Biography of Jesus James Llorico
Mr. Jesus Diaz Llorico hails from the beautiful province of Iloilo, Philippines. He was born in Manila to Vicente Albana Llorico Sr. from Iloilo City and Amparo Dacutan Diaz from Dumalag Capiz.
Jesus is the second child to a brood of eight. Though his family had stayed long in the Visayas, He was born and bred in Manila. He studied at the Pateros Catholic School during his elementary days and his secondary education at the Don Bosco Technical Institute and Namei Polytechnic Institute respectively. He continued his college degree at The University of the East.
When his family decided to go back home to Iloilo in the early 80's, Jesus pursued his career in joining the Police Force for a couple years and later on joined the Bureau of Fire Protection wherein he was assigned in several provinces in the Visayas.
It was during this time that he decided to go abroad and continued to work for 22 years in the KIngdom of Saudi Arabia. Presently, he is connected at the Safety Wing at the Prince Sultan Airbase in Al kharj.
Married to Annalie, they have two kids, Margaret and Joseph. It is in moments that he longs for his beloved family and his native land, that Jesus pours out his heart into writing poems.
Reading his works, one will feel the emotions and yearning for the memories he left behind and only through his poetry that he finds comfort in times of solitude in a foreign land.
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'The colors of the desert sand
Transformed from the heat of the sun
And just a few species of trees
That gently sways in silent breeze
Surviving from the harsh climate
Of this barren and arid land
I have learned to love it's beauty
The solitude that it gave me
As I waited for the pouring rain