Category Archives: law and order

Paquito Quote for Day 40

What a tense and unimaginable days it was for everyone of us, hearing those threats and relentless fears these two leaders were sending message across the globe. And what it means to us… just mere spectators of these colossal antagonist isolated for so many years waiting to realize of its provocations and led us back to the bad old days of ugly war recovery that nobody wanted to ever experience again.

Too many why’s and how’s were asked of by the younger generation and to provide answers point by point is better left out but move forward instead and seek a better recourse but a peaceful way of re-integration to the modern world.

Brotherhood should be, for a united neighborhood would be. – Paquito  

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Paquito Quote for the Day 27

Flash point … what is this….   to some it’s the  Boiling point? Reading news nowadays laid with focus on senseless killings… and will just lead you to the nonsense reason of sudden outburst of one party towards the other in a public road. Do you really need to point a gun to those people who has made an overtake or you deemed proper to tote it and pull the trigger just to show who you are?

Road rage is now one of the top tough acts listed in most of the police logs and pending cases before any trial court. And the only reason it have is… flash point. Don’t be a victim of road rage, keep your senses high especially when on the road.

Never leave the house uneasy for it’ll only end to something you could’ve never  imagine. – Paquito

Paquito Answer for the Day 20

Comparing macro and micro isn’t sounds bad or good as to who is either at the other end of the comparison. A lot of sound ideas and extra ordinary solutions are available right in our nose but we can’t execute it without a haste due to the legal impediment it may pose once we start scratching the tip of it. With the on-going talks with regards to those small business players source of capital being the next target of the government crackdown to “illegal activities” in the society, “lending thru 5-6” included… we can’t fathomed the idea of how these small entrepreneurs might end up once the capital source are plug for good.

An alternative source must be delivered or created if  they’re seriously considering the full stoppage to loan sharks, including with the our friendly foreign small time but lenient and very considerate business partners. Astronomical salaries and bonuses these so called experts are receiving only kept me asking, where are the alternatives to the problems they seemed making the poor, poorer in making both ends meet on a daily basis? Isn’t it better to put the solution first before plugging the “illegal business” they’re talking about… just asking.

Running around the bush sometimes get you on time to your preferred destination. – Paquito

Keeping the Intersections Always Open Beware of Xing-Blockers

How many of you encountered a clogged road intersections? It’s not a good experience right? An ambulance with a dying patient can’t pass through it due to rogue drivers and inconsiderate incompetent road users who never have had any idea of how the road network system works for everybody. So where do we start to instill the right information to re-educate our fellow road users of the basic and complex utilization of highways, arterial, alleys, intersections, traffic signs and the like? Using the digital highway of information dissemination will further reach every Juan’s smartphones, i pads, laptops and even desktops to ensure the good governance programs are hitting the right target.

Going back to the topic, I was trying to figure out the reasons behind those people whom we can call Xing-blockers. Are they such in a hurry that seeing an open space in front of them will make them whatever they wanna call it? They are the drivers who simply occupies the intersection without any hesitation and wait for their time to turn either left or right most of them straight who has the nerve to block and pretend no one looking at them just to consummate their deeds no matter what. Seen those signs imposing penalties for those gonna stalled inside the “yellow box” or the intersection once the red light turns on, Great Idea but behold and lo no one seems to care seriously. Leaving us dumbfounded with their horrific actions delaying others of their daily schedules if these xing-blockers doesn’t care for their time. Putting up a hefty fine will not eradicate the menace, an educational material setting their family’s consequential  dangerous results coming from their acts will instill the dagger into their right frame of minds and souls. Treating the crossing intersections as special as our gadgets in terms of its positive effects and the productivity changes it’ll bring to the daily lives will surely do the trick.

Let me leave you with this, why do people tend to be reactionary instead of pro-actionary? Your thoughts matters. Let’s make our road friendlier than ever.

Silly things is easier said and done, let yourself be not a part of it and be a part of the considerate and humane road user day in day out. – Paquito 

Negligence and it’s Overly Price Consequences

Minor to look at but major effects are bound to happen thru continuous negligence.

Everything seems to be turning right in accordance with the way you’re expecting it and the cycle goes on at least for a certain period of time. As we aged human factor traits becomes steadier for others and not to some. Illnesses of lifestyle induce health disturbances and the like can be equated to everyone’s error or the world renowned traits which is being negligent. 

How many times we became victims of this pitfalls and potholes right in our nose? It its the ignorance we colonially embrace thinking that it’ll never hurt us not break us till we end up tied and expose to its small but of high impact effect that we could be needing much of our golden time . Times where we could be using in a more productive way instead of finding solution to immediately get out of the mess misalign your plans and expectations thoroughly. 

Thinking twice, second thought, verification, cross matching, reorientation and the likes are traits we must smartly recognize during the times of doubt. Trusting your instincts and acting swiftly with it reduce the cost to regain the deficit and potential ill effects it’ll slowly instill to your serene and less complicated days. Release the positive sides of a doubting Thomas in you and be the best planner of your daily life from its smallest detail of checking your portal security up until the biggest financial constraints you’re indulging with. 

Life lessons are abound if we succeed picking our travails and journeys but let us always remember that being aggressive doesn’t reward the negligent via reciprocal effects and it’s karma. And let us never forget that as we aged we must learn continuously to live life to its fullest rewards of happiness for if we don’t it’ is an unseen act of negligence of pricey consequences. 

#donotneafraid 

Thank you for reading my humble blog.

How to Outsmart a would be Attacker in Public Places

Broad daylight attacks perpetrated in general public places boldly stated as headlines in broadsheets and tabloids has been becoming common news. Crimes of serious and petty ones are being committed inside and outside our homes in several places while you are reading this blogs. The cries and screaming voices were being belted out in frustration and freightening fashion in search for answers by asking why it should be them who should experience the brutal and merciless infraction in their lives. 

To be a victim is a choice, it is how prepared we are and comes out conciously our home and maintain our composure in every single seconds to outsmart the direct line of assault. An attacker is always on the lookout of weak and out of focus individual either is a man or woman regardless of age as long as it is within their sudden capacity to strike in a lightning quick action without any hesitation to finish the crime. So how do we prepare? What are the things we got to do to put up a sign that were not that an easy target all the time we are out of our comfort zone. 

Tough Mental Preparedness  is one of the biggest key element that we should establish. We should ingrained in our selves that were ready to deter, stabilize and control fully the assailant. Our core concentration must be directed to those weeaker points or parts where the suspect will feel even in a split seconds to put away his attention into what he is into you. Practice and serious excercises to execute it requires utmost attention. I can do it and I have to do it shall be your instant words to run the deal. It is the lack of mind over subject thing that befalls everyone as a victim and to ensure that’ you can seek help within the next minute is a great deterrent.

Basic Training of Self Defense is now handily accessible through the Internet. Before one has to enroll in a Karatedo or Judoka class to learn the basics of self defense stance and attack to neutralize an ill refute suspect, arms to arms combat and proper striking methods to ensure you’re safe and slightly battle scarred but alive. Use the Internet by searching websites offering free and downloadable self defense routine and rituals like how you’re doing it with your weekend Zumba on tv. Just think that it’s for own safety and you’ll learn to appreciate those hand and feet gestures including the act of receiving the blow from a suspect and converting it to his weaknesses and further downfall. Try to peek at those sites before heading out of work or home and your confidence level will rise expectedly.

Plan your Daily Route by having a three options to get home or to your office. In between stops gives you time to delay suspicious encounters and earns you the rigid mind set of a combat ready person. If you are using public transportation do make sure you have establish way to hit the road either riding a cab or app based car during rains, a carpool during dry season and riding a trike which is well lighted and open type for distinction in case of unexpected danger. Familiarizing yourself with the road is far better than those who do not, escape route is needed for a brief chase and being not able to dissect the roads or alleys will give you the underhand to escape. Learn to read and check the maps offered in Google I assure you it’s a plus factor for your navigation needs. Try to speak to your cab driver where are the possible road pass thru for a shorter or longer routes this way you’re learning it big time. 

Spray Bottles come in Handy as the suspect is secretly scanning the area and choosing their victim and you consider yourself as small, petite and too feminine then use the power of bottle sprayer. It need not be the standard pepper spray as cologne or alcohol spray if directed to the suspects eyes will drive the same effect and disturbance giving you time to strike him in his weak points as you’ve learned from your internet self defense class and seek help or get away from the line of danger. Always put it in your tops pocket or keep hold of it if youve sense something out of your trusted instincts. 

Use the power of technology Literally those selfie sticks is as great as an instant weapon at hand to defend yourself. By striking with all your might you’re assure of getting to your second layer of defense in hitting the suspect to his weak points. They want your laptop, iPad and big screened cellphones? Use it as a weapon of your defense as your life is the most expensive than anything else in times of danger. Great presence of mind is the key element here to secure yourself. 

Do not wander away from the crowd but choose your crowd like a group of buffalo trying to cross a river right in the scrutinizing eyes of the lion in the wild the last one or those who wander a few meters away from the crowd becomes the weakest link of the chain as it gives the mentality of being the last just by looking in his front and thinking no one follows of its the same breed but a roaring lion. The same in the city, you must always be in the pack crossing streets, climbing public elevated pedestrians and even shaded bus stops. Never indulge yourself to be odd man out of the few as this is a clear sign of danger. 

Wear Decent Looking Clothes most of the victims are of course unwilling and they always fell to a fashion trap. Body hugging clothes, plunging neckline, micro mini skirts and sleeveless tops is like a garbage chased by flies. We all agree that were more presentable wearing those fads and fashion but by golly kindly put it in a place of proper decorum. If you’re just taking public transportation why not wear jeans and jacket and bring those attire in the office and change to that fashion you wanted and do the same by back to jeans and jacket going home? Am very sure it’s doable and it all needs discipline to achieve it. Wearing heels riding a jeepney somehow puts you in danger of slipping by hopping to that higher platform of buses and jeepneys. Don’t wear shades if you don’t need to as this limit your peripheral vision of the surrounding and this is what a perperator wants as they could come from the sides or at 4 and 7 o’clock angles of your back which where you are weakest when wearing shades. Skimpy clothings are a magnet to those maniacs and flesh starving guys who finds solace to victimize women wearing them. Be mindful of showing skin in public. 

Always have a Companion especially at nighttime where criminals are rampant. Having a travel buddy anywhere makes you a hard target. No single lion were able to bite two deer or buffalo simultaneously. If it’s really impossible to have a companion during the wee hours execute plan B by booking an app based ride going home. Really tired of traveling ? Hit the cafeteria open for 24 hours and you’ll be safer than ever just be sure to ignore drinks offered by a stranger to keep the deal of safety. 

Outsmarting those bad guys comes in thousand ways and what is more important is the way to discern that something unusual are bound to happen and keeping a huge amount of effort of maintaining a clear mindset to response smartly to any assailants is the best basic and initial remedy to deter the consummation of a petty or heinous crime and keep yourself safe. 

Reconsidering Urban Life as Rural location is Regaining its lost appeal once more

Rizal, Bulacan and CaLaBaRzon rural areas needs a second look in terms of location for the current and next generation practical choice to stay away from hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Traffic contributed most for the lost quality time a man has to his family and so with the young professionals leaving them without a choice but to spend unscheduled drinking binge and other unwanted nightlife activities that’s adds up to fatal accident stats of the traffic bureau. Aside from time consuming hassle and wasted resources carbon dioxide pollution poisons the metropolis air. 

On going infrastructure transportation projects, improved transport network vehicle services such as UV Express plying the routes using the expressways of the greater Manila areas made it accessible for the workings blocs of the society. But how sustainable these improvement remains to be seen. As the perennial problems relative to traffic congestion continues there seems to be no solution or end sight for this woes. 

In the most developed countries people and vehiclar congestion is something they’re so serious about that they’ve given preferential priority as this is considered as one of the pillars of productivity. They’ve built the city along the suburbs and rural areas bringing the facilities closer to preppie and not the other way around. Workplace are a kind of magnet that everybody converge and spent 8-12 hours of their lives and another 2-1/2 hours for travel back home. And with the sixty percent of time spent outside in a stressful and chaotic routine it take toll in anyone’s health, respiratory and vascular health problems are at highest including diabetes and diarrhea. 

Do we intend to spend our best 20-25 years in this manner? Opportunity lost in financial and family time should be reverse once and for all to bring back the extra quality time we needed most. Life expectancy are far lower as compared during the 80’s as people as young as early 30’s are suffering from work related stresses but not with the work itself. 

With the current Presidents vision of an interconnected cities and municipalities through faster and safe highways including the on going train elevated railways it is high time to think and consider living or relocating again in a rural areas surrounding the capital and nearby city. Congestion will be limited and will likely to be seen during holiday season when people troop to big malls and shops for their shopping needs. Developers are now staking their chances to corner a handful of young and mid-40’s couple to start rural life in a modern and practical setting. 

Rural life offers a better chance to enjoy crisp air and the natural habitat. To stay away from the busy surrounding relieves stressful thinking and lessen our lines in foreheads. There we can enjoy planting tomato, lemon, malunggay and any sort of backyard veggies for personal consumption free of any insecticide and a healthier one. It’s totally different atmosphere spending life in the rural area but still strongly connected to the happenings of the city through technology. Lesser cost of real estate taxes and earlier time to hit the sack guarantees enough sleep. And besides establish a grassroots opportunity to enhance your leadership norm through local politics. 

The real solution to our mind boggling congestion problem is to start thinking out of the box in a long term practical approach. To some it’ll be a long shot while to others it is doable. It should start on a family’s aspirations to life and targets and full acceptance of the quality of education, job security and basic health provisions is within reachable ways and means that can be consider as something that can bring happiness to each home and community. It’s the inner thought on concept of successful life that drives people to act and decide logically. 

The realist and the dreamer are both contagious and trended as it is in this manner of illogical thinking that piles up societal problems after problems and coping up seems to be unreal which has reach its limits beyond control. It is the complex challenges that can be outdone through basic  and simple understanding of multiple options to survive these unrest. Fortunately for us family the smallest unit of the society is given the optional advantages ready for our taking and it’ is our smartest and civilize way to stop the chaos and unbalance social and demographical awareness to initiate the truest solution to it. 

Traffic, Clogged-Streets and EDSA short and long term solutions right in our nose

Morning rush hour they call it, noontime standstill some complains about and the after office home-bound rush drives these all made up the daily lives of the people the rich and the poor unless the rich opted for an aerial transport and landed safely in a high-rise buildings helipads. There seems to be some sort of immediate resolve that can be done with the perennial self-inflicted problems the society is experiencing, i say self-inflicted because it all needs a determined individual to start the rebuilding of a free-flowing roads, disciplined pedestrians and road guide enforcers and the correct imposition of make-up cost to those who made an un-intentional infraction. Lets break down and fragmentalize  the real solutions to our problems.

It’s D’ D’ and more D’s – Discipline of the entire community starting from the children above 4 years of age up to the vibrant 70’s seniors who are once in a while go out and do their chores or errands. Once someone go out of his home portal we should wear the badge of a ‘disciplined individual” without any exception to our status in life. In this manner the community will be filled with overflowing disciplined population respecting every common law and order and exceptionally move with grace and wisdom on the proper quorum or dealings above one self. How do we motivate people to be like this? is it through strong calls of harsh penalties and punishment? or somebody are suggesting to reward them an incentives but that is too remote to be done and put in the mainstream outside world. Another “D” stands for Determination, this character has to be running in all genes as this is free as in no single centavos to pay for to be as determined as you can be. It is in the exaggerated desire a man can reach the half of his wants and being determined means sacrifice in some aspect of desirability to do to follow and to unknowingly put into daily grind. We must include Direction to this matter to realistically make or strikingly smooth our pedestrian and vehicular segment of our environment friendly road. Getting out of our homes with a clear list to do and planned activities to follow get the people to be more productive in a sense that clutter thinking were eliminated. It is too important if you were driving a vehicle to achieve this as your  focal point to road is a must once you seat behind the wheel to avoid minor or major accident.

Defined Political Will – as the looming change in type of government hangs in the air, there is an urgent need to establish a well-defined local and national traffic by-laws with specific implementing rules and regulation in unison to all cities and adjacent municipalities to take control of the smooth utilization of major and minor roads in Metro and Greater Manila spanning as far as province of Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and also the simultaneous implementation of the same traffic law relative to commerce controlled zone. An updated audit to existing fleet of long-bed delivery trucks and its end users common daily point of pick up and drop off points to map-out the sequencing dispatch time of every business model with a delivery of goods being as part of their backbone of business. We can’t find and feel the success of a certain traffic solution overnight, it needs tremendous patience from every user of road and public pathways from the immersion period up to mainstreaming the adjustment to be made and make the people’s lives easier and comfortable as compared to the current situation.

Descriptive de-sizing of existing franchises of public utility service providers will definitely de-clogged the 30-year-old roads as locally manufactured including the assembly type vehicles which we can considered unsafe of unfit for public use due to the absence of quality standard checks as required under the Lemon law. One great example of vehicle to road ratio is Cuba. It is quite obvious that it has the highest maintained old-fashioned type of cars which are still in good running condition as they have left no choice but to take extra care of their current load of cars due to embargo. Now that the long-standing political conflict have been ironed out we expect an influx of brand new vehicles to flood the Cuban streets but also we have to expect the phasing out or extraction of their old models vehicles to hit the yard to give way to a new and powerful one well within the environmental and mechanical standards set forth by the US Transportation Services. This has a great disparity in terms of culture when it comes to owning a car here in our country as compared to others since it’s the innate sentimental value character everybody have in his genes that also prolong the service of an old, reboot or resurrected vehicles to stay on the road thus making the vehicle-to-road ratio before we embark to a more expensive road widening option to support the program aiming to provide better use of road.

Deliberately revisit the existing ingress and egress of complex buildings accessible through major spine of the metropolis roads as these has a high impact in terms of increasing or decreasing the vehicular flow in specified time such as rush hours, commercial sales, events and others. Growing numbers of commercial buildings generally sitting right in front of these major highway are also the best option to temporarily unclogged a portion of it to prevent standstill while maintaining a running road. The idea is to make it a run even at a minimal speed of 15-kph to 25-kph day in day out. Another reason of slow-running traffic is the unfamiliarity to places connecting roads. This should’ve been avoided if everybody will plan their trip at its minute details to eliminate confusion and a lead to a minor or major incident waiting to happen within a tick of time. Our lives are easier with the advent of applications including navigational aspect to use roads, find places and learn or educate yourself what to expect in terms of road current traffic direction if it is two or one way giving us the best available option to reach a certain place. Replace all those small font written way directional signage’s, by maintaining a single standard applicable to the entire country. Make it user-friendly in terms of mounting height, place of positioning and illumination during night-time.

And then there was the truth as to how and why we are experiencing this horrendous traffic nightmare. What we need to do is to put our actions unto it, start it now not tomorrow nor yesterday but now. Enough of politicizing the issue as this will just prolong the agony and continuously battered our fellow countrymen who are losing precious time of their single lives and suffering from the problems it recreates. It requires us to do our part to achieve it even if it will be a sacrificial sort of thing to us we need to do it as we have all been aspiring to live a normal and comfortable life and be productive through the proper and ideal utilization of the most sought after traffic-free road outside our home.

Traffic will always challenge us to be at our most disciplined frame of mind character as it lies to every one of us the success of any system we will be using or chose to apply that we firmly believe will lessen the burden within. Systematize, Technologically controlled traffic lights, localize participation of road worthiness usages implementors,  user-friendly covered people pathways, safe and affordable public parking community to prevent street parking, stronger implementation of traffic violation citation tickets both for non-contact and on-road apprehension, elimination of all accident-courting temporary removable barrier to re-utilize the needed space it occupies, clean and clear way directional signage’s, round the clock road patrolling of the major roads to extend urgent help to minor and major road traffic accident, real-time or just-in-time traffic re-establishment of control to instill passable intersections and lastly implementation of strict adherence to RFID when passing a toll station to avoid the extra minutes spent just for a loose change.

These are just several suggestions available but still i believe that all of these will put to waste should we neglect to put Dedication to do it wholeheartedly.