Daytoy inaramid ko itatta ket sabali gapu ta ready-made ti inusarko a buro a santol ken naapgad ti timplana. Isu a nagnayonak iti getta ti niog tapno sumam-it bassit ket mabalanse ti ramanna. Ingisak daytoy iti sibuyas, bawang, liempo ken sili a berde.
“Today I give you authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” – Jeremiah 1:10
Much was said about them already and I might be beating a dead horse but the JPFBC – jesters, plunderers, fakers, and bobong cowards, if they win in the 2019 May elections, will smother the Philippine Senate to inutility to serve the Filipino people.
Itatta a Sangalubongan nga Aldaw dagiti Marigrigat a Babbai, saantayo nga itulok nga agtalinaed ti buteng. Aramidentayo nga inspirasion dagiti babbai ti Kalinga, Bontoc ken Abra a natured a timmakder para kadagiti ilida idi panawen ti Martial Law.
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” — 2 Chronicles 7:14
Iconic and charismatic are just some of the words to describe Leticia Bula-at, 70, of Dupag, Tabuk, Kalinga.
I lost it. I mean my Wi-Fi connection. I lost it as soon as we reached the open sea on a boat from Batangas bound for Odiongan in Romblon. We anchored off the port at around 5:00 p.m. An hour later, right after a video message chat with a friend, I lost it. My handheld Globe Wi-Fi, just loaded with Php250.00, could no longer be reached by its mother transmitter.
Whether it is red scare or red tagging in the Philippines, they mean be afraid of communists. However, one of them is scarier for one who is being tagged. While to be scared means just that, be scared; to be tagged could virtually mean be sentenced to death not only as being red but also being a terrorist defined out of context of a real terrorist.
“If one of you wants to be great, you must be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be first, you must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” – Mark 10:43-45
On a bunk in a boat bound for Romblon, I woke up sobbing. At first, I didn’t really know why. When I closed my eyes again, the face of my late only brother, Ces, floated in my mind. He was smiling.
“Do not put the Lord your God to the test” – Matthew 4:7
Monseigneur Wenceslao Padilla, born in September 29, 1949, passed away on a Mongolian autumn evening on September 25, 2018, four months before our reunion, and 4 days shy of his 69th birthday.