Cancer Treatment through Alternative Medication and Healthy Diet

For more information on this matter, kindly visit your doctor and professional counselor who is credible to give advises on this matter.

If in any case you are in support of Cancer Treatment/Prevention, I am willing to be your channel in the Philippines to help patients who are unfortunate and cannot afford the high cost of the treatment and medicines/vitamins/therapy.  I my self has a wife who is undergoing treatment.  I can both be utilized to reached both those who are undergoing conventional cancer treatment or the modern alternative wellness medication.

Thank you very much.

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Earn More in Cavendish Banana Export

Cavendish Banana Export and Trade opportunities in the Philippines is very lucrative if you genuinely knew how and where to get it reliably.

My intention is satisfied client and long term business relationship, I don’t just think about what I will earn in one deal. What I mean is if you will just buy from the company I represent, the price may be high because it is affected by how big companies dealt with farm owners and large demands caused by seasons as the upcoming Iranian New Year (recently Chinese New Year and Christmas season).  Nonetheless, I can help you get lower the price but I need your cooperation.

Below is what I suggest to lower your expenses and increase your profit:

– I need to represent you directly to the farms to where Chiquita, Dole and Delmonte get their bananas. Foreigners cannot just go to them by themselves as it is both unsafe and too far from City proper.  Their contacts and addresses are also not found in the internet. What mostly found is only Trader-Broker or giant companies as Dole and Delmonte and Chiquita.

**Their secret is they only buy the fruits and pay the separately for the packing. They

manage themselves from packing to loading till container reaches consignee

– They order the box themselves directly through local representative form box manufacturer enough for a month continuous deliver.  They reorder and reorder on a regular basis timely for monthly requirement.  The box supply are stored with inventory either in the box manufacturer’s warehouse or farmer’s stock room.

– They apply local permit to operate legally and export bananas to where they intend them to be delivered.  The cost is only minimal for the permit fees

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/how-to-establish-your-business-in-the-philippines/

– They partner with local forwarder for continuous supply of container  of your choice on a weekly basis, tracking of ships, timely schedules like ETD and ETA, assurance and insurance, monitoring of container supply of power while in the care of shipping firms to avoid damages on bananas.  If you don’t partner with a reliable Forwarder, you cannot get containers of your choice anytime you want because big companies already made reservations and they signed years contract.


– You/We need to hire local trusted Quality Inspector (but with my hands-on monitoring and administration for every stage of operations till the container reaches you or your consignee.

– I can assure you of risk management and damage control if we partner.  If in any case there are damage boxes/bananas, with your report-claim with code of box and photo, I can ask the farmers for replacement readily been given in the next shipment.

– You need to open a local bank account for a speedy transaction and payment to farmers for timely harvest and delivery of bananas  (I suggest Banco De Oro Philippines – the largest and most reliable in the Philippines and also have branches/affiliated partners in many countries of the world).  With this, your money is safe not even me can touch it…

you can and will transact to them directly either through the internet or phone.  The farmers also uses this bank so wherever you are, you can immediately pay the farmers so there will be no delays in delivery.  Banco de Oro offers the needed business instruments as Letter of Credit, fund management, etc.

http://www.bdo.com.ph/corporate.asp


Added to my service.

– I can make you website to where you can monitor regular updates and schedules and news

– I can provide you all the design you need and want for this business (e.g. box design,

logo/label design, brochure and calling card design, T-shirt design for packing workers, etc.)

– I can help you process all the paperworks and permits requirement

– I will help in the monitoring and administering.

–  there’s more.

I will share to you the secret I don’t tell my other buyers and clients.  But I need partnership agreement and support as this is not an easy task.  And all the details I know and gained over the years you cannot found in the internet or be revealed by other traders you can meet or talk to.

For those who are interested, I can provide detailed business plan and proposal through my direct e-mail.

Free Vitamin A From Sight and Life Switzerland

Below was the latest package I received from Sight and Life Switzerland… all I can say is thank you Sight and Life.

http://www.sightandlife.org/

Above was my 2nd for this year.  I intend to deliver them through my contact at In Christ We Live Family Christian Center (Talipapa Novaliches Quezon City Philippines) Below are the beneficiaries:

– Congregations of Rev. Tejero (Quezon Nueva Ecija Philippines)

– ICWL Center Talipapa Novaliches

– ICWL Sampaguita-Shelterville Congregation

– ICWL Malabon Outreach

– ICWL Mindoro Outreach

– A Church in Bataan

– ICWL Cavite

I already coordinated that I need to report with photos.  These vitamins are intentionally for kids, to fight malnutrition and sight problems.   I also reiterated that it should be distributed and facilitated by a licensed credible Medical practitioner  either through community health center through their congregation they serve.

The last package I received last January (this year), I channeled them  through Tagaytay City Hall’s Medical Officers and Staff as shown below…

Hope I can also get donors of medicines and support for breast ailment/cancer from global NGO as many Filipinas have this ailment (including my wife) and the medicine costs are too much to bear for ordinary citizen.

 

Philippines Can Fight Hunger with Bananas

I am in the business of Cavendish Bananas trade and export of and other fruits, including rice and other commodities.  Since I already mention in my past blog the opportunities in this business, there is still this I call the other side of the coin.  Allow me now to flip the coin by letting me ask you a question.  If importers only prefers Class A 456 hands and the other good part, what do you think happen to the left over bananas?  Image is excerpt from google images

Fyi. Class A (whether 456 hands or 789 hands) or Class B or Cluster are the categories and specifications of offered bananas in the commodity trading world.  Same with same specs but with defects of any sort (e.g. spots, blemish, etc.) Below are the actual photos of harvested bananas from farms in the Philippines.  This type of banana is undoubtedly bigger than common bananas we see in the market.   Nonetheless, you can see for yourself that not all are the same in sizes so every part are categorized and classified according to specification.. Farmers harvest most age of banana fruit between 9-11 days so it will prolong its freshness until it reaches the country of destination up to the stores and markets that sells them.  Majority of our importer-buyers are from Middle East, mostly from Iran.  Sad to say, only a few are shipped to Manila and known markets in the Philippines as only a few could afford them compared to latundan and lakatan variety.

Let me repeat my question…. “If importers only prefers Class A 456 hands and the other good part, what do you think happen to the left over bananas?”  I will show you where the left are over are going…

Sadly, the not chosen ones are just thrown as garbage or farmers just gave them to the pigs or used as fertilizers.  The first time I saw, I immediately thought of the poor families and street children in Manila and many provinces of the Philippines.  I always say to myself, if I could just be given support by the government or by United Nations or any willing NGO, I will help ask of these bananas to be given to DSWD and other concerned NGO, for their distribution to many agencies facilitating feeding program.  I believe the churches can also participate in both pick and distribution.  Below is the requirement to this task:

  • Government laws or intervention to legalize pick and formalize farmers-government cooperation
  • Ready supply of boxes and other packing materials (to withstand transport)
  • Military assistance from driver, crew from pick-up to transport from farm to loading port
  • Free use of 20ft or 40ft container cube
  • Government facilitated shipping or government ship to transport the containers with bananas and other fruits from Sasa Davao port to Manila or to other port of destination within the Philippines
  • DSWD and LGU cooperation
  • Cooperation of Churches and other NGO
  • Others (depending on the scope of requirement)

These are just for the bananas and fruits from Mindanao.  The government can also coordinate and cooperate with traders of vegetables in Baguio, rice and corn producers, etc.

Come to think of it.

Seminar Workshop


Breast Cancer Awareness

About Marriage

Benefits of Agriculture

About Caring for the less fortunate and social justice

Wedding Planning

About Family Start-up and Being a New Mother/Parent

About Angels in Biblical Persfective

Bowling Challenge

Christian Children’s Church

Christian Publication

(I can incorporate photography, lay-outing, photoshop techniques, article writing, newsletter publication, etc.)

Spectacular Colors of Philippine Christmas

Christian Admin

Contemporary Christian Music

(I can incorporate song composition, production, etc.)

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures

Feast of Tabernacles

Talents

Revival

Rupture

End Times Update

About the Holy Spirit

There’s more!  I also aspire to produce a Worship Concert (or Contemporary Christian Concert), I just need funding and support.

Among my other skills is publication, stage decorations and technical assistance.  I can also provide invitation design, ticket design, etc.

Wow Factor in Philippine Tourism

I was able to attend 18th Travel Tour Expo 2011 which was held at SMX Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4 Seashell Drive Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines  http://tte.ptaa.org.ph/

Unfortunately, today is the last day (19 February 2011).  Kindly just inquire to the organizers for upcoming schedules or wait for further announcements.

Seeing how the event was handled, in my own personal opinion the totality of the event was somehow ok.  I can even compare it to what I saw in Singapore the last time I’ve been there (somehow similar to what I saw in Suntec).  I guess, other countries with same same standard as Singapore has similar type of handling.  I just noticed that the event is not free to visitors, although the entrance  fee is only minimal and very affordable.  Nonetheless, below are some of my observations:

  • SMX Convension Center is perfect for this kind of event due to its globally competitive facility  http://www.smxconventioncenter.com/smx/?p=1395
  • SMX Convension Near and within the compound of same globally competitive Mall of Asia (tourist friendly and accessible to other facilities, restaurants and stores)
  • Relaxing as the Mall is near the sea with lots of amenities to enjoy after visiting the exhibit halls.  It is even near to affordable hotels.
  • Highly accessible and near Philippine main airport

At the exhibit area…

Guam’s place is one of crowd’s favorite because they don’t just rely on their backdrop to present.  They brought with them some of their young ones that showcased one of their folk dance.  They even invited viewers to dance with them so there is a feeling of connections between them and the prospects and the crowd loved it.    This add flavors to their way of inviting tourist to go to their country.

Above photo is part of Thailand’s booth. They adapt a type cultural presentation by way of showing to passers by the way Thai’s paint their beautiful umbrellas.  I believe they gave some small painted umbrellas to patrons.  Another is by way of showing how they intricately curve selected fruits as shown below…

I also noticed that Thailand’s booth offer massage… something they are famously known for, aside from agriculture and medical tourism.

China Booth (above and below)

Malaysia’s booth is eye catchy as their backdrops is a clear large image of their country’s modern symbol… the Petronas Twin tower.  Another attraction is their free cup of delicious Malaysia coffee… simple yet a sort of a shadow of how tourist are welcome in their country.   Now I know why are there so many tourist that visits Malaysia every year.

India’s Booth.  Simple but truly a glimpse India as the backdrop speaks for itself.  They even give magazines and booklets aside from brochures.


Kenya… truly Safari Africa

There’s more and I could not post all the photos as they are too many (e.g. Singapore, Japan, European Countries, etc.)

Let me now focus on Philippines…

My apology but Philippines’ presentation is not as enticing and attractive as the others.    Philippines is definitely WOW as a tourist destination but the WOW factor seems lacking… clear presentation of Filipino culture, breath taking natural view, awesome beaches, one of a kind culture, delicious cuisines, festive events, and many more.   This nation is considered the center of the center in terms of marine bio diversity and globally renowned personality whom can surely attracts tourist if ask to endorse Philippine Tourism  (e.g. Many Pacquio, Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, Charice Pempengco, Batista, etc.).   This requires more than props.  It requires art with a heart and eye moving presentation that entice not just the eyes but also their appetite, the tourist imagination, excitement and most especially what Filipinos are known all over the world… hospitality.    We need to put more of our heart into this business to be more competitive.  If I may, I am willing to help like what I created (still in its concept stage)…

Hope you like it.

Healthy Cravings / Healthy Food Option

I know how unhealthy the foods we mostly buy and crave for, especially if you grew up in an urban setting.   But lately when my wife was diagnosed with breast ailment, we were told by her Doctor that the ailment was somehow the effects of what she eats and her work-life lifestyle (we were also told that emotional stress contributes).   We were fortunate that there is now what we called, Alternative Doctors/Medications.  The expenses is heavy but quite lower if we go to the traditional Doctors as they will surely prescribe operation, biopsy, chemo theraphy and the like.  I have nothing against the traditional but there is now what we call freedome of choice.  Anyway, aside from the natural/alternative medications my wife is undertaking, we were also required by her Doctor to purchase a “Juicer” so she can regularly drink pure carrot or juice from Vitamin-C rich fruits.  One of the best source of natural vitamin C my wife could have.  Below is the type of Juicer I am talking about…

With our regular use of this juicer, grinded elements were just wasted so my wife decided to turn it into something useful (I can eat)..  My wife basically turned the supposed to be waste into something called, “healthy cravings.”  Let me show you some…

Below is my favorite:

Vegi Burger. I can’t believe when I tasted it… the vegetable burger patty looks very much the same with what I buys in the known food chain,  but actually made up only of grinded carrots  and fruits.   I my self can’t believe that I am eating such.  The burger bread, tomatoes, lettuce, the ketchup  and cheese blends to the to the taste so you won’t notice that the burger patty is vegi.   Of course, I only ate it as the cheese, the type of bread with sesame seed and processed ketchup are not yet allowed to my wife’s diet as she is still under alternative medication.

Vegi Empanada (better to eat with sweet and sour ketchup type of condiments or any known sauce usually associated with this type of food)

Vegi Siomai/Vegi Dumplings (my wife made two types:  smoked and fried)

Vegi Lumpia Shanghai (better to eat with sweet and sour ketchup type of condiments or any known sauce usually associated with this type of food)

In the near future, we plan to try other recipe as well (e.g. Siopao, Vegi Donut, Cola Drink alike, Vegi Chocolate bars, Vegi Cake, etc.).

Since 2008 I am already making a business plan proposal in line with healthy food options and research facility that will develop this products for healthy conscious consumers.    It’s just that I have not yet entrusted with a capitalization and joint venture partners.    The world now is turning into organic products trading.  I am taking this seriously and I am willing to initiate a research group that will develop healthy craving products alike with known processed and fast food products.  I have consulted already a Physicist and a College Dean professor  and have come up with workable plans.  I know this is possible, I just need funding and support. Just imagine below items being offered as competitor to known brands (looks very much the delicious enticing product customer crave yet in fact, they are only alike but as Healthy Options or Healthy Cravings…

Cola Drink Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options

Flavored Donuts Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options

Coffee Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options (blended with moringa and other organic products)

Burger Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options (blended with moringa and other organic products)

There’s more… Chicken/Beef alike (vegi meat); Toothpaste, Tea,  Juice, Cracker Snack, etc.  This is no longer impossible these days as the technology is already there for support.

This could be a form of livelihood business, source of income to many and healthy options to sick and well alike.  If you are ill, you need not sacrifice too much.   If someone would entrust us for a capital or joint venture/investment, we are willing to mass produce the products for the benefit of heath conscious consumers or someone who are craving but could not eat meat or processed food.

Forget Not

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

— George Santayana

Above photo is one of the rare world war 2 actual images of 
Japanese imperial army killing babies using their bayone
bayonet is a blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and 
used as a weapon in close combat, as defined 
by http://www.thefreedictionary.com/)

This 2,000-pound bomb falls toward Japanese shore installations 
in Manila Harbor.

I could forget how my parents and grand parents told their experiences during world war 2.    Till to this day, my father could not help but cry when he remembers their painful experience then.    Killing babies as to shown photo was one of the most cruel act of the Japanese imperial armies then, as always told by the elderlies.   Filipinos and the world of this generation need to be well informed of this darkest hour to forget not, and not allow it to happen again.   I believe the best and most accurate information I could use to retold the stories is to adapt the actual affidavit  report made to the War Department by the Commander-in-Chief of the Southwest Pacific Area.  Allow me to quote…

Quote:

The Sack of Manila

Manila Destroyed: 1945

Manila has been destroyed. The once proud city of the Far East is dead. Its churches, convents, and universities are piles of rubble, bombed and burned beyond recognition. Its civilian population have been raped and burned, starved and murdered, its women mutilated, its babies bayoneted.

Manila has been destroyed. The once proud city of the Far East 
is dead. Its churches, convents, and universities are piles 
of rubble, bombed and burned beyond recognition. Its civilian 
population have been raped and burned, starved and murdered, 
its women mutilated, its babies bayoneted.

The order that brought this about came directly from Tokyo. Reliable evidence based on interrogation of prisoners of war, military personnel, Philippine officials and civilians, and Japanese documents reveals the staggering fact that the Sack of Manila and its attendant horrors were not the act of a crazed garrison in a last-ditch, berserk defense, but the coldly planned purpose of the Japanese high command.

Early in December, 1944, the puppet President Laurel, made a futile attempt to have Manila declared an open city.   General Yamashita made a vague promise and even drafted plans for that possibility, then flew to Tokyo. But on his return, he moved his headquarters and the puppet government to Baguio. From that date, accelerated defense preparations in Manila forecasted its doom.

 

A mother and child was murdered in the streets of Manila.

In the first three weeks of February 1945, commencing with the liberation of Santo Tomas Camp, the Japanese began to burn and destroy, systematically, the churches, convents, and charitable institutions of Intramuros, the old “Wall City.” They destroyed all of its most sacred and historic properties.

They reduced to a rubble heap the fine old Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, the greatest Catholic university in the Orient and the oldest under the American flag. Only the ruined walls are left of Manila Cathedral, the most beautiful church in the Far East. The Archbishop’s Palace, hospitals, convents, schools, libraries were bombed and burned. The cultural monuments that made of Intramuros a miniature Rome have been obliterated.

Outside of Intramuros, the Japanese destroyed with the same cold calculation Spanish institutions belonging to the Sisters of Charity. In Looban Asylum, where the Japanese fired the convent, were more than a thousand refugees, mostly women and children. In Concordia College, there were more than 2,000 refugee-babies, orphans, and foundlings, sick people and the insane that had been transferred from the hospicio de San Jose. Did the Japanese give these helpless people a comparatively merciful death by shooting? They did not waste their ammunition on these women and children, the sick and insane. They closed the doors with chains, surrounded the building with machine guns to prevent anyone from leaving the premises alive, then set the building on fire.

A Man Suffering from Burn and Bayonet Wounds

On 10 February 1945, a squad of Japanese soldiers entered the Red Cross Building and proceeded to shoot and bayonet everyone in the building, including staff doctors, patients and young babies, nurses, and refugees. Nurses pleaded for the lives of mothers with new-born infants, but all were bayoneted or shot. Then the attackers ransacked the building for food and supplies. Modesto Farolan, Acting Manager of the Philippine Red Cross, escaped. Under affidavit, he has described these inhuman atrocities.

On 12 February 1945, a Japanese officer and 20 soldiers forced their way into La Salle College where 70 people were living, including 30 women and young girls, Children, 15 brothers and one priest, and the adult men of four families. All the inmates were shot, attacked with sabers, or bayoneted. Many who did not die during the attack, later bled to death. The attackers attempted to violate young girls while they were dying from bullet wounds and bayonet slashes. The chapel was set on fire and only ten of the victims survived. The father superior, who escaped, described the massacre under affidavit.

A Man Executed with His Hands Tied Behind His Back

On 23 February, 50 bodies, bullet riddled, with hands tied behind backs, were shrunken and gave the appearance of malnutrition and near starvation. These bodies were piled in layers, several feet high. In another room were eight bodies in the same condition.

On that same date, 23 February, 30 bodies were found in a small stone building 15 feet square. The bodies were all burned or scorched. A Filipino, who had been bayoneted by the Japanese but had survived and escaped, directed an American sergeant to the chamber of death. He was one of 58 tubercular patients who had been removed from a hospital and brought to the area. They were left without food or water. When ever one of the patients had asked for water of food, he was bayoneted and thrown into the building of the dead.

A Woman with a Bayonet Wound

On 24 February 1945, a heap of 250 to 300 bodies was found in a 15 by 18 foot dungeon which was barred and closed by steel doors. The dungeon was without light or air. No wounds were found on the bodies and there was every indication these people had died of starvation. Positions of the bodies showed they had struggled desperately to escape. American officers who opened the doors attested that the stench was like a blast.

Even though the Spanish flag was prominently displayed at the Spanish Consulate, the Japanese fired the building and more than 50 people were burned alive or killed with bayonets in the garden. The Casino Espanol and library were burned. The House of the Auxilio Social and Patronato Escolar Espanol were bunged. It is estimated that 90 percent of the Spanish properties in the city of Manila were destroyed.

A Mass of Dead Bodies in  Fort  Santiago Prison Cell

The provinces faired no better. On the first of February 1945, the Japanese dynamited the sugar central “El Real,” in Calamba, belonging to the Dominican Order. In Calamba 5,000 men, women, and children were killed and the town was completely destroyed by fire. Five priests, who after being tied and about to be killed were saved, related under affidavit their experience.


 A Japanese Beheading Party in the Provinces. 
 Men Dug their Own Graves and Knelt Before Them

In Intramuros, the majority of the Spanish priest and brothers were conducted by the military police to two shelters in front of the Cathedral. When they were penned in the shelters, the Japanese soldiers threw hand grenades among them, then covered the entrances to the shelters with gasoline drums and earth-literally burying them alive. Out of 13 Augustinian fathers, only two were saved. Franciscan, Capuchin, and Recollect priest were killed in the same way. Outside Intramuros, 15 Paulist and three Capuchin priest were assassinated.

Murdered Priests Found in Intramuros

Dr. Frankel, 55 years old, a surgeon, urologist, a lecturer on History of Medicine in the College ofMedicine, University of the Philippines and 190 other persons, including men, women and children, were herded into a room and surrounded by gasoline-saturated furniture which was set afire. Those who attempted to escape were shot. Dr. Frankel, his sister, and one other person survived. Dr. Frankel’s story, with signed affidavit, described these tortures.

On 7 February, on the southeast corner of Juan Luna and Moriones Streets, 49 mutilated bodies were found scattered on the grass, the pavement, and in ditches of water. Approximately one-third werebabies or young children and about one-third were women. Most of the bodies were found with hands tied behind their backs. On the same day, the bodies of 115 men, women, and children were found on the grounds of the Dy-Pac Lumber Company, near the railroad station. The Japanese had shot and bayoneted these people and pushed their bodies into the ditches. Many adults and some older children were tied, while very small children had been killed without having been tied. The children were from two to twelve years old. Some of the women had been pregnant.

More Murdered Children

Enemy documents relating to the massacre include a diary entry recording the death of 1,000 civilians by burning, a battalion order giving instructions for the disposal of civilians by burning and an order instructing that all people on the battlefield, with the exception of Japanese are to be killed.

At the Campos residence on Taft Avenue, 45 women were found cruelly mutilated, with evidence of assault apparent. In this group were several children, all of whom had been bayoneted.

A Woman Who Was Raped and Bayoneted

The individual atrocities, as told by the survivors, were countless and barbarous. Women were slashed with sabers, their breasts cut off, they genitals pierced with bayonets; children were cut and stabbed with sabers and bayonets. Men, trying to save their belongings from burning homes, were burned with flame throwers and forced back into the burning buildings. Few escaped alive. A affidavit made by Medical Officer John H. Amnesse list such wounds as teen-aged girls with both nipples amputated and bayonet wounds in chest and abdomen, a 10-year old girl and a 2-year old boy with arms amputated, children under five suffering severe burns and stab wounds. Further evidence of atrocities committed could be found in any of the civilian hospitals in the area.

A Young Girl Whose Nipple was Amputated

La Salle College Massacre
Brief statement by Father Superior
La Salle College Massacre

On Monday, 12 February, about 70 people had gathered for protection from shelling at the foot of the staircase in the southern wing of La Salle College, where I had gone to live at the invitation of the Director when the Japanese took possession of my house and church. A Japanese officer and 20 soldiers entered and at the officer’s command the soldiers began bayoneting all of us, men, women, and children, without provocation. Some of the brothers escaped up the stairs but were followed into the chapel where they were bayoneted, shot, or slashed with sabers. When the Japanese had finished, they threw our bodies into a heap at the foot of the stairs. The dead were thrown over the living. Not many died outright, a few died within one or two hours, the rest slowly bled to death. The soldiers retired and we heard them later drinking outside. Frequently they returned to laugh and mock at our suffering.

A Man Hacked by a Japanese Sword

That night I managed to extricate myself from the dead bodies and hid behind the high altar of the chapel, where I was joined the next morning by eight or ten others still alive. We remained there until Thursday afternoon. At times the Japanese soldiers came in and tried to violate young girls who were actually dying. The soldiers ransacked the building and all the sacred vessels were stolen. On Wednesday evening, the Japanese set fire to the chapel. One of the brothers, who was dying, succeeded in putting it out. The following afternoon the Americans captured the college and took the few survivors out.


The Spaniards were separated from the Filipinos and forced to enter the shelters in front of the Cathedral. In my shelter there must have been over 80 people, many of them priests like myself. In about half an hour the Japanese soldiers began throwing hand grenades through the air holes. We were all very badly wounded. We rushed to the door and the Japanese met us with a volley of fire and laughter. Then they covered the entrance with stones, gasoline barrels, and earth, burying us alive. That night I dug a hole through the earth to breathe through. In the morning a Jap soldier saw the hole, fired several shots through it and packed the earth down again. After-awhile I opened it again. I was lying on top of the decomposing corpses of my companions-there were already worms in them-and a swarm of flies covered everything. I managed to enlarge the hole enough for a companion and myself to escape, at midnight of the fourth night.

One side of my body was covered with grenade wounds and my companion’s wounds were worse. Rolling on the ground most of the way, torn by barbed wire and sharp rubble, we searched for water, food, and shelter. We did not find food, but I found water in the tank of a toilet at the Bureau of Justice. The next morning I heard footsteps approaching my hiding place and a voice called .Come on. Come out.” It was an American soldier.

Starving Children Found in Manila after the City was Liberated

I believe that we were the only ones to escape. Later I learned that the thousand or more Filipinos who were separated from-us in the beginning had been covered with gasoline and burned alive …. “I am a nurse 22 years old. On at least two occasions I was an actual eyewitness at the killing of an estimated 75 to 100 civilians.”Carolina Coruna On each occasion, Japanese firing squads composed of about 10 soldiers armed with automatic weapons lined up the civilians at the intersection of Victoria and General Solano Streets and mowed them down with point-blank fire. Women-folk of the victims who ran out to plead with the soldiers were killed in cold blood before they even reached the soldiers.

Two Women Who Were Bayoneted While Fighting Off  Japanese 
Soldiers who Tried to Rape them.

I was living within the walled city with a family named Velez on Anda Street. One night a Japanese sentry came to our house. He called into the shelter where five were seeking cover, “Are there any men inside?” I can speak a little Japanese. I came to the doorway and told him, “There are only women and a two month baby.” “Keep the baby quiet,” he ordered. As I turned he fired and I fell, shot in the legs and paralyzed from the hips down. I feigned death, with eyes open, watching the sentry. He entered the shelter and approached Mrs. Velez who held the baby in her arms, trying to cover its mouth so it wouldn’t cry out. The soldier advanced with fixed bayonet and thrust the blade into the child’s head. Mrs. Velez screamed in anguish and the soldier fired in her face, killing her instantly. Then he shot and killed Mrs. Velez’s sister. From that moment on I do not have a very clear recollection of the events that followed . . . .
“An estimated 400 bodies were found in three different different places in the Fort Santiago sector. Death from all appearances had been caused by shooting, bayoneting or starvation.”

Report of the 129th Infantry Regiment

The first group of dead consisted of approximately 50 bodies with hands tied behind them: The bodies were stacked in layers, face down, with from three to six bullet holes in each. Their position indicated that a row of victims had been faced against the wall and shot in the back. Then a second row was shot to fall over the first. Then a third and a fourth. The bodies were shrunken, giving evidence of near-starvation.

The second group of about 30 bodies was found in a stone building 15 feet square. When it was first discovered, the building could not be approached because of the heat of nearby fires. Later it was learned from a Filipino survivor that a group of 58 tubercular patients had been moved to this area from the hospital and left without food or water for two weeks. Whenever a civilian asked for water or food he
was bayoneted and his body thrown in the death chamber. The survivor showed a bayonet wound in his back inflicted when he asked for water. The regimental surgeon inspected the scene, but because of the burned and seared condition of the bodies it was difficult to determine the manner of death. Wounds could be seen in the chest and stomach regions of some of the bodies.

The only Survivors of a Large Family Show their Burn and Bayonet 
Wounds

Later a third group of bodies was found under circumstances which indicated a more diabolical, cruel, and premeditated form of atrocity than evidenced by the others. A strong smell of decomposing flesh led to their discovery. Probing in the rubble of a dungeon area disclosed two closed steel doors. These were opened with difficulty, and the stench struck the investigators with physical force. The dungeon walls were five feet thick. The one high window was tightly sealed. Two feet behind the steel doors was a locked steel-bar door. Inside the airless 15 by 18 foot cage were other steelbar separations. It is estimated that the room contained 250 to 300 bodies. It was impossible to detect wounds on the partially decomposed bodies, and there was every indication that they had died of starvation.
“Modesto Farolan age 45, Filipino citizen, witnessed massacre in the Red Cross building on 10 February.”

Modesto Farolan Acting Manager, Philippine Red Cross

The story of the Red Cross service to the people of besieged Manila is written in the blood of its own doctors and nurses who fell victims of Japanese bullets and bayonets at six o’clock in the evening of 10 February 1945, murdered in cold blood with their patients and the many refugees, mostly women and children, given shelter when their homes were burned or destroyed.

Another Baby, Dead from a Bayonet Wound

From Sunday, 4 February, to 10 February, my staff of doctors and nurses worked continuously day and night, without let-up, hardly without sleep, food, etc., and without ever leaving the place, for since Tuesday the entire neighborhood was barricaded by the Japanese.

Suddenly, Saturday afternoon, a squad of Japanese soldiers entered the Red Cross building and began to shoot and bayonet everybody they found in the building.  Dr.de Venecia a voluntary surgeon, was preparing with an attendant two cases for operation. Miss Rosario Andaya a nurse on volunteer duty,was out at the main corridor keeping order among the large crowd that filled the budding to overflowing. As we heard the noise of rifle fire in every section of the building, Miss Andaya screamed for mercy to spare the lives of a mother and child beside her. Before we knew what had happened, a soldier with drawn bayonet came into the temporary combined office room-ward where I was.  Dr. deVenezia who had just walked over to my corner, Misses Loverize and de Paz, both nurses, and an attendant, ducked into our respective corners for safety.

A Woman Whose Tongue Was Removed

First, Dr.de Venezia was shot twice while he was seated at his corner. The soldier next aimed at the attendant beside him but missed her.  She threw herself over to where the two nurses had covered themselves with mattresses beside my desk and saw two patients crouching underneath. One bayonet thrust finished each of them. Another bayonet thrust at the girl that had escaped the first shot caught Miss de Paz underneath. Looking underneath my desk, the soldier fired two shots at me but the bullets passed between my feet, scraping the bottom rim of my Red Cross steel helmet. After me, he shot a young mother with her 10-day baby, along with her mother, the baby’s grandmother, who was nursing the two. That, for all the Japanese knew, finished all of us in the room without exception.

More shootings went on around the rest of the building. From where we were we could hear victims in their death agony, the shrill cries of children and the sobs of dying mothers and girls ….

A Soldier Tending to Children Wounded by the Japanese

The first Filipino Scout of the advance columns of the American forces reached the Red Cross area at seven in the morning of 13 February and warned everybody to clear the area for street fighting. I called to the few survivors to leave. As we began to run, the Japanese machine-gunned us indiscriminately. How many perished in this massacre, I cannot tell.

What could be the explanation for this beastly murder of innocent victims? This incident, among others, may throw much light into the case.

On the morning of the massacre, when the Japanese marines came to make their customary search of the building, they saw me ordering our houseboy and a volunteer attendant to replace two Red Cross flags that had just then been blown down. They stopped me, saying in broken English, “No good, Americans very bad, no like Red Cross. Japanese okay.”

When they came back at six in the evening, what had been back of all their interest became clear. They did not like the Red Cross. They did not want us there, hence the cold-blooded murder by the”Okay” Japanese.
Webmaster’s Notes:

For the sake of historical truth, I must comment that the destruction of Manila, which was “The Pearl of the Orient”, before the war, was done in great part by US bombers and US artillery.  Gen. Yamashita, unlike Gen. MacArthur in 1941, did not declare Manila an “Open City”, which would have freed Manila from hostile activity.  After Gen. Yamashita withdrew most of his troops to the MountainProvince, a large contingent of Japanese soldiers and sailors, and Korean marines stayed behind and defended the city, under the command of Admiral Iwabuchi.  Manila had to be liberated by fighting it out, street by street, and building to building.

With the American and Filipino liberators just on the other side of the Pasig River, the Japanese soldiers and sailors, and the Korean marines proceeded to go from one city block to another, burning and looting the homes, raping the women, and murdering as many citizens of Manila as they could, in biblical proportions.  The Ermita, Malate, and Pasay districts were most greatly affected.  The Japanese Military, in Manila, declared war on its civilian population.

Conservative estimates state the the Manila Massacre, which took place in February, 1945, claimed the lives of over 111,000 civilians, an estimate of 35,000 more than either Nagasaki or Hiroshima.

A special thanks to our Philippine Representative, James Litton, for showing us this article.  Also, most of the pictures shown above were taken by the US Army Signal CORP, soon after the liberation of Manila.  The comments below the pictures are those written by the Signal Corp.   The testimonies shown above can be found in the National Archives, and so can the pictures.

This Web Page is in Honor of:

All the Victims of the “Manila Massacre.”

Below are added photos…

The Shambles that was Manila, Sampaloc, University of Santo Tomas 
distance upper left. The structure in the distance upper right 
is the Ocampo Pagoda. 1945

 

Quezon Bridge destroyed by Japanese demolition charges. Manila 
Metropolitan Theater in background. Manila, Philippines 1945

Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, 1945

WAR TORN AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE BUILDING, MANILA, PHILIPPINES 
c1940's

War torn Manila City Hall, Manila, Philippines 1945

Filipino citizens of Binondo, Manila China Town, flee the Japanese 
demolition charges as they destroyed whatever they could as the 
Americans approached, Feb. 9, 1945


Note:  I do not claim the originality of the images and report.  
Most are excerpt images and information

Cancer Patient Wellness

Never in my wildest dream that one from my immediate family member will be in a cancer situation.  I am not prepared.  I believe none is, how rich he/she may be or whatever the status in society he/she belongs.

Although  this may not be believable to some, I was amazed when my wife’s Doctor explain that most cases, breast ailment on the left has its connections with resentments with siblings or parents.  Breast ailment on the right are connected to resentment or emotional problems with spouse.   I brought this out because I learned that money and medications prescribe by doctors is not enough no matter how rich you are.  It was explained to us that healing is a process and the process demands that you also correct the wrong not just in your diet but also in your emotional and spiritual aspect of your life.   I also shared this because I have been in constant support with my wife’s medication and needs for a year now but it seems the suggestions of friends and doctors is not that effective until we were referred by our Pastor’s wife to a Non-traditional Doctor specialized in alternative medicines.  We found out that she is very effective in patients as cancer and other related hard to cure ailment.  Her style is non-traditional because she rather strengthen’s the ailing person’s natural ability to heal herself rather than usual chem o therapy, biopsy and the like.  Her suggestion is we change diet from pure clean vegetables and fruits and natural juices while regular cleansing and detoxification (coffee enema with in take of natural medicines and supplements and dextrose type of natural fluid with natural anti-cancer content and mega doze of vitamins).  We were also suggested to invest on buying a Juicer machine and thermometer.  My wife is not ask to be confined but was only required to visit twice a week treatment with natural  therapy.  What amazes me is the place is so relaxing.  I can compared it to a spa rather than a traditional clinic or hospital, although the attending physicians are genuine Doctors and Nurses.  The approach is just different – personalized care with logs and advises.  Another difference I noticed is that the Doctor and Nurses themselves practice what they preach (e.g. coffee enema or what we call in the Philippines as “labatiba).

In just a matter of days/weeks, I began to noticed some developments in my wife’s health.   I can confidently say that one big factor is the change diet … pure vegetable at the moment… no more meat, no processed food, no canned goods food, no restaurant/fast foods diet, no dairy products, no fish pond fish or cultured sea foods, no chemical base foods or those with high content of preservatives and chemical fertilizer, no condiments, and other related…. only pure fresh  vegetable and fruits and natural juices.  Hard at first but we are beginning to cope up and starting to like them as it feels good in our body.

Hard to eat pure vegetable at first especially when you grew-up eating in fast foods and or likes the taste of processed foods as canned goods, noodles and commonly bought or seen in commercial establishments as Malls and Restaurants.

This type of banana is called cardaba or “saging na saba” as called in the Philippines.  Nutritionist believe that just one piece of this kind of banana is equivalent to 3 pcs. of the common types of bananas one can find.  But Doctor’s advise is it should be eaten as raw or the way you eat other kind of bananas.  One reason is the enzyme is affected if cooked.

We were told that a cancer patient or someone with ailment has more chance of healing if he regularly drink natural juice from fruits or vegetable because a body needs Vitamin C to naturally battled and heal diseases and bacteria.

Something to put taste or spice to vegetable diet the safer way

 

We were ask to regularly record our actions, seen development and other matters related to treatment and medication.

Our Doctor suggested this type of Juicer but I won’t mention the brand as there are other types and brand out there in the market.  It’s up to you.

The medicines from 3 month treatment. I suggest you do not follow what I shown you unless you consult first a specialist Alternative (wellness) Medical Doctor.  I only share our own personal experience other’s hope.

I now realize that someone’s experience is somehow the benefit of others who are willing to learn from it.