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Philippines Now and Then

Friday, April 13, 2012 Posted by Glenn Von Posadas

Kanina, ika-13 ng Abril taong 2012, kasama ko si Gerardo De Vera at si Yuri. Habang kami ay naghihintay (naghintay ng humigit-kumulang TATLONG ORAS) sa model naming si Kristin(isang napakagandang chiks), napagkwentuhan namin ang panahon ngayon. Mula sa Ka-OA-han ni P-Noy at ang kaungasan ng hilagang Korea. Una, ang kabobohan ni P-Noy, ika nga ni Yuri. Ewan, dati hanga ako kay P-Noy. Ngayon medyo nalang. Oo nga pala, na-open ni Yuri ang isyu tungkol sa Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, bobo daw si P-Noy. Hmmm? Bakit nga ba ayaw nila itong gamitin? Hindi alam ng karamihan sa ating mga pinoy na bababa ng husto ang Electric Bills natin. Bakit? E ang kuryente natin sa pinas, halos dumedepende sa langis, at kapag tumaas ang presyo ng langis sa pandaigdigang pamilihan(world market), tataas din ang singil sa kuryente. Oo, hindi ko pa nasasagot ang tanong kung bakit ayaw itong buksan. Marahil, isa na dito ang takot natin na baka sumabog daw kagaya ng Chernobyl. Bullshit, noong ako ay nasa ika-apat na taon sa high-school, nagresearch ako about sa Chernobyl Accident para sa Physics subject namin. At napagalaman ko na, isa sa mga factors kung bakit sumabog ito ay dahil "Its design is unique." Ang design nito, as far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, ay kakaiba at bukod-tangi kumpara sa ibang Nuclear Power Plants sa ibang bansa.

Going on, bakit O-A si P-Noy? Aba ewan ko kay Yuri, O-A din ata si Yuri e. haha! Alam kong ginagawa lahat ni P-Noy para lang maisalba ang Pinas sa kahirapan.

Let's move on, the title of this post is "Philippines, Now and Then". Ibalik natin ang nakaraan, mag-time travel tayo sa panahon ni Master Ferdinand Marcos, Ooops, na-open din ito sa usapan naming tatlo. Noong second year high school ako, tinanong kami ng aming guro: Anong panahon daw ang maituturing na Golden Age ng Pinas? Ang sagot ko, "ma'am, noong panahon po ni Marcos". LOL. Lakas ko mang-echos no? Kala mo nabuhay sa panahon ni Marcos. Bakit hindi kayo magtanong sa inyong mga Lolo't Lola, Mama at Papa about kay Marcos?

Teka, BIBIGYAN KO MUNA KAYO NG ISANG PATIKIM NA ARTIKULO(na nakita ko na pinost si sir Dexter De Guia sa kanyang Facebook) NA MULA SA FIRSTLIGHT by Kin Enriquez

Malalaman niyo dito, na, DAMN! Imba si Marcos, kumpara sa mga nagdaan at kasalukuyan nating presidente. HANEP MASTER MARCOS!


Philippine-made Rockets


A few years ago a cousin of mine told me about the supposedly top-secret
 project of then 
President Ferdinand Marcos to develop a rocket or missile indigenously. 
The name of the rocket is Bongbong 1. 
I was incredulous when I heard about it (until today) when I remembered the story 
and did 
some googling.



What I unearthed is that there is actually a program, called Santa Barbara Project, 
and the launching 
pad of the missiles/rockets was the Caballo Island, which is near Corregidor.





There's a thread at timawa.net that has some pictures 
of the launching of the rockets/missiles (pics above). 
One version of the rocket can be launched by a mobile truck-mounted launcher, 
and there is also a submerged launcher, like from a submarine probably.

To quote:


"Since 1972 a series of 37 dynamic tests were conducted on the 
180-mm rocket. 
All tests were performed at Caballo Island except for four firings in 
Fort Magsaysay. 
Different versions...were used: short version, with fixed fins, l
ong version with fixed fins, l
ong version with folding fins, and the pressure-assisted takeoff type... 
The launchers were Fixed Open Frame (short), Fixed Open Frame (long), 
truck-mounted tube launcher, truck-mounted open frame and submerged 
launcher for underwater firing"





this is Caballo Island, as seen from Corregidor (taken by me last January 2010):


Ito pa, as quoted, from yahoo answers, by CDOGUIDE:


"President Marcos had a vision of a "New Society" or the "Bagong Lipunan". Projects were made to put the Philippines in the world map like the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Its first major event was hosting the Miss Universe pagent back in the 1970's. Also there was a drive towards a Filipino identity. Filipino languange or Tagalog was promoted. Government agencies/positions used Filipino names like Kabataang Barangay (the predecessor of Sangguniang Kabataan) including government sponsored events like Palarong Pambansa (National Games). The name of Congress was changed to Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly or Parliament). The name Barrio was changed to Barangay. Architects were encouraged to use Filipino designs hence the Coconut Palace in Manila was built and including other Marcos era buildings.

It was a good start, unfortunately something happened along the way and Marcos became corrupt. If Marcos only followed Singapores Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yews leadership style, the Philippines would have been in a better position now. Take note Singapore was ruled by Prime Minister Lee by dictatorship (no press freedom and under martial law) yet Singapore grew as an industrialized country. Marcos had his chance but he blew it. He had all the qualities of a great leader but he simply took the wrong path."

ANYWAY, KAHIT SI MARCOS PA ANG MAUPO NGAYON, E KUNG MATITIGAS ANG ULO NATIN(KAGAYA NG MGA ISKWATER NA IPINAGLALABAN ANG WALANG KWENTA NILANG PRINSIPYO, KESYO AYAW IPAGIBA ANG MGA BAHAY NILA, E MAY KAPALIT NAMAN NA MUCH BETTER NA TIRAHAN, E HINDI TALAGA UUNLAD ANG PINAS. STOP BLAMING EACH OTHER, STOP BLAMING THE PRESIDENT. WOOO! WAG NA TAYONG GUMAWA NG MGA ANAK NA HINDI NATIN KAYANG PALAMUNIN AT BIGYAN NG KALIDAD NA EDUKASYON! AT HIGIT SA LAHAT, MAGING RESPONSABLE. HINDI GAYA NG PAGAAKSAYA NG ENERHIYA, E PUNYETA, WALA NA NGA TAYONG POWER PLANT E, KAHIT MAYAMAN KA PANG UNGAS KA, PINAPALALA MO ANG GLOBAL WARMING AT INUUBOS MO SA WALANG KWENTANG BAGAY ANG FOSSIL FUELS NG MUNDO!

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-glenn




“There are many things we do not want in this world. Let us not just mourn them; let us change them”

-Ferdinand Marcos

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Author: Glenn Posadas

20 year old 5th year Computer Engineering Student, a blogger, photographer, programmer, and an electronics hobbyist; a Christian who loves God very much..

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  1. Kla ko tungkol kay cory at bataan nuclear power plant. Ayaw daw ni cory matuloy ang power plant dahil ayaw niya na tumatak si marcos sa isip ng mga pilipino.daaaaaaaaaaaaammmn!

  2. Nako vinz, naghirap ka pa magcomment. Meronnaman fb comment sa ibaba nito. Haha. Anyway, tama. Galing ah. Gago si cory e. Haha. Bitter

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