The GARB* kids and their dreams

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Montalban, Rizal

 

Read: A poem by Axel Pinpin

 

Posted: March 20, 2009

 

*Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill

 

 

 

 

We were greeted by the children. They were ready to welcome us. Under the shades of big trees we had our a-la Sunday School session. They sat on the old rice sack and thick craft paper.

We had art work, games, singing , story telling . We had a simple snacks- pancit and sandwich and juice . We observed that most of children had kept a portion of their snacks to be consumed as their meals when they got home or share these to their siblings. We distributed goods - school supplies , bath soap, face towel ,biscuits, peanuts, and candies.
 

----KASIMBAYAN

 

   
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Photos courtesy of KASIMBAYAN
           
           

 

 

You may not know them by name
You may not heard their tiny voices
You may not have heard them say their simple dreams
But you have brought them joy beyond words could describe

Thank you for you kindness
Thank you for sharing them
Something their hearts would never forget

Some of you may have shared what you have saved for something else
Some of your have shared out of the life’s gifts you have received
Some shared out of thankfulness from the countless blessings
Others shared in remembering their humble beginnings
One thing is certain you gave out of love, compassion and thoughtfulness

Whatever reasons of giving
The message to our kids
Say it well: There are those who care for them
Poor as they are, deprived of basic rights
Yet in their eyes, they have hopes and dreams too

Their parents would not be able to afford them to give those simple gifts
For we know farmers like them are deprived of many things
Their children know what their parents wish are
And so their wish is as sensible as their parents wish
 

   To have land their parents can till and call their own
   To be community helpers like
   To become teachers, doctors , farmers
   To have daily food on their table
   To have a peaceful and clean community

Those were the wish list
Expressed in their art work

Once again thank you for making March 18 a memorable day for the children in peasant community. At around eight o’clock in the morning, we traveled from Quezon City to Montalban. It took us less than two hours to reach the sitio. The travel time could have been much lesser had we were not made to wait for Barangay Captain’s letter of endorsement. We need to be endorsed by the local authorities even if our activity is as simple a visiting the kids. The barangay captain explained to us that the sitio has a military checkpoint and that we need a clearance from the barangay to avoid questioning.

We were greeted by the children. They were ready to welcome us. Under the shades of big trees we had our a-la Sunday School session. They sat on the old rice sack and thick craft paper.

We had art work, games, singing , story telling . We had a simple snacks- pancit and sandwich and juice . We observed that most of children had kept a portion of their snacks to be consumed as their meals when they got home or share these to their siblings. We distributed goods - school supplies , bath soap, face towel ,biscuits, peanuts, and candies.

Thanks for ate Zarla, ate Darlene, ate Rubylin , ate Gemma, ate Winnie, ate Norma kuya Nardy, kuya Tolytes, kuya Percy and kuya Jonathan who facilitated the gathering.

Thanks for the local community who accommodated us and allowed us to have a fellowship with the children.

Thanks for your generosity. Your reward has been bestowed upon you, knowing well that you made someone’s heart happy on this day. Salamat po.

Blessings and Peace,

KASIMBAYAN
March 18,2008

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
           
     
     
     
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A poem by Axel Pinpin

which mentions Lycopersicon esculentum, Oryza sativa, Lansium domesticum and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

 He graduated with a degree in Agriculture from the Don Severino Agricultural College, now Cavite State University

           
     

◄  Axel, writing his poem, while waiting for the Christmas party of AGHAM to start. He rrecited his poem during the program.

 
     
           

 

PAARALAN

Horti 31:
Sa isang klasrum sa Department of Plant Science
pumasok akong pagiray-giray
dahil lango pa ako sa Tanduay.
Nauutal akong inusal
ang Lycopersicon esculentum,
ang Oryza sativa,
ang Lansium domesticum,
at Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
nagtapos ako ng kurso
at kinilalang pinaka-promising na mag-aaral ng departamento.

LRP:
Sa isang arkiladong UG-house
sa baryong di-maaaring banggitin kung saan,
pumasok akong bitbit ang Tanduay at pulutan
para magsilbing prente at gawing disimulado ang pag-aaral.
Inusal kong parang dasal
ang Imperyalismo,
ang Pyudalismo,
ang Burukrata-Kapitalismo
at Sosyalismo –
nagtapos ako ng pang-masang kurso
at kinilalang napaka-promising ang inaral na dokumento.

Practical Arts:
Sa maraming taniman ng maglulupa at piketlayn ng – hindi Tanduay –
kundi’y ng Nestle sa Cabuyao,
pumasok akong nagmamartsa;
hulas sa kalasingan ng burgesya at handa sa agham ng pakikibaka.
Matatas kong binigkas sa masa
ang ugnayan ng kamatis (na ang scientific name ay Lycopersicon esculentum)
na ginagawang tomato sauce ng mga kapitalista –
sa Imperyalismo,
ang ugnayan ng palay (na ang scientific name ay Oryza sativa)
na pinagtatamasaan ng mga panginoong maylupa –
sa Pyudalismo,
ang ugnayan ng lansones (na ang scientific name ay Lansium domesticum)
na isinugal nang patalo ng gobyerno sa “malayang-komersyo”,
sa Burukrata-Kapitalismo,
at ang ugnayan ng gumamela (na ang scientific name ay Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
na kapag namukadkad ay tulad ng pumupulang tagumpay –
sa Sosyalismo.

Tatapusin ko ang diskurso
At kikilalanin ang pangako at katiyakan ng Diktadurya ng Proletaryado.

Ni Axel Pinpin
Sa Christmas Party ng Agham
Disyembre, 2008

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
           
           
     
           
           
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