May 18, 2024

In the scenic gardens of Bahong, the renowned Rose Capital of the country where nature’s splendor flourishes, there is a rose that stands out among the rest. This rose is none other than Rosita Onse Serrano, whom we fondly call auntie Rose, a compassionate and resilient woman who embodies the essence of beauty inside and out.
Just as a rose captivates with its delicate petals and enchanting fragrance, aunt Rose has touched the lives of many with her love, kindness, and unwavering strength. Now in her twilight years and battling dementia, allow me to give this tribute to celebrate the remarkable beauty that aunt Rose has brought to the world.
Like the vibrant hues of a rose in full bloom, aunt Rose during her prime, radiated compassion and selflessness. Throughout her life, she extended a helping hand to those in need, providing support, comfort, and understanding. Whether it was lending a listening ear or showing empathy in times of hardship, aunt Rose’s compassionate nature has touched countless hearts. Her acts of kindness have woven a tapestry of love and care, leaving an indelible mark on the lives she has touched.
Just as a rose withstands the harshest of elements, aunt Rose possesses a strength that is unyielding. She has faced her own share of challenges with grace and determination, never allowing adversity to wilt her spirit. In the face of difficulties, aunt Rose has stood tall, inspiring those around her with her resilience and unwavering belief in the power of hope. Her strength has become a beacon of light, guiding others through their own trials and reminding them of the inherent strength within.
The sweet fragrance of a rose captivates all who encounter it, much like the love that aunt Rose exuded. Her love knew no bounds, extending to family, friends, and even strangers. aunt Rose has a heart that embraces without judgment, radiating warmth and acceptance. Her love has the power to heal, to uplift, and to make a difference in the lives of those fortunate enough to receive it. Through her acts of love, aunt Rose has planted seeds of compassion and unity that continue to blossom in the hearts of many.
As one of the many individuals touched by aunt Rose’ compassionate heart, I am immensely grateful I have met such a woman of inner strength, unconditional love, and inspiring spirit who has made a lasting legacy of beauty and grace. Just as a rose enchants with its elegance, aunt Rose has captivated hearts with her unwavering goodness. She is a shining example of the incredible beauty that lies within each of us, reminding us to cultivate love, kindness, and resilience in our own lives. Aunt Rose, the most beautiful rose in Bahong, will forever bloom in our hearts and serve as a reminder of the transformative power of love.
Today, as aunt Rose embraces the twilight of her life, her impact remains etched in the hearts of those she touched. Her legacy of compassion, resilience, and selflessness continues to inspire us to live a life dedicated to service. We carry her spirit within us, spreading acts of kindness and striving to make a positive difference in the world, just as she did.
Much love and respect to you, our aunt Rosita Onse Serrano. The world is a brighter place because of you.