Friday, June 27, 2008

Call To Fight For Freedom Rings Louder

On August 22, 1986, Katipunan leaders Andres Bonifacio and his brother Procopio, Emilio Jacinto, Teodoro Plata, Aguedo del Rosario, Pio Valenzuela and some 500 katipuneros arrived at the home of Juan A. Aquino, the son of Melchora Aquino or Tandang Sora, in Pugadlawin. News had spread that the secret society had been discovered by the Spanish authorities and many had been arrested in the ensuring crackdown on the revolutionaries.

Bonifacio had called for a meeting on August 24, in Balintawak, amidst reports that the guardia civil were on their tail. On August 23, more than 1,000 people had assembled as more katipuneros arrived. It was at this point that Bonifacio asked everyone assembled to tear their cedulas as a symbol of their resolve to fight the Spanish colonizers.

"Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! (Long Live the Philippines!)," the katipuneros shouted with one voice, making the Cry of Pugadlawin.

The following day, the leaders of the Katipunan finalized the plan to attack Intramuros in the midnight of 29 August. But even before the said date came, groups of revolutionaries had separate clashes with the guardia civil. Bonifacio came out with the manifesto rousing Filipinos everywhere to join in a simultaneous attack on all Spanish garrisons, offices, storage housed and other facilities. In the following days, katipuneros in Luzon and Visayas, armed only with bolos and a few guns, launched assaults on the Spanish enemy, and spread the fire of the revolution throughout the archipelago.

Bonifacio and the 1986 revolutionaries struggled for the Filipino's right to self-determination which, as Algiers Declaration put it, is an "imprescriptible and unalienable right" of every people. "Every people has the right to break free from any colonial or foreign domination, whether direct or indirect, and from any racist regime," states Article 6 of the Declaration.

Today katipuneros' call for freedom rings even louder as modern-day Filipinos are still shackled by worsening poverty and oppression not very different from that in Bonifacio's time, under a government which represents interests only of foreign powers and the local landlord-comprador elite. Like the preceding regimes, the Arroyo administration is ridden with graft and corruption and implements policies which favor transnational companies and foreign governments more than its own people. Officials of the regime continue the bureaucratic tradition of enriching themselves from selling the national patrimony, exacting exorbitant taxes while depriving the people of meaningful government services.

The worsening extra judicial killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations in the seven years under Arroyo reflects her government's disregard for human rights and the desperate use of force to stay in power.

After 111 years, many Filipinos are still heeding Bonifacio's call to join the fight against the oppressive system and work towards setting up a democratic government which respects human rights and is truly representative of the Filipino people.

Now, would you wait for another desaparecidos or individuals who are victims of extra judicial killings and other form of repression to be in newspapers or TV's just for you to move and fight for your freedom and right to live?

Or would you wanted to die in hunger because you can no longer afford to buy the ceiling prices of primary commodities just for you to recognize that you're being oppressed by the Arroyo regime?

Time flocks by, but still you wanted to be stubborn and watch other Filipinos die in poverty, coercion and fascism.

Then this is the time I blame you for letting the status quo to prevail and continue up until next generations, in which of course letting many lives to be sacrificed.


"Enforce Disappearance can victimize anyone if Arroyo regime's terrorism is not stopped."

It was half an hour past midnight of 17 November 2006 when eight armed men barged into the home of the Robiños family in Angeles City, Pampanga, about 80 km north of Manila.

The armed men searched the house, while shouting threats and hitting at the Robiños family members. One of the men kicked Romulos Robiños, a tricycle driver, dragged him out of the house and forced him inside a white vehicle.

A family friend said that he later saw Romulos inside the 69th Infantry Battalion (IB), Philippine Army headquarters in San Jose matulid, Mexico, Pampanga. In their search at the same headquarters, Romulos' wife said she saw one of Romulos's abductors inside the camp. But they did not find Romulos and had not seen him again despite countless days of searching. Romulos has been missing for more than 20 months.

The same scene was repeated in many other places. Among the most recent was on 28 April 2007, in a public place in Quezon City: Jonas Burgos was having his lunch at a restaurant inside the Ever Gotesco mall when four armed men accosted him. He was forcibly taken out of the mall, pushed inside a vehicle and whisked away. Jonas is an agriculturist and activist who had been helping farmers in Bulacan. The plate number of the vehicle used in Jonas's abduction was traced to an impounded vehicle inside the 56th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) in Bulacan. Jonas has been missing for five months.

Romulos Robiños and Jonas Burgos are only two of 184 who are victims of enforced disappearance since Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed power in 2001. They are the "desaparecidos," those who were abducted and kept hidden by suspected soldiers, police and their agents, allegedly in the name of counter-insurgency and the US and Philippine governments' "global war against terror."

Families of desaparecidos are victims, too. They are subjected to psychological torture as they worry from day to day about the fate of their loved ones. There is no closure for families of desaparecidos, only an endless search. The disappearance also affects their livelihood and put their lives at risk.

The tragedy of a loved one's disappearance is the same for any person -whether in the Philippines, Indonesia, Kosovo, Honduras, Turkey, Guatemala, Nigeria or Afghanistan.

In 2005 alone, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID) has received 50,000 cases from 90 countries. It is said that "anti-terrorist activities are being used by an increasing number of States as an excuse for not respecting human rights, especially protection of all persons from disappearance."

Very few States have created a specific criminal offense of enforced disappearance and only 61 countries have signed the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The Arroyo government did not sign the convention despite vigorous calls by the UN.

On August 30, the world commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared. This day is an occasion to give tribute to victims of state terrorism all over the world, remember the disappeared, and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

The tragedy that befell the Robiños, Burgos and many other families was not fate but the desired result of the implementation of a policy of the Arroyo regime, as it is confronted with political and economic crisis, fearful of social change and afraid that it will be ousted by people power.

As long as Mrs. Arroyo and her minions like Norberto Gonzales, Eduardo Ermita, Raul Gonzales, Gen. Hermogenes Esperon and other implementors of Oplan Bantay Laya and the "War on Terror" are in power, the threat of enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing and other violations of our human rights will remain dangling above our heads.

Our silence or indifference today will not keep us safe in the days to come, as anyone may become a victim of enforced disappearance unless the Arroyo regime is stopped. It is time for all of us to stand for justice with the rest of our countrymen and women and defy Arroyo's undeclared martial law.

Their search for the truth may expose them to even greater danger yet families and friends of disappeared persons continue to exhibit courage and commitment to collectively fight for justice. This serves as an inspiration to other victims of injustice and more citizens to understand state terrorism and enforced disappearance, and resist until no one is disappeared again.

FHM Philippines Vol.3, No.3 (for Human Rights) July-Sept 2007 Issue

What Blogthings Say Bout Kid

What Reptile Are You?

You Are a Crocodile

You are incredibly wise and knowledgeable.

In fact, your wisdom is so deep that it sometimes consumes you.

People are intrigued by you, but you find few people intriguing.

You are not a very social creature.

You are cunning. You enjoy deceiving people a little.

You are able to find balance in your life, and you can survive anything.

What Do People Envy About You?

People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others' happiness and pain.

People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.

What Do The Flowers You Pick Say About You?

What These Sunflowers Say About You

You are a truly warm person with amazing bursts of energy.

You bring happiness to everyone around you, and you are adored by many.

You're bright, bold, and cheery. You nourish friends you with your optimism.

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

Your Thinking is Abstract and Sequential

You like to do research and collect lots of information.

The more facts you have, the easier it is for you to learn.

You need to figure things out for yourself and consider all possibilities.

You tend to become an expert in the subjects that you study.

It's difficult for you to work with people who know less than you do.

You aren't a very patient teacher, and you don't like convincing people that you're right.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


beneath the crimson sky,
a wonderful creature has caught my eye
she was a damsel in distress
her black dress resembles her emptiness
fearful i am as i stare at her
unusual feeling i seldom bear
lovely maiden, can we be friends?

-> Nyahahah... rotz carotz... *mimba*

Super Hiro!

Each and everyone wanted to have superpowers (ngano ikaw dili?). Now if i feel like a hero and you are my heroine, ay sayop kanta diay na *stragol*. If i was one of the heroes who would i be? (hmm, di naman gud uso si super boink ron sayang)

D.L. Hawkins, was an evolved human with the ability of phasing. Just like Shadowcat of X-Men (Ellen Page! i lub yu! rot).

Niki Sanders, an unwitting sufferer of Dissociative Identity Disorder, displays superhuman strength, being able to literally rip others in half. Initially, she is only able to access this power when her alter ego "Jessica" is in control. (killer instincts)

Micah Sanders, the exceptionally intelligent boy who has technopathy or the ability to control and manipulate electronics and machines with his mind. (including atm machines *$_$*)

Matt Parkman, the police officer who has the ability to read others thoughts or mental manipulation/telepathy.

Claude Rains, the Englishman who has the ability to become invisible. (waw)

Charlie Andrews. She had an advanced enhanced memory, with the ability to clearly and quickly understand what she had memorized. (unsaon nalang if bookworm ka sobra pa kang einstein)

Nathan Petrelli, the politician (brother of Peter Petrelli) who possesses the power of self-propelled flight.

Sarah Ellis, who was also known as Eden McCain. She has the power of persuasion or the ability to force others to obey one's spoken imperatives.

The Haitian
, who's able to wipe out other people's memory and manipulate people's mind.

Hiro Nakamura, a Japanese cubicle worker who dreads his job and dreams of a more adventurous life. He loves comic books, science fiction, fantasy, and idolizes the heroes of the stories he loves. He has the ability to bend time and space. (idol ko to eh)

save the cheerleader save the world!

Isaac Mendez, has the ability to see the future when he's high with mimba! This manifests itself in his artistic ability to paint and draw. When his power kicks in, his eyes turn white and he seems to go into a trance like state.

mimba kayu ug nawong oh.

Claire Bennet, the teenage cheerleader that has amazing regenerative powers, being able to heal quickly from falls, accidents, burns, and almost any damage done to her. Nothing can seem to kill her. (immortal)

Peter Petrelli, the bida of the storya. Peter has discovered that he has the ability to mimic other peoples powers when he is in close proximity of them, often needing to touch them to spark the flow of power. He has used the powers of many of the heroes, including flight, the ability to see the future, stop time, turn invisible, and heal himself.

Sylar also known as Gabriel Grey (di xa kasama sa Grey's anatomy ha? Heroes lang), xa yung villain in the story. He has apparently absorbed the powers of any special person whom he has killed, making him near unstoppable.

Or maybe wala nalang noh. You know it's hard to be blinded with fantasies. (Tan-awang resulta sa akoa tsk tsk tsk)

*balik sa real world*

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Pork Syndrome

You drew the pig:
Toward the top of the paper, you are positive and optimistic.
Toward the middle, you are a realist.
Toward the bottom, you are pessimistic, and have a tendency to behave negatively.

Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)
Facing right, you are innovative and active, but don't have a strong sense of family, nor do you remember dates

Facing front, you are direct, enjoy playing devil's advocate and neither fear nor avoid discussions.

With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
With few details, you are emotional and naive, they care little for details and are a risk-taker.

With less than 4 legs, they are insecure or are living through a period of major change.
With 4 legs showing, they are secure, stubborn, and stick to their ideals.

The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are.
The bigger the better. You drew small ears, you are an OK listener

The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life.
And again more is better! You drew small tail :)

bata: ang chaka talga neto, binababoi ako ah.. *oink*

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Story Untold

so storytelling a lie lang sa ron. it's about my history on girls. i was able to write a report on this because somebody asked me 'kamusta na daw lublyf kow!' (feel naq nay nanugo nea ani buh). though it wasn't new to me, i was still uncertain of what i'm going to answer. i was completely blank at that time, so what came out from my mouth was 'heto, same old scenario, minos panagat...'. she just simpered pairing it with the old 'hehe' motion. aftermath, i was able to freshen up my mind about my past experiences on dating and courting. i remember the time when i was in grade 6, i and my bestfriend had a crush on the same specie. and we were both writing a letter to her, telling her all the adorations in the world (yahay keo to bayhana ke two birds in one shot man). she wasn't that pretty, but she was so adorable during our elementary years. balik ta sa sulat, i and my bestfriend were copying each other's work for it was our first time to write a love letter (ke kaniadto lagi nagtuon tuon paman). so it was 'klaro sa tb tb' that the girl also had a crush on my bestfriend that they became MU's and i gave way for their plethora.

HAYSKUL LIFE! (chaka mani ue)
during my freshman years, naa napod koy prospect na bae xempre. a sophisticated young woman with xalite xalite dating (not so mahangin but plain lang). she always do her pompous walk in the hallways of the sci-curr building during recess period. because i don't know how to make suyo suyo to girls pa. all that's inside my trolly and hypothalamus is the thought that i like her and i wish to make her happy (unsa ragud bation sa persyer nga wa pamanay alamag). i was the one of the pioneers of the pairing/loveteam inside the classroom. it came to happen that the fuss in the classroom is swelling. and i don't know if that girl was just patay mali or wiz keber that she wouldn't bother to dive into the gossips. few days later i wrote a letter emphasizing that i wanted to court her. Lunchbreak! i was called by one of our common friends to settle the issue at the backyard of the classroom and so i went there. to my surprise, ten million ka tawo ang nag-atang sa ako (mura man pod tag artista ani ba tsk tsk). ang bata, was pretending to be cool but the knees were shaking to the max and the heart was pumping hard that it would never pump again. i don't want this to be very very detailed since it was already very detailed O.O aw. to cut the story short we ended it in a way that both parties' concerns were recognized. the ending was, the bestfriend of my bestfriend became his boyfriend and i gave up because i wasn't happy with the situation na (tan-awa rang persyer wahaha).
Second year! (oh may gahd clumsy moments nakuh ni agui)
so there was this maangas girl inside the class. a pure bred ilongga (they were labeled as braggard in our place you know). but she wasn't the hypocrite type. she was just mataray eventhough she's small and that's why i hated her (exdee). since she was the class secretary and i was the longest living chatter inside the house, we were rivals in many features. diba uso paman nang lista lista ug noisy with fines sa hayskul, i was always the number one in her list that's why i always grumble and tease her after the class. PE! di paman uso ang dance dance revo third mix ana nga time so we were dancing cha-cha. miracles shed from the heavens, ug wa ko kabalo unsa iyang nakaon why she asked me to be her partner (i wish it was for real). i nodded sign of affirmation for the reason that i'll be able to make fun of her and so i can take vengeance. i always mock her even if it's me who had both left feet in dancing. we usually quarrel when we see each other's face elsewhere (or not usual but always) and murag na anad na ba. one of our ate ate once spoke, 'sigi mog dugsing ba kamo man jud magkadaun puhon', and at the back part of my mind, like sure it would happen as if she would pass my standards (because she wasn't that pretty i guess). but when times like she's out of school for Press Cons i usually miss her and longs to see her for there's no one i can make kulet kulet anymore. cupid must have targeted his arrow on me that i didn't expect i would fall in love with my worst enemy. there was one incident ba na i wanted to give her flowers ug na palaw ko kay nagseminar diay xa for upcoming RSPC (the flowers was with me that time na). it was in the afternoon when i wandered the city, upon walking on the streets i saw her riding a tricycle towards Gaisano Mall of Gensan (about 3km in distance from my position, this was according to my calculations char lang). i don't know what came into my head that i hasten my footsteps. then i was already running to catch the vehicle she was riding. it was more than half way that the vehicle vanished from my scope and i stop running realizing that she was on a tricycle and i was on my sandals (just imagine the scenario, pang MMK kau oi chaka). following weeks came over, i wanted to surprise her so i bought a silver ring just for her. it was noontime when i gave her the ring and sat nearby singing to her the song 'Maniwala Ka Sana' by Parokya Ni Edgar. i don't know how it feels to serenade even if i sounded like a croaking frog basta ang ako lang kay mahuman naq ang kanta. i courted her for more than a year bearing the hopes and dreams that she'd fall for me too sometime in the future. of course i went into thorough interrogations and several denials but i was still persistent until that very day... she told me a secret that i wish i never knew i was in love with her. few weeks from the time we had that conversation, she had a boyfriend na diay. that time, i was ripped apart that i wish to end my stay on this planet. i would cry from time to time, punch the wall, scratch my arms with the use of pins for i didn't know what else to do. basta i was a miser, just imagine atlas na nadat-ugan sa iyang gipas-an nga kalibutan. it took me more than a year to move on. she transferred to another school, and bisan ingon ana na, i would be in the front gate magmasid masid. taking the chance of seeing her ba.
Third year!
during my third year in highschool, i got off contact with the world. what i mean is i didn't want to engage myself on dating (sakitan gud kuno ko watata). pero it was the time when i had a hidden feeling for my bestfriend though it wasn't that great. a simple crush case turns out into puppy love. mga happenings like i would treat my bestfriend a merienda inside the canteen, mga chika chika sa kinabuhi namong duha et al. i stifled my feelings for my bestfriend because i know it wasn't the right thing. pero it faded away na when i transferred into another section during my 4th year in highschool (may rapod oi).
Fourth Year!
kani laging hawud hawud ta ba, i was elected as the class president in our section. and because the president is nothing without his daily reports, he needed his secretary XD. it was in the latter part that i found out that my secretary was my childhood playmate pala (sori kay limtanon man gud ko wa nako kahinumdom, bata pa bea mi adto nga time). days, nights, weeks, months pass by. we indulged into an intimate closeness, alot of time that we're with other kasi eh. Setting were HHWW sa rice fields, mga hatud hatud pauli, outing sa beach and ah oh oh i forgot the climax of our lub story wahaha. one afternoon when we decided to go to the city library to read some books (ang akong tuyo kay mukuyog nalng ko ba kay naman xa), it suddenly rained. the rain was pouring very hard on us that i told her na mauna na xa dun sa library me dadaanan lang ako sandali. for the library was not to far from the cathedral, dumaan na ko to buy red roses. i was very wet when i reached the library so punas punas muna and i showed her the flowers (xempre it was dedicated to her eh). and i told to the girl that i surely like her and am very willing to court her. 'pananghid sa kay mama' was her statement. and because i was very firm with my decision for i like her na jud that time, i went to her mother's den (her mum's also a teachee). of course i brought a pack of food with me for she told me that her mother wanted to see me with her merienda (napakagiatay julalay akong show). her mother was a jolly person, she was cracking jokes on me and ako pod sakay sakay nalng ba (yez nalng ang akong mastorya ba). her mother told me that we were still young and she wanted us to finish our study first before anything else. 'mas lami manang magkalayo mu for a long time and paghuman ninyog skwela ba kay kamo rapod magkadaun'. well i guess mother knows best at i was very very obedient that time yes naleng porebermor ang show. pila ka months ang nilabay, she was linked to another boy and i was jealous. we had a trouble so nahuman na among lub story. yay. XD~ it was in the prom when i made my bestfriend my partner and we were crowned as the king and queen of hearts in that senior's night. i didn't notice 'the mother' was watching us not from afar. i went out to drink some water. 'the mother' approached me, xempre i was shock. she was asking nganong wala daw mi nag pares nga gwapo ug gwapa lagi ming pareho that night. i just smiled and went back into my seat beside my partner opkors. i guess i don't want to cling on our relationship siguro. and i guess that was high school... hahay.

oh it wasn't that fascinating. pero pareho sa mga nahitabo sa una, i was a junk in college. at first i thought that my heart will stay laidback and never look for an another opposite being again. not until i met a company of tough boys, girls and baylaroots (o.O). inside the group lies a special creature. she's always been the center of mortification. i find her guileless for she didn't know that she's actually daffy. one of my closest buddy once told me, i wanted to be with her all the time for she's fun to be with. Oo nga naman, no doubt about that. i like her innocence, and maybe dala rapod sa tuklod tuklod and sungog sungog that my feelings developed. i gave her a bunch of love like sending flowers, letters, and treats. but on the long run i realized that she wasn't my cup of tea. i believe i was naive way back then maybe because the group treated me like a little kid and not as a young man. i didn't nurture the feeling, eventually it faded away. and totoo pala yung kasabihan na the higher you climb the harder you fall. nuon pod wa man juy pagmahay nga mag.una ba? (sama sa mga naning diha sa daplin, if you're reading this well this one's for you). i had a crush on this girl even before we met personally. and i sensed i was one of the luckiest man alive for we became close sometime in my life (uhh as far as i can remember). she was already owned by a stupid nomad from the other planet when my feelings for her started to bloom. so, usahay i would complain deep inside of me when they're at their sweet moments. oh i was just watching them being happy together for i knew she was happy being with him so i don't need to interrupt and make an eksena. until that very day (tsk tsk tsk)! they broke up and she was very very sad (mao pay anti-social kayo na nisamot pajod). i wanted to embrace her all the time i was with her, for i know deep inside it was really really painful. i was not angry at the guy for what he did (xempre d ko na naman feel ganu kasakit un kasi d naman ako ung nasaktan at the first place). what i'm angry at is the fact that she needs somebody to give her comfort and i can't stand up to be one. i was jealous with the guy for he was loved dearly by her but i felt remorse for him for he had taken her for granted. when i'm alone i usually talk to myself. usahai kani nga topic among maistoryahan sa akong anino (mamelz). and i thought it was my chance to show out my feelings, but before that i consulted some of my dakilang tagatambag and ask them to share some piece of advice. i was never mapalad, it was in a crucial situation wherein i would leave and be impound somewhere inside the philippine archipelago but i wanted to tell her the feelings i carry. before i left, i committed suicide first. i confessed my feelings to her through a nobela, then i went away. everyday was a scrupulous day for me for i was away but my heart and mind were left behind. and who said it was easy for my part that i wish to see her everytime i'm alone. i was always concerned on her (siguro di lang klaro kay sa ako nalang man to taman). one promising day, we were asked to go back to the place where we should be (lupad na daun ko eh, excited gud). but my heart cheated on me, asking me to be calm and cold eventhough i wanted to hold her tight and never let her go. that was everything i can do, suppress the feeling (also alot of em wanted it to be that way because it was the best thing to do). months past and i was already denied twice for she wanted us to be good friends. i too wanted that, but it was really too late to save the closeness so i regret (ako lang naman kasi ang mapilit sa show na ito eh). i tried hard coping with what she wanted but the turmoil inside is already burning me alive. and siguro minsan i find myself confusing because i am always preoccupied about it. my dakilang tagatambag told me that i don't stand a chance so better forget everything. i had an emotional breakdown, right when i'm about to tell everything i was suddenly warned not to go on. the lord must have forsaken me for my desires. and now? i wish to forget the feelings na lang for i know it was very deadly.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


better days are yet to come
the sunset would be more beautiful tomorrow
the sky would be brighter
smiles and laughters will never fade away
just believe...
- ian kit -

if you frown today let it be
there's no use of hiding what you feel
for this day will always be yours
and for everything that had happen,
will all be charge to experience.
- kid -


i have nothing to draw inside my pockets. my wallet contains bus tickets and ID's but no money. a dozen of one peso coins is what i only have in hand. Oh boy, hunger will soon feast over me. but i don't have to worry even if it's killing me. i can survive with no food to eat for more than a week. this is a test of time. a part of survival. Y__Y

kid uno: ed lageh pataka gasto bayet. merz nimo.

kid dos: *sampong dunggan* walay kwarta, walay kaon! walay kwarta, walay kaon!


lighting up that cancer stick
giving thyself a break
unleash the intense flavor sealed inside
ooh that blithesome stick!

influencing thee to pause for a moment
take time to waste a couple of minutes
that stick that zippers thy mouth
releasing a tinge of gray linings

gone into oblivion...
gone into oblivion...

*paaso dala hutoi*


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