Uhaw sa Katapatan at Kagandahang-loob

I checked my blog statistics and noticed an increased amount of visitors led by google to my site while searching for “Mga Pilipinong nakagawa ng kabutihan sa kapwa”,  “Mga Pilipinong nagsauli ng pera o gamit”, “Larawan ng kagandahang ugali ng mga Pilipino”, or “Mga tapat na tao sa Pilipinas”. You will remember, karikna, that I wrote something about the topic last October: PITAKA NG PAG-ASA: Isang pagpupugay kay Leoncio Pagtama at sa lahat ng tulad niya.

Amid the televised senate hearings on corruption in government and abuse of power that feed our national consciousness today,  Filipinos seem to search for a ray of hope for this benighted land by looking for individuals who chose virtue over greed even in times of great personal need.

Matapat na Ilokano now has a name in Leoncio Pagtama.

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27 responses to “Uhaw sa Katapatan at Kagandahang-loob

  1. congratulations mr leoncio pagtama.. thank you..!
    you make us proud to be ilocano…
    sana madami pang leoncio pagtama ang maipanganak sa mundo..

  2. “Honesty is the best policy” Kahit dumarnas man tayo sa malawakang krisis, we must go with the flow. Ika nga nila, samahan lang ng sipag at tiyaga pasasaan ba’t mairaraos din. Maraming mapagsamatala, pero mas marami pa rin ang may magagandang kalooban na handang tulungan ang sarili at sa kanyang kapwa.

  3. diana jean

    Tapat nga ang mamamayang tao sa Pilipinas, but the government stealing the money of the people. Paano tayo aangat kung gov’t naman ang nagpapababa sa atin (matamaan ang matamaan). Philippines had it all. the resources, the human labor and hindi rin tayopahuhuli sa technology pero di parin tayo umaangat. despite of the crisis may mga tao paring mabubuti ang kalooban. I’m proud that one of the honest person was the Ilocanos. Mahirap man ang buhay di parin siya nasilaw sa pera. that’s what the ilocanos are.

  4. haydee

    Salamt naman at may mga tao pang katulad ni Leoncio Pagtama=). Sa hirap ba naman ng buhay ngayon, lahat na yata ng paraan na meron sa mundong ito, susunggaban na ng tao para lang mabuhay. Mabubusog ka nga naman kung makakakain ka 3 beses ising araw kahit saan pa galing ang perang pambili, anumang uri ng kabuhayan meron ka. Panu naman ang konsensya natin? Maaatim ba natin na gumawa ng masama sa kapwa para lang sa pansariling benepisyo?

    Saludo ako sa mga tulad ni Leoncio, sana marami pa ang tumulad sa’yo.

    May you give faith and hope to millions of Filipinos in the world! That amidst the problems we encounter everyday, we should always bear with us the values of integrity and responsibility in everything we do. These are the values worth to be proud of..Tatak PINOY!!=)

  5. diana jean

    sa dami ng mga graduates sa nursing saan sila magtratrabaho? most of the nursing graduate ay umalis na or nagtrabaho sa ibang bansa. Dahil sa laki ng demand noon ng nursing sa ibang bansa of of the parents want their children to take up nursing, di nila inisip na marami na ang mga nursing graduates na walang abaho. dahil nga naman sa kahirapan kahit hindi linya ng anak ang panunurse wala silang magagawa sapagkat magulang ang nagpapaaral sa kanila. paano na ang freedom ng mga student to chose what course ang gusto nila,

  6. diana jean

    ……..kahit financial crisis ngayon may mga tao paring gumagawa ngmga mabuti……… mamamayan gumagawa ng ikakabuti nila pero gov’t kaya? ginagastos lang nila ang pera ng mga tao…..
    proud to be ilocanos, napatunayan niya na hindi siya nasilaw sa pera……

  7. jeffrey

    all people has honesty w/in them, the only thing is, you are tempted to lie and yielding to it. if people will have enough discipline towards life, believe, the world will not suffer these much. sad to say that in our present times, we seldom see those people like Leonceo Pagtama(honest), this fact only picture us that the world is getting worst and it will get worstier.

  8. jamaica kay

    Wisdom has been attached to a person like Mr. Leoncio. A reward cannot measure the goodness of someone’s heart, he’ll always be remembered simply on how good he is.

  9. edelyn jane soriano

    i am ptroud that despite of financial crisis that we are suffering today, we must be thankful that there are still persons that were born to be good..marapat lamang na bigyan sila ng acknowledgment.the rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. kawawa naman ang mga mahihirap. mga mayayaman nga (most especially politicaians) nagpapakasarap sa buhay na ang nilulustay hindi pinagpaguran…meron pa kaya silang konsensya?

  10. emie ballesteros

    I’m really surprise to know that there are still peoples who exist now a days like Mr. Leoncio. I just hope that peoples in the government will have the attitude that Mr. Leoncio has. I’m proud of you. It only shows that despite of the financial crisis, Filipinos still possess the value of honesty. GO PINOY. Itaguyod niyo lahi natin… Ipakita natin sa buong mundo kung sino talaga tayo.

  11. tita lita

    i went grADE school with a virginia pagtama OMG THAT WAS 60 YEARS AGO i can’t believe i still remember it.

  12. tita lita

    speaking of kagandahang loob july 5 was my sister baby’s birthday.her son ,daughter and one of their cousins and a male and female friends of theirs who live in marikina celebrated her birthday with something that they had been doing on anyone of their birthdays .they cooked 5 kilos of spaghetti and brought it to the boys town and fed the kids there .they said it was so fulfilling to see the kids enjoyed the spaghetti drinks and cakes .i commended them and i was so touched when they said” tita we learned these all to us.you helped us in so many different ways so we decided to give back.”…..it was not only the food that the kids enjoyed that day but the attention and caring that they have received even just for a couple of hours that day..and i know they will be back and make it a tradition..

    • Herdy La. Yumul

      When we do charity, we are really doing ourselves more good. They helped the kids, that’s great, but the kids helped them more.

  13. tita lita

    i am just glad that i impart in them some good thoughts.these kids are in their 20’s

  14. tita lita

    i was post analyzing what you wrote. i would like to let you know that these kids are in their early 20’s and they did it on their own initiative and own money i know and they know that the kids helped them more they said”judging on the eyes of these kids knowing that they are happy we were satisfied and content “…..they need encouragement so they will continue to do it. i do not need sugar coated comments but could you be more enthusiastic and encouraging? thank you and good day!!!!!

  15. tita lita

    what do you think of the masteral in u.p. for early childhood development?how do you rate it ? one of my nieces is accepted .hopefully she will graduate in time for my sister’s day care center in washington d.c.

  16. tita lita

    need i ask?i know you will say that.you are a UP faithful.

  17. tita lita

    herdy….you are always calm and collected.i admire your style….meanwhile i have a temper .i fly off the handle and say those mean things that i know are not true sometimes and be sorry later. i am not as bad now though..i have to learn how you do it.

  18. tita lita

    i have yet to learn how you do it.i might still be able to do it when i hang around with you for a couple of month when i come home..you are a very disciplined young man..

  19. gabi

    makapulot kalng ng briefcase na naglalaman nga 1 million php at maibalik sa presinto magkakareward kana…..

    maraming napapanood sa telebisyon na ganun ang scenario. kayat maging honest kau sa mga kapwa Pilipino. Kahit din sa pagmamahal

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