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Harsh course of natureIs a remote peninsula with great archaeological and environmental importance really a suitable site for a golf course and resort Maio 6, 2008

Filed under: Historical,Life,Nature,Photos,Tourism — looking4good @ 8:03 pm


My Name Is Rey Abao-Dacalos Maio 3, 2008

Filed under: Beliefs,Historical,Life,Rights — looking4good @ 5:02 pm

My real name is Rey Anthony Abao-Dacalos but my birth certificate says Rey Abao-Dacalos only. I was born 12:10am on June 18, 1974, but my birth certificate says June 17, 1974. Typo or human error? Whatever…

I was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cebu City, baptized at Toledo City Parish – the San Juan De Sahagun and spent my childhood years at Atlas Mining Consolidated Mining Corporation, DAS, Lutopan, Toledo City. I had my primary education (and my growing years) at Andres Soriano Memorial School (ASMS) from Grade 1 to Grade 6. It was this time that my IQ was pegged at 120!

I never graduated elementary as I jump-shipped from Grade 6 to 1st Year High. ASMS had Grade 7 then (and still has now!) and my family has to move out from the ‘little Baguio’ of Cebu as I was about to take the next step, seeking for greener pastures. (

I had my secondary education at Don Bosco Technical High School at the age of 11, spent one year at Don Bosco Seminary for Brotherhood, played soccer, volleyball, horn for a brass band and graduated as a mediocre student. Luckily, I passed all my subjects during my senior year.

Puberty years at the southside, in a place where I was surrounded by cousins, relatives and street-smarts in our ancestral lot. I was one of those ‘seen’ kids and yes, I was just being a kid! No restrictions. With my father working abroad, I was such in a liberty to go beyond what was expected of me.

I entered college at the age of 15, started with the course BS Computer Engineering for two (2) years then shifted to BS Business Administration and had a happy-go-lucky college life that took me five (5) years to finish a 4-year course. But in between, I worked as a Service Crew-Trainor at Jollibee-Mango, Store Marketing Assistant at Jollibee-SM City Cebu and Special Events Coordinator-Account Executive for 92.3 Killer Bee – Cebu, earning a measly allowance for my own consumption.

I was a member of a band, playing keyboards for 3rd Edition and Opus X. I’m a big fan of LOCAL GROUND and I would prefer old school rock-n-roll!

I was never hooked on drugs but I tried it once out of curiosity and I didn’t like it. I don’t drink that much as one (1) bottle will make my world go round and I had my smoking days during the first two (2) years of my college. USC-TC was a haven.

Finishing college, I had my first ‘real’ job at San Miguel Corporation – Beer Division. Spent the first few months as Trade Marketing Assistant for Non-Alcoholic Beverage covering Visayas and Mindanao then at National level, based at the SMC Head Office in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

In between, I spent Holy Week in Baguio City and noticed how people there celebrate. Not your usual I should say. Parties and events here and there. Outdoor concerts up and about. Celebration of mournings! That could well describe it. And somehow it crossed my mind – can I do this in Cebu? Alas – Bantayan Island!

Some months after, I was given the opportunity to fill-in a slot for Trade Promotions and Merchandising Assistant for Cebu-South, then for Cebu-North, based in Mandaue City. This is where my ‘glamorous and notorious’ life kicked-off! Events was my game. Party was my name! To cut the story short, I resigned from the company after seven (7) years of fruitful and ‘not-so-anomalous’ and mutually beneficial labor. I had my moments. I had my time.

Spent Holy Week in Bantayan Island from 2000 – 2004 because of work. Yes! Through those years, I did crazy things in that island but I made it a point to visit the three (3) churches during Holy Thursdays and spent Good Fridays on the beach – lazy as a bee! A lot do not know but I can say with pride that I was instrumental in making those parties happen back then and maybe what it is today. On that island – in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.

Later part of 2003, I, Juel Zoleta and the rest of the Local Ground-New Cebu Music pioneers formed Cebu Music Factory. (

There is life after the beer as I spent the next three (3) months as Senior Specialist for Corporate Marketing of Globe Telecom covering Western Visayas. I resigned! There are things better left unsaid. But that bastard! He was such a dirty bastard himself! He had his time. Much worst than mine combined!

It was during this period that me and Mael Lavares started Cebu DJ Centrale Services. (

I had stints as Sales and Operations Manager for Cebu Club Fort Med Resort, Boljoon, down south and Resort Operations Manager for San Remigio Beach Club, San Remigio, up north. Currently, I’m a Marketing Communications Officer in one of the top local IT companies in Cebu.

I have four (4) kids – Andre (April 19, 1997), Seona (February 25, 1998), Mellissa (September 25, 2002) and Summer (March 24, 2006). Not the usual family as they are only related through me. To the moms, thank for bringing life to angels!

Don’t look at me as if I’m the only person in this kind of situation because I’m not! I am proud of my kids and it will stay that way always! I admit I have my shortcomings and failures as a father but I know one day, I’ll make it up to them if only the people around them would permit me.

I can play games if you want me to. I can be a loyal friend. I will die for what I believe in and I can stand up for the person I love. I can shoot you if I have to but I’ll cross the bridge when I get there. To all those I’ve hurt or had misunderstandings before, my sincerest apologies. As they say, to err is human and to forgive is divine.

I’m back to ground-zero and keeping my fingers crossed that God will give me a chance for redemption. Never too late to change. Never too late to pull myself up and start life over again. I’ve seen the darkest and worst part of me. No regrets. Just memories. More importantly, lessons!

My life is somehow going around in circles but I know everything will fall in its proper place in God’s time. I am no religious but I’m a firm believer. My faith is strong and I pray for safety and good health for all those close to my heart. I’m grateful for all the blessings but in the end, whatever comes my way, let His will be done.

Presently, I’m happy because I know I’m being loved!

Don’t judge me because of my past and as if I’m the lowest human standing and moving around on this planet. First, take a look at yourself and ask – Who am I? Know yourself before you judge me. Know the real you! Scared to admit and face the truth?

So, what’s your story?


Israel’s Crime Against Humanity Abril 29, 2008

Filed under: Life,Rights — looking4good @ 8:37 am

GAZA CITY, 29 April 2008 — Israeli tanks shelled a house in the Beit Hanoun neighborhood of the Gaza Strip yesterday killing six Palestinians, including four children and their mother.

“They have wiped out my family,” said the children’s father, Ahmed Abu Mouteq, putting his hands on his head in despair and weeping as the bodies were prepared for burial.

The four children were identified as one-year-old Musab, four-year-old Saleh, three-year-old Hana and six-year-old Rodina. Their 40-year-old mother was named as Miyaser.

“I left my house just moments before to look for one of my children. I heard the sound of the explosion, and when I returned home I found my wife and my children in a pool of blood,” said the grieving father.

“They had been eating breakfast and my wife had been holding our youngest child in her hands,” said Abu Mouteq as he looked down at blood, bits of flesh and spilled milk splashed across the wreckage.

“My wife and children were in the courtyard in their pajamas when the Israelis shelled this house,” he said.

“They were eating when they were hit,” said a neighbor at the site, where chickens pecked at a bloodstained floor and cooked potatoes grew cold in a pot.

A 17-year-old Palestinian civilian, Ayyoub Attalah, who was passing by the home, was also killed in the missile strike.

A hospital worker shows journalists the bodies of four children after their house was shelled by Israeli tanks in the Beit Hanoun neighborhood of Gaza Strip on Monday while they were having their breakfast. (Reuters)

“This aggression does not serve efforts being exerted to achieve calm, and it obstructs the peace process,” said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas lashed out at Israel, saying the Beit Hanoun assault undermined talks in Egypt aimed at securing a cease-fire in Gaza.

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the massacre was part of Israel’s constant attempts to destroy any regional or international effort to lift the siege and end violence.

Hamas’ armed wing, Ezzeddine Al-Qassam Brigades, said it fired three rockets at the town of Sderot in response to the Beit Hanoun carnage.

“We are currently investigating this morning’s tragic incident,” said Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Earlier yesterday, leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Popular Resistance Committees and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine traveled from Gaza to Cairo for talks with Egyptian intelligence officials on a possible cease-fire with Israel. Hamas has offered Israel a six-month truce if it lifted an embargo on the territory.

Israel dismissed the truce proposal on Friday, saying the Palestinian group wanted to prepare for more fighting rather than peace.

But Hamas said on Saturday it was waiting for an official Israeli response, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he would wait until Egyptian mediators met Israeli officials to relay the cease-fire proposal before deciding how to react.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Haniyeh has expanded his dismissed Cabinet by appointing five new ministers in another move consolidating his de facto administration in the Gaza Strip.

Among the five new Cabinet members were Mahmoud Zahar, whom Haniyeh re-appointed as foreign minister, and Said Siam, who was given the Interior Ministry portfolio.

Both also served as foreign and interior minister in the Hamas-led government formed in March 2006, shortly after Hamas defeated Fatah in free and fair elections.

The de facto Cabinet headed by Haniyeh had had only five members, including the deposed premier himself, since June 2007. In that month, Hamas took control of the Strip by overpowering the headquarters of security forces loyal to Abbas and Fatah.

Abbas responded by dismissing the Hamas-led government and appointing a caretaker government based in the West Bank.

However, that government headed by acting Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has never been ratified by the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Parliament.

Taher Al-Nounou, the spokesman of the de facto Hamas Cabinet, said Gaza members of the Palestinian Parliament would convene “soon” for a vote of confidence in the five new nominees.

The Parliament as a whole has been dysfunctional due to the Gaza-West Bank split — which has led Fatah to boycott sessions — and also because Israel has arrested many Hamas parliamentarians.




Babies of animal and Human being Abril 19, 2008

Filed under: Life,Nature,peace,Rights — looking4good @ 9:11 pm

Evolution to army, crisis and globalization of “Pax Americana?”


The Road Of Dreams

Filed under: Life,Photos — looking4good @ 6:07 am

The Road Of Dreams
Sassine El Nabbout


The History of a Girl Abril 8, 2008

Filed under: Inspirational,Life — looking4good @ 8:35 pm
The History of a Girl

.ExternalClass .EC_hmmessage P {padding:0px;} .ExternalClass body.EC_hmmessage {font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;} Once upon a time there was this girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl’s 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone.’

Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, ‘I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?’

‘No way!’, replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word.

His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, ‘I loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?’

‘No!’, replied the 3rd boyfriend. ‘Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to marry someone else!’

Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, ‘I have always
turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?’

‘I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!’, replied the 2nd boyfriend. ‘At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.’

His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: ‘I’ll go with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.’

The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, ‘I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!’

In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your lives:

Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.

Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.

Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go.Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

Thank You Arlette for this wonderful message!
Dominican Republic

NURIN JAZLIN Março 29, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,children,Life,Rights — looking4good @ 6:01 pm

David Santos