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Mga Tala ng Aking Buhay - ni Gregoria de Jesus

Mga Tala ng Aking Buhay ni Gregoria de Jesus
Alay kay G. Jose P. Santos na siyang humiling na sulatin ko ang aking kabuhayan.
Ako'y si Gregoria de Jesus, taong tunay dito sa bayang Kalookan, lalawigan ng Rizal. Isinilang ako ng araw ng Martes, ika-9 ng Mayo ng taong 1875, sa pook na pinagbaunan ng libolibong sandatang ginamit sa himagsikan at pinagdausan din naman ng kasunduan ng mga punong naghimagsik bago lumabas ng bayan, lugar na tinatawag na Daang Baltazar noong araw at ngayo'y P. Zamora, blg. 13. Ang ama ko'y si Nicolas de Jesus, taong tunay din sa bayang ito na ang hanapbuhay ay Maestro de Obra ng Catero Carpentero at isa sa naghawak ng ilang tungkulin noong panahon ng kastila, naging teniente segundo, teniente mayor at gobernadorsilyo. Ang ina ko ay si Baltazara Alvarez Francisco na tagabayang Nobeleta, lalawigan ng Kabite, pamangkin ni Heneral Mariano Alvarez ng Magdiwang sa Kabite na siyang unang gumalaw ng himagsikan sa nasabing lalawigan.
Ako'y nag-aral sa P…

copy of sample ballot, barangay election

This is a copy of sample ballot for Barangay Election 2010. Three columns in a short bond paper (8 1/2" x 11"). In one ream, 500 x 6 copies, will produce 3,000 sample ballots.

The copy above is the sample ballot for Barangay Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City.

Top 12 Proposals to Plastic Law

(Excerpted from an Inquirer news, Sept. 30, 2010 entitled ‘Major, major’: Death by Plastic by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo)

EcoWaste recently sought out proposals regarding the plastics problem from its partner groups. Proposals came from Buklod Tao, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Kinaiyahan Foundation, Miss Earth Foundation, Mother Earth Foundation, Philippine Earth Justice Center and Zero Waste Philippines.

Here are the top 12 proposals that they want included in the plastics law.

1. Ban the practice of giving free plastic bags to consumers in all commercial establishments.

2. Impose a plastic bag environmental tax or levy.

3. Prohibit the use of plastic bags (i.e., thin-film, single-use plastic bags) as banderitas (fiesta buntings).

4. Phase out and eventually ban plastic sando bags.

5. Bar the importation of plastic bags and…

Top 15 Most Populated Countries in the World

Top 15 Most Populated Countries in the World


As of 2010, the Philippines were the 12th most populous country in the world, among nations such as:

1. China: 1,330,044,605
2. India: 1,147,995,898
3. United States: 303,824,646
4. Indonesia: 237,512,355
5. Brazil: 191,908,598
6. Pakistan: 167,762,040
7. Bangladesh: 153,546,901
8. Russia: 140,702,094
9. Nigeria: 138,283,240
10. Japan: 127,288,419
11. Mexico: 109,955,400
12. Philippines: 92,681,453
13. Vietnam: 86,116,559
14. Germany: 82,369,548
15. Egypt: 81,713,517

Differences between Metro Manila, Greater Manila and Mega Manila

Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila, Kamaynilaan) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 cities—namely Manila itself, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Parañaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela—and the municipality of Pateros.

Greater Manila generally refers to the contiguous urbanization surrounding Metro Manila. Greater Manila spills into the neighboring provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga and Batangas. Greater Manila hugs Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in Luzon. Mega Manila corresponds to Greater Manila, but it is a specifically defined term but neither of its two definitions, the looser nor the stricter one, offer any sub-provincial granularity. This is important because not a…

An Open Letter to Noynoy ~ national artist F. Sionil Jose

Dear Noynoy,
You are now swamped with suggestions and advice, but just the same, I hope you’ll have time to read what this octogenarian has to say.
You were not my choice in the last election but since our people have spoken, we must now support you and pray that you prevail. But first, I must remind you of the stern reality that your drumbeaters ignore: you have no noble legacy from your forbears. It is now your arduous job to create one yourself in the six years that you will be the single most powerful Filipino. Six years is too short a time — the experience in our part of the world is that it takes at least one generation — 25 years — for a sick nation to recover and prosper. But you can begin that happy process of healing.
Bear in mind that the past weighs heavily on all of us because of the many contradictions in it that we have not resolved, whose resolutions would strengthen us as a nation. This past is now your burden, too. Let us start with the fact that your grandfather col…