FUN RHYME SERIES 214:   ISANG ELEHIYA PARA SA KAIBIGAN KONG SI JUDGE FELIXBERTO “JUN” OLALIA, Jr.

 

[At right 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 left, 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. Attys. Duran, Abonal and Judge Alhambra are  from UP Law Batch 1978 like Brod JUN. As I stayed in the 5-year evening section program, I would have been part of UP Law Batch 1979 except that I took a leave for one semester and thus, I became part of UP Law Batch 1980.)]

 

 

Bagamat pumanaw na nga si Brod JUN,

Masasayang araw ang syang ating IPAGTUTUON…

Alaalang maliligaya dapat ay BALIKAN,

Upang samyo ng kalungkutan ay MAKALIGTAN!

 

 

 

 

 

Si BROD JUN mistulang aking GURO,

PERSONALIDAD ko’y umayos sa kanyang mga TURO!

Pati pag-sesepilyo ko’y kanyang PINANGUNAHAN…

“BAD BREATH” daw kasi ako, PAMINSAN-MINSAN!

 

 

 

Noong aming dekada  ang “AMBOY LOOK” ay naging USO,

Syempre si BROD JUN ang primero naming  MODELO…

Gayahan kaming lahat, PANTALONG MALULUWAG…

“BELL-BOTTOM” ang syang TAWAG, laylayang KAKAWAG-KAWAG!

 

 

 

Tunay na LIDER ang Brod kong ITO,

Kasi sa FRAT RUMBLE, may isang BROD akong NALITO…

Nahampas ni Brod OCA1, di pala KALABAN…

Naku! Kinuyog siya … si BROD JUN sya’y PINAGTAKPAN!

 

 

 

 

Niyapos ni BROD JUN si Brod OCA,

Kaya lahat ng suntok, kay BROD JUN TUMAMA;

Noon ko nasaksihan ang LEADERSHIP ni Brod JUN,

BUMILIB ako sa kanyang SO VERY QUICK ACTION!

 

 

 

Noon kami naman ay FRESHMEN sa LAW SCHOOL2

Mag-SEATMATE kami sa FRONTROW,   

yan ang sabi ni UTOL3,

Kelangan daw seryoso’t pakinggan naming MABUTE…

Mga LECTURES ng PROFS, lalo na si BALANE4!

 

 

 

 

Sa CLASS RECITATION kami’y lihim na NAGTUTURUAN,

Mahirap kasing MA-SINGKO5, tiyak may TUKSUHAN…

Kaya kami noo’y nag-organisa at nag-parti-parti ng ASSIGNMENT…

Sa daming CASES na assigned, bawat isa dapat may ABRIDGEMENT6!

 

 

 

Ipagdasal natin ang KALULUWA ni Brod JUN OLALIA,

Sa KALUWALHATIAN ng DIYOS sya’y humimlay nang MALIGAYA;

Mga itinanim nyang kabutihan sa ating MUNDO…

Tiyak ay aani ng BIYAYANG ESPIRITUAL na TUNAY na TODO-TODO!

 

 

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[Legend: 1 – OCA is our fraternity brother OSCAR BADILLO. Perhaps, as OCA would occasionally see the student whom he struck often at the hang-out of our rival-fraternity, OCA thought all the while that the student was part of the rival-fraternity. It was unfortunate that the very place where OCA struck the student, was the hang-out of the fraternity to which the student belongs. Thus, OCA was immediately accosted by the brods of the victimized student (whom OCA struck with the hard-metal buckle of his leather belt) and OCA was hit and punched and continuously roughed up until Brod JUN shielded OCA with his (i.e. Brod JUN) own body.

2 – In June 1974, Brod JUN OLALIA and I became classmates (actually seatmates) as FRESHMEN in the UP College of Law.

3 – UTOL is a Tagalog slang which means  BROTHER, and is a reference to Brod JUN as he is my fraternity brother. Brod JUN egged me to seat with him in the FRONT ROW as he said that we ought to really make good this time in our  studies unlike the happy-go-lucky style which characterized our undergrad years. Brod JUN told me that as part of this new thrust of ours to procure a UP Law diploma, we ought to listen intently to our law professors and study laboriously everyday in preparation for the usual daily recitation in our classes. Brod JUN however transferred to the DAY SECTION starting in his sophomore year. I remember that even though Brod JUN transferred to the DAY SECTION, I took to heart his advice to really study hard. I made it a point to be consistently in the UP Law library even on Sundays. Despite my being a working student coming into UP Law in Diliman everyday from Tondo where I worked initially then as a Project Officer of the WORLD BANK-financed Tondo Foreshore Development Project, I landed number 16 in the graduating class of Batch 1980 (as I took a leave for a semester).

4 – BALANE is our Professor in PERSONS and FAMILY RELATIONS, during our Freshman Year at UP College of Law; whose full name is RUBEN F. BALANE.

5 – MA-SINGKO is a reference to a grade of “5” which is a failing grade. The system of grading then at UP Law was that the grade of “1”       is for EXCELLENT/OUTSTANDING class performance and the grade of “5” is a FAILURE; and a mere PASSING MARK is the grade of “3”. The numbers in between would be the scaled performance depending as to which end (i.e. the top of end, for a SATISFACTORY mark) while the low end would be some kind of UNSATISFACYORY mark. I believe a grade of “4” is a warning grade and is not a PASSING MARK. There is also an “INC” mark which means that the student needs to do some COMPLETION exercises such as term paper, a quiz which was not taken or an exam which the student failed to take.

6 – ABRIDGMENT would be a case digest or a case summary.]

 

 

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