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Sunday, February 28, 2010


Dr. José Rizal II Daw?

Mga Kabayan:

Ano naman ang masama kung may gagamit ng pangalang Dr. Jose Rizal? Dito nga sa America, there's a thousand plus, young and old, having name "Michael Jordan" na hindi naman marunong mag-basketball.


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Dear Malou or whoever want to read this....

See how bastos we are? This idiot is using the name of a hero, that we all respect... That's our problem... Most of us think we are the best... but only amongts ourselves.

Note: This idiot will be a subject of my main editorial coming this week at PMP...

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Hawaii and among a huge number of Filipino-Americans born and raised in Hawaii, there's this phenomenon called the "I'm an SCF..."

That's the phenomenon of Filipinos who are of pure kayumanggi-Indio origin, no mix whatsoever, claiming to be of Spanish, Chinese, and other ethnic origin, then lastly saying "Filipino" at the end.

Apparently, some sociologists have pinpointed the cause as the massive low self-esteem that Filipino in Hawaii felt when juxtaposed against other Asian ethnicities such as the Japanese, Chinese, and others.

It's partly because of the very bad news about disasters and misery that reaches America, plus the relative standing of the Pinoy community in comparison with the Japanese and other ethnic groups in Hawaii. While the Japanese do really well as do others (and many started off at low-level manual labor but moved up), the Filipinos there are said to have started off at the same level but most never really moved beyond menial work. Put that together with the miserable picture of the Philippines they get of the slums and the massive poverty, it really makes Filipinos in Hawaii depressed about who they are.

In short, there's must have been some discrimination that went on for a long time for Filipinos to have developed such a "coping mechanism" where they claim extra and additional genetic contributions from Spanish, Chinese, and many other groups, thereby deemphasizing their Filipino-ness.

This problem is most evident when one does an internet search of prominent Hawaii-born Americans of Filipino descent.

1. Tia Carrere - she's PURE PINAY, but she's described as being of "part Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, some other group" on different sites. The wikipedia article about her says "Spanish, Chinese, Filipino."

2. Mark Dacascos - (martial arts actor) he's Pinoy (mother is half-Japanese helf Irish), but you'll occasionally find references to him being called "part Spanish, Chinese, part Filipino" (refering to his father's side)

3. Jasmine Trias - American idol girl, several websites described her as being "party Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Filipino." How can she be "part-Hawaiian" when both her parents are from Cavite?

In any case, the fact is, Filipinos especially those in Hawaii seem to end up having this burden, so that they make up a false identity that tries to downplay their Filipino-ness simply because being Filipino is seen as baggage that drags one down. They have to make up for it by choosing two civilizations, one which administered the Philippines, the other one, which settled and prospered in the Philippines, both civilizations are known to have had major achievements (exploration and discovery for the Spanish, and scientific inventions and advancements for the Chinese) to "augment" their Filipino-ness.

I do not blame the Filipinos in Hawaii for this. It is merely a coping mechanism that they use in order to lessen their low self-esteem. But this is also a WAKE UP CALL TO FILIPINOS WORLDWIDE.

We cannot continue to make the Philippines look like a sh1thole and continue to make Filipinos look like fools.

Dr. José Rizal II
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i agree with you, Mr. Bobby Manasan..... .things are better compared to the past, seem to be better in some instances, and, of course, there is always room for improvement in most cases. the coming Philippine presidential election is critical because the choice will define what will happen to the future generation and the place of the Philippines in the international socio economic arena. competence and confidence are the true measures of a true leader. one will not work without the other - one may have confidence in the seeming integrity of a candidate with pseudo leadership qualities who will end up like a puppet on a string. it is a risky road to take. then there are those candidates who have been tested like iron to the heat of fire so that they can deal with the challenges of the times - but because of mudslinging may be sidetracked. still there may be candidate/s who are worthy of the presidency but pronounced guilty by association or other "sins"- - unjust verdicts from those who have been taught not to judge others harshly. other candidates may not have a chance but deserve to be applauded for trying. in the end, the filipino people will get the president they deserve. hopefully, this time the filipinos will win.
"Yes, Bobby, only in Hawaii, Filipinos are not discriminated. .. If you are different then good for you...." - JR
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i have seen discrimination in america but the america of the 1950s and 1960s is a lot different than the america of today. it is getting better, not worse. i can honestly say that life for the minorities are better now than they were 40 or 50 years ago. it is not perfect but it is improving as the years go by.

can you say that life for the poor people in the philippines is a lot better now than they were under the americans 64 years or more ago or is it worse? are the poor better off today or is it only the rich? when the poor can afford to build houses, buy cars and send their children to good schools, is it not because someone in their family is an OFW somewhere and sending money back home? what would happen to the economy if the OFWs stop sending $18 billion dollars a year to the philippines? how can the filipinos be discriminated against in other countries and still be able to remit $18 billion dollars to their families? when the rich filipinos discriminate against their own poor in their own country, what kind of salaries do the poor get? is it anywhere close to $18 billion/year? there is discrimination and then there is discrimination. the kind that pays poor filipinos $18 billion a year is better, don't you think? will that happen in the philippines under any president who wins the next election? i doubt it very much.

i was not talking about myself but all filipinos who have achieved better lives in other countries which they could not have done as well if they had stayed home. if there was discrimination charice would not have been invited by ellen degeneres and oprah and she would not have shared the stage with celine dion, david foster and andrea bocelli. it is talent and skill that matters here, not someone's ethnic origins. same thing with apl de ap and arnel pineda and efren penaflorida and nelson paguyo and OFC FGM anita.

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There we go again! There's always different amongst Filipinos in America. Of course you are different Bobby... But you never heard those people around you, other people not Filipinos. Majority of us say "No, I am not the same as the others" that talking about Filipinos. Unless you look Irish or better still caucasian then you Bobby, you are very very different from us.

You are still Filipino and part of the problem of bad behavior... Let me know how different are you from the rest of us.

Yes, Bobby, only in Hawaii, Filipinos are not discriminated. .. If you are different then good for you....

Good thing I am not standing next to you, otherwise I am dead already.... And, you don't know who I am (yet). I am ten thousand miles away or above from what you reached.

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i have been to hawaii many times. tell me what you are talking about. what makes them succeed where pinoys failed? i've lived in the US for 45 years and i have never felt discriminated. what do you mean only in hawaii? i have lived in connecticut and virginia and all that mattered was what i can contribute to society and not my ethnic origin. i became a vice president of an american arch/eng/planning company that did projects all over the world. i was respected by the americans and immigrants who worked with me. where was the discrimination?

please tell me what you know about discrimination in america that is worse than the official discrimination against immigrants in the philippines like the koreans and the chinese - their children born in the philippines do not automatically become citizens and they cannot run a business without hiring filipino dummies to run it for them - is that not true? in america they don't have laws discriminatory to immigrants like the filipinos do.

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Hawaii can not be compared to Philippines, they actually have different history. But mind you only in Hawaii that Filipinos does not feel discriminated.

But you have to go to Hawaii to understand what I am talking about.


"Ito ang sistemang hindi katutubo sa atin bago dumating ang mga Kastila, Amerikano, Hapon..." - mjesus

nawala ba sa mga hawayano ang kanilang katutubong sistema dahil dumating ang kastila at kano? hindi ba dapat mas grabe sila ngayon sa pinoy dahil hindi nila pinaalis ang mga dayuhan sa bayan nila? wala sa relihiyon ang ikabubuti ng gobyerno. kung maayos ang sistema kahit na katoliko, protestante o muslim ang presidente dapat ayos lahat ng mga mamamayan ng bayan. yan lang ang dapat idulot ng tamang sistema sa taong bayan.

nasa kalooban ng tao ang pagiging mabuti sa kapwa. yan lang ang naituturo sa tao ng mga relihiyon. ang mga sistema ang nagpapatakbo ng gobyerno, hindi ang diyos. kapag walang naituturo ang relihiyon sa tao puro kahayupan ang umiiral sa bayan, kahit ano pa ang relihiyon ng mga tao - afghanistan man yan, tsina, hapon, america o pilipinas.

huwag nyong ilabas ang relihiyon nyo sa simbahan, templo o bahay nyo, yun lang ayos na kilos ang kailangan nyong dala-dala at parating ipakita. walang pakialam ang bayan sa mga relihiyon ng mga tao. pantay-pantay lang dapat sila sa pananaw ng gobyerno - walang dapat pinapanigan kahit isa.

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Magsisi man at huli, walang mangyayari.
Manisi man nang manisi, wala na ring silbi.
Hindi tayo naninisi sa kalagayan nating api.
Sinasabi lang natin ang talagang nangyari:

Nakamana ang ating lahing Pinoy ng masasamang impluwensya sa dayuhan, dahil ang orihinal nating lahing malaya sa maling relihiyon, maling ugali at tradisyon, ay dakilang uri.

Nag-ugat na ito, at sa pag-unlad ng ibang bansa lalo na ng mga sumakop sa atin, nanatili ang kamalian: Ang ating sangkaterbang relihiyon, sinu-sino ba ang nagdala nito bilang kapalit ng iisang relihiyong katutubong sumasamba sa Iisang Diyos? Kung nagkakaiba sa pagsamba, magkakaiba sa pamamahala at pamumuhay. Magkakaiba sa pagsasamahan.

Karaming matatalainong Pinoy sa Pinas at ibang bansa, pero hindi magkakaugali. Parang isang pamilyang hiwalay(broken family) kaya broken tune ang inaawit. Ang malaking isyu: Kapag ang Diyos ay hindi kasama sa uri ng pamamahala, hindi mababago ang takbo ng ating buhay, personal man o barangay, munisipyo, lalawigan, o buong bansa. Sino ba sa mga pulitiko ang may paninindigan sa Batas ng Diyos at nakalaang mamuno at magpatibay ng batas ng taong nakasalalay sa Banal na Kasulatan at halimbawa ng mga Propeta?

Pag-araan muna natin ang Tamang Pagsamba at pagsunod sa Batas ng Diyos at magkaisa sa pagtupad nito.

Ang karaniwang Batas ng mga namamahala ay sariling batas o ng kanilang mga kauri. Ito ang sistemang hindi katutubo sa atin bago dumating ang mga Kastila, Amerikano, Hapon na hanggang ngayon ay namamayani sa Nag-iisang Bansang Katoliko / Kristiyano sa Asya pwera ang East Timor. May sistemang batay sa Batas ng Nag-iisang Lumikha. Ano ang inyong sistema?

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M. Eisa

"Minana natin ang sistemang galing sa dayuhang walang karapatang mamahala sa ating bayang hindi nila pag-aari." - Muhammad Eisa de Jesus

ewan ko lang kung ang sistemang galing sa dayuhang walang karapatang mamahala sa ating bayan ay may natitira pa hanggang ngayon. wala na ang US-style justice system, sinira na rin ang public education system, ang public works system ay kinurakot na, ang public health system wala nang budget. mukhang naitapon na sa basura ang lahat ng sistemang galing sa dayuhan magbuhat nung july 4, 1946 independence day.

ano pa ba ang iniisip nyong natitira pa sa mga minana nating sistema galing sa dayuhan? aber nga? puro mga sistemang pinoy ang umiiral sa pilipinas ngayon kaya tumigil na kayong manisi sa dayuhan. ang sistemang dayuhan umiiral pa sa hawaii, puerto rico, guam, US virgin islands, at marianas islands pero sa pilipinas wala na talaga. okay pa rin silang lahat ngayon pero kayo nalulunod na sa problemang gawa-gawa nyo.

hanggang dayuhan pa ang sinisisi nyo walang asenso pa rin ang pilipinas kasi ayaw pa nyong aminin na kasalanan nyo ang lahat ng kabalbalan na nangyayari diyan. "the imperialist devils made me do it." - ang ibig sabihin nyan wala kayong kasalanan, di ba?



When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
David Bissonette

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
Sacha Guitry

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, 'What does a woman want?

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
Sigmund Freud

'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'
Sam Kinison

'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'
James Holt McGavra

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
Patrick Murra

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once....

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years.. Then we met.
Henny Youngman

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
Rodney Dangerfield

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!'
Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'


Saturday, February 27, 2010


The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years He had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near. "Yes, Father?" said the nurse.. "I would really like to see JOSEPH "ERAP" ESTRADA and GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO
before I die", whispered the priest. "I'll see what I can do, Father" replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to them and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. ERAP
and GMA would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, ERAP commented to GMA "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images."
GMA couldn't help but agree.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took GMA's
hand in his right hand and ERAP's hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face. Finally GMA spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"

The old priest slowly replied "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." The old priest continued....
"He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same." gotcha!!!!


So that no child of ours grows up a fool

We created an institution called school

We the people built it with our taxes

To teach art, humanities and the sciences

For we believed with Rizal a brighter population

Builds the ground of a progressive nation

But what did we produce?

MBA holders working for greed-driven corporations

Lawyers in the pay of corrupt politicians

College grads in foreign–owned call centres

Teachers working as maids for Saudi truck drivers

Nurses as caregivers in North America

Doctors and engineers working as ‘anything-but’ abroad.

Half of Filipinos unemployed, underemployed

Social parasites living off foreign remittances

PMA grads at war against their own people

(You fill up the blanks)

School is meant for you to:

Love, learn and live a trade,

not pick one because it’s highly paid

sharpen the mind,

not by superstition be blind

wake your senses,

not numb them to injustice

serve your country,

not rob it blind for family

deepen wisdom’s furrows,

not wallow in the shallows

lift your soul,

not crave wealth as your only goal

in short, to yourself be true for truth shall set you free

By Voltaire X


Our ills we owe to ourselves, so let us blame no one else . . . . So long as the Philippines has not sufficient energy to proclaim, with her head erect and her bosom bare, her right to social life and her determination to guarantee this with her sacrifice and her very blood; so long as she sees her countrymen in their private life ashamed among themselves, while they hear the voice of conscience rebelling and protesting; so long as in public life they are silent and give consent to those who abuse them, and even laugh at the abuses; so long as we see them making light of the most wicked action, and even begging with their eyes for a portion of the booty, -- how can they be granted liberty? With Spain or without Spain they would be the same, -- and perhaps, perhaps, worse without her! Why should we be independent if the slaves of today are to be the tyrants of tomorrow?"

Friday, February 26, 2010


Sir Manny Yanga,

Thank you.

Your simple yet electrifying words can create a chain reaction characteristic of a nuclear fission, if more Knights truly identify themselves with The Great Malayan, instead of siding with Quiambao's Pseudo-Rizalism.

Quiambao could preach to keep the "status quo", but Lazir is one who is willing to go against the flow of fallacy and MORAL DECAY prevalent in this KOR under Supreme Commander Esguerra.

Could you imagine kind Sir, what fake example and waste Esguerra teaches the present Filipino youth? To think that the guy even shamelessly allows IHQ's Supreme Council to reportedly approve/pay for his plane ticket as he flew to the Kingdom of Bahrain, for the RY2009 Middle East & Africa Regional Assembly last year!

Good leaders need not be SAINTS, as exemplefied by Bishop Margot Käßmann. But if Esguerra has no righteousness within him, no clarity in the Rizalism he attempts to preach, why DAMAGE and SHAME the office of the KOR Supreme Commander? He can quit if he has delicadeza! Has he? Borrowing from him, what he does is "NAKAKAHIYA!" to the whole Rizalian world. Why can't he, for once, go AGAINST Quiambao's wishes, if he (Esguerra) truly is a Rizalist?


Lazir did objectively report on KOR scalawags, identifying them by name, even by rank when he could, dates and detailed info.
...the same way he reported yesterday about esteemed Bishop Margot Käßmann's grievous mistake and subsequent resignation.

Unbelievable/Unthinkable that a "lawyer" named Samuel Samuela, "KGOR" and KOR's "Supreme Pursuivant" had the temerity, if not the ignorance to investigate Moreno for "bringing shame to the KOR"...! Did he really do what he did on his own volition? Did he perhaps think Lazir will meekly bend and quietly evaporate?

Quiambao is mum about Mushake's Euro 5,000 donation, though he was Supreme Commander at that time, roger that? Is this NOT SHAMEFUL, conduct unbecoming of a so-called Court Officer/lawyer and KOR controlling honcho to ignore Sec 7, RA 646? Clearly, Samuela is lying and twisting facts, while playing AS IF he is loyal to his SWORN position and function..., just to push Moreno ILLEGALLY out of the KOR, while COVERING-UP his boss as attention is focused upon SCAPEGOAT Moreno!

Samuela, Quiambao, Esguerra can triple their lying/fact-twisting efforts, but Lazir merely has to effortlessly REPEAT a simple TRUTH to make headway for TRUE Rizalism!

Who is the fake Rizalist? Lazir or the above-mentioned trio?

In the final analysis, it is not Moreno who is expelled, but the great number of "Knights" pretending to be, as they quietly stand on the sidelines, not even knowing which foot to use to move forward to be counted on the side of Rizalism!

Lazir may be just one man, but he's one man who knows and can prove that even a Million people opposing him could be wrong--as can be clearly seen now, here and today!

KOR Knights voting on 30 May 2010 can take or accept favors Quiambao offers BUT MUST VOTE FOR A SUPREME COMMANDER WHO HAS BACKBONE DOING THE RIGHT THING

for the GOOD of the Order, and ultimately

For Country and People!

- a Freeman
- just an ordinary man but proud Pinoy not afraid to SPEAK HIS MIND!
- proud of his Filipino heritage!
- proud to even SINGLY carry the TORCH OF RIZALISM!
- while tirelessly asking VALID questions!

----- Original Nachricht ----
Von: Emmanuel Yanga ...@parkwayhonda.com>
An: kor-world@googlegroups.com
Datum: 25.02.2010 15:45
Betreff: Re: [KOR World] Views from Heidelberg (after the news article)

Good morning Lazir,

Kudos to all your e-mails, I salute you kind Sir for your conviction and dedication to the ideals of our national hero.

May your tribe increase !

Emmanuel (Manny) Yanga
Scarborough Chapter

Source: http://groups.google.com/group/kor-world/msg/7754ae13ae2539f2?pli=1

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Protestant Bishop Margot Käßmann, 51, divorced, Chairwoman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and as head bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Hannover, showed extraordinary courage and earned the respect of everyone for squarely facing the consequences of one mistake she committed: driving through a red light under the influence of alcohol!

Being a weekend, her driver had the day-off.

The lady is tough, straight character-wise, has integrity, is convincing and credible as a leader!

When do we see one Philippine leader or so-called erring "Knight" doing the same, instead of giving self-denial pronouncements?

Where is the Euro 5,000 (Mushake telephonically confirmed with Lazir in 2008) donated in RY1999-2000? Quiambao was then Supreme Commander per a London Assembly Souvenir Program. Did Quiambao order Esguerra to keep mum, Samuela to not investigate, Sir Bert Nanquil to be quiet? Since Mushake told Lazir he donated the Euro 5,000 to the KOR, do these funds become personal funds of somebody in the IHQ, not covered by RA 646, Sec 7? Why the SILENCE from IHQ?

Where is Supreme Commander Esguerra's report or investigation on this, covered by RA 646, Sec 7? If not functioning as KOR CEO, what is his competence, rank, title, sash for really? He wrote a letter 2008 to Mushake about this particular Euro 5,000 donation, mentioning that Lazir accused IHQ. Why did Esguerra become SILENT on this after that?

Mushake reportedly often called IHQ long distance, on things he considered "important". Esguerra doesn't know this? Did Mushake not call IHQ in response to Esguerra's letter? Or did Mushake call but Esguerra told him to STOP Lazir from asking about it? Why did Mushake talk to other German/European Knights to STOP Lazir from asking if there's no truth to this missing Euro 5,000? More importantly, why did Mushake not ask Lazir DIRECTLY to STOP asking questions about the KOR donation? Two prominent and illustrious Knights he talked to were jurist Dr Sir Hans Hack-Ullmer and great researcher Sir Lucien Spittael. Did Mushake fear a rebuff from Lazir so he didn't talk directly to Lazir, asking the latter to STOP asking questions about his Euro 5,000 KOR donation?

The law on donations is very clear: Donated funds are PRIVATE, until they changed hands! Once in KOR hands, they must be recorded as such, per RA 646, Sec 7 (NOT in KOR books of accounts per Esguerra and per two spreadsheets sent out by Sir Barry Bowman). Why not in KOR books Supreme Commander? Where is your report on this?

How come KOR's Supreme Pursuivant, Samuela is not resigned yet having failed to investigate this missing Euro 5,000 as provided for in RA 646, Sec 7? Afraid of Quiambao where he can't twist the facts the way he riled upon Moreno?

Another anomaly Samuela (and Supreme Commander Esguerra) is AFRAID to investigate are UNDESERVING KGOR promotions. When do we see a STOP to these abusive KGOR promotions (Quiambao giving KGOR to Paras for keeping Quiambao's son many months in Paras' Brussels home is Rizalian? Or the Supreme Council giving KGOR to Palomar for nothing Rizalian? Or KGOR for Plueckebaum who just days before the February 2009 promotion committed unethical behaviour? Or KGOR for Guansing, Nollas, racist Alcoba at the "say so" of Paras and/or Quiambao?

Now that Lazir reported on this Lady Bishop's mistake, would IHQ say Lazir brought shame upon the German Evangelical Church?

Ask Samuel Samuela. He is KOR's Supreme Pursuivant...

To help STOP KOR abuses, recommend to not anymore consider voting for Esguerra, Samuela, Quiambao for any KOR official function/position.

Opportunity is there on 30 May 2010 KOR elections. Or

Nom(ore money for Manila!)

- proud Filipino Knight, always happy to ask valid questions!

Kahirapan ng Pinoy: Hindi dulot ng “Korapsyon” kundi Kabobohan, Sobrang Hilig sa “Party” at Katamaran

Isusulat ko ang sanaysay na ito sa wikang Tagalog dahil medyo “usapang bahay” ang aking sasabihin at para lubos na maintindihan ito ng mas maraming Pinoy.

Nag uusap usap kami madalas ng aking mga matatalik na kaibigan at nabanggit na kapag tatanungin mo ang isang Pinoy kung ano ang pinakamalaking problema ng Pilipinas kaya hindi ito umuunlad, ang malamang na sasabihin sa iyo ay “Korapsyon”. Nagkaisa kami sa damdamin namin na nakakasawa na pakinggan ang katagang yun mula sa ating mga kababayan. Ang nagiging dating nito ay ibinabaling na nila ang sisi sa ibang tao o bagay (na sa kasong ito ay ang pamahalaan) na dahilan daw ng kanilang kalagayan.

Kami ay mga nakapaglakbay na sa iba’t ibang bansa at nagtrabaho o nagnegosyo doon, at nakakita din kami ng mga “korapsyon” na minsa’y mas laganap pa kaysa sa Pilipinas. Sabi ng isa sa amin na nagtrabaho sa Beijing, marami doon na tinatawag na “backroom deals” at lagayan sa pamahalaan na baka nga mas garapal pa kaysa sa Pilipinas. Pero ang bansa nila ay maunlad. Ang Thailand, Taiwan at Vietnam ganun din pero sila ay mga higit na mauunlad kaysa sa Pilipinas. Maski dito sa Estados Unidos ay garapal din ang “korapsyon” sa pamahalaan pero kahit may recession, maunlad pa rin ito kumpara sa ibang bansa. Ang mga bansang Hapon at Korea ay meron ding korapsyon at nasa balita ang mga opisyal nila na nahuling nangungurakot.


Samakatuwid, hindi monopolya ng Pilipinas ang Korapsyon. Simplistico ang sabi ng mga tulad ni Noynoy na yun daw ang sanhi ng kahirapan ng bansa. Hindi kami naniniwala doon. Naniniwala kami na ang tunay na sanhi ng pagkalugmok ng Pilipinas at mga Pilipino ay ang Kabobohan, Sobrang pagkahilig sa “Party” at ang Katamaran.

Tingnan na lang natin ang Thailand. Sa Pilipinas sila natuto ng mga kaalaman tungkol sa Bigas, doon sa International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) sa UP Los Banos. Pero ngayon, ang Thailand ay kumikita ng malaki sa pag export ng bigas samantalang ang Pilipinas ay nag aangkat nito – SA KANILA. Ngayon, sino ang matalino? Ang gumamit ng kaalaman para kumita o ang sinayang ang kaalaman at kung ano anong mga kalokohan ang inintindi kaya napag iwanan na?

May magandang punto din na nabanggit ang kaibigan ko na may mga Pinoy na nagsasabi na “boring” daw ang mga bansang Singapore o Malaysia. Yun ay dahil mas nakatuon sila sa pagpapaunlad ng mga bansa nila at sarili nila imbes na mag party nang mag party kahit nagkakanda leche leche na ang bansa na siyang ginagawa ng mga Pinoy. May mga kilala kami na halos linggo-linggo may party sa kanilang bahay. Ang kahalintulad ng mga Pinoy ang ang mga bansa sa Latin America na ganun din na mahihilig sa party kaya hindi rin nagsisiunlad.

Ang China, Korea at Hapon na may korapsyon din sa pamahalaan ay mauunlad dahil ang kanilang mga industriya ay umabante ng husto dahil sa kanilang kasipagan. Ito din ang mapapansin mo sa mga Tsino sa Pilipinas na mauunlad kahit may korapsyon sa pamahalaang Pinoy. Kaya hindi kami maniniwala o magsasabi na korapsyon ang dahilan kaya lubog ang Pilipinas. Kapag natuto na mag-isip, magtrabaho at magbawas-bawas ng pagkahilig sa party ang mga Pilipino ay saka uunlad ang Pilipinas.

Ano sa tingin niyo?

Source: http://antipinoy.com/hirap-ng-pinoy-hindi-dulot-ng-korapsyon-kundi-kabobohan-sobrang-hilig-sa-party-at-katamaran/


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


A Human Rights Watch report reveals pervasive abuses

London (AsiaNews/HRW) - "Saudi Arabia's troubles run much deeper than the terror attacks that are claiming the lives of innocent civilians," said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. In Saudi Arabia foreign workers face torture, forced confessions and unfair trials when they are accused of crimes, Human Rights Watch said today in a report that offers a rare glimpse into the Saudi justice system.

A new 135-page report, "Bad Dreams: Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia," provides the first comprehensive look at the pervasive abuses foreign workers endure in Saudi Arabia. The report also shows the abysmal and exploitative labor conditions many workers face, and the utter failure of the justice system to provide redress.

Last year the Saudi government invited a Human Rights Watch delegation to visit the kingdom for talks with officials, but has not responded to numerous requests for permission to carry out field research, including meeting with victims of abuse. The interviews for the report were conducted mostly in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines with workers who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.

"The abuses we found against foreign workers demonstrate appalling flaws in the kingdom's criminal justice system as a whole. If the Saudi government is serious about reform, this would be a good place to start, said Whitson. "We found men and women in conditions resembling slavery," said Whitson. "Case after case demonstrates that the Saudis are turning a blind eye to systematic abuses against foreign workers."

The report documents the failure of the Saudi government to enforce its own labor laws in the face of significant abuses of foreign workers by their employers.

There are 8.8 million foreigners in Saudi Arabia, Labor Minister Dr. Ghazi al-Ghosaibi disclosed in May, a figure significantly higher than any that the government has previously reported. With an indigenous population of about 17 million, this means that there is almost one foreign resident for every two Saudi citizens.

The largest expatriate communities in Saudi Arabia include one million to 1.5 million people each from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and another 900,000 each from Egypt, Sudan and the Philippines. There are also 500,000 workers from Indonesia, and another 350,000 from Sri Lanka, the majority of whom are women. Human Rights Watch documented how foreigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been denied consular visits and forced to sign confessions that they could not read. The report includes cases of beheading in which the embassies and families of the condemned men were not informed of the executions until after they were carried out.

Human Rights Watch also examined gender discrimination, using information obtained directly from Asian women who had recently worked in Saudi Arabia. The report highlights the widespread practice of forced, around-the-clock confinement of women in unsafe conditions.

In one case, some 300 women from India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines worked 12-hour shifts, six days a week, cleaning hospitals in Jeddah. At the end of each work day, they were returned to crowded, dormitory-style housing, with 14 women sharing one small room lined with bunk beds. The doors to the rooms were locked from the outside, denying the women any freedom of movement for the two or three years of their contracts.

The report also has information about women whom Human Rights Watch found in a prison in Riyadh who were serving sentences for "illegal pregnancies."

"The pervasive gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia's legal system, coupled with law enforcement officials' indifference to women's complaints, places them at great risk," said Whitson.

The report includes some specific recommendations to various Saudi government officials, including Crown Prince Abdullah, and the ministers of interior, justice and labor. These include:

take immediate action to inform all foreign workers in the kingdom of their rights under Saudi and international law, end immediately the forced confinement of workers, impose substantial penalties on employers who continue the practice and bring interior ministry practices into conformity with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which is the international treaty that establishes the right of consular officials to prompt notification about the arrest of their nationals.


Excerpts from a family correspondence between Paciano Rizal, Dona Teodora Alonso and Dr Jose Rizal, 1884

All concerned,

Reading Dr Jose Rizal's reply to his mother (below) is proof that Lazir is on the right track emulating his hero, the Great Malayan, at the same time belying Samuela's claims of "non-partisanship" or "righteousness" in exercising Supreme Pursuivant functions, Quiambao's and Esguerra's cover-up of their evil deeds in the KOR (like the MISSING Euro 5,000 Mushake donation) which IHQ tries to sell as RIZALISM!

Dr Jose Rizal's words ring SO TRUE in 1884, even today, after more than 120 years!

No, Lazir is not angry, mad or losing sleep, has no reason to bring shame to the KOR, even as Quiambao and Esguerra do promote SHAME in things they do: in most of their thoughts, their words, their deeds!

In the 30 May 2010 KOR Elections which Quiambao/Esguerra both want once more done in Manila, FEARFUL of losing IHQ control, all reasonable, upright, wise, right-thinking Knights are hereby ENJOINED to please vote for a BETTER KOR, minus the Quiambao/Esguerra evil influence!

Right now, Lazir submits the name of a reliable KOR Officer for Supreme Commander: Sir Pablo Trillana III!

Lazir will submit more names for the 30 May 2010 KOR Elections as he gets them verified!


- happy and smiling as always!
- proud Filipino Knight trying his BEST to emulate the Great Malayan!
- happy to be able to contribute in his own small ways to a better KOR with a better FUTURE/NAME alternative to what Quiambao/Esguerra currently offer.
- can always refuse any offers of KOR promotion given by Esguerra!
- will fight Quiambao's and Esguerra's corrupt ways "Wherever, Whenever!" with the agility of a Shakira! (hehehe)

Quoting Dr Jose Rizal:

"It is so difficult to live without sorrow, but misfortunes do not mean dishonor; misfortunes are welcome when they are the result of avoiding abasement and degradation. As long as we keep the esteem of those who know us, as long as our conscience is the friendly guide of our thoughts, what does the rest matter?

We have been born into a society whose political life is so out of joint that we can have no other prospect than to submit or to perish; our conscience must decide which is to be preferred. Let us then put our trust in God and in the sincerity of our purposes. If desiring and having desired the good brings misfortune as a reward, what are we to do?

The best legacy that parents can leave to their children is an upright judgment, generosity in the exercise of our rights, and perseverance in adversity. And a son pays the greatest honor to his parents with his honesty and good name; let the son never make his father tremble with indignation or with shame, and God will provide the rest...."

With regard to what you tell me about my duties as a Christian, I can tell you gladly that I have not for one moment stopped believing in the fundamental principles of our religion; my childhood beliefs have yielded to the convictions of youth which in time will take root in me; essential [beliefs] which do not resist examination and time should pass into the memory and leave the heart; I should not try to live on illusions and lies. What I believe now, I believe by reasoning, because my conscience can accept only what is compatible with reason. I can bow my head before a fact even though it be inexplicable to me, so long as it is a fact, but never before an absurdity or a mere probability."


Paciano Rizal to his brother, Nov. 5, 1884:

“At first, I thought it was only an indigestion, and I gave her a laxative hoping it would cure her; that did not happen, however, and she stayed always in bed, weak, unable to eat or sleep, so that she had lost a lot of weight after a week. I was growing very anxious about her health when I observed her sighing now and again, and then I gathered that it was a spiritual rather than a physical trouble that ailed her; I asked Saturnina [their sister] to take her to her own house to amuse her with gaming, and this having been done, she recovered.

“You were the cause of this sickness and I shall tell you why. At the time there was a great deal of talk and comment about the speech you gave at the banquet for the Filipino Painters; some said you could never return; others said that it would be better for you to stay there; still others said that you had made enemies; and there were those who said that you had also lost friends but, in brief, all were agreed that it would not be good for you to come back. These gratuitous suppositions caused our mother great sorrow and made her ill.”

Teodora Alonso to her son, Dec. 11, 1884:

“You really do not know how sad it makes me feel whenever I hear about you from others in conversation; that is why I ask you again and again not to meddle in things that bring grief to my heart....

“Now, what I truly want from you , my son, is first of all, not to fail in your duties as a real Christian, for this is sweeter to me than your acquiring great knowledge; sometimes knowledge is what leads us to ruin. Perhaps this will be my last letter to you, so remember it well for that is what I desire most.
“Your mother who wants to take you in her arms soon, and wants you to be a good Christian.”

José Rizal to his mother, early 1885:

I am doing everything possible to please you. For more than a year now, and following Father's advice, I have tried as far as possible to withdraw myself and not to call attention to my person. I have been told to stop writing; well, I have put aside my pen, the only tool I had and one which I was beginning to handle not without skill, and if sometimes I have picked it up again it was because I was compelled to do so by very powerful reasons; and even then I did not use my own name, for love of that obscurity which I need.

If in spite of this I still have enemies, well, let them be. It is so difficult to live without sorrow, but misfortunes do not mean dishonor; misfortunes are welcome when they are the result of avoiding abasement and degradation. As long as we keep the esteem of those who know us, as long as our conscience is the friendly guide of our thoughts, what does the rest matter?

We have been born into a society whose political life is so out of joint that we can have no other prospect than to submit or to perish; our conscience must decide which is to be preferred. Let us then put our trust in God and in the sincerity of our purposes. If desiring and having desired the good brings misfortune as a reward, what are we to do?

The best legacy that parents can leave to their children is an upright judgment, generosity in the exercise of our rights, and perseverance in adversity. And a son pays the greatest honor to his parents with his honesty and good name; let the son never make his father tremble with indignation or with shame, and God will provide the rest....

With regard to what you tell me about my duties as a Christian, I can tell you gladly that I have not for one moment stopped believing in the fundamental principles of our religion; my childhood beliefs have yielded to the convictions of youth which in time will take root in me; essential [beliefs] which do not resist examination and time should pass into the memory and leave the heart; I should not try to live on illusions and lies. What I believe now, I believe by reasoning, because my conscience can accept only what is compatible with reason. I can bow my head before a fact even though it be inexplicable to me, so long as it is a fact, but never before an absurdity or a mere probability.

For me religion is the holiest of things, the purest, the most intangible, which escapes all human adulterations, and I think I would be recreant to my duty as a rational being if I were to prostitute my reason and admit what is absurd. I do not believe that God would punish me if I were to try to approach Him using reason and understanding, His own most precious gifts; I believe that to do Him homage, I can do no better than to present myself before Him making use of His best gifts, just as in appearing before my parents I should wear the best clothes they have given me. If someday I were to get a little of that divine spark called science, I would not hesitate to use it for God, and if I should err or go astray in my reasoning, God will not punish me."

Source: http://groups.google.com/group/kor-world/msg/8aa575a3284c6725

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Six years ago, I remember being quite stunned by a statement our teacher (who also happens to be a nun from India) made in relation to Filipinos always overstating that they are respectful. Her opposition to this undoubtly disturbing thing is that if indeed Filipinos are what they think they are, why are there so many rape cases and people cutting lines here in the Philippines.

I can also vividly recall what my classmates reactions were upon hearing her opinion regarding that matter. Most of them were appalled and/or offended. Needless to say, I found myself contemplating on what I had just heard.

After a great deal of contemplation, I knew that there is no reason why I should go against her analysis. I hate to say this but she was right on every count.

Pinoy hypocrisy is, without a doubt, very evident. An example of this hypocrisy is in finding so many people hearing mass in a church on a Sunday. Filipinos, despite being religious, fail to be spiritual. Not that Filipinos are the only ones who do this but it is rather self-explanatory that they always pride themselves for being like this and like that when certain instances prove otherwise. This is the problem with Filipinos: They can’t walk the talk. They would go the extra mile when it comes to bragging but they can never deny that some of their practices go against what they say 24/7.

There was this time, a few years ago perhaps, when a teacher told me I was being disrespectful because I said “oo” instead of “opo”. I told her that my parents didn’t teach me how to say po and opo because they think it’s not related with respect but fear. I was asked to go to the principal’s office after that because I rebuked her dumb belief.

The problem with Filipinos with regard to saying po and opo is that they think that you are already being courteous when saying those dreadful words while talking to someone elderly. You cannot question them or argue with them even if you’re right because they think it’s atrocious.

I also find some people in the religious sector hypocrites. How can these people who know nothing about family life and overpopulation hinder the passing of the RH bill? Certainly, a few people would mock me for doing this since I cannot question anyone who is older than me especially when they are priests.

Another point I would like to raise is how Filipinos criticize the Americans for their lack of respect for their old parents by bringing them to aged care homes. If you would think about it, it’s not actually a sign of disrespect for them that they do so. It’s called reality and Filipinos just can’t face reality so they create a series of deluded criticisms to back up their wrong thinking. I would rather send my parents to an adult home than behead them and cook their heads.

If only Filipinos can see the bigger picture of being respectful, I bet they would stop priding themselves with false respect they have for elders and use their brains when it comes to reasoning. However, hypocrisy causes so much illusion to Filipinos so I don’t think I would count on them to stop persisting their lame ideas and values.

About Iya:
Iya Justimbaste believes that positive reinforcement is not applicable to Filipinos.


11/11/2009 13:22
Indonesia repatriates thousands of expats in Saudi Arabia: exploited in the workplace

Increasing instances of exploitation, abuse and violence, especially to domestic workers. About 11 thousand illegal immigrants detained in prisons in Saudi Arabia.

Jakarta (AsiaNews / Agencies) - At least 5 thousand Indonesian workers will be repatriated this week from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan. This was decided by the government in Jakarta in response to the increasing instances of harassment and ill-treatment of fellow emigrants. Muhaimin Iskandar, Indonesian Minister of Labour, announced that his country intends to suspend the sending of people seeking employment to the three Middle Eastern states.

In Saudi Arabia alone there are an estimated 600 thousand Indonesian immigrants, 90% of whom are employed as domestic workers, labourers and drivers. Didi Wahyudi, head of the Jakarta consular service to Jeddah, explains that the number of returnees “is limited and represents only 1% of Indonesian workers in the country. But it has become an increasingly significant figure".

The system that regulates the immigration of workers from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, and all Gulf countries except Bahrain, requires the employer to ensure a visa, usually of two years. This procedure puts the immigrants in a state of total dependence on those who employ them thus exposing them to abuse, exploitation and violence.

Didi Wahyudi said that the huge market for domestic workers usually attracts foreigners. An immigrant who arrives in Saudi Arabia to work in this sector receives a top salary of 800 rials per month, about 140 Euros, the minimum set by the Regulations. When they discover that foreign workers can earn up to 2 thousand rials they leave their employers, sometimes even before the expiry of two year visa, and chose to stay in the country as illegal immigrants.

The Saudi newspaper ArabNews says that in the month of September, about a thousand Indonesian immigrants, especially waiters, drivers and unskilled staff, went on trial for illegal residence in the country. Ryahd authorities say there are around 11 thousand illegal immigrants held in prisons.

The working conditions of foreign domestic staff in the Middle East concerns many Asian governments. The organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that Saudi Arabia alone employs around 1 and a half million women coming mainly from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

The government in Manila last week sent an official delegation to visit Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for on the spot checks to verify the condition of so-called Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The Manila Representatives reported an "indescribable" situation where mostly women employed as maids are exploited and live in anguish.

To date there are no bilateral agreements between the Philippines and the Gulf countries for the management of migration flows of workers. On the one hand this gives rise to the phenomena of exploitation as reported by the delegation in Manila, on the other it generates a traffic of illegal immigrants find themselves in the hands of unscrupulous Philippine recruitment agencies, ready to offer non-existent jobs to workers who want to immigrate to countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

After the visit, the delegation also wants to push the Manila government to suspend emigration of Filipinos to be employed as domestic servants in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Christian Filipino migrants forced to convert to Islam


by Santosh Digal

A Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job. Despite abuses and violence, migrants still choose the Middle East because of the availability of work.

Manila (AsiaNews) – “In my tens in Saudi Arabia, I have witnessed several Catholic or Christian Filipino migrants accept Islam under duress,” said Joselyn Cabrera, a Filipino Catholic nurse working at Riyadh hospital. Because of high unemployment levels in the Philippines, more than ten million Filipinos have left to seek jobs abroad. Every day, about 3,000 leave the country. Recently, a majority has gone to Arab countries—some 600,000 in all, 200,000 in Saudi Arabia alone.

“After some months, employers give you an ultimatum, telling you to become Muslim to keep your job,” she said. “For us, it is hard to make such a choice, but if we don’t, we become the victims of abuse.”

In her years in the kingdom, she said she saw at least 50 forced conversions at work.

“Even I have been subjected to pressures from my Muslim co-workers, but I have always refused saying that I’d rather remain Catholic. Until now, nothing has happened to me, yet.”

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Filipino emigration towards the Middle East has grown by 29.5 per cent between 2007 and 2008, a destination of choice for many migrants, and this despite horrible working conditions that include the possibility of forced conversion and sexual abuse in the case of women.

The most recent case involves a woman who was raped at work. Because of the incident, Saudi authorities accused her of unlawful extramarital sex and on 11 September jailed her in the capital.

As a result of the rape, she became pregnant, but miscarried because of harsh conditions in the prison.

Next month, she is scheduled to appear before a court, which could sentenced her to 100 lashes (see “Riyadh: rape victim might be lashed 100 times,” in AsiaNews, 22 January 2010).


Riyadh: rape victim might be lashed 100 times

Woman becomes pregnant after being raped. As a result of the harsh prison conditions, she lost her child. Under Islamic law, extra-marital relations are forbidden and for the law any sexual violence involved makes no difference

Riyadh (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A woman jailed after being raped could be lashed 100 times. Camille, an invented name, is a 35- year-old immigrant from the Philippines who has been in a Saudi jail since September 2009. As a result of her rape, she became pregnant, but miscarried because of harsh prison life.

Under Saudi Arabia’s rigid application of Sharia or Islamic law, sexual relations outside of wedlock are strictly forbidden, irrespective of whether the woman is consenting or not. In fact, rape is punished in accordance with rules laid down in the Qur‘an.

The woman’s mother told her story in an interview with GMANews.Tv. Last spring, Camille went to Saudi Arabia to work in a dental clinic to support her 5-, 14- and 15-year-old children. In August, a co-worker from Bangladesh raped her.

Knowing that extra-marital relations are punishable under Saudi law, she did not go to the police to file charges, and tried instead to leave the country and return to the Philippines.

During a routine medical examination that expatriates must undergo before leaving, doctors found that she was pregnant. An arrest warrant was issued against her and on 11 September 2009, she was locked up in Hafer al Baten Central Jail.

Because of the generally harsh conditions in Saudi prisons, Camille miscarried last December.

According to her mother, she is scheduled to go before the judges who could impose 100 lash

Rizalian tour in Germany (Heidelberg, Wilhelmsfeld) and Czech Republic (Budejovice)

Belgium - February 20, 2010

February 13 – 16, 2010

It was a wintry day when my wife Madeline and I left Belgium to take a Rizalian Euro tour.

In Stuttgart, we picked up two Filipina friends ,Mrs. Crelencia, Mrs. Go and Mr. Kramski.

We immediately drove along snowy roads to Munich. We had lunch in the same location where Rizal and Maximo Viola drank a beer 1887.

Right after lunch we headed for Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic where we arrived in the evening, in time for our appointment and late dinner with Dr. Vasilljev, husband of the late PhD Vasiljevova who wrote a biography on Dr. Rizal.

The following day(Sunday) , we visited the Budejovice museum, where the curator some 25 files with original-Rizal-Blumentritt documents for us to view.

Monday, 15 Feb we departed early morning. for Wilhelmsfeld (Germany). In this village Rizal lived for two months and finished his Noli me tangere in the vicarage.

From Wilhelmsfeld we drove to Heidelberg where we visited the Rizalian places.

From the town we went up the hill to visit the castle.

On Tuesday, 16 Feb we visited a place where Rizal attended the “Mensur” of the local students. It was an honor for the students to have a lot of scars in their face.

In Heidelberg we were looking if we could find the engraved initials JR. on the tables. This was a habit at that time. We did not find JR but saw the name of the great Bismarck who was here.

Lucien Spittael

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Click to enlarge image.My wife Madeline, Mrs. Crelencia, Mrs Go, Me and Mr. Kramski

Click to enlarge image.Lunch in Munich: Mrs. Go, Mrs. Crelencia and my wife Madeline.

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Munich, Löwenbräu Keller

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Budejovice museum with Dr. Vasiljev

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Budejovice museum

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Viewing the 25 Rizalian files

Click to enlarge image.Rizal’s Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas

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Budejovice, Market place.

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Munich, Market place

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Munich, The world famous Hofbräuhaus

Click to enlarge image.Wilhelmsfeld, Rizal Park with Rizal statue with our local Rizal guide Sir Rainer Weber

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Wilhelmsfeld, Rizal statue surrounded by snow

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Wilhelmsfeld, Vicarage where Rizal lived.

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Heidelberg, castle

Click to enlarge image.Heidelberg, house where Rizal lived and wrote "A las Flores de Heidelberg"

Click to enlarge image.Heidelberg, eye clinic where Rizal studied Ophthalmology

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Heidelberg Castle, inner courtyard

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Heidelberg castle by night