Mga Imbak na Marka: pics

Ang Kuwento sa Tapsilogan at Ukay-Ukay….

Gutom buhat ng maghapong pakikipaglaro sa mga bata at pagpipilit na hindi maging pamatay ang iskedyul ng klase alinsunod sa hinihingi ng K+12 ek-ek at eklavu, naisipan ng tatlong maria na muling mag-stress debrief sa pamamagitan ng pagpapakabusog… Bukambibig nila kasi, ayaw nilang tumaba… o hindi kaya “naku, kailangan na nating magdiet at mag gym ulit”.

Kandol Layting Ceremony bago ang lapang…

Dahil nga ‘opening” ng isang tapsilogan sa bayan, doon sa harap ng rebulto ni Rizal, kailangan naming maging kabahagi ng makasaysayang yugto na ito… hahaha [malakas dapat ang tawa, yung parang demonyo lang]. Siyempre [patay]gutom, dali dali naming pinuwesto ang aming mga sarili sa harap ng mesa sabay demand ng lapang. Nang maya maya’y abutan kami ng mga kandila. “Binyagan lang?” Naloka naman ako sa kandol layting ceremony. Ano ba papatakan yung lugaw ng kandol? buwahahaha ulit…

Ayan, kahit nagbubugbugan na ang mga anaconda sa tiyan ko kailangang makiisa sa okasyon… Tanong ko lang bakit walang ribbon? O dili kaya para native and dating buri na lang….Sosyal yun ah Buri Cutting Ceremony

Dahil nga opening, at bali-balitang mass feeding ang promo sa araw na ito, madami ding dumumog sa tapsilogan. Di rin namin kami nabigo sa lapang. Nahuli ang aming panlasa ng bagong bukas na lapangan na ito. Naku, mapapadalas na naman ang after-school food-trip ng grupo.

Sino ba naman ang hindi pagpapawisan sa lugaw at tapsilog?

Pagkatapos ng masayang kainan at pabilisan ng paglunok, tinungo ng grupo ang madalas naming puntahan sa tuwing Biyernes ng hapon – ang ukay-ukayan.

Dalawang buwan din kaming hindi nambulabog sa ukay-ukay at talagang nakakamiss ang pangangalkal ng mga aytems na ito… Namiss ko rin ang kakaibang halimuyak.

At kagaya ng nakaugalian, una naming sinugod ang pinakamurang tambak – a P5.00. at kaagad na sinunod ang iba pa. Ang naging resulta?

The Ukay-ukay Ladies…
Ukay SuperModels!

Narito po sa link na ito ang iba pang mga larawan.

AN TRAYUMPO ASIN AGYAT KAN MAYO DIES

An Mayo 10, 2010: Kapangganahan Niato

Sarong taon na an uminagui kan an pinakaenot na borotohan gamit an modernong makinarya natawan nin realisasyon. Minsan ngani hudyan sa dalagan kan modernisasyon sa pagelihir nin manga maserbe sa gobyerno kon ikukumpara sa ibang nasyon, an Mayo 10, 2010 sarong importanteng aldaw laen lang para sa COMELEC kundi sa lambang Pilipino.

Sigun sa COMELEC EN BANC Resolution No. 09-299, minidbid an PPCRV bilang katabang kan COMELEC asin manga tawo sa pagtaong kasiguraduhan na maguiguing matrayumpo an May 10, 2010 Automated National Elections.

Sa tahaw nin kadakol na kasiributan kan lambang organisasyon sa lado man nin gobyerno [COMELEC katuwang an Smartmatic] o pribadong sector, pareho kan PPCRV na opisyal na minidbid kan COMELEC na Citizens’ Arm katunggal kan NAMFREL asin mga katuwang kaini kapareho kan LENTE, asin iba pa, dangan kadakol na manga kahapotan asin pagduwa-duwa manungod sa proseso kan pagboto urog sa pagpaluwas kan tunay na resulta kan eleksyon, naging matrayumpo an guinibo na pirilian.

Sa kaenot-enoteng beses masasabing naguin madali an pagaram kan resulta kan guinibong pirilian asin nainaan kon laen man nahale an kadakol-dakol na pagkukuwestiyon sa integridad kan mga balota. Totoong may manga nagkapira pa man guiraray na madunong, urog na so manga na’tanglad’ na manga kandidato, na pirit mina-insistar na bako naguin patas an eleksiyon sa man laenlaen na rason. Igua man nin bareta na napaluwas sa media manungod sa kuwestiyonableng pagsaray kan nagkapirang mga makina na ginamit sa eleksiyon, alagad an manga ini laen dakula na kahandalan para sa COMELEC asin sa kada saro sato ta gud masabi ta na nagka-igua nin failure of elections.

Kon nagkaigua man nin manga aberiya pareho kan halaba na pila kan manga botante, botanteng wara sa Registry of Voters, pagpalya kan manga modems dahil sa kawaraan kan signal, etc. an manga ini dae nagtaong dakulang kariribokan laen arog kan mga naenot na eleksiyon.

An matrayumpong pagkondukta kan 2010 Automated National Elections laen sana makasaysayan sa rason na bilang sarong nag-uuswag na nasyon naipaihiling ta sa kinaban na igua man palan kita nin kapasidad na guibuhon na mas moderno an paagui nin pirilian. Laen sana ini naguin matrayumpo sa rason na sa tahaw nin kadakol na kontrobersiya manungod sa pagkugos sa [bagong] teknolohiya, naibalik [maski puropapan-o] kan COMELEC an tiwala sainda kan manga Pilipino. Maninigo lang na magtrabaho an COMELEC kan angay na paghiro ta laen sana basang an sobra sa onse bilyones pesos na iniluwas kan gobyerno katakod kan guinibong eleksiyon.

Naguin matrayumpo an guinibo  pirilian ta an kadaklan sa sato nakisumaro. Kadakol na tawo na dae na nangaranan an naguin kaparte kan trayumpo na nakua ta sa eleksiyon kan Mayo 10. Naguin maigot an manga tawohan kan COMELEC asin Smartmatic sa pagtao nin kasiguruhan na madalagan nin maray an pirilian sa bilog kaining proseso. Kadakol man na manga tawo an naguin imbuwelto bilang manga volunteers ta gud maedukar an manga botante sa tamang proseso kan pagboto asin matabangan sindang mabantayan an saindang sagradong diretso, dakul sa sainda an nagsakripisyo sa pagtao nin libreng asistensiya sa manga BEI asin manga botante. Naguin matinuwang man an lado nin Media sa pagpahatod nin manga impormasyon sa manga tawo asin sa saindang sadiring paagui nakatuwang naman sa pagbantay kan satong manga boto.

Urog sa gabos naguin matrayumpo an pirilian ta sa tahaw nin manga pagduwa-duwa, nakua tang magtiwala sa sistemang inilunsar sa primerong pagkakataon. Naguibo tang maghapot asin maki-aram kun papan-o an maninigo na proseso nin pagboto asin pagbugtak kaini sa minsan tang kinatakotan na makina. Minsan ngani nagtatakig-takig sa pagdulok sa makina matapos na makaboto, nahiling ta an nagkapira sa satuya na minapakpak sa ogma kon nababasa na an Congratulations! Your votes have been casted. Maogma kitang naguin parte kan eleksiyon, bilog an paglaom na sa kada pag-itom kan manga bunay-bonay sa balota asin paghulog kan nasabi sa makina, magkakaigua na nin pagbabago paduman sa kamarayan o kauswagan an satuyang manga pagbuhay-buhay.

Sa sarong beses sa laog nin nagkapirang taon, naipapahiling ta bilang manga tawo an satong kusog asin naipapamate an satong pinagsararong tingog. Sa paagui nin pagpartisipar sa satong sagradong diretso na magmukna sa puwesto kan manga tawong angay na mailiher, naipapatotoo ta laen lang sa satong manga sadiri na minsan sadit, igua kita nin boses asin maguiguinibohan tanganing maiangat an kamugtakan kan satong manga sadiri, kan satuyang komunidad, urog kan satuyang padabang Nasyon.

AGYAT KAN MAYO 10.

Matapos an Mayo 10 kan nag-aguing taon, haen na daw kita bilang sarong nasyon? Saen na daw dinara kan panahon an satuyang manga pangaturugan asin pagsakripisyo para maabot an manga ini?

Naguin maninigo daw an satuyang manga pinili na magtindog para sa satuyang ikararahay laen lang para sa sadiri man sana ninda? Saen na napaduman an saindang manga mahahamis na promesa habang sa makusog asin malagong na tingog ibinabayabay ninda an saindang manga plataporma?

Maogma kitang nagpartisipar bilang komunidad sa pagporbar kan [bag-ong] teknolohiya, sarong taon na an naglihis. Matapos an aldaw na ito, padagos pa daw kita sa pagporbar sa sinsiridad kan manga tawong pinagkanigoan ta nin tiwala o dae ta pa natutupar an valor na maw-ot tang mahiling sainda?

Nakua tang magpuka asin magbantay tanganing matawan ta nin kasiguruhan na an tunay na pulso kan katawohan an magraynar sa aldaw nin eleksiyon. Sa siring na dedikasyon asin pagmakulog, kaya ta daw na tugutan na an satuyang pinagdaplusan mapaduman sa wara? Pira pa daw sa sato an natatada na nagmamangno asin nag-aantabay sa satong manga opisyales sa saindang pagutob sa saindang manga responsibilidad?

An Mayo 10 minaabot asin minahale siring sa sarong banog na makaskas na minalabay sa panganoron kun an aldaw pasulnop na. Alagad laen an satuyang manga pangaturugan na enot nang nahulma antes pa man kita magtukaw sa laog kan klasrum asin magguibo kan obligasyon ta sa pagboto. Sa satuyang pagtuntong paluwas sa sanktuwaryo kan satuyang manga paghinguha para sa satong Nasyon, aram niato na dae duman minasulnop an aldaw tanganing matawang kasimbagan an satuyang manga inagrangay. An bangraw kan satuyang kamuyahan na magkaigua nin matanos asin mapangataman na gobyerno, ligtas asin kapaki-pakinabang na kapalibutan, asin masarig na paghampang sa kadakol na agyat nin buhay asin panahon, sa guiraray nagpoon kan Mayo 10.

☻☺☻S☺P☻R☺A☻N☺C☻Y☺☻☺

ALFRED H. DEDASE had a great time during the election season last year. As a PPCRV Volunteer he enjoyed working with a wonderful team headed by Rev. Fr. George A. Fajardo   and Ms. Brenda Carpio Lee  as they conducted voters’ education caravan in the different barangays of the municipality of Magallanes.  He was also privileged of hosting the Know Your Candidates Program, which featured interviews with candidates for the local posts. The program was aired in the local cable channel and was shown during the voters’ caravan. Stationed at Sta. Elena during May 10, 2010 polls, it was his first time to serve as BEI Third Member. His initiation in the polls as volunteer poll watcher began in a voting precinct in Behia, Bagatao Island, during the controversial 2004 National Elections.

Snapshots of last year’s activities  spearheaded by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Magallanes.

Vice Mayor Augusto Manuel "Tito" M. Ragragio on the hot seat.

Vice Mayor Tito MR gladly welcomes questions from the panel interviewers, namely, Mr. Kirby L. Homo [PPCRV], Mr. Rico Deona [NGO Representative], Ms. Jinky Dioneda – Bailon [Academe] and Ms. May Grutas [Student Sector].

Dr. Roque L. Carranza presents his platform of government.

Mayoralty candidate [now the incumbent Mayor] Dr. Roque L. Carranza seemed unwell when he had his turn for the interview, probably because of physical exhaustion after a campaign rally together with his party in a remote coastal barangay of the municipality.  Nevertheless, Dr. Carranza presented his party’s platform of government which anchored mainly on education, health, and environment and straightforwardly answers queries from the panelists and studio audience.

Gubernatorial aspirant, Mr. Ramon Gallinera of the Liberal Party is the only candidate for the provincial post who responded to our invitation.

[To view more photos, click here. Photo courtesy of Tingog Carmelo]

Amazing April 27!

The Roman Catholic Church has always amazed me of its spectacle of traditions and vibrant observance of its rites…  [Minus the overly fanatic Catholics,] I am awed to witness how we as a people celebrate and exhibit our religiosity during regular church feasts or special occasions like a priest’s ordination or the dedication of the house of prayer.

On April 27, 2011, luckily, I had the chance to attend the Consecration of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Sorsogon City. The grandeur of the occasion was overwhelming. The sight of the semi-antiquated interior design of the church plus the cathedral’s dome [a copycat of the St. Peter’s Basilica or the Washington D.C.’s White House] was enough for me to be mesmerized. [Click here to view the Cathedral’s old pic]

The Pontifical Choir together with the Sorsogon State College Marching Band has made a very remarkable job in making the rites very solemn. At some points, I thought I was at the Kodak Theatre attending the Oscars. It was my first time listening to the Litany of the Saints and was dumbfounded by the choir’s rendition… the soloist made me believe that he was a seraph.

Though I was a bit irked by the [understandable] protocol as to who should be accommodated first and where should people [the VIPs, the religious, the parish choirs, the laity, etc] be seated, I learned that my almost 3-hours of standing [together with Christopher and Kirby] on one of the most advantageous spot inside the cathedral was worthwhile!

Below are some snapshots through my camera phone taken during the event:

The Bishops and the Clergy flocked on the Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Gate for its blessing. [Click here to view the page on Facebook via the Diocese of  Sorsogon’s Page]

His Eminence, Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu blessed the Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Gate.

The Processional. A number of clergy from the Diocese of Sorsogon and from other dioceses concelebrated in the dedication. His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal,  CBCP President, Most Reverend Nereo Odchimar, Bishop of Tandag, and Most Reverend  Leonardo Z. Legaspi, OP, Metropolitan Archbishop of Caceres, among others visiting bishops graced the solemn pontifical mass. 

Cardinal Vidal pours chrism on the middle of the altar and on each of its four corners.

Anointing of the Wall by a bishop.

 

The Festive Lighting… the candles, including those at the places where the anointing were made, and the other lamps are lit as a sign of rejoicing.

The sun sets for Daddy Ingo

The photo above shows the beautiful sunset with the peaceful Ticao Pass on the foreground just in front of Halabangbaybay, Behia, Magallanes, Sorsogon.
I was lucky to capture this breathtaking sight while we were on our way home from school.
The pic seems to stir poignant feeling in me and I can barely explain it. The sun and its reflection… the hopeful fishermen who were surely up for a good catch… picture perfect!
This time, this photo means more to me than ever.
This time this photo speaks not only of the beautiful sight I am blessed to see every twilight. More importantly, this pic is a reminiscent of one important person I have personally known since 2004.
Pay Inggo or Daddy Ingo, as I fondly call him owns the motorized banca on the picture- the Marvin, named after his youngest son who happens to be our student. Marvin and Daddy Inggo have become parts of our lives as we go to school. Their tandem has made our travel so safe amidst the bullying of the monsoon waves. For the past six years, Marvin¸ Daddy Ingo and his sons are my best travel buddies – five days in a week…
Even before the school had its first permanent item for regular teachers, Daddy Inggo had been rendering service to the faculty of BagataoNHS. He provided service for the teachers since 1999 when the school was founded. My co-teachers like Mam Cho, who had known Daddy Inggo for the past decade can surely recount numerous experiences while they were on board… the struggle to maneuver Marvin while the strongest waves (and winds) attempted to capsize them for the nth time… and how Daddy Inggo safely managed to take them to the shores… the story behind mariw-bariw which I never had the chance to figure out… the picnics… and a lot more…
I first met Daddy Inggo when I volunteered for NAMFREL during the May 2004 Presidential Elections. He was the one who took time taking us to the mainland after we secured the copies of the election returns.  It was very early in the morning after the Election Day and it was obvious that he was fresh from his sleep when people in the Kapilya Council sought assistance from him.
We crossed paths again during my first day as a high school volunteer teacher in Bagatao NHS in June 2004. Since then, he became one person I look forward to see every time I was set to go to the island. I jokingly told my co-teachers [and friends at the same time] that he belongs to the non-teaching personnel of the school [we don’t have any].
Daddy Inggo served as a father figure for us though he was oftentimes moody. Whenever the weather (especially the sea) turned unwell, he never failed to personally remind us that we have to cut short our classes and went home early. When lawlaw abounds the island, he forgets not to send us some for our viand. I loved the prinito and dinarang na lawlaw he prepared for us.
Lately, he was ill and had a recurrent visit to his physician for check up. It was found out that he was having hypertension and cardio-vascular problems. But he looked fine and healthy. It wasn’t apparent that he was not feeling better.
One afternoon (around 1pm), after I attended a conference at the Division Office on December 7, 2010, I learned that Daddy Inggo finally gave in. He passed away in our town’s rural hospital that day at around six in the morning. It was not the kind of news I would love to hear!
Everything flashed back! I was grasping to muster all the happy thoughts I could think of when we were with Daddy Inggo. And like a movie rerun, I savored the memories with him. I enjoyed watching him dancing with Mam Joan during the school’s PTA officers’ joint oath taking ceremony last September 16. (It was his first time joining the teachers in a school-organized party)… I loved to see him laughing out loud whenever we played silly jokes… I liked watching him smiling when I scream my heart out every time a strong wave seemed to toss Marvin.
Most of all, I appreciate how he patiently waited for us after every afternoon after school hours as the sun begins to set. With his row [timon] on one of his hands, he smiled [the smile that was more colorful than the twilight’s ambiance] at us as if he was saying “It’s time to go home!”
Thank you Daddy Inggo! We love you…