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Msgr. Gutierrez 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: RPs Church and State -- Strange Bedfellows p. 10
Destinations A Day at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library p. 2
Wellness MEDICARE: The Best Health Insurance for Seniors p. 4
Lifestyle Filipina Women's Network Awardee Edna Concepcion in Top 100 Most Inuential Filipinas in World p. 8
October 20-26, 2017 Edna Consing Concepci
FWN Founder - Pioneer honoree
and her fellow
100 Most Influential Filipina Women in th
(Global FWN100) honorees

Edna Concepcion and I have known each other since


As the Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, the Council
and appointed Edna to be a Commissioner maki
female Filipino American Commissioner of the City
Edna served faithfully for 8 years. Our friendship co
even when I was in the California Legislature and had

Duterte: Martial law in Mindanao stays until last terrorist taken out
of my time at the Capitol. Edna has always been d
family, her career, and the community. She has, o
handled most of my personal and financial investm
trusted financial advisor and mostly, a dear friend.

Shirley Horton
GMA NewsLegislator
| MANILA,
CHR welcomes move to put
California (2002 - 2008)
10/19/2017
Mayor, City--of Martial
Chula law in (1994 -2002
Vista

PDEA at helm of 'drug war'


Mindanao would not be lifted
until the government has neutral-
CONGRATULATORY GREETING
ized all the terrorists in the re-
ABS-CBN News | MANILA against illegal drugs will be car-
- The Commission on Human ried out with strict adherence to HERITAGE
gion,
said
President Rodrigo INVESTM
on Thursday.
Duterte
Rights (CHR) on Thursday the rule of law," the commission AND RETIREMENT PLANNI
welcomed the leadership shift in said, referring to the anti-drug "When the time came, I de-
HEIR FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE S
President Rodrigo Duterte's war law. clared martial law. Everybody is
Plan, Prosper, and Preserve Your Assets
on drugs. asking when will it stop? It will

L I L A C
The CHR said it was condent The CHR said the PNP should not stop until the last terrorist is
that the new lead agency, the instead focus on ghting vigilan- taken out," Duterte said at the
Philippine Drug Enforcement tes and investigate killings made FINANCIAL
43rd PHLAND Business TAX PLANNING S
Conference
Agency, would adhere to the during police operations. and Expo.
WithDuterte
offices declared martial law in(888) 95
nationwide:

Destiny
rule of law. The PDEA took over At least 3,800 drug suspects had
from the Philippine National been killed in police operations Mindanao after
Direct: (619) 436 9494 the ISIS-inspired
Fax: (619) 42
Police. since the drug war began, PNP Maute group attacked Marawi
"We are hopeful and condent data show. Police claim these City onwww.heirfinancial.com
May 22.

The Wedding
that with the professionalism and cases happened because the sus- Congress granted his request
HQ: 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. #835 San Diego
expertise of PDEA in imple- pects violently resisted arrest. that martial law be extended until
menting RA 9165, the campaign December 31.
( Continued on page 11 )
Duterte on Tuesday declared
Marawi had been freed from the
Bitcoin use grows in Philip- Chapter 35 of Destiny, a Philippine experience story by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
terrorists after some ve months

pines, regulators ex muscle


of ghting to mark the start of
the rehabilitation phase.
This was after Abu Sayyaf

M
ABS-CBN News | MANILA, Plabasan said of the central bank
ona and Romano married at the historic St. Patricks Cathedral in New York subleader and supposed emir of
11/17/2017 -- The Bangko circular released in February, the
City. It was a dream come true for the bride, a beautiful but simple girl from the ISIS in Southeast Asia Isnilon
Sentral ng Pilipinas has released rst of its kind in Asia.
Hapilon and Maute leader Omar
guidelines on cryptocurrencies Digital currencies can be used a small town in the Philippines whose bright future was ruined by her un- Maute were killed on Monday.
including bitcoin, as transactions for money laundering but this fortunate rape by an evil man, after which she was forced to live as an impoverished Despite the announcement,
involving digital coins grew, an can be countered by anti-money single mother. troops were still pursuing around
ofcial said. laundering controls and KYC or She could not believe that her wedding vows would be exchanged at St. Patricks perhaps one 20 terrorists including alleged
Cryptocurrency transactions know-your-customer practices, of the most popular in the world where important events were held. Just a few years ago, she was siege nancer Dr. Mahmud
have grown to $6 million daily said Plabasan. a poor laundrywoman in Manila; now she had become the center of attention, resplendent in her Ahmad, a Malaysian national,
from $2 million to $3 million a Virtual wallets should be pro- beautiful white gown. who was believed to be killed in
few years ago, BSP deputy direc- tected like physical wallets using It was a tradition in the Philippines for the groom to shoulder the wedding expenses, including the a recent operation in Marawi.
tor Melchor Plabasan told ANC's multi-factor authentication and reception. In the U.S., it was the reverse. The bride shouldered all the costs, with the groom taking NB, GMA News
On the Money. securing the email linked to the care of honeymoon expenses. But Romano was generous and chivalrous enough to spare his bride
Russia to give
"The main objective is to bal- cryptocurrency account, he said. the burden. He was aware of the nancial straits of Mona whose only source of income was that of
ance the interests of harnessing Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin being a nanny. Lately, she had saved money when Mimi Sangalang forbade her from sending more
innovation, at the same time,
managing attendant risks," ( Continued on page 11 ) ( Continued on page 6 )
Philippines
5,000 Kalash-
Gina Lopez bags Int'l prize for Chula Vista Mayor Salas, Councilman McCann nikov ries
championing islands ecosystems at Vim and Vigor Art & Wellness Festival Russia will also give the
Filipino to have won the trophy
in the awards 27-year-history of Philippines 20 big army trucks
recognizing world champions of to help in the Southeast Asian
islands ecosystems. country's ght against terror-
Gina Lopez was cited by Sea- ism

for
cology as a prominent Filipino Paterno Esmaquel II, Rappler.
environmental activist who con-
tinues to ght for the welfare of
island communities in the Philip-
G E T R E A DY com | MANILA, 10/12/2017
Russia vowed to donate 5,000
Kalashnikov ries to the Philip-

B E AU T Y
pines despite powerful opposi- pines to help in the Southeast
Gina Lopez
tion from political and business Asian country's anti-terror ef-
The GNP Team | MANILA, interests. forts, the Philippine government
10/19/2017 -- Regina Paz (Gina) In recognition of her untir- said on Wednesday, October 11.
Lopez has been honored with ing environmental advocacy in Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas (4th from right) and Councilman John McCann (right) took the time to meet up with Dr Ofelia
the 2017 Seacology Prize in ( Continued on page 11 )
Dirige (2nd from right) of Kalusugan+Kalakasan Wellness Center, organizers of the Vim and Vigor Art & Wellness Fair on Octo- ( Continued on page 6 )
Berkeley, California the rst ber 14, 2017 . The event was held at Memorial Park in Chula Vista.

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PH claims top 3 spots in list of world's best islands


Life and Other Matters
ABS-CBN News

For a second year running, Bo-


racay has been crowned the best
island in the world. A day at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library
The idyllic island, famous for its
crystal blue waters and powdery People should visit it to learn should visit it one time and enjoy corners of the world; still, we kept tell-
lessons from history and from the an entertaining and informative ing ourselves: one of these days...
white sand, claimed the top spot
once again in Conde Nast Travel- life of a man, a tragic Watergate day with your family. Opportunity
ers Readers' Choice Awards for gure, who in one interview said:
I have had ups and downs in For years, my family and I have been It would perhaps remain an idle prom-
2017, it was revealed this week. passing through the Yorba Linda exit ise for years had it not been for an op-
my life, but now in my twilight along Freeway 57 on our way to our portunity that came about last weekend.
The magazine described Bora- years, I must say, it has all been a cousins house in Rowland Heights We went to Los Angeles last Friday to
cay as an "itty-bitty island" that's good day! suburb of Los Angeles. We did not have attend a concert at the Orpheum Theater
time to check out the famed Presiden- in the downtown area. Rather than drive
one of the top tourist spots in It was 15th in 2015 and 12th in year's awards. Spain's Mallorca Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. tial Library of the 37th President of the back to San Diego after the concert only
Asia, thanks to its "gentle coast- 2014. came in fourth, while Greece's San Diego, California United States, promising ourselves to to return the next day for my cousins
lines," "transportative sunsets," May 27, 2006 visit it one of these days. There was
This year, it nished above other Mykonos rounded up the top no hurry to do so, considering the site is
anniversary party, and again Sunday for
and "thriving nightlife scene." Philippine islands, namely Cebu ve. the birthday party of a grandniece, we
Have you ever been to the just a two-hour drive from our San Di- decided to stay for two nights at a hotel
and Palawan, making it a trifecta ego home. Years passed and since then, in Placentia, California. With the high
It's the second time Boracay has Richard M. Nixon Presidential our three daughters have grown up, two
for the country. More than 300,000 readers par- cost of gasoline these days, we thought
been voted top island by readers Library and Birthplace in Yorba of them have nished college, and one
The three edged out some of the ticipated in this year's survey, ac- it was a better option.
of Conde Nast in as many years. Linda, California? If not, you is on her own. We have visited several ( Continued on page 11 )
most popular destinations in this cording to Conde Nast Traveler. places around the country and in the far

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Health & Wellness


The Metamorphosis Prevention Caregiving Telephone Townhall for
by Ernie Delfin requires a lot California Veterans set for November 9, 2017
of effort at 10:00am PT (1:00pm ET)
In November we honor the veterans a few minutes before the call starts. You
By Dr. Glenn Mollette who have sacriced so much for our must include your telephone number in
Read previous articles by Ernie Deln country. We are also grateful for those the registration to receive a phone call.
at ww.asianjournalusa.com Most of us believe in prevention who care for our veterans when they The discussion will be recorded.
but we don't always practice it. return from duty. Join a live telephone ABOUT AARP
An ounce of prevention is worth town hall featuring (Ret.) Major General AARP is the nations largest nonprot,

M E D I C A R E: The Best Health


Tony Taguba for a discussion about nonpartisan organization dedicated to
a pound of cure we've heard family caregiving for veterans and empowering Americans 50 and older to
before. their caregivers. You will learn about choose how they live as they age. With
Insurance for Seniors The best way to keep a car healthy is
faithful service. Changing the oil, taking
resources and receive information and
guidance. The format is like a radio talk
show, but you listen on your phone. The
nearly 38 million members and ofces
in every state, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Ignorance of the law (includ- program. care of the transmission and replacing panelists will take live questions from AARP works to strengthen communities
ing Medicare rules and regula- As a certied health insurance con-
parts are all part of the long term game. the audience. and advocate for what matters most to
Our bodies are the same way. A friend
tions) may be very costly due sultant, certied by several insurance of mine joked at 76, "If I had known I
WHEN: families with a focus on health security,
Thursday, November 9, 2017 nancial stability and personal fulll-
to mandatory penalties if the companies contracted by Medicare, I would live this long I would have taken 10:00am 11:00am PT (1:00pm ment. AARP also works for individuals
Medicare eligible person does can without any obligation, guide those better care of myself." The problem is 2:00pm ET) (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba, in the marketplace by sparking new
who will contact me by email, Facebook he died at about 77 and spent the last
not act in a timely manner! or phone call, that they need some
PANELISTS: solutions and allowing carefully chosen,
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If you have turned on your TV seniors, the federal government through A close family member who we loved (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba, AARP You must pre-register to participate. produces the worlds largest circulation
since last month through the rst CMS (Center for Medicare Services) suffered a lot the last three or four years Community Ambassador Those who register will receive a tele- publications, AARP The Magazine and
week of December, you would forbids many things that agents cannot of her life. Diabetes tormented her the Craig A. Wingate, Outreach and phone call from AARP on November 9 AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit
have seen the massive TV ads of and should not do, like cold-calling last year of her life and brought a toll of Marketing Specialist, Alzheimer's As- just before the start of the call. Please www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @
seniors. Ethical health insurance profes- suffering that was painful for her and us sociation pick up and stay on the line, it could take AARPadvocates on social media.
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na, Kaiser, Scan, Aetna, Anthem/ Scope of Authority to do so. habits most of her life. Dialysis and
Blue Cross, just to name a few, spending most of her last two years in a
Before you turn 65, the Senior must nursing home was painful.
about Medicare annual Open start researching and understanding You can take good care of yourself one
Enrollment Period that started some BASICS OF MEDICARE, such hundred percent of the time and still end
October 15 and ending Decem- as: up with health problems. We see it hap-
ber 7, 2017. When you should apply for pen to the best of people. You can take
Medicare Part A, B, C or D. the best care of your car and still wreck
If you or anyone in your family is If you are eligible for the Low it. A lot of healthy people wreck their
almost 65 or older, you should read and Income Subsidy. lives so there is never a silver bullet.
learn at least the Basics of Medicare. In About Medicare Advantage However, we should try. We should
my experience, since I turned 65, myself, Plan, MedSupps, Prescription Drug eat less sugar, drink more water, and
the vast majority of seniors do not really Plan, Medigap, etc. eat less red meat and exercise a little
know much nor understand the many If youre eligible for Medi-Cal harder more during the week. Visiting
complex rules and regulations about to help pay for your premiums or drug the doctor and getting routine checkups
MEDICARE, to maximize the many prescriptions. are crucial as well. Senior adult friends
benets that they are legally entitled to. Even younger than 65 year-old have said to me in the past, "When you
After many years of working and paying persons with disabilities or ESRD may get old it seems about all you do is go to
your social security or FICA TAXES, it be eligible for Medicare and many the doctor." As cars get old they require
is just right and fair that seniors should other important informations that you a lot of care and if we are blessed with
get what they have paid for, both Part A must know. old age there is going to be more routine
and Part B of Medicare. And for most, care to keep us going. It's just part of it.
they should also consider enrolling in Our Field Marketing Organization as We have to be concerned about overall
a Medicare Advantage program that is well as our Insurance carriers, as a pub- prevention in this country. We can't wait
offered by insurance companies that are lic or community service often offers until we are ready to le bankruptcy
contracted with Medicare to enhance the Educational events so that the public to worry about the national debt. We
benets of Original Medicare. can be informed and educated what suit- can't wait to improve medical insurance
able programs are best for them. for Americans. I am in favor of every
What you do not know nor do not American having health insurance but
do, on a TIMELY manner may be very We have a very informative, concise we have to improve what we are doing. I
costly because of penalties that will Medicare pamphlet that I can give the don't think the government simply issu-
be added to your Part B or D Medicare interested senior, if you so desire. Call ing medical insurance to every American VA
or email me and I will mail one to you is going to work since we are already on Vendo
premiums. I have seen many seniors
suffered nancially for these penalties or answer any of your Medicare Ques- the verge of bankruptcy ourselves. r
imposed by CMS, the federal agency that tions, without any obligation. October Making insurance available across
implements the Medicare program. 15 to December 7, the Annual Open state lines is huge. Competition is
Enrollment Period, has arrived, hence important between insurance carriers,
For a start, any senior (65 or older) you should call or email me NOW and drug companies and hospitals. Medicare
or any legal guardian of any senior make an appointment, if necessary. should be available for Americans to
or even below 64 but on disability for buy into if their insurance company ever
at least 24 months or those with ESRD (714) 746- 3088 disqualies them because of a preexist-
(End Stage Renal Disease) are eligible ernie.deln@gmail.com ing condition. If we are going to spend
to apply for Medicare. For those who trillions on Iraq and Afghanistan we can
do not have enough employment credits ERNIE D. DELFIN, (Ret. CPA) at least make healthcare available to
(10 years or 40 quarters) may also be Health Insurance Professional
able to apply under Medicare-Medicaid CA License # 0789137 ( Continued on page 12 )

Learn to own your online presence Stop.Think.Connect.TM


during National Cybersecurity
Awareness Month Tips for keeping your personal
information safe, your family
protected, and our national
security intact.

Emergency Visits Welcome


Stop hackers from accessing your ANNOUNCEMENT
about
accounts set secure passwords.
Stop sharing too much information
keep your personal information

M E DI C A R E
personal.
Stop trust your gut. If something
doesnt feel right, stop what you
are doing.

(Open Enrollment Period: October 15 - December 7, 2017)


Are You Safe Online? Visit the Connect. campaign to own your
online resource guide to nd out. online presence:
If YOU or anyone in your family is almost 65 or older, you should read this, to learn and
https://www.dhs.gov/national- Treat personal information like money. understand the many complex rules and regulations about MEDICARE, to maximize the
cyber-security-awareness-month Information about you, such as your
purchase history and location, has value Think about the information you
many benets that you are legally entitled to, after many years of working and paying
- just like money. Protect your data by want to share before you share it. your social security or FICA TAXES. What you do not know nor do not do, on a TIMELY
During the third week of
National Cybersecurity Aware- being cautious about how mobile apps Think how your online actions can
affect your offline life.
manner will be very costly because of penalties that will be added to your Part B or D
ness Month (NCSAM), October
and websites collect your information. Think before you act dont Medicare premiums.
16-20, learn how to keep your Own your online presence. Control
automatically click on links.
You should learn:
personal information safe online. and limit who can see your informa-
tion online by checking the privacy and When you should apply for Medicare Part A, B, C or D.
To build on the theme for NCSAM security settings on your accounts and If you are eligible for the Low Income Subsidy.
- Securing the Internet is Our Shared apps. A cybercriminal can potentially About Medicare Advantage Plan, MedSupps, Prescription Drug Plan, Medigap, etc.
Responsibility, this week focuses on see anything you post publically, so
keep your personal information private. Connect over secure networks. If youre eligible for Medi-Cal to help pay for your premiums or drug prescriptions.
Todays Predictions for Tomorrows
Internet. Smart cities, connected devices,
Connect with people you know.
Connect with care and be on the
Even younger than 65 year-old persons with disabilities or ESRD may be eligible for
digitized records, as well as smart cars Share with care. Think before posting lookout for potential threats. Medicare and many other important informations that you must know.
and homes have become a new reality. about yourself and others online. Con-
This week reminds citizens that their sider what a post reveals, who might see
sensitive, personal information is the fuel it, and how someone could perceive it Call or email me and I will answer any of your Medicare Questions, without any obligation.
that makes smart devices work. While now and in the future. Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, the Annual Open Enrollment Period, has arrived, hence you should call or
there are tremendous benets of this email me now and make an appointment, if necessary.
technology, it is critical to understand Join in celebrating National Cyber- (714) 746- 3088
how to use these cutting-edge innova- security Awareness Month throughout
tions in safe and secure ways. October. Please visit www.dhs.gov/
Securing one citizen, one family,
one Nation against cyber threats.
ernie.deln@gmail.com
national-cyber-security-awareness- ERNIE D. DELFIN, (Ret. CPA)
Follow these tips from the Department month or www.dhs.gov/StopThinkCon- www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect Health Insurance Professional
of Homeland Securitys Stop. Think. nect for more information. CA License # 0789137
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California Communities
31st Annual San Diego Veterans City Of Chula Vista is prime location On wildres
Day Parade for new Amazon headquarters anniversary,
A Tribute to Heroes at Home Parade exists to honor the service of all
veterans and to extend a special tribute
City Council to consider
$400-million incentive
concern that
October 18, 2017 (SAN DI-
EGO, CA) The 31st annual
to veterans, like Ensch, who have served
and sacriced throughout their mili- package residents are
less prepared
tary careers, often to go on to equally
San Diego Veterans Day Parade valuable second careers or volunteer The Chula Vista City Council
returns on Saturday, November involvement in community organiza- will consider on Tuesday, Octo-
11, 2017 from 11:00 am 1:00 tions of all kinds. ber 17, a $400-million incentive By Yvette Urrea Moe, SAN DIEGO --
pm. The event, which is free and Beginning at the County Administra- package to attract Amazons
open to the public, celebrates and tion Building, the one-mile parade route next headquarters that includes As reghters struggle to get
honors veterans from all branches proceeds south on North Harbor Drive a shovel-ready ofce location deadly wildres under control in
of the military. This is also the to cross Broadway and continues past and the opportunity to co-create Northern California, San Diego
the USS Midway to Pacic Highway, County and City ofcials marked
nations largest public parade of then turns left to the dismissal area on Californias next university. The
U.S. Armed Forces in uniform Pacic Highway. Multiple parade view- Chula Vista site provides eight the 10th anniversary of the 2007
formations from all ve military ing areas offer great spectating along the million square feet for the tech Wildres and called upon resi-
branches. entire route. giant in a new headquarters locat- dents to do their part to prepare
ed minutes from downtown San for another emergency.
We are very thankful to the 80,000- Travel to the parade is best by trolley,
plus members of the community that from any Green, Orange or Blue Line Diego, Lindbergh Field and the mits provided well ahead of Amazons In 2018, the City will move forward The ofcials addressed the topic at
come out to view and support our veter- Trolley Station. Arrival at the Santa Fe U.S.-Mexico border. stated 2019 deadline for HQ2. with a new four-year multi-institutional, Gillespie Field in El Cajon with regional
ans each year, says Jack Harkins, Presi- Depot station downtown, or at nearby Chula Vista and the San In San Diego Countys second largest binational university campus that Ama- emergency partners. The message is es-
dent of Veterans Week San Diego, which prior stops on any of the three lines, city, Amazon will nd a Smart City-fo- zon can help create. pecially timely as the San Diego region
will place parade viewers within one- or
Diego region offer an opportu-
produces the event. Without them, our cused community with global transpor- Were condent that the Chula Vista is facing peak re conditions, Santa Ana
generous sponsors, and the veterans and two-block walks to prime viewing areas. nity unlike anywhere in North tation connections, a skilled workforce, site, with these incentives, represents winds, dried out grasses and vegetation
community organizations that participate Parking is extremely limited in the pa- America for Amazon to locate its and housing choices from apartment the best proposal being submitted to in the backcountry, and high tempera-
in the parade, we couldnt make this rade area, and a 30-minute walking time next headquarters, said Chula and condominium communities to Amazon by the San Diego Regional tures just as it did in 2007.
patriotic event happen. should be allowed to reach a viewing Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. single-family homes and gated estates. Economic Development Corporation, Adding to the urgency, the County
area after parking on streets downtown, The location also gives Amazon the op- said Chula Vista City Manager Gary Ofce of Emergency Services commis-
in Little Italy, or on West Harbor Drive Chula Vista is the only place portunity to co-create Californias next Halbert. sioned a survey of nearly 1,100 residents
This years theme, A Tribute to
Heroes at Home, recognizes contribu- parking locations in the vicinity of the where Amazon can develop its university with a focus on the technical For more information, visit www. earlier this year to ask them how
tions by veterans to their communities Convention Center. headquarters, help establish a curriculum and pedagogy required to chulavistaca.gov/amazon prepared they were, so responses could
and country. Fittingly, the 2017 Grand new university, and tap into our educate Amazon and the regions current be compared to a similar survey taken
Marshal is retired Navy Captain Jack ABOUT SAN DIEGO VETERANS and future workforce. About Chula Vista. in 2007. The results showed that only
DAY PARADE uniquely talented and trained Chula Vista embraces research and
Ensch, who, after serving over 30 years half of residents asked this year were
in the military, went on to join the San binational workforce. invention, evidenced by its selection by The City of Chula Vista is located at prepared to evacuate their home within
Diego Padres Baseball Club as Director Begun in 1986, the San Diego Veterans the U.S. Department of Transportation the center of one of the richest cultural, 15 minutes, as compared to 74 percent
Day Parade is produced by Veterans Week The Citys offering is presented in a as one of 10 proving grounds for autono- economic and environmentally diverse
of Military Marketing, establishing the San Diego, an all-volunteer team of veterans
who said they were ready in 2007.
only military marketing department in 48-page fact- and photo-lled 11x17 mous vehicles as well as providing a site zones in the United States. It is the San Diego now has more locally
and citizens of all ages and walks of life, book titled Welcome Home Amazon
all of professional sports at that time. dedicated to honoring veterans annually for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to second-largest City in San Diego County stationed resources to ght a wildre
This program has since been adopted that details workforce, sustainability, test on the 375-acre university property.
during Veterans Week. We rely on donations ( Continued on page 11 ) ( Continued on page 6 )
by sports organizations throughout the from the generous residents of the San Diego
lifestyle and development options which
can be found at www.chulavistaca.gov/
Assemblymember Brian Maienscheins temporary
country. area, as well as nancial support from the
regional industry and business sector, and amazon.
Though Enschs military career initially the support of our partners in the non-prot The headquarters location offers a

housing assistance legislation signed by Gov. Brown


began in 1956 with the U.S. Army, he sector. For more information visit https:// future-focused ofce campus where
joined the U.S. Navy in 1965 where www.sdvetparade.org. themes of collaboration and connectivity
he became a ghter pilot. During the are infused throughout the architecture
Vietnam War, then-lieutenant Ensch and design. Buildings are joined together SAN DIEGO Assemblymem- Homelessness continues to be a Assemblymember Brian Maienschein,
through a series of outdoor bridges ber Brian Maienscheins bill, problem in our state and throughout our of San Diego, represents the 77th As-
was credited with destroying two enemy country, said Maienschein, I will con- sembly District in the California Legis-
MiG-17 aircraft in aerial combat. On allowing people to travel horizontally AB 236, was recently signed
through some of the largest oor plates tinue to author and support legislation lature, which includes the communities
August 25, 1972, Ensch was forced
currently available in Southern Califor- into law. This bill claries that that works to assist those experiencing of 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch,
to eject over North Vietnam and was families reuniting with a child homelessness. Carmel Valley, Clairemont, Del Dios,

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Perspectives
Russia 3M and Discovery
( Continued from page 14 )
DeGeneres Show.

The annual premier competition rec-


( Continued from page 1 )
ognizes scientic thinking and curiosity
"We will have the Kalashnikov," Presi- Lawn Bot, a water management robot
in students grades 5-8 who dream up
dent Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech at designed to help individuals reduce the
a solution to an everyday problem that
the groundbreaking ceremony of Scout amount of fresh water wasted during
ultimately could reshape and improve
Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan. home lawn care. Kates innovation aims
the way we live our lives. To download
Before disclosing this, Duterte had to be a more cost-effective and aesthetic
hi-res images and video of the science
to turn to Defense Secretary Deln water management system that measures
competition, click here. For more infor-
Lorenzana if Russia, represented in the moisture content in soil. Made from
mation on the 2017 Discovery Education
the Philippines by Ambassador Igor starch-based plastic and powered by
3M Young Scientist Challenge and to
Khovaev, wanted to keep this donation solar energy, Lawn Bot is also envi-
learn more about this years nalists, go
a secret. ronmentally friendly. Kate hopes her
towww.YoungScientistLab.com.

Destiny: The Wedding


"Hindi naman 'yun kailangan, Del, innovation will help reduce the amount
hindi naman kailangang isikreto 'yung sa of fresh water wasted.
Discovery Education 3M Young
Russia? Ayaw nilang public? Ayaw nila? Devin Willis, a ninth-grader from
Scientist Challenge materials are also
( Continued from page 1 ) Malaman man rin nila 'yan kung saan Florida Atlantic University High School
available through Discovery Education
galing," Duterte said, laughing. in Boca Raton, Fla., received fourth
money for her son Freddie. he was being taken cared of and she had Streaming Plus. For more information
(Do we need to keep that Russian thing place. Devin created SLIDEMAP, a
We are happy to nancially take care nothing to worry. In the short distance to about Discovery Educations digital
a secret? They don't want to make it device that integrates a motorized stage
of our nephew and grandson Freddie, the altar, her past suddenly ashed in her content and professional development
public? They don't want it? But people used in 3-D printers, microscope imag-
Mimi declared during a telephone con- mind. The happy occasion of her gradua- services, visit www.discoveryeducation.
will know anyway where the ries came ing and machine learning algorithms
versation. Its about time we support tion as a valedictorian, the tragedy of her com. Stay connected with Discovery
from.) to distinguish a tumor as cancerous or
him since you have been doing so since parents sudden death in a motorcycle Education on social media through
"Anyway, sabihin mo na lang kay Igor. benign, increasing accuracy and speed
he was born. accident the very same day, their deci- Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @
Ano ba'ng sikreto diyan?" Duterte said of diagnoses. Devin was inspired to
Romano, for his part, told Mona the sion to leave for the big city so she could DiscoveryEd, or nd us on Instagram.
in jest. (Anyway, just tell Igor about it. improve the state of treatment after his
same. From now on, I will support you. fulll her dream of becoming a doctor, What's there to be kept in secret?) grandfather passed away from cancer,
I earn enough from my construction the loss of their inheritance money by About 3M
In a chance interview, Lorenzana and tapped into his passion for robotics
business so you dont need to work and Mauras boyfriend Rodney, her rape by explained that Russia is donating 5,000 to develop a solution. He hopes his in-
add to our family nances. Peter Sangalang, her hard life as a single At 3M, we apply science in collab-
Kalashnikov ries with about one mil- novation will improve current standards
Reluctantly, Mona was forced to sit mother supporting her son by working orative ways to improve lives daily.
lion rounds of ammunition. of global healthcare by enabling faster,
back and let Romano and her friends as a laundry woman, her departure for the guests toasted them. Mona wished With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000
On top of this, Russia will also give the more accurate and affordable diagnoses,
take care of the wedding preparations. Saudi Arabia to seek greener pastures, her son Freddie would be there to wit- employees connect with customers all
Philippines 20 big army trucks. (READ: especially in developing countries where
I want to just have a small and simple and her venture to America with her em- ness the occasion but was comforted by around the world. Learn more about
PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 access to medical professionals is scarce.
wedding, she declared. ployer. Now, she could see the light at the fact she would see him when they 3Ms creative solutions to the worlds
other deals) The fth through tenth place winners
No way, Romano said. This is a the end of the tunnel. Things seemed to visited the Philippines on Christmastime problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter
Lorenzana said a Russian ship will each received a $1,000 prize and a $500
once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. be falling into the right places: Freddies the following month. @3M or @3MNewsroom.
dock in the Philippines on October 22, excitations gift card. These nalists, in
Just like any other girl, I am sure you meeting the relatives of his father, their To celebrate the Filipino culture, the and the turnover of donated equipment alphabetical order by last name, are:
have been dreaming of a beautiful and support of their new-found grandson Filipino friends of Mona hired a Filipina About Discovery Education
will be on October 25. Laalitya Acharya, a ninth-grader at
memorable wedding. and nephew, her meeting and falling dance troupe to perform the traditional "Gusto nila tumulong sa atin to ght William Mason High School in Mason,
When I gave birth to my son, I in love with a decent and noble person dances like their Tinikling, Pandango sa Discovery Education is the global
terrorism (They want to help us ght Ohio, Laalitya invented ELIE or
stopped dreaming about it. I never real- in Romano, and now her wedding that Ilaw and Maglalatik. Not to be outdone, leader in standards-based digital content
terrorism)," he said. "Environmentally Low Impact Energy"
ized this can still be possible. could open a bright future for her and the Puerto Rican guests performed some for K-12, transforming teaching and
Russia is making these donations as device that generates energy from
Of course everything is possible for a her loved ones. of their native dances. The celebration learning with award-winning digital
Duterte vows to move farther from the multiple sources to increase alternative
kind-hearted girl like you, Anna said. Will you, Mona take Romano, for ended at ve in the afternoon. A few of textbooks, multimedia content, profes-
United States, and closer to "nontradi- energy use in the U.S. and across the
God blesses those with a noble soul. your lawful husband, to have and to hold Monas friends and Romanos rela- sional development, and the largest
tional" partners such as China and Rus- world. Her prototype uses a low-ow
Besides, Romano added. A small from this day forward, for better, for tives joined them at the bridal suite of professional learning community of its
sia. (READ: Russia warns 'traditional' low-head, portable water turbine, piezos
wedding is simply impossible. My rela- worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness the Hotel to open their gifts. At nine in kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and
PH partners: Don't interfere) Rappler. and solar panels to generate electricity in
tives and friends from here and Puerto and health, until death do you part? the evening, with all the guests gone, over 50 million students, Discovery
com multiple environments.
Rico would hardly t a ballroom. Mona was jolted in her thoughts by the Romano and Mona consummated their Educations services are in half of U.S.
Anika Bhagavatula, a ninth-grader at
And not to mention all the friends words of the priest. She looked up and marriage. - AJ classrooms, 50 percent of all primary
Wilton High School in Wilton, Conn.,
you have made through all these years, saw Romano smiling before her. schools in the UK, and more than 50
Download the invented EcoBoom, a natural solution
commented Anna. I do, she said. (To be continued) countries. Discovery Education partners
to clean up oil spills using pomegranate
And so it was on a glorious Sunday She didnt hear what Romano said Asian Journal husks and orange peels. Anikas research
with districts, states, and like-minded
organizations to captivate students,
morning in November that Mona and afterwards. All she could remember digital edition on major oil spills in the U.S. led her to
Romano got wed. Her ward, Saleh, was the priest declaring them man and empower teachers, and transform
develop a protoype that can absorb oil
the girl she took care of since birth was wife. from Dropbox four-to-ve times its weight. Major oil
classrooms with customized solutions
the ower girl, and Anna insisted she Romano gently kissed her and the or read spill incidents, which can cause approxi-
that increase academic achievement.
be the maid of honor. Salehs parents, crowd erupted into an applause. it online at Discovery Education is powered by
mately 1.3 million gallons of petroleum
Monas Saudi Arabian employer who After the picture taking before the Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:
asianjournalusa.com/digital to spill into U.S. waters each year,
had brought her to America to take care altar, the newlyweds marched towards DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number
inspired Anika to explore cost-effective,
of their child, was also in attendance. In the end of the church with friends and one nonction media company in the
biodegradable options that can remedy
fact, her boss walked her to the altar in relatives beaming as they walked by. It world. Explore the future of education at
this national and global issue.
the absence of her parents; was a festive and joyous occasion, the www.discoveryeducation.com
Austin Crouchley, an eighth-grader at
Mona was teary-eyed. She remembered kind of wedding any bride would dream. Garden City Middle School in Gar-
her deceased parents and sister Maura They all proceeded to the ballroom of den City, N.Y., in Garden City School
unable to witness the event. She also a nearby hotel where the reception was
On wildre
District, created an affordable way to
thought of her beloved son Freddie, held. There was a cacophony of English, provide electricity and clean water using
although she was comforted by the fact Filipino and Puerto Rican languages as solar energy. Austins device features
a pulley mechanism, allowing its solar ( Continued from page 5 )
panel to constantly face the sun and than any other region in the nation.
my daughter and now Im the parent. So means before eighty years old). And if produce 18 percent more electricity than While emergency ofcials cited major
there. youve been losing hair, or indeed have a xed panel. Contaminated water is a improvements in re protection, coordi-
lost every last strand of it, youve been major health risk in developing coun- nation and resource sharing regionwide
Cut, perm, or both? thinking about ways to get it back, or tries, and Austin hopes his innovation since the October 2007 wildres, they
at least cover up the loss. Now its time can increase clean water supply used for said the personal preparedness survey
There are at least nine billion differ- for the creams, the pills, the hairpieces, drinking, farm irrigation and livestock, results were concerning.
ent ways to cut hair. And thats just the wigs. alleviating energy poverty around the I wish I could say that all of the efforts
a conservative estimate. There may Yes, there are some medicines that globe. that we have put together would prevent
be a gazillion more, but after a while can work, at least some of the time, for Simone Jacobs, an eighth-grader at another major re disaster in San Diego
counting becomes a bit tiring. Plus, Ive some people. Yes, its expensive. But Washington Middle School in Seattle, County but it wont, said Chairwoman
never been good at math and after a few for hair? Many men will gladly pay the Wash., invented Sill Sentry, a device to Dianne Jacob, San Diego County Board
dozen, who cares anyway? price. help prevent children from falling out of of Supervisors. We are far better pre-
With all those different ways to style But what if the drug wont work for windows. When a potentially dangerous pared to ght that re and the goal is to
hair, how does one choose the right one? you? There is still the tried and true situation is detected on the windowsill, put it out while its still under 10 acres,
As far as I can determine, there are just toupee, the hairpiece, the wig. You can a net is deployed to swoop up and stop but it will happen again. We dont know
Hair, simply hair a few acceptable ways to pick the right
look. They are:
purchase some hairpieces for as low as
twenty dollars (yes, they look it) and the
the child from falling out of the window. when, but lets be prepared.

A billion strands, a billion dollars


Simone believes her innovation is a Residents were encouraged to create a
1. Browse through the hundreds of old price can go to the thousands (and can superior alternative to current window personal disaster plan, practice evacuat-
and somewhat newer style magazines actually look pretty good. We can still safety technology and hopes that it will ing with their family, register all cell
in the salon (although new is better than spot them of course, but with the good be able to save many lives and trips to phones with AlertSanDiego, talk with
What is it with hair? We spend berg, so to speak. old unless you want to end up looking ones we dont laugh quite as loudly the emergency room. neighbors, and take steps around their
For whatever reason, a great deal of like your best friends father or mother when you leave. Its nothing personal - Samu Shrestha, a ninth-grader from
billions of dollars every year - remember that person?) Like I said, were just bored).
home to create defensible space
our identity is somewhat made up from Highlands Ranch High School in High- except when it is too risky to operate
coloring, straightening, perming, our hair. Sad? Yes, but true. keep the style magazine new; Some hairpieces can appear fairly lands Ranch, Colo., developed a mobile power equipment outside because it
weaving, cutting, lengthening, Whats got me started on this today? 2. Take in a picture of your favorite life-like. But it depends on the hair, the app that provides individuals with dis- might spark a re.
plugging, and on and on. Im taking my daughter for a haircut. singer or television star. You wont end designer, the color and how that color abilities control of computer or mobile Perhaps one of the most heartfelt pleas
up looking like that but self-deception matches and blends with your own. devices by using head movements,
We have hair transplants, we She wants a razor design underneath
always helps in fashion, grooming, and Heres a clue gentlemen: if you are over
for personal preparedness came from
buy pills to take, lotions to rub the hair, but mom and I arent really facial expressions and hand gestures. He Michelle Grimaldo, who lost her home
going for it. Thats not to say I didnt relationships (never mind that last one forty (and especially over sixty) add was inspired to help a classmate with in the 2007 Wildres. She fought back
on, wigs and hair pieces to wear, let mine grow long in school or cut it in Im sure s/he really does love / like / gray to the wig. Natural hair on men af- disabilities manipulate mobile devices tears at times recounting how she and
and that isnt the tip of the ice- strange cuts but this isnt about me; its tolerate you); ter their fties and even earlier generally like the rest of his classmates. Samus her husband and mother had to evacuate
3. Offer a vague description to the has some gray in it. Natural hair is not innovation could unlock interaction with twice, once in the middle of the night.
stylist of how you want it to look as you always the same shade of one dark color. the digital world for individuals with They parked in a cleared eld with the
stare at him/her in the mirror. Neither of Here are another couple of things disabilities and bridge the interaction re burning all around them. Grimaldo
you will probably end up happy with the about hair. If your eyebrows are dark gap for internet users worldwide. said she was convinced they were going
style, but at least you didnt have to cut brown, dont color your hair platinum Allie Weber, a seventh-grader from to die that day and they all hugged as
out pictures from magazines; blonde. If your hair is red, dont color Edison Middle School in Sioux Falls, if they were saying goodbye. Yet, they
4. Let the stylist choose (they like this it platinum blonde. Dark brown or red S.D., created a breathing device that survived.
because they can be artistic, and they eyebrows underneath bright blonde hair doubles as a suction dart toy to allow The tragic res up north reiterated to
dont have to worry about creating your look absurd. So, do blonde eyebrows child respiratory patients to have fun my husband and I that we need to be
particular dream. On the other hand, underneath dark hair. Remember; match while doctors collect essential medical vigilant, we need to be prepared, we
they hate this because then the result is the hair to the eyebrows unless youre measurements during their treatments need to have a plan, Grimaldo said.
all on them); going for that particular lookand and hospital stays. And Ive been hearing that here right
5. Go with what youve always had. youre under thirty. Since its inception, the Discovery Edu- now, about defensible space, making
This is the easiest, the simplest, the Men, if the color of the hair on your cation 3M Young Scientist Challenge sure you have your property cleared at
most stress free. It can also be the least chest, arm, legs and beard is gray, or has awarded hundreds of thousands of least 100 feet if you can, more. Get
imaginative, behind the times, dull partially gray, dont have solid black or dollars in student prizes, paired students to know your neighbors, have a game
cut there is but at least no thought was brown hair. This screams insecurity. with world-renowned scientists to give plan for an escape, have an evacuation
involved (and we all like that from time Ever see a guy at the beach and what- them real-world insights and delivered routein case you do live on a road that
to time). ever hair he has on his body is gray and much-needed science resources to mil- only has one way out, what else are you
the hair on his head is solid black? Yes, lions of students, teachers and families going to do?
So, after you have the style chosen, the women on the beach are laughing. across the country. It targets students in Give yourself a ghting chance if
there is still color (if you want to change If you are going to have hair trans- the years when research indicates their disaster strikes. Give the reghters the
it, highlight it, or cover the gray or plants, nd the best doctor on the planet. interest in science begins to wane and best possible advantage to save your
purple). Not everyone does color their Nothing looks more absurd than poorly encourages them to explore scientic home. Listen to the police and reght-
hair, of course, but most at least think done hair transplants. Well done trans- concepts and creatively communicate ers when they tell you to evacuate. Dont
about it at some point, and enough do to plants can indeed look fairly natural their ndings. Winners have gone on to risk your life for things. Take it from us,
make it a billion-dollar industry. (note, that the operative words there are be featured in Forbes magazines annual things can be replaced, Grimaldo said.
Cutting and coloring may be ne, but well done. The job need to be well 30 Under 30 list, speak in front of The Witch Fire, Harris Fire and other
what if you dont have enough? done as in excellent, as in expensive members of Congress and attendees at blazes a decade ago killed seven people,
If you think that youve been losing and worth every penny, as in artistic, as the United Nations, meet the President gutted thousands of structures, burned
your hair, you have been. If you think in you want to kiss the mirror every time of the United States, and demonstrate 580 square miles and triggered the larg-
that youre going bald, you are. All peo- you walk by one). Got it? You want an innovations on national television est evacuation San Diego County has
ple lose hair as they age - no big deal. excellent doctor, a brilliant doctor, a ge- programs such as ABC World News
That is unless youve been losing it ( Continued on page 12 ) Tonight, Fox & Friends, and The Ellen ( Continued on page 7 )
prematurely (for most guys, prematurely
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On wildre WPA2 WiFi security protocol


( Continued from page 6 )
ever seen. The rst res ignited on Oct. breached, experts warn
21.
Tony Mecham, San Diego County tackers to eavesdrop Wi-Fi trafc
Fire and CAL FIRE Unit Chief said the passing between computers and
wildre updates in Northern California access points," Ars Technica
reminded him of working as a com- reported.
mander during the Harris Fire in 2007.
He reected back on the fatalities, the
The US Computer Emergency
three other reghters who were criti- Readiness Team explains the
cally burned, and evacuating 22 severely upcoming disclosure in a short
burned people on that incident in that announcement:
rst 72 hours.
This is the new norm we live in. Large "US-CERT has become aware of
devastating wildland res which destroy several key management vulnerabilities
communities and life and property have in the 4-way handshake of the Wi-Fi
become the new norm or our new reality Protected Access II (WPA2) security
of what were dealing with. Fires are no The WPA2 protocol vulnerabil- protocol. The impact of exploiting these
longer just something that stays out in ities allow attackers to eaves- vulnerabilities includes decryption,
the backcountry, said Mecham. My drop on WiFi trafc passing packet replay, TCP connection hijack-
concern is that the general public still ing, HTTP content injection, and others.
looks on us as rst responders as Plan between computers and their Note that as protocol-level issues, most
A. We will never be your Plan A. We are access points or all correct implementations of the
the Plan B. standard will be affected. The CERT/CC
Mecham said Plan A is everybody Victor Barreiro Jr., RAPPLER.COM and the reporting researcher KU Leuven,
taking personal preparedness steps and MANILA, 10/16/2017 Re- will be publicly disclosing these vulner-
being ready to evacuate when needed. searchers are planning to disclose abilities on October 16, 2017."
In addition to showing a declining level The coordinated disclosure is sched-
of readiness to evacuate in the 2017 citi- vulnerabilities in the WiFi Pro- uled for 8:00 am EST on October 16
zen preparedness survey, only 38 percent tected Access II (WPA2) security (8:00 pm, October 16, PH time) and
said they have an emergency plan in protocol on Monday, October 16. is set to be revealed on KrackAttacks.
case of a disaster, down from 50 percent The issues with WPA2, current- com, though a formal presentation is
in 2007. The County Ofce of Emer- scheduled for November 1 through the
gency Services is putting the nishing ly known as a proof-of-concept ACM Conference on Computer and
touches on the survey and expects to exploit called KRACK (Key Re- Communications Security in Dallas,
release the complete results next month. installation Attacks), allow "at- Texas. Rappler.com
We cannot stress that enough, the
need to be prepared as an entire region,
as families, and as neighborhoods, said
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. We
hope we are never faced with another
crisis like we saw ten years ago, with
those res, but the only way to face that
is to be prepared and to work together as
everyones safety is at stake.
San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessey
said the survey results that show per-
sonal preparedness has declined are not
good news.
Complacency, at out, is a killer, he
said. Citizens need to prepare them-
selves in advance, not have a re truck
New Ofce in Cerritos, Los Angeles County: in every driveway. Many resources are
17777 North Center Court Drive, Suite 600 available.
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Timeless Wisdom
1. "The best thing about the future is we really stop to look fear in the face...
that it comes only one day at a time. we must do that which we think we can-
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) not.Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
2. "Life is a series of experiences, each 9. "A man is but the product of his
of which makes us bigger, even though it thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
is hard to realize this. For the world was Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
built to develop character, and we must 10. "The ideals which have lighted my
learn that the setbacks and griefs which way, and time after time have given me
we endure help us in our marching on- new courage to face life cheerfully, have
ward. Henry Ford (1863-1947) been kindness, beauty, and truth. Al-
3. "Kind words can be short and easy bert Einstein (1879-1955)
to speak, but their echoes are truly end- 11. "Happiness lies in the joy of
less. achievement and the thrill of creative
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) effort. Franklin Roosevelt (1882-
4. "Success is not nal, failure is not 1945)
fatal: It is the courage to continue that 12. "Constant kindness can accomplish
counts. Winston Churchill (1874- much. As the sun makes ice melt, kind-
1965) ness causes misunderstanding, mistrust
5. "A good head and a good heart are and hostility to evaporate."
always a formidable combination. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Nelson Mandela (1918 - ) 13. "I believe the unarmed truth and
6. "Leaders aren't born, they are made. unconditional love will have the nal
They are made by hard effort, which word in reality. Martin Luther King,
is the price which all of us must pay Jr. (1929-1968)
to achieve any goal which is worth- 14. "Character cannot be developed in
while. Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) ease and quiet. Only through experi-
7. "Worry is the interest paid by those ences of trial and suffering can the soul
who borrow trouble.George Wash- be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition
ington (1732-1799) inspired and success achieved. Helen
8. "We gain strength, and courage, and Keller (1880-1968)
condence by each experience in which

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in the American Courts , and are things WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Ree-
people actually said in court, word for boks.
word, taken down and now published ***
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of staying calm while these exchanges WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
were actually taking place. ***
ATTORNEY: What was the rst thing ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis,
your husband said to you that morning? does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, WITNESS: Yes.
Cathy?" ATTORNEY: And in what ways does
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset it affect your memory?
you? WITNESS: I forget.
WITNESS: My name is Susan! ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you
*** give us an example of something you
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at forgot?
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Lifestyle
Edna Consing Concepcion Honored as One of 100
it the more you come to understand the
words. But it is not lled with dogma,

Most Inuential Filipina Women in the World


and whatever their Faith is, they love
it. Because of its beautifully cadenced
poetical language it has brought joy and
consolation to countless people on occa- (San Diego, CA) October 2017 Remedios and Rafael Soriano Most Referred Independent Financial
sions of birth, marriage, death, and all of Advisor of the Year numerous times.
lifes other milestones. R. Edna Consing Concepcion, Consing and to the Belgian nuns
Beginning in the Spring semester of
Founder and CEO of Heritage and teachers at St. Theresas 2018, the L. I. L.A.C. S. Financial &
The Prophet is made up of 26 prose Investments and Retirement Plan- College in Manila for the excel- Tax Planning system will be taught at
poems, delivered as sermons by a wise ning, Inc., will be honored as one lent education they imparted to community colleges.
man called Almustafa. After 12 years Ms. Concepcion is also co- Founder
of exile, he was about to set sail from of 100 most inuential Filipino her.
and CEO of the Philippine American
the Orphalese to his homeland when the Women in the World at the 14th Shortly after martial law was Business Improvement & Develop-
Khalil Gibrans The Prophet people of the ctional island asked him
to share his wisdom about life before
he departs. He did! And here are
Filipina Leadership Global Sum-
mit.
declared in the Philippines
which led to the demise of her
ment (Phil Am BID), an organization
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culture and community. Phil Am BID

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some beautiful verses for your reading The theme for this years summit father, Edna with her siblings
hosts the prestigious STARBlazers and
he Prophet is Khalil pleasure: is Filipinas in Motion: Leading, and their mother Remedios TOP HATS Giving Back and Beyond
Gibrans masterpiece, Advocating, Impacting. migrated to the U.S. Awards Gala annually. TOP HATS is an
Of Love: Ms. Concepcion will be recog- Edna graduated with a Bachelors acronym for The Outstanding Profes-
his most celebrated nized as one of 100 women of Degree in Business Management and sionals and High Achieving Teams.
statement about the truth When love beckons to you follow
Philippine ancestry who have
Finance from the University of Mary- Among those honored with the TOP
him, land (cum laude). She also holds Pro-
of human experience. In- Though his ways are hard and steep. changed and inuenced the face gram Degrees from Wharton Business
HATs Awards are: San Diego Mayor
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fused with a timeless wis- And when his wings enfold you yield of leadership in the global work- School (Finance) and UCLA Anderson Ron Morrison, Chief Deputy District At-
dom about life and written to him, place, having reached status for School of Management. torney Jerrilyn Malana and San Diego
Though the sword hidden among his Council member Chris Cates.
in words of haunting and pinions may wound you.
outstanding work in their respec- As Founder and CEO of Heritage Among those honored with the STAR-
breathtaking beauty, The And when he speaks to you believe in tive professions and communities Investments and Retirement Planning, Blazer Awards are: Senator Dianne
Prophet expresses the deep- him, and who have immensely con- Inc., an independent Financial Advi- Feinstein, Loida Nicolas Lewis, Califor-
Though his voice may shatter your tributed to society. The Filipina sory rm with ofces nationwide, Ms. nia Chief Justice Tani Cantil -Sakuaye,
est desires of the heart and dreams as the north wind lays waste the Concepcion developed the L.I.L.A.C.S. Dr. Connie Mariano (the White House
Leadership Global Summit Gala
soul. garden.
will be held on October 25- 29th
Financial and Tax Planning System. Doctor who served 3 Presidents), Vice
For even as love crowns you so shall This Financial Planning System has Admiral Raquel Cruz Bono, Congress-
Vibrant with feeling, The Proph- he crucify you. Even as he is for your in Toronto, Canada. garnered outstanding acclamations and woman Susan Davis who worked for
growth so is he for your pruning. Edna Consing Concepcion is reviews from Financial Institutions. Fil Am Veterans and Assemblywoman
et is very much like the Bibles But if you love and must needs have Heritage Investments & Retirement
Book of Ecclesiastes. Gibran grateful to her parents, the late Planning, Inc, has also received the ( Continued on page 14 )
desires, let these be your desires:
adopted the tone and cadence of To melt and be like a running brook
Ecclesiastes, fusing his personal- that sings its melody to the night.
and is a staple on the international best To know the pain of too much tender-
ized Christian philosophy with seller lists. ness.
a spirit and oriental wisdom To be wounded by your own under-
derived from the richly mixed Khalil Gibran, the author of The standing of love;
inuences of his native Lebanon. Prophet, is the third best-selling poet of And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
all time next to Shakespeare and Lao To wake at dawn with a winged heart
The Prophet has captured and mesmer- Tzu. In Lebanon, where he was born and give thanks for another day of lov-
ized a generation of readers and has sold in 1883, Gibran is a literary hero. As a ing;
tens of millions of copies worldwide. young man, he immigrated with his fam- To rest at the noon hour and meditate
John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, and ily to the United States, where he studied loves ecstasy;
the Beatles were among those who have art and began his literary career, writing And then to sleep with a prayer for
been inuenced by its words. Published in both English and Arabic. the beloved in your heart and a song of
in 1923, The Prophet has never been out The verses in this book of poems have praise upon your lips.
of print. This perennial classic has been a way of speaking to people at dif-
translated into more than 50 languages ferent stages in their lives. It has this ( Continued on page 12 )
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Spiritual Life
A Visit to Nagasaki, the Catholic Heart of Japan
with the same epitaph: This was erected a.m.! martyrs is the seed of the Church, and
for the repose of the souls of those who the seed of the Church in the Far East
died in the blast. Aregato gozaimasu! Ashata, 6 a.m. was planted on Nishizaka Hill. Chris-
I also visited the Nagasaki Atomic tians were persecuted down the way in
Bomb Museum and the Nagasaki Peace Hai! screamed all the kids with Urakami, but they were martyred on this
Park. Both uncompromisingly commu- cheer. hill. A hill which, at the time, was like a
nicate the signicance of the event and gate to the city, from the hill one could
are committed to a message of prevent- I went home, slept, woke up for Mass, (and still can) see all of Nagasaki and
ing the use of nuclear arms. However, and walked the 30 minutes to Urakami its beautiful rolling mountainsand
the centerpiece statue in the peace park Cathedral. This 6 a.m. weekday Mass likewise, all of Nagasaki could see this
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time is devoted to a divine message, with the
Masters left arm pointing to the hypo-
was well-attended, and completely in
Japanese. The novus ordo was gener-
hill. So when an example needed to be
made, it happened here. Beginning with

RPs Church and State: Strange Nagasaki is a very Catholic


ally familiar, though I was a little lost
a couple of times. I was the only gaijin
the decrees of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and
cemented by the Tokugawa Shogunate,

Bedfellows
there, so I appreciated that when I ap- and through the late-1800s, the Christian
city, and its a city that has proached the priest for Communion, he faith was outlawedand if Christians
paid a high price for its faith. uttered The Body of Christ in perfect were captured who would not renounce
Joke of the Week: Four passengers English. and apostatize, they were killed here.
are in a plane the president of the by Shaun McAfee After Mass, I took myself on a tour And so, this is the site of thousands of
United States, the worlds smartest National Catholic Register around the pews and grounds once martyrdoms. Particularly, this is the site
man, a priest, and a hippie. Suddenly more. This cathedral is spectacular. Pope of the 26 of Japan (1597) to include Paul
the plane catches re. But, alas there Ill cut right to the chase: Go to St. John Paul II visited in 1981 for its Miki and Companions, the 188 Martyrs
are only three parachutes. The president Nagasaki, Japan. opening, so the site commemorates his of Japan (1639), and countless others.
grabs one of them, and before jump- visit. More to see is the original north- There is a museum for the 26 Martyrs
ing out of the plane explains, I owe it side bell tower, which stands about 20 here that is truly world-class. Original
to the American people to survive and
If youre considering where to center of the blast, and his right hand meters away by a stream, where it fell letters from St. Francis Xavier, the origi-
serve out my term. Right behind him take your next vacation, Na- pointing to the way of peace (Heaven). following the blast of the atomic bomb. nal documents sent to Rome conrming
jumps the worlds smartest man, who gasaki is charming. If youre Nagasaki is a very Catholic city. And The recovered parts of statues of angels, the martyrdoms and works of the 26
declares himself an irreplaceable asset considering going on a special its a city that has paid a high price saints, crucixes, and altar pieces are Martyrs of Japan, original signposts
to humanity. The priest stares at the for its faith, so the rest of my stay was noticeable at every vantage point. Inside, with the Toyotomi decrees outlawing
pilgrimage, let Nagasaki top your committed to discovering what Christian there is, in a case mounted high on a Christianity, countless relics from the
hippie, swallows a few times, and says,
My son, Im in Gods hands now I list of potential locations. treasures the city has preserved. wall, the famous head of Mary, which martyrs, Buddhist-looking statues of
want you to have the last parachute. To It was getting late on my rst day, but survived the blast, too. Burn marks on goddesses and gods used to pray while
which the hippie responds, Hey, man, My family is getting ready to move I still strolled the 500-meter walk down her right cheek, and eye holes blasted in hiding, replicated Fumi to include the
thats cool, and wow really religious. from Okinawa, Japan to Italy very soon. the road to the Urakami Cathedral. The out, I had wanted to gaze upon this for actual Fumi tablet used in the movie Si-
The worlds smartest man just jumped Ive traversed almost all the local area to old cathedral was of course destroyed, the longest time. lence, Bibles owned by the martyrs, the
out of the plane with my knapsack. include the outer islands of Okinawa and with little remaining (which old photo- From the Cathedral, I went to the Dr. actual crosses used to crucify them, and
the Minami Prefecture Islands, which graphs crystalize in ones mind). In the Takashi Nagai museum, as recommend- numerous other priceless artifacts. This
Scriptures: First Reading: Isaiah 45: 1, offer an incredibly relaxing escape for 1970s, though, the parish council acted ed to me by Karl Keating. If you didnt museum remains one of the highest-rat-
ment. It all stemmed out of the union of beach-going lovers of tropical weather
4-6. The prophet preaches about thor- the sword and the cross. Conict arose on a question that had been asked since know, Dr. Takashi is a survivor of the ed things to do in Nagasaki, perhaps for
ough universalism, which is rooted in and sun, but I had not yet traveled much 1945: Should we rebuild? Immediate- blast, a Catholic convert, and a radiolo- its outstanding quality. But to me, it was
out of the loyalty of the missionaries of the mainland Japan, which is called
thorough monotheism. For Israel, there to the Spanish crown and their intoler- ly after the destruction of the cathedral, gist who contracted leukemia months a breathtaking journey to the site, setting
is only one God, the sole Creator of light Honshu. a small chapel was erected, and built up before the blast. Though he was bedrid- and circumstances of these Christians
ance of the civil authorities abuse of the Honshu is huge. With a north-to-south
and darkness; for the Persians, there is natives. Likewise, ambiguity came from a little thereafter. The Government of den until his death years later, he wrote who paved the way for a vineyard in the
the god of darkness and the god of light. length that is about the same span Japan was in support of a new site, pre- 17 books, including best-sellers like The Far East with their glorious blood.
the division between the diocesan clergy as northern Washington to southern
A pagan king, Cyrus of Persia, served and the religious orders, and between serving the ruin as a testament to history, Bells of Nagasaki, and his works have Next to this museum on the hill, there
God even though he did not have faith California, there is a lot to see, eat and even offering land to the parish. But been translated to numerous languages. is the Church of St. Philip, which is
what is Spanish and what is indigenous. do. Having such a short time left and
in him. He fullled Gods wishes: to Ambiguity and conict inherited during the overwhelming support of Nagasaki He is a Servant of God, and after learn- certainly one of the most distinctive-
liberate the Jews and rebuild Jerusalem. wanting to make the most of it, my deci- Catholics was to rebuild this glorious ing of all his great and meritorious looking Churches Ive ever seen in pic-
the colonial times by the present-day sion was simple: see historic Japanese
Literally, God writes in crooked lines. Philippines are felt not only in religious Cathedral, just as they rebuilt their city. works, I hope to see his canonization in tures or in person. Its made of cement
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1: sites, and see the epicenter of Christian And so they did. my lifetime. The Christians in Nagasaki with two columns looking like they were
life; they exist too in government (cor- history in Japan (indeed much of Asia).
1-5. Biblical scholars are in agreement ruptions and immorality) and private You must understand, I call Nagasaki built him and his two children a small driven out of the earth, and covered
that this letter of Paul to the Christian Anyone wanting to see ancient Japan the Rome of the Far East, and as the hut he named Nyokodo or as to one- completely in objects like cracked bowls
sectors (lack of concern for the poorest goes to Kyoto. But anyone wanting to
congregation in the city of Thessalonica among the poor). real Rome, here in Urakami especially, self after the Golden Rule, because this and plates, seashells, and other odds and
in Macedonia (northern Greece today) see Christian history in Japan goes to it is the site of the greatest of Christian is the place where he provided love in ends. I havent found anything to explain
is the earliest and oldest extant docu- Nagasaki, without question. persecutions since the great emper- service of others. The hut is still intact as the artistic appeal, but the inside was
THE CROSS AS WELL AS THE I went to Kyoto as a tourist, but I
ment of Christianity. Paul encourages SWORD held sway over the archi- ors of Rome brutalized the primitive a reliquary, lled with personal artifacts exactly what I pilgrim much as myself
the Thessalonians to show themselves as stayed in Nagasaki as a pilgrim. It was Church. It was here in Urakami that the of Dr. Takashis life and faith. was looking for: a glorious chapel with
pelago. While in disagreement with an experience I will always talk about,
people of faith, hope and charity to both one another (similar to the Pharisees faith candle was lit in the Far East, and After this I walked for a while until I relics, art, and historical items unique to
Christians and non-Christians alike. He and always remember. though hidden, was never completely got to one of the most important sites Nishizaka Hill.
and Herodians in todays gospel) yet
gave himself and his two fellow work- they were so united in implementing extinguished. It was here in Nagasaki in Christian history, Nishizaka Hill. ( Continued on page 11 )
ers, Silvanus and Timothy, as models I stayed in a small Airbnb toward the that the famous Fumi interrogations Tertullian wrote, The blood of the
their goals that it became impossible to northern part of the city, in what should
of Christian living. By the power of dissociate one from the other. A critique had taken place. If youve never seen
the Holy Spirit, they were successful in be identied as Urakami. This is the the movie Silence by Martin Scorsese, The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
of the Spanish abuses did not spare the site where the second atomic bomb ex- especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
preaching Jesus Christ and the Paschal church. In exposing the injustices and this is where the movies central plot
ploded on Aug. 9, 1945. A densely-pop-
Mystery. Gospel: Matthew 22: 15-21. oppression heaped upon the indigenous ulated place of industrial and civil pro-
events took place in real life. Shortly
over a couple mountains to the southeast
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
After the parable of the two sons, the Filipinos by the Spanish government,
wicked tenants, and the marriage ban- ductivity, there are many sites to see as are the hells of Unzen, boiling pits Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
for example, Rizal was brazen faced in commemorative reminders of the event
quet that were directed to his opponents, his denunciation too of Spanish clerics of spring water where Christians were Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
Jesus detractors went on the offensive. that occurred more than 70 years ago. tortured and boiled alive for their faith,
abuses. The hypocenter was a heartbreaking
On the one hand, the opponents are the also featured in the graphic movie. In the On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
Pharisees, who because of their religious area. A small corner of a park contains a front of this Cathedral I saw the churchs was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
The problem of the relations between single rectangular column marking the
beliefs, object to paying taxes to the government and religious organizations torture stone, which was used for 300 Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
Roman Empire, and on the other hand, exact spot of the blasts hypocenter, years by local governors to intimidate
in the Philippines is of a peculiar type. encircled by rings, further apart from
and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
are the Herodians who handle taxation For several hundred years the Roman Christians into apostasy. The signpost Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
in Palestine to support the Romans. The each other as they move away from the reads of one such Christian woman who, the whole world.
Catholic Church and the state have been center. To stand in this place was almost
two opponents who do not agree with so closely intertwined in the islands as to in the middle of a cold Japanese winter,
each others stand on taxes have joined indescribable. The exact spot where the was stripped bare and made to sit on the On the Hail Mary beads say:
be inseparable to the eye of the ordinary world was changed forever, where the
forces to trap Jesus. Since both of Jesus man. The church question has been rock. By seven days, she was up to her
opponents use the emperors coin, they greatest war ever seen essentially ended, waist in snow, but survived there for For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
above all things a question of politics. where 74,000 people died, where 75,000 on us and on the whole world.
should be as faithful in paying their dues Religion and politics were synonymous. a total of 18 days until her death. That
to God as they are in observing their were injured, where 135,000 more were stone, the very land I was walking on,
Little can be said of administration left homelessthe weight of this little
In conclusion say three times:
obligations to the emperor. By their under the Spanish rgime without con- was paid for with countless lives. Of
question, the Pharisees and the Hero- place made me feel small and insigni- course the locals were going to rebuild! Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
nection with religion or anything in the cant, prayerful and thankful at once.
dians revealed their real intent: their church was always in reference to its Thats what Catholics do! We claim the have mercy on us and on the whole world.
opposition to Jesus is motivated by their To the left of the hypocenter marker is places where our faith was greatest, and
political functions. a gigantic statue (pictured at the top of
hatred of him, and not by religion or erect the worlds most beautiful art and

United with You Forever


patriotism. this article) of a young mother holding places of true worship.
In light of the separation of Church and a baby, clearly disgured, charred and
State, the Vatican Council 11 declares, I was in awe as I walked around the
Reections: During the Spanish period burned to death. Its horrible to see. To Japanese gardens and cathedral walls,
The political community and the the right of the marker stands the origi- Meditation: My Prayer Response:
there was a power struggle between Church are autonomous and indepen- reading of its history, and seeing the
the religious and civil Spaniards for nal column from the entrance to what signs of persecution and faith, war and
dent of each other in their own elds. was Urakami Cathedral, in which the This evening, the Lord asked Lord Jesus, the desire of my heart is to
nancial prot of the islands resources. Nevertheless, both are devoted to the hope.
intact statues of St. Francis Xavier and But I did not get to go into the Cathe- me, Do you not have any de- have the one great desire of St. Faustina:
There was a power struggle for political personal vocation of man, though under to be united with You forever. May
supremacy over the archipelago between companions had miraculously survived. dral until the next day. Just as you might sires in your heart? I answered,
different titles For mans horizons are Remarkable, because the church was I grow in that desire by Your loving
the governor-general as civil head and see a group of schoolchildren running
not bounded only by the temporal order; just 500 meter from the blast. Walking around as the parents talk to one priest I have one great desire, and it is mercy and grace.
the archbishop. During this squabble, the living on the level of human history he
native Filipinos were not privy nor were this distance that day and seeing how in the parking lot around 5-6 p.m. at a to be united with You forever.
preserves the integrity of his eternal *Diary passages with bolded words are
they given the right to participate in the destiny.
almost nothing was left (in photographs) parish in the United States, so I saw a And the Lord answered me, That Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
administration of the archipelago. in this vicinity made my gaze upon them familiar sight. I approached the priest, will happen soon. My dearest Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
The situation that the present-day all the more extraordinary. Kombanwa, father, gomen nasai. Mass Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
Quotation of the Week: A Christian The place was quiet. Eerily quiet at deska, ashata? (Good evening, father,
child, your every stirring is tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
church nds itself in is traceable to the man is the freest lord of all, and subject
Hispanized ambiguity and conict that rst, but then prayerfully. The monu- I am very sorry. Is there Mass tomor- reected in My Heart. My gaze Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
to none; a Christian man is the most
came about between the missionaries dutiful servant of all, and subject to
ments, markers, and signposts around row? He was a little puzzled because I rests kindly upon you before Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
the city are dedicated to point out a by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010
and those of the Spanish civil govern- everyone. Martin Luther. said a couple more things than this, but any other creature (Diary,
statistic or remaining ruin, and each end the children immediately answered, 6 1700).
Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hand are crowned with mercy.
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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
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Arts & Culture


Los Angeles Times praises Filipino food from silog to halo-halo
The GNP Team and Im not sure if I should be admitting Grand Central as just right with Los An-
this to you or to a therapist. geles being at the forefront of a Filipino
Filipino food offered by the new Gold also attests to sampling and rec- food movement.
Sari Sari Store in Downtown ommending any and all items on the Sari The most glorious addition of the year
Sari Store menu saying, It may be an is Sari Sari Store, a stall in the seating
LAs Grand Central Market is odd thing to say about a restaurant, but area thats been designed to look like
getting raves reviews for appeal- at Sari Sari Store it really doesnt matter and is named after convenience
ing to foreign taste buds while what you order. stores in the Philippines. But theres an
staying true to Filipino roots. Golds review details how he tried excellent chance the food served at this

Makinig Ka Muna
the arroz caldo, the sisig fried rice, the uppercase Sari Sari Store is better than
The all-Filipino dish menu adobo fried rice and is eager to keep the rest. Thats due to its owners, Mar-
offered by Sari Sari Store, a coming back for the same. garita and Walter Manzke, a restaurateur
Filipino concept stall set up by The article hailed the Filipino Rice anced that even your friend who swears dream team.
Philippines-born and raised Chef Bowl Stalls lechon manok, grilled he hates coconut cream pie will go in The rice bowls and other savory items Puwede ba, makinig ka muna at huwag agad humirit
pork ribs, silog made with homemade for another slice. are excellent, but its the buko pie, the
Margarita with business partner Spam and tortang talong as keeping star of the dessert menu, that will im-
tanda mo ba nuong una na tayo ay naging magkalapit
Gold adds about the work of the James
and fellow chef Walter Manzke, the food reviewer coming back day after Beard nominated chef, Margarita print itself on you after just one bite. nang tayo'y magkakilala marami agad akong naisip
was praised by Los Angeles day. Manzke comes close to baking the best, Chefs Margarita and Walter are also at aking inakala nuon na ikaw ay napakabait.
Times, LA Weekly, and the LA Filipino desserts buko pie, halo-halo, darkest pie crust in Los Angeles, that responsible for the highly successful
and coffee with condensed milk got the the custard is as dense as pastry cream Rpublique ne dining french restaurant At nang tayo'y naghiwalay iniyakan ko ito ng husto
Eater. teams attention as well. because it is pastry cream, and that in LA and the Wildour bakery in the
The menu is based around savory rice
while you would think that the jelly-soft Philippines. pero sandali, tahimik ka lang, dahil ito ay totoo
bowls or silog that pull from Margari- LA Times food editor Amy Scattergood LA Eater featured the ambiance of the kung bakit ako'y nagpakalayo iya'y inamin ko sa 'yo
layer of buko, young coconut, might pull
tass Pinoy heritage, as well as a few
sweet items like halo halo.
wrote a feature on the Sari Sari Stores the dessert toward the exotic, it ends up Sari Sari Store as tting to its Filipino ang hindi mo alam gusto noun ay nadurog ang puso ko.
Halo-halo saying, It is a beautiful dish, tasting like the kind of coconut cream fare:
LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold a jigsaw of simplicity and aesthetics. Walter has added a bunch of touches
pie you might nd at a roadside diner in
admitted to him and his colleagues LA contact reporter Jenn Harris wrote Oklahoma if you were very, very lucky. to make it feel like a Filipino neighbor- Malalim ang sakit na pinasan ko sa maraming panahon
crushing on the new Grand Central stall about the Buko pie describing it as, The hood variety store (sari-sari), like cans at hindi lang kakaunting luha ang aking ipinanaghoy
LA Weekly food editor Katherine Spi-
quipping, I have stopped by Sari Sari
Store ve times in the last three days,
avors and textures are so perfectly bal- ers hailed the Sari Sari Store arriving at of condensed milk and big bottles of ngayon, ako ay nagsisimulang muli sa aking pagbangon
white vinegar. Theyve even added a alam ko na mahirap subali't kakayanin kong ituloy.
crinkled tin roof and a large false wall
A day clothes; this gives us an idea on why he
was able to make it to the presidency,
despite growing up poor in a farm.
Gina Lopez above the space to give it the feeling
that its placed on the bottom oor of an Naging malaking bahagi ka nuon nitong aking buhay
( Continued from page 2 ) ( Continued from page 1 ) apartment complex, as one would nd in na dumurog sa puso ko na hindi ko pinanghinayangan
When we woke up on Saturday morn- People living near the area, or even Manila.
a hundred miles away from it, should the face of powerful opposition, masasaya nating sandali itatago dito sa kaban
ing, we planned to kill time at a mall Sari Sari Store has been serving the
while waiting for the party in the eve- take advantage of the fact that the Nixon Regina Paz (Gina) Lopez of the usual Filipino breakfast meals all day at sana lamang tadhana ay hindi na tayo pinaghiwalay.
ning. To our pleasant surprise, we found Library is just a driving distance away. Philippines has been awarded the Downtown LAs Grand Central Market
out our hotel was just one freeway exit They should visit it to learn lessons since July this year. Ikaw ang una at tunay kong mahal, 'di iyan magbabago
from history and from the life of a man,
2017 Seacology Prize went the
away from Yorba Linda; thus, we had sa kabila ng lungkot at pangungulilang nadarama ko
no excuse to avoid visiting the Nixon a tragic Watergate gure, who in one citation in ceremonies held early
Presidential Library. interview said: I have had ups and October. tanging alaala 'tong mananatili sa bukas kong libro
It was not as grand as the John F. Ken- downs in my life, but now in my twilight Receiving her award, Lopez remarked, na mababasa nilang lahat hanggang sa aking pagyao.
nedy Presidential Library in Boston, years, I must say, it has all been a good The Philippines is a country of 7,000
Massachusetts, which overlooks an day! - AJ islands, and I hope this award will affect
ocean. But I have admired Richard the entire country. And because the Phil-

Bitcoin
Nixon. I pitied him as a tragic gure in ippines has so many diverse ecosystems,

City of Chula
American history, yet, I believe he had and so many animals and plants that neighborhoods, contemporary communi-
achieved much more, not only as presi- occur nowhere else, saving our islands ties, startups, corporations, nationally-
dent, but in his lifetime. The epitaph on ( Continued from page 1 ) has direct global impact as well. ( Continued from page 5 ) recognized entertainment venues, a U.S.
Lopez has been an environmental ad- Olympic and Paralympic Training Site,
his tombstone says it well: The greatest takes ight again with a population of 267,000. Chula and historic downtown all contribute
honor history can bestow is the title of vocate for 15 years and had a brief stint
as the head of the highest environmental Vista boasts more than 50 square miles to Chula Vistas attraction for families
peacemaker, an allusion to opening up "It's like any other monetary instru-
body in the country, the Department of of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling and businesses. A promising future
relations with China. ment. There are risks but essentially, it
Environment and National Resources hills, mountains, quality parks, a marina, includes developing the 500-acre Chula
At the height of the Cold War and can be managed. If you want something
(DENR), until her banning of open-pit and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a Vista Bayfront, a new university on 375
Chairman Mao Tse Tungs Cultural that is fast, near real-time and conve-
mining got her into trouble with the leader in conservation and renewable acres, 18,000 new residential units and
Revolution in 1972, Nixon, then the nient then theres the benet of using
Philippine legislature and eventually got energy, has outstanding public schools, 15 million square feet of commercial
American president, visited China and (cryptocurrency)," Plabasan said.
her voted out of the national agency. and has been named one of the top space. For more information, visit www.
offered friendship to the otherwise Remittance costs can be reduced to 2-3
Before her appointment as DENR safest cities in the country. Established chulavistaca.gov
hostile nation. It was initiated by Ping percent from 8-10 percent when coursed
Pong Diplomacy, so called because through rms that employ crytocur- secretary, Lopez was leader of the Save
the meeting started when the Americans rencies, said Satoshi Citadel Industries Palawan Island movement which lob-
sent a delegation of ping pong athletes to chief community ofcer and co-founder bied against the environmental impact
play friendly games with their Chinese Miguel Cuneta. of mining on communities and drew
counterparts, with ping pong being Satoshi Citadel, a nancial technology attention to the plight of villagers who
Chinas favorite sport. company, uses blockchain, a cryptocur- suffer from the resulting toxins entering
Nixon was also the president when rency trading platform. ground water, the oceans and air. Her
man rst landed on the moon in July "I would liken it to the internet back in actions earned her the ire of mining
1969. His rise from poverty as a Cali- the 90s. Back then, the internet is so new companies.
fornia farm boy in his youth to the vice people were afraid of it Now, every- The outspoken champion of social and
presidency of the United States, his body has the internet, we dont go online environmental causes in the Philippines
statesmanlike gesture not to protest the anymore, we live online," he said. was cited for her work in leading the
narrow but questionable victory over Cuneta said the BSP was "very pro- rehabilitation of the polluted Pasig River
him by John F. Kennedy during the 1960 gressive," involving stakeholders while and nearby urban streams, resulting in
presidential election (despite President drafting the cryptocurrency rules. the cleanup of 17 tributaries.
Dwight Eisenhowers offer to fund the "We already knew what it was gonna She also led a successful campaign
cost of the protest), his resurrection from contain. We are happy that it happened to save La Mesa Watershed, the last
defeat to win the presidency on a second nally," he said. remaining major rainforest in Metro
Manila and the reservoir of drinking
CHR
try, only to resign the ofce as a result
of the Watergate Crisis and nally, and water for 12 million Filipinos. The wa-
nally, his seemingly improbable reha- tershed has since been renamed the La
bilitation years before he passed away ( Continued from page 1 ) Mesa Ecopark, a tree-lined park where
all provide great lessons in history. The conduct of the drug war again urban dwellers can hike, sh, and ride
came under question from rights groups mountain bikes or horses.
Life story following the death of teenage drug Gina Lopez has shown the vision and
suspect Kian Delos Santos in August. courage the Seacology Prize is meant
The library showcased Nixons life "This new development also is a good to honor, said Seacologys executive
story. With lms and photos, one is indication that the administration listens director, Duane Silverstein. She has
guided through Nixons seemingly to the public's clamor for the protec- fought for the Philippines environment
improbable journey, which was a mix of tion and promotion of human rights and and to give island communities there a
hard work and being at the right place mirrors their commitment to do so," the voice in the decisions that affect their
at the right time. The highlight of the CHR said. -- report from Bianca Dava, natural resources and their lives.
exhibit was the country home where ABS-CBN New Since leaving government service,
Nixon and his brothers were born. It still Lopez has continued with her environ-

A Visit
stands at its exact location. To prepare it mental activism and started I LOVE
for visitors, the house was raised up and (Investments in Loving Organizations
a stronger foundation was placed under- ( Continued from page 10 ) for Village Economies) with the goal
neath. It still showcases furniture like of building businesses at the grassroots
beds, chairs, dining tables, closets and In Nagasaki there is also a Lourdes level.
kitchen utensils the Nixon family had Grotto, the gorgeous Church of the 26 The key to genuine economic
used. His father built the house during Martyrs of Japan a bit further south growthwhich must result in social
the early 1900s from the materials and a (which is a minor basilica) and several justicethe key and the foundation,
catalogue he ordered from a supplier on other gorgeous churches in Nagasaki. It is love, Lopez, who comes from a
the East Coast. would probably take another two visits prominent clan, said. I come from a
According to a biographer, Richard before I would discover everything this business family, so of course I believe
Nixons epitaph is a line from his 1969 city has to offerand thats just for the in business. But it cant be money for
inaugural address: Nixon is buried on Christian pilgrim in me. moneys sake.
the grounds of his presidential library, as Nagasaki has incredible charm. The No matter how much money you
has been the tradition of most presi- city is one of the nicest and cleanest have, no matter what intellectual or
dents since Herbert Hoover. However, Ive seen in Japan, which is saying a economic theory you have if its not
the state of California has a law which lot, considering Japan is famous in the based on a deep foundation of car-
does not allow people to be buried on minds of tourists for its cleanliness. Its ing and empathy, its just not going to
privately-owned property. Consequently, relatively small and easy to get around work.
the library had to donate this little sec- with a trolley, bus system, subway and Lopez has decided to donate the
tion of the property to the church where rail. The people of Nagasaki, like all of $10,000 included with the Seacology
Nixon was a member. Japan Ive seen, are amazingly pleas- Prize to support several island-based
A guide was on hand to show the visi- ant. Once home to 300,000 Christians, projects, including a sustainable-devel-
tors the huge garden and describe the and the site of more than 300 years of opment project on Kinatarcan, a small,
variety of owers and other plants that persecution, Nagasaki is one of the most sparsely populated island near Cebu,
would otherwise be simply ignored. important places in Christian history, according to Seacology.
A visitor has an opportunity to go and should the among the top of all lists Seacology projects all over the world
back to the time when Los Angeles and for Catholics searching for a faith- are focused on strengthening island
Orange County were no more than farm- inspiring pilgrimage. I sincerely invite communities and their ecosystems.
land. I remember passing through orange you to go. Lopez will be again honored in Decem-
groves along the Santa Ana freeway ber when Seacology comes to Manila.
on our way to Disneyland in Anaheim,
California, during the early 1980s. Now,
the area is full of multi-million dollar
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Nixon loved books, preferring them as
gifts on his birthdays instead of toys and Be part of the story.
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to protect ourselves. If would be attack-
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tion is the issue. Building a wall sounds
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of securing our country. It's not a cure
There are so many areas to cover that's
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Personally and as a nation we owe it to
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There is a lot of gnawing and gnashing we don't need the kind of weapons the is cared for and has up to date vehicles, care of ourselves.
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Chicago is a shining example of why used to kill and wound so many people. get the task done are all crucial. Glenn Mollette is a syndicated colum-
building in Chula Vista has closed its wait- making guns illegal is a bad idea. I don't There are a lot of areas where preven- Prevention requires a lot of effort. nist and author of twelve books.

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11-year old inventor becomes SDAYO Annual Thanksgiving Rice Drive


Americas Top Young Scientist Hello to all our Community our Fiscal Managers Non-Prot 501 (c)
(3) Tax ID, the San Diego Pan Pacic
If you have any questions or would
like to know more information, please Be Safe,
for lead-detecting sensor
Advisory Board Leaders. I hope
Law Enforcement Association (PAN- feel free to contact our SDAYO Program
you are all doing well. I am PAC). We will be collecting until the end Managers, Phet Guiney at pguiney@ Sergeant Al Ambito
reaching out to all of you to ask
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge opens December 15, for your support for our 2017 An-
of business day, Thursday, November
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11-year-old Gitanjali Rao earned this,' said Rao. members established their An-
the title of Americas Top Young Working in collaboration with 3M nual Thanksgiving Rice Drive
scientists, Rao created a device that uses several years back, which is
Scientist when she won the this carbon nanotubes to detect lead and
years presitigious Discovery sends this information via Bluetooth to a geared towards collecting and
Education 3M Young Scientist mobile app for instant information. Rao providing rice to the less fortu-
Challenge. The Colorado resident plans to rene her device and make it nate families and senior citizen
available to communities that most need groups within our communities.
was recognized for her inspired it. At the moment, Rao is interested in
invention of a sensor that can becoming either a a geneticist or epide- Last year, because of our most
more efciently detect lead in miologist when she is older. I studied generous donors and supporters,
water than traditional methods. a little bit of both of these topics since we were able to collect a record
I was really interested in these elds, setting 16,000 pounds of rice
Rao was rst moved to create such a she said, and then I came up with this
device to help save lives. that were distributed to over 500
tool after learning about the Flint water
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these eight things that could have wont break. This solution has worked lead in water leads to passion and results in making
a major negative impact on the perfectly so far! an impact. 3M is inspired by these nal-
And you can lengthen the life of your ists and their contributions to making
use of your phone. $30 cord with these 5 helpful hacks! Silver Spring, Md. and St. Paul, lives better.
Where do you use your phone most Minn. (October 18, 2017) 3M During the nal competition, the
Have you ever looked at your your computer off versus letting it sleep.
Using Unencrypted Public Wi-Fi As for battery, opening an app again
consistently? Most likely those answers (@3M) and Discovery Education nalists presented their inventions to an
phone and noticed your little These days public Wi-Fi is as readily will use more battery than if it were idle,
are: while sitting in bed, while stuck (@DiscoveryEd) have named esteemed panel of 3M scientists, school
blue app icon has 50 notications at a trafc light (even though none us superintendents and administrators from
available as getting Starbucks coffee. just like how shutting off and then start- should!), and lastly, while using the 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao from across the country. In addition to pre-
on there? You can travel to almost all parts of the ing your car uses more gas than letting it bathroom. And how often do you actu- Lone Tree, Colo., the winner of senting their prototypes, the ten nalists
world and nd most places will offer run in park for a few minutes. ally clean your phone afterwards? the 2017 Discovery Education paired up to compete in two additional
Well, that is not good. You may think Wi-Fi to their customers, which is great These days almost everyone uses Think about how dirty your hands get 3M Young Scientist Challenge challenges through which they com-
its ne to let it slidewhat do the if you are abroad and want to save on geotags on Instagram; it can add a through the day, as well as the places
(#YoungScientist). Gitanjali is bined multiple 3M technologies to solve
updates really do unless your friends are data fees. certain air to your post and also lets you rest your phone. And dont even a real-world problems.
talking about it, like getting new emojis There are numerous perks to using free users know the location in case they get started on the bathroom because this working to develop Tethys, a sen- Discovery Education proudly joins
for instance? Wi-Fi since we are basically always on want to check out the restaurant you're article summarizes it: Youre putting sor-based device that can detect 3M to celebrate a 10-year commit-
Sure, new makeovers are always great our phones, but you have to be careful. at, the hike you're doing, or the newest yourself at risk of disease by transferring
but actually, many things are hidden in There is a major difference between tourist spots. However, other apps can lead in water faster than other ment to fostering the next generation
harmful germs such as salmonella, E. of passionate innovators, said Lori
the subtle details of updates that general using certain networks that could make do it without your knowledge by having Coli and C. Difcile from the toilet to
current techniques.
McFarling, senior vice-president and
users dont know about. Updates often you extremely vulnerable to hackers. geotags set in default mode. your hands and then to your phone, and
Rather than using expensive equipment chief marketing ofcer, Discovery
help to update security and safety for If you ever nd a network that does When this happens and youre post- then to your hands from your phone later
for testing, Gitanjalis cost-effective Education. Empowering students with
their users and their information that not require a password then that is an ing in real time it can be incredibly afterwards.
approach to water safety uses a mobile access to innovative learning opportuni-
may be stored in the app. unencrypted network and anyone in dangerous; for example this is how Kim While we can ask you not to take your
app that populates the waters status ties sharpens their mastery of critical
It also is a way for the developer to see range could look at the people who are Kardashian was robbed in her Paris phone in there in the rst place, we all
almost immediately. Tethys is designed thinking and problem-solving skills, and
what users want out the app, as quoted on it, as well as any information typed in apartment. Her assailants were following know that isnt going to last, so try to
to be portable and easy to use, allowing ignites their desire to improve the world
in this Savvy article: App updates can while using that network. her movements via social media. order a microber cleaning cloth and
individuals to test water safety whenever with science.
also help build a loyal following, pro- Credit card info, social media log in Geotagging can also be dangerous for give your phone a wipe down a couple
needed. She hopes to solve the water For teachers, students and parents
vided that the updates include relevant credentials, bank statementsall the businesses as hackers can know when times a day.
contamination crisis and decrease long- seeking a place to explore the world of
bug xes and features that users are things you do while on your phone using certain people are out of the country and
term health effects from lead exposure. scientic innovations and opportunities,
requesting. Wi-Fi can be at risk. are more susceptible to phishing scams. Not Using a Case (or Insurance)
A seventh-grader at STEM School and Discovery Education and 3M developed
Think of that red number like dishes Try to only use encrypted networks, In this Netstar article the author says, There is much debate about whether or
Academy, Gitanjali competed alongside the Young Scientist Lab, an interactive
in the sink:, the more they pile up, the meaning the business youre at will give Cyber criminals are actively selecting not to use a case to cover your phone,
nine other nalists during a live compe- portal lled with engaging activities
more work it will take to clean them you a password to login;, otherwise specic businesses, and they're doing solely because of the way it looks. The
tition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. and standards-aligned teaching tools,
later. save the important data for home and try research before they strike. With social thing is, how many of those people who
Paul, Minn. She was awarded the title of anchored by the award-winning annual
to never use a free Wi-Fi network you media, it's easy for anyone to nd out oppose cases have dropped their phone Young Scientist Challenge.
Letting Your Emails Build Up dont know. who the bosses in an organisation are, or Americas Top Young Scientist as well
and broke it requiring them to go out The remaining nine nalists received
who works in the accounts department. as a $25,000 prize.
and buy a new one? $1,000 and a variety of prizes from Dis-
Just like our updating of the apps Closing Apps to Save Battery So while it may seem like a harmless During the past three months, Gitanjali
There is nothing that resembles a covery Education and 3M. The second,
number, but times a thousand. Plenty Okay, we'll be the rst to admit that we tag to show that you're vacationing in and the other nalists had the exclusive
true moment of panic like those three third and fourth runners-up also received
of people's phones have an email count do this almost every other day because it Hawaii, just be mindful that it could opportunity to work directly with a 3M
seconds it takes for your phone to hit a trip to a taping of a show on Discov-
higher than 3,000. While it would drive just makes sense that closing apps helps make you easy prey to cyber criminals, scientist to develop their innovations
the ground as it falls from your lap onto erys family of networks.
anyone with a sense of organization battery. Besides, it is slightly cathartic, business criminals, and even home as part of a unique summer mentorship
the hard oor beneath you, and the next
crazy, it can also drive your phone crazy. like having a clean apartment versus a invaders. program. Gitanjali was paired with Dr.
three seconds that follow as you pick it These extraordinary students are:
The more emails your phone is keep- dirty one. Kathleen Shafer, a 3M research special-
up and pray it is not shattered.
ing track of that you may have to search However, there is solid proof that clear- Using Those Cheap Chargers from ist who develops new plastics technolo-
The panic alone is not worth the stress Rithvik Ganesh, an eighth-grader at
through, the more that battery life that ing your background apps does absolute- eBay gies that have real-world applications in
of leaving your phone unprotected. C.M. Rice Middle School from Plano,
will diminish. ly nothing to save battery unless those Its as is Apple knows this and they dentistry and other elds.
Especially since these days they make Texas, received second place. Rithvik
Most of the mail is probably junk but apps are running in the background. If intentionally make their cords incredibly Each of the students collaborated
cases that are super durable and nothing built upon existing research to conduct
there could also be some messages that you have an iPhone, you can see which weak around the tips so they will fray with some of 3Ms leading scientists,
like the old school, ridiculous cases tests and identify one lead molecule
have important information in there that apps run in the background in your set- apart and break. Then youre stuck with who provided guidance as they worked
that made your phone look like a brick. from Apigenin, a compound found
youll have to pull up at some point in tings; go to > Ggeneral > Background the dilemma of spending $30 on a new through the scientic method to advance
Maybe we should rethink our current in fruits and vegetables, that could
time. app refresh. Mostly its maps or a music name-brand charger or going to eBay their ideas from a theoretical concept
phone case altogether, these guys try to potentially be used to treat Alzheimers
For instance, if you have a ight and app, if you constantly have music play- and getting a three pack for $5. into a physical prototype. Together,
protect an iPhone SE by only using duct disease. Looking forward, Rithvik hopes
you need to check in and nd your ing. Other than a few exceptions how- In this breakdown of knock- off the 3M mentors and nalists shared
tape. to take his ndings through in vitro and
conrmation code, when you have to ever, closing your apps can actually slow chargers and real chargers, the author their passion for science, reviewed the
If you really must have an unprotected in vivo testing and improve thousands of
ask your phone to search for South- your phone down and make it worse. explains how bad it is for your phone scientic process and worked virtually
phone, at least consider getting insur- lives affected by Alzheimers disease.
west, then it has to circle through all In this Wired article, the author to use the cheap ones because they can through pre-assigned objectives, with
ance to protect it. The extra $7 a month Kathryn Lampo, a ninth-grader at
those wasted messages which uses data explains how our apps actually have an have certain inequalities and malfunc- resources and support provided by 3M
is nothing compared to shelling out a Legacy High School in Broomeld,
and battery and wastes precious time, algorithm and a ve-step process for tions which could damage your phone. and Discovery Education.
few hundred for a new phone. Colo., received third place. Kate created
especially since check- in is done on a essentially going into sleep mode, and if For instance, A poor design can suffer 3Ms commitment to the next genera-
rst-come-rst-serve basis. we close them out then its like turning several problems. If the output voltage tion of science leaders is energized each ( Continued on page 6 )

Edna
through her life: and Persistent!
a Padres Baseball Game in 1998. Ms. rals in the United States Navy, namely Francis, himself.
As early as 1974, she became the More events that led to FWNs
Concepcion represented the Filipino Connie Mariano, Eleanor Valentin, and
( Continued from page 8 ) youngest, female Manager of the Char- Founder & Pioneer Award for Edna
Americans at the Philippine Centennial Bebette Bolivar. Edna & Dante Concepcion with their
tered Bank of London in San Francisco. Concepcion:
Celebration. family in 2014
Shirley Horton who authored AB420, In 1976, as a young military wife, Ms. Concepcion convinced In 2016, Edna and Dante Concepcion
First Female Filipino Ameri-

11-year old
the bill that enabled the accreditation of she was hired as the rst non - white the Padres, since it is Philippine Cen- celebrated their 40th year of marriage by
educators to teach Filipino language and can Commissioner in the City of Chula
employee in the Accounting Division Vista, CA, the second largest city in San
tennial Celebration, to let the Philip- visiting churches with the Holy Door of
culture in public schools. of a big corporation in South Carolina. pine National Anthem be sung by the Mercy in different states and countries.
Filipina Womens Network (FWN) will Diego County. Ms. Concepcion served ( Continued from page 13 )
Dante Concepcion, a young engineer the City for 8 years (2000 2008).
FACC Ensemble that was broadcast They nished the year round endeavor
be presenting the Founder and Pioneer in the U S Navy, and his bride were nationwide. This event led to different at St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican in declines. In 2008, Discovery Educa-
award to Ms. Concepcion at the Fili- First Female Asian Mortgage tion joined forces with 3M one of the
stationed at the Charleston Naval Base. Banker in San Diego County in the early
Filipino Nights being held at various Rome with blessings from His Holiness,
pina Leadership Global Summit at the In the 70s, you could easily count how national sports events in different cities. Pope Francis himself. Edna and Dante worlds most notable innovators to
Awards Gala on Friday, October 27th at 80s. cultivate the next generation of problem-
many Filipino American families there Ms. Concepcion met with mortgage
Ms. Concepcion has also been have a daughter, Rea Therese, an educa-
the Intercontinental Toronto Center. were in Charleston. awarded a TOFA (The Outstanding tor, and son, Dante Raphael, a business- solvers and give students the unique
FWN Founder & CEO Marily Monde- company executives and underwriters opportunity to work directly with 3M
Racial segregation was really prevalent and educated them on how to fairly con-
Filipino in America) at the Philippine man. Edna adores her two grandchil-
jar and President Susan Quesada explain at that time in the south. Embassy in Washington D.C. in 2000 dren, Kiera Nicole and Keegan Dante, scientists.
that the Founder & Pioneer Award rec- sider and calculate the incomes of nurses
It took Ednas signature persistence (to and hospital workers who had second,
for her contributions and dedication to who keep her inspired and delighted
ognizes Filipina women leaders who are the nth power) for her to land a job at the community. about this colorful life.
Trailblazers and who have marshalled even third, jobs. This led to changes
a corporation where only white people in the national mortgage guidelines
Other awardees of FWNs 100 Most Download the
resources and applied innovative prac- were allowed in the building. Inuential Women of the World include Dante & Edna Concepcion celebrated
tices and processes in new and ground-
breaking ways to address signicant
At 23 years old, Edna developed her
enabling nurses and hospital workers to
purchase homes in better areas.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil their 40th Wedding anniversary at St. Asian Journal
own personal mantra: To be successful First Filipino American to be
-Sakuaye, Charles Schwab Investments Peters Basilica at the Vatican -- August digital edition via Facebook
business or organizational opportunity. in love, life and career, one should go CEO Evelyn Dilsaver, Vice Admiral 2016. Earlier that day, Edna and Dante
Ms. Edna Consing Concepcion has her- DEEP --be Dedicated, Educated, Ethical,
invited to throw the rst ofcial pitch at
Raquel Bono, and three Rear Admi- were blessed by His Holiness, Pope @asianjournal
alded numerous groundbreaking events

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Whang-ud has said that she she would News.
love to inscribe a python or centipede
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I dont want to be quiet anymore.
This is how I feel. Its what I stand for. I other beaches in
the world
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ABS-CBN News | MANILA, calan to Manila, where the "Ang linga warriors to as a form of talisman way, dont be afraid to be part of the
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News' Jeff Fernando, the world- Whang-ud is the last practicing tradi- Idol took to Facebook to explain her
has her head in the clouds at the tional tattoo artist of Kalinga. decision, trying to nd the words to
moment, as she was own to renowned centenarian tattooist explain her actions. The singer described
Manila in a helicopter to meet could be seen with a wide grin Her worldwide popularity began in reaction to her protest as crazy stuff on
her idol, Coco Martin. on her face as Martin wrapped 2009 when tattoo anthropologist Lars the internet.
his arm over her shoulders during Krutak went to Buscalan and did a docu- Marshal Lynch of the Raiders sat dur-
Whang-ud made a special trip mentary for Discover Channel. ing the anthem and Chargers Russell
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El Nido is home to around 50 white
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Living in an archipelago, we often
dont realize how privileged we are that
pristine, crystal clear waters and exciting
underwater adventures are so acces-
sible to us. Out of 7,107 islands (7,641
according to the latest count of the Na-
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one with white sand, inviting waters and
a magnicent view. What makes it so
special? These are the 3 things that set
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country.
Its not a tourist trap.
Unless you book in some swanky
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ingly affordable. You can nd a place
for less than Php 3,000 a night, have a
seafood feast for two for less than P700,
and book a whole day tour with lunch
for Php 1,200. Going there isnt all that
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Nido. Yes, it is a long, bumpy ride, but
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