Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ABC PartyList (A must for Philippine local goverment)

Local Government
For administrative purposes the Philippine government is divided into regions, provinces, and chartered cities. Regions include the National Capital Region, encompassing the Manila metropolitan area; the Cordillera Administrative Region, a semiautonomous region of upland tribal groups in northern Luzon; and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), encompassing four provinces in Mindanao. The ARMM is a quasi self-governing region that was formed in 1989. It has an elected legislative assembly and is headed by a governor with limited executive powers. Provinces are headed by governors, and chartered cities are headed by mayors.
Philippine provinces are subdivided into cities and municipalities. Unlike chartered cities, which are accountable to the national government, cities and municipalities are responsible to the government of the surrounding province. Each provincial city or municipality is headed by an elected mayor.
The smallest unit of local Philippine government is the barangay. In rural areas the barangay is a village, and in urban areas it is a neighborhood. Each city or municipality contains numerous barangays, and there are thousands of barangays in the Philippines. Each barangay is administered by a chief executive and a community council, whose members are elected by the residents of the barangay.

Why ABC party list…
There are vital and necessary legislation and political actions at the top levels of the government where Barangays need strong representation to advance the cause of development and good governance. While Barangays may have good initiatives, there is a need to support these good policies and laws, as well as ensured budgetary assistance. It is then imperative to attain progress to ensure the stability of the Barangay; from this grass root level we can then build a nation of success. --> -->

ABC Party List is committed to the total growth and development of Barangay and its constituencies. We believe that true, stable and sustainable Barangay development can be attained through collaboration, a process of working together, and of exploring and recognizing interdependent

Our Barangay (Pinagbirayan Malaki) on my personal assessment

Our province, where I grew up since birth until we move in to Metro Manila after I graduated from primary school, belongs to Region V, Camarines Norte is one of the provinces that is identified by local government as among the poorest. The main source of livelihood it produces is mainly copra, and rice.
And our town Paracale is famous for its richness in gold, but practically residents still rely on rice farming and coconut plantations, like our barangay Pinagbirayan Malaki the lack of livelihood opportunity in rural areas are really the major reasons for migration of people to all major cities in the Philippines particularly Metro Manila.

The problems or primary concerns in our barangay that needs local government attention are:

1. Barangay officials who seems to have political agenda in terms of development.
2. Absence of Kooperatiba ( Cooperative ) to support the funding and act as middleman. And develop alternative farming schemes.

3. Security of investors from revolutionary movements like New Peoples Army (NPA) who imposes a discouraging revolutionary taxes.

4. The mind setting of the people to earn a living is to work or migrate to crowded cities
leaving their land and farm instead of cultivating it.

5. The importance of education is not intensively taught or imputed the mind of the
parents and to their children.

Rice planting in the Philippines, with all neighbouring countries like Vietnam and Thailand development to increase their production it puts small farmer from the non major rice producing regions at stake. These needs defines the significant of an alliance to barangay concerns to strenghten and facilitate the development in the rural areas.

Conclusion and Recommendation

With all among Party list representatives running for a chance to have a voice in our congress only ABC Party list stand out with their vision, mission and strategy to really facilitate the concerns in barangay's across the nation there is not doubt that we should supports this party list and make our contribution for the alleviation of poverty in the smallest unit of local government in our country, and we can do that by giving ABC Party list a voice in congress, Say Yes to ABC Party list..... and lets vote to ABC Party list

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Assisted Suicide/Suicide, An End or a Failure in life?

Assisted Suicide is the act of helping people to end their lives by providing information or means which is self-administered. By contrast, Euthanasia is the intentional killing of an individual in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. Also refer to the process by which someone who is incapable of unwilling or doing so alone, is given help (usually by means of medication or equipment) to commit suicide. This process is also known as 'death with dignity'.

Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending one's own life. It is considered a sin in many religions, and a crime in some jurisdictions.

"Its better to burn out, than to fade away." Kurt Cobain quoted this from his suicide note, A Neil Young lyric of the song MyMy, Hey Hey
Birth name
Kurt Donald Cobain
Also known as
Kurt Cobain
Born February 20, 1967(1967-02-20)
Aberdeen, Washington
, U.S.
Died c. April 5, 1994 (aged 27)
, Washington, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, grunge

SID VICIOUS the Band's bass player
Speculation has persisted that Vicious, unable to live without his beloved Nancy, took his own life. He wrote the following poem about her:

You were my little baby girl,
I knew all your fears.
Such joy to hold you in my arms
and kiss away your tears.
But now your gone, theres only pain
and nothing I can do.
And I don't want to live this life,
If I can't live for you.

Mark Anthony & CLEOPATRA

What makes people decide to commit suicide or assisted suicide

Why Assisted suicide should be illegal? Here are a few of a hundred reasons that matters.

1. Because it would lead to abuse or evil purposes.
2. Because it would lead to disrespect for life.
3. Because of the sanctity of life.
4. Because suicide is wrong and assisted suicide is murder.
5. Because there is a thin line between murder and assisted suicide.
6. Because suicide is a crime and a sin.
7. Because assisted suicide would “slide into euthanasia.”
8. Because it could instill fear in the elderly or infirm that they could be put away before
they are ready.
9. Because murder could be disguised as assisted suicide.
10. Because economic factors would lead to suicide with others’ encouragement.
11. Because of the difficulty of defining acceptable conditions.
12. Because the decision for assisted suicide affects more than the individuals directly
13. Because no one should play God and decide who should die and when.

Biblically speaking is suicide allowed in the bible or in christianity?

We consider Bro. Eli Soriano in answering this question for he is famous
in answering almost anyting about the bible and consider as the most sensible preachers in our time, please visit his official blog