watawat

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Ako’y nanunumpa sa watawat ng Pilipinas at sa republikang kanyang kinakatawan. Isang bansang pinapatnubayan ng Diyos buo at di
mahahati na may kalayaan at katarungan para sa lahat.”

Tuwing nabibigkas ko ang panunumpa sa watawat ng Pilipinas, naalalala ko noong nasa boyscout ako. Doon ko unang natutunan ang pagbigkas nito.

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Ika 19 Mayo 1898, dinala ni Ka Miong (Aguinaldo) mula Hongkong ang magiging sagisag nang ating kasarinlan na siya ring ang nagdisenyo. Ang watawat ng Republika ng Pilipinas.

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Ang ating watawat ay sadyang natatangi. Ang mga kulay at simbolo na makikita dito ay maituturing sulyap sa ating pinakamimithing kasarinlan.

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Upang lalo natin maunawaan, isipin ninyo ang mga Pilipino noong panahon ng himagsikan. Karamihan sa kanila’y mangmang at ordinaryong mamayan. Alam din nila na ang pagsapi sa katipunan ay maituturing hukay o kamatayan. Pero hindi sila natakot. Dahil dumadaloy sa kanilang mga puso ang tunay na pamamahal sa kanilang lupang tinubuan. Nanindigan at namatay para sa mga Pilipino ng kasalukuyan.

 

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Dambana ng Pambansang Watawat ng Pilipinas, Alapan, Imus, Cavite

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Sa ating paggunita ng pambasang watawat noong ika 22 ng Mayo hanggang sa paggunita sa Araw ng kalayaan sa ika 12 ng hunyo ngayong taon, magsilbing paalala sana sa atin ang pagmamahal na ibinigay ng mga Pilipino noong himagsikan. Magsilbing inspirasyon at gabay sana sa atin ang ating watawat.

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adarte voy allegre, la triste mustia vida

Thunderbird Resorts, San Fernando, La Union

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I made these sketches during our stay at Thunderbird Resorts in SFLU. It was a special gift by my In-laws for my wife and I as we celebrated our 6th year anniversary.

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A Letter to Kalayaan

Mansion ni Miong

You inspired every dream

Even to face the unknown

To cultivate fortitude & faith

In the midst of hopelessness

You are the gathering force to be ONE

Despite the prejudices of our hearts

To carry the torch of liberty

To the ends of the earth

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But perverted by the vain glorious,

Many doubted your sincerity

For them, only death & suffering

Are the consequences you’ll bring

Ilog sa kawit

The truth will set you free they say,

Quid est veritas?

Are we ready to face the truth?

Little that we know

We are hiding from it

Fools that we are

Not to seek it.

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Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite

the sketch version

the lady and the liitle dog

nothing to do in a hot saturday afternoon, lynne was busy doodling while tala on the floor napping. all of sudden, i remember a scene in the movie “the reader” where the boy was reading a book entitled, the lady with little dog by anton chekov.  and i thought, maybe i could have my version of that book with this sketch..

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four 4 Usk PH

last saturday, the Usk philippines celebrated their 4th year with a sketchwalk at fort santiago, manila.

i was lucky that they welcomed me.

it was a challenging day. with the heat taking its toll, i was very anxious to start.

we only have 2-3 hours of sketching.

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because of that, i limited my options. i used a nid pen and india ink combination on the first sketch and a monochromatic water color on the second one.
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i was kinda frustrated with my sketches. but nevertheless, i did enjoy the rush and meeting the group.

kudos to the Usk Philippines..

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Ang bayan ng Maragondon (Town of Maragondon)

Ang kapayakan at kasaysayan ng isang bayan ay siyang likas na yaman.

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ang simbahan ng maragondon

MARAGONDON

Mapait man o Matamis ang nakaraan, itu’y bahagi at bumuo nang ating kasalukuyan.

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Bonifacio Shrine, Mt. Nagpatong , Maragondon, Kabite

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