Saturday, December 30, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
L-R: Cousins Bobby and Ricky, Brod-inLaw Vic. Dan, Lee, Lyka and Bea, Ate Ruth, Karla and MielBack: Ate Rose and Kuya Ben (Bentot)
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
"Altar" -- inspired by the altar of our old church in Aringay, La Uni
Monday, December 18, 2006
Poppo, Ferdz and Aimee, Ate Rose and Noel gathered around the
table at Poppo's residence in Quezon City.
Jhackie G. and our host Poppo
Ferdz Lim with wife Aimee
The future Bata Reyes and Alcano, Adrian Aguirre
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
PGMA sends off "Caring and Sharing Caravan" to Bicol
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2006 GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT
Some 250 trucks and other vehicles laden with relief goods left for the Bicol region this morning in what was aptly called by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the government’s "Caring and Sharing Caravan."The caravan, spontaneously organized by civic-minded groups, is a tribute to the theme of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cebu that was called off on account of Typhoon Seniang which ravaged most parts of the Visayas over the weekend."I want every Filipino family to know that their government is ready to serve them in times of extreme distress when food, clean water, warm clothing and shelter cannot normally be availed of," the President said in her sendoff statement at the Central Business Park (CBP) along Diosdado Macapagal Ave. in Pasay City."Your President and the entire Cabinet feel your pain and we will do all we can to gather the energies and resources of the nation to help you," she added.It will be recalled that the President agreed that the Summit in Cebu be postponed to January next year despite contrary opinions, as "she doesn’t want to be attending the Summit when the typhoon was ravaging most homes along its path."The President came to the sendoff to check on the schedules and destinations of the trucks in the caravan which was led by the Office of Civil defense (OCD) and the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).Military and police elements escorted the caravan to secure the relief goods for the victims of the typhoon.The President commended all government officials as well as civic spirited leaders of the private sector who have joined the caravan."As this humanitarian effort traverses the disaster areas, giving aid and comfort to our distressed brethren, we symbolize a nation of one heart and one mind, a nation that derives its strength from unity and compassion, from the spirit of bayanihan and damayan," she said.The President wished the convoy Godspeed, saying "I join the nation in their prayers for the comfort of the distressed, the healing of the families and communities that have lost brethren and loved ones in the wake of misfortunes."
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
It is possible that your mom's friend is okay. Bacacay was not hit by the mudslide although it is just a border away from Sto. Domingo. I will also forward your query to the Bacacay Association here in Manila. I think they are planning to go to Bacacay to check on things so i can ask them to check if your mother's family friend is okay.
You may also check on updates via our clan's website at www.banares-clan.blogspot.com. We post updates about bacacay there as well.
Thank you for writing. I hope to hear from you soon.
RODEL C. BANARES
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
FROM THE GOOGLE BLOG:
It is not that I am being a male chauvinist. I would easily defend any woman I know from people who would do harm to them, it’s just that I am not thoroughly convinced of Nicole’s hole-riddled story. To punish someone with reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment, one must be proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt, and with due respect to the court, I believe that Smith has not been proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. When reasonable doubt is absent, an accused must be acquitted. I have spent enough time with my father, a trial lawyer, to know some of these basic tennets of the law. Let us hope that the Court of Appeals will overturn the decision of the lower court on this issue.
For a more detailed discourse on the reasonable doubt clause in American jurisprudence, you can visit this link:
Monday, December 04, 2006
The BCIS wishes to call on members of the Banares Clan to send any help they can. BCIS will be establishing a plan to help our relatives in Bacacay. For now, you may send any help you can by calling Lisa Banares-Eusebio at (02) 646-95-61.
We appeal to ALL BANARES CLAN MEMBERS to extend any and all help possible. Bacacay was also hit heavily by Typhoon “Reming”. Many of the old houses have been destroyed. By tomorrow morning, BCIS will post a disaster relief plan for our relatives in Bacacay
If you have any news regarding other members of the clan in Bacacay, please call us at (02) 933-17-96.
LET US HELP OUR RELATIVES IN THEIR HOUR OF NEED.
Send us your messages and pledges at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be posting your pledges along with the corresponding amount in the Banares Clan blogsite at www.banares-clan.blogspot.com.
RODEL C. BANARES
Founder / Administrator
Banares Clan Information Service
As we were heading back to our host's place, rain started to pour and we were worried that Noel and Aubrey (who took the bus to the place) might not be able to make it. We were wrong. They left Manila at around 4 and arrived shortly before 6pm. Come dinner time, the weather was already clear and we were treated by our gracious host to a sumptuous dinner of roasted chicken, Adobong Talaba, Inihaw na Tilapia and steaming white rice. After the sumptuous feast we had a few bottles of San Mig Light to cap the night.
The next morning, we were taken by Poppo to their homestead in the mountains of Bataan. The trip was an adventure in itself. We took their APV to the farm and along the way we experienced adventure 1: Traversing the muddy and rocky road towards the farm. We got stuck in some mud but it was nothing we couldn't handle.
We arrived at the farm a couple of hours before lunch. Everyone was excited, especially the guys who were looking forward to doing some rifle firing. At the entrance to the farm, we could see the cows roaming freely in the grass. At the far end of the farm is the caretaker's cottage and to its left is a quaint little hut were we ate our lunch "army" style. 2 native chickens were prepared and we had a simple but delicious lunch of sinigang na labuyong manok, salted eggs and tomatoes and steamed salted shrimp-fry or bagoong alamang.
After lunch, the guys tried their hand at rifle shooting. A modified .22 rifle with silencer was used and the guys had a fun time taking turns shooting at an imaginary enemy (a tin can).
There were horses on the farm and we just couldn't resist asking poppo and the caretakers for a ride. Noel, Aubrey, Pooh and Jack had a grand time riding "Madonna", the name of the horse.
All in all it was a very exciting weekend.
Dinner time at Poppo's two-storey kubo
At the "kubo"
Our gracious host's guest house in their family property in Bataan
The porch of the guest house
One of the many beautiful orchids at our host's place in Bataan
A hearty breakfast before setting off for a drive to our host's farm in the mountains
Our host with Pooh walking along the farm trail leading to the caretaker's cottage
Pooh getting soem shut-eye on the way to the mountains
Jack, Aubz and Noel on the trail
A view of the sprawling farm in the mountains
Our host Poppo at the farm's "multi-purpose" hut
Aubrey posing before the farm's natural spring well
Mapangurirat with Noel and Aubrey at the farm's hut
The mapangurirat taking a picture after leaving the farm
Thursday, November 30, 2006
We've already learned our lesson from “Milenyo”, thank God. Billboard owners have already volunteered to take down existing billboards so as not to cause undue injuries to motorists and pedestrians. Meralco is already prepared for power interruptions, fallen posts and the like.
Have you prepared for the super typhoon? Prepare for the worst. Store two days worth of food, preferably canned, ready your flashlights, batteries, a portable radio, extra cellphone batteries (if possible), bottled drinking water, and candles. Let us not be caught unaware.
PAGASA will be issuing advisories and you can monitor the big TV and Radio networks for these updates.
Ok. Handa na tayo! Ingat and God Bless us All!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Ate Rose preparing her famous Pesto Pasta
Noel, Aubz, Poppo, Ferdz, Pooh, Jack and Nigel (Ate Rose hidden behind Ferdz)
isang tsibog ng tsibog, at yung dalawa parang nasa luneta
Angelicum College schoolmates
The celebrant with Ferdz "Razorback" Lim
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I will always remember him best as a cellmate of the late great Benigno Aquino Jr. in Fort Bonifacio during the dark days of martial law. Max Soliven was imprisoned because he spoke the truth, and that the truth, media men know as gospel truth, is the most dangerous thing one can possess during the dark days of martial law.
After the fall of the dictatorship, he continued on with his mission of truth through information: first with the Inquirer, and then through The Philippine Star. Like it or not, he is well respected by his fellow publishers and columnists, no matter how much his opinions may differ from theirs.
As they say, and as I like to quote every now and then, if one has done something worthy of remembrance, that deed will be his monument. If not, no monument can ever preserve his memeory. I wish now to paraphrase and dedicate the last line of Manong Max's biographical essay Goodbye, Superboy (a Fond Farewell to the Last Romantic) to his memory: Goodbye, Manong Max. I am proud to have known you. And happy to have known you well.
By Rodel C. Banares
Armas Mong Hawak Ay Pluma
Katotohanan ang iyong tinta
Na isinulat sa pahina ng Kasaysayan
At nakauikit sa aming kamalayan.
Sa iyong pagkawala
Hindi matutuyo ang pluma!
Ipagpapatuloy ng bawat Pilipino
Ang sinimulan mong kabanata.
Katotohanan ang pinuhunan
Katotohanan siyang patuloy na ipaglalaban
Sapagkat ang aral ng iyong paglisan
Ang katotohanan ang siyang nakapagpapalaya!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
L-R: Nunik, Papa with Miel, Kats, Mama Edith, and yes, that's me, far right
Monday, November 20, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
NIPA HUT AT SUNSET -- powerpoint art renderred in adobe photoshop
SHALLOW FISHING AT DAYBREAK -- POWERPOINT RENDERRED IN PHOTOSHOP
OLD HOUSE WITH TREE -- POWERPOINT ONLY
ONL HOUSE -- POWERPOINT ONLY
THE FISHERMAN --- POWERPOINT ONLY
ABSTRACT NIPA HUT --- POWERPOINT ONLY
BUKID SA NAYON -- POWERPOINT
MAYON SCENE -- POWERPOINT
OLD MAN -- POWERPOINT