“Retired ka na’t lahat, pero up to now active ka pa rin sa journalism,” Pabirong bati ng former co-teacher ko nang mabasa niya ang article ko sa Pulso. “Well,” sagot ko, “just to pass the time away, kasi boring kapag wala kang ginagawa. Mabuti na ang magsulat para di ka magkaroon ng memory gap.” “Talagang girl scout ka. Ever since ng makilala kita you are always on the go.” Eh kasi, capable pa naman ako. Mas mainam na ang makatulong kaysa ikaw ang tulungan.” “Eh, yong friend mo, naala-ala mo pa ba na Escoda ang tawag sa’yo kasi very active ka sa Scouting noon?” “Hindi na mabubura yon sa ala-ala ko. Pero okey lang. Accept good and bad comments, they improve us.” “Very optimistic ka talaga. Kahit very sarcastic siya sa comment sa’yo wala lang?” “I don’t care. Kasi scouting is fun and I was compensated training the girls to become a well-rounded individual. Their experiences were not limited only to the four walls of the classroom. We go out, reached places and meet people to widen their horizon and not become a narrow-minded one.” Naku, believe na ako sa’yo, kahit binatikos ka niya, you aren’t affected. Kinutya ka pa niya, you must be awarded daw kasi you follow the footstep of Escoda.” “ I never dream of any award, its only service. It’s my commitment to follow the mission of the movement, to mold the character of the girls so that they become progressive, dynamic, pro-active, patriotic and God-loving citizens to meet the challenges of a fast-changing society.” “Hay, gone are those days. TODAY hindi na ngayon. Hindi na exciting ang scouting. Mas exciting na daw ang mag-computer, mag internet, face book, twitter, chat, e-mail, video chat, surfing and games. Wala ng hirap ngayon ang mga kabataan. Pag magre-research isang pindot lang sa computer, presto may term paper na sila. YESTERDAY, magbabad ka sa library. Kaya ngayon ang mga volume of books, they just collect dust. Mga encyclopedia, di na kilala. Their time now is fast and easy.” So, YESTERDAY is over, now is TODAY, how about TOMORROW kaya? “ “ We couldn’t predict.” “ They will have a bright tomorrow if their parents will be there to guide them. “Sana naman the youngster would not be affected with the modernization of high technology. Our moral values seem to diminish now especially that some congressmen want to push through the RH Bill.” “I think some of our parents need to undergo Responsible Parenthood Seminar to refresh them on proper guidance and care for their offspring. Our children must also learn to become obedient and respectful, gain spiritual guidance and to have faith in God.” “Yes, because prayer is the best weapon to combat evil. Our Lord God is the source of all good things.” “And everyone will be blessed and will enjoy a bright TOMORROW.”
Ayon sa EFESO 6: 1-4, “Mga anak, sundin ninyo ang inyong mga magulang, alang-alang sa Panginoon, sapagkat ito ang nararapat. Igalang mo ang iyong ama at ina. Ito ang unang utos na may kalakip na pangako; ikaw ay giginhawa at lalawig ang iyong buhay rito sa lupa.
“Mga magulang, huwag ninyong ibuyo sa paghihimagsik laban sa inyo ang inyong anak dahil sa malabis ninyong kahigpitan; sa halip, palakihin sila sa tuntunin at aral ng Panginoon.”