Duterte, na-kuryente sa pahayag laban sa ilang diplomat ng European Union

Na-kuryente si Pangulong Duterte ng bantaan niyang palalayasin ang foreign contingents ng European Union  mula sa Pilipinas noong October 12, 2017.
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Sa kanyang speech sa Malacañang Press Briefing Room, nagkamali si Duterte sa kanyang pahayag na “gusto daw ng EU na ma-expell ang Pilipinas sa United Nations” dahil sa dami ng namamatay na Filipino sa kampanya ng Pangulo kontra droga.

Sa katunayan, ang Malacanang mismo ang nagsabing iba pala ang pinatutungkulan ng pangulo sa mga statement niya laban sa EU. Inamin ng Malacañang na ibang contingent pala ang tinutukoy ni Duterte nang sabihin nitong papaalisin niya sa loob ng 24-oras ang mga representante ng EU dahil sa mga pahayag diumano ng huli na “maaaring ma-expel ang Pilipinas sa European Union dahil sa drug-war at extra judicial killings ng administrasyong Duterte.

Huli na nang sabihin ng palasyo na hindi pala contingents ng European Union ang pinatutungkulan ni Duterte sa kanyang pahayag ng “pagpapalayas ng foreign contingents sa bansa”. Sa halip, ang tinutukoy pala ng pangulo ay mga contingent ng Human Rights Watch, partikular ang pahayag ng director nito, na nagsasabing “maaaring mapalayas ang Pilipinas mula sa United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) kung magpapatuloy ang mga patayang may kaugnayan sa droga sa Pilipinas. Dito nagsimula ang panggagalaiti ng Pangulong Duterte.

Opisyal na Pahayag

Malacanang. Sa opisyal na pahayag ng Malacanang, sinasabi ni Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella, na ang tinutukoy ni Duterte ay ang pahayag ng delegasyon ng International Delegates of the Progressive Alliance, na pinagkamalan ni Duterte na isang European Mission.

Aniya, ang mga “iresponsableng pahayag ng delegasyo na ito hinggil sa diumano’y patayan sa administrasyong Duterte ay makaka-apekto sa katayuan ng Pilipinas bilang isang malayang bansa” 

European Union. Sa hiwalay naman na pahayag ng European Union, hiniwalay nito ang sarili mula sa International Delegates of the Progressive Alliance.

Sinabi nito na “ang pagbisita ng delegasyon mula sa International Delegates of the Progressive Alliance sa Pilipinas noong October 8-9 , 2017 ay hindi isang European mission, base na rin sa mga maling balita ng ilang media outlets….”

Sinabi pa nitong “…hindi bahagi ang European Union sa pagpaplano sa naturang pagdalaw sa Pilipinas, maging ang delegasyon ng EU sa Pilipinas o ang EU sa Brussels ay walang plano hinggil sa pagbisita. Ang mga pahayag umano ng Progressive Alliance sa pagbisita nila sa Pilipinas ay pahayag lamang ng Progressive Alliance at hindi pahayag ng European Union”

Sa kabila ng pagkakamali sa pahayag na ito, ipinangako ng EU na magpapatuloy ang operasyon nito sa Pilipinas at patuloy na magtratrabaho para sa kapakinabanagan ng mga mamamayan ng Pilipinas. Wala naman silang tuwirang tugon hinggil sa pagmumura ng Pangulo.

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Of Jokes and Depression

Just yesterday, my hashtag meter pointed me to JOEY DE LEON and MAINE MENDOZA regarding “Depression”. My tweet meter was actually fed up with this numerous feeds of #joeydeleon or #maine plus #depression.

Digging in to the story, Joey De Leon’s remarks actually happened during Eat Bulaga‘s October 5, 2017 “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment.

“Sugod-bahay” winner Maria Cristina told field host Jose Manalo about the condition of her mother, who according to her suffers depression.

Comedian Joey de Leon then went on to say: “Yung depression, gawa-gawa lang ng mga tao iyan. Gawa nila sa sarili nila.” (Depression is just something made up by people. They do it to themselves.)

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Upon listening to De Leon’s joke, Maine Mendoza valiantly argued that “depression is not a laughing matter. It’s not a joke. Because many people go through it, especially today’s youth. That if you’re going through it, give them the support.”

This depression subject between de Leon and Maine Mendoza actually propelled several thousands of hits in twitter and Facebook.

My fair share of the story

And so I ended up digging into my desk again to contribute my humble share on this trending topic.

As far as my memory serves me right, my first mantra of depression was when my first GF broke with me one fine afternoon somewhere in Caloocan.

It was actually an ordeal, a battering feeling of emptiness, shame and frustration, that I have almost lost my sense of self, if not for Nanay’s support and my dog’s Squeak . (heard how a dog Squeak?)

Imagine drinking a bottle of Ginebra, with no chaser and pulutan at all… all alone! Or how about an hour bus-ride with tears overflowing from your eyes because of the “phenomenal” break-up? Nah, but the most weird part about my depression was me, painting images of my memories with my EX, not on a drawing board, but on the walls of our house. Nanay actually was not that supportive anymore. Yes I knew her slight irritation, when she said “put#*@+&-ina kang bata ka, pati yang dingding ginawa mong  blackboard!”

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Well that’s not me. Credit to thewondrous.com for the pic.

Simply put, depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.

#Joeydeleon, in his remarks, people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn’t a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”.

Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms.
They range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.

There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains.

Sometimes there’s a trigger for depression. Life-changing events, such as bereavement, losing your job or even having a baby, can bring it on. People with a family history of depression are more likely to experience it themselves. But you can also become depressed for no obvious reason.

Philippine Showbiz Personalities who experience depression 

Photos not mine. Credit to respective owners.

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The “Taray Queen“, Maricel Soriano, have fought depression when her mother died. She actually sought psychiatric help, for an alarming reason of not sleeping for 4 consecutive nights according to Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom. The “daughter of John and Marsha” now has various acting stints with GMA 7 in primetime.

 

 


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Even the “Megastar”, Sharon Cuneta, has been very vocal about her depression fits. She would actually relay her depression moments in Instagram and other social media sites to seek comfort and support. On August 18, 2014 for example, Ate Shawee actually took the Facebook feed and shared how Judy Ann Santos sent her a comforting text message and eventually visited her. 

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Mr. Suwabe actor, dancer, singer and host Vhong Navarro has also admitted being depressed over Denice Cornejo, Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz release. The three were involved in Navarro’s alleged mauling, but was allowed to bail out last 17 September 2014.

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Comedian-singer Janno Gibbs also admitted in an interview with GMA 7’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho that he is doing better now after seeking professional help (Asian Journal). Said impulse of depression was triggered when the comedian had gotten out of a romantic relationship something that almost moved him to commit suicide. 

This ain’t a joke.

​These above cases only show that non matter what status we have in life, or no matter how prominent we are in our own circles, depression holds no bar in undermining both our psyche and norms, regardless of our social status. ​​

Senator Risa Hontiveros actually filed Senate Bill no. 1190 otherwise known as the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2016, due to manifested issues on proper and efficient mental health services for Filipinos. Said bill, which based on the notion that “1 in 5 adult Filipinos suffer from mental or psychiatric disorder. This represents an average of 88 reported cases of mental illness per 100,000 Filipinos. Also, the number of suicide cases in the country has steadily risen over a period of 20 years from 1992 to 2012,” according to Hontiveros

Note: The Philippine Senate has actually approved the Bill and made it into law on May 2, 2017.

Now, this is not a joke, nor an Eat Bulaga sort of thing. People die and people suffer because of depression. Just like any other illness, people undergoing depression needs special attention and care, much more important than the attention that we give to noon-time shows and tv “guestings”. ​

​credits to Rappler.com for some selected information.

VR BOX REVIEW – VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

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photo credit to PEXELS

The wait is over. Certainly, our notion of expensive VR boxes has finally come to an end. Introducing the VR Box reality headset with Bluetooth remote controller.

Sit and relax as we bring to you point-by-point review on this gadget. Grab your pop-corn and let us do the rest of reviewing. Oh, and by the way, please pass on pop-corn will you?

Design

The VR Box is all black! Aside from the front plastic panel, all the parts of VR Box are tainted in black. The lining of its body seem to have that bevel look which adds up to its premium look. The grill detail on its body seem to remind us of Storm Troopers looking for Princess Lei. And yeah, I admit, I was captivated by the design.

Of course, in its side are elastic strap which should adapt to the size of your head, which you can easily adjust by the way.

The VR Box also has an optical adjuster on top so you have your view preferences. You can adjust your view by moving the adjuster forward backward or left and right depending on which way it could fit your viewing pleasure. The main thing for the optical viewer is for you to have the right focus for your viewing experience.

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Comfort

By merely looking at it, the VR Box seems to offer a lot of comfort while wearing one. And certainly, it can walk the talk. The sponge cushioning around the rim works well upon wearing VR Box, and mind you, it can fit to any size the user without compromising its functionality.

Heads up: You might notice that the first time you wear the VR Box you notice the plastic strap connector digging into the back of your head. A quick solution to this is to bend it into a slightly curved shape so it fits the contours of your head more closely.

The VR Box comes pre-assembled in a no-frills cardboard box with the few essentials you’ll need to get you going. Before using the VR Box you will have to add the three sponges (included) to the insert (shown below). Placing these yourself allows you to avoid any phone buttons being pressed when you insert your smart phone.

A bit of science 

The VR Box works with the principle of an optical illusion for a 3D image or video. It uses dual optics, maximizing dual side images creating an embedded image effect to the subject or object that the user is viewing. Here’s how it works. Choose an image or video which is capable for 3D viewing. Select the video or image. Carefully fit your smart phone into the VR Box plastic. Well, I said “carefully” because you wouldn’t like your precious phone bang with the floor because of lousiness. Adjust the optics until the image or video becomes fit to your viewing preference. Hoolah, you’ve just successfully made your first VR Box stint!

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What does the box have?

Aside from the VR Box set itself, the VR box also comes along with a headset, an instruction guide, 3 sticky rubber sponge pads, lens cleaning cloth, a mystery sachet, strange plastic key, Bluetooth game controller & game controller instructions. Feels like opening a present on Christmas eve aye!

This device is useless without the apps. Enumerated below are some Apps and sites for the VR Box

For other apps, you can visit google playstore for your preferences. The good news is, there are also games available in playstore which you should try also. And guess what, these are all free:

  • Insidious VR (free): This is essentially a trailer for the horror film Insidious where you can look around in 3D.
  • Galaxy VR (free demo):A space shooter game where you control a fighter ship from the cockpit.
  • Cardboard Camera by Google (free):A selection of 360 degrees photos that you can look through by turning your head.
  • Deep Space VR (free):You control a space gun shooting where you headset looks.
  • Star VR Racer (free):A Tron-like platformer where you avoid crashing as the game speeds up

And the price? 

The device is sold in the Philippine market at the price range of P180.00 – P200.00. Tax not included and delivery costs not included. You may head on to the top re-sellers below for the price specifications.

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Goku’s New Super Saiyan Form

A Peek at Dragon Ball Super’s Leveled-up characters 

goku,super saiyan,dragon ball zYes, we are all excited with the Dragon Ball Z 1 Hour Special. Dragon Ball Z fans are doing everything it takes to have their own spoilers.

Much is being anticipated with the Goku vs. Jiren encounter which will, according to my own spoiler, will lead to Jiren vs. Hit!. The most interesting new information or leaks is what Goku’s new “transformation” is. There have been many theories, idea’s and speculation surrounding what this transformation is and it seems we finally got the information we were looking for!The Mystery of Self Movement.

The mystery of what? Well, whatever that is, this could be a hell of a transformation! Or may be not! Basic knowledge on human anatomy would actually give as an idea of how the “mystery of self-movement” is, and a grade 6 student would call that “reflex”. 

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Remember long ago in the Dragon Ball series, where Goku and Vegetta were talking about that skill to be able to master bodily movement even without thinking? Our body automatically responds to perceived threats, so our muscles automatically reacts or moves in defense against the perceived threat.  This real-world scientific notion would basically explain Goku’s principle of the “mystery of self-movement”. So could this be what happens to Goku? And if so how?

My theory on this is Goku and Jiren will have an intense fight where Goku. During this fight, our protagonist may be unable to defeat Jiren because of the latter’s fast counter-attacks. It may be in the near end that Goku will realize that he still have one more skill in his arsenal that he could use. And that would be the spirit bomb! But this will not affect Jire in any way, much to his surprise. 

The Fate of Earth. ​Goku in the near-end may be knocked out to his feet, lying unconscious.  In this near-death situation, Goku may be given to remember that instance of talking with Vegetta about the Self-Movement. It is in this situation that Goku will be cursing himself if he will be defeated by Jiren, considering the fate of the Earth should he lose for Jiren. Gathering all the remaining “Ki” from his realm, Goku will eventually wake up from his “slumber” and will activate his “Angel eyes” allowing him to see everything before it happens. This would eventually enable him to self-move.

The result of Goku vs Jiren? Well, that I will not reveal yet. Tell us what you think with this episode? Who will win in the battle? Will Jiren transform into something more powerful and use his hidden powers yet, much stronger than the mystery of the self-move?Meanwhile, have a peek of the Goku vs Jiren Full Fight. Enjoy!

How to load Facebook without Internet Connection

Techniques in loading FB without the internet

Imagine your life without Facebook because you don’t have wifi connection or you no longer have data connection. Hell noh! (&#@^()^%!!!!!!!

Yes I know, I feel you. You are in the middle of scrolling and sharing your fave FB post, when all of a sudden, your internet connection is down. It is as if, you are in the middle of nowhere, waiting for someone or somebody, like “Super Mr. Internet Connection”, dress in a knight-in-shining-armor costume, who will save you from this ordeal.

But that is not the case. In the real world, when you lose internet connection, all you have to do is beg the wifi administrator to re-connect you that is if you could bribe him/her that you would pay for re-connection. Now if you are connected in data streaming, and if you receive this annoying sms below, well, congratulations, you could no longer browse FB in real-time!

If you are using a personal computer, and tries to reload the web page i.e. Facebook, you will get a bang like this one;

“The site can’t be reached … The webpage at https://www.facebook.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.”

Fortunately, some Facebook users, especially those who would not let capitalism fetter their joy in liking FB pages, found a way to an indigenous and simple trick that temporarily allows users to get around with the problem.

The secret magic rests on the pressing of a keyboard key! Yes, you will have to long-press the Ctrl Button! How it is done? Simple.

If you are a Windows user, you will have to use the Ctrl button. But you will use the Shift key instead if you are on Mac. Since the writer is in Windows, we will be using the Ctrl key for this discussion. So here it goes.

Basically, this trick is called the hard refresh. Simply put, this procedure clears the web browser’s cache (link for cache explanation) of a specific page, say Facebook page. In the process, pressing the Ctrl key down forcing it to load the most recent version of a page. As a result, it also forces the current webpage to load the most recent standing of the page

The result? Well, Facebook normally loads the current page, allowing users to scroll on the News Feed inside Google Chrome after the hard refresh trick. Well, at this point, the only thing you should do now is to try and take it a shot!