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Jesus, according to John 5:17 says “My Father worketh until now; and I work.

God has always been doing something for the good of mankind, including the Philippines! It is but proper, in my opinion, to be sensitive enough to see and appreciate these beautiful things. Let us be grateful!

This website, a personal one, has been created to share from a perspective of an OFW who watches the Philippines from a distance.

The author was born in 1957 and has somehow seen and experienced the peace and prosperity of that generation which has just come from the horrors of World War 2. He had lived in one of the government housing projects (PHHC) in Mandurriao , Iloilo City during his childhood days. He saw the almost perfect housing program where the lot had about 325 sq mtrs of space , with a backyard for a vegetable garden and a house with 3 bedrooms. Water supply was then abundant ,  almost free and we have even played with it.

Their food was good! His parents made them fresh juices of calamansi or dalandan. Coffee was natural “barako”. Chocolates were of cacao, “tabliya”. They had red sugar. They had red rice.They had fresh carabao or cow’s milk.  Salabat was of “luyang dilaw”  and pure honey was easily available.

Rice cooked in “palayoks” with “uling” was better than of LPG . Ironing of clothes used charcoal too and  “sampayan” was better than electric drying machines. They cost less.

His younger brothers and sisters were born in the house with the help of a “comadrona”. Even that was not a cause of financial worry. All were breast fed. I believe that  God in His goodness did not create food to be a burden for anyone of us, much more life itself. The problem , perhaps , lies in the choices one makes and in the perspective one is in.

He had the privilege to study at a laboratory school, the Iloilo Normal School. It was a public one where he had a good training and which cost his parents almost nothing. Money was not an issue.

His elementary classmates and he had seen a lot of good things about the Philippines . They heard that just a few years after the United Nations Organization was established the president was a Filipino, Carlos P Romulo who he remembered visited the elementary school.

When ASEAN ( Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was founded in 1967 the first president was a Filipino, Ferdinand E Marcos who was later reelected.

It was also during those years when the Filipino brains had been recognized. Doctors, engineers, seamen, and other professionals started to be hired by other countries. OFW was born. Today they have become the source of life.

To me these could be  one of the evidences to prove, looking back connecting the dots, that indeed God has a brighter plan for the country and its people have been shaped to lead the world!

If ever there  is something one should be proud of then it is God’s grace that one should consider and not totally his efforts alone. His blessings are being given to a praying and trusting nation that other countries may follow. At the end of the day all will return to Him! The area of influence has widened throughout the globe entering even the most important places.

Thus, this website has been  named “Manna! Quai! ” as a reminder of God’s generous outpouring of grace to his beloved nation. It is but proper to appreciate and be grateful that all may live with joy in full.

Celestino Nonoy Trono IV

Author

Offshore Worker

Saipem(Oil Pipeline Company)

4 comments on “About

  1. More power to you and this site… Hoping Filipinos around the world and at home can contribute and distribute / share some interesting feedbacks and the good intention of this that will bring enlightenment to better development and progressive economy to all Filipinos and the Philippines.

  2. is gratifying that a person encourage your country of origin to move forward with much entosiasmo, congratulations

  3. L.V.M JAIME M. LARDIZABAL ASSOCIATION INC.
    SEC.REG.NO: CN 2006166470
    MOBILE NUM:0999-859-3149

    MGA NAKAPALOOB SA SAMAHANG ITO NA GINAGANAP AT MGA GAGANAPIN NG SAMAHANG ITO AYON SA ATING BANAL NA BIBLYA:

    ISAIAS 24:15
    Kaya’t luwalhatiin ninyo ang Panginoon sa silanganan, sa makatuwid baga’y ang pangalan ng Panginoon, ng Dios ng Israel, sa mga pulo ng dagat.

    ISAIAS 2:2-3
    2At mangyayari sa mga huling araw, na ang bundok ng bahay ng Panginoon ay matatatag sa taluktok ng mga bundok, at magiging mataas sa mga burol; at lahat ng bansa ay magsisiparoon doon.
    3 At maraming bayan ay magsisiyaon at mangagsasabi, Halina kayo, at tayo’y magsiahon sa bundok ng Panginoon, sa bahay ng Dios ni Jacob; at tuturuan niya tayo ng kaniyang mga daan, at tayo’y magsisilakad sa kaniyang mga landas: sapagka’t mula sa Sion ay lalabas ang kautusan, at ang salita ng Panginoon ay mula sa Jerusalem.

    MGA AWIT 37:4-5

    4 Magpakaligaya ka naman sa Panginoon; at bibigyan ka niya ng nasa ng iyong puso.

    5 Ihabilin mo ang iyong lakad sa Panginoon; tumiwala ka rin naman sa kaniya, at kaniyang papangyayarihin.

    ISAIAS 44:28

    28 Na nagsasabi tungkol kay Ciro, Siya’y aking pastor, at isasagawa ang lahat kong kaligayahan: na nagsasabi nga rin tungkol sa Jerusalem, Siya’y matatayo; at sa templo, Ang iyong patibayan ay malalagay.

    ISAIAS 45:1-6
    1 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon sa kaniyang pinahiran ng langis, kay Ciro, na ang kanang kamay ay aking hinawakan, upang magpasuko ng mga bansa sa harap niya; at aking kakalagan ang mga balakang ng mga hari; upang magbukas ng mga pintuan sa unahan niya, at ang mga pintuang-bayan ay hindi masasarhan;

    2 Ako’y magpapauna sa iyo, at, papatagin ko ang mga bakobakong dako: aking pagwawaraywarayin ang mga pintuang tanso, at aking puputulin ang mga halang na bakal:

    3 At ibibigay ko sa iyo ang mga kayamanang nasa kadiliman, at ang mga natatagong kayamanan sa mga lihim na dako, upang inyong maalaman na ako ang Panginoon na tumatawag sa iyo sa inyong pangalan, sa makatuwid baga’y ang Dios ng Israel.

    4 Dahil sa Jacob na aking lingkod, at sa Israel na aking pinili tinawag kita sa iyong pangalan: aking pinamagatan ka, bagaman hindi mo nakilala ako.

    5 Ako ang Panginoon, at walang iba; liban sa akin ay walang Dios. Aking bibigkisan ka, bagaman hindi mo ako nakilala.

    6Upang kanilang maalaman mula sa sikatan ng araw, at mula sa kalunuran, na walang iba liban sa akin: ako ang Panginoon, at walang iba.

    DEUTOROMIO 28:12-18
    12 Bubuksan ng Panginoon sa iyo ang kaniyang mabuting kayamanan, ang langit, upang ibigay ang ulan sa iyong lupain sa kapanahunan, at upang pagpalain ang buong gawa ng iyong kamay; at ikaw ay magpapahiram sa maraming bansa, at ikaw ay hindi hihiram.

    13At gagawin ka ng Panginoon na ulo at hindi buntot, at ikaw ay magiging sa ibabaw lamang, at hindi ka mapapasailalim; kung iyong didinggin ang mga utos ng Panginoon mong Dios, na aking iniuutos sa iyo sa araw na ito, na iyong sundin at gawin;

    14 At huwag kang lilihis sa anoman sa mga salita na aking iniuutos sa inyo sa araw na ito, sa kanan o sa kaliwa, upang sumunod sa ibang mga dios na paglilingkuran sila.

    15 Nguni’t mangyayari, na kung hindi mo didinggin ang tinig ng Panginoon mong Dios, na isasagawa ang lahat ng kaniyang mga utos at ang kaniyang palatuntunan na aking iniuutos sa iyo sa araw na ito, na ang lahat ng sumpang ito ay darating sa iyo at aabot sa iyo.

    16 Susumpain ka sa bayan, at susumpain ka sa parang.

    17 Susumpain ang iyong buslo at ang iyong palayok.

    18 Susumpain ang bunga ng iyong katawan, at ang bunga ng iyong lupa, ang karagdagan ng iyong bakahan at ang mga anak ng iyong kawan.

  4. L.V.M JAIME M. LARDIZABAL ASSOCIATION INC.
    SEC.REG.NO: CN 2006166470

    MGA LIBRONG ISINULAT NI GINOONG JAIME M.LARDIZABAL:
    1. MAHAL KONG MGA KABABAYAN
    2. GOD BLESS THE PHILIIPPES
    3. ANG TERITORYO NG PILIPINAS
    4. PAANO MALALAMAN AT KAYLAN MAGWAWAKAS ANG ANIM NA LIBONG TAON.
    5. MALALAMAN MO ANG KATOTOHANAN AT ANG KATOTOHANAN ANG MAKAPAGPAPALAYA SAYO.
    6. ANG KARUNONGAN NG SANLIBUTAN AY KAMANG-MANGAN SA HARAPAN NG DIOS.

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