Working Hard

We happen to pass by this place in IRRI Los Banos, Laguna when I requested for a copy of my transcript of records and my certificate from UPOU. Yay! Soon, I’ll receive my certificate after more than 3 years of waiting. 
 
The scene reminds us of hard work. Planting rice is no joke. Being exposed to sun the whole day, your feet soaked in muddy water and your back breaking posture while planting, it’s definitely hard work. An ordinary farmer who plants rice is paid lower than the prevailing minimum wage. (That’s what I know). So sad to think that one can’t even buy a sunblock with that wage. But what can a farmer do? 
 
    “All hard work brings a profit, 

   but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23

 
May the Lord bless our land and our farmers.