The awards play no big significance in my life since they just represent ceremonial achievements. I want to share the world something more meaningful.
It was either my grandmother Dolores Lizardo, my granduncle Obonan Baniaga or my grandaunt Emilia Baniaga. I was such an innocent kid then who never questioned that rule. None of them turned me down.
There was one morning when I had to rush to see Lola Emilia because Lola Dolores was sick. On that very morning of the ceremony, I saw Lola Emilia preparing pig food. She had to rush to prepare for the moment at the stage.
Here is a picture taken on my graduation days arranged chronologically: