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____/ Homer on Friday 22 Jul 2011 15:59 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Pinoy IT activist Manny Amador found dead
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Passionate Linux advocate and local IT
>>| pioneer Manny Amador was found dead by authorities
>>| on Friday in his rented house in Cebu where he had
>>| relocated to work for open-source firm InfoWeapons.
> Another tribute:
> My best memories of Manny Amador? That he was the guy responsible for
> fighting PLDT and making sure they didnât meter our phone system in the
> Philippines. He set up PLDT.COM years and years ago, before anyone knew
> how to make a website and was a thorn in the side of the telecom giant.
> (The site is now owned by PLDT.) Manny Amador was even included in a
> list of the Internetâs Top 10 Most Influential Filipinos. Click here to
> read about it.
> Now while I was on his side on the issue of Telcos, we sat on opposite
> sides of the fence when it came to the RH Bill. Manny Amador was an
> Anti-RH Bill and he was such a passionate and fierce debater that I
> would just keep my opinion to myself than risk getting into a debate
> with him.
> I also canât ever forget that he was like one of the loudest guitarists
> in the music scene in Metro Manila (before he moved to Cebu and started
> the band MNX). I used to watch him perform with the rest of the Breed in
> the various rock clubs across town. What a wild guy Manny Amador was,
> and yet he was such a staunch and active Catholic. I just admire the guy
> so much.
At least he changed the world for the better before his time here ended.
Some people's presence on Earth only contributes to suffering.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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