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We were all shocked by Manny Pacquiao’s defeat at the hands of Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.

That’s natural. To most Filipinos, Manny has reached the status of a national hero.

But let us be reminded that Pacquiao is the quintessential Pinoy.       He may have fallen, but he will rise from his defeat.

Our defeat in Bataan at the hands of the Japanese Army was avenged by our victory at Bessang Pass.

We’ve been battered by so many typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities—natural and man-made—and yet, we stood up from the ruins and went on with our lives.

We will recover from Pacquiao’s defeat as we will recover from the devastation of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley by Typhoon “Pablo.”

You’ll see.

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People in Baganga and Cateel towns in Davao Oriental province need your help.

The two towns suffered the most from Pablo’s fury as the supertyphoon made landfall there.

Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chair, said Pablo’s winds were so strong they flattened the two towns.

Only a few coconut trees in the coconut-producing towns were left standing, and even many trees in the forests of the two towns went down, according to Gordon.

To add to their woes, Baganga and Cateel have been cut off from the rest of the world because the bridges leading to those towns were destroyed.

Only helicopters can reach the two towns.

Food is so scarce some people have resorted to breaking into stores and houses for food, prompting President Noy to order the Philippine National Police (PNP) to arrest the looters.

But why did the PNP have to wait for the President to issue a directive to go after the looters? Isn’t maintaining the peace part of its job?

People in the two towns need food and medicines more than they need clothes.

If you have excess money, send your donations through the Red Cross, which will take care of buying food for the victims.

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Can you celebrate Christmas without contributing to ease the sufferings of your fellow Filipinos in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental?

Christmas is sharing your blessings with the least fortunate of your brethren.

And the more you give to the calamity victims this Christmas the more blessings will come your way.

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In New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, another town hardest hit by Pablo, the President said he was not satisfied with the level of preparedness and response of the government, both local and national.

“I will not stop, your government will not stop, to ensure a better life for you and to prevent this kind of calamity from happening again,” said P-Noy.

To his credit, the President did his best to reduce the death toll in Mindanao.

His warning to people in areas about to be hit by Pablo to take all the necessary precautions contributed to the saving of many lives.

If the President didn’t issue that warning to “take the typhoon seriously,” many more lives would have been lost.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    In a true objective sense,  giving does not expect anything in return.  If that’s the case,  then it should be labeled as INVESTING.  There must be balance however for  when you give,  an exchange of energy must happen.   Those who receive don’t have to give back to the one who gave.  They can give back in any manner or form when they have the chance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

    Ikaw Mon nag donate ka ba?

    • angtangamo

      Kahit bayaran na journalist yang si Tulfo marunong pa rin yan mag share ng nakukulimbat nya. Marami na rin natulungan yan :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJFKZU4MSXCFXNSSWKAK5CQN5E adolfo

       romulo ngayon ka lang ba sinilang c tulfo ay maraming nang natulungan maging midical program ilang taon na bang ang bday niya ginawant medical mission dala ang drs. nurses kasama na ang dentists medical supplies at mga pagkain hanga nga ako doon wag mong alalahanin tutulongon c tulfo taga mindanao ang lahi niyan baka ikaw pang wala maitutulong kun may pantalong at polo ka diyan na sawa kana sa kasusuot pls lang pakihatid sa mga opns tulong para sa biktima ok?

  • UrHONOR

    NATURAL CALAMITIES or acts of nature have nothing to do with Sports.  One is controllable, the other is not.  No comparison whatsoever.

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      Ang cabobohan ñga namán ni MyBodyOdor. Mapagcunwaríng intelectual. Pero totoó namáng intelectual itó. Intelectual na bulati.

      • UrHONOR

        HA HA HA  sisid marino talaga.  Entonces, pruebang-prueba ang pagka-shokie ng hin. na kastilalloot na ito na sa katunayan ay trans best tight na primer clase.
        Sigue, patuloy mo ang pagsisid sa pusale’e imburnal para macontento ang corazon mong malamamon.

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Please don’t use gay-jejemon-taglish gay speak. Bucód sa masaquít sa matá, ang hirap maintindihán. And make your comments brief if you want me to reply in a nasty way that snail-minded peeps like you are craving for. =)

  • randyaltarejos

    It is really impossible to battle nature’s fury. But its negative impacts can be minimized, through proper disaster preparedness. And proper infrastructures must be put in place, without the benefit of corruption from those who were entrusted to implement them.

  • archerfan

    abangan natin kung bubuntot pa rin si singson kay manny kahit wala na sya masyado pakinabang.  at kung tatawagin pa rin kumare ni Kris Aquino si ate jenkee. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7LFFSSII72FT5BBKOP2HXCOS4E Erazofia Care

    mr.tulfo alam kung taga oriental ka…ano nga ba ang tunay na mukha ng davao oriental?pwd hu bang pakisilip man lang at nang  malaman natin ang tunay nitong kaanyuan …sgro panahon na. .ang nakikinabang lang naman d2 ay yung mga sakim at hudas na mga politiko…nadamay tuloy ang taong bayan sa mga gawain ng mga politikong ito….bakit di nyo silipin ang mga TROSO..?Sino ang nasa likod nito?ang poagmimina ng ginto?sino ang mga ninong at ninang ng mga operator nito..talamak d2 sa probinsya namin ang lahat ng ito..pati mga job order sa capitol nakikinabang sa mga sweldo nila ang mga kumpare at kumare ng mga incharge d2..wawang davaoeno .

  • kmario

    People need OUR help, and not “your” help, so that includes you Mr. tulfo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HZPNFZAQUILH5A72O27WFLZNAA angelito

    sana yung mga pulitiko wag naman gamitin ang mga tao sa mga nasalanta na kunwari ay matulungin , kagaya ni jinggoy kitang kita na nag aabot ng relief pero yung supot may mukha niya at pangalan, nakakasakit ng loob kawawa talaga ang mga tao dyan. Sen santiago nakita mo ba ang ginawa ni jinggoy kaya mo kaya si jinggoy na pagalitan? kasi ikaw ang author ng bill na iyan, mga pulitiko makunsensiya naman kayo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

       Kapal ng mukha mo Jinggoy Estrada….!!!!..ewan ko kung bakit ang bobo ng ibang botante para iluklok ka sa Senado….!!!!

  • Hey_Dudes

    What if there is no government to assist every time mother nature inflicts it’s vicious might and fury? Are we Filipinos this helpless instead of making sure you prepare well for the onslaught of wet season, that is, setting aside food stuff, medicine and other items those you expect will be hard to come by specially if bridges are knocked down. Filipinos never learn so it seems. Rather than preparing themselves for the worst, they rely on government’s help?  They know typhoons will always come and yet – as we have shown, we are always caught unprepared and as always – blames government for their miseries.

  • tuldok

    i will never consider him a national hero.   national treasure, no problem..    if he is  a national hero, he’ll be the only one hero with demonyos around him.

    • Hunter421

      Yeah a national hero who was also a known adulterer, drunk and gambler? Someone who drives Ferraris while his people live in squalor?

      • magcalasL

        Why are you so jealous about his Ferrari? d mo kasi kayang bumili nun. Manny got the Ferrari before the calamity anong pinagpuputok ng butse mo? Tumingin ka sa salamin para malaman mo kung sino ka.

      • Hunter421

        I mention he drives a Ferrari and now Im jealous of it? How do u figure that?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

        Nababasag ang mukha ni Manny sa laban at dahil dyan kaya sya nagkapera. Kung may luxury car sya at mga luho tama lang, dahilnpera nya ang ginagasta nya. Marami din syang natutulungan. Ako masaya ako na yumaman si Manny , kahit paano kabawasan din sila sa dami ng mahirap na tulad ko sa ating bansa.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

        Pre mayabang dito sa tate yang si manny. ngayon kala nya bakal sya ayun tolug hahaha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

      Good! Why national hero? You are right! Hero with demons around him…National Hero that doesnt want to pay taxes . Wow! Karma nya yan brod buti nga sa kanya hahaha!

  • azkal futbol

     tanga mo naman. pambansang kamao, hindi pambansang bayani… kaya ka nabubogbog, epal ka kasi

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Manny lost but it was a non-title fight.  No big deal.  He can recover from the loss.  But his soul and salvation depend on the new true faith he’s into.  If he returns to his old false faith as asked by his mother, he will never recover.  From darkness he now found light.

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      MP’s lost has nothing to do with his faith. It was the skills and perseverance of Marquez.

    • Hunter421

      It was a non-title fight but it was for the WBO ‘Champion of the Decade’ belt.

  • Joseph Edgar Agustin Alla

    National hero Mon or level of a national hero, come on Mon?. ACDC ka na naman.. I was shocked when you were also knocked out by the Santiagos (LOL) . Ang yayabang lang talaga ninyong mga tulfo, si erwin, ngongo, c ben bluffer at c raffy tukak… ang yayabang nyo.. anak kayo ng bakang dalaga.. 

    • hadji

      Brod, tanong mo nga sa t3 na yan kung anong nangyari at nabahag hang mga buntot nila sa Majada out, Calamba. Bakit natatakot .ba silang ibaon ng buhay

  • ikulong

    ang hero patay na.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

      Tulog HAHAHAHA

  • AlexanderAmproz

    As all the lands where initially stollen by the Church,
    then given for a song to their relatives,
    or actually by the land grabbers,
    alike Danding or the Consunji and al, not only no places left where to go, but permanently no food, if you don’t agree you are tag as Communist and killed !

  • buttones

    “We were all shocked by Manny Pacquiao’s defeat at the hands of Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.”

    This a sort of a ‘Royal’ sort of ‘we’ is it? Personally speaking I really never actually considered it at all.. It may have devastated you Mr Tulfo, but quite frankly, my pursuits being a bit more cerebral than the outcome of some boxing match, have hardly dented my concern at all….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Why are we attacking Manny for a few losses and forget all the victories in the past?  It’s very unfair.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Sport Hero’s are short time Hero, excepted very few like Mohamed Ali,
    but more than muscles are needed.

    Paquio was very convenient for the Lapid’s or, former FG and Ate Glue gang,
    assailing him with flattery to get some pieces of his success,
    to balance their lack of popularity thank’s waves of corruptions and killings !

    There are so many other Filipino’s deserving to be highly respected,
    fighting with the brain(macho don’t like brain, as they don’t have) to improve the country future,
    the assassinated scholar, Leonardo Co, and so many Juan de la Cruz Patriot’s, like the less known Joe de la Victoria(Cebu) involved in Dynamite fisherman’s control while killed.

    What an disgusting habit to kill everybody concerned by national interests instead to spoiled every-things for there own advantages, the Country rule of Law !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5UP35N7RTP55UQGRZCTR27KX6I RojiS

    Millions of dollars were coming in as donation to typhoon victims, ngo’s are working hard to help displace survivors, the governments are doing its greatest efforts to help speed up help. With millions of dollars coming in, a new town will be born as long as those millions will be spend wisely to develop the devastated towns and provide housing to the victims. Jobs will be available as long as no corrupt officials will handle the funds…..

    • AlexanderAmproz

      As usual, most of the money will be stollen by disgruntled Trapos,
      don’t have any illusions about it, except if Gawad Kaliga is involved for the constructions, and Red Cross for any other supply.

      But official opportunist’s Gangsters will take control, like in Negros Oriental few months ago
      where essentials goods, supposedly given, sky rocketed with insane prices.

      Life has no value in this Clergy Paradise.

  • boybakal

    Forget the Defeat of Manny, he does not need consolation.. Even in defeat, Manny is laughing all the way to the bank.
    Just think of the people in Davao Oriental and Compostela.
    They need more of our prayers and help. They deserve more and more help.

    How about you Tulfo, you’re from that place Davao Oriental, I guess. Help or organize a fund raising campaign for your kababayans.

  • kentjohn

    i shall return,,i will rise again……  pacquaio

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    KARMA! That’s what you get when you dont pay your right taxes. You think you are untouchable and very arrogant when you are here in the US. .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    How much Talo mo sa pustahan Mr Tulfo?

    You teach about karma here in your column. Dont you think what happen to manny is karma because he’s not paying his taxes there? Hirap dyan pag mayaman mabango sa inyo mga impokrito…

    Pagmayan kahit mukhang kargador guapo…

    Pagmayaman kahit bastos ok lang…

    Buti nga natalo mayabang kasi…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    Win or loose manny will get money. Niloloko lang kayo nyang manny na yan mga utu uto…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    Yan ang mahirap ang sukatan nyo sa pagrespeto sa tao is yaman at pera. Magbago na kayo!

    and who cares if he has ferrari?? Di ba natratrapik dito ang ferrari? Kahit gaano kamahl kotse nya sumasayad pa rin ang gulong nyun sa semento. same as with other cheap cars…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    Im not as rich as your hero but I won sa pustahan and my face is still intact and never hit the canvass unlike him. International humiliation! Thats what happen for person who are so hambog…

  • El_Gran_Capitan

    Quite interestingly, Philippines is unique, we celebrate the fall of bataan but we never celebrate the victory in the battle of mactan by lapulapu against magellan. Nowhere in the world that they celebrate defeat. case in point, the french never celebrate the battle of waterloo where the emperor and legendary conqueror Napoleon was defeated, neither do they celebrate their defeat in Sedan to the hands of the German twice. You can see a lot more examples from various countries in the world. That is why i said our country is unique

  • KennyG62

    MARQUEZ MADE IT FINALLY !
    Many Mexican boxers are great fighters; the like of Barrera, Eric Morales, Margarito, Dela Hoya, etc. and the greatest of them all is Juan Marquez (JM).  JM is the greatest for being able, and the only one, to knock Manny out cold in their 4th fight.  The right-handed JM’s way of winning is a 1-2 combination against a left-handed Manny:  (1) stepping on the right foot of Manny to out-balance, then (2) quickly be followed by a solid short right hand straight to the chin of the already out-balanced  and unsuspecting Manny and that’s it.  If they also can stand to do such a dirty trick, all victims of Manny in order to at least have the chance to win over him next time around must do the same as JM did that can even knock him out cold.  The Baby Floyd must now be grinning like hell if he’s already learnt about the loss as he now has all the reasons to avoid Manny.  We must congratulate JM for the trick well done – The trick indeed worked well after all the many attempts — and for him being able to avoid having a severely battered-face similar to those of Manny’s previous opponents.  For being such a good sportsman, of course Manny will say nothing and will accept the loss while laughing as always and that makes him the best even more.  Yes, he cried and that is for the love to his people.    Congratulation to the PACMAN for being SIMPLY THE BEST and for making BOXING alive!  You’ll remain the People Champ despite the defeat especially from a fighter like Marquez  ——- who mastered well a 1-2 combination of (1) tricky movement using a foot out-balancing the opponent and, (2) a quick solid punch to the chin of the already out-balanced opponent due to a tricky foot and that is the truth!!!! …… the other truth ……..  if JM will come up fighting Manny the clean way as Manny does, things will be so different!!!!  For being a clean fighter ——- PACMAN is still the BEST!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      No boxer is great.You call someone who battered another guy to a pulp ,possibly to kill, great?what a twisted logic.
      And by the way there is no clean fighter ,all boxers are rough,and they are just waiting for his opponent to make a mistake and wham! he will take that chance to knock him out and hope he can’t survive the count to fight again.All boxers wish to inflict harm to his opponent. 

      • KennyG62

        In boxing, each player’s main purpose is to either inflict harm or knock out the opponent and whoever can do most to its opponent is the greatest boxer.  There are rulings in boxing in which all boxers are to follow, otherwise, they are not playing according to the rules and can be called dirty fighter(s).  Clean boxers or fighters are those who are always following the rules.  Obviously, with your comment tells us that you are not matured enough to know about boxing. If you want a kind of sports or play that will not do harm to anyone, then better off and play with you own balls … Stupid.

  • 711sense

    I really feel sorry for the victims of Pablo. It was a devastation that most of them has never seen before. I wonder what happened to all the reported helicopters that the government bought? and why aren’t using it to ferry food to the starving people hit by Pablo? The news also said that the President rode a helicopter when he visited the affected area, why can’t they use it since the President is already back in his comfortable sanctuary with complete with servants who will cater to his needs 24/7? Perhaps our government is waiting for other countries to help us so they don’t have to spend money in taking care of the starving and homeless victims. It’s christmas, our government need the money to throw parties and giveaways to their mostly lazy and non performing employees.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Philippines helicopters fit only for vey few passengers show of, can’t be loaded.
      The Army one are done to kill, mostly innocents.

      An armor car isn’t an truck !

      An “elites” government never care victims as long they are not relatives,
      otherwise there will be many helicopters for heavy load transport.

      In the Philippines there is an hidden war between the richest back up by the US
      and the poorest quasi totally abandoned with fake text books and no food thank’s of land grabbing, to face the the ugliest, called “famous and beautiful”, this is  the insane Philippines way of Christianity !

      The messenger is more important than the message,
      an upside down country, stepping on the head,
      the population has to pay an dire price for that.
      Worst than to be nailed on the Cross as it last live time,
      short time for children’s, an horrible sardonic laugh !

      • 711sense

        Your use of the English grammar language most specially your use of preposition is atrocious to say the least. Try to make a direct point to the topic at hand rather than using highly derivative and capricious grammar which is really out of your league. Take care.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        Your English is terrible,better to shut your mouth so you can’t do damage to the language and yourself.

  • beerhunters

    La confianza matare’ el hombre!



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