Friday, March 4, 2016

T-Shirt Para sa Kalayaan



We launched the “Adopt a Volunteer” program wherein partners can directly sponsor the logistical requirements of the volunteers such as their transportation fare (the transportation fares may vary depending on the location and mode of transportation) from their respective provinces to the province of Palawan; food and water for 30 days (P3,000.00 which is computed at 100 per day) and the rent of the sea vessel (lancha) that will be chartered to bring the volunteers to the Kalayaan Island Group from mainland Palawan (P7,000 per volunteer). We also launched the “T-Shirt Para sa Kalayaan” wherein Kalayaan ATIN ITO (KAI) round neck t-shirts can be bought online at P370.00 each and KAI polo shirts at P600.00 each with free delivery.  Another program is the “Piso para sa Kalayaan” wherein cash donations will be sent to the RCBC Savings Bank with account name WWW.PILIPINO.ORG.PH INC – 75900074610, Smart Money 5299-9412-9109 or Globe GCash 0917-312-8804.

We believe that not all of us have the material time to join the youth in Palawan but supporting us through financial assistance is equally important to accomplish this historical patriotic mission that we all want to be part. 




SAVE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, SAVE THE PHILIPPINES



Our group Kalayaan ATIN ITO with more than ten thousand Filipino youth volunteers is actively engaging our fellow Filipinos to participate in calling for the adherence of all claimant countries to the peaceful and legal resolution of the dispute at the Spratly Islands. Last December 2015, some of the volunteers conducted a peaceful patriotic voyage at the Pag-Asa Island, Municipality of Kalayaan, Palawan calling all parties for the adherence to international law to peacefully and legally resolve the dispute.

Through this patriotic voyage, we were able to draw the attention of the international community to the pressing issue at the West Philippine Sea and the Filipino people realized the need to unite for this national fight.  We saw with our own eyes that we have lost to China the heart of the Kalayaan Island Group Municipality through their triangle militarized zone from Fiery Cross Reef to Subi Reef and Mischief Reef. Inside this triangle, are the other military bases that China has built.

Today it became impossible for our Armed Forces to pass through this triangle as we have experienced when our Philippine Navy tried to tail us but passed through a route outside this triangle and this was admitted by the Armed Forces. Our fishermen too cannot fish in this fishing grounds. In fact, in the entire West Philippine Sea, we have lost its value as a fishing ground to China.

While at Pag-Asa island, the seat of our Kalayaan Municipality, everyday Chinese Coast Guard patrol ship with bow number 46708 patrolled the shores of our island even inside the 12 nautical miles’ territorial water. Also, almost every day, Chinese Coastguard helicopter patrolled the shores of the Pag-Asa island too close that we were able to record it on video through a low tech mobile phone. This acts blatantly violates our sovereignty and clearly disregarded international law that is supposed to rule the sea. 

China is walking the talk when it declared that it will not heed to whatever will be the result of the ongoing arbitration and will continue to militarize the West Philippine Sea and do whatever they want because they claim that it belongs to them. 

China is using the covert intent to control the 5trillon dollars trade that passes the South China Sea annually and the exploitation of minerals and natural gas deposits at Reed Bank and other areas at the West Philippine Sea to cover their real intention. These are just collateral gains.



Building a secured military storage for their weapons of mass destruction (WOMD) is the greater evil in the militarization of the West Philippine Sea. It will become impossible for any opposing military power to destroy these facilities once their weapons of mass destructions are stored in these facilities without destroying Palawan and other Luzon and Mindanao islands that are within the blast zone of any type of WOMD. Currently, Cuarteron Reef, another artificial island China has built inside our Extended Continental Shelf is now in its final phase in the installation of High Frequency Radar that will complete Chinese control of the entire South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea.

Palawan is just 135 nautical miles away from Mischief Reef which is being developed by China as submarine harbor and at least 700 nautical miles away from China, way too far to be damaged by the blast of weapons of mass destructions from their militarized zone.

True enough, on February 18, 2016, the United States and Taiwan reported that China had deployed missiles to Woody Island, part of the Paracels chain and China confirmed that it has indeed weapons on the disputed island in the South China Sea. Next will be the deployment of China’s weapons of mass destruction at their artificial islands inside our EEZ at the Kalayaan Island Group Municipality. 


The volunteers believe that until the whole world will agree to resolve the dispute legally and peacefully based on international law, there will be danger of arms confrontation between claimant countries which the world will not need.  

Thus, the youth volunteers composed mostly of college students representing every province that came from State and private Colleges and Universities in the 81 provinces nationwide will conduct another peaceful patriotic voyage for the whole month of April 2016 at the Kalayaan Island Group.
The patriotic voyage is a “bayanihan” project wherein all citizens are expected to participate as this fight against the evil project of China does not concern only the Filipino people but the entire humanity including the peace loving Chinese people. 

By bringing the volunteers to the heart of the problem at the West Philippine Sea, the volunteers will serve as credible messengers about this actual invasion by China and through forums and symposiums, we will be able to encourage and inspire the country to unite and take a stand as a nation to protect our sovereign rights. For only when we are united as a nation will we have the right to ask help from the international community.

At present, we are in the process of enlisting partners to help us raise the logistical requirements of the volunteers from the different provinces.


We launched the “Adopt a Volunteer” program wherein partners can directly sponsor the logistical requirements of the volunteers such as their transportation fare (the transportation fares may vary depending on the location and mode of transportation) from their respective provinces to the province of Palawan; food and water for 30 days (P3,000.00 which is computed at 100 per day) and the rent of the sea vessel (lancha) that will be chartered to bring the volunteers to the Kalayaan Island Group from mainland Palawan (P7,000 per volunteer). We also launched the “T-Shirt Para sa Kalayaan” wherein Kalayaan ATIN ITO (KAI) round neck t-shirts can be bought online at P370.00 each and KAI polo shirts at P600.00 each with free delivery.  Another program is the “Piso para sa Kalayaan” wherein cash donations will be sent to the RCBC Savings Bank with account name WWW.PILIPINO.ORG.PH INC – 75900074610, Smart Money 5299-9412-9109 or Globe GCash 0917-312-8804.


We believe that not all of us have the material time to join the youth in Palawan but supporting us through financial assistance is equally important to accomplish this historical patriotic mission that we all want to be part.

Maraming salamat po at Mabuhay Kayo!
KALAYAAN ATIN ITO

Friday, September 25, 2015

Where is the Haiyan donations?

"70 thousand totally damage and 30 thousand for partially damages" DSWD secretary Dinkee Soliman stressed out during a national television interview.

She is talking about the distribution of fund to the Haiyan victims last Nov. 8 2013, approximately 400 billion dollars fund was donated to the Philippines from different countries, this is about more than 40 trillion pesos. It is a huge fund to count but a huge count of Filipino people also asking where is the money?

As we all know almost all parts of Western Visayas was almost totally damage by the typhoon particularly in Tacloban ang Leyte provinces, way back after almost 3 years I am one of those person who is part of historic devastation I still feel the pain looking at our house in just few seconds vanished by the typhoon and I have nothing to do and I cant stop my tears during that time. All memories from my childhood is on that house and its gone just by the winds.

After typhoon I seek help not for myself but for my neighborhood and relatives and I am still thankful for those people who help me achieve my intentions to give care and love for those victim people who really in needs during that time. 4 times I distributed a relief goods through the effort of my friends all over the world (cash donations, medical assistance, canned goods blankets food water etc...) proud to say I give first emergency assistance to my neighborhood before the help of the local government came after 2 weeks. READ MY ARTICLE HERE

I'm writing this article because I want you to know my dear readers all over the world that our small place in Leyte Philippines, approximately 90 percent suffer the totally damage while 10 percent on partially damages to their houses. But sad to say almost 10 percent of residence in our place who received the Emergency Shelter Assistance fund. People get angry and always ask me to help them because they believe that I can help in any way .

Another questions,  according to Secretary Soliman 70 thousand for totally damage while 30 thousand to partially damage but worst thing happen is when the funds came, only 30 thousand for totally damage and 10 thousand for partially damage, WHAT HAPPENED? and they also give guidelines that for those victims that houses located at 40 meter no build zone cannot received the funds and they are just wait for the next announcement, this is the reason why people get angry. 

 I send tweet to DSWD Manila and Tacloban to do an investigation about this matter, and also our parish priest ask our local government if where is the fund? I heard a lot of incident regarding ESA, people rallying and some other Brgy officials received death threats because of this fund. National poll is fast approaching I hope this fund will not be used for vote buying. This fund is for Filipino people not for the corrupt politicians. Honestly speaking my house was totally damage during typhoon but I did not receive even a single centavo from billions of funds mentioned.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Simple blogger accidentally meet the US Economist

Last week I was in Tacloban city for important matters, Ive meet an American guy He sat beside me and He start asking me about the typhoon Yolanda, He ask me if where I am during the typhoon, and I told him that I am in our place somewhere here in Leyte and I told Him that I am one of those survivors of the devastated typhoon.. I told Him the full details during that day,

The night before the typhoon comes I decide and tell my grandma and my neighbors for a massive evacuation because the super typhoon is had super strong winds, and yes they did.
 I was monitoring untill 11:00 in the evening when I woke up at around 2:00 in the morning I heard a very different noise came from any other bugs its my first time to hear that kind of noise. In the morning the winds is so strong I send multiple messages to all my friends and relatives in my mobile phone warn them to stay where the are because typhoons already landfall.

I give the full details to a guy his name anyway is eric same name with my brother. I told him that the morning I was running to my neighbors house bring only my wallet and important documents. We are staying at the back of toliets wall the roofs house starts flying anywhere, children is crying and also ladies crying and we pray. I ask God is this the end of the world? I saw my house start falls down roofs fly anywhere I cant stop my tears I really cry and in my mind is my mother all memories of my mother is in our old house.
I also look up in the sky and rainfalls to my mouth but I noticed that its not an ordinary rain it was salty. Yes the rain that falls is not came from the clouds its came from the sea.

I told Eric after typhoon I was checking all our villages It almost 100 percent totally damage I take pictures all over our place. I was thinking what will happen the next days? What do we eat? a lots of questions in my mind that needs answers. I need to do something we need help. I told to my villagers that we create a help sign, But most of them busy cleaning and pick a piece of their house. No mobile networks, no electricity no banks open in town no money transfer establishments open. We are hopeless.. I told eric that I go nearest city the Cebu city I ask help and when I got home I bring relief goods to my villagers and everybody starts surviving from hunger. Eric ask me if how about our Brgy Captain? I told him the truth that our brgy captain is happy because He had a lot of coconut and trees to cut and sell to Cebu Islands because that is his business selling lumbers and captain did not do something to help His constituents.

I also told Eric that I help do my best effort and connections to help to our villagers and by Gods grace trough my effort three times that I distributed relief goods to my villager. I also volunteer for a medical mission held in our brgy by the good people came from Japan and  Manila. There are about 400 patients that I assist the whole day and we distributed about 800 packs of relief goods for about 8 brgys.

Eric ask me if what about the local Government what they do? I told him that after a few weeks the relief goods from the locl government came but I tell him the truth and say sorry from the word that the rice they distributed to us is a very smelly rice and its been stocked for how many years. I also forgot to tell Eric that government also distribute a canned goods that the can was full of dust and it was already deformed, government also give us a potato a rotten potato and also ginger lot of sacks of ginger but its already rotten also and very smelly even dogs never wanted to smell it.

I also told Eric that I am a Filipino but I say sorry because of what other Filipinos did to our countrymen especially those corrupt politicians. I also told him that I heard the news when I was in Cebu City that lot of countries donated money for the typhoon victims billions of dollars. And sad to say we never receive even a single centavo from the government. I really told to Eric sorry for what happen and I personally Thanks to him for all the help that they did to our country. Eric told me that they bring lots of rice a good quality of rice and they distributed it to Samar and Tacloban. Eric showed me his book His own book He discuss me about the contents of his book He told me that he came to Tacloban City at the year 1981 (I was not born that time) They do a lot of projects during that time biogas, etc that helps develop the City. He told me that He also showed that book to Municipal Mayor of Tacloban Mr. Rumualdez.

Before we ended up our conversation Eric and I changing calling cards I am interested to meet him again. I dont know if he wants to hehehe. I told him about this blog of mine and He wants to visit this when He had a time hopefully He read this article, When I was alone I check His calling card I've Noticed that Sir Eric is not just an ordinary person He is a consultant and Economist and working at USAID. When I google about usaid I am happy and I hope that Eric might be the way to help to my villagers.  USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.