[Photo above shows Brod HONORIO “NORI” PALARCA holding on to the statuette-award which was conferred unto him last year by the PHILIPPINE REGULATORY COMMISSION for being the MOST OUSTANDING FILIPINO PROFESSIONAL in the field of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning. KUDOS and LAUDS to Brod NORI, his wife HELEN and the whole of his family!]
Sa larangan ng KAALAMANG-TEKNIKAL1 ay wala marahil KAPANTAY,
Kahit na pagsamasamahin pa ang lahat ng PANDAY2;
Itong FRAT BROD ko na maraming EXPERYENSIYA,
Tunay na DALUBHASA alam yata pati MENUDENSYA3!
Itong BROD kong ito ay isang POTOGRAPO4,
Kaya nga sa DILIMAN siya’y nagkaroon ng KUARTO5;
Naging tambayan tuloy ito ng miyembro ng PI O6,
Napakalaking tulong sa mga puyat na BRODS ko7!
Si HONORIO PALARCA8 alyas BROD NORI,
Halos kakilala ng talos na miyembro ng FRATERNITY9;
Dangkasi nama’y maraming pinag-aralan,
Hanggang ngayon nga’y nakasiksik sa ESKWELAHAN10!
Kaya siya’y nagtagal sa aming PAMANTASAN11,
Doon, dito at andyan halos pinag-aralan;
Tapos sya ng kurso sa pag-ka ARKITEKTO12,
Environmental planner din itong KATOTO13 ko!
At siya’y tunay na nagbigay DANGAL po sa PI O,
Aba, siya po pala’y tunay na naging OPISYAL ng I.L.O.14;
Maraming parangal ang sa kanya’y iginawad,
Tunay na DANGAL nga nya’y wala nang matatawad!
Noong kami’y nag-tunggalian sa PI O,
Yaong halalan naming– kami-kami; tayo-tayo15—
Naungusan ko siya, bahagya nga lamang;
Maginoo nyang tinanggap ang aking pagkakalamang!
Subalit tunay na napag-tanto’t nalimi ko;
Mas magaling marahil kung sya ang nag G.O.16—
Dahil ako nga’y EKONOMISTA17 ang siyang dating,
Malayong kalamangang ang kaisipan nya bilang PLANNER18!
Naisip kong gawan ng BLOG itong si Brod NORI,
Dahil ngayon nga siya’y paroon at PARINE;
Naging JET-SETTER na at nanggaling nga sya sa FRANCIA19,
Sa susunod naman tungo ay sa FRISCO-CALIFORNIA20!
Noong nalaman nya ang FUNDRAISER kong TALAGA,
Biglang dumukot sya ng DOLYAR sa kanyang PORTAMONEDA21;
Aba’y singbilis po talaga ng HAGIBIS,
Nakatanggap tuloy si ALEE22 ng mga DOLYARES!
TUNAY NA BIDA, HINDING-HINDI NAG-KONTRA-BIDA!!!!
[Legend: 1 – Brod Nori Palarca is so really skilled in variegated subjects and fields. He is a topnotch photographer, has excellent knowledge in various modes of screen printing, knows too calligraphy and has now become a topnotch landscape architect and environmental planner in our country. He eventually became the National Programme Officer of the International Labor Organization in the Philippines. At times, he even can prognosticate the future and is an informal political analyst. As a BROD, he was so cooperative and never acted like a maverick whenever his ideas and/or stand would not successfully court the favor of the majority…a true gentleman and an obeisant fratman.
2 – PANDAY is a Tagalog terms which denotes of a very SKILLED PERSON.
3 – MENUDENSIYA is a Tagalog terms which may have been derived from Spanish which actually means the entrails of animals. In ancient folklore there is such a practice of foretelling and/or prognosticating the future by merely examining the entrails of a slaughtered fowl or livestock; and it is termed in English as HARUSPEX.
4 – POTOGRAPO means PHOTOGRAPHER. Indeed,during our college days, Brod Nori was designated as OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER of the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
5 – As OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER, Brod Nori was assigned an office which serves too as his DARK ROOM to develop those photographs he would customarily snap as UP Official Photographer.
6 – PI O is the Pi Omicron Fraternity where I and Brod Nori are members. Brod Nori’s room which was then located at the SECOND FLOOR of Pavilion One of the PALMA Hall eventually became the hang-out of our PI O brods.
7 – Those BRODS who would usually do cramming to pass an exam and would arrive at the campus sleepless and tired, would usually repair to Brod Nori’s room to take a power nap.
8 – Brod Nori’s full name is HONORIO TAGUENCA PALARCA. He entered UP in 1966 and entered the PI O in the latter part of 1967. He hails from Tagbilaran, Bohol and was sponsored by our late fraternity brod, Gerardo “Gerry” Santos, who is his neighbor in Santa Mesa, Manila.
9 – FRATERNITY is the PI OMICRON FRATERNITY.
10 – ESKWELAHAN actually denotes SCHOOL. Presently, Brod Nori is enrolled in a DOCTORAL course in ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES at the MIRIAM COLLEGE.
11 – PAMANTASAN is the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
12- ARKITEKTO means ARCHITECT. Brod Nori pursued a course in LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE in UP and passed the course with flying with colors.
13 – KATOTO is a Filipino term which means FRIEND.
14 – I.L.O. is acronym for the INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION. Brod Nori presently, still serves as CONSULTANT to the I.L.O.
15 – In most organizations, there is that usual phenomenon of factionalism and grouping which during election time to elect the head of the organization would become so enhanced and much well-defines. “KAMI-KAMI; TAYO-TAYO” would thus actually mean and roughly translate in English as: “WE and US”. During that hotly contested election for the post of Grand Omicron, where I and Brod Nori were the ONLY contenders to the post; I think I won the VOTE with just a margin of ONE (1) POINT.
16 – G.O. is acronym for GRAND OMICRON, which is the appellation of the head of our fraternity, the PI OMICRON FRATERNITY.
17 – EKONOMISTA denotes my field of professional discipline in ECONOMICS, as I hold a degree from UP in Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
18 – PLANNER is Brod Nori’s field of discipline as ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER.
19 – Brod Nori and his wife Helen went on a European holiday last month, hopping from Italy, France, Germany, etc.
20 – This August 2017, Brod Nori together with the whole of his family will trek to San Francisco, California to attend the wedding of his youngest daughter who is a doctor by profession, Nona.
21 – PORTAMONEDA is WALLET.
22 – ALEE is my youngest daughter who together with her olde sisters, Shayna and Cheska, would compete in the 2017 WORLD HIPHOP INTERNATIONAL CONTEST in Phoenix, Arizona from August 7-2, 2017. ]