Tingkering with Arapaap Template of Jake F. Ilac

I would like to acknowledge all people who dropped by this site.

Sorry for the No New Post. I am presently busy using the Arapaap Template of Jake F. Ilac with my new blog Money & Work @ Home. I want to chronicle my quest on how to make money online in just a click, about work and home, and of course, my rants and ramblings on politics, on cultures, on literatures and with some current events.

I just would like to test if these blogs parading slogans “Make Money Online” are saying the truth.

I will be posting some “daniw” soon. For the meantime, accompany me at Stop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Phils. or at Money & Work @ Home.

See you soon.

Karit para iti GUMIL

Iti tengnga iti agsasamusam a parikut ken risiris dagiti saan nga agkakatunosan a pluma dagiti mannurat nga Ilokano a mabalin a makapahayblad pay ketdin a mabasa kadagiti chatboxes ken fora dagiti community portals ti Ilokano, a, mabalin a makauma ken makarengreng a madagdagullit, adda ti maysa a dangadang ken TIGNAY a mabalin a sangwen dagiti mannurat a mabalin nga ipanguloan dagiti miembros ti GUMIL.

Isu daytoy ti dangadang ken TIGNAY ti pannakataginayon ti sao/pagsasao nga ILOKANO. Mabalin a kunaentayo nga aningaas pay laeng daytoy a parikut, a, mabalin a kunaentayo a saan pay unay naanglem ti itdenna daytoy nga angot ken adayo pay laeng iti dalem ti kultura Ilokano ngem adda ditan ti sayamusom ti sumsumngaw a kinaliput a tignay dagiti mangtirtiris kadagiti rehional a lengguahe.

Adda ditan ti in-inut a pannakaungel ti sao/pagsasao nga Ilokano. Adun ti ubbing a mabainen nga agsao ti Ilokano uray man no patneng nga Ilokano koma met. No dumtengto ti panawen nga awanen ti mayat a gumatang/agbasa ti Bannawag, adda pay kadi serserbina dagiti awanan anag a kinapangas dagiti mannurat nga Ilokano? Siasino ti mangbasa ti iparparammagda a kinalaing?

Daytoy ti karit. Kasano a sangwen ti GUMIL daytoy Executive Order No. 210 dated May 17, 2003 ken daytoy a Dep. Ed. Order No. 36 (2006)?

Nalawag met siguro a pangrugian daytoy Section 7, Article XIV, of the 1987 Constitution:

For purposes of communication and instruction, the official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and, until otherwise provided by law, English.

The regional languages are the auxiliary official languages in the regions and shall serve as auxiliary media of instruction therein.

Spanish and Arabic shall be promoted on a voluntary and optional basis.”

Ania met ngay ti aramiden ti GUMIL ken ti Ilokano Community iti daytoy a linteg?

Urayentayo kadi pay nga adda maaramid a linteg tapno matungpal daytoy: “until otherwise provided by law, English”?

Adda ken adu met ngata ti kas kaniak a mangpadpadaan kadagiti addang a mangsalluad ti bukodko a pagsasaao.

Ti saludsod: GUMIL, ania met ti addangmo?

Tinkering with Tadlock’s Structure Template

I will take this opportunity to acknowledge all who passed by this site for the last previous weeks. You are all welcome and thank you.

For the past few days, I was so busy with my works and I found no time to steal for blogging. Before the onset of the Holy Days, I needed some extra time to finish some quarterly progress reports. Last April 14 and 15, I was supposed to attend a National Forum on Microfinance Innovations for Cooperatives but my mother was rushed to a hospital, and I had to attend to her.

Fortunately, all went well. She will be having her first session of chemotherapy tomorrow, April 22, 2009.

For these recent days, I was tinkering with Mr. Tadlock’s Structure Template edited and bloggerized by an Ilokano writer and web site designer Mr. Jake F. Ilac. The Structure Template was adjudged as one of the best blog templates originally released for WordPress. However, Jake Ilac saw the need to adopt this template for blogger/blogspot. Jake made a good effort with it and I was applying it in a blogger/blogspot site dedicated for my mother.

So, sorry for the ‘no new post’ here at Tignay.

My new advocacy is on stopping non-hodgkin’s lymphoma or doing something that keep the public aware on lymphoma, at least in the Philippines, through a new blog site called STOP NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA PHILS. This site is still under construction with the efforts of Jake.

You may join us in this advocacy. Visit my site dedicated with this cancer. See you there…

My Mother is Sick, can anyone help?

This is my second post dedicated for my mother who went under the knives twice.

For all of you who have medical knowledge, please help.

For all of you who knows some financial remedies, please help.

For all of you who knows God, please help us pray.

Last December 16, 2008, she was operated in the abdomen. I will post here below the result of her clinical diagnosis by her first Pathologist.

Clinical Diagnosis: Colonic CA
Gross Description:

The specimen consists of a resected colon from a right hemicolectomy, with grayish serosa and attached fatty tissues, measuring 38 cm. in length and 7.5cm in its greatest width. Cut sections show an obstructing whitish mass noted at the cecum, measuring up to 16cm in tis greatest dimension, and extending into the serosa and near the proximal line of resection, and 16cm from distal line of resection.

A whitish mass is also noted measuring up to 2.5cm in its greatest dimensions and noted 14cm from the distal line of resection. The vermiform appendix measures 5 x 15 x 1 cm .15 pericolonic lymph nodes are noted and some are large and measure up to 3 cm in their greatest dimensions.

Microscopic Description:

Sections of the cecal mass show diffuse submucosal and transmural infiltrates of small and large lymphocytes extending into serosa. Similar atypical lymphocytes are also noted at the vermiform appendix, peri-colonic lymph nodes, and near the proximal line of resection.

Histopathological Diagnosis

NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA, Diffuse, Mixed Small and Large Cell Type, Cecum, Vermiform Appendix, Peri-colonic Lymph Nodes and Proximal Line of Resection.


Suggest Immunohistochemistry studies.


She was operated again last February 18, 2009. This time under her arm pit. Here is the Surgical Pathology Report.


The surgical specimen consists of nodular, brownish to grayish white doughy tissue weighing 150 grams, measuring 8 x 7 x 5cm. Cut section show lobulated, grayish white cut surfaces with tiny cyst. representative section embedded.

Microscopic Description:

Sections disclose the tumor is composed of solid sheets of neoplastic cuboidal to polygonal celss infiltrating into underlying fibrofatty stroma.


INVASIVE DUCT CARCINOMA, Axillary Tail of the Breast (Malignant)

Last week of March, my brother noted again a bulging part of our mother’s abdomen. She went again to the doctor but the doctor refuses to let her go under the knife for the third time in just 3 months. He advised the family to put my mother under Chemotherapy medications.

The harder part with this scenario is that our family could not afford to have her chemotherapy.

My mother is now very thin and that she is only 59 years old. Can anyone help us please?

Chip Tsao’s War at Home: A Cheap Piece of a Junk

Mr. Chip Tsao’s War at Home is a cheap piece of a junk. Though, this could rally us to work together.

The rants and complaints by Filipinos directed to Mr. Chip Tsao’s War at Home were all useless. We must start looking deeper into the problems that caused him wrote the article. He maybe erred at some points but this article should become a wake up call for us to work together with concerted efforts to come up with solutions.

We may start with this question: What a heck a Filipina, with a degree in International Politics, doing at Mr. Tsao’s abode? Cleaning toilet bowls? Doing errands for this Chinese writer who, in some sense, does not know a bit of international politics?

Or, is she a product of our government’s program of “Supermaids”? A supermaid bearing the tag: Philippine Maid, Proudly Pinay.

It is now time to contemplate of what we must do, what we should do, what we should be doing, what could be done. We need the value of HUMILITY to accept the problem. We need the value of SOLIDARITY to put some solutions. We need the value of SELF-RESPONSIBILITY to account our state of BEINGNESS.


My wordpresser friend, Mr. Joe Padre, stated some solutions below. (These were his comments to my previous post on this issue)

As usual the flameout has started. What is difficult to understand is why we love this kind of self-immolation with very little effort at planning a collective course of action to solve the underlying issues. The blather and posturing only serve to raise our blood pressure, which ultimately is inimical to our health. If we’re going to flame out on this issue and risk a major coronary episode, we may as well go all the way and accompany our bluster with some appropriate action, whatever it is. Else…

I heard about this as early as the mid 1950s when I first got to school. More than half a century later, we’re still in the yak-mode? Enough already, Angkuan. Let’s all get a life.

Ania ngata no adda paglintegan a mangikeddeng a 90 porsiento ti OFW remittances ti gastuen automatically iti panangipasdec cadagiti nadumaduma nga infrastructure a mangted naan-annay a trabajo cadagiti cayatna ti agtrabajo, imbes nga ag-OFW da? Tapno materred ti gutad ti corruption, masapul a maysa nga independent committee ti mangakem iti pannagplano cadagiti umno nga infrastructure, ti pannacaiwaras ti pagsayaatan iti entero a pagilian. The committee to implement this law should be composed of the Presidents of the University of the Philippines and other selected schools or universities, the head of the Department of Labor, qualified student representatives, and a reputable judicial branch representative, all working in a concurrent capacity. Don’t include any professional politician, such as any member of congress or the executive branch, except the head of Department of Labor.

Is this possible? I guess it would be like splitting hairs, or getting a camel through the eye of a needle especially if it’s Congress that will craft the legislation instead of a no-nonsense Executive Order for this purpose from the President. You can trust President Arroyo to do this?

The alternative, which has the most potential of succeeding, is for you to draft an Executive Order (you may need a legal mind well versed in constitutional and labor laws to assist you) and gather millions of signatures for a petition asking the President to sign it. Don’t be timid about revising the Executive Order when you come across significantly good suggestions to improve it along the way. I think, by George, you may be able to accomplish this thing through the Internet and the media. Build a network and a strong public opinion in favor of the Executive Order such that the President can’t refuse to sign it.

Mr. Nelson Daligcon also blew his top to our nation’s inability to create enough jobs for all Filipinos. He did it in his usual DH Lawrence style of sexually insinuated, overly naughty daniw. You may not read it if you are morally upright, he he he. Here it is.

nation of servants scandal
(bomba ni Chip Tsao)

a resolution strongly condemning the “demeaning” Hong Kong magazine article that called the philippines a “nation of servants” has been filed at the Senate…
Inquirer.net, March 31, 2009

the bureau of immigration (bi) has barred the hong kong-based magazine columnist who branded the Philippines as “a nation of servants” from visiting the country…
Philstar.com, March 31, 2009

idi pinugsitak ti kassit
sako innasnas iti rupa ni pinay
nga adipen ti naangpet a bripko,
imkiskayo, madaydayaw
ket kayatyo a tadtaden
ti gatel a butok!

ngem siasino
ti nangpauttog ken ni pinay
tapno umay agdildil iti kaperko?
siasino ti namagtulang
kadagiti pingping ti ukina?

bagas ti ukininayo a madaydayaw
a ta la mangsalsalsal
iti bukodna a buto ti ar-aramidenna,
iparamanyo ngamin, a, dagiti ganas
tapno malipatan ni pinay
ti panagbisin ti mutingna!

For all of you who failed to read the complete article of Mr. Tsao, please read through.

The War at Home
By Chip Tsao

The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen onboard. We can live with that–Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú Island. That’s no big problem–we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with karaoke.

But hold on–even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: There are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as HK$3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell everyone of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.

Grimly, I told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes to her Government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and deeply hurt my feelings.

Oh yes. The Government of the Philippines would certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids have been made to shout ‘China, Madam/Sir’ loudly whenever they hear the word “Spratly”. They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used to shout, “Long live Chairman Mao!” at the sight of a portrait of our Great Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I’m not sure if that’s going a bit too far, at least for the time being.