It cannot be denied: "Climate change which means the world is being squeezed between expanding deserts from the interior continents and rising seas on the periphery," is indeed worsening.
No wonder, international scientists and world environmental watchers are now mere concerned about the question: "Is the cyclone referring to the wrath of super typhoon Yolanda another major proof of climate change the world is waiting – and will be experiencing, again and again?"
This holocaust aftermath is one major catastrophe that should perhaps become a focus of the Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) when it holds its 45th Environment Forum on Monday, December 16 at the provincial capitol. Apart from coming up with an Action Plan for 2014, the forum will also come up with sectoral committee updates in forest, coastal and main resources, as well as swim and water, which are deemed relevant to environmental issues and climate change as a whole.
Climate change, needless to state, means poor and rich countries alike will suffer major hazards: hunger and poverty, diseases like HIV/AIDS, millions of refugees and homeless, and armed conflicts for dwindling world resources.
"Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack. I don't care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team. If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old ball game."
This is the chorus of the popular song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Created in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, the song is usually sung at the seventh-inning stretch of baseball matches in the U.S. (considered the half-time break). In view of recent news reports, I take creative liberty to reword the chorus for Ramon Paje, the intended Secretary of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Here goes:
"Take me out to the Senate. Take me out with the trash. Buy me some plastics and styrofoam. I don't care if I'm never confirmed. Let me boot, boot, boot the environment. If it's destroyed, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old DENR."
FROM THE MARCOS REGIME PERIOD. Negros Island, specifically, our province, Negros Occidental has been the focal point of human rights violations since the Marcos regime, imposed authoritarian rule by declaring martial rule in September 21, 1972.
The worse was, of course, during the period, the late Philippine dictator, imposed his authoritarian rule, citing supposed communist and NPA threats of rebellion as his major reason.
Thus, when he declared martial rule years after, soon after grave, serious human rights excesses were committed by the regime.
I wanted to stress again my suggestion here yesterday that there should be a win-win solution between Metro Safari Zoo Resort, Bacolod Baywalk and any other tourism infrastructure investors who wanted to put up business in Bacolod.
Metro Safari is a proposed resort of the famous Koi Herbal Capsule’s owner, in Alangilan.
Baywalk’s investors are affiliated with Aldrtz Pau d’Arco, at the reclamation port area.
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7693] 09185460896: Kadamo na sang abogado nga baratuhon. Ginatudlu-an lang sila sang kabutigan sang ila kriminal nga kliyente para makalusot sa kaso. Dapat pati sila i-upod sa ila kliyente nga ilupot sa karsel kon bilanggo ang sentensiya sa klyente. Bitayon man sila kon bitay ang sentensiya.
7692] 0916235...: DepEd gusto nga waay na Christmas party ang elem.kag high school pero ang field trip nga around 10k ang gina gasto per student gina pabay an lang, basi may commission man sa mga travel agency kag sa school involved? Ga ask lang ah hehe
7691] 09072115359: TRAPIK NA GUID SA HOMESITE, PASUDLAN PA GUID SANG HALIN SA BATA, TI? GUTOK EH? BAG-O NAMAN BALA MAYOR TA, PWES TANI IBALIK ANG DAAN NGA ROTA.
COMMITTED LAWYERS POSITIVE FOR NATION’S INTERESTS. The commitment and determination of committed nationalist lawyers to now ensure that human rights be upheld and promoted several steps higher, will move the nation towards nationhood and several steps higher in their commitment for human rights along several aspects.
This was what we gleaned and what had transpired during the third National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Congress in Bacolod City which took place, from November 29–December 2, last week.
The commitment of hundreds of lawyers all over the country combined with the approval of laws related to human rights under the administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III would promote the observance of all aspects of human rights and the observance of International Humanitarian Laws (IHL), which many developed societies the world over are implementing for their countries and nations.
The questions surrounding what is to become Metro Safari Resort in Barangay Alangilan in Bacolod are quite similar to the recent debacle that also, and still plague Bacolod Baywalk at the reclamation area.
Both have issue and lapses, I may say, that put the owners’ investments in a stalemate.
Is he a legislator of Bacolod City, or, perhaps a pseudo mayor as evidenced by the "DIRECTIVES" he issued last September 13, 2013?
This blatant ignorance of Councilor Carl Lopez on his mandated duties and responsibilities as a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod as certain "DIRECTIVES" saw the light of day ONLY BECAUSE of the inquiry of Capt. Benedicto A. Villarias Jr. on whether the said "DIRECTIVES" of Councilor/Mayor Carl Lopez had the concurrence/approval of the SP re: concerning "TRUCK BAN EXEMPTIONS"!
We are now really confused on WHO OR WHAT COUNCILOR CARL LOPEZ REALLY IS: A LEGISLATOR OR AN IMPOSTOR MAYOR?
His apparent arrogance and ignorance of who he is really is further aggravated by the fact that he, himself, solely, WROTE LETTER OF EXEMPTIONS ON THE TRUCK BAN without perhaps knowing the ramifications of his actions!
Last December 1 we were invited by our Prima Pining Palma vda. de Ticar to attend the blessing of the restaurant of her children John Edgar B. Javelosa and his wife Reina Ticar Javelosa.
The restaurant is La Peral Foods located at Osmeña St. Victorias City. It can be easily located as it is fronting the Roman Catholic Church in Victorias City and it is on a highway. The name is in honor of their late father Dr. Evelio G. Javelosa.
I am impressed of the decor of the restaurant. It is with class just like the Rinjin Restaurant of Geov Agustin in Bacolod.
The opening of the restaurant is one good thing for me; for everytime I have visitors we pick up at the port or the airport, we find it hard to look for a class restaurant or coffee shop in Victorias.
"Once upon a time there was a man who couldn’t find God. All the people lived on the plains and they were like people everywhere, some bad and some good. A man named John Shayo lived in the valley. He was a faithful Christian and participated in his small Armani Christian community, helping the poor and needy, especially the lepers who lived on the slope. But in the valley itself there was discord, thieves and tricksters walked about openly. There was fighting, witchcraft and lying. Finally John decided to move, saying to himself, "God isn’t here. God is the Unsurpassed Great Spirit who doesn’t like fighting and discord. He wants peace and harmonious relationships in his human family." John saw a mountain in the distance and thought, "ah, God our Great Ancestor must live up there in the quiet and peace. I will go and find God."
It took a long time, days and days, until he reached the mountain, and then he undertook the arduous climb in the burning equatorial sun. Late one day he rested by the side of the footpath. He was startled to see a bearded stranger with a staff making his way down the mountain. "Jambo!" they greeted each other. "What is the news?" John told him he was on his way up the mountain to see God the Creator and Source. The traveler said he was on his way down the mountain to live with all the people below. They talked as was the custom and parted with the greeting, "Goodbye until we meet again." As he continued his climb, John thought of the man and admired him. He spoke well. John wondered why he was going down to the valley.