Saturday, April 11, 2020

FDCP Starts Releasing P8,000 DEAR ACTION! and P5,000 DEAR PRESS! Aid for Freelance AV Content Workers

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has released more than P4.5 million from its reallocated funds through the Disaster/Emergency Assistance and Relief (DEAR) Program, providing financial support to freelance audio-visual (AV) content workers impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. As of April 6, 2020, more than 600 displaced freelance AV content industry members received the one-time tax-free DEAR financial support. Film and television workers covered by the DEAR ACTION! Program received P8,000 each and entertainment press members under the DEAR PRESS! Program were given P5,000 each.

FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño shared the good news of the ongoing disbursement of the DEAR financial assistance for the most vulnerable freelance AV content workers. “Ang DEAR Program ay tulong ng gobyerno para sa ating workers upang maibsan man lang ang hirap na pinagdadaanan nila. In this time of global crisis, it’s important to be one with the industry and help our own. Every gesture counts,” she said. “Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this initiative. Let us keep spreading the word out there as we are still accepting applications for our freelance workers who lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic. FDCP is here to help. Please do not hesitate to send your inquiries through our text hotline and e-mail. Our DEAR Agents are ready.”

Diño also gave updates on the changes in the application process. Firstly, there is no more cap on the income eligibility of DEAR ACTION! applicants. All eligible AV content workers can apply but FDCP reserves the right to prioritize low-income individuals who have a talent fee of P3,000 or below per day or a package rate of P20,000 or below per project. Secondly, the required number of suspended or cancelled work days was reduced from seven days to five (5) days—whether in pre-production, production, or post-production. Thirdly, AV companies such as productions and suppliers can now apply for DEAR ACTION! on behalf of freelancers whom they have engagements with.

The FDCP DEAR Program was launched on March 23 to help freelance AV content workers who suddenly lost work or became out of work because of a major natural disaster or public health emergency such as the COVID-19 crisis. The DEAR fund is only activated once the President of the Republic of the Philippines declares a state of calamity. In light of the COVID-19 situation, FDCP aims to assist 2,500 freelance AV content workers with a budget of P20 million coming from its limited funds. The release of the DEAR ACTION! and DEAR PRESS! financial aid began on March 27.

Eventually, FDCP hopes to help 50,000 disaster-affected AV freelancers from the content and live performance sectors across different fields: animation, new media, television, and film. The national film agency continues to seek additional support from the Office of the President and the upper and lower houses of Congress.

DOTr COVID-19 response efforts get boost from PhP100 million donation from Lopez Group of Companies

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Efforts by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country received a boost from a PhP100 million donation by the Lopez Group of Companies.

In a letter of intent from the First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) of the Lopez Group of Companies, the conglomerate company expressed its support for the commitment of the DOTr in addressing the pressing need to increase the limited capacity of the country’s health system. The company added that its donation will help a great number of Filipinos who are now in need of treatment for possible COVID-19 infection.

FPHC also mentioned that it was inspired by the approach taken by the Department in providing returning seafarers and other Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with assistance in their mandatory quarantine, and in some cases, with their medical treatment.

FPHC’s letter was addressed to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, and to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant Admiral Joel Garcia.

To recall, the DOTr has partnered with private shipping companies to convert passenger ships into temporary quarantine ships as authorities expect an influx of repatriates amid the coronavirus crisis. These quarantine ships will serve as temporary accommodations for returning seafarers and other OFWs as they complete their 14-day quarantine, as ordered by the Department of Health (DOH). These ships will accommodate both asymptomatic persons and persons who have not undergone COVID-19 testing.

In addition, the DOTr will soon set up quarantine terminals to attend to the medical needs of returning seafarers and other OFWs who manifest mild coronavirus disease symptoms.

“It is heartwarming to know that the medical needs of our OFWs, our returning modern-day heroes, remain to be top-of-mind. This is the least we can do for a sector who has played a significant role in enabling our economy over the years, especially at this time that uncertainty hangs over their hearts and minds,” the FPHC letter further stated.

Meanwhile, DOTr Secretary Tugade said the donation made by FPHC will be of great help to fund the needs of the Department, especially the Maritime sector, in the operation of the quarantine ships and the quarantine terminals.

“It is truly overwhelming that during these trying times, the support and selflessness of our private sector partners keep on coming to back us up. We are extremely grateful to the Lopez Group for this enormous help. Gagastahin natin ito ng naayon sa tama at nararapat. Maraming kababayan 'ho natin ang siguradong makikinabang dito," Sec. Tugade said.

For his part, PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago pledged to make sure that the donation will be spent appropriately, and that the establishment of another quarantine facility will be swiftly implemented.

“We will ensure that every centavo donated will be accounted for and spent according to its intended purpose. Now, we are already in the process of planning the conversion of the Eva Macapagal Terminal into a quarantine facility. As Sec. Tugade instructed, we will exert all our efforts for this to be established and be of use very soon,” GM Santiago said.

DOTr partners with Seaoil PH to provide PhP405 thousand worth of free fuel for buses participating in its free ride service

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Starting Monday, 13 April 2020, additional fuel subsidies will be provided to bus units participating in the Free Ride for Health Workers Program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

This, after Seaoil Philippines has pledged to provide, until 30 April 2020, free fuel worth PhP 405,000 to bus units ferrying medical frontliners under the DOTr's free shuttle service.

The DOTr has announced that 15 bus units participating in the program can avail of up to 50 liters of free fuel daily, which translates to Php 22,500 per day or a total of 13,500 liters amounting to P405,000.

"We are very grateful to Seaoil Philippines for providing fuel subsidies to the bus units of our free ride program. Malaking tulong po ito, hindi lang para sa amin, o sa mga bus, kundi makasisiguro rin tayo na maitataguyod natin ang serbisyo publiko para sa mga medical frontliners sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic," DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade expressed.

To recall, DOTr earlier partnered with Phoenix Petroleum, Petron Corporation, CleanFuel, and Total Philippines for fuel subsidies for bus units participating in the free ride program for medical frontliners.

Phoenix Petroleum has agreed to provide 50 liters of fuel daily to sixty (60) private bus units participating in the free ride program.

Meanwhile, the Petron fuel subsidy, which was made possible through the donation of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Infrastructure, will give sixty (60) bus units an allocation of 50 liters of fuel each day.

CleanFuel will also provide 40 liters of fuel for 20 bus units for free, while Total has allocated free fuel subsidies to 30 participating bus units at PhP1,000 per unit, or vehicles driven by medical frontliners at PhP300 per unit until 17 April 2020.

The free ride for healthworkers program covers medical communities in the National Capital Region (NCR), as well as in regions 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, CAR, and CARAGA.

As of 09 April 2020, the free ride program already transported 35,873 health workers residing in NCR, and 87,702 from other regions, for a total of 123,575 medical workers.

FDCP Releases Memorandum 4 on the Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine

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Pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 20 and the subsequent announcement of the President, the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon has been extended to April 30, 2020.

In line with therewith, FDCP will hereby continue the strict adoption of the following relative to the audio-visual industry and community:

1. All productions and activities on film, television programs, and other audio-visual contents are SUSPENDED in the entirety of Luzon, including NCR, for the duration of the extension of the quarantine.

2. For the rest of the country, relevant declarations on community quarantine from the respective local government units shall apply. Given the nature of the COVID-19 virus transmission, FDCP strongly recommends stringent social distancing measures to be adopted.

3. As only those private establishments providing basic necessities related to food and medicine shall be open, companies, establishments, and organizations in the audio-visual industry, from pre to post-production and film exhibition must close their offices and adopt work from home arrangements for workers. This is with the exception of media outlets for the purposes of news coverage who must adopt stringent social distancing measures and skeletal work force as well.

4. The FDCP shall continue to adopt a work from home setup for all its employees. Hence, the FDCP Office will be closed and will not receive documents until further notice. All transactions and communication shall be taken online. (See attached directory of FDCP Divisions).
Failure to abide by these set guidelines and those announced by the national government shall be subjected to appropriate action, including criminal, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

For everyone’s guidance.

FDCP Updates DEAR Application Period and Coverage

Republic of the Philippines
Office of the President
Series of 2020

Relative to FDCP Advisories No. 01, 01-A and 02 on the activation of the FDCP DISASTER/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF (DEAR), DEAR ACTION! and DEAR PRESS! and the announcement of the President on the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the following updates on the guidelines are hereby issued:

1. Coverage of Qualified Suspended Work. With the extension of the ECQ, the coverage of qualified cancelled/suspended work days as required for eligibility to DEAR programs shall be from March 15-April 30, 2020.

2. Application Period. Applications for the DEAR Programs will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

3. Holy Week Operations. In observance of the regular non-working holidays during Holy Week, processing of applications and release of disbursements on April 9-10 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday) will be suspended. However, email applications may still be sent by applicants.

Regular online operations shall resume on April 13, 2020.

Earlier issuances on such matters that are inconsistent herewith are hereby amended accordingly.

For information and guidance.

See the official press releases and signed documents here:

NQC, PhilPop to Release a Song for Frontliners, Filipinos

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The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) and the PhilPop Musicfest Foundation, Inc. (PhilPop) released on 10 April 2020 the fourth song from the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines (2021 QCP) playlist.

Titled “Bayanihan,” the song is streamed via Spotify. Along with this, the lyric video is uploaded on the official Facebook pages of the NQC (@nqc2021) and PhilPop (@philpopmusic). The song celebrates the heroic heritage of the Filipinos through time, engendered in one of the notable customs of ours: bayanihan.

Bayanihan is a Filipino word for ‘community mobilization.’ Its literal meaning is ‘to be a hero’ or ‘to unleash the warrior within,’ due to the root word, ‘bayani’ (‘hero,’ ‘warrior’). The release is timely, just as the nation combat the COVID-19 pandemic and commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9. The song is dedicated to all Filipino frontliners across the world.

“Bayanihan” was selected among the quincentennial song entries during the 2019 PhilPop Bootcamp North Luzon in Pangasinan in September 2019. National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab himself was the camp master of the bootcamp.

The song was written and composed by Christian Dumaplin. Reuben Laurente sung the composition. It was arranged by Marlon Barnuevo and produced by Jungee Marcelo.

The first song to stream online was “Bagani,” the official theme song of the 2021 QCP. It was written and composed by Roel Rostata and sung by Anthony Castello with his a cappella group Pinopela. The song debuted during the 500-day countdown to 2021 QCP on 14 December 2019.

The two other songs, also on Spotify, are “Mactan” (written, composed and performed by Kian Dionisio) and “Sana Bukas” (collaboration of Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, Lara Maigue, Davey Langit, and Marlon Barnuevo, and sung by Noel Cabangon).

A total of nine songs comprised the 2021 QCP Playlist, adjudged from almost a hundred song entries across the country via 2019 PhilPop Bootcamps. The project was co-sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, in support of the OPM industry.

The NQC acknowledges the power of music in bridging the message of the 500th anniversaries of the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world, the Victory at Mactan, and other related events. Visit for more information
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Limandaang taon lumipas ating nakamtan

Tagumpay ng Pilipino sa laban ng Mactan

Limang siglong nakaraan natin natutunan

Tunay na kahulugan ng bayanihan.


Dito nasusukat, tapang na walang katulad

Bayani rin pala tayong lahat


Kasangga mo’ng Pilipino, ano mang lahi mo

Kasangga mo’ng Pilipino, ano mang laban mo

Sa timog o silangan, hilaga o kanluran

Dito maasahan... ang aming Inang Bayan.

Halina’t ibahagi, ating anyo’t antas

Ating ipamalas handog ng Pilipinas

Kasama ang buong mundo, ating mababakas

‘Pag magkakasama ay may taglay na lakas

Repeat pre-chorus

Repeat chorus twice

Song Credits:


Music and Lyrics: Christian Dumaplin

Interpreters: Reuben Laurente

Producer: Jungee Marcelo

Arranger: Marlon Barnuevo

Guitars: Gino Madrid

Backing Vocals: Marlon Barnuevo

Recording Studio: Bellhaus Studio

Sound Engineer (Recording): Nicho Minion

Sound Engineer (Pre & Post Production): Jungee Marcelo

Mastered by: Jett Galinado at The Bakery (Los Angeles, CA)

Executive Producers: Noel Cabangon and Ma. Dinah Remolacio

Publisher: PhilPop Musicfest Foundation, Inc.

Microsoft Azure virtual hackathon to create innovative solutions using artificial intelligence

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While avoiding crowded places like schools and workplaces and staying-at-home to avoid coronavirus infection, making innovative projects and solutions can be a unique opportunity at the comfort of your own home.

Technology allows people to connect with each other despite physical distancing and can make lives more comfortable and productive by exactly knowing when the next ride arrives or minimize crop losses in urban farms. Artificial intelligence mimics human behavior and thinking, while cloud computing allows access to system resources and data storage without owning and managing expensive servers. Combining AI with the cloud enables developers and engineers to use and access cutting-edge technologies and resources to solve complex problems affecting people and society.

Microsoft, ride-hailing app Grab, and the United Nations Development Programme partner with AngelHack to bring together talented developers, engineers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to solve real-world business challenges from the Asia-Pacific region. This "virtual" hackathon enables teams to collaborate online and use Azure technologies like computer vision and natural language processing to create innovative and transformative solutions.

"We are teaming up with Microsoft to organize this virtual hackathon to engage our talented developers community across APAC to code for a meaningful cause. We are excited about what our community will innovate," according to Asia-Pacific regional manager Jasmine Nguyen of AngelHack.

Surface tablets, job opportunities, visit to Singapore, and $ 3,000 are waiting for those who will create best applications and solutions.

This virtual hackathon is open for residents in Singapore, Korea, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, or Brunei. Age should be 18 years or older and part of a team up to five participants.

The first phase starts on April 17 until May 17 where ideas has to be formed and, solution design and architecture has to be submitted. Prototypes must be submitted on the second phase on May 25 to June 14 addressing the challenges presented.

Register at to join the virtual hackathon.

Deadline of registration is on May 17.

This competition is powered by AngelHack. Visit the website at


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Government 4Ps Program Should Give Jobs And Not Financial Aid

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Puro nga naman 4P's Ang lubos nakikinabang sa taxes ng mga #masisipag na mamamayan ng pinas, na pilit ngtatrabaho, nagpapakapagod para umangat sa buhay, sana ngaung panahon ng crisis maging pantay lalo sa tax payers wag silang tignan na mas nakakaangat dahil una sa lahat nagsikap, pinagtrabahuan, pinaghirapan nila yan
Db dapat inaangat din ng 4P'S ang level ng antas ng kanilang pamumuhay? Bakit hanggang ngaun ganon parin sila at tila mas naging miserable pa?
Baka naman mas nabibigyan natin sila ng rason para maging #TAMAD dahil may hinihintay namang tulong?
Ung iba jan realidad bka mas may #KAYA pa nanamantala sa programa
Dapat tlg "#TRABAHO" nlng ang ibinigay sknila ng sa ganon ay mas naging mas #PRODUKTIBO silang mamamayan ng bansa
Hnd masamang tulungan sila pero sana #TAMANG #PROGRAMA para sa mahihirap para umangat ang antas ng pamumuhay...

Its like this...

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

#ctto #copypaste

The Middle Class Also Deserves Government Relief

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Us, the MIDDLE CLASS works hard and duly pays our taxes.

Not because we still have food in the fridge and grocery in the shelves we don't deserve to be a beneficiary of the hard earned taxes we pay.

As always we the MIDDLE CLASS has been neglected.

Halibawa na lang may pabahay ang mga illegal settlers, napaglalaanan sila kasi kawawa sila.

Kami po ba hindi kawawa? Tagabayad lang po ba kami ng buwis? Isang kahig isang tuka din kami. Kapag di kami nagtrabaho wala na kaming ipagkakaiba sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan.

Sa panahon ng crisis lahat tayo apektado. Hintayin nyong kami ang madesisyon kung kailangan namen ang ayuda o hindi.

SINUNGALING ang inyong pangulo! Never forget!

Wazzup Pilipinas!

January 2020. Who asked for stricter travel ban policies of all travelers from China?

Health professionals. Doctors and nurses. Epidemiologists. Media people and netizens.
And, Dilawans.

Who opposed such travel ban policies?

Bong Go.
Ka-dds trolls.

Who posted FAKE STORIES about 'Chinese neighbors at the condo the the airplane'?

Ka-dds bloggers.
Ka-dds TROLLS.

Who called antis and dilawans as 'racist' and having no 'humanity' - for demanding a TRAVEL BAN for all travelers from China?

Ka-dds bloggers.
Ka-dds trolls.

February 2020. Who trumpeted that PH is purportedly 'WHO model for containing Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak'?

Ka-dds bloggers.
Ka-dds trolls.

March 2020. PH has the unenviable distinction of having the HIGHEST COVID-19 MORTALITY RATE in the world.

Anong pinagkukuda niyong mga ka-DDS, ka-dds TROLLS and bloggers:

"Tumulong ka na lang!"
"Stop the blame! Diyan kayo magaling!"
"Set aside politics. We must be united in this time of crisis."
"Kawawa naman si Tatay Digong, mukhang overworked na."
"This is not the right time to do fault-finding or blaming others"

Mga ogaags lang di ba? We could have contained the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak MUCH, MUCH EARLIER if only this government and its supporters did NOT PRIORITIZE CHINA'S FEELINGS over the welfare of the Filipino people!

Just because your poon kowtows to China's whims and caprices every time, sana naman, di niyo makalimutan na Pilipino din kayo!

After nagdeclare ng community quarantine, eto naman ngayon, it seems that the order of the day is to deflect the blame back to the people since di nila masisi ang mga Dilawans. Iresponsable daw ang mga Pinoy - comparing it to how Singapore is handling theirs.

SG gov't is way reassuring, hence they are able to keep the uncertainties in the minds of their citizens to the minimum. Tsaka, walang mga trolls na nagkakalat ng katangahan dun! Dito sa atin, dahil may 48 hours pa na binigay to prepare before the said community quarantine, people were in a mad rush to get out of Metro Manila putting a much higher risk for the virus to spread to poor areas and ill-prepared provinces across the country, panic buying of essentials and hoarding - because in their minds, "we're on our own".

And lastly, we have you, mga ka-DDS, trolls and bloggers alike, na todo depensa pa rin sa kapalpakan ng administrasyong ito kahit ang kaligtasan na nang nakakaraming Pilipino ang nasasakripisyo.🙊

#ctto #reposted

From a politically unaligned lawyer friend:

Late Nights with COVID-19 Duterte (April 6, 2020)

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- REPORT of the Office of the President to Congress | Bayanihan Act

- POSSIBLE REALIGNMENT of the 2020 Budget


1. Resources under the Bayanihan Act have been mobilized. Our most vulnerable citizens, must receive government assistance immediately.

2. Alam ko we shouldn’t just zero in sa poorest of the poor. Valid ang suggestion ni Cavite Governor Remulla. Pag may mapulot tayo. Ok tayo. The economy is on a standstill. What we are spending now is reserves natin. Etong pera na ito nakatago ito ni Secretary Dominguez kaya may panggastos tayo ngayon.

3. Yung poorest of the poor, eto yung walang kita sa isang araw, di na makakain. Or wala talagang trabaho. What is really sad is that the rainy day has arrived in our generation. Di natin ito gusto.

4. Di ako makatulog. Nag iisip ako buong gabi. Abutan na ako daybreak.

5. The 100 Billion for one month or the 270 Billion for two months is not enough. I am calling the Secretary of Finance mag generate na ng pera.

6. We are exploring options to adjust the earlier budget (the 2020 General Appropriations Act), realign or cancel ibang projects kasi hindi pwede magutom ang tao.

7. Hindi lang ako. Lahat ng leaders sa buong mundo, ito ang problema. Wala ng income ang gobyerno. Lahat gastos. Ang gobyerno cannot print so much money. Ang value lang ng economy ang pwede natin iprint.

8. Kung makinig kayo, you’d be able to understand my paradigm.

9. I ask the utmost cooperation of the public, especially our brothers and sisters who are hit most by the pandemic.

10. Devil and the deep blue sea ako. Kung ipagbawal ko, di makalabas. Di makakain yan. Pero kakalat ang COVID. Kaya do not go out, lock yourselves in your house.

11. Ikaw Duterte, bakit di mo ito ma solve? Di matakot sa bunganga mo? Wala kang magawa nito? Ang COVID is science. Period. The reason why we are ordering you to stay inside the house is science. Period. Kung mabaril lang itong virus, tapos na sana ito.

12. Umiinit ang ulo ko na pinuputol ang sinasabi ko. I am laying out the predicate.

13. Pati ang Gobyerno, desperado na. Kanina nagising ako mga 3am. My God is the true God. Ang Diyos ko is God the father.

14. I would like to be honest, ang 270 Billion pesos na estimate ay hindi talaga tatagal yan. Mauubos kasi walang kita ang Gobyerno. Kung sa Bisaya pa, ang tubig mo hubas pud.

15. Intindihin niyo ako. Kung may pera lang. Yung sige sabi na corruption, ano naman gahawin ko sa pera sa remaining years ko. I turned 75 last month.

16. Stop it. Yung mga tao na binabaliktad ang sinasabi ko. Hindi nila alam, ang binabasa ako ang constitution. Ang batas. Mga trying to be smart aleck. You do not know your law.

17. Let us take this problem ONE AT A TIME. Ngayon buwan na ito, tutok muna tayo dito. We are trying to perfect this.

18. Etong mga #OustDuterte, patayin si Duterte, buti na lang andyan si Atty. Pamatong sa Facebook. He declared himself as President. Tama siya. He can solve the problem in 3 weeks in the entire planet Earth.

19. I agree sa letter ni Governor Remulla. I know the political horizon of the country. Kung maari lang isali ko sila. But can they be included in the 270 Billion? Hindi pa sa ngayon.

20. The solution to our problem, is a vaccine. The experts in infectious diseases are better to solve this. Hindi kaming mga abogado. Our resources are finite, not infinite. There’s not enough money.

21. Ang pang kontra lang sa problema niyo ngayon, stay home. Etong veerus, mahawaan kayo. Lalaki ang problema natin lalo.

22. Hindi ko alam kung hanggang kelan kayo sa bahay. Hindi ko alam saan ako kukuha ng pera kasi hindi ko alam kung may bibili pa sa ibebenta natin.

23. I am forced to say this, what is at stake. Parang kadena de amor ito.

24. Kelan ito matapos ito Duterte ang paghirap mo sa amin? Anytime sabihin ni Pamatong o ng military, baba na ako.

25. This being the Holy Week, I call on everyone to unite and pray.

26. Baka mali ako, baka yung init has something to do with. Yung tropical climate makatulong.

27. We are inclined to extend the lockdown up to April 30. Tingnan natin. Pero for the meantime, mag double time kami para mabigyan din ng tulong ang middle class.

28. Pag bumagsak ang Gobyerno, bagsak tayo lahat.

29. Next time I talk to you, sana mag improve na ang situation.


For more info on the Government’s fight against COVID-19, log on to


Monday, April 6, 2020

Something is Fishy

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Wuhan to Shanghai = 839 kms.

Wuhan to Beijing = 1,152 kms.

Wuhan to Milan = 15,000 kms.

Wuhan to NY = 15,000 kms.

The Corona virus started in Wuhan yet there is no effect of Corona virus in nearby Beijing or Shanghai but many deaths in Italy, Iran, European countries and USA.

All business areas of China are now safe.

Something is fishy.

America is not just blaming China without a reason.

Even today, India is locked down but all the cities of China are open. China has also announced the opening of Wuhan from April 08. Not a single leader in China has tested positive for the deadly Corona virus.

Something is fishy.

The virus has ruined many economies around the world. Many have had to close their borders in an attempt to contain and control the spread of the Corona virus. Thousands have lost their lives, millions have now got this disease, countless people have been locked in their homes and many countries have placed their citizens on lock down.

Something is fishy.

The Corona virus originated from the city of Wuhan in China and has now reached every corner of the world, but the virus did not reach China's capital Beijing and China's Economic Capital Shanghai, located in close proximity to Wuhan itself.

Something is fishy

Today Paris is closed, New York is closed, Berlin is closed, Delhi is closed, Mumbai is closed, Tokyo is closed, the world's major economic and political centers are closed, but Beijing and Shanghai are open. No Corona virus effect is seen in either cities. There were only a few cases but the virus had no real effect on Beijing and Shanghai.

Something is fishy.

Beijing is the city where all the leaders of China live, including their military leaders. There is no lock down in Beijing.

Something is fishy

Shanghai is the city that runs China's economy. It is the economic capital of China, where all the rich people of China live and run major industries. There is no lock down here, there is no effect of the Corona virus there.

Something is fishy

Beijing and Shanghai are the areas adjoining Wuhan. The virus from Wuhan reached every corner of the world, but the virus did not affect Beijing and Shanghai.

Something is fishy

Another big thing is, that the worldwide share market has fallen by almost half. In India also the Nifty has gone from 12 thousand to 7 thousand, but the share market of China was at 3000 and just merely dropped to 2700.

Something is fishy

This leaves one to speculate that the Corona virus is a bio-chemical weapon of China, which China used to carry out destruction in the world in order to gain economic supremacy.

China has now put this virus under control, maybe they also have the antidote/ vaccine that they are not sharing with the world ever or will do when it is in their best interest to do so.

Something is fishy

Hollywood stars, Australia's Home Minister, Britain's Prime Minister and Health Minister, Spain's Prime Minister's wife, Canada's Prime Minister's wife, and Britain's Prince Charles, among others, have contracted the Corona virus, but NOT A SINGLE POLITICAL LEADER IN CHINA, NOT A SINGLE MILITARY COMMANDER in China have tested positive for Corona virus.


Middle Class Woes: Last Priority During Relief Distribution


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Dear National and Local Leaders,

You exempt subdivision dwellers from food or financial assistance. You assume that they are better off, all of them---as if all subdivisions are created equal, as if all homeowners have the same resources.

It is often said, that if you need to win an election, you need to convince the middle class, that sector of society who are adequately informed, have a certain degree of formal or informal education, a class of people who earns their right to enjoy what they have due to diligence and hardwork. Majority of subd dwellers are middle class citizens armed with the tools to make better choices come next elections.

Most subdivision dwellers are madiskarte. These are children of well-meaning and hardworking Filipino parents, who, because they want to support their families, as soon as they had the opportunity, secured a housing loan or even a car loan to provide comfort to their families. After all bills are paid, if it is enough, they send remittances through Palawan or other money tranfer institutions to support their parents or siblings.
They look more decent than the tambays in the slums because they try hard to make a better life, so aside from working as professionals during weekdays, when their helpers are on day off, they continue their grind at night or weekends selling siomai, household products, food for delivery, and many other products.
Whether they are employed or self employed they pay their monthly, quarterly, and yearly taxes, in addition to real estate taxes and all other taxes of their purchases.

Let us say, a subd. dweller is employed and gets taxed for at least 600 monthly, or let us say he is a self employed seller, he pays around 4000 yearly for his business renewal, has to pay community tax in the barangay, how is it difficult to not remember them in your five kilos of rice, 3 packs of noodles, 6 cans of sardines? Is that how the state now regards the majority of people who comprise the backbone of our economy?

We do not loathe that you always help the needy, the marginalized, but to tell you honestly, majority of those who remain that way is because, COVID or not, they have too much idle time on their hands. Instead of sweating it out making ends meet for their children, it is a common sight to see them engage in unproductive activities. While they do not contribute much for their own well being, anak pa ng anak, they also do not contribute to the republic, the society in general. Contrast that to a "trying hard" subdivision dweller, OCWs who do side "rackets," teachers, engineers, or nurses, who have to sell real estate and anything and everything under the sun to make their families' and Philippines' economy afloat.

When subdivision dwellers need money, the government offers them a loan, but when ousiders need help, they get 4Ps, financial assistance, libreng pagamot, libreng tuli, libreng vaccine, libreng condom, libreng bunot, libreng xray, but when your diligent subdivision dwellers na mukhang di naghihirap needs help, you offer them a loan, with interest, with penalties if not paid on time.

May kasabihan tayo na wag mong lalatiguhin ang kalabaw na humihila sa iyong araro. The proverbial kalabaw is the subdivision dwellers of our modern society. Kalabaw 1.0 version 2020.

So please, the next time you make a pronouncement that 200 Billion is set to be distributed by kapitans, DOLE, DSWD, and DILG, remember the kalabaws of modern society. Remember, this decent looking kalabaws can and will make or break your aspirations.for reelection.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

PHLPost resumes mail operations but limits door-to-door delivery

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In accordance with the announcement made by Cabinet Secretary Karlo B. Nograles of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) providing exemptions in the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the entirety of Luzon, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will resume its operations only for domestic acceptance and delivery of postal items.

Outgoing mails or those to be sent abroad will still be suspended until further notice.

“While PHLPost is committed to support the National Government in the delivery of essential services in this time of crisis, the safety and health of the frontliners and other employees who will render services during this period is a priority,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

PHLPost shall provide limited services in order to facilitate the delivery of mails/checks, parcels containing medical supplies, and other essential services. Mails will be accepted based on the following guidelines and procedures;

1. Only selected Delivery Post Offices shall be opened to serve the public three times a week limited to four hours of operations. Office hours shall start at 10AM to 3PM, limited to four (4) hours, only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to enable employees to clean and sanitize themselves, the equipment and mails before and after the operations.

2. For mails and parcels with contact numbers, (cellphone/telephone numbers, or e-mail address) and in order to adhere to the call for physical distancing and minimize exposure of employees, addressees may go to the post office to claim their mails, parcels, or items.

3. To ensure continuity of service, PHLPost shall limit their door-to-door delivery of service. Delivery of mails shall be based on priorities such as vital communications and parcels containing medicines, items containing goods/perishable items, items from SSS, GSIS and other public and private institutions containing pensions, checks/loans etc., EMS items and left over mails (vital communications/checks) prior to the implementation of the community lockdown.

4. Subject to existing local community quarantine protocols, the post office may coordinate with Barangay officials for the delivery of mails. The Barangay officials will be the ones to undertake the delivery to their respective constituents-addresses.

PHLPost assures the public that it is tirelessly addressing the concerns of the public for fast and reliable service amidst these trying times.
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