Thursday, May 28, 2009

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING!!! please care to read.... tnx



The least thing I could do is to spread the news... You can too...


Let's put an end to exploitation and human trafficking. Take part on this fight against the abuse of women and children. This is our stand for freedom.







MTV EXIT



The MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign is an award-winning multimedia initiative to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation. MTV EXIT was launched in Europe in 2004, in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, and expanded across Asia with USAID in 2007. To date MTV EXIT has produced many MTV documentaries and other programming on trafficking, including Traffic: An MTV EXIT Special, presented by Lucy Liu; Inhuman Traffic, presented by Angelina Jolie; over a dozen localized language versions presented by Asian celebrities; short films; public service announcements; and animation. MTV EXIT and Radiohead collaborated on an anti-exploitation video for their song All I Need, which premiered across MTV’s global network on 1 May 2008. MTV EXIT has also established partnerships with over 100 non-governmental organizations, distributed hundreds of thousands of anti-trafficking brochures in over 25 languages, and reached out to millions of young people through anti-trafficking messages at concerts and music festivals featuring R.E.M., Radiohead, The White Stripes, The Hives, Thievery Corporation, and hundreds of other international and local artists. For more information see http://www.mtvexit.org/.






HUMAN TRAFFICKING



Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations as "the recruitment, transportation, and receipt of a person for sexual or economical exploitation by force, fraud, coercion, or deception" in order to make a profit. The UN estimates that at any one time there are 2.5 million trafficked victims in the world, with the majority of these victims in Asia and the Pacific. It is the second-largest illegal trade after drugs, with criminal traffickers earning over US$10 billion every year through the buying and selling of human beings. Often, victims are young men and women – the MTV demographic – who are guilty only of wanting a better life.




USAID


USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, is an independent US government agency that receives foreign-policy guidance from the US Secretary of State. Since 1961, USAID has been the principal US agency extending assistance to countries worldwide recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia, based in Bangkok, oversees a broad portfolio of regional and transnational programs, and also provides support to several USAID bilateral missions in Asia. Its regional approach addresses problems that cross national boundaries, such as human and wildlife trafficking, HIV/AIDS, natural resources conservation, trade, and political and economic conflict. See http://www.usaid.gov/ and www.usaid.gov/rdma/ for more information.



Campaign Objectives




1. To use the power of music to reach as many people across the country as possible to heighten the War Against Human Trafficking campaign;




2. To create massive social awareness to prevent trafficking both at the supply and demand side and the inherent risks of trafficking and related loopholes seen during the migration process; and




3. To sustain public support and ownership among major stakeholders, especially in the government, for policy development at the local and national level.







This campaign is supported by various artists and bands like Bamboo, Kamikazee, Kwjan, Itchyworms, Sponge Cola, Duster, Kitchie Nadal, Gary V., Callalily, Rico Blanco, Momoy Palaboy, Pochoy Labog, Parokya ni Edgar and Pupil. All of them performed last May 22, 2009 at the Mall of Asia Concert grounds for the Mtv Exit Philippines' kick off concert... im proud to be there.




For more information, visit http://www.mtvphil.com/




Join the war against Human Trafficking!

TASK FORCE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS

E-mail: trafficking@cfo.gov.ph
Website: cfo-antitrafficking.org.ph
Tel. No. : (632) 561-8291, (632) 561-8321 loc. 401
Fax No. : (632) 561-8332







Watch this....


The Fight for Freedom has Begun! Join us in the War Against Human Trafficking

Monday, May 18, 2009

"FEAR FACTOR EXTRA"







This Blog is pretty much full of sad posts and poignant stories lately. Para maiba naman, something entertaining and funny, I guess...





The vid features our very own version of a reality show... "FEAR FACTOR EXTRA" ... hosted by a good friend Lei and was directed by Barbie. The whole prod was shot at the Quezon Memorial Circle. Its a bit hard shooting this because of the weather, the grounds were wet and slippery. Mabuti nalang natapos agad bago umulan ng malakas.. sobrang lakas... nyahahaha... Masaya talaga 'to.. bakit nga ba? ah uu, masaya talaga ... ehem =p









video



Mechanics/Challenges:





1. Kumain ng balot. di ba madali lang...


2. Do the calamansi relay. Dalhin ang 3 calamansi using a spoon.. (nah,, lam mo na yun, no need to explain). Go to the next challenge.


3. Itali ang rope sa paa. Ilipat ang 3 barya na nakatago sa plate full of gawgaw sa kabilang stop gamit ang bibig (whew, ngeon ko lang napansin, challenges here requires a hell of a mouth skill... cnu nag-isip nito?? puro bibig ah.. hehe).


4. Grab the key inside the fish bowl full of creepy and slimy worms, maggots and one plastic roach. Proceed to the next challenge.


5. Open the box using the key. Eat what's inside. Curious what's inside the mystery box? Buro lang naman. It is the foulest smelling edible thing in all the whole wide world, but ironically, it is eaten as an appetizer. Go to the next stop.


Find more about it here...


http://pangasinanblog.prepys.com/archives/2007/12/14/buro/.

6. Transfer 3 frogs to the otherside of the street, not using the mouth this time hehe. Place it inside the sack and carry it along the finish line.


The player who has the least time to complete the whole challenge wins the game.


sweet ^_^







Friday, May 15, 2009

GOODBYE FRIEND

Josh Billings once wrote, "In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy... to wit- the wag of a dog's tail."

Few weeks ago, there was this incident happened, I left my meal in front of the T.V. to grab some fish sauce in the kitchen. When I came back at the living room I found out that my fish for dinner was gone, then on the otherside there's my dog enjoying my fried Tilapia. I was so mad that I shouted at my pet, It ran towards the bedroom and hid under the bed, not finishing the food. With so much anger, I chased my dog out of the room by throwing a slipper on it but luckily did not hit it. Poor dog, it was really afraid. It went to the corner under the watertank and stayed there for minutes... I yelled at it for minutes, "'Wag kang papasok ng bahay! Lagot ka sakin! Diyan ka lang sa labas, magnanakaw!" Sobrang takot na takot siya, sumisiksik siya sa sulok na parang alam niya na may ginawa siyang kasalanan. Voolet never stole food before, I guess she's really hungry that night.

Moments later, my dog was not there anymore, nowhere to be found. My little sister got angry with me because she thought that our dog could have ran away from home because of the fear it felt, dogs are very sensitive, they have feelings too. Sabi ko naman, "Who cares?! mabuti nga mawala na yan, para wala ng magnanakaw ng pagkain dito!"... Hours passed by, still no sign of it. So I got worried... I began searching outside, calling her name for minutes, pero wala talaga. So I sat in front of our house and waited. Lumipas ulit ang ilang minuto, wala pa rin. Then there was this noisy cat crossing the street, binugaw ko (sorry for the word hehe), suddenly a familiar bark resounded the air, my dog appeared from nowhere, I know how much she hates cats. I was thrilled to see my dog Voolet again, when I called her to come to me, she wagged her tail and I hugged her. I told her that I never meant all the bad things I said to her, she was staring at me as if she understood what I said. Para akong baliw, kinakausap yung aso. Kaya yun bati na kami ulit.

Well, that was few weeks ago. Voolet my 7 year old pet dog was healthy and full of life. But now she's gone, she will never come back. She died four days ago, suffered from some kind of illness. I should've brought her to the vet, but we cant afford it right now. So we just gave her medicine, the one we gave to our other dog the last time it was sick and fortunately survived. Voolet was not eating at all, so we got her some fluids, milk in particular, to support her but it was never enough. She became weaker week after week, and eventually died. I am very sorry for her.

Voolet was one brave dog, we saw how she foght her disease, she even tried to walk outside the house. The day before she died, she was hardly breathing and any moment she could die. I told her that if she's really very tired, its okay to let go... she can take a rest. I thanked her for all the years she spent with us, we had great times together, for being a good friend. I told her we love her. Then the day after, she died. For the very last time she proved how she really love us, she even waited for the perfect time to go, maybe she doesn't want us to see her gasping her last breath or to witness the way she will die. So she let go when everone was not home, nakita nalang namin siya na di na humihinga, close to sleeping.

I will really miss Voolet, she's more than a pet for me, she's family. It might sound weird but its true. Meron kulang sa buhay ko ngayon, kapag uuwi ako, kulang yung sasalubong sakin. I will always remember how she makes everyone happy, not only us but also the people around the subdivision, she's very adorable kasi... I dont want any dog other than her. I will do everything just to have her back... kahit kainin pa niya lahat ng food sa bahay, okay lang na magnakaw siya ng fish, hindi ako magagalit. This might be so immature fo me to write, I dont care, I lost one bestfriend. Wherever she might be, If she's still here with us watching or guarding the gates of heaven, I want her to know that she will always be our little Voolet and we'll be seeing each other someday. I LOVE YOU!!! Rest in Peace buddy... a lot of thanks...




April 2002- May 11,2009





Sunday, May 3, 2009

London Bridge has fallen down.


Whew! Its my first time to watch a Manny Pacquiao fight live on pay-per-view... sobrang galing ng ginawa ni Manny, incredible hand speed and very powerful punches. I couldn't believe that it took only 2 rounds to finish Ricky Hatton! Pacquiao is way better than him. Hatton fell down twice in the first round, a combination stunned Hatton followed by a right that made the Hitman down. About 45 secs left, a hard combination by Pacquiao, he was down again. The punishment continued throughout the second round, a strong left hand knocked out Hatton. Iba yung feeling pag nanood ka ng live, with the crowd cheering and shouting for every punch connected, ang saya hehe. Galing ni Manny, universally recognized as the pound for pound champion, the best in the world. Proud to be Pinoy!!!!!