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“Never question a man’s patriotism by the blood that runs in his veins, or by the nationality of his ancestors; we should judge a man by what he is, rather than where his forefathers came…” ~ Manuel L. Quezon


(( So maybe a few of our half-blooded Filipino brothers and sisters are insecure about being a Filipino just because they’re not pure or are teased that they should go back to wherever they are stereotyped to have belonged to because of their looks even if they themselves know deep inside that they are Filipinos who love the Philippines and all. Well don’t be insecure, friends! If you have that Filipino blood, then you are Filipino! If you’re a naturalized Filipino, don’t be insecure! You’re still a Filipino! -just be sure you’re a legal Filipino peep ok, so that problems with the law will be avoided ;;w;“- Even though there are some bad or not so good things with being a Filipino, well, isn’t that the same with other nationalities as well? So don’t let those petty words put you down, stand proud; be proud to be a Filipino! ^_^b ))



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MANUEL L. QUEZON

-was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901). Quezon was a Spanish Filipino, with both his parents being Filipino mestizos.


In 1907, he resigned from the governorship and tried for a seat in the First Philippine Assembly, and he won by the largest  majority, for he was popular with the masses as well as the ilustrados. He became floor leader of the Assembly and distinguished himself with oratory, delivered in flowery Spanish phrases.


During his presidency, Quezon tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. His other major decisions include the reorganization of the islands’ military defense, approval of a recommendation for government reorganization, the promotion of settlement and development in Mindanao, dealing with the foreign stranglehold on Philippine trade and commerce, proposals for land reform, and opposing graft and corruption within the government.
Credit must also go to Quezon who used diplomacy to convince Americans that Filipinos were prepared in governing their own sovereign government.

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REFERENCE/S:

> Based on Aida Rivera Ford’s HEROES IN LOVE [Four Plays], published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.

> McArthur, Douglas (1964). Reminiscences.> Quezon, Manuel L. (1946). The Good Fight.

> Perret, Geoffrey (1996). Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur.

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_L._Quezon

(( Yes, Quezon Province was previously known as Tayabas, although it had lots of other names before too. <XD ))

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Churches I’ve been to Part 2

> Kamay Ni Hesus -  Tiawe,, Lucban - Tayabas Rd, Lucban, Quezon
> Sta. Clara de Montefalco Church -  Pasig, Metro Manila
> (name not available) can you identify this church ?
> St. Rose of Lima Parish - Teresa, Rizal
> La Virgen Milagrosa De Badoc Church - Badoc, Ilocos Norte
> Monasterio de Tarlac -  San Jose, Tarlac
> Parish of St. Jude Thaddeus - Sampaloc, Tanay Rizal
> Tierra de Maria  -  Tagaytay - Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite 
> San Ildefonso De Toledo Parish Church -  M.H. Del Pilar St, Plaza Aldea, Tanay, 1980 Rizal
> Saint James the Apostle Parish Church -  Tinawin St, Lumban, Laguna

“We only get P1,500 a month,” says Papa Domeng, a barangay health worker in Tayabas, Quezon for 28 years. Before, they received nothing. He walks a few kilometers – crosses criss-crossing rice padies – to help indigent families living in far corners of the municipality get some basic health services.

(In photo: Papa Domeng, Ate Josie and Aya as we went to one of the farthest households that the BHWs of Tayabas are monitoring.)

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LakNiSal sa Kuwaresma- Tayabas Church

Second stop is the Basilica Minore of St. Michael the Archangel, Tayabas, Quezon.

Isa sa pinakamalaking simbahang napuntahan ko at reputedly, ang may pinakamahabang aisle. If you’re following (again) my blog, naiblog ko na itong simbahan na ito here, Mayohan Festival. Pero this one is my first time.

Ganto. Isa sa main reason ng pagsama ko sa ‘field trip’ ng parish namin ay para malaman ko kung nasaan ang Tayabas church kasi nga tuwing nagpupunta kaming Lucban, dumaraan naman Tayabas, tsaka medyo alam ko naman itsura nung simbahan na medyo paarch yung tuktok nya, malaking belfry eh ayun, hindi ko nakikita yung simbahan. Hindi ko alam ang location. Haha. 

And ayun, nung napunta kami. Aynakuu. Nadaraanan naman pala namin eh, malapit lang sa dinadaanan ng jeep, natatakpan lang ng bahay kasi malapit lang sa mga streets.

Actually, etong nakaharang sa bandang harap. Haha.

Again, maulan pa rin nung dumating kami. May kasabay din pala kaming nageexcursion mula sa ibang lugar.

Ang laki ng simbahan ha. Eto na naman tayo. Hmmm, impressive in a way, na noong ginawa ito eh halos mano mano lang naman. Ugh. Now, naalala ko tuloy ang sinapit ng mga Bohol Churches. 

This was taken March 2012, Nung nabalik akong May 2013, may mga net na yung kisame along the aisle at karamihan sa kisame ay wala na. Theyre doing a restoration project for their ceilings na aabot ng millions ha. Millions. At ang lawak ng kailangang irestore. Hope that maalagan din nila ito afterwards. (Huwag nga lang tumulad yung parish priests na maasign dito na gayahin yung ibang bumababoy ng simbahan with theire eclectic taste. Ugh)

So much for the rant… Ang isa sa favorite ko dito sa church ay ang kanilang pulpito. Nice. 

Kung nagtataka kayo, dito tumatayo at nagsesermon dati yung mga pari dahil hindi pa uso noon ang microphone. Tignan na lang sa taas yung buong picture ng pulpito dahil yung bubong lang yung nandito.

Big big church. So… hmmm. Gaano kaya kayaman ang Tayabas during Spanish times. Nasusukat din kasi ang yaman ng isang bayan sa laki ng simbahan. Eh hello, ang laki laki ng church. Hindi ko lang alam kung napupuno ang simbahan ngayon ng mga tao. 

Ayun. Katulad ng nasamahan kong Laknisal, sandali na naman kami rito. Anyway, alam ko naman na kung nasaan ito. Ito rin ang Laknisal na ito ang naging tulay nga para mapuntahan ko ang Mayohan Festival nila aka, New Year in May. Daming pasabog at paputok. 

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Laknisal Sa Kuwaresma || Tayabas, Quezon Province || March 2, 2013