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Msgr. Gutierrez 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is God Unfair? p.

Proles Fr. Michalenko Speaks at 3rd Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy p. 2
Perspective Dr Ed Gamboa: A Nation of Killers? p. 6
Advocacy Rudy Liporada: Lame Duck Duterte Missed Chance to be Great p. 13 KB HOMES p 9

September 29 - October 5, 2017

39 countries worry about killings, climate of impunity in Philippines Philstar.com MANILA, Philip-
Duterte on America: I'd rather pines (First published at 11:40
p.m. on Sept. 28) Noting that
be friendly with them now the human rights situation in the
Philippines remains serious, 39
'Overall, I think the Americans to them now because aside from
countries expressed concern over
also redeemed themselves a these episodes of, I said, sad inci-
the rising number of drug-related
lot,' President Rodrigo Duterte dents, overall, I think the Ameri-
killings in the country and called
says during the 116th Balangi- cans also redeemed themselves
a lot," Duterte said during the on the government to end and
ga Encounter Day in Eastern probe these deaths.
Samar 116th Balangiga Encounter Day
in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Iceland, reading the statement
Paterno Esmaquel II, Rappler. Balangiga is the site of a on behalf of 38 other nations,
com | MANILA, 9/30/2017 historic siege that led to the US said the Philippine government
President Rodrigo Duterte said
he "would rather be friendly"
now with the United States
military's worst single defeat in
the Philippines. In what is known
as the Balangiga Massacre, locals
Destiny should welcome a visit of Agnes
Callamard, the UN special rap-
porteur on extrajudicial, sum-

Close Call
because the Americans have "re- outsmarted and killed 48 out of mary or arbitrary executions,
deemed themselves" and "have 74 US troops in 1901. without conditions or limitations.
helped us a lot." The siege was signaled by the The 39 signatories represent an
"There are so many factors in- Balangiga bells, which the US increase from 32 nations which
volved but I'd rather be friendly expressed a similar concern in
( Continued on page 7 )
the previous UN Human Rights
Council (HRC) session in June.
Protest song from Les Misrables Chapter 32 of Destiny a Philippine experience story Some of the new signatories

gets Tagalog treatment

are the US, Canada, Australia,
by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr., Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal San Diego Ukraine and Georgia.

According to John Fisher, the
GMA News | MANILA, 9/21/2017 -- Saracho contributed additional ona was too proud to call Romano to tell him of her change of feelings. This Geneva director of the Human
On the 45th anniversary of the lyrics. simply didnt fit the values she grew up with as a decent Filipina lady. But Rights Watch, Manila has so far
declaration of the late dictator In a video uploaded by Narwin she needed to act right away; otherwise, Romano would be under the com- been unwilling to heed calls to
Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law Espiritu on Wednesday, a male
the people will be singing.
plete control of Chita, the conniving Filipina to whom he turned his attention after end what he termed as a "murder-
singer could be seen singing the
There is no shortage of songs melody written by Claude-Mi- being rejected by Mona. ous campaign," referring to the
Chita was telling us she would soon marry Romano, her friend Anna confided to Mona. government's drug war.
of revolt in the Philippines, but chel Schnberg, a capella.
Did he propose to her? Mona asked. She was intrigued Romano would do so, barely a few He added that the Philippines
a familiar tune has been adapted De Jesus first shared the full lyr-
weeks after she turned him down. She thought his love for Mona was too deep it would not abrupt- had also not been able to hold
by theater stalwarts and released ics on his Facebook page. "There
ly fade away when they parted ways. If he indeed proposed marriage to Chita, then his profession those responsible accountable.
on Wednesday, the eve of the was thread among theater people
of love to her was not serious. Otherwise, how could he easily fall for another girl, especially one Fisher called on the HRC to step
"National Day of Protest." there was Bibeth Orteza, Aud-
with an unsavory reputation like Chita? in to end the violence, support an
Award-winning writer and ie Gemora, me and we were
No, he did not propose, Anna replied. But Chita said she would make sure they would marry international investigation into
composer Vincent De Jesus talking about what we're going to
within a month. the deaths and demand account-
has adapted "Do You Hear the do on September 21," De Jesus
But how? ability.
People Sing?" from the musical tells GMA News Online, adding
You know Chita. She has her ways. Maybe she would entrap him. "A growing chorus of voices
"Les Misrables". Fellow theater it was Orteza who suggested "Do
( Continued on page 6 ) is speaking out at the United
stalwarts Rody Vera and Joel ( Continued on page 12 )
Nations top human rights body
to condemn the thousands of
Only PHL resort included in A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacic? killings in the Philippines per-

Travel + Leisure mag's 10 Best Logical, terrifying

petrated in the name of Presi-
dent Duterte's so-called war on

Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia ABS CBN News | SEOUL/TO- in response to US President Don- is a need for them to test their drugs," he said.
KYO, 9/27/2017 -- Detonating ald Trump's threat at the United combined missile-bomb capa- The 39 states remained con-
cerned about the "climate of
Healthcare Workers are
GMA News | MANILA, Top 10. a nuclear-tipped missile over the Nations to "totally destroy" the bility. They could have already
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forward to Travel + Leisure
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Top 7 of the list dominated by
Thailand properties.
prove the success of its weapons
program but would be extremely Forming A Union with
fire a warhead-tipped (inter-
mediate range) Hwasong-12 or
as an excuse to make it happen,"
said Yang.
which has been criticized both
locally and internationally for its
transgressions of human rights of
SEIU-UHW to Fix Dialysis
Its the culmination of a year- Explains T+ L in its website, provocative and carry huge risks, Hwasong-14 intercontinental Such an atmospheric test would
long survey among readers about Hotels were rated on their facili- arms control experts said on ballistic missile and blow it up be the first globally since China drug suspects.
everything travel-related: best ties, location, service, food, and Friday. a few hundred kilometers above detonated a device in 1980, "We urge the government of the
cities, islands, best airports, best overall value. Properties were North Korean Foreign Minister the Pacific Ocean," said Yang Uk, according to the International Philippines to take all necessary
hotels, car rental, cruise ships, classified as City or Resort based When I started Now, however, its all about
But were changing that. measures to bring these killings
Ri Yong Ho suggested leader a senior researcher at the Korea
profits for the two largest Energy Agency.of dialysis
you name it. on their locations and amenities. Kim Jong Un was considering working
Defense and in dialysis
Security Forum TestsDaVita
in corporations,
dialysis of nuclear-tipped
workers are forming bal- a to an end and cooperate with
In the Best Resort Hotels of Located in the quiet Station testing "an unprecedented scale Seoul. and Fresenius. They assign union with SEIU-United
listic missiles Healthcare
are rarer still. The the international community to
clinics 21 years as many as 18 patients to Workers pursue appropriate investigations
Southeast Asia Category, only hydrogen bomb" over the Pacific "They may be bluffing, but onethere
RN and two United States' West
technicians, only(SEIU-UHW).
test of an By
one Filipino hotel made it to the ( Continued on page 12 ) ago, we had time leaving us little time to monitor( Continuedjoining together, on pagewe11will ) ( Continued on page 11 )
patients and properly sanitize win respect in our clinics,
to properly care equipment. Thats putting and have the strength to
improve our lives and our
for our patients workers and patients in a

Healthcare Workers are

position to fail. patients lives.
and we were So many of us work two jobs - Emerson Padua,
Dialysis patient care technician
six days a week, 12 hours a
Save the Date: proud of our work. day - just to survive. It leaves
October 13, Friday Forming A Union with
us exhausted and frustrated
that we cant do more for our
Monthly Fatima Devotion begins at 2:00 pm
with the Rosary; and concludes at 3:00 pm
with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Way
of the Cross SEIU-UHW to Fix Dialysis Emerson Padua

When I started Now, however, its all about But were changing that.
profits for the two largest Thousands of dialysis
working in dialysis dialysis corporations, DaVita workers are forming a
and Fresenius. They assign union with SEIU-United
clinics 21 years as many as 18 patients to Healthcare Workers
one RN and two technicians, West (SEIU-UHW). By
ago, we had time leaving us little time to monitor joining together, we will

Jesus I Trust In You!

Centennial Celebration patients and properly sanitize win respect in our clinics,
of 100th Year of Fatima (1917-2017) to properly care equipment. Thats putting
See page 16
and have the strength to
improve our lives and our
for our patients workers and patients in a
position to fail. patients lives.
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Fr Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, speaks at 3rd Life and Other Matters

Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy
The Tsunami disaster
and Philippine tourism
Though it may not be in good I first heard of the Tsunami time. He mentioned one of his daughters
taste, it is time for the Philip- disaster in Asia while on a just got married and was on her way to a
resort in Thailand for her honeymoon. I
pines to take advantage of the Bavarian tour of Eastern Europe assured him if the resorts in the country
situation, get its act together, with my family this Christmas were beautiful, based on what I had
and entice tourists to the pris- season. A companion of ours, an heard from my friends. The call he re-
orthodontist from Birmingham, ceived that night was from his daughter,
tine beaches of the country. and she assured him she was safe and
Alabama, talked loudly on his sound because they were honeymooning
Editor's note: with the recent disasters cell phone while we getting off on the other side of Thailand unaffected
that wrecked havoc in several southern
states and Puerto Rico, we are reprint- the bus at our hotel on the third by the disaster..
evening of the tour. He was vis- I did not pay much attention to it till
ing an article about a similar disastrous
I turned on the television set the next
event in Thailand rst published in ibly agitated, and I overheard he morning. Even though I could not under-
2005. was upset about something that
Monina Tayamen (to right of Fr Michalenko), 2017 WACOM lay leader, and the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern stand the language in Prague, the Czech
California (DMHFSC), the 501(c) non-prot behind the Divine Mercy Shrine project in Encinitas, CA, led by John Oertle (left), had happened in Southeast Asia. Republic, I knew instantly that some-
greet Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, (center) during the 3rd Regional Congress on Mercy held Saturday, September 23, 2017, San Diego, California thing big had happened. The television
at St Peter Claver Churck in Simi Valley, CA. Also joining them are Noli Mendoza Lina (next to Monina) of Long Beach and the January 9, 2005 Over lunch the day before, we had the screen showed dead bodies strewn all
Divine Mercy group of St. Peter Claver Church. Fr Michalenko blessed the image of the Madonna for the DMHFSC. chance to meet each other for the first ( Continued on page 14 )

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Health & Wellness

Older drivers American Heart Association's Tea consumption leads to epigenetic
adapt their Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations changes in women
thinking to A healthy diet and lifestyle grains and other nutrients but are lower -- ScienceDaily

improve road cardiovascular disease. Its not as your

are your best weapons to fight in calories. They may help you control
weight, cholesterol and blood Epigenetic changes are chemical
hazard detection hard as you may think! Remem- modifications that turn our genes
ber, it's the overall pattern of Eat an overall healthy dietary pattern off or on. In a new study from
your choices that counts. Make that emphasizes: Uppsala University, research-
-- ScienceDaily the simple steps below part of a variety of fruits and vegetables, ers show that tea consumption
whole grains, in women leads to epigenetic
your life for long-term benefits to low-fat dairy products,
A recent study finds that older your health and your heart. skinless poultry and fish changes in genes that are known
drivers showed adaptive respons- nuts and legumes to interact with cancer and estro-
es according to the amount of Use up at least as many calories as you non-tropical vegetable oils gen metabolism. The results are
traffic in a driving scene when take in. Limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, published in the journal Human
identifying road hazards. Al- red meat, sweets and sugar-sweetened
Start by knowing how many calories beverages. If you choose to eat red meat, Molecular Genetics.
though younger drivers are faster you should be eating and drinking to compare labels and select the leanest
and more accurate at identifying maintain your weight. Nutrition and cuts available. It is well known that our environment
and lifestyle factors, such as food choic-
driving hazards than older driv- calorie information on food labels is One of the diets that fits this pattern is
es, smoking and exposure to chemicals,
ers, older drivers were capable of typically based on a 2,000 calorie diet. the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop
You may need fewer or more calories Hypertension) eating plan. Most healthy can lead to epigenetic changes. In the
adapting their response criteria to depending on several factors includ- eating patterns can be adapted based on current study, researchers from Uppsala does not show if it is healthy or not to T. Heijmans, Maria Botsivali, Ingvar
help them identify road hazards ing age, gender, and level of physical calorie requirements and personal and University in collaboration with research drink tea and further research is needed A. Bergdahl, Torgny Karlsson, Mathias
groups around Europe, investigated if to understand how epigenetic changes Rask-Andersen, Domenico Palli, Erik
when the amount of traffic in a activity. cultural food preferences.
coffee and tea consumption may lead found in this study affects our health. It Ingelsson, sa K. Hedman, Lena M.
driving scene increased. If you are trying not to gain weight,
dont eat more calories than you know Eat less of the nutrient-poor foods. to epigenetic changes. Previous studies has previously been demonstrated that Nilsson, Paolo Vineis, Lars Lind, James
you can burn up every day. have suggested that both coffee and tea tea catechins lead to epigenetic changes M. Flanagan, sa Johansson. Tea and
"This work shows that older adults are play an important role in modulating in vitro and in cultured cancer cells, coffee consumption in relation to DNA
still adaptive, displaying mental flex- Increase the amount and intensity The right number of calories to eat
of your physical activity to match the each day is based on your age and disease-risk in humans by suppress- arguing that some of the health effects of methylation in four European cohorts.
ibility in responding to changes in their ing tumour progression, decreasing tea may be mediated by epigenetics. Human Molecular Genetics, 2017; DOI:
driving environment," says Jing Feng, number of calories you take in. physical activity level and whether
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moder- you're trying to gain, lose or maintain inflammation and influencing estrogen 10.1093/hmg/ddx194
an assistant professor of psychology at metabolism, mechanisms that may be Story Source:
North Carolina State University and lead ate physical activity or 75 minutes of your weight. You could use your daily
vigorous physical activity or an equal allotment of calories on a few high- mediated by epigenetic changes. Materials provided by Uppsala Uni- Cite This Page:
author of a paper on the work. The results show that there are epigen- versitet. Note: Content may be edited for Uppsala Universitet. "Tea consumption
For this study, researchers developed a combination of both each week. calorie foods and beverages, but you
Regular physical activity can help you probably wouldnt get the nutrients your etic changes in women consuming tea, style and length. leads to epigenetic changes in women."
program called the Driver Aware Task, but not in men. Interestingly, many of ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 May
which allows scientists to study the at- maintain your weight, keep off weight body needs to be healthy. Limit foods
that you lose and help you reach physi- and beverages high in calories but low these epigenetic changes were found in Journal Reference: 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releas-
tention of drivers using driving images. genes involved in cancer and estrogen Weronica E. Ek, Elmar W. Tobi, es/2017/05/170531092458.htm>.
The Driver Aware Task was used with 16 cal and cardiovascular fitness. If its in nutrients. Also limit the amount of
hard to schedule regular exercise ses- saturated fat, trans fat and sodium you metabolism. "Previous studies have Muhammad Ahsan, Erik Lampa, Erica
younger adults (ages 21-30) and 21 older shown that tea consumption reduces Ponzi, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos, Panagi-
adults (ages 65-79). sions, try aiming for sessions of at last eat. Read Nutrition Facts labels carefully
10 minutes spread throughout the week. the Nutrition Facts panel tells you estrogen levels which highlights a poten- otis Georgiadis, L.H Lumey, Bastiaan
Using the Driver Aware Task, research- tial difference between the biological
ers compared how sensitive younger and the amount of healthy and unhealthy
If you would benefit from lowering nutrients in a food or beverage. response to tea in men and women.
older drivers are to hazards in driving Women also drink higher amounts of tea
images, as well as their tendency to miss your blood pressure or cholesterol, the
American Heart Association recom- As you make daily food choices, base compared to men, which increases our
hazards or have false alarms. Younger power to find association in women,"
drivers showed no difference between mends 40 minutes of aerobic exercise of your eating pattern on these recommen-
moderate to vigorous intensity three to dations: says Weronica Ek, researcher at the De-
the low- and high-traffic situations. partment of Immunology, Genetics and
However, older drivers shifted the four times a week.
Eat a variety of fresh, frozen and Pathology, who led the study. The study
criteria they used to identify potential did not find any epigenetic changes in
hazards. Older drivers were more likely Eat a variety of nutritious foods from canned vegetables and fruits without
all the food groups. high-calorie sauces or added salt and individuals drinking coffee.
to commit false alarms -- reporting a Results from this study highlight
hazard when the hazard was absent -- in sugars. Replace high-calorie foods with
You may be eating plenty of food, but fruits and vegetables. the role of pharmacologically active
high-traffic situations. components in tea being involved in
This increase in false alarms is likely your body may not be getting the nutri-
ents it needs to be healthy. Nutrient-rich Choose fiber-rich whole grains for cancer and estrogen metabolism, which
because older adults modified the criteria can reflect that health effects related
so they were less likely to miss road foods have minerals, protein, whole most grain servings.
to tea consumption might be due to
hazards. epigenetic changes. However, this study
"Older adults are adapting to changes Choose poultry and fish without skin
in their environment, whereas younger and prepare them in healthy ways
adults are not -- possibly because they without added saturated and trans fat.
The paper, "Adaptive Response Cri- If you choose to eat meat, look for the
don't have to," says HeeSun Choi, a teria in Road Hazard Detection Among
former Ph.D. student at NC State and a leanest cuts available and prepare them
Older Drivers," is published in the jour- in healthy and delicious ways.
co-author on the paper. "In other words, nal Traffic Injury Prevention. The paper
there is an attempt by older drivers to was co-authored by Fergus Craik, Brian
compensate for age-related change. This Eat a variety of fish at least twice a
Levine, Sylvain Moreno and Gary Na- week, especially fish containing ome-
flexibility is a good thing. For example, glie of the Rotman Research Institute;
it means there is potential for training ga-3 fatty acids (for example, salmon,
and Motao Zhu of the Research Institute
that could help older adults adapt to at Nationwide Children's Hospital. ( Continued on page 11 )
changing driving conditions."


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California Communities
Citys vaccination, sanitation & education efforts Circulate San Congresswoman Susan Davis in-
helping to combat Hepatitis A outbreak Diego and SDPD troduces student loan relief bills
recent weeks in the following areas.
EDUCATION unite to release gears
WASHINGTON As Congress loans more quickly.
up to renew the Higher According to the Consumer Financial
There are a number of opportunities pedestrian safe- Education Act, U.S. Rep. Susan
Davis, the Ranking Member of
Protection Bureau, one of the chief com-
plaints made by borrowers is that their

ty awareness
RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND EDUCATE Since public health officials say the available for people to get free hepati- student loan payments are processed
THE PUBLIC ON PROPER HYGIENE most effective way to combat the virus tis A vaccinations and sanitary kits. If the Higher Education Subcom- against their intent. Instead of applying
is for at-risk people to get vaccinated, someone is interested in a vaccine, they prepayments towards the loan principal,
mittee, introduced two bills to
San Diego Following City the City has significantly increased the should call 211 or go to 211sandiego. as the borrower likely expects, loan-
number of vaccination clinics offered at org. provide student loan relief. servicers will often credit the balance
vaccination efforts this summer libraries (see below for list of upcom- Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver towards future monthly payments.
and the Aug. 31 directive from ing clinics). In addition, the City in infection that is usually transmitted by SAN DIEGO (September 26, The debt saddling students As the top Democrat on the Subcom-
San Diego County public health partnership with ambulance provider the fecal-oral contact, either through 2017) Today Circulate San when they leave college hurts not mittee on Higher Education, Davis will
officials, City Hall continues to American Medical Response and the person-to-person contact or consumption
Diego and the San Diego Police only the students but impacts our play a key role in crafting a renewal of
take aggressive action in recent Downtown San Diego Partnership held of contaminated food or water. Contami- the Higher Education Act.
a two-day event Thursday and Friday at nation can occur when infected persons Department recognized Pedes- economy, said Davis, a senior ###
weeks to combat the hepatitis A Golden Hall where 1,278 people were do not wash their hands properly after trian Safety Awareness Month by member of the House Committee Congresswoman Davis represents the
outbreak by providing vaccines vaccinated. going to the bathroom and then touch releasing two videos to promote on Education and the Workforce. 53rd Congressional District, which
for at-risk people, implement- In all, more than 28,000 people have other objects or food items. Surfaces that Vision Zero, the City of San Massive student debt makes includes central San Diego, La Mesa,
ing a chlorine bleach solution to received immunizations through the City are frequently touched should be cleaned it harder for graduates to buy a Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts
and Countys efforts. and sanitized often. Diegos plan to eliminate traffic of El Cajon and Chula Vista. Davis is a
power wash sidewalks and other At-risk populations include homeless To avoid infection, public health of- fatalities by 2025. home or maybe venture out on senior member of the House Committee
public areas in downtown, and individuals, intravenous drug users, ficials recommend people wash their a new startup. Federal student on Education and the Workforce, serving
educate the public about proper food handlers, janitorial workers and oc- hands regularly after using the bathroom Video 1: Captain VZs Five Steps loans are an investment in our as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee
hygiene. cupations/professions that have regular and before preparing or eating food. to Crossing the Street Safely en- on Higher Education and Workforce De-
gages students K-5th and helps
nations future. We need to be
interactions with at-risk people, such as Hands and arms should be washed velopment. She is also a senior member
police officers, firefighters, paramedics, with warm soapy water for at least 20 adults share pedestrian safety tips sure we are getting a good return of the House Armed Services Committee.
At Mayor Kevin Faulconers direction,
homeless service providers and health seconds and then thoroughly rinsed with with kids (https://www.youtube.com/ on that investment by ensuring
Ramona Air Fair
the City on Monday established a Coor-
dination Center inside City Hall to direct care professionals. clean running water and properly dried. watch?v=lIqHE3DBbwQ). graduates can contribute to the
all of the Citys efforts. A 12-person The County HHSA offers vaccines at Video 2: Watch for Pedestrians video economy when they leave col-
Flies in Oct. 7
team led by John Valencia, the Citys SANITATION dozens of Community Health Centers reminds us that things can change in an
and Public Health Centers throughout instant, and drivers can save lives by lege.
Office of Homeland Security Execu-
tive Director, coordinates resources as On Sept. 11, the City began an unprec- the region. watching for pedestrians (https://www.
edented effort to sanitize sidewalks, youtube.com/watch?v=Gw6evFCtaZI). The Eliminating the Hidden Student

Waterfront Park
needed, tracks progress on the ground, Loan Tax removes all administrative By Gig Conaughton, County of San
and coordinates closely with San Diego streets and gutters throughout the Diego Communications Offic
downtown area with cleanings occurring The video public service announce- fees, which can range from one to four
County public health officials. Cool airplanes, awesome cars,
to close for
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ments emphasize the importance of percent, on federal student loans. A par-
We are a resilient city and have ent taking out a $10,000 federal Parent
proven time and again that we are ready A vendor is using a chlorine bleach being safe and aware when walking flapjacks, Mexican food, live
PLUS loan to help send their child to

Music Fest
to handle anything that comes our way, solution that public health officials say and driving on San Diego streets. The
college with a four percent fee would
country music, a hot air balloon
Mayor Faulconer said. Weve made is best way to eradicate the virus from two videos feature San Diegos newest and a really big Smokey Bear
public areas. The sanitation efforts super hero, Captain VZ, draped in a pay $400 up front.
continued progress in getting more folks As a result of the passage of the Health if that sounds interesting to you,
vaccinated and improving the sanitary will continue next week and will soon reflective cape and armed with a safety
conditions on our downtown streets and expand to other areas. The Countys Waterfront Park message. Captain VZ will help everyone Care and Education Reconciliation Act youre in luck!
The City also has significantly expand- will be closed to the public Satur- unleash their inner superhero and help of 2010, all federal student loans issued Visitors can see all of that
sidewalks. Were going to get through by the Department of Education were
this together, but we need everybody ed access to public restrooms. Fourteen day, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 save lives. and more from 9:00 a.m. to 4
bathrooms in Balboa Park are now open Education is an important element of taken out of the hands of private lenders
to do their part by getting the word out
around the clock representing half of for the CRSSD music festival. Vision Zero. Were releasing these vid- and issued directly by the Department. p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 when the
to at-risk individuals who need to get Preparations for the festival get Despite the elimination of private Ramona Air Fair & Fly-in comes
vaccinated and by making sure all San all the parks restrooms. In addition, eos to help make our street safer, said
the City has added two new 24-hour underway Wednesday, Sept. 27 Colin Parent, Interim Executive Director lenders in the federal loan process, the back to Ramona Airport at 2926
Diegans regularly wash their hands with Department of Education has continued
soap and warm water. restroom facilities (with four separate and access to the park will be for Circulate San Diego. Montecito Road.
stalls each) at the corner of C St. and 1st According to a recent report from the to charge administration fees on student
For months, City officials have been
Avenue and at 1330 G St., bringing the
limited in some areas through San Diego County Coroner, a stagger- loans. This hidden tax adds billions of
working with the County to hold free The event and parking are free. Visi-
total number of public bathroom sites Friday, Sept. 29. Metered parking ing 101 pedestrians died on the streets dollars to student debt every year.
tors will get the chance to get close-up
vaccination clinics at public librar- The Student Loan Fair Prepayment
ies (including three in July and early to 21 in the downtown area. A 22nd spots will be off limits Wednes- across San Diego County last year. This looks at vintage aircraft, including
site will be added next week in the East is approximately a third of all traffic Act would ensure that extra payments
August), have San Diego police officers day, Sept. 27 through Monday, are applied first to the principal of the Chuck Halls WWII-era P-51 Mustang,
Village. deaths in 2016, an increase from 93 Six Shooter, experimental aircraft,
accompany County nurses when they
In coordination with the City, the
Oct. 2. pedestrian deaths in 2015, and is just highest interest-rate loan, unless the bor-
go to homeless encampments to offer rower requests otherwise. This technical helicopters and firefighting air tankers.
vaccines, and place educational posters County has had 41 handwashing stations short of the County record set in 1994 of The airports control tower will be open
However, the playground area and change would save borrowers a signifi-
about hepatitis A in libraries, recreation up and running since Sept. 2 throughout restroom in the southeast corner of the ( Continued on page 11 ) cant amount and help them pay off their ( Continued on page 11 )
centers and other public buildings. downtown and surrounding neighbor-
The City has also ramped up efforts in hoods. ( Continued on page 11 )
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A nation of killers?
Hello? Romano answered at the end
of the line.
Whos that? Whos calling you at
this hour? Mona overheard Chita from Dr. Ed Gamboa, MD, FACS factured by an army of paid trollsis we may or may not be addicted to drugs)
nearby. why the sustained popular support for each and every human being carries
Hello? Romano repeated. On September 8th, the Feast of extrajudicial killings? within himself or herself the image and
Mona was shocked and turned off her Are people convinced that the Philip- likeness of God.
phone. She didnt expect Chita to be the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin pine drug problem will evaporate by Our acceptance or denial of the idea
with Romano at that late hour. Mary, Cardinal Luis Antonio killing off every drug user or addict? of imago Dei carries serious implica-
Its too late, she told herself. She was Tagle issued an official statement If not, why support Dutertes ruthless tions. If one does not subscribe to this
deeply disappointed. decrying the present state of af- policy? The state-sponsored policy of idea, then killing another human being
Then her cell phone rang. It was extrajudicial killings is ethically and is not a big deal. Such killing can be
fairs in the Philippines.
morally problematic. Is the nations con- justified by many other reasons: safety;

Destiny: Close Call

Hello? she asked. science so anesthetized that the deaths security; peace; order; defense; etc. But,
Did you call me, Mona? We cannot govern the nation of innocents are tolerated or accepted as if one recognizes another man or woman
No, she was embarrassed to admit. by killing, Tagle said. We can- inevitable collateral damage? as sacred, as bearing the reality of Gods
( Continued from page 1 ) Annas thinking was logical and there But your name registered in my not foster a humane and decent ineffable image and likeness, the taking
was a good chance she would lose Ro- phone. Filipino culture by killing. Perhaps, answers can be found in the of ones life is inconceivable.
How mano to Chita for good. Yes, I did, cornered, she finally classic work of the late Jesuit priest, Duterte appears to belittle this theologi-
She might do the same trick Wait a minute. How come you sud- admitted. Cardinal Tagle is Archbishop of Manila Jaime C. Bulatao, an eminent profes- cal concept. In fact, he has been quoted
Why sor at Ateneo de Manila University as questioning the humanity of drug ad-
she did to her ex-boyfriend Rico. denly got interested on Romano? I
Where are you? she asked instead.
and president of Caritas Internationalis,
and co-founder of the Psychological dicts: Are they humans? What is your
Remember when she told Rico thought you already dumped him. a confederation of Catholic relief orga-
I did. But I think I am having feelings I am at Chitas apartment. nizations engaged in over 200 countries Association of the Philippines. In 1966, definition of a human being? Such
she was pregnant by him? for him. Are you sleeping with her? and territories around the world. He is, Fr. Bulatao coined the term split-level was Hitlers condescending view of the
Yes. Oh my God. Absence indeed makes No. for all intents and purposes, the premier Christianity. Jews in Germany. Thus, Duterte said in
But you plan to. a speech given in Davao in September
And she broke with him when the heart grow fonder!
There was silence for a while. Then
voice of the Catholic Church in the
Such type of Christianity, Bulatao 2016 that he would be happy to slaugh-
Rico confessed he was actually Mona was embarrassed. She sheepishly Philippines.
smiled at Anna and admitted her change Romano answered: Yes. The Cardinal joined fellow bishops wrote, may be described as the coex- ter 3 million drug addicts.
not an American citizen, which of heart. But I thought you love me. in directing the tolling of church bells istence within the same person of two Do the supporters of Duterte also
he told everybody, and therefore God, we have to do something about You dumped me, remember? What do every evening across the country, in re- or more thought-and-behavior systems subscribe to the view that their fellow
could not petition her to become this. It will be a double tragedy if Chita you want me to do? membrance of the victims of the bloody which are inconsistent with each other. human beings do not carry the image
wins. Romano would be doomed for life This time, it was Mona who remained war on drugs. Ringing church bells to Fr. Bulatao pointed out that such psy- and likeness of God? If they do, I am no
a permanent resident here in the silent. chological framework allowed a person longer puzzled at their avid support of
and your heart would be broken. remind people to pray for the dead is
U.S.? What shall I do? I changed my mind. I love you now. an ancient Filipino custom. Now is the to attend Mass on Sunday and accept a the drug war and extrajudicial killings.
I remember that. Call Romano and tell him you love Really? Romano was elated. He was right time to revive it, Tagle remarked. bribe on Monday.
She tried to trick Rico by pre- like a father who was told his wife was So it is with the split-leveled person,

The rosary
him. Which raises the question: Has kill-
But I am so ashamed. pregnant. Bulatao explained. At one level, he
tending to be pregnant, but Rico Whos that? Chita asked from afar.
ing become the national norm? More
professes allegiance to ideas, attitudes
turned the table on her. After she Theres nothing to be ashamed of. bluntly, if the Philippines is indeed the
This is like a matter of life and death. A Are you coming to bed? new killing fields as Bishop Vir- and ways of behaving which are mainly ( Continued from page 10 )
confessed she was not, he told battle between good and evil. Happiness No I wont, Romano replied. I will gilio David of the Diocese of Caloocan borrowed from the Christian West, at effort to live the message of Fatima?
her he was indeed an American and sadness. be going to Mona. claims have we become a nation of another level he holds convictions which
He rushed towards the door, still hold- are more properly his own ways of Can we pray for world peace? Can we
citizen. He just denied his citi- Go, get your cell phone and call.
ing his phone.
living and believing, which were handed
I cant. Ill call him tonight. Which further raises the question: Why make a difference by praying the Rosary
zenship to see if she would still Mona overheard them. She realized down from his ancestors, which do not every day? Can we save lives through
Anna understood her shyness and let has such a shameful and tragic set of
marry him even if he was not a her friend do as she wished. what had just happened as she shed affairs befallen the only Catholic nation always find their way into an explicit this powerful devotion?
citizen. tears of joy. Finally, after many years of in Asia? (Actually one of two, count- philosophical system The answer to all these questions is,
That was really embarrassing for her, AT SEVEN OCLOCK IN THE EVE- heartaches and tragedies, she would get ing East Timor). Why is this happening Bulatao elucidates further: (the) top or YES! At Hiroshima we can see Marys
Mona recalled. But I doubt if she could NING, Mona decided to call Romano. her own share of the happiness she long to the third largest Roman Catholic surface level is the more Christian part. protective hand at work. And she con-
do that to Romano because everybody She timed the call so he would be at deserved. - AJ country in the world (next to Brazil and It is made up of rules and beliefs picked tinues to beg us to pray for her interces-
now knows her modus operandi. home and resting. Mexico)? up in school or in church. In large part sion.
Dont underestimate Chita. This time, (To be continued) Has this Christian nation misplaced its it is conceptualized, or at least verbal- Not only are we called to pray, but also
she might actually try to get pregnant, collective moral compass? ized, usually in a foreign language like to spread this beautiful and saving devo-
you now, like purposely not taking her To voters who took his election prom- English, Spanish or Latin. Much of it is tion to those around us. Hand someone a
birth control while assuring him she was ises as innocuous campaign rhetoric, it learned by rote, from the catechism or rosary and ask them to join you in prayer
doing so. was a rude awakening to watch Presi- from booksThe lower or deeper level for Marys protection during these dark
Are they sleeping together? Mona dent Duterte resort to state-sponsored is made up of the rules, beliefs, attitudes and evil times.
was disappointed. For several months mass killings (13,000 victims, mostly and action tendencies which are more Copied below is a portion of Fr. Hubert
seeing Romano, they never became poor Filipinos, to date) to eradicate the common in the environment, which Schiffers call to live out Our Ladys
intimate, which was why she liked him: drug menace, Indeed, the international are picked up at home and in the street requests at Fatima. Read the full PDF
his good moral character. community was shocked that such a rather than at school. A large part of it text by clicking the image below.
Who knows? Even if they are not, it brutal policy, in lieu of rehabilitation and is never verbalized, but acts as a sort of What we need today is a Crusade of
would be easy for a wily and experi- education, was chosen as the first (an unspoken philosophy Prayer, the spirit of prayer everywhere,
enced woman like Chita to lure her man. d only) line of treatment for drug Another explanation for the support a renewal of our deepest trust and confi-
He would surely succumb no matter his addicts. The medicine the government of EJKs may be found in the concept, dence in Gods providence. Our Blessed
morality because hormones will take administered is clearly worse than the or rather in the denial of the concept, Mother promised that when we heeded
over. disease. of the Jewish tzelem Elohim, or the her plea for prayer and Christian action,
Mona was discouraged. She knew Yet, what is more puzzlingif polls are Latin imago Dei. Mans (or womans) the world would have peace.
indeed objective data and not manu- essential image and likeness harken back We may feel that our humble efforts
to God, the Creator. God created man cannot have such a tremendous effect
in His own image, in the image of God upon the world, but let us think for a
what he meant wow do I understand it! 10. Losing the need for spontaneity He created him; male and female He moment about the power of a river,
created them. (Genesis 1:27). sweeping everything before it. That river
The arrogance of youth was, up until 11. Losing the need to break out in The nature of this likeness has been is made up of tiny drops of water, and
a few years ago, simply a silly little song, in joke, in passion debated through the centuries. Rabbinic because numberless tiny drops of rain
saying it had no relevance whatsoever. scholars favored the concept of God have fallen into it, the river has become
Well, youth does have arrogance to it. 12. Just less, less, less bestowing mankind with a special honor. a force that carries heavy ships and
When we are young we think we can Our minds make us like God, Mai- changes deserts into fruitful farms and
do anything, conquer any obstacle, and 13. Our bodies desert us monides said. The Desert Fathers, on gardens.
overcome any challenge. We know it all the other hand, taught that we became So, too, will the Perpetual Rosary
and we dont suffer fools or the elderly 14. Our muscles desert us God-like through Theo-gnosis (studying Crusadethe recitation of the rosary
gladly. 15. Worry about money and income is and knowing God) and kenosis (self- for peace by countless persons all over
constant emptying or asceticism). the world become an immense and ir-
It would be easy to say that we were Irenaeus (c. 130-202) of Lyons was resistible spiritual force for peace. In this
ignorant but that wouldnt necessarily be 16. You forget how to use the turn more generous, arguing that when Jesus universe there is nothing else that forms
correct. We simply hadnt lived enough, signal assumed human nature, He elevated a common ground for the peoples of the
Getting (Much) Older
seen enough, done enough to realize that our status so that (Christ) might bring world except the love of God, charity,
we just might possibly be wrong. We The best part of aging us to be even what He is Himself. and the spirit of prayer. Our Blessed
learned that many times over the older St. Thomas Aquinas does not exactly Mothers rosary is a bond which unites
Want to become invisible? we became, unfortunately. The above sixteen items being said
(and believe me, there are LOTS more)
subscribe to the concept of deification or
theosis, as Eastern Orthodox theologians
the heart strings of the world.
This is the Message of Hiroshima:
Taking stock of life there are good parts to aging. Some of
Just live long enough to get old those are:
like St. Athanasius do, yet he comments
in the Summa that although imperfect,
Prayer in every heart, prayer on every
lip, prayer moving the work of every
Now that I am in this time of life, I there truly is in man a likeness to God
There are both good and bad I remember my father would occasion-
have started to be more aware of things, 1. No one asks for your ID
hand throughout the world. It is this
ally say and still does that he hated and thus the rationale for our present spirit of prayer that will bring us peace
things about getting older. One to take stock of things, to attempt to and future participation in the life of the
the fact that people didnt see him after in this world. Will this come true?The
of the best things is that you he started getting older. I, of course, understand things a bit more than ever. 2. You will occasionally meet some Triune God. answer is up to you. Fr. Robert
experience enough to get at least since I was young didnt have a clue as I have realized that I dont know it all, very nice people - individuals who will Catholic theologians, like St. Au- Schiffer, 1953
wont know it all, can never know it help you with something and smile gustine, believe that mans image and
a bit smarter. One of the worst to what he meant.
all, and that I should just get over it and while theyre doing it
When the Rosary was Stronger than
likeness were tainted by original sin the Atomic BombThis article has been
things about getting older is you move on. but fully restored by Christ. Indeed, St.
Now that I have gone sailing past that updated and was rst published in Au-
become invisible. half-century mark myself, I understand Fair enough, but there is still that 3. Membership in AARP which can John Paul II writes that the concept of gust 2014. The Catholic Company. All
invisible thing that just wont go save you all kinds of money on things, imago Dei clarifies many truths of rights reserved.
away. Why do we ignore the aged? Are has terrific travel tips, and does count- the Christian faiththe mystery of the
we so afraid of aging that we simply
Act of Consecration
less things for aging individuals (not human is made fully clear only in the
must ignore the evidence of it? Are as good as perhaps joining the Playboy light of Christ who is the perfect image
we so in terror of losing the strength, the Club when you were younger, but join- of the Father
mental acuity, the sexual abilities, the
passion for life that we have that we tip
ing it has definite benefits) The aforementioned does not do justice
to the multitude of commentaries on the to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary
toe around what is staring us in the face? 4. Saving money with senior specials subject. However, the concept is founda-
Perhaps...perhaps. and other discounts targeted to the aging tional. In other words, despite our weak-
nesses and imperfections regardless of
The worst part of aging 5. You no longer have to prove yourself class, race, gender, mental or physical VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF
whether at work, in friendship, in disability, economic or educational sta- GOD AND OUR MOTHER, to
1. Forgetting how we got this old sports, in business, in, well, pretty much tus (and may I add, despite the fact that your Immaculate Heart we conse-
anything crate ourselves, in an act of total
2. Forgetting where we left the keys entrustment to the Lord.
and often losing the right to drive about aging. Sure, there are some side
6. You get to sometimes see the forgiv- By You we will be led to Christ.
benefits, but most individuals would
ing side of people (while also too often By Him and with Him we will be
3. Forgetting where we left all sorts of probably trade those in a second to get a
seeing the unforgiving side) led to the Father.
things few decades back.
There is actually very little that is good We will walk in the light of faith,
7. You dont have to worry about your and we will do everything so that
4. Forgetting about seeing ones body deteriorate, see-
figure the world may believe that Jesus
ing ones family and friends die, seeing
strength slip away, noticing how difficult Christ is the One sent by the Fa-
5. Less strength, agility, eyesight, hear- 8. You dont have to worry about being ther.
ing, taste, sensations of touch, ability it is to remember things, watching as
strong With Him we wish to carry His
to smell, less, well, less of pretty much health slowly vanishes, and realizing
that every day we are more and more Love and Salvation to the ends of
everything 9. You dont have to worry about being the earth.
susceptible to any number of life-threat-
sexy Under the protection of your Im-
6. Less ability to be child-like ening diseases, injuries, and accidents
that we would have shrugged off just a maculate Heart, we will be one
10. You dont have to worry (quite as People with Christ. We will be
7. Less ability to forgive few years ago.
much) about your kids witnesses of His Resurrection. By
No, aging certainly is not for the faint
of heart; and to add insult to all that Him we will be led to the Father,
8. Less desire to forgive This list, while containing things that for the glory of the Most Holy
injury is the thing that irritates my father
are pretty much correct, is nonethe- Trinity, Whom we adore, praise
9. Less desire for most things the most, being invisible to so many
less written a bit tongue-in-cheek. In and bless forever. Amen.
younger people.
actuality, there is very little good -- Adelina Moore & Ines Toribio
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( Continued from page 1 ) Immigration 911
eventually took as spoils of war. by Susan V. Perez, APC
Duterte has told the US to return the
iconic bells that led to the 1901 Balan-
giga Massacre.
Due to this demand, bservers expected Read previous articles by Susan V. Perez
the President to slam the US again dur- at ww.asianjournalusa.com
ing the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day,
but he surprisingly went soft on the US
on Thursday.
Duterte explained on Thursday that the
US "partly helped" the Philippines when NEW RULES FOR VISITORS OR B-2
it was "challenged by the Japanese oc-
cupation" during World War II.

'They are our allies' IMMIGRATION 911 by Atty. Susan of misrepresentation.

V. Perez
"I would not say they were our saviors,
but they are our allies and they helped When the inconsistent conduct
When a foreign national enters
us," Duterte said. occurs after 30 days of entry, but
"Even today, they provide crucial the United States on a visitor
within 60 days of entry, it does
equipment to our soldiers in Marawi to or tourist visa, he or she should
not create a presumption of mis-
fight the terrorists," he added. not apply for a job, work, study,
Duterte described previous US abuses representation. Under the new
get married to a U.S. citizen or
as "water under the bridge." rule, its 90/120 day.
"I was under advice by the Depart- change his or her status within at
ment of Foreign Affairs that I would just least the first three months of his
Changes of plans that occur
temper my language and avoid magmura or her entry.
(cursing), which I'm prone to do if I get after three months may still be
emotional," he said. problematic but are not pre-
In a cable to American embas-
In earlier speeches, Duterte blasted sumed to be the result of willful
the US for atrocities such as the Bud sies around the world, Secretary
misrepresentation. This is very
Dajo massacre where Americans killed of State Rex Tillerson wrote that
around 600 Moros in Sulu. problematic. Lets go back to our
visitors who require a visa before
Duterte's speech on Thursday comes as example, Maria. If she files her
entering the United States must
the US assists the Philippines in ending change of status on the 5 and
clashes between government troops and follow through with their state
month assuming she was given
Islamic State (ISIS)-linked Maute Group plans for at least three months.
terrorists in Marawi City. six (6) months to stay in the U.S.,
If a visitor fails to do this, it
Earlier this month, the US announced it there still could be a finding of
would make it very difficult, if
was donating P730 million ($15 million) willful misrepresentation depend-
to help rebuild Marawi. not impossible, for them to renew
ing on the circumstances of the
Recently, the Philippines and the US a visa, get anew one or change
case. If she files the change of
held a drill that simulated a hijacking their status.
and hostage-taking incident to train their status after six (6) months to be
troops in fighting terrorism. Rappler. outside the 90/120 rule, she will
com If they were still in the United
already by out of status and her
States, it would make those visi-
application will be denied. The
tors eligible for deportation. For
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Life is so short
SO, THINK WHAT IS GOOD, Description: Spring orchid in flower
Description: Contemporary Country AND FORWARD WITH HOPE.
Centerpiece Kit Description: Floating roses and silk
Description: Red Valentine centerpiece TAKES,
Description: MIni fall leaves CUSES.

Doin' ne
I was in in the public restroom Stall: "Can I come over?"
I was barely sitting down when I Me: (attitude) "No, I'm a little
heard a voice in the other stall: busy right now!!"
"Hi, how are you?" Stall: "Listen, I'll have to call
Me: (embarrassed) "Doin' fine!" you back. There's an idiot in the
Stall: "So what are you up to?" other stall who keeps answering
Me: "Uhhh, I'm like you, just all my questions!
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Why does Christmas in the Philippines
manded the morning,
And caused the dawn to know its place,

start in September?
That it might take hold of the ends of
the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal; Experts weigh in on why among
And they stand forth like a garment. all other countries, Christmas
From the wicked their light is with-
held, is celebrated the longest in the
And the uplifted arm is broken. Philippines
Have you entered into the springs of
the sea 9/27/2017 Nations all have
Or walked [d]in the recesses of the a way of marking the start of
the Christmas season around
The Lord speaks Have the gates of death been revealed
to you,
Or have you seen the gates of deep
the world. In the United States,
the holidays officially begin on
darkness? Thanksgiving in November while
Pain and sorrow has been a part the Lord Almighty spoke to Job out of
Have you understood the expanse
of human existence since Adam a mighty whirlwind. Confronted with
of the earth?
in Italy, a fellow Catholic country,
and Eve. We all have known
the great power and majesty of God, Job
Tell Me, if you know all this. decorations are only put up on
fell in humble reverence and adoration December 8th or the day of the
sadness and suffering, and often Where is the way to the dwelling of
speechless. God rebuked Jobs friends,
our first instinct is to search for and the drama ended with Job restored to
light? Immaculate Conception of Mary.
And darkness, where is its place,
the reason: Are we being pun- happiness, wealth and health blessings
That you may take it to its territory In the Philippines, the Christmas season
in abundance as he never had before.
ished for some wrongdoing? Is Job learned that when nothing else was
And that you may discern the paths to kicks off on September 1st or the start of
God trying to teach us a lesson? its [f]home? the so-called BER months more than
left he had God and that was enough!
You know, for you were born then, three months before the actual Christ- ated by malls. Malls and brands only tasks before the big day.
Is God testing our faith? Why do The following is what the Lord Almighty
And the number of your days is great!
said to Job. It is very profound as well mas day. Christmas songs start playing respond to peoples behaviors, Bro. In other words, our brains are hard-
the righteous suffer? Have you entered the storehouses of on the radio and in the malls, holiday Sorita assures us. wired to think of the months ahead of
as poetic. Read on
the snow, promos from airlines pop up, invitations It may appear that malls have a huge Christmas as a chance to buy gifts, to
All these questions have been asked Or have you seen the storehouses of from friends and family to get together influence on the extended celebration of put up the Christmas tree and other
through the ages. We have encountered ***
the hail, and eat out start coming in, and Christ- Christmas in the Philippines. It makes decorations, to plan the Noche Buena,
the same questions asked in the Book God Speaks (New American Standard
Which I have reserved for the time of mas trees, balls, and lights now occupy sense that these retail outlets would and to schedule Christmas parties.
of Job. The Book of Job is a gripping Bible)
distress, every department stores racks literally capitalize on the practice to generate Most importantly, we use this time to
drama of a man with an unshakable faith Then the Lord answered Job out of the
For the day of war and battle? overnight. increased demand for toys and other get together with family, friends, and
in God a theological treatise about suf- whirlwind and said,
Where is the way that the light is We grew up practicing this tradition but gift items that we often buy during the colleagues we havent seen all year over
fering and a picture of faith that endures. Who is this that darkens counsel
divided, where did it really all start? Whoever said Yuletide season, Ed Timbungco, cor- good food just like how our ancestors
A prosperous farmer living in the land By words without knowledge?
Or the east wind scattered on the earth? we should start celebrating Christmas in porate communications consultant and did. Probably the reason why this tradi-
of Uz, Job was the Old Testaments Now gird up your loins like a man,
Who has cleft a channel for the flood, September? PR professor at De La SalleCollege tion has been successfully passed on
equivalent of an agro-millionaire. One And I will ask you, and you instruct
Or a way for the thunderbolt, You might think its because we, of St. Benilde explains. But its more from generation to generation.
day, Satan the evil one, the accuser Me!
To bring rain on a land without [g] Filipinos, are mostly Catholic. Its one than just a marketing stunt. Filipinos
comes before God claiming that Job Where were you when I laid the foun-
people, possible reason but according to sociolo- supported the extended observance of And in these get-togethers, we like
trusts God only because he is wealthy dation of the earth?
On a desert without a man in it, gist, Bro. Clifford Sorita, if we look at the Christmas because we are really suck- sticking to our comfort food favorites
and everything is going well for him. Tell Me, if you [a]have understanding,
To satisfy the waste and desolate land Liturgical Calendar, the Advent season or ers for anything that will allow us to like Shakeys. Now with the Shakeys
Satan contends that if Job is tested and Who set its measurements? Since you
And to make the [h]seeds of grass to the preparation for the Nativity of Jesus celebrate and spend more time with our BER Bundle that comes with a free up-
loses everything that he has, he will know.
sprout? Christ begins four Sundays before Christ- loved ones. size of your all-time favorite pizza and
surely curse God. The Lord Almighty Or who stretched the line on it?
Has the rain a father? mas day which is around the last week of So, what exactly is the reason behind chicken, plus a free Mojos Supreme, you
consented to the testing of Job. On what were its bases sunk?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew? November or early December. this long-standing tradition? can spend more time with more friends,
The Evil One was allowed to destroy Or who laid its cornerstone,
From whose womb has come the ice? Is there a particular event in history It turns out, the answer lies within us. family, and loved ones while counting
Jobs children, home, and everything When the morning stars sang together
And the frost of heaven, who has given that started this tradition? After much The most simple explanation for the down to Christmas.
that he owned. But Job continued to And all the sons of God shouted for
it birth? research, no one can say, said Bro. Sorita. Philippines long Christmas season is We celebrate Christmas the longest,
trust in God. Next Satan attacked Job joy?
Water [i]becomes hard like stone, It was just something that was practiced our psychological framework to count first because we dont want happy mo-
physically, covering him with painful Or who enclosed the sea with doors
And the surface of the deep is impris- in Filipino households even before there down the days to big celebrations, said ments to end. We look forward to family
and unbearable boils. Jobs wife told When, bursting forth, it went out from
oned. were Jose Mari Chan and Mariah Carey Bro. Sorita. 100 days until Christmas gatherings and reunions so we can make
him to curse God and die. But Job the womb;
Can you bind the chains of the Ple- memes announcing the first of September start on September 16th but we, Filipi- up for lost time. Celebrations are very
continued to suffer in silence. Three When I made a cloud its garment
iades, on social media. We have always been nos, we always like to start celebrating much a part of our psyche as fiesta-lov-
of Jobs friends visited him, and at And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Or loose the cords of Orion? festive and we like grabbing the op- earlier. ing and I dont see anything wrong with
first they silently grieved with him. And I]placed boundaries on it
Can you lead forth a constellation in portunities to come together as a family By knowing exactly how much time that, said Prof. Timbungco.
But when they began to talk about the And set a bolt and doors,
its season, to enjoy a generous spread of food on the we have remaining to complete a task, With 18 public holidays every year and
reasons for Jobs tragedies, they told And I said, Thus far you shall come,
And guide the Bear with her satellites table. instead of stressing about it, we will a fiesta for each of the 144 cities and
him that sin caused his suffering. Job but no farther;
Do you know the ordinances of the Then, is Christmas in September just be able to better allocate our time. In 1,490 municipalities in the Philippines
maintained his innocence. And here shall your proud waves stop?
heavens, a marketing stunt? A tradition invented fact, a 100-day countdown also acts as we are, indeed, a nation of celebrations.
Finally, when everything was lost to Gods Mighty Power
Have you [c]ever in your life com- ( Continued on page 12 ) by malls and manufacturers of ham and a secondary motivator and reinforces Rappler.com
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Spiritual Life
The rosary is stronger than DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
the atom bomb
How to Recite the Chaplet of
By Gretchen Filz, Catholic Company, Divine Mercy

Prayer is more powerful than The Chaplet of Mercy is recited

the atom bomb. Fr. Hubert using ordinary rosary beads of
Schiffer, Hiroshima survivor five decades. At the National
26th Sun. in Ord. Time August 2015 marked the 70th
Shrine of Divine Mercy in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts the

Is God Unfair? anniversary of the atomic bombs

dropping on the Japanese cities
Chaplet is preceded by two
opening prayers from the
Joke of the Week: A youngster was vis- Whenever I speak, I must cry out, of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ini- Diary of Saint Faustina and
iting a young patient in a hospital. They violence and outrage I proclaim; tiating the end of World War II. followed by a closing prayer.
talked about the routine of the Catholic The word of the LORD has brought me
hospital. Why are some of the nuns reproach and derision all day long. You may have heard the miracu-
wearing white and others are wearing I say I will not mention him, I will no lous story of Fr. Hubert Schiffer Optional Opening Prayer
black? the visiting boy asked. Well, longer speak in his name. and three of his fellow Jesuit
came the reply, the ones in white give But then it is as if fire is burning in my missionary priests who survived You expired, Jesus, but the source
you your medicine and the ones in black heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow of life gushed forth for souls,
pray for you when the medicine doesnt weary holding back, I cannot! Yes, I the atomic blast by faithfully
work. hear the whisperings of many: Terror on praying the rosary. The bomb and the ocean of mercy opened
every side! Denounce! let us denounce exploded just 8 blocks from the up for the whole world. O Fount
Scriptures: First Reading: Ezekiel 18: him! fully frighteningand Hiroshima, home
Jesuit Church of Our Ladys As- of half a million people, was wiped of Life, unfathomable Divine
25-28. The prophet keeps up his strong All those who were my friends are Mercy, envelop the whole world
criticism of the Israelites. The present on the watch for any misstep of mine. sumption in Hiroshima. off the earth. What was left was only
generation is not better or worse in its Perhaps he can be tricked; then we will darkness, blood, burns, moans, fire and and empty Yourself out upon us
Here is what happened: spreading terror. O Blood and Water, which gushed
sins in comparison with the previous prevail, and take our revenge on him.
Asked why they believe they were Jesus, I Trust in You!
generations. Each generation is judged (Jeremiah 20: 7-1 forth from the Heart of Jesus as a
according to its own actions. The Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled spared, when so many others died either
the air with one bursting thunder stroke. from the explosion or from the subse- fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!.
prophet exhorts the people to turn away St. John of the Cross in the 16th cen-
from sin and return to God. Otherwise, tury penned the term the dark night An invisible force lifted me from the quent radiation, Father Schiffer spoke
chair, hurled me through the air, shook for himself and his companions: Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed:
the divine presence will be withdrawn of the soul to describe spiritual crises
from them and the city of Jerusalem will in the life of mystics. Mother Teresa of me, battered me, whirled me round and We believe that we survived because
be destroyed. Calcutta confided to her spiritual direc- round like a leaf in a gust of autumn we were living the message of Fatima. Our Father
Second Reading: Philippians 2: 1-11. tors her dark nights: she did not feel wind. We lived and prayed the rosary daily in
that home. Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
Paul presented the uniqueness and Gods presence either in her heart or in Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
example of Jesus Christ: his humility, the Holy Eucharist and felt as if he does The four priests lived in a rectory
obedience and selflessness that ulti- not recognize her sacrifices. Theologians within the radius of complete atomic Our Lady appeared at Fatima during Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as
mately earned him death itself. Jesus call this way of perception as apothatic: destruction. After the shock of the blast the first World War, prophesying its we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into
chose to humbly immerse himself in to describe God by negation, to veil the they looked around and saw NOTHING; soon approaching end, but also warning temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
history to save us. If the Philippians divine glory in a dark cloud of unknow- for miles in every direction, thousands of another even greater war to come if
follow Christs examples, they and ing. She mentioned in her letters to Fr. of people were dead and every build- humanity did not heed her warnings for
ing was destroyed except for the prayer and repentance. Have we learned Hail Mary
Paul will be of one mind and live the Michael van der Peet her experience of
same love that they both share with dryness, darkness, loneliness and four priests and their rectory. Although our lesson? With all the fighting and ten- Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou
Christ. Gospel: Matthew 21: 28-32. The torture. wounded, they survived, and afterwards sion that is happening all over the world amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
culpability of Jesus opponents consists [But] as for me, the silence and the suffered no radiation sickness. today, are we making an intentional
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
in their rejection of his teachings. On the emptiness is so great, that I look and ( Continued on page 6 ) the hour of our death, Amen.
other hand, the tax collectors, prostitutes do not see, Listen and do not hearthe It took only a second: a flashfear-
and sinners, who are represented by the tongue moves [in prayer] but does not
second son, are responding to Jesus speak I want you to pray for methat The Apostle's Creed

Prayer for the

message of repentance and are entering I let Him have [a] free hand. The smile Isaiah, Nehemiah and Hosea, and mod- I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and
the kingdom. Their example of honest is a mask or a cloak that covers ern-day prophets and mystics, St. Paul earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was

control of the
conversion should motivate the critics of everything. of the Cross and St. Therese of Lisieux
Jesus to listen to his teaching and not to Mother Teresas feeling of abandon- and the Israelites who complained for conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered
turn him down. The critics own words ment by God ended with abandoning his seemingly unfair treatment, shed under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried.
should be in unison with their actions
and vice versa.
herself in Gods hands, because she
understood that the dark night of the
copious tears as they faced their own
dark nights.
They all wept either out of pity for the
tongue He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the
dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God,
soul and tears are Gods cleansing and the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the
Reection: Jeremiah did not mince transforming means for greater holiness. powerless and downtrodden, the loss of Dear Holy Spirit, My God. Teach me
his words when he disturbed his con- The recent sex abuse scandal that land and faith or seemingly silence and to speak wisely. Let me avoid useless living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic
temporaries complacency for social rattles the Catholic church, specifically absence of God. They had one thing in thoughts and useless conversations. Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
injustice, oppressive political situation, in the West, is its dark night. The common, though - they did not allow Help me to speak often for You. Grant the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
the absence of peace and increasing Associated Press reported that Benedict themselves to be the problems, but solu- that my words may never hurt men
religious apostasy. He shed tears and XV1 defrocked 400 priests in nearly tions to the problems, not the victims of of goodwill. May My words always
suffered imprisonment at the dungeons two years for abuse and rape of children, the wound, but the healers of the wound, Then, on the large bead before each decade:
bring consolation to those in sorrow
for speaking unpleasant truths. When based on comprehensive statistics made the wounded healers. Rainer Marie and guidance to those in need. Take
a prophet comforts the disturbed and public for the first time. It also men- Rilke wrote: my lips and make them Yours. Take Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood,
disturbs the comfortable, the inevitable tioned that lesser punishments were O you lovers that are so gentle, step possession of my mind and make it Soul and Divinity, of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
results are bound to happen: injuries, given during that time period to 2,572 occasionally into the breath of the suf- an instrument of Your goodness and
disappointments, heartaches and death. clergy accused of raping and molesting ferers not meant for you. Do not be Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins
a channel of truth. I hope to become and those of the whole world.
(cf. Jeremiah 20:9) children. Michele Richinick said that afraid to suffer, give the heaviness back
to the weight of the earth; mountains are a lover of silence, who prefers to talk
The world is not challenged enough. It more than 3,400 cases of abuse were
heavy, seas are heavy. to God then to men. In my human
is still an elusive dream when ministry reported to the Holy See since 2004. The On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
is not accomplishing sufficiently to depositions were handed down by cur- conversation, may I always bring
alleviate hunger and poverty, violence rent Pope Francis, as well as pope emeri- Quotation of the Week: Let a man them closer to You and You closer to
and hatred, sexual promiscuity, abortion tus, Benedict XVI, and St. John Paul II. first do good deeds, and then ask God them. I ask this through Christ Our For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
and racial discrimination. The Catho- These figures, according to Archbishop for knowledge of Torah: let a man first Lord. Amen have mercy on us and on the whole world.
lic Church has not done much in this Silvano Tomasi, the Vaticans U.N. am- act as righteous and upright men act, and
regard. At this point in history when the bassador in Geneva, are incomplete. The then let him ask God for wisdom: let a Our Father* . . . Hail Mary* . . .
Glory Be* Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
church faces its dark nights and is be- ambassador was under questioning by a man first grasp the way of humility, and
sieged by sex scandal among its clergy, committee that monitors and considers then ask God for understanding.
the faithful are wondering if ministry rape and abuse of children as another Tanna Debe Eliyahu. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
and religion are ultimately all about form of torture. have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Let your heart be an abiding place

vested-interest and the celibacy of the Father Donald Cozzens, author of the
Roman Catholic clergy is a mockery. best-selling book, The Changing Face
Jeremiahs laments as well as those of the Priesthood: A reflection on the
Optional Closing Prayer
of Ezekiel in the first reading, were not Priests Crisis of Soul, wrote that there Meditation: Lord Jesus, may Your desires for St.
merely due to the miserable plight of the is a prevalent gay culture among priests Faustina, be fulfilled in me as well. I, Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of
marginalized and the powerless the and seminarians and several studies have My daughter, I desire that too, desire that my heart be an abiding compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase
poor, widows and orphans but also concluded that about 50% of priests your heart be an abiding place place of Your mercy, so it may flow out
to the whole world and souls may learn Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not
directed to God for having tricked or and seminarians are gay. Author and
duped him. Having been deceived, Jer- sociologist James G. Wolfe estimated
of My mercy. I desire that this to trust in You! despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence
emiah experienced his own dark night. that 55.1% of seminarians were gay. The mercy ow out upon the whole submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
He suffered ridicule, outrage, violence gay culture is prevalent among priests world through your heart. Let *Diary passages with bolded words are
Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
and despair. In the end, he was stoned and seminarians that other men who no one who approaches you Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
to death. dont have such behavior are dissuaded go away without that trust in Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
You seduced me, LORD, and I let
myself be seduced; you were too strong
from entering the priesthood. those
who are not gay unconsciously feel out My mercy which I so ardently tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine Download the Asian Journal
Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
for me, and you prevailed. All day long of place and leave. desire for souls (Diary, 1777). Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina digital edition at
I am an object of laughter; everyone Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, like the by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010 www.asianjournalusa.com/digital
mocks me. other prophets of Israel, Ezra, Elisha, My Prayer Response:

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.
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purpose of spreading to an aching world the Divine Mercy message and devotion. To draw people of all nations, cultures, and beliefs to a vessel with
which they are to keep coming in prayer for graces to the fountain of mercy - the Image of the Divine Mercy. For meditational and contemplative prayers
venerating this image with trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise
victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory... By means of this image I shall
grant many graces to souls." Through this shrine we shall proclaim to the whole world God's unfathomable Mercy.
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Waterfront Ramona
pines, so youre bound to have Youll gain an appreciation for even the
befriended a Filipino at least corniest of jokes. pinatawad kita kahit dumating kay umaga na
once in your life. But if you ( Continued from page 5 ) ( Continued from page 5 ) nangako ka sa kin na hindi mo na ako sasaktan
7. Theyll introduce you to all of their
havent yet, here are 16 reasons cousins and siblings. park and the south fountain will remain for tours. pinatawad kita kahit alam kong ikay bulaan
why you need to do so ASAP: open until the parks regular closing time
You automatically make 10 new friends at 10 p.m. on Friday night. There are also expected to be 30 to nangako ka sa akin na di na ako magdadamdam
1. Theyll feed you. Seriously. when you befriend just one Filipino. Only ticket-holders over the age of 21 40 cherried-out cars to see. Children pinatawad kita kahit may marka pa ko nang latay
will be allowed into the weekend festi- and teens between the ages of 8 and 17
Youll never eat so much in your life. 8. Theyll show you new ways to save val. Attendees are urged to use public will be able to take free flights with the nangako kang ibibigay mo ang aking kailangan
money. transportation or a ride service. The Young Eagles. There will be a tethered pinatawad kita kahit panay ang iyong dahilan
2. Theyll treat you with the utmost County Center/Little Italy trolley stop is hot air balloon for people to ride in. And
hospitality. Whether it be cutting paper towel rolls located one block east of the Waterfront country and Southern rock band Del nangako kang tutuparin mo ang yong mga pangako
in half or diluting dish soap, frugality is Park. Rio, and the KSON promo team, will pinatawad kita kahit lahat ng itoy napako
You will never be without tsinelas on their specialty. The park will re-open to the public entertain.
your feet whenever you visit. at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 with the
exception of the civic greens and the There will also be games, free face-
9. Theyll bring you some cool stuff
West Plaza. Those areas will be closed painting, balloons and piatas for chil-
Nangako ako na palagi akong nasa tabi mo
3. Theyll bring you to their epic Fili- from the Philippines.
pino parties. so festival operators can break down dren, and a pancake breakfast, Mexican hindi ko natupad pero pinatawad mo rin ako
the equipment and remove the fencing. lunch, food truck and other fare for a
A small corner of their Balikbayan box
The park will resume normal operations fee. nangako akong palagi akong magiging mabait
Whether its a house party, debut or will be reserved just for you.
Tuesday, Oct. 3. hindi ko natupad ito pero hindi ka nagsungit
( Continued from page 4 )
10. Theyll make you look good for
being punctual.
For more information about the park
closure, call (619) 232-PARK (7275).
Visitors can also tour the Classic
Rotors Helicopter Museum, the U.S. nangako ako na hinding-hindi kita iiwanan
Forest Services helitack base and the hindi ko natupad pero akoy yong pinagbigyan
trout and herring). Because theyre always late. CAL FIRE air attack base. Most of the
airports flight schools and businesses nangako akong tutulungan ka sa lahat ng bagay
Select fat-free (skim) and low-fat (1%)
dairy products. 11. Theyll acquaint you with all sorts are also expected to be open. hindi ko nagawa pero hindi mo ako inaway
Avoid foods containing partially hydro- of unique food combinations. nangako kong laging makikinig sa sasabihin mo
genated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat Ramona Airport is one of the Countys
in your diet. Youll soon realize that almost any- eight airports and is the oldest CAL hindi ko nagawa kayat pinagsabihan mo ako
Limit saturated fat and trans fat and thing can serve as a sawsawan. FIRE air attack base in the state. Califor-
nias fire service started flying missions nangako akong magiging mabuti mong anak, itay
replace them with the better fats, mono-
unsaturated and polyunsaturated. If you 12. Theyll almost always be down to out of Ramona Airport 60 years ago in naririto pa rin ako pangakoy di sinusuway.
need to lower your blood cholesterol, 1957.
For more information about the airport,

reduce saturated fat to no more than 5 to
6 percent of total calories. For someone go to the County Department of Public
eating 2,000 calories a day, thats about Works Ramona Airport web page.
13 grams of saturated fat. ( Continued from page 5 )
Cut back on beverages and foods with 103 deaths.

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added sugars.
The Philippines recently claimed vic-
Choose foods with less sodium and Partial funding for this program was tory after the review of its human rights
prepare foods with little or no salt. To
lower blood pressure, aim to eat no more
than 2,400 milligrams of sodium per
provided by a grant from the California
Office of Traffic Safety through the HOUSE FOR RENT ( Continued from page 1 )
record at the HRC despite disappoint-
ments of several states over Manila's
National Highway Traffic Safety Ad- 4 BR 2 BA single-family home across from into these incidents, in keep- rejection of some key recommendations.

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is desirable because it can lower blood Human and Health Services Agency. 257 recommendations forwarded by
pressure even further. If you cant meet Close to all. democratic accountability and the member states during its third Universal
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A North Korean
Genesee Avenue, San Diego, CA 92122. PLEASE SEE BID FOR DETAILS (No.CZ-18-0357-08). Malacaang justified the Philippine
over Japan especially drew stern rebukes
government's rejection of some of the
recommendations, saying this was in
( Continued from page 1 ) munity.
All bids must be received at or before 1:00 p.m. on OCTOBER 26, 2017, at the Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Department, 2351 Cardinal line with the country's independent
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshi-
operational ballistic missile with Lane, Bldg. M, San Diego, CA 92123, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. foreign policy.
hide Suga called Pyongyang's remarks
The Philippines has committed to
a live warhead was fired from and behavior "completely unacceptable." Under Public Contract Code 3400, the District has made a finding that the following particular materials, products, things, or services are des- fully accept 103 out of the 257 recom-
submarine far out in the Pacific Narang said a test high enough over ignated by specific brand or trade name in order to match other products in use on the particular public improvement either completed or in the
mendations that we received during the
the ocean would limit the radioactive course of completion:
Ocean in 1962. fallout but risks included damage from
Third Philippine Universal Periodic
Specification Section 283111 Digital Addressable Fire Alarm System Review in Geneva, presidential spokes-
an electro-magnetic pulse, something
China was widely condemned for a Specification Section 328400 Planting Irrigation person Ernesto Abella said.
Pyongyang has hinted it might employ
similar test with a missile that exploded on an attack on the United States or its The project estimate is between $11 million and $11.6 million. This is a PSA project and requires prequalification. The District requires that While they welcomed the Philippines'
over its Lop Nur test site in the country's allies. Bidders possess any of the following classification(s) of California State Contractors License(s), valid and in good standing, at the time of bid
west in 1966. implementation of the more than 100
"If it doesn't go exactly as planned and opening and contract award: B.
North Korea's six nuclear tests to date recommendations, the nations expressed
the detonation occurs at a lower altitude All late bids shall be deemed non-responsive and not opened. Each bid shall be in accordance with all terms, conditions, plans, specifications and
have all been underground, the most re- any other documents that comprise the bid package. The Bid and Contract Documents are available in three formats, hard copy, CD, or online regret over the rejection of the remain-
we could see some EMP-like effects for
cent earlier this month by far its largest. from PlanWell. Hard copy bid documents are available at Crisp Imaging, 4920 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92121, phone number 858- ing 154 proposals which they said were
anything in the area. A lot of dead fish
"We have to assume they 'could' do it, 535-0607, for a refundable payment of Seven Hundred Dollars ($700) per set; CDs are available for a non-refundable charge of $50. Payments needed to address "serious human rights
too." shall be made by check payable to SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. If the payment for Bid and Contract Documents is refundable,
but it is exceedingly provocative," said violations."
Pyongyang has launched dozens of refunds will be processed by the District only if the Bid and Contract Documents, including all addendums, are returned intact and in good order
Vipin Narang, an associate professor missiles this year as it spurs a program to Crisp Imaging within ten (10) days of the issuance of the Final Bid Tabulation. Online documents are available for download on PlanWell
of political science at Massachusetts RELATED: Philippine government hit
aimed at mastering a nuclear-tipped mis- through Crisp Imaging. Go to www.crispimg.com, click on PlanWell, Public Planroom, search SDUSD (Questions? 949-285-3171). All BLESSINGUN LEWIS
Institute of Technology. bids shall be submitted on bid forms furnished by the District in the bid package beginning September 26, 2017. Bid packages will not be faxed. for
To:'misleading' rights body
sile that can strike the United States, in SONG
"To put a live nuclear warhead on a SENATE BILL (SB) 854 REQUIREMENTS: Effective July 1, 2014, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal, or The 39 countries also raised the is-
addition to its Sept 3 nuclear test.
missile that's only been tested a handful awarded a contract for a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations sue of intimidation of human rights
If Kim's threat materializes, it will be
of times, overflying potentially populat- (DIR) pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code 1771.1(a)]. This defenders From:
and abuses and called on the
a "tipping point" for China, and may project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. GEN SILVERIO
ed centers. If it . . . doesn't go exactly as government to create a safe and secure
prompt many other countries to demand Prime contractors must add the DIR Registration Number for each of their listed subcontractors to the Subcontractors List AND submit a certificate
planned . . . it could be a world changing environment for these activities, indig-
an "end to the regime," said David Al- of registration for their own firm and those of their listed subcontractors upon request by the District. Failure of the bidding prime contractor to
event." list their subcontractors DIR Registration Number on the Subcontractors List at time of bid may result in rejection of their bid as non-responsive. enous people and
Herewith journalists.
is proof of
bright, founder of the non-profit Institute
North Korea has fired two ballistic mis- for Science and International Security in
Refer to the following DIR Website for further information: www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/PublicWorks.html your classified ad for
siles over Japan's north Hokkaido region PREVAILING WAGES: Prevailing wage requirements apply to all public works projects and must be followed per Article 17 of the General "[We] call upon
publication the Asian
in the Philippines to en-
Washington. Conditions of this bid.
in the past month as part of a series of sure their full protection
Journal. Please proofread and the right to
"No one has tested above ground for PROJECT STABILIZATION AGREEMENT (PSA): This project is subject to the Project Stabilization Agreement (PSA) adopted by the
tests that experts say have illustrated freedom of expression and peaceful as-
decades and the radioactive fallout could Board of Education on July 28, 2009. The complete agreement is available for viewing and downloading at www.sandi.net - Proposition S & Z. itsembly
an d isfguaranteed
a x b a c k without
t h e reprisals,"
unexpectedly rapid advances. be terrifying to many," Albright said. DISABLED VETERAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PARTICIPATION PROGRAM: Pursuant to Resolution In Support of Service Disabled
Veterans Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) approved on May 10, 2011 by the Board of Education,
Iceland said. if any or call
Other experts said such an atmospheric us for your approval. The
They said Pacific Ocean, which nuclear test is unlikely for now due to
the Bidder is required to satisfy a minimum DVBE participation percentage of at least three percent (3%) for this project. In compliance with
pretty much means firing a missile over its substantial technical and diplomatic
this Program, the Bidder shall satisfy all requirements enumerated in the bid package. ad"We reiterate, that
is tentatively as a member of the
Each bid must be submitted on the Bid Form provided in the bid package and shall be accompanied by a satisfactory bid security in the form of
Japan, said Melissa Hanham, a senior risks. either a bid bond executed by the bidder and Surety Company, or a certified or cashiers check in favor of the San Diego Unified School District,
toHRC, the Philippines
be published in theis expected to
research associate at the U.S.-based uphold the highest standards of promo-
Joshua Pollack, editor of the Wash- in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of their bid value. Said bid security shall be given to guarantee that the Bidder will execute the contract
Middlebury Institute of International tion and protection iofs human
AJ-CA_09.29.2017 s u e rights and
ington-based Nonproliferation Review, as specified, within five (5) working days of notification by the District.
Studies at Monterey, California. They The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. No cooperate fully with the Council," it
said it would be an "end-to-end demo of ofadded.
the Asian Journal if we
want to shut us all up for doubting they everything."
bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 120 days after the date set for the opening of bids. For information regarding bidding, please call
could build it. 858-522-5825. receive your approval on
"But I would be surprised if this were time.
PRE-QUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS: Pursuant to Public Contract Code (PCC) 20111.6, each contractor wishing to bid as a prime to The At
per line to the statement
their very next move. They have yet to the District for projects estimated at $1,000,000 or over, or any subcontractor performing the license classifications of A, B [if performing the 9were
it costsBelgium, Bul-
test an ICBM at full range into the Pa- work of] C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and/or C-46 wishing to submit a bid to a bidding prime contractor must
garia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech
cific," said Pollack. "That will probably be prequalified in order to bid. Projects estimated at 10 million or greater require audited financials. Contact Glenda Burbery at gburbery@
While a missile would be the most ide- sandi.net to request a pre-qualification questionnaire. Completed questionnaires must be submitted to the District no later than 10 BUSINESS Republic, Denmark,
$______.00 to beEstonia,
paid Finland,
come first."
al means of delivery, it is also possible DAYS before the bid opening due date. Any questionnaires submitted later than this deadline will not be processed for this Invitation for Bids. Georgia, Greece,
upon your receipt of theIreland, Italy, Latvia,
to put a bomb on a ship and detonate on The District encourages all general contractors bidding as a prime contractor, and all MEP subcontractors to request a questionnaire, complete Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin in Seoul it and submit it as soon as possible. invoice and tearMoldova,
sheet. Mon-
the surface of the ocean or in the sea, the Macedonia, Malta,
and Linda Sieg in Tokyo; Additional Thank you.
experts said. tenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
reporting by James Pearson in Seoul, SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Either way, the radioactive fallout Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
Nobuhiro Kubo and Timothy Kelly in Andrea OHara, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts, Manager, Interim
could be significant, as well as the dip- Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Dept. NO. CZ-18-0357-08 Sweden,
Fax # Switzerland, The Netherlands
Tokyo, and David Brunnstrom in Wash-
lomatic backlash from around the world. and Ukraine.
ington; Editing by Lincoln Feast)
North Korea's recent missile launches
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As the He has scuttled the peace talks. The

left leaning cabinet members were left
California WaterFix: An Essential Investment
in the decision of the Commission of
Appointments which is landlord and In the coming weeks, many mental protection measures to multi-modal projects.
capitalist leaning and were eventually water agencies throughout Cali- help native species and the Delta

Airport: LAX is in the midst
not appointed. Industrialization and land fornia will vote on whether to ecosystems. Southern Califor- of a $14 billion capital improvement
reform are no longer in his radar. His make an important investment to nias share of that cost will be program, the largest public works proj-
fight against oligarchy ended when he
by Rudy Liporada orchestrated the burial of the father of modernize the states water infra- about $4 billion, which works out ect in Los Angeles County.
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada oligarchs, dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, structure. The project, California to about $2-$3 per month for the
Based on the value and benefits it will
at ww.asianjournalusa.com at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The WaterFix, is the result of more average household. provide the region, California WaterFix,
government are peopled by corrupt and than a decade of study by state like many other infrastructure projects,
incompetent officials. Contractualiza- Compare that investment to oth-
and federal water and wildlife is a sound and reasonable investment.

Lame Duck Digong missed

tion still abound. Overseas jobs are still
sought for. agencies to find the best and er Southern California projects
that have strong public support: ###
safest way to keep our water sup-
chance to be great Spending more for the military rather
than social services for those in need, he
plies reliable and of high quality. Storm Water Cleanup: Los
Angeles County needs to spend about
The Metropolitan Water District of
Southern California is a state-established
had bombed suspected strongholds of The price tag for the project is cooperative of 26 cities and water agen-
As the Bamboos Sway and agree that the causes of the armed the NPA with no apparent success. He $20 billion in the coming decades to
By Rudy D. Liporada conflict is the Philippines being a semi- largenearly $17 billion to con- improve the quality of storm water cies serving nearly 19million people in
had put entire Mindanao under martial six counties. The district imports water
colonial and semi-feudal country where law due to an alleged Maute or Isis struct tunnels that will transport discharge.
from the Colorado River and Northern
Rodrigo Digong Duterte is imperialist hold in the country makes situation in Marawi without apparent water under the Sacramento-San
the archipelago backward in terms of it Transit: MTA estimates spend- California to supplement local sup-
now a lame duck president of the success to put down the uprising. He Joaquin Delta, new intakes on the plies, and helps its members to develop
being tied down to merely a backward threatens to blanket the entire Philip- ing $18.8 billion for new busses between
Philippines. He also missed the agricultural country and discouraged pines under martial law. Sacramento River with state-of- now and 2040, nearly $39 billion for rail increased water conservation, recycling,
chance to be great in the annals from industrializing. And this situation the-art fish screens, and environ- and transit corridors, and more than $52 storage and other resource-management
billion for highways, streets, roads and programs.
of Philippine history. Popularly of the country is being pegged as such Moreover, he tries to silence his cri-
by those who benefit from the system, tiques. He had maneuvered and succeed-
Equifax makes amends with free
voted to the presidency by 16
primarily the huge landlords who also ed to jail Senator Leila Delima, threatens
million Filipinos, he promised double as the conduits of the imperialists to have Chief Justice Elena Sereno be losing his grip. With humongous rallies

credit freezes for life

immediate changes in eliminat- and who control the government. impeached, and busy defending himself all over the country against martial law
ing the drug problem within six against the allegations of Senator Sonny with him at the helm, Digong should
months after his oath taking, Digong showed promise, releasing CPP Trillanes. The United Nations body on now be trembling that his downfall is
political prisoners who had to be part human rights are on his back. Other now just a question of when. His hakot
quashing graft and corruption of the NDFP negotiating panel. He also international bodies and personalities group reduced to mere scattered buses Despite the effort of industry credit monitoring through Trust-
in government saying he hates appointed to his cabinet left oriented are on his back. All Digong could do is compared to his huge crowds that sup- stakeholders, data breaches are edID Premier.
oligarchs, industrialization so personalities who were dedicated to curse them in the vernacular. ported him during the elections should currently a fact of life. Com-
protecting the environment, distribution indicate that even his avid followers had panies of every size in every Even if you were not a victim, you are
overseas Filipino workers can all eligible for this free proactive step. If
of relief to the needy, and land distribu- With his son now being investigated as been reduced to fewer fanatics. If the
go home, genuine land reform, tion. Everything was apparently set for a being the biggest drug lord and his war steep plunge of the peso compared to the industry have been targeted, and you havent done so already, you might
and kicking out American impe- successful peace process and a much- on drugs now being interpreted as only dollar is the most telling indication, the while many breaches are due want to check to see if your information
rialist troops among others. awaited change in all aspects to alleviate a war to eliminate competition, Digong economy of the Philippines has not im- to some form of internal foible, was compromised. The information can
the plight of the majority of the Filipinos just wakes up everyday defending proved during his watch, driving more many data breaches were out of be found at EquifaxSecurity2017.com.
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Governments are testing their own cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin-like money may cryptocurrencies run. These systems, are investigating this idea, but Sweden would only be used by banks.
emerge in countries where also called distributed ledgers, rely on looks to be the furthest along. One important role central banks
networks of computers, rather than a But a cryptocurrency thats available to play in the global financial system is to
cash is in decline or nancial central authority like a bank, to verify all consumers opens up a whole host of facilitate large payments between com-
networks need updating. and record transactions on a shared, issues and would pose new challenges mercial banks. Commercial banks make
virtually incorruptible database. Govern- for makers of monetary policy, says Rod deposits at central banks, and when they
Mike Orcutt, MIT Technology Review ment bankers across the world believe Garratt, an economics professor at the need to send a large payment to another
this has the potential to replace cash University of California, Santa Barbara. bank, as they might during the sale of
The people of Sweden are and make other payment systems more First, theres the question of who, a company or house, they can rely on a
breaking up with cash. The efficient. exactly, should verify the transactions central-bank-operated payment system.
Central-bank-backed cryptocurrencies and maintain the distributed ledger. The central bank handles the clearing,
number of banknotes and coins in would be ironic indeed, given that Bit- Even if thats solved, the new system or the updating of each partys account
circulation has fallen to its lowest coin was created as a way to circumvent would be, in a sense, too streamlined, to reflect the new transaction, and the
level in three decades. Riksbank, the need for banks. Beyond that, the idea making it easier for bank runs to occur settlement, or the literal transfer of the
Swedens central bank, estimates raises complicated questions about how in a moment of crisis or panic. In most money.
such systems should be designed, built, current financial systems, large-scale Many central banks wholesale pay- office financial-market infrastructure. Ultimately, whether Sweden and
that cash transactions made up and maintained, as well as how they withdrawals of funds are naturally ment systems are facing a problem: Despite proofs of concept, however, the other governments decide to take the
only 15 percent of all retail trans- could affect a countrysor the entire slowed by the time it takes for a central theyre based on obsolete program- technology is still immature, and the cryptocurrency plunge could hinge on
actions last year, down from 40 planetsfinancial stability. Thats why bank to produce the paper money people ming languages and outdated database current round of modernization efforts whether people actually want it, says
percent in 2010, thanks in large Riksbank is hedging its bets, investigat- are demanding. But if the currency is designs, and governments are look- is unlikely to end up using distributed Garratt: Will the public demand a digi-
ing not only distributed-ledger technol- purely digital, no such brakes exista ing for ways to modernize them. The ledgers. tal medium of exchange with properties
part to massively popular mobile ogywhich it describes as unproven but panicked citizenry could empty their central banks of Canada and Singapore Even if this application were ready for similar to cash? In places where it does,
payment services. progressing incredibly rapidlybut accounts almost instantly, leaving an both recently demonstrated prototype prime time, it wouldnt solve the issue maybe there will be pressure for govern-
The situation has left Swedens also traditional, centralized accounting entire countrys banking system all but distributed-ledger-based wholesale pay- that Sweden is facing. One obvious ments to provide it, and in places where
central bankers wondering: methods for its e-krona (pdf) project. penniless. ment systems that handle clearing and drawback to the countrys dwindling it doesnt, there wont be. Either way,
Some economists have argued (pdf) in A new journal article (pdf) published settling simultaneously, via a cryptocur- cash usage is that an increasing reliance its going to take a while to arrive.
should the country introduce a recent years that a cryptocurrency tied by the Bank of International Settle- rency token. China is also performing on mobile payment systems risks mar-
purely digital form of govern- to central-bank-backed money could ments, a kind of central bank for central similar tests (see Chinas Central Bank ginalizing people who dont use them Mike Orcutt Associate Editor
ment-backed money? And if so, give governments a way to issue digital banks, suggests a more straightforward Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital or cant access them. Those systems are Im an associate editor at MIT Tech-
should it use technology similar tokens that are a lot like cash. Users of approach than trying to use cryptocur- Currency). also run by private companies, which nology Review. I report from Washing-
such a FedCoin would enjoy the level rency to replace cash. In the article, Since such a system would be re- means that commercial forces, rather ton, D.C., where Im on constant lookout
to that underlying Bitcoin? of anonymity that Bitcoin provides, goes Garratt and Morten Bech, a researcher stricted to banks, it would not have the than government policies, could end for stories that illustrate how the U.S.
the theory, while being protected against at the BIS, draw an important distinc- same impact on monetary policy as a up determining how effectively the government is embracing (or failing to
Riksbank isnt the only central bank
the volatility that has plagued cryptocur- tion between a retail cryptocurrency consumer-facing one, says Garratt: You financial system serves people and the embrace) emerging technologies, and
taking a serious look at blockchain, the
rencies. Many countries central banks like FedCoin and a wholesale one that are just replacing the current back- economy. that highlight
technology that makes Bitcoin and other

The tsunami
version of a sinigang (Tamarind soup military receiving some of the ransom bleak and cold the days can be in those of the item before choosing the entree. Allah will come to the mountain.
dish). money, with military personnel doing parts of the world. When we were in This means the cost of living in Europe
( Continued from page 2 ) It seemed to me this Cebu native had the kidnappings themselves. Scandinavia during a summer solstice, has risen. It is very good for Asian The question
become a spokesman for the Thailand I would wake up at three oclock in the countries because European tourists find
over several beaches in Sri Lanka. When Department of Tourism. I thought he Way ahead morning, look out of the window, and it very inexpensive to spend their vaca- The question now is whether the
I finally found the only English language spoke with due authority because he is still see the light of a gloomy day. tions in Asia. When I was in the Philip- Tsunami disaster would discourage
channel in that city, CNN, I got the full well-traveled and had served many years Through the images of devastation, In Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary pines last year, I found to my delight that tourists from spending their vacations in
story. I was shocked. in the United States Navy. one could see the recent progress these and Austria, this Southern Californian my American dollars went a long way the affected areas. The thought of tens
Asian nations had made (and regret- wore five layers of thick clothing and over there. of thousands of dead bodies floating in
Phuket, Thailand Focused on tourism tably were swept away). The Tsunami still felt the bitter cold wind blowing the areas would be a stigma that would
Phuket, Thailand, is a very familiar Unlike in the Philippines, everyone in disaster opened our eyes to the fact on his face. As I entered a store, the Great equalizer be hard to erase in ones mind. Though
name to me. Every time I speak with Thailand focuses on aiming to please that our neighboring Asian countries extreme heat from the heater would it may not be in good taste, it is time for
my good friend and accountant Bill the tourists. They know tourism is a big like Thailand, Indonesia and even Sri force me to remove each layer one after I also notice tourism has become the Philippines to take advantage of the
Labestre, we always talk about this source of their livelihood, and they want Lanka are way ahead of the Philippines another--only to put them on again as I a great equalizer. While developing situation, get its act together, and entice
island resort. He has vacationed there to make sure the tourists would keep in terms of attracting European tourists. went outside. countries could not compete industri- tourists to the pristine beaches of the
with his wife Wilma after the tax season coming back. We claim to be the Pearl of the Orients In contrast, in the opposite side of the ally against the developed countries country.
for the past three years. Although he is a European women would be lying na- Seas, the only democratic country in globe, European tourists can lie naked of the west, their undisturbed virgin But as far as my good friend Bill
native of the Iloilo and Cebu provinces ked while sunbathing on the beach, Bill Asia, the only Catholic nation in the on the beach all day long and bask under surroundings have become effective in Labestre is concerned, he will be back in
in the Philippines, which boast of world revealed, but the young men, who took region; however, despite our countrys the warm Asian sun. luring back the tourists money that the Phuket, Thailand, for a vacation once the
famous vacation resorts, he would rather care of their needs by giving towels and natural beauty and 7,100 islands, we industrialists had siphoned off from their tax season ends. His plan to eventually
spend his vacation in the faraway para- boat rides, would not even cast a mali- cannot even get our act together in best- Inexpensive costs markets and use of their raw materials. purchase a house in the area for suppos-
dise of Phuket, Thailand. cious look at them. To the Thai people, ing our Asian neighbors in the tourism In the same manner, the cheap labor in edly $20,000 and spend six months of
It is very peaceful there, Bill assured everything is business. industry. This is because our politicians, When we went to Spain two years ago, China and other Asian countries have the year over there during his retirement
me. The natives are very gentle and In contrast, there are many factors that military leaders and bureaucrats are too the European Union had just adopted forced big American corporations to tap is still on.
hospitable. The cost of living, as well discourage the growth of tourism in the busy taking advantage of their positions the Euro dollar as a common medium of them to the detriment of their local labor Besides, the Tsunami disaster is a freak
as the cost of vacation, is very inexpen- Philippines. First is peace and order, and robbing the public coffers while in exchange among its member countries. force. This gives the developing coun- of nature, one that happens in the same
sive. with problems such as tourists being power. As a result, our country, which I remember the exchange rate for one tries a share of the economic pie. area every thousands of years. Earth-
We would just spend our time loung- prominently kidnapped. The kidnap- used to lead the way for its other Asian Euro dollar was equivalent to one U.S. Although the Philippine government quakes could happen everywhere even
ing in the beach, right beside our cabin, ping of the American missionary Sandra neighbors, now lags behind. dollar. Today, only two years after, the has failed to provide employment to its in California, but as they say, lighting
he would tell me. We would go to the Burnham and the subsequent murder of exchange rate is 1.39 U.S. dollar to one citizenry, the sturdy, hardworking Fili- doesnt strike twice at the same place.
public market and buy a wide variety of her husband, in addition to the behead- European Tourists Euro. Therefore, for an American trav- pinos refuse to back down; they often After all, when its time for you to go,
fresh fruits and seafood at a fraction of a ing of another tourist named Sobero eler, going to Europe has become much brave the distant seas in search of em- you have to go, no matter where you
cost than in the United States. Some- from California, damaged the image of I can see why European tourists flock more expensive. Americans, they say, ployment. The overseas Filipino workers are or how you protect yourself. The
times we would ride an elephant in the the Philippines, discouraging tourists to the beaches of Asia. I have been to check out the menus in European restau- are now the main source of dollar earn- moral lesson is this: enjoy life while you
jungle. The hotel workers would cook from spending their vacations in the different places in Europe during sum- rants from right to left instead of left to ings in the Philippines. As they say, if can and be prepared. God may call you
the seafood for us, especially the Thai country. There were even talks of the mer and winter times, and Ive seen how right. This means they look at the price the mountain cannot come to Allah, then anytime.

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Bossing and Ai to reign over weekend primetime beginning September 24
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