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Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Beng, an exceptional Filipina



Itwas yesterday when the Arroyo government declares non-working holiday(naguguluhan talaga ako sa pabago-bagong desisyon.. Okay lang naman,ikanga “Save by the holiday” kasi may three exams kami and I’m notready… ) for the celebration of the National Heroes day. So, it’smy task today to elevate the social consciousness of the masses. I’llpresent to you a person whom for me, a heroine.I read anarticle and it’s all about Benjaline Hernandez and I was about torealize. Her friends, colleagues and acquaintances oftenly called herBeng. She was a simple, honest, down to earth woman and the VicePresident of the College Editors’s Guild of the Philippines forMindanao wayback 2001. She became a victim of a summary execution atSitio Bukatol, Brgy. Kinayawan in Arakan Valley on April 5, 2002 anddied together with some of the farmers after being tugged as members ofthe New People’s Army (NPA). Sheis a martyr and must be given enough tribute and recognition for herown simple ways, she made a mark to the hearts ofthose who aspire forpeace, justice and human rights from the government that is now calleda growing monster who kill it’s own people because of the politicianswho are starving for power and greed.I did not havethe chance to met herbut it made me think that I somewhat I knew herthrough her poem “Ang Bata”. She wrote it on August 3,2000.
Noong ako’y limang taong gulang,Ako’y mataas na sa lengguwaheng magsasaka.Naiintindihan ko na ang ibig sabihinng gutom, bantito at renta.
Nagpapaligo na ng kalabaw, nagiigib na ng tubigNagbabantay na ng kapatid, naghaharbes na ng maniNanghuhuli ng palaka upang ulaminat kung anu-ano pa…
Walang puwang ang laro sa baryo naminSapgkat ang buhay dito ay di nakakatuwa,Tanging ligaya kapag may anio at pagkain.Walang bata dito, lahat magsasaka
Noong ako’y sampung taong gulangAko’y mataas sa lengguwaheng militar.Kabisado na ang putok ng armalite, garand, carbin at M14at M79
Hindi dahil ang laruan namin ay ganitoSubalit dahil normal nang pagala-galaAng mga militar sa aming baryo.Sundalong parati na lang galit,Parating nakasinghal, mga mukhang aswang,kung aswang nga ba’y totoo?
Hindi na ako nag-aaral‘Di rin naman ako makapagtaposHindi naman makakain ang test paperAt di tinatanggap ni Bantito ang mataas na grado.
Noong ako’y kinseAko’y mataas na sa lengguwaheng Agraryong Rebo,Naiintindihan ko na, ang ibig sabihin ng Bantitoat panginoong may lupa ay walang ipinagkakaiba sa pasismo.
Yumaman sila, hindi dahil sila ay matalinokung hindi dahil sila ay mapagsamantala.At humihirap kami, hindi rin dahil kami ay tamad,kung hindi dahil kami ay magsasaka.
Iyan ang batas ng pyudalismo.Problemang sintado ng 75%“Panahon na upang palayain ang mga magsasaka!”Yan ang turo sa akin ng mga sundalong nais lumaya.
Ngayon na ako’y dise-otsoAko’y mataas na sa lengguwaheng armadong pakikibaka.Ako pala ay kailangan ng rebolusyon Upang tapusin ang daan-daang tunggalian.
Magpapaalam na kay Nanay at Tatay,At pati na rin sa aming baryo.Sasama na sa mga kaibigan,at magiging isang Pulang Hukbo.Mababawi na ang lupa mula kay BantitoMapuputol na ang kadena ng imperyalismo,pyudalismo at barukrata kapitalismo.Mababago na ang ating lipunanKapag tayo mismo ang kikilos at sasanib sa hukbo.
Wala namang dapat pagnilay-nilayan pa, sapat na ang 20 taong pagsasawalang-bahalaAko man ay may murang edad,Subalit kung wawariin ay kay tanda na.Dahil kahit kailan, ‘di totoong nasa edad ang pagkamulat.At kahit kailan, ‘di batayan ang edad sa pakikibaka.
Getsthe pic”(and I don’t mean the pictures above)? On how Beng fought inher struggle as could be seen in her poem? She is just one amongthe millions of people who still seek for justice and peace. Everyoneof us faces serious condition and we can’t understand why there aredeprivation, oppression and discrimination in society. Where richpeople became more richer and poor people became more poorer.
Istand firm in my belief tht one should strive to survive to fight forjustice and for acceptance. Those who were blindfolded and refused tosee the truth were a great losser.
NowI know, that no matter how difficult, we have to do something differentthat we can prove to the world that we are not a losser. We shouldfight for the right we deserve. And we must continually strive toachieve the peace, justice and human rights taken from us. We need tobe free. Ano ba’ng slbi ng ating mga bayani, if this is the case? Weneed to escaped from the cage that treat us as puppets. We must fightin order to win, for this is a battle….


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