|Presidential Family Portrait|
affectionate kiss for the First Lady's cheeks
|Linda Garcia & Reynald
Gatal show some dance moves |
while the First Couple looks on
They have three children:
When my lolo was already out of politics, he would often garden and take care of his wild dogs and pigs. While he went around our place every morning, I’d follow him,” Campos recalls.
“That’s why he loved the University of the Philippines in Diliman because of the trees and open spaces. For him, it was the best place to study.”
Pres. Carlos P. Garcia almost always played
chess with his professor- friends
“He didn’t play the piano but he would always request ‘Matud Nila’ from guests who knew how to play,” Campos says.
Pres CPG & the First Lady return from Washington, DC
via San Francisco & stops for a Honolulu visit
Hickam Air Force Base, 30 June 1958,
Campos describes his grandparents as an “inseparable” couple.
His lolo, Carlos said, was “calm and reserved” who did yoga, breathing and stretching as early as 5 a.m.
His lola Leonila was the chikadora who ran all the events and parties in the house.
Showcasing the memorabilia of the eighth president of the Philippines and his family, the condominium in QC is the original house of the Garcias, built in 1955.
It was renovated in 2002.
But with visitors, Garcia spoke in English.
He was also fluent in Spanish and Latin.
1960: US President receives then Sen. Marcos & wife Imelda
“Our long-term plan is to build his memorabilia in Bohol, his hometown.His beliefs& ideals came from this place where he grew up, became a teacher, mayor and governor.
The problem is raising the funds for the museum and getting more support from the local government.”
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