A Memorial to Ma. Losie Honteviros Prologo (1940-2012) by: James U. Sy Jr.
This file photo shows Ma. Losie “Nene” Honteviros-Prologo (1940-2012) with members of the Shinsei Aikido Society (SAS) during the celebration of the birthday of her late husband Bacolod Judo and Aikido pioneer Engr. Patricio P. Prologo (1936-2010) on August 15, 2010 at the Prologo Residence, Bangga Riles, Prk. Maanyag 2, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
This file photo shows Ma. Losie “Nene” Honteviros-Prologo (1940-2012) and his husband Engr. Patricio P. Prologo (1936-2010) with pioneer members of the Shinsei Aikido Society (SAS) during the group's visit to the Prologo Residence on May 23, 2010 (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
Ma. Losie “Nene” Honteviros-Prologo succumbed to a long standing illness last August 19, 2012, 8:19, 2012 at the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialist Hospital, Eroreco, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City. She was 72.
In September 2011, Honteviros-Prologo was rushed to the hospital because her kidneys collapsed due to severe arthritis and gout. On November 20, 2011, she relocated from their residence in Bangga Riles, Prk. Maanyag 2, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City to Camarines Sur, Bicol where she lived with her children Ma. Sophie Prologo and 1st Lt. Naomi Prologo-Braza. She stayed in Bicol up to July 14, 2012 when she went back to Bacolod City.
After two weeks from her arrival to Bacolod, she was confined to the Our Lady of Mercy for a week because her kidneys no longer produce erectropoetin. Blood transfusions were done and she recovered but went down with pneumonia. She was later an outpatient to the hospital and three days later she was again rushed to the hospital.
Ma. Losie Honteviros was born to Leontina Cielo Pantilano and Tito “Titong” Honteviros on July 22, 1940as the eldest among eight siblings in Bacolod City. Losie is the first cousin of journalist Jose Gregorio Hontiveros of the Philippine Free Press and a second cousin of 2010 Philippine Elections senatorial candidate Rizza Hontiveros.
Honteviros spent her high school years at the Philippine Normal College (now Philippine Normal University) in Cebu. When she got back to Bacolod, she continued her studies at the West Negros College (now West Negros University), where she earned her BS Law. She, however, did not practice law. She served as Manager in her father’s security agency, the Negros Veterans Security Agency, Inc. (NVSAI), from 1972 to 1979.
Honteviros married her neighbor Engr. Patricio “Pat” Pan Prologo (1936-2010), a Mr. Bacolod in 1957 and a pioneer instructor of Judo and Aikido in Bacolod City, on June 30, 1962. The couple five children: Ma. Sophie Prologo, formerly employed with the Civil Registrar’s Office; Patricio H. Prologo Jr., cock breeder; Staff Sgt. Gunji H. Prologo, Philippine Army (PA); Ma. Kristine Prologo-Formelleza, medical/legal transcriptionist; and 1st Lt. Naomi Prologo-Braza, Philippine Army (PA).
When her husband was employed by AG&P in Kuwait as a pipefitter foreman from 1978-1979 and by the state-owned national oil company Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a machinist from 1980 to 1984, Honteviros-Prologo raised their children as best as a mother can, with proper guidance, love, and care.
Ma. Losie “Nene” Honteviros-Prologo is remembered by her children as a loving mother, strict but righteous, very protective, a good provider and generous, and very religious. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. She sew the gi “uniform (Nihonggo)” of the pioneer members of her husband’s Shinsei Aikido Society (SAS).
The remains of Ma. Losie “Nene” Honteviros-Prologo was laid to rest at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Bacolod City last September 28, 2012.