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aida tanglao DENG DAKAL a pun dutung a mamye kule, legwan at salinglung king dalan ning MacArthur lakwas na retang sakup ning San Fernando at Angeles makasalesayan la. Tenam dala ding anak a magaral kanita anting pamanupad king Revised Secondary Education Curriculum. Makasakup karing paksang YCAP o Youth Civic Action Program ampon ning Alay Tanim da ring makalwal king pamipagaral.

Ing San Miguel Corporation kanita mitatag yang sarili na, ali ke agaganak ngeni nung nang pemalagyu ra. Dapot ding magobra kanita king San Miguel Brewery at ning Coca Cola Bottling Corporation depat da ing pamananam king kekaban ning MacArthur Highway. Masayang pamikatagun kanita ing pamiyabe-yabe ginawang pangbalayan at maka-kayap dapat king Gabun Tibwan.

Ipil, Acacia at aliwa ing mengatanam. Ngeni ding acacia ila ding mitagan at manayun makatubu king dalan. Ing larawan ikit ku ngeni king pipasyagan Pilipinas, metung yang pan-turismung piyiglun Yatu kawangis ding pilan lugal karing aliwang bangsa. Ini yang tanda at ikit kung kasalesayan na ngeni. Tabalu nung atin pang aliwang kwentu king panggatanam da.

Deng pun aren makasalesayan la maragul a dake king biye ring anak at pengaring dinanas king Martial Law a mitalakad kaybat-ibat nitang maragul a albug San Fernando at aliwa pang lugal Pampanga. Ing ayatu ku kanita karing menanam metung karela kayabe yang bale ya pin bina lang malapit dalan. Ali la adusug pauli ning peiglagan dala ding kanal o dalan danum uran.

Ngeni ala nala naman mekad ding dakal a dalan danum anya ing Angeles a matas lugal lalbug na naman patye mumuran. Neng ding pun a sisipsip danum ilako la pa, nanu na kanita ing kapuntalan? Atlu nalang pulu't anam o pitung banwa twa ring acaciang mitanam pauli ning pamanuki king pamanalakad Bayung Lipunan migmula kanitang 1972.

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THE GIVING TREE

A very popular book for kids and adults is The Giving Tree. Metung yang pibuburyan a aklat deng matwa't anak.

In many countries people plant trees between lanes. In our country some businessmen and politicians, however, trees to them could be eyesores---they would rather see asphalt or cement.

I recall in the 50s many or most of the streets of Angeles were lined with big trees. Plumerias, caballeros, acacias, and others were found along Rizal Street and even at that small street (Villanueva Street) by the railroad at the train station. Along the rivers, I mean brooks, or sapa, there used to be a lot of them, particularly in that are known as Lourdes. But the trees are now gone, and the houses stand in brooks when it rains.

Wide roads do not necessarily result to better flow of traffic. Order and discipline are what we need. Buses and jeepneys should only stop at designated stops, for example.

Trees that serve as lane dividers force drivers to slow down. Trees have a calming effect on people, but have now themselves become victims of the violent ways of so-called progress. Atyu la pala keng The Giving Tree reni.

The Telabastagan acacias are a tourist attraction in Pampanga.


[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: 1:02 AM 7/25/09 | More of this author on eK!
WHAT THEY SAY...

Cecile S. Yumul (Pampanga, Philippines) writes...

Maiap ya pung maiap ing aldo kekatamu ngan magmasabal karing pun tanaman.

Matula mi pung paiabut kekayu uli na ning pamagpursigi at alang takut dang pamanalakaran ding kayanakan a mas malauac panimanman kesa karing atiu king poder, midinan katimauan ing pamamate karing acacia at aliua pang tanaman king mac arthur road.

Saktung pabulan pabulan manibat niang piarap arap daka kami king telebisyun para ipabalu kareng memalen ing tatalakaran ming e bisang mangamate la ring pun tanaman king mac arthur, mibie ya pu ing utus at cease and desist order to stop all tree cutting and earthbaling of trees along mac arthur road manibat bulacan, pampanga , tarlac..

Apagmaragul tala deng kayanakan na ning Pampanga lalu na ring audiovisual artists uling midinan yang pansin kabilugan yatu ing miliari uli na nitang geua dang art jam and concert at painting me banner headline aniang uliu 20.

Dakal pung salamat mu na man king dinake yu miragdagan ia ing historcal perspective da ring pun tanaman pakilaban.

-Posted/Via Email: 2009-07-29 18:40:41 PDT



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