Monthly Archives: October 2009

Should Islamic Pluralism be used as a basis for Educational Philosophy?

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A question for Muslim Educators

by Yusuf Roque Morales School Administrator Asian Academy of Business and Computers

Do Sign I Will Follow!

an object that does not talk controls human
a discipline perhaps just in the mind
it is a psychological upbringing
something to be trained of following…
>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
A sign at parking lot outside Sandakan Airport
When was arriving from Zamboanga, Sulu Darul Islam

A Moment Of Truth!

this light may bring hope…
a snap of moment to lead to truth…
i am of what i am because of the truth…
somehow Sulu will rise forth…

>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
An evening scene at Sulu Capitol Hill Park,
Patikul, Sulu Darul Islam

Writer Is Not Born!

i was taught like this…
but i was not that good…
i learn to touch the pen…
but i write not a novel…
only that i can remember…
the thing that writing is something…
indeed writer is not naturally born to mean a thing…

>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
Former MNLF-Sulu Mujahidin who chooses not a gun but a pen
Taken at Sandakan City on October 27, 2009
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I am in CDO for MBS 3

The Cagayan de Oro Bloggers (CDO Bloggers) group is set to play host to the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, which will be held on October 24, 2009. With the theme, “Mindanao: Bag-Uhon Ang Panan-aw,” the MBS 3 aims to uphold the beauty and strength of the island and to expunge the negative notions the world has about it.

Nearly 300 bloggers from all over Mindanao, new media advocates and experts, Mindanaoan leaders and other stakeholders will converge in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao on October 24, 2009 for the much-awaited 2009 Mindanao Bloggers Summit, which aims to uphold the beauty and strength of the island and to expunge the negative notions the world has about it.

It’s all systems go for the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers (CDO Bloggers) as they play host to the much-awaited Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3, an annual gathering of Mindanao-based bloggers, IT industry experts, community leaders and new media advocates, on October 24, 2009 at Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City. Roughly 300 bloggers are expected to attend this year’s summit.

With the theme, “Mindanao: Bag-Uhon Ang Panan-aw,” (Changing The Way People See Mindanao) the event aims to uphold the beauty and strength of Mindanao, to highlight the diverse cultures and fascinating tourist spots that are uniquely Mindanao and to provide a platform where bloggers and other new media practitioners can discuss concerns related to Mindanao – all with the help of new and emerging technologies.

Expected to grace the summit are United States Embassy’s new Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Bassett, Atty. Adel Tamano, Agusan Lone District Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Tinnex Jaraula.

Considered unprecedented in the Philippine blogosphere, a top ranking United States Embassy dignitary is set to deliver the keynote address. Bassett’s trip to CDO will be her first trip to Mindanao since assuming office in June. She previously served as DCM in Mexico.

Other speakers during the whole-day affair include Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Tinnex Jaraula, Agusan Lone District Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza and Atty. Adel Tamano.

Google’s Philippine representative Aileen Apolo, whose talk will focus on beginners, Digital Filipino’s Janette Toral, who will discuss blog advertising and Lyle Santos, who will talk about making money online will also be present. Representatives of other blogger groups including those in Davao City, General Santos City and Zamboanga will also give updates.

The Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 is generously supported by SMART Communications Inc., Nokia, Syntactics, Inc., STI, Rafting Adventure Philippines,, Majesty Sales Center, Havaianas Philippines, OLX Philippines Free Classifieds, Clara Shoppe, ASTERISK Events and Communications, RG & K Construction, Paguia’s Cottages,, The Site, Spruce, The City Government of Cagayan de Oro, Office of CDO First District Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Ultra Craft Advertising Corporation, Magnet Advertising, Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental and the Mindanao Bloggers community. Media partners include Papa Ardie’s Concepz, STI, ABS CBN, MOR 91.9 and HOT FM 106.3.


Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind…what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

I will put the Law of Karma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them into my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.

2. Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?” and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?”

3. I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and those around me.

~Deepak Chopra~

What goes around comes around”, or Karma is a term that comprises the entire cycle of cause and effect. The sum of all that an individual has done, is currently doing and will do. The effects of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one’s own life, and the pain in others. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, Karma extends through one’s present life and all past and future lives as well.

In Islam there is no thing as karma, but it’s commonsense that if you do wrong then people will treat you wrong. Nothing much divine about it, it’s human nature.

On a boring night my friends and I got to argue about some heavy stuff. The topic of the evening was infidelity and adultery. After a few glasses of cheap wine, we waxed philosophically on the deep existential questions of love and betrayal. Can anyone ever find true love with an adulterer? And if you’re the lucky/unlucky one to woo someone away from their significant other, can you ever be sure that they won’t be wooed away again from you?

I’m of the opinion that adulterers and the people who “lure” them into adultery always get their due. So no one who’s ever been hurt by this form of betrayal has to do anything exceptional to their unfaithful lovers to get back at them because the heartbreaker is bound to get hurt sooner or later.

Harsh huh? I don’t make the karma rules, I just write about them.

MALAYSIA Series. Modern Landmarks.

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) standing majestically at a height of 451.9 meters, is a renowned icon of modern Malaysia, Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous Skybridge on the 41st floor of an exciting “top of the world” feeling. The towers are the centerpiece of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), consisting of the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC shopping mall, a five-star hotel, an immaculately landscaped KLCC Park as well as a mosque. The area is a major draw for visitors and locals alike.

: Admission to the Skybridge is free, on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors are advised to queue for tickets before 10:00 am as only a limited number are allowed daily.

Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Tel: 03-2331 8080 / 2331-7619

Getting There: Take the Putra LRT to the KLCC Station. Entrance is via the Petronas Twin Towers Lobby (Concourse Level)

Happy Deepavali!

October 17.

Every seventh month of the Tamil lunar calendar, Hindus all over the world celebrate a festival known as Deepavali or Diwali. The word “Deepavali” is a Sanskrit term meaning “Row of Lights”. It is a time when they commemorate the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Today, Hindus celebrate Deepavali by lighting oil lamps all around their homes. The oil lamps symbolize the removal of darkness within human hearts by replacing it with light. Celebrations begin on the eve of Deepavali when family members gather in the house of the elders. It is a time for families to end feuds and settle misunderstandings.

Ohm Shanti.

useless post. bad trip times three.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.– Ralph Waldo Emerson.sobrang badtrip.ang buhay nga naman. pag nagpapakabait ka na sya namang dating ng mga walang kwentang taong gustong sirain ang buhay mo. kasalanan ko n…

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Plastics & Eco Bags in Davao City

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MBS 3 Updates

from the Mindanao Bloggers website:

Unprecedented in the Philippine blogosphere, a dignitary of a foreign mission will be taking part in the 3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit this month. The United States Embassy, whose ambassador has been known to frequent Mindanao on many official trips, will be represented by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. Leslie A. Bassett, who will deliver the keynote address on 24 October 2009.

Originally, U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney had enthusiastically agreed to grace the MBS3. Unfortunately, Ms. Kenney–who had earlier met with the Mindanao Bloggers in Davao–had to beg off due to urgent matters this month. But, we’re very happy to welcome Ms. Bassett to MBS3 and Cagayan de Oro City. According to her office, this will be her first trip to Mindanao.

The newly-appointed DCM arrived in Manila on 26 June 2009, after previously serving as DCM in Mexico. She has been assigned by the U.S. State Department to Botswana, Colombia, Israel, South Africa, El Salvador and Nicaragua. In the State Department, Ms. Bassett worked for the Under Secretary for Political Affairs and at the National Security Council. She is a distinguished graduate of the National War College, holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.

We look forward to a meaningful meeting with DCM Leslie Bassett, and a wonderful experience with all participating bloggers at MBS3 in Cagayan de Oro this month!

The Fresh Air?

i wanto to inhale the fresh air
i want to listen a good hear
i want to see the sea glitter
i want to know who is standing by here
i want to witness the tausug dear!
>> Neldy Jolo ‘ >
Jambangan City Boulevard, Sulu Darul Islam
August 4, 2007

I Am A Diver of Coins

i am pearl diver then…
i am but a coin diver at present
isn’t a challenge to get to my origin..?
i am diver and a tausug citizen
let me choose my way
i am a tausug…i am a tausug..!
>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
Sulus Bajau diver, Sulu Sea at the front of Jolo Wharf
Jolo Walled City, Sulu Darul Islam
Aboard aship bound for Bongao…
April 2009

Duyan Sug: Taste Like A Heaven

kung-kung duyan
kung masa duyan
pa dahun-dahun hupi
pa ugbusan bangti
bangti uwa-uwa…
taste like a heaven
smell like hell
eating this you can see angel
sniffing this you can let go evil…
never to be found somewhere…
only in jolo my dear..!
>> Neldy Jolo ‘>
Duyan Sug at Jolo Wharf, Sulu Darul Islam
Aboard ship bound for Bongao, Sulu
April 2009