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License to Kill

February 28th, 2009 No comments
Senator Francis Escudero, the "young" fellow from Sorsogon, notes that the country's roads are one of the most dangerous in Asia, if not the most dangerous of all. His remarks came after the death of...

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Vestiges of progress

February 27th, 2009 No comments

“FENCE repainting project by Congressman Dato Arroyo.”
“Iskolar ni Dato.”
“School building: construction courtesy of Congressman Dato.”
“Amigo Foundation of Congressman Dato.”
“School building: a project of (former) Congressman Nonoy Andaya.”
“Covered court construction (a project of (former) Congressman Nonoy Andaya).”
“Strong Republic/Matatag na Republika (with a large photograph of Gloria Arroyo.)”
“Proyekto ni Pangulong Gloria (Road widening project).”
“Proyekto ni Pangulong Gloria (Road construction project).”
“LRV Multi-purpose Hall.”
“LRV Barangay Hall.”
“Roof repainting project of (former) Gov. Luis R. Villafuerte.”
“Overpass courtesy of (former) Gov. Luis R. Villafuerte.”
Road signs (All! Including ‘road bend,’ ‘T-junction,’ ‘dangerous curves,’ ‘slippery when wet,’ ‘no yield,’ ‘no overtaking,’ ’10, 15, 20-ton capacity bridges,’ ‘school zone,’ ‘no left turn,’ ‘loading and unloading area,’ etc.) with text ‘Cong. Luis R. Villafuerte (LRV)’ on a green panel underneath the sign.
“Bong Bell (from Bong Villafuerte).” Whew.
“Villa del Rey.”
“CamSur Watersports Complex a project of Governor Lray Villafuerte.”
“Chicken Dispersal Livelihood Program, Gov. Lray Villafuerte.”
“Bicol Arts Festival (tarpaulin poster with a large photograph of Mayor Jesse Robredo).”
“Bantay Kataid o Bankat ni Councilor John Bongat.”
“Maogmang Pasko asin Manigong Bagong Taon hale sa saindong amigo Cong. Dato Arroyo.”
“Happy graduation from Cong. Dato.”
“Amigo ko si Dato” printed at the back of t-shirts.
Waiting sheds with support posts shaped in the politician-donor’s initials.
Monobloc chairs, Trophies, medals, basketballs, water pumps, sport jerseys, etc. courtesy of Congressman, Governor, Mayor, Councilor, Barangay Chair, SK Chair, etc.
These are where our taxes go.
Note: These are actual signs posted around as labels for certain government projects. The number of labels is even more than the number of projects. This is how progress comes to us.

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In Quezon City, there are even more bizarre project labels, such as:
“Kasúso Foundation by Councilor Bong Suntay.”
Tolda para sa mga patay courtesy of Congresswoman Nanette Castelo Daza, Mayor Sonny Belmonte, etc.
Councilor Janet Malaya’s name is stretched on public fences for some obscure reasons.
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Up the Pirates!

February 27th, 2009 No comments
I'm for Piratebay. Screw MPAA. Follow Piratebay's accounts of the trial here.

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Condolence

February 27th, 2009 No comments
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WELCOME TO THE NEW MANGOBLOG

February 26th, 2009 No comments

WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW & SQUEAKY mangoBLOG…candy-colored and all. We’re brothers Ryan and Randall Dagooc. As you can see in our avatars, one of the things we do best is laugh at ourselves.

Our healthy crew is composed of photogs, illustrators, layout artists who are just as passionate about our work as the two of us. We are comfortably and chummily left-of-center. We have to confess that we’ve never been to art schools nor earned a major design degree…coz despite its pluses, we reckon this isn’t for everyone..let alone for us. In our case, the real world is the best course.

Our vision is based on principles of openness, directness, irreverence, democracy and a dislike of institutions and pretensions - in short, no bullshit.

We’re always looking for the culturally relevant work and staying current with the hive mind. It’s intuitive, a lot of it. We think it’s just experiencing how far you can keep your mind open on a daily basis, and paying attention.

We’d like to describe our work as a tickle in your brain. .it’s not just the quality of the idea, it’s the quality of the execution, the finish. the unique spin in colors, the lines, perspective..when these elements align, they create a visual perfume.

We believe that no matter how monstrous your talent, no matter your adeptness with concepts, your adroitness with words, with pictures, no matter how much you have learned from all the creative masters who have gone before you, it will mean nothing - no, it will mean less than nothing - if you do not love your work with all its pain and glory. .every last sweet and sour moment of it - the late nights, the lost sundays.

We love it all. Embrace it all. Suck it all in and let it shape and form us into something amazing, something with depth and breadth and subtle variations in texture and color, the likes of which we’ve never seen.

We love what we do..the highs and lows and weave it all into what we are, and what we are to become. Inspiring us to work harder and longer and smarter than we did the day before.

So..uhhh…enough with this before we all get too mushy & carried away.

Now go ahead and eat our new blog and enjoy all our sun baked fun.

Any comments, suggestions and ramblings, post them in the comments box or better yet, shoot us a private mail.

See yah!

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Banjo & Sarah

February 25th, 2009 No comments

BANJO ALBANO + SARAH MEIER
MakeUp {Xeng Zulueta} & {Madge Lejano} of theMakeUpStudio
Hair {Angel Salian} of theMakeUpStudio
Styling {Geof Gonzales} Video {Threelogy}
Couture / Veluz, Niko for Veluz, Geof Gonzales, Mike Lavarez, Cheetah Rivera
Location {Mogwai} c/o Direk Erik Matti / {Sputnik} c/o Lyle Sacris / {Karma} c/o David & Mai Kaufman










































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Banjo & Sarah

February 25th, 2009 No comments

BANJO ALBANO + SARAH MEIER
MakeUp {Xeng Zulueta} & {Madge Lejano} of theMakeUpStudio
Hair {Angel Salian} of theMakeUpStudio
Styling {Geof Gonzales} Video {Threelogy}
Couture / Veluz, Niko for Veluz, Geof Gonzales, Mike Lavarez, Cheetah Rivera
Location {Mogwai} c/o Direk Erik Matti / {Sputnik} c/o Lyle Sacris, {Karma}










































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City Abattoir

February 25th, 2009 No comments

NMIS Inspector and TESDA Assessor Ed Dimalanta discuss matters on further improving the efficiency of the city abattoir operations with Mayor Jesse Robredo and Abattoir Chief Bert Acabado before the start of the scheduled final trade test for butchers.
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Trade Test

February 25th, 2009 No comments

City Mayor Jesse Robredo with Abattoir Chief Bert Acabado and NMIS-TESDA Assessor Ed Dimalanta during the final trade test of the 50 butchers who trained under the TESDA Jobs Program in cooperation with the city government.
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Requiescat In Pace

February 24th, 2009 No comments
The grand patriarch has fallen. Mother was literally flushed in tears as we watched the coffin get slid through the hollow space inside the concrete tomb. I was behind her, waiting for her to fall...

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Sumilao Farmers

February 23rd, 2009 No comments

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EBA

February 22nd, 2009 No comments
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Sumilao Walk II

February 22nd, 2009 No comments
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february blues

February 19th, 2009 No comments



SONETO XVII
Pablo Neruda
Translation in Iriganon by Kristian S. Cordero

Di tay ka payaba na arog baga ku malaka-mahal
na asin na kolor rosas, dyamante
o adtong mga naglalayog-layog
na uro-alasdose na nagpapakarab:
Payaba tay arog sa kun pauno pinapayaba
a pirang bagay na sinasaray ka ngitngit,
di pigsasabi, sa pag-ultanan ka anino saka ka kalag.

Payaba tay ka arog ka masetas
na diri nagtatambo alagad saray
sa luog niya a liwanag-gaan ka kanyang mga burak,
saka salamat ka pagpayaba mong an,
na nasa luog man ka awak ko, nabubuhay,
pinapaluwas a maamot na alisngaw galin sadi kinaban.

Payaba tay ka na diri ko isi, kun paano,
o kun kuno, o galin sari, payaba tay ka, amu na yan,
uda mga rimalaso o pag-orag-orag:
Payaba tay ka sa arog sana kading paagi,
ta da naman ako ising pagpayaba

apwera kadi, na uda ako, uda ika,
na malakalipotok, na a kamot mo
sadi ruruggan ko, nagigin kamot ko man,
na malakalipotok na kun ako napapaturog,
a mga mata mo a pin-nipikit.
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february blues

February 19th, 2009 No comments



SONETO XVII
Pablo Neruda
Translation in Iriganon by Kristian S. Cordero

Di tay ka payaba na arog baga ku malaka-mahal
na asin na kolor rosas, dyamante
o adtong mga naglalayog-layog
na uro-alasdose na nagpapakarab:
Payaba tay arog sa kun pauno pinapayaba
a pirang bagay na sinasaray ka ngitngit,
di pigsasabi, sa pag-ultanan ka anino saka ka kalag.

Payaba tay ka arog ka masetas
na diri nagtatambo alagad saray
sa luog niya a liwanag-gaan ka kanyang mga burak,
saka salamat ka pagpayaba mong an,
na nasa luog man ka awak ko, nabubuhay,
pinapaluwas a maamot na alisngaw galin sadi kinaban.

Payaba tay ka na diri ko isi, kun paano,
o kun kuno, o galin sari, payaba tay ka, amu na yan,
uda mga rimalaso o pag-orag-orag:
Payaba tay ka sa arog sana kading paagi,
ta da naman ako ising pagpayaba

apwera kadi, na uda ako, uda ika,
na malakalipotok, na a kamot mo
sadi ruruggan ko, nagigin kamot ko man,
na malakalipotok na kun ako napapaturog,
a mga mata mo a pin-nipikit.
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