Monday, February 16, 2009

Report from Bacon ( Series No.3 )

For the past several weeks in January Bacon had experienced extraordinary downpour of rains which was forcasted to extend to February.
The strangeness with the weather is the unusual cold spell that goes with the rains. People are blaming global warming. Physical health is also affected specially the elderly and the poor.

It appears that the global economic crisis with the rising costs of living had a very adverse effect in Bacon. There is an apparent increase in poverty among the Bacongnons. This was so obvious during the Christmas season when poor people with their kids came to the house begging for anything I could give them. I had to share with those destitute families the budget intended for The Indigent kids Project. I had successfully destributed on Christmas the cash money of P25,573, food stuff, used clothes, school supplies, candies, soap, etc. which all came from kind and generous donors in the U.S. I already sent the report accompanied with receipts signed by the children and their parents, to U.S. Coordinator Rene J. Dellosa.

Poverty is real and increasing and getting worse and the Indigent Kids Project which is now on its 7th year needs to be expanded.
I am hoping that readers of this report will be moved to help or donate anything in the present fund raising intended for the school opening this coming June.


The hospital in Bacon has been very accessible to Bacongnons specially those coming from the farthest barrio. They no longer have to go to Sorsogon City to get medical attention.

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Hospital
(2 stories building)
First Floor: Botica, Offices, Doctor's Room
Second Fllor: Chapel, Patients'rooms

OIC/Administrator - Sor Alma Mangahas
Medical Director - Dr. Alma Chacon

1 Emergency Room1 Operating Room
34 small rooms for paywards
24 beds for charity or free wards

The hospital encourages people to donate for the expansion of services to the charity patients. You may donate directly to the hospital.


Public School District Supervisor : Mrs. Aster Barcena
School District Principal : Mrs. Evelyn D. Doctama

33 teachers and 34 rooms in the Bacon Central School

Note: The water system project by the Alumni Homecoming has already been connected to all the classrooms. Many of you perhaps had contributed to this very worthy project.

Pressing Problem: According to the principal Ms. Doctama, the most pressing problem they have is feeding about 274 most malnourshed pupils out of 1,230 school population including kindergarten.

Kind and generous people who may wish to donate may send their donation direct to the school principal or to Amado Manduriao, Jr.


Bonga Elem School, Sta. Lucia Elem. School, Salvacion Elem School, Sugod Elem.School
Jamislagan Elem. School, Bato Elem.School, Gatbo Elem.School, Buenavista Elem. School
Bonot Elem.School, Balogo Elem.School, Sawangga Elem. School, Canarum Elem.School, Sta.Teresita Elem.School.
By: Amado J. Manduriao, JR.
Association of Senior Citizens
Poblacion Bacon, Sorsogon (2006-2008)

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sonnet from the Portuguese

Kylie 2001-2008
M.I.'s cat

If you must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
“I love her for her smile – her look- her way
Of speaking gently, - for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day”-

For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,- and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry,-
A creature might forget to wep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!

But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.

Elizabeth Barrrett Browning

Happy Valentines to all!