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FIBA WC 2023 – PHI-JAP-IND

“The Power of Three” and “Play It Louder Than Ever.”

The end of the year just painted the widest smile in every hoops fans in these three countries as  FIBA Central Board officially announced and formally endorsed it to the world. Excitement envelope our heart as we try to imagine things come 2023 ! that’s six full years and we collectively look at the line up of potential candidate to don the national colors from the ranks of junior to senior high varsity teams and the remaining strength of those young guns in the current team.

The announcement just fuel up the programs for basketball leagues, to find great talent, to train harder with a great length of time for preparation and gone is the reason of short training, jiving up, cohesion and whatever you may want to call it.

Were hoping that there’ll be no game of politics along the way but pure solid support for the team, the lack of long term program thinking must shelve and create a committee of professionals to attend to the rigors of preparation, programs, training’s, player selection, and others.

So who are your team for the coming 2023 FIBA World Cup ? Bear in mind that they should be able to withstand a long term commitment, sacrifices and dedication with one full goal and that is to win the coveted gold and eventually see our flag in the Olympics.

Name your team and lets start a very good conversation till the national team evolves into one of the most best formed team in the history of Philippines Basketball Team.

My first take is to have KAI SOTTO start training exclusively in the US under the trainer of Giannis Antetokounmpo ! – Paquito 

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FIBA WORLD CUP 2023 – PHILIPPINES !

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The score is tied at 99 all with a 3.23 seconds to go on the shot clock and fans are all on their feet in the 75,000+ capacity filled to to the rafters Philippine Arena and the while the world watch the most important last shot of a young, NBA aspiring local superstar Kobe Paras one of the two sons of the only PBA Rookie + MVP tower of power Benjie Paras take a pass from the PBA scoring champion Terrence Bill Romeo who fakes and drive for an alley hoop to Kobe Paras who soars high above rim enough to kiss it or drink coffee for an elevation remarkably high for an NBA standard and strongly dunk to finish the longest 3.23 seconds of the game that’ll always be debated as one of the finest finishes of the Philippines National Team in the FIBA tournament.

This is how it is envisioned by a kid from the million roads of the urban and rural areas of the country’s makeshift basketball courts when I asked him what he thinks about FIBA Basketball.  The Philippines is the basketball Mecca of Asia ! It’s undeniable, the most popular of all sports discipline that have change the many life’s of every kids who started it to every university, colleges varsity team, even to its far flung rural areas of the three big islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Beyond Sports speaks to Jordan Clarkson

 

The photos above is enough to gauge how the game is being loved and passionately played in every place of the country even during the times of hardship. When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the middle portion of the country the first thing that Filipinos did aside from recouping their lives was to play basketball for they believe that life must go on no matter what and how it looks like to do it even submerged in waist deep flood waters the itch to touch the ball and continue to dream big have never faded.

The Philippines is a home to millions and millions of basketball fans from all walks of life, the competent heart and a dedicated warrior is traceable from the toddlers as young as 3 years old to the senior citizens of BASKETBALL Clubs of the elites and corporate world. It is the most watched sports program ever in the country and hosting the FIBA WORLD CUP 2023 together with the other Asian countries of Japan and Indonesia will bring the sports to a new level of diversity, hospitality and tourism. img_1812

We believe we can and we believe we must host the FIBA World Cup 2023 !

I’d like to thank the owners of all these great photographs who’ve captured the true  actions and moments of how the Filipinos love and played the sports of the new generation, the FIBA Basketball. Credit goes to Mr. Jinno Rufino for the Youtube Video of Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson for Beyond Sports Philippines. #PlayLouderIn2023

Dribble Drive Motion will never be the same once all these players from around the globe get to see the white sands of Boracay, the high seas of La Union and the delectable foods of 7,100 islands of the Philippines! – Paquito

BPO – The Truth Deserve Respect

Today’s article was sent through my viber page asking if i can touch the tough topic relative to the unsung heroes of the local and international economies of third world countries involved in the business process outsourcing jobs where competition is fierce and comparable to plucking out the best and priciest fish available from the ocean. The glass walled offices, sophistication of all gadgets and servers are useless unless driven and utilize by well trained and up-to-the-job people with works ranging from tech-support, team leaders, project or account managers and the mean machines of the deal… the agents. Let me share to you the disgusted and partial discrimination an agent have had, that pierced the ceiling of his tonal understanding whenever face with the adverse effects of being misunderstood. As I’ve said, we blog everything and we listen to the normal discourse of anyone in the society as long as we think it is deemed necessary to hear their voices. (posted as originally sent-Paquito) 

I’m a proud part of the BPO Family and yes we are a family not just an industry. 

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”SA CALL CENTER LANG PALA NAGTATRABAHO”
Following a heartfelt complaint by a former workmate about having heard this phrase, I could not help but write this in defense. Yes I am working in a call center industry during my days thinking that this phrase meant that call center is as menial as they say it is… but you know what…
This phrase pisses me off a lot. Why? There is such a huge discrimination when one hears a person is working in a call center. Companies even have specific rules for application for loan, credit card, phone line and so many other things if you are working in a call center, and if you say call center, you can hear the aah of disappointment in their tones.
Sad thing is, do these people actually know how freaking hard it is to get in a call center from the initial interview up to training even on the production floor? Yes they do see the glamour of call center workers partying, Starbucks or going out having a good time, but they deserve it, because these people slave 8-9hours or more a day bearing insults from clients who are not even their own family, constant changes with stats that they have to meet up with and the worry that anytime one minor fault can lose them their job. Believe me this work is not just about sitting down and saying hi and hello and its all good.
Carrying of phone is strictly prohibited in the production and yet you will get some ignorant love ones requesting to break up or even blame you for not answering the phone during your work hours. Do they even know carrying a phone inside the production floor is a cause for termination? Yes believe it or not it is! In spite of being regularized these people still do not have stability of work, with the constant change of client requirements and statistics, quality control and metrics a call center agent can lose his job at anytime! Being late can be cause for termination, even being absent if its 3 consecutive days is ground for termination. And regardless of the emergency it is a requirement for an agent to phone in 2hr before his/her shift to inform that they can’t make it, otherwise it is marked as No call, no show which can also lead to grounds for termination, now consider this what if an emergency struck and you are unable to call? Yes they do get penalized regardless. They work graveyard shift and believe me working in the night is one of the most difficult thing to do only to go home and sleep the day off to wake up and prepare again to go to work. Holidays, even Christmas and New Year they are required to go to work, regardless of any holidays celebrated and when pay day is up, everybody stopped and braced themselves because of the almost 3,000k to 5,000k or sometimes more tax every month which marks us as the highest paying tax even if we are categorized at the lowest level of employee in a company and often classified as factory workers,. Its funny how the media always portray the glamour of working in a call center, but the true call center work takes a lot of hard work, sweat, blood and tears which the media have never gotten the chance to really show to the public.
In summary? Respect! This is not a simple job, otherwise they would not offer such a high pay, it takes a lot of sacrifice and yet it is classified by our system as a factory worker category, such a shame. No job deserves more respect than the hardworking call center agents who slave every night to support their family because our government could not offer a job that suits their profession. For those who uses the phrase “call center lang pla nagwowork” I challenge you to try and enter this profession and after 2 or 3 months, tell me the same phrase that you mentioned and I promise you, you will change your perception!
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Not all people are well aware of how a certain person works hard and in what way the hardest part get the best out of the same person, temper flares, attitudes blast and many more… but in the modern society where most of us are interacting with the use of our own cyborg representation… have we forget that as of the moment while writing this article there is no such invention yet that a cyborg could share or show an emotional quotient? No robots or teleprompter can share the unadulterated feelings just like any human beings have… I bet those at the Silicon Valley are busy contemplating or tinkering things out how they can produce the very first microchip driven as perfectly near the feelings of a heart of a normal person. And you, being in the proper position to explain further how the works are done are considered as unsolicited adviser they could listen to or none at all. It is your dear choice… Wow she just driven home a brand new car! A surprised neighbor whispers upon seeing you entering a makeshift garage… and the next question am sure that’ll pop out of your neighbor’s mind is,…. She is working in a call center….

Proper conduct command respect, no one dare to demand it,  but earn it the most unique way your heart could ever desire fair and square. – Paquito

Rebuilding Enough

Hello my dear readers and fellow bloggers, my country had been hit by a super typhoon… international code name Nock Ten, packed a strong winds and heavy rains with the rate of signal number 4 putting those directly hit places under calamity status. A serious national concern if you are to ask me.

Philippines is a home to great white sand beaches and natural beauty, great food sources of seafood’s and agricultural harvest. It is also the home country of the worlds famous personalities in sports and beauty where in fact the 2017 Ms Universe pageant will be held this coming    January. But that is not the issue we will gonna be highlighting here but the possible turnaround solution in the event like these weather phenomena, typhoon… sitting above the equatorial belt my place is a tropical country where we experience only two types of season the wet and dry. Having a dry condition is not a problem at all as the solution lies in front of us, a trip down the shorelines we can beat the heat during summer months and it is the wet months that’s been hounding our fellowmen as continuous rains could spell flooded roads, overflowing rivers and strong cyclone winds that destroys houses, community and dreams.

Numerous times I’ve witnessed and read through newspapers that it’s like a cycle where it’s a come and go situation for them, that it seems like they just got to live with it all throughout their lives. Weather either good or bad, sunny or rainy are like the clothes we wear in our life that we got to really think a way to live with it harmoniously perhaps fittingly. It is better to think of ways to lessen if not eradicate the potential destruction it’ brings once it hit any part of the three big islands of the country. It is a wake up call to us as a professionals in the built industry to think of something that’ll benefit our countrymen. I believe we have the talent more than those consultants of foreign origin as we’ve all seen the vast reality of life of those living around the belt of our precious shorelines and even in the hinterlands.

Our government must spearhead a program aimed to help the people to have the adaptive design, cost effective construction and low maintenance houses of decent but functionality at its best by tapping the talents and resources within the country and lessen the damage anytime a typhoon hit the urban and rural areas. Rebuilding in a way it’ll stand the pressures of strong winds and flood waters or rising sea-water levels and its tributaries. This is not an easy task for the government and its people but with the right framework and adaptations of all sectors… no doubt this is the only and possible solution, if not a suggestion.. to those who are in the forefront of this battle. Weather disturbances is now in its hyperactivity as compared twenty or thirty years ago due the ill effects of denudation of mountains, over-extraction of deep water sources and waterways continuous constriction through mass dwelling of urban re-settlers in search for a greener pastures and decent life. Let us help rebuild the community not only through safe and sound infrastructure but a strong political and economical support to rebuild the lives of our countrymen for good.

A challenge where many leaders have battled it out yet fell short of the their prescribed results. A more pressing issue of urgent concern where the stats has a large discrepancy as against the war on drugs in terms of pressing needs to defy the odds every time a natural calamity strike their long suffering heart from the un-ending rift that resulted from multi-faction bickering. Who’s the best is better be known from the way we put those in the indigent minorities, where basic utilities services are still alien to their uncorrupted minds, where people are still uneducated due to presence of local bandit intrusion and harassment. Be the champion of your people by providing the eradication these challenges and reach out to those who believe they’re also the best without looking at their political parties, without looking at their beliefs,  for i believe that we are all Filipinos.

No odd is defiant if there is one clear direction at the other end where ALL is looking at. – Paquito

Blurred Lines and Fine Photographs , The Wedding Art Photographer – Iyo Gaudite

Hello fellas ! Due to insistent public demand, i’m releasing for the second time. For your great photo needs and professional magazine like results, pick your date for this coming 2017 and start your journey with the right photos….

“Photography is my alter ego where emotions are best expressed. When everything’s seems too dim & dull to the most wonderful feeling of happiness and being in love. Two drastic emotions trigger to inspire me with my works on how I’ve embrace photography and let it be publicly appreciated by all ages. Of love & hate to beauty & the beast is where art do exist, pouring my passionate soul to click for the best ” IYO Gauditewhen asked what makes him bring out the best in him.

There are two lines of success ahead of us, the one which we’ve been dreaming and aspiring of and the other we transverse as the situation permitted it. A young man from the city of smiles have found both are true with his current career path that brought him to be the best and one of the most demanded photographer from the south. Multiple bookings filled up his calendar till the end of the year, some were penciled for the months of January till May 2017. Dubbed as the Wedding Art Photographer, born on November 20, 1987 he finished his college at University of St. La Salle-Bacolod and started to work part time as lineman in one of his friends film outfit, climbed the ladder of success through odd jobs where photography were most involved. It was when he was employed as a lay-out artist that he found his calling to seriously consider a career in photography.

Iyo who’s father passed away when he was one, growing up stronger than normal simple life, he always get his inspiration from his loving mom Rebecca and sister Lidiya now based in Australia who are very supportive and take their time to give constructive critique look to his works thereby making it a truly marvel work of art. “It was during my college years that i started shooting with the use of digital camera having my batch mates as subject” and skillfully tried his best shot after shot, click after click and frame after frames.

With the advent of digital and multiple technological advancement being created for a remarkable results of photographs, it is still the innate techniques and skill that makes a blurred lines a portrait of success as  one of the cornerstone  he believe in is , “two people who are in love need not to fake poses or good angles as their Love for each other are the best momentous  highlight of their whole story.”

Still, Perfect practice makes your craft perfect as he is in a beast mode to reach the pinnacle of his passion to create the most vivid and wonderful photos of all his subjects and continue to be known as the small town boy of Kabankalan City who is now making big waves in the country’s world of photography. “How would you like to have your memories taken Mam,” he always ask to his client and a row of a ingeniously clicked photos were shown to his client putting a smile as a sign of approval without any words to say as Iyo were able to capture the moment crisps and smooth and as long as the people are showing love and keeps on falling in love Iyo’s photography will continue to be seen in any place where and when you are not expecting it.

For a memorable photographs you can reach him through his Facebook & Instagram account iyophotography ; @imetmylovebeforeiwasborn ; send an email thru iyogaudite@gmail.com and directly speak to him at +63918 535 9984 . You can make your wedding occasion a true work of art by collaborating with one of the best and youngest shooter who knows the story you wanna share to your dear partner and relatives with every click, pan and zoom of the man of the hour who is truly yours who goes by the name Iyo.

Light to dark hues of black , photographs is nothing without storied art of anything. – Paquito 

 

 

The Random Analyzer

We can never be the same again… and nobody wanted to go back to anywhere near the dangers of challenging circumstances. Randomly we accepted the fate of being what it is to be someone like we used today.. far from complacency but picky with the odds, and we brand ourselves as the random analyzer. Seriously trekking the heights of failure and depth of success, closely they desired the most coveted price of fame and fortune but we can never be at the helm of it for we chose to be the random results of forgiveness.

People of any strata possesses this feeling of immortality once they’ve engulfed the fire of triumphant sound echoing in any cerebellum of humanity by digging the deepest trench of a sound impartiality. We can never be in any portion of it, either in defeat or success of integrity for we chose to be the most randomly desired ubiquitous of the human race.

By random selection we picked our choices to reckon with and unwittingly immersed our comfort of defeat that somehow mistakenly coded as our success.

Whichever it was, it will go to its end , logged as record of fate. – Paquito

Cheers to our 100th Blog Article !

Credit goes to YOU my very special and important reader. Congratulations to us, after a hundred and twelfth day since the first blog article we are now reading the 100th story of all time, CHEERS TO OUR 100TH BLOG ARTICLE ! I can’t say any word to describe really how i felt right now. The word has turned to a paragraph and the paragraph have turned into stories and the stories habitually becomes an article commonly known as blog. It all started with “you got story? let me blog it” thing in one occasion where everybody are up and at their brightest minds and critique that I told myself to let my actions be the loudest in all corners of the world starting humbly in this endeavor. To think how long it takes for a company to celebrate a milestone of their hundredth year, it’s quite easy to achieve it through blogworld.

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 The enthusiasm and artistic thinking has been always on the lookout and like a well oiled machine, the mode of thinking ways to create and recreate reliable and simple ways to make our daily living an easier one. It is in the power of practical thinking where you can find the simplest and  acceptable solutions to your challenges. I am delighted to tell you my dear blog readers that we are looking forward for the next 200 articles to read on as am gonna be publishing for your practical consumption and pre-forecasted ideas  that’ll try to help you find your way out convincingly. Got story, let blog it.

I am inviting you to send your practical ways of strategies that you were able to achieve your stature right now and share it to everyone who are in dire need of the same and spread the beauty of being a man for others, nobody is perfect but perfect practice makes your work perfect i presume you do subscribe also with the idea. God Bless Us ALL.

And always remember that “behind every difficulty i saw a lot of opportunity !” – Paquito

Learnings from the Rio 2016 Olympics games

Winners knows no race or color and the medium used in determining the best out of the best are fair and square. This is the reason why the olympiada is considered as the highest form of competition ever played on earth. Watching the games bring me and the people of all ages a new understanding as to how the game was made, scored and officialized. Civilizations of all races, nationalities and social status just reminded people that an ordinary athletes can compete with the same mindset, to win the gold and etched their names in the history book of sports. That the world peace is achievable, no matter if there are 42 sports disciplines, 306 events, done in 37 venues and comprised of 205 countries, camaraderie is best exemplified by counting those who compete to complete the records for those whose excellent performance are justly rewarded. And that through numbers as a measure of greatness are jointly approved by participants who went there to experience and be recognised that their presence alone is a testament of support of peaceful world order.

Four times square we came prepared, Dovely at peace we are all one. – Paquito

Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremonies Wonderful !

August 05, 2016, Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil, all eyes in the five continents of the world have focus their sight in the first South American country to ever host the event. Despite the intrigues, criticism and threats the organizing committee made it a spectacular event that captured the sights and heart of the world.

Traditional, cultural, modern achievements and future plans for the country were revealed and showcased as part of the opening ceremony, the ingress of the 206 participating countries with a total of 11,178 athletes  led by Greece and last to enter the stadium, Brazil. South Sudan and Kosovo will have its first participation in the most popular summer games of the world.

My heart weeps during the presentation of the first recipient of Olympic Laurel as they’ve shown the humble beginnings of a small boy from the underprivileged South  African place where most of the people especially the kids have the sports as the only road to their success in life. The flame was treated with sacredness combined with innovative invention of its rays simulation mechanically. Truly an amazing presentation of genuine Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

Let me borrow what has been mentioned during the welcome address of the olympians inside the Maracana Stadium, In the olympic world we welcome you as an enrichment into our unity and diversity, we compete and stay harmoniously in one place where everybody is treated with equality. – Paquito