WHY THE BOOK OF POETRY BUHAY SA ANGONO (Life in Angono) CAME TO LIFE?
The Author wrote the Book of Poetry, BUHAY SA ANGONO (LIFE IN ANGONO) for his LOVE of ARTS, BEAUTY and CULTURE of his BELOVED BIRTHPLACE, AND SCENIC TOWN OF ANGONO, RIZAL, PHILIPPINES.
Coming home to
his hometown of Angono, Rizal, Philippines on February 10, 1965, after
four (4) years service in the United States Navy he still enjoyed the
beauty of the local and beautiful sceneries of the land of his birth.
There was not much changes in 1965 since his growing up years where
the native fishermen roam the fresh water of the Laguna Lake on the
western side of the town and the children are still using the Bingwit
or the Hook and Line with Bait along the lakeshores and
the riverbanks of the Angono River where we used to take a bath in the
clear and flowing waters coming from the foothills of the Sierra Madre
mountain on the eastern part of the town. The farmers can be seen plowing
and harrowing with the help of the carabaos on the muddy rice fields
around the town and green forests with many fruit trees abound the hills
and mountains on the eastern side of the town proper of Angono, province
of Rizal. But after the 1970s and 1980s whenever the author have the
chance to return and visit his birthplace Mother Natures
Beauty and Old Beautiful Sceneries began to change and the Beauty
of Angono started to disappear and the surrounding ricefields of the
town proper began its transformation to become the new residential areas
due to the population growth and improvements due to the modern civilization.
led him to relive with his pen the memories while growing up thru his
experiences, education, lifes hardships and happiness, ups and
downs, the means of livelihood of his parents, aunts, other relatives,
townmates and forebears who raised their families in different ways
and means mainly by fishing in the fresh water of Laguna Lake and farming
the vast ricefields around the scenic and beloved town of Angono, province
of Rizal, Philippines.
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