“Ayoko sa call center”

“Ayoko sa call center”

That’s the first thing that went right out of my mouth after I graduated.

I have this mentality back then, when you are going to a call center, your talents will be wasted for their job is not related to my course

I’ve finished AB Broadcasting at a Great University with great schoolmates and professors. They really equipped us with knowledge and skills that will be related to our course.

Anyway, with those are in check I really wanted to land a job in a TV network or in a Advertising firm, to of course, not waste the knowledge that had taught to me.

Months have passed I am still unemployed. some of my friends/schoolmates are already employed. some of them found a Job on a TV network, some of them were in a Advertising firm/agency.

A dream come true.

I became quite envy at them because some of my schoolmates also became workmates, I can see them enjoying in their job/workplace because they are together.

I tried to ask them if there is still a slot or an opening in their firm. well they gave me a person to contact for inquiry. But they also told me that their might be a little chance of me getting employed in their firm since that the firm already accepted a lot of new employees.

I never tried nor contacted the person

I was just not yet ready for work, well that’s what I told my mom at least.

So I again went on stand by mode for a couple of months until my mother told me to find a job already since that it’s been 5 months and I am still unemployed.

“Bakit di mo subukan sa call center? tutal parang tinatamad ka sa mga TV Networks dahil sa mababang sweldo.”

I did not listened to my mother’s advice, at first.

Well I tried following my mom’s advice to look for a job. So I went to look at the internet for a advertising company that is near to my place. (well you know I don’t want to go too far because of traffic in the metro)

Nothing. All of them are in the far south

That’s when the desperation hits, I started visiting the websites of every TV networks here in the and Started to find all of their job openings, looking for something that can fit with my background of education

Again, nothing.

When all else was lost, I started to think “should I just go work at south and sacrifice all of my beloved time because of the traffic?”

In the end I still said “No, you can find a decent job here near your place”

That’s when it hits me, because of my desperation of finding a job. I let go of my picky side and started talking to my sister about applying to her company. Well I asked my sister because I thought it would be an advantage if someone from the company referred me.

I thought wrong.

Anyway, so my sister tried her best to help me in the recruitment phase. We even had a mock interview just to prepare me for the interviews.

Take note: The company that my sister is in is a Call center.

Yes it is a Call center. Who would’ve thought that I would apply to a Call center company, A man who has a strong belief that he does not want to go to work to a call center company because his talents will be wasted?

Well it’s what we call desperation and also being picky-ish at the job

Anyway so the big day has come, It is my interview on the company. My First job interview, well let’s not count the OJT interview for I don’t see that as a LEGIT job interview, Anyway, I was quite nervous and excited at the same time. I tried to remember what my sister has taught me regarding the recruitment in her company. that Time I was confident that I will land the Job

Or so I thought…

When I came in the office, I was really amazed on how the area looks and I really imagined myself working in this company. Anyway, the guys in the recruitment area directed me to a certain room and had me took a test

fortunately I passed it and proceed to another test which was a interview.

So I looks like I passed the interview which I thought the final one, so I expected the next one would be like some sort of a orientation already to the job that I am about to enter.

But I thought wrong.

There was another interview and it looks like this is the final one.

I was sort of caught unguarded but still remained my composure tried to answer every questions that they asked me. The whole thing went well, so after they let me out of the room for deliberation, I am confident again that I would really now pass and get the job.

one of the guy who interviewed me called me back into the room.

Suddenly I felt some sort of a tension in the air. I had a feeling that my answers were not enough for them. But I was still confident that I gave my everything to that interview. So when the interviewers started to talk, what they all pointed out was all positives and a little negatives regarding the interview. But then after they assessed how the interview went, the other guy just told me

“Unfortunately sir, we can’t give you the job”

well that’s not what he exactly said but that was the point. He then said something to about myself or how the interview went well just to compensate the rejection that he gave.

So I left the office with a heavy heart for I thought I could have the same office where my sister is. So I started to tell my sister what happened and of course she told me that she’ll try to do something about it, which I really appreciated.

The rain is falling that day

I think it rained on that day because of this purpose. But when I talked to my mom about it, she just told me that it’s normal in the employment life. she also told me that maybe the company is really not just into guys who had a skillset like mine. also she added that maybe it’s God’s plan not to let me work in that company because maybe there is a company that would suit me best.

God’s plan..

I really do believe in God’s plan and that is why it quite cheered me up and took this event as a learning curve for me to do better in the next job interviews that I will be having. Hey at least I know what to answer and to do in the upcoming interviews.

So I stopped looking for a job for 2 weeks because I was still waiting for the confirmation of my sister if the decision can be reversed. Unfortunately my sister told me that it’s really their final decision and it can’t be changed already. I understood what my sister told me and just accepted it completely. So she just advised me to look for another company.

Another Company?

that is the big question I had for the next 2 weeks. What company should I go next? should I go to another call center company? or is this really a message that I should apply to the TV networks?

I was left clueless for those two weeks so I tried just tried to check in the Internet for any jobs that is available around my area. So when I went to this website and searched for “Jobs in Quezon city” the first thing that popped out is

“We are in need of healthcare representatives! Fixed Saturday and Sunday off!”

Wait, A call center who has a Saturday and Sunday off and it’s just near in my area? I was really intrigued to what the job is offering so I clicked on the link and I read a short description about the Job that they are promoting.

Actually at that time, I really don’t care what job it is anymore. my mindset is to find a job who is near at our house and has sort of a regular schedule.

But I was really intrigued in that Saturday and Sunday off. So I immediately asked my sister on regarding healthcare and what do healthcare accounts do. basically what she just told me is the basics but I really became intrigued. So the day after tomorrow I immediately went to that company to apply.

I really need to get any job now as soon as possible.

So the day has come and I stepped into a unfamiliar territory. I am going to apply to a Company which I don’t have any connections to. But I really need to get a job. so while in the process of recruitment, I was rehearsing myself regarding on what to answer and what to avoid.

I really had my game face on for the entire day.

Nothing actually changed when it comes to the recruitment process, it was just the same like my Sister’s company but of course the questions and tests are quite different.

I got a little bit of anxious and nervous because the events were alike

just like the 1st recruitment, I passed the tests and interviews on the recruitment process so the guys at the HR just asked me to wait for the Final interview, A interview with a person who has a position on the account. then I really started to get quite nervous already because the circumstances were really alike to the previous interview that I had. there was a thought in my head that this may fail also but I still remained composed and rehearsed what I am going to say to different kinds of questions.

It was around 11pm already, I am very hungry and I am the only one left in the recruitment hub/room so I thought that the interview would be continued tomorrow so I tried thinking going home. but I am really determined and hopeful to not to go home empty handed so I still waited.

After a couple of minutes there was a guy who entered the recruitment room and called my name. So I prepped myself already.

This is it. I will do my best and get this job

That was what is running on my mind while I am approaching to the room where I am going to be interviewed.

So I handed over my resume, He looked for it for a while and asked some questions. Some questions are the same questions that was asked to me in my 1st interview so I was able to answer them quickly and with conviction. there were some questions that are new but I was able to answer them confidently, I think?

So now we sort of had a short break because he was still checking my resume and then after writing something in my resume, He started to say his opinion about the interview. So I was like “here we go again” I was really nervous while he was talking because this might be a no again since that there are some questions that are really Identical and of course I answered the same.

So after he was talking, he suddenly says that line:

“You are hired”

Wait, wait, wait. I was accepted to the job! I was not rejected on the job interview and I was ecstatic for it is officially my first job and first step to adulthood.

The rest is history…

It’s already my one year in this industry and guess what? looks like I ate my word about not working in call center. to be honest I am having a good time in where I work right now, people are nice, made a lot of new friends, and the best part is, Good work environment.

Well maybe I am just saying this because it’s just my one year in this company but hey at least my 1st year being employed is all but good memories and I just can’t wait to create more.

God’s plan…

Let’s go back to what my mother said about God’s plan. After a year, I really do think it was God’s plan that I was rejected from my sister’s company for he had greater plans for me. If I was not rejected from that Company, I won’t be meeting these awesome people that somehow became part of my life. I am not saying that It won’t be the case whether I got accepted to the first but I am just so Grateful to have met the group of people who really makes my one year great and again I really still hoping to create more memories with them.

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“Ayoko sa Call center”

we need to remove that stigma. I am also a victim of that stigma regarding Call center back then but after working in a Call center for a year, I would like to take back everything I’ve said. Yes most of what we have learned in college won’t be used in this job but the thing is , you will also learn new things in this job. Isn’t that more exciting? learning new things that could associate our past learning?

You’ll never knew until you try…

That’s what I learned in this life process of mine. At first I don’t want to try this one because of what I’ve heard and my beliefs are in the beginning but in the end, I regret all of those what I said and thought at the beginning and actually I am having a good time in my work as of right now.

So if you’re gonna ask me, Do I want to build a career in this profession?

If given a good opportunity, then, Yes.











LA Tenorio: From ‘The Cancer’ to ‘The Answer’

Lewis Alfred Tenorio was traded to Ginebra from Alaska before the start of the 2012-2013 Season of the PBA and a lot of the Ginebra fans are already hyped upon his arrival for they know that LA could be one of the answer of the Ginebra’s aging Backcourt and also for Ginebra’s halfcourt stability.

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LA did not disappoint the Ginebra faithfuls during his 1st season on Ginebra. He logged in a average of 13.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 6.3 APG and even won the Best Player award during the Commissioner’e Cup. Although Ginebra wasn’t able to enter the Semis during the Philippine Cup,Governor’s cup and unable to bag the championship on the Commissioner’s Cup. The fans still had high hopes because of the Acquisition of Japeth Aguilar and LA.

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Entering the 2013-2014 PBA season, People considered ginebra to be the team to watch out, for they’ve Selected Greg Slaughter in the Rookie Draft. People says that LA would have an easy time orchestrating the Ginebra offense due to the presence of the Ginebra’s “Twin Tower” consisting of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar.

The Expectation was really met in the Elimination round of the Philippine Cup, Ginebra Finished at the top of the elimination and Japeth and Greg has been producing well. LA on the other hand is doing his job quite well feeding the ball to Greg or Japeth.

Everything was going well for Ginebra up until the Semis of the 2013 Philippine Cup on where they faced Tim Cone’s San Mig Coffee Mixers. The series was very close but Ginebra lost in the close Game 7. Fans were heartbroken, people were disappointed because they thought that this is the time Ginebra will bag their first championship in 7 years.

So, After the Philippine Cup, their has been a lot of coaching change. In the Commissioner’s Cup it was Juno Sauler who was calling the shot but eventually failed also and this was the start of the struggle of Lewis Alfred Tenorio.

In the Governor’s cup, Jeffrey Cariaso was elevated as head coach of the Barangay Ginebra hoping to fix the system. LA was named as team captain because Coach Jeffrey said that LA is familiar in the Triangle offense and was hoping he could share this to his teammates.

Fans became patient for they know Triangle offense is a complex system, again they weren’t able to pass the Quarterfinals in the Governor’s cup and LA is still losing his numbers.

the 2015 PBA season came and people are again hyped on Ginebra because they were given a lot of time to practice the Triangle offense hoping for a new result in this season.

Unfortunately Ginebra did not even pass the Quarterfinals in the Philippine Cup, Jeffrey Cariaso was sacked as head coach and Coach Ato returned to the helm of Ginebra and in this season LA had his lowest numbers donning the Ginebra jersey.

In the 2014-2015 season, LA Averaged 9.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 3.9 APG which was his lowest during his stint in Ginebra.

Before the Start of the Commissioner’s Cup, this was the beginning of the rumors on which it says LA will be traded for different players. At first it was only just a rumor, no one even cared and fans still wanted to give LA another shot to redeem himself.

But then Commissioner’s Cup has ended and Ginebra again wasn’t able to surpass the Quarterfinal Round. This sparked the rumors even more. Fans became disappointed to LA’s diminishing numbers and they wanted him out of the team. Some fans even called him Cancer of the team and even said that in order for Ginebra to go back to winning form is that they must get rid of LA and get another Point Guard on the likes of Stanley Pringle or Terrence Romeo.

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Come 2014 Governor’s Cup, Frankie Lim was hailed as the new Head coach of Ginebra and LA is still on the team. Some Fans are somewhat disappointed that LA is still on the team and wasn’t able to get either Terrence Romeo or Stanley Pringle because Frankie Lim’s system is run and gun and fans don’t see LA fit for that system.

Expectations are high again, People are still focused on LA if he’s going to produce again. Unfortunately Ginebra ended the season with another disappointment and again, fans wanted to replace Tenorio already.

Rumors are continiously swirling during the off season, but the SMC management made a move that really shocked not just the whole Fanbase of Ginebra but also to some basketball fans.

Tim Cone was moved as head coach of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel from Purefoods Star Hotshots, replacing Frankie Lim hoping to really bring back the glory of Ginebra. Before the season starts, Tim Cone traded a lot of players and acquired the players that he thinks will strive into his system.

I saw this move as a resurrection of not just Ginebra’s Campaign but also LA’s career also.

At the start of the Philippine Cup, it was evident that Ginebra is still learning the system but it was also obvious that LA’s performance and confidence is slowly coming back. He’s back to his “Gineral” game on where he serves as a facilitator and only scores when needed. Again Ginebra weren’t able to enter the Quarterfinals of both Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup. But fans were again back up to their feet and felt that Ginebra is slowly improving under Tim Cone.

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Come Governor’s Cup, Greg Slaughter was injured, so Tim Cone did an adjustment to his offense. He veered away from the Structured Triangle offense and replaced it with a high octane offense. Most of the Ginebra’s Lineup benefited from this change of offense especially LA Tenorio. During this change, LA had a drastic change of his stats compared to the last 2 seasons he had with ginebra. Also LA has been quite effective on facilitating the offense of Ginebra, he registered a 11.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG and 4.2 APG. Not just he is registering some big numbers, Ginebra also entered the Semi finals and later on defeated the San Miguel beermen to battle the Meralco bolts in the ongoing Finals of the PBA Governor’s cup.

during the 2016 Governor’s Cup Playoffs, LA had his best games wearing the Ginebra uniform and averaging 18.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG and 5.4 APG.

It is really a wonder on how LA Tenorio stayed composed amidst all of the trade rumors and tongue lashing he got from the fans. It’s also funny to see that people who said that LA was a cancer for the team is now Appreciating him and considered him again as the important piece of Ginebra’s offense and defense.

I never gave up on LA, seriously, I know he still had that essence of a prime Point guard of the Philippine basketball. Yes there are times that I get frustrated on him but I really never wanted him out of Ginebra because I know for sure that when you give him a good coach who really knows his role and how to use him, he’s definitely going to produce for the team.

I really admired LA for the resiliency he showed, From Cancer of the team back then now he became the Answer.

Will LA finally be the Answer for Ginebra’s Championship Drought? Well I hope so.

Gilas Cadets: The Barometer of Philippine Basketball

Fiba Asia Challenge Cup will be held on September 9-18 and will be hosted by Iran.

Every Asian country gathered their national team to prepare for the Tournament. While Most countries stuck with their same Lineup, the Philippines opted to go different.

The Philippines won’t be fielding the same Lineup we had during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament due to the conflict of schedule on the ongoing PBA Governor’s Cup, Instead they formed a team which is merely composed of Cadets or players who haven’t played in the PBA.

But first here is your Gilas 5.0 lineup:

Head Coach: Josh Reyes

  1. Kevin Ferrer
  2. Ed Daquioag
  3. Alfonso Gotladera
  4. Almond Vosotros
  5. Jonathan Grey
  6. Von Pessumal
  7. Chris Javier
  8. Mike Tolomia
  9. Mac Belo
  10. Russel Escoto
  11. Roger Pogoy
  12. Carl Cruz
  13. Cjay Perez
  14. Arnold Van Opstal

Most of the names are quite familiar especially if you are watching college basketball here in the Philippines. Those are big names in their own respective schools but even though, a lot of fans still questions this move by the Gilas management.

Many are saying that this won’t reach high in the tournament because some countries are still sticking with their same lineup consisting of Professional players.

I won’t say I like the move of the Gilas Management, but it’s the most practical way because of our pros playing in the PBA and their mother teams won’t even allow them to play for Gilas.

Luckily this FIBA Challenge cup won’t be as critical as the FIBA Asia Championships like the one we had on China in 2015. Also this tournament would serve as a barometer not just for the capability of Gilas 5.0 but also for the future of Philippine Basketball.Why?

These players are Young and haven’t even stepped in the PBA yet, so it’s already a disadvantage for us compared to other countries who had professional players. Now, if they were able to put a good fight against the top tier Asian countries like: Korea, China and Iran, then it’s safe to say that the future of Philippine basketball is big with the players right now.

Also it shows that these colleges and universities are really good in producing and training the players, which also a good sign for Philippine basketball because it means that they are continuing creating some quality players that could one day be a key for the success of our National Team.

So despite of all of this criticism, let’s just hope and support that this Gilas 5.0 would give a good fight against other Asian countries, not only for our National Pride but also it would just show that our Basketball program is really developing and producing High quality basketball players.

Imagine, Gilas Cadets consisting of Non-Pro Players putting up a great fight with these professional players of other country? It’s a good thing to see right?



Coach Leo Isaac: The Maker or Breaker for Blackwater?

The Blackwater elite is on the bottom of the standings again with the Star hotshots and also on the verge of elimination again if they won’t pull a miracle right now in the PBA Governor’s Cup.

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Most of the people would say “hey that’s normal, they are a expansion team so that’s what expected of them”. Yeah, I know it’s normal for blackwater to have this kind of standing since they have a lot of young players and they’re a expansion team.

But after seeing the Mahindra Enforcers (Formerly Kia) slowly climbing up the standings, I’m starting to forget that “They are only an expansion team” mindset. In the past few conferences there are times that Mahindra is being a ‘giant killer’, beating some of the big teams. Right now, under Coach Chris Gavina, They are now on the 3rd of the standing compared to Blackwater’s  12 (which is the last).

Right now I can’t help but wonder, is Coach Leo Isaac the right coach for this young team? I am not questioning the skills of Coach Leo, well he brought the franchise to a D-league championship which makes it a reason for them to go up in the big league.

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But the PBA is very different compared to the D-league, I really can’t point out what excatly is wrong, but his style on coaching is not effective. You see Paper wise, Blackwater is better than Mahindra and yet Mahindra is slowly improving and they are always in the bottom of the standings.

All I can say is that, Blackwater has two choices, it’s either replace Coach Leo Isaac with coaches who really had an experience coaching in the PBA or find players that will really be effective in Coach Leo’s system.

Maybe I am wrong, Maybe it’s just because they are having a lot of injured players right now and his players and the coaching staffs are adjusting. But I really do hope that coach Leo (if Blackwater will still give him a chance the next season) would prove me wrong and transform Blackwater into a contender team, like what Mahindra is right now.


Guo Ai Lun-Terrence Romeo: A exciting matchup we might never see again

While I was watching the replay of the Philippines vs China in the last year Fiba Asia Championship, I can’t help but notice this young guard of China named Guo Ai Lun.

I was like “Damn, He’s really good”. But on the other hand, I also see Terrence romeo doing his thing against China which is not quite surprising because I have seen him play in the PBA and I know what he can do.

So after watching them play, I can’t help but notice and compare the both of them, knowing that romeo is one of the Future of Philippine Basketball and Guo is also the future of Chinese basketball.

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Guo Ai Lun is a 6’4, 22 year old Guard of China  he is currently playing in the Liaoning Flying Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In the latest season of the CBA, Guo averages 13.7 PPG, 5.1 APG and 2.9 RPG and is showing brilliance in the whole league.

Guo is a Cat quick guard which can shoot three ball, can slash into the basket using his speed and has a good court vision which makes him as their starter for the Chinese National Team also he could play both Shooting and Point Guard position

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on the other hand, We have Terrence Romeo who is a 5’11, 24 year old guard of the Philippines, Currently he is playing for the Global Port batang pier in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Romeo averages 24.8 PPG, 3.7 APG and 4.3 RPG and making a huge buzz in the Philippine basketball lately.

Romeo is an electric point guard who has a pretty good handle, he even was tagged as “Kyrie Irving of the Philippines” because of his handles. But unlike Guo, Terrence is more of a Score-first guard but also can play the Point guard position which makes him a huge asset for the Gilas Lineup.

In their first ever match-up Guo got the better of Terrence by beating the Philippines to clinch the spot for the Olympics. But it’s the first stint of Romeo in the National team while Guo already had a couple of stints in the Chinese national team, if Romeo still improved in the International scene, I am sure these two will be fun to watch

but it makes me wonder, will we see another match-up between these two electric guards?

As we all know, after the FIBA World Cup, The format will be changed and it’s going to hit the Philippines hard (http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/fiba-announces-new-format-and-calendar-of-competition-p152611).

The possible solution that Manny V. Pangilinan (Owner of Gilas Pilipinas) has presented is that we go back to the Gilas Cadet program in which we are going to select people who are not yet drafted to enter the program and commit themselves to Gilas thus resulting for them not to enter the PBA draft.

Once this pushes thru, it will hard to see any PBA players compete and play for Gilas because of the schedule of FIBA and their mother team might not allow it.

But I hope our basketball governing bodies would find a way to fix the scheduling problems and let Gilas have it’s full potential, and that is why I am not losing hope for another Romeo-Guo Ai Lun match-up in the future.

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The Filipinos are Tired

It’s now 3 days before the Philippines will select their next leaders to lead our country into greater heights.

But among the Presidential Candidates there is one man who is making a lot of noise in the media, whether Positive or Negative. I guess you guys know who I’m referring to..

Yes, it’s Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte

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Currently he is leading in the Survey with a 33% behind Poe’s 22% (According to the Social weather Stations). It’s a big margin if you are going to see and it looks like that Duterte has the biggest chance on winning the Presidential election (Well it depends if you’re one firm believer of the surveys) and not to mention he already got the backing of the Iglesia ni Cristo or the INC which is a huge factor in this presidential race.

Anyway, There are really some people asking: Why is Duterte garnering such many supporters?

I really don’t have the exact answer on why but I guess this might be one of the reason why a Mayor from Davao who is not popular back then garners so many supporters.

“The Filipinos are tired”

 The Filipinos are tired on having the same Elitist president who is really having a hard time on reaching out on the people below him.

The Filipinos now want change in the look of the government, they now want a president who could relate on the middle class and even the lower class. There has been so many administrations on which Elite Presidents took place and same results are just happening, there is progress but mostly people from the Class A’s are the one who benefits in such progress.

And Duterte is not an Elitist, he is just living a simple life on a simple house in Davao which really admired by a lot of people. Now the Supporters thinks that if Duterte would won the presidency, he could reach out to the people of the Middle classes and even those who are below.


The Filipinos are tired with the promises but lacks in action and political will.

There are many presidential candidates who promises us this and that but eventually after they became president, those promises are just kept hanging. Why? Because there are times that the plans of the president is “napopolitika” and the president can’t enforce his political will to continue the said projects because he is being held by a lot people thus he/she can’t make a strong and firm decision and let the hands do the job.

Duterte is known for his strong political will, people from davao said that Mayor Rodrigo really uses his power just to continue a said plan for the benefit of his people in davao. Yes as we all witnessed in the recent debates, Mayor Duterte said that he won’t have a lot of platforms and he just might copy the platforms of the other candidates but he added that what he can bring into this country is political will and his leadership.

I think it’s what the Philippines need right now, because many candidates promises to do such things but only few of them are done due to lack of political will. The Philippines doesn’t need more programs and platforms because there are a lot of good platforms which are not done in the past administration, what it needs is a leader who is ready to continue those projects for the betterment of not just few people but the majority of the Filipinos.


The Filipinos are tired on the Politicians who are very neat and tidy on the outside but dirty on the inside.

There are so many administrations on which the presidents are decent, good in english, doesn’t use foul language in their campaign rallies but then they are involved into many anomalities.

Filipinos are already tired of them, now they want something new, a candidate who never hold his tongue on his campaign rallies, being true to himself, doesn’t care even he loses supporters because he said what he really said and most of all a president who is simple.

Duterte has been in the news for so many times because of what he’s saying during his campaign rallies (The Pope Issue, The rape joke which actually isn’t a “joke” because he is only narrating what had happened in the past, his use of foul language, and of course some dirty jokes) but it doesn’t seem to faze his supporters, well maybe there are some who jumped ship because of those, but it’s only few and it didn’t affect his rating at all.

Anyway what I’m trying to say is that Duterte is very true to himself and he is not afraid in exposing his weaknesses. Many Supporters Loved him for that because they knew that this guy speaks the truth. So I guess Filipinos are tired on the clean looking but so many secrets type of politician and wants a candidate who is true to himself at all times.


Lastly I think Filipinos are tired on the crime and corruption inside and outside of the government.

Majority of the Filipinos think that Duterte is the right man for the job if we want to fix the Government from the inside and as a man of Discipline, we all think that he can enforce the law strongly compared to other candidates. Once the corruption inside the government stops and people have become disciplined and afraid to disobey the law, then I think we can now fully continue building the Philippines into a great nation.





Pierre Henderson-Niles: The Late comer but the great fit

In the 2016 Commissioners cup The Rain or shine Elasto Painters selected Wayne Chism as their import but there is a little problem, Wayne Chism lost a lot of weight compared to his last stint here in the last year’s Commissioners cup. Coach yeng guiao said that it is not a problem for him, because his team is running the run and gun offense.

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Unfortunately, Wayne Chism Suffered a Hamstring injury in just the first 2 games of the Elasto Painters. So then they picked Antoine Wright as their replacement import to Wayne Chism, but picking Wright was actually a wrong choice for the Elasto painters for they lost 3 out of 4 games with him. So they released Antoine wright and replaced him with Mo Charlo who then meets the expectation of Coach yeng. The Rain or shine won their 4 of 5 games with him averaging at 21.6 ppg, 9.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

When everyone thought that Rain or shine already found a stable import for them to parade in the whole Commissioners Cup, Coach yeng suddenly let Mo Charlo go and Brought in the Hulking Pierre Henderson-Niles.

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Many were surprised on why Coach yeng changed their import in the late part of the elimination rounds. Coach yeng said that Pierre Henderson-Niles is the safest bet if they want to go far in the playoffs for he has the Size, post move and decent outside shooting that the Rain or shine needs.

Well I guess Coach yeng made a great move on getting Pierre Henderson-Niles because a big man who could push Junemar and Greg away from the paint is really what they need. Yes they do have Beau Belga who is as large as Henderson-Niles, but we’ve seen how Belga plays. He doesn’t post up that often, He’s more of a face up type of player and lastly even though with the big size, he is having a hard time warding off Junemar fajardo and Greg slaughter without getting a Foul.

“What about JR Quinahan?” Yes JR Quinahan is a part of that Extra rice Inc. but have you noticed his extreme weight loss? With the height like that and a slimmed body, you won’t have a chance on defending the opposing team’s big guys but I have to credit JR’s improved game due to his weight loss, infairness to him he is becoming one of the RoS’ main gunners.

Now we go back to Henderson-Niles, if you watched the quarterfinals game against Ginebra, you can say that he really has that post up move and can easily push Greg Slaughter away which causes the Ginebra to double team him and let his team mates be open. Also Niles provides a heavy screen which is crucial on the Offense they are running because their guards could easily break away from the defender because of the Screen given to them by the Wide body Henderson-Niles. As the result, Rain or shine defeated Ginebra San Miguel 2-0 in their Quarterfinals Match-up.

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In the Semis matchup against San Miguel, It’s a different story already because right now Niles is being defended by Junemar Fajardo or the san miguel’s import Tyler Wilkerson, but as we all see he can hold his ground against Fajardo and Wilkerson still doing the old post up moves but it really works well with Rain Or Shine. Now the Rain or shine is sitting on a 2-1 lead on a best-of-5 series, and a win away they can book their ticket again to the Finals.

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I remember the last championship of Rain or shine which was in the 2012 Governor’s cup, on where they picked Jamelle Cornley as their import. Cornley has that same game, Henderson-Niles have but of course Cornley is smaller and lighter. Then they have won the Championship defeating the Bmeg into a do-or-die game.

What I’m trying to say here is that it doesn’t matter if Henderson-Niles came late for the Rain or shine as long as he can be give Rain or shine the things that they are lacking Offensively and Defensively. With the Inside Presence of Niles, resurgence of JR Quinahan, The improvement of the rookie Ahanmisi, the Bench Contribution of Jericho Cruz and the Sharpshooting of Jeff Chan. I’m quite confident that they could bring another championship for the franchise.

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