Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Vote for Mama!



My Mama is running for public office. This is the first time that somebody from our family will venture into politics. Being the practical person she is, my mother will be vying for a councilor post in her native town of New Washington, Aklan.

Mama is a true blue product of New Washington. Her father, Pablo Popes Carpio who was once a weatherman for the Philippine government hails from the same town just like her mother Maria Recibe. Her eldest brother Arthur has been the municipal circuit trial court (now municipal trial court) judge since time immemorial.

Although she has yet to declare her intentions, Mama is often asked what are her qualifications for running. Well, being her eldest son and no. 1 campaigner can muster a million reasons. But then I choose to identify one of her best qualifications that is my mother's will to improve things and her tireless dedication to do it. Tangible proof? I can give you 6 tangible evidence. Just, look at how she raised us:

Beato Alessandro III - eldest - lawyer, graduate of Ateneo Law
Aloysius Pacelli II, - second - laywer, graduate of Ateneo Law (same batch as Beato, both graduated and passed the bar at the same time).
Makarius -third - Licensed Physician, graduate of UST College of Medicine
Buenas Aires -fourth - barrister (bar exams due April 2007), graduate of San Agustin Law.
Arik Paolo Isaiah - doctor intern (to take the licensure board August 2007), graduate of West Visayas College of Medicine.
Alistair Kashmir - third year medicine student at UST College of Medicine, consistent topnotcher and full scholar since high school.

whew!...as the Ilonggos would say....bato ka?

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