The hardest things to let go of are the things you never really had.
UNA Senatorial candidate San Juan City Rep. JV Ejercito condemned the refusal of University of the Philippines Manila to allow one of its poor students to continue with her studies due to her inability to pay her tuition.
Its fascinating to see how these two candidates of UNA, Cong JV EJERCITO ESTRADA and JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI are having fun despite their hectic schedule of their campaign!
[Credit: JVE’s photo]
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina,Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite, was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He was ordained for the Jesuits on 13 December 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel.
He was novice master in San Miguel, where he also taught theology. He was Provincial for Argentina (1973-1979) and rector of the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel (1980-1986). After completing his doctoral dissertation in Germany, he served as a confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.
On 20 May 1992 he was appointed titular Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires, receiving episcopal consecration on 27 June. On 3 June 1997 was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires and succeeded Cardinal Antonio Quarracino on 28 February 1998. He is also Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite.
Adjunct Relator General of the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 2001.
He served as President of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina from 8 November 2005 until 8 November 2011.
This is a journey of friendship, love, trust, faith. Let us pray for the whole world. - Pope Francis I
Roger Federer visits SA project
Everyone knows Roger Federer the tennis legend. Not many know about the marvellous work being done in South Africa through the Roger Federer Foundation’s Growing to READ Early Childhood Development programme in Limpopo as implemented by READ Educational Trust.
With no fanfare, the great man slipped into our country to celebrate this work on Tuesday February 19th at the Govhu creche, in Thohoyandou’s Govhu village. The event was hosted jointly by the Roger Federer Foundation and READ Educational Trust. While here, Roger paid a visit to Hklukani creche, where he spent time with the children and those involved with the Growing to READ programme.
Since 2010, the Roger Federer Foundation has been supporting READ’s Limpopo Growing to READ Project to give children of this impoverished province a better start to their schooling: early development increases the learning potential. Here the children are taught the Basics of reading, writing and arithmetic.
In 2011, the programme was expanded to Grade R level - the pre-school year the children have to pass before starting primary school. Importantly, parents are being involved through special workshops where they discover how to help with their children’s education. Due to the excellent results of the last two years, READ is now able to extend the programme to another 25 creches.A video clip of his visit can be seen here.
I admire politicians who get in to social media because it’s one way of opening yourself to the public. But what if your twitter or facebook is handled by someone else, a social media manager. Doesn’t it look abused to have a personal account but have else send tweets or posts for you. Then, sending canned replies to followers. That’s not the way social media should be, you socialize. If you have a personal twitter or facebook account it shouldn’t be handled as a businesses would do.
I know a politician who is very active on twitter. In fact he has a Klout score of 73! I can’t even go over 53. He is none other than UNA Senatorial Candidate and San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada.
“Klout measures this influence across several social networks and shows users how they impact the people connected to them.” The higher the number, the better.
“Many people doubt if I really do the posting on Facebook and Twitter. I do it myself because I like being hands-on. Also, after a day’s hard work, it’s therapeutic to share what you’ve done to the online community,” said Ejercito Estrada.
I agree, it should be a stress reliever, it was made for communication and to have fun. You don’t have to take every tweet or comment you receive personally, just have fun.
Pag pikon ka, talo ka. Don’t take everything seriously, there will always be bashers and bullies online but I believe they only attack those who they know have an attitude or a tendency to go berserk when provoked.
Having 24,962 followers on Twitter, 5,159 friends on Facebook, and 99,058 fans on his Fan Page is nothing to be afraid of as long as you take responsibility for your posts.
The young lawmaker noted that the Cybercrime Law contains provisions which practically permits the state to suppress freedom of speech and persecute its political foes and he is also for the Freedom of Information Bill.
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” he said. It is also his way of connecting to the youth, getting the latest trends and issues concerning young people. If elected he wishes that he would be given the committee that addresses concerns of the youth.
“Youth development is one of my advocacies as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” the solon said.
Social Media is a very powerful tool, one wrong tweet and netizens will be ganging up on you. Use it wisely and who knows you may get a higher Klout score.
We would never have guessed that San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada is a netizen himself. We know he has a 24,176 followers on Twitter and 101,770 Likes on hisFacebook page (as of our recent profiling), but never did it crossed our mind that the UNA Senatorial candidate is more than net savvy as well. Surprisingly, JV Ejercito has a KLOUT Score of 73.
For those who don’t know, KLOUT is a social media tool that measures a certain individual how influential he or she might be on the social media world. KLOUT measures and calculate statistics from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks to give the most accurate percentage and ratings of the influencers analytics. The higher your KLOUT Score, the highest your influence and interactions on the web.
And another surprising thing that we’ve found out, JV personally handles his social media accounts, with support from his staff.
“Many people doubt if I really do the posting on Facebook and Twitter. I do it myself because I like being hands-on. Also, after a day’s hard work, it’s therapeutic to share what you’ve done to the online community,” said JV. Well, upon checking his KLOUT profile, we saw his recent postings – the latest of which was greeting his son Emilio on his 13th birthday.
This personal touch is probably why he has been able to engage a good number of his followers and friends over the past few months. The KLOUT score is an indicator of his influence and not just his popularity online. Beyond the number of friends and followers on various social networks, which continue to post striking growth, the KLOUT score manifests the level of influence that he has attained since becoming a netizen in 2010.
He’s in a close-tie grid with famous blogger Noem Lardizabal-Dado on the KLOUT Score 73, while he moves away from Malacañang Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abi Valte whose KLOUT Score soars at 64.
Tech and Mobile Gadgets
San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada says he never fails to check and regularly update his social media accounts through his Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad mini: “It’s been my habit to check replies and posts as soon as I wake up, during my free time, when I’m traveling, and just before I go to sleep.“
He posts his daily activities to update 5,159 friends on his personal Facebook account.
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” he said.
On the role of social media in his campaign for the 2013 elections, JV said he intends to share his legislative agenda to 30 million active Facebook users and 9.5 million active Twitter users in the Philippines.
“Since I filed my certificate of candidacy, I have received a lot of input from the online community — encouraging words, offers of support, and even questions on my advocacy and my competency — all of which contribute to honing our campaign to be responsive to the needs and expectations of our electorate,” added JV.
While some netizens use social networking sites as a venue to rant against politicians, he believes that the government must not be given the power to regulate the online activity of Filipinos. The young lawmaker noted that the Cyber-crime Law contains provisions which practically permits the state to suppress freedom of speech and persecute its political foes.
As a youth advocate, he said being an active netizen enables him to be up to date with the latest trends and other developments concerning young people.
“Youth development is one of my advocacy as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” the solon said. (Juan Manila Express)
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” Cong JV Ejercito Estrada said.
“Youth development is one of my advocacies as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” he said.
Cong JV EJERCITO ESTRADA understands that some netizens use social networking sites as a venue to rant against politicians, but he believes that the government must not be given the power to regulate the online activity of Filipinos.
UNA Senatorial Candidate and San Juan City Cong JV Ejercito Estrada during the Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Congress in Pangasinan. With Cong JV is Pangasinan Congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco:)