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Tony Meloto's book on a collection of stories from people who have dreamt, moved and built on his dreams
Someone asked my autograph, when she could've asked the one beside me - Joey Albert
The Builder of Dreams
GK Global Summit
June 19, is Jose Rizal's birthday. This Friday, June 19, I will swear in front of the Canadian flag but will remain to be a Filipino in heart and mind.
We just came from the bastion of education and learning - that is Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts. Over the weekend, those who know had to unlearn and relearn, those who were well-fed were nourished, those who had homes, sacrificed to be far away from them. Close to 600 GK advocates from all over the world assembled in what could be the biggest gathering of modern-day patriots to unveil the time line toward a slum-free Philippines by 2024.
It wasn't coincidental that it was held on June 12. Much more coincidental that our bus was bus number 777, but more like providential that for 3 days all of those who were educated, the well-fed and those who had homes were there to plan for those who need and lack education, those who were hungry and Filipinos who remain to be homeless in their own motherland.
o No More Slums
o GK Youth Build
o Pictures from the GK Boston Summit 2009
Template for a hungry-free Philippines, at least the start of which can be found at Bayan-Anihan.com
Watch these two videos to understand their noble task:
This is a sad reality, but it can be solved.
On June 19, Rizal's birthday will be the start of my life as a Canadian. Canada is my adoptive country, while the Philippines remains my motherland. Both are my homes. What about you?