ARALPINOY.ORG INC (Aral Pinoy) is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 11, 2010 with Company Registration Number: CN201012580 and Company Tax Identification Number: 007–842-097
Little did I know and realize that a 2006 final paper requirement in my doctoral study has given birth to Aral Pinoy advocacy in 2009, eventually has evolved and found its meaning, purpose and articulation in my 2011 dissertation.
By trying to embrace and practice an ethical pedagogy on how to be just and live in life-sustaining and life-giving relationships, eventually series of Aral Pinoy’s programs, projects and activities have been done.
Aral Pinoy simply means a Filipino (Pinoy) Pedagogy (Aral), which is basically a tangible manifestation of my humble initiative to create ethical-pedagogical bridge in concrete action for purposes of values re-orientation or formation program for sustainable living based on the principle of “Anumang nakapag-uugnay ay nakakapagpaluwag” as an alternative, truly Filipino ethical-pedagogical frame.
The Filipino value nakakaluwag is a distinctive cultural feature and a unique contribution to the global ethic [universal value] for sustainable living, and I have drawn upon our Filipino cultural resource a hermeneutical insight: “Anumang nakapag-uugnay ay nakakapagpaluwag” a Filipino ethical-pedagogy in view of Four-fold Holistic Relationality and at the same time as an integration (principle) that serves as a common ground for sustainable living.
There is a demand upon us to be a person of (1) God, for (2) others and for (3) creation and there is a call to sacrifice (4) ourselves on their behalf, to put aside selfishness and be committed for the cause of what will truly bring more ease in their lives (nakakaluwag) because in the final analysis and reflection: “anumang nakapag-uugnay sa (1) Diyos, sa (2) kapwa, sa (3) sarili at sa (4) kalikasan ay nakakapagpaluwag” (relationships with God, others, oneself and nature make for a life of ease.) In other words, “anumang nakapag-uugnay ay nakakapagpaluwag” (relationships make for a life of ease).
To express and concretize the Filipino value nakakaluwag is to share a helping hand (makipag-ugnay) and ease the life of others (kaluwagan).
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Maraming maraming salamat po! (Thank you very very much!)