Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Every so often

... the narrative is exposed: stop global warming and its effects on climate change through population control, by way of birth control, in the guise of women's reproductive rights.

Why don't they just go already? Lead the way. I am sure they have more CO2 emissions than newborns.

H/T: Planet Gore


Of course, they blame the government.  It is what friends in the US call the BDS, although here it is GDS:  Gloria Derangement Syndrome.  Of course many praise the hero for his achievements now that he has been honored (and mind you, it had to take a US media group, yep, American, that some of you so hate), the question is, where were you when he was still a nobody?  So ride the popularity train, it is near elections anyway.

My school is turning twenty next year.  There has not been any year when we lacked applicants to our three-year industrial technician and one-year industrial skills training programs.  Because there have always been poor students, and we cater to the poor. 

Even as Mr. Tinio in the PDI story puts the sorry-state of Philippine education as a "legacy of the Arroyo administration", I dare remind him that as we put up the school precisely to serve a poorly-served sector, we saw, in the first ten years of our existence, three Presidents of the Philippines.  The doldrums that RP education is in, as you seem to say, is a legacy of many Presidents, and from my school's point of view, of four Presidents, not just one.

But we do what we can to help students finish their courses, so that they can help their families improve their quality of life and take them out of the cycle of poverty.  We do not blame anyone.  We get anyone and everyone to help.  Blaming anyone and putting him in a guilt-trip does not work.  We are happier not having anyone to blame for the miseries of our students and their families. 

On second thought, we can probably blame some -- those of us in school, for not doing even better what we ought to do for these students.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

While on retreat

Can you meditate on the grandeur of God with this scene from your window whilst you are on spiritual retreat? These are shots of Mount Gonzalez in Tagaytay from Makiling Conference Center (West Wing), a day after Typhoon Santi. People's Park in the Sky is on Mount Gonzalez.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BALIK BUNDOK 2009 Dole Philippines School Grand Alumni Homecoming


BALIK BUNDOK 2009 Dole Philippines School Grand Alumni Homecoming
(45th Foundation Anniversary)

When: December 27, 2009
Where: Kalsangi Club House
Registration Fee for Alumni: P500.00 (includes dinner and tokens)
Additional (for family members): P250.00

We are requesting for solicitations or any pledges of any form. Deadline of solicitations/ pledges on Nov. 30. Please ask among your batch if who can commit. It is greatly appreciated! !! We also need a head count for those who will be attending. A contact representative from each batch (1976-2009) is requested to note how many will be coming from their class. If there are any suggestions for activities, please contact the school or me for the meantime here on facebook or at elsiefel_velasquez@ yahoo.com.

We know that this may be at short notice, but i hope we can all coordinate so that this alumni homecoming will be a success! Please be aware and spread the word!!! We will be posting for further announcements. Thank you and God bless!

Back to normal

No wonder the U.S. Senate is slow to get behind the need for restricting our fossil fuel-related energy supply in the name of climate change.
Now why would that be? Because while it is known that the US "contributes" the biggest amount of gas emissions (which other sources point out that the US is actually decreasing while the rest of the world's emissions have risen in terms of percentage), the US annual temperatures are going back to their normal levels (that is, below the 1998-2007 averages).

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The nothing-doing in Copenhagen in December

We've said it many times: the Copenhagen climate change summit will be all hot air in the end. First world countries like the US will still not sign up to a new climate change deal for as long as the other countries do not have clear goals to cut their own emissions on their own. Developing countries, like the Philippines, are asking for dole-outs to fight climate change. They won't get it for as long as their emissions do not also lessen.

See guest post by Willis Eschenbach over at WUWT. Here's a relevant picture in his post.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

What's on your face, aborted fetal tissue?

Judie Brown's recent column at ALL entitled "I'D RATHER HAVE WRINKLES THAN KILL BABIES, NEOCUTIS" quotes the press release of Children of God for Life on cosmetic company Neocutis's use of aborted fetal material to produce its anti-wrinkle skin cream. Anyway, "Fetuses that undergo abortions are not alive. ~ Jodi Jacobson, Senior Political Editor for Reproductive Health Reality Check." H/T: Jill Stanek

Ethics and vanity, ha!, always a dilemma.

In the US, three local elections closely followed in recent weeks were those for the governorships of New Jersey, Virginia, and the NY Congressional District 23. Katie Walker at ALL had this lede:

What do Dede Scozzafava, Creigh Deeds and Gov. Jon Corzine have in common? All were endorsed by abortion mammoth Planned Parenthood. All three candidates were virulent supporters of abortion rights and opponents of human personhood.

Many have said that the pro-life and conservative groups in the US are making their marks again. Many of them are now encouraged to do what they can, whether running for office of joining the various advocacies. Because it is really worthwhile to stick to these values, because these are right.

I say it again: our politicians in RP should see the events unfolding in the US now. They had better shape up.