[Photo shows CA JUSTICE VICTORIA ISABEL A. PAREDES (at RIGHT) with ATTY. GABRIEL L. VILLAREAL (at LEFT) inside the RAFAEL ROOM at the MILKY WAY Resto located at the corner of Pasay Road and Paseo de Roxas in Makati. Indeed, it was a night filled with FUN, TALES, JOKES and EATING in celebration of Justice Vickie Paredes’ BIRTHDAY.]
Okey yong BIRTHDAY PARTY in honor of Justice VICKIE1,
Na ginanap sa MILKY WAY2 sa may Pasay Road, MAKATI;
Naunang dumating ang TRIAD na VIRTUOSO3,
Si GABBY V.4, si JOEY V.5 at si SONNY V. MARCELO6!
At sa pag-oorder nga ng PAGKAIN,
Siyempre iba na po ang DATING;
Nais po ni Justice VICKIE PAREDES,
Yaong HEALTHY FOOD at syempre, yong DA BEST!
At syempre pa ang usapan natuon sa mga LEVELS,
Kahit na SENIOR na, pretty pa din po, ang UP Law ’79 BELLES —
Pero ang oft-repeated query: “ano ang SUGAR LEVEL?”,
Tanong dito; tanong doon … as though to write a NOVEL!
At nakuwento din naman, nitong si EVELYN7 —
Meron palang sa VIBER, nag-debate ukol sa LATIN MAXIM…
At ang siyang naging paksa, ay TOTOO NGA…
“IN PARI DELICTO”8… at si MON E.9 ang siya pong naging SIGA9a!
Ang syang nagbigay po ng buong sigla NAMAN..
Ang syang pagdating at sumunod na pagbabalat ng SUMAN10,
Dramatic entrance po ang dating nitong si VIR OCAYA11,
Na sya pong nagdala ng masarap na SUMAN, straight from OROQUIETA12!
Aba ito po namang si SONNY13, naiulit niya kay BUTCH14,
Kaya pala nag-SYCIP15 ang anak– dahil sa TAX16 po pala ang CHOICE17;
Pero itong si PINKY18 naiulit din kay VICKIE19,
Bakit naman 77 na GRADE ang syang nai-encode sa REGISTRY19!
Pati ang JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT Rule, pinag-PUKOL-PUKOL—
Galit na galit si JOEY V., dahil daw ito’y naging pa-DASKOL-DASKOL,
Ang trabaho na dapat na patuloy na EXCELLENT LAWYERING…
Kulang sa oras, kaya ang pleadings — halos nagkaka-BITIN-BITIN!
Aba itong si ARNOLD19a, mga cute photos naman sa FACEBOOK–
Pinahihirapan daw siya nitong anak nyang isang FITNESS BUFF;
Pinilit daw syang mag-WORK OUT at mag-EXERCISE, “naku INANG KO PO…
Napagod daw sya ng HUSTO… “for that he learned the TRUTH19b!
At tuloy syempre ang TALKS ukol sa mga CHICOS20 at CHICAS21,
Istoryahang walang puknat ay tunay na LUMALAGASLAS;
Si Patrick na IJO nitong si Pinky BENEDICTO,
Kumuha tuloy ng LAW, dangkasi si Mama’y nagsiumula nang magmukhang STRIKTO!
Ito namang si JOEY O.22 dinamay pa si VICKY V.23,
Kailangan daw ng YOGA24 session, dahil sila’y LUMALAKI…
Pero si Judge NORMA C.25, syempre ay nag-INTERJECT..
Hoy! ikaw lamang JOEY O. ang syang lumalaki ang GIRTH!
Itong si BABES N.26 naman panay ang syang kumpas SA AKIN,
Kasi dahil siya nga’y NINANG27 at gusto nyang INAANAK nya’y mag-WIN28;
Gusto niya akong mag-umpisa na SOLICITATION ng mainam na DONASYON29,
Para ang HIPHOP teams30 ng INAANAK, tuloy na matanghal na CHAMPION31!
Pero ako’y bigla pong sinansala nitong si JOEY O.,
Ang sabi niya’y HUWAG na WAL32 at meron akong bigay SAYO!
Dahil alam kong VOLVO ang CAR, at chauffeur-driven pa, ni JOEY33 —
DONASYON niya’y aarangkada na, SOLICITATION ko’y magiging DYAHE34!
Matapos pong magkainan; at matapos din ang TAWANAN,
Nag-set naman ng GET-TOGETHER sa mga susunod po na BUWAN35;
Si PINKY B. and syang MAYOR36 at sya po ang MAG-DIDIRIHE37,
Pero hangga ngayon… wala pa rin ang DONATION 37a sa TALL and HANDSOME JOEY38!
[From left to right starting with the celebrant in clockwise route: Justice Vickie Paredes, Sonny Marcelo, Joey Villamor, Wally Young, Joey Osana, Butch Medalla, Vir Ocaya, Arnold Guerrero, Pinky Jurado-Benedicto, Evelyn Tumacder-Alameda, Babes Navarro, Vicky Villaluz, Norma Megenio-Cardenas (partly hidden), and Gabby Villareal (not captured in this photo).]
[From left to right starting with the celebrant in clockwise route: Justice Vickie Paredes, Sonny Marcelo, Joey Villamor, Wally Young, Joey Osana, Butch Medalla, Vir Ocaya, Arnold Guerrero, Evelyn Tumacder-Alameda, Babes Navarro, Vicky Villaluz, Norma Megenio-Cardenas, and Gabby Villareal.]
MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN MULI JUSTICE VICKIE!
[Legend: 1 – Justice VICKIE is CA Justice Victoria Isabel A. Paredes.
2 – MILKY WAY was the venue as it has always been, the venue of the UP Law 79 get-together/reunion parties.
3 – VIRTUOSO is an individual who possesses outstanding abilities in a particular art or field; and without doubt, the likes of Gabby Villareal, Joey Villamor and Sonny V. Marcelo are all experts in their chosen and special fields of law.
4 – GABBY V. is Gabby Villareal aka Gabriel L. Villareal.
5 – JOEY V. is Joey Villamor aka Jose P. Villamor, Jr.
6 – SONNY V. MARCELO is Sonny Marcelo aka SIMEON V. MARCELO.
7 – EVELYN is EVELYN R. TUMACDER-ALAMEDA.
8 – “IN PARE DELICTO” is a LATIN maxim which means literally in English as |”IN EQUAL FAULT”. It would appear that a long and winded debate which happened in the VIBER network of the UP LAW 1979 group transpired, and the exchange became heated between Evelyn and Mon Esguerra aka Ramon E. Esguerra. Reportedly, Mon got the upper hand as he eventually virtually delivered a lecture on the subject until Evelyn supposedly raised her hands in surrender acknowledging Mon’s excellent grasp of the Latin maxim. And Evelyn finally uttered “AMEN”, which thereupon ended the DEBATE.
9 – MON E. is Mon Esguerra aka RAMON E. ESGUERRA. Though MON was unable to attend the get-together, due to a priorly scheduled professional engagement; a major portion of the discussion centered on the “IN PARI DELICTO” VIBER DEBATE.
9a – The use of the Tagalog word SIGA only acknowledges the upper hand which Mon Esguerra achieved in the “IN PARE DELICTO” debate between him and a host of other VIBER group mates notably Evelyn.
10 – The SUMAN (i.e. a rice cake wrapped in banana leaves) which Vir Ocaya brought was a special kind of SUMAN, and was truly delicious. It would appear that Vir Ocaya has been bringing this special kind of SUMAN aka SUMAN TINAMBIRAN in all of the previous gatherings of the UP Law 1979 batch.
11 – VIR OCAYA is Virgilio Ponciano Ocaya who hails from Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental. What was actually surprising was that Vir, came all the way from Oroquieta City and flew in to Manila only to attend the birthday celebration of Justice VICKIE.
12 – OROQUIETA is Oroquieta City (the city from where Vir Ocaya flew into Manila, just to attend the birthday celebration of Justice Vickie) which is the capital of Misamis Occidental.
13 – SONNY is SONNY MARCELO aka SIMEON V. MARCELO.
14 – BUTCH is Butch Medalla aka Rolando V. Medalla, Jr.
15 – SYCIP is the Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaytan Law Offices (“Sycip Law’) where Butch Medalla is the Senior Partner and Head of its TAX Practice Group.
16 – TAX refers to the TAX Practice Group of Sycip Law.
17 – CHOICE refers to Sonny Marcelo’s child’s choice to practice TAX law.
18 – PINKY is Pinky Benedicto aka ROSARIO B. JURADO-BENEDICTO.
19 – VICKIE is Justice Vickie Paredes aka CA Justice Victoria Isabel A. Paredes. It turned out that Pinky has a kin who is Justice Vickie’s student; and Justice Vickie gave that Pinky’s kin a grade of 77. Gabby V. however, in defense of Justice Vickie, said that it might have been that Justice Vickie forgot to complete the loop on the upper part of the first “7”; and that the “77” might have been actually a “97”.
19a -ARNOLD is ARNOLD V. GUERRERO.
19b – The TRUTH and the reality ARNOLD,… is that we are growing OLD.
20 – CHICOS is Spanish term for male children.
21 – CHICAS is Spanish term for female children.
22 – JOEY O. is Joey Osana aka JOSE A. OSANA.
23 – VICKY V. is Vicky Villaluz aka MA. VICTORIA A. VILLALUZ.
24 – YOGA – The reference to Yoga is that MODIFIED BIKRAM YOGA sessions that I hold with me as sort of a drillmaster. As the drillmaster, I would bark out commands in directing the right yoga postures during those regular weekly yoga sessions which are held at the badminton court (adjoining my Law Office in Cubao) which doubles as a YOGA session hall. Joey O. actually wanted me to organize a skein of regular yoga session among our batch mates of the the UP Law 1979 batch.
25 – NORMA C. is RTC Samar Judge Norma Cardenas aka JUDGE NORMA E. MEGENIO-CARDENAS.
26 – BABES N. is Babes Navarro aka Maria Loreto U. Navarro.
27 – NINANG is Tagalog word for godmother. Babes is the godmother of my youngest daughter Ma. Winnalee “Alee” E. Young; and Alee together with her elder sisters, Shayna aka Winshayna and Cheska aka Wincheska will compete in the 2017 WORLD HIPHOP INTERNATIONAL CONTEST in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (“WHHI”).
28 – WIN refers to the aspiration of my daughters to become CHAMPION in the 2017 WHHI.
29 – DONASYON refers to the solicitation of DONATIONS via a FUNDRAISER which my daughter ALEE put up/launched in GENEROSITY.COM to accumulate funds to be used to defray expenses for FOOD, LODGING, TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS, etc. while they will be in sojourn in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2017 WHHI.
30 – The HIPHOP Teams referred to are the LEGIT STATUS which is being managed by my eldest daughter Shayna and where Alee is also a member; and the ALLIANCE Team which is being managed by my other daughter Cheska. Both teams qualified as Philippine entries to the 2017 WHHI.
31 – CHAMPION refers to the aspiration of my daughters to claim the CHAMPIONSHIP award at the 2017 WHHI.
32 – WAL refers to my abbreviated nick name of WALLY.
33 – JOEY is Joey Osana.
34 – DYAHE is a Tagalog slang for EMBARASSMENT.
35 – Pinky B., as sort of the organizer of these regular get-together/reunions of UP Law 1979, has marked October 20, 2017 as the next get-together and another get-together in January 2018. Venue is tentatively set also at MILKY WAY.
36 – MAYOR refers to the major role being achieved/performed by Pinky B. in organizing this regular get-together among members/batch mates of UP Law 1979.
37 – NAG-DIDIRIHE is a Tagalog word which is derived from the original SPANISH word which means directing or giving directions, which is the task precisely being done by Pinky B.
39 – TALL AND HANDSOME JOEY is no other than Joey Osana.]