I recently put together this profile and wanted to share … it might “fill in some gaps” regarding my ongoing interests, for the past 30 years, or so…

click on the link directly below for complete information
https://profiles.google.com/rpasso1#rpasso1/about
below is just the introduction:

Introduction

This not just a video, it is a personal hope, dream and advocacy, for everyone, everywhere.  It an “anthem” for tikkun olam, literally to “heal the world” and for gawad kalinga “to give care”: http://www.youtube.com/embed/=-m4KpojSJwI

From: rakivega

 | May 15, 2010  | 6,853 views

 

WE WILL RISE AGAIN
(music and lyrics by Jude Gitamondoc)
(Performed by Raki Vega)
(MTV Directed by Ruel Antipuesto and Tess Villegas)
(Arranged by Jad Bantug)
(Orchestration by Prof. Roberto del Rosario)
(Violin by Marc Hamlet Mercado)
(Cello by Maria Doris Malaque)
(Choir: Voices of Praise Carmel)
(Online & local distribution & promotions: 22Tango Records) 

I can see it now
Crystal clear as day
My people will rise again
Someday soon, somehow,
Somewhere down the way
My people will rise again… 

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn…
We will rise again. 

No more hollow words
No more shallow lies
For tomorrow, we will rise again
No more shattered hopes 

No more tattered lives
This time tomorrow, we will rise again… 

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn
From out the shackles of the past
We’ll be flying free at last
And rising with the morn 

We will stand and we will rise again.
And nothing or no one can take my dream from me
I won’t let them, I won’t let them, no, I won’t
For tomorrow, we will rise again… 

My people, we will rise again
We will learn to spread our wings and fly again
Like an eagle to the distant dawn…
From out the shackles of the past
We’ll be flying free at last
And rising with the morn 

We will stand and we will rise again…
My people, we will rise again.

 
some related information about Tandag, Surigao del Sur … and me:  

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_139779196073130&ap=1

http://rictandag.typepad.com/blog/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Passo/114468185301028

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=228530773840289&set=a.156193431074024.36060.100000501040244&type=1&theater

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86158962@N00/favorites/

when i was amongst the poorest of the poor that i found in a very poor community of Tandag in rural, remote Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines almost 30 years ago… i tried the best i could to help… because those rural filipinos only could “afford” to give me their HEARTS because, otherwise, they barely could afford the tattered shirts  on their backs. i learned to love them because all they could do was to love me … they essentially could only “give” what they had to share. and, they invariably told me essentially that they knew their lives would be short and somewhat harsh, so they implored me to try to help someone else instead. i guess that must be the TRUE spirit of life, not only that of Gawad Kalinga… and the true spirit of humanity, not just that of the filipinos…..

Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980;
Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982
Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995
Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999
Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001
Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present

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About rictandag

http://about.me/rictandag http://LVHelpGro.net @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present http://www.ups-scs.com [business] http://InternationalAidAdvocate.com http://rictandag.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpasso http://www.twitter.com/rictandag http://paper.li/rictandag http://rictandag.i.ph/blogs/rictandag/ http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ https://rictandag.wordpress.com/ advocate for: http://www.gk1world.com [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"] http://www.jacintoandlirio.com http://www.civitan.net/diverse http://www.Rags2Riches.ph
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