By: Elena Grace Flores
The placement of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the South China Sea can easily support its presence for missions such as law enforcement, or search and rescue when needed. Coast Guard vessels are surely less provocative than warships and confrontations between them and Chinese ships cannot trigger much military escalation. The U.S. Coast Guard cutters are careful in intercepting Chinese civilian vessels may it be fishing boats or others to avoid being accused of human rights violations.
As reported in the link below: Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, director of operations for U.S. Pacific Command, recently pointed out, it is highly unlikely that an interaction between military vessels sparks a conflict in the South China Sea. Civilian vessels, however, are another story. Montgomery said, “My worst maritime experiences have been with fishing boats. … The highest risk is associated with non-military vessels.” Compounding this risk, any action taken by the U.S. Coast Guard towards Chinese civilians would be a propaganda victory for the Chinese government, cementing their claims of American aggression.
Therefore the U.S. resorted to training and equipping the coast guards of their regional partners. The United States has worked with the Philippines in 2015 via the U.S. Navy training operation Exercise Balikatan in 2016, and the training of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force for expeditionary warfare. Also in Vietnam last month, President Obama acknowledged the importance of the Vietnamese Coast Guard in their area of responsibility and assured them that the United States would continue to give training on maritime law enforcement to improve their capabilities to perform their duties in the South China Sea.
By: Elena Grace Flores
David Barno and Nora Bensahel laid has urged the United States government to officially announce their stand in the South China Sea dispute – with the intention of easing China’s aggressiveness in showing their sovereignty over territories beyond their own. They believe that the U.S. Coast Guard should be more visible in the disputed region.
Unclear coast guard roles can trigger China’s undermining international policies – as displayed through their actions displaying commercial and coast guard-like vessels to strongly mark their claim. Civilian mariners are threatened by China’s
boarding civilian vessels, confiscating goods, and detaining crews just to show their ownership of the area.
These coast guard activities by China if not apprehended by the super powers could lead to its ignoring the laws of the seas – and therefore, they can freely enjoy the benefits of sovereignty in the highlighted areas regardless of its validity – despite the Philippines’ pending arbitral case with them. Therefore, the U.S.’s duty in leading its allies into resolving the issue is very crucial to preserving peace. So, let it be known to them that the super powers will be ready to defend the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Read through this pro and anti Binay debate and see interesting views about money and poverty:
Frank Galarrita: Binay is not good as a President, malabo
Frank Galarrita: But what are 256, are these good for the present?
Frank Galarrita: Elena, you have your bill of rights, nasa iyo iyan but remember that you have a country
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: That’s why i’m pro Binay for the poor.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Who will now take care of the 256 provinces neglected by Pnoy? Frank Galarrita
Frank Galarrita: Ngayon Elena, sa constitution ba ay meron na POOR?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Show me what you’ve done to help the poor and maybe you get some respect.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: What a question. Be real Frank Galarrita
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: People are dying of poverty everyday.
Frank Galarrita: Elena, there is nothing there that the people must be poor, show me
Frank Galarrita: In the statement of our constitution, it always say the people and nothing more adjective either a poor or rich
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: The Binays took good care of people. Kaya kahit gaano nyong siraan, Binay pa rin kami.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Priority ni Binay education, healthcare and livelihood next foreign relations, national security and ancestral domains.
Frank Galarrita: Matutupad kaya sa isang mentality na corrupt Elena?
Frank Galarrita: Ang corrupt sa palagay mo Elena ay concern sa economy?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Well ganyan din sa 2010 pero sya pa rin naging vp Frank Galarrita
Frank Galarrita: Naging VP si Binay yes, pero gawa ng pera, very unfair really
Frank Galarrita: Binay is a lawyer pero he is stepping the line, is that a good leader?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Corruption is in the system. SOP or nakaw? Pag walang SOP, wala kang projects meaning wala kang nagawa Frank Galarrita: http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2015/07/sop-o-nakaw-debate-ng-good-governance-group-creator-at-direct-government-contractor-para-sa-alegasyon-ng-gobyerno-kay-binays/
Frank Galarrita: Ang kay Binay ay puro project lamang at in future tense, ngayon ang tanong, magagawa kaya iyan sa isang kurakot?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay just followed rights and laws pero pinamukha sa propaganda na sya ang di sumunod.
Frank Galarrita: Hindi kasi ang judiciary na ang may sabi, a branch of the government
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Bakit maayos ang lagay ng mga mamamayan nya kung kurakot si Binay? Common sense.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: A branch of govt influenced by a Liberal president
Frank Galarrita: Remember that there are only three branches of the government, the legislative, the judiciary and the executive. Ang judiciary ay di na kailangan for election kasi di sila selected officials.
Frank Galarrita: You are accusing only the judiciary na pede sila hawakan ng ibang branch, you are wrong with that, nonsense
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Frank Galarrita: Elena, you have no understanding of what is a government, palpak
Frank Galarrita: You have to understanding na may inter independent at may power ang bawat branch, they can not be intimidated
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Supreme court is co equal with executive ofc so they should have followed SC unless we go on chacha for parliamentary or federalism
Frank Galarrita: You are totally wrong and under the mercy of chismiz, nonsense
Frank Galarrita: Mongering is a crime, you know that· 1
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Just practicing human rights under democratic laws
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Innocense is not an excuse frank the sheep
Frank Galarrita: Human rights has nothing in the constitution
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Tell that to the UN
Frank Galarrita: Philippines is not democratic form of governance but a Republic
Frank Galarrita: Republic means all about laws
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Are we still having democracy or dancing chacha now?
Frank Galarrita: While Democracy means mob rules
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Frank study more and apply it
Frank Galarrita: As I have to explain again that the Philippines is not a democratic form of governance but a Republic
Elena Grace Giangan: Flores Don’t twist words
Frank Galarrita: Twist because you dont understand of what is a Philippines
Frank Galarrita: Philippines is your country the only one
Elena Grace Giangan Flores Republic follows democratic system
Frank Galarrita: Nope, read well the form of governance
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Of course which farm are you from sheep?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Seems like you dont know laws of the land
Frank Galarrita: Think about what Benjamin Franklin explained to the public of what is a Republic
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Better yet hoow we live
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Cant you see plight of the poor?
Frank Galarrita: The Philippines patterned their governance in similarity to the United States of America, the best country on earth
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Now going to Benjamin
Frank Galarrita: So do you think Binay is representing the Republic?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: How about Magsaysay for the poor?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay follows the law of the land as a lawyer
Frank Galarrita: Forget about Magsaysay, he was already dead long time
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He represents the masses
Frank Galarrita: You must think about the present and future Elena, we are not dead, are you?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Stay with the masses
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Will die for the masses
Frank Galarrita: Elena is just confused of what is a country
Frank Galarrita: Yeah but Magsaysay was long time dead
Frank Galarrita: We are for the present and future tense Elena
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Follow Magsaysay’s virtue and you will be loved
Frank Galarrita: Elena, so you think that your breath is a past or present?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Live in the present first Frank Galarrita
Frank Galarrita: Can we exhale in past tense Elena?
Frank Galarrita: So what is yours, past, present or future tense?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Forget the past or you will miss the future Frank Galarrita
Frank Galarrita: Do we have to survive in past tense?
Frank Galarrita: Well, past tense of Binay was all corruptions.correct?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Nope
Frank Galarrita: Forget the past, you mean a Republic has no past tense?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He wont be popular if he was
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He’s the most trusted
Frank Galarrita: So you think that the country has no past, therefore has no plans for advancement?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He’s a threat to Liberal
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He will fight for our rights
Frank Galarrita: So the liberal has no past tense?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Only Binay knows how to improve Phils for the better
Frank Galarrita: so where do you exist Elena? no tense at all?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Present
Frank Galarrita: Elena, how can Binay improve the Philippines without tense?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Who cares about the past? When it’s gone
Frank Galarrita: Yeah, the present but can a present be done without the Past?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Look at the life in Makati and 256 sister provinces
Frank Galarrita: How do you do a blue print Elena?
Frank Galarrita: So those were past in 256?
Frank Galarrita: and the future also?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Do you know that Makati supported more than 256 LGUs – The city government of Makati has been establishing ties with local governments from the time that Vice President Binay was the Mayor to foster sharing of best practices and economic and social assistance with each other.
Makati offers assistance that would enhance the literacy rate of students from sister LGUs, such as computer units and books. Mayor Binay has announced that qualified students from sister LGUs will be given scholarship at the Makati Science High School upon the completion of its new building. He said that qualified students will also be given a stipend and accommodation inside the school campus.
“Constituents of our sister LGUs can also avail of medical services offered by Ospital ng Makati,” before until Pena took over against the people’s will!
Sister LGUs of Makati are: Cordillera Autonomous Region – Bucay, Bangued, Bucloc, Manabo, Pilar, Sallapadan, Tineg, San Isidro and Villaviciosa of Abra; Flora and Pudtol of Apayao; Atok, Baguio City, Bakun, Itogon, Kabayan, Kapangan, La Trinidad and Mankayan of Benguet; Banaue and Hungduan of Ifugao; Tabuk of Kalinga; and Bauko and Tadian of Mountain Province.
From Region I – Sta. Cruz and Sta. Lucia of Ilocos Sur; Laoag City and Solsona of Ilocos Norte; Agoo, Bauang, Burgos, Naguilian and Sudipen of La Union; and Alaminos City, Asingan, Burgos, Labrador, Mangaldan, Natividad, Rosales, San Carlos City, San Fabian, Sto. Tomas, Tayug and Villasis of Pangasinan.
Region II – Baggao, Enrile, Gonzaga, Iguig, Lasam, Peñablanca and Tuguegarao City of Cagayan; Cauayan City, Palanan, San Guillermo and San Pablo of Isabela; and Solano of Nueva Vizcaya.
Region III – Dilasag and Maria Aurora of Aurora; Samal of Bataan; Gen. M. Natividad, Licab, Nampicuan, Sto. Domingo and Talugtug of Nueva Ecija; Masantol, Minalin and Sto. Tomas of Pampanga; Capas, Gerona, Anao and Victoria of Tarlac; and Cabangan, Masinloc, Palauig and San Felipe of Zambales.
Region IV-A – Lobo, Mabini, Malvar and San Juan of Batangas; Gen. Trias, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Rosario and Trece Martires of Cavite; Famy, Luisiana, Lumban, Pakil, San Pedro, Pila, Paete, Victoria and Magdalena of Laguna; Alabat, Atimonan, Buenavista, Calauag, General Luna, General Nakar, Infanta, Panukulan, Pitogo, Quezon, Mauban, San Narciso and Tayabas of Quezon; and Cardona, Taytay and San Mateo of Rizal.
Region IV-B – Sta. Cruz and Torrijos of Marinduque; Aborlan, Quezon and Roxas of Palawan; and Alcantara, Bonton, Concepcion, Corcuera, Looc, Magdiwang, San Andres and San Fernando of Romblon.
Region V – Jovellar, Libon and Sto. Domingo of Albay; Basud, Talisay, Jose Panganiban, San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Sta. Elena of Camarines Norte; Balatan, Bula, Cabusao, Calabanga, Canaman, Caramoan, Del Gallego, Gainza, Goa, Libmanan, Nabua, Pili, Siruma and Tigaon of Camarines Sur; Bato and Pandan of Catanduanes; Aroroy, Dimasalang, Milagros and San Pascual of Masbate; and Gubat and Sorsogon City of Sorsogon.
Region VI – Makato, Malay and Nabas of Aklan; Bugasong, Libertad, Pandan, San Jose de Buenavista, Sebaste and Tibiao of Antique; Cuartero, Dao and Dumarao of Capiz; Ajuy, Carles, Dumangas, Estancia, Guimbal, Iloilo City, Janiuay, New Lucena, Pavia, Pototan, San Miguel, Tigbauan and Tubungan of Iloilo; and Himamaylan, Murcia and Silay City of Negros Occidental.
Region VII – Batuan, Carmen, Cortes, Danao, Duero, Getafe, Jagna, Loay, Pilar, Sagbayan, Tagbilaran City and Ubay of Bohol; and Bantayan, Carmen, Compostela, Dalaguete, Liloan, Poro and San Fernando of Cebu.
Region VIII – Almeria, Biliran Province, Caibiran and Kawayan of Biliran; Guiuan, Hernani and Llorente of Eastern Samar; Alang-alang, Barugo, Burauen, Calubian, Dulag, Hindang, Julita, MacArthur, Mayorga, Palompon, Pastrana, Tabontabon, Tanauan and Tolosa of Leyte; Zumarraga of Samar; and Pintuyan and Saint Bernard of Southern Leyte.
CARAGA – Buenavista of Agusan del Norte; San Francisco of Agusan del Sur; Sison and Pilar of Surigao del Norte; and Cantilan, Lianga, Cagwait and Tandag of Surigao del Sur. Region IX – Katipunan and Siayan of Zamboanga del Norte; Dumalinao of Zamboanga del Sur; and Tungawan of Zamboanga Sibugay.
Region X – Baungon, Kadingilan, Kalilangan and Valencia City of Bukidnon; Baroy of Lanao del Norte; Ditsa-an Ramain and Marawi City of Lanao del Sur; Calamba and Oroquieta City of Misamis Occidental; and Balingoan and Initao of Misamis Oriental.
Region XI – Compostela of Compostela Province; Digos City of Davao del Sur; and Mati City of Davao Oriental. Region XII – Maitum and Glan of Sarangani; Lebak and Kalamansig of Sultan Kudarat; and Tantangan of South Cotabato.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Until Junjun was replaced by the Liberal Pena
Frank Galarrita: Whoops, copy and paste
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Sure not invented
Frank Galarrita: and how about the motive of Pena who is not happy with the 256?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Blue print? ask an architect
Frank Galarrita: I mean blue print is always a past
Frank Galarrita: there is no good present without the past
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Ask Pena then – Makati residents hated him
Frank Galarrita: as blue print is always a past
Frank Galarrita: Well, if he is hated, how many of them?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Go back to school if you want to learn past and present tense
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Most of us here in Makati except Mercado’s men
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He is giving Mercado a new job
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He fired all the contract workers and replaced with his own
Frank Galarrita: How about the past Mayor Yabut, why he was kicked out that was unconstituional
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He stopped supporting and contracts with LUG sister provinces when there’s a valid contract as per the country’s mandate
Frank Galarrita: Ano pala ang kasalanan ni Yabut noon?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores Ob are you a relative of Yabut Frank?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: That’s why you hated BInay?
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Frank Galarrita No but I followed the story
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I only look at the present situation – no time to go back to Yabut. What happened to him? Not elected by the people?
Frank Galarrita: Your statement must be why the Ombudsman has to sue Binay
Frank Galarrita: Why Elena, the ombudsman?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: What?
Frank Galarrita: Yabut was officially elected but taken over by Binay for no reason at all.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: What about the ombudsman?
Frank Galarrita: Why the ombudsman, why they have to investigate?
Elena Grace Giangan: Flores Ask Pnoy
Frank Galarrita: do you understand of what is ombudsman Elena?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: A little but you can explain to others if you wish
Frank Galarrita: so what is your understanding about ombudsman Elena?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I only know that Conchita is bias
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: She thinks she’s popular in social media
Frank Galarrita: Don’t you know Elena, that the Sandigan bayan was created during the Marcos era? Very ironic right?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: What about it?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Marcos made the Philippines rich
Frank Galarrita: Ombudsman Elena is a prosecutor in preparation for a case.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: We were exporting rice during his time
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Ninoy destroyed his reputation through media propaganda
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Do you know that Ninoy and Marcos were frat brod?
Frank Galarrita: Ironically, Marcos was the one who created the anti government corruption, laughable indeed
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: And when Ninoy was in the US with no money, it was Marcos sending him money
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Ninoy not only suffering from a heart bypass but also troubled marriage with Cory
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: The rumor was, it was Cory’s relation who masterminded the assasination of Ninoy.
Elena Grace Giangan Flore: That is why most Cojuangco’s are against Pnoy
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Peping supported Binay.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Maybe
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Pnoy only do his interests
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He is only using media propaganda same as his father to destroy Binay.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: What else can you charge a good man in politics?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Only corruption because the system of our government allows that
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Overpricing Debate: SOP o Nakaw?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I am not against people accusing others that’s for sure – I look at who can help the poor better
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Been doing charity for a long time. I understand why there are lots of poor people
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Poverty is a mentality that’s why I like Binay’s educational system
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He does not want the poor to be mangmang forever
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay also is on healthcare because the driver of our economy is our health
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Healthy people can have a healthy government.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay also implemented livelihood programs through cooperatives and small businesses
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: When these 3 basic needs are answered, health, education and livelihood, we are ready to defend our country to the fullest of our ability
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Today’s technology does not require us to have lots of money to be equipped with arms
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Must condition the minds of the people and military first
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: When military people are confident that their family will be taken cared of, the braver they become
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Yes but for those who knew Binay, money was never an issue. Every time he created a project, he will find supporters or financers first
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: He has the diskarte. Do you think that all the money they are talking about are from taxes?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: We already ran out of tax money to DAP and PDAF
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay’s support system from the private sector is great – he attracted investors and they are willing to fund projects because it will make the place in order and productive.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Panong di na get frank? Ikaw naman tong nagtatago?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I appreciate you givingme the chance to explain Binay’s side
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I am not a lawyer but learned a lot during my stint as investigative international journalist in the past
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Whatever I say are facts. I am noted for that.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: That’s why retirement comes easy at a young age. No need to work my ass off
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I wanted to impart my knowledge to my countrymen how I got out of poverty
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: And I saw the system of Binay how he brought out his people from poverty
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: No one can intimidate a Filipino if he lives in a country he can be proud of
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Stop Poverty. Vote only for Binay.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: I am a true voter District 1 of Makati – how about you Frank Galarrita?
Frank Galarrita: The understanding of their rights only, healthy enough
Frank Galarrita: Yeah, what are those goodies if deluted with corruptions?
Frank Galarrita: So you think that oil and water can be mixed?
Frank Galarrita: Elena, but think first of the recipe of the 3 basic needs, it always hit the treasury
Frank Galarrita: How can a treasury be filled with corruptions?
Frank Galarrita: All basic needs must have to do with money, think about that
Frank Galarrita: Again, you have to focus your money
Frank Galarrita: How can a country be run without a treasury?
Frank Galarrita: A treasury that is run by a corrupt?
Frank Galarrita: So how much you think the division of the budget, how much for example for the AFP?
Frank Galarrita: LOL, grabe, how about the ombudman?
Frank Galarrita: Ang ibig mo palang sabihin na iyung reklamo ng ombudsman ay bale wala pala, na kahit may kurakot ay yayaman pa rin ang bansa?
Frank Galarrita: Di talaga na get ni Elena kung ano ang bansa
Frank Galarrita: Ang pagka kurakot pala ng isang katiwala ng bansa ay makapag bigay ng budget?
Frank Galarrita: Think about the budget of the education na 45 %, ang kurakot ay meron?
Frank Galarrita Nope, nothing to explain
Frank Galarrita: example na lamang, ang security guard sa isang warehouse ay makapag tiwalaan ba na ligtas ang iyung inventory kung siyay magnanakaw?
Frank Galarrita: kalokohan talaga ano po?
Frank Galarrita: Ito na lamang, ang bangko na mandaraya ay nakakasiguro ka na ang deposito mo ay nariyan pa?
Frank Galarrita: Isa pa, ang isang insurance na nagbabayad ka nang premium buwan buwan ay nakakasiguro ka na safe ka sa mga aksidente?
Frank Galarrita: Ka simple na explaination at bakit di pa rin naintidihan kung ano ang status mo sa pagka Filipino/na
Frank Galarrita: Stop talaga, meaning walang pag asa
Frank Galarrita Voting is a sacred
Frank Galarrita di dapat i show off mo ang pag boto
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Sorry nagpapicture apo ko hehe
Frank Galarrita: Sacred ang boto, isa rin na di naintidihan ng mga tao
Frank Galarrita: Iyang boto ay iyun din ang rights mo na naka surrender sa isang tiwala mong kandidato kaya sagrado iyan
Elena Grace Giangan: Flores Yes true, so vote wisely. Don’t just believe media propaganda
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Frank Galarrita: Para bang bride iyan na pinasa mo sa isang tao na maging asawa ng anak mo, sentimental indeed
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: True – iluwa mo man like Pnoy voters – wait ka pa hanggang ma annul
Frank Galarrita: dapat kasi iyan ang karapatan mo, your life
Elena Grace Giangan Flores True again – so kilalanin ang kandidato – kung sino maninira yon ang masama. Law of nature yon
Frank Galarrita: Iyang accusation kay Pnoy ay desperate moves lamang, we are only listening to those who lose
Frank Galarrita: What it means, that the losers are whining with no respect with laws
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Yes, stop throwing mud just wait for election
Frank Galarrita: Para bang natalo sa basketball tapos reklamo pa rin, a game is not a game without a loser, very explainable
Frank Galarrita: Ang election ay nariyan para may pangulo tayo, there must be a winner and a loser
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Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Sure win or lose – just play a fair fight
Frank Galarrita: Kapag puro reklamo na lamang, wala tayong pangulo kaya wala rin tayong gobiyerno
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Exactly so let’s wait and see – thank you nice debating with you
Frank Galarrita: Kaya nga, pero not Binay kasi siguradong ayaw na ng tao, huwag makulit pero ganoon pa man, there must be an election to fullfill our constitution
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Binay pa rin
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Bayaan mo na kung sino ang gusto ng tao kung fair ka
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Sasagot lang kami pag inaapi si Binay.
Frank Galarrita That is your rights, but remember that you are not only the people, you have to respect their will and voting is always a secret and sacred
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Tama na ang panloloko sa madla gamit ang propaganda.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Tell it to yourself frank. Between us, I have more credibility because you can see my face.
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: The sheep cannot vote for all you know
Frank Galarrita: Yeah, but to hear from you sounds like pang loloko
Frank Galarrita: It depends
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Oh if intelligent loko? Do you think it’s fair?
Frank Galarrita: Just remember that all living things have spirit therefore have a sense of something
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Yes, let’s pray and let the holy spirit guide us
Frank Galarrita: Just be thankful that we are alive, voting is nothing once you die
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Exactly – play a fair election and we will see each other again in eternity
Frank Galarrit:a Reincarnation could be better but who knows, perhaps you reincarnate as a sheep
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: No problem if that’s my destiny
Frank Galarrita: We have no clue of what is life after death, is there any election?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Evidence: http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2015/07/amlcs-evidence-against-binay-is-bias-with-julia-abad-as-executive-director/
AMLC’s Evidence Against Binay is Bias with Julia Abad as Executive Director -…
Frank Galarrita: Better for a Muslim as they can have 72 virgins in heaven but how about the women, what?
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Just do good and you will not be afraid if you live or die
Frank Galarrita: Well, election is only good if you still alive
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Whatever happens on earth is also manifesting in heaven
Elena Grace Giangan Flores: Only you do not suffer the weaknesses of the body – no pain or any negative feelings
Well, it’s your choice in 2016!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Majority of the casualties of MH17 are Dutch at 193 people. 42 were Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12, Indonesians, 10 Britons, 4 Germans, 4 Belgians, 3 Filipinos, one American, a South African/ UK dual citizen, Canadian and New Zealander according to CBC News.
“We know that there are Russians who are leaders of the separatists. Some, not all. Some. And we know that the Russians have armed the separatists, trained the separatists, support the separatists, and have, to date, not publicly called on the separatists to stand down or to be part of the solution. … Because of Russia’s linkage to these separatists, they have a greater ability to exert influence and we need Russia to become part of the solution, not part of the problem.” – John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State
The out pour of commentaries from prominent world leaders is definitely giving pressure to the Russian government. Very sad as it may seem, world leaders are united in giving justice to the victims and perhaps closure to their surviving loved ones. This is one kind of tragedy that is hard to get over with – but hoping that the affected will be healed in time!
By: Elena Grace Flores
ECONOMIC SURVEY for Casimiro Village Phase 3 Multipurpose Cooperative
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
a. Proposed Name: Casimiro Village Phase 3 Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CV3MC)
b. Type of Cooperative: Multi-purpose Cooperative
c. Field of Membership: Residential/members are residing or working in Casimiro Village Phase 3
d. Address of Cooperative: Block 1, Lot 10, Macopa St., Casimiro Village Phase 3, BF International, Las Pinas City
e. No. of Original Member: 20 Cooperators
f. Projected Increase in Membership for the:
1st Year : Additional 10 members
2nd Year: Additional 10 members
3rd Year: Additional 20 members
II. PURPOSE OF THE COOPERATIVE:
A. General Purpose:
1. Generate funding to invest in service facilities for the members’ quality of life
2. Manage these service facilities to sustain the upgraded lifestyle of the village
B. Secondary Purposes:
1. Offer a credit facility to Casimiro Village Phase 3 Homeowners through CV3 Homeowners Association to fund future special projects that would allow progressive living to the community especially those who are financially burdened.
2. Coordinate with the government for joint projects that would provide or promote safety, good health, security and prosperity to the general community
C. Proposed Business Activities (State goods/products/services to be offered by the proposed cooperative:
1. Generation of Funds
2. Pay Parking Facilities
3. Improve Basket Ball Court or construct a Covered Court for sports and other activities
4. Club House Facility and Amenities (party, seminar or meeting venues)
III. ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS:
a. Are there any other entities (such as cooperatives) within your proposed area that offer the same goods/services offered by your proposed cooperative? If so, state how many and what is the total volume of business they generate.
There’s no other cooperative in the village or nearby that is helping CV3. There’s shortage in the pay parking areas in the community that creates friction among neighbors. There’s no such facility yet that ever existed inside the village aside from the one reserved for. Most drivers just park at public places at first come first served basis which is also causing an eye sore to the community. Repair of public areas like roads and walls were funded by some of the homeowners because others can’t afford or not willing. Therefore the need to make investments for this purpose so that all homeowners can benefit from the public facilities and the contributors will not be forever burdened.
b. How many employees and where will the cooperative get the personnel required to administer business operation of the cooperative
The General Manager, treasurer and secretary will render voluntary services without compensation. 2 parking/collection staff are needed in a shifting basis for one parking facility – unemployed or out of school youth above the age of 21 in nearby CAA community can fill in these posts
c. What machineries/equipment will be required for the business operation of the cooperative?
1. CCTV for Security
d. Do the officers/employees/members need any special training for the business operations of the cooperative? If so, what?
1. Customer Service Training
2. Understanding the Cooperative System Training
e. Given the present situation in your proposed area, explain how the proposed cooperative will succeed in its operations.
The great need for the planned facilities is already there. The existence of the cooperative that will be funding and managing these projects will be more efficient when its legally recognized. Investments can be officially recorded and credited to worthy investors in due time thus protecting the interests of both officers and contributors.
IV. FINANCIAL ASPECTS:
a. Where and how will the cooperative obtain its operating capital? State whether contributions/loans/donations/grants.
Capital will be contributed by the members but a developer who is also a member will initially fund the major construction plans on a revenue – sharing basis. Capital is mainly from contributions.
b. How much may the cooperative earn during the first year of business operation? Projected gross revenue is 30,000 Pesos per month. Operational expenses will be at 15,000 Pesos per month. 30% of the projected 15,000 Pesos net revenue per month: 22,500 Pesos for the first year (5 months only until Dec 2014). The 70% of the net revenue will be returned to the financer.
c. In its second Year? 54,000 Pesos
d. Third Year? 108,000 Pesos (doubled ifor the 2 phases of parking facilities)
e. How much will the Cooperative require for its operating expenses in the First Year?
First Year? _______15,000 Pesos per month X 5 = Php 75000
Second Year? _______15,000 Pesos per month X 12 = Php 180,000
Third Year? _______20,000 Pesos per month X 12 = Php 240,000
f. Does the Cooperative intend to have capital investment? If so, state what capital investments and when such will be realized.
Capital investment will be needed for the 2nd phase of the pay parking facility. The cooperative will come up with 200,000 Pesos worth of investment for the bigger pay parking facility near the Club House area. This will be contributed by the members with some financial assistance from the member-developer.
V. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE:
a. Who will be designated to manage the day-to-day operations of the Cooperative?
The General Manager will be on top of the day to day management operations of the Cooperative together with the Treasurer and Secretary.
b. Will the members be required to deposit their services with the cooperative?
No but they are required to attend meetings, vote for future directions and participate in community activities.
c. How many persons will comprise the Board of Directors of the Cooperative?
5 active directors and total of 20 cooperators
d. What will be the role of the Board of Directors?
Conceptualize policies and evaluate their implementation.
e. Will the cooperative have an Audit Committee? __ YES
f. Will the Cooperative have a Credit Committee? __ YES
g. Will the Cooperative hire an Accountant/Bookkeeper?__ NO, a relative of a member who is an accountant volunteered to do it without cost
• Name of Accountant/ Bookkeeper
Epitacia A. Alvarez
h. What will be the proposed compensation of the following?
(1) Manager ____ Volunteer work with no compensation
(2) Accountant ____ Volunteer work with no compensation
(3) Clerks ____ The Treasurer and Secretary will handle clerical works
with no compensation
(4) Others ____ Transport, meals and miscellaneous expenses on official business will be reimbursed by the cooperative.
SUBMITTED BY: Elena Grace Flores
Remember that this is only a guideline; you may add, revise or omit items that are not applicable to your proposed cooperative. The CDA reserve the right to conduct an investigation into the proposed operations of the Cooperative. There is no need to submit project Financial Statements and Cash flow for three years.