We laid her to her final rest… Manang Bini, my grandmother and my mother’s aunt, last Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. She was the one who took care of me and my brother when we were toddlers. She continued to take care of us during vacation time when we spend our summers in Santa Barbara during our pre-teen years.
The necrological mass was held at the historic Santa Barbara Church. I took the time to revisit history, as well.
This is where the Ilonggo hero, General Martin Delgado, “convened the junta that raised the first Cry of Revolution against Spain outside Luzon. Its churchyard that time was packed with Filipino soldiers, armed with bolos and eager to fight for freedom”. Thus, the church was aptly called “The Cradle of the Ilonggo Revolution Against the Spanish Rule”.