Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Ten million Filipinos more overseas (I mean, those who work, study, visit or stay in 100 countries worldwide) can speak, read, write and understand Tagalog.

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AdWords is 10: Tell 'em your story, my AdWords successful business (hi)story is still being drafted

I entered this; you, too, can upload your story, for posterity:

"I am journalist Marc Guerrero - an exponent of the next "in" thing in media: "Journalism with Compassion."

I do business in Manila and across Southeast Asia as Marc Guerrero Communications Inc.

My startup media boutique is engaged in media management, media marketing communications, advocacy public relations and transformative technologies development.

I am trying AdWords now, actually, for the past few months already. But I am not getting through, Oh so successfully, for some technical reasons as a newby in online advertising.

I believe, however, that eventually (meaning, in the coming weeks, months, years) AdWords will greatly help my media entrepreneurship beyond my business expectations.

Marc Guerrero Communications Inc, in fact, can be the next "Googly" in my part of the globe.

Truth is, I have just blogged about AdWords turning 10 in

It's titled:

"AdWords is 10: Tell 'em your story, my AdWords 'successful business (hi)story' is still being drafted."

AdWords' runup to its 11th anniversary in November 2011 will not be complete without me, my business and my CSRs on its roster."

Nearly 200 days back...

President Noynoy Aquino just did as we somewhat proposed, I confided in a buzz-off long ago to Manolo Quezon, a grandson of the Philippine Commonwealth President (classmate of my grandfather's, at the 400-year old University of Santo Tomas) and one of the many speech consultants of P-Noy.

The 15th President of the Republic of The Philippines "took his oath of office," more meaningfully, to 20 volunteers from the ordinary people's sectors via a Commitment to Change pledge, thus:


"Pilipino ako.

"Namamanata ako na tutulong ako sa aking pamunuan,
Sa pagtataguyod ng marangal na pamamahala,
Sa pagpapalakas ng isang lipunang makatarungan,
At sa pagpapatingkad ng ating demokrasya,
Upang guminhawa ang pinakamamahal nating bayang Pilipinas.

"Gagampanan ko ang lahat ng katungkulan ng isang mabuting mamamayan
Na kasing-tindi ng paghamon ko sa aking mga pinuno
Na sumunod sa landas na matuwid.

"Makikipagkapit-bisig ako sa aking kapwa Pilipino
Sama-sama nating babaguhin ang takbo ng kasaysayan
Upang umiral ang kagandahang loob.

"Ipinangangako ko ito, sa ngalan ng aking mga ninuno at mga apo.

"Patnubayan nawa ng Poong Maykapal ang sambayanan."

EARLIER, second President Aquino took a "more traditional" oath of office before Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Conchita Carpio-Morales at high noon of the 30th of June 2010 in the Quirino Grandstand of the Rizal Park in Manila.

This offbeat presidential oathtaking was reminiscent of the decision of his mother, Cory Aquino, who in 1986, was sworn into the presidency by Associate Justice Claudio Teehankee.

Son Noynoy Aquino refused to allow Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Renato Corona to swear him into office, due to Aquino's opposition to the midnight appointment of Corona by outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Months before the June 30th Inaugural, we proposed that Noynoy Aquino took his oath before 21 multisectoral representatives of the Filipino people at EDSA. Thank you for sharing your inaugural space with ordinary Filipinos. Pagpalain ang matuwid mong nilalandas!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

President-elect Noynoy Aquino may take his oath of office before 21 representatives of various sectors in Philippine society by Marc Guerrero

BENIGNO SIMEON COJUANGCO AQUINO III, 15th President-elect of the Republic of The Philippines after Emilio Famy Aguinaldo (and not including their predecessors Manuel Luis Quezon, Andres Bonifacio and Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda et al), may take his oath of office on the 30th of June 2010 not necessarily before the (until May the 17th) Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno nor his successor (if Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will have her way), the next High Court CJ Renato Corona.

Noynoy Aquino as President may swear allegiance to The Philippines, to our flag and to the 100 million Filipino people in the country and in 100 countries that he will do “his utmost best” by the blessings of God and his heroic parents (Ninoy and Cory Aquino) before 21 “ordinary Filipino” representatives symbolizing 21 sectors that comprise Philippine society in the 21st century.

This is in keeping with the spirit, essence, substance, style and form of the First EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986 that catapulted a housewife into power which equalized a 20-year martial reign by a strongman.

Members of the High Tribunal together with the Archbishop of Manila and all the spiritual leaders of all religions or Faiths that keep our nation alive plus the nine presidential candidates who did not make it to the polls, may serve as great “witnesses” to the Aquino inaugural.

Pangulong Noynoy Aquino may enjoin all other winning candidates in the generally peaceful first automated-counting national and local elections of the 10th of May 2010 from vice president, senators, congressmen, governors, mayors down to the line of councilors, partylisters and all to take their respective oaths of office with him before the 21 sectoral representatives on June 30.

Presidente Noynoy Aquino Inaugural organizers may do the oath-taking not in Luneta or Malakanyang but at the Our Lady of Peace church in the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue, the seat where “Freedom President of The Philippines” Cory Aquino and Jaime Cardinal Sin used to inspire people.

In the spirit of genuine reconciliation, the Aquino Inaugural organizers may have to make sure that Cielo Macapagal Salgado is there, Imelda, Imee and Bongbong Marcos are there, President Fidel Valdez Ramos and family are there, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Loi Ejercito, Guia Gomez, Jinggoy Estrada, JV Ejercito and family are there, and the whole clan of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be there to show the whole wide world that “ours is a working democracy,” that has the great potential to become “better than America’s or Great Britain’s.”

Heads of states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including, perhaps, US State Secretary Hillary Clinton or Al Gore representing Barack Obama and other leading lights of circa-21 democracies may grace the Aquino inaugural together with the members of the diplomatic corps in Manila.

With such a noble and novel inaugural idea that goes along the tradition of the spirit of the first EDSA, “all is well that ends well.”

And then we can move on, move up and move to the right direction… faster than the speed of thought. If we can pack up in six years or 12 the 900-year democratic reconscientization processes before the French people acquired their Liberte, the better for the millions of Manny Villar’s mga batang paslit sa putikan.#

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Every Passing Second is a Chance for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Redeem Herself by Turning The Philippines Around Now, Until the Next Ondoys or Ketsanas Hit the 'Pearl of the Orient' Unto Historical Oblivion

I am journalist Marc Guerrero, Filipino citizen of the world, holder of  diplomatic 'Hopenhagen' passport No 2505576438.

I and my colleagues in the media (in The Philippines and in more than 100 countries) at The Press for Help Project initiatives via are One with the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen (Dec 7-18 2009), with Al Gore, and with likeminded, likehearted and likespirited individuals and groups, specially the eight-pax BAD 2009 Team of Robin Beck, a co-changemaker at in Washington DC led-inspired by Ben Ratray, Heather Graham et al, who are moving and shaking the world with Blog Action Day (BAD) 2009: Climate Change, today, the 15th of October, a day after my 48th birthday. That's BAD for any political, business, civil society and religious leaders and followers who are on the wrong side of history (specially "those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent" - chief speechwriter Jon Favreau for 44th US President Barack Hussein Obama inaugural), and I think it's good for me and my next generations! See how 20,000 BAD Australian bloggers started in 2007

THE PHILIPPINE Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA as in "hope" in Tagalog) had assigned the name "Ondoy" to three tropical cyclones in Western Pacific from 2001. There was a second Ondoy in 2005, named internationally as tropical storm Temblin. Typhoon Ketsana - the third Ondoy - on the 26th of Sept 2009 (wedding day in Los Banos, Laguna, The Philippines, of my son's best man Lythus Lobo) was the strongest Ondoy to hit Metro Manila and the almost entire country.

Wikipedia described the worse Ondoy in the Philippine climate history since Bagyong Yoling in the late-1960s that flooded the whole of Central Luzon:

"Typhoon Ketsana (international designation: 0916, JTWC designation: 17W, PAGASA name: Ondoy) formed early on September 23 2009, about 860 km (535 mi) to the northwest of Palau. The depression remained weak and was downgraded to a low pressure area later that day by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The low pressure area then reintensified early the next day and was named as Tropical Depression Ondoy by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the depression. It was then reupgraded to a tropical depression by the JMA later that morning before the JTWC followed suit early on Sept 25, designating the depression as 17W. The intensification of Ondoy was hampered throughout Sept 25 by the system moving into an area of moderate vertical windshear and an upper level trough of pressure which was moving over the system. It was then upgraded to a Tropical Storm and named as Ketsana before passing over the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

"On Sept 24, PAGASA placed the provinces of Aurora, northern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes under Public Storm Warning Signal  No 1 which meant that winds of 30–60 km/h were expected to affect the said areas within 36 hours. After the floods struck, some were critical of the government's failure to predict the scale of the disaster, or to lessen the damage it caused.[8]

"On Sept 24, Ketsana was estimated to be 330 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes with a maintaining speed of 55 km/h at its center.[27] A day later, Ketsana was spotted 360 km southeast of Baler, Aurora with maximum winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. PAG-ASA alerted public storm signal no. 2 into the provinces of Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, and Polillo Island in Quezon.[28] On Sept 26, shortly before noon in PST (around 0400 UTC), Ketsana made its landfall at the border of Aurora and Quezon provinces, packed with maximum winds of 85 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 100 km/h.[29] At 2:00 PM PST (0600 UTC) that day, Ketsana approached Metro Manila and caused widespread flooding into the cities of Marikina, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Quezon, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Antipolo, Taguig, Valenzuela and San Juan. Flooding also occured in nearby provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and other Southern Tagalog areas. Major roads were rendered impassable because of huge flood currents and clogged cars.[29] On the same hand, air flights were canceled because of heavy rains.
Earlier, power interruptions were reported in Camarines Norte and minor landslides occurred in Camarines Sur.[29] EDSA was closed because of heavy flooding."

Nearly 500 people lost their lives at the height of the storm. Thousands more were dying on the aftermath due to continuous flooding, unattended garbage collection, unrehabilitated public works and other woes. Damage to agriculture and infrastructure was estimated by Wikipedia at PhP4.9 billion. Combined Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin and other mainstream media accounts put the liabilities at P10 billion. NGOs were in a consensus that official and unofficial estimates could double in terms of lost business. 

I am still writing my blog action for climate change artcle in Manila now. Hang on. I'll be right back.


Writing on...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Octoberians, oxens and other oracles

Do you believe in luck? Do you believe in chance? Do you believe in destiny? Do you know how to predict your future? Do you know who you are, what you are? Do you know yourself, really?

In the Filipino language, we call them hula, suwerte, kapalaran at iba pa.

If you asked me, do I believe in the esoterica and such stuff?: Yes I do. No I do not.

Let me put it simply, if the prediction, the forecast, the hula, or the reading of dreams, etcetera, were positive, proactive, productive and progressive (translate: it will make me grow as a person with well being), I believe. If it’s negative, alarming or depressing, I don’t. Forget it!

And that is why I call these exercises, a katuwaan, or just for fun. Ready?

Today is a Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in Manila, The Philippines.

The 14th of October is the 287th day of the year (288th during leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining to the 31st of December 2009.

Not only do the komedyano Joey de Leon, a Filipino renaissance man, beauty queen Daisy Reyes (pa rin), music executive Sharon Dy {now, or still is (?) Law}, and politician Evelio Javier (in the league of Ninoy Aquino) were born today.

Celebrities Usher (1978), American singer and actor; Stephen Smith (1967), American sports journalist; Carole Malone (1954), English newspaper columnist; Shelley Ackerman (1953), American astrologer, writer and singer; Katha Politt (1949), American writer who had a pure Filipino name Katha; Christopher Timothy (1940), British actor; Cliff Richard (1940), English singer replicated by Filipino sugar baron and musician Jose Mari Chan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren (1939); English actor Roger Moore  (1927) of James Bond fame; ee cummings (1894), poet; Dwight Eisenhower (1890), 34th US President; and William Penn (1644), English founder of Pennsylvania, were also born today. 

Great events, both in the positive and negative lights, happened on Oct 14: The District of Columbia Bar Association in 1958 voted to accept Black Americans as members, and that is why there is Barack Obama in DC now.  In 1949, the Chinese Red Army occupied Canton (Guangzhou), and that is why Mainland Chinese had always considered themselves Communists or Reds, up to now. Winnie the Pooh, the children’s book, by AA Milne, was first published in 1926. In 1884, George Eastman patented the paper-strip photographic film, and that was why movies up to the ‘60s-‘70s were done in Eastman color. First US President George Washington proclaimed the first American Thanksgiving Day in 1789. A Canadian friend says their Thanksgiving Day falls in October. Americans moved their celebration with turkey feasts in November. I was asked, what’s the Filipino Thanksgiving Day? Marcos had his own thanksgiving on Sept 21 (the day he imposed martial law in the entire Philippines). I told my friend, Pinoys give thanks everyday, every week, every month of their lives, and not just for the blessings in every passing year.

And so I am giving thanks today for the 48 blessed years of my life. I look forward to the next 52 years in prosperity, health and peace of mind, with wisdom and impact. I wrote in a health magazine a few years back that I Shall Live Until 100, but my ideas will live for a thousand years after I moved on.

I am a Sun Libran.
In Sanskrit, the name of my Hindu astrology is Tula.

Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It originated from the constellation of Libra. According to western astrologers, my sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Libra is considered a “masculine,” a positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four cardinal signs. I am ruled by the planet Venus that also rules Taurus. Being the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra has been associated with the astrological seventh house, wrote the wikidotters in the Wikipedia.
According to, the Seventh House is commonly referred to as the House of Partnership. With this House, we see a shift away from the self toward another – a partner. By cooperating with, and relating to, another, we unite for the purpose of achieving something. Purpose is important to the Seventh House, the act of accomplishing something great or small for the self, the partnership, and even society as a whole. In uniting with another, we also become a more valuable member of our world: we make a contribution, one small cog in the wheel of life. We have purpose. Cooperation and partnership help to expedite our purpose in life.

I am an Oxen, not a cow (Korea) but a water buffalo (Chinese) or carabao in The Philippines. I am a Metal Oxen like Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States. With all due respect, Mr Obama is not the first black president, our own Carlos P Garcia (tanned or dark as the kayumanggi can be) was “black Filipino,” in jest, of course. 


In a quick-drive through the Hub Pages, a posting from a Chinese who goes by the lunar calendar revealed, Obama, born on the 4th of August 1961 (he is also 48 this year), is a metal ox.

He described the metal oxen as “a gentleman and a man who is very sure of himself.” They are often brilliant at what they chose to do in life and because of this they usually rise to positions of leadership quite easily.
Ox men, just like ox women, should never be underestimated. Often people make the mistake of underestimating them because of their cool, calm and quiet exterior – this is always a mistake. When an ox makes up his or her mind to do something, nothing at all can stop them.

Ox men read widely, they are well rounded and can engage in brilliant conversation that is full of substance. They respect people who have genuine knowledge of the topic at hand. However, in all cases, action speaks louder than words for the ox; you have to be able to back up your talk.

Ox people like Obama prefer people who are confident and sure of themselves, and who act and live accordingly. This applies to both men and women.

Hub added, Oxens in general are not considered romantic in the Hollywood sense of the word. Rather, the ox people are truly passionate and capable of great love and genuine loyalty. He won't give you diamonds and furs - again the Hollywood flash is not appealing when it comes to giving or receiving gifts, but he will give gifts of love that are practical, like a house, a car, investments, etc.

You won't attract this man with cheap seductive tricks. It is far better to respect his intellect and be a match for it.

My one birthday wish?: Be ‘One’ with me in my humanitarian pet program: “The Press for Help Project.” Request your invite from and

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bloggers are not just journalists, they are the new publishers and producers, editors and news managers, columnists, photographers and artists

Bloggers are journalists. Bloggers are more than journalists.

Move over, mainstream media. Here comes you, me, them, and We, the Media!

YouMedia and WeMedia are more interactive, more convergent, more interlinked and more interconnected with their newssources and newsmakers than the socalled mainstream media.

They can report the news, spice the news up with better features, and churn out their own first-person views, if not those of third parties, solicited or not, regarding any one or all personalities, events, places and passions, inside and out, up close and personal.

Compared to mainstream journalists, bloggers can report the news (as is, where is) and disseminate their news and views, in real time. You need not wait for the early- or late-night news on TV or tomorrow's edition of the newspaper to get any news live, and the protagonists and antagonists, alive, in living color, so to speak.

Add on to weblogging the socalled Web 2.0 social networking platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to MySpace and Friendster, etcetera, and what will you get: It's the future of news. It's social media. It's future is now.

Declares Arianna Huffington, queen ant-and-bee of the online Washington Postish-wannabe at

"Despite all the current hand-wringing about the dire state of newspapers, we are actually in the midst of a Golden Age for news consumers. We can surf the net, use search engines, access the best stories from around the world, and interact by commenting and forming communities.
"The days of publishing pooh-bahs dictating to us what's important and what's not are over. We now can get the news we want, when we want it, how we want it and where we want it.
"The Web has given us control over the news we consume. Now the explosive growth of online social networking is fundamentally changing our relationship with news as well. It's no longer something we passively take in. We now engage with news, react to news and share news.
"News has become an important element of community — something around which we gather, connect and converse. We all are part of the evolution of a story now — expanding it with comments and links to relevant information, adding facts and differing points of view.
"In short, the news has become social. And it will become even more community-powered: stories will be collaboratively produced by editors and the community, and conversations, opinion, and reader reactions will be seamlessly integrated into the news experience..."

But, of course, press freedom and related freedom of expression of bloggers, so with print or broadcast journalists, should be more responsible and more responsive to the call of the times. That can make bloggers as "more effective and more efficient" advocacy journalists, specially, if and when he or she practices the ethics and standards of decent, good taste, and fit to publish blog posts for all the world to take a quick-read or study in full.

Marc my word, bloggers as journalists and journalists as bloggers both deserve the same respect we accord the big and small professional practitioners of the fourth estate (the press and the media). Bloggers who are dubbed to belong to the "fifth estate" of the web's blogosphere have rights, too.

When in doubt, please refer to regarding the legal rights of webloggers. Feel free to discuss its merits and demerits, uphold it, sustain it, improve upon it, and live it.