Friday, September 30, 2011

Community Educational Outreach eServices

I'm upholding and supporting a LIFE-BASED and DIGNITY-BASED quality life of living. And this is the context of what I'm standing for:
Ako ay Pilipino (I am a Filipino)
Buong katapatang nanunumpa (I pledge my allegiance)
Sa... Pilipinas (To... the Philippines)
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan (With honor, justice and freedom)
Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang (That is put in motion by one nation)
Maka-Diyos, [For the love of] (God,)
Maka-tao, (People,)
Makakalikasan at (Nature and)
Makabansa. (Country)."
An Act prescribing the code of the national flag, anthem, motto, coat-of-arms and other heraldic items and devices of the Philippines of 1998, S. 25 & 40. (1998).

In the New Testament (NT), Paul describes the Kingdom of God as, “...not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness (justice), peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit” (New American Bible, Romans 14:17)." In the Old Testament (OT), the Hebraic Covenant Theology best translates justice concept as "Right-Relations" or even better as "Life-Giving Relationships" (Fuellenbach, 1998).

This "Life-Giving Relationships" as value can be associated with the concepts of harmony, wholeness, caring, compassion, reciprocal regard, and mutual valuation of intrinsic worth (Acorn, 2004). According to Fuellenbach (1998) to be just means human beings should live in life-giving relationships in the following holistic essential relations in four directions or the fourfold relationality: (1) with their fellow human beings, (2) with themselves, (3) with nature (creation) and (4) ultimately with God (p. 195).


Life-Giving Relationships is also referred to as Holistic Relationality. The basic notion of ‘relationality’ is referred to as the essential relations that extend in four directions or fourfold relationality, namely to God, to oneself, to neighbors (both referred to an individual and individuals who are part and parcel of a society) and to creation as a whole, while the basic notion of ‘holistic’ is referred to every position of truth that we hold, which represents just one part of a larger truth (Koukl as cited in Ingles, 2006). Likewise, I also borrowed Arthur Koestler’s ‘holon’ to refer to “any entity that is itself a whole and simultaneously a part of some other whole” (Mairesse as cited in Ingles, 2006, p. 32).

The following are the four independent studies with fourfold relationality:Fuellenbach (1998): (1) with their fellow human beings, (2) with themselves, (3) with nature (creation) and (4) ultimately with God; Nagahama (2006)/ Hornedo (2009): (1) Makabayan (Love for Country), (2) Makatao (Love for Humanity), (3) Makakalikasan (Love for nature) and (4) Maka-Diyos (Love for God) and Ramirez (2009): (1) Pro-Country (Maka-Bayan),(2) Pro-People (Maka-Tao), (3) Pro-Nature (Maka-Kalikasan), and (4) Pro-God (Maka-Diyos).

Below is my humble attempt to best translate justice practice of Life-Giving Relationships through

Community Educational Outreach eServices:

Maka-Diyos (For the love of God)
Maka-tao (People)
Makakalikasan at (Nature and)
Makabansa (Country)
Antonio Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator / Founder
Aral Pinoy Org
facebook.com/AralPinoy.Org

September 30, 2011
Feast Day of Saint Jerome
Doctor of the Church

October 1, 2011
Feast Day of Saint Therese of Lisieux
Therese of the Child Jesus
The Little Flower
Doctor of the Church


References:

Acorn, A. (2004). Compulsory compassion: A critique of restorative justice. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from University of British Columbia Press: http://www.ubcpress.ca/books/pdf/chapters/compulsorycompassion/ChapterOne.pdf

Fuellenbach, J. (1998). Throw fire (2nd revised edition, 8th printing). Manila: Logos Publications.

Hornedo, F. (2009). Values education in the social sciences. Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change, Series III. Asia, Volume 7. (M. Dy, Editor) Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Council for Research in Values and Philosophy: http://www.crvp.org/book/Series03/III-7/contents.htm

Ingles, A. (2006). Nakakaluwag: An affirmation of a vision of persons living in peaceful harmony and with respect for life and dignity. Ang Makatao, 32-43.

Nagahama, H. (2006, December 6). Making dialogue among different religions: An analysis of values education under the integrated learning subject in the philippines. Retrieved May 15, 2010, from 10th Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID). International Conference - Learning Together for Tomorrow:Education for Sustainable Development: http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/apeid/Conference/papers/nagahama_1E.doc

Ramirez, M. (2009). Transformative education in the context of a globalizing world. The ASI Option , 17-23.



Thursday, September 22, 2011

The first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat is born...

Last August 30, 2011,
the first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat
was conceived.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Out of the blue I got a message last August 30, 2011 from Jay Jaboneta [https://www.facebook.com/jay.jaboneta]: "Thank you for the support Sir!" Then I simply replied to him: "You are an inspiration to young people, to my students... Keep up the best work, be the best..." And he added: "Thank you Sir! Would love to share our story with your group [http://yellowboat.tumblr.com/about]." I was so grateful to his gesture, so I said: Thanks for the offer, I will already schedule your talk to meet my students come 3rd week of September (",)... but I have nothing to offer you except appreciation... And apologetically, he said: "If I am free Sir I would go as long as it's within Manila."

Today September 22, 2011
the first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat
is born (DLS-CSB HF12 2011).
“Today I start the change I want to see.”
~The De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines

The students' baon (allowance) for a day, when put all these together, is already a livelihood for a family... Sir Dong is very grateful (Mr. Justino Cabarles, Principal I, Regional Planning Office, DepEd Region V [https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002336880602]). He said, "Thanx so much. i hope I could post this boat the soonest time possible... Please convey my thanks to your students in behalf of the yellow boat community. Thanx to you also, Uncle Antonio...[https://www.facebook.com/inglesantonio]" Jay is also thankful: "Wow! Thank you so much Uncle Antonio! This is a simple but heroic part on the part of the solutions - this is the kind of attitude we really want the youth to learn and show."

Then I replied: "Thank you in advance Jay...", so I asked: "By the way how do you know I'm supporting your mission?" He said: "I saw you like one of the things we posted hehe, Thank you again Sir!" And I replied: "I should be the one thanking you...", then I encouraged him: "Be a hero-virus and keep spreading and infecting us with you viral-heroism..." With humility he replied: "I hope to be able to do that Sir. Maraming salamat!"

I further encouraged him: "You have already started it and infecting us... Being grateful, he said: "Glad to hear that Sir. God bless and hope to meet you soon." Finally, I ended our conversation telling him: "God bless you more... and see you soon!"

The beneficiary of the Yellow Boat is the family of Edwin Bono, who worked so hard during the installation of the water pipes from Guinhadap to Mababoy Island. He also took charge of piling sacks of sand to prevent the hose from breaking due to docking motorboats.
One La Salle Prayer

Let me be the change I want to see;
To do with strength and wisdom;
All that needs to be done;
And become the hope that I can be.

Set me free from my fears and hesitations;
Grant me courage and humility;
Fill me with spirit to face the challenge;
And start the change I long to see.

Today I start the change I want to see;

Even if I’m not the light;
I can be the spark;
In faith, service, and communion;
Let us start the change we want to see;
The change that begins in me.

Live Jesus in our hearts forever!
This is what Bayanihan Spirit is all about... a Filipino Value of a family/community unity effort of HF12 to achieve a life changing purpose and objective... Congratulations!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Help us get One Aral Pinoy Boat on the waters of Masbate.

They need more boats @7k per boat.

They prioritized yesterday (Sep 5, 2011) 11 boats for 11 indigents families to bring Masbate kids to school and provide their parents livelihood. The Good News is: "All the 11 boats that we started to ask for this morning (Sep 5, 2011) have been donated all by this afternoon." ~Jay Jaboneta, Pitong Pinoy Awardee

Still they need more boats... help us help them buy and get at least One Aral Pinoy Boat on the waters of Masbate...



Share your donation to Masbate Funds for Little Kids
c/o Dr. Ofelia Samar Sy / Pinoy Power Bicol Coalition Inc.
Bank Account #1801522414 Chinabank, Legaspi City,
Please PM her first before depositing.
www.facebook.com/ofelsy125
Excerpt from the Story of Dr. Ofelia Samar Sy
Yellow Boat Fever Virus and 4-year-old boy
named VICTOR...

VICTOR was spending the week-end at our home.
Being that he has always shown sensitivity to
other people's needs and wants, I thought
I would share the video with him and see how
he would react to it.

We proceeded. At the end of viewing he asked
me to play back one more time. As the story
unfolded he kept getting closer and closer
to me, touching my hand, furrowed eyebrows,
completely focused and zoned in at what was

in front of his little eyes. Questions then
came like "what if there are sharks where
they swim", "what if there is a storm and
big waves", "why do they have to climb the
big rock", "everyday they get wounds on their
hands and feet". By then, I knew he got it,
and felt more at ease that I wasn't exposing
him to situations that at his tender age,
would either ignore or cause some kind of
cynicism. When the (Jessica Soho's Brigada)
docu (see below) ended, his first words to me:
"nana why don't we buy a boat for them."

Antonio Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator / Founder
Aral Pinoy Org
facebook.com/AralPinoy.Org

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Help us help them build a boat...


Philippine Funds for Little Kids have identified the problems...

They have found and applied the solutions... and have been changing lives one yellow boat at a time...

Help us help them build at least One Aral Pinoy Boat and get it on the waters of Masbate, Zamboanga and the Philippines...

Antonio Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator / Founder
Aral Pinoy Org