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aida tanglao PILAN NANG aldo datang na ing kapilan nang banwang pamamakbung ning bulkan Pinatubu, nanung dela nang aral kekata nini. Kaybat ning pilan banwa ikit ta ing anting ala karing kapanwalan at kimut ding dakal.

Kabang kanita kanu nanu ngan ing pangaku ra king Mayupaya neng bala ra mayari ne ing yatu king pamamakbung ning Bulkan. Dapot kaybat ning sakit ning biye lakwas pang merakal ata ing dakal a labag batas a gawa at dapat ing migbabo. Merakal la ding magkakasakit king biye, kabang ding pilan migpasasa lang makalikum pera king e maustang paralan. Pilan lang meging bilyunaryu kabang ding tune makibandi karing mitambunan la'ar ampon balas ilang mengalubas.

Makanyan ing Ginu at likas makakalinguan la patye ing indung tibwan ali ne paramdam kekatamu. Kalupa da ding bawal a panulu makapangalinguan la ding perang ali pipagalan. Ing saya ning pamiyabeyabe pamaninum alak, kalupa ning makalasing a legwan at nyaman ning makayatung laman. Ing tune lugud ali ne mababalu. Ing ligaya ning kaladwa't panamdam e ne akilala. Ing pusu aliwa na ing misisindi, pane namung laman. (Read...)

Kabang retang tune mengaturan anggang ngeni masakit pa kabilyan maralas ila makaganaka pa king Ginu. Makanyan ya mekad ing metung nang buring sabyan ing turu da ring pari. Lakwas kang malapit king Ginu patye pakakalulu ka. Ing bayaning Aurelio Tolentino ning balen Guagua yang sinulat king dula/kwentung "Napun, Ngeni At Bukas." Makanyan tamu ngeni, makananu ta kanita, ngana pa nitang metung pelikula. May bukas pa, nganang Amung Joaquin Bernas. SJ. (Read...)

1109 tumbalik o baligtad yang 0911. Aldo neng kebayitan Ferdinand Marcos yan. Makadukit ya ing petsang ini king kasalesayan ning yatu anting pangamate na ning bapa ning kilalang talasulat nobela Isabel Allende, President Salvador Allende ning Chile. Pangamate karing Katutubung Indian banda mawling Amerika at aliwa pang kapaliaryan. Napun la reni, ing ngeni ya pin ing lalam ning gulut ding mayaywus tubud da ring memelan o representatives batasan, Con Ass. Nanu ya pin kaya ing bukas ning 1109, ngening banwang 09?

Nganang Thomas Paine, "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it" (Thomas Paine: The American Crisis). Bakit kanu mangapamulala ta ngarang peganaka, "Lon mu keni Amerika, deng Afrikan Americans, pilan banwa bayu ya linto i Obama". Anting magpatalan a malayang bansa agyang 111 ne kayanakan ing Pilipinas, ding tau mekad atin na lang Obama dapot karug-karug la pa. Gagalgal tamu pa tud karing papayna lub. Bakit ali taya sagipan king pangabaldug na king kasalesayan anting sinira king telakad dang demokrasyang republika ding nunu tang bayani, ing anak ning pemalagyu ra king pisakenan eroplanu ken king Clark Field o Malabanias-Margot-Sapangbatu?

Ngeni—now, is the right time for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to leave a legacy in history that is worthy of the name that she and her grandchildren carry, that the country holds in high esteem. Will Her Excellency follow the late dictator Marcos's footsteps, or will she respect the dictates of the Philippine Constitution? Former President Cory Aquino—sadly not in the pink of health of late—had already made her mark in world history: as restorer of Philippine democracy. While the late President Diosdado P. Macapagal, along with the Liberal Party, won the elections in his time—that brought his daughter to the Palace for the first time, where she now reigns)—because he made "Integrity" his battlecry. Integrity is one value we seek from our leaders but that has been elusive for decades. Her Excellency, as her term being the highest officer of the land nears it end, might consider concluding her political life with integrity. If ever she decides to write her memoirs afterwards, while watching her grandchildren enjoy their youth, she may yet bequeath a benign legacy to all.

Patye tinagal kayung congresswoman ning Lubao at pilan pang balen ning mawling Kapampangan, bina na kayung lunto makalunus at mababa. Labag king "Integrity" pekamalan nang Tatang Dadong ampo king mayap nang bukas ding apu yu at ning lalawigan Kapampangan. "Binang maligwa ing manyirang gubiernu kesa king masakit at malambat a pamanalakad kanini," ngara ding ginulis king pun batas ning Amerika lakwas na i James Madison.

Mapalyaring alang makalto o explicit a pamamawal keng salungsungan makalukluk pekamatas a tatalan king gubiernu ning bansang Pilipinas king pun batas na nini, but allow my humble reminder on the intent and nature of the framing of the present Constitution. Let me ask: Would commonsense tell us that a Constitution framed to cleanse the Philippine State from the tools of a tactician to keep himself in power forever allow the same crime to happen again? The 1986 Constitution was framed to prevent the executive branch from abusing power. Its major aim was to stop a repetition of what Marcos did. Thus to have it written explicitly that a current president can run for another public office was found unnecessary for the framers, moreso perhaps when the incumbent is still enjoying the powers of the executive office. The prohibition for a president, especially for one who might attempt to technically skirt the prohibition of a reelection, is already implied. Bear in mind that our history and political science tell us of the existence of unwritten constitutions, traditions, and practices—lessons in history and recent experience that Filipinos have embraced as unwritten (but no less valid) laws. We must not therefore find fault in the highest law of the land, but instead we must respect and obey it and revere the sacred purposes for which it was framed after the 1986 EDSA Revolution.

The late President Diosdado Macapagal's call (in his milieu) for "Integrity"—encompassing the lasting Filipino traits of pride and delicadeza in the commonsense—does not have to appear physically in the current Philippine Constitution.

Ngening aldo ning bulkan Pinatubu ganakan ta ing kapupusan na ning upaya tamu at ning pamagbalik ta indung tibwan ning alang anggan ligaya.


[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: 8:28 AM 6/18/09 | More of this author on eK!
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