Many want to connect to Sen. Coco Pimentel, among them are agrarian beneficiaries of Basey, Samar
Truly, I ached to see senator Coco Pimentel when he visited Tacloban HUC and Palo, Leyte last August 5. I simply couldn’t leave my prior schedule with some agrarian farmer-beneficiaries who were making a follow-up to some concerns raised during the July 25, 2012 CARP Orientation Seminar held at the barangay hall of Old San Agustin (Bariwon), Basey, Samar under the auspices of the Department of Agrarian Reform, with the assistance of Baktas Kabub’wason Rural Workers Association thru Baktas president Teodorico D. Porbus and secretary Marlou D. Palo, both among the nearly 5,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries listed for CARP-covered lands in Basey. Firstly, it would have been my first time to see him in person after my family and relatives campaigned for him and voted him to office. Secondly, I personally wanted to ask him about his present stand as a candidate for senator again now that he insists that he cannot be in the same senatorial slate where ex-sen. Miguel Zubiri is running. Surely, his own followers wish to know early about his final decision thru humble men like this representation behind QN. Anyway, a belated news conveyed to me has said that he really cannot stand together with Migz in a campaign. Well, just for a recall, I worked for PDP-Laban thru the efforts of my former boss – Agustin “Gus” Cerro Arnaiz – in a later crusade against the Marcos Dictatorship, because, like Gus, I believed in the leadership of Nene Pimentel who would later become a ninong of my elder son, Niño, in a nuptial with pharmacist Gay Oliva. When Nene’s bar topnotcher son ran for the senate, I and our family and relatives saw a continuation of our hope for the continued triumph of the causes which Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel himself spearheaded. When finally Coco sat and began speaking and legislating as a senator, we were comforted, and inspired. It also happens that Sen. Coco Pimentel banners some of the principles which many nationalistic Filipinos advocate and which I hold on to steadfastly. In spite of my failure to see Coco in person, I have assured his followers among the ARBs in Basey that we wil try to reach him through his office in the Senate. We will send letters and resolutions, I assured them. And, they cheered. It was a cheer Marlou himself couldn’t forget. Marlou also wants to see our idol senator in person.
My first cousin in the United States emailed me the following joke which I wish to share with QN followers:
‘Doctors from the following countries made testimonials regarding their break through in medicine;
‘Israel : “we are so advanced that we cut off a man’s testicles; we put them into another man, and in 6 weeks he is looking for work.”
‘German : “That’s nothing, we take part of the brain out of a person; we put it into another person’s head, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work.”
‘Russian: “That’s nothing either. We take out half of the heart from a person; we put it into another person’s chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.”
‘America: “my colleagues, you are way behind from us…in the USA, about 3 years ago, we grabbed a person from Kenya with no brains, no heart, and no balls…we made him President of the United States, and now… the whole country is looking for work.”’
After the devastating rains and flooding that left thousands victims in Metro Manila and other low-lying areas in Luzon, here comes this solacing advisory from the Bureau of Internal Revenue via its Premyo Sa Resibo (PSR) progrram: “There is always sunshine after the rain. Maging matatag mga kaibigan. Itutuloy po namin ang P10,000 draw… para makatulong sa inyo. Ingat po.” Before this text message that appeared in my cellular phone, 9777 or PSR sent me these contact numbers: Emergency Hotlines..NDRRMC:9111406. PNP-117. Red Cross:143. MMDA: 236. DPWH:3043713. PAGASA:4338526. BFP:7295166. DOTC:7890 or 09198848484. These numbers must have reached the celfons of flood victims, and those who were helping the government, the media, and non-government organizations respond to problems, needs and concerns in the area that were being flooded particularly between August 7 and 9. Last Aug. 6, BIR’s PSR posted this: “Simula nanaman ng bagong countdown para sa next P1million draw. Ang taong nauna sumali, mas maraming chance makasali ulit….” Well, for the information of BIR and all, since I joined this promo program, I haven’t yet won a single prize, yet, because I support PSR, I keep on sending entries. I do hope and pray that next week and in the next one million peso draw, I will already win. God willing!
My Globe SIM has gotten the following message which I may soon make use of: “Send an important text even if you’re out of load! Glober Emergency Text Service lets you borrow 3 texts to Globe/TM valid for 1 day + P1 load. Just register by texting GTSOS to 3733. P4.00 will automatically be deducted upon your next reload. An added service brought to you by MyRewards MyGlobe.” I’m not sure if Smart and other Globe subscribers or users have a similar offer coming out in their celfon screens. Relatedly, last Aug. 8, at 7:27 a.m., Globe sent me this text message: “FREE 80 texts + 5mins worth of calls, all to Globe/TM and valid for 1day by simply loading a total of P160 from Aug8-13. May load ka na that you can use anyway you want, may bonus calls and texts pa! Sulit di ba? Kaya load na and expect your reward within 5days. This is a free advisory. R 121a-5” As for my case, I still have until tomorrow (Aug. 13) to load up to P160, in order to enjoy this advertisement. My only problem up to this time is the sender Globe numbers do not give exact replies to clarificatory questions on these ads. The replies are always off-tangent.
‘The struggle of the proletariat and the revolutionary people to change the world comprises the fulfilment of the following tasks: to change the objective world and, at the same time, their own subjective world—to change their cognitive ability and change the relations between the subjective and the objective world. Such a change has already come about in one part of the globe, in the Soviet Union. There the people are pushing forward this process of change. The people of China and the rest of the world either are going through, or will go through, such a process. And the objective world which is to be changed also includes all the opponents of change, who, in order to be changed, must go through a stage of compulsion before they can enter the stage of voluntary, conscious change. The epoch of world communism will be reached when all mankind voluntarily and consciously changes itself and the world.’ – Mao Tse Tung
By: Chito Dela Torre
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