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August 25-31, 2017

Rody, US Pacom chief discuss Marawi conict


Duterte faces nationwide revolt
over drugs war after killing of
schoolboy sparks outrage
Reprinted fromThe Telegraph, shot three times by undercover
8/22/2017 -- A horrifying image police officers, have been too
of a schoolboy being dragged to much to bear.
a violent death in a dirty alley- His killing last week has united
way has galvanised the Philip- the public, senior politicians
pines against a brutal state-led and the Catholic Church into the
war on drugs that has killed over most significant sweep of mass
12,500 people in the last year. protests since President Rodrigo
For a nation now largely im- Duterte pushed for a savage
mune to the bloodied corpses of crackdown on drugs after his
alleged small time drugs us- election last June.
ers and dealers dumped on the Most of the 12,500 casualties Admiral Harry Harris, Jr
streets, the graphic reports of
the final moments of Kian Delos
have been killed by masked as-
sassins. An estimated 3,500 have Destiny
Heaven
Philstar.com | MANILA,
Santos, 17, who was allegedly ( Continued on page 12 ) 8/24/2017 - Admiral Harry
Harris Jr., commander of the
Aguirre says evidence in Kian's US Pacific Command, met with
President Duterte the other day to
killing shows foul play Chapter 28 of "Destiny: A continuing Philippine Story" by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
discuss the support of the United
States to the Philippine govern-
GMA News | MANILA, Kailanman ay isang napakalak- ment in the ongoing efforts to
8/24/2017 -- Justice Secretary ing tragedy 'yan sa mga pamilya end the conflict in Marawi City.
VItaliano Aguirre II on Friday ni Kian. Hindi po natin tino- Darren, together with his cousin, Freddie and uncle, Mario, rushed to the prison hospital upon
Harris visited the Philippines
said that evidence in the killing tolerate 'yan. As a matter of fact, learning about the stabbing of his father. Rodney was still in the operating room when they arrived.
from Aug. 23 to 24 to meet with
of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos we condemn it and as a matter After an hour the doctor who operated on him came out to meet them.
Philippine military and govern-
Santos indicated that there was of fact, isa ang NBI [National Hes still in critical condition, he told the young boy. We will know if he would be okay after 24
ment leaders.
foul play made by the policemen Bureau of Investigation], al- hours. In the meantime, theres nothing you can do here. I suggest you go home and pray.
involved. though kami hindi nakakatutok Can we see him?
During the meeting with the
In an interview on GMA News' sa war on drugs, sa mga drug You cannot enter the room, for it is sanitized and might be contaminated with your presence.
President at Malacaang, Harris
Unang Balita, Aguirre clarified crime, inatasan ko po ang NBI na The trio returned to the party and told Mimi and her parents Rodneys condition. Miguel gathered
discussed the interoperability of
that he does not tolerate nor con- magkaroon ng parallel investiga- everyone, asking them to pray for Rodneys recovery.
the Philippine and US militaries
done such incident. This came tion sapagkat mga pulis nga po The gesture overwhelmed Darren and Freddie. Mimis family hardly knew Rodney. In fact those
as well as threats in the region.
after Aguirre drew the ire of ang involved," Aguirre said. who knew him when he was living in the neighborhood with his departed wife Maura would have
On Wednesday, he participated
senators over his pronouncement "...Very clear na sa mga ebiden- known him as a swindler and an unsavory character, yet they steadfastly and sincerely prayed for his
in a wreath-laying ceremony at
that the killing of Delos Santos siya ay talagang merong foul safety. Darren was crying as he prayed, grateful that through his cousin Freddie, whom he and his
the Libingan ng mga Bayani in
was "blown out of proportion." ( Continued on page 6 )
( Continued on page 8 ) Taguig City to honor the sacrifice
"Ang kamatayan ay kamatayan. and bravery of the Filipino mili-
tary heroes buried there.
Law students in Baguio light Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health and He also met with Defense Sec-
retary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed
candles for Kian, victims of killings Wellness becomes Live Well San Diego Partner Forces of the Philippines chief
Gen. Eduardo Ao and Foreign
tims of extra-judicial killings. Affairs Secretary Alan Peter
Part of the protest was the blind- Cayetano.
folding of one student, on whose Among the focus of Harris
neck a cardboard sign "nanlaban" meetings were the upcoming
was hung, followed by a rendi- bilateral engagements, recent aid
tion of the popular Buklod song, and military assistance the US
"Tatsulok" -- the words of which government has provided to the
closely represent Kian's fate. Philippines and opportunities for
Francisco Arzadon, governor of additional US support in Marawi.
Justin Aguilar, ABS-CBN News the Student Body of UB School Yesterday, Harris traveled to
| BAGUIO CITY, 8/25/2017 of Law, said they believe in func- Zamboanga City to meet Lt. Gen.
Law students held a candle- tional democracy and added that Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of the
lighting protest at the University Duterte's drug war has no space Western Mindanao Command.
of Baguio (UB) on Wednesday in a democracy governed by law. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Westmincom
to call for justice for 17-year old ( Continued on page 9 ) A representative from the SD County HHSA with members of Kalusugan + Kalakasan Center for Health and Wellness Executives at
( Continued on page 15 )
Kian delos Santos and other vic- the Strategic Planning Retreat (Story on page 4)



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Life and Other Matters


Healthcare Humanitarian Projects in the Philippines
CESAR D. CANDARI MD FCAP This writer actively participated in succinctly expressed by Dr. Abay as
Emeritus this Summit and became an officer as follows:
An American A SUMMIT MEETING of
member of the Advisory Board. It was
a crusade for unity of Fil-Am Expats in 1) Make Medical/Surgical Missions
tourist Filipino - American physician
leaders, para-medical, other
the U.S. and Canada, to embark upon
a strong, coordinated, and continued
commitment with a unified one voice to
more efficient and sustainable.
2) Establish and develop working
Partnerships with Philippine government
health advocates, and the For- serve our poor Kababayan to share and its agencies with clearly defined
San Diego, California make millions!" rest house in Batangas province in the eign Medical-Surgical Mission our expertise and resources with our projects.
February 7, 2004 "Millions? Really? And after that?" Philippines to spend his weekend fish- deep selfless love for a wiser and more 3) Connect and collaborate with as
"After that you'll be able to retire, live ing. One time, while on a boat fishing (FSMM) took place in Rich-
effective healthcare services to the needy many Fil-Am groups and organizations
A friend of mine sent me this in a tiny village near the coast, sleep with the caretaker of his rest house, he mond, Virginia, on September 19, Filipinos at this time in our historyit (US, Canada and elsewhere) as possible.
story via the Internet, which I late, play with your children, catch a said: 2015. At this meeting the Filipino was to spur the creation of MORE EF- 4) Encourage our Youth and Young
few fish, take a siesta, and spend your "Alam mo, Abdon. Na-iinggit ako sa American Initiative to Transform FECTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES Adults to visit the Philippines, discover
would like to share. evenings drinking and enjoying your iyo. Walang complication ang buhay TO THE NEEDY FILIPINOS. their roots, learn about their culture and
friends." mo, pa-fishing-fishing ka lamang. (You our Homeland (F.A.I.T.H.) was
heritage first hand . Be inspired.
A boat docked in a tiny Mexi- know Abdon, I envy you. Your life has founded. The fundamental agenda of the Sum- 5) Encourage Fil-Am adults and retir-
can village. An American tourist Anecdote no complications. You just go fishing mit, led by both Dr. Boy Abay and Dr. ees to revisit and rekindle their Love of
everyday)." Eustachio Boy Abay MD, FACS Daniel C. Fabito discussed several issues Country.
complimented the Mexican fish- of Wichita , KS was elected president
This story reminds me of an anecdote I Sabi ni Abdon: "Eh, senyorito, bakit affecting Filipino-American physicians
erman on the quality of his fish often tell my friends whenever a similar hindi na lamang tumigil kayo dito at and Daniel Fabito of Las Vegas as Vice and organizations conducting surgical The following is a message by DR.
and asked how long it took him situation occurs. Horacio Borromeo, my mag-fishing-fishing na lamang? (Abdon President. FAITH became a subsidiary and medical missions to the Philippines. ABAY and his appeal for support of two
to catch them. "Not very long," other editor at Sunburst Magazine (aside said: Sir, why dont you just stay here of Filipino United Network, Inc. (FUN) healthcare projects in the Philippines.
from Max Soliven), had told me this an- and go fishing every day like me?)" a 501-C3 Foundation in the U.S w/ EIN Jose L. Cusia, Jr., the Ambassador of
answered the Mexican. # 261-71-7446 whose president is Philip
ecdote. Horace was like a father to me. Sabi ni Marcos Roces: "Naloloko ka the Republic of the Philippines to the DEAR COLLEAGUES, FAMILY
"But then, why didn't you stay He used to be a columnist of the Manila na ba? Papaano ko ma-aafford ang mag- S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS from Las United States, attended. AND FRIENDS:
out longer and catch more?" Chronicle. I learned a lot from him on fishing dito kung hindi ako kakayod sa Vegas, NV.
( Continued on page 4 )
asked the American. The Mexi- being a better writer and editor. Maynila? (Are you insane? How can We agreed on the overall agenda
can explained his small catch was afford to go fishing like this if I dont
According to him, Marcos Roces, a work hard in Manila?)"
sufficient to meet his needs and

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Health & Wellness


Tai chi may help prevent falls in Take a coffee or tea break to
older and at-risk adults protect your liver
New study indicates that drinking even a few cups a day may
- Science Daily therapy and low intensity exercise) on prevent hardening of the liver
risk of falls in at-risk and older adults.
There was high-quality evidence that Chronic liver diseases rank as mechanism is unknown but it is thought
An analysis of published studies that coffee exerts anti-oxidant effects.
tai chi significantly reduced the rate the 12th cause of death world-
indicates that tai chi may help re- of falls by 43% compared with other We were curious to find out whether cof-
wide and many of these disorders fee consumption would have a similar
duce the number of falls in both interventions at short-term follow-up
are associated with unhealthy
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for
effect on liver stiffness measurements
the older adult population and at- (less than 12 months) and by 13% at
long-term follow-up (more than 12 lifestyles. Conversely, a healthier in individuals without chronic liver
risk adults. The findings, which disease."
lifestyle can help prevent or re-
Health and Wellness becomes
months). Regarding injurious falls, there
are published in the Journal of was some evidence that tai chi reduced Data was gathered on 2,424 partici-
verse liver disease. Liver-related pants of the Rotterdam study, a large
the American Geriatrics Society, risk by 50% over the short term and by
mortality is closely related to the
LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO PARTNER offer a simple and holistic way to 28% over the long term. Tai chi did not population-based cohort study including
seem to influence when an older or at- development of cirrhosis, the participants 45 years or older living in a
prevent injuries. suburb of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
risk adult was likely to experience their final consequence of progressive
first injurious fall. All participants underwent an exten-
Proclamation by San Diego Please join me in applauding Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice fibrosis, i.e. scarring of the liver sive physical work-up, including data
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health focused on flexibility and whole body "Tai chi practice may be recommended resulting from chronic inflamma-
County Supervisor Greg Cox and Wellness for the outstanding work coordination that promotes harmonized to prevent falls in at-risk adults and collection for anthropometrics, blood
older adults. The length of the interven- tion. sampling, hepatological imaging using
you do every day. motion in space. Previous research abdominal ultrasound and Fibroscan,
July 8, 2017 has shown that tai chi is an effective tions ranged from 12 to 26 weeks. The
Time: 11:45 AM Thank you! According to a new study published in which quantitatively measures liver
[Photo of a representative from the SD exercise to improve balance control and frequency of the 1-hour sessions ranged
Location: 1936 Quivira Way, Suite G-7 from one to three times per week," said the Journal of Hepatology, researchers stiffness. In addition, they completed an
County HHSA with members of Kalusu- flexibility in older individuals. This sug- externally validated 389-item Food Fre-
- Marina Village gests that the practice might help protect Dr. Lomas-Vega. "Due to the small found that drinking coffee and herbal
gan + Kalakasan Center for Health and tea may protect against liver fibrosis, quency Questionnaire, which included
Wellness Executives at the Strategic against falls, which are a primary cause number of published studies, further
Good afternoon! I am Greg Cox, research is needed to investigate the ef- estimated as the degree of liver stiffness, detailed information on coffee and tea
Planning Retreat). of traumatic death for older adults. consumption.
County Supervisor for District 1. To investigate, Rafael Lomas-Vega, fect of tai chi on injurious falls and time which is high in extensive scarring of
to first fall." the liver. Because these beverages are Coffee and overall tea consump-
It is my pleasure to be here PhD of the University of Jan in Spain tion was divided into three categories:
today to recognize Kalusugan Kalakasan and his colleagues searched the medical popular, widely available, and inexpen-
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for sive, they could have the potential to none, moderate (0-3 cups per day), and
Center for Health and Wellness for the Health and Wellness becomes literature for relevant studies. The team Story Source:
become important in the prevention of frequent (more than 3 cups per day). Tea
wonderful work you do to promote a LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO PARTNER identified 10 randomized controlled consumption was categorized by herbal,
healthy, safe and thriving community, trials analysing the effect of tai chi Materials provided by Wiley. Note: advanced liver disease.
Content may be edited for style and "Over the past decades, we gradually green, or black tea and further into none
and to acknowledge you as the newest Speech by San Diego County Supervi- versus other treatments (such as physical (0) or any (>0) consumption.
Live Well San Diego partner. length. deviated towards more unhealthy habits,
sor Greg Cox including a sedentary lifestyle, de- Investigators found that frequent coffee
As most of you are aware, the July 8, 2017 consumption was significantly associ-
Healthcare
County launched Live Well San Diego creased physical activity, and consump-
Time: 11:45 AM tion of a 'Happy Diet'," explains lead ated with lower odds of high liver stiff-
in 2010 to improve the health and safety Location: 1936 Quivira Way, Suite G-7 HOPEBURST project is to take care ness values (8 kPa as proxy for liver
of all residents after being faced with the of poor Filipinos addicted to drugs and author Louise J. M. Alferink, MD, of
- Marina Village ( Continued from page 2 ) the Department of Gastroenterology and fibrosis), i.e. less scarring of the liver,
reality that more than half of San Diego Good afternoon! I am Greg Cox, offer a long term rehabilitation to their independent of lifestyle, metabolic, and
County residents die of preventable complete recovery. Hepatology, Erasmus MC University
County Supervisor for District 1. Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Neth- environmental traits. When they looked
chronic diseases. It is my pleasure to be here We realize you have been inundate
with donation requests and you have erlands, "This Happy Diet, also known at the whole range of liver stiffness val-
The Live Well San Diego today to recognize Kalusugan Kalakasan HOSPITAL ON WHEELS (HOW) is a ues, they found that both frequent coffee
vision is to improve the health and your own favorite charities you already fleet of six air-conditioned buses and one as the Western diet, is typically rich in
Center for Health and Wellness for the unhealthy foods including processed and any herbal tea consumption, even
safety of all residents, which encour- wonderful work you do to promote a support. 40-footer support container van fully
foods lacking nutrients and artificial sug- in small amounts, were significantly
ages healthy lifestyles, like exercising healthy, safe and thriving community, equipped that will benefit the poorest of associated with lower liver stiffness
regularly, eating healthy foods, and sup- We appeal to your kindness, generos- our poor who can not afford to pay for ars. This has led not only to an obesity
and to acknowledge you as the newest epidemic, but also to a rapid increase values. Finally, while no direct associa-
porting our communities in the areas of Live Well San Diego partner. ity and love for our poor countrymen on surgery procedures they needed.
this fundraising to benefit: in the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty tion was found between either coffee or
mental health and addiction recovery so As most of you are aware, the tea and the presence of fat accumulation
we can assist others to live rich and full Because we are appealing for your liver disease (NAFLD), which is due to
County launched Live Well San Diego extensive accumulation of fat in the liver in the liver (NAFLD) per se, the effect
lives. in 2010 to improve the health and safety 1) HOSPITAL ON WHEELS support and generous donations, let us
(HOW), a practical, realistic doable and resembles alcoholic liver disease in of coffee on lowering the liver stiffness
Live Well San Diego partners of all residents after being faced with get away from that subtle cynicism in was significant in both the group with
are a key factor in the success of this project to literally bring a hospital where the ways we Filipinos do, not evident to people who do not exceed two drinks a
the reality that more than half of San day of alcohol. In this context, examin- and without liver fat. The authors there-
vision. Without invested champions and Diego County residents die of prevent- there is none, anywhere in the Philip- other group of foreigners in this country.
pines. ing accessible and inexpensive lifestyle fore concluded that frequent coffee and
community leaders like those in Kalu- able chronic diseases. If our humanitarian project is supported herbal tea seem to have beneficial effects
sugan Kalakasan Center for Health and 2) HOPEBURST FOUNDA- fully, in the same manner that the Jewish strategies that have potential health
The Live Well San Diego benefits, such as coffee and tea con- on preventing liver scarring even before
Wellness, we would not see this vision vision is to improve the health and TION, INC., a community driven people rally to support their Associated
drug program, aimed at addressing the sumption, is a viable approach to finding overt liver disease has developed.
succeed. safety of all residents, which encour- Charities, it can grow enough to initiate However, some caution in the inter-
Live Well San Diego recog- massive problem seriously facing our large-scale projects designed to help ways to halt the rapid increase of liver
ages healthy lifestyles, like exercising disease in developed countries." pretation of the results is necessary,
nizes partners that are influential, who go regularly, eating healthy foods, and sup- country, and accelerating efforts to lift more poor Filipinos in our homeland.
our people from poverty. Sarwa Darwish Murad, MD, PhD, as underlined in an accompanying
above and beyond, and who are forward porting our communities in the areas of editorial by Salvatore Petta, MD, PhD,
thinking. We direly need your support to keep Supporters can give direct donations as principal investigator of the study and
mental health and addiction recovery so hepatologist at the Erasmus MC Univer- of the Section of Gastroenterology and
We understand that a coordi- we can assist others to live rich and full both programs going as they clearly follows: Send your check written to:
reach and help countless intended ben- sity Medical Center, continues "There Hepatology, Di.Bi.M.I.S., University of
nated effort among all sectors busi- lives. Palermo, Italy, and Giulio Marchesini,
nesses, schools, military, community or- eficiaries even in their current imple- Filipino United Network (FUN) c/o is quite some epidemiological, but also
Live Well San Diego partners experimental data suggesting that cof- MD, of the Department of Medical and
ganizations, and service providers is are a key factor in the success of this mentation. Dr. Aleflor Ragaza, 8 Wood Road, CT.
fee has health benefits on liver enzyme Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), ''Alma
needed to make the greatest impact and vision. Without invested champions and 06405 (Indicate donation for HOW and Mater" University, Bologna, Italy., In
that with every community partner play- We need to prove and show the HOPEBURST). elevations, viral hepatitis, NAFLD,
community leaders like those in Kalu- cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Beyond the fact, the study included only an elderly
ing their unique part, powerful change is sugan Kalakasan Center for Health and Philip[pine government leadership their
unquestioned efficacy so that govern- liver, coffee has been demonstrated to be Caucasian population and there were
possible. Wellness, we would not see this vision God Bless !
Live Well San Diego is more ment might adopt the programs and inversely associated with overall mortal-
succeed. ity in the general population. The exact ( Continued on page 8 )
than a plan - its about action: Live Well San Diego recog- make them their own.
Action that Kalusugan Kal- nizes partners that are influential, who
akasan Center for Health and Wellness go above and beyond, and who are Only then can we put real scale to
puts into play by providing a range of forward thinking. the program and elevate them to their
education, advocacy and hands-on expe- We understand that a coordi- maximum potential. Until then we are
riences promoting physical and mental nated effort among all sectors busi- only driven by conviction, compas-
wellness through positive lifestyle nesses, schools, military, community sion for our poor and love for God and
choices for the underserved Filipino and organizations, and service providers country, dependent on your private and
Asian Pacific Islander population. is needed to make the greatest impact individual help.
and that with every community partner
Through Kalusugan Kalakasan Center playing their unique part, powerful *********
for Health and Wellnesss commitment change is possible. I wish to share with my readers and
Through Kalusugan Kalakasan Live Well San Diego is more friends in the FIL-American community
Center for Health and Wellnesss com- than a plan - its about action: that despite the many years of living
mitment to safe and healthy lifestyles, Action that Kalusugan Kal- in this country, so far away from the
and its efforts for community outreach, akasan Center for Health and Wellness Philippines, we are and always will be
advocacy, research and education, it puts into play by providing a range of Filipinos. We love our mother country.
is furthering the Live Well San Diego education, advocacy and hands-on expe- We must regroup to face against all odds
vision of a healthy, safe and thriving San riences promoting physical and mental to help our homeland from the ravages
Diego. wellness through positive lifestyle of abject poverty. The Philippines and
It is our vision that through the choices for the underserved Filipino and our kababayans had suffered for so long
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health Asian Pacific Islander population. and still continue to suffer. Filipinos,
and Wellness partnership with Live have not really enjoy a long and continu-
Well San Diego, not only will our col- Through Kalusugan Kalakasan Center ous freedom as a people, compared to
laborative efforts continue to grow, but for Health and Wellnesss commitment people from other countries on the face
individuals, families and the extended Through Kalusugan Kal- of the earth.
community served by their programs akasan Center for Health and Wellnesss
many activities will see better physical commitment to safe and healthy life- Drug traffickers have wreaked incalcu-
and mental wellness outcomes, have styles, and its efforts for community out- lable societal havoc in the entire nation
more well-rounded and positive life- reach, advocacy, research and education, resulting to thousands of extra judicial
styles, and in turn be better able to thrive it is furthering the Live Well San Diego killing of innocent people. The law and
in their environments. vision of a healthy, safe and thriving San order is yet to be restored. Not just the
Live Well San Diego has Diego. drugs scourge but also the spread of ter-
become the common thread that ties the It is our vision that through rorists in Mindanao the ISIS-inspired VA
work of public and private community movement and the fate the Filipino Vendo
organizations, providers, agencies and
the Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for
Health and Wellness partnership with people is left hanging under the balance. r
stakeholders together toward a shared Live Well San Diego, not only will
purpose for the region. our collaborative efforts continue to
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center grow, but individuals, families and the
for Health and Wellness is a considerable to gain access to resources from other
extended community served by their
asset in promoting the Live Well San partners as well as the County of San
programs many activities will see better
Diego vision and this official partnership Diego.
physical and mental wellness outcomes,
with the County means making a formal It is now my pleasure to honor
have more well-rounded and positive
commitment to align with the goals of Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health
lifestyles, and in turn be better able to
healthy, safe and thriving communities. and Wellness by presenting this Procla-
thrive in their environments.
It provides Kalusugan Kal- mation, on behalf of the Countys Board
Live Well San Diego has
akasan Center for Health and Wellness of Supervisors, highlighting the work
become the common thread that ties the
with the opportunity to share best prac- you have done throughout the years to
work of public and private community
tices throughout San Diego County and make the County of San Diego a healthy,
organizations, providers, agencies and
to gain access to resources from other safe and thriving community.
stakeholders together toward a shared
partners as well as the County of San We look forward to a strong
purpose for the region.
Diego. collaborative partnership as we move
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center
It is now my pleasure to honor Live Well San Diego into the future.
for Health and Wellness is a consider-
Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health Please join me in applauding
able asset in promoting the Live Well
and Wellness by presenting this Procla- Kalusugan Kalakasan Center for Health
San Diego vision and this official part-
mation, on behalf of the Countys Board and Wellness for the outstanding work
nership with the County means making
of Supervisors, highlighting the work you do every day.
a formal commitment to align with the
you have done throughout the years to Thank you!
goals of healthy, safe and thriving com-
make the County of San Diego a healthy, [Photo of a representative from the SD
munities.
safe and thriving community. County HHSA with members of Kalu-
It provides Kalusugan Kal-
sugan + Kalakasan Center for Health
We look forward to a strong
collaborative partnership as we move
akasan Center for Health and Wellness
with the opportunity to share best prac-
and Wellness Executives at the Strategic
Planning Retreat).
Emergency Visits Welcome
Live Well San Diego into the future. tices throughout San Diego County and
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California Communities
Bike Trail Closure and San Luis Rey National City City of Oceanside: Potential Court allows
River Sediment Removal Project to host Sus- data breach of city online prosecution in
tainability Fair utility payment system sex trafcking
You are invited to the quarterly
regional South Bay Sustainability
The City of Oceanside main-
tains a system that allows cus-
time basis through the City website from
July 1, 2017 to August 13, 2017, please: Backpage.com
case to proceed
1) Check your credit card account for
Fair hosted by the National City tomers to pay their utility (water, unauthorized or suspicious charges, no
Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) sewer and trash) bills online us- matter how small.
to be held at El Toyon Elemen- ing a credit card. In the past few 2) Report any unauthorized charges to SACRAMENTO Today,
tary School located at 2000 Divi- business days, a number of utility your credit card issuer/bank.
3) Ask your credit card issuer/bank Sacramento County Superior
sion St, National City, CA 91950 customers have alerted the City to deactivate your card and issue a new Court Judge Lawrence Brown
on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to unauthorized charges on credit card. overruled defense dismissal mo-
from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. cards they used to pay their City 4) Report any unauthorized charges tions in the Backpage.com case,
utility bills. to the Oceanside Police Department and
This Free community event will host ask to complete a crime report. The allowing the criminal prosecu-
non-profits, government agencies, ven-
At least two of these custom- reports can be taken at the Oceanside tion by the California Attorney
dors, and related organizations promot- ers reported that they used their Police Department Monday thru Friday General's Office against defen-
ing programs, products, and services that affected credit card only to pay 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please bring in dants Carl Ferrer, James Larkin
support sustainability. their City of Oceanside utility the last 2 months of your credit cards
Most importantly, this event is a statements highlighting the fraudulent and Michael Lacey to proceed on
bill and for no other purpose. activity. Detective Bob Moore 760-435- 25 felony counts. The defendants
platform to showcase the many benefits
of reducing our carbon footprint by These reports raised a concern 4435 is the primary point of contact and are charged with money laun-
living a clean, healthy, and conscious that the Citys online payment Sgt. John McKean 760-435-4861 is the dering and conspiracy utilizing
The Army Corps of Engineers in late 2016.
Asian Journal system may have been breached.
lifestyle driven by sustainability. The secondary point of contact for the police
(USACE) has awarded a contract The project is needed to increase goal is to positively contribute towards department.
Backpage.com as a multi-million
Although it has not been con- dollar online sex trafficking hub.
to Steelhead Construction which flow capacity in the river, and is the achievement of Californias Climate
firmed whether the Citys online
5) Request a fraud alert to be placed
willNewspaper
soon begininthe sediment theSan
next step following vegeta- Strategy and National Citys Climate on your credit file. A fraud alert tells
sian Weekly Southern California & Diegos Most Widely Circulated Asian-Filipino Newspaper
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474-0373 the source of the apparent credit open any new accounts or change your are exploited online and lured into be-
Rey River (SLRR) after the closer to a 100-year flood level future. card information breach, the City existing accounts. You may call any one coming victims of sex trafficking, said
project was previously postponed capacity. The project consists Please visit and share our Facebook of the three major credit bureaus listed Attorney General Becerra. Today's vic-
event page, stay connected on our takes the security of our custom- below. As soon as one credit bureau tory doesn't exact justice just yet against
of removing over 200,000 cubic ers information seriously. This those who would prey on vulnerable
website at www.southbaysustainabili- confirms your fraud alert, the others are
NOTICE TO BIDDERS yards of sediment material from tyfair.com, and promote the event to notice is given in an abundance notified to place fraud alerts. The initial young women and men. But it brings
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the river, and is tentatively sched- your contacts on your social media sites, of caution. fraud alert stays on your credit report for us a step closer. Local, state and federal
that the City of San Diego will uled to begin construction in the calendar of events, email blast, post on 90 days. You can renew it after 90 days. law enforcement authorities are working
receive proposals for commodi- 6) Request that all three credit reports together to combat sex trafficking across
river around September 15, 2017 your website and share on your personal What we are doing California and the United States. We will
ties and services. Bid packages with preliminary work starting in Facebook page. We have also attached Upon learning of the potential breach, be sent to you, free of charge, for your
vigorously prosecute this case.
can be downloaded from the early September. Construction
a calendar invitation for your conve- the City immediately shut down its review. Even if you do not find any
Last month, in another case involv-
City of San Diegos Bid & nience. online utility bill payment system and suspicious activity on your initial credit
ing sex trafficking, Attorney General
Contract Opportunities, third in the river must be completed by Among the many exhibitors, SDG&E began an internal assessment. It notified reports, the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) recommends that you check your Becerra filed 54 felony charges against
party website, found at http:// March 15, 2018 with finish work and TechniArt will be on site offer- law enforcement, which is conducting Quinton Brown, Gerald Turner and Mia
www.planetbids.com/. ing an 10 pack of LED light bulbs for credit reports periodically. Thieves may
ending in late March. Sediment only $10. Two lucky winners will win
an investigation. Additionally, the City
hold stolen information to use at differ- McNeil. The criminal complaint is the
If you are unable to utilize the removal will take place from just a bike, helmet, and lock donated by brought in a cyber security expert to product of a six-month investigation by
online option, bid packages can conduct a forensic analysis. ent times. Checking your credit reports
west of Benet Road to east of Rady Childrens Hospital, children of periodically can help you spot problems the Tulare County Sheriffs Department,
be requested by calling Pur- and address them quickly. Los Angeles County Sheriffs Depart-
chasing & Contracting Depart- Foussat Road in Oceanside. all ages can participate in the Play and Who may be affected ment, Los Angeles County Regional
Learn area hosted by Mundo Equifax: Equifax.com or 1-800-
ment at (619) 236-6000. ONEGardens,
AD So far, it appears that this incident may
525-6285 Human Trafficking Task Force and the
The project will include the removal of businesses will be able to sign up and
Furnish the City of San Diego take advantage INof aASIAN JOURNAL
no-cost energy and
affect only individuals who used the
Experian: Experian.com or California Department of Justice. The
with RFP 10066949-17-V, sediment from the SLRR and transport- Citys website to make a one-time pay-
water evaluation, De Passion 1-888-397-3742 complaint alleges that Brown lured
Advanced Metering Infrastruc- ing sand to City beaches and unsuitable AUG 4, 2017Fruit will
EDITION ment of their City of Oceanside water victims, several of them underage, from
material to El Corazon. Material that is be offering healthy and sustainable utilities bill between July 1, 2017 and TransUnion: Transunion.com or
ture (AMI) Services for City- ( Continued on page 6 ) 1-800-680-7289 the Central Valley and trafficked them
Wide Deployment, as may be classified as beach quality sand will August 13, 2017. At this point, there
The privacy and security of our throughout the state. The case is pending
be deposited on City beaches under the is no evidence that any recurring credit
required for a period of five (5) Sand Compatibility and Opportunistic customers information is of the utmost in Tulare County Superior Court.
years from effective Date, as card payments may have been jeopar- It is important to note that a criminal
Use Program (SCOUP) which allows levee and the potential for considerable dized. importance to the City. We are taking
defined in Article I, Section 1.2 compatible sand to be placed when made pavement damage. The contractor will all necessary steps to investigate the complaint contains charges that are
if the Citys General Contract available through development, grading be responsible to restore the bike trail to What you can do potential breach. We will update you only allegations against a person. Every
Terms and Provisions, revised projects, sediment basins or as other its pre-construction condition when the If you used a credit card to pay your immediately as additional information defendant is presumed innocent until
November 8, 2016. opportunities arise. Under this permit, project is completed. City of Oceanside utility bill on a one- becomes available. proven guilty.
RFP No. 10066949-17-V the sand can be deposited in either of
RFP Closing Date: September two placement sites from Oceanside A bike detour will be set upJohnson
during this
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Notice is hereby given that the San Diego Unified School District, acting by and through its governing board, will receive sealed bids for the
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Perspectives
MUSIC MY REFUGE
Cesar D. Candari, MD FCAP Emeritus one from misery. A quote from Billy

T
Joel: I think music in itself is healing.
he power of music to It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by. No
make us feel happy matter what culture we're from, every-
is among the stron- one loves music. In short, music to ears.
It is the art of arranging sounds in time
gest powers I know in this so as to produce a continuous, unified,
world. The right song, the and evocative composition, as through
right melody and words, melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. I
love it so much although my piano play-
Destiny: Heaven can make us feel happy, sad,
uplifted or joyous. What
ing is not at par with other accomplished
friend pianists; I play my two keyboards
( Continued from page 1 ) better way to feel great than with my right and left hand, everyday.
Mona who gave birth to an illegitimate I love to entertain, gratis! A quote goes:
mom mistreated while growing
son and struggled as a single mother. putting on that song we love There's music in all things, if men had
It was like his time in the recovery
up, he could meet a kind and room was a moment of reckoning. Was so much, that reminds us ears; their earth is but an echo of the
spheres.
generous family in Mimi and her he about to die? He asked himself. He of beauty, love, happiness The following tales are factual; all
parents. It was like Rodney was heard that whenever one was in near and our own body's need to reflect the amusing development of an
death, his whole life would flash before
their long-lost brother and son him. Was it too late for him? Could he move in rhythm? ordinary musician, which is nostalgic
and family-oriented. In todays culture,
who needed their intervention still repent, ask for Gods forgiveness music is a large part of our lives. Not
before God to recover. and a chance to correct his misdeeds Life is full of fun and happy times
when you accompany yourself while everyone has the drive to be a musician.
Indeed, Mimis family thought along despite the harm he caused? But, I do. When someone becomes a Dr. Cesar D. Candari, right, Dr. Victor Bonuel, left (photo by Dr. Rolan-
the same line. They likened Rodney to As a young boy, he was raised as singing. It is the music that rebounds do Solis). The 36th annual FEUDNRSMAF REUNION and scientic convention at
musician they learn many things, which
their black sheep of a brother and son, a Catholic by his devoutly religious non-musicians would never know. For Ceasars Palace , Las Vegas, NV. July 8-11, 2015, was a huge success. To say it was a
Peter, who had done much harm to his mother. They would go to church on many years, no one ever knew, I can success is an understatement. It was fun for all. Music was everlasting. And it's genu-
fellow men, including his rape of Mona. Sundays and holidays of obligations, sincerely begging for Gods forgiveness ine. I think the alumni can detect when you're genuine, when you love what you do, and
and a second chance. play the piano in a plain way.
They hoped that by helping Rodney even praying together as a family on The advent of high-powered musi- we love to be there on stage. That's what we thrive on to make everyone happy. And
now, they would ease their guilt for evenings. But when he became an Just keep praying and seriously repent we did it in FIESTA LATINA AND NIGHT FILIPINIANA! The well-known cardiolo-
your sins, he remembered his mother cal electronics the Keyboard- made
failing to help reform their own son and adult, he lost his faith and succumbed my life in music. It was when I retired gist and an artist of a photographer Rolando Solis, MD is my witness (one who can
brother. to the temptations of the flesh. He never telling to him. No matter how grave give a rsthand account of something seen and heard about, neither a crimin nor an
they may be or how evil you had be- and moved to Las Vegas where my
Darren was not aware of this, but the looked back until he fully ended up on exposures to several shows and one- accident, it was the music.)
positive examples in Mimis family was the other side of morality, spreading evil come, He will forgive you. Its never too
late, even if youre on your deathbed. man-band exhibitions made my re-born
improving his behavior. He too was instead of promoting good deeds and inspiration for music. I could not believe We are the music makers, and we are stress. Researchers have discovered that
becoming a good person. When raised faith in God. Rodney was slowly able to open his
eyes. Suddenly, a very bright light myself. My fingering, in ad-libs tempo the dreamers of the dream... singing is like an "infusion of the perfect
by his parents who showed him bad In prison, he occasionally met Pan- and rhythm has been perfected. Incred- To go over in the lighter side of my tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes
examples like the mistreatment of Mona dong, who tried to convince him to pray, burst into his face. It was like he was
floating in space going towards the dark ible! Ad-libbing is, basically, playing life during my youth, I developed an your nerves and elevates your spirits-
and Freddie and his fathers swindling Pandong and his two other converts around with the tune, using licks, riffs interest in music and would have liked without the side effects. It also tones the
ways, he was following their bad behav- would pray by themselves in the corner moon. As he passed it, the light blinded
his eyes. Was he dead? Did he reach and scales (and/or whatever comes to to become a good musician. It was at larynx, facial and abdominal muscles,
ior and becoming a corrupt person. Now of the crowded cell while others mocked mind) usually in a dramatic or emotional a time when we listened in our home boosts the immune system, increases
he saw how good people should behave them. Rodney refused to heed him, not heaven? For a while his heart leaped
with delight. He escaped the punishment part of a song. I dont mean to be narcis- radio, where music of the 50s gave lung capacity, and promotes over-all
and wanted to emulate them. only because he was not into religion sistic or toot my own horn, but you us the joy of listening to the big band body strength. World renowned author
but because he was afraid others might of hell!
Doctor, hes awake, he heard the can learn to do it all by ear, but if you music of the early 1950's through the Prof. Graham Welch (Univ. of Suney,
AT THE HOSPITAL, RODNEY WAS mock him too. But for some reason, he dont know where to start and its all a rockability of the late 50s. The music UK) states that singing can prolong your
UNCONSCIOUS BUT FOR SOME vividly remembered Pandong now. He voice of a nurse beside him.
She slowly dimmed the light focused complete mystery, you can train your ear was fast and the beat was swing baby life. Whether you are in a "shower', diva/
UNEXPLAINED REASON, HIS MIND now was like a longtime acquaintance, by listening to the chords and practic- swing. Crooners like Sinatra, Como and divo, a karaoke bar aficionado , singing
WAS ALERT. His eyes were closed, but a friend. He even remembered how on his face; gradually, he saw the images
of the hospital staff around him. ing syncopation, i.e. rhythm. For twelve Patti Page slowly gave way to artists is good for everyone!
he could feel and hear the noise made Pandong looked like, with his long hair, years, I have done the playing constant- like Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. If you wanted your brain young and ac-
by those entering the room as well as beard and piercing eyes. Almost like, ly, daily, to enjoy as music brings joy to The romantic sounds of Xavier Cugat, tive you must learn singing --especially
the buzz of the breathing apparatus yes, Jesus. He could now hear his voice, (To be continued)
ones heart. I provided music in family Rumba, Perfidia and the Combacheros in older people. The singing process
connected to his face. He thought about begging to join him in prayers, whereas parties and some social organizations, group were enamoring. keeps one on his toes. Singing a song
his wayward ways in the past, the young before he could just see his lips moving. simply to entertain the audience. Its a I was and still am a music lover, and successfully requires one to focus on the
women he had scammed to get their With all the strength he could muster, One-Man-Band- an entertainment that I learned to sing. Singing is good for words, the pitch, the timing, the nuances
money, including his wife Maura whose he ardently prayed in his mind. He will unite each and everyone into one everyone! God in His divine wisdom (softness or loudness, smoothness, etc.),
inheritance he had gambled away. He could not move his lips and say aloud heartone people. endowed man with a vocal mechanism, and the best tonal quality to use. Singers
realized the consequences of his actions, his prayers, but they were intense in his the larynx (voice box) and other coor- need to focus on both the music and
particularly the loss of Maura and her mind. He emphatically pronounced each It gives us an opportunity to connect dinating organs (the lungs, abdominal the technique throughout the song - this
sister Monas wealth, which was intend- word in his thoughts, begging God to with friends and old familiar faces. With muscles, etc.) - to be used for expressing takes one's attention off of the worries of
ed for Monas education so she could hear him. Tears flowed from his eyes. joy and excitement we listen to the tune himself through language. the day. It helps to quell all the "negative
fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. He remembered all the prayers his that touched our lives. Wherever you Indeed, I was in my high school chatter" going on in our minds because
Instead, the sisters ended up in a slum mother taught him as a young boy, and are, no mater what life we are in, music operetta programs, and these struggles we are focused on the task of singing
area where evil characters like Peter he recited each of them in his mind. He will always bring joy to ones heart with to sing and the love for music led me to correctly. It also improves one's reading
Sangalang lurked. Peter ended up raping even came out with his own prayers, a smile. As Arthur OShanessey stated, become a trumpet player. Things did not and motor skills: gets us out of our com-
go along well. I finally gave it up as a fort zone in order to learn new things; it
trumpeter despite my musing of Louis improves one's ability to listen carefully
Armstrong and Miles Davis, famous to new sounds and duplicate them well;
snobs or people who desperately trumpeters of the 50s. and helps expand our imagination and
want to be one. The more you 3. Try again
At one time, when combo was a appreciation of the world around us.
travel the more snobbish you can Okay, now that you have your destina-
common and popular group of music Singing allows one to express emo-
become. And after all, its better entertainer, I organized a small group tions -emotions that sometimes we have
tion, how are you going to travel? I have
of youth friends familiar with cha-cha, buried deep inside which may have been
to be a snob than want to be a separated the vacation into four sections,
rumba and other Latin American music. forgotten over or ones that we may be
snob. Just a thought. flying, driving, rail or cruising. Pick the
I led the group as a harmonica player. experiencing at the moment. The more
one that matches your trip and go from
We had a guitarist; a drummer, a percus- we can express those emotions in a posi-
So, where are you going? Planning there.
sion player and we all were singers. You tive way - through singing - the healthier
a trip to Pacific Rim nations? Headed might call us COMBACHEROS, and our psychological makeup will be.
to the Philippines, Japan or Tahiti? Or Flying
we enjoyed doing it. Perhaps this was Preliminary data showed the singers suf-
perhaps youve decided on a Euro- the very first time that I had proved to fered less depression, made fewer doctor
pean vacation. Touring England, Italy, Unless you have a lot of patience,
be a leader in music. We entertained and visits a year, fewer medications and have
France, or Germany would be a good dont. Not that flying isnt great,
provided music to any group parties for increased their other social activities.
because it is, but with security being the

Summer is winding down


way to spend some time and money. free. Those days were never complex. My style of my music was influenced
way it is, long lines will be everywhere.
In our youth, nothing was known about by the 60's and 70's but I'm not sure I
Maybe this is the year for a cruise, or On the other hand, its much easier to fly
marijuana, Adderall and methamphet- could pin-point what aspect or even who
a road trip up the east coast. That east across great expanses of water than go
amines. Indeed, we had all the positive I'm influenced by.
coast road trip is always enjoyable, noth- by car. Seriously, it really is. Also, flying
If youre going, you better get moving ing like seeing Washington, New York, can be expensive; however, if time is
important, youve pretty much got to be
attitudes, a happy outlook in life. We
were so lucky. We were serenaders. It
In our family reunion every year held
at Pacific Beach House in San Diego,
or Boston. Its always fun to give the was indeed happy moments of my life. California, two doctors and a nurse
Here it is, the final month of Flying somewhere? Packing up kids a bit of history on a vacation. Not in the air.
This was life eternal. This was all that (Candari brothers; with my older brother
summer. Yes, if youre in South- the car with shorts and heading that they will necessarily appreciate it youth will give you. It was the season Mar and sister Loida) entertained by
right away, but they certainly will later Driving
ern California like me, summer out to parts unknown? for music, a moment in ones life with singing English and native songs of
especially when they take their kids on my youth friends. I believe that every the fifties, while I played along on an
temps can go on for another Or, just maybe, with the high the same kind of trip. Road trips can always be magical,
young person should have the opportu- electronic instrument the Roland-10
month or two; but summer ends cost of travel youre thinking, This could be the year for the Grand wondrous times to really get close to
nity to experience the magic of music. Synthesizer and Yamaha Portable Grand
Canyon or Colorado River trip, camping the family. Sometimes too close. What
Friday, September 22. So, any Why travel this year at all? parent hasnt heard, Are we there yet?
Music has the power to build academic DGX -203. Such was the beauty of get-
plans for the final few weeks? Well, the world is made up of in the mountains, flying to the Grand and social skills; unleash creativity; and ting together and singing all our hearts
Bahamas, hiking through the Smokey over and over and over again? Yet see-
develop self-confidence and self-esteem. out. My grandson Caleb C. Coyle bap-
Mountains, or rafting the Snake River. ing the country by car is unlike seeing
With singing, it is like an exercise or an tismal party in one of these reunions was
Or just go get an atlas and browse to it any other way. In a car you can stop
aerobic activity which gets plenty of ox- absolutely grand. It could be compared
your hearts content until you find when the mood strikes, eat whenever
ygen into the blood system and promotes in a saying by Gioacchino Rossini: Eat-
something that grabs you and wont turn you get hungry, see cities really close up
better circulation. The deep breathing ing, loving, singing and digesting are,
loose. and probably travel in one of the least
technique gives the singer an overall in truth, the four acts of the comic opera
expensive ways (particularly if the fam-
lifted feeling associated with the release known as life and they pass like bubbles
Deciding on where and how to go ily is large). Well, least expensive if you
of endorphins, the "feel good" hormones of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets
on a vacation can be an intimidating dont use much gas, make all your meals
released by the brain, and oxytocin, a them break without having enjoyed them
proposition. So, in order to remove at in the hotel room, and avoid most of the
hormone found to reduce anxiety and is a complete fool.
least some of the vacation planning pain tourist traps.
(youre on your own as far as the pain
Train trips

National City
of paying for it is concerned), I have
to go to all the midnight buffets and eat
come up with the ultimate vacation
Trains are wonderful; you can see the too much and your spouse told you not
planner list. I hope it helps you have the
countryside without actually doing the to eat that much but would you listen?
vacation you and the family have always ( Continued from page 5 )
driving. Of course you have to deal with See what happens when you dont lis-
dreamed about. lunch options, and many organizations
trains and train terminals, but for now ten? You get a piece of prime rib stuck
If not, dont blame me after all, there will be showcasing what they are doing
that may be better than airports. Trains in your throat. Slow down and chew
are numerous travel agencies to help in our community to help us be more
fall somewhere between flying and driv- more the food will still be there.
out, the American Automobile Associa- sustainable!
ing. Theyre faster than driving, slower Of course you are on a boat with a
tion (and other ones that help plan road Sustainable Actions Today
than flying, you see more than from a bunch of people you dont know, prob-
trips), untold numbers of online sites For a Better Tomorrow!
plane, but often what you see is that ably wouldnt associate with back home,
to visit, and on and on and on. You get
space between a road and a track. There and would love to avoid if you could
the idea there is help out there for the
is a certain romance to train travel, and I only figure out how. But for romance
planning challenged (like me).
have traveled that way on occasion and probably nothing else beats a cruise.
So use the Ultimate Vacation Planner,
loved it. So it all depends on what you want (al-
have family meetings, read things, and
though if its romance, a Disney cruise is
spend hours on the computer. Youll
Cruising probably not your best bet).
soon be a vacation planner extraordi-
Okay, there you go, a planner to help
naire.
Cruising may be the ultimate lazy you with this summers vacation. I hope
vacation. They do it all; they drive it helps and I hope you have a great
The Ultimate Vacation
you, entertain you, feed you, watch out vacation. Oh, and bring me back a
Planner
for you and bring you back. Not bad. souvenir (and I dont mean one of those
There are even medical people on board glasses that held a tropical drink that you
1. Pick somewhere to go
to help dislodge that piece of prime rib got on the ship I want a real souvenir).
stuck in your throat because you just had Bon Voyage!
2. Now pick somewhere you can afford
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Children unsafe under Duterte


Philstar.com | MANILA, The cases include four-year-old Althea and injury of minors in the process,
4/19/2017 - An alliance for child Barbon who died in Negros during a Seguerra said.
drug sting operation involving her fa-
welfare warned the people that ther, 17-year-old Hideyoshi Kawata who Commission on Human Rights Chair-
children are no longer safe under died in an operation also in Caloocan man Chito Gascon also raised alarm
the administration of President and five-year-old Francis Maosca who over the killings and vowed to investi-
Duterte following the grow- was killed with his father by unidentified gate all cases, especially those involving
gunman in Pasay. minors.
ing outcry over the killing of a
17-year-old high school student Salinlahi noted that more than 60 We are alarmed by the spate of kill-
during an alleged anti-illegal people have died in different police ings recently. The police are obligated
drugs operation of Caloocan City operations in Bulacan, Metro Manila to comply with established police opera-
and Cavite last week, including Kian, in tions procedure which guarantee and
policemen last Wednesday. Barangay 160 in Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan. respect human rights, he said on Friday.
Police units are now in a According to witnesses and CCTV There are constitutional guarantees of
competition of killing not just footage, police officers blindfolded and due process and presumption of inno-
suspected drug users and pushers dragged the boy away. He was asked cence. Our security forces must abide by
but also claiming innocent lives, to hold a .45 caliber pistol and was or- them and, if in the course of investiga-
dered to fire the gun and run. Forced to tion we discover that there are lines that
said Eule Rico Bonganay of the comply, Kian cried while running then have been crossed and laws have been
Salinlahi Alliance for Childrens policemen shot him dead. breached, we expect the state to hold the
Concerns. perpetrators to account, he added.
The group also expressed concern over
President Duterte makes it easier for the possible increase in the number of Youth groups held yesterday black rib-
the PNP (Philippine National Police) to killings among children because of the bon protests to denounce the killings in
get away with murder with his promised random drug testing among high school relation to the drug war.
protection. Nanlaban (resisted arrest) has students after Department of Education
become a usual alibi together with tanim The cold-blooded murder of 17-year-
droga (planting drugs) and tanim baril Secretary Leonor Briones signed old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd delos
(planting guns), he added. Memorandum Order 40. Santos by policemen in Caloocan City
is yet one more example of how fascists
Contrary to the claim of presidential High school students are now open in power fabricate fake encounters and
spokesman Ernesto Abella that the targets for police brutality and vigilante get away with the extrajudicial killing of
killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos in killings. Dutertes war on drugs has now the poor, said Anakbayan national chair
Caloocan was just an isolated case, Bon- become every parents worst night- Vencer Crisostomo.
ganay said the situation is a massacre of mare, Bonganay said.
poor children and their families. If this campaign of mass murder
Independent probe continues, then we are not shy to predict
Kians death is not an isolated case, it that Duterte will easily become the most
is a systematic massacre, a mass murder National Youth Commission chair hated Philippine president regardless of
of poor children and their families, he Aiza Seguerra urged the Department of his supposed popularity. More and more
said. Justice and the Department of Social are realizing how the anti-drug war has
Welfare and Development to create an largely killed the poor even as big drug
When they killed a five-year-old independent body that will investigate lords, and protectors in the bureaucracy,
girl last year, Malacaang declared her all cases of death and involvement of police and military, are untouched, he
as collateral damage. Now they want youths in drug-related cases. added. With Rhodina Villanueva
Kians death declared as an isolated
case. Truly, being heartless is the change We want to curb the drug menace;
that this administration is trying to however, we are alarmed by the deaths
propagate, he added.

Bonganay was referring to the case


of five-year-old Danica May Garcia
who died after two men looking for her
grandfather barged into their house in
Pangasinan last year.

Duterte earlier branded Garcias death

Men Are Just Happier People


as collateral damage of the war on drugs.

Based on monitoring by the Childrens


Rehabilitation Center, at least 31 minors NICKNAMES A man never worries about the future
have died in connection with illegal If Laura, Kate, and Sarah go out for until he gets a wife.
drugs-related incidents, including police lunch, they will call each other Laura, MARRIAGE
operations. Kate, and Sarah. A woman marries a man expecting he
If Mike, Dave, and John go out, they will change, but he doesn't.
will affectionately refer to each other as A man marries a woman expecting that
Fat Boy, Bubba, and Wildman. she won't change, but she does.
EATING OUT DRESSING UP
When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave, A woman will dress up to go shopping,
and John will each throw in $20, even water the plants, empty the trash, answer
though it's only for $32.50. None of the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
them will have anything smaller and A man will dress up for weddings and
none will actually admit they want funerals.
change back. NATURAL
When the girls get their bill, out come Men wake up as good-looking as they
the pocket calculators. went to bed.
MONEY Women somehow deteriorate during
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he the night.
needs. OFFSPRING
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that Ah, children. A woman knows all about
she doesn't need.but it's on sale! her children. She knows about dentist
BATHROOMS appointments, romances, best friends,
A man has six items in his bathroom: favorite foods, secret fears, and hopes
toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, and dreams.
razor, bar of soap, and a towel. A man is vaguely aware of some short
The average number of items in the people living in the house.
typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
would not be able to identify more than A married man should forget his
20 of these items. mistakes. There's no use in two people
ARGUMENTS remembering the same thing!
A woman has the last word in any ar- SO,
gument. Anything a man says after that send this to the women who have a
is the beginning of a new argument. sense of humour and who can handle
FUTURE it ....
A woman worries about the future until and to the men who will enjoy reading
she gets a husband. it.

Senior humor
An elderly lady was invited to an old room, her lady friend leaned over to her
friends home for dinner one hostess to say, 'I think it's wonderful
evening. She was impressed by the way that, after all these years, you still call
her lady friend preceded every request to your husband all those loving names.'
her husband with endearing terms such
as: Honey, My Love, Darling, The elderly lady hung her head, 'I have
Sweetheart, etc. The couple had been to tell you the truth,' she
married almost 70 years and, clearly, said, 'his name slipped my mind about
they 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death
were still very much in love. to ask the cranky old asshole what his
name is.'
While the husband was in the living

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Housing & Real Estate


Seattle's First Hill expected to be the hottest neighborhood in the nation
138 Neighborhoods in 46 Met- 3 Bucknall (San Jose, CA) 9 Country Lakes (Chicago, IL) easy access to downtown," said Seattle
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82.1% homes 78.9% homes need is more inventory; resales at Luma
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the next-generation real estate 5 Bodger Park-El Camino Village (Los Proximity to downtown and high- been brisk, signaling high demand for
brokerage, today released a list of Angeles, CA) growth job centers continued to drive new construction."
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try it predicts will be the hottest 61.9% homes hoods sit close to downtown Seattle, mance review of the 10 neighborhoods
to close out the year, topped by San Francisco and San Jose. Redfin Redfin predicted in January would be hot
First Hill in Seattle. To rank these 6 Mission Bay (San Diego, CA) real estate agents explained that these in 2017 and a new list of 10 neighbor-
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Take a coffee You can use them as your residence,


( Continued from page 4 )
vacation homes and/or income
few participants in the no-coffee or
no-tea control groups, which limit a
straightforward conclusion about the
generating rental properties.
effect of coffee and tea on the liver.. The
amount of tea consumed was generally
low, making estimation of any protective
effect difficult. Further, they note that The projects are all over the Philippines
more than 100 components are present
in coffee and tea, including polyphenols including in Boracay, a world-famous
and caffeine, which are contained in
both beverages in very different and
variable amounts.
tourist spot where you can buy a condo unit for only $70,000+ with
Hence, when asked "Should we add
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life? Dr. Petta's and Dr. Marchesini's
conclusion is, "Before this policy can be several cities and towns all over the Philippines (including, maybe, your hometown).
recommended, prospective studies are
needed to identify the optimum amounts
and the type(s) of coffee and tea leading
to more favorable liver outcomes."
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Aguirre
( Continued from page 1 )
play na ginawa ang mga pulis,"
he added.
He had already directed the NBI to
investigate Kian's death.
During a hearing conducted by the
Senate committee on public order and
dangerous drugs on Thursday, Senators
Franklin Drilon and Grace Poe lectured
Aguirre on the public outcry over the
death of Delos Santos, after the Cabinet
official compared it to the lack of
outrage on the bloody Bulacan massacre
last June.
However, Aguirre reiterated this,
saying that human rights and religious
groups did not show as much condemna-
tion on the massacre in Bulacan.
"Kaya po gusto ko lang linawin diyan
ay dapat maging patas ang human rights
commission, 'yung mga human rights
group, at 'yun ibang mga kumokondena
ng war on drugs. Katulad nu'ng [sa]
Bulacan, 'di ba pinatay 'yung mother,
tapos pinatay 'yung tatlong anak na
minor din? Bale lima sila pero wala
man lang tayong narinig na complaint
o condemnation galing dito sa Human
Rights Commission na ito, sa mga
religious groups na ito, sa mga dilawan
na 'yan. Anong narinig natin sa kanila?"
Aguirre said.
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Lifestyle
13th Annual Oceanside Noche Mexicana Event on September 10
Largest North San Diego Mexican Consulate, who will present This community event is made possible of both television stations. We celebrate
County Event Commemorating a re-enactment of the Grito de Dolores by the very generous financial contri- Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the
(Cry for Independence). butions of our title sponsors: Tri-City rich Latino culture which runs so deep
Mexican Independence Day In addition to the dance and music Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Metro PCS through our community. This event is a
entertainment, there will be a special and Telemundo20/NBC. wonderful way to do just that and con-
On Sunday, September 10, the presentation by nationally syndi- Tri-City is pleased to be a part of the nect with the community."
City of Oceanside will be kicking cated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz (La 13th Annual Oceanside Noche Mexicana Additional funding and in-kind con-
off National Hispanic Heritage Cucaracha); exhibitions by SoCal Pro event in honoring the wonderful tradi- tributions are provided by Oceanside
Wrestling; Por Siempre Car Club line tion and Latino culture of the Oceanside Firefighters Association, Mira Costa
Month with its 13th Annual of classic cars; free activities for the community, said David Bennett, Chief College Continuing Education, Oceans
Noche Mexicana. This fun, free, children sponsored by the Oceanside Marketing Officer of Tri- City Medical Eleven Casino, Oceanside Chamber of

The End-Time Prophecy family event, open to the public, Public Library; and food, artisan, retail Center. Commerce, City of Oceanside, Friends
will take place at the Oceanside and informational booths. Wells Fargo remains committed to its of Oceanside Parks, Oceanside Public

T
The first time we celebrated the fiestas ongoing support for the economic devel- Library, La Perla Tapatia, Vista Com-
Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast patrias in Oceanside 13 years ago, it opment of diverse communities, added munity Clinic, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
he question of how and how to disseminate his vision, and the
Highway, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. was very emotional, said Oceanside Joseph Mishriki, Wells Fargo North San de Oceanside, Education Begins in
resulting chaos because of the worlds
when the world will re- reaction to it. City Council Member Esther Sanchez. Diego Region President. We are hon- the Home, Por Siempre Car Club, The
ally end has intrigued Written during a period of escalat- The event will begin with a Color Young and old, our residents feel pride ored to support the city of Oceanside in Movement Brand, and St. Marys Star of
ing tensions during the Cold War, Guard by the Oceanside Fire Depart- in Mexican history and culture, and the celebrating National Hispanic Heritage the Sea Church.
people of every generation in the impending doom of the world, as ment, in honor of September 11 National many contributions Latinos have made Month and its annual Noche Mexi-
all the millennia. Religious described in this book, no longer seems Day of Service and Remembrance, fol- to help make this country great. This cana. Xiomara Arroyo, Assistant Vice About Friends of Oceanside Parks/
lowed by a moment of silence. years celebration will be fantastic. President of Wells Fargo Community Oceanside Noche Mexicana Committee:
people are not the only ones to be such a threat. However, this book
After a blessing by Aztec Dancers My involvement began several years Relations and North San Diego County We are a non-prot group of Oceanside
explores themes of faith that are rel-
asking. In recent decades, evant, even if the End isnt imminent. Calpulli Omeyocan, the event will in- ago, added Luis Oceguera, an Oceans- native, affirmed Wells Fargos commit- ofcials, residents, businesses and social
people from all walks of life My take on this book: The Clowns of clude performances by Ballet Folklorico ide resident. I wanted to give our kids ment and the importance of being in and service organizations, dedicated to the
Tapatio de Oceanside, Mariachi Juvenil an alternative to the streets, so I started of our diverse communities as a way to betterment of our citys Latino neigh-
have expressed their fear and God is a stunning, exciting and mov-
de San Diego, and other local Latino a professional Ballet Folklorico, which help our region thrive. borhoods and families. To learn more,
ing theological thriller. The intrigue,
concern. the suspense, the plot, and the character bands, singers and dancers. Also on has gone on to compete internationally. Telemundo 20 and NBC 7 are proud call us at 760-435-3057 or by email,
Politicians, educators, and scientists development all work together to make hand will be the very talented Angelito I am excited to announce we also now to be a part of the 13th Annual Oceans- esanchez@ci.oceanside.ca.us. Visit us
foresee the doomsday scenario of our it a great read. Garcia of La Voz Kids. The event have a classical mariachi, which will be ide Noche Mexicana, said Richard on Facebook @nochemexicanaoc.
world from a number of causes: nuclear will close with a representative from the performing this year for the first time. Kelley, President and General Manager
warfare, environmental disaster, planetary The story of Pope Gregory XVII,
pollution, overpopulation, killer diseases, who lived away from the Vatican as
and collision with a comet or asteroid, an ordinary man named Jean-Marie nies, dictatorships, global economy, me, are the age-old questions that we all he wrote after he became an established nightmares I may wake. His family
and many others. Barette, is entertaining, provocative, and politics. Though written in 1981, it want to ask and whose answers we have writer, sold more than a million cop- decided to publish his last book a year
But all these are pure speculation and and full of deep thoughts and insightful depicts what is actually happening in the a tough time finding. ies each. Morris Wests books often later (2000) in an incomplete form and
do not truly answer the question. One information. world today. The musings (prophecies?) The Clowns of God gripped me focused on international politics, and the without any editing, leaving readers free
thing is certain, however. The time of It has a lot to teach us about tyran- of the author can be frightening in their from the first page through the last and role of the Roman Catholic Church in to imagine how the story might have
the end will come! The Holy Bible says accuracy. It will clearly peak your inter- I cannot recommend this book highly international affairs. ended.
so. Dubbed as Armageddon by many, the est, so much so that once you pick it up, enough. Even a reader who is unfa- The Clowns of God is one of the
Bible warned us to always be prepared it would be hard to put it down. miliar with Christian theology and who three books in Morris Wests best-selling
because no one knows except our Lord This book moved me not just with its professes another faith will appreciate Vatican Trilogy: The Shoes of the
God when the end will come. story or language but with the emotions the questions that this book raises. Fisherman written in 1963; followed
Our Lord Jesus Christ said in Revela- it generated. The setting is somewhat Morris West is clearly a proponent of by The Clowns of God in 1981; and
tion: Behold, I am coming soon! My dated now, with geopolitical alliances compassionate Christianity, where the Lazarus in 1990. Some of his books
reward is with me, and I will give to that existed during that time. However, fallibility of man is acknowledged, and have been made into movies or plays.
everyone according to what he has done. the kind of doomsday scenario it pointed forgiveness is the defining characteristic. The Shoes of the Fisherman, the first
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First to was not all that far-fetched. Those As world tensions escalate towards the book of the trilogy, has been adapted
and the Last, the Beginning and the End. who lived through the Cold War will ultimate conflict, the characters struggle into film, starring Anthony Quinn (as the
Authors have also written books about remember the important fear caused by to spread a message of hope and faith Pope), with Laurence Olivier and John
the end-time. One of my favorites is the the insanity of mutual assured destruc- in an environment that is bereft of both. Gielgud. Other books which became
book The Clowns of God by Australian tion theories. The final pages provide a surprising movies were: The Devils Advocate;
novelist and playwright Morris West. Morris West was a master not only of climax that touches at the very core of Cassidy; The Second Victory; and The
Heres a brief synopsis: After receiving prose but of creating characters that are faith. Naked Country.
the vision of the End of the World and fundamentally and recognizably human, A prolific and brilliant novelist, West West was born in 1916 and died in
a commission to announce that it is im- with faults and frailties that accent their wrote over 30 best-selling novels, as 1999 at the age of 83 while writing
minent, Pope Gregory XVII is forced to greatness. The picture he painted of big well as plays. His books were published the final chapters of his last book The
abdicate. The powerful cardinals thought power games as the world hurtles to- in 27 languages and sold more than 60 Last Confession. The last paragraph he
that his vision was the product of an ward a precipice is scary indeed. What million copies worldwide. He started ever wrote was poignant: I can write
insane mind. Pope Gregorys dilemma is remains in the mind of the readers, like writing in 1945, and every new book no more today who knows to what

Law students
They also released an official state- lasting one.
ment as their form of embracing their A similar candle lighting activity was
duties as agents in the administra- held at University of the Philippines
( Continued from page 1 )
tion of justice which states that "law Baguio last Tuesday.
"We want to express our beliefs, students should not cower and subject Students criticized the way how the
what we learned from school, themselves as mere spectators to the current administration executes its war
we want to say that we care, and atrocities being done in front of their on drugs which has already taken thou-
faces, more so that these atrocities are sands of lives, including that of Kian.
we're calling him out for what he's coupled with false propaganda mislead- "Isa lamang si Kian delos Santos sa
doing," Arzadon said. ing the people of the true spirit of the libu-libong pagpatay sa lansangan. One
He added that they wish to encour- law." is too much already," said Rostum Ala-
age more institutions to take action and They also consider extra-judicial kill- nas, a student member of human rights
exhibit dissent towards what they see ings as an expedient, careless way of group Amnesty International.
as the government's failure to uphold attempting to solve the drug problem in Some students expressed fear for their
democracy. the Philippines, rather than a true and ( Continued on page 14 )
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Spiritual Life
August 22 Queenship of the
Virgin Mary Immaculate 46th Annual Blood particles show 'the Turin
Heart of Mary
SCRC Catholic Shroud is not fake'
Making Mary Renewal Con-
Known and vention "Aame
Loved with the Spirit"
Overcoming the Antichrist is September
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time with Mary
1-3, 2017
Who Are You? "Together with the Holy Spirit
Mary produced the greatest thing
When: Friday, September 1 - Sunday,
Joke of the week: The snake said that has gone on for so many centuries. September 3, 2017
his greatest regret was the loss of his Usually the quest, be it historical, that ever was or ever will be: a Where: Anaheim Convention Center,
identity. He had never been able to see theological, philosophical, sociologi- God-man. She will consequently Anaheim, California
his reflection in the water, and for that cal or merely for the sake of curiosity, produce the marvels which will
reason did not know exactly what he is conditioned by the cultural values,
be seen in the latter times. The The annual SCRC Catholic Re-
looked like, or even what he was. The needs and intentions of the seekers. For newal Convention takes place at
rabbit declared that he had the same instance, at the turn of the 20th century, formation and the education of
problem. Seeing a way that they could a German Christian, Albert Schweitzer, the great saints who will come at the Anaheim Convention Center
help each other, the rabbit proposed that published his book, The Quest of the the end of the world are reserved in Anaheim, California every
one feel the other from head to toe, and Historical Jesus. Schweitzer claimed, in
to her, for only this singular and Labor Day Weekend. This year's -- CBN News experiments point to a violent death for
then try to describe what the other ani- conjunction with the protestant mentality Convention theme is "Aflame the man wrapped in the Turin Shroud,"
mal was. The snake agreed, and started of his time that Jesus delivered a simple wondrous virgin can produce in Fanti said.
with the Spirit". A breakthrough discovery on the
by winding himself around the rabbit. message on the Fatherhood of God, the union with the Holy Spirit singu- Fanti says the latest discovery debunks
After a few moments, he announced, brotherhood of man and some teachings Shroud of Turin is leading some the age-old claim that someone simply
lar and wondrous things," wrote Southern California Renewal Com-
You've got very soft, fuzzy fur, long on social justice. Schweitzer painted a to believe it really is the actual painted on the image of the shroud.
Saint Louis de Montfort (True munities (SCRC) organizes the event,
ears, big rear feet, and a little fuzzy picture of Christ, somewhat different
and 2017 will be the 46th Convention. burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The characteristics of these nanopar-
ball for a tail. I think that you must be a from the Gospels, to suit his own needs Devotion 35). ticles "cannot be artifacts made over the
bunny rabbit! and those of the German Christians of Before coming to Anaheim in 1977, the centuries on the fabric of the Shroud,"
Convention was held at Loyola Mary- Researchers from the Institute of
The rabbit was much relieved to find his era. The end times will coincide mount University in Los Angeles and Crystallography said they found signs he said.
his identity, and proceeded to return the History has presented different portraits with the full revelation of Mary, of blood from whoever could have been The shroud is one of the most well-
favor to the snake. After feeling about of Jesus. There are various images of then in Long Beach. known relics associated with Christ,
not in the sense of a greater wrapped in the shroud.
the snake's body for a few minutes, he Christ: Jesus the apocalyptic; Jesus the "The Blood serum tells us that before and researchers have poured over the
asserted, Well, you're scaly, you're wonder-worker; Jesus the radical revo- abstract knowledge, but because Every year thousands of people come
dying the person was suffering," Carlino haunting image of the crucified man
slimy, you've got beady little eyes, lutionary; Jesus the liberator; Jesus the she will be known in the display to the Convention to hear dozens of who appears on it.
world-renowned speakers, learn about told CBN News. "This means that the
you squirm and slither all the time, pacifist; Jesus of Mel Gibsons movie, of her merciful action toward Turin Shroud is not fake... It is certainly Researchers say the latest discovery
and you've got a forked tongue. I think The Passion. In light of these various their faith, and fulfill the goal of the was made possible because of new
sinners, in her fight against the Charismatic Renewal: being transformed the funeral fabric that wrapped a tortured
youre a lawyer! presentations of who Jesus is, how can man." technology.
Scriptures: First Reading: Isaiah 22: one be certain who is the right Jesus? enemies of God and in her sup- by discovering a new openness to the
Researchers there said these particles, "These findings could only be revealed
19-23: The promotion of Eliakim as The Incarnation of the Son of God port of Christs faithful disciples: reality of the Holy Spirit. by the methods recently developed in
The SCRC Catholic Renewal Conven- called "nanoparticles," were a "peculiar
holder of the key of the House of David means that he entered into the contin- "In these latter times Mary must structure, size and distribution," said the field of electron microscopy," said
made him a prominent person in the gency of human history. Jesus Christ tion seeks to fulfill the promise of the Carlino. He said the research marked the
shine forth more than ever in Charismatic Renewal and provide an University of Padua professor Giulio
kingdom. He has the authority over who was Jewish, but he has a million faces. Fanti. first study of "the nanoscale properties
has access to the kings presence. The The answer to the question, Who do mercy, power and grace." (True atmosphere that is energized by unified
Tests on the nanoparticles reveal that of a pristine fiber taken from the Turin
Lord told Shebna, Eliakims predecessor, you say I am? is always situated within Devotion 50, 6) Montfort also praise and worship, solid Catholic teach- Shroud."
ing, and powerful prayer, while inviting they are not typical of the blood found in
about his replacement. Second Reading: the diverse ways of hearing the question stated. the Holy Spirit to be present. a healthy person. When it comes to the question of
Romans 11: 32-36: In spite of his great and the plurality of responding to it. Instead, they show high levels of whether this is the actual burial shroud
mind, Paul has to admit that he has not Who do you say that I am? If the The guest speakers often note a per- of Christ, Carlino says no one can know
Mary will have an eminent role sonal in-filling of the Holy Spirit as they substances called creatinine and ferritin.
solved everything. He has to accept the Incarnation of the Son of God, if the Both are found in patients who suffer for sure.
fact that there are things beyond the Paschal Mystery (his death, resurrection in the utmost battle against the give their presentations. As a result, their
severe and forceful traumas like torture. "The evidence that it is a man who was
limits of our intellectual comprehension. and ascension) is the foundation of faith, antichrist which will come in teachings even more poignantly pierce tortured was there. We cannot say who it
the hearts of the listeners in the way that "Hence, the presence of these bio-
His faith in the Lord made him surrender then he must have an impact on our the last days: the race of Mary the Spirit intends for each. The liturgies logical nanoparticles found during our is," he says.
all to God. Gospel: Matthew16: 13-20: own understanding of self. His ques- will crush the head of the ancient
Jesus wants to be sure that his disciples tion, Who do you say I am, is more seem to become more alive with even
can hear him now. If they are his fol- a question about our faith in God and Serpent (Gen. 3:15). There is no deeper meaning when coupled with all The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
these other elements. The opportunities especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
lowers, he would like to know if they how it affects our life. If we believe in doubt that the one who cultivates
understand who he is. Peters profession Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, Mary the tree of life in his soul, for prayer ministry provide a connec-
tion with God's healing touch that is life
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
of faith that Jesus is the Son of the living then that faith sheds light on who we will overcome the attacks (The
God earned him by divine decree the really are, why we are in this world, and changing. Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
authority to bind and to loose. where are we going. Jesus Christ gives
Secret of Mary 77). With such a welcoming of the Spirit, Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.

Reections: Mediterranean culture meaning to our earthly journey, to our there is always a sweeping, loving and
Hail Mary, full of grace, healing response upon every open heart, On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
according to anthropologists is dyadic; successes and failures, and to the destiny was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
the Lord is with thee. according to each person's need. At
that is, they are other-oriented people of the whole universe. If he really rose
Blessed art thou among women, the close of the Convention, it is often
who depend on others to provide them from the dead and prepared a place for Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, heard, time and time again, that the
with a sense of who they are. A conse- us in his Fathers Kingdom, then our and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, hearts and minds of the people have Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
quence of all this is that ancient people earthly life does not end in death but in
pray for us sinners now, been brought to a new level of faith, the whole world.
did not know each other very well in the everlasting joy and eternal peace. His
and at the hour of death. hope and peace that they never, ever
way the west thinks as most important: question goes profoundly to the very
Amen. expected to achieve in this lifetime. It's On the Hail Mary beads say:
psychologically or emotionally. They basic meaning of human existence. In
neither know nor care about psychologi- our struggle to identify who Jesus is, we truly a taste of heaven on earth. Pope
Article from a Minute with Mary For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
cal development and were not introspec- are in effect identifying who we really Francis as well as our last three popes
on us and on the whole world.
tive. Non-Mediterranean comments are! A Brazilian theologian, Leonardo Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul
Sister Franoise Breynaert II, and Pope Paul VI have strongly
about the feelings and emotional states Boff, said, Only at the end of history, In conclusion say three times:
Theologian endorsed the Charismatic Renewal as
of characters in the biblical stories are therefore, we will be given to know fully
Translated from the French being a precious resource for the life of Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
simply anachronistic projections of sen- who and what he is. Until his definitive
Source: Marie de Nazareth the Church. have mercy on us and on the whole world.
sibilities. Their concern was how others coming, it is given to us only to assist at
thought of them (honor), not how they his manifestation as Lord of history. The 2017 SCRC Convention provides

Like Jesus in Suffering and Humility


Read more on mariedenazareth.com: a choice of programs: Regular Talks,
thought of themselves (guilt). It is from Quotation of the Week: What other
Mary in the life of the Church a special Christ Triumphant track,
significant others that such information people think of me is becoming less and
came, not from the self. less important; what they think of Jesus Teen Conference, Children's Program,
The quest for Jesus and his identity because of me is critical. Cliff Richard. and other special programs. Many run Meditation: prayer (Diary, 268).
concurrently and offer a wide variety [October 11, 1933, after a three-hour
for different ages and interests. For struggle in adoration, Jesus in His Pas-
Regular and special track ticket holders, sion appeared to St. Faustina.]
My Prayer Response:
Sweet Mother a registrant will attend a talk during each
of 10 sessions spread out over Friday,
The bride must resemble her Lord Jesus, bless those who
are in struggles with the gift of

S
Saturday, and Sunday.
Betrothed. I understood these
perseverance in their prayer. May
weet Mother, unite my soul to Jesus, because it is Each talk has a speaker (sometimes words to their very depth. There
our hearts be a repose in Your
only then that I will be able to endure all trials and two) who will discuss the announced is no room for doubt here.
topic, as well as musicians and sing- My likeness to Jesus must be agony over those who refuse
tribulations, and only in union with Jesus will my ers who will provide music ministry. You. May we be like You through
little sacrifices be pleasing to God. Sweetest Mother, through suffering and humility.
Every evening there is a large liturgy in
See what love of human souls suffering and humility.
continue to teach me about the interior life. May the the Arena. On Saturday night there is a *Diary passages with bolded words are
Mass and healing service, which is free has done to Me. My daughter, Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
sword of suffering never break me. O pure Virgin, and open to the public. The Saturday in your heart I nd everything Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
pour courage into my heart and guard it (Diary 915). evening healing service is in addition to that so great a number of souls
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
the Mega Healing Service held Saturday
Source: Diary of St Faustina Kowlaska, Divine Mercy in My Soul afternoon, which is a ticketed event. refuses Me. Your heart is My Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
repose. I often wait with great Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
Photo: Image from Grotto of Our Lady, Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas CA by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010
Visit scrc.org for more information. graces until towards the end of

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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Arts & Culture


Complete cast and creative team announced for the rst show of The
Old Globes 20172018 Season: World Premiere Musical, BENNY & JOON
Directed by JACK CUMMINGS III, on Friday, August 18 at 12:00
Based on the Delightfully Offbeat 1993 noon.
MGM Film
Performances Run SEPTEMBER 7 Benny & Joon is a delightful world
OCTOBER 22, 2017, with Opening premiere musical based on the beloved
Night on Friday, September 15 offbeat 90s romantic comedy movie.
As Joons sole caretaker, auto mechanic
SAN DIEGO (August 11, Benny makes sure his eccentric sister
2017)The Old Globe today
announced the complete cast and
lives a comfortable, safe, and predictable
life. But when Sam shows up, his off- Isa Lamang (2)
kilter take on the worldfull of classic
creative team for the first show of films, Buster Keaton, and an oddball
its 20172018 Season, the world Isang pakikipagkamay lamang ang sagot sa gulo
approach to domestic lifeturns every-
premiere musical Benny & Joon, thing upside down. With unforgettable
upang magkaayos na ang nangyaring pagtatalo
with book by Kirsten Guenther, characters and a beguiling and tuneful maaaring uminit lamang ang bawat mga ulo
music by Nolan Gasser, and lyr- score, Benny & Joon explores what hap- di kaya makatulong ang magdala ako ng yelo?
pens when we step out of our comfort
ics by Mindi Dickstein. Based zones and take a leap toward love.
on the beloved 1993 Metro- The cast features Andrew Samonsky
Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture (Broadways South Pacific, Scandal- Isang bituin lang sa langit ay sapat na sapat na
written by Barry Berman and ous) as Benny, Hannah Elless (Bright gabayan ang sinumang naglalakad sa kalsada
Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon
Star at the Globe and on Broadway) as sa madilim na lugar, sa dagat kung nag-iisa ka
Joon, and Bryce Pinkham (Tony Award walang dapat ikatakot malawak ang liwanag niya
is directed by Jack Cummings nominee for Broadways A Gentlemans
III, Artistic Director of New Guide to Love and Murder) as Sam,
Yorks Transport Group. It will along with Colin Hanlon (Broadways Isang salita mo lang ay matutupad ang pangarap
run September 7 October 22,
Falsettos, In Transit) as Mike, January kung ibubuhos mo ng husto ang iyong pagsisikap
LaVoy (Enron on Broadway, Coraline ituon ng husto ang tingin sa darating na bukas
2017, on the Donald and Darlene Off Broadway) as Ruthie, Paolo Montal-
ban (Globes Allegiance, ABCs Cinder- huwag ka sanang mag-atubilit mag-ipon ng lakas.
ella with Brandy) as Larry, Natalie Toro
(Broadways A Tale of Two Cities, Les Isang boto lamang kayang mabago ang ating mundo
Misrables) as Dr. Cruz and Mrs. Smail, nang hindi na manatili yaong mga abusado
and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Dis-
neys Freaky Friday at La Jolla Play- kilanlaning mabuti ang iluluklok sa gobyerno
house) as Waldo and Video Store Owner. tayo rin ang kawawa kung ipagbibili mo ito.
Completing the cast as Understudies are
San Diego local Katie Whalley Banville Isang silahis ng araw lang ang aking kailangan
(Globes A Dolls House, Playhouses
Freaky Friday and Escape to Margari-
upang ang aking kubo ay magliwanag ng mainam
taville) and Jake Millgard (Globe/USD di ko na hinahangad pa ang magagarbong ilawan
Shiley M.F.A. graduate, Globes Guys kung galing lamang ang ito sa masasamang paraan.
and Dolls). the bond between siblings. The love Kirsten Guenther (Book) is a libret-
The creative team includes Scott Rink between the brother and sister of the title tist and playwright. Her current theatre
(Choreographer), Dane Laffrey (Scenic is deep, moving, and real, and it gives commissions include The Years Between
and Costume Design), R. Lee Kennedy this musical a gentleness and sweetness (T. Fellowship), Bob Fosses Rhythm
(Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound that I find completely captivating. Cre- of Life (Fosse Estate), and Measure of Stage in June; and Alight Arise Return, (for director Jack Cummings III) and
Design), Michael Starobin (Orches- ators Kirsten Guenther, Nolan Gasser, Success (The Rockefeller Foundation developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust (for
trations), J. Oconer Navarro (Music and Mindi Dickstein have brought to the Grant). Ms. Guenther wrote the book and Lark Play Development Center. Her composer Nolan Gasser).
Director), Howie Cherpakov, CSA Globe a memorable and unique show, and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (as seen other musicals include Disneys Toy Sto-
(Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage and my friend Jack Cummings IIIwho on NBC), Soon/Never (Lincoln Center ry: The Musical, for which she wrote the Additional events taking place during
Manager), and Amanda Salmons (Stage has carved out a unique space in the Theaters Directors Lab), and the book book; and Trip (Playwrights Horizons the run of Benny & Joon include:
Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Manager). American theatre with the very human, for Mrs. Sharp (Richard Rodgers Award: Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission),
Theatre, part of the Conrad Pre- Im truly excited to open the Globes people-driven stories he tellsbrings Playwrights Horizons starring Jane Notes Across a Small Pond (Bridewell VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER IN-
bys Theatre Center. Previews run 20172018 Season with this special new Benny & Joon a beautiful spontaneity Krakowski, directed by Michael Greif). Theatre), and Beasts and Saints (Boston SIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, Septem-
September 7 14, with opening musical, said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic and freshness. The shows scorerich, Additionally, she created books to the Music Theatre Project, ASCAP Founda- ber 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Director Barry Edelstein. A world pre- complex, melodic, and funwon me song cycle Out of My Head (licensed tion Workshop), for which she wrote An opportunity to closely connect with
night on Friday, September 15 at over instantly when I first heard it, and I by Steele Spring Stage Rights) and The book and lyrics. Her short play Starving productions both onstage and backstage.
miere based on the delightfully offbeat
8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $36 and 1993 MGM film, Benny & Joon centers am happy to share this bright new work Cable Car Nymphomaniac (Bay Area to Death in Midtown was produced A panel selected from the artistic com-
go on sale to the general public on something rare in the musical theatre: with San Diego audiences. Theatre Award nomination). Ms. Guen- worldwide as part of the 2015 Climate pany of each show (playwrights, actors,
ther is the recipient of a Dramatist Guild Change Theatre Action. Her songs have directors, designers, and/or technicians)
Fellowship, Lincoln Center Honorarium, been performed widely, including at Lin- engages patrons in an informal and
and The Rockefeller Foundation Grant, coln Centers Hear and Now: Contem- illuminating presentation of ideas and
and she participated in writing residen- porary Lyricists. Ms. Dicksteins honors insights to enhance the theatregoing ex-
cies at the Lark Play Development include a Jonathan Larson Award, a perience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.
Center, ASCAP Foundation Workshop, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday,
and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony Fellowship, and two New York Founda- September 16 following the 2:00 p.m.
at Goodspeed Musicals. She previously tion for the Arts Playwriting Fellow- matinee.
lived in Paris, where she worked as a ships. She received her M.F.A. from and Explore the ideas and issues raised by
Paris correspondent for USATODAY. is currently on the faculty of New York a production through brief, illuminat-
com and authored the popular weekly Universitys Graduate Musical Theatre ing post-show discussions with local
column The Sexy Expat, about an Writing Program. experts, such as scientists, artists, histo-
American journalist trying to navigate Jack Cummings III (Director) is rians, and scholars. Subject Matters will
and date the French. She has penned Co-Founder and Artistic Director ignite discussion, bring the plays con-
sketches for personalities such as James of Transport Group, where he most cerns into sharp focus, and encourage
Franco, Steve Buscemi, Christopher recently directed William Inges Picnic you to think beyond the stage! FREE.
Walken, Michael Douglas, Catherine and Come Back, Little Sheba in rotating POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday,
Zeta-Jones, and Kathie Lee and Hoda, repertory. His favorite Transport Group September 19, Tuesday, September 26,
among others. She holds a B.F.A in credits include Queen of the Mist by Mi- and Wednesday, October 4.
Theatre from USC and an M.F.A. from chael John LaChiusa (world premiere); Join us after the show for an informal
the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing See Rock City & Other Destinations and enlightening question-and-answer
Program at New York University. by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias session with cast, crew, and/or Globe
Nolan Gasser (Music) is a critically (New York premiere); The Audience staff members. Get the inside story on
acclaimed composer, pianist, and musi- (conceiver, world premiere); cul-de-sac creating a character and putting together
cologist. He is most notably the architect by John Cariani (world premiere); Nor- a professional production. FREE.
of Pandora Radios Music Genome Proj- mal by Yvonne Adrian, Tom Kochan, SINGLE TICKETS to Benny & Joon
ect and the companys chief musicolo- and Cheryl Stern (world premiere); start at $36 and go on sale to the general
gist from its founding in 1999. He holds Marcy in the Galaxy by Nancy Shayne public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00
a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford (world premiere); and Three Days to See noon. Tickets can be purchased online
University. His original compositions (author/conceiver, world premiere); as at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone
have been performed in such prestigious well as revivals of I Remember Mama; at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or
venues as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hello Again; First Lady Suite; Once by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old
Hall at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Upon a Mattress; Almost, Maine; The Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts
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Rose Bowl in Pasadena, among many
others. His theatrical projects beyond
Dark at the Top of the Stairs; The Boys
in the Band; All the Way Home; and
Our Town. His other New York credits
are available for full-time students, pa-
trons 29 years of age and under, seniors,
military members, and groups of 10 or
DELTA DENTAL & MOST Benny & Joon include the opera The
Secret Garden, commissioned by San
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Wright (2015); and the musical Start Me Scott Richards (Inner Voices, world Friday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Satur-
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coming book, Why You Like It: The and Victor Lodato (Inner Voices, world September 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday,
Science and Culture of Musical Taste, premiere). His regional credits include I September 12 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday,
will be released in 2018 (Flatiron Books Remember Mama (Two River Theater), September 13 at 7:00 p.m.; and Thurs-
Macmillan Publishers). He is also the A Streetcar Named Desire (Gretna The- day, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Opening
subject of a documentary for the ESPN atre), Violet and The Young Man from night is Friday, September 15 at 8:00
Clinic Hours (National City) : Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat - 9am to 6pm FiveThirtyEight series The Collectors Atlanta (Barksdale Theatre), and The p.m. Regular performances (September
entitled Breaking Music Down to Its Illusion (Nevada Theatre Company). 16 October 22): Tuesday and Wednes-
(Poway): Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 6pm Genes (2015). The film highlights his He received his B.A. in International day evenings at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and
forthcoming work with Memorial Sloan Relations from the College of William & Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays
Kettering Cancer Center to pilot an al- Mary and his M.F.A. in Directing from at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays
gorithm to provide personalized musical the University of Virginia. He is married at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be
therapy for cancer patients. Dr. Gassers to actress Barbara Walsh. no performances on Saturday, Septem-
TEDx Talk, Empowering Your Musical ber 23 at 2:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. and
Taste, is available on YouTube. Benny & Joon is presented by special no matinee performance on Saturday,
Mindi Dickstein (Lyrics) is a lyricist, arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. October 14 at 2:00 p.m. There will be
librettist, and playwright. She wrote the Benny & Joon was developed in part at an additional matinee performance on
lyrics for the Broadway musical Little the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab Wednesday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Women (licensed by Music Theatre In- in 2014, at Transport Group in 2015, at
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Mayrong isang tao, itoy impresa- was instrumental in making Charlie
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Life Of The People Of Platerias Street as they were sure that Maning did not appreciate the unsavory nick-

together. He would just shrug his the son of a whore (anak ng puta), CA 91950 Tel. (619) 474-0588
name. Chapter 6 Maning Bakla And the Duty Free Shops In Manila

social media channels:


There was a full moon above, and they could see its reflections on the water as
the waves slapped on the sand. They could feel the cool breeze kiss their face, the

shoulders in response. from Chapter it would be Tikboy. Tikboy was one


warm water wet their feet. On that cold December evening in Maryland Beach Re-
sort in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines, they wanted to freeze time and enjoy every

of Erics playmates on Platerias Street


moment of their stay Chapter 10 Nasugbu Market Place And The IUD BBQ
1 Her U.S. Navy Dreamboat
For more information, e-mail sandiegoasianjournal@yahoo.com
Manila Mayor Antonio Villegas proved to be an innovative mayor; for
example, he introduced the free elementary and high school education in

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the city, the first of its kind in the country. He was also a poet in the ver-

To order copies through the Internet, go to amazon.com, go to


nacular; at every opportunity, he would recite or talk in the form of a poem

on the second oor of his fathers


Simeon G. Silverio Jr.

he himself composed. In answer to his critics, he once said: Marami ang

velOnTour
nagtatanong kung bakit ako tumutula, bakit, ang tula ba ay masama (Many

books, go to advance search and type name of author, SIMEON


are asking why I am reciting a poem, why, is a poem bad)? Chapter 17

printing business in Manila in 1957.


When Gatpuno Villegas warmed his Salumpuwit at Maharnilad
Promised Land by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. Their playmates from the barrio were cautious and made a sign of

Twitter: @MarvelOnTour SIMEON G. SILVERIO, JR. Tikboys mother, Purita, worked as a PHILIPPINE
PROMISED LAND, the inspirational and difficult journey of two

SILVERIO, and follow instructions.


the cross when passing ant hills, which they would call nuno sa punso.
Filipino cousins marrying U.S. Navy personnel for migration They would reverently say, Makikiraan, po (Please allow us to pass!)!
and financial purposes. As a piece of the Filipino-American Chapter 31 - Nuno Sa Punso And Other Weird Provincial Experiences

prostitute in a brothel across the street


experience, this story also applies to the lives of all people.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/Marvel-
The boys, usually five at a time, would line up and march without their pants
Promised Land

towards the rice fields at the back of the house. They would pass by a guava

HOMECOMINGS
Excerpts from the book

from Erics house. from Chapter


You must join the U.S. Navy so we can live abroad, Isabel of- tree, pull out several leaves and wash

OnTour To order by mail, ll out


ten told her boyfriend Lando as they walked in the park, weav- them in the artesian well. Once in the

6 - Just Like Any Mother


ing dreams for their future together. He would just shrug his shoul- field, the quack doctor would hammer
ders in response. from Chapter 1 Her U.S. Navy Dreamboat a stake into the ground made of a
branch of a guava tree with the other

Instagram: @MarvelOnTour The clash of two cultures, Filipino and Mexican, had taken its toll. He
grew weary of the enchiladas, tacos, burritos and other Mexican dishes
she prepared repeatedly. He longed for the Filipino dishes from his na-
tive land that he would always eat as a child. Teresa would not let him
end bent towards the boy. Chapter
34 - Circumcision: Why Do Some
Boys Walk Bow-Legged During
Summertime In The Province?
CHERISHED MEMORIES Mail Order Form
(Check quantities in space before book title)
Philippine
cook his favorite adobo and tuyo (dried fish) due to their stinking up
the house. When he brought her to the Philippines, Teresa refused to
stay and sleep in their house in the barrio. It is hot and there are liz-

### ards on the ceiling, she complained. from Chapter 3 - Trophy Wife
Let me make this clear with you again, Ditas once told Romy when
he accosted her while tipsy from drinking with friends nearby. I will
____ Promised Land by Simeon G. Silverio Jr.
Homecomings
never marry you even if you are the last man on earth. The friends
laughed hard and Romy retreated in shame. The next day he left town Excerpts from the book:
and she didnt hear from him until she received a letter from the United
How did you know Richard? she
Members of the media should visit
States Naval Base in San Diego from her jilted suitor, now a mem-
ber of the U.S. Navy. from Chapter 5 - The Last Man On Earth
asked. Danny was fast to the draw. I ____ Betel Nuts and Other Stories by Simeon G. Sil-
www.FeldMediaGuides.com/AgeofHe-
Cherished
Simeon G. Silverio Jr.

One evening, when Romy and his friends were drinking in the house, Ditas

PROMISED
showed Andy the photo of Isabel. Check her out, Andy, she told him. Shes
looking for a boyfriend here in America. No way, Andy replied. I know what
shes up to. She will just marry and leave me once she gets her green card. produced his shows there, he lied. verio, Jr.
roes for more information. Photos can He could see Menchie, the movie baga
But shes very pretty, Romy told his friend. With your looks, you can never
have a wife as beautiful as her. from Chapter 8 Pretty Girls Photo

be found at www.FeldEntertainment. Memories star, was impressed. And I can also Ang mga ibon daw, kanyang na- ____ Philippine Homecomings Cherished Memories
Is this your first time riding an
airplane? her seatmate, a wom-
an in her fifties, asked Isabel.
produce your show, he continued the gagaya
LAND by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
How did you know? Because

com/hrp (username: feldmedia; pass-


youre holding your bag tightly
and you look scared. And also,
that huge envelope in plastic bag
contains the x-ray film carried
charade. She was pleased. Do you Kay daling gawin niya, ang sabi sa
word: photos) by first time immigrants. Isabel
sheepishly smiled. from Chap-
ter 12 Land of Milk and Honey
by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
think people will pay just to watch kanya
____ Complicated Affairs by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
me? Why, are we going to charge Marami na ko nyan, alis ka na muna
them? he asked instead. Menchie
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How did you know Richard? she asked. Danny was fast to the draw. I

gered.
produced his shows there, he lied. He could see Menchie, the movie star, was
impressed. And I can also produce your show, he continued the charade. She

ences that lift the human spirit and cre-


was pleased. Do you think people will pay just to watch me? Why, are we going to
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She hit him on the shoulder. He knew the ice was broken. Chapter 2 : Movie Star

Stories Balik Tanaw:


So how are you doing? Danny was pleased to hear from Juanita. I am okay,

ate indelible memories, with 30 million Excerpts from the book


how about you? So-so, he replied. Ive missed you, his playboy persona took
over again. Really? she asked. I have something to tell you. What? Danny
was rejuvenated. He had not dated for a while and was eager to do so. He saw
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people in attendance at its shows each
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Danny said. Are you sexy again? He was hoping to renew their relationship

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but was unsure about it since she was with her husband. Juanita did not answer

Seeing the Philippines for the


The Filipino
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year. Feld Entertainment productions


This is Mindy, Diaz introduced a pretty twenty-five year old girl to him when

by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. he arrived at the dock. Shes Dignas sister. Mindy shyly extended her right hand

rst time after many years would


which Danny shook. He noticed that Digna was teasing her sister, as though there

AFFAIRS
was a pre-arranged plan between Diaz and the two girls unbeknownst to him. Later

have appeared in more than 75 countries give any former resident a culture
on, during the course of the fishing trip, he discovered the plan: Digna wanted
Full Name: ______________________________
Movie Stars
Danny to hook up with her sister. Marry my sister, Digna told him as they ate
lunch aboard the boat in the middle of the bay. So she can migrate to America.
Entertaining and easy-to-read shock. The roads, which looked
She knew Danny was a divorced American citizen. Chapter 5: Gone Fishin

and on six continents to date and include short stories inspired by a Filipinos
Danny called up his friend Pepito and asked for ideas on how to best help
Kate. Pepito was the brother of his comedian friend, Elvis, one of the top enter-

to be wider before, appeared nar-


tainers in the Philippines at that time. Jackpot ka, pare (Youve got a jackpot,
Simeon G. Silverio Jr.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey,


friend), Pepito told Danny. She is a gold mine. What do you mean? We
Address: _______________________________
experience in growing up in the
of Yesteryears
can set her up with rich Chinese men playing at the casinos and charge them

row. The buildings and the streets,


at least 50,000 pesos to spend the night with her. I am sure many of them
would be willing to spend that much just to be with a beautiful white girl like

Monster Jam, Monster Energy Super- Philippines. which were dilapidated and dirty
Kate. We will get our commission afterwards. Chapter 8 : Leading Lady
After Danny gave him her name, the clerk spent a few minutes in the com-
puter. Thats it, the clerk said afterwards. She has pension due her, and you

before, looked more dilapidated


are entitled to it! Danny was surprised. He didnt expect this bounty. How much
City: ___________________________________
cross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Excerpts from the book
do you think you will get? the clerk asked him. Danny was hesitant to give him
an amount. He was happy to get $100 a

and dirty now. Chapter 2 Ba-


month. That would go a long way espe-
by Dr. Romy Protacio
Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe
cially if one was living in the Philippines.
One hundred dollars, he answered.

likbayan Culture Shock


Thats way too low, make it higher.
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If there is a person that can aptly be
Three hundred? Way too low. Five

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hundred? Still very low. How much?
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dollars. He could not believe what
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tertainment is available online at www. Pilipino, is synonymous to the phrase, Movie Stars of Yesteryears
feldentertainment.com.
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Entertainment
Solenn Heussaff and Betong Imperial Avenue Street Festival Taste of the Philippines w/Dakila
Sumaya sing their hearts out in
GMA Networks All-Star Videoke

The Imperial Avenue Street once again hopes, with an acknowledg-


Festival is happening on ing nod, to fuel the spirit of prosperity
for our neighborhood and mark the
Saturday, August 26, 2017 commercial corridor as a destination for
from 12pm to 9pm in Logan unique cultural and culinary experiences
Heights. as well as bring an innovative economic
development approach as it generates
The Imperial Avenue Street Fes- capital back into the local economy.
tival blends art and soul in one For additional information, visit http://
www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com/
of San Diegos most historic and
unique neighborhoods. The fes-
tival celebrates the rich history,
Rody
( Continued from page 1 )
arts and culture of the Greater
spokesperson, said Harris vowed to ex-
Logan Heights community. From tend US assistance, including technical
its rich African-American roots assistance and training on urban type op-
Brace for a more fun-filled yung pinagkatiwalaan ng GMA dito sa
napakalaking project na ito. As we all to the strong Latino influence that eration, to the Philippine military, which
Sunday night as GMA Network continues to battle groups affiliated with
know, inaabangan talaga ito ng viewers exists today. The festival grooves
brings back to Filipino homes noon, di ba? Sobra yung excitement ko the Islamic State in the country.
to the sounds of live music from
All-Star Videoke with twice the kasi following the footsteps of Allan She added that Galvez presented Harris
multiple stages. Browse the reports about the technical assistance
fun and twice the excitement, K., Jaya and Arnell Ignacio, ang laki ng
shoes to fill in so I feel blessed and chal- offerings of 4 blocks of local provided by the US in counterterror
beginning September 3.
lenged at the same time, he said. artists, crafts and enjoy gourmet operations. With Roel Pareo, Jaime
The game features six celebrity con- food and beverages. Columbian Laude
The grand return of the musical
Law students
game show is hosted by the two
testants or Videoke stars vying to outwit to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old Sponsored by House of the Francisco!
one another by filling in the missing Dakila (Great, Nobility), founded in
of the Networks versatile artists: words on a song in a videoke-type of favorites and new directions, the Philippines, Balboa Park, San 1972, was one of the very first Filipino
multi-talented actress and TV presentation. Imperial Avenue Street Festival ( Continued from page 14 ) Diego, CA fronted bands with mass appeal embed-
In the event that every player correctly is not to be missed. gabi," said 18-year-old Arnold Buena- Location: San Diego Performing Arts ding tagalog lyrics. The band's fusion
host Solenn Heussaff and funny answered the words in each song, a pair flor. Center of latin, jazz, and rock were compared
comedian Betong Sumaya. of celebrity laglagers will choose one Ned Tuguinay, chairperson of the UPB Let us take you back in time of peace, to the Bay Area sound of Santana. The
The Festival is held on Imperial Student Counci,l said they will continue love and happiness. Relax to the smooth
player who will be out of the competi- band has been reignited after a 40-year
Solenn revealed that because of her tion. Avenue between 28th & 30th and to clamor for justice. sounds of the 70's mixed with the break, returning to San Diego for this
love for music and singing, she is more The two remaining contenders will between L Street & Com- "Malinaw na ito ay manipestasyon ng comforts of our homeland. Sample deli- special event.
enthusiastic for the show to begin. proceed in the semi-final round for a mercial Avenue. The Imperial pasismong administrayon ni Duterte. cious dishes prepared by local Filipino For Tickets:
Ito talaga yung first hosting gig ko sa chance to play in the jackpot round. The Sa hanay naming mga student leaders chefs, refreshing libations, sweet treets, TOPDAKILA.EVENTBRITE.COM
GMA Entertainment so iba yung feeling Avenue Street Festival, one of dito sa UP Baguio, mananatili kami na and the main course with Dakila, the
winning contestant becomes the All Star 15% Discount, Enter Code: SDSU
kasi sobrang bongga yung prepara- Videoke Champ! and may bring home a the oldest streets in San Diego, ipagpatuloy pa ang laban para sa mga legendary LatinJazzRock band from San
tions sa lahat. Nandun yung pressure cash prize of up to 100,000 pesos. boasting a mix of businesses, res- ganitong biktima ng pasismo ng estado,"
but the excitement is there for me kasi
I really like music and singing so dito
A Super Oke prize is also up for the
win if the winner decides to continu-
taurants, shops and local entre-
preneurs. It continues to echo the
Tuguinay said.
Students of both universities hope they Divine Mercy Shrine
magagawa ko talaga yun, the Kapuso ously play in the succeeding weeks. have rekindled hope and awareness in Encinitas, California
actress said. All-Star Videoke is under the helm of
music of its birth, transcending through their candles.
On the other hand, Betong shared how esteemed director Louie Ignacio. boundaries, embracing diversity, Another demonstration by student ac-
grateful he is to finally be part of the Dont miss All-Star Videokes pilot and celebrating personal style. tivist groups, entitled "Tama na! Para sa www.divinemercyhills.org
program that has become one of the Fili- katarungan, para kay Kian!" is set to be
pino viewers favourite TV programs.
Natutuwa ako kasi kami ni Solenn
episode on September 3 on GMAs flag-
ship international channel, GMA Pinoy The Imperial Avenue Street Festival held on Saturday afternoon at Sunshine Be part of the story.
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