INDU KO, paburen yu naku, ibulus yu naku, eku na agyung pibatan
alben ing paniaptan da ring tau karing kalupa kung lelangan mu.
Mabaiat na ing kikimkiman kung mua at sakit andat panabakan,
panyilaban, at piyugsianan da king anggang dinat ring babie bie
at kabiaian karela.
By whatever name we may wish to call him, the wrath of Pedring
unleashed was underestimated in its fury and vengeance. We
realized no man-made intervention, neither can the power of steel
stop Mother Nature's warrior. Man can only watch and wait until
his wrath is over. No high-powered military tools, towering
billboards, elevated hotels, bridges, concrete roads can resist
nature's warrior ranting and howling and vomiting back on men all
that they deposited to the bowels of the earth. How true, we reap
what we sow.
In the last unaccounted for years, the many provinces of the
Philippines had experienced mass murders in broad daylight and in
different ways. From mediamen covering Maguindanao, to fishkill
in the open sea and milkfish turning up bloated in fish pens, to
birds flapping down to their death from the skies, and the
towering canopy of acacia trees (among others) chainsawed to
death in minutes then left to decay afterwards just like other
victims of "salvaging".
"Ustu na, ibalik muna karela ing peniaksak da kanaku. Sulung,
Pedring, ena la megtinu niang pesuguan kula ding mikapatad a
Ondoy ampo y Pepeng. Ela mekagiu king banayad a datang ning danum
ba lang makapibule na ena ustu ing panyaptan da king babie kung
dapat sanang saup pangabiaian da. Tipan mu nala.
"Emu ing gabun a dapat tamnanan kabiaian ing pemuput dang
penyamentu. Pinupus do pa bie ding binie kung salilung at
mamungang tanaman bang ela dumanup at kakulangan panyali potang
king tutung kailangan.
"Pati dayat malat, a binie ku pikuanan kabiaian nung e sapat ing
bie tutubu king gabun a peniaksakan dang lasun king pananimbut at
kapangaririang singkabilis at singkarakal a pupul king e makatud
panaun pamamamupul, ikua da mu naman lesunan king karelang dinat
at kelan masabal. Mapupuput pati reng wali mung pakatuknang king
lalam ning dayat malat.
"Wa , Pedring, eku man bisa uling balu ku king daralan mung
kaplas lub karing kapatad mung mengauala bie, dakal la ring
miabe, paintulutan da naka.
"Sulung, Pedring. Ing aduan ku mu eka titipang kabengian, uling
anti mu nang lugud karing sablang bie alang laban anti ring
kapatad mu. Eta buring malyari karela anti ning panyaptan da
kekayung lelangan kung paniaup karing sablang tau."
Pedring came with the fury of the mighty winds that he raised the
sea level above man-made barriers.
Pedring howled in unabashed tears at the sight of his desecrated
mother's body laid to waste and ravaged by the intelligent
creatures (as his mother referred to them). His anguish and agony
poured, cleansing the ground as strong currents, swished, waved,
weaved and pushed mankind's wastes away.
Pedring saw not just one province desecrating Mother Nature's
endowment by what she referred to as intelligent creatures. From
above, as he was plunging down nearer to the surface, it was
mutilation and bestiality only monsters of the dark who could do
such wanton acts.
Pedring screamed and shook and unleashed all the powers he could
release and interlocked his brothers' arms reaching out to him to
be taken, for mankind had amputated their twigs, branches that
enabled them to make food that man might breath clean air.
Pedring understood what his brothers wanted of him—take
them out roots and all, instead of them being chainsawed alive by
ruthless men who do not understand that by killing trees they
have triggered the beginning of their end.
Pedring left behind his mighty grief of uncontrolled tears and
the result of his howling agony when he came to visit. Massive
flooding higher than houses. Seawater spilling over the seawall
into Roxas Boulevard. Trees uprooted and tangled among wires and
concrete posts. Steel toppled and twisted from their mighty
Pedring may have left, but his grief was heard by younger
brothers and they come to finish and leave no man-made waste
Quiel and Ramon, what anguish grips each your soul as you prepare
to land on us?
Taung kalupa ku, kapilan ka madala at migising king katutuan e ka
talagang biasa—magbibiasa ka ania mengapariuara ya ing
yatu. Masaklo ka mata, kakaua maigit king agisan mung kanan king
aldoldo nia balamu mikakaranupan anggang e dapat.