It was a downcast day when national TV suddenly announced the untimely death of Regina Paz “Gina” La’O Lopez (December 27, 1953 – August 19, 2019). Daughter to ABS-CBN’s Chairman Emeritus Eugenio Lopez, Jr., Lopez is known for her selfless contributions toward social and civic developments be it in the Philippines or abroad. Continue reading “Gina Lopez”
Poot na nagniningas
At sigaw na pinipigilang lumabas;
Bibig na may busal
At mga kamay na pilit pumipiglas;
Na buong-pusong pinaglingkuran;
At mga huwad na haring ganid
Sa yaman at kapangyarihan.
Ano na ang kahihitnatnan
Ng mga taong umaasa
Sa ‘yong salat na awa’t kabutihan?
Isang kandila na lamang ang natitira;
Maya’t maya’y ubos na.
Crickets sitting on a rock–
One lil’ bug passes by;
He isn’t noticed by the lot;
Albeit, he hears them, clearly–
He’s the topic of the month.
Alas! The dried-up ground
Shudders and laughs.