Our eldest sister, Nieves Erlinda Ruiz-Mateo, celebrated her 78th birthday last May 29, 2011 with colleagues from the Leyte Normal School and from the University of the Philippines Tacloban (where she once taught), family, kin members and friends.

It was also our 3-month old grandson, Kenji’s first chance to meet her Lola – the eldest of a brood of seven Ruizes (with me being the youngest).

As expected, I had to snap some shots. Here’s what I came up with… comics!

Mana Linda with her children (from left): Noel Mateo, Marissa Mateo-Salazar, Carla Mateo and Dennis Mateo. Not in photo are Greg (in Cebu) and Emel Mateo (Saudi).

With Mike Banzon and Nani Ruiz-Banzon and their little Kenji.

 

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