Saturday, 21 November 2009

Fighting the good fight!!!

When Hacienda Martinez were turned over to the bank, a chinese businessman bought it and became the new owner of those land where our family were working! They were nice to us too, but it was just became complicated about the land ownership! During thier reign, it was also the time when the New Agrarian Reform Program law were imposed! That those lands and farms worked by tenants for a number of years already, they have given the power to own it. These things the new owner cannot accept! They tried making a move to get back our land to thier ownership. So my grandparents did not allow it to happen! They fought a hard fight about it!

It was hard... so hard to fight rich people and knowledgeable ones! While remembering those days, I can't help but cry because I still can remember and picture out my grandfather's hardships to fight for them just to keep our land! They were just mere farmers, no good education! Almost innocent of the law!It costs everything they had, thier money savings, thier time and effort! Well they got lawyers to help them yes! But those days costs really all thier money. They even had big loans on different rich people!

Those times begins our hardships! Because it took so many years before they win the case! And it took them almost a life time to pay debts from time to time! Imagine, I was just 7 years old that time and it was just 4 or 5 years ago since my grandparents got thier good life again!

These scene made me promised to myself together with almost all children of "Mahusay" who suffered those days! We have to study hard and get educated. This is the treasure no one can take out from us! As we rewind those days, how hard it would be to have no knowledge and ignorant! We were so proud though of our grand parents because with all thier efforts and all , they won! page!


  1. happy sunday!wondering if you can find time to visit me..

  2. If you ever have time, you should read the post I did about my grandmother. She was poor, married a man with land, lost the land because her father-in-law remarried, and ended up running a small grocery store. Life has so many surprises for us, ups and downs.