Saturday, September 04, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Parayaw, means to boast in the waray language. If a person is "naparayaw" it mean a person is doin a conscious act to boast or brag about something. Last year during the fiesta month long celebration Parayawan opened the reveling taclobanons. Young and old alike come to the venue to watch the nightly shows, live band,stand up comedians, and so much of activities to keep the people awake till the wee hours of the morning. For this years celebration Parayawan has new location now on the balyuan grounds just right across the city legislative building. If you would see it now the location is more bigger compared to the previous location last year that was at the Tacloban City astodome ground. Nightly entertainment every night ranging from guest band locally to top hit band from around the Philippines. You would love the food stalls that scatters around the place. Locals that just came out from a busy day at work would come to Parayawan even on a weekday. The scene now has change if you would be comparing it 5 years ago. The city is even more adapting to the night life culture so much so during these time of the year the Pintados fiestival.
Thanks to Coke Young-Go for the wonderful photos!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
In the past the recent that is, there was a partylist group that wanted to take a seat on the nations house of . The name is "Ang Ladlad" or to come out. It is represented by the GBLT Gay,bi,lesbian,transsexual group headed by Danton Remoto. List group has been elected on the previous election won a seat in congress and thats it. Being that belongs to this group takes pride in having them to serve the people with a purpose that would serve of million of GLBT all over the Philippines. I was aware of the existence of the group way back then and the year was 2004. I read a Gay oriented magazine and their group was featured on that magazine. Ive read Dantons wide latitude of visions that made me believe in their cause.
Now the group made their way to congress. Stayed there for three good years and nothing happened. I have not read or seen any changes in so far as the caused that they have been fighting for. The aspirations of many has not materialized. The hopes that they made for millions of GLBT out there has been put to waste. Alright let us lay down that "Hope" that I am ranting here. One of the caused that I know Dantons group would pass for congress is the legal bond between both sexes. Where it would be legal to marry a partner of the same sex. Yes we have heard a lot of these myths and story but its not all about the love and lust story that people think of what wer are talking about here is a legal battle, the legal right between the "Pink" bond between the same sexes. Take for instance taxes. On Philippine law if you are married, to the opposite sex of course, then there would be an X amount of deduction from your income tax. And thats the very same issue that these Gay Party List are suppose to battle on.
Now its 2010, yes they made their way to COMELEC despite action for banning them or not having them run again for a seat in congress.Election is over and "Ang Ladlad" did not make it.
I was thinking if they have just walked the talk and made the promise into reality then maybe the party list would have the chance again to make a difference in the life of Gay people out there. NOw they are not happy and Gay.