Sunday, 24 February 2013

Atty. Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr.

I truly admired Atty. Teodoro "Teddy boy" Locsin, Jr. as a person and in his many magnificent legendary work in his profession as a respected, dedicated lawyer, in media and in the Philippine Government. As a Politician, I admired his dignified position in the government as well as his decency.

Atty. Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr.

One thing I truly and honestly recognized about him aside from being awesome and pleasantly looking was his cool voice. His voice delivers all his views truly clear and cool to understand, perhaps because I love the way he delivers his speech, it's sounds always pleasant for anyone's ears to hear. "Parang kahit di mo masyado nauunawaan ang laws ay maiintidihan mo talaga ang point ng sinasabi nya kasi may tonong kakaiba na parang maing-ganyo ka makinig talaga."

His parents are Teodoro M. Locsin, Sr. and Rosario Lopez. They were three boy's Enrique, Teddy Boy and Ramon. He was born in Manila on November 15, 1948, has a Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo and a Master of Laws from Harvard. He was editorial writer for the Philippines Free Press from 1967 until the imposition of martial law in 1972. He worked at the ACCRA LAW from 1977 to 1982 and was executive secretary of Enrique Zobel, the chairman of the boards of Ayala Corporation and Bank of the Philippine Islands. He was publisher and editorial writer of two of the country’s most respected newspapers, the Daily globe and TODAY

He was President Corazon Aquino’s minister of information, and presidential legal counsel and speechwriter. He was also speechwriter of presidents Joseph Estrada’s and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s state of the nation addresses. 

He has lectured in various schools including the US National Defense College. He hosted a public affairs program for five years at ABS-CBN and has served as director of San Miguel Corporation, the Philippine long Distance Co. and The Medical City. 

He served as Congressman for the 1st district of Makati from 2001 to 2010. He is the principal author of major tax, banking, citizenship, suffrage and citizen legislation, such as the Anti-Money Laundering, EVAT, SPAV, Securitization, Dual Citizenship, Overseas Voting, Electronic Election, and the House version of the Anti-Terrorism acts; as well as the only one in the entire Congress to speak up against the Fertilizer Scam.

His father was the prominent newspaperman and publisher. Teodoro Locsin, Sr. lived to be one of the most patriotic persons of our times. He was from the Ateneo de Manila, the school that produced such patriots as Francisco "Soc" Rodrigo and Raul Manglapus.

Locsin, Sr. as a publisher and editor was the most respected and admired by his peers. From the start, he was associated with only one magazine, the Philippines Free Press. In his lifetime, the Free Press underwent two major crises. First was when it was closed by the Japanese military authorities. Locsin Sr. promptly took a battle back to Negros and joined the guerrillas. He was awarded two Philippine Legion of Honor decorations for valor for his role in the guerrillas during the occupation. He has also written one of the finest accounts of the Japanese occupation in a story called The Heart of the Enemy.

The second crisis came when President Marcos declared martial law. Locsin Sr. was incarcerated in Camp Crame along with Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Eugenio Lopez, Jr. This despite the fact that President Marcos honored Locsin with the Presidential Golden Plow Award for Land Reform in 1968. Then, Marcos' citation said that Locsin's Free Press editorials were democratic and libertarian. Locsin never wavered in his stand. Like Ninoy and Geny Lopez, he stood pat on what he had written and openly expressed what he thought of the martial law regime.

Teodoro Locsin, Sr. dies on January 21, 2000 at 8:30 P.M. He was buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani, given all the honors and tributes that Ferdinand Marcos would’ve paid several millions for, as one writer at the time observed.

When Senior Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing retired from the Supreme Court on November 5, 2009, Locsin, Jr. was among the candidates nominated by the Judicial and Bar Council as a potential replacement.

He currently does the editorial segment titled "Teditorial" for ANC's nightly newscast, The World Tonight.

My Favorite Atty. Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr 
at Justice Ricardo Puno Sr. and auntie Priscilla V. Puno Birthday

Atty. Teodoro Locsin, Jr and Engr. Antonio Albar
at Justice Ricardo Puno Sr. and auntie Priscilla V. Puno Birthday

Atty. Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. with spouses Tony and Sol Albar
at Justice Ricardo Puno Sr. and auntie Priscilla V. Puno Birthday

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By: Sol Albar ©

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wonderful Kris Aquino, Glimpse of 1983

This is my little personal story of remembering "Ninoy & Cory" in a lighter side of the story and events way back 1983, and a little glimpse of young Kris Aquino when she was only 12 years old, "Napaka-gandang bata, makinis ang balat at sa napaka musmos na edad ay may wagas na mga simpleng ngiti para sa lahat at alam mong smart na bata sa kanyang pakikitungo sa tao, mapupuna mong simpleng naglalaro ng lakad lakad lng at hawak ang kanyang cap na akala ko ng una ay fans siguro sya ni John Ford Coley na mahilig sa cap na may letter "B"." (Smile and Wink!)

At distance, kung pagmamasdan mong sama-sama sila ng kanyang buong pamilya naka upo palibot sa puntod ni Ninoy at nakikipag usap kahit di personal na kakilala ay masasabi mo sa isip mong kawawa naman sila na bakit kailangan mawala ang dakilang si Ninoy sa ganito kabuting pamilya, maluluha ka talaga.

Batang-bata pa ang lahat lalong lalo na si Kris tunay na magu-gustuhan mo rin sya talaga. Animo'y parang si Ninoy na babae sya. kapag nag request ka sa kanya na magpa picture wala ka naman madidinig na ayaw nya, ramdam mo na para sa tao sya talaga di sumisimangot kundi nagpo-pose na sya agad, matutuwa ka at kahit di ka nya kilala ay naka smile sya.

12 years old Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino "Kris"
At the Manila Memorial Park Sucat, Paranaque. 
She's wearing light blue T-shirt and light pink shorts and
holding her dark blue cap with "B".
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

Little Trivia About Ninoy:
The EDSA PEOPLE'S POWER REVOLUTION is February 25, 1986. This is the day that I fully understood why Ninoy Aquino was destined to give his life to his countrymen and became an instrument for the Filipino people to a peaceful revolution and free our country from dictatorship and get back the freedom of democracy through his wife Corazon Aquino who became the 11th Philippine President and took her office on February 25, 1986 to June 2, 1982, the mother of Philippine democracy.


Senator Ninoy Aquino, Jr arrival in Manila 1983
YouTube Video

I was 16 years old then and in my 2nd year college at the University of Santo Tomas when this tragic event happened. The most significant event of my time and in the Philippine history. I can still remember the many untold stories of those times. 

The lighter moment of my youth was when we took our noon break time in school and together with my classmates and friends we went and lined up to see the lying bloody body of Senator Ninoy Aquino at Santo Domingo Church. I can still vividly remember how terribly painful for his wife and family to remember him in his bloody white suit.

Kris Aquino with me and my family
At the Manila Memorial Park Sucat, Paranaque
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

Another picture is my family and my self together with Kris. My family are all sincere supporters of the Aquino's. Every Sunday were visiting our Father at Manila Memorial Park and right after we're also visiting Ninoy's tomb. "Masaya kaming maka daan sa puntod nya. Siguro nga dahil naniniwala ang aking pamilya na ito ang posibleng maging simula at daan sa malaking nararapat na pagbabago sa aming bansang sinilangan. Kapag madidinig mo ang song na "Ibon man ay may layang lumipad" naku talaga naman kikilabutan ka sa kung anong dahilan na di mo rin lubusang maunawaan."

It's always a festive atmosphere sa puntod ni Ninoy. Kung iisipin mo akala mo baka simpleng rally pero talagang madaming supporters at siguro dahil madami ang nag titinda ng mga souvenirs ay maiisip mo na parang may blessings ngang dala ng holy spirit dito at may gustong ipaunawa sa tao na sa lahat ng bawat tao na may kanya kanyang kwento sa panahong ito lamang mauunawaan.

Kris, 12 years old and Sol, 16 years old
Photo Ops at Manila Memorial Park, Sucat, Paranaque
(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

(Photo by Sol Albar for Princess Sol Diaries)

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Great Fun at Alabang Ayala Town Center

Valentines Day is all about reliving that one magical day of our life. The day we fell in love.

Love is indeed in the air. Today, we truly enjoyed the magical moment in Town Plaza and Corte. The Valentine's Helicopter Dropped Rose Petals from the sky! 

Snap-Shot!

The Rose Petal!

Rose Petals  are all over the  garden of Town Plaza and Corte!

The Magical Moment!
Experiencing the magic of love all over again.

Valentines Day is all about reliving that one magical day
of our life. The day we fell in love.

Children are picking-up the Rose petals
and throwing it again like  it was coming again from the sky.




This wonderful moment makes a lot of difference. Wink! 
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By: Sol Albar ©

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The 60th Wedding Anniversary

The Inspiring Love Story of
 Justice Ricardo Puno Sr. and Priscilla Puno 
The true Love Story to last a lifetime!

April 14, 1945









Thank you for your kind presence at our our modest
celebration of sixty (60) years of love and commitment,
and of enduring family together. We shall continue to
appreciate, cherish and treasure uour valuable friendship
and will always rememeber you in our prayers.
~ Dick and Cheling Puno and Family ~

60th Wedding Anniversary!

Renewal of vows!

Paul Villanueva, Jovianne Cruz, Sol Albar, Eggy Cruz

Ched Villanueva, Paul Villanueva, Jiovanne Cruz,
Tony Albar, Eggy Cruz

Our Invitation

Tony Albar

Sol Albar 



Monday, 11 February 2013

2013 Year of the Water Snake

Kung Hei Fat Choi

February 10, 2013,  Year of the water snake!

According to Chinese Astrologers, this 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve. 

2013 is the Year of the Water Snake

SM Southmall Celebrates Year of the Water Snake!

Chinese Traditional Food  Tikoy, Hopia, Ampao
and lucky gold charms.

Money Tree for Prosperity.
Ampao its a symbol of  abundance and money!

I noticed the Gold Lucky Coins.

Very Big Lucy Coins!

Cute Big Gold coins.

It's not heavy at all. Big Smile! 

The Gold Bar!

A lot of Gold bars!