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…nandiyan si Papa at Mama na laging nagmamahal, umiintindi, sumusuporta at nagmamahal ulit sa akin. Eto na po yung bunga ng mga extra allowances na hinihingi ko. Hehe. Kayo po ang best parents sa buong mundo. Alay ko po ang thesis na ito sa inyo :’). …nakakapagrefresh ako tuwing; nagtatanung ng ibang bagay, tulad ng homework, ang mahal kong kapatid na si Aiza *peace :p* at kapag kinakausap ko ang mga makukulit kong pinsan *peace ulit :p* …naiisip ko ang mga taong tumutulong sa amin, sa mga tita at tito ko na sina Auntie Sally, Mama Pops, Auntie Nanet, Tyong Lanie, Uncle Biyong, Auntie Helen, Auntie Trining, Auntie Benny at Lola Vicky. Salamat po sa lahat ng mga tulong niyo kay papa at mama.


…sa mga ibinahaging karunungan ng mga guro ko mula kinder hanggang high school, lalo na sa college; Ma’am Lynette, Ma’am Shine, Ma’am Faye, Sir Yanyan, Ma’am Binx, Sir Arjay, salamat po. Ma’am Rina, Sir Jawo, at Sir Roli – saludo po ako sa galing at bait niyo, The Best. Sa inyong lahat – sa dami ng mga itinuro niyo, eto lang ang aalalahanin ko, LAHAT. Mabuhay ang mga gurong tulad niyo.


…mabait, maintindihin, at magaling ang aming thesis adviser na si Ma’am Torres. Isa po kayo sa mga pinakamagaling na gurong nakilala ko. Sir Fong – salamat po sa pagtitiyagang basahin ang thesis namin. (segue) Sana po mag-open po kayo nang isa pang journ elective para makagraduate po ako on time =) *sabay peace sign* hehe.

…nandiyan ang mga hawsmeyts ko, Yana, AJ, Meg, Sarah, Ef na madali at masayang kausapin kapag nararamdaman ang pagod sa pag-iisip ng pwedeng isulat sa analysis, at nag-aalaga sakin pag may sakit ako. Shai, Sha, Grace, Nicki makakalimutan ko ba naman kayo e parang mga kapatid ko na din kayo. Salamat sa pagpaparamdam ng suporta at pagmamahal =’). Ma’am Remy salamat din po.


…sa mga tunay na kaibigan [ultimate groupmates pwede din, eatingmates pwedeng-pwede], na laging nandiyan, Rhoda, Mia, Titus, Bianca, Sheila. Luv q Kau. Gwynn, Eika, Joyce, Ana,… [at marami pa] na masayang kasama, Salamat. Sa mga early birds, CAC1 -2007, haha, Salamat din. *apir*


…sa mga thesis partners ko. Si Tin na taga proofread, at nagpadami ng pages ng thesis dahil sa litanya nea sa individual analysis, char, *peace ;p*. Si Zen na naghanap ng dyaryo nea pero dyaryo ko ang nahanap [saklap, galing. haha]. Tapos na natin ang thesis :’). Akalain niyo yun? Natapos natin ang thesis ng hindi man lang nag-over night ng magkakasama at ng walang thesis house [starbucks, fiorgelatto at picarre naman]. Haha. Salamat sa tiwala. *sabay luha………. at tawa* Salamat. Luv q kayo :’)


…sa PDI, MB at PHILSTAR. Whoooo! Sa mga libraries around the world na nabulabog namin. Salamat po. Sa laptop ko na nagloko sa kalagitnaan ng thesis, salamat at hindi mo sinira ang mga files ko. Sa kama ko na hindi nagrereklamo sa bigat ko, dagdag pa ng lahat ng thesis materials ko. Sa YM na nagsisilbing conference room kapag nasa kanya-kanyang bahay kaming tatlo. Sa lahat nang mga hindi sinasadyang makalimutang banggitin, Salamat po.


…sa tulong ng nag-iisang bestfriend ko. Salamat Po sa lakas ng loob na binibigay mo sa akin. Lagi Ka Pong nandiyan. Salamat sa lubos na pagmamahal. Sa’yo po, alam ko kakayanin ko ang lahat. Mahal na mahal Po kita LORD JESUS.


…sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio. Ipinagmamalaki kita. SALAMAT :’)


Dhonalyn Padua Agorilla


It was 4:30 in the afternoon, 25th of August when I was walking from SM, I heard someone calling my name. I did not bother not until that someone again shouted “Dhonalyn.” It’s weird. Nobody calls me like that here in Baguio, except ma’am Shine who loves doing it. I looked down and checked, I’m not wearing my ID.

So, I looked back. Where? I can only see people walking away and towards me. A second and wait, someone was staring at me. Maybe he just passed a glance. A minute and wait, he is still looking at me, directly in my eyes. *Ting!* He was the one who called my name. But wait again, oh no! Still I can’t recognize him. He smiled, still looking at me, I stayed neutral. I don’t know what to do. Should I smile back? Or go to him and ask his name; “Hi and hello. What’s your name again? By the way how are you?”

I felt at that moment that I don’t want any of the choices. Everything went so fast and I have to decide what to do. Then, I was shocked. I turned back and started walking away. My feet were moving voluntary but my mind said “What are you doing? Go back and greet him too.” But my feet overruled my mind.

So funny. Then I started wondering, if my mind told me to stop and go back, then who forced my feet to move away? Or it’s just also my mind confusing me and that I should have just ignored. LOL. #


Less usage of plastics may be a good starting solution to lessen the risk of environmental problem, but that was just an idea. Less plastic, less risk isn’t it Mr. President? Then, we plant more trees, and order to imprison illegal loggers, not just the people who corrupted. Then why not start appointing inventors to improve the e-jeepneys to lessen gasoline consumation.

The Philippines is also facing problem on rapid population enlargement that causes increase in number of unemployed people and adds up to education crisis. As of now, I can no longer think what can solve all those, but I, we have faith in you sir. Reproductive Health Bill may be the solution but it may not be as well. I don’t know, my head is turning now.

I just hope that the batch of the next generations will still see how great is to live and how beautiful is the world. I wish that somewhere in the future, there will be no problems like these. And the solution must start now, in your administration.

Many of us, or should I say, all of us are counting on you sir. But also I know you can not do it alone that is why now I’m requesting everyone to cooperate. Our President needs our help to raise our country. Let’s all give our support to him.

Go, Fight, Win, your Excellency President Noynoy Aquino. Make your parents proud, make us all proud of you.

My prayers are with you. May you be guided with Gods grace and break a leg.

If we are your bosses, now you also become my boss. So boss Noynoy, once again congatulations and Mabuhay ka.#

Alagaan? Numbers in jueteng alagaan? Why don’t we just do it to our mother nature? She needs more care rather than that number. Pollution there, pollution here, pollution everywhere. As long as technology advances more, I believe pollution also steps forward. But we can not stop technological advancesments because as what Bernal (from our STS readings) said, it benefits us more than the risk it gives. She also said in her article “In Praise of Science and Technology,” it is for the people to think, manage and control it.

Mr. President don’t you think your cigarette adds up to the pollution? Do you want to live in a 40 degrees celsius as the minimum temperature in the near future? I hate heat, I hate global warming, I hate climate change. You said you’ll try to be a good model to everyone in anyway, but in that matter, you’re not. Because of your statement before that you can’t quit smoking now, I know it will be harder for me, to convince my father to quit that bad habit too. Why? Because the Philippines’ President is also smoking. I know you want to, but you just can’t. That’s what my father also feels. But in that sense, if not for yourself no one can help you. Aside from that, I also wanted to remind you again Mr. President (reminder?) that Smoking kills (I also don’t want my dad die early). I know you’re aware of that. I just wanted to say it again to you sir. Please take care of your health (for you to be able to perform all your platforms and to be able to send corrupt officials to jail) and your officials’ health. Again a reminder, when someone smokes, he or she is not the only one suffering.

I wish someday soon, Philippne Daily Inquirer’s headline: “P-Noy decided to not smoke”. Maybe I will be the happiest person in the country if that happens.

…to be continued


Dear P-NOY,

Good day Mr. President.

First of all I want to congratulate you for being the 15th president of the Philippines and for your future accomplishments.


Honestly Mr. President, I did not vote for you last May 10 elections because I believed that someone among your competitors was better and has the ability and more experience to run the government. But that doesn’t mean I already hate you nor I’m opposing your government, perhaps you have a lot of time to prove to everyone who did not vote for you including me, that we were wrong. Yes I can accept my fault, even right away. Just prove it to me Mr. President.

By the way sir, your inaugural speech was great. I just can’t forget your statement “No Reconciliation, without justice.” I pray that you can really give justice to those who corrupted the nation’s money, whom you consider as the main reason that burdens the entire Filipino community.

In relation to that, I’ll be your number one fan if you will be able to stop jueteng operations in our place, Ilocos Sur, and in the entire country. I hate jueteng, personally because half of my dad’s savings from working as a seaman for how many months, every year,  all goes to that illegal game (if it was really a game). I know that ignoring jueteng is the main thing to solve my (you too soon sir) problem but guess what sir, nobody wanted to ignore it. Every morning some conversations in Ilocos goes like this,

Person 1 : Ano may napanaginipan ka ba?

Person 2: Oo, napanaginipan ko si Juan may hawak daw na ahas.

Person 1: Talaga? Ano ba Birthday ni Juan? June 2 diba?

Person 2: Oo, tayahan natin sa jueteng. 1 ang ahas at 2 naman ang birthday ni Juan. Ang tatayahan ko 1, 2. 50.00 nalang para mataas ang panalo. Tapos sa 2 tao ko tatayahan (is that kobrador? I don’t know) para doble kita.

Person 1: Sige Sali na din ako para madamay naman ako sa swerte mo.

Then how many hours passed,

Person 2: Pare iba ang labas. Wala tayong panalo.

Person 1: Di bale mamayang hapon yun na ang labas. Tayahan ulit natin para hindi tayo manghinayang   pag lumabas ito.

Person 2: sige pare. Tayahan natin hanggang hindi lumabas. Alagaan natin.

What do dreams have to do with luck? One should find there own luck to be able to have one and can not be found on dreams through jueteng. Can you imagine for example dear President, Kris Aquino is wasting all her money to find luck in her dreams through jueteng? Of course you can’t imagine that way because for sure kris will never do that, but just think of it and you’ll feel sorry for those who patronize that JUETENG. For how many years, our local officials weren’t able to stop the operations (it’s for them to answer it not me, why) and now I give it all to you sir.

…to be continued

..miss me? or not

Posted: July 2, 2010 in short journal

Yeah you heard it right. You miss me, I miss you too, don’t worry (haha just kidding).
For the past 3 months, I have been doing so many things that I have already forgotten to write and maintain this blog, even if a friend named Marla (I know she will be reading this because she has been checking my blog and complains if she found nothing new, did I write it correctly Ms. Copyeditor? haha) always alarms me and tell me that April 2010, May 2010 and June 2010 will not be included in my archives and she describes it “pangit.” All right Agua I must admit, you’re right (haha). It is so “pangit ” so see my archives January 2010, February 2010, March 2010, then jumps to July 2010. I must have listened to you earlier (haha). Thanks so much for the concerns about my blog (tawa na si Agua).

After second semester, I took up summer class and got Journ198 as my subject which was Journalism Internship at the Philippine Daily Inquirer Northern Luzon news bureau. That was the most memorable experience I can (possibly) have in my entire college life and so sad I wasted the opportunity to document and write a blog entry about all those happy, funny, happy, funny, happy, funny,… experiences.
Thanks to everyone there, they trained and treated us so well. May I have this oppotunity to thank; Sir Rolando Fernandez for the pieces of advice (mapa serious man o joke joke lang) and for the grade that we never expected, Sir Robert Jaworski Abaño for all the opportunities and trainings he had given us (I’m so happy to recieve gm’s from him saying “Dear All, … good job,” during the election period), Sir Vincent Cabrera for the questions that challenged us, Sir Frank Cimatu for being the photographer during meetings (peace) and for the humor you shared with us (which reminds me something, Sir Frank I think you still owe us dinner, remember what you promised sir? haha), Ma’am Desiree Caluza for the encouragements, Sir EV Espiritu for the free photography lectures, and Ma’am Gobleth Moulic for the free food and allowances (haha).

And now, I’m missing everything, all of them, my day-to-day job which is monitoring news, my interviews with Comelec officials, survey assignments, seminar coverages, Kapihan sessions, etc. I miss the powerful sofa of sir Roli, the long table which served as our writing table (or should I say Chikahan table), the room which was named to be the library, the 2 p.m. lunch, I miss sitting beside the greatest editors I’ve ever known, playing reader’s digest with sir Jawo, hearing stories from sir Roli, hearing jokes among the editors, etc., I Miss them all so badly (no joke). Just a trivia, newsroom’s television was always on ANC, except for 10:30-11:30, for it is time for SHOWTIME (haha).

Be back there soon, I know, because I will be borrowing some newspapers for my thesis (if they will allow us to) haha. Internmates SAMA KAYO? Haha

And now I’m here sitting in my bed, reminiscing everything and writing this public journal.
Better end it here, for many school tasks are still waiting to be done. Till next time..

… Everyone is so busy at this moment. February is soon ending and the final month of 2nd semester is fast approaching. March is coming, meaning more works have to be done and so much time and effort is asked in order to surmount them all.

… We are 3rd year students and if God permits, We just need 1 more year and we’re done. But in every success there should be hardships and trials. As many have said, hardships are part of every victory.

… Before this month ends, many assigned tasks are waiting;

…Thesis’ first chapters (drafts, revisions, and the final output), Investigative Reports, Layouts, Online Stories, News Coverages, Organization of CAC WEEK and other events, Shootings, Recordings, Reports and Exams. Did I forget something?

… No time for TV, memory gaps, unorganized study tables, skipping meals, Lack of Sleep, Stuttering, No money at all, etc. How you wish to just sleep and forget everything but you know in yourselves that upon you wake up, you’ll be needing to face them all again. How we wish to escape but we can not because it is part of being a student.

… Don’t feel too much pressure. Just ignore the stress (if we just can). Why don’t pause for a while, tap your friend beside you and smile. Or not, pause like nothing is going the hard way and take a picture, like what most of us do to relieve the stress even just for a minute. Or, just imagine how ease life will be after finishing all of our commissions. After all, it will benefit us in different ways.

…Go UPB CAC BATCH 2007. WE CAN DO IT!!!! #Dhonalyn Agorilla