Monthly Archives: November 2013

Let us help victims of typhoon #YolandaPH

List of donation drive for victims of typhoon #YolandaPH.


dakila and yogi donation drive

dakilaph’s #RideRockRelief IV!

Little Art Place
222 Wilson St., San Juan City
November 10, 9am-4pm

In times of great calamity, we invoke the spirit of #bayanihan and reach out to fellow Filipinos in need of our help. We can build and rebuild our nation with our own hands.

Yogi Fair is opening its doors to DAKILA’s Ride Rock Relief program. On November 10, 2013, from 9am to 4pm, My Little Art Place will be accepting relief goods for our brothers and sisters in Visayas who have been severely affected by super typhoon, Yolanda.

In times of great calamity, we invoke the spirit of bayanihan and reach out to fellow Filipinos in need of our help.

We can build and rebuild our nation with our own hands.

We are calling on Artists, Cyclists, Sponsors, Donors and other individuals who could donate their talent, time, and relief goods for our brothers and sisters in Visayas.

For more information please see official EVENT LINK:


The Philippine Lasallian Family is banding together once again for relief operations to our fellow Filipinos who were affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Various La Salle Schools have begun taking in donations and volunteers.

For details visit

one dlsu

Let us be everyday LaSallian Heroes by helping out our brothers and sister by donating through COSCA.

For in-campus donation (cash or in-kind)

Deposit it through the DLSU Cashier. Inform them to credit your donations to the DLSU Relief Fund (Acct # 600-135). Please do not forget to send one copy of the official receipt to Ms. Jan Trampe of COSCA for proper acknowledgement.

Send all of your in-kind donations to COSCA.

For off-campus donation (peso)

You may go to any UCPB Branch and deposit to:
Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 120-1147119

For off-campus donation (dollars)

Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 01-120-300035-8
Swift Code: UCPBHMM

For web-based donation

Click on
On the donor search, type in Philippines Disaster Relief (project # 3916)
Make sure you click on the Philippine Disaster Relief Project being implemented by De La Salle University. You may use this facility for your credit and debit cards donations.

For more inquiries, please contact Mr. Joseph Rosal, Coordinator for Community Engagement, COSCA at 525-4267 or local 147. Thank you. – Robert Hechanova


#Volunteers NEEDED #DSWD #YolandaPH #BangonPilipinas



Let us help those affected by Typhoon Yolanda! Donate now!


You may donate any of the following:
Food (canned or packed)
Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
Mosquito nets
Blankets and/or comforters
*Monetary donations will also be accepted

For donations, feel free to contact us through +63917 864 0333 or +63917 872 5396.

You may also drop them off at the following IskoOps sites:
USC Office, 2nd Floor Vinzons Hall
College council offices


For more information pls also visit for a complete list of donation drive @

[Repost] An urgent demand from a Filipina especially in the light of the recent devastation caused by Yolanda

An urgent demand from a Filipina especially in the light of the recent devastation caused by Yolanda.

Photo extracted from

Photo extracted from

An Open Letter to the US and the EU Countries on Climate Justice and the Need for Drastic Emissions Cut:

June 2013

In my country, the Philippines,December marks the onset of rainy season—a welcome departure from the torrid tropical heat of summer and high time for crop production, colder breezes during morning commutes, and indulgent frolics under the rain. That was not the case four years ago as this season unexpectedly brought about the tropical cyclone Ketsana, which devastated my country to an unprecedented state of calamity. This incident took 500 lives, displaced thousands from their homes, submerged upscale and poor communities in mud, and endangered the health of tens of thousands.

The following years were far less promising as the country was successively distraught with uncommonly powerful and destructive typhoons such as Typhoon Bopha in 2010, Tropical Storm Washi in 2011, and the seasonal southwest monsoon (locally known as Habagat) in August 2012. For the past four years, every rainy season produced stronger calamities, which consequently led to weeklong suspension of classes, slippery and damaged roads, and greater exposure to health risks. Not surprisingly, in 2013, the GermanWatch Climate Risk Index identified the Philippines as the fourth most vulnerable country to the damaging effects of climate change.

I am Alenz Avril De Torres and I am a Filipino student. I am writing because it is yet again June and I am haunted with the realization that this year and for the coming years, every rainy season will no longer be a pleasant favorite but rather a potentially irreversible nightmare.

The root of climate change and the solution to it is right in front of our faces that it baffles me why you remain unfazed with the adverse consequences of unabated emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). It has been scientifically proven that industrialized countries, comprising mostly of your countries, are the main source GHG over the last century yet poor and developing countries like my country absorb the backlash of your emissions. This unusual accumulation of emissions in the atmosphere has produced global increase in temperature, resulting in erratic and abnormal weather that occurs frequently in third world countries such as the Philippines, which contribute less than 1% to global GHG emission. The obvious and logical solution is to radically cut down GHG emissions and repair countries damaged, and continuously damaged, by the accelerating changes in climate. Simply put, cut and be just.

Just last month, scientific agencies revealed that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have already reached 400 parts per million (ppm), the highest level in human history and 50 ppm higher than the amount our atmosphere can safely absorb. If this will be the state of affairs in the next decade, then humanity is bound to perish. Thus, we call on you to be responsible and accountable for your historical contribution to Earth’s damage. A first, albeit huge, step that you should take is to ratify and adhere to the second commitment period for 2013 to 2020 of the Kyoto Protocol and to divest from band-aid and gibberish solutions such as Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs) and Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradations (REDDs). If we are to stabilize the Earth’s temperature to a threshold of until 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal set by climate scientists and supported by 112 countries, then there should be no space for your “flexibility” mechanism mumbo jumbos, where carbon credits are traded and bought. Each and every country must play their role for the reversal of climate change and to make the Earth a livable place for all, and your role is to cut GHG emissions.

Most of all, we call on you to be just. We are undoubtedly prejudiced by the socio-political and economic adjustments demanded of us to be able to adapt to climate changes given the minute amount of GHG emissions we have contributed. I think that it is cogent for us to demand that you, wealthy countries, pay your climate debt, and pay reparation to poor countries. As nationals from the Global South, we demand that you no longer put off owning up to your responsibility to take lead in solving the climate problem. We cannot, and most importantly, should not bear the brunt of climate change alone; reduced to being dispensable and second-class citizens of the Earth.

Amid the gloom from looming rain clouds, numerous climate justice campaigns will be launched this month in the Philippines. I hope that in these efforts to raise the issue of climate justice within the discourse of global democracy, you show cooperation and finally share the same activism with us. I invite you to completely leave self-serving interests and to join us in our defense of climate justice and promotion of a livable and sustainable Earth. I know that there are always reasons for hope and none for defeatism. I am optimistic that every June may still be the onset of a beautiful rainy season.

Always hopeful,

A young Filipina





Paggising ko pa lang alam ko na ang mga naghihintay na isyung haharapin.

Sinlawak ng karagatan, nakakalula samantalang simple lang naman. Ang kasimplehan ang siyang lumulula at kumukumplika o depende sa tumitingin. Depende sa kin.

Nandiyan ang kapatid ng imposibleng paglaya ng mga binilanggo ng mga may kapangyarihan.  Nandiyan ang kamag-anakan ng mga winawala ng mga bangis ng katotohanan.  Hindi rin pahuhuli ang mga pinsang ginutom at sinalat, winarak, inabusong dignidad.  Ang buong mag-anak ng katotohanang inaarok ng isang kuldit o grupo ng mga nagrereuniong problema ng lipunan.

Kung tutuusin, sa ganito nga ayaw mo nang magising pa.  Pero hindi ko kinakalimutan ang mga nagpapapagaang sa lahat ng ito na katulad mo.

Ang mga dahilan ng pagpahid ng muta upang malinaw na makakakita.  Ang mga dahilan ng pagmumumog upang magbitiw ng mababangong salita.  Ang mga dahilan ng paghahanda sa isang mayos na buhay at lipunan.

Na hindi mo lang alam ay simple kang timbang upang akoy patuloy na maglayag sa karagatang hindi ako maluloblob kailan man.  Ang kasimplehang ito ang magpapalutang sa mga nalulunod sa karagatang sinlaki ng problemang wala atang kalutasan.

Ikaw ang simpleng sa aki’y nagpapalutang sa pusod ng higanteng karagatan.

(Reposted from my old blog)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

This set was also posted in my FB account.  wala lang…



“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”



“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man



“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968



“It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world.”
― Gary Starta



“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice




Pandoras Barrel


“In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her, so he did—using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, and Hermes gave her speech.


When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus’ brother. With her, Pandora was given a beautiful jar – with instructions not to open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it, and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope named Elpis. Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus’ wrath, since she had failed her duty; however, Zeus did not punish Pandora, because he knew this would happen.”


Nagkataon lang ba?

Pang-Halloween na, pang-Pork barrel pa.