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@charles- wa jo, maniwala na kung mahinahun la ngan ding tau keni..hehhehe
mayap a aldo kekayu ngan kabalen!
Komusta na kayu ngan kapatad?
Avira - minanu ka? nanu-nanu ka siguro kakanan..ewari maka braces ka? okey ne ba? atin naka bang panlasa?
Charles - awa par mas manyaman itang ating mamagitan..manyaman itang dakal pulutan..
Kabooh - alang mipapate keni bro, ken mung kuru - kuru karin tamu mu milabu labu..hehehe
Pedia - komusta malago?
Supre - nanu nang balita?
Kareng aliwa - sana atyu kayu keng masanting a kabilyan...
"Miyabe - abe tamu keng ginhawa"....erap hehehe
[QUOTE=King_neroj;41384296]Charles - awa par mas manyaman itang ating mamagitan..manyaman itang dakal pulutan..[/QUOTE
Abe ku ken ba, ng pulutan tamu
apulut ke keng internet ...
GOVERNOR Grace Padaca of Isabela and Governor Joselito Mendoza of Bulacan, both ousted by Comelec, can go to war with their respective opponents and drag their respective Capitols to hell, but here in Pampanga, both victor and vanquished, thank God, are being cool and civilized about the potentially explosive situation.
Well, so far.
Governor Ed Panlilio should be credited for calming his people’s anger and for asking them to say in prayer what they’re raring to shout in protest. The former (and future?) priest that he is, Among Ed has no choice but to do as Christ did, which is to exhort his followers to be instruments of peace rather than of war.
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But Lilia Pineda should also be credited for speaking the right words at the right time. The day the Comelec decision came out, she told her supporters not to storm the Capitol (like Obet Pagdanganan did in Bulacan) but instead let the appeal process take its course and allow Among Ed to fight, “which is what I also did when I filed the protest,” she said. “I am in no rush to occupy the governor’s office. Winning the recount is enough psychological victory for me.”
If she meant what she said, then bravo to her! This former vendor of coconuts has shown more class and grace and magnanimity than many would care to admit. Now if she can make her supporters follow her lead, she can probably convince voters she is the kind of leader Capitol needs.
And if she can sustain her emerging image as a sweet, benevolent mother, then she might just succeed in extricating herself from the forces of darkness that her opponents have boxed her in.
For all we know, the hand of God is again at work here: Three years ago, Kapampangans came together to carry Among Ed to a spectacular election victory that could only be described as miraculous. Today I consider it a miracle that Among Ed is gracious in defeat and Lilia Pineda is magnanimous in victory. If we have leaders like these, my God, there is hope for Pampanga.
Actually, even Spaniards in colonial times marveled at Kapampangans’ natural capacity for virtue and greatness.
Whether fighting colonizers or obeying their orders, Kapampangans showed purity of intention and intensity of conviction which left Spaniards in awe of them and other natives envious and contemptuous.
In 1571, after Legazpi sailed into Manila Bay and formed an alliance with the Tagalog chieftains Soliman, Matanda and Lakandula, a young Kapampangan datu from Macabebe broke ranks with his Tagalog allies and continued fighting the invaders, until his death.
Later, after they had been pacified, Kapampangans helped the Spaniards build the walls of Intramuros, fight off Chinese pirates and Dutch invaders, and search for new lands to colonize across Southeast Asia.
When Kapampangans were drafted into the Spanish royal army, they fought so well that the colonial government rewarded them with perks and incentives, including the honor of commanding large military units and getting access to exclusive schools.
And in these schools, Kapampangans beat their Spanish classmates in subjects you wouldn’t expect natives to excel in, like theology, philosophy and Latin.
It was therefore no surprise that the first natives to become priests and nuns were Kapampangans. Even missionaries who took Kapampangans with them to missions across the ocean admired their devotion, even heroic sanctity.
Phelipe Sonsong of Macabebe, for example, quietly served his fellow Jesuit missionaries in Guam but when he died, the island’s highest military officials, including the Governor himself, carried this holy man’s coffin to the cemetery. His religious superiors called him a saint and ordered the ringing of church bells in Manila upon receiving news of his death.
Meanwhile, the only native to have been granted an audience with a King of Spain (Philip II, in 1587) was a 10-year-old Kapampangan boy named Martin Sancho. He made the royal jaw drop when he flawlessly recited the entire Catholic catechism in Latin. He went on to settle in Rome and Toledo and became the first Filipino Jesuit.
The famous Spanish journalist, Felipe del Pan, described Kapampangans “the loyal companions of our disgraces and of our glories. They, and only they, were with us during the 1650s to the 1750s, in that century of frustrations, when we were harassed on all fronts, not being able to sustain the farms and the honor of the flag. Brave people!”
In 1729, when Augustinian missionary Fray Diego Bergańo was compiling a Kapampangan dictionary, he came across Kapampangan words that revealed profound and noble sentiments.
For example, “lualu” which means championing the defenseless. “Maglualu ka” is “Go out and defend the defenseless, the destitute and the unprotected.”
Another unique Kapampangan word is “saclong” which means “to pay a debt that’s not yours, or take a punishment meant for another.”
Bergańo also found the fascinating noun “taguri” which is “a tender word or loving appellation of mothers for their children, calling them seraph or sun even when they are as ugly as the night, and wishing them to become what they call them.”
And then the two remarkable words “sapni” which means “camaraderie between a master and a slave” and “aniani” which means “a servant’s reverence towards a superior as well as a superior’s reverence towards a servant.”
The original Kapampangan word for peace is “paum,” as in “mipaum” (at peace with one another), “manipaum” (peacemaker), and “pamipaum” (peace treaty). On the other hand, the original Kapampangan word for reconciliation is “sut,” as in “isut” (to reconcile). Example: “Isut mu ku kang ibpa ku” (Reconcile me with my father).
Lastly, “maquibanca,” a complex concept that means “Since we are on the same boat, we might as well be of one mind and one body.”
I hope these traditional Kapampangan virtues will reign in the hearts of both parties, especially in the dangerous weeks ahead, when cynics, opportunists and doomsayers can easily rule the day.
Come to think of it, if we turn against each other now—when there are only a handful of us left, when the language we speak is nearly extinct, and when the province we occupy is located on the most vulnerable spot on the island—we might as well commit suicide.
kapampangan ku, pagmaragul ku!
^ Ayus ya ini par..santing na!
Paum kekayu ngan...
going back to politics, istu ya I Pineda...to be honest with you guys, niyang milabasang Election, kang Pineda ku..hehehe sabage lagi ku naku mang vocal keni na im not a big fan of Among Ed. (abasa yu nung sakaling mag back read kayu)...
Nung paki sumahan taya, masale ne mang manungkulan I Pineda, masaguli yang lapitan (uling sigurong reng tau ilang source na ning income da pauli na ning Jueteng..hahaha!) Ing metung mu kasing e masanting ing maka tag keng lagyu na...pero nung lawen lawen taya, ing business da legal man o illegal para kanaku ala lang sisirang tau, ala lang sisirang kinabukasan bagkus mamye lapang obra at maka saup la pa... (medyo dinayu tana, miras tana keng jueteng) pero ing tutu balamu ken yang godfather yan...ala lang sisirang biye, ena kalupa ning drugs or pasugalang maragulan..ing jueteng atyu mu kareng tau nung taya la..puntalan dalang kubrador, pag ela bisang taya edala pilitan...so ala kung akakit mali karin...hehehe pero yaku eku tataya at eku pabor keng sugal nung baga dadala *** mu keng praktikal a isyu...
komusta na kyu ngan ken kabalen.
Actually, even Spaniards in colonial times marveled at Kapampangans’ natural capacity for virtue and greatness!
san ka pa?! hehehhe
kasanting na ning article a yan koyang charles!
paum mu naman kekayu ngan!