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Clariz is a Consular and Diplomatic Affairs Student; she’s an aspiring minister and photography junkie, she began writing last year after she was involved in a political campaign last election, her act of volunteerism was featured on Philippine Daily Inquirer.

She's currently writing for Pro Pinoy and active member of Kaya Natin Movement Youth Core Group, You can follow her on twitter or check out her

Bantay Barangay Development Foundation presents: The Angelos (A Night of Music for a Cause)

Bantay Barangay Development Foundation presents: The Angelos (A Night of Music for a Cause)

August 19, 2011, 7:30PM at Music Museum

Guests: Kris Gonzales, Angelle, Fame Flores, Merjohn Lagaya, Dax Martin, and the Tagala Brothers

Special guest artist from Texas: Mr. Alfred Lee and Ms. Edith Mcoy

Tickets Available in Music Museum – 721 0635
Bantay Barangay Development Foundation – 0921 2617741
Charo Yu / Newsmakers – 0917 8940388, 0922 8988138, 215 3198


Filipino students participated in two Model UN Conferences in US.

MANILA, Philippines- Filipino students participated in two US-Based Model United Nations Conferences in the US.

On the 8th of April, Filipino students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and Miriam College were tasked to represent various countries in the Model United Nations of the Far West in San Francisco.

Consular and Diplomatic Affairs Majors from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, headed by Charleton Royce Yu and accompanied by Academic Adviser Rene Valladolid, represented Italy and Saudi Arabia while International Studies students from Miriam College accompanied by their academic adviser Ms. Bing Fortin represented Bangladesh, Norway and Cote d’Ivoire.

Representatives from Miriam College bested delegates from other countries and received recognition through their efforts in representing their assigned countries.

After the conference, Filipino students visited the Philippine Embassy based in San Francisco for a courtesy call with the Consul General Marciano Paynor himself. The Consul General encouraged the Filipino students to continually pursue their goal to be diplomats and eventually serve the country in the near future.

Miriam Students had their photo taken with Consulate General Marciano Paynor

(L-R Mayumi Camba, Mayumi Arai, Randy Valdez Back row: Stefanie Noto, Muriel Autencio, Sophie Santos, Deby Dale Flores, Meredith Yabes, Mikaela Corona, Stephanie Montalvo, Crescent Samaco, Angelique Porta, Maesie Bertumen, Cheska Inigo, Rachel Tanglao, Margot Denise Castillo and Krisha Zabala)


De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Students had their Photo taken with Consulate General Marciano Paynor

(L-R Miguel De Castro, Sam Magsino, Rj Parcon, Pamela Samoy, Academic Adviser Rene Valladolid, Monica Caro, Consulate General Paynor, Clariz Tanganco, Head Delegate Charleton Royce Yu, Froilan More, Jules Aguila, Sachiko Numano, Mariane Bocago and Robin Yap)


On the 16th of April, another set of Filipino students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde participated in New York-Based National Model United Nations Conference.


16 Consular and Diplomatic Affairs students headed by Nikki Salopaso and accompanied by the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Multidisciplinary Studies Dean Remedios Lorica were tasked to represent Romania in the said conference.


Before the conference, the Romainian Delegation were welcomed by the Permanent Representative Libran Cabactulan to the Philippine Embassy (Permanent Mission of the Philippines) in New York.


Permanent Representative Cabactulan shared how essential education and training are in the field of diplomacy. He also shared to the delegation a few tips on how to be a diplomat and remind us on how important to grab every opportunity to learn the Philippine diplomatic work through utilizing the available resources, such as the DFA and other Philippine diplomacy related websites.


De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Romanian Delegation won honorable mention and the Most Outstanding Delegate in NPT Committee.


De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde students had their photo with Permanent Representative Cabactulan after the courtesy call.

(L-R Bernadette Yabon, Clariz Tanganco, Permanent Representative to GA 3rd, Katrina Domingo, Head Delegate Nikki Salopaso, Mico Espina, May Galao, Jovelle Garchitorena, Lake Juan ,Permanent Representative Cabactulan, Charleton Royce Yu, Dean Remedios Lorica, Neelesh Sajnani, Princess Adao, Yuji Enriquez, Josyn Palma ,Mary Anne Jao seated in front: Marco Javelosa and Pierre Pecson )


Truly Filipino students are world class.

Kaya Natin's 3G: Goodies for Good Governance

“Something yummy, something tasty, something good for the country”

This Christmas, give your friends a box of brownies or cookies and give the gift of good governance to the Philippines.

Every box you will buy will help fund our programs for good governance to the Philippines.


Box of 12 – 195php


Chocolate Chip/Oatmeal Raisin

Box of 12 – 150php

Box of 6 – 80php

Order dates – November 1-30 2010

Delivery/Pick up dates – December 1-15 2010

*delivery for a minimum of P2000, free within Metro Manila*

To those who are interested contact Kaya Natin ([email protected]) or call 434-1458 and look for Kai Pastores or Cristyl Senajon.

“One brownie a day, keeps the corrupt politicians away”.

Kaya Natin Youth Core Group encourages everyone to support our fundraising project; all proceeds will go to our future projects that include raising awareness and giving opportunities for youth to participate in bringing Good Governance.

Juan for Juan: A fund/relief drive for the victims of typhoon juan

Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership led by our co-founder Governor Grace Padaca appeals to all Filipinos to help in the rebuilding of Isabela by supporting Juan for Juan, a campaign to help raise donations and funds to help the victims of Typhoon Juan. Lets all become modern-day heroes in our own small way by sharing our blessings to those who lost everything.

Donations in Cash

Deposit your donations to BPI Cauayan, Isabela Savings Account (Arvin Alivia) #1239-0514-52.

For coordination call or text Ms. Didi Aguinaldo, 0923-722-1414 or Hot FM (078) 652-0842

Email deposit slip to: [email protected]

(please include your name or company name and address so we could send an acknowledgment receipt)

Donations in kind coming from Manila, you may bring it to:

Gomez Freight Service

#193 Amoranto Senior Avenue Corner Araneta Avenue, Quezon City

Contact person Bong Tesoro, 0933-850-0157

Please label the packages with “Juan na Juan”

c/o Hot FM Cauayan (Note: Freight will not be charged to the donors.)

Courtesy of Harvey Keh (co-lead convenor of Kaya Natin Movement for Ethical Leadership)

Typhoon Preparedness Tips

Before the typhoon:

  1. Store an adequate supply of food and clean water. Prepare foods that need not be cooked.
  2. Keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach.
  3. Examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
  4. Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
  5. Harvest crops that can be yielded already.
  6. Secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
  7. For fisher folks, place boats in a safe area.
  8. Should you need to evacuate, bring clothes, a first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc.

During the typhoon:

  1. Stay inside the house.
  2. Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
  3. If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place it in a container with cover.
  4. Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
  5. Do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
  6. If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders:

  • Evacuate calmly.
  • Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
  • Put important appliances and belongings in a high ground.
  • Avoid the way leading to the river.

After the typhoon

  1. If your house was destroyed, make sure that it is already safe and stable when you enter.
  2. Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house.
  3. Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water.
  4. Report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities.
  5. Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding

Courtesy of Philippine National Red Cross

Kaya Natin! Kapihan with DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo

Kaya Natin! Kapihan with KN Co-Founder and DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo

Got a question to ask about people empowerment in your city or municipality?

Wondering how Naga City became Bicol’s premier city?

Want to know the programs of the DILG for local governments?

by: DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Gayuma Ni Maria Restaurant, Maginhawa St. (V. Luna Extension), Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

P1000/person, inclusive of coffee and snacks
15% Discount for groups of three or more
50% Discount to students with valid ID

Call Inday at 02 434 1458 or email [email protected] to inquire and reserve seats. Limited slots available!

Kamusta na ang Tuwid na Daan?: Isang Pagsisiyasat sa Unang 100 Araw ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino

Kamusta na ang Tuwid na Daan?: Isang Pagsisiyasat sa Unang 100 Araw ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino

The Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, together with Barangay Loyola

Heights, Quezon City will hold a town hall forum on the first 100 days of President Noynoy Aquino. Representatives from different sectors such as the academe, youth, local government, farmers and non-profit will be invited to share their views on how the Aquino administration has fared in its first 100 days in office.

Speakers for this event include:
-Atty. Arnel Casanova, Asia Society-Philippines
-Jess Pasibe, Pugadlawin, Ateneo de Manila University
-Kai Pastores, Kaya Natin! Youth
-Raul Socrates Banzuela, Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka
-Mayor Baby Congco, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija

Forum will be hosted by Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change, Kaya Natin! Core Group Member

This event will be held on October 8, 2010 (Friday), 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Covered Courts of Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

This event is free and open to the general public but will be limited only to a maximum of 120 participants. If you would like to attend, please contact Inday at (02) 434 1458 or text your complete name and contact information to (0919) 9575444. Reservations will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

TG TV : Anak ng Jueteng!


The Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman and freshman Senator TG Guingona spoke about the First Hearing on Jueteng and explains the role of being a legislator and its relation with the executive branch.

What is TGTV?

TGTV is a weekly youtube video of Senator Tg Guingona. TGTV advocates greater transparency through showing the Public what really happens inside the Philippine Senate. The Public are also encouraged to participate by asking TG Guingona anything you want to know about him and his job as a senator.

Freshman Senator

TG Guingona said that being a freshman senator he was aware of being junior or a newbie. He also shared that he is very accommodating and gives everyone a chance express themselves. TG Guingona is a newly elected senator, and it is his first time to be a Senator of the Philippines. He was part of the Liberal Party’s Senatorial slate (SLAMAT LORRD) and known for his famous line “galit ako sa buhaya”.

The most important is Archbishop Cruz attended

He shared that he was able to convince Archbishop to attend the hearing and it was the most important thing. TG Guingona shares that other witnesses are required to attend but Archbishop was invited. This means that Archbishop has the right to reject the invitation but He chooses to attend the hearing, and the best part is Archbishop Cruz was able to reveal the names.

What is the role of a legislator?

In this video, TG Guingona elaborated the role of a legislator. He clarified that the role of senator is to create, amend or ratify laws. After then they will create a report and will proceed to hearings. The Legislators will pass their report to the executive for further investigation. It is then the executive branch who will execute the law.

Why Jueteng is an important issue?

TG Guingona explained that Jueteng is important not only because of illegal gambling issues but it can also be a source of corruption. Payola from Jueteng can be used to bribe their constituents thus removing the basic right of the people to freely  choose right and efficient leaders.

What to expect next?

Tomorrow will be the next hearing session and Senator TG will invite DILG Robert Robredo, USEC Rico Puno (who was accused of receiving payolas), PNO Chief Raul Bacalzo and the former PNP Chief Jesus Verzosa. He will also invite Romualdo Quinones and Ferdinand Rojas, officials from PSCO who were also accused. BIR Representatives and Anti Money Laundering council will also be present for the hearning tomorrow.

If you have any ideas that you want to collaborate with Sen. Tg’s new media department you can email Arraine – [email protected]

No Wang-Wang, First action in achieving a better nation

At his inaugural speech, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was able to point out something that caught the ears of the Filipinos – The Usage of Sirens

“Kayo ba ay minsan ring nalimutan ng pamahalaang inyong iniluklok sa puwesto? Ako rin. Kayo ba ay nagtiis na sa trapiko para lamang masingitan ng isang naghahari-hariang de-wangwang sa kalsada? Ako rin. Kayo ba ay sawang-sawa na sa pamahalaang sa halip na magsilbi sa taumbayan ay kailangan pa nila itong pagpasensiyahan at tiisin? Ako rin.”

On his first day as the President, he immediately banned the usage of Sirens or what we simply call wang-wang, The President himself didn’t utilize his privilege of using the sirens since he knows how much traffic it cost.

The Filipinos were amazed seeing the President stop at every intersection and obediently followed all the traffic signals, which actually makes him late for his first appointment, but he did apologize.

Equality among Filipino People

The Ban of Wang-Wang shows the equality among Filipino People. For Filipinos, sirens symbolize power; and people who are using sirens are labeled as the kings of roads. Now that the President didn’t use his wang-wang therefore the people should look up to him as an example and not use their’s also.

No one is above the law

Last Week more than 20 sirens were confiscated due to non compliance of the command of the President. Government officials and VIP’s who violated the rule are apprehended and the officials do not and will not favor anyone, true enough that no one is above the law.

Betterment of our nation

Following a simple command can bring big changes and improvement to our society, which may lead to developing a new and strong nation. On the outset, the ban of wangwang might seem to be of miniscule value, but its ripples can be felt up to the edges of society.

And now that the change is starting to occur, we should continue to follow simple rules and I’m sure that someday, we’ll be nation wherein People and Government are helping each other in building a better nation.

When should P-Noy use his Sirens?

Sirens can be useful too.  Stopping for a stop sign can be precarious for President Aquino.  It is a logistical nightmare for the President’s Security Group to plan the fastest route and make sure of the security of the President. Being the President’s security group, it is paramount for them to make sure that nothing will happen to the president on route. But that is their job.  It is also the job of the president to live long enough to work.  How then do we balance this undeniable need to set an example, at the same time guarantee the President’s safety?