Friday, October 26, 2007

Green Bishop

"DIPOLOG CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Or so the Chinese proverb says.

But for Dipolog Bishop Jose R. Manguiran, 71, "that's obsolete now.” For the Bishop, it should be updated to something like: "Don't just teach him how to fish; teach him how to take care of the seas and the environment."

The Bishop may not be into fishing, but he is very much into farming. He began helping his father in the farm as soon as he learned to walk, and he is still planting up to this day, just a few years shy of retirement.

"Take care of Mother Earth, and she will take care of you," he said. "Mother Earth gives us food, and so we should return the favor, by taking care of her properly."

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