June 1, 2023

The 18th EMA Cup Golf would tee off March 12 at the Baguio Country Club. The tournament is one of the activities of Rotary Club of Downtown Session on its 25th anniversary as announced by president Katrina Victoria Quindara-Gumaya.
It will be for the benefit of the RCDS’s projects for the community and the scholarship programs of the St. Teresa De Avila Foundation.
The organizers have offered a pandemic rate for its benefactors. Major sponsors at P10,000, while hole sponsorship package at P5,000. The package includes acknowledgment of the sponsors along the 18 holes at the BCC, an opportunity to field one participant free of charge, a complimentary shirt and publicity in all events. We invite our local parbusters and new and loyal sponsors to the golf for-a-cause.
Past EMA Cup tournaments raised almost P5 million where a chunk was turned over to dialysis patients of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center while the rest went to outreach, medical-dental, water and scholarship programs of RCDS.
EMA Cup started in 1995 where then President Fidel V. Ramos led the ceremonial tee-off at the old Camp John Hay golf course. It was for the benefit of the PFVR Center whose main proponent was yours truly.
From then on, the series went on finding its new home at the luscious greens of the BCC.
For details, please contact Pres Kat, original tournament director Doc Willy Occidental, IP Aurelio Cabato, past presidents Kelwyn Tan and Joseph Rimando. Join the fun, fellowship and together we can make a difference in the lives of people.
Not henpecked, my wife assures me as the nuptial of years came into fore last Friday with a simple family dinner at home. Cheers!
Henpecked is adjective for browbeaten, bullied, or intimidated by one’s wife.
Reminds me of married couple, Ike and Maggie, who were sitting at the breakfast table at the BCC when the wife asks, “If I were to die, will you remarry?”
Ike is bewildered and clearly upset, “Why would you ask a thing like that? We’re sitting here having breakfast and you have to go and ruin it asking depressing questions like that. I’m not answering.”
She realized she stepped over the line so immediately drops the question, but later asks again. “I want you to answer. If I were to die will you remarry?” “Yes.”
He says, “OK.” “Will you sell the house?” He looks confused, “Well, no.”
“Will you sell our microwave?” He again looks confused, “Well, no. There’s no reason to.”
A little distraught, Maggie continued. “Well, you certainly wouldn’t let her touch my golf clubs, would you?”
He replies, “Of course not. She’s left-handed.”
Then they travelled to Israel (Jews from Baguio called Mountain Dew). The wife nags her husband throughout the trip, until unfortunately she has a heart attack and dies.
The coroner tells the husband, “It will cost you $500 to bury her here or $5,000 to take her body back to Philippines.”
The husband tells the coroner that he will take her body back to Baguio. The surprised coroner, asks “But sir, why pay so much when you can have a cheaper but just as beautiful funeral here?”
The man replies, “I heard that 2,000 years ago some guy came back alive after being dead for three days around here. I don’t want to take that chance with her.”
Then he dies and goes to heaven. At the pearly gates, he sees two lines.
The first line has a sign that says “Henpecked husbands.”
The second line had a sign that says, “Non-henpecked husbands.”
The first line had a queue of men that stretches far out of site, while the second line had single scrawny man who was just entering it.
The recently deceased man approaches the single occupant of the second line and taps him on the shoulder.
“Excuse me,” he says, “Why are you the only man in this line?”
He frowns defensively and says, “My wife told me to stand here.”

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