We’ll Remember You Always, Manay Edna!(1950-2009)


Yesterday, the 22nd of April 2009, Wednesday morning, our eldest and beloved sister Edna Asuncion Penos passed away totally unexpected.

We greatly mourn the loss of a loving and caring sister who dedicated her entire life to her family and to teaching our young Tagabulans. These children above were once her pupils in Bulan North Central School. She herself was the most loyal Tagabulan among us for she never left Bulan except during her college years in Legazpi city. She passed away a few days after her arrival in Cubao, Quezon City on her regular visit to her own family- husband Danny Penos and two grown up sons Bonbon and Jay who are all working in Manila.

I cannot describe in words the importance of Manay Edna in my own life and how this sudden not-being-with us-anymore pains us  all. Again, I rebel inwardly, will not accept that death is such a harsh reality. We would have loved that she stayed with us for many years more…


Manay Edna will be brought back to our town Bulan for her final rest. Bulan, you are just too near for us…

We’ll remember you always, Manay Edna!

jun,  with menchu, jerry, malou, dennis, judy- and families, and mama with our youngest brother roy.


The melody that reminds me  always of Manay Edna:

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8 replies

  1. Please accept my condolences to your family,my family and will pray for her.

  2. To Jun and family,

    I am very sorry for the passing away of your sister Edna. My deepest condolences to you and your family. The loss of a loved one changed the lives of everyone irrevocably. My prayer goes for your beloved sister Edna and to the family.


  3. jun and family,

    in behalf of my family, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. i know how hard it is to lose a family member, especially if you haven’t seen her for a long long time. surely you’ll miss her… our prayers for her and your family…

  4. in behalf of my family and of biklish, please accept our condolences…

  5. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences for the untimely death of your sister, and our beloved Edna.

    Cecille Guyala-Bustillos
    Philippine Embassy, Madrid

  6. I’m shocked and saddened by this news. She was one of my teachers in elementary school and I really admired her. Roy was my classmate at that time also.Please accept my condolence and
    prayers. May God give your family strength through this grief.

  7. I miss tita edna… i miss the way she laugh very loud mapapatawa ka din talga pag narinig mo xiang tumawa. miss ko din pag pinapagalitan nia kami nina bonbon and jay nung nasa elementary days pa kami makukulit pa kami noon….

  8. Ma’am Penos was my teacher when I was in Grade 4. I remember her as the soft-spoken and very refined teacher.

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