[ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO RAMIL BALAGOT, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.]
Salamat at maluwalhati naming NAIHATID at NAIABOT…
Ang URNO ng ABO, ng yumaong si RAMIL BALAGOT;
Matapos nga ng mahigpit na pag-tatatasa ng LGU REPRESENTATIVES – –
They’re really so strict, as though they treated those being questioned as MALEVOLENT CULPRITS;
Dahil para bagang ang kanilang LAYON: “nobody can enter LA UNION, for mere, and insignificant as well as non-urgent DEEDS and FEATS!
Nalaman ko na rin that parts of LA UNION experienced a spike in COVID CASES…
For which reason, their status got reverted into MECQ, with those, among others, as BASIS;
Kaya napakasusi nilang mag-usisa, at isa-isang SINUSURI, at SINUSURING MULI – –
Kakabahan ka ngang talaga, baka ma-DENY ka NGANI;
Mabuti nga at kami ay nabigyan ng OKEY noong EVALUATOR na POGI!
Kung VACCINATED ka na, dapat ang VACCINATION CARD ay DALA…
Dapat ay ORIHINAL at hindi pwede lang ang KOPYA;
At kung hindi naman, dapat may taglay kang PCR SWAB TEST – –
ORIHINAL ang dapat na ipakita, at NO PWEDE ang ANTIGEN TEST;
Naku may problema kami dahil driver nung L-300 VAN, ay mere ANTIGEN TEST!
Nalaman ko ring kaya pala sila ay SOBRANG NAG-HIGPIT…
Meron palang group of doctors who said they’re just passing by, to attend a BAGUIO SUMMIT;
Eh, pinasundan sa mga “civilian clad” na PULIS via MOTORCYCLE – –
Naku nag-check-in sa isang RESORT, yari sila as their act was deemed as EVIL;
Charged with violation of HEALTH PROTOCOLS, and they were DETAINED perhaps even sent to JAIL!
When we reached the barangay, which is the home of RAMIL…
BROWN-OUT pala and the duration will be long, and power will resume at night STILL;
So, we reset the CHRISTIAN SERVICE to SUNDAY, in the MORNING – –
With the URN already set at their place, they started their way of MOURNING;
No CATHOLIC PRIEST was available, so just a CHRISTIAN service, we’ll make and BRING!
But the thing that swayed the EVALUATOR to give us an OKEY…
Was a copy of the SAKSI TABLOID, with the photos of DADDY;
And when the EVALUATOR cursorily read the ARTICLE – –
He gave us the THUMBS-UP sign, and so we re-boarded our INNOVA VEHICLE;
And the L-300 Van driver which VAN was transporting RAMIL’s belongings, smiled and even gave out a GIGGLE!
Sa pagpunta at pamimili naman namin sa BAUANG MARKET…
Naku the same story, as they were all so NOSY and STRICT;
Noong nalamang kami’y taga QUEZON CITY, mukhang NAHINTAKUTAN – –
Dahil marahil sa past HIGH INFECTION rate ng QC, but still they looked WAN;
But when we showed our completed docs, they gave us their OKEY, as though from a MAGIC WAND!
Lalo lang nga silang na-excite at NAPABILIB…
When I gave them copies of the SAKSI TABLOID, with Daddy Max’s article at the CENTERPAGE;
Napagkamalan nga pati, na ako ba daw ay isang actor na KOREANO- –
Dahil nga marahil ay brown ang dyed-hair ko at YOUNG ang APELYIDO;
Siguro naisip nila, mula KOREAN WAR, marahil ay binitbit na ako ni Daddy mula sa mga KOREAN WAR child refugees na TULIRONG-TULIRO!
Dapat maipagbando ko din ang tulong ng aking Brod VIRGILIO, na frat brod ko sa PI O…
Dahil siya ang nagbigay sa amin ng LODGING at the NICE and CLEAN RESORT called COCO;
CO CO CAY ang full name of the nice RESORT, which was formerly named as COCONUT GROVE;
Brod VIRGILIO LIBUNAO booked our stay and even paid the overnight stay in ADVANCE, that sweet and kind brotherly MOVE – –
Mukhang may discount promo, and perhaps he’s at the said RESORT a regular habitue, as BROD VIRGILIO seems to be always on the MOVE!
At ipinasyal pa nga pala kami ni DONNA sa GRAPE FARM ng PINSAN NIYA…
Hitik na hitik nga talaga kapag ang GRAPEVINE ay NAMUNGA;
Pinatikim din nga kami ng RIPE GRAPES mula sa VINE – –
Habang namimitas si FE, DONNA at JESSIMINE, the smell is as though we’re near a BARREL OF WINE;
Kaya tuloy si Driver WILLY ay parang nalasing, at siya’y naging matabil, at puro nga UNGOL at DAING, walang kahulilip na WHINE nga ng WHINE!
And in the morning of SUNDAY, we went to RAMIL’s HOUSE…
They were all there, RAMIL’s parents as well as the parents of NELLY, his SPOUSE;
Friends of the family and some other KIN – –
The siblings of DONNA and some one who’s a PAMANGKIN;
And I delivered some speech condoling and of THANKING, and that I vowed to treat DONNA as one of the YOUNGS’ adopted KIN!
Nang matapos nga ang CHRISTIAN SERVICE sa bahay ng yumaong si RAMIL…
Nag-aantay na pala si BROD VIRGILIO, sa national highway, sa may GERRY’S GRILL;
At umorder ng katakot-takot na pagkain at may pasalubong pa sa aking PAMILYA – –
Mukhang yumaman na nga ng husto itong si Brod VIRGILIO ng MILYA-MILYA;
Dahil nga daw nag-mag-retire siya bilang dekano sa DMMMSU, ay pagpapayaman na ang kanyang PUNTIRYA!
LET’S ALL FOCUS OUR PRAYERS UNTO RAMIL: “ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM!”