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Vickie ibinahagi ang hirap sa pagiging Navy reservist

November 2, 2022 Aster Amoyo 196 views

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PAREHO nang Philippine Navy reservists ang mag-asawang Jason Abalos at Vickie Rushton-Abalos na kamakailan lamang nagtapos ng kanilang training.

“I know, for sure, that it is always easier said than done but what is worth doing to have a meaningful and purposeful life is inevitably challenging. This is waaay out of my comfort zone. I have discovered many things about myself and one of which is my strength.

“I’ve always believed that there was something bigger and greater for me.

After some closed doors, I’ve been contemplating on what to do next. I think we are all seeking the same thing – our life’s purpose.

This is far the highest and most meaningful achievement I received in my life. Honestly, I just wanted to work with different organizations where I can help and serve but who would have thought that I will be a full-fledged Philippine Navy Reservist?

Thank you, Lord for giving us all the strength to keep going and continue what we have started. Thank you for surroudng us with the right people to guide, help and teach us.

To our CD, ACD, DI’s and everyone at NRCen-NCR, I am forever grateful to you.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills with us. Thank you for pushing us beyond our limits. Mabuhay po kayo lahat!

Pasensya na din po kung makukulit kami. (Nami-miss ko na po mga boses ninyo.) Hahaha!

To my batchmates, eto na ngaaa. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Willing ako ulitin lahat ng ito kung kayo pa rin ang kasama ko. I really looked forward to our trainings. First day pa lang, alam nyo naaa haha! Nakakalimutan ang pagod dahil sa saya natin in between trainings at dala-dala pa rin natin hanggang sa pag-uwi.

Iba ang samahan ng SIKLAB CL 05-22! Hooyah!

To my husband, @thejasonabalos, thank you for allowing me to join. It’s nice to share this journey with you kahit magkaiba tayo ng class, happy ako na sabay tayo nag-graduate.

Thank you for supporting me and for encouraging me. Nakaya ko ang lahat ng to dahil sa tiwala mo na kaya ko din gawin to. I love you, Baba!

To my family, thank you for not doubting me. Thank you for praying for me and for us.

I love you all!

For the country, hooyah!!!” pagbabahagi ng actress at dating beauty queen.

Si Vickie ay isang Filipino-British actress, model, beauty pageant title- holder at ex-PBB housemate. She married her boyfriend of ten years, ang actor-turned politician na si Jason Abalos last September 2, 2022 sa San Antonio de Padua Parish in Tagaytay, Batangas.

She was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas nung 2011 at naging first runner-up sa Bb. Pilipinas in 2018 and landed at Top 15 sa 2019 Bb. Pilipinas na siyang naging senyales ng kanyang pagtigil sa pageantry to focus on other things.

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Marco hindi titigil sa passion

HINDI ikinakaila ng veteran hitmaker and balladeer na si Marco Sison na naging kontesero umano siya at a young age at nakatulong sa kanyang pamilya ang cash prizes na kanyang napapanalunan sa iba’t ibang amateur singing competitions.

Naging grand winner din siya sa singing contest ng now-defunct noontime TV program na “Student Canteen”in 1975 hosted by the late Eddie Ilarde, Bobby Ledesma at Pepe Pimentel kung saan siya ginawang mainstay at doon na nagsimula ang pag-iba ng takbo ng kanyang buhay gayundin ang kanyang pamilya.

He was an undefeated champion ng “Student Canteen” mula 1975 hanggang 1981.

It was Marco’s choir members sa Philippine College of Commerce (now Polytechnic University of the Philippines) who prodded him to audition sa singing competition segment ng Student Canteen na kanya namang sinunod.

He was first signed-up by Zodiac Records pero hindi naka-take-off ang kanyang singing career until WEA Records (now Universal Records) took him in.

Ang kanyang unang single ay hindi rin gaanong kinagat pero nabago ang lahat when he recorded his second single, ang “Make Believe” na kinompos ni Paul Melendez. At first, hindi gaanong gusto ni Marco ang nasabing kanta pero sinabihan umano siya ng singer-songwriter na si Nonoy Tan (ng WEA Records) na hindi umano siya sisikat kapag hindi niya ni-record ang “Make Believe”.

Much to his surprise, weeks and months later, the song became a hit at dito siya nagsimulang makilala nang husto.

Pagkatapos ng “Make Believe,” his signature hit song, Marco continued to soar high bilang hitmaker and performer kasunod na iba pa niyang hits tulad ng “Always,” “Si Lorna, Si Aida o si Fe,” “I’ll Face Tomorrow,” “Mahal,” “Isusumbong Kita Sa Diyos,” “Ibigay Mo Sa Akin ang Bukas” at marami pang iba.

He also tried acting when he was signed-up ng Seiko Films to a three- picture contract but eventually left his acting career to focus more on his being a singer.

Palibhasa’y guwapo at sikat, naging lapitin siya ng mga babae at na-link din siya sa isang beauty queen noon na nauwi sa kanilang paghihiwalay dahil sa kanyang pagiging `chick boy.’ He has seven children sa apat na magkakaibang babae na may mga talent din sa pagkanta.

Singing will always be Marco’s passion kahit ngayong may edad na siya.

Bukod sa kanyang pagiging solo performer ay bahagi rin siya ng The Hitmakers na kinabibilangan dati ng yumaong Total Performer na si Rico J. Puno along with other music icons na sina Hajji Alejandro, Rey Valera and Nonoy Zuniga.

Marco also tried politics before. He served twice as councilor ng Binan, Laguna and one term bilang Board Member. Kumandidato rin siya bilang vice- governor ng Laguna but lost kaya nag-focus na lamang siya sa pagiging singer-performer. He also tried living in the US with his family pero bumalik din ng Pilipinas when he realized that America is not for him and his family.

Speaking of Marco, please watch my exclusive interview with the music icon on my online show, “TicTALK with Aster Amoyo” this Friday, November 4 at 12:00 noon.

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