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Inspiration & Hope / The Basureros
« on: July 15, 2008, 02:47:36 PM »


Ever since it was diagnosed that I am having a possible
heart enlargement in the last APE, I have exerted more effort to do
physical exercises.

I do jogging during week days and do long - ride mountain biking every Sunday.


But this Sunday is a special Sunday to me. While I was on my way to the mountains
of Busay (cebu) hoping to strengthened my heart by thisexercise, instead,

I personally encountered a heart-breaking scene that changed me.

I already passed the Marco Polo Plaza (formerly Cebu
Plaza Hotel) when I decided

to stop to buy bananas at a small carenderia located
along the road. I haven't taken any solid food that morning
so I need fruits to have the needed energy to get to my destination - the mountain top.


I am almost done eating with the second banana when I
noticed two children

across the street busily searching the garbage area.
"Basureros" I said to myself

and quickly turn my attention away from them to sip a
small amount of water.

I cared less for these kind of children actually; to
make it straight, I do not like them,

and I do not trust them even more.


You see, several times I have been a victim to these
kind of children who are

pretending to be basureros looking for empty bottles and
cans when in fact the

'plangganas' , 'kalderos', and 'hinayhays' are their
favorites.


I remember one afternoon while I was watching a Mike
Tyson fight when I noticed

that the TV screen suddenly became blurred. I checked
outside and saw two young

basureros running away with my newly installed antenna.


Hatred may be a little bit stronger word to describe my
feeling towards these

basureros, but I do not like them honestly not till I
met these three children.


I was about to embark on my bike again when I heard one
of the two children,

a girl of about 7 or 8 of age saying aloud to the other,
a 12-yr old boy, "kuya si dodong

kuha-a kay nag-sige'g tan-aw sa mga nagkaon, mauwaw ta"
(kuya si dodong kunin mo

kasi tumitingin sa mga kumain, nakakahiya), only then
that I noticed a small boy standing

near to me biting slightly his finger. He's a few inches
shorter if compared to my

5 years old son (but I knew later that he's also 5 yrs.
Old).


Though he did not asked for food to anyone in the
carenderia, the way he looked at

the customers who were eating , enough to convinced me
that he intensely craving for it.

The older boy then quickly crossed the street and gently
pulled out the little one who

politely obeyed. As I watched the two crossing back the
street to the garbage area,

I heard the tindera saying "Lo-oy kaayo nang mga bataa
uy, mga buotan ra ba na"

(kawawa naman yung mga batang yun mababait pa naman). I
learned further from

the carenderia owner that the children are from a good
family , both parents were working

before, and that their father got a stroke 3 years ago
and became partially paralized and

their mother died of heart attack while their father was
still confined at the hospital.

The parents were still in their early forties when the
catastrophe happened, and the children

became basureros since then to meet their daily needs
and for their father's medication.


Deeply moved by what I heard, I went to a nearby bakery
and bought 20 pesos

worth of bread and gave it to the children who initially
refused including the little boy.

"Sige lang noy, salamat na lang, magpalit lang nya mi
kung mahalinan na mi" (sige lang po,

salamat na lang, bibili na lang po kami mamaya kung
makabenta na kami) the young girl said to me.


I explained that they need to go home because it started
to rain. "Naanad na man mi ani"

(nasanay na po kami) the girl answered again.


Again, I explained that the rain can make them sick and
if they'll become sick there's

no one to take care of their father. Upon mentioning
their father, they nodded and

accept the bread but I noticed that the older boy did
not eat.


When I asked him if he does not like the kind of bread I
bought for them he smiled but

as he's about to explain, the little girl, who is the
more talker of them interrupted,

"Domingo man gud ron ,noy, basta Sabado ug Domingo hapon
ra siya mokaon kami ra

ang mokaon ug pamahaw pero dili na pod mi mokaon inig
hapon,si kuya ra. Pero basta

Lunes ngadto sa Biyernes, kay klase man, si kuya ra sad
ang seguro-on ug papamahaw,
kami hapon na sad mi moka-on Pero kung daghan mi ug
halin mokaon mi tanan."

(Linggo po kasi ngayon,pag sabado at lingo hapon lang po
sya kumakain, kami lang po

ang kumakain ng agahan pero di na po kami kakain
pagdating ng hapon si kuya lang po.

Pero pag lunes hanggang biyernes, kasi may pasok, si
kuya lang po nag-aagahan, kami hapunan

lang pero kung marami kaming benta kami pong lahat
(kumakain) she continued. "Ngano
man diay ug mokaon mong tanan, bahinon ninyo bisan ug
unsa ka gamay?" (bakit kung kumain

kayong lahat,hati-hatiin nyo na lang kahit kunti lang
ang pagkain?) I countered.


The young girl reasoned out that their father wanted
that her older brother to come to

school with full stomachs so he can easily catch up the
teacher's lessons. "Inig ka trabaho

ni kuya mo undang na man mi ug pamasura, first honor
baya na siya " (pag nagkatrabaho

si kuya, hihinto kami sa pamamasura, first honor kasi
sya) the little boy added proudly.


Maybe I was caught by surprise or I am just overly
emotional that my tears started to fall.

I then quickly turned my back from them to hide my tears
and pretended to pick up my

bike from the carenderia where I left it.


I don't know how many seconds or minutes I spent just to
compose myself; pretending

again this time that I was mending by bike.


Finally I get on to my bike and approached the three
children to bid goodbye to them

who in turn cast their grateful smiles at me. I then
took a good look at all of them specially

to the small boy and pat his head with a pinch in my
heart. Though I believe that their

positive look at life can easily change their present
situation, there is one thing that
they can never change; that is , their being motherless.
That little boy can no longer taste

the sweet embrace, care, and most of all , the love of
his mother forever. Nobody can

refill the empty gap created by that sudden and untimely
death of their mother. Every big events

that will happen to their lives will only remind them
and make them wish of their
mother's presence.


I reached to my pocket and handed to them my last 100
peso bill which I
reserved for our department's bowling tournament. This
time they refused
strongly but I jokingly said to the girl " sumbagon teka
ron kung di nimo dawaton"

(suntukin kita pag hindi mo tinanggap yan). She smiled
as she extended

her hand to take the money. "Salamat noy makapalit gyud
me ron ug tambal ni papa"
(salamat po, makakabili na kami ng gamot ni papa) she
uttered. I then turned to
the small boy and though he's a few feet away from me, I
still noticed that
while his right hand was holding the half - filled sack
, his left hand was holding a toy ?

a worn out toy car. I waved my hands and said bye bye to
him as I drove towards

the mountains again. Did he just found the toy in the
garbage area or the toy was

originally his - when the misfortune did not took place
yet? - I did not bother to ask.

But one thing is crystal clear to me, that inspite of
the boy's abnormal life, he did not

given up his childhood completely. I can sense it that
way he hold and stare at his toy.


My meeting with that young basureros made me poorer by
100 pesos. But they changed me

and made me more richer as to lessons of life are
concerned.


In them, I learned that life can changed suddenly and
may caught me flat footed.

In them, I've learned that even the darkest side of
life, cannot change the beauty of

one's heart. Those three children, who sometimes cannot
eat three times a day, still able

to hold on to what they believe was right. And what a
contrast to most of us who are quick
to point out to our misfortunes when caught with our
mistakes. In them, I've learned to hope

for things when things seem to go the other way.




Lastly, I know that God cares for them far more than I
do. That though He allowed them

to experience such a terrible life which our finite
minds cannot comprehend, His unquestionable

love will surely follow them through.




And in God's own time they will win.




GOD BLESS!!!

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Philippine Education / Pinoys proficiency in English improves
« on: July 07, 2008, 05:52:32 PM »
Filipinos ability to write and speak English has recovered and improved in the last two years. The Social Weather Station in a recent study revealed that Filipinos have made great stride of improvement in the fields of written and spoken English.

The survey, conducted from March 30 to April 2, 2008, showed that the ability of Filipinos to write in English improved from 48 percent in March 2006 to 61 percent in April 2008. Filipinos? proficiency in spoken English also improved from 32 percent in March 2006 to 46 percent in April 2008.

Filipinos? understanding of spoken and written English also improved in April and even surpassed previous levels set 15 years ago.

The SWS said Filipino adults? understanding of spoken English was at 75 percent in December 1993, dipped to 65 percent in March 2006 and went back up to 76 percent in April 2008. Filipinos who read in English also started high at 73 percent in December 1993, dipped to 65 percent in March 2006 and improved to 75 percent in April 2008.

Filipinos? ability to think in English also improved from 27 percent in March 2006 to 38 percent in April 2008.

SWS president Mahar Mangahas said the improvement in Filipinos? English proficiency shows a greater awareness among Filipinos to improve their skills in written and spoken English.

?The most important finding is that there is an improvement in all the expected properties. This is all age groups, of different classes and sectors. These are the people actively thinking of improving themselves. They are drawing from their own foundation and improving themselves first,? he told reporters.

He added that the increasing dependence on the Internet is also pushing people to review their English skills.

The survey said eight percent of the Filipino adults polled claimed they made full use of the English language; 39 percent said they made fair use of the English language; 29 percent said they made partial use of the English language, and 17 percent said they made almost no use of the English language.

The SWS interviewed 1,200 respondents nationwide for the survey, which was conducted for the Promoting English Proficiency Project of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Makati Business Club (MBC).

MBC President Ramon del Rosario said the move to improve English proficiency is largely market-driven due to the rise in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines.

?I believe this is a response to the perceived deterioration in English proficiency in the Philippines. After all, the perceived advantage of the Philippines in terms of English proficiency is not being born out because the recruitment rate in call centers has been very low,? he said.

He said the business sector is addressing the problem by pushing for the improvement of the overall quality of education in the country.

He added that English proficiency is advantageous not just to the BPO industry but also to the local tourism sector especially with more English-speaking tourists going to the Philippines.

source: goodnewspilipinas.

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Philippine Provinces / Cebu Pac cuts fares by more than 30%
« on: July 07, 2008, 05:44:05 PM »

 Despite soaring jet fuel prices, domestic carrier Cebu Pacific is reducing local airfares effective June 12, 2008 to encourage more people to fly around the country.

Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing Candice Iyog said the airline is also implementing an “Allin” pricing format to make booking simpler for customers who used to have to deal with confusing surcharges.

Iyog said the new lower all-inclusive fares includes the fuel and insurance surcharge, aviation security fee and 12 percent VAT.

She added that they are considering implementing the same format for their international flights although it will take some time to compute the ideal rates since international charges are more complicated and different destinations have unique charges and taxes involved.

The ‘all-in’ pricing format is introduced with a seat sale across CEB’s domestic network. The promotional offer will run from June 12 to 17, 2008 and is valid for travel on July 1 to October 15, 2008. There are more than half a million seats allocated for this promotion.

‘All-in’ fares for short sectors such as ManilaLegaspi are at P699 oneway while a one-way ManilaCebu flight would cost P999 and a Manila-Davao sector would cost only P1,499 during the seat sale.

At seat sale levels, these reduction represent savings of up to 56 percent over regular rate rates. Promo seats are non-refundable but regular seats are both refundable and rebookable, subject to standard penalties.

Iyog also said CEB is shifting to an ‘all-in’ pricing format so passengers will immediately know the total amount they need to pay and can easily compare CEB fares with other modes of transportation including ferries and buses.

After the seat sale, the one-way Manila-Davao would cost P2,499 ‘all-in’ while a one-way ManilaCebu is sold at P1,499. On the other hand, out of pocket cost for one-way ManilaLegaspi is P999 one-way.

“We would like to continue domestic tourism’s growth momentum by introducing reduced all-in fares. We want to assure the public that CEB will do everything possible to keep air fares down because this is also good for the economy,” Iyog said.

Iyog also added that they are doing this to respond to the public’s desire for a more transparent and simple communication of fares.

“We really hope that this new move is deemed as a positive change in the industry and we encourage other airlines to do the same,” Iyog emphasized.

CEB has a fleet of ten A319s, eight A320s, and two ATR 72-500 aircraft. The airline flies to 16 international destinations with the addition of Kota Kinabalu next month. It will also add Tuguegarao and Naga,in its domestic network this June and San Jose (Mindoro) in July.

source: goodnewspilipinas

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 The E-Charge mobile phone charging machine is now available in the country with the objective of serving an estimated 50 million mobile phone users who may have, at one time or another, experienced “low batt” (low battery) for their cellphones.

A first of its kind in the country and proven effective in other countries like the United States, China, Portugal, Spain, Chile and Mexico, the E-Charge is fast, easy and convenient to use — and most of all, users can charge their phones for free.

The E-Charge machine can service almost all major mobile phone brands available in the market today. Its multiple mobile phone charging heads can accommodate as cellphones all at the same time for worry-free charging.

To reach a large number of mobile phone users, the E-Charge machines are going to be installed in high-pedestrian areas like malls, airports, seaports, hospitals, schools, and government institutions.

The E-Charge machines can also be the perfect business partner to businessmen and companies out to create hype and buzz about their product or service offering.

The E-Charge is just the right advertising tool as it is equipped with two advertising mediums — a 32-inch LCD monitor that can play vivid and crisp advertising images and videos, and a 29-inch lighted box that can display print advertisements.

Compared to traditional stand-alone LCD advertising monitors, E-Charge’s built-in advantage is that it attracts people because of the unique service that it provides.

At present, two E-Charge stations are operational at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, and one each at Metropolis Starmall and Alabang Town Center.

More E-Charge machines will be installed at Market! Market! Mall in Taguig City, SuperFerry terminal and other leading establishments.

source:goodnewspilipinas

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Elaine Quijano Filipina-American Elaine Quijano is one of CNN’s most important reporters, as she covers the most powerful head of state in the world.

Quijano is the White House correspondent for CNN responsible for covering the activities of the president and the administration, domestically and internationally. Named to this position in January 2006, she is based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

According to the CNN website, Quijano joined CNN Newsource in December 2000 as a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent and in 2004, became a general assignment correspondent for CNN/U.S.

Since 2000, Quijano has filed reports on such stories as the inauguration of President George W. Bush, Bush’s 2005 trips to Asia and Argentina, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper pursuit and capture as well as the continuing coverage of the ongoing war on terrorism.

Throughout the 2004 election year, Quijano traveled with Bush, covering the campaign trail, his time in Washington, D.C., Crawford, Texas and stops throughout the United States.

In the spring of 2003, Quijano traveled to Kuwait City, where she remained for one month to report on the war in Iraq for CNN. During September 2003, Quijano reported live as Hurricane Isabel lashed the North Carolina coastline, and in February 2003, she was part of the team of correspondents that covered the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.

Quijano joined CNN Newsource after working as a general assignment reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. Before that, she worked as a reporter/producer for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill.

Quijano earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois.

source: goodnewspilipinas

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Anonymous Diary Blog / Mga Tinouhan..
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:48:56 AM »
Tinood ba ug masamad ta sa mahal na adlaw dugay maayo?

Tinood ba ug mihatag ta ug tsinilas or sapatos sa bf/gf magkabulag?

Tinood ba ug mohatag ta ug towel sa bf/gf sign nga pahilakon ka?

kamo unsa man inyo?

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Question and Answer / Do You Find Tattoos a Turn On or Turn Off?
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:37:19 AM »
On a guy/girl, significant other or not, if he/she had tattoos, would you find it a turn on or turn off?

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Jokes and Humor / Fellow Republican
« on: March 17, 2008, 08:55:28 AM »
A USMC sniper was real good at his job, and he had a method. He would yell out some insult at the enemy and when someone stood up to reply, BANG - one less insurgent!

After every mission the company commander would ask "How many insurgents have you shot today?"

However, on this particular day when asked about the number killed, he reported "Five killed and I let one go, sir."

"Let one go?" roared the company commander. "What do you mean, you let one go?"

"Well, sir, I yelled out 'Osama is a Homo!' Then this big insurgent stood up and yelled 'Hillary is a Bitch!' I just couldn't shoot a fellow Republican!"

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Jokes and Humor / What Really Happened to the Submarine Kursk
« on: March 17, 2008, 08:51:34 AM »
New information has come to light about the Kursk disaster.  For those
with short attention spans, the Kursk was the Russian submarine that
blew up and sank in the Arctic Ocean killing all 118 on board.  The
Russians tried to blame the incident on a collision with an unidentified
object.  However, sonar tapes which recorded the blasts (a small one at
first, then a much larger one two minutes later) cast doubt on these
claims. 

A whistle blower within the Russian military has leaked that the Kursk
was testing a new type of torpedo when the accident occurred.  It
seems  very likely that the test didn't go quite as planned.  While
rescue efforts to save the survivors of the Kursk failed, salvage crews
were able to recover a 'Black Box' from the submarine which contained
detailed accounts of the events leading up to the explosion.  A copy of
those tapes has recently come into the hands of NATO intelligence
officers, one of whom leaked it to the press..

It turns out that the submarine crew was trying to load Microsoft
Windows XP on their fire control computer.  Their intent was to replace
the aging CP/M operating system with the flashier Windows OS.
Apparently, the Russians didn't know about the legendary stability
problems exhibited by Windows. The log tapes make this painfully
obvious:

Transcript of Portions of the Kursk Log

Captain:  Is the new fire control Windows OS installed yet Comrade?
Seaman:  Almost Sir.  We just need to finish filling out the
registration card.
Captain:  Excellent.  Soon we will be able to point and click our
enemies into oblivion.  [evil laughter in background]
Seaman:  Comrade Captain! It is booting!  Look, it says 'Preparing to
run Windows for the first time'.  [long pause]
Seaman:  Arrgh!  Sir, it wants me to reboot again. That makes the 27th
time.
Captain:  Hmmm.  This is not encouraging.  Go ahead  and reboot again.

Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  [another long pause]
Seaman:  Captain, it is up again.  It says it found new hardware . . .
.  A CD-ROM drive and that it needs drivers.
Captain:  Where are the drivers?
Seaman:  On the CD-ROM.
Captain:  You are joking, no?
Seaman:  No Sir.
Captain:  Reboot the damn thing again.  I am starting not to like this
Windows.  [another long pause]
Seaman:  Sir!  It is back!  It says it found the Gorby2000 Torpedo and
is looking for the device drivers.  Do we have a driver disk?
Captain:  I do not think so.
Seaman:  I will tell it to use the default drivers.  [another long
pause]
Seaman:  Crap.  It wants to reboot again.
Captain:  How many times are we going to reboot today?  This is taking
forever.  Our hull is going to rust out before this works.  [another
long pause]
Seaman:  Sir!  It is up and this time it is not asking for anything!
Captain:  Really?  No device drivers?  No registration cards?  No user
profiles?
Seaman:  No Sir.  I think it is ready.
Captain:  Good work comrade.  Now click on the fire control icon and
let us see how this works.
Seaman:  Clicking now, Sir.  [another long pause]
Captain:  Why does the fire control screen have a dancing paper clip on
it?
Seaman:  I have no idea Sir.
Captain:  Hmmm, well try clicking on the menu.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  Let us see; Open E-mail, Spam a friend, Mail a
Virus, Fire a Torpedo . . . . 
Captain:  We will spam a friend later. L et us fire a torpedo.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  [another long pause]
Seaman:  It is asking us to load the torpedo and to click when ready.
Captain:  Torpedo room, load a torpedo in tube number 1!
Intercom:  This is the Torpedo room.  The torpedo is loaded Sir.
Captain:  Click on the continue button.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  [another long pause]
Seaman:  It is asking for a target Sir.
Captain:  Hmmm, target the Rainbow Warrior.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  Damn!  It says the torpedo is low on ink.
Captain:  Click ignore. W e will get some ink when we return to base.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  We are ready to fire.
Captain:  Very good.  You may fire when ready comrade.
Seaman:  Firing torpedo, Sir.  [another really long pause]
Captain:  Well?
Seaman:  I am trying Sir.  Nothing is happening.  Wait a minute . . . .

[Loud explosion in the background]
Intercom: [Screaming]
Captain:  What the f*** was that?!?!?
Seaman:  Captain!  A new screen has appeared!  It says, "Outlook
Express Fire Control has performed an illegal operation and will be shut
down.  Click 'OK' to continue."
Seaman:  Oh my God!  The paper clip has died!  What should I do?
Captain:  Shut it down!  Shut it down!
Seaman:  It is not responding, Sir!
Captain:  Try 'CTRL-ALT-DELETE'!
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  . . . Sir! We are in luck!  The task manager is
still operating.  I am instructing the task manager to shut down Outlook
Fire Control.  [another long pause]
Seaman:  The task manager says "Outlook Fire Control not responding."
Captain:  Well no s***.  Tell it to "End Task".
Seaman:  Nothing is happening Sir.
Captain:  Try 'CTRL-ALT-DELETE' again.
Seaman:  Aye aye, Sir.  [sounds of frantic pecking on keyboard.]
Seaman:  Oooh!  What a pretty blue screen!
Captain:  Holy $@#%!  Not the blue screen of death
[Loud explosion heard]

The tape ends at this point.  During the week long rescue effort,
divers reported hearing tapping in Morse Code coming from survivors
inside the damaged sub.  The rescuers couldn't understand why a group of
men would spend the last of their strength tapping out "Windows Sucks!"
in Morse.  The tapes of the last moments of the Kursk may offer some
insight into this.

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Philippine Daily News / Can A Fight Reunite A Nation?
« on: March 17, 2008, 08:41:16 AM »
People in conflict and disagreement become buddies and share the same point of view. Busy streets become unbelievably free of traffic. Almost everyone stays at home watching TV holding breath with every blow of hits and misses; punches and counter punches; and round after round of an exciting fight.

I am not a boxing fan but I am always stunned by how people react and take things with regards to boxing. The culture of boxing goes beyond demographic borders and breaks economic stature.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a hero to many people, a champion, a movie star, a celebrity endorser, and a musician who carries peoples expectations into every bout. In a country where chaos every so often seems a never ending story, he is the only person among 87 million Filipinos with the power to unite the nation.

After Pacquiao upset Marco Antonio Barrera in 2003, he was given a Congressional Medal of Achievement in Congress.

"Manny Pacquiao has united our people under one flag, inspiring hope and national reconciliation and pride in being a Filipino amidst the uncertainties, challenges and hardships we are currently facing."

Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri


"It is unfortunate that Manny cannot fight every day."

Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Malacaang congratulated Manny Pacquiao for his victory over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, saying his victory had once again proven that the Filipino can excel in any endeavor.

"I join the Filipino people in savoring this moment of sweet victory and national unity prompted by the courage, discipline and fighting heart of our boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao,"

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Once again the Pacman has proven that the Filipino can excel in any endeavor and that we can all be united as a nation for the interest of out country,"

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo

President Arroyo said Pacquiao has brought "immense glory to the Flag and Filipino" with his victory. "Once more, he has inspired us with his big fighting heart, his determination and grit," she said.

President Arroyo also called Pacquiao as "one of the nation's heroes" and "an icon of the masses" who can unite the Filipino people even in times of divisiveness. "Manny Pacquiao mirrors the champ within every Filipino, here and abroad," she said.

President Arroyo, whose administration is presently being shaken by allegations of corruption brought upon by the ZTE broadband mess, said that like Pacquiao, the Filipino nation can hurdle every challenge the future holds.

"Like him, we, too, shall overcome the battles ahead, with courage and a steadfast faith in ourselves, our country, and the Lord Almighty," President Arroyo said.

A Narrow Win

Manny Pacquiao won a narrow split decision to claim Marquez's WBC 130-pound title Saturday night. Judge Duane Ford favored Pacquiao 115-112 and Jerry Roth called it 115-112 for Marquez, while Tom Miller gave a 114-113 edge to Pacquiao despite giving the last two rounds to Marquez. The Associated Press narrowly favored Marquez, 114-113, on the strength of his 12th-round performance.

"I don't like the decision," Marquez said. "I still feel I am the champion. It was a bad decision. That first knockdown, he got me cold, but then I adjusted my game plan and I thought from then on, I dictated the whole fight. The people are the best judge, and the people are booing him. I won."

The Business Is Over

Their first matchup ended in a draw in May 2004. Marquez was knocked down three times in the opening round, but improbably rallied to win most of the later rounds in a possible career-saving performance.

Manny Pacquiao's rematch victory over Juan Manuel Marquez was worth every minute of the four-year wait.

"I don't think so," Pacquiao said of a third fight with Marquez. "This business is over."

source: elyong.blogspot.com

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