Walang Natira - Gloc 9 song translated

This is a long overdue translation of this song. Due to the prodding of a lot of my readers and visitors to this blog, I have to do the translation now despite the busy schedule at work.

This song has become so popular, in fact, the official music video was given an award by MYX channel.  There have been guestings here and there by this very talented rap artist.

Below is my translation.

WALANG NATIRA (Nothing is left)

Napakaraming nurse dito sa amin (There are a lot of nurses in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong (yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)nagaabroad sila (They go abroad)

Yung bayang sinilangan ang pangalan ay Pinas (The country i was born in named Philippines)
ngunit bakit parang puno na ang prutas ay pitas (But why life a tree, it's fruits are picked)
nauubusan ng batas parang inamag na bigas (Laws are expiring like rotten rice)
lumalakas na ang ulan ngunit ang payong ay butas (The rain gets stronger but umbrella has holes)
tumatakbo ng madulas mga pinuno ay ungas (running very fast, leaders are rude)
sila lamang ang nakikinabang pero tayo ang utas (They alone get the benefits and we have none)
mga kabayan natin ay lumilipad, lumalabas (Our countrymen are flying away, going outside)
para pumunta ng ibang bansa at doon magtamas (to go to another country in order to )
ng kamay para lamang magkakalyo lang muli (their hands only to have corn / callous)
ang pahinga’y iipunin para magamit pag-uwi (rest days will be saved that they can use when going home)
dahil doon sa atin mahirap makuha buri (because in our place, it is hard to achieve buri {maybe reputation})
mapahiran ng chokolate ang matamis na ngiti (to rub chocolate to the sweet smile)
ng anak na halos di nakilala ang ama (of a child who almost could not recoognize his dad)
o ina na wala sa tuwing kaarawan nila (or mom who are absent during his birthday)
dadarating kaya ang araw na ito’y magiiba (will the day come that this will change?)
kung hindi ka sigurado magisip-isip ka na (if not so sure, you think twice)

Napakaraming inhinyero dito sa amin (There are many engineers in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)
napakaraming karpintero dito sa amin (there were many carpenters in out place)ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong (yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)nagaabroad sila (They go abroad)

mabuti kung mabuti ang kinakahinatnan (It's good if the result is good)
ang kapalaran ng lahat nang nakipagsapalaran (the fate of all who took chances)
kahit nag-aalangan para lang sa kapakanan (even if they are hesitant, it is for the benefit)
ng mahal sa buhay ang sugal ay tatayaan (of their loved ones, they will bet on the gamble)
sasanlaan lahat ng kanilang pag-aari (will mortgage all their properties)
mababawi din naman yan ang sabi pagnayari (which can be recovered they say, when accomplished)
ang proseso ng papeles  (the processing of papers)
para makasakay na sa eroplano (to board a plane)o barko kahit saan man papunta (or a ship wherever it will lead them)
basta kumita ng dolyar na ipapalit sa piso (as long as they earn dollars to exchange with peso)
ang isa ay katumbas ng isang dakot ng mamiso (one is equivalent to a handful of peso coins)
ganyan ba ang kapalit ng buhay ng Pilipino (is that the value of Filipino's life?)
kung lilisanin ang pamilya ang amo na kahit na sino (they will leave their family, boss is whoever)
gugtumin, sasaktan, malalagay sa peligro (will not be fed, will be hurt and be put in peril)
uwing nasa kahon ni wala man lang testigo (will come home inside the box without a single witness)
darating kaya ang araw na itoy mag-iiba (will the day would come that this will change?)
kung hindi ka sigurado magisip-isip ka na (if you are not sure, better think twice)

Napakaraming kasambahay dito sa amin (There are a lot of household help in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong (yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)nagaabroad sila (They go abroad)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh

subukan mong isipin kung gaano kabigat (try to imagine how heavy)
ang buhat ng maleta halos hindi mo na maangat (their carried luggage that could hardly be lifted)
ihahabilin ang anak para ito sa kanila (they will entrust their child, this is for them)
lalayo upang mag-alaga ng anak ng iba (they will go away to take care of other's children)
matapos lamang sa kolehiyo mututubos din ang relo (after graduation from college, they can redeem the watch)
bilhin mo na kung anong gustong laruan ni Angelo (buy all the toys that Angelo wants)
matagal pa kontrato ko titiisin ko muna to (My contract is still a few years, i will have more patience)
basta ang mahalaga ito’y para sa pamilya ko (the important thing this is for my family)

Napakaraming guro dito sa amin (There are many teachers in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)napakaraming nurse dito sa amin (There are a lot of nurses in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)
nagaabroad sila ahh (They go abroad)
gusto kong (yumaman 5x (I want to get rich)nagaabroad sila (They go abroad)

napakaraming tama dito sa atin (there are many right people in our place)
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh (But why it seemed that nothing / no one is left)

That's it folks! I did my best to translate the song but there are words which I couldn't really translate.  I would need the help of my good friend Gloc-9 over here.  Let me know if you think you have a better way of translating them and leave it as a comment.  I would truly appreciate it.

Mabuhay (Long live!)

Case Digest - Taxation

G.R. No. 134062                                April 17, 2007
Corona, J.:
                  In October 28, 1988, petitioner assessed BPI of deficiency percentage and documentary stamp tax for the year 1986, in the total amount of P129,488,056.63. A letter reply by respondent was sent on December 10, 1988 stating among other:
  ... we shall inform you the taxpayer’s decision on whether to pay of protest the assessment, CTA ruled that BPI failed to protest on time under Sec 270 of NIRC of 1986.
                  Whether or not the assessments issued to BPI for deficiency percentage and documentary stamp taxes for 1986 had already become final and un-appealable.
                  In merely notifying BPI of his findings. CIR relied on the provisions of the former Section 270 prior to its amendment by RA 8424. The sentence
  “the taxpayers shall be informed in writing of the law and the facts on which the assessment is made…”
                  Was not in the old Section 270 but was only later on inserted in the renumbered Section 228 in 1997.
                  Tax assessments by tax examiners are presumed correct and are made in good faith. The taxpayer has the duty to prove otherwise. In the absence of proof of any irregularities in the performance of duties, an assessment duly made by BIR examiner and approved by his superior officers will not be distributed. All presumptions are in favor of the correctness of tax assessments.

G.R. 139736                        October 17, 2005
                  On June 6 and 14, 1985, petitioner bank sold $500,000.00 to the Central Bank, for the total sale amount of $1M. BIR issued deficiency assessment for DST in the amount of 28,020.00 for the said sales. On October 20,1989, petitioner received the notice and consequently filed a protest in November 16,1989. Petitioner did not receive a reply but soon after, October 15, 1992, BIR issued a Warrant of distraint, and finally in August 13, 1997, BPI received a letter denying its request for reconsideration. Petitioner alleged prescription to CTA but the latter denied the same. CTA likewise ruled in the negative that the sales of currency by petitioner was not subject to DST. CA sustained first issue but reinstated the second.
                  Whether or not the right to collect has prescribed;
                  Request for reconsideration
It will not suspend the running of the statute of limitations because reconsideration of tax assessment is limited to the evidence.
                  Request for reinvestigation
will suspend the running of statute of limitations because it entails the reception and re-evaluation of additional evidence. It will take more time.
                  The period for the BIR to assess and collect an internal revenue tax is limited to three years by Section 203 of the Tax Code. This period is limited by Section 223
Exemptions… a) in the case of a false or fraudulent return with intent to evade tax or of failure to file a return, the tax may be assessed, or a proceeding in court for the collection of such tax may be begun without assessment, at any time within 10 years after the discovery of the falsity, fraud or omission…
                  BPI executed no waiver of the Statute of Limitations, thus it did not suspend running of the prescription. Likewise, BPI requested for a reconsideration and suspension of the running of the statute of limitations shouldn’t apply. The statute of limitations for collection “against BPI had expired; none of the conditions from the statute of limitations on collection exists herein.”
BPI (Far East Bank and Trust Co) vs. CIR
G.R. 174492                        March 7, 2008
Tinga, J.:
                  Following a pre-assessment notice on deficiency tax filed by respondent in 1986, the latter sent final demand to petitioner on April 7, 1989. Petitioner filed a protest and a waiver of the Statutes of Limitations was effected until December 31, 1994. On August 9, 2002, respondent issued a final decision on petitioner’s protest ordering the withdrawal and cancellation of the deficiency withholding tax assessment in the amount of P190,752,860.82 and considered the sane as close and terminated but the documentary stamp tax of P24,587,174.63 was reiterated. Thereafter petition for review was filed with CTA. The court denied the petition.
                  Whether or not the collection of the deficiency DST is barred by prescription:
                  In order to determine whether the prescriptive period for collecting the tax deficiency tolled by BPI’s filing of the protest letters dated April 7, 1989. Section 20 of the Tax Code must be examined:
The running of the Statute of Limitations… on the making of assessment and the beginning of distraint or levy or a proceeding in court of collection… shall be suspended for the period… when the taxpayer requests for re-investigation which is granted by the Commissioner.
                  In order to suspend the running of the prescriptive periods for assessment and collection, the request for re-investigation must be granted by CIR. There is nothing in this case which indicates, expressly or impliedly, that the CIR had granted the request for re-investigation filed by BPI. What is reflected is the silence and inaction of the CIR.
                  Given the prescription of the Government’s claim, we no longer deem it necessary to pass upon the validity of the assessment.

CIR vs. Phil. Global Communitions
G.R. No. 167146                October 31, 2006
Chico – Nazario, J.:
                  Responded was pre-assessed for a deficiency tax for the year 1990. In 1994, final assessment was sent to respondent and through counsel, Philcon sent protest letter to CIR. In 2002, after 8 long years, respondent received from CIR a final decision denying the respondent’s protest and affirming said assessment. CTA ruled on prescription and ordered CIR to withdraw and cancel assessment previously issued against petitioner.
                  Whether or not CIR’s right to collect alleged deficiency tax is barred by prescription
                  There was nothing from the respondent’s protest letter that could tell the running of prescriptive period upon which CIR could have caused the collection from respondent. The motion for reconsideration was in effect denied by CIR and prescription runs from 1994 until 1997, collection effected in 2002 was barred now, by prescription.

Footprints in the Sand - Church Song

One of the places I've been through during my childhood days was near the sea.  This song, which was originally a poem, was introduced to me during those days.  It was easy for me to understand its lyrics having have lived in a sandy place for quite sometime.  I remember we were making different footprints in the sand using our slippers (to imitate a footprint of a grown up); our 3 fingers - point finger, tall-man and ring finger (to depict a footprint of a dog); or sticks (to imitate the footprint of a chicken).  I know you can try to imagine what I just described as different footprints.

Those were the days when I was still around 5 or 6 years old.

Now, back to the future, we are commemorating the sacrifice of Jesus Christ before he died in the cross.  For me, this is all about the footprints in the sand.  Jesus Christ did not just carry me, He carried the entire burden of the human kind. And he never stops doing so because of His gargantuan love to this world.

It was such an immeasurable love!

He does not walk with us. He carries us.
He does not point us to go there. He carries us.
He does not push us... He carries because He is more than caring.  He is so loving!

That for me is the message of Lent.

God bless everyone!

“Footprints in the Sand”
Lyrics: Footprints in the sand He held me in his hand Someday I’ll understand Footprints in the sand.
Narration: One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along his path there was only one set of footprint. He also noticed that it happen at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered hin and he question the lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me. The Lord replied, “My son, my precious child, I love you and I woud never leave you. During your time of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you”.

Lyrics above copied from: http://uraniteavoriel.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/footprints-in-the-sand-2/

Kiss - Tom Jones

If you were born earlier than the 80s like me, you would have enjoyed the beat of this song.  This song would surely attract you because the Tom Jones voice gave it a new blend, a new aroma so to speak.

The song was very macho for me but I am not talking too much about the song since I am not an expert about that.  The reason why this song was featured today because I remembered a kiss story which a friend of mine shared.

This couple started out as friends and never thought that they would one time, fall in love with each other. They share family stories, problems, jokes and went to a lot of places together.  It was a total accident that both of them kissed but they didn't give any malice to it. One thing led to another, moment after moment, stories after stories until they got themselves sharing about love life.  They wondered how come both of them couldn't get into serious relationships. 

Nobody knew the answer and after long months and years of search, still nothing.

I was there with them and I knew from the look in their eyes that they were meant for each other. I always tease them with each other whenever we are together.

So that night we were together, I know I just have to leave them so I chided to sleep ahead of them. I left.

She felt the coldness of her lips which feeling she couldn't really explain.  Perhaps the alcohol has overcome them and they suddenly felt their lips together.  One thing for sure, she did not expect it because they are like siblings.  She didn't like the idea that both of them dating, much more on kissing!

The unexpected happened and what they thought to be an impossible phenomenon happened - they kissed.

Few years thereafter, they are now happily married and with a kid. What a lovely couple. It started with an unexpected kiss. 

How sweet indeed!


You don't have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body, baby
From dusk till dawn
You don't need experience
To turn me out
You just leave it all up to me
I'll show you what it's all about

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your KISS

You got to not talk dirty, baby
If you wanna impress me
You can't be too flirty, mama
I know how to undress me
I want to be your fantasy
Maybe, you could be mine
You just leave it all up to me
We could have a real good time

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your KISS

I think I'd better dance now.....

Women, not girls, rule my world
I said they rule my world
Act your age woman, not your shoe size
Maybe we could do the twirl?
You don't have to watch Dynasty
To have an attitude
You just leave it all up to me
My love will be your food

You don't have to be rich to be my girl
You don't have to be cool to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign, I'm more compatible with,
I just want your extra time and your KISS 

Lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tomjones/kiss.html

No Ordinary Love - Jennifer Love Hewitt

Alright, I am convinced that I am in love. 

This is one true song that keeps playing on my mind on two occasions: when I'm asleep and when I'm awake. Just those 2 instances.  Of course I am exaggerating. But I clearly remember during my sleep one night, this song was playing in my dreams.  I thought there was a radio on somewhere in the house or that my cell phone has been ringing with this tone.  Nada!

I just woke up and realized that my mind has been playing this song all along and I slept so soundly, I didn't realize I was beside the person I love - the person who makes me really happy. Just the sight of his face, I know that the most important person in my life is right there, looking at me, most of the time playing, and grumpy, and hard headed but he is the love of my life.

I have learned to plan my life with him, to live out a life that is surrounded by him and to be walking side by side with him.

And this is our song together. This is has been our song for seven years now and it sure was etched deed inside my heart. I love you hunny!

No Ordinary Love

This could have been just another day 
But instead we're standing here 
No need for words, it's all been said 
in the way you hold me near 
I was alone on this journey 
You came along to comfort me 
Everything I want in life is right here 


This is not your ordinary 
no ordinary love 
I was not prepared enough 
to fall so deep in love 
This is not your ordinary 
no ordinary love 
You were the first to touch my heart 
Made everything right again 
with your extraordinary love 


I get so weak 
when you look at me 
I get lost inside your eyes 
sometimes the magic is hard to believe 
but you're here before my weary eyes 
you brought joy to my world 
set me so free 
I want you to understand 
you are every breath that I breathe 


From the very first time that we kissed 
I knew that I just couldn't let you go at all 
From this day on, remember this: 
That you're the only one that I adore 
Can't we make this last forever 
This can't be a dream 
cause it feels so good to me 

[Chorus x2] 

Lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jenniferlovehewitt/noordinarylove.html

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