FUN RHYME SERIES 213:   AN ELEGY FOR MY FRAT BROD  & FRIEND, JUN OLALIA aka JUDGE FELIXBERTO T. OLALIA, Jr.

[At left is the blown-up facial photo of Brod FELIXBERTO “JUN” OLALIA, Jr. which was placed adjacent to his coffin as his remains lie in state at the AGONCILLO Room at the MANILA MEMORIAL PARK CHAPELS. Interment was held at 9:00 o’clock this morning (November 18, 2018) at the same MANILA MEMORIAL PARK. At right, is the group photo of Brod JUN’s classmates at the UP College of Law: (From L to R- Atty, Alfredo M. Duran, Manila RTC Executive Judge Reynaldo A. Alhambra, who is also my frat brod in the PI OMICRON; myself and Atty. Ariel F. Abonal, who was formerly the Chief Legal Counsel of CALTEX. )]   

 

I first met him in February 1967,

As my FRAT MASTER1 wearing white polo, so finely WOVEN2;

He struck me as truly NEAT and CLEAN,

He’s so fastidious,  wants his shirt SMARTLY TUCKED-IN!

 

 

He became my seatmate at LAW SCHOOL3,

And became my PERSONALITY & DEPORTMENT MENTOR;

He gives a lot of advice as though drawing from a POOL…

Would suggest a PERFUME, when mine is BAD ODOR!

 

 

He’s  a valiant advocate of NATIONALISM,

Speaks highly of RECTO and  CONSTANTINO; those who espouse SOCIALISM!

He adores his DAD so very DEARLY,

KA BERT4 of KMU5… is his IDOL and HERO CLEARLY!

 

 

 

As a BROD and FRIEND, JUN is much CONCERNED…

Any misbehavior…for JUN,  would be surely SPURNED…

He’s a stickler about NEATNESS & GOOD ETHICS…

With peculiar HAND GESTURE, just one of his comic ANTICS6!

 

 

As a JUDGE, JUN was FAIR and JUST,

He was constantly so in the DOCK7;

Staying on trial even after TWELVE, but don’t ever KNOCK8

The MOTTO, SPEEDY JUSTICE, for him is a MUST!

 

 

I really owe a lot to Brod JUN,

If not for him, I would have been severely sanctioned;

I did a mischievous act which rocked our FRAT…

As HEAD of our FRAT, Brod  JUN just gave me a mere WRIST-SLAP!

 

 

 

Let’s pray for Brod JUN and for his family,

His parting I am sure would bring much LEGACY;

For JUN has taught and supplied much EDUCATION…

For me, his students9, lots of COMPANY10; were given CEREBRAL ERUDITION!

 

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[Legend: 1 – I joined the PI OMICRON FRATERNITY in February 1967 as a greenhorn neophyte and it was Brod Jun Olalia who gave me the first impression of the fraternity as a genteel and respectable organization.

2 – Brod Jun was fond then of wearing immaculately-clean white polo shirts and I would almost always perceive those white polo shirts as nicely sewn and finely designed.

3 – In June 1974, I and Brod Jun became classmates at the UP College of Law (Evening Section) and we were seatmates occupying the front row seats nearest to the professor’s table.It was Brod Jun who cajoled me to take a seat at the front row (while I was then intent to sit at the rearmost portion of the class) with him as my seatmate. Brod Jun advised me that it would be to our best interest (to be at the front row)  to be able to hear clearly the professor’s lectures and to be always attentive at class.

4 – KA BERT is Brod Jun’s father, who is Brod Jun’s name sake: FELIXBERTO OLALIA, Sr.

5 – KMU is the labor organization which Brod Jun’s father, KA BERT, founded and organized.

6 – Brod Jun when ever he would want to bring up laughter at times with jokes and antics (during our usual bonding at our hang-out) would usually mimic the gesture of a comedian, whose name I cannot already recall (senior moments), and we will all burst out into incessant laughs and wild guffaws.

7 – DOCK has the slang meaning which refers to a court trial.

8 – KNOCK has the slang meaning which refers to the act of criticizing.

9 – Brod JUN taught as a professor on business law at the PHILIPPINE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.

10- Brod JUN was much involved, when he worked at his father’s office, in spreading education to a host of labor organizations and labor unions of various companies particularly with respect to the protection of labor unions and their respective members.]

 

 

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