kultura: philippines

Kuya Clemen led us to this hill where three huge, mature pine trees look over the village of Favarey and its surrounding rice terraces. He told us this was where they used to play as kids. The branches were like veins drawn in the white and blue of cloud-patched sky that fair afternoon. I asked him what they call the place. He answered, “Papattay.” 

“Is it a Minaligcong term (their dialect)? Does it translate to anything?” 

“Right. It means

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Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord’ (Heb. 12:14), Why did he say ‘strive’? Because it is not possible for us to become holy and to be saints in an hour! We must therefore progress from modest beginnings toward holiness and purity. Even were we to spend a thousand years in this life we should never perfectly attain it. Rather we must always struggle for it every day, as if mere beginners.
-  St. Symeon the New Theologian

MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA. MARCOS, HITLER, DIKTADOR, TUTA.

Just a friendly reminder that Ferdinand Marcos was not, is not, and never will be, a hero of the Filipino people.

Alright. You’ve been reminded. Carry on.