Kadayawan at its best in Davao City

At the Start of 3rd week of August the people of Davao City is exited in much awaited Kadayawan festival.The visitor’s are gently come at the Durian city to watch a colorful and enjoyment scene.The malls are were lot more activities that  the people were populous in that sites.If I were shopping at the mall,there’s a discounts in their sales and the famous actor and actresses that can seen in television,national television rather and the folks shouting and over the joy that expected his or her idol was come seen in personal.


Between the shine at morning and rainy at Evening,the people of Davao still enjoy in that celebration under of this situation.



Next Year,the celebration still enjoy and if  can it just, more strides in improving satisfaction to be felt still the people of Davao are happy.

You, what can you say about Kadayawan in Davao?

‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ gets whole trending to the filipino in Mid-’90’s

  Most of all people relate of this song because of its will happens in life of a person especially in lovelife.therefore, sometimes repeat about 3 times a day about this song.The Filipino says that the Eraserheads is the best bands of the year 1996.

“Maski bata man o matanda, makasasabay ito.Ito na siguro ang pambansang awit ng Pilipinas ”

-said the one person before who loves this song.

Even for me,when I was young when I heard this song before I emotionally crying because though I understand the song, and as I mature I have my feelings because of this song.This song has Content of the story of   3 children that go to the house of a woman to teach them to dance Boogy and Cha-cha.Later,one boy fall in love on the girl.After many years,they never met with the news that her son but no wife.She worked at Ermita.But suddenly,the dark cames he found that She accident in the dark alley.

That’s how the the story shows love and loneliness of one Person.

For you, what can you say in this song?

A Good Jessie that have I meet

Like the the other person,I compare to this person in Late President Magsaysay,He is a man of masses of Naga city

Was born on May 27, 1958 at Naga City.He is the 3rd of 5 siblings of Jose Chan-Robredo Sr. and Marcelina Manalastas.

He studied elementary at Naga Parochial School a private Catholic school where he began to hone his talent and love for chess.The school was known and had established a record for winning Bicol’s annual province-wide chess tournament and Robredo’s brother had been among its champions. However, when it was Robredo’s turn to represent his school, he only garnered second place.

He entered high school at Ateneo de Naga University in 1970 and was in junior year when President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in September 1972. The university administration immediately called an assembly and warned its students against getting involved in anti-government activities – which could result in the school being closed down.

In 1980, Robredo worked for the San Miguel Corporation in Mandaluyong City, in the Physical Distribution Technical Services of the General Services Division, and within six months, Robredo had hurdled two of the three levels in the division and was then sent to the finance division for another six months.

When Robredo’s immediate superior transferred to Magnolia Ice Cream, San Miguel Corporation’s ice cream division, he was invited to come along. He was assigned to logistics planning and concurrently functioned as staff assistant to the physical distribution director.

In 1986, Robredo returned to Naga City, where he became Program Director of the Bicol River Basin Development Program, an agency tasked to undertake integrated area development planning in the three provinces of the Bicol region.

He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Industrial Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at De La Salle University. He was later accepted as an Edward Mason Fellow and graduated with a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1979. In 1985, Robredo finished his Masters in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, as a scholar and was named the Graduate School and Faculty Organization awardee for scholarly excellence. The Far Eastern University bestowed Robredo with a doctorate in Humanities, honoris causa, during its 80th commencement exercise held at the plenary hall of the Philippine International Convention Center on April 4, 2008, recognizing his efforts to develop Naga City.

As he backs at the Naga City, he ran and elected as the Mayor in their city in 1988 at the age of 29.

He is the youngest mayor in Philippine history. His three terms as mayor ended on June 30, 1998.He was again elected as City Mayor in 2001 and finished his second three terms on June 30, 2010. He served for a total of nineteen (19) years as Naga City Mayor before being appointed on July 9, 2010 as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Robredo was able to transform Naga City from being dull and lethargic to being one of the “Most Improved Cities in Asia,” as cited by Asiaweek Magazine in 1999.

During his time in city hall, Robredo was credited for “dramatically improved stakeholdership and people participation in governance, in the process restoring Naga to its preeminent position as premier city of the Bicol Region. In 1995, in recognition of his skills and competence as a leader and development manager, Robredo was elected President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, the national association of city mayors. Robredo also chairs the Metro Naga Development Council. He served as chairman of the Regional Development Council, the regional planning and coordinative body of Bicol’s six provinces and seven cities, from 1992 to 1998.In recognition of his achievements as Naga City mayor, Robredo was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 2000, the first Filipino mayor so honored.

From June 30 to July 9, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III was Secretary of Interior and Local Government, until Aquino named Robredo as Interior Secretary.At least two politicians from Bicol, Luis Ortega and Luis Villafuerte, Sr. expressed opposition to Robredo’s confirmation by the Commission on Appointments of which Villafuerte himself was a member. In March 2012, the Commission on Appointments bypassed Robredo’s nomination.He is Loving Father also in his family.He finished all the assignment  in his job.

But suddenly,On August 18, 2012 , the Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I aircraft (registered RP-C4431) carrying Secretary Robredo crashed off the shore of Masbate City. He was scheduled to go home and watch his daughter’s swimming competition in Naga City. The Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government said that the pilot sent a distress call to the Masbate airport requesting an emergency landing. The plane never made it to the airport and crashed in the sea. His body was retrieved three days later, August 21, 800 meters from the shore and 180 feet below sea level.

His funeral was held on Archbishop’s Palace in Naga City before it was transferred to Malacañan Palace for an official wake on August 24, 2012. His remains were later brought back to his hometown, Naga on the early hours of August 26. He was cremated on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

On August 27, 2012, it was announced that Philippine President Aquino would confer the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of Chief Commander upon Robredo on August 28, 2012, just before the state funeral.

For me he is my good father,hero,public servant, and Man of Filipino.

The Filipinos loves watching NBA

It has been a long-standing and somewhat inexplicable love affair, Filipinos and basketball. Statistically, Filipinos are, per capita, probably the most passionate NBA fans in the world, whether it’s online, on television, on cable or in the sports pages. The most active SMS users in the world (second only in volume to China whose population is more than eleven times that of our little archipelago) also patronize the league actively in terms of mobile content.


For over three years, Rafe Bartholomew (now one of the most gifted talents of Grantland.com) studied the phenomenon on the ground. His being American and a skilled player helped open a lot of doors for him, and his humorous, voluminous study “Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-flops” actually became the third-best selling book in the Philippines in 2010. His tome was topped only by the “Twilight” series and “A Purpose Driven Life”. Consider the fact that the former was a multi-part series supported by movie tie-ins, and the latter a self-help set that had been around much longer, and you’ll realize how powerful that book on basketball was.

Still, a truly concrete explanation has yet to be found for this incongruous passion between a race whose males average about 5’8″ in height and a game which evolved into the playground of giants. Why is it that vertically challenged people like us are so doggedly determined to master a game played by behemoths?

First, even before the NBA was born, the United States used the educational system to ferry basketball into our bloodstream from the late 1800s onward. The young sport was originally snubbed as not being masculine enough – believe it or not – and was first played by girls here. In addition, many parents didn’t want their boys playing it, like the father of 1936 Berlin Olympian Jacinto Ciria Cruz, who hid all his son’s pants so he wouldn’t be playing hoops out in the street. Also, in the early days there were only two regulation courts in the entirety of what is now known as Metro Manila. One of them was at the old Manila YMCA, where SM Manila now stands.

Until the early 1990’s, US military facilities (particularly Clark Airbase in Pampanga), were the primary source of live NBA action. The faint, hazy early-morning signal emanating from the 800-foot elevation of their tower was water for thirsty roundball fans 90 kilometers away. Many of us lost a lot of sleep trying to keep track of Magic, Bird and Jordan just to get our fix. Some bought bootleg videotapes of NBA games just to have a tangible piece of the league.

The infiltration into schools gave the sport a good start, but other sports were introduced, too. So why did basketball become the passion of this nation? Aside from the fact that we naturally gravitate towards many things American, basketball appeals to the innate artistry of the Filipino, and the NBA is its highest art form. Older Filipinos used the words abilidad (natural talent) and diskarte (creativity) a lot. Even without much formal training, Filipinos latch onto the finer points of the game, particularly in terms of freelancing. We are probably the most inventive players of the game below the net, and dream of doing that above the rim, as well. That’s probably one reason why there is a very strong Boston Celtics Philippines club following.

Basketball may be a team sport, but it also allows for a “star” player to shine. Even in the Philippine music industry, bands reach a certain height of fame, but solo performers (many who come from those selfsame bands) skyrocket when they’ve left their bands. Basketball is like having a five-man band playing jazz, making things up as the go along, or it seems. Locally, we had pros who couldn’t dribble with their left hand, but survived because fans could relate to them.

And speaking of relatability, NBA players took advantage of their basketball gifts to get through school (well, most of them) and earn a very good livelihood. It is a dream of many of the impoverished in the Philippines as well. It’s like hitting the genetic lottery if you were born above six feet tall or able to drain three-pointers. Some call it the aspirational value. To the NBA’s credit, despite the supposed weaker buying power of the Philippines, the league has been very active in promoting itself and its stars in the country, from its NBA Madness to the NBA Asia Challenge and even player visits sponsored by athletic shoe brands Nike, adidas and Reebok. And Filipinos are very loyal fans.

But perhaps one little-known fact that almost all Americans are unaware of ties us into basketball and the NBA even more closely. The game was originally inspired by a children’s game very close to one of our own.

“Tumbang preso” is a street game that has been played by tens of millions of Filipinos for over a century. Basically, a bent tin can is placed in a target zone, and the goal is for one team to get past the defenses of another and knock the can down by flinging their rubber thing slippers at it. When James Naismith was looking for inspiration for the new winter sport he was asked to invent, he harked back to a Canadian cousin of tumbang preso he had grown up playing. It was called “duck on a rock”. The rules were similar. The difference was that the can was placed on an elevated place (a rock) and they used stones to knock it down. Naismith purposely wanted an elevated goal to avoid contact. Of course, he had no control over how the game would evolve now, did he?

So think about it. The shared history of millions of children in the Far East and North America, fused into a flowing, creative game originally invented as a winter escape. Maybe subconsciously, we know this, and that’s why we love basketball. And that’s why we love the NBA

Reyes praises Gilas resilience after vengeful win over Iran

TAIPEI – Smart Gilas-Pilipinas survived a couple of missed free throws down the stretch and the late surge by Iran to hack out a thrilling 77-75 win on Friday as it kept its championship bid alive in the 34thWilliam Jones Cup basketball tournament at the TPEC gym.

The Nationals botched four free throws in the final 31 seconds – including three in a row – and then held their collective breath as veteran Mehdi Kamrani missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in Iran’s final play before finally celebrating the hard-earned win.

“Hindi dapat dikit, but we missed two open lay-ups, and four free throws,” said an obviously relieved Gilas coach Chot Reyes.

The victory created a three-way tie at the top at 5-1 among the Filipinos, the defending champion Iranians, and the US team – a 77-66 winner over Jordan earlier – with two playing days left in the tournament being held in honor of the late former Fiba secretary-general.

The Nationals, who lost 91-72 to Lebanon in their previous outing, take on the host team on Saturday at 7 p.m., before capping their campaign with a 5 p.m. game against the Americans on Sunday.

The team with the best record after the tournament will emerge champion.

Marcus Douthit was back to his dominant self with a team-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, while the Rain or Shine pair of Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan added 17 and 12, respectively, for the Nationals, who dealt the two-time defending champions their first loss of the tournament.

The Nationals enjoyed lead of as much as 63-51 early in the fourth and were protecting an 86-81 edge with 31 seconds to go when they began missing their free throws.

Douthit flubbed a bonus gift shot, Ranidel de Ocampo bungled two, and Chan only had a split, 77-75, with seven seconds to go that opened the door for a possible game-winning shot by Iran.

But Kamrani muffed a desperation three-pointer that sealed the Philippines’ second win in three Jones Cup meetings with Iran since last year’s 73-59 victory in the preliminaries.

“Tapos na sana ng maaga, but it’s really different when you’re playing with the name of the country on your jersey. That’s something we have to learn and get used to,” said Reyes, who finally won over the Iranians after losing to the same team then bannered by Hamed Hahhadi and coached by Rajko Toroman, 75-69, in the first round of the 2007 Fiba-Asia Men’s Championship in Tokushima, Japan.

Held to just three in the first half, Samad Bahrami exploded for 23 points in the last two quarters, including six in a row as Iran made it a 76-75 game.

“Iran is a tough team. They never die, very physical, and warriors. But we showed the heart of our team and how far we can go,” said Douthit.

For the second straight game, PBA commissioner Chito Salud watched and supported the Nationals from the gallery section, joined by chairman Robert Non, vice-chairman Mon Segismundo, Talk `N Text Board member Patrick Gregorio, and PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial.

one of Azkal Players joins the 1st Division of German Bundesliga


Philippine national men’s football team member Stephan Schrock will be playing at the top echelon of German football after signing a three-year deal with Bundesliga first division squad TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, according to a report on the league’s official website.

The 25-year-old Azkals member had spent the past eight seasons as a member of the first team of SpVgg Greuther Fuerth, which currently sits atop the standings in the second division of the Bundesliga. Last month, Schrock helped the club make a Cinderella run to the semifinals of the DFB Pokal, Germany’s top Cup competition.

Ironically, Fuerth defeated Hoffenheim in the quarterfinals of that tournament.

Schrock missed Fuerth’s semifinal match against defending Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund due to injury.

“I’m very much looking forward to the challenge at 1899, who have made a name for themselves on their way to becoming an established side in the Bundesliga. I can take the next step in my career here,” Schrock told the Bundesliga site.

“Stephan Schrock was a prime transfer target of mine. He has all the qualities that a modern day defender needs to have. In signing him we have gained the necessary substance and will have more alternatives in our defensive department for the future,” said Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel.

While Schrock is deployed as a defender in the Bundesliga, he played the midfield for the Azkals in three matches last year.

At the inside of Bucana


Its a big community at the unknown person you have meet every you go outside in my house.Every person in our community are came from to the other places out of Davao city live and borned before in their own land.One thirds of that in population are originally lived and born since in their ancestral family before also me I originate live in this community since to my Grandfather born here.In Bucana, like the color of a rainbow.Sometimes war, sometimes happy,sometimes complicated.But I’m proud that I live whenever if    it is a squatter area or populated place at least I’m comforting here.Every people one place one feeling understand in thier situation.But four Brgy. Captain he did not take in their situation.then, he did not take our solving of the canal bridge.when the rain comes we suffered in floody. Because of Clogged canal.many plastic as floating in canals and high levels of canal water.I do not know just anywhere I go, like abandoning this area because not even fixed the way the  gravel road the bending band at  Nograles Ave.when every pure flood rains without boundaries in solving the problem of residents satisfied dito.subalit On what he did to our community like this: Designed nyang coast to become Coastal Park seawall and Mini Zoo.Pag you bathe, On another cottage that may use shelter and use for the family picnic.Even ugly he made in his place, but segued her for us really show the beauty in our area even though this only situation I can say “it’s more fun in Bucana” seepage those who emigrate and live here really receptive the status here in our area,

‘Basic Pacman’ ready to rumble in London


LONDON — They call him Pacquiao or Little Pacman by fellow Olympians and countrymen alike while deep in training  in Cardiff, Wales.

When Mark Anthony Barriga and his coach, Roel Velasco, left  that  little city for London , his countrymen wished him the best of luck and  prayed he’d  do a Manny Pacquiao while inside the ring as he competes in the 30th Olympic Games starting July 31.

“Pacquiao o Little Pacman  ang tawag sa akin,’’ said Barriga, dwarfed by towering foreign players going in and heading out of the huge dining hall where he took a breakfast in the company of Velasco and amateur boxing official Ed Picson on Wednesday after a workout.

Velasco and Picson said the light flyweight won the hearts of  Cardiff-based Filipinos and the respect of  fellow boxers in the course of his 19-day training in Wales because of his style, exuberance and dedication to training.

“Siya yung pinapanood ng mga fans and other boxers,’’ said Picson while noting the many lessons gained from the experience of sparring with fellow light-fly bets from Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras.

“It’s a good experience. I can say he’s  ready for this Olympics,’’ said Picson of the Panabo City, Davao del  Norte native.

Still a bachelor at 19, Barriga  made it to the Olympics not on merit but only because the boxer who beat him in the quarterfinal during the world championship qualifier went on to win the gold medal. That guy was defending Olympic titlist Zhou Zhiming, who outpointed him, 12-5, in their quarterfinal match.

Since checking into the Athletes Village on Tuesday morning, weight was never a concern for Barriga, one of only two athletes in the 11-member PH squad given a fighting chance of ending the country’s medal drought that started in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

“Walang problema sa timbang. Under weight nga kung minsan,” said Velasco, the  last Filipino to make a podium finish after settling for the bronze medal in the light-fly division in the 1992 Barcelona Games.

In his first full day at the Village, Barriga worked out for a little more than an hour in the morning, shadow boxing, doing abdominal exercises, sprinting, sharpening his reflexes and hitting the punchmitts which all went well.

“Maganda naman ang training niya kanina. Ganadong mag-praktis,” said Velasco, who joined the national coaching staff a few years after retiring from active competition.

Then he blurted out the words which brought a smile on the face of PH team chief of mission Manny Lopez.

“Malaki ang pagasa ni Mark, sir,’’ Velasco told Lopez, his boss at the amateur boxing body when he was at the height of his career like his younger brother, Atlanta silver medalist Mansueto Velasco.

As he was about to leave the hall, Barriga saw South Korean Jong Hun shin,  the No. 1 light-fly in the world, who was seating at the far end of the long table. He told Lopez of who Jong is, saying he’s now the No. 1 in the world based on the latest rankings, dislodging Zhiming.

After giving Barriga good luck wishes, Lopez told the boxer not to mind the rankings, telling him that he’ll be fine if he works well and follows the battle plan come fight time. Barriga is ranked 43rd.

“Huwag kang matakot sa rankings. Basta pagbutihin mo sa ring at malayo ang mararating mo,” Lopez said, before touching Barriga’s Mohawk-styled hair like a dear son.


Top US bet is half-Pinay

THERE is a compelling reason for Davao, and the whole country for that matter, to root for this young American athlete in London.

Lee Bacani Orpilla Kiefer is the United States’ top female foil fencer and its best bet for gold in the 2012 Olympics in London. Most significantly, she is half-Filipino or, to be more specific, a certified Dabawenya, her mother Teresa Ann Orpilla being a native of Tagum City in Davao.

Kiefer, who has just turned 18, is the reigning American women’s foil champion and is currently ranked no. 7 in the world. She is in the final stages of her buildup in London and she will begin her quest for the gold medal in the women’s foil event on Saturday (July 28).

Dr. Janice Bacani-Carandang, Lee’s aunt, told  in an exclusive interview that Teresa, her first cousin, migrated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1973. Teresa is now a psychiatrist practicing in Lexington, Kentucky and is married to Steven Modlin Kiefer, a neurosurgeon from Cincinnati who is also practicing in Lexington.

Teresa, who studied at St. Mary’s College in Tagum, is the younger of two kids of Dr. Teresita Bacani-Oropilla, a US-trained pediatrician who practiced in Tagum in the 1960s up to 1973, when she trained and practiced as a psychiatrist in Louisville, Kentucky until her retirement. She was also a professor at the University of Louisville.

When Lee was formally announced as a member of the US Olympic delegation last April, Carandang said the fencing phenom asked her family in the Philippines to root for her and pray for her triumph in London.

“Being an Olympian is already a big accomplishment, and bringing home a medal would already be a bonus. We just want Lee to do her best and we want her to know that we are very proud of her,” Carandang said.

“She is definitely an improvement of the race, and I in particular am very proud that we share the same gene pool. Her family in the Philippines is very proud of her and we want the world and the Filipinos in particular to get to know this amazing girl.”

Lee is the middle child in a brood of three. She is sandwiched by elder sister Alexandra (second year college at Harvard) and brother Axel (high school student).

The Kiefers learned the sport from their father Steve who is team captain of Duke’s fencing team in the mid-eighties. Their dining room served as their first training area. Lee did not like fencing at first because she found the bag too heavy, but she has since fallen in love with the sport, relatives said.

Lee has risen swiftly in the world rankings. She is now ranked seventh in the world in foil, and has won 14 gold medals at various events, including the top spot at the 2010 Cadet World Championships. She was also a member of the US team that won gold at the 2009 Junior World Championships.

The first and only time Lee was in the country was in 2004 when she was 10. She stayed with her family in a Davao hotel but spent nights in her grandfather’s house in El Rio Vista and travelled to her mother’s hometown in Tagum.

“When she was in Davao, Lee would just go with the flow, never demanding too much attention. And while they were billeted in a hotel for most of their stay, Lee loved to sleep over in her Lola’s house, on the floor with her siblings,” Carandang recalled.

Carandang recalled Lee as a talkative and cheerful as a child. “She was a sweet child who was very affectionate to her family, even to relatives she would meet for the first time.”

She said Lee does not speak Filipino but she understands some words because they had a constant stream of Filipino visitors in the US. She calls her cousins ate or kuya and loves to eat adobotocino and rice. “When she was young, she even eats with her bare hands—very Filipino.”

Her aunt recalled that she once tried to teach Lee the popular song Bahay Kubo while on a camping trip when she was six years old, but she laughed and gave up after a while because there were too many new strange words to memorize.

Her family in Davao hopes Lee will have the chance to return to the country again when her Olympic stint is over, hopefully with a medal around her neck. But for now, the teenager is hoping for the best in London but believes her best shot at gold will come in 2016.