-Sonete de un Filipino-


-Sonete de un Filipino-
Por: Sra. Danica Ramos Macatangay

My words would run out  if I’ll portray thee,
Thy being poor taught me to be dauntless
Thou give me lot of stuff still I’m careless
Flawless from sky to the sea, Yes it’s thee.
Thou are awful yet a pearl from the sea,
Thy childrenth let you bleed caused by pay-less
Still thou protect them coz thou’re hate-less
Thou’re my mother my armour, Yes it’s thee.
I may leave thee b’coz of poverty,
Leave you for bucks, but It’s not what  I planned
Replace thee for Statue of Liberty
Doesn’t mean my affection for thee’s gone,
I am still thy child, thy property
Filipino since day one, til I’m gone.

Book of Life

Chapter 19


Blithesome type of skirt may portray thee,
Thy being jocose brings off earthborn when their weather’s kinda gloomy,
Thou are a present from the creator of the earthy;
It’s amazing how thee conquer thy fear with courage,
and how thee handle ur dilemma at ur age
Thy being acquiescent shows thy eagerness to escape from ur cage;
Escape, Explore and Discover
Thou visualize thy book with flying colours,
Although there are a lot of hues thou may find from different chapters.

Life is about taking risks, and living your life to the fullest.
It is about loving, sharing, forgiving, and enjoying every moment and exhaling those bitterness.
And like a roller coaster, Life has its own ups and downs, it only depends upon ourselves how we will enjoy the ride.

Ready for chapter 19? Absolutely!
Happy 19th Birthday Self


Ningas Kugon

Pag-ibig, pag-ibig, pag-ibig nanaman ang naririnig ko,
Umiibig, umiibig, puro nalang umiibig ang nakikita ko
Hindi ko alam kung bakit pait ang nararamdaman ko,
Ah basta ang alam ko nalolokohan lang ang mga to.
Tanda ko pa nga, ganyan din kami ng mahal ko noon,
Masayang masayang masaya, parang sila
Hawak kamay dito, hawak kamay doon
Tawa dito, tawa doon; kwentuhan dito, kwentuhan doon
Masayang masaya, masayang masaya, katulad nila.

Pero isang beses nakita ko siya,
May kasamang babae, tawa sila ng tawa
Pero sabi ko naman, ‘baka kaibigan lang, ate, o kaya naman pinsan’
Makalipas ang isang araw, nakita ko nanaman sila
Nahuli ko siya, sila, magkahawak ang kanilang mga kamay,
Na para bang nakaposas na hindi mo mapapaghiwalay.
At bigla akong naalimpungatan sa nakita ko,
Napasabi sa sarili na ‘aba! niloloko na pala ako ng mukhang unggoy na ito’,
Gusto ko siyang sampalin, gusto ko siyang suntukin
Sa sobrang sakit, para pang ako’y iniipit.
At sa huli napagtanto ko na,
Nagmahal pala ako ng isang ningas kugon,
Na sa una lang magaling,

sa una lang malambing,
Sa una ka lang papakiligin,
Sa huli pala’y papaiyakin at gagaguhin.
Sana hindi kagaya namin ang istorya ng mga ito,
Na sa una lang masaya, Na sa una lang nila mahal ang isa’t isa.



I am a photo enthusiast,
I am not letting the day pass without taking a photograph
I am savoring the blissful feeling brought by these snaps
I am not well pleased by just gazing, because for me only captured memories last.

I like the concept of blue and green scenery,
I do not like the brown and gloomy colors that would invade my gallery
I like green umbrageous bushes as much as the blue scheme of the sea,
I do not like pale and faded hue because it might nullify the serendipity.

I used  to be a frustrated shutterbug,
But now I am coping this frustration and still pursuing to be a better one

I used to be weak and not confident with my photo blog,
But now I am free from this negativity and now I can say that I am a productive one.

Being a photographer isn’t about having the best camera,
It is about embracing the story behind every snaps.


Privacy versus Right to know

These two words are very important to every journalist’s field. These two rights are powerful when it comes to spilling beans to the basket full of ants or commonly say tons of people. Uhm let’s just say a right to privacy is for somebody’s security, and a right to know is for the people’s sensibility. So how can the journalists balance this kind of problem in spreading news especially harsh statements? There are things that should and shouldn’t be written in the tidings or news, because this is very threatening to the journalist’s life; maybe if he stepped up the person’s privacy he may be killed or if he didn’t spill it out his conscience may kill him, there is no in between. Yes, a right to privacy is necessary in the way of, that person’s safety, or even his dignity; but for the sake of public information, it is their right to know the truth and what they should know about what is happening in the world,especially for justice. We all know that everybody is seeking for justice, everyone needs it, especially when one of the members of the family experienced extra judicial killings. Of course we need justice, we need to seek the truth, we have the right to know who’s that person behind that particular scenario, privacy won’t matter anymore! Because if that person didn’t make mistakes or anything wrong, he wouldn’t be showing up to the public, or he wouldn’t lose her privacy. It’s his problem in the first place. 

Art Work by Paula Bonet