Sunday, August 13, 2017

MANAGSAMA ANG TANAN SA MATA SA BALAOD???

"I'll quit if my son is into corruption" words of Digong that hug the media these days. If we take his words hook,  line,  and sinker, then we'll probably have no Digong to greet us in December 2017.

The reality check however  is this. Digong will always be a firebrand leader. Let's give him credit to his colorful words because it sets the tone of a strong persona in him. His critics have a hard time finding blunders  on his management style and policy-making strategy, with the way he shattered the establishment, the oligarchs, and the wily trapos.

The Bureau of Customs controversy is a complex matter to tackle. While witness Taguda, mentioned the Vice Mayor of Davao City  as part of the Davao Group who smuggled goods but he never saw or met him.

By itself, such declaration implicating the Vice Mayor is nothing but air of suspicion which can never stand the test of moral certainty. It is best for investigators to dig deeper into the controversy in its entirety.

Clearly, no one is above the law. Anyone who is found committing acts in violation of existing laws must be prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

TINUGYANAN SA BALAOD

TINUGYANAN SA BALAOD

tul-id ug tikig iyang barog,
sinaw'g sapatos daw gitilaag bitin sa kadangog,

kamatinabangon sa nanginahanglan,
 pagpatuman sa balaod iyang gipuhunan,

pamolbos, panipit sa binuhatang sipat,
matang sa buhat sa tinugyanang kiat,

 pakiglambigit sa mat-an ug kukhan,
 talan-awon kon pagkatinugyanan makalimtan,

bililhong tsapa tamakan, yamayamaan,
masulub-ong kamatuoran kon pamalaod  usikan..

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

B I S Y O

BISYO

buhat nga gipanghimaraut,
giyam-iran sa pagkadunot,

talan-awon kining namugna,
sa kahuyang ug binuhatang haguka,

 alak, drugas, sugal hasta sigarilyo,
 pipila lamang kini's mga bisyo,

 kon malikayan mohatod sa kabag-o,
katarong ug dili ka pa  makaperhisyo,

 panigbas, pangluthang ug pagpangtumba,
 hinungaw kini's bisyong daw way giila,

 bisan kinsa, mahimong matakbuyan,
 bisyo kini sa kamaibogong dili kapugngan,

 panghuong kini sa tinambalan sa uban,
 bisyo  sa kaigmat mangilog ug  bingkang tinan-ogan,

tagamtam,  tilaw, kitkit   sa lami nga gidili, 
magikan kini’s  panggimok sa kabuhi nga midahili…

Friday, July 21, 2017

PANIGARILYO MAGDALA’G PERHISYO SA PUBLIKO

PANIGARILYO MAGDALA’G PERHISYO SA PUBLIKO

Smoking is  bane of health. It brings about untold elements that will yield dangers in catastrophic proportions.

Equating smoking to a lively nightlife may not be acceptable if you look at it from the viewpoint of protecting the common interest of the public  from abusive smokers.

Unless we can make smokers control the pernicious  effects of their smoking activities in public, there is no need to prolong the agony of unsuspecting or would-be victims of lung cancers who bear the brunt of smokers.

Banning smoking in public places is long overdue. Better late than never though.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kaban ni Geraldine: VIA DOLOROSA


VIA DOLOROSA -  dalan sa kasub-anan

O Via Dolorosa, kini ang ang dalan sa balaang dakbayan sa Herusalem.
 Nganong ato kining gipatik sa alimpatakan ug atong katolikong pagtuo?
 O Via Dolorosa, hain na ang imong mapait nga dalan paingon sa Golgotha?
 Agianan nga gibaktas ni Hesus sa kapaitan ug Dili matukib nga kalisdanan.
 Gikan sya gihukman ni Poncio Pilato mga nanghunaw sa Iyang mga kamot:
Tungod kay sa iyang  Romanong pagdumala sa nasod sa mga Hudeo,
 Kay wala siya'y nakitang timaan sa mga pasangil sa atong Manunubos.
Apan ang mga Phariseo sa Templo mipadayag ug  dako'ng kaligutkot,


 Ug ang mga Hudeo misyagit ug kusog; "ilansang cya sa cruz!"
 Ilansang! Ilansang sa cruz! Mao'y pulong nga nibaniog ning adlaw sa kasakit=
 Higusgahan, gibiay-biay ug gidagmalan ikaw,  o malumo nga Hesus.
 Kasubo ug kasakit ikaw gilumsan. O Herusalem,  unsa ma'y hinungdan?
 Kay kining dapit sa may silangan'g ganghaan sa Templo, bungtod sa Moriah,
 Dinhi sa lugar gibantog sa kanhiay'ng panahon ang pagsulay ni Abraham,
 Nga ihalad isip sakripisyo iyang pinalanggang anak ngadto sa Diyos Amahan.
 Ug busa niining maong dapit, gihusgahan  ang balaang bugtong Anak.
 Ang kordero sa Diyos, nga nagwagtang sa mga kasal-anan sa kalibutan.

 Ang mga sundalong Romano gitahasan sa pagkastigo kanimo, o Hesus;
 Ug sa mga tampalasang kamot gitumod nila ang cruz ug gipas-an mo,
 Sa walay pagdumili ug kasilag nga gibati sa imong malumo'ng kasingkasing.
 Kabug-at ug kasakitan giantos, sa imong  abaga ang cruz gisapnay mo.
 Ang imong matam-is nga nawong naputos sa dugo ug singot mga miagas,
 Nagagikan kini sa mga samad sa mahait nga tunok sa imong ulo.
 Tungod kay sa tunukon nga korona ikaw gipurong-purongan ug giyam-iran.
 O Hesus nga Nazareno, ikaw giambayahang hari sa mga Hudeo.

 O Via Dolorosa, dalan sa imong kasub-anan, napandol apan ikaw mipadayon:
 Aron ang propesiya ni Isaiah may katumanan: "Sa iyang  mga samad" -
 Among mga kasakitan, kasal-anan, ug  paglapas sa kabubut-on sa Amahan,
Mapapas, mahanaw ug matubos ang tanan diha sa cruz imong gipas-an.
 Sa imong balaang dugo - gihugasan mo ang among kasaypanan
 Aron maluwas sa pagkodinar sa hustisya sa Dios, ang Leon sa Judah.

 Via Dolorosa, dalan'ng saksi sa matag lakang mo O Hesus.
 Ang dalan diin nagkasugat kamo sa imong mahal'ng  inahan nga si Maria,
 Ang iyang mga luha ug kasubo mas labi pa hinoong mipasakit kanimo.
 Ug sa puting panapton gitrapohan ni Veronica ang nagkadugo'ng panagway.
 O dalan sa pagkahugno ug paghisukamod ni Hesus sa duha ka higayon;
 Daw sa dili na maantos, sa iyang mga abaga gikuha ang cruz sa sundalo'ng Romano,
Ug gipa pas-an  ngadto kang Simeon nga aron lamang ikaw makalahutay;
 Padayon sa pagtadlas niining dalan paingon sa bungtod sa Kalbaryo.

Friday, July 14, 2017

MATUKI NA BA ANG KAMATUORAN SA DUGUONG PANGHITABO SA MAMASAPANO???

Indictment

Former President Noy Aquino's indictment into the botched Mamasapano operation has come to a point where we, as a country and people, still face the issue of whether justice can truly be administered to SAF 44 according to the people's  evaluation on the bloody incident. 

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Already, undue delay was incurred before the Ombudsman resolved the complaint implicating the former president. There is no gainsaying that this latest development  will ultimately  lead to his conviction. Justice, as we know it applying the rules of law, is a double edged sword.

Glimmer of hope

Having said so, there's  gotta be more reason to rejoice over this glimmer of hope afforded by the Ombudsman than allowing ourselves to be swallowed by hopelessness. With our continuing vigilance over passivity, our quest for truth and search for the real culprit of the killing of SAF 44    walk on.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

BALAOD MILITAR MAGPABILIN???

BALAOD MILITAR MAGPABILIN???

A nation that is governed by the  rule of law   stands out and weathers  against  the most offensive  criticism one can ever imagine. It cannot be toppled down if it is  led by  somebody who is vested  with such power provided in the constitution and  from the vast  majority of our people.  

What everyone considers as  neck and  neck fight to the finish  in the halls of the Supreme Court when contending parties argued the pros and cons of Martial Law declaration  is now proven to be  an overwhelming  victory of the enlightened minds over the doomsayers and pessimists.

The Supreme Court has spoken with an exclamation point when it voted 11-3-1 to uphold the constitutionality of Proclamation 216 which imposed Martial Law in Mindanao.

The voice of the people who  supported the declaration of Martial Law  was heard clearly and  would continue to be heard until such time that threats to democracy are neutralized  for good. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

DILI KABIYAAN NI DIGONG ANG PANGINAHANGLAN SA MGA NANGINAHANGLAN

DILI KABIYAAN NI DIGONG ANG PANGINAHANGLAN SA MGA NANGINAHANGLAN

Smarting from his soaring popularity in latest SWS Survey, Digong proves that he is not just good in leading a nation away from the clutches of terrorist attack. He is equally uncompromising in terms of restoring peace,  order and providing assistance in Leyte.

Not too long ago, he sternly warned Secretary of Health, Ubial, to fast track the processes in releasing funds for the embattled soldiers in war-torn Marawi City. This time around, his hands are full attending to the needs of the displaced residents of Leyte. Wherever and whenever he is needed, he'll gladly make his presence felt for the downtrodden and abused sector of society. The husband whose wife and children were massacred in Bulacan, he called on Digong for  help and help he got.  One suspect was arrested and two (2) persons of interest were eliminated for good by motorcycle-riding men. It was swift justice.  

The magnitude with which the earthquake struck Leyte,  being at 6.5 in richter scale,  should not be considered as significant if we look at it in the context of the massive relief effort provided by various Non Government Organizations (NGO) and the government itself. In unity there is strength, so to speak.

In keeping with his dynamic and firebrand  leadership, Digong is here to stay.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

MORETIRO NA SI PACMAN HUMAN SA IYANG KAPAROTAN???

MORETIRO NA SI PACMAN HUMAN SA IYANG KAPAROTAN???

Boxing fans are ushered to a new era. Pacman's defeat is the confirmation that he's way past his prime in the sports of boxing.

His greatest challenger is not his opponent but himself. A look into Pacman's public pronouncements prior to his match with Jeff Horn would show that he continued to dangle the idea of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

Pacman should be man enough to say no to his insatiable desire of giving false hopes to his fans, making them believe that he is  the same Pacman of  old. The way he fought his latest match against  Jeff Horn, Pacman showed that he is already old.

Whoever says that life begins at 40 is blatantly wrong. For Pacman who has  had enough in his entire career, fame and fortune included, its high time to consider his match with Jeff Horn his swan song. Its not a shame to park at 38 years old. Doing it will make his fans endear him.

After all, the greatest victory awaits  those who recognize that they are still mortals, and those who know the limit of their strengths and weaknesses.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

DAGSA SA MGA BADLUNGON’G BUNGOTON PAKIGBATOKAN, ARON KATUNHAY SA MINDANAO MAULIAN

DAGSA SA MGA BADLUNGON’G BUNGOTON PAKIGBATOKAN,  ARON KATUNHAY SA MINDANAO MAULIAN

 Doubtlessly, what is happening in Marawi City today is not to be treated as part of  daily combat operation  or as  routine military operation of  government forces in a war zone. The entry of foreigners into the war theater is highly indicative of a problem that is not commonplace in our system of governance. It is on the firmness of expressing our determination to ward off external threat posed by ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf bandits that spells the difference whether we can stand the test of time.

The declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao is a direct response to quell the violence and rebellious acts of Maute and Abu Sayyaf. It is meant to give teeth to government's might to enforce warrantless search and arrest to address the complex nature of the problem.

The discovery of kilos of shabu in the Maute lair, the millions of money recovered from an abandoned house, the arrest of a former mayor who was tied to the maute group, and the highly radicalized espousal of installing a caliphate in Marawi City which was uncovered by police operatives, all these point to the urgency which strengthens the need for Martial Law to continue.

Our country stands to lose a territory if we show weakness in dealing with the onslaught of rebellious aggressors. We stand to lose everything if we cannot carry the burden of weeding our country from threats and attacks that undermine our stability. Let's remember, our earnings from hosting tourist travels cannot dwarf the need to focus on much important discipline that tests our country today, that is to be free from internal and foreign threat of terrorism. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WALA PA BA MATAY-I SI PACMAN???

WALA PA BA MATAY-I  SI PACMAN???

At 38, will Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao  bring home the bacon after his July 2, 2017 match?

No doubt, PACMAN  has the wisdom of a veteran fighter. He is the living legend of boxing. And he has everything to lose.

His opponent  for the Welterweight Championship belt is Jeff Horn. At  29,   he  threads on an unbeaten record of 17 wins.  Clearly, he has nothing but  fire to burn up the PACMAN myth.

Everytime PACMAN enters the boxing ring, it's gotta  be a lazy day for all of us.   

Let's get the two ready to rumble. May the best man win. Go PACMAN. GO!!!!

MANAGSAMA ANG TANAN SA MATA SA BALAOD???

"I'll quit if my son is into corruption" words of Digong that hug the media these days. If we take his words hook,  line, ...