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Msgr. Gutierrez June 10, 2018 -- 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Little and Big — p.

Lifestyle Zena Sultana Babao: Test of Faith — p. 8
Events MABUHAY 5K: Run with Apl.de.ap at the Mabuhay 5K at the Chula Vista Marina on Sunday June 17 — p. 16
Destinations Phil Dang: 2018 Ohana Unity Seminar on June 16 at Miramar College Field House — p. 16
June 8-14, 2018

China may have removed missiles from South China Sea island — report Audrey Morallo , Philstar.com
U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy: What’s | MANILA, 6/7/2018 — China

In Memory of Dr. Edwin M. Yorobe

may have removed the missile
in it for Philippines? systems it installed on three of its
outposts in the South China Sea,
The perception that the Philip- es the “significance of a free and according to a report, although it
pines has become China’s ‘new open Indo-Pacific,” an alterna- is unclear if this was due to the
puppet’ while being an ally of the tive regional idea converging a international pressure Beijing has
US is problematic in the imple- panoply of security challenges been facing since the news on it
mentation of Trump administra- and issues facing littoral states in broke.
tion’s Indo-Pacific strategy the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, According to CNN, new analy-
and the South China Sea. sis from ImageSat International,
Rommel C. Banlaoi, Rappler. Though this strategy still suf- an Israeli intelligence firm,
com | 6/3/2018 (OP-Ed) — In fers a conceptual clarity and suggests that China may have
his speech at the 17th Shangri- operational problem being in its already removed or relocated its
La Dialogue in Singapore, US incipient stage of formulation missile systems.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and implementation, it aims to Previous imagery taken by
declared what he describes as the address 21st-century interstate the intelligence firm showed a
Trump administration’s “whole- competition, which according to number of missile launchers and
of-government” Indo-Pacific Mattis is not only persisting but a radar system on the shore of
strategy. also intensifying. Woody Island in Paracel Islands.
Mattis said this strategy reinforc- ( Continued on page 8 )
However, CNN said that these
had already disappeared based on
Former President Aquino: I can’t The Basketball Boys of Tierrasanta images taken on Sunday, which

stop thinking I’ll be jailed too

ISI said could indicate a deci-
sion by China to remove them or
transfer them to other parts of the
Marlon Ramos , Inquirer.net | South China Sea.
MANILA, 6/4/2018 The spec- By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
Publisher & Editor, The San Diego Asian Journal, the original and first Asian Journal in “It may be a regular practice. If
ter of suffering the same fate so, within the next few days we
as detained Sen. Leila de Lima America
may observe a redeployment in
is not lost on former President the same area,” ISI was quoted
Benigno Aquino III as he urged San Diego, California by the international network as
the Department of Justice (DOJ) June 1, 2018 saying.

on Monday to junk the criminal
“ et’s play basketball in Tierrasanta.” Tensions in the disputed waters
complaint brought against him by escalated in recent weeks after it
President Rodrigo Duterte’s rabid was reported that China deployed
supporters over the P3.5-billion Riz Oades, one of the foremost Filipino American university professors in San Diego, told
me during the late 1980s. Riz was teaching the Asian American experience at the San Diego State missile systems on three of its
Dengvaxia mess. outposts in the Spratly and Para-
“The only weapon we have is University. He was from Lumban, Laguna, the Philippines, a graduate of the Far Eastern University
Former President Benigno Aquino III and the truth and with the help of in Manila and the University of Hong Kong. Additionally, he had obtained his Ph. D. at Cornell Uni- cel Islands.
Janette Garin, Aquino’s health secretary, at- versity. China was also revealed to have
tend a hearing at the Department of Justice on God, we will overcome these landed a bomber capable of car-
charges filed against them for the Dengvaxia challenges,” Aquino told a press ( Continued on page 6 ) rying nuclear-tipped weapons on
scandal. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ ( Continued on page 12 )
Woody Island, and this and the
missile systems effectively put
Pinay lawyer-beauty queen Alumni elect Filipina to Harvard's the Philippines and the whole of

wins Miss Summer World 2018 governing body

Southeast Asia within Beijing’s
military reach.
The militarization of the dispute
GNP Team | LONDON, Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine resulted in rebuke from the US,
6/1/2018 — A Filipino beauty makes it to the university's but the Philippines, one of the
won the pageant title for Miss Board of Overseers, a much- main parties to the sea row, chose
Summer World 2018 in Europe, coveted seat to project a non-confrontational
becoming the first Asian to win stance as it courts China for
the title. Rappler.com | MASSACHU- money and investments.
Kaycee Coleen Lim was SETTS, USA, 6/4/2018 – China was recently disinvited by
crowned as the 15th Miss Sum- Alumni of Harvard University the US from a maritime exercise,
mer World in a televised pageant have elected Filipino-American an “initial response” to Beijing’s
in Durres, Albania. Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine and militarization of the conflict, the
Lim also won the Best National 5 others as new members of the Pentagon said.
Costume award wearing her na- Board of Overseers, the univer- "China's continued militarization
tional costume inspired by Pinta- sity’s second-highest governing of disputed features in the South
dos Tradition of Samar and Leyte, body that helps set the direction
A FIRST. Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine is elected to the Board of Overseers of Har-
( Continued on page 13 ) vard University. ( Continued on page 7 )
Kaycee Coleen Lim ( Continued on page 13 )

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Filipino Equestrian spreads the Olympism message

by Olympic.org, 5/3/2018 Olympic Games as well. So many things contributing to the direction of where athlete, a coach, a team manager; you've
Mikaela “Mikee” Cojuangco- in my life that I never planned have hap- the world goes. I think that women seen what sport is, and I don't think
Jaworski is a Filipino equestrian pened, and I think that when there are deserve it not because we are women, anybody can get to that level without
opportunities that present themselves, but because we are capable of doing all being someone who practises the values
jumper who has competed in it's up to us to decide to take it and make of that.” of friendship, respect and excellence. I
three Asian Games and two the most of it – even if we never even “As a member of the IOC’s Olympic think it becomes all the more important
South East Asian Games. Also an dreamt of it. From that day on I thought, Education Commission, my dream is that we send the message that this is not
actress and model, she became an ‘why did I ever limit myself?’” to see ‘Olympism’ in the dictionary. just about medals, it's about how people
As a member of the IOC’s Olympic Once the word ‘Olympism’ is in the got here and how other people can reach
IOC Member in 2013. Education Commission, my dream is to dictionary, then it means that it's com- their dreams, whether or not they're in
“I was 10 when I participated in my see ‘Olympism’ in the dictionary. monly used and people want more of an the world of sport. It’s about how we can
first equestrian competition. I remember Mikaela Cojuangco-Jaworski PHI understanding about the word and how it do this in a way that we can be proud
sitting on my sister's bed and saying “I have four sisters and no brothers, so applies in their lives.” of our success, and other people can be
to her: ‘You know my coach said the I grew up in a home where the women “As I go along, it becomes more clear happy for us.”
craziest thing to me today. She said to dominated. I compete in a sport where to me that Olympism is a way of being, “My message to all the athletes in
me ‘Maybe one day you can ride in the men and women have always competed it's when you have that desire to be the the world would not be to try to learn
Asian Games’, but I think she's crazy.’ against each other, and I come from a best that you can be. It’s when you do what Olympism is, but to find it inside
My sister said: ‘Why would you think culture where men automatically open this in a way where you do not step on themselves because it's already there. If
that she's crazy?’ I said: ‘Well, I'm just doors for women, give women their other people or organisations or rules to you feel that you've had success because
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horses so I don't know how I'm going This is where I come from. In my travels there is so much joy and fulfilment in enjoyed and appreciated that journey,
to do that, I think that's aiming a bit to different countries as an athlete, I doing it that it doesn't feel like work if you've been inspired by someone
too high.’ She replied, ‘Well you know, realised that not all women have enjoyed because it just is part of the way you else, if you want to be a better person
it's never bad to aim high. I think you the same opportunities that I have. I find want to be.” every day, not just in your sport but as a
should make that a goal.’” it such a huge blessing to be a wife and “You can’t be involved in the Games human being, that's what Olympism is.
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I did compete in the Asian Games and do believe that it's important to have pic values, whether you know it or these values without even realising, it
had the chance to try to qualify for the women contributing to the decisions, not. Being in sport, whether you're an becomes our job to give that back and to
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A Glimpse of Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson: You've crossed the line

Ilonggo History She posted it as a way to defend
Duterte from criticism after the latter
kissed a woman during a meeting with
Accompanying her caption was a video
montage of Mocha's posts about Kris
or her family – from 2017 to present –
by Dinggol Araneta the Filipino community in South Korea.
"Marami akong pinalagpas. Binala-
footage of Cory and Ninoy's funerals,
and portions of the video which Mocha
Divinagracia hura mo na ang buong pagkatao ng posted. The entire video was set to Lu-
Dinggol is an Ilonggo Historian of modern times. pamilya namin.... Mapapansin mo si Noy ther Vandross' "Dance with My Father."
He is a Lover of Nature by profession; a Genealogist hindi parte ng video ko dahil buhay siya. This was not the first time Kris defend-
by avocation and an Advocate of Federalism. Kaya niyang depensahan ang sarili niya. ed her family. In February, she spoke out
Pero nung napanuod ko 'yung inupload against trolls during the celebration of
mo para depensahan si Presidente People Power, saying there were many
The First "Miss Philippines" Duterte (na ni minsan hindi ko pinakita-
an ng hindi maganda) alam mo ba kung
people spreading fake news about her
mother's legacy in Philippine history.

was an Ilongga ano ang ginawa mo? Sinariwa mo ang

sugat sa puso ng isang batang 12 years
old nung pinaslang ng walang kalaban-
Mocha was first known for leading the
all-girls dance group Mocha Girls and
dishing out advice on safe sex and sex
(By: DinggolAranetaDivinagracia - a weekly contributor to "El Tiempo"
May 29, 2018) -- Iloilo's most popular newspaper in laban ang kanyang ama," she said. positivity.
ENOUGH. Kris Aquino calls out Mocha Uson for disrespecting her family, most (I've let many things pass. But you have She then took on a more political tone
"A tribute to Pura Villanueva Western Visayas and also contributor to
disrespected our whole family. If you no- and began joining calls for Duterte, then
metropolitan periodicals with articles, notably her late father Ninoy. File photos by Camille Elemia/Vernise Tantuco/Rappler
Kalaw (1886-1954) for her initia- which mostly dwelt on feminine rights. tice, [former president Benigno Aquino Davao City mayor, to run for president.
tive that gave Filipino women, The 'Queen of All Media' lash- she "crossed the line" when she III] is not part of the video because he is She has been among his fiercest defend-
alive. He can defend himself. But when ers during the 2016 campaign, the early
the right to vote". --dinggol.d~~~ In 1906, at age 20, this fearless Ilongga es out against the entertainer- dragged Kris' parents in defending I saw the video you uploaded to defend months of his presidency, and especially
organized the Asociacion Femini-
sta Ilongga, the main purpose was to turned-government-official President Rodrigo Duterte. President Duterte – whom I have never now as a Palace official.
enfranchise women in the country. The shown ill will towards – you know what Mocha has lashed out repeatedly
Rappler.com | MANILA, Kris, youngest daughter of the late for- you did? You opened the wounds of a against personalities and even members
credo she formulated; “What a man can
mer president Corazon "Cory" Aquino girl who was only 12 years old when her of the media whom she claim are work-
do, a woman can do as well.” Thus, the 6/4/2018 – Kris Aquino lashed and opposition icon Benigno "Ninoy" father was killed defenselessly.) ing to put Duterte down. She has made a
first women's suffrage movement in the out against Presidential Com- Aquino Jr, was reacting to Mocha's Kris said she cried when she saw the habit of labeling the media as peddlers of
Philippines was born in Iloilo.
munications Operations Office reposting of old footage of her father video of her father being kissed by two "fake news."
(PCOO) Assistant Secretary moments before he was assassinated. women because it was something Cory Asec Mocha Uson - marami akong
Notwithstanding many obstacles and
Mocha, on her Facebook page, posted was deprived of. Kris also hit Mocha pinalagpas. Binalahura mo na ang buong
strong opposition from an all male Leg- Mocha Uson on Tuesday, June 5, footage of two women kissing the late for mocking her late mother, a former pagkatao ng pamilya namin... Mapapan-
islature, the fight for women’s right went telling the former entertainer that Ninoy. president, in the process. sin mo si Noy hindi parte ng video ko
on. The women's movement evolved
into the Society for the Advancement of dahil BUHAY sya. Kaya nyang depensa-

Motorsports: Alberto the only Pinoy in Superstock

Women; Women’s Club of Manila; and han ang sarili nya. Pero nung napanuod
finally, in 1921, the numerous women’s ko yung inupload mo para depensahan

1000 European Championship

clubs throughout the country banded si presidente Duterte (na ni minsan hindi
together into the National Federation of ko pinakitaan ng hindi maganda) alam
Women’s Clubs. Their official propa- mo ba kung ano ang ginawa mo? Sinari-
LANUEVA was born on August 27,
1886 in Arevalo, Iloilo City to Emilio ganda mouthpiece was titled "Women’s
ABS CBN News | MANILA, wa mo ang sugat sa puso ng isang batang
Outlook". The national campaign for 5/2/2018 -- TJ" Alberto continues 12 years old nung pinaslang ng walang
Villanueva, an illustrious Parianon, and
the enfranchisement of Filipino women to step up his game internation- kalaban laban ang kanyang ama. Umiyak
Emilia Garcia, a native of Palencia, in
spearheaded by Pura Villanueva-Kalaw ako ng tuloy tuloy dahil NAINGGIT
the Castille-Leon region of Spain. After ally following his feat in the Cam-
continued until the women's suffrage ako sa 2 babaeng nakahalik sa Dad ko
preliminary schooling at the Instituto pionato Italiano Velocita in 2017
plebiscite resulted in women being quali- bago sya pinatay. Isang regalong hindi
de Santa Ana in Molo, she took formal
education at Santa Catalina College in fied to vote. as part of the Ducati Motocorsa binigay sa nanay ko na walang tigil mo
Pura Villanueva married Teodoro M. Team. ring binabastos. Nangako akong hindi
Manila. While in the nation's capital,
kita papatulan - but this time you crossed
this Ilongga mestiza with wealth, beauty Kalaw of Lipa, Batangas in simple This year he doubled his com- the line. You reminded me of how much
and brain attracted the high and famous rites at the Molo Catholic Church on mitment, lining up for the grid
May 6 1910. They were blest with four I hurt my mom nung buntis ako kay josh
Manila society.
children; former Senator Maria Kalaw- while sporting the number 77 & na disown ako pero nung 1 month si
Katigbak; Teodoro Kalaw, Jr.; Purita and the Philippine flag at the ever kuya - naglakas loob akong pumunta sa
At the age of 22, she was proclaimed
Times Street & once kinarga nya yung
“First Carnival Queen” of the Philip- Kalaw-Ledesma, and Evelina Kalaw- competitive FIM Superstock 1000 apo nya - sya na yung pinaka nagmahal
pines, precursor of the “Miss Philip- Pines. European Championship (STK
The Ilongga who made an indelible sa anak kong may autism. Pinaalala
pines” Beauty Pageant.
mark in the annals of history as the first 1000). mo na nung issue namin ni joey, nung
Miss Philippines and the first Suffragate; umamin ako sa STD, niyakap lang ako
Pura Villanueva love for writing and
Pura Villanueva Kalaw, died at age 67 of ng nanay ko. Sa lahat ng naging palpak
her journalistic endeavor had won her ( Continued on page 12 )
TJ Alberto sporting the number 77. From alberto's Facebook page
several major literary prizes. She was heart attack on March 21, 1954. Filipino-rider Timothy Joseph " ( Continued on page 12 )

Complicated Affairs

Catching up

Chapter 20 of "Complicated Af- from Tijuana. There was a photo taken ticing it. Clearly, they were not enough
fairs" by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. during Blanca’s baptism with the altar of for them to catch up. Mercedes walked
the chapel in Tijuana as a background. towards them and told her daughter
“That’s your godmother,” Danny point- it was time to go. By then, Mercedes’
As soon as Bobby had left, Mer- ed at his sister Marlene in the photo. She bitterness had eased. She noticed how
cedes, Danny’s former girlfriend, was standing beside him while he was affectionate and loving Danny could be
asked him if they could leave holding the baby Blanca. “She’s also to his daughter, the same qualities which
Applebee’s and go to the food your ‘Tia,’ and you’re going to meet her had once endeared her to him.
one of these days.” “No mentira, Danilo, ha (No lies,
court in the mall instead. This The girl was pleased and impressed Danilo, ha)?” she warned Danny sternly.
way, Danny and his daughter with seeing one of her Filipino kins. She didn’t want her daughter to suffer
Blanca could talk in private while “Here you are when we took you to the the same broken heart she had before
Mercedes walked around. San Diego Zoo,” he said showing her a with the man she loved.
photo. “Do you remember?” Danny vowed not to do so to his own
“She was always asking about you,” The girl shook her head. She was about daughter. He was relieved Mercedes
Mercedes told Danny. four years old then, just a few months didn’t ask for financial support. But
The girl was just staring at Danny, before Danny left for the Philippines. before they parted ways, Danny handed
unable to speak English. Using broken Blanca took out the copies of the same his daughter the one-hundred-dollar bill
Spanish, Danny tried his best to com- photos from her bag. It turned out the fa- his friend Bobby had given him. Finally,

Follow Your Dream s

municate. He was able to do so with his ther and daughter had been dearly hold- Blanca got something from her own
other Mexican girlfriends before, and ing on to the same images of themselves, father, aside from the love and affection

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even impregnated at least two of them. despite their being thousands of miles the two had just shared with each other.
His broken Spanish was enough for him apart through all those years.
to establish an amoral relationship, as Danny told her about Blanca’s half THE NEXT DAY, DANNY RE-
he was able to earn their trust and share sisters and brothers, his parents and CEIVED a text message on his cell
a common affection with them. The his siblings. He left out some unsavory phone from his daughter. It was in
language of sex and love, he knew, was details of which he was ashamed. Spanish, but he could understand it. She
universal. Danny knew he could not make up was very happy they had met and was
for the lost years and moments with his looking forward to forming a permanent

Throughout their broken Spanish/Eng-
lish conversation, the father and daughter daughter. He never witnessed her first relationship. The text messages became a
held each other’s hands tightly, not day in school, her many birthdays, her daily routine, which pleased Danny very
wanting to let go of each other. Danny school activities, her graduations and much.
was charming enough that he knew his other significant moments in her life. But “How are you Dad?” she would text in
it was too late to feel sorry for them. He Spanish. “What did you do today?”

daughter was not disappointed in seeing

him. Although he wanted to build strong wanted to do something for her, but he Danny never got tired of answering the
relations with many women he met for had no money to give and didn’t want messages, even if he had to lie to paint
the first time, it was with this girl, his to mesh up with the generous financial a good image of him in his daughter’s
own daughter, whom he wanted to have arrangements with her grandfather. He mind. Over time, he grew more and
a relationship with most of all. thought of things he could afford to give more honest, telling her exactly how
He explained why he had to leave for her aside from his love and affection. miserable he was, his problems with his
the Philippines. He lied a little bit, telling Then it dawned on him. He could get her wife, girlfriends and money.
her there was no way for him to come
back to the U.S. at that time due to a visa
a U.S. citizenship, for he was a natural-
ized American citizen, after all. Blanca
“Your messages make my day,” he
would text Blanca. “Whenever I get Apply Now For Priority Registration!

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problem. Moreover, upon his return, he liked the idea. It would enable her to them, I forget about my worries.”
said he didn’t know where to find her. avail of all the opportunities America, Blanca was pleased.
He sensed Blanca knew he was lying, the Land of Milk and Honey, could of-
but she required no explanation. Finally, fer. Although they just lived across the BEFORE THANKSGIVING DAY,
border in Mexico, they had few means Danny told his son JR about Blanca.

Start August 20
she could tell her friends that she had a
father. And she had met him. Even be- to stay in the U.S permanently. Her own “Invite them to my house on Thanks-
fore, Blanca had researched her Filipino relatives had been longing for such an giving, Dad,” JR told his father.
culture. She knew about her culture and opportunity, yet with no success. Thus, Definitely, JR was not a chip of the
community, wishing she would be able they had to contend with the hard life in old block. He turned up to be a very
to meet some of her Filipino relatives. Tijuana. Finally, she would have use for responsible family man who was gluing
Danny promised to take her to them one her deadbeat father. together the rest of the family. He tried
day. In the meantime, they had to catch “You have three citizenships,” he to understand his father’s situation.
up. There were many gaps to fill out, a told her. “You are a Mexican citizen, Danny was pleased with his son’s
lot of questions to be answered.
Danny took out from his pocket some
faded photos he had kept all those years,
an American citizen, and a Filipino
The girl smiled.
invitation. When he told Blanca about it,
she was ecstatic. She had been longing
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Invasive ‘Aussie Mozzie’ found in San Diego County Highly processed Typhus case prompts flea
By Gig Conaughton, County of San
Diego | SAN DIEGO, 6/1/2018 ---
foods and protection warning
Have you mosquito-proofed cancer risk By Gig Conaughton, County of San
Diego Communications Office
about 200 cases of murine typhus report-
ed each year in the United States. Most
your backyard by dumping out by David Sampson, American Cancer Jun. 1, 2018 | 9:16 AM cases occur in Texas, California and
standing water? You should. The Society Hawaii. San Diego County public health
"Aussie Mozzie" has arrived in officials said there is typically around
A study out Wednesday suggests one locally acquired case reported here
San Diego County. annually. However, they said, the disease
Have you mosquito-proofed eating a lot of highly processed is often not recognized because most
your backyard by dumping out foods might be associated with people who contract it recover without
standing water? You should. The higher rates of cancer. The study any treatment.
"Aussie Mozzie" has arrived in appears in BMJ, and the authors
Even though most people never need
San Diego County. admit more study is needed, but treatment, some murine typhus cases
San Diego County residents warn that the rapid adoption of may be severe. The Centers for Disease
now have one more reason to find what they call “ultra-processed Control and Prevention (CDC) reports
San Diego County’s native mosquitoes, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or foods” may increase the cancer that there is no vaccine to prevent
and dump out standing water in murine typhus, but that it can be treated
like to bite during daylight hours. All IR3535. Make sure screens on windows burden in the coming decades.
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We asked Marji McCullough, SCD, or lead to damage to one or more organs
County environmental health first bite another person or animal carry- RD, strategic director of nutritional epi-
officials said they’ve found a new ing a disease they can spread. Report possible mosquito activity County health officials are including the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs,
demiology for her thoughts on the study. and brain.
In laboratory studies, Aedes notoscrip- urging pet owners who let their
type of invasive, aggressive, day- tus has been shown to be capable of Report increased mosquito activity, or
biting mosquito in La Mesa — the transmitting Murray Valley encephalitis, neglected, green swimming pools and
“This was a well-conducted study but animals outside to remember County public health officials said
we should be cautious about interpret- to protect their pets — and
Australian backyard mosquito, Ross River virus and Barmah Forest other mosquito-breeding sources, as well ing what exactly is responsible for the
symptoms of murine typhus typically
Aedes notoscriptus, also known virus if they first bite an infected host, as dead birds — dead crows, ravens, higher cancer risk. For example, people themselves — from fleas after begin within two weeks of coming into
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as the “Aussie Mozzie.” Australia and surrounding areas. tal health’s Vector Control Program by
eating more highly processed foods are
However, like the Aedes aegypti, the calling (858) 694-2888 or emailing vec-
eating fewer healthy foods that may from a relatively rare but poten- Symptoms can include fever and chills,
County officials said they believe the reduce the risk of cancer. tially deadly form of typhus. body aches and muscle pain, loss of ap-
Aussie Mozzie is also known to transmit tor@sdcounty.ca.gov. Also report if you
mosquito is more nuisance than human dog heartworm to dogs and cats if it are being bitten by mosquitoes during petite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain,
health risk. However, they said it is “Highly processed foods are frequently
aggressive and prefers to live and breed
bites an infected animal and then bites daylight hours, or if you find mosquitoes packed with sugar, salt, fat and calories. County public health officials cough, and rash, which typically occurs
pets. that match the description of Aedes mos- said a North Park woman was around the fifth day of illness.
near people; in yards and even inside The authors did try to control for these
quitoes by contacting the Vector Control
homes. Both the American Veterinary Medical Program at (858) 694-2888.
factors, but it’s difficult to totally control hospitalized in May but has fully In addition to using flea-control
“One of the best things you can do to for these and other dietary components. recovered after contracting mu- products on pets, County officials said
Association and American Heartworm
protect yourself from mosquitoes is to Society recommend pet owners have For more information about mosqui- rine typhus, a bacterial disease. the public can also protect themselves
get rid of all standing water so they can’t “Of note, a large proportion of the and their pets by keeping rodents and
veterinarians test and prescribe heart- to-borne illnesses, go to San Diego highly processed foods in this study
lay eggs and breed near you,” said Chris worm preventives to protect pets. Heart- County’s “Fight the Bite” website. It is most commonly spread by fleas animals away from their homes, work-
Conlan, a supervising vector ecologist were sugary products and beverages, places and recreational areas. People
worm preventives are available only by which contribute to weight gain and add that feed on infected rats, opossums,
with the County’s Vector Control Pro- prescription from veterinarians. cats, raccoons and rodents. Those fleas should remove brush, rock piles, junk,
gram. “That means dumping water out little nutritional value to the diet. cluttered firewood and food supplies —
can hitchhike into people’s homes on
of the saucers under flowerpots and toys County of San Diego officials, pet cats and dogs if pets are let outside especially pet food.
laying in the yard. These mosquitoes “In addition, people who eat more
meanwhile, said county residents could highly processed foods tend to have without flea protection. People get sick
are called the ‘backyard mosquito’ for a protect themselves and their pets from with murine typhus when infected flea People should use Environmental Pro-
reason.” other unhealthy dietary and lifestyle tection Agency (EPA)-registered insect
invasive Aedes mosquitoes by remem- behaviors which might not have been feces are rubbed into cuts or scrapes
County Vector Control found three bering to follow the County’s “Prevent, in the skin. The disease is not spread repellent labeled for use against fleas
adult female Australian backyard mos- fully accounted for in this study. if they think they could be exposed to
Protect, Report” guidelines. person-to-person.
quitoes last week in a trap they placed fleas during activities such as camping,
in La Mesa in response to a complaint “We know people who eat more pro- hiking, or working outdoors. Permethrin
Prevent mosquito breeding cessed and red meat, potatoes, refined “The woman who became ill had an in-
about mosquito bites. The mosquito had door/outdoor cat and remembered being can be used to treat clothing and outdoor
previously been found in Los Angeles grains, and sugar sweetened beverages gear, but it should not be used on skin.
Dump out or remove any item inside and foods are at a higher risk of develop- bitten by fleas before getting sick,” said
about three years ago. or outside of homes that can hold water, Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, the County
Aedes notoscriptus is the third type of ing certain cancers. It’s still unclear what More information about murine typhus
such as plant saucers, rain gutters, role processing has in this relationship; of San Diego’s Deputy Public Health
invasive Aedes mosquito that has been buckets, garbage cans, toys, old tires, Officer. “Keeping fleas off your pets and can be found at the Centers for Disease
found in San Diego County in the last more research on this will be done to Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
and wheelbarrows. Mosquito fish, more carefully tease out this risk. out of your homes is the best prevention
four years. Aedes aegypti, the yellow available for free by contacting the for murine typhus.”
fever mosquito that originated in Africa, “In the meantime, this is one more
Vector Control Program, may be used to piece of evidence that a diet rich in
was found here in 2014. Aedes albopic- control mosquito breeding in backyard County officials said the public can
tus, the Asian tiger mosquito native to whole grains, whole fruits and vegeta-
water sources such as unused swim- bles, as recommended in the American reduce the risk of getting murine typhus
tropical forests of southeast Asia, was ming pools, ponds, fountains and horse by using veterinarian-approved flea con-
found here in 2015. Cancer Society guidelines, is beneficial
troughs. for lowering cancer risk.” trol products for cats and dogs. This is
Aedes notoscriptus looks similar to the especially important for animals that go
other two invasive Aedes mosquitoes; Marji also had an important tip for
Protect yourself from mosquito bites shoppers: “Focus your shopping on outside, which are more likely to come
small to mid-sized, with pale markings in contact with fleas and then bring them
and banded legs, and in some cases, a the perimeter of the grocery store,” she
Protect yourself from mosquito-borne says. “That’s usually where the whole inside.
hairy back. illnesses by wearing long sleeves and
All three of the invasive Aedes mosqui- foods tend to be; vegetables, fruit, whole
pants or use repellent when outdoors. grains, etc.” The California Department of Public
toes like to live near people and, unlike Use insect repellent that contains DEET, Health (CDPH) reports that there are

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He would bring with him his son,
Evgeny, who was about ten years old at
that time. Riz sons, Krispin and Kahuku
(he was born in Hawaii, thus the name),
would tag along while my three daugh-
ters played on their own in the park
under the care of my wife. Edwin’s son
Evgeny became an accomplished photo-
graphic artist, Kris a chef, and Kahuku a
scientist like his mother, Zeny.
We always joked that Edwin was "a
writer masquerading as a doctor", for
he was a good writer and avid lover of
prose and poetry. I am not sure now, but

In Memory of Dr Edwin M. Yorobe: Letter to the Editor

I remember somebody telling me that
he was an editor of “The Advocate,” the

The Basketball Boys of Tierrasanta

award-winning campus newspaper of his
alma mater, The Far Eastern University,
while he was a student. If it was true, Letter to the editor:
many journalism and English majors
( Continued from page 1 ) of the school must have been jealous of
him: a medical student winning the edi- Hello I am a 31 year male who was born in the US to an American
Many second generation Filipino torship of the school paper they naturally citizen father and a Filipina mother. I would like to know what I need
Americans, mostly children of expected to get considering it was along to do in order to become a dual citizen? What are my options? I have
Filipino U.S. Navy sailors, passed the line of their professional interest. been overstaying here in the Philippines for 10 years now which is
“I entertained the thought of pursuing
through his tutelage when they a writing career,” Edwin told me. “But why I need to get my dual citizenship.
took his course at the San Diego there was no money in it.”
State University. He was one Since he was equally adept in sci-

of the few Filipinos with a high ence, he decided to become a doctor
instead and wrote as a hobby. Edwin Dear Sir, thank you for your email and for reading the Asian Journal.
intellectual stature who had a was handsome, a perceptive writer, a We are happy to answer your inquiry.
positive influence on these young skillful basketball player and a good ( Continued from page 14 )
Filipino Americans. doctor. Those were the qualities Riz powerful giant out there.
You mentioned that you are now 31 years old. This means that you
At that time, Riz was writing a and I wanted to achieve, except perhaps
that of being a doctor, since we were Evolution has no fixed timetable, but were born around 1987. Thus, your citizenship is governed by the
regular column, “Asian American squeamish, especially with regards to always favors the youth and change. 1973 or 1987 Philippine constitution. Under either constitution, a per-
Experience” in the newspaper I blood and other medical matters. Riz’s The financial superstructure represents son born of a Filipino parent (mother or father) is a Filipino.
published, The San Diego Asian mother would have to put the tablets he societal values that have had a non-stop
Journal. I was in my thirties then, had to take when sick inside a piece of growth for millennia. It simply grew
banana for him to swallow it when he more sophisticated in form to what it is What you can do is to go to the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros
Riz in his forties, but we were was a young boy. today. If, however, the younger genera- Manila and apply for a certificate of citizenship.
still strong enough to play our The three of us also enjoyed talking tions and the ones who will soon follow
favorite sport, basketball. about politics in the Philippines. Edwin’s will also continue their growing unease Sincerely,
The late Dr. Edwin M. Yorobe brother-in-law was an elected official in about these values and the superstructure
We agreed to meet every Saturday at 9 (screengrab from Sharp Healthcare) their home province in Bicol. these have created, then a fundamental
in the morning at the public basketball to guard me closely and I earned his re- It has been many years since our shift is in the offing. Rogelio Tang Karagdag, Jr.
court in Tierrasanta, a secluded neigh- spect, well, on that part of the basketball basketball days in Tierrasanta during the Licensed to Practice Law in California and the Philippines
borhood in San Diego where he lived. I court, at least. late 1980s. Our children are grown up The birth of cryptocurrencies seems 10717 Camino Ruiz, Suite 102
had to drive from our house in Southbay Riz had a weird way of making his and successful in their own professions. to be a form of rebellion against control San Diego, California 92126
with my wife and three young daugh- shots. Like the early basketball players We had achieved our dreams for them to and dominance in the eyes of the young. Telephones (858)348-7475/(858)536-4292
ters. They would have picnic in the park of yore, he would shoot with both hands become educated and responsible human That may be why cryptocurrencies have Efax 1-858-408-3373
while I played basketball. from below his waist. And he would beings. appeared too far out and criticized by
Riz also invited one of the more make them. Although less than five feet Riz had passed away many years ago, financial giants yet more cryptocur- Unit 1718, Manila Executive Regency
prominent Filipino American physicians tall, he told me he could have made the while Edwin, I just found out, died in his rencies are born. In fact, the financial 1200 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita
in San Diego at that time, Dr. Edwin M. national team when he played for the sleep two days ago, May 30th. I could superstructure is threatened enough to Manila, Philippines
Yorobe, who also lived in Tierrasanta. University of Hong Kong, had he been just hear Riz dribbling a basketball in begin a tentative experimentation and (011)632-554-0412/(011)632-522-1199
It turned out Edwin, who was from the a subject of that British territory. And Heaven, waiting for Edwin to play with adoption. Whether the established finan-
Bicol Region in the Philippines, was his I believed him, for he was such a good him. While I am not in a hurry to join cial system knows it or not, the ending
student at the Far Eastern University. shooter he would make most of his them to complete our old team, they of its form is already starting to happen
Edwin was two years older than I and shots, even with his awkward style. would at least not have to worry about and the younger values and creations
also had a passion for basketball. somebody making perfect shots from the have begun their march to new eras.
“Basta’t huwag ninyo lang akong Edwin was a good player too but had a sides. - AJ
iiwanan sa gilid (Just don’t leave me
alone on the sides),” I teased Riz when
more conventional style. Nothing fancy,
just pure business and effective. Before
In the political world, too, giants
should be forewarned. A new dawn is
Call the Asian Journal at 619.474.0588
we started to play. he would play, Edwin would do his emerging. It is from this that I source for your advertising needs.
He ignored my warning and paid stretching exercises, knowing exactly endless optimism.
dearly for it, as I continued making my what a good player, especially a doctor,
shots from the sides. Later on, he had must do to avoid injuries.

The process
widespread impacts over the last two bie, crown-of-thorns starfish and coral illicit sex with a minor between 18 Janu-
years,” he said. disease are all having impacts. ary to February 6, 2013. He admitted
“We’re very concerned about what this AIMS has been tracking coral cover ( Continued from page 13 ) this to investigators. It is likely he could
means for the Great Barrier Reef itself in the Great Barrier Reef since 1985, serve many years in a US prison.
and what it means for the communities providing a holistic picture over time were indeed minors. The Homeland Other countries have similar extra
and industries that depend on it. The of net coral cover (including both coral Security agent assisted also. (see The territorial laws but they do not use
amount of coral that died from bleaching loss from impacts and coral growth from Raid on https://www.youtube.com/ them much, if at all. When the abusers
in 2016 is up from our original estimates recovery). While varying from year-to- watch?v=7xRCk8Ni-cs) or rapist escapes the country where he
and, at this stage, although reports are year, the AIMS data shows a declining In all, as many as 15 young girls were committed the crime, he should be tried
still being finalized, it’s expected we’ll trend in coral cover since 1985. rescued and Arthur David Benjamin in his own country. Justice for children
also see an overall further coral cover stood trial in Olongapo City before abused abroad should be a priority for
decline by the end of 2017.” Causes of coral loss the efficient and reliable Judge Ma. all countries. But for the United States, it
Throughout 2016 the Marine Park Au- Christina Mendoza-Pizarro. Benja- is a top priority as it should be.
thority, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Cyclones and coral-eating crown-of- min eventually pleaded guilty to a In 1996, Preda Foundation rescued two
Service, Australian Institute of Marine thorns starfish were responsible for the lower charge. Judge Mendoza-Pizzaro child victims abused by a German and
Science (AIMS) and the ARC Centre greatest coral loss before 2016. Com- ruled that besides the sentence served, a Dutch child sex abusers in a Boracay

Climate impacts of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies bined with coral bleaching — which is Benjamin had to pay a serious amount beach resort. The suspected abusers
conducted extensive surveys of the mass predicted to become more frequent and of money as compensation and moral were arrested but managed to escape.
bleaching. Both aerial and in-water sur- more severe as a result of steadily rising damages to the child victim who was the Preda pursued the case in Germany.
Significant coral decline and habi- “Global coral bleaching over the veys confirmed a pronounced gradation ocean temperature — the long-term main complainant. It is a big victory for This writer went there to the town of
in impacts from north to south. trend of coral decline is expected to justice for the child and youth victims Iserlohn (North Rhine-Westphalia) and
tat loss on the Great Barrier Reef last two years has led to wide-
The most severe mortality was con- continue and accelerate. Recovery from and success for the Preda social workers talked with the prosecutor. The case
spread coral decline and habitat fined to the area north of Port Douglas, bleaching is also likely to be slower than who started the investigation and saw it was brought before Judge Vaupel and
We all have our dreams; espe- loss on the Great Barrier Reef. where an estimated 70 per cent of from other impacts. Results from recent through to the end. his court paid the airfares and hotel for
cially our travel dreams. One shallow water corals died and there aerial surveys of the Great Barrier Reef That was not the end of Benjamin’s the two children and their social worker.
of mine is to visit Great Barrier Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Au- was significant variability between and will be used to target recovery efforts in troubles. The US Homeland Security at They gave their testimony in court and
thority Chairman Russell Reichelt said within reefs. those areas worst affected by this year’s the US Embassy takes a keen interest in were believed. The accused was found
Reef in Australia. I don’t know if It’s now confirmed an estimated 29 per coral bleaching event, as well as boost all suspected US Nationals in the Philip- guilty and sentenced to only two and a
ongoing and future climate impacts were
I’ll ever make it there but if so, concerning. “As has been the case with cent of shallow water corals died from the resilience of those parts that remain pines linked to nefarious child abuse or half years in jail. That was all the law
I hope most of it is healthy and reefs across the world, the Great Barrier bleaching in 2016. Coral bleaching did largely unscathed. Great Barrier Reef pornography. They had Benjamin, his allowed.
will be for generations to come. Reef has experienced significant and extend to deeper corals beyond depths Marine Park Authority Chairman Dr cronies and supporters under surveil- In some countries in Europe, the
divers typically survey to, but mortality Russell Reichelt said the results of lance as they gathered evidence. judges and the law appear to be more
cannot be systematically assessed. This surveys conducted by the ARC Centre of The Homeland Security Investigations sympathetic to the abusers and forget
up from the original estimated 22 per Excellence for Coral Reef Studies would (HSI) soon had the evidence against the trauma and pain of rape and abuse
cent in mid-2016, with most mortality assist the Authority to refine a support Benjamin and charged him under US of the victims. I wrote recently that the
occurring in the north of the Reef. strategy for the Reef, in the wake of Law Title 18, U.S.C. 2423 (c) for judges in some European countries like
Over this same period there continued this year’s extreme weather conditions, Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct in France and Finland and elsewhere insist
to be strong recovery in the south in the in addition to ongoing pressures such Foreign Places before a United States that to convict for child rape, there has
absence of bleaching and other impacts. as coral disease and crown-of-thorns magistrate judge on 18 March 2018. to be proven violence and coercion and,
In 2017, further coral loss is expected starfish outbreaks. The first count is that he had illicit sex in some situations, that the victim must
from the second consecutive year of “The Great Barrier Reef, along with with a 16-year old between March 2012 resist and fight back. It is impossible
bleaching and the impacts of tropical other reefs around the world, has suf- through to December 2012. most time to prove force was used and
cyclone Debbie. fered a second consecutive year of The second count was similar as he unjust for the rape law to expect children
This is in addition to ongoing impacts mass coral bleaching, driven predomi- allegedly continually violated the same to fight back against a dominant male
from crown-of-thorns starfish, coral dis- nantly by ocean warming due to climate law. He is accused of allegedly having abuser. The law favors the child rapist.
ease and poor water quality from coastal change,” Dr Reichelt said. Recently in Ireland, a Dublin man was
run-off. The 2017 pattern of bleaching “In addition, the impacts of recent convicted and sentenced to 18 month
was similar to 2016, but most severe in severe tropical cyclone Debbie, and for possessing and transmitting child
the center of the Reef between Cairns resulting flooding in the catchment, depending on the severity of the bleach- pornography on his cell phone. The
and Townsville. Ongoing thermal stress have placed greater pressure on the Reef ing and whether other pressures are sentence is unjustly too low but it was
is also causing elevated coral disease. potentially adding to coral loss.” reduced,” he said. then suspended. He walked free. This
The ARC aerial surveys indicate this Dr Reichelt said climate change would is a travesty of justice. The judge seems
Tropical cyclone Debbie impacted year’s coral bleaching event has affected remain the number one impediment to to have shown more sympathy for the
approximately a quarter of the Reef in a large part of the central region of the the Reef’s recovery, unless global action guilty than for the helpless child victims
early 2017 Reef, which is different to last year’s was taken to reduce greenhouse gas who were raped and abused in the mak-
event when far northern stretches of the emissions. ing of the pornographic images. They
Impacts from cyclones are generally Reef experienced the worst impact. “The international community urgently are violated and abused every time their
patchy, but due to its category four More promisingly, the survey results needs to work together to implement the images are viewed and shared. Some
intensity and slow speed as it crossed showed the bleaching was patchy and Paris Agreement. Otherwise coral reefs judges need sensitivity training to give
the reef, coral mortality is expected to there were many reefs that remained world-wide face a bleak future.” just sentences and to protect children.
be high in this zone, which includes largely unaffected, Dr Reichelt said.
the Whitsunday Islands tourism area. “These reefs will help seed recovery. Source: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Visit our website www.preda.org and
A complete picture for 2017 won’t be Bleaching is not the equivalent of a Park Authority. For 40 years, the Great our official Facebook page Preda Foun-
available until early next year. Ongo- death knell. Reefs and individual coral Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has dation Inc.
ing bleaching, tropical cyclone Deb- colonies do have the ability to recover, managed the Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park so it's protected for the future
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Catching up
( Continued from page 3 ) Street
to meet her father’s side of the family.
Thanksgiving Day would be a great
opportunity. Poetry
not sit well with Danny’s wife Mindy
even though Blanca was born way Read previous articles by Mike Tagudin
before Mindy had met Danny. at ww.asianjournalusa.com
“Baka patulan mo na naman ang Mexi-

canang nanay niyon (You might have
a relationship again with her Mexican
mother),” she told Danny. Clearly, she
was a jealous wife, despite the fact that
she had almost given him up. For almost
a year, she had not been amorous to
Danny, and she was always belligerent Holy of Holies
when they spoke. Yet, Danny was her the center of the untouched
only source of financial support. She
never worked and refused to do so to the temple of us within
support herself. She thought she was en-
titled to be pampered since she bore him wherein our thoughts
a child. She never realized that if she failed to pierce
could not accept Danny being unfaithful,
her best move was to work, be indepen- the veils of illusions
dent and move on. Otherwise, she would deflecting our thoughts
be nagging at him the rest of their miser-
able lives. Mindy could also not forget to be lost once again
her husband had a daughter with another
girl while they were still married. She as it was before
didn’t realize such a combative attitude in cycles of eternity
was precisely why Danny left her into
the understanding arms of another girl. to be cast
“How can that be?” Danny asked his
estranged wife. “She is mad at me for in the ocean of conscious awareness
abandoning her. Why would she want to wherein the five senses are KINGS...
But Mindy was not satisfied with INTENT and PURPOSE are twin MONARCHS
Danny’s reply. She knew Danny had that bounds our thoughts
such a charm with women that despite
his irresponsible ways, he snared a lot to be aware...
and had children with them.
of our own here...
(To be continued) our own now...
TO READ THE PREVIOUS CHAP- away from the Holy of Holies
Diego Asian Journal website at www.
the center of the untouched
asianjournalusa.com and click "News the temple of us within!
and Features", pull down to and click
"Our Life and Times by Simeon G. Silve-
rio, Jr" and click "Complicated Affairs".
Dec 23 2012


Mama Dionisya Jokes

ANAK manny- jinky)
Aling Dionisia: Gusto ko naman pag ****
nagka-anak kayo uli ni Jinky, di lang SHADES
pangalan nyo pagsasamahin. Dapat Aling Dionisia: Inday, akina nga yung
kasali din pangalan ko. seeds ko.
Manny: Oo naman nay, kasu midyu Inday: Bakit po magtatanim po ba
mahirap yun. kayo?
Aling Dionisia: Hindi ah, may naesep Aling Dionisia: Anung magtatanim
na nga ako eh. sinasabi mo? Nasiselaw mga mata ko
Manny: Talaga ‘nay? Anu? kaya kailangan ko yung seeds
Aling Dionisia: DIOMANJI (dionisia-

China may have military use.

Aside from American rebuke, the
( Continued from page 1 ) United Kingdom and France said that
China Sea only serve to raise ten- their warships would sail in the disputed
waters to challenge China’s militariza-
sions and destabilize the region," tion of the conflict.
Lt. Col. Christopher Logan, French Minister of Armed Forces Flor-
spokesman for the Pentagon, said. ence Parly said that at least five French
Beijing maintains that the rec- ships, joined by British helicopters and
ships, sailed in the past year in the South
lamation of features was meant China Sea, a region believed to hold vast
for non-military purposes, but reserves of natural resources and home
the Pentagon said the installation to a sea lane through which $3 trillion
of weapons showed intent for worth of trade passes.
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Banaue desti- #CaramoanMoreChance: Sun, sand,
nation featured solitude on a budget
in 'Infinity War' Marguerite de Leon, Rappler. Now, while most tourists rent a room

closed for ritual com | MANILA, 4/8/2017 – I am on the main beach and then spend the
day island-hopping, our group decided
not a Boracay person. I love the
to take things one step further and go
beach, but Boracay has pretty camping.
much become a strip mall on sand.
I understand the appeal for party- Local government has prohibited
A young boy drowned at the camping on most islands as an envi-
Tappia River on May 28 goers, but my idea of a day on the THE HIDDEN LAGOON. The ronmental measure, but there are a few
beach involves far, far less EDM climb up is definitely worth it. spots where you can still rough it for
Test of Faith and drunk people.
Besides being a deep stretch of fine
sand perfect for tanning and picknick-
the night – just make sure you leave the
island as it was when you arrived.
If you're of the same mind, the
By Zena Sultana Babao his innocence. ing, Matukad holds an awesome secret: You can arrange with the boatmen who
Caramoan Islands on the southern a hidden lagoon home to a pair of took you island-hopping to pick you up
Unable to convince Job, the three men end of Camarines Sur in Bicol is a
fell silent. At this point, the young Elihu mind-bogglingly enormous, "magic" the morning after.
Suffering can be, but is not good bet, and cheaper too! bangus. Nobody knows how they got
always, a penalty for sin. In entered the debate. But his arguments
were similar to that of the three older there in the first place, and locals refuse In our case, Lahos Island was our home
the same way, prosperity is not men, so no one bothered to answer or My friends and I decided to go there for to catch and eat them out of deference. away from home. Lahos also has great
always a reward for being good. dispute him. a quick weekend reprieve, and the islands Catching a glimpse of the lagoon, sand, but it's a far better camp site than
did not disappoint. It's no wonder they've however, will take some genuine effort. swim site. You can buy a tent fit for two
Those who love God are not Job accepted his suffering, but he
become a mainstay venue for the many To get there, you have to climb up a for just P500 online, and then just stock
exempt from trouble. Although questioned God. At first God was silent.
Finally, He spoke out of a mighty whirl- TEMPORARY CLOSURE. The now- international iterations of the reality show wall of rock and petrified coral over up on water and canned/packaged food
we may not be able to fully un- wind. Confronted with the power and famous Banaue destination is closed for Survivor; everything is flat-out gorgeous. 20 feet high. If you're already a rock – P150 per person should be enough for
derstand why we suffer, we must majesty of God, Job fell in humble rever- a day. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler climber, it should be a piece of cake, dinner and breakfast.
keep the faith, for sometimes ence before the Lord – speechless. God but if you don't normally climb for
rebuked Job’s friends, and the drama Frank Cimatu, Rappler.com | sport, just make your way up slowly We were incredibly lucky that there
problems could be tests of faith. but surely. Just think of the gorgeous- were no other campers there, and up to
Take for example the story of
ended with Job gaining back his health, BAGUIO, Philippines – Tappia ness you're about to witness and you now I'm still kind of floored that we had
wealth, and happiness. Everything was Falls in Batad, Banaue, Ifugao,
Job in the Old Testament. It is God’s gift to him, not a repayment of should be at the top without too much basically owned our island for a night.
a gripping drama of riches-to- what he lost. which was featured in the recent trouble! Just drop all your creature comforts and
rags and rags-to-riches again, a It is easy to think that we all have the international blockbuster movie really soak in the fact that you're on a
answers. In reality, only God knows Avengers: Infinity War was beautiful patch of sand, surrounded by
theological treatise about suffer- exactly why things happen as they do, miles and miles of deep, blue water, with
ing and divine sovereignty, and closed on May 31, Thursday, to BRIGHT AND BLUE. Any water baby an endless sheet of stars above you.
and we must submit to Him as our Sov-
a picture of faith that endures. ereign. God is in control of the world, allow for the indigenous cleans- would fall in love with this view.
Job’s life was built on God, and and only He understands why the good ing ritual. All in all, Caramoan is proof positive
are allowed to suffer. Going to and from Caramoan is a bit of of how gorgeous the Philippines is. It's
his faith was solidly strong. But a journey if you're from Manila, however, easy to forget this especially when you
God’s will and desire is beyond our fi- The barangay officials of Batad
still he was tested! nite comprehension and we cannot know so prepare for a lot of hours in transit, and live in the metro, and when the more
closed Tappia Falls for the ngilin hopping from one vehicle to another: popular beaches are far too crowded and
why He allows each instance of suffering
Job was a prosperous farmer living in to come into our lives. Our part is after a young boy drowned at the SABITANG LAYA. Any castaway commercialized for you to truly "get
the ancient land of Uz, located probably simply to trust God and remain faithful. Tappia River last May 28. The first leg is a 10-hour bus ride from would be very lucky to end up on this away from it all".
northeast of Palestine, near desert land We must courageously accept what God Manila to Naga that costs P700. (If you island.
between Damascus and the Euphrates allows to happen in our life, and remain The Banaue police said the closure have cash to spare, take a flight to Le-
River. Job was wealthy, healthy and firmly committed to Him. Testing is dif- will only be for May 31. gazpi instead to cut on time.) Sabitang Laya, which in English
happy – he had thousands of sheep, cam- ficult. But the result is often a deeper re- means "castaway" (so cool, I know), is
els, and other livestock, a large family, lationship with God. Those who endure According to the police report, at about The next leg is a 2-hour van ride from one of the best islands for swimming
and a lot of servants. Suddenly Satan, the testing of their faith will experience 1 pm on May 28, a group of children the shuttle terminal behind SM City Naga I've ever been on. The sand is ridicu-
the Accuser, comes before God claiming God’s great reward in the end. from Batad went to the Tappia water- to Sabang Port, and that one costs P100. lously fine and feels soft and smooth
that Job trusts God only because Job was We learned from Job to not give up falls to swim there. Eight-year-old Fred- Afterwards is a 2-hour boat ride from when barefoot, and stretches far out
wealthy and everything was going well on God just because bad things happen. die Amehna reportedly swam towards Sabang to the Caramoan Guijalo Port, enough in the sea that you can do some
with him. Faith in God does not guarantee personal the side of the falls and was dragged which costs P120. serious swimming.
God did not think so. Nevertheless, prosperity, and lack of faith does not down by the downrushing waters. His
He allowed Job to be tested. Satan, the guarantee troubles in this life. If this companions tried to help him to no Finally, take a 30-minute tricycle ride for It also has small coves and forma-
Destroyer as well as the Accuser, took were so, people would believe in God avail. about P40 per person to the town proper tions to explore and that make for great
away everything that Job loved and simply to get rich. God is capable of and the main beach, where you'll kick off photos. The word "paradise" is bandied
owned, except for his life and his wife: rescuing us from suffering, but He may At about 3 pm, residents of the area your tour of the islands! Phew! around a lot, but this place really fits
his home and children; his herdsmen also allow suffering to test our faith. was able to retrieve his body. Don't worry; as intimidating as the the bill.
and servants; and all his livestock. But The story of Job reveals foundational journey sounds, it's truly worth it once
Job kept the faith and continued to trust themes every human being contends The pupil of the Batad Elementary you start hopping from one island to the
in God. with, especially in times of suffering: School was brought to his residence at next. Tip: Schedule your travel so you get
Next, Satan attacked Job physically, 1st, God is a loving and righteous God in Sitio Balluhah. to Caramoan proper early morning; that
covering him with painful boils from spite of earth’s obvious evils and injus- Ngilin is usually abstaining from go- way the whole day can be spent explor-
head to toe. Job’s wife told him to curse tice; 2nd, It’s essential to walk by faith ing to certain spaces for certain days ing. Renting a 10-person motor boat costs
God and die, but Job suffered in silence. and not by sight; and 3rd, Recognize that to allow the spirits to passage through P3,500, so the bigger your group, the
He trusted God and had deep and abid- God is Sovereign. undisturbed. better for your budget!
ing faith; he just did not understand or The dominant theme of Job is the Batad’s Amphitheatre terraces and
know why he was made to suffer. difficulty of understanding why an Tappia Falls were feaured in the last Two of the more popular islands that you
Three of Job’s friends – Eliphaz, all-powerful God allows good people to scene of the Avengers movie, which should definitely visit are Matukad and
Bildad, and Zophar – came to visit him. suffer. God Himself declines to present caused an influx of tourists there. – Rap- Sabitang Laya. PARADISO. If you love to swim,
At first they silently grieved with Job. a rational explanation for the unfair pler.com this is the ultimate playground.
But when they began to talk about the distribution of blessings among men and

The Ohana U.S. Indo-Pacific

reasons for Job’s tragedies, they told suggests that people should not discuss mers, and more recently, the landing of China, particularly in the context of the
him that Job’s sins caused his suffering. divine justice since God’s power is so bomber aircraft at Woody Island.” South China Sea disputes. Without this
They told Job to confess his sins and great that humans cannot possibly justify clarification, the Philippines will find it
turn back to God. But Job maintained His ways. ( Continued from page 16 ) ( Continued from page 1 ) The Philippines’ very important difficult to get the full support of the free
This regional situation calls for: role world, which for many decades finds
The objectives and goals of this event As an American security ally, the itself. – Rappler.com
is not only to empower each individual Philippines has a very important role Dr Rommel C. Banlaoi is president of
in the framework of unity, discipline, - deepening of American alliances to play in the implementation of US the Center for Intelligence and National
and fellowship, but is also focused and partnerships Indo-Pacific strategy. Mattis even men- Security Studies, and chairman of the
on benefiting the local military, law - promotion of the centrality of tioned the Philippines in the context of Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence,
enforcement, and community members the Association of Southeast Asian the Trump administration’s efforts to and Terrorism Research.
of San Diego in the sharing and discus- reinvigorate existing security alliances

sion of martial arts disciplines, cultures,
Nations (ASEAN) in regional in Southeast Asia, which includes
and defensive strategic awareness and security Thailand. Without the cooperation of
philosophies. - cooperation with China “wher- the Philippines, the US will find it dif- ( Continued from page 9 )
Our seminar and its services is ever possible” ficult to achieve the goal of its regional
strategy. to children ages 7 to 18. Recently identi-
primarily focused on enhancing and - exploration of “new opportuni- fied as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s
developing self-defense training, self- Under the administration of Presi-
ties for meaningful multilateral dent Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines hottest brands, theCoderSchool has 20
awareness, defensive protection and schools operating in eight states and
tactics for all those committed in sup- cooperation” is seriously promoting and cultivat-
continues to expand its national footprint
port and involvement during the training - deepening of American en- ing friendly ties with China being a
“friendly neighbor for centuries.” This with several locations in development in
presentation. Additionally, all different gagement with existing regional major U.S. markets. For more informa-
aspects of the arts which have include is not to mention China’s new status
mechanisms a rapidly rising big power not only in tion, visit http://www.thecoderschool.
techniques and the cultural origins of com/.
these techniques. Asia but also in the entire world. The
Of great importance in Mattis’ Philippines is really on a tightrope

Mabuhay 5K
These arts include but not been limited
to Filipino Martial Arts, Hawaiian Kali, pursuing this effort of being close with
speech was the strong articulation China while sustaining its existing
Kajukenbo, Muay Thai, Silat, Boxing,
Combat Shuai-Chiao, and Jeet Kune of American long-standing com- security alliance with the US. ( Continued from page 16 )
Do. Our seminars have received over- mitment to stay in the region. The US has no problem seeing the family, he knew early on that going to
whelming support and accolade from Philippines cultivating friendly ties school was his long-term ticket to a
instructors, presenters, and participants Mattis’ speech dispelled the with China. The US, in fact, welcomes better life.
from all over the country. They come the Philippines to be “friendly to all Clinically blind, the young Apl man-
regional perception that the US is
Seniors, 60+: come enjoy a warm, nutri- from all areas of the United States, such and enemy to none.” Mattis emphasiz- aged to get treatment for his eyes in the
as Arizona, greater Los Angeles, North- being displaced by a rising power, es that the US is even prepared to sup- U.S. through the Pearl S. Buck Founda-
tious lunch provided by Serving Seniors ern California, Washington, Nevada,
Missouri, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii.
China, that is also pursuing its own
strategy to promote and expand its
port China’s choices if “they promote
long-term peace and stability for all in
tion with his sponsor, Joe Ben Hudgens,
who eventually adopted Apl. At the age
at St. Charles Nutrition Center. Lunch is Some will also come from Vancouver
and Montreal, Canada to participate.
regional influence. Mattis said the this dynamic region.”
What the US opposes is China’s mili-
of 14 years old, Apl moved to LA where
Hudgens fostered the importance of
served Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 The photo you see here taken from last
Trump administration’s “free and
open” Indo-Pacific strategy recog-
tarization in the South China Sea and
the Philippines’ perceived tolerance of
education that would lead to achieving

p.m. Suggested donation $3.50, but any

year’s Ohana Unity event shows the his dreams.
immensity of attendees coming from all nizes that “no one nation can and the situation. There is a growing view Apl became a rapper, record producer,
donation is gratefully accepted. No one over of this country and some parts of should dominate the Indo-Pacific.” in the region that the Philippines has and the member of the multi-Grammy
the world. become so accommodating with China award winning group the Black Eyed
In the Indo-Pacific, Mattis said that
will be turned away for inability to donate. This event is a great day in the sharing
of martial arts, networking amongst “we all have a shared responsibil-
to the point of subservience just in
exchange for better trade, investments,
Drawing from his own life experiences
All are welcome. Please join us! like-minded individuals, and creating
new friendships and catching up with
ity to work together to build our
shared future.”
and foreign assistance.
The perception that the Philippines
and putting action behind his words, he
established the Apl.de.ap Foundation.
St. Charles Senior Nutrition Center old friends. If you would like to partici- has become China’s “new puppet”
while being an ally of the US is
The Foundation is committed to equip
Filipino youth with the knowledge and
945 18th St., San Diego, CA 92154
pate in this event, please email Philip A major take-away from Mattis’ speech
Dang at kajukenbofighter22@hotmail. was his bold criticism of China’s current problematic in the implementation of skills to improve their lives. This is
Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific
www.servingseniors.org/meals com and or contact at (619) 385-6634 military activities in the South China through key partnerships with organiza-
for information and registration. The Sea. Mattis strongly challenged China’s strategy. tions whose focus are in computer tech-

registration fee for this event is $60 and “militarization of artificial features” in There is, therefore, a serious need for nology, arts, and eye care. Ultimately,
$75 at the door. the South China Sea, particularly China’s the Philippine government to clarify, the foundation hopes to build a school
“deployment of anti-ship missiles, both to the world and to its own people, that will prepare these program services.
surface-to-air missiles, electronic jam- its current approach in dealing with
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California Communities
New 24/7 Library kiosk opens in Boulevard theCoderSchool set to open first San Diego
By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego
Communications Office All it takes to use the self-service
Jacumba and staff from that branch will
replenish the kiosk on a regular basis.
metro area location
kiosk is a County library card. Custom- The second-nearest library is in Campo “We are thrilled to introduce theCod-
There’s something new to check ers can check out, return and place and it will provide additional support. erSchool to San Diego,” said Brunello,
holds on materials, download audio who owns and operates a startup focused
out in Boulevard – books, mov- and eBooks, browse the catalog and tap “This site was selected in response on Financial Services Market Intel-
ies and much more from a 24/7 into a Wi-Fi hot spot. The kiosk looks to requests from the community,” said ligence. “Learning how to program
Library-to-Go kiosk. somewhat like a vending machine and County Library Deputy Director Susan computers is an incredibly valuable skill,
will also stock 350 popular titles and Moore. “The new mini library will offer and one that is in demand right now
Boulevard residents celebrated children’s books. materials for customers of all ages and in any industry. Through our 2-on-1,
will provide convenient library services project-based approach, theCoderSchool
the kiosk’s grand opening on fills a long-existing void in getting
Clover Flat Elementary school to local Head Start programs, Clover
Thursday. The community is students attend the opening of the new Flat Elementary School and the adjacent kids involved in learning how to code
located off Interstate 8 between 24/7 library kiosk. community center.” early. We look forward to improving
Jacumba and Campo in the south- Clover Flat Elementary school the ideation and creative thinking skills
eastern part of the county. students attend the opening of the new The Boulevard kiosk is the fourth to amongst children in the local community
24/7 library kiosk. become available in San Diego County. while also having lots of fun.”
“This kiosk opens a whole new world The bookmobile will continue to serve The others are located in Kearny Mesa, Founded by Hansel Lynn and incubated
for the residents of Boulevard and the Boulevard at three different stops every Bonsall and Chula Vista. A fifth kiosk is with the help of his best friend, Wayne
outlying areas of Manzanita, Live Oak two weeks. The bookmobile stops at planned for Encinitas. Teng, theCoderSchool was built with the
Springs and Tierra del Sol,” said County Live Oak Springs Resort, Clover Flat desire to provide children aged 7 to 18
Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “Residents can Elementary and the Boulevard-Campo The County Library system also years with a welcoming environment to
now get free access to books, eBooks and Education Center every other Tuesday. includes 33 branches and two bookmo- develop computer programming skills.
movies at any time of day on any day of biles. For more information about the theCoderSchool uses a variety of plat-
the week.” The nearest library is located in County Library, visit www.sdcl.org. forms to teach various coding languages,
such as HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript

Treasurer Chiang helps Californians find gold in

and more. Every Code Coaching lesson
is customized with the help of trained

green energy efficiency improvements

Code Coaches® who use a 2-on-1 ap-
proach to teaching.
“We are always looking for franchisees
whose primary goal is to set kids up
California Public Utilities hard working Californians who want It helped Sammie L. Allen, Sr. of
with a positive, life-long relationship
Commission-authorized pro- to make their homes energy efficient Ridgecrest replace his air conditioner
and improve their communities,” said in an emergency situation through a with tech and coding,” noted Lynn. “As
gram focuses on homeowners Chiang. “California is a leader in en- loan from Desert Valleys Federal Credit we continue to expand our presence in
ergy efficiency, and the REEL program Union, a REEL lender. California, it’s crucial to find the right
SACRAMENTO – Feeling the helps homeowners by providing the “My air conditioner stopped working franchise partners who are deeply pas-
sionate about the brand and are excited
heat? As temperatures rise across financing necessary to make smart and I was getting quotes to get it fixed.
to promote our fun, interactive culture.
California this summer, residents decisions.” My contractor told me about REEL. The
REEL has helped finance more than lender was really helpful and they had This is why we couldn’t be more excited
can tap into more attractive financ- 180 projects, representing over $3 mil- great interest rates. I liked the program about this partnership. Marcel and
ing to make their homes more lion in financing, throughout Califor- so much, I referred my sister,” Allen Renata are hardworking individuals with
energy efficient and comfortable nia’s Investor-Owned Utilities service said. Silicon Valley-based chil- Carmel Mountain Road in San Diego, whom we share the same values. They
areas. For financial institutions looking to dren’s enterprise franchise will be owned and operated by Marcel will play an instrumental role in further
thanks to a program authorized Brunello and Renata Yamazaki. After establishing our brand in the local mar-
by the California Public Utilities
Supported by ratepayer funds from the grow their member base and expand comes to North San Diego searching for a local coding school for ketplace and I am confident that their
investor-owned utilities, the program or enter the green financing market the
Commission, promoted by Cali- provides incentives to private lenders program offers many benefits. their son, Marcel and Renata stumbled location will thrive.”
PALO ALTO, CALIF. – theCod- across theCoderSchool and wanted to
fornia Investor-Owned Utilities who offer financing for a wide range REEL loans are backed by a loan loss
of energy efficiency projects, including reserve, which lenders can access to erSchool – recently identified as help other parents provide this same theCoderSchool is also a proud found-
and overseen by California State opportunity to their children. The couple ing member of the International Alliance
central heat and air units, insulation, recoup up to 90 percent of a charge-off one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s
Treasurer John Chiang. whole house fans, cool roofs, Energy in case of default. ultimately plans to open one additional of Youth Coding Educators. The IAYCE
hottest brands – has announced location in the San Diego metro area. is an alliance of global partners whose
Star appliances and more. “We appreciate that the REEL loans that a new school is set to open
The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan “Due to the state's hard-working are member friendly, offer flexibility for With extensive experience in finance goal is to further coding education for
Program (REEL) under the California energy efficiency programs, California consumers who may have had financial in June in North San Diego. The and technology programming, the duo youth around the world.
Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing consumers per capita have kept their hardships in the past and allow for a va- school will aim to show the next was drawn to theCoderSchool as a result
(CHEEF) works with a growing number of their strong belief in the advantages About theCoderSchool
of California lenders who offer REEL
homes and commercial energy use flat riety of energy efficiency projects,” said generation of kids how inspiring of learning how to code. With coding
over the past 40 years, while use of California Coast Credit Union’s Senior and exciting technology can be,
financing. Borrowers choose from a long electricity, for example, has doubled Vice President of Consumer Lending standing as a critical part of ensuring Founded in 2014 and franchising since
list of energy efficiency projects designed elsewhere in the U.S. CHEEF is help- Mitzi Zarcone. while providing coding skills that that the next generation learns how to 2016, theCoderSchool, a Silicon Valley-
to make their homes more efficient and ing us to continue this process with a The security of the loan loss reserve are in high demand and appli- think critically and logically, the couple based children’s enterprise franchise,
comfortable. believes that the ability to understand provides computer programming lessons
“This program is a textbook example of
well-designed pilot for market invest- allows a lender to offer lower interest cable across all industries. technology will create countless oppor-
ments in even more energy savings," ( Continued on page 12 ) ( Continued on page 8 )
public-private collaboration benefiting said CPUC President Michael Picker. tunities for each child’s future.
The new school, located at 9879


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Spiritual Life
Chicago priest's spiritual pep talk for rebuilding America
By Matt C. Abbott first thing that starts a reaction moving Missing Mass on Sunday is a mortal allow herself to be used physically. And
October 28, 2017 toward peace and happiness in ourselves sin. This mortal sin, rationalized away that is the problem! They are both using
and then family. A simple Our Father or justified begins to allow for more each other, one out of irresponsibility
Below is the text of a talk recently will do for beginners. Prayer ultimately rationalizations and making excuses for and the other out of fear. True love is
given by a priest-friend of mine, Father opens us up to seeing what we have other mortal sins, e.g. smoking weed, met with genuine concern for each other
Charles P. Becker of the Archdiocese been missing and have messed up in our masturbation, drunkenness, promiscuous and openness to God's plan of bringing
of Chicago. Father Becker is also the lives. Humility and willingness to see sex, lying, stealing, abortion, artificial new life into the world.
national responsible of the Marian how we have been misled is the first gift. birth control, in vitro fertilization, im-
Movement of Priests. Then as we increase our prayer, maybe modesty (rampant today: yoga pants In order to do this, they need to love
the Holy Rosary, which, by the way, I and short shorts), pornography, violent each other, respect each other, help each
June 10, 2018 -- 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Rebuilding America – myself as a priest didn't know how to and indecent movies and music (the list other assume the duties each has for the

Little and Big

pray even three years into my priesthood of examining one's conscience can be betterment of the marriage and future
Post-Bolshevik Revolution because not only is our family life and viewed at www.olpgchicago.org). family life. Many young people are
country out of whack, but the church afraid to get married, to commit to one
October 25, 2017, 100th community – and most parishes are run Let's talk about sex outside of mar- another. This is a sign of a great break-
Joke of the week: A retiring farmer in void that separates the Jews and Gentile Anniversary of the Bolshevik in a dysfunctional way. riage. This type of relationship is with- down in our country. A marriage rela-
preparation for selling his land, needed pagans. Even crumbs that fell from the
to rid his farm of animals. So he went to master’s table and given to dogs have a Revolution If the leadership is unholy and dys- out commitment. The guy is generally at tionship is a beautiful relationship and
functional, so will be the parish. As we ease with such an arrangement because actually the only way to ensure peace
every house in his town. To the houses lesson for everyone. They are small, but put back prayer, the new light in our he doesn't have to assume any real adult in the family. I have heard it said that
where the man is the boss, he gave a also useful. By Father Charlie Becker
mind and soul begins to convict us, responsibility for his woman. She, on young people are afraid to get married
horse. To the houses where the woman meaning that the prayer is reminding the other hand, can feel trapped and because they don't want to get divorced!
is the boss, a chicken was given. He got On the contrary, we are fascinated with In order to rebuild America, we us of what we are not doing right in fearful to find another guy if she doesn't ( Continued on page 11 )
toward the end of the street and saw a bigness. There is a craze for a big TV need to return to some basics the eyes of God. So, we begin to feel
couple outside gardening. He asked, screen, big cars, “Big Mac,” double or- missing the last 50 years or so. guilty. Sometimes guilt is a good thing
“Who's the boss around here? “I am.”
said the man. “I have a black horse and
der of fries and sandwich, big homes and
big lots. On a lighter side, two mothers We often hear of Our Lady's because it is our conscience saying we
are out of whack with God's plan for
Divine Mercy Shrine
a brown horse,” the farmer said, “which were sharing the life of their sons, both request to return to prayer, us. This conscience is drawing us to get
in Encinitas, California
one would you like?” The man thought are priests. One woman said that her son especially the Holy Rosary. This right with God. Our Lady has said that
for a minute and said, “The black one.” is a bishop. Everyone greets him, “Hi, is a simple request and a simple monthly confession will be the remedy
“No, no, no, get the brown one,” the your excellency!” The other quipped, www.divinemercyhills.org
man's wife said. “Here's your chicken.” “My son is an ordinary priest, but he is answer. My generation and fol- for the West.
said the farmer. tall and big. When his parishioners see lowing, from the high school As we cooperate with prayer and
monthly confession, a transformation
Be part of the story.
him, they say, ‘O my God!’ ” years in the 1970s, abandoned begins to occur in our lives individu-
Scriptures: First Reading: Ezekiel 17: church on Sunday. The previous ally as well as in the family. And as
22-24: Ezekiel was a man of God for
his own time, surely at the beginning of
C. S. Lewis once remarked, “Miracles
are a retelling in small letters of the very generation generally would not the family changes, so does the parish,
the neighborhood and eventually our
and during the exile of Israel to Babylon same story which is written across the think of missing Mass on Sunday
country, the United States of America.
in the early decades of the sixth century whole world in letters too large for some and so many of us grew up going However, we need to change and return
BCE. The scholarly debates have now of us to see.” The crumbs that fall from to Mass every Sunday. to personally getting right with God. How to Recite the Chaplet of
settled, for the most part, on Ezekiel's the table are minute matters, sometimes Maybe it seems like a lot to come clean, Divine Mercy
residence in Israel, with his "trips" unnoticed and discarded. The tiny and Then the college years came and we but "nothing is impossible with God." If
to Babylon being flights of prophetic small things of life carry profound were free of that constraint and many your last confession was your first con-
insight. Thus, when we read his often wisdom and truth. After my ordination, other constraints that led many of us The Chaplet of Mercy is recited
fession at 7-years-old, then be ready for
difficult words, we are reading a prophet I was advised by an old pastor that pa- down a road of darkness: "sex, drugs a great renewal and a whole new way of using ordinary rosary beads of
reacting to the end of Israel as he knows rishioners don’t easily bury in oblivion and rock and roll." These worldly seeing life for yourself and your family, five decades. At the National
it, a land facing an uncertain future, little gestures and thoughtfulness and desires and expectations, still in full whether it's your family of origin or your
its leaders trudging hundreds of miles acts of kindness. In fact, he said that Shrine of Divine Mercy in
throttle today, have left us, individuals current family in marriage.
eastward toward the world's greatest a short visit to the sick and bedridden and families, broken and hurting, sepa- Stockbridge, Massachusetts the
city, mighty Babylon. Second Reading: individuals, a few words of consola- rated and without joy and peace. We are a culture in decline because of Chaplet is preceded by two
2 Cor. 5: 6-10. The key to understand- tion to the grieving family, or thank you the loss of our Christian heritage and life opening prayers from the
ing these chapters of 2 Corinthians is even for a small and inconsequential gift Let us look at the remedy again. Sun- in Christ.
to recognize that Paul faces criticism will always remain etched in people’s Diary of Saint Faustina and
day Mass keeps us in tune with God's
because of his ministry. It is personal consciousness. Through my long years direction for life. A simple request with followed by a closing prayer.
As Catholics our life in God is restored
and probably also directed against his in the priesthood, I find Solomonic not much demand upon us but to show through the sacrament of confession.
particular theology. His opponents who unvarnished truth in that advice. up. But if we show up we find encour- Protestants will often criticize us for Optional Opening Prayer
have infiltrated Corinth sought to under- agement, challenge, hope, faith and going to a priest to confess our sins, but
mine him at a number of points. They Through the little pieces of crumbs even a return to the love of neighbor and this is the way Jesus wants it. There is
apparently make much of their suc- from the table, great wonders are born. friends we once enjoyed back in our for- You expired, Jesus, but the source
a particular grace received that allows
cesses. They live "victorious Christian The Canaanite woman and the Sudanese mative years, grade school through high us to be totally aware that our sins are of life gushed forth for souls,
lives", whereas Paul shows many signs boy got noticed. Their obscure presence school. Unfortunately, what occurred forgiven. Jesus wants us to know this and the ocean of mercy opened
of being weak and vulnerable. Paul has and petty personalities became an occa- for us in the college years is being experience! Young people don't even
confidence to live in the here and now, sion for kindness, miracle, and love. The up for the whole world. O Fount
introduced even into the middle schools. know about it.
knowing that he has not arrived. He also parable of the mustard seed is a classic How sad! And the young adults know of Life, unfathomable Divine
And Jesus wants us at Mass on Sunday.
has confidence in a future beyond this example of “smallness.” When these nothing about the remedy of regular Yes, we can talk to God in the "woods," Mercy, envelop the whole world
life, which he imagines, using the notion smallest seeds are tenderly taken care Sunday Mass because they have been but He wants us together on Sunday so and empty Yourself out upon us
of a new kind of human embodiment. of, they are turned into “bigness.” “We brought up as "Chreaster" (Christmas- He can teach us and feed us on Himself.
Gospel: Mk 4:26-34: Mark 4 contains can do no great things, only small things O Blood and Water, which gushed Jesus, I Trust in You!
Easter) Catholics. Then we individually are changed for
images of `the field, sowing, seeds, with great love” (Mother Teresa). When returning to Sunday Mass, it will the better; also our family gets along
forth from the Heart of Jesus as a
miscarriage, and harvest' that are charac- be important to find a truly good Catho- better and ultimately our Church and fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!.
teristic of `Jewish apocalyptic, wisdom, Quotation of the week: Little things, lic church. By "good" I mean a parish nation begin to rebuild for the better:
and prophetic literatures'. These images, little things, are much more important with a pastor who's respectful of and less division, less hate, more love and Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed:
however, occur in a literary context that than big things. Big things hit you in the adhering to Catholic teaching. A good forgiveness. But only in the path of do-
uses a Greco-Roman mode of rhetori- face with their bigness and obscure the quick test for this is 1) the tabernacle of ing things God's way and not the devil's
cal elaboration to unfold the mysterious little, more important things that really Jesus is in the center of the church, 2) a Our Father
way will we see this restoration.
nature of the kingdom of God in Jesus' define a life and provide it with delicacy. Blessed Mother statue is in the sanctu- Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
activity." Farmers spare no effort to Lauren Roedy Vaughn ary, and 3) the pope is respected by Finally, when we begin receiving Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
prepare the ground for the sowing; but the priests. This is known as the three Holy Communion in the state of grace,
once the grain is sown there is nothing Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as
blesseds: Blessed Sacrament, Blessed which means not being conscious of any
more they can do until the harvest; the Mother, and "Blessed are you Peter," the we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into
unconfessed mortal sins, then this new
grain develops by itself. Our Lord uses pope. life and peace grows and grows. What temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
this comparison to describe the inner Let's return to the remedy. Prayer is the are mortal sins? Any serious offense
strength that causes the Kingdom of against the Ten Commandments. I often
God on earth to grow up to the day of Hail Mary
like to use the example that the TV show Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou
harvest (cf. Joel 3:13 and Revelation "48 Hours" portrays. It seems as though
14:15), that is, the day of the Last Judg- all, or most, of the murders are commit- amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
ment. ted due to adultery. See how powerful Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
mortal sin is? the hour of our death, Amen.
Reflections: “Ironically, the small One mortal sin unconfessed and made
child is an imaginary symbolic figure excuses for leads to another and another.
of a man—a man, who in the years The Apostle's Creed
that passed, had satisfied himself with I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and
With True
unnecessary food but felt a different
hunger in the end; a man who filled him- earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was
conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered
self with so much pleasure only to find
himself under the table eating spiritual under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried.
crumbs and crawling towards the light.” He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the
(They Have Jesus, Crumbs of a Child, p.
dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God,
116, Joey Velasco). Meditation:
the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the
Do crumbs carry any importance? Do living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic
crumbs, from the plate and table, swept, Although I was ill, I made up
Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
gathered, and thrown in the trash, away my mind to make a Holy Hour
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
from ants and flies, have any usefulness? today as usual. During that
Normally, we have no use for crumbs. hour, I saw the Lord Jesus being
scourged at the pillar. In the midst Then, on the large bead before each decade:
Mark Petko specializes in food photos
and admits that some of his better food of this frightful torture, Jesus was
photos are the crumbiest. His comments praying. After a while, He said Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood,
on crumbs could also be taken spiritu- to me, There are few souls who Soul and Divinity, of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
ally. “Even naturally fallen crumbs are a Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins
great communication vehicle within an contemplate My Passion with
true feeling; I give great graces and those of the whole world.
image for multiple reasons: (1) Crumbs
can change a stagnant subject to one to souls who meditate devoutly
that has been moved, placed, or shifted, on My Passion (Diary, 737). On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
making it recognized less as a passive
viewable subject but more of a ‘moving For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
possibility.’ My Prayer Response:
(2) One can view crumbs like a game have mercy on us and on the whole world.
of connecting the dots. Since crumbs Lord Jesus, may I meditate
can convey the texture of a subject and devoutly on Your Passion. May Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
help create the natural scene, making
the food ‘accessible,’ the brain starts I contemplate Your Passion with
to subliminally put things together and true feeling. May the graces that Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
the mouth waters. (3) Crumbs also help I receive by meditating on Your have mercy on us and on the whole world.
compositions by filling in possible voids Passion be dispensed to hardened
or holes in the image.” Optional Closing Prayer
sinners who are most in need of
Petko’s comments on crumbs could Your mercy.
also be taken spiritually and theologi- Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of
cally. Crumbs from the table became a — Note: Jesus words in bold letters. compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase
vehicle (1) for Jesus and the Canaanite Source: Divine Mercy in My Soul
Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not
woman to move from no-contact to a (Diary of St Faustina) via "Mercy
dialogue. (2) They started to communi- Daily", St. Josephs Communication despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence
cate with each other. They filled in the submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
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Father's Day in America
By Dr. Glenn Mollette took care of us. He kept food This Father's day will once again be
on the table and a roof over our a good day and a tough day. Father's
It's time to once again celebrate will count their blessings and also their
heads. I never had to face living failures. Father's will wish for another
Father's day in America. with a single parent or in a blend- chance to do it again but we only get
ed family. All I knew was my one chance to be a dad. Many will visit
I like Father's day. It's always cemeteries to pay respect to a dad now
mom and dad and I never wor-
interesting to see if my children long gone or Father's will mourn over
ried about being hungry or being
or anyone remembers. Maybe I the passing of a child.
homeless. Millions of Americans
will get a text, an email or even
cannot say this. This is not a Father's day is upon us and the best you
a telephone call. Father's day is
Sa Gitna ng Malakas na Ulan (2) negative about single parenting can do is to cherish the moment. Make
kind of like your birthday you a visit. Make a telephone call. Make the
or being homeless or blended
don't really think about it until day as personal as possible. Life is about
families. I'm simply saying that relationships and there is nothing like
the day comes. You then can't
Kalakip nito'y isang munting papel na kulay rosas Mom and dad hung in there and loving a Father or a child while you have
help but notice who forgot or who the opportunity. When you look back
mula sa babaeng kanyang inihatid sa Balagtas my sisters and brothers and I have
simply does not care. he worked six days a week until you'll be so glad you did.
kanyang kinuha ito at medyo ngatog pang binuklat a lot for which to be thankful.
he was 83. He managed it pretty
at saka niya binasa ang mensahe ng malakas. I was always busy as a young well.
My grandfather was a good dad. Dr. Glenn Mollette is the author of 12
adult and probably didn't pay
He raised ten children. He was a books. His syndicated column is read in
"Salamat sa iyong ginawang paghahatid sa akin attention to Father's day like I My son is a good dad. I can believe
blessing to a multitude of grand- it because he was a good son. Yet, it's
all 50 states.
should have until later in life. I
sa gitna ng malakas na ulan at gabing malalim children. He worked until he was always amazing when you see your
got a little closer to my dad in Books By Glenn Mollette
basang-basa man ako pati na ang aking dalahin 83. I never saw him smile a lot child in action. He spends so much time
his later years simply because with my little grandson and they have
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my mother had died and he had a beautiful bond. I love to watch their
there were dozens of grandchil- interaction and I am so happy for both
Learn more at www.glennmollette.
to talk to me when I called. My com Like his facebook page at www.
dren around all the time? Plus, of them.
Nang dahil sa iyo ay naabutan ko pa ng buhay father was a good dad in that he facebook.com/glennmollette
naghihingalo kong asawa na noo'y nakaratay
sana'y marami pa ang mga katulad mong nilalang
na handang tumulong sa 'ming mga nangangailangan."
Religious freedom groups praise Supreme Court's Masterpiece ruling
Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2018 / Anthony Kennedy. Justices Ruth Bader principle will be important for states to optimistic look at the court’s newest ad-
03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dis- remember going forward." dition, Justice Gorsuch.
Mga mata ng mamang tsuper nangingilid sa luha sented, something that surprised Brian Becket Law President Mark Rienzi “This case shows that Justice Gorsuch
tiniklop ang liham na sa kanyang luha ay nabasa Religious freedom groups Miller, an attorney for the Center for expanded further on this, saying, “The is not only a faithful constitutionalist,
cheered Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Individual Rights. Court has said 7-2 that the Constitution he has the potential to be one of his-
huminga ng malalim, saka dumungaw sa bintana Court decision that a Colorado “Even before getting to the text, the requires us all to try and get along. There tory’s greatest Supreme Court justices,”
masaya ang pakiramdam at nakatulong sa kapwa. baker had his rights violated decision comes with surprises. Despite is room enough in our society for a di- George said.
being one of the most controversial versity of viewpoints, and that includes
when the state civil rights com- cases of the term, the justices didn't split respecting religious beliefs too.”
At mahirap man daw itong kinagisnan niyang buhay mission said he was required to along partisan lines,” said Miller. George warned that the reasoning
masaya na rin siya sa kanyang mga karanasan bake a cake for a same-sex wed- While Ginsburg and Sotomayor are behind the majority’s ruling could be
ding. typically on the Supreme Court’s liberal used to oppose religious freedom in the
talos niyang ito lamang ang kanyang maibibigay wing, Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen future.
"Today's decision confirms that
sa kanyang mga anak ang ginintuang karanasan Breyer do not generally lean conserva- “As it stands, there is a danger that
people of faith should not suf- tive. Some commenters were surprised state officials will interpret the deci-
fer discrimination on account of to see that they sided with the court’s sion as licensing discrimination against
their deeply held religious beliefs, conservative wing in this case. Christians and other religious people so
but instead should be respected “The Court's holding is narrow,” Miller long as those officials don’t reveal their
told CNA, “and insists that it is possible anti-Christian or anti-religious animus in

Chicago priest
In conclusion, any of the above sins by government officials,” said to both protect against discrimination public statements,” he cautioned.
not overcome with the grace of God, leaders of the U.S. Conference of and protect religious freedom. That Still, he said, the decision offers an
firstly in confession and then Holy Catholic Bishops.
( Continued from page 10 ) Communion, can wreak havoc upon
“This extends to creative profes-

This is so illogical, yet I can understand relationships with family and soci-
their desire to avoid the pain of divorce, ety. This practice doesn't guarantee a sionals, such as Jack Phillips,
but that is not the way to find peace in a problem-free life, but it gives founda- who seek to serve the Lord in ordan is a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy who, at a very young age, was
heterosexual relationship. tion to handle problems. So why not try every aspect of their daily lives. diagnosed with autism. As a result, he is signicantly limited in his communica-
something new for many of you who
are reading this? Go see a good Catholic
In a pluralistic society like ours, tion skills, social development, and academic progress. He exhibits some behav-
The answer, the absolute answer, is
again, by doing God's way for relation- priest, a priest who believes in what he true tolerance allows people with ioral issues and maladaptive habits. Additionally, Jordan sometimes has to contend
ships; by being pure and chaste until is ordained to do. And if he compromis- different viewpoints to be free to with those who are either not receptive to or not well-informed about special needs
married, which means no sex until mar- es on these things, find a different one. A live out their beliefs, even if those individuals.
ried. Women need to be aware they have source for true Catholic teaching is the beliefs are unpopular with the
been duped and lied to by the culture Catechism of the Catholic Church and
and need to quit this feminist agenda of EWTN television or internet at www. government." Despite his condition, Jordan’s family loves him unceasingly. Together, they persevere through
thinking that they can do everything. ewtn.com. the challenges that accompany the autism and do all they can to obtain the best services and bene
Also see www.mmp-usa.net for my Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville,
Let's look to the Holy Family for chair of the bishops’ religious liberty ts available for Jordan. As time goes by and the family adjusts to their unique struggles, they are
direction on this. Joseph led the donkey, talks on the Marian Movement of
not Mary. Mary was free to tend to the Priests. committee, Archbishop Charles Chaput hit with another major blow. Just prior to reaching adolescence, Jordan is diagnosed with type 1
– Peace, Father Charlie Becker, Chi- of Philadelphia, head of the Commit- diabetes. All of a sudden, Jordan’s health issues are more than just social and developmental; they
Child, not Joseph. The happy family life tee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and
will be the one that conforms to God's cago © Matt C. Abbott
Youth, and Bishop James Conley of
are now also physical. Yet amidst the devastating news and the extremely di cult process overall,
designs for our human nature. Also, the Lincoln, chair of the Subcommittee for the family continues to put their full trust in God.
couple needs to be married in the Catho- the Promotion and Defense of Marriage,

Prayer for the

lic Church, for those who are Catholic; released a joint statement Monday ap- “Half My Life: e Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child” began as just a poem composed by Jordan’s
otherwise this is a mortal sin and again plauding the Supreme Court’s ruling in father. Years later, it grew into this biographical journal. Much of it was not planned out initially but written on the spot
keeps you from knowing peace and joy
control of the
Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil as thoughts and ideas came to the mind of the author and as memories and emotions lled his heart. It chronicles the
in your marriage. Rights Commission. adventures and experience, the highlights and the struggles, and the surprises and setbacks as told from the perspective
I am reminded of a famous sociologi- The Supreme Court ruled in favor of one of Jordan’s biggest fans—his dad.
cal study in the 1940s [that illustrated] of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack The author will donate a portion of the proceeds to the following organizations, among others: Autism Speaks, the
a marked difference in the suicide rates Phillips, saying that the Colorado PADRE Foundation (for juvenile diabetes research), and the Tim Tebow Foundation (for kids in need).
among Catholics versus Protestants. The Civil Rights Commission showed a
reason being: the sacrament of confes- Dear Holy Spirit, My God. Teach me constitutionally unacceptable hostility Details of my book:
sion. Not only is there the psychological to speak wisely. Let me avoid useless toward religion when it ruled that he had
effect of having a place to dump our thoughts and useless conversations. discriminated against a same-sex couple “Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child” By Joseph Lim
problems, but we as Catholics know that Help me to speak often for You. Grant who requested a wedding cake from his
Jesus is present through the priest reliev- that my words may never hurt men bakery back in 2012. My book is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books, and iTunes. Here is the publisher’s webpage
ing us of our guilt and shame through Phillips, a devout Christian, said for my book which contains links to all the major websites where my book is sold, as well as a YouTube promotional
of goodwill. May My words always
His forgiveness. repeatedly throughout the case that video trailer:
I am also reminded of the words of bring consolation to those in sorrow
and guidance to those in need. Take he would have no issue serving gay
Venerable Therese Neumann, mystic, customers in a context outside of a http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=half-my-life-the-testimony-of-a-father-and-his-special-
"that America will not know war on my lips and make them Yours. Take
possession of my mind and make it custom cake for a same-sex wedding. needs-child
its soil, but it will know economic ruin In adherence to his religious beliefs, he
through natural disasters." We live in a an instrument of Your goodness and
a channel of truth. I hope to become also refuses to make Halloween cakes, I also have a Facebook page for my book. From your FB account, search on the title, Half My Life: The Testimony
time of great upheaval with hurricanes, products with alcohol, and cakes for of a Father and His Special Needs Child. Or try this link.
floods, fires, earthquakes, etc. Salvation a lover of silence, who prefers to talk
to God then to men. In my human bachelor parties.
history shows us time and again that “The Court reached the right outcome,” https://www.facebook.com/Half-My-Life-The-Testimony-of-a-Father-and-His-Special-Needs-
when we are faithful to God, we are conversation, may I always bring
Princeton law professor Robert George Child-619100761589405/
blessed. But when we are unfaithful, like them closer to You and You closer to
told CNA.
now, we fall into disorder and chaos. them. I ask this through Christ Our He said Justices Neil Gorsuch and Please feel free to share this information, “Like” on Facebook, etc. Every little bit helps. Please help me spread the
Sin causes diseases and even wars, Lord. Amen Clarence Thomas, writing in concur- word for a good cause. You may contact me if you wish via email (josephslim@yahoo.com) or phone (909) 868-8144.
directly or indirectly, to the guilty and Our Father* . . . Hail Mary* . . . ring opinions, “got there for the right
the innocent. Let's get straight with God Glory Be* reasons,” while the majority opinion, Thank you,
and know His peace and love among authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, Joseph Lim
ourselves and one another. was “valid but incomplete, and leave[s]
issues unresolved that would have been
resolved properly had the key points in
the Gorsuch opinion been added.” Half My Life:
The Court stopped short of setting a The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child
major precedent, and instead tailored the
decision to this particular case. How- AUTHOR: Joseph Lim
ever, supporters of Phillips said the deci-
sion still marked an important victory. Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing
“Government hostility toward people
of faith has no place in our society, yet Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child is a true story of unconditional love and lessons in patience
the state of Colorado was openly an- and faith. It’s about a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy named Jordan, who is diagnosed with autism and diabetes. This book is
tagonistic toward Jack’s religious beliefs
about marriage. The court was right to a vivid chronicle of the highlights and struggles, the joys and challenges, experienced by a special child and his family.
condemn that,” said Kristen Waggoner,
senior counsel for Alliance Defend-
Available online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes, Kobo books, and Barnes & Noble.
ing Freedom, which was representing Part of the proceeds will be donated to charities for autism, diabetes and special kids.
Phillips. Visit Facebook page named, Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child
“Tolerance and respect for good-faith
Call the Asian Journal at differences of opinion are essential in a
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“Some children had died of [other]
diseases because of fear-mongering even
if up to this day, there had been no direct
evidence to prove that Dengvaxia may
cause death,” he said.
In addition, Aquino argued that the
criminal complaint against them should
be dismissed outright due to forum-
shopping, noting that similar complaints
were filed by the same groups in the
Commission on Elections and the Office
of the Ombudsman.

Treasurer Chiang
( Continued from page 9 )
rates, longer loan terms, and/or greater
loan amounts compared to a standard
unsecured, personal loan product.
Lenders can also use the program’s
growing contractor network to reach
more customers. REEL’s website
gogreenfinancing.com will attract and
engage potential customers. From the
website, potential customers can find
contractors, lenders, and links to other
California programs offering financial
CHEEF is administered by the Califor-
nia Alternative Energy and Advanced
Transportation Financing Authority
(CAEATFA), a California financing
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Former San Dimas income tax return preparer sen- Attorney General As the
tenced to 48 months imprisonment for filing false Becerra launches
returns in a $5.2 million scheme to defraud the IRS new hate crimes Bamboos
LOS ANGELES – A former San a two-count information charging him
with aiding and assisting in the prepara-
been claimed on their returns, as their
client copies did not include the fraudu- prevention webpage Sway
by Rudy Liporada
Dimas return preparer was sen-
tion of false federal income tax returns. lent deductions. Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada
tenced this morning to 48 months In total, Padilla received approximately Webpage highlights resources
imprisonment for engaging in a at ww.asianjournalusa.com
According to documents filed with the $5,241,787 in false federal income and important information
$5.2 million scheme to defraud court, between 2008 and 2016, Pa- tax refunds from the IRS by filing available to the public and law
the Internal Revenue Service
through the submission of fraudu-
dilla submitted over 1,100 false federal
income tax returns to the IRS, each
fraudulent federal income tax returns
under the names of his clients. enforcement. Attorney General Mormons celebrate acceptance
of Blacks in Church
claiming tax refunds based on fabricated Padilla’s fraudulent conduct did not Becerra also releases new
lent federal income tax returns. itemized deductions. Padilla filed these stop with the IRS. During the same time brochure, protocol and law
false returns in the names of his clients, period, 2008-2016, Padilla submit- enforcement bulletin
Ismael Michael Padilla, 42, who but did so without their knowledge or ted over 300 fraudulent state income In 1987 I was a very new The event also catapulted me back to
operated under the name RMD consent. tax returns to the California Franchise convert to the Church of Jesus memories of my family’s earlier conver-
The false refunds claimed on these Tax Board resulting in approximately SACRAMENTO – California sion to the Church while in Zambia,
Financial Services, was further Christ of Latter Day Saints also
returns were never received by Padilla's $1,036,000 in fraudulent California state Attorney General Xavier Becerra Africa. There were no members there
ordered by United States District clients but were instead diverted by income tax refunds. In order to obtain commonly known as the Mormon at that time, no units called wards of
today launched the new Califor-
Judge John A. Kronstadt to pay Padilla into bank accounts under his these refunds, Padilla employed the Church. Knowing I am a Filipino, branches, no Church. No nothing. All
ownership and control. same scheme that he used in the federal nia Department of Justice (CA
restitution of $4,342,352 to the an office mate, a Polish lady, who there was in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital
In order to deceive his clients, Padilla scheme. DOJ) Hate Crimes Prevention city, in 1986, were two families who
IRS. used to be a Mormon confronted
would typically prepare two different The investigation further showed that webpage offering the public were members - the family of a US
sets of income tax returns for the same Padilla used approximately $1,003,705 and law enforcement an online me, asking why I joined the consular officer who had a boy and girl
Padilla pleaded guilty in February to
year; an initial return to provide to the of the scheme proceeds to purchase and
platform to view resources and Church when I am Filipino and with his wife; and a Filipino who had
client and a second return to file with maintain real property located in Mon-
The process of
Blacks were banned from the two sons with his wife. My wife then
Internal Revenue Service. In the IRS rovia, California. Pursuant to a civil important information. Included was a nurse instructor while I was teach-
copies, Padilla would claim false and forfeiture complaint, this property was on the webpage are information temple and other blessings of the ing Zambia college students to become

justice and inflated itemized deductions for items forfeited by the United States govern- on the Attorney General’s Hate Church. I was surprised because, journalists and photojournalists. In spite
such as mortgage interest. These false ment in August of 2017.
Crime Rapid Response Team, a being new, I did not know about of their only being just two families,

itemized deductions had the impact This case is the product of an investiga- a policy in 1952 that such ban- these members held Sunday services at
of falsely decreasing the reported tax tion by IRS Criminal Investigation. The brochure on how to identify and the consular officer’s home. I, my wife,
liability of the named client, and thus case is being prosecuted by Assistant report hate crimes, an informa- ning on Blacks was imposed by along with our four boys were invited to
increasing any claimed tax refund. United States Attorney James C. Hughes tion bulletin for law enforcement the Church Leadership. My office these services, simple but very spiritual.
Fr. Shay Cullen
25 May 2018 The listed clients were unaware that of the Tax Division. that summarizes California hate mate did not also know and ap- What impressed me most was their keen
these false deductions image007.pnghad parently had a falling out with the focus on the family specially the spiri-
crimes laws, and services avail- tual growth of the children.
The Avila sex bar in Calapan- able to victims. Church earlier than June 1, 1978
dayan, Subic town, Zambales is “An attack motivated by hate when that policy was lifted and Migrating to the US in 1987 and see-
closed with a steel gate since the against one of us is an attack on Blacks all over the world were ing the administration of the Church,
hand of justice came to that place all of us. We must strive to make given all the rights and privileges the more my family resolved to stay
that are due to every member members are the concrete programs of
when we rescued young girls California a place of tolerance — the Church with regards to the sanctity
from sex slavery and the domi- hate crimes have no place here,” of the Church regardless of any of the family, saving the whole family
neering power of the owner, US said Attorney General Becerra. color – priesthood, temple ordi- and past generations, and steps to really
National Arthur David Benjamin, “At the California Department nances and blessings, and others serve church members and others who
49, on February 6, 2013. – “for all are Children of God and are in need.
of Justice, we are doing every-
thing in our power to ensure our all are like into God.” To date, out of 407 Mormon missions
Along that national road, many other
sex bars and brothels have been aban- resources, protocols, and other all over the world, 31 are in Africa of
Last June 1, 2018, the Church of Jesus which Zambia has 4,000 members. The
doned and closed out of fear since 2013. important public information are Christ Latter of Day Saints celebrated Philippines has 22 missions with 17,000
The information that led to the raid accessible to all Californians. the 40th year of the policy lifting amidst
was provided with the help of retired members and has the fastest growth in
This webpage is a one-stop shop remarks of acceptance that though the Asia.
undercover Australian federal police. Gospel is perfect, those who interpret
(See the documentary Children of the for information and resources for and implement the scriptures are not
Given all the above, the celebration, to
Sex Trade on http://www.youtube.com/ those who wish to stay informed me, is really significant in that it comes
perfect but by the continuous unfolding at a time when racism is resurfacing
watch?v=34XihiVaX_o). about what to do in the event that revelation, we are striving for perfec-
With that information, the director of with vengeance in the United States.
they encounter or are the victims tion. “Only the comprehension of the The atmosphere of bigotry has found
the Preda Foundation sent Preda social true Fatherhood of God can bring full
workers to confirm it. Then he contacted of a hate crime.” appreciation of the true brotherhood of
expression in the prevailing atmosphere
the National Bureau of Investigation The webpage’s new features and that has targeted not only Blacks but all
men and the true sisterhood of women,” colors tagged as undesirable immigrants.
(NBI) to take action. Preda also con- enhanced interface will help the public said President Russell M. Nelson, the
tacted the US Homeland Security since navigate information to help them pre- I appreciate the leadership of the
claimed Prophet of the Church. “That Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Arthur Benjamin was a US national. vent, identify, and report a hate crime. understanding inspires us with passion-
They assigned a special agent to join The new interface makes it easier for Saints for bringing to the fore the issue
ate desire to build bridges of cooperation that affects me, personally, as a Filipino,
the NBI in the investigation to conduct users to find the information they need, instead of walls of segregation.”
further surveillance. as well as search options that allow for who due, though not intrinsically by
On February 6, 2013, together with better results, greater user control, and policy, but by ignorance, attitude, and
President Nelson’s concluded a perception has still walls to break
Preda and the DSWD social workers, more accurate and streamlined infor- 90-minute event at the Conference
the NBI simultaneously raided Avila’s mation. Additionally, the user-friendly through to be fully accepted in the
Center on Temple Square in Utah that state prevailing in the United States of
and the Miami Hotel nearby and they layout makes it easier to find public celebrated, through song, dance and the
had government dentists who confirmed information and search the webpage America today; and in the entire world
spoken word, the 1978 revelation. One were those who think they are superior
that the girls working in Avila’s bar from a mobile device. of the highlights of the event was Sister
As part of the webpage launch, Attor- to others impose their will to the extent
( Continued on page 6 ) Gladys Knight singing ‘Somewhere’ in of not having any qualms in annihilating
ney General Becerra is making available the context of Blacks, who have joined
a new brochure that will be offered in those they believe are inferior to them.
the Church and being steadfast members
nine languages and can be downloaded, in spite of the ban, having the faith that

Apartheid, but he didn’t make it. then Philippine Senate president, and printed or shared online. But whoa to those who persist to break
“Somewhere, Sometime, Somehow” the the will of the Lord. The June 1, 2018
The 6 new overseers were chosen from later interned with the late Chief Justice Attorney General Becerra has also pub- revelation will prevail. Sister Knight, a
8 candidates nominated by a Harvard Marcelo Fernan. lished updated protocols for CA DOJ’s event was titled “Be One,” a reference to
renowned Grammy awarded chanteuse, Church’s Doctrine and Covenants where
( Continued from page 1 ) Alumni Association committee. More Hate Crime Rapid Response Team. The joined the Church, baptized by her son,
for the institution. than 26,000 Harvard degree holders cast After college, Acuña-Sunshine took up team, composed of senior officials at the the Lord had said “Be one; and if ye are
Jeremy, in 1997. not one, ye are not mine.”
their ballots in the election, the univer- law at Columbia University and gradu- California Department of Justice, stands

Election results – when to

sity announced on May 24. ated in 1999. She worked in corporate ready to assist local and federal law
The election of Acuña-Sunshine, law for more than 13 years before enforcement authorities in the identifica-
who was born in Roxas City, Aside from Acuña-Sunshine, those devoting her time to her advocacy in tion, arrest, prosecution, and conviction
Philippines, and finished grade
school at Catholic school Poveda
elected were Philip Hart Cullom, Mer-
edith “Max” Hodges, Marilyn Holifield,
neurological research, particularly on
X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism (XDP),
of the perpetrators of significant hate
In addition, Attorney General Becerra
expect them
Diego Rodriguez, and Yvette Roubide- a debilitating neurodegenerative disease
before moving to the US in the aux. which, she said, is unique to the Western has released an information bulletin On election night, we all want trickle in, but only a very light number.
1980s, is the first for a Filipina Visayan region where she comes from. for law enforcement agencies across Close to 11 p.m. you can expect the bulk
California outlining state laws that to know who won what race and
and a victory for the campaign for Except for Rodriguez, they will serve of the precinct numbers. Then, results
a term of 6 years, during which they Her brother was diagnosed with the prohibit hate crimes and other hate- which proposition passed – and
diversity at the elite university. should come in periodically as trucks
would take part in the direction-setting disease 5 years ago. related acts. The bulletin summarizes the as soon as possible! But the June with ballot boxes continue to roll in. All
She got massive support from for Harvard, advise university adminis- key California criminal and civil laws 5 gubernatorial primary election the precinct ballots might not arrive until
the Coalition for a Diverse trators, and approve certain actions by This led her to establish the Sunshine that prohibit hate crimes and/or provide after midnight.
enhanced penalties for specified hate- results may take a little while to
Harvard as well as from her the university’s top governing body, the Care Foundation for Neurological Care After all the precinct ballots are count-
Harvard Corporation. and Research, which sets up free clinics related acts. come in. Here’s why.
network at the Kennedy School The new website and updated materials
ed on election night, Vu expects only
and help centers for those afflicted with about 55 to 60 percent of the vote. Those
of Government, where she earned Acuña-Sunshine knows she is carrying the disease, who, she noted, would hide can be accessed at www.oag.ca.gov/ A high number of registered voters: tight races might still be up in the air.
her masters in 1996, four years the torch for the Philippines. In her mes- it for years because they were ashamed hatecrimes. San Diego County has over 1.69 million “It’s not over on election night and it
after she obtained her bachelor’s sage thanking the Harvard Club of the to show or talk about their deformities. registered voters. hasn’t been for a long, long time,” said
Philippines for its support, she said she 1,444 polling places across the county.
degree at Harvard College. Vu. “Close contests are not decided until
Pinay lawyer
was “incredibly proud to represent our “I was not embarrassed to talk about More mail ballots than ever before all the ballots are in the count.”
country” on the board. my brother’s disease, because if I don’t were issued by the Registrar’s office, While you can guess how some races
“It’s never been about me. All advocate for them, who will? The dis- over 1.1 million. will turn out due to the early numbers,
( Continued from page 1 ) Provisional ballots always take longer.
this knowledge [at Harvard], She told Rappler: "I bring to Harvard ease affects the entire family. It hits men the results for the tight races must wait
what is it for if not to elevate the gift of creating community because in their mid-30s, when they are at the Samar being her hometown in Registrar workers must make sure your until election workers process, review or
I know that no matter how brilliant prime of their lives, forcing the women the Philippines. She also won the votes count for the contests you were inspect every ballot: precinct, provi-
humanity?” Acuña-Sunshine entitled to vote on and that they don’t
you are, life is meaningless when you to be the breadwinner in the family.” Miss Summer Asia title. sional, mail-in and damaged.
told Rappler. “Harvard gave me are alone. It is so important to always count for the ones you weren’t. “Between mail ballots and provisional
this beautiful gift that had some find and be with people who inspire Using her network at Harvard and
Lim is currently based in Those mail ballots? More convenient, ballots, a close count always comes to
people in it.” you, who make you want to be a better through Sunshine foundation, she has London, training to become a but if you drop them off at the polls on the very end,” said Vu. “We must do our
person, and who constantly yet lovingly also mobilized scientists and researchers UK lawyer after finishing a Law Election Day, the Registrar of Voters due diligence to make sure everything
challenge you to stretch and expand both to study the disease. The research, she degree at the BPP University Law can’t start counting them until Thursday is right.”
Past Overseers included for- mind and heart." said in a published interview, “can add at the earliest because all the signatures Some races may not be decided for
mer US presidents Franklin D. School. need to be verified first. The Registrar
to our knowledge of the brain and help several weeks. The results must be certi-
Roosevelt and John F. Ken- Helping XDP victims us understand the neural pathways that expects 150,000 to 200,000 mail ballots fied, however, 30 days after Election
In her thank you post on her Facebook, will be dropped off June 5.
nedy; former vice-president Al affect our motor systems.” the professional Filipino model says, “It Day on July 5.
Acuña-Sunshine assumes the post after “This is not really a new phenomenon,” While the counting process is the same,
Gore; former senator Elizabeth many years as a lawyer, an advocate, Acuña-Sunshine is married to fellow
was only a dream and now I am finally said Vu. “We’re just likely to have a
living the dream. Winning Miss Summer viewing online results will be different
Dole; South African theologian and a fund-raiser. Harvard alum Gabriel Sunshine, co- higher volume of outstanding ballots.” this election. Results on the Registrar of
World 2018 in Tirana, Albania was the
and antiapartheid activist Arch- founder of top Boston-based hedge fund sweetest prize for all the hard work and Voters website is easier to use. Among
She was in high school in Texas when firm Bracebridge Capital, which handles So what can you expect?
bishop Desmund Tutu; and the sacrifices I have made. God indeed had the new features, you’ll be able to see
the Philippines ousted dictator Ferdinand the endowments of universities such as results in different views, such as lists
philosopher-essayist Ralph Waldo Marcos, and this shaped her view of the Yale and Princeton.
a better plan for me. It took Him a while The polls close at 8 p.m. Within min-
but He has given it to me at His perfect or pie charts, races are color coded, and
Emerson. world and her role in it. utes, the results should come through you’ll be able to see voter turnout by
time.” for the ballots that were mailed in,
She is also a cousin of Mar Roxas, Lim’s bio credits her for titles as Miss precinct.
Ex-US president Barack Obama was In 1989, while a freshman at Harvard, whom she campaigned for in the last submitted at drop-off locations before For more information, visit sdvote.com
nominated to the Board in 1991 by the Swimsuit UK and Best Model 2017 in Election Day or during early voting at
she worked as a consultant at the office 2016 presidential race. – Glenda M. addition to her new title as Miss Sum- or call (858) 565-5800.
Harvard-Radcliffe Alumini Against of the late Jovito Salonga, who was Gloria/Rappler.com the Registrar’s office.
mer World. After that, some precinct results may
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De Lima: Probe 'influx of Chinese Endless optimism
nationals' in Philippines

SENATE PROBE. Leila de Lima asks the Senate to look into the rise of Chinese
workers in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
This influx of Chinese nation- there is a number of available jobs in
the Philippines, even while Filipinos
als 'steals jobs away from ordi- continue to seek opportunities abroad by Jose Ma. Montelibano storm, not just by their size and wealth, beings, the pendulum did swing, and anti-trust laws. But its biggest challenge
nary Filipinos,' says the office and unemployment remains a concern," by especially by their advanced and still does, and the demand for knowl- will come from the younger generations
of Senator Leila de Lima De Lima said. I read recently about the Eu- superior technologies. They just could edge, information and transparency is who appear to rebel against unchecked
With the Philippines relying on Chi- not be regulated because no government fast becoming a major force in societal power.
Rambo Talabong, Rappler.com | nese labor and clients, De Lima warned ropean Union’s General Data really understood the nature and details living. The power of that demand for
MANILA, 6/2/2018 – Detained that "any change in policies by the China Protection Regulation (GDPR) of their work in the beginning. Maybe data drove the pendulum all the way I think that the monetary system is far
government could effectively stall, if not law which is seen as the radical except for the government of China who back and, in some parts of the world, has more powerful and lasting than giant
Senator Leila de Lima filed a cripple, our local economy."
resolution urging the Senate to shake-up of data privacy regula- applied restraints that no company could already caused its own consequences as corporations, past and present. Ever
The problem with illegal workers: De defy. a runaway train. It is understandable that since trade demanded the use of notes
investigate the supposed "influx Lima added that the Chinese also domi- tions. This comes as the world
what China started (I am not sure about and currencies beyond the traditional
of Chinese nationals," both legal nate the list of foreigners deported for has been jolted into awareness Late last year, there was a visiting Russia) when it put stricter boundaries items of gold and silver, the world has
and illegal, in the Philippines. illegally staying in the Philippines. (because it had long been hap- Frenchman who discussed a dream of on the use of global tech platforms) will become more entrapped and controlled
In 2017 alone, 1,248 of 1,508 foreign- pening) that a monster is on the his to build the equivalent of Google for be copied -albeit for slightly differ- by those who dictate the financial sys-
Her office filed Senate Resolu- ers deported by the Bureau of Immigra- France, a version that, however, would ent reasons. China wanted to protect tems of the world. In short, this system
tion 751 on Tuesday, May 29. tion were Chinese. loose. Funny that it had to take a
be controlled by its users rather than its the dominance of the state while the is represented by banks and investment
The "immigration surge," said De Lima cited two controversies that presidential election in the United corporate owners. He was explaining new regulations will try to protect the firms, from local institutions to global
De Lima's office, "steals jobs amendments to the law could have pre- States to rivet global attention that the power of the giant tech compa- primacy of user and netizens over their agencies like the World Bank. The
vented: the beating of a Filipina waitress to the possibility that illegal or nies who gathered and used private data own private data. financial transactions today (and the
away from ordinary Filipinos," for eating a chicharon cracker of her
unethical use of private data can of billions of people was unimaginable past decades) often have nothing to do
and "triggers a property surge on illegally staying Chinese boss, and the and could easily be abused. He was The giant telco companies will not be directly with the exchange of goods and
many developed areas." illegal operation of a dredging vessel swing elections, even of Ameri- actually expressing an emerging fear easily restrained because superior tech- services. They are financial transactions
can presidents. Facebook was on that broke out in a big way with the
Asian Journal
at the Macolcol River by 10 mostly nology propels them and the demand for on financial transactions. Yet, greater
The problem with legal workers: Cit- Chinese foreigners. deck in that case with its founder alleged Russian attempt to manipulate data with ultra speed and huge volume amounts of money are involved.
ing media reports, De Lima noted an "There is a need to review our capabil- the US elections in 2016. The British, is served by them. It also happens that
called to attend congressional
increase in Chinese nationals able to get ity to enforce our immigration and labor too, suspected that a similar attempt was their monetary resources are simply How does one get out of a global
alien employment Asian (AEPs) the laws in
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She flagged the reported surge of busi- effect which may be caused by this im- modated) to attend hearings in the hearings in the Parliament. thousands. But when anyone gets too doesn’t. Until now, one doesn’t. Its
ness licenses awarded by the Duterte migration surge," she said. British Parliament. big, there is a natural resistance that it control is total. But it seems not forever,
administration to Chinese companies, The Senate is packed with allies of It is ironic, but actually an established faces among today’s younger gen- not even close to forever. The younger
"employing about 200,000 predomi- President Rodrigo Duterte, who has The world’s biggest tech names, such pattern, that the insatiable need for in- erations. It used to be that the past was generations do not seem poised to allow
nantly Chinese workers who have been boosted ties with China to reap eco- as Google, Facebook, Instagram, and formation had driven the world towards much more accommodating to business a superstructure dictating on how they
arriving since late 2016." nomic gains. – Rappler.com WhatsApp are the primary targets of transparency more than any other ethical empires that sustained themselves as dy- will live. It is evolution versus the most
"The surge of AEP issuance means regulations. These tech companies and effort. From the dark ages when knowl- nasties. That pattern is being challenged
others like them had taken the world by edge was so limited for ordinary human in all progressive countries, starting with ( Continued on page 6 )

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‘Inday Will Always Love You’ grateful for Heart Evangelista suffers Duterte apologizes
viewers’ overwhelming support miscarriage to Kris Aquino over
Mocha's post

Philstar.com | MANILA,
6/6/2018 — President Rodrigo
Duterte on Wednesday apolo-
gized to actress Kris Aquino after
Presidential Communications
Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson
used a video of the late Sen.
Benigno Aquino Jr. to justify the
Inday Will Always Love You who plays Barbie’s mom in IWALY, is buano viewers continue to support them GMA News | MANILA, this happens to a higher percentage chief executive's kissing of a mar-
(IWALY) continues to win the elated by the show’s great performance. every night. Their rapport on the set 6/7/2018 -- On Instagram, of first time moms. I know this is true
“Everything’s overwhelming—the way and their great chemistry on-cam have because so many of you have been open ried woman.
hearts of viewers—consistently our viewers let IWALY in[to] their been rewarded by commendable ratings Kapuso actor Heart Evangelista with sharing your experiences. Your Duterte's longtime aide Christo-
topping the ratings and dominat- hearts, the way they support and love the performance since its pilot airing. shared devastating news: She lost kindness and positivity in sharing about pher Go said Kris had conveyed
ing the trending topics online for show. These things mean so much to us her baby. your own miscarriages remind me to be to him her sentiments against
the last two weeks. and will serve as inspiration for us to do “I thank everyone for watching and "At this week’s Doctor appointment, strong.
[more for the show. Happy ako that we tweeting about our show,” shares just as we hit the 3 month mark, we I am so grateful for all your love Uson's online post, which fea-
Since it aired last May 21, the are clearly sending the message that the Forteza. “It wouldn't be a success if not found out that her heart stopped beat- throughout this entire journey. tured a video of her father being
Kapuso Network’s latest prime- show is trying to impart: [which is] to for them. I am grateful especially [for] ing," read a portion of her post. It’s not the end, just another chapter. kissed by two women before he
time offering has been both the hold on to the things that truly matter- the support of our beloved Cebuanos,” "The doctor told me that there really I take comfort knowing that you’re up was shot dead in 1983.
‘most-watched’ and ‘much- talked love, respect, faith and family. [Also to] says Forteza. wasn’t anything we could’ve done, that there with your twin. I don’t question
not forget perseverance, na nakikita na- “I thank all of the Kapuso especially God about this sad time, I trust in His
He said he and the president
about’ series on its time block not this happens to a higher percentage of
tin kay Inday Happylou. At marami pang the Cebuanos who are supporting our first time moms," Heart continued, add- timing and plan. I hope you all under- have apologized to Kris, who
only in Metro Manila but also in positive na katangian na dapat dala-dala show,” says Monasterio. “I wish that ing she actually had chosen a name for stand that I’ll be taking some time off accused Uson of disrespecting her
Cebu. natin saan man tayo magpunta,” she you guys will continue watching IWALY her baby. She would've called her Mira. but your support and kind words will be father.
adds. till the end.” Early in May, Heart announced she was felt, even if I’m not able to reply. "We conveyed our apologies for
“I feel so overwhelmed [by the posi- “Salamat po sa suporta at pagmamahal pregnant. Later that month, she shared I’m not looking for answers, just peace.
tive feedback],” shares Kapuso actress With Cebu and its culture taking na ipinapakita ninyo. Kaninyong tanan that she was actually carrying twins but For what it’s worth, I already had a the incident concerning her and
Barbie Forteza. As Happylou Magtibay, the spotlight in this Kapuso rom-com dinha sa Cebu, daghan kaayong salamat that she had lost one of them. name for you. My Mira, funnily enough, Mocha," Go said in a press brief-
Barbie’s character definitely lives up to series, the cast had to travel and stay in sa pagkuyug ninyo namu kada gabii. Read her complete statement about her I already loved your smile. I know you’ll ing Wednesday in Malacanang.
her name: bubbly, optimistic, and strong. Cebu. They had to go from one place Love ta mung tanan!” adds Reynes. miscarriage below: find your way back to me.
She adds that she is “proud of our show” to another to capture the authenticity of What’s in store for the viewers in the There are not enough words to express Go said Uson has also agreed to apolo-
and seeing how viewers and netizens Happylou’s journey as a Manila-based next weeks to come? how heavy my heart feels but I know it’s — LA/JST, GMA News gize for her post. He, however, believes
have been loving IWALY reinforces her lechon store assistant who traveled to Says, Forteza: “There will be more important to share this because it’s part the assistant secretary did not have a bad
belief that “all the hard work of everyone the said province to work and look for kilig, drama and a lot of twists so I hope of my motherhood journey. At this week’s intention when she shared the video.
totally paid off.” her father. they will keep [on] watching.” Doctor appointment, just as we hit the 3
“There’ll be more scenes that will month mark, we found out that her heart Go claimed Uson was just showing that
Her co-star and leading man, Derrick “Being Cebuana, masaya po ako lagi make them fall in love, feel kilig, happy, stopped beating. both Duterte and Aquino are popular and
Monasterio, agrees. “The response from to do projects that showcase ‘anything angry. There will be scenes that will For some it might be early on but for well-loved leaders.
people watching our show has been and everything Cebu’, ika nga,” quips make them think, too. So, please, stay us, we were so ready to meet you, little
incredible, [it] feels so good and heart- Reynes. She adds that her co-stars have with Inday Will Always Love You. one. Carrying you made me feel like a "We understand the emotions of both
warming,” shares the Kapuso heartthrob been enthusiastic to learn about her Marami pa pong magyayari,” says completely new person. Just the thought sides since both leaders are well-respect-
who plays Patrick in IWALY. The series hometown’s dialect. “They ask me how Reynes. of you taught me what unconditional ed and loved,” he said.
sees the return to the small screen of the a certain word is being said or pro- Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch love feels like. Go said he and Uson have agreed to
much-loved DerBie love team. nounced.” ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ on GMA The Doctor told me that there really put an end to the issue “out of respect”
Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit wasn’t anything we could’ve done, that for Filipinos. — Job Manahan
Veteran actress Manilyn Reynes, It is no wonder that more and more Ce- www.gmapinoytv.com. (30)

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MABUHAY 5K: “Run with Apl.de.ap at the Mabuhay 5K at the Chula Vista Marina” on Sunday June 17
the work we’ve done in the Philippines. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Integrity - We are honest and transparent
Hopefully, we can also begin working Registration begins on-site at 8:00 a.m. in our partnerships. Opportunities - We
on programs here in the U.S. that will Where: Start and Finish at 999 Bayside believe that everyone deserves a chance
benefit Filipino-American youth in their Park, Chula Vista, CA 91910 with to improve their lives. Empowerment
pursuit of education.” walk and run alongside the Chula Vista - We want individuals to discover their
The Mabuhay 5K is a community Marina. strengths and talents to impact the lives
event encouraging fitness, health, and Why: To promote a positive and engag- of others. Sustainability - We want our
wellness. The event is brought to you by ing fitness, health, and wellness event efforts to grow and expand.
the Apl.de.ap Foundation, a nonprofit for all ages. This all ages family fun Apl.de.ap Foundation | Post Office
organization committed to empowering community 5K invites the entire com- Box 662149, L.A., CA. 90066 c/o
youth, partnering and collaborating with munity to walk and run alongside the Ted Benito, Executive Director |www.
organizations on creative and innovative beautiful scenic landscape at the Chula apldeapfoundation.org
approaches to arts and technology; with Vista Marina! The event collaborates
a goal to provide the tools to individu- with various partners and organizations About Apl.de.ap
als with the passion and drive to make of the Apl.de.ap Foundation supporting
a difference in their lives and in the and empowering youth within arts and “I would not have gotten this far were
lives of others. Keep informed on more technology. it not for an education, and I’d like to be
Mabuhay 5K announcements and the able to help young Filipinos out there to
Apl.de.ap Foundation atwww.apldeap- About the Apl.de.ap Foundation achieve their dreams.” Apl.de.ap
foundation.org and on various social
media sites. The Apl.de.ap Foundation is a non- The eldest of seven siblings, Allan
San Diego, CA – May 15, 2018: Mabuhay 5K Media Contacts: Laarni profit organization and is a project of Pineda better known as Apl.de.ap, grew
Come run with Apl.de.ap from Thornton 619.564.4447 the Filipino Food Movement. Vision:to up in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philip-
the BLACK EYED PEAS at the Who: Apl.de.ap Foundation Interna- prepare marginalized, creative, and pines. He worked in the farm with his
tional gifted students as global professionals in grandfather and sold the crops at the
Mabuhay 5K fun run on Sunday, What: Mabuhay 5K Walk and Run at arts and technology. Mission:To equip open market. Coming from a poor
June 17th at the Chula Vista Ma- the Chula Vista Marina. Filipino youth with the knowledge and ( Continued on page 8 )
rina. The Mabuhay 5K welcomes When: Sunday, June 17, 2018 from skills to improve their lives. Values:
runners, walkers, and pet walk-
ers to join in this all ages family
fun event at the beautiful scenic
2018 Ohana Unity Seminar
Chula Vista Marina.
Spectators are welcome to come cheer
on Apl.de.ap and their favorite Mabuhay
5K teams representing local schools
and organizations from San Diego and
visiting cities. The top racers of the
Mabuhay 5K will receive awards for
the overall top 3 positions for adults and
children. The Mabuhay 5K registration
package includes a Mabuhay 5K bib and
finishers race medal. Online registration
and race application is available atwww.
Registration is open thru Race Day on
June 17th. On race day, the registration
opens at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K starting
at 9:00 a.m. at Bayside Park North at the
Chula Vista Marina. Pets are welcome
and children 4 years old and under
may participate free, accompanied by a By Phil Dang lege Field House, 10440 Black self in the region to be the biggest
registered adult. Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA event for the greater San Diego
The 2018 Ohana Unity Seminar 92126. area of Southern California. Fur-
“I lost my adoptive father this year,” is returning for its 6th Annual The largest multi-martial arts thermore, we are now using the
said Apl.de.ap, “so doing a fun, healthy seminar and fellowship event
and worthwhile event on Father’s Day compilation of presenters, in- biggest venue for any martial arts
is my way of honoring him aside from scheduled for June 16th, 2018 in structors, and participants in San activity in San Diego.
raising funds we need to continue all of San Diego at the Miramar Col- Diego has quickly established it- ( Continued on page 8 )

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