Lunes, Agosto 15, 2016

MY CREATIVE SIDE

MY CREATIVE SIDE
By. Deo Antonio D. Llamas
I usually excel in things that interest me. Where my passion lies where I can self express my Creative side.
As an Actor
I have one Indie film which I played the role of a priest which I exorcist a demon possessed lady the name of the movie is Alas Tres. Neil Rappiz played as the sakristan and Ramjun Velasote was the director and was produced by Harris Media with Dane Arsulo..
In our church at Alta Tierra Village I played the role of the modern day Prodigal son during our Christmas presentation, I can relate well with the story. I served as a regular choir member and a sakristan or Altar boy before and we also had a fundraising play for the church where I played the role of Gringo Honasan on a comedy play " Patayin si Kris Aquino.
In Agape Campus for Jesus Ministry. We have played an Evangelization play at different schools. I played as one of the Demon as my role. In full gospel Church I also joined a play during a Christmas Cantata. This was my way of honoring God by offering my talents to Him.
As a Singer
Many of my highschool classmate does not know I sing. They did not know I was an active choir singer in our Church. There was this PRISAA choral contest where I joined representing our School University of Iloilo College of Nursing. I was the male soloist then. When I started to sing a former high school classmate of mine from University of San Agustin recognize me and  reacted "Deo sings, He never sings". A classmate of mine in the College of Nursing over heard her comment for she was just in the next row and she replied "Ngaa na isa ka haw ( Why ?Are you Jealous) And my high school classmate just keep still. My Nursing classmate narrated that incident after the event. We won that that contest bested the other schools from iloilo as the Choral Champion. Another Choral Championship award our Dept of Nursing Choir got was University Choral champion during our University Day. I was the male soloist as well.
I also hold the title of PAREB IDOL. It was a nation wide Singing Contest sponsored by Phil. Association of Realtors Board During our National convention in Manila. I bested 10 other singers from different regions of the country ha ha ha. That's why I still hold the title for it was the only talent contest PAREB ever sponsored.They tag me as the Singing Realtor.
Another National Convention by Fil-Estate Development Corporation in Baguio held a national talent search as well. Tony Collado and Madam Delia Collado my bosses vouched for me to represent Iloilo which I did. I won 1st runner up while the guy from Manila won 1st place. It was the 2 of us left after the elimination round and we randomly pick a song to sing. I got the song "' Delilah" and it turn out to be my fall and ruin ha ha ha there was a technical glitch that I failed to hit the last line of the song ha ha ha.
As a kid I love to sing. Even join a singing contest in acapela during my elementary years. But I guess being a choir of the Sweet Voice of Salvation Choir of Alta Tierra Parish Church started it all. I did have interest in composing songs during my elementary years and writing rhythmical poems my brother Paul as well inspired me to take interest in Music and My Father bought me a karaoke Multiplex stereo which he encourage me to sing my heart out. I would do a solo concert and marathon sing along at home ha ha ha to my neighbors distress. Tita Belle my Aunt also gave me two walkman which I find it very useful then in recording my songs and thoughts. We would do a Drama skit with it ha ha ha.
As a Visual Artist
In My life my brother Paul greatly influenced my life in many ways. He was an artist, a poet,a writer, a singer, composer, a great guitar player, he was not religious but he was spiritual guy, a dreamer.
But his life was cut short at the age of 18, I was 12 when that happened. He left a log book of his poems and composed songs and his thoughts, dreams and things he aspires. Somehow this logbooks have been spared from several floods and I gladly take them to heart adopted them as my own. Glad to have preserve them.He was a bible believer and of Gods love.
My Mother was the one who taught me first how to draw she taught me how to draw a swan and a teddy bear that then started my interest in drawing but it was my brother Paul who taught me the techniques in drawing and I greatly enjoy his comic strips drawing. He made Super Hero Characters and they have their profiles and statistics and bio information. We used to collect Marvel and DC comics.
I never have a major award in drawing contest. Even I usually am requested together with my 4 classmate to represent the school in drawing contest that includes Architect Ramy Maniva, Visual artist Leo Anas, the brothers Daryl and John Novera both are engineers my classmate in West Visayas State University. But most of them pursued an engineering courses and me a bachelor of science in Nursing. In high school I studied in San Agustin where somehow there was no avenue for me to develop my love for visual arts.
Except when there was a contest a highschool wide for the cleanest room and the best bulletin board were our classroom won for 2 years back to back. I was the one who lead to ensure we have the cleanest room and best bulletin board being a class officer. We where glad to have that recognition it was a simple recognition but it was something for us. Team work, a little extra industry and creativity did the thing.
In my room I painted a Mural and at the back of my house. Now my wall was demolished and my 30 years mural at the back of our house was repainted white. My masterpieces vanished ha ha ha. But I am inspired by biblical themes and Historical subjects and Sculptured bodies of men and women. I love to draw superheroes. I was a member of LAPIS a sketching group here in Iloilo.

Lately I was able to try Digital art and find it a challenge and was able to join a group exhibit at Cinematheque Iloilo Gallery with my poems I submitted six of my art pieces. It was my first time to join an Art exhibit with fellow ilonggo artist.
But seeing my son Deo Michael and John Peter and my daughter Divine Grace having a Knock in Visual arts is a great consolacion. Proud to say Deo Michael have several win in a major art painting and poster making contest. He was even made recently as judge by NYC (National Youth Council ) Sponsored Art painting contest. While John is now doing video editing. He knows how to make a cartoon Video which he posted in his vine.

As for Gracie her drawing has greatly matured and with the right motivation and support she will make a name for herself in the art world. She does Video editing and several times Facebook censors her editing and question her work for she is too young to do this professionally at her age of 12. John has mentored her early in this digital art age and she's learning well. Ha ha ha she is one techie kid.
As a Writer of Substance
As an Author. poet , writer and Blogger and Facebook addict I love to contribute ideas and observation on human nature and histories of countries and societies and current views of events that is happening in our country and the world. Grateful for the internet technology I was able to do research and gather data with just a speed of a touch.

I am proud to say after 3 years of my research and compilation I have authored A book" Something Interesting and Fun About the Llamas Family of the Philippines" Its a compilation of historical books, magazine write ups, comments and post on face book, wikipedia, google search. yahoo news that features the contribution of the Llamas family in the history of the Philippines and in Nation building . Its like the bible of the Llamas clan ha ha ha. You can read this in my Blog: deo-antonio blog, More than 155,380 have viewed my book and counting.

I was able to organized a Llamas clan and put up our Llamas clan facebook group to which members are representing the different Llamas clan in the Philippines. We had our first Llamas Family Gathering in Cebu last 2012. Hosted by Cebu Llamas family of The descendants of Cebu's Revolutionary hero Francisco Llamas and Madam Amparito Llamas Lhuillier of the M Lhuillier group of Companies. Our Guest speaker was Sec. Ronald Llamas.
I have notebook full of my Love poems for my ex Girlfriend and my Lifetime partner my wife and the mother of my children which I have save 28 years ago. I have revived them resurrected them from oblivion and posted them in my blog as well. That started my new interests in poetry thou I was writing poems since my elementary years but I have no copies of them any more. I became an avid contributors to different Poetry Group in FB and has spark my Creative juices once again.

I joined different poetry writing contest and for 3 years I was able to write sizeable volume of poems for every occasions and human emotions and patriotic themes, and poems for family and friends and to call for Nationalism. 2 desktop and a Laptop has expired after years of sleepless night and days I was surprised by Pentasi B and a sponsored event by National Commision for Culture and Arts, National Library and National Museum.

 A recognition last 2013 gave me a GAWAD HALIGI Award of recognition for my contribution in the Field of Poetry. This was a great honor to be acknowledge for the good thoughts and inspirations you bring into life. Greatly thankful for Doc Pen Takipsilim for inspiring us and sharing his vision to make the Philippines as the Poetry Capital of the world. As I always say "One Poem, One Book, One man can Change this World we Live in". BE INSPIRED TO INSPIRE. INSPIRE TO BE INSPIRED. I am also looking forward to published my collection of Poems and my next book: " Something Interesting and Fun About the Diaz -Delfin  Family of the Philippines".

Huwebes, Agosto 11, 2016

THE ANGELES CONNECTION OF THE AQUINO OF TARLAC

The Angeles Connection of the Aquinos of Tarlac
[Written for and published in Issue 2 (25 Nov-25 Dec 2000) of Kapampangan Magazine.]
POSTED BY MARC NEPOMUCENO
Tarlac Vice-Governor Hermie Aquino, Rep. Butz Aquino, Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta, and Rep. Noynoy Aquino, as everyone knows, belong to the Province of Tarlac’s distinguished family which has long had a tradition of public service—the Aquinos of Tarlac. A lesser known fact, perhaps, is that this tradition started even earlier than 1885, which was when their male forebear, Don Braulio Aquino, began his two-year term as gobernadorcillo or municipal mayor of Concepcion. The tradition started in fact 90 years or three generations earlier, back to a barrio of San Fernando, a barrio which is now the City of Angeles. How and why this is so is certainly worth examining, especially during this month of November, the birth month of the Kapampangan Region’s greatest modern-day martyr, Ninoy Aquino, Don Braulio’s great-grandson.
It all started when Don Braulio, on 4 February 1873 in Angeles, married Antonina Petrona Aguilar, the great-granddaughter of the two couples who had first cleared and settled what was then the barrio of Culiat, the northernmost outpost of San Fernando. These two pioneering couples were Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda and Doña Rosalia de Jesus; and Don Severino Henson and Doña Placida Paras.
Don Angel began serving the public, as far as the records show, when he was elected capitan or municipal mayor of San Fernando in 1795. In 1797, he also held a position in the Urban Militia of Manila and was the captain of the Hussars Squadron of Pampanga, which assisted the government in the preservation of local peace and order. The de Miranda couple had six children, only three of whom survived to maturity, namely: Mariano, Ciriaco, and Juana.
The public service record of Don Severino is, at present, more scanty—he was elected capitan of San Fernando in 1815. The Henson couple had three children, namely: Josefa, Mariano, and Maria.
While the de Mirandas were the ones who initiated the creation of a new town north of San Fernando and are considered the founders of Angeles, the political emancipation of Culiat from her matrix, San Fernando, in 1829 would not have been accomplished without the help of Don Severino’s son, Mariano. By then Mariano was already the de Mirandas’ son-in-law, having married their only daughter, Juana. By then, too, he had already been conferred a doctorate by the University of Santo Tomas. In fact, Dr. Don Mariano Henson, LL.D., in 1824, was the first lay Filipino Doctor of Laws.
The de Mirandas’ youngest child, Ciriaco, served as the first capitan of the new town of Angeles from 1829 to 1830. He was married to Carlota de Leon of Guagua, the daughter of another pioneer in the field of educational accomplishment—Dr. Don Pedro Leon de Arcega, Ph.D., the first lay Filipino doctor.
Dr. Don Mariano Henson and Doña Juana de Miranda had eight children who survived to maturity. The sixth of these was Juana Petrona, born on 27 April 1834. Sometime in the early 1850s, Juana Petrona married Dionisio Aguilar y Hipolito, probably from San Fernando.
The couple had four children who survived to maturity, the eldest of whom was Antonina Petrona, probably born around the same month and day as her mother. It was this Antonina Petrona who married Don Braulio on 4 February 1873 in Angeles. Although Antonina Petrona’s baptismal record has not been located, it is possible that she was only in her mid-teens at that time (Don Braulio himself was only about to turn 20 years of age). A little more than a year later, the couple’s eldest child, Servillano (the future revolucionario) was born in Angeles. As was quite common at that time, there probably followed many other children, but only three more survived the high infant mortality rate, namely: Brigida, Felisa, and Maria.
As for the background of Don Braulio, he was a schoolteacher, born on 20 March 1854 in Angeles, the son of Don Hilario Aquino and Doña Isabela Lacsamana, both from Magalang. What they were doing in Angeles at the time of his birth will probably never be known with any degree of certainty, but perhaps they had evacuated to Angeles after Magalang disappeared, together with the newly created town of Concepcion, in the flood of 22 September 1853. According to one eyewitness, the flooded area “seemed as if it were a lake.” [It was only in 1863 that both Magalang and Concepcion were re-established on their present sites.]
Don Braulio, as mentioned earlier, served as gobernadorcillo of Concepcion from 1885 to 1887. It is not known whether he was still in office when he died in Angeles on 6 Jul 1887 at the age of 33, or if he had completed his term and had returned to Angeles. He was survived by his four minor children by Antonina Petrona and one minor child (Elena) by his second wife. It is not known when exactly Antonina Petrona passed away, or if he was again a widower at the time of his death, but what is certain is that a testament executed in 1892 by Doña Monica Henson de Dizon confirms that she (Doña Monica) had adopted the four children, with Servillano the eldest at the age of 18 years of age, and had made them her sole and legal heirs. [Doña Monica was their grandmother’s eldest sister who had outlived her husband and their two children, and additionally had no legitimate heirs.] Four years later, the Philippine Revolution against Spain broke out.
Posted 25th June 2013 by marc nepomuceno

Huwebes, Agosto 4, 2016

LIVING IN QUITE DESPERATION

LIVING IN QUITE DESPERATION 

Living in quite desperation
What you need is Inspiration

Feels like having no direction
You have lost your resolution

Remember to rest and restore
your strength and find new doors

That will bring back your inner joy
Enthusiasm and sense of adventure

Travel and enjoy Gods creation.
See sights and sites and new cultures

You will find and refine your inner soul
Cleanse your mind body and be whole

Nourished it with positive flow
Finding balance and Grow

And you will find and know
A new way of life with Joy and hope 

Embrace Gods Purpose for your life
Let Love be your guide let the past go

Living in quite desperation 
Is not the best way to go

Miyerkules, Agosto 3, 2016

WHISPERS FROM THE GRAVES

WHISPERS FROM THE GRAVES
By: Deo Antonio D. Llamas


EVEN IN THEIR GRAVES THEIR WISDOM WHISPERS.
OF WISE MAN AND GREAT LEADERS OF THE PAST
WHOSE INSPIRATION LINGERS AND THEIR MARK LAST
TO SHOW THE WAY FOR GENERATIONS TO LIVE BY


THEIR WORDS ARE ECHOES FROM TIME GONE BY
BUT THERE ARE PRINCIPLES LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
IN MAKING DECISIONS AND RELEVANT PATH TO TAKE
LET THEM GUIDE US IN WHATEVER WE UNDERTAKE


WE ARE CONNECTED STILL AS HUMAN BEINGS
OF THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE SONS OF HUMANITY
THRIVING GROWING AMIDST THE CHALLENGING WORLD
TO LIVE AS ONE IN DECENCY AND IN A CIVIL SOCIETY


LET US REMEMBER THE WHISPERS FROM THE GRAVES
THEIR VICTORIES AS WELL AS THEIR GRAVE MISTAKES
RISING FROM EVERY FALL LEARN HOW TO STAND TALL
LET US HEED THEIR INSPIRATION AND UNIVERSAL CALL

Huwebes, Hulyo 28, 2016

VALUE LIFE THE VALUE OF LIFE

VALUE LIFE THE VALUE OF LIFE

By: Deo Antonio D. Llamas

Why did this happen in our Society
When life is treated with utter disregard
Have we grown cold with calloused hearts
It seems this world have been dehumanized

We see violence in every corner, news in TV
Becoming a mundane thing testing our guard
Challenging our limit, our sense of decency
Conditioning our minds like being hypnotized

Our world is changing where norms are altered
Established laws are questioned leading to anarchy
How sad for those who have eyes yet can not see
With ears yet can't hear, with mouth yet can't speak

Lets change our ways for it is yet redeemable 
Changing our society will start with our humanity
Feel Life at its par value Let us not be desensitized 
Remember always to Value Life..... The Value of Life

Linggo, Hulyo 24, 2016

CHANGE IS COMING

CHANGE IS COMING

Change is coming or change scamming
Coming change or scamming change

.Let us pray for our country and leaders 
That they will be guided by true concern

for the people and not just their people
Uniting us as a Nation and not using this country

True servant hood and not true lies or hypocrisy
The Art of Mis- direction or preconceive deception

Dividing us and Conquering our wills and emotions
Let us reach for a greater heights we are all Filipinos

A noble race with glorious past and a nation of heroes
Tyranny will never thrive. Our History has proven that

In our Blood and Revolutionary Spirit we cry Freedom.
The courage to change starts with in us as citizens

Let justice equality and distribution of equal opportunities
Be a driving force in Achieving our desired dreams and aspiration

Living as a people united prospering in peace and harmony.