Thursday, May 31, 2012


On 2013 another set of Senators will be elected to serve for 3 years prior to the Presidential Elections and just last week the nation saw how the Philippine Senate and its members bare themselves and acted as judges in an impeachment court.  At a local coffee shop in Libertad people from all walks of life gathered as if a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about to start or the NBA Championships Game 1 is about to begin.

People gathered and took time to be in front of the television.  Distant murmurs of what Senator Lito Lapid will say to back his decision as a Senator Judge while on the other hand Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is expected to say a lot of things.  The decision on whether it is of importance that Chief Justice Renato Corona should be acquitted or to be impeached came second to the thrill of having to see these senators deliver their statements.

For those who saw the brilliance and legal sharpness of Senator Santiago, a lot of people were struck with the delivery of her statement but later on decided to acquit the Chief Justice which sent mixed reactions to the nationwide spectators.  “Kaalam man sa iya nga-a wala cya nag pati nga dapat guilty si Corona”, an ice cream vendor lamented.  Basing on the initial reaction, it was a popular call to impeach the Chief Justice but still the people in the coffee shop hanged on until other senator judges do their stance.

The turn of Senator Lito Lapid came and right after a few words in front of the podium people in the halls of senate were given a “Silence Please” sign while the crowd watching at the coffee shop cheered, laughed and clapped their hands as if Pacquiao delivered a killer punch in the first round of his boxing match.  It did not take long until Senator Lapid was able to deliver his speech and ruled out that he found the Chief Justice guilty.  The crowd went rowdy and the noise was way off the volume levels.  “Hambal nila indi man gid ni maalam si Lito Lapid, indi gani kabalo mag ingles nga-a husto man ya ang iya nga desisyon..." said the man on the other table who is a sidewalk vendor at the Libertad Market.

Basing on the crowd reaction – there was a popular call to oust the chief justice.  Political tacticians say that it is because of the political alignment of Chief Justice Corona to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  But on the other hand, I am looking on another angle – the representation that the people's choice clearly showed how we picked our leaders when they were running for these positions.  The people elected either a brainy candidate or one who does not have any.

The elections are supposed to be the chance of the people to put somebody into power while serving their interest, but with the present electoral system where those who have the money that can fuel a campaign will obviously win – where is the freedom of choice?  Candidates equipped with adequate machinery and are popular are most likely to win a government post.

The performance of the Senators as senator judges for the impeachment court is a lesson to ponder on by the voting public – were they able to choose quality leaders? As a nation, did the Philippines mature by using their freedom of suffrage? #osb

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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Friday, April 13, 2012

GAB CHAIR MONJU GUANZON: “Government support is needed to develop local boxers” By: Owen Segovia Bayog

Regions from the Visayas and Mindanao have been producing quality boxers and have successfully landed remarkable stints both local and in the international scene. In a press conference yesterday at Dodong’s Fast Break cafĂ© of Bascon Hotel Games and Amusement Board Chairman, Monju Guanzon told members of the media that there should be a program that will focus on a boxing program from the grassroots level.

Guanzon further added that there are number of cities that got there boxers from Bacolod City but since there is a no support from the local government these boxers been claimed by other towns and cities as their own.  Guanzon was later asked about the boxing facility at the Paglaum Sports Complex and was able to recall that after his father, the late Congressman Romeo Guanzon there have not been any substantial support for the Negros Amateur Boxing Association (NABA) and lauded the volunteerism of trainers and coaches who teaches young kids at the said meager facility.

“There is a need for government to support local boxers and get financial support to run a facility for this sport”, Guanzon said.  There is a need for a certain City to develop local talents through a good sports program in connection to the growth and development of the youth and sports.  “Bacolod has no boxing team”, Guanzon added.  On the other hand the local boxing stable is located in Barangay Mansilingan where the RGG Coliseum stands and is owned by the Guanzon family.

Bacolod remains to be a choice of ALA Promotions having to hold two successful events in the City and in May 4 “Pride of Negros” will be at the L’Fisher Hotel for another showcase of local talents in Boxing and a Title fight between Merlito Sabillo and Jonathan Refugio for the Philippine Boxing Federation  Super-Fly Weight Division.#osb      

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Miguel Marquez!

It will be sure fire when these two warrior meet on the ring once again.  Marquez wants to prove his worth while Pacquiao will settle unfinished business to knock down Marquez this time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Services offered on the wall - who gets to offer the needed service for this one on the floor?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


La Consolacion College Bacolod will be hosting the ‘2nd InternationalConference on Multidisciplinary Research’ on October 21 – 22, 2011.The conference is organized by the Philippine Association of Institutions for Research (PAIR) and the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research (IAMURE) in partnership with the Commissionon Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Science andTechnology (DOST) in Western Visayas.A press conference was held at LCC yesterday with visiting researchersDr. Alan Lau, Dr. Purita Bilbao, Dr. Veneracion Cabana and Dr. JenaroJapos and discussed the importance of research and journal writing.The group also encouraged the people in the academe to adapt to the technological advances of the time like the going to the world wide web or the internet.

More than 200 participants from all over the country and abroad are participating in the conference and 163 papers will be orallypresented.  Three participants will be coming from Canada, two from Germany, two from Indonesia and one from Australia while the rest arefrom various higher learning institutions in the country.Dr. Jenaro Japos President of the Philippine Association ofInstitutions for Research and the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research says there is no problem for the people who access the internet, only that they are not guided on how to use itand on what purpose. Poverty is not an excuse says Dr. Japos as mostof those who are poor can easily access a computer and be able to use it.  "The role of the teachers also is to guide the students which websites to use and patronize", Dr. Japos added.

The conference will provide a venue for researchers and institutions to disseminate results of scientific studies; learn from the experiences and best practices especially on research journal publication; and collaborate among other institutions or individual research experts for the development of research programs and building of capacities in research.  The conference will also recognize meritorious achievements of individual researchers, institutions and research journals.#osb