Yesterday afternoon found John Lloyd and Shaina visiting the Maximum Security Bilibid Prison with us. They sat in our Creative Writing class, recited, and brought a late noche buena feast for our Rock the Rehas students.
One inmate recalled that John Lloyd had played a role before in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (a TV show) — and it was that of Raymond Narag, a co-defendant of the UP frat boys inside. The UP boys have been our organizers of events that help out their fellow-inmates these past 5 years. (Narag was subsequently acquitted.)
So all in the room looked at each other in amazement, part sadness, part amusement, and some awe at how the world doth turn. (Gang Badoy, 31 Dec 2011)
Rock Ed Relief will be shipping today’s cargo of undies+money for H20 this a.m. SO we declare today (Tues, 27th) the team’s postponed Xmas DAY OFF. Bukas ulit! Off to see some sky! Maraming salamat po.
Hindi sila nagfa-fanfare pero grabe ang daming natulong nina Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon, John Lloyd, Panjee, Dale at maraming marami pa! Sila yung UNANG UNANG nag padala ng seed money for us to send the first batch of water to CDO and food to Iligan.
Wag hihirit on grandstanding dahil AKO yung nagpo-post nito kasi KAILANGANG MAGPASALAMAT!
PS: Nagpadala sila nung first night - right when I SMS’d so water was delivered the very next morning. And bec they responded so fast - the guys of Rock Ed Iligan felt braver to do the work that they’re doing.
I am obviously not thanking just for the money (or per se) I am thanking them for the speedy response! Dahil doon, MARAMING TUMAPANG. Isa na ako doon. So thank you thank you thank you.
Rock Ed Relief Ops Coordinator
TONIGHT ROCK ED RADIO is back (sort of) ON AIR!
JAMCENTRAL, an emergency broadcast with Lambert Cruz!
We’re consolidating relief ops info/ data/ health survival tips, a bit of science. YOUR updates and questions. TUNE IN! (before we get kicked out again)
PS: We’re also interviewing Pres Comm Group’s USec Manuel L. Quezon III and ASec Abi Valte. TONIGHT 9pm on JAM 88.3.
Listen online www.jam883.fm” —Jam 88.3 FM
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As PAL is still primarily a passenger airline and this is the Christmas
peak season, we limit this special accommodation to high value relief goods
¤ water purifying tablets and equipment
¤ broad spectrum antibiotics and medicines for respiratory tract infections
¤ topical anti-fungus preparations, scabicides, pediculosides
¤ solar or battery powered lighting/charging and communication devices
¤ light weight thermal blankets
¤ dehydrated or so-called “READY MEALS” (NO INSTANT NOODLES, SARDINES,
RICE—all of which are readily available near the calamity stricken area or
in contiguous unaffected provinces)
¤ new underwear for all ages
¤ personal hygiene products such as sanitary napkins, infant diapers
¤ regular soap and shampoo, toothpaste (not upscale brands like Olay or
Nuskin that might end up on the black market or be diverted)
We are not prioritizing used clothing over the above as there is still a
lot of this available around Mindanao that could be more economically
transported by land. Toys, candy, inspirational books, religious tracts
would also not be prioritized over the above. To reiterate, we discourage
the sending of instant noodles (very bulky) and sardines as such foodstuffs
are still very much available around Mindanao. We do not accept rice,
juice or drinking water and juice for the same forgoing reasons.
For auditing purposes, we deal only with established and reputable
non-profit organizations. If your items are among those we consider high
value relief goods, please email me the SEC registration or website and
complete contact information for both the sending and receiving
organizations, and a general description of the contents of each box, the
number of boxes, and the weight in kilos per box.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
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I have learned SO much from “I told you so” moments. It would sting but -my god— I learned! So that pamewang “I told you so” of friends and parents and political analysts are HELPFUL in the long run. Masyado lang tayong yumabang kaya akala natin hindi okey ang masabihan nito. Only when an “I told you so” has ego in it - then it becomes useless - you cannot dish out or take an “I told you so” with ego, it kills the phrase’s ability to teach. My older siblings’ “I told you so’s” were my best teachers growing up. I embrace them all now. As you should, punk. Wag kang mayabang. Hindi ka ganon ka-galing, pero gagaling ka pa - kung mawala yang yabang mo ng konti.
Ang mayabang hindi nakikinig. Ang hindi nakikinig hindi na gumagaling.
My British friend asked, “So your Congress impeached a Chief Justice whom they say shouldn’t have been appointed in the first place & they found other grounds? Wow you guys are in bad shape.”
Di ko alam kung babatukan ko siya o hahagulgol.