Blood And Sweat For The Golden Grain.

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First of all I want to say thank you to all kinds of farmers out there around the world. A salute to all of you our living heroes that is contiously sacrificing their blood and sweat in order to grow and harvest a grain of rice. Aren't you wondering how rice was made? Are you grateful to their efforts and sacrifices upto this day. There are no words that can explain how lucky I am to have a parent who's a farmer. My father and lolo are farmers and I'm proud of them.

Farmers, one word and composed of seven letters but I can think of so many good deeds they did for the society and for their family. They put so much effort in their crops in order for them to harvest many. They wake up early in the morning just to get in the fields and prepare the land for planting. Waking up early is included on their daily routine and staying up all day under the burning sun in take caring their crops. But despite all of these things that they do, some people out there still have the guts to disrespect and devalue them. Some of them are their own family and that's the saddest part of it.

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There are so many good memories being in the farm planting some seedlings just like rice. My mind has been opened to rice farming at early age and experienced the same tiredness felt by farmers when they do their things. I also enjoyed riding at the back of the most industrious friend of a farmer. Her/his skin color is black, it's body is very large suited for difficult jobs and I'm amazed by it's endurance of heat coming from the sun just like his/her partner. This busy buddy can be your greatest partner in farming if you take care of him/her properly.

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Do you still remember this big guy? Do you still remember who is our national animal here in the Philippines? Tell me you still remember this buddy or else it will make him/her sad. This buddy made my childhood awesome and memorable. I still remember the times when I got to be with this guy in grasslands shepherding him. There are times that I even slept under a Ipil-Ipil tree waiting for him to finish eating those green healthy grass.

I got the chance to be with him in the river waiting for him to finish bathing and getting cooled down. I had fun riding a paragos/pasagad/patuki(in ilocano) together with my cousins when we were still kids. This one is being pulled by this buddy when the harvest season comes loaded with sacks of rice or the one used in fiestas in our barrio, transformed into a colorful ride just like the jeepneys here in our country.

Ofcourse I haven't missed the chance to drive it haha and guess what the big guy was not comfortable with me holding his rope as the handle so he went crazy haha running freely in the fields while us riding in it's pasagad.

This big guy here is called Carabao or Nwang in Ilokano and Kalabaw in tagalog. In your place what do you call it, drop it in the comment section.

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This big guy and his partner were together in life no matter what the season . Rain or shine they are working hard in the fields in order to grow golden grain. It's a golden grain but has no worth at all compared to gold. You can't eat gold anyway. It seems these golden grains will lost it's value as the world improves into a industrial one.

I'm just thinking that what if every single rice fields out there will be erected with tall buildings and other infrastructures, will humans can survive? Here in our town I saw many rice fields being planted with huge buildings, comercial ones and subdivisions. In our barangay a subdivision is ongoing on it's construction, if I'm not mistaken the rice field alloted to it was close to 2 hectares. How many sacks of rice would be harvested in that vast space, it's about 200 sacks of rice. With this kind of situation here in our country there will be time that we will experience shortage of rice and we buy from other countries which I see it as no good.

Farmers had given all of their blood and time in growing rice for the country and ofcourse for their needs. I'm just hoping that one day , the voice of farmers will be heard by many and especially those who are in power because I can see that they are less important in their eyes but they are forgetting that they are the one feeding the country with their crops. Some people out there doesn't even care about these heroes who are not yet recognized by many.

Day by day rice prize are slowly losing it's value, ranging from 12 to 18 pesos per kilo when fresh but when they sell it at the market, it's already 25 to 40 pesos per kilo. A huge profit right. Farmers are being left behind and it's just a sad thing. Are you sad for their situation? Can you stand with them in fighting for their worth in the society. Those are the questions I wanted to know especially that there are so many Filipino youths here. I hope you don't mind sharing your opinions regarding our farmers.

That ends my article for today and thank you for reading this far. I hope that with this kind of article you will remember them and all their sacrifices. See you in my next article. My whole body is hurting because we worked at the field yesterday that's why I'm not that active here. Especially my legs and balakang. Is this the sign of aging lol.haha.

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Laking pamilya ako na nagwowork sa bukid. Halos lahat ng members ng family namin, mga tito at tita ko laking farmer sila. Napag aral din at tapos ng mga grandparents namin yung 5 nilang anak sa college dahil sa farming ni Lolo. At may mga pagkain din kami sa pang araw araw mapa kanin man o gulay kapag walang wala kami. Sa murang edad, naranasan ko din magkiraep alam mo naman na yan. HAHAHAH nakiki sweldo pa ako para may pangbaon lang sa skwela kaya randam ko yung sakit at kirot kapag konti lang kinikita nila sa pagtatanim ng palay. 🀧 kahit si Lolo na umulan man o umaraw eh sige padin para lang may makain at may maibenta.

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2 years ago

Ay kasta man ti balasang 😊gasem that. cool. Wen man narigat ana ti makiraep..napadasak man pay ti nakigapas hehe. Ang sarap lang sa pakiramdam ng isang magsasaka na mapagtapos yung mga anak nila sa pag aaral.😊

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2 years ago

Hahaha kayat ko met gamin mapadasan ngem tatta hanak maka kasta taga bilad nalang ako sa plaza kasama ko si lola tsaka bantay agabog manok HAHAHA

Isupay man ngem manipod di naka graduate da madi da met nakatulong ken da lolak adjay laeng engr. Ken ajay aratjay abroad. Lol

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2 years ago

Yun lang πŸ˜…. Parang nabalewala ung mga sakripisyo ng mga magulang nila dahil sa ganon ang nangyari.. Pati siyak .palsiitak pay ah nukwa jay manok lalo jay pato nagtuling da hahaha.

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2 years ago

Salute talaga sa mga Farmers na kahit tinataga na sila nong mga buyer na wagas sa baba ang presyuhan ee tuloy pa rin ang kayod. Sana naman maibigah na u g nararapat para naman di lugonsa pagod. Galamoyon maghapon silanh nakayuko tapos hayssss πŸ€•

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2 years ago

Kahit tinataga napo sila eeh kailangan nilang saluhin para may pang araw-araw na pangangailangan.

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2 years ago

The worst is when I see that the farmer does not get a fair price even after cultivating the crop with difficulty . They work hard to grow crops but we rob them of their benefits without considering their benefits. That's not right at all

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2 years ago

It's not right in reality but in the eyes of many it's just normal ..they can't see the root of the problem.. A problem they don't want to see for real.

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2 years ago

Salute to all farmers! I hope they get what they deserve out of their labor. πŸ™

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2 years ago

Yes ..my friend..I hope so.waiting for the day na hindi nangangamba mga farmers na ibenta mga ani nila sa hindi makatarungang presyo

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2 years ago

Salute to all the farmers out there. Grabe sakripisyo nila.

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2 years ago

Oo nga po sana hindi maisawalang bahala..ang kanilang mga sakripisyo.

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2 years ago

I have so much respect towards the farmers. They even deserved so much more. Minsan mas yumayaman mga merchants than farmers. Mura ang bili ng bigas sa kanila, tapos mahal ang tinda.

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2 years ago

Oo nga po ..ganun palagi ang kalakaran sa merkado na sinasawalang bahala ng karamihan..12 to 18 lang ang bili nila tas pag naging bigas na ang presyo pumapalo sa 28 to 40 pesos per kilo.

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2 years ago

Oo nga. Anlaki ng kita nila. Mga farmers pa rin talaga kawawa.

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2 years ago

Farmers are the backbone of country's economy. They have my respect ❀️

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2 years ago

You're right about that sir. If they weren't for them a whole country will suffer from food shortage and hunger.

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2 years ago

Im so proud of them i just hope their efforts are also appreciated and compensated by the government specially their produce not to be wasted

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2 years ago

I hope so po and can't wait the time na magbubunyin din mga magsasaka na napansin sila ng gobyerno...tungkol sa presyo ng kanilang mga ani.

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2 years ago

I have serious respect for the farmers, my friends father is a farmer so he tells us some stories on farming and how he got to the position where he is now. What he goes through each day is something I haven't really seen before.

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2 years ago

It's a worth story if a farmer became successful despite the challenges of life. Thank you for having a respect for them..😊

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2 years ago

Hanggang ngayon sa palayan parin nag tatrabaho tatay ko siguro kahit hindi siya naging mabuting ama proud parin ako kasi hindi biro ang pagtatrabaho niya sa palayan.

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2 years ago

Yes po hindi talaga biro ang magtrabaho sa bukid. Sasakit buong katawan mo pag hindi ka sanay .

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2 years ago

Farmers is one of the real heroes. They are one of the reason why we have a food to eat because of their hardworks. Salute to all the farmers out there!❀️

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2 years ago

Living heroes upto this day ..buti nalang meron sila upang may makain tayo.

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2 years ago

Yes Jher. At yan ang totoo. Saludo tayo sa lahat ng magsasaka!❀️

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2 years ago

Nakakalungkot lang isipin na kung sino pa yung grabi ang dugo't pawis ang nilaan, sila pa yung hindi masyadong na rerecognize ng ibang tao. Tas sobrang mura lang ng mga palay na mabebenta nila 🀧

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2 years ago

Oo nga po .Sobrang lugi nila kung ibebenta na nila mga palay na inani nila.. tas sinasamantala naman ng mga buyer.

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2 years ago

Before when I was in the province I used to complain about waking u early to preapare to go to the farm. My grandpa wants us to help to plant crops. I said I wish I could go back to the city so that I will never do this anymore. Now that I'm here in the city I miss our farm because anything there is free. Unlike here, leafy vegetables are expensive.

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2 years ago

Yeah ..it seems that anything has prize when your in a city hehe. In the province , you get it for free and it's also fresh and safe.

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2 years ago

Proud agriculturist here hehe.. I once a farmer and always be a farmer. Mabuhay ang mga magsasaka 🀩

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2 years ago

Ayun..kita konga po ung article mopo hehe..nagpapatubo kaparin po bg mushrooms till now po.

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2 years ago

I have farmer relatives and I do respect their hard work. Hats off to all farmers out there.

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2 years ago

a salute to them .😊.. Nakalugan kamit po ti pattuki idi ubing kapo?hehe.

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2 years ago

Our lolo was a farmer before as well as a fisherman. He was wealthy back then, but sadly right now farmers are not compensated well for feeding the while nation. I hope this changes in the future.

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2 years ago

They've been waiting so long for that changes ..and some of the veteran farmers are already with the land they used to plow before.

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2 years ago

What a wholesome post and those pictures are amazing. I have a lot of repsect towards farmers too, those are the only few people who get so less for so much of what they do. They need to be paid more

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2 years ago

Thank you for having a lot of respect to them. 😊Yes they are one that needs a lot of attention but it seems that they are just a small stone in a nation

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2 years ago

My father is a farmer too and as a kid I use to accompany him when he would bring the carabaos to the grassland.

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2 years ago

Diba enjoy po hehe.pero nakakatakot lang kasi ung kalabaw baka suwagib ako haha

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2 years ago

Hahaha mag ingat ka na lang!

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2 years ago

Planting seeds are not an easy task. I salute to all farmers who keeps on providing us food to eat. I agree with you that people neglecting them specially those people who have a power and position, all they want is to earn. Replacing rice fields by huge buidings brings no good not just to the farmers but also to us. Their hardwork should recognize by many.

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2 years ago

Hoping that one day po. Those greedy humans are after those huge profit they get in their subdivisions and many more.

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2 years ago

True. This has been the situation of the farmers wherein their labor doesn't equate the price. They are the ones who exerted much work in planting and all but then the pay is not satisfying. I hope the government can address this.

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2 years ago

I hope so po. kasi katagal na niyang proble eh ilang administrasyon na ang nakalipaa... parang puwing lang sila..di sila pinapansin.

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2 years ago

Ay totoo. Matagal na talaga yan ewan ko ba ano pa hinihintay nila para umaksyon

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2 years ago

Thank you for sharing your experiences in the field and with your family. Take care so you can continue writing these wonderful stories.

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2 years ago

Yes I will😊 Thank you for reading and stopping by.

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2 years ago