75th Birthday Celebration of Mama Sofing: A Blessing from God

Mama Sofing Lotilla's 75th Birthday
Mama Sofing Lotilla’s 75th Birthday at La Fiesta Restaurant (Tito Jun, Tita Divine and children (David, Ronron and wife Rosie, Diana)  and grandchildren, my two sons Elrond and Aragorn, not in photo brother Jesse and my sister Crisadel, Matulin cousins (Kuya Boy and wife Sheila, Ate Thelma and husband Derick (not in photo daughters Tetel and Tyra), Ate Marife and husband Mon and children ( Kyle and Richelle) and Carmela and husband Archie and children  (Wayne and Alex) and son of Ate Mimi Romasanta, Miro.
Mama Sofing with her birthday cake
Mama Sofing with her birthday cake
Mama Sofing with daugther Mila and her husband Randy Manuba
Mama Sofing with daugther Mila and her husband Randy Manuba

I am glad to successful witnessed the 75th birthday celebration of Mama Sofing (popularly called by her nephews, nieces and family friends)  or Mrs. Sofia Esplana Lotilla.  The celebration was participated by family, relatives,  family friends, officemates, and other guests closed to the Lotilla family.

Mama Sofing  is my eldest aunt from my grandfather Mr. Simeon and grandmother Mrs. Salud Esplana.  Thank you for the invitation Ate Mila and Kuya Randy!

Our relatives, aunts and uncles who are present include Ate Pipin (Dr. Josephine Almonte), Ate Tita (Professor Cristita Mallari) and his son Jay,   Kuya Amboy or Ambrocio Real,  wife and daughters and Ate Vivian and Kuya Sid with their children Isa and Ann.

Mama Sofing’s cousins who are also present from the Real family include Kuya Jun Real, wife and daughter,  Ate Emalin,  Ate Procy,  husband Kuya Rod.

My uncles and aunts and their family who witnessed the celebration include Tito Jun and Ate Divine and their children (John David, Ronron and wife Rosie Ram and Riz his family, Diana).

Also present include Ate Thelma and husband Kuya Derick Oseña and their children (Cristhel and Tyra),  Ate Marife and husband Kuya Mon and their children (Kyle and Richelle),  Carmela and Archie Rolluqui and children (Wayne and Alex),  Kuya Boy and Ate Sheila Matulin,

The celebration was also attended by Kuya Magno,  Tara and Erwin Ricafort and the rest of some of Ate Mila’s best friends.

For Ate Mila’s friends who are present include:  Melissa and husband (Ramoncito Alfonso), Rachel with her husband (Carlos Rodenas), Sally, Beng, and college best friend of Ate Mila -Maricar Diaz – and her former officemates.

The important family members from the Lotilla side include Father Edison Lotilla  (a Chaplain of Philippine Airforce), Mama Sofing’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Villa Almajar and daughters.

The mother of Kuya Randy was also present, Mrs. Corazon Manuba, cousin Amie Mallari,  family friend Restie Madrona. There are other guests and family friends of Mama Sofing who are present but was not able to mentioned in this article. I would like to dedicate this article as my tribute for Mama Sofing’s birthday celebration, the eldest sister of my father, my Papa Eladio or Ely Esplana. We love you Mama Sofing!

I am thankful to God that He made this event a remarkable one, not only for Mama Sofing, but to everyone who were able to witness this birthday celebration.

God bless you Mama Sofing and your children (Milagros and Rafael) and may you have more celebration’s to come! God is good all the time!

Mama Sofing with Real and Almonte cousins
Mama Sofing with Real (Ate Tita and son Jay and Ate Pipin),   Vasquez (Ate Vivian and husband Sid and daughters Isa and Ann) and Almonte cousins (Kuya Amboy and wife, Kuya Jun, Ate Emalin and Ate Procy).
Lotilla and Manuba family and relatives
Lotilla and Manuba family and relatives
Tito Jun and Tita Divine and children and grandchildren
Tito Jun and Tita Divine and children and grandchildren
Ate Mila's friends with Mama Sofing
Ate Mila’s friends with Mama Sofing
Other relatives and friends
Other relatives and friends
Other relatives and friends
Other relatives and friends
Other relatives and friends
Other relatives and friends
Mama Sofing with Father
Mama Sofing with Father Edison Lotilla
Mama Sofing with cousins
Mama Sofing with cousins
Tito Jun, Tita Divine, Mama Sofing and Carmela
Tito Jun, Tita Divine, Mama Sofing and Carmela
Ate Mila's friends
Ate Mila’s friends (photo credits from FB of Beng Pondevida Bernardo)
Mama Sofing with Ate Mila's friends/classmates
Mama Sofing with Ate Mila’s friends/classmates (photo credits from FB of Beng Pondevida Bernardo)
Mama Sofing with Ate Emalin, relatives and friends
Mama Sofing with Ate Emalin, relatives and friends
Mama Sofing with sister Adel, Tito Jun and my two sons Elrond and Aragorn
Mama Sofing with sister Adel, Tito Jun and my two sons Elrond and Aragorn and not in photo brother Jesse
Note: Photo credits courtesy of Joey Lotilla, Elrond Esplana and Jesse Esplana