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JAMPACKED BOULEVARD from Tempura area to Honeycomb, the four-hour concert cut short by rain, took three days to prepare and install, causing hilarious traffic jams which diverted traffic to smaller sidestreets which became clogged with vehicles. Next day it was back to normal.
"What went well, ended well,” said City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria over Thursday’s
one-night Earth Jam free concert at the boulevard which was rocked with controversy
because of what some bureaucrats described as “lapse in judgement, and lack of
The jampacked crowd from the Tempura area
to the Honeycomb quickly dispersed by 1am
because of a persistent drizzle.
For the first time in history , the city’s prime
show- window which is the city’s Rizal boulevardnational
road was blocked for three days, —to the
furious reactions of day-motorists and tourists. Worse the major city roadblock for three days was
done without full knowledge of our city lawmakers.
Mayor Sagarbarria, who was among the crowd,
told the CHRONICLE that it was not anticipated by
city tourism head, RR Maquiling, that a four-hour free concert took three
days to prepare because
of the huge stage.
The boulevard was
blocked during the stage
construction which took
3 days long to prepare,
for the four-hour
concert. The city
council ruled that
henceforth no such road
blockade will be allowed
for three days...
ATOM LEADER DIES: Many things happened
during the full-packed week that passed. First,
EDSA’s part hero Butz Aquino, ATOM leaderfounder
of EDSA revolt died of cancer.
BROD DIES: On the same
week, the brother of ex-president Gloria Arroyo also died
of cancer while she remains detained at the Veterans
Hospital with no specific charges except several pregraft
STORY: WIFE CORY RUNS AND
WINS the PRESIDENCY: she was president for
almost two decades and died of cancer in 2010. Son
PNoy who admits, is totally undreamed of and
unprepared for the presidency, soared in the survey
for president in 2010 elections. Mar Roxas slid down
as VP and PNoy runs and wins the Presidency in 2010.
ROXAS is anointed by the man to succeed him in
2016. Another lady-daughter of actor Fernando Poe,
Grace, tops the survey and wants to do a PNOY. Will she
run for president finally ? or Mar’s vice president? Mar
arrives Dumaguete tomorrow enroute to Cebu. He will be
our guest at CROSS TALK on DYEM BAI RADIO.
Stay tuned. Ask him questions.
ENRILE FREED ON P1.5M BAIL : What a
former chief justice described as appearing to be the
most guilty, martial law architect Johnny Enrile as
part of his signature image, goes out on bail in the
biggest crime charged on him in the P178M
porkbarrel graft scam. No charges filed yet. Then
he goes out on bail “and was quoted to have been
oozing to get back to work in the senate as minority
The reluctance, if not distrustful
reaction, of Grace Poe on the
Liberals’ invitation for her to run as their vice president with Mar,
indicates that she has information
which we the people do not have.
For instance, she is reluctant to
trust some elements in the Liberal Party
whom she “accuses” as having a hand
in raising the case against Poe’s
nationality issue. On the other hand,
being unseasoned politically, Poe needs
to understand that, as the oldest
political party, the LP boys have to have
some “plan B” just in case Poe declines,
Poe tells the LPs to go ahead and
“not wait for her” decision to or not to
run with Roxas. If the LPs have to go,
and then go, she tells them. Don’t wait
The name of the game is power.
There are those on Poe’s side who are
reluctant to release Poe’s to the LPs,
lest they who “built her up” will be left behind the powers that be should Poe
win the polls.
Webster defines morality as the quality of that
which conforms to right principles of human
conduct. If we look closely around us in the
world today, we can see the many signs of degrading
The family which was
a solid foundation in society
is threatened by many
dangers like materialism,
immorality and infidelity.
With the exception of a few,
one can see that family life
is becoming less of a model
where true love and concern
for one another prevails.
The youth on the
other hand is confused,
and in their search for
their identity, are
exposed to drug
abortion, and vices.
Society as a whole is in
chaos and there is a need
to redirect our lives in
order to live a meaningful
existence. It is on this
premise that I would like
to share on the
importance of moral
Many in the pro-life movement are reluctant to make a connection between contraception and abortion. They insist that these...
FOOTSTEPS & FINGERPRINTS
Back to nature During the past few
months I have had
the time and opportunity
to “be”, to
think, to remember, to
contemplate on the meaning
of life. It is all about
being aware of the people,
events and circumstances