ForeverMissed

FOR MAMA

 

I Will Love You

 

As long as I can dream,

As long as I can think,

As long as I have a memory,

I will love you.

 

As long as I have eyes to see,

And ears to hear,

Ang lips to speak...

I will love you.

 

As long as I have a heart to feel,

A soul stirring inside me,

An imagination to hold you...

I will love you.

 

As long as there is a time,

As long as there is love,

As long as I have breath to speak your name

I will love you.

 

 

 

 

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If I should go tomorrow 
It would never be goodbye, 
For I have left my heart with you, 
So don't you ever cry. 
The love that's deep within me, 
Shall reach you from the stars, 
You'll feel it from the heavens, 
And it will heal the scars.

 

 

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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,beloved mother,Felicitas.

"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going." John 14:1 - 4

 

She is our mother who loved us unconditionally, and gave herself to us unselfishly, who shielded us from pain and worries,who protected us, who taught us everything in life, who gave us roots and wings, who taught and showed us forgiveness and acceptance, who lovingly supported us and defended us, who taught us the value of hard work, To a mother who never failed to be there, and whose shoulder was always there for us to lean on, To the mother whose heart cries whenever we cry, To the mother who so lovingly gave everything to everyone even though she has so little, To the mother who taught us the greatest value of life, Love. 

I will always remember her last words to me, "Do not worry". How can I not worry about the mother I loved so much?But now I know I don't need to worry, because she is in the safe and peaceful arms of her Creator, her Lord and Saviour.

Professor Felicitas Espiritu Ramos-Manacsa who was born on March 15, 1929 and passed away on January 25, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Her cremated remains was laid to rest next to her husband Ceferino, in the church crypt of Christ the King Church in Green meadows, Quezon City, Philippines.

She is survived by her daughter Loowee (Loida), Son Alvin, and granddaughter Bea, sister Resurrecion (Vicente) sisters-in-law, loving cousins, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephew and loving friends and relatives globally.

She had such a passion in teaching,educating and influencing the many students she had at UPHS and UPIS who she always encouraged and inspired to be beyond than what they could be.

She was a great mother to us, unconditionally loved us, never got tired of sharing with us the wisdom of life. Her words to us are forever etched in our hearts, spirits and minds that will direct us and guide us through our life's journey, together with the blessing of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We love Mama so much and will deeply miss her.

a song dedicated to Mama

http://inspirationmanifestation.com/1647/save-a-place-for-me-matthew-west/

 

Posted by Eduardo Avenir on January 25, 2020
  Mom Felicitas has been a 2nd mother and mentor to me eversince from my UP High School days as my homeroom adviser as well as my Pilipino subject teacher.
   I learned a lot and was inspired from her stories from the time she worked hard as a young Bulacan girl to pursue and finished her degree as a teacher from U.P
   Once we met in a paper supply store in Divisoria while she was buying cardboard boxes for customer's wedding gowns sewn in her dress shop.
   What an amazing woman, a teacher, an entrepreneur and most of all a great wife and a mother to Loida and Alvin.
   God bless and miss you Mrs. Felicitas Manacsa.
   
Posted by Nina Beza Demonteverde on January 25, 2016
I will never forget Gng Manacsa who taught us not only Pilipino but more about lessons in life and morals. She never forgot most of her students and their personalities. What a person!
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on March 18, 2015
Happy Birthday in heaven Mama. Today March 15,2015 could have been your 86 years on earth. But now with a life in heaven with all our loved ones, keep smiling and looking after us and pray to Papa God to look after us esp. Alvin. You are always in our hearts and we miss a lot of you. Life has never been the same for us. Since you were gone, I feel so alone in facing our daily challenges. You have always been there to listen, to support, to advice and share your love and wisdom. You seem to see certain things we don't see. Alvin and I miss you so much, it aches within us.We love you Mama forever and ever.
Posted by neci cojuangco on March 18, 2013
Tita Fely and Tito Pin will forever be loved. They gave us a part of our lives we never could have imagined. They took us, strangers that we were, into their lives never expecting anything but the smiles on our faces. We remain their Fastback Mustangs 2+2.

Dear Jesus, we pray, please let them into your rest
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on January 25, 2013
Today, Jan.25,2013, we celebrate your 2nd year of life in Heaven with all our other loved ones esp. Papa and Papa God.

We deeply miss you Mama..............you are always in our hearts. In the midst of our grief that never seems to go away, we love you and remember you fondly with love.
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on March 15, 2012
Today, me and Alvin remember you most especially your birthday today and now celebrating it in Heaven.
We deeply miss you and life has never been the same without you.

You are forever in our hearts, we love you. YOU ARE OUR LIFE AND OUR LOVE! Hugs to Papa and Papa God!
Posted by Joy Baguinon on June 15, 2011
Josie Anselmo-Herrera
"Tita Fely was a good adviser to us. You can count on her. Tita Fely, our one and only ninang on our wedding, Edo and I will never forget you. Rest in peace our beloved tita, ninang and second mother to us. We love you.
Posted by Jose Arnel Tanquilut on March 25, 2011
Ninang Fely was my godmother at both my baptism and wedding. As such she will always be like a mother to me and will never be forgotten. She made my childhood Christmases special, I am glad that I still have something with me that was a gift from her
Posted by toybits ibuna on February 24, 2011
i didn't hear of her passing til now.. well she was a great teacher.. taught me to think and analyze, and not to merely read and memorize.. she believed in students like me who were not exactly... well, good... maraming salamat po ma'am...
Posted by gie nolasco on February 11, 2011
Accompanying Sis Loowee to the University of Wisconsin a few years ago was the first and only time I met Mrs. Manacsa. It was a short but very memorable moment because while waiting at the medical center, Mrs. Manacsa’s showed her forever love to her children. For her to be with Loowee and stay with her when Loowee needed her most, demonstrated that she was more than a loving and caring mother.
Posted by Quay Evano on January 30, 2011
I vividly remember Prof. Manacsa as one of the most feared teachers in high school but one of the most stylish and fashionable. But when she became my Filipino teacher, I was so surprised that she was not a "terror" of a teacher but was actually approachable, nice and funny but strict in a friendly way. 

Rest in peace my dear beloved teacher. You will live forever in our hearts.
Posted by da martinez on January 30, 2011
isang guro, isang kaibigan, isang alagad ng sining... si gng. manacsa ay isa sa mga mabubuting tao na nagbigay sa akin noon ng paniniwalang, sa kabila ng kaguluhan, maganda pa ang daigdig!

da, upis 89
Posted by Miraflor Pandela-Sanchez on January 30, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was known to be the most ‘terror’ teacher in our Batch. But it was just her way to teach her students quality education, discipline and seriousness not only on the subject that she taught but in life general. She always wanted to promote and preserve an excellent UPIS. 

You were God’s instrument to make each one of us successful in different ways. Thank you, Ma’am!

Mira UPIS '89
Posted by Jess Arranz on January 30, 2011
I was fortunate to receive some kind compliments from her during the UPHS Batch 70 reunion in January 2010. Over 40 years ago she challenged me to perform at my personal best. Her words were something like "I know you have much more in your tank, use it." That became my way of life since then.
Posted by Michele Zabala-Litvins on January 30, 2011
To some Prof Manacssa was "terror". To me she was person with a heart of gold.She was kind of like my angel. She believed in me when HS admin didn't. She went out of her way to tell me that she knows i'm innocent. Thank you Ma'am -that meant a lot to me and had helped me get through that horrific time in my life .
Posted by armando balbin on January 30, 2011
My Tita Fely has nlways been like a second mother to me. I clearly remember how she molded my character and personality, my with my Mom and Dad, as I stayed with her and Tito Pin practically throughout my college days.She showed my how to be strong and firm in my convictions, and how to be compassionate when needed. She was a teacher, and a mother, in the real sense of the word. I WILL MISS HER!
Posted by Jerry de Leon on January 29, 2011
Ginang Manacsa, guro. Aking guro. 

Bakit baga mistulang kulimlim
ang kandilang aking sinindihan
upang kayo'y gunitain.
Sapagkat sadyang dalisay
ang liwanag na inyong pinaangkin.

Mahal na guro, binawian man ng Maykapal
ang tanglaw ng inyong sulo
Ito ay upang salubungin
ang sinag ng bagong bukang liwayway.

Jerry de Leon
UPHS70
Posted by Tess Mejia-Abaya on January 29, 2011
Ginang Manacsa, Maraming salamat sa iyong mabuting pagtuturo sa amin. You were strict inorder to help students like me become attentive in class. What is etched in my mind is a teacher's good grooming. I appreciate the time you spent to look good in class, from hair styling, make-up, to clothes (iba araw araw,walang repeat - Ma'am,that's hard to beat). Loowee/Alvin,may you find your solace in God.
Posted by Nina Beza Demonteverde on January 28, 2011
Gng Manacsa - one of the last of a dying breed of dedicated educators who cared for her students far beyond the call of her paid duty. Filipino teacher she was, but more like a school mother to us. She knew the personal circumstances of most of her pupils, and would go out of her way to attend to those who needed it. As they say in OZy, "you will be sorely missed". Vale, Ma'am.
Posted by Robert Lesaca on January 28, 2011
Last Dec. 24, frail but in good spirits, I hugged Tita Fely one last time; Alvin and two of her nephews, Paul and "Nio" were there too. We reminisce the days of the Fastback Mustang 2+2 Band that her late hubby, Tito Pin, managed and of which I was a member. Tita Fely was a second Mom to us all that is why that last sit-down with her will forever be etched in my heart. Thank you for the memories.
Posted by bernie castillo on January 28, 2011
Maam Manacsa,ThankYou for everything-especially your epic class lessons on how we have to face the world- your legacy.Your Filipino class teachings made us what we are today.Forever confident & highly motivated in life -as adults facing our own world full of challenges. So glad to see you in Chicago & Manila of last year.You'll be missed & every moment I will remember you. BernieY.Castillo
Posted by florence villorente on January 28, 2011
Ma'am Manacsa was the teacher we feared but loved. I remember we were so afraid when we found out we belonged to her homeroom class. But as the year progressed she became our friend and confidante. One of the highlights of our day was to see who correctly guessed what color outfit she had on. Thank you Ma'am for adding not just knowledge, but color to our high school life.
Posted by M Gonzales on January 27, 2011
I remember Mrs. Manacsa from my UP Elem days then at UP High she was my teacher. I'll remember her as the teacher with the most glam an panache. Though strict, she had a sense of humour. Loowee and Alvin may you find peace and solace in the knowledge that Ma'm is now free of pain and suffering.
Posted by Patricia Hutchings on January 27, 2011
I can't remember if Mrs. Manacsa was ever my teacher. She was advisor of the Sophomore Council when I was VP and she made me do a special project I did not think I could do. She was also a judge in a competition I was candidate of, which I DID NOT WANT TO WIN IN. I won't tell you the precious words of encouragement she gave me, but I will never forget her for it.
Posted by Jojie Baltazar on January 27, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was my homeroom adviser in my second year at UP High. She was strict but caring. One thing I can't forget about her is how smart dresser she is. I don't think she has worn any dress twice in a year. Ma'am, you will be forever in our hearts.
Posted by Tina Hidalgo-Loris on January 27, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was my homeroom teacher in first year high school. I was in awe of her and admired her very much. I especially remember her elegance, her thoughtfulness, her dedication to her work. She will not be forgotten. I share your pain Loowee and Alvin.
Posted by Waya Araos on January 27, 2011
No one else taught with more style and panache than Mrs. Manacsa. She was strict, but fair. She brought Rizal alive for me and sparked an early and steadfast nationalism that stemmed from logical pragmatism rather than stubborn dogmatism. You will be missed ma'am, but you will never be forgotten.
Posted by Zarina HernandezSchipplic... on January 26, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa, you will always be remembered as one of our great teachers. I liked your technique.."terror", but deep inside I and many of my classmates knew you had a very kind heart and only wanted to bring out the best in all of us. Thank you for your dedication to the profession. What a loss..for future students who would never have known you.
Posted by Risa Reyes on January 26, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was a fixture through our elementary and high school days because her only daughter, Loida (Loowee)was my batchmate. She eventually became my teacher in Filipino in high school. I remember her as always well dressed, with her shoes and bag always matching in color with her dress.Until recently, she joined our batch reunions whenever she could. She will be missed.
Posted by alma manahan on January 25, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was more than a high school teacher to me. She was my friend, my mentor. We laughed and we cried together. She knew my secrets and i knew some of hers. I look forward to sitting and chatting with her agsin when my time is up, too. May you rest in peace, my friend.

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Posted by Eduardo Avenir on January 25, 2020
  Mom Felicitas has been a 2nd mother and mentor to me eversince from my UP High School days as my homeroom adviser as well as my Pilipino subject teacher.
   I learned a lot and was inspired from her stories from the time she worked hard as a young Bulacan girl to pursue and finished her degree as a teacher from U.P
   Once we met in a paper supply store in Divisoria while she was buying cardboard boxes for customer's wedding gowns sewn in her dress shop.
   What an amazing woman, a teacher, an entrepreneur and most of all a great wife and a mother to Loida and Alvin.
   God bless and miss you Mrs. Felicitas Manacsa.
   
Posted by Nina Beza Demonteverde on January 25, 2016
I will never forget Gng Manacsa who taught us not only Pilipino but more about lessons in life and morals. She never forgot most of her students and their personalities. What a person!
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on March 18, 2015
Happy Birthday in heaven Mama. Today March 15,2015 could have been your 86 years on earth. But now with a life in heaven with all our loved ones, keep smiling and looking after us and pray to Papa God to look after us esp. Alvin. You are always in our hearts and we miss a lot of you. Life has never been the same for us. Since you were gone, I feel so alone in facing our daily challenges. You have always been there to listen, to support, to advice and share your love and wisdom. You seem to see certain things we don't see. Alvin and I miss you so much, it aches within us.We love you Mama forever and ever.
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MAMA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Shared by Loowee Manacsa on March 15, 2013

Through the years, Mama ALWAYS knew how to enjoy life and celebrate the special occassions, whether it is her birthday, mine, my brother's or my Papa.

Every year, she would prepare a noodle dish, it is a must, as it symbolizes long life.

Through her ageing years as I call, but never her term to use...........she hosted her own birthday gatherings in our home. There were always dancing, eating, laughing, joking, singing ,but most of all she enjoyed seeing family and close friends, and bonding with them.

Mama celebrated her special day with "gusto", she is at her happiest being around people.

Today, March 15th is another special day, and as me and my brother are thousand of miles away from each other, we still choose to celebrate the day with her noodles! Me and my brother shared some laughs when we talk about our mom, and being her birthday, she would want us to celebrate.
Me, being the quiet one, chose to celebrate in silence, and prayer. My brother went to visit Mama, and shared the noodle dish with the people in our home.

I am sure today, she is celebrating with Papa, and her father and mother and all the sisters, in laws, brothers and sisters in law, and all her special friends. The life in heaven is surely different from our world. I know in my heart that no matter how special me and my brother is to her, she is celebrating with "gusto" even without us. What more can she ask for? she is with her top special man, our Lord Jesus Christ, who had prepared a special place for her up there.

Up to this day, I still grieve for my Mama and Papa, but in a way, I know I should be happy because they are happy where they are. Who am I to question our Father God's decision to take them back.But birthdays will be birthdays, as me and my brother, to the end will continue to celebrate  our Mama's life, no matter what trials and challenges we are facing. It is what she wants.............

Happy Birthday Mama! You are forever in our hearts, mind and spirit. Each step we make, and journey we are in, you are our inspiration and model of what we do and what we need to do. You have given us the guidance in every way,and continue to do so, and we will try our very best to keep hanging tight to our most Heavenly Father through our constant prayers as how you always told us, to help us and guide us in our lives, even without you and Papa here with us.

We love you so very much................

Loowee and Alvin 

THE MAMA I LOVE

Shared by Loowee Manacsa on January 30, 2011

 My mom had a sharp mind till the very end . She loves to read and write and she wrote a lot of books, some are textbooks that were used for schools.  She used to write me letters that gave me so much encouragement in life.

She really glorified the Lord in everything she did in her life.Teaching and educating young people like all of us, is her greatest passion. She was more than a teacher.She saved lives of those who were wayward & felt hopeless, and molded a lot of them, including me and my brother to be who we can be even beyond our own belief in ourselves.She was a strict disciplinarian but behind it was her strong love and desire for us to be better persons.
 
Mama's loss is a big void in our lives, my brother's, mine and mostly the nieces and nephews Mama had influenced so strongly. She is the youngest daughter of 4 sisters, and now she has gone before the eldest one.the 2 older ones that her, are all gone before her, and now my mom.
 
She never wanted to show even me as her daughter if she is suffering.She really kept a lot of those within herself, illness wise,lifewise, etc. But she also forgot I am my mama's daughter that I am so much like her, but I am sensitive within me that I can tell when my mom is in high spirit, when she feels good or not, she did not have to tell me in many words how she is feeling or if she is going through some hardship. But still, she did keep that from me because she was protecting me, she constantly assured me she was ok and for me not to worry. Mama knew me well, I am a worrier, esp. when it comes to her and my brother.Being thousand of miles away does not make it easy. Mama knew I won't be able to be with her if something happens to her. I had my transplant 3 yrs ago, and I had a difficult 2 yrs.recovery so I am prone to infections and most of us transplant patients are discouraged to travel overseas esp.Asian countries, or the third world countries as they call.
 
This will not be an easy journey for us.I have to still take care of my brother.
I have been laid off 3 yrs now, and I just do part time food business and catering.
It is my source of finances to be able to help my mom's medical needs, medications etc. That was also the beginning of how I started
" Mama and Lou's" food for the gods that I bake, and I also make empanadas. This is the side thing I do while searching for a job. I am an interior designer but being the economy is down, my line of work is nada, no business. I will continue doing the food biz. Mama was too funny when I told her about it, she said, she did not want me to use her name , she said, "ikaw na lang" but then I was thinking down the road, it is my tribute to my mom. She never realized  that I had a talent like this, and she even said, "why didn't you think of this long time ago?" I guess sometimes when one is driven against the wall, you suddenly start being creative? well, I can only say that I got that from my mom, her resilience, her drive in everything she does. She was passionate with her life, never discouraged, she was a fighter!
 
I am very proud of Mama, and I am proud to be her daughter in the same way my brother is very proud to be her son. She was a big influence in our lives and we will miss her deeply. I already feel it in every inch of my body, my nerves, my heart and my soul. It will be a difficult road, but I trust God that He will help us through this journey.
 

thank you ma'am manacsa

Shared by roselle leah k rivera on January 26, 2011

i will always remember my very articulate and very strict teacher in our Pilipino class in UP High School ( in a subject where i usually got red marks due to  my colonial mentality upbringing.) The memory is still etched in my more than half a century mind because she taught us the meaning of discipline, love for the Pilipino language, and the way to engage in intelligent conversation.

Ma'am Manacsa assigned us seats: boy-girl-boy-girl. She was the forerunner of a participatory learning environment  because everyone had to speak. It was not the usual banking kind of class  where  the teacher knew everything. 

She stood at the side of the classroom, always very well dressed, with her spanish fan to keep her cool. She called out our names in class so we could exercise the muscles of our mouths, never miss! we were all very nervous all the time! But I remember her as a very kind person despite this disciplinarian image.

Thank you Ma'am Manacsa for your love and caring for all of us awkward, lost teenagers! We learned many things about life from you with all the  time you spent with us and all the utter patience you showed us.

To the family and loved ones of Ma'am Manacsa, we send you hugs of comfort for her soul going on flight. 

 

dazzle k. rivera, UP HIgh school, batch '76