Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Christmas songs are now aired in the radios and played in television. In many places, people are now rehearsing for the songs to be used in Christmas caroling which starts in December 16. Band members would gather and install their band apparatuses such as guitars, trumpet, keyboard, drums and ahead drum cases. Some would have violins and clarinets, too.  The more musical instruments, the merrier.  It is exciting and relaxing to hear a band sing Christmas carols. Makes one forget his hardships in life and instead thank for a year of victory and hopes for a brighter year ahead.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Those who have less in life should have more. I am referring to the marginalized sectors in the community who have less knowledge on the risks posed by hazards on their lives, their livelihood, their settlements and on their possessions. Knowledge is power so these people have to be empowered on the right things to do before calamities, man-made or natural, strike a disaster. Community awareness can never be late.  This was what kept me busy these past two Saturdays and Sundays. Managing a Community Awareness on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. Together with trained personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection and of the Philippine Red Cross, the activity was successful attended by a big number of community people. It feels good to have been part of this noble undertaking which aims to have a safe, adaptive and disaster resilient Filipino communities.


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