by jeff
jd

JD, a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandson, friend, colleague, but will be specially remembered to be a loving husband to Twinkle and caring father to his two beautiful children, Temple Jeanina,7 and Juancho Tomas,1. He passed away on February 1, 2015 at the age of 33 due to sudden cardiac arrest.

He was born on September 27, 1981 in Malabon City, Philippines. He and his family lived there for almost his entire life but spent some few years in Makati City when he and his wife was starting out. Then they went back to Malabon City when his wife got pregnant and lived there until his passing.  

JD was known for his quirky personality and a no nonsense attitude, but most of all for his genuine concern and compassion for others. He was constantly encouraging and always find the best and goodness in people. He was honest, fair and righteous. JD was in every bit a family man who never wasted time. He made sure that his wife and children were dearly loved and well provided for. He never let his family forget how much he loved them through his every day service; may it be from a simple going to the wet market task, cooking, finishing diy jobs, cleaning the house, to being one of the best managers in the office. A task will never be too small for him, he will always deliver with excellence.   

JD was fun-loving and enjoyed dancing with his silly moves, singing at the top of his lungs. He was a movie enthusiast, always on the lookout for the best copies. He enjoyed travelling with his wife and kids, taking beautiful photos anywhere he went. He's a voracious reader and played video games like NBA live during his down time, and a good sportsman in bowling and billiards just like his dad. He was a great volleyball player but his love for basketball was the most evident.  

JD was exceptionally intelligent but remained very humble all his life. He was the batch Editor-in-Chief for Vox, their high school paper at St. James Academy, Malabon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Beda College, Manila with a degree in BS Management Information Systems, and was also the Batch Salutatorian and an Academic Excellence Awardee. He started his career and spent 8 years thereafter at Hewlett-Packard from being a Consultant to an Account Delivery Manager. He truly loved the people, trainings and discipline that HP brought in his life. He then transferred to Macquarie as a Senior Manager, he enjoyed his two years time there for the company was best in giving a work-life balance. But he got the biggest break in his career when he joined GXS (Opentext) as a Director for Professional Services where he was able to showcase his wit through the challenges and triumphs that the company garnered for almost two years until his untimely demise.  

JD is survived by his wife of 8 years (15 years in total from the day they were together) Twinkle, his two children, TJ and Chot; his mother, Mommy Nida (his dad, Plaridel also died of the same fate at age 42); his sisters and brothers-in-law; Ding-Jay, Ina-JB, Joyce-Marti, and Madel-Kiwi; his nieces and nephews; Maikee, Kaycee, Gavin, Johann and Loki. He was also particularly close to his wife's family, Lola Mommy, Mama Jean, Angeli, Twinkie-Jose, Mia and Macy. Also, his grandmothers, grandfather and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, godsons, goddaughters and close friends.    

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