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Just wanna share with u guys..a joke that I received thru email today. titled  “SMART KID”

A first-grade teacher, Ms. Cruz was having trouble with one of her students the teacher asked,”Boy, what is your problem?”

Boy answered, “I’m too smart for the first-grade. My sister is in the third-grade and I’m smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!”

Ms. Cruz had enough. She took Boy to the principal’s office. While Boy waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Cruz he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave. She agreed.

Boy was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test Principal: “What is 3 x 3?”

Boy: “9″.

Principal: “What is 6 x 6?”

Boy: “36″.

And so it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade should know. The principal looks at Ms. Cruz and tells her, “I think Boy can go to the third-grade.”

Ms. Cruz says to the principal, “I have some of my own questions.

Can I ask him ?” The principal and Boy both agree.

Ms. Cruz asks, “What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?

Boy, after a moment “Legs.”

Ms. Cruz: “What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?”

Boy: “Pockets.”

Ms. Cruz: What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?

Boy: Coconut

Ms. Cruz: What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky? The principal’s eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, Boy was taking charge.

Boy: Bubblegum

Ms. Cruz: What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs? The principal’s eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer…

Boy: Shake hands

Ms. Cruz: Now I will ask some “Who am I” sort of questions, okay?

Boy: Yep.

Ms. Cruz: You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do.

Boy: Tent

Ms. Cruz: A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you’re bored. The best man always has me first. The Principal was looking restless, a bit tense and took one large Patiala Vodka peg.

Boy: Wedding Ring

Ms. Cruz: I come in many sizes. When I’m not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good.

Boy: Nose

Ms. Cruz: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver.

Boy: Arrow

Ms. Cruz: What word starts with a ‘F’ and ends in ‘K’ that means lot
of heat and excitement?

Boy: Firetruck

Ms. Cruz: What word starts with a ‘F’ and ends in ‘K’ & if u dont get it u have to use ur hand.

Boy: Fork

Ms. Cruz: What is it that all men have one of it’s longer on some men than on others, the pope doesn’t use his and a man gives it to his wife after they’re married?


Ms. Cruz: What part of the man has no bone but has muscles, has lots of veins, like pumping, & is responsible for making love ?


The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, “Send this Boy to the University, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!”

Filed under: Jokes & Humor,

Fil-Am Veterinarian from Sorsogon Pays Tribute to Military on b-day bash

CHICAGO – On her 70th birthday, a Filipino-American veterinarian paid tribute to the military where three of her eight children built their careers.

“Remember our men and women in uniform who dedicated their lives for the love of their country, especially my son Alan, who died while undergoing training to pursue his dream as a U.S. Marine,” Dr. Dona Lariosa Hernandez told her guests present last June 26 at the cafeteria of St. Gregory the Great Parish at Chicago’s northside.

Dr. Dona Lariosa Hernandez (right) on her 70th birthday celebration at the cafeteria of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Chicago’s northside. JGLiPhoto

PFC Alan L. Hernandez was training with the US Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, California in 2003 when he died.

One of her children, John, is still with the military as an Army sergeant. John has taken a couple of tour of assignments in Afghanistan.

Younger brother Herbert, who was also a U.S. Army specialist from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has left the military service to pursue a civilian vocation in Hawaii.

Dr. Hernandez also paid tribute to her clients, especially those who are still calling for her services. One of them, Ms Barbara H. Herlein, has been a client since 1975, “when we were still brunette.”

Ms Herlein is still her repeat loyal client to this day. The semi-retired Dr. Hernandez has limited her professional duties to house calls.

Empathy with pets

Dr. Hernandez said her other clients, Mr. and Mrs. Celso and Linda Aurelia, Ms. Ligaya Reyes, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arroyo, and Aida Davila “more than ever have demonstrated their strong bond with their pets.”

“They go to great lengths to shower their pets with empathy, compassion, friendship, patience,” she added.

Among the guests was Dr. Pilar Pascual Cenir, also her classmate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines. Dr. Hernandez said she has known Dr. Cenir, the wife of Filipino community leader, Boni Cenir, “for more than 50 years.”

Most of her guests were parishioners and members of the Filipino congregation of St. Gregory the Great Parish, where she is a board member. Also present were five of her eight children: Larry, Helen, George, Neil and Joseph – and her grandchildren, her brothers Joseph and Ray, relatives and friends.

Rev. Paul Wachdorf, pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish, opened the celebration with an invocation followed by a dinner, testimonials of Dr. Hernandez’s family and friends including Gina Ybardaloza and Susan Silvano, who are her fellow officers at St. Gregory.

A native of Pilar, Sorsogon, Dr. Hernandez immigrated to the US in the ’60s. She was one of the seven children of the late agriculture teacher Jose L. Lariosa of Sorsogon, Sorsogon and homemaker Consolacion G. Garra of Matnog, Sorsogon.

She opened her veterinary practice in Chicago. She has been a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association for 35 years and of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association for 34 years. — LBG/FONJ, GMANews.TV


Filed under: Sorsoganon Everywhere, Sorsoganon in the LIMELIGHT!, Sorsogon Outstanding Achievers, We will make you SHINE!,

President Aquino’s Anti-Wang Wang Campaign

The following are some of the highlights of President Aquino’s speech:

  • “Kami ay narito para magsilbi, hindi para maghari.”
  • “Sisimulan natin ang pag-usisa sa midnight appointments.”
  • “Kami, ang pamahalaan ang inyong kampeon… Hindi na puwede ang puwede na.”
  • “Hindi tama na ang nagmamalasakit ay kinakawawa.”
  • “There can be no reconciliation w/o justice.”
  • “Sa tamang pamamahala, gaganda ang buhay ng lahat.”
  • “To our friends and neighbors around the world… we will be a nation where we can say ‘It all works.'”
  • Walang lamangan, walang padrino, at walang pagnananakaw. Walang wang-wang, walang counterflow, walang tong.”
  • “Kung kailan tayo nanalo, saka pa ba tayo susuko? Kayo ang boss ko, kaya hindi maaaring hindi ako makinig sa mga utos ninyo.”
  • “I am blessed with this (my parents’) legacy.”
  • “Samahan ninyo ako… sa tuwid na landas. Maraming salamat po.”

Anti-Wang Wang Campaign Held a Congresswoman and Police Officer

Road Bullies!

WOTL: Wang Wang Ina Mo!

‘Walang wang-wang’


DURING HIS INAUGURATION WEDNESDAY, PRESident Aquino assured the Filipino people that he was just like every one of them. “I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens,” he said. And he proved it immediately by enumerating their hurts, their resentments and their disappointments with an uncaring government.

In one of the most applauded portions of his Inaugural Address, Mr. Aquino asked: “Have you ever been ignored by the very government you put into power? I have. Have you ever been rudely shoved aside by the siren-blaring escorts of those who love to flaunt their position and power over you? I have, too. Have you experienced exasperation and anger at a government that, instead of serving you, needs to be endured by you? So have I.”

And he vowed to end all that, saying: “No more junkets, no more senseless spending. No more turning back on pledges made during the campaign… No more influencing peddling, no more patronage politics, no more stealing. No more sirens, no more counterflow, no more bribes. It is time for us to work together once more.”

Who would have thought that silencing the infernal wang-wang (police siren) would merit mention in a presidential speech? Yet there it was right in the President’s first address to the nation, taking its place alongside such weighty concerns as fighting graft and corruption, reducing poverty, dispensing equal justice and improving government services. And a relieved nation has been applauding in appreciation.

On Mr. Aquino’s second day in office Thursday, pedestrians cheered when they saw his convoy making its way to Malacañang from his Times Street home in Quezon City, without the blinking lights and the blaring sirens that used to announce the passage of the President and other men and women of power. Reporters also noted that the convoy stopped at red lights and dutifully used U-turns instead of turning on some street corners to save time. It seems that Mr. Aquino truly intends to lead by example, starting with following traffic rules.

A trivial gesture? Not at all. Not in a country where anarchy reigns in the streets and road rage can have fatal consequences. Not in a country where the powerful and the influential freely flout traffic rules, beating red lights, ignoring traffic signs, and driving against traffic, as traffic enforcers helplessly look on. Not in a country where public servants behave like kings and masters, especially in the streets. If Mr. Aquino wanted to show how different his administration would be from past administrations and how citizens can be equal before the law, he could not have picked a more powerful signal than this. While they were in use, those blinkers and sirens were the most visible and loudest demonstration of elitism, arrogance and impunity by people in power.

The point has been made and taken. The leadership of the Philippine National Police has ordered the deactivation of those gadgets in their patrol cars, and traffic enforcers have been ordered to go after violators of the ban. It is time to give the rule a second look.

If the ban on sirens is meant to stop arrogant displays of power, then low-numbered protocol plates as well as commemorative plates, particularly those issued by the police, should also be disallowed. Such plates, like sirens and blinkers, encourage their owners to violate the rules and intimidate the lowly traffic enforcers who might want to flag them down.

On the other hand, there is a need to relax the rule in certain cases like police emergencies and certainly the presidential convoy. Time is precious, and even more so the time of the highest official of the land. The President cannot be late for his appointments, like he was yesterday for the handover rites of the Armed Forces chief of staff, because of Metro Manila’s unpredictable traffic. Besides there are security risks involved when the presidential convoy stops at a red light or gets stalled in traffic. Mr. Aquino need not worry about using the privilege reserved for the country’s highest official to move around more quickly, safely and conveniently than everybody else. The people will surely understand, especially now that he has demonstrated how willingly he can give it up.

Filed under: Government, Sorsogon News Updates

Komite binuo sa Dubai para sa mga karapatan ng OFW

DUBAI – Matagumpay na idinaos kamakailan ng iba’t ibang grupo ng mga migranteng Pilipino ang kauna-unahang Migrants’ Forum sa United Arab Emirates, na nagresulta sa pagbuo ng komiteng magbabantay sa karapatan at kagalingan ng mga Pilipinong manggagawa rito.

Dumalo sa naturang talakayan ang halos 200 delegado mula sa iba’t ibang organisasyo na kasapi ng Filipino Community (FilCom) sa Dubai at Northern Emirates, kabilang ang ilang mga opisyal ng Pilipinas sa UAE.

Ilan sa mga naging tagapagsalita sa talakayan sina Ambassador Grace Relucio Princesa; Vice Consul Edwin Mendoza; Labour Attaché Amilbahar Amilasan ng POLO-Dubai; Labour Attaché Nasser Munder ng Abu Dhabi; Welfare Officer Mary Cyd Simangan ng Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) sa Dubai; Engr. Robert Ramos, tagapangulo ng FilCom; at Yuri Cipriano, pangalawang pangulo ng Migrante-UAE.

Isinagawa ang talakayan bilang pagdiriwang sa Araw ng mga Migranteng Pilipino kaalinsabay ng paggunita sa ika-112 Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas noong Hunyo 18 sa Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, Dubai sa pangunguna ng Migrante-UAE.

“Matagumpay ang Migrants’ Forum dahil bukod sa napag-usapan ang iba’t ibang suliranin ng mga migranteng Pilipino sa UAE, nagresulta rin ang talakayan sa pagbuo ng isang ad-hoc committee ng FilCom para pangalagaan at isulong ang kagalingan at karapatan ng mga overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sa UAE,” ani Cipriano.

Sinabi naman ni Ramos na naging inspirasyon at hamon para sa FilCom, na may 84 na kasaping organisasyon, ang inisyatiba ng Migrante-UAE sa pagsusulong ng mga karapatan ng mga Pilipino sa UAE.

Ang bubuing Ad-Hoc Committee for the Protection of the Rights and Welfare of Migrant Filipinos ang katugunan ng FilCom sa mga napag-usapan sa talakayan.

Pakikilusin ng FilCom ang mga kasapi nitong organisasyon para bigyang pansin ang mga problemang kinahaharap ng mga Pilipino sa UAE, ani Ramos.

Samantala, pinuna ni Shayne Ramero, tagapangulo ng Rights and Welfare Committee ng Migrante-UAE, ang kakulangan sa pagtalakay ng ilang opisyales ng Embahada at Konsulado sa mga usapin ng mga migranteng Pilipino.

“Hindi tinalakay ni Simangan ang paksang kanyang dapat talakayin tungkol sa kalagayan ng mga migrante sa UAE. Hindi rin kumpleto ang paliwanag ni Amilasan sa kahalagahan ng Araw ng mga Migrante,” ayon kay Ramero.

“Binanggit lang niya na nilikha ang okasyong ito bilang pasasalamat sa ambag ng mga OFW sa ekonomiya ng Pilipinas. Nakaligtaan niyang banggitin na layunin din ng pagdiriwang ang pagtataguyod sa karapatang pantao ng mga OFW,” dagdag nito. –Angel L. Tesorero, GMANews.TV

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