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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

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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

Dreams Março 24, 2008

Filed under: Inspirational,Life — looking4good @ 9:35 pm

Dreams have a reality all their own. To the person who indulges in its escapist world, it is as real as you and me. Do you remember the time when as a kid, we used to have our own imaginary friends? Or how about the castles in the air we escaped to when things were bleak in our real world?

I remember when I was a child and I dreamed of my own world of make believe. My favorite spot was our window upstairs. I would pretend that it was an airplane and I was a pilot that flew it wherever I wanted it to go. I would simulate so many dogfights and bomb runs on the territories of the enemy.

Sometimes, I would pick up cottons from inside our dilapidated living room sofa and blew them outside our window. Then I would pretend that they formed into the big shapely clouds that adorned our skies.

Even when I was already a young teen, I would still indulge in my make believe world. It was a world of idyllic beauty, with a breath taking lake and a garden full of gorgeous flowers and luscious fruit bearing trees. Oh, I was always lost in the enchanting beauty and grandeur of that escapist world with the lady of my dreams. Food was no problem for us for the lake was full of fishes jumping in the air. And we have our own menagerie of farm animals to provide us meat. We planted our own colorful vegetables in our garden patch.

The girl of my dreams was so beautiful, perfect in every way. I made so many poems and love letters to her. But alas, all dreams have their endings. I was brought back to the harsh realities of life. I have to go on with my schooling and later on, with my work. But my enchanted world was so good and real while it lasted.

Dreams Are My Reality – Richard Sanderson

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Inspirational/Feel Good


"Hemaya Campaign … "Stop Drugs .. Change Your Life"" Março 23, 2008

Filed under: Community,Life — looking4good @ 7:41 am

Alsalamo Alikom,

How are you all today ??

This Post is about Hemaya Campaign Against Drugs … Its Title is ” Stop Drugs … Change Your Life “ … It’s arranged by Hemaya Organization in Collaboration with Right Start Organization represented by Mr. Amr Khaled and Dubai Police Department …. The Following is a detailed description of everything regarding this campaign ….

I just wanna dedicate special thanks to my brother Ibrahim Hamdy who has provided me with the translated version of the campaign details so that I can post it here … Jazak ALLAH Khayran …

Please read it then try to contribute by any mean you can .. Thanks for your time … Jazakom ALLAH Khayran ..

Hemaya Campaign

• A Quick Overview of the Current Situation:

1. The number of drug addicts in the Middle East has reached 10 million addicts, four of which happen to be in Egypt

2. The number of drug abusers, unfortunately, far exceeds the mentioned number of addicts

3. The counts are expected to further boom as a consequence of the decrease in drug prices, lack of job opportunities and spread of depression among youth

4. There’s continuous increase in the spread of crimes, ranging from rape to theft, road accidents, domestic violence, which are all threats to the safety of society

5. Drug addiction is no longer a “male” practice, it’s spreading among females which further threatens societal order

6. The number of drug addicts who sought treatment in the past three years has not outnumbered 4 thousand addicts

7. The spread of drug addiction among prisoners and the absence of any facility to treat them is another threat to societal order

عرض سريع للوضع الحالي

1- بلغ عدد مدمني المخدرات في العالم العربي حوالي 10 مليون مدمن وفي مصر وحدها حوالي 4 مليون مدمن.

2- يبلغ عدد المتعاطين للمخدرات أضعاف الرقم السابق.

3- يتوقع زيادة مطرده في هذه الاعداد نتيجة لانخفاض اسعار المخدرات وزيادة معدلات البطالة والاحباط لدى الشباب.

4- هناك تزايد مستمر في انتشار الجرائم الكبرى (الاغتصاب والقتل) والصغري (السرقة) وحوداث الطرق وجرائم العنف الاسري (بسبب ادمان الاب او الابن) مما يشكل تهديد متزايد لأمن المجتمع العربي.

5- الإدمان لم يعد منتشرا بين الذكور فقط وإنما تتزايد نسبته بين الإناث أيضا، مما يهدد بانتشار الجرائم الاخلاقية في المجتمع.

6- إجمالي عدد من توجه للعلاج في السنوات الثلاثة الاخيرة في العالم العربي لا يزيد عن 4 الالاف مدمن سنويا فقط.

7- انتشار الادمان بين المسجونين في السجون العربية مع عدم وجود آلية لعلاج هؤلاء المسجونين تمثل خطر مستقبلي كبير.

• The Concern:

The main concern is that current attempts to deal with the issue of drug addiction by governments, police departments, or specialized authorities are inefficient and ineffective. They are incapable of achieving tangible change in either preventing new incidences of drug addiction or convincing current abusers to simply start the journey to recovery….the failure to promote change is not because such attempts are incompetent. Rather, because the issue of drug addiction is bigger than that, it requires a collaboration between those
authorities, society, volunteers to start a ripple effect… to start change through a period of intensive work on the issue of drug addiction, start an effect, and hand the issue back on to the specialized authorities. This is the goal of our intensive, campaign!

المشكلة: –

حقيقة المشكلة أن الجهود الحالية المبذولة من جانب الحكومات وأجهزة الشرطة والجهات المتخصصة غير كافية وغير قادرة على تحقيق نتائج ملموسة سواء في اقناع الإصحاء من الشباب ليتجنبوا هذه الافة أو لاقناع المدمنين الحاليين بان يبدأو برنامج العلاج. وذلك ليس بسبب عدم كفاءة هذه الاجهزة لكن بسبب أن المشكلة أكبر من ان يقوم بحلها جهاز أو إدارة أو حكومة وإنما يحتاج الأمر إلي مشاركات بين هذه الجهات جميعا ومعها الجهات الشعبية والتطوعية لتهز المجتمع الشبابي كله لفترة محددة ومكثفة ثم تسلم نتائج عملها لهذه الجهات المتخصصة لتتابع عملها بعد هذه الحملة التوعوية الشعبية.

• The Campaign’s Goals:

The main goal of the campaign is to integrate society in the process of tackling the issue of drug addiction through = >

1. spreading awareness among non-users and so preventing new incidences of drug use…or abuse.

2. encouraging addicts to simply start a rehabilitation program .
This will take place through an intensive 5-week campaign, in which society is encouraged to participate

هدف الحملة :

تهدف الحملة إلي إشراك المجتمع في جهود التوعية لابعاد الاجيال الجديدة عن تعاطي وإدمان المخدارت وذلك بالتركيز علي أمرين اساسين :

1- اقناع وتوعية الاصحاء ليبقوا اصحاء.

2- توجيه المدمنين ليبدأو برنامج العلاج.

وسيتم ذلك من خلال حملة لمدة خمس اسابيع مطلوب فيها من المجتمع المشاركة في تحقيق الهدف.

• Means of Achieving the Goals:

1. Printing out a million stickers saying “no” to drugs.
2. Organizing 5 thousand events in the Arab world.
3. Encouraging 5 thousand drug abusers to start a rehabilitation program.

وسائل تحقيق الهدف :

سيتم قياس تحقيق الهدف من خلال ثلاثة وسائل محددة قابلة للقياس وهي كما يلي :

1- وضع مليون استكير بعنوان “لا للمخدرات”.

2- إقامة خمسة الاف Event في العالم العربي.

3- توجيه خمسة الالاف مدمن عربي لبدء برنامج العلاج .

• Means of Achieving the Goals, in more detail…

1. Sticking a million stickers saying no to drugs in various areas were youth usually hang around; clubs, universities, high schools, public places,… a sticker has been specially designed and will be posted on the internet for everyone to print out and stick. There will be a count of the number of stickers printed to ensure that the goal is reached!

2. Organizing five thousand events in which awareness would take place, an event can be a concert, lecture, marathon, Friday-prayer “khotba”, newspaper article…etc.
Those first two steps pave the way to the third step

3. Encouraging five thousand addicts to start a rehabilitation program: this is a hard yet attainable goal, especially after accommodating the atmosphere of youth through the stickers, flyers, brochures and events. The goal is to start the rehabilitation process and not rehabilitate, since the rehabilitation process takes from four to six months… the goal is to encourage the addicts to start treatment through contacting the call centers or emails specially designed to receive their requests and refer them to the rehabilitation centers… collaborations have been made with most of the rehabilitation centers available in the Arab world to provide beds for the campaign and give up to 50% discounts on rehabilitation for the addicts entering through the campaign….there will also a proportion of beds reserved for free admission of those incapable of covering the expenses. The numbers of call centers, and the emails will be broadcasted through the various media channels

شرح وسائل تحقيق الهدف :

1- وضع مليون استكير بعنوان “لا للمخدرات” في أماكن تجمعات الشباب مثل النوادي والجامعات والمدراس الثانوي وغيرها من الاماكن العامة الشبابية. وقد تم تصميم استكير موحد سيوضع على مواقع الانترنت المختلفة ليسهل طباعته وتقليده مع وضع عداد على مواقع الانترنت للتاكد من تحقيق المستهدف.

2- إقامة خمسة الالاف Event في العالم العربي يقوم بها الشباب بتوعية بعضهم البعض مثل (حفل غنائي – خطبة جمعة – ندوة مدرسية – برنامج فضائي -ماراثون جري – فقرة في الإذاعة المدرسية – ندوة دينية – مقال صحفي- ندوة مع شخصية مشهورة … إلي غير ذلك).

على أن يتم توفير أفكار ومواد دعائية للشباب على مواقع الانترنت المختلفة ليقوموا بطباعتها واستخدامها، وسيتم ايضا وضع عداد على مواقع الانترنت المختلفة كوسيلة قياس لتحقيق المستهدف.

· تعتبر الوسيلة الاولى والثانية السابقتين تمهيدا مهما واساسيا لتحقيق المستهدف الثالث والاخير.

3- توجيه 5 الالاف مدمن عربي لبدء برنامج العلاج : وهو مستهدف صعب وليس بالسهل لكنه قابل للتحقيق، خاصة وأنه سياتي بعد تهيئة الاجواء بين الشباب من خلال المليون استكير والـ 5000 Event . والمقصود هنا هو بدأ برنامج العلاج وليس العلاج نفسه فمن المعروف أن العلاج يستغرق فترة من اربع إلي ستة اشهر بينما المستهدف هنا هو بدء برنامج العلاج بمعنى أن تتحرك إرادة المدمن نفسه ويتصل بحملة حماية من خلال الـCall Center المخصص لذلك أو الايميل السري المخصص لذلك ليطلب توصيله بالمراكز المعالجة للادمان ليبدأ برنامج العلاج. وقد تم الاتفاق مع معظم مراكز علاج الادمان في العالم العربي لتوفير الاسرة بشكل خاص لحملة حماية وعمل خصومات مالية تصل إلي 50 % للمدمنين القادمين من طرف الحملة، كما تم الاتفاق ايضا مع هذه المراكز لتوفير جزء مجاني من الاسرة والعلاج للفقراء حتى لا تكون الحملة للاغنياء فقط. وسيتم الاعلان عن ارقام الـ Call Center والايميل السري والمراكز العلاجية من خلال الفضائيات والصحف والاذاعات ومواقع الانترنت.

• The Campaign’s Duration:

The campaign’s duration is 5 weeks starting from March 9, 2008, ending April 11, 2008.

• Note:

The campaign will start with a press conference held by the generalship of Dubai’s Police, under the sponsorship of Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan, Dubai Police Chief, with the presence of Mr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz, head of the United Nation’s office in the Middle East.

The campaign will end with a closure party in Cairo to announce the final results of the campaign, and to honor those who have given tremendous efforts during the campaign, and to announce the permanent future plans of facing the problem, which will be presented by the specialized authorities of dealing with drugs in the Arab world.

مدة الحملة:

مدة الحملة خمسة اسابيع تبدأ من تاريخ 9 مارس 2008 وتنتهي بتاريخ 11 ابريل 2008.

ملحوظة :

* ستبدأ الحملة بمؤتمر صحفي يعقد بالقيادة العامة لشرطة دبي تحت رعاية الفريق ضاحي خلفان رئيس شرطة دبي وبحضور الاستاذ محمد عبد العزيز رئيس مكتب الأمم المتحدة في الشرق الأوسط.

* وستختتم الحملة بحفل ختامي بالقاهرة لإعلان النتائج النهائية للحملة وبتكريم المتميزين في الأداء أثناء الحملة وباعلان الخطط المستقبلية الدائمة لمواجهة المشكلة وسيقدم هذه الخطط الجهات المتخصصة والمعنية بمواجهة المخدرات في العالم العربي.

• The Campaign’s Partners:

1. The Generalship of Dubai’s Police, represented by Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan, Dubai Police Chief

2. The United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), represented by Mr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz

3. The Right Start Foundation International, represented by Mr. Amr Khaled

4. Figures of media, culture, arts, and sports… The campaign is national, and does not preserve certain names or people and whatever helps in protecting the nation and protecting the youth is a success to the noble goal of the campaign. Therefore, the participation of the figures of the media, arts, and sports, in the way they find appropriate, being involved with or separate from the three primary partnerships , is not only useful, but also necessary to save millions of the Arab youth from all kinds of drugs.

شركاء الحملة :

1- القيادة العامة لشرطة دبي ويمثلها الفريق ضاحي خلفان.

2- مكتب الأمم المتحدة لمكافحة الجريمة والمخدرات يمثله الاستاذ محمد عبد العزيز.

3- مؤسسة رايت ستارت الدولية ويمثلها الاستاذ عمرو خالد.

4- رموز الاعلام والثقافة والفن والرياضة.. والحملة قومية وليست حكرا على اسماء أو اشخاص وبالتالي فكل ما يصب في مصلحة حماية الوطن وحماية الشباب هو نجاح للهدف السامي للحملة وبالتالي فان مشاركة رموز الاعلام والفن والرياضة بالشكل الذي يرونه مناسبا مرتبط أو منفصلا عن الشركاء الثلاثة الأوائل هو مفيد بل ومطلوب لإنقاذ ملايين الشباب العربي من آفة المخدارت.

• The Campaign’s preparations:

1. A unique sticker has been designed with the title “No Drugs”

2. A three minute short movie has been shot, which targets guiding and leading the addicts to start the rehabilitation program, and will be offered for free to satellite T.V. channels.

3. A “Rap” song has been produced, which speaks to the addicts in their own language, to help let them start the rehabilitation program.

4. A deal has been done with 25 rehabilitation centers to preserve beds, and cure 5000 addicts, with a discount that reaches 50% for whom can afford paying the therapy costs, and this is in addition to 15% of the total cases that are being treated for free. This amount will be divided into two groups; the first group will include half of the addicts to be treated at the beginning of the campaign, and the second group will include the other half, who will be treated four months after.

5. A Hotline has been offered, and an email which keeps everything confidential, both to receive addicts requests of wanting to get treated and start the rehabilitation program.

6. 120 young men and women, from “Homat El Mostakbal” team, have been trained to “Outreach” to the addicts at their places to try to convince them of starting a rehabilitation program, where the target of each of them is convincing and encouraging ten addicts who are willing to start the rehabilitation program, acknowledging that this is the first time “Outreach” is being done voluntarily in the Arab Nation.

7. There has been a deal with 5000 young men and women from “Homat El Mostakbal” team, who have been trained under the United Nations, Dubai Police, and Right Start, to participate as volunteers in implementing the means of the campaign.

8. There has been training sessions prepared, specialized in training parents of addicts, as well as friends of addicts, in how to treat their son or friend addict, until they convince him/her into starting the rehabilitation program and guiding him/her to Hemaya Campaign.

9. There has been a deal done with five internet sites to entirely adopt the campaign on the internet, where one of these sites is, as well a special Hemaya site on the official website of the Arabic Police.

10. A deal is currently being done with several satellite T.V. channels, newspapers, and other Medias, to adopt the campaign in the media sector.

تجهيزات الحملة

1- تم تصميم استيكر متميز بعنوان لا للمخدرات.

2- تم تصوير فيلم قصير مدته 3 دقائق يهدف إلي توجيه المدمنين لبدء برنامج العلاج وسيقدم الفيلم مجانا للفضائيات المختلفة.

3- تم عمل أغنية (راب) تكلم المدمنين بلغتهم لبدء برنامج العلاج.

4- تم الاتفاق مع 25 مركز لعلاج الادمان لتوفير الاسرة والعلاج لـ 5000 مدمن وخصم يصل إلي 50 % لمن هو قادر على تحمل نفقات العلاج، وهذا بالاضافة إلي 15 % من إجمالي الحالات يتم علاجهم بالمجان. على أن يتم استقبال هذا العدد على مرحلتين، مرحلة في بداية الحملة لعلاج نصف العدد المطلوب ومرحلة أخرى بعد اربع اشهر لبدء علاج النصف الاخر.

5- تم توفير خط ساخن وايميل سري لتلقي طلبات المدمنين لبدء برنامج العلاج.

6- تم تدريب 120 شاب من فريق حماة المستقبل من دول عربية مختلفة ليكونوا قادرين على القيام للوصول للمدمنين في أماكنهم وإقناعهم ببدء برنامج العلاج، حيث المستهدف من كل منهم أن يوصل عشر مدمنين مستعدين لبدء العلاج، علما بان هذه الطريقة (الـOutreach) تستخدم لاول مرة من خلال متطوعين في العالم العربي.

7- تم الاتفاق مع خمسة الالاف شاب من فرق حماة المستقبل المدربين من قبل الأمم المتحدة وشرطة دبي ورايت ستارت ليشاركوا كمتطوعين في تنفيذ وسائل الحملة.

8- تم إعداد دورة متخصصة لتدريب أهالي المدمنين وأصدقائهم عن كيفية التعامل مع ابنهم المدمن حتى يصلوا إلي اقناعه ببدء برنامج العلاج وتوصيله لحملة حماية.

9- تم الاتفاق مع خمس مواقع انترنت لتتبنى الحملة بالكامل على الإنترنت ومن هذه المواقع موقع عمروخالد دوت نت وموقع حماية الخاص بالشرطة العربية.

10- يتم الاتفاق حاليا مع عدة فضائيات وصحف وإذاعات لتبني الحملة اعلاميا .

• The Campaign’s Program:

First Week :

  • Putting out one million stickers of the title “No Drugs”.

Second Week :

  • Having 5000 “Events” in the Arab World.
  • Continuing with first week’s activity.

Third week :

  • Guidance of 5000 Arab addict to start a rehabilitation program.
  • Continuing all previous activities.

Fourth Week :

  • Proceeding with the start of the therapy of the 5000 addicts, focusing on the importance of treating prisoners.

Fifth Week :

  • Final continuation of the campaign and the closure party.

برنامج الحملة

الأسبوع الأول :
– وضع مليون استكير بعنوان “لا للمخدرات”.
الأسبوع الثانى :
– اقامة 5000 Event فى العالم العربى
– مع متابعة نشاط الأسبوع الأول
الأسبوع الثالث :
– توجيه 5000 مدمن عربى للعلاج
– مع متابعة كل ما سبق.
الأسبوع الرابع :
– متابعة بدء علاج الخمسة آلاف مدمن مع التركيز على أهمية علاج المسجونين
الأسبوع الخامس :
– متابعة نهائية للحملة و حفل الختام

• Other Goals for the Campaign:

1. The guidance of 5000 addicts to start a rehabilitation program through this campaign will persistently lead to the motivation and action of many millions of addicts who will be motivated to start a rehabilitation program in the future too. This will lead to the construction of more rehabilitation centers in order to acquire the addicts’ need to get treated, based on the Law of Supply and Demand.

2. This campaign has a bigger role than just the drug issue, which is educating society about positivity, especially because this campaign provides a solved model of how to solve our complex problems through having a united spirit in the society to tackle these problems. And therefore, this campaign will be an applied idea and a solved model, which can be repeated and imitated.

أهداف أخرى للحملة

1- أن توجيه 5000 مدمن لبدء برنامج العلاج من خلال هذه الحملة سيؤدي بالتبعية إلي تحريك وتحفيز الكثير من الملايين المدمنين ليتشجعوا في المستقبل لبدء برنامج العلاج ايضا.وسينتج عن ذلك إنشاء مزيد من المراكز العلاجية لاستيعاب اقبال المدمنين على العلاج وفقا لقانون العرض والطلب.

2- هذه الحملة لها دور اكبر من قضية المخدرات وذلك من خلال تعليم المجتمع الايجابية خاصة وأن هذه الحملة تقدم مثال محلول لكيفية حل مشاكلنا المستعصية إذا دبت روح التكاتف في المجتمع لمواجهة هذه المشاكل. وبذلك تكون هذه الحملة نموذجا ومثالا محلولا قابل للتكرار و التقليد.

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Thanks a lot for your time, waiting for your comments Jazakom ALLAH 7’ayran Wa Nafa3 Bekom Al Islam Wa AL Muslimeen.




Personal Change – The Secret To A Stress Free Life Março 13, 2008

Filed under: Life — looking4good @ 6:45 am

We are not happy with our situation in life so we change it. We are not happy with our work, so we resign and look for another job. We are not happy with our spouses, so we divorce him/her and look for another one. We are not happy with our children, so we try to distance ourselves as much as possible from them. When we are confronted with a situation we don’t like, we immediately change it. But in the process, that does make us happy?

When we change a stressful situation- our work, our spouse, or anything else that give us stress, did that make us happy? No, it only made us happy at first but later on, the same symptoms reappear and we are back to square one where we wallow once again in stress and unhappiness.

Why? Because changing the situation is never the solution. Remember, we can never change another person. That person will change because he likes to change and not because we caused him to change. We cannot change the stressful situations in our lives either. Have we not noticed that life is never constant. It is always a case of ebb and flow, high and low, happiness and sorrow. One day you are up there in the clouds in happiness, and the following day, you are down there in the dumps with a desperate situation that threatens to tear you apart.

Why? Because life is like that. The only person who is truly happy and joyful in life irregardless of his external situations, is the person who has learned to make a personal change within and accepts whatever fate hands down to him. He can live in extreme equanimity through the good days as well as through the bad days. He does not attempt to change people, he adjusts to them. He does not attempt to change situations, he rides them through. He is like the bamboo tree that bends down when a fierce storm is present. Then he regains his full stature as soon as the storm is gone. The sturdiest trees are those that survived the strongest and fiercest storms in life.

Let us take counsel from the words of the Book of Psalms in Psalm 1: 1-3 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”

You want to be truly happy in life? Then learn to trust God with all your heart and accept everything that He gives you whether good or bad. In the end, when we have passed His tests, we will surely attain true happiness and joy in life.

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla