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CHARACTER. by: Noel E. Yasi , Psy.D.,CCOP. Reclaiming our endangered Qualities. CHARACTER. The Filipino doctor who co-created the drug Erythromycin ( Ilosone ®) from Iloilo soil was Abelardo Aguilar . . CHARACTER. Dr. Ramon Barba.

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Noel E. Yasi, Psy.D.,CCOP


our endangered



The Filipino doctor who co-created the drug Erythromycin (Ilosone®) from Iloilo soil was Abelardo Aguilar.


Dr. Ramon Barba

discovered that spraying mango trees with potassium nitrate induced flowering all year round. This technology made the Philippines a leading exporter of mangoes and mango products such as candy, puree and juice.


Wilmo Orejola

a Filipino surgeon, created the harmonic scalpel, an ultrasonic surgical knife that doesn't burn flesh. He has more than a dozen medical and toy patents in the US and in the Philippines...


Francis Duhaylongsod

a Filipino heart surgeon in Hawaii, invented an operation called minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. This uses smaller cuts into the body, reducing the nine-week recovery period to two.


Who invented the fluorescent lamp?

Thomas Edison discovered the electric light and Nikola Tesla invented the fluorescent lighting. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores, a Filipino electrician. Americans helped Filipino politicians to develop it for worldwide commerce. General Electric has denied this.


Similarly, the anti-cancer drug Taxol was invented by Filipinos using Philippine yew

(Taxus matrana) but patented by Americans.


Francisco Quisumbing

a Filipino chemist, invented Quink pen ink which he sold to Parker for international consumption. The ink cleans the pen as it writes, dries quickly on paper, and remains liquid inside the tube.


Roberto del Rosario

invented the piano tuner's guide, the piano keyboard stressing device, the voice color tape, and the one-man- band (OMB). The OMB was later developed as the Sing-Along-System (SAS) to aid his voice students. His first model came out in the 1970s, and was copied by the Japanese who named their device the karaoke. The July 24, 1999 Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Del Rosario filed a suit and was consequently awarded sole authority over karaoke's Philippine production.


Camilo M. Tabalba

a Filipino engineer, headed a team to make the telephone electronic in 1970. By 1975, he published his findings, including the development of the dynamic transducer (a transmission circuit replacing the carbon transmitter).

His work helped in the development of the modern Touchtone phone.


Who created the Lunar Rover or moon buggy used in 1969 by American astronauts who first landed on the moon? A Filipino employee of Lockheed Corporation christened Eduardo San Juan.


The inventor of the one-chip video camera was

Marc Loinaz, a Filipino resident of New Jersey who works with Lucent Technologies. He was featured in the July 1999 issue of Discover Magazine.


Diosdado Banatao

an engineer from Cagayan, Philippines, pioneered graphics acceleration, introducing the world's 1st graphical user interface (GUI) accelerator. He also contributed designs like the ethernet, a networking protocol plugged into PCs...


Lea Salonga…

a Filipina soprano singer and actress well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musicalMiss Saigon,[2] for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards.[2][3]

She was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway.[4] She also provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and FaMulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004).[5]Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with the company.[6]


Efren “Bata” Reyes…Numerous fellow professional players have credited Reyes with being the greatest living player in the world.[9] During ESPN television commentary on a semi-finals match between Reyes and Mika Immonen at the 2000 Billiard Congress of America Open 9-Ball Championship, veteran professional Billy Incardona stated that Reyes was "indisputably the best player in the world”


… Manny Pacquiao

He is the first eight-division world champion,[5] in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.[6]

He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011



Filipinos’ Theme:Divided We Stand, United we Fall

  • We lack the Unity

  • We Suffer from Identity Crisis

  • We don’t think with “One Mind”

  • We lack commitment to “Nation Building”

  • The Qualities of our Character is Endangered





Essence of Discipline . . .




  • Delayed Gratificationis the commitment to schedule the pain of life first so we can really experience the pleasures of life that follow.

  • In every area of life, discipline begins with delayed gratification.

Ask Yourself…

  • When have you failed to discipline yourself:

    • spiritually? physically?

    • financially?relationally?

  • How would you go about in disciplining yourself in these areas?

    • spiritually? physically?

    • financially?relationally?



    Acknowledge the

    presence of

    God – Given Potential


    The first step in developing confidence is proving to yourself that you have God-given abilities that are begging to be developed. In order to do this, you’re going to have to leave safety and security of the comfort zone you live in so that you can learn something new.

    This might mean attending/enroling for a class that stretches you intellectually to prove to yourself that your mind functions well. Maybe you need to take lessons in an area that will stretch your artistic or athletic skills. Or maybe you should become a part of a group activity or a new challenge in school or a ministry in your church.


    You see, people who never leave their comfort zonesdon’t grow in their confidence! You develop confidence by gritting your teeth and saying, “If I am fearfully made, and if I have all of this divine potential within me, I’m going to try something new and see what happens.”

    What is one God-given ability, talent, or spiritual gift that you need

    to develop and start using?

    What can you do to start developing greater levels of competency

    in this area of your life?


    Push Back

    When life pushes you down, push back! That's what you're here for. You're capable, you're creative, you're full of life and energy. You have what it takes to move yourself forward around any obstacle.

    Don't let anything stop you.

    Take strength from meeting the challenges, and move ahead. The struggles you face are just what you need to fulfill your potential for greatness. Think back over the past year. Consider the ways in which you've grown, the things you've learned, your accomplishments. Most of these probably came from overcoming some challenge or adversity

    which initially stood in your way.

    A year from now, when you look back at today, you'll see that the problem you're so concerned with right now, was another valuable lesson waiting to be learned.

    ~ Ralph Marston ~


    When Patience

    Runs Out,



    • When patience runs out, we tend to launch a verbal attack that usually wounds or hurt the other person.

    • Whenever we lose our patience, we lose control. We lose our perspective.

    • When patience wears “thin”, we say things and do things that we later regret.

    • When patience runs out, watch out! Someone is sure to get hurt.




    Ask Yourself…

    • Share an experience about a time that somebody got impatient with you. How did it feel when that person launches a verbal attack on you? How did you react/respond?

    • What happens to you when your patience runs out? How does others respond or react to your impatience?

    • What particular area in your life in which you struggle with impatience?

    • How is “patience” learned? What would you do to develop it?


    My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

    James 1:2-3


    Tell the person seating beside you:

    “Please be patient with me,

    God is not through with me yet.”




    Crashing through quitting points

    • We must commit ourselves to developing endurance in every area of our lives.

    • This involves establishing a pattern of always pushing ourselves a little beyond where we feel comfortable

    • We need to draw on God’s strength and crash through them. This is the key to learning endurance.


    • Take a look at this credentials:

    • Terminated from employment in 1832

    • Lost bid for Legislature in that same year

    • Failed in Business in 1833

    • Sweetheart died in 1835

    • Suffered nervous breakdown in 1836

    • Lost bid for Senate in 1854

    • Lost nomination for Vice President in 1856

    • Failed to make it again to the senate in 1858

    • Elected President of United States in 1860


    These credentials belong to one of the Greatest Presidents in the History of the United States of America

    —Abraham Lincoln


    ASK YOURSELF . . .

    Identify one specific area in your life in which you have a pattern of quitting.

    (What specific situations do you always find yourself giving in or surrendering?)

    What are the barriers that stand in the way of breaking through?

    ( What are the things that makes you “give up?)

    What does it take to persevere to the point of breaking through this quitting point?

    ( What will it take for you to persevere and not give up?)

    • “Blessed are those who draw on God’s strength and endure through trials and crash through quitting points.”

    • Developing endurance is a choice that should become a lifestyle for all of us.







    Many of us still believe in the myth of more. We really think that a little more money, a little more status, a little more excitement, a little more travel, a little more pleasure, a little more power, a little more whatever, will finally produce satisfaction in our soul. But stop and reflect for a moment. Have any of your acquisitions, experiences, or accomplishments brought you significant levels of inner satisfaction? Or are you still one possession, one award, one position away from being able to say, “Enough.” The myth of more consigns us to a lifetime of discontentment and dissatisfaction.





    • ASK YOURSELF . . .

    • 1)What causes this constant desire of wanting to have more?

      • I want more so that others would like me more

      • I want more so that I will be happy

      • I want more so that I will be secured

      • I want more because it gives me power

      • Other reasons

      • 2) I will only be satisfied and happy…

      • If I have a good education

      • If I have a million in the bank

      • If I have wonderful family and friends

      • If I have a stable job and income

      • If someone would just love me

      • Other reasons

    Today I can complain because the weather is rainy, or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money, or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.Today I can mourn my lack of friends, or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

    Today I can complain because I have to go to school, or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich tidbits of knowledge.Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.And what today will be like is up to me.

    “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything”.

    Francis Kong “The Early Bird Catches the Worm. . .”



    It is not doing the things we like to do, but doing the things we have to do that causes growth and make us successful.

    “There’s no such thing as a perfect job. In any position you’ll find duties which, if they are not difficult at that time, they eventually will be. Success depends not merely on how well you do the things you enjoy, but how conscientiously you perform duties that are not enjoyable”

    John Luther A

    • Character Driven People

    • Do right, then feel good

    • Commitment Driven

    • Make principle-based decisions

    • Action controls attitude

    • Believe it, then see it

    • Create momentum

    • Ask: “What are my responsibilities?”

    • Continue when problem arise

    • Steady

    • Leaders

    • Emotion Driven People

    • Feel good, then do right

    • Convenience driven

    • Make popular-based decisions

    • Attitude controls action

    • See it, then believe it

    • Wait for momentum

    • Ask: “What are my rights?”

    • Quit when problems arise

    • Moody

    • Followers

    Good Character is more praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, gifts. By contrast, good character is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece – by thought, choice, courageand determination.

    SUCCESS is when I add value to myself

    SIGNIFICANCE is when I add value to others

    John Maxwell

    “We work to BECOME

    Not to ACQUIRE”

    Thank you very much for listening!GOD BLESS !

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