Martes, Marso 21, 2017

World Poetry Day



WORLD POETRY DAY
By: Deo Antonio D. Llamas

World Poetry Day
A time to pause and post
Poems prayers or just a prose
That may inspire a cause
A day of poetry for our world

Give hope to the lost  give sight to the blind
Strengthen the weak, a path for those who seek
A miracle a medicine for the sick.
Feed the hungry calmed the angry
Be a friend to the lonely

One poem One Book One Man
Can change this World we live in
Believe in Love, Hope and Faith
Throw all the hate and forever
It will lighten our fate

Being One family is Gods plan and our destiny
See the world in its purity opens our spirituality
Know we are his Family
Stop wars apathy greed and disunity
Set the captives free help those who are needy

Teach the world to give and love
For it is a better way to live and have 
Let peace show us unity that will lead us to prosperity
And embrace our humanity
Be a Friend to everyone you see
Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.
In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

Glad that my poem was included in the World Poetry Day Video. Representing my country the Philippines.

 UNESCO declared March 21 as World Poetry Day inviting poets around the world to post poems for this event. Glad to know my poem was included in the video among the several hundred entries. Glad to represent our country the Philippines. Glory to God.

Here are the 27 poets that was included the World Poetry Day Video.

Arowolo Jamiu
Soulileon O. Noel
Soumen Roy
Abraham Koshy
DrBrajesh Gupta Mewadev
Hasmukh Mehta
Sarala Balachandran
Shyamal Kumar Majumder
Gerald Weeks
Edward Bray
Sadashivan Nair
Kavita T Panyam
Promise Ita Okpokudeme
Mark David Grijalva Peres
Deo Antonio D. Llamas
Jyotirmaya Thakur
Mushtaque Barq
Ritesh Kr Singh
Nagasuseela Panchumarthi
Pantas Pangihutan S
Norma Domingo Bugarin
Alok Mishra
Jan Mather
Dolly Jain
Mosiuoa Lordkingpoeticarts Mashinini
Paul Chapman

Linggo, Marso 19, 2017

WORLD POETRY DAY

WORLD POETRY DAY
By: Deo Antonio D. Llamas

World Poetry Day
A time to pause and post
Poems prayers or just a prose
That may inspire a cause
A day of poetry for our world

Give hope to the lost  give sight to the blind
Strengthen the weak, a path for those who seek
A miracle a medicine for the sick.
Feed the hungry calmed the angry
Be a friend to the lonely

One poem One Book One Man
Can change this World we live in
Believe in Love, Hope and Faith
Throw all the hate and forever
It will lighten our fate

Being One family is Gods plan and our destiny
See the world in its purity opens our spirituality
Know we are his Family
Stop wars apathy greed and disunity
Set the captives free help those who are needy

Teach the world to give and love
For it is a better way to live and have 
Let peace show us unity that will lead us to prosperity
And embrace our humanity
Be a Friend to everyone you see

Miyerkules, Marso 8, 2017

THE HENANN GROUP

THE HENANN GROUP




HOW IT STARTED

It all started with one man's simple idea of building his own resort in the island paradise of Boracay where his family and friends can enjoy a hassle-free vacation. Fast forward to the present day, that same idea has materialized as a world-class company, and whose name is synonymous to great accommodations, excellent service and value for money.
"When I first visited Boracay, it was love at first sight; I fell in love with the island right away," said Dr. Henry Chusuey, chairman of the Henann Group of Resorts. The island's powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear waters definitely left a special place in Chusuey's heart. These captivating qualities of Boracay made the visionary businessman realize that the island had the potential to be a prime tourist destination. Banking on this realization, Chusuey opened his own resort in the island, the Boracay Regency Beach Resort.
Boracay Regency, now Henann Regency Resort & Spa started out with 43 rooms, a swimming pool, a restaurant and 65 employees trained according to international standards. The resort focused on offering quality accommodations and facilities at a very reasonable rate, thus attracting more and more patrons. Even at this early stage, the resort showed excellence in its performance as it was the first resort at the long beach to receive the highest resort rating from the Department of Tourism.
To date, Henann Regency Resort & Spa has 302 rooms, almost seven times bigger than its original 43 rooms. With Boracay becoming a more well-known tourist destination here and abroad, it is not surprising that new resorts were being built in the island while the other resorts started upgrading. "During the expansion of Henann Regency, competition in the island also grew; but we do not let them catch up," said Chusuey. So in 2009, the company joined the bandwagon by acquiring its neighboring Korean-owned Hotel Seraph and named it Henann Garden Resort . Four months after the acquisition, the company opened its third venture in the island, the Henann Lagoon Resort.
eighteen years since Henann Regency's inception, Henann Group of Resorts continues to add new members to its growing family. As such, In 2015 the group opened the biggest resort in Bohol with 400 world-class rooms in a 6.5 hectare property in Panglao island along the coast of the famed Alona beach, but it does not stop there, in 2017 another 210 room expansion of the resort will start and will total up to 610 rooms by 2018.
Just last November 2016 the group opened its first beachfront resort in Station 1, Boracay called Henann Prime Beach with a total of 144 rooms. However the group's incredible journey does not stop there, By 2017 the group will open two more beachfront resorts in Boracay alone. Henann Crystal sands is slated to open by the second quarter of 2017 featuring 188 rooms and will be designed totally by renowned architectural firm Palafox and associates. By the third quarter of 2017 Henann Palm Beach resort will open with 244 rooms.
By 2018 yet another resort will open along the main road of Boracay called Henann Park Resort featuring 232 rooms. In 2018 total number of rooms in Boracay will reach up to 1,605 rooms.
The expansion of Henann Group of Resorts will also cover another emerging tourist destination in the country -  Coron, Palawan which will start construction by 2017.
Our customers are always our priority. We want to give them splendid accommodations, superb dining options, great  facilities and efficient service set in renowned tourist destinations, with the aim of satisfying all their needs and creating new experiences for them without charging too much.

Biyernes, Marso 3, 2017

One of the greatest son of Iloilo. A prolific writer, statesman and war hero.



                       One of the greatest son of Iloilo.                     A prolific writer, statesman and war hero.

Lunes, Pebrero 27, 2017

Batwan/Batuan” Fruit That Everybody Should Know



Multiple Uses And Benefits Of “Batwan/Batuan” Fruit That Everybody Should Know

Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Batwan which is also called Batuan, Batuan or Batuwan or Garcinia Binucao is indigenous to the Philippines and possibly Vietnam.
In Visayas, This native tree is used in Visayan sinigang versions. In fact, the fruit resembles a small unripe version of the mangosteen. In the island of Panay, the attractive tree grows tall and abundant, much so that the fruit found its way into the local sinigang dishes and the Visayan palette. A local would readily prefer a batwan sinigang than any cooked with another pampaasim.
Some trees, even their leaves have sub acid components like libas (Spondias pinnata). They may not be as popular as the ones mentioned but this does not mean they fail in comparison in flavor and taste.
The dried batuan fruits are an effective traditional herbal remedy for dysentery. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine system, batuan fruits are employed for treating a number of conditions, including dysentery and gastritis. In addition, it is claimed that batuan possesses anti-inflammatory properties. When the bark of batuan trees is cut it gives out a yellowish resin known as gamboge, which has several uses. This resin is used in foods, medicine and paints. Moreover, this resin can also be used in the form of a rootstock for Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen).
It is said that consuming fresh batuan fruits helps to lower blood pressure and, hence, they are useful for people with hypertension. The resin or gamboge exuded from batuan is applied to the skin to heal irritated skin.
With great economic importance or potentials that were identified, Batuan is one of the 300 species of fruits. Sources say that this unutilized species is useful as a home garden fruit tree and its fruits may be eaten raw. Just like any other Garcinia varieties, this fruit can be preserved by slicing into thin pieces and then drying under the sun. They are used for making pickles.
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Linggo, Pebrero 26, 2017

Huwebes, Pebrero 23, 2017

Paintings of Juan Luna y Novicio (October 23, 1857 — December 7, 1899)

The following are some of the finest paintings of Juan Luna y Novicio (October 23, 1857 — December 7, 1899). He was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He was one of the first recognized Philippine artists.
Please click on the picture to view the large copy.

The Battle of Lepanto, painted by Juan Luna in 1887Portrait of Jose Rizal     

by Juan LunaPortrait of Jose Rizal     

by Juan Luna
Portrait of Jose RizalPainted in oil, in Paris
Portrait of Jose RizalPainted in oil, in ParisJuan Luna
Odalisque by Juan Luna
Odalisque, 1885The Odalisque one of Luna's "Academic Salon portraits" that followed the standards of proper proportion and perspective, and realistic depictions with “an air of dignity and allure”. Although less polished compared to Luna’s other works of art, the Odalisque is typical of the well-planned characteristic of the artist’s portraits. The Odalisque is one of the paintings that made Luna as an officially accepted artist at the Salon of Paris. The Odalisque was a part of the painting collection of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal.

Spoliarium, 1884Spoliarium depicts bloody carcasses of slave gladiators being dragged away from the arena where they had entertained their Roman masters, with their lives. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 in Madrid, where it garnered the first gold medal. In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the musSpolarium, 1884 by Juan LunaChula II by Juan Luna
Una Chula II, 1885Una Chula II is
a 1885 painting portraying a lower class Madrileña (woman from Madrid) sitting squarely with arms resting on a chair, a pose that “almost mannishly exuding sexual confidence and worldliness, holding a lit cigarette between two fingers in a flirtatious way. The burning tip of the cigarette acts as an enhancement to the female’s “painted lips” that supports a “slight smile”.
The Parisian Life, 1892 by Juan Luna
The Parisian Life, 1892The Parisian Life, also known as Interior d'un Cafe, literally meaning "Inside a Café", is a 1892 oil on canvas painting. It portrayed a scene inside a café in Paris with a woman identified as a courtesan or a prostitute representing "fallen womanhood", who was about to rise from a sofa overshadowing three men placed at the far left corner of the painting. Apart from the prominent figure of the female wearing a pale lavender frock and a hat embellished with flowers, fronted by two glasses of beers and an empty beer mug belying a "company of men", The Parisian Life portrayed a glimpse of Luna's own life in the capital of France while accompanied by two close friends.

JUan Luna's La Bulaquena, 1895
La Bulaquena, 1895Literally "the woman from Bulacan". The woman in the portrait could be one of the women courted by Luna when he lost his wife. Luna killed his wife of jealousy.
La Marquesa de Monte Olivar, 1881
La Marquesa de Monte Olivar, 1881A portrait of the young Marchioness of Monte Olivar.
Juan Luna's Governor Ramon Blanco, 1880
Governor Ramon Blanco, 1880'sPortrait of Governor Ramon Blanco, Spanish Governor-general of the Philippines from 1893 to 1896.
Souvenir de 1899 by Juan Luna
Souvenir de 1899, 1899Souvenir de 1899, was completed by Luna on May 21, 1899, in Leitmeritz, Bohemia, after his meeting with Rizal’s bosom friend, Dr. Ferdinand Blumentritt.
Indio Bravo by Juan Luna
Indio Bravo, 1880's Indio Bravo by eum.
Ensueños de Amor, 1890 by Juan Luna
Ensueños de Amor, 1890Literally "Daydreams of Love", is a "dreamy" oil on wood painting. It depicts Luna's wife Maria de la Paz Pardo de Tavera while sound asleep.
Mi Hijo Andres by Juan Luna
Mi Hijo AndresPortrait of Andres, Juan Luna's son.
El Pacto de Sangre by Juan Luna
El Pacto de Sangre (The Blood Compact), 1886The Blood Compact portrays the blood compact ritual between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi who is accompanied by other conquistadors.
Tampuhan by Juan Luna
Tampuhan, 1895Tampuhan is a 1895 classic oil on canvas painting. It depicts a Filipino man and a Filipino woman having a lovers' quarrel.
Despues del Baile by Juan Luna
Despues del BaileDespues del Baile (After the dance by Juan Luna
Nena y Tinita by Juan Luna
Nena y Tinita, 1897Nena y Tinita (Nena and Tinita) by Juan Luna
Puesta Del Sol by Juan Luna
Puesta Del Sol, 1880'sPuesta Del Sol (Sunset) is a scene presumably somewhere in the north coast of France, which Luna often visited.
Nu femeni, 1885 by Juan Luna
Nu femeni, 1885Nu femeni is an oil on canvas painting by Juan Luna.
Idilio by Juan Luna
IdilioIdilio by Juan Luna.
Damas Romanas, 1882 by Juan Luna
Damas Romanas, 1882Damas Romanas or "The Roman Dames" is an oil on canvas painting by Luna when he was a student of the school of painting in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando(Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando) in Madrid, Spain in 1877. Alejo Valera, a Spanish painting teacher, took Luna as an apprentice and brought him to Rome where Luna created Las Damas Romanas in 1882. Luna spent six years in Rome from 1878 to 1884.
Espana y Filipinas, 1886 by Juan Luna
Espana y Filipinas, 1886Espana y Filipinas is oil on wood painting, it is an allegorical depiction of two women together, one a representation of Spain and the other of the Philippines.
En el Balcon, 1884 by Juan Luna
En el Balcon, 1884The subject, a box at the opera, possibly in Madrid.
La Muerte de Cleopatra, 1884 by Juan 
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La Muerte de Cleopatra, 1881La Muerte de Cleopatra (The Death of Cleopatra) was awarded silver medal by Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes(National Exposition of Fine Arts) in Madrid in 1881.
Mi Hermana   by Juan Luna
Mi HermanaPortrait of Luna's sister, Numenaria.
Esopo    

by Juan Luna
EsopoA painting by Juan Luna.

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Text: Various sources