Both our parents, Conrado and Ladislawa, led exemplary lives. They lived their lives in simplicity and hard work, and derived satisfaction in knowing that they have helped others. In their lifetimes, they helped countless numbers of people through employment in the various businesses they established together in the span of 35 years. Employment enabled people to give their families better lives and better opportunities to educate their children well. They always counseled employees that a good education is the best gift they can give their children.