Monday, February 25, 2013

My Story

I was 25 years old when i got married in 1984 . Our union blessed us with an adorable male child. Being young and a first time father, i would admit that i had my share of being careless, irresponsible and insensitive acts. But in the deepest part of my heart, i was struggling to be an ideal husband and a father who is willing to give his best to his family especially to his child’s future. I was a mere employee back then, with a meager earnings. My Ex wife worked as an Executive Secretary in a multinational company with a descent salary compared with mine. If i would look back i would say that, “di pala sukatan ang pagmamahalan lang para magkaroon ng masayang pamilya.” You have to consider lot of things, like: your financial capabilities, state of mind, maturity and most important of all your preparedness to face the day-to-day challenge of being a family man. Tama rin yun vows na you should love each other “for richer or for poorer.” Kasi, It doesn’t say that you will love your spouse kung malaki ang sweldo nya at kung malaki ang contribution nya sa financial earnings ng family. This was one of the aspects that brought our relationships to its doom. When we fight over financial matters i would hear words like, “hanggang dyan ka na lang!” “Di ka na aasenso! Kulang pa ang sweldo mo para syo!” And worse of all, the words, “wala nang magkakagusto sa iyo!” Since my ego was being trampled, i had become a person that you don’t want to be with. I would say that she had brought the worst in me. My self-esteem was put down to zero. Then, the inevitable happened. We separated and i walked away for good leaving my only child to her custody. The last words that i heard from her was, “wag ka na mag papakita pa sa amin kahit kailan. And we don’t need your financial support even a single cent.” But of course, you can ignore your ex wife but it is not easy to ignore your child. So every now and then, i would dropped by to her place to see my only son but they are not willing to show it to me. They truly took away my right as a father to my only child. Being a descent person, i did not make a scene or scandalous move just to get what i wanted. There were some special occassions like my son’s birthday where they will not accept my gift for him. My only option was to leave the cake and gift to their front door hoping that they will give it to my son to let him know that i missed him, and not land in a trash can. Unfortunately, my child grew up without a father by his side.

If i could only turn back the hands of time... 

Sana may Max’s Online delivery na noong araw. Because you can make your loved-ones feel that they are remembered even without your presence. 

Dahil sa Max’s, “Salo-salo kahit malayo.”

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PAO Rolls Out EyeBags Project for School Children

The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) has recently organized “EyeBags,” a campaign that seeks to support the education of students from underprivileged families through the donation of various school materials. Incorporating ‘green’ into the advocacy, eye doctors from all over the Philippines have committed to donate hundreds of unused bags from medical conferences that they attend every year.
            “These convention bags are highly functional.  Instead of throwing these away, we thought of engaging all the eye doctors who are members of the PAO to donate the bags and reach out to Filipino school children in need of support. The project has grown tremendously that we have expanded to donating other school materials to help promote and enhance students’ learning experience in their schools,” shared Dr. Johann Michael Reyes, PAO Committee Chair for Public Relations.

            This year, volunteers from  the  PAO and graduates from Xavier  High School, Class of  ’82  trooped to  Paraway  Mangyan  Elementary School in Puerto  Galera,  Oriental Mindoro to distribute bags, school supplies, clothing  items and teaching materials that will benefit both students and teachers.  “We believe that education is one of the best ways to change society. With this project, we endeavour to help instil hope in the hearts of Filipino children, one Eye Bag at a time,” Dr. Reyes said. 

The PAO accepts donations through its secretariat. Individuals and organizations may contact PAO at 813-5318 or send their donations to Unit 815 Medical Plaza Makati Condominium, Amorsolo corner Dela Rosa Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati.

The PAO is an internationally-recognized specialty society of ophthalmologists in the Philippines. It aims to ensure access to quality eye care for Filipinos. The PAO commits to continuously develop its members professionally through clinical education, research and practice management, in a collegial and harmonious environment, contributing to ethical, professional and compassionate practice. For more information about the PAO, please visit:

Max's Offers Fun and Convenient Ways to Order

Real Food and Real Goodness from Max’s All The Time

Max’s Restaurant offers its patrons convenience at their fingertips with four ways to order and enjoy Max's classic, home-cooked dishes: Dine-in, Take-out, Deliver Now and Deliver Later.

Max's customers may choose to hold special celebrations and intimate dinners at any of their favourite Max's branches nationwide. They may also choose to drop by any Max's Restaurant, order from a wide range of dishes on the menu, and bring these dishes home for an indulgent feast with friends and family. For busy moms, party planners, and individuals working on a graveyard shift, Max's delivery service is the best option to satisfy sudden cravings, and even the biggest appetites during get-togethers. Customers just need to dial Max's Delivery hotline 7-9000, and  they can have their favourite Max's meals delivered to their doorstep in no time! Another convenient option is ordering online. Customers may place their orders by simply logging on to Filipinos living overseas will now be able to surprise their loved ones back home by sending them Max's delectable meals that will be delivered to any location in the Philippines on their specified date.

“Max's Online Delivery is all about real food and real people. We understand the surging number of individuals who are working hard for their families, whether they are living in the Philippines or overseas. They have deeply inspired us to come up with more convenient and innovative ways to bring Max's delectable dishes to their loved  ones, so that they can still share and 'take part' in important celebrations despite being far away from home," shared Orlando Villanueva, Max’s Restaurant's Marketing Manager for Delivery and Off-Premise.

With Max’s Dine-in, Take-out, Delivery Now and Delivery Later options, there are just so many fun and easy ways to savor Max's dishes, like its world- famous, 'sarap-to-the-bones' fried chicken and other house specialties such as Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata, Pancit Canton and Sinigang. 

So what are you waiting for? Log on to or call Max’s delivery hotline, 7-9000 for that mouthwatering fare of classic Filipino dishes. 

Life is simple and definitely 'sarap-to-the-bones,' with Max's.