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June 1, 2009
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Take up your Flag and Follow Me

Jesus boldly raises a tattered Philippines flag, poignant symbolism of the countless upheavals the country has been through from the Cry of Pugad Lawin in 1896 to the Independence Proclamation in Kawit, Cavite, in 1898, from the Fall of Bataan to the infamous Death March in 1942, from the anguish of 1983 to the euphoria of 1986, and then again in 2001. The pain and suffering of his people etched on the countenance of Jesus; but His stance is upright and His grip was firm. His love and mercy unite us, strengthen us from the shackles of fear, helplessness and hopelessness. But His face beckons; His eyes challenge me; the tough stance tells me there is no way to lose. “Take up your flag and follow me.”

It was not by accident that I was born a Filipino, and with Him as my supremo. We will definitely win this war. And the battle cry is not anger but love.

Joey Velasco

46 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2009 5:09 pm

    Random lang: Naala ko tuloy ang isa sa napakadami kong bloopers sa high school sa katagang ito : Take up your cross and follow me. Ang sinabi ko sa Val Ed namin was : Take down your cross and follow me. Hahaha

    Nice post Winkz!

    • June 2, 2009 3:46 am

      Hahaha… baka kasi mabigat ung cross kaya take down (or should it be put down?) ang nasabi mo, Reese! Whehehe!

    • June 2, 2009 7:31 pm

      put down pala… bwahaha.. ano ba yan!

    • June 2, 2009 7:32 pm

      ay naalala ko na… lay down yung nasabi ko.. hahaha

    • June 3, 2009 12:23 am

      hahaha… at inisip mo pa talaga, reese!

  2. June 1, 2009 9:37 pm

    Ang ganda ng calendar mo Ate Winkie, may pagka nationalistic hehe.

    In every battle, Siya ang lagi nateng kasama, Siya ang laging naggagabay sa atin.

    Thanks for this post!๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 2, 2009 3:51 am

      Very much in time for June 12… I think that was Joey Velasco’s intention talaga.

      Ay, you’re right Sis! God is always with us๐Ÿ™‚

  3. June 2, 2009 6:03 am

    aww… yun na lang muna ang comment ko… baka ako masunog… hehehe. *waves at winkie*

  4. ELIment permalink
    June 2, 2009 7:21 am

    “take up your flag ang follow me”…galing!
    anong calendar ba yan? gusto ko din. hehe
    ang ganda at talagang mapapaisip ka kpag nakita yong larawan.

    • June 2, 2009 11:11 am

      yan ang June painting ng aking Salesian calendar, eli. it’s my second year doing this. every first of the month, i try to post the painting.

      glad you liked it. btw, you can click Joey Velasco’s link in this entry so you could see the rest of his paintings๐Ÿ™‚

  5. sandi permalink
    June 2, 2009 12:26 pm

    Ang pag-ibig..bow!

    Ang hawak kong armas ay isang bayong na pag-ibig,
    na aking ikakalat sa buong daigdig.

    ang pag-ibig..bow!๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 2, 2009 12:46 pm

      huwaw… nice naman ng poem mo, sandi! haylayket!!!

    • sandi permalink
      June 2, 2009 1:25 pm

      hehe..salamat! dugtungan ko na lang next time.. wala pa akong maisip na karugtong๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 2, 2009 3:21 pm

      sige nga sandi… dugtungan mo yang poem mo. maganda talaga ang simula eh!

      btw, good luck sa date EB mo with a female blogger ah!๐Ÿ™‚

  6. dencios permalink
    June 2, 2009 12:45 pm

    di ka lang pala gorgeous and sexy nationalistic kapa! tsk! swerte ng minahal mo..

    tanga lang sya di ka napansin…

    • June 2, 2009 12:48 pm

      kalendaryo ko yan, dencio! si joey velasco ang may gawa nyan๐Ÿ™‚

      oy, pansin naman nya ako… kami na ata! hehehe!

  7. dencios permalink
    June 2, 2009 12:46 pm

    im visiting again ur bora escapade 2
    ๐Ÿ˜€

    • June 2, 2009 12:48 pm

      hmmm… at ano naman ang sinisilip mo sa bora 2 entry ko? hehehe!

    • aperockstar permalink
      June 2, 2009 1:33 pm

      ako rin, Bora escapade 2 ang peborits ko. lol.

      *secret kung bket. haha

    • June 2, 2009 1:35 pm

      hahaha… binalikan ko rin… parang alam ko na kung bakit! hehehe!

    • dencios permalink
      June 3, 2009 10:03 am

      wassup winkie?๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 3, 2009 11:15 am

      hey dencio! am good. parang natense ako sa “wassup” message mo… parang kelangan ko na ng new post. hehehe!

  8. June 2, 2009 12:50 pm

    wow…ngayon ko lang ito nakita ah…ang ganda at perfect sa ating inang bayang tila nakalugmok na sa putikan ng kahirapan….

    siya rin ba yung nagpaint ng last supper na puro bata ang kasama ni Christ?

    • June 2, 2009 12:53 pm

      yep yep, blu! you can check his website… click mo lang ung name nya in this entry.๐Ÿ™‚

  9. June 3, 2009 4:50 am

    wow Miss Winkie!!

    2 things
    i love the new layout!
    and i love the painting!
    Have agreat day!๐Ÿ˜€

    • June 3, 2009 4:55 am

      wow Mon!!!

      2 things din…

      im glad you liked both
      and…

      nalokah aketch sa avatar mo! very hunkable!!!๐Ÿ˜€

      have a great day too!๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 3, 2009 4:59 am

      payatot nga yan eh! hehe. thanks for the compliment! papadalhan na talaga kita ng dried mangoes sa susunod na sweldo. geezz, i’m so gullible! haha

    • June 3, 2009 11:18 am

      oh so, are you telling me much more hunkable ka ngayon??? hehehe!

      naku mon, wag mo akong biruin ng ganyan… baka asahan ko yang dried mangoes. my fave!!!!

    • June 3, 2009 3:11 pm

      agree ako… pang Magazine ang post ni Monding..

      @monding, padalhan mo din ako ng dried mangoes ha? tapos lagyan mo na rin ng danggit. lol

    • June 3, 2009 10:57 pm

      di ba naman, reese! parang model ang posing ni monding! hehehe!

      ay, gusto ko rin yang danggit! ang sarap nyan sa sinangag at sinasawsaw sa suka na maraming garlic… nakakagutom!!!

  10. prinsesamusang permalink
    June 3, 2009 5:17 am

    this is almost poetic. maganda ang message and looking at that photo can give you a lot of inspiration.

    • June 3, 2009 11:32 am

      maganda talaga ang mga mensahe ng lahat ng paintings ni joey velasco. PM. you can check out his site๐Ÿ™‚

  11. June 3, 2009 1:46 pm

    ang slow ko talaga ngayon…kaya pala sabi ko parang may bago…may bago nga…bago na ang layout mo…nice nice!

    • June 3, 2009 1:57 pm

      hahaha… ok lang sis, di naman kasi drastic ung change ng lay-out eh. i prefer clean and easy-on-the-eye layouts. nagtry lang din ako mag-ayos ng blog header last night… out of boredom๐Ÿ˜›

  12. June 4, 2009 2:55 am

    @ Reesie. wahaha.. ang layo kaya ng New Mexico. para na rin akong buwang pagpinadalhan kita all the way from Cebu. buslot bulsa ko. LOL

    @ Winkie sa GEB na lang kita bigyan ng dried mangoes at danggit. hehe
    naku ambaho pa naman ng danggit. hehe

    • June 4, 2009 3:05 am

      Ay naku Mon, pina-aasa mo na ako jan sa dried mangoes at danggit ah! Kahit ano pa ang sabihin mo sa danggit… masarap pa rin yan!!! Weeee, naexcite na ako sa pasalubong mo sa akin!!!

    • June 4, 2009 2:06 pm

      oi Mon ako din…dried mangoes and danggit

  13. June 4, 2009 8:31 am

    how we all hope that the filipino will finally heed on the call of God in our lives.

    may pag-asa pa ang Pilipinas.

    • June 4, 2009 2:13 pm

      i say AMEN to that, siyetehan!

      thanks for peeking in and hope to see you again๐Ÿ™‚

  14. June 4, 2009 8:38 am

    basta w8 ko na lang kayo sa june 12, hehe…wow ano ba lasa nung danggit ate heh penge ako hehe..

    • June 4, 2009 2:14 pm

      dried fish yun, lovely. hingi ka din ke mon para malaman mo. hehehe!

      see yah on the 12th๐Ÿ™‚

  15. June 5, 2009 2:12 am

    naku pati si lovely at rhona, hihingi na rin. magdadala na lang ako maraming-marami tapos benta ko na lang. LOL

    • June 5, 2009 2:43 am

      ahaha! oo nga, sayang ang effort ng pagbitbit mo. oist, pero ung sa akin libre ah! hehehe!

    • June 5, 2009 3:44 am

      teka..may bayad how much naman xempre may discount hehe..
      100% discount nyahahaa
      dried fish pala un parang tuyo hehe..wah sarap naman..henge na lang ako sayo ate winkie hehe..di na ko bibili..

  16. June 10, 2009 3:42 am

    lovely akshwali may dagdag pa ngang shipping and handling fee. lol

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