[Left photo shows Boss Jim with his trademark tantalizing smile ensconced in his chair at his PAL office. Middle photo shows Boss Jim with the same trademark smile taken during his younger years. Right photo is a group photo taken perhaps in the late 1980s showing JOJI, Boss Jim’s better half, Boss Jim himself, and their only daughter JAYMEE.]
I remember them as a QUARTET,
They were FOUR (4) and were all chosen by BERT 1;
But ONLY TWO (2) of them got brought to my KEN,
One is my brother WILSON 2, the other is the subject of this PEN!
From SGV 3 they were PIRATED,
And all of them were in their early TWENTIES;
But one was prophesied to LEAD,
His professor4 said: “YOU’LL BE MANAGER IN 5 YEARS!”
His name is JAIME J. BAUTISTA,
He’s as strong and cunning like wrestler BATISTA;
But his strength is not of the BRAWN,
He’s strongest when you speak about his MENTAL CROWN 5!
JIM is a true PARAGON of HUMILITY,
He’s so HUMBLE as a PIE; that would be a VERITY —
But his brains work so FANTASTIC,
EL KAPITAN 6 chose him to lead the group’s 7 diversification EPIC!
And BOSS JIM’s terror professor at LETRAN,
Proved to be worth his salt as though it was some PLAN;
For not just prognosticating the managerial ascent of BOSS JIM,
‘Twas because BOSS JIM became PREXY of a FIRM!
Thus in 2004, BOSS JIM became President of PAL 8,
From then on BOSS JIM brought to PAL lots of wherewithal;
Subsequently emerging from some kind of REHAB,
PAL has seemingly risen to become South East Asia’s popular aviation HUB!
And BOSS JIM has made it CLEAR and HIGHLY,
His work principles are CRISP and DILLY;
It’s HONESTY, INTEGRITY and lots of EFFICIENCY,
His virtual mantra unto PERPETUITY!
But what appears to be BOSS JIM’s TALISMAN,
Is actually a WOMAN and not a MAN;
A Caviteña who is named JOJI9,
Boosting BOSS JIM’s trek to his destined APOGEE!
But long ago when BOSS JIM wooed and COURTED,
JOJI’s Dad was fond of a MUSKET10;
And every time BOSS JIM would VISIT,
JOJI’s Dad seems too eager to FIX IT11…
And the greatest mantra that has guided HIM,
His philosophy which has turned in to some MAXIM;
…“The secrets of a successful family is to give and take and to trust each OTHER!” …
Truly, a helpful guide for LOVERS…indeed, for one ANOTHER!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOSS JIM!