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Msgr. Gutierrez From Grief to Belief p.

Housing Weekend Discovery Tours p. 8
Lifestyle Zena Sultana Babao: Personal Relationship with our God p. 9
Advocacy Rudy Liporada: Martial Law is Useless p. 13
March 31-April 6, 2017

Supplemental impeach rap led vs Duterte over West Philippine Sea, Benham Rise
'Tone down' reports? Stop the By Rosette Adel, Philstar.com
| MANILA, 3/31/2017 Two
killings UN expert weeks after filing his first im-
peachment complaint against
This comes after Tourism Sec- Leni Robredo and the media to President Rodrigo Duterte,
retary Wanda Teo appealed to "tone down" their reporting of Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on
Vice President Leni Robredo EJKs. Thursday filed a supplemental
and the media to 'tone down' In a tweet on Wednesday, March impeachment complaint against
their reporting of extrajudicial 22, Callamard said, "#Philippines the president for his inaction over
killings tourism chief asks media to town the issue on Benham Rise and the
down #EJK reports! She should West Philippine Sea.
Rappler.com | MANILA, ask gov. & police to #StopEJK." Alejano filed the supplemental
P3/23/2017 United Nations Callamard is the UN's spe- complaint before the Secretary
(UN) expert Agnes Callamard
challenged Philippine Tourism
cial rapporteur on extrajudicial
executions, connected with the Destiny General of the House of Repre-
sentatives around 10 a.m.

Bank Deposit
Secretary Wanda Teo to ask the Office of the United Nations Respondent Rodrigo Roa
Duterte administration to stop High Commissioner for Human Duterte betrayed the public trust
extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in Rights. reposed upon him, culpably
the Philippines. #Philippines Tourism Chief violated the constitution and
Callamard issued this call after asks Media to tone down #EJK committed the high crime of
Teo appealed to Vice President ( Continued on page 12 ) dereliction of his sworn duty as
president when he utterly failed
Kalinga woman reaches for the and/or refused to assert the coun-
trys exclusive sovereign rights
stars through work with astronauts Chapter 10 of the book Destiny by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. and maritime rights and territo-

rial claims over Benham Rise and
Pascua used to collect photo- he thought of Mona sending money to her sister Marta was a welcome relief to Panatag Shoal and the rest of the
graphs of astronauts when she Rodney. Finally, he might find a solution to his endless money problems. West Philippine Sea, an excerpt
was in grade school here. The He held the shoulders of his son Darren with both hands as they sat outside his brothers of the 13-page supplemental
hobby continued until high shanty one hot evening in a squatter neighborhood in Paco, Manila. They could not sleep in the impeachment complaint against
school, prompting her mother, cramped interior of the small house, and he asked his son to step outside for some fresh air. Duterte read.
Paulina, to ask her if she intended Are you sure the money your Aunt Mona sends is deposited in your mothers account? he asked In a press conference, Ale-
to marry an astronaut. Darren to confirm what the boy told him. jano said Duterte's stance on
No, I want to be an astronaut, Yes, Darren replied. In fact I am the one asked to withdraw the money every month. the country's territorial claims
replied Pascua, a constant How could you withdraw it when its in your mothers account? was different from his campaign
presence at regional science fairs Its a joint account between mom and me. vows. He cited that Duterte re-
as a student of Bulanao Central So you have access to the money? peatedly promised to defend the
School and Tabuk National High Of course. Philippines from China and even
Then why did you not withdraw money for your expenses? Why were you rummaging through the vowed to personally visit the
Space projects should be precise and School.
thorough Gwendolyn Pascua Ground Decades later and now a physi- trash when I found you? Spratlys to assert the countrys
controller for European Space Agency cist, she has inched closer to her Mom might get mad. sovereignty.
aspiration, serving as a ground Shes dead. She would not mind you getting some money, especially for your own survival. Kitang-kita naman po natin
TABUK CITYGwendolyn ( Continued on page 5 )
( Continued on page 6 )
na salungat at ibang-iba sa mga
ipinangako niya noong kampa-
PH debt hits record P6.21 trillion Grand Opening of 99 Ranch Market in Chula Vista nya ang posisyon ng pangulo
ngayon, makaraan ang eleksyon
in February on weaker peso opening; on April 1st, the store intersection of Telegraph Canyon
at matapos na siya ay maluklok
sa pwesto, Alejano said.
Inquirer.net | MANILA, percent year-on-year and 0.8 per- will officially open its doors at 8 Rd and Halecrest Dr, right off the The president, instead, has
3/31/2017 The national cent month-on-month to P3.985 a.m to the community. This new 805 Freeway. With 28,000-sq. ft. taken a defeatist stance and
governments outstanding debt trillion primarily due to the net addition to the 99 Ranch Mar- store space, the Chula Vista store openly signaled China to go
climbed to a record-high P6.208 issuance of government securities ket family will become the 44th serves a selection of over 20,000 ahead with whatever it intends
trillion in February as the gov- amounting to P31.68 billion and store in the nation and the third products from local and interna- to do in the West Philippine Sea.
ernment borrowed more while the effect of peso depreciation on in the San Diego County. Like tional vendors as well as tasty Ito ay maliwanag na makikita sa
the peso weakened that month. the value of onshore dollar bonds all of our locations, the Chula pastries from BF Bakery and mga ilang nakaraang sumusunod
Bureau of the Treasury data amounting to P250 million, the Chula Vista, CA (March 2017) Vista store is devoted to serving various Asian cuisines from the na kaganapan hinggil sa usapin
released Wednesday showed that Treasury explained in a state- The leading Asian American the community with high quality in-store Asian Gourmet Kitchen. ng pambansang teritoryo, he
the endof-February national ment. Supermarket, 99 Ranch Market, products at competitive prices 99 Ranch Market strives to be added.
government debt further rose The Treasury noted that the peso is pleased to announce its second and providing customers with the one-stop shop that satisfies all The Magdalo solon also cited that dur-
4.5 percent from P5.941 trillion weakened to 50.255:$1 as of the grand opening of 2017. The superior shopping experiences. your grocery needs. ing the onset of his presidency, Duterte
during the same month in 2016 end of February from end-of-Jan- Chula Vista store will welcome The store is conveniently During the grand opening week- already expressed openness to court
located in the Canyon Plaza end, the first 100 customers on China to avoid conflict on the competing
as well as increased 1.5 percent uarys 49.757:$1. The peso slid all customers to visit from Mar. claims over Spratlys Island and obtain
from P6.115 trillion last January. to over 10-year low levels since 29th to Mar. 31st during the soft Shopping Center, which is at the ( Continued on page 9 )
( Continued on page 14 )
Domestic debt went up 3.5 ( Continued on page 6 )

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Taguba talks about caregiving and supporting

Life and Other Matters
veterans in San Diego

Easter thoughts
I find it ironic that at this time For a columnist like me, the Week past and judging from the com-
when the Christian World is observance of Holy Week has ments and letters I receive, they are quite
appreciative of my gesture.
supposed to come together in added significance if only for the They were like the religious movies
observance of lent, it is now fact that I always, in fact need featured in movie theaters during Holy
embroiled in bitter controver- to, write about it to make my Week, especially on Good Fridays, in
column timely and relevant. the Philippines when we were growing
sies. up. During those days, Philippine movie
In 1992, I went to the Philippines with
my family for a visit and wrote about my theater owners seemed to have imposed By: Ruel M. Borgonia profit organization advocating for center Rd, San Diego on Friday,
March 2005
upon themselves the religious obliga- Retired Army Major Gen- the countrys retirees and senior March 24, 2016.

experiences there in a series of home-
coming articles. Three of those articles tion of not showing commercial movies, eral Antonio Tony Taguba, population. Nurses, caregivers, home care
t is Holy Week once featured my memories of Holy Week as but rather religious films, as though it the second American citizen of General Taguba was in San owners, a doctor, county staff,
more and as usual, we I experienced it in our province. Since was part of their religious penance or
Philippine birth to be promoted Diego, recently he presided over journalists and retired military
sacrifice. A penance or sacrifice, I must
observe the season of then, I have occasionally reprinted those
say, they impose in return to their movie to the general officer rank in the an AARP Caregiving program attended the exclusive meeting.
articles during lent not only because I
lent and the sacrifice of our was lazy to write another Easter article, patrons, especially those that are not Army, and AARPs Community meeting at the Gordon Biersch AARP Volunteers , Joe Garbansos and
Lord Jesus Christ on the but also because I find them relevant necessarily religious. Remember those Ambassador. AARP is a non- Lorna Delos Santos organized the event.
movies that Philippine movie theaters Brewery Restaurant in Mission
cross. year after year. It was an opportunity for
me to remind our readers of our Holy ( Continued on page 4 )

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Health & Wellness

Tamad, tangacareless words at Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain:
home can wound kids for life Changes may prime the brain for spiritual experiences
MORE insidious than harass- child who was not praised observes a -- ScienceDaily why these practices result in power- ranging in age from 24 to 76. They ies can answer these questions."
ment that school toughies and script in subsequent abusive relation- ful, positive emotional experiences," attended an Ignatian retreat based on Story Source:
ships in which he or she immediately said Andrew Newberg, M.D., Director the spiritual exercises developed by Materials provided by Thomas Jef-
cyberbullies subject their victims assumes the bullied role Carandangs More Americans than ever are of Research in the Marcus Institute of St. Ignatius Loyola who founded the ferson University. Note: Content may be
to is emotional bullying that oc- patient finds herself unattractive until turning to spiritual, meditative Integrative Health. "Our study showed Jesuits. Following a morning mass, par- edited for style and length.
curs right at home. now, no matter how many people tell and religious retreats as a way to significant changes in dopamine and ticipants spent most of the day in silent Journal Reference:
her otherwise. reset their daily life and enhance serotonin transporters after the seven- contemplation, prayer and reflection and Andrew B. Newberg, Nancy Winter-
Psychologist Ma. Lourdes Hon- When such a situation is not properly day retreat, which could help prime attended a daily meeting with a spiritual ing, David B. Yaden, Li Zhong, Brendan
addressed, the child becomes open to wellbeing. Now, researchers at participants for the spiritual experiences director for guidance and insights. After Bowen, Noah Averick, Daniel A. Monti.
ey Carandang gave this warning bullying in places outside the home, like The Marcus Institute of Integra- that they reported." returning, study subjects also completed Effect of a one-week spiritual retreat
after noting that, sometimes, the the school or the playground, because tive Health at Thomas Jefferson The post-retreat scans revealed a number of surveys which showed on dopamine and serotonin transporter
people whom children are sup- she is used to (feeling bullied) at home, University show there are chang- decreases in dopamine transporter (5-8 marked improvements in their perceived binding: a preliminary study. Reli-
posed to love and trust become Carandang explained. percent) and serotonin transporter (6.5 physical health, tension and fatigue. gion, Brain & Behavior, 2017; 1 DOI:
Carandang also presented a situation
es in the dopamine and serotonin percent) binding, which could make They also reported increased feelings of 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267035
the tormentors in the otherwise where a parent openly bullies his or systems in the brains of retreat more of the neurotransmitters available self-transcendence which correlated to Cite This Page:
peaceful confines of their resi- her partner, thus, setting a mindset that participants. The team published to the brain. This is associated with the change in dopamine binding. Thomas Jefferson University. "Spiritual
dence. makes it acceptable for the children who their results in Religion, Brain & positive emotions and spiritual feelings. "In some ways, our study raises more retreats change feel-good chemical sys-
witness the interaction. Behavior. In particular, dopamine is responsible questions than it answers," said Dr. tems in the brain: Changes may prime
Parents, for example, may not notice We must consider the dynamics. Bul- for mediating cognition, emotion and Newberg. "Our team is curious about the brain for spiritual experiences."
but their tone of voice, the way their lying is about power. The bully has to movement, while serotonin is involved which aspects of the retreat caused the ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 March
"Since serotonin and dopamine are part
sentences are phrased, or the labels have power over another, she added. in emotional regulation and mood. changes in the neurotransmitter systems 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releas-
of the reward and emotional systems
they give to their children could have Carandang is familiar with another The study, funded by the Fetzer Insti- and if different retreats would produce es/2017/03/170323083623.htm>.
of the brain, it helps us understand
unpleasant, long-term repercussions. situation, in which one parent, say, the tute, included 14 Christian participants different results. Hopefully, future stud-
A child who forgot to do his/her father, bullies the mother in front of
homework could be confronted with their children.
Easter thoughts
an insensitive query or comment that The son becomes a bully and the Then there is that unending controversy Christ. In accordance with the teachings churches would be covered with a violet
involves labeling or name-calling. Does daughter becomes a target for bullies. of the Cross on Mt. Soledad which some in the Bible, people were not allowed to veil. In the evening of Good Friday, we
Ang tamad-tamad mo naman (Youre so This is because the children model ( Continued from page 2 ) people wanted to be removed because it eat meat on Good Fridays. One of my would watch the Senaculo, the passion
lazy) sound familiar? themselves after the parents. Namulat ka is placed on a public land. Though these aunts in the province used to buy a sack play of the life of Jesus Christ performed
We must be aware of how we disci- sa ganoon so yun ang mundo mo, said show year after year during Holy Week? issues may seem to be divisive, I realize of fresh oysters in the nearby Hagonoy by town people in the town plaza.
pline our children,said Carandang, a Carandang. I still remember some of them like that they also make us contemplate and town of Bulacan as part of the Good Holy Week would end joyously on
clinical psychologist. Marcelino Pan y Vino, Santa Rita De think harder about our faith, especially Friday lunch feast of our clan, which we Easter Sunday when Christ would come
A parent may not think twice about Resentment Casia, The Ten Commandments, and during this period of lent. ate under a star apple tree outside the to life again. In the early morning of
attaching adjectives like tanga (dumb) The Bible. house, picnic style. that day, the ritual of salubong would
when disciplining an errant child. Such In one such case, Carandang said that By reprinting my Holy Week articles Modern versus the old ways As early as ten oclock in the morn- be held. The image of the Virgin Mary,
negative labels, however, inflict invisible while the son and daughter grew up in my Homecoming series in the Asian ing on Good Fridays, we would start with a black veil covering her face and
wounds that a child carries with him or angry at the father, they had greater Journal year after year, I realized that Having lived in the Philippines and the listening to the Siete Palabras (Seven head, would be taken out of the church,
her for life. resentment toward the mother. I am imposing the same sacrifice that United States, I cannot help but notice Words) on the radio. It is a narration of followed by a procession of women
There are also cases when the par- The psychologist mentioned that some the Philippine movie theater owners the commercialized way Holy Week is the last moments of Jesus Christ, high- with lighted candles. The image of Jesus
ent shows obvious favoritism toward a of the siblings interesting statements imposed on their patrons in featuring the observed in America. Since the Filipinos lighted by the seven last words before Christ depicting his rebirth would also
specific child. to their mother included: Why did same religious films every Holy Week of are almost 80 percent Christians, Good he died. Every one of us knew this story be taken out followed by a procession
The scars may not be physical and there you allow yourself to be disrespected? each year. Friday is always declared a special by heart, but we listened to it on Good of men. It would take the route opposite
is no outward bullying involved, but the Why did you allow dad to eventually do So for this year, I decided to give our holiday, hence people troop to their Fridays to reflect on the last moments of that of the Virgin Mary.
preferential treatment could be hurting that to us? You did not defend us. Why readers a break by coming out with this hometowns in the provinces starting on Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. By At a designated place in one part of
another child who notices. didnt you have self-respect? So now freshly brewed article on the subject. Wednesday up to Easter Sunday. In the three oclock in the afternoon, the exact the town, the two would meet, and an
Carandang mentioned one of her its hard for us to respect you. But dont count out those Holy Week U.S., people are required to work even hour of his death, Jesus Christ would angel or a dove would remove the veil
patients, an intelligent graduate student Bullying among siblings is another articles yet. You are going to read about on Good Friday. utter his last words: Ama ko, naganap of the Virgin Mary to signify the end of
who calls herself an ugly daughter instance not covered by the countrys them again same time next year. Easter in the U.S. connotes the images na ang lahat (My father, everything is her mourning and the two images would
until now, because she grew up in the two-year old anti-bullying law. Republic of the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs. done!)! go back to the Church together. A little
shadow of an extremely cute younger Act 10627 only requires elementary and Ironic In the Philippines, it is all about Jesus These days Jesus Christs sacrifice girl sitting on a chair suspended from
brother. secondary schools to adopt policies to Christ sacrifices on the Cross, culminat- is vividly depicted in Mel Gibsons an arch usually played the angel. If
Ito ang aking anak na cute (This is prevent and address acts of bullying in I find it ironic that at this time when ing on his resurrection on Easter Sunday. blockbuster film, The Passion of Jesus a dove was used, it was tied to a long
my cute child), the mother once said, their institutions. the Christian World is supposed to come I remember a Filipina office mate of Christ. Many are moved by Christs stick used to scoop the veil of the Virgin
referring to the son whom she introduced The law does not include the home. together in observance of lent, it is now mine years ago, whom I noticed was sufferings including Filipino Catholics Mary.
to guests. Carandang has come across cases in embroiled in a bitter controversy over eating meat on a Good Friday, a no-no who have been fully aware of them since Easter Sunday, my mother always
At ito naman ang isa ko pang anak which siblings turn against each other. the Terri Salvo case. It has become a in the Catholic religion. Di bale, nasa childhood. insisted, was Christmas day, because
(And this is my other child), the daugh- One case involved a younger sister right to die issue that has reached the Amerika na naman tayo, eh (Never Christ was born again. It is called Pas-
ter quoted her mother when it was her who provokes the older sister through legislative, executive and the judiciary mind, we are already in America), she God is dead ko ng Pagkabuhay (Christmas Rebirth).
turn to be introduced. teasing. branch of the government. rationalized as though being in the U.S. That meant all of our family members
Thats the kind of bullying thats very Iinisin yung ate tapos pagagalitan ng In San Diego, the Bishop of the Catho- would excuse her from the rules of the From this time to the rest of the after- should be at our parents home in Que-
subtle. It is insulting, it is pulling down mother ang ate. A parent has to listen lic diocese has apologized for initially Church. noon, it usually got to be boring for us zon City to share the Sunday lunch. We
(the other child). Parents can be guilty well because he or she might get it condemning a businessman who had kids for we were prevented from playing do not get any Christmas gifts though,
and not be aware, Carandang pointed wrong. The older child is punished but allowed a gay porno movie be filmed Memories and having fun because God is dead! probably because gift giving once a year
out. its not fair because the younger child in his bar. The bishop had refused to From the time Christ died up to his re- maybe more than enough for my dearly
gets away with it, Carandang pointed allow the family of the businessman to Then there are those memories we ex- birth on Easter Sunday, his images in all beloved mother. - AJ
Observing a script out. give him funeral service in a Catholic perience whenever we spend Holy Week
( Continued on page 6 )
Church and cemetery, an order, which he in the Philippines.

Mother Angelica
In many such cases, Carandang said the rescinded after offering his apology. On Good Fridays, some Filipinos all
over the Philippines would fulfill their On Pride:
religious vows by physically punishing Once you contemplate the humility of
( Continued from page 7 )
or hurting themselves as a penance for Jesus in the Eucharist, how can you pos-
their sins. Others would do so in grati- stomach.
On Clarity: sibly justify your pride?
tude to God for fulfilling their wishes;
like the time when they vowed to God If you are following God, he never
shows you the end. Its always a walk On the Courage to Suffer:
that if He would heal their sick child, It takes a lot of guts to be in pain all
they would undertake such a sacrifice on of faith.
day long.
Good Fridays,
The Good Friday sacrifice or Peni- On Trust:
Unless you are willing to do the ridicu- On Enemies:
tensiya (penitents) was done in various Dont say, If it werent for that person
ways. Many would walk half-naked in lous, God will not do the miraculous.
I could be holy. No; you can be holy
the street as they struck their backs with because of that person.
small branches of trees for hours till On Mindfulness:
blood would cover their body. Everyone drags his own carcass to
market, so be careful. On Not Limiting God:
When I was in the province of Marin- Your plans, your projects, your dreams
duque for a Holy Week vacation with a have to always be bigger than you, so
friend. I witnessed some people cutting On Love:
Love is not a feeling; its a decision. God has room to operate.
the skin at the back of the penitents with
a razor blade so that blood could easily On Perseverance:
ooze out when the back is struck with On Mercy:
You cant go to heaven hating some- Faith is what gets you started. Hope
a whip. Others would carry a wooden is what keeps you going. Love is what
cross for miles in the heat of the sun. body. Forgive now.
brings you to the end.
In an ironic way, some people avoided
much suffering by putting wheels at On Anger:
St. Jerome used to hit himself with a On Holiness:
the end of their wooden cross. The Holiness is a beautiful struggle.
most notorious Good Friday spectacle rock every time he lost his temper. Id
was staged in towns of San Fernando, be dead as a doornail with no ribs if I
did that. On Death:
Pampanga and Angono, Rizal where I guess that is what dying must be like:
people were actually nailed to a cross as to be finished and to be able to look back
fulfillment of their religious vows! On Struggle:
If youve got a cross, carry it. Its to at the struggles of life and know that
make you holy. God was your constant companion.
VA Solemn Good Friday
Vendo On Reality: On Serving:
r People were supposed to observe Those who tell the truth love you. God looks for dodos. A dodo doesnt
Those who tell you what you want to know it cant be done. God uses dodos,
solemnity on Good Fridays. Television and Im a dodo.
stations and movie theaters only showed hear love themselves.
religious programs or movies. Some On Worldliness:
were closed the entire day. Hence, on On Error:
Every moment of life is like God say- God wants you to be in the world but
Good Fridays, people never got tired so different from the world that you will
of watching such religious classics I ing, Look, I know you messed up the
last moment, but heres a new one. change it. Get cracking.
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tries can begin to address the problem,
Napolitano said.
This is exactly the kind of meaningful
of California can help meet the needs of
both students and their future employ-
ers, Napolitano said. With our Mexi-
April 1, 2017
Mexico City today (March 28) to fundamental to the mission of public research and collaboration that the UC- can partners, we can strengthen educa- Sacramento The California
meet with government, educa- research universities, Napolitano said. Mexico Initiative is intended to foster, tional opportunity and make sure we are State Board of Equalization
That is why the University of Califor- Napolitano said. Better information doing all that we can to give students in
tion and business leaders during nia launched the UC-Mexico Initiative. about the migration of students in our California and Mexico the opportunity (BOE) reminds Californians that
a trip aimed at reaffirming and Yet we now find ourselves in unusual U.S. and Mexican public schools can to achieve their full potential. new sales and use tax rates will
strengthening UCs ties with times, wondering about the future of our UC San Diego students in class as help inform public policies to support In Mexico City, Napolitano will join take effect on April 1, 2017, as a
Mexico. binational collaborations. part of the Mexico Migration Field Re- student achievement. distinguished academic and health lead- result of voter-approved initia-
California has a long, close history search Project, a yearlong, three-part Through the UC-Mexico Initiative, ers from Mexico and California when
with Mexico a relationship reflected course in which students work in bina- UC plans to work with its Mexican they meet March 29 to discuss health tives in several cities and coun-
today through a shared cultural heritage tional teams with partners at the Colegio counterparts on how to collaborate to issues relevant to both Mexico and the ties. The tax rate changes for the
and deep demographic and economic de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and the help college students who begin their United States, especially California. The cities listed below apply only
ties. California exports more goods Universidad Autonoma de Baja Califor- studies in the United States, but might discussions will be part of the UC-Mex- within the indicated city limits.
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example, and roughly half a million San Diego Publications completing their academic work at a Forum, sponsored by the initiatives
The countywide tax rate increas-
California jobs depend on that trade. Mexican university. These efforts will Health Working Group. es apply to all cities and unincor-
To build on that unique relationship, ers faced by hundreds of thousands of include a focus on how to make it easier Through the UC-Mexico Initiative porated areas within the county.
Napolitano in 2014 launched the UC- school-age children whose lives straddle for students to transfer university credit and UCs Carbon Neutrality Initia-
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But youre not the account holder,
the teller repeated.
But thats bad. We might get caught
and brought to jail. The breakdown of communities
It took a while for the father and son to We dont have any choice. We no by Jose Ma. Montelibano has encountered the usual problems and
take the hint. longer have money for food. his popularity, while dominant, is taking
Come on, ask her, Rodney ordered Can we not just beg? Or look for food many hits. Strangely, or sadly for those
Darren. in the trash just like what I was doing The controversy centers on rabidly against his war on drugs, it is
The son did. before? how the war on drugs is fought. on the same issue where he persists in
Fifty thousand pesos. Rodney was too proud to do so. But he And there is only one way the scoring very well. His posture against
Rodney was relieved. In two weeks, was also a father who would not want to
hed have access to that amount of involve his son to a crime. Duterte way. Because there is the Americans hurt him. His posture in
only one way, there is no other favor of China hurts him. His starting
money. In the meantime, hed have to All right then. If I dont return, look popularity insulates him still, but that
worry how they could survive with just for me in the city jail. focus but on that way, what is buffer zone will wear thin because most
two thousand pesos. He was determined to commit the good about it and what is bad Filipinos not only like America but have

Destiny: Bank Deposit

crime because he felt was easy. Besides,
IT WAS HARD. The two had to he just needed a small amount to tide about it. relatives living there (and sending them
money), and most Filipinos resent what
stretch that small amount of money until them over in a weeks time. All they had they feel is Chinas bullying in taking
( Continued from page 1 ) they got hold of the next 50,000 pesos to do was to survive until they gained In the first place, is there uni-
over islands we believe belong to the
Why didnt you tell me that was all deposit of Mona. They had to sleep on access to Monas 50,000 pesos deposit versal acceptance of the problem Philippines. Dutertes popularity alone
Rodney realized his son was not the money? the sidewalks as they could no longer next week. He just could not withstand and its magnitude? If not, the cannot turn the tide against America
as bright as he had thought. You did not ask. return to the shanty. They had burned the pangs of hunger in his stomach, yet
their bridges. He told his brother to his was too proud to take a menial job. Duterte way of confronting what nor can it alone turn the tide in favor
Okay, tomorrow we will go You heard me tell your uncle we to him is a real life-threatening of China. Only America and China
wont return. How are we going to face they would no longer need his help. have the basic capacity to do that for
to the bank and withdraw all the survive in the streets? Rodney thought the money they would (to be continued) situation will be supported by themselves.
money. But Aunt Mona will send more money immediately get would be enough for those who see the context from
The father and son eventually fell them to survive. He tried to borrow
asleep straddled to their chairs outside
next month.
money from his friends. But even if he
which the President moves and The President has good reasons for
Darren was right. Theres still a chance will be damned by those who do waging war against drugs, has good
the shanty. The next day, when everyone for his son after all. He is not totally promised a fifty percent interest on their reason for wanting more independence
was awake, they went inside the house stupid, Rodney thought. money, they did not trust him. He had not accept the basic assumption from America, has good reason for
to get their belongings. How much money is being deposited reneged on his many promises before of an emerging or actual narco- avoiding conflict with China. He has
Where are you going, Kuya? his in this account every month? he asked and had disappointed many people state. even better reasons for seeking peace
younger brother asked Rodney. the teller. who no longer trusted him. When they with the Communist and the Muslim
We are leaving this dump. We cannot I cannot tell you sir. Youre not the reached the end of their ropes, Rodney In the drive to cleanse the nation of rebels. But because he tackles very
live here. account holder. was forced to do something drastic. drug dependents and drug pushers, more emotional and divisive issues, he needs a
But we are just accommodating you. But my son is. Its a joint account with Lets rob a taxi driver, he told his than 1.4 million of them have surren- high level of unity and support from the
Youre the one who asked us to let you my wife. son. dered, admitted their dependency and, Filipino people. He has many and ardent
move in. many of them, that they have pushed supporters and they are a powerful core.
We dont need you anymore. We can drugs, too. Government officials But this core also subtracts from their
live in a better place.
Where? You dont have any money. Attend a free presentation on Philippine properties estimate millions more that have not
surrendered but are addicted as well, and
positive impact by creating enemies
through aggressive actions and reactions
We will soon and will rent an apart-
ment, a real house where regular people
(houses and condomiums) by Vista Land, one of the largest many of them street-level pushers. When against those who differ from them. This
live. and leading housing developers in the Philippines. we put all these figures together, the
option that has often been talked about
hurts the President as well because he
needs to consolidate support, not divide
You are an ingrate. Youre insulting regarding legalizing, even subsidizing, it.
the people who are helping you instead
of thanking them. You can use them as your residence, vacation homes and/or the use of drugs as what some European
countries have done simply becomes Meanwhile, the very reason why his
Let them go, the wife of Rodneys income generating rental properties. inapplicable. I do not know of any intel- war on drugs was chosen by him as the
brother said to her husband. Its good ligent plan on how to legalize and make center of his governance is the horror of
theyre leaving so they wont be a bur-
den to us anymore. The projects are all over the Philippines including in Bora- available, in controlled situations, the
most used illegal drug of all shabu
drug addiction and the corruption of a
nation by those who run the drug trade.
That ingrate, the brother muttered,
still seething in anger.
cay, one of the leading tourist spots in the world where you yet maintain security in society. His fear of the Philippines being a narco
Rodney and Darren left, vowing never can buy a condo unit for only $70,000+ with a monthly pay- So, if government cannot legalize,
state cannot be understated if we are to
consider the human cost, in lives and
to return. They waited until the bank was ment of about $400; Tagaytay; Baguio City; Makati business subsidize and make shabu available to the well-being, of residents of Columbia
open and went in to withdraw Martas
money. area; and in several cities and towns all over the Philippines the millions of crave for it, what then and Mexico. Good intentions, however,
can it do to contain and then eliminate are not enough to curb and dismantle a
How much are going to withdraw? (including, maybe, your hometown). the demand that guarantees the supply? virulent cancer that has grown over the
the teller asked them. A former president of a South American decades, and especially since the Philip-
All of them, Rodney haughtily
replied. Call (619) 746-3416 to reserve a space for the scheduled presen- nation said that killing is the wrong way
to solve the problem of illegal drugs.
pines has begun to manufacture shabu.
Killings try to address one dimension of
All of the two thousand pesos? the
teller asked.
tations in San Diego, Temecula, Orange County and Los Ange- Of course, he can say it because ap- the drug crisis but cannot motivate what
What? Is that all? Is that all of the les or to get more information or brochures. proximately 400,000 have been reported
killed in his country in the last four de-
may be the most important of all the
concerted and integrated effort of our
deposits in the account? cades because of their war against drugs. government and our communities.
Rodney wanted to hit his sons head. Hurry! Take advantage of the remaining low-priced units But the option is not any clearer, not
even for him, because the drug problem It is the communities who are most
He was annoyed for not being told that available as they are being promoted and sold daily persists, albeit at a lower level after affected by the drug situation. It is their
only a small amount was left in the ac-
all over the world! four decades. sons and daughters who become addicts,
who become pushers. It is their officials
Yes, there must be other options. who are bought and corrupted. It is their
But those involved in the drug trade justice system that is perverted and ren-
Those looking for a shot at social star- before seen at sea. The cruise line fea-
cannot be told what to do, especially dered inutile. Yet, communities have not
dom and global adventure can enter by tures an expansive and unmatched array
in stopping the violent nature of their been recruited as the primary partners of
participating in any one of five adven- of features and amenities only found
business which has killings as a normal government in a war against drugs. The
ture-themed Instagram challenges. From on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-
occurrence. I remember reading from an one most affected are excluded from the
highlighting hidden gems in their travels dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
Amnesty International article posted in solution.
to showcasing their most epic eats, each and industry-acclaimed programming
Facebook that their interviews of Filipi-
challenge will give participants the that appeals to families and adventur-
nos involved in the drug trade revealed Communities have a natural strength
opportunity to share their most impres- ous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests
how killings have increased. What many the fact that they are communities
sive photos for a chance to win. Each are catered to with the cruise lines
have glossed over about that report is bound by common aspirations, common
challenge will run for 72 hours on Royal world-renowned friendly and engaging
that the killings have been happening for concerns and common strengths. When
Caribbeans Instagram account starting Gold Anchor Service by every staff and
more than a decade before the Duterte communities lose their togetherness and
on March 29 and through April 12. To crew member. Royal Caribbean has been
presidency, the same kind of killings. become wracked by apathy and partisan-
take part in the challenge, adventurers voted Best Cruise Line Overall for 14
Except those killings never made it to ship, they become most vulnerable to
simply post their photo to Instagram, tag consecutive years in the Travel Weekly
mainstream or social media. drugs and corruption. The massiveness
three friends that will comprise their Readers Choice Awards.
of drug dependency shows how the
Ready to travel? Party? Learn? squad and use the hashtag #Adventur-
eSquad and #Contest.
The cruise line sails 24 of the worlds
most innovative cruise ships to the most
The presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte
started off with a very bright spot
natural defenses of most communities
have been breached. And if communi-
his extremely high popularity among ties are not motivated and supported by
Upon completion of each challenge, popular destinations in Bermuda and the
Interesting things happening social media contest will chal- Royal Caribbean will select one winning Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New
Filipinos despite his loudly articulated an intentional program of government
views and actions against illegal drugs. to find their unity and protective wall
on the seas for 2017 lenge explorers and aspiring squad based on their creativity and England, Alaska, South America, Asia,
Since then, his 9-month old presidency again, even killings by the hundreds of
Instagram stars to act on their spirit of adventure in line with the theme and Australia and New Zealand.
thousands will never win the war.
As cruise ships fight for pas- wanderlust and prove that their of the day. The winners will then set sail Bravo Media and Celebrity Cruises set
sengers, the offerings and ways on the adventure of a lifetime onboard sail with new original digital series Isaac
adventurousness is off the charts.
PH debt
Harmony of the Seas, the worlds largest Takes On Chef-inspired menu evenings on its
to have fun continue to grow. In the end, one group of up to and most adventurous ship taking over Bravo Media and Celebrity Cruises modern luxury vacations available fleet
Royal Caribbean International, four friends will be crowned as Royal Caribbeans social media chan- are announcing an exciting new element wide (excluding Galapagos sailings), ( Continued from page 1 )
the worlds most adventurous the Worlds Most Adventurous nels as they go. of their multi-year partnership with the for all sailings five nights and greater
cruise line, is on the lookout for The finalists will go head-to-head to launch of a new original video series, departing through June 2017. mid-February.
Squad, and win trips anywhere capture and share adrenaline-pumping titled Isaac Takes On. The series follows If none of that grabs you, just search As for foreign debt, these rose 6.3
the Worlds Most Adventurous Royal Caribbean sails to help live content both from the ship and exotic Top Chef fan favorite Isaac Toups as for cruises and put in a destination percent year-on-year and 2.8 percent
Squad. The #AdventureSquad up to their newly minted title. destinations, including Labadee, Haiti, he travels the Caribbean on a Celebrity youll be amazed at what you can do. month-on-month to P2.223 trillion.
Royal Caribbeans private destina- Cruises vacation, competing against Sources: Royal Caribbean and Celeb- Peso depreciation against the US dol-
tion; Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, tastemakers in a wide variety of culinary rity lar increased the peso value of external
Mexico. At the end of their adventure, challenges. debt by P21.64 billion alongside net
the squad that most embodies the spirit availments worth P39.31 billion. These

of adventure will be named the Worlds The award-winning Celebrity Reflec- more than offset the impact of third-
Most Adventurous Squad and win trips tion and its onboard team, plus the mod- currency depreciation against the US
anywhere Royal Caribbean sails. In ern luxury brands own Michelin-starred dollar amounting to P220 million, the
addition, squads adventures also will be chef, Cornelius Gallagher, make appear- ( Continued from page 4 )
Treasury said.
seen when they light up Royal Carib- ances throughout as Isaac tackles every- A bully, even one at home, is on the The national governments outstand-
beans digital billboards in New York thing from whipping up a world-class lookout for a victim to wield power ing guaranteed obligations, meanwhile,
City in May. omelet, creating specialty cocktails, over, because the bully does not really grew 14.8 percent year-on-year and
Australian travel blogger Tyson Mayr to concocting traditional Puerto Rican feel the sense of power internally. 0.5 percent month-on-month to P521.8
(@tysontravel) will act as the contest Mofongo. To watch the series now, visit billion.
host, announcing each 48-hour Insta- BravoTV.com or CelebrityCruises.com/ As in bullying cases in school, the The increment on national govern-
gram challenge. Mayr is no stranger to Isaac-Takes-On. bully in the family must also be made ment guarantees was due to the effect of
social media contests; he won one him- The video series will be promoted aware that the act is wrong, since there currency fluctuations and net avail-
self in 2014 and was paid to travel the across Bravo Media pages and Bravos is always the possibility that both bully ment on external guarantees amount-
globe for a year. Since then, hes made a social channels and will take advantage and the bullied can transfer their behav- ing to P3.48 billion and P210 million,
living as an adventurer and content cre- of NBCUniversals Social Sync offering, ior to places outside the home. respectively. These far outpaced the
ator, proving that Internet fame is within expanding the web series reach with net repayment on domestic guarantees
reach for social media contest winners. target consumers across the social pages Carandang noted that many cases of amounting to P970 million, according
Those back at home can watch the of NBCUniversal talent and properties. school bullying were developed because to the Treasury. SFM
action unfold by following @Royal- of what either the bully or the bullied
Caribbean and #AdventureSquad on Celebrity has partnered with Top observed in their respective residences.
Instagram and Snapchat. For details on Chef since 2013. In November 2014
how to take part in the Adventure Squad these two brands kicked off the exclu- What we dont see is that the origin
challenge, as well as information on the sive Top Chef at Sea experience. The (of the behavior) could be the home, so
winning squad, visit www.Adventur- program offers fans and foodies alike the lets be aware of how we discipline our
eSquad.com ultimate opportunity to vacation with an children. We have to do away with put-
incredible lineup of cheftestants on the ting down or emotionally labeling our
Royal Caribbean International is an exclusive Top Chef Signature Sailing children, the psychologist stressed.
award-winning global cruise brand each year. http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/225027/
with a 48-year legacy of innovation Celebrity will also continue to offer in- tamad-tanga-careless-words-at-home-
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The folly of
appeasing China
by Narciso Reyes, Jr.

On this 1st anniversary of Mother

It is now increasingly evident
that President Dutertes geopo-
litical tilt toward China, at the
expense of the Philippines vital Angelicas death, 20 of her
ally, America, is producing an
undesirable effect: destabiliz- memorable fewone-liners
ing the region and, eventually, Mincing words was never to
for you, here. Most of these were
her taste. found in Mother Angelicas Little Book
the rest of the world. Consider of Life Lessons and Everyday Spiritual-
Japans unprecedented move to Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare of ity.
send its largest warship, an air- Perpetual Adoration, never did anything
On Conversion:
craft carrier, to the South China in a small way. She was known for her
Even the devil believes that God exists.
Sea and participate in planned ability to parry a quick retort, make a
wry observation or toss off a witticism Believing has to change the way we live.
war games with US and Indian that could catch a listener off-guard in
capital ships. France is also re- its wisdom. Due to a stroke, the EWTN On Faith:
portedly sending an aircraft car- foundress had been silent for more than Faith is one foot on the ground, one
a decade, but her dart-like observations foot in the air and a queasy feeling in the
rier to the potential flashpoint.
still hit their mark. Weve collected a ( Continued on page 4 )
The Philippines appeasement
policy toward China comes
with a very heavy price: Bla-
tantly ignoring the Permanent
Court of Arbitrations ruling that
its nine-dash line is illegal,
China went on a spree, build-


ing military installations in the
contested waters, thus violating
the Philippines independence
and sovereign power over large 1. Instead of I beg your pardon? you
say HA? 6. You say for take out instead of to
chunks of its maritime domain. go.
The desire to please China, 2. You say For a while instead of
vassal-like, has also emboldened One moment, please. 7. You ask for colgate instead of
China to announce plans to build toothpaste.
3. You say CR instead of toilet.
monitoring structures on Panatag 8. You refer to your Mercedes Benz as
(Scarborough) Shoal, a mere 120 4. You open or close the lights. Chedeng.
miles from Subic Bay. Equally
threatening is the presence of 5. You call the waiter boss or brod. 9. You respond to a Hoy or Pssst!
Chinese surveying vessels in
Benham Rise, off eastern Luzon, Americas patience has run thin. There are three important elements in
purportedly with the approval of Chinas regional and global game plan:
Malacaang. That huge undersea Why is China coveting our islands and First, control of the first island chain
landmass is recognized by the why is our government seemingly care- extending from western Japan to Tai-
less, if not indifferent, when it comes to wan, the Philippines, parts of Borneo
United Nations as an integral part protecting our best interests? and the coasts of Vietnam. Chinas
of the Philippines continental nine-dash line is the southern part of
shelf. From Chinas perspective, It all boils that arc. It is clear that Chinas construc-
down to accidents of geography. Like tion of military installations on islands,
Lets not be naive: US Secretary of Pakistan, the Philippines lies in the atolls, and other features in the South
State Rex Tillersons threat during his direct path of Chinas existential impera- China-Philippine Sea are intended to
recent visit to Seoul, that Washington tives. Thats why Beijing is willing to deny America and its allies control of
is prepared to use preemptive nuclear offer what America failed to extend: those waters and choke points, through
strikes against North Korea, is also an $51 billion worth of soft loans and which $5 trillion worth of maritime trade
undisguised warning to China to stop infrastructure projects to Islamabad and passes annually.
its aggressive illegal incursions in the $24 billion of similar goodies to Manila. Second: control of the second island
region. Similarly, it is a code notice Considering the extremely high stakes chain (eastern Japan to the Mariana
to government leaders taunting it that involved, Chinas economic assistance islands, Guam, eastern Philippines and
to the Philippines looks paltry and one- Indonesia). The late Adm. Liu Huaqu-
sided. ing, known as the father of the Chinese
A quick look at a topographic map Navy, expected China to break out
shows the importance of both countries into the Pacific through that chain by
to Chinas survival and global designs: 2020; by 2050 he envisioned China to
China is actually a narrow coastal state, be a true superpower and empire, just
far smaller than most people think. The like America. Its small wonder Chinese
bulk of its population, cities, industries, vessels have been spotted mapping our
and ports are situated in that (only) Benham Rise waters.
verdant place in China: its eastern sec- Third: the ambitious China-Pakistan
tion, within 500 miles from the coasts. economic corridor that China is build-
The rest of the country is hostile to life ing, stretching from southern Xinjiangs
and material progressfrom the tower- torturous, terrorist-plagued mountains
ing mountain ranges of the Himalayas to the Pakistani port of Gwadar that will
in the southern part to vast deserts and cut travel to the Middle East by 12,000
arid plains in the western and northern kilometers. Once operational, that route,
regions. Those places are natural barriers part of Chinas one belt, one road
and deterrents to would-be invaders, as maritime strategy, is designed to kill two
long as Beijing maintains order in res- birds with one stone: perk up Chinas
tive Xinjiang and Tibet. sputtering economy with new markets
and prevent America from collapsing
Chinas real vulnerability is along its Chinas economy if, in the event of war,
soft eastern coastal side where eight of it decides to close the vital Malacca
the worlds busiest ports are located. Strait.
That coastal vulnerability was exposed That, in a nutshell, sums up the Chi-
in the 19th century when rapacious nese hegemonic game plan. The Philip-
Western powers repeatedly invaded the pine side is much simpler to explain: to
Middle Kingdom and submitted it to extend a begging bowl to Beijing and
humiliating commercial conditions. The beat our chest to proudly show off our
opium war of that infamous period modest economic gains. In short, to hell
tells it all. with national pride and national interest.
Now, China is content not only to
survive but also to dominate the global Narciso Reyes Jr. (ngreyes1640@
stage. How? By breaking out of the en- hotmail.com) is an international book
circlement of powerful naval and other author and former diplomat. He lived in
military forces that the United States Beijing in 1978-81 as bureau chief of the
deployed around China after World War Philippine News Agency.
II to contain the spread of communism.

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Spiritual Life
Half My Life:
The Testimony of a Father and his Special Needs Child
by Joseph Lim
31st INSTALLMENT this data in order to be better informed Regardless of how anyone reacts, we difficult for him. This goes in line with
of the patients condition so that he can press on. This is nonstop activity for us, his difficulty in reading comprehension.
render an accurate diagnosis and provide and it can be emotionally wearisome in- Once he leaps over that hurdle, then
CHAPTER 10 the proper treatment. What Im trying to deed. Still, we gain a brief peace of mind maybe the word problems will become
April 2, 2017: 5th Sunday of Lent Biggest Concerns
get at is you need to be able to precisely
explain whats bothering you.
with every small pocket of progress in
Jordans communication abilities, and
easier. Sequencing of events. When
shown some pictures of an activity,

From Grief to Belief

Otherwise, you may get the wrong thats all the motivation we need to keep Jordan would be tasked to place them
treatment or be prescribed the wrong going. His life depends on it. in the right sequence based on whats
Communication medication. Now imagine being hurt drawn. For example, a boy sees an
Joke of the week: The grief-stricken says that complaining goes back to our yet unable to explain to others exactly Academic Struggles apple tree, then he picks an apple, then
man threw himself across the grave and ancestors cry for help and means to what the problem is. You want to tell he cleans the apple, then finally he eats
cried bitterly, My life, how senseless it warn their tribe when it is threatened. I remember being in a chiropractors them everything, but due to limita- the apple. Ive heard from his teachers
is! How worthless is everything about We mammals are a squealing species. office a long time ago and reading tions in your social and communication and behavioral interventionists at home
Picture yourself traveling uphill on
me because you are gone. If only you We talk about things that bother us as a through some of the questionnaires skills, you cant. Even some of the most that hes just about mastered this game.
a slight incline. Everything is going
hadn't died, if only fate had not been way of getting help or seeking a posse to and forms that patients are required to trivial aspects of your affliction, youre To be honest though, I dont think so.
smoothly for several miles until all of
so cruel as to take you from this world, mount a counterattack, It makes a big fill out prior to seeing the doctor. The incapable of describing. You cant It seems to me hes just memorized the
sudden, you hit roadblocksome sort
how different everything would have difference when, how and to whom the information being sought was quite verbalize what caused the pain. You sequence after looking through the same
of obstacle that stops you dead in your
been. A clergyman happened by and complaint is directed. Right complaint detailed. For example, there would be an cant explain when it started. You cant pictures over again numerous times. So
tracks. Maybe its a sheer rock face or a
to soothe the man he offered a prayer. gains sympathy, connectivity and atten- outline drawing of a human body, and describe its intensity. You cant convey in my opinion, theres still a lot more
mud brick wall or a large body of water
Afterward he said, I assume the person tion, especially for someone with high the patient would be instructed to point what relieves it and so onget the idea? work to do here.
or other obstruction of some sort. In
lying beneath this mound of earth was self-esteem whose message is, Take to the area in the back where the pain This would be frustrating to say the least In each of these cases, its already
other words, after progressing so well
someone of great importance to you. notice, for I really matter. According is felt the most. Then they are asked to but probably more accurately described frustrating just for us to deal with, but
for so long, you have reached a point
Importance? Indeed it was, moaned to Barbara Held, a psychology profes- describe if the pain is sharp or dull, if it as a total nightmare. Communication I cant even begin to conceive how the
where you are unable to go any further.
the man. It's my wife's first husband! sor at Bowdoin College, Its important is throbbing or maintained at a constant is necessary for survival. It is vital that poor kid must be feeling as hes being
There are areas in Jordans academic
to learn how to tell friends and family level, if it is radiating or stationary. If you are able to properly relay to others flooded with lessons. Now of course,
development that are analogous to that
Scripture: First Reading: Ezekiel when youre upset. If you dont, you it is radiating, then which direction? when youre hurt or hungry or thirsty or dont get me wrong here. We are more
illustration. He would be doing very
37: 12-14. In this passage the prophet end up alone in your pain. Complaints Or is the pain spreading outward in a mad or sad or frustrated or need help or than pleased by how much Jordan has
well but then come across an area that
envisions the troubled people of Israel can be healing. On the other hand, circular pattern? Does the pain go away when youre in danger. Otherwise, the progressed in these areas thus far. We
he cannot seem to surpass. Such that no
in Babylonian exile. The exiles are overdramatized complainers turn people at all, even when the position of the consequences can be unfavorable at best consider it a blessing that hes gotten
matter how often we work with him on
compared to dry bones in the valley but off, because they just want to kvetch, not body is changed? What types of physi- and even deadly at worst, depending on where he is. And certainly, well keep
a particular concept, he just cant grasp
restored back to life through the life- to listen and take advice. cal activities intensify the pain? How the situation. Unfortunately for Jordan, trying; well continue to think of ways
it. Im curious if other children with his
giving Spirit of God. This proves that long has this back pain been present he doesnt possess that capability to the for him to break through each ob-
condition encounter similar challenges.
God has not forgotten his promise that Mary Magdalene is another woman and what exactly triggered it? Thats level he needs to endure on his own. stacle. Weve received plenty of advice
Reading comprehension. Jordan can
he would bring back Israel to the Prom- who had shed tears for Jesus. After the certainly a lot of questions to answer. Sure he can vocalize when hes hungry and suggestions from well-meaning
read really well. Hes gotten so good
ised Land. Second Reading: Romans crucifixion, Mary went to the cemetery But I recognize that the doctor needs all or thirsty, so thats a good thing. How- folksteachers, counselors, friends, and
that he can actually keep up with the
8: 8-11. The Spirit of God who raised to pay respect to the entombed Jesus. ever, thats not the case when it comes captions on the television. He can read family. Some of their ideas are good and
Jesus from the dead is alive with the She was in tears when she saw an empty to pain and danger. Many times, Jordan relatively long passages and decent- creative. Some worked; some didnt.
believers. Through baptism the believers tomb. She probably thought that the would come to me and my wife crying, sized childrens books. The struggle, But were willing to try just about
have received the Spirit of God and even
though their mortal bodies would perish,
soldiers stole his body. Weeping, she
asked the undertaker where he had Adore My and he would not be able to tell us why.
He wont even point to the general part
however, is in the comprehension.
When asked questions about a passage
anything if it makes sense. If only one
out of a hundred attempts pans out for

the Spirit is eternally alive. Gospel: John taken the Lords body. Her emotional of the body where he feels hurt, if any. hes read, he can answer some of them Jordans benefit, it would be worth all
11: 1-45. What makes the resuscitation tears made clearer her vision and saw We would have to ask him literally as long as the question is phrased with the effort. As the saying goes, Yard by
of Lazarus from other such cases as the the Risen Lord. Likewise, Jesus sent his dozens of questions before we can figure exact or similar wording as written in yard, its really hard. But inch by inch,
raising of Jairus daughter and of the message with crooked lines to Mary, out the location of a bruise or bump or the passage. That way, he can search its a cinch. Well, maybe its not really
only son of the widow of Naim is the Martha and the mourners at Bethany. cut. Or wed have to feel around his for the words or patterns. On the other a cinch in our case, but well never give
strategic and theological place of this Through their tears, lament, grief, gripe Meditation: head for any swelling, maybe roll up up. Any tiny step forward is a milestone
hand, if there is too much deviation
event. St, John situated this event at and disappointment, they learned that he his sleeves to see if theres a scrape or in the words, he wont get the answer. in our eyes.
the final journey of Jesus to Judea and is the resurrection and the life; who- Jesus looked at me and said, insect bite, etc. Moreover, many times Moreover, he cannot retell a story. He
Jerusalem as he prepares himself for his ever believes in me, even if he dies, will Souls perish in spite of My bit- we would find such wounds on his just draws a blank when asked to do so. (To be continued)
death and resurrection. live. (John 11:25) Faith in Jesus is the ter Passion. I am giving them body after he returns home from school. This is a huge impediment that we need
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Martha complained to Jesus. The grief blind Bartimaeus, the Syro-Phoenician is, the Feast of My Mercy. If dont know if he fell and hurt himself or Jordan knows the monetary value of
of Mary and Martha was so overwhelm- woman, who had an unstoppable men- they will not adore My mercy, if somebody else hurt him or something American coins, e.g., a quarter equals to To read the complete book, go to:
ing it made them not only to complain, struation, Jairus and his daughter or the they will perish for all eternity. else. So then wed ask the teachers, twenty-five cents, a dime equals to ten http://asianjournalusa.com/complete-
but also to rebuke Jesus. Pope Francis centurion and his servant was the reason and if they claim ignorance, then wed cents, a nickel equals to five cents, and a book-half-my-life-the-testimony-of-a-
on April 4, 2013 at a Mass with staff for their miraculous healing. Secretary of My mercy, write, never find out. This is a terrible thing father-and-his-special-p14359-95.htm
penny equals to one cent. He also knows
members from the Domus Romana Sac- tell souls about this great mercy for a parent to undergothe feeling of how to add these values correctly if the
erdotalis, residence and guesthouse for Jesus woke up Lazarus (in Hebrew of Mine, because the awful day, not knowing how your child got hurt. numbers are lined up vertically as in a
clergy, preached that complaining too Elzr, Eleazar, God has helped). It the day of My justice, is near Furthermore, many times Jordan would math problem. However, when hes pre-
much dashes hope and prevents us from is that easy, because Jesus also wept out blurt out words or phrases that would sented with a number of coins, whether
seeing Jesus. On another occasion in his of his love and compassion for Mary, (Diary, 965). cause us to cringe or raise our eyebrows. real coins or just pictures, he is unable to

Prayer to
daily Mass homily at the Vaticans Saint Martha and Lazarus. When our words Again, he would not be able to tell us determine their total value without aid.
Martha house on Sep 30, 2014, he spoke become our tears and tears become our where he heard it or who told it to him. Weve worked on this for years, with

St Michael
about Jobs complaining and cursing the words, God hears and responds to us. It would be another mystery wed need very little improvement realized. Add to
day in which he was born. The pontiff The cemetery that symbolizes death My Prayer Response: to solve. As a parent, all this can be very that word problems involving money,
asked, But is this man blaspheming? acquires a new meaning of life. The trying and extremely disheartening. To and its almost fruitless for him to try.
the Archangel
This is my question: Is this man who is tears of Mary Magdalene made her see Thank You, Jesus, for Your stern Jordan, very maddening Im sureno
warning about Your gift of the Feast Were hoping that once Jordan simply
so very alone, blaspheming? Is it blas- the Life of the world. Similarly, the grief wonder he acts out. Its his way of learns to count money, the rest of the
phemy when Jesus complains Father, of Mary and Martha turned into joy of Mercy. By a sovereign act of Your expressing his frustration when he cant
Mercy, draw mankind to adore Your money math concepts will follow for
why have You forsaken me? This is the because of their belief in Jesus. get his message through. Additionally him. Estimating/rounding. Mathemat-
mystery. great mercy lest they perish for all worrisome for us is the possibility that
eternity. Have mercy, O Lord! ics is kind of so-so for Jordan. There are
Quotation of the week: All are equal this communication difficulty for Jordan some things that hes progressed well
Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., a psy- in death and in taxes. Anonymous. would continue on to adulthood. What on, such as addition and most subtrac-
*Diary passages with bolded words are
chologist at the University of Louisville, Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina if, as an adult, he really did feel aches tion problems. Hes also improving in
Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987 in his back or joints or gut and doesnt his memorization of the times tables.
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep- tell us? Or even worse, as a full-grown One area, however, that he has yet to
The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine man, what if he experiences dizziness grasp is estimation and rounding. When

especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on or chest pains or shortness of breath and asked to round to the nearest tenths, hun-
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina cannot articulate his trouble? Whats dredths, ones, tens, or hundreds, etc., he t. Michael
by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010 more, as a diabetic, its absolutely vital
that Jordans blood sugar level remain
usually has no clue without our prompt- the Archangel,
Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one ing. However, using the number line
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God. within a safe range. Most people with has helped him understand a little better defend us in battle.
diabetes can sort of tell when their blood lately, so well keep at thatthough
On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which sugar is a bit off, but Jordan cant. And if hes still got a long way to go. Clock Be our defense against
was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938). he could, hes not able to convey it. The problems. After much hard work, Jordan the wickedness and snares
thought of the worst possible outcome learned how to tell time with an analog
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
for any of these situations truly frightens clock. One thing that still confuses him of the Devil.
Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of us. Improving Jordans communica- though is how to interpret the hour hand. May God rebuke him,
the whole world. tion skills is one of our topmost priority When the little hand gets closer to the we humbly pray,
items that we are working on with him next hour, Jordan will often incorrectly
On the Hail Mary beads say: constantly. As we live on with our daily and do thou,
round up. The school has tried using
activities, whether at home or in public, pictures of clocks with past minutes O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
on us and on the whole world.
we are always looking for opportunities shaded, but this hasnt helped with the by the power of God,
for Jordan to communicate, to express issue of the wrong hour. Furthermore, thrust into hell Satan,
his feelings, to verbalize his observa- Jordan doesnt understand terms such
In conclusion say three times:
tions, to talk to others, and to even ask
and all the evil spirits,
as quarter past, quarter to, and
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, questions. Some people gladly com- half past. All these things make word
who prowl about the world
have mercy on us and on the whole world. ply. Some even play along. Many are problems involving time extremely seeking the ruin of souls.Amen..
indifferent, and some arent nice at all.

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.
Preliminary Architectural Concept by DOMUS Studio Visit www.divinemercyhills.org
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La Jolla Music Society Presents Black Grace
accomplished choreographers. Born in
Wellington and of Samoan heritage, Mr.
Ieremia was raised in a tough working
class neighborhood in a country focused
more on sporting prowess and agricul-
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program. In his final year of training, he
joined the prestigious Douglas Wright
Dance Company whom he worked for
until 1996. As a freelance professional
dancer Mr. Ieremia worked with many Tutoo ba ang narinig ko na ayaw mo na
other leading New Zealand choreogra- Abay kung ganuon eh di tumigil ka na nga
phers and created a number of com-
missioned works. Motivated to provide
Pero sana na lamang sa pagbalik mo dito
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voice in the dance scene, Mr. Ieremia
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in 1995. Numerous firsts for a New Sa mga panahong tila ba punong bubuwal
Zealand choreographer include sold-out
performances at Jacobs Pillow Dance Na ang pag- aayaw ang siyang lang tanging lunas
Festival (U.S. debut 2004 and 2005) and Siya lamang paraan problema ay malulutas
performances at the renowned Cervan-
tino Festival in Mexico. Among his Maraming beses sa pagbuo ng mga bagay
many other achievements, Mr. Ieremia
has received a 2005 Arts Foundation of Hina ng loob siyang malimit na kaakbay
New Zealand Laureate Award. In 2015, Ikaw baga ito, tanungin mo ang sarili
Mr. Ieremia received a City of Porirua Magbago ka na, sayang ang ganda mong lalaki
APRIL 8 AT SPRECKELS THEATRE world, and is followed by Mother works that reach across social, cultural Anniversary Award and the Senior
SAN DIEGO, CA La Jolla Mother, a tribute to Mr. Ieremias and generational barriers. The work Pacific Artist Award from Creative New
itself is highly physical, rich in the story Zealand. Most recently, Mr Ieremia was Tandaan, hindi nagwawagi ang umaayaw
Music Societys 2016-17 Season own mother. telling traditions of the South Pacific appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Huwag kang makikinig sa kanilang kantiyaw
Dance Series closes with Black and expressed with raw finesse, unique Order of Merit for services to dance. At kung ikaw ay umayaw ano ang kasunod
Grace at Spreckels Theatre on The program closes with As Night beauty and power. Since its inception, About La Jolla Music Society
Falls set entirely to music by Vivaldi. Masigabong tuksuhan baka di mo malunok
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Mr. Ieremia was inspired while listening contemporary dance in New Zealand presenters of world-class performing
Zealands foremost contempo- to old gospel records: I was reminded arts, La Jolla Music Society contributes Ang gusto kong makita sa iyo ay tagumpay
and turned Black Grace into one of the
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brings a striking performance of a kid. As Night Falls is my very small brands. The Company features some of round through a rich variety of presen-
exchange of beauty for ashes, oil of joy New Zealands finest dancers and tours Nais kong mamalas ka na palaging masaya
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and internationally to Europe, Japan, the 2016-17 Season, La Jolla Music So-
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U F A N D A, Inc.
case of foreign invasion. from October 24 to November 7, 2016
in a remote area with a battalion of
Failing, however, to keep his promise NPAs on guard. That the AFP not being
to curb the drug menace in the coun- aware of this huge gathering for two
weeks tells us how they could be blind
try despite his murderous Operation
Tokhang, to thwart criminality, and to the revolutionaries movements. That United Filipino-American Nutritionists & Dietitians Association, Inc.
eradicate graft and corruption in the a battalion of NPAs could be deployed
government within six months after as sentinels tells us that they are really Founded on April 25, 1992
being assuming presidency, he started now a far cry from how they started in
to dangle the sword of martial law early
on and has gotten more serious about
1969. Founders: Cynthia Cruz, RDN, Frine Domingo, RDN, Ninfa Guzman, RD
declaring it recently. Juxtaposed in the
context of the ongoing armed struggle
One would expect that in this con-
gress, the CPP would have assessed the Teresita Mejia, RD, Estrella Mijares, M.S., RDN, CLE
of the Communist Party of the Philip- movements progressed, would have
pines (CPP) and its armed New Peoples identified their strength and weaknesses,
Army (NPA), he also said Rebellion, and would have resolved to carry on
insurrection? Wala yan. I said, you with what they believe in. They would
just declare war against them. In light, have resolved not to lose the grip on
however of the recent use of bombs their guns despite the continuing peace
to flatten mountains to pulbos the process specially if the peace process
NPAs upon his order, there appears no fails to justify its being to identity the
need to declare martial law. It is already root causes of the armed conflict which
happening. are foreign domination, landlessness March 18, 2017
of the peasants, lack or absence of indus-
Its just a question of formality. trialization, among others which must
be resolved.
In a series of recent speeches, Mr. Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Duterte has repeatedly said martial law With all these said, should Duterte de-
may be needed to save his nation of 100 clare martial law despite the peace pro-
million people from descending into cess, he would only turn himself as the The United Filipino- American Nutritionists and Dietitians Association (UFANDA) was
drug, crime and terrorism-induced anar- best recruiter for the NPAs which, in the founded on April 25, 1992, with the primary goal of assisting Registered Filipino Dietitians
chy. He is also keen in having to change context of the revolutionary movement, to become US Registered Dietitians by preparing them for the written Board examination in
the provisions of the constitution where rendering martial law really useless. the US. UFANDA has successfully achieved that goal with many of its members. UFANDA
the congress and the supreme court will has also funded scholarship projects, provided continuing education of the members, spon-
have no say in martial laws declaration.
He wants that to be the sole prerogative sored health fairs for good nutrition, journals donated to libraries, and c o n t r i b u t i o n s
of the president. made to charitable projects.
When this happens, Dictator Ferdinand
Marcos will look like a saint compared
C.A.R. opposes To continue our ongoing educational and charitable projects, we are soliciting ads for the
to Duterte. While barging into homes
( Continued from page 8 ) souvenir program for our 25th Anniversary:
without warrants and dismantling of AB 982, introduced in the Assembly
democratic institutions like the mass on February 16, 2017, would make Inside full page ad - $100
media would be a common occurrence, significant changes to the C.A.R.-
sponsored Ellis Act, which provides a Inside half page ad - $60
Duterte would be worse dictator than
his would-be predecessor. Consider that process for landlords who wish to take Inside back cover - $200 sold c/o Estrelle
Marcos had reportedly tortured 34,000; rental properties off the market. Current Back cover - $250 -sold c/o Estrelle
incarcerated 70,000; and had salvaged law allows local governments to require
or killed 3,240 individuals. In October, that landlords give certain notice of their
intent to remove their units from the
Please make your check payable to UFANDA by March 26, 2017, and mail to 17919 Calle
2016, it has been reported that at least
700,000 drug pushers and addicts have rental market, in addition to any notice Barcelona Rowland Heights, CA 91748.
surrendered to the police and military required by law or under the rental
since Rodrigo Duterte took over as the agreement. For most units, that notice to Email camera ready ad, pdf, colored photo to: angelstar73@earthlink.net
president of the Philippines. He has the local government entity is 120 days. (note: jpeg can be submitted and we will convert to pdf).
joked that he regretted he cannot kill For units occupied by tenants aged 62
them all because the final report on their and over or who have a disability, and
killings would be enormous. Without have occupied the unit for one year or Come join us and reconnect with your colleagues to our 25th anniversary celebration with
martial law, close to 8,000 had been re- longer, the landlord is required to give dinner dance (formal attire) on Saturday, April 22. 2017 at 6 pm to midnight to be held at the Pa-
ported to have already put to death under one years notice of their intent to take cific Palms Hotel, City of Industry, Ca. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $60 per person.
Dutertes watch. Many of these are those the unit off the rental market. AB 982
would require one years notice anytime Please RSVP your tickets by March 26, 2017 by emailing UFANDA or calling us. Kindly let us
who have been identified because they
surrendered. This means that Duterte a landlord wants to get out of the rental know your questions.
had already killed 5,000 more than housing business.
Marcos. No more tortures, just killed Thank you for your kind assistance as we look forward to your reply.
with impunity. AB 982 is near identical to AB 1171
(Ammiano) of 2010, which C.A.R.
And he is still at it with apparent no let strongly opposed. However, AB 982 Yours truly,
up because he had said that it is going actually attempts to go further than AB
to be harsh and bloody. We will not stop 1171, which would have applied the Estrelle B. Mijares Ninfa Guzman
until the last drug lord, addict, or drug one-year notice requirement to all rental
units intended to be removed from the Cell (562) 972-5675 Cell (626) 695-9218
user is killed or put under the ground.
And after he did not meet his six market but only where one of those
months timetable, he has not set another units was occupied by a senior citizen
period for when he would stop because or person with a disability. C.A.Rs
per him, as reported in December 16, opposition to AB 1171 holds true for AB
2016, there are 4M drug addicts in the 982, in that this measure would discour-
Philippines. age investment in rental housing, affect
property values and cause substantial
And that is why martial law should be financial loss to rental property owners.
just around the corner.
AB 982, entirely contradictory to long-
Furthermore, despite ongoing peace standing C.A.R. policy, will be strongly
talks between the Philippine Govern- opposed. The bill has been referred to
ment and the National Democratic Front the Assembly Housing and Community
of the Philippines (NDFP) and intermit- Development Committee, but has not
tent ceasefires, Duterte said that we had yet been assigned a hearing date.
been warring for 50 years, I can give
you 50 years more. He actually recently
escalated the attacks against the NPAs
with the use of the newly purchased
FA-50 bomber jets like they are just his
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Filipino bike enthusiasts create hubless motorcycle


Without a guide to speak of,
an all-Ilocano group creates
a fully-functional hubless
motorcycle, showing Filipino
ingenuity and resourcefulness
at its finest
Raisa Serafica, Rappler.com |

LAOAG, 3/23/2017 Filipino
ingenuity and resourcefulness at
its finest.
This was how online users described
the photo of a customized hubless mo-
torcycle that went viral on social media
on Sunday, March 18.
The motorcycle that could rival the
worlds best was created by OttoJworkz, Abiang, who was behind the design and Abiang said.
an all-Ilocano group composed of 7 customization of the motorcycle. While hubless wheels are not a new
bike enthusiasts. It is owned by Jayjay invention, the mechanics behind a func-

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Among the bikes features are the They worked on the motorcycle in their
intricately carved fairings, an acrylic According to the group, they were own garages because they don't own a
seat that glows in the dark, manually inspired by international models of hub- repair shop.
produced sprocket, and lighted wheels. less motorcycles. The problem is, they "The one our group created is actually
But the bikes most remarkable feature said, many hubless models are not fit for a product of our collective ideas on how

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is its wheels. With hubless wheels, the riding. to fabricate, customize, and make the
bike rolls even without the standard Without a guide to consult, this was bike work. We all worked hard together
spokes. what they tried to address in their model. to make it happen, Abiang said.
Hubless, from the word itself, doesnt "We based the design on what we see According to Earos Ramos, their group
have a hub. The middle, or where the in international pages...We considered spent more than a month only to align
axle is usually located, is hollow. The
axle is where sprockets and belts are
making a version that's Filipino-made.
While there are a few hubless versions
the bike properly. Ramos served as the
financer and producer of the OttoJworkz. Precision Tax is a Filipino owned
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without the hub, according to Jheremy fully-functioning hubless motorcycle," ( Continued on page 12 )

Bago pa man magsimula ang lahat, suko and China. However, he stressed that
na si Pang. Duterte. At ito ay kapalit friendship with other nations does not
ng ano? Mga short-term investments mean you will compromise the countrys
( Continued from page 1 ) at loans na sa huli ay gigipitin lang din national interest and security.
investments and loans in exchange for tayo at itatali sa mga utang? Alejano Alejano filed the first impeachment
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patungkol sa West Philippine Sea ay hamak makikinabang ang ating bansa at suspected of being drug pushers, drug
desidido na ang pangulo na wala tayong ating mga saling-lahi, he added. users and/or committing other crimes in
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