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Friday, September 14, 2012

IBANG: My Grandmother

She was a Muslim woman who was literate in Arabic.
She has the knack for the 3-Rs of Arabic as in Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.

One time, when Ernie Garilao and AIM colleagues talked about relatively contentious literacy rate in ARMM- I rebutted what "literacy rate" are they talking about? English?

Well, most Muslim Filipinos are generally equipped with functional and even more than that of Arabic literacy. Oh, yes! This includes my Apuh Ibang. She maintained an accounting book in Arabic. She was a "taraysikul" operator, you know. The number of kith and kine that she significantly helped financially in the form of dole-outs, educational sponsorships, sadaqah and zakat is quite impressive.

Ibang was innately a philanthropist.
Self-made woman. Never did she lose her wit till the end. :D
<3 a="a" allaah.="allaah." br="br" buttressed="buttressed" human="human" kinship="kinship" nbsp="nbsp" of="of" pillar="pillar" servant="servant" ties="ties" true="true" who="who"> That's my IBANG.