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Asian Journal November 1, 2013 Edition

Asian Journal November 1, 2013 Edition

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Community News, Asian Journal San Diego, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Digital Edition, MACYS, DIRECTV, M BEAUTY TIME MACHINE DR TESS MAURICIO, MCDONALDS, 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, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Digital Edition, MACYS, DIRECTV, M BEAUTY TIME MACHINE DR TESS MAURICIO, MCDONALDS, 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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Ease of doing business in Philippines improves
New sinkhole in Tagbilaran; nearby residents to evacuate
Philippine All Saints’ Day Memories
“May Mumu”
W
e were going to have a despedida  party at home and so my mom began the  planning. This was the time when our life was settled down and my dad’s differ-ent businesses were boom-ing. We had a Lanzones tree in our backyard that had one bunch of fruit. My mom  planted this tree when she was pregnant with me. It
was the rst thing she added
to the property after acquir-ing it. It took 18 years before this lanzones tree began to
have owers as it is uncom-
mon for this particular tree to even survive in a place like  Novaliches. Most lanzones thrives in the provinces of Laguna, Batangas and some-times Cavite. That is why my mother said we would not  pick the fruits of our tree. We will just look and admire it until it falls off or until it was time for the party. My mom’s cousin Kakang Martin Bau-tista was walking around our  backyard when he spotted the lanzones bunch. He did not hesitate picking it as it was already very ripe. He started eating it and proudly an-nounced to everyone around of his feat. When I realized what had happened I just limped and could not utter a word. I looked at my mother and my siblings who were also mesmerized to what we witnessed. I was so mad but only blamed myself for not  putting up a sign or anything to discouraged anyone who would get close to our lanzo-nes tree. Kakang Martin Bautista is the father of my cousin Rosie Pineda. Her husband, Manuel Pineda was in the business of raising roosters used in cock
ghting. He was Breeder of
the Year several times in the Philippines as well as our other cousin, Fernando Reyes, who has a farm in Lipa City, Batangas. He was also Breed-er of the Year once or twice. Our house and two resi-dential lots including all our  businesses were sold to my uncle Tayong. We were paid twenty thousand pesos equiv-alent to ten thousand dollars as the exchange at that time was two to one. The contract to purchase stipulated that we had the option of buying back our property. The main reason our dad decided to migrate to America was to give us, his children the opportunity for a better life. I always had the  perception that in America, money grows on trees. The other reason is that I was already eighteen. I could no longer be his dependent and I had to earn U.S. citizenship on my own. My dad was also tired of the way the Philippine government was being run. Graft and corruption was everywhere and you had to know someone before you could get served in any of-
ce you go to unless you pay
someone. Hey wait, that is still true today! There is no
change. It is so difcult to
hear someone say, “May I help you?” We were booked on another MSTS ship. This time it was the USNS Gen-eral Patrick. There was one drawback because we were travelling on space availabil-ity only. The spaces for my
(Continued on page 17)
November 1-7, 2013
 
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(Continued on page 17)
Zena Babao
Msgr Gutierrez
Ben Maynigo
 Rodney Garcia: A  Renaissance Man  .. p 6 
(Continued on page 9)(Continued on page 10)
God allows a U-turn .. p 8
(Continued on page 7)(Continued on page 9)
STARBlazers & TOP HATs “Give Back” Awards Gala 2013
(Continued on page 4)
Spa in Cebu named among  world’s best
 My SonsMemories of their Loving Dad  .. p 2
by Quint Ramil, Jr.Chapter 8: Leaving for the U.S.
 Biggest jump among 189 coun-tries in World Bank survey
 by Paolo G. Montecillo, Inquirer.net | MANILA, 10/30/2013 -- Doing business in the Philippines improved
signicantly last year due
to key reforms that made it easier for businesses to get electricity, pay their taxes and secure construction permits, among others.The latest World Bank “Ease of Doing Business” report, which is published an-nually, showed the Philippines  jumped 30 spots to rank 108th in the world. This was the big-gest improvement for any of the 189 countries covered by the report.“The Philippines was the top performer among top  performers. This is the most the Philippines has moved in the 11 years that the ‘Doing Business’ survey has existed,”
World Bank senior nancial
sector specialist Natalya Mylenko said.The country’s rank is the average of its score in the 10 indicators tracked by the World Bank.The World Bank report showed the Philippines made gains in seven of 10 indica-tor measured by the survey. This was a turnaround from the country’s performance the  previous year, when the coun-try slipped in seven of the 10 indicators.
The most signicant jump
was noted in the area of “Re-solving Insolvency” where the Philippines improved by 65 spots to 100th.Gains were also made in Getting Credit (up 43 spots to 86th from 129th), Get-ting Electricity (up 24 places to 33rd from 57th), Paying Taxes (up 12 spots to 131st from 143rd), Trading Across Borders (up to 42nd to 53rd), Dealing with Construction ABS CBN News | MA- NILA, 10/30/2013 – A spa in Cebu has been named by a hotel booking website as one of the best in the world.Agoda.com, which de-scribes itself as Asia’s lead-ing hotel booking site, has included the Balinese-inspired Crimson Resort and Spa Mac-tan as one of the eight “most  by Kim Luces, GMA News | LOOC, Bohol 10/30/2013 -- What once was a gently sloping area in Barangay Anonang, Inabanga, is now a 10-foot-high wall stretching
The Great Wall of Bohol: Earth-quake changes face of land
San Diego, CA October 25, 2013 -- Dr. Loida Nico-las Lewis, Esq., San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Appointments Secretary of
Father and Son, USN Retired: The Life Stories of Quintin Ramil, Sr. & Jr.
 by Ellalyn De Vera, Ma-nila Bulletin | MANILA, Residents of a Tagbilaran City village in Bohol were advised yesterday to immediately evacuate as they are living on top of a newly discovered sinkhole.Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Director Leo Jasareno said they advised the residents to leave the  place as “tension cracks were observed, which could lead to  possible rupture.”The 5-meter by 4-meter wide sinkhole with a depth of 2 meters was discovered after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol last October 15. It is one of 50 sinkholes dis-covered after the quake.Jasareno has not yet re-ceived reports on how many households will be affected  but pointed out that “only a  portion of Purok 7 and 8 in
 
When I was growing up in the Philippines, Halloween or “Todos Los Santos” was a dif- ferent kind of experience. It is a day to remember our loved ones. People go and stay in the cemeteries to visit the graves of their departed relatives or friends, a practice hardly done here in the United States.
 
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
 Publisher & Editor San DiegoAsian Journal The Original and First Asian Journal in America
 
San Diego, California November 2, 2007 
May mumu
 BUNSO:
Tay, may multo daw sa kusina natin?
TATAY:
 Anak, sino naman nagsabi sayo nyan?
BUNSO:
Si ate po!
TATAY:
 Ay nako, wag ka nga magpapaniwala dun! Wala namang multo eh! Ang mabuti  pa samahan mo na lang ako sa kusina, at iinom lang ako ng tubig...
 
Page 2November 1-7, 2013 Asian Journal - (619) 474-0588 Visit our website at http://www.asianjournalusa.com
(Continued on page 6)
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 Law Offices of Chua Tinsay & Vega
www.ctvattys.com
by Atty. Lilli A. Baculi
 Read Atty. Baculi’s previous articles by visiting our website at www.asianjournalusa.com
Light & Shadows 
Read Zena Babao’s previous articles by visiting our website at
www.asianjournalusa.com
by Zena Sultana Babao
By: Lilli Baculi, Esq.
Alien Smuggling is a ground of inad-missibility under the immigration laws of the United States. Under INA 212(a)(6)(E): Any alien who at any time know-ingly encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided any other alien to enter or try to enter the United States in viola-tion of law is inadmissible. Scenario 1. Sergio has an approved I-130 petition and is in the process of obtaining a visa
for himself, as the principal beneciary
of the petition, and his three minor
children, who are derivative benecia-
ries. He was denied his immigrant visa and was deemed inadmissible to enter the United States under INA 212(a)(6)(E) for “alien smuggling” because, to his surprise, a DNA test showed that the three children he was claiming to be his own were not his biological children.
Sergio appears on the birth certicates
of the 3 children. He and the mother of these children are not married, and they have been in an on-and-off relationship for the past 20 years. She never told him that he was not the biological father. He only learned this because of the DNA testing. The U.S. Consulate will not let Sergio even explain the situation or provide evidence to show that he had no idea these children were from another father.Scenario 2.
Julia is a beneciary of an I-130
 petition by his United States citizen daughter, Mariana. Upon investigation during the visa processing stage it was discovered that previously, Julia applied for and was granted a B-2 visitor’s visa to the United States. She also tried to obtain B-2 visa for her son, Daniel, but the application was denied. Thinking she was clever, Julia obtained another  passport for her Daniel using a different name, which was discovered during the interview at the U.S. Embassy. Daniel’s B-2 visa application was denied, and Julia’s previously approved B-2 visa was cancelled. The U.S. Embassy denied Mariana’s mother an Immigrant Visa pursuant to a 212(a)(6)(E) ground of inadmissibility for “alien smuggling.” The Embassy’s letter of denial states that no waiver is available.Scenario 3. Armando has been a Legal Permanent Resident for the past eight years. Last year, he traveled to Mexico and upon his return had his younger sister and nephew with him. While attempting to cross the border in Tijuana, he was sent to secondary inspection where a border
 patrol ofcer began questioning him.
During the questioning he admitted to knowing that his sister and nephew were undocumented and that he was attempting to help them enter the United States using documents belonging to his own children. He is now in deportation  proceedings.Is there any hope for Sergio, Julia, and Armando to be able to overcome their ground of inadmissibility for alien smuggling?A waiver may be available under 212(d)(11) of the Immigration and  Nationality Act in the case of an alien seeking admission as an immediate relative or immigrant . . . if the alien has encouraged, induced, assisted, abet-ted, or aided only an individual who at the time of the offense was the alien’s spouse, parent, son, or daughter (and no other individual) to enter the United States in violation of law.
This would seem to t well with
Julia’s scenario, since she was trying to “smuggle” only an individual who is his son. However, because the 212(d)(11) waiver is limited, neither Sergio nor Armando would be able to use this par-ticular waiver to overcome their ground of inadmissibility. A special note for Scenario 3. Because Armando is a Lawful Perma-nent Resident in deportation proceed-ings, there may be relief(s) available to him that are not similarly available for Sergio and Julia. An immigration attorney specializing in deportation defense would be able to provide the
most benecial advice in Armando’s
situation. Sergio’s family should also consult with an immigration attorney to explore what options there are, if any, for his particular situation.
 Atty. Lilli A. Baculi is an associate attorney with Chua Tinsay & Vega, A  Professional Legal Corporation (CTV) -
a full service law rm with ofces in San
 Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and  Philippines. The information presented in this article is for general informa-tion 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 (619) 955-6277; (415) 495-8088; (916) 509-7280; lbaculi@ctvattys.com.
 Alien Smuggling
MANILA, Oct. 25, 2013— The Catholic Church’s social action is inten-sifying efforts to provide relief to areas  badly affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol province. Caritas Philippines launched its massive relief operations this week to
at least ve towns with “least served”
affected residents with P14.2 million funds from Caritas Internationalis. Currently based in Rome, Caritas In-ternationalis is a global confederation of 165 Catholic organizations working in humanitarian emergencies and interna-tional development. The agency said it will provide tempo-rary shelters, food and non-food items to
at least 21,750 direct beneciaries in the
towns of Maribojoc, Inabanga, Carmen, Danao and Sagbayan. The Caritas Philippines, also known as the National Secretariat for Social Action (Nassa), will lead the response and manage the overall coordination of the project. The social action centers of the dio-ceses of Tagbilaran and Talibon, how-ever, will implement the interventions in municipalities under their jurisdictions.
On eld, the Nassa provides the tech-
nical assistance and its partner Caritas organizations: UK-based Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and the US-based Catholic Relief Services.  Nassa said the goal is to ensure that the services “adhere to the internation-ally recognized minimum standards”. “The main priority at the moment, as families slowly cope from their trauma, is to provide temporary shelters while making ends meet,” Nassa said. “While aftershock was still being felt, the affected communities continue to deal with the challenges of having to re- build their lives in the face of great loss  both in lives and resources,” it said. Right after the 7.2-magnitude temblor last Oct. 15, Nassa immediately remit-ted P400, 000 to the affected dioceses through its Lenten fund-raising drive for emergency relief purposes called Alay Kapwa. At least 198 people were killed when the earthquake struck on some parts of Central Visayas, according to the  National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Authorities said more than three mil-lion people, from around 39 cities and municipalities, were affected by the earthquake. The NDRRMC reported that 5,992 families are housed in 51 refugee
centers, and a rst estimate of damage
to infrastructure, hospitals, houses and heritage sites amount to P75.2 million. Families displaced by the earthquake and continuing aftershocks are cramped in evacuation centers with limited access to potable water and sanitation facilities. Many areas, particularly in Bohol, which is now under a state of calamity, still don’t have electricity and lack sup- ply of potable water. “Food and shelter supplies are dwin-dling and many markets are still closed,”  Nassa added. (CBCPNews)
Church steps up relief efforts for quake-victims
By Zena Sultana Babao
M
y husband Narrie, widely known as Grandmaster Narrie Babao, touched the lives of so many people, especially in the Martial Arts world. He left a lasting impression for a lifetime to remember. We laid him to rest at the Miramar  National Cemetery Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, on his birthday. He would have been 68.
His Memorial/Celebration of Life was unforgettable and emotional for all who witnessed it, none more so than for our three sons – Narrison, Jack, and Kris – who all delivered touching eulogies. All three followed in the footsteps of their father, my bellowed husband. The very special salute and tribute that our sons, and our past and present students, mas-
My Sons’ Memories of their Loving Dad
 Narrie and Zena
 
Page 3 Asian Journal - (619) 474-0588 Visit our website at http://www.asianjournalusa.comNovember 1-7, 2013
 Business
GMA News | MANILA, 9/30/2013 --  Nationalist entrepreneurs are needed to move the Philippine economy forward, former Finance Secretary Salvador Enriquez said in an interview with GMA  News Online over the weekend.“The economic success of any given society depends on the development of entrepreneurs,” he said, adding that entrepreneurial skills have much to do with the “creation of things of value [goods or services] that people need... which makes these [things] essentially good.”The absence of [good value] in entrepreneurship would bring about “lokohan, dengoyan, and why we have situations involving loss of billions of  pesos, now being associated to a case like that of Janet Lim-Napoles.”Also, he said creativity, daring (or faith in the things we do), communitar-ian spirit, and hard work are some of the elements that must be present in Filipino entrepreneurship.“If you dedicate your efforts to the good of the many, you will soon real-ize that people will patronize you, and you will become wealthy and make the country rich,” he said.Self-reliance is also important. “Hindi ka puwedeng tamad o pala asa,” he added.He recalled that early on in his life, when he was nine or 10 years old, he had to beg or even forcibly position himself among men queuing so he could  buy two packs of Japanese cigarette  brands Akebono or May Blossom.As a boy, he would travel stretches of dirt roads of Bocaue and Pulilan in Bulacan province to peddle his mer-chandise. He and his father would also sell “binilot na sigarilyo” – the local counterpart of the Japanese brands. This was his start, the element of daring and hard work and self-reliance.He recalls that in his twenties, he was already an accountant, he went to the United States not to be employed but to do business. There he traded and for-warded goods and deliveries for fellow Filipinos to the Philippines.“We can change our lives by changing our attitudes,” he said. — Fernando dela Cruz /LBG, GMA News
 Former Secretary Salvador En-riquez.
Wanted: Nationalist entreps to move PHL economy forward
by Gawad Kalinga USA@ GK1World.com
 Named after the place of its origin, Bulacan’s Barangay Encanto—which connotes images of the supernatural and magical in Filipino—the Enchanted Farm is the canvas for Gawad Kalinga’s second phase of the 2024 road map to end poverty in the Philippines. Once idle and unproductive, the area is being transformed into a landscape of vast  potential that will sustain communities
for generations to come. The rst of 24
CSI sites around the Philippines, The Enchanted Farm in Bulacan follows a template that fuses three different concepts.
The rst concept is a Village Univer-
sity for sustainable community develop-
 Moving the PHL Economy Forward via Social Entrepreneurship: #SBSummit  #GK10th
GK Enchanted Farm
ment where classrooms are connected to communities. An ideal site for any university student, the Enchanted Farm will expose students on how to start social enterprises and communities from the ground-up attracting students from all sorts of disciplines. Young children will come to the farm to learn and ap- preciate the growth of plant and animal life through explorer parties and camps. Residents of the GK village will be ex- posed to social entrepreneurship that can open a world of opportunities locally and globally.The second component of The Enchanted Farm is a Silicon Valley for social entrepreneurship where young entrepreneurs are provided a supportive  business ecosystem and an enabling en-vironment to help them launch Filipino  brands. Fifty of the most innovative social enterprises in the Philippines will not only be conveniently located on the Enchanted Farm to showcase their brands, but will also share in the resources of the farm and facilities.The third component is a Disneyland for social tourism in which visitors from other parts of the Philippines and
abroad can get a rst-hand experience
of the Gawad Kalinga community, and gain insight to the social problems that face millions of Filipinos. Through the magical stories of the Enchanted Farm, enchanting not only through stories of fairy tales of duwendes (Filipino for elf) but also real life experiences, tour-ists can see how dreams can become a reality in a nation where its people were
once provoked to nd solutions and
greener pastures elsewhere.Setting the tone for innovation and  possibility in the Philippines, The En-chanted Farm is a development that will forever change the future of a nation consistently promised a better tomorrow  but perpetually waiting for that day to come. A new dawn has arrived and it will continue to take shape in Barangay Encanto, at The Enchanted Farm.
GK Enchanted Farm 2013 Social Business Summit  Dylan Wilk at #SBSummit 

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