Media Men in Philippine Practical Shooting

Practical Shooting Sports is now gaining popularity and caught the attention of media practitioners in the Philippines.

This is the very reason why the Practical Shooting Association of the Philippines (PPSA) created the PPSA Media Bureau.

PPSA Media Bureau Shooting Team is now actively participating practical Shooting events in the country to encourage fellow journalists to engage in practical Shooting events not only as sports but for self-defense against any threat.

Any media practitioner (radio, tv, print, social media) can join the PPSA Media Bureau and the starting point is learn first the basics of gun safety, be a responsible gun owner and how to use it for sports and protection.

The first nationwide media Shootfest has been launched last year 2018 and I hope this will continue this year – 2019. Thanks to the unconditional leadership of PPSA VP for Media Raoul Esperas.

See you all at the range brothers in Philippine Media. “Don’t be the next victim, Shoot Back!”

Devotion (Traslacion 2019)

Belief strengthens Faith,

Faithfuls travel to witness and experience the Divine,

For healing, protection and strong devotion,

Believe in miracles, believe in the good fortune,

Believe in Divine intervention,

Believe in the Power,

To overcome the obstacles and hardships of Life,

To be peaceful, to be enlightened, to ascend,

With the masters, the guardians, the Divine Creator.

– – Rev. Rey T. Sibayan, B. MSc.

 

Misteryo sa Abante Tonite: Bagong Taon, Bagong Pagkatao

Isang masaganang araw mga ka-Misteryo. ‘Saktong tatlong araw na lang bagong taon na naman. Naka-ilang bagong taon na ba tayo sa ating buhay? Natural depende yan sa inyong edad at kung ano ang inyong namalayan.

Abala na naman tayo sa paghahanda, karaniwan ay todong paglilinis sa bahay, pagsasa-ayos ng mga kagamitan at paghahanda ng masasarap na pagkain para sa mas masaganang buhay sa pagpasok ng 2019.

Iba’t ibang paraan ng paghahanda tulad ng paglapit sa mga eksperto sa feng shui o geomancy, psychic readers at ang iba ay DIY na lang -mismong mga may-ari ng bahay ang gumagawa ng paraan para maaliwalas ang kabahayan sa pagpasok ng taon.

Tradisyon na sa atin ang pag-iingay sa pagsalubong sa Bagong Taon bagaman hindi naman kailangan na magpaputok tayo dahil delikado ito hindi lang sa kaligtasan ng tao lalu na sa ari-arian na sadyang mapanganib sa sunog.

Kahit anupaman ang gawin nating paghahanda kung ang ugali ng tao o mga nakatira sa mga bahay ay hindi magbabago ay balewala rin ang lahat ng pagod.

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Bagong Taon, bagong pagkatao

Don’t Be The Next Victim, Shoot Back! The First Nationwide Media Shootfest

The Nationwide Media Fun Shoot was being initiated by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, Philippine Practical Shooting Association Media Bureau, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas and National Press Club to awaken the awareness of practicing mediamen in the Philippines against possible threats, considering that many journalists have been killed ‘in the line of duty’ during the previous years.

Based on the Annual Kill Report of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Asia Pacific Region had the most reporters killed in 2017, with a total of 26 journalists from at least a total of 81 reporters, 93 journalists killed while doing their job in 2016, and a total of 146 media practitioners have been killed from 1990-2015.

IFJ reported that the ‘Philippines is the worst offender within the SouthEast Asia, tying for 6th worst in the world with Pakistan’.

The Strait Times Singapore, listed Philippines as the 5th Most Dangerous place for media practitioners based on the latest press freedom report of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

With these alarming numbers of media killings in the Philippines, I fully support PPSA Media Bureau advocate to strongly encourage local journalists to arm themselves for protection and promote practical shooting sports in the country.

The Nationwide Media Fun Shoot was simultaneously took place in 3 different locations – QCPD Firing Range at Camp Karingal, QC for Luzon; Cebu Talisay Aqua Gun Club for Visayas; and Armscor Range for Mindanao.

During the Nationwide Media Fun Shoot, then Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza told journalists “if you want to be boldly truthful to write or broadcast. You must also be ready to protect yourself.”

 

 

Ghosts Are Here Again!

Good day Everyone!

It’s a season again of spooky stories and scary experiences due to this year’s remembrance of our dead relatives and friends.

In Christian belief, we call it All Souls’ Day (November 2), which is normally being observed in the Philippines on the first day of November along with the observance of the All Saints’ Day.

Before the ‘big day’ for all the departed souls, we also observe the Western tradition we call ‘Halloween’ or “All Hallows Eve’, which originated in the ancient Celtic festival known as ‘Samhain’, pronounced as “saw-hin’, derived from the Old Irish ‘Samuin’ meaning “summer’s end”. The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest seasonin Gaelic culture.

The Halloween, the 31st day of October has long been believed by the ancient Gaels believed “the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. To ward off these spirits, the Irish built huge, symbolically regenerative bonfires and invoked the help of the gods through animal and perhaps even human sacrifice” (More readings: http://reytsibayan.com/is-halloween-important/).

As of this writing, me and some of my clairvoyant friends have noticed sudden appearances/manifestations of ghosts and non-physical beings, while others can sense the presence of their dead relatives in their houses and departed colleagues in their work places.

It is a sign that the believed ‘overlapping’ of dimensions between the living and dead are now in the process and we expect frequent manifestations of ghosts as we are approaching the October 31, November 1 and November 2 of this year’s remembering the dead celebration.

If you ask me what to do if you see them (ghosts) and suddenly appeared right before your eyes, either you acknowledge them or just ignore them, it’s all up to you. If you acknowledge them then get ready to be annoyed because they got your attention, maybe they need someone who can talk to them and they need help to ascend to high planes of existence. These are conscious ghosts that we can interact or communicate. The other ghost manifestation is called ‘mechanical’, those are shells of energies attached to places of accidents and appear at certain times.

But if you have the ability to see them, I keep reminding you that it is a ‘great responsibility’ because you have the access to see the world beyond the physical reality. It is not a curse as some could normally label it, but rather it is a gift (not special because everyone can activate this) that we can utilize to help the the departed souls to move on to their evolution.

You can read a story of a clairvoyant http://dzrhnews.com.ph/third-eye-confession-clairvoyant/

Prayers, candles, incense and even food can be offered to the souls of the departed. If we think we can help them, then there’s no reason at all to be scared of them. In the end, we will turn into ghostly-form when the time comes for us to evolve to higher dimensions we call Heaven. #

 

Misteryo Articles now published in Abante Tonite (Saturday Edition)

Hello again everyone!

After years of no Misteryo articles, i’m here again to share my thoughts on the mysteries of the Unknown, Paranormal and other Metaphysical experiences.

My sincere thanks to my friend and fellow media practitioner Rey Marfil, President of Abante Tonite for the opportunity to give a space for my Misteryo articles.

My first three Misteryo articles discussed on the existence of the paranormal, heaven and hell, and the power of prayers and mantra against storms.

Started my discussion on the comparison of paranormal and normal experiences. It is basically depends on your personal experiences and how your mind and brain understand such experiences. But, I always suggest people to keep an open mind because living is always mysterious and we have many things to explore as we grow in this world.

The next article is about the Mystery of Heaven and Hell, which also depends on your beliefs and what religion you’re into. Basically, compared the existence of heaven and hell in 3 belief systems (we called religion): Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.  In Christianity and Islam, both have similar teachings in the belief of heaven and hell existence though in Islam, souls can ascend to Heavens after passing through the punishments of Hell, whereas in Christianity, souls suffer the sea of fire eternally. Buddhism on the other hand teaches that souls are not permanent in the Heavens and Hell under the concept of the Universal Law of Karma.

The next article published on September 15, 2018 focused on the Mysterious Power of Prayers and Mantra against the Storms. This is timely before the landfall of Supertyphoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) over the provinces in the Northern Luzon. I suggested some prayers in the Christian and Tibetan belief systems that could lessen the impact of the Supertyphoon with the center winds of up to 255kph. 

If you have metaphysical or paranormal experiences, please share with me and let me tell you some answers. You can email me at misteryophilnet@gmail.com. Please like and follow my FB Metaphysical account: Misteryo Meta Pisika; FB Page: Misteryo Pilipinas.

Don’t Blame Nature for Calamities and Tragedies

It’s UNFAIR and INJUSTICE if we blame nature for the devastation and tragedies due to calamities like storms, floods, volcanic eruptions and even earthquakes.

We must admit that we are causing (directly or indirectly) these calamities to happen  because we are destroying our natural resources thru mining, quarrying, logging, wastes disposal and others.

We have to learn our lessons and be mindful on whatever effects of our actions. These calamities in whatever degree are reminding all of us to rectify our mistakes, to change our environmental policies and protect the lives of all creation on this planet. It is not too late to save and protect our mother nature for the next generations of human race.

 

 

All Journalists, Are You Ready? Standby….Shoot Back!

Hello everyone!

This is an invitation to all journalists in the Philippines to join the First Nationwide Media Funshoot on October 20, 2018.

We cannot deny the fact that many journalists have been killed in the line of their duties and the worst ever recorded in the Philippine history was the massacre of 32 mediamen in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009.

Media killings have been prevalent in the following years and in 2017, the Philippines ranked 5th in the Global Impunity Index of New York-based watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Since 2007, the number of journalists killed in the line of their work have reached 42 on CPJ report and the Philippines is among the 13 countries in the 2017 index.

Due to alarming number of media killings in the Philippines, many local journalists armed themselves for self-defense and protection of their families while others chose to engage in practical shooting events to experience the action-packed adrenalin rush of different shooting scenarios.

We, in the Philippine (PPSA) Media Bureau Team believe we can reduce if not totally stop the media killings.

In this regard, to keep the security awareness among Philippine journalists, the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA), PPSA Media Bureau, Presidential Task Force on Media Security, National Press Club, KBP-accredited Media Networks and Arms Corporation (Armscor) have forged a historical one-day and Nationwide shooting event in 3 locations: QCPD Firing Range, Camp Karingal, Quezon City; Cebu Firing Range and Armscor Shooting Ranges, Davao City.

Please Pre-Register via FB Page Nationwide Philippine Media Fun Shoot: https://www.facebook.com/nationwidephilippinemediafunshoot/

“DON’T BE THE NEXT VICTIM, SHOOT BACK!!!”

Please SAVE THE DATE, OCTOBER 20, 2018, 7:30 AM.

Do You Fear Ghost Month?

It’s Ghost Month, whether we believe or not in this Chinese tradition, it really happens both in the physical and spiritual realms.

I said, it is really happening yes it is and if you want some proof, it all depends on how you interpret some things in your life.

If you’re a serious guy following the Chinese feng shui practice, you might experience lesser impact or effect of the Ghost Month, such as loosing money, job, business transactions or any bad luck during this period including accidents, sickness, and others.

Ghost Month is being observed during the 7th Lunar Month in the traditional Chinese calendar, which they believe the ‘Gates of Hell’ are open during this period to allow ghosts and spirits to visit the world of the living.

When we talk about ghosts and  spirits, we normally get scared and feel the goosebumps around our bodies, especially if you are not open to the idea of ghosts and souls can roam around with the living.

Ghost Month 2018 starts on August 11 and ends on September 10. The peak part of this Chinese tradition this year will be on August 25, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Jie, Gui Jie or Yulan Festival based on traditional Buddhist and Taoist Festival in certain Asian countries.

In a Facebook post by Vincent Ng Aeria, he has 30 Not-To-Do List during Ghost Month.

Do not….1. Hang out late
2. Spit in the street or tree
3. Stare at the candlelight or burning fire
4. Step On Or Kick offering items / joss sticks along the Roadside
5. Cover up your forehead at night; always pin or put up your hair as high as possible
6. Stare at “them” if you really saw one; look or walk away calmly
7. Make funny jokes or comments on any display altar / offering items along the street
8. Look underneath the altar table when there is a prayer session
9. Shift your eyeballs from left to right or right to left repeatedly if you sensed something; always look straight and walk toward your destination calmly
10. Sniff and follow any pleasant or sweet smell ahead of you
11. Sit on the first few Front Rows of any public Chinese Operas
12. Open your umbrella at night, especially red color type
13. Wear red color costume with high heels and walk alone at night
14. Pick up any unique items found on the street or road
15. Stand Under a Tree in the middle of the night
16. Wait at The Bus Stop after Mid-Night especially already passed the bus service operating hours
17. Whistle alone at night; you may found someone singing along with you
18. Hang your clothes out in the middle of the night
19. Walk in the dark and near the walls; something maybe visible at your side view
20. Answer or respond when someone calls you, especially from behind
21. Turn your head when someone pat on your shoulders in the middle of the street
22. Use any Dark or Black color manicure
23. Comb your hair in front of the mirror in the middle of the night
24. Shout or scream in the middle of the night, stay as quiet as possible if you felt sudden coldness
25. Get emotional and cry in the middle of the night
26. Leave your bleeding wounds in a open air; always cover up the area with plasters or other bandage materials
27. Be a curious person or hero, if you hear some “strange” sound or noise, especially soft crying tone; always act blur.
28. Swim in the pool or lake in the middle of the night; something maybe waiting to pull your legs
29. Play at the playground in the middle of the night; especially the swings
30. Take up the challenge to enter cemetery area or abandoned houses

Festival of the Middle Season 中元节 (Zhong Yuan Jie) is commonly known as the “Chinese Ghost Festival” in folk culture, and perhaps misunderstood and thus translated as “Hungry Ghosts Festivals .

The festival Originated from China, and on the 15th Day of Luanr 7 Month, it is known as the Zhong Yuan Jie 中元节(Festival of the Midde Season), a day Taoists to perform worship to their ancestors and perform salvation rites for the deceased. This day is known as the feast day of Di Guan Da Di地官大帝 (The Earth Official) (中元地官大帝下降考校日). The term “中元” refers to the Earth Official. He is one of the Three Divine Officials – Heaven, Earth and Water (天,地,水三官大帝) in Taoist Pantheon of Deities. Worship of the Three Officials dated back to the Han Dynasty.

On this Day, Taoist Priests would be engaged to perform the Salvation rituals for souls to ascend to the Eastern Palace of Enternal Bliss 青华常乐界(Heavenly Realm). The Earth Official pardon sins and thus it is also a time to seek forgiveness and confession.

Another Taoist deity that Taoists will accord respect, especially during Taoist salvation rituals will be the Heavenly Lord Tai Yi of Salvation (太乙救苦天尊). Taoists believes in seeking deliverance through Lord Tai Yi. Reciting his sacred name will also reap unlimited blessings and liberation.

Some of these have been discussed during my Sunday program in the Philippine’s First Radio Media Network DZRH with Fengshui Expert Aldric Dalumpines.

Another Fengshui Expert Hanz Cua has some tips to follow during Ghost Month.

Stay safe everyone during this Ghost Month, let’s not be scared but we can do things to avoid bad luck, I recommend prayer and meditation and yes we can follow these tips from experts in geomancy. Let’s make the Hungry Ghosts happy.

 

Philippine’s Grandest Aliwan Fiesta @ Sweet 16

The Grandest Parade and Competition of all fiestas in the Philippines – Aliwan Fiesta turns 16 in 2018.

The Aliwan Fiesta tradition started in 2003 and it’s been consistent of  showcasing the fiestas of different provinces and witness them all in one BIG Fiesta event in Quirino Grandstand,  Manila and CCP Complex, Pasay. Contingents from different places in the country compete in three categories: Reyna ng Aliwan beauty pageant, Float Parade and Street Dance competition.

I remember the first time I took video footages of Aliwan Fiesta was in 2008 using my analog moibile phone camera, that’s why videos during that time had very poor qualities but regardless of this, it is always a treasure to document the historical event of Philippine culture, watching all the fiestas performances in an annual big occasion.

The following Aliwan videos have been shot using analog mobile phone cameras, compact digital cameras and the latest using smart phone digital cameras. You can see the progression or improvement of qualities.

 

The Aliwan Fiesta journey continues and I’m always excited to see the performance of all the contingents. Every performance is a masterpiece because every culture is treasured . See you all next year and in the succeeding years after.

Check out Aliwan website: http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph/aliwan2.5/