Marie Grace Gaffud Antonio is an Open Source advocate working with Bluepoint Foundation as Executive Director and Director of Operations. Magie and Engels are proud parents of Psylocke & Phoenix.
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"When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally."

- Lao Tzu
Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton Today
Friday, Apr 29, 2011, 6:59 PM
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves. - Bishop of London, Royal Wedding

Sarah Ruth's 3rd Birthday
Sunday, Apr 10, 2011, 11:59 PM
April 10, 2011 at McDonald's Marcos Highway.
Phoenix Moving Up Ceremony
Thursday, Mar 31, 2011, 8:07 PM

We're so proud of our little princess! She's finally finished with her first grade. She was well prepared and cared for by the teachers and staff of Headway School for Giftedness, especially by Teacher Tina Santos. Moving up ceremony was held at the UP Film Center.

Welcome 2011
Friday, Dec 31, 2010, 11:24 PM

The Year of the Metal Rabbit
The International Year of Forests
and The International Year of Chemistry.
Merry Christmas!
Saturday, Dec 25, 2010, 8:13 PM

Merry Christmas to all!
First Automated Elections in the Philippines
Monday, May 10, 2010, 5:10 PM
I'm glad I voted today.

Although the computerization of election 2010 made the counting and canvassing faster, this was the longest I've had to wait before I could cast my ballot. It took us almost two hours before we received our "Congratulations" from the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. The clustered precincts may have been one of the factors of the delay or maybe it was the lack of manpower and training of the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). But the efforts of the PPCRV and Liberal Party volunteers made me more considerate about the situation.

As a former NAMFREL volunteer, I can say that the effort required by our contribution to this election via PPCRV was less hectic, physically. COMELEC was not so cooperative in making the source code used by Smartmatic available for scrutiny. Even though the law allows "any interested party to do an independent source code review of the software", it still took a Supreme Court Ruling to order the COMELEC to release the source code days before the election. Justice delayed is justice denied.

While waiting in line, I realized that the past elected leaders did not prioritize education. This was evidenced by the deteriorating facilities in the public school where we voted in for the past three national elections.

Oh well.. I am still crossing my fingers and praying that good things will come to this country.
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