Kaisipan ko sa Bagyong Ondoy

29 Sep

Kaisipan Ko sa Bagyong Ondoy

(Parang habag nyo na, basahin nyo to)

Eto, sinipag na naman akong magsulat. Ang tagal din ang lumipas bago masundan yung ginawa kong maikling kwento. Siguro ay malapit ng magdalawang taon. Matapos nun eto na ang kasunod. Nga naman, bakit ba ako muling nakapagsulat? Siyempre, gusto kong makialam sa nangyari ngayon sa bansa ko. Nga naman, sino bang hindi magugulat sa nagging epekto ni bagyong Ondoy sa Pilipinas? Maging ako man ay hindi ko inaasahan ang ganitong pangyayari. Nakakalungkot, dahil muling bababa ang pagunlad ng bansa at mahihrapang umusad ang naghihingalo nitong ekonomiya. Ang bansang lkakad pagong sa pag-unlad ay heto’t nagdudusa sa isang delubyong dumating.

Ayon sa tala ng PAGASA ay hindi kabilang sa nangungunang sampung bagyo si Ondoy. Isipin nalang natin paano pa ang epekto nito kung nakasama sa sampu? Madaming ari-arian ang nawala at naglaho. Madaming buhay ang nalagay sa peligro. Madaming tao ang naantig ang damdamin. At aminin nating, madaming tao ang muling tumawag sa Diyos at sa Kanya’y nagtiwala (awts b? tsk3x tinamaan ka cguro.)

Setyembre 26, 2009, sikat na sikat ang pangalang Ondoy. Maghapong binabanggit ang pangalang ito. Sa lahat ng lugar, sa Maynila, Lungsod ng Quezon, Valenzuela, Marikina, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Antipolo, Rizal at maging ang mga lalawigan ng Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga at Laguna ay naging sikat si Ondoy. Dinaig pa niya ang pangalang Marian Rivera at Angel Locsin na laging pinaghahambing kahit walang kwenta at puro kasiraan at kapangitan ang alam sabihin ng mga fans. Mas mailangawngaw pa ang bagsik niya kumpara sa bagsik ni Pacman. Mas mataas pa ang tinig niya kesa kay Regine na kitang kita sa taas ng bahang dinala nya. At ang mga istoryang naisalaysay ay mas nakakaiyak pa kesa sa mga dramang ipinapalabas sa telebisyon na iisa lang ang tema, pawang pangongopya at walang pag-unlad.

Sino ba talaga si Ondoy? Si Ondoy ay isang batang lansangan na dahil sa bagsik at lupit ng kanyang mundong kinamulatan ay naghatid sa kanya ng masamang kaisipan upang panagutin ang lahat ng nagkasala sa kanya. Kumbaga siya ay nalikha dahil sa kasalanan at kabuktutan. (Weh, di nga?) Eto na talaga si Ondoy. Si Ondoy ay ang panglabinglimang bagyong pumasok sa Pilipinas na sumunod kay Maring at Nanang. Magsimula bilang tropical depression na pumasok sa bansa at naging bagyo. At ayun, matapos papasukin ng Pilipinas ay nanira na. Walang ipinagkaiba sa mga Kastila, Hapon at Amerikanong walang alam gawing kung hindi pagsamantalahan ang mutya kong bansa at sirain ang mga tagong yaman nito. Yun nga lang unconscious si Ondoy, di tulad nung mga nabanggit na mananakop na talagang pinag-isipan ang pananalantala sa Pilipinas.

Anu nga ba ang naidulot ni Ondoy? Ayun, madami lang mnamang kabuhayan ang nasira. Unahin na natin diyan ang mga palay sa gawing Bulacan. Iyon ay isa sa mga pinagkukunan nila ng kabuhayan, matapos gastusan sa pataba, magpakahirap sa pag-aararo at bagbabantay laban sa mga maya at ibang peste (kasama na diyan ang bulok na sistema ng pamahalaan) ay isang ihip at sigaw ni Ondoy ay biglang higa lahat ng palay. Kung sana ang pagtatanim ay katulad lang ng larong Farm Town at Farm Ville. Taniman mo, ayos lang kahit walang pataba at hindi mo bantayan ay siguradong aani ka at kikita. Sa totoo lang, ang yaman ko na sa Farm Town. Pero kabaliktaran ang nasa realidad. Lalo na kung mapapadaan ka ngayon sa NLEX. Nakakalungkot dakil ang naging alaala ni Ondoy ay puro tubig. Wala kang makikita sa bukid kundi mga dahon na lamang ng puno ng buko. Ganoon kalalim ang tubig sa lugar na iyon. Binalutan ng maduming tubig ang buong bukid.

Pangalawa, mga bahay na lumubog sa tubig baha. Mga ari ariang inanod ng mga agos ng tubig. Mga batang nagugutom (kahit laging madaming nagugutom sa Pilipinas.) at anu pa? mga taong halos mawalan na ng pag-asa sa buhay.

Pangatlo, ang trapikong natrapik (anu daw?) mga sasakyang panlupang hindi na mapapakinabangan. Mga sasakyang lumutang. Mga taong na-stranded at nahirapang makauwi at makahanap ng ligtas na lugar. Tunay nga namang nakakalungkot, dahil may isang establisyementong hindi nagpatuloy ng mga tao para may masilungan at makaiwas sa baha. Napaka walang puso ng ginawa niya. Hindi naawa sa mga taong hindi alam ang gagawin.

Pang-apat, mga kabuhayang naantala, naperwisyo, nasira, at kung anu-ano pa. Mga kabuhayang nasalanta ng bagyo. Mga produktong kasamang inanod ng mga basurang nakakalat sa daan at sa ilog. Mga gusaling nasira at mga pag-unlad sana na naantala. Mga ospital na nasiraan ng mamahaling mga aparato, mga gamot na nasayang, mga pasyenteng nagsisiksikan at mga pasyenteng nasa alangin na ang kalusugan at buhay. (Nagutom si Ondoy, kaya pati ang Jolibee Kalentong ay kinuhanan nya ng pagkain.)

Panlima at pinakahuli dahil wala na akong maisip, mga buhay na nawala, mga buhay na sumama na sa pag-alis ni Ondoy. Nakakalungkot dahil hindi na nagawang iligtas pa ang mga buhay nila.

Kapansin pansin na madaming mayayaman ang nasalanta ng baha. Malamang, dumami ang rubber boat ng bansa dahil magdodonate ang mga mayayamang ito na naranasan ang mapeste ng baha. Isa pa, iba talaga pag mayaman at may kaibigang mayaman. Kita mo, nailigtas si Cristine Reyes dahil sa tulong ng mga kaibigan nya? Sana naman ay tumulong din ang mga tumulong kay Cristine Reyes para iligtas ang ibang buhay na nasa panganib dulot ng baha (sabagay, may pelikula nga pala sila kaya kailangan yun for publicity.) Hindi lamang si Cristine Reyes ang nailigtas ng mga kaibigan nya, madami ding ibang artista, un nga lang, medyo naumay ako sa laman ng balita dahil puro si Cristine Reyes ang highlight at lumalabas na si Richard Gutierrez ang hero niya. Pustahan malamang maging sila.

Isa sa naging problema ay ang pagsagip sa mga taong inabot ng baha. Kakulangan sa kagamitan para sa mga rescue operations. Bakit hindi paglaanan ng budget ang mga ganitong pasibilidad at mga kagamitan? Sana nama’y hindi kinukurakot ang pondo ng bayan. Mangurakot man kayo ay sana alam nyong nasa mabuting kalagayan ang mga tao nyo at sasapat sa kanila ang ititira nyong pera. Mga utak buwaya talaga kayo. Mga plastic pa. (Yoko na nga, itigil na natin to, baka ipahunting ako ng mga makapangyarihan at ipapatay ako)

Isang babala para sa mga kapwa kong Pilipino, sa ganitong pangyayari ay malamang lulutang na naman ang mga trapong pulitiko. Magpapanggap na sila ay mabait at inaasam ang kabutihan nyo, un pala ay mabait sa inyo dahil inaasam ang kabutihan nila. Wag palilinlang sa mga maskara nilang nakakabit sa mukha.

Isa ito sigurong babala ng kalikasan para matutunan nating sila ay pahalagahan. Dahil sa pag-unlad ng teknolohiya ay nalilimutan na nating mahalin at alagaan ang isang bagay na simula’t sapul ay gumagabay at kasama na nating lahat. Nakakalimutan natin silang ipaglaban sa oras na sila ay naagrabyado. Masyado na tayong nagiging makasarili at umaasa sa mga materyal na bagay. Nakakalimutan na din nating kausapin ang Diyos, siguro namimis na nya tayo kaya gumawa siya ng dahilan para muli natin siyang kausapin. Hindi pa naman huli ang lahat, nawa’y mapunan natin ang mga responsibilidad natin at pagkukulang sa mga bagay na dapat pahalagahan.

Teka, isa pa nga pala, panu nga naman natin pangangalagaan ang kalikasan kung hindi natin alam kung paano? Paano natin pangangalagaan kung walang batas na nagsasaad nito? Paano natin pangangalagaan kung walang tamang batas na tunay at totoong batas na nagsasaad nito. Palibhasa ang mga batas ngayon ay nakasandig lamang para sa kaunlarang material ng iba at kakaunting tao na sila mismo ang nagmamanipula.

Mga kababayan ko, wag tayong mag-alala, makakaahon din tayo sa trahedyang dinaranas natin ngayon. Madaming tao pa naman ang bukal sa puso ang pagtulong, hindi lang naman ito ang unang pagkakataong nagyari ito sa atin, madami na, ngunit nagawa pa din anting lusutan at nagawa padin nating bumangon. Ito marahil ay isang babala at panawagan upang matuto tayong bigyang pansin at halaga ang mga bagay na unti-unti nating nalilimutan. Panahon nadin para pakinabangan natin ang mga trapong lingkod-bayan.

Muli, wag tayong mawawalan ng pag-asa, kailangan natin ng pagtutulungan para sa mabilis na pag-usad mula sa pagkaduhaging ito.

At salamat kaibigan sa paglalaan ng oras upang iyong basahin ang nakakatamad kong sanaysay. Nawa’y hindi ka magalit sa akin sa pagsayang ko ng oras mo. At nawa ay naibahagi mu din sa iba ang tulong mo lalo na sa panahong ito.

Friendship Games

20 Mar

Project Title and Theme

Friendship Games: Unang Sabak sa Tag-araw

Summer of Fun and Fruitful Activities

Project Overview

The 2009 Friendship Games: Unang Sabak sa Tag-araw, commits itself for public and youth development, growth and wellness. This is a month-long event composed of different activities that will measure the capability of youth in different areas.

These areas are: Physical Area – which measures ones capability of strength and power; social – which tests the capability of socializing and interpersonal relationship; mental and psychological – which measures the ability to adapt to situation and think rapidly of solutions; cultural – this will test and shows the talents of the participants as they face unexpected challenges.

Participants will be grouped into three (3) – red team, green team and blue team who will compete for the title, Mga Hari ng Laban. In each team, one Sk councilor will serve as their team coach. The organization of each team was; Leader – the general facilitator of the team; secretary – the team encoder; document keeper – responsible for keeping the teams important documents and files; flag bearer – the contact of the organizers and responsible for the team spirit and emblem; and the attendance officer – the person in-charge for checking the team members and securing their safety.

Background and Rationale

This is also to start new trends in executing SK Projects wherein it is a jam-packed activity under one event. It is also in connection that summer is the only time for youths to enjoy life, without the stressful home works, projects, paper works, exams, quizzes, recitations and others of the same kind. This event will serve as the spice of their vacation with activities that are worthy and fruitful. The catalyst of their busy school life.

As what the old Chinese saying, “to be great in one is not enough, but rather to develop and conquer the others.” That’s it, this program envisions that the youth will improve the four areas namely; physical, social, mental and cultural capability through the challenges and activities that will be conducted.

This is also the time to rest from the addictive computer games, the lousy friendster and facebook, senseless chitchat, expensive text messaging and so much attachment to others of the same kind. This will let them realize that it is more fun to go back with the old ways. The battle of strategy to outburst others.

This also aims to gather the youth of Lumbac and develop the spirit of teamwork, friendship and discipline.

As they say, no man alone is in an island. This will teach them that, to work as a group is better than to do things alone. They will soon realize that everyone has a worth and nothing is made for nothing. This will show them the perspective of wholeness and oneness. We will remove the boundaries of separations and indifferences among the youth, but rather, we will group them as one.

This will widen their vision of sportsmanship and hard work. They will soon realize that things come and go as it could, but the sweetest achievements are gain through hard work.

When this happen, I can say that this project is beyond success and a great fulfillment it will bring us.

(Nota Benin: “This” pertains with the event)

Proponents and Staffs

Katipunan ng Kabataan ng Pilipinas– the organization involving the youths of the Philippines, who uplifts the general welfare of the youth, assumes a role in the national development and governance as an active, supportive and participating partner of the government in formulating programs, projects, achieve a truly free, just, democratic effective, self- reliant, progressive and most of all, God-abiding and morally upright sector in the Philippine Society.

Katipunan ng Kabataan ng Lumbac– it is the KKP chapter in the most progressive Barangay in Pulilan.

Sangguniang Kabataan ng Lumbac– they are the officers of the Katipunan ng mga Kabataan ng Lumbac, which upholds the democratic rights and welfare of the youth and defender of their rights and interest.

General Mechanics

This 2009 Friendship Games: Unang Sabak sa Tag-araw is open to all bonafide youth and children of Lumbac ages 7 – 20 years old. The champion for this event will gain cash prize and the title Hari ng Laban.

Description and Plans

This activity will start on April 19, 2009 (Sunday) with an opening program followed by song, yell and skit presentation among the groups. And will end on May 10, 2009 (Sunday) with a closing program, mass, recognition and a party.

This activity will run for one month and the SK ng Lumbac will be the head organizers. There will be several committees that will work during the whole event.

Challenges are will be held during Saturdays and Sundays, while during weekdays; recreational activities will be conducted, such as clean-up drive, post re-painting and tree planting.

The following are the challenges and their category:

Physical Activities

Athletic Event

a. badminton

b. volleyball

c. basketball

Palaro ng Lahi

a. agawang buko

b. sack race

c. kalamansi race

d. talong race

e. kadang – kadang

Larong Kalye

a. patintero

b. touching ball

c. sipa ball

Larong Bata

a. taguan pong

b. mataya – taya

c. bring me game

d. jack stone

Mental Activities

Pinoy Henyo – guessing game answerable by yes, no or maybe

Quiz bee Board – representatives in each team will race to the board to answer specific question.

Matira Matibay – typical quiz bee wherein they will answer set of questions. Member/Representative without mistake will won the game.

Agawan sa Bangko Q&A – teams will race to sit on the chair before they can answer the question.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? – Clues were given to answer the question. It is more on trivial questions.

Social Activities

Diskarte Challenge – teams were given products to sell, but, prices are twice than the original. 50% of earnings will be distributed in each team.

Eksena Challenge – teams will perform in front of group of people then ask for donations. 50% of their earnings will be given to them.

Mr. and Ms. Congeniality – teams should find alliance that belongs to the following group of people:

a. senior citizens

b. male teenager

c. female teenager

d. housewife

e. brgy. Official

f. religious icon

g. businessman

h. driver

Combination

Amazing Race – series of station legs that has corresponding challenges to perform.

We will maximize the area of Lumbac as the main battlefield/battleground of the event. To highlight or give specification, we will use the places, Sto. Niño Pulo Basketball Court, Mahal na Señor Basketball Court, Sto. Rosario Basketball Court and Riverside Basketball Court.

Schedule of Activities

April 4, 2009 (Saturday)

Morning: Youth Assembly; SAKANA Alliance

April 18, 2009 (Saturday)

Morning: Follow-up Meeting; SAKANA Alliance

Afternoon: Follow-up Meeting; SK

April 19, 2009 (Sunday)

Morning Onwards: Opening Program

: Cheer, Yell and Skit Presentation

April 20-24, 2009 (Monday to Friday)

Clean-up Drive and Anti-illegal Drugs Campaign

April 25, 2009 (Saturday)

Afternoon Onwards: Diskarte Challenge

: Matira Matibay

April 26, 2009 (Saturday)

Morning Onwards: Athletic Events

April 27 – May 1, 2009 (Monday to Friday)

Post Re-Painting

May 2, 2009 (Saturday)

Afternoon Onwards: Pinoy Henyo

: Agawan sa Bangko Q and A

: Larong Kalye

May 3, 2009 (Sunday)

Morning: MASS

Afternoon: Are you SMARTER than a 5TH GRADER?

: Eksena Challenge

Evening: Larong Bata

May 4-8, 2009 (Monday to Friday)

Post and Repainting, Tree Planting, and Drug Campaign continuation

May 9, 2009 (Saturday)

Morning Onwards: Amazing Race

: Quiz Bee Board

May 10, 2009 (Sunday)

Morning: Palarong Pinoy

Evening: Mass

Late Evening: Closing Program

: Party

May 13 – 14, 2009

Assistance for Float Decoration

Feeding Program

21 Jul

Feeding Program Logo

Feeding Program Logo

Project Title and Theme:

The 2008 Feeding Program

Healthy Body as the Foundation of Healthy Mind

 

Background and Rationale:

In realization of the 2001 Katipunan ng mga Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan’s General Objective – the KKP and SK shall be committed for the total development of the youth and John Dewey’s ethical contribution – the foundation of a healthy mind is a healthy body, it crosses our mind to conduct a Feeding Program that envisions for a healthy citizenry.

 

Individuals need to be physically healthy and mentally upright for them to function properly in our society, so this project was conceptualized to sustain and ensure that citizens of Lumbac are eating the right foods especially for the lowly and financially unstable.

 

The success of this project will be measure after three (3) long months. We will be able to see progress from the malnourished children as they gain weight. Undeniably, three months was too short to see progress, but this project also aspires to teach their families the importance of budgeting and providing healthy foods at a very minimal costs.

 

This year, SK plans to make this an annual activity to provide the youth a place for sustaining their nutritional needs. Making them pride of Lumbac.

 

Proponents and Project Holder:

Katipunan ng Kabataan ng Pilipinas – the organization involving the youths of the Philippines, who uplifts the general welfare of the youth, assumes a role in the national development and governance as an active, supportive and participating partner of the government in formulating programs, projects, achieve a truly free, just, democratic, effective, self – reliant, progressive and most of all, God-abiding and morally upright sector in the Philippine Society.

 

Katipunan ng Kabataan ng Lumbac – it is the main KKP chapter in the most progressive Baranggay in Pulilan.

 

Sangguniang Kabataan ng Lumbac – they are the officers of the Katipunan ng mga Kabataan ng Lumbac, which upholds the democratic rights and welfare of the youth and defender of their rights and interests.

Description and Plan:

 

The Feeding Program will start on July 27, 2008; dissemination of information and promotion.

 

The program will run for 10 Sundays (August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 4 and 12), 2:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.

 

We will be assigning two (2) locations, where the benefactors can optionally choose based on their strategy. These locations are the Sto. Rosario Day Care Center – 2:00 in the afternoon and Sto. Niño Pulo Basketball Court – 3:30 in the afternoon. We will be using a convoy for our transportation.

 

We will be using Progress Report Chart that will indicate the success or failure of the activity. We will weigh the benefactor/participant and see if they gain weight or added their height.

 

The weighing will be three times (August 10, September 14 and October 12.)

 

To end the program, we will be having closing fireworks during the eve of October 12, 2008.

 

General Mechanics:

 

The 2008 Feeding Program is open to all bona fide Citizens of Lumbac having with a family income of less than 7,000 a month.

 

Schedule of Activities:

July 27, 2008                        Dissemination of Programs and Information

Start of Project Promotion

August 10, 2008                  Start of the Feeding Program

                                                First Weighing

                                                Distribution of Progress Report Chart

September 14, 2008           Second Weighing

October 12, 2008                Third Weighing

                                                End of the Feeding Program

                                                Closing Fireworks

Sangguniang Kabataan ng Lumbac

18 Jul
Richard

Richard

Name: Ricardo Bernardo Calderon
Position: Chairman

Emil

Emil

Name: Emmanuel delos Reyes Caleon
Position: Secretary

Khaye

Khaye

Name: Catherine Kay Miago Gonzaga
Position: Treasurer

Eithyl

Eithyl

Name: Eithyl Grace Bautista Antonio
Position: Councilor

Luvill

Luvill

Name: Luvill Villacastin Lucio
Position:
Councilor

Micahael

Micahael

Name: Michael Calderon Virtusio
Position: Councilor

Tonton

Tonton

Name: Marlon James Torres Hernandez
Position: Councilor

Paeng

Paeng

Name: Raphael Rowell Vergara Castillo
Position: Councilor

SK’s July 2008 – June 2009 Project Plan

18 Jul

July 2008            –     Feeding Program

August 2008      –     Youths’ General Assembly and Formation of the SAKANA Alliance

September          –     Clean – Up Drive

October              –     Youth Camp

November           –     Amateur Singing Contest

December           –     Yuletide Basketball League

                                  Acquintance Party

January 2009      –     Amateur Dance Contest

February             –     Livelihood Program

March                 –     Talent Showcase

                                 Photo Exhibit

April and May    –     Summer Class

June                   –     Recognition Month