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aida tanglao
aida tanglao MAGMULA ne ing Maleldo, apilasa lakwas karing susulat da ding kabalen king eksite. Kalugud ku karening kamemalayan arene. Tapat la pusung mamapse, darake karing pilubluban da. Pauli ra alalasa pa at panamdaman ing matwa at sadyang kapadurutnan Kapampangan. Makakalat la Yatu ding tau, dapot karing yapse ra ding likwan ampo ding meko, mayayakit ing metung ya at ya naman, ing taung lelangan mamasa king Gabun Tibwan.

"One Man's Ambivalent Retreat From His Racist Past"

Kawatasan aldoldol ding laman na ning biye. Palaman na ning panutak daratuk da ring anak karing pengari at apu ra. Anta lawen ye ing labing limang bulan pa mu twa, balu nalang pikawani ding dalit panerak karing tumayla; ding larawan makagulis ali ra ataruk ding atyu twa, Ya, tuturu nala keka at sasabyan ing laman da? E mu tula nunge kabyasnan ing babye da ring anak. Sana mu pin balu ku ing salita at Sarili rang Amanu ding anak.

Nung maramdam la ding anak, nung ali la sa masasabat miririnan musing ding malinis dang diwa't isip; nung pane pamikalugud, pamanggalang, ligaya ing akakit da, karakal ta sa abalo, king malagu ampon payapang Yato.

Mibayit yang pasibayu i Yesus, Malaman A Payabut ngening Maleldo. Alleluia!


[About the author. Aida Tanglao is a U.S.-based Kapampangan Filipino American. She has lived and worked in different communities in Pampanga, Manila, and in Nigeria when the Philippines was under a regime of civil rights suppression. She studied in various public and private Philippine institutions, went to graduate school in Pampanga, and further attended local colleges in the U.S. Proudly, she is a mother of five and a grandmother to eight. Her personal and educational backgrounds provide the impetus for her to reach out and help in instilling cultural, moral, and historical consciousness among her people and in advocating correct child rearing approaches. She has embraced into her motherhood and patriotic obligations working for the Filipino's aspirations to spiritual and human liberation and contentment.]

-Posted: 11:55 PM 4/9/09 | More of this author on eK!
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