FUN RHYME ON MUCH “SINO-PHOBIA” … “SINO NGA BA”, DOES NOT WANT TO BEFRIEND CHINA

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MAGALING MAKIPAG-DEBATE ITONG AKING AMAZING BROD…

MATINIK PA RIN DAW NOONG COLLEGE, SA CHICKS AT SA BEAUTEOUS BROAD;

TUNAY NA DALUBHASA NA DEBATISTA, NA KASING LAKAS NI WRESTLER BATISTA – –

INAALAY KO ITONG FUN RHYME, SA BROD KONG  HAWIG ARTISTA;

‘DI NGA BA’T KAHAWIG NI BRONSON KAPAG SIYA’Y MAY TANGANG CERVEZA!

Love Your Enemies …Sort Of? – Red Letter Christians

KAPAG TAYO PO SANA AY MAKIKIPAGKAIBIGAN …

HUWAG PO SANA NAMAN NATING TITIGAN ANG PULOS NILANG KAMALIAN;  

ANG SABI PO NGA SA BIBLIYA, AKING BROD NA MAHILIG SA PAKWAN – –                                             

“LOVE YOUR ENEMIES” AND PERHAPS PRAY FOR THEM, ONE BY ONE;                             

AT YAAN PO BROTHER ANG ESSENCIA NG KRISTIANISMO: “LET BYGONE BE BYGONE”, IS AN APT SAW!       

How the coronavirus outbreak fuels anti-Chinese sentiments - YouTube

BIGLA NGA PONG SUMAMBULAT ANG “ANTI-CHINA SENTIMENT”…

NANG NAGKA-“COVID” AT NAUNANG LUMABAS ANG DECISION NG COURT OF ARBITRATION NA PERMANENT;

NAG-NGANGALIT AT NANG-LILISIK ATING MGA KABAYAN, TSINA NGA’Y ISINALARAWANG BULISIK – –

IWAWAKSI, IHAHAGIS ANO MANG UGNAYAN SA MGA INTSIK;

DON MARIANO, KA INDO – LET’S STAY CALM, AND FOR GUIDANCE, WE MUST PRAY AND SEEK!

Unfinished Journey: How Christianity Came to China

HINDI PO BA SUMASAGI SA INYO PONG KAISIPANG BALINTATAW…                                                   

NA MAARI TAYONG MGA PINOY ANG SA TSINA AY MAKAPAGPARAMDAM NG ESPIRITUAL NA HATAW;                                                         

KUNG SAKALING MA-CONVERT NATIN PO ANG BUONG BANSANG TSINA – –                                                       

NA YAKAPIN ANG KRISTIYANISMO , O ‘DI WOW KAY GANDA;                                  

BAKA MGA UTOL KO, ISA SA MGA PARI NATIN AY TANGHALIN PANG SANTO SANTITA!    

                              

Nothing is impossible with God. - Luke 1:37 - Quotespedia.org

              

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD BROTHER…

THIS COULD BE A CHANCE TO PROFFER UNTO CHINA A SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE, A HALLOWED DRUTHER;

PAGKA IKAW GUSTO KAIBIGAN PALE KO – –

IKAW GAWA SA KANILA KABUTIHAN, DAPAT YAN PALE KO;                                            

PALA HINDI NAMAN IKAW ISIP PALAGI NG BAGAY NA KAKILAKILABOT  KUNO!

Beware of US Imperialism & Warmongering!

PAG KA IKAW PALE KO, AY “HATE, HATE, HATE!” SA TSINA…                                                  

DATING ARAW IKAW NAMAN AY “BAIT, BAIT, BAIT!” NANG AMERIKA;                                  

IKAW GAGAWING BALA NG KANYON NG AMERIKA PALE KO – –                         

KAWAWA NAMAN ATING BANSANG PILIPINO, PALE KO;

BUTI IKAW PALE KO, ISA NANG MAGITING NA AUSTRALYANO…ARIGATO!

John Bolton's Warmongering Notes | The Nib

AMERICA IS BAITING US TO WAGE WAR WITH CHINA…                                                      

THAT IS EVIL TOO, BROD JUAN, AMAZING CITIZEN OF AUSTRALIA;                    

SIGULADO PALE KO, KUNG HINDI SI DUDIRTY ANG PANGULO – –                             

SIGULADO PALE KO , GIYERA NA TAYO;               

BUTI NA LANG DUDIRTY, GAWA “CHINA-PIVOT”, DI PA TAYO SAMA MASYADO SA NGULO …OKEY TALAGA ATING PANGULO!

Will Duterte's Pro-China Policies Pay Off For The Philippines? | Insight |  Full Episode - YouTube

HINDI  NGA BA PALE KO JUAN, AMERICA IS A NOTORIOUS WARMONGER…                                         

WINASAK ANG IRAQ, PALAKPAKAN NAMAN TAYONG MGA AVID FOLLOWER;

MERON DAW WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION KUNO – –

NAPATAY NA IRAQUI CIVILIANS PO, AY ISANG DAANG LIBO;

WHILE THE REPRESSION OF THE UIGHURS IN XINJIANG IS CHINA’S STATE POLICY TO THWART ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, AND INDEED THAT’S TRUE!

War on Terror: Facts, Costs, and Timeline

SINCE 2001, THE  US ‘WAR ON TERROR’ HAS KILLED, INJURED AND DISPLACED MILLIONS ACROSS 24 COUNTRIES, WITH NOT MUCH SNEERS…

WHILE CHINA HAS WAGED ONLY ONE FOREIGN WAR IN THE PAST 50 YEARS;

IN THE VIETNAM WAR, 1.2 MILLION COMBATANTS GOT KILLED WHILE 2 MILLION CIVILIAN LIVES WERE LOST – –

WE EVEN LAUDED AMERICA AS MOST OF THE NORTH VIETNAMESE PEOPLE WERE AGNOST;

MY AMAZING FRIEND AND BROTHER LOVES AMERICA THE MOST!

SILA DAPAT TULONG AGAD, KITA NILA CHINA AGAD GAWA MILITARY INFRA, AT THE SPRATLEYS OVER YONDER…

THEY, THE AMERICAN MILITARY, SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRULY ALARMED AND ANGERED;

PELO AMERIKA GAWA STRATEGY DI KITA KUNO GAWA CHINA SA SPRATLEY – – 

DAMI NILA RADAR AT DETECTION GADGETS, UNDER THE MUTUAL DEFENSE PACT, THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO TARRY;

SYEMPRE GUSTO NILA TAYO TAWAG “HELP”, PLEASE HURRY!

KUNWARI SILA DI KITA, KASI SILA KUNO VERY BUSY…

PARA TAYO MGA PINOY HINGI SA KANILA “SOS” FOR SUPPOSED PROTECTION AND SECURITY;

STRATEGY YAN NG MGA WARMONGER, TO MAKE THE STRIKE IMMINENT AND URGENT – –

MANGGAGALING SA CLARK AIR BASE ANG U.S. F-35 RAPTOR, ‘TIS A 5TH GENERATION U.S. ARMAMENT;

PAGSUGOD NAMAN NG CHINA’S CHENGDU J-20, SABOG AT WARAT ANG BUONG PHILIPPINES’ FIRMAMENT!

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INDEED, THIS IS MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH…

PRESIDENT DUDIRTY MUST GET HIS SKI AND SHOULD CRUISE LIKE A JET;

FOR WE FILIPINOS NEED THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, SO VERY BADLY – –

“WE CANNOT SUSTAIN OUR LIVING, WITHOUT THOSE ISLES IN THE SPRATLEY”;

THAT WOULD BE THE MANTRA OF MY AMAZING FRIEND IN THE PI O FRATERNITY!

FUN RHYME: “IS RP’S CHINA-NIZATION A SPECTRE OR A BOON”

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CHINA’s rise and USA’s relative decline on world stage has led to some TENSION…

As CHINA is set into restoring its pride before its pre-19th century DECLINATION;

The BRITISH seizure of HONG KONG, started CHINA’s YEARS’ of HUMILIATION1 – –

While the US is desperate to maintain its superpower status and POSITION;

Though US and CHINA worked together in the past with mutual gain, respect and CONDESCENCION,

A geopolitical contest got launched by TRUMP, which could derail either country’s plans for WORLD-WIDE ASCENSION!

The prevalent anti-CHINA sentiment in our country being spread by some TROLLS, some OPPOSITION…

Could actually bring much HURT into RP’S PROSPERITY and QUICK PROGRESSION;

The rise of CHINA as the world’s ECONOMIC PREMIERE is TRULY INEVITABLE – –

To disdain CHINA at this point in time, would be a loss, ‘cause it’s UNINTELLIGIBLE;

With 1.4 Billion of CHINA’s population, it’s a great loss for BUSINESS EXPORTATION,

And would also mean so much loss for cheap items for inbound IMPORTATION!

Chinese Communist Party and ecologicalcivilisation Archives - Asian Studies  Association of Australia
Chinese Catholics who changed China and the world – Catholic World Report

CHINA is now actually going TRULY CAPITALIST…

In fact, their dreaded CCP label will in the end no longer EXIST;

CHINA’s leadership is intent at changing their party’s SOBRIQUET – –

CHINESE CIVILIZATION PARTY, instead of

CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, sounds sweet like a BOUQUET;

An alliance too with CHINA gives as an evangelistic OPPORTUNITY,

To CHRISTIANIZE the MAINLAND, as it has been the FILIPINO PRIESTHOODS’ CUP OF TEA!

The Daily Telegraph Publishes a Signed Article by Ambassador Liu Xiaoming  Entitled "Britain is helping us build a new Silk Road"

A bloc of 160 countries in the world out of a total of 193, is TRADING with CHINA…

103 states have signed (including U.K) CHINA’S “SILK ROAD” strategy2, which could bring to EAST ASIA and RP much economic MANNA;

The pronounced advocacy of CHINA is economic growth and PROSPERITY – –

It would truly be mutually helpful to both CHINA and our COUNTRY;

With CHINA’s expertise in building infrastructure so QUICKLY and PROMPTLY,

Building a 57-storey edifice, which emerged in 19 days3 so AMAZINGLY!

China to develop HyperFlight train capable 1,000 km/h speeds by 2025 -  Global Times | Train, Development, Global times

CHINA is the only country in the world TODAY, with 40,000 kms. of SUPERSONIC TRAIN TRACKS4

While the U.S.A. has none, even inside their own MILITARY BARRACKS;

The bottom 50-per cent of the US citizenry today, has suffered economic DESTITUTION – –

But its government can afford to spend in those MID-EAST WARS, dollars worth 7 TRILLION;

Even dropped 27,000 bombs in the past decade, unto those enemy ISLAMIC NATION,

Would’ve been better, if the 7 TRILLION were paid to its military retirees at 3 M each, as some kind of BONUS PENSION!

Anent the South CHINA SEA dispute which has perturbed us ALL…

It would be best that every nation involved should strictly observe diplomatic PROTOCOL;

Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the PHILIPPINES and CHINA are the exclusive CLAIMANTS in ALL – –

But why is the U.S.A. intruding, neither is it a CLAIMANT, not even a claim in just an ATOLL;

For it is AMERICA’s advocacy of EXCEPTIONALISM, as the supposed superior race and international POLICE,

But going to war and putting up a MILITARY SOLUTION is truly so FOOLISH!

Deng Xiaoping and the Future - JournalQuest

CHINA has actually abandoned HARD-CORE COMMUNISM…

In fact, it progressed through its reversion to FREE ENTERPRISE, as championed by DENG XIAO PING5;

State-ownership of private homes have been abandoned and DISDAINED – –

Economic prosperity came in, and TOURISM won much FAME;

As 150 M Chinese tourists yearly (prior to COVID), went out and back they CAME,

If CHINA were truly oppressive and cruel, those 150 M in their tour destinations, should have REMAINED!

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The best solution to the SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE is pure COMPROMISE…

For certainly INDEED, a military solution would be UNWISE;

That’s why the DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION is actually thinking TWICE – –

To make CHINA an enemy at this critical time is not a good ADVICE;

Let the concerned states bring the dispute on the negotiating table6, before we cast the DICE,

But let’s not include the U.S.A., as it could nibble away much wanted PEACE, like a nest of hungry MICE!

Legend:

  1. The seizure of Hongkong by the British imperialist forces brought about the signing by CHINA of the TREATY OF NANKING.  The TREATY OF NANKING (August 29, 1842) ended the First Opium War, and it was the first of the unequal treaties between CHINA and foreign imperialist powers. CHINA paid the British an indemnity, and on top of that, it ceded the territory of Hong Kong, as well as agreed to establish a “fair and reasonable” tariff. British merchants, who had previously been allowed to trade only at Guangzhou (Canton), were now permitted to trade at five “treaty ports” and with whomever they pleased. The treaty was supplemented in 1843 by the British Supplementary Treaty of the Bogue, which allowed British citizens to be tried in British courts and granted Britain any rights in CHINA that CHINA might grant to other countries.
  2. The “SILK ROAD” STRATEGY, otherwise known as CHINA’S ONE BELT, ONE ROAD INITIATIVE is a development strategy to promote trade cooperation and commercial connectivity by and between Eurasian countries. With this initiative among others, CHINA intends to take a greater role in global affairs and transport its wealth on this CHINA-centered trading network. One Belt One Road has two main components: the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt. The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) connects the European economic industry with the Asia-Pacific financial industry in the east. The Silk Road Economic Belt is the legacy of the Silk Road, which was launched during the Chinese Western Han dynasty by Zhang Qian. This belt goes through the Central Asian countries, such as Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, to the south. One Belt One Road covers numerous African and Asian countries, such as Kenya, Indonesia, the PHILIPPINES,  Israel and many others among its total reach of 44 countries. Interestingly, most of these countries are developing ones. CHINA’s One Belt One Road will surely help these countries facilitate TRADE by improving transportation, energy production and trade. Despite, U.S.A.’s appeal to U.K. not to sign the ONE BELT, ONE ROAD ACCORD, U.K. signed it as it praised CHINA’s vision towards WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
  3. The edifice known in CHINA as the Mini Sky City is a 57-story, 204m high building in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in China. It was built in 19 days in 2015 by Broad Sustainable Building, a subsidiary of China’s Broad Group, using a modular construction system. The company has ambitions to use similar techniques to build a much larger project, Sky City, which is intended to be 220 stories tall. In 2017 Mini Sky City was involved in international architectural competition SkyCity Challenge, where architects from around the world designed 17 of the hollow atriums located inside of the skyscraper. CHINA also has the world fastest record of building BRIDGES… The longest, highest and fastest-built on the planet: “Unparalleled” is perhaps the best word to describe the scale and ingenuity of China’s bridge construction over the past 70 years: From Nanjing’s double-decked, road-rail Yangtze River Bridge and the world’s widest multi-pylon cable-stayed Jiaxing-Shaoxing Bridge, to the newly-operated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), CHINA has connected once-isolated cities and communities via the world’s largest collection of bridges – – (1) Eight of the world’s 10 highest bridges, including the tallest, the Beipan River Bridge, which is the height of a 200-story building; (2)  Six of the world’s 10 longest sea-crossing bridges, including the HZMB, which is also the longest sea bridge in the world and designed to withstand a super typhoon, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake or a strike by a 300,000-ton cargo vessel. Six of the world’s top 10 suspension bridges; and, (3) Seven of the world’s top 10 cable-stayed bridges. INDEED, WE CAN LEARN MUCH INFRASTRUCTURE-RELATED EXPERTISE from CHINA!
  4.  The building of China’s high-speed rail network counts as one of the greatest transportation success stories so far in this century. When plans for a nationwide network of trains traveling at up to 350 kilometers per hour (220 miles per hour) were first hatched in 2004, it was thought that such projects could only be viable in rich countries. Beijing’s economic planners proved those naysayers wrong. Now, two-thirds of the world’s high-speed rail is in CHINA and passengers take 3.7 billion rides yearly, more than half of that number on high-speed trains.
  5. Almost forty-years ago, an event occurred that few people know anything about. What happened Dec. 18, 1978, nonetheless would prove as geopolitically significant for the 21st century as the fall of the Berlin Wall was for the last century. This was the day Deng Xiaoping — who had recently emerged as China’s new leader in the aftermath of the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung — opened a top leadership meeting that would put CHINA on a new course, and unalterably change the contours of global geopolitics. Deng laid out the foundations for CHINA’s success. This meeting — known officially as the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China — brought to an end to decades of suffering by the Chinese people under Mao’s mismanagement and disastrous campaigns. Under Deng’s leadership, CHINA abandoned the ideological strictures of the past and embraced policies founded on practicality and experience under the rubric of “reform and opening.” These policies unleashed the creative and entrepreneurial potential of the Chinese people and allowed CHINA to break out of its self-imposed isolation. Part of these new policies was the near-simultaneous opening of diplomatic relations with the United States — the culmination of diplomacy initiated by President Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Deng understood that CHINA needed to develop, which would require a stable external environment that was conducive to international trade and investment. He therefore did away with Maoist support for a global anti-capitalist revolution(s) and set aside maritime disputes with CHINA’s neighbors, preferring instead to gradually integrate CHINA into much of the U.S.-led liberal international order.
  6. In one dialogue, the FOREIGN MINISTRY of CHINA said: “CHINA enjoys indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea and the island. CHINA’s stand is based on historical facts and international law. CHINA’s sovereign rights and positions are formed in the course of history and this position has been held by Chinese Government for long. On the basis of this, CHINA is ready to engage in peaceful negotiations and friendly consultations to peacefully solve the disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights so as to positively contribute to peace and tranquility in the South China Sea area. CHINA rejected the arbitral procedure done at the HAGUE in part because of its 2006 Declaration made by CHINA when it signed the UNCLOS aka UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAWS OF THE SEA, which excludes all such disputes from the compulsory dispute settlement procedure of the UNCLOS. Indeed, Article 310 of the UNCLOS allows states and entities to make declarations or statements regarding its application at the time of signing, ratifying or acceding to the UNCLOS. Quoted hereunder are the provisions of Article 309 and Article 310 of UNCLOS, which read as follows: “Article 309 Reservations and exceptions: No reservations or exceptions may be made to this Convention unless expressly permitted by other articles of this Convention.”; and, “Article 310 Declarations and statements: Article 309 does not preclude a State, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention, from making declarations or statements, however phrased or named, with a view, inter alia, to the harmonization of its laws and regulations with the provisions of this Convention, provided that such declarations or statements do not purport to exclude or to modify the legal effect of the provisions of this Convention in their application to that State.”

FUN RHYME ON THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ISSUE OR IS IT THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA?

The Militarization of the South China Sea - YouTube

I OFFER MY ONE CENT’S WORTH OF AN OPINION…

RESPECTING A CRITICAL ISSUE THAT IS ROCKING OUR NATION;

I WOULD NOT WANT TO OFFER A TEN CENTS’ WORTH – –

AS OTHERS MIGHT DEEM IT AS JUST DROSS AND USELESS DEARTH;

BUT IT’S ONE CENT OF A KEN, WHICH COULD FEED YOUR MIND AND SOOTHE YOUR HEART,

THAT COULD DIMINISH THE ANXIETY AND COULD PERHAPS REDUCE THE FEELING OF BEING HURT!

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‘TIS THE CLAIM WHICH WAS LODGED BY PNOY…

THAT WAS IN 2013, PERHAPS PNOY’S GIFT TO THE COUNTRY’S HOI POLLOI;

IT SURELY WOULD BE A BIG HELP TO OUR NATION’S FISHERFOLK – –

BUT WE CANNOT RELY ANYMORE UNTO OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS LIKE THE P.E.F.T.O.K.;

FOR IT’S COURTING WAR INDEED, AND A WAR THAT WILL BE WAGED VIA A NUCLEAR BUTTON,

EXCEPT THAT WE HAVEN’T GONE NUCLEAR AND WE DON’T HAVE A BUTTON, PERHAPS JUST A BATON!

Final Arbitral Award: July 12, 2016

AN ARBITRAL AWARD WAS ISSUED IN TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN…

FAVORING MUCH THE PHILIPPINES, AND TOTALLY DESTROYING CHINA’S NINE-DASH LINE SCHEME;

BUT THE ARBITRAL AWARD WAS REJECTED BY CHINA, SAYING: “TWAS A FARCE…”, IN A SEEMING SCREAM – –

PERHAPS WE OUGHT TO SEND PREXY XI A GIFT, COULD BE A GALLON OF MAGNOLIA ICE CREAM,

TO COOL DOWN ANGERED NERVES – AND SHOOT DOWN A BAD DREAM!

Unequal treaty - Wikipedia

AFTER THE SINO-FRENCH WAR IN 1885, CHINA SIGNED THE TREATY OF TIENTSIN…

‘TWAS CO-SIGNED BY CHINA AND FRANCE, THE FRENCH COLONIALISTS DID SOME RENOUNCING;

INDEED, FRANCE RENOUNCED IT’S SUZERAINTY OVER VIETNAM – –

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT OF JAPAN IN WW2, THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ANNOUNCED;

CLAIMING THE ENTIRE PARACELS, PRATAS AND THE SPRATLYS WITHIN ITS TERRITORIAL BOUNDS,

AFTER THE 1945 POTSDAM DECLARATION, SANS ANY CLARIFICATION, CHINA KEPT  BARKING ITS CLAIMS AS THOUGH A CHORUS OF A PACK OF HOUNDS!

Qing Dynasty Map, Map of Qing's Ruling Area in China

ON JUNE 26, 1887 CHINA’S QING DYNASTY SIGNED THE CONVENTION RELATING TO THE DELIMITATION OF CHINA’S FRONTIER…

BUT NO CLARIFICATION WAS EVER MADE AS TO HOW THE TIERS WOULD SHOW ON EACH AND EVERY PIER;

THE ISLANDS INVOLVED GOT MILITA-

RIZED WITH SO MANY INFRA, YEAR IN AND EVERY YEAR – –

FOR CHINA WANTS TO ASSERT ITS CLAIM, AS IT WANTS TO MAKE ITS POSITION CLEAR;

ASSERTIVE BUT NOT AGGRESSIVE, AS CHINA TINGED THE ARBITRAL AWARD WITH A “FAKE” SMEAR,

FOR ARBITRATION IN ESSE IS VIA MUTUAL CONSENT, BUT IN THIS CASE CHINA NEITHER SAID “YES”, NOR DID THEIR BRIEF APPEAR!

Vietnam war

WITH THIS CONTINUING MILITARIZATION OF THOSE ISLES BY CHINA, WE’LL HAVE TO ACT LIKE DOVES…

WE  NEED TO CONTINUOUSLY PRAY AND SUPPLICATE OUR LORD GOD, IN UNENDING PRAYERS IN TROVES;

FOR A HAWKISH BEHAVIOUR AND A BELLICOSE POSE – –

COULD IGNITE A WAR AND WE’LL ALL BE ERASED, OF COURSE;

LET’S REDO THE NEGOTIATION AND COME UP WITH A COMPROMISE, OF SORTS,

ANY COMPROMISE WILL DO, AS WE’LL SURELY WIN, LET’S TREAT THIS AS SOME KIND OF SPORTS!

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WINNING, AS VOICED BY VIRTUAL CHINESE IMPRESARIO: JACK MA…

IS SURVIVING THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC AND NOT TO BE AFFECTED BY “KARMA”;

LET’S NOT PROVOKE AND HUMILIATE OUR DEAR FRIEND CHINA – –

WE OUGHT TO BE THANKFUL TOO, UNTO OUR PREXY DUTERTE;

FOR HIS MASTERFUL CHINA PIVOT, TO ALLAY THE RESULTING P.C.A.-CAUSED ENMITY,

LET’S REMAIN AS DOVES AND NOT HAWKS, AND LET’S PRACTICE GOOD OLD DIPLOMACY!

A REVELATION OF SORTS IS TRULY COMPELLING…

FOR IN 1978, A PRESIDENTIAL DECREE WAS MADE AS GROUND AND BEARING;

FOR OUR SUPPOSED CLAIM OVER THE K.I.G. – –

IT’S ACRONYM FOR THE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, OH GEE;

‘TIS P.D. NO. 1596, AND THE ADMISSION WAS TRULY HONEST BUT EDGY,

‘TWAS AN ADMISSION THAT THE K.I.G. DOES NOT BELONG TO US, IT’S AN EVIDENCE AGAINST US, ONE THAT’S A BIT BIGGIE!

Spratly Islands

 WE DO NOT OWN THE K.I.G, SO F.E.M. ACTUALLY FLAUNTED ABOUT ITS PROXIMITY…

THERE APPEARS TOO THE P.D. SAID, AS AN ABANDONMENT OF CLAIMS FROM ALL AND SUNDRY;

THUS, THE PHILIPPINES CLAIMED THE K.I.G. ON THE SUPPOSED BASIS OF HISTORY – –

AS WELL AS ECONOMIC SURVIVAL AND THE NEED FOR NATIONAL SECURITY;

BUT CHINA HAS BEEN HARPING ALL ABOUT ITS CLAIMS SINCE NINETEEN FORTY-SEVEN,

THE PHILIPPINES’ STAND WOULD NOT ADD UP INTO CONSISTENCY, TRULY NOT ON EVEN-STEVEN!

Permanent Court of Arbitration publishes 2016 Annual Report | PCA-CPA

ITONG SI PNOY AY NAHIMOK AT TULUYANG NAKUMBINSI KASI…

NAULUKAN NG ISANG ANIMO’Y EKSPERTO  NA MAG-HAIN NG USAPIN SA I.C.J.;

AT DAHIL CHINA CAN AVAIL OF ITS VETO POWER – –

SA P.C.A. NA LANG INIHAIN ANG CLAIM, KAUGNAY SA TERRITORIAL WATER;

ARBITRATION KUNO WHICH IN ESSE ENTAILS MUTUAL CONSENT,

PERO NAUWI PO ITO SA COMPULSORY PROCEEDINGS, SANS CHINA’S ASSENT!

UNCLOS - Salient Features, Objectives, Maritime Zones, Passages and Duties

 THOUGH CHINA RATIFIED AND JOINED THE U.N.C.L.O.S.…

ITS RATIFICATION WAS WITH A CAVEAT, AS ISSUES OF TERRITORY (CHINA AVERRED) MUST NEVER BE A CHOICE;

FOR WHICH CHINA NEVER PARTICIPATED IN THE PROCEEDINGS – –

IT NEITHER SUBMITTED A BRIEF NOR DID IT PRESENT EVIDENTIARY THINGS; 

FOR THE SAKE OF CONSISTENCY, CHINA DID NOT LIFT A FINGER,

IF EVIDENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN PROFFERED BY CHINA, P.D. 1596 WOULD’VE PRODUCED MUCH DISASTER!

Maritime zones Maritime Zones Internal waters. Waters on the landward side  of the baseline. The coastal state exercises full sovereignty, and. - ppt  video online download

DISASTER INDEED WOULD HAVE BEFALLEN THE PHILIPPINES…

FOR THE P.D. IS A LAW AND ALL OF ITS PROVISOS IS EVIDENCE;

OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORIC CLAIM HAPPENED IN 1978 ONLY – –

BUT THAT HISTORIC CLAIM WITH RESPECT TO CHINA, HAPPENED IN THE 19TH CENTURY;

AND THAT ON MATTERS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, PROXIMITY ISN’T A MATTER OF SUPERIORITY,

IT CAN’T BE ADOPTED TOO AS AN ENTITLEMENT TO SOME PRIMACY!

Southeast Asia has major doubts about US reliability in the region, but  still wary of China: survey | South China Morning Post

NOT ONE AMONG THE OTHER CLAIMANTS FILED A CLAIM…

FOR A COLLISION COURSE WITH CHINA AT THIS TIME, COULD BRING MUCH BLAME;

WE’RE BEING USED AGAIN AS A CANNON FODDER – –

NEITHER INDONESIA NOR VIETNAM NOR MALAYSIA NOR BRUNEI AVAILED OF THE ARBITRATION DRUTHER;

SOME QUARTERS ARE CLEARLY PROVOKING WAR AS THOUGH THEY WANT US ALL TO BE SMOTHERED!

Presidential Decree Pol Law | Territorial Waters | Exclusive Economic Zone

THE WORDING OF P.D. 1596 IS A CLEAR DEMONSTRATION…

AS ONE WHEREAS CLAUSE, MADE A CLAIM WITH MUCH DISTINCTION;

“WHEREAS, THESE AREAS DO NOT LEGALLY BELONG TO ANY STATE OR NATION…” – –

‘TIS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO ONE AND ALL, A SEEMING CIRCUMLOCUTION;

 THE P.D.’S ESSENCE INDEED APPEARED TOO VAGUE AND IS SOMEWHAT TINGED WITH NAUGHTY EVASION!

Non-Member Countries of the United Nations
The Consequences of Neglecting Manufacturing: Compared with Other Nations,  U.S. Has More Import Competition in Leading Export Industries | Economic  Policy Institute

THE ARBITRAL AWARD BEING FLAUNTED BY ATTORNEY HOWARD CALLEJA…

FILED AGAINST RUSSIA, A VETO HOLDER TOO, WHICH IS BEING POSED AS TEMPLATE, HUH?

DIDN’T END WITH THE ARBITRAL AWARD BUT THRU A POST-NEGOTIATION WITH RUSSIA’S CONCUR – –

USE OF INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE MAY NOT INDEED BE SURE;

FOR 160 NATIONS OF THE 193 UN MEMBER NATIONS ARE TRADING PARTNERS OF CHINA’S AND CHINA TODAY IS WORLD’S CYNOSURE!

Will China become the next superpower? | Debate.org

FUN RHYME MESSAGE to all NANAY, lalo na sa ating mga buhay pang mga INAY:

[On MOTHER’S  DAY]

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INAY KO PO , yaan ang karaniwang atin pong BINIBIGKAS…

Lalo na ang mga mumunting anak  na kung sa sakuna po’y UMIIGKAS;

Mga NANAY din ang nagtuturo nang pagsaing ng BIGAS- –

Pati nga ang pagpapaandar ng mga sinaunang kalang de GAAS!

GASGAS na nga halos ang ating mga TENGA…

Sa mga payo at pangaral, kapag tayo’y nahahantong sa DISGRASYA;

Napakabait ni NANAY, noong tayo’y musmos halos nais kunin sa pagitan ng ating ipin ang TINGA- –

Ni ayaw tayong madapuan ng lamok, pati ng langaw; tunay po na sila’y KAKAIBA!

Malupit nga po naman sila PAMINSAN-MINSAN…

Subalit ang aruga at pagmamahal, palagi pong NARIRIYAN;

Noong tayo’y mga sanggol, tayo’y palagiang IDINUDUYAN- –

Tunay na sila, sa mga tahanan ang syang tampok na LUNDUYAN!

Bagamat nabansagang ang mga AMA po ang siya nating HALIGI…

Ang mga NANAY po naman natin ang siyang ating ILAW na PALAGI;

Buti pa nga po ang MERALCO ay mayroon pong BROWN OUT- –

Ang mga INAY po’y walang break-time, ‘di nga pwedeng mag- TIME-OUT!

Kaya atin pong mahalin ang ating mga mapag-arugang INA…

Na kasama pa rin natin sa ngayon, o kahit tayo’y ulila NA;

Umusal tayo po tuwina ng marubdob kahit na maikling DASAL- –

Para sa ating mga NANAY na napakasarap po talagang MAGMAHAL!

FUN RHYME FOR PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE

 

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President DUTERTE is a strong and firm leader who makes things HAPPEN…
That’s POLITICAL WILL, that most politicians don’t have, utterly no LEAVEN1;
But recent developments have proved indeed TRUE and REALIZABLE – –
ABS-CBN, a patent scion of OLIGARCHY of YORE, was scrapped off the CABLE,
It ne’er ever was POSSIBLE, as it got connections, far and wide from ground to GABLE;
Peddling biased news, highlighting gory crimes daily, to enrage the populace and make them TREMBLE!

 

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A strong leader like Pres. DU30 endears himself to others by appreciating their unique TALENTS…
He’s famously loyal to his people too, and won’t be trapped unto AMBIVALENCE;
He values qualities such as HONESTY, HONOR, and FLAIR above all ELSE – –
FLAIR, which is a special aptitude or ability for doing something WELL, with lauding BELLS,
That’s why he has enlisted military retirees into his CABINET;
For what’s needed is DISCIPLINE and PRECISE PERFORMANCE, which CIVVIES won’t be able to NET!

 

 

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And on the transport sector too, the JEEPNEYS seemed UNTOUCHABLE…
No PREXY was successful in retiring them, as it would be UNPALATABLE;
Votes will be diminished surely by an ANTI-JEEPNEY CRUSADE – –
But the pollution and traffic they’ve caused are much harmful, despite those drivers’ GASCONADE,
Acting like kings of the road, as though driving in a RAGE;
Boasting even that their PHASE-OUT could spell a downward voting CASCADE!

 

 

LINE OF JEEPNEYS

 

The SKYWAY CONNECTOR too which is now OPEN…
Has EASED the HORRIBLE EDSA TRAFFIC, no more need for the “ODD-EVEN”;
While the EDSA CAROUSEL, make trips so VERY QUICK as though a WHIRLWIND- –
Public commuters got more disciplined, as they’d QUEUE UP, and not crowd in a BEND,
For the buses now NAVIGATE along the central LANE, this change we ought to COMMEND!

 

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But the OPPOSITIONISTS would say it was the PANDEMIC that facilitated IT…
The ABS-CBN FRANCHISE CUT and the JEEPNEY PHASE OUT, “at sila’y NAG-NGI-NGIT-NGIT”2;
Come to think why DUTERTE became PREXY within this doleful EPISODE- –
PROVIDENCE have made it happen, to correct aberrations in our country, our own ABODE,
Modern aircon mini-buses will replace those JEEPNEYS, that really must be STOWED;
Exhaust gas so harmful to our health, could even contribute to ozone layer’s CORRODE!

 

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And the HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES are also SEETHING…
Buying into DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM pill that the WESTERN WORLD has been PROMOTING;
But we’ve seen the abuse of FREEDOM and RIGHTS in our MIDST, LATELY – –
With taunts thereby which GOT COINED, that DEMOCRACY is “DEMOCRAZY”,
In fact, LEE KUAN YEW said in a speech delivered in mid-NINETEEN-NINETY;
“The PHILIPPINES needs more DISCIPLINE and NOT more DEMOCRACY!”

 

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It must be remembered too that we voted not for a POPE…
For DUTERTE is neither an ANGEL nor SAINT, who odiously hates DOPE;
His proclivity to curse and spew obscenities, is in sooth to crack a JOKE – –
And his “KALYE-STYLE”3 of leadership endeared him to the masses, as one kind of a BLOKE;
The VISAYAN indeed, is fond of jestingly saying: “PATYUN TA GAYUD”4,
And every bantering and joking made the masses truly OVERJOYED!

 

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And in the field of HEAVY INFRASTRUCTURE INDEED…
DUTERTE championed his flagship project of: “BUILD, BUILD, BUILD”;
He’s the first PREXY to courageously endorsed a SUBWAY PROJECT – –
‘Tis now a work-in-progress, to link BULACAN and CAVITE, a 36-km STRETCH,
To serve 370,000 passengers DAILY, at 80 km/hour speed per FETCH;
Will be partially operational in 2022, a launching date which isn’t FAR-FETCHED!

 

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In the December 2020 survey: “DUTERTE gets ‘HIGH’ 70% APPROVAL rating”, it sort of PRESAGED…
Singapore’s STRAIT TIMES even READ: “Tossed between rapacious empires and feckless oligarchs throughout the centuries, the Philippines has never had any leader like Rodrigo Duterte.”, it SAID;
And continued: “Here is a man who plays a thousand roles at the helm of power, a consummate thespian crowned by a besieged people in their darkest hours.”, ‘twas a bit STAID – –
Though DU30 once did LOW in a survey, it however BOUNCED,
Though OPPOSITIONISTS still are looking forward for some DU30 misstep, as some prey to POUNCE;
That has been the grand design of those DEFIERS, those we should DENOUNCE!

 

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Being an ARIAN5 – our PREXY is AUTHORITATIVE and DETERMINED but is also LOVING…
That’s reason perhaps why he acquired his ROMANTIC MONIKER, some kind of a “PABLING”;
But as he has now become the FATHER OF THE PHILIPPINE NATION – –
He’d CARE and LOVE us ALL, perhaps till death or till the world’s CESSATION,
He has true EMPATHY for the hoi polloi, the peasantry – he hates the POOR’s MARGINALIZATION;
Championing in fact, amidst the horrors of this PANDEMIC, the citizens’ MASS INOCULATION!

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Oh DIGONG6, you’ve indeed sounded the GONG7…
You’ve made life livable in our nation, which wasn’t for LONG8;
Those dimly-lit alleys and streets have now become PASSABLE9, – –
Those CHUNGKEES10 of YORE have now become covert and INVISIBLE,
The PAROJINOG11 clan was definitively DISMANTLED, despite NOVA’s12 BABBLE;
Bragging that DUTERTE is her DAD’s friend, RANTING that they’re not part of the DRUG BUBBLE!

 

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‘Twas good that a PREXY like DUTERTE has indeed EMERGED…
For if not for your coming, the nation might have already been SUBMERGED;
Amidst the financial challenges brought by the LOCKDOWNS – –
Riots and unabated crimes would have already erupted in CITIES and TOWNS,
As well as evil schemes of wheeling-dealing DRUG LORDS and ADDICTS;
Our nation could’ve been in FLAMES like the U.S., and could’ve gone into a downward HELIX!13

 

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‘Tis in your unique stewardship TOO…
That the environment was cared for in TOTO14;
Now the mining companies have learned to COMPLY – –
Those rules, as the late GINA LOPEZ15 had herself made a FLY-BY,16
‘Twas unfortunate that GINA LOPEZ met an untimely GOODBYE;
Those mining companies have now made amends, as if not, a lot of people could DIE!

 

In memoriam: ICSC statement on Gina Lopez's passing – ICSC | Institute for  Climate and Sustainable Cities

 

And the fish pens in the Laguna LAKE17…
Has been there for long as rouge officers18 seem to be in the TAKE;
The dismantling HOPEFULLY benefitted the lowly FISHERS19- –
And the end has dawned upon the big-time FIXERS,
Military officers and cronies of politicians, have now been asked by their SIRS;
They’ll have to tear down those fish pens which’ve been there for YEARS!

 

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The genuine desire of DIGONG for the PEACE PROCESS…
Can be seen from the way, he extended his hand with EASE;
He’s done away with much of the RHETORICS – –
For he gave vent and focus to just the pure BASICS,
Even went into fawning up unto JOMA SISON, who’s in UTRECHT;
Calling him SIR, as JOMA was DU30’s prof in matters of POLITICS!

In fact, DU30 even released quickly, those political PRISONERS…
‘Twas unprecedented –as though a misstep of GONERS;
But sincerity indeed, begets TRUST and TRUTH – –
If not for the CCP’s abuse, the PEACE PROCESS would have gone truly SMOOTH,
They’ve gone too DEMANDING, as though wanting more meat for their BROTH;
Though they’re bowl was brimming, they want ALL, not just BOTH!

 

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But the most startling development of ALL…
The regime of the ELITE has now reached a FALL;
For ELITISM20 has reared a sordid and ugly HEAD – –
Every TOM, DICK and HARRY want to be ELITE and be AHEAD,
The greed for riches has spread like WILDFIRE,
We need a FIREMAN like DUTERTE, who’d rescue the nation out of QUAGMIRE!

 

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The flaw perhaps in the character of the FILIPINO,
Everyone wants to be part of the ELITISMO;
And the ELITE, as has been the usual TRAIT – –
Is to achieve financial gain whatever it would TAKE,
But DUTERTE has lived in fact by EXAMPLE;
Living in a modest house neither a MANSION nor a PALACE, ne’er a CASTLE!

 

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And those aspiring to be a STATESMAN, SO-SO…
Who’d want for a start, to become a POLITICO;
As their usual dream is to be rich and be so ELITE – –
Corruption would surely entice those lacking in SPIRIT,21
But not DUTERTE, who even dines in a carinderia, sort of a DINING MAKESHIFT;
And DUTERTE is not even lavish, as he actually advocates THRIFT!

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With the advent of President DUTERTE’s brand of POLITICS…
It’s now for the good of all — tinged with financial ETHICS;
BRIBERY is now BANNED and must be DISDAINED – –
As it would make the government coffers dreadfully DRAINED,
But DUTERTE cannot guard and keep watch over all the civil SERVANTS;
Let’s help by paying the correct taxes on time, to enhance our country’s GOVERNANCE!

 

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For the measly salaries being paid the PUBLIC SECTOR…
Has invariably been used as cause of GRAFT, BRIBERIES and MORE;
As promised though in his campaign, the POLICE and MILITARY – –
Have been given their raised SALARIES, even DOUBLY,
More funds in the state’s coffers, could raise public servants’ pay, so TRULY;
That’s why we have to pay our correct taxes so APT and TIMELY!

 

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The ascension indeed as PREXY, of this COMMON TAO DIGONG …
Would prove to be the model of the MASA of our NATION;
Now they’d know – – if your love for your country is TRUE- –
You SIR, can really rule as its leader; you’ll never EVER be a P.R.U.E22,
The NATION is hoping that you’d serve as our LEADER THROUGH and THROUGH;
Your LARGE EARS mark you’ll live long, but promise Sir, that you’d quaff no more of any ALCOHOLIC BREW!

 

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LONG LIVE MISTER PRESIDENT!

MABUHAY AND PANGULONG RODRIGO DUTERTE!

[LEGEND:
1 – LEAVEN IS DEFINED AS SOMETHING THAT TRANSFORMS THINGS TO MAKE IT BETTER.
2 –“AT SILA’Y NAG-NGI-NGITNGIT” IS A PHRASE IN OUR COUNTRY’S VERNACULAR WHICH MEANS, AS ROUGHLY TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH: “AND THEY ARE FURIOUSLY MAD” OR, “AND THEY ARE SEETHING IN ANGER”.
3 – “KALYE-STYLE” WOULD ROUGHLY TRANSLATE IN ENGLISH AS: “STREET-LIKE STYLE OF LEADERSHIP” WHICH CONNOTES A DOWN-TO-EARTH TYPE OF GOVERNANCE WHICH WOULD NOT BE USUALLY RESTRICTED BY FORMALITIES AS WELL AS BUREAUCRATIC AND FASTIDIOUS PROTOCOLS.
4 – “PATYUN TA GAYUD” IS A VISAYAN PHRASE, ACTUALLY OF THE CEBUANO DIALECT, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS IN ENGLISH AS: “I WILL KILL YOU!”. MY VISAYAN KIN, AS MY DAD WAS BORN IN CEBU, WOULD USUALLY UTTER THIS PHRASE, IN A JESTING MANNER, THOUGH CONNOTING ACTUALLY AN EXHORTATION TO THE ADDRESSEE TO CEASE AND DESIST FROM ANY BABOONERY OR BUFFOONERY BEIN COMMITTED.
5 – HAVING BEEN BORN ON MARCH 28, 1945 WHICH IS UNDER THE ARIES ZODIAC SIGN; HE IS CONSIDERED AN ARIAN; AND THOSE BORN ON MARCH 28 ARE CONSIDERED AS AUTHORITATIVE AND DETERMINED, AMONG OTHERS.
6 – DIGONG IS THE ENDEARING NICKNAME OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE.
7 – IT IS SAID THAT THE SOUND OF A GONG IS HEALING AND TRANSFORMATIONAL. IT IS IN THIS CONTEXT THAT THE WORD GONG IS USED BEING AN INSTRUMENT THAT CREATES SOUND.
8 – THOUGH PRES. DUTERTE HAS JUST SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, NOTABLE CHANGES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED WITHIN THE METROPOLIS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE ESPECIALLY THE PEACE AND ORDER SITUATION. PEOPLE HAS TRULY FELT SECURITY AND SAFETY IN THEIR HOMES AND EVEN IN THE STREETS ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.
9 – IN FACT, I HAVE ENCOUNTERED A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE METROPOLIS, SAYING THAT THE STREETS AND ALLEYS ADJOINING THEIR RESPECTIVE HOMES HAVE NOW BECOME PASSABLE EVEN AT NIGHT AS THOSE PLACES HAVE BEEN RIDDEN OF THE CUSTOMARY DRUG ADDICTS OF YORE.
10 – CHUNGKEE IS A TAGALOG STREET LINGO WHICH ACTUALLY IS A VERNACULAR SLANG FOR DRUG ADDICTS.
11 – THE PAROJINOG CLAN IS A KINDRED OF NOTORIOUS BAND OF NOVEAU POLITICIANS LORDING ALL OVER MINDANAO IN THE DRUG TRADE. IT STARTED OUT IN THE 70S AS AN ANTI-C0MMUNIST VIGILANTE GROUP WHICH WAS HEADED BY THE PAROJINOG’S GRAND PATRIARCH, OCTAVIO PAROJINOG SR. UNDER THE NAME-TAG “KURATONG BALELENG”. THE “KURATONG BALELENG BAND” EVENTUALLY GOT INVOLVED IN THE KIDNAP-FOR-RANSOME TRADE; AND FINALLY, INTO THE DRUG TRADE. THE PAROJINOG CLAN WAS EVEN TOUTED AS UNTOUCHABLES AS CORRUPT POLITICIANS WOULD CURRY POLITICAL FAVOR FROM THEM TO INSURE A POLITICIAN’S ELECTION. EVENTUALLY, THE PAROJINOG CLAN’S INFLUENCE HELD SWAY AS POLITICIANS AND THE POLICE AUTHORITIES WOULD TURN DEAF EARS AND BLIND EYES, INTO THE FLAGRANT FLORISHING DRUG TRADE MANAGED BY THE CLAN, AS THOUGH A DRUG-CARTEL, IN THE LIKES OF COLOMBIA’S CALI CARTEL.
12 – NOVA IS NOVA PRINCESS PAROJINOG WHO IS A FEISTY, HARSH, FIERCE AND RASPY IN HER SPEECH AND WAS AN INCUMBENT VICE-MAYOR OF OZAMIS CITY WHEN SHE WAS ARRESTED BY POLICE AUTHORITIES DURING THE RAID CONDUCTED ON JULY 30, 2017 WHICH LEFT 15 PERSONS KILLED. THE DEAD INCLUDED HER FATHER, THE INCUMBENT MAYOR OF OZAMIS CITY, REYNALDO PAROJINOG, SR,, AND SON OF THE LATE GRAND PATRIARCH OF THEIR CLAN, OCTAVIO PAROJINOG, OF THE KURATONG-BALELENG FAME.
13 – HELIX IS USED HERE TO MEAN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THING, THAT WOULD CONNOTE A FALL, A DECLINE; A DRAINING, OF SORT.
14 – IN TOTO WOULD MEAN IN TOTALITY. INDEED, BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (“DENR”) WOULD JUST BE CONTENT IN POLICING ILLEGAL LOGGING, AND THE LIKE. BUT NOW UNDER THE STEWARDSHIP OF PRES. DUTERTE, SECRETARY GINA LOPEZ HAS ADOPTED A STRICT STANCE IN REGULATING THE MINING COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN OUR COUNTRY.
15 – GINA LOPEZ REFERS TO DENR SECRETARY GINA LOPEZ WHOSE APPOINTMENT AS SUCH HAS BEEN RECENTLY CONFIRMED BY THE COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS.
16 – THE FLY-BY REFERRED TO IS THE HELICOPTER RIDE TAKEN BY SEC. GINA LOPEZ WHICH GAVE HER AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE DEVASTATION WROUGHT BY THE MINING COMPANIES IN THE PROVINCES PRINCIPALLY IN SURIGAO. A VIDEO OF THIS FLY-BY TRIP HAS GONE VIRAL IN THE INTERNET.
17 – LAGUNA LAKE REFERS TO THE LAGUNA DE BAY.
18 – THE GRAPE VINE HAS BEEN FRAUGHT WITH RUMORS OF GREASE MONEY EXCHANGING HANDS TO ALLOW THE BUILDING OF FISH PENS WITHIN THE LAGUNA DE BAY AREA.
19 – FISHERS REFER TO THE RURAL FISHERMEN DOING THEIR LIVELIHOOD BY FISHING WITHIN THE LAGUNA DE BAY AREA.
20 – ELITISM IS THE BELIEF OR ATTITUDE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO FORM AN ELITE—A SELECT GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH A CERTAIN ANCESTRY, INTRINSIC QUALITY OR WORTH, HIGH INTELLECT, WEALTH, SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE, OR OTHER DISTINCTIVE ATTRIBUTES—ARE THOSE WHOSE INFLUENCE OR AUTHORITY IS GREATER THAN THAT OF OTHERS; WHOSE VIEWS ON A MATTER ARE TO BE TAKEN MORE SERIOUSLY OR CARRY MORE WEIGHT; WHOSE VIEWS OR ACTIONS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE TO SOCIETY AS A WHOLE; OR WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS, ABILITIES, OR WISDOM RENDER THEM ESPECIALLY FIT TO GOVERN.
21 – SPIRIT WOULD REFER TO THE MORAL FIBER OR ETHICAL SPIRIT THAT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL IN PREVENTING AND/OR DISCOURAGING A PERSON FROM ENGAGING IN CORRUPT PRACTICES.
22 – P.R.U.E IS A NAUGHTY ACRONYM IMPROVISED IN THIS FUN RHYME BLOG WHICH MEANS A POLITICIAN ENGAGED IN ROBBING AND UNDERMINING THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY.]

 


FUN RHYME ON MESSAGE OF THANKS UNTO HIS EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR HAN DONG MAN:

HIS EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR HAN DONG MAN

YOU TRULY ARE COMPASSIONATE , AND AN ENVOY PAR EXCELLENCE;

YOUR LEAVING WOULD BE SAD, BUT STILL, WE ARE SO GLAD – –

FOR HAVING HOB-NOBBED WITH YOU, WHO’S SO CARING LIKE A LOVING DAD,

HOPE WILL MEET AND SEE YOU AGAIN, JOYFULLY SINGING A LOVELY BALLAD!

YOUR BENEVOLENCE HAS TRULY AMAZED US ALL…

YOU CONSIDER US, VIRTUALLY AS THOUGH  PART OF THE SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE;

YOUR MANTRA OF: “INVEST, INVEST AND INVEST!” – –

ENJOINED MUCH SOUTH KOREAN INVESTMENT, AND IT INDEED WAS BEST,

THUS, SPARKED OUR ECONOMY,  HAVING JIBED UNTO THE: “BUILD, BUILD, BUILD!”,  A CALL FOR DEVELOPMENT, AT OUR PRESIDENT’S BEHEST!

IF NOT FOR THE PANDEMIC, OUR COUNTRY WOULD HAVE REACHED ITS HIGHER GOAL…

A STEPPING STONE INDEED FOR YOUR ASPIRATION, WHICH GLADDENED US ALL;

BUT STILL WE’LL NEVER TIRE OUT, AND WILL PUSH FORWARD TOWARDS A MUCH VIBRANT ECONOMY – –

WE’LL NEVER FORGET YOUR PRODDING AND YOUR CHEERFUL CAJOLERY,

AS WE’LL AIM HARD FOR OUR ECONOMIC TRIUMPH, TO FAVOR OUR POSTERITY!

WE WILL CONTINUOUSLY PRAY FOR YOU, HIS EXCELLENCY..

YOU AND YOUR CLAN, ESPECIALLY YOUR LOVING  FAMILY;

WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE CARING THAT YOU’VE SHARED – –

YOUR NAME WILL FOREVER BE ETCHED IN OUR HEARTS,

AND THE MEMORIES OF YOU WILL LINGER LIKE BURNING EMBERS IN ALL OF OUR HEARTHS! 

TILL WE MEET AGAIN, TO YOU OUR DASHING AND DEBONAIRE AMBASSADOR…

YOU ALWAYS MAKE OUT A SMILE, YOU NEVER WERE ONCE DOUR;

YOU HAVE EXPRESSLY SHOWN YOUR COMPASSION FOR THE POOR – –

REVEALING YOU KINDHEARTED SENSE AND EVEN A SENSE OF HUMOR,

WE WILL INDEED TRULY MISS YOU, THE WHOLE OF PEFTOK’S NOTRE AMOUR!

FUN RHYME BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO MY CHARMING COUSIN, ANNABELLE “KIT” LLORCA-VENAL

[BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT, COUSIN KIT LLORCA-VENAL IS SHOWN IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH WITH HER SUAVE AND LOVING HUSBAND, CONRADO “JUN” VENAL]

Happy happy birthday to  you my charming COUSIN KIT…

As a SCORPION lady, you’re too loyal and would forever STICK;

To the one you love you’d truly be faithful, true and CARING – –

And that’s JUN VENAL, who’s your relentless LOVER, who up too now is still WOOING,

As he fondly uttered about LOVE: “I only need to look at you to know I have it in my life.”, oh so EXCITING!

Those born on November 19 are extremely INTUITIVE…

They are in fact deemed too as a bit SENSITIVE;

With a powerful orientation towards OTHERS – –

Oft-times in their lives, they’d play the facilitator’s role, as their DRUTHERS;

With such a role, they’d encouraged others to work better, as that’s what truly MATTERS!

Indeed KIT, could rightfully and easily earn great respect from people around HER…

But the downside is becoming overly dependent on the satisfaction she’d get from helping those OTHER;

You may have a tendency to over-identify with the concerns of KITH and KIN – –

Neglecting your own interests and psychological growth, that’s so AMAZING,

And that’s the true brand of our clan, as you always want to be SERVING!

Until the age of thirty-four, SCORPIONS are more likely to take CHANCES…

After the age of thirty-five they’d start to become serious in LIFE’s APPROACHES;

After the age of sixty-five, they’d place more focus on  independence and bosom FRIENDSHIP – –

Helpful, inspiring, and charming; those are traits to which SCORPIONS have a GRIP,

But you’ve to give time to pursue your own interests, as it could suffer your SPIRIT!

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that it is OKEY…

To be themselves and to express their creativity and originality, that’s the real KEY;

Once they’ve found a healthy balance between their own needs and those of OTHERS – –

Their destiny is to progress in a positive direction and empower others to do the SAME,

That’s charity, as displayed by  SCORPIONS, that’s how they play life’s GAME!

On your NATAL DAY, my dearest cousin ANNABELLE “KIT” VENAL, of the LLORCA CLAN…

“I’ll express my creativity in ways that fulfill me!” such should be your chosen MANTRA, as I believe you CAN;

I’d offer you a salute and an elegant CURTSY, as my proffer of HONOR – –

For you’re a ray of sunshine, enlivening any situation with your good cheer, optimism and HUMOR;

For which I offer too this FUN RHYME, with words and rhymes of much GALORE!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN KIT VENAL!

FUN RHYME ELEGY FOR BROD GEORGE BACUTA

‘Twas indeed a big surprise, that caught and shocked ME…

Our dear Brod GEORGE who’s truly tops in GEOLOGY;

Last of his posting, was so GREEK perhaps, to all and SUNDRY – –

‘Twas as Strategic Technical and Management Consultant for Mineral and ENERGY,

It even included  Water and Land Resources Development, oh so,  I SEE!

For GEORGE earned a doctorate degree in CORNELL U, in EIGHTY-NINE…

That was perhaps to hone and polish more his skills on EARTH and MINE;

His interests then during his twilight years was in MANTLE GEODYNAMICS – –

Those terms such as OPHIOLITES and SUBDUCTION ZONES are even GREEKER to me, for they don’t sound as BASICS,

GEORGE indeed has reached his APEX and lots of virtual EPICS!

GEORGE has had extensive (30 years) professional positions at USACE, USNRC, and USGS…

USACE is acronym for United States Army Corps of ENGINEERS;

USNRC is all about his cutting-edge work at the NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION – –

And USGS is about GEOLOGICAL SURVEY and much land EXPLORATION,

He’s indeed a bright Filipino who brought much GEOLOGIC progress for the AMERICAN NATION!

Brod GEORGE was an expert in CHROMITE and PGE and base metal EXPLORATION…

Around the Pacific Ring-of-Fire as well as in OIL and GAS EXPEDITION;

His focus indeed in  oil and gas exploration in inter-arc and marginal basins at ZONE SUBDUCTION – –

Would make him much in demand for a vaunted SOUTH CHINA SEA study and EXAMINATION,

That could certainly bring boon, financial  blessings to our FILIPINO NATION!

GEORGE is even expert in matters of nickel mines as well as copper and gold deposits in arc PORPHYRIES…

His government,  private industry and fund acquisition experience, brought him much ken and much more MEMORIES;

Allowed him to examine various mineral/metal/energy resources, environmental, earth science and engineering PROJECTS – –

Gave him much accessibility into various agricultural, forest, soil, water, and energy resource issues, thus expanding his PROSPECTS,

Making him eventually thereby so much in demand in those FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES like the US!

Though GEORGE, is a true-blue GADDANG and Brod ROMY’s best FRIEND…

I did not have much bonding with him, but to so many brods, he did socially BLEND;

I guess he’s stereotyped as discriminating in picking his chums and MATES – –

And he’s indeed much prone to socialize more with his ILOCANO TOWNMATES,

First and foremost of all, is Brod JUDGE REY ALHAMBRA, who’s handsomest among those MANILA MAGISTRATES!

I doff my hat to our BELOVED DEPARTED BROD who’s a GEOLOGY WHIZ…

Even planned to work here in our country to share his brilliant EXPERTISE…

But as I was some sort of a DUTERTE LOYALIST and SUPPORTER – –

We’d debate on matters of the STATE and about some BUREAUCRATIC MATTER,

And I’d feel that I’m not much an expert in politics, as my brain would go  PITTER-PATTER!

Eternal rest be granted unto one of our most venerable BRODS…

‘Twas good,  was among those who migrated to the US, amidst those usual paternal/maternal PRODS;

Loving and caring parents who’d want their scion to zoom into PROSPERITY – –

The enticement to catch the AMERICAN dream was truly strong back in the 70s,

And I’m glad to learn through my quick research that BROD GEORGE, is truly one of our FRAT’S BIGGIES!

REST IN HEAVEN INDEED, BROD GEORGE SO PEACEFULLY…

AS WE’LL STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS UNTO GEORGE’S SOUL, WHO’S A FRIEND AND PI-O MEMBER, AND A VASTLY TRUE BIGGIE!

FUN RHYME NO. 373: THE NEW MANILA BAY BEACH

Much talk has been said about the new MANILA BAY BEACH…

A lot has been complaining, even with the ranting of a BITCH;

They say that the rehabilitation  project is so UNTIMELY – –

As though there’s no time anymore for cleaning this bay which got so very STINKY!

It has always been shown that the minority is so NOISY…

They would always want to object and would put up an instant RALLY;

Perhaps they have been so enamored with the foul smell of the BAY – –

As they want indeed the STATUS QUO; the rubbish with the dirty CLAY!

As we must and have to jump up the COUNTRY’s ECONOMY …

And we really have to prepare for the impending NORMALCY;

International or local tourism has to be drummed up and PROMOTED – –

Even the locals, I am sure would want to see the beach with their breath truly so BATED!

AMAZING indeed is the best description for this new MANILA BAY…

I’d even propose that entrants be assessed a nominal FEE for them to PAY;

They can touch and clump the dolomite sand unto their very HANDS – –

With that they’ll realize that it is not as powdery, that could make the wind dust their GLANCE!

The reason for the rehabilitation is so clear and white as SNOW…

It is for a wondrous scenic view that would make tourists be awed with so much COO, and no BOO;

For with the famous MANILA BAY SUNSET  when the SUN is gloriously SETTING – –

The ambiance and view of the white sand, would surely amazed those tourist who’d come here JETTING!

Those talks about the dangerous features of the DOLOMITE ROCK…

It sure is BALONEY, as those protesters just want to plant a feeling of FEAR and WRATH;

For no one I am sure will be wallowing into the crushed DOLOMITE SAND – –

It really is for the view that would surely break the COVID gloom and turn it into FUN!

SPEECH OF INTRODUCTION AS GUEST OF HONOR AND SPEAKER DELIVERED BY ATTY WALTER T YOUNG OF LT GEN CIRILITO E. SOBEJANA IN THE 21st ANNIVERSARY OF PHIL-KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL DAY

GOOD MORNING ONCE AGAIN!

Our GUEST OF HONOR and SPEAKER for today’s commemoration is a MAN OF HONOR and a MAN OF VALOR. He is also considered as one of our country’s living heroes for his heroic combat exploits.

He is a Lieutenant General and is the 62nd and  incumbent Chief of the Philippine Army and an esteemed  recipient of the Philippines’ highest military award for courage.

He served as commander of the AFP Western Mindanao Command from June 2019 to August 2020. He served as the former commander of the 6th Infantry Division in 2018, and the Joint Task Force-Sulu in 2017. He was the first Filipino chief of staff of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in 2013 to 2014.

He is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1987. He finished his Command and General Staff course at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College and underwent the Executive Course on National Security Administration at the National Defense College of the Philippines. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is a fellow on corporate governance.

Our guest of honor and speaker is Ranger-trainedSpecial Forces-qualified, a proficient paratrooper and a skilled scuba diver. He trained in Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense in Sweden and is a graduate of the Operations Research Systems Analysis course at the US Army Logistics Management College in Fort LeeVirginia, USA. He completed the Advance Security Cooperation course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in HonoluluHawaii.

He has been a company and battalion commander of Scout Ranger units. He was once Commandant of the Ranger School and Commander of the Civil-Military Operations Group of the Philippine Army. He has other various billets which would require a very long enumeration.

[Deputy Operations and Training Officer of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment, Head of the Plans, Policies and Materiel Development Division of the Army Support Command, Chief of the Firepower Division at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, J4, Armed Forces of the PhilippinesExecutive Officer of the Army Resource Management Office, and the Deputy Chief to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, G7, Philippine Army. He was deployed under the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNMISET) as a military observer in 2003 until 2004. He rose through the ranks until he commanded the 602nd Infantry Brigade of the 6th Infantry Division, the Joint Task Force Sulu, the 6th Infantry Division in May 2018, and the AFP Western Mindanao Command in June 2019.]

Now as regards our guest speaker’s highest military award for courage; he was THEN a newly minted Captain in 1995 assigned with the FIRST SCOUT RANGER COMPANY of the PHILIPPINE ARMY, when the platoon he was leading engaged a group of 20 Abu Sayyaf insurgents in Isabela, Basilan. The Abu Sayyaf reinforced their forces as the insurgents were within their bailiwick, until our guest of honor’s platoon was facing approximately 150 enemies. After 2 hours of fierce fire-fight with the insurgents, he sustained two bullet wounds to his right forearm; a third bullet wrecked his rifle. His arm was almost severed; he had to bite his right thumb to keep the arm from falling off, as he kept on giving directions to his men. He then switched to firing left-handed while giving his men directions. The firefight ended after four hours, with the arrival of reinforcements from the SCOUT RANGER COMPANY, and with him being wounded, three more times.

He refused to have his arm amputated and underwent several surgical procedures in the United States. He underwent initial surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii; where he would ultimately spend 10 months therein, undergoing operations and reconstructive surgery. He was then transferred to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San AntonioTexas, where he underwent rehabilitation.

He recovered the use of his hand and arm and has remained in active service since then. For his heroic actions in this battle with the Abu Sayyaf insurgents, he was conferred the Medal of Valor in 1996.

Aside from the Medal of Valor, our guest of honor and speaker  is the recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Star, three (3) Distinguished Service Stars, the Gold Cross, two (2) Bronze Cross Medals, the Wounded Personnel Medal, several Military Merit Medals and Commendation Medals.

He was recognized as an Outstanding Philippine Soldier in the Combat Category in 1995. In February 1997, he was also awarded the PMA Cavalier Award, the highest recognition given by the PMA Alumni Association Incorporated to an alumnus who excels in his field. He received the Award of Excellence for Public Service from the Governor of his province, Negros Oriental, in 2012.

In February 2019, our guest of honor and speaker received the Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES) of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. as one of the 40 exceptional men and women who have set a worthy example for every Filipino to emulate. In May 2019, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bestowed him the Philippine Legion of Honor (Degree of Legionnaire), for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service rendered to the Philippine Government, particularly to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

He is happily married to Madame Edna Sobejana (née Iturriaga) with five children: Mae Suzanne, Mae Suzzette, Sheena Joy, Sean Jayson and Siegfried Joshua.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am most honored to present to you our GUEST OF HONOR and SPEAKER, the only military officer in the whole world who is authorized to render a left-hand salute, LIEUTENANT GENERAL CIRILITO E. SOBEJANA.

SPEECH DELIVERED BY ATTY WALTER T YOUNG IN BEHALF OF HIS 98 YEAR OLD DAD, MAJ MAXIMO P YOUNG, IN CELEBRATION OF THE 21st ANNIVERSARY OF THE PHILIPPINE KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL DAY

A pleasant good morning to all of you!

[ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ALL THE GUESTS]

Ladies and gentlemen!

I do not claim to know all the national anthems of the more than 190 countries in the world today.

But I know that in our beloved Philippine NATIONAL ANTHEM, the last phrase reads: “ANG MAMATAY NG DAHIL SA IYO…”, which in ENGLISH translates to: “TO DIE BECAUSE OF YOU”, and in the KOREAN Language: “NOE TTAEMUN-E JUGGI WIHAE…”

[To be pronounced as: NO TAYMUNI CHUCHI WHEEYEN]

Aside from that INTRIGUING phrase, the second stanza of our national anthem, also proudly chants as follows:

“Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Sa manlulupig,
Di ka pasisiil.”

Which second stanza, as translated into the ENGLISH language would read:

“Chosen Land,
You are the cradle of the brave,
To the conquerors
You shall never be oppressed.”

And in the KOREAN Language, it would translate to this:

“SEONTAEGDOEN TTANG, DANGSIN-EUN YONG-GAMHAN JAUI YOLAM-IBNIDA. JEONGBOGJADEUL-EGE DANGSIN-EUN GYEOLKO EOG-ABBADJI ANH-EOL GEOS-IBNIDA.”

[To be pronounced as: “SUN TEK DENG DANG”, “DANGSI-NEM”“YONG-GAMAN”“JAAY YORA MINDA”…

“CHANGBOK JAAY DE GE”…”DANGSI-NEM JULKO OG”“ABBACHI DA YU KEOS MINDA”]

The author of this national anthem of ours wrote the lyrics thereof in 1898.It was in fact played during the inauguration of the first Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 1898.

It can be said that in the subconscious minds of JOSE PALMA, who wrote the lyrics and JULIAN FELIPE who composed the music, is a reference to the oppression brought by the more than THREE (3) centuries of our country’s Spanish subjugation.

Clearly, the lyrics speak boldly about the oppression of our people during that bygone era.

However, in September of 1950, the fighting soldiers and men of the PEFTOK fought hard against a brutal oppression; against a bunch of rampaging conquerors who were  3,000 kilometers AWAY from our country, the PHILIPPINES.

And the fighting soldiers of PEFTOKfought hard, weathered the cold nights of sub-zero winters in that land,  and even facedDEATH,and DIED for SOUTH KOREA.

And we must be proud to know that the Philippines was the very first Asian country that answered the call for help which was echoed by the South Koreans during that urgent time of need.

This is the very reason why we are commemorating this day, the 21ST Anniversary of the KOREAN WAR VETERANS of the PHILIPPINES MEMORIAL DAY and the 46th Anniversary of the PEFTOK VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INC.

The fighting soldiers and men of PEFTOK treated the South Korean people as our very own people, as our brothers and sisters,  and South Korea as our very own nation.

Indeed, the deployment of the PEFTOK to the KOREAN War in September of 1950, is the paragon of supreme service to an allied nation and friend, supreme indeed, as the eventual cost is the supreme sacrifice of DEATH.

Thus, this day is also a celebration to commemorate the bestowal of honor to those who died in what has been regarded as the FORGOTTEN WAR. It may indeed be deemed as a FORGOTTEN WAR as it got eclipsed by both the more immense SECOND WORLD WAR  and the longer and costlier VIETNAM War.

But what has made the KOREAN War most peculiar is that in the VIETNAM War, the Philippines only sent a civic action contingent. On the other hand, the SECOND WORLD WAR, a war which was principally waged by the US and that we were drawn into it, being a commonwealth country affiliated with America THEN. But with respect to the KOREAN War,our entry into the KOREAN War was for a distinct reason.

It was our country’s pledge as was re-echoed by President ElpidioRivera Quirinowhen he delivered a trumpet call before the 10th Battalion Combat Team of the PEFTOKat a public rally held inside the Rizal Memorial Stadium on September 2, 1950. Ten (10) days thereafter, the 10th BCT of the PEFTOK sailed to KOREA and arrived in Busan on September 19, 1950. And that PLEDGE is written also in our national anthem, as it runs, before the INTRIGUING phrase which I earlier mentioned, as follows:

“Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi,

Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo.”

Which translates in ENGLISH to:

“It is our joy if there will be oppressors

To die because of you.”

And as translated into the KOREAN language, it would translate this way:

“EOG-ABJAGAISS-EUMYEONULIUIGIPPEUM-IBNIDA

DANGSINTTAEMUN-EJUGNEUNGEOS.”

[To be pronounced as: “OGAB JAGAAY” “IM YON OHYEE” “GIPPYUM IMNIDA” “TANGSING TAIMUNEE” “JUNGNEM GYON”]

For so many years now, we have been deluged by the continuing generosity of the South Korean government in terms of financial aid and donations as well, to the Philippine government particularly the grant and endowment to the military sector of cutting-edge military equipment and contraptions as well as aid to the PEFTOK. During this pandemic, various donations of face masks, testing kits and facilities, as well as goods and other personal protective equipment were made.

For a long time now, PEFTOK has embraced as its principal and core project for its veterans and their descendants, the scholarship program, which has now focused on the veterans’ 3rd level descendants.

And the South Korean government through its Korean Embassy has remained as the scholarship program’s  constant and principal benefactor. In fact, in our recent meeting with Colonel Bae through the significant initiatives of Ambassador Han, an offer was made for additional kinds of relief to tide the indigents among the veterans’ families over, from the oppressive financial effects of the pandemic.

This continuing act of generosity by the South Korean government I am sure will strike hard at the very core of this commemorative spirit, of today’s celebration.

For in helping the poor veterans’ descendants, we will be able to mold and turn them into significant and meaningful members of our society towards that elusive dream of a better Philippines. A better Philippines, at par perhaps with the progress and prosperity that the South Korean people has achieved and has been experiencing for years now.

Thank you so much and STAY SAFE!

SPEECH DELIVERED BY ATTY. WALTER T YOUNG, IN BEHALF OF HIS 98 YEAR OLD DAD, MAJ MAXIMO P YOUNG, IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR OUTBEAK

His Excellency Ambassador HAN DONG MAN, General FILEMON SANTOS Sir, Lieutenant General ERNESTO CAROLINA of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office;   Colonel BAE JUNG HOON, Military Attache to the Philippines; Chairman SHIM JAE SHIN, of the National Unification Advisory Committee; President LEE JONG SUB, of the Philippine Department of the Korean Veterans Association; President BYUN JAE HEUNG, of the United Korean Community Association; Major General NATHANIEL Y CASEM, of the Philippine Marine Corps; Vice Admiral GIOVANNI CARLO J BACORDO, of the Philippine Navy; Lieutenant General GILBERT I GAPAY of the Philippine Army; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!

I am going to be 98 years old on July 30 of this year. Thus, the strict IATF health protocols have prevented me from personally gracing this momentous affair, the 70th Anniversary of the KOREAN WAR outbreak. But more than those health protocols, my wife’s and my children’s prohibitions were all much stricter and far more stringent.

A pleasant and good morning to all of you.

In my continuous service through more than TWENTY-SEVEN (27) years as a member and Director, and now, as the current President of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea Veterans Association better known as the PEFTOK or PVAI;I have committed to myself, to always grace this affair, particularly the yearly commemoration of the KOREAN WAR outbreak.

I always want to be present in this yearly celebration most especially when I assumed the Presidency, as I always want to hear and see His Excellency, South Korean Ambassador HAN DONG MAN, who looks so debonair as he is so resplendently attired in our native barong Tagalog.

Not only does Ambassador HAN’s good looks and stately stature amaze me, but what has distinctively piqued my interest is that Ambassador HAN always delivers parts of his speech and sometimes, the whole of it, in our own Filipino language. And it is truly, truly endearing to hear a foreign ambassador speak our own national language impeccably.

But much more special, Ambassador HAN’s voice would become so delightful and admirable as he would usually advocate more Korean business in the Philippines. For indeed, he has been a virtual and aggressive promoter of our Philippine economy with his peculiar motto. A motto  that has reverberated in most of his speeches, urging the South Korean business people to INVEST, INVEST, INVEST in the Philippines.

It ought to be remembered that in one of the battles of the KOREAN WAR,  the Battle of Miudong which happened on November 11, 1950; I initially thought that we, I and my men, were all caught in a hopeless situation, as we were furtively ambushed and the firing of bullets from enemy lines rained unabated. The armored tank that I was in, got trapped into a trench as we passed a bend, in a hilly part of Syngue, bringing the front part of the tank somewhat burrowed into the depth of the trench. It made me unable thereby to efficiently fire the armored tank’s main gun, the cannon. I then used my periscope. And there I saw the enemy forces who  seem to be very ready or was then preparing to launch a push-forward assault as everyone of us got surprised and shocked with the heavy rain of fusillade. No one among us seemed confident to move, and not one was able to fire back at once, as they initially cowered to seek cover though I was much protected inside the tank. Thus, I got compelled to open the tank’s hatch, went out of the tank and grab the machine gun atop the tank’s turret. I fired the machine gun towards the enemy and with the continued firing, I felt that I brought much HOPE to my comrades-in-arms. They, my comrades-in-arms, then joined in firing shots towards the enemy and that battle was thereafter heralded as the FIRST BATTLE WON BY FILIPINO SOLDIERS IN A FOREIGN SOIL. There were 42 North Korean soldiers DEAD and another 100 NOKOR soldiers wounded, while all the other enemy forces fled. The Filipino side only suffered one mortality however – – my comrade-in-arms, the late Private ALIPIO SECILLANO.

Indeed, what I did during that battle which I felt brought HOPE to my fighting men, was when I went out of the tank and courageously fired back against the enemies.

Earlier on, I believe that it was sometime in December 2007, the then South Korean Ambassador, His Excellency, HONG JONG KI declared in one of our PEFTOK events that the South Korean government will exert their best and concerted efforts to make the Philippines at par with and on the same level or status as that of the South Korean economy by Year 2030. And that means TEN (10) more years of waiting.  I firmly believe however that this goal can be realized.

Truly, I feel that that goal originally nurtured by the former South Korean envoy, which has been similarly nurtured by Ambassador HAN is attainable.

THIS HAS  BROUGHT HOPE TO US, FILIPINOS, TO FEEL THAT SOMEDAY SOON, WE WILL HAVE A VIBRANT ECONOMY THAT WE’LL ALL BE PROUD OF, PERHAPS EVEN NOT AS VIBRANT AS THAT OF SOUTH KOREA.

I say this, as I have been told and as it has been reliably reported too that if not for this corona virus pandemic, the Philippines would easily be able by Year 2022 notch an “A” credit rating. This credit rating is one among the varied standard measures of evaluating the economic status of a country making it a favorable prospect for investors, which could without doubt lead towards our country’s vibrant economic growth.

This was actually confirmed by the FITCH SOLUTIONS INC. which do regular FITCH RATINGS and I learned too that prior to the pandemic, the Philippines garnered a “BBB” credit rating. This “BBB” rating was reinstated as of May 2020 by reason of the fiscal and monetary reforms done by our government and the economic management thrust cranked in into all aspects of governance during the pandemic.

It is noteworthy too, that the CEOWORLD magazine, flaunted as the world’s leading business magazine headquartered in New York, USA ranked the Philippines as Number 7 (with SINGAPORE on TOP) in a feature written by Dr. Emily Pidgeon, PhD entitled TEN BEST COUNTRIES TO INVEST IN POST-COVID-19.

Truly so, it has been reported that structural reforms and sound economic management over the years have provided our country the Philippines, with monetary and fiscal space to safeguard lives and support livelihoods at these critical times brought by the pandemic. As has been said: “HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.”

And now I feel that the pessimism, the negative thinking, the gloom and doom which this PANDEMIC has brought into this world must now be briskly changed into HOPEFUL ASPIRATION into a BETTER FUTURE for all of US. With the grace of Our Lord Almighty God, this I believe will all come to pass. As was written by a poet:

“Because the bad times

Will not be forever

So don’t worry all your time away

So you can learn for the times ahead…”

We in the PEFTOK, wish to take this opportunity to formally thank the South Korean government for the continuing help and support which they have consistently shown and demonstrated as aid to our PEFTOK veterans.

Just recently, PEFTOK received a donation of FIFTY THOUSAND (50,000) pieces of N-95 protective face masks which were eventually farmed out and distributed to our PEFTOK veterans and their descendants all over the country.

Once again thank you SOUTH KOREA. And this donation of face masks, indeed is an explicit and vivid sign that South Korea truly CARES and SHARES for our PEFTOK veterans and their descendants.

Before I end this message, I still feel much pride until today that even in a very small measure, I was able to help the SOUTH KOREAN government recover the lands earlier occupied by enemy forces when the KOREAN WAR erupted. Most importantly, the South Koreans were able to win back their freedom and democracy.

On the part of my courageous comrades-in-arms, my fellow PEFTOKERS, I still also  feel much pride to hear the late General Douglas MacArthur, who was the Supreme Commander of the United Nations forces in the KOREAN War then, as he lauded us, our own Filipino soldiers, when he made the following utterance after the triumph scored by the UN forces in the historic BATTLE OF YULTONG in the final phase of the KOREAN WAR: “GIVE ME TEN THOUSAND FILIPINO SOLDIERS, AND I WILL CONQUER THE WORLD.”

Thank you very much and once again, good morning, GOD BLESS US ALL and STAY SAFE!