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Msgr. Gutierrez The Eucharist, the Mighty Quencher p.

Profiles Dr. Ed Gamboa, MD, FACS: A tindera at Ninoy Aquino International Airport p. 3
Health & Wellness Ofelia Dirige, PhD, MPH: Kamelya Home Health p. 4
Advocacy Rudy Liporada: Rudderless Digong Peter Principled p. 9
March 17-23, 2017

Highlights: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Fil-Am is Trumps pick as next The complaint says that given
the unlawful activities and
U.S. Solicitor General predicate crimes provided
in the Anti-Money Launder-
Noel Francisco, the son of a we continue our work to make ing Act, there is basis for the
Filipino immigrant, will hold America great again. I am grate- House to direct AMLC to sub-
the position full-time pending ful for their willingness to serve mit Duterte's bank accounts
US Senate approval and honored that they will be and properties
3/10/2017 A veteran lawyer joining my team, said Trump of
with Filipino roots was nomi- 47-year-old Francisco, as well Rappler.com | MANILA,
nated by American President as several other nominees to key 3/16/2017 An impeachment
Donald Trump as the next solici- posts in the administration. complaint was filed by Magdalo
tor general. Francisco is the son of a Fili- Representative Gary Alejano
The White House announced pino migrant who moved to the on Thursday, March 16, against
the nomination of current Acting US speaking little English and President Rodrigo Duterte.
Solicitor General of the United without much money in hopes The impeachment complaint
States Noel Francisco in a press
release dated March 2, 2017.
of pursuing a medical career, ac-
cording to Syracuse.com. Destiny alleges that Duterte:
Culpably violated the Constitu-

Fire Victims
These dedicated men and Nemesio, Franciscos father, would tion
women will help me and the
become one of the most beloved doc- Engaged in bribery
( Continued on page 7 ) Betrayed the public trust
rest of the Administration as
Committed graft and corruption
Protection of PHLs Benham Rise Committed other high crimes

vs. foreign incursion urged

Chapter 8 of the book Destiny by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. The highlights of the complaint

are as follows:
verything burned to ashes. There was no trace of the remains of Maura. Not 1. Betrayal of public trust,
By TJ DIMACALI, GMA News on the Limits of the Continental
| MANILA , 3/10/2017 An in- Shelf (UNCLOS). even any of the familys belongings. The whole neighborhood was literally bribery, culpable violation of
ternational environmental group The resource-rich Benham Rise spans burned to the ground. Darren and Freddie tried to look for any trace of the lives the Constitution, and other high
has urged the establishment of some 24.4 million hectaresabout they lived in the only place they resided in their entire lives. Although it was wet with crimes
the same size as Luzon, according to
a management framework for Oceana. water from the firehoses, one would not dare walk through it as some parts were still The complaint alleges that
the protection of the Philippines Benham Rise is an important hot. Duterte "willfully and culpably
ecologically-rich Benham Rise, marine resource for Filipinos, In the end, the cousins could not do anything but walk away. Since they were not close to each committed the High Crimes of
in light of recent news of unau- and holds tremendous potential other despite growing up together in the same house, they went their separate ways. Freddie didnt bribery, multiple murder and/or
thorized foreign incursion in the for discovering more unique know where to go. Their neighbors could not take him in, for they too lost their houses. To each his Other Crimes Against Human-
area. species and outstanding samples own was the mantra of the day. By midnight, he grew tired and hungry and slept on the sidewalk, ity" by adopting a state policy
Oceana expressed alarm over of marine resources. We need to using his books and notebooks for pillows. When the sun shone the next day, he instinctively went of inducing policemen, other
reports of foreign survey vessels prioritize its protection, including to school wearing his dirty clothes. He didnt have money for food, and the school was the only law enforcement officers and/or
in the region, which is located the pristine Benham Bank as a place to spend another hopeless and tiresome day. members of "vigilante groups"
just east of Luzon and is recog- no-take zone, said lawyer Gloria What happened to you? a teacher could not help but notice. into extrajudicial killings of
nized as Philippine territory by Estenzo Ramos, Vice-President Our house was burned together with my guardian, he told her. I didnt know where to go. more than 8,000 persons merely
the United Nations Commission suspected of being drug pushers
( Continued on page 13 ) ( Continued on page 6 ) or users.
Duterte also exported and
Non-Muslims caned in Indonesia Pho Cow Cali Restaurant opens in National City expanded the "dubious and
gruesome work of his infamous
under sharia law Davao Death Squad (DDS),
which is reported to be respon-
Rappler.com JANTHO, Indone- The two men grimaced as they sible for the murder and deaths
sia, 3/12/2017 Indonesias only received 9 and 7 lashes respec- of at least 1,424 individuals in
province to impose sharia law tively on their backs, a sentence Davao City from 1998 to 2015,
caned Buddhists for the first time that was mitigated because they to the entire country."
Friday, March 10, after two men had spent over a month in deten- Contrary to his oath of of-
accused of cockfighting opted tion since police nabbed them fice and to the Constitution and
for punishment under the strict for cockfighting in Aceh Besar in prevailing laws, Duterte publicly
Islamic regulations. January. adopted a policy of "promoting,
Alem bin Suhadi, 57, and Amel When they were arrested, encouraging, as well as aiding
bin Akim, 60, both ethnic Chi- two chickens and 400 thousand and abetting in the extrajudicial
nese and members of the Bud- rupiah of betting money were killing of persons suspected of
dhist minority, were whipped in confiscated by the police, said being drug pushers, drug us-
front of dozens of local officials prosecutor Rivandi Aziz. ers and/or committing other
and residents in the city of Jan- Caning is common in Aceh for The new National City location of Pho Cow Cali Restaurant was inaugurated recently with Mayor Ron Morrison as special crimes..."
tho, Aceh province. ( Continued on page 13 ) guest. Located on 1025 Highland Avenue with tel. no. (619) 512-1549, the restaurant serves everyones favorite Pho soups and
( Continued on page 13 )
other Vietnamese dishes. It offers free fountain drinks and gifts until March 23, 2017.
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Life and Other Matters

The Filipino and his Carabao English

- Part 2 sentence. ...Who baked all DESPISE?
...The tourist went to Mayon volcano in 8. Use DIFFERENT and DIFFEREN-
by Simeon Silverio, Jr. ILL BUY, BE COOL. TIAL in a sentence.
2. Use SCHOOLING in a sentence. ...I am looking for DIFFERENT of this
(Continued from an earlier article) ...(phone rings).....Hello? Who boy to get DIFFERENTIAL consent so
SCHOOLING? he can go to the picnic.
The tendency of the Filipinos 3. Use AFFECT in a sentence.
...Maria is wearing AFFECT diamond AND NOW FOR THE FILIPINOS
to speak their Carabao English ring. WHO CAN READ AND UNDER-
has resulted to many jokes on 4. Use ADIEU in a sentence. STAND TAGALOG:
their problem with the English ...If you are ADIEU, the Arabs will kill
language, some of which I will you. 9. Use BORROW in a sentence.
5. Use DECANTER in a sentence. ...Ang dumi naman ng BORROW mo.
now enumerate. ...You can order that medicine over 10. Use CAESAREAN in a sentence.
*** DECANTER. ...Lintek, anak, mag-ingat ka, CAE-
Mayor Ron Morrision of National City (center) led the ribbon-cutting festivities at the newly opened Pho Cow Cali Restaurant DO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND 6. Use DELETION in a sentence. SAREAN mo iyang laruan mo.
in National City over the weekend THIS ? ...The balat of DELETION is crispy.
1. Use BE COOL and ILL BUY in a 7. Use DESPISE in a sentence. ( Continued on page 8 )
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A tindera at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Ateneo Filipina Top Gun Cebu maid
by Dr. Ed Gamboa, Inquirer.net affecting them? students pilots US Air ditches broom
life-saving app Force F-16 for PMA
The more common reactions were:
Critics of President Dutertes nakakatakot (its scary); sobra na (its
too much); wala nang respeto sa buhay
bags global Fighter Jet
unrelenting drug war are often (there is no respect for life), etc.
dismissed with allegations that I arrived at the Ninoy Aquino Interna-

they are simply out of touch with tional airport in Manila very early in the
reality. Theyre accused of not morning. Awaiting a regional connecting
having the foggiest idea what flight, I strolled along the airport cor-
ridors until I passed by one of the shops WRAPPED / NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Duterte is trying to do in the Phil- that offered hot beverages and sand- Departing OFWs with their wrapped
ippines. How can they possibly wiches. As the tindera (vendor) took my baggage wait in line to check in at the
know the facts, when they reside order, I asked her, How is the peace and Ninoy Aquino International Airport
7,000 miles away in California? order situation now? (NAIA) terminal 1 on Monday, November
Okay lang sir. She replied, shyly. 2, 2015. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C.
Filipino expatriates in America are not Since Duterte took over, are people MONTEGRANDE
even Filipinos, Duterte claims. They satisfied with what the government is The police they just come in and
and other outsiders have no business doing? shoot! Nakakatakot (its scary). And its
interfering with national affairs. In other Umm She smiled faintly as she just the poor (who are targeted). The rich
handed me a sandwich and poured my by Naomi Ruth Obis, Good News
words, the international community drug lords they remain free. Pilipinas
should simply watch in silence as 8,000 coffee. But, I thought the government is going PINOY PRIDE. Sandoz Presi-
and more Filipinos are slaughtered in a Satisfied? I asked again after all criminals, especially the drug A Filipina-American is pilot-
No, sir. dent Richard Francis hands the ing the supersonic F-16 Fighting
state-sponsored drug war. lords.
Duterte and his loyalists have all the Dissatisfied? No, not really, the tindera shook her prize for the Sandoz HACk Falcon Viper fighter jet for the
answers. Campaigning for the presi- She nodded. Yes, dissatisfied. head. Life has become cheap. And, Healthcare Access Challenge to United States Air Force.
dency, Duterte proclaimed he would rid have you heard they want to put the Andrea Relucio and Joel Ale-
the nation of drugs and criminality in six Why? I feigned surprise. death penalty back? My friends say that jandro. Photo courtesy of Joel
months. Sixteen million voters swal- if that happens, six people will be put
lowed that promise hook, line and sinker. People are dyingfor no good to death every day. So many will die
Alejandro Micaella Ilao. ABS-CBN News
Now, since the death of thousands of nobody will be left!
Enrico Belga Jr, Rappler.com | MA- | BAGUIO CITY After work-
poor Filipinos did not usher in the para- Sir, it is also disgraceful how they ing as a housemaid for 5 years,
dise Duterte promised, his minions in the Assured that I was not a government NILA, 3/10/2017 For pushing for
treat the dead. Bound like poor animals.
legislature have reinstated the death pen- agent or a Duterte loyalist, the tindera Binaboy! (handled like swine). Their
universal understanding and awareness Meriam Libongcogon will be fac-
alty. Follow me to hell, Duterte told the opened up to me in Tagalog. of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ing a whole new life as a Cadet
mouths are shut with tape. The killers
Yes, they (the victims) might be education, Ateneo School of Medicine
nation. If nocturnal raids and extrajudi-
selling drugs. They might be addicts,
put cardboard signs on victims labeling
and Public Health (ASMPH) student 1st Class, after graduating from
cial killings did not do the job, lets hang them as druggies. The government, the the Philippine Military Academy
more drug addicts up like curtains. she said. But, can they not be given Joel Alejandro and business partner
police, do not even give the victims a
People outside of the eye of the storm a chance to change? Can they not be decent burial.
Andrea Relucio won the Sandoz HACk (PMA) on Sunday.
often see its devastating effects better. rehabilitated? Healthcare Access Challenge in London
She paused to collect herself. I sat
Nonetheless, l visited the Philippines to on Thursday, March 9. Libongcogon, 25-years old, is the sec-
in silence, cradling my cup of coffee.
check things out from ground zero, so to I would think so, I said. Alejandro invented Sali save-a-life ond child of Florida and Mario Libong-
None of her family or friends had been
speak. I spoke with ordinary folks. I sat app to create a population capable of cogon. Her parents and six siblings live
killed or injured in the drug war. But
down with the common tao, the regulars, Maybe they can be put in a safe place administering, and motivated to do CPR in Bambalan, Cebu.
she clearly was affected by the ongoing
not the movers and shakers. I did not and taught useful skills. That way, anywhere and anytime. The app also Her father is a farmer and carpenter,
extrajudicial killings.
interview citizens whose status in society they can avoid drugs and find work. connects users to a network of fellow while her mother stays at home to take
Near our town, she continued,
might be compromised by their political Besides, people are just being killed on life-savers who can provide auxiliary care of their family.
they just dump the bodies of victims Monessa Catuncan opted to fly the
views. Nor did I speak with outspoken the slightest suspicion. Just because the support. Her fathers income was not enough to
in an open field. Corpses are rotting. F-16 Falcon jet fighter, a state-of- the-art
Filipinos, whether in favor or against the police think they are involved or they The two represented the Philippines sustain their family, so she and her sib-
People are afraid to claim the bodies, combat aircraft, after becoming the first
government. use drugs. as one of the 6 finalist teams that spent lings helped him farm rice. She started
worried that the police might implicate Filipina-American to pass the highly-
Instead, I spoke with simple, humble Sir, have you heard of Operation 2 days getting feedback from experts helping him out when she was 6-years
them. Some people, family or friends or coveted pilot course in 2007.
Filipinos shopkeepers, drivers, bag- Tokhang ? to help them refine their pitches. On old.
concerned folks, claim the bodies to give As one of the elite highly qualified
gage handlers, fishermen, household Ive read about it in the papers. She the last day of the event, they presented Madalas wala pong makain. Pero min-
the dead a decent burial. So they can rest pilots selected to fly the F-16, Catuncan
help, and many others. I spoke with was referring to Tok-tok-hangyo their final works to 5 panelists, including san ang kinakain na lang po namin, ka-
in peace. These are our fellow human is sent to missions flying the fighter jet
residents in metropolitan Manila as well (knock and plead), the systematic police Sandoz CEO Richard Francis. mote o saging. Kung ano pong meron,
beings. They deserve some respect. Even which was extensively used in the Iraq
as folks in the remotest barrios of Pala- raids others are calling tok-tok-bang- if they did some bad things, they still Libongcogon said.
bang (knock and shoot). ( Continued on page 12 ) war. (We often had no food to eat. But
wan. How was the present state of affairs deserve some respect. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever sometimes we ate sweet potatoes or
think my youngest would become the bananas. Whatever was available.)
first Pinay F-16 fighter pilot, Catuncan By the age of 9, she started collecting

told The STAR. and selling coconut shells, wood, and
The 35-year old Filipina top gun pilot sand, as construction supplies to work-
was born to Ramon Catuncan and Teo- ers. She earned P20 every week.
dosia Pineda who emigrated to the US Ang ginagawa po namin, naghahanap
Healing of the disorders and problems that come through the generational line. in 1973. po kami ng coconut shells para ibenta.
Of course shes an American, hav- Tapos minsan may nagpapahakot po ng
Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. - Lamentations 5:7 ing been born here, but as far as were tubigIyong kinikita po namin, ilalagay
concerned she is Pinay atin yan (shes po namin sa alkansiya tapos yung
ours), her mother said in the telephone maiipon po namin, ginagamit po naming
St. Michael Catholic Church * 2643 Homedale Street, San Diego, CA 92139 interview. She said her daughters pangtahi ng damit namin, she said.
favorite foods are adobo, afritada and (What we did was, we searched for
Registration is Free, sponsored by the Apostles of Divine Mercy ( Continued on page 12 ) coconut shells to sell. Then we fetched

How traffic
water...We put what we earned in a piggy
17 March 2017 (Friday) - 7:00 p.m. Novena with Mass bank, then we used our savings to sew
our clothes.)
8:00 p.m. - Generational Healing Retreat Talk #1
18 March 2017 (Saturday) - 8:00 a.m. Mass officer sent Despite working at a young age to help
her parents, she still managed to finish as

kids to private
valedictorian in her elementary school.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noonMorning talks (with breaks) She then entered a Catholic school in

school by sell-
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.Lunch (please bring your own lunch) Cebu City as a full scholar, and finished
her high school at the age of 15.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Talks and Creating Genograms She started working as a housemaid
3:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Enthronements
3:30 p.m. Confessions
ing kakanin in order to fund her college studies in
computer engineering.
Dahil po sa karanasan na iyon...Parang
5:00 p.m. Mass ABS CBN News | MANILA, nag-graduate po ako ng grade 6 na vale-
Jesus, I Trust in You 3/10/2017 Getting a decent dictorian. Iyon po ang gift ko sa parents
6:00 p.m. Healing Service education, said traffic enforcer
ko, na kahit mahirap po kami, kaya ko
po silang pasayahin, she said.
Fernando Gonzales, is the best (Because of that experience...I gradu-
For more information, please call 619-470-1977 or 619-261-2544 or rtorevillas@stmichaelsandiego.org way to pull yourself out of pov- ated a valedictorian at grade 6. That was
erty. Thats why hes adamant in my gift to my parents, even though we
were poor, I could make them happy.)
The retreat will offer: sending his kids through college, However, she was not able to finish
Freedom from Bondage of Spirits Renunciation and Reconciliation Deliverance and Healing even if it meant he would be her degree because of her healthshe
working seven days a week. could not juggle her studies and work
Enthronement to the Sacred Heart and to the Divine Mercy for families, homes and business as a housemaid, because she was also
Consecrations for Protection of Home and Family Gusto ko pong maiba naman iyong expected to care for her employers
buhay nila, said Gonzales, who sells children.
Healing Mass and Consecrations * kakanin (rice cakes), among other Mahirap po kasi iyong mga bata,
things, during weekends in order to pay maliliit pa po. Iyong parang pasaway pa
* Please bring an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary and Divine Mercy for his childrens tuition. Maigapang po sila, tapos kailangan ko gumising ng
ko lang po sila ng pagaaral at makatapos maaga para paliguan iyong mga bata [at]
image for your homes and business. lang po sila, okay na ako. Iyon lang po pakainin. Tapos ihahatid ko muna sila sa
talaga ang pangarap ko. paaralan bago ako pumasok sa paaralan
In interview with DZMMs Carl Balita ko, she said.
There are many people who recognize that they are in bondage to sinful habits and negative behavior and they wonder if these might on Saturday, the dedicated father shared (It was tough because the kids were still
affect their offspring. Many persons are afflicted with excessive fears and phobia or aversions, rage, anger, resentment, outbursts of that he earns P14,000 a month as a mem- very young. They were stubborn, and I
ber of the Metro Manila Development had to wake up early to bathe and feed
temper, overwhelming sense of guilt feelings, addictions to drugs or alcohol, many types of sexual perversions or sexual drives that Authority (MMDA), which, he added, them. Then I had to take them to school
are very difficult to control, etc. This retreat of teaching and healing prayer will invite people to open up to the power of the Holy Spirit is just enough to support the studies of before I could go to my own school.)
for healing in the context of the Holy Eucharist. This Ministry has been a source of hope for many people which has set them free. his kids. After being a housemaid in Cebu for
But because he needed to find a way three years, she transferred to Baguio
to settle his other bills like for electric- City, where she met foster parent Nanay
SPEAKERS: ity and water, Gonzales and his wife Rose.
decided to make rice cakes to sell while Nanay Rose encouraged her to join
Father Phaneuf hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He experienced the renewal and baptism in the Holy hes off-duty. According to Gonzales, he the PMA, and helped her enroll in the
Spirit in 1970 and has been active in the Catholic Charismatic renewal from then to this day. He is a member of the brings in on average P2,000 per weekend academy.
from selling these cakes. Ginamit po ni Lord yung mga nakilala
Emmanuel Catholic International Community. He was also one of the advisors on the Vatican consultation on Exorcism Mapagtapos lang po namin iyong ko sa pagkakatulong para makapag-aral
and the deliverance ministry held In Rome. Fr. Denis has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars and has mga bata, an emotional Gonzales said, dito sa PMA. Tinanong po nila kung ano
exercised the ministry of teaching and healing. He assisted in founding several Catholic bible schools in Western okay na kami kahit po payak ang aming yung grade ko. Tapos tumulong po sila
Canada and a house of healing for people with addiction problems. pamumuhay. na kunin yung credentials ko sa Cebu,
Gonzales told the radio station that his she said.
eldest is currently on his third year as a (God used the people I met when I was
Raised as a cultural Catholic, author Moira Noonan began apprenticeship in New Age practices and ideas as a college college student of the World Citi Col- a maid to help me study at the PMA.
student. Over a twenty-five year timeframe, she worked in Religious Science ministry, as a psychic counselor and a lege, studying aircraft maintenance tech- They asked me if my grades were good,
therapist. She became certified and developed expertise in such areas as Hypnotherapy, Past-Life Regression nology. His other child is a high school and helped me get my credentials from
student at the University of the East. Cebu.)
Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Practioner [NLP], the Course in Miracles, Master Reiki Healer, New Age Minister, crystals, Balita, the programs host, praised The hardships she overcame before en-
clairvoyance and other esoteric occult practices. After a series of powerful conversion experiences, she returned to the Gonzales for not resorting to extortion rolling at the PMA gave her the strength
Church and is now a popular speaker in the Christian community, witnessing and evangelizing and explaining the for extra income. of mind and body to finish her schooling
Back in 2014, a photo of Gonzales sell- at the academy.
deeper meaning and influences of the New Age movement. Moiras latest book is Spiritual Deceptions in the Church
ing rice cakes in EDSA went viral.
and the Culture. ( Continued on page 12 )
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Health & Wellness

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cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cognitive decline, causing dementia and cholesterol levels. Ones of the main ited (Joint Commission Accreditation
symptoms. Therefore, the use of vitamin predictors of dementia are cardiovascu- ents own home. It helps adults, seniors
diabetes The Na-nose device features a sensor Health Organization) Medicare Certified
D supplements prevents processes that lar and metabolic health, so you need to and pediatric clients who are recovering
Alcohol use nano-array of carbon nanotubes and tiny Licensed Home Health Agency. The
contribute to dementia and Alzheimers. have a healthy body in order to have a after a hospital or facility stay or need
Smoking gold particles controlled by AI software. agency is owned by Mr. & Mrs. Florina
healthy mind. additional support to stay home and
This program can analyze human breath and Corazon Agpaoa, their sons Rodel
The sun is the best source of this vita- avoid unnecessary hospitalization. Home
We recommend 9 ways to lower the samples for special chemical signatures & Ferdinand, and Doug & Tez Dunn.
min, but you can also use supplements, Social interaction care aims to make it possible for people
risk of dementia: that correspond to various diseases. This Rodel is the licensed and acting adminis-
especially in the winter, when the sun You can successfully avoid the detri- to stay at home than use residential,
Quit Smoking works because people exhale over a 100 trator of the agency.
exposure is reduced. mental effects of isolation by regularly long-term or institutional-based nursing
unique chemicals called volatile organic
interacting with others. You can take a care. Home health care is generally pro-
compounds (VOCs) and the team proved Kamelya believes that every person
Challenge Your Brain walk in nature with a friend, or at least vided by Medicaid, Medicare, long term
that each disease has a very specific deserves to be treated with respect and
talk to a few friends or relatives on a insurance or paid with the patients own
chemical signature within a persons dignity and exceptional care and service
Researchers have found that the onset regular basis to prevent severe health resources.
VOC. The scientists used mass spec- is their standard practice. They create
of dementia symptoms is delayed by 5 issues. trometry to figure out a 13-component and nurture patient/client centered rela-
years by being bilingual, in comparison Additionally, doctors maintain that Home health care services include
breathprint for each of the 17 diseases tionships and give each individual the
to elder people who speak only one learning new things support the health of some combination of professional
in the study. time and tools to lead a more fulfilling
language. the brain! services and life assistance services.
We found that just as we each have a and functional life. They are the only
They state that the brain benefits a lot Professional services may include
unique fingerprint, each of the diseases agency that promotes home health care
if you challenge it. Experts have also Source: www.davidwolfe.com medical or psychological assessment,
we studied has an unique breath print, and other services at its best with the
found that doing crossword puzzles of- http://naturalcureshouse.com/9-habits- wound care, medication teaching, pain
a signature of chemical components, care continuum model (1st hospital visit-
ten delays the onset of memory decline you-need-to-adopt-today-to-stop-demen- management, dietary counseling, disease
said Professor Haick. We have a device ----Skilled Nursing Facility----Home
by 2.5 years. tia-or-alzheimers-before-it-starts/ education and management, physi-
which can discriminate between them, Health---Other ServicesPrevent
cal therapy, occupational therapy and
which is elegant and affordable. re-visit to a hospital). Kamelya ac-
speech therapy. These are delivered
by licensed doctors, registered nurses, cepts the following medical insurance:
Why is breath particularly convenient Straight Medicare A or B, Medi-Medi,
social workers, registered dietitians, and
for diagnosis? All Scripps Insurance and United Health
physical and occupational therapists, and
speech therapists and language patholo- Care PPO. Below are the some examples
Breath is an excellent raw material of the plethora of services they provide.
for diagnosis, Professor Haick told
Haaretz. It is available without the need EXAMPLES OF SOME SERVICES
Life assistance services or non-medical
for invasive and unpleasant procedures, OFFERED
care, custodial care or private-duty care
its not dangerous, and you can sample it Skilled Nursing and IV Infu-
include help in daily tasks such as meal
again and again if necessary. sion therapy/training
preparation, medication reminders, laun-
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California Communities
Save Water, Money During Fix A Leak Week SDSU Grad Programs Ranked Ciclavista
showerheads, and worn toilet flappers.
Many leaks are easily detectable and Among Nations Best Celebration in
correctable. Fixture replacement parts
often pay for themselves quickly and
can be installed by do-it-yourselfers.
Several SDSU programs are
recognized in U.S. News &
Chula Vista
For problems that can only be ad- Save the date April 30.
dressed with a new appliance or device,
World Reports Americas
look for low-water-use models with the Best Graduate Schools 2018
EPAs WaterSense label. They are inde- released today. Neighbors across San Diego
pendently certified to use 20 percent less County will ditch four wheels
water and perform as well as or better SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March for two at Chula Vistas first-ever
than standard models. The EPA also rec- open streets celebration; a culmi-
Discounts on leak-xing decide what changes to make.
ommends installing WaterSense-labeled
14, 2017) SDSUs gradu-
repairs offered by Plumbing- WaterSmartSD.org is another resource ate programs in education and nation of a years worth of activi-
that provides links to water conserva- faucet aerators to save water without a
Heating-Cooling Contractors tion tools, classes and more such as a noticeable difference in flow. aerospace engineering are ranked ties as a part of Walk+Bike Chula
Association of San Diego home water-use calculator, the eGuide Outdoor leaks usually are associated among the nations best in the Vista. CiclaVista is a car-free
to a WaterSmart Lifestyle, classes to with irrigation systems, which should latest U.S. News & World Report community celebration to support
What's the latest? be checked at least every spring when
empower homeowners to be water effi- issue of Americas Best Graduate international experiences, sustainability local businesses and encourage
The San Diego County Water cient by upgrading their landscapes, and outdoor water use starts to increase. The and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a
Authority and its member agen- EPA estimates that an irrigation system Schools. broad range of student life and leader-
neighborhood discovery.
incentives on a range of water-saving
cies have partnered with the local measures, from rain barrels to low- with a leak 1/32 of an inch in diameter ship opportunities. The universitys rich
(about the thickness of a dime) can SDSUs College of Education People cherish the ability to discover,
chapter of the Plumbing-Heating- water-use devices and appliances. campus life features opportunities for or rediscover, the nooks and crannies
Eliminating water waste from broken waste about 6,300 gallons of water per graduate program ranks No. 57 students to participate in, and engage
Cooling Contractors Association month. with, the creative and performing arts,
that make their neighborhood special,
sprinklers to leaky toilets is an impor- in the nation among all universi- and you cant do that from inside a car,
to help residents and businesses tant part of regional water conservation While outdoor water leaks can be dif- a Division I athletics program and the
save water and money during efforts. ficult to isolate, there are several clues ties and No. 39 among public vibrant cultural life of the San Diego re-
says Bike Coalition Executive Director
to problems. Look for broken sprinkler universities. The colleges online Andy Hanshaw. CiclaVista will expose
national Fix a Leak Week, March heads, along with dripping outdoor
gion. For more information, visit www. the charm of downtown Chula Vista in a
20-26, 2017. masters degree program also sdsu.edu. way thats interactive, relaxed and fun.
faucets and hose bibs, and the presence
Participating contractors will offer a of mold or algae near irrigation fixtures. ranks among the nations best at On Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to
10 percent discount up to $100 during Also look for continually damp spots No. 22. 3 p.m., CiclaVista attendees can roll and

Chula Vista
Fix a Leak Week on services related to in the yard, particularly along irrigation stroll from E to H Street on Third Av-
fixing leaks at homes and businesses in lines and near valves; they could signal We take very seriously our respon- enue without the stress of car traffic. The

one of Top 20
the San Diego region. No application underground leaks. Certified irriga- sibility to educate and prepare future mile-long route of historical downtown
is necessary; just mention the Water tion professionals also can help detect educators, counselors, school psycholo- Chula Vista is popular in the community
Authority partnership when scheduling gists, and leaders, said Joseph Johnson, already home to frequent community
and resolve leaks. Also, don't forget to
an appointment. The PHCC has a list of take advantage of the Fix a Leak Week dean of the College of Education. This festivals and events. CiclaVista invites
participating contractors http://phccsd. discount! commitment motivates us to work dili- people of all ages to play in the street,

Cities to live
org/our-phcc-contractors/. For more information about national gently to pursue meaningful scholarship, shop local and explore a neighborhood
Regional Fix A Leak Week activities Fix a Leak Week, visit https://www3. teaching, and service. In no small part, thats gaining two-wheeled momentum
are part of a national campaign to help One easy way to identify leakage is to the increase in rankings was influenced in San Diego County.
check a homes water meter before and epa.gov/watersense/our_water/fix_a_
Americans reduce household leaks that leak.html Water Authority member by our facultys strong productivity in The City of Chula Vista has Since the first CicloSDias rolled
waste more than 1 trillion gallons of wa- after a two-hour period when no water is research grants and publications. through San Diego streets in 2013, the
being used at the property. If the meter agencies also are participating in related been named the 11th happi-
ter each year, according to the U.S. En- events and promotions. The new rankings also list SDSUs Bike Coalition has engaged community
vironmental Protection Agency, which doesnt read exactly the same, theres aerospace engineering program as No. est places to live in the United partners, city officials, local businesses
probably a leak. Water meters also typi- Below is a list of related events that the
sponsors the annual anti-leak campaign.
cally have a small, red leak detector Water Authority's member agencies are 37 in the nation and No. 7 in California States. The 2017 ranking by Wal- and neighbors to host three other open-
It says leaks can account for more than hosting or participating in: among all universities. let Hub, a personal finance firm streets celebrations. CiclaVista is a joint
10,000 gallons of water in an average that spins when water is being used. It A new Engineering and Interdisciplin- effort with Chula Vistas Third Avenue
is especially useful for quickly detecting The Sweetwater Authority is offering that compiles research studies
home every year, the amount of water it rebates to its customers of up to $75 for ary Sciences building is currently under Village Association.
takes to wash 270 loads of laundry. small indoor leaks once all water sources
leak repairs made throughout March construction that will house research and reports, ranked various cities The partnership with the San Diego
Get a Check-Up are turned off, though it wont detect in a variety of high-impact fields like based on 30 key indicators of County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate
some leaks in irrigation systems. 2017. For details, go to www.sweetwa-
People looking to find opportunities to ter.org/fixaleak. aerospace engineering. happiness, ranging from depres- San Diego in Walk+Bike Chula Vista
improve their water-use efficiency can Another way to help reduce outdoor Other graduate programs that currently has been phenomenal in encourag-
also take advantage of the free WaterS- leaks during Fix a Leak week is by sion rate to income-growth rate ing and educating our community on
rank in the top 25 include rehabilita-
mart Checkup program offered by the reporting water waste using the Water tion counseling (No. 10) speech and to average leisure time spent per the benefits of biking and walking,
Water Authority and its member agen- Authority's "Live WaterSmart" mobile language pathology (No. 24), clinical day. Chula Vista received high says City of Chula Vista Director of
cies. Check-ups include site-specific app. The app allows you to submit a Recreation Kristi McClure Huckaby.
detailed description of the issue, and
psychology (No. 25). marks for physical well-being,
indoor and outdoor water-efficiency Programs ranked in the top 50 include CiclaVista is a great opportunity to
recommendations by certified irrigation upload a photo or video. Your report will community and environment. enrich our community and continue the
nursing midwifery (No. 28), audiology
professionals for owners and managers then be submitted to the water agency (No. 30), public health (No. 39) and promotion of active transportation while
that serves the area where the problem Wallet Hub confirms the best about
of commercial, multi-family, industrial, healthcare management (No. 47).Those also supporting local businesses along
is located. living in Chula Vista, said Mayor Mary
public or single-family properties. ranked in the top 100 include psychol- Third Avenue.
Common types of leaks found inside Casillas Salas. From sports and volun-
Homeowners and property managers ogy (No. 52), social work (No. 58), fine Walk+Bike Chula Vista Education, En-
homes include dripping faucets and teerism to work-life balance, our happy
can use the no-obligation assessment to arts (No.59), physical therapy (No. 79), couragement, and Awareness Campaign
residents agree this is a great place to
public affairs (No. 86), computer engi- is a SANDAG grant-funded program

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live and raise a family."
neering (No. 86) and the part-time MBA According to WalletHub, data used to operated by the City of Chula Vistas
program (No. 95). create the rankings were collected from Recreation Department, together with
Last year, in the U.S. News & World the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of La- local non-profits - the San Diego Bicycle
Reports annual ranking of Americas bor Statistics, Centers for Disease Con- Coalition and Circulate San Diego. It is
Best Colleges, SDSU ranked No. 74 trol and Prevention, Gallup-Healthways, a program designed to encourage and
among public universities and No. 146 promote biking and walking throughout
Serving the Filipino Community since 2000 overall among national universities,
Feeding America, Minnesota Population
the City.
Center, University of Minnesota, Cor-
moving up 37 spots since 2011. poration for National and Community No registration is necessary for
Service, The Trust for Public Land, The CiclaVista; comfortable walking shoes
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The ordinary is the people
by Jose Ma. Montelibano Because I write and share my articles how the useless and insignificant had de- the same way. We must begin, therefore,
with a greater public, I try to be current stroyed relationships. But whatever we to remember that the ordinary is the
with important developments that do are doing, we are doing it right because people, the country, and the common
It has been a quiet week for or can affect our lives as a people. The we enjoy our time together, every time. good is the good of the ordinary. Most of
me, intentionally so, and partly challenge is that I have to do my best to all, it is our togetherness towards com-
because an old classmate and stay objective while monitoring what One of us, Vic Hilado, had severe mon goals that gives the power to the
good friend passed away so is going on around the world. Prejudice stomach pains last Friday, missed our many, not our petty contests against one
suddenly. Intentionally so I can and partisanship are bad for the health, pancitan, and was brought instead to the another. Then, the first shall be last, and
bringing stress and acidity at the very emergency room of a hospital near his the last shall be first.
have a respite from reading about least. It is difficult to be clinical in view- residence. In less than 24 hours, he was
the conflicts and controversies
Desitny: Fire Victims Go Green! Beer
ing delicate situations; somehow, they gone. Just like that. Since then to his
plaguing the world, intentionally provoke our emotions to act up. When inurnment the other day, I did not want
so I can see the flowers and have I consider the drug situation, from the to ride the roller coaster of politics and
( Continued from page 1 ) mother. They didnt even find her body, the time to smell them. Death,
millions addicted, the misery of their
families, to the hundreds of billions
controversies, no matter how important
they may be. I thought that the death of Train Trolley
Upon learning that most of the like it was obliterated to the ground. too, that comes like a thief in the involved in the illegal trade and the kind a friend, a good man who quietly served
Rodney had no choice but to take his night can be quite unsettling. Be- of corruption that money can buy, I am others in handling the feeding program
students were fire victims and son in. Although he could barely support afraid. When I read about how China sponsored by the class and facilitated
homeless, the school principal himself, he could not let his own flesh yond the personal pain from los-
is claiming ownership of the seas and visits to the infirmary of aged and sick San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours
gathered them together in one and blood wander and scavenge for food ing a friend is the grim reminder islands surrounding our nation, I get priests in our alma matter, deserved $88 PER PERSON
room to provide assistance . For in the city. that life can be quite deceptive, upset, but afraid as well. When I hear more than just a visit to his wake. I be- 858-551-5115
You have to help me earn a living, making us spend extra time on about soldiers and policemen being lieved Vic was important enough to ap-
several weeks, until they found a he told Darren. You are seventeen and Mar 3 - Mar 31, 2017
the superficial and neglecting that killed by rebels and terrorists, and vice- preciate and to learn from. Vic was like
place to live, many stayed in the must fend for yourself. versa, I feel sad and afraid. Yes, there are most Filipinos, just as ordinary, unseen,
school, part of which was con- What about school? the son asked. which means much more. concerns we should all be talking about, unheard by the public, but did more than GO GREEN on the San Diego
verted as a temporary relocation I still have a few months left before I then sharing our best ideas and talents to his share as a family man, as a citizen. Beer Train Tour, and enjoy ample
graduate. address them. tastes of local craft beer, behind
center, day and night with their Rodney chuckled. Vics life, and death, remind me not the scenes guided brewery tour.
families. Charitable people and Are you kidding? We both know you the other end of the small shanty. Can But, of course, I end up being very hes- only of my own mortality but how the
organizations provided food and are not learning anything. You would you keep quiet? Everybody here wants itant to provoke more attention on mat- ordinary is truly what society is all
Travel by rail, enjoy brewery
their immediate needs. But their rather skip classes than study. You are to go to sleep. ters that trigger so much prejudice and about. Yes, when we talk of the people, lunch, awesome beer, games and
like me, a chip of the old block. That Rodney was annoyed. He wanted to hate. Instead of solving our problems, of the nation, we talk of the ordinary. prizes. No need to drive, take the
resources had limits. The fire vic- diploma is just a piece of paper. It wont shut down his brother but knew they we fight over them. The problems do not The population is made up of the ordi- train.
tims could not live in the school lead you anywhere. Better learn fast the were staying in their house. Since only not get solved, they are worsened nary, of the 99%. Freedom and democ- Make your friends green with envy by
forever. They had to eventually tricks of the trade in the streets. he could not sleep in such a hot and by the acrimony of the environment. Yet, racy are about the ordinary, and the only going out for some local craft beers on
fend for themselves. For once, the father and son shared the crowded situation, he told Darren to get we cannot be like ostriches that hide our value of the extraordinary is when they the Beer Train Trolley Tour.
same belief. up and follow him outside the house. heads under the ground. Because certain serve the well-being of the ordinary. During this Green Tour we will travel
Gradually, the families built new shan- They carefully stepped in between the problems penetrate our safety and The sad thing, though, is not only that by Trolley Train. Guests will enjoy a be-
ties in the same area after they them- RODNEY BROUGHT DARREN to bodies lying next to each other until they threaten our future, we should confront the 1% believe they are superior to the hind the scenes look at the beer-making
selves cleared it. For a poor country like another squatter community, this time in reached the door. They sat on the chairs them. There lies my dilemma. Writing 99% (and it does not help that they own process, enjoy craft beer tastings and
the Philippines, one could not expect the Paco, which was miles away from their against the outside wall of the house. to inform and encourage people towards as much or more than the 99%), but that gourmet food while your friendly guide
government to help. former Tondo neighborhood. He was This is much better, he told himself. resolving common problems attracts the 99% also believe they are inferior to shares about San Diego's rich craft beer
Freddie, age 16, was now on his own. staying with his brother and his family. The slight breeze of air outdoors was not only trolls (are they real or only the 1%. culture. Guests will visit 4 local brewer-
His Aunt Maura had died, his cousin The shanty was small, yet good enough a welcome relief, especially when they smartphones?) but the deeply partisan ies and enjoy a flight of craft beer tastes
Darren had vanished, and he could for three adults and five of his brothers could not smell the sweat from the bod- and their emotional outbursts. In truth, the ordinary are superior to at each stop.
not get hold of his mother. He didnt children. Adding Darren would not be ies lying close to each other inside the the exception because of sheer num- "Our guide was great!" Reports a guest
have her address since his Aunt Maura a stretch as poor people like them were house. To savor the better things in life can bers, 99% versus 1%. But 99% remains from Southern California. "He not only
purposely kept it away so she could steal used to living in crowded conditions. How did your mom support you? he mean seeking and being in the company superior only when taken together. One had good knowledge of the breweries
the money meant for him. Rodney could not afford to have his own again asked his son. of friends, which I try to do at least by one, the exceptional 1% is superior we went to but of the city itself as we
place as he barely made money from We had money coming from Aunt once a week. We have this fun groups to their counterpart, one by one. That is walked and rode the train around town.
RODNEY, THE ESTRANGED gambling. His days as a playboy who Mona who is working abroad. of senior citizens who were once in our why the traditional, historical manner of Each locale was chosen to highlight
HUSBAND OF MAURA, read in the could fleece money from rich and often What? Rodney could not believe lives classmates in either grade school, governing by the 1% is by dividing and something a little different and overall
newspaper about the fire in the Tondo homely girlfriends were over. He was what he heard. He thought all along the high school or college. We have lunch ruling the 99%. It was true thousands the experience was fantastic. My wife
neighborhood. He wondered what hap- already old and no longer handsome sisters worked as laundrywomen in the every Friday, pancitan we call it of years ago, it is true today. And that is and I agree this is one of the best tours
pened to his wife and his son. He visited enough to attract girls. As he lay beside neighborhood, which was why he stayed because it usually is in some fast food, why I keep pointing out how partisan- we have been on anywhere."
the area and was told his wife was lost Darren in the crowded corner of the away. He knew he could not get any Chinese restaurant. Of course, when old ship weakens us, because partisanship *Ticket prices to not include $5 per
in the fire. He asked around until, after small shanty that evening, he thought of more money to support his vices. friends gather, most of whom are retired is the main expression of a divided-and- ticket handling fee, train/trolley ticket
a few days, he found his son Darren all the money he lost in gambling when Where does your Aunt Mona work? from private or public service, it is inevi- ruled 99%. ($5-$12 ea), optional tour guide gratuity.
scavenging food in the trash bin of a his wife Maura and her sister Mona had In Saudi Arabia. table that we also talk about political or Above offerings subject to change.
restaurant. still a lot of savings from their inheri- How does she send the money? controversial matters. But in the many Unless we flip the pyramid, unless we Book your spot now on the Beer Train
What happened? he asked him. tance. It is deposited in Moms bank ac- years we have been doing so, I cannot value the bottom higher than the top, Trolley Tour
Darren could not tell him anything. count. recall friendships being broken, or civil- unless we find enough unity to make https://www.sandiego.org/members/
Just like Freddie, he was at school when How did your mom support you? he An idea flashed in Rodneys mind. AJ ity transgressed. It might be that we are numbers matter more than power or tours-sightseeing/san-diego-beer-wine-
the fire occurred, and upon his return whispered to his son. older than most people and have seen wealth, then life will go on in largely spirits-tours/events/go-green-beer-train-
home, everything was lost, including his Psst, his brother Mario uttered from (To be continued) trolley-tour.aspx

advance technologies closer to NASAs Small Business Innovation San Diego with no upfront instal-
practical use by taking them from Research (SBIR) program.
lation costs?
a laboratory environment to the We are pleased to select SBIR
( Continued from page 4 )
real world. ing If youre someone who has wanted to
proposals from over 112 small busi-
Physical Therapy, Occupation- make the shift to renewable energy but
nesses, said Steve Jurczyk, associate
The selections were made for NASAs al Therapy, Speech Pathology/therapy dont own a home or installing solar
administrator for the Space Technology
Flight Opportunities program which Dietary Assessment and Coun- panels just didnt pencil out, consider the
Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA
organizes chances to fly and selects seling by Dietitian benefits of enrolling in San Diego Gas
Headquarters in Washington. Technol-
experiments for NASA support twice Social Services- Behavioral & Electrics (SDG&E) innovative new
ogy drives exploration, and selection of
each year. The program selects promis- Health program called EcoChoice.
these projects represents an investment
ing space technologies to test through Home Health Aid Essentially, EcoChoice gives cus-
in achieving our space exploration goals
relatively low-cost ways that simulate Enteral Feeding tomers the option to purchase renew-
and supporting the U.S. innovation
spaceflight or just reach the edge of Psychiatric and Lifelong able energy directly from SDG&E.
economy, as well.
space on commercial suborbital Recovery Programs The program works like this: SDG&E
Durable Medical Equipment buys renewable energy on behalf of

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launch vehicles, reduced gravity aircraft SBIR Phase II projects will expand on
and high-altitude balloon flights. Free medical/health screening participating EcoChoice customers.
the results of recently-completed Phase
and evaluations The renewable energy comes from
I projects. Phase I projects received six-
These selections allow companies and Others: Resources, Transpor- large, utility-scale generating facilities
NASA Selects New Technolo- well, everything they do is about month contracts of as much as $125,000.
academia to demonstrate technologies tation, Financial Planning, Placement built specifically for the EcoChoice
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tors in Oswego before dying in 1989
due to cancer.
While growing up, Noel Francisco

The world is mine

rarely talked about his fathers journey
from the Philippines. But when Noel
returned to Oswego High School to de-
liver the 2013 commencement address,
he talked about having the courage to Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beauti- I saw a child I knew.
accept difficult challenges in life. He ful woman He stood and watched the others play,
cited his father as an example, read the And wished I were as beautiful. but he did not know what to do.
report. When suddenly she rose to leave, I stopped a moment and then I said,
I saw her hobble down the aisle. "Why don't you join them dear?"
Francisco was a partner in the Wash- She had one leg and wore a crutch. He looked ahead without a word.
ington, DC office of Jones Day prior But as she passed, she passed a smile. I forgot, he couldn't hear.
to joining the US Justice Department, Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
according to a write-up on the depart- I have two legs; the world is mine. I have two ears; the world is mine.
ments official website. While working
for the firm as the chair of the Govern- I stopped to buy some candy. With feet to take me where I'd go..
ment Regulation Practice, he appeared The lad who sold it had such charm. With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
several times before the Supreme Court. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. With ears to hear what I'd know.
If I were late, it'd do no harm. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
Among his more prominent cases in- And as I left, he said to me, I've been blessed indeed, the world is
clude McDonnell v. United States, where "I thank you, mine.
he represented former Virginia governor you've been so kind.
Robert McDonnell. The Supreme Court It's nice to talk with folks like you. If this poem makes you feel thankful,
eventually overturned corruption cases You see," he said, "I'm blind." just forward it to your friends.
versus the former governor. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. After all, it's just a simple reminder,
I have two eyes; the world is mine. we have so much to be thankful for!
From 2001 to 2005, Francisco served Give the gift of love. It never comes
in government under former President Later while walking down the street, back empty!
George W. Bush first as associate
counsel of the president, then as deputy
assistant attorney general in the Justice

Born in Oswego, New York, Francisco

earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with
honors from the University of Chicago
in 1991. In 1996, he earned his Juris
Doctor degree from the University of
Chicago Law School. BREAKTIME MUNA....
He then served as law clerk for Judge 'TEACHER: Class draw a fish..! ko, baka sabihin ni titser, nagkopyahan
J. Michael Luttig of the United States CLASS: Yes ma'am! tayo
Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit TEACHER: Pedro, why is your draw- ***
and then for the late Associate Justice ing very dirty..?
Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court. PEDRO: Ma'am, bagoong po yan.' 'Mrs: hoy! Tama na yang beer mo
masyado ka magastos
Francisco, whom the Washington Post *** Mr: Ikaw make-up mo ang magastos
described as a conservative lawyer, Mrs: Nagpapaganda ako para sa iyo
was among several considered for nomi- 'PASYENTE: Dok. . Ninenerbyos po Mr: Ako umiinom naman para gu-
nation when Trump began his term. An- ako! First operation ko po ito. .. manda ka!'
other lawyer with Filipino roots, George DOK: Alam ko ang nararamdaman mo. ***
Conway III, was also considered for the . .Kasi ikaw rin ang una kong pasyente'
post. Conway is married to Trump senior May bagong kasal:
adviser Kellyanne Conway. *** MRS: Honey malapit na tayong mag-
Tanga: kamusta yung exam mo. ing 3 dito sa bahay
He has been in office in an acting Bobo: wala ako nasagutan, blanko MR: Talaga honey? Pinasaya mo ako
capacity since January and has had to yung papel ko. Ikaw? sa balita mo
excuse himself from key cases, such as Tanga: naku, blangko din yung papel MRS: Oo dito na titira ang nanay ko!
the legal battle over Trumps first travel
ban executive order, because his law
firm Jones Day represented parties in the

20 incredible
dispute, according to the Washington 12. The Philippines island of Palawan
Post. Rappler.com has been named one of the best island
( Continued from page 16 ) in the world by Cond Nast Traveler,
Travel & Leisure, and other publica-
Youll see makeshift hoops erected on tions, thanks to its jaw-dropping natural
every street corner, young men com- beauty. Visitors can explore white sand
monly wearing NBA jerseys, and local beaches, swim in lagoons, enjoy island
teams playing in every community hall. hopping in Coron and El Nido, find
Their professional league, The Philip- some of the best scuba diving in the
pines Basketball Association (PBS) world, and even traverse the under-
is the second oldest in the world after ground river in the capital, Puerto Princ-
only the NBA! In fact, a good number esa, a UNESCO world heritage site and
of players with U.S. college and NBA the second longest underground river in
experience come to play in the PBA. the world. (Source)
(Source) 13. The country suffered one of the
5. Filipinos also love boxing with a largest volcanic eruptions in history on
passion, and when their most famous June 15, 1991, when Mt. Pinatubo erupt-
native son, Manny Pacquiao, fights, its ed only a couple hours from Manila.
like a national holiday. In fact, Filipinos The blast was so powerful that it shot
are so supportive of PacMan that 10 billion metric tons of magma and 20
every time he has a boxing match, the million tons of toxic sulfur dioxide into
Philippine National Police report that the stratosphere, 25 miles high. (Source)
street crime drops to zero in Metro Ma- Mt. Pinatubos sent such a big mush-
nila, and the same is true in most of the room cloud of ash into the atmosphere
country. (Source) that it created a haze of sulfuric acid all
6. The Philippines produces and around the world for two years, causing
exports more coconuts than any country global temperatures to drop by 1 degree
in the world, shipping off about 19.5 Fahrenheit! Tragically, the eruption
million tons of the fruit (called buko) killed at least 847 people, injured 184,
every year. (Source) and left more than 1 million people
7. While most of their Southeast Asian homeless, as well as forcing an Ameri-
neighbors practice Buddhism, the Philip- can air force base to be abandoned and
pines is the only Asian nation thats relocated soon after. (Source)
predominantly Christian, with 90% prac- 14. Jeepneys are a unique form of
ticing that religion (and about 80% of its transportation that many people in Ma-
population, Roman Catholic) because of nila and other places in the Philippines
its Spanish colonial influence. (Source) use every day. In fact, jeepneys were
8. Filipinos are very social, spending born from the thousands of army jeeps
as much time as possible with family that the U.S. military left after World
and friends. But they also stay in touch War II. Resourceful Filipinos extended
these days by exchanging a whole lot of the cabs to accommodate about 18 pas-
text messages. In fact, its estimated that sengers for hot, bumpy and dusty rides
Filipinos send about 400 million text through the streets.
messages every day, adding up to about As time went on, drivers adorned the
142 billion texts per year, earning them jeepneys in colorful and creative designs
the designation the texting capital of to help them stand out, with flash-
the world. (Source) ing neon lights, paintings of favorite
Thats more than the total number of superheroes, basketball stars, cartoon
daily text messages sent in the U.S. and characters, religious sayings, and just
Europe combined. (Source) about every other gaudy decoration you
9. One of the most remarkable geo- can imagine. Still costing only about
logical formations in the world, the Taal 8 Pesos (20 cents U.S.), about 50,000
Volcano consists of an island (Luzon) jeepneys run daily in Manila alone,
that contains a lake (Taal Lake) with billowing thick clouds of black smoke.
a smaller island in the lake (Volcano They dont have set routes, so passen-
Island) with a lake on that island (Main gers just jump on a jeepney going in
Crater of Taal Volcano) with another tiny their direction, pass a coin forward to the
islet (Volcano Island) inside! (Source) driver, and ring a bell when they want to
10. The Philippines population crossed get off. (Source)
the 100-million threshold in 2014, rank- 15. Filipinos LOVE their shopping
ing as the 12th most populous country malls! In fact, they serve as community
in the world. With an annual growth rate hubs since theyre clean, safe, and, most
of about 2 percent, its also one of the importantly, air-conditioned. Aside
fastest growing countries in the world. from the usual stores they also have
(Source) countless food venues, gyms, grocery
11. Manila, the capital of the Philip- stores, banks, health clinics, nightclubs,
pines, ranks as the city with the highest parks, concert amphitheaters, and even
population density in the world (and churches inside their malls. In fact, the
some of the worst traffic congestion!). In Philippines is home to three of the ten
fact, Manila spans only 24 square miles largest shopping malls in the world, The
but has 1,660,714 residents, giving it a Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall
population density of 55,446 people per (third-largest in the world, encompass-
square mile. (Source) ing 5,451,220 sq ft), SM City North
Metro Manila, comprising several other EDSA (fourth largest) and SM Mall of
conjoined cities, stands at more than Asia (tenth largest). (Source)
12,877,000 people, making it one of the
most populated metropolitan areas in the ( Continued on page 9 )
world. (Source)
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Housing & Real Estate

Homeowners Bay reclamations prone to disasters Call Boracay home with Vista
Association By Jarius Bondoc, Philstar.com Seawater will ood coastal com-
ally, like the Manila Bay area. History
has shown evidence of typhoon destruc-
Land's newest development
Grant Program
| MANILA, 3/12/2017 The
tion. Ships have become unchained from
government has lined up 102 Due to sea temperature warming, sea anchors and crashed against each other
shore reclamations covering levels are rising, especially near the or onto Roxas Boulevard due to strong
C.A.R.s Housing Affordability 38,272 hectares nationwide. A equator. In the Philippines the rate of waves. Reclamations artificially would
Funds Homeowners Associa- third of those are in Manila Bay. rise is as much as 14.7 mm a year, or change the coastal contour, making them
just below an adults calf in ten years. prone to storm surges and destructive
tion Grant Program will provide Four are about to commence: two At the same time, the bay area is fast waves.
qualified first time California in Manila City, one in Pasay, and sinking. Unbridled extraction of ground-
homebuyers up to six months of one in Cavite. The new real estate water is causing the surface to subside. Liquefaction would sink the coastal
HOA dues, not to exceed $2,500. would bring mega-profits to the The rate of subsidence in Greater Ma- areas into the bay water in case of
C.A.R.s Housing Affordability nila is about 19.2 mm a year, or mid-leg earthquake.
proponents. But wait, warns earth deep in ten years. (Rodolfo likens that
Funds has allocated one million and environment scientist Kelvin subsidence to the sinking of Californias Liquefaction is when loose, saturated
dollars towards this program. Rodolfo. Those reclamations also San Joaquin Valley by eight meters, or soil and sediments lose cohesion and Sometimes they start off with viewing deck, a pool, convention center,
How to qualify? would cause floods, storm surges, a three-story house, due to groundwater temporarily behave like liquid. Thats a candy pink that gives way commercial quarter, a much a larger
Homebuyers must use a California overuse in the 1920s to 1970s.) what happened when buildings in down- beachfront compared to other luxury ac-
REALTOR in the transaction (REAL-
and liquefaction. Millions of town Dagupan City, beside the Lingayen to galaxy violets, and on other commodations nearby and direct beach
TORS must apply on behalf of their coastal residents in Metro Manila, The Manila Bay coastal plains slope Gulf, sank as deep as one meter from the times, theyre citrus orange un- access.
client) Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, and up inland very gently. Ten to 20 kilome- 1990 Luzon earthquake. Yet the epicenter til they burst with striking reds Units are priced at P3.5 to 3.6 million
Purchase a primary single family Cavite would be left in misery. ters of land from the shore are only one was one hundred kilometers to the east, on the horizon. No two Boracay for studio deluxe units, and P7.5 mil-
residence* in California with the intent The NGO Save Our Shores meter above sea level. The combination near Cabanatuan City. In case the Big lion for their two-bedroom units. The
to occupy the property as your primary of rising sea levels and land subsidence One strikes when Greater Manilas West
sunsets are ever the same, but estimated total cost for the development
residence for 2 years recently presented the study of would make seawaters advance inland. Valley Fault moves, the reclaimed areas all are gorgeous and picture- is at P2.2 billion.
Be a first-time homebuyer* Rodolfo, a Filipino-American Large swaths of the bay area perpetually could suffer liquefaction. Structures could perfect. Now, imagine witness- The property is located in Punta Bunga,
Buy a home with applicable HOA PhD at the University of Illinois would be in knee-deep seawater in ten collapse. ing day turn into night and again Barangay Yapak, bringing its future
dues/fees in Chicago and a Balik-Scientist years. residents conveniently close to the
You must have used financing to pur- Reclamations, being soft earth, would Rodolfo warns against the reclamation
into day on the island that islands main attractions such as its 27
chase the single-family dwelling of the Philippine government. be susceptible to the combination of of Sangley Point in Cavite, at the southern never sleeps from your own diving spots, endless daytime activities,
The purchase price of the Single- Three looming disasters were rising sea levels and subsidence. They tip of Manila Bay, for a new airport. Such space in paradise. nightlife and dining options, as well as
Family Dwelling* must not exceed explained: would even hasten and deepen the earth-filling could sink large parts of Vista Residences, Vista Lands Bulabog Beach thats famous famous
150% of the mortgage limit set by the flooding in other parts of the bay area as the heavily populated urbanized prov- condominium developer, introduces for its water sports and Mt. Luho, the
FHA for one-family units in the county natural outflows of rivers and high tides ince due to hastened seawater rise, land Costa Vista Boracay a six-tower islands highest among many others.
in which the Single-Family Dwelling* would be clogged. Rodolfo cites the ex- subsidence, storm surges and waves, and residential and mixed-use development Costa Vista Boracay is another stra-
is located address perience of Dagat-Dagatan in Navotas, earthquake liquefaction. that gets you as close to the islands tegic step in expanding our presence in
Please note: HAF must receive all pro- listed on the application, no later than Metro Manila. Starting in the 1970s the sun, sea and sky without leaving the Boracay Island, bringing Vista Residenc-
gram requirements no later than thirty thirty (30) days after closing escrow. government poured billions of pesos for Rodolfo cites Japans engineering fiasco comforts of home. Boracay isnt just a es expertise in one of the most popular
(30) days after closing escrow. The program application and landfill and dikes all for naught. More with the Kansai Airport, built on a re- top summer destination anymore; its a world beach destinations. We are taking
Please Visit our Frequently asked certification form along with rules and areas of the city are flooded today than claimed island off the bay coast of Osaka. place to call home. advantage of the increasing number of
document, definitions of single family conditions for HAFs Homeowners As- before. More than $20 billion 40-percent While still in its development phase, tourist arrivals and the favorable macro-
residence and first-time homebuyer. sociation Grant Program are available in over-budget was spent to reclaim land the propertys sales and marketing leas- economic condition of the Philippines.
TO APPLY: zipForm under the HAF Library. Storm surges would lash the from the sea, pave two runways, build ing head Nova Noval explains that they This will be attractive for both end users
REALTORS must complete a pro- Need additional help? Visit HAF's coastal communities. the terminals and trying to outpace the are planning to launch the first two and investors who are looking for either
gram application and certification form Homeowners Association Grant Program sinking. Still it sunk, by 11.9 meters, or towers in three and a half to four years a home or a source of rental income,
on behalf of their client. Frequently Asked Questions. Typhoons are becoming stronger than a four-storey building. Ten percent of the time. The whole development will be says Vista Land chairman Manuel B.
The program application and certifica- If you have any questions, please call ever due to climate change. Most at risk cost went to waterproofing alone to save finished in eight years. Interested par- Villar, Jr. Learn more about Costa Vista
tion form, along with closing disclosure Julissa Gmez at (213)739-8380 or email from storm surges and giant waves are basements. The island continues to sink ties can look forward to a compound Boracay Vista Residences projects by
must be send to HAF, to the email her at julissag@car.org coastal plains that slope up very gradu- to this day. surrounded by a pavilion with its own calling 619.746.3416.

The Filipino
21. Use MENTION in a sentence. Voice: Suuuub-teeerranean! Yah-hoo!!! the bathroom and had needed to go really Francisco Portero - Frank Furter Federico Hagibis - Federal Express
...Ang laki ng bahay nila, parang MEN- Bob: Please welcome, Miss Zaire! bad. Then she asked what he meant when Diosdado Durante - Deo Dorant Eleuterio Ignacio - Electronic Ignition
TION. - Silence - he said FATHER, MOTHER, I. Gregorio Talahib - George Bush Casimiro Bukaykay - Cashmere
( Continued from page 2 ) 22. Use ebonic word MOTHA During intermission, Bob was curious The boy then explained: FATHER in Dioniso Magpantay - John McEven Bouquet
11. Use CONTEMPLATE in a sen- FUCKA in a sentence. why the voice was shouting subterra- Filipino meant TATA, MOTHER in Fili- Mang Donald - Mac Donalds Rogelio Dagdag - Roger Moore
tence. ...Iho mag-ingat, ka baka MOTHA nean, so he dispatched a guard to fetch pino meant INA, and I in Filipino meant Aling Ely - Eli Lilly Topacio Mamaril - Top Gun
...Pare, ang dami-daming pagkain, FUCKA the fellow and bring him backstage. AKO. Tatai na ako. Silvestre Mola - Sylvester Stallone Restituto Pruto - Tutti Frutti
pero, ko-CONTEMPLATE. They picked up the guy who turns out to *** Remigio Batungbacal - Remington Samuel Tampipi - Sam Sonite
12. Use ARTESIA in a sentence (if you AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: be a Filipino (from a remote barrio) who Finally, heres how some Filipinos trans- Steel Veneracion De Asis - Venereal Disease
dont know what this is, its a city [or didnt speak English. So they got an late Filipino names in English: Bienvenido Jurado - Ben Hur
street] at the L.A. COUNTY in CALI- 23. Use SECOND THOUGHT in a interpreter to ask the Pinoy why he was
FORNIA) sentence. shouting Subterranean.
...Nako naman, ang ganda-ganda nang ...Hindi pa bumibili ng bagong kotse Bob asked, Did you mean Mediter-
bebot na yun, pero, ma-ARTESIA. ang mag-asawang si Pedro at Maria dahil ranean? Or Carribean? And why do I
13. Use CADET in a sentence. magse-SECOND THOUGHT pa daw seem to keep on hearing Subterranean?
...CADET ko si Maria nung isang gabi. sila. Sabi ng Pinoy: Wala akong sinasa-
bing subterranean. Ang sabi ko,
An American, who had spent sixteen ***
months in some provincial area in the Napansin nung Tiyo na yung kaniyang
Philippines, started to miss good ol pamangkin na bagong salta sa America
American food. Oh boooooy. he said ay umiiyak sa tabi ng kaniyang naka-
to himself, what I wouldnt give for tumbang bisikleta sa tabing daan.
some food from the good ol USA... Tanong tuloy nung Tiyo, Hijo, bakit
USA... USA... ka umiiyak?
Upon arriving in Manila, he quickly Sagot nung pamangkin, Angkol,
rushed to the coffee shop of a one-star Angkol...
Ngayon, ikaw naman ang CADET niya. hotel where the items on the menu Madaling kinorek nung Tiyo yung
14. Use CARDIAC in a sentence. were all in the vernacular. After a quick kaniyang pamangkin, Hijo, ikaw
...Na CARDIAC yung kotse ni Pedro glance at the menu, there was absolutely ay nasa America na. Hindi Angkol...
noong isang gabi. no question what menu item he would Angkel!
15. Use CENTURION in a sentence. order: TAPANG USA Tinuloy nung pamangkin yung kani-
...Na-CENTURION si Pedro ng tatay *** yang kwento, Angkel, Angkel, I rode
niya dahil sa kalokohan niya. Scene: 1996 Miss Universe pageant in my Bysikol...
16. Use DEDICATE in a sentence. Las Vegas. Host Bob Barker introducing Madali muling kinorek nung Tiyo
...Pag ginamitan ng glue, siguradong the candidates. yung kaniy ang pamangkin, Hijo,
DEDICATE iyan. Bob: Please welcome, Miss Canada! nasa America ka na. hindi Bysikol ang
17. Use DELICACY in a sentence. Galing sa isang kasuluksulukan ng tawagdiyan... Bysikel.
...Bagal mo... DELICACY mahuhuli auditorium, a voice screams Subter- Muling tinuloy nung pamangkin yung
na tayo. ranean! kaniyang kwento, Angkel, Angkel, I
18. Use DEPRECIATE in a sentence. Bob: Please welcome, Miss France! rode my Bysikel to buy some Pap-
...Sister, DEPRECIATE (the priest ate) Voice: Subterranean! sikol...

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already, kaya pwede na tayong kumain. Bob: Please welcome, Miss Italy! Madali na namang kinorek nung Tiyo,
19. Use DIFFUSION in a sentence. Voice: Subterranean! Hijo, hindi Papsikol - Papsikel!
...Brownout...siguradong DIFFUSION Bob: Now, please welcome Miss Papua Tinuloy ulit nung pamangkin yung
20. Use LAITY in a sentence.
New Guinea!
- Silence -
kaniyang kwento, Angkel, Ang-
kel, I rode my Bysikel, to buy some Call (619) 746-3416 for reservation and information.
...Taga laity si Imelda Marcos. Bob: Please welcome, Miss USA! Papsikel... en den I pel... now I heb a
A judicial clerk in a small and far-flung
provincial court had to translate the
following passage uttered by a witness
from Tagalog to English: Pagkatapos
ng kung ano-ano ay nagdatingan ang
kung sino-sino!
For only $75,000, you can own a Confidently and simply, the clerk
wrote, After the what-what came the
Condo in the beautiful Boracay who-who!
In the Philippines, most kids in private
island in the Philippines as a schools are forced to speak English at
all times. A kid who just came from the
vacation home for yourself, province and barely speaks the language
tried his best to do so. One day the kid
family, relatives and friends, which needed to go to the bathroom so bad,
but he did not know what to tell his
you can also rent out teacher.
He raised his hand and said, mam,
pwede po bang pumunta sa kubeta?
as an income-earning property. (teacher may I go to the bathroom?)
Since the boy did not speak English,
Only $400+ a month installment the teacher pretended not to hear him.
The boy said to himself, What should I
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Home Assistants Medical care Lea Salonga named one of
like Amazon Echo answers for Filipinas top 3 role models
could be a boon America
for Assisted By Dr. Glenn Mollette

Living Medical care continues to domi-

nate our attention in this nation.
I hope we don't have millions of

Refreshing Spring people without health care in the

next year or so. However, in real-
ity we already do.
Spring is a great time to renew Ask the LORD for rain in the spring-
ourselves and gain a fresh per- time, says Zechariah 10:1, It is the
LORD who sends the thunderstorms. A fifty-year-old woman told my wife
spective on life. With flowers He gives showers of rain to all people, and I that she seriously needs a knee
blooming and everything coming and plants of the field to everyone. replacement but she can't pay her de-
ductible and 20%. Together they would
to life, its easy to feel a change Spring is also a time to set our sights
be several thousand dollars and on her
and rebirth happening all around on new horizons. Like a ritual, there
are some favorite activities that we do waitress salary she can't afford the sur-
us. Spring always brings hope for every spring. As soon as winter is over, gery. She has medical care but she can't
a fresh start. This season, almost our instincts tell us to go outside. We afford to have a very needed surgery. If MANILA, Philippines Ma-
all of us have a spring in our steps go for a bike ride around the neigh- MIT Technology Review she falls over with a heart attack and is jority of Filipinas look up to
borhood, enjoy time in the backyard rushed to the hospital then her insurance celebrities for inspiration, ac-
alert, agile and upbeat as we will of course pick up a major part of
spring into action to tackle a new joyfully watching our green plants Personal assistant gadgets like cording to the results of a recent
her treatment but she will still be stuck
lease on life.
turn bright with flowers. We catch the Amazon Echo and Google Home with a big medical bill. That would be nationwide survey released in
first few rays of the early morning sun are equipped with speakers and
as we revisit our favorite haunts and another crisis. I wonder if her heart time for International Womens
Often considered one of the most beauti- hiking spots and get ready to flex our microphonesostensibly so you would be able to withstand the shock of Month.
ful times of the year, the Bible recog- limbs and invigorate our hearts. can ask questions and they can her medical bill?
nizes that spring brings about a feeling give you answers. Guenael Strutt
of rebirth that is an important aspect of Going outdoors definitely gives us a The answer to medical care in America
Christianity. Gods Holy Word has many sees that built-in hardware as is to put everyone 65 and over on Medi-
mood boost. Time spent outdoors and
related verses dedicated to the change in green spaces lowers our stress levels an untapped resource for doing care. We pay for it so we should receive
it when the time comes. Make Medicare Most Filipinas are Roman
of season and the symbolism it holds for and increases our stamina. Commun- something else entirely: making
believers. pay for everything and get rid of the Catholics and spiritual, said the
ing with nature gives us significant sure youre okay.
mental and physical benefits. After a supplemental insurance. We pay into research. Filipinas are prayerful
In the Song of Solomon 2:11-12 for winter of more time spent indoors, the Medicare all of our lives and then have and their belief in God is their
Strutt is the head of product develop- to worry about supplemental insurance
instance, it says, For behold, the winter arrival of spring is the perfect catalyst ment for Elliptic Labs, which uses barometer for success, the study
is past, the rain is over and gone. The to re-engage our nature-loving side. at 65. Congress should eliminate that
ultrasound technology, rather than the hassle. Medicare should cover everyone further stated.
flowers appear on the earth, the time of typical infrared sensors like you see in
singing has come, and the voice of the Another great activity for spring is over 65. Many will go throughout life
your smartphone, for presence detection. and pay very little if any into it. Obvi- In Female Tribes, a 2016 study on
turtledove is heard in our land. finding a perfect place to travel to at It uses a devices own speaker to emit a ously our country has major debt. There- women around the world conducted by
this beautiful time of the year. Dur- high-frequency audio wave that bounces multinational agency JWT Global, it was
The beautiful verses in Ecclesiastes 3:1- ing the short days and long nights of fore, we should take some of our foreign
off your body and is picked up by its mi- aid to cover any who might be left out. found out that Filipinas are 47 percent
8 talks about a time for everything: winter, we spent time planning for our crophone, then cleaned up and analyzed The very poor in America should be on higher in spiritual awareness than other
next spring getaway. Now its time to by Elliptic Labss software. countries surveyed.
There is a time for everything, take advantage of the opportunity for Medicaid. Doctors and hospitals must
and a season for every activity under renewal and reawakening by enjoying be required to accept Medicaid patients. Filipina Next, a quantitative The survey further bared that the fol-
Beyond phones there are a grow- lowing are the top three role models of
the heavens: the mild weather and exploring new ing number of other gadgets out there
I realize they have to make money but a and qualitative research con-
a time to be born and a time to die, 10 to 15% load of Medicaid patients is Filipinas:
places with family and friends. with computing power, speakers, and ducted by multi-agency J. Walter The late Sen. Miriam Defensor-San-
a time to plant and a time to uproot, Just in case we dont have any plans not asking too much for a doctor. People
a time to kill and a time to heal,
microphonesAmazon alone said that with preexisting conditions should be Thompson (JWT) Philippines, tiago
to explore the great outdoors or travel it sold millions of its Echo devices this revealed that 88 percent of Fili- Roman Catholic saint Mother Teresa
a time to tear down and a time to to someplace new, its the ideal time able to buy into Medicare. Allow work-
holiday season. Elliptic Labs thinks the Award-winning international singer
build, to do a thorough spring cleaning of rise of this kind of device is an opportu-
ing Americans to buy medical insur- pinas look up to other women,
ance across state lines so we can shop and actress Lea Salonga
a time to weep and a time to laugh, our home. After the cold season, our nity for the company to branch out, and particularly celebrities from film
a time to mourn and a time to dance, for affordable insurance that fits our
homes need a good airing and tidying announced Tuesday that its rolling out a and TV. ( Continued on page 14 )
a time to scatter stones and a time to up of things that have accumulated and version of its technology that is meant to ( Continued on page 14 )
gather them, claimed up space during the winter work with these kinds of devices.
a time to embrace and a time to months. Essentially, ultrasound can be added
refrain from embracing, to any device that needs to know you are
a time to search and a time to give Spring is also a time for a personal there, Strutt says.
up, makeover new hairstyle, new ward- Strutt says Elliptic Labss software
a time to keep and a time to throw robe, and all the new things that bring could be added to an assistant device in,
away, out the best in us. We also find new say, an elderly persons home and notify
a time to tear and a time to mend, hobbies and new ways to relax and someone if it doesnt sense motion for
a time to be silent and a time to speak, pamper ourselves, especially if we have an extended period of time. You could
a time to love and a time to hate, the means to do it. Whatever rocks also use it for detecting motion, doing
a time for war and a time for peace. your boat, enjoy this spring! things like asking the home assistant to
remind you to pull food out of the oven
the next time you enter the room, he
20 incredible
ing it to their forehead in a charming says.
display of reverence called mano.
Elderly, disabled, and pregnant wom- At the Mobile World Congress trade
( Continued from page 7 ) en even have their own line at banks, show in Barcelona, Spain, this week, El-
16. Even among the countless natural restaurants and taxi queues, allowing liptic Labs will show off several demon-
wonders of the Philippines, the island of them to bypass the crowd. strations of how this works by running
Camiguin stands out since its home to However, their politeness can go a its software on a Raspberry Pi computer
the most volcanoes per square mile of any little too far, as youll rarely hear a with a microphone and transducer.
island on Earth. Only about 14 miles long Filipino come out with a direct no The company isnt planning to build
and 8.5 miles wide, Camiguin holds the answer when you ask them a question, its own home assistant, but it is working
distinction as the only island on the planet a trait that can create many challeng- with one company that Strutt wont
with more volcanoes (7) than towns (5). ing and hilarious situations for the name to add it to a voice-assistant prod-
Its now a great tourist destination with foreigner! (Source) uct similar to Amazon Echo and Google
white-sand beaches and friendly locals, 20. Filipinos are warm, happy, and Home.
but dont worry the volcanoes have have a great sense of humor! In fact, Gierad Laput, a graduate student at
been dormant since the 1950s. (Source) the Philippines is one of the happiest Carnegie Mellon University who studies
17. Travelers and vacationers flock to countries in the world, ranking near the sensing technologies that can be used
the paradise island of Boracay, known top on Gallups index. (Source) without requiring special hardware, in-
for having one of the best beaches in the Filipinos also have an uproarious cluding ultrasound, sees Elliptic Labss
world with powder-like white sand. Only sense of humor, as joking, lighthearted application as a clever way to utilize
3.98 square miles, the island still receives banter, and even singing makes every something thats already available. For
about 1.5 million visitors from home and day in their presence a true blessing. As it to really be useful, though, he thinks
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Spiritual Life
Half My Life:
The Testimony of a Father and his Special Needs Child
by Joseph Lim
29th INSTALLMENT that they were complaining because it the learning curve still seemingly steep
would take some time and effort to train for her? Why does she still need to be
someone new. I will even stretch here told what to do on certain basic things
CHAPTER 9 and state that it seemed they had some regarding how to handle Jordan? After
March 19, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Lent Blindsides: Never Fully
hard feelings against us and that they
were sort of upset at us for following
all this time with him, Ms. B ought to re-
ally understand what makes Jordan tick.

The Eucharist, the Mighty

Prepared and Some Hard through with our objective for the past She ought to know him like the back of
couple of years to replace the aide. I her hand. She should recognize what
Feelings got this impression because of their sets him off and how to work through
Quencher Prior to the incident described in the
previous section, we had tried for years
demeanor during an IEP meeting that
coincidentally took place one week after
it naturally. She shouldnt have to keep
being told what to do in various situa-
the incident. Their words and behavior tions. At this point in her relationship
to replace Jordans one-on-one aide. She
while talking about the one-on-one aide with Jordan, she should be doing more
was not at all a good match for Jordan.
situation drew my attention not for teaching others about Jordan rather than
She was jumpy and panicky, totally op-
positive reasons either. It was so obvious I wanted to take some time to explain still trying to learn fundamental aspects
posite of what works well with Jordan.
to me that I felt compelled to compose our rationale. Ironically, many of the about him.
More than one principal and multiple
the following letter. The exact names reasons to keep Ms. B that I heard at For comparison, we felt that the previ-
IEP teams had heard our concerns and
are not provided, of course, in order to the IEP meeting were actually the very ous two of Jordans one-on-one aides
listened to our requests. Yet it remained
maintain anonymity. reasons why I felt we should replace prior to Ms. B really hit it off with him
on the back burner, low priority com-
her. I am not expecting you to agree almost immediately. Yes, there was some
pared to other issues on the table. This
Hello Ms. N and Ms. S, with us, but I just wanted to put forth learning involved, but it was so much
was not the surprise though as I already
our perspective and explain our thought smoother and quicker for them. Plus,
knew that it would take more pushing
I want to thank you first of all for process. Jordan really liked them. Similarly, we
to get the aide replaced. Despite her
supporting the IEP meeting of my son 1. At the IEP meeting, it was stated that noticed that the two of you, Ms. N and
mismatch in some important areas, Jor-
Jordan Lim once again this year and for Ms. B is receptive and willing to learn. Ms. S, really seemed to work well with
dans team had gotten used to her. The
your (and the teams) sincere dedication In and of itself, that sounds like a good Jordan right away. He is a complex boy,
surprising part to me was that even after
to provide what you believe is best for thing. And if Ms. B had only been on the and not everything comes easy, but you
the major incident previously described,
Jordan. I am writing this letter in regards job for a couple of weeks or a couple of are able to figure him out somehow. You
some of the IEP team members still felt
to the recent change of Jordans one-on- months, I would say that is a positive. have a natural empathy for these kids as
that we should have kept her. I couldnt
one aide. From my observations, you However, after being with Jordan for did the previous two one-onone aides.
believe it; it was like a blindside within
two seemed to be the biggest advocates almost three years, this now becomes a We did not see that with Ms. B.
a blindside. Am I missing something
of keeping Ms. B as Jordans aide and red flag for me. The moment I heard this 2. At the IEP meeting, it was stated that
here? Didnt they know what I knew?
also consequently the most disappointed brought up at the IEP meeting, I thought Ms. B may not be perfect for Jordan,
Didnt they notice what I noticed about
when she was ultimately replaced. That to myself, Why is she still learning so but there is no one who is perfect.
the aide? Did they have some special af-
is why I am addressing this e-mail to the much at this point? Of course, we all
finity with her or something? It seemed ( Continued on page 11 )
two of you only. keep learning, but what I mean is why is

5 Ways to reject unhealthy anger this Lent

To start, dont bathe in other Augustine warned that anger habitu- In other words, better to be angry at your ing our anger in healthier ways, our
Woman at the Well. A painting by He Qi (Visit the Art Gallery at http://www.heq- peoples rage ally cherished against any one becomes own sins! Let your anger at the events families, our Church, and our world
iart.com/store/p156/22_Samaritan-Woman-at-the-Well_Limited_Edition.html hatred and we must watch lest hatred in the world be a motivation for you to would be a much better place.
by Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, of any one gain a hold upon the heart. control what you can control with Gods
Joke of the week: George went to ways Jesus unconventionally deals with Aleteia.org Thomas Aquinas wrote that anger can grace, your own behavior. As Blessed Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
visit his elderly cousin Darrel and while the practices of his time show a new be- become a mortal sin if through the James Alberione, the founder of the Pau- Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, is
eating the breakfast of eggs and bacon ginning and the dawn of Gods kingdom. fierceness of the anger a person falls line Family once said, Avoid those who the author of The Prodigal You Love:
Anger is all around us these away from the love of God and his want change to begin from others. True Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church.
prepared for him, he noticed a film-like days. The emotion of anger in
substance on his plate. So he says, Cus, Reections: The Creator has implanted neighbor. reform begins by saying mea culpa. She blogs at Pursued by Truth.
are these plates clean? Darrel replies, in our nature a desire for food and drink. itself is not a bad thing. Thomas Which is why it is disturbing that Find the people in your life and online

When the
Those plates are as clean as cold water The first reason why he did that is for Aquinas went so far as to say so many Christians so easily excuse who have the humility to say, Mea
uncharitable displays of wrathful anger culpa instead of pointing fingers.
can get them. That afternoon, while our survival. Without food and drink, that not responding to something
Storms Rage
eating the hamburgers Darrel made we die. This is a human condition that by pointing to the example of Jesus 3. Fast from social media. Social media
with anger can be a vice because overturning tables in the Temple and and online activity in general is probably
for lunch, he noticed many little black we cannot deny. The second reason is
specks around the edge of his plate so that our desire for so many things in life, sometimes reason demands anger Nicholas punching Arius at the Council the biggest occasion for unhealthy anger
again he asked, Are you sure these such as food, clothing, fortune, health, at injustice and sin. of Nicaea (which most likely never even in most of our lives. Take time away
happened). In fact, of all the deadly sins, from social media this Lent to give your- Meditation:
plates are clean? Without looking up security, could lead us to desire for one
from his burger Darrel says, I told you that can fully satisfy our desire. St. Au- But anger is a very volatile and danger- wrath seems to be the sin considered self more time with God (he may make Then I heard the words, Do not
those dishes are as clean as cold water gustine said that our hearts are continu- ous emotion; one that Christians must least serious by most Christians (at least you angry but hell also heal you!). Fasts fear; I am with you. When I left
can get them. Later that day, they ously restless until they rest finally and take great care to direct in a healthy way. judging from social media!). from social media are like any fast; they the altar, an extraordinary peace
were on their way out to get dinner. As fully in God. In todays world, if you are like me and help us to become more moderate in our
have a tendency to get angry easily, it is use. Often when I return from fasting and power filled my soul, and
George was leaving the house, Darrels In the ancient East, where water is the storm that was raging broke
dog that was lying on the floor started to scarce, wine is more a conditio sine qua not reach the goal for what it is intended. necessary to take great care to discern from social media, I have a clearer mind
growl and would not let him pass. Dar- non for survival. Wine for the Easterners Experience shows that one ones desire what we allow into our eyes, minds, and and do not get as easily sucked into against my soul as against a rock;
rel, your dog wont let me out. Without is more than a drink, it means life. Wine for fame and fortune could replace God hearts. And Lent is a great time to imple- arguments, scandals, and whirlwinds of and the foam of the storm fell
in peoples hearts. Money could be ones ment practices that lead us away from gossip, nastiness, and negativity.
diverting his attention from the football for the ancient Egyptians was reserved
wrathful anger and toward the peace and 4. Do not respond right away. Accord- on those who had raised it. Oh,
game he was watching, Darrel shouted, for the upper classes. It was not until god. Beauty and fame could be ones how good is the Lord, who will
Coldwater, get out of the way! it was introduced to ancient Rome that ultimate desire in life. charity of Christ. ing to the Book of Proverbs, Fools
wine was made available to ordinary One of our basic problems is not to immediately show their anger (12:16). reward each one according to his
Scripture: First Reading: Exodus citizens. In the Bible, wine symbolizes realize that God is thirsty and hungry for Here are some ways you can leave So, when you are angry but feel that deed! (Diary, 1150).
unhealthy anger behind this Lent: you should respond to someone right
17: 3-7. After their deliverance from blessings and rewards, (Proverbs 3:10) us more than we thirst and hunger for
1. Dont bathe in other peoples rage. away online or in person, DONT. Stop, June 23, [1937]. As I was pray-
Egyptian slavery, the Israelites are led curse and punishment, (Deuteronomy him. When people find happiness only ing before the Most Blessed
through the desert. After a while, the 11:15-17) and sacrificial libation. (Hosea in things of this world, God is no longer Someone recently said in passing, Life drop, and pray. According to Ephrem the
Israelites who are used to having food 9:4.) the water and food that can only satisfy is too short to bathe in other peoples Syrian, Virtues are formed by prayer Sacrament, my physical suffer-
and drink in Egypt complained to Moses Wine, in ancient time as it is today, is our hungry and thirsty hearts. Since God rage. This simple motivational phrase and prayer suppresses anger. In other ings ceased suddenly, and I heard
was enormously helpful to me. Follow- words, prayer helps us become more
of hunger and thirst. Their weak faith associated with merrymaking, celebra- is not acknowledged as the One who can
ing this rule of thumb, I have unfol- patient and work through our anger
this voice in my soul: You see, I
in God led them to say, Would that we tion and happiness. If God forbade fully satisfy our desires, we neglect too can give you everything in one
had died at the Lords hand in the land drinking, would He have made wine the other forms of hunger and thirst in lowed several people on social media, before it becomes sinful. Better to not
of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and so good? Saint Clement of Alexandria life. We close our eyes to the plight of people I like and admire but whose posts say anything at all than to say something moment. I am not constrained
ate our fill of bread (Exodus 16: 3). In said: Wine is to bread what a contem- others who are hungry for justice, love, regularly upset or put me in a funk, even you may need to mention in the confes- by any law.
the parched land of Palestine water is a plative life and Gnosis are to an active peace, equal participation for the goods if I agree with them. Certain people sional. June 24. After Holy Commu-
life-sustaining element that people and life and daily faith. It served also as an of this earth. When God is removed gravitate to the controversial, and this 5. Get to the bottom of your anger.
is okay if it does not lead to sin. But Perpetually angry people often have nion, I heard these words: Know,
animals need. Dependence on water anesthetic pain reliever. The wine mixed from our search for what can satisfy our
is a matter of life and death. Second with gall to quench Jesus thirst at the desires, it matters less to most people the constant divisive attacks on other people unresolved issues that spill out into their My daughter, that in one mo-
Reading: Romans 5: 1-2; 5-8. Like the crucifixion was meant as a sedative to thirst and hunger of others. or groups (President Trump, Pope Fran- everyday lives. For all of us, whether ment I can give you everything
Israelites in the desert the author of this ease his excruciating pain on the cross. Let us take the example of the Sa- cis, liberals, conservativespick your we are naturally gentle or irascible, that is needed for the fulll-
maritan woman. Her desire for ordinary enemy!) are not helpful and do not lead anger is a response to the immediate but
letter feels that sufferings and trials can The Lord refused to drink it (Matthew
us to sanctity. Its good to keep up with it is often related to something deeper. ment of this task (Diary, 1153).
lead to justification because of the love 27:33-34), because it was mixed with water led her to Jesus who gives her My Prayer Response:
of the Holy Spirit that is poured out like gall (poison, from Greek word chole, living water, that quenches forever the world, but not through rage-filled Sometimes, when I am feeling angry,
people or news sources that purposefully I go to chapel and I say to Jesus, I am Thank You, Lord, for Your faithful
water that quenches mans thirst for Strongs Concordance #G5521). Wine mans thirst. Her listening to Jesus word and grace when a storm of conflict
holiness. Gospel: John 4: 5-42. Jesus is also used as a medicine. Oil mixed words made her hunger for real love and goad us to unhealthy anger. Better to feeling angry, why? It is amazing how
get news from reputable sources, hear quickly he responds (and how seldom I or of physical suffering strikes me. In
ministry goes beyond the conventional with wine was widely used in ancient peace became a reality. She who had You, I am at peace.
ideas and practices of his day. Jesus, a times to prevent wounds from becoming been a great sinner found in Jesus real about it at the dinner table, or just miss it do it considering how he rewards me).
altogether. We really dont need to know Ask Jesus to help you unearth the roots *Diary passages with bolded words are
Judean, talks to a Samaritan woman; the infected and gangrenous. This practice joy and true life. Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
woman drawing water at the wrong time was shown in the Parable of the Good every piece of bad news. of your anger. Often, when we com- Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
(women used the well only in the morn- Samaritan. Quotation of the week: Here is bread, 2. Redirect your anger to reform pletely lose our peace over something, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
ing and evening). The woman, uninvited which strengthens mens heart, and yourself. Clement of Rome wrote that there is something else there that God is tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
by a group of men, went and told the Yet it could happen that our innate therefore called the staff of life. Mat- righteous anger is when one is indig- inviting us to bring to him so he can heal Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
men what she had heard and seen. The desire might end up with the means and thew Henry. nant with himself, and accuses himself us of our wounds. Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
for those things in which he has erred. This Lent, if we all worked on express- by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010

Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hand are crowned with mercy.
Encinitas is the site of the future Divine Mercy Shrine. -- Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (Diary #301)
The site is on Encinitas Blvd., east of I-5, about a mile and a half from
Moonlight Beach and two miles south of the Paramhansa Yogananda
Self-Realization Center. If you would like to know more about the project,
please contact Zarina Cruz at zaricruz@att.net or check for updates on
www.divinemercyhills.org, the official website of the Divine Mercy Hills
Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC).

Future Site of the Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas CA

Jesus I Trust In You!
GPS 701 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024 or Google Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas for directions to site.
A project of the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC), a 501(c)3 non profit.
Mission Statement. The DMHFSC is dedicated to the design, development, and maintenance of a Divine Mercy Shrine located in Encinitas, CA. for the
purpose of spreading to an aching world the Divine Mercy message and devotion. To draw people of all nations, cultures, and beliefs to a vessel with
which they are to keep coming in prayer for graces to the fountain of mercy - the Image of the Divine Mercy. For meditational and contemplative prayers
venerating this image with trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise
victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory... By means of this image I shall
grant many graces to souls." Through this shrine we shall proclaim to the whole world God's unfathomable Mercy.
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Arts & Culture

Asian Story Theater Presents San Diego Filipino American
Community Stories
Who: Asian Story Theater, the Philippines and others. A team of lo- sented by Council for Teaching Filipino Judy Patacsil. Panelists include FANHS
www.AsianStoryTheater.org cal playwrights drawn from the Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC). Educa- members Tina Barlolong, Herb Delute,
What: Halo-HaloMixed Together American community then researched tion Panel following the performance and Felix Tuyay.
Stories from San Diegos Filipino the ideas, conducted interviews, and de- moderated by Lily Ann B. Villaraza, Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Pinoy
American Community veloped scripts. Humanities Experts Dr. PhD.C. Panelists include educators Pride panel following the performance
When: March 31-April 9 (See schedule Judy Patacsil, Dr. Bernard Ellorin and Amanda Solomon Amorao, Jacquilin moderated by Halo-Halo playwright and
below) Lily Ann B. Villaraza, PhD.C., advised Magat-Lapid, and Dr. Juanita Nacu. actress Carol Cabrera. Panelists include
Where: Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, the project. Community groups will Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tradi- Halo-Halo interviewees Mercito No
San Diego co-present performances and participate tional Arts Panel following the perfor- Mercy Gesta and Hula Ramos.
Tickets: Adults $22
Seniors, Students, Military $17
School Performance, April 7 at 10:00
in panel discussions on themes such as
Education, Cultural Activism, Law and
mance moderated by Dr. Alexander
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. Co-
Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.
All panelists subject to change. Makinig Ka Muna
a.m.Call 619/527-2816 for reserva- presented by The Filipino School. Project Team:
tions; Other Groups of 10 or more $12 Schedule: Cultural Activism Panel following the The production staff includes Director Puwede ba, makinig ka muna at huwag agad humirit
How: Call Lyceum Box Office Community Previews of Select Scenes performance moderated by Lily Ann Kent Brisby, Assistant Directors Edward tanda mo ba nuong una na tayo ay naging magkalapit
619/544-1000 (No ticket fees) or Lyce- Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. B. Villaraza, PhD.C. Panelists include Delos Reyes and Gingerlily Lowe, Stage nang tayo'y magkakilala marami agad akong naisip
umEvents.org Mabuhay Room, 1603 Hoover Avenue, activists and Halo-Halo interviewees and Production Manager Suanne Pauley,
National City, California 91950 Julia Legaspi, Tony Olaes and Marlene Assistant Stage Manager Sadie Lindley, at aking inakala nuon na ikaw ay napakabait.
San Diego Asian Story The- Co-Presented by Mabuhay Foundation Tuyay Scott. Costume Designer Cheryl Lindley-
ater will produce Halo-Halo and Council of Philippine American Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Co-pre- Lopez, Set Designer Jay Newington, At nang tayo'y naghiwalay iniyakan ko ito ng husto
Organizations (COPAO). Panelists in- sented by Filipino American Lawyers of Community Liaison Thelma Virata de
Mixed Together Stories from San clude Honorary Consul Audie de Castro San Diego. Filipino Americans and the Castro, Writing Team Coordinators Kent pero sandali, tahimik ka lang, dahil ito ay totoo
Diegos Filipino American Com- and the artists of Halo-Halo. Law Panel following the performance Brisby and Thelma Virata de Castro, kung bakit ako'y nagpakalayo iya'y inamin ko sa 'yo
munity March 31 through April Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. moderated by Honorary Consul Audie Dramaturg Jessica Ordon, and Poster ang hindi mo alam gusto noun ay nadurog ang puso ko.
9 at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Mira Mesa Senior Center, 8460 Mira de Castro. Panelists include legal experts Designer Jessie Zelayandia. Updated
Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 Alastair Agcaoili, Andrew Amorao, and production personnel listed on the Asian
Plaza, San Diego. The Filipino Anne Bautista. Story Theater website. Malalim ang sakit na pinasan ko sa maraming panahon
American National Historical So- Co-Presented by the Office of District Friday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. Perfor- Playwrights include Amanda Solomon at hindi lang kakaunting luha ang aking ipinanaghoy
ciety (FANHS) of San Diego and 6 City Councilman Chris Cate and the mance for Schools. Amorao, Jon Briones, Kent Brisby,
ngayon, ako ay nagsisimulang muli sa aking pagbangon
the San Diego Honorary Consul Mira Mesa Senior Center. Panelists in- Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Co-present- Carol Cabrera, Thelma Virata de Castro,
clude San Diego City Councilman Chris ed by House of Philippines and Andres Alicia DeLeon-Torres, Gingerlily Lowe, alam ko na mahirap subali't kakayanin kong ituloy.
of the Philippines have partnered Cate, Honorary Consul Audie de Castro Bonifacio Samahan (AB Samahan) at Joe Nogra and Marivi Soliven.
with Asian Story Theater to pres- and the artists of Halo-Halo. SDSU. Playwright Panel moderated
ent this production of original by Halo-Halo Community Liaison and Interviewees include Dennis Alcazar, Naging malaking bahagi ka nuon nitong aking buhay
and cohesive short plays. Performances Lyceum Theatres, playwright Thelma Virata de Castro. Gilbert Alcazar, Bert Andrade, Wendy na dumurog sa puso ko na hindi ko pinanghinayangan
Horton Plaza, San Diego Panelists include Halo-Halo playwrights. Aragon-Mills, Alexander Areta, Chris masasaya nating sandali itatago dito sa kaban
Halo-Halo received a California Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Co-pre- Aure, Tina Barlolong, Anamaria Labao
Preview Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. sented by Filipino American Historical Cabato, Gemma Cabato, Michelle sana lamang tadhana ay hindi na tayo pinaghiwalay.
Humanities Community Stories grant,
and utilized a humanities approach from Opening Night Co-presented by Honor- Society (FANHS) of San Diego. Filipino Camaya, Ruby Chiong, Angelika Dano,
creation to production. Story ideas were ary Consul of the Philippines. Halo-Halo American History Panel following the Christine DeGuzman, Herb Delute, Aid- Ikaw ang una at tunay kong mahal, 'di iyan magbabago
suggested by community members and reception sponsored by Happy Sushi and performance, including a discussion of en Duque, Fresas Flores, Mercito Gesta,
SNOICE. the Congressional Gold Medal for Fili- Armi Guzman, Rafael Halabaso, Julia sa kabila ng lungkot at pangungulilang nadarama ko
groups, such as FANHS, Filipino Ameri-
can Educators (FILAMEDA), House of Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. Co-pre- pino WWII veterans, moderated by Dr. Legaspi, Dr. Juanita Nacu, Tony Olaes, tanging alaala 'tong mananatili sa bukas kong libro
Hula Ramos, Paola Rodelas, Marlene na mababasa nilang lahat hanggang sa aking pagyao.
Tuyay Scott, and Audrey Urbano.

Half my life
is used to her. Of all the reasons that Dr. R (the school principal) indicated The cast includes Carol Cabrera,
were stated, this is probably the one that she had spoken to Ms. B about this Eduard Cao, PJ Cimacio, Edward Delos
( Continued from page 10 ) that frustrated and even angered me the incident and that the issue at hand was Reyes, May Esteban, Rhys Green, Alex
The only perfect person to help oneself most. Years ago, Jordans previous one- addressed. This line of discussion ended Keodara, Gingerlily Lowe, Madeline broadened multicultural awareness and fornia Humanities, City of San Diego
is oneself [paraphrased]. When I heard on-one aide, who by the way was great as if the whole issue had been resolved Tulagan, Claudette Santiago, James understanding by dramatizing Asian and Commission for Arts & Culture, the
that, I thought, Okay, even if there is no with Jordan, was replaced by Ms. B because this one incident was addressed. Shelledy, Andre Urbano, and Thomas Pacific Island (API) stories, arts, and City of San Diego through Horton Plaza
perfect match. Can we at least have a without any prior notification to us, the Now if this was indeed the only incident, Villegas. themes for family audiences. Theatres Foundation, and the Office of
good match? So I thought about what parents. After a brief period of observa- then I would agree that the issue has About Asian Story Theater: Support: District 6 City Councilman Chris Cate.
would be a good match. First of all, tion, when we brought up our concerns been squashed. However, that is not the Since 1989, Asian Story Theater has Halo-Halo is made possible by: Cali-
the aide would need to get along well about Ms. B to the IEP team of Jordans case. The fact is there are a number of
with Jordan, and Jordan would need previous school, they essentially said specific incidents involving Ms. B that

to like him/her. The aide cannot stress that we should wait longer and see how have caused us concern over the years.
Jordan out or cause him more anxiety Ms. B does; then we can discuss it again I will not detail them in this letter, but if ordan is a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy who, at a very young age, was
by the way they tend to work with him. later. Well, we brought up our concerns youre really curious, we can discuss in
They would need to obviously care a number of times since then (to both person. In fact, there is one very recent diagnosed with autism. As a result, he is signicantly limited in his communica-
about his well-being and not just go schools) and were essentially told the incident that caused me great concern tion skills, social development, and academic progress. He exhibits some be-
through the motions of doing their job. same thing. Now years later, Ms. Bs personally about havioral issues and maladaptive habits. Additionally, Jordan sometimes has to con-
They should be able to help him deal longevity with Jordan was being used as Ms. Bs competence and trustworthi-
with his frustrations and regulate himself validation to keep her. Again, this was ness as Jordans one-on-one aide. Again, tend with those who are either not receptive to or not well-informed about special
through the calmness and kindness of extremely frustrating to hear because I will not get into it here. needs individuals.
their voice and actions. They would I knew this would happen. That is, I Just to make it clear, we are not say-
need to be truly dedicated to their role knew someone would bring this up as an ing that a single performance-related
excuse to keep her. incident should cause a person to be Despite his condition, Jordans family loves him unceasingly. Together, they persevere through
as Jordans one-on-one aide, such as not
to leave him alone, for his own health In any case, longevity in a position can replaced automatically. I am a manager the challenges that accompany the autism and do all they can to obtain the best services and bene
and safety and that of others. Based on be positive if significant improvement at my job, and I have almost twenty en- ts available for Jordan. As time goes by and the family adjusts to their unique struggles, they are
these criteria, I would not qualify Ms. B is demonstrated. However, we do not gineers who report directly to me. When hit with another major blow. Just prior to reaching adolescence, Jordan is diagnosed with type 1
as a good match. 3. At the IEP meeting, I believe that is the case with Ms. B. You I evaluate their performance, I dont use
may refer again to number one for our just a single-point incident to determine diabetes. All of a sudden, Jordans health issues are more than just social and developmental; they
heard that Ms. B willingly does what she
is told and that she is helpful. Whereas reasons for thinking this. their overall rating. Rather, I look at are now also physical. Yet amidst the devastating news and the extremely di cult process overall,
some others may not like being told 5. At the IEP meeting, it was brought trends over time. If the performance the family continues to put their full trust in God.
what to do. This is similar to number up that Ms. B has experience in junior trend is negative or stagnant, thats a
one above. But the point I want to make high and has the assertive personality problem. Also, if there are a number of Half My Life: e Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child began as just a poem composed by Jordans
here is this: Im glad shes helpful, and to deal with other junior high students. issues that continue to pop up, thats father. Years later, it grew into this biographical journal. Much of it was not planned out initially but written on the spot
I have no issues with Ms. B helping This comment actually confused me. another red flag. Similarly, in the case of as thoughts and ideas came to the mind of the author and as memories and emotions lled his heart. It chronicles the
around the classroom and watching over The reason being that earlier in the Ms. B, our suggestion for replacement adventures and experience, the highlights and the struggles, and the surprises and setbacks as told from the perspective
the other kids too. Thats fine. However, meeting, after the APE teacher com- was not based on just one or two inci- of one of Jordans biggest fanshis dad.
that is not her primary job. She was pleted her comments, I brought up a dents. But there are many more incidents The author will donate a portion of the proceeds to the following organizations, among others: Autism Speaks, the
hired as Jordans one-on-one aide. Thus, concern about bullies in junior high. and other factors involved as you can PADRE Foundation (for juvenile diabetes research), and the Tim Tebow Foundation (for kids in need).
she needs to be watching Jordan at all After which, the entire team assured me read for yourself in this letter. We truly
times. Unfortunately, she is not one that Jordan would be perfectly safe, that believe that we gave her enough time Details of my book:
that Jordan would like around her at all he would change out separately for PE, to prove herself. It just didnt happen in
times. What weve noticed is that she and that the other junior high students our opinion. Furthermore, after the most Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child By Joseph Lim
stresses him out and probably vice versa. are actually very friendly and helpful recent incident, we had seen enough.
And therefore, we have sort of a lose- toward special needs kids like Jordan. I Thank you both for your time in read- My book is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books, and iTunes. Here is the publishers webpage
lose situation here. was pleased to hear this. But then when ing this letter and, in general, for your for my book which contains links to all the major websites where my book is sold, as well as a YouTube promotional
I feel that Ms. B is intentionally tasked someone commented that Ms. B (with care and concern for Jordan. Again, we video trailer:
with other things to do around the class- her strong personality and assertiveness) dont expect you to agree with all of
room because its apparent that Jordan is just what is needed for junior high, our reasoning for replacing Ms. B. But http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=half-my-life-the-testimony-of-a-father-and-his-special-
is not really comfortable with her. Of I scratched my head at this. I thought I just wanted to lay it out there for you, needs-child
course, part of it is that its important to myself, If Jordan is going to be so you know that this was not just an
for him to work independently too. But perfectly safe and all the other junior extemporaneous or ad-hoc suggestion I also have a Facebook page for my book. From your FB account, search on the title, Half My Life: The Testimony
I also think that its possible that Ms. B high students are so supportive as was on our part. In actuality, we considered of a Father and His Special Needs Child. Or try this link.
might inadvertently set him off if she mentioned before, then why would we it after a period of time, observation, and
works too closely with him. And so the need someone so strong and assertive patience. I hope you will at least agree https://www.facebook.com/Half-My-Life-The-Testimony-of-a-Father-and-His-Special-Needs-
attempt is made to keep them apart as like Ms. B? I felt like I was getting that as Jordans parents, we think we Child-619100761589405/
long as Jordan is in line of sight by one mixed signals here, and I no longer felt know whats best for him. Assuredly,
of the adults. This was not an issue with reassured about Jordans well-being our decisions for Jordans care at school Please feel free to share this information, Like on Facebook, etc. Every little bit helps. Please help me spread the
any of Jordans other one-on-one aides. in junior high. 6. At the IEP meeting, and home are always made with his word for a good cause. You may contact me if you wish via email (josephslim@yahoo.com) or phone (909) 868-8144.
4. At the IEP meeting, it was brought my wife brought up a specific incident well-being in mind and nothing personal
up that Jordan has already been with regarding Ms. B that caused her to be against anyone else. Thank you,
Ms. B for a number of years, and so he concerned about Jordans well-being Sincerely, Joseph Lim Joseph Lim
while under Ms. Bs care. At this point,
I was pleased with this letter. I felt it
addressed everyones concerns more
The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and than adequately and that I had made Half My Life:
especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina my case compellingly. However, I
never did send it out; my wife urged me The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY not to. She said that since the team is
Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one working with the new aide, giving her AUTHOR: Joseph Lim
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God. training and direction, the situation is
pretty much resolved. I wasnt all that Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing
On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which convinced, but I listened to my wife
was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938). anyway. Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child is a true story of unconditional love and lessons in patience
and faith. Its about a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy named Jordan, who is diagnosed with autism and diabetes. This book is
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
(To be continued) a vivid chronicle of the highlights and struggles, the joys and challenges, experienced by a special child and his family.
Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
the whole world. (To read the previous installments, visit Available online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes, Kobo books, and Barnes & Noble.
www.asianjournalusa.com) Part of the proceeds will be donated to charities for autism, diabetes and special kids.
Visit Facebook page named, Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child
On the Hail Mary beads say:
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on us and on the whole world. book-half-my-life-the-testimony-of-a-
In conclusion say three times:
Attachments area
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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As the Are we losing the Philippines

by bits and pieces? MOBILE BUSINESS FOR SALE
Bamboos POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. recognized in 2012 the sovereign rights

by Rudy Liporada
Pascual Jr., Philstar.com | MA-
NILA, 3/176/2017 -- IT IS high
of the Philippines as a coastal State over
the 13-million-hectare Benham Rise ex-
tending eastward off Isabela and Aurora.
time President Rodrigo Duterte A continental shelf is the submerged
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada told the nation the full details of prolongation of a coastal States land
at ww.asianjournalusa.com territory the seabed and subsoil of the
whatever deal(s) he has made
submarine areas that extend beyond its
with China regarding Philippine
Rudderless Digong Peter
territorial sea to the outer edge of the
maritime areas. continental margin, or to 200 nauti-
It is disconcerting to see bits and cal miles where the outer edge of the
Principled pieces of the archipelago being
gobbled up by the Chinese drag-
continental margin does not extend up to
that distance.
There are no other coastal states in the
As the Bamboos Sway ting rid of the drug menace within six on with no serious objection Pacific claiming Benham Rise, certainly
By Rudy D. Liporada months. Operation Tokhang, however, from President Duterte from not China which is on the other (west)
became awry. Tokhang is a Cebuano for side of the Philippines.
katok at pakiusap (knock and persuade
features in the West Philippine
The Peter principle is a concept Sea and, now, the Benham Rise After Lorenzanas expos, Duterte or-
in management theory formulat- or give a warning) whereby the police dered the military to assert the countrys
should knock at houses to give warn- continental shelf on the Pacific rights over Benham Rise. The defense
ed by Laurence J. Peter and pub- ings to drug users and pushers. Instead Ocean side. Thirty-eight years established mobile closing business with
chief directed the Navy to drive away
lished in 1969. It states that the of simply doing katok and pakiusap, the Are Filipinos slowly losing ter- Chinese seismic survey vessels, adding client customer base servicing major metropolitan cities
selection of a candidate for a po- police also were given the mandate to
ritory to the Chinese by default that the government will build structures
sition is based on the candidate's kill if the users or pushers engage the to mark off the areas being eyed. throughout San Diego County. We provide merchandising
police who must defend themselves if or timidity? Out of patriotic duty, The Chinese foreign ministry, mean- such as Dickies and other industrial clothing including shirts,
performance in their current role, they are threatened to be harmed. These or if only in the spirit of transpar- while, said that the Philippines cannot
rather than on abilities relevant to resulted to extra judicial killings at a ency, the President should take claim Benham Rise as its own territory pants, work shoes, jackets, mechanic belts and more to about
the intended role. Thus, employ- rate of 700-1000 killed a month since
time to tell the people what is despite Article 77 of the UN Convention 20 different shops.
ees only stop being promoted Digong sat as president. Criticisms point on the Law of the Sea saying that a state
that those killed are from the poor and going on. has sovereign rights over its continental
once they can no longer perform those supposed drug lords are set free. We provide a vast $25,000 inventory in a large capacity van
effectively, and "managers rise to Most of those in the government who he The President might also want to con-
the level of their incompetence." has also presented in his so-called matrix sult or coordinate with his top defense
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Justice Antonio Carpio has explained
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True to his request to be just called ist (although hanggang kilikili lang) the conduct of foreign relations. Being sovereign rights of the coastal State over
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mentality of a mayor to which he had Philippines Founding Chairman Joma Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that Chinese coastal State does not explore the
been used to for almost three decades in Sison, and in close contact with the New vessels have been spotted in Benham continental shelf or exploit its natural We provide service to over 20 different businesses such as
Peoples Army (NPA) in Davao, he had Rise doing oceanographic surveys, the
running the Government of the Philip-
become inconsistent with his peace talks President doused Monday the alarm-
resources, no one may undertake these AUTO MECHANIC SHOPS, TRANSMISSION SHOPS,
pines as the Islands chief executive. activities without its express consent.
Unfortunately, the crime incidence, the demeanor with the National Demo- ing news by saying he had given China Is Dutertes permission to the Chinese BOD SHOPS, SMOG SHOPS, TIRE SHOPS, ALIGNMENT
cratic Front of the Philippines. One of permission to do that.
graft and corruption, and other govern-
his campaign promises was to free all Would he have revealed that detail if
vessels considered to be that consent? SHOPS, ELECTRICIAN SHOPS, OIL LUBE SHOPS,
ment anomalies in the country became Clarification is needed.
the background for Duterte, who became political prisoners. At least 400 are still the Chinese snooping around Benham It is noteworthy that under Article 77, AUTO PARTS SHOPS, TOWING COMPANIES, LAWN
Davao City mayor in 1988, and was languishing in jail. Moreover, when Rise were not exposed? How was the the Philippines sovereign rights over the MOWER SHOPS, RADIATOR SHOPS and BRAKE RE-
reelected six times after forging a repu- unilateral ceasefires were agreed upon, Presidents permission sought and given, continental shelf do not depend on its
he did not order members of the Armed and for what stated purpose, location occupation, effective or notional, or on
tation for being tough on crime, to come
to the fore as the banner for change. The Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to and duration? The paucity of details any express proclamation.
16,000 who voted him president had his
Davao City as a showcase. Davao City
vacate the country sides and continued
their stay there masquerading as units
raises more questions.
How come Beijing claimed its vessels China banned from gas, oil explora-
was touted as peaceful, crime free, drug
free, graft and corruption free, and could
for peace and development while in fact
spying on supporters of the NPA and
were just passing through, exercising
their freedom of navigation and/or their
tion Store on Wheels
reflect what the Philippines should be. terrorizing the residents. This resulted to right of innocent passage? For several CHINA cannot explore for oil and
the situation becoming untenable and the months in the same area? And why
Plus, one must consider the financial
NPA had to lift their unilateral cease- seek permission if the Philippines does
gas in the mineral-rich Benham Rise, Lowest Prices in Town
backing Digong said he got from Gover- according to Carpio. (He was part of the
nor Imee Marcos although the governor fire. With the AFP suffering casualties, not have exclusive rights over Benham legal team that presented the Philippine Specializing in Regular, Big & Tall Sizes
Digong resulted to ordering the AFP Rise?
denies it.
With no details to go by, one wonders
case before the Permanent Court of Foot Wear
As he said he cleaned Davao City and to use their planes and bomb the NPAs Arbitration at The Hague in 2015.)
made it peaceful, Digong promised to out even flattening the mountains and if delicate Philippine interests have been Wholesale & Retail
make the Philippines peaceful by get- if there are collateral damages., sorry compromised by Dutertes dealings with Carpio said: Benham Rise is not 619.660.0299
na lang. He seems not to have learned the cunning neighbors to the north. part of Philippine national territory
that the Vietnamese resolve to liberate Whatever is the status of the strategic 619.632.2326 cell
because we do not have sovereignty
Non-Muslims themselves were heightened when the land-grabbing around the archipelago over Benham Rise. However, we have
US decided to carpet bomb Vietnam. possibly soon to include some parts of sovereign rights (less than sovereignty) research because the fish in the ECS of navigation and the Philippines has no
In effect, Digong has become the latest Benham Rise facing the United States over Benham Rise because we have belongs to mankind; (2) surveys on wa- reason to complain.
( Continued from page 1 ) mainland? there is need for a clear
most effective NPA recruiter. exclusive rights to explore and exploit ter salinity and water currents because If the Chinese vessels were conduct-
breaking the provinces strict Is- Apart from other promises that he declaration by President Duterte of his the oil, gas and other mineral resources the water column in the ECS belongs to ing seismic surveys to look for oil, gas
lamic laws, for offenses ranging has not fulfilled, it is now apparent that policies, intentions and commitments. in Benham Rise which has been con- mankind; and (3) depth soundings for and minerals, then they could not do that
he was only six-months tract minded. firmed by the UN Commission on the navigational purposes because there is because UNCLOS has reserved the oil,
from drinking alcohol, to gam- In six months, he said, he would have Phl rights over Benham Rise exclu- Limits of the Continental Shelf as part freedom of navigation in the ECS. gas and minerals in the ECS to the Phil-
bling to gay sex. cleaned the country of the drug menace, sive of the Extended Continental Shelf of the If the Chinese vessels were looking ippines. Follow us on Twitter.com/@
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In the past only Muslim residents could He would have also placed a govern- THE UNITED Nations Commission Other states, like China, have the right spaces, that would be part of freedom yahoo.com
be caned but that changed in 2015, when ment team that is super without a tinge on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Acehs regulations were overhauled. to conduct in Benham Rise (1) fishery
of graft. It is now over six months and
Non-Muslims who violate Islamic law he was not able to those. Now he has no
can either choose to be tried under the
clue on how to proceed and apart from 4. Unexplained wealth properties reported in the SALN filed
national legal system or sharia. requesting for extension, he dangles for the year ending December 2014.
The two Buddhists would likely have Read the full complaint below.
martial law as a solution against every- Documents given to Senator Antonio Four of these properties are in the name
faced jail under Indonesian nation law. thing including terrorism. This, despite ( Continued from page 1 ) Trillanes IV showed that P2.207 billion, of daughter Veronica who was a minor
We live in Aceh, so we have to obey First impeachment complaint filed
ridiculing it as it does not work during In encouraging, aiding, and/or abetting more or less, flowed into the bank ac- aged 10 at the time. vs Duterte by Rappler Philippines on
the regulation in our region, Alem told his campaign. the violation of laws, Duterte "under- counts of Duterte from 2006 to 2015.
AFP shortly after being caned. Scribd
Stuck to his six-month program, he mined the integrity of his office, has 5. Predicate crimes for plunder https://www.scribd.com/docu-
A Muslim was also lashed 7 times does not have a general plan to really in- brought disrepute upon the Presidency, Besides Duterte's bank accounts,
for betting on cockfights Friday, while ment/342035663/First-impeachment-
dustrialize the Philippines, devise a com- has betrayed the trust reposed upon him the accounts of Sara Duterte-Carpio, Funds derived from the 11,000 contrac- complaint-filed-vs-Duterte#from_embed
another man accused of abusing 3 teen- prehensive land reform, really eradicate as President of the Republic, and has incumbent mayor of Davao City, Paolo tual employees amounting to P708 mil-
agers was lashed 112 times. ENDO or contractualization of workers. acted in a manner subversive of the rule Duterte, incumbent vice mayor, and lion in 2014 alone have apparently been
Aceh, on Sumatra island, began imple- Rappler.com
Generally, while he did some changes of law and justice, to the manifest injury Sebastian Duterte, were beneficiaries. transacted and/or laundered through the
menting sharia law after being granted at the International Airport, and other of the people of the Republic of the All in all, money amounting to over bank accounts of the Dutertes.
special autonomy in 2001, an attempt government agencies, he does not really Philippines," the complaint said. P360 million flowed into the accounts
by the central government in Jakarta to have a general plan for his whole term of the Duterte children, broken down as Given the "unlawful activities" or
quell a long-running separatist insur- to bring about changes in the graft and 2. Betrayal of public trust, bribery, graft follows: "predicate crimes" provided in the
gency. corruption situation in the country. How and corruption, culpable violation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001,
Islamic laws have been strengthened could he when he coddled the burial of Constitution, and other high crimes Sara Duterte-Carpio P121 million, "there is clearly a basis for the House of
since the province struck a peace deal the oligarch of them all, Ferdinand Mar- more or less Representatives to direct/order the Anti-
with Jakarta in 2005. Rappler.com cos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani? With Duterte's patronage, backing Paolo Duterte P104 million, more or Money Laundering Council (AMLC)
Clearly, Digong is now rudderless, and/or support as mayor, vice mayor less to submit and/or open subject bank
unsure of what to do daily and reacts, or congressman, and now as president, Sebastian Duterte P143 million, more accounts and properties" of Duterte and/
Protection without clear plans for the future, merely
to situations at hand.
Clearly, instead of him acting as
policemen and/or other law enforcement
officers and their "force multipliers, in-
cluding rebel returnees" were organized
or less
Common-law wife Cielito "Honeylet"
or his children.

( Continued from page 1 ) Avancea recorded transactions amount- The verified complaint was signed by
president, he is now busier with thwart- into an "anti-crime task force" which ing to nearly P187 million from July Alejano and filed Thursday.
for Oceana Philippines in a press ing issues about his past in his admit- killed an estimated 1,400 persons. This 2004 to March 2016.
statement. ted Davao Death Squad, attacks from group later evolved into the dreaded
We urge the government to expedite
the formulation of the management
Senator Leila Delima, Arturo Lascanas,
Edgar Matobato, international bodies
regarding the extra judicial killings,
DDS, which is reportedly responsible
for the murder and deaths of at least
1,424 in Davao City as of 2015.
Samuel Uy, Duterte's campaign con-
tributor and alleged business partner, House for Rent
framework for Benham Rise to protect "deposited and/or transferred to the bank

4BR/2BA newly renovated house

and sustainably manage it, she added. and the progressive left; while the right accounts" of Duterte's children and/
Such a management framework should wingers in the Philippines wait patiently 3. Graft and corruption and other high or common-law wife amounts totaling
encompass biodiversity conservation, for his eventual fall. crimes about P118 million from October 25,
fisheries, and commercial and economic Unfortunately, a friend of mine was 2011 to April 10, 2013.

with spacious 5th room/den on

activities. right when he foresaw what could The Commission on Audit had ques-
Oceanas statement follows on the happen to a populist voted president. tioned the hiring of 11,000 contractual These were never reported in his
heels of reports of a Chinese vessel Promoted to a level of incompetence, the workers in 2014 when Duterte was still Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net
manager would have to be eventually Davao City mayor. This cost the city's
2nd oor. Across street from
surveying Benham Rise. Worth (SALN), where Duterte claimed
We are concerned about the pres- fired. coffers P708 million. to have a net worth of P24.08 million
ence of a Chinese ship in Benham Passing the blame for the hiring of only in his latest 2016 SALN. The com-
Rise, which has been recognized by the these contractuals to his alleged pre- plaint mentioned a net worth of "around

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United Nations as part of the Philip- decessor, former mayor Benjamin de 23.5 million".
pines, Presidential Spokesperson Guzman, is "clearly preposterous" since
Ernesto Abella said Friday, March 10. it was his daughter Sara who actually Trillanes also uncovered at least 40
The Department of National Defense served as mayor before him, and he properties, including houses, condo-
has already notified the Department of
Foreign Affairs regarding this matter as
(Duterte), before Sara.
Considering the P708 million, Duterte
is being charged with malversation of
miniums, and lots in the names of his
children, plus another 10 known to in National City. Near to all. Call
we continue to assert our sovereignty be publicly owned by him and/or his

over our territory, he added. GMA public funds, violation of the Anti-Graft children.
News and Corrupt Practices Act, and plunder.
These are separate from the 12 other
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Singing posters and talking shirts: Engineers Tech Giants Are Joining Forces to Battle Terrorists
turn objects into FM stations Content
-- ScienceDaily MIT Technology Review year, ISIS in particular has been using A report earlier this year claimed
21st-century technology to promote that Google and Facebook had started
Imagine youre waiting in your Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, a medieval ideology involving mass experimenting with the use of hashing
car and a poster for a concert and YouTube are joining forces killings, torture, rape, enslavement, and to block extremist content. But the new
destruction of antiquities. shared database will mean that items
from a local band catches your to remove extremist content from Now the companies whose websites banned by one organization will also be
eye. What if you could just tune their websites more efficiently. are used to promulgate such content are removed from the websites of the others.
your car to a radio station and ac- going to work together to try and block The new database will go into action in
tually listen to that bands music? Savvy social media strategies have it. Using a technique known as hash- early 2017.
helped ISIS and other terrorist orga- ingwhich can ascribe a unique number The blacklisted content wont be
Or perhaps you see the poster on nizations disperse video and images to a media filethey will share records automatically detected by algorithms.
the side of a bus stop. What if it online, helping to recruit new members of content that each has banned from its Instead, humans will perform that part
could send your smartphone a and inspire attacks. As we wrote last site. of the task in order to ensure that, say,
link for discounted tickets or give journalistic reporting of terrorism isnt
wrongly taken down.
you directions to the venue?
Medical care
American people instead of what is in Hany Farid, a computer scientist from
the best interests of their financial sup- Dartmouth College, has warned the
Going further, imagine you Guardian that such a task should itself
go for a run, and your shirt can ( Continued from page 9 ) be carefully monitored. You want
sense your perspiration and send Glenn Mollette is a syndicated colum- people who have expertise in extremist
budgets. Open up pharmacies in Canada content making sure its up to date, he
data on your vital signs directly USENIX Symposium on Networked FM radio frequencies, said co-author so we can shop for cheaper medicines. nist and author of eleven books.
explained. Otherwise you are relying
to your phone. Systems Design and Implementation in Joshua Smith, UW associate professor Find a cure for cancer. Give Americans He is read in all fty states. Visit
www.glennmollette.com solely on the individual technology
March. of computer science and engineering a serious tax break if they keep their companies to do that.
A new technique pioneered by Uni- and of electrical engineering. We send body mass index at 26 or below. There Contact him at GMollette@aol.com.
Like his facebook page at www.face- Still, the news is welcome. Historically,
versity of Washington engineers makes The team demonstrated that a sing- our messages on an adjacent band that is a further question as to whether we tech companies have resisted calls to
these smart posters and clothing a re- ing poster for the band Simply Three no one is using -- so we can piggyback should keep poor senior Americans on book.com/glennmollette
police such content, but increasing po-
ality by allowing them to communicate placed at a bus stop could transmit a on your favorite news or music channel Medicaid or as I previously said move litical pressure has clearly forced them
directly with your cars radio or your snippet of the bands music, as well without disturbing the original transmis- them into Medicare as well. If Medic- to reevaluate their approaches.
smartphone. For instance, bus stop bill- as an advertisement for the band, to a sion. aid covers all medical treatment then it
boards could send digital content about smartphone at a distance of 12 feet or to won't matter. However, if Medicaid is

Lea Salonga
not accepted by all of the medical soci- ( Continued from page 16 )
local attractions. A street sign could a car over 60 feet away. They overlaid The team demonstrated three different
broadcast the name of an intersection the audio and data on top of ambient methods for sending audio signals and ety then we still have major issues. found greener pastures.
or notice that it is safe to cross a street, news signals from a local NPR radio data using FM backscatter: one simply Funding Medicaid and Medicare is
the major part of this battle. It's time Farming remains a low-income profes- ( Continued from page 9 )
improving accessibility for the disabled. station. overlays the new information on top of
In addition, clothing with integrated sen- the existing signals, another takes advan- we start using Casino taxes, marijuana sion, and in other parts of the country,
sors could monitor vital signs and send FM radio signals are everywhere. tage of unused portions of a stereo FM taxes, cigarette taxes, alcohol taxes, farmers do not even own the lands they The research also showed that thanks
them to a phone. You can listen to music or news in your broadcast, and the third uses cooperation fast food taxes, obesity taxes and soft toil. Policies have been suggested, from to role models Filipinas see on mass
car and its a common way for us to get between two smartphones to decode the drink tax money to fund Medicare and modernizing farming to entice more media:
What we want to do is enable smart our information, said co-author and message. Medicaid. We could raise a lot of money people to consider it, to boosting agri- 15 percent of respondents left
cities and fabrics where everyday ob- UW computer science and engineering and probably eliminate having two dif- culture in the educational curriculum. abusive relationships
jects in outdoor environments -- whether doctoral student Anran Wang. So what Because of the unique structure of FM ferent systems thus going to one system, That may take years to come to fruition. Around 41 percent of those sur-
its posters or street signs or even the we do is basically make each of these radio signals, multiplying the original which would be a national medical card veyed said they have taken risks
shirt youre wearing -- can talk to you everyday objects into a mini FM radio signal with the backscattered signal for those over 65, those with preexisting When you chat with the farmers, be in life that they otherwise would
by sending information to your phone or station at almost zero power. actually produces an additive frequency conditions and the very poor. sure to show your appreciation for what not have taken.
car, said lead faculty and UW assistant change, said co-author Vamsi Talla, a Finally, make Congress shop and buy they do. 40 percent became more ambi-
professor of computer science and engi- Such ubiquitous low-power connectiv- UW postdoctoral researcher in com- their healthcare. Limit Congress to five tious
neering Shyam Gollakota. ity can also enable smart fabric applica- puter science and engineering. These terms and Senators to two terms. Elimi- When you come home, and regain sig- 33 percent were encouraged to
tions such as clothing integrated with frequency changes can be decoded as nate insider stock trading information, nal, post your photos, write your blogs, go to school or pursue further
The challenge is that radio technolo- sensors to monitor a runners gait and audio on the normal FM receivers built which is illegal for average Americans make good use of the Internet and tell education
gies like WiFi, Bluetooth and conven- vital signs that transmits the information into cars and smartphones. yet Congress racks up millions over the the world that nestled within a moun-
tional FM radios would last less than directly to a users phone. In a second course of their tenures. Many of our tain north of the Philippines, there are Nevertheless, according to the survey:
half a day with a coin cell battery when demonstration, the researchers from In the teams demonstrations, the total problems would be solved if Congress beautiful sights, and more importantly, 40 percent of Filipinas cannot
transmitting, said co-author and UW the UW Networks & Mobile Systems power consumption of the backscatter had to live like average Americans. beautiful people whose stories are worth relate to celebrities
electrical engineering doctoral student Lab used conductive thread to sew an system was 11 microwatts, which could Another problem would be solved if in- sharing. Rappler.com 76 percent find many celebrities
Vikram Iyer. So we developed a new antenna into a cotton T-shirt, which be easily supplied by a tiny coin-cell surance company and drug manufactur- superficial
way of communication where we send was able to use ambient radio signals to battery for a couple of years, or powered ing company lobbyists are barred from http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/
information by reflecting ambient FM transmit data to a smartphone at rates up using tiny solar cells. Capital Hill. Congress should be barred travel/ph-travel/163963-ifugao-rice- The study was conducted among
radio signals that are already in the air, to 3.2 kilobits per second. from receiving money in any way, shape terraces-reection-remember Filipinas across socio-economic classes
which consumes close to zero power. Story Source: or form from these people. Maybe then ABCDE and between the ages of 18 to
The system works by taking an every- Materials provided by University of they might make some decisions for the 70.
The UW team has -- for the first time -- day FM radio signal broadcast from an Washington. Note: Content may be
demonstrated how to apply a technique urban radio tower. The smart poster or edited for style and length.
called backscattering to outdoor FM T-shirt uses a low-power reflector to ma-
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FREE FINANCING! alongside Liza Soberano, Janella Tolentino and his fellow produc-
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Salvador and Janine Gutierrez,
was declared the winner after industry award for Best Musical
garnering the most number of fan Theater Album during the 59 th
votes which were cast through Grammy Awards.
Nickelodeons official website or I still cant believe it. Nobody
through Twitter and Facebook us- thought this could happen. When
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sold, distributed, offered and/or certified by Lustre first appeared on television at I remembered everything that I
the age of nine as a host for a children- had to go through. I take pride in
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oriented program before delving into the
world of acting by playing bit roles on the award and it is an honor. Im
movies such as Petrang Kabayo. She inspired to deliver more great
Pwede kayong mag also took a stab at a career in music with work, Tolentino said in an Asian
girl groupPop Girls.
TRADE-IN ng inyong mga Journal interview.
lumang alahas para sa bago nyong bibilhin. But Lustres career breakthrough came Its an honor to be nominated but, of
when she bagged the role for the film course, to win is a totally different ball-
Sa Daniel's nagbibigay kami ng madaling kredito adaptation of the Wattpad novel Diary
ng Panget opposite leading man James
game. Coming from the slums, of course
not in a million years that I thought
at siguradong maaaprubahan kayo! Reid. That success led to a few other about this, Tolentino was quoted in an
big screen outings, such as Talk Back ABS-CBN article.
and Youre Dead, Para sa Hopeless
Romantic and This Time. He raised funds as a producer for the
musicals original cast recording.
Lustre continued her rise to stardom
with shows like On the Wings of Love The Filipino Broadway producer adds
Till I Met You, also with Reid, who the Grammy to his 3 Tony Awards, the
GMA News | MANILA, became her boyfriend in February 2016. third Filipino to receive a Tony after Lea
3/9/2017 Heads up, ladies! Held annually, the Nickelodeon Kids Salonga and Bobby Lopez.
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filled show that honors the biggest acts
and programs of the past year.
United States in 2004 as an accountant.
Since then he has produced more than
10 Broadway plays and has received 2
Drama Desk Awards, 2 Drama League
Awards, 3 Outer Critics, a Lucille Lortel

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American dream through Life is What
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how a child from a slum in the Philip-
pines became a producer on Broadway.
Tolentino is currently crowdfunding
to finish the editing of the documentary
film which took his team back to the

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The competition there is very tough.

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producing, he said.
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Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reect on Best-selling author Norm
Here are beautiful sights and and its people, and hopefully work with
each other to sustain the community.
Schriever blogs on PHLs charm
beautiful people whose stories world after U.S.
are worth sharing 1. Remember that it took a thousand The Huffpost article also highlighted
years to build the terraces the pride of the Philippines: 8-divi-
by Lian Buan, Rappler.com | sion world boxing champion Manny
BANAUE, 3/14/2017 The rice A popular theory for when the rice ter- Pacquiao, being the number one pro-
races were built is that of the late Otley ducer and exporter of coconut, being the
terraces are world famous, and worlds texting capital, being home to
Beyer, an American anthropologist
the popular tourist site has also who moved to Ifugao in 1905 and spent three of the worlds top 10 largest shop-
gone through several ups and the rest of his life studying the culture ping malls.
downs over the years. It was and history of the region. According The blog highlighted the Filipino
always referred to as the eighth to Beyer, 2,000 years ago, a group of politeness, love for basketball, and the
people from Indo-China who know how resourceful jeepney.
wonder of the world, but never to cultivate wet terraces migrated to the These are just a small portion of
officially made the coveted list. northeast and settled in Ifugao to build incredible facts about the Philippines,
In 2001, however, it landed a their masterwork. which I find one of the most remark-
spot on the danger list that almost The skill was passed on to genera- Norm Schriever enjoying the hot air able countries on earth, Schriever adds.
tions of mountainfolk, who continued to hard work of the people who built this balloon festival in Pampanga. --http://www.goodnewspilipinas.com
cost it the recognition of being a craft the terraces without aid of modern magnificent village. 4. Remember that our demands
world heritage site. machineries. "They also applied their as tourists contribute to the area's The GNP Team Hufngton Posts
20 Incredible
understanding of gravity and use of 2. Remember the origins of the ter- deterioration
The threats stem from unregulated de- conduits to channel water from distant races
velopment, weak farming management, Best-selling author Norm
streams to water their fields," the Ifugao
Facts about the
The trail into the mountain and towards
and uncontrolled tourism. scholar Manuel Dulawan wrote. According to Dulawan, though there the Batad rice terraces is marked by the Schriever has blogged about the
As visitors, we can all take a moment Truly, no world title can sufficiently were already classes in the Ifugao soci- many signs of establishments luring Philippines on the Huffington
to appreciate the stories of the mountains encapsulate the creativity and relentless ety during the building of the terraces, tourists to pick them. They offer a whole Post, providing travellers a list
the rights of workers were properly lot two of the things that stood out of what to look forward to when
upheld. Remember, the terraces were not on the list for me were the hot shower
built as a show of grandeur, but as a way amenities, and pizza on the menu. Good
visiting the country. 1. The entire landmass of the Philip-
to improve lives for the people there. news for visitors, but what did it mean pines is made up islands, making it the
The professional blogger of Norm-
"(The rice terraces) have never been for the mountains? second-largest archipelago in the world.
Writes.com posted 20 Incredible Facts
tainted with the evils and injustices It means that the mountain have to In fact, the Philippines has approxi-
About The Philippines for the Huffing-
that marked the building of the ancient endure heavy construction of houses that mately 7,500 islands with only 2,000
ton Posts Lifestyle section with notes
man-made wonders in other parts of the could accommodate these types of ser- of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still
about Filipino humor and warmth, the
world," Dulawan said. vices. It means more waste accumulated. unnamed on global maps. (Source)
countrys natural beauty, among others.
And so, as visitors, we must remem- To this day, the mountains cannot be 2. There are about 175 languages spo-
The global traveller wrote about the
ber that although we are paying for reached by communications signal and ken in the Philippines, with 171 of them
charms of the countrys more than
amenities, we must not treat locals as let's be okay with that. Construction of a considered living, while four tribal
7,000 islands including the Worlds
service-providers, but interact with the telecommunications tower would cause dialects have no known living speak-
Best Islands Boracay and Palawan, as
people allowing us to enjoy what they significant impact. We can Instagram our ers. The countrys official languages are
well as the Camiguin Islands, and Taal
have worked hard to build. photos later. Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English,
Volcanos island within an island.
Of the Filipinos being tagged one of with Cebuano and Ilocano also popular
3. Remember that the terraces are 5. Remember their struggle for in some regions. (Source)
the happiest people on earth, he con-
people's livelihood dignity But when Filipinos interact with tour-
firms, Filipinos also have an uproarious
sense of humor, as joking, lighthearted ists and foreigners, its easy for them to
The fields are owned by virtue of As of 2016, there were more than 300 speak English since its the fifth largest
banter, and even singing makes every
ancestral rights by Ifugao families. hectares of abandoned terraces. This English-speaking nation behind the U.S.,
day in their presence a true blessing. As
Families who own several terraces can meant a loss of as much as P100 million India, Pakistan, and the U.K. (Source)
some Filipino friends have pointed out
export rice to the market. But for Rosalia in yearly revenue from rice harvests, ac- 3. About 11% of the population of
to me, its an inherent trait that helps
Buy-A, whose family owns one terrace, cording to the Ifugao province's master the Philippines more than 11 million
them cope with such poverty, hardship,
their harvest is just enough for their con- plan to rehabilitate the rice terraces. people work overseas. In fact, the
and natural disasters. No matter the
sumption. When El Nio hit the region Rice terraces are left untended because Philippines is the top supplier of nurses
reason, life in the Philippines is all about
in 2015, Buy-A said they had to buy either Ifugao families migrate to the city, in the world, with about 25% of all over-
smiling, laughing and enjoying every
their sacks of rice from the lowland. or the younger generations who stay do seas nurses coming from the country.
moment with those around you!
The ampitheater of the rice terraces not want anything to do with farming. In the United States, Filipinos are the
Schriever shares about the ease for for-
is there for us to admire, but we must The men and women who still farm second-largest Asian-American group
eigners communicating with the locals
BATAD. There are currently 1,600 hectares of cultivated rice terraces in the mu- remember that the real treasures are the regard themselves as poor, or of a lower behind only Chinese. (Source)
as most Filipinos speak English, being
nicipality of Banaue, the most popular of which are the Batad rice terraces. Photo by men and women who continue to toil class than their neighbors who have 4. Filipinos are crazy about basketball!
the fifth largest English-speaking in the
Lian Buan/Rappler these fields. ( Continued on page 14 ) ( Continued on page 7 )




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