Give Change a Chance
As we begin
writing this short piece, we wonder how many people would be more than willing
to even take a glimpse of our idea, but after some introspection, we finally
decided to give it a decent shot. After all, we cannot remain as passive
propagandists, but more so, strive to be active reformists. We need to embrace
the political aggressiveness of Andres Bonifacio because the propagandist
thinking of Jose Rizal does not seem to work within our present political
system. More importantly, such an approach does not seem to move the callous
conscience of the present bureaucracy and the stubborn mentality of old school
of thought. The immediacy to save the sinking boat of our democratic ideals
calls for action among the youth, the young at heart and the younger generation
of the mainstream population, simply because our ideals are more attuned and in
sync with the complexities of the techno-age.
remain “faceless” because our inaction will only validate and reinforce the
evils and misgivings of the present administration. We cannot remain quiet
because our silence will ultimately corrode the very foundation of our values,
beliefs and religion. We cannot continue to enjoy the deepness of philosophy
and the altruism of education without thinking philosophically because we will
surely fall into the trap of fallacy. Our thinking should move us to action and
our action to change, and that change, which evolves from thought processes is
what our society needs since it is a by-product of selfless and unconditional
witnessed and heard the stories. We were told about the corruption, the
immorality, leadership bankruptcy and inefficiency and the exploitation of the
innocence and kindness of our own people. We cannot just sit and continue to
listen when we have the opportunity to change the political landscape and
history of our motherland. It is our moral obligation to lift a finger in order
to bring change and ultimately in that change, we bring out the best in our
people and help them to ultimately realize their own dreams.
We left our
country to respond to that call of “change” in order to realize our very own
dreams. We could possibly live a very comfortable life outside our hometown, a
prospect that makes us unsympathetic to the cause and struggle of our own
people. But life does not end in the luxury of existence, but rather in the
things that we have done and in the legacy that we have left behind. Life is a
lasting journey to define who we are as a person and as a community. Our
journey should be their journey too and their struggle should be our fight as
As we welcome
another chapter in the history of our land, the chance to make genuine and
lasting change is right now. The May 2010 election is our opportunity to make
much needed changes. We cannot just continue to watch because to do so is to
squander our political giftedness as a people.
afford the status quo because it is tantamount to the dereliction of our
personal duty towards social justice and democracy.
the crusade "Save Carigara Movement." Please support the party of
Dodie Adizas and in May 2010 help him and his fellow candidates get elected in
Carigara, Leyte. They are the only party for change and only party who are
capable of leading a life that is MORALLY FIT and a LEADERSHIP that is not
bankrupt and never corrupt. They are the only party who will care for us and
for our beloved town. They are the only party who will never sell their souls
for a penny.
contribution to their political campaign here in the U.S. will surely help them
bring back the moral prestige and the business and leadership pride of our
hometown. THIS IS OUR CHANCE FOR A CHANGE. Change has come to America and this
2010 election is our chance to make it happen in our own town – the Carigara,
If you want to
be part of this change, please send your political contribution and check to
P.O. Box 4972, Falls Church, VA 22044. Please make all checks payable to Manolo
T. Adizas. For questions, please e-mail Rene Calandria or Manny Adizas, chair
of the movement.
this message to all those who care about “Change”.
The Apostols Must Go
The justices of the Philippine Supreme
Court have already decided that President Arroyo can appoint the next Chief
Justice. What is wrong with the presidential candidates? What is in the law
that they don’t understand? The critics are planning to appeal the decision of
the court. Where? There is no other court higher than the Supreme Court except
the Court in Heaven. An appeal for consideration is nothing but a waste of time
because the said court will surely trash the petition.
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There is no question about
Manny Pacquiao’s kind and
humble heart. His desire to run for public office is genuine and his intention
to serve the Filipino people is commendable. After he wins the election, will
he be an efficient lawmaker? Does he have the knowledge and legislative skills
worthy of that office? Congress needs to change its rules and procedures to
accommodate Mr. Pacman. Our Congress needs to adopt “Tagalog” as its medium
during deliberation to make it easier for Pacman to participate in the process
of law making. Otherwise, our boxing star may end up joining the “Silent – Yes
and Nay” committee.
Is the Hon.
Trinidad Apostol of the second District of Leyte a member of this committee? If
both end up in this useless committee, Manang Trining will have more opportunity
for photo ops, or maybe not because she is running for: Is it for Miss Carigara
or Mayor of Carigara?
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Speaking about the Apostols: Sergio Apostol, former
Counsel of PGMA and Erap’s number one enemy during the Impeachment trial, is
running (again) for Congress in the second District of Leyte. After serving in
Congress for nine (9) years, his wife (Manang Trining) took over for nine years
and now it’s him AGAIN. Mr. Apostol in his old age could not simply give up the
power and “pork barrel” budget attached to that office. In his nine years as
Congressman, I wonder what happened to the millions of pesos of “pork barrel”
spending allocated to the District every year. Mr. Apostol needs to retire in
eternity and allow the younger generation to lead.
Certainly, there are
hundreds of people in the District who are more intellectual, honest, more
effective and morally fit than he is. I am not saying he is otherwise rather
some are just better. In the interest of decency and public welfare, Mr. Apostol
should retire and go away and bring his daughter (Anlie Apostol) who is a
disgrace to my own folks. He should advise his daughter to move and live either
in New York, San Francisco or at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC where she and
her lover can squander their lives without poisoning the morality and innocent
lives of the people around them.
a disastrous term as Mayor of Carigara, Anlie Apostol is running for Board
Member of Leyte. This is a shame and simply ridiculous. This is not only an insult
to our intelligence and moral decency but also an “added insult to injury”.
Miss Anlie Apostol’s lover has more than two cars and a house. Where the hell
did she get the money? I never thought that there is so much money in working
as a librarian?
In the recent documents sent
to me via Facebook, it is quite
clear that the public market project of Mayor Anlie Apostol is not only
designed to promote her own personal financial interest but there is an
outrageous “cloud” behind the subcontracting “drama” by the local government.
The subcontractor is a certain Vilma. I cannot seem to remember the name of
Mayor Anlie’s lover. Is this the same person?
here is the Trinity: Mr. Sergio Apostol is running for Congress, his wife -
Mrs. Trinidad Go-Apostol is running for Mayor of Carigara, Leyte and their
daughter – Anlie Apostol is running for Board Member of Leyte. What about the
lover? A perfect tandem except that Heaven will not admit them.
Now here is the puzzle: Anlie
Apostol is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Apostol. Is the lover’s gender female? And is she married?
So, what is the true gender?
Now here is
the logic – simply follow the Modus Ponens argument. If all the statements are
said to be true then they are perfect candidates for Hell.
Do the syllogisms and make
your own conclusion.
Rene – firstname.lastname@example.org
An appeal for support...
Admittedly, I know that this letter
of appeal will come as a surprise to you. Nevertheless, I have mustered
courage to reach out to you. As the song goes: “… that’s what friends are
for” so, where else could I ask for help, but from my relatives, close friends,
colleagues, classmates and acquaintances.
believe a little backgrounder is necessary. Our town, Carigara, has been
reeling under a very oppressive and corrupt administration of a certain
political dynasty for the past several years. So, a group of concerned
Carigaranos (including two ex-Mayors) have come together to put up an
opposition coalition team to run during this election year 2010, in the hope of
“healing” our town.
The honor of being the chosen standard bearer, as mayor, has been given
to my brother, Dondi Adizas. Our family had to think a million
times whether to let Dondi accept the challenge or not, considering what it
takes to run for an elective office during these times.
Indeed, these are the times that try men’s souls, but like a good
soldier, my brother, a graduate from the prestigious Philippine Military
Academy, accepted the heavy task ahead for the sake of the common good of our
town’s populace. He doesn’t have gold in his pockets but only the selfless
vision and desire to serve the town. This goes with the other Coalition Team
The Carigara people and our family are therefore, reaching out for your help in
any form, for their team’s mobilization fund and campaign materials. Most
of all, we need your moral support and your prayers that the Carigara
electorate be enlightened by the issues at hand and not be blinded by the sheen
of gold and other promises of the rich and powerful opponents.
Indeed, this may look like a David and Goliath scenario, but, if we band
together for a cause, then hopefully, a “David” can topple down a political
dynasty. I believe that in their own way, the opposition would be a “David
force” to reckon with. If and when Dondi and his Coalition Team for Change
make it, then it will not be their victory only, but a community’s triumph over
evil as well.
thank you in
anticipation of your kind benevolence and understanding. God bless us
(732) 910- 7740
Any party or
individual responsible for this outrageous
defacement (Click on picture above) of our LGU do not deserve a chance to run
our town ever. This is only one of the many shameful events that happened to
our beloved town.
To Make Carigara "Great" Again
"glory" of our town is no more; such that the majority of the
townspeople are clarmoring for change. Accepting the challenge of becoming
agents of change is a group of concerned Kalgaran-ons who have come together
with a common cause to hopefully change the present administration come
Elections 2010. Their pockets are not full of gold, but the hearts are full of
the "real and sincere gugma" for our hometown. (Click on Title Above
to View Page)
In just one
and a half days, with the combined use of military and police force, ala
martial law, the buildings at the public market were demolished despite
vehement objection of the market occupants and concerned citizens. Mayor
Anlie Apostol, with the assistance of her Congresswoman mother, is bent on
replacing all the buildings at the public market to be financed by still
unreleased P46.5 Million loan from the Land bank. View Slideshow