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Puppy in Lieu of an Engagement Ring?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Puppy!
Puppy! (Photo credit: pretendtious)

Dog lovers will be thrilled to get engaged with another dog lover – using of course a puppy that symbolizes their love bind! Others would say that this is a stupid idea because a puppy is not a gift. It has to be nurtured – but so as love and relationships, right? Before getting into arguments, find out the 13 reasons why an engagement puppy is better than an engagement ring:

13 Reasons an Engagement Puppy Is Better Than an Engagement Ring

By:  Rachel W. Miller

We recently shared the top trends we’re hoping to see this engagement season; one of those was unique engagement gifts that aren’t necessarily rings. Like, say, an engagement puppy. Then I received the best picture and story from a friend of mine. http://lover.ly/read/wedding-planning/engagement-puppy-unique-engagement-proposal-ideas?utm_source=shine12-13-13puppies&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine12-13-13puppies


Taking care of a puppy together is actually a good test if the marriage will survive. You can never fake it with a pet. It can smell your intentions and affection. Getting an engagement pet if you’re not sure if your partner can tolerate your love for the animal is actually a good idea. Just make sure that if the pet will be tossed out together with you – that you will take the responsibility in taking care of it alone!

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They Don’t Know any Better – Philippine Disasters


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Poverty
Poverty (Photo credit: carlaarena)

There’s no one that I know of who did not do any helping for such highly publicized disasters in the Philippines. Everyone are doing something their own way to alleviate the sufferings of others but this is not enough. Despite the rising GDP statistics, the smell and sights of poverty are hard to ignore. If you haven’t noticed, click into Leoniza Morales’ Poverty Matters blog. As we all know, most of us can only afford to spare some relief donations or temporary solutions to the immediate problems. It was a blessing knowing what other sectors are doing to hopefully formulate a long-term solution to poverty. Read this:

Success is for those who want it most

By: Joey Concepcion 

Christmas is fast approaching, and in a few days this year will end.  I must say that contrary to earlier expectations, it has been a very difficult year for many of our countrymen especially those hit by quite a number of calamities. While we always try to look at the bright side, it is but a reality to deal with the present challenges and help each other recover from the emotional and physical traumas brought about by these disasters. We see the outpouring of support to those affected and it is like seeing the spirit of Christmas happening a month earlier. http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/12/12/1267001/success-those-who-want-it-most


Based on their example, it will be necessary to allocate a government branch that can organize or empower groups of people to do the same. However, the leadership for this must be delegated to a government servant with ample authority, undisputed brilliance, effective communication skills, good connections to industries and undeniable sense of duty. Somebody who knows better than anyone else in this field and not fueled by political ambitions – because he or she will be leading a crusade to inspire people in poverty that they can get out of it if only they know better! Better in the sense that opportunities await them if only they will take that first step towards self-empowerment with the help of the government.

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Nobody Deserves to Live like This in the Philippines or Elsewhere


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By: Elena Grace Flores

propaganda
propaganda (Photo credit: twicepix)

The Philippines was once a victim of Political Propaganda in 1986 when a great leader was toppled amidst media persecutions over human rights violations that are left unfounded. Since then, these propagandists never wasted time in continuing their dirty work to amass more money and power. The news releases that the Philippine economy is better than ever is a hoax. The international media and overseas Filipinos can attest to that simply because they are bearing some burdens of their families back home. Nobody deserves to live like this story in the Philippines (and all they got is a “band aid” help):

Penniless man steals son from hospital morgue

By: Jose Rodel Clapano

MANILA, Philippines – A man who did not have the money to pay for his two-year-old son’s hospitalization stole his son’s body from the morgue of a hospital in Malabon Tuesday night.

Marlon de Leon was invited for questioning by the Manila Police District after he was seen carrying his son’s body, wrapped in a red cloth, in front of the Missionaries of Charity Home of Joy in Tayuman. http://www.philstar.com/metro/2013/12/12/1267009/penniless-man-steals-son-hospital-morgue


To my family, friends and the general public who cannot quite understand where I am coming from, please grant me my rights to justify my existence as a Filipino. Every time I hear such stories in the daily news, I am renewing my vow to do something about it in my own simple way – like documenting the sufferings of the less fortunate and urging the people in power to make a difference or let others do the responsibilities if they can’t. This I can do only in using my capacity as a Filipino blogger. I just can’t bear sleeping in a comfortable bed with a hot breakfast waiting when I awake – thinking that others are sleeping on the streets with an empty stomach. Please ignore this if you don’t like it but if you do, kindly join me in my quest in whatever way you can!

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Roxas’ Statement is Poor Taste


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Talakayan 2010
Talakayan 2010 (Photo credit: The Philippine Online Chronicles)

At the height of the Typhoon Yolanda disaster, no Filipino will be thinking anymore that the Mayor of Tacloban is Romualdez, the maiden surname of former first lady Imelda Marcos and the President is Aquino, surname of the late President Cory Aquino and her son who is the current president. Although it’s unbelievable that this statement was uttered in the disaster debriefing. Read about this statement by Mar Roxas that exhibits his poor taste:

WATCH: Mar telling Tacloban mayor ‘You are a Romualdez and the President is an Aquino’

By: www.philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – A video showing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas’ meeting with Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez surfaced in the video sharing site, YouTube, on Monday.

It was the same day that Romualdez appeared before the congressional oversight committee on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 at the Senate, where the mayor accused Roxas of playing politics at the height of the relief operations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. http://www.philstar.com/news-videos/2013/12/10/1266468/watch-mar-telling-tacloban-mayor-you-are-romualdez-and-president


Mar Roxas’ justification why he said that poor statement is even more devious. His sarcasm when telling the media that the mayor may not have a clear mind anymore because of the intensity of the damages – added to his already deteriorating image. He sounds like a gossiping sissy in a beauty parlor. Wondering if the rumor is true!
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Eulogy of President Obama for Nelson Mandela is for the Living

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

English: President Barack Obama welcomes Israe...

Nelson Mandela who passed away recently at 95 years old had lived long full years despite spending 30 years in prison. He has done exceptional things for Obama to call him the last great liberator of the 20th century. Many if not all of his achievements were geared towards fighting for human rights without violence. Read more:

Obama, in eulogy, calls Mandela ‘the last great liberator of the 20th century’

By:  Erin McClam

President Barack Obama challenged South Africa and the world on Tuesday to apply the immortal example of Nelson Mandela and lift children from poverty, spread freedom of belief and overcome inequality and cynicism. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/10/21846409-obama-in-eulogy-calls-mandela-the-last-great-liberator-of-the-20th-century?lite


It is really true that people are still persecuted for the wrong reasons – their love choice, the way they are, their religion and who they voted for. These are proofs that we are still far away from a civilized world. Civilized in the sense that we know the priorities in life – which is to love our neighbors and care for the welfare of others. Know the true meaning of your existence and when that happens, the sacrifices of democratic icons like Nelson Mandela will be justified.

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