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Asian Journal October 18, 2013 Edition

Asian Journal October 18, 2013 Edition

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Community News, Asian Journal San Diego, OCTOBER 18 2013 Digital Edition, H MART HEALTH AND WEALTH COLUMBUS DAY SALE, DIRECTV, M BEAUTY TIME MACHINE DR TESS MAURICIO, MCDONALD NEW MIGHTY WINGS, MACYS' COLUMBUS DAY SALE, Offices of Chua Tinsay Vega Immigration Law, Dr S.T. Sawa DENTIST dental implants, FARMERS Desquitado Insurance Agency, Atty Rogelio Karagdag Jr U.S. Immigration Law, Atty Susan V Perez U.S. Immigration Law, San Diego News, Philippine News, Arts & Culture, Profiles, Balintataw by Virginia Ferrer, Lower Your Nets by Monsignor Fernando Gutierrez, Light & Shadows by Zena Sultana Babao, At Large by Miles Beauchamp, Take It From My Barber by Benjamin Maynigo, Street Poetry by Michael R Tagudin, Mga Tula ni Romeo Nicolas, Showbiz Watcher by Ogie Cruz, Classified Ads, Atty Gail Dulay Harold Hom Immigration Lawyers, CLASSIFIED AD, Wanted Caregiver, LOWER YOUR NETS BY MSGR Gutierrez
Community News, Asian Journal San Diego, OCTOBER 18 2013 Digital Edition, H MART HEALTH AND WEALTH COLUMBUS DAY SALE, DIRECTV, M BEAUTY TIME MACHINE DR TESS MAURICIO, MCDONALD NEW MIGHTY WINGS, MACYS' COLUMBUS DAY SALE, Offices of Chua Tinsay Vega Immigration Law, Dr S.T. Sawa DENTIST dental implants, FARMERS Desquitado Insurance Agency, Atty Rogelio Karagdag Jr U.S. Immigration Law, Atty Susan V Perez U.S. Immigration Law, San Diego News, Philippine News, Arts & Culture, Profiles, Balintataw by Virginia Ferrer, Lower Your Nets by Monsignor Fernando Gutierrez, Light & Shadows by Zena Sultana Babao, At Large by Miles Beauchamp, Take It From My Barber by Benjamin Maynigo, Street Poetry by Michael R Tagudin, Mga Tula ni Romeo Nicolas, Showbiz Watcher by Ogie Cruz, Classified Ads, Atty Gail Dulay Harold Hom Immigration Lawyers, CLASSIFIED AD, Wanted Caregiver, LOWER YOUR NETS BY MSGR Gutierrez

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China offers olive branch to ASEAN
Father & Son, USN Retired
The Life Stories of Quintin Ramil, Sr. & Jr.
Speaking Good English
Our Life and Times
I
suppose the King’s English has been changed, if not corrupted, in different ways through the course of history. When we read books with different settings or time pe-riods, the English spoken is sometimes different, depending on the setting or period of the story.
October 18-24, 2013
 
Philippine RadioAM 1450M-F 7-8 PM
The original and first Asian Journal in America
550 E. 8th St., Ste. 6, National City, San Diego County CA USA 91950 | Ph: 619.474.0588 | Fx: 619.474.0373 | Email: asianjournal@aol.com | www.asianjournalusa.com
PRST STDU.S. Postage PaidPermit No. 203Chula Vista CA 91910
San Diego’s first and only Asian Filipino weekly publication and a multi-award winning newspaper! Online+Digital+Print Editions to best serve you!
October 18-24, 2013
(Continued on page 17)
Ofelia Dirige
Community
 Lifestyle
Use Your Home to  Stay at Home .. p 4
(Continued on page 14)
13 dead, millions without power in wake of Typhoon Santi
(Continued on page 8)
14th Annual Asian Film Fest
 .. p 11
(Continued on page 17)
Look for the Asian Journal at these
 outlets ...
(Continued on page 16)
Jeane Napoles’s ‘Money bath’ pic catches tax man’s eye amid corruption scandal
World Bank chief urges US to
break fiscal impasse
 Emergency  Preparedness .. p 6 
by Quint Ramil, Jr.Chapter 6: The Teenage Years
OCEANSIDE1) Mission Kabayan Oriental Market, 3753 Mission Ave, #122, Oceanside2) Mission Market & Restau-rant, Mission Ave, Oceanside3) Lisa’s Seafood Market, Mission Ave, Oceanside4) Mission Seafood, Mission Ave, OceasnsideSAN MARCOS1) Filipino Depot, 1001 W. San Marcos Blvd, #135, San Marcos2) Phil-Asian Market, 853 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos3) Manila Harbor Restaurant, W. San Marcos Blvd, San MarcosESCONDIDO1) K-k Orient Valley Market, Broadway, EscondidoPOWAY1) Lumpia House, Twin Peaks Ave, PowayPENASQUITOS1) Orient Valley Filipino Cui-sine, 9951 Carmel Valley Rd, San Diego2) Ardel Bakery, Carmel Valley Rd, San DiegoMIRA MESA1) R & B Filipino Cuisine, 11257 Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa2) Hope Adult Health Day Care, Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa3) Tiki Water Store, Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa4) Mabuhay/Dax Travel, 10550 Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa5) Manila Fastfood Deli, Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego6) PNB Mira Mesa, Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego7) Postal Etc. USA, 9011 Mira Mesa Blvd, San DiegoKEARNY MESA1) 99 Ranch Supermarket, Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego2) VIP Restaurant, Claire-mont Mesa Blvd, San Diego3) EAST BUFFET, Miramar Rd, San DiegoLA MESA1) Hillex Center Water Store, University Avenue, La Mesa2) Fredcel Filipino Food, University Ave, La MesaSPRING VALLEY1) Kababayan Bakery & Restaurant, 84236 Paradise Rd., Spring ValleyPARADISE VALLEY1) Reo Barbershop, 2323 Reo Drive, Paradise HillsBONITA1) Bonita Public Library, Bonita Rd & Otay Lakes RdCHULA VISTA/EASTLAKE1) Lisa’s Filipino Cuisine, 2260 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista2) Jochi’s Filipino Food, Orange Ave, Chula Vista3) Water Store, Palm Ridge Plaza4) Zambales Restaurant, Palm Ave, San Diego5) Dona’s Restaurant, 1830 Coronado Ave., San Diego6) Saldana Dental, 665 H St, Suite E, Chula VistaNATIONAL CITY1) Lisa’ Filipino Cuisine, 1210 E. Plaza Blvd, # 410, National City2) Bread De Luxe, 1420 E. Plaza Blvd #D1, National City 3) Zion Salon & Barber, 1430 E. Plaza Blvd E-15, National City 4) Filipino Dessert Plus, E. Plaza Blvd, National City5) Normy’s Hair Styling Salon, 3400 E. 8th St, National City6) Conching’s Café/Res-taurant, 3400 E. 8th Street, National City7) Alfonso Dental Care, 2340 E. 8th Street, Suite H, National City and more.....
additional neighborhood 
Get your copy of the Asian Journal PRINT Edition at these following outlets nearest you (PARTIAL LIST ONLY)
 Prince of Pop  Erik Santos @  Rancho Del Rey  Middle School 
 A photograph posted on social media sites by Jeane Lim-Napoles, the daughter of Manila business-woman, Janet Lim-Napoles, show an extravagance that has attracted the eye of the tax man.
 by Airea Calica, Philstar.com | BANDAR SERI BE-GAWAN, 10/10/2013 China offered an olive branch yesterday to Southeast Asian nations wary of its territorial claims, displaying its growing
inuence at another summit
notable for US President Ba-rack Obama’s absence.Premier Li Keqiang called for peace in the South China Sea and expanded Chinese trade with the 10-member As-sociation of Southeast Asian  Nations (ASEAN) as he met the bloc’s leaders in the oil-
ush sultanate of Brunei.
“A peaceful South China Sea is a blessing for all. We need to work together to make the South China Sea a sea of  peace, friendship and coop-eration,” Li said.Li took the baton from President Xi Jinping, who underlined Chinese power by occupying center stage earlier
this week at an Asia-Pacic
summit in Bali while Obama was stuck at home due to the US government shutdown.China asserts sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, including waters near the coasts of its neighbors.The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei -- all ASEAN members -- have competing claims to parts of the sea, and Manila and Hanoi have in recent years repeat-edly accused China of becom-ing more aggressive in the dispute.
Abide by sea code – Noy
Also yesterday, President Aquino took a diplomatic tack and called on countries in-volved in the dispute to abide  by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the South China Sea.The DOC provides for the exercise of restraint and de-sisting from occupying areas
with conicting claims.
Without mentioning Pa-natag Shoal, Ayungin Shoal and even Mischief Reef that China had already occupied, Aquino called the attention of countries to the provisions of the DOC that China agreed to
(Continued on page 2)
Daily Telegraph, 10/10/2013 -- A YOUNG Philippine woman who posted  pictures online of her lavish life including one showing her bathing in money is to be charged with tax evasion.
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
 
Recently, I wrote an article en-titled “The Pinoy and his Carabao English.” In the article, I noted that the policemen in Makati, Philip- pines, are now required to take a refresher course in the English lan-guage since they encounter a lot of international tourists, businessmen and diplomats in that premier city in Metro Manila. I wrote that the English language was introduced by the Thomasites, named after the ship Thomas, that  brought this group of American teachers to the Philippines in the early part of the American occupa-tion at the turn of the twentieth cen-tury. These teachers were so good and strict that they produced the best Filipino writers in English during the period. 
Even then, many Filipinos nd it
hard to perfect their English lan-
guage skills because they must rst
think in their native dialect and then translate their thoughts into English as they speak or write. Nonetheless, to the credit of their teachers, almost everyone blossomed into good English speakers, if not writers because the language was the medium of instruction in  both the public and private schools until Filipino was used for teaching as well.
 Thus, I theorized that Filipinos who migrate to the United States, Australia, Canada or Great Britain could easily
I learned to drive a jeep at an early age because my uncle and auntie were engaged in the buy and sell business. You can say they had a route that started from Blumentritt to La Mesa Dam. Yes this is the same dam that my dad helped build. Every day the two of them would drive to Blumentritt to buy grocer-ies which included meat and vegetables and different ingredients. The jeep would be packed at the start and as they  proceeded towards  Novaliches their customers along the way would just gather around them at their designated stops. By the time what she was so good at doing and that is to peddle the rest of her goodies to her waiting customers or “suki”. Eddie they reached our place, they would be about 90% sold out. This is when Eddie and I would take over the driving as my uncle would rest and
nish the required paperwork.
My aunt would remain doing Philstar.com | WASHING-TON (Xinhua) 10/13/2013 - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday urged US policymakers to end the
ongoing scal deadlock in a
timely manner to avoid nega-tive spillovers on the global economy.
"We are now ve days
away from a very dangerous moment. I urge US policy-makers to quickly come to a resolution before they reach the debt ceiling deadline," Kim said Saturday at a press conference after the meeting of Development Committee of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the federal government will reach its debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion by Oct. 17 and that failure to raise it would lead to a catastrophic default.
"The closer we get to the deadline, the greater the impact will be for the developing world. Inaction could result
in interest rates rising, condence fall-
ing, and growth slowing," Kim told
GMA News | 10/12/2013 -- Typhoon Santi, internation-ally known as Nari, pounded northern Luzon early Satur-day, killing 13 people, ripping roofs off thousands of build-ings, and leaving more than two million without power.Santi tore into the coun-try's northeast coast around midnight (1600 GMT Friday), toppling trees and pylons as it cut a westward swathe through the farming regions of the main island of Luzon,
ofcials said.
"While there were rela-tively few casualties, a lot of
areas are still ooded," said
Eduardo del Rosario, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.Witnesses in the coastal town of Baler, near where Santi made landfall, said many large trees had been felled and clean-up crews with chainsaws were clearing roads.Military and police res-cuers trucked residents out
of ooded villages as the
weather improved after the typhoon's 120 kilometres (75 miles) per hour winds swept out to the South China Sea later Saturday morning.
Government clerk Glenn Diwa, 34, said she and her husband spent a sleep-
 
China offers olive branch to ASEAN
Father & Son, USN Retired
The Life Stories of Quintin Ramil, Sr. & Jr.
Speaking Good English
Our Life and Times
I
suppose the King’s English has been changed, if not corrupted, in different ways through the course of history. When we read books with different settings or time pe-riods, the English spoken is sometimes different, depending on the setting or period of the story.
October 18-24, 2013
 
Philippine RadioAM 1450M-F 7-8 PM
The original and first Asian Journal in America
550 E. 8th St., Ste. 6, National City, San Diego County CA USA 91950 | Ph: 619.474.0588 | Fx: 619.474.0373 | Email: asianjournal@aol.com | www.asianjournalusa.com
PRST STDU.S. Postage PaidPermit No. 203Chula Vista CA 91910
San Diego’s first and only Asian Filipino weekly publication and a multi-award winning newspaper! Online+Digital+Print Editions to best serve you!
October 18-24, 2013
(Continued on page 17)
Ofelia Dirige
Community
 Lifestyle
Use Your Home to  Stay at Home .. p 4
(Continued on page 14)
13 dead, millions without power in wake of Typhoon Santi
(Continued on page 8)
14th Annual Asian Film Fest
 .. p 11
(Continued on page 17)
Look for the Asian Journal at these
 outlets ...
(Continued on page 16)
Jeane Napoles’s ‘Money bath’ pic catches tax man’s eye amid corruption scandal
World Bank chief urges US to
break fiscal impasse
 Emergency  Preparedness .. p 6 
by Quint Ramil, Jr.Chapter 6: The Teenage Years
OCEANSIDE1) Mission Kabayan Oriental Market, 3753 Mission Ave, #122, Oceanside2) Mission Market & Restau-rant, Mission Ave, Oceanside3) Lisa’s Seafood Market, Mission Ave, Oceanside4) Mission Seafood, Mission Ave, OceasnsideSAN MARCOS1) Filipino Depot, 1001 W. San Marcos Blvd, #135, San Marcos2) Phil-Asian Market, 853 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos3) Manila Harbor Restaurant, W. San Marcos Blvd, San MarcosESCONDIDO1) K-k Orient Valley Market, Broadway, EscondidoPOWAY1) Lumpia House, Twin Peaks Ave, PowayPENASQUITOS1) Orient Valley Filipino Cui-sine, 9951 Carmel Valley Rd, San Diego2) Ardel Bakery, Carmel Valley Rd, San DiegoMIRA MESA1) R & B Filipino Cuisine, 11257 Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa2) Hope Adult Health Day Care, Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa3) Tiki Water Store, Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa4) Mabuhay/Dax Travel, 10550 Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa5) Manila Fastfood Deli, Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego6) PNB Mira Mesa, Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego7) Postal Etc. USA, 9011 Mira Mesa Blvd, San DiegoKEARNY MESA1) 99 Ranch Supermarket, Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego2) VIP Restaurant, Claire-mont Mesa Blvd, San Diego3) EAST BUFFET, Miramar Rd, San DiegoLA MESA1) Hillex Center Water Store, University Avenue, La Mesa2) Fredcel Filipino Food, University Ave, La MesaSPRING VALLEY1) Kababayan Bakery & Restaurant, 84236 Paradise Rd., Spring ValleyPARADISE VALLEY1) Reo Barbershop, 2323 Reo Drive, Paradise HillsBONITA1) Bonita Public Library, Bonita Rd & Otay Lakes RdCHULA VISTA/EASTLAKE1) Lisa’s Filipino Cuisine, 2260 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista2) Jochi’s Filipino Food, Orange Ave, Chula Vista3) Water Store, Palm Ridge Plaza4) Zambales Restaurant, Palm Ave, San Diego5) Dona’s Restaurant, 1830 Coronado Ave., San Diego6) Saldana Dental, 665 H St, Suite E, Chula VistaNATIONAL CITY1) Lisa’ Filipino Cuisine, 1210 E. Plaza Blvd, # 410, National City2) Bread De Luxe, 1420 E. Plaza Blvd #D1, National City 3) Zion Salon & Barber, 1430 E. Plaza Blvd E-15, National City 4) Filipino Dessert Plus, E. Plaza Blvd, National City5) Normy’s Hair Styling Salon, 3400 E. 8th St, National City6) Conching’s Café/Res-taurant, 3400 E. 8th Street, National City7) Alfonso Dental Care, 2340 E. 8th Street, Suite H, National City and more.....
additional neighborhood 
Get your copy of the Asian Journal PRINT Edition at these following outlets nearest you (PARTIAL LIST ONLY)
 Prince of Pop  Erik Santos @  Rancho Del Rey  Middle School 
 A photograph posted on social media sites by Jeane Lim-Napoles, the daughter of Manila business-woman, Janet Lim-Napoles, show an extravagance that has attracted the eye of the tax man.
 by Airea Calica, Philstar.com | BANDAR SERI BE-GAWAN, 10/10/2013 China offered an olive branch yesterday to Southeast Asian nations wary of its territorial claims, displaying its growing
inuence at another summit
notable for US President Ba-rack Obama’s absence.Premier Li Keqiang called for peace in the South China Sea and expanded Chinese trade with the 10-member As-sociation of Southeast Asian  Nations (ASEAN) as he met the bloc’s leaders in the oil-
ush sultanate of Brunei.
“A peaceful South China Sea is a blessing for all. We need to work together to make the South China Sea a sea of  peace, friendship and coop-eration,” Li said.Li took the baton from President Xi Jinping, who underlined Chinese power by occupying center stage earlier
this week at an Asia-Pacic
summit in Bali while Obama was stuck at home due to the US government shutdown.China asserts sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, including waters near the coasts of its neighbors.The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei -- all ASEAN members -- have competing claims to parts of the sea, and Manila and Hanoi have in recent years repeat-edly accused China of becom-ing more aggressive in the dispute.
Abide by sea code – Noy
Also yesterday, President Aquino took a diplomatic tack and called on countries in-volved in the dispute to abide  by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the South China Sea.The DOC provides for the exercise of restraint and de-sisting from occupying areas
with conicting claims.
Without mentioning Pa-natag Shoal, Ayungin Shoal and even Mischief Reef that China had already occupied, Aquino called the attention of countries to the provisions of the DOC that China agreed to
(Continued on page 2)
Daily Telegraph, 10/10/2013 -- A YOUNG Philippine woman who posted  pictures online of her lavish life including one showing her bathing in money is to be charged with tax evasion.
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
 
Recently, I wrote an article en-titled “The Pinoy and his Carabao English.” In the article, I noted that the policemen in Makati, Philip- pines, are now required to take a refresher course in the English lan-guage since they encounter a lot of international tourists, businessmen and diplomats in that premier city in Metro Manila. I wrote that the English language was introduced by the Thomasites, named after the ship Thomas, that  brought this group of American teachers to the Philippines in the early part of the American occupa-tion at the turn of the twentieth cen-tury. These teachers were so good and strict that they produced the best Filipino writers in English during the period. 
Even then, many Filipinos nd it
hard to perfect their English lan-
guage skills because they must rst
think in their native dialect and then translate their thoughts into English as they speak or write. Nonetheless, to the credit of their teachers, almost everyone blossomed into good English speakers, if not writers because the language was the medium of instruction in  both the public and private schools until Filipino was used for teaching as well.
 Thus, I theorized that Filipinos who migrate to the United States, Australia, Canada or Great Britain could easily
I learned to drive a jeep at an early age because my uncle and auntie were engaged in the buy and sell business. You can say they had a route that started from Blumentritt to La Mesa Dam. Yes this is the same dam that my dad helped build. Every day the two of them would drive to Blumentritt to buy grocer-ies which included meat and vegetables and different ingredients. The jeep would be packed at the start and as they  proceeded towards  Novaliches their customers along the way would just gather around them at their designated stops. By the time what she was so good at doing and that is to peddle the rest of her goodies to her waiting customers or “suki”. Eddie they reached our place, they would be about 90% sold out. This is when Eddie and I would take over the driving as my uncle would rest and
nish the required paperwork.
My aunt would remain doing Philstar.com | WASHING-TON (Xinhua) 10/13/2013 - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday urged US policymakers to end the
ongoing scal deadlock in a
timely manner to avoid nega-tive spillovers on the global economy.
"We are now ve days
away from a very dangerous moment. I urge US policy-makers to quickly come to a resolution before they reach the debt ceiling deadline," Kim said Saturday at a press conference after the meeting of Development Committee of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the federal government will reach its debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion by Oct. 17 and that failure to raise it would lead to a catastrophic default.
"The closer we get to the deadline, the greater the impact will be for the developing world. Inaction could result
in interest rates rising, condence fall-
ing, and growth slowing," Kim told
GMA News | 10/12/2013 -- Typhoon Santi, internation-ally known as Nari, pounded northern Luzon early Satur-day, killing 13 people, ripping roofs off thousands of build-ings, and leaving more than two million without power.Santi tore into the coun-try's northeast coast around midnight (1600 GMT Friday), toppling trees and pylons as it cut a westward swathe through the farming regions of the main island of Luzon,
ofcials said.
"While there were rela-tively few casualties, a lot of
areas are still ooded," said
Eduardo del Rosario, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.Witnesses in the coastal town of Baler, near where Santi made landfall, said many large trees had been felled and clean-up crews with chainsaws were clearing roads.Military and police res-cuers trucked residents out
of ooded villages as the
weather improved after the typhoon's 120 kilometres (75 miles) per hour winds swept out to the South China Sea later Saturday morning.
Government clerk Glenn Diwa, 34, said she and her husband spent a sleep-
 
Page 2October 18-24, 2013 Asian Journal - (619) 474-0588 Visit our website at http://www.asianjournalusa.com
(Continued on page 9)
(Continued on page 14)
 Law Offices of Chua Tinsay & Vega
www.ctvattys.com
by Atty. Caesar Cutaran, Esq.
Legal Buzz 
Read Atty. Cutaran’s previous articles by visiting our website at
www.asianjournalusa.com
Hector, a U.S. citizen, led a K1-ancee visa petition on behalf of her
girlfriend, Feliza. A K-1 visa allows a foreign national to enter the U.S. as a nonimmigrant to marry a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR or “green card” holder) within 90 days of arrival in the U.S. Hector’s petition was approved and Feliza came to the U.S. via San Francisco, California using her K-1 visa. Soon after her arrival, Feliza found out that Hector was already married. Brokenhearted, she left the Bay Area and moved to her relatives at Phoenix, Arizona. There she met Abner, a U.S. citizen, and they eventually married.
Abner led an immigrant petition on
Feliza’s behalf and said petition was approved. A few years later, misfor-tune visited Feliza once again as Abner turned abusive leading to their divorce  before Feliza can adjust her status to that of a “green card” holder.After her divorce with Abner, Feliza self-petitioned based on the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), a VAWA self-petitioner is a foreign national who married a U.S. citizen or LPR, resided with the spouse in the U.S., and “during the marriage … has been battered or has been the subject of extreme cruelty  perpetrated by the alien’s spouse.”The  petition was granted and Feliza applied for adjustment of her status to that of an LPR or a “green card” holder. The United States Citizenship and Im-migration Services (“USCIS”) denied her application stating that Feliza did not marry Hector, her K-1 US citizen  petitioner. USCIS then placed Feliza in removal proceedings. Before the immigration judge (“IJ”), Feliza argued that although she overstayed her original K-1visa, her approved VAWA petition allows her to adjust status or be entitled to a cancellation of removal. The IJ was not persuaded by Feliza’s arguments and denied the adjustment of status for Feliza’s failure to marry her K-1
ance. The cancellation of removal was
likewise denied as Feliza was unable to show the required extreme hard-ship. Feliza appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) where the
rulings were afrmed.
Armed with a VAWA self-petition approval, is Feliza entitled to adjust her status to that of a lawful perma-nent resident notwithstanding the fact that she did not marry her K-1citizen  petitioner? The answer appears to be in the negative.In a case based on similar facts, Le v. Holder, a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit early this month, the court held that the INA clearly mandates that a foreign national entering the U.S. on a K-1 visa must marry the K-1 petitioner or depart the U.S. within 90 days of arrival. In the scenario above, although it was legally impossible for Feliza to marry Hector, her K-1 petitioner already mar-ried to another, such fact, under the Le decision, “did not affect the possibility of departing the United States once she knew the marriage could not occur.” Further, the Le case ruled that the im-migration law is “unambiguous” in its requirement that a K-1 visa holder’s failure to marry his/her K-1 petitioner or depart the U.S. within 90 days of arrival  bars the K-1 visa holder from adjusting status and renders him/her removable from the U.S.It remains to be seen if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (which includes California in its jurisdiction) will rule similarly on this matter.
 Atty. Cesar G. Cutaran is an as-
 sociate in the law rm of Chua, Tinsay
and Vega (CTV) - a full service law
 rm with ofces in San Francisco, San
 Diego, Sacramento and Manila. The information presented in this article is  for general information only and is not, nor intended to be, formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Call or e-mail CTV for an in-person or phone consultation to discuss your particular situation and/ or how their services may be retained at (415) 495-8088; (619) 955-6277; (916) 509-7280; ccutaran@ctvattys.com
K-1 Visa Holder Must Marry K-1 Petitioner to Adjust Status
(Continued from page 1)
China
and which must be followed while a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) was being drawn up.
He called on ASEAN and China to speed up the adoption of a COC.
Got any jar stories to tell?
 
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
A friend of mine shared this story with me, author unknownMayonnaise Jar and BeerWhen things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise  jar....... and the beer.A professor stood before his philoso- phy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to ll it
with golf balls.He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.So the professor then picked up a box of  pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf  balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand lled up every-
thing else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effec-
tively lling the empty space between
BALIK TANAW by Romy Protacio, PhD English
The beginnings of the University of the Philippine Concert Chorus (UPCC), now more popularly known as “Korus”, go back to the 1960s, a time marked by great political unrest in the Philippines. In response to the unstable national situ-ation, UPCC, composed of university students with a sincere passion to sing, took their sentiments and patriotic pride to the stage. UPCC started their interna-tional tours in the early 70’s. In 1974, UPCC was named one of the world’s best choirs at the Lincoln Center International Choral Festival in New York. In 2012, UPCC joined three in-ternational competitions and triumphed in all of them: the Festival International de Musical de Cantonigros in Catalonia, Spain where they won First Prize in the Folk Category and Second Prize in the Mixed Category; the 9th Cantemus Internacional Festival in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary where they got the Gold Diploma and Audience Prize; and the  prestigious IV International Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland where they were named one of the six best choirs, mak-
ing them the very rst Asian choir to
make it that far. Upon the group’s return to the Philippines, the Aliw Awards Foundation feted Korus with its highest award, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts also recognized Korus as one of the Ani ng Dangal 2013 awardees. With a brilliant 51-year tradition of compelling interpretations, vibrant choreography, theatrical expressions, eye-catching costumes, and a charisma that is uniquely Filipino, UPCC has
UPCC Brings Christmas Joy to Filipinos Abroad
UP Concert Chorus
Get into the “spirit” of the season dur-ing Spooky Sleepover at the Zoo, and meet animals that wear their colorful costumes all year-round. Your ghostly camp director, Dr. Zoolittle, and his ghoulish experts will greet you at check-in with a slithery animal friend. Make your own personalized treat bag to collect goodies throughout the eve-ning, and take an exclusive bus tour that will introduce you to some scary and strange animals before delivering you to “haunted” Camp Timbuktu, where you and your child can settle down in your tent.After dinner at Camp, kids will “trick or treat” while meeting and touching some spooky animals—if you dare! Back at camp, kids can participate in a costume parade (be sure to bring your costumes!) with prizes and be enter-tained by Dr. Zoolittle’s ghost stories
and snacks around the campre. Those
campers still awake can take an optional night prowl through the Zoo.You’ll wake up to a delicious buffet  breakfast at Sabertooth Grill, overlook-ing Elephant Odyssey, and then watch some of our animals get their Halloween treats. Head home with a souvenir gift and lots of happy memories.
Where:
San Diego Zoo
Cost:
 $139 per adult, $119 per child (ages 4–11), plus Zoo admission for nonmembers.
Reservations:
 Call 619-718-3000.
Duration:
 Overnight
Audience:
Families with children ages 4 and older 
Dates and Times:
4 p.m.–9 a.m.Saturdays, October 19 and 26
San Diego Zoo Spooktacular Sleepover 10/19 & 10/26

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