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Msgr. Gutierrez Lent, Sin No M ore — p.

Profiles Narrison Babao: Dedication and Commitment — p. 2
Communities Atty. K aragdag: Duterte Signs Tax Amnesty Act— p. 3
Advocacy Rudy Liporada: AFP – Cradle of Noble Heroes – Not — p. 10
April 5-11, 2019

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DND backs Filipino fishers: Continue fishing in Philippine waters by Patric ia L ourdes V iray , Ph il-
Jason Paguio named Asian
star.c om | M A N I L A , 4 /2 /2 019

Business Association
— I n a sw ipe at th e presenc e
of Ch inese vessels in th e W est

President & CEO

Ph ilippine S ea, th e D epartment
of N ational D efense enc ouraged
Filipino fishermen to continue
C E O b r i n g s ex ec u ti v e ex p er i - fishing in the area.
ence with private, non-profit I n a statement released T uesday ,
a n d p u b l i c sec to r s th e D N D c alled on oth er c oun-
S an D iego, CA – T h e A sian tries to respec t protoc ols w h en
B usiness A ssoc iation (A B A ) c onduc ting ac tivities on interna-
named J ason Paguio as th e tional w aters.

organiz ation’ s new President and " J ust as th e Ph ilippines h onors
CEO. Founded in 1990, A B A our international obligations and
provides a strong voic e on busi- protoc ols, w e also ex pec t oth er
ness, c ultural and politic al issues c ountries and th eir vessels to do
of interest to S an D iego’ s A sian th e same espec ially w h en sail-
and Pacific Islander community. ing and fishing in international
I ts mission is to unite, promote w aters, " th e D N D said.
( C ont i nue d on page 8) T h is statement c omes in re-
sponse to reports th at h undreds
of Ch inese vessels h ave been de-
Analyst Heydarian issues warn- ploy ed in th e vic inity of Pag-asa
I sland, one of th e largest features
ing after men allegedly linked to in th e S pratly I slands.

ISIS were nabbed in Luzon

T h e Ph ilippines is c urrently
C h a p ter 9 2 o f “ D esti n y ” b y S i m eo n G . S i l v er i o , J r . repairing and upgrading its fac ili-
ties, partic ularly its dilapidated

G M A N ew s | M A N I L A , w eapons seiz ed from th em sh ould
4 /2 /2 019 -- G M A resident analy st be a reason for Ph ilippine auth ori- runw ay , on th e island, w h ic h is
va M arie w as so nervous sh e c ould not eat th e c ak e. S h e just h ad a few part of Palaw an.
R ic h ard H ey darian on T uesday ties not to belittle th em. sips of th e soft drink and remained sitting nervously as sh e aw aited h er
w arned th at th e supposed I S I S " H indi ibig sabih in na nak iride- " H aving said th at, w e enc ourage
fate. A fter th irty agoniz ing minutes, Ch arlie B uendia emerged from th e our fishermen to continue their
th reat in L uz on sh ould be tak en on lang sila. T h ese guy s h ave
seriously . c ertain level of training. I t' s pos- door of his office. fishing activities in our waters
T h is c ame follow ing th e arrest sible na may roon silang c ertain “ A t last, I am done for th e day , ” h e ex c laimed. “ I c an now give my full attention on y ou.” and Ex c lusive Ec onomic Z one, "
of tw o men in Cagay an provinc e. level of c ommunic ation direc tly Eva M arie didn’ t k now w h at h e meant. “ W ould h e now rape me? ” sh e ask ed h erself. T h e th e statement read.
High-powered firearms as well doon sa I S I S c ommand based sa th ough t of th e perc eived ex perienc es of starlets w anting to be disc overed, as h er friend told A c c ording to th e D N D , th e
as ex plosive devic es h ave been M iddle East or dito sa M alay sia h er, c ame to mind. A rmed Forc es of th e Ph ilippines'
rec overed from th e suspec ts. and I ndonesia, " H ey darian said. “ Ok ay , let’ s now h ave y our sc reen test, ” Ch arlie dec lared. W estern Command (W esc om) h as
H ey darian said th e tw o nabbed " S inc e medy o natalo-talo ' y ung He led her out of the room, past several doors in the hallway, and out of the office building. been monitoring th e presenc e of
individuals may h ave c ontac t I S I S group diy an sa M indanao A n assistant of Ch arlie w as w ith th em. T h ey entered a building eq uipped w ith movie c ameras Ch inese vessels in th e area.
w ith I S I S groups in oth er c oun- at dah il sa martial law , medy o and k lieg ligh ts. ( C o n ti n u ed o n p a g e 6 ) T h e D N D h as been forw arding
tries, adding th at th e k ind of th ese reports to th e D epartment
( ( C C ontont i i nuenue d d on on pagepage 88))
of Foreign A ffairs for appropriate
ac tion.
Hilbay: Presence of Chinese ships “Disrupt 3.0 Filipina Women: Rising” concludes
in Pag-asa Island a sign of invasion National Women’s Month Celebration in DC
' dip lom at ic p rot e st '

Presidential spok esperson

by G abriel Pabic o L alu, I n- “ L et me just point out th at th e
S alvador Panelo said th e D FA
q uirer.net | M A N I L A , 4 /2 /2 019— Pag-asa is a territory c urrently oc -
h as assured th e W esc om th at a
T h e presenc e of Ch inese sh ips in c upied by th e Ph ilippines. K ay a
diplomatic protest will be filed
Pag-asa I sland w ith in th e W est ‘ y ong pagpasok ng Ch inese ves-
against B eijing over th e presenc e
Ph ilippine S ea (W PS ) is already a sels w ith in th e territory of Pagasa
of vessels.
sign of invasion, former S olic i- is an invasion, ” H ilbay ex plained
H e also minimiz ed th e pres-
tor G eneral Florin H ilbay said on in a press briefing in Quezon City.
enc e of Ch inese sh ips in th e area,
W ednesday . “ T h ey are no different from
say ing th at th ey are only loitering
A c c ording to th e Otso D iretso Ch ina going into M anila B ay ,
th ere and th at th ere are not as any
c andidate, th e entranc e of th e bec ause th e M anila B ay is part
of th em as reported in th e new s.
Ch inese sh ips in th e disputed of th e territorial w aters of L uz on.
" A ba eh , di ibig sabih in pagnag-
region, w ell w ith in th e c ountry ’ s Pag-asa is an island w h ic h h as its
si-c irc le eh meron k ang binabal-
ex c lusive ec onomic z one, is no ow n territorial sea, ” h e added. D I S R U P T er s. ( L - R ) F W N P r esi d en t S u si e Q u esa d a , F W N E x ec u ti v e A d v i so r y C o u n c i l M em b er D r . B a m b i L o r i c a ; F W N E x ec u ti v e A d v i - ak ; pero k ung stationary k a lang,
different from th e vessels mak - R ec ent reports from th e A rmed so r y C o u n c i l M em b er G lo r ia C a o i l e; N o r w ei g a n I n sti tu te o f P u b l i c H ea l th A d v i so r y J o a n n e O c a m p o ; H en d er so n L eg a l S er v i c es D i r ec to r
o f B u si n ess D ev el o p m en t J en n i f er T a b o n es; N A S A E n g i n eer J o sep h i n e S a n ti a g o - B o n d , F W N F o u n d er a n d C E O M a r i l y M o n d ej a r ; J u sti n bak a nanunuod k a lang o nak atin-
ing th eir approac h tow ard M anila
B ay . ( C ont i nue d on page 9) F i tz si m m o n s; a n d J .P . M o rg a n V P f o r P o r tf o l i o M a n a g er I n ter n a ti o n a l M a r k ets ( r et.) J en n y S i c a t- C r a b b e. ( C ont i nue d on page 2) ( C ont i nue d on page 9)

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Dedication & Commitment

By Narrison Babao of long time students w h o w ere dow n into 4 q uarters and th e
original students under G M N ar- maestro test is th e testing at th e
S ome of th e strong c h arac ter rie B abao. end of 7 -12 unit. B abao-A rnis
traits among students w h o tak e c urric ulum is ex tensive bec ause
martial arts are: self-disc ipline, T esting w as lead by M aster it enc ompass th ree sy stem:
h onesty , integrity , c ourage, D ave B ertrand, assisted by G uro B atangas-B aston, V illabrille K ali
persistenc e, dedic ation and c om- L uis Orlina and M aster N arrison and Cac oy D oc e Pares so it tak es
mitment. M any students h as B abao. T h e maestro level under dedic ation and c ommitment.
c omes th rough th e doors to learn th e c urrent B abao-A rnis sy stem
B abao-A rnis sy stem but not very represents th e h alf-w ay point to T h e c andidates w h o w ere testing
many c omplete it to th e end. W e bec oming G uro or full instruc - for maestro w ere fath er and son,
just h ad our th ird maestro ex am tor. Under B abao-A rnis sy stem, M ark W h ennen and K ai W h en-
on M arc h 2 3 , 2 019 for c ouple th ere are total of 2 4 units brok en ( C ont i nue d on page 1 1)

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Secretary Nielsen convenes border crisis meeting, State Treasurer Fiona
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On A pril 2 , D epartment of
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on th e h umanitarian and sec urity 2 018 h e w as appointed by President on. M anny ’ s team w ill utiliz e th e
c risis at th e south ern border. T h e T h e v i d eo k i c k s o f f " N a ti o n a l
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“ I w ant to be c lear w ith th e A meri- sh aring and c oordinate interagenc y Earlier th is w eek , th e S ec retary an- S tate T reasurer Fiona M a an- has finally passed Republic Act No. properties w ith a net w orth of 2 0 mil-
c an people: th ere is an unprec edented support to CB P and I CE efforts to nounc ed additional ac tions to address nounc ed today th at sh e is k ic k ing 112 13 , k now n as th e T ax A mnesty lion pesos some ten y ears ago, and
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ment-w ide emergenc y response, ” ex perienc e and an operator’ s under- B order to oversee response opera- the launch of a financial train- tax . A gain, to c larify , estate tax is th e (if not for th e amnesty ) w ould h ave
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sonnel and resourc es, and c alling on th e property . T h e h eirs need to pay need to pay 1.2 million pesos. T h at’ s

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Health & Wellness

People with osteoporosis should avoid spinal poses in yoga, study says Forgetting uses more brain power
— ScienceDaily.com to 2 018 for pain th ey attributed to than remembering
th eir y oga prac tic e. S ome w ere new — ScienceDaily.com someth ing, but h ow our brains do
oga postures that ex the spine to y oga. Oth ers h ad prac tic ed for Ch oosing to forget someth ing th at is still being q uestioned. Onc e
bey ond its limits may raise th e y ears. T h ey h ad pain in th e bac k , migh t tak e more mental ef- we can figure out how memories are
risk of c ompression frac tures in nec k , sh oulder, h ip, k nee or a c ombi- fort th an try ing to remember it, w eak ened and devise w ay s to c ontrol
people w ith th inning bones, ac - nation. th is, w e c an design treatment to h elp
Patients identified 12 poses they researc h ers at T h e University
c ording to researc h from M ay o people rid th emselves of unw anted
said c aused or aggravated th eir of T ex as at A ustin disc overed memories."
Clinic . T h e results appear in sy mptoms. T h e most c ommon th rough neuroimaging. M emories are not static . T h ey are
M ay o Clinic Proc eedings. postures involved extreme exing or These findings, published in the dy namic c onstruc tions of th e brain
R esearc h ers at M ay o Clinic and ex tending of th e spine. R esearc h ers J ournal of N eurosc ienc e, suggest that regularly get updated, modified
elsew h ere h ave desc ribed injuries used patients' h ealth rec ords, medi- th at in order to forget an unw anted and reorganiz ed th rough ex perienc e.
from y oga. T h is study ex amines cal exams and imaging to confirm ex perienc e, more attention sh ould be T h e brain is c onstantly remember-
injuries in people w ith osteopo- and c ategoriz e th e injuries as soft foc used on it. T h is surprising result ing and forgetting information -- and
bilitation spec ialist and th e study ' s L ask ow sk i, M .D ., c o-c h air of M ay o ex tends prior researc h on intentional
rosis and osteopenia -- c ondi- tissue, joint or bone injuries. senior auth or. " B ut if y ou h ave os- Clinic S ports M edic ine, c alled on muc h of th is h appens automatic ally
Researchers identified 29 bony forgetting, w h ic h foc used on reduc - during sleep.
tions c h arac teriz ed by low bone teoporosis or osteopenia, y ou sh ould providers, patients and y oga teac h ers ing attention to th e unw anted infor-
injuries, inc luding degeneration modify th e postures to ac c ommodate to w ork togeth er to produc e an indi- W h en it c omes to intentional
density . of disk s, slippage of vertebrae and mation th rough redirec ting attention forgetting, prior studies foc used on
Osteoporosis is a disease in w h ic h y our c ondition. A s people age, th ey vidualiz ed ex erc ise presc ription th at aw ay from unw anted ex perienc es or
c ompression frac tures. T h e latter ap- can benefit by getting a review of c onsiders th e y oga student' s medic al loc ating " h otspots" of ac tivity in th e
bones bec ome th inner and more peared to be related to postures th at suppressing th e memory ' s retrieval. brain' s c ontrol struc tures, suc h as
porous from loss of mineral c ontent. th eir old ex erc ise regimens to pre- h istory to protec t against injury and " W e may w ant to disc ard memories
put ex tra pressure on th e vertebra vent unw anted c onseq uenc es." provide optimal benefit. th e prefrontal c ortex , and long-term
B one loss th at h as not reac h ed th e and disk s. th at trigger maladaptive responses, memory struc tures, suc h as th e h ip-
stage of an osteoporosis diagnosis is Patients w h o inc orporated rec - T h e a u th o r s n o ted stu d y l i m i ta ti o n s.
suc h as traumatic memories, so th at
oga has many benefits. It im- ommendations to modify th eir T h e p a ti en ts w er e seen i n a m u sc u l o - poc ampus. T h e latest study foc uses,
c alled osteopenia. proves balance, exibility, strength sk el eta l c l i n i c a t a ter ti a r y c a r e c en ter , w e c an respond to new ex perienc es instead, on th e sensory and perc ep-
R esearc h ers review ed th e h ealth re- movements reduc ed th eir pain and in more adaptive w ay s, " said J arrod
and is a good soc ial ac tivity , " say s improved th eir sy mptoms. which makes generalizations difficult. tual areas of the brain, specifically
c ords of 8 9 people -- mostly w omen M eh rsh eed S inak i, M .D ., a M ay o R esea r c h er s r ec ei v ed f o l l o w - u p r ep o r ts L ew is-Peac oc k , th e study ' s senior th e ventral temporal c ortex , and th e
-- referred to M ay o Clinic from 2 006 I n a separate c ommentary , Edw ard auth or and an assistant professor of
Clinic ph y sic al medic ine and reh a- o n 2 2 p a ti en ts, a s m o st l i v ed o u t o f sta te. patterns of ac tivity th ere th at c or-
M a ter i a l s p r o v i d ed b y M a y o C l i n i c . psy c h ology at UT A ustin. " D ec ades respond to memory representations
N o te: C o n ten t m a y b e ed i ted f o r sty l e
able. S ometh ing w e w ould mak e V ermont. A fter sc h ool, H anis began of researc h h as sh ow n th at w e h ave of c omplex visual stimuli.
a n d l en g th . th e ability to voluntarily forget
for our friends, not food c ritic s. S o to polish h is sk ills at th e A meric an ( C ont i nue d on page 8)
( C ont i nue d f r om page 1 1) w e sc rapped th e entire menu and S easons R estaurant in N antuc k et.

A decade later
brough t bac k a lot of th e original replac ed it w ith th e c urrent menu B ut h is love for S an D iego - and forgave h im for splash ing me w ith S o y es, I did survive R y an’ s 11th y ear
staff from Carnitas’ S nac k S h ac k . w h ic h tastes good, it’ s easy to eat w arm w eath er- brough t h im bac k to th e w ater balloons. I t seems lik e c elebration and all th e ones th at fol-
“ I t’ s great to w ork w ith every one and it’ s N orth Park . I c an serve it to th e W est Coast, w h ere h e w ork ed ( C ont i nue d f r om page 6) just y esterday and h e w as tw o and low ed. N ow h e’ s an EM T , study ing to be
again, ” said H anis. “ W e h ave suc h a oth er c h efs w ith pride, but also h ave at a number of notable restaurants now h e’ s 11 and I don’ t k now h ow a paramedic and firefighter. I’m happy
a beer w ith my friends around th e th rough out S an D iego as an Ex ec u- c ak e frosting out of h er h air, out and proud but just a bit w istful for th ose
great rapport th at righ t w h en I th ink of h er ears, and out from betw een th ose nine y ears w ent by so q uic k ly .
of someth ing I need, th e staff h as fire pit and eat something myself.” tive Ch ef and Ch ef de Cuisine. I n M y dad say s th e same th ing about
parties of long ago.
T h e Porc h etta S h ac k is c urrently 2 009 Ch ef H anis earned th e h onor- h er toes. N ever mind – sh e’ s th ree.
already tak en c are of it. I t really is M ic h elle w ent to bed a bit after th at, me. T ime and aging are very strange
lik e a h omec oming.” enjoy ing its soft opening W ednes- able aw ard of “ Ch ef of th e Y ear” and so unforgiving.
day th rough M onday w ith a G rand from th e California R estaurant A s- and I stay ed up bec ause I ’ m alw ay s
Ch ef S teph en G age, c h ef de c uisine, up and someone h ad to mak e sure
from Chef Hanis’ Pioneer BBQ Opening slated for late spring. soc iation. S h ortly after th at h e w as
# # # induc ted into th e S an D iego H ome/ the boys finally went to sleep.
restaurant in L a M esa h as also c on-
sulted on T h e Porc h etta S h ac k menu. B orn and raised in S an D iego, G arden’ s “ Ch ef’ s H all of Fame” . H e
H anis Cavin is k now n nationally for is c urrently th e ow ner and founder of W ell th ey did a little after 1: 3 0 am
“ W ork ing w ith S teph en is a joy . H e’ s - after I w ent in th e room th ree times
y oung, talented and h ard-w ork ing. h is c ulinary talents. Early on, H anis’ Pioneer in L a M esa and c o-founder
W e originally designed th is amaz - h ome ec onomic s told h im th at h e
h ad a talent th at sh ould not be w ast-
of N orth Park ’ s new est addition, T h e
Porc h etta S h ac k .
and th reatened th em w ith no more
birth day c ak e ever if th ey didn’ t turn Seniors, 60+: come enjoy a warm, nutri-
ingly refined and beautifully crafted
menu for T h e Porc h etta S h ac k , but ed. I nspired by h is teac h er’ s advic e, T h e Porc h etta S h ac k is loc ated at off th e T V , turn off th e ligh t, and turn
off th eir mouth s and G O T O S L EEP
tious lunch provided by Serving Seniors
w h en w e look ed at it w e dec ided
w e w anted it to be more approac h -
H anis attended th e N ew England
Culinary I nstitute in M ontpelier,
2 63 2 University A venue in th e N orth
Park neigh borh ood of S an D iego. B EFOR E I S EL L Y OU B OT H T O at St. Charles Nutrition Center. Lunch is
served Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30
State Treasurer · California A ssoc iation of S anita-
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p.m. Suggested donation $3.50, but any
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Diplomas are only symbols, education lasts a lifetime,
Briones tells graduates
by M erlina Hernando-M alipot, M anila and G rade 12 learners from sc h ools for every one.” H ow ever, sh e stressed tak ingly study ing y our lessons and
Bulletin | M ANILA, 3/ 30/ 2019 w ith D epEd-approved K to 12 transi- th at “ diplomas are only sy mbols, but th ose day s of putting y our k now l-
tion plan, or from sc h ools w ith per- educ ation lasts a lifetime.” edge at w ork to be a step c loser to
A s th e sc h ool y ear c omes to an mit to operate S enior H igh S c h ool S h e urged th ose w h o w ill graduate y our dreams, ” B riones added.
end, Educ ation S ec retary L eonor 2 014 , or from I nternational sc h ools and th ose w h o w ill c omplete th eir T h e graduation day is “ a c ommem-
B riones reminded public sc h ools w ith K to 12 program. G raduates are respec tive grade levels to ex ert ef- oration of y our ac h ievements, a time
th at graduation rites – as w ell as entitled to a h igh sc h ool diploma. fort in mak ing th emselves and th eir to antic ipate future opportunities,
moving up ex erc ises – th at mark M eanw h ile, th e moving up rites c ountry proud of th eir ac c omplish - and a season to embrac e and th ank

The Titanic Disaster a milestone in th e lives of learn-

ers “ sh ould be c onduc ted w ith out
w ill be for G rade 10 learners w h o
c ompleted J unior H igh S c h ool and
are entitled to a J unior H igh sc h ool
“ our mentors are confident that
people w h o h ave h elped y ou in one
way or the other to reach this finish
line, ” th e new ly minted educ ation
y ou w ill c ontinue living up to be-
By Z ena Sultana Babao h eard. One survivor desc ribed th e ex c essive spending, ex travagant Certificate. c ome c itiz ens of c h arac ter and lofty sec retary noted.
sound like that of a giant fingernail attire, or ex traordinary venue.” ideals, and w h ose c ritic al th ink ing “ W ith all th e k now ledge, sk ills,
T h e tragedy of th e T itanic on sc raping th e side of th e sh ip. W h at L I FET I M E and c ompetenc y w ill tak e th e c oun- and values y ou ac q uired, y ou h ave
th e evening of A pril 12 , 1912 h appened w as th at th e T itanic h ad try to path of global c ompetitiveness prepared y ourself for life-c h anging
c ollided w ith a giant ic eberg! “ T h e c losing c eremonies, or
h as passed from h istory into M oving Up, sh ould be simple I n h er message to th e graduates of and rec ognition, ” B riones, a Profes- endeavors and infinite possibilities.
legend. I t tells th e primal tale T h e mountain of ic e h ad c reated involving only th e learners, th e S c h ool Y ear (S Y ) 2 016-2 017 , B rio- sor Emerita of Public administration A s y ou journey th rough life, k eep
of man c h allenging nature and nes said if “ a man w ants an educ a- said. w ork ing h ard bec ause th is is just th e
a 3 00-foot gash , a mortal w ound parents, and th e sc h ool, ” B riones tion, h e c an learn all h e w ants.” B ut, “ W h en y ou reap th e fruits of y our beginning of many c h allenges as
losing. S upposedly unsink able, on th e side of th e sh ip. A nd to add said.
it w ent dow n on h er maiden “ if a man w ants to prove h imself, a h ard w ork and perseveranc e in th e w ell as future suc c esses, ” B riones
insult to injury, this magnificent diploma w ould be a tangible proof past y ears – all th ose nigh ts of pains- told th e graduates.
voy age. V olumes of book s and oating palace had only twenty G raduation ex penses, on th e
reels of films have recounted its lifeboats. N ot enough for th e 3 , 000 oth er h and sh ould be c h arged to th e
story , w ith th e bloc k buster 1997 passengers and c rew ! T h e builders S c h ool M aintenanc e and Operat-
movie “ T itanic ” th e most famous and the owners were so confident of ing Ex penses (M OOE) under its
th e sh ip’ s indestruc tibility th at th ey 2 017 budget. “ A ny D epEd person-
and profitable of all, especially c onsidered additional lifeboats un- nel sh ould not be allow ed to c ollec t
after garnering several A c ademy nec essary . any graduation fees or any k ind of
aw ards. c ontribution, h ow ever, th e Parents
S oon th e sh ip began to tilt. T h ere and T eac h ers A ssoc iation (PT A ) may
For ninety -seven y ears w e h ave w ere no bells, no siren, and no gen- give donations in c ash or in k ind, ”
been fasc inated w ith th e T itanic ’ s eral alarm to w arn th e passengers of B riones said.
history. The magnificent ship’s th eir impending doom. T h e stew ards “ M oreover, c ontribution for th e
tragic end affec ts us even today . simply k noc k ed from c abin to c abin, y earbook w ill be on voluntary basis
S c ores of fac ts, legends and my th s politely ask ing passengers to don only , ” th e former national treasurer
h ave surfac ed th rough th e y ears th eir life jac k ets and go up on dec k . of th e Estrada administration said.
attesting to our enduring fasc ination At first the passengers thought it T h is sc h ool y ear, D epEd announc ed
w ith th e “ sh ip of dreams” maiden w as all a jok e. T h ey responded w ith th at graduation c eremony w ill only
voy age th at immediately turned into amusement and disbelief. be for G rade 6 learners w h o c om-
a glaring c atastroph e. pleted elementary educ ation w h o are
M inutes tic k ed aw ay as th e w omen entitled to an elementary certificate
W h at is it th at fasc inates us about
Tsundoku: The
and th e c h ildren boarded th e few
th is doomed oc ean liner? I s it th e lifeboats. S ome w ives c h ose to
unth ink able tragedy and th e possibil- stay w ith th eir h usbands aboard th e
ity th at suc h tragedy c ould h ave been
avoided? Or is it th e sh eer arroganc e
sink ing sh ip. S ome men w ere luc k y
to get into th e lifeboats. A t pre- practice of buying
and unbelief of some people w h o
th ink th at th ey are better th an G od?
c isely 1: 3 0 a.m., tw o h ours and forty
minutes after th e sh ip c ollided w ith more books than
T h e T itanic
th e ic eberg, th e migh ty T itanic w ent
dow n into th e blac k ness of th e deep! you can read
Only 7 05 of th e 3 , 000 survived.
W h en th e T itanic embark ed on h er © Ux imetc pavel, TreeHugger.com
maiden voyage, the world was filled L ife is lik e th e T itanic
w ith h ope and aw e. T h e largest and T h e J apanese w ord desc ribes
most lux urious sh ip ever built, th e W h at h appened to th e sh ip c an also piling up book s to save for later
T itanic w as ow ned by th e W h ite S tar h appen in life – if w e don’ t h eed th e ... even if y ou' ll never ac tually
L ine and built by H arland & W olff signs of danger! I n some w ay s, our read th em.
in B elfast, I reland. A ll w h o c ould life, and soc iety in general, is lik e th e
afford th e trip, and even th ose w h o T itanic : tec h nologic ally advanc ed, " Even w h en reading is impossible,
barely c ould, w anted to tak e part in opulent and arrogant. th e presenc e of book s ac q uired pro-
its h istory -mak ing maiden voy age duc es suc h an ec stasy th at th e buy -
from Europe to A meric a. S o advanc ed, th at w e h ave at our ing of more book s th an one c an read
fingertips nuclear and biological is noth ing less th an th e soul reac h ing
W h at c augh t every one’ s attention w eapons of destruc tion th at c ould towards infinity. A. Edward New-
w as th e c ommon belief th at th e effec tively w ipe out c iviliz ation in ton, auth or, publish er, and c ollec tor
T itanic w as unsink able, bec ause th e blink of an ey e. S o opulent, th at of 10, 000 book s.
its ow ners and builders billed it as w e revel on w h at w e h ave, rath er A re y ou one of us? A master of
suc h . H er c onstruc tion w as reputed th an w h at w e are. A nd so arrogant, tsundok u? M ine tak es th e sh ape of
to h ave been th e best of th e best. I n th at w e th ink w e c an get aw ay w ith th e aspirational stac k by my bedside
fac t, w h en one of th e c rew members almost any despic able ac t w ith out table – bec ause I am going to read
w as ask ed at th e start of th e voy age fac ing th e c onseq uenc es. every nigh t before bed, of c ourse,
if th e T itanic w as truly unsink able, and upon w ak ing on th e w eek ends.
th e c rew man replied, “ G od h imself I n effec t, w e are proc laiming to th e H ah ah a. M y tsundok u also tak es
c ould not sink th is sh ip! ” w orld th at: “ G od h imself c ould not sh ape in c ook book s ... even th ough I
sink th is sh ip! ” rarely c ook from rec ipes. A nd I th ink
T h e T itanic h ad every th ing going I most fervently prac tic e tsundok u
for h er. T h e sh ip’ s c aptain, Edw ard H istory w ill tell us th at no soc iety w h en I buy th ree or four novels to
J . S mith , w as said to be one of th e or nation is unsink able! W h en a pile in my suitcase for a five-day
most ex perienc ed and respec ted men soc iety or a nation is so embroiled vac ation. S ometimes not even one
at sea. T h e T itanic w as eq uipped in evil and immorality , arroganc e sees its spine c rac k ed.
w ith th e most advanc ed tec h nologi- and unbelief – tragedy is not far off. T h ank h eavens th e J apanese h ave
c al features of h er day . M oney w as T h is generation – w ith its pow er and a w ord to desc ribe people lik e us:
not spared to give it opulenc e! I n its tec h nology , its opulenc e and im- tsundok u. D ok u c omes from a verb
fact, she was so magnificent it was morality , its law lessness and its pride th at c an be used for " reading, " w h ile
like a oating palace. The Liner’s – is now going th e w ay of th e T i- tsun " to pile up." T h e ol' piling up of
M anaging D irec tor made it a point to tanic . Unless w e c h ange our c ourse! reading th ings.
join h er on h er maiden voy age, and Unless w e adh ere to th e moral and " T h e ph rase ' tsundok u sensei' ap-
so did some of th e w ealth iest people natural law s of our G od! pears in tex t from 18 7 9 ac c ording
of th e W estern w orld. to th e w riter M ori S enz o, " Profes-
T h ere is a S upreme B eing th at sor A ndrew G erstle, a teac h er of
A lso on board w ere some poor governs us all. B ut sad to say , w e do pre-modern J apanese tex ts at th e
Europeans w h o w anted to c ome to not listen. W e turn deaf ears to th e University of L ondon, ex plains to
A meric a to build a new life. B ut it signs of impending doom – and lik e B B C. " W h ic h is lik ely to be satiri-
w as not to be. T h ings ex pec ted h ave th e T itanic – w e rush h eadlong into c al, about a teac h er w h o h as lots of
a w ay of turning w rong! disaster! book s but doesn' t read th em." Even
so, say s G erstle, th e term is not c ur-
W h at w ent w rong? L ook around y ou. I t is h appening rently used in a moc k ing w ay .
now ! T om G erk en points out at B B C th at
A series of errors and omissions English may in fac t seem to h ave
c ompounded to c reate a gigan- S eeing th at all th ings w ill c ome to a similar w ord in " bibliomania, "
tic c atastroph e! T h e migh ty sh ip pass, and th ey w ill, th e q uestions w e but th ere are ac tually differenc es.
ignored inc reasing signs of danger sh ould ask ourselves are th ese: A re " W h ile th e tw o w ords may h ave
as it speeded th rough th e nigh t to h er w e going to h eed th e w arning signals similar meanings, th ere is one k ey
rendez vous w ith disaster. and adjust our c ourse? A re w e going differenc e, " h e w rites. " B ibliomania
to listen to th e voic e of reason and desc ribes th e intention to c reate a
Early in th e afternoon of th at A pril do th e righ t th ing? Or are w e going book c ollec tion, tsundok u desc ribes
day , radio messages about ic eberg to let our arroganc e and unbelief sink th e intention to read book s and th eir
oating in the area were received us into oblivion? eventual, ac c idental c ollec tion."
from oth er sh ips. B ut th e sh ip’ s c ap-
tain saw no need to slow dow n. A t M mm h mm, guilty as c h arged.
10: 00 in th e evening, anoth er sh ip,
th e Californian, frantic ally w arned I t' s interesting to c onsider th e future
th e T itanic of more ic ebergs. B ut th e of book s righ t now – and th e poten-
radio operators, busy sending w ires tial fate of w ords lik e tsundok u. W e
from th e ric h and famous aboard to h ave dedic ated e-readers and ph ones
th eir friends on land, sh arply told th e and tablets th at c ould easily spell
Californian not to interrupt. doom for th e printed page. W e h ave
tiny h ouses and a major minimalism
T h en at 10: 4 0 p.m. tragedy struc k ! movement, both of w h ic h w ould
A faint sh udder w as felt aboard
( C ont i nue d on page 8)
th e sh ip and a strange sound w as
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w anted to h ear. H e did not ex pec t it
to be th at easy to c onvinc e h er to do
w h at h e w ish ed.
I t w as too late for Eva M arie to

tak e bac k h er w ord. S h e h ad said th e
same th ing to h erself on h er w ay to
Charlie’s office when she felt she
failed th e test. I t w as w h at sh e h ad
promised G od, remember, th at sh e
w ould c ommit a sin so long as H e
made h er a movie star. C h a p ter 3 1 o f " P r o m i sed n g m g a k a sa m a h a n g k o n g P i l i p i n a marry him. At first he thought that
L a n d " b y S i m eo n G . S i l v er i o , J r . sa tr a b a h o , p u w ed e k o d a w d a l h i n w as good enough for h im. B ut h er
“ A ny th ing, ” sh e said softly as sh e
d i y a n a t g a w i n g a r ti sta ( M y F i l i p i n a h urtful statement “ sh e w ould not
cast her eyes on the oor. They both
Destiny: Decision T h e letter w as tuc k ed innoc ently in c o - w o r k er s sa i d I c a n ta k e h er to th e marry h im even if h e w as th e last
k new it meant sh e w as w illing to
D itas’ h andbag. R omy w as look - P h i l i p p i n es to b ec o m e a m o v i e sta r ) . man on earth ” k ept ringing in h is
sleep w ith Ch arlie to get th e job. S h e
ing for coins to be used in his office A n d y o u k n o w w h a t? K a p a n g a l a n p a ears despite h er being a good w ife,
( C ont i nue d f r om page 1) c ould h ardly say th e w ord and look
h ad one c h anc e to mak e someth ing vending mac h ines and peek ed into si y a n g T a ta y ( S h e i s f a th er ’ s n a m e- one w h o let h im tak e c ertain liberties
Ch arlie in th e ey es, y et sh e meant it.
“ L isten, ” Ch arlie announc ed to of h er life, and sh e blew it! th e bag. D itas w as tak ing a sh ow er at sa k e) . T h a t i s w h y I si n c er el y b el i ev e w ith w h enever h e pleased. A nd y et,
S h e w as desperate. S h e didn’ t w ant
get th e attention of th e people in “ G od, please mak e me pass th is th at time, preparing for w ork . sh e’ s a g i f t f r o m h ea v en , g i v en to th is h as not been good enough . H e
to blow th e opportunity .
th e room. “ L et’ s go to w ork .” sc reen test, ” sh e pray ed as sh e fol- I t w as unsealed, addressed to D itas’ u s th r o u g h T a ta y ’ s i n ter c essi o n . W e c ould not erase in h is mind th e belief
“ A s I said, th ere are many girls I
Eva M arie w as told to stand in th e lowed Charlie Buendia to his office. moth er in th e Ph ilippines and ready k n o w b ec a u se o f h i s a i l m en t, R o m y sh e married h im not out of love but
c an give th is opportunity . B ut I am
c enter, w ith th e blinding k lieg ligh ts “ I ’ ll do any th ing just to bec ome to be mailed w ith postage. D isre- c a n ’tg iv em ea c h ild . nec essity . T h is w as despite th e fac t
w illing to give y ou a c h anc e bec ause
foc used on h er. A gay man, w h o a movie star. I ’ ll even sleep w ith spec ting h is w ife’ s privac y , R omy T a k e c a r e a n d sta y h ea l th y . M a y sh e lived up to h er marital vow s of
I felt I h ave a soft spot for y ou. Y ou
seemed to be an assistant direc tor, Ch arlie.” took out th e letter and read it. a w a a n g D iy o sn a b a la n g a r a w being a loy al w ife, one w h o w ould
reminded me of my girlfriend w h en
instruc ted h er to follow a sh ort sc ript S h e w as so desperate sh e did not I n it, D itas w rote: m a g k a k a sa m a u l i ta y o ( G o d w i l l attend to all h is needs as long as sh e
I w as y oung. S h e died in an ac c ident
as sh e w as told to ac t w ith different realiz e sh e w as promising G od sh e h a v e p i ty a n d p r etty so o n , w e w i l l b e lived, one w h o promised to remain
and I c ould not forget h er. S h e w as
emotions. Eva M arie didn’ t k now w ould c ommit a sin so long as H e “ D ea r N a n a y , to g eth er a g a i n ) . h is partner for life.
also pretty but unsure of h erself. S h e
w h at sh e w as doing. S h e w as so granted h er w ish ! H o w a r e y o u d o i n g ? H a v e y o u b een I lo v ey o u ,N a n a y . W h at added to h is resentment,
look ed innoc ent and pure, lik e an
c onfused sh e c ould h ardly follow A s soon as th ey entered Ch arlie’ s ta k i n g y o u r m ed i c i n e a n d g o i n g to alth ough it w as not D itas’ fault, w as
angel. J ust lik e y ou.”
th e instruc tions. S h e w as ask ed to office, he motioned to her to sit on a y o u r d o c to r ’ s a p p o i n tm en ts? D o n ’ t D i ta s h is inability to h ave a c h ild due to
Eva M arie didn’ t k now if Ch arlie
look at different direc tions as beads c ouc h . H is assistant did not follow w o r r y a b o u tM a r io a n d L u c io .M y h is liaisons w ith prostitutes in T ijua-
w as ly ing, but someh ow it gave
of perspiration were owing from th em; th ey w ere alone in th e room. b r o th er s a r e o l d en o u g h to l i v e th ei r R omy q uietly put bac k th e letter na. T h is feeling of inadeq uac y and
justification to her decision to do
h er fac e due to th e intensity of th e “ S o th is is th e ignony mous ‘ c asting o w n l i f e a n d seek th ei r o w n f u tu r e. inside th e envelope and plac ed it in h is perc eived lac k of love from h is
“ any th ing” for h er to get th e job.
h ot k lieg ligh ts. A fter w h at seemed c ouc h ’ ” sh e told h erself. I a m g l a d th ey h a v e b een a c c ep ted D itas’ bag. A ll day , h e w as besieged w ife h ad made h im very insec ure,
“ W ould y ou be w illing to be my
to be an eternity , Ch arlie sh outed “ H ow did y ou th ink y ou did? ” to w o r k a s m er c h a n t m a r i n es. T h a t by guilt for h is maltreatment of h is prompting h im to be belligerent.
girlfriend so I c ould train y ou prop-
from amongst th e c row d of people in Ch arlie ask ed h er. w o u l d m ea n b etter p a y f o r th em a n d w ife. H e did not ex pec t D itas to I nstead of sh ow ering h is w ife w ith
erly ? ”
front of h er. S h e c ould only see th eir Eva M arie sq uirmed. a b etter l i f e, a l th o u g h I u n d er sta n d lie and mak e h im look good to h er love, h e maltreated h er so sh e c ould
Eva M arie did not respond. S h e w as
sh adow s as th e ligh ts w ere foc used “ N ot w ell, ” sh e admitted. I t w as y o u r w o r r y b ec a u se th ey w o u l d b e moth er. S h e even c laimed h e h ad feel th e pain in h is h eart. I n spite of
surprised h e w as direc t to th e point.
on h er. too late to tak e bac k th e w ords. S h e w o r k i n g o u tsi d e th e c o u n tr y a n d f a r brough t h er to D isney land and Uni- th is, h ow ever, D itas h ad remained
W h en sh e remained q uiet, Ch arlie
“ Ok ay , th at’ s enough .” remembered h er friend telling h er a w a y f r o m y o u . I w i l l m a k e su r e y o u versal S tudios w h en in fac t h e h asn’ t a faithful and sacrificing wife. And
B uendia follow ed up h is proposal
Eva M arie w as relieved but c rest- not to put h erself to a disadvantage w o n ’ t b e a l o n e a n d so m eb o d y w i l l tak en h er any w h ere sinc e sh e landed now , sh e w as even c overing up for
w ith a promise: “ I c an mak e y ou a
fallen. S h e w as sure sh e did not do during a negotiation. A dmitting sh e ta k e c a r e o f y o u . I w i l l h i r e a p r i v a te in A meric a. I n c ontrast, it w as h er h is fault by ly ing to h er ow n moth er
major movie star in six month s.”
w ell, c onvinc ed sh e h ad made a fool did poorly w as prec isely just th at. n u r se a n d a m a i d to h el p a n d a c - c ousin I sabel w h ose h usband A lbert and telling h er h e h ad been a good
T h ey w ere th e magic w ords Eva
of h erself. She should have exuded confidence, c o m p a n y y o u .G o d w illin g ,I m a y b e w ould tak e every w h ere. M eanw h ile, and loving h usband all along. M ore-
M arie w anted to h ear. S h e meek ly
“Let’s go back to my office,” Char- over-confidence, so she could have a b l e to v i si t y o u so o n . J u st ta k e c a r e th e maltreatment D itas h ad been re- over, th e fac t sh e w illingly took in
responded: “ Y es.” - A J
lie told h er. th e upper h and in th e negotiating o f y o u r sel f a n d sta y h ea l th y . c eiving from h im and h is parents h ad and loved h is ow n daugh ter as h er
( T o b e c o n ti n u ed )
“ H e did not even c ompliment me. table. E d i to r ’ s n o te: T o r ea d th e p r ev i o u s D o n ’ t b el i ev e th e tsi sm i s ( r u m o r ) been c ontinuous sinc e day one. ow n made R omy feel so guilty and
I ’ m sure h e’ ll let me go, ” th e th ough t “ I ’ m glad y ou th ink so; th us, I c h a p ter s o f th i s sto r y , v i si t th e A si a n o f o u r b a l i k b a y a n ( r etu r n ee f r o m H e remembered th e time w h en h e ash amed of h is beh avior.
c ame to Eva M arie’ s mind. S h e felt won’t have difficulty explaining to J o u r n a l ’ s w eb si te a t w w w .a si a n j o u r n a l u - a b r o a d ) to w n m a te th a t R o m y a n d h i s w as grow ing up. D itas, h is neigh bor, “ S ana anak mo siy a, para mabuo
angry at h erself for w asting suc h a y ou w h y w e c annot mak e y ou a big sa .c o m . H i g h l i g h t “ B o o k s a n d P o etr y ” . p a r en ts a r e m i str ea ti n g m e. I t i s f a r h ad been th e objec t of h is affec tion na ang pamily a natin (I h ope sh e’ s
golden opportunity . S h e remembered movie star, ” Ch arlie said. I t w as P u ll d o w n a n d c lic k “ A S IA N J O U R N A L f r o m th e tr u th . T h ey l o v e m e so m u c h sinc e h igh sc h ool. B ut sh e w ould y our daugh ter so w e c an c omplete
w anting to bec ome a movie star for w h at Eva M arie ex pec ted to h ear. I t B O O K S F O R S A L E a n d h a v e b een ta k i n g c a r e o f m e. I n h ave noth ing to do w ith h im. H e h ad our family ), ” R omy c ould remember
y ears. H er ambition to mak e it big felt lik e a bomb w as dropped on h er. f a c t, d u r i n g m y l a st b i r th d a y , R o m y no ambition th en and w as alw ay s D itas telling h im after th ey left th e
so sh e and h er moth er c ould esc ape “ B ut y ou h ave great potential. Y ou b r o u g h t m e to L o s A n g el es to v i si t h anging out w ith friends. W h en Social Welfare Office.
th eir q uagmire of poverty . S h e h ad are beautiful and ph otogenic in all D i sn ey l a n d , U n i v er sa l S tu d i o s, a n d D itas said sh e w ouldn’ t even marry A ll along, h e th ough t D itas w ould
long given up on finding her Ameri- angles.” h e sh o w ed m e a r o u n d to w n . H e i s a h im if h e w ere th e last man on earth , eventually resent h is abuses and give
c an fath er to migrate to th e United “ B ut I c ould learn. I just need more p er f ec t h u sb a n d a n d I c o u l d n o t a sk h e h ad been h urt and left tow n. H e up on th e marriage. H er letter proved
S tates and esc ape h er destitute life. training and ex perienc e.” Eva M arie f o r m o r e. eventually joined th e U.S . N avy , and to h im sh e w as in th e marriage for
S h e h ad foc used on bec oming a w as desperate. I h a v e m o r e g o o d n ew s. Y o u a r e w h en h e returned, h e found D itas th e long h aul, till death do th em part,
movie star instead and tak e advan- “ W e h ave h undreds lik e y ou w e n o w a g r a n d m o th er . R o m y f o u n d h i s in a dire predic ament. S h e needed as th ey pledged in th eir marital vow .
tage of h er mestiz a look s sh e h ad c ould train and spend our time on.” five-year old child named “Mikaela” money to tak e c are of h er sic k
inh erited from h er Cauc asian fath er, “ B ut I ’ m w illing to do any th ing! ” a n d w e h a v e a d o p ted h er a s o u r moth er, and th rough th e prodding A S US UA L , R OM Y W EN T OUT
w ith h er brow n h air, w h ite milk y “ A ny th ing? ” Ch arlie’ s fac e ligh t- o w n . S h e i s v er y b ea u ti f u l . S a b i n g a of h er relatives, sh e w as forc ed to D R I N K I N G w ith h is friends th at
sk in, sh arp nose and pretty ey es. S h e ened up. I t w as th e k ey w ord h e evening. I t w as a Friday nigh t and
th ey planned to bar h op and h ope-

around and h e’ s now 11 (w ill any - And then the party was finally over fully pic k up some girls. B ut h e
and y es, I survived it. B ut barely . felt uneasy and unc omfortable. H is
th ing ever h elp th e perfec t storm th ough t w as not w ith th e pretty w h ite
of migraine c lusters c aused by it H onestly , th at party w as simply lik e
every th ing else in life – fun and en- S imm, w oman try ing to engage h im in a
all? Probably not). c onversation, but rath er w ith D itas
joyable when it happens but difficult
to do and a h ec k of a mess to c lean I read my th e c urrent c opy of th e and how she had sacrificed so much
B e f ore t h e p art y A J th is afternoon. I read th e artic le for h im and h is parents. A nd th ere h e
up afterw ard. H ere’ s a q uestion:
W h at do y ou suppose it is about a about th e Ch inese buy ing up most of w as, enjoy ing h imself and unmindful
K ids, k ids, and more k ids for a th e new c ondo projec ts in th e Ph ilip- of h is responsibilities as a h usband –
pirate-th emed party (and darling c h ain-link fenc e th at mak es little
boy s w ant to th row oranges at it to pines. I s th is a major fac tor for y ou and now fath er. W h at w as h e doing
w ife M ic h elle w ouldn’ t let me mak e no longer advertising ne c ondo units th ere? H e h ad a life, a family : w h y
a real plank for th em to w alk – just see h ow many eith er a) stic k in th e
h oles or b) sh red as th ey go th rough ? in th e Ph ilippines for about th e last w as h e talk ing to th is drunk w oman
a pretend plank four inc h es off th e y ear in th e A J ? w h o k ept slurring w ords and laugh -
ground. B ig w oo).M ic h elle made ing at random moments. A t around
th e usual Costc o party run to get not t h e b alloons!
I presume th e Filipino builders eleven in th e evening, h e c ould not

A decade later
stuff and w h en I w ent in th e garage w ould not h ave to put a lot of money ignore h is guilty feeling any more.
th e nex t morning I notic ed th at th e I ’ m sure th at M ic h elle th ough t th at
a w ater balloon toss on a h ot sum- into advertising to th e Ch inese and H e push ed th e drunk girl aw ay and
c artons of ic e c ream h adn’ t q uite told h is friends h e w ould go h ome.
1 0 y ea r s? S er i o u sl y ? made it to th e freez er. K now w h at mer’ s eve w as a good idea but sh e
didn’ t seem to th ink th e entire th ing
middle c lass Ch inese are not as tigh t
w ith th eir money as many /most “ W h y ? I t’ s still early . I th ough t w e
T h is c olumn appeared over 10 sw arm of little munc h k ins run- th e h andiest th ing about a spouse is? Filipino-A meric ans. T h e Ch inese w ould drink and h ave fun until th e
T h ere’ s alw ay s someone available th rough . I t really isn’ t too smart to
y ears ago. A dec ade of a k id go- ning around th e plac e w anting give a bunc h of k ids w h o are speed- buy ers migh t also feel better about sun c omes up, ” h is partner-in-c rime
to blame. S h e th ink s I left th e ic e renting th em out as th ey do in ask ed
ing to sc h ool, h aving parties, tak - h amburgers, h ot dogs, c ak e, ic e c ream out and I th ink sh e did. H ey , ing th ough life on a sugar h igh th e
lik es of w h ic h generally isn’ t seen A meric a, in plac es suc h as California “ I don’ t feel w ell, ” h e ex c used
ing trips, w ork ing, and so muc h c ream, games, and more. A ll for it w ork s. A nd it w as h er; I don’ t c are h imself.
more. Y ep h e’ ll soon be 2 2 and I th e entranc e fee of some plastic ex c ept during H allow een, a bunc h and L as V egas. M any of th em h ave
w h at sh e say s. already purc h ased c ondos in Ch ina H e w ent straigh t h ome and found
of w ater balloons. T rust me – th e
th ough t it migh t be fun to torture toy th at a sw eat sh op manufac - k ids w ill not th row th em only w h ere th at w ill probably never inc rease in th eir apartment dark . Every one h ad
h im w ith th is little piec e one last tured, and toy stores sell for ab- A ny w ay , I got th at h uge stic k y , value as th ere are so many of th em. retired to bed.
gooey , ugly mess c leaned up early y ou w ant th em th row n. T h e k ids
time. S o h ere goes: surd amounts of money . R y an’ s not only got nailed, but th e mom’ s W h ile my w ife and h er moth er pur- H e q uietly opened th eir room and
A few day s ago, th ere w as a birth day h ad onc e again rolled and th en w ent on to th e plank , th e c h ased a c ondo in Ch ina a few y ears in th e dark saw th e sh adow s of h is
w ater balloons, and th e run to B loc k - got mailed, th e h ouse got nailed, th e
dog got nailed and I even got nailed ago, it sits empty ex c ept for th e 5 or w ife and daugh ter sleeping on th e
buster for th e Pirates of th e Carib- six w eek s y earls sh e uses it as a base oor. He removed his shoes and
bean movies. T h ose are for R y an onc e. I t only h appened onc e bec ause
I th reatened to get even and th at w h ile sh e visits th e rest of th e c oun- street c loth es and instead of going to
and h is neigh borh ood friends w h o try . S h e and most Ch inese w ould bed, h e got h is pillow and plac ed it
are spending th e nigh t to w atc h . seemed to w ork – th ey pretty muc h
stay ed c lear of me. B ut any th ing and never rent th eir c ondos out, as most beside D itas w h o w as ly ing side-
T h en I got to (h ad to) prepare th e Ch inese renters do more damage to w ay s, c uddling w ith h is daugh ter.
barbeq ue for th e c h ic k en, burgers every th ing else w as fair game.
th e rental th en th e ow ners w ill ever H e laid dow n beside h er and put
and h otdogs. I do lik e th e barbeq ue c ollec t in rent and not muc h th ey c an h is arm around h er w aist. D itas w as
part – th ere’ s noth ing lik e stand- D o y ourself a favor th e nex t time
y ou’ re planning a party – leave th e do to mak e th e renters ac c ountable aw ak ened as sh e felt h is arm and h is
ing over ames as meat cooks, and for damages. breath beh ind h er ears.
smok es, to mak e y ou feel at one w ater balloons at th e store. Y ou w ill
be h appier, th e oth er parents w ill be “ I love y ou, ” h e w h ispered to h er.
w ith th e universe. M ust be th e inner I f th e Ch inese nationals purc h ase a “ I love y ou very muc h .”
c ave-dw eller c oming out. Of c ourse h appier, y our h ome w ill be drier and
believe me, th e dog w ill be eternally h undred th ousand c ondos or more, D itas w as surprised. S h e th ough t
th ere w ere th e oth er assorted party won t this help in Chinese gain in u- sh e w as dreaming. R omy h ad not
Writers: Msgr. Fernando Gutierrez, Virginia Ferrer, Zena Sultana-Babao, Dig- th ings th at someone, somew h ere grateful.
enc e over Ph ilippino N ational, if not uttered th ose w ords sinc e th ey got
gong Divinagracia-Araneta, Ofelia Dirige PhD, Marjon L. Saulon, Contributors: dec ided needed to be done and married. H e h ad never been th at in-
Ernie Delfin, Dr. Ed Gamboa, MD, Atty. Rogelio Karagdag Jr., Bill Labestre CPA F inally ! just regional politic s.
sinc e th en every mom in th e US h as timate w ith h er. Even w h en h e made
dec ided w as th e baseline for k ids R ic h ard love w ith h er, h e seemed distant
birth day parties. A nd no, I don’ t But the party finally wound down
around 7 : 3 0ish and w e w ere left and aloof, sometimes belligerent,
k now w h y . c ertainly never c aring. S h e didn’ t say
w ith an impossibly messy h ouse,
our daugh ter nearly c omatose from a w ord.
W h en did k id’ s parties start getting “ I ’ m so sorry . I ’ m sorry for w h at I
so elaborate? I s it w h at th e k ids ex h austion and R y an and a friend
w h o w as spending th e nigh t c amped h ave done to y ou. I sw ear I ’ ll mak e
w ant? I s it w h at th e parents use to up for my bad beh avior, ” R omy
sh ow th e oth er parents w h at good out in th e play room play ing a video
game. I ’ m not sure w h ic h sound is c ontinued.
parents w e are? W h at’ s going on D itas c ould not believe w h at sh e
h ere and h ow do w e stop th e mad- w eirder: th e noise from th e game or
th e ones boy s mak e as th ey play it. h eard. H e must be drunk , sh e told
ness? (W ell of c ourse it’ s a rh etoric al h erself as sh e c ould smell beer in h is
q uestion! ) breath .
Our daughter finally got to sleep
about 8 : 3 0 after w e sh ow ered th e “ W ill y ou forgive me? ” R omy
And af t e r t h e p art y ( C ont i nue d on page 8)
( C ont i nue d on page 4)
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“Disrupt 3.0 Filipina Women: Rising” concludes

National Women’s Month Celebration in DC
( C ont i nue d f r om page 2)
h eld at th e Ph ilippine Embassy
Ch anc ery A nnex on 2 8 M arc h
2 019.

Organiz ed in c ollaboration w ith

th e Filipina W omen’ s N etw ork
(FW N ), th e book launc h c apped
th e Ph ilippine Embassy ’ s c elebra-
tion of N ational W omen’ s M onth
th is M arc h .
“ W omen’ s empow erment and
gender eq uality are not ex c lusively
w omen’ s issues. T h ey c onc ern every
one of us. T h ey speak of balanc e, not
only for th e betterment of w oman-
k ind, but for th e advanc ement of F W N C E O a n d F o u n d er M a r i l y M o n d ej a r ta l k s a b o u t th e F i l i p i n a W o m en ’ s N et-
entire c ommunities and ec onomies, ” w o r k d u r i n g th e b o o k l a u n c h o f “ D i sr u p t 3 .0 F i l i p i n a W o m en : R i si n g ” a t th e P h i l i p -
A mbassador J ose M anuel G . R o- p i n e E m b a ssy o n 2 8 M a r c h 2 0 1 9 .
mualdez said in h is opening remark s.

T h e A mbassador furth er added “ th at

men sh ould do more to h elp c reate
an environment th at enc ourages, ac -
c epts, and c elebrates not only w om-
en’ s partic ipation in dec ision- and
polic y -mak ing, but more importantly ,
in mak ing sure th at all of us – men
and w omen togeth er – are partners in
building our c ommunities, grow ing
our livelih ood, and c reating a sh ared

M s. M arily M ondejar, CEO and

Founder of Filipina W omen’ s N et-
w ork in h er remark s sh ared FW N ’ s
mission and goals of h arnessing Fili-
pina women’s in uence, knowledge, A m b a ssa d o r J o se M a n u el G . R o m u a l d ez r ec ei v es c o p i es o f th e D I S R U P T b o o k
and ac c ess w h eth er in government, ser i es f r o m F W N C E O a n d F o u n d er M a r i l y M o n d ej a r a n d F W N P r esi d en t S u si e Q u e-
c orporate, educ ational institutions, sa d a a f ter h e d el i v er ed o p en i n g r em a r k s a t th e b o o k l a u n c h o f D i sr u p t 3 .0 a t th e P h i l -
and c ommunity organiz ations w orld- i p p i n e E m b a ssy o n 2 8 M a rch 2 0 1 9 .
w ide, w h ile FW N President S usie
Quesada underscored the importance
of telling and sh aring th e stories
of Filipina leadersh ip, vic tories,
purpose, and pow er th rough th e
D I S R UPT book series.

A spec ial guest speak er, M s. J ose-

ph ine S antiago-B ond, Ch ief of th e
A dvanc ed Engineering D evelopment
B ranc h of th e N ational A eronautic s
and S pac e A dministration (N A S A ),
talk ed about w ork ing h ard and em-
bracing opportunities, finding lasting
c onnec tions, and being proac tive in
y our c h osen c areer.
“ Y ou h ave to really believe th at y ou

S p ec i a l g u est sp ea k er M s. J o sep h i n e S a n ti a g o - B o n d sh a r es h er i n sp i r a ti o n a l sto r y

to th e g u ests o f th e D i sr u p t 3 .0 b o o k l a u n c h .

bring value from y our uniq ueness M ic h elle Oc ampo w h o read an ex c erpt
and tak e ac tion, ” M s. S antiago-B ond from h er ow n story “ T h e D y namic s of
said. Defining Success and Failure.”

T h e program also inc luded book read- M s. G loria T . Caoile and M s. B ambi
ings from D I S R UPT auth ors and guest L oric a served as th e moderators of th e
readers. T h ey are M s. J ennifer T abones program. M s. L oric a and c ommunity
w h o read an ex c erpt from “ Five D ollars stalw art M s. M itz i Pic k ard led and c oor-
in M y Poc k et” by Filipina D I S R UPT er dinated th e efforts to ensure th e event’ s
A na B el M ay o; M s. J enny S ic at-Crabbe suc c ess.
w h o read an ex c erpt from “ L eading for D I S R UPT 3 .0 is th e th ird installment
S ustainable S olar Pow ered H ousing of th e book series on Filipina leadersh ip,
Community ” by Filipina D I S R UPT er follow ing D isrupt 2 .0: Filipina W omen
Emma I mperial; M r. J ustin Fitz sim- D aring T o L eadand D isrupt: Proud,
mons w h o read an ex c erpt from “ From L oud, L eading w ith out a D oubt.
th e B oondoc k s T o T h e B oardroom” by T h e D I S R UPT book series is available
h is moth er, Filipina D I S R UPT er S onia on A maz on.— S o u r c e: P h i l i p p i n eE m b a s-
D elen; and Filipina D I S R UPT er J oanne sy - u sa .o r g

Five Ways to be Happy

1. Free y our h eart from h atred. 4 . Ex pec t less.

2 .Free y our mind from w orries. 5 . H ave a deep relationsh ip w ith

G od.
3 . L ive simply .

Funny sayings (from Pun.me)

D on' t w orry if plan A fails, th ere are k now w h en y ou' re done.
2 5 more letters in th e alph abet. I f y ou’ re not supposed to eat at
If I m not back in five minutes, just nigh t, w h y is th ere a ligh t bulb in th e
w ait longer... refrigerator?
A bank is a plac e th at w ill lend y ou D on’ t drink w h ile driving – y ou
money , if y ou c an prove th at y ou migh t spill th e beer.
don’ t need it. I th ink th e w orst time to h ave a
A balanc ed diet means a c upc ak e in h eart attac k is during a game of
eac h h and. c h arades
D oing noth ing is h ard, y ou never
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Spiritual Life
Worried about a friend or family A Powerful Prayer Weapon
member? Try the Green Scapular Me d it at ion:
T h e G r een S c a p u l a r i s o f ten also ex perienc ed mirac ulous visions.
u sed to a sk G o d f o r a p h y si c a l I n 18 4 0 S ister J ustine B isq uey buru W h en I h ad said th e pray er, in my soul I h eard th ese w ords: Th is
h ea l i n g o r sp i r i tu a l c o n v er si o n . rec eived a vision of th e B lessed p ray e r w ill se rv e t o ap p e ase My w rat h . Y ou w ill re c it e it f or nine
M oth er, w h o gave to h er th e G reen d ay s, on t h e b e ad s of t h e rosary , in t h e f ollow ing m anne r: F irst of
Philip K osloski, Aleteia.org S c apular of th e I mmac ulate H eart of all, y ou w ill say one oU r F ATH er and H Ail MArY and t h e i
W e all k now of someone in our M ary . I t w as approved by Pope Pius B elieV e in G od. Th e n on t h e oU r F ATH er b e ad s y ou w ill
I X in 18 7 0 and h as been a popular say t h e f ollow ing w ord s: “ et e rnal F at h e r, i of f e r Y ou t h e B od y and
lives w h o is in need of h ealing. sac ramental ever sinc e.
T h ey migh t need a ph y sic al h eal- B lood , soul and div init y of Y our d e arly b e lov e d son, our lord Je -
A p r i l 7 ,, 2 0 1 9 , 5 th S u n d a y o f L en t sus C h rist , in at one m e nt f or our sins and t h ose of t h e w h ole w orld . ”
Lent, Sin no more
ing, or a spiritual one. W h atever T h e G reen S c apular is a simple on t h e H Ail MArY b e ad s y ou w ill say t h e f ollow ing w ord s: “ F or
th e c ase migh t be, w e c an rest green c loth th at h as th e image of t h e sak e of H is sorrow f ul passion h av e m e rc y on us and on t h e
assured th at G od desires th eir full th e V irgin M ary on it, w ith a pray er w h ole w orld . ” in c onc lusion, t h re e t im e s y ou w ill re c it e t h e se
Joke of the week: On the final night guilty . restoration. on it th at say s, “ I mmac ulate H eart w ord s: “ H oly G od , H oly Mig h t y one , H oly im m ort al one , h av e
of th e L enten mission, at th e end of of M ary , pray for us now and at th e m e rc y on us and on t h e w h ole w orld ” (D iary , 4 7 6).
an eloq uent h omily , th e priest said, T h e sec ond th at w alk ed aw ay are While it can be beneficial for the hour of our death.” There is no offi-
“ S tand up, th ose w h o w ant to go to th e sc ribes and th e Ph arisees. T h eir person th emselves to pray for h eal- c ial “ enrollment” in th e sc apular, but My pray e r re sp onse :
h eaven.” T h e w h ole c ongregation ac tions tow ard th e w oman c learly ing or c onversion, G od also look s th e c loth c an be blessed by a priest.
stood up. W h en th ey w ere onc e more betray th eir disc riminatory c h arac ter. favorably upon th e pray ers of friends I t is reported th at Our L ady said to T h ank Y ou, J esus, for th e pow erful pray er w eapon Y ou h ave given us.
seated, h e paused and th en h e said, T h e G ospel say s, “ T h ey brough t or family members. W h en a group of S ister J ustine, “ T h e greatest grac es H elp us to use it regularly for merc y not only for ourselves but for th e
“ N ow stand up th ose w h o w ant to go h er, ” and “ made h er stand in th e people brough t before J esus a para- c ome from using th e sc apular but w h ole w orld! T h ank Y ou for th e global c onsc iousness Y ou give us of
to h ell.” A n elderly man at th e bac k middle.” T h eir intense sc rutiny and ly tic , J esus look ed upon th e faith of th ese grac es c ome in direc t propor- th e w orld’ s need of Y our merc y .
of th e c h urc h got up, and th e priest foc us on th e w oman’ s sin mak e th e h is friends and c ured th e paraly tic tion to the degree of confidence in
said, “ D o y ou really w ant to go to ac c users miss th e truth th at th ey in addition to forgiving h is sins (c f. me w h ic h th e user h as.” * The words of J esus appear in boldface type
h ell? ” “ N o, Fath er, ” replied th e man. are also sinners. T h eir diversionary M atth ew 9: 1– 8 ).
“ B ut I didn’ t lik e to see y ou standing tac tic – foc us on th e w oman aw ay - - D ia r y o f S t. M a r i a F a u sti n a K o w a l sk a : D i v i n e M er c y in M y S o u l © 1 9 8 7
A s J esus said to h is disc iples, “ I f M a r ia n F a th er s o f th e I m m a c u l a te C o n c ep ti o n o f th e B .V .M . E x c er p ted fro m
th ere alone.” from th emselves – w as evident. One w ay to req uest from G od suc h y ou h ad faith as a grain of mustard D iv in e M er c y M i n u tes w i th J esu s: P r a y i n g D a i l y o n J esu s' W o r d s f r o m th e
T h ey w ant th e w oman to pay for h er a h ealing or c onversion is to use th e seed, y ou c ould say to th is sy c amine D ia r y o f S t. F a u sti n a b y R ev . G eo r g e W . K o si c k i , C S B © 2 0 1 0 M a r ia n P r ess
S c riptures: First R eading: I saiah 4 3 : ow n sin, and w h ile th ey stand in th e G reen S c apular, a sac ramental of th e tree, ‘ B e rooted up, and be planted
16-2 1. S ec ond I saiah rec alls G od’ s bac k ground, th ey pretend th ey are Ch urc h th at h as been k now n to be an in th e sea, ’ and it w ould obey y ou”
marvelous and mirac ulous deeds in not sinful. T h ey w ant th eir sinful- effec tive c h annel of G od’ s mirac u- (L uk e 17 : 6). “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
beh alf of th e I sraelites. G od’ s past ness to go unnotic ed by pointing lous intervention.
especially at the hour of their death (754).” -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
blessings are surpassed by th e new an accusing finger to the woman. A bout 10 y ears after S t. Cath erine I t is a freq uent prac tic e for th ose CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
th ings in store for th em, suc h as, J esus teac h es all th at injustic e to th e L aboure rec eived visions of th e V ir- w h o h ave th e G reen S c apular to
th eir triumph ant return from ex ile. w oman in suc h a male dominated gin M ary regarding th e M irac ulous
Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
G od say s th at h e w ould mak e for soc iety mak es every one c onc erned M edal, a religious sister in h er order
( C ont i nue d on page 1 1)
h is people a path in th e desert and an ac c omplic e in h er adultery . On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
rivers in w asteland. S ec ond R eading: was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
Ph ilippians 3 : 8 -14 . For Paul, th ree T h e th ird person, th e w oman,
movements c h arac teriz e Ch rist’ s stay ed w ith J esus. W h en J esus Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
life: c ontrol, loss of c ontrol and new bent dow n and began to w rite on Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
c ontrol. J esus as G od did not h old on th e ground, h e w as reminding th e the whole world.
to h is divine pow er (c ontrol), instead w oman and h er ac c users th e truth
h e emptied (loss of c ontrol) h imself th at from th e beginning of c reation On the Hail Mary beads say:
of th is pow er, but in doing so h e w as w h en G od fash ioned man “ out of For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
ex alted (new c ontrol) by G od th e th e c lay of th e ground” (G enesis 2 : on us and on the whole world.
Fath er. L ik e Ch rist, Paul gave up h is 7 ), h e intended th e w oman, tak en
old w ay s and assumes a new life in from man’ s rib (G enesis 2 : 2 2 ), is In conclusion say three times:
Ch rist. G ospel: J oh n 8 : 1-11. I n all meant to be man’ s “ suitable partner”
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
of J esus’ teac h ing, as w ell as in h is (G enesis 2 : 18 ). G od h as dec reed for have mercy on us and on the whole world.
actions, no one can find any which both man and w oman to be togeth er
sh ow s h e disc riminates against w om- in c aring for all h is c reation. T h eir
en. D isc rimination against w omen,
orph ans and w idow s w as c ommon in
love for eac h oth er is based on th is
oneness and togeth erness, for th e Forgetting th is ac tivation h its th e ' moderate
level' sw eet spot, th at' s w h en it leads
to later forgetting of th at ex peri-
th at c ulture during J esus’ time. T h ey “ tw o of th em bec ome one body .” ( C ont i nue d f r om page 4)
w ere th e most vulnerable among (G enesis 2 : 2 5 ) I t means th e man " W e' re look ing not at th e sourc e of enc e."
th e H ebrew s, bec ause th ey w ere sh ould see to it th at th e w oman is attention in th e brain, but th e sigh t of T h e researc h ers also found th at par-
pow erless and dependent on oth ers. respec ted and does not bec ome an it, " said L ew is-Peac oc k , w h o is also tic ipants w ere more lik ely to forget
On th e oth er h and, J esus’ w ords and objec t of h is pleasure, a sex sy m- affiliated with the UT Austin Depart- sc enes th an fac es, w h ic h c an c arry
deeds re ect his deep respect for bol or in th e c ase of th e w oman in ment of N eurosc ienc e and th e D ell muc h more emotional information,
w omen, w idow s and c h ildren. A today ’ s G ospel, an objec t used to M edic al S c h ool. th e researc h ers said.
c ase in point is th e G ospel story of further the accusers’ selfish interests. Using neuroimaging to trac k pat- " W e' re learning h ow th ese mec h a-
th e w oman c augh t in adultery . J esus’ A t th e same time, th e w oman sh ould terns of brain ac tivity , th e researc h - nisms in our brain respond to dif-
attitude to th e w oman c augh t in adul- also sh ow respec t not only for h er ers sh ow ed a group of h ealth y adults ferent ty pes of information, and it
tery reveals th e plan of G od sinc e partner, th e man, but also for self and images of sc enes and fac es, instruc t- w ill tak e a lot of furth er researc h and
th e beginning of c reation: to love in be gratefully responsible for th e gift ing th em to eith er remember or replic ation of th is w ork before w e
Ch rist every w oman. of h er w omanh ood. forget eac h image. understand h ow to h arness our abil-
Their findings not only confirmed ity to forget, " said L ew is-Peac oc k ,
Re ection: Empathy came from the
G reek w ord empath eia, passion. Em-
S y and J ill M iller sent an open let-
ter to a new spaper: “ From w oman Jason upon th at foundation to positively
impac t th e region’ s ec onomy and th e
small business c ommunity .”
th at h umans h ave th e ability to
c ontrol w h at th ey forget, but th at
w h o h as begun a new study using
neurofeedbac k to trac k h ow muc h
path y in its truest sense means th at to man. I’m finding it increas- ( C ont i nue d f r om page 1) suc c essful intentional forgetting attention is given to c ertain ty pes of
one c ompletely and direc tly identi- ingly difficult to fulfill my purpose; T h e organiz ation h as rec ently memories.
and advoc ate on beh alf of th e launc h ed educ ational w ork sh ops req uired " moderate levels" of brain
fies self with other’s motives, feel- many people in advertising, motion ac tivity in th ese sensory and perc ep- " T h is w ill mak e w ay for future
region’ s A sian and small business and one-on-one, no-c ost c onsulting studies on h ow w e proc ess, and
ings, and situation. Empath y req uires pic tures, television, and radio h ave tual areas -- more ac tivity th an w h at
us to be w eak w ith th e w eak , to be ignored my inner q ualities, and c ommunity . to ensure small businesses h ave th e h opefully get rid of, th ose really
resourc es th ey need to be suc c ess- w as req uired to remember.
vulnerable w ith th e w ounded, and h ave repeatedly used me only as a " A moderate level of brain ac - strong, stic k y emotional memories,
sy mbol of sex . T h is h umiliates me, A s President and CEO, Paguio w ill ful. A B A h as also rec ently partnered w h ic h c an h ave a pow erful impac t
to suffer w ith th ose w h o are h urt- tivity is c ritic al to th is forgetting
destroy s my dignity , prevents me foc us on c reating more opportuni- w ith th e S mall B usiness D evel- on our h ealth and w ell-being, "
ing. I n h is love for us, G od sent h is mec h anism. T oo strong, and it w ill
from being w h at y ou w ant me to be ties and greater ac c ess to c apital, opment Center.-- A B A S a n D i eg o L ew is-Peac oc k said.
only S on, J esus Ch rist, w h o bec ame strength en th e memory ; too w eak ,
... an ex ample of beauty , inspiration, inc reasing c ivic engagement, strong p r o v i d es a str o n g v o i c e o n b u si n ess
emph atic (inc arnated), in solidar- and y ou w on' t modify it, " said T rac y
and love.” I n th e new spaper, anoth er advoc ac y for business and diversity , c u l tu r a l a n d p o l i ti c a l i ssu es o f i n ter est S to r y S o u r c e:
ity w ith our c onc rete and h istoric al to San Diego’s Asian & Pacific Islander W ang, lead auth or of th e study and
open letter w as sent. “ From man to ex panding partnersh ips and c ultivat-
c ondition in all its aspec ts, ex c ept in c o m m u n i ty . a psy c h ology postdoc toral fellow
w oman, w as publish ed. R emember, ing th e nex t generation of leaders M a ter i a l s p r o v i d ed b y U n i v er si ty o f
sin. Unfortunately , th is c onc rete and at UT A ustin. " I mportantly , it' s th e
th at I w ill ac c ept y ou at y our ow n th rough a mentorsh ip program for T ex a s a t A u sti n . N o te: C o n ten t m a y b e
h istoric al situation is h eavily laden intention to forget th at inc reases th e
evaluation of y ourself, and if y ou aspiring entrepreneurs and ex ec u- ed i ted f o r sty l e a n d l en g th .
w ith sin and, among oth er th ings, ac tivation of th e memory , and w h en
do not respec t th e sublime beauty tives.
during J esus’ time (and even today ), ( C ont i nue d f r om page 5)
of y our w omanh ood, y ou c annot “ A strong, grow ing and diverse
is also burdened w ith disc rimination
Letter Analyst
ask me to. S o, uph old my image of business c ommunity is integral to seem to sh un th e piling of book s
against w omen.
w oman th at I may more easily be maintaining – and improving – th e th at may go eternally unread. W e
th e man y ou w ant me to be. (J oh n S . q uality of life for all residents, ” said h ave inc reasing aw areness about
Every true enc ounter w ith Ch rist ( C ont i nue d f r om page 6) ( C ont i nue d f r om page 1)
N iendorff) Paguio. “ W e believe th at a rising resourc es and " stuff" in general; is
brings out th e truth . T h e story of th e ask ed h er as h e lifted h is h ead to see mah igpit ' y ung situation, bak a
ec onomic tide lifts all boats, and th at th ere room for stac k s of bound paper
w oman c augh t in adultery is anoth er h er fac e.
T h e beauty of th e story sh ow s itself if loc al businesses both small and in th e modern w orld? tumitingin sila sa L uz on area, " h e
ex ample of th is enc ounter. “ L et th e D itas look ed at h im. S h e still w as
not only in th e revelation of th e truth large suc c eed, w e c an c reate more added.
one among y ou w h o is w ith out sin not sure if h e w as jok ing.
th at all are sinners, but G od is truly loc al jobs, more revenue, and a more W h ile generally unc luttery , treeh ug-
be the first one to throw a stone at “ W ill y ou? ” h e ask ed again.
one w ith us in th is dark ness th at stable ec onomy for our region.” ging me th ink s th at transferring my Ph ilippine N ational Polic e c h ief Po-
h er.” J esus k now s th at th ose before “ T h ere’ s noth ing to forgive, ” sh e
sh rouds our sinful situation. W h en Paguio brings more th an 12 y ears tsundok u to a list of digital editions lic e G eneral Osc ar A lbay alde earlier
h im: th e elders, th e ac c users, th e finally answered,
w e realiz e h ow sinful w e are and th at of ex perienc e as a small business rath er th an a stac k of ph y sic al ones said auth orities h ave not monitored
w oman are all sinners. I f h e agrees “ I k now y ou may not believe me
th ere is a loving and emph atic G od ow ner and business advoc ate as a migh t be th e w ay to go ... th e truth any imminent danger, specifically in
to sentenc e th e w oman to death , h e now , but I w ill mak e y ou h appy from
w h o c ame and died for our sins. W e public polic y advisor in loc al gov- is, real book s th at one c an h old in th e L uz on, from th e I S I S group.
c ould be ac c used of violating th e now on, ” h er h usband promised.
sh ould bear in mind J esus’ w ords to ernment. A s a c ommunity leader, h ands are one of th e th ings th at I am
R oman dec ree and w ould be found “ T h ings are going to be better, I
th e w oman, “ G o, and from now on he co-founded multiple non-profit loath e to abandon. I love th e smell, H e also said polic e c ontinue to
guilty of tak ing aw ay from th e promise.”
do not sin any more.” organiz ations and h as served on th e w eigh t, th e turning of pages. I monitor th e area.
S anh edrin th e righ t to impose death D itas w as pleased w ith th e w ords
various boards, c ommissions and love being able to easily ip back a
penalty . I f J esus does not c ondemn but w as not ex pec ting muc h . S h e
Quotation of the week: The Church c ommittees w ith loc al ph ilanth ropic , few pages to reread a sentenc e th at President R odrigo D uterte said
th e w oman, h e w ould not be observ- still thought his behavior was in u-
sh ould be a soc iety of th e forgiven c ivic and business institutions in- persists in my memory . A nd may be, th e Ph ilippines w ill not be able to
ing th e M osaic L aw th at presc ribes enc ed by alc oh ol and th e nex t day h e
and th e forgiving. W illiam G . S pen- c luding th e N T C Foundation, A sian apparently , I love buy ing book s th at, eliminate terror group I slamic S tate
death to w omen c augh t in adultery . w ould go bac k to being th e same old
c er. Pacific American Coalition (APAC), ok , may be I don' t seem to ac tually during his remaining years in office.
I nstead of letting th em trap h im in R omy . H e probably w ouldn’ t even
S an D iego R egional Ch amber of read. D uterte h ow ever said h e is " try ing"
th at sinful situation, J esus used it to remember w h at h e said. - - A J
Commerc e and th e City of Coronado to reduc e th e th reat of I S I S to th e
sh ow not only G od’ s merc y , but also
T ransportation Commission. S o h ere' s th e deal I ' ve made w ith " barest minimum possible." — A nna
h is emph atic understanding of th e ( T o b e c o n ti n u ed )
Paguio h eads an organiz ation th at my self. I w ill resist fast fash ion and Felic ia B ajo/K G , G M A N ew s
h uman c ondition.
th rived under th e leadersh ip of c rummy unsustainable food and a ( T o r ea d th e p r ev i o u s c h a p ter s, v i si t
former President and CEO, W endy bunc h of plastic c rap th at I don' t
The first that went away are the o u r w eb si te a t w w w .a si a n j o u r n a l u sa .
Urush ima-Conn and its strong board need. A nd in return, I w ill allow
elders. R ath er th an beh aving pru- c o m , p u l l d o w n " B o o k s & P o etr y " , c l i c k
of business ex ec utives, c orporate my self to engage in some tsundok u " A si a n J o u r n a l B o o k s f o r S a l e" a n d
dently , th ey disc riminated against
sponsors and members. “ W endy – besides, it' s not ac tually a w aste c l i c k " P r o m i sed L a n d " f r ee o f c h a r g e.
w omen. T h ey are eq ually guilty as
leaves a legac y of w h at h ave been bec ause of c ourse, I ' m going to
th e oth ers, bec ause th ey used th eir
some of A B A ’ s most suc c essful get to th at teetering stac k of book s
w isdom not to liberate w omen, but
y ears, ” said A B A B oard Ch airper- someday , really . A nd if th e J apanese
to dominate th em. J esus pric k s th eir Call the Asian Journal at 619.474.0588
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I ndependenc e from S pain in K aw it, tive M ovement advoc ate, h istory buff

A Glimpse of Cavite --but never w on th e w ar

against S pain, as ex plained in th e in-
and an amateur " new bie" w riter)
" I t is rath er spec ulative as it is w ith out
basis of h istory if w e mean of " h istory "

Ilonggo History
famous betray al --th e " M oc k B attle
of M anila of A ugust 13 , 18 98 " . is th at w h ic h h ad been w ritten for us by
th e " tutas" or lac k ey s of our c olonial and
* N ov. 6 & D ec . 2 3 , 18 98 -S pain imperial masters.." -- B enjie Evic ner
by Dinggol Araneta formally surrendered to both ; th e
N egros R epublic th at merged (D ec .
Estuc h e (I N M Co-Founder)
T h e Cooperative M ovement-" I t is not
Divinagracia 2 , 18 98 ) w ith th e Federal R epublic th e best w ay , it is th e only w ay " ..
Dinggol is an Ilonggo Historian of modern times. of th e V isay as based in I loilo (re- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ oo0oo~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
He is a Lover of Nature by profession; a Genealogist spec tively ) J oin th e L ast L augh w ith us!
by avocation and an Advocate of Federalism. ex c erpted: " ...T h ese tw o nations, * W h en Ch ristoph er Columbus said th at
from a purely legal point of view ,
th e w orld is round, people ask ed -W h at?
and th en th ey laugh ed. Pag-asa (2)
Ang Republika Federal sa UN T I L T OD A Y . T h is c ould imply th at
th e M anila-based T agalista-oriented
* W h en th e W righ t broth ers said th ey ' ll
y and soar the skies, people asked

Kabisay-an (The Federal Unitarian c entral government of th e -H ow ? and th en th ey laugh ed. D i dapat mabah ala sa lak i ng patak ng ulan
Ph ilippines in th e V isay as and M indanao * W h en J ules V erne w rote someday na tila y apak ng k apre sa bubong niny o D amian
Republic of the Visayas)
is an Oc c upational G overnment, th at man c ould travel below th e seven seas
ultimately originated from an invalid and sh all w alk on th e moon, people mah ih imbing k a rin k aagad sa ilang saglit lamang
T reaty of Paris...." ask ed - W h en? and th en th ey laugh ed. dah il may \ b pag-asang lupa sa buk id ay ' di na tigang.
D r. J ose P. D ac udao; N ational * W h en J oh n th e B aptist proph esied th e
H i sto r i c a l F a c ts o b v i o u sl y of S pain' s formal surrender prior to
c oming of th e M essiah , people ask ed
th is U.S . and S pain treaty of peac e President -S ave Our L anguages th ru
o m i tted o r d el i b er a tel y h i d d en Federalism Foundation (S OL FED ), -W h o? and th en th ey laugh ed. B atid k ong namamalik mata k a sa iy ong nak ik ita
i n o u r S c h o o l H i sto r y B o o k s (Paris) and th e $ 2 0-million buy -out. * W h en th e I longgo N ation M ovement
S pain h ad no more legal righ ts to I nc . ang mak ulay na bah agh ari sady ang nak ak amangh a
( S o u r c e: H i sto r y R eb o r n " T h e * J uly 4 , 194 6 -T h e United S tates of (I N M ) G lobal N etw ork announc ed its
F ed er a l R ep u b l i c o f th e V i sa y a s" sell. I n legal parlanc e " nemodat q uod mission and vision, people did not even at tulad nga ng mga naririnig mo na A ngela
non h abet” -meaning “ y ou c annot A meric a granted Ph ilippine I ndepen-
- b y : d i n g g o l a .d i v i n a g r a c i a * J u n e 1 2 , denc e on a silver platter w ith strings both er to ask , W h at? H ow ? W h en? or ang k ay amanan sa dulo, ang malak i mong pag-asa .
2 0 0 7 ) give w h at is not y ours” . attac h ed. W h o? --T h ey just laugh ed and laugh ed.
T h is diplomatic " Faux pas" th at " T rue I ndependenc e c ould never be just * People are still laugh ing, ...but th e
was supposed to be officially con- self-proc laimed nor bestow ed upon, it laugh ter is fading! N apak asarap h aplusin ang balah ibo ni M uning
* T h at S pain h ad already formally ang iny o alagad... sa guih apon ...ding-
surrendered to th e Federal R epublic summated and bec ame legal and in- h as to be w on and duly ac h ieved w ith ibay ong ligay a ang sa iy o' y siy a nitong dating
ternationally binding only on A PR I L dignity " -- dinggol araneta divinagrac ia gol a. divinagrac ia~ ~ ~
of th e V isay as even before G en.
11, 18 99 sh ould, or rath er must be (Founder: I longgo N ation M ovement email address: dinggol102 3 @ gmail. pag-asa ang h atid k ung bagsak na bagsak ' tong damdamin
Emilio A guinaldo w as proc laimed (I N M ) G lobal N etw ork ..D ec . 2 5 , 2 005 ) c om T o join! A s a start, visit FA CE- nitong alagang h ay op na siy ang lagi mong k apiling.
Ph ilippine President in M alolos, B u- rectified. B OOK : I longgo N ation M ovement
* J une 12 , 18 98 -G en. Emilio * A lover of nature and reform ac tivities
lac an on J anuary 2 3 , 18 99. T h at our by profession; a genealogist and envi- w ebsite .. (N on-ilonggos w h o sh are our
I ndependent V isay an R epublic , h ad A guinaldo proc laimed Ph ilippine advoc ac y are w elc ome) S ina L uc y at D itas mga bago k ong k aibigan
ronmentalist by avoc ation. A Coopera-
never been under th e auth ority and nagbigay sa ak ing buh ay ng mga bagong pananaw
jurisdic tion of A guinaldo' s " K ataga-
logan" R epublic in L uz on.
ex c erpted: " ...A paper w ritten by DND Hilbay elo’ s c laim as an outrigh t lie.
“ I w ould just lik e to c all out S ec re-
tary Panelo for dec eiving th e press
mga pay ong k apatid na dulot ay bagong ang buh ay
sila ang mga \ b pag-asa sa tulad k ong namamanglaw .
J ose M anuel V elmonte, a researc h ( C ont i nue d f r om page 1) ( C ont i nue d f r om page 1)
assoc iate at th e UP T h ird W orld Forc es of th e Ph ilippines (A FP) y esterday . ‘ Y ong balita na nilabas
gin k a lang, " h e told reporters on k ah apon ay nagprotesta raw ang N atatandaan mo ba noon ng ik aw ay nagduda
S tudies Center, found th at th e V i- M onday . h ave revealed an “ ex traordinary
say an revolutionary elites not only Pilipinas don sa presenc e ng Ch inese sa mga balitang h atid sa iy o nitong si L aura
(A ba eh , if y ou are c irc ling, th en surge” of a Chinese eet in the vessels [ T h e new s c ame out y ester-
h ad soph istic ated politic al ideas but th ere is an intention beh ind th at. B ut W est Ph ilippine S ea. M ore th an pinak inggan mo pa rin bagama' t alinlangan k a na
also resented attempts by M alolos day w as th at th e Ph ilippines protest-
if th e sh ip is stationary , may be it is 00 fishing vessels were seen sur- ed th e presenc e of Ch inese vessels] , ” dah il may pag-asa k a pa na magbabago rin siy a.
to assert its auth ority . A T agalog just w atc h ing or look ing)
military ex pedition sent by M alolos rounding th e sandbars of Pag-asa. h e pointed out.
H e said reports on th e number of “ Y esterday , inamin ni S ec retary
to Panay to assert its presenc e w as Ch inese sh ips around Pag-asa w ere
met w ith h ostility . T h e L uz on forc e A dministration c ritic s h ave urged Panelo na w ala naman talagang
ex aggerated. government to file a diplomatic Copyright 2019 by Virginia Ferrer. All rights reserved.
led by G enerals A nanias D ioc no and protesta. A ng sinabi ni S ec retary of
" L ik e iy ong total daw ng 617 , protest against Ch ina regarding th e Foreign A ffairs T eddy B oy L oc sin,
L eandro Fullon w as regarded by h indi naman pala totoo iy on. K asi
th e V isay an revolutionaries, led by issue, say ing th at it is a c oordinated h indi daw naman nila ilalabas ano
th e V isay an supremo, G en. M artin
ang basis ng monitoring ng W estern
Command, iy ong bow iy on, y ung
effort to restrict Filipino fisherfolk
from venturing in th e area.
man ‘ y ong sinabi nila [ S ec retary
Panelo admitted th at th ere w as no
Divine Mercy
D elgado, as an ' ' invasion' ' forc e ..."
(S ourc e: I nq uirer-1999- 06-13 " V iew
part ng sh ip eh — ‘ B -o-w ’ , k asi iy on
ang binibilang nila k ung ilang araw
H ilbay said th at President R odrigo protest. T h e one stated by Foreign #shrine
of revolt in provinc es spurs revision" D uterte h as an obligation to c all out A ffairs S ec retary T eddy B oy L oc sin in Encinitas, California
nandoon. A ng total pala 2 7 5 lang, Ch ina, as th e A sian superpow er’ s ac - w ill never be made public ] , ” h e said. divinemercy724.com
B y : A mando D oronila) h indi 617 , " h e ex plained.
A c c ording to D r. L uis C.D ery , an tions th reaten sovereignty aside from /jpv A project of the Divine Mercy Hills

eminent Filipino S c h olar: " Ex pound-

Earlier th is y ear, W ash ington-based going against th e United N ations Be part of the story. Jesus, I Trust in You!
Foundation of Southern California, a
501(c)3 non-profit organization
th ink tank A sia M aritime T ranspar- (UN ) Ch arter.
ing th e ex tent of A guinaldo' s Ph ilip- enc y I nitiative released satellite “ T h at is of c ourse a violation of th e
pine A rmy ; th e B angsamoro nation' s
M indanao, S ulu, and th e rest of its
ph otos sh ow ing People' s L iberation
A rmy N avy , Ch inese Coast G uard
UN Ch arter bec ause th at c onstitutes
th reat or use of forc e. T h at’ s w h y
䌀䰀䔀䄀一 吀䔀䔀吀䠀 䄀一䐀 䠀䔀䄀䰀吀䠀夀 䜀唀䴀匀 䘀伀刀 䰀䤀䘀䔀℀
islands never fell under A guinaldo' s ships and fishing vessels near Subi
politic o-military c ontrol and sover- h indi lang dapat note verbale lang
R eef, w h ic h is 12 nautic al miles yung fina-file ng ating Department
eignty . I n fac t as late as A ugust 18 98
muc h of north ern L uz on, south ern
from Pag-asa I sland.
T h e Ch inese vessels h ave been
of Foreign A ffairs. I t sh ould be a 䰀漀漀欀椀渀最 昀漀爀 愀 挀愀爀椀渀最
loud and public diplomatic protest, ”
L uz on, th e V isay as, and M indanao
remained outside of th e c ontrol of
operating in th e area around th e
same time th e Ph ilippines started
H ilbay said.
“ I w ould say even th e President h as
愀渀搀 昀爀椀攀渀搀氀礀 搀攀渀琀椀猀琀㼀
A guinaldo' s R epublic . T h us, several repairs on Pag-asa I sland as early as
military ex peditions w ere sent to th e formal c onstitutional obliga-
J uly 2 018 . tion to c all out Ch ina bec ause th eir
th ese plac es to bring' th em to rec og- The report observed that the fishing
niz e th e First Ph ilippine R epublic ." presenc e is a th reat to our territorial
vessels appear to be part of th e Ch i- integrity , ” H ilbay added.
* T h at th e 18 98 T reaty of Paris pre- nese maritime militia as th ey h ave
liminaries, sh ould not h ave inc luded On M onday , Presidential S pok es-
no gear that indicate fishing activitiy. person S alvador Panelo said th at
territories of th e sovereign " V isay an T h e sh ips h ave also disabled th eir
N ation" ; th e c onfederation of both th e D epartment of Foreign A ffairs
automatic identification transceivers, (DFA) has already filed a diplomatic
th e Central and W estern V isay as h iding th eir ac tivities in th e area.
Cantonal G overnments by virtue protest.
H ow ever, H ilbay h as c alled Pan-

( C ont
i nue d f r om page 12 )
18 96), N ational H ero of th e Ph ilip-
pines, w rote th e last c h apters of
h is novel ‘ N oli M e T angere’ in th is
in deep th ough t w ith a far gaz e.”

I n front of th e w ell-manic ured park

of Odenw ald in W est G ermany , h ouse w h ile a guest of Pastor Ullmer and c obblestone law n is a statue w ith
c an be reac h ed 3 0 minutes by c ar in 18 8 6.” mini fountain and th ree manmade
th rough a pine forest and z igz ag islets, w h ile nearby is a c onc rete-
roads from H eidelberg. Outside Pastor Ullmer’ s h ouse is a and-w ood benc h c anopied by h uge
street named J ose R iz al w h ile an em- anc ient trees, h alf-bare, w elc oming
R iz al spent th ree month s in W il- bank ment along N ec k ar R iver bears th e c oming of w inter.
h elmsfeld as a h ouse guest of Pastor th e name of our national h ero—
K arl Ullmer, w ith w h om R iz al h ad a R iz al-Ufer. A tinge of sadness and nostalgia
c h anc e meeting earlier w h ile stroll- engulfed me as I sat on th e benc h
ing along th e Ph ilosoph en W eg (Ph i- I t w as in W ilh elmsfeld w h ere R iz al reminisc ing about R iz al merrily
losoph er W ay ), a “ sc enic path along c elebrated h is 2 5 th birth day . T h ey c elebrating h is 2 5 th birth day in 18 8 6
th e bank s of N ec k ar R iver w h ic h
overlook s H eidelberg’ s majestic
toasted to straw berry punc h and and toiling on his first novel “amid 䌀䄀䰀䰀 吀伀䐀䄀夀 ℀ ⠀㘀㄀㤀⤀㐀㜀㜀ⴀ 㔀㜀  켥 䐀爀匀洀椀氀攀刀砀⸀挀漀洀
enjoy ed th e w armth of th e c ompany . th e sepulc h ral silenc e of th e vic arage
c astle.” Pastor K arl Ullmer, th e vic ar I t w as an intimate relationsh ip w ith garden, among the German owers
of th e paris, bec ame R iz al’ s devoted Ulmer’ s family th at, th ree genera- h e loved so muc h .”
friend. tions later, tw o grandsons of Pastor 䐀爀⸀ 䴀礀爀渀愀 䔀⸀ 䰀愀稀愀最愀Ⰰ 䐀⸀䴀⸀䐀⸀
A long friendsh ip blossomed be-
Ulmer w ould tenderly reminisc e R iz al’ s statue, c reated by Filipino ᐧ䘀爀椀攀渀搀氀礀Ⰰ 䌀愀爀椀渀最 ᐧ䌀漀渀瘀攀渀椀攀渀琀
about th eir former tenant. sc ulptor A nastac io Caedo, w as un-
tw een th em, and th e G erman pastor veiled on S ept. 2 , 197 8 . ☀ 䬀渀漀眀氀攀搀最攀ⴀ 䠀漀甀爀猀 ☀
invited for th e y oung foreigner to “ M y grandfath er used to say th at 愀戀氀攀 䐀攀渀琀椀猀琀 䰀漀挀愀琀椀漀渀
stay w ith h is family as h ouse guest.
R iz al’ s stay w ith th e Ullmers gave
h is vic arage h ad only tw o foreign I n naming a plaz a for our national ᐧ䐀攀渀琀椀猀琀爀礀 眀椀琀栀 ᐧ匀愀琀甀爀搀愀礀
guests, one an empress (Eliz abeth h ero in W ilh elmsfeld, th e people of
h im th e c h anc e to mak e inc redible of A ustria, w h o stay ed in th eir H eidelberg w as “ h onoring th e mem- 愀 䰀椀最栀琀 吀漀甀挀栀 䄀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀洀攀渀琀猀
progress in speak ing and w riting residenc e in 18 8 5 ) and th e oth er, ory of a man of letters and sc ienc e, ᐧ䌀愀爀椀渀最 匀琀愀û 䄀瘀愀椀氀愀戀氀攀
in G erman. I t also afforded h im to R iz al, and th at of th e tw o it w as w h o, w ith c ourage and generosity
ᐧ䔀洀攀爀最攀渀挀椀攀猀 ᐧ䘀刀䔀䔀
savor and imbibe th e spring peac e R iz al w h ose memory lingered th e and broth erh ood, struggled until
of green valley s, farm h ouse and longest.” death for th e moral and intellec tual 圀攀氀挀漀洀攀℀ 䌀漀渀猀甀氀琀愀琀椀漀渀猀℀
pic turesq ue sc enery . advanc ement of h is people.” 䘀䄀䴀䤀䰀夀 켥 䌀伀匀䴀䔀吀䤀䌀 켥 伀刀吀䠀伀䐀伀一吀䤀䌀
riz al’ s Me m orial park
In this idyllic setting, he finished T ime and distanc e c annot obliter-
writing the last chapters of his first T h e h igh point of any visit to W il- ate th e memory of R iz al in H eidel- 㤀㄀㐀 䔀⸀ 㠀琀栀 匀琀爀攀攀琀Ⰰ 匀甀椀琀攀 ㈀ 㠀Ⰰ 一愀琀椀漀渀愀氀 䌀椀琀礀Ⰰ 䌀䄀 㤀㄀㤀㔀 
novel, “ N oli M e T angere, ” as w ell as h elmsfeld h as to be a tour of R iz al berg— “ T h e City w ith H eart.” T o
made c ruc ial revisions on th e draft. Park . I t is nestled in a pic turesq ue th e inh abitants of H eidelberg and
setting— rolling, steep h ills bound th e G erman government, “ D ank en”
T o k eep R iz al’ s memory alive, a and dominated by pristine forest (T h ank y ou).
plaq ue c arved in gold letters on th e amid buc olic surroundings.
blac k marble w as installed in th e R a m o n M .R o d a i s a r eti r ed p r o f es-
th ree-story , c entury -old stone h ouse S tanding at th e c enter of R iz al Park so r o f S p a n i sh a n d R i z a l c o u r se
of Pastor Ullmer on J an. 4 , 1960. is a “ larger-th an-life bronz e statue a t th e C o l l eg e o f C o m m er c e o f th e
T h e plaq ue reads as follow s from its sh ow ing R iz al w ith a q uill in h is U n i v er si ty o f S a n to T o m a s.
original G erman: “ J ose R iz al (18 61- righ t h and touc h ing h is fac e sligh tly
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As the As H-1B Hiring escalates, firms moving jobs to Canada: Study

by Nate Swanner, Dice.com an additional 2 1 perc ent say th ey ’ ve th e c orrelation betw een th e rapid Canada open up more jobs for U.S .-
already established at least one office ex pansion of tec h jobs in Canada and based w ork ers stateside? T h e ex pansion
A new study sh ow s c ompanies in th at c ountry . A s th e report goes on th e H -1B program’ s befuddling state of foreign offices may provoke some

by Rudy Liporada
plan to h ire more H -1B c andi-
dates domestic ally , but are also
to note, T oronto added more tec h jobs
th an S eattle, W ash ington D .C., and th e
“ B ay A rea” c ombined, and th e provinc e
c an’ t be ignored. T h e U.S . government
vac illates betw een restric ting H -1B and
c h anging th e program, w ith th e most
c onc ern th at c ompanies w ill stak e a
larger c laim to mak ing th eir h ome in
Canada should they find the visa pro-
sh ifting jobs to Canada. of Ontario is h ome to over 1, 7 00 tec h rec ent proposal plac ing ‘ premium’ ap- gram friendlier th ere. A q uic k look at th e
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada c ompanies. (I t’ s unc lear if “ B ay A rea” plic ants into th e general lottery pool. H -1B program domestic ally sh ow s w h y
at ww.asianjournalusa.com Envoy G lobal rec ently released a study means S an Franc isc o, S ilic on V alley , or Canada plans to add over one mil- c ompanies are look ing north ; premium
on immigration trends, and found U.S . a c ombination of th e tw o.) lion new permanent residents over a proc essing for H -1B visa applic ations
c ompanies are inc reasingly moving jobs A full 63 perc ent of c ompanies say th ey th ree-y ear period, w ith 3 3 0, 8 00 ey ed y o-y os betw een ‘ suspended’ and ‘ open-

AFP – Cradle of Noble Heroes – Not to Canada to avoid th e c onfused state

of H -1B and oth er w ork visa programs.
A round 65 perc ent of respondents say
are inc reasing th eir presenc e in Canada.
B reak ing th at dow n, 3 5 perc ent say th ey
are both sending more people to Canada
for 2 019 alone under new immigration
rules. M ost (5 8 perc ent) w ill arrive via
th e Ex press Entry sy stem, and many
but-w ith -c h anges, ’ w h ile end-around
play s from th e T rump administration
on th e H -4 spousal w ork visa mak e life
As the Bamboos Sway By Rudy D. fore w h ic h is ac tually apparently Canadian polic ies are “ more favorable” and h iring more foreign nationals th ere. of th em w ill be granted visas under th e at h ome h arder for foreign-born tec h
Liporada h appening, sh ould not be th e presi- th an th e ups and dow ns of th e U.S . A round 13 perc ent say th ey are simply S k illed W ork er Class, Ex perienc e Class, employ ees.
dent, as c ommander-in-c h ief, be th e program(s). sending domestic talent to Canada w ith - or S k illed T rade Class. T h ough th ere’ s T h ough one study sh ow s T rump’ s
S o, w h at h appened to “ A ng ma- foremost son, for th e ‘ glory ’ ever of S ome 3 8 perc ent say th eir c ompany out h iring foreign nationals, w h ile 15 no specific tech worker provision in the H -1B moves h ave been largely effec tive,
is “ c onsidering” Canada as an ex pan- perc ent are only h iring foreign nationals Canadian sy stem, th e h uge uptic k in tec h outsourcing firms are suing on behalf of
matay nang dah il sa iy o? ” th e nation, w h en w ronged, ‘ to suffer
sion destination for new staffers, w h ile to w ork th ere. jobs suggests th e applic ant pool alone tec h w ork ers and h iring c ompanies w h o
and die? ’ W h ile Envoy G lobal’ s study isn’ t w ill be a driver for tec h in Canada. feel H -1B denials are too freq uent and
W h en I started my elementary B ut I guess for th e A FP, th e Ph ilip- uniq ue to tec h , or even th e H -1B visa, W ill more foreign nationals going to restric tive.
sc h ooling, every morning w as pine N ational A nth em is just a song
full of emotions signify ing noth ing. th e A FP ever defend th e Ph ilippines?
punc tuated w ith th e singing of
In the first place, the AFP was not
th e Ph ilippine N ational A nth em c reated to defend th e moth erland. N ever.
in English . T h e w ords w ith in S tory be told, it w as c reated to de-
th e h y mn th at dug deep into my fend th e rulers of th e Ph ilippines. I nstead during th e guerilla w arfare
h eart w ere “ … Cradle of noble I t sh ould be noted th at during th e against th e J apanese, th e A FP forc es
h eroes… N e’ er sh all invaders S panish regime in th e Ph ilippines, w h o joined th e United S tates A rmed
trample th y sac red sh ores… B ut ty rant S pain c onsc ripted loc als and Forc es in th e Far East (US A FFE)
c reated th e guardia c ivil, merc enar- w ere ordered by M c A rth ur to not
it is glory ever, w h en th ou art engage th e J apanese until h is return.
ies from among th e indios. L ik ew ise,
w ronged for us, th ey sons to suf- th e United S tates, after subjugating T h e peasant based H uk bo ng B ay an
fer and die.” th e Flips (Fuc k ing L ittle Peoples), L aban sa H apon (H uk balah ap or
establish ed th e Ph ilippine Constabu- H uk s) w h o engaged th e J apanese
L ater on, I guess to bec ome more lary on A ugust 8 , 1901, by auth ority and, th rough th e proc ess of attrition,
nationalistic , w e started to sing th e of th e A c t N o. 17 5 of th e Ph ilippine almost finished the Japanese forces
anth em in Filipino. S ame translated Commission. T h e c onstabulary w as w h en M c A rth ur ‘ liberated’ th e Ph il-
loosely w ords dug deep into my c reated to assist th e A meric an troops ippines. B randed as c ommunists, th e
h eart – “ … D uy an k a ng magiting. S a in c ombating th e remaining Filipino H uk s w ere th en massac red. T h ose
manlulupig, di k a pasisiil… A ming revolutionaries. who escaped and ed to the moun-
ligay a na pag may mang-aapi, ang Captain H enry T . A llen w as tains w ere h unted dow n as bandits
mamatay nang dah il sa ‘ y o.” entrusted to th e Ph ilippine Con- until tail end of D ic tator M arc os’ s
stabulary ’ s c reation and h e w as later regime.
R ec ently on M arc h 3 1, 2 019 at dubbed as th e Fath er of th e Ph ilip-
K oronadal City , S outh Cotabato, pine Constabulary . Constabulary S o, w h en did th e A FP ever defend
President R odrigo ‘ D igong’ D uterte soldiers th en w ere trained at th e th e Ph ilippines?
reiterated h is line th at h e c ould not Ph ilippine Constabulary S c h ool
go to w ar w ith Ch ina on th e S outh w h ic h w as establish ed in February N ever.
Ch ina S ea dispute. H e said h e 17 , 1905 at th e S anta L uc ia barrac k s
w as not prepared to go to w ar and w ith in th e w alls of I ntramuros. I n I nstead th ey protec ted ty rants
lose government troops in a mas- 1908 , th e sc h ool w as transferred to lik e D ic tator M arc os, th e landlords
sac re. “ Ch ina S ea na ‘ y an sige ak o B aguio City and w as seminal to th e against th e peasants, c apitalists
binabanatan nila. [ I am being c riti- evolution of th e c urrent Ph ilippine against th e w ork ers, th e presidential
c iz ed about th e S outh Ch ina S ea] . M ilitary A c ademy . regimes against th ose w h o ex erc ise
A m I prepared to go to w ar? I am I n sh ort, th e Ph ilippine Constabu- th eir righ ts of freedom of speec h and
not. W ill w e w in th e w ar? N o. I t w ill lary and th e future A FP w as origi- seek ing for redress.
just c reate a massac re. M aubos lang nally designed, lik e th e guardia c ivil,
sundalo k o pulis diy an [ I w ould lose to suppress Filipino rebellion, not A nd now , th e A FP is protec ting
my soldiers and polic emen] .” to defend th e Ph ilippines against D igong w h o protec t drugs lords in
In the first place, Digong is not foreign invaders. h is sh am w ar on drugs, k illing peas-
being urged to go to w ar w ith Ch ina. Y ou say th e A FP w ith th e A meric an ants, ac tivists, journalists, th e poor
H e is just being ask ed to assert forc es defended against J apan, y ou even not drug users, and oth ers w h o
Ph ilippine righ ts over th e Ph ilippine say ? Consider th is. ex erc ise th eir righ ts of freedom of
S eas against enc roac h ment of Ch ina. N umeric ally , th e US and Filipino speec h and seek ing for redress.
T h e Ph ilippine righ ts are bac k ed up soldiers outnumbered th e J apanese
by an I nternational T ribunal ruling invaders. A t th e start of th e w ar, A fter all, D igong c alls th em h is sol-
w h ic h Ch ina and D igong ignore. M ac A rth ur h ad under h is c ommand: diers and polic e, not as of th e people
I gnoring th is resulted to Ch ina being 11, 7 96 A meric an troops; 2 0, 000 and h ave c laimed to h ave doubled
able to set up military bases on dis- Filipino regulars; and 100, 000 raw th eir salaries.
puted islands w ith in th e sph ere of th e reservists. W h en th e J apanese L t.
Ph ilippine maritime righ ts, disabling G eneral M asah aru H omma landed S o never mind if th e Ph ilippine
Filipino fishermen to fish within ash ore at L ingay en G ulf on D ec em- sh ores are being trampled by th e
Ph ilippine sh ores, and allow ed Ch ina ber 2 2 , 194 1, h e only h ad 4 3 , 000 Ch inese or oth er foreigners.
to c reep upon ric h natural resourc es troops w ith units of tank s and artil-
within the area which should benefit lery . N oneth eless, th ere is h ope th at
th e Filipinos. I nstead of fac ing th e J apanese on th ere are still members of th e A FP
th e sh ores, th e troops w ere moved w h o k eep in th eir souls th e w ords
I f th is is not already ‘ trampling’ th e to B ataan, raw , sh ort supplied – in ‘ ang mamatay ng dah il sa iy o.’ I t
Ph ilippine sh ores, I don’ t k now h ow h ardly indefensible terrain. I n th e is h ope th at th ey w ould sh are th e
else to c all it. A nd w h ere is th e spirit end, th e forc es th at w ere c onc en- new visions of a real fighting force
of “ N e’ er sh all invaders trample th y trated in B ataan and Corregidor only aligned w ith th e old visions of th ose
sac red sh ores” or “ S a manlulupig, served as a sh ield used by M ac A r- w h o really fough t against foreign
di k a pasisiil” w ith in th e soul of th e th ur and th e Ph ilippine President invaders lik e L apu-lapu and A ndres
A rmed Forc es of th e Ph ilippines Manuel L. Quezon and his cabinet to B onifac io.
(A FP)? A nd true, w e do not w ant be able to esc ape to A ustralia. T h en th ey w ould be truly in th e
w ar, but sh ould invasion c ome to S o, w e pose th e q uestion: W h en did ‘ Cradle of N oble H eroes’ .
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The Shack is Back: Porchetta Shack opens in North Park

Ch ef H anis Cavin is bringing sandw ic h , th e H ot B eef S andw ic h for a more relax ed, at-h ome feel. and guest c h efs from around tow n on
“ th e bac k y ard” bac k to N orth and seasoned c h ic h aron w ith c h eese “ N orth Park used to be a plac e for a regular basis that will go to benefit
Park w ith h is new est restaurant dip among oth ers. industry folks and misfits. Everyone loc al c h arities.
and bar, T h e Porc h etta S h ac k . “ W e opened Carnitas’ S nac k S h ac k w h o built N orth Park and paved th e “ S ara w ork s w ith A lph a Projec t
in 2 011, and sinc e th en th e N orth w ay for w h at it is today bonded in in East V illage as w ell so giving
L oc ated at 2 63 2 University A v- Park neigh borh ood h as c h anged in a th e k itc h ens, at th e bars and in eac h bac k to th e c ommunity h as alw ay s
enue, w h ere th e original loc ation lot of ways. We definitely felt it was oth er’ s bac k y ards. T h is is really just been really important to us, ” said
of Carnitas’ S nac k S h ac k opened, time to update th e menu, but w e also a spac e to pay h omage to th at time Chef Hanis. “When we first opened
T h e Porc h etta S h ac k is a new rei- w anted to get bac k to our roots at th e and allow c ustomers to ex perienc e Carnitas’ w e used to h ost an array
magining of th e previous spac e. same time and bring th e Original feel th e old sc h ool neigh borh ood and of events that would benefit differ-
of N orth Park bac k to th e S h ac k , ” give th e industry a plac e to sh are ent c h arities around tow n and th at
W h ile th e interior design c h anges said S ara S troud, c o-founder of T h e ideas over drink s and good food is a big part of getting bac k to our
are minimal, Ch ef H anis h as c reated Porc h etta S h ac k . again, ” said Ch ef H anis. roots w e w anted to inc lude w ith T h e
a w h ole new menu w ith th e same re- G oing against th e c urrent c raft I n h onor of c ollaboration and sh ar- Porc h etta S h ac k .”
fined simplicity and approachability c oc k tail trend, th e new spac e ing ideas, T h e Porc h etta S h ac k w ill Ch ef H anis and S ara h ave also
as th e Carnitas’ S nac k S h ac k menu, inc ludes a full bar th at h as been also be featuring guest bartenders ( C ont i nue d on page 4)
but h igh ligh ts th e c ulinary tradition dubbed, “ H anis’ T avern” and foc uses
of th e porc h etta. on a simpler servic e sty le w ith y ou-
S ome menu favorites inc lude T h e call-its and shots furnished by a fire
Porc h etta T ac o, a Pork M ilanesa pit and law n c h airs nex t to th e bar

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W h ennen started training direc tly th e bared-h and portion th at foc us on
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J anuary 2 013 and son K ai W h en- th eir h ands & feet w h ic h is c alled
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month February 2 013 w h en h e th e sparring test w as single sparring
w as around 9 y ears old. M ark using padded stic k s.
W h ennen w as originally referred
by h is neigh bor, guro J oh n D uc a W e also lik e to th ank th e follow ing
w h o original student under G M students in assisting as feeders and
sparring partners th e follow ing: mae-
N arrie B abao. S inc e. guro J oh n stro D on D iz on, maestro D omingo
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Heidelberg still celebrates Jose Rizal’s birthday
Ramon M . Roda, 6/ 18/ 2011 --
Unk now n to many , D r. J ose
R iz al c elebrated h is 2 5 th birth day
w ith a L uth eran minister, K arl
Ulmer, and h is family on J une 19,
18 8 6, in W ilh elmsfeld, an idy llic
and q uaint suburban distric t 15
miles from H eidelberg tow n.
I n c ommemoration of th at oc c a-
sion, th e Ulmer family h onored th e
“ y oung Filipino ey e doc tor w ith a
party in th eir h ouse w h ere straw ber-
ry punc h w as served, ” as rec ounted
by Fritz , one of Pastor Ulmer’ s sons.
T h e G ermans h ave a deep attac h -
ment and devotion to R iz al, and
today h e is still revered as one of
th eir ow n in tw o plac es in G ermany :
H eidelberg and W ilh elmsfeld. trac e R iz al’ s footsteps in G ermany ’ s is one of th e most c h arming poems,
Old-timers and G erman R iz alis- oldest university tow n, w h ere our luminous, not blac k , music al, not
tas of H eidelberg pay respec t to h ero stay ed for six month s. c urt.” I t w as publish ed in th e D e-
our national h ero w ith appropriate I w as enamored w ith H eidelberg’ s c ember 18 96 issue of L a S olidaridad.
c eremonies during h is birth day every romantic surroundings and pic -
y ear. T h ey still sh are fond memories turesq ue sc enery . T h e ruins of th e T o pay tribute to th e N ational
of our h ero’ s memorable six -month magnificent castle perched on a steep H ero, a bronz e mark er plac ed at
sojourn in H eidelberg and W ilh elms- bank of N ec k ar R iver, overlook ing th e faç ade of th is w ell-preserved
feld, w h ic h th ey reminisc e w ith th e c ity , give a very romantic aura. boarding-h ouse reads: “ I n th is build-
partic ular devotion and veneration. T h e Old R oman B ridge w ith its h is- ing, former L udw igsplatz 12 , R iz al
toric gatew ay is aw e-inspiring. lived from Feb. 18 to J une 18 8 6. H is

ANG TATLUMPUNG re t rac ing riz al’ s f oot st e p s

H eidelberg, a c ity in south ern

I n H eidelberg, R iz al studied th e
G erman language; attended lec tures
in oph th almology as an observer
poem ‘ A las Flores de H eidelberg’
w as w ritten h ere on A pril 2 2 , 18 8 6.
Embassy of th e Ph ilippines, J une 19,
G ermany , is famous for its anc ient under D r. Otto B ec k er and profes- 1960.”

PORSYENTONG university , romantic surroundings,

old c h urc h es, majestic c astles and
c obblestone streets redolent of a
sor W ilh elms K ueh ne, at th e A lte
Universitat; and trained under tw o
outstanding oph th almologists, D r.
T h e building h as remained inc red-
ibly th e same as it w as during R iz al’ s
by gone era. H eidelberg is th e best- B ec k er and D r. G alez ow sk y , in th e time. Another marker was affixed

BAWAS SA INYONG k now n plac e and destination for

Filipino tourists and R iz alistas bound
for th e h istoric G erman c ity bec ause
“ A ugen K linik ” or ey e c linic .
R iz al stay ed for a w h ile in a four-
story pension h ouse at K arlstrasse
at th e entranc e of th e University
Ey e Clinic w h ere our y oung doc tor
trained in oph th almology .
of R iz al’ s poem “ T o th e Flow ers

N o. 16, but h e soon moved to an-
of H eidelberg, ” and th e th ree-story oth er boarding h ouse— a th ree-story R iz al left H eidelberg and moved to
B aroq ue building, th e A lte Universi- apartment at L utw igsplatz N o. 12 W ilh elmsfeld. From W ilh elmsfeld,
tat. I t is G ermany ’ s oldest university , G rebangasse in front of University h e w ould regularly c ommute to
founded in 13 8 6.

of H eidelberg. and from H eidelberg in th is 12 -k m
T h e y oung R iz al arrived in H ei- stretc h , w h ic h took h im th ree h ours
delberg on Feb. 3 , 18 8 6, from Paris The first oor of the place where w alk ing th e marvelously beautiful
and immediately fell in love w ith th e R iz al used to live now h ouses a forest to attend h is studies at th e
beautiful c ity .

book store. I t w as h ere w h ere R iz al university .
I n Oc tober 1998 , or 112 y ears after in h is lonely moment w rote h is
R iz al’ s arrival in H eidelberg, I trav- nostalgic poem “ A las Flores de id y llic W ilh e lm sf e ld
eled to G ermany for a one-month H eidelberg” on A pril 2 2 , 18 8 6, w h en
“ c entennial tour” (1998 being th e


h e just turned 2 5 . W ilh elmsfeld, a mountainous vil-
100th anniversary of th e dec laration lage w ith anc ient trees on th e h illside
of Ph ilippine independenc e) to re- N ic k J oaq uin said th at “ th e poem ( C ont i nue d on page 9)

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