Remembering Tatay & Nanay (2)

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Nanay / Rose of Sharon
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(Added – youtube) : August 27, 2006)

A foto-collage on my folks, we call “Tatay” (father) and “Nanay” (mother). Nanay already went ahead to meet Jesus face to face while Tatay, 94 yrs old, is enjoying the rest of the Bautista family in California, USA. The hymn “Rose of Sharon” was one of Nanay’s favorite songs, thus the title of the video. This is in preparation for the portrait I am commissioned to paint by our eldest sister, Ate Necy, of our folks. She is now in CA with her husband, Kuya Fil, son Willy, and daughter, Carol.

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Bautista Family: https://www.facebook.com/groups/155417941183562/
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YOU MAY REACH THE BAUTISTA FAMILY
AT THESE CONTACT NUMBERS:
Rev. Loida Rifareal – 0921-3834878 or 419-6324
Johnny Bautista – 0922-8119075 or 826-4436
Rev. John Manalo – 0918-5576295 or 363-5813

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YOU MAY ALSO VISITTATAY’S CYBERJOURNAL:

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-1/

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Dear Everyone,

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Since the 26th of December last year, suddenly my inbox is receiving messages after messages of emails from everyone, either from the US or from the Philippines. It started with messages of condolences, reminiscences, and prayers from friends and relatives, near and far, for the family Lolo left behind. Then, came messages about funeral and service preparations, schedules, flight plans, finances, technical preps, photos and videos, contacting friends and relatives etc. It’s like an hour doesn’t pass by where my computer alerts me of new incoming emails. Everyday, turns a new page in my inbox That is just me. I begin to wonder how much more are for those who are in the middle of all these preparations — Uncle Glenn, Mommy, Kuya Jun, Bessie, Doris and others whom I may have not known about. Most especially, Auntie Eunice, who is at the “Command Center” of all these; answering emails and at the same time attending to her own assigned tasks!
A flurry of activities follow, more emails were exchanged. Rushes, confusions, issues, problems resolved, and a lot more were happening. A brief lay low happened during the last hours of December 31st where we all stopped to celebrate the anniversary of Lolo and Lola, and rest awhile to appreciate the fireworks welcoming the new year (which incidentally, we had none here in Chennai; dunno why).
Then, the brief respite ends. Back to their computers, and after a brief exchange of new year greetings, people began to continue where they left off. The emails began to flood my inbox again. Gradually, the topics and threads begin to wind down talking about Lolo’s arrival in the Philippines.
January 9, hmmm, no emails…
January 10, nope, no emails still…
Suddenly, as sudden as it came, it stopped. The emails stopped coming; welll, at least to me. At first, I can’t believe what my inbox is saying so I logged out. Been logged in for days, so I figured maybe if I log out and re-login, my account will be refreshed. But still, it says “You have 0 unread messages”.
I am aware that Lolo has arrived, the reason why there’re no new emails. But somehow, in the back of my mind, I am still expecting emails telling about news of what’s happening in the Philippines.
“Hmm… the man has arrived. The reason for all these flurry of emails and activities has arrived. Lolo has finally arrived. Everybody is there now with him now. That’s why there’re no emails…”
It is at this point that I realized that, for me, this is where I go alone. With all the wonders of the internet, one can only go so far. Not even the advances in technology can make me feel that I am “there” with you all. I don’t think it ever will.
Which brings me back to the subject of this email, the one way I can communicate to you my thoughts, my feelings right now. You may or may have not noticed these things I say because you are all together there, with each other.
Reviewing my letter, I think I became a bit (what’s the word for that?) melancholy or melo-dramatic, whatever. But I guess this is an emotional time for all of us. For me, I don’t know. Other than wishing I am there, it could also be the thought that I wasn’t there when Lola passed away as I was in Riyadh then, now, it’s Lolo, and I am here in India.
And I guess, a lot of people out there, may they be friends or relatives, who loved Lolo, who wishes they can be there but cannot, also share my sentiments.
You must know, that me, and my family are there now with you in mind and spirit — in remembering Lolo, praying for him, celebrating his life with you.
I must end this now for now thoughts are coming to me…
That after Lolo has been laid to rest beside Lola, you guys must be enjoying now the physical togetherness Lolo’s passing away has brought to the Bautistas. Siguro you are all either staying there at Loyola, or at Uncle Johnny’s to spend some quality time with each other.
The stories. The tears. The laughters. The hugs. The kisses. Moments in prayer. Oh how we wish we are there to share these times with you.!
sorry for this lengthy one, : )

Sonny


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Dear Sonny,
You said wonderfully the same sentiments I feel. I could not have said it any better. You all continue to amaze me on how you (my nephews and nieces) turned out to be, wonderful children of God! I’m so proud of all of you!!
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On Jan 12, 2008 6:15 PM, GLENN BAUTISTA wrote:

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Dear Sonny,

From the time your Lolo Asyong crossed over, you and your family have always been with us, and I guess, in more detail than others who are physically here in Pinas – – and thanks to the internet, we have achieved a lot of things for Tatay and for the family in cyberspace.

I cannot be more proud of the three of you and your Mom. You have given your all for Tatay’s memorial. The love you all have expressed for Tatay and the family cannot be quantified. I personally thank you Doris, Bes, Sonny and Ate Loida.

Love,

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Dear Uncle,
Thanks, and you’re welcome, uncle. It’s the least I can do. We are all doing this for we all love Lolo so much.
And yes, you’re right, cyberspace really helped a lot; for without it, all these communicating, the correspondences, the exchange of files would’ve been impossible to do in such a short period of time. It’s as if we are just near each other, while in fact our locations span about half the globe, involving three countries.
I’m sure Bessie, Doris and Mommy would truly appreciate your thanks. We are all doing this for Lolo.
Uncle, let me take this chance to let you know how much I appreciate what you’re doing with the Bautista cyberjournal and sites that you are doing. I know you’re putting in a lot of hard work maintaining these sites. These keep us all up to date with news and happenings about the family. Not a day passes without me visiting those sites.
Pahinga na muna kayo Uncle. All these things happening lately may have taken its toll on you.
Will be in touch.
love,
Sonny
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Dear Ate & Glenn,

I have been thinking about this email of Ninong when we requested people close to Tatay to write something about their relationship to Tatay. I remembered that was when Tatay got sick and as I can remember, this is not included in the cyberjournal of Glenn or do you still have a copy of this message of Ninong?

I think this is very important because Ninong has been in constant communication with Miriam and had always expressed his concern to Tatay as well as our family.

Naisip kong hanapin ito ngayon lang and I found it and am forwarding it to you just in case you have forgotten it. I will send you a picture of Ninong and Ninang, if you need it.

Thank you.

Loida
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Subject: Re: Fw: A Tribute for Dear Friends

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 07:59:27 -0800
From: Felizardo D Laureano
To: L. Elbert Wethington

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Dear Dr. & Mrs. Wethington,
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I am speechless! How can you not forget? It’s indeed amazing!! I am very grateful, elated and happy to hear from you! You are the first to send a birthday greeting to Tatay! (outside the family, of course) The winner is . . . .!!
How can we (the Bautista clan) ever thank you enough for your kind thoughts and beautiful remembrance of both our father and our mother, We have been so fortunate to have such loving and beautiful parents any child can be proud of! We consider ourselves so blessed as heirs to their legacy of faith and dedicated service – the most precious and lasting treasures one can ever receive.

I am saying the same holds true for both of you. How can I tell? I know it in my heart. Stories I heard from Loida and even Tatay attest that it is so and much, much more!
I wish I had to chance to know you better. This is to let you know that you have a special place in our family as your names come up in conversations during family gatherings.

Thank you so very much for doing this for Tatay.Our family wish both of you well.Do keep in touch as we would always be happy to hear from you.

I am forwarding your e-mail to all our family members as an expression of our sincere appreciation for your kind gesture.

Grace and peace to both of you always,

Eunice
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P.S.
I am not sure whether I told you that Tatay was brought back to the hospital the following day after he was first released from the hospital. Since then he has been transferred to a third facility. He has not been up since December 28 and has been intermittently asleep and awake. He has had difficulty swallowing food and is being fed through a tube in his nose. Today, they will remove the nasal tube and course the feeding tube through his stomach – the only choice at this point according to the doctor. After this procedure, he will be moved again to another facility. We still don’t know where.

We know a lot of people are praying for him. I am personally resigned to God’s will for his life. The inevitalbe will happen but I am assured that he will be in the best place with the Lord and Savior he loved and served – no tears and no pain – and with my Mom!

Thank you so much again!

Eunice

On 1/31/06, L. Elbert Wethington wrote:

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FOR PASTOR I.P. BAUTISTA
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On a February 2, God bestowed a great gift to the world, Compadre Ignacio!
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Mahal na kaibigan at kapatid, this is to thank you not only for blessing our lives, but for your being a faithful steward of God’s gift of life, time, and love given to be shared with others.This has been manifested in your long beautiful marriage to a beautiful wife (magandang loob) who also shared so many gifts, love and joy most of all.You have nurtured and shared with the world a large beautiful family, each member reflecting the Christ-like qualities of their parents, so that children and grand children gladly accept their stewardship of those gracious qualities.As always true when we give our lives for others, the earnings return greater than the investments. Compadre, you are a millionaire as you look forward to eternal treasures in the Holy Love of Christ. Thank God, you have already received a down payment, the guarantee: “O what a foretaste of Glory Divine.”May we add our love and prayers that the GRACE and PEACE of Christ may give you joy now and forever.

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Elbert and Lois -(L. Elbert and Lois R. Wethington)                                                                                                                                                   4309 Sunny Court, Durham NC 27705

Dear Dr. & Mrs. Wethington,

What you have just written for Tatay and the family was the same spontaneous message I gave the first night the Bautista family gathered with Tatay at Central Church on January 9, 2008. I wonder how this could be possible? In time I will upload this message (video) at Central Church together with all the other messages from most of the members of the Bautista family at Tatay’s cyberjournal:

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-1/

Yes, Tatay and Nanay are truly alive in us, having fully understood what Tatay and Nanay came here for. The greatest gift anyone can give to another is God’s love and offer of salvation to all of us through Jesus Christ. You have done the same for the Bautista family – – for by your example, through the years, we always knew and felt that you and Lois have always been one with us because of our common bond with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our physical bodies may one day give up on us, but with God’s love and promises, truly death doesn’t have any sting! For, one day, just like Christ, we would join with our Maker in everlasting life, love and peace.

God be with you, always.

Glenn

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On Jan 24, 2008 2:14 AM, Doris Lois B Rifareal wrote

From: Loida Bautista Rifareal Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 05.36 PM
To: Doris Rifareal; jun bautista
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Fw: A Tribute for Dear Friends]

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I am forwarding this message to you. I am not sure if this is in Glenn’s cyber journal.

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Dr. & Mrs. Wethington / Ate Loida,

Here’s the active link to your email message exchanges:

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-2/

Blessings,

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Dear Glenn,


Thank you. This is  Ninong’s message last year when Tatay was very ill.  The two photos we sent were taken, first in front of their house in North Carolina and the other one in front of the Duke Diivinity School chapel where they got married years back. They invited me to visit them in North Carolina  when I was there in California to visit Tatay. They are truly are very wonderful couple and very good friend of Tatay!

Nice presentation!

Ate Loie

 
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A Letter from Gicky


A Letter from Pastor Gicky, Son of an Old Friend

Gines Soriano, a.k.a. “Nestor de Villa

A REALITY CHECK LETTER FROM GICKY SORIANO ~ ~>:) glenn

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http://lcfchurches.org/

December 24, 2007


Dear Family / Friends,

I’m thinking about Jake Taylor, a baseball catcher playing for the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 film Major League.There was a time when he was one of the best in the game until his knees were shot-out. As the baseball seasons wore on, he earned the league minimum in a team cursed with a 34 year losing streak.Caught in an upscale party one evening, the guests were intrigued with Jake being a professional baseball player and all.Soon, pointed questions were directed at him in regard to his pay scale and performance.It was obvious to everyone that he was down on his luck—another washed up player in the making.Sensing that Jake was nearing the end of his once illustrious career, the dreaded question was put forward by an irritating party host, “What are you going to do when your career ends?I mean you can’t play baseball forever, can you?”Jake responds to the heartless host in an aloof manner.He flashes a grin and replies, “Somethin’ll come up.”

I turned fifty this year.At my age I am sensing a little bit of what Jake is going through.The hard questions regarding my career and future begin to surface as I take inventory of my life.By the 28th of December, Malú and I will have been married for 25 years.The nest is slowly emptying and we are beginning to realize what it means to have only each other.Our journey together has had its ups and downs, spiced with hard turns and pleasant surprises.There were instances when we found ourselves on the verge of throwing in the towel.And moments when we decided to hunker down like desert dwellers in a sandstorm and brave life’s difficulties together.We know what it’s like to be driven to our knees before our Maker in much prayer.Thank God, our knees are not shot-out.Through it all, the Lord has led us to unravel our gifts and talents in significant times of ministry among our people living abroad.

I believe it was Moses who once wrote in the Psalms that we live for seventy years or so—and with a little luck we just might make it to eighty.In fact, he asks the pointed question and gives us its obvious answer, “And what do we have to show for it?Trouble” (Ps 90:10).You can sugarcoat life all you want but when all is said and done the span of our lives will still be littered with toil and trouble.Just when you thought you were out of the woods and in the clear, you are suddenly swamped with more of the same.

This has been a year of extremes for most of us.Uncertainty has plagued the workplace—no job is secure and no business is foolproof.The stock market is in dismal shape.Our dollar has taken a deep dive while the price of oil skyrocketed.The government and the country in general continue to operate and live beyond their means.The rumor of a recession that is running rampant may just become a reality.People feel it in their pockets and at the fuel pumps.The construction industry has hit rock bottom across the nation.The lucrative projects that lured big time investors have been mothballed indefinitely.The housing market has gone bust as massive foreclosures and fire sales prompt a buyers’ market—but no one’s buying.Car dealerships are giving away vehicles below sticker price and retail stores are slashing the cost of their goods.A multitude of unemployed workers suffer the loss of medical coverage and much needed benefits.Even illegal immigrants are self-deporting and heading back south due to a sorry lack of work.The slow economy has caused families to max out their credit cards, drain their bank accounts, and dip into the contingency or college fund to make their monthly payments.I can go on.

Someone once said, extreme times call for extreme measures.In our current situation, extreme times call for an extreme God—a God who is willing to go the distance, a God who will go to the extremes with his people to make his presence felt in our lives.The telltale crisis may be just around the corner but God’s infinite and intimate reach will grip our lives in gracious ways.

Even if the predictions for the coming year appear to be depressingly grim and the dreaded question is put forward, “What are you going to do when the year ends?You can’t change the fearful forecast that threatens us all next year, can you?”I don’t have all the answers, nobody does.No one has the corner on the crystal ball.The Spirit of God is our pillar of cloud that dwells within us, surrounds us, and leads us.And it only lifts up just enough so we can see what is immediately before us.I can’t see anything past today’s troubles.As usual, I haven’t a clue as to what our Lord is up to in our lives.It’s way beyond me.Malú and I are still utterly dependent upon God for our family’s future as we press ahead in faith with His kingdom in our sights.People who know God don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.We can’t pull it off by ourselves, but with Him at the helm the possibilities are endless.Rest assured, “somethin’ll come up!”With that thought in mind, may you treasure your time on earth though it be bumpy or smooth sailing.We are loved and blessed by an extreme God who will provide for all our needs in all seasons.

All our love,

Gicky and Malú Soriano

I grew up in a home with an ever-present loving mother and an all-to-often absentee father. Dad, as some of you know, was a very popular movie and television actor. Nestor de Villa was the original Philippine Idol during the glory days of Filipino films. He was always busy on location making movies that I hardly got the chance to develop a real relationship with him. I didn’t know it at the time but this little boy had a hole in his heart that only a father could fill—and as the years went by that emptiness deepened. I tried as best as I could to fill up that aching void with my father’s approval. I didn’t realize it then but Dad was also caught in the limelight as he continually sought the approval of his many fans and admirers. At the end of the day, he had nothing left to give me. In time I learned to live with that reality and simply consoled myself by saying, “That’s showbiz kid!”

In 1984 a Christian friend heard the cry of my needy heart and pointed out a passage in the Bible: “And because you are children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God (Gal 4:6-7).” At that moment something unexplainable happened in inside of me. God sent the Spirit of His Son to fill my empty heart. The indwelling Spirit caused my heart to cry out, “Abba! Father!” Somehow, I clearly understood and believed that I was a long lost son who had finally found the way back to his spiritual roots—I was a child of God! I was no longer a slave who hungered for human approval. I became a son and heir, not through my own effort, but through the grace of God who first sent His Son to die for me, and then sent His Spirit to live in me. That same year I discovered that my Dad surrendered his life to God and also received the Spirit of His Son in his heart. Our long lost father and son relationship was finally mended as the Spirit stitched our hearts together through the love of the Father. My wife along with the rest of the family came to Christ in the succeeding years as the Father ushered us into His heavenly family. I have learned over time that we have a Father who loves us unconditionally and has our best interest at heart. If you are the owner of a broken heart look no further than the love of God in His Son Jesus. The Spirit of Christ can fill the emptiness with an intimacy that you’ve never felt in your life—an intimacy that will cause you to know and love the Father with all your heart. Can you sense the Spirit of God’s Son filling your needy heart and causing you to cry out to Him today?

 

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (1)

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Bautista Family / Central United Methodist Church / January 27, 2008

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Tatay and Nanay stayed with Jun, Julie and April at their house in Lakewood and eventually in Cerritos, CA.

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Added at Youtube: October 15, 2006:

Nanay in this old hi-8 video greets the family in the US and sings to the family in Imus, Cavite. She just came in from the hospital but still tries to greet and cheer up everybody around her. It’s been more than seven years now and Nanay has sadly crossed over but joyfully joined our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We still miss her terribly. Tatay, likewise, expressed concern for the family and for the church work in California. -glenn

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Instant Choir led by Ms. Eunice B. Laureano at the Memorial of Rev. IP Bautista/ Funeraria del Angel (Pierce Brothers) CA / USA / Jan 5, 2008 / Video: aevangelista2/
organized by D.S. Nathanael Adiel de Pano. Dr. Frank Obien was the accompanist.

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Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you all for your presence during this time of grief for the physical loss of our beloved Tatay, but more appropriately, as you join us in grateful celebration ofa life devotedly lived for Christ. Truly werejoice and we celebratebecause on December 26, 2007, he responded to another call – to join a host of believers in Christ – the cloud of witnesses who adored, loved and served the Lord just like he did. Among them is our dear mother Eugenia who waited for him for five long years – wishing all these years that he joins her to enjoy the wonderful promisedspiritual blessings that she has so abundantly received that he missed all these years as he tarried on humanity’s temporary abode called “earth”.
He lived a simple, humble life – but is now glorified with the heavenly Father he loved, adored and served – to reign eternally with the Lord and Savior who loved and died for him as co-heirs of the promised riches in heaven. Is that not something to celebrate?
In Christ,
Glenn A. Bautista

Philippians 1: 21 – “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. – Christ means everything to me in this life, and when I die I’ll have even more.

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TATAY & NANAY SINGING “AMAZING GRACE” – Added at Youtube: October 15, 2006/Lifted from old hi-8 videotapes almost impossible to recover & record. Videography then, by our youngest bro, Johnny . . first time he held this Sony videocam which I instantaneously passed on to him to video that meaningful event with our folks in the Philippines who were about to fly back to the US. -glenn
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LINKS:

REMEMBERING GLENN’S FATHER & MOTHER:

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-1/

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-2/

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/category/remembering-tatay-nanay-3/

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You may reach the Bautista family at these contact numbers:
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Rev. Loida Rifareal – 0921-3834878 or 419-6324
Johnny Bautista – 0922-8119075 or 826-4436
Rev. John Manalo – 0918-5576295 or 363-5813

Email:

Glenn A. Bautista: bautista.glenn(at)gmail.com

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF REV. IGNACIO P . BAUTISTA / MEMORIAL SERVICES

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES / CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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Necy / Eunice

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Rev. I. P. Bautista Memorial
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“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew 25:23

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Ignacio Pinpin Bautista, an elder and minister of the United Methodist Church and tireless servant of the Lord for many decades, died peacefully in his home on December 26, 2007. He was 95, and a resident of California, USA.

Born February 2, 1912 in Mexico, Pampanga, he grew up and lived most of his working life in Tarlac and many other provinces in the Philippines. For a time he worked as a bus conductor for La Mallorca Pambusco where he met Eugenia, a passenger and a fresh deaconess graduate from Harris Memorial Training School, who would later become his wife and change his life forever. Courting Eugenia paved the way for him to understand and embrace the Protestant faith.

He entered the ministry in 1945 and attended school at the Union Theological Seminary in Manila. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1952. In the same year, he was ordained as a minister of the United Methodist Church. He took Advance Theological Studies in New York at the theological seminary there from 1962 to 1963.

Before he knew it, he became a district superintendent of the UMC and was entrusted with various other leadership roles in the church. This allowed him to visit numerous provinces in the Philippines and gave him opportunities to evangelize and build churches for the UMC. He earned the distinction of being called the “builder Pastor”. His parishioners loved him for his dedication to his calling. He opted to stay just as a simple pastor serving his church through evangelization and church construction. He emigrated to the United States in 1979 in preparation for his retirement. But his mission was not meant to be over. There, with renewed strength, he continued to spread the Word of God and founded the First Filipino United Methodist Church in Covina, California.

Throughout the years, many trials came to his family of nine children, but he overcame them all because of his passion and devotion to serve the Lord. He, together with wife Eugenia, produced a brood of faithful servants who, while mourning his loss, celebrate the abundant life he lived: children Necy, Ruth, Loie, Jun, Miriam, Glenn, Edwin and John; children-in-law Fil, Usig, Gely (deceased), Erling, Julie, Lorna, Riza, Tess; grandchildren John, Willy, Sonny, Bes, Carol, Doris, Dick, Charlie, April, Dondon, TJ, Dandan, Dindin, Kiko and David; grandchildren-in-law Tes, Arni, Richard, Arlyn, Doriene, Dana and Princess; and great-grandchildren Luther, Lien, Sarah, Zeke, Zach, Dawn, Dusk, Chloe and Charlene.

.(Drafted by Glenn A. Bautista)

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Tatay & Nanay at the Manila International Airport, en route to the United States / 1979

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Bautista Grandchildren /

(back) Jun Usig, Willy, Sonny / (middle) Bessy, Carol , Doris

(front) Charlie, Dick

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Yes, Mario . . and only kids can do that for us, I guess.
Thank you and God bless.

-glenn

On Dec 30, 2007 4:27 PM, Mario Aldeguer wrote:
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Thank you for sharing Glenn.
The happy memories of his fruitful life in one form or another eases the sadness of his loss.

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GLENN BAUTISTA to ebrifareal
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Hi dear Bes,

Thanks for your timely response> I was just thinking it would be a good thing if Sonny can video-interview Zeke & Zach just like what I did for Dindin- – and upload it at youtube. Pastor Jun and the rest can do this as well, of course anybody who has a digital camera with the video feature. Just make sure that even for a short time, embedding the video (sharing options) is allowed so I can feature these videos at our blog-site for Tatay & Nanay.

I still have a lot of pix & videos to upload . . hay, sabi nga ni Doris, parang d na matatapos!

Take care, luv u

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-uncle glenn

On Dec 31, 2007 12:49 PM, < ebrifareal(at)gmail.com> wrote:

Uncle, ganda ng taped testimonial ni Dindin! Pati yung sa tatlo was fun, esp the part with Lolo and Lola. Si Mommy tawa ng tawa! We (3 of us) watched both videos last night. Sana uncle you can also do one of Charlie (kung may time pa). Sa dami ninyong magkakapatid, nagkaroon ng two generations ang mga apo ni Lolo: the first from Kuya Jun to Charlie, and the younger generation from Dondon to David. And from ‘our generation’ Charlie seemed to have had the most special relationship with Lolo, having lived with Lolo and Lola during that period of Lolo’s life when he was an active servant of the Church here in the Philippines. Lolo had been a “Lolo” for more than 40 years! Maybe Charlie can give us a picture of a younger Lolo Asyong.

Just some thoughts… I hope I’m not imposing. Thanks for the videos, and for providing us with a repository (quite useful indeed!) in your blogsite.
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On Dec 31, 2007 12:01 AM, <ebrifareal(at)gmail.com> wrote:
Uncle, the list you quoted below came from Doris not me.

Texted Dindin this afternoon and asked for her address, but didn’t get reply yet. Yes she ought to be in the loop also because she’s in touch with Uncle Edwin and it would help if she knows what’s going on here. Baka si David alam? -bes
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On 2007.12.30 10:27 PM, GLENN BAUTISTA wrote: Thanks for this . . Bes
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Does anybody have Dindin’s email addy?
She has a lot to view, her videos and her own photos I uploaded.
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We need her feedback too.
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Gani,
In behalf of the family, thank you so much for your kind words of comfort.
I’m sharing your thoughts about Tatay to the rest of the family.
Blessings to you and your family.
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GLENN BAUTISTA to Gani
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Yes, this is a good photo. But, I’ll use both, ok lang?

-glenn

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On Jan 6, 2008 3:44 AM, Gani Lazaro wrote:
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Glenn,
Here is another photo (taken last Christmas Eve, December 24, 2007). This time our family is complete. From left to right: our son, Ian, my wife, Cynthia, our daughter, Charmaine and our youngest daughter, Justine.
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Pastor Gani
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From: Charmaine Lazaro
Date: Jan 5, 2008 11:37 AM
Subject: Other Photo
To: Gani Lazaro, Cynthia Lazaro

As requested courtesy of Justine’s Facebook page.

Charmaine

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Dear Eunice, Ruth, Jun, Loida, Mir, Glenn and Johnny (and your loved ones):.
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I send you the embrace of our love, the comfort and assurance of our faith in God through Jesus Christ during this time of grief and loss — you have lost a caring, loving and good father. We, in the UMC community, have lost a man of faith, a faithful servant of the Lord, respected colleague in ministry, friend and mentor to many pastors, a pastor whose visions and dedication to the work of the Lord inspired many to give their best — a child of God who, in many ways, became an effective instrument of God’s grace during his earthly journey! My wife and I feel deep sorrow because of his death but, at the same time, joy and exaltation because of a life well-lived. We thank God for the blessing that was D.S. Bautista!D. S. and Nanay were just like “Tatay” and “Nanay” to us when we were in Quezon City (Kamuning and, then, San Francisco Del Monte) and, especially, when we were in Bicol (Daet, Camerines Norte). D. S. and I enjoyed some very happy, meaningful and inspiring times during our ministry in Daet. I can almost still see his smiles … hear his laughter … feel his fatherly/friendly embrace. His affirmation, his trust and support during that time enabled me … energized me to, with abandon, use and share the gifts and skills in ministry that God had given me. The result was a life and ministry for us (my family and our faith community in Daet) which, we were sure, made our God smile in approving ways upon us. Before I left for the USA to study, again, it was D. S. who was with me, giving me some very affirming and encouraging words. And when I was already working/serving in Canadian churches, we had had some opportunity to re-connect … converse on the phone. Similarly, D. S. was there … showering me with affirmation and support, sharing laughter on the phone (that, while I am typing this e-mail, I can still hear.. can still feel the love, the caring and trust in his voice; and, of course, the “pagbibiro” … the “panunukso” …).It was a few years ago, he was already feeling the limitations of aging, when he told me, “… naiinip na nga ako, Gani. Ready na ako pero ayaw pa akong kunin.” I knew he was ready to leave this world to be with his Lord in the Kingdom of eternal joy and rest. He has finished the race, he is now wearing the crown that he fully deserves!Last year, it was July, when I last called to tell him of our relocation to Vancouver. He no longer was able to talk (Mir told me) but Mir let me talk with him. I did. And while I was talking with him, Mir told me that his reaction was “he knew me … he remembered me.. and appreciated my calling …” That felt good!
May you continue to allow the Spirit to support and sustain you these days. Our loving God is near and, in many differenr ways, makes his love real to you (especially, during this time of loss and sorrow).I want to share a prayer by Joyce Rupp (taken from her book, Praying our Goodbyes):”… Jesus, to the very end you lived our humanity, that life where one must always let go, must pass through death to enter into the fullness of life, that life where joy never completely buries sadness, where we move through days that demand goodbyes and come to moments that leave us no choice but to bid farewell to our loved ones.
… Jesus remind me in my own sad-heart time not to lose sight of the other side of ache, that glorious moment of happy homecoming, waiting for all of us in the loving hello of the Father. Send your Spirit to deepen my faith and to soften my sadness so that the vision of homecoming hopes will overpower the aches and struggles in all of life’s farewells and goodbyes. Sustain me in this time of grief and comfort me as I experience this great loss in my life. Amen
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GLENN BAUTISTA to Gani
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Thanks Pastor Gani, will have this at Tatay’s Cyberjournal. Take care.

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On Jan 6, 2008 3:34 AM, Gani Lazaro wrote:
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Hello, Glenn!
Here is a photo of our family. On my left is my wife, Cynthia; on Cynthia’s left is Ian, our son; on my right is Charmaine, our oldest daughter; on Charmaine’s right are Janette and Leiden, Cynthia’s sisters. Our youngest daughter, Justine, is not in the picture (when this picture was taken, December 23, Justine’s plane had just probably landed … she came home for Christmas from Ontario where she was studying {University of Waterloo}).
Regards to everybody,
Pastor Gani

From: Charmaine Lazaro

Date: Jan 5, 2008 10:44 AM
Subject: Photo
To: Gani Lazaro, Cynthia Lazaro

Attached is your photo. Just forward to include the attachment.

Charmaine

From: ma. rhodora salas

To: Jose Perez
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2008 10:58:06 PM
Subject: Re: [SharingPresidents3830] Fw: Glenn’s Father
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HI Pres. Pete!
Happy new year to you!
May I please ask for Glenn’s cell number and landline number? I know I got it from him during the district christmas party at tito Ato’s house. However, i lost my phone last Dec. 23 and am still in the process of reconstructing my directory. I’ve got a long way to go in getting all the numbers back.
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I would like to personally extend my condolences to him and it will be the same for my folks too, I’m sure.
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Thanks a mucho,
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SAG Rhoda Salas
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Ps: Text message from Ernie Salas: . . also just heard last night about your father. Please accept the family’s deepest condolence late it may be. –Ernie

Thank you, PP “Romy”,

Tatay only left us physically but has only started his journey with his Maker into everlasting peace, joy and life. We may mourn his passing away here on earth but, on the other hand, in his resurrected body, it calls for a celebration in heaven! And if we truly understand this, it is also a cause for a celebration even here on earth. Like Christ, Tatay came to earth, lived, suffered and died so that others may live. In his resurrected body, he is now rejoined with my mother with all their brothers and sisters in Christ, with God the Father.

Here’s Tatay’s grandchildren video-interviewing me at my brother Johnny’s place:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv3f66hYrJQ

and me, video-interviewing Tatay’s grandchildren:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJOKe9ZVdE

And here’s a link to all communications regarding Tatay,
click “Remembering Tatay & Nanay” – 1,2 & 3 at the menu on the right:

https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/

We miss you at our RCPSucat fellowship and Christmas parties. Come home, soon.
My sincere gratitude, bro. Kind regards to our Rotarian brothers there.

Chair. “Glenn” / RCPSucat

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On Jan 2, 2008 5:55 AM, romeo gomez wrote:
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Bro, Letty and I and my family are extending our heartfelt condolences to you and to the whole Bautista family for the passing away of your beloved father last Decemebr 26, 2007.
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We will always pray for him.
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From: Jose Perez
To: Ric Dela Torre

Cc:
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2008 10:45:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SharingPresidents3830] Fw: Glenn’s Father
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Dear DS Ric,
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In behalf of Chair Glenn,
I thank you for extending your condolences
and prayers to Glenn and family.
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I will send him a copy of your letter.
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God bless.
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Schedule of Memorial Services:
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In Rotary Service,Pres. Pete / RCPSucat
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From: Ric Dela Torre
To: Jose Perez
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2008 11:20:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SharingPresidents3 830] Fw: Glenn’s Father
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Please extend to Glenn and his family our prayers and condolences on the passing on of his Tatay to the next life.

DS Ric

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from Anthony Cristobal
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subject Re: [SharingPresidents3830] Fw: Glenn’s Father

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Chair Glenn,

Condolence to you my friend Glenn and to your loved ones.

God bless always,

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Papa Tony

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On Jan 6, 2008 11:04 PM, Jose Perez wrote:
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Dear SP Classmates,
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For those who know my good friend, Glenn – – here’s a letter from him.
In Rotary Service,
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Philippians 1: 21 – “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. – Christ means everything to me in this life, and when I die I’ll have even more.


LINKS:REMEMBERING GLENN’S FATHER & MOTHER:

http://glenlorndav. wordpress. com/category/ remembering- tatay-nanay- 2/

http://glenlorndav. wordpress. com/category/ remembering- tatay-nanay- 3/ .

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Remembering Tatay & Nanay

Bautista Family

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Exodus 20:12 / King James Version
12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Link to 45 photos with Tatay /Nanay’s Memorial Service:

http://bautclan.multiply.com/photos/album/50/Memorial_Service_for_NANAY_CA

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“The artist himself was born in Orion, Bataan in 1947 to a large family of eight children.

His father being a Methodist minister, religion had a strong influence from his formative years.

From his mother, who nurtured his artistic talent, he inherited the sense for beauty and the dexterity for fashioning things.

lifted from “The Uncommon Art of Glenn

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Nanay doing creative work with children & staff

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Two of Nanay‘s many Cross-stitch works

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Ate Loida with her Cross-stitch work of our Beloved Tatay

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Nanay doing creative work with children & staff

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Past and Recent Photos of Nanay

 

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Kuya Fil at Nanay’s Necrological Service

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Kuya Fil & Ate Necy with Nanay at the Hospital after the accident

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Design / Doris Rifareal

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A Song for Nanay, her favorite hymn,

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Come Every Soul, by Sin Oppressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQwzyeYoWRo

(John 14)

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. – (KJV)

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Nanays favorite song

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Tatay & Nanay w/ Glenn’s Painting “The Event” (behind)

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Nanay & Miriam

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Loida, Nanay, Necy & Ruth

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A few Photos of our Dear Tatay

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Grandaughter, Dindin casually talks about her Lolo (grandpa) “Asyong” both expressed in the Filipino and English languages. She misses her Lolo for when he was here in the Philippines, her Lolo would really spend quality time with her. She will become a nurse, soon.

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Bautista Family

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Glenn, David & Lorna (1989) photo by Johnny

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When my mother suffered a fall that caused a fracture to her hip joint, the entire Bautista family was also in pain. Four days later, she left us to join our Maker.

When she left, surprisingly I felt extremely peaceful and relieved that my mother’s suffering was over. From the third floor of our house, I made my way downstairs to our library to look for the hymn Bessy, my niece, mentioned, that relates to my mother’s story about seeing children singing in her dream, in broad daylight.

After some effort, I was able to get hold of the (red-cover) Methodist Hymnal. I merely opened the hymnal and alas ! – – it opened to the song “Only Trust Him” which my mother sang when she was in terrible pain – somehow telling me that her passing away was no accident at all. ~~~>:) glenn
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Sent in by Bessy Rifareal (January 8, 2002)

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One night I could not sleep, not even a wink because of my hard breathing. I sat up to ease my breathing and prayed really hard to God to touch me and help me. After that I kept still. Then, I decided to look for a prayer song, so I got Tatay’s hymnal. This was 12:00 midnight.

I looked over the pages for a while and then found a song which has the words in the chorus: “Only trust Him, only trust Him now. He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now.” When I looked at the verses, I did not know the tune so I studied the notes until I learned it . . . The title of the song is “Come Every Soul by Sin Oppressed” . . This is the song I often sing as a prayer.

What I would really like to tell you is about my experience during my last week in the hospital. It is something I do not understand . . . I was drinking fruit juice as it was time for morning snack. Suddenly, in front of me I saw three cute little girls, neatly dressed and dancing gracefully under some tall trees on a grassy ground, twisting their arms and legs beautifully. I was looking at them and enjoying it, but at the same time I was wondering what I was seeing in such broad daylight . . . After some time, two more children joined the girls, one on each side, but they did not dance. Then, they all disappeared.

Later that day, while I was having lunch, I heard a voice singing the song I tried to sing that midnight I could not breathe: “Come Every Soul by Sin Oppressed”. I couldn’t place where the voice was coming from, but there she was singing my prayer song over and over again . . . The following day, while I was lying down resting and wide awake, once again I saw a big group of children under several tall trees, standing in front of me on the right side. They were all looking at where I was. For a while I looked at them in silence. Then I began to say something. I said, “Do you know what, I have a friend. His name is Jesus. He is my best friend, because He loves me so much and I love Him, too. All these years, he cared for me and gave me all that I need, like food, clothing, the house where I live, my loving parents, my brothers and sisters, and my friends. Because He was the One who made all things, He loves all the children of the world, even if they do not know Him.

“You may not know Him but he knows every one of you . . . He loves every one of you.” I sang all the children’s songs I remember, and they all listened. Meanwhile, while I was singing, I saw more children coming toward us from every direction untill all the children were gathered in front of me. (At that moment I thought of the children of Afghanistan) They were so many, I enjoyed singing to them all the children’s songs I remember, and telling them about Jesus’ love for them. It took quite a while, then they disappeared. I really do not know if I was singing loud enough for the patients around to hear. If I were, they might think I was out of my mind.

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Nanay’s Letter to Glenn, Lorna, David

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Nanay’s Letter to Glenn, Lorna, David

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Tatay & Nanay Singing with the family at Glenn’Studio, Imus Cavite (1998)

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Tatay & Nanay Arrival at the Int’l Airport / 1998

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Dear Folks!
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Here’s sharing with you DS N. Adiel de Pano’s message during the necrological service Janaury 4. Please read and keep for your records.
Glenn please include in CyberJournal for Tatay.
Thanks!
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Bautista Family / Central United Methodist Church (1965)

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Bautista Family / Central United Methodist Church / January 27, 2008

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Dear folks,

We’re drawing up a list of surviving family members for the worship service bulletins: first full names only (no surname), arranged in order of position in the family and by category. Kung meron pa pong anak o asawa na nakaligtaan (o hindi alam!), pakisabi na lang po. Please check for spelling errors and if we got the full names right. Salamat ng marami!

Bes

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CHILDREN
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CHILDREN-IN-LAW
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On Jan 18, 2008 2:40 PM, jbautist wrote:

Dear Glenn, Ate and kuya Fil, Ate Loie,
Hope medyo relax na kayo dyan after the series of events that struck our lives. Although our grieving process is just sinking in, I’m sorry to tell you that kuya Ely is not doing well. Because kuya Ely was confined in the hospital for five months now, has frequent cardiac arrest lately, now hooked on a respirator, the Apolinario family have decided not to prolong kuya’s sufferings. Tomorrow the respirator will be disconnected and kuya Ely will stay in hospice facility. This info was phoned by ate Auring this early evening. Our hearts and prayers for ate Mila. How will she handle all of this? She herself is not feeling well. Because of her stress, fatigue, etc… she is seriously ill with advance abdominal cancer. Jun and i can’t believe this is happening to them.
Hope nakarating yung mga taster’s choice coffees and boxes of chocolates @ 2 for each family including Dick and Rev. Jun.
Ate Loie, I just read your email. We will pray for Lien. She will be OK because she is surrounded with love and a faithful child of God.
Julie
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Hi Ate Julie,Kamusta na po kayo? Nakakagulat po talaga ang inyong balita dahil ng huling nagsulatan si Ate Mila at Glenn sa email ay masaya at puno ng pag asa si Ate Mila dahil sa bumubuting kalagayan ni Kuya Ely. Siguro nga po ay wala na tayong magagawa kundi ipanalangin na lamang natin ang kalagayan ni Ate Mila. The Lord knows best.Ok naman po sila Ate Necy at Kuya Fil, Edwin at Miriam. Medyo nagkasakit konti sila Ate Necy from Hawaii at si Ate Miriam pagkatapos ng libing. Ok na sila ngayon at naghahanda ng umuwi dyan.Ingat po. Lorna / Glenn
ps: salamat po pala ng marami sa mga chocolates at coffee na ipinadala ninyo.


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GRANDCHILDREN
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GLENN BAUTISTA to Johanna, bcc: Elizabeth, bcc: Doris, bcc: Jun(Jay), bcc: Loida, bcc: Doriene, bcc: dindin
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Hi Carol,

It’s good to hear from you. Yes, we will take care of your Mom and Dad. They are a bit rested now and are on their way to being with a few friends. They are soon going to Olongapo maybe with the Sanoys. Take care.

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Hi Uncle,

Thanks for the update and the pic. So, I see mom is getting pushed while on the wheelchair by dad, who’s pushing dad????? Anyway, I hope all get some rest after Lolo’s memorial services and please tell mom and dad to take care of themselves.

Please say hello to everyone there for me.

Love,
Carol

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Glenn’s Early Religious Works / 1964-67

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THE EVENT / by Glenn A. Bautista

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It was 1965 and I was 17 years old when my father, a Methodist minister, encouraged me to join an International Art Competition. Submitted artworks were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair. Sixty entries from all over the world were received and visitors at the fair casually voted for the artwork they wished to win. I almost hit the ceiling of our house jumping for joy when I received a registered “airmail” from WorldLit-Lit & Christian Literature notifying me that I had won the art competition.

Not too long after the announcement, I received a check and some boxes of Christmas cards of my artwork, “The Event”. I was never the same since then. I maintained the same passion I had then in painting all through these years- with only a few interruptions. Below is a brief description of what I had in mind when I worked on this award-winning piece.

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THE EVENT / by Glenn A. Bautista

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“The Birth Scene is THE EVENT designed by God to usher into the world the Kingdom of Heaven. The faint outline of the world, cross, and Bible suggest that the translation of THE EVENT into human experience has not proceeded far enough. But modern man need not accept defeat! The three Wise Men and their modern counterparts are still persistently pointing to the Star of Bethlehem as the one sure hope of peace,” says artist Glenn Bautista, of Manila.

The Event(tempera on board), First Prize Winner, International Christmas Art Competition, New York World’s Fair, New York, N.Y., U.S.A., World Literacy and Christian Literature, NCC 475 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10027 @ WLCL, Printed in U.S.A.

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After a number of portraits and landscapes, religious subjects began to occupy the artist more and more. In fact it was in his paintings of religious themes that he came to the attention of a wider public. His early paintings of religious subjects were done in the idiom of transparent prismatic cubism, more curvilinear than geometric and which, moreover, had a luminous, stained-glass effect.

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Of a technical virtousity, they often portrayed human figures, many of them children, in attitudes of worship done in style which endowed the subjects with an appealing freshness and innocence. Among the canvases of this period were Peace, He Took them in His Arms, Providence and Jesus Loves Me. Another painting; The Event, won first prize in the International Christmas Art Competition in New York in 1964.

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The Event ’65 / tempera on board – 16″ x 20″ inches /
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In this painting, Glenn Bautista himself wrote: The faint outlines of the world, the cross, and the Bible in the painting suggest that the translation of “The Event” into human experience has not proceeded far enough. But modern man need not despair. The three wise men and their modern counterparts are still persistently pointing to the Star of Bethlehem as the one sure hope of peace.”

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He Took Them in His Arms / oil on canvas – 32″ x 56″ inches /
by Glenn A. Bautista

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In 1970 the New World Outlook, a magazine in the United States, reproduced “He Took Them in His Arms” in full color. These works bring together numerous religious symbols which are superimposed in curvilinear transparent planes of delicate hues on the figures of people and children.

These early works are orthodox Christian in content and infused with a feeling of reverence that the stained glass quality lends. However, his later religious works became increasingly eclectic in character. The artist no longer remained within the confines of Christianity but brought in diverse elements from Asian religions, particularly Buddhism, in order to create a spiritual synthesis and a universal ecumenism of religious worship. Although Glenn Bautista later turned to other subjects and themes, there always lingered a trace of the religious in his paintings, either visually, as a solitary Christ figure in unfamiliar landscapes or as a mood in mystical or supernatural atmosphere.

My UP (Peyups) Days / 1964-69 & Kunstakademie/Guest Student / 1980-85

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The Uncommon Art of Glenn

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Associate Justice Jorge C. Bocobo

Another important portrait of the period is that of Associate Justice Jorge C. Bocobo, commissioned by his son, Israel. Instead of doing a formal portrait, the artist superimposed symbols in circular and prismatic forms, on the face of the subject. Nonetheless, it achieves a striking likeness and the work itself was used as model for a commemorative stamp.

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Associate Justice Jorge Bocobo / Mural (9′ ft.x 14′ ft.) by Glenn Bautista

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Glenn Bautista  also did a few landscapes in this period, one of which, entitled Carillon, alluding to the familiar feature of the university campus, foreshadowed his later concern with space. Almost abstract, the painting is minimal it its elements; its strong linear perspective serves to set off the large sweep of road, a modulating light blue against the burnt sienna of the surroundings, the structures of the buildings cropped and barely suggested. It is a work which bears affinities with the urban landscapes of Lyonel Feininger with their emphatic direction lines, structural aspect, and minimal detail.

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The UP Carillon & Abueva Gate Sculpture
(24″ x 36″ inches) University of the Philippine
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Thanks RodS & Dan-dan for these two images of Ninong “Peping” Joya and my quick sketch I did in his drawing class. I merely visited the UPCFA in Diliman, QC when I met Ninong “Peping” on the fourth floor and he invited me to sketch in his drawing class. He gave me a sketch pad and a charcoal pencil to participate with his students. After I sketched, he got my sketch and talked about it to the class, having a deep understanding as to what made me do a skeletal and partially flesh drawing of the nude model. He said that only if one understands the human body can one come up with such an interpretative sketch . . . Ninong “Peping” gave time to be with people to encourage them to be creative, especially with me. We miss you, Ninong “Peping”. (at University of the Philippines, Gonzales Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
• Glenn A. Bautista: Here’re are some comments from Dan-dan’s previous posting of my sketch with Prof. Jose Joya.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Dan-dan, I remember this sketch . . . my godfather, National artist, Jose “Peping” Joya invited me to join his drawing class when I visited the UP College of Fine Arts. I remember him telling something to his class about this sketch. Can you take a better photo using daylight w/o the glare so I can include this to my art site? How did this sketch get to your mom? Can you ask her? Now, can you guess what the drawing is about? This is a rare drawing in a rare setting. Thanks for letting me know. Meron pa bang iba? Can you take good photos for my site? I know you have a few more pastels. Just angle the framed pastels so you don’t get the glare, and background it against a dark background so as not to have a reflection or mirror image. Thanks a lot .
• Dan Bautista: I didn’t ask how she got it. I’ll try to take a better pic next time uncle. I left the house na po kasi. Just wanted to share it, i bet it gives you a lot of good memories. June 29, 2012 at 7:53pm via mobile
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Bitoy, tennis ka pa? Musta sa pamilya. Lungkot dto sa tate. Lapit na kaming magbakasyon. June 29, 2012 at 9:31pm
• Enrique S. Bontia: Hi Glen this is Ike Bontia, i’m here in Dallas ‘san ka sa Tx? If you are in the vicinity let’s have coffee. June 30, 2012 at 5:13pm
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Ike, we are 270 miles apart, medyo long drive na rin . . . call me if you can: 469-964-8328 – July 1, 2012 at 9:40pm
• Rizalinda Bautista: Hi Glenn! this sketch has been with me for a long-long time. I think i salvaged it from a heap of things for trash when we were together in BF Homes. It’s crumpled and torn on its sides but I managed to fix it a little bit. I think I also have a sketch u made of Dondon as a very little boy playing near you while you were sketching-painting. This one didn’t have your signature tho but am sure it was around late 1979 to early 1980 when you sketched it. I will ask Dandan to take a pic of it to be sent to you one of these days. -June 27 at 8:56pm –
• Alfredo Roces: Glenn, I recognize tha back of Abe Cruz and beside Baby is Tony Quintos. Both Tony and Abe have left us. God bless, – Ding.
• Alfredo Roces: keep on writing about your times Glenn.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, DingR, I have been digging up images from my hard disks and photos sent in to me by David, many of which I had not seen. Just organizing these images is not an easy task. But having the present digital tools right in front of me, I should not really be complaining. Now, I seem to understand why you love to write, a skill I have totally neglected. Thanks, DingR . 

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UPCFA Schoolmates / 1963-69

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 Ernesto V Enrique: Familiar siya. Di naman natin kaidad? Armand Bacaltos: Kasama namin sa Available Light Movement at Ma's Concern singing group, Tats. Shell winner sa photography. Armand Bacaltos: Natatandaan siguro sya ni Boy Y. Ernesto V Enrique: Naalala ko na. Sumalangit nawa... Lilledeshan Bose: I remember reunions at his mom's house Ernesto V Enrique: I-share ko lang kay Boy. Armand Bacaltos: Di na nga nya naabutan yung awarding sa Shell. Maria Natale: I can still see you playing the piano at Vinchu's house that night. You are truly missed. Armand Bacaltos: Santy and I were spared the grief of that tragic event as we no longer proceeded to Vichu's place after coming home late from the Shell on -the-spot contest in Kawit, Cavite. Edgar Salazar: We miss him Len Francisco: Thanks for the memories, Pohl! Glenn A. Bautista: I can still hear his low voice at d upcfa restroom, close to d mirror on d left corner, "pastor, ano pakulo mo ngayon? . . . Armand Bacaltos: "Sayang talaga si Pohl, sana si Bert na lang" - Ben Navea ,,,,,"Putchat naman,e!" - Bert Alex Gaddi: Really miss those characters. I should've spent more time with you guys after college. Glenn A. Bautista: Bim, pati ba c Bert? Armand Bacaltos: Yup, RIP. Glenn A. Bautista: "namputchat naman. . . d bale, kitakits na lang sa kabila . . .

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Pohl Soller † , Bert San Luis †
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Ernesto V Enrique: Familiar siya. Di naman natin kaidad?
Armand Bacaltos: Kasama namin sa Available Light Movement at Ma’s Concern singing group, Tats. Shell winner sa photography.
Armand Bacaltos: Natatandaan siguro sya ni Boy Y.
Ernesto V Enrique: Naalala ko na. Sumalangit nawa…
Lilledeshan Bose: I remember reunions at his mom’s house
Ernesto V Enrique: I-share ko lang kay Boy.
Armand Bacaltos: Di na nga nya naabutan yung awarding sa Shell.
Maria Natale: I can still see you playing the piano at Vinchu’s house that night. You are truly missed.
Armand Bacaltos: Santy and I were spared the grief of that tragic event as we no longer proceeded to Vichu’s place after coming home late from the Shell on -the-spot contest in Kawit, Cavite.
Edgar Salazar: We miss him
Len Francisco: Thanks for the memories, Pohl!
Glenn A. Bautista: I can still hear his low voice at d upcfa restroom, close to d mirror on d left corner, “pastor, ano pakulo mo ngayon? . . .
Armand Bacaltos: “Sayang talaga si Pohl, sana si Bert na lang” – Ben Navea ,,,,,”Putchat naman,e!” – Bert
Alex Gaddi: Really miss those characters. I should’ve spent more time with you guys after college.
Glenn A. Bautista: Bim, pati ba c Bert?
Armand Bacaltos: Yup, RIP.
Glenn A. Bautista: “namputchat naman. . . d bale, kitakits na lang sa kabila . . .

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UPCFA Schoolmates – Locker Room / 1963-69
Front: Hector Lopez, Bim Bacaltos, Ody Francisco †
Back: Glenn Bautista, Pohl Soller †, Bert San Luis† , Alex Gaddi, Ed Monariz, Bon Reyes,

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Ernesto V Enrique: Familiar siya. Di naman natin kaidad?

Armand Bacaltos: Kasama namin sa Available Light Movement at Ma’s Concern singing group, Tats. Shell winner sa photography.

Armand Bacaltos: Natatandaan siguro sya ni Boy Y.

Ernesto V Enrique: Naalala ko na. Sumalangit nawa…

Lilledeshan Bose: I remember reunions at his mom’s house

Ernesto V Enrique: I-share ko lang kay Boy.

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Vinchu Lapid: September 25th was our friend Teresa’s birthday. That’s why there was a party. She’s in heaven now too. RIP

Maria Natale: Si Ody din RIP na di ba?

Vinchu Lapid: Dami na Medy. Sonny too.

Maria Natale: We should really stay in touch these days! Keep the good friends near.

Glenn A. Bautista: That’s good info, Vinchu . I was in Santa Barbara, CA and when I learned – – I burned my right eyebrow while cooking (oil spilt) and hurt my right fist ‘coz I boxed the kitchen door – my landlady was so surprise . Noli went on straight with his letter about Pohl’s crossing over. Here I was in this link – -> when I re-visited my art studio and school in Santa Barbara together with some of my high school mates last May-June 2013:

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“Excerpts on My Art”

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Coralscape ’84 pastel by Glenn A. Bautista

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The Uncommon Art of Glenn Bautista

by Alice G. Guillermo 

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Glenn A. Bautista: Maria, Ody slept with me for a few days when I was staying in San Francisco del Monte, QC. His small car was so heavy and I was surprise to find out what was inside . . .

Maria Natale: The Volkswagen!

Glenn A. Bautista: Maria, it didn’t look like d Volkswagen, that was Bing-bing’s, right? Perhap’s this was Sarah’s time . .

Glenn A. Bautista: Naalala ko tuloy yung kwento kay Rebillion na nakaitim at mahaba ang buhok . . wala na siguro yung “citroen” nya na may butterfly sa taas ata? Cno ba nag kwento nito?

Glenn A. Bautista: Sinong online sa facebook video chat, parang masarap mag tsismis, hehe . . ?

Cary Abeleda: It was me!! Didn’t get to see his wheels though.

Glenn A. Bautista: ah, that’ right, Cary . .

June Dalisay: Pohl, gentle and sweet, in our hearts you sleep

Rene Panlilio: yes, i remember Pohl, tahimik…

Glenn A. Bautista: Is this the June I know? . . musta na?

Glenn A. Bautista: Tahimik c Pohl pero pag tumawa, super lakas at tuluy-tuloy . .

I can still hear him laugh.

Emmanuel Garalde: Thank you Bim. Forgot about September 25. The day started with us shooting the ROTC parade in review at the sunken garden. There was so much happening and excitement. We took a lot of pictures. A guy running in the middle of the field in uniform then, taking it off and setting it on fire. Then a group of ROTC officers giving him a flying kick and beating him up. Remember, this was during the height of student activism in UP. After this event we went to Vinchu’s house. He must have been so tired. But very happy. He was joking and laughing a lot. We did not know he was sick. His heart just stopped!

Imelda Cajipe Endaya: Remember Pohl. Was it 1971, Bim? Parang earlier pa, I think we were only 17 or 18 then.

June Dalisay: Yes, Glenn, this is JUne Poticar : )

Peggy Bose: Happy birthday , Pohl. We remember you in our prayers.

Emmanuel Garalde: Yes Peggy. Let us remember and pray for Pohl, Santy, Ben, Bert, Ody, Sarah, Ed M., Sonny Barros, Tanglung Simpliciano.

Peggy Bose: And Sonia Barros and Liza Salazar. And Papu Leynes and Ed Araullo and Egay Navarro. I do enumerate them , and us too, when I pray.

Armand Bacaltos: Meps, yes it was…can’t ever forget the date. Must be ironically because Santy and I weren’t there when it happened that made it more unforgettable.

Imelda Cajipe Endaya: Lord God, thank you for the lives of those who have gone ahead of us. Eternal peace to their souls. And grant Your light and grace to us who continue to live earth’s journey.

Vinchu Lapid: Ang dami ng gone. Thanks for the list Noli and Peggy. I will be praying too. And I pray for our health specially Glenn’s and Beth Garalde’s and Ed Soriano’s.

Thelma Aranzaso Soriano: Hi Vinchu ! Hi everyone! Ed says thanks for remembering him. Yes let us pray for good health and accepting old age is a reality !!!!

Donna Lynn Abaya Caparas: Hey, that’s Uncle Babut. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Liceralde Elloso Celdran:Yes, let’s keep praying for our friends’ who have gone ahead of us and most especially for their families and friends they have left

Teresa Liceralde Elloso Celdran: …they have left behind. Yes Pohl Soller, the boyish man behind the camera…you will always be remembered.

Melinda Soller-Abaya: To all the friends of Pohl…. Thank you for your prayers. We truly miss him.

Vinchu Lapid: Thelma, Prayers for Len’s Tata too.

Sonia Carreon: Thanks for the tag, Bim. So sorry to learn about the passing of Pohl just now. I remember him well with that colorful vest and his camera. May he rest in peace of the Lord.

Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, Pohl’s negatives might be in your house in BF. Lots of memories in those fotos.

Len Francisco: (Vinch, thanks for remembering Tata! Praise God talaga, he’s recovering!) Diba somehow Sept 25 always reconnects us? We have that to thank Pohl for. Parang ngang it hasn’t been over 40yrs since, and looking at this photo brings back plenty of fond memories. I’m praying that by God’s grace, we will all have the next (many more) years to look forward to–joyful for every day of fresh new mercies, grateful for dear family and friends, still able to do the things we love to do kahit with 50% the energy (pati lakwatsa, and adventure like Medy), AND surviving–with a smile, even better-laughter, and the least kasungitan, worry and anxiety–everything that aging brings. Aray! Araguyguy! Arouch! Masakit lahat… (osteoarthritis) Nako saan ko ba nailapag yung salamin ko? Ay suot ko pala!! (memory lapse) Wow sarap! Crispy dinuguan, crispy pata, lechon kawali! Not!! (cholesterol) Pakagat lang please sa Krispy Kreme o J.Co doughnut na yan!!! (blood sugar)

Len Francisco: Salamat Bim for posting and tagging, at salamat rin sa mga Joaquinisms. Pampasaya ng araw, keep ’em coming!

Emmanuel Garalde :Good P.M. , nice to hear from you Manang Linda, Do you still have Pohl’s Album. I would like to copy them.

Thelma Aranzaso Soriano: Sept 25 1971 will forever be in my mind! Remembering Pohl and Teresa! We miss you !

Glenn A. Bautista: Len, sis . . may pangkontra naman sa lahat, choles & Inflamm–>krill oil, sugar–>cinnamon, osteoarthritis-ginger & dr, scholl orthotics, pain –>search “melt method”, walang gastos . . just ask dr. glenn, ok?

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Emmanuel Garalde / Glenn A. Bautista
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Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, remember this. I took a picture of this painting with my phone. The painting is at the executive house, the residence of the U.P. president inside the Diliman Campus. The U.P. president is Fred Pascual, husband of Menchu Martinez, kasabay natin sa Fine Arts.
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Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Noli. I distinctly remember this artwork. UP Pres. S.P. Lopez asked me to see him at his office (admin-where the Oblation is) and found this artwork hanging on his office wall. This was my entry for an On-the Spot art competition in Baguio that placed 2nd, I think. I think you were there too, got bored and headed home to Manila. The proud Glenn protested that this artwork should have been 1st place, hehe. Lito Carating got the 1st place. I didn’t know that then, when I protested. I had to explain that to Lito after the competition. Because of this incident, Pres SP Lopez commissioned me to do a wall mural 12 feet x 36 feet for his office (admin). There were times when the Board of Regents met with SP, and I was asked about certain issues concerning UP while I was up there on a scaffolding painting, hehe.
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Glenn A. Bautista: Exchanges with Meps: Imelda Cajipe Endaya: What’s the year of this painting?

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Cut-Outs 1980 / Kunstakademie / Dusseldorf, Germany

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1980 – 1985: Glenn A. Bautista,

Art Student/Kunstakademie,

Dusseldorf, Germany

http://glennbautista.com/art/cutouts.html 

http://glennbautista.com/art/pastels.html

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In West Germany in the mid-eighties, Glenn Bautista would do a view from his third floor window, a section of city-scape bring to the fore environments’s geometric and structural features, the principle of order in a rational and industrialized society. (AGG)

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A quality which is remarkable in this works and in all the others is that of impeccable draughtsmanship, at the same time that technical discipline is felicitously wedded with artistic insight. (AGG)

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Future’s Past Vergangenheit der Zukunft

by Alice Guerrero Guillermo

Undoubtedly one of the most gifted artists of his generation, Glenn Bautista believes in total creativity. Wide-ranging in his production, he has distinguished himself in painting, whether in oil, pastel, or watercolor, in printmaking, particularly lithography, and in sculpture, freestanding or relief. He knew his artistic vocation from an early age — he was born in 1947 in Orion, Bataan — and he has since pursued his career with a single-mindedness of purpose.

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Thus, he graduated with a degree of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines in 1969, and on a scholarship grant, took further studies at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California where he graduated with honors in 1971. He has recently come back from Germany where he specialized in lithography at the ‘Kunstakademie’ in Dusseldorf and experimented with new materials and processes.

Bautista’s recent shows cover his artistic production for the last three years, with most of the works done in Germany. It is significant here to note that during the time he was there, he won an ample measure of critical recognition as his works have become part of the permanent exhibit at the Galerie Art 204 at Rethelstrasse, Dusseldorf, in the company of the works of Josef Beuys, and the masters Chagall, Dali, and Miro. His one-man show at the Gallery Genesis this September attests to his prolific expression and consistent excellence and includes works in various media: paintings in pastel, mixed media works, collages, and works on handmade paper, photographs, lithographs, and cement sculpture.

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Glenn Bautista started in the mid-Sixties as a painter of religious subjects and portraits. From the start, however, his art bore the stamp of his spontaneous originality which is the constant characteristic of his work. His early paintings of religious subjects done in the idiom of transparent cubism, more curvilinear than geometric, and which had a luminous stained-glass effect, endowed the traditional subjects with a new freshness and spiritual insight, While these early works were orthodox Christian, the religious aspect of his art acquired an increasingly eclectic character, drawing in elements and concepts from Asian religions to create a spiritual synthesis and unity of religious worship. [Inner-Light] In the Seventies, the imagery of his art moved from the religious to the surreal, as in his Inner Light Series, 1975 in oil on canvas, with titles such as Buried Time, Aquascape, Firefly, Transience, and Woodscape. It is, however, important to note that the surrealism of Glenn Bautista draws its original principle from his religious works. The sacred aura and luminous presence of his earlier works became gradually shifted to another context, this time the surrealist vision. [Pastels] How are we to define the specific character and quality of Glenn Bautista’s surrealist vision by which it distinguishes itself from the work of other surrealists? In terms of quality and feeling, it is, as we have earlier mentioned, drawn from his early religious consciousness. Thus, whether the subject be interplanetary outposts in a desert space, or trees and organic growths, it bears a spiritual presence beyond the original religious source. This abstractized religious quality is conveyed through the style itself, and, to a large extent, by the pastel medium as it is used by the artist in his individual style. In his hands, pastel assumes a rare suppleness, which, however does not preclude the clear and precise articulation of detail, the aura, spiritual or magical, is the effect of his exquisite control of light and tone. It is indeed surprising what a large tonal range can be accommodated within a small format of twelve and one fourth inches square. Often, light shines from within the forms like mysterious and beckoning Grail. It may flood valleys and gorges in a soft radiance that contrasts with the raggedness of the cliffs rising around. Light falls, like cascades, like torrents, like silent water down the slopes or the steep inclines of unknown mountains. With the light, color modulates from the purple to rose to orange with shades of gray, as the hues are brought out in all their original vividness and in their entire range of expression. Because of the intense concentration of imagery in a small format, along with the artist’s mastery of his technical means, and the flexibility and suppleness of his handling, many of the works achieve the macrocosmic dimension in their visionary scale. A small work — significantly, a square field with its equal sides — contains features on microcosm, which, in their rich and intricate interrelationships, project infinitely into a vast macrocosm, the multiple universe of endless space. The tonalities of light and dark when put into service of the linear perspective of surrealism create a trajectory into infinity, above and beyond the painting’s visual field, particularly since the artist does not mark a horizon line but telescopes, structures and crops the boundless image within the confines of the ordering square. [Abstractions] In fact, in a number of his works, Bautista has modified traditional perspective of linear convergence into more complex formulations. In some striking works, the schema of perspectival lines is elaborated into a contrapuntal network of lines that touch at points, separate and recede in an irregular zigzagging movement. The pool or subterranean depth from which a light wells out and radiates from a series of concentric layers and softly articulates the environing shapes. Another kind of perspective is off-centered and asymmetrical, as in semi-circular low-lying valley or river basin that interplays with steeply rising cliffs or a flat desert. The point of view from high Olympian vantage points is omniscient, spanning an immense temporal and spatial distance. [Heaven&Earth Oils] Thus, in these images of mystical evocation, the primitive archetypal past and the interplanetary future converge, as they reveal (and the artist has identified this as a central theme) underlying similarity of structures. The winding and tortuous mountain trails of what seems like an abandoned sky-city of Andes, Machu Picchu, perhaps, find a contemporary echo in the elaborate system of gas pipelines in a highly industrialized region, the Ruhr in Central Europe, for instance. For one, however, the images of ancient cities and ghost trails in inaccessible mountain fortresses often include the element of the organic, in the allusion to strong and ancient roots that reach down into the depths of the earth. On the other hand, the images of pipelines and what they signify of advanced industrial technology convey, in their formidable metallic structure a latent protest against dehumanization of man and decentering of his unique personality by the mammoth of mechanization. The concept of an inexorable industrial ‘‘progress’’ and the toll to the human spirit that it exacts coalesce in the powerful image of the bird’s claw with its avid and cruelly pointed talons that seem to spread out from a hard center of unrelenting steel. [Folded-Cut-Torn Pastels] In all the pastel works, however the sophisticated sense of structure the interplay of past and present and of the organic and mechanical the atmospheric space, and the quality of light blazing like a flare or softly phosphorescent-like marine forms glowing in a subterranean seas, are constant themes, of which the primary is the pervasive aura of spiritual presence the mystical, now abstracted from original context of religious orthodoxy. [Art Photos] [Insects/Photos] The same imagery as in the pastel works occurs in the photographs which are instant constructions, usually of sand and found objects, combined with sculptural forms, photographed in site. Close-up photography lends the subject of shells, rocks, and leaves, chambered nautilus, and an occasional surprise, in a rearing head of Christ, the illusion of actual existence, because of the camera’s natural function of recording material reality. It is best to relate the pastels to the photographs and vice-versa, because such comparative viewing brings out keenly the way in which a subject undergoes a shift in meaning as it is transposed into a different artistic medium. In these works, the artist is intrigued with the variation of existence of a visual sign appearing in art. In fact, the same concerns and interests which may easily grow into obsessions, also find expression in the cement relief sculptures which give the subjects another, a third, dimension of existence, this time three-dimensional with solid mass and texture. [Bas-Reliefs] In both the pastel works and the cement reliefs, the format is square, thus pointing to a real interrelationship. The textured white fields of his reliefs correspond to the desert sands of the pastel works as well as to the fine beach sand in the photographs. It becomes clear that in Glenn Bautista’s works, sand is a medium, actual or illusory, which, like water, is an essential part of this surrealist vision which both conceals, submerges or blankets like snow at the same time that it reveals and exposes mysteries of the unconscious. [Collage-Drawing] The artist rises to the conscious level and reckons reality in all its color and movement in his big collages that take off from posters and in his smaller works of mixed media that combine collage, line drawings, pastel passages and rubbings. Done in Germany, these show the contemporary First World urban environment impinging on the artist’s consciousness from all directions. The imagery of these works conveys the sophistication of cineclubs, theaters, and outdoor cafes the very structure of a well-ordered bourgeois urban milieu in the rubbings of fire hydrants, manhole covers, street signs with the immediacy of their textures, and in the vintage appeal of Chaplin posters in the context of European pop. [Cogon-Abaca Drawings] Not to be overlooked is a collection of small works on paper — particularly finely textured handmade paper from cogon and abacaproduced in Baguio studio-workshops. On these, the artist has painted with pencil and pastel European landscapes of a more familiar and reassuring scale and on-the-spot renderings of elements of the urban scene: houses, doors, windows, interiors, with particular interest in their framework and structural features. In these he has consciously brought out the textural particularities of the handmade paper to become elements of meaning in the image as a whole. At times, one senses the superimposing of two planes of existence, the European and the Philippine in the medium and the image, at other times, these two planes originating from different cultural contexts and sensibilities, remain separate and apart. [Garland Pastels] But there is always and increasingly more in the art of Glenn Bautista whose artistic creativity is multifaceted and multidirectional. His lithographs, for instance, can challenge the best in the international scene. His surrealist works are true individual reformulations of that probing vision. In his works, form and vision seem to vie with each other in their pursuit of new directions and discoveries in the vast unending field that is his artist’s terrain and which he explores in its dimensions of time and space and in its surface life and materiality as in the deep and subterranean movements and phenomena of man’s other self. About the Author: Studied at the College of the Holy Spirit and the Universite’d Aix-Marseille in France as a scholar of the French Government. She finished her Ph.D (Philippine Studies) at the University of the Philippines with the dissertation entitled “Protest/Revolutionary Art in the Marcos Regime”. She was the recipient of the Art Association of the Philippines Art Criticism Award in 1976. She also received the UP Chancellor’s Award on Best Research in 1996. In the same year she was a Research Fellow of the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. She is married to the poet Gelacio Guillermo and has two children, Sofia and Ramon. . .

My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

The UP Oblation / pen & ink - 92 x 193 cm /1965 by Glenn A. Bautista The UP Oblation was a pen and ink drawing that I did before I worked on the 'Complete Poems of Dr. Jose Rizal Monument'. Instead of letters or text, I made use of horizontal lines similar to the one we see on television. I improvised my own pens of different sizes by cutting the fountain pen tips to determine the width of each. I discovered that the fountain pens were a lot more effective than using the usual speedball pen tips. - glenn

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The UP Oblation / pen & ink – 92 x 193 cm /1965 by Glenn A. Bautista
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The UP Oblation was a pen and ink drawing that I did before I worked on the Complete Poems of Dr. Jose Rizal Monument’. Instead of letters or text, I made use of horizontal lines similar to the one we see on television. I improvised my own pens of different sizes by cutting the fountain pen tips to determine the width of each. I discovered that the fountain pens were a lot more effective than using the usual speedball pen tips. – glenn

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Glenn drawing - Central UMCThis photo of me must have been taken in 1968, so 1968 less 1947 (my birth year) = 21. This must be a good guess ‘coz this was how I looked when I was 21. This photo must have been taken by my father, or by me using the 120 Yashica-D twin lens box camera’s self-timer. This was really my father’s camera, a camera he used while he was in the US during his studies in theology in New York.

To my left are two of my artworks: The pen & ink line drawing of the interior of the Central Methodist Church (circa 1963) based on a sketch I did, showing the left pulpit or lectern, and on its right, the box for the choir. Mrs. Daisy de Pano Parungao was our choir conductor then. Two of the pews on the foreground represent the many others behind. I used to fall asleep in these pews when the worship services were too long. The front railing with knee red cushions are for those who would either take communion, or just for a special prayer request or dedication, or for Glenn to take his first, second or even third drink of ‘grape juice’ and 3/8’ of bread, until my father whispered to my ears . . this is your last, Glenn, ok? . . . you might go past over heaven.

Having lived at the Central Church parsonage (interior- – all varnished wood) for eight years, I am quite familiar with its every ‘nook and cranny’. Below the pen and ink, is a study for a stained-glass window, having been influenced by the beautiful transparent colors of the many stained-glass windows at the Central Church interior, created by a certain craftsman, Mr. Kraut. His medium was the authentic material for stained glass work called, ‘antique glass’.

The books to my left were those of writers, Roger Fry, Herbert Read, CS Lewis and a few art brochures from art exhibits I had visited. The drawing board I was working on was handcrafted by my elder brother, I call, “Kuya Jun”, who now lives in Cerritos, California with his beautiful wife, Julie and lovely daughter, April. The ‘rattan’ table on my left is part of the parsonage’s furniture set.

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A "Digi-Ana Portrait" of Kuya Jun, Ate July & April. Photo of Ate Julie and April was taken shortly before they left the Philippines for the US.

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A Digi-Ana Portrait I recently created for Kuya Jun, Ate July & April. Photos of Ate Julie and April, Kuya Jun and Ate Julie were taken shortly before they left the Philippines for the US. They now live in Cerritos, CA.

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This was my first oil painting copied from a small illustration about human anatomy from one of three books (below the stained-glass study) given to me by my father’s missionary friend. I will ask David to look for his name written on the three art books. These books are really a compilation of lessons from the Famous Art School instructors from the US, such as Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, etc. This was also the time when I won an international art competition held at the New York World’s Fair. Well, time really flies. I never realized that one day, I would be looking back to write about these photos David showed to me the last time I visited home.

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OBLATION: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblation_(University_of_the_Philippines): Several replicas of the Oblation were made for campuses of the University of the Philippines, some by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. The Oblation at the U.P. Visayas campus in Iloilo City was made by Professor Anastacio Caedo. 2005 National Artist nominee Glenn Bautista [4][5], likewise, did his celebrated version of the Oblation[5] in pen and ink as part of his schoolplates at the U.P. College of Fine Art under Professor Rebillon. The sculpture was registered at the Intellectual Property Office in the year 2004. Being the main symbol of the university, the Oblation is the centerpiece of many U.P.-related logos, like those of the Philippine Collegian and other official student publications, the U.P. Cooperative, and the U.P. Centennial emblem.

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1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works”, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines<br />;1968 March – “CMLI Art Scholars' Art Exhibition”, Philamlife Building, United Nations Ave., Manila, Philippines; 1968 – “Come All Ye”, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
1968 March – “CMLI Art Scholars’ Art Exhibition”, Philamlife Building, United Nations Ave., Manila, Philippines; 1968 – “Come All Ye”, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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Glenn BautistaThird Prize, “Main Building”; Second Prize – Francis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario – 357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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Glenn Bautista /1968 March – Third Prize, "Main Building" (oil); Second Prize - Francis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario -357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas

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Glenn Bautista – Third Prize, “Main Building”; Second PrizeFrancis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario – 357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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Main Building– Third Prize, by Glenn A. Bautista
357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest,
University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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First Prize – awarded to UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista / Second UST On-the Spot Painting Contest March 7, 1969 – on the occasion of the 358th Anniversary of the University of Santo Tomas

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First PrizeAwarded to UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista1968 “On-the-Spot Painting” 
XVIII National Students Art Competition / The Shell Companies in the Philippines
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I, somehow, remember International Beauty Queen, Gemma Cruz in a photo of this Shell Students On the Spot Art Competition’s Awards Ceremony. I hope to find it one day to include in this blog. I also wish to find an image of my prize winning “on the spot painting artwork” of, “Fort Santiago”.

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Gemma Cruz Araneta
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Hi Gemma, I wrote something in your FB message box. After this, I also want to ask you something about the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission in relation to a portrait of Aguinaldo I did that won 1st prize during my student days at UP. I’ve looked around for that Aguinaldo mural, but in vain. I hope you can help me find it. Take care, God bless.
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https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/my-up-peyups-days-1964-69/

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. 1969 March – First Prize, “Aguinaldo Portrait Mural” (oil), 11’ft x 17’ft, sponsored by the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission

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1969 March – First Prize, “Aguinaldo Portrait Mural” (oil), 11’ft x 17’ft, sponsored by the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission

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. Glenn w/ UPCFA mates / Available Light Movement 1971 UP CAFA locker room - at UP College of Fine Arts and Architecture

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Glenn w/ UPCFA mates / Available Light Movement 1971
UP CAFA locker room – at UP College of Fine Arts and Architecture

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UPCFA Art Student-Friends / Locker Room – Front: Hector Lopez, Bim Bacaltos; middle: Glenn Bautista, Ody Francisco; back: Pohl Soller, Bert San Luis, Alex Gaddi, Ed Monariz, Bon Reyes

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SMB with Beth Garalde, Tikoy Aguiluz, Bim Bacaltos and Glenn Bautista

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. Emmanuel Garaldo: I hope this is a better photo of the exhibit at your gallery at Sining Kamalig. I am still looking for the negative. Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks Noli bro. Yes, this is a lot clearer. Pls find the negative so we can have a bigger size and resolution for this significant photo of our UPCFA mates and partners. I have fond memories of this gallery/art school. I will write about it and post a blog together with this photo. Sorry, same as UPCFA days, puro requests, hehe . . . God bless, bro.

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Glenn’s Art Gallery/SchoolSining Kamalig, Pasay City, Philippines ca. 1975
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Emmanuel Garalde: I hope this is a better photo of the exhibit at your gallery at Sining Kamalig. I am still looking for the negative.
Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks Noli bro. Yes, this is a lot clearer. Pls find the negative so we can have a bigger size and resolution for this significant photo of our UPCFA mates and partners. I have fond memories of this gallery/art school. I will write about it and post a blog together with this photo. Sorry, same as UPCFA days, puro requests, hehe . . . God bless, bro.

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. Glenn A. Bautista -Emmanuel Garalde 37 minutes ago  Allowed on Timeline . Hi Noli, got to view this poster of Bim you posted just now. Couldn't resist retouching it. Not a very good job, I know . . . can you give me the link of this particular post? I couldn't find it again. — with Armand Bacaltos at San Melia - Houston.

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One-Man Exhibit of Recent Works by Armand Bacaltos
at Sining Kamalig – opens 6 p.m., March 3 – FB postings by Glenn A. Bautista -Emmanuel Garalde
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Hi Noli, got to view this poster of Bim you posted just now. Couldn’t resist retouching it. Not a very good job, I know . . . can you give me the link of this particular post? I couldn’t find it again. — with Armand Bacaltos at San Melia – Houston.
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Armand Bacaltos: Nice! Pastor na, duktor pa
Armand Bacaltos: Gawin kong profile pic ha?
Glenn A. Bautista: Bim bro, may oras, araw at buwan, walang taon?
Glenn A. Bautista: Eh, Tatay kong si “Asyong” ay tunay na Pastor at Kun-duktor ng La Mallorca Pambusco sa Pampanga . . may pinagmanahan, hehe . . sa bus nya na meet ang pasahera na nanay ko, si “Enyang”.
Armand Bacaltos: Wala nang taon, kasi dinistribute mga two weeks before kaya understood na. Tinamad na rin baguhin yung layout ng script, haha. 1975 yan.

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(an excerpt from: The Uncommon Art of Glenn by Alice G. Guillermo)

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Even as a student in the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, Glenn Bautista showed extraordinary accomplishment in art. Proof of his exemplary gifts are his drawings. One of them a personal exercise he did of the Guillermo Tolentino’s Oblation, the statue in front of Quezon hall that has become symbol of academic freedom in the University, with the ordinary medium of pen and ink on paper, he executed a precise and finely modelled drawing 6/ft. by 3’ft. of the statue in three-fourths view against the setting of the administration building. This he executed in a most difficult technique which required drawing fine, perfectly even, and precisely spaced horizontal lines, with tones and shadows exactly rendered by means of closer intervals. It was a highly disciplined exercise demanding the perfect coordination of eye and hand, as well as total control in the draughtsmanly execution of the thousands of parallel lines, without the least faltering, unevenness or inaccuracy which would easily show as imperfection in the demanding work. The wonder of it was that so impeccable was the completed drawing that the technique, extraordinary yet unobtrusive, gave way to the perfect clarity and justness of the graphic image.

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. 1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot Painting Contest, U.P. President’s Committee on Culture

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot Painting Contest, U.P. President’s Committee on Culture

1. Glenn seated in front of UPCFA office, 2. 2nd prize, On the Spot Art Students Contest, Baguio City, 3. 1st Prize, UP On the Spot Art Students Contest, 4. Glenn's first copied oil painting

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1. Glenn seated in front of UPCFA office, 2. 2nd prize, UP On the Spot Painting Contest, Baguio City, 3. 1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot
Painting Contest, U.P. President’s
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But this was not all. A companion to this remarkable work is the artist’s pen-ink drawing rendering, 6′ ft. x 3′ ft. of Jose Rizal’s Huling Paalam or Last Farewell in a line by line transcription of the entire text of Rizal’s thirty-nine poems, including the poem of the title and one song, Las Orillas del Pasig, on the space of two master illustration boards. What makes this work amazing is that the handprinted words themselves, done by means of three kinds of technical pen, light, medium and dark, build up the image Rizal’s monument at Luneta Park with all features complete and in perfect scale. A masterpiece of precision, the written text with all the letters rigorously rendered with evenness and measure concludes exactly at the bottom right hand corner of the white board. – Glenn A. Bautista – Awards and recognition:

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot  Painting Contest, U.P. President’s  Committee on Culture

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot
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My internet correspondence with Wawi Navarroza, a great young artist is the reason why we have these cyberpages of my school plates at UST and UP. I had to go back to the old school plates for the readers to understand how the Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing came about. This topic got initiated upon Wawi’s invite on Dr. Jose Rizal’s latest book being launched. – glenn

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My ‘1963-69 UST & UP Fine Arts school plates’ led to other major artworks such as the pen and ink drawing of the Jose Rizal Monument. It was composed of thirty-none (39) poems and one song “A Orillas del Pasig” of our beloved national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal himself. The song was translated into English by my late friend Alfredo Veloso. The Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing was on exhibit upon the request of Ms. Imelda Romualdez Marcos for about 6 years at the Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago. I meticulously worked on this pen & ink drawing daily for about two years. I was briefly interrupted to rest my eyes upon my father’s request. He encouraged me to tour the Philippines for a brief respite, which I did. However, I came back with a lot of drawings of my travels especially drawings I did of Sagada – – a place about 7-8 hours from Baguio. Most of the “Sagada drawings” have already been sold, but, here is a link to a few drawings that I continued to work on using the same ‘cogon-abaca papers’, hand-made by Louie Stewart, even when I was in Germany and Spain:

 http://glennbautista.com/art/cogonabacadrawings.html

Most of these drawings were initially lightly sketched using poisonous charcoal I extracted from batteries I found on the wayside. I eventually worked further on these drawings upon reaching home. I made it a point to apply fixatif protection on both sides of the drawing.

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Shellscape -1982 / a Cogon Abaca sketch
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The Complete Poems of Jose Rizal

(pen & Ink drawing) .

by UPCFA Art Student, Glenn A. Bautista

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The ‘Rizal / pen & ink’ was exhibited at the Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago for six years, at the request of Madame Imelda Marcos. Eventually, I had to get the pen and ink drawing of the Jose Rizal Monument for a much-needed restoration. ~~~>:) glenn

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Rizal / pen & ink – a take off from a school plate / UP-College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Quezon City.
The icons or images below were school plates for Technique & Reproduction and Composition classes under Professor Rebillon. The written encircled ‘1R’ meant a perfect grade and ‘R’ is the professor’s initial signature approval. These were exercises for pen and ink textures and techniques used to achieve modeling or “chiaroscuro” depicting the basic forms of various objects such as the sphere, cone, cube, pyramid and the cylinder. We were allowed to introduce new techniques such as the one I did by making use of the English alphabets or written word. This particular technique led to my major artwork, the “Jose Rizal Monument” which incorporated his (39) thirty-nine poems and one song, “A Orillas del Pasig”. The other school plates were exercises in color combination of secondary and tertiary colors. – glenn
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The Complete Poems of Jose Rizal
(pen & Ink drawing)by UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista

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Thanks RodS & Dan-dan for these two images of Ninong “Peping” Joya and my quick sketch I did in his drawing class. I merely visited the UPCFA in Diliman, QC when I met Ninong “Peping” on the fourth floor and he invited me to sketch in his drawing class. He gave me a sketch pad and a charcoal pencil to participate with his students. After I sketched, he got my sketch and talked about it to the class, having a deep understanding as to what made me do a skeletal and partially flesh drawing of the nude model. He said that only if one understands the human body can one come up with such an interpretative sketch . . . Ninong “Peping” gave time to be with people to encourage them to be creative, especially with me. We miss you, Ninong “Peping”. (at University of the Philippines, Gonzales Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
• Glenn A. Bautista: Here’re are some comments from Dan-dan’s previous posting of my sketch with Prof. Jose Joya.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Dan-dan, I remember this sketch . . . my godfather, National artist, Jose “Peping” Joya invited me to join his drawing class when I visited the UP College of Fine Arts. I remember him telling something to his class about this sketch. Can you take a better photo using daylight w/o the glare so I can include this to my art site? How did this sketch get to your mom? Can you ask her? Now, can you guess what the drawing is about? This is a rare drawing in a rare setting. Thanks for letting me know. Meron pa bang iba? Can you take good photos for my site? I know you have a few more pastels. Just angle the framed pastels so you don’t get the glare, and background it against a dark background so as not to have a reflection or mirror image. Thanks a lot .
• Dan Bautista: I didn’t ask how she got it. I’ll try to take a better pic next time uncle. I left the house na po kasi. Just wanted to share it, i bet it gives you a lot of good memories. June 29, 2012 at 7:53pm via mobile
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Bitoy, tennis ka pa? Musta sa pamilya. Lungkot dto sa tate. Lapit na kaming magbakasyon. June 29, 2012 at 9:31pm
• Enrique S. Bontia: Hi Glen this is Ike Bontia, i’m here in Dallas ‘san ka sa Tx? If you are in the vicinity let’s have coffee. June 30, 2012 at 5:13pm
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Ike, we are 270 miles apart, medyo long drive na rin . . . call me if you can: 469-964-8328 – July 1, 2012 at 9:40pm
• Rizalinda Bautista: Hi Glenn! this sketch has been with me for a long-long time. I think i salvaged it from a heap of things for trash when we were together in BF Homes. It’s crumpled and torn on its sides but I managed to fix it a little bit. I think I also have a sketch u made of Dondon as a very little boy playing near you while you were sketching-painting. This one didn’t have your signature tho but am sure it was around late 1979 to early 1980 when you sketched it. I will ask Dandan to take a pic of it to be sent to you one of these days. -June 27 at 8:56pm –
• Alfredo Roces: Glenn, I recognize tha back of Abe Cruz and beside Baby is Tony Quintos. Both Tony and Abe have left us. God bless, – Ding.
• Alfredo Roces: keep on writing about your times Glenn.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, DingR, I have been digging up images from my hard disks and photos sent in to me by David, many of which I had not seen. Just organizing these images is not an easy task. But having the present digital tools right in front of me, I should not really be complaining. Now, I seem to understand why you love to write, a skill I have totally neglected. Thanks, DingR . . 

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Cert of Fine Arts - UP

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Thus, Glenn graduated with a Certificate of Fine Arts from the
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and on a scholarship grant, took further studies at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California where he graduated (BFA) with honors in 1971

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Glenn Angeles Bautista / A CMLI Scholar – 1963-69

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Glenn's Souvenir Program gets a dedication and signature from Senator Jose Diokno / 8th Annual National Convention of Junior Members Childrens' Museum and Library, Inc. - September 22-25, 1966 / Baguio City, Philippines

Glenn’s Souvenir Program gets a dedication and signature from Senator Jose Diokno / 8th Annual National Convention of Junior Members Childrens’ Museum and Library, Inc. – September 22-25, 1966 / Baguio City, Philippines /
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Another photo w/ Senator Jose Diokno . . this was “Free Press” times. I remember names like Climaco, Salonga, Recto, Osias, Osmena, Laurel, Manahan, etc. I used to read Leon O. Ty’s political magazine, “Examiner” and those of Soc Rodrigo’s. I had my Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts subjects which buildings were not too far from each other – – a good walk for an exercise in between subjects. I was enjoying two scholarships that allowed me to finish college, UP College and University, and CMLI scholarships. A third and fourth scholarships for further studies I availed of were for US and Germany.

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My Entry - 2nd Prize, Baguio Students' On-the-Spot Art Contest / Baguio City & CMLI Friends from Baguio City

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 “Flutescape” – by Glenn A. Bautista / 2nd Prize, Baguio Students’ On-the-Spot Art Contest / Baguio City / Glenn with CMLI Friends from Baguio City (artwork image / Noli Garalde)

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Bloglist Titles:

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BAUTISTA FAMILY:

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (1)   

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (2)

Remembering Tatay & Nanay4 /Photos & Videos

Celebrating the LIFE of TATAY

THANK YOU, from the Bautista Family

Tatay / Central Church & Loyola Memorial Service

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ARTWORKS:

Excerpts on my ART / by Glenn Bautista

“Rizal” / pen & ink” – 1966

“EMBERS”, a mural by UPCFA art student, Glenn A. Bautista

Portraits by Glenn (1965-2002)

Digital-Analog Collage/Drawing

2009-10 Colorado Pastels by Glenn A. Bautista

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

Close-up Photography by Glenn

MosquitoByte

Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

Ang Batang Pilipino by Glenn

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ACTIVITIES:

Art Talk/Exhibit – Easter Sunrise Service Houston Trinity UMC

Rtn. Dir.”Glenn” meets w/ College-friend PP “Sue” again

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

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PUBLICATIONS:

A Foreword by My Beloved Ninong “Ernie” Salas

Glenn’s CyberArtPages 1963 – 2013 on . . 

TXSBN Press Releases 2013 / Visual Artist – Glenn A. Bautista

from glenn to glenn“ 

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INTERVIEWS:

PATMOS Interviews Glenn A. Bautista / Portrait of the Artist /1976

Byron Interviews Glenn

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RESEARCH:

On Filipino Tribal Tools, Weaponry, Instruments & Writings

Some Casual Thoughts behind “The Ideal Filipino Community”

The Ideal Filipino Community by Glenn Bautista

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GLENLORNDAV / GALLERIES:

David & My Vintage Photos

 Interior Pix – GlenLornDav Gallery-Studio

GlenLornDav-Gallery Renov / BautistaFam Reunion-Sept ’12

Pix / BF Gallery-Studio Renovation / Sept ’12

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

Out of God’s Grace

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FRIENDS:

Ma’s Concern, CAFAsingers & Gentle Rain (ALM-BLM) / ’63-’69

A Letter from Gicky

Claro’s FOTOS

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EDUCATION:

My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

My UP (Peyups) Days / 1964-69 & Kunstakademie/Guest Student / 1980-85

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Glenn singing w/ Centralites –
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The Ideal Filipino Community by Glenn Bautista

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“Ang Batang Pinoy” / art-photo by Glenn A. Bautista

While Glenn Bautista has devoted his entire creative imagination to the creation of ideal spaces, he is aware that real problems exist within the physical boundaries that contain his being and that of his family. Relief from the difficult and harsh situations in which most Filipinos lives can only be achieved by a truly concerted effort that breaks down traditional community policy. This is a personal cause to which Bautista has committed himself – at the creation of a practical vision that can turn the Filipino community not into an impractical arcadia but a source of inspired well-being for every Filipino.

This comprehensive solution is proffered in the hope that adequate resources may be made available to consolidate the solution into a master plan, detailed and thoroughly researched, such that even the smallest Local Government Unit (LGU) could easily adapt it to their own particular situation. – Cid Reyes

To read the complete article, The Ideal Filipino Community/
by Glenn Bautista
and view “The Ideal Filipino Community Plans” :

 “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

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SOWING THE SEEDS

A farmer prepares the soil before sowing the seed and nurtures a plant or a tree until it bears fruit. Likewise, the government and the private sector can help nurture the Filipino until he realized his full potential. Thus, the premises for a concept of a Filipino community have been laid down. It is comprised of linked and caring ideas focused on the Filipino, his life and domicile – an antidote to the many problems from whence sprouted our community’s major ills.

Picking up the pieces from where others failed

New communities rise and many more are coming about. Taking closer view of each of them one can see a glaring commonality. They are nothing more but a cluster of houses with access to a main road artery, and with basic utilities like water supply and electricity. Depending on its size and affluence, some have recreational facilities and a place of worship.

These communities provide shelter but nothing beyond that. Their dwellers will have to travel to their place of work, to shopping areas, to entertainment centers, etc. This inherent conceptual weakness is the reason that despite the decongestion moves pursued by the government, traffic still continues to worsen. From this spring out other related nightmares: air-pollution, waste of resources like energy and man-hours.

 

24 Upper Class Units
24 Upper Class Units

Suburban subdivisions, just like all other communities, depend solely on the government for the proper disposal of garbage. From within their own groups almost nothing is done to assure that the neighborhood is freed from unsightly, unhealthy pile of stinking rubbish. Obviously, this is one of the causes of floods, diseases and environmental pollution.

And what is more pathetic is that housing subdivisions remain unproductive pieces of important resources; land and building structures resources that otherwise would be dynamic assets contributing significantly to an economy wanting to be vibrant. But no, they only house people and nothing more. They are breeding grounds for social ills. Such a pronouncement might sound illogical until one considers the additional pressures placed on economic centers to provide gainful employment for an ever increasing workforce. Joblessness, any way you look at it, can only mean poverty and increasing crime.

Triple / Double Garden Compound
Triple / Double Garden Compound

Now that the signs of an economic take off are clearly manifesting themselves, it is paradoxical to expect further deterioration of the ordinary Filipino’s quality of life. Or is it?

 

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Barung-Barong / by Glenn A. Bautista

oil on canvas
76.5 cm x 76.5 cm
1971
Eric Torres Collection