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Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Emil of Sagrada


Once live in the street. On his tsinelas, he crept with his dislocated legs asking for alms before. Sometime, he sat in the market side with pen on his ear side shouting for "queteng" and “paminta”. For him, your coins are enough despite your unacceptable remarks that degrades him as hopeless as person with disability.


For his peculiarity, I believe most of the people in Daraga Market knew him. The shortened skinny legs that created scars every time it rubs against the humps may still remain vivid to them. Even his protruding eyes already marked curiosity and sympathy.  

Polio victim Emil Ocampo had no choice but to face the danger of the street and master the art of begging. However he suddenly popped out and found himself serving Sagrada Familia. He is a man of differently-able who able to survive the tyranny of discrimination.



What kind of help did the Local Government give before Emil found his way home to Sagrada? Of course they give donations. Last 1985, he asked help in the DSWD so he received 1, 500 pesos with a kilo of rice. It followed twice, and then followed no more. Oops, there was also given advice "stop begging in the street" according to him.

This kind of pathetic scenario maybe one of the reasons why State Parties including Philippines convened to reaffirm the universality, interdependence, and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed their full enjoyment without discrimination last 2007.

Since only the elites knew about the said convention, Emil became paralyzed and unable to stand for some time. His days became occupied in begging till 2007 at Legazpi City, one ride from the Municipality of Daraga. From Daraga to Legazpi and vice-versa, he didn’t get tired riding the jeepney being humiliated. Some drivers thought he was penniless. But he never outrun by his anger. He always finds way to gain for a living.

He earned 200 pesos a day begging. His mother Vilma didn’t stop him from begging until she died. While selling paminta and queting in Daraga market, he met sister Lanie of Sta. Raphaela.
Sister Lanie taught him to pray and trust God so he never gave up praying.

There was again a time when DSWD gave livelihood assistance in Municipality of Daraga. He took the opportunity to attend but he was unlucky. One of the requirements was a College graduate. He never experience college life and even high school so it was hopeless for him. It was him who took courage to grab the opportunities of the LGU but it was not right for him.

It was then last 2010 when Fr. Benson met him and brought him in Sagrada Familia in Bogtong, Legazpi City. Fr. Penson was among those foreign missionaries who serve the Sagrada Familia. They treated Emil as a one of family.

Emil underwent therapy that made him different since the past years. With the crunch, he can stand now. He is now happy with other persons with disabilities in his new home. He helps them in preparing foods and some minor tasks in the office.
smile brings hope

Persons with disabilities are part of our society, therefore, as a state, Philippines must also exert all efforts to remove all social, cultural, economic, environmental and attitudinal barriers that are prejudicial to persons with disabilities. This is the reason why they are protected by the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities. But how strong do these papers serve as bullet proofs to their rights that have already been shot!

Life of Emil was an example that no matter how specific the papers say, it is still depends in the hands of the person who’s holding it. Papers have no heart but the person who holds it has. Emil is no longer live in the street but already find his new home with the help of a person who knows what those papers serve.

Upon realizing this story, we must open a case on the effectiveness of implemented laws particularly in the City of Legazpi digging into the welfare for persons with disabilities. By evaluating selected national laws for PWDs, we can find out what is the root of the problem and formulate a solution that can help not only persons like Emil but also other PWDs in the society.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Urine Therapy


Have you tried drinking your urine? Although figures are generally supplied devotees and may be unreliable, Urine Therapy is enormously popular in many centuries. Approximately five million Germans regularly drink it, as do more than three million Chinese in the belief it is good for their health according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Don't you know that Jim Morrison, John Lennon, and Mahatma Gandhi were advocates of this. Even Boy George drank his own urine for six months and enjoyed shocking his friends by doing it in public. He reckoned his tasted like Bovril.

Although urine isn't generally toxic, you can drink it without being bothered when you're stranded in the desert. We produce four to ten cups of urine a day, although the average is six cups. It is 95 percent water and 2.5 percent urea, with the remaining 2.5 percent made up of salt and other minerals, vitamins and other substances. It's a fluid excreted through the kidneys that helps the body get rid of waste products, especially acids. 

If you drink it, you are recycling those waste products and can accumulate as if your kidneys weren't functioning. Doctors don't recommend it. However, widespread anecdotal evidence that it cures a multitude of complaints, and alternative therapists claim that doctors are conspiring against a natural cure so cheap that it would destroy the pharmaceuticals industry.

Urine does contain minerals, vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and hormones but does not necessarily mean it’s good for you. It’s true that urokinase, an enzyme extracted from human urine, is used to treat victims of heart attacks, but takes twenty million gallons of pee to make five pounds of urokinase.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Breast Milk


Don't you know that you are also an auto cannibal? Surprisingly we have secret eating habits.

Like this magical stuff, averaging eighty-three calories per cup and supplying everything required to keep a baby alive. Breast milk contains lactoferrin, a protein that provides protection against intestinal and respiratory infections. It's very different from cow's milk because it's more watery containing 87.2 percent. Therefore cow's milk is sweeter and contains less fat and protein, allowing humans to grow more slowly. Basically breast milk is for children but can be serving for husbands also.

Incidentally, some men can lactate. It's relatively rare, but not by any means abnormal. He may produce milk if a man lets a baby suckle his nipple for long enough. In 2002 a Sri Lankan man developed this ability after his wife died in childbirth. Men have the same physical structure for the task, but our milk glands are smaller.

just like a man

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Human Sauce


China is known for their cannibalism. This kind of stuff was such popular. It was Confucian Scholar Cheng Hsuan (AD 200) who made this unique recipe.

According to him, you must dry the meat then cut it up. Blend it with moldy millet, salt, add good wine and place it in a jar. The sauce is ready in a hundred days. This meat sauce was often used as an ingredient in a hot dish o soup.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Body Parts for Lunch


According to the Gastronautical Survey Result:

If you were a cannibal, which body part would you most likely to eat?

Thigh                                  17%
Buttock/rump/bottom         15%
Breast                                 6%
Cheeks                                5%
Ear                                   4.5%
Leg                                   4.5%
Arm                                    4%
Liver                                   4%
Baby's bottom                    3%
Testicles                             2%


The remaining 35 percent offered no clear preference. So I prefer the 6 percent how about you?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Famous Person for Dinner


According to the Gastronautical Survey Result:

If you were a cannibal, which famous person would you most likely to eat?

Brat Pit                              5%
Kylie Minogue                3.5%
Nigella Lawson                 3%
 Ainsley Harriott                 3%
             Wouldn't eat a
famous person                  3%
Cameron Diaz                 2.5%
Delia Smith                     2.5%
Britney Spears                2.5%
George Clooney                 2%
George W. Bush                2%

 
The remaining 71 percent offered no clear favorites but included Dawn French, Lisa Riley, the Reverend Lain Paisley, Vanessa Feltz, Luciano Pavarotti, Napoleon Bonaparte, Chris Tarrant, Roseanne Barr, the Rock and Hattie Jacques.

Who's your bet?