Sama Nang Loob Ni Maeng

JUST FOR FUN BUT SO TRUE....ENJOY!

A friend named “Maeng Ni” posted this. Lahat ng sinabi niya nakakatuwa at totoo, kung OFW ka tiyak makakarelate ka.
Akala ng mga tao na nasa Pilipinas kapag nasa DUBAI ka akala nila madami ka ng pera ng langis. Ang totoo, madami kang utang, dahil credit card lahat ang gamit mo sa pagbili mo ng mga gamit mo. Kailangan mo gumamit ng credit card Kasi naubus na ang cash pinadala sa pinas, kase pag hindi ka nagpadala, iisipin nila nakalimutan mo na sila.Akala nila mayaman ka at marami kang pera kasi buwan-buwan libo-libo padala mo walang palya at kapag pumalya iisipin nila baka nagbisyo ka na o may sinusustentuhang iba. Hindi nila alam food allowance na lang ang natitira sayo at pag kinulang pa umuutang pa at lista muna sa malapit na bakala.Pag may okasyon sa pinas birthday, fiesta, anniversary, pasko, new year, at iba pa, padala ka agad panghanda sarap ng kainan nila, di nila alam ikaw tiyaga sa budget meal, kapsa, noodles o de lata at itlog na nakakabutlig na ng balat, hay naku!Akala ni Tatay, Nanay, Ate, Kuya, anak, mga pamangkin at iba pa namumulot ka ng pera sa Dubai kada may problema text kaagad, kumusta sa una sa bandang huli kelangan ng ng pera! Hay naku…nakaka-alergic na ang text sa roaming puro gastos…minsan padala ka pa ng load! Load mo nga utang pa Pana! Hay naku bakit ba nauso pa yan dagdag gastos lang talaga at pag di ka pa reply aawayin ka pa!Akala nila masarap maging OFW at tinatawag na bagong bayani….naku mas masarap pa yong nasa pinas na sa katas ni bagong bayani ay syang umaani! Utang sa DUBAI lalong dumarami.Akala nila masarap sa DUBAI di nila alam di ka na nga makauwi kasi roundtrip tiket kina-cash pa mapadala lang at ibayad sa utang. Akala nila sosyal ka na kulay ng buhok mo uso pa at naka-highlight pa, di nila alam buhok mo namumuti na sa stress at problema at pag minalas pa nalalagas pa!Akala nila masarap sa DUBAI kasi pag-uwi mo mestiso ka, maputi at mamula-mula ang balat mo, di nila alam babad ka sa opisina at kulong sa bahay mo dahil no choice ka, mga kapit bahay mo di mo kaano-ano, walang paki-alaman at kung lalabas ka sunog ang balat mo, init ng araw sobra!Akala nila mayaman ka na kase may kotse ka na. Di nila alam hulugan pa ito!Ang totoo, kapag hindi ka bumili ng kotse sa dubai maglalakad ka ng milya-milya sa ilalim ng init ng araw o kaya sa winter na kasama ang asawa mo dito sa dubai.. O kaya naman tiyaga kang mag –abang ng RTA Bus or Coaster na ubod ng babaho ng mga pasahero at pagbaba mo amoy putok ka na rin, grabe! Walang jeepney, tricycle o padyak sa dubai .. madami mga indianao, Bangladesh na driver na ubod ng baho. Pag minalas ka paskitani na taxi driver na rapist pa!
Akala nila masaya ka kase nagpadala ka ng picture mo sa Burj Al Arab, Desert Safari, mall of emirates, Atlantis, Al Mamzar Beach, at iba pang attractions. Ang totoo, kailangan mo ngumiti kase minsan minsan ka lang makakapicture para mapadala mo sa mga mahal mo sa buhay.
Akala nila malaki na ang kinikita mo kase dirham na sweldo mo. Ang totoo, medyo malaki pagpinalit mo ng peso, pero dirham din ang gastos mo sa dubai. Ibig sabihin ang dirham mong kinita sa presyong dirham mo din gagastusin. Ang P15.00 na sardinas sa Pilipinas AED3.00 sa Dubai , ang isang pakete ng sigarilyo sa pilipinas P40.00, saDubai AED 6.50, alangan namang puro cafeteria food ang kakainin mo aba mamatay ka sa highblood o heap nyan kasi nga umaapaw na sa mantika madumi pa! Mga kadiri , kaya lang pag naubusan ka ng pera no choice you have to take the risk .
Akala nila buhay milyonaryo ka na kase ang ganda ng bahay at kotse mo.nag pa-lypo kay calayan at nagparetoke kay vicky belo, Ang totoo nag loan ka lang sa Mashreq ,HSBC o CITIbank na huhulugan mo ng limang taon. Ibig sabihin, alipin ka ng bahay at kotse mo at ng luho mo at ng bansang ito !!kasi nga magloan ba naman dahil sa luho bwahahaha!
Madaming naghahangad na makarating sa Dubai. Lalo na mga nurses at mga medsec at eto pa pati cleaners, mahirap maging normal na manggagawa sa Pilipinas. Madalas pagod ka sa trabaho. Pag dating ng sweldo mo, kulang pa sa pagkain mo. Pero ganun din sa ibang bansa katulad lalo na kaya sa Dubai madaming outlet ng stress mo !kasi walang bawal!!! .Hindi ibig sabihin dirham na ang sweldo mo, yayaman ka na, kailangan mo ding magbanat ng buto para mabuhay ka sa ibang bansa.
Isang malaking sakripisyo ang pag alis mo sa bansang pinagsilangan at malungkot iwanan ang mga mahal mo sa buhay.Hindi pinupulotang pera dito o pinipitas o iniigib. Hindi ako naninira ng pangarap, gusto ko lang buksan ang bintana ng katotohanan.
Mahirap mangibang bayan…sino ba ang may kasalanan na iwan sariling bayan? Manilbihan sa dayuhan at malayo sa pamilya ay may kahirapan. Hangga’t may pinay DH na nangingibang bayan na simbolo ng ating kahirapan, kawawang bayan ni Juan patuloy na mapag-iiwanan.Kaya Juan iwan ka ng pera para sayo, para sa kinabukasan mo!

Molo, Iloilo City

By: Henry F. Funtecha, Ph.D. of The News Today

Molo, Iloilo: Its prominent place in history Although the town of Molo, which is now one of the districts of the city of Iloilo, is small in size when compared to other towns, it played a giant role in the history of the Philippines. Its area is only 4,205,600 square meters (Angayen 1970) but it served in various periods as Iloilo’s trade center, as “Athens of the Philippines” and as the birthplace of prominent leaders in the country’s history. Long before the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, Iloilo was already having a flourishing trade with the Chinese through Molo. Some of the Chinese traders eventually decided to settle down in the place and took local women as their wives. Thus, upon the arrival of the Spaniards, they found Molo already having a considerable number of Chinese inhabitants who were engaged in the buy-and-sell business. Today, the descendants of these early Chinese settlers can be found in such names as Consing, Ditching, Lacson, Layson, Locsin, Yulo and Yusay. On the part of the native Moleños, it can be found in family names like Mabilog, Mabaquiao, Mabunay, Macalalag, Magahum, Maluto and Mejica (Ibid).

In the second half of the 19th century, Molo earned the sobriquet “Athens of the Philippines” or center of learning. It was here that schools like the Instituto de Molo, Centro Escolar and Colegio de Santa Ana were established. Instituto de Molo was founded by Manuel Locsin while Centro Escolar was owned by the brothers Perfecto, Fernando and Felix Salas. Colegio de Santa Ana was an exclusive school for girls founded by the Avanceña sisters: Jovita, Ramona and Josefina. Some of the teachers in these schools were graduates of universities in Manila, Madrid in Spain, London in England and Paris, France.

Molo was also the birthplace of prominent personalities who played significant roles in the nation’s history. Among them were: Gregorio Araneta, the secretary of the Malolos Congress under the leadership of Emilio Aguinaldo; Gen. Aniceto Lacson, revolutionary leader and president of the independent cantonal government of Negros; Ramon Avanceña who became chief justice of the Supreme Court; Jose Zulueta who served as Iloilo’s representative in the Philippine Congress for twenty-one years; Raymundo Melliza, one of the leaders of the revolutionary movement against the Spaniards in Iloilo; and Esteban de la Rama, famous entrepreneur and owner of the De la Rama Steamship Co.

Other prominent individuals associated with Molo were: Gil Montilla, Francisco Villanueva, Jose Ma. Arroyo, Espiridion Guanco, Mariano Yulo, Gregorio Yulo, Mariano Arroyo, Jose Yulo Regalado, Angel Corteza, Pablo Araneta, Rodolfo Ganzon, Timoteo Consing, Perfecto Salas, Felicisimo Feria, Miguel Unson, and many more.
Speaking of famous persons, it must be noted that Molo was visited by the national hero, Jose Rizal, in August 1896 on his way to Manila from Dapitan. He saw the Molo Church which, according to him, was beautiful in both its external and internal features. He also admired the beauty of the house of Don Lucio Lacson found in front of the church. Don Lucio was the father of Gen. Aniceto Lacson who, together with Gen. Juan Araneta, was responsible in liberating Negros Occidental from the hands of the Spaniards and who, subsequently, became the head of the independent cantonal government of Negros.

Not to be ignored is the fact that Molo is where the most beautiful neo-classical Gothic church in the whole of Western Visayas is located. Viewed outside, the church is the dominant structure in Molo. Its twin belfries break the skyline and one can hear the tolling of its bells for kilometers. It is affectionately known as the “Women Church” because of the sixteen nearly life-sized images of female saints occupying the columns on either side of the church’s central aisle.

Getting old!

No option but to start wearing reading/computer eye glass. Something got to do with age? Too much time spent in the computer? Not only at work but also at home. It took me 2 weeks to decide which eye glass to pick.

More for Fun!

Laughter is the best medicine so I am sharing to you signs you could only find in the Philippines so enjoy. Some pictures are not for kids so parents be aware! This are all just for fun!


Funny signs from the net.

Baluarte Elementary School

100 years of molding the minds of Ilonggo youth and counting…
The first public elementary school in the country. It was over 100 years ago when Mejica established Baluarte Elementary School .

After working for big firms in Bacolod , Mejica returned to Iloilo in 1905 to establish a school for the children of his community.

To raise money for the school, he organized the residents into an association called “ Mga Baybayanon (coastal dwellers).” The association mobilized the civic spirit of the people of Molo who contributed money and labor to construct the school.

This was the first public school building put up in the Philippines under the American regime. The government did not start building schools until after the passage of the Gabaldon Act in 1907.

The “ nipa ” school started with an enrollment of 65 pupils, including some old folks.
In 1910, Mejica wrote a letter to the Municipal Council of Iloilo to purchase a lot for the school and for this purpose he donated fifty pesos.

The petition was granted . In a Municipal Council ordinance No. 241, dated Aug. 15, 1910 , the Council agreed to buy lots to be used as school site.
Part of the ordinance stated: “Sa ubus matalastas sang Konseho ang sulat ni Ginoong Mejica , sang ika 9 sa Agosto 1910, nga naga-panugyan nga baklun ang isa ka puna nga duta sa dalan Antigua, nayun sa baybay sang Parian , nga maayo bulugsukan sing isa ka eskuelahan ...” (In response to the letter of Mr. Mejica to the Council, dated August 9, 1910, the Council recommends the purchase of the lot to be used by the school.)

The ordinance added that the council formed a committee headed by President Abeto and City Council members Locsin and Hervias to facilitate the purchase of the lot for educational purpose.

The original owners of the lot sold their properties at very low prices.

From then on, the lot became the haven of education for the Ilonggos .

Since then Baluarte Elementary School transformed and grew into a bigger school accommodating more pupils not only from Molo but from other places.

Notably, Baluarte Elementary School has already produced a lot of famous and distinguished people, among them Senate President Franklin Drilon and the late Senator Rodolfo Ganzon.

Information from: http://www.thenewstoday.info/2005/03/08/features2.htm