Archive for the ‘Birthday Greetings’ Category

November Birthday Greetings

November 4, 2008


To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eye’d,
Such seems your beauty still
– William Shakespeare

UP Ibalon expresses its heartfelt happy birthday greetings to Mr. Gods A. Lanuza of Vancuover, BC, Canada, Ms. Amy Morado-Lecciones and Dr. Josie Canlas-Malaya of Manila. Photo Credit: Tanya Mass =0=

Dolphy’s Hindi Ko Ito Narating Na Mag-isa

July 25, 2008

With a bit of seriousness, a pinch of comedy, a dash of love, hope, and forgiveness, Dolphy, RP’s top comedian celebrates his 80th birthday on July 25, 2008 with a dazzling legacy book about his life entitled “Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Na Mag-isa” which he dedicates to the Filipino Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs.)

Endearingly funny, self-deprecating, mature, and humble, this is what the apostle of laughter and reconciliation said of his fascinating life-story:

Harinawa’y makapagdulot ng aral ang aking mga pinagdaanan….Kung kayo may nasaktan ko, patawarin niyo ako, at kung kayo ang nagkasala sa aki’y pinatatawad ko na kayo.” ABS-CBN, (07/25/08 Buan-DeVeza,R.)

In spite of his foibles, it must be effortless for tinseltown’s most beloved jester to once again capture the hearts and dreams of many Filipinos worldwide whom he partly credits for his phenomenal success. Unlike his colleagues in TV and movies, Dolphy chooses to entertain people rather than be in the business of politics. The people respect and adore him for sticking to what he does best—make everybody happy.=0=

"If you are poor, you are not likely to live long"

July 19, 2008

“There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty. Poverty has gripped our people. If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.” –Nelson Mandela’s Message to the World on his 90th Birthday (07/18/08)

A towering symbol of anti-apartheid, an inspiration of decency, pardon, and resolute defiance against injustice, Nelson Mandela, 1993 Nobel peace prize awardee who served 27 years in jail, celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday, July 18, 2008, in his home with his family in Qunu, South Africa, 18 years after he was released from prison, 14 years after he was elected president in his country’s first democratic National Assembly election, 10 years after he married his 3rd wife Marcha Grachel, and 4 years after his recession from public life. Photo Credit: Habebe/AP

“This man, who had been vilified and hunted down as a dangerous fugitive, incarcerated for nearly three decades, would soon be transformed into the embodiment of forgiveness and reconciliation. Those who had hated him would, most of them, be eating out of his hand—-the prisoner become President, in time to be admired by the whole world in an extraordinary outpouring of adulation.“ No Future Without Forgiveness (1999, Tutu, Desmond. p10.)=0=

Mahamison na Kumple-anyo!

February 28, 2008

Napaka-gayon kan mga lobo! An cake nakakapa-lingaw kan diabetes! An mga kandila maliwanag! Nasasabing maw’ot tang magaya-gaya an kumple-anyo ni Bingbing maski kada apat sanang taon siya nag-ce-celebrar?

Bingbing, may you have health, happiness, and good luck for this day and the years ahead!


Happy Birthday Bingbing Badiola – Bretan!

February 28, 2008

To our leap year celebrant,

Happy Birthday Bingbing!

From all UP Ibalon Alumni