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Published on Oct 15, 2013 by Million People March
Lidy Nacpil’s Speech on Pork — Pork Barrel & Public Finance — at the October 4, 2012 Million People March @ Ayala organized by the #ScrapPork Network and its allies. You can view the PowerPoint Presentation accompanying her speech at http://www.scribd.com/doc/174071233/P… .

About the speaker:
Lidy Nacpil
Vice-President, Freedom From Debt Coalition

#ScrapPork Network Official Web Site: http://scrapporknetwork.com/
#ScrapPork Network Unity Statement: http://scrapporknetwork.com/scrappork…
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ScrapPork
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Scrap_Pork
Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Milli…
E-mail: ScrapPork@gmail.com

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Pinepetisyon si PhilHealth President & CEO Alex Padilla
PHILHEALTH: Itigil ang napipintong dagdag bayad sa premium mula P1,200 na magiging P2,400 simula sa Enero 2014

Petisyon ni lee canete sa change.org

Sa darating na Enero 2014 ay sisimulan na ng PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION na gawing P2,400 ang babayaran kada taon ng bawat OFW na member ng Philhealth. Doble ito ng binabayaran ngayon na P1,200.

Ito’y hindi makatarungan. Karamihan sa aming mga OFW ay hindi nakakagamit ng benepisyong dapat na ibigay ng Philhealth.


Karamihan sa mga OFW ay mga wala pang asawa at ang kanilang mga magulang ay hindi pa umaabot sa edad na 60 na syang batayan ng Philhealth upang ang magulang ng isang miyembro ay makagamit ng mga benepisyong pang medikal ng Philhealth.

Kailangan ding ayusin ng Philhealth ang mga patakarang kanilang pinatutupad bago makakuha ng benepisyo ang isang miembro ng Philhealth.

Maraming miyembro ang hindi makagamit ng benepisyo…

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Fall in love with an activist because…



You could have the worst hair day of your life, he wouldn’t care…with his way of life, he’s had worse.


You won’t need to take her to a fancy restaurant, fine dining was never her thing…she would rather eat  with her hands in the company of farmers.


You could shout at him all you want, he would just smile…he does it everyday..to assert for your rights.


She doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor. After all, she does understand class struggle.


You can be frank about him, in fact, he would like that very much.

Criticism and self-criticism are second nature to him. He always wants to improve himself.


She isn’t afraid to make the first move. Don’t worry she’s no bimbo.

It’s just that she believes in the equality of sexes. And she’s knows that women hold half the sky.


When you have a fight, it’s never all your fault. He knows that partly, he was to blame. Because he is a dialectical materialist.


She’s never boring. As long as social injustice and inequality exists, you won’t run out of things to talk about.


She’s very good at sharing her life with someone. Maybe it has something to do with their practice of collective living.


Being articulate is a skill he has come to master. And he will have no trouble telling you how much he loves you.




P.S. There’s a catch. You should know that you’re not the only person who owns his heart. You share it with the poor, the sick, the hungry, and the opressed.


P.P.S. By the time you fall for an activist, give it a week or so, you’ll be an activist yourself. Because if you love and understand her, you would know it’s the right thing to do.



New research suggests the Internet is changing our memory. Researchers from Colombia University presented people with different questions and found many began to think of computers. Lead researcher Dr Betsy Sparrow said that when test participants knew the answers would be available on a computer, they did less well on the memory tests. She said we use the Internet as a new “transactive memory”. We rely on this to do the remembering for us. It’s similar to our personal data being backed up on a hard disk. The Internet acts as a huge storage device for all the world’s knowledge, that is there when we need it. Dr Sparrow said computers were not making us less intelligent. “I don’t think Google is making us stupid. We’re just changing the way that we’re remembering things,” she said.


Dr Sparrow believes we are becoming very good at remembering where we keep information in different folders on our computers. She said: “This suggests that for the things we can find online, we tend to keep it online as far as memory is concerned – we keep it externally stored.” She explained that because we are remembering the location of the information, rather than the information itself, we are becoming better at organising huge quantities of data and facts in a more accessible way. She also said the way we use technology is changing our need to remember things, saying: “If you can find stuff online even while you’re walking down the street these days, then the skill to have, the thing to remember, is where to go to find the information.”


Kudos to all fathers out there. Your children look up to you. You taught them how to live life, taught them how to love and taught them how to overcome challenges along their way. You’re one of the very reasons why families stay strong and healthy.

top 5 cartoon dads I'm paying a late homage to Father's Day by listing here the top 5 animated dads of all time. Now, there were a lot of other contestants like Papa Smurf, Fred Flinstone and even Bible-thumping Ned Flanders who were considered but just didn't make the cut. But better to be on this boat than the other one – WORST DADS IN ALL OF HISTORY AND FILM! Sorry Jack Torrance, Darth Vader, Homer Simpson, Agamemnon, Victor Frankenstein and the Biblical Abraham … Read More

via the thought pantry

Half Empty Half Full. I spent hours of thinking and figuring out the name of my blog. I visited blog name generators, read some suggestions on how to create a good name for my weblog but nothing seemed to interest me and I just ended up closing my web browser. Frustration and anxiety enveloped the entire place. Suddenly, my attention shifted to the glass of water in front of my desktop.

I then remembered my former fieldwork adviser back in college who told me about the half empty half full idiom – it’s a story of differing views, opposing ideals and and clashing beliefs. Others would never even say that the glass is neither half empty nor half full – they just say that the glass contains a certain amount of liquid and that makes them “realists.” Some people argue that a glass is always and will be full of something be it half liquid and half gas (oxygen or carbon dioxide), or all liquid or all gas. Nevertheless, there are indeed a lot of ways to interpret this idiom and a lot of arguments to be proven – and that led me to name my blog as such.

Half Empty Half Full. This blog will contain stories, articles, poems, and notes about human rights, sports, movies, TV, electronic gadgets and pets as these are things that are close to my heart. I may not be able to update this religiously but I will make time to write as often as I could.

Half Empty Half Full. Optimism or Pessimism? I’ve always believed to look at the brighter side of life and find kindness among others. But as our old folks say, with all their wisdom and experience, “Bata pa kayo!” “Pag tanda ninyo, magbabago rin ang mga pananaw ninyo!” And on this note, let me end this entry with a poll. 

P.S. I am still working my way around WordPress so please bear with me. 🙂

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