Philippine Asian News Today Vol 20 No 16 - Page 14

14 Ninoy Aquino... Sucat in Parañaque. Ballsy, the “ate” of the family, continued her recollections of her mom, “These days I am reminded of something she would repeat: Work with all your might. Pray with all your heart. And the rest you leave to God.” “Ate” to her siblings, she remembers fondly that “when [Cory] was alive and there would be a problem and things seemed to be going from bad to worse, she turned to prayer and then she would be very calm and at peace. And that was contagious. Seeing her not worrying erased the fear in me.” Ballsy remembers being such a worrier before. Then her mother told her “to stop worrying about things I couldn’t control and just surrender the problem to our Lord and believe that He would take care of it. I used to tell her how much it was easier said than done but now I just want to say how true!” We asked her only son, “kuya” to his sisters, Noynoy to friends, and Sir Noy, what he remembers most of his mother. She, unfortunately did not live to see him as President. His memories can be summed up in the introspective recollections he gave us. “If there was one word that comes to mind for my mother, it would be ‘love.’ I say this of a woman who was a dedicated housewife and a caring mother to our family and to so many.” True, I count myself and my family, my husband Sonny and my children, as among those she touched with her kindness—and yes, love. She was my Lady Boss, but she became my life mentor and eventually a beloved friend. “During the Martial Law years, when גfFW"v2FVvg&ХĕR4Uu2DDVwW7Bb3#6VFW'2F&R7v֖rvBf"#RWFW"&67G&RW"f֖ǒ6P( fFW.( F267FW'26fW"f"WFW"g&VW7GRB'fW6ǒ@e$tRp&7淒fV'&RV6f"#RWFW"'&V7G7G&PFW&f&FPB&2vV6RBSWFW"&67G&RRFRFP&W2b( fFW.( 6vV@B&VvFV#bB&W&W6VFV@B( FW.( FbW2vPv2&W6FVBFRf6WfW"6FW"BVƖfVBf &Vr7W'FfRvfRFW"VFW7B6BFV$2vVR'&VvB&6VFPW 6&6W&FV@W6&BFW"BFBVF2FR&f6vW2VB&FW"V&ǒFV6FVBF@`W 6V7W&G2$2FRfvrV"ג&&V2vW&RG&f@rR2vFrf"fFFWfVb6R@66WVVF6&VBFFR&fFR6V7W&GF&W&W6VBFV6Ff"FRv&@vBג&VG2vW&R&V&rw&W&fFVBvW2F&RVB'RF&&6BFW&Vf&RFV6FVBFVW'W"6GW&rWBV"RG&2vFFRf6WfW FVFח6Vb( FRf&W FP&W6FVF6f27v6V"2vV2FR7V6&W6FVB&WfVVB( FB06vBFRǖ726FW"bf6WfW"0FRFvW"b6Fr^( 26V`&W6FVF6V7W&GVvW"'&FW"֖vw2fW'g&FW'2FRfWrFW2F@6R6Fv6vFw&W4rGW&r&WB2( ƷW( 6^( 26WfVVG0&6W"vFגW'62VF0W"&W6FV7W"FF7&VFC6&ǖ( 2d""66W&2FBB6V6R琦ǒ67FF6F7F6R6V66FBBvW&P2bvRB&VV67FBFwVR7FfRB&FV7FrW"RV&V@F&VvWBFRV'2FB67F7F6BBv266RFFRV@vV6&6r6'( 24rv2FVVB&W76r( Ф&VV&W"GW&rW"ff6G&0vVW&vVB'FRFV6FB'R6&F6F&RFV"FFR&f6W2RvVB6WFW0&W6FVF6FFFRv7BFRF7FF"v'WBBvFFR&W6FVF6W &626RGW&VBF&W"BW""R'WBvFFR6V7W&GG&2आRvVB6B&R7FvRvF06G&Vf"7G&VwFV62W"FV66F66WB'WB&VBFRFf&F&pFR6VvRF&RFR7B7&VF&RfVVG2FW"RfPVBF&626W"6G&VB&VVFRW&fV7B&W6FVB'WBPFW&ƖVB&VBW"B7W'FVBv2v2f7W6VB2v&@&W76&ƗFW2f&VBW7B@W"WfW'v6&6RBFBVP&VV&W'2vFvR( vV6''WF&^( FƖR2ࢢ6RFFR6VvRbVFrFPrRF'&r2( ( &WBא6Fv7BFR&62&VvR6Rv2BRv6VB&ƗFW2f'7Bw&G6&VƖ6Fv6"G&rFB6RFBB76W72'WBbvv&RGW&rrF2FV2আW"fRBfFvBBW"VR6R2vR6f֖ǒ6&6W2vfRW"FR7G&VwFFVBFRFƖr"&F2676FW2vfRfW'bF7FF'6bW2rrFVWvB6vrBFR&V6VFǒ66VFV@W"fFv2F&VvWBW"ƖfR6R7V6ǖ726FF&VǒFV7G&FVBFR&VƖVbFBFVvvW2Fv6f66F66&FrF2fW'&VBFFG2Ɩ֗FVBvB2BBvBvגVFW7B6VRBWVǒ&V@&fFRFBv6vR6VBB( Ф6'v2FR"b7G&VwFFFW"6&ǖR'&VvBRfW W"f֖ǒB6fV( 2VrVF2f"FRFV'&F66V&6RvF'&FW"֖vw&6RƖV&27F&2VV7FF7W&VP&&BbF&V7F'2bFRvG2b6V'W0&6RƖvV&Vv&FV@&Vv&FVBVFW"FRfƗ6F6VGFR7F'FR&V6V@FW&F7W&VR6fVFbFPvG2b6V'W2ƖV&W"bFR6FƖ0g&FW&&FW"66R"v2VV7FV@FFR7W&VR&&BbF&V7F'2&V6֖rFRf'7B6FbfƗW&FvRFv6VBFR6V666VFB'&fW76Ɩ07FfRFR6VGƖv27B&W6FVBb6&7VwVV'&F66V&&fB&v旦FWFVFrf6BFFRVVGBffW&r66'60F"'WBFW6W'fr7GVFVG2FPƗW2आR27W'&VFǒf6R&W6FVB`FRVFVBfƗ6F766F0'&F66V&ƖfrfFW"B2vfPFFRfRGv62Ɩv2VV7FVBFFR7W&VP&&BbF&V7F'2bFRvG2`6V'W2BG23gFFW&F7W&VR6fVFVB&F&R'Bg&VwW7BbFVwW7B#Ɩ2FRVFFR7B7FFPFWWGbFRvG2b6V'W2bFP'&F66V&BVW&6F7FआRv2VV7FVB#R27FFPFWWGf"'&F66V&BFPV&V6֖r"2( 2f'7BfƗ6F7FFRFWWGGW&r2FW&26FRFWWGRV&VB6&6RbW'2BFP6Rv&BFRf'7BFR7F'`FR"2BV7FFR6V6FP6R2FRvW7Bv&BvfV'FP7W&VR6V6f"6WfrFW6vFV@7FFRv2BfW&WG7FFpW&f&6R'( 26V63s"f6WfW"Ɩv2&V6VBbFP&VVW&VFVF6fW'&VB'P&VVF7BfƖ267FfRFR&6F6W6RF26VFW2F&VRזV"FW&7V6F6f&6RbFR6FƖ2FWVFV@66bf6WfW"&6F6W6R@v&2V&W"bFRƖ7@&6VGW&W26֗GFVRFRvG2b6V'W22g&FW&&VVfB66WGFR&FW"0fVFVBFR&6W2b6&GVGBg&FW&G7BV"FR'&F66V&Ɩ26FR&W6FVBbFRBV7FFR6V6FFVB&PvG2b6V'W2$26&GFC2֖ƖFf&W26&FW2fVFFFR&f6RVǒbF2V"vFƖ( 2VV7F27W&VR'FW'6vFFR6FvVV6 F&V7F" FW&R&RrF&VR6F2fVFFFWF7G&'WFVBRgVFR7W&VR&&B6V66FW"bvVV6'2FFR&f6W0FR7BFRvBg&"2bFf&wVBVv2VV7FVBFFR7W&VR&&Bv2FRƗW2VǒFW&fFRg&VPvFW"6G2FVFW'&fVvVB6G&VƖv&Rff6ǒ7FVBr"2F'RG26G2f"G2&w&@vFFRFW"WvǒVV7FVB7W&VRFV"fBf"f֖ƖW26FVRF&VVf@F&V7F'2g&FW"6VG&W2F2f֖ƖW2FRvW"B6֖r7F&W"v'6rBखG2V&W'BvfV7BVwW7BƖ27W'&VFǒV&W"b7B7W&VRvB&FW'6&W'FVBFBf"FR#r#g&FW&uurĕT4Uu5DD4ХV"FP&FW.( 06&F&P6G&'WF&V6VB&RFCP֖ƖV6Ɨ6r7BV.( 2&WfW0&V6&BbCsr֖Ɩv&GvFRvG2&fFVB&RFsRb֖ƖֆW'2Ff&W2fVFVW"v&2VFW"G266'6&w&FRvG2b6V'W27W&VP6V6&fFVBV&ǒC֖ƖVGV6FgVG27BV"2#"66V62vfR&RFC2֖ƖF6V֖&27GVG2Bf6W2शvG2b6V'W2F&VvG07Bb6V62FFVBCR`֖ƖF7V6ǖ72BFW &w&2f"VRvFFVV7GVF6&ƗFW266R#BB26֗GFV@66RFC#֖ƖFBW'6V7WFV@6&7F2W7V6ǒ&B7&FRvG2b6V'W20V&ǒGv֖ƖV&W'2v&GvFPB2&W6VBsB7FFW2B6VG&W2&V6VFǒB2G&GV6VBV&W'6ƖRBF^( fF7F( &w&ЦFVf"&Rf&FV6Rf6@f2&r