Emilio Marquez and Consuelo Lara-Marquez
*** THEIR LOVE STORY ***
“LOVE is patient and kind, does not envy or boast, not proud or rude, not selfish, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. LOVE hates evil, always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres ....”
These words seem to universally touch everyone’s heart and soul when at the right place and at the right time find someone they will forever vow to love, behold and spend the rest of their lives with. Just like the rest of us, our tatay, the late Don Emilio Marquez and our inay, Dona Consuelo, as they were fondly called, fell victims to the might and power of this thing called LOVE.
No one to this date could attest as to how, where and when this great couple met and fell in love, but we all know for a fact that they were both born and raised in San Jose Batangas. Tatay was born on
For a while everything seemed perfect and days went by with just few glitzes in between up until the time when their lives took a sudden turn when, so unfortunately tatay died at the age of fifty four on June 23, 1952.That very same day, he was about to start working as a professor of law at the Lyceum University in Manila. Left with his loving wife were their ten young children, with the youngest, Buno, just seven years of age. At that time, no matter how life seemed to have treated them unfairly, inay’s strong-willed faith in God never got discouraged and kept holding on. Being just a plain housewife, inay, with the help of the older children supported the family by selling “kakanin” in front of their house. Presen, the oldest was already a teacher then.
Just like tatay, inay did not get to live very long to see and experience the fruits of her labor. She passed away when she was fifty four years old on
Wherever they may be right now, we are quite sure that they are both looking down upon us beaming with pride for we have kept up to more than they have wished and expected us to be ---- ONE big happy FAMILY.
We, in return are very proud to belong to the MARQUEZ - LARA clan.