The Law of the Sea

Arturo M. Tolentino: I wish people will remember me for The Law of the Sea


Philanthropist? – not wealthy enough.

On one occasion, I was with him in his room and I noticed three envelops with the same surnames I am not familiar with. It was obvious there was money inside the envelops. I picked them up and I asked him who those people were as I have never heard of them.

“Oh, it’s not important”, he said with obvious embarrassment. It’s just that the parents of these children approached me some time ago to see if I could help them financially with the cost of putting their children through high school and that is what I am doing. The children had good grades, he added.

This was not the only occasion he helped a family through the education of their children. I know of least two more families although they did not really expect full support, just a little financial help.