Krisis ng daigdig sa pangkabuhayan,
Ngayon ay maraming nasasagasaan;
Mahirap makapiho ang kalalagayan,
at magiging anyo ng kinabukasan?
Pinakahihintay, kusang dumarating…
Banal na panahon ng sigla at aliw;
Matanda at bata ay kapansin-pansing
Sa kilos ay walang puwang ang panimdim!
Ang diwa ng Pasko ay pagmamahalan,
Hibong patawarin ang may kasalanan;
Larawan ng Sanggol sa munting Sabsaban,
Salamin sa nais na katahimikan!
Pasko natin ngayon nawa’y maligaya,
at ang Bagong Taon sana’y maginhawa!
Paquito Rey Pacheco or Kaka as he is fondly called was born in Balagtas (Bigaa), Bulacan. He has a BSc in Accounting and Economics from the Far Eastern University (FEU) with a minor in Political Science. He spent 21 years in Philippine radio broadcasting taking on the roles of news writer, reporter, producer and commentator. He also held the position of PRO for Radio in the Office of the Secretary of Philippine National Defense. He was a Charter Member and Chairman of the Rural Broadcasters Council of the Philippines. As a journalist, he was a reporter for Bagong Buhay newspaper handling the congress beat. In Winnipeg, he was a member of the Good Morning Philippines team for almost 13 years with Emmie Joaquin and Joe Sulit on CKJS Radio 810 AM, serving as the show’s News Director and as a comentator on the Manila Sound afternoon program. Kaka is a Tagalog poet and writer, he now writes a regular column, Pilantik for the Pilipino Express News Magazine