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Veterans Day USS Midway Museum 2017: A Veterans Day celebration for all! p. 5
Destinations PISTAHAN: 42nd Concert of Philippine Dances and Music p. 8
Proles Giselle Alota accepted to United States Naval Academy for Class 2022 p. 15
November 3-9, 2017

Japan and PH ink $6B worth of business deals Good News Pilipinas | MA-
Duterte, Abe condemn North NILA, 11/2/2017 -- More

Korea missile tests, call

investments are expected to
pour into the Philippines in the

for negotiations
coming years, as at least 18 busi-
ness deals were signed recently
by Alexis Romero, Philstar.com security (in the) Asia-Pacic. between Philippine and Japanese
| TOKYO, 10/30/2017 The Foremost among our shared rms that will yield at least $6
Philippines and Japan Monday concern are developments in billion worth of new investments.
condemned the missile tests by the Korean peninsula and the Philstar.com reports that none
rogue state North Korea and continuing missile launch tests of other than President Rodrigo
called for the resumption of talks North Korea, Duterte said after Duterte witnessed the signing of
to diffuse the tension in the Ko- his meeting with Japan Prime the agreements, which ranged
rean Peninsula. Minister Shinzo Abe here. from different industries like
President Rodrigo Duterte said We condemn these tests and manufacturing, shipbuilding, iron
North Koreas missile tests pose call on all concerned stakehold- and steel, agribusiness, power,
a threat to regional stability and ers to return to the negotiating renewable energy, transportation,
infrastructure, mineral process-
should be resolved peacefully.
We need to address many
table to peacefully resolve the
situation, he added. Destiny Part II, The Next Adventures ing, retailing, information and
communication technology, and

The Impossible Dream

issues confronting the region North Korea has continued to
and threats to the stability and business process management.
( Continued on page 12 )
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
met several Japanese compa-
Collapse at North Korea test nies and witnessed several B-B

site triggers fears in China

MOUs (business-to-business
Chapter 1 of Destiny Part II: The New Adventures, memoranda of understanding)
a Philippine experience story by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. and letters of intent on Invest-

The Korea Herald/Asia News site may be falling apart.
ona and Romano enjoyed their Christmas vacation in the Philippines. Mona ment plans, joint ventures and
Network, 11/1/2017 -- Fresh On Monday, Korea Meteo-
relished her reunion with her family, especially her son Freddie and nephew expansion of operations in the
alarm is being raised over North rological Administration chief
Philippines, Trade Secretary Ra-
Koreas nuclear weapons pro- Nam Jae-cheol said that another Darren. Romano, for his part, was impressed with the way Filipinos cel- mon Lopez said in a statement.
gram, after a report that at least detonation could possibly prompt ebrated the yuletide season. Total new investments (are
200 people died in an accident a collapse of the test site and Its the best celebrations in the whole world, he declared. expected to reach) $6 billion, he
at the countrys nuclear test site. spill radioactive materials into Mona smiled: You have not seen the rest of it yet. Christmas carols start being aired on the radio added.
Japans Asahi TV on Tuesday the atmosphere near Chinas at the beginning of September. The festivities end on January 6 or the rst Sunday of the month, While the full list of companies
reported that at least 200 people border. which is the feast of the Three Kings. that signed the agreements are
died and 100 were trapped when Based on our analysis of satel- While visiting her parents graves with her son Freddie and nephew Darren, Mona ordered the not available as of yet, a few
a tunnel collapsed at the Pung- lite imagery, we judge that there construction of a tombstone for her sister Maura. Mauras remains were never found in their squat- companies included in the busi-
gye-ri test site. is a hollow space, which mea- ter community which perished in the re; the markers would serve as a memorial for her. ness deals are Steel Asia Manu-
The collapse happened days sures about 60 to 100 meters [in She showed the pictures of her parents to her son and nephew at the grave site. facturing Corp. and Metro Pacic
after North Korea conducted its length], at the bottom of Mantap- They are your grandparents. They were kind and loving people, and provided well for us. We Investments, which forged agree-
sixth and largest underground san [mountain] in the Punggye-ri lived happily and comfortably in this town, and we were well-to-do compared to others. ments with Hitachi and Itochu.
nuclear test in September, pro- site, Nam told lawmakers. So,
( Continued on page 6 )
( Continued on page 6 ) Lopez said he also met with his
voking fears that the Punggye-ri
Japanese counterpart Hiroshige
Seko to discuss ways to improve
51% of Filipinos believe drug Philippine Badminton Champion settles market access and lowering tariff

suspects can still changeSWS in San Diego; wins Tourneys

of Philippine agricultural prod-
ucts like banana, pineapple and
Jhoanna Ballaran, Inquirer.com that persons who use drugs or Philippine badminton Champion mango.
| MANILA, 11/2/2017 -- Major- are involved in the illegal drug Mark Shelley Alcala has mi- Incoming presidential spokes-
ity of Filipinos disagree with the trade do not have the capacity grated in San Diego and has won man Harry Roque credits the
notion that people involved in to change anymore while 28 some tournaments he has partici- inking of the new deals to the
illegal drugs no longer have the percent agree and 20 percent are pated in so far. peace and order situation in the
capacity to change, but fewer undecided. Mark, 18, is ranked is BWF Philippines, as well as the strong
people are at odds with the view The net agreement score was RANKED #328 MENS Fil-Japanese relations that the
that it is right to kill drug us- moderately weak among SINGLES (BEST 237) BWF countries enjoy.
ers and pushers, a recent Social most areas: Mindanao with -28 JUNIOR RANKED #98 (BEST I think its because there is
Weather Stations (SWS) survey (22 percent agree, 50 percent 48) IN MEN SINGLES and number one, commercial predict-
showed. disagree), followed by Metro PHILIPPINES RANKED 1 MEN ability, number two there is peace
In the 2017 Third Quarter Social Manila at -26 (30 percent agree, SINGLES RANKED 1 JUNIOR and order in the Philippines and
Weather Survey poll revealed 56 percent disagree), and Bal- MEN SINGLES 2013-2016 there is conducive business en-
Tuesday night, more than half or ance Luzon at -25 (28 percent Among the MAJOR AWARDS vironment where businesses are
51 percent of Filipinos surveyed ( Continued on page 5 )
( Continued on page 4 ) ( Continued on page 6 )
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Life and Other Matters

their job duties, and how they meet the
experience and education requirements
that qualied them for the Form I-140
petition. Ofcers will seek to ensure
that the approved Form I-140 petition

The batchoy of my dreams

was credible. Additionally, as with
all other AOS interviews, applicants
must demonstrate they are otherwise
admissible and do not have any criminal
issues, immigration violations, or other
facts that would preclude becoming a
permanent resident. Living with diabetes with the versity Assistant Professor Riz 2 diabetes, I blame the Filipino dishes I
Filipino food we eat Oades recently, and he intimated eat for my ailment; however, more than
Will this affect processing times?

New USCIS Policy: Adjustment

anything else, I only have myself to
Will it take longer for my case to be to me his Kalusugan Commu- blame. I am very fond of eating food and
approved? USCIS estimates that these By desiring to have my Filipino nity Services has just received a tell my friends I have already eaten my
Interview for Employment-
cases will represent a signicant increase dish and eat it too, I now real-
in the Field Ofce workload. Despite grant for a project to monitor and quota of good food during my lifetime.
ize there is indeed a need for study the eating habits of Filipino Now I have to scale back, refrain from

Based Petitions
optimistic statements that USCIS will
someone to devise a Filipino type succumbing to the temptation of over-
adjust stafng as needed, the increased Americans. eating - if I want to live longer. In fact,
number of interviews will necessarily menu for diabetics and, if we living with gout means I should not
lengthen processing times for all types come to think of it, for everybody KCS is an on-going project he orga-
In the past few months, the The USCIS Ombudsmans Ofce eat peanuts, liver, sardines, fatty foods,
of AOS applications. Premium process- nized together with another Filipino
United States Citizenship and Im- held a teleconference with USCIS on ing service is only available for certain else. American SDSU professor, Dr. Ofelia
beans, eggplants and others. In short, I
September 28, 2017 to discuss this new should not eat anything. As a diabetic
migration Services (USCIS) an- Form I-140 petitions but not for any Dirige, as well as other associates that
policy. Below are some FAQs: Form I-485 applications. Monitoring Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. cater to the health concerns of the Fili-
with gout, I have adopted one rule on
nounced that, beginning October I am an Employment-Based green what food not to eat: if the food is deli-
underlying visa validity, employment San Diego, California pino American community. cious, it is bad for me. I am doomed to
1, 2017, it will expand in-person card applicant. Should I expect to be
interviewed? Yes, if your adjustment ap-
authorization documents, and advance September 16, 2006 I told my kumpadre the eating habits of eating oatmeal, salads, bran, wheat and
interviews for employment-based parole documents will be increasingly the Filipinos have long been at the back other so-called health foods identied by
plication was led after March 6, 2017.
adjustment of status (AOS or All employment-based AOS cases based
I had a talk with my kumpadre, of my mind as a possible topic for a
green card) applicants. His- Will interviews happen across the column. As a person suffering from Type ( Continued on page 10 )
on an approved Form I-140 petition will board, or just the big cities? The areas retired San Diego State Uni-
torically, since the 1990s, USCIS be scheduled for an interview if the AOS of the country with large immigrant
adjudicated employment-based was led after March 6, 2017. However, populations, particularly in the high-tech

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it is possible that some AOS cases led
green card applications at ser- after March 6, 2017 may still be ap-
industries, will see a disproportionate
vice centers, without in-person increase in the number of employment-
proved without interview until this new based adjustment interviews. Speci-
interviews. The recent change in policy is fully enacted. Notably, USCIS cally, USCIS expects the San Jose, San
policy and practice is part of US- specically mentioned only Form I-140 Francisco, Newark, New York City,
CISs efforts to comply with Ex- based AOS applications in the EB-1,
EB-2, or EB-3 categories.
Houston, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, At-
lanta, and Los Angeles Field Ofces will
8998 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126
ecutive Order 13780, Protecting What will the interview be like? What
the Nation From Foreign Terror- kinds of questions will be asked? The
be the ten most affected ofces. Tel. 858-566-1888 or 858-566-6188
No two cases are exactly alike, and we
ist Entry Into the United States. purpose of the interview is to verify the encourage people to seek the advice of 10%
(65 +)+)
Now, all employment based AOS supporting documentation and informa- Catering,
tion presented in the approved I-140
a licensed and experienced immigration Catering,Party
applications will be scheduled for attorney for questions regarding this new Banquet
petition, not to re-adjudicate the petition. USCIS policy.
in-person interviews at local eld Nevertheless, applicants must accurately
ofces. describe their employment, explain ( Continued on page 4 )

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Health & Wellness

7 Health Benets of Sambong Tea
for their loyalty and exceptional service
to the community. Our 10 awardees for
this year are:
Marissa Acierto- Active ofcer and Sambong is widely regarded as the 10 herbs that are effective in treating this tea and store it in a clean container.
member of PTE Hope and other organi- herbal medicine. It is a tropi- certain disorders. It is the most common- Drink this tea throughout the day, at
zations ly used herb in the Philippines. Sambong least 3-4 times for maximum benets.
Juanito Amor- SD County, Registrar
cal plant that grows in the wild is also used in Chinese and Thai folk The smell is aromatic and pungent but
of Voters in East and South-East Asian medicines. also soothing at the same time.
Rita Buencamino Andrews- Current countries.
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of Op- The Sambong plant is mainly a Sambong tea benets Precautions and Warnings
eration Samahan; and former President weed by nature hence, does not
of COPAO and UP Alumni Association. Sambong tea is mostly used for treating There havent been sufcient studies
Edna Conception- Founder and CEO need much care to grow. The kidney stones and as a cure for hyper- of the use of Sambong tea by pregnant

Kalusugan Kalakasan celebrates herb is said to smell and taste

of Heritage Investments and Retirement tension. Among other things, it is also women or women who are breast-
Planning; Co-Founder and CEO of Phil like camphor. The Government considered anti-diarrheal and anti-spas- feeding, hence it is better that its use be

its 25th Anniversary

Am Bid (Philippine American Business modic In addition, it cures common cold avoided in both cases.
of Philippines has recognized this and helps in the treatment of urinary As the Sambong plant is a weed, it may
Improvement and Development).
Merlie Ferrer (RN)- Current board herb to possess kidney cleansing tract infections. cause an allergic reaction like itching
Time ies so fast! Kalusugan is Dr. Jim Sallis, Distinguished Profes- member of Operation Samahan, Former properties. and irritation of the skin in people who
sor Emeritus will speak on Physical President of COPAO and Philippine Preparation of Sambong Tea are sensitive to ragweed plants and its
now 25 years old this November. Nurses Association; and retired nurse The leaves of the Sambong plant are likes.
Activity and Social and Environmental
I cant hardly believe that 25 Factors in Cancer Prevention. A limited currently working with UPAC as mental used fresh or after being dried, both. To make Sambong tea, you need to boil Sambong extracts also possess many
years ago, we started a coalition number of Dietary Guidelines for health counselor. Sambong was listed by the Department the Sambong leaves in water and let it medicinal properties and are believed to
that became an organization that Americans 2015-2020, 8th Ed will be Anabel Kukendall- Works as Pro- of Health in the Philippines as one of simmer for about 10-15 minutes, prepare be antifungal, antibacterial along with
rafed at the event so be sure to take a gram Specialist, Outreach and Educa- being an astringent and providing relief
aimed to help Filipino Ameri- tion, SD County Aging and Indepen- from rheumatism.
chance and get a copy of it.
cans in San Diego nd the path Dr. Ofelia Dirige, Founder and Presi- dence Services, giving workshops on The net agreement score was neutral The full nature and benets of this herb
to good health and total wellness dent of Kalusugan + Kalakasan Center all kinds of health topics relating to the among all areas: it was +3 in Mindanao, are yet to be uncovered; it will require
through Community education for Health and Wellness (KKCHW) will elderly. ( Continued from page 1 ) net zero in the Visayas, -1 in Metro additional studies and tests to understand
speak about the major programs done Dr. Merle Ramira- Currently Vice- Manila, and -8 in Balance Luzon. the full potency of this herb and how it
and service, advocacy, research President of the Philippine Nurses agree, 53 percent disagree); while Three out of ve of Filipino adults plays a role in looking after the human
by Kalusugan since its founding in 1992
and training. Please come and to the present that can be replicated by Association of America; Director/Pro- it posted neutral in Visayas at surveyed also disagree with giving cash body and mind.speedyremedies.com
join us:
other organizations. This will also be fessor of the MSN/FNP program USU; -8 (35 percent agree, 43 percent rewards to cops for every drug suspect
portrayed in the exhibits. The outcomes and past President of Philippine Nurses they kill.
disagree). Nationwide, 65% disagree with the
November 10, 2017, Friday, for the community of the 25 year project Association in San Diego.
( Continued from page 2 )
Nita Barrion- long time board statement: It is right for policemen to
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm will also presented. She will also inform
member of Kalusugan; Director of Bar-
The survey conducted on September be given cash rewards for every person Atty. Lilli Berbano Baculi is an associ-
of Kalusugans look into the future 23 to 27 had face-to-face interviews
Jacobs Center for by reporting its vision for 2018-2010 rion Group Homes for Developmentally they kill who are allegedly using illegal ate attorney with Chua Tinsay & Vega,
of 1,500 adults nationwide 600 in
Neighborhood Innovation through the Strategic Planning conduct- Disabled; singer; and active community Balance Luzon and 300 each in Metro
drugs or involved in the illegal drug A Professional Legal Corporation (CTV)
404 Euclid Avenue, ed in summer 2017. leader. trade while the remaining 15 percent - a full service law rm with ofces in
Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao. agree, and 20 percent are undecided.
Heidi Sarmiento- Faculty in Nutri- San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento
San Diego, CA 92114 Most important of all, we recognize
tion, Physical Activity and Womens
It has a sampling error margin of plus- Net agreement on the statemenet was and Philippines. The information pre-
the UNSUNG HEROES in our com- minus 3 percent for national percent-
munity. These are the many individuals Defense Classes, SDSU and various was lowest in Metro Manila, at an sented in this article is for general infor-
The event starts at 6:00 pm with ages, plus-minus 4 percent for Balance extremely weak score of -58 (15 percent
and organizations that have done excel- Community Colleges. Luzon, and plus-minus 6 percent for the mation only and is not, nor intended to
networking, registration, and lent service but have been unrecognized. rest of the areas.
agree, 73 percent disagree), and Balance be, formal legal advice nor the formation
viewing of exhibits of Kalusu- This is our opportunity to acknowledge To be introduced are the members of Luzon, also an extremely weak -58 (12 of an attorney-client relationship. Call
On the other hand, the split on the percent agree, 69 percent disagree).
their accomplishments as well as their Kalusugans Board of Directors from or e-mail CTV for an in-person or phone
gans programs through the years 2015 to 2017 that includes Demy West,
opinion that it is right that persons This is followed by Visayas at a very consultation to discuss your particular
help and support for KKCHW for many who use drugs or are involved in the
and also various organizations years and are still continuing to support Chair; Paul Ones, Vice Chair; Dina El- weak score of -40 (19 percent agree, 59 situation and/or how their services may
illegal drug trade are killed are close:
such as AARP and SD County it. Awards will be given by Dennis- lorin, Secretary; Alphonso Tsang, Trea- 42 percent disagree with the statement
percent disagree), and Mindanao at a be retained at (619) 955-6277; (415)
Aging & Independence services; Michael Broussard, Vice-President, Paul surer, and members Erlinda Mascardo very weak rate of -39 (17 percent agree, 495-8088; (916) 449-3923; lbaculi@
while 39 percent agree. The remaining 56 percent disagree). /cbb
delicious buffet dinner at 7:00 pm Ones Co-Founder and Dr. Ofelia Dirige. and Fe Rivero. The Board of Advisors 19 percent are undecided. ctvattys.com; www.chuatinsayvega.com.
Special recognition will be given to are Dr. Virginia Claudio, Dr. Mike Juan,
catered by Kitchens for Good; government ofcials such as Board of Pastor Rick Narag, Dr. Jesse Nodora, Dr.
and entertainment by the Sama- Supervisor Greg Cox, Mayor of Nation- Cheryl Rock, Dr. Jim Sallis and Dr. Mit-
han Performing Arts, Melanie al City Ron Morrison and Atty.Audie suo Tomita. The Executive Board and
Jimenez, and Chaplain John de Castro, Philippine Honorary Consul Staff are Dr. Ofelia Dirige, President;
General in San Diego. We will also Dennis-Michael, Vice-President; Lauren
Cometa, US Navy Chaplain. Me- Garces, Secretary and Alyssa Monge,
recognize and honor Dr. Riz A. Oades,
lissa Mecija, anchor woman from Co-Founder of Kalusugan at his 8th Administrative assistant. Consultants are
Chanel 10 will be the emcee. year death anniversary who passed away Willie Racelis, Financial Advisor; Sim
in 2009 and Marinela Elane, the third Silverio, Media Consultant and Melissa
The speakers are well known professors recipient of the Riz A, Oades scholar- Pregill, Organizational Consultant.
from UCSDs Department of Family ship awardee of 2017 and a student at Former staff, board members and
Medicine and Public Health who are SDSU. Two young people who will also advisors, volunteers and participants or
both long time members of the Board of be honored for their service and passed the Kalusugan PIONEERS will all be
Advisors of Kalusugan. Since cancer is away this year are: Chris Feraro, former introduced and honored at this event. If
the major cause of death in Asian Ameri- administrative assistant and graphic art- you have been associated with Kalusu-
cans including FilAms, they will review ist of Kalusugan and active member of gan in any capacity, please come to this
the role of nutrition and physical activity FilAm Fest and Virgil Yalong, another event and renew your old acquaintances
in the prevention of cancer. Dr. Cheryl devoted coordinator of FilAmFest. and meet new friends. We will honor the
Rock who is also a researcher will speak At our anniversary, the Founders work and volunteerism you have done
on the, Dietary Guidelines for Cancer and Board of Directors of Kalusugan for Kalusugan. Tickets are $55.00 each
Prevention: Current Controversies and nominates individuals or organizations ( Continued on page 6 )

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California Communities
USS Midway Museum 2017: Test, Review, Board of Supervisors approve
A Veterans Day Celebration for all! Replace for 332 home development
Its a Veterans Day Celebration for Daylight Saving in Valley Center
all presented by USAA and the USS
Midway Museum on Veterans Day
Saturday, November 11. The lineup of
activities offer an affordable and inspir- Have Working Smoke Alarms
ing opportunity for our community to Remember to fall back this
honor and celebrate our military heritage weekend for the end of Day-
in San Diego.
Veterans Day Schedule of Events light Saving Time.
Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Chal- When setting your clocks back
lenge, Tuesday, Nov. 7 one hour on Sunday, November
On Tuesday November 7 from 11 5, test your smoke alarms, review
a.m. to 3 p.m. dog lovers are invited to
attend a special event to celebrate the your familys emergency escape
20 anniversary of the Purina Pro Plan plans, and replace any emergency
Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) and supplies that may expire soon.
honor the incredible work of military
canines. The event will feature stunts A smoke alarm with a dead or missing Artist's rendering of proposed Park Circle's public park in Valley Center.
and demonstrations by IDC canine com- Veterans Day aboard the USS Midway Museum features activities for all ages. battery is the same as having no smoke
petitors and military canines and honor Coupled with the Veterans Day Parade its a great opportunity for families to honor alarm at all. Take care of your smoke By Gig Conaughton, County of San County Board of Supervisors Chair-
the important work military canines do service to country and community. alarms according to the manufacturer Diego Communications Ofce woman Dianne Jacob said Park Circle
in service to our country every day. This instructions, and follow these tips from had community support and t within
is the rst time the ship will be hosting the U.S. Fire Administration: the Countys General Plan, which was
an event with dogs performing and it www.mysdbb.org/Appointment/location. includes a self-guided audio tour nar-
San Diego Countys Board of updated in 2011 and focuses on putting
Smoke alarm powered by a nine-
is expected to be an awesome sight! The html?did=91004 rated by Midway sailors to more than volt battery - Test the alarm monthly. Supervisors unanimously ap- development where infrastructure exists
event will feature some of the best Pu- NBC7 and Telemundo 20 Salute to 30 restored aircraft, 60 exhibits and Replace the batteries at least once every proved a project Wednesday that and restricts homes in vulnerable and
rina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Service Festival, Saturday, Nov 11t admission to the multi-media Battle of year. Replace the entire smoke alarm plans to build 332 homes, public sensitive areas.
athletes and military canines showcasing Following the Veterans Day Parade on Midway Theater! every 10 years. and private park space, private Park Circle developers say they expect
their incredible skills, including combat November 11, all those in attendance For more information and to buy tick- Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year their homes when built to cost between
protection demonstrations, agility are invited to continue the celebration ets visit www.midway.org lithium (or long-life) battery- Test the recreational areas, a drive- the $400,000 and $600,000 and to be
obstacle, freestyle ying disc and more. aboard the USS Midway for the seventh alarm monthly. Since you cannot (and through restaurant, retail shops, most affordably priced new homes in
Event is free for active military, veterans annual Salute to Service Festival should not) replace the lithium battery, open space and trails in Valley North San Diego County.
and their families to attend. The event is presented by the Thank You Heroes replace the entire smoke alarm accord- Center.
also open to the public with paid general Home Rebate Program. The festival is
ing to the manufacturer's instructions The Park Circle Project was previously
admission to the museum. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and free for ac- and dispose of it properly at a household recommended for approval by both the
tive military, veterans and their families hazardous waste site or by sending it San Diego County Planning Commis-
Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, Nov 11 to attend. The festival is also open to the back to the manufacturer. sion and the Valley Center Community ( Continued from page 1 )
The USS Midway is a proud title spon- public with paid general admission to Smoke alarms hardwired into your Planning Group. The project intends
sor of the ofcial Veterans Day Parade the museum. Attendees will enjoy, enter- home's electrical system - Test the alarm safe from unjust taking, he said.
to build a range of housing types on
that will take place at 11a.m.m on tainment, Kids Zone, giveaways, and a monthly. Replace the backup battery at a roughly 74-acre site from 101
Veterans Day. This years theme is A sweepstakes entry with military ID. least once every year. Replace the entire traditional homes to 167 cluster and It also proves that Japan con-
Tribute to Heroes at Home Recogniz- Free museum admission for active smoke alarm every 10 years.
ing Contributions by Veterans to their duty, veterans and their families, Satur-
alley homes that are still detached, but tinues to be one of our most ac-
built in clusters of six-to-eight or six- tive trading partners, he added.
Communities and Country. The mile- day, Nov 11 Review your family emergency escape to-10 on smaller lots.
long parade route is along North Harbor Active duty military, Veterans and up plans to ensure they are up to date. In addition, the project plans to build
Drive starting one block south of Grape to four family members can receive free Replace any emergency supplies that a 2.6-acre public park in its center that
Street. The parade is free and spectators admission to the museum on Veterans will expire within the next six months will include a stage for events, lawn,
are encouraged to take public transporta- Day November 11 with show of military and use the old supplies before they re pits, basketball courts, tness
tion for ease of access and enjoyment! identication. A small token of appre- expire. Some examples of items that can equipment, tot-lots and bathrooms. The
For more information on the parade visit ciation to our military community from expire are: project will also include nearly two acres
www.sdvetparade.org the USS Midway Museum. Water; of private parks, a private recreational
San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive, In addition to all of the exclusive Food; area, 4.4 miles of trails, a dog park and
Saturday, Nov 11 events taking place for Veterans Day, Prescription medications; open space around Moosa Creek, which
Located on Navy Pier, donors receive guests can explore the museum and walk First-aid supplies; and runs through the site. The projects 4.2-
a free pass to visit the museum while the footsteps of the sailors that served Batteries. acre commercial area plans to include
supplies last. The drive will be from 10 onboard. Learn about living in a city For more information on emergency an 1,800-square-foot restaurant with
a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk ups are welcome at sea aboard one of Americas longest plans or supplies, visit Ready.gov. drive-through and four commercial retail
or schedule your appointment at https:// serving aircraft carriers. Admission buildings for shops.

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Ph badminton
her good fortune. There she was, in her tional Mens Singles U17 CHAMPION
early thirties, still pursuing her lifelong (Switzerland)
dream. For the rst time in years, she *2012 BWF Li-Ning Australian Juniors
( Continued from page 1 )
thought she might achieve it. International Mens Doubles U19 2nd
You, a doctor? her friend Anna he received are: Runner Up (BRONZE)
teased her. Arent you just a nanny? *2013 PHILIPPINE SPORTS *2012 BAC Badminton Asia Cham-
Mona herself could not believe the pionship U17&U15 Guandong, China
twist of fate. Only a few months ago, she WRITERS AWARDS TONY Boys Singles U 15 2nd Runner UP
was a single mother working almost day SIDDAYAO AWARDEE (BRONZE)
and night to support her son back home. *2012 PHILIPPINE SPORTS WRIT- *2011 VICTOR Ming Ramos Youth
She had no idea she would be attending ERS AWARDS TONY SIDDAYAO Badminton Championship Mens
school to pursue a medical degree a few AWARDEE Singles U17 and U15 CHAMPION
months later. LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL (Philippines)

Destiny II: Impossible Dream

You should thank me, Anna said. JUNIORS ACHIEVEMENTS *2011 Philippine Badminton Ranking
Why? *(BWF) Badminton World Federation* System (PBARS) Mens Singles U15
Because I goaded you to accept the *2016 GRANULAR BWF Thailand 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,and 5th Leg CHAM-
( Continued from page 1 ) love proposal of Romano. And without Youth International U19 - Boys Singles PION and Mens Singles U19 5th Leg
apartment in Brooklyn, which he had Quarter Finalist
bought years before. Mona added a few him, you would not have the time and CHAMPION
What happened? Darren feminine touches, and Romano had support for you to go back to school. *2015 ASEAN School Games Brunei, *2011 BWF Li-Ning Singapore Juniors Singles CHAMPION
asked. I think I should thank Chita instead. Darrusalam - Bronze Medalist in Mens International Mens Singles U13 *2015 BINGO BONANZA Philippine
the interiors repainted to Monas color Singles
Well, its a long story. Some- choice. It was near to the park where Why? CHAMPION National Badminton Championship -
When I turned down Romanos pro- *2015 PRIMA PASTA Badminton *2011 Prima Pasta Youth Baminton OPEN Mens Singles CHAMPION
day I will tell you. they would stay spend afternoons on
posal, he turned his attention to Chita. Championship - U!9 Boys Singles and Championship Mens Singles U17 and
weekends. During summer there was *2014 SMART Philippine Open -
She chose not to tell him his Thats when I learned I indeed love him, OPEN Mens Singles CHAMPION U15 CHAMPION (Philippines) OPEN Mens Singles CHAMPION
a farmers market near the area where (Philippines)
father squandered all their inheri- she would buy fresh produce to ll the so I had to propose to him instead. *2010 BWF Li-Ning Singapore Juniors *2014 BINGO BONANZA Philippine
tance. You are right, Anna agreed. Lets *2015 Philippine National Games - International Mens Singles U13 2nd National Badminton Championship -
kitchen. Although she wanted to con- U19 Boys Singles and OPEN Mens
send Chita a thank you note. Runner Up (BRONZE) OPEN Mens Singles CHAMPION
There will be a time for that, tinue with her work as a nanny for her
They both laughed. - AJ Singles CHAMPION *2010 VICTOR Ming Ramos Youth
ward, Saleh, Romano asked her to quit *2015 Vietnam International Challenge
she told herself. She would do so *2015 Badminton Asia Confederation Badminton Championship Mens - Mens Singles Quarter Finalist
so she could relax. She helped look for a
when enough time had passed by Filipina replacement for her but contin- (To be continued) (BAC) Badminton Championship U17 Singles U13 and U15 CHAMPION *2013 Prima Pasta Philippine Bad-
and healed the wounds. She also and U15 - Quarter Finalist (Indonesia) (Philippines) minton Championship Mens Singles
ued to see Saleh occasionally. The child *2015 U19 JUNIOR PURPLE *2009 BWF Li-Ning Singapore Juniors QUARTER Finalist
hoped Darrens father Rodney was like a daughter to her since she had LEAGUE - Team Tie 2nd Placer (Ma- International Mens Singles U11
taken care of her since she was a baby in *2013 Double Star BWF SUDIRMAN
would succeed in his business laysia) CHAMPION CUP (PLAYER) 3rd Placer in Group
Saudi Arabia. Eventually, Romano told
and redeem himself, so the bad her to go back to school.
*2014 BWF LI-NING Singapore Youth LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3 Team Tie (Malaysia)
things he did before would not International Badminton Championship SENIOR ACHIEVEMENTS: *2013 PSC POC Philippine National
Follow your interrupted dreams, - U17 BS CHAMPION *2016 Badminton Center Court Games OPEN Mens Singles CHAM-
impact his son. Romano he said. *2013 Philippine Badminton Ranking Autumn Badminton Championship
Visit us often, Mimi told Mona as Its now an impossible dream, she PION
System (PBARS) Mens Singles U19 Lakewood Cal. USA- Open mens *2013 Philippine Badminton Ranking
she bade them goodbye at the airport. declared. They both knew she wanted to and Mens Doubles U15 CHAMPION
be a doctor all along. Singles,Open mens Doubles and B mens System (PBARS) OPEN Mens Singles
Yes, we will, Romano responded. *.2013 BAC Badminton Asia Champi-
You can achieve it, her husband Doubles Champion CHAMPION
As a matter of fact, I would like to onship Mens Singles U15 QUARTER
replied. You have the time as I can *2016 UCLA BRUIN Open Los *2013 Yonex LABC Thanks Giving
spend Christmas here every year. Finalist (China)
support you, even if you dont bring ad- Angeles Cal. USA- Open Mens Mens Badminton Championship Level B
We would like that, Mimi answered. *2013 AYG Asian Youth Games
ditional income to our family. Singles Champion,Open Mens Doubles Mens Singles CHAMPION
As their plane took off on their way Guanzhou china MS U17 QUARTER
How about tuition and other school 1st Runner Up
back to America, Mona looked outside

The future
Finalist *2016 SGVBC Summer Smash
the window and saw the landscape of the expenses? *2013 MBBC Manhattan Beach
Havent you heard of student loans? Badminton Championship Pomona, Cal
city. The houses below became smaller Badminton Club Juniors International
Besides you can acquire scholar- . USA- Open Mens Singles and Open
in her eyes until clouds covered them Mens Singles U19,and U17 and Mens
ships and grants. I heard you were a mens Doubles Champion ( Continued from page 14 )
from her view. She rested her head on Doubles U15 CHAMPION ( Manhattan
high school valedictorian and college *2016 PUCCINI TEXAS Champion- canvassing wrote detailed elaborations
the back of the seat, closed her eyes, and Beach Cal. USA)
scholar. ship Dallas Arlington, Texas USA - on their views. Some chose to have their
uttered a short prayer of thanks. She felt Download the *2013 VICTOR Ming Ramos Youth
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years of tragedies and hardships, she had doubts. Asian Journal Singles U19 and U17 CHAMPION
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ton Championship El Monte,Cal. USA-
opted to respond anonymously. These
ndings do not represent all possible
could now see a brighter future for her What has changed? You still have the digital edition (Philippines)
same brain. Open Mens Singles Champion points of view, but they do reveal a wide
and her loved ones. Romano held her
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or read ton Championship Mens Singles U19 Championship - Open Mens Singles

on the top of her head as she drew closer But I only have one request. and U17 CHAMPION Champion (Philippines)
to her husband. What? it online at *2012 VICTOR Ming Ramos Cup *2016 PSC/POC Philippine National
I didnt realize you have a beautiful That you wont leave me once you asianjournalusa.com/digital Youth Badminton Championship Mens
become a doctor. Games - U19 Boys Doubles Champion,
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Mona pinched her husband in the arm. Open Mens Singles Champion
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Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Niokolo-Koba National Park (2007) cation around the time of President
Park (1997) Serbia Trumps Asia tour. The regime will
Chile Medieval Monuments in Kosovo weigh the current situation and keep
( Continued from page 1 )
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpe- (2006) close tabs on how the situation shifts
ter Works (2005) Solomon Islands should another nuke test occur, after the tour, Koh added. The Seoul-
Cte d'Ivoire East Rennell (2013) there is the possibility [of a col- based expert also ruled out the option of
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Syrian Arab Republic a submarine-launched ballistic missile,
(1992) * Ancient City of Aleppo (2013)
lapse]. citing the Norths current lack of infra-
Days after the nuclear explosion in
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ancient City of Bosra (2013) structure.
September, commercial satellite images
Garamba National Park (1996) Ancient City of Damascus (2013) On Wednesday North Korea slammed
showed apparent signs of multiple
Kahuzi-Biega National Park (1997) Ancient Villages of Northern Syria US President Donald Trump as incur-
landslides around the mountainous
Okapi Wildlife Reserve (1997) (2013) ably mentally deranged in a personal
site, which experts described as more
Salonga National Park (1999) Crac des Chevaliers and Qalat Salah diatribe ahead of his rst visit to Asia as
numerous and widespread compared to
Virunga National Park (1994) El-Din (2013) head of state.
previous experiments.
Egypt Site of Palmyra (2013) Trump and the Norths leader Kim
Concerned about nuclear waste con-

World Heritage sites in danger

Abu Mena (2001) Uganda Jong-un have traded threats of war
tamination, Chinese scientists reportedly
Guinea Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi and personal insults in recent months,
warned Pyongyang to relocate the test
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (2010) heightening worries about a potential
site, as Mantapsan mountain, about 80
(1992) * United Kingdom of Great Britain and conict on the divided Korean penin-
kilometers from the North Korea-China
54 properties which the World Afghanistan Honduras Northern Ireland
border, was at risk of collapse, Hong
Heritage Committee has de- Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Ro Pltano Biosphere Reserve (2011) Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City Trump has warned of re and fury,
Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (2003) Kongs South China Morning Post said.
Indonesia (2012) telling the UN General Assembly that
cided to include on the List of Minaret and Archaeological Remains Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Suma- United Republic of Tanzania
North Koreas latest nuclear test on
the US would totally destroy North
World Heritage in Danger of Jam (2002) September 3, which is also believed to
tra (2011) Selous Game Reserve (2014) Korea if it had to defend itself or its
Austria be its strongest yet, may have dealt a
Iraq United States of America allies. The US president is due in Asia
Historic Centre of Vienna (2017) heavy blow to its topography. The South
There are currently 1073 proper- Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (2003) Everglades National Park (2010)
Korean Meteorological Administra-
at the weekend and ahead of his arrival
ties on the United Nations list of Belize Hatra (2015) Uzbekistan the Norths state-run news agency lashed
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System tion said the test caused an articial
Samarra Archaeological City (2007) Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (2016) out.
World Heritage sites. Recently, (2009) Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
magnitude 5.7 earthquake, while the
He absolutely needs medicine for cur-
the World Heritage Committee Bolivia (Plurinational State of) US Geological Survey and Chinese
Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Coro and its Port (2005) ing his psychical disorder, KNCA said.
government measured it at 6.3.Smaller
decided to include 54 more: City of Potos (2014) (1982) Yemen
tremors followed, which many saw as
The US has deployed jet ghters and
Central African Republic Libya Historic Town of Zabid (2000) aircraft carriers near the peninsula
aftershocks of the detonation.
Archaeological Site of Cyrene (2016) Old City of Sana'a (2015) following the Norths nuclear test in
But a US think tank said that for the
Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Old Walled City of Shibam (2015) September, which also saw the United
time being, Pyongyang has no plans
(2016) Nations impose an eighth set of sanc-
to abandon the Punggye-ri test site.
Archaeological Site of Sabratha (2016) Sadly, this list keeps growing. tions on Pyongyang.
Although substantial damage to the tun-
Old Town of Ghadams (2016) A North Korean defector on Wednes-
nels is suspected, similar nuclear tests
Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus Source: UNESCO World Heritage day told the US Congress a domestic up-
conducted at the US Nevada Test Site
(2016) Centre rising could lead to the collapse of Kim
and former Soviet nuclear test sites did
Madagascar Jong-uns regime, but warned against
not lead to site abandonment, according
Rainforests of the Atsinanana (2010) To inform the World Heritage Com- military intervention, reports Agence
to analysis from 38 North of the US-
Mali mittee about threats to sites, you may France-Presse.
Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School
Old Towns of Djenn (2016) contact the Committee's Secretariat at: Thae Yong-ho, one of the highest rank-
of Advanced International Studies.
Timbuktu (2012) ing ofcials to have defected in recent
North Korea currently has two op-
Tomb of Askia (2012) World Heritage Centre years, told the Foreign Affairs Commit-
tions regarding military provocations
Micronesia (Federated States of) UNESCO tee in the House of Representatives how
conducting an intercontinental ballistic
Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of his homeland had evolved since Kim
missile test or a nuclear test, Koh
Eastern Micronesia (2016) 7, place de Fontenoy came to power in 2011 following the
Yoo-hwan, a professor of North Korean
Niger 75352 Paris 07 SP death of his father Kim Jong-il.
studies at Dongguk University said.
Air and Tnr Natural Reserves France While on the surface Kim Jong-un
However, if its nuclear test site [of
(1992) seems to have consolidated his power
Punggye-ri] is exhausted, there wont
Palestine Tel.: 33 (01) 45 68 18 71 through this reign of terror, simultane-
be another nuclear experiment anytime
Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the E-mail: wh-info@unesco.org ously there are great and unexpected
soon, he said.
Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, changes taking place within North Ko-
On the possibility of an atmospheric
Bethlehem (2012) rea, said the former deputy ambassador
nuclear test, Koh said that such decision
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town (2017) to Britain, who ed to South Korea in
entails a massive risk at the moment
Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines August 2016.
with US President Donald Trumps
Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusa- The free markets are ourishing, he
Call the scheduled visit to South Korea next
lem, Battir (2014) said, adding: As more and more people
week. At the UN General Assembly
Panama Asian Journal at get used to free and capitalist style mar-
in New York last month, North Ko-
Fortications on the Caribbean Side of kets, the state-owned socialist economic
619.474.0588 for rean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told
Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (2012) system becomes increasingly forgotten
reporters that Pyongyangis considering
Peru your advertising dropping a hydrogen bomb in the Pacic
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone Thae added that the countrys welfare
(1986) needs. Ocean.
The North will think twice before
Senegal ( Continued on page 8 )
launching any sort of military provo-
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Philippine All Saints and All Souls holyday practices

compared to Americas Trick Or Treat parties
THE METAMORPHOSIS that doing so could atone and purify worse? Depending who is being asked,
By Ernie D. Deln the soul of their loved ones in purga- the answer may be a YES or a NO or
tory so that their souls can enter into NEITHER ? To the Fil-Am reader,
I am writing this column just their nal destination in Paradise where who has seen both cultures, what s
Christ awaits them. I also remember your take?
after thousands of children and vividly that even Catholic priests and ---------------
their parents or guardians were other Christian churches ministers were
trekking in our Orange County invited to the cemeteries to pray beside Now back to the Southern California
neighborhood as in the last 40 the white tombs and sprinkle them with scenery: The Trick or Treat masks
years that we have lived in this holy water, and in return they were and images that many people wear on
gifted with an envelope with some tax- Halloween night are very creative, often
community. As my two grand- free money as the familys offering to hilarious and very scary sometimes.
daughters, Soe, now 5 and their church. Many people spend considerable time
Olivia, 7, and their parents in Unlike U.S. military cemeteries where and money just deciding who they want
their Halloween costumes were simple crosses and tombstones marking to portray for several hours on this night.
the resting place of the soldiers were I used to think that these trick or treat
having fun with their precocious all the same without any distinction, parties were only for young children
children, I could not help but many Philippine cemeteries display the but over the years, I have accepted that
reminisced how my generation remnants of the old-caste-system where even grownups enjoy them too: to
celebrated Halloweens Pista one could easily distinguish the very rich become somebody else they dream to
and the very poor, even AFTER death. be for this one night, not only in their
ng mga Kaluluwa (Feast of the The ostentatious display of wealth was neighborhood but also in their work
Souls) during my growing up always evident by the gargantuan size places. Employees even in banks and
years in a rural community in my of the tombs or mausoleum of the rich, ofces as well as in shopping centers
province of Pangasinan, Philip- that were often more expensive than the wearing costumes are now a common
average Filipino house. (It is com- sight and have become an acceptable
pines. mon knowledge for those living around tradition.
these expensive cemeteries that these Although I dont have any scientic
Most if not all families were drawn survey, I am inclined to believe that
elaborate tombs and mausoleum pro-
to the cemeteries where the annual pretending to be somebody, through
vide shelter to the many squatters and
tradition of visiting the tombs where the costumes and or masks other than his
homeless many months during the year.
deceased members of families were laid true self, is generally healthy as it gives
At least, it provides some good to the
to rest. With thousands of people in the an outlet for ones suppressed dreams
homeless population during the night!)
cemetery grounds that were especially and desires even for a day of the year
Halloween Holiday is one example
cleaned, tombs freshly painted white that makes him creative and happy. The
where religion and free enterprise meet
for the occasion, adorned with colorful problem, however, appears when that
creating an economic activity in a festive
owers and lit candles all around, the somebody builds an indelible mask very
cemetery was converted into a esta much different than his reality, not just
Pondering what has happened the
ground overnight. Entrepreneurial musi- for this Halloween night but for many
last half a century, I feel somewhat
cians arrived and for a fee render popu- days, weeks or months during the year.
melancholic to realize that some Hal-
lar songs that were more festive than This addictive predicament is unmasked,
loween traditions of my youth, like
melancholic. Vendors also displayed for example, when that persons ex-
the so-called pantawtawag, a sort
their kakanins and various food and pensive car is repossessed because his
of biographical narration of someones
drinks for sale while others just brought wealthy image in the community is
life especially a young child life from
food, pot luck style. These two days, based on his fantasy that his economic
his conception to his premature death,
November 1st (Alls Saints Day) and and nancial reality cannot support.
sung by a group of men and women,
November 2nd (All Souls Day) became Whenever that happens, it becomes a
has disappeared. That practice, some-
town esta, in celebration of the dead tragedy not only for that person but also
what likened to the Christmas carols,
staged by the living, with religious- for the community where he belongs.
which is also slowly disappearing, was
social-business-community signicance
New Ofce in Cerritos, Los Angeles County: that was fully supported by the entire
quite common when I was a young lad. The Trick or Treat practices for the
Then, that group singing pantawtawag young, nevertheless, are great for young
17777 North Center Court Drive, Suite 600 community.
became the center-piece of the village children who can imagine and dream to
Cerritos CA 90703 These two days were normally declared
gathering where many families join be somebody else while their creative
as Holidays, when millions of students
Tel. No. (562) 246-5516 and employees from urban cities went
around the singers for a couple of hours talents are titillated and developed. Even
and thereafter partaking in a locally though it happens only once a year, it
home to their respective towns, making is said that about 50 percent of all the
prepared food and delicacies. The host
this November week one of the busiest candies sold are realized a week or two
family normally gave some money to
and heaviest trafc jams in the high- before Halloween. The sale of cus-
the singers and shared food during the
ways. Despite that agony of travelling tomes and Halloween paraphernalia also
evening for all guests who came to listen
on a much slower pace, however, they generate millions of dollars sales during
to the performance.
were the most happy and memorable this short season. A popular national
The above happenings were a part of
days in the provinces, like Easter Sun- holiday like Halloween, Thanksgiving
the customs and cultural traditions of
day or Christmas holidays. The churches or Christmas is always good for all as it
my youth. The simple act of reminiscing
were lled with people to the brim creates a massive economic activity for
them still make me smile as I also can
praying for their faithful departed, buy- the nation while giving a lot of enjoy-
visualize those carefree and unpol-
ing and lighting candles, in their belief ment to millions of families too.
luted years of my early life in the rural
Philippines, when living was so simple From this Grandpa, who did not buy
but happy even without cars and TV, and nor use any mask or costume for most
of course the nonexistence of the all Halloween nights the last 30 plus years,
modern day gadgets like I-Phones and but who did his family duty in handing
FaceBook! With the encroachment of out thousands of varied candies to thou-
Western culture into the Filipino life and sands of kids and adults pretending to be
culture, however, those old-fashioned kids, to everyone reading this:
traditions are gradually being replaced A BELATED HAPPY HALLOWEEN,
by commercialized Trick or Treat cos- AND A HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN
tumes and Halloween parties every- ADVANCE!
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Einsteins Secret to Happiness

Last week an anonymous buyer a delivery of a package and Einstein,
bought a short note written by feeling embarrassed that he had no
Japanese money on him to offer as tip,
Albert Einstein for $1.56 mil- decided instead to pen a note on a piece
lion an auction in Jerusalem, an of hotel stationery which he asked the
all-time record for the sale of a bellman to kindly accept in lieu of cash.
document in Israel. The story Keep this and perhaps someday it may
be worth something. In the interim,
behind his putting pen to paper to Einstein added, it should serve you as
record his perspective on achiev- good advice for the rest of your life.
ing true happiness is fascinating.
Einstein chose to offer a one-line sen-
It was in 1922, after Einstein had tence on the secret of happiness:
completed his rst paper on his unied "A calm and modest life brings more
eld theory, that he learned he had won happiness than the pursuit of success
the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics. Instead combined with constant restlessness."
of going to Stockholm for the custom-
ary award ceremony, Einstein felt an Last weeks seller of the Imperial Hotel
obligation to honor a commitment to note is reportedly a grandson of the
lecture in Japan and began a stay at Japanese bellboy's brother who lives in
Tokyos famous Imperial Hotel. During
his visit a bellhop came to his room with ( Continued on page 11 )

Ang feeling na "The Egg"

LONG QUOTE - Eto yung nararam- LOVING A NAME - Eto naman
daman mo kapag di ka masaya, ikaw ay yung bilang na mas mataas sa LAVING

THE EGG - Eto yung feeling mo Kung sapatos na masarap ay del-

kapag nalamangan ka, na THE EGG ishoes, ang sapatos na masama ay
ka! malishoes at ang sapatos na nakakabi-
THE PLACE - Eto naman yung si- gla ay shoesmaryosep, ano naman ang
nuntok ka, pero di ka naman masyadong sapatos na dumadaan?
natamaan, kumbaga THEPLACE Eh di ... eShoes me, eShoes me po!
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PISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances and Music to be held on
December 1 and 2, 2017 at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater
The SAMAHAN Filipino at $15 per person and ticket for VIP
American Performing Arts and seating at $25 each. Discounted tickets
for a group of 10 are offered for $125
Education Center, Inc. presents (prepaid). To purchase tickets, call
PISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd (619) 946-7409 or email, Samahan-
Concert of Traditional Philip- PhilDance@gmail.com. On-line ticket
pine Dances and Music on the purchase may be done at SAMAHANs
website www.SamahanPhilippine-
rst of December, Friday at 7:00 Dance.com/Gala.
pm, on the second of December, The concert repertoire is presented in
Saturday, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm at four "dance suites" based on regional ori-
the Educational Cultural Com- gin and historical inuence: Rural suite
features dances in the countryside, Maria
plex Theater, 4343 Oceanview Clara suite presents Spanish inuenced
Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113. dances, Cordilleras in Northern Philip-
Each two-hour program will pines and Mindanao, Southern Philip-
showcase SAMAHAN's rich pines suites showcase the tribal rituals,
repertoire of festive traditional dances and music of the peoples of these
regions. Dances and music of rural and
folk dances and celebratory tribal Maria Clara suites will be accompanied
rituals from different regions of by the SAMAHAN Rondalla string en-
the Philippines. All performances semble, directed by Frederick Embalsado
and Dr. Juanita Caccam. In the Maria new choreography of the ever-popular
are accompanied with live music Binasuan which SAMAHAN dancers
Clara suite, an illustrado elite ball
provided by SAMAHAN's string depicts the romantic dances with Spanish perform with skill and joy, as well as,
and gong music ensembles, inuence, artistically choreographed by the creative version of Tinikling dance
namely the Rondalla and the Ruby Chiong and Nico Delmundo. The ending in a fast pace.
Rural suite features Pistahan, a bar- Festive dances and music are per-
Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble formed as rituals by the Kalinga tribe
rio esta featuring exhilarating dances
(PKE), respectively. from the countryside that depict the of the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon
celebratory spirit of the Filipinos. The and by distinct regional percussion
General admission tickets are for sale suite features Michelle Camaya Julians ensembles comprised of brass gongs

Save the Date:

November 13, Monday

Monthly Fatima Devotion begins at 2:00 pm with
the Rosary; and concludes at 3:00 pm with the
Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Way of the Cross

and bamboo musical instruments. For the for sharing their new repertoire of ment Program through Supervisors Ron
Cordillera suite, SAMAHAN honors the Maguindanaon dances and kulintang Roberts, Greg Cox and Kristin Gaspar,
Kalinga peoples penchant for celebratory music. More importantly, this gala The Lolita Dioso Carter Endowment
occasions in Amung a gathering with will debut the concert performance of through The San Diego Foundation and
communal dances, gangsa (at-gong) and the eldest grandchild of Guro Danny, contributions from donors.
bamboo music, and salidummay (song Kim Kalanduyan. She plays Kulintang
chants) as taught by Ms. Juliet Omli music taught by Bernard Ellorin, PhD The SAMAHAN Filipino American
Cawas Cheatle, the director and chore- and Eric Abutin, students of Guro Performing Arts & Education Center

Jesus I Trust In You!

ographer of the BIBAK (Bontoc, Ifugao, Danny and co-directors of PKE. The is a non-prot organization founded
Benguet, Apayao, Kalinga) of Seattle and ensemble is noted to be one of the very in 1974 by Dr. Lolita Dioso Carter. It
Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington few ensembles of its kind in the US. continues to educate and entertain the
(FPAWS). San Diego community of the richness
The 42nd Concert of Traditional Phil- of Philippine cultural arts. It endeavors
In the Mindanao suite, the Maguin- ippine Dances and Music is dedicated to present the Filipinos folk dances
YOUR Pasok po kayo! May danaon Kalilang (celebration) pays
tribute to the heritage and legacy of
to the memory of SAMAHAN founder
Dr. Lolita Dioso Carter, who passed
and music true to their traditional form,
including costuming. SAMAHAN offers
FREE GIFT! LIBRENG regalo, palinis at SAMAHANs Kulintang teacher, the away July, 2011. The public is invited Filipino folk dance classes in the Music
late Kulintang Master and NEA National to watch the annual presentation by the Learning Center in National City and
Just for coming in! inspeksyon ng alahas! Heritage Fellow Danongan Sibay SAMAHAN performers and students in The Filipino School in Mira Mesa,
Kalanduyan, also known as Guro Danny as a tribute to the magnicent legacy for children and adults with interest in
of Datu Piang, Cotabato who passed away of Philippine culture and tradition learning about their cultural heritage
in September 2016. His legacy lives on in bestowed by Dr. Carter to the Filipino and develop a sense of community. For
SAMAHANs performances of Mindanao American youth of San Diego SAMA- information about dance classes, music
cultural dances and Kulintang music for HAN's cultural programs are partly workshops, other cultural programs and
weddings and healing rituals. Maguindan- funded by the California Arts Council, performances in community and private
aoan natives, Sata Abdullah and Faisal the National Endowment for the Arts, occasions, visit - www.samahanphilip-
Monal of Nuling, Cotabato are credited the County of San Diego Enhance- pinedance.com or call (619) 946-7409.

DOT launches farm tourism program
GMA Network | MANILA, red coat) was among the members of produce, and pasalubong specialties that
FREE 10/23/2017 -- The Department the private sector and representatives will be held throughout the country.
Ring Cleaning of Tourism (DOT) on Monday
of different government agencies who
signed a commitment to support farm
There will also be a search for "Farm
Tourism Ambassadors" as well as the
and Inspection launched its "It's More Fun in tourism. Photo: Department of Tourism "Sunshine Tourism Awards," which will
Philippine Farms" program, which Teo pointed out that nearly 50 percent honor best practices in farm tourism.
Full Trade-In Value aims to promote farm tourism of the country's total land area is DOT Undersecretary for farm tourism
devoted to the agriculture sector, which Silvino Tejada said farm tourism would
on your Old among international and domestic employs over 17 million Filipinos. be a "bright spot" and a "viable founda-
Diamond Jewelry visitors. The activities will include exhibits on tion" for the Philippine tourism.
"It's about time that we take steps diverse farm tourism destinations, farm "Agriculture represents the Filipino
to put farm tourism at center stage, resiliency and productivity, the same
126 million
theme showcased in all our ethnic and
as the country teems with rich ag-
You Will Be Approved! ricultural destinations nurtured by
cultural festivals or estas throughout
Apply online or instore. the country. Farm tourism in the Philip-
( Continued from page 14 )
our hardworking farmers, who we pines literally means celebration and
UP TO 18 MONTHS now recognize as major stakehold-
ers in an inclusive and sustainable
"generate automated, election-related
content" during the 3 months leading
fun," Tejada said.
The program will be spearheaded by
FREE FINANCING! tourism industry," Tourism chief
up to the election and appeared linked
to a Russian account.
an interim Farm Tourism Development
Board that includes representatives from
Wanda Tulfo-Teo said in a press Those accounts generated approxi- DOT as well as the Department of Agri-
release. mately 1.4 million automated, election- culture (DA), Department of Trade and
related Tweets, which collectively Industry (DTI) and other private sectors.
Former DOT Secretary Mina Gabor (in received approximately 288 million Anna Felicia Bajo/BM, GMA News
red coat) was among the members of the impressions, meaning responses or
private sector and representatives of dif- other engagement by readers.
Daniels Jewelers is not an authorized dealer nor
All 3 rms are expected to appear

affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Rolex ferent government agencies who signed
a commitment to support farm tourism. on November 1 in an open Senate
Watch USA Inc. and none of the watches are
Photo: Department of Tourism Intelligence Committee hearing on the
sold, distributed, offered and/or certified by
Former DOT Secretary Mina Gabor (in rising evidence that they were covertly ( Continued from page 6 )
Rolex Watch USA Inc.
manipulated in a campaign to help

Jack Ma
Donald Trump win the presidency. system has collapsed, and that mil-
US justice ofcials are also prob- lions of civil servants, army ofcers and
Pwede kayong mag ing the alleged Russian involvement, security forces are dependent on bribes
( Continued from page 14 ) and state assets embezzlement for their
TRADE-IN ng inyong mga and possible collusion by the Trump
as saying during the meeting with the campaign.
lumang alahas para sa bago nyong bibilhin. President and his economic team. Two former Trump associates were He added that, it is necessary to recon-
Some members of the party of Gen. indicted Monday and it was revealed sider whether we have tried all non-
Sa Daniel's nagbibigay kami ng madaling kredito Chang Wangquan, Minister of National another has pleaded guilty to lying to military options before we decide that
military action against North Korea is all
at siguradong maaaprubahan kayo! Defense of the Peoples Republic of FBI investigators, in the rst substantial
that is left.We have to see the human
China, also took the opportunity to have legal action stemming from the probe
their pictures taken with the richest man into Russia's US election interference. sacrice from this military option.
in the mainland. Chang had a scheduled There is nothing to date that directly On Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minis-
courtesy call with the Chief Executive at ties the president to Russian efforts to ter Shinzo Abe marked the ofcial start
5 p.m. sway the 2016 election. But actions by of his third term with a vow to increase
Ma is in the country to accept an honor- his aides, and his refusal to strongly the pressure on North Korea, which ew
ary degree from De La Salle University. condemn Moscow interference, have two missiles over Japan earlier this year.
It was not the rst time that the Alibaba fueled lingering suspicions. Abe said the global community should
founder visited the country since he was Moscow has denied any attempt to tighten the screws on Pyongyang until
90 locations in California! 15 in San Diego! also a guest speaker during the Asia-Pa- manipulate the US election. with it asks to come back to the negotiation
table promising to change their poli-
cic Economic Cooperation CEO summit reports from the Agence France-Presse/
(800) 819-8000 or visit www.DanielsJewelers.com in November 2015. Rappler.com cies.
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This is how much caregiving Filipina physicist bags prestigious
costs American families 'Women in Science' fellowship in

Laughter: the Best Medicine

Laughter's medicinal powers If all else fails, immortality can
have been recognized for centu- always be assured by spectacular er-
ror. John Kenneth Galbraith
ries. The ancient Greeks believed ***
laughter was an essential part So far on my 30-day diet, I lost 18
of the healing process. Studies days. Terry McEntire BY Maria LaMagna, MarketWatch topic hasnt changed more, said Tim Dr Jacquiline Romero, a L'Oreal Australia (@LOrealAustra-
today also show that laughter can * ** Sullivan, vice president at Caring.com. lia) 6:10 PM - Oct 23, 2017
You dont have to worry about the Some 25% of children over 50 are now researcher at the University
promote better blood circulation, world coming to an end today. It is
Taking care of an aging parent of Queensland in Australia,
can be costly, emotionally and providing personal care and/or nancial According to the post, Romero's work
stimulate digestion, lower blood already tomorrow in Australia. assistance to a parent, a number thats is recognized as an Austra- will provide the "rst experimental
pressure, and prompt the brain Charles Schulz nancially. more than tripled over the past 15 years, lian Fellow of the prestigious evidence to an existing theory to verify
to release endorphins and other *** Caregivers are not only giving according to the MetLife Mature Market the fundamental differences in the way
The large print giveth, but the small their time to loved ones, but a Institute. L'Oral-UNESCO For Women information works for larger quantum
compounds that reduce pain. print taketh away. Tom Waits in Science Fellowship for her
large chunk of their nances too. Good news for seniors: your social alphabets, compared to the classical
If you have an open heart and
More than four in 10 caregiv-
security benets may soon increase work on quantum alphabets encoding system we use today."
Eagles may soar in the clouds, but Dont miss: I (secretly) charge an The Department of Science and
mind and the capacity for joy, you weasels never get sucked into jet en- ers someone who takes care hourly rate for caring for my mom Jee Y. Geronimo, Rappler.com Technology-Science Education Institute
can enjoy the following humorous gines. - Jason Hutchison of a family member or friend, but Its very clear that policy interventions (DOST-SEI) also announced Romero's
* ** could be of use, he said. People who | MANILA, 10/26/2017 A
quotes from famous and not- A ling cabinet is a place where you is unpaid for doing so spend Filipina physicist was recently
fellowship on Wednesday, October 25.
are providing care for an aging loved Romero was a DOST-SEI scholar-grad-
so-famous people that will help can lose things systematically. T.H. $5,000 or more a year on care- one are squeezed from almost every named an Australian Fellow of uate and a University of the Philippines
chase your blues away. Humor is Thompson giving expenses. direction, whether they have nancial the prestigious L'Oral-UNESCO alumna.
the key to emotional and mental *** means or not.
For Women in Science Fellow- "Romero was chosen for her work on
well-being, boosts your attitude, Maybe this world is another planet's Thats according to a new report from Women are more likely than men to quantum alphabets where she unraveled
hell. Aldous Huxley the website Caring.com, a website that become caregivers in their lives, accord- ship. key information in quantum science.
relieves your stress, and changes * ** provides resources about senior care ing to Pew Research Center, a nonprot Dr Jacquiline Romero, a With still so much to explore in the eld,
your outlook in life. If evolution really works, how come and is owned by the personal-nance think tank in Washington, D.C. researcher at the University of her work is anticipated to make a huge
mothers only have two hands? company Bankrate. The company sur- 42% of women have reduced their contribution to its further development
* ** Milton Berle veyed more than 2,700 family caregivers work hours to be carers and 39% of
Queensland in Australia, bagged
and utilization," the DOST-SEI said in a
A celebrity is a person who works hard *** between late August and mid-September. women have taken signicant time off the fellowship for her work on statement.
all his life to become well known, then The surest sign that intelligent life They considered caregiving expenses from work quantum alphabets. Romero made headlines in 2015 when
wears dark glasses to avoid being recog- exists elsewhere in the universe is that to be any out-of-pocket costs for food 28% of fathers have reduced their she, along with a research team at the
nized. Fred Allen it has never tried to contact us. Bill and clothing, transportation, medica- work hours and 24% have taken a sig- "Jacq's research lies within the mysteri- University of Glasgow, discovered a
*** Watterson tions, medical bills, in-home care and nicant amount of time off from work to ous world of quantum physics and the method to slow down light particles in
Never go to a doctor whose ofce *** nursing home care. be a carer intriguing theory of entanglement that free space.
plants have died. Erma Bombeck Today is the last day of some of your 18% of those surveyed said they Caregivers also have more risk for their information is shared between particles DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo
*** life. Author Unknown spend between $5,000 and $9,999 per own health problems. Among working regardless of how far apart they are lauded Romero for her work in quantum
A conclusion is the place you end up *** year women 50 and older, 20% of caregivers (even existing at opposite sides of the physics.
when you get tired of thinking. Arthur The best time to give advice to your 10% spend $10,000 to $19,999 a year reported fair or poor health, more than universe)," For Women in Science said "Quantum physics may still be an
McBride Bloch children is while theyre still young and 6% spend $50,000 or more Caring. double the number of non-caregivers, in a short prole posted on their website enigma to most but its inuence is
*** enough to believe you know what com found. according to a study from MetLife and on Tuesday, October 24. not isolated from the knowledge and
Adults are always asking little kids youre talking about. Evan Esar Caregiving is not a new concept, the National Alliance for Caregiving, a technology-driven world we have today.
what they want to be when they grow up, *** but given how many people now nd nonprot based in Bethesda, Md. Congratulations Dr Jacq Romero @ Thanks to the efforts of scientists like
because theyre looking for new ideas. Without geography you're no- themselves in the role of caregiver as Apart from pushing for policy that UQ_News - 2017 LOral-UNESCO Dr. Jacquiline Romero, we may soon
Paula Poundstone where. Author Unknown their parents age, its surprising that the @4womeninscience Australian Fellow
* ** ( Continued on page 12 ) national conversation surrounding the ( Continued on page 12 ) #womeninscience @ARC_EQUS ( Continued on page 12 )

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Spiritual Life
Our Lady of Hope, icon of post-Yolanda faith
Sign of solidarity altar for the papal Mass shows the communities is also represented in this
Blessed Virgin Mary carrying the Child devotion to Our Lady, and this we keep
Commencing on Oct. 30, novena Jesus. The Child Jesus is seen extend- in mind as we celebrate the feast of the
prayers in honor of Our Lady of Hope ing a rosary to a young survivor of the dedication of the basilica of St. John
are said before a particular Mass in all storm. Lateran the day after the feast.
parishes in the Diocese of Palo. It keeps in mind the thousands who
Velasquez, who is now the priest-in- perished, the majority [of whom died] Resurgence of hope
charge of the Our Lady of Miraculous due to the storm surges that ravaged the
Medal Mission Station of Brgy. Dapdap, coastal communities of Tacloban, Palo, Fr. Ronel Taboso, parish priest of the
Alangalang town, was among the local and Tanauan, said Velasquez. sea-side parish worst hit by the super ty-
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time priests who played key roles during the The priest added: The task of [pick-
( Continued on page 15 )

What is Humility?
visit of Pope Francis to Palo and Taclo- ing] up the pieces and rebuilding our
ban City on Jan. 17, 2015.
It can be remembered that the Holy

Answer: Humility!
The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
Fathers visit was a sign of his solidarity especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
with and compassion for the survivors
of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which struck CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Joke of the Week: An ofce manager ment where staying on top of things is Eileen Ballesteros, CBCPNews. the region in November 2013. Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
arrives at his department and sees an very important for ones survival, humil- com | TACLOBAN City Nov. During the papal Mass at the apron Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
employee sitting behind his desk totally ity seems to be out place. John Baldoni of DZR Airport in this city, amid a
stressed out. He gives him an advice: wrote that humility is acceptance of 8 this year marks the 4th anni-
typhoon, Pope Francis blessed the image On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
I went home every afternoon for two individual limitations - I cannot do it versary of the most devastating of Our Lady of Hope of Palo. was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
weeks and had myself pampered by alone - coupled with a sense of resolve typhoon that ever hit the lands Willy Layug, a Presidential Merit
my wife. It was fantastic and it really to do something about it - I will enlist of Eastern Visayas, but for many Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art based in Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
helped. You should try it too. Two the help of others. That is the essence of northern Luzon, donated to the Archdio- and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
weeks later when the manager arrives at leadership. A leaders admission that Catholics in the Archdiocese of Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
cese of Palo the original seven-foot tall
his department he sees the man happy he doesnt have all the wisdom in the Palo, it is the feast day of Our image of a modied Our Lady of Hope
the whole world.
and full of energy at his desk. The world and the answers to all problems Lady of Hope of Palo. in time for the papal visit. On the Hail Mary beads say:
faxes are piling up and the computer is to acknowledge his feebleness and
is running at full speed. I see you fol- to put oneself at risk of being labeled The image and the devotion, peculiar Smaller replicas For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
lowed by advice? I did, answers the as incompetent. This is frightening for to the archdiocese, calls to mind the on us and on the whole world.
employee. It was great! By the way, I someone who wants to look his best devastation suffered by the people in the Palo Archbishop John Du gave Pope
didnt know you had such a nice home! and to be in control of everything at all local communities of Leyte due to super Francis a mini replica of the image at the In conclusion say three times:
times. To go down from ones exalted typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on Nov. 8, Palo Cathedral as a token of gratitude
Scriptures: First Reading: Malachi 1: position and seek the advice of his sub- Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
2013, said Fr. Ivo Acebedo Velasquez, for his visit to the diocese. have mercy on us and on the whole world.
14b-2:2b, 8-10. The priests used their jects or peers is demeaning for a proud former dean of studies in Sacred Heart This image is now enthroned at the
position to offend God and to deceive leader. But humility is truth. One of the Seminary in Palo, in a recent social Palo Cathedral and smaller replicas

Love More Ardently

the community. They are condemned for essential traits of a true leader is to admit media post. manufactured exclusively under Layugs
reneging the priestly ideal, the cov- his limitations and to submit himself to The priest added, It is also representa- 50-year copyright were distributed to all
enant of Levi. Like Levi, they had to be others by seeking their help and advice. tive of the spirit of faith and hope that parishes in the Archdiocese of Palo. This
knowledgeable in the law and to instruct The irony of humility lies in our ability continued to be present in the heart of was upon instruction of Archbishop Du.
Meditation: You more and to love You more
the community accordingly. They were to be strong for others to depend on us the people, and the charity that was evi- Created by Layug himself, the image ardently, so I may fulll Your
supposed to believe what they preached, while we remain dependent on others. dent in the outpouring of support from which was enthroned on the improvised My will has not yet been fully will. May Your will be fully ac-
teach what they believed, and practice Most likely, a person who does not the world over. accomplished in you; you will complished in my life.
St. John Paul II wants every
what they preached. But they failed in have humility is a perfectionist, someone
their responsibilities as teachers and who does not want and does not know still remain on earth, but not
*Diary passages with bolded words are
leaders. Second Reading: 1 Thessalo- how to delegate responsibilities to his for long. I am well pleased with
Catholic to say this deliver-
Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
nians 2: 7-9, 13. To convince the Thes- subordinates and peers and who is try- your trust, but your love should Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
salonians of his love for them, St. Paul ing to achieve too much within a short be more ardent (Diary, 324). Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-

ance from evil prayer

used the imagery of a loving and caring period. Typically, someone of that mold tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
mother and of a disciplinarian father. Of is an excellent candidate for a burnout. Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
course, he was not intending to present Hard working, hard training, hard driven My Prayer Response: Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
himself and his companions as model individuals who become emotionally, When consecrating the world to presence of the original statue of Our Lady by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010
the Immaculate Heart of Mary, John of Fatima in Rome, standing prominently
parents for family life. Gospel: Matthew psychologically or physically exhausted Lord Jesus, help me to trust in
next to the main altar. During the Mass John
23: 1-12. Jesus rejects religious exhibi- are said to be suffering from burnout. Paul II left us a powerful prayer. Paul II led those present in a Consecration
tionism. The followers of Jesus should Whether the scribes and Pharisees suf- The year was 1984 and St. John of All Individuals and Peoples of the World
practice humility and render service to fered from burnout is not our main con-

the community. Jesus does not condemn cern in todays gospel. Surely, they did Paul II was presiding at a Mass for to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He the overweight guy in front of me in
Families during the Extraordinary said, I will today entrust to her Immacu- the mirror. Lately, however, whenever I
religious authority, but its abuse to pro- not have humility. They were addicted
late Heartin spiritual union with all the
mote ones selsh ambition and to gain to praises and recognitions they did not Jubilee Year of Redemption. He bishops of the worldall individuals and ( Continued from page 2 ) look at old pictures, I was surprised how
honoric titles and positions. deserve that are due to God alone. Jesus was faced with a world in turmoil slim and good-looking I was before.
peoples, repeating in substance the act that I so-called experts. This may explain the reason why unlike
taught his followers not to consider any
Reections: St. Augustine mentioned creature equal to his heavenly Father. (nearing the end of the Cold War), made at Ftima on May 13, 1982. Unfortunately, however, new studies before, girls no longer give me a second
that three virtues are indispensable so Jesus is not against the use of such titles and recognized the need to beseech sometime contradict long-held beliefs. look these days.
At the end of the consecration, John Paul
that the Holy Spirit can empower and as Father, dad, daddy, or pop. He was Gods help in delivering the world II said a powerful prayer that asks God to
Remember the Food Pyramid? Guess My doctor once showed me a pale
enkindle us by the re of his love. These more concerned about deication of from evil. what. People who are supposed to be in yellow slab of plastic the size of a brick.
deliver us from the many faces of evil. It the know now say the pyramid should This, he said, is what two pounds of fat
three virtues are humility, humility, human beings and making creatures
is a prayer that retains its relevance as evil be inverted. Meaning, the food at the in your body look like. While watching
and humility. What is humility? St. (persons and things) gods. The occasion was highlighted by the continues to plague our world. Here it is: bottom of the pyramid is supposed to the sports program The Best Damn
Thomas Aquinas said that it came from When someone called George Bernard
the Latin word, humus, the earth that Shaw an ass, far from taking offense, be bad for you and the top ones good. Sports Show Period on television, one
is beneath us. Humility, according to he took it as a compliment. He pointed Oops, we made a mistake, they are now of the hosts, retired National Basket-

him, consists in keeping oneself within out the qualities we associate with the saying. Too bad for the past generations ball Association player John Salley,
ones own bounds, not reaching out humble donkey: modesty, hard work, who religiously followed what turned mentioned he weighs 145 lbs. And he is
to things above one, but submitting to contentment with plain food and under- mmaculate Heart! Help us to conquer the menace out to be bad expert advice! Can you seven feet tall! I am 5 feet and 5 inches
ones superior. The dictionary denes estimation by the public. No one could of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts still reverse the situation and resur- tall, yet I weigh 185 lbs.! If I were a
humility for what it is not, i.e., lack of be offended by having such qualities of the people of today, and whose immeasurable rect the ones who perished by the old boxer, I would be a heavyweight! How
vanity or self-importance, and not for ascribed to him! pyramid rule? The Atkins diet people would I fare with the likes of Muham-
what it is. According to the Catholic A haughty lawyer once asked a sterling effects already weigh down upon our modern world recommend we should eat a lot of meat, mad Ali, George Foreman and other
Encyclopedia, humility in a higher and old farmer, Why dont you hold up and seem to block the paths towards the future! which I like. The old school still insists heavyweight boxers?
ethical sense is that by which a man has your head in the world as I do? I bow meat is a no-no. Guess what I like to
a modest estimate of his own worth, and my head neither before God nor man. believe is true. Diabetic education
submits himself to others. Squire, replied the farmer, see that From famine and war, deliver us. My good friend Ernie Deln declared
Since humility is mistakenly viewed as eld of grain? Only those that are empty From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of the ultimate irony. He said, Now that The rst time I was diagnosed with dia-
a sign of weakness, poor condition, low- stand upright. Those that are well-lled war, deliver us. we can afford to eat the food we want, betes two years ago, my doctor advised
liness and lack of self-respect, it does are the ones that bow low. From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us. we can no longer afford to eat the food me to attend a one-week diabetic educa-
not have so many practitioners. This is we want. This may sound contradic- tion class. In the class, we were told how
more apparent in the corporate world Quotations of the Week: The boughs From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of tory, but what he meant was when much and what kind of food we should
where assertiveness and authoritative- that bear most hang lowest. English God, deliver us. we were young, we did not have the eat to maintain our good health. When
ness are highly valued. In an environ- proverb. From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and nancial capability to eat the delicious I was told I could only eat a matchbox
international, deliver us. food we want. And now that we are size of meat for the day, I immediately
nancially established and have the concluded the class was not for me.
From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us. money to buy them, they are already bad During those early times, I met a group
From attempts to stie in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us. for our health. of friends feasting on fried chicken at
From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us. Coming down with diabetes was a the former Max Restaurant, which has
From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us. wake-up call for me. I thought all along since changed its name to Villa Manila.
I will never have the disease, since we Although it changed its name, the cook
Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all indi- do not have a history of diabetes in our of the restaurant insists he still uses the
vidual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies. family. Hence, I drank as much soda famous Max Fried Chicken recipe. My
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin: individual and ate as many desserts as I wanted. I friends invited me to join them, but I
sin and the sin of the world, sin in all its manifestations. thought I was Superman, immune to the told them I was on a diet due to my re-
disease due to my lucky genes. I never cently discovered diabetes ailment. They
Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world the innite even believed I was overweight. In my dismissed my excuse and said: Just
saving power of the Redemption: the power of merciful Love! May it put subconscious, I often pictured myself ignore it! We have diabetes ourselves
a stop to evil! May it transform consciences! May your Immaculate Heart as the slim guy in college. I do not see and if we go on a diet, what would be
reveal for all the light of Hope! Amen.

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

Future Site of the Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas CA

Jesus I Trust In You!
GPS 701 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024 or Google Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas for directions to site.
A project of the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC), a 501(c)3 non profit.
Mission Statement. The DMHFSC is dedicated to the design, development, and maintenance of a Divine Mercy Shrine located in Encinitas, CA. for the
purpose of spreading to an aching world the Divine Mercy message and devotion. To draw people of all nations, cultures, and beliefs to a vessel with
which they are to keep coming in prayer for graces to the fountain of mercy - the Image of the Divine Mercy. For meditational and contemplative prayers
venerating this image with trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise
victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory... By means of this image I shall
grant many graces to souls." Through this shrine we shall proclaim to the whole world God's unfathomable Mercy.
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Einstein's What have you
said it in one way; the rabbis expressed good deeds we performed for others,
it in another. Perhaps the best summary and the inuence we may have had upon dapat ay nag-iimpok ka ng maaga
( Continued from page 7 ) of Jewish thought is to comprehend that them, that outlive us and offer us a share
( Continued from page 13 )
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success is getting what you want but of immortality. dapat kumikilos ka rin ng mabilis
Germany. A spokesman for the auction happiness is wanting what you get. Strange then, isnt it, that we spend
house, Meni Chadad, told The New York We are all far too familiar with the most of our lives chasing after money, Thus, pensionados were trained in the
Times that it had expected the notes vicious cycle of life. Above all we want spending far less of our time than we United State to govern the Philippines hindi ka lamang dapat na gumagawa,
would garner $5,000 to $8,000. When to be happy. Our culture keeps telling should with our families, and spend- and hold other responsible positions in
the sale was announced, he said, the dapat na ikaw ang laging halimbawa
us that the way to be happy is to have ing so little of our efforts to accom- Philippine society not to represent the
room burst into applause. more money. Then we can buy more plish those things by which we will be lower class but their elite class. True hindi ka lamang dapat namamahagi
Of course the value of the note was things that will give us more pleasure. remembered! then and true now. dapat nakikita iyong mga gawi
predicated on its unique authorship. But When they dont, were told that we Maybe making a fortune isnt all that Did you know that the tiny Maya was
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life serving instruction. Nor should we accumulate more and more possessions, as spending their lives doing things they surmise that the United States did not dapat mong kinakalimutan ng ganap
ignore the obvious echo of Einsteins we end up discovering that it wasnt detest to make money they dont want, want the Philippines to up the US eagle
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bulaklak, by the way, is called High- conscious.
way to Heaven because too much of it
( Continued from page 10 ) can kill you. When I told a waiter at a Best batchoy
Filipino beerhouse it is bad for me, his
our reason for living? standard reply is: Okay lang iyan, kung Often, my loving wife asks me what I
Among them were two doctors paminsan minsan (Its alright if you eat would like to have for dinner. She cooks
wives and a doctor herself. I found the only once in a while). It was obvious the best batchoy I have ever tasted in my
encounter to be a bad inuence on me. his concern was the restaurants prot, entire life. But whenever I say batchoy,
Whereas before, I was really religious not my health. One time, the drainage she immediately counters, Masama sa
in sticking to my diet because of my of our sink got clogged. A plummer iyo iyon (It is bad for you). We end up
concern for my health, I started using unclogged it by removing one block of watching television together since I will
that bad testimonial as a reason for solidied cooking oil the size of a st not give her a second choice; until I feel
enjoying a steak or two. As much as pos- that had accumulated inside the pipe. so hungry that I eventually eat whatever
sible, however, I always try to keep my That, I told myself, is the amount of leftover food we have in the refrigerator
eyes on the prize. I always warn myself cholesterol clogging my system. from a restaurant where we dined the
I might end up with a stroke just like night before.
what my father suffered, causing him to Bad habit We never learn our lesson. She should
remain bedridden until his death twelve not ask me for my preference since
years later, or have my legs amputated Another bad habit I acquired is my she will never give it to me anyway,
just like what our next door neighbor in penchant to eat out at least six times a and I should not tell her what food I
the Philippines, Mr. Nic Tiongson had, week. It was always easy for me to ask want since it would be like asking for
or submit to a dialysis every other day my wife to dine out than wait for her the moon. But like a broken record,
just like what my cousin Carding has to to prepare food. My favorite is eating the same scenario happens to us every
undergo. at the Mexican restaurant, Chevys in time. Come to think of it, the last time
But the delicious Filipino dishes Mission Valley. I would start with a she cooked batchoy for me was ten
conveniently and cheaply available from glass of pina colada together with a years ago. Strangely, I can still feel its
Filipino fast food restaurants are of no bowlful of freshly cooked tortilla chips delicious taste in my mouth. One of
help. Since my wife and I already have dipped in hot salsa. Then we would have these days, maybe I will get lucky and
an empty nest, it is always easier just the spicy tortilla soup and nish it with have the batchoy of my dreams, with its
buy combination plates at the Filipino a steak fajita. I very much enjoy the milky and fatty soup streaming through
eatery located next door to our ofce sweet cornball dessert called tomatillo my throat.


or other nearby Filipino restaurants in that goes with the fajita so much that If thats not a hint, I dont know what
National City. For only about ve dol- my wife usually gives me her share of is. Will somebody remind her that my
lars, you can have two dishes, rice and a the cornball. The cherry and the sweet birthday is on December 18?
soup. As you pay the cashier, your eyes pineapple juice in the pina colada, as
Miracle Prayer
stare at the caramel coated turon (sweet well as the sugar in the cornball which I
banana fritters) or ginataan on display
take in just one meal, should be enough
beside the cash register. You will nd to meet my recommended sugar for the
yourself buying them since they only go week. The extra sugar I take the rest of
for a dollar for three pieces of turon or a Lord Jesus, I come before Thee,
the week is supposed to be already bad just as I am, I am sorry for my
bowl of ginataan. for my health! But I turn a blind eye as
if a miracle would happen, hoping the sins, I repent of my sins, please
Floating in cooking oil indulgence wont have any bad effect forgive me. In Thy Name, I
The problem, however, is almost all
on me. In fact, I consider the dinner as forgive all others for what they
my luxury for the week. The problem is, have done against me. I renounce
fast food Filipino dishes, because of I sometimes treat myself to that luxury
the Spanish inuence, oat in cooking more than two times a week, forcing my Satan, the evil spirits and all their Clinic Hours (National City) : Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat - 9am to 6pm
oil: the delicious adobo with pieces of wife to put her foot down and to order works. I give Thee my entire (Poway): Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 6pm
meat covered with fat and pork rind, the me to be satised with the dim sum ga- self, Lord Jesus, I accept Thee as
bistek coated with solidied oil (sebo), lore at the Jasmine Chinese Restaurant.
or even the fatty menudo. To top it off, my Lord God and Savior. Heal
It is a different kind of dish, alright, but
Filipino dishes are often salty, which the deep-fried delicacies have only one me, change me, strengthen me in
is just the way Filipinos want them. other reason for their existence in addi- body, soul, and spirit.
Hence you need to balance the taste tion to being delicious: they are destined Come Lord Jesus, cover me
with rice and in the process you end up to clog your arteries!
eating as much rice as necessary. Salt with Thy Precious Blood, and ll
Feeling guilty, I sometimes rinse mor-
causes high blood pressure, and rice, sels of meat of an adobo with hot water. me with Thy Holy Spirit, I love
because of its sugar content, is a no-no That way, I get rid of the salty taste Thee Lord Jesus, I praise Thee
for a diabetic person. But what can an and am able to eat it without rice. By Lord Jesus, I thank Thee Jesus,
overweight and disease-prone Filipino desiring to have my Filipino dish and
do? The avors are an acquired taste. I shall follow Thee every day of
eat it too, I now realize there is a need
Getting rid of this preference after for someone to devise a Filipino type
my life. Amen.
many years of getting used to it is hard. menu for diabetics and, come to think Mary, My Mother, Queen of
Besides, Filipino combination plates are of it, for everybody else. This is why I Peace, all the Angels and Saints,
so cheap and convenient. You do not
have to shop at the grocery and cook
am so happy the Kalusugan Community please help me. Amen.
Services has received a grant precisely _____
the food. With a ve-dollar bill, you to do this. I am looking forward to the Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel.
have a choice of pinakbet, kare-kare, time when I can buy delicious Filipino When you come to the point where you sincerely
lechon kawali, chicharong bulaklak and combination plates without getting wor- mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will
paksiw na pata, in addition to the regular ried or feeling guilty about my health. change your whole life in a very special way. You
staple mentioned before. Chicharong will see.
Like Filipino food for diabetics or health
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a nuclear war was unacceptable as he The DOST-SEI said that Romero, a Undermine peoples faith in democratic
missiles toward Guam, where Korea, and Mr. Kim Jong Un to talk mother of 3 kids, considers the pres- systems. Popularize the myth that the the idea of a constitutional convention
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prompting American President Jong Un. nobodys threatening him, that there will succeed in science." Is Dutertes agenda for authoritarian
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Donald Trump to declare that be no war, and that if he can just tone Romero believes the award will help networks and controlled the media to rule a done deal? Robles thinks not.
UnI have joined the echo for him to down or stand down, stop the threats, Countering Duterte, however, will take
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Aside from Romero, 4 other women country as teetering on the brink of total After Robles presentation, the Filipino
researchers from Australia and New collapse. Marcos used the red scare American Human Rights Alliance in-
Zealand bagged the prestigious fellow- of Maoist communism and the New formed the audience that Senator Marco
ship. Each Fellow will receive $25,000 Peoples Army to convince the nation of Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ben Cardin
for a one year project. the necessity of one-man rule. Duterte (D-MD) had co-introduced S1055 or the
Since it was launched in 2007, the cleverly uses the drug menace as ratio- Philippine Human Rights Accountabil-
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way, when you criticize him, youre a
mile away and you got his shoes.
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Is the Philippines headed toward

had ever known, (2) Act No.243 which

As the authorized a public subscription for the

erection of a monument in honor or
another dictatorship?
Rizal at the Luneta, and (3) Act No. 346
which set aside the anniversary of his
death as a day of observance. E. Gamboa American Writers and Artists (PAWA), burial for the disreputable leader and

by Rudy Liporada
In short, the imperialists wanted the
Filipinos to emulate an ilustrado who
would just advocate reforms, one who is
San Francisco -- Filipino-
Americans gathered recently at
Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ), and
the Filipino-American Human Rights
Alliance (FAHRA).
who publicly admires the late dictator
--- and Adolf Hitler for that matter -- ap-
pears to be acting out from the Marcos
against an armed uprising. It is no won- The Bayanihan Hall was packed with playbook.
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada der that Rizal is depicted in his shrine the Bayanihan Center in Mission Filipino expatriates and concerned Robles believes that Duterte is laying
at ww.asianjournalusa.com at Luneta as one who is just standing Street, San Francisco to listen to Americans from all over the Bay area. the groundwork for authoritarian one-
passive, holding a book, just looking Raissa Robles, award-winning Some had traveled for hours, eager to man rule and a revolutionary govern-
scholarly; not ery advocating resistance learn about the latest developments in ment, as she highlighted the following
What have you learned this which the imperialists wants every Manila-based investigative jour-
the Philippines, particularly with regards indicators:
Filipino to just be. nalist, correspondent for Hong to extrajudicial killings, now estimated Marcos purchased his generals loyalty

Filipino History Month?

Did you know that the Americans Kongs South China Morning to be 13,000. and proactively prevented coups d'etat
said they will only give freedom to the Post, and author of Marcos Mar- Presently, there seems to exist a by fattening the military payroll. Duterte
Filipinos when they already know how yearning among Filipinos for a strong- likewise is nurturing and expanding
to govern themselves? In page 91 of
tial Law Never Again.
As the Bamboos Sway and he was later dubbed as the Father man rule, Robles said, quoting from the the PNP (Philippine National Police).
By Rudy D. Liporada of the Philippine Constabulary. The the report of the Philippine Commis- preface of her best-selling book. (But) Notice how Duterte has personally ad-
Raissa Robles had just addressed the
soldiers were trained at the Philip- sion Report in 1901, the report reads giving up our freedoms in exchange for dressed more police gatherings than any
University of Berkeley Graduate School
pine Constabulary School which was (General Theory in Formation of the the honeyed promises of a dictator will of his predecessors. He is generous with
So, October as Filipino History Government) The theory upon which
of Journalism. After her California
established in February 17, 1905 at the stint, the veteran journalist will travel exact a terrible price on everyone... awards and bonuses for police, as they
or Heritage Month is just over. Santa Lucia barracks within the walls the commission is proceeding is that the On the subject of whether another carry out his bloody drug campaign.
Did we dwell again on traditional to the East Coast for meetings with
of Intramuros. In 1908, the school was only possible method of instructing the dictatorship was in the ofng, Robles The Supreme Court is systemati-
human rights advocates and presenta-
notions about our history as we transferred to Baguio City and was Filipino people in the methods of free pointed out haunting similarities be- cally gutted as Duterte orchestrates the
tions to Fil-Am audiences in New York
learned them from our traditional seminal to the evolution of the current institutions and self-government is to tween Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo impeachment of Chief Justice Maria
and Washington, D. C. These events
Philippine Military Academy. In short, make a government partly of Ameri- Duterte. Indeed, the current President of
schools? cans and partly of Filipinos, giving
have been organized and sponsored by
the Philippines, who expedited a heros ( Continued on page 12 )
the Philippine Constabulary and the various groups, including the Philippine
future Armed Forces of the Philippines the Americans the ultimate control for
It is traditional knowledge that after

VP of Player Development promoted to Chief

was originally designed, like the guardia some time to come. In our last report we
American troops subdued rebellious pointed out that the great body of the
Filipinos in the early 1900s in their civil, to suppress Filipino rebellion as it
people were ignorant, superstitious, and

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campaign to subjugate the Filipinos, was then, as it is now.
Did you know that Jose Rizal is a at present incapable of understanding
American teachers called the Thomasi- any government In this condition of
tes fanned throughout the Archipelago Made in America national hero of the
Philippines? Jose Rizal became our affairs we have thought that we ought
to teach the Filipinos not only English
national hero when in 1901, Governor rst to reduce the electorate to those Californias largest resort/ca- prestigious properties across the country. homes along with a moving sidewalk
but also the victors view of Filipino could be considered intelligent, and so sino, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Bills proven ability to take a vision to the casino entrance will be added to
history. Thus, the Americans became our William Howard Taft suggested that from the concept stage and develop the new East Parking Garage this fall.
the Philippine Commission adopt a the qualication for voting xed in the has just named Bill Anderson its
benevolent benefactors and saviors and municipal code are that the voter shall it into a plan and reality will help With the new and enhanced features and
not conquering butchers who massacred national hero saying (as published in chief marketing ofcer. Bill will Pechanga to continue our proud history amenities, marketing will be crucial to
the Free Press of December 18, 1946): either speak, read, and write English
thousands of inhabitants.
And now, gentlemen, you must have or Spanish, or that he shall have been be responsible for overseeing all of innovation and success, said General the resort/casinos success, reinforcing
Did you know that in Springeld, Mas- formerly a municipal ofcer, or that he marketing divisions and player Manager Lee Torres. We are excited Bills new position as the leader of the
sachusetts, a model of the handgun .45 a national hero. In these fateful word, with the direction Bill is taking this new marketing division.
caliber is displayed as primarily made addressed by then Civil Governor W. H. should pay a tax equal to $15 a year or development. He will now over- combined marketing division and cant Bill graduated from the University of
Taft to the Filipino members of the civil own property of the value of $250 see a total of 165 team members.
against Muslims in Mindanao? In one The above would presuppose that only wait to see how these divisions will Nevada, with a degree in business man-
incident, American troops had cornered commission Pardo de Tavera, Legarda evolve as our resort expansion nears agement and a second major in casino
and Luzuriaga, lay the genesis of Rizal those with wealth and educated, mean- Bill Anderson is a 27-year casino
inhabitants deep in a crater and they shot ing largely from the landed elite, could completion. management. His hobbies include golf-
to death the Muslims, including women Day. Theodore Friend in his book, veteran with over 21 years of VP/Direc- Pechanga is currently under a $285 ing, gardening, watching Arsenal soccer,
Between Two Empires, says that Taft run, be elected, and trained in the ways tor experience in casino marketing. He
and infants who could not ght back of government patterned after the United million resort expansion set to open at and raising ducks and quail.
because they had no strong arms as the with other American colonial ofcials started working at Pechanga in 2011 as the end of this year. It includes the ad-
and some conservative Filipinos, chose States government. And since only those the director of player development and
American troops? wealthy could vote, this would insure dition of 568 rooms and suites, 70,000 About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Did you know that, like the Spaniards him (Rizal) as a model hero over other has quickly worked his way up due to additional square feet of event space, a Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one
contestants Aguinaldo too militant, that the interest only of the landed elite the outstanding growth of VIP and Asian
creating the guardia cibil, mercenaries will be represented in the government luxury, two-story spa and salon, a 4 of the largest and most expansive resort/
from among the indios, the United States Bonifacio too radical, Mabini unregener- market guests brought in under his lead- -acre resort pool complex, and two new casino experience anywhere in the
ate. This decision to sponsor Rizal was not the interest of the workers or the ership. He also tremendously increased
established the Philippine Constabulary peasants. And the landed elite were only restaurants. Pechanga recently celebrat- United States. Rated a Four Diamond
on August 8, 1901, by authority of the implemented with the passage of the fol- the satisfaction of his team internally as ed the grand opening of the brand new property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga
lowing Acts of the Philippine Commis- too gracious to accommodate the Ameri- well as led the player development divi-
Act No. 175 of the Philippine Commis- can colonialists because the American 2,400-space parking garage featuring Resort & Casino provides an unparal-
sion. The constabulary was created to sion: (1) Act No. 137 which organized sion to receive the best customer service 44 electric vehicle charging stations leled getaway. Offering more than
the politico-military district of Morong imperialists granted them what they did results theyve ever seen. Bill has held
assist the American troops in combating not achieve from the Spaniards that of and three Tesla Superchargers, marking 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games,
the remaining Filipino revolutionaries. and named it the province of Rizal in several casino positions, predominantly the completion of the rst phase of the
honor of the most illustrious Filipino and reforms plus a promise of independence. in leadership, with some of the most ( Continued on page 11 )
Captain Henry T. Allen was entrusted to expansion. Enough solar to power 100
the Philippine Constabularys creation the most illustrious Tagalog the islands ( Continued on page 11 )

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The least religious generation in Jack Ma keen 126 million U.S. users affected by Facebook
US History: A reection on Jean on making content from Russian sources reports
Twenges iGen Philippines Facebook, Google and Twit- Around 126 million users from Face-
book alone a potentially large portion
YouTube woes

internet faster
ter are expected to share their of the US voting public possibly saw Walker and Salgado also said there
"Should be required reading ndings regarding their own such content from Russian sources. were 18 channels at YouTube "likely
for those who wish to evan- investigations into possible associated" with the campaign that made
gelize the next generation," Philstar.com | MANILA, Philip- connections between Russian Google and the Internet Research English language videos available that
writes Bishop Robert Barron Agency appeared to have politically-oriented
pines Alibaba founder and ex- entities and posts, ads, and clips in the mix of offerings.
ecutive chairman Jack Ma looked even videos shared on YouTube Google, on its end, found two accounts A total of 1,108 such videos were
upbeat after a meeting with linked to the Internet Research Agency uploaded, totaling 43 hours of content,
President Duterte at Malacaang Rappler.com | MANILA, spent $4,700 on search and display ads and racked up 309,000 views in the 18
Jean Twenges book iGen is 10/31/2017 Facebook, Google, during last year's US election cycle, months leading up to the election won
one of the most fascinatingand yesterday despite reports that he Google general counsel Kent Walker and by US President Donald Trump.
complained of the slow internet and Twitter are slated to share
depressingtexts Ive read in their ndings from investigating
director of information security Richard The channels had relatively low view
the past decade. A professor of connection in the country. Salgado said in a blog post. counts, with only about three percent of
Duterte and Ma talked about potential connections between The ads were not targeted based on them logging more than 5,000 views.
psychology at San Diego State Russian entities and posted which states people lived in or their ap- The channels identied have been
University, Dr. Twenge has been, bringing in platforms to boost parent political leanings, the men said. suspended, according to Walker and
the mobile technology, internet content, advertising, and possibly
for years, studying trends among even videos shared on YouTube
"Like other internet platforms, we have Salgado.
young Americans, and her most banking and e-commerce indus- found some evidence of efforts to mis- There was no evidence that RT, a
try in the Philippines, ofcials that may have manipulated poli- use our platforms during the 2016 US reference to a state-run Russian televi-
recent book focuses on the gen- tics in the United States during election by actors linked to the Internet sion network, manipulated YouTube or
eration born between 1995 and who attended the meeting told Research Agency in Russia," Walker and violated its policies, the men said.
The STAR. the 2016 elections.
2012. Since this is the rst cohort Salgado said.
of young people who have never Media reports from Recode and the "While we have found only limited Election-related Tweets
that young generations disassociation Noting the slow local connection, Ma activity on our services, we will con-
known a world without iPads from religion is not just about their also expressed interest to help boost Wall Street Journal, among others, added
tinue to work to prevent all of it, because A source familiar with Twitter's testi-
and iPhones, and since these distrust of institutions; more are discon- internet services for the Philippines. the potential affected number may have
been more than originally estimated, there is no amount of interference that is mony for Congress meanwhiel said the
devices have remarkably shaped necting from religion entirely, even at Perfect! Excellent meeting, Ma told acceptable." service identied 36,746 accounts that
home and even in their hearts. reporters at the Palace grounds when especially as it pertains to social media
their consciousness and behavior, asked how his meeting with Duterte giant Facebook. ( Continued on page 8 )
Twenge naturally enough has
The future of truth and misinformation online
Now what are some of the reasons for went.
dubbed them the iGen. this disconnect? One, Twenge argues, Accompanied by Finance Secretary
is the iGen preoccupation with indi- Carlos Domiguez III, Sen. Richard Gor-
One of her many eye-opening ndings vidual choice. From their earliest years, don and government ofcials on his way In late 2016, Oxford Dictionar- environment in the coming decade? In be implemented to bring out the better
is that iGeners are growing up much iGeners have been presented with a out of Malacaang, Ma posed for seles summer 2017, Pew Research Center and angels guiding human nature.
more slowly than their predecessors. A dizzying array of choices in everything ies selected post-truth as the
with star-struck guests who were also Elon Universitys Imagining the Internet More specically, the 51% of these ex-
baby boomer typically got his drivers from food and clothes to gadgets and passing by the main entrance to attend word of the year, dening it as Center conducted a large canvassing of perts who expect things will not improve
license on his 16th birthday (I did); but lifestyles. And they have been encour- other events yesterday. relating to or denoting circum- technologists, scholars, practitioners, generally cited two reasons:
an iGener is far more willing to post- aged, by practically every song, video, It was very good, Ma said between stances in which objective facts strategic thinkers and others, asking The fake news ecosystem preys on
pone that rite of passage, waiting until and movie, to believe in themselves the taking of photographs. them to react to this framing of the issue: some of our deepest human instincts:
and follow their own dreams. All of this are less inuential in shaping
her 18th or 19th year. Whereas previous During the meeting, Duterte under- The rise of fake news and the pro- Respondents said humans primal quest
generations were eager to get out of the self-preoccupation and stress upon indi- scored the importance of technology in public opinion than appeals to liferation of doctored narratives that are for success and power their survival
house and nd their own way, iGeners vidual liberty stands sharply athwart the helping develop the economy. emotion and personal belief. spread by humans and bots online are instinct will continue to degrade the
seem to like to stay at home with their religious ideal of surrendering to God Noting Mas rags-to-riches story, The 2016 Brexit vote in the challenging publishers and platforms. online information environment in the
parents and have a certain aversion to and his purposes. My life, my death, Duterte also told Ma that it took him Those trying to stop the spread of false next decade. They predicted that manip-
my choice (a rather iGen friendly
United Kingdom and the tumul-
adulting. And Twenge argues that seven years to graduate from high school information are working to design tech- ulative actors will use new digital tools
smartphones have undeniably turned this motto which I recently saw emblazoned and that he was an ordinary student all
tuous U.S. presidential election nical and human systems that can weed to take advantage of humans inbred
new generation in on itself. A remark- on a billboard in California) sits very throughout his younger years but he highlighted how the digital age it out and minimize the ways in which preference for comfort and convenience
able number of iGeners would rather uneasily indeed with St. Pauls asser- eventually got a law degree and became has affected news and cultural bots and other schemes spread lies and and their craving for the answers they
text their friends than go out with them tion, whether we live or we die, we President. narratives. New information plat- misinformation. nd in reinforcing echo chambers.
and would rather watch videos at home are the Lords. A second major reason Duterte also narrated that he has not The question: In the next 10 years, Our brains are not wired to contend
than go to a theater with others. One for iGen dissatisfaction with religion is been tech savvy and has only lately
forms feed the ancient instinct will trusted methods emerge to block with the pace of technological change:
of the upshots of this screen-induced one that has surfaced in lots of surveys started to text. people have to nd information false narratives and allow the most These respondents said the rising speed,
introversion is a lack of social skills and and polls, namely, that religious belief Ma, a former school teacher turned that syncs with their perspec- accurate information to prevail in the reach and efciencies of the internet and
another is depression. is incompatible with a scientic view of technology giant in China, expressed his tives: A 2016 study that analyzed overall information ecosystem? Or will emerging online applications will mag-
Now there are many more insights that the world. One young man that Twenge intent to invest in the Philippines by tap- the quality and veracity of information nify these human tendencies and that
Dr. Twenge shares, but I was particularly interviewed is typical: Religion, at 376 million Facebook users
ping the youth using internet and mobile online deteriorate due to the spread of technology-based solutions will not be
interested, for obvious reasons, in her least to people my age, seems like its service as a platform for free trade. interactions with over 900 news unreliable, sometimes even dangerous, able to overcome them. They predicted
chapter on religious attitudes and behav- something of the past. It seems like In an interview, Gordon described the outlets found that people tend to socially destabilizing ideas? a future information landscape in which
iors among iGeners. In line with many something that isnt modern. Another meeting as very good, adding that the seek information that aligns with Respondents were then asked to choose fake information crowds out reliable
other researchers, Twenge shows that said, I knew from church that I couldnt Chinese billionaire spoke with vision one of the following answer options: information. Some even foresaw a world
the objective statistics in this area are believe in both science and God, so that their views.
by involving young people as he gears The information environment will in which widespread information scams
alarming. As recently as the 1980s, 90 was it. I didnt believe in God anymore. up his companies for expansion to the improve In the next 10 years, on bal- and mass manipulation cause broad
And a thirdalso attested to in lots of This makes many vulnerable to ac-
percent of high school seniors identied Philippines and the rest of the world. cepting and acting on misinformation. ance, the information environment will swathes of public to simply give up on
with a religious group. Among iGeners, studiesis the antigay attitudes sup- be IMPROVED by changes that reduce being informed participants in civic life.
posedly endemic to biblical Christianity. For instance, after fake news stories in
the gures are now around 65 percent Online payment June 2017 reported Ethereums founder the spread of lies and other misinforma- The 49% of these experts who expect
and falling. And religious practice is One of Twenges interviewees put it tion online. things to improve generally inverted that
with admirable succinctness: Im ques- Vitalik Buterin had died in a car crash
even more attenuated: only 28 pecent of Ma also discussed how his rms its market value was reported to have The information environment will reasoning:
12th graders attended services in 2015, tioning the existence of God. I stopped third party mobile and online payment, NOT improve In the next 10 years, on Technology can help x these prob-
going to church because Im gay and dropped by $4 billion.
whereas the number was 40 percent Ali-pays, can be expanded in the Philip- Misinformation is not like a plumbing balance, the information environment lems: These more hopeful experts said
in 1976. For decades, sociologists of was part of a gay-bashing religion. One pines. will NOT BE improved by changes the rising speed, reach and efcien-
survey stated the statistical truth bluntly problem you x. It is a social condition,
religion have been arguing that, though Apart from this, Ma said he is open like crime, that you must constantly designed to reduce the spread of lies and cies of the internet, apps and platforms
explicit afliation with religious institu- enough: 64 percent of 18- to 24-year- to expand e-commerce in the country other misinformation online. can be harnessed to rein in fake news
olds believed that Christianity is antigay, monitor and adjust to.
tions was on the decline, especially through Alibaba.com, which provides Some 1,116 responded to this nonsci- and misinformation campaigns. Some
among the young, most people remained and for good measure, 58 percent of consumer-to-consumer, business-to- entic canvassing: 51% chose the option predicted better methods will arise to
those iGeners thought the Christian When BBC Future Now interviewed a
spiritual, that is to say, convinced of business and business-to-consumer sales panel of 50 experts in early 2017 about that the information environment will create and promote trusted, fact-based
certain fundamental religious beliefs. I religion is hypocritical. services via web portals. not improve, and 49% said the informa- news sources.
Dismal stuff, I know. But Dr. Twenge the grand challenges we face in the 21st
remember many conversations with my Duterte and his economic team were century many named the breakdown of tion environment will improve. (See It is also human nature to come
friend Fr. Andrew Greeley along these performs a great service to all those receptive to Ma, who said that products About this canvassing of experts for together and x problems: The hope-
interested in the ourishing of religion, trusted information sources. The major
lines. made in the Philippines could be traded new challenge in reporting news is the details about this sample.) Participants ful experts in this canvassing took the
But Twenge indicates that this is no for she lays out the objectivities unblink- through the internet platform. were next asked to explain their an- view that people have always adapted
ingly, and this is all to the good, given new shape of truth, said Kevin Kelly,
longer true. Whereas even 20 years ago, He will provide platform, which can co-founder of Wired magazine. Truth is swers. This report concentrates on these to change and that this current wave of
the overwhelming number of Americans, our extraordinary capacity for wishful be used by small entrepreneurs and the follow-up responses. challenges will also be overcome. They
thinking and self-deception. Further, no longer dictated by authorities, but is
including youngsters, believed in God, young people, Gordon said, adding networked by peers. For every fact there Their reasoning revealed a wide range noted that misinformation and bad actors
now fully one third of 18- to 24-year- though she doesnt tell religious educa- this would bolster the senators plans to of opinions about the nature of these have always existed but have eventually
tors and catechists how to respond, she is a counterfact and all these counter-
olds say that they dont believe. As late further expand economic and free zones facts and facts look identical online, threats and the most likely solutions been marginalized by smart people and
as 2004, 84 percent of young adults said unambiguously indicates what is leading in Clark, Subic up to the Aurora Pacic required to resolve them. But the processes. They expect well-meaning
this most unreligious generation in our which is confusing to most people.
that they regularly prayed; by 2016, Economic Zone and Freeport. Americans worry about that: A Pew overarching and competing themes were actors will work together to nd ways to
fully one fourth of that same age cohort history away from the churches. Her Ma also advocated the use of mobile clear: Those who do not think things enhance the information environment.
book should be required reading for Research Center study conducted just
said that they never pray. We nd a simi- applications to open bank accounts after the 2016 election found 64% of will improve felt that humans mostly They also believe better information
lar decline in regard to acceptance of the those who wish to evangelize the next to make services available to a wider shape technology advances to their own, literacy among citizens will enable
generation. adults believe fake news stories cause
Bible as the Word of God: one fourth audience, especially the youth, Gordon a great deal of confusion and 23% said not-fully-noble purposes and that bad people to judge the veracity of material
of iGeners say that the Scriptures are a noted. they had shared fabricated political sto- actors with bad motives will thwart the content and eventually raise the tone of
compilation of ancient fables, legends, Order from Amazon at: Articial Intelligence has overtaken best efforts of technology innovators to discourse.
https://www.amazon.com/iGen-Super- ries themselves sometimes by mistake
history, and moral precepts recorded by manufacturing, the senator quoted Ma and sometimes intentionally. remedy todays problems. The majority of participants in this
men. Her dispiriting conclusion: The Connected-Rebellious-Happy-Adult- And those who are most hopeful
hood/dp/1501151983/?tag=aleteia-20 ( Continued on page 8 ) The question arises, then: What ( Continued on page 6 )
waning of private religious belief means will happen to the online information believed that technological xes can

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Giselle Alota, Francis Parker graduating senior selected at the United States Naval Academy for Class 2022
Giselle Alota, a senior student
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Hollywood Casino Jamul - San Diego. 2017 Penn National Gaming, Inc. *Must present Marquee Rewards Card to redeem discount. Must be 21 or older.
Need help? Call 1.800.GAMBLER (426-2537).