Monday, August 30, 2010

Filipinos on News Events Part 2: Reaction to Daniel Wagner’s “The Philippine Bus and Miss Universe”

Filipinos on News Events Part 2: Reaction to Daniel Wagner’s “The Philippine Bus and Miss Universe”

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello World!

It's a long weekend in our country because we will be observing a Regular / Legal Holiday on Monday - National Heroes Day, which was supposed to be celebrated every last Sunday of August.

With this, I have time to write something and update my blog. Well, most of my posting here are about life, me and my wife, as we go on living and experiencing what is about living life. Some of my post also relates what I appreciate with the world and local events especially in my field of enthusiasm like running, poetry and the academe.

I observed with my site views / hits that majority come from Australia, United States, Canada and my home country Philippines and several from other countries. Well, I would appreciate if you could drop any comment or message me on my posted topics here in my blog.

May we have Love and Peace in all our hearts.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Apology to the Manila Hostage Drama

Here’s a copy of the letter posted on CNN iReport with Reigno Jose Dilao’s permission

As you are reading this letter, I bet that you have seen/heard about what happened earlier in our country.

Tourists were hostages of a policeman here, Rolando Mendoza. After a few hours of the horrible crime, some of the victims were dead including the hostage-taker.

I wrote this letter not just to apologize but also to let everyone know that we Filipinos are not all like Mendoza. We are loving and good-hearted people.

For so many years, our country has been standing tall and surpassing every dilemma; be it small or big. Years ago (back when I wasn’t born yet), you have watched us fight for what we think is right. We fought for the democracy of our nation.. The EDSA revolution. But that’s just one out of many.

Second. We Filipinos have been serving other countries for our families and we treat you as our own as well. With all due respect, I thank you all for giving us the trust through the years. For helping us to become what we are now.

The Philippines is more than just a group of islands. We are a nation of strong and remarkable people. A country of beauty and love known to be hospitable and well-valued. I humbly apologize for what happened tonight. No one in this world would want something like that to happen for life should be valued.

I politely ask the attention of the world. Please do not judge and mistreat us just because of what happened tonight. I have been searching the net and found terrible things. Hong Kong advices to avoid travels here, China and HK bans Filipinos and that Philippines is the worst place to go.

I can’t blame you for what you have decided but I hope that you could understand. Our country is now in a sea of problems. And I know for sure that we helped you in a way or another. Let peace and understanding reign this time.

I know that this letter will just be trash but I wish that you would understand. On behalf of the Philippine population.. WE ARE SORRY.
As a song puts it…
And I believe that in my life I will see an end to hopelessness, giving-up and suffering. And we all stand together this one time then no one will get left behind. Stand up for life. STAND UP FOR LOVE
Sincerely yours,
Reigno Jose Dilao

Monday, August 16, 2010

Midterm Questionaires for Persons and Family Relations

1. A filed petition for legal separation with B. B filed for extension but the court denied. A then asked the court to put B in default wherein it was granted and A presented her evidence ex parte. Is the decision of the court correct? Discuss fully.

2. X and Y are married. X have protracted and senseless refusal to have sex with her wife Y. What is the legal effect of this? Discuss.

3. A and B are 16 years old and they are sweethearts. Can they get married?

4. What is the policy of the state in relation to marriage? What is the relation of the provision in the Family Code in regards to the Constitution?

5. State fully the voidable marriages in the Family Code.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy 73rd Monthsary to my Ex-girlfriend, Now my Wife!

We have gone to places,
We have journeyed to different lands and waters,
We have have been happy,
We have been sad.

We have shared life together,
We have shared moments and memories,
We have shared the pains and joys of relationship,
We have been the two humans that as real as we can be.

~To my Honey,
Thank you for sharing me with everything we have gone through the years.
I love you!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Training for A Race #1

PROPER HYDRATION: The Secret of Successful Runners 
Running is considered as one of the hottest fitness activities in the country today. More and more people are getting hooked on the sport for its convenience, accessibility and the challenges the come with it. With the right training and motivation, almost anyone can be a runner.

But unlike other sports that use equipment to play, seasoned runners know that they only have their bodies to rely on during competitions. That said, keeping one’s body properly hydrated, far more than picking up speed, spells all the difference in finishing the race.

Here are some tips to maintaining a well-hydrated physique during a race:

Marathons don’t start at the starting line.
Joining a marathon in a week? Then this is the perfect time to edit your diet. Too much salt inhibits your body of liquids and basically creates a machine that’s made to be dehydrated fast. Instead, feast on water-filled food items such as watermelon to add to your body’s natural reservoir of agua.

Water stations are a runner’s best friend.
Take advantage of pit stops that are dispersed through out the race track that offer water and other food items as you run. It will help you keep your pace as you go through every stretch of kilometer ahead. And don’t drink only when thirsty.
As you run, your body already loses copious amounts of water through your sweat and to wait until your thirsty is already a sign that your body is already dehydrated. It will be much harder to recover from this state and will slow you down tremendously.

It’s not just how you move; it’s also what you wear.
Thanks to modern technology, some running gear brands now offer clothing products that actually help its wearer stay cool and hydrated. Due to the science behind its fabric, it keeps air flow steady that enables runners not to be moving heat traps and in the process not lose so much water.

Not all runners are created equal.
With the help of a medical professional, know how much water your body actually needs which is also based on your weight and your stamina. This will help you better assess your body as you go through the race as there is such a thing called over hydration. By principle, faster runners need more water as they lose more as they run while slower runners, significantly less. At the end of the day, knowing your body well will help you finish that run.

Your game plan for hydration is an important aspect of your preparation, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner. Remember that your primary tool in this sport is your body and it’s wise to nourish it with what it’s made of.         

excerpts from

Takbo para sa Ilog Pasig - Signed up

Ref No. 0000-960
Date of Birth 11-24-1982
Run Category 5Km

Attached above is my confirmation e-mail for my online registration at the Takbo for Ilog Pasig on October 10, 2010 (Run for Pasig River 10.10.10). A run for a cause and an attempt to break a Guinness World Record! See you on the road guys!