Less Fortunate Stray Dogs

We are not affiliated to any organization that take care of dogs.  But almost a year now that we are feeding some stray dogs we saw in our community.  We frequently travel to Manila Philippines by bus and we noticed dogs at the vacant lot near the bus waiting shed just across our village.  At first my wife told me to give some of our sandwich to the dogs.  She says her heart breaks every time she saw stray dogs looking for food on the trash especially on rainy days. My wife is a true-blood-dog-lover since she was young.   Since then, we frequently brought them food and the dogs began to love us. They jump with joy once we approach them with or without the food. Dogs accepts us no matter what they had been through, being tied under the tree with no shelter on sunny or rainy days.  God created dogs to show us how to be loyal and be thankful for every blessing we receive every day, no matter how bad the day went for them.  We do not know who owns these dogs as they are living under the tree, day and night. Two of them are tied and two of them just stay under the tree. They stayed there even on stormy and cold days.  We were amazed how these dogs survived on cold nights, without covering during sunny morning or rainy afternoon.

My wife named all four of them.  She adorably calls them by name every time we bring them something to eat and makes sure that these four dogs will always be a part of our meal.  If only our small house could accommodate these dogs, I’m sure my wife will insists to bring home these dogs to bathe and take care of them.

3 legged stray dog my wife calls, Misty

A three-legged dog probably because of an accident early on her life.

Here is Misty with her suitor “Bogart”

This is Kirk.  He is a shy type dog with table manners.  He doesn’t grab the food but instead wait until it was served.

Here shows Kirk tied on these rubble, with no shade to sleep on during cold and rainy nights.  The last time I saw Kirk, one of his leg was broken due (a car hit him after he got untied from the rope on his neck and ran to the highway without looking)

This is Snow. He is an adorable dog.  He is so sweet that he will just wait until everyone has its own share of food.

Snow is a dog with finesse and breeding, also with great table manners.  After the food has been served, that’s the only time he will start to eat.

This is Marinela.  She is a carefree dog.  On the first day that we noticed her, she has lots of wrinkles on her forehead.  But after a few months of feeding her, her wrinkles were gone.  Maybe it was because of the love and care we showed her.

Marinela recently gave birth to two cute and healthy puppies on this rubble under the tree.

We were able to help the less fortunates but we do not expect to help dogs as well.  Dogs are like humans that needs love and affection but only God gives us the wisdom to appreciate things as well as animals around us.  Hope someday we can establish our own Foster Home for Stray Dogs.

Truly God’s word is alive that He says..  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many dogs and sparrows.

To Our Dear Mother, As We Say It In Many Languages

“MAG-INA SA BANIG” (Mother and Child) by Nestor Leynes, 1960  Happy Mother's Day

Afrikaans Moeder, Ma
Albanian Nënë, Mëmë
Arabic Um
Belarusan Matka
Bolognese Mèder
Bosnian/ Bulgarian Majka
Brazilian/Portuguese  Mãe
Chechen Nana
Croatian Mati, Majka
Czech Abatyse
Danish Mor
Dutch  Moeder, Moer
English other, Mama, Mom
Filipino “Ina” or “Nanay”
Finnish Äiti
French Mère, Maman
German Mutter
Greek Màna
Hawaiian Makuahine
Hindi Ma, Maji
Hungarian Anya, Fu
Icelandic Móðir
Indonesian Induk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap
Irish Máthair
Italian Madre, Mamma
Japanese Okaasan, Haha
Judeo/Spanish Madre
Latin Mater
Macedonian Majka
Marathi Aayi
Norwegian Madre
Persian Madr, Maman
Polish Matka, Mama
Portuguese Matka, Mama
Punjabi Mai, Mataji, Pabbo
Romanian Mama, Maica
Russian Mat’
Serbian Majka
Slovak Mama, Matka
Spanish Madre, Mamá, Mami
Swedish Mamma, Mor, Morsa
Swiss/German Mueter
Turkish Anne, Ana, Valide
Ukrainian Mati
Urdu Ammee
Welsh Mam
Yiddish Muter
Zeneize Moæ

Images are excerpt at Google Images and at:   http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/IntermediateTagalog/IntermediateTagalogPart2/madali_palang_takutin_ang_mga_an.htm


Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Most boxers fight for Money.

Manny Fight Against Poverty.

Manny Pacquiao: Yellow gloves a symbol of fight against poverty.

click to link below for more details…

http://old.ph.news.yahoo.com/gma/20110505/tsp-manny-pacquiao-yellow-gloves-a-symbo-9a97127.html

Osama Bin Laden – Dead?

Osama Bin Laden is believed to be dead, as per reported directly in Washington by US Officials.  His body was told to have been recovered by US authorities, US officials said on Sunday.  for the confirmation, please hear the expected announcement by the US President himself Barack Obama.

Watch below  news video via YouTube

To know more of Osama Bin Laden, pls click to link below…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden

Cavendish Banana Importer/Exporter first need a Feasibility Study

An importer/exporter/investor needs a Feasibility Study first to manage risk and avoid waste of time and losses of money.

I can quote right away to requesting importer/buyer, through the company I represent (I represent a trading company).  But to educate importers and buyers for them to manage risk and avoid disappointments, I am willing to offer my sincere services .  I can provide a credible feasibility study based on actual survey and direct visit to farms and farm owners.  I already help a number of importers from Middle East and Europe.  I am also offering my services to other importers as well.  Otherwise, importer who just inquire and order may result to head ache as they do not know whom they trade with and the systems involve in it.  This is risking large amount of money and in the end the trial and error commonly lead to waste of time and money. 

I can lead importers and investors to farm owners and/or direct exporters to get low price, at the same time do a feasibility study for a systematic approach and system.  I had clients who availed of these services but I need budget for the following:
1. Plane fare round trip to Davao from Manila (farm locations are very far and risky for first time visiting foreigner importers)
2. Accommodations for a week or two of stay in Davao
3. Food allowance
4. Land transportation allowance.
5. Miscellaneous expense
Below is the actual video taken in the heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao for my client in Europe:
Feasibility Study is very important to be very sure of more profit, reliability of whom the importer will cooperate with, risk management, etc.

Most Grower’s and Trader’s offer:
Class A    456 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Class A/B    789 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Option in buying:

1. FOB (bananas are packed in a 13.5kg box with registered brand – ready for packing).   We just need a container as the bananas are packed and is ready for loading.  We need a customs broker/forwarder to assist from booking to sailing, once the container reaches destination port until the consignee receives the bananas.
2. C&F (just add the shipping cost and other fees related to it)
3. Fruit Cost / Fruit Buying only –  I will help you buy the fruit directly from my grower contacts.   This means that I will coordinate with box manufacturer and supplier of other packing materials.  You need to rent a packing house and people to  pack the bananas.  If we do this, we may cut on cost and expenses. But  you need to pay my contact for the use of box with their brand and export license.
I can facilitate FOB or C&F (throgh the company I represent), or I can lead an importer/investor to the farm grower and provide feasibility study.  This is not as simple as it sound and if I will be entrusted, I will spare the importer/investor the hard work and risk involve.  But this won’t be as simple as setting a meeting or telling the location and contact details.  The reason I need support is I need to go first to the risky yet heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao Philippines.   It is my sincere service offer as I noticed that many importers and buyers suffered losses by doing trial and error and losing a lot of money along the way.
Below is the actual copy of the feasibility study I submitted to a particular importer base in Europe.  It turned-out very useful and profitable.
Below is the actual table of contents to answer all issues involve and gathered necessary information an importer/importer should know.  Such is also beneficial to concerned organizations and government agencies. The proponent chose what is used by a particular US government agency for feasibility study format and content.
Note:   I am also willing to make a video or power point presentation format, image bank, free website, etc.
If anyone is interested, I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com
I am not limited to Philippines.  I can also go to India, China, Equador and/or other countries an importer is aspiring to import Cavendish Banana.  If given the support and assistance, I can do an actual survey for an importer or investor to spare them to dirty work and other hassles.  In return, I will do all the necessary survey from direct visit, pinpointing of direct farms and coming-up for a credible Feasibility Study.
I can also be entrusted to do a feasibility study for other agricultural products as Moringa propagation, Rice Trading, etc.


Labor of Love