[Photo above shows the BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT, BROD BERT G. SOMERA, sandwiched by Brod Jonah Salvosa at LEFT and myself at RIGHT taken during the wedding reception of my daughter’s (i.e. Winshayna) nuptial with Vimi Rivera at the ANGELFIELDS NATURE SANCTUARY on May 6, 2017 in Silang, Cavite.]
He’s the current President of the PIOIAA, Inc.1 ,
A much coveted position in our FRAT’s HIERARCHY2;
But it’s virtually reserved for the VALIANT and PASSIONATE,
Must also be INDUSTRIOUS and a virtual CARABAO’s COGNATE3!
He’s been the real RESURRECTOR4 and INSPIRATION,
Of lots of chapters of our FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION;
If not for him — and if not for his loyal CONTRIBUTION,
Much of us would be in sheer HIBERNATION!
As a GEMINI5 person that he is –a PLANNER INDEED,
Fixed towards CONCEPTUALIZATION, that’s his CREED;
That’s why the FRATERNITY is going on STRONG,
He’s people-oriented plans that seem to have started with a GONG6!
As an EARTH MONKEY7 per the ZODIAC CHINESE-STYLE,
He evokes GENUINE CONCERN garnished with his sweet SMILE;
He’s a potential contributor to Philippine SOCIETY…
But FIRST — towards our venerable FRATERNITY!
His CARING ATTITUDE is so CONTAGIOUS,
That’s why perhaps the BRODS have become so DELIRIOUS8;
With the coming NATIONAL CONVENTION in ALBAY9,
To summon cooperation among brods will be EASY AS PIE!
And as he has in fact infected me with his VIRUS10,
Have obeyed his command just like a
brod so DESIROUS;
Wanting to make the NATCON11 a grand SUCCESS,
I pleaded unto a KUMPADRE12, Prexy Bert’s REQUEST!
Thus on this coming THIRD OF JULY we’ll trek to PAL13,
With the end in view of getting something COLOSSAL;
Perhaps a SPONSORSHIP that would be so AWESOME —
Let’s all fervently pray for a result so WHOLESOME!
[Brod Bert Somera is shown here with his gracious wife, LOVELY, in another wedding reception where the couple stood as principal sponsors.]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROD BERT!