Protecting the Philippine Mediamen

Philippines is ranked the second deadliest country in the world for journalists.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says in it’s website CPJ.Org,  most of the journalists killed covered politics or corruption. At least 76 journalists have been killed for their work in the Philippines since 1992, when CPJ began keeping detailed records of journalist fatalities. Continue reading

Legal Guns Save Lives

I am a gun enthusiast and I also join shooting competition (not so competitive) with fellow mediamen shooters and the PROS in shooting sports.

Shooting competitions either practical shooting or tactical shooting are so much of fun and I really enjoy it but at the same time, I am aware, it is more of a ‘great responsibility having a gun in possession.’ Continue reading

Are We Lucky in 2014? The Year of the Wood Horse

We are making our lives based on our thoughts and actions. That’s the main ingredient of our life whether we are in the lower class, middle and high class of society.

But many people believe in ‘luck’ – good or bad – based on the ancient beliefs of our ancestors including the Chinese tradition in the field of fengshui also called the Chinese Astrology (Zodiac). 2014 is the Year of the Horse, according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse starts from Jan. 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year/ Spring Festival China) and lasts to Feb. 18, 2015. Continue reading

US Sec. of State John Kerry Blasts China’s ADIZ

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived today, December 17, for his 2-day visit in Manila, Philippines and meet the Philippine government officials headed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr.

One of the agenda of Kerry’s visit is to strengthen US alliance with the Philippines and ensure protection against any threat especially in the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea. Continue reading

Porsche Carrera GT, The Supercar That Killed Paul Walker

The world was shocked by a tragic accident that killed Hollywood actor Paul Walker with his friend and financial adviser/racer Roger Rodas in Sta. Clarita, California, USA on Sunday, December 9 (Philippine time).

Walker became a famous symbol of street car racing in the world since he started appearing in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ movies together with action stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez in 2001.

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Pacman vs Mayweather in 2014? Slim Chance – Floyd Sr.

If you are wishing a fight between Pinoy boxing champ Pacman and Floyd Mayweather jr. in 2014, so far it won’t be possible.

There’s little possibility that the monumental fight between Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather will push through next year, that is according to the latter’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.

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Maguindanao Massacre, 4 Years of “No Justice”

CRY for JUSTICE can’t be stopped, 4 years after the Maguindanao Massacre where 58 civilians including 32 mediamen were brutally killed in Barangay Masalay, Ampatuan, Maguindanao.

The very slow-paced justice system in the Philippines is evident in the case of Maguindanao massacre, after 4 years since the massacre happened in November 23, 2009, families of the victims are still facing a blank wall and keep ‘crying for justice.’

The very sad reality about this was reported by the Philippine Star which says that certain groups “sabotaged” the commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the massacre last Saturday (November 23, 2013) in Maguindanao. Continue reading

CMMA Awards DZRH Nutrition Program “2013 Best Public Service”

The 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) gives the ‘Best Public Service Program’ award to DZRH radio program “Katumbas Ay Biyaya” which I am the main host with the resource persons from National Nutrition Council (NNC).

The Katumbas Ay Biyaya program, now on it’s Season 8 is aired once a week over DZRH 666 Khz AM every Saturday at 10 to 11 am., discussing variety of topics about proper nutrition of the Filipino  people.

The program features a 15-minute drama followed by an informative discussion on a nutrition topic related to the drama. It also includes real life stories from Katumbas listeners who have personally benefited from the program’s lessons and information sharing. Continue reading

Pinoy Mythical Creatures (Manila Bulletin interviews Rey T. Sibayan)

Manila Bulletin published an article about Top Five (5) Mythical Creatures in the Philippines based on an article written by Michael Joe Delizo of Manila Bulletin when he interviewed me for Halloween 2013 Edition.

The 5 Pinoy Mythical Creatures are Tiyanak, Manananggal, Kapre, Tikbalang and Nuno sa Punso (Duwende). Basically tiyanak could be a demonic manifestation of an unborn child or an elemental posed as a ‘baby ghoul.’ Manananggal is an species of ‘aswang’ with bat-like wings based on stories of people who have their close encounters with them but until now no strong evidence (real photo, video) about them.

Three other Pinoy mythical creatures such as Kapre, Tikbalang and Nuno sa Punso or Dwende are all belong to the elemental dimension also known as encantos. Of course, mostly negative in nature but there are few who are evolved elemental beings which heal and guide people. Read the whole story written by Michael Delizo,

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