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By Jomar samson

WELCOME TO US-GMA’S FASCIST RE-
GIME!
“We fght terrorism. It threat-
ens our sovereign, democratic, com-
passionate and decent way of life.
Therefore, in the fght against lawless
violence, we must uphold these val-
ues,” Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said
recently in her seventh State of the
been stricken with protests from human
rights activists before it was signed into
law on March 6. The ratifcation of the
Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007 will
create much more terror and havoc,
through immense human rights viola-
tions, in the entire Philippine citizenry.
Nevertheless, the fascist-imperialist
US-GMA regime neglected the tremen-
dous dissent of the people.
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Nation Address (SONA). However, her
statement deeply contrasts the human
rights situation in the passage of the
Anti-Terrorism Bill, renamed to mask
its horrendous provisions and to make
it sound more pleasing to the ears of
foreign dignitaries, into law on March
6 this year.
The Anti-Terrorism Bill (Senate
Bill No. 2137), whose principal author
was Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, has
On her seventh state of the nation Address, Gloria Macapa-
gal-Arroyo merely delivered a litany of her almost impossible
wishes. she spent most of her time talking about infrastructure
programs, as if it will have a direct impact on the lives of mil-
lions of hungry Filipinos. For that, many found the president’s
guarantees lacking.
Gma’s speech tackled mostly of her “achievements” which
she had not done directly, or she didn’t have any participation
at all. Put the case of the students who won in science and math
competitions abroad. Was she part of the triumph? Maybe she
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The CounCiL of Fraternities
and Sororities (cfs) has its new set of
ofcers as the ofce of the Student
Afairs conducted its annual election
on July 27.
Te executive Committee
consists of Allan Solis (phi lambda
upsilon, plu), Chairman; Rob
Gatchalian (beta kappa, bk), Vice
Chairman on Fraternity Afairs;
Marla Cruz (sigma epsilon phi, se-
phians), Vice Chairman on Sorority
Afairs; Chris Bullido (alpha phi
omega, apo), Secretary; Michael Pa-
cis (samahang ilocano, si), Treas-
urer; Faustino Mallillim (alpha
kappa rho, akrho), Auditor; Jef-
ferson dela Rosa (genuine ilocano,
gi), Auditor; and Ghie Arr Antonio
(full-blooded ilocano, fbi), his-
torian. Te Board of Directors who
completes the council is composed
of Policarpio Garcia for Community
By cyntril manglugay

The neW ofcers of Supreme
Student Government (ssg) and
Department of Student Govern-
ment (dsg) had their induction
rites at the Congregating Area on
June 29. Tis year’s induction rite
was themed “Student Leadership,
Making the big diference through
unity, harmony and commitment.”
Dr. Maria Consuelo V. Flora,
Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs (Vpaa) gave an opening re-
mark signaling the start of the
afair. Afterwards, tip President
elizabeth Q. Lahoz, challenged
the newly inducted ofcers, as she
delivered her inspirational talk.
“ssg, dsg is not just responsibil-
ity, it is commitment. So, i expect
more from you this year.”
Mary Ann Mendoza, last
year’s frst runner-up of tip idol,
showed her prowess in singing
as she rendered the song entitled
“Alone”. Mrs.Veronica Alfonso,
Director for Student Personnel
Services (sps) introduced the dsg
ofcers together with their advis-
ers. Te 50 dsg ofcers delivered
their oath of ofce, lead by engr.
Severino P. Pader, Vice President
for Administration and Student
Services (Vpass). engr. Cynthia C.
Llanes, Dean of College of engi-
neering and Architecture (dcea),
lead the oath of ofce for the SSG
ofcers. it was followed by a song
number from Almira Cercado.
Tis year’s ssg ofcers are:
John-John Solam (me-ie), Presi-
dent; John Albert e. engano (ce-
se), Vice-President; Vanessa nei-
lizzle G. Bacolcol (che), Secretary;
JR L. nebril (cbe), Treasurer; and
Felix C. Fulgar (ee), Auditor.
Former ssg President Christo-
The GuiDAnCe and Coun-
seling Center (gcc) administered
the frst Guidance Fair on July 12,
2007 at the congregating area.
Mrs. Veronica Alfonso, Vice
President for Student Personnel
Services (Vp-sps), delivered the
opening remarks of the program
and engr. Severino Pader, Vice
President for Administration and
Student Services (Vpass) followed
it with an inspirational talk. Te
ribbon cutting was led by Mrs.
Alfonso and Ms. Belen, head of
Guidance and Counseling Center,
as they formally open the fair.
Te event highlighted difer-
ent activities; one of them is “Dear
Guidance” which was promoted for
the students to write their problems
in life and to seek advice from the
counselors. Te program was also
packed with fun games such as
banana eating contest and statue
dance. To enliven the audience’s at-
tention, several intermission num-
bers were performed by the Talents
Guild, Student Assistants and ed-
ucation students, including irene
Cercado with her song “Hawak
Kamay.” By naty Jean ebay
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The newly elected SSG offcers during their oath taking. (from left) Dean Severino Pader; John-John Solam, President; John Albert Engaño, Vice Pres.; Vanessa Bacolcol, Sec.; JR Nebril,
Treas.; Felix Fulgar, Auditor; and Board members Jayson Jacob, Ronniel Andaya, Darwin Pascua, Juan Carlo Saracho, Jayson Arcillas alongside their adviser Engr. Jaypy Tenerife.
viRGiLio cAMoRAL, JR.
pher Santiago, welcomed the new
ofcers and inspired them to con-
tinue good work and service to the
institution and the students. Before
the afair ended, John-John Solam
delivered his acceptance speech.
“Being a[n] ssg President is not a
privilege. it is a commitment to
serve and provoke unity among the
ofcers and students. it is a matter
of chance, not a choice”.
engr. Ramon M. de Leon,
Vice President on human Re-
sources (Vphr) concluded the event
by giving his word of wisdom, fol-
lowed by the singing of the tip
hymn.
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CFS elects new ofcers
By dan arthur calaycay

“QueST FoR excellence…Dif-
ferent Students, Diferent organ-
izations, one Shared Goal!” was
the theme of this year’s student
membership drive, as diferent
academic and non-academic or-
ganizations, and fraternities gath-
ered at the Congregating Area
with their recruitment booths on
July 9-11.
Mrs. Veronica Alfonso (Di-
rector, Student Personnel Serv-
ices) introduced 40 organizations,
which participated at the activity
and invited students to join the
organizations, in her opening re-
marks.
Furthermore, diferent repre-
sentatives from each organization
performed to give entertainment
and to promote their respective
clubs. organization of industrial
engineering Students (orients)
won the frst place for the Booth
Competition. Junior Philippine
institute of Architects (jrpia)
bagged the second place, and
Mountaineering Club (mc) took
home the third slot.
Forty orgs
recruit
members
By Joemerlyn cabug-os

THE TEcHNoloGIcAl Institute
of the Philippines Teachers and
Employees organization (TIPTEO)
conducted a special election on
July 2 at the TIPTEO offce to fll up
vacant positions.
Before the snap election, an
induction of new offcers took
place on February in consideration
of the regular election on January.
The resignation of Mr. oliver Me-
rin, because of not fulflling certain
requirements as President, leaves
the slot for Presidency unoccu-
pied.
Benigno Faral from TIP-Mla
and Bernardino Alex from TIP-Qc
were chosen by the board of direc-
tors as candidates for President and
Vice-President. Benigno Faral was
a Math and Physics Faculty in TIP-
Mla and the incumbent TIPTEO sec-
retary while Bernardino Alex was
designated as Vice-President after
Rodel Encinares decided to resign
to look for a better working envi-
ronment.
There were 41 voters form
TIP-QC and fve from TIP-Mla, which
included faculty members and
employees. Among the members
of the commission on Elections
(COMELEC) were Rosario Sanchez
and Imelda cabiles from TIP-QC,
and Ronaldo corpuz and Gerardo
Malab from TIP-Mla. There were
only six votes for Mr. Faral and
40 for Mr. Alex, thus proclaiming
the new TIPTEO President and Vice-
President, Bernardino Alex and
Benigno Faral respectively. other
members of TIPTEO offcers were
composed of Segundondy Hip-
ulla (Treasurer), Rosario Sanchez
(Auditor), Gerardo Malab (Pub-
lic Relations offcer) and Imelda
cabiles (Sergeant at Arms). Jesus
Sarmiento, Alexander lugtu, Max-
imino Navarro, Angel Bonagua,
Emiliano Mancera and Ronaldo
corpuz are the members of the
Board of Directors.
“As the freshly appointed
TIPTEO President, I have set my two
main objectives while holding the
position. First is the proper man-
agement in improving our school
and the second is the unifcation
of the TIPTEO members as a whole,”
Mr. Alex said in an interview with
voicE.
TIPTEO proclaims new Pres, V-pres
By PJ eclevia
on JuLy 9-11, voicE had set up
its registration booth for the re-
cruitment of new stafers, at the
Congregating Area with other stu-
dent organizations. Freedom and
caricature walls were also posted
for everyone who wanted to express
their concerns and comment.
Te positions the aspirants ap-
plied for were writers, artist, layout
artist, and web moderator. Te ap-
six studes to enter Voice
cream of the crop
Alumna recognition
and involvement, Jhon Sentin for
Sports Activities, and Bryan Robe-
dillo for Academic Afairs, from tau
gamma phi, Delta sigma xi and sa-
mahang Visaya (sV) respectively.
Mrs. Sonia Penano said that the
objectives of cfs cover the endeavor
to unite and strengthen, to conduct
school and socio-civic programs, to
promote friendship and harmony,
and to develop unity among frater-
nities and sororities. She also added
that the principle of electing ofcers
is based on equality. Mrs. Renelyn
Belen, adviser of cfs said that all the
ofcers must be responsible in or-
der to obtain a peaceful community
among fraternities and sororities.
“We must be united in order
to fulfll our obligations as ofcers so
that we can promote peace and unity
in our respective group,” Solis said.
By Kwin tolentino
plicants took competitive examina-
tions and underwent series of inter-
views with the editorial board and
with the advisers.
out of hundreds who took
the examinations, only six students
were admitted to be part of the
voicE. Te new staf members are:
Martin Bandoles (fma iii), staf
artist; Dan escresa (ece iV), layout
artist; Sandra Laroco (educ-engl
i), photographer; and Marrah La-
gang (ie iii), Paul John Pederio (ce
i), and Jennylyn Reyes (lm ii) for
writers.
in line with the recruitment
of new staf, voicE has also its new
lineup for the editorial board.
Te new lineup of manage-
ment and art sections are as follows:
Dereck Castaneda (arch iV), Web
Moderator; erickson Piscano (it iii),
Assistant Web Moderator; Jess Gra-
nada (arch iV), Asst. Layout Art-
ist; Dennis Teodoro (me iV), Chief
Photographer; and Virgilio Camoral
(ece iV), Asst. Photographer.
Rose Ann Piad (mgmt iii) is
the new Circulations Manager and
Dan Calaycay (fma ii), Asst. Cir-
culations Manager.
Te section editors are Lovlie
Balorio (coe V), Literary editor;
naty Jean ebay (educ-engl ii),
Features editor; Allan Billones
(che iV), Sports editor; and Jomar
Samson (coe ii), news editor.
Remlee dela Cruz (fma iV), Man-
aging editor; Martin Valenzuela
(fma iii), Associate editor; and
ephraem Jerusalem (ece iV), edi-
tor-in-Chief, are the members of
the editorial board.
Engineer Felipe Diaz (former TIPQC Alumni Association President) recei ves a
certi ficate of appreciation from President Elizabeth Q. Lahoz, Ph.D., regarding the
“Professorial Chair Lecture” held on June 20, 2007 at the Seminar Room B.
viRGiLio cAMoRAL, JR.
ORIENTS captivated the students’ attention through artistic sense and bagged the Best
Booth award in culmination of the Organizational Membership Drive on July 11.
viRGiLio cAMoRAL, JR.
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Another glaring feature of the
enactment of this law is that it was
passed into law ahead of more im-
portant and urgent pieces of legisla-
tion such as the P125 wage increase
and the compensation bill for Mar-
cos human rights violations.
The [F]Law’s Terrorist Nature
Sen. Enrile, who has not been
repentant for his violation of human
rights during the Martial law, has
successfully forced a draconian meas-
ure that will tread on the civil and
political rights of the people. He had
effectively taken out the command of
his imperialist master GMA without a
whimper from any oppositionists in
the Senate, except for the active op-
position of Sen. Jamby Madrigal and
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
In reality, the whole title of the
HSA is: “AN ACT TO SECURE THE STATE
AND PROTECT OUR PEOPLE FROM TER-
RORISM.” The primary goal of this
law is to fght against what the au-
thors have vaguely-defned “terror-
ism.” In contrast, this law was really
just a license, given to the US-GMA
regime, to eliminate the anti-impe-
rialists and oppositionists.
Prior to the HSA, US President
George W. Bush had made the Pa-
triot Act of 2005 and the Military
commissions Act of 2006. He had
also dictated his “allies” in different
countries to create such laws to crush
the anti-imperialist struggle and for
him to control as many as possible.
Among the laws passed were in
Denmark, Spain, France, and other
countries “allied” to the US. Bush’s
systematic control of other states
through legislation of such vague
laws installs fascism and urges the
masses to continue their struggle for
national democracy.
colossal Human Rights
violations
The HSA clearly violates pro-
visions of the Bill of Rights in the
1987 Philippine constitution and
international human rights and hu-
manitarian law conferences. It also
contradicts the principles of democ-
racy and violates every Filipino citi-
zen’s civil rights, especially in re-
voking a person his right to undergo
the due process of the law.
As progressive and nationalist
organizations, which expresses their
extreme opposition to the govern-
ment, slowly deteriorates in number,
HSA tags these groups as “terrorist”
groups. Further, this law aims for
the state to thoroughly violate civil
rights, whereas stated in the consti-
tution: “The State shall encourage
non-governmental, community-
based, or sectoral organizations that
promote the welfare of the nation.”
(Sec. 23, Art. II) and “No law shall
be passed abridging the freedom
of speech, of expression, or of the
press, or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble and petition
the government for redress of griev-
ances.” (Sec. 4, Art. III).
Under the HSA, any suspected
“terrorist” will be restricted of all his
rights and may execute punishments
even if the person is still under inves-
tigation. Thus, HSA will keep every
Filipino’s mouth shut for their pro-
tests against the government. Even
without the declaration of Martial
law, the act suppresses the people’s
movement for national liberation
and democracy, and the opposition-
ists of the US-GMA regime.
Evasive, Dangerous Defnition
The act defnes terrorism as
“sowing and creating a condition
of widespread and extraordinary
fear and panic among the populace,
in order to coerce the government
to give in to an unlawful demand.”
Therefore, rallies or mobilizations
are considered by Arroyo as “desta-
bilization plots” and “conspiracies
to commit rebellion.” Further, mass
organizations are defned as those
“coercing the government to give
in to an unlawful demand.” Also,
workers strikes are categorized as
“terroristic” and deemed as an eco-
nomic sabotage.
There is hitherto no interna-
tionally accepted defnition of ter-
rorism. The term has been used by
the imperialist states and their allies
during the cold War era to demonize
and delegitimize national liberation
movements waging armed revolu-
tion against colonialism and neo-
colonization.
Revolutionary armed move-
ments like the communist Party
of the Philippines-New People’s
Army-National Democratic Front
(CPP-NPA-NDF) may now be tagged by
the Arroyo government as terrorist
organizations. Also in the verge of
being tagged as terrorists are what
the government call “communist
front organizations” or “enemies of
the state.” These include legal and
legitimate people’s organizations
that are already facing various forms
of harassment under the present
system long before the act was ap-
proved by GMA.
The act also provides for Justice
Secretary Raul Gonzales to easily
proscribe alleged “terrorist” organi-
zations before any Regional Trial
court (RTC) as stated in Section 17:
“Proscription of Terrorist organiza-
tions, Associations, or Group of Per-
sons. Any organization, association,
or group of person organized for the
purpose of engaging in terrorism…
upon application of the Department
of Justice before a competent Re-
gional Trial court…be declared as a
terrorist and outlawed…”
Moreover, an indefnite number
of alleged conspirators, accomplices
and or accessories and or accessories
associated to the commission of the
crime would be easily arrested and
detained. Members of an already
proscribed organization can be easi-
ly subjected to rigorous surveillance
and punitive sanctions as stated in
Section 7. This makes the law a bill
of attainder which criminalizes and
punishes individuals or groups on
the basis of guilt by association. It
violates Section 22, Article III of the
constitution which states that “No
ex post facto law or bill of attainder
be enacted.”
The Terror council
The formation of the Anti-
Terrorism council (ATC), who will
enact the provisions in HSA, is pro-
vided in Section 53 of the law. It
includes the Executive Secretary,
National Security Adviser, and the
secretaries of the Departments of
Justice, Defense, Foreign Affairs,
Interior and local Government,
and Finance. The National Intelli-
gence coordination Agency (NICA)
will serve as the ATC’s secretariat.
Several notorious agencies
under Arroyo’s cabinet, such as the
National Bureau of Investigation
(NBI), Intelligence Service of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines
(ISAFP), and the Philippine National
Police (PNP), will also serve as sup-
port agencies of the ATC.
Majority of the members of
the ATC are part of the villainous
cabinet for the GMA’s administra-
tion’s security, the cabinet over-
sight committee for Internal Se-
curity (COCIS), which consists of
Eduardo Ermita, Raul Gonzales,
Norberto Gonzales. These persons
are all behind repressive measures
such as oplan Bantay laya, Presi-
dential Proclamation 1017 (State
of National Emergency), calibrat-
ed Pre-emptive Response (CPR) and
Executive order 464. The COCIS is
also behind extrajudicial and po-
litical killings, and numerous ab-
ductions.
culture of impunity
Though an individual is an al-
leged “terrorist,” the law already
makes him a criminal through retali-
atory punishments. Among these are
warrant-less arrests, unlimited time
of detention, communication and
travel restrictions, surveillance and
wiretapping, and sequestration or
freezing of bank accounts. Howev-
er, these unlawful acts by the US-GMA
regime were already in action prior
to the approval of the law.
Under Section 18, an alleged
terrorist will be detained for three
days without warrant of arrest. Fur-
ther, in Section 19, the period of de-
tention will be extended for another
three days “in the event of an actual
or imminent terrorist attack.” This
undoubtedly violates Section 18, Ar-
ticle VII of the constitution which
states that “During the suspension of
the privilege of the writ, any person
thus arrested or detained shall be ju-
dicially charged within three days,
otherwise he shall be released.”
The intervention to a person’s
privacy was also legalized by the
law. Surveillance and wiretapping
of alleged terrorists or terrorist
groups were allowed as provided in
Section 7. Authorities, with the ap-
proval of any competent RTC, may
intercept and record all communica-
tion of terror suspects and their al-
leged conspirators.
The right to travel is also lim-
ited on Section 26, “Restriction on
the Right to Travel: …the court, upon
application by the prosecutor, shall
limit the right of travel of the accused
to within the municipality or city
where he resides or where the case
is pending…” After he has bailed,
he will still be limited of his right to
travel. He may also be held under
house arrest. Under which, he will be
restricted of the use of telephone, cel-
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lular phone, computer, internet, and
other communication devices.
Furthermore, stated in Section
50, any person unproven of being a
terrorist, “…shall be entitled to the
payment of damages in the amount
of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos
(P500,000.00) every day that he or
she has been detained or deprived of
liberty or arrested without a warrant
as a result of such an accusation…”
The amount of which will be given
to the person shall be deducted to the
appropriations of the agencies of the
Anti-Terrorism council, primarily
the Philippine National Police. Hu-
man rights advocates had stated that
it would be impossible for the PNP to
create such amount, and promptly
give to the persons accused within
ffteen (15) days from the date of the
acquittal.
Beyond doubt, with the repres-
sive provisions of the HSA, the fas-
cist and imperialist US-GMA regime
will beneft a lot from it. This serves
as GMA’s weapon to prolong her
despotic rule. In the context of the
recent elections, where there were
overwhelming votes against the
Arroyo administration, the HSA will
assure the support of the US and the
silencing of its critics.
The HSA is a legal attack against
groups and individuals who struggle
for an alternative for the inhumane
Arroyo regime, and for the crisis of
capitalist system of economy. Under
the HSA, the unclear discourse of “hu-
man security” was made clear: “You
are a terrorist, if we say you are!”
REFERENCES:
Ecumenical institute for Labor Educa-
tion and Research, inc. (eiler)
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (bayan)
congress of Teachers/Educators for
Nationalism and Democracy
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Delgado; “ilay-Gandangan” by
Roy Delarmente; “Paru-parong
Bukid” by Fabian obispo, one
of the country’s national artists;
“Kundiman” by Arnel De Pano;
and “Vochong” by Dyzon Pes-
quera.
Te second and third part
were presentations of their most
valued songs that made them won
in various competitions. Tey ren-
dered “Angels We have on high”
by Ryan Cayabyab which made
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them the Champion at the Star
Christmas Carole Chorale Com-
petition on December 2002. other
songs were “Someone Like you”,
one of the fnalists at the First Wed-
ding expo Choral Competition on
February 2003; “Muling Aawit
Ang Pasig”, Tird Runner-up at the
Pasig River heritage Choir event
on February 2004; “Babae Po Ako”
by Butch De Duan, a fnalist at the
himig Pop Choral Festival 2004;
and “on Tis Day” also a fnalist
at the himig Pop Choral Festival
2004 by Deo Cruz.
At the last part of the event,
they sang “Si Ch’io Vorrei Morire”
which won them Second Prize at
the Metro Chorale Competition;
“Bogoroditse Devo”, Second Prize
winner at the national Music Com-
petition for young Artists-Region-
al Competition 2005; “Salmo 149”,
Second Prize winner at the Metro
Chorale Competition in memory
of Mr. Lucio San Pedro; “Ain’t Got
Time To Die” by Jall Johnser;
“Kasar Mie La Gaje”, Second
Prize Metro Chorale Competi-
tion; and “Anak” a Second Prize
at the national Music Competi-
tion for young Artists-Regional
Competition.
To end up the celebra-
tion, Mr. Leonyl Clarence “onyl”
Torres, tip Chorale conductor, in-
troduced their new members. To-
gether with the old members, they
sang “Te Warrior is a Child”,
“our Father” and “i Believe”.
ADoRneD WiTh their en-
chanting voices and fascinating
attires, the Technological insti-
tute of the Philippines Chorale
Society (TiPCS), in cooperation
with the Arts and Cultural Af-
fairs (ACA), celebrated their Fifth
year Anniversary Concert enti-
tled “Viva La Musica” on July 5 at
the tip Chapel.
Te program was divided
into three parts. At the frst
part, they performed “orde-e”, a
Madukayan Folk Song by Lester
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Aymso hapi and pelling byotipol today, despite ol da isyus hir sa Voice. U know why? Kaze, u know namen me, susyal ol da
time. Ayun, naka-chorvahan ko yung mga amigo y amiga kong con todo ronda trese ang mga tenga, and i’ve got mainit-init
na mga chismax fromthem. For dat, super excited na me. eto na mga gurls. sana ma-keri niyo lang diba. Wahihihi.
“Pull D’String 2Stuff – slash –
Batak Mo, Stuff Ko” Edition
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Ka-lurki lang ang mga bruhalolo at bruhalola sa tip tropang emo Organization ha. deyr so warla mode nung snap
elex nila kaze eh. Panalo talaga, ‘coz pinag-awayan nila eh sumthin about towpi. Mega sigawan mode talaga. hihi. Josko,
if i knows, most of dem, “money-fez” naman. sow pishy. Mga anti-student ang mga olol. Ka-imbey. hmpf.
Rambol 2
Komosta naman yon, Koya! Pati sa hampasan and suntukan sessions defartment, may smackdown din. Ang sabi
sa ken ng mga frenz ko dun, si newly prowf eh mega-comment sa block na dating handle ni Chorvang Gandara. Ayun,
mega offend naman si latter kaze mababaet naman daw ung mga henyong un, kaya hagisan sila ng Granada til now. Pati
nga damit ni Gandara, super comment si newly prowf. nako, marzie, imbyerna ka talaga. For dat, dapat kang sabihan ng
(all together pips): lol! sheda! Pashnea!
Rambol 3
“U better watch out, u better not cry, u better not pout i’m telling u why: fart warlas are coming to town!” hihi.
Wala lang. eto ba naman kazeng samahang itlog and sigma epsilon Phratatat (ay samahang valak pala, hihi), ambilis
magkaroon ng rambol. Panalo talaga ang mga lowkah. Konting interviewhang chorva lang, super warla mode na ang mga
pashnea. nako, enuf na. Baka ako naman ang chorvahin ng mga yan. (Bakit nga pala?! Knows ba nila me?!) Basta, mga lol
pa rin kayo.
Rambol 4
Magaling, magaling, magaling! nakiki-apid pa etong defartment shungang Golay – College of Bonggang eyelashes
sa mga warlalou. Most of dem daw were etchapwerahing some pips in their council. At heto pa, palakasan daw ang
mode nila sa Owza, as in one day lang (na dapat one wik dapat) ang approval for deyr ka-chorvahang program. nako lang
ha. if i knows (and knows naman ng everyone), nanalo kayo kaze walang party animals sa defartment niyo na tumakbo
kundi kayo lang din! hmpfulness talaga. And for dat, etong senyo: lol kayong mga horse-fez!
Rambol 5
Minsan talaga, may pagka-shonga ang mga tao no?! Pano ba naman, hirap paliwanagan ng shoshongang pips sa
star Owpis. Kaya minsan, sarap nila sabunutan at hilahin palabas out of deyr windows. nako, masaya na ko pag nagawa
ki un. so, sa mga bruhalowlas jan, chaka niyo!
Aym so done hir na. tired na me. til next ishu. sa mga lol jan… lol talaga kayo! rawr! eniweiz, about my title for
this ishu, wala lang. Kaze, nasa-sight ko sa jeeps along Aurora yang mga wrong grammar na mga signs na yan whenever
my driver never make me sundo. Yun lang. hihi. –choleng chorvaness
malevolent
faction of belief
By joey
Forbidden words to utter,
Convictions breach into ashes,
Making into colored rainbows,
Bridging ones soul integrity.
Freedom to recognize,
And liberty to organize,
such things bestowed
with limitations,
virtuous words free those
candid ones.
Contrasted standpoint in life,
taking the shoes of different size,
dispute in each every side,
end into amity fractured and doubt.
the Pink waiting shed
it WAs A rAinY afternoon. And it is time to go to school. i had
fnished my lunch and packed up to go to school. i used to walk to
the pink waiting shed near the tricycle terminal and wait for the bus to
come. But that afternoon was very unusual. Who have thought that it
will change my perception of what life is?
A fair-skinned young lady was crying with her hands covering
her face. it was a hard rain but i can still hear her murmur from afar as
i walked toward the waiting shed. she noticed me when i folded my
umbrella and shook off my wet jacket.
“Why are you crying?” i said. she did not answer, but instead, she
kept on crying.
“What’s wrong?” And i hand her my handkerchief. then, there
goes her story.
she said that she was waiting for her father at the waiting shed for
several minutes. then, she thought that her father was involved in an
accident on his way.
After about 23 minutes of our conversation, i broke up my silence
and suggested, “Maybe you should go home right now. it’s quite cold
out here, take my jacket.” And i wrapped my jacket around her, and
then she stopped from sobbing. i brushed her tears from her eyes with
another hankie. then we bid farewell from each other.
the next day, here she comes again. On that very same time i saw
her again crying at the shed. And i approached her and said, “What’s
with you again?”
she immediately held my right hand and cried,” i’m sorry, i lied to
you, i’m very sorry, i’m very sorry!”
then she run away from the shed, leaving me, my jacket, and my
hankie that i gave to her. And i noticed a note fell from the pocket of
my jacket. “thank you for listening.”
the next day, i was surprised when i went to the shed. i saw
some people gathering at the shed, and a man lighting and placing the
candles. i moved toward him, wondering what was going on the shed.
he told me that he was Kristine’s father and the one who is beside me
was Kristine’s fancée. he also shared with me all that was happened
forty days ago. According to him, one afternoon, Kristine was waiting
at the shed for her fancée to fetch her, not knowing that it was her
last day of her life. suddenly, an accident fell on her while waiting at
the shed. A drunk driver drove his car towards the shed, which was
eventually toward her also. And as a result, she did not make it through
at the hospital due to severe blood loss. then i remembered the young
lady who was waiting at the shed a couple of days ago. Assuming that
it was Kristine who i met, i showed the note that she left at my jacket
to the father. his reaction on the note made my assumption became
clear.
“Can i take a look at her picture if you have any?” then the fan-
cée showed me the picture. And it was her. By PJ eclevia
truth
By emvhie03
i’m blinded…
Blinded by the pains your deci-
sions have brought;
Blinded by the tears i’ve shed
since you said those words;
Blinded by the insults they’ve
thrown over me;
Blinded by the truth—
our love cannot be.
it’s over, you said.
relationship like ours is impos-
sible to keep;
the wounds of failed love scarred
skin deep.
But beyond all these, incurable
sores, painful words
i’ll still hold on though your love i
can’t afford.
Juan’s
rainy monday by dennis teodoro
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ikalawa, dominado ng mncs
ang pamilihan kaya hindi makapa-
sok ang mga maliliit na lokal na gu-
magawa ng gamot. Bilang resulta,
walang masiglang kumpetisyon at
samakatuwid, kayang pataasin ng
mncs ang presyo ng gamot na sila
lang ang nagbebenta sa pamilihan.
isa pa sa mga dahilan ng ma-
hal na presyo ng gamot sa Pilipinas
ay dahil sa hindi agresibong pinatu-
tupad ng department of health ng
Generic Act 1988 na nagreregula sa
distribusyon ng mga gamot.
Mababa rin ang kaalaman ng
mga doktor sa katangian ng katum-
bas na generics at mala-
kas rin ang impluwensiya
ng mga mnc sa desisiyon
ng mga doktor. Karagda-
gan pa, hindi organisado,
hindi pa maunlad at hindi
rin malawak ang pagpa-
palaganap at industriya ng
alternatibong medisina na
tumutukoy sa mga gamot
na . Karamihan sa mga ito
ay nasa mga kalat na pook
sa mga probinsya at iilan
lang ang mga lugar sa mga lungsod
ang may regular na tinda ng mga al-
trenatibong gamot katulad ng mga
nakikita sa pagilid ng simbahan ng
Quiapo.
Panghuli, ang Philippine insti-
tute for traditional and Alternative
health Care (pitahc), ang ahensyang
inatasan para itulak ang alternati-
bong medisina, ay kulang din sa
pondo at kakayahan nito sa pagpa-
palaganap. sa ngayon, itinataguyod
ng pitahc ang mga tabletang mula
sa lagundi, sambong at banaba,
kung saan ang produksyon ay limi-
tado din.
Patent System
Ang patent ay isang uri ng kara-
patan sa mga pag-aaring intelektwal
(intellectual property rights, o ipr) na
ginagawad ng gobyerno sa mga im-
bentor ng mga inobasyong nakakatu-
long sa anumang industriya, kasama
na dito ang paggawa ng gamot. Ang
patent ay karaniwang tumatagal ng
20 taon at maaari lamang kilalanin
sa loob ng teritoryo ng bansang
nagbigay nito, bagama’t may mga
pandaigdigang patakaran ang World
trade Organization (wto), sa ilalimng
tinatawag na kasunduang trade re-
lated Aspects of intellectual Property
rights (trips) na pinagtibay ng Pilipi-
nas noong 1995.
Ang sinumang may hawak ng
patent ay may ekslusibong karapa-
tang gumawa at magbenta ng kan-
yang produkto sa loob ng panahong
naitakda.
ngunit ang patent system ay
lubhang inaabuso ng mncs. sukdu-
lang nakokontrol ng mncs produk-
syon at pagproseso ng paggawa ng
produkto. sa pamamagitan ng patent
sa mismong produkto, napipigilan
ang produksyon ng generics na naka-
base sa “reverse engineering” o pag-
gawa ng parehong produkto gamit
ang ibang proseso o pamamaraan.
Ang Solusyon
Kailangan ang pagbabago sa
KAhirAPAn, malnutrisyon,
mahal na konsultasyon sa
doktor at higit sa lahat, ma-
hal na gamot. ito ang mga
dahilan ng patuloy na pagda-
mi ng kaso ng sakit sa Pilipi-
nas. dahil sa mga bagay na
ito, maraming nagsasabing
mas gugustuhin pa nilang
mamatay sa gutom kaysa
mamatay sa sakit.
Mga Dahilan ng Krisis sa Mahal
na Presyo ng Gamot
Una, hang-
gang 80% ng
kabuuang benta-
han ng gamot ay
galing sa multi-
national compa-
nies (mncs) kaya
naman kontro-
lado nila ang
pamilihan ng
gamot. Bilang
halimbawa, 80%
ng malakihang
(wholesale) distribusyon ay kontro-
lado ng Zuellig Pharma/Metro drug,
at kontrolado naman ng Mercury
drug ang distribusyon ng tinging
(retail) gamot.
ang isyu ng mataas
na presyo ng gamot
sa ating bansa ay
kumplikado, ngunit
ang malaking ka-
pangyarihan para
maibaba ang presyo
ng gamot ay nasa
kamay ng mga mami-
mili ng gamot.
mga probisyon ng intellectual Prop-
erty Code upang kilalanin ang mga
prinsipyong ito:
“internAtiOnAL exhAUstiOn”-
upang hayaan ang pag-aangkat ng
mga may tatak na gamot mula sa
ibang bansa kung saan ito mas
mura.
“BOLAr exeMPtiOn”- upang
payagan ang pananaliksik sa pag-
gawa ng generic na bersyon ng
mga gamot na protektado pa ng
patent bago pa man lumipas ang
proteksyon.
“GOvernMent Use”- upang
mapadali ang proseso ng hindi
pagkilala sa patents sa mga pag-
kakataong kailangang-kailangan
ang anumang protektadong gamot
para tugunan ang mga problema
sa kalusugan, atbp.

Kailangan din ang reporma sa
sistema ng distribusyon at pagbe-
benta ng mga gamot sa mga bo-
tika at mga ospital, pagtataguyod
sa masiglang kumpetisyon sa in-
dustriya ng gamot, gayundin ang
suporta at insentibo sa mga maliliit
na kumpanya ng gamot. Ang doh
din ay kailangang seryosong ipatu-
pad ang Generic Act of 1988. sa
kahuli-hulihan, kailangang pataasin
ng mga mamamayan ang kanilang
kaalaman tungkol sa kalagayan sa
industriya ng gamot sa ating ban-
sa.
Ang isyu ng mataas na pr-
esyo ng gamot sa ating bansa ay
kumplikado, ngunit ang malaking
kapangyarihan para maibaba ang
presyo ng gamot ay nasa kamay ng
mga mamimili ng gamot.
SOuRCE:
www.pitc.gov.ph
Ayos na Gamot sa Abot-Kayang Presyo (agap)
handbook
Presyo ng Gamot sa Pilipinas kumpara sa ibang bansa
GAMOt
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GUMAWA/
Generic name
Mga Bansa
PiLiPinAs indiA PAKistAn
Ponstan
(500mgtab)
Pfzer/
Mefenamic Acid
24.75 2.61 1.38
Bactrim 400
(80mgtab)
roche/
Cotrimoxazole
17.75 0.69 1.03
ventolin
(100mcaginh)
Glaxo/
salbutamol
370.00 123.31 62.10
imodium
(2mgcap)
Janssen/
Loperamide
13.00 3.05 1.83
Buscopan
(10mgtab)
Boehringer/
hyoscine
nbutylbromide
10.45 2.28 0.57
voltaren
(50mgtab)
novartis/
diclofenac sodium
17.98 0.86 3.70
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The Abstinence Teacher
Author: tomPerrotta
Genre: Fiction
the ABstinenCe teACher is a novel by American author
tomPerrotta which portrays the story of two divorced parents who
each play a vital role in the lives of the other people’s children.
ruth ramsey is a divorced sexual education teacher who lives in
suburbia and comes into confict with the town’s conservative popula-
tion. On the other hand, her daughter’s coach, timMason, a former
drug addict, becomes a member of the tabernacle, the local evangeli-
cal Christian church to take its message outside the doors of its own
sanctuary and sees ruth ramsey’s need for God’s word.
ruth and timinstinctively distrust one another. But when a contro-
versy on the playing feld, forces the two of themto actually talk to each
other, an uneasy friendship begins to develop.
the Abstinence teacher illuminates the powerful emotions that
run beneath the placid surface of modern family life, and explores the
complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled hosseini
hOsseini’s FOLLOW-UP to his best-selling debut,
the Kite runner (2003) views the plight of Afghanistan during the last half-
century through the eyes of two women. Mariamis the illegitimate daughter
of a maid and a businessman, who is given away in marriage at 15 to rash-
eed, a man three times her age where their marriage is a complete disaster.
On the contrary, Laila was born to educated and liberal parents in Kabul.
she was adored by her father but neglected in favor of her older brothers
by her mother. Laila fnds her true love in tariq, a thoughtful, chivalrous boy
who lost a leg in an explosion. But when tensions between the Com-
munists and the mujahideen, Muslims fghting in a war, make the city
unsafe, tariq and his family fee to Pakistan. A devastating tragedy
brings Laila to the house of rasheed and Mariam, where she is forced
to make a horrifc choice to secure her future. At the heart of the novel is
the bond between Mariamand Laila, two very different women brought
together by terrible circumstances. Unimaginably tragic, hosseini’s
magnifcent second novel is a sad and beautiful testament to both Afghani
suffering and strength. readers who lost themselves in the Kite runner
will not want to miss this unforgettable follow-up.
By Peter John eclevia
in everY COntest, race,
competition, rivalry, conten-
tion, dissension, or even elec-
tion, there will always be either
the evil or the lesser evil. But,
in May 2007 elections, every
candidate wants to be the win-
ner for power and good com-
pensation once they are in the
position. in order to win, they
had to kill each other, manipu-
late their votes, buy votes for
them, expose each other’s con-
troversies, and scare their peo-
ple to vote for them.
in spite of all the negative
allegations thrown by the Pro-
Administration and the Opposi-
tion blocs, still the majority of
people’s votes dominated. the
people voted three from team
Unity (Arroyo, Angara, and Zu-
biri), two independent (honas-
an and Pangilinan), and the rest
Genuine Opposition (Legarda,
escudero, Lacson, villar, Aqui-
no, Cayetano, and trillanes). in
spite of the three-month-long
“Quick Count,” the Commis-
sion on elections (comelec) has
declared and proclaimed the
winners based on the Certif-
cates of Canvass (coc’s).
As usual, alleged elec-
toral frauds spread across the
country, making our so-called
“freest democratic” election
stained with nationwide poll
cheatings. this is because of
the manual system of our elec-
tion over the past years. Manu-
al counting of votes and hand-
written tabulation of results are
very vulnerable to cheating. to
minimize this, the representa-
tives in Congress passed a law
to make this year’s election be
highly automated like india and
the United states. But it was
too late to implement.
in Mindanao, cheating and
“command votes” (e.g.: a large
amount of money was at stake
for the votes of a candidate)
were very rampant across its
provinces, especially in Lanao
del norte and Maguindanao.
Maguindanao, sunk again
in another controversial alle-
gation of cheating by another
election offcer, Atty. Lintang
Bedol. the case of Bedol
brought back the case of a con-
troversial election offcer, vir-
gilio Garcillano, who was alleg-
edly involved in a wiretapped
telephone conversation with
the President last 2004 elec-
tions.
Killing your mortal enemy
in election is the last option if
you cannot conduct massive
electoral cheating.
election-related casualties
have been pungent from the
very frst month of this year
up to the month after the elec-
tions. According to the statis-
tics of the Philippine national
Police (pnp), a total of 121 peo-
ple died because of the recent
election violence; 37 were can-
didates, 63 supporters and ci-
vilians, 20 policemen and one
soldier. this number of fatali-
ties is small compared to 2001
and 2004 elections, where pnp
recorded a total of 189 and 132
respectively. elections killings
have been a usual sight every
election in the Philippines.
Aside from the negative
outcomes on the recent elec-
tion, there were also some pos-
itive events that happened. in
Pampanga, a priest named ed
Panlilio, an independent candi-
date for governor, defeated his
opponents: a board member
named Lilia Pineda, the wife of
Bong Pineda, a famous jueteng
lord in the province, and the in-
cumbent governor, Mark Lapid.
this only means that in spite of
the strong infuences and criti-
cisms of politicians, the voice
of the people manifested by
ed Panlilio through their votes
speaks for itself.
When was the last time we
held a clean and peaceful elec-
tion? the people are more vigi-
lant nowadays because of what
happened last 2004 elections.
the people want to see where
their votes will be utilized—it is
either to good or the worse. But
whatever you choose, you are
Te 2007
elections
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By remlee dela cruz
Are YOU WOnderinG who are the high-
est paid men and women in the entertain-
ment and sports industry? then we will
give you the top 20 celebs who soared
high for being the wealthiest stars as of
today.
seven notches away this year. But now he’s
ready to overpower the chart again for his
movie line-up: Lions for Lambs, valkyrie ( a
World War ii thriller) and hardy Men.
7. Elton John–he grossed $60 million
in tickets for worldwide shows. his latest
album release, rocket Man: number Ones,
debuted at no. 9 on the Billboard charts in
April, selling 50,000 copies in its frst week.
6. Johnny Depp – the Pirates of the
Caribbean’s dead Man’s Chest was a suc-
cess being the third highest grossing flm
last year. depp was paid off a whopping $60
Today’s
Top Grossing
celebrities
Around the Globe
20. celine Dion–a Canadian pop vo-
calist and occasional songwriter.
19. Donald Trump–he owns the Miss
Universe Organization that produces sev-
eral pageants like Miss Universe, Miss
UsA and Miss teen UsA. he also owns
the national Broadcasting Company.
18. Bon Jovi - one of the most suc-
cessful American rock bands of all time.
they maintained their popularity for 20
years after their frst pop breakthrough.
17. David Letterman–Us comedian
and television host of the show “the Late
show With david Letterman”.
16. Phil Mickelson - is the best left-
handed golfer and one of only three golf-
ers to win both the nCAA Championship
and the U.s. Amateur Championship in the
same year.
15. David Beckham– an internation-
al football icon and player for real Madrid
and the english national team. his wife is
the former spice Girls member, victoria
Adams famously known as “Posh spice.”
14. Angelina Jolie–once played the
million for this movie. the third sequel, At
World’s end made Johnny depp richer as
the flm earned $344 million in its opening
week.
5. Brad Pitt–as one of the lead stars in
the recent flmOcean’s 13, was paid millions
of dollars for the success of the movie. his
upcoming flm the Assassination of Jesse
James will surely be another hit on the big
screen worldwide.
4. Rolling Stones–one of the famous
bands during the 70’s. they still rock this
generation as they ranked 4 for bringing in
$139 million because of their highest gross-
ing tour in north America.
3. Madonna–her last year’s global tour
entitled “Confessions” captivated millions of
her fans and grossed $194 million. this is
considered to be the highest-earning tour
made by a female artist for all time.
2. Tiger Woods–being a long-time en-
dorser of nike, Woods is the frst athlete to
bank $100 million dollars in a year. he also
signedanother deal withGillete this year that
would surely add millions to his account.
1. oprah Winfrey–the African-Ameri-
can media queen proved that color doesn’t
matter as she conquered this year’s number
one spot for being the highest paid celeb-
rity. With all the blessings she received, her
long-held dream fnally came true as she
opened Oprah Winfrey Leadership Acad-
emy for Girls in south Africa.
note: earnings’ es-
timates are for June
2006 to June 2007.
this includes dol-
lars earned from
ent ert ai nment
income alone.
SOuRCE:
Forbes.com
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role Mrs. Jane smith as the wife of Mr. John
smith played by Brad Pitt (also her real life
husband) in the flm, Mr. and Mrs. smith.
13. Howard Stern–is an American
radio and tv personality, humorist, actor,
and author.
12. Grey’s Anatomy cast–ABC’s co-
medic drama Grey’s Anatomy starring
Pompeo, Patrick dempsey and sandra Oh.
11. TomHanks–popularly knownas dr.
robert Langdon in the flm, da vinci Code.
he earned $74 in this mystery movie.
10. Steven Spielberg–he is everyone’s
favorite for producing top-charting flms
since then. Watch out for his forthcoming
movies, the sequels to indiana Jones and
Jurassic Park.
9. Jay-Z–his comeback album, King-
dom Come, debuted at the top of Bill-
board’s pop and rap charts. Last March, he
sold his rocawear apparel label to iconix
for a smashing $204 million. What’s a ro-
cawear apparel label anyway to cost that
much? hmmm.
8. Tom cruise–last year’s richest ce-
lebrity in the entertainment world slipped
iLLUstrAtiOn: donnieteodoro
By Princess Kwin tolentino
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remlee13@yahoo.com
remlee dela Cruz
Many things popped in my head on
what topic will i enlighten on this space. i
have thought of academic, political, person-
al and even spiritual matters. Among those
ideas, it was hard for me to choose one. Un-
til these past few days, many incidents hap-
pened that made me realized the essence of
what i want to share with you.
***
to love and be loved is the greatest
happiness of every man’s existence. it is
the fre; the force that ignites everyone and
binds them together. Love is the best thing
each of us can have. --- this is the belief of
other people and maybe including you. But
for me, love alone cannot suffce a certain
relationship to work. Other ingredient than
this is much more essential. it is considered
to be the very glue that holds the bond to-
gether… trUst.
“deciding whether or not to trust a per-
son is like deciding whether or not to climb
a tree, because you might get a wonderful
view from the highest branch, or you might
simply get covered in sap, and for this rea-
son many people choose to spend their
time alone and indoors, where it is harder to
get a splinter“ (from Lemony snicket). this
thought proved that trusting someone is a
tough decision. You will never know what
will happen next. But once you’ve trust oth-
ers, it seems like you are embarking a jour-
ney on a smooth road. You’ll have a serene
life, no doubts, no uncertainties.
You can trust your friend that she/he
will keep your greatest secrets. You can also
trust your special loved ones to be faithful to
you no matter what. trust your family that
they will be there to support you in all your
endeavors. But the most important of all,
trust God that he will lead you on the right
path and it’s up to you if you’ll take it or not.
But trust is not easily given up. trust-
ing others means allowing any risks to hap-
pen. sometimes you may be deceived if you
trust too much. that’s why i can say, trust is
a fragile thing. it takes only suspicion, not proof
to take it all away. And if there is no trust, any
relationship is a nightmare.
in my case, i can trust anyone, the thing
is, i just can’t trust the darker side of a person
that can ruin anything. For me, you can love
anybody but you can only trust few people.
to be trusted is a greater compliment than
to be loved.
***
it’s inevitable that a problem or misun-
derstanding will sprout in any relationship
or even in an organization or institution. tiP
voice also experienced a certain predicament
which affected every staff. After months of
confusion, fnally a resolution was made and
most of us were happy if not, contented with
the decision. not because it favors me, but
because the argument between us has been
put to an end. i hope that the new line-up of
tiP voice staff will create a new image to the
tiP community in a positive manner.
***
i would like to share this article to Ms.
Cyntril Manglugay, one of my close friends
in tiP voice. in life, you will never know what
will happen, today, next week or a year after.
every dilemma that a person encounters has
a reason. All you have to do is to trust God
and he will enlighten you.
allegory
melancholy
“A moment gone is gone forever. it’s like
water through the hands.”
—Christian Bautista
i really had a hard time thinking of a
subject i could brought up in this column.
But i end up tackling about wasted time.
Yeah, i spent so much time thinking of so
many things yet i did not realize that con-
centration on a simple topic can make a
difference.
i love cramming. it’s in my system no
matter how hard i try to get rid of it. i can’t
think normally when i know i still have
plenty of time to do a certain thing. But i
learned one important thing when i tried
to stare at the clock for about ten minutes.
i realized that every second i waste won’t
bring any better to the task i should ac-
complish, it becomes history and i can’t
take it back. so, maybe next time i won’t
be spending a week making something i
can fnish in a day.
* * * * *
some people have their own prin-
ciples in life. We often see them on the
television carrying banners fghting for
something they believe is right. We can
never question them on their fearless acts.
they may appear to be right in some ways
but if we look better on both sides we can
say that they’re not always fghting for the
beneft of many.
i, myself witnessed incidents that
brought outrageous effects to many in-
nocent people. We really have the right to
express ourselves but we should always
remember that every right we have has
an equivalent responsibility. it hurts to
see some of your colleagues deviate from
what is known to be right. ever since they
were exposed to militant ideas, they began
to formulate things to bite the hands of the
one feeding them. they started to throw
fearless accusations to an institution that
existed for decades without even knowing
the outcome of their advocacies.
i do understand that they have many
principles to express but they should also
know their limitations on how to convey
those principles to others. i do respect
them as a person but i only hope they also
respect the principles of the people work-
ing with them.
* * * * *
i believe in the saying, you can’t please
everybody. some may love you, some
may hate you. But whatever they say, you
should act as yourself. i won’t deny that
i do act as myself and why should i care
with what others would say if i’m living my
life well? i don’t want to pretend as some-
one i’m not and act absurdly just to please
people around me. i don’t want to live my
life under somebody else’s shadow either.
i have a life to live here. to those people
who can’t help themselves to chitchat
somebody else’s faws, i do have to tell
you to mind your own business. You don’t
exist in this world to intervene to others’
lives; you have to live your own life. Al-
ways remember, it’s better to be hated for
what you are, than to be loved for what
you are not.
fdelity
natyjeangebay28@hotmail.com
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are still millions of Filipino
youth who are not that prof-
cient in those felds, or worse,
out of school. she looks at the
good side of the story, without
taking into consideration the
darker side of it.
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15-page speech was that she
considered herself, not the
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senate and house of rep-
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bilities of her political cronies
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she is an essential part of their
political victory.
gma had not uttered too
much about the talk-of-the-
town Anti-terror Law. Was she
afraid to be persistently criti-
cized? even without such, nev-
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further for tons of her repres-
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aim of the Anti-terror Law, we
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many times gma was interrupted
by applause. her sona, for the
seventh time around, the
most since Ferdinand
Marcos, was halted for
106 times, not much
compared to last year’s
160, with matching cheers
and roars at the end. it’s as
though the Plenary hall of
the Batasang Pambansa was
festooned with gma’s “alipores”
who frantically screams in every
word their “master” speaks.
she was enthusiastically applauded twice
in her speech. First was when she said that she’d
“rather be right than popular.” so what does it seem to
imply? hadn’t she realized, for all of her life or unlawful re-
gime as president, that she has been popular (in an unenthusi-
astic sense) by doing things that she deemed right for the stabil-
ity of her position? Maybe she had; she just wanted to make her
speech more idiomatic and elaborate.
second was when she said “From where i sit, i can tell
you, a president is always strong as she wants to be.” From
where she is right now, we can tell everybody that she is
a stern tyrant-fascist, with the help of her most belov-
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most amazing magic trick in
her sona: an “illusion of ac-
complishments to divert at-
tention from unprecedented
joblessness and economic de-
cay,” as per ibon Foundation.
We don’t know what she’ll
tend to do in achieving her
dream of making our country
one of the richest in 20 years.
hence, just wait for the ghastly
future of our nation.
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tackled mostly
of her “achieve-
ments” which
she had not done
directly, or she
didn’t have any
participation at all.
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what can you
say about the
recently concluded
may elections?
Parang hindi kapani-paniwala na walang naganap
na dayaan. Anyway, keep up… tiP voice! Mga isyung
nasyonal dapat rin pag-usapan sa loob ng institusyon.
Pinoy tayo eh! Karapatan natin yun! —princess
Masyadong magulo tulad parin ng mga nakara-
ang election may mga dayaan pa rin… sana lang nak-
aboto ako noon cenxia na nde pa ako nakarehistro eh…
—blitz
Ok naman sila, actually wala akong pakealam
kasi di naman ako bumoto. —star
i’m not yet a registered voter eh... But anyway, i
don’t believe pa rin na its credible & reliable. —jc
Ok naman yung elections. At least walang masy-
ado reklamo sa mga results at nagconcede na ung ami-
nadong tao. —ruff
how did Voice perform this academic
year (a.y. 2006-2007)?
ok naman… pero ung ibang articles dapat hindi
na pumasok sa paper ng tiP. Katulad ng national issues,
sa tabloid at broadsheet na lang ung ganon. —babu
Actually aus naman ung mga issues dis year…
sna lang maiba naman ung appearance nia, i mean ung
content… napaka-hard kc ng effect nung ibang articles.
—nemo
Actually i’m not reading it.. —vente _ nueve
Masaya naman di maxadong serious. Lagi nga
akong kumukuha ng dyaryo just to have fun. —killua
others
sana hindi mxadong mataray mga tao sa student
accounting at sa registrar… nakakatakot kasi silang kau-
sap kapag may transactions sa kanila… —nemo
sana man lang may konsiderasyon ang mga
guard pagtag-ulan dvah? sana pwedeng magslipper
2tal pagtag-ulan lang naman eh… sna lang… —jeshii
Wish ko lang maging friendly na ang mga guards.
sna lang nagi-ismile sila ng konti twing pumapasok
kami sa gate. saka sana ganun din ung mga staff sa
canteen. —tipaklong
sana maging mura na ang mga pagkain sa can-
teen. —ydrol
hello! sna lang ung mga bgong prof. maru-
nong mkisama. hindi ung na-aangas agad!!! duh!!!
—maldita
Weee... ung mga guard naten madaya, nde pan-
tay ang pakikitungo sa students! ung ibang prof and
students masusungit... kaimbyerna... —siete
sana always malakas yung tubig sa mga drinking
fountain hanggang 3rd foor. Kawawa kami eh! —dos-
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“Leaders are born in imperfect world
where one should stand without looking
into his failures and strive to make a differ-
ence.”
exodus, according to our religious be-
liefs is the mass departure of people from
the slavery of the Pharaoh in egypt. it was
the servant name Moses who once became
the master of the slave, later followed the
word of God and believes to his inner con-
science that leading the people towards
prosperity is much important.
the answer is Listen, sometimes it
is very diffcult for us to do this that it may
not be so important but the thing is every
little detail we neglect to or pass to may
be relevant in our very life. they say, “You
cannot be a leader if you are not a good
follower” that is true if as a subordinate or
member we value the power that is given
then maybe tomorrow you are left stand-
ing. Listen! everyone is qualifed to lead
but there is so-called a unique factor to be
recognize as leader. We can choose or ap-
point but do we know what we are leaning
on to? Or they are only leading us to much
problems and failures. Listen! Our future
is at stake.
the challenge is in us as a student
to listen to those people that surround us
though we think they are not infuential or
signifcant but the good lesson we can get
from those persons is important, and then
begin to encourage and share the most with
other people. Moses can be an inspiration
to us that lending an ear to what is right and
leading others to a better life is worthy than
a bunch of foolishness and hypocrisy.
*******
MALAYA! Ang daling sabihin ngunit
kay hirap gawin. isang karapatan ngunit kay
hirap naman hawakan, sa ating panahon
ngayon nakatali tayo ng mahigpit sa lahat
ng ating responsibilidad ilan dito masakit at
sinugatan na tayo.
sa lahat ang inyong lingkod kung
minsan ay napapagod na bagamat isang
bagong oportunidad sa akin ang mag-
ing Punong tagapatnugot ng pahayagan
ito’y nagdala naman sa akin ng maraming
pagsubok. nagpapasalamat pa rin ako sa
mga taong sumuporta at naniwala sa aking
kakayahan isa itong inspirasyon para mag-
patuloy at tupdin ang tungkulin na inatang
sa amin at ito ay ang paglingkuran at pa-
kinggan ang kapwa mag-aaral.
Ang administrasyon ng ating paara-
lan ay laging nakikinig sa lahat ng ating
hinaing at problema. Gawin lamang natin
sa maayos at payapang paraan ang pag-
papahayag nito. Ang pagbabago naman
ay lagi nilang prayoridad at una sa kanilang
mga plano mabigyan lamang ng solusyon
ang lahat ng ating pangangailangan. sana
lamang makasabay din tayo sa mga kaga-
napang ito at gawin din ang ating tungkulin
bilang mag-aaral, ito ang Magtapos at Mag-
tagumpay. sa ganitong paraan maaaring
sabihin na MALAYA! Ka.
white shadow
ephraem_jerusalem@yahoo.com
ephraem Jerusalem exodus...refect...
collect
paradigm shift
akeh_06@yahoo.com.uk
Lovlie Balorio
this is the first column that will be
written under my name that’s why i’m
so excited about it. i’ve been thinking
of what topic i would like to discuss be-
cause i want my readers to gain some-
thing good from me.
While making this article, i’m listen-
ing to the song of savage Garden titled
“Crash and Burn”. A part of the lyrics
made me realized how life can be a bit-
ter-sweet symphony, “Coz there is al-
ways been heartaches and pain, when
it’s over you’ll breathe again…”
if you’re going to listen to the whole
song, it shows how life is so bitter. All
sorts of problems are there. You don’t
know where to run to if you have difficul-
ties and will drive you crazy. Why am i
saying this? Let me share a story.
Five years ago, when i was in high
school, i’m enjoying all sorts of comfort
in life. i don’t need to burn my hands so
that i can eat or i don’t have to get tired
to wear clean clothes. i have a nanny to
attend to my needs and when it comes
to financial matters, i can ask my mom
for it.
things change all of a sudden. When
i entered college, i dealt with challenges
that i never thought i would encounter.
Of course, i don’t want to make you cry
so i will not say what it is, but to make
the story short, it’s quite difficult.
i felt the sweetness that life has to
offer but in return, i tasted the bitterness
that no words can describe.
i’m sharing this story not to make
you cry or sympathized with me but to
make you see that challenges could be
hard, but in the end it is beneficial to
you.
it is meant to be faced with all the
courage you have. it may drain all your
physical strength but it will never crush
your spirit.
the challenges that i’ve encoun-
tered made me realized that i need to
grow up. i need to be matured so that
when time comes, challenges are just
mere quizzes to see how much i grew.
*****
to my good friend Cyntril, this arti-
cle is for you. Mare, you may be facing
this challenge but i know for sure that
you’ll recover from it still with a laughing
face and a cheerful heart. Luv yah…
*****
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to all the groups of CP Project design:
Guyz, although we are facing a difficult
sem right now, i’m sure we can make it...
Let’s get it on!
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Jomar samson
[i have failed my preliminary exam
in differential Calculus (as most of us in
our block had.) And i have no grudges
towards my prof. (Peace out, Ma’am)]
Our most beloved (in a Platonic
sense) president also has a failing
grade in realizing her (impossible)
dream of easing poverty and graft and
corruption in our country. instead, she
had done a wonderful (if not terrible)
interpretation of the term “fascism,”
continued her allegiance (or servitude)
with the imperialist states, delivered
her seventh state of the nation Address
(which turned out to be farcical), and
others that would fill a very long list.
[there’s an ongoing construction
at the expansion lot. i wonder what it
would be.]
it seems that something “fishy”
is going on in the admin’s cabinet. i
am quite surprised and aghast when i
have read a news article in Pdi (inquir-
er) regarding romulo neri’s [former
national economic development Au-
thority (nedA) chair] assumption of
the Commission on higher education
(Ched) chairmanship. this was due
to GMA’s “reshuffling” of her Cabi-
net. if that would be so, what would
happen to the regulatory agency for
higher education? now that the newly
appointed commissioner is an econo-
mist by practice, does it also mean
that the control of educational institu-
tions would be a matter of economic
theories and practices?
in a statement, neri said that he
“vowed to work to stop further tuition
increases at the college level.” i really
doubt it. the past Ched officials had
always compromised education for
business interests or even had con-
spired and act as willing accomplices
of school owners. You might think
who is behind all of these. Who else?
it is no other than PGMA herself. All of
these were just a part of GMA’s plan to
gain support for her political stability.
see how the chain reaction (from Ma-
lacanang) works? systematic “build-
ing,” isn’t it?
now, would the Filipino youth still
say “Makulay ang buhay,” in the pres-
ence of GMA, even with “sinabawang
gulay”?
* * *
i have mentioned that there’s an
ongoing construction at the expansion
lot. And i have nothing against it. i’m
actually excited about it. i’ve heard
that it will be a building for educ and
it departments. Others say that it will
be an auditorium or another gym or
swimming pool for Mare students.
One thing’s for sure: whatever it will
be, i’m sure we’ll benefit from it.
* * *
With all i’ve said these past is-
sues, you’re telling me that i am an ac-
tivist and violates school rules? May-
be some just don’t understand what
is “critical thinking,” “objectiveness,”
and others. And maybe, you’re not fit
to enter college without the knowl-
edge of all those. And mind you, do
you really know what an activist is?
if i’m not mistaken, every school
wants to improve the critical thinking
of the students. i just don’t get it when
somebody says, “You’re an activist,”
when you just want to express your
thoughts. isn’t it stated in section 4
of the Bill of rights of the 1987 Philip-
pine Constitution that: “no law shall
be passed abridging the freedom of
speech, of expression, or of the press,
or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble and petition the government
for redress of grievances.”? if there’s
no law to be passed restraining the
freedom of expression, it just follows
that it is the prerogative of every per-
son to speak out what is in him. And i
know that it has limitations.
now, i don’t want to get this more
legally, for some people out there
don’t want to hear these things. they
might say, “Ano ba yan? Pa-section-
section, article ka pa diyan!” Whoever
you are, i’m telling you (or all of you),
get real. every Filipino citizen must
have knowledge of his rights. that’s
where the inclusion of the course Phil-
ippine Constitution and Government
in our curriculum enters. We all have
a choice. it’s all up to us if we want to
remain silent all the time. But, i must
remind you, as i have said last time,
“be vigilant...Our silence is used as a
weapon in violating our civil rights as
students and as citizens.”
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By naty Jean ebay
ASTiG. Tis is the famous tag line of the
most prestigious basketball association in the
country. Both men and women are fanatics
of this sport. Troughout the years, our very
own national team brought milestones to the
Philippines’ sports history specially, through
international competitions. Let’s have a clos-
er look at the most sought after sports in the
country.
The Rise and fall of the
National Team
Te Philippine national team is one of
the most dominant basketball teams in Asia
since the 1920s. Te Philippines dominated
the Far eastern Games and the Southeast
Asian Games but only partially dominate the
Asian Games and fiba Asia Championship
with rivals like israel, South Korea, Lebanon,
Japan and especially China.
in the 1950s-1960s, the Philippines
was among the best in the world, producing
world-class players like Carlos Loyzaga, Lau-
ro Mumar, Mariano Tolentino and edgardo
ocampo. Loyzaga was even a part of the
1954 fiba World Championship Mythical
Team selection, where the Philippines won
the Bronze medal.
Te country lost its Asian basketball
supremacy, when Asia’s frst and the world’s
second professional basketball league, the
Philippine Basketball Association (pba), was
founded on April 1975. Slowly, the country
lost its best players to the league with fiba
restrictions of professional players in the na-
tional teams.
After 1975, the Philippines only man-
aged to win the 1986 Asian Basketball Con-
federation (the national team qualifed to the
1986 fiba World Championship in Spain
but the team disbanded and failed to partici-
pate due to the political crisis in the Philip-
pines) and a bronze medal in the 1986 Asian
Games. Both teams were bannered by future
pbastars Allan Caidic, Samboy Lim and
hector Calma. in 1990, the Philippines sent
and all-pro national team, coached by Robert
Jaworski, to regain the country’s basketball
supremacy in the Asian Games but the team
lost in the fnal against China and settled for
a silver medal. Te team includes 1990 pba
Most Valuable Player Allan Caidic, Alvin
Patrimonio and Samboy Lim (who was se-
lected for the Asian Games Mythical Team
selection).
in 1998, the pba formed the cel-
ebrated Philippine Centennial Team that
captured the 21st William Jones Cup cham-
pionship but fnished with the bronze medal
in the Asian Games. While in 1994 and
2002, the pba-backed national team only
managed fourth placed fnishes.
FiBA Suspensions
in 1963, fiba suspended the Philippines
for its failure to stage the 1963 fiba World
Championship after President Diosdado
Macapagal refused to allow players from yu-
goslavia and other communist countries to
enter the country. Later, the Philippines, de-
spite being the Asian champion, was forced
to play in a pre-olympic tournament in order
formation of a new cage body on or before
September 30. Te deadline lapsed and no
signifcant moves had been made until Feb-
ruary 5, 2007.
After several meetings between fiba
Secretary-General Patrick Baumann, pb, and
bap ofcials in Geneva and Bangkok, a uni-
ty Congress was held in which bap, pb and
Baumann attended. Te bap and pb agreed to
merge to create the bap-Samahang Basket-
bol ng Pilipinas (sbp) as the new national fed-
eration. Te Philippine olympic Committee
recognized the group as the new national
governing body for basketball, after which
the fiba fnally lifted the almost two-year-
old suspension it imposed upon the country.
SMc-TEAM PiLiPiNAS
With the unifed bap-sbp, fiba lifted
the suspension and gave our country another
chance to join international competitions.
Te national team seeks to have another dra-
matic appearance in the coming 2008 olym-
pics Tournament.
Te current national team, nicknamed
“Team Pilipinas” (Team Philippines), is
sponsored by San Miguel Corporation, Phil-
ippine Long Distance Telephone Company,
Philippine Basketball Association, and Phil-
ippine Basketball League. Te coach of the
team is Vincent “Chot” Reyes.
Aside from the bronze medal at the
World Championships and the ffth-place
olympic fnish, the Philippines won fve fiba
Asian Championships for Men, four Asian
Games Men’s Basketball gold medals and
a consistent winner at the Southeast Asian
Games and at the Southeast Asia Basketball
Association. Te country has also participat-
ed in four fiba World Championships and
seven olympic Basketball Tournaments.
Te current members of the RP pool
are Jimmy Alapag, Asi Taulava, and Renren
Ritualo of Talk ‘n Text, Mark Caguioa, Jay-
jay helterbrand and eric Menk of Ginebra,
Kerby Raymundo and James yap of Pure-
foods, Danny Seigle and Dondon hontiveros
of San Miguel Beer, Tony de la Cruz of Alas-
ka, Mick Pennisi of Red Bull, Ranidel de
ocampo of Air21, Fil-Am Gabe norwood
of George Mason university, Kelly Williams
of Sta. Lucia Realty.
Battle for Basketball Supremacy
A mission accomplished for San Miguel-
Pilipinas as they swept saeba (Southeast
Asian Basketball Association) cagefest last
May 2007 in Ratchaburi, Tailand that
paved way for the fiba-Asia Men’s Champi-
ons Cup which would be one step closer to
2008 olympics.
As a training ground for the fiba-Asia
Men’s Champions Cup, the national team
joined the 29
th
William Jones Cup at Sin-
jhuang Stadium, Taipei County. out of the
17 teams that participated at the tournament,
the Filipinos fnished third behind champion
Jordan (7-2) and Lebanon (6-3). Actually,
San Miguel-Team Pilipinas wound up in a
fve-way tie with Athletes in Action, iran,
Korea and host Chinese Taipei at 5-4 but
booked third because of the highest quo-
tient and having beaten all four teams. Te
nationals matched their third place fnish
in this very same tournament two years ago
prior to the country’s suspension by fiba
Finally, the most anticipated olym-
pic qualifer tournament, fiba-Asia Men’s
Champions Cup started. unfortunately, the
RP team fell on the group of death as they
fought the unstoppable cagers from Jordan,
China and iran. Te results were very disap-
pointing as the national team lost the games
against Jordan and iran that stole our very
chance to participate in the summer olym-
pics in 2008. Still the rp teams eforts was
never wasted since they took the 9
th
place at
the end of the tournament.
The Future of
Philippine Basketball
Te Philippines will have to wait four
more years for another shot at an olym-
pics stint but it’s not the end of the world
for Philippine basketball. Te team’s dis-
bandment appears apparent since the next
major international tournament after the
24
th
Southeast Asian Games in Tailand in
December and the 2008 Beijing olympics,
the target of the entire Philippine involve-
ment in Tokushima, is the 2009 qualifying
tournament for the World Championship
in istanbul, Turkey in 2010 where Asia has
three representatives.
Let’s just keep our fngers crossed for
our Team Pilipinas.
national
basketballteam:
to qualify in the 1964 olympic Games.
Te Basketball Association of the Phil-
ippines leadership crisis worsened after a
lengthy feud between the group of Graham
Lim and Tiny Literal and the group of Fred-
die Jalasco and Lito Puyat which resulted in
fiba’s suspension of the basketball nsa.
however, a few months after, fiba
stepped-in and ordered an election that re-
sulted in Literal’s victory as the President of
the bap. Te suspension was quickly lifted
and the Philippines was able to compete in
the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.
Te Philippines was suspended by the
international Basketball Federation on July
2005 after a long standing feud between
the Philippine olympic Committee and the
bap.
Te story began on April 10, 2005,
when the bap-sponsored Cebuana-Lhuil-
lier Philippine national team (comprised of
little-known amateur players) lost to a lowly
Parañaque Jets team (made up of showbiz
personalities) in an ncb Preseason tourna-
ment at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. After
hearing the news, t President Jose “Peping”
Cojuangco called for improvements on the
national team, most notably, the sending of a
new team made up of professionals from the
Philippine Basketball Association.
While both parties, with the involve-
ment of the Philippine Basketball Associa-
tion, the Philippine Basketball League, the
uaap and the ncaa, reportedly agreed on an
agreement on the formation of a new national
team, things soon returned to the usual verbal
war. Te poc, through a vote, frst suspended,
then in a later meeting, expelled the bap as
the ofcial national Sports Association (nsa)
member and installed a new member in the
Philippine Basketball Federation. Te , un-
der new President Joey Lina, said that the ex-
pulsion was unconstitutional in the by-laws
of the poc.
Te situation worsened, when both par-
ties still could not agree on who will banner
the national team for the Southeast Asian
Basketball Association tournament, a quali-
fer for the fiba-asia tournament in Doha,
Qatar. fiba Secretary-General Patrick Bau-
mann, then handed the suspension of the rp
team from any fiba-sanctioned tournament.
in hopes of securing a long term solu-
tion, fiba, in a memorandum, ordered the
pba, pbl, uaap, ncaa and Joey Lina (as a
person or in Lina’s claim, as a representative
of the bap) to form a new constitution or a
formation of a new basketball body.
By March 2006, four stakeholders have
signed into the propose new basketball body,
which later named as Pilipinas Basketball.
Lina, however, has refused to sign on the
memorandum, citing unbalanced factors that
were put in the draft for a new body. After
the four stakeholders met with Baumann in
South Korea, the suspension was not even
lifted nor was the draft for a new body was
even accepted since Lina has not signed it.
however, in a signifcant move by both
Pilipinas Basketball and the bap at the fiba
Congress in Japan, both parties signed an
agreement that will pave the way for the
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dr. elizabeth Q. Lahoz
along, indeed, we are able to sur-
vive, but then, is that what living is
all about?
Look around you – the peo-
ple who are passionate and work
hardest are the ones who excel
and become achievers – our stu-
dent achievers, our quizzers, our
dean’s listers, our honor gradu-
ates, our board topnotchers, etc.
When you are passionate
about your studies, therefore,
you can be sure that good grades
will follow. Good grades can be
your way to help lighten up your
family’s burden of sending you to
school with the discounts you can
get with your good grades.
i would also like to address
our teachers. help make your
students be passionate about their
studies by giving them every rea-
son to be dedicated to their les-
your all and not to hold back. to
be passionate is to go the extra
mile, to “burn the midnight oil,”
to do everything in your power to
be the very best you can be. to
be passionate is to not settle for
“puede na” or be happy with me-
diocrity. to be passionate is to
use God’s given talents to the hilt.
Without passion, life is a drag and
studies have no meaning. if we
go about day to day just to coast
sons: be always present and
on time, and prepared, and en-
couraging in your ways.
students, do not take it
against your teachers if you get
low grades which prevent you
from landing in the dean’s list, or
keeping your discounts, or upon
graduation, getting honors. Your
teachers are your partners in get-
ting to your dream of becoming
a professional. it is their respon-
sibility not to pass you if you re-
ally are not deserving. that sub-
ject you fail now will most likely
be the same subject you will fail
in the licensure board examina-
tion if your teacher is lenient and
lets you get away with poor per-
formance now.
Keep that passion for your
studies burning and you just
might surprise even yourself!
Welcome to all of you, our
dear students, old and new. A
very special thank you to you,
our freshmen, for making tiP
your school of choice.
during the induction of the
offcers of the supreme student
Government of tiP Quezon
City, i spoke about the need to
be passionate about anything
we do.
You are now students so if
there is anything you should be
passionate about, it is your stud-
ies. sometimes, this realization
comes to us later in life, when
we are older, or more mature.
Without waiting for that time,
do take it from me as your presi-
dent, that studies can be fun.
When something is fun, every-
thing else follows.
to be passionate is to give
message from the President

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