DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo (1958-2012)

After two days of intense search and rescue operations following a plane crash, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo has been found dead.

An emotional DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas announced the development Tuesday morning. He noted President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III personally called Robredo’s wife to convey the sad news.

We say goodbye to DILG Secretary and fellow LaSallian Jesse Manalastas Robredo (May 27, 1958 РAugust 18, 2012)


Celebrating 100 likes – Thank you!

Today we celebrate our simple milestone as we’ve reached hundred likes as of August 2012. This is not possible without you guys. Thank you so muuuuch! Love you all. Lets keep this page keep on going. See you all as we reach the 200 mark and more. I know a hundred is not much but to me it mean a lot. Thank you again. ūüôā


Prince Pabellano

Saludo kami sa inyo Team Philippines!

The leanest Philippine Olympic delegation of eleven athletes is now in London. They are determined to bring honor to the country against tall odds. Here are the eleven Filipino Olympians for the 2012 London Olympic Games:

Mark Anthony Barriga, 19, in lightflyweight boxing, is from Panabo City, Davao del Norte

He was the first Filipino to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. He won the gold medal in the Sydney Jackson Memorial in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He qualified during the 2012 World Championships in Azerbaijan.

Marestella Torres, 32, in long jump, is from San Jose, Negros Oriental

She is a four-time SEA Games long jump defending champion. She also won the long jump during the 2009 Asian Athletics and silver in the 2005 Asian Athletics championship. Torres was an Olympian in 2008 at Beijing.

Rene Herrera, 33, in 5000-m run, is from Guimaras

He is a five-time SEA Games defending champion and ranks 8th in Asia in 5000 meters and 3000-m steeplechase.

Jasmine Alkhaldi, 19, in 100m freestyle swimming, is from Paranaque City

She won 3 gold medals in the 2011 Southeast Asian Age Group Championships. She qualified to the Olympics by universality through her best time in the world championships. During the 2010 Singapore National Age Group Championships, she won 2 bronze medals.

Rachel Cabral, 27, in archery is from Tuguegarao, Cagayan

She qualified for the Olympics by placing 6th in her group during the World Archery Championships in Ogden, Utah.

Jesse King Lacuna, 18, in 200-m freestyle swimming, is from Pulilan, Bulacan

He won 6 gold medals in the 2nd Philippine National Games. He qualified for the Olympics through his best time in the 2011 World Championships.

Tomohiko Aldaba Hoshina, 25, in superheavyweight judo is a Fil-Japanese whose mother is from Bulacan and now living in Japan

He garnered 27 ranking points in the 2011 World Judo Championships and among the 20 Asians to qualify for the Olympics. He won the silver medal in the 2007 SEA Games.

Brian Rosario, 29, in skeet shooting is from Manila

He is the best Filipino skeet shooter, and he qualified during the 2011 Sydney Wold Cup Series. He is a minimum shooter at the Italian World Cup of Shotgun and a 2005 SEA Games double gold medalist.

Hidilyn Diaz, 21, in weightlifting (58 kgs.), is from Zamboanga City

She is ranked 9th in the world and was given a wild card entry in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She won a bronze medal in the 2007 SEA Games and won 2 golds and one silver in the Asian Youth Championships. She will be the Philippine flag bearer during the opening ceremonies.

Daniel Manabat Caluag, 25, in BMX Cycling, was born in Bulacan but is now living in the United States

He is among the top 60 riders in the world. He participated in the UCI BMX world championships.

Mark Javier, 31, in archery, is from Dumaguete City

During the 2006 Asian Games he landed 9th place in the individual category. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics he finished his ranking round with a total of 654 points. He qualified for the Olympics during the World Archery Championships in Ogden, Utah.

Athletes who would bring home medals will receive monetary incentives from the national government under the Incentives Act. The incentives will be P5 million each for gold medal winners, P2.5 million each for silver winners and P1 million each for bronze medal winners. 

To all our athletes competing in the London Olympics, do your best and make our country proud.  At the end of the games, I hope you gain friends and experience which will encourage you to succeed in the future. Kami ay nakasuporta sa inyo hanggang sa huli. God bless at Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino!




Hey paps, you ROCK!

For all things you’ve lead me through and taught me

And for promising me that you will never leave me

Through and through you’ve shown me the ropes

Helping me in anything and everything I face

Everyday you’re there for me by simply calling your name

Rarely do I get to thank you enough. So on this special day, I do exactly that.

Thank you for being my father!

…and now I offer to you this poem by Debbie Bennett. Hope you like it!

my folks that support my passion

The Perfect Father

The Perfect Father
who accepts you
the perfect father
who protects you

The perfect father
what will you do?
but believe in him
and accept Him too

The perfect Father
who gave His life
The perfect Father
is found in Jesus Christ

The perfect Father
who knows your name
The perfect father
who will remain

The perfect Father
who lovingly guides
who wants to lead you
like a shepherd
and walk
by your side

The perfect Father
who listens and holds
The perfect Father
who gently consoles

The perfect Father
who changes you
by his Love and his kindness
and acceptance too

The perfect Father
who understands
This perfect Father
became a man

So that you could come
to personally know Him
and know there is a Father
who is out there my friend

There is a Father
who exist, your not dreaming

He’s looking for you
while your searching for Him

He’s found in Jesus Christ

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life
no one comes to the father except through me’
(The Holy Bible) John 14: 6

Debbie Bennett
Thank you paps…¬†

Maligayang ika-114th na Araw ng Kalayaan Pilipinas!

In the¬†Republic of the Philippines,¬†Independence Day¬†(Filipino:¬†Araw ng Kasarinlan; also¬†Araw ng Kalayaan, lit. “Day of Freedom”) is an annual¬†national holiday¬†observed on 12 June, commemorating the¬†Philippine Declaration of Independence¬†from¬†Spain¬†on 12 June 1898. It is the country’s¬†National Day. [source]

Pare, kaya mo ‘yan


Magandang umaga kaibigan, ika”y puyat nanaman

Hindi makatulog, hindi mapakali

Anong bumabagabag sayo’t hindi ka mapalagay

Marahil siya nanaman ang dahilan ng mga matang mapupungay

Oo, hindi, pwede. Ito ba’y pinoy henyo?

Ikaw ay maghunusdili hijo, pagusapan natin ito

Normal lang na siya ay iyong iyakan, ngunit ang sarili ay wag pahirapan

 Tandaan mo na ang labis na pag-iisip ay masama sa katawan

Ano nga ang gumugulo sayo kaibigan, pwede mo kaming lapitan

Baka ikaw ay aming matulungan at maibsan ang problemang nararamdaman

Ganyan talaga ang pag-ibig

Papagurin ang iyong isipan at bubutasin ang iyong tiyan

Alam mo, Ikaw din naman ang may kasalanan

Kung bakit ka nagkaka-ganyan

‚ÄúI‚Äôll miss you like crazy‚ÄĚ ¬†tuloy ang iyong kinahantungan

Hindi ko maintindihan sayo kung bakit mo nagawa ang bagay na iyan

Nasayo na ang dream girl mo, pinakawalan mo pa

Sa ginawa mong ‚Äėyun akala mo cool ka

Marahil labis-labis ang iyong pagsisisi ngayon

Dahil maaaring hindi na natin maibabalik ang kahapon

Ang aking maipapayo sayo ay ganito

Sa susunod na umibig, temptasyon ay iwasan at

Mahalin ang sinta ng lubusan

Upang hindi na muling maranasan ang lungkot at panghihinayang

Hindi pa huli ang lahat, may magagawa ka pa

“Habang may buhay may pag-asa”

Ika nga ni kuya Kim, “Weather-weather lang yan”

Pare 1: O, Sya alis na ako, baka ako ay mahuli

Pare 2: Salamat sa oras at payo pare

Saan nga pala ang iyong gawi?

Pare 1: Susunduin ang X mo



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