All-Mika as the new Darling of UAAP volleyball-A A +A
Sunday, March 10, 2013
WHEN my mother Salud breathed her last on Wednesday of February 20, 2013, she had left bundles of money, some of which were released through Sta. Ana Multi-Purpose Cooperative or Samulco, as its name recall is a byword among thousands of its members in all their seven branches and service facilities in different parts of Davao City.
The flow of events including the timing of the releases of the money lay bare my mother’s favoritism on me as we got hold of the small bequest right on the day of my birthday last week. She had also left a three-bedroom house and property in Sasa. My elder sister plans to convert a portion of the 1,000 square-meter area into an internet café with provisions for sports recreation like billiards and darts.
No matter how great or small, such act of leaving something for the next generation to enjoy is counted as one of the main models of Godly righteousness. House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD (Proverbs 19:14).
On behalf of the Famador-Sabaldan family, let me also express our sincerest gratitude to sportsman Christopher Lawrence Go and his staff at the VMO and CMO for their love, concern and sympathy during our sad moments and deep needs of sympathy.
So impressed by the services and ready help of Samulco, Sylvia S. Ingraham of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto, had us all five siblings enrolled and open accounts at her expense as new members of the pioneering (Established 1967) cooperative bank in this city.
In gratefulness to the modest act of my mother, I had a favorite volleyball protégé as one of my four beneficiaries of the many helpful benefits and financial salvation offered by the coop for the initial investments of Initial Share Capital Deposit of P500, regular membership deposit of P3,000 and regular membership deposit of P20/month or 240/year and Maintaining Balance to earn interest of P500.
There is also that one beautiful, fluent, clear and concise speaker of the Samulco coop orientation special one-on-one seminar, who sure knows what a fulfilled person looks like judging from her giggle at my refusal of one inexpensive medical offer.
Mika Jabines of Samulco wears a hairstyle similar to that of the new darling of UAAP Volleyball Mika Reyes of DLSU. What a sports column-coincidence. Not only that, her smiles are warm and sincere and her elegant face resembles that of UST's Carmela Tunay.
Mika, the coop expert was showing and reading to me the computer presentation on the list of benefits and was giggling when I told her that there is only one in the list that I no longer need.
After that, every time our eyes meet during the to-and-fro processing of our papers, she would always gives me that quizzical looks plus a naughty smile.
In the lineup of medical benefits kasi and the last one which I pointed to her that I no longer need is listed the word Circumcision. Sa edad ko ba namang ito nakuha mo pang isama ang offer na Circumcision?
Anyway, my sincerest congratulation to three-peat UAAP volleyball champion Coach Ramil de Jesus and the De La Salle Lady Spikers with special mention to the smiley-intense Mika Esperanza, whose quick and startling lateral moves has greatly cause the downfall of the gallant Ateneo Lady Eagles of Alyssa Valdez in the Best of 3 championship.
Our salute to tournament MVP Ara Galang and Co-MVP Abigail Marano and also one of the best and most humble this time, the Finals MVP Michelle Gumabao.
UAAP Beat: We are most thankful to the Lord. (Victonara Galang)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 11, 2013.