This is a heart-breaking story, but does drive a point that it can better to live in the province than to go for the big dream in the city.
San nag-sideline ako sa mga saro na eskwelahan sa Sorsogon, ginhaput ko an mga estudyante kung pira sa inda an batit san parauma. Almost a third of the class raised their hands. Ginahput ko sinda nano kay Information Technology an gusto ninda matapos na kurso – kay damu kuno an gin kikita.
I told them that how lucky they are to be family of farmers – not all are successful in the IT field. Heck, it’s like the elusive American dream that everyone tries to go for. San ginsabi ko idto, an mga bayhun san mga estudyante bagan dili makapaniwala. Siguro, gin isip ninda na buang buang lang ako.
Rappler’s story is not new. In my opinion, we need agriculture more than ever considering the fact that the area of agricultural land is decreasing due to increasing population. Furthermore, farmer tend to flock to the city for a better life – pati an mga parauma, nauubos man.
I fully understand that it’s not as simple as that, nonetheless, I still hope that our farmers realize that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.