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I think if we laughed more, and took ourselves less seriously, the public debate would be much better," the senator said during the launch at National Bookstore Trinoma. There are millions. On the size of the crowd Nakakatuwa dahil nagpapatunay sa sinasabi ko na sa halip na mag-lecture o mag-orate sa taongbayan, kung minsan mas madali pa kung idaan na lang natin sa pabiro, dahil diyan nagkakaintindihan tayo. Tayong mga Pilipino, we have our own sense of humor, we have our own way of cracking jokes. Kung minsan, kung masyadong seryoso ang tao at akala niya siya lang ang nakakaalam ng lahat ng bagay na kailangang malaman sa debate, mas mabuti pa kung hindi niya masyado pinapataas ang sarili niya, kundi nagpapakumbaba siya doon sa madla para magkaintindihan tayo lahat sa sarili nating kultura. But I like one particular answer, the best in the Senate.
As a rule, the contents of the books are more on her jokes , epigraphs, and speeches which had been earmarked for this sequel. In the end, I find it somehow redundantly entertaining but worth reading in disguise. Thus, I have been disappointed for the second time except her short story , The Exorcism of the Ghost, an excerpt from her well-received then The Frabjous Days and other Short Stories.
In effect, if you are such an avid fan of the beloved senator like me , obsessed with her on a daily basis, wanting to know everything she does , it may be in politics or in her personal life as though you are a cyber stalker , you are undoubtedly familiar with the contents from cover to cover. You have read all her witty jokes and political tirades, speeches , and her bio data just by means of internet access. Definitely, you check her website.
Here you can read all the statements she makes in the press since she became a senator. If you want another blown-by-blown details , you can visit the site of the Philippine Senate.
All the information you want to keep track of is accessible in the internet. You are now undoubtedly a Miriam freak. First, before she delivers her speech on the stump, the senator as a rule will regale you with her witty jokes to break the ice.
For sure, you will be knocked out off the aisle. Then, just all the kidding aside, you will listen to her inspiring and educating speeches although a little steeped in political issues. Finally, she will leave us some lines of quotes she must have selected herself. Her speeches I have read but still worth reading have something to do with life.
The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. I have always wanted to read her autobiography as I was wondering how she is as good at writing a story as she is witty at her speeches. Now I understand. I wish I were a moron — My God! Perhaps I am!
Obviously, this book — in my humble opinion- still completely resembles the former , hyping up her records of academic excellence and professional achievements; at the same time, with some pictures of hers showing her aura of bold and moral character as well as her massive intellect in the legal fields.
The beloved senator has not been in the press for a few months as though she had faded into the night like Batman , nor has she been able to attend the senate sessions despite the fact that she has the highest number of bills passed in the higher congress.
In fact, she was not able to attend the launching of this, her second book; rather , it was launched on the market on her 70th birthday. She must still be struggling for her stage 4 lung cancer as she is dog-determined to recover, for she might plan to run in Dear our Beloved Senator: Whatever you plan in is , we, your fans, will always give you our all-out support.
Politics as you are aware of is dirty. To look cool, it is about time you wrote your own literary piece as what you wanted to do when you were still young. May be when you make one, it could be bound to being a short list in any international literary awards as what you flaunted whenever you got into an international event.
We, your fans , miss you a whole lot. View all 5 comments. Jun 23, Eunice Moral rated it really liked it. Miriam Defensor Santiago is one of the many reasons why I took up law, she will forever be an inspiration. Thank you Senator for being such a badass!
I think this book is very cool but I like the first book more. I just cant imagine her saying those pick up lines and whenever I do I just can't stop grinning.. All in all this book still is very informative, her speeches tells it all.
You just have to take it in by heart I guess.
Kapag Dalawa ang Mahal Mo, Paglabanin Mo I know I know its just that this Chapter is one of my favorites here in this book, I know some jokes are just simple but I really think its kind of funny and I just cant keep mys I think this book is very cool but I like the first book more. Kapag Dalawa ang Mahal Mo, Paglabanin Mo I know I know its just that this Chapter is one of my favorites here in this book, I know some jokes are just simple but I really think its kind of funny and I just cant keep myself from laughing.
How can you not laugh with these banters: Kaya mo bang maipanalo ang isang laro kung reserba ka lang? Bola-bola lang. She really is fierce and brave, we all know how she wants to battle graft and corruption in our country and I do hope someday soon she would eliminate that problem. I admire her, she would be a great President someday.
View 1 comment. Jul 13, Maria Ella rated it it was ok Shelves: I spent Php for this?! View 2 comments. Jul 25, Abbie rated it it was ok Shelves: Not even a smile cracked my face this time. Jun 19, Vincent Dohn rated it liked it. We are really really sick. We are morally sick. We are mentally sick.
The higher the position, the higher the mental sickness. Any action that promotes the good spirits and lightheartedness of the general public. This action should promote not only your own individual happiness but also the happiness of all concerned. Miriam Defensor Santiago is one of the most intelligent people known in the Philippines. Her snarky remarks, witty comebacks, and professional attitude add up to her intelligence.
Plus, her humor is indeed captivating. Stupid is Forevermore is a book full of humor "The real definition of happiness is: Stupid is Forevermore is a book full of humor and lessons in life, especially in politics.
It is informative in all aspects—success, happiness, and life. But somehow it lost its appeal to me. Somewhere between the pages, I got bored and uninterested. But it is a great book nonetheless.
I just like Stupid is Forever better. Mar 14, Chibivy rated it it was ok. Not the kind of book I'd download for myself; good thing this was just given to me by high school classmate. Okay, I find myself chuckling over some lines in this book, but that still wasn't enough for me to give higher star-ratings for this book. In Goodreads' standards, this book is just two stars for me: This book Not the kind of book I'd download for myself; good thing this was just given to me by high school classmate.
This book is so-so, but it didn't lessen my admiration for Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Jun 21, Aira Irish rated it really liked it. It's better than the first book.
You'll learn a lot about life, love and politics? Her write ups made you think twice and be one of the people who'll after for betterment not only for one self but for the country itself. She's indeed one of the prominent sought after individuals in the country. A role model and an achiever. Jun 18, Janssen added it. This is so much better than the first one. Miles better. I was hesitant to download it at first, but still did.
I need something to help me move on what? Jul 02, Avarea rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am once again amazed by Santiago's unparalleled wit. Her bon mots on love and hate I loved how she effortlessly writes from arcane I had to read "Exorcism of a Ghost" twice because my neurons can't cope with her scary lexicon to "pang-masa" oh those cheesy punchlines ;p then to something hermetical her thoughts on eudamonism, classical litera I am once again amazed by Santiago's unparalleled wit.
I loved how she effortlessly writes from arcane I had to read "Exorcism of a Ghost" twice because my neurons can't cope with her scary lexicon to "pang-masa" oh those cheesy punchlines ;p then to something hermetical her thoughts on eudamonism, classical literature and finding the meaning of life.
I would trade my arms for a quarter of her brain. Definitely a must-read!!! Jan 05, Kirei rated it really liked it. This is a case of the-first-book-is-better, but classic Miriam nonetheless.
Made me realize that she curses, insults, and hurls and receives death threats against her enemies just like our present president.
The only difference is she does so with such panache that we tend to let it pass. We are such social bigots. Dec 28, Sheilalalalala rated it it was amazing.
Jun 13, Joanna Marie marked it as to-read. Jun 22, Ravonni Lu rated it really liked it. For me, this is better than the first book. Oct 12, Aloysiusi Lionel rated it it was amazing. Hindi puwedeng balewala na lang lahat. Interesting in this volume is the inclusion of a short story she wrote: She may be gone now, but what a legacy it has been, she having left us with bits and morsels of intellectual ferocity! Dec 28, kb rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading this made me somehow miss the late Senator.
She claimed she was insignificant, just a speck of dust, but she was extraordinary and also hella witty. So nice to be reminded of the more significant things in life, and taking the high road. Highlighting some of the parts here, enjoy! Apr 27, Joan Mae Lim rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. After reading this book, I realized that she was not only the best President we never had but also the kind of teacher I never had.
You will learn a lot of things from this book. Every generations should read this. My favorite line is "In making your choice, when you reach my age, your journey becomes an affirmation of the warning that life is a consequence of our moral choices.
Jul 11, Patricia Sarmiento rated it liked it Shelves: This is a witty and humorous follow up to Stupid is Forever. And though some jokes felt recycled, I still enjoyed reading this bad ass, intelligent work. Fun and witty read. Pero kapag ang congressman Ano ang tawag kapag nagtapon ka ng basura sa dagat? Ano naman ang tawag kapag tinapon mo sa dagat ang mga pulitikong kurakot?
Kapag hindi nanalo ang ine-endorso kong kandidato, para itong kape na walang creamer at There was a study on the connection between government employees and the sport they play. Ang paboritong sport daw ng mga entry- level na government employees ay basketball. Kapag lower management position, paborito daw nila ay bowling. Kapag upper management naman, paborito daw nila ay tennis.
Ang paborito daw na sport ng mga high- level government officials ay golf. The study then made this conclusion: Kapag tumataas ang posisyon mo sa gobyerno, lumiliit ang iyong balls. Top three na pinakasinungaling na trabaho sa Pilipinas: Sasabihin nilang maganda ang customer kahit hindi naman talaga.
Kundoktor ng jeep. Sasabihin nila na dalawa pa ang kasya kahit puno na. Dahil puno na ng kasamaan ang mundo, pinuntahan ng Diyos si Noah, na ngayon ay nakatira Inutos sa kanya ng Diyos: Pagkatapos ng anim na buwan, uulan at babaha ng apatnapung araw at gugunawin ko ang Nakita niya na walang arko si Noah. Sabi ni Noah, "Pasensya na, Lord. Hindi ko po natapos ang arko. Iba na po ang panahon ngayon: Una, kailangan ko raw po ng building permit. Sunod, nahirapan po akong makakuha ng kahoy na hindi galing sa illegal logging.
Mahal po ang kuryente panggawa ng arko, hindi po ako makakuha ng discount sa Nahirapan po akong makakuha ng environmental permit sa DENR dahil sa mga endangered species na dadalhin ko. Pinapa-lifestyle check po ako ng BIR, dapat daw magbayad ako ng buwis. Hindi rin po ako makakuha ng funding sa Congress, hindi raw nila gusto yung NGO ko. Patawad po, Lord. Hindi ko po natapos ang arko sa loob ng anim na buwan. Sumagot si Lord: Naunahan na ako ng gobyerno.
The place where a woman sells herself is called a house of ill-repute or a brothel. The place where a man sells himself is called the House of Representatives. Ano ang pinagkaiba ng holdaper sa pulitiko? Ang holdaper magnanakaw muna bago tatakbo. Ang pulitiko tatakbo muna bago magnanakaw. One of these corrupt politicians went for a job interview and the recruitment manager said: Malaking problema ito.
Ibig sabihin 75 percent ay hindi umiinom ng gamot. May isang pulitiko na lumapit sa isang psychiatrist. Ang sabi niya: Tuwing nakakatanggap po ako ng pork barrel, hindi ko mapigilan ang sarili ko na nakawin ito. Nagi-guilty po ako at nade-depress nang malala at matagal dahil dito.
Sumagot ang pulitiko: Gusto kong tulungan ninyo ako para hindi na ako ma-guilty at ma-depress. Sabi ng pari sa kanyang sermon, "Magbigay ka sa simbahan ng ayon sa kabutihan ng iyong loob.
Nakita ito ng pari. Tinawag ng pari ang I received a text message that said: He is our enemy. Love, Batman and Robin pulitiko. Ang sabi ng pari, "ito ang sukli mo, 99 pesos. On recent corruption scandals in government.
May tatlong doktor, pinag-uusapan kung anong pasyente ang pinakamadaling operahan. Sabi ng una: Everything inside them is color-coded. Everything inside them is in alphabetical order.
They have no brains, no guts, no hearts, and no balls. The paradigmatic teacher is one who inspires you to read on your own. Oy ikaw, anong tinitingin, tingin, tingin, tingin, tingin, tingin mo diyan? Good news: Wala ka nang pimples! Bad news: Dahil wala nang space. What is the plural form of iced tea? Bottomless iced tea. What is the plural form of rice? Extra rice. Paano mo sasabihin sa kausap mo na maitim ang Ano ba ang ginagamit mong deodorant, Kiwi shoe polish?
Tandaan, sweet nga ang candy, pero nakabalot naman sa plastic. Paano mo sasabihin sa isang babae na mataba siya na hindi siya mababastos? Excuse me miss, Mang Tomas ba ang lotion m Ang homework ay parang panliligaw. Sa bahay dapat ginagawa, hindi sa paaralan. Law school is quite easy. Pero Jurassic Park. Do you want a job where you get to travel a lot and have lots of money in your hands? Pwede kang konduktor ng bus. Condolence nga pala Sa mga taong patay na patay sa akin.
Alam niyo ba kung bakit laging busy ang magaganda at mga guwapo? Explain ko sa inyo mamaya. Busy pa ako e. Gusto kong maging nurse para makatulong sa kapwa. Ako, gusto kong maging doktor, para makapanggamot ng kapwa.
Ako mayor, para mapagsilbihan ko ang kapwa ko. Gusto kong maging presidente para mapaglingkuran ko ang aking kapwa. Juan Tamad: Ako naman, gusto kong maging kapwa. Class, anong gusto niyong maging paglaki niyo? Gusto kong maging piloto. Gusto kong maging teacher. Gusto kong maging mabuting ina.
Gusto kong gawing ina si Maria. A true teacher does not terrorize ignorant Alam niyo ba ang alamat ng baboy?
Minsan sa sobrang galit ko, sinuntok ko sa ilong ang isang elepante. Hindi na lumaki ang mga anak nya. Sa kanya nag-umpisa ang kauna-unahang baboy.
Aba, iha, kasing-ganda ng buhok mo! Parang bagong rebond. Bagsak na bagksak! Paano mo sasabihin sa kausap mong Uy ang kyut-lyut mo naman! Kamukhang- kamukha ka ng daddy mo! Sa isang examination Student: Ang kulit naman! Sinabi nang pad paper lang eh. Pagkatapos ng examination Okay, time is up. One, two, three. Come your papers to me! Pagkatapos ng klase Teacher to students: Form a line and pass out slowly.
Mention — Ang laki ng bahay nila, parang mention. Punctuation — Sabi ng isang bata, "Daddy, pasukan na next week. Kailangan ko po ng punctuation. Curtain and Kitchen — Aray! Huwag mo kong curtain. Subukan natin ang talino ninyo. Should Santa Claus be considered a criminal? The answer is yes. He is Ano ang sabi ng anak na caterpillar sa tatay caterpillar? Wow, classmate, ang ganda naman ng ngipin mo!
Para silang nag-eexam, one seat apart! Why do you think we should hire you? Kasi po bago pa lang po ako kaya wala pa po akong sungay. In English, please. Now, translate it in Tagalog. Pedro, nahirapan ka ba sa questions sa exam? Hindi naman! Ang galing mo naman! Nahirapan ako sa answers! Lahat sila, namatay ng holiday!
Madaling magkasakit ang mga sexy; ang mga crush ng bayan; ang ma-appeal at henyo; ang kind, thoughtful, smart, sweet, and malakas ang karisma. Bigla yatang sumama ng pakiramdam ko, ah. Hindi lahat ng nananalo ay magagaling dahil may nandadaya.
Hindi lahat ng matalino ay mataas ang grades dahil may nangongopya. Hindi lahat ng artista ay sexy dahil di naman ako artista, sexy lang talaga. Gaano katalino ang estudyanteng Pilipino? Common sense pa lang nila, IQ na ng ibang senator. Alam niyo ba ang alamat ng giraffe? Minsan sa sobrang galit ko, binigyan ko ng uppercut ang isang kabayo. Sa Ladies and gentlemen: I am happy, despite my chronic fatigue syndrome, to come to this campus of the Lyceum of the Philippines University at Batangas City.
I have several reasons for defying my doctors in coming here: In , CHED gave to Lyceum the highest award for a university — the award of autonomous status; In , the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities cited Lyceum for the highest number of accredited programs in this region, and the second highest in the entire country; And most important of all — Lyceum Batangas rivals Metro Manila universities in terms of population — 9, students, who will be voters in the presidential and senatorial elections.
Hence, I have come in recognition of the fact that some of you will become senators like my good friend and mentor, Dr. Sotero H. And at least one of you, I predict, like President Jose P. Laurel, will someday become Leadership is defined as "a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. Consideration, which emphasizes good relations. A leader is friendly, approachable, and a Initiating structure, which stresses behaviour involved in directing the organization and helping it to define and achieve its goals.
From these two dimensions, we can conclude that a leader performs three basic functions: These functions are essential in the success of a leader. Transactional or managerial leadership is a leadership style that promotes Transactional leadership is an effective strategy for projects that must closely follow standards to succeed. Transactional leaders are also especially effective in times of crisis, such as the supertyphoon Yolanda. Transactional leadership can be very effective in Good coaches of sports teams are transactional leaders.
Sports teams operate within rules with very little flexibility, and adherence to organizational norms is the key to their success. Good coaches are able to motivate their team members to play and win.
This leadership style stresses leading by example. This is the kind of leader whom we should elect in I call on the legendary courage of the Batanguenos to reject any leader involved in the PlO billion pork barrel scandal, and to reelect senators who are fighting to uphold justice among the suspects, despite efforts at black propaganda by the mastermind in the Senate of the plunder conspiracy. We do not have to choose between these two kinds of leadership; instead we should use both of them.
The full range approach of leadership seeks to blend the best aspects of transactional and transformational leadership into one comprehensive approach. In this approach, the leader uses these techniques from transactional leaders: Aside from transactional and transformational leadership, there are other leadership perspectives, namely, moral leadership, servant leadership, shared leadership, and emotional leadership, among others.
Moral or ethical leadership focuses on how leaders use their social power in the decisions they make, actions they engage in, and ways they influence others. An effective leader Thus, a moral leader has moral influence over his or her followers. Servant leadership is exercised when the leader is destined to work for people and the community. A servant leader looks at what people need and asks how to help people to solve problems.
Shared leadership means that leadership is distributed within a team, and people within that Emotional leadership is a process that leaders use to influence their followers in a common goal. Leaders in a positive mood can impact their group in a positive way. Charismatic leaders can transmit their emotions and influence followers through "emotional contagion. Leaders are not born; it takes practice to develop the qualities of a leader. Here are some ways to be a leader and develop leadership abilities: Become an officer of the glee club, the debate team, the student government, or your class.
Just step up! Play to your strengths. Get involved in something you are passionate about. Being a team player is also a valuable leadership skill.
Sign up for more than one activity. Take time to You might find a hidden talent you never knew you had. Be involved in the larger community outside your campus. It shows that you care, that you are versatile, and that you want to make a difference. Good student leaders share the following characteristics: Integrity is the foundation of leadership, and it is especially important for students trying to establish themselves as Leaders with integrity are trustworthy, honest, and able to consistently follow- through on their promises.
Compassion for others. A desire to help others succeed and a simple willingness to help others is the most genuine trait of a student leader. Showing you care motivates other students to follow your example. Student leaders step in when Student leaders are typically self- starters who push themselves to succeed.
Student leaders need to have a vision and a sense of purpose to accomplish things. The presidential elections will be a test As potential leaders of our country, you should practice as leaders by advising your respective communities about the pork barrel scandal in relation to the elections, as follows: The Supreme Court has declared pork barrel as unconstitutional.
But during the time when pork I refer to those who are elected senators and representatives. This sordid case of plunder in our political history is evidence that corruption is caused by a top-down process.
Therefore, we should not reelect any senators or congressmen running for reelection in , if they Of course, every person enjoys a presumption of innocence. But when the Ombudsman conducts the preliminary investigation, she goes over voluminous papers and other documents, as well as affidavits executed by eyewitnesses. She has to do this, because under the law, the Ombudsman who is the prosecutor in this case, has to prove what the law calls a prima facie case.
The term prima facie is a Latin phrase which means at first sight, or on first appearance, but subject to further evidence or information. Hence, if the Ombudsman files a case against a reelectionist for plunder in the Sandiganbayan, this means that she has in her possession enough evidence to allow the trial court While all this investigation is going on, particularly on television when the Blue Ribbon Committee conducts hearings and examines alleged witnesses, you will notice that certain politicians and other members of the high and mighty in society are conspicuous by their silence.
Politicians who purposely refrain from participating in the national debate on the pork barrel scandal are politicians who are cowards, because they refuse to take This kind of cowardice is anathema to leadership. Hence, in conclusion, I urge you to go back to your community, and advise your relatives and neighbors to reject politicians who are consistently silent on the pork barrel scandal. Silence means that the particular politician is willing to make friends with anybody, right or wrong, corrupt or honest, as This is the mantra of the unprincipled person.
In other words, that candidate is an opportunist. He does not act out of conviction, but acts out of what is convenient for himself. This is the test I want you to apply, as the elections approach. Apply the test of leadership among the candidates. In my view, leadership is the courage to take risks in defense of a position that is both legal and The politician who tries to become a wise guy by becoming friends to everybody — corrupt or not — is not a leader.
That kind of a politician does not deserve to be invited to the Lyceum of the Philippines University. That kind of politician I abhor at first sight, and that kind of crook I will fight to the death, even if he has all the money and power in our country; and even if he can afford to pay an entire army of I will take my courage from you people — the great, the good, the very brave Batanguenos A survey was conducted to find out what is the first thing men look at when a beautiful woman passes by.
Men are like horoscopes, they always tell you what to do and are usually wrong. A smart wife is one who makes sure she spends so What is the punishment for bigamy?
Two wives. It is very important that you should choose the person you will marry and stay with that person. There are many people now who believe in serial love, loving one person after another.
I think we should get it over with. You only get it once I am very happy to say that is what happened to me.
I am completely immune to any temptation. All men who have passed my life after I got married might as well have been sticks of furniture. I only tell lies to my husband. When I got married, I noticed immediately that there seems to be a rivalry between the egos of two people.
If you are in a relationship, stop trying to figure out who wears the pants between the two of you. Relationships work best when both of you are not There is a recent study that more than 60 percent of married men in Metro Manila are unfaithful to their wives. This is because the remaining 40 percent bring their mistresses to the provinces. Ang tawag doon ay wedding cake. Have a girl to help you at work. Have a girl who can make you laugh. Have a girl who spoils you.
Lastly, and most importantly, Siguraduhin na hindi magkakakilala ang apat na babaeng iyon. A couple is lying in bed. The man says: Marriages are made in heaven.
But then again, so are thunder and lightning. The trouble starts when they try to decide which one. Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something she said. After marriage, he will fall asleep before she finishes talking.
After marriage, that is self-defense Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore, marriage is an institution for the blind. Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence —a life sentence. Love, may taning na ang buhay ko. Heh, tumigil ka nga! Maaga pa akong gigising bukas, buti ikaw, hindi na! Parati na lang tayo nag- aaway!
Maghiwalay na lang tayo! Sige, maghati tayo ng mga anak! Akin ang mga guwapo at maganda! Pinili pa yung hindi kanya! Ano sa Tagalog ang: The worst thing about being married is Advantage at disadvantage ng may- asawa: Pag kailangan mo, nandiyan agad. Pag ayaw mo na, andiyan pa rin! I married the wrong man. When the husband says, "Ako ang tigas sa amin. He really means, "Hoy, pakibilisan mo naman iyang kape, please, at giniginaw na ako dito sa labahan!
Adik sa droga: Payag ka na bang magpakasal sa akin? Oo, pero ok lang ba sa iyo kung meron akong past? Ok lang, wala naman akong future eh! Ibili mo naman ako ng bagong bra. Eh, bakit ikaw, nagbi-brief? Husband says: Wife replied: My husband and I have what he calls Olympic sex.
Wow, you must be having a terrific sex life! Not really. It only happens once in 4 years. May isang husband na proud na proud na may anim na anak silang mag-asawa.
Sobrang proud siya na ang laging tawag niya sa wife niya ay "Mother of Six. Nang minsan pagkatapos nilang kumain sa isang Kapag sinabi sa iyo ng boyfriend mo na nanlalamig na siya sa iyo, buhusan mo ng gasolina at silaban mo. My management style?
Spiritual fortitude, intellectual scholarship, and, smiling if all else fails, physical violence might prove salutary. After winning the Magsaysay Award for government service. They were not only rebellious, they were malicious to boot. Naturally I got mad, but I restrained myself.
No, I did not throw a chair at my employees. Laughing The accurate statement is that I may have rearranged the After scolding a few government employees who declared their intention to have her removed as Immigration Commissioner. Or maybe you can call it the Samson-in-the- temple syndrome.
That would be a In a magazine cover story. He and I had an agreement that he would take shots of me swimming in the pool. I followed all his instructions, exactly as if I were a trained dolphin. Explaining the publication in a major newspaper of her controversial photo in a bathing suit. Patunay na hindi ako sinungaling, hindi kamukha ng mga kalaban ko! Laughing at the same photo.
Every Filipino dreams in his heart of doing a great, magnificent selfless act of sacrifice for In my case, I tried for President and I failed. Maybe, my best service to the country would be if one working day I strap myself with grenades and just hurl myself bodily onto the center of the Senate Session Hall.
My favorite poetess is Emily Dickinson.
She was a recluse. Public opinion is untrustworthy. It is also merciless, pitiless. I am never allowed to have an off day. When I speak, I must always be brilliant. I can never have a day when I can sound dumb like everybody else. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the UP graduate who has, in a modest way, focused national attention on the political malady known as logopaedics, Kasi ang ibang tao sa impeachment trial, hindi marunong magsabi ng totoo, kaya binibigyan ko sila ng speech therapy.
Commencement speech before the U. College of Medicine graduates on 20 May at the U. Theater in Diliman campus. As the author of the Reproductive Health bill in the Senate, I am preparing my battle gear. After the SONA, we will be ready for a shootout. I am If I do not die of cancer, or if I do not die from the medication, I will die from making a living, because these cancer pills are so expensive.
I feel like I am going, going, and soon be gone. Just call me the disappearing senator. Miriam on her cancer illness. Yes, I am intellectually arrogant. All intellectuals are entitled to be arrogant. Inggit lang sila. Miriam recounting her student days. I resort to this mischievous way of thinking maybe to relax the neurons in my brain, especially when I fight with someone with no neurons Walk around naked in Metro Manila.
I would walk around naked and display myself to the general public and say, "Are you happy now? If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do? Hindi naman ako mataba eh. Wala naman talagang pangit, sadyang nasobrahan lang ako sa ganda. Kakatanggap ko lang ng aking medical results. May sakit daw ako. Habang tumatanda ako, gumaganda daw ako. Iyon nga lang, hindi na daw ako gagaling. I never wanted to be a warrior. I wanted to be a scholar.
I consider every act of evil a personal challenge. My generation has invested all that it has — not only its love, but also its hope and faith — in your generation. Hence, allow me to share with you what life has taught me, and in the end to encapsulate for you the meaning of life. First, life teaches us that, whether we perceive Human beings have inhabited this planet for only , years or. The earth worked perfectly well without us for billions of years, and it will continue to do so even when we are gone.
This fact makes our existence seem more like a happy accident than a carefully thought-out plan. The second important lesson that life has taught me Instead, the meaning of life is what you choose to make it mean. Life is the consequence of our moral choices. There are three ways to make your life more meaningful: First, get connected.
While a busy social Second, do not shy away from stress. The things that add the most meaning to our lives — a high-pressure job or caring for a loved one — are often the same things that add the most stress to our day-to-day existence. However, taking the easy road is not always the better option. The biggest challenges in life often lead to Third, find a sense of purpose. Studies show that people who spend more time pursuing activities that reflected their sense of self were the people who found their lives more meaningful.
A life filled with meaning is linked to doing things that express and reflect the self. ASEAN integration. Integration means that as a rule, every ASEAN country will treat people and products from any country in the whole ASEAN region, as if they are the people and products coming from the country itself. Thus, integration will mean that in ASEAN among ourselves we will pay less taxes, less customs duties, and less import taxes.
All separate neighbors will become bound together into one whole called ASEAN Common Market, with each country entitled to equal participation and membership. In , the ASEAN integration will allow the ten countries and over half a billion people to participate in the free flow of goods, services, labor, capital, and foreign investment.
Ultimately, integration will foster greater cooperation and healthy competition in the region. One advantage is the opening up of job markets in the region. While many Filipinos already work in other ASEAN countries, the process of looking for jobs abroad will be made easier by the integration.
But this also means that the job market will be fiercer. However, we have an advantage because we are highly adaptable. We can easily adapt to multicultural Another advantage is the regional community approach to integration of education in the region. Only the Philippines starts its academic calendar in June. This integration is the main reason why some Philippine universities have synchronized their school calendars in with those of their counterparts in other ASEAN countries.
The synchronization of the academic calendar of Philippine You have the following desirable assets: All these make you extremely attractive to foreign students and scholars.
For all human ties that bind me, For the task by God assigned me, For the bright hopes yet to find me, And the good that I can do. I live to hail that season By gifted ones foretold, When men shall live by reason, And not alone by gold; When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted, The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old. I live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
I Stephen Jay Gould on the meaning of life. Business Journal. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. Miriam Defensor Santiago is a globally famous personality, because of her legal brilliance and courageous example in fighting corruption. In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or She has brought honor to the Philippines in several ways.
She is the first Filipino and the first Asian from a developing country, to be elected in the United Nations as judge of the International Criminal Court. The ICC hears cases against heads of state.
Thus, she put the Philippines on the global map in the 21st century. Unfortunately, grave illness forced her to waive the For two years, she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In June she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 the last stage. But with her signature humor and bravery, she fought back, and her cancer has regressed. Even cancer cells are afraid of her! She was cited "for Santiago is one of the most intellectually brilliant leaders that our country has ever seen.
She earned the degrees Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude; and Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, from the University of the She went abroad and earned the graduate degrees of Master of Laws, and Doctor of Juridical Science, from the University of Michigan, one of the top three law schools in the United States. In her last undergraduate semester, Dr. Santiago earned the near-perfect average grade of 1. And She finished her master s degree in only one year, and her doctorate in only six months.
Our guest speaker loves learning. Santiago was class valedictorian at all levels — elementary, high school, and college. She made history in U. She won as Best Debater in the annual It is interesting that at the same time she held a campus beauty title, not once but twice — as ROTC corps sponsor.
Santiago holds an amazing record of excellence in all three branches of government — judicial, executive, and legislative. In the judicial branch, she has been presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court at Quezon In the executive branch, she has been immigration commissioner; and a cabinet member, as agrarian reform secretary.
In the legislative branch, she has now been a senator for three terms. Santiago worked abroad. She served as legal officer of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She also served as a consultant of the Philippine embassy in Washington, D. In all three branches of government, she has been Santiago was a U. She has During her initial battle with cancer, she continued to work on the edition of all her lawbooks. She is considered the leading expert of her generation in constitutional law and in international law.