Friday, February 29, 2008

Lesson for today. United Nations. www.un.org

CARLOS P. ROMULO (PHILLIPINES)

ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY





General Carlos Po Romulo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Chief of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations; Chief Delegate of the Philippines on the Far.Eastern Commission in Washington, D.C.

Born January 14, 1901, in Manila, Philippines.

Graduated from the University of the Philippines, A.B. 1918; Columbia University, Now York City, M.A., 1921, Received from Notre Dame University, Indiana, Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Honoris Causa, 1935; Rollins College, Florida, Doctor of Literature (Litt.D). Honoris Causa, 1946; University of Athens, Greece, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Honoris Causa 1948, University of the Philippines, Honorary Doctor of 'Laws, April 1949.

Positions held: Editor-in-Chief Publications in Manila 1931; Publisher DMHM newspapers in Manila 1937-41. Secretary of Information and Public Relations in President Quezon's war Cabinet, Washington, D.C. 1943-44. Resident Commissioner of the Philippines to the United States 1944-46. Acting Secretary of Public instruction in President Osmenals Cabinet 1944-45.

War Record: Served as General MacArthur's Aide-de-camp on Bataan, Corregidor, and Australia, first as Major in the United States Army; promoted Colonel, March 1942; to full Colonel, August 1942; to Brigadier General, September 1944. Accompanied General MacArtiur and the liberating forces in the invasion of Leyte and later in the recapture of Manila.

Decorations: Distinguished Service Star of the Philippines, the Gold Gross, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit-Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Philippine Legion of Honor (Commander); the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix from the Greek Government; the Grand Cross of the Order of Carlos Manuel do Cespedes from the Republic of Cuba; and other decorations.

In 1942 won the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for distinguished correspondenct a series of articles written on a trip through the Far East just before the war.

In America wrote the best-sellers I SAW THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES (1942); MOTHER AMERICA (1943); MY BROTHER AMERICANS (1945); and I SEE THE PHILIPPINES RISE (1946). International Conferences: Head of the Philippine Delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. Head of the Philippines Delegation to the First Session of the United Nations General Assembly, London, January-February 1946, and to all succeeding sessions. During the Third Regular Session in Paris September-December 1948, and New York, April 1949, was Chairman of the Ad Hoc Political and Security Committees. Elected President of the Fourth Regular Session which opened 20 September 1949 in New York, Signed the Bretton. Woods Agrement for the Philippines, 1945. Philippine Delegate to UNRRA Conference in Atlantic City in March 1940, Head of Philippine Delegation to London Conference on Devastated Areas, 1946. Chief Philippine Delegate to and President of the United Nations Conference on Freedom of Information, Geneva, March-April 1948. Philippine Delegate to the New Delhi Conference on Indonesia January 1949.

Awards: March 1947 First Annual Gold Nadal Award by World Government News for work in the United Nations for peace and world government; May 1947 Gold Medal award by Woodrow Wilson Memorial Foundation of Princeton University "in recognition Of his contribution to public life;" January 1948 International Benjamin Franklin Society's Gold Medal for "distinguished world statesmanship in 1947;" made Freeman of the City of Plymouth, England October 1948.

Married Virginia Llamas in 1924. Children Carlos Llamas Gregorio, Vicente. Ricardo Joses Roberto Rey.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Philippine National Anthem in English, Pilipino and later Chinese when I get the proper Font

The Philippine National Anthem: Philippine Hymn
The Filipino Spirit

The Philippine National Anthem, then known as Marcha
Nacional Filipinas or the Himno Nacional Filipino was
played in 1898 without words. Jose Palma, in 1899 gave it its
first lyrics in Spanish, with the inspiring Filipinas
In the 1920s, after the repeal of the Flag Law, it became
necessary to translate the lyrics. The American colonial
government commissioned the translation of the Spanish
lyrics to English. A Filipino writer, Camilo Osias, and an
American, A.L. Lane, translated Filipinas. The Philippine
Commonwealth officially adopted the Filipino translation of
the National Anthem in 1934. An entire pre-war generation of
Filipinos thus grew up singing the National Anthem in
English. Finally, during the term of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay,
the National Anthem was translated by Julian Cruz
Balmaceda and Ildefonso Santos. On May 26,l956,the
National Anthem, Lupang Hinirang was finally sung in
Filipino. Mlnor revisions were made in 1962, and it is this
final version which is in use today.

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Land of the morning,
ChiU of the sun returning,
With femor burning,
Thee do our souls adore.
Land dear and holy,
Cradlc of noble heroes,
Ne'er shall invaders
Trample thy sacred shore.
Ever within thy skics and through
thy clouds
And o'er thy hills and sea,
Do we behold the radiance,feel
and throb,
Of glorious libefi.
Thy banner, dear to all our hearts,
Its sun and sta,n alight,
O never shall its shiningfield
Be dimmed by tyrant's might!
Beautiful land of lave,
O land of light,
In thine embrace'tis rapture to lie,
But it is Slory ever, when thou art
wronged,
For us,

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The Philippine National Anthem
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Perlas ng Silanganan,
AIflb ng puso,
Sa dibdib ,no'y buhay.
Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng
Sa manlulupig,
Di kn pasisiil.
Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy aI sa langit mong
bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang
minamahal.
Ang kislap ng walawal mo'y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang hinin at araw niya
Kailnn pa ma'y di magdidilim.
Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't
pagsinta,
Buhay ay lnngit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, rut pag rnay
mang-aapi
Angmaymang dnhil sa iyo.
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On June 5, 1898, Aguinaldo issued a decree setting aside June l2
as the day for the proclamation of Philippine independence. At the
same time, he commissioned Julian Felipe, a composer from
Cavite, to prepare a composition which would be played during
the independence ceremonies. On June I l, Felipe showed
Aguinaldo the draft of his musical composition, which was
entitled Marcha Filipina Magdalo. Aguinaldo and the other
revolutionary leaders, upon hearing the composition played on the
piano, adopted it as the official march of the Philippines.
Aguinaldo then requested Felipe to teach the music to the
members of the band of San Francisco de Malabon so it could be
played the next day. Felipe changed the title of the march to
Marc ha Nac ional F ilipina(Philippine National March).
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The following day(June 12,1898), the music band of San
Francisco de Malabon played it for the first time during the
unfurling of the Filipino flag at Kawit. The beautiful melody of the
anthem stirred the people's patriotic fervor.
For more than a year, the anthem remained without words.
Towards the end of August 1899, a young poet-soldier named Jose
Palma(younger brother of Dr. Rafael Palma) wrote the poem
entitled Filipinas. This poem expressed in elegant Spanish verses
the ardent patriotism and fighting spirit of the Filipino people. It
became the words of the anthem. At last the national anthem was
complete -- with music and words.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

from Clarita Ramos indirectly

Mental Feng Shui



This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received. Hope it works for you -- and me!



Lotus Touts: You have 6 minutes



There's some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for g ood luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.



Do not keep this message.



The Lotus Touts must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious, agnostic, or otherwise faith impaired.



ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.



TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.



THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.



FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.



FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.



SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.



SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.



EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.



NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.



TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.



ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.



TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.



THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"



FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.



FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.



SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.



SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.



EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.



NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.



TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.



TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.



Now, here's the FUN part!

Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve. 1-4 people: Your life will improve slightly.

5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking.

9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks

&nbs p;

15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you ever dreamed of will begin to take shape.



A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. Do not keep this message.

Science vs. God-This will make you speechless

Science vs. God-This will make you speechless

(contributed by Mission Hope)
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Science vs. God
'Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ.' The
atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks
one of his new students to stand.
'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'
'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So you believe in God?'
'Absolutely.'
'Is God good?'
'Sure! God's good.'

'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
'Yes.'

'Are you good or evil?'
'The Bible says I'm evil.'

The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible!' He considers for a
moment.

'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you
can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'
'Yes sir, I would.'

'So you're good...!'
'I wouldn't say that.'

'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you
could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He
doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even
though he prayed to Jesus to heal him How is this Jesus good? Hmmm?
Can you answer that one?'
The student remains silent.

'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of
water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

'Let's start again, young fella Is God good?'
'Er...yes,' the student says.

'Is Satan good?'
The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'

'Then where does Satan come from?'
The student : 'From...God...'

'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there
evil in this world?'
'Yes, sir.'

'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
'Yes.'

'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created
everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to
the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'

Without allowing the student to answer, the professor continues: 'Is
there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible
things, do they exist in this world?'
The student: 'Yes.'
'So who created them?'

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his
question. 'Who created them? There is still no answer. Suddenly the
lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is
mesmerized.

'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in
Jesus Christ, son?'
The student's voice is confident: 'Yes, professor, I do.'

The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use
to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen
Jesus?'
'No sir. I've never seen Him'

'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not.'

'Have you ever actually felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt
your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ,
or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'

'Yet you still believe in him?'
'Yes.'

'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable
protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to
that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem
science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of
his own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat?'
'Yes,' the professor replies. 'There's heat.'

'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'

'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The
room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.

'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,
unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't
have anything called 'cold'. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero,
which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no
such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the
lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when
it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter
have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence
of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the
absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in
thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of
heat, sir, just the absence of it.'

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom,
sounding like a hammer.
'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if
it isn't darkness?'

'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the
absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright
light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing
and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to
define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be
able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This
will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'

'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed
to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed?
Can you explain how?'

'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.
'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a
bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite,
something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.
It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully
understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be
ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.'

'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they
evolved from a monkey?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young
man, yes, of course I do'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he
realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you
not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a
preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the
commotion has subsided.

'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student,
let me give you an example of what I mean.'
The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who
has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into
laughter.

'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt
the professor's brain, touched or smelled the professor's brain? No
one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of
empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have
no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says you have no
brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student,
his face unreadable.
Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I guess
you'll have to take them on faith.'

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists
with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as
evil?'

Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see
it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It
is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world.
These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'

To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least
it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It
is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the
absence of God.

God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man
does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that
comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is
no light.'
The professor sat down.

Pass this on if you have faith and love Jesus.

40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb and Powerful Life in 2008

40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life in 2008!
These are really very powerful... implement whenever you can.

(contributed by Clarita Ramos)

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Record your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to____ today."
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm,and Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in factories.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eatblueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life .
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, "energy vampires", issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the "energy vampires" away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about
24. Burn the candles, use the nice bed sheets, don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business .
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. So stop complaining about the weather, the job, the rents,... etc., etc.
31.. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful,beautiful or joyful.
33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
34. The best is yet to come.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress upand show up.
36. Do the right thing!
37.. Call your family often.
38. Each night before you go to bed, complete the following statements: " I am thankful for ___." Today I accomplished____.
39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass.You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.