Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Position Paper Against Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. Cell Site

Note:  This position paper to stop the cell site installation in Amityville Subdivision was submitted this morning at 9:45a.m. to the office of councilor Arman Leo H. Angeles, chairman of Committee on Public Utilities.

Complainant respectfully submits this position paper to support its stand to stop the construction of the cell site at Mt. Samat St., Amityville Subd., Bgy. San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal.

It is rather surprising that the alleged president of Amityville Homeowners Association, Mr. Edilberto “Butch” Braganza, stands with Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. cell site instead of the homeowners of Amityville for which he was elected for.

He submitted an alleged survey conducted by the officers of Amityville Homeowners Association (AHA) to support Mr. Braganza’s stand in favor of Dominer Pointe Inc./BellTel Phils’ cell site. This survey, which is undated, does not contain the addresses of those who signed the alleged survey which could have been intended to blindfold the mayor and the councilors to recheck whether the signatures were true or not. This was conducted only after we have filed the complaint on 22 December 2015 with the Office of the Mayor and the survey was submitted only on 19 January 2016 during our council hearing presided by councilor Armand Leo H. Angeles, chairman of the Committee on Public Utilities. Further, the signatures affixed to the survey were construction workers of the cell site and informal settlers but not homeowners. There is a clear misrepresentation of the president of Amityville Homeowners Association to mislead the council for reasons known to him only. Only homeowners who are officers of Amityville Homeowners Association signed the alleged survey (Annex A). This is a clear indication that the AHA does not have the support of the homeowners and in fact, the homeowners had been calling for reelection of officers to get rid of the present setup. The mayor’s office lawyer, Atty. De Guzman, claimed that their office received all the documents needed for the construction of the cell site and that is the reason why the same was approved. Atty. De Guzman, however, did not have any document to present and he was only reciting on memory. It does not follow, however, that the attorney argued that if we remove the cell site then all other cell sites will be removed. The presence of the other cell sites came to exist because there was no complaint from the residents.

The president of AHA, Mr. Braganza, also claimed that a general meeting of members of AHA was conducted but in truth there was no such general meeting. Not one of the legitimate homeowners attended such general meeting. There was no proof whatsoever that a general meeting was conducted. In fact, the homeowners had been asking Mr. Braganza to call for a general meeting to resolve the problem concerning the cell site but he refused and claimed that the general meeting will only be called on July 2016, that is five months from now.

An alleged Board Resolution dated 14 December 2014 submitted by Mr. Braganza, president of AHA, during the 19 January 2016 council hearing was only signed by eight members (Annex B). One of the officers of AHA, Ms. Jackie Capuchino, 2nd Vice President, informed the homeowners that she did not know about the alleged board resolution but her name was printed therein but was not asked to sign the said resolution.

On the part of Dir. Agnette Peralta of the Department of Health (DOH), when she conducted a briefing she stated that while there is no radioactive effect in the construction of the cell site there is however radiation correctly called as radio frequency radiation. But she only discussed about the radiation effect on the short term. DOH has yet to make studies on long term impacts of cell site towers so therefore, our health concerns are still valid.

Despite the cease and desist order issued by the building official and approved by the mayor on 25 January 2016, Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. ordered the delivery of materials for the cellular tower on the early morning of 4 February 2016 with the intention of disregarding the cease and desist order which I successfully stopped at around 1 o’ clock in the morning (Annex C) but on the same day at around 12 noon, when I was in the office at the Commission on Human Rights, returned to the site with the same load and left the same at the construction ground (Annex D). Further, on 5 February 2016, I conducted investigation on the personality of Dominer Pointe Inc., the contractor of BellTel Phils. cell site, and I found out that the telephone numbers 633-9757 to 58 which they specified in their building permit was not theirs but to a law firm at Discovery Suites. And the office address written in their building permit which is Unit 402, Prestige Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City is unoccupied, vacant, and padlocked (Annex E). And when I inquired from the adjacent office I was informed that the previous tenant of the unoccupied unit was also a law firm. This only shows that Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. is bent on misleading the engineering office of the Municipality of Rodriguez, Rizal.

In summary, Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. cell site does not have environmental compliance certificate (ECC), clearance from National Telecommunications Commission, approved building permit, approval of the bonafide homeowners, and others. And despite the absence of the ECC, the building permit, and other pertinent documents, Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. started the excavation on November 2015 (Annex F). For this reason, we pray that the cell site should be stopped and removed from the area where they are now for the general protection of the residents.

JEZZAMINE E. ANDAQUIG
Attorney-in-Fact for the petitioners and
Mr. Edilberto T. Andaquig of
Amityville Subdivision

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The Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. cell site in Amityville Subdivision is under Notice of Suspension with Cease and Desist Order from the mayor after we complained.

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Why “moving on” is not always the best advice

Today, we Filipinos are celebrating the 30th anniversary of People Power Revolution for overthrowing the 21-year dictatorial rule of President Ferdinand Marcos on 25 February 1986.  I was 7 years old then. I didn’t fully understand all that was happening. I recall we were just watching TV at home and what was shown was the rally and I just remembered that people were happy when the Marcoses left.

Five presidents later, and I am now 37 years old, there are things in our country that I can’t help but feel sad and angry about:  Excessive corruption. Excessive laws that aren’t implemented or if not, outdated already.  The lack of rage of Filipinos when it comes to abuses and neglect by our supposed leaders not just from our government but in every sector.  Our rotten public hospitals and schools.  Our slow justice system. Our lack of job opportunities forcing other Filipinos to leave their wives/husbands/children just to work abroad and earn a penny of an income. Our terrible traffic system.  The proliferation of informal settlers.  The lack of transparency in governance.

From the national government, to the local government, to the barangay, so many unpleasant things and modus operandi of corruption are happening.  To say that corruption is common not just in the Philippines but also in other countries just doesn’t make it any easier.  Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s right.  Just because it’s common doesn’t mean we should accept our fate and not do anything.

On 9 May 2016, we will be voting for our new president.  Because of social media, everyone is debating which candidate is better, everyone is promoting their presidential bet in an outright or subtle way, and everyone is making a commentary about other issues particularly about LGBT rights.  It is never ending.

So amid all these hullabaloo, I am posting here an article by Mr. Dan Lichauco on the time when he taught to groups of students to orient them about Martial Law and why February 25 is an important date in Philippine history.

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I was asked to give a talk about Martial Law to grade 5-10 students from the Bannister Academy. I asked them the following:

  1. What if you were jailed for posting comments on Facebook / Twitter / IG that was against the government?
    2. What if you could not leave your house after midnight?
    3. What if you stuck your finger in an outlet and could not pull out your fingers and had to suffer the electricity.?
    4. What if you were in the plane on your way to take your lolo to a hospital in the US and you were asked by soldiers to disembark for no reason but you were enemies of Marcos?
    5. What if you were in the theatre or concert to watch a show and had to wait 2 hrs because Imelda had not arrived?
    6. What if you had to ask your strict parents permission before you did anything, including ask for toothpaste to brush your teeth and ask permission to get a drink of water, ask for toilet paper?
    7. What if you were the child of a farmer and you saw your parents get killed because they would not sell their land to Enrile and other Marcos Cronies?

What I think made the most impact was when I asked the 16 year olds to stand. Asked everyone to pinch their neighbor with their fingernails as hard as they could until it was too painful.

Then I asked them to picture the pain 100 x and x 10. This is what happened to the 14 year old son of Primitivo Mijares, Boyet, whose fingernails were pulled out with pliers and stabbed over 30 times because his father wrote a book called The Conjugal Dictatorship that was against the Marcoses. That his son may have been killed and tortured in front of his dad before the father was killed. Picture your 14 year old schoolmates or your brothers or sisters tortured and killed in front of you.

Then I said that was martial law and we celebrate EDSA because we ended a cruel, abusive and unjust period in our history. That we as a democracy are a work in progress and we are still fixing the ills of Martial Law up to today. But…. There is progress and we should not “move on” but always remember. 

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Public hearing post-report (and deep sentiments)

Retired public servant Mrs. Concepcion Sulla, retired DENR employee Mr. Romeo De Ocampo, Atty. Conrado Boro (retired) and his wife, retired UP employee Anita Boro, retired UP employee Mr. Fernando Camba, Mr. Roy Marquez, ex-military Mr. Rimando, Atty. Celestino Alcantara (retired) and his wife Delza Alcantara, retired UP employee Edilberto Andaquig and his children: JP Andaquig and yours truly, Jezzamine Andaquig. We were the ones who attended the public hearing today, 23 February 2016, on our complaint against the Dominer Pointe Inc./BellTel Phils. cell site. However, Mr. Jess Santiago dropped by just to say this one thing to me:  “Tell them the cell site is near the school.  Sorry I cannot attend.” Then he quickly left.  Others could not come because of other commitments.

On the other side: Dominer Pointe Inc.’s Robert Bondad Jr., BACDDC’s Nathaniel Cadiao, and another guy. Also, officials of Amityville Homeowners Association represented by Edilberto “Butch” Braganza, president; Louie Rosario, director; Nick Braganza, director; and Jonathan Agravante, informal settler.

Members of the panel: Councilor Arman Leo Angeles, Coun. Mario Roderick Lazarte, and Atty. De Guzman (legal counsel). Coun. Rommel Ayuson’s name was on the table but he did not join us in the hearing. But before the hearing I saw Coun. Ayuson going inside the Vice Mayor’s office just beside the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall. We were eyeball to eyeball. He was the first to look away. (He doesn’t know me, by the way.)

Guests: Ms. Agnette Peralta, Director at the Bureau of Health Devices and Technology, Department of Health (she was accompanied by four student physicists). And a representative from the Provincial Government of Rizal (Assessor’s Office).

The session began with a prayer. Then introduction of participants. After a brief remarks from Coun. Angeles, he asked what was it again that we’re complaining about with regard to the cell site (this was his same question during the first hearing). He called my name to be the first to speak.

Standing up, I said I wanted to ask the Dominer Pointe Inc. representative Mr. Bondad what was his designation since he’s only introducing himself as representative. Coun. Angeles stopped me and said that he’s asking for my statement and it’s not time to ask questions. Keeping my emotions in check, I uttered only one line: Alisin nyo yung cell site sa tabi ng bahay namin. Something like that. Then I sat down. Coun. Angeles asked me to elaborate. I stood up again, Alisin nyo yung cell site dahil wala itong consent from us. Walang ginawang General Assembly ang officers and directors ng Amityville Homeowners Association, hindi nila sinabi kung ano itong cell site, magkano ang renta, at hindi kami tinanong kung pabor kami dito lalo na kami na malapit sa cell site, Andaquig family at Camba family. Dahil kung alam lang namin na may itatayong cell site hindi kami papayag dito. I remember myself saying. Then I sat down.

It was Atty. Alcantara’s (retired) turn. He’s wondering why a cell site was allowed in our subdivision without an environmental compliance certificate. Mr. De Ocampo was also asking the same thing. They spoke with a lot of questions, doubting the integrity of the proposed cell site.

Atty. De Guzman from the panel answered us back. He said the officials of Amityville Homeowners Association (AHA) conducted a survey with the homeowners and residents. That they complied with all the requirements yada, yada, yada. I was seething. I spoke to ms. Delza who was beside me. They’re just saying they have complete documents so where are the documents, I said to her in a whisper. I wanted to speak, so I raised my hand. Coun. Angeles was ignoring me. I was raising my hand to counter-rebuttal Atty. De Guzman’s claim that the officials of AHA surveyed the residents. I wanted to express that those residents who signed are majority informal settlers and construction workers of the cell site. But Coun. Angeles was ignoring me. He paid attention to Coun. Lazarte who gestured at him. Coun. Lazarte suggested that our petition letter on our complaint against the cell site be read for the convenience of our guest from DOH and of everyone. So Coun. Angeles asked his secretary to read it at the front. While she was reading it, I was kind of disappointed. She was having difficulty pronouncing the English words and sounded monotonous. I should have written it in Tagalog. And I should have edited it well.

Coun. Angeles said he’s confused with our complaint. He couldn’t see what was the issue. We answered in chorus. I shouted, “Right to health.” Then Mrs. Sulla stood up. That the cell site will affect children, especially those students of a school that’s also beside the cell site. And its effect will not be immediate but gradual. It would take time for diseases to foster.

I raised my hand again. Some of us were raising our hand. Coun. Angeles chose to divert the attention to Dir. Agnette Peralta of DOH to speak. Dir. Peralta stood up and asked if she could use a microphone. She began by thanking the council for inviting her and in a sort of a knee-jerk reaction, I stood up then blurted out: Dir. Peralta, ako po nag-invite sa inyo. Hindi sila. Dir. Peralta diplomatically thanked me for the correction and for inviting her to the public hearing. Then came the unexpected, she lectured for a long 30 minutes where 90% of which I didn’t understand because she was speaking in technical terms. But she corrected that one I mentioned in my letter describing the cell site as “radioactive.” She said it was a wrong term. She said cell site is not radioactive. Then I heard Nick Braganza, one of our opponents/an AHA director who looked like an informal settler, laughing.

Atty. Boro looked at me and whispered (who’s sitting at the second row seats, I was at the third row seats), Ano ito lecture? Magtanong ka na. I raised my hand. Dir. Peralta allowed me. I asked what’s the minimum safe distance between a cell site and a residence. Oh my God, she was answering in a lengthy, technical terms. Basta what I vividly remember, the radiofrequency radiation (the proper term) of the cell site will only affect people if you touch the antenna or something. I raised my hand again. I said no government study has been conducted ever about the dangers of cell site radiation. But I did research and that there are articles saying that this radiation from cell sites causes cancer but will only appear gradually. Dir. Peralta refuted my statement and said that there have been a lot of studies already but even a single document of those studies she (Dir. Peralta) did not bring. She spoke in great length again, I was no longer listening. But I did pick up one that I did understand. She said you only get cancer if you eat a lot of tocino and other unhealthy food. I was raising my hand.  Atty. Alcantara was raising his hand, too. I feel like we’re on the losing end because Dir. Peralta was speaking in favor to our opponents: Dominer Pointe Inc., BACDDC, officials of AHA, even the two councilors and Atty. De Guzman. Oh dear.  That’s why after Dir. Peralta’s long speech, I heard Coun. Angeles say, “That’s it everyone.  You heard that.  We’re not the ones who invited DOH here.”  Something like that, as if to imply that me inviting them even helped them, not us, prove their argument that the cell site is okay in a residential area.

I cannot remember the sequence but I do remember my brother standing up expressing that just in case the issue on health will be removed as one of our grounds against the cell site because of what Dir. Peralta had explained with great conviction and in great length almost like a litany, there is still that issue on consent. He said there is still that question on the validity of the survey conducted by Mr. Braganza et al. Atty. Alcantara then complained to the panel about not giving us the space during Dir. Agnette’s “lecture” to question her.  It was almost like no interruption.  When Atty. Alcantara asked something and Dir. Peralta was about to answer with a laugh, Atty. Alcantara got pissed off.  He scolded her and asked her why she’s laughing. Atty. De Guzman (from the panel side) was also saying something when Atty. Alcantara lashed out: Anong ginagawa mo dyan? Anong role mo dito? Coun. Angeles was the one who answered him he said he is the municipal’s legal counsel. Umalis ka dyan. Di ka dapat dyan nakaupo kundi dito sa mga upuan sa harap (the warring parties/audience seats). I was raising my hand, calling Coun. Angeles attention because he was ignoring me when next thing I know I heard cuss words being exchanged between Atty. De Guzman (from the panel) and Atty. Alcantara. Coun. Angeles was banging the gavel on the table to stop the commotion. It was almost like the two attorneys would get into fistfight that Mr. Arnel Bautista intervened already. Coun. Angeles was repetitively banging his gavel demanding from us to submit a position paper instead. I was calling him, raising my hand, I wanted to share something, he was still banging the gavel loudly then after giving instruction on the position paper that we will submit he and the rest walked out. There was still a commotion. The sentiments that my fellow residents spoke fell on the staff who got no authority.

After the hearing, I approached Dir. Peralta who was in the Vice Mayor’s office, at the staff area. We talked. I shared with her that the Supreme Court already has an order that a cell site in a residential area is not safe. The residents won and it was against Smart Communication. She was shaking her head as if to connote that what I was saying was invalid. Again, she talked lengthily a sign of a person who gained higher studies from abroad that most of it I did not understand. So I asked, May cell site po ba sa tabi ng bahay nyo? She said her uncle’s house is near a cell site. Then she talked in litany again. Again I asked, Pero may cell site po sa tabi ng bahay nyo kayo po sa personal life nyo, may cell site din po ba sa tabi ng bahay nyo? She said no. I replied, “So hindi nyo po kami maiintindihan, yung sitwasyon namin.” I was questioning her. She was answering me back with great conviction and perhaps getting impatient, she said, “I’ve been working and doing studies in DOH since 1975 which you weren’t even born yet. I studied at the University of Wisconsin… and in October this year, I’ll be retiring.”  I asked if they’ve conducted a study examining those residents near a cell site 5 or 10 or 15 years later.  She said no and they don’t conduct study like that.  They just measure the radiation something of an existing cellular tower. And she said she’ll just leave those documents that I might need at the Vice Mayor’s office. Right this minute, Atty. De Guzman squeezed into our conversation and advised me to just submit the position paper. Tapos na yung issue sa health. Issue on consent ang i-focus nyo na lang. Something like that. He sounded encouraging this time unlike when he was sitting at the panel he sounded like he’s the legal counsel of our respondents. I said my goodbye and thank you to each of them. They were both diplomatic towards me.

At the parking area, under a shelter as we wait for our father to fetch us since my brother JP is still slow to walk because of his leg injury, we heard a motorcycle approaching and as we looked to where the sound was, we saw Coun. Angeles who was smiling at us. We smiled back.

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Councilor Mario Roderick Lazarte.  In fairness to this guy, the public hearing wouldn’t have turned chaotic if he was the one who presided.  He seemed like a good person and not what I think he is–a totally bad person–just because he was one of the councilors who gave approval to the cell site.  And I think this needs investigation, hmm.

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P.S. I sort of gatecrashed into a meeting happening inside the Vice Mayor’s office.  (Of course, with consent from a staff.) Inside the room were Dominer Pointe Inc.’s Robert Bondad Jr., Coun. Angeles, Coun. Lazarte, and Vice Mayor Jonas Cruz.  Since I’m inside, spontaneously I asked the vice mayor why did he approve the cell site without consent from us residents.  He answered there was a survey, then he turned to Coun. Angeles as if to ask for support to his statement.  Coun. Angeles said it’s the officials of our association that we should ask.  Then looking at vice mayor Jonas, Pero kahit naman in-approve ng officials namin hindi nyo ba chineck man lang kung may consent talaga (like a document to prove it), I said something to that effect.  Realizing that I would still get nothing by asking questions, I said I came in to the room just to say thank you to Coun. Lazarte for that tiny gesture he displayed during the hearing that me and my brother appreciated.

Basher

Last February 17, I sent this message to Madonna like a thousands of others who are inspired by her:

Me:  Hello Madonna, greetings from the Philippines!  I am one of the many who bought your Rebel Heart album which is now my favorite.  Thank you for inspiring me.

Then a Facebook user, a certain girl from Cebu, a religious fanatic, sent me this message:  “You know that Madonna is an antichrist?  Please stop these kind of stupidity.  Wake up people of God!”

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Bwisit, I’m wondering why I’m prone to meet these type of people.  Those type of people who are religious fanatics, the self-righteous who want to save my soul from hell.

You know what, I don’t care if she’s anti-christ.  I only care about her songs which simply are inspiring.  And empowering.  I truly enjoyed her Rebel Heart album.

Public Hearing

Received this today.  A notice of the public hearing on 23 February 2016, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Municipality of Rodriguez, Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall. This is to give attention to our complaint against a Dominer Pointe Inc./ BellTel Phils. cell site in Amityville Subdivision, Bgy. San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal.

This cell site was approved by mayor Cecilio C. Hernandez, vice mayor Jonas J. Cruz, and 8 councilors (Rommel C. Ayuson, Glenn S. Evangelista, Katrina Ramos-Leyva, Mark Anthony C. Marcelo,  Arman Leo H. Angeles, Mario Roderick C. Lazarte, Roger N. Frias, Richard M. Buizon) without consent/approval from the homeowners and residents of Amityville Subdivision, particularly us, the Andaquig family and Camba family, who are in close proximity to the proposed cell site!

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Favorite love story

I have this favorite love story.  And it’s between these characters played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum in an unlikely movie called “The Day After Tomorrow.” Certified kilig to the bones.  Somebody even made a nice music video sharing a glimpse of their love story.  (If you’ve ever been in love, without words, you’d get already the meaning of every nuance in every scene.)

Revelation

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
― Hermann Hesse

General Assembly of Homeowners in Amityville Subd.

As part of my advocacy against cell site in Mt. Samat St., Amityville Subdivision, last 31 January and 7 February 2016, I initiated two General Assembly meetings of homeowners (mostly retired UP and government employees) and residents of Amityville Subdivision, Bgy. San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal.

Out of the 40 that I was able to invite to the 1st General Assembly (I did the house-to-house alone) on 31 January 2016 (Sunday) which was supported by retired lawyer Celestino Alcantara (one of the first 10 residents of Amityville Subd.) and Engr. Menandro Ramos, former president of Amityville Homeowners Association (AHA) and more than 15 years resident then later homeowner, by signing the invitation letter that I distributed, 23 people came.  It was held at the AHA Multi-Purpose Hall.  Issues and problems and corresponding action plan were discussed and they are the following:

  1. Petition letter against Dominer Pointe Inc./BellTel Phils. cell site in Mt. Samat that was submitted to the mayor, to Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, and the Department of Health.
  2. Proliferation of informal settlers inside Amityville Subdivision since the current officials of AHA held their posts.
  3. Complaint against some of the officers and directors of AHA composed of Butch Braganza (president), Jun Padama (vice president), Louie Rosario (director), Christopher Toliongco (director), Marcelito Ramos (director), Paul Jake Cuenca (director), Nicanor Braganza (director), and Erwin Capalungan (director) for their negligence in the fulfillment of their duties.

For the 2nd General Assembly on 7 February 2016, accompanied by Mr. Bernard Villareal of Sierra Madre St. and Ms. Emily of Mt. Baco, we’ve invited personally and by formal letter (c/o Mr. Villareal) the current AHA president, Mr. Braganza, and his entire officials in AHA to attend the said meeting and we requested Mr. Braganza to report to us the financial status of Amityville Subd. But Mr. Braganza brushed us off and told us that they’d be the one to call for a General Assembly, that he had to gather his officers first, that the homeowners of Amityville are delinquents anyway.  I told him that homeowners don’t pay monthly dues because they complained that the officials of AHA have never conducted a General Assembly to present a financial report and tanods or barangay peacekeeping and security officers are nowhere to be seen/found inside the subdivision thus the proliferation of squatters and burglary.  Mr. Braganza insisted that they’d be the one to call for a General Assembly meeting.  We said okay then left.

Without them, the officials of AHA, we’ve decided to push through with the 2nd General Assembly but unfortunately this time, Mr. Braganza did not give us the key to the AHA Multi-Purpose Hall.  So we held our meeting inside a chapel.

Thanks to the homeowners who, despite their old age, came so we could discuss and share problems.  We were around 30, wala pa sa kalahati ng total number of homeowners since not everyone was in their house when we did the inviting.  Unfortunately for me, I was already exhausted and stressed with what I was doing for and during the meeting that somebody noticed that I spoke authoritatively.  Just to cut a long story short, I was advised by a concerned homeowner (that’s Engr. Ramos) to just concentrate on the removal of the cell site. ‘Saka na yung ibang problema.  Yung sa informal settlers and officials of AHA these can be solved through an election of new officers.

Again, thanks to these people who came.

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To all the dog parents out there

I’m a dog parent.  I’m not perfect but I’m trying to be the best dog parent there is.    Reading this made me see the world from a dog’s eyes.

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Dear Mom and Dad,

I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge .

Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.

Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.

Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.

Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.”

Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how.

Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.

I died today.
Love, Your Puppy

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Please Share With The World!
This Really Happens.

(From Jayson A. Barnes)

 

Spur of the moment

Today, 5 February 2016, taking an emergency leave from work (although there’s no such thing as emergency leave), I took the courage to go to the office of Dominer Pointe Inc. to file a complaint about the cell site that they are going to put.  According to their building permit, their office is in Unit 402, Prestige Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  So I went.  To my surprise, Unit 402 is unoccupied, vacant, got no tenant, totally dark inside, and padlocked.  I called their contact numbers, 633-9757 to 58 (as specified in their building permit) and again, to my surprise, it’s not their number.  It is a number of a law firm in Discovery Suites.

They falsified the information when they filled-out their application for a Building Permit!  I’m thinking now who really is/are the “entity/ies or person/s” behind this proposed cell site in Amityville Subd.

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The materials for the cellular tower that arrived yesterday despite the cease and desist order from the mayor came from Antipolo.  Now I’m wondering why the order came from Antipolo.  There was this rumor that our governor of Rizal or her relative has something to do with this lot in Amityville where the cell site would be placed.  So I delivered a letter to the Office of the Governor of Rizal three days ago, 2 February, to file a complaint letter about this proposed cell site approved by our mayor and his councilors and see how our governor would respond to it.  (I just hope the rumor isn’t true.)

I also contacted San Miguel Corporation through their Customer Care Hotline and informed them about this situation involving San Miguel’s subsidiary, Bell Telecommunications Phils. (BellTel Phils.), if they know something about this.  I was asked to send a letter to this HR Consultant (I was given a contact) of BellTel Phils. which I did right away with pictures attached to it.  Will follow up next week.