August 3, 9:15 am I was an invited as a speaker in Manulife's regular Monday meeting entitled DZMM. The location will be in the 14th floor of LKG Tower, Ayala. The AM station was turned on so that I can be updated with the schedule in Makati.
August 3, 9:45 am: I received a text from Teresita Ang See , inviting me to join the Kaisa group in Manila Cathedral to pay our last respect to Tita Cory. The meeting will be in Bahay Tsinoy at Intramuros. My prayer was answered that I be given the chance to go as close as I can be to say thank you to Tita Cory.
August 3, 10:00 am : I shared to them my "4 Seasons" presentation and included how Tita Cory's life had inspired me as a life insurance agent or a financial planner. i shared one of Tita Cory's quotes: "Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope."
Our sales and consultancy jobs are definitely have its ups (summer) and downs (winter). Whenever I experience the challenge of moving on from the winter to autumn season, I gain strength from knowing that God has worked in several miracles. One of them is choosing Cory to lead a transition from dictatorship to democracy. Tita Cory's hope and faith had always reminded me that nothing is impossible.
I shared to the group that we may not be as a public figure like Cory but we can be like her in our simple ways. We can work for our personal goals but we need to reach a stage where we satisfy our self-actualization needs. We try to become a man for others without expecting anything in return. We can be a light which shines brightest during times of darkness.
Everytime I think of serving in organizations, I think of Tita Cory and Teresita Ang-See dedication. They are my models primarily because they are female public servants who remained to be humble and selfless in the spirit of serving the country. Their sacrifices are the roots of what we are enjoying now : freedom, and integration of the Filipino Chinese communities.