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Msgr. Gutierrez A Child Is Powerful — p.

10
Profiles Marjon Saulon — Racial Collision: Being Filipino in East Asia and the U.S. — p. 4
Perspective Miles Beauchamp: It's Time to Be Nice — p. 6
Trends Dr Caesar Candari — LEMONGRASS: A new milestone in the Filipino movie-making arena— p. 14
September 21-27, 2018

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 88


Heart Evangelista is among Destiny
Kate Spade New York's favorite
faces at NYFW New Territory
GMA News | Ney York
9/19/2018 -- Kapuso actor Heart
Evangelista was listed as one of As the search goes on for
Kate Spade New York's favorite landslide victims, the number
faces at New York Fashion Week. of deaths continues to rise
On their Facebook page Wednes-
day (Manila time), the brand Rappler.com | MANILA,
listed seven of their favorite 9/20/2018 – The number of peo-
attendees at Kate Spade New ple killed by Typhoon Ompong
York Spring 2019 presentation, (Mangkhut) rose to 88 on Thurs-
which included the Darling of the day, September 20, with fatalities
Philippines. from the Cordillera Administra-
Heart was listed alongside tive Region (CAR) climbing as
other fashion A-listers including the search for landslide survivors
Heart Evangelista ( Continued on page 2 ) continued.

Drilon questions huge number of Chapter 72 of “Destiny” by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.


Below is the breakdown from
the Philippine National Police
Chinese nationals working in PH (PNP):
CAR - 72
Jovic Yee, Inquirer.net | MA- Of this number, 150,000 workers

H
Cagayan Valley - 10
NILA, 9/20/2018 -- Sen. Frank- are supposedly located in Para- oping to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, Dante knocked at the door of Mimi’s Central Luzon - 3
lin Drilon expressed concern ñaque’s Entertainment City. Metro Manila - 2
on Wednesday about the huge Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello residence. A maid let him in. She offered for him to sit at a sofa in the living
room and went upstairs to inform Mimi of her guest. Ilocos Region - 1
number of Chinese workers in III disputed Drilon’s figures,
the country, as he noted that their pointing out that the Dole issued The PNP said 64 people remain
presence was depriving Filipinos 40,000 Alien Employment Per- “Ate,” she knocked at the door. “You have a visitor.”
Mimi had an inkling who he was. She opened the door slightly and peered from the inside. missing, while 69 others were
of the opportunity to be gainfully mits (AEP) only over the last 18 wounded. Of the 64 missing, 60
employed. months. Of these, about 25,000 “Who is it?”
“It’s the guy you went out with this morning.” are in CAR.
During the deliberation of the went to Chinese nationals. Itogon police chief Senior
Department of Labor and Em- Bello said that while he stood by “Tell him I don’t want to talk to him. I am not feeling well.”
The maid looked surprised. A few hours earlier, Mimi was amiable to the guest. Inspector Heherson Zambale said
ployment’s (Dole) 2019 budget, the figure, it was “possible” that 54 deaths have been recorded in
Drilon said he learned from this only represented the number “C’mon, tell her that.”
She reluctantly went downstairs to relay Dante her message. the town alone, while 47 people
“industry people” that there were of legitimate foreign workers. remain missing. The area suffered
about 400,000 foreign workers in “Ate Mimi couldn’t not come. She’s not feeling well.”
“Tell her it is me, Dante.” from a tragic landslide, which
Metro Manila alone. ( Continued on page 8 ) was allegedly exacerbated by
( Continued on page 6 )
small-scale mining.
The National Disaster Risk
#NeverAgain: Ateneo, La Salle Community celebration marks grand opening of Reduction and Management

urge students to remember new Cesar Solis Community Park in South Bay
Council also said over 1.4 million
residents have been affected by

Martial Law freedom fighters Event draws hundreds for the typhoon.
park named after highest-rank- Search and rescue operations are
ing Filipino-American in San still underway, while many resi-
Diego Police history dents look to rebuild their homes.
– with reports from Rambo
San Diego – As part of his com- Talabong and Sofia Tomacruz/
mitment to break ground on or Rappler.com
upgrade 50 parks in five years,
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was
joined today by San Diego Police
Chief David Nisleit and commu-
nity members to officially open
the new Cesar Solis Community
Park for South Bay residents. and marks the first in City history to San Diego Police Department before
ABS-CBN News | MANILA, Manila University and the De La The park is named after retired be named after a Filipino-American. retiring in 2014. Working his way up
9/20/2018 -- The Ateneo de ( Continued on page 5 ) Assistant Police Chief Cesar Solis Chief Solis spent 32 years with the ( Continued on page 3 )

Save the Date:


October 13, 2018, Saturday
Nation-wide Rosary in the
Public Square at 12 noon
Operations Manager
San Diego County
Inland Empire

Jesus I Trust In You!


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Elections 2018
Two-card Ballot for Nov. 6 Election
As a result of a large number of Voting by mail is simple. Your poll. If you have your completed
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rial General Election, San Diego mailbox. you enter the voting booth, you can
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be listed on the front and back of of your own home. a.m. and 8 p.m. The location is listed
each page. Considering the length Voting by mail is secure. Seal your on the back of your Sample Ballot
of the ballot, the Registrar of Vot- completed ballot in the provided en- and Voter Information Pamphlet
ers is urging voters to plan ahead velope, sign and date it, add postage sent to your home or you can use the
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California Communities
The Metamorphosis Community celebration marks grand opening of new
by Ernie Delfin Cesar Solis Community Park in South Bay

Read previous articles by Ernie Delfin


at ww.asianjournalusa.com

The four phases & quadrants


of a good and balanced life
THE METAMORPHOS than I was born into. That priceless
By Ernie D. Delfin state of SIGNIFICANCE: thinking,
writing and doing more for others is
My last column on DEATH (after both very envigorating and reward- ( Continued from page 1 ) features include:
the death of Sen. McCain) elic- ing that excites my whole being to through the ranks, Solis retired as the A new multi-purpose athletic field
ited dozens of readers’ feedbacks wake up each morning to continue highest-ranking Filipino-American with lighting and backstops
that inspired me to write this topic living and wanting to do more until in SDPD history. Chief Solis, who Open recreation areas, walking
on LIFE: its four phases and its the very last breath of my life. joined today’s community celebra- paths and parking
homeostasis state that many human tion, grew up in South Bay and still A service building with restrooms
beings aspire for but often struggle Along the way, however, as long as resides in the area with his wife. and a snack bar
to achieve. In his “The 7 Habits of the body and the spirit (soul) are still “We’re investing in parks through- Picnic areas and shade structures
Highly Effective People” America’s together, the four quadrants need to be out the city and creating new spaces A skate park generations to come,” Chief Solis Ysidro High School Mariachi Band.
foremost guru, Dr. Steven R. Covey maintained like an expensive machine. where families gather, children play, said. “My family is deeply honored In January 2016, Mayor Faulconer
wrote that “effective and fulfilled Physically, human beings need good
and community spirit grows,” Mayor The $20 million project has been and proud to be a part of this project. pledged to build or improve 50 parks
healthy food and supplements to be able long sought after by the residents of
people do things consciously at first, to move to the other quadrants. And Faulconer said. “It’s fitting that the Thank you to Mayor Kevin Faul- in five years. So far, the City has
until it becomes an unconscious park is named after Chief Solis who Ocean View Hills and surrounding coner and Councilmember David opened 22 parks with more than two
this maintenance to the body must not communities. It is a multi-phased
habit in their human activities in all be taken lightly but incorporated in our protected this community for decades Alvarez for your leadership and com- dozen others in various stages of
Four Quadrants: PHYSICAL (to and now this neighborhood asset will project that will eventually include mitment to improving our neighbor- design or construction. The commit-
daily lives. HEALTH IS WEALTH, es-
live) MENTAL (to learn) SOCIAL pecially for us Baby Boomers generation forever honor his legacy.” a new recreation center and aquatic hoods." ment also includes a collaborative
(to love) and SPIRITUAL (to leave who are now in our last train JOURNEY. center. effort between the City and the San
a legacy).” Doing these quadrants Speaking about healthy living, I recom- Located near two schools, the new "Congratulations to the families of Hundreds gathered for the grand Diego Unified School District to ex-
make our lives more complete and mend strongly to all my readers to take 20-acre park includes a five-acre Ocean View Hills, the City of San opening celebration that included pand recreational opportunities with
in equilibrium that makes us more time to learn more about breakthroughs joint-use field shared with the San Diego has created a beautiful park face painting, outdoor games, the “Play All Day” parks initiative to
happy and fulfilled. in organic products, like cannabidOIL Ysidro School District. Additional that will serve this community for skateboarding and music by the San build over 45 new joint-use parks.
from Austria. Many excellent presenta-

Chiu Bill to Curb School Bullying Signed by Governor


tions are available in YOUTUBE, like
As there are countless challenges this website: www.theultimatehealth-
and various circumstances from solutions.com A company in San
birth to death, however, it is not Diego County, Kannaway Corporation,
that easy to achieve that state of is leading the way in educating people Law comes as studies show to go to school,” said Assembly- out on $267 million dollars annually active guidance to prevent bullying
balance especially for the millions and promoting these amazing products divisive rhetoric in national member Chiu. “When one student due to bullying-related absences. or cyber-bullying. The law will help
of people who are born into poverty from the hemp and hobs plants that politics has filtered down to is bullied, the entire class suffers A survey by the Council of Amer- educators and parents stop bullying
in our world today. As hundreds of God put on this earth. Needless to say, and misses out on valuable learning ican-Islamic Relations revealed that before it happens by equipping them
without good health, our life on earth is
schools opportunities. I am thrilled Governor 55 percent of Muslim students have with proper tools they need in the
million people are born into poverty,
it is a must for them to undergo the like living in hell, but we are given the Brown signed this important law to experienced bullying and harassment classroom and at home. AB 2291
power and some degree of control to SACRAMENTO—Legislation work with the Department of Educa- related to their religion. The analysis will also build on a 2014 law, AB
tough SURVIVAL phase first, and
with patience and perseverance, and
what we put in our precious bodies, like by Assemblymember David Chiu tion and local educators to prevent also indicated that students are wary 1993, that instructed CDE to create
investing in the regular maintenance and (D-San Francisco) to prevent bul- bullying before it starts.” to report incidents of bullying due to online training modules to recog-
LUCK, they may be able to graduate putting the right OIL to the most expen-
into the next phases of SECURITY lying and harassment in Califor- While bullying is an age-old prob- a fear of retaliation and a belief that nize the dynamics of bullying and
sive machine (our bodies) that God gave
and SUCCESS. Thereafter, the us. Check about this wonder product nia schools was signed into law lem, recent findings indicate that the educators do not have the necessary cyberbullying. This legislation will
successful person longs for SIG- from the hemp plant called CBD by by Governor Jerry Brown today. divisive and xenophobic rhetoric training to intervene and prevent ensure those modules are publicly
NIFICANCE (Spiritual) to leave Kannaway (based in San Diego) www. plaguing our national politics has bullying. available and distributed to school
Assembly Bill 2291 will require trickled down to schools. Studies AB 2291 will require the California staff throughout the state.
his legacy to contribute to make this kannaway.com the California Department of
world a better place than he found So much for this physical quadrant have shown that the most common Department of Education to de- The California Chapter of the Council
of life. Please allow me now to touch Education (CDE) to establish reason a student is bullied in the velop guidelines to protect students of American-Islamic Relations, Asian
it. After about 7 decades of living
on this Planet Earth, I feel that I briefly share my personal view with the guidelines to prevent bullying United States is related to the vic- before bullying begins. While CDE Americans Advancing Justice, Advance-
other equally important quadrants. and disseminate online training tim’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, provides resources for students who ment Project, and Equality California
am now in this last phase life of
significance: to do as much as I can modules to local educators. or sexual orientation. It is estimated have been bullied, there was previ- ( Continued on page 14 )
( Continued on page 12 ) that school districts in California lose ously no requirement to provide pro-
to leave this world a better planet “Our children should not be afraid

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Benefits and drawbacks


eighteen years old, it was time for after intensified Philippine-Taiwan
another move. This time, fourteen relations between the two countries’

of being a military brat


hours across the Pacific on a journey maritime territories filled news
on my own, to the United States. cycles. It was a simple difference of
While the two experiences have nationality, race, and power.
taught me lessons of persistence, During January of 2015. I was with Andrea Marie Foster him. But all the hard work was
cultural acceptance, and adaptabil- my high school varsity basketball Professor Dirige worth it, I think, because of the
ity, both have culminated into one team traveling to Beijing, China for Asian Studies 460, 13 Nov 2014 benefits to him and our family.
overlying theme: what it means to the final basketball tournament of Mini-Paper #2
be a Filipino immigrant in East Asia my career. Our coach had told us to Dad says that he liked his job fair
and the United States. dress appropriately in the airport, so I never really liked the name enough. He was a machinist in the
My first immigration experience we wore button-down shirts, ties, Military Brat. To me, the title navy. He basically manufactured
Racial Collision: Being Filipino bears remarkable memories of a
happy childhood and high school ca-
and jackets as we landed in Bei-
jing. We went through customs and
came with a negative connota-
tion. I didn't really enjoy the
repair parts for the ship's systems
– such as valves and pumps. He

in East Asia and the U.S. reer, but the first word that comes to
mind in my Filipino immigration ex-
headed to the exit door, looking to
go through the falling white snow
and onto the buses. I was dressed
experience of having a military
parent either. My Dad was away
never really dealt with racism or
discrimination outright. There were
perience in Taiwan is “hei gui.”The ( Continued on page 6 )
translated English equivalent carries in a grey dress shirt and cardigan, from home a lot, and I missed
hundreds of years of American his- but was pulled over to the side by
tory, including a civil war. It start security and forcefully asked to put San Diego because my upbringing Taiwan draws parallels and dissimi-
with an N. I was called that name my bag on an extra scanner. Puzzled, was so unalike many students. I was larities. Being a Filipino in Taiwan
numerous times throughout my I looked ahead and saw that it was still learning what it meant to be a is difficult. Because Asian countries
middle-school years, especially on only me left behind, so I turned Filipino in America. What struck are mostly racially homogenous,
the local basketball courts. Countless around. It was a line of brown faces, me was how my brown skin did not there is a lesser necessity and desire
times, I did not want to play under mostly fatigued women in worn-out inspire questionable looks, stereo- for cross-cultural understanding and
the sun, in fear of getting darker and t-shirts, jeans, and flip-flops, mainly typical prejudice, or judgement from dialogue. Like any continent, there
being subject to racial jokes. domestic helpers returning from the locals. After changing my major and is a racial hierarchy that factors in
To provide context, approximately Philippines. I looked ahead and saw gaining work experience as an intern wealth, skin tone, and nationality.
137,000 Overseas Filipino Work- the mix of my Taiwanese teammates for several government agencies in I found myself at the bottom as a
ers (OFWs) live in Taiwan, and and Caucasian coaches looking back San Diego, my immigrant experi- Filipino in Asia.
the overwhelming majority work at me with looks of confusion. I felt ence took a great turn for the better.
as caretakers, home servants, and humiliated. Why was I subject to After two and a half years at San The United States on the other hand, is
manufacturing operators. The another scan? Did I look low-class Diego State, I had grown accus- a nation of nations, where ethnic groups,
skewed demographic in East Asia in my attire, like the rest in line? tomed to the cultural pulse that foods, and music around the world can
unfortunately has led to skewed Was it my skin tone? I regret having moved the city off its feet. As time be found in a myriad of enclaves and
felt embarrassed being in line in an cities. I find that Filipinos in America
stereotypes, as Filipinos are viewed went on, I harbored doubts and ques- are generally seen as successful doctors,
as dark-skinned laborers, rarely airport with the only people I shared tions about my cultural identity and nurses, military members, and even law-
as respected doctors, lawyers, or my heritage and nationality with, immigrant experience. I needed to yers and engineers. Here, we are known
engineers. In fact, the Philippines amongst a sea of nations and colors. know how I would be accepted as a for our family values, our hospitality,
was recently ranked the second most Five months later, I departed Filipino, and I was yearning to give kindness, and work ethic – as opposed
hated country in Taiwan – second another terminal on a plane cross- back to my own country. I got my to hungry, desperate workers fleeing the
only to North Korea. Among the ing the Pacific, carrying an indubi- chance when I was hired to work for homeland to taste the sweeter fruits of
137,000 Filipino migrants in Taiwan, table excitement for a peek into the the Philippine Consulate of San Di- neighboring developed nations.
I was one of the fortunate few to country many in Asia clamor over, ego. Upon my first month of work, I Upon my two divergent immigrant
grow up in a well-to-do family, with and one I had never witnessed with grew fonder and fonder of my native experiences, there is on indisputable
my own eyes – the United States. language, speaking it in my limited fact about our people: we are a people
my father being a managing engi- of limitless potential, when given an
neer at Intel and my mother, a music My first year in the U.S. was dif- imperfection, but with great zeal and opportunity. I have been so fortunate to
teacher. We had moved to Taiwan ficult. FaceTime was the only means pride. “Glad to have you serving the have sailed on shores millions before
when I was six years old because my of seeing my parents and brother, Filipino community in San Diego,” me have anchored and navigated, and
Marjon Saulon father accepted a job at Intel Taiwan. I initially had no friends, knew no my boss said. For the first time, I who have tasted the bitterness the world
To this day, he is the lone Filipino in one, and often questioned which felt that I had a purpose in the com- sometimes brings to our people.
by Marjon Saulon September 18, in the esteemed melting pot of the his Intel office. I studied in a private community I truly belonged to. Was munity that I had for so long tried
2018 world – the United States. If my international school during my I Taiwanese? Filipino? I had learned to distance myself from. One I had I can choose to forget our struggles
immigrant experience had to be twelve years in Taiwan and received Mandarin and had fallen in love with never felt truly a part of for much of and happily march on my new, fortunate
“Hei gui!” (Racial slur for encapsulated up in one sentence, I an American education – learning the people and quality of life Taiwan my life. life – or I can carry it with me, and shine
am an American-educated Filipino U.S. history, contemporary American had given me, while slowly distanc- While I still hold the pen to which a light on how half the world sees our
people with dark skin) color.
born in Pasay City, who grew up in literature, taking the SAT, and going ing myself from my Filipino roots. I am writing my immigrant experi-
the trouble-free, southern port city of to prom like most American kids did. I was afraid to join Filipino clubs in ence in America, my experience in
“Glad to have you serving the Kaohsiung, Taiwan. After six years
I choose the latter.
My best friends were all Taiwanese-
Filipino community in San Di- of experiencing the ever-loving mo- Americans, and I felt accepted and
ego.” ments with my Lolos, Lolas, Titos gained brothers for a lifetime.
and Titas, my family moved two While I gained my high school
The evident polarity of the two hours north on a plane to a place diploma in an American school, I
phrases manifests the two immigrant formerly known as Formosa, the had my first lessons in race rela-
experiences that have galvanized my “beautiful island.” It was there when tions in the streets of Taiwan – being
life with rich purpose and compas- as a Filipino, I was exposed to the called ‘hei gui’, seeing images of my
sion; twelve years in the wondrous darker angels of our nature; racial country’s flag set on fire by locals,
island of Taiwan, and three years and social hierarchy. When I was and being scared to walk the streets

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#Never Again
“Consumer data is abundant and works, that I am willing to put my Life under Marcos: A fact-check
valuable, yet many dealers fail to fully money where my mouth is,” says
exploit its potential,” says Schwartz. Schwartz. “Simply put, if a dealership The universities also encouraged the
“In this way, we use best-of-breed data doesn’t sell cars to new customers, we ( Continued from page 1 ) youth to "do all they can to understand
to identify consumers currently in the don’t get paid.” Salle University urged students and learn the lessons of history" and
market to buy a car.” Schwartz’s confidence comes from reminded academics not to "abdicate
The way it works is that IMS uses his past experience working with big and the public to remember those their duty to educate the next generation These days, it seems that you light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
proprietary data from its InMarket Buy- data. Before founding IMS, Schwartz who fought for freedom during on the truths of our history." can’t open a newspaper (if rotating sensor on the vehicle’s roof
ers List to identify when a consumer is was the CEO of CityTwist, an email Martial Law under the late dicta- anyone, in fact, still does that), that scans the car’s surroundings to
in the market to buy or lease a car. IMS advertising company focused specifi- tor Ferdinand Marcos. "We do not call this day a holiday or determine its driving route, as well as
then compares that list to the Dealer cally on automotive marketing. During a special day of commemoration. We or read the news without hearing to identify such everyday obstacles
Database Management System, remov- his tenure there, CityTwist became an "We invite the members of our aca- cannot celebrate this day of infamy. about Google’s latest acquisition as pedestrians, bicyclists and other
ing all matches to ensure the IMS driven Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing company Rather, this day must remind us of what or invention. Now the Internet
sales are new customers. Using multiple demic communities and the Filipino cars.
in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In addi- we almost lost, and what we may lose
technologies, IMS tracks and interacts tion, the company has been recognized people to remember the sacrifices of again, if we are not vigilant and wise,"
giant is working on ground-break-
with the InMarket Buyers multiple as a fastest-growing company in South those who fought for our rights, free- they said. ing technology: the driverless Although Google has come out as
times by using a combination of highly Florida by the South Florida Business dom, and democracy," the universi- automobile. the clear front-runner in the develop-
targeted direct mail and digital advertis- Journal for the last two years. ties said in a joint statement released Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081, ment race for such advanced automo-
ing that will potentially drive exclusive For more information, visit www. on the eve of Martial Law. the declaration of Martial Law, on Sep. A prototype of Google’s new bile technology, major automakers
leads to a targeted dealership. inmarketsolution.com. "May we be inspired by their cour- 21, 1972. self-driving car—a two-passenger are also getting into the game—albeit
The difference between IMS and other age, learn from their sacrifices and The late dictator addressed the nation electric vehicle with buttons to turn at a more conservative pace. To date,
direct-mail marketing companies is struggles, and be true to what they on Sep. 23, 1972, putting the declaration some current automobiles already
its business model. In a nutshell, if a
the car on and off, but without a
fought for. Let us not allow those into full effect. have automated features that perform
dealership doesn’t get new customers The city of Manila has suspended steering wheel, accelerator pedal or
through IMS’s efforts, the dealership who seek to suppress our rights and brake pedal—was unveiled in May. certain tasks—such as adaptive
classes in anticipation of protests
doesn’t pay a dime. freedom to hold sway over our future commemorating the martial rule under Without a driver at the wheel, the cruise control, lane departure warn-
“I am so confident that our program as a nation." automobile is instead guided by a ( Continued on page 14 )
Marcos.

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Perspectives
very confident, good-looking and
successful man who deserved the
most beautiful girl in their high
Pretty girl Benefits the amount of coverage we receive.
We get to shop at the Navy Ex-
change on base as well, which sells
( Continued from page 4 )
school class. Dante paled in compar- ( Continued from page 7 )
everything with no sales tax.
ison with him, as he was a divorced who vowed not to commit the same no abnormal obstacles blocking him
father holding onto a handyman’s mistake when you divorced your from attaining higher ranks, starting Growing up as a Military Brat, I
job in America and could barely pay Mexican wife. Remember that you as a seaman recruit at bootcamp and didn't get to see my Dad very often.
his alimony obligations. Mimi was vowed to marry a girl who sincerely moving up to first class petty officer My Mom's sister, brother-in-law,
now high up there, beyond his reach. loves you and not one who is only machine repairman. He also made and nephew lived with us, so I grew
Finally, Dante had to accept defeat. after a green card?” friends with his shipmates and got up primarily around Filipinos. This
He was crestfallen as he hung up the Albert could not respond, but the along with his bosses, so he didn't made it so I grew up with Filipino
phone without even saying good- image of the beautiful girl in the pic- experience hardships regarding the values and learned about the differ-
ture remained ingrained in his mind. work atmosphere either. He says he
Destiny: New Territory
bye. ent traditions. I ate Filipino food and
He sat on his hotel bed and eventu- doesn't have any complaints and ac- even played Filipino games. I never
ally laid down with his shoes on. IT TOOK A WEEK for Albert to tually jokes that the hardest part was learned Tagalog or other Filipino
“I just hope Mario would call me.” It was dark in the room, with neon give Ditas a call. During that time, “getting his sea legs back” whenever
( Continued from page 1 ) languages though; Mom wanted me
“So you’re into Mario now, eh?” lights flickering from the outside. he was agonizing over whether to he went overseas again. to focus on English so my relatives
“Yes, she knows. But she said her dad teased her. He realized his trip back home was give Isabel a try. He was fully aware
didn't really speak Tagalog around
she doesn’t want to see you.” “Yes,” she shyly admitted. “He’s a a disaster. He had planned to win of the bitter lessons he had learned In 1987, Dad was stationed in the me. My Mom and I stayed in San
Dante was disappointed. Still he much better man than Dante.” back Mimi so she could live with from his ex-wife who just mar- Philippines, where he met my Mom. Diego while Dad relocated to places
insisted. It was her parent’s turn to feel him in the U.S. They would resume ried him to get her green card and My parents are lucky because they all over the world – such as Singa-
“Tell her I just would like to talk to relieved. their love affair that had prematurely eventually married her boyfriend in never encountered racism towards pore and China. When he retired
her for a few minutes.” ended when he impregnated the Tijuana. He knew he might fall for their interracial relationship. Mom and spent more time at homeBe, he
The maid didn’t know what to do. AFTER AN HOUR, DANTE Vietnamese mother of his child. But the same trap again. Still, Isabel was was born and raised in Bataan. learned more about being Filipino
By then, Don Miguel came out from CALLED MIMI. The maid an- now he had lost her to a much better so pretty he felt he was falling in She moved to the United States in too. He appreciated the emphasis on
the back door and greeted Dante. swered the phone and told Mimi. man far above his level. love even with her picture. September of 1988 through a fiancée family and even liked some of the
“Oh it’s you,” he said. “Tell him I am still not feeling Feeling defeated, he could not “What’s the address of your cousin visa. A month later, my parents food.
“Call your ate. Tell her Dante is well,” she told her. shrug off the pain in his heart. It was Isabel, Ditas?” he called her at work. got married and have been living
here,” he ordered the maid. Dante called several times only to not because he lost Mimi, but more “Why, are you interested in her?” happily together ever since. They The saddest parts of being a
“I already did; she doesn’t want to be told that Mimi didn’t want to talk that his pride was hurt. He thought Ditas was pleased. Although her ex- only ever had one child – me – but I Military Brat were easily the days
speak to him.” to him. he was invincible, that he could get perience in America was not as good still have a very big family as Mom Mom and I had to say goodbye to
Don Miguel turned to Dante. After the fifth call, Mimi answered any girl he wanted. But now he suf- as she had hoped, she wanted to give has eleven siblings, all of whom Dad whenever he left for sea. I hated
“Give her time. Call later,” he said. the phone. fered his first lost. Being rejected by her cousin the same opportunity she are married and have children. Her the time I spent away from him. It
Dante realized there was no point in “I don’t want to talk to you any- a girl was new territory. had. Isabel’s experience might be nephew, my Kuya Jon, stepped in to seemed that he was gone longer than
insisting to talk to Mimi. more, Dante. Just forget about me After laying in bed for a while, he different. help take care of me after he moved he was home, so he wasn't present
“Thank you sir,” he said to Don and move on with your life. I have stood. The night was still young. He “Yes,” Albert admitted. “I will be to America from the Philippines, so for a lot of my childhood milestones.
Miguel. “I’ll do that.” moved on, and you are not part of decided to have a good time, to erase on vacation next month, and I want I’ve always seen him as more of a He missed when I lost my first tooth
He turned around and left. my future.” the memory of Mimi in his mind. to visit her in the Philippines. But big brother than just an older cousin. and started sleeping in my own bed
Although he knew she was mad at He went out of the hotel, took a cab, don’t tell my shipmates about it. While living in America, Mom has in my bedroom rather than with my
MIMI REMAINED IN HER him, Dante did not expect the finality and instructed the driver to take him They will tease me.” worked for the San Diego County Mom. He missed several school
ROOM UNTIL SHE WAS CALLED of Mimi’s response. to the night club where he was the “I understand,” Ditas replied. She Office. She started as a data entry events and award ceremonies, talent
FOR SUPPER. She quietly sat down “Just give me a second chance. I night before. He would again spend was fully aware of Albert’s experi- operator and is now a supervisor for shows and piano recitals. He retired
at the dinner table with her parents. will not do it again.” the night with Apple, the prostitute ence and his vow to marry only a the County Recorder's Office. She in 2005 after twenty years of service,
Don Miguel and Dona Luisa were “Even if you won’t, I do not want he had slept with last night, and girl who would love him for who says that she never really experi- when I was about eleven years old.
respecting her feelings and did not to have anything to do with you any- forget about his lost love. By the he was, not for his ability to take enced racism either. She's always So he was able to attend my middle
dare talk to her. They remained silent more. I already love somebody else.” time the night was over, he hoped he her to America. In a way, Ditas was felt welcomed and never felt like her school and high school graduations,
until they finished their food. Dante was in shock. Although would have cleansed his mind with pleased because among the friends race was a disadvantage. It helped and other events that I think were the
“Are you alright?” Don Miguel he had his doubts, Dante was still thoughts of Mimi, start a new chap- of her husband Romy, Albert stood that some of her co-workers were really important ones to witness. The
asked her daughter. clinging to the belief his charm, the ter in his life, and have all the girls out as the most responsible and kind- also Filipino, and that she was very happiest parts were the days when
“I am, Dad,” she replied. “Don’t same charm that had attracted Mimi he would want. Unbeknownst to est. She never heard stories about fluent in English, her accent faint we picked him up from the port and
worry.” to him in high school, would work him, he had already planted his seed him having a good time with girls when she spoke. brought him home. I loved seeing
“Let us know how we can help,” like magic and lure his ex-girlfriend in Apple’s womb. His carefree days and knew she would even envy her
him because I've always thought of
her mother volunteered. to him. would be over and the decision to cousin Isabel because Albert was the For his hard work in the navy, Dad my Dad as my best friend. To this
“You don’t need to. In fact, I am “Who is he? Is it Mario?” he de- have any girl he wanted would again opposite of her husband. - AJ was rewarded with many benefits. day, Mom still calls me a Daddy's
relieved I have officially broken off manded. be restricted by another responsibil- The best is probably CalVet, which girl.
with him.” “I don’t need to tell you. You don’t ity in his life. - AJ (To be continued) allows for his children to attend Overall, if someone were to ask if
Again, she was tempted to tell have the right to know.” (To be continued) Editor’s note: To a public university or college in I recommend joining the military or
them Dante tried to take her to a (To read the previous chapters, visit California without paying tuition. It
“So you’re replacing me with that read the previous chapters of this story, our website at www.asianjournalusa. not, I would say that I do. As long as
hotel room but bit her tongue. She nerd? That awkward, bespectacled visit the Asian Journal’s website at doesn't cover other fees or textbook enlisting is something that the person
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cluding tuition, fees, and textbooks) loved ones and any injuries (whether
works out). a letter to the author. Send it to the and get paid for taking classes so
publisher and the publisher will then physical, mental, or emotional) they
he can obtain his Bachelor's degree may suffer from their service. But I
Be Kind to Writers and Editors forward it on. You may be surprised in mechanical engineering. While
Month is one of those remembrances at how many replies you get from think the benefits far outweigh the
he was on active duty, we also drawbacks. The chance to receive
that appear on calendars for no ap- authors. didn't have to pay for any medical
parent reason other that someone Every single writer I know re- higher education for free or for a re-
bills, which actually came in handy duced cost, and to receive extremely
thought of it, had someone else de- sponds to messages and letters. because I was apparently accident
clare it, and poof, another thing on a They are always appreciative of the good health insurance coverage for
prone as a child. But now that Dad's a reduced cost is fantastic. I know
calendar. Yippee. That said, I love it time someone took to correspond retired, we pay for health insurance,
(for purely selfish reason of course, and invariably will answer. Editors my parents are grateful for it, and I
but at a very low cost considering am too.
but why not, right?) are also like this – they love it when
I don’t know whose idea this was, someone notices the work that went
naming September Be Kind to
Writers and Editors Month, but I’m
into something. Aren’t we all like
this? Don’t we like it when some-
one tells us what a great dinner we
Lemongrass financed mainly by Filipinos. The
cast, crew, and production staff
sure it must have been some hurried,
It’s time to be nice
( Continued from page 14 ) will also be Filipinos. It is a ma-
harried put upon and downtrodden cooked, what a wonderful job we
did painting our kid’s swing set, how enchantment behind a world of jor collaboration among Filipino
writer and/or editor. Whoever it may
have been, she or he gets my undy- wonderful we did at work? poverty, disillusion, and despair. movie enthusiasts and believers
September is Be Kind to Writers ing gratitude. They get burnt out of the daily that together we can succeed. It
Not to get too maudlin here or any- A break in the communications toil in America (or elsewhere) try- will serve as a bridge towards
and Editors Month thing, but I have always felt that the ing to mix in a society character- Filipinos working together as a
Finally, it’s my month. Yep, kindness I can get. What? writers and editors among us have The problem with telling a writer ized by abundance and affluence, team. The movie is planned for
September is Be Kind to Writers You didn’t know that September been some of the unsung heroes something is good is often distance. yet behind its artificial surface of mainstream release thru theaters,
and Editors Month. Luckily for is Be Kind to Writers and Edi- of the human race. All of us know With a writer or editor, you can’t
most of what we know due to the often do things face-to-face. Who glittering material things are traps live streaming, CD’s and every
me, I am both a writer and editor. tors Month? Well it is, and I have that in many times lead people to channel of exhibitions now avail-
diligence and hard work of writers knows where the writer is that wrote
I’m not sure if that means that proof. Even Amazon says so and editors. the book you just finished? Or, even live under mountains of Prozac, able with help of modern technol-
people must be doubly kind to (ok, they probably want to sell Don’t believe me? Then just pic- if we know how to get a message to Paxil and anti-depressants. So ogy.
me or not, but I’ll take whatever more books but hey, so do I. It all ture a world without books, maga- a writer, for instance sending e-mail they want to go back home. But I am with Rico in this journey.
zines, films, musical lyrics, science to a newspaper or magazine, it still they are prevented by reasons I firmly believe that the story is
(someone edited all those science takes time to sit down and write the why they left in the first place: one for the ages and will give us
books), manufacturing (someone message. And let’s face it; we’re opportunity to do something for
all so busy we hardly have time to
reasons like poverty, corrup-
wrote the manuals), medicine (ditto the upliftment of our HOME, the
both books and manuals) and on and breathe. And yet we should, it’s tion, lawlessness, human right
on. Remember, after something is important (yes, breathing but also abuses and many more. LEMON- Philippines. And we have a very
invented it has to be written down in sending messages). GRASS’s ultimate purpose is to entertaining movie to boot. We
order to be replicated and used. I don’t mean that it’s important to be in a position to make a differ- can even be in the movie. Lem-
In order for us to be Edge You Kay tell a writer something is good (al- ence. ongrass is like a good book that
Ted (say it quickly) we must be though it certainly is) but rather the Rico Cadayona , a prolific we can revisit every now and then
educated. Education takes books simple act of communication itself writer is a Former Film Editor in even just to unwind, escape the
that need writers and then editors to is important. If you think something cares of daily toil, or even reflect
is important and communicate it the Philippines ( Nepomuceno
ensure that what was written says and find joy amidst our challeng-
what it was supposed to say in the perhaps something else will be writ- Productions—edited full fea-
best possible way. In other words, ten about it. Let’s face it, communi- ture films including Open City, es. Thanks to you Rico. Guided
we can say educated instead of Edge cation comes not from a writer or a Igorota, Ilaw sa Karimlan, Langit by the principles of honesty,
You Kay Ted. reader – it takes both. sa Lupa, part of Dahil sa Isang transparency, excellence, account-
So here’s an idea, the next time you Bulaklak) and wrote the screen- ability, hard work, and determina-
So show it already read something look at the name of play of LEMONGRASS. BSBA tion we are very optimistic that
the author. The next time you watch (Accounting) - University of the this dream will turn into a reality.
How is one supposed to be kind to a film or a TV show, look while the I urge you to hop in the boat.
writers and editors? Simple, read credits roll for the writer’s name. East—Manila; CPA , State of
Do the same thing for the editor’s Illinois; MPA, (Masters in Public Visit the Lemongrass website
what they wrote and then give a little
feedback. Of course we can’t read name in any film, or magazine or Administration—Public Policy www.lemongrassthemovie.com.
everything, but when you find some- newspaper. If you run across an Studies); Took courses and at- You can participate as an INVES-
thing you might like then buy it, read author whose work you like, keep tended seminars and workshops TOR, PERFORMER, CREW
it, tell a friend about it and yes, tell reading him or her. Sit down and in screenwriting (Columbia MEMBER or DONOR. There
the writer. It’s easy to tell a writer send off a quick note simply saying Univ); Completed a program in is a page there where you can
you like what they wrote (or hate it – you enjoyed it – or hated it and why.
The author will thank you for it more
film making/directing (New York respond if you believe that this is
any feedback can be helpful). If it’s one thing that you can support. Or
a book you like just e-mail or write ( Continued on page 12 )
Film Academy).
The movie will be produced/ email me. drcdcmd@cox.net.
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Promised Land

Pretty Girl's Photo


Chapter 8 of "Promised Land" complain and instead opted to make izing prostitutes took its toll and
by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. the most of the situation. It was her caused him to acquire a venereal dis-
nature to be good and put the interest ease, resulting in impotency. Luckily
Every day in America was a long of others, especially her mother’s, for Ditas, Romy had been cured
day for Ditas. She would wake up before her own. when they got married and so it was
at three in the morning, shower and Her husband Romy also used not transmitted to her. But for Romy,
then dress for work. Before four, she the situation to his advantage. On however, the damage had been done.
would cook breakfast for her hus- weekends, he would be out with Ditas did not blame her husband.
band and his parents and go to work friends when he was not dating Though she wanted to have children
at quarter to five. other women. Ditas learned about one day, she knew that even if she
The bus ride to McDonald’s was at his affairs from his friends’ teasing and Romy could bear one, it would
least an hour long and usually more. him during drinking sprees in their be difficult to take care of a child
She helped open the restaurant at 6 apartment. Romy did not exert any as her hands were already full with
a.m. and worked for the next twelve effort to hide his infidelities; rather, work, taking care of the household
hours. he seemed to relish the fact she was and attending to her mother’s needs.
Ditas wanted to work more hours, aware of his behavior to make her The discovery of his ailment led
preferably until the restaurant closed jealous. Although she was his wife, Romy to more drinking sprees with
at 10 p.m., because she needed Romy was unsure she loved him his friends and nights out with pros-
all the money she could get. Her despite her diligently fulfilling her titutes in Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana
minimum wage salary was barely marital duties and more. was just fifteen minutes from their
enough to cover the household “Pare, champion iyong bebot na apartment in San Diego, California.
expenses Romy told her to shoulder kinuha mo sa Tijuana noong lingo. All one had to do was cross the bor-
in exchange for her being allowed to Naunahan mo lang ako (Pal, the girl der and visit the seedy prostitution
work and able to send the money to you got in Tijuana last Sunday was a bars south of the main commercial
cover her mother’s medical bills. But champion. You just beat me in pick- road, Avenida de la Revolucion.
her husband insisted she be home at ing her),” Ditas overheard Andy tell “Pare, parang mga artista sa atin
five in the afternoon to cook dinner Romy one time. They were drinking (Pal, they look like movie actresses
for him and his parents. He wanted with two other friends, Albert and in our country),” Andy said, describ-
dinner to be ready by the time he got Ronnie. They were all mates in the ing the prostitutes to Albert.
home at six. Navy. Romy was like a young and single
After dinner, Ditas would clean “Hindi sasama sa iyo iyon, kuripot Navy recruit on a rest and recre-
up the house and do the laundry. ka (She won’t go with you, you’re a ational escapade in the seedy town
Romy’s parents would be busy cheapskate),” Romy teased Andy. of Olongapo.
watching their favorite shows on The “Why won’t she? She’s a sure One evening, when Romy and his
Filipino Channel and rarely lifted a thing. She’s a prostitute,” Andy friends were drinking in the house,
finger to help her with the household replied. The boys laughed. Ditas showed Andy the photo of
chores. In their minds, Ditas had to Any wife would get mad, but not Isabel.
pay back their son Romy’s generosi- Ditas. She felt relieved her husband “Check her out, Andy,” she told
ty of marrying her so she could come Romy was occupied with other him. “She’s looking for a boyfriend
over to the U.S. and get a green card. things so she could concentrate on here in America.”
The green card to them was their her work, household obligations and “No way,” Andy replied. “I know
own personal property - they alone efforts to send money home. She felt what she’s up to. She will just marry
had the right to bestow it to anyone guilty though, because she prom- and leave me once she gets her green
of their choice. ised Romy she would try her best card.”
While Ditas may be their son’s to learn to love him. But his errant “But she’s very pretty,” Romy told
preference rather than theirs, they ways prevented her from doing so. his friend. “With your looks, you
did not want her to get away that To ease her guilt, Ditas kept praying can never have a wife as beautiful
easily. And by the time she went to God for help so that eventually she, as her.”
bed, Romy would expect Ditas to her husband and hopefully their fu- As the men laughed, Albert took a
fulfill her more physical obligations ture children would become a loving look at the photo.
to him as a wife. family. When she uttered her marital Isabel is indeed pretty, he must ad-
“Asawa na, alila pa (I’m already a vows, she was true and sincere. She mit. So pretty he had to take a sec-
wife and also a slave),” she would really promised to love and to cher- ond look. And a third. And a fourth.
mutter to herself. Ditas did not ish her husband until death do them “Don’t tell me you are falling for
part. her,” Andy commented when he
But it was not meant to be. After noticed Albert’s reaction. To remind
three years of trying to bear a child, him of what Albert said before, Andy
they found out Romy could not told his friend, “You are the one
father children. His years of patron- ( Continued on page 6 )

The Secrets of Life


Before middle age – Do not fear! handle your body,
After middle age – Do not regret! God handles your life & loves you,
Enjoy Your Life While You Can! but be in charge of your own moods
Do not wait till you cannot even If worries can cure your sickness,
walk just to be sorry and to regret. then go ahead and worry.
As long as it is physically possible, If worries can prolong your life,
visit places you wish to visit. When then go ahead and worry.
there is an opportunity, get together If worries can exchange for happi-
with old classmates, old colleagues ness, then go ahead and worry.
& old friends. Our kids will make their own
The gathering is not just about fortune.
eating; it’s just that there is not much Look After Four Old Treasures
time left. 1. Your old body – pay more atten-
Money kept in the banks may not tion to health, you can only rely on
be really yours. yourself on this.
When it is time to spend, just 2. Retirement funds – money that
spend, & treat yourself well as you have earned, it is best to keep
you’re getting old. them yourself.
Whatever you feel like eating, just 3. Your old companion – treasure
eat! It is most important to be happy. every moment with your other half,
Food which are good for health – one of you will leave first.
eat often and more - but that is not PERFECT LOVE
everything. 4. Your old friends – seize every
Treat sickness with optimism. opportunities to meet up with your
Whether you are poor or rich, friends. Such opportunities will
Everyone has to go through the become rare as time goes by.
birth, aging, sickness and death. WITH FRIENDS, EVERYDAY
There is no exception, that’s life. Dot YOU MUST LAUGH, DANCE &
be afraid or worried when you are BE HAPPY !!!
sick. Running water does not flow back.
Settle all the outstanding issues So is life, make it happy!
before hand and you will be able to ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF
leave without regret. Let the doctors YOUR LIFE

Love and Marriage Cycle


1-2 yrs : magkasalo sa plato Man : I want to divorce my wife.
3-5 yrs : tig-isang plato She hasn't spoken to me in 6
5-7 yrs : nagbabatuhan na ng months.
plato Lawyer: Better think it over.
8-10 yrs : wala na silang plato Wives like that are very hard to
That is what we call PLATOnic find!
love!
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Lifestyle
An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all. The story of Jose Rizal’s life and Rosary in the
struggles now comes in a Park
- Oscar Wilde
***

Japanese comic book


Take up one idea. Make that one idea
your life – think of it, dream of it, and
live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, Saturday, October 13, 2018
nerves, every part of your body, be full 12 noon
of that idea, and just leave every other Balboa Park,
idea alone. - Swami Vivekananda on the Federal Lawn
XXX

Calling Artisan One Hundred-one years ago,


on October 13th, Our Lady of
Life-Changing Ideas Vendors: It’s Fatima performed a miracle
witnessed by over 70,000 people,
Part 2
time for the Bay- believers and unbelievers alike; it
was the Miracle of the Sun.
side Brew and
A life without ideas is an un- lin
*** Join us as we offer a Rosary and
fulfilled existence. Not only are
Marian songs to celebrate this
Spirits Festival!
Having ideas is like having chessmen
ideas important, but being able to moving forward; they may be beaten, but 101st anniversary of the Miracle
use them, share them, and express they may start a winning game. - Johann of the Sun that happened in
them can make a big difference in Wolfgang von Goethe
*** Join us on Saturday, Sep- Fatima (1917).
this world.
Ideas live on! Here are some The only people in the world who can tember 29 at Pepper Park in We are inviting parishioners from
change things are those who can sell
more life-changing ideas formu- ideas. - Lois Wyse National City. Manga writer Takahiro Matsui Realonda was remarkably known as every San Diego parish to come
lated by some of the great minds *** and illustrator Ryo Konno recreate Jose Rizal who was a doctor, painter, together to create a visible presence
of this world. Enjoy them, be Don’t be afraid of new ideas. Be afraid San Diego’s 1st BI-NATIONAL our National Hero – Jose Rizal’s
writer and of course a great lover of of our faith in God and our devotion
of old ideas. They keep you where you and 100% Certified Craft Beer our country who put his life to death to Our Lady as our country navigates
inspired by them – but most im- are and stop you from growing and journey in a Manga form and was for us to be freed from Spanish
portantly – use them! Festival invites you to showcase released both in English and Japa- colonizers which eventually led us
through these tumultuous times.
moving forward. Concentrate on where With faith and devotion, we offer
*** you want to go, not on what you fear. your art and craftwork along San nese version on June 19. to Philippine independence. He was
It is a lesson which all history - Anthony Robbins Diego’s bayfront. also known as an author of his famous these prayers in reparation for sins
teaches wise men, to put trust in *** Over 1,200 attendees will be sam- writings Noli Me Tangere and El and offenses committed against Our
The manga has 100 pages that summa- Lord and Our Lady’s Immaculate
ideas, and not in circumstances. – If I have a thousand ideas and only pling purveyors of craft beer, wine, rizes his expedition and struggles on his Filibusterismo which advocate political
Ralph Waldo Emerson one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. and spirits. We’ll have music and personal life as young Jose Rizal and also reform under Spanish era. Hearts.
*** - Alfred Bernhard Nobel food all day on the bay! as our National Hero who aims for the In an interview Takahuri said that he We will gather at 11:30am and
*** Artisan Vendor spots are $80 for a wants the children with Filipino roots begin promptly at noon with the
Men are strong only so long as they country’s sovereignty.
in Japan to know more about their
represent a strong idea. They become We think good ideas to death, when we limited time! The entire series is divided into 10 Angelus to honor Our Lady as God’s
should be acting them to life. - Brian G. volumes and you can access it for free: roots and be proud of their Philippine Messenger and as the Queen of
powerless when they oppose it. - Jett
Small Business, Non-Profit, and history. Takahuri also added that he
Sigmund Freud Corporate booths still available. www.manga.club/jose/ Heaven.
*** wants Japanese children to know more
*** Please forward to your conatcts to José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso
about the wonderful parts of the Philip-
Our notable Catholic presence

Drilon
The problem is never how to get new, at Balboa Park expresses not only
If you have an apple and I have an innovative thoughts into your mind, but give them a great opportunity! pines. While making this short manga,
apple and we exchange these apples how to get old ones out. - Dee Hock Fill out the application at www. he faced lots of difficulties due to devotion to Our Lady, but also the
then you and I will still each have *** baysidebrewfest.com for more info! ( Continued from page 1 ) complexion of Jose Rizal’s long story. confidence and courage imparted by
one apple. But if you have an idea Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, Competent Filipino Same as how Jose Rizal took a lot of our faith.
and I have an idea and we exchange learn how to handle them, and pretty courage to study the Japanese language After the Rosary, there will be a
these ideas, then each of us will have soon you have a dozen. - John Steinbeck Under the Dole Department Order No. during his stay in the country for a picnic social for those who wish to
*** 97-09, an AEP application will be denied month and a half in 1888. join us.
two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw “Japan, too, was affected by the
Everyone is a genius at least once a if there is a Filipino who is “competent, We encourage all to come with
*** year. The real geniuses simply have their genius of Rizal, who had changed
You can imprison a man, but not an able and willing to do the job” intended friends and bring lunch …and a
bright ideas closer together. - Georg for the foreigner. his country not through violence, but friend!! Choose your own sunny or
idea. You can exile a man, but not an Christoph Lichtenberg through his knowledge and hard work,”
Drilon said that since most of the 25,000 shady location to enjoy the after-
idea. You can kill a man, but not an *** Chinese nationals with AEPs worked in said by Takuro Ando, a representative
idea. - Benazir Bhutto Good ideas are not adopted automati- from Japan-based Tacuro Company. noon; there are plenty of shade trees
the online gaming and business process and lawns.
*** cally. They must be driven into practice outsourcing industries, he could not ac- Davao-based Creative Connections
A mind that is stretched to a new with courageous patience. - Hyman and Commons (CCC) was part of Remember chairs, tables, or pop-up
cept the idea that Filipinos did not possess
idea never returns to its original di- Rickover such skills to be in these jobs. manga translation in partnership of canopies for enjoying this delightful
mension. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, *** “The granting of permits to aliens where Tacuro Company. According to them, venue while celebrating Our Lady’s
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of skills is abundantly available in the coun- there are plans for manga: Filipino power and promises.
Sr. version. -- InqPOP!/Nicole Ortega --
*** an idea is an obstacle. - Ken Hakuta try is something not acceptable to us,” the There will be a Pro-Life / Pro Tra-
*** senator said. Inquirer.net
An idea is not responsible for the I had a monumental idea this morning,
( Continued on page 10 )
people who believe in it. - Don but I didn’t like it. - Samuel Goldwyn
Marquis ***
*** Great minds discuss ideas. Average
No matter how brilliantly an idea is minds discuss events. Small minds dis-
stated, we will not really be moved cuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt
unless we have already half thought ***
of it ourselves. - Mignon McLaugh-

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Housing & Real Estate


Council approves Mayor’s Plan Councilmember 3 Tips (including virtual reality) for avoiding
to double housing capacity, add Gómez applauds home improvement blunders
infrastructure to Midway area sale of land for (NewsUSA) – Sponsored by post-impressionist painters partial Home Remodeler from GAF (gaf.

investment in GAF – Want proof of how care- to yellow and blue swirls, know com), North America’s largest roof-
New Midway Community Plan The new update for the Midway fully you need to weigh the alter- that Zillow.com just concluded that ing manufacturer, lets you experi-

City Heights
medium brown and taupe were the ment with different looks by first
continues record pace for Plan area provides a land-use frame- natives before making upgrades
worst exterior color choices in terms either downloading a photo of your
updates with 10th completed work allowing for more housing to your home?Look no further
opportunities near transit priority of resale value.Both depressed the own home or choosing from among
under Mayor Faulconer com- areas and encourages commercial
than the Florida couple who last sales price by $1,970 compared to the many styles – everything from
pared to one during previous City-Owned Sally Wong year decided to have their house homes painted white, an analysis by Victorian to ranch to French country
activity and job opportunities for Building to be Sold for Transit-
decade nearby residents. Specifically, the painted to look like artist Vincent the real estate website of more than – pictured on the website."It’s an
plan would increase housing capac- Oriented, Affordable Housing Van Gogh’s famous canvas "The 32,000 photos from sold residential easy way to see what would look
San Diego – With the goal of cre- ity from 5,040 units in the existing with Expected Space for Non- Starry Night." properties around the country found. best with your home," said Paul Del-
ating more housing opportunities plan to 11,585 units – a 130 percent Profits and Other Community- It wasn’t just that it was such an "Greige," on the other hand – a lanno, assistant marketing manager
increase – with 99 percent of those Serving Uses odd choice for an exterior that it combination of gray and beige – was at GAF. "Because what may work
near transit and job centers, the the big winner, fetching $3,496 more
units located in transit priority attracted tourists – sort of the local for a ranch-style house may not work
City Council today unanimously than its drab brown counterparts.* for a Tudor."Once you’ve picked a
areas. SAN DIEGO – Today, the City answer to New York’s Madame
adopted a new Midway commu- Tussauds – it was that the city of Tech is your friend. It was two years house style, the process continues.
nity plan update that revitalizes Council, in its role as the Succes- ago that a noted design guru had this
The Midway-Pacific Highway Mount Dora took them to court over Do you prefer the Antique Slate
the area by more than doubling sor Agency to the Redevelopment to say to the New York Times about color shingles from the company’s
Community Plan update allows for it."Graffiti," the city called it."First
the capacity for future housing, the following future growth: Agency, approved the sale of a Amendment!" countered homeowner online virtual reality, augmented Camelot Shingle line you clicked on,
providing 30 acres of new park- A bay-to-bay multi-use path that City-owned property at 4102-22 Lubek Jastrzebski, an immigrant reality, and 3D rendering tools: "It’s for example, or the Golden Prai-
land and creating a new pathway will support bicycle and pedestrian University Avenue, known as from Communist-era Poland, who definitely the wave of the future, rie color ones from the Glenwood
travel between Mission Bay and the Sally Wong building, in City argued that the city code didn’t because it allows the general popula- Shingle line?And the house trim and
for pedestrians and cyclists that tion to make design decisions with- exterior walls? White or something
connects Mission Bay and San San Diego Bay. Heights. Per the 2011 Califor- address house colors and aesthet-
Thirty acres of new parkland, nia legislature vote to dissolve ics.Yes, that’s an extreme example out feeling hesitant or insecure," said more daring?As Dellano explained,
Diego Bay. including two linear parks connect- of unintended consequences. But Khoi Vo, a professor and the chair "you can even check how the result
redevelopment agencies, the City of the department of interior design looks at different times of day and
ed by enhanced streetscapes that has identified 12 parcels for sale, even though legally the homeown-
“This will set the stage for the type complement the multi-use path. ers wound up off the hook, anyone at Savannah College of Art and seasons."* Be wary of fads. "It
of development we want to see in the A new recreation center to serve including this parcel. now contemplating shelling out Design.Well, the future is undoubt- looked like Darth Vader had moved
Midway area like more housing and future residents. significant bucks on home improve- edly here, with programs like Room in," is how a writer for Realty.com
jobs for residents and a revitalized A vibrant entertainment area that Councilmember Gómez said, ments should read on for some tips Sketcher even allowing you to play described the latest trend of painting
entertainment district that all San Di- incorporates a mix of entertainment, “The City Council did the right on avoiding costly missteps.* Don’t architect by creating your own floor houses black in her Brooklyn, New
egans can enjoy,” said Mayor Kevin office, retail, housing and park thing today. This property is being paint your house brown either. Since plan, furnishing the space, and then York, neighborhood.Word to the
L. Faulconer, who has led a renewed space to be potentially be developed developed with a strong community most people have it in the back visualizing your work in 3D.But say wise: The classics are classic for a
effort to update community plans with the existing Sports Arena, with development partner. It will provide of their minds that they’ll eventu- what you’re interested in is boosting reason
citywide. “We’re doubling down on a new Sports Arena or without a affordable housing, and is anticipat- ally want to attract buyers other your home’s all-important curb ap-
our strategy of focusing new develop- Sports Arena. ed to have space for our local non- than those obsessed with Dutch peal with a roof upgrade. The Virtual
ment around transit and job centers as profits, including organizations that
we rebuild our city for the future.” With many of the City’s com- serve our refugee communities, and
other community-serving uses.” For residential solar, homeowners seek
American-made by selling and installing products that
munity plans woefully outdated
Updating community plans is a key when he first took office, Mayor
part of Mayor Faulconer’s “Housing Faulconer has led a renewed effort The Sally Wong building will be
SD” plan – a set of policies and initia- through the Planning Department developed into an affordable, ac- Five words or less(NewsUSA) 26 solar panels made by SolarWorld
tives to increase housing affordability tive, mixed-use development along – With residential solar systems in Hillsboro, Ore. “We selected our employ as many Americans as possible.”
to update those plans to chart future
and supply for San Diegans. the University Avenue MTS Rapid gaining popularity in the U.S., U.S.-made solar system for its qual-
growth throughout the city. Since According to industry experts, here are
Bus Route, with expected space for a growing number of consum- ity, reliability and financial return,
2014, the City has updated nine the top reasons that homeowners select
The Midway-Pacific Highway local nonprofits that serve Mid-City and because we think it’s important
community plans with Midway ers are choosing American-made solar panels from American manufactur-
Community Plan currently has a communities and other community- to support the companies and work-
marking the 10th to be completed solar panels for their homes. Ac- ers.
population of about 5,600 and covers serving uses. ers who are building tomorrow’s Quality and reliability. A residential
under his watch. In the previous cording to a national solar survey
roughly 1,324 acres in a central area ### energy sources in America today.” solar system is effectively a power
decade, only one community plan
adjacent to the San Diego River, was completed.
Councilmember Gómez represents the conducted in 2011, 82 percent of plant installed on a home rooftop, and
Interstate 5, two trolley stations and Ninth Council District of the City of San those polled support American Solar installers and electricians offer a it’s designed to last at least 25 years.
the San Diego International Airport Diego, which includes the communi- range of domestic products. “We only Consumers trust American solar-panel
Six more community plan updates ties of Alvarado Estates, City Heights,
solar manufacturing. install American-made solar panels,”
– all of which makes it an ideal area manufacturers to stand behind their
are underway with Old Town slated College Area, College View Estates, El said Nancy Milford, president of SunLit product guarantees because these com-
to implement the “City of Villages” to go before the City Council next “We’ve all heard about the impor- Solar, a family-owned solar installa-
Cerrito, Kensington, Mountain View, panies rank high in quality, responsive-
strategy that calls for pedestrian- month. Mt. Hope, Rolando, Southcrest, and tance of manufacturing to the Ameri- tion company in Medina, Ohio. “For
friendly community centers linked to ness to warranty claims, accessibility for
Talmadge. can economy,” said Robert Fortu- our family and for our customers, it’s customer service and compliance with
regional transit. nato, whose California home hosts important to support the U.S. economy safety requirements.

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Spiritual Life
When Division Must Come
by Mark Mallett, 9/17/2018 to preserve its capacity for seeing the first, and the man of lawlessness is God sends upon them a strong delu-
essential, for seeing God and man, revealed, the son of perdition, who sion, to make them believe what is
IS division always bad? for seeing what is good and what opposes and exalts himself against false, so that all may be condemned
is true, is the common interest that every so-called god or object of wor- who did not believe the truth but
Jesus prayed that we would “all must unite all people of good will. ship, so that he takes his seat in the had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2
be one.”[1] So it would seem on The very future of the world is at temple of God, proclaiming himself Thess 2:9-12)
stake. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Ad- to be God. (2 Thess 2:3-5)
its face that division is a terrible dress to the Roman Curia, December Where are we now in an eschato-
thing. Indeed, we see the fruits of 20th, 2010 This Antichrist, as tradition has logical sense? It is arguable that we
September 23 — the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time a fractured world all around us as described the “man of lawlessness,” are in the midst of the rebellion and
civil discourse is rapidly disin- Those opposed to Jesus Christ is ultimately the threshing instru- that in fact a strong delusion has

A Child Is Powerful
tegrating, racism is reappearing, know this. Ordo ab chaos: “order out ment at the end of this age whom come upon many, many people. It
and individuals and nations are of chaos.” That is the motto of that God will permit particularly for is this delusion and rebellion that
becoming increasingly polarized secret sect of Freemasons that the those who reject the truth. He will foreshadows what will happen next:
Joke of the Week: A schoolteacher as model for greatness. popes have warned about for over a be an instrument of division whom and the man of lawlessness will be
told her pupils to listen to their under new threats of violence. the Catechism states will deliver “a revealed. —article, Msgr. Charles
century.
parent’s conversation and if they Because children are innocent, religious deception offering men an Pope, “Are These the Outer Bands
heard any new words to look up the dependent, humble and trusting, There is a spirit of revolution in Yet, division is not strictly a bad apparent solution to their problems of a Coming Judgment?”, November
meaning in the dictionary and write they are very susceptible to abuses the air, a spirit of upheaval. It ap- thing; in fact, it is sometimes neces- at the price of apostasy from the 11th, 2014; blog
a sentence using the word properly. and victimizations by superiors and pears as a good, tolerant, and just sary. As St. Paul said in today’s first truth.” [2]
The next day she asked Johnny what strangers. According to WHO 2001 spirit, but really, it is the spirt of Mass reading: As the Great Storm we are enter-
word he had heard. He replied that worldwide surveys, there are 40 anti-Christ because it rejects truth The coming of the lawless one by ing intensifies, so too will division.
he had heard the word “pregnant” million children who are victims (and Jesus said, “I am the truth”). I hear that when you meet as a the activity of Satan will be with It is necessary in order to purify the
and the definition was “to carry a of child abuse each year. The 57th It is a spirit intent on overturning Church there are divisions among all power and with pretended signs world for the next age. “Watch and
child.” The teacher said, “Have you session of the UN Commission on you, and to a degree I believe it; and wonders, and with all wicked pray”, brothers and sisters, that you
written a sentence using it?” “Yes, Human Rights reported that 36% of the entire political and religious there have to be factions among deception for those who are to per- may be found on the right side…
ma’am,” he replied, “the fireman girls and 29% of boys have suffered order. This is exactly what Pius you in order that also those who are ish, because they refused to love
climbed a ladder into the burning sexual abuse, and that 46% of girls XI warned was coming, and that approved among you may become the truth and so be saved. Therefore
building and came down pregnant.” and 20% of boys have experienced is now in plain sight of us all— known.
sexual coercion. Each year, approxi- an…
Scriptures: First Reading: Wisdom mately one million children around
2: 12, 17-20. Apostate Hebrews and the world are exposed to commercial …iniquitous plot… to drive people
Since the pontificate of Francis,
a great testing has begun to reveal DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
hostile Alexandrians mocked and sexual exploitation. UNICEF ap- to overthrow the entire order of hu- those who are being faithful to
ridiculed the faithful Hebrews living proximates that two million children man affairs and to draw them over to Christ, and those who aren’t (cf.
in Alexandria around 50 B.C. The died as a result of armed conflict the wicked theories of this Socialism The Testing). Echoing the letters to How to Recite the Chaplet of
apostates and the ungodly, irked by during a 10-year period, and that and Communism… —POPE PIUS the seven Churches in the Book of Divine Mercy
the holy way of life of the faithful another six million were injured or IX, Nostis et Nobiscum, Encyclical, Revelation, Pope Francis revealed at
Hebrews, conspired to kill them. disabled. Just think of the past con- n. 18, December 8th, 1849 the last Synod the temptations that The Chaplet of Mercy is recited
God, however, would vindicate flict between Israel and Hezbollah, both “conservative” and “liberal”
his faithful ones. Second Reading: and the on-going war in Iraq, Darfur, using ordinary rosary beads of
For example, this past weekend, Catholics face today (see The Five
James 3: 16-4:3. The author asks and other parts of the world. The actress Ann Hathway attacked the Corrections). As such, we are wit- five decades. At the National
his readers to discern whether their ones who suffer most are children! “myth” that we are made either male nessing the emergence of the weeds Shrine of Divine Mercy in
wisdom is true (from above) or Jesus presents a child as a model or female, adding: among the wheat—those who are Stockbridge, Massachusetts the
false (from earth). The signs of true for greatness because of his almost shepherds and those who are wolves Chaplet is preceded by two
wisdom are purity, peacefulness, and complete dependence, humble trust, I appreciate this [LGBT] com- in sheep’s clothing; those who are opening prayers from the
gentleness, whereas those of false and innocent reliance on the power- munity because together we are not promoting a kind of Anti-Mercy Diary of Saint Faustina and
and earthly wisdom are jealousy and ful elders. Sadly, these beautiful going to just question this myth, we and those who are spreading The Au-
selfish ambition. Gospel: Mark 9: traits become the means for many to followed by a closing prayer.
are going to destroy it. Let’s tear this thentic Mercy of Christ… those who
30-37. Galilee had been the site of prey and victimize children. How- world apart and build a better one. are disciples of Jesus, and those who
many armed conflicts and guerilla ever, to emulate and keep these traits —speech at the National Equality follow themselves. Optional Opening Prayer
fights. Roman control of Galilee was of a child in one’s relationship with Award at the Human Rights Cam-
weak. To walk through Galilee to Je- God and one’s quest for greatness paign’s National Dinner, New York Indeed, while praying that we You expired, Jesus, but the source
rusalem is to invite danger. But Jesus and power insures a person of true Post, September 16th, 2018 would “all be one,” Jesus also knew of life gushed forth for souls,
made it clear to his disciples that the wisdom. Earthly wisdom aspires for that every man, woman and child and the ocean of mercy opened
greatest power-holder on earth is one greatness through domination of the If this sounds intolerant and divi- has been given the gift of free will.
who completely trusts and submits weak. On the other hand, heavenly up for the whole world. O Fount
sive, that’s because it is. And we must choosewhether we will
his power to God in life and in death. wisdom teaches that greatness lies in indulge a life of sin, or become the of Life, unfathomable Divine
The powerful person is like a little being powerless before God, trusting A new intolerance is spreading, that “image of God” that the Lord created Mercy, envelop the whole world
child: innocent, dependent, humble, fully in him, and humbly submitting is quite obvious. …a negative reli- us to be. As such, Jesus makes this and empty Yourself out upon us
trusting, yet vulnerable to abuse and oneself to his providence; the very gion is being made into a tyrannical sobering admission: O Blood and Water, which gushed Jesus, I Trust in You!
domination. same way by which a child relates to standard that everyone must follow. forth from the Heart of Jesus as a
his elders and superiors. That is then seemingly freedom—for Do you think that I have come to fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!.
Reflections: In antiquity, people Shortly after the victory of the the sole reason that it is liberation establish peace on the earth? No, I
used the same word for “servant” as Athenians over the Persian fleet at from the previous situation. —POPE tell you, but rather division. From Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed:
for “child.” In fact, in today’s Gospel Salamis in 480 B.C., a friend, who BENEDICT, Light of the World, A now on a household of five will be
Jesus said that he who wants to be hailed him as the most powerful man Conversation with Peter Seewald, divided, three against two and two
the servant of all must act like a little in the world, met Themistocles, the p. 52 against three; a father will be divided Our Father
child. Within the ancient Mediter- great admiral, on the street. “You against his son and a son against his Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
ranean family and community, are wrong,” said Themistocles, “my What is the “better” world Ann father, a mother against her daughter Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
servants and children had no social little son is the most powerful.” wants to build? It’s irrelevant, be- and a daughter against her mother, a Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as
status. During the Middle Ages, a Puzzled, the man asked, “Why is cause if truth can be redefined from mother-in-law against her daughter- we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into
theologian believed that in the case that?” “It’s like this. The Athenians one day to the next, the world that in-law and a daughter-in-law against temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
of a burning building a husband rule the world. I rule the Athenians. Ann might choose today, may very her mother-in-law. (Luke 12:51-53)
must first rescue his father, then his Mt wife rules me. And this little boy well be destroyed by someone else
mother, next his wife, and finally rules his mother.” tomorrow, who has more power, The Scriptures tell us that there will Hail Mary
his young child. It must have been money, or influence. What we are come a time in the world when the Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou
shocking to Jesus’ disciples and to Quotation of the Week: He who witnessing at this hour is essentially “harvest” will be ready. When God amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
his hearers when he put before them trusts in himself is lost. He who a race between nations and ideolo- will sift the weeds from the wheat. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
a “child” as one who is truly power- trusts in God can do all things. St. gies to overthrow the present order When men will collectively seek the hour of our death, Amen.
ful. It was like giving them a servant Alphonsus Ligouri. and remake it one’s image. And thus, to topple the throne of Christ and
we are increasingly becoming a di- erect their egos in His place. St. Paul

Rosary The Iloilo


The Apostle's Creed
vided, fractured mess, warned Pope warned of this coming “apostasy”
Benedict, since the future is no lon- and time of lawlessness: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and
( Continued from page 8 ) ( Continued from page 11 ) ger being built on a moral consensus earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was
triggered massive commercial expan- based on absolutes. Let no one deceive you in any way; conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered
ditional Family exhibit with informa-
tion, literature, and free rosaries for sion and tourism attraction including the for [the Day of the Lord] will not under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried.
all who are interested. peripheral areas. To resist this eclipse of reason and come, unless the rebellion comes He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the
Look for the Vatican and American It is in this context, that perhaps, the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God,
Christ is looking over
proposed relocation site of the Iloilo
flags!! City Freedom Grandstand shall be along the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the
We will be located near the en- living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic
His suffering bride
the Villa Beach, an area within "La Villa
trance of the park on President's Way Rica de Arevalo", the historical root of Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
Parking and facilities are close and our beloved Ciudad de Iloilo. the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
convenient. See map below. Moreover, this would initiate the grand
Navigation Address: plan reclamation project and envisioned by Brianna Heldt, National Catholic world is watching. And asking
2131 Pan American Plaza boulevard as venue for Paraw Regatta, Register | 9/16/2018 --- questions. We’re living in a moment Then, on the large bead before each decade:
San Diego, CA 92101 Fluvial Sto. Niño procession, Re-en- I believe the Church is the bride where we have everyone’s attention,
actment of the early arrival in Aninipay of Christ, and the best possible for better or worse — people who
cared nothing for Catholic news just Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood,
Google Map of Federal Lawn (Panay) of our adventurous sea-faring place for you to be if you love
ancestors that inspired Ati-Atihan in six months ago are now hanging on Soul and Divinity, of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
* Balboa Park does not allow Jesus. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins
staked umbrellas or canopies.
Aklan, Iloilo’s Dinagyang, Halaran every word.
in Capiz, Antique’s Binirayan and for As a convert to the Catholic faith, and those of the whole world.
many other future historical and cultural Last week, I happened to notice an I find myself particularly troubled
For driving directions, use naviga- festivities. announcement in my parish bulletin.
tion address above or contact us at and humbled by the scandals plagu- On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
Political Will: It read something like, “Interested in ing the Church — the Church that
rosaryinthepark@gmail.com for Negative reaction for clearing the area Catholicism? Come join our RCIA
more information. shall certainly be encountered from the I, quite intentionally, entered into
classes.” nearly seven years ago. Of course, I For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
For a complete history of the appa- vote-rich informal settlers within the I have to confess that I found my- have mercy on us and on the whole world.
ritons at Fatima in Portugal (1917), vicinity. It is imperative, therefore, that don’t regret being received into the
self half laughing (in a dark-humor fullness of the faith. Not one little
and the Miracle of the Sun, visit a compromise agreement be negotiated sort of way), half shaking my head,
https://www.ewtn.com/fatima/ by and between the City government bit. I love being Catholic, precisely Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
and the legitimate organized residents
about how it’s kind of a funny time because I believe it is the one, true,
NOTE: This event is not associated association therein. for anyone to be, well, interested in
with AmericaNeedsFatima. holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Perhaps! a high-rise tenement housing Catholicism. But it’s obviously also fairly com-
"The challenge facing you, dear project could be constructed within With all that’s come out over the have mercy on us and on the whole world.
friends, is to increase people's aware- plicated living as a Catholic today.
the area on a Build-Operate-Transfer past couple of months related to I want to be on record as being
ness of the importance for society (BOT) program to accommodate the the Catholic sex abuse crisis, and Optional Closing Prayer
of religious freedom; to defend that concerned about what’s happening.
squatters and to be managed by bonafide seemingly widespread allegations I don’t want anyone to think I’m
freedom against those who would Barangay Officials as approved by the of misconduct among bishops and
take religion out of the public contracted builders and the City govern- somehow okay with sexual abuse or Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of
cardinals, we are certainly not in era coercion. I want answers, real an-
domain and establish secularism as ment. where evangelization will be easy. compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase
America's official faith." swers, from a number of bishops and Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not
To put it bluntly, the Catholic Church cardinals, and the pope himself.
Padayon, Ciudad sang Iloilo! ~~~ despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence
— Saint John Paul II, 1995 Balti- has a PR problem.
more, Basilica of the Assumption And yet at the same time, the whole ( Continued on page 12 ) submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
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Arts & Culture


A Glimpse of Fil-Am Broadway actor Joshua
dela Cruz to host Nickelodeon’s
Ilonggo History ‘Blues Clues’ reboot
by Dinggol Araneta
Divinagracia
Dinggol is an Ilonggo Historian of modern times.
He is a Lover of Nature by profession; a Genealogist

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by avocation and an Advocate of Federalism.

The Iloilo City Freedom


Grandstand Minsan naman ay sa sinehan ang aming tinutungo
sa mga artistang paborito kinikilig ng husto
kung panaho’y maganda walang inaasahang bagyo
by GMA/Pinoy Abroad, 9/16/2018 watched on TV growing up.
"I was starstruck but immediately
ang magpiknik duon sa burol ang aming dinarayo.
-- Filipino-American Broadway
actor Joshua dela Cruz is the it felt comfortable with him, he was
new host of the reboot of the just so generous with his time, with Sa tuwi-tuwina sa natitira pa naming oras
his energy, it was a huge huge mo- sa habulan at takbuhan tiyak wala ka nang ligtas
iconic Nickelodeon show "Blue's ment for me to meet the person that I
Clues." was watching on TV growing up and dagdagan pa ng tawanan na halos ay mapaiyak
Nick Jr. introduced its newest to find out that he was cool." kaya naman pag-uwi sa bahay pagod na ang lahat.
host on its Facebook page and As someone who has done it for
shared Josh's journey on how he years, Steve had a few tips for Josh:
"Actually finding somebody on the Iyong malalanghap sa paligid ang tunay na bango
became the new face of the up-
coming show, now titled "Blue's other side of that lens to talk to, and presko’t malinis na hangin pati na ang luntiang damo
Clues & You." to wait for their answer, and you habang aking hinihintay ang pagdating ni Mang Tasyo
Original host Steve Burns helped don't know what the answer is, so to
actually listen," said Josh. dala ang sariwang gatas pampalakas nitong buto.
out in choosing his successor and
met Josh during the auditions. What Josh is most excited about the
"My journey to get here was really reboot is the handy dandy notebook, At siyempre dito’y mayroon din na mga problem
wild. When I auditioned for Blue's which he said will be back on the katulad ng panahon ngayon ito’y di mawawala
Clues Steve was in the room and show but "may not be the way you
remember." hinaharap namin ito’t paraan ay ginagawa
Aduana they were just kind of like, 'Hey
For Josh, being the new host for the nang ang buhay ay bumuti at lalong pang guminhawa.
Asian Jou rnal
Steve, do you have anything for
(By: DinggolAranetaDivinagracia named "Freedom Park" fronting the old Josh?' and like, 'Oh yeah, this is show is a "wild dream" come true.
-September 11,2018) Iloilo Custom House, popularly known Steve.' and I was like 'Whaaaat was "It's a wild wild dream, one day
as "Aduana" --as a concrete memorial to I'll wake up I don't plan on doing Ang simpleng pamumuhay dito ay walang kasingsarap
Brief History: happening?'," Josh recounted. First Asian Weekly Newspaper
the new found political freedom of City Josh said he was at first starstruck that any time soon because this is anginbawa’t
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Province that included Iloilo City Malabor renovated the grandstand into cannot share what we work on to all
and Guimaras island, the “Ti- a gigantic ILOILO CITY FREEDOM holds-bar of becoming into a first class of you guys." Reprinted from 1 April 2011. Copyright 2018 by Virginia Ferrer. All rights reserved.
mawa” idol Rodolfo "Roding" GRANDSTAND, that adversely affected modern megalopolis in the very near Josh was part of the original
the impressive view of the old Iloilo future, many believed that the pres- Broadway cast of Disney's Aladdin.
Ganzon of Molo, Iloilo City au- Custom House. ent site is too congested and that it had Call the Asian Journal at 619.474.0588
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Undoubtedly, the success of SM City,
Manduriao, Molo and Iloilo City presidency of Dinggol A. Divinagracia, Smallville, the Ayala's ATRIA, Florete's
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to elect their own Mayor, Vice- munity Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. huge Megaworld and Gaisano Proj- Open Until Filled. EOE.
headed by Dr. Sergio M. Gonzalez. ects and many others in Barangay San
Mayor and Ten Councilors. Relocation is the name of the game!
As the first elective Iloilo City Mayor Rafael, Barangay Bakhaw and Barangay
With the rapid growth of "La Muy Leal Airport all in the district of Mandurriao,
(1955-1959), Ganzon built a modest
y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo" and the no- ( Continued on page 10 )
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Christ is looking
than participating in the trafficking of Yes, that is what friends are for.
baby body parts.

The Four
"Conservatives stand united against the
( Continued from page 10 ) sale of fetal parts and the industry that
And yet at the same time, I believe profits from this illegal and unethical
the Church is the bride of Christ, practice. After more than a year since ( Continued from page 3 )
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belonging to, and fighting for. So, President Trump's pro-life promises, lating some frustrations and disappoint-
yes — as crazy as it sounds, I would the FDA should immediately cease all ments over many events or policies of
love to see my parish’s RCIA pro- government business with ABR and no the secular world that I often disagree
gram overflowing with people who longer use any aborted fetal cells for with. However, as an optimist I share
are, in spite of the egregious sins of future research," US Rep. Mark Walker also the hopes and dreams for a better
(R-NC) said in a press release. world for the sake of the generations
men, interested in Catholicism. that follow us. Since biblical times,
Who can say how God will work we humans have been in quest for that
through these tragedies? Perhaps the nirvana where there is a happy and ideal
light cast into some of the darker balance in all the physical, mental, social
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As the Court temporarily halts operators of rental 85 members of


listing websites from making false claims Congress denounce
Bamboos about the availability of apartments that accept FDA deal with com-
Sway
by Rudy Liporada Section 8 vouchers and other rental properties pany supplying tis-
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada Federal Trade Commission WeTakeSection8.com website information for property managers sue from aborted
babies
at ww.asianjournalusa.com September 17, 2018 of rental listings, and $14.99 for a
housing that purportedly ac-
cepts Section 8 vouchers for weekly subscription.
At the request of the Federal
Friends and the SLUBHS Class ‘68
low-income families, elderly, and
Trade Commission, a federal In addition to Steven and Kevin by Steve Warren, CBN | 9/17/2018
disabled persons. The defendants Shayan, the FTC’s complaint names -- On Monday, 85 members of
court has issued a temporary have claimed that the website has the following companies as defen- Congress sent a signed letter to Dr.
I have a circle of friends that 50th Year Reunion. And I just real- restraining order prohibiting two accurate, up-to-date, and avail- dants: Apartment Hunters, Inc., also Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of
evolved during our early college ized this last weekend stay with 1968 brothers and their four Califor- able listings that are approved for doing business as WeTakeSection8. the Food and Drug Administration
days. Our bond developed around batchmates in Northern California. nia companies from using false com, ApartmentHunterz.com, and (FDA) expressing their concern that
Way back in 2015, a ’68 batchmate, or unsubstantiated claims in the Section 8 housing vouchers. The
courtships with our future spous- FTC alleges that these claims are FeaturedRentals.com; Real Estate the government agency awarded
former Lathrop, California Vice- marketing of online rental listings a $15,900 contract to Advanced
es where we still share memories Mayor Christopher Mateo contacted false or unsubstantiated, and that Data Solutions, Inc.; Rental Home
of places where we had been, offered through their websites. Listings Inc.; and UAB Apart- Bioscience Resources (ABR), a San
me asking me if we should organize most of the listed properties either ment Hunters LT. The California Francisco human tissue procurement
punctuated with just sheer feeling a Golden Jubilee Reunion of our are not available or do not accept
In its complaint, the FTC alleges Department of Real Estate revoked firm, to provide fresh human fetal
of joy. We shared songs, laughter, batch. 2018 was, to me, was too far- Section 8 housing vouchers. tissue to be transplanted into mice in
that Steven and Kevin (Kaveh) defendant Apartment Hunters, Inc.’s
joy, and woes. We became best off. So, though I said, I think so, I business license in 2015, but it order to create human-like immune
men and bridesmaids to each actually just brushed it off. Unbe- Shayan have advertised on their “Today’s housing market is histori- has continued to operate without a systems.
other, ninongs and ninangs of our knownst to us, a tobacco industry cally tight, and affordable rentals license. The contract runs from July 15,
children. We were and are there stalwart, Andy Filler; Baguio City are harder to find than ever. Section 2018 to July 14, 2019, according to
McDonald magnate Mike Del Rosa- ally parties. 8 voucher recipients have it even The Commission vote approving Life Site News.
for each other in times of need. rio; and planner Nito Meneses were harder: they have fewer rentals from the complaint was 5-0. The U.S. The letter cites federal law that
We may have developed different already leading meetings with other which to choose and their vouchers
It is during those meetings that a District Court for the Central District prohibits the buying and selling of
opinions on the world but, at the batchmates projecting a reunion in bond developed among us. It oc- expire if not used within a specified of California issued the temporary human fetal tissue. It also states that
end of the day, we still consider Baguio. curred to me that with most of these period of time,” said Andrew Smith, restraining order on September 13, ABR's tissue procurement activities
ourselves best friends. Before the end of the 2015, Andy batchmates, I spent 10 years in the the FTC’s Director of the Bureau of 2018. have been both unethical and poten-
and wife, Nanette, came to the US campus everyday except week- Consumer Protection. “In this case, tially illegal.
We rarely see each other now, and contacted me asking me if the ends (actually even weekends with we allege that defendants misled NOTE: The Commission files a This is one of eight contracts the
often limited to snipets of greetings US based batchmates could support those who joined extracurriculars consumers—including Section 8 complaint when it has “reason to FDA has signed with ABR since
through social media but, when we a reunion. After that meeting, I con- like the boy scouts or the CHIRO). voucher recipients—into purchasing believe” that the law has been or is 2012, according to the U.S. General
do get together, a single word could tacted Christopher and said, “I guess The hours we spent were actually subscriptions to worthless lists of being violated and it appears to the Services Administration.
touch off hilarious guffaws that send we are on.” longer than the hours we spent with stale apartment listings, and the con- Commission that a proceeding is in "I am alarmed by the FDA's ac-
almost everyone lolrontf (laughing We then went on a frenzy identify- our families. Moreover, we spent a sumers then wasted their valuable the public interest. The case will be tions. ABR has a checkered history
out loud rolling on the floor). An ing and contacting our batchmates. decade of similar history up to when time shopping for rentals that were decided by the court. of purchasing the remains of aborted
outsider maybe wondering why the Our yellowing yearbooks came John F. Kennedy was assassinated not in fact available.” children and reselling the babies. I
guffaw and we could explain the root out of the shelves and bauls. We and when man first landed on the According to the FTC, the defen- The Federal Trade Commission know this first-hand as I participated
of it, but the outsider will never com- used Facebook to search names moon. We were in the era of Aquar- dants violated the FTC Act by falsely works to promote competition, and in the House's investigation and
prehend the feeling of how the word that matched those in the book. ius, having our puberty period at the claiming that consumers can access protect and educate consumers. You criminal referral of this company
came about. We found, compared to the boyish, time of mini-skirts, dancing to the hundreds of thousands of accurate, can learn more about consumer two years ago. I find it deeply dis-
Yes, we do care and love each Beatle or Dave Clark mopped haired similar beats of the Animals, Beatles, up-to-date, and available listings topics and file a consumer complaint turbing that the federal government
other because our past had cemented graduates; peppered hair, tummy Gary Lewis and the Playboys, etc. on the defendants’ websites, which online or by calling 1-877-FTC- continues to contract with compa-
emotional ties that are just unique to bulging, mature faced possible class- We spoke the same language which also include ApartmentHunterz.com HELP (382-4357). Like the FTC on nies that facilitate the trafficking of
our circle. mates. We pmed them asking if they may be different from our Manongs and FeaturedRentals.com. They also Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read human fetal remains. This practice
I thought I could no longer have were SLUBHS Class ’68. If they and, definitely, foreign to SLUBHS have misrepresented that consumers our blogs, and subscribe to press must stop," US Rep. Vicky Hartzler
other friends that could come responded positive, we requested millennials. will find housing quickly and that releases for the latest FTC news and (R-MO) said in a press release.
close to that kind of bond. After them to spread the word to their pos- After high-school and going about the defendants have exclusive rights resources. "While our letter calls on the FDA to
my college days I have had many sible contacts about the forthcoming our different notches in society, we to list rental properties that consum- -- https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/ cancel its contract with ABR, I would
acquaintances, affiliations, friends at reunion. came together at our Golden An- ers cannot find on free websites. press-releases/2018/09/court-tempo- go the next step and call on all federal
work and social gatherings, etc. but Apart from a Baguio coordinating niversary and we were like frozen Consumers typically have paid $49 rarily-halts-operators-rental-listing- agencies including the National Institute
nothing came close to that kind of committee, a support core evolved back to our high-school times. We for two months of access to contact websites-making ( Continued on page 12 )
mirthful closeness. in California. We held meetings. We were reminded of the pebbles that
That was before I was involved in raised funds during those meetings. constituted the pillars that we have
organizing our Baguio City Saint Those meetings were punctuated
( Continued on page 12 )
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Trends
LEMONGRASS: A new milestone in the Filipino SpaceX’s first lunar tourist didn’t just buy a seat on
movie-making arena the rocket. He bought the whole flight.
by Cesar D. Candari, MD FCAP searched for a clue. Silently I the script just to find out what’s The company revealed that
Emeritus uttered, God, lead me to the path it’s all about. I was surprised im- Japanese billionaire entrepre-
that will take me to a world where mediately as soon as I open the neur Yusaku Maezawa will be
I just celebrated my 85th I can say that really I have lived first page. It is written in Eng- its first paying passenger—if
birthday last week, August 31, this world without regrets. lish in a format that Hollywood the trip ever happens, that is.
2018. It was filled with lots of script-readers read. When I got — MIT Technology Review
heartwarming wishes and prayers I think the Lord gave me a hint. to the 20th page I got the idea of
that I may have many more birth- Like a powerful, heavenly voice what Rico is trying to portray and September 18th, 2018 9:05AM
days to come. Thanks to all who I heard Him speaking to me. “Ce- convey. The news: The founder of online
remembered me and wished me sar, there’s still a world waiting The story is titled LEMON- retailer Zozo is slated to take his
for more birthdays. The celebra- for your presence. Not the heav- GRASS. It has a website: www. trip to the moon in 2023 aboard
tion was a little different from the enly world, but your own world. lemongrassthemovie.com. Wrap the yet-to-be-built Big Falcon
past ones. More than the parties, Your own Motherland. You will around the life of Marcelo Mag- Rocket (aka the BFR, or Big
opening presents, enjoying deli- be more deserving for a peaceful pantay it tells the story of immi- F*****g Rocket). But Maezawa
cious foods, lots of singing and life in heaven if you serve your grants who left motherland and didn’t just buy one seat on the How it'll work: While how much named, two people apparently paid
piano playing, after the parties, motherland and your people. loved ones in search for better Maezawa paid hasn’t yet been di- deposits for trips to the moon aboard
flight; he bought them all. vulged, his payment will contribute the Falcon Heavy rocket by the
I felt a nagging sense of looking Don’t leave that world until you life. Some found fortune and suc- He intends to bring six to eight to the tens of billions of dollars re- end of this year. Those plans were
back at the rear-view mirror and have done your part to make a cess. Many never got rid of the artists along for the ride. “I quired to get the BFR off the ground. scrapped in favor of waiting to put
focused on my past- reflect on difference.”Then the voice was longing to go back home to once choose to go to the moon, with But … Don’t forget, CEO Elon tourists aboard the BFR, so don’t
how my adult life has been over gone. It was like Manny Paquiao again experience the beauty and artists,” he said at the SpaceX Musk has promised us moon tour- hold your breath for an on-time
the last fourscore and 5 years gave me a left straight blow right ( Continued on page 6 ) press conference. ists before. While they were never departure this time around either.
ago. What have I done, accom- on my temple. I was taken aback.
plished, wished for. What are the
goals that I’ve reached and how
It was more of an epiphany. I said
to myself- “Wake up Cesar. “ The California wants to stop hackers from taking control of smart gadgets
I achieved them. I inventoried answers to your question “what A proposed state law would requires connected devices to have a Supporters say that the potential threat products’ security so they can keep sell-
my life and asked myself, has my else is there is right on the tip of help bolster the security of “reasonable” security feature or features of litigation will force manufacturers ing them in California’s massive market,
“life stock” been spent efficient- your nose”. So then I decided, internet-connected devices, but
“appropriate to the nature and function to focus more on security as they build those changes will likely benefit other
ly? What were my struggles, my that’s what I’ll do. Revive my old of the device.” their smart devices. “The [bill’s] lan- states too.
what’s really needed is federal It also requires manufacturers to either guage is deliberately very loose,” says California’s initiative could also spur
successes, my failures. What were passion to be of help to our moth-
action. create a different default password for Beau Woods, an Atlantic Council fellow action at the federal level, which is
the obstacles that have slowed me erland. Adopting a new country every gadget they sell or prompt users to specializing in information security, “but where the critical issue of IoT security
down, or at times prevented my does not mean rejecting your old. by Martin Giles, MIT Technology change a common default password be- that’s to get companies to think about really needs to be addressed.
from getting to were I wanted to Your dreams make you who you fore they use a device for the first time. how they can make [products] secure by A couple of draft bills have already
Review—California has been a All too often, gadgets still come design.” been floated in Congress, including
be. And how I overcame those are, but they can never change pioneer when it comes to shaping with common hard-coded passwords. There’s another good reason for not one known as the IoT Cybersecurity
obstacles. Has the journey been who you were. policies to tackle everything from That means if hackers can crack the being overly prescriptive: things can Improvement Act of 2017 that would re-
worthwhile, fulfilling, enriching climate change to consumer pri- password, they can take control of a change incredibly fast in cybersecurity, quire companies doing business with the
and made me a better man? Then Lying down on my bed one large number of similar devices. Other so what may seem like a reasonable federal government to make sure their
vacy. Now it could take the lead security controls governing things like defensive measure today could soon feel web-connected products use software
I shifted the view to the present. night with eyes fixed on the ceil- in yet another area: cybersecurity communication with different devices outdated. that can be easily patched, don’t contain
Where am I now? Am I happy ing I asked myself- “OK God, for online gadgets. vary widely, and often reflect industry- Still, the law could usefully have in- known security vulnerabilities, and and
and satisfied with life as where you gave me the instruction. How The state’s lawmakers have just sent developed standards. cluded a specific requirement that com- have passwords that can be changed.
I find myself now? Are there should I do it in a most effective California’s governor, Jerry Brown, There are federal and state laws that panies swiftly release patches for any The bills are languishing in commit-
draft legislation that aims to tighten the dictate how consumer data gathered security holes found in their products’ tees. California’s legislative push could
any more goals to be reached? way? Then I spent most of that via IoT products should be handled. software. And it could have forced them help breathe new life into them and
security of web-connected devices.
Are there more mountains to night asking HOW, HOW, HOW. If he approves it, California will However, until now there hasn’t been to set up systems that make it easy for generate bipartisan support for action.
climb? What else is there beyond Most of my adult life, since I’ve become the first US state with a law legislation that focuses on IoT security. people to report flaws and be rewarded
Some cybersecurity experts, like for doing so (see “Crowdsourcing the Martin Giles San Francisco Bureau Chief.
enjoying the fruits of my work been exposed to and became specifically tailored for the internet of
I am the San Francisco bureau chief of MIT
and endeavor? Beyond what I aware of the Philippine socio- things (IoT). Robert Graham of Errata Security, have hunt for software bugs is a booming Technology Review, where I cover the future
It’s not hard to see why such legislation criticized the California legislation for business—and a risky one”). of computing and the companies in Silicon
have achieved, beyond the happy economic-political make up, I’ve is needed. Barely a day goes by without being too vaguely worded, and for not The fact that it missed this opportunity Valley that are shaping it. Before joining the
moments spent with loved ones, been a keen observer of how some new report of hackers compromis- doing more to stop firms from building doesn’t mean the draft legislation should publication, I led research and publishing at
the happy times spent with APOs things are working (or not work- ing all kinds of products, from web- insecure features into their devices. be vetoed. If companies beef up their a venture capital.
watching them grow up, exciting ing) in our country. Many times, connected dolls to security cameras. And
billions of new connected devices will
times with friends, relatives and in my little way, I would pitch in be flooding onto the market over the
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Then a longer lens shifted to the rally, be in a meeting and air my things”).
future posing more relevant ques- views and suggestions. My deep California’s legislation, which would
come into effect in January 2020,
in San Diego!
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happy with families, relatives and
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ing and collision-avoidance brak-
is relatively fine. Ordinary person to make a difference in the lives ing—to new car models.
will more likely ask me, what else of others. According to a recent report by Lux
do you like? What else are you A year ago, I met Rico Cadayo- Research, cars with these “Level 2”
looking for? So I searched my na via FB. At first our exchanges features are expected to account for 92
percent of a worldwide $87 billion-per-
heart and soul. How can I spend were limited to simple pleasant- year autonomous car market in 2030.
the remaining time of my life to ries. Our exchanges grew and led Only 8 percent of the market will go to
the fullest and happiest? No com- us to something more serious. “Level 3” automobiles, which would be
plaints so far, but is this it? Right away I’ve sensed that Rico primarily driven hands-free, but would
What I have stated above are has a passion about our mother- allow the driver to regain control of the
vehicle in an emergency.
merely examples of inventory of land. One time he send me a copy
questions I still ask myself. Yes of a screenplay (movie script) that In addition, the research firm doesn’t
I live in a place where entertain- he wrote. He urged me to read expect any fully automated vehicles
ment never stops, but there’s got it. At first I didn’t pay too much on the road by 2030. “We consider
that ultimate level, Level 4, to be full
to be something more beyond attention to it until one day, after autonomy, where you just get in and
the glitters and grandeur of neon getting inspired by playing the you don’t interact with the car at all,”
lights. I turn my face upward and piano, I decided to start reading explained Cosmin Laslau, lead analyst
at Lux Research. “And we don’t think
that’s coming by 2030. The biggest
opportunity that we see will be actually
Chiu Bill
educator in California have the tools from the Level 2 features, which are the
they need to prevent this type of vitriol more conventional advances that we’re
( Continued from page 3 ) and maintain a safe school environ- already starting to see come onto the
sponsored AB 2291. ment.” market from higher-end developers.”
“Today California has taken an im- “It is a right of every student to come
portant step in addressing bullying and to a safe and welcoming school envi- Hermann Winner, director and
ronment,” said Khydeeja Alam Javid,
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Entertainment
Anne Curtis says skin color does not define New Fan Convention explodes on the scene
the Filipina woman in San Diego this weekend!
'It’s sad but eventually they
will be proud,' Anne says
Precious Del Valle, Rappler.
com | MANILA, 9/12/2018 -- For
Anne Curtis, it’s not the color of
the skin that defines a Filipina
woman.
In an interview with Anne at
the Pantene #StrongerNow event
Tuesday, September 11, where she
was launched as the brand’s newest
ambassador, the Fil-Australian ex-
pressed regret that personalities were
getting criticized for not looking like SKIN COLOR. Anne Curtis comes to Kelsey Merritt's defense, after the model
a traditional Filipina. was criticized for not not being Filipino enough. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler San Diego, CA – The newest will include a General Panel series children’s ticket for only $10 for kids
pop culture and fan-based con- with topics for fans of anime, stunt under 12. Adults can get a single
“I see the likes of other people however, drew mixed reaction from several balikabayan friend roles
vention in San Diego, Fangaea fighting, cosplay, steampunk, and day ticket for only $20. There is an
getting that now especially when netizens. With Kelsey being half later, Anne shared that she got ac-
(fan-JEE-uh), is happening next more. Our Cerebral Panel series will exciting VIP option, as well. All tick-
they’re hitting the major [milestone]. American, many pointed out that it ceptance from the Filipino audience
have more esoteric and compelling ets are available at www.fangaea.us.
You know who I’ m talking about? wasn’t an accurate representation of after they got to know the real her. weekend! Fangaea Con – where topics bound to be memorable, such More information is also available at
It’s sad but eventually they will be a true Filipina. “I learned the language and I lived fandoms join forces for fun! The as Cyberbullying, LGBTs in the geek www.facebook.com/fangaeacon
proud. Alam mo yun? Yun naman Addressing the issue on Twitter, here for more than half my life. inaugural Fangaea Con will be and nerd world, Afrofuturism, and
ako dati eh.” (You know? I was like Kelsey explained that she was born More than anything the Philippines taking place on Saturday, Septem- more. Our Dynamic Room will have About Fangaea:
that before.) and raised in Pampanga, adding that my home now and you know what? Created and produced by Silk Road
ber 22 and Sunday, September 23 blocks of interactive and immersive
Early this week, Kelsey Merritt she was more Filipino compared to I think people learn to embrace that. Productions, Fangaea (fan-GEE-uh) is
at the Town & Country Resort in experiences that change inside the
confirmed that she will be the first “pure” Filipinos who have never set Pinoys learn to embrace you and a multi-faceted, action-packed, fandom
Mission Valley, San Diego! room – including virtual reality,
Filipina to walk the Victoria’s Secret foot in the Philippines. love you when they get to know the event that will feature Table Top and
an escape room, model building,
Fashion Show. The announcement, After 21 years in the industry and real you.” – Rappler.com Video Games, Anime, Steam Punk,
This exciting event will feature a photo shoot for cosplayers, and
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books, Dungeons and Dragons, card top games and card games! nerd, geek, and pop-culture community
games, martial arts, Steampunk, and In addition to an exciting vendor to come together and celebrate our com-
and exhibit hall with collectibles, bined interests in one family-friendly,
so much more! Our entertainment fun, and immersive event where different
line-up will also feature an eclectic figurines, apparel, and other cool
stuff, we will have a Sci Fi Museum, fandoms can reach out to new fans and
ensemble from video game music create an exciting opportunity to share
cover bands to live medieval combat presented by the Sci Fi Coalition
their interests with each other.
to Japanese taiko drumming! and an innovative VR set up by
Our special guest for the first-ever 4DSci. The Mochi Café will have a
Fangaea will be Derek Stephen special presentation with games and
Prince, known for his work in Japanese influenced entertainment.
Power Rangers, Digimon, Cowboy Our Fangaea Featured Artist gallery
Bebop, and Naruto, as well as in will have some of the most talented
video games Kingdom Hearts; and artists displaying their work – from
our other special guest will be Chris the quirky to the strange and just
Patton, known for voicing titles for outright cool, our selected artists will
every major dubbing studio in the impress! We even have a mini-car
US, including Funimation, Sentai, show, featuring Team Blur!
The 'muted peachy beige' matte Rappler.com, 9/18/2018 -- IT'S IT'S OUT! Are you getting the and more! Fangaea is an all-inclusive, safe,
lipstick will be available on OUT! Are you getting the Maine Maine Mendoza shade of MAC Fangaea’s programming activities fan space for all ages. Tickets are
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