Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shattered

Been through

Mid-life

some challenges

Wondering if there are

anything more

 

Questions

Will I see

the future

of my children

when they  grow

up and mature

Did not expect

Something

like this

to happen

Did not

prepare

for any

of these

 

Not just

lost of life

but snatch

from us

in a day

some minutes

only

 

Normal life

shattered

by an accident

in a wink of an eye

in a moment

Remembering … April 14, 2012

Remembering … April 14, 2012

Everest Hills Memorial Park, Tunasan, Muntinlupa

To those who assisted me from CME to Manila East Medical:

Bernard, Pareng Erwin , Mareng Mila & Ron

South CBG TS : Jason, Kris,Dan, Ems & even Jiegs of North

To those who texted their prayer support immediately that day:

JohnMac, Mam Cecil,Sir Viboy, Pastor Manny, Donna, RMs -Robert, Gee, Rick, John, Ver, and  Cesar,

To those who shared the comfort of their presence at Facundo, Pasay City: (April 16 to 21, 2012) :

Monday: Mila & Angel (who brought the flowers)

Tuesday: From South SME- Joseph, Seg,Ivy & Dianne

From South CBG- Fides,Kris,Jason,Dan, Borj and May

Wednesday: Bernard, Arnold, Dong ,Dom & gf,

Dr Roman de Leon  & wife- Charito (Gideon’s International)

Thursday: Sir Alex, Pareng Erwin, Coy,Alex S., Mila

Bro Rey Licayan- for  listening to me.

Pastor Padim Israel – especially for praying for the family left by                                        Nathaniel- – her mother -Nova, and sisters- Angel & Noriel

Pareng Gilbert & family

For the patience, understanding and support of my superiors- Sir Alex, Sir Viboy and even Sir Al

For the whole CBG family and those in our company who expressed their support, presence and understanding during a prolong time of lethargy & sorrow.

For Bro Louie & Reu who supported our family in the background.

For the transportation – Fred & Arnel

To paraphrase Philemon 4-7 

“I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I experienced  your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for our family, … For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my friends & brethren, because our hearts  have been refreshed through you.”

A Month After

Came Back

to the site

Fears and Visions

of Days Gone

Trying to face it all

 

At the pool

From the far side

Cannot really see

half of them

Too dark blue

 

Also at the shade

Too many plants and flatform

Covering the view

and the rope – with the balls

too far in between

 

At the cabana

Standing

Realized

He really went into

the pool fast

not to be seen

It was a rainy day

With the sun shining hard

Strange day

At 3 o’clock afternoon

 

Went away

Still

I can still remember

That day

May you have the peace son

Also us you left

behind

Protocols and Systems

Protocols and Systems

The real sad story regarding “Thrilla in NAIA3” is that there seems to be no protocol on how ground stewardess or any personnel of Cebu Pacific on how to inform AHEAD their passengers that their baggage will be off loaded and be brought by another airline on the next flight. (See http://globalnation.inquirer.net/35933/airport-brawl-puts-spotlight-on-quality-of-cebu-pacific-services)

The ground stewardess (not the one in the picture-which is their typical uniforms) also doesn’t know the protocol on how to deal with difficult customers-and let Claudine vent her steam in front of the desk.  So it is really not the fault of the personnel –but of the company. Except that if the stewardess forgot her training-and mishandled the situation-but her supervisor should be there to take it from her.

And there is the NAIA3 CCTV and their security personnel (See http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=805029&publicationSubCategoryId=63)  Systems should be there to protect our security-we pay our hard earned pesos as taxes –and all we heard are excuses- that this is already under final deliberation and negotiation. Adminstrator of NAIA3 –how long was this terminal working?  1month? 2 months? (See http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20080731-151892/NAIA-3-opens-gates-to-international-flights-Friday) So enough time for excuses –but instead apologize to the public.

I also understand that the guards really tried to separate the 2 camps but they till did their melee in the baggage section-in 2 rounds. Where is your detention office? Where are your supervisors-who should know better to separate them immediately? Where are your protocols for something violent happening inside our international airport?

Sir- Secretary Roxas (I voted for you po as Vice President) don’t trivialize this (seehttp://www.abs-cbnnews.com/anc/05/08/12/roxas-downplays-tulfo-santiago-brawl) – our treasure is our people, our culture and our scenery-and it was seen badly over the media. This should be rectified immediately.If you cannot handle tyhis properly-doubts will linger on your hands-on capability later.

So how should it be done?

1)     They could have prevented the fight from escalating if they were doing their jobs by watching any potential problems that could occur such as this. Since the CCTV camera is not working they should have been instructed to be more alert and be ready for any kind of situation/commotion.

2)      They should have prevented the fight. They did not control the situation DURING the fight and they did not assert their AUTHORITY AFTER the fight.. Santiago and Tulfo  should have been cuffed and probably get the police involved. Question. After the fight when Raymart was trying to talk to Tulfo, what did the Security do to prevent him from another confrontation?

3)      Their SUPERVISORS still refuse to see the flaws with the system.  If the security personnel were confused. They should be trained what to do in any type of situation. What if this is merely a diversion to real terrorist attack.

Cannot look into again

No breathe

No response

Just a faraway look

 

Held him in my arms

But slipped

Because of the weight

Helped by another

Standing in a van

Seeing him

Holding his hands and feet

Not moving

Inspite of…

Inside the room

Many nurses and doctors

IVs and equipment

She cannot look into

 

At the end

Me and my son

Saying our goodbyes

As I tried to close his eyes

I can no longer look into

Such room

Without thinking of

Him at his last moment

Take time to go deep

This post is subsequent to my previous post regarding our ‘pambansang kamao’- Congressman Manny Pacquiao.

(see: https://ravrodriguez.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/manny-pacquiao-for-congressman/). Then I gave my unsolicited advice on his political ambitions/ dreams- which were fulfilled -and some of my advice-which he may not have read in anyway-may have happened in his life. Like in this article at ABS CBN: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/05/08/12/jinkee-pacquiao-opens-hotel-gensan.

I know that he is now involved in bible studies and is renewed in his faith in the Lord-and even experiencing miracles or healings during prayer meeting at his home. I am just concerned and so I am sharing these verses:

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,
5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?
6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

-Meaning -he needs to grow deep in his relationship with Jesus-how it understands it -and in his relationships with other people who might take advantage of him. He should take his relationship with Jesus foremost -and not what is happening around him-as in Luke 10:19-21

19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

Hinay hinay lang po.

Our goal is to end better than we started -2 Timothy 4:7-8

7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

It is said that it takes a moment to produce a Christian -but it takes a lifetime to produce a matured saint. See this posts on elders : http://redemptionhill.com/about-2/elders/ and  http://www.bible.ca/ntx-elders-pastors-bishops.htm

And he might suffer a Bob-Dylanesque burnout -see: http://bobdylanjesus.com/reviews.htmlhttp://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/4758.htm

My Youngest Son’s Circumcision

Yesterday-May 8, 2012 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM undergo his circumcision at Healthway Clinic at 2nd floor of Festival Mall . It was handled by the same doctor that did my second son’s circumcision.

(see: https://ravrodriguez.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/circumcision-of-my-son-and-mothers-day-may-10-2009/

Like last time -I also have problems with my health-card regarding the payment -or is-this-covered-by-my-health-card question. Only after my blood pressure went up and I insisted with the nurse that they better re-checked this with HMO-that it was confirmed that it was covered. Even so -later the operating doctor requested for additional fee since the health card only covers so little (similar to the dorsal slit circumcision instead of the coronary circumcision which was done to my son). In this life we have taxes, traffic jams and HMO misunderstanding on coverage.

Afterwards with my other son-Raniel and my wife- we took a quick dinners at Greenwich so that Raviel can have his medicine for pain and swelling-Advil- but since it took him more than a hour to wake up and lose the dizziness-he was not to keen on eating his dinner or swallowing the medicine.

Before boarding the taxi – he vomited everything he ate-but felt well afterwards. We boarded an FX going home-and was able to be there bu 7:20 PM. Mys on immediately went to he room and slept ahead of us. Because of the heat (of this summer) joined him in the air-conditioned room and also took my rest.

Around 1:00 AM of the next day-my wife took out the dressing of the wound-as instructed by the doctor. It took awhile and my son felt the pain while the gauze was being peeled. With the help of my son Raniel- she was able to complete this -and for us to sleep again.