We mourn the passing of Brod Ed Maaba, a noted medical
doctor and psychologist.
Sad news indeed, Tatang. I had occasions to hang out at Kulot;s house with
some dostreskwatro brods way back.
When I saw your post, I thought you
would be extolling him for something he did so i was eager to find out but
it pained me to read that Kulot is gone too...
i like him. he has that affable smile all the time. i remember his hair
"KULOT" and i would tease him, "pahipo nga ng bulbol".
ed would just smile. ed i'll see you
again, wherever and when ever just don't forget to give me a smile.
We recall the happy, carefree
times with Ed Maaba'64, aka "Kulot", at Diliman tambayan and our drinking
Proj. 4, Cubao, etc. On a balikbayan trip in the 90's, I
visited our deprived relatives from my father's side in Bo. Bambang,
Bulacan, Bulacan. They told me that their doctor, when he found out that
we were related, never charged them for his
services. It turned out
that Ed had married his classmate from UERM who was from that barrio in
Bulacan and they had
both decided to practice and live there. I went to
his clinic but he was in another medical site in Manila. I left a note to
thank him for his kind heart.
Below are a couple of pictures that
we had posted in our UPBSI website, in Memory Lane. Just to remind us
our disagreements sometimes, we are fraternal brothers
forever and treasure this bond in our short moment on earth.
KULOT!! CHEERS BRODS!!
l-r: Boy Morales'60, Boygee Ganza'62, Boy Valdez'64, Ed Maaba'64, Gilbert
Bobby Camins'62, Manny Cajigal'63, Drigs Bayot'64 and Bart
l-r: Ed Maaba'64, Boi Wico'65, Larry Tumaneng'65, Raoul Reyes'65, Silver
GP Gamy Manikan'65, Gilbert Joven'66,
Jimmy de Luna'65, Norman
Bituin'65 and Elmor Villanueva'65.
I remember Brod Ed Maaba "64. I felt a certain
closeness to him when I was a new brod in 1969 perhaps because we have the
same nickname. Affable and quiet. He would flash his brotherly smile even
when he was the subject of a nasty joke. I seldom saw him after the first
encounters. I heard later on that he became a doctor of medicine. So sad
to know that another brod has fallen. The pearly place is getting to be
another hang-out by Beta Sigmans.
No cheers. But three cheers to
Ed Abon, UPD Panzer 69A
I remember Ed; mainly because he's also from
the "Project", made up of Projects 2, 3, and 4, Quezon City. He's also 1
ahead of us (Jaime de Luna, Bart Gacad, Elmor Villanueva) and me
in Quirino High School.
Many of the brods at the tambayan including
myself always consulted and asked him for medicine and advice regarding
some ladies' delayed menstruation problem. Initially he gave us the
medicine with no problem and comment; but later on he
told us: Brods,
itigil na ninyo ang mga kalokohan ninyo kasi nagkakaroon na ako ng
nightmare involving mga sanggol na
nag-iiiyak at sinusurut-surot ako.
Isang araw lang tumalab sa mga brods, kasi after 2 days, nakapila na naman
sa kanya ang
mga suki niya.
May I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Dr.
Eduardo "kulot" Maaba, my kabatch in the UP Beta Sigma Fraternity.
have known Brod Ed as a fine gentleman who indeed has an amiable smile; he
was a successful practicing psychiatrist after a stint as a senior officer
at the National Center for Mental Health.
I pray to Almighty God to
shower his family with the support and strength to bear the loss.
Gilbert Dulay, UPD '64
MY CONDOLENCE TO BROD EDUARDO MAABA. PLEASE RELAY MY MESSAGES TO OUR
BRODS. I AM SO FAR AWAY FROM EVERYBODY BUT MY HEART AND MY PRAYERS GOES TO
HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
SAKUMA'64, in Micronesia
Of course I remember ... Kabatch ko rin sana ... sa Batch '64 ..si Brod Ed
Maaba ....but I missed the finals (only)
of Beta Sigma Batch 64....my ninong was brod Alex king.....until I finally
made it (start to finish again to Batch 65)
I also remember some
drinking sessions at the Project sa lugar ni Ed Maaba... sinasama me ni
Alex King and later ni
Tony Martin after drinking somewhere else....gone are the days when we had
Truly sabi nga ni Brod Norman Bituin after looking at the
UPBSI website, in the Memory Lane. we will be reminded "that, despite
our disagreements sometimes, we are still fraternal brothers forever and
treasure this bond in our short moment on earth"..... and if I may add
...like the Old Soldiers of General Mc Arthur ... Brod Betans NEVER DIE
,,,they just FADE AWAY....... I SALUTE YOU BROD ED MAABA.
Brods will remember the Proj. 4 corner house of Brod Ed's
family where brods were welcome for jugalugs, meeting place for getting
ready to rumble and street fighting. Those were our adventurous time and
great carefree days. One thing I really missed was meeting him when he
became a Doctor .
Brod Norman's account of his professional practice
together with the beloved wife leaves a noble legacy that will be
remembered during our lifetime.
Brod Ed rest in peace in the eternal
Kingdom of God.
Brod Dr Ed Maaba will surely be missed. During those days, he didn't look
like the one that Ollie sent in the picture lately. He looked so fearful
and war-like, with stinging glare. In fact, I was afraid of him as a
neophyte. But as I got to know him at the Tambayan, he was all the amiable
person the brods described him here.
Have a great journey, Doc Ed!
He will surely be missed. Lucky for us to have him as brod, such a nice,
Caloy las Marias'67
I fondly remember Brod Ed Maaba as one of two
brods who usually called me "beloved". Maski nasa 4th Pavilion pa lang ako
ang lakas ng sigaw niya matched with a "come here" gesture. Paglapit ko
sabay bulong niya "pahingi ng yosi,'tol". Of course masayang tawanan ang
May you find everlasting peace with the Lord, beloved
Eternal rest grant unto Brod Ed Maaba, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace,
Pres. Joel Paredes'73