In my previous post, I stated why March is my favorite month. Here’s another reason why:
2) It happens to be my birth month. I was born on the 25th of March in 1996 at 5:39 am. That same day, in the afternoon, my great grandfather (my dad’s grand father), Francisco M. Bautista, passed away. According to my dad and my grandmother, my Lolo Tatay (what we call him) was a great man. He is kind and forgiving, too. He was born to a poor family on October 4, 1914. He got the chance to go to school but was only able to finish until the fourth grade. When he quit studying, he became a helper (mixer of gravel and sand) in a construction zone. Lolo Tatay is actually the founder of the St. Peter Life Plan Inc.,, a pre-paid deathcare company, which offers traditional and affordable life plans to all segments of the society, in which he founded in 1970. Today, his 8 children and some of his grand children work for the company. Every year, on his death anniversary, we commemorate his death and remember all the good deeds he’s done and the memories he left behind. The Bautista and Vitangcol clan celebrated Lolo Tatay death anniverary at Himlayan Pilipino on March 11, 2012.