The story of Jerome…

It was the first day of school when everyone was excited. I noticed this very uneasy child who belongs to my first year class. He stands taller than his classmates probably because he’s old enough to be a freshman. And I was right. His records show that he should have been a senior student by then had it not been he spent a year for his every grade while he’s in elementary. His permanent record revealed that he entered grade two twice and thrice for grade five. His name was Jerome.

For more than a week or two, I observed in my class that he’s not a very ordinary student. Whenever he walks around inside or even outside my classroom many of his classmates seemed to ward off as if he was lava.

I observed that he has only one close friend. I was not sure either whether he treats him as a friend for there was an instance that I saw Jerome beating him with his fist just because the latter failed to lend him his ball pen at an instant. This friend of him carries inside his bag all of his school stuff, too.

As a student, Jerome performs just all right. He was compliant whenever we had writing activity for he managed to write obediently…only that the pen’s cap was still on. Yes, he participated in the class activities. When there were group activities, he was the first person to disarrange the chairs in a very disorderly manner. In one of his classes, I observed that he enjoyed his role-playing session for he happily whipped a wooden stick on the air without minding whether it would hit his group mates. . I vividly recall how he courageously answered me with a mocking ‘inda man sa imo’ (I don’t care about you) when I called his attention after he tirelessly echoed his classmates oral responses to my questions in our Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) class.

He was very versatile. He knows how to mimic the sounds of almost all animals (and even insects) he was familiar of. I heard him sounding like ‘tuko’ [gecko] while most of his classmates were hooked on an article they were told to silently read. He did it recurrently and obviously he liked what he was doing.

When he was prodded to read a paragraph on a page of his textbook, I noticed two things. First, he hardly knew where to find page 32; his seatmate needed to guide him just to turn to the right leaf. Secondly, his ‘reading’ gave me the impression that he was extraterrestrial. I thought I was hearing an alien for I did not understand a word. He found it very difficult to figure out how the words are supposed to be read even syllabically. But I was thankful for his effort to recite after he impolitely grabbed the textbook from his classmate and for the mumbling sound he managed to share.

As a child, he was very playful and had a lot of surprises. One time I’ve heard one of our teachers screaming and literally out galloping from her classroom after Jerome presented her a snake he just killed. He loved centipedes, too and he loved to hand it as a surprise to his classmates.

Honestly, I was not feeling comfortable to have Jerome in my classroom. I knew I was not in a proper authority to assess him but I believed he was abnormal – to be politically correct, I should have said he was ‘intellectually challenged’. He was behaviorally perverted. And I also thought that he deserved no space in my class of heterogeneous regular students.

We tried inquiring about Jerome in a more personal level. We dared talking to his parents and were dismayed to know that one of the main reasons why he was in school. His parents believed Jerome would be more obedient to us, his teachers, because behaviorally speaking; he was such a handful to them. I also heard one of his neighbors commenting, ‘mas marhay ng nasa eskwelahan an kaysa sa magpasaway digdi saindo’ (it’s better he misbehaves in school than [he bullies] here).

But I knew he was not entirely useless at home. When passing by while we were on our way to school, we saw him helping his father sort out fish. As one of the youngest brood, he did most of the errand.

I could not blame myself for feeling differently against this child though I wanted to try helping him out. For whenever he bullied his classmates and heard him talking back, I was beginning to think he was as an eye-sore. I wished he’s not enrolled in my class. I even prayed he quit schooling.

After a month and a week, my prayer was answered.  It was such a relief to see no presence or even shadow of Jerome within the four walls of my classroom.

But I must admit… I miss Jerome’s frolics and bullying!

Jerome and I – Our Pictures


I almost forgot Jerome because he dropped a year ago until Dr. Manuel V. Estera, our speaker in inclusive education, reminded us of this cliché: ‘Our students are reflections of us, teachers’ and my co-teacher and cousin – close friend asked me this line, ‘Are you a reflection of Jerome?

I almost fell of my seat when I boisterously say “No, I am not Jerome’s reflection!

Am I really Jerome’s reflection? This question might mean a point but it’s just trivial than to ask, ‘What did I do to help Jerome?’


Jerome was in school because he was not just forced by his parents. Neither had he loved bullying a lot. He could have easily pretended that he’s up to schooling and chose to watch or even do cockfighting or even opted to pluck ripe guavas in the woods nearby instead.

His coming into school implies his willingness to learn. It’s the very initial step in the learning process – the willingness to learn. Perhaps, he recognized the very essential fact that education is important to one’s life – to his own life. For sure he, himself, knew that he lacks and needs knowledge.

Willingness might have been evident to Jerome but I had reservations on his readiness.

Was Jerome prepared to be a freshman [despite his age]? What stopping him from gulping even simple knowledge? Was he normal, behaviorally and mentally speaking? Can learning take place in him?

Then, Dr. Estera engaged into his very illuminating talk. His candid gestures uncover his characters as an experienced professional and as a very able mentor in the field. His ideas are brilliant though he admits ‘he is not a very conceptual individual’ and his unassuming nature is indeed remarkable.

I learned from his talk the types of learning difficulties and developmental delay. He identified five on his handout. I note the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysphasia, dysgraphia, and the nonverbal learning disorder. To my awe and disappointment, it is likely that Jerome has all these learning difficulties!

Had I known what these learning dilemmas are before, I could have understood Jerome better. I could have welcomed him more openly in my class.

But was I really prepared for Jerome or a bunch of his kind? Can I confidently say that I can smoothly facilitate effective learning with him? I must admit again, the answer is a resounding ‘NO!’ And as a teacher, I’m not proud of myself of this realization.

Jerome needs special kind of attention. He deserves to have a more inclusive mode of responsive teaching-learning environment.

And in my poor case, I lack trainings on dealing with this kind of learners. My college curriculum prepared me to handle regular classes but never with students who are supposed to be in special or inclusive education. On the sad note, I could hardly cater Jerome’s special needs.

Jerome is just a picture of thousands or millions of Filipino learners in the country and students around the globe. There are many of his kind in our schools in their lenient and worst cases.

I am also but a picture of a typical educator who lacks proper orientation on managing learners with learning difficulty and developmental delay. Teaching experiences including institutionalized trainings do not expose me on how to handle special cases like that of Jerome’s. I need to muster appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order for me to finally say to Jerome that ‘I CAN help you.

The school year commences next week. Hopefully, with the lecture we had with Dr. Manny and the personal reflections I have had, I become more inspired to respond to the challenges of my profession…

No one should be left out in education’ emphasized Dr. Estera. This time, I hope to welcome, understand, and teach not only regular students but learners like Jerome, too.


Living and loving…

Several times, I find myself frustrated of what had transpired in me (and the people around me, especially those I value most)… Exhausted and most often displeased of what turned out despite crucial attempts to fix things suitably, I ask myself, “When would I stop complaining about things?” “Until when must I love?”

One weekend, as I have my comforting gardening rituals, hoping to cut loose from the exhausting and challenging past weekdays experience, my eyes take a stirring glance on the bonsai my friend gave me… Two new caterpillars are beginning to nibble on the green little leaves my plant has. Poor plant, I subconsciously say to myself…

Two empty cocoons were still clinging on my plant’s tiny bough. It was not long when another hungry creatures gnawed on the same plant until they found themselves satiated… ready to have their ‘rest’ in their silk-like homes. Now those once-ugly creeping worms are fluttering freely with the gentle winds, I believe.

Young yellow green leaves begin to grow now. I’m happy to see that my plant has its rebirth and is spreading its tiny yet sturdy arms this time… Not until I catch sight of these two new needy creatures, lazily inching from one twig to another.

I worried that my plant would eventually die should it keep these transient dwellers.

But what an expression of altruistic love! I inspiringly told myself.

Several times, I find myself frustrated of what had transpired in me (and the people around me, especially those I value most)… Exhausted and most often displeased of what turned out despite crucial attempts to fix things suitably, I ask myself, “When would I stop complaining about things?” “Until when must I love?”

This poor plant of mine does not even know that a pair of creeping creatures depends on it… Above all, it does not even know what LOVE is…

Yet, it teaches me lesson I should sincerely heed: Never get tired of being a fountain source of solace for others no matter where it may lead you or it may cost you…

I am pained and bruised for the nth time… I feel, at times, that I am just used up… that the world is taking advantage of me… that I am needed more than I am loved… I fear that setbacks shall wither my spirit and bleakness overshadows me.

My plant has almost lost all of its leaves or could have withered too soon before the flimsy wings of these new would-be butterflies spring out of the cocoon… Yet it never stops surviving… Its fresh leaves are munched every now and then but then they keep on growing…

My precious plant keeps on surviving… for its own and for others…

INBOX [quotes on acceptance, acquaintance, age, alone, ambition, appreciation, attitude, beauty, behavior, blessings]


[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
acceptance, acquaintance, age, alone, ambition, appreciation, attitude, beauty, behavior, blessings

Treasured and worth sharing assortment of quotable quotes, inspiring greetings, and messages sent in electronically (via SMS) by my favorite people


“Do not try to understand everything… because sometimes some things are not meant to be understood, but rather to be accepted.”
Lany [October 09, 2009; 16:21]

“Acquaintance – a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. – Ambrose Bierce”
Rhan [April 26, 2009; 20:02]

“Age appears to be the best in some things… old wood – best to burn… old authors best to read… old wine – best to drink… and old friends – still best to keep.”
Dahlia [November 28, 2009; 18:22]; [April 6, 2009; 21:26] Riza [January 18, 2007]

“Sometimes it’s better to be alone because you are more assured that no one would hurt you.”
Aljon [December 14, 2008; 19:06]

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain”
Mam Charmie [February 27, 2009; 15:01]

“Telling someone we appreciate them is something we often put aside, and soon we realize that we lost our chance and regret. So before I lose my chance, I want to know that I appreciate you so much.”
Lionel [April 24, 2009; 00:57]

“If people say something bad in you, judge as if they know you… don’t get affected. Just think of this: the ‘dog’ doesn’t bark if he knew the person.”
Edz [January 3, 2010; 06:48]

“When it rains, all the birds fly for shelter, but eagle alone avoids the rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common to all but attitude makes the difference.”
Mildred [October 24, 2009; 07:55]

“Intelligence can bring you to success. But it’s your attitude that keeps you there. Remember: ‘Grades don’t define a person… Attitude does.”
Mam Annaliza [January 8, 2009; 17:43]

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. – Helen Keller”
Karen [December 15, 2009; 21:54]; Mam Charmie [December 13, 2009; 13:44]

“True beauty and grace is not a matter of physical perfection. Some of the most refreshing people to be around are those you have overcome serious limitations in their lives. Their gracious attitude seems to say, ‘I may not have everything that’s possible, but I’m doing’ everything possible with what I have been given.”
Nini [April 11, 2009; 23:16]

“Your worst behavior is reserved for the person who loves you most… Because somehow, no matter what you do, that person will still and always accept you as you.”
Sir Luel [December 17, 2009; 07:32]
“Many times the things we complain are the good things. We grumble about having too much work while others don’t even have one. We complain waking up early in the morning while others don’t ever have a reason to live. We grouse about gaining weight when others don’t have food on their tables. Everyday, the Lord fills our lives with so much good. All we need to do is to open our eyes and give thanks for each of them.”
bu Mam Joji [March 5, 2010; 18:16]

“Blessings always look small if we hold them in your hands. But if we live to share them, we realize how great and precious they are.”
bu Mam Gie [January 13, 2010; 09:11]

“Even in the worst of times, we still have so many blessings for which to be grateful. Trials and hardships should not make us forget the infinite goodness of God.”
Sheena [December 29, 2009; 07:49]

“God gave us two gifts… one is choice, second is chance – the choice of a good life and the chance to make it the best. Enjoy both!”
Mam Charmie [December 4, 2009; 10:47]

“One of the biggest blessings in our lives is simply the presence of people who care much, whose love and friendship is for real, and see us much beyond ourselves.”
Suzette [December 4, 2009; 04:48]

“Be thankful that you don’t have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful for the difficult times. It’s during those times you grow. Be thankful for limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be the thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.”
Mam Joy [November 24, 2009; 19:23]

“When God increases our blessings, it is not meant to be a reward. It’s a call to do greater things as worthy tenants of his vineyard. Don’t simply thank God that you have much while others have little. Thank Him because He has chosen to bless you and return to be a blessing to someone.”
Nini [November 2, 2009; 22:25]

“God gave me a notebook where I can write all the blessings I received… guess what I’ve discovered?! I wrote your name only once… but it occupied a lot.”
Lany [August 12, 2009; 19:04]

“The happiest people don’t have everything they want… They make the most out of what they already have… Misery starts when a person looks at the 10% missing and overlooks the 90% blessing… We all have our own share of blessings… Some get them fast…. Some wait for a long time… What’s important is, it comes at a time we most need it… Just remember, God knows the Best.”
Anonymous [July 4, 2009; 23:40]

“We were given two gifts: one is Choice and another is Chance. Choice is to select a good one and Chance is to have the best one.”
Lany [May 31, 2009; 19:16]

“When you ask for God’s gift, be thankful if He sends not house and lot, not cars, not riches, but the love of real people around you.”
Caren Arancillo [May 08, 2009; 06:33]

“Blessings are not something we have to ask for… they’re already there! All we have to do is count them and thank the Giver everyday…”
Sheena [May 02, 2009; 06:01]

“A science teacher asked his students to give example of things which are countless. A student answered water. Another answered said sand. Another one said air. The teacher noted that everyone participated except for one. He called the student and asked the same question: “What are the things which are countless?” Then student stood up and answered: “Blessings.”
Sir Pidoy;[April 27, 2009; 07:03]

“Never forget to thank God for all the blessings He’s given us. No matter how good or bad, there’s always a reason, and it’s always for the best.”
Caren Arancillo [April 25, 2009; 07:04]

“Be grateful that you don’t have everything you want… that means, you have the opportunity to be happier tomorrow than you are today.”
Sheena [April 13, 2009; 07:58]

“The biggest blessing in our lives is simply the presence of people who care much, whose love is for real, and see us much beyond ourselves.”
Sir Ariel [March 27, 2009; 22:19]; Lany [March 04, 2009; 22:57]

“When you feel like quitting, ask this question: Did God ever stop doing good things in my life? If not, why give up? Think about it…”
Dahlia [February 21, 2009; 06:53]

“What is a trash can?
To a toddler, it’s just a shelf of his ugly toys…
To a pupil, it’s where she keeps her bad test papers…
To a teenager, it’s a basket case for the letters of an ex-lover…
To a writer, it is a file of rejected drafts…
But to a street child, with a trash can, life goes on…
See how blessed we are?
Nini [January 17, 2009; 10:47]

“May God bless you with these gifts of the heart. Trust – that whatever happens, there is someone who will understand. Honesty – the feeling that you never need to hold back. Peace – in being accepted for who you really are. Beauty – in outlook more than in appearance. Freedom – to be yourself, to change, and to grow. Joy – in every day, in every memory, and in your hopes for the future. Love – to last a lifetime, and perhaps beyond…”
Kuya Boboy [December 12, 2008; 06:15]

“Don’t count what you lost but cherish what you have and plan what you gain.
The past never returns but the future may fulfill the loss.”
Nini [November 12, 2008; 23:27]

“If you leave something wonderful with those who come to your life, they will find it hard to erase you from their hearts. Little things matter most!”
Mam Gina [November 10, 2008; 11:19]

“There’s no better exercise for the heart than bending down and lifting people up. Continue to be a blessing to others as He blesses your kind heart.”
Mama Badang [November 05, 2008; 06:39]

“When God takes something away from your grasp, He’s not punishing you but merely emptying your hands for you to receive something better.”
Mam Hilda [November 07, 2008; 20:13]

“It’s a story about a man browsing in a store, who was shocked to see God selling…
MAN: Lord, what are You selling?
GOD: Whatever your heart desires!
MAN: I want peace of mind, happiness and freedom from fear for me and the whole world.
GOD (smiling): I don’t sell fruits here, only SEEDS.
Galatians 6:7 “Whatever a man sows, he will reap.”
Lesson: The seeds we sow today determine the kind of fruit we will reap tomorrow.
Mama Badang [September 22, 2008; 21:49]

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have; but remember that what you have right now was once among the things others hoped for…”
Marissa [July 03, 2008; 18:24]


Also try other quotes below:

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
care, challenges, chances, change, character, choices, commitment, compassion, compliments, confidence, conflicts, contentment, deeds, defeat, decisions, destiny, dreams

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
example, excellence, exist, failure, faith, forgetting, friends, friendship, fulfillment

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
gay, God, goodness, gossip, grace, greetings, happiness, heart, heaven, help, hope, humility, hurt, pain, hypocrisy

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
identity, imperfection, importance, insecurity, kindness, laughter

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
letting go, life, love,

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
marriage, memory, miracles, mistakes, moments, mood, motivation, moving on, music

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
opportunity, patience, pause, peace, perfection, personality, perspective, people, prayers, priority, problems, purpose

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
quotations, quotes, reason, regret, relationship, responsibility

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
quotations, quotes, reason, regret, relationship, responsibility

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
sacrifice, safety, self-esteem, scars, sharing, sincerity, single, silence, smile, strength, struggle, stupidity, sms, teacher, texts, time, trials, trust, truth

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
understanding, uniqueness, virtues

[A – B] [C – D] [ E – F ] [ G – H ] [ I – K ] [ L ] [ M – N ] [ O – P ] [ Q – R ] [ S – T ] [ U – V ] [ W – Z]
wisdom, words, worry, wounds

Maireskwelahan na naman!

Excited na an kadaklan para sa ireskwelahan…

Pero laen siguro sa manga aque ming pasaro-saro sa pagtukad sa bulod tanganing magpaenrol o laen kaya magpapirma pa sana kan saindang clearance….

Laen na man makangangalas ta arog man kaini an nangyari kan manga naka-aguing taon. An iba ngani sa manga aqui mi dae pa nakauruli hale sa paglaog bilang katabang o laen kaya pag-summer job duman pa sa Manila o sa harayong lugar. Kapagal talaga con tios…


Continue reading Maireskwelahan na naman!



SB Melchor G. Carrascal


Ang magproklama kan satuyang manga prinsesa

Sarong orgulyo asin dakulang honra

Kaya kan ang trabahoon na ini itinao sakuya

Dai lamang ako nag dowa-dowa


Tulos kong inako ang pag-proklama

Lalo na’t magagayon satuyang manga reyna

Magpoon sa manga aki, manga daraga

Maski ang mga may agom na


Sinda maguiguing inspirasyon kang bilog na Behia

Para makoronahan na kamo

Ipoproklamar ko na

Iinoton ko na ang manga kaakian

Kaya kada apodon ko, satuyang parakpakan.


Ining sarong aqui na singkit baga an mata

Dinara pa an sobre hanggang sa Manila

Maray ngani aktibado an ama

Dai nagkadurumog o inanod kan baha…


Kaya naman sinda talagang nakatipon

Gabos  na sobre nahulog sa kahon

Hagad ko saindo dai que mag piyong

Kundi parakpakan ta aki na magayon


[2nd Baby Princess Christine Mae Mendizabal Aldea]


Bibong taga suba isusunod ko na

Kaya kita gabos siyempre magparakpak na

Saiyang manga magurang talagang naghinguha

Na an saindang aque digdi na gumana


Naglibot kang sobre, daeng kime-kime

Sa pagtao sa tawo, maski ngani baynte-baynte

Sabi ni Manay Nieves dae nanggad magpa piyerde

Kaya an resulta sinda man sinuwerte


[1st Baby Princess Shane Hibay Villanueva]


Hinahagad ko na sarong makusog na parakpakan

Para sa sarong aki na satuyang hahangaan

Ta talagang ini bibo maski na sa eskwelahan

Kaya ngani si Madi Juvy dae nagduwa-dowang siya inilaban


Talagang naghingoha saiyang manga magurang

Banana que, maja blanca, dakulang naitabang

Dai nakaligtas pati income kang pasaheroan

Kaya saindang aque tunay na nag number wan!


Kaya pag inapod ko magayon niyang ngaran

Makusog na parakpakan satuya nang buhian

Juvy Mae Balona Bose

Baby Queen 2009


Madoman na ako sa manga kadaragahan

Kaya manga soltero

Manga mata medyo magikmat na

Basi sa manga magagayon  na ini

Kamo makapili na.


Iinuton ko na daraga kang Pansod

Aque siya ni May Nora, dae daw kamo matubod?

Pag pangaran nya sakuyang inapod

Gabos magparakpakan, pwede pang magtindog


Saiya na magurang naghigos man talaga

Saindang binogbog, inagui pa sa paglabada

Kaya ining aque tunay na naugma

Kung mamati an ngaran na siya guminana


Kung nalalangkag na itatao ko na saindo

Kandidato pa kung Pansod ; naguing orgulyo

Kaya hinahagad ko na parakpakan nindo

2nd Lady Princess Abegail  B. Lubiano


Ini na masunod panglaban kan Tondo

Sa paglibot kan sobre dai na nagpondo

Gusto nya talagang lumaban que sigurado

Kaya siya ngonian nasa hampangan nindo.


Tindang paknitan, punong asin bungkang

Saiyang itininda sa bilog na Behia

Ang natipon na kwarta sa sobre linaog niya

Ihinulog sa kahon, na saiya ikinagana


Sato nang parakpakan daragang magayon

Oras na saiyang ngaran sakuyang apodon

Maray magsaysay , boses uragon.. orgulyo kan Burton

1st Lady Princess Monique Comota Burton


Sisay daw an dae matubod

Sa daragang masunod

Pag ngaran niya sakuyang inapod

Sa parakpakan gabos na sumunod


Sisay an maghona na doman sa Magapo

May magayon na daraga duman nagtatago

Maray ngani dai nagsayoma

Kang paghorona maguing kandidato

Tulos tulos man nagkoang sobre

Iwinaras sa Magapo.


Si Padi Benad ngani sigi na sanang lawod

Maka dakol que cuarta sa aque niya ibugbog

Inubos man sa sobre, sa kahon ihinulog

Talagang Magapo dae nanggad nagpadaog


Sa pagparakpak kita nang magbwelo

Satuyang Reyna itatao ko na saindo

Parakpakan na makusog dae nang porupondo

Lady Queen 2009 Lilanie L. Buelo


Oltimo kong aapudon Reyna kan manga ina

Na sa programa kan Behia sinda man nagsusuporta

Nakisumaro, nakianduyog nagdagdag ogma pa

Kun mamaanan tan gain garo man sana manga daraga


Sisay an mahona na sinda may manga agom na

Basi manga kabataan kamo dyan malipat pa

2nd Runner Up – Mrs. Jasmin H. Hibay

1st Runner Up – Mrs. Dinna H. Maquiñana

Mrs. Queen 2009 – Mrs. Dalia L. Balaguer.



Saro sa manga magayon na paagui kan pagproklamar kan manga nanggaranang Reyna sa Piyestahan an pagrawit-dawit. Kaya kan mamate ko si Kagawad Langka na magtaram sa arog kaining paagui, naogma ako. Tulos na pagkatapos kan saiyang proklamasyon, dae ko na pinaligtas na mawara an sinurat niyang kopya. Dae pa nahahaloy, bago magpoon an programa nahiling ko siya na ungodon kakasurat kan draft.

Kagayon pagmateon kan Bikolnong taramon; sa paagui kan pagrawit dawit niya mas lalo kong nauyunan an manga ini.

Pero an guinibong pagrawit-dawit ni Kagawad talagang espesyal laen lang dahil sa manga tataramong Bikolnon na saiyang ginamit kundi, orog sa gabos, nagui ining panalmingan kan pagbuhay-buhay sa Behia sa panahon kan kaogmahan, halimbawa na an piyesta.

Bitay na naman an kaldero”, permi kong nahehenanyog sa manga magurang lalo na kun talagang dipisil an pagbuhay-buhay dahil sa pagkastigo kan habagat. Alagad sa panahon nin pagpasalamat sa pag-abot kan kapiyestahan ni Sr. San Rafael, an pagtirios garo dae mo man lamang mamamatean.  Mahihilingan mo ini sa paagui kan pagselbrar kan lambang Behiano.

Totoong mapagal an paghanap que cuarta, pero laen sa manga mahigos na kandidata asin sa saindang manga danay na nagsusuporta na manga kapamilya. Sa katunayan, dahil sa paglapigot kan manga ini, dakula an natipon na pondo kan manga nag-sponsor sa selebrasyon kan piyesta; pondo na makabulig sa padagos na pagpakarhay kan eskwelahan sa elementarya asin kan kapilya.

Simple lang an pagbuhay-buhay sa lugar kon saen binasa ni Kagawad Langka an saiyang espesyal na paagui kan pagproklamar. An manga tawo, siring man… may simpleng paagui kan pag-apresyar kan kagayunan kan buhay. Alagad, laen sa panahon na arog kang piyesta.

May manga minapabakal que pagsadiri parehas kan manga ataman na hayop tangani sanang makalaog an saindang manga kandidata sa ‘burugbugan’ asin may panghanda, maski simple, sa aldao kan piyesta. Igua man nin nagkapira na minalapigot nin todo sa paghanap-buhay tanganing makadugang sa laog kan sobreng pinagpaturoan que daplos sa pagdistribwer sa manga kamiridbid maski nasa hararayo na lugar.

Tama si Kagawad Langka, dakulang orgulyo an makoronahan asin midbidon bilang reigning princesses asin queens. Pero apisar sa honra, siguradong mas dakulang kaogmahan para sainda na  maguing kabali kan sarong aktibidad na igua nin obhetong makatuwang. [ahd#]

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