Sunday Stealing#68

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Lucy at the blog The Smallest Smallholding. She states that she was tagged by her friend Amy at the blog Turn to the Music. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Meme About Me, Myself and I

1. What inspires you to blog?
Initially, it was just the potential additional income. Later on, I realized that I really like to write and blogging is my way of doing it.

2. What’s the best thing about blogging, for you?
I gained friends, honed my writing skills and learned new things.

3. What is your favourite book of all time?
Too many to choose. I do like books written by Robert Ludlum (Bourne series), James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks. I also have the complete set of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and am trying to complete the Harry Potter books.

4. It’s 9pm and for some reason you’ve been hungry all day, despite the three square meals. What do you rustle up?
Milk and biscuits.

5. Who are three of your style icons?
Madonna, Beyonce and whoever that comes to my fancy at the moment.

6. What’s your current favourite song/piece of music?
South Korean singer Hwangbo's new single, I'm Still Beautiful and Bruno Mars' Just The Way You Are.

7. What is the last book you read?
I just finished The Bourne Legacy by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader last night.

8. What is your current favourite recipe?
Filipino dish of Kare-kare.

9. Who or what first inspired you to set up your own blog?
It was an officemate-blogger, Abby.

10. What object could you not live without?
Water and air.

11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Just here and hopefully; still healthy, still able to travel and do the things I still want to do. I also hope that I would be able to fulfill some of my dreams/goals.

12. Who or what made you into the person you are today?
Faith in God, my parents, hardwork and discipline.

13. What have your learned from blogging?
That the internet has a lot of things to learn from and I can actually meet new friends just by blogging.

14. Knowing what you know now, what knowledge would you pass on to your past self?
Keep the faith, keep working.

15. Sunday roasts - lunchtime or evening meal?
It's lunchtime mostly.

16. What has been your best blogging-related experience so far?
I was able to attend a blogging summit the other year and I was able to earn some money that eventually helped me in my financial needs.


Happy Halloween!


PhotoHunt#112 Dark

The day was drawing to a close and dark was taking over. There was something eerie in the dark with just the gas lamps lighting the way. I stayed close to our group, wary of something that might be unknown. Photos were taken at Tribung K'Mindanawan.



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Am stressing right now...no thanks to my silly multi-tasking. I am watching ABS-CBN4's Magkaribal (Angel Aquino as Vera is the ultimate b**ch...The girl got steel fangs and claws, big ones!) and I am also trying to catch some plane fare promo from AirPhil Express all at the same time! Ugh! My neck is hurting. One second, neck shift to left to watch Magkaribal..another second, neck shift to front to catch the plane fare promo.

The good news? Got some good deals from AirPhil! Awwrrgh..I have yet to receive my am-dying-while-waiting bonus and it's already spent. Never the mind. I want to travel so travel I got for next year.

Stress for now..destress for next year. LOL!


Litratong Pinoy#113 Ingay (Noise)



Maingay, makulay, masaya at magulo.Taun-taon, yan ang makikita mo tuwing piyesta ng Kadayawan. Taun-taon, mas dumarami ang nakikisaya. Kitakita tayo ulit sa susunod na taon, ha?!

Noisy, colorful, fun and chaotic. Every year, that's what people see during Kadayawan Festival. Every  year, the number of partygoers increased. See you next year again!


Outdoor#8 Climbing Trees, Playing Tennis


We were playing tennis and they were gathering firewood and used plasticwares on the other side of the tennis court fence. They were noisy while taking a break from their task. When I took a peek, I saw them climbing the trees lining up the tennis court fence. They were having a contest on who can climb the fastest and the highest among those trees.



Ruby Tuesday#71 Davao Fruits

I was trying not to get bored while we were waiting for our groupmates to arrive at our assembly place for our public market photoshoot. So, I shoot some pictures and I saw this...


This is what Davao City is mostly known for. Its food especially its fruits. This one is the pomelo. Juicy, sweet and sometimes sour-tangy. We prefer it dipped in salt.

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Pacquiao vs Margarito

Barely a month into his boxing match against Margarito, people are still wondering if Manny Pacquiao can still make another history. Busy with other endeavors...lawmaker, singer, basketball player and etc., Manny has a lot in his hands. I'm still rooting for Pacquiao though and I'm already looking for Pacquiao vs Margarito free live streaming nowadays. I just hope that Pacquiao keeps his focus from here and onwards to the bout day. Go, Manny Pacquiao!


PhotoHunt#111 Orange

We had our food photography workshop a few weeks ago. We were told to use RAW for our photos for easy editing. I brought two cameras with me and I decided to use just JPEG for my Canon and on the other hand, use the RAW setting for my Canon DSLR EOS550D.

This photo was taken by my Canon G10.


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Sexy Halloween Costumes

I was riding the jeepney on my way home the other night. There were three girls talking about what they will wear on their coming office Halloween party. One thing is common among their wishes, they wanted some sexy Halloween costumes. I was thinking, whatever happened to just cute, fun, or just really scary Halloween costumes. It seems that younger people prefer sexy things on anything. Nothing wrong with it but somehow, I find it overboard sometimes.


Litratong Pinoy#112 Tahimik (Silence)

No traffic, no smoke, there are no other noise except that of the waves, no questioning clients and no telephone or cellphone that ring from time to time. Surely, it's an incredible to feel the silence even just for awhile.

Walang trapik, walang usok, walang kung anong ingay kundi ang ingay ng alon, walang kliyenteng nagtatanong at walang telepono o cellphone na maya-maya'y kumakanta. Masarap sigurado ang pakiramdam kung ganyan ka-tahimik kahit paminsan lang.

Kuha ang litrato sa kalagitnaan ng dagat ng Caramoan Peninsula.



Conditional Grade On CPA 2010 Board Examination

Somebody I know got the conditional grade from the 2010 CPA Board Exam this week. I only knew of the deferred result but not of the conditional result. Curious, I had to ask himwhat does conditional grade means.

The answer: The conditional grade means that an examinee with ‘conditional’ grade will be required to take the removal examination of certain subjects on another scheduled date and time. It may on the next board exam schedule or on the scheduled date and time indicated by the Professional Regulation and Commission.

As for the one who got his conditional grade, my prayers are with him in getting the ‘passed’ grade.

Outdoor Wednesday#7 Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur

Traveling to Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur was a dream come true for me. Not only that, it was one of the most beautiful places I've been fortunate to visit. I've been hearing and reading about the place for quite a long time before I got a chance to visit the peninsula with some friends last year. Here's one of the photos I took from one of the islands around Caramoan.



Ruby Tuesday#70 Wanted: Lifeguard


The gate caught my attention. Why was it there? I can't even find the lifeguard. Perhaps it was his breaktime and those buoys were for those who wanted to play lifeguard while he was having his siesta.

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October 2010 Philippine CPA Board Exam Results

A friend keeps reminding me to check the October 2010 Philippine CPA Board Exam Results nowadays. I told her that it would take months to get the results for the exam. Interestingly, she said that the results will come out two weeks after the exam. So, if my calculation is right, the October 2010 list of new CPA's will come out sometime this week. 

I heard from the office grapevine that there are at least two colleagues who took the October 2010 Philippine CPA Board Exam. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them. We sorely need the vitality of new accountants in our company.


Typhoon Juan Is Coming

As Typhoon Juan (international name: Typhoon Megi) is coming strong as supertyphoon to the Philippines, let us all pray for our country and countrymen. I really hope and pray that Typhoon Ondoy and Typhoon Peping will not happen again.

Sunday Stealing#67 Another 50 Questions Meme, Part Two

Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Nigel Vanstone at Away for a Bit. Nigel explains that he was tagged to do the meme, but does not credit the blogger. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. He promised to post the next 25 questions and he came though. We know some are the most common questions ever, but overall we hope that you'll enjoy Nigel one more time! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
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Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part Two Indeed!

26. Do you like someone?
Yes, I do.

27. The last song you listened to?
It's A Lonely Road, it's playing on a neighbor's radio right  now.

28. What time of day were you born?
It was past 10 in the evening.

29. What’s your favorite number?
They are 7, 8

30. Where did you live in 1987?
Same area but  not the same house.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't think so. I am not Kate Moss or Angelina Jolie.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
At home, having dinner.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Bang the machine hoping that it will spit out money. If not, find the operator and complain.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
In some ways, yes but I am a work in progress.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
Chinese (I studied it when I was in elementary) and Spanish (I studied it during college days).

38. Would you move for the person you loved?

39. Are you touchy feely?
Not much.

40. What’s your life motto?
Seize the moment. Life is adventure.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
My clothes, my intellect and my spirit.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?
Davao City, Palawan and Sydney.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
I paid for my tennis balls last night.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Just a few weeks ago, I sent a postcard to someone.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
He's married.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
I only know about my grandparents. I hope I can know more beyond.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
Can't remember. It has been ages.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

50. Have you been burned by love?
Oh yes. It was a hard lesson to learn.


PhotoHunt#110 Miniature

I took this photo of miniature exhibit of people and buildings inside South Carolina State Museum. The museum is housed in the historic Columbia Mill textile building.



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Top Gun Sequel

So, I heard that there'll be a Top Gun Sequel in the works right now. I am just so happy to hear about that and it'll be interesting to see Tom Cruise in it after several years from the first one. I can almost see my friend now shouting her lungs off while watching him on screen. Tom Cruise's popularity started in the movie, Top Gun. He played fighter pilot, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. It was there that girls started to swoon over him, including moi. From that movie, Tom Cruise became the top gun among the lead actors in the US.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this movie.


Can We Do It?

As I watch the Chile Mine Rescue unfold on the internet for the past few weeks, I could not help but admire the very people who persevered to get the Chile miners alive. Not only that, it’s just so amazing to see how faith in God, a little bit of humor, tons of discipline and some show of solidarity could go really a long, long way.

According to the mine experts, the Chile mine rescue operation was unprecedented in its difficulty and the subsequent sophisticated instruments used to extract the miners. In my own country, I wonder if we can do it. Not only the high-tech equipments needed for the rescue operation but also the solidarity and determination that the Chile people had shown to the world.

Can we do it? I do hope so.


Litratong Pinoy#111 Pribado (Private)

There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines and I dream of owning one of them for private use of my family and friends. But until now, the powers of my pocket cannot afford it and so it remains a dream.

Pilipino: May 7,107 isla ang Pilipinas at pangarap ko na isa sa mga islang ito ay maging akin, para sa pribadong gamit ng pamilya at ng mga kaibigan. Kaso nga lang, hindi kaya ng powers ng aking bulsa kaya hanggang ngayon, pangarap pa rin siya.


When I took a vacation along with my friends in Pangasinan last year, this dream came true, for a day only.

Only three islands of more than a hundred islands in Lingayen Gulf can only be developed into public resorts which take alot of visitors. The rest of the islands are undeveloped and uninhabited and those were the places where we stayed long and treated those islands as privately ours even just for a few hours. The feeling was just good!

Nang magbakasyon ako kasama ang mga kaibigan sa Pangasinan noong nakaraang taon, ang pangarap kong ito ay nagkatutuo, ng isang araw nga lang.

Tatlo lang sa mahigit isang daang isla ng Gulpo ng Lingayen ang pwdeng pagtayuan ng pampublikong paliguan o resort na siya namang pinupuntahan ng karamihan. Ang ibang isla naman ay walang katau-tao at walang kabahayan. Doon kami nagtagal at itinuring naming parang aming pribadong isla ang mga iyon kahit ilang oras lang. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam!


These islands are part of the Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan.

Ang mga islang ito ay parte ng Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan.


Outdoor Wednesday#6 Weston Lake, Columbia

We were supposed to go boating but we came in too late for the day. Still, I found the place beautiful and serene. Just the way I like it. This is Weston Lake of Ft. Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.



It would be nice to go back to this place again and try the boats.


Ruby Tuesday#69 Red Chair and Red Pillows

I've always loved going in trade fairs. Not only the products being sold there are cheaper but they are also unique and of export quality. I saw these pillows during the Kadayawan Trade Fair last August. I wanted to take them home along with that rocking chair. I wish..I wish..

Can you believe that rocking chair is made of bamboo? Yes, it is.



Sunday Stealing#66 Another 50 Questions Meme, Part One (perhaps!)

Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Nigel Vanstone at Away for a Bit. Nigel explains that he was tagged to do the meme, but does not credit the blogger. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. He promises to post the next 25 questions, soon. If he writes them by next Saturday, we will complete his meme. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
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Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part One (perhaps)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Am getting older.

2. How much cash do you have on you?
None, I just woke up.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

4. Favorite planet?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Madonna...oops, no! Beyonce...oops, not really! It's actually, Fernando, one of my high school classmates.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
A South Korean technodance pop song entitled Let Me by DJ Koo.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Now? It's an old sleepless shirt.

8. Do you label yourself?

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?
Am wearing slippers right now but I wore a Converse Chuck Taylor rubber shoes yesterday.

10. Bright or Dark Room?

11. Did you do anything to celebrate John Lennon's 70th yesterday?

12. What does your watch look like?
It's an old watch but my fave, brand name is Buler.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Surfing the internet.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
A classmate asking about our yearbook.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
We don't have any 7-11 stores here.

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
Hm..a good friend of mine.

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Our black cat.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
I like it when I was in my 20s going on 30s.

22. Your worst enemy?

23. What is your current desktop picture (extra points if you post it.)?
It's an island with 3 coconut trees.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"Let's play tennis."

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
I'd choose a million bucks, right now.


PhotoHunt#109 Stripes

I don't know the plant's name but its stripes made me stop and take its picture. On its background is the Transfiguration Chapel of Bukidnon. It was designed by the Philippine National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin.


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Abuse Of Power

Sometimes, people forget their limitations. Sometimes, people forget that their positions in life don't mean that they can do anything what they want, that they can get away with doing wrong things (some are downright illogical things) just because they are deemed powerful. These kinds of people get on my nerve.Sure, I try to stay out of their way, but there are times that I can't avoid them. And so, I pray. I pray that their number in this world won't increase anymore; that life itself is difficult without them and to include them messing things more up can be too much. We need more people that are exactly the opposite of those who abuse their powers.  We need them to make our world a better place.


Litratong Pinoy#110 Publiko (Public)

I found it amusing to take pictures of newlyweds or soon-to-wed couples in Hongkong. They did it differently. They like to have their pictures taken in public places like the boat wharf...

Napagkatuwaan kong manguha ng mga litrato ng mga ikakasal sa Hongkong. Ibang klase kasi silang magpalitrato para sa kasal. Gusto nila iyong nasa mga  publikong lugar gaya ng daungan ng barko...


At the parks...(Pilipino: Sa mga parke..)

 In Tsim Sha Tsui which is a place where there were tourists from all over the world....
Pilipino: Sa Tsim Sha Tsui na dinadayo ng mga turista na galing pa sa kung saang sulok ng mundo...


Outside the church atop a mountain in Macau...
Pilipino: Sa labas ng isang simbahan na nasa itaas ng bundok sa Macau...

If they had their wedding photos taken in public places in the Philippines, somebody would surely tease, joke about it and would check it out. It was quite different for them, people don't mind them doing their thing in public places. Really different from Filipinos who are a bit shy and would rather prefer to have their wedding photos taken inside the studio. Filipinos like it quiet and private. Nowadays though, I've already seen some couples who had their wedding pictures taken outside the studio but not as many as the ones I had seen in Hongkong.

Kung sa Pilipinas nila ginawa iyong pagpapalitrato sa mga publikong lugar, tiyak na may mangangantiyaw, magbibiro at mag-uusyoso. Iba sa kanila naman, walang pakialaman. Dedma ang mga tao sa kanila sa mga publikong lugar. Kakaiba sa nakaugalian naman ng mga Pilipino na medyo nahihiya pa at mas gusto pa yata na sa istudyo magpakuha ng litratong pangkasal. Mas gusto ng Pilipino sa tahimik at pribado. Sa ngayon, may nakikita na akong nagpapalitrato sa labas ng istudyo para sa kasal pero hindi ganun kadami kung ikukumpara sa Hongkong.


Outdoor Wednesday#5 In the Middle of Nowhere


We passed by these tourists in the middle of nowhere on our way to the Mt. Pinatubo crater. They were lucky that they had two 4x4 trucks and each truck had a two-way radio to get in touch with the base camp.


Nowhere is this vast land of lahar country. I could not imagine getting stranded in the middle of it. Miles and miles of lahar and as far as you can see. It looked so surreal, to say the least. Our guide said that it has gotten better since Mt. Pinatubo erupted. The early days were the scariest as the ground was really hot from the volcanic ash and quite unstable during rainy days.

Nowadays though, Mt. Pinatubo is one of the crowd drawers in Luzon. People from all over the world visit its crater. It was actually worth the dustful travel I had to endure going to the crater.


Teacher's Day: Teacher Tonee

Today's the Teacher's Day and I can't help but recall the teachers I've had. They helped form my individuality and contributed a lot in my growth. I have such high respect for teachers because it's not only a difficult job to do but a noble task to form the minds of the people especially of the youth.

Let me talk about one of my favorite teachers, Sir Tonee.

Sir Tonee is part of the handful of individuals who influenced me during my young life. Primarily, our Math teacher in my third and fourth-year high school classes, he became our class adviser in my fourth year class.

We were a rowdy lot. A lot of our high school teachers found our class a challenge to handle. Not on the academic side of our school endeavors but more on the attitude aspect of it. We had an oversupply of smart-alecks in our class. I think, probably a combination of high intelligence-teen-age hormone overdrive did those.

Anyway, Sir Tonee gave what other teachers could not give. Challenges. While other teachers taught how to memorize, Sir Tonee did otherwise. He challenged us to stop and think, to analyze, to believe in ourselves, to seize the moment and to be happy with ourselves despite our shortcomings.

Math subject was not an easy subject to teach and more so, to learn but he made it easier for us. I didn’t know how he did it, but during those two years that he was my teacher, Math became one of my favorite subjects when I hated it the most prior to his class.

He also became our mentor. We were considered as the worst and the best batch in the school’s history. Worst for having the most numbers of problematic students (proof was the several occasions that police assistance was needed) but the best because a lot of these problematic students are quite smart and multi-talented. While other teachers gave up on our section, he encouraged us to become more active in other school activities like the school choir and dance group, to get into quiz bowl competitions and other activities that made us appreciate ourselves more.

More teachers came and went after I graduated from high school, but Sir Tonee remained one of my favorites. I saw him last December during our school reunion (the first ever that I had attended) and I was really happy to see that he remained the same even if his illness was making his life difficult.

I heard that he had just retired. The students of my school missed out on one very good teacher that could’ve influenced them positively.


Ruby Tuesday#68 Philippine Dolls

I saw these dolls wearing Philippine traditional clothes in a trade fair during Kadayawan Festival last August. I was quite tempted to buy a pair but I don't have any budget for them at that time.

I do hope though that on the next trade fair, I would be able to buy some of these dolls. Hopefully too, their skin tone and eye color will be closer to the real people who wear those traditional costumes.

Kadayawan,Davao City,Mindanao Trade Expo

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Sunday Stealing#65 The Time Traveler Meme

Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Emily Barton, the Queen 'o Memes at Telecommuter Talk. We were lucky to find this meme. Emily actually wrote it herself (when do we find that? We'd guess maybe once a year.) We have told Emily that we stole it but we've already been given permission. Emily wrote, "Are you reading this? Then the Queen has tagged you. Get on with it." Thanks, Your Majesty! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
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Sunday Stealing: The Time Traveler Meme

Emily's Rules:

1. Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
2. Tell us how many years back you have traveled and why.
3. Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
4. You only have one "date" with this former self.
5. Answer these questions.

Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?
1987, I just graduated from college.

1. Would your younger self (YYS, from here) recognize you when you first meet?

2. Would YYS be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?
Oh yes, this job is not part of my plan.

3. What piece of fashion advice would you give YYS?
Keep to the basics, they'll never fail  you.

4. What do you think YYS is most going to want to know?
If I was able to fulfill my dreams.

5. How would you answer YYS's question?
I would her that some of the dreams I had were done and some are still work-in-progress.

6. What would probably be the best thing to tell YYS?
Life is full of surprises and promises. So, sit tight, have fun and enjoy.

7. What is something that you probably wouldn't tell YYS?
That it was not easy going through life but nothing's always easy anyway.

8. What do you think will most surprise YYS about you?
My job, probably.

9. What do you think will least surprise YYS?
That I'm doing well with work even if it was not part of the plan.

10. At this point in your life, would YYS like to run into "you" from the future?
I think so, yes.


PhotoHunt#108 Letters

Letters help us communicate, convey our messages to each other but letters when used improperly or when placed improperly may mean something different. Can you see what letter was placed improperly?


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Much Ado Over The Reproductive Health Bill

I can’t help but wonder why the church is fussing so much over the House Bill 96. The church is threatening civil disobedience and one bishop even threatened to excommunicate President Noynoy for his stance on giving the Filipino couples the choice to use contraceptives.

Recently, well-known Manila tour guide, Carlos Celdran, was arrested for disrupting a Catholic mass at the Manila Cathedral. He was protesting against the Church’s staunch negative stand against the passing of the RH bill.

There is so much fuss about the bill but can the Church help our neighbor, Helen, who has eight children because she said she can’t use contraceptives as the church is against it? Helen whose kids stopped going to school because her husband-jeepney driver can’t feed them all much more buy them their school needs.  How about another neighbor, Baby, whose teen-ager daughter got pregnant at the age of 14? You would’ve thought the teen learned her lesson after giving birth at such young age but she did it again at the age of 16. She said, she was afraid to use contraceptives because the Church forbade it but she conveniently forgot that it was also a sin to fornicate.

The thing is, the church is causing much ado against the Reproductive Health Bill but it’s really counterproductive to population control as well as poverty prevention. To use artificial contraceptives maybe considered as sin but to let a child into this world without giving them equal opportunity to live a good life, to get to good school, to eat 3 square meals a day, to have a roof over their head and to have clothes on their back can also be considered big sins.

Our population explosion is one of the highest worldwide, no thanks to the church’s stance against contraceptives, general ignorance of the sexually active Filipino homo sapiens and the male machismo mentality of the Filipino society.

If the church is raising much furor over a bill that would help arrest the population explosion, that could improve our national economy and also improve the lives of the future Filipino generations, where is now the separation of the Church and the State? Where is now the thrust of the church in helping its flock rise above poverty, ignorance and suffering?