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Hello guys.
Thank you for the information, but i think we have to verify both sides. It must be solve thru filling of case of government concern and we just hope for the best. But, why not solved in Christian way and help each other . After all we all same Boholano and hope our image is not aho aho imo imo. We will show to the World that Boholano  were different .  We were created by   God's image . So, we must be godly so that God  will be happy for us. I hope that we will not make Satan happy and dont let evil rule us.  This is an end times and we have to repent and be save.  Let JESUS be our savior and let Jesus rule our life.
According to th Holy Scriptures: Luke 6 :37 Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn a nd you will not condemned . Forgive and you will be forgiven  We cannot bring those things in heaven . God bless you all.

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Anonymous Diary Blog / Re: I would rather be hated
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:48:54 AM »
grabe sab no sakit man pod sa ulo pagbaho god. siguro galabad ang ulo niya mao nga na highblood siya nakalimot so gipatay nalang niya. Moral lesson: Ayaw gayod kalimot ug gamit ug tawas bisan toa mo sa laing nasyon. Pero ingon nila pagbaho ka lalaki lalaki ka....
Tinuod ba na ug sa middle east pa. the more nga baho ka ....the more ganahan sila. yak!

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Boholana by blood
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:38:05 AM »
hi welcome to the club!!!!!

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Bohol Directory / Re: Bohol Without Agricultural Economics: Plant and Forget
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:25:16 AM »
Want to share you this message kung tinood sana they have share also there blessings kung matawag nig blessings.  Sa atoa kaha the same kaha ang na enjoy nila? Wa lang ko kahibalo if this is the right place na i post no ? Anyway , if not puede namang idelete..Pero basaha una...para tong wala kahibalo my alam.

 â€œThe perks of being congressman” (thanks to Jane CH)

DAYS before the 14th Congress opened, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. had humored the neophyte members of the House of Representatives about the enviable perks enjoyed by lawmakers. The former representative of Camarines Sur who once chaired the powerful House appropriations committee was invited to orient the first-term legislators on the budgeting process. During his talk, he remarked how wonderful it is to be a congressman: "You have flexible time. Pwede kang pumasok, pwedeng hindi (You may or may not go to work) yet still get your salary." 

Then, he warned them not to make the mistake of paying for meals and drinks at the Batasan Pambansa's South Lounge as it is their privilege to be served free food.

Andaya may have meant everything as a joke, only that speaking of the privileges that legislators enjoy in such manner was hardly amusing, especially given a quorum-challenged legislature that has been passing fewer and fewer laws each year despite the ever increasing budgetary allocation to lawmaking. When the 13th Congress formally closed last June 30, it managed to pass only 148 laws , setting a new record-low in the history of the Philippine legislature. That is no laughing matter.

Yet apparently, the mention of perks was the very cue Jose de Venecia Jr. had also waited for. When came his turn to give the freshman legislators a briefing, the just elected House Speaker announced even more entitlements for members of the Lower House, in particular, an annual P1-million foreign travel allotment, and allocations for additional staff and maintenance of their respective district offices. There's even a new building in the works to house new offices for the congressmen.

What the public commonly knows is that his or her district representative gets a monthly salary of P35,000, plus, of course, yearly pork-barrel allocations amounting to P70 million -- P20 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and P50 million as congressional allocation for public works projects.

What is seldom known are the amounts corresponding to their other entitlements, apart from salary and pork barrel. As gleaned from the Commission on Audit's annual published itemized lists, these include expenses for district staff allocation, contractual consultants, research, consultative local travel, communication, and supplies. There are also allocations for a public affairs fund, central office staff, equipment/furniture and fixtures, and other maintenance and operating expenses (MOE).

COSTLY CONGRESSMEN
What the Public Spent for the Upkeep of Each Member
of the House of Representatives in 2005
 
EXPENSE ITEMS*
 AMOUNT
 
Basic Salary
 420,000.00
  
Foreign Travel
 220,867.70
 
District Staff Allocation
 650,000.04
 
Contractual Consultants
 120,000.00

 
Research
 396,000.00
 
Consultative Local Travel
 788,763.71

 
Communication
 129,600.00
 
Supplies
 120,000.00
 
Public Affairs Fund
 308,400.00
 
Central Office Staff
 1,982,033.58
 
Equipment/Furniture and Fixtures
 21,537.84
 
Other MOE
 600,000.00
 
Source: Commission on Audit
*Figures for Foreign Travel, Consultative Local Travel, Central Office Staff and Equipment/Furniture and Fixtures are average amounts. The rest are uniform for all congressmen.

The COA lists are not at all comprehensive and do not even include expenses of legislators as committee members and officers which, in 2005, amounted to over P92 million. In 2004, the House spent about P77 million on these expenses.

Data from the PCIJ book, The Rulemakers, show that the annual upkeep of each congressman had almost doubled from P2.83 million in 1994 to P5.16 million in 2002. Latest data culled from the published expenses of the 13th House point to a continuing trend, with the annual upkeep pegged at P5.7 million each congressman in 2005, or P480, 880.36 a month -- the highest to date.

COSTLY CONGRESSMEN - 2
Annual and Monthly Upkeep of Each Member of the House of Representatives
 
YEAR
 ANNUAL UPKEEP
 MONTHLY UPKEEP
 
 
1994
 2,830,608.48
 235,884.04
 
 
1995
 2,588,929.44
 215,744.12
 
 
1996
 3,235,886.71
 269,657.23
 
 
1997
 3,496,225.83
 291,352.15
 
 
1998
 2,827,975.56
 235,664.63
 
 
1999
 4,537,482.57
 378,123.55
 
 
2000
 4,562,446.31
 380,203.86
 
 
2001
 3,917,321.63
 326,443.47
 
 
2002
 5,155,221.54
 429,601.79
 
 
2004
 4,112,520.42
 342,710.04
 
 
2005
 5,770,564.32
 480,880.36
 
 
Source: Commission on Audit

While there has not been any increase in their basic salary since 1999, and most of the other entitlements have remained at their 2001 levels, each House member's district staff allocation has been increased to P650,000 annually. MOE also ballooned to P600,000 in 2005 from the previous year's P411,000. Meanwhile, expenses on consultative local travel and central office staff were at their highest in the same year at over P788,000 and close to P2 million, respectively, per congressman.


Foreign travel expenses in 2005 also was double the 2004 amount at an average of P221,000 each House member. The total bill paid for by the government for the overseas trips of 170 congressmen was P59,413,412. 82.

 
COSTLY CONGRESSMEN - 3
Annual Average Amounts Paid to Foreign Travel of Members
of the House of Representatives
 
YEAR
 AMOUNT
 
 
 
1994
 98,444.80
 
 
1995
 89,948.98
 
 
1996
 187,176.33
 
 
1997
 184,458.69
 
 
1998
 156,475.83
 
 
1999
 372,988.06
 
 
2000
 432,950.16
 
 
2001
 254,395.86
 
 
2002
 316,201.67
 
 
2004
 110,129.44
 
 
2005
 220,867.70
 
 
Source: Commission on Audit


THE HOUSE JETSET*
Top 10 Spenders on Foreign Travel Among Members
of the House of Representatives in 2005
 
CONGRESSMAN
 EXPENSES
 
 
 
Antonio Cuenco
 1,294,058.05
 
 
Roque Ablan Jr.
 1,014,006.90
 
 
Monico Puentevella
 960,789.66
 
 
Emilio Espinosa Jr.
 806,904.43
 

Ernesto Nieva
 795,350.89
 
Juan Miguel Zubiri
 787,582.99
 
Abdullah Dimaporo
 777,886.88
 
Hermilando Mandanas
 741,172.72
 
 
Arnulfo Fuentebella
 733,777.65
 
Reylina Nicolas
 731,196.5
  

Source: Commission on Audit

* List does not declare the foreign travel expenses of House Speaker Jose de Venecia.

Because maintenance, operating, and other expenses of House members are consolidated with their basic salary in the payroll and classified as "outright expenses," these are no longer subject to liquidation, which means that congressmen do not have to account for these funds.

What's more, as reported in The Rulemakers:

They are not expected to submit a payroll of their district staff or report their function, salaries and withholding taxes. No one starts asking if they do not produce a report on the research their offices should supposedly undertake. There is no demand for them to produce the list of consultants they have hired, as well as the contracts they draw up for those whose services they need. As fas as the current (lack of) rules go, how the legislators spend their public affairs fund is their business and business alone.

The generous perks do not end there. The House Speaker is himself a source of funds with a vast discretionary largesse at his disposal. From this are mostly drawn the representatives' monthly allowances (which can range from P50,000 to P100,000), Christmas bonuses (P100,000 to 200,000), as well as the "payoffs" for votes during speakership contests and "appearance fees" (P50,000 as minimum) for attending plenary sessions to vote on crucial national bills.

Under de Venecia, who has won an unprecedented fifth term as Speaker, the 14th House is not likely to veer away from the usual practice. Isn't it high time that the public demanded greater financial accountability from their representatives?

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Question and Answer / Re: How Important is Virginity to you?
« on: September 07, 2007, 06:48:33 PM »
depende kung my datung. pero kung wala luoy pod kay manimahong tabako

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Question and Answer / Re: How Important is Virginity to you?
« on: September 01, 2007, 09:24:51 PM »
di na uso karon oy. inig human ug minyo wala naman na bi unsaon ug mgbulag diay sa bana ug maminyo ug utro like a virgin na lang.

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ah baho mana . Pero ingon nil  kung dili sila baho dili sila lalaki...

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Weird and Extreme / Re: Wife Cuts Off Husband's Hand
« on: September 01, 2007, 09:20:00 AM »
buti nga sa kanya. he he he. Kaya sa bahay na lang kau mginternet.

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Bohol Directory / Re: Bohol Without Agricultural Economics: Plant and Forget
« on: September 01, 2007, 09:15:25 AM »
I hope that every municipal mayors have their budget for the agriculturist to have some seminars the moderned  ways to plants for crops and other farm products so they can teach our farmers to use our hectares of land in Bohol.  You know in Cavite, you can see, their farms, they have coconut trees under the trees they  also plants coffee, pineapples, guavas, and other fruits which is very sealable in the market. In Ilocos region you see, their farms they plants, union, ginger, tobaccos, garlics and other crops . You see we have vast of lands uncultivated and our farmers left Bohol to go to Mindanao and other provinces to cultivate farms because they have lack support from our government and I think its not their proirities to help the farmers or I say lack of knowledge and no funds for the agriculture.
I hope you get my points. If only we will help our farmers their we Boholanos will be a  progresive province because we have everything . Sana everybody will think how to help the farmers in Bohol.

Or I hope we can have an organizations, that will have some schoolars to study agriculture and after graduation , they will be hire in the government  and stay or work 5 years toteach the modern ways of farming  before they can apply to work abroad.




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Anonymous Diary Blog / Re: Tabang...
« on: August 29, 2007, 05:56:28 PM »
Saguli ug utan para lami kaayo, batong, kalabasa, okra, dahon sa batong, bulak sa kalabasa, ug talong. Di duna kanay sud-an ug magprito ka ug isda....Busog tanang mga sakop of mga
mga adopted. he he.

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Please!!! I dont want to die now. For love of Bohol ... Why die if you ..Wala na tay mahimo. Mabuhay ang Boholano Anak ni Dagohoy! ambot lang kaila ba siya nako...Ug kaila ba niya si Nanay!

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Love Talk / Re: Do you agree?
« on: August 29, 2007, 05:25:09 PM »
me, if I am bored i want to fight!!!! kaso di man ka tagdon!!! tulog kana lang..or punta ka sa computer mgbasa sa tubag bohol ah di cge kag agek ek!!!!  ok nako ...I felt relax and free from all the boredom.....

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Love Talk / Re: Do Women Need Men?
« on: August 29, 2007, 05:18:50 PM »
sus ginoo kung walang men wala na tay paguapahan. Kay ang mga women dili sab ta ingon ug your beautiful ha ha ha!!!! or your're sexy and accute...deal or no deal... unless your
AC DC  or black & white . Bitaw no, thats why GOD made Adan then eve...to complete the World and make the World happy...

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relax be happy!!!!
Let it be...he he he . I love bohol.  I love aumentado. I love boom boom and i love you...

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Sus , tulog una ba para inig mata maayo na ang iyong hunahuna! Paminaw ba!!!
Luoy man pod .. !!!!! desperada.. he he he
Nganong inyong dipasagdan.......

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General Topic / Re: Most Hated Pinay
« on: August 29, 2007, 06:08:52 AM »
She is nothing!!!! Dont waste your heart for her...............masira lang beauty nyo!!!
SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dapat sa business class siya ......pero ngtipid kaya pobre din siya
kaya siya matapobre.  he he he .joke joke joke

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Inspiration & Hope / And now I realized -
« on: August 29, 2007, 12:03:34 AM »
One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my
spirituality... I wanted to quit my life .
I went to the woods to have one last
talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one
good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me... 
"Look around", He said. "Do you see
the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the
bamboo seeds, I took very good care of
them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more
vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the
bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the
bamboo. He said.
"In year three there was still nothing
from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing
from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit." He said.
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout
emerged from the earth. Compared
to the fern it was seemingly small and
insignificant...But just 6
months later the bamboo rose to over
100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing
roots. Those roots made it strong and
gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a
challenge it could not handle."

He asked me. "Did you know, my child,

that all this time you have been
struggling, you have actually been
growing roots".
"I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others."
He said.
"The bamboo had adifferent Purpose
than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest
beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?"
I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He
asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by
rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back
this story.
 I hope these words can help you see
that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Christian Prayer is not an
option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the
problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord
is!


Heavens door open this morning, God
asked me... My CHILD...
what can I do for you?" and I
said "Daddy please protect and bless
the one reading this message.
God smiled and answered ... "request
granted ............

This message is now in your hands.
What will YOU do with it?





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Anonymous Diary Blog / From the Distance
« on: August 28, 2007, 11:16:04 PM »


Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her, and she would help him get through the difficult times.

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

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He thought of his luxurious life and wondered, I now have four wives with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone."

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "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 wife, and she walked away without another word.

Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"

"No!", replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to remarry!" His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, "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 wife. "At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave." Her answer struck him like a bolt of lightning, and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out: "I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go." The King looked up, and there was his first wife. She was very skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!"

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our lives:

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been *there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

And our 1st wife is our Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world. However, our Soul is the only thing that will follow us wherever we go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of us that will follow us to the throne of God and continue with us throughout Eternity.

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

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

 

 


 





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Philippine Business News / Re: Guard killed in Tagbilaran bank heist
« on: August 28, 2007, 10:33:37 PM »
oh my GOD, sa kagamay sa Bohol daghang ug tulisan . Basin pod ug dili sila taga Bohol ky nganong mga isog naman. Moramag ug pure taga Bohol dili man isog. Basin ug taga laing lugar tapos my mga amigo lang sa Bohol.

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Talk of the Town / Re: Sweden's Comments on Overseas Filipino Workers
« on: August 27, 2007, 11:14:21 AM »
Hello, Sir Macky , I was so happy to see your email.  I will contact you with regards to this and send you the needed pricelist . Best regards and take care.

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