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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Irregular Problems.

Criticisms are part of life. It helps you grow. I accept them because it helps me improve. However, may mga criticisms na sometimes parang below the belt na.. Nakakasakit.

Sana po wag niyong iisipin na porket irregular ako, pachill chill na lang ako, na pabaya lang ako.. Nagaaral din po ako tulad niyo. Acads-wise, busy din po ako. For example, I do cases for Doc M, self-study, group study with my fellow irregs, etc. 

Sana di niyo rin iisipin na wala akong initiative, na dahil irreg ako at maraming time, puro tambay lang. Aside from acads I also shouldered extra-curricular work since marami nga akong time. Step up lang lagi, kesa makulelat ang isang bagay.

In relation with that, sana di rin niyo iispin na I only loiter around PLM, going out of classes just because I feel like it. In truth, 100% of the time ako'y may nirurun na errands kaya ganun, or di kaya'y may mga inaasikaso akong emergency stuff. Like I said, I also shouldered some extra-curricular work..

Pasensya na po, pero oo, time management lang talaga, though minsan may nacocompromise pa din. I always strive na maagapan at magawan ng paraan yung nacompromise. 

Di po porket irreg ako, substandard lang ang output ko at di nag-sstep up at di tumutulong. Pasensya na kasi may nacompromise, after all, I'm not Superman, can't do everything at once but I always strive and aim to fix it..

Pero sige, kahit nakaksakit na at parang below the belt, tanggap lang ng tanggap..

Just my 2 cents. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Warning to the Government

Our elected officials bypassed the needs of the people and of the country by first pursuing their own needs. The 10-B pesos pork barrel scam proved just that. 

In the light of this scandal, it is time that we rise up and rattle the government for CHANGE.

"People shouldn't be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their PEOPLE" - V for Vendetta, 2004. 

You see, we, the people of the Philippines, have POWER -- a power to strike at the hearts of our government officials. They should fear us because it is we the masses who are most aware of their shady dealings and bullshit. We, the masses, have the power to tear them down.

You government officials should wake up and heed our call. We may not be as rich as you filthy bastards swimming in pork barrel funds but together we all will ensure that our parents' hard earned money are not put into your pockets for your own uses.

The taxes that our parents and the masses pay should go to the proper media. The government has money; President AbNoy's 1 trillion pork budget and the 10-B scam proved just that. We could have had better roads, better communications, more houses, less damage in times of calamities, more jobs for the people, a stronger military force, a better healthcare and education system, and the list just goes on. 

Don't you officials feel sad or angered that YOU YOURSELVES are the reason behind why our country can't move forward? The list I provided above is achievable had the peoples' money been channeled properly. But no, we continue to suffer, and you bastards still dare breathe the same air as us?

THE FILIPINO PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER. You government officials are put there in SERVICE for a reason. Or maybe, you do not even know what Service means. Oh, no, wait, most of you were put there JUST FOR THE POWER and MONEY. Shame, in all of most of you, 35+ years of living, children as young as 6 know BETTER THAN YOU OFFICIALS what it means to serve and can probably do YOUR jobs better than YOU all do. Shame on you, PNoy. You claim "Tuwid na Daan" but what is this? 

One day, I swear to God, the people will pull you all down and bring you all to justice. Yes, laugh all you want but THIS POST SERVES AS A THREAT AND A WARNING TO ALL OF YOU IN THE GOVERNMENT. The websites targeted, the Million Man March... these are all just the beginning. Fear us.

Just my 2 cents!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PLM CMSC Donation Drive (Bagyong Maring)

Good day everyone! 

Owing to the onslaught of the Tropical Storm Maring this past few days, many of our fellow kababayan were unfortunately displaced, with some losing their homes because of floods, strong winds, and whatnot.

In line with this, we, the PLM College of Medicine Student Council, in partnership with the different organizations within our college [MARSF, MUS, BMS, PMS, LiKaS, CMC, ComDRS], would be holding a donation drive.

You may bring your donations to the following points on Friday, August 23, 2013, from 8am to 5pm or Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 8am to 12NNN:

If you're near/in PLM:
Gusaling Bagatsing, College of Medicine Student Council Office, 2nd Floor Med Lobby

If you're near/in Ospital ng Maynila [FRIDAY ONLY]:
Academic Building Lobby, Ground Floor 

For more details, you may refer to this image or you may add the CMSC Facebook account here. You may also contact me at 0915-1913719
Thank you! 

Special thanks to the organizations whose logos appear in this poster. Also special thanks to Mr. Julien Torio, our CMSC Auditor, for designing this.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Not Superman

As much as I can, I try to balance my Academics with my extra-curriculars. Though irregular, I do Cases for Doc M and advance in Clinical Subjects. On top of that I'm the leader of two research groups (Biochem, FCM), and I'm part of the trans groups for the previous two mentioned subjects, being the leader for FCM trans too. Besides all these, I have extra-curricular work as well. 

I find it cool that I manage to keep myself busy, sane and productive all at the same time while learning, doing service to others and enjoying life. However, things do go wrong, as they sometimes will. You see, too much can kill, as they say.

I know that I can't do everything and fix every mistake that happens. I will be bound to commit errors that would affect many things. However, I would still take full responsibility for whatever happens. Gaun talaga eh. Ganun yung tama, you can't escape your problems, so be part of the solution instead.

I'm not Superman. I can't speed through the day finishing everything in time for dinner. After all, I'm only human. I guess that's why I prefer to be the Dark Knight instead, capable of superhuman feats yet susceptible to succumb to his human side. I see myself in him more than in the Man of Steel.

Maybe I just need to take things slow, and focus on each task one at a time. Maybe I should also not be too shy to ask for help. Batman, though thinking of himself as a solo hero, has family and friends around him... and so do I. :)

Upon realizing all these, I pondered and said to myself, "What a beautiful life I live in". Many problems, many trials, probably may succeed in breaking me sometimes, yet each time, never failing to make me stronger than ever.   

Just my 2 cents!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 3: We still have no order

It's day 3. Maybe too early to judge for improvements, but then this is what I saw when I went to the terminal to get a ride home:

Confusing; People were rushing around because the whole terminal is a labyrinth of humans and buses.

We were told to wait in this line. This is bullshit. No buses parked here. We were standing here for almost 2 hours.

A huge wave of people; I never expected it to be this large.

The terminal is jampacked; EVERYONE IS SERIOUSLY CONFUSED. People switching lines here and there. What a warzone.

Can't emphasize JAM-PACKED enough.

I took a video after taking this picture; People were fighting because so many were cutting queues. Discipline was lost.

Well. That kind of sums up the Terminal's Day 3. I do not honestly know whether there has been improvements as this is my own first time to get a ride in this terminal. Day 3 proved to me how much broken the system was - People cutting queues, MMDA Marshals as confused as the passengers themselves, buses clogging up Macapagal Blvd. and the entrance to the terminal, a pickpocket was caught and the lines not moving because people flock an incoming bus such that those who were waiting in line can't even ride. The Marshals couldn't (or wouldn't?) do anything about it.

What pissed me off the most was that the MMDA Marshals told us to wait at the Bay 1 (for Bacoor and Imus Passengers), then telling us that those going to Bacoor and Imus weren't supposed to wait there since there are many buses that ply through Talaba, SM Bacoor and Imus. So what then is the purpose of this signboard:

The MMDA itself did not even follow what it said. What a waste of taxpayers' money.

Day 3. More improvement needed. 

Just my 2 cents!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

To fix a clog

The MMDA has recently opened a new Interim Terminal at the old Uniwide Coastal Mall. It aims to decongest the traffic jam of EDSA and Roxas Boulevard. Good plans, actually. However, there were overlooked problems.
Rain + the new scheme = EPIC TRAFFIC at Coastal Road.
For one, many commuters were caught unaware with the new scheme. I, for example, had to figure out (and I still am doing so at the moment) a new way to get home and get to PLM/Manila on time. It seems that even the registered UV Express vans were affected and are being supposedly "captured" by enforcers. My usual 50php, 1 ride commute to Manila may now be increased, with several rides before getting to my destination. Not very efficient IMO.
Understandable that the aim is to ease traffic flow; however, commuters coming from Cavite, Laguna and other south side provinces are now probably wondering how to get to Manila, since, Cavitenos for example, provincial buses are now limited to the Interim Terminal. 
Another problem is how the jeepneys made Coastal Road-Roxas Blvd. look like a free-for-all passenger terminal. It caused heavy traffic at the end of the Coastal-Northbound Road. The buses were also clogging up at the D. Macapagal Blvd-MIA Rd. It caused much frustration to those coming from the south side, with many commuters getting delayed with appointments and such. 
Also, the issue of the transport fares is dragged here because, in truth, commuters have to readjust not only their commuting budget but also their physical selves to adapt to this new scheme. 
To be fair, I can see the honest intentions of the MMDA Chair Tolentino. However, it seems, as my sis Myka said, that the plan was kind of rushed head-on without appropriate planning to address possible problems and to minimize these. We are all hoping, however, that the scheme would soon be reorganized and that soon enough, the flow of traffic and commuting problems such as transport fees would be smoother and easier.
Still, though I really, really am pissed off, kudos to MMDA for trying. More planning and brainstorming, though! 
Just my 2 cents!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Endure, because that's the point.

"Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice."

When we do something right, it is either people praise you, or they won't say anything. It is only when something is wrong that they suddenly all become noisy. I admit, that's true and I'm guilty of that. It's because we are all humans and we always take note the mistakes of others in comparison to our own.

My brod once said "People will always have something to say.". It's true. No matter what you say or do, be it none of their business, people will always have something to say. My blog is an example, I guess, politics-wise. 

I don't know. I feel down. I know I haven't done anything wrong but as I posted a while back, some people are always bound to be dragged into issues unknowingly and unwillingly. Kumbaga, may mga nadadamay. That's life. You can't always expect good things; you can't always escape pain. That's not the only thing, though. Many issues in the world, you see. 

But will that stop us, stop me, from doing what has to be done? Alam ko yung tamang gawain eh. Dapat bang ako'y bumigay na lang? Hayaan na't sige, gawin na rin ang ginagawa ng karamihan. If you can't beat them, join them? NOPE.

I'd rather be an outcast. Just because something went wrong, is that enough to resort to underhand tactics and kapit sa patalim style? I don't think so. It doesn't mean na, "wala eh, may mali na, hayaan na naten. Mali na ako, sige, tanggapin ko na lang wala na akong gagawin na solution.". Hell, WE are supposed to find SOLUTIONS to the problem. If we can't find a solution, we are merely being part of the problem.

And that's the thing: So many problems lately. I know the solution but I'm holding back because I don't want to hurt anyone. Well, unfortunately, I realized that doing that would hurt more, actually. It's time to move out of the comfort zone. Time for me to endure what others would say when I present the solutions. 

Endure, because that's the point: IF YOU CAN bring change and do what's right, then no matter what they say, it's always up to you to make the right choice, because only YOU CAN.

And oh, yes, I'm Batman.

Just my 2 cents!