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THE PHILIPPINES: FRAGILE DEMOCRACY OR STRONG REPUBLIC

The Philippines is cannot be easily identified as a nation possessing fragile democracy or strong republic. As the promise of democracy was granted, it does not reassure us a true democratic nation because of the different factors that contributed to its weakening, thus I firmly believe that the Philippines does not have a strong republic because democracy is not on its highest level. The Philippines calls itself a democracy since most of the citizens are able to express their various rights, express their collective decisions, and there is a government in which the power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly, but for me it is just a wasted democracy since not everyone benefits on it. Poor people who constitute the majority of Philippine society are being under the elites who control the democracy they possessed. It started from the time we were colonized by the Spaniards up to the time we achieved the independence with the aid of Americans. The democracy is already in our hands but the continuous insurgencies poisoned the democratic base of the country. Instead of just focusing on the communist groups who wanted to prevail in the country, the government itself is also a problem and one of the proofs are the People Power Revolutions that happened just to overthrow the head of the nation, that is why it is very hard to assume that we have strong democracy since those problems are in front of us at the moment America acquired the independence for us, but I believe that international support is the strength of Philippine democracy but we are so dependent to them that we forgot our own values. We are blinded by Western values and because of that we are easily manipulated and if they helped us, we are already taking into consideration that we have this debt of gratitude to the country that helped us like for instance Japan, America, and Australia gave their helping hands in dealing terrorism in our country.

Philippines has fragile democracy, that is why I cannot say that we have strong republic because just looking in our economy we can already state if we have it or not. In my point of view economy is the strength of the country and given that poverty is very rampant in our country, we cannot say that all of the Filipinos have high standards of living. Many of the Filipinos have no capacity to sustain the food they need every day, and also, not everyone has appropriate jobs to earn money and use it for managing their lives. Another, the word republic stresses the democratic context in which state strength is to be nurtured. Filipinos have chosen democracy, after ousting a dictator in 1986, in the hope that it would guarantee that required public choices will be made responsibly to people’s demands and the requirements of the economy but people in the upper class continued to hamper the progress and most of the politicians involved themselves on corruption, so no matter how hard foreign countries to extend their help to us it will take time for the Philippines to obtain strong republic because it is rooted on the politics and if the political instability will not be resolved, the democracy and the economy will be affected and therefore, it will weakened the Philippine Republic. It is already in our hands, Lapu-Lapu defeated Magellan, many Filipinos suffered in the American-Japanese War, it is a great sacrifice and now our only task is to make the democracy strong to achieve a strong republic. It will not happen if we still do not manage the diversity in our county. We are one nation but we are divided, and yes our government has the responsibility in making reforms to make the democracy well-built in but they cannot do that alone, unity is the solution so that our democracy will be strong and we are entitled to strong republic.-jspj-

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GOING BACK

You know what, I abandoned my Tumblr before since I though WordPress is the best for my thoughts and rants, but now I am going back to where I started, but do not worry too much, WordPress, from time to time I will also post on you, but sorry, Tumblr caught my heart again. Are you going to make a move to bring me back? I guess the reason that made me love Tumblr again is the lay-out. Yes, I found the lay-out that I really want and that is House of Fashion, but unfortunately you do not have same lay-out. Anyway, Thank you for stocking my posts and let me interact with strangers, and you know what I am blushing whenever I am seeing my STATS go wild even if even if I am not online or my blog is not updated. I really appreciate my blog readers here in WordPress THANKYOU!

So for those who have Tumblrs out there, check out mine, and let us follow each other. 🙂

http://joyspjacinto.tumblr.com/

One Peek Dude

–I can’t believe that one twitter account can define the Half of my life.The person behind it simply rocks!–

I’m a teen. I have a messy room. I spend most of my time online. I have private things on my phone. I get high on life and overdose daily on happiness.I go to bed late&im crazy about 1 person. Just because I’m not talking, doesn’t mean I’m in a bad mood. Sometimes I just like being quiet.I get re-pissed about an old sitatution whenever I start thinking about it again.

Facebook is my friend. YouTube is my voice. Google is my brain. Twitter is my heart.I hate liars, hypocrites, & people who take advantage of the people who care about them.

I don’t need a perfect relationship, I just need someone who won’t give up on me.I really want a relationship where we can act like idiots, talk about the most random stuff, share music, and never get tired of each other.My version of flirting is looking at someone I find attractive multiple times and hoping they are braver than I am. But you know what, when we’re talking about love, If you’re important they’ll make a way to be with you, if you’re not they’ll make an excuse.

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I’m ready for hot summer nights, swimming though I dunno how to swim(weird),staying up late, and all that other sappy summer stuff. Summer, just makes everything better.My life is a constant battle between my love of food and not wanting to get fat

I don’t smoke. I don’t drugs. I go to school . & I will not lose my self-respect just to fit in. I don’t do pinky promises, I do middle finger promises. So if you screw me over, you’re done, and that’s a legit promise.

Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, avoid the b.s, take chances, & never regret because at one point it was what u wanted.Disappointments are just God’s way of saying: “I’ve got something better”‘ Be patient, live life, have faith.

PS
If you don’t like my words, don’t listen. If you don’t like my appearance, don’t look. If you don’t like my actions, turn your head. Simple.
You can say anything about me, but I am who I am & that’s something you could never be.

=)Jac

Beware of Panda


Sometimes what we think is easy turned out to be the hardest

10 Reasons why you’re still awake though you really would like to feel your soft pillow: (don’t mind the sequencing, i just include what first popped on my mind)

1. Waiting for someone’s text message.

Hello bestfriend Ann. You’re waiting for message of? Hmmm, Lezz just sing HeyMickey! lalala 🙂

This is very true especially if you are still on your teenage years. Yes what I am talking about here is your oh-so-fairytale-wannabe-lovelife. You sacrificed your sleeping hours just to wait for that one important message which you will realize if you get older that you have just wasted your time keeping your eyes widely open.This is because of this statement “Bakit ko ba nagustuhan yan”, or worst “Hindi ko nagustuhan yan ah”. A moment of denial will suddenly swallow you.

2. Hello twitter, facebook, youtube, obviously tumblr, flickr, Friendster, pinstagram, instagram, 9gag, and many more.

SisterFriends (Krizzy and Jo) Busy as a bee ha? I think you don’t need the lappy, both of you are rich, BBSOC always.

From time to time you are checking for new updates and notifications from your fave social networking sites, but don’t you think there is more productive thing to do than that? I am brokenhearted since I seldom found a teenager spending his/her time reading a book. A book that is very useful for our academics but I must say, sometimes reading those things is mind-numbing.Well, I cannot blame them, maybe I don’t see them handling a book because they are into Kindle or Wattpad. Those things are already ordinary for teens of the 21st century since they don’t need to buy a book, one google away then they will be able to read what caught their hearts. It’s more practical but the feeling of owning a book is priceless. It is forever yours and you can always treasure and go back to the favorite parts of yours.

3. You slept the whole day.

Say Hello to the Sleeping Beauty, Yeah who’s the beast?

I sometimes hate this especially if it happened to me for consecutive days. Instead of feeling great, you end up feeling so exhausted. You will also end up crazy little bug thinking if what will make you sleep. Isn’t that annoying?

4. You are thinking of someone though he/she is not thinking about you. (do i sound bitter there?)

Oh Kimmy your pose is really suited to this reason. Tamang Emo lang?

Let me go back to those fairytales which are full of shits. Instead of unconditional love, hello unrequited love! But don’t worry, there is a saying that if you are thinking of someone, he/she will not fall asleep too. So it is fair right?Nakaganti ka na. This deserves an evil laugh!

5. You are busy stalking someone.(uh-oh fishing!)

Hey Odin, Share please! But I think I know na kung sino yan inii-stalk mo. :”) Let Jo do everything, she’s like Detective Conan. Expert!

I firmly believe it is connected to the reason number 2. Procrastination =Stalking. Even me, i always do this. I am very glad since Facebook and Twitter do not have what Friendster had before,the “who viewed your profile”, or else, omgsh! Kill me now! Oh I hope Fb and twitter won’t add that to their updates.Please oh please. Stalkers will lose their life.

6. You are so preoccupied that makes you forget that there is still tomorrow to think about those things.

Mara your sisterfriends are all here, watcha thinking???Lezz just go to MOA . You know what I mean. :>

Just take it slow, or else, those will stress you out.Who wants those wrinkles, zits, lines, and ugly face, right? Step by step is a must!

7. You feel so hungry but you are scared to go to your kitchen because the lights are all off.

Fave Food of us. Hello Ann’s Place

You need to thank your mom for switching the lights off, maybe she realized your body is getting fat, and your arms are so flabby. But wait, belly will be angry? Just force yourself to sleep than be forever regretful when you face that scale.

8. Oh please this one is childish, scary, whatever. You are imagining that there’s a ghost under your bed, infront of you, or worst, sleeping beside you.

Isn’t that creepy?Uh-oh that’s just Jo’s head, blurred lang po. Mara is todo-emote oh. 🙂

It sounds creepy for kids but for adults acting like “oh-shit-i-am-scared-to-death, that is overacting. I confess to you, I am one of those adults. Shame on me guys. Hello! As if it haven’t popped on your mind once in a while.Do not act as if you are so strong, there is no rule saying “you should not be afraid of ghosts”. So I think I will not be reprimanded for being OA.

9. You are so excited to what tomorrow brings, like a bonding with girlfriends, shopping with mom, girls/boys hunting with dad or mom, refreshing getaway with the whole family, or a date with your special someone.

Do they look excited??

What i can say about it,if you want to look fresh and sassy for any bonding, sleep first. Who would love to go with you if you are weaker than a loser boxer. Mellowing out before a tiring day will make you more alive than anybody else. I bet you, it’s more fun!

10. It is just that Someone is thinking of you.

Oh please don’t think we’re lesbo. We have same crush as of now, and i hope Krizzy will give up na. :’)

It is very related to the reason number 4. Now you are torn between two emotions; So are you gonna be happy since someone can’t take you out of their mind or you’ll gonna kick their ass for letting those moon on your face gets bigger each day?

Tip 101
I will not let you count the animals on your head, that’s so elementary.

Pray..Just Inhale…exhale! Free your mind. Close your eyes. Think that God wants you to sleep not because He wants you to worry again about those hyper-stressful reasons, instead, He would like to whisper while you are sleeping that tomorrow is another day,so better rest and ready yourself for the challenges that makes life real.
You know what, Panda looks good with those moons, so if you don’t like those puffs, and it keeps on pissing you off, don’t be stubborn, Tip101 is there for you. Having a youthful beauty is not forever, so better taste those fugacious pleasures of being away with those big eyes because….Hey you, You are not a Panda!

PS

Sleep early, or else, you will going to be like these silly gals.

Uh-ohhhh… Since they are my dearest friends, I should build them up to you, so I guess I should say that, though they got moons they are the prettiest ever and swaggies of your oh-so-wonderful life.

=)Jac

Heat Plus Beat

Finger snapping, head banging, feet stamping

I am always fond of music, but I am blushing if I found something that is not yet overrated, or still not discovered by many either it’s new or out-dated.

Summer is time for fun, of course, no party poopers allowed! But it would be wilder if it would be accompanied by a song that would not only rock your mind, but also feel the sand through its every beat rather than the usual tone of your summer.

Simple Plan, a French-Canadian pop punk band collaborated with the famous Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan produced this awesomazin track which really caught my heart. They have released this last December 13, 2011 in Australia, but last February 28, 2012 they released it worldwide.

In fact, this was inspired by the pleasurable past time of the vocalist, Pierre Bouvier, and what I am talking about is, SURFING. That sounds so dandy!

Actually I don’t know how to surf, I haven’t tried it though but watching the video will really let you see how beautiful summer is. I am also enchanted by its genre which is a combination of reggae and ska punk. I bet you, when you heard reggae the first name that will come to your mind is……MRAZ! and yes, I love him too. Ska punk is very new to me, but as a little background it is more focused on using electric guitars, bass guitars, drums, and many more. I can’t really explain that to you since it’s definitely new to me.

I am wondering why I did not find it on the Hot 100 of Billboard.com. I always visit that site since I love to hear new tracks and add it on my playlist so why?? I am bothered now.You know what, this song is so amazing, I guess when my ears are already tired of it, it will sweep its way to the top

So I think I said enough, I will leave you that track which definitely keeps me alive this summer. Download it now, add to your playlist, and keep on chilling. Take note, summer is about to end, every second matters.

=)Jac

On the Edge

It is hard to decide. It is tough to accept the truth, your choice, especially if the things happening around you are so obscure. Inevitably we also hurt and disappoint one another, because we are incomplete and unfinished, always moving and changing as long as we are alive.

I am looking for words to express a sense of responsibility for a fellow human being, words for all the different shades, nuances and understandings of affection, solidarity, caring. I am looking for words to express the terrifying and wonderful experience of trusting another person, to express why it is necessary and good to take that risk – for it is indeed a serious risk.

This world of chances gives us enough sympathy on whatever life may bring. There are times that you are in the mood on talking about nonsensical things with the people you used to be with but on the other hand you don’t know where you will put your grin whenever someone asked you to go out. Actually, these matters can confuse every one of us especially if we don’t have comprehensive way of thinking. Sometimes just to escape the unfeigned score we learn how to ignore every little thing that is happening. We smile even if we are already wounded just to show that we value the foundation of all and that is between one hello and a stunning smile.

There are times that despite of all the trash talks, resentments, and mix-ups, the bond never breaks but when you let cupid hit you then sure-fire what you have started will start to burn out that even the silence kills you so much. So therefore, should you let cupid strike you by his arrow especially if you are certain that in the end everything will fall into pieces? These pieces will be scattered and will let you perspire for picking up and start all over again to build up a friendship that once became so sweet and there is an assurance that forever is true but in an intimate love, forever is sham.

Making up your mind is very risky if you need to face the reality whether you’ll stay wearing the friendship bracelet or your partner’s ring. Ring not because of this age that range to 16 to 17 is already planning to get married but because we all know that a ring symbolizes love. Fate will be so frivolous if it wants you to select only one if we all know we can both choose but the ending will never become as bright as the stars in the sky.

Giving up will always mark a new change whether we like it or not. Clearly, if you have noticed, love whether for friends or special someone has a greater extent to cutback but the care for both will never be reduce because once in our lives although we are deep in the rut we have experienced to cover ourselves with grin even if we are uncertain if it’s because you got a chum or you a got a lover.

=)Jac

Block the Black

Black would be pleasing to other sight for the reason that it can be merged with any color without being dreary or hamming anything up. Black is most of the trash bags’ color where one usually exploits to clear up the land in able to stay in a warm place of white. Finally, black could be so hazardous that in some ways it can totally have the competency to switch one color to another.

Different captivating colors are use in every advertisement especially when vast transformation is very near to come. Orange, yellow, red, and green, who do you think has the guts to wrestle the potent black? Choosing for a fighter who can lead every Filipino towards the immaculate society should not be like asking your friend to buy you a candy which is so easy especially if the price is low. If you need to splurge hours contemplating about what name should you write on the ballot then do so because those hours could be years of impairment if you fail to go for a color that can trounce black.

When setbacks occur, certainly there are some who will blame the government but could you consider the fact that HE already bestowed us everything, all the endowment and skills but humans are the ones who don’t foster it. Yes, we are all identical but we used to be unique because we have various modes to care for what HE provided.

If there’s a light appearing in front of people then most of them will remain on their beds and delight in the feeling of doing nothing to get hold of whatever chance life has been giving to them. On the other hand, if there’s no any offer just a pure black then they tend to grasp some light to those who perspired just to attain the goodness of life.

Hands which HE assiduously and meticulously accomplished are suddenly covered up with nothing but the rubbish from the black bags. Black from the hands will shift until it reaches the whole body, the mind, and unfortunately the heart. How could these hands barely realize that nothing is out of reach? Just move some more.

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As the year change the news in televisions seems like no progress at all. More negative news, less affirmative news, that’s the life of news channels. Over and over, same things are proceeding. Killing there, harassing here, trash talking there, stealing here. Could these people doing it are not getting exhausted of being on screen? Or people want to replicate what they have seen? If it’s like that then what He have done for us could be so absurd. HE sacrificed to rescue us from sins but these people are sacrificing their lives to get the lives of others, it may be their possessions or their real lives.

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Holdup is one of the criminal acts that is very crazy, irrational, and foolish. That is totally black. Of all, I’m blogging about this because I can’t take knowing that it was done to one of the closest person in my heart. We are given the ability to achieve whatever stuff we wanted but some are really impatient and wanted everything in instant. Threatening someone then shoot, gets everything out of a person who determinedly did everything just to have it.

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How could these criminals take a deep breath and bravely do something ruthless to others? In other way, look how fearless they were to do it but in actions which are so moral like finding their own jobs to reach for their dreams, they are being so timid.

Victims of hold ups are propitious if they were not killed beside of getting all of their bits and pieces. Lucky my chum because another door is open. If that black hands conquer my chum’s whole then maybe this will mark as a day when I will be full of regrets for not spending the hours of bliss with my chum.

In some ways, those black things leave a message. Letting these blacks enter one’s life then absolutely another life would be wretch. So you’d better not let these blacks to take place before apprehending what you supposed to feel and do.

I alleged to have another episode of my existence without my chum but now I can’t because I now know how it feels to be so shocked, worried, and hated myself before reading the message that my friend is now all right.

Sometimes blacks will come but in a very bad way but as I perceive, along with it is a white that figures out why it happened. Having too many colors in your life will surely have an opposite attraction, which could be a doomsday for you, a day when blacks will come out without any pity at all. So rather use a pencil, even without color, you can still write the direction of your life, or draw your imaginations that lead to your extraordinary dreams, and lastly color your everyday with the power to erase if ever you’ve done something amiss.

*photos from Google images

=)Jac