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adedios
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject:

Ma'm Lili:

Thanks for sending me a note from your new email address. Ka Noel copied me on an email from World Bank, saying they will probably release the computers sometime next week. I am so happy we finally found a sponsor in addition to Paetenians for our alay computer project. May God continue to bless all of us.
Ma'm lili
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:14 pm    Post subject: address to Midwest chicago

"All for the glory of God!" More prayers of thanksgiving to His wonderful
blessings!! Regards .. miss you all.
adedios
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject:

Photos (I forgot to bring a camera so these are pictures from a disposable one):

http://141.161.23.43/chicago/chicago.html
adedios
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject:

As I told the mayor;

Quote:
The things that the teachers in Paete taught me, the things that they showed in their day-to-day living are the arrow and song that Longfellow described in his poem. They will always hold a special place in my heart.


Ma'm Lili, your school is truly a model for everyone to follow. Your leadership and the great community of teachers you have in Quinale command respect and admiration. Your school is one reason why "alay computer" may actually change our town of Paete. May God continue to guide each and everyone of you in Quinale. With teachers like the ones in Quinale, we are constantly reminded that God is indeed good.

P.S. By the way, the Philipiine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) is currently discussing ways of how we could help the Philippines. They have been visiting this forum and ideas are now being floated around. It would be great to have more of us do something about the Philippines - These are people with so much talent - and our project is demonstrating that something could be done. I sincerely hope that Paetenians overseas likewise see our example and learn to prioritize and share the same values we have.
mam lili
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:25 am    Post subject: address to mid-west chicago by Prof angel

A person who knows and has personal relationship with the Lord is great in side and outside. A prayer of thanksgiving was uttered after reading your message. Teaching is a ministry, like our Lord Jesus, He is a teacher himself. No wonder why teachers can offered themselves with sacrifices. Overloaded with work yet underpaid. In His own way, satisfaction is felt always from His wonderful blessings. Like in my school, everybody is sacrificing to overload themselves just to give way for the two computer teachers'load. The values which I always integrate and planted in their hearts is in Proverbs: "The character of our children tomorrow depends on what we put in their hearts today" No more, no less - that's it! Teachers are models, we should teach children because we are created in His own image. Transparency among us created the inspiring atmosphere. I believe in "Happy teachers, are happy workers!" Salamat po sa mga "special offer."Sapat na po ito sa amin na mapansin po ninyo ang aming mga pagpapagal. "Mababaw" po naman ang kaligayahan ng mga guro. ( Pakiramdam po nila ay natanggap na ito at nakarating na sila sa lugar ninyo). Lalo pong tumamis ang mga smiles nila prof! Salamat po uli. Regards to everybody.
adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject:

Arbin;

Oops, nakalogin pala ako as "admin". Si Arkangel lang ang admin Smile

Ang mga guro ng Paete ang isa sa mga inspirasyon ng aking sinulat.

Magiging "busy" na rin ako dahil pasukan na namin bukas sa Georgetown.

O sige, take care and God bless.
Arbin M. Sarmiento
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject:

Dear Prof,

We're ok here, medyo maluha luha si Ma'am sa message mo, lam mo naman yun mababa ang luha.

OK naman kami lahat dito, medyo busy nga lang ng konti.

Arbin
admin
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject:

Arbin;

Kumusta na. Balita naman mula sa Central. Pakikumusta na lamang ako sa lahat ng mga guro at siyempre kay Apple Martinez Smile
Arbin M. Sarmiento
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:24 pm    Post subject: superb message

Dear Prof. Angel,

You have a SUPERB MESSAGE. You are so selfless and very generous,
Thanks for your very uplifting messages.

Arbin
adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject:

The spirit behind Paskuhan is to share the joys of Christmas with the poor of Paete. This is a noble mission and in my opinion, should continue. Changing it will essentially transfer our resources from one to another. And Paskuhan (among all the proposed projects I have heard from Paetenians) should not be the one sacrificed so that we could attend to the needs of the teachers.

We need to examine the return on investment of "summits" if we are looking at it from the point of view of raising funds for Paete or sharing such occasion with those from Paete. The schools are also in session during the summit so taking one teacher from each school will hurt the loads of the teachers left behind. Secondly, I have no way of figuring out a scheme on how to choose three among all the hardworking teachers in Paete.

I have asked in the mailing list financial support for Ibaba. This is the school that lacks a teacher that can be fully assigned to the computer classroom. I will repeat that request here - it involves an annual pledge of US$2000 (at $200 per month not counting the summer break).
vermad
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Address given to the Chicago Midwest Chapter

adedios wrote:
For three weeks, I went to the schools of Paete. I saw the teachers of Paete everyday. And there is indeed a precious stone in each smile that greeted me. These smiles came from faces of teachers who are overworked and underpaid. [color=red] Despite their difficult living, they could still afford to give me a smile.


Angel: Great speech and dissertation on values. This gives me an idea for Paskuhan 2005 and theme for Summit 2007.

(1) How about giving all our collection for Paskuhan 2005 to all the teachers of our elementary schools in Paete in cash.

(2) Let us bring 3 teachers [one from each school: PES, QES, IES] to Summit 2007. Let there be a voluntary contribution to finance their trip.

Realizing the tremendous educative value of travel from personal experience, I pledge my contribution.
adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject:

Dear Councilor Sunga:

To you and your fellow members of the Sangguniang Bayan, hold steadfast and have faith. Do not allow the noisy and irresponsible few to cloud your vision. You all have my prayers and respect. Yours is a very difficult job and I admire the dedication and sacrifice you all give. Focus on the positive and keep in mind how many depend on your wisdom. All of us are not perfect. What is important is that we try our best and that we remain dedicated to the people of Paete. God bless.

Jose Rizal said:

Quote:
“The glory of saving a country is not for him who has contributed to its ruin.... Redemption presupposes virtue, virtue sacrifice, and sacrifice love!’’
odettefadulsunga
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Address given to the Chicago Midwest Chapter

prof. angel,

your speech was indeed touching, inspiring and enlightening. it really hit me. i couldn't help myself from shedding tears. i believe you've made a lot of paeteños cry during that dinner-dance occasion in chicago and even here in usap paete.

reading your speech is so timely. right now, i'm bothered with the way things are going on here in Paete, especially the political climate. i'm in a dilemma on whether i could overcome the political intrigues that we are encountering in our little hometown. sometimes i would feel like i'm on the verge of giving up politics and public service.

but your speech on values and sharing and the "panalangin upang maging bukas-palad" has really given me the sign to go on and serve our less fortunate kababayans and share whatever little "time, talent and treasure" i could.

i thank GOD for sending you to us to spread the Good News and for being like St. Francis of Assissi...you're indeed one of God's instruments and
channels of PEACE!



adedios wrote:
Address to the Midwest Chapter

Good evening. Belated birthday greetings to Mr. Luis Vitor. I thank you all for inviting me to speak with you on this occasion. I bring you greetings from the Paetenians in the Washington DC area. It has been quite a while since I visited Chicago and indeed it is a pleasure to see you all....

adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject:

And here is a poor attempt to capture an image I learned from a Jesuit:

http://141.161.23.43/paintings/bukaspalad.htm
adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject:

In case you could stand my voice and my guitar playing, here is a recording of the prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola:

http://141.161.23.43/angel3.wav
adedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:04 am    Post subject:

Someone wrote:
Quote:
I salute you just as I salute Ka Noel. Do you know that when he gives his speeches particulary during election period, he would be teary eyed, with his hands cold and sweating. I could feel his passion to help Paete, but still "many cannot see". I hope you have opened the eyes of other Paetenians not only here abroad but also in the Philippines.


I do hope that the speech I delivered and shared here in this forum opens the eyes of people as it opened mine. The town of Paete could achieve a lot if we focus only on all the good things that we could do. The mayor has indeed dedicated his life to the town and the least we could do is to support him. Ka Noel is a different kind of politician. He may be the poorest among all mayors in the Philippines, but he is the richest in terms of his love for his people. Ka Noel does recognize the values I described. And may God continue to bless him and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan as they try to serve the town of Paete.
tcdedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: ur always an angel

net_feldmann wrote:
.... wish na sana eh ikaw naman ang mabiyayaan ng mga kahilingan mo.

nenett


Isa na doon ang madugtungan ang lahi ni professor. Very Happy
tcdedios
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: Thank you for sharing your speech

fredmc wrote:
Angel,

Thank you for sharing with us your very thought-provoking speech. We can learn a lot from what you said, including the expression of gratitude to your father and others who helped you along the way. I also read the same speech you posted at Usap Paete (Batang Paete) because I wanted to see the red-lettered words that you considered important.

I said it before, and I will say it again: You really deserve that award for "Mga Natatanging Buhay na Anak ng Paete" given last December, 2004. Though you were not born in Paete, you have given much already to Paete than many of us full-bloodied Paetenians.

FredMC


Tito Fred,

Yeah. You're right. We are only 50% Paetenian blood. All ancestors in our mother's side clearly rooted in Paete (Dada Tinang Bagabaldo-Valdivia, Dada Dado Cainto-Cagandahan) unlike our father's side (we can't trace our roots). Sad

We, the Cagandahan-de Dios clan are very proud of having him. Oh well, we always pray that they have siblings in the future. That's I know all of you are praying also for our dear professor. Smile

Best regards,
Thom
net_feldmann
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:48 am    Post subject: ur always an angel

your always an angel with a good heart, your speech always touch not only my heart but everybody's heart, you always give your full time dedication here in Paete, hope and wish na sana eh ikaw naman ang mabiyayaan ng mga kahilingan mo.

nenett
amork
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: splendid

dear prof angel,

thanks for this splendid speech. it tugs my heart. wish i could have even a fraction of your wisdom and generosity. truly, you have passed on the wisdom and other values your father taught you in life. and you're not stopping ... you keep on passing the legacy coupled by your selfless love. at this very moment, i could only ask our Lord to bless you and mary always.

mam amor
fredmc
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Thank you for sharing your speech

Angel,

Thank you for sharing with us your very thought-provoking speech. We can learn a lot from what you said, including the expression of gratitude to your father and others who helped you along the way. I also read the same speech you posted at Usap Paete (Batang Paete) because I wanted to see the red-lettered words that you considered important.

I said it before, and I will say it again: You really deserve that award for "Mga Natatanging Buhay na Anak ng Paete" given last December, 2004. Though you were not born in Paete, you have given much already to Paete than many of us full-bloodied Paetenians.

FredMC
tcdedios
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject:

adedios wrote:
We are grateful to our parents, but our debt is to the future generations. His example shows us that we should do the same - continue what he has started and help other people - that is the only way we could really show our gratutude.

In the prayer of St. Ignatius - we ask that we learn how to give back according not to what people deserve, but according to what the Lord deserve from us. And he deserves nothing less than everything - as members of one family under God, we could not neglect the less fortunate among us.


"Magis" [pronounced "màh-gis"] It is a Latin word for "more," and is taken from the motto of the Jesuits, "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam" which is translated, "For the Greater Glory of God."

As the guiding principle for decision-making for all trained in Ignatian spirituality, one decides in favor of a course of action that is a "more" generous response to God's call, and thus for His greater glory.
leeq@sympatico.ca
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: your ChicagoChapter guest-speaker's address

Very Happy Cool

dear Angel,
enjoyed reading your speech! filled with droplets of wisdom and i felt every word coming from your kind and sincere heart and brilliant mind. luv your ending prayer in Tagalog! my kind of prayer.
tlee Smile
Guest
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Address given to the Chicago Midwest Chapter

dear Angel,
enjoyed your ChicagoChap address; not only filled with droplets of wisdom, i can tell that every word was coming from your kind and sincere heart and brilliant mind; we are indeed blest with your company here and everywhere, as a Paetenian. i particularly like your prayer in Tagalog.
God bless and keep you and yours always!
tlee

adedios wrote:
Address to the Midwest Chapter

Good evening. Belated birthday greetings to Mr. Luis Vitor. I thank you all for inviting me to speak with you on this occasion. I bring you greetings from the Paetenians in the Washington DC area. It has been quite a while since I visited Chicago and indeed it is a pleasure to see you all.


.....text snipped....
adedios
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:59 am    Post subject:

We are grateful to our parents, but our debt is to the future generations. His example shows us that we should do the same - continue what he has started and help other people - that is the only way we could really show our gratutude.

In the prayer of St. Ignatius - we ask that we learn how to give back according not to what people deserve, but according to what the Lord deserve from us. And he deserves nothing less than everything - as members of one family under God, we could not neglect the less fortunate among us.

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