THE HERO OF THE MASSES

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What comes to your mind when you hear Ninoy Aquino Day? Are you feeling excited because it’s a normal National Holiday? Or did you ever think about Who is Ninoy Aquino?

For me Ninoy Aquino Day is a special day in where every Filipino specially the young ones should reminisce and a day for US to remember the breavery and heroism of Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. . Because base on what I notice in the new generation they doesn’t the Father of our President today, they don’t know the answer when they are asked about Ninoy Aquino. So I wrote this article to atleast give some information about the said Hero of the Masses.

 


 

 

Did you know that:

Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. was born on November 27, 1932 and died on August 21, 1983 was a Filipino Senator (1967–1972) and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the government of President Ferdinand Marcos. Shortly after the imposition of Martial Law, he was arrested in 1972 along with other dissidents and incarcerated for seven years. In 1980 Aquino was permitted to travel to the United States for medical treatment following a heart attack. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, into the political limelight, and prompted her to run for President as member of the UNIDO party in the 1986 snap elections. Among other public structures, Manila International Airport has since been renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honour, and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday.

Early life and career

Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was born in Concepcion, Tarlac, to a prosperous family of hacenderos (landlords), original owners of Hacienda Tinang, Hacienda Lawang and Hacienda Murcia. His grandfather, Servillano Aquino, was a general in the revolutionary army of Emilio Aguinaldo. His father, Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. (1894–1947) was the Speaker of the House of Representatives during the World War II Japanese collaborationist government of José P. Laurel. His father was one of two politicians representing Tarlac during his lifetime. The other was Jose Cojuangco, father of his future wife. His mother, Doña Aurora Aquino-Aquino, was also his father’s third cousin. His father died while Ninoy was in his teens prior to coming to trial on treason charges resulting from his collaboration with the Japanese during the occupation.

Political career

 

 

Aquino gained an early familiarity with Philippine politics, as he was born into one of the Philippines’ prominent oligarchic clans. His grandfather served under President Aguinaldo, while his father held office under Presidents Quezon and Jose P. Laurel. As a consequence, Aquino was able to be elected mayor when he was 22 years old. Five years later, he was elected the nation’s youngest vice-governor at 27 (which record was erased by Jolo Revilla at the age of 25 in 2013), despite having no real executive experience. Two years later he became governor of Tarlac province in 1961 at age 29, then secretary-general of the Liberal Party in 1966. In 1967 he became the youngest elected senator in the country’s history at age 34.

In 1968, during his first year as senator, Aquino alleged that Marcos was on the road to establishing “a garrison state” by “ballooning the armed forces budget”, saddling the defense establishment with “overstaying generals” and “militarizing our civilian government offices”—all these caveats were uttered barely four years before martial law, as was typical of the accusatory style of political confrontation at the time. However, no evidence was ever produced for any of these statements.

Aquino became known as a constant critic of the Marcos regime, as his flamboyant rhetoric had made him a darling of the media. His most polemical speech, “A Pantheon for Imelda”, was delivered on February 10, 1969. He assailed the Cultural Center, the first project of First Lady Imelda Marcos as extravagant, and dubbed it “a monument to shame” and labelled its designer “a megalomaniac, with a penchant to captivate”. By the end of the day, the country’s broadsheets had blared that he labelled the President’s wife, his cousin Paz’s former ward, and a woman he had once courted, “the Philippines’ Eva Peron“. President Marcos is said to have been outraged and labelled Aquino “a congenital liar”. The First Lady’s friends angrily accused Aquino of being “ungallant”. These so-called “fiscalization” tactics of Aquino quickly became his trademark in the Senate.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benigno_Aquino,_Jr.


 

 


 

When it comes to POLITICS I have just one question since Ninoy and Noynoy Aquino are both went and still in Politics,

IF NINOY AQUINO IS STILL ALIVE WILL HE STAND AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF HIS SON NOYNOY AQUINO?


 

I hope you guys are now updated about Ninoy Aquino, even just from some of the informations that I got from the wikipedia…

ADIOS! 🙂

 

 

ARTICLE no.5 ———- Tweets about the Super Typhoon Yolanda

Nice to know that donated his winning prize of 250k to his yaya who was one of the vctmz of .


 

KitchieNadal using music to help ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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iloveruffag Jan 23

It’s never too late to help: Building a village in Ilo-Ilo for victims. For more info:


Foreign Minister met the President of the Philippines in Manila today.

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Justin went to Tacloban, Yesterday to help :))
 


this is the most sincere smile in the whole world

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Your The Best! All People In The Philippines Loves You! Thank You Very Much!

 
 

ARTICLE no.4 ——– Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) – Instagram Blog

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Yesterday, Super Typhoon Haiyan—known also as Yolanda—made landfall in the Philippines. Many took to Instagram to share scenes of the heavy rain, large waves and 275-kph (170-mph) winds brought by the typhoon. Some experts claim this will be the strongest tropical cyclone on record ever.

As dawn approached on Saturday morning, many Filipinos took to the streets to see and document the impact of the storm.

 

ARTICLE no.3 ——– One of world’s strongest typhoons lashes Philippines

Typhoon ‘Yolanda,’ one of the strongest typhoons on record struck the Philippines, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) left the Philippines early Saturday on a path toward Southeast Asia, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted. Forecasters said the storm was expected to pick up renewed strength over the South China Sea on its way toward Vietnam.

As of 11am, over 100 people are feared dead in the wake of “Yolanda’s” destruction, according to Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

Nearly 750,000 people were forced to flee their homes.

Weather officials said ‘Yolanda’ had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, ‘Yolanda’ would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S., nearly in the top category, a 5.

Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are the same thing. They are just called different names in different parts of the world.

Because of cut-off communications in the Philippines, it was impossible to know the full extent of casualties and damage. At least two people were electrocuted in storm-related accidents, one person was killed by a fallen tree and another was struck by lightning, official reports said.

Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said the typhoon ripped roofs off houses and triggered landslides that blocked roads.

The dense clouds and heavy rains made the day seem almost as dark as night, he said.

“When you’re faced with such a scenario, you can only pray, and pray and pray,” Mercado told The Associated Press by telephone, adding that mayors in the province had not called in to report any major damage.

“I hope that means they were spared and not the other way around,” he said. “My worst fear is there will be massive loss of lives and property.”

Eduardo del Rosario, head of the disaster response agency, said the speed at which the typhoon sliced through the central islands — 40 kph (25 mph) — helped prevent its 600-kilometer (375-mile) band of rain clouds from dumping enough of their load to overflow waterways. Flooding from heavy rains is often the main cause of deaths from typhoons.

“It has helped that the typhoon blew very fast in terms of preventing lots of casualties,” regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said. He said the massive evacuation of villagers before the storm also saved many lives.

The Philippines, which is hit by about 20 typhoons and storms a year, has in recent years become more serious about preparations to reduce deaths. Public service announcements are frequent, as are warnings by the president and high-ranking officials that are regularly carried on radio and TV and social networking sites.

 

President Benigno Aquino III assured the public of war-like preparations, with three C-130 air force cargo planes and 32 military helicopters and planes on standby, along with 20 navy ships.

Among the evacuees were thousands of residents of Bohol who had been camped in tents and other makeshift shelters since a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit the island province last month.

Relief workers said they were struggling to find ways to deliver food and other supplies, with roads blocked by landslides and fallen trees.

World weather experts were calling the typhoon one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record at the time it hit land, but not quite the windiest. There were disputes over just how strong it is because of differences in the way storms are measured.

“In terms of the world I don’t think it’s the strongest,” said Taoyang Peng, a tropical cyclone scientist at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. But he added that “it is one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall” and probably the strongest to hit the Philippines.

The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center put Haiyan’s sustained winds at 315 kph (196 mph) just minutes before it made landfall Thursday, which would be a world record. However, officials in Tokyo and the Philippines but the wind speed at about 235 kph (147 mph).

Peng said his group considers Tokyo the authority in this case because it’s the closest regional center to the storm.

The best way to measure a storm is with radar from a plane flying in and out of it. That’s not done in Asia, where they use satellite imagery and ground measurements instead.

Not until meteorologists can conduct a deep investigation will scientists know just how strong Haiyan actually was, but it will easily be one of the strongest on record, former U.S. National Hurricane Center director Max Mayfield told the AP on Friday.

Mayfield described looking at radar images of Haiyan, saying, “it has got to weaken, it has got to weaken” — and yet it didn’t.

ARTICLE no.2 —— Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ is uniting the Philippines and the world

Typhoon Yolanda might have exposed the true colors of a small number of fellow Filipinos—the loser and victim types who delight in blaming, gossiping, fault-finding and guilt tripping atop their high horses. Of my 2,320 friends in Facebook, only five continuously rant and grunt about how post-typhoon relief and recovery is being handled by the government. And they haven’t been to any of the affected areas.

Anderson Cooper was a guest at the Late Show with David Letterman) and he talked about his short visit to the Tacloban Airport, and the dire things he saw and heard around the airport and repeated his bleak conclusions. The Filipino Scribe (http://filipinoscribe.com/2013/11/21/anderson-cooper-talks-about-yolanda-on-the-letterman-show/) reported that Cooper raised the importance of preparing relief supplies early on.

“It is easy for reporters to come in and be critical because relief is never going to be fast enough. That said, if you know that the biggest storm ever to hit is going to hit, the Philippine government talked about prepositioning supplies. Well clearly, whatever supplies prepositioned was not enough. Nobody had food and nobody had water,” he said.

“He went on to say that the relief effort in Japan in the wake of the 2011 earthquake in the Tohoku prefecture is ‘much more organized.’ ‘They had soldiers out the next day [after the disaster]. There was none of that for five, six days [in the Philippines],’” he said.

These bring to mind this quote from Pope Francis: “Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.”

There are another four of them who continue posting about their new hairstyle, their pigs giving birth, their sumptuous lunch and dinner, their well-groomed pet dogs, and other mundane things side-by-side with devastating news on Yolanda’s wrath. Apathy sets them apart. They remind me of vehicles on the road who do not mind the warning siren of an ambulance bringing a sick person to the hospital. Walang pakialam.

I have already unfriended five of them.

The good news is that the disastrous aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda is uniting the whole world and they are speeding up to be part of the solution—sending prayers, military contingents, medical staff, relief workers, relief goods, temporary shelters, airplanes, helicopters, cash and many, many others that would definitely help the typhoon victims on their path to recovery and, later, rehabilitation.

There are reports of school children in Japan contributing their savings or lunch money to the typhoon victims fund campaign. Or the American soccer and pro basketball players, not only contributing, but also urging others to contribute, too. There is the Scarlett Johannson video imploring people to help. And many, many other acts of kindness and heroism from our global brothers and sisters. Thank you, world!

Most heartwarming are Filipinos all over the Philippines and the world taking time out from their usual grind to make their own contribution and spearhead fund raising for the typhoon victims. They dig deep into their pockets for hard-earned cash, raid their closets and drawers for useful things the survivors could use at this time. Really touching are victims helping cheering other victims.

We grieve for the dead, we empathize and sympathize with the survivors, we cheer those who are helping and are physically there in different typhoon-ravaged areas and in relief aid repacking stations working quietly and tirelessly, especially the volunteers and we will continue to pray and help in every capacity we can.

I have changed my profile picture to this flyer: The Filipino spirit is stronger than any typhoon!

 

Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ is uniting the Philippines and the world

ARTICLE no.1 —— Samar Updates: After Supertyphoon Yolanda

Samar Updates: After Supertyphoon Yolanda

Help is still direly needed: Please let us continue helping
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Now that foreign help and NGOs are gradually leaving. And other small private groups are halting and stopping their activities. The government is doing their best. But I believe, we also have to do something as citizens and that… these places aren’t just places, it is home.

Please… everyone. Let us all keep helping each other to be able to help the people who need it the most. The image below is what it looks like. The damage after Yolanda is truly immense. Only with bayanihan can we hope that our homeland be able to stand back up again.

There is only one place in this planet, that we can call home. And what happens to it will also become our fate.

Everybody. Let us continue pressing on.

Let us do what is possible. Any help, no matter how small it is — makes a world of difference to a person who needs it. Orphans, victims, survivors… They all need our help. Let us keep doing something. It does not have to be in a grand scale to make a difference.

These are just our thoughts for this day. We only wish to share.

Relief goods would only do last for a few days, it might last for a week under extreme conservation. And that it will not do very well all the time especially for the kids. We believe, that the best type of help — is helping livelihood rehabilitation. So that our brothers and sisters could make their own living and no longer depend heavily on supplies that sometimes… sadly, does not get delivered.

We would like to say it here. That more help is needed.

Please. Consider. The people of Samar and Leyte.
Of which there is really nothing much left that can be used for livelihood, especially in some badly hit areas.
We would like to call on other peoples, on anybody who is willing and thinking of helping — please do so. Please let us all do what we can.

Thank you for your time in reading and we hope that we’d all still continue to help each other and that more people will stand to help.

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Maraming salamat po.

 

Who am I?

Hi Guysss!!! Zup? 🙂

First I would like to introduce myself to you.. I am Maria Cecilia Eito Belo, born at Makati City on February 7, 1995, 19 years old and the youngest among five (5) siblings, You know what? I have many nicknames but they don’t call me names haha.. My Family used to call me Michelle/Miche, while my classmates used to call me Cecil/Ces, and my neighbors used to call me Mikee which really sounds like they are calling for a boy or man everytime they call me, but i love that name tho. I like to share my life to you..

I am that type of person who doesn’t have many friends in the neighborhood unless we are classmates then we are friends because I am not allowed at also i don’t want to go outside the house because for me there is no reason for me to go out, and if I go out my skin would get burn, I just want to stay inside with my family, but it doesn’t mean that i will hate them or i will ignore them every time they greet me because I am friendly in a way that when you greets/greeted me my reply is a smile but i can assure you that it is a true smile “walang halong KAPLASTIKAN” 🙂 and also because I want my neighbors or all the people around me to respect me because I can see and I can hear them whenever they are throwing jokes and give comments to some other girls that are their friends which is for me are really not funny and are below the belt and good thing because they do have respect for me..

Let’s move on and talk about the most important people in my Life…… My Family….. they are the most important people in my life.. why? Because they love me unconditionally, they treat me as their Princess but it doesn’t mean that I am a spoiled brat tho they say that I am.. I have 2 brothers, Michael our eldest and already have his own family in Makati and my other brother is Adrian and still with us here in Cavite. I also have 2 sisters, Edelyn 2nd to the eldest and already have her own family and Theresa 3rd and also still living with us. My mothers name was Teresita and sadly when I am still (6) six years old my mom passed away our world shattered, and that time I can’t speak and I am just looking at them while my brother, my grandpa, and my dad was crying.. and I remembered I was thinking “is it normal for a baby to lost his/her mother?”. Honestly I wasn’t able to look at her inside her coffin, I can’t.. 😥 and after she was buried they told me that I am crying every night while calling her name.. and maybe that is the reason why Jesus gave me my new Mama and her name is Brenda, they say that she is my step-mom but for me she is also my real mom and I really hate it when they are telling me that she is “just” my step mom, and I love her very very very very much.. You know what? I am a Daddy’s Girl and I am “PROUD” of it.. His name is Eduardo “ED” and I really love him not because he spoiled me but because I he loves me and I have his support in all of my decisions. But I am not allowed to have a boyfriend yet I respect him about that, for me he is my boyfriend ♥. For me he is no.1, he is the most Loving, caring, hardworking, talented, intelligent, supportive Dad in the whole wide world. and I really Love Him very very very very much Two Thumbs Up for my Dad ♥♥♥.. I have one thing to tell you guys. I really hate it when people specially teenagers are hating their parents for me they are so unfair. Please do love an respect your parents because you cannot replace them with material things.

Because me.. I love my Mom and Dad to Infinity and beyond…….. ♥
Let’s go to present.. I am currently studying Bachelor of Arts in Communication. I choose this course not because it’s my parents decision because like what I’ve said they are very supportive. Well I choose this course because eversince I want to follow my dad’s footsteps and when I was young I really want to be on T.V but I am really a shy type person and I do believe that this is the best way for me to enhance my confidence and to improve and to discover the skills that I have. People are saying “MASKOM-portable sa Bahay” well obviously didn’t because in Communication you will be needing to exert more and more efforts I mean tehre is no time for resting, sleeping and there’s definitely no time for relaxing, if you are really serious and dedicated to this course and if you really want to be in the industry then you must be serious and you must love what you are doing.. I say “must” because for me it’s a choice, if you choose to be in this industry then focused on it. And I am looking forward to be successful in the industry that I am into.

 

Well lastly I would like to tell you one thing, there is nothing wrong in enjoying your life as a teenager as long as you know your limitations so that your parents wil be able to trust you and TRUST is not easy to get so make sure to avoid doing the things the can broke the trust of people around you especially the trust of your parents.

Hmmm, I guess that’s all my friends, sharing my life ends here.. I hope this make sense.. thank you so much for passing by on my wordpress and for reading my story.. ‘til next time guys..

Have a good day and Godbless 😀