10/12/08

A Simple Life, Two Friends

Excerpts from the speech delivered by Vic Ramirez Jr. at the Silver Jubilee Night of the Kausaran sa Ikararay ka Baao (Kaiba) held at the AFP Auditorium, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on February 5, 2005. Vic served as first President of Kaiba, after its predecessor—the Metro-Manila Baao Association—was reorganized.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the above speech. I eagerly read it as I was ignorant of KAIBA's existence when I thought of starting a foundation, only to be disappointed at the end.
When I heard of the Barlin group from Vic sometime ago, I checked the website, became disappointed again - it says "to honor" the late Bishop but HOW? The rest of the home page was empty, except for ads.

It took me awhile to write this response because as an outsider, I mean, not a member of any of your groups, I might be perceived as an intruder. The truth is, as an outsider, I can be impartial, not critical, with suggestions - not condemnations.
Since my retirement over a decade ago due to a disability, I've thought of giving back to my native town but I don't like the idea of handing out money for whatever reason. Nothing is "free' anymore so it must be earned, from childhood on. This is "education" in the purest sense. The retired top professionals now, like me, were the "fruits" of such an education - this is what I believe: "It Takes Village" to educate. Environment is a big factor. I grew up when I sensed that the private school students were better than those in private schools, that one family's name and ancestors are better than mine, etc. This is now the 21st century and yet...

I've canceled my plan because KAIBA says it all in the name and there is no need for another organization. What I'd like to know is: What activities were there from 25 years ago to 2005? I did not read any "kausaran sa ikararaay" accomplishments. What happened from 2005 to the present? Is there five million pesos sitting idly in a bank?

The draft for my canceled org. is done but this comment is already too long. If anybody is interested, you know where to reach me. Thanks again - ACF (A Concerned Filipino}

Anonymous said...

Please excuse my error - I meant to say ".....that students in private schools......than those in public schools." Thanks, ACF

paulix said...

I'm INTERESTED!!! but how do I contact you???

Anonymous said...

Please check the Baao Historical Cultural Society Website. Thanks for your prompt interest.ACF

Anonymous said...

"It Takes A Village" is a book by Sen. Hillary R. Clinton on rearing and educating a child.

harris said...

It took me awhile to write this response because as an outsider, I mean, not a member of any of your groups, I might be perceived as an intruder. The truth is, as an outsider, I can be impartial, not critical, with suggestions - not condemnations.
Since my retirement over a decade ago due to a disability, I've thought of giving back to my native town but I don't like the idea of handing out money for whatever reason. Nothing is "free' anymore so it must be earned, from childhood on. This is "education" in the purest sense. The retired top professionals now, like me, were the "fruits" of such an education - this is what I believe: "It Takes Village" to educate. Environment is a big factor. I grew up when I sensed that the private school students were better than those in private schools, that one family's name and ancestors are better than mine, etc. This is now the 21st century and yet...
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