Glicerio P. Lucrecia is a 4th triennials awardee for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for EXEMPLARY INDIVIDUAL last 2008. He was awarded through his efforts in his organization: Lapuyan Multi-Purpose Cooperative Pob., Lapuyan, Zamboanga del sur.
|Sir Nono engaging the youth --with my friend Lady Vernie|
He did everything, from setting up the coop, finding loans or fund sources, to training the staff, advising how to manage money, how to run the institution while engaging stakeholders and other institution externally is truly no ordinary feat.
Perhaps, this proves the capacity that each and everyone of us has. Just imagine if we activate that into a people power which is in the ability of the Filipinos to work together for the common good. Government and citizens must work side by side to genuinely pursue change and development. They must be each other’s partner in nation building
You may get knocked down, but all you can do is get back up. You may be surrounded with discouragement, but you can’t give up.
All it takes is one person really; Sir Nono's story is a simple fact and inspiration. One tree can start a forest. One smile begins a friendship. One star can guide a ship at sea. One vote can change a nation. One act can save a life. One step must start each journey. One word must start each prayer. One hope will raise our spirits. One touch can show one cares. One's presence can overcome fear. One can make a difference. That one moment is all it takes. So don't get tired of doing what is right and true, even if you're alone. Don't let your voice of hope and optimism get drowned by the grumbling of others.
You see, its up to YOU! You maybe just one, but you can be ONE BIG BLESSING to others!