By By Fernan A. Gianan
Two emails from abroad
posted 30-Jul-2018  ·  
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The Tribune website received two emails from its international readership last week.

From Rolf Hoffmann of Australia:

“What happening to the promised reliable power supply? But then I guess it was just wishful thinking? As a mechanical engineer I have been maintenance manager in a few remote mines in Australia. All of them powered by diesel generators. We could not have them breaking down. Here we have a power company unable to supply reliable power which means loss of income for a lot of people and food rotting in fridges...”

From Alexander Sanchez of Colombia:

“I represent a Colombian Textile design company. We are very interested to purchase the famous Catanduanes Abaca fiber, in a way to develop our new fabric collection. Unfortunately, our suppliers’ research is a kind of complicated. So we decide to contact your company to ask if it is possible to provide me some contact info of suppliers in this region. Many thanks in advance for your priceless help!!”

Fiber suppliers in Catanduanes, including PLDC and local traders, can contact Mr. Sanchez thru email at


The Philippine Red Cross recently signed separate agreements with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to have teachers and the youth involved in becoming lifesavers and leaders.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said the partnerships will help more individuals to prepare for and respond to disaster. He said aside from educating the youth on the techniques of how to respond during disasters, it would also pass onto them the values of humanitarianism and volunteerism,

Under the MOA, PRC will train Red Cross Youth (RCY) advisers from DepEd and CHED schools to form a pool of trainers who will eventually educate students on first aid and disaster resilience, as well as raise awareness on PRC’s activities through RCY councils and Red Cross 143, the arm of community-based volunteers.

The partnership will be integrated in the implementing rules and regulation of the Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017.


DON’T TALK TO THE PARROT. A woman’s dishwasher breaks down, so she calls a repairman. Since she has to go to work the next day, she tells the repairman, “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll send you a check in the post. Oh, by the way, don’t worry about my bulldog. He won’t bother you. But, whatever you do, do not, under any circumstances, talk to my parrot! I repeat, do not talk to my parrot!”

When the repairman arrives at the woman’s apartment the following day, he discovers the biggest, meanest-looking bulldog he has ever seen. But, just as the woman warns, the dog just lays there on the carpet watching the repairman go about his work.

The parrot, however, is driving the man nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name-calling.

Finally, the repairman can contain himself no longer and yells, “Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!”

The parrot replies, “Get him, Spike!”

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