[Photo shows the best of friends within the UP PI OMICRON FRATERNITY: Brod George Bacuta, at left; and Brod Rene Alhambra, at right. Brods George and Rene were high school classmates at the MARY HEIGHTS at CICM, Baguio City. As CICM and Saint Louis High School were both run by the same congregation of priests; those Mary Heights High School students including Brods George and Rene would troop to the Saint Louis school grounds to avail of the Latin classes at the Saint Louis High School. Brod George evcentually became a topnotch geologist in the US; while Brod Rene, in the very words of Brod George is: “…his Honorable Executive Judge Rene Alhambra …. the Judge of all Philippine RTC judges — “ ]
He started as a UP Baguio fraternity BROTHER1,
Could have been better if he began in Diliman, if I had my DRUTHER2;
For he indeed is so JOLLY– with a deft SENSE of HUMOR,
Surely, his company could have added JOY and RAPTURE!
Learned he was an a ex-SEMINARIAN,
Truly, the impression is that he could be VICTORIAN3;
But BROD RENE is not that PRUDISH,
He could in fact be a ladies’ man, but that’s just “TSISMIS4”
The SEMINARY which he attended,
Was the CICM Seminary, it’s quite WIDESPREAD;
It’s run by a ROMAN CATHOLIC congregation—
With headquarters in far BELGIUM!
Perhaps by reason of his MONASTIC SCHOOLING,
He has become a PERFECTIONIST, not much of DROOLING;5
But it’s his HOROSCOPE as an AQUARIAN,
He’s so CREATIVE, a LIBERTARIAN…
And as a MAGISTRATE in the Philippine CAPITAL,
He is number ONE being the top JUDICIAL;
As the EXECUTIVE JUDGE, he’s full of MIGHT,
But rest assured he’s always on the RIGHT!
And I am much proud of him as my “KA-BROD”,
For his SENSE OF HUMOR is truly not BAD;
He sometimes would somewhat go OVERBOARD,
But his REPARTEES are truly TOP of the HOARD!
I hope and pray that soon and NEAR,
He’ll ascend unto the MAGISTERIAL ladder;
And then perhaps, within this ERA…
He’ll carve a niche in PADRE FAURA!!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BROD!!!!
[Legend: 1 – Brod Rene Alhambra became a member of the UP BAGUIO PI OMICRON Fraternity during his pre-law studies. We became contemporaries at the UP College of Law where he enrolled in the MORNING section, while I enrolled in the EVENING section. His first job after Law School was at the OMBUDSMAN. Thereafter, during the incumbency of Pres. FVR, Brod Rene was appointed as RTC Judge in San Jose; Nueva Ecija; thence re-assigned to RTC Manila. In recognition of his exemplar service as a magistrate, he was adjudged as MOST OUSTANDING RTC JUDGE of Manila in 2016 by Mayor Joseph Estrada. Brod Rene is the incumbent Executive Judge of RTC Manila.
2 – DRUTHER means PREFERENCE.
3 – VICTORIAN means PRUDISH.
4 – TSISMIS is Tagalog slang for RUMOR.
5 – DROOLING is used here in this BLOG to denote DESIRE. Indeed, Brod Rene’s being a PERFECTIONIST is not much of a DESIRE, but by reason of his being an a AQUARIAN and guided too by the Chinese ZODIAC sign of a WOODEN HORSE.]