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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, December 12, 2014

Mellie’s birthday


The family of Milagros Espinosa Belzunce gave her a surprise birthday party at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City on December 9.

The celebration started with a mass officiated by Fr. Francis Ledesma, who delivered a beautiful homily, while Fr. Jorge Peligro of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos led the prayer before dinner.

While everybody was enjoying the dinner, a short but touching program was presented. Christian Caram played the guitar, and Julian Caram Dado sang a favorite melody of Tita Mellie. Video messages of nieces and nephews from the US, Manila and Davao were also played. The celebrator’s sister, Soledad (Diting) also delivered a very touching message.

Tita Mellie was teary-eyed as everyone sang Happy Birthday, before she blew the candle on her three-layer birthday cake.

The celebrator was a councilor of Isabela for 12 years, and is still very active in campaigning for her favorite candidates, from president to senators. Friends from younger days also attended the celebration, and the night was well-spent with family, cousins and friends.

Happy birthday, Tita Mellie!*

Remember: When God permits trials, He also provides comfort. To understand God is impossible, but to worship Him is imperative.*

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