UNTV receives Gandingan Award

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UNTV and UNTV Radio La Verdad received another award from Gandingan 2013 Isko’t Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards ng University of the Philippines (UP) Community Broadcasting Society ng Los Baños, Laguna.

Through voting, the Gandingan chooses their winners on each category.  It is said that the Gandingan Awards is the first award-giving body in the field of broadcasting in the entire UP System. Wherein it challenges broadcast practitioners to improve their programs to contribute to the country’s development. Since 2007, various broadcasters and other media personalities have graced the awarding ceremony.

It is said that this award-giving body were inspired by Gandingan, a series of gong-like instruments used by teenagers in Maguindanao as a form of communication. Gandingan is hosted by the UP Community Broadcasters Society of the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

For the second time, the Bread ‘N Butter program of UNTV was awarded as the “Best Livelihood-Oriented Program” Gandingan ng Kabuhayan Award.  This program were inspiring and encouraging their audience to become creative and productive individuals also this program were supporting events that promote nation-building causes.

On the other hand, for the first time of joining the contest UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350 receives the award “Most Development-Oriented Radio Plug.” For their public service plug “bloodletting”.

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International Thanksgiving of Church of God

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The Church if God International celebrated their 3rd Quarter International Thanksgiving last Sept. 27- 29, 2013 around the globe. It’s a three days celebration as their custom in return for God’s blessings, guidance and good health bestow upon them. As one of their scholars I joined them in this great celebration. It’s one way for me to thank God for the blessings I had received from Him.

I am not one of their members because I belong to other church. But one thing that I am very much thankful  it’s not affecting our relationships with each other. I feel like I do belong  to their group. And I choose to celebrate at La Verdad Christian College, Caloocan instead of going to Apalit. In my mind I am still planning to go home after the last topic for the day unlike if I am in Apalit it is quite far from home and also I like to help the administrators.

During the first day of the celebration, I enjoyed the topic that Bro.Eli and Bro. Daniel had discussed. There were lots of people who also joined us to celebrate at LVCC especially the elderly people, pregnant women, and those brethren who have kids. The service for children was different with the adults, and they call it KNC short for Kawan Ng Cordero. We are only few La Verdarians who stayed there, and because of that we help in maintaining the cleanliness of the venue and we are assisting the elderly. After lunch during the first day, we help at the kitchen in wrapping the lumpia, peeling vegetables and spices we also help to chop it. That was a nice experience.

And on the second day we did the same thing. And it is more exciting, we sell the Ginataang Halo-halo to the brethren. And they like it, they keep asking for more. Aside from helping in the kitchen to wrap the vegetable lumpia, I also help the cooking it.

On the third and final day of the thanksgiving, same routine happened. And we always get free food because of helping in the kitchen. Even I help them I feel that I am their visitor, as what Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel was always saying that they must attend  the needs of their visitors especially food.

This was the best thanksgiving ever in my entire stay here at La Verdad. The venue was air-conditioned so I my skin asthma didn’t attack. And I didn’t get sick. I remember my last thanksgivings in Apalit I got cold or cough or worst fever. It is maybe because it is so hot during the day and it is raining in the afternoon. One more thing that I consider, there are lots of people from different places gathered there to celebrate. But in Caloocan our only problem was when it’s raining ,it has a water falls inside the building. We help the brethren in drying their sleeping place. Aside from thanksgiving I feel that I am blessed because I have take part in this celebration in my simple ways.

Street Photography (photo walk)

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I really love my photography class even though I don’t have a DSLR camera; we still have the opportunity to learn more about different aspects in photography. And we have the most patient and dedicated instructor, Direct Dominic Meily known as a street photographer and artist. We also have teachers that expert in the field of photojournalism who shared their knowledge on the field like Mr. Francis Malasig a photojournalist from European Press Association and lot more. I have learned the landscape photography, still photography, portrait photography; street photography and I learned the differences among them. Our teacher also taught us the types of lenses, cameras, types of shots and angles and everything that is related to photography. All this things were just a preparation for our long waited photo walk as one of the requirements to finish the course.

At first I thought I can’t join my class on our photo walk at Intramuros. I’ve never been in that place before. I don’t even know how to get there. But on the date of this event I still managed to join them.

I took the opportunity to roam around the place and took many pictures but again we must look for the photo elements on each picture. I used my mobile phone while waiting for my turn to use the Photoville member’s camera that was assigned to us. I’ve enjoy that event even if its rain and shine.

I am very much thankful that we have this kind of activity that we can apply what we have learned in the classroom.

photo walkIt was taken while we are waiting for the other students

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The Girl has a Dream

By: Jenelyn Rombaon

In a mountainside of the province of Camarines Sur, there is a town. In the town, there is a village called Mansalaya. In that village there is a nipa hut, under that nipa hut there is a girl. And that girl has a dream.

She dreamt of going far-away place to search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Her father was a farmer and her mother was a plain housewife, the girl had to fend for herself. In her mind, there must be a way out of the endless cycle of poverty and indigence. And she knew that only education could lift her family from their hardscrabble existence.

So, she studied hard. She had to walk half kilometer everyday with only slipper on her foot and male polo shirt and skirt as her uniform which was left over of her cousins in Manila. Her parents can’t afford to buy uniform for her. At night, only the dim light of a kerosene lamp would help her when she studied her lessons and doing her assignments.

At times, she had to go to school without breakfast, because there was no food left at the table. Sometimes she brings root crops or boiled banana at school and exchange it with her classmates for a piece of papers. Most often she was experiencing mockery from her schoolmates because she was wearing male polo shirt always and she was selling at school.

She had to endure all these because she had a dream. And she graduated salutatorian in the elementary grade.

In high school, it was the same ordeal. There were days that the girl could not attend her school because she has to take care for her younger sisters when her mother accompanied her father to the farm. Being the eldest, she knows that she had to look after her siblings so her parents can bring back money for her contributions at school.

But she had a dream and she drudge on and graduated salutatorian.

After high school, her parents told her that maybe having a high school diploma was enough, because they can’t afford to send her to college. And she has to work on her own if she wants to pursue her studies. She helps her father in tending their cow and carabao. Also in doing field work like plowing, planting, weeding ect.

The girl realizes that the field work was not for her. Their harvest was just enough for their food. She told her parents that she wants to try her luck in the big city. In the summer of 2006, she arrived in the big city, start of a long, difficult and oftentimes painful struggle for recognition and a better life.

She found a job in a financing company, at Scout Albano Street in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, at first as a loan agent then promoted as a marketing supervisor. Because of her work dedication, her team always meets their quota. The company recognized her talent in dealing with people and enrolls her in a personality development programs and they assigned private tutors for her. She became the assistant branch manager and later on she became the branch manager.

She was earning enough and forgot to pursue her dream to have a college degree. In her mind, she does not need a degree to earn money. But the competition went high and more financial institutions rises, the company went in a bad shape and some branches closed by the management including the branch she was handling.

She tried to look for a job in other companies but always failed, because the main requirement is to have at least two years in college.

February 2011, more tragic event happened. The house she was staying with was eaten by fire, all of her investments gone. She saves only her important documents, nothing more.  That was the time she realized, nothing in this world was permanent and only education was the treasure that cannot be steal away or even burn by fire. And she regretted the time she wasted.

But there is a rainbow always after the rain.

Now, she was in her second year, taking up mass communication technology. And enjoying the full scholarship grant offered only by La Verdad Christian College.

In a mountainside of the province of Camarines Sur, there is a town. In the town, there is a village called Mansalaya. In that village there is a nipa hut, under that nipa hut there is a girl. And that girl has a dream.

Inspired By Hardship

Inspired by Hardship

Sir Henry

Sir Henry Yap also known as Henry Kobayashi in the martial arts world was one of the top ten Filipino martial arts hall of fame awardees. This prestigious award was given by the first International-Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame last April 21, 2012. And this year he was one of the top 100 Filipino martial artists.

He discovers his passion when he was ousted from their house because of his stepmother, he found himself living in the gym. The owner of the gym, Master Napoleon “Nap” Fernandez told the young males in his care that they must learn how to do the martial arts. Master Nap teaches them how to play yaw-yan, the Filipino form of martial arts. The traditional yaw-yan was the art for striking, buno was the Filipino style for wrestling; dumog on the other hand was the Filipino style for grappling. Sir Henry Kobayashi combines these three forms into one art called the Hybrid Yaw-Yan.

Because of his dedication and passion to share the arts that he learned, last 2007 he establish the Hybrid Yaw-Yan Mixed Martial Arts Training Center. It is the first professional mixed martial art gym in the Philippines accredited by the Games and Amusement Board. This agency was  one that releasing licenses to the players like Pacquiao, Donaire and a lot more. If there is another gym that will going to apply for MMA license the board will base their standards at Hybrid Yaw-Yan Mixed Martial Art Training Center.

Sir Kobayashi was behind the success of many professional players in mixed martial arts. He trained those players to be champions. He  formulated a counter attack for every form of martial arts in the arena. According to him “you cannot overcome your opponent if you know only one form of art”. That’s why he studied all the forms of martial arts from standing to grappling and combines it.

After all the hardship and struggles in life, he overcomes it with faith and prayers to God. Even though his former colleague left him for better offer in the foreign arts, he was still determined to teach the Filipino form of martial art and continue the goal of Yaw-Yan. And because of that, Hybrid Yaw-Yan does not only join the local competitions but also the arena abroad.

Nicholas Mann a Hybrid Yaw-Yan player was the current middle weight champion at the International Kickboxing Federation in Australia. Also the fastest knock out holder at the Amateur MMA event was a player of Hybrid Yaw-Yan. Earl “the Beast” Uy was still undefeated with the 6 seconds knock out. Carl ‘the Virus” Sabeñiano has the most technical grappler award at the first Rollapalooza grappling championship held at Ateneo de Manila last October 2008. On June of 2007 he was the URCC (University Reality Combat Challenge) light weight champion. And last March 2009 he was the light weight champion of the World Oriental Sports.

Vicente Pajaro was the Former heavy weight champion of the URCC and he was also the representative of Hybrid Yaw-Yan for the professional mixed martial arts event in Hong Kong. He was the co-main event fighter and it was a legend fighting championship. Joseph Obligacion and Jonas Paguirigan was the gold medalist at the first free style wrestling championship last April 2007 at Parañaque City. All of them was under Sir Henry Kobayashi’s supervision and trained them hardtop excel in the arena.

After all the fame he has got in the MMA world, Sir Henry was still down to earth and his advice to those aspiring to be a martial artist “they must remain humble and if they learned a new form of art just add it with the old knowledge. Don’t try to change the art just develop it to a better one”. He added “don’t look at the person, look on the art that you want to study”.

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Samsung Corby Pro -5310

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This is my mobile phone before, but unfortunately it turned to ash last year. I still want to have a phone like this even though a lot of smart phone has become popular. With this phone you can choose if you like to use the touch screen or the QWERTY keypad for your convenient. And for the job I have it will require a fast text messaging to answers the client’s inquiry.  It also has good camera pixel

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this one sample of the camera shot from Samsung Corby pro B5310.

This is the full specification of Samsung Corby Pro B-5310:

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2009, September
Status Available. Released 2009, November
BODY Dimensions 105 x 56.8 x 15.7 mm (4.13 x 2.24 x 0.62 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 16 GB
Phonebook 1000 contacts, Photo call
Call records Yes
Internal 150 MB
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, video, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, smile detection
Video Yes, QVGA@15fps
Secondary Yes
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0 / xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Colors Black
– Fashion Jackets (changeable battery covers)
– DivX/MP3/AAC/WMA player
– Organizer
– Office document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 960 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 560 h
Talk time Up to 8 h
MISC SAR US 0.42 W/kg (head) 0.60 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.63 W/kg (head)
Price group
TESTS Loudspeaker Voice 75dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -85.4dB / Crosstalk -81.6dB
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One more thing I like it has a mobile tracker so if the phone was stolen it will automatically send you the information of person who used it. At the time new SIM card was inserted in it. Even many time it falls down it is still function well. Unlike many phone now that it will black out and will not function as the same.

 

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Songwriters: Hall, John Mark; Casting Crowns;

 

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth

Would care to know my name

Would care to feel my hurt?

Who am I, that the bright and morning star

Would choose to light the way

For my ever wondering heart?

 

Not because of who I am

But because of what You’ve done

Not because of what I’ve done

But because of who You are

 

I am a flower quickly fading

Here today and gone tomorrow

A wave tossed in the ocean

A vapor in the wind

Still You hear me when I’m calling

Lord You catch me when I’m falling

And You told me who I am

I am Yours, I am Yours

 

Who am I, that the eyes that see our sin

Would look on me with love

And watch me rise again?

Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea

Would call out through the rain

And calm the storm in me?

 

Not because of who I am

But because what of You’ve done

Not because of what I’ve done

But because of who You are

 

I am a flower quickly fading

Here today and gone tomorrow

A wave tossed in the ocean

A vapor in the wind

Still You hear me when I’m calling

Lord You catch me when I’m falling

And You told me who I am

I am Yours

 

Not because of who I am

But because of what You’ve done

Not because of what I’ve done

But because of who You are

 

I am a flower quickly fading

Here today and gone tomorrow

A wave tossed in the ocean

A vapor in the wind

Still You hear me when I’m calling

Lord You catch me when I’m falling

You told me who I am

I am Yours, I am Yours, I am Yours

 

Whom shall I fear?

Whom shall I fear?

‘Cause I am Yours, I am Yours

 

This is one of my favorite songs it’s very inspiring. I]t tells me that no matter what happens, God was still there waiting for me to ask for His help. Even when I keep on doing bad things, He still calls me as his child. I love not just the content of the song but also the melody, sometimes when I am alone and I play this song it really makes me cry and thinks about the wrong things I’ve done in the past. I know that every time I did something wrong God will feel sad. And it’s just me I am not a perfect person. But with His help I can do things better.