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Miriam on Ombudsman ruling: There's a God after all

June 13-19, 2014
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Msgr. Gutierrez
Ang Pagbabalik
ng Balitaktakang
FilKanoy - p. 14
(Continued on page 6)
Philippines rocks global
‘investment olympics’
Dr. Ofelia Dirige Rudy Liporada
Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., hugged Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile
and Senator Jinggoy Estrada after delivering a privilege speech during ple-
nary session on Monday afternoon. SENATE PRIB/Alex Nuevaespaña
Enrile: I’m ready to die in jail
Aquino: No need for entertainer-
(Continued on page 15)
(Continued on page 6)
Strategic Plan &
Business Plan - p. 4
The Father’s True
Love - p. 8
(Continued on page 7)
(Continued on page 6)
Ten Reasons Why College Students Consider
Joining a Rotaract Club
As we celebrate our 108th Independence Day Anniversary today, we are aware of the fact that the
Philippines is being run like hell by the Filipinos, and we do not like it.

By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
Publisher & Editor
San Diego Asian Journal
The Original and First Asian Journal In America
(Author’s note: This article was written 8 years ago
but still rings a bell today)
San Diego, California
June 12, 2006
Happy Philippine Independence Day?
Our Life and Times
oday, June 12, 2006, is the 108th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Inde-
The Filipinos’ struggle for independence, frst from Spain, which colonized the
country in the sixteenth century, was a heroic saga. It was one for the books, one that de-
picted courage, bravery, patriotism, and martyrdom of our Filipino revolutionary heroes.
It started with the defeat and killing of Ferdinand Magellan, the discoverer of the Philip-
pines, in Mactan, Cebu by the legendary Filipino chieftain Lapu-lapu.
Many centuries had passed until near the end of the 19th century when the Filipino
revolutionaries led by “The Great Plebian,” Andres Bonifacio, and later by General Emilio
Aguinaldo, defeated the Spanish forces. But as fate would have it, Spain lost to the Ameri-
cans in the Spanish-American war, resulting in the ceding of the Philippines by the Spanish
government to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.
Hence, after they had declared the country’s independence in 1898, the heroic Filipino
rebels had to contend with the occupying American forces and their advanced military
might, resulting in their inevitable defeat. It was said that the atrocities committed by the
American forces in the Philippines at the turn of the century were far worse than the ones
they committed in Vietnam.

Like hell….

After ffty years under the Americans, the Filipinos, led by Manuel L. Quezon, the frst president of the Philippine Com-
monwealth, sought the country’s independence from the United States.
Quezon, was quoted to have said: “I would prefer a country run like hell by the Filipinos over one that is run like
heaven by the Americans.”
At the time and decades after he said it, Quezon was lauded for his courage and nationalism. But if he were alive and
would say it today, the present-day Filipinos would meet him with resounding protest.
For as we celebrate our 108th Independence Day anniversary today, we are aware of the fact that the Philippines is
ABS CBN News | MA-
NILA, 6/9/2014 - Senator
Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday
said he has packed his things
and is ready for his arrest and
The 90-year-old Enrile,
who is accused of plunder in
the multibillion-peso pork
barrel scam, also said that he
is ready to die in jail.
"Why should I resist? I am
a lawyer. I know the process.
Why should I resist? I have
no reason to resist," he told
reporters, when asked about
the impending arrest warrant
that could be served on him
and 2 other senators tagged in
the scam.
"I have been prepared
since several days ago. I have
ABS CBN News | MA-
NILA, 6/5/2014 - "There is a
God, after all."
This is how Senator
Miriam Defensor Santiago
responded after the Offce of
the Ombudsman denied the
motions for reconsideration
fled by three senators who
are facing plunder and graft
Ombudsman Conchita
Carpio Morales issued three
separate Joint Orders all dated
June 4, 2014, denying the
MRs fled by Senators Juan
Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada
and Ramon "Bong" Revilla
Jr., Janet Lim Napoles, and
other co-respondents in the
pork barrel scam cases.
She said she found that
the motions "carry verbatim
repetitions of the issues and
claims raised" by respondents
in their respective counter-
Santiago, who has been
engaged in a bitter word war
with Enrile, said she had
already predicted last month
that the Ombudsman would
reject the three senators' mo-
"As a former RTC judge, I
take the humble opinion that
the separate motions did not
present any new evidence or
any new argument. Therefore,
like most courts do with pro
forma motions for recon-
sideration, the Ombudsman
should consider them as sham,
dilatory, and frivolous," she
said earlier.
The next step now is for
the Ombudsman to fle the
complaints in the Sandigan-
bayan court, she said, which
would then trigger the issu-
ance of warrants of arrest
against the accused.
The law provides that plun-
der is a non-bailable crime.
Santiago believes the three
senators will run once more to
the Supreme Court and maybe
to other forums as well to de-
lay the criminal proceedings.
"Any boasting on the part
of the accused is just whis-
tling in the dark. For example,
Enrile said that he might
represent himself. Everybody
knows that a lawyer who rep-
resents himself is a fool."
by Doris Dumlao | Inquirer.
net | MANILA, 7/9/2014 --
They topped the national level
investment research challenge
held earlier this year, earn-
ing the right to represent the
Philippines in the regional
and global levels, which they
likewise aced.
It didn’t matter that they
hailed from a country with a
smaller capital market. This
team of fve fnancial wiz kids
from the University of the
Philippines-Diliman proved
Artwork credit: http://www.offciallyphilippines.com
by Ernie Delfn, Founder-
Charter President, Global Kalinga
e-Rotary Club.
Email: ernie.delfn@gmail.com
TIES: Rotaract Club offers a natural
“networking” environment be-
tween the members of Rotary Clubs and
members (college students) of Rotaract
Clubs It can also serve as a mentoring
venue where successful professionals
and businesspeople can share their pro-
fessional and business experiences with
the members of the Rotaract.
opens worldwide connection with other
Rotaract Clubs as there are over 32,000
Philstar.com | MANILA,
6/12/2014 -- On Indepen-
dence Day, President Benigno
Aquino III took a swipe at
the personalities charged with
plunder over the pork barrel
In his speech in Naga City,
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Legal Buzz
Law Offces of Chua Tinsay & Vega
by Atty. Aurora Vega-Buzon Esq.
Read Atty. Aurora Vega’s previous articles by visiting
our website at www.asianjournalusa.com
Our Life & Times
Read Sim Silverio’s previous articles by visiting our
website at www.asianjournalusa.com
by Simeon G. Silverio Jr.
A Monthly Forum hosted by and for the Fili-
pino American Community of San Diego
Read the Asian Journal digital edition on
Happy Philippine Independence Day?
being run like hell by the Filipinos, and
we do not like it. This is why millions
of our countrymen, including myself,
have sought the safety and haven of the
United States where we started all over
again as naturalized American citizens.
Millions more want to come over here
and give up their Filipino citizenships,
but they could not do so because of
quota restrictions imposed by the United
States’ immigration laws. In fact, during
the seventies, a movement advocating
American statehood for the Philippines
enjoyed tremendous support. The prob-
lem is, the decision on whether the Phil-
ippines can be part of the United States
rested not in the hands of the Filipinos
but in those of the American people.

Modern-day Jew
All over the world, millions of Fili-
pinos will be celebrating their Indepen-
dence Day, since the Filipinos, as one
writer has observed, is a “modern-day
Jew”. They are like people without a
country, scattered and roaming all over
the world in search of a good life.
These Filipinos left their country not
by choice, but by force of circumstance.
They are in search of better means of
livelihood to secure the future of their
family, especially their children. This is
due to the lack of economic opportuni-
ties in the Philippines. Hence, despite
their college education, many are work-
ing as domestic maids and baby sitters
in countries like Hong Kong, Korea,
Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait and others.
And to think that before the Sec-
ond World War, the Philippines was
economically ahead of these countries.
Korea was a war-torn country, which
we aided during its civil war. Vietnam
suffered from decades of civil war and is
now more productive than the Philip-
pines. I am dismayed to see Oriental
food products like fsh sauces that have
Filipino words like “Kabayan (country-
man)” as their brand names, only to read
in small letters that they are “Made in
Today, the Philippines is at the brink
of a civil war after the revelations of al-
leged cheatings in the national elections.
In this modern day and age, the results
of the canvassing is still being contested
due to the bickering and partisanship of
the politicians. It is now easy to change
political power in the Philippines sans
elections. All one needs to have is
enough money to pay people to gather
in one area and declare a “People Power

Graft and corruption are ingrained
in the very soul of the Filipinos. One
Filipino columnist, Neal H. Cruz of
the Philippine Daily Inquirer, pointed
out the fact that the Filipino senators
and congressmen awarded themselves
millions of pesos worth of pork barrel
funds, despite the fact that their primary
duty is to legislate laws and not admin-
ister government projects. The legisla-
tors reasoned that they do not want the
mayors and governors monopolize the
granting of favors to their constituents,
a far cry from the practice here in the
United States.
And how do the solons make money
out of their pork barrel funds? Cruz said
that they simply get thirty to ffty per-
cent cut from the overprized basketball
courts, community health clinics, roads
and other projects they will sponsor with
their pork barrel money. This explains
why those projects are destroyed easily
by a minor typhoon. It is also the reason
why these high-living government
offcials, despite their modest salaries
and expensive election campaigns, can
afford to have luxurious mansions and
send their kids to schools abroad.

Grafters’ rationale
A friend of mine, Percival Cruz,
explained the rationale of many grafters
in the Philippines this way:
“Everyone in the Philippines knows
there is corruption. It is a way of life.
Politicians justify it so they can have
money to give to the poor. Bureaucrats
justify it in the spirit of distributing the
wealth (everyone is entitled to a 'decent'
livelihood). The clerks and the low-paid
people say they need it to survive. Presi-
dent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo justifes
it so that the qualifed can stay in power
and preserve law and order.”
Cruz, (Percival, not Neal), believes
that “Filipinos overseas who have left
the Philippines for the simple reason
that they did not want to be a part of
the web of corruption and who have
convinced themselves that there are
other ways of living other than corrup-
tion seem the only group that can stop
”The problem is that nobody or no-
body of importance has been prosecuted
for corruption. Should Erap (former
Philippine President Joseph Estrada)
be convicted, he'd be the frst big fsh
to fall. But there should be a relentless
drive to bring corrupt offcials to court
and in jail. That process would entail a
lot of money, a lot of guts -- because the
powerful politicians can use their stolen
money to have their pursuers killed, and
Percy Cruz further suggests, “There
should be a foundation of overseas
Filipinos that will fund lawsuits against
corrupt offcials. The lawyers to handle
the cases should be paid well, should be
young and fearless, and patriotic. We
have contemporaries who fought the
establishment and lost their lives in the
process. Now, let's bring the fght to the
courts and fund these young, idealistic
lawyers who are willing to die for a
good cause.”
I believe, however, that prosecut-
ing the corrupt offcials is not enough.
Although we keep repeating the quote
“Justice delayed, is justice denied,” it
keeps falling on our deaf ears. While a
court case could be settled in a matter
of months in the United States, it will
take years, if not a lifetime for one to
be decided in the Philippines. This is
why the members of the Marcos family,
despite the overwhelming evidence
against them, are scot-free to this day.
They will surely remain free forever and
the cases against them will simply be,
as a movie title would say, “gone with
the wind.” This is because the moneyed
accused could simply bribe the judges
and prosecutors to delay their cases
to eternity. I should know. When I got
married in 1979, I sued Silahis Hotel for
its failure to deliver my wedding cake
to my wedding reception as we have
agreed upon. I won in the lower court,
and up to now, twenty-seven years later,
with my kids grown up, the case is still
being appealed and far from settled.
This is because a typical case in the
Philippines is only being heard once a
month, and with the frequent postpone-
ments due to the inability of the parties
in the case to attend a hearing or a ses-
sion, it will certainly take forever for a
case to be terminated. I therefore think
that the frst thing that should be done
is to enact a law requiring cases to be
heard every day and settled no later than
four to six months!
In the meantime, as we mark the anni-
versary of Philippine Independence, we
are not sure whether we should celebrate
or grieve. Preferring a country run like
hell by the Filipinos? Mr. President,
speak for yourself! - AJ
By: Aurora Vega-Buzon
SAN DIEGO, 6/13/2014 -- Secretary
of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson an-
nounced on June 5, 2014, the process
for renewing enrolment in the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
program of the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS).
USCIS will now accept and process
renewal requests for DACA from those
who have been previously granted
deferred action; as well continue to
Homeland Security Announces
New Process For DACA Renewals
process initial requests from frst time
applicants who have not been previously
granted DACA.
Since the frst DACA approvals will
expire this coming September 2014,
USCIS is encouraging applicants to fle
DACA renewal requests as early as 120
days before the expiry of their DACA to
avoid any lapse in the period of deferral
and employment authorization.
We have written about DACA several
times in the past but as a refresher,
DACA is a discretionary determina-
tion to defer removal action against
an individual who came to the United
States as a child. Deferred action is an
act of prosecutorial discretion and is
granted for a period of two years, sub-
ject to renewal. Although DACA does
not confer lawful status, an individual
granted DACA is allowed to remain in
the United States for the 2-year deferral
period and is also given employment
authorization for a period of two years.
An individual who has not previously
requested, but who meets the criteria
below, may also fle a DACA request for
the frst time. You may request initial
DACA if:
- On June 15, 2012, you: (1) Were
under 31 years old; (2) Were physically
present in the United States; and (3)
Had no lawful status; and
- At the time of fling your application,
you: (1) Have resided continuously in
the United States since June 15, 2007;
(2) Had come to the United States
before your 16th birthday; (3) Were
physically present in the United States;
and (4) Are in school, have graduated
from high school in the United States,
or have a GED; or (5) Are an honorably
discharged veteran of the Coast Guard
or Armed Forces of the United States
You may request renewal DACA if
you continue to meet the initial criteria
and the following additional guidelines:
You did not depart the United States
on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without
advance parole;
You have continuously resided in the
United States since you submitted your
DACA request that was approved; and
you have not been convicted of a
felony, a signifcant misdemeanor or
three or more misdemeanors, and do
not otherwise pose a threat to national
security or public safety.
You must also be at least 15 y/o or
older to request DACA, unless you
are currently in removal proceedings
or have a fnal removal or voluntary
departure order. Thus, as an exception,
you may request for DACA if you are
under 15 y/o under 3 circumstances: if
you are currently in proceedings in the
Immigration Court; or the Immigration
Court has issued a fnal order of removal
against you; or you have been granted
voluntary departure by the Immigration
Applications for both initial and
renewal DACA must use the new form
I-821 D. Application fee is $465.00 in-
clusive of the biometric (fngerprinting)
fees. Fee exemptions are available but
only in very limited circumstances, and
exemptions must be fled and approved
before fling the DACA request. Con-
sult an immigration attorney to fnd out
if you are eligible for initial or renewal
DACA, especially if you have any prior
arrest/s or conviction/s.
Atty. Aurora Vega-Buzon is a partner
in Chua Tinsay & Vega, A Professional
Legal Corporation (CTV) - a full service
law frm with offces in San Francisco,
San Diego, Sacramento and the Philip-
pines. 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 (619) 955-6277; (415)
495-8088; auvega@ctvattys.com.
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special purchases, services, macys.com. Cannot be combined with any
savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a
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Health and Wellness
Email: saldanadental@yahoo.com
website: www.saldanadental.com
by Dr. Ofelia Dirige
Founder, President & CEO Kalusugan
Community Services. www.flamwellness.org
Contemporary Asian
American Issues
Join Anne Hoiberg as she discusses
a signifcant topic, violence against
women in the home and in the commu-
nity, and how we as a community can
work together to bring these issues to a
LOCATION: Women's Museum of
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California, Liberty Station, Barracks 16.
FREE Refreshments will be served.
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CA 92106. Phone: 619 233-7963
JUNE 18th, 6:00 PM
Stopping Violence Against Women!
Kalusugan Community Services had
been conducting “Strategic Planning”
every three years beginning 2001 before
it embarked in building the Filipino
American Wellness Center in 2002.
There had been three other strategic
planning meetings after that and the
latest was in 2010 to 2013. Because
we just completed the last one, this
year we are developing a 5-year plan
for the years 2015 to 2019. There had
been many changes in the organization,
community and environment that it is
essential to consider these in our future
mission and plans.
The previous four articles in Asian
Journal detailed what a Strategic Plan
is. It defned what it is and the process
that is usually followed to achieve this
purpose. It starts with an assessment of
the organization’s accomplishments and
analysis of its strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats (SWOT).
Based on the data, the mission, goals
and objectives of the organization is
formulated. At this moment we are still
in the process of collecting data for the
SWOT analysis.
“Often and ideally, business planning
will follow strategic planning. A strate-
gic plan should determine organizational
priorities, set direction and establish
goals. A business plan will contain
program operation details.”
Our Business Plan usually follows
a Strategic Plan so they are different
from each other. A Strategic plan guides
mission fulfllment by articulating goals,
actions steps and resources. It is a tool
that helps our organization focus its
energy, to ensure that members of the
organization are working towards the
same goals, to assess and adjust the
organization’s direction in response to
the changing environment. A business
plan is typically focused on the actions
and investment necessary to generate
income from a specifc program or ser-
vice. A strategic plan are road maps that
guide an organization forward, answer-
ing questions about mission and values
as well as the result the organization
wants to achieve in the area of program,
management/operations, sustainability
and governance. A business plan, on the
other hand, are specifc to a particular
client and determine the nature of the
product and service , operational details,
fnancial projections and risk analysis. It
is different from an “Operating plan” or
“Work plan” that shows an organization
how to coordinate tasks to deliver on its
goals and include great detail about time
frames and roles, usually for a one year
Big picture thinking about the social
and organizational future, and decisions
about how to realize an organization’s
mission with specifc goals, objectives,
strategies, and resources—and involve
stakeholders in the process.
Operationalization with the purpose to
ensure fnancial success, guide perfor-
mance and ensure sustainability of the
organization/venture as a vehicle for
achieving larger goals.
1.Vision and Mission- desired future
2. Defnition of current situation-
needs analysis, scan of external environ-
ment, stakeholder engagement.
3. Goals, Objectives, Theory of
change-outcomes (long range & inter-
mediate), and intentions for the impact
on desired future.
4. Values or philosophy- principles or
values that guide mission fulfllment.
5. Program Plans- effective action
strategies, well suited to the organiza-
6. Resource Development- policies,
principles, practices for generating
revenue matched to goals/values.
7. Partnerships, alliances- included
with defnition of situation, program
plans, resource development.
8. Success measures- Outcome and
1. Defnition of the venture-Identify
program, product, operational activities
and impact.
2. Market Analysis- customers,
constituents; needs and opportunities;
scale; reach or absorption; competitive
3. Staffng and Management- struc-
ture, responsibilities including experi-
ence, skills and
4. Time frames, benchmarks- for per-
forming and and evaluating work.
5. Financial requirements- initial
capital, cash fow, restricted revenue,
record keeping.
6. Revenue projections- break-even
point, proftability, reinvestment or
7. Marketing Plans- customer/con-
stituent relations, pricing, distribution,
public affairs, media relations,
8. Analysis of risks- current and
potential mitigation strategies.
Why should one do a Business Plan?
Is it not enough to just have a Strategic
“Business planning can have a
signifcant impact on the success and
mission of a nonproft organization.”---
A Beinhacker & C. Massarsky.
Here are some reasons to use a busi-
ness planning process:
To determine if the organization’s
direction makes sense based on mission
and money.
To arrange strategic alliances, mergers
or other restructuring.
To obtain bank fnancing- perhaps for
cash fow.
To obtain investment funds- such as
venture philanthropy funds.
To obtain large contracts but services
and also for training or organizing.
To attract key employees; and
To motivate and focus your leader-
ship/management team.
“ Strategy and business planning are
just logic applied to the running of an
Strategic Plan and Business Plan
organization.” ---Kay Plantes
“ I don’t want people to think they can
develop a business plan if they don’t
have clarity about who they are and
what are going to be the smartest, most
effcient, effective approaches.”---- M.
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by Atty. Rogelio Karagdag, Jr.
Member, State Bar of California &
Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Phil - Am
Law 101
“Hottest Southern
California Compa-
nies” Announced
by Lead411
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29,
Lead411 (http://www.lead411.com)
releases its 5th Annual “Hottest South-
ern California Companies” list for 2014.
For over 13 years, Lead411’s technol-
ogy and research team scours the web
daily to fnd information about fast
growing companies. Each day they
are looking at press releases and news
stories like venture fnancings, company
launches, hiring plans, etc. This has
given Lead411 insight on the hottest
companies in the US, hence the awards.
Industry Recognition:
Over the past fve years the awards
have received increasingly more
recognition and respectability. This is
primarily due to the fact that some very
successful startups were included in the
earlier lists. Previous winners like Yam-
mer, GlassDoor, Hubspot, Eventbrite
and Marketo promoted their inclusion
on their sites, blogs and social outlets.
About the Awardees:
First, all companies must be in either
the Software, Wireless, Hardware, Inter-
net, or Media industry, a privately held
organization, and be within Southern
California. From there, each company
must meet one or more of the following
100% increase in revenues over the
past 2 years OR $1M+ in funding in the
past 2 years.
This particular list originally started
with over 1605 companies and it has
been narrowed down to the top 64.
“Our 2014 award winners might be
our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue,
CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is
no better time to be a tech entrepreneur.
There are so many startups succeeding
right now and it is refected in these
List of Company Names:
3D Robotics Inc, Ad Hoc Labs,
Anametrix, Aroundwire.com, BioNano
Genomics, Inc., Chrome River Tech-
nologies, Inc., ClubLocal, deviantART,
Digital Arbitrage Inc., DreamHost, DTT
Inc., ecoATM, Embarke, Emotient, Ev-
eryone Counts, FilmTrack, Freshdesk,
Fuhu Inc., Gobbler, HG Data Company,
HouseCall, Independa Inc., Invoca,
JukinMedia, Kyriba, LogicMonitor Inc.
Machinima Inc., Maker Studios, Mar-
ketShare, MD Revolution, MicroPower
Technologies, NewCrafted, On-Ramp
Wireless, OpenX, OUYA, PacketVideo,
PatientSafe Solutions Inc., Payoff.
com, Pipelinersales, Plug DJ, Prevoty,
Quarterly Co., Quippi, Ranker, redIT,
ScoreBig.com, SmartDrive, Snapchat,
Snaptracs Inc., SOA Software, Solar-
Flare Communications Inc., SpinMe-
dia, TakeLessons, Tapiture, Tealium,
TeleSign Corporation, textPlus, Tongal,
We have been waiting for the Supreme
Court to make its ruling in the case of
Scialabba vs De Osorio. The ruling
came out yesterday (June 9), and it frus-
trated a lot of immigrant families.
When the Child Status Protection
Act (CSPA) was passed in 2002, our
lawmakers envisioned that it would stop
immigrating families from breaking up.
Children were being left behind because
they had reached the age of 21, which
disqualifed them from joining their par-
ents in immigrating to the United States.
Most of the children are nephews and
nieces, and grandchildren of petitioners.
The main issue in De Osorio is, are
nephews, nieces and grandchildren – if
they age out -- entitled to use the origi-
nal priority date of their parents?
Had the answer been yes, the aged-
out children would have tremendously
beneftted from having an early priority
date. In most cases, they could already
rejoin their parents in the U.S. in just a
matter of months.
We have read the De Osorio deci-
sion. To its credit, the Supreme Court,
through Justice Kagan, used easily
understandable language to explain the
case. However, the rationale appears to
be a little bit strained. Basically, what
it says is that nephews, nieces and chil-
dren cannot use their parents’ original
priority date because they do not have a
qualifying relationship with the original
sponsor. In other words, the law does
not allow an uncle to petition for his
niece or nephew, or for a grandfather to
petition for his grandchild.
The Supreme Court limited the use
of their parents’ original priority dates
to only two categories of aged-out
A child for whom an F2A petition
was fled by her parent. Example: An
immigrant fles an F2A petition for his
18-year old son. If the son ages out, the
petition will be converted to F2B – with
longer waiting time – but with the same
priority date.
A child who is a derivative benef-
ciary of an F2A petition. Example: An
immigrant fles an F2A petition for his
wife. If the son turns 21, his father can
fle another petition for him, this time
under the F2B category. Again, the F2B
petition will use the priority date of his
wife’s F2A petition.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court
said that the following aged-out children
cannot use the original priority date:
A child who is a derivative benef-
ciary under an F-1 petition. Example:
U.S. citizen father fles petition for his
son who is over 21. The son is unmar-
ried but has a child (grandchild), who
becomes a derivative benefciary of the
F-1 petition. If the grandchild turns 21,
he is excluded from the petition. His
father, the principal benefciary, can fle
a separate petition for him under F2B
after he immigrates to the U.S.
A child who is a derivative benef-
ciary under an F-3 petition. Example:
U.S. citizen father fles petition for his
married son. The son is unmarried but
has a child (grandchild), who becomes
a derivative benefciary of the F-3 peti-
tion. Again, if the grandchild turns 21,
he is excluded from the petition. His
father, the principal benefciary, can fle
a separate petition for him under F2B
after he immigrates to the U.S.
A child who is a derivative benef-
ciary of an F-4 petition. Example: U.S.
citizen sister fles petition for his brother
(married or unmarried, same effect). The
brother has a son who becomes a deriva-
tive benefciary of the F-4 petition. If the
nephew turns 21, he is excluded from
the petition. His father, the principal
benefciary, can fle a separate petition
for him under F2B after he immigrates
to the U.S.
Unfortunately, there is no appeal from
the Supreme Court. What we can only
do now is try to understand the decision,
its effect on us, and how to better cope
up with the situation in the future. Of
course, since the Supreme Court was
merely interpreting the law, all this will
change if Congress enacts a better law
that is clear in its language and leaves
no room for doubtful interpretation. The
De Osorio decision emphasizes the need
for Congress to pass the long-awaited
immigration reform law.
Atty. Rogelio Karagdag, Jr. is licensed
to practice law in both California and
the Philippines. He practices immigra-
tion law in San Diego and has continu-
ously been a trial and appellate attorney
in the Philippines since 1989. He travels
between San Diego and Manila. His
offce is located at 10717 Camino Ruiz,
Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92126. He
also has an offce in the Philippines at
Unit 1718, Manila Executive Regency,
1200 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila,
with telephone numbers (02)554-0412
& (02)5221199. Please call (858)348-
7475 or email him at rkaragdag@at-
tyimmigration.com. He speaks Tagalog
fuently. Articles written in this column
are not legal advice but are hypotheti-
cals intended as general, non-specifc
legal information. Readers must seek
legal consultation before taking any
legal steps.
Sad news for aged-out children
– Divided Supreme Court limits
CSPA coverage I
t’s Father’s Day once
again, and many of us
treat our dads to brunch,
lunch or dinner or hand them
gifts. For those whose father
is away, a phone call will do.
For those whose fathers have
gone to the great beyond,
such as in my case, I instead
remember him in my prayers
and express my unending
gratitude for the life he and
my mother had granted me.
A friend of mine, Richard Jensen,
once said I am lucky for being able to
write my life stories that I can pass on to
my children and future generations.
“You will live forever,” he said, per-
haps in a rather exaggerated way.
Writing about my life, according to
him, is like preserving my brain long
after I am gone. Perhaps in the distant
future, people would discover how to
decipher what is in it. But since I’ve al-
ready published most of my thoughts in
books, there is no reason for me to wish
that someday mankind can do so. They
are already immortalized in my books.
But anyone can also do the same. He
can just simply write his thoughts that
can be read and understood in the future.
One good exercise, or one way to start
the process, is for us to write about our
fathers, if only to show our appreciation
for them on this Father’s Day.
So how do you remember your dad?
Go in front of the computer and start
typing your memories about him. That
might be the best birthday gift you can
have for your father, whether he is dead
or alive. The gift of capturing your
thoughts about your dad for your chil-
dren, grandchildren and the rest of your
family is perhaps the greatest and lasting
present one can give.
Earliest Memory
My earliest memory of my father,
Simeon Cervantes Silverio, was perhaps
during the mid-1950s when we lived
on Pepin Street, Sampaloc, Manila. He
would go home for lunch and take his
siesta before returning to work in his
printing press in Quiapo, Manila. He
would take the jeepney from Dapitan
Street to Quiapo for a 5-cent, 20-minute
ride. At an early age, I realized I wanted
to be an entrepreneur, have my own
business and be my own boss just like
my father. As a result, I could take off
anytime I wanted to, just as he would.
He would, however, make up by stay-
ing late, maybe until 7, sometimes 10,
unlike the hourly employees who check
out at 5, for it was in his best interest
to work hard; otherwise, his business
would not survive.
When he was ten years old, his
mother, Leonila, died. They were living
in Quingua, Bulacan. It would later be
renamed “Plaridel,” the pen name of
its most famous son, the revolutionary
writer and hero, Marcelo Del Pilar. Just
a few years ago, I asked my surviv-
ing aunts, who were already in their
nineties, about the circumstances of our
grandmother’s death.
“We were affuent then,” Tiya (Aun-
tie) Aning, recalled. “My mother was a
very enterprising woman. She had a lot
of businesses. A lot of people owed her
But when she died suddenly, her
children were not able to collect them
as they were no records available. Our
grandmother lent money through word
of honor. Many debtors did not come
forward to admit they owed the family
money, for it was a convenient excuse to
avoid paying the debts.
Only child
Their father, Solomon, was an only child
and somewhat spoiled. He held a steady
job as an inspector in a government water
agency and was assigned to different towns.
He liked to gamble. One time, when he
was staying with us during a brownout, we
caught him cheating. His excuse? He was
just “showing us the tricks of the trade”. He
would go home to his family once in a while.
Because of this, my father, the eldest, and his
three younger sisters were placed in the care
of their maternal grandmother Inta when
their mom passed away.
My great grandmother Inta, already a
widow at that time, was enterprising like
her daughter. She was a rice dealer, and
whenever she did not have enough rice for
their meal, she would ask my dad to get one
spoonful of rice from each of the sacks of
rice in their storage. That way, they would
have enough for their meal, without the
customers noticing that the sacks of rice they
were buying were one spoonful less. I would
imagine my dad was pampered like his fa-
ther, with his three younger sisters attending
to his needs.
One of his fondest memories as a child
was eating pan de sal (dinner roll) with
condensed milk.
“I felt like being in heaven,” he would
tell us.
My grandfather eventually remarried and
had six more children. He was widowed
again, and his second set of children was
placed in the care of his second wife’s
sister. Afew years later, he married a girl in
Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, with whom he had fve
children. All in all, he had 15 children (there
was an illegitimate girl as well), my father
being the eldest. Eventually, the children
from the frst two families reunited and lived
under one roof. That had been the tradition
and strength of the clan. Despite having dif-
ferent mothers, the children loved and helped
each other, with my father serving as the
second father to his younger siblings.
But my father was ambitious. Despite the
poverty, he managed to fnish his high school
studies. His siblings from the two families,
except for the youngest, were not able to
fnish high school due to their family obliga-
tions. He went to Manila and worked as an
apprentice in the Bureau of Printing. He was
a compositor, one who put the different types
together during the age of the letterpress ma-
chines, like the modern layout artist of today.
While there, he took up Commerce at a little
known school called “Lacson College” but
had to quit after two years.
One of his step brothers, my Tiyo (Uncle)
Amang remembered my dad would go home
to Bulacan on weekends, and his sisters
would wash and iron his clothes, especially
the sharkskin white suits common at that
“I would ask your dad to buy me a pair of
shoes then,” Tiyo Amang was talking about
his ten-year-old self. “He would trace the
size of my foot and promise he would do
so. But as soon as he rode the bus, he would
throw away the piece of paper.” Tiyo Amang
would say with a smile. He knew my father
didn’t have the money to fulfll his promise
then. He and his other brothers would be
employed in my father’s printing press until
he retired.
City girl
My mother, on the other hand, was a city
girl. She was born in San Miguel, Manila,
from a driver of the Manila Water System,
Pablo Galang, and a housewife, Faviana De
Jesus. Lolo Ambo (Grandpa Pablo) was from
Malolos, Bulacan, while Lola Abe (Grandma
Faviana) was from the nearby Plaridel town,
in the same barrio as my paternal grandpar-
ents. As a kid, my mother and her six other
siblings would go to Bulacan to spend their
summer vacations. That’s where she met my
father even when they were still children.
My father started courting her when they
were in their mid-twenties. They were of the
same age, both born in the same month and
year. My dad’s birthday was July 10, 1912,
while my mom was born 16 days later.
“Ayaw ng tatay ko sa kanya (My dad
doesn’t approve of him),” my mother re-
membered. “He was turned off by the reputa-
tion of his father whom my father perceived
as a womanizer, having married three times.”
It did not matter my paternal grandfather
was widowed twice.
“Kung ano ang puno, siya ang bunga
(Whatever is the tree, so would be the fruit),”
my maternal grandfather used to say. What
he meant was my father would not be differ-
ent from his own “womanizing” father.
Hence, they hid their courtship from her
father. By then, my mother had fnished a
teaching course at the Philippine Normal
College. She was assigned to do practice
teaching in Majayjay, a bucolic but remote
town in Laguna. Instead of spending his
Sunday’s off with his family in Bulacan, my
father would take the train to Majayjay to
visit my mother.
During the 100th year birthday anniversa-
ries of our parents, my siblings and I, some
coming from the United States, had a grand
reunion in Manila to commemorate the
occasion. Part of our celebration was to go
to Majayjay and visit the places my parents
told us about, like the elementary school, the
remains of the now closed dance hall, the old
church and the defunct train station.
I could just imagine my father during the
On This Father’s Day
How Do You Remember Your
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr.
Publisher & Editor
San Diego Asian Journal
The Original & First Asian Journal In America
San Diego, California
June 13, 2014
The author's parents: Simeon Sr.
and Felisa Silverio.
By Glenn Mollette

I wish I had been a better father. I
wonder if anybody else has felt this
It seems like yesterday that my two
beautiful sons Jared and Zachary were
only small children. What happened to
those days when we played in the yard,
swam, or just spent time together? The
days of telling silly nighttime stories,
tucking them in bed and just hanging
out few by faster than a breath of air
on a frosty day. If I could reach back
and pull a few of those days back to
the present I would stop the clock and
savor every moment of those beautiful
childhood years.
I've heard that fathers on their
deathbeds do not wish they had spent
more time at the offce. Most fathers
do regret not spending more time with
their families.
We get preoccupied as dads. I've
heard great spiritual leaders like Billy
Graham and Charles Stanley talk
about being totally preoccupied and
consumed with their speaking, writing
and vocational interests to the point
that they knew they had neglected their
It's not easy being a dad. We know
we have to bring payroll into the
house, keep a roof over the family
and try to keep the family fed. In and
around those daily duties there are the
desires to give to your children. We
want them to do well in school and
enjoy music and sports. Dads want to
provide vacations, an occasional fun
weekend, and comforts to the family.
Father's Day - spend time with your children
Often the stresses of work, personal
goals and life's problems make dad's life
a juggling act.
Most every dad feels the pride of
fatherhood. I was right "there" when
both of my sons were born. I leaped
for joy on both of those occasions. I
have leaped many times since. My two
sons are now in the military. My oldest
has served almost eleven years and my
youngest is starting his fourth year. I am
very proud of them both. While I can't
go back and try to be all that I wish I
had been for my kids I can keep trying
today. I never miss a chance to hug and
kiss them and tell them how much I love
them. More than ever I want to spend
quality time with them but now the time
is relegated to a few days a year.
In the remaining years of my father-
hood I want them to know I am on their
side. I am their father regardless of
what comes their way. I am here to
help if I possibly can but will always
encourage their independence and
personal goal setting. I want them to
be happy and fulflled. I know time is
My dad passed on several years ago.
He lived to be eighty-fve. However,
life was quick and the time we had
together seems like a vapor, here for a
moment and then gone.
Dads, today, before the vapor of life
is gone, do the most important thing
that you can do for your children -
spend time with them.
Glenn Mollette is an American
columnist and author.
Contact him at GMollette@aol.
com. Like his facebook page at www.
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"I humbly urge the Sandigan court
to conduct hearings on the motions for
bail by using a summary procedure. If
evidence of guilt is strong, the accused
should remain in detention to prevent
them from feeing as fugitives from jus-
tice, or fnancing a program of terrorism
to distract the public," she said.
The senator said the best proof that
one of the accused has used terrorist
tactics is the recent "obviously manufac-
tured problems" raised by the simulta-
neous release of the lists of lawmakers
and other individuals who allegedly
benefted from the multibillion-peso
pork barrel scam.
"Watch out for similar diversionary
tactics," Santiago said.
Rotary Clubs in about 200 countries in
the world. It has been said that “-
Knowledge is Power” but applying
good knowledge with successful profes-
sional as mentors is more powerful.
Through Rotaract, the members can
learn and avail of the many resources
and opportunities that Rotary Interna-
tional can offer.
can offer leadership training for those
who want to be leaders by chairing a
project under the supervision of experi-
enced Rotarians
CONVENTIONS: Rotaract activities
are always a part of Rotary Conventions
and other conferences, and Rotaract
members are welcome to attend.
AND/OR COUNTRIES: For those who
love to travel and learn other cultures,
Rotaract can offer that opportunity. We
are now planning to have one from our
District to an Asian country in 2014-
STATE/DISTRICT. A typical college
students may have a very few contacts/
relationship with other students in other
universities, Rotaract can expand that
very easily to other colleges or universi-
can be another possibility by building
relationship with successful Rotarians
who are always happy to lend a hand,
as part of Rotarians commitment to
‘Service Above Self’.
THING FOR OTHERS. As part of the
local and international community, it is
quite important and meaningful to also
serve others. Service to humanity is one
of the best works of life.
Through Rotaract, it is highly possible
that members can establish long lasting
relationship and friendship with others
are passionate in the same or parallel
Aquino reminded the people
not to vote for leaders who are
only good for show.
This, after the privilege speeches of
Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon
"Bong" Revilla Jr received negative
public reaction.
"Ang hamon sa atin: Piliin ang mga
kandidatong kayang ipaglaban ang
interes ng bawat mamamayan, sa harap
ng anumang hamon. Hindi natin kail-
angan ng magaling bumigkas ng script,
mahusay sumayaw, o kaya magaling
kumanta. Pananagutan nating mag-iwan
ng mas makatarungan at mas maunlad
na Pilipinas kaysa atin pong dinatnan,"
Aquino said.
Earlier this week, the two actor-
politicians delivered their own privilege
speech at the Senate ahead of their pos-
sible arrest for their alleged involvement
in the pork barrel scam.
On Wednesday, Estrada assailed the
Department of Justice, the Offce of
the Ombudsman and the Commission
on Audit for what he called "selective
prosecution" of his case and others in
the political opposition implicated in the
pork barrel scam.
Estrada showed a video presentation
titled "Selective Justice," supposedly
showing some offcials' bias against
him, Revilla and Senator Juan Ponce
Like his co-accused, Revilla also
showed a video presentation that fea-
tured his own song "Salamat Kaibigan"
during his similarly emotional speech
in which he thanked his fellow senators
in what many thought was his farewell
Aquino, however, dismissed claims
that the cases fled in connection with
the multi-billion peso controversy were
railroaded and politicized.
"Sinunod natin ang tamang proseso:
Nagsagawa ng imbestigasyon, nangalap
at nangangalap pa ng mga ebidensiya, at
ngayon ay nakasampa ng kaso," Aquino
"Puwede naman itong ginawa noon
nang mabilisan at walang matibay na
basehan upang masira ang pangalan
ng mga kandidatong dawit sa kontrob-
ersiya, pero, at kayo na po ang saksi,
idinaan natin sa tamang sistema ang
pagpapalabas ng katotohanan," he
The President said he instructed
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima not
to make accusations without suffcient
"At pagkatapos, tayo pa ngayon ang
sinasabihan na namumulitika? Kayo na
hong bahalang magpasya kung sino ang
papanigan niyo sa usaping ito," he said.
Quiet Neighborhood
in National City. No
smoking. No drugs.
Of all the things to shop
for, a wallet should be easy.
Yeah, right
So there I am, packing suitcases like
mad getting ready for a trip. I get fn-
ished (mostly) and get ready to get the
kids from school. As usual, I grab my
keys, my glasses and my wallet. That's
when I noticed it; this wallet is falling
apart. Really falling apart. So much so
that it may not last another day. Great,
one more thing to do. A miserable
I not only hate shopping, I really hate
shopping for wallets.. It's hard to fnd
one, they're displayed in far corners of
the store, you can't fnd anyone to help
you, and most of them are uncomfort-
able or downright ugly (the wallets, not
the people helping you).
Nonetheless I need one and so I went
shopping. I went to get one of those very
personal items. I actually fnd it easier
to shop for a house or car than a wallet.
See, a wallet has to do many things.
It has to hold your drivers license, your
Social Security card, credit cards, insur-
ance cards, business cards, club cards,
gym cards (which you’ll be sure to start
going to one of these days), Auto Club
card, Home Depot card, long distance
phone card, ATM card, employee ID
card, a photo of your kids from ten years
ago, and fnally, it has to hold all those
little slips of paper you keep shoving
in it.
So they tend to fll up rather quickly.
And yet you keep stuffng more in than
taking out. Somehow it all works out
for a while, and then the wallet just
seems to explode at the seams.

What? A new wallet?
One day you take out that wallet you
have grown to know and love, and your
spouse notices it. “Good grief! Don’t
you think it’s about time you got a new
wallet?” s/he asks?
“Don’t be silly,” you reply. “This one
is still almost brand new!” Of course
you realize that it isn’t, but you want it
to be and therefore your mind simply
makes it so (the mind is very handy that
way). You want it to be fne because
you've shopped for wallets before and
you've grown to despise it.
But denial doesn't work for long and
eventually you cave in to reality and
decide that, yes, you do need a new wal-
let. So you start looking. But it’s not an
easy thing, fnding a wallet. Wallets like
the one you use now haven’t been made
for two decades. So you keep looking.
You search for this wallet in all the
usual places, drug stores, pharmacies,
restaurants. But no luck – you still can’t
fnd one. And now your money is start-
ing to fall out so you have to increase
the search pattern. You climb on the
Internet. You spend hours looking at
various leather sights, some good, some
not. But you aren’t satisfed. You aren’t
having any luck.
One Saturday, yes, you fnally start
looking in, believe it or not, the big
stores. You hit Target, Macy’s, Kohls,
Bloomingdale’s, Robinsons-May, Wal
-Mart, Sears, Saks, Neiman Marcus,
Costco, Sam’s Club and even Long’s
and Rite-Aid drugstores. You see many
good, even great, wallets, but you can’t
seem to fnd the one that is exactly right.
Then you realize why. You’re trying
to replace the old one, the one no longer
made. Now that you’ve come to your
senses you can start the search once
again, this time in earnest.
Today’s the big day!
You wake up Saturday morning, have
a light breakfast, dress comfortably
for speed and agility, and head to the
garage. You check the car’s oil, the bat-
tery, and the shocks. Everything seems
You start the car and listen for any
strange sounds. Nope, the engine
sounds like the well-oiled machine that
it is. You back out of the driveway with
a list of stores to visit, your GPS direc-
tions to each one all programmed in.
You’ve got it down baby, and you’re not
coming back without that grandest of
prizes, a new leather wallet.
You make the parking lot of the frst
store just as its opening. No crowds yet,
just the way you like it. You park, lock
the car, and saunter into the store. Casu-
ally you head to the men’s leather goods
section and began looking.
After picking up and returning twenty
or so wallets you fnd one that might
work. It’s the right size, opens the right
way, has the required number of slots
for credit cards, a place with a window
for the drivers license, everything you
need. Then you look at the price. It’s a
bit more than you wanted to spend, but
it is Gucci, and the leather is soft, very
This is it, you’ve decided. This is the
wallet. Well, it’s the wallet provided it
comes in black. A brown wallet is fne,
but you’ve always had a black wallet,
only a black wallet, your entire life.
Why change now?
You start pawing your way through
the display, sure that a black wallet is
there. But it isn’t. You look, and look,
and look. No black wallet. You leave the
store without looking back.
The next three hours are similar. You
fnd one that would work, but there
is one little something wrong with it.
You’re about to give up when, at the last
store, you fnd it. The black double-fold
(none of that tri-fold stuff for you!) with
exactly everything you need and want.
And you buy it. It costs more than you
ever thought you would spend. It costs
more than your frst date, your frst hotel
room, or your frst suit, but whatever
you spend would be better than having
to fll up the car’s gas tank again. That
costs more than your frst car (at least to
hear my father tell it).
Ah wallets. So necessary, so messy.
So handy, such a pain in the, well, you
get the idea. But I suppose I'm lucky.
However bad a man's wallet may be, it's
infnitely better than a woman's. Those
things are like small suitcases.

Shopping for a wallet
t is not business as usual
yet for me. Tina and I just
got back from San Diego
after attending the funeral
services of my youngest sister
Mila Maynigo Denton Gold-
berg. Spending majority of
her adult life in San Diego, I
am not surprised that she left
unforgettable memories in her
adopted home.
Aside from the fact that her two chil-
dren – Eugene and Claudia are natural
born Americans who were raised as na-
tives of San Diego, our late older sister
Perla Maynigo Torres and her family
also resided in the city most of her adult
life. The latter also raised two children
– Mary Euleen and Dean as natural
born natives there. Furthermore, Joey
Maynigo, the posthumous son of our
late brother Jose (Pepe) and her mother
Rosie also live there.
It is no wonder that I consider San
Diego my second home in the United
States. It should be no surprise that I
chose to write my columns for the Asian
Journal (San Diego) rather than for any
other paper.
Many of Mila’s friends, relatives,
townmates, classmates, offcemates,
professional associates, and co-leaders
of the community were at the wake,
viewing and funeral services. Many
paid tribute and expressed their nice
memories of Mila.
Unfortunately, many also missed
listening to a very nice Tribute deliv-
ered by our frst cousin Judy Miguel
Yoro. Many suggested that I should
publish it in my column so more San
Diego residents could read it.
Here it is:
A Tribute to Mila Maynigo Denton
by Judy Miguel Yoro
As a little girl growing up, there was
no doubt Mila showed signs of self-
As a young girl and a young lady, she
demonstrated traits of a leader. She led
her classmates and girl scouts team-
mates in Provincial Meets and numerous
A lady of intelligence, she excelled
in school and graduated Salutatorian
both in elementary and high school and
earned an MBA degree.
A lady with dreams, with action, with
detailed layout of goals, it is no wonder
why Mila accomplished so much, why
she achieved fame and why she pros-
pered fnancially.
A lady of generosity, it is no denying
that she shared her blessings with in-
dividuals, groups, organizations and
political affnity, which she unwaver-
ingly supported.
Focused and committed, she was
among pioneers and promoters, assisting
Filipino accountants to be employed and
established in San Diego County.
On the lighter side, she was a lady
full of surprises, humor, fun, creativ-
ity, and talent. I remember a week
before she remarried, she called me
and said, “cousin, I’m getting married
this weekend...I need you here...I need
your help...I already booked you on the
train for Thursday.” At least she was
considerate enough not to steal me from
my work for that entire week! That
Thursday afternoon, she was waiting for
me at the train station with her signature
hat on, dark shades and foor-length
mumu dress. Can you picture her with
those? The minute we arrived at their
condo, she and I put our working gears
Mila’s Most Precious Gift
Bill’s Corner
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During our lifetime we spent so much
time waiting in line. Even if you’re
assigned an appointment time, you may
still have to wait. The wait could be
short or will take hours. It takes a lot of
patience to keep your cool. So how can
you make your waiting time less stress-
ful and productive?
At a DMV offce you can shorten
your waiting time by calling ahead for
appointment. I should have done it last
week when I renewed my Driver’s
license. The line was already long
before they opened that morning. Try to
imagine working as a customer service
person in that offce before you gave
them a harsh criticism.
Before calling the IRS, FTB or any
government offce, list your ques-
tions, inquiries and requests. Call early
and have pen and paper ready. Listen
carefully and follow the voice with
programmed instructions until you get
assigned to a live person. While on hold,
use the speaker phone so you can do
other tasks while waiting.
When going to government offces
or for medical /dental appointments, I
would bring a book to read or pen and
paper to write. I could learn new ideas
or scribble new article for my newspa-
per column.
In private businesses, the wait time
maybe shorter. Most grocery stores open
more cash registers to avoid long lines.
At the banks, you can skip long lines on
paydays if you have a business account.
Most fnancial transactions are
now done online. There will be more
interactions with computer droids. This
is the future we have to keep up with the
changes in technology.
There will always be people who
complain about the system no matter
what and it’s mostly older folks. They
want other people to agree with them
but, be careful before you add your ten
cent. If you talk nicely to a customer
service person, you will be treated fne
too. Don’t vent your anger with the
system to these folks.
Call ahead if you can’t make it to
your appointed time. Be considerate so
your time slot can be assigned to others.
At the same token, if you have waited
more than 30 minutes from your as-
signed time, let them know and ask why.
Nowadays people have smart
phones, tablets or laptops and should be
utilized to make life easier. Even older
folks should have e-mail addresses or
learn how to send messages online or by
cell phone texting. You’ll never know
unless you try. These gadgets don’t
make you smarter but, it will perform
the assigned tasks and will fnd the
answers faster. A smart phone can make
waiting in line a lot easier.
During the tax season, some people
paid extra to spend less time waiting
for their refunds. They don’t really care
because majority of the tax refunds were
tax credits or welfare money from the
Waiting in line is part of our lives
here in the U.S.A. At least it is mostly
organized and disciplined. You don’t
dare cut in line unless you want to suffer
the consequences. It’s up to you to make
the waiting less stressful. What will you
get by being mad or angry? Find some-
thing to keep your mind occupied with
some relaxing thoughts. Always keep
your cool and live longer.
The waiting game
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Immigration 911
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PHL rocks
that when it comes to equities
research, the Philippines can
produce the world’s fnest.
The UP Diliman team—consisting
of Geoffrey Archangel Bautista, Diego
Mikhail de Ocampo, Nigel William-
son Lee, Corrine Francesca Reyes and
Miguel Alfonso Solidum—was recently
named the winner of the eighth annual
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
Institute Research Challenge Global
Final, an annual competition deemed as
‘the investment Olympics’ for university
At the global fnal round held in
Singapore last April, the team beat for-
midable opponents from Italy (Politec-
nico di Milano) and the United States
(University of Missouri, Kansas City).
It was the second time for the Philip-
pines to win this Global CFA Invest-
ment Research Challenge, the last time
of which happened in 2010, which
was then also won by a team from UP
Diliman. Thanks to the premier state
university, the Philippines is so far the
only country to have won the global
fnals twice.
“The Philippines is considered ‘the
country to beat’ in the competition,”
says April Lee-Tan, president of the
CFA Society of the Philippines, noting
that local teams had made it to the
regional fnals fve times in the last six
years of participating in this event. In
training winning analysts, the Philip-
pines has thus been compared to Ven-
ezuela’s training of beauty queens.
“I hope that it’s not only competitions
that we win! I hope this means that with
our talent pool, our fnance industry
will some day be as developed as Hong
Kong and Singapore,” Lee-Tan says.
Globally, more than 3,700 students
from more than 825 universities partici-
pated in some stages of this latest CFA
challenge which stretched from May
2013 to April 2014.
“The level of talent we have seen
throughout this global contest has been
remarkable,” says John Bowman, man-
aging director and co-lead of Education,
CFA Institute.
The CFA research challenge is an
annual educational initiative that seeks
to promote best practices in equity
research through hands-on mentor-
ing and intensive training in company
analysis and presentation skills. Through
the course of the competition, which re-
quires hundreds of hours of preparation,
participants receive mentoring from an
industry professional as they analyze
a publicly traded company, write a
professional research report, and present
their research results and recommenda-
tions to a high-profle panel of experts.
Points are awarded to teams on the basis
of their investment case, their poise
and their ability to answer the judges’
Team UP Diliman—coached by Dan-
iel Vincent Borja, a faculty member at
UP’s Cesar E.A. Virata School of Busi-
ness and mentored by Raymund Abarra
of Vicsal Investments—presented and
defended a report on Manila Electric Co.
They were judged by a panel of
CFA/investment industry experts that
included Fullerton Fund Management
Co. chief executive offcer and chief
investment offcer Manraj Sekhon,
Riedel Research Group equity research
analyst Adrian Ciocoi, Al Meezan
Investment Management chief executive
Mohammad Shoaib and Equity Pricing
Strategies founder and managing direc-
tor Keith Neruda.
“UP was well prepared. Everything
they presented had data and even the
answers to questions had data to support
their stand,” said Lee-Tan, when asked
why she thought this team had stood
out in this competition. Teamwork was
likewise cited as a key ingredient. “All
team members were able to contribute
not only during the presentation but also
during the Q&A (question and answer)
section. In other teams, there were
strong members who dominated the
Q&A section,” she says.
Lee-Tan also cited the UP faculty
members’ dedication to making sure that
the students would work hard for the
win. “They also provide good insights
as the faculty members of UP are also
investors in the stock market themselves
so they have a good understanding of
what investors want. From my years of
experience in organizing this competi-
tion, the dedication of faculty members
is essential in ensuring a good perfor-
mance of the teams,” she says.
Highlights of the event
ALL MEMBERS of the UP Diliman
team are BS Business Administration
and Accountancy students who aspire
to be the country’s next technocrats,
entrepreneurs or corporate movers and
While rehearsing for the global leg of
the competition, team member Lee kept
on stuttering and forgetting his lines.
“That was really scary to say the least.
I’m sure my teammates and coaches
were secretly panicking seeing me
forget my lines since I was going to start
the presentation. Fortunately, after a lot
of encouragement and pats on the back,
I was able to deliver my lines,” he says.
“It just goes to show that there is no
substitute to practice!”
“Winning the global championship
aside, the best thing that happened in
Singapore was meeting a lot of new
friends— not only our fellow contes-
tants but charterholders from the CFA
Institute and fnance professionals as
well,” says Reyes, the only girl in the
For Solidum, one of the highlights of
the competition was that the team had
to compete for the regional and global
fnals on back-to-back nights. “We
basically presented our report to the
same audience but for a different set of
judges. The setup worked to our favor as
we were already able to get used to the
feeling of presenting in front of people,”
he adds.
Bautista, for his part, points out his
interactions with a very wide array of
global professionals provided the high-
lights from this experience. “Because
we presented and got acquainted with
the professionals practically at the same
time, it gave us a totally different point
of view in investing, and made the
regional and global fnals even more
challenging,” he says.
One of the highlights for De Oca-
mpo was a speech delivered by CFA
Institute’s Charles Appeadu. “He said
that human development would not be
possible without fnance, highlighting
the role of fnance professionals and
reinforcing the need for ethical behavior
in all aspects,” he says. “Also, meet-
ing different students and professionals
from different cultures really encour-
aged us to be more entrepreneurial in
our thinking. It was a humbling experi-
ence considering that we still have a lot
to learn, but it inspired us to keep an
open mind and continue learning.”
Takeaways from the fve
The UP Diliman team won a $10,000
grant for the university and each team
member received a scholarship for the
CFA program. But there are even more
valuable takeaways. We asked each of
these champions for their insights and
this is what they shared:
Lee: “More than knowledge and tal-
ent, I found that patience and the eager-
ness to learn are what really supported
us throughout the competition. More-
over, I discovered the hard way that
there will always be someone smarter,
more confdent, and better equipped
than myself. As such, it is important to
keep a strong drive to better oneself.”
Reyes: “I realized that we must
maintain confdence and tenacity in
IMMIGRATION 911 by Atty. Susan
V. Perez

Most foreign nationals who immigrate
to the United States through marriage to
a U.S. citizen (USC) must frst obtain a
“conditional” permanent resi-
dent status before they become Legal
Permanent Residents (LPRs) with
“unconditional” rights. The condi-
tional status of two (2) years is imposed
on the foreign national spouse when the
marriage occurred within two years of
their (1) entering the United States as
a permanent resident, or (2) adjusting
to permanent resident status within the
United States. Conditional status is also
imposed on the children of the foreign
national if they obtained their immi-
grant visas based on the parent’s
marriage to a USC. During the two-
year conditional residence period, the
foreign nationals have the same rights,
privileges, and responsibilities as other
permanent residents. They can obtain
social security number and driver’s
license, and the travel outside the United
States. Within 90 days before the
second anniversary of the date on which
the foreign national spouse obtained per-
manent residence, the foreign national
spouse must fle an application to have
the condition removed or Form I-751.
Failure to do this will result in the auto-
matic termination of permanent resident
status and the foreign national spouse
will be placed in removal or deportation
Carmen, a Filipina, married a USC
after two weeks of courtship. It turned
out the USC was emotionally abusive.
He did not want her to work and have
her own friends. Six months into the
marriage, they started having problems.
On the 8th month, Carmen left the USC
and the USC fled for divorce. Carmen
was able to get a green card and work
permit. As the green card was about to
expire, Carmen was getting worried. So
she consulted an attorney to help her
maintain her legal status and continue
working in the U.S. Carmen has with
her the I-751 form with the signature of
her USC husband. She did not have a
copy of the joint lease contract, the joint
bank account has been closed, and there
were no love letters. Carmen could
not get the cooperation of her USC
husband’s siblings to execute af-
fdavits regarding the marriage. Carmen
has only one friend who executed an af-
fdavit regarding the relationship. When
it was time for the I-751 interview, the
divorce has not become fnal. Also, the
USC husband refused to appear at the
interview. It is most like that the I-751
petition will be denied.
What happens if USCIS denies the
I-751? Before USCIS can deny an
I-751 petition, it must schedule an inter-
view to give the conditional resident an
opportunity to present evidence that the
marriage was bona fde and not for the
sole purpose of obtaining immigration
benefts. I’ve discussed in my previ-
ous articles what documents to present
at the I-751 interview and I won’t
be discussing them here. If USCIS
denies the I-751 petition, it must provide
written notice of the decision stating the
reason for the denial. The foreign na-
tional loses his/her resident status, will
be asked to surrender his/her green card,
and will be placed in removal proceed-
ings. There is no appeal available from
the district director’s denial of an
I-751 petition. However, once the for-
eign national is in removal proceedings,
he or she can ask the immigration judge
to review the denial. The immigration
judge will make an independent deter-
mination of whether the I-751 should be
We welcome your feedback. If you
have any immigration questions, please
feel welcome to email me at susan@
law-usimmigration.com or call 619
819 -8648 to arrange for a telephone
When USCIS Denies Your I-751
Petition To Remove the Condi-
tions on Residence
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Lower Your
Most Blessed Trinity: June 15, 2014
Magandang Araw Po
Magandang araw po --- ang bati nina Totoy at Ninay
magandang araw naman, sagot nina tatay at nanay
sa opisina man at sa bahay ito din ang batian
nakakagaan ng katawan at masarap pakinggan.
Salitang madaling bigkasin at magandang madinig
mula sa kahit sinong ang hangad ay kanais-nais
may sayang idinudulot sa mensaheng sinasambit
ang pagpapala ng Diyos, sa iyo nawa'y sumapit.
Mula sa pagkabata ay kinagisnan ko na ito
mga katagang pagbati na turo ng magulang ko
maging sa paaralan sinasabi ng mga guro
siya naming natutunan sampu ng aking kalaro.
Sa pagbating ito ay nais ko lang ipaalam
ang nais ko lamang sabihin ay mabubuting bagay
hindi 'to mahirapmakamit magsumikap ka lamang
at natitiyak ko na makakamit mo ang tagumpay.
Tanging payo ko lang ay huwag panghinaan ng loob
sisikat muli ang araw kahit mamaya'y lulubog
sa matiyagang sikap at budhing 'di mapagimbot
ang iyong mga minimithi siguradong maaabot.
Joke of the week: An irate husband
disgusted over his wife’s action ad-
dressed her reproachfully, “Believe me,
I certainly would give anything to know
why God made you women so beauti-
ful and yet so dumb.” “Well, I’ll tell
you, my dear,” answered the wife, “God
made women beautiful so you men
would love us, and he made us dumb so
we could love you men.”
Scripture: First Reading: Exodus 34:
4b-6; 8-9. After the debacle of the gold-
en calf and Moses breaking the original
tablets of the Commandments, God
ordered him to come to the mountain
alone. In reverence to God’s presence
Moses bows down in worship. In rewrit-
ing the Commandments, God renews the
covenant with Israel and symbolizes a
new beginning for the people of Israel to
start afresh their relationship with their
God whom they had offended. At the
same time God gave Moses his name
which Israel would use in worshiping
him. Israel should call on
God as their “Lord.” Second Reading:
2 Corinthians 13: 11-13. A true believer
should not let any suffering hinder his
faith in God. Paul’s own experience
of suffering strengthens his own faith
and he wishes the Corinthians to do
The Father’s True Love
the same. Paul endures further pain in
knowing that a group of Corinthians
believed him to be weak and a poor
preacher. In response to his critics,
Paul admonishes them to test their faith
whether it is true or not. Gospel: John
3: 16-18.
God’s love for us motivates him to
send his Son as an incarnate Love to
save the world. Salvation does not occur
in a vacuum. Belief in God’s incarnate
Love coupled with good deeds assures
one of salvation.
Reflections: Our ancestors in the Old
Testament had addressed God by vari-
ous names, some of them in connection
with events, places, or experience, such
as God of Israel, God of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob, God of wonders and
terror. There are times when God is ac-
knowledged for his characteristics, God
is rich in mercy, abounding in goodness,
and slow to anger.
Every time we make the sign of the
cross, we show our respect and pay
homage to the three Persons in One God
in whose names we were sealed in our
baptism. Baptism in the name of the
Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
initiates us into a community of Persons
who exist in intimate and profound
relationship with each other.
The divine relationship has to be man-
ifested in our lives, because it marks us
as Christians. Our identity as Christians
is derived from this relationship with
the Father, with the Son, and with the
Holy Spirit. Mutuality is vital to our life.
Relationship is the ground of our being.
As human beings we are marked with
<?> otherness. As Christians spiritual
relationship with God and with others is
our distinguishing feature.
Nowadays when there are so many
kids who grow up without a father, the
Fatherhood of God is an excellent model
how “dead-beat dads” should act toward
their children. A missed father means
a lost intimacy and an opportunity for
normal growth. St. Ignatius of Loyola’s
Spiritual Exercises emphasize two direc-
tives, “ ... The frst is that love ought to
manifest itself in deeds rather in words.
The second is that love consists in a mu-
tual sharing of goods, for example, the
lover gives and shares with the beloved
what he or she possesses ... and vice
versa, the beloved with the lover.” True
fatherhood is not only fathering a child,
but also sharing one’s psychological,
physical, and spiritual life with the child
and vice versa.
Much about God is hidden from us
since he is infnite and incomprehensi-
ble. But God speaks to us through Jesus
who is his incarnate Love. To follow the
Son is to live in love and share that love
with one another. In today’s Gospel,
Jesus asks Nicodemus to understand
more deeply God’s gift of love to us:
Jesus himself. Jesus teaches us not
only the love of his Father, but how we
should love and share that love with one
The Holy Spirit is the dynamic force
and the eternal union between the Father
and the Son. Without the Son, there is
no Father, and vice versa. This relation-
ship between the Father and the Son is
the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dynami-
cally drives us to love as the Son and the
Father love.
Quotation of the week: So vast, so
penetrating and all embracing is this
active and possessing love of the Trinity
that in its presence the silence of the
creatures is absolute. John of Ruys-
by Michael Brown, SpiritDaily.com
o you build walls, or
In our lives it is frequently
At the end of life, the taller the 'walls'
we've built the more difficult that
will make it to climb over
one or the other.
It's our choice. We form walls -- bar-
riers -- or we erect what mystic Maria
Esperanza, who died ten years ago this
summer, called the "bridge to Heaven."
Let's frst look at walls.
What does a wall do? It protects, yes.
There are times we need a wall -- espe-
cially a spiritual one. There are times
when we need a divide, our "space." No
But too often we build "walls" around
ourselves through fear, lack of forgive-
ness, or defensiveness. Those kinds of
walls -- and they are the most common
type -- isolate us.
At the end of life, the taller the wall
the longer it will take to climb over.
A wall can be made from dirt: We
build it with the dirt we look for in oth-
ers. It can be built with cement: We can
pour forth cement from our hearts. It
can be built with bricks: the "bricks" in
our eyes -- or with the "timber" that also
blocks our vision.
A wall is created through pretension.
It's created through hubris. It's created
through the facade of intellectualism. It's
created through the arrogance of wealth.
It's created through a lack of charity. It's
created through false piety -- living by
the letter but not the Spirit of Catholi-
Real piety, said Pope Francis recently,
is recognizing "our belonging to God,
our deep bond with Him, a relationship
that gives meaning to our whole lives
and keeps us resolute, in communion
with Him, even in the most diffcult and
troubled moments" of life.
Indeed! It takes muscle to build a
bridge and muscle is formed through
When a person lifts weights, it's the
resistance of the weights that causes
arms to harden with strength.
So it is with trials and adversities.
Life is a series of tests; when we real-
ize that we transcend them.
We build walls when we don't see
that, when we're discouraged, when we
get mad, when we become pessimistic.
We build walls when we use anger as
an approach to discussion, when we're
impatient, when we are too in a hurry.
We build bridges with faith -- faith
and humility and the tempered steel of
love. We build bridges with wisdom, un-
derstanding, counsel, fortitude, knowl-
edge, trust, and respect for the Lord. We
build bridges when we frst look for the
goodness of others.
Nothing builds a bridge quicker than
No divide is greater than that in the
Do you embrace others or judge them,
cast them off? Do you seek to help oth-
ers or condemn them? Do you look at a
person as a brother or just an "other"?
Yes, sin blocks. Yes, atheism blocks.
Yes, criticality blocks. Yes, fear does
A wall separates. A bridge connects.
We are all connected. To break that con-
nection is to disrupt the Plan of God.
-- Michael H. Brown, http://www.
Donations: we need and appreciate it!
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Austin, TX (PRWEB)
May 29, 2014
Blaze EZ, a new device
available from Austin,
Texas-based HIMS Inc. is
likely to become a favorite
among those with visual
impairments. Those who
are blind now have inde-
pendent and fast access to
printed materials from a
digital book reader without
the need for a laptop,
camera, scanner or personal
assistance from a relative
or friend. This new device,
aptly described by its makers
Blaze EZ: Blind and Visually Impaired Near-instant
Access to Printed Text with New Media Player
as a ‘multi-player’ is about the
size of a deck of cards, and
in addition to OCR text-to-
speech access to printed text
has the capability to read
and/or play a host of digital
document and media formats
including eBooks, DAISY
books, Word documents and
PDF fles, music, internet
radio and more.
This new device was
announced just this spring
at the CSUN International
Technology and Persons
with Disabilities Conference
in San Diego, California
yet already the Internet and assistive
technology (AT) community are buzz-
ing with anticipation. Teachers of the
visually impaired (TVI’s) and occupa-
tional therapists (OT’s) have been very
vocal about their excitement about what
this could mean for their students and
clients. Students will now be able to
listen to their textbooks in DAISY and
other digital formats, and then take their
Blaze EZ into the library for instant ac-
cess to printed text with the touch of just
a single button. Professionals can scan
and sort mail, review interoffce memos
By Ernie D. Delfn
you purchase any
merchandize that
you are already using as a
consumer or shop for the
things that you want to give
presents to your loved ones
without leaving your house.
EARN MONEY whenever there are
purchases made from your ONLINE
store (website) by you or others
whom you share this opportunity.
With more disposable income, you
can be more altruistic, able to fund
your advocacies or simply more
generous to your family or relatives,
church, and favorite charities.
Having this online store business
will allow you have legitimate TAX
DEDUCTIONS to reduce your tax li-
ability every year. (As a former CPA,
ask me how)
Unlike in real estate, insurance,
medicine, law or securities feld, as
of now, there are NO STATE OR
go into our Zhunrize business your
earnings, YET your income may
equal or even surpass the net
income of some of those licensed
professionals. Your
Your earnings can
easily AUGMENT
retirement or
social security
income, or
monthly income, if you have an open
mind (like a parachute) and are coach-
able. Many in our ZWCT are now
earning $500 or more a day in profts
and bonuses.)
Zhunrize Corporation, a U.S. based
company headquartered in Altlanta GA,
is only one year old and still a TRUE
for any one to become a big earner,
following the history of Amazon or
E-bay but with the added power and
speed of networking marketing in sell-
ing millions of products, like Wal Mart,
yet without the huge overhead of rent,
payroll, utilities, insurance as we all
do all sales in cyberspace, without the
brick and mortar of traditional stores
like Target or Wal-Mart.
The business is totally TURN-KEY
that you can start the same day that you
make the decision to join me and par-
ticipate in this very lucrative business,
without huge risks.
100% which you can sell or leave to
your children, who you can teach to be-
come entrepreneurs too. Together, your
Ten Top Reasons Why You Should Consider Joining
Our “Zhunrize” E-Commerce Opportunity Now:
family can expand to other cities or
countries without physically going
there by simply plugging in to your
fellow executive business owner’s
meetings. But if you travel and
do business, some of your travel
expenses can be legitimate business
ING PEOPLE from all backgrounds
and professions who probably enjoy
the same things as you do in a quasi
social yet business environment.
Your initial investment is VERY
AFFORDABLE, which is just a
fraction of those going into a brick
and mortar store like 7-11. One can
start for as low as $495 for one basic
store up to about $18,995 to have a
mega-mall, which you may recoup
in six months, more or less, depend-
ing on your intensity and willingness
to really netWORK, not just play or
socialize and dreaming about it.

If any of the TEN reasons resonate
to your senses, then ask me how you
can join me in this 21st century
Zhunrize business. You will be the
CEO of your own business. However,
we at ZWCT, always work as a

“Together Everyone Accomplishes

My email: ernie.delfn@gmail.
com , my cell: (714) 742 1365.
I am also in Facebook and
Check our store: www.
com (You too can have your
own store, let me show you
how. Just call or email me
Carpe Diem = Seize the mo-
Wishing you the best,
Ernie Delfn
Last week, I published in my column
an email that Technology Pioneer Peter
Diamandis who is in my Google + Circle.
A few days ago he sent me another email
featuring an amazing new robot named
Pepper. Let me share it with you:
Benjamin --
"How are you feeling today?" is a
question your robot may soon be asking
you. Earlier this week, Softbank CEO
Masayoshi Son announced an amazing
new robot called Pepper.
The most amazing feature isn't
that it will only cost $2,000, or that
Pepper is intended to babysit your
kids and work the registers at retail
What's really remarkable is that Pepper
is designed to understand and respond to
human emotion.
Heck, understanding human emotion is
tough enough for most HUMANS.
There is a new feld of "affect comput-
ing" coming your way that will give
entrepreneurs and marketers a real unfair
That's what this note to you is about...
It's really very powerful, and something
I'm thinking a lot about.
What are the unfair advantages?
Recent advances in the feld of emotion
tracking are about to give businesses an
enormous unfair advantage.
Take Beyond Verbal, a start-up in Tel
Aviv, for example. They've developed
software that can detect 400 different
variations of human "moods."
They are now integrating this software
into call centers that can help a sales as-
sistant understand and react to customer's
emotions in real time.
Better than that, the software itself can
also pinpoint and infuence how consum-
ers make decisions.
For example, if this person is an
innovator, you want to offer the lat-
est and greatest product.
On the other hand, if the customer is
conservative, you offer him something
tried and true.
Talk about targeted advertising!
(You can check it out and test it out
here: www.beyondverbal.com).
But it goes beyond advertising, more
importantly, to improving quality of life.
How can this improve quality of life?
Mary Czerwinski is a cognitive psy-
chologist at Microsoft Research doing
pioneering work in Affect Computing.
She tells a story about how she and her
boyfriend were in a nasty fght. While
they were bantering back and forth, a
small wireless device on her wrist was
monitoring her emotional ups and downs
(through heart rate monitoring and elec-
trical changes in her skin).
At the peak of the argument, when she
was most upset, her boyfriend received a
text message saying: "Your friend Mary
isn't feeling well. You might want to give
her a call."
Can you imagine?
The constant monitoring of our emo-
tional landscape and personal interactions
is a bizarre concept. But it is one that
could help many people.
Some of her early projects were aimed
at helping autistic children who can't eas-
ily communicate their mood.
Other technologies monitor how hard
you're pounding on your keyboards
(another possible indicator of mood).
Imagine if your computer fashed you a
message: "Don't send that e-mail!"
What does it all mean? The user
The point here is that something as
subtle and powerful as human emotion is
coming "digitally online."
It's being digitized and under-
stood and monitored and commercial-
ized. And you should know about it.
If you'd like to learn more about
this, and other potentially disruptive
technologies, join us in the Abundance
360 community.
At Abundance 360, entrepre-
neurs and CEOs are constantly engaging
about cutting edge technologies like
this, and learning how to make them ap-
plicable and actionable today.
Wishing you all the best,
Peter H. Diamandis, MD Chairman/
CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
Proud Author of the NYTimes Best-
seller: Abundance - the Future is Better
Than You Think
PEPPER – Amazing Robot That Under-
stands and Responds to Emotion
Star-studded and fun-flled
Filipino events for the family
swing from Alaska to Toronto
REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 5, 2014
– After supporting the the successful
holding of the 36th Santacruzan and
Flores De Mayo in Jersey City last May
25, the longest running Filipino celebra-
tion of that kind in the East Coast (read/
watch Balitang America story here:
http://bit.ly/1kNRVVV), The Filipino
Channel's (TFC) Sama Saya 2014 event
calendar sizzles this June and July with
exciting festivities showcasing world-
class Filipino talent and the best of
Filipino culture.
"What we started last April with our
TFC 20th anniversary gala with the
promise of celebrating the "galing" or
innate greatness of the Filipino contin-
ues throughout various states, provinces,
cities in North America through TFC
Sama Saya 2014," said ABS-CBN North
America Managing Director Olivia De
"We are outreaching to more states
and organizations where there is a robust
Filipino presence as part of our mission
to serve the Filipino wherever he or she
may be," said ABS-CBN North America
Marketing Director Jun Del Rosario,
TFC's Sama Saya 2014 heats up this June-July
also concurrently ABS-CBN Global
Head for Carriage.
TFC heartily and warmly invites
everyone to take part in the following
colorful, meaningful, fun-flled and
truly Filipino events, several of which
celebrate Philippine Independence and
Fil-Am Friendship:
June 14
Philippine Independence Day Fiesta at
Cooper River Park in Cherry Hill, NJ by
the Philippine Community of Southern
New Jersey, Inc. with Don Tagala of
Balitang America, Monette Rivera of
Adobo Nation, TFCKat Finalist Damie
Juat and classical singer Jared Martin;
June 21
* Pista Sa Nayon in Delaney Park, An-
chorage, AK by the Filipino Community
of Anchorage, AK, Inc.;
* Kalayaan SF 2014, Union Square
in San Francisco by Filipino American
community leaders and the Philippine
Consulate General of San Francisco
with Adobo Nation's Michi Salta & Lee
Robin Salazar and the Prince of Pop of
the Philippines Erik Santos;
* TFC's One Kapamilya Go in To-
ronto. The whole day family fun starts
at 11:00am (EST) at the Heritage Court
of Direct Energy Center, Toronto. This
will be followed by a TFC Anniversary
Concert at the Ricoh Coliseum (doors
open at 5:00pm EST, venue entrance
from Heritage Court) with superstar
comedian-host Vice Ganda, hottest
teleserye ands flm stars, Angel Locsin
and Maja Salvador, sizzling mati-
nee idols Xian Lim and Enrique Gil,
hilarious comedic duo Tart Carlos and
Vivieka Ravanes, and TFC 20 Ambas-
sador of Goodwill, Mr. Pure Energy
himself, Gary Valenciano.
June 22
PAFCOM 2014 at Lincoln Park, Jer-
sey City, NJ by the Philippine-American
Friendship Committee with Don Tagala
of Balitang America, Monette Rivera
of Adobo Nation, Gelo of Barangay
USA, heartthrob Matteo Guidicelli, and
Philippine Dance Queen and acclaimed
actress Maja Salvador.
July 5
Fil-Am Friendship Day in Virginia,
Redwing Park, Virginia Beach, VA with
Gelo of Barangay USAand actor-athlete
Matteo Guidicelli.
For more information on TFC Sama
Saya events, please visit http://www.
About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was founded
in April 1994 to be of service to all
Filipinos. With the launch of The
Filipino Channel (TFC), the company
became the frst and most successful
Filipino content distribution company in
the U.S. The company offers telecom-
munication, retail, theatricals, money
remittance and cargo services, online
audio and video streaming, IPTV, On
Demand, along with philanthropic sup-
port for Filipinos and the communities
they now call home. Based in Redwood
City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a
subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation,
the Philippines’ largest entertainment
and broadcasting company, through
ABS-CBN Corporation's wholly-owned
subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary
Kft. For more information, visit www.
ScienceDaily.com | 6/12/2014 -- Fre-
drik Leifand got the idea for his start-up
two years ago when he was standing in
line at the supermarket. Growing impa-
tient, he knew there had to be an easier
and quicker way than using credit cards,
and together with a group of classmates
at Lund University he soon discovered
biometric solutions. While vein scan-
ning technology already existed, there
was no system for actually using it as a
form of payment.
"We had to connect all the players
ourselves, which was quite complex: the
vein scanning terminals, the banks, the
stores and the customers. The next step
was fnding ways of packaging it into
a solution that was user friendly," says
Their solution worked. There are cur-
rently 15 stores and restaurants mainly
around the Lund University campus
that use the terminals, with 1,600 active
Buy lunch, pay
with your hand:
Vein scanning
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Arts & Culture
La Jolla, CA (May 28, 2014)—The
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is
pleased the artwork of Artist-in-Res-
idence Sibyl Rubottom in the Joseph
Clayes III Gallery. Recent artist’s books,
collages and prints will be on view.
Then Some includes iPad drawings and
a Books Arts Shrine.
Twenty-four years ago my frst show
at the Athenaeum was entitled “1x1
and then some.” This show, “REDUX,”
revisits recurring themes to indicate
a return to and revival of archetypal
imagery, such as astronomy, botanicals,
physics, textiles, typography, water, and
of course, elephants.
In this show are recent artist’s books,
including “The Water Book: Cenotes,”
depicting forays in the underground
grottoes of the Yucatan; “The Second
Quarter,” four poems by Otis Rubot-
tom, prints from the “Dream Sequence,”
a series using layering in intaglio
prints around themes of entry into and
emergence from the dream state,and col-
lages, including “The High Himalayan
Range,” a series of adapted maps from
the Mt. Everest region.
“Then Some” points to other objects,
like iPad drawings and a Book Arts
Shrine, in the tradition of "cabinets of
curiosity." I wanted a ‘cabinet’ to carry
sample book structures to my work-
shops. This shrine has evolved from
practical origins into a repository and
reliquary of books and objects that I
cherish, to form a traveling workspace I
can bring from village to village, as the
Tibetans do with prayer altars when on
pilgrimages through the high Himalayas.
Sibyl Rubottom was born in New
York and received her BA from the
Rhode Island School of Design and
MFA from Yale. After travel in India,
she returned to San Diego to raise her
family and nurture a custom fabric
design business. Sibyl co-founded Bay
Park Press and is the Athenaeum Music
& Arts Library’s Artist in Residence and
teaches at the Athenaeum School of the
Arts and UCSD. Sibyl’s work is held
in many public and private collection
including The Library of Congress, New
York Public Library, Yale University,
Brown University, UCSD, UCLA and
the Athenaeum.
Rotunda Gallery
Bay Park Press Interns: Leah Goren,
Anthony Lukens, Morgan Miller III
June 21-July 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 20,
Come see the artwork of a few of Bay
Park Press’s interns:
Leah Goren is an illustrator and sur-
face pattern designer living in Brook-
lyn, NY with her curly-haired cat. She
graduated in 2012 from Parsons School
of Design with a BFA in Illustration.
Anthony Lukens studied printmak-
ing and artist book making under Sibyl
Rubottom and Jim Machacek at Bay
Park Press between 2001 and 2007.
Spending much of the last few years
as a traveling musician, his drawing
documents the humor, beauty, and sleep-
deprived absurdity associated with life
on the road. Seemingly mundane mo-
ments take on new meaning in Luken’s
artwork. An avid surfer and dog petter,
Anthony lives and works in San Diego,
with his wife and their very small dog,
Morgan Miller III is a ffth genera-
tion San Diegan from Point Loma, and
currently lives in Golden Hill. He is
a graduate of Art Center College of
Design in Pasadena, with a BFA in Il-
lustration. He is the current assistant at
Bay Park Press specializing type-setting
for letterpress, creating linoleum block
prints and various forms of etching, and
bookmaking. He is a member of the San
Diego Book Arts and has done demon-
strations of letterpress for the Book Arts
Fair held at UCSD.
About the Athenaeum Music & Arts
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,
located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego
County, is one of only 16 nonproft member-
ship libraries in the United States. This rare
cultural institution offers a depth and ac-
cessibility of resources and programs found
nowhere else in the region. The library,
devoted exclusively to music and art, has an
outstanding and ever-expanding collection
of books, periodicals, reference material,
compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet
music, and librettos, as well as one of the
most signifcant collections of artists' books
in Southern California. The Athenaeum also
presents an eclectic, year-round schedule
of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz,
and new music), lectures, studio art classes
through its School of the Arts, tours and spe-
cial events. The library is open to the public
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Members can check out library materials for
a modest annual fee. For information on the
benefts of becoming a member, call (858)
454-5872, visit www.ljathenaeum.org, or
stop by during normal library hours, 1008
Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.
“Sibyl Rubottom REDUX: Books,
Prints, Collages, & Then Some”
Light &
Read Zena Babao’s previous articles by visiting our website at
by Zena Sultana Babao
3rd Annual
Warren Gref
Horn Weekend
Special Guests - John Cox;
Kyle Covington
When: June 20, 21, and 22, 2014
Where: Saint Thomas of Canterbury
Episcopal Church, 44651 Avenida de
Missiones Temecula CA 92592
Anyone wanting to attend, please
register by sending a check to: Warren
Gref Weekend Horn Workshop 2014
P.O. Box 893381 Temecula, CA 92589.
For additional information, please call
or email Warren Gref at 760-809-7410
or warrengref@gmail.com
Warren Gref states,"Just when the
afterglow from the Southwest Horn
Conference held in San Diego May 23-
25 begins to fade, I encourage all horn
players to come and get re-ignited and re
inspired at our 3rd Annual Horn
Weekend Workshop, held right here
in Temecula." "I am very pleased to
announce that John Cox, Principal
hornwith the Oregon Symphony will
give a Master Class, as well as Kyle
Covington, Principal Trombone with the
San Diego Symphony. Kyle has some
amazing ideas about our physiology as
it relates to playing - especially how we
utilize our air and biomechanics. I frst
became aware of Kyle's approach last
summer and I immediately asked him
if he would give a class at this year's
Horn Workshop and I've been eagerly
awaiting his presentation ever since.
This isn't like anything many of us have
ever heard before, and I know everyone
is going to get something from it." This
By Zena Sultana Babao
Having a personal relationship with
our God is of vital importance because
it touches at the very core of our lives:
what we are, what we believe and how
we act. The Holy Bible contains a book
dedicated to the worship and relation-
ship with God. This book is Leviticus,
also known as “The Book of Laws”.
Some people bypass reading Leviticus
every time they read the Bible because
they fnd the practice of animal sacri-
fces too bloody and primitive. But they
don’t know why it was done and what
the practice symbolized.
Anyone who knows the Bible un-
derstands that blood was required to
be shed for the forgiveness of sin and
for people to be able to approach God.
Hebrews 9:22 says that “without the
shedding of blood there is no forgive-
ness.” In the New Testament, the blood
of Christ was shed for the full and
complete forgiveness of sin.
We learned about Israel’s dramatic
exit from Egypt in the book before
Leviticus, the book of Exodus. After
this dramatic exit, the Israelites camped
at the foot of Mt. Sinai for two years to
listen to God. It was a time of resting,
teaching, building, and meeting with the
Lord face to face. What transpired in
those two years was a prelude to Leviti-
cus, which has a set of instructions on
how God’s people would worship and
do for the redemption of sin.
The Lord told Moses to tell the people
of Israel, “You must be holy, because
I, the Lord your God, am holy …”
(Leviticus 19:1-2). For a sinful people
to approach a holy God, people must be
made holy (without sin.) As you have
read in the book of Genesis, sin entered
into this world when Adam and Eve
disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.
The penalty for sin is death! God’s
system says that a life must be given for
a life! In the Old Testament, an animal’s
life was given to save the life of a per-
son. The opening chapters of the book
of Leviticus gave detailed instructions
for offering animal sacrifces, the active
symbols of repentance and obedience
during those times.
Whether offering bulls, goats, sheep
or even grain, these sacrifcial offerings
has to be without blemish, just like the
ultimate sacrifce to come – JESUS,
the Lamb of God, who was without
sin. The animal sacrifces during those
times were a precursor to the sacrifce of
Christ, the Redeemer, who died on the
cross for the forgiveness and redemption
of sins.
Many events and prophecies in the
Old Testament are historical backdrops
of the coming of Christ and of His fnal
sacrifce to bring us back to God. And
for us to gain eternal life! “For God so
loved the world that He gave His one
and only Son that whoever believes in
Him shall not perish but have eternal
life.” –John 3:16.
True worship and oneness with God
begins as we confess our sins and accept
Christ as our Savior and Lord. He is the
only one who can redeem us and help us
approach God. Jesus said in John 14:16,
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No
one comes to the Father except through
In Leviticus we learned about the
Levites, the ministers and priests of their
day who instructed the people in their
worship. They regulated the moral,
civil, and ceremonial laws and super-
vised the health, justice and welfare of
the nation.
The fnal emphasis in Leviticus is
celebration. The book gave instructions
to Moses on the 7 feasts or festivals that
have to be observed by God’s people,
past and present. These are:
The Sabbath, a day of rest and sacred
assembly on the seventh day of the
week, which is Saturday; the Passover
and Unleavened Bread, a reminder of
God’s deliverance when He spared the
lives of Israel’s frst-born children in
Egypt and freed the Hebrews from slav-
ery, and also a reminder of the exodus
from Egypt, leaving the old life behind
and entering a new way of living;
The feast of Firstfruits, celebrating
the frst crops of the barley harvest
and reminding the people of how God
provided for them; the Feast of Weeks,
celebrating the end of the barley harvest
and the beginning of the wheat harvest,
and the people’s joy and thanksgiving
for these bountiful harvests;
The Feast of Trumpets, the beginning
of the seventh month of the year when
God’s people again expressed joy and
thanksgiving to the Lord; the Day of
Atonement, celebrating the removal of
sin from the people and the nation, and
their restored fellowship with God; and,
the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating
God’s protection and guidance in the
wilderness, and the renewal of Israel’s
commitment to God.
The Israelites were given instructions
and rules for daily living concerning
family relationships and responsibilities,
diets, childbirth, sexual conduct, and
diseases. These rules and instructions
about daily living are still relevant to us
21st century Christians. - zena

Leviticus: The Book of Laws
May 27, 2014. San Diego, Ca. CYC
(California Youth Conservatory),
voted “Best Theatre Group” on the San
Diego A-List for the past 3 consecutive
years, announces it's newest produc-
tion, a high-voltage whipsmart comedy
about coming of age, teen traumas
and (barely) surviving middle school.
Propelled by a pop/rock score by Tony
Award winner Jason Robert Brown
(Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of
Madison County), this hilarious musical
has it all.
In 2009, CYC Theatre presented the
San Diego premier of this new title, and
is re-staging it with even more talent,
production value and pizazz. This pro-
duction features an impressive on-stage
live band and an all-pro production team
led by veteran award-winning actor/
director Shaun T. Evans.
San Diego's most talented all-teen cast
delicately navigates and delivers the ups
and downs of turning 13. Evan Gold-
berg, a cool kid from New York City,
suddenly moves to a small mid-western
town following his parents’ breakup.
With his Bar Mitzvah around the corner,
he fnds himself struggling to ft in, fnd
friends and survive all of the changes
of adolescence in a strange new world.
It’s all there--firtations, cell phones,
cheerleaders, rumors, frst kisses,
cliques, boyfriend-stealing, bullies and
crushes in this ‘grown up musical about
growing up.’
Hailed by professional actors and
critics alike, the award-winning Cali-
fornia Youth Conservatory Theatre is
an innovative new company formed to
offer real-world, professional training
to aspiring young performers. Under
the direction of veteran Actor/Director
Shaun T. Evans, the company is the only
such young-performer's training theatre
to use professional actors as teaching
artists and mentors for its students—
and the only youth group to regularly
employ Equity actors. Evans pioneered
this mentor-based training model for
young performers here in San Diego.
This group has been voted “Best Theatre
Group” on the San Diego A-List poll
for the last 3 consecutive years, and
more recently won a Bravo San Diego
“Best Musical” award (presented by
the San Diego Performing Arts League
and the County of San Diego) for its
summer production of Les Miserables at
the Lyceum Theatre. CYC Theatre has
also made theatre history with several
‘frst-ever’ productions of bold titles
by a youth theatre group like RENT,
Ragtime and A Few Good Men. The
quality of the training is superb, as is the
quality of their theatrical productions,
"13, The Musical" Rocks the
Lyceum Theatre
which are widely considered among
the best ‘youth’ productions in the na-
tion. Of this group, Broadway veteran
Thomas James O’Leary (title role in
The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
for over 1000 performances) wrote, “I
wasn’t sure what to expect from a youth
group’s production. But within minutes,
my jaw was on the foor as I sat in awe
of how full their performances were,
how incredible their singing was, and
how well directed the production was.
There is some kind of magic happen-
ing between Shaun Evans and these
50 young people – he has a seemingly
effortless ability to instill in them a com-
mitment to the performing arts that is
at least as serious as what I’ve seen in
professional Broadway casts."
WHAT: California Youth Conserva-
tory presents “13”
WHEN: June 20th through June 29th,
WHERE: The Lyceum Theatre in
Horton Plaza. 79 Horton Plaza, San
Diego, CA 92101
TICKETS: Available online at www.
cyctheatre.com or by calling the Lyceum
Theatre Box Offce at 619-544-1000.
Admission $18-$32.
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Sullivan Solar Power Sponsors
Local Middle Schools to Inte-
grate Renewable Technology
into STEM Curriculum
(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) June 9, 2014 – San
Diego’s leading renewable energy frm,
Sullivan Solar Power has sponsored a com-
petitive event between middle schools, the
Junior Solar Sprint, for the ffth consecu-
tive year. This year Congressman Scott
Peters, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez,
and San Diego City Council President
Todd Gloria were in attendance to support
the future growth of clean tech learning
opportunities for students taking part in the
model solar car racing event.
“The Junior Solar Sprint is a symbol of
new learning opportunities for students in
San Diego and gears them toward science,
math, engineering and technical design
skills,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and
president of Sullivan Solar Power, “These
felds are exciting and highly rewarding,
particularly when applied to renewable en-
ergy sources, and we hope that the program
will expand the next generation’s passion
for renewable energy.”
The Junior Solar Sprint event, hosted by
the San Diego Electrical Training Center,
allows local sixth, seventh and eighth-
grade science students to use scientifc
knowledge to create and race solar pow-
ered model cars. All students were supplied
with one standard solar cell and motor.
The students are to come up with their own
unique design aspects to compete.
“I have seen Junior Solar Sprint change
kids’ lives. They learn to work together
on something they have never done,” said
Elaine Gillum, eighth grade science teacher
at Thurgood Marshall Middle School,
“Some of the students that struggle with
the book part of school, are amazing when
it comes to building things. They become
the kid that others turn to for guidance and
Eight middle schools from around San
Diego County participated in the Junior
Solar Sprint event Saturday, with hundreds
of attendees including parents, teachers,
volunteers, judges and dignitaries watched
more than 85 student cars race. Certifcates
were provided to all participating students
from California Assembly Speaker Toni
The Junior Solar Sprint is the culminat-
ing race track event, where students com-
pete for award in fve judging categories:
craftsmanship; innovation; power train;
solar collection; and wheel and guidance
systems. First, second and third place
medals were provided to the overall race
Solar powered model car, ‘Stewart,’ built
by two students from High Tech Middle
School North County won the champion-
ship race, fnishing the 20 meter track in
just 8.32 seconds. Second and third place
medals were awarded to students with solar
cars named to ‘Ninja Chicken’ and ‘Japan
Racer’ out of Torrey Hills Middle School.
“Encouraging our kids to pursue their
interest in these sectors through hands-on
projects like the Junior Solar Sprint will
not only prepare them for the jobs of the
future, but will help keep America globally
competitive,” said Congressman Scott
Peters, “Events like this help spark a life-
long interest in our students to improve the
world around them through innovation.”
About Junior Solar Sprint
The Junior Solar Sprint is a hands-on,
multidisciplinary program that motivates
students and expands education in the
felds of science, technology, engineer-
ing and mathematics through renewable
energy. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade
students from middle schools throughout
San Diego County design solar-powered
model cars with unlimited ingenuity and
inventiveness. The event is made possible
through the San Diego Electrical Train-
ing Center and Sullivan Solar Power.
Supporters include the National Electrical
Contractors Association, Electrical Vehicle
Association of San Diego and the San Di-
ego Renewable Energy Society. Visit www.
juniorsolarsprint.com for more information.
About Sullivan Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar
system provider that delivers solar electric
projects from concept to completion with
offces in the Orange County, Inland
Empire and San Diego. The company has
installed more than 19,000,000 watts of
solar power ranging from residential to
large commercial and municipal systems.
Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding
A-plus rating with the Better Business
Bureau, with no complaints fled since its
founding in 2004. The frm has been named
one of the nation’s fastest growing energy
companies by Inc. Magazine and services
clients throughout Southern California.
Regardless of project size and scope, Sul-
livan is committed to delivering the best
products provided by the most qualifed
professionals to its customers. Visit www.
sullivansolarpower.com for more informa-
San Diego Middle School Students Compete Solar-
Powered Model Cars at 5th Annual Junior Solar Sprint
Tools on Wheels: Hand tools donated by local Chula
Vistans for Typhoon Yolanda relief used to rebuild schools
CHULA VISTA, 6/12/2014 -- Manny
Ramirez, a member of the Rotary Club
of Mactan, who collected hand tools
for the Typhoon Haiyan reconstruction
effort in the Visayas today reported to
donors from Chula Vista and the San
Diego area that the tools they donated
are being used to rebuild schools in the
devastated areas of Samar and Leyte.
Ramirez sent benefactors an emails
with photos of the truck used to trans-
port the hand tools and an update of
the reconstruction efforts from local
He wrote, “Please allow me to share
this wonderful news /updates to our
friends in Chula Vista and San Diego,
California who donated hand-carpentry
tools /spread the word help rebuilt
homes and schools in the Philippines
after being being struck by super
typhoon Haiyan ( Yolanda ) last year.
Its continuing process of rebuilding so
those tools extremely important and
much appreciated.”
The carpentry tools are being used
by locals to rebuild schools. So far 16
classrooms have been rebuilt with the
donated equipment according to Ken-
neth Sotto of “Projects Abroad Philip-
“In total, Projects Abroad Philippines
together with the donations of construc-
tion materials donated by the Rotary
Club of Mactan, we have reconstructed
16 classrooms to the following schools:
Don Pedro Elementary School
Taytayan Elementary School
Bung-aw Elementary School
Anunang Norte Elementary School
Dakit Elementary School
Tacup Elementary School
Sotto emphasized that without the
tools the reconstruction in the remote
sites of Bogo and San Remigio would
not have been possible. He was writing
from the reconstruction site of the Tacup
Daycare center in San Remigio.
“The Rotary Tool Library has been
very instrumental in getting these build-
ings done and of course with the help
from our foreign volunteers. At the daily
basis, the Rotary Tool Library travels at
about 50 kms to and from Bogo City to
Tacup, San Remigio to deliver the tools
needed for our construction project and
without it we cannot sustain our efforts
especially in Tacup.”
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Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat in
San Diego, CA
When: From 24 Jun until 29 Jun 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Theatre: San Diego Civic Center
Website: http://www.broadwaysd.com/
Running Time: 1 hour 51 minutes
(including intermission)
Tue Eve, June 24, 2014 - 7pm
Wed Eve, June 25, 2014 - 7pm
Thu Eve, June 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Fri Eve, June 27, 2014 - 8pm
Sat Mat, June 28, 2014 - 2pm
Sat Eve, June 28, 2014 - 8pm
Sun Mat, June 29, 2014 - 1pm
Sun Eve, June 29, 2014 - 6pm
(San Diego – June 9, 2014) – Broad-
way/San Diego is pleased to announce
that Broadway and television star Diana
DeGarmo and Broadway star Ace Young
will head up the cast of the new tour-
ing production of JOSEPH AND THE
COAT. The Independent Presenters
National Tour of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat Comes to San Diego June 24-29, 2014
Network is also delighted to announce
that casting for the 2014 national tour
is complete. Directed and choreo-
graphed by Tony® Award-winner Andy
Blankenbuehler, the new tour will arrive
in San Diego June 24-29, 2014 as part
Starring Diana Degarmo as
“Narrator” and Ace Young
as “Joseph”
One of the most enduring shows of all
time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Web-
the irresistible family musical about the
trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s fa-
vorite son. Retelling the Biblical story of
Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat
of many colors, this magical musical
is full of unforgettable songs including
Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will
Do and Close Every Door. Book your
tickets and be part of the magic!
Broadway and television star Diana
DeGarmo and Broadway star Ace Young
will head up the cast of the new tour-
ing production of JOSEPH AND THE
COAT. The Husband-and-wife team frst
met when they shared the Broadway
stage in the 2009 revival of HAIR.
Rating: Family Friendly
TFC@theMovies to screen
flm globally starting in
North America on June 6
The much awaited big screen team-up
of Coco Martin, the country's Primetime
TV King, and Sarah Geronimo, Box
Offce Queen and Pop Princess of the
Philippines, lived up to expectations as
the duo translated their on-screen chem-
istry in ABS-CBN's Star Cinema's and
Viva Films' Maybe This Time into box
offce gold, earning P60 million already
four days after it opened.
Maybe This Time will open on June 6
in the U.S. in 35 theatres in the states of
Washington, California, Nevada, Arizo-
na, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Vir-
ginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey,
Florida and Hawaii. Also on June 6, it
will screen in Canada in 12 theatres in
the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, Scarbor-
ough, Toronto, Mississauga, Winnipeg,
Coco-Sarah's Maybe This Time earns P60M in 4 days
Calgary, Edmonton, Surrey, Vancouver,
Saskatoon and Regina. Later this June,
the movie will be seen internationally
in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Greece, Ireland, Norway,
France, United Kingdom, Qatar, Bahrain
and United Arab Emirates.
The story about a simple city girl
(Steph) and a small town boy (Tonio)
who fall in love but get separated by
ambition and the need to provide for
family is a theme that resonates with
many. When they cross paths seven
years later through a fateful assignment
made by the girl's sophisticated PR boss
(Monica) for a new client, some com-
plications arise: the client here is Tonio
who is now Monica's boyfriend. Will
this become an opportunity to rekindle
an old fame or will it fnally be closure
for Steph after Tonio left her without
saying goodbye?
"It's complicated," laughed ABS-CBN
Global Head of Theatricals and TV and
flm director John-D Lazatin. "These are
not cardboard characters and it's not a
formulaic story. The narrative is based
on real life experiences and emotions.
When you watch the flm, you see the
characters' journeys, their struggles,
their dilemmas, and their choices that
would impact their lives. You will truly
feel for them, especially with Coco and
Sarah displaying greater maturity and
polish in their acting here. Ruffa as
Monica is a standout. This is a must-see
Filipino flm this summer."
Maybe This Time is directed by Jerry
Lopez Sineneng and written by Anton
Santamaria and Melai Monge. It also
stars Ruffa Guttierez, Ogie Diaz, Dennis
Padilla, Marlann Flores, Zeppi Bor-
romeo, Garlic Garcia, Minnie Agui-
lar, Boboy Garovillo, and Sharmaine
For more information on theaters and
schedules, please visit http://tfc-usa.
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Rev. Fr. Joseph Ayala Faller
NAME: Rev. Fr. Joseph (Joey ) A.
BIRTHDAY: June 19, 1964
ORDINATION: September 19, 1989
at St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena
ADDRESS: Kamay Ni Hesus Healing
Center- Brgy. Tinamnan, Lucban,4328,
Quezon, Philippines
PARENTS: Dr. Francisco L. Faller,
and Mrs. Adelaida A. Faller
reluctant heal-
er, but only after a
series of deaths in the
family was his faith in God
was really tested. The death
of his sister Stella in 1986,
his father Francisco in 1988,
and his most beloved mother
Adelaida in 1989, made his
resolve to embrace the priestly
vocation, even stronger, and
resolute. After several assign-
ments in the Diocese of Lu-
cena, on June 2002, Fr. Joey
decided to devote full-time
in the Healing Ministry after
hearing from people stories,
Kamay Ni Hesus Healing Center
and Fr Joey Faller
and incidences of healing at-
tributed to his ministering.
At frst he refused to believe God’s
gift to him, until January 1993, when
he took over from Fr. Barham in Mt.
Carmel Monastery Church in Lipa
City, Batangas, where some people
claimed of healing. The true “Baptism
of Fire,” so to speak came in January
19, 1993 when a paralyzed woman on a
wheelchair, was able to walk after being
prayed-over, to his, and everybody’s
amazedment. Fr. Barham, internation-
ally renowned healer confrmed that
indeed it is truly God’s gift to him.
There are other manifestations of
God’s gift to Fr. Joey. On February
6,1993, he went to Lipa City, and visited
the Carmel Monastery. Strangely, no-
body had really invited him to go to that
place, as if something forceful pushed
him to go to Lipa. It was like a sudden
Upon reaching Lipa City, he was hap-
py to fnd out that there was a Nation-
wide Marian Pilgrimage, and it turned
out that there was no priest who will cel-
ebrate the mass. It seemed coincidental,
but he felt that the circumstances were
far more than just coincidental. During
the celebration of the Holy Eucharist,
he began to experience unexplainable
instances. The whole place seemed to
flled with the scent of roses.They also
experience the “gift of tongues,” while
celebrating the mass.
But the most astonishing thing was
when he had a vision of a woman in red
blouse who was a cancer patient from
Manila. Just right before he ended the
mass, he asked if there was a woman
among the mass goers who was diag-
nosed with cancer. To his amazement, a
woman wearing a red blouse suddenly
stood up, and declared that she came
from Manila, and was suffering from
cancer of the bone. She was instantly
healed after Fr. Joey heared her confes-
sion, and prayed over her.
At that instance after witnessing his
healing, a lot of people approached
him. There was a man, who for a long
time could hardly walk, because of
severe osteoarthritis. He was able to
walk again, after he asked Fr. Joey’s
healing. Unfortunately, the sisters of
the monastery advised that he leave the
monastery, because of the commotion
caused by the incident. At that moment,
he doubted God’s calling to heal.
Fr. Joey continued to disbelief God’s
gift to him, but kept on asking for
signs if he was truly blessed with gift
of healing. During his frst trip to the
Holy Land (Jerusalem) in March 1993,
as he was praying at the place where
the Pentecost happened, two doves
came down to him out of nowhere. on
his second visit to the Holy Land, and
Europe, he was able to heal two women.
The frst one was a foreigner who can
only walk if assisted by somebody, or
by using a cane. After the healing, she
could already walk by herself, free from
cane, and without the help of somebody
else. The second one was suffering from
severe arthritis. Her dream was to see
the Holy Places, but she was unable to
fulfll her dream, because she couldnot
walk. But when she joined Fr. Joey in
his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and
visited Beteseda, she received complete
healing, and was able to walk again. She
even taught us dance steps during our
last days in Israel. But still with all the
sign given to him by God, he was still
confused, and undecided.
The questions whether he was truly
worthy of the gift still persisted in his
mind. He kept on asking God why a
person like him would be chosen to be a
healer. He felt that he was too weak, sin-
ful, unworthy, wounded, and broken, a
paradox of a healer. In August 1993, his
cousin Caroline Ayala from the United
States asked to be prayed over. At that
time, she was suffering from psoriasis,
and a serious heart problem (there was a
hole in her heart) and was scheduled for
When she returned to the U.S. for
her operation, the doctor was surprised
to fnd that her heart was doing well,
and there was no need for an operation.
Then after some months, the parents
of his cousin (Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ayala)
gave him free tickets to the U.S. He
used this opportunity to conduct healing
masses in the states. Since then, various
charismatic groups in the U.S. have
invited him to have healing masses. Fr.
Joey received testimonies from people
who experienced healing from cancer,
paralysis, and problems in the reproduc-
tive system. There were also testimonies
regarding cases of deliverance from
eveil spirit. But even with all these
testimonies, he remained in doubt.
But it was in April 8, 1994, that he
Save the Date: Fr. Faller will be visiting San Diego, CA on
Saturday, July 26th to celebrate a healing mass at 1:00 pm.
Venue to be announced next week!
totally embraced God’s gift of healing.
He had an accident that almost cost him
his life. But the most extraordinary thing
happened, when one of his hands was
injured during the accident. The small
fnger, and index fnger of his right
became permanently curled down, and
couldn’t be straightened anymore. But
he realized that his right hand seemed
to have resembled the hands of the
Little Jesus (Known as “El Senor Sto.
Nino”) and of the hands of the risen, and
victorious Christ. He underwent opera-
tions here and in the U.S. to straighten
his hand again, but no operation could
ever bring back to normal. For him, the
accident confrmed God’s call for him to
become His instrument of healing. His
right hand is a constant reminder that
it is God’s healing hands that works
through him. Since then, he has carried
the hands of the Lord to heal other
people. There were several individuals
who have experienced, and received
the healing power of God through Fr.
Joey Faller. These are manifestations of
God’s healing hand working through Fr.
It all started on October, 1998, when
tended the International Charismatic
Renewal Congress (ICCRC), which was
held in Rome. It was at that time when
saw a vision of a huge building that
was flled with so many people who
was suffering from different ailments/
illnesses. While Fr. Joey was alone with
these people amidst the crowd. It was
then that he realized that GOD was with
him all along and that it was a “MIS-
SION” for him sent by GOD to build a
was meant to heal the sick physi-
cally, emotionally, psychologically and
spiritually. A “MISSION” envisioned to
him by GOD. With such a big task he
was adherent at frst on how to fulfll a
FR. JOEY took the chance of
conferring the vision with the former
Bishop of Lucena, BISHOP RUBEN T.
PROFUGO. And much to his surprise it
was not just only approved but Bishop
RUBEN even offered a piece of land in
Lucena, to fulfll his Mission of build-
formed it is a non-stock, non-
proft corporation which Fr. Joey
himself founded with his close associ-
ates and friends in mid-1998. KHMFI
was formed to assist in the fund raising
of not just a “Healing Center” but a
“Church” and “Renewal Center” for the
Diocese of Lucena.
To serve as extension of the Ro- •
man Catholic Church in its quest
to reach out to preach Christian
values- particularly faith, hope
and charity.
To provide the needy with all •
possible assistance and spiritual
blessings through spiritual heal-
ing and prayers for the sick and
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“The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
especially at the hour of their death (754).” -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
Eternal Father, I ofer You the Body and Blood, Soul
and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
the whole world.
On the Hail Mary beads say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
on us and on the whole world.
In conclusion say three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Laughing Matter
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Hindi ko na maalala kung kailan ako
huling sumulat sa ating wikang pam-
bansa. Ngayong napipintong bumalik sa
himpapawid ang Balitaktakang Filkanoy
na dulot sa inyo ng inyong abang
lingkod, minabuti kong managalog sa
pagkakataong ito hindi lamang upang
ibalita ang muling pamamayagpag ng
programang ito kundi na rin sariwain
ang aking pananagalog dahil ang wika
pong ito ang dadaloy sa mga talakayang
Teka, teka, ano na nga ba ang Balitak-
takang FilKanoy?
Sa pamumuno ni Ginoong Sim
Silverio, ang tagapaglathala ng inyong
Asian Journal – San Diego, mga da-
lawang o tatlong taon na ang nakalili-
pas, nagkaroon po tayo ng isang radio
istasyong Filipino sa San Diego na
nakabase sa bandang norte. Isa po ang
Balitaktakang Filkanoy bilang tampok
na programa ng istasyong ito. Dahil po
sa kakulangan ng lakas ng signal, hindi
po namin maabot ang mga kinakaul-
ang nais naming maabot sa aming mga
programa sa buong San Diego at kami
po ay tumiklop pagkaraan lamang ng
ilang buwan.
Ngayon po, sa inspirasyon pa rin ni
Ginoong Silverio at pamumunyagi ni
Ogie Cruz, itinatag ni Attorney Erwin
Bautista ang Radyo Filipino Amerika.
Bagama’t ito ay nakabase lamang sa Na-
tional City, California, hindi lamang po
sa San Diego, hindi lamang po sa buong
California, hindi lamang po sa buong
Estados kundi sa buong mundo aabot
ang aming pamamahayag. Gamit ang
makabagong teknolohiya ng streamlin-
ing radio, maari po kayong makapakinig
hindi lamang sa inyong mga computer
kundi na rin sa inyong mga cell phones.
Upang makapakinig, ayon kay Atty.
Bautista: “We have created our own
application which you can download
straight from Google Play. It's a Free
App. Type "Radyo Filipino Amerika"
on the browser then our app shows up.
Download and then open. Press play
button and start listening.” At ito po ay,
uulitin ko, libre at kahit saan man kayo
Ang Pagbabalik ng
Balitaktakang Filkanoy
naroroon sa mundo.
Dahil bago pa lamang pumapaalinlang
sa himpapawaid ang istasyon, kami po
ay nangangailangan pa ng mga karagda-
gang program hosts at mga sponsors.
Samantala, ang mga sumusunod ay
inyo ng maririnig (Pacifc Time): Ojie
Cruz, 8-12 ng umaga – Daily Showbiz
Watcher; Anne Dezena, 4-7 ng hapon
hanggang gabi – Daily DJ Emotera;
Rowie Mesian, 2-4 ng hapon Sabado’t
Linggo at 6-9 ng gabi tuwing Biyernes
– Events/Dedications; Ruel Borgonio,
12-2 ng hapon Sabado’t Linggo –
Borderless Pinoy; Anabel at Arlene
Ogapong, 3-6 ng hapon ng Martes – Sis-
ter Act; Femie Cupit, 3-5 ng hapon ng
Mierkoles – Sports Chika; Cari Ramos,
8-10 ng umaga tuwing Sabado – Pinoy
Ang inyo pong lingkod naman ay
maghahatid sa inyo ng Balitaktakang
FilKanoy tuwing Martes, Huwebes, at
Linggo sa ganap ng alas-7 hanggang
alas-9 ng gabi. Sa programang ito, atin
pong hahalukayan ang mga masisidh-
ing balita na may kaugnayan sa buhay
ng bawat Pilipino, hindi lamang sa
Pilipinas, hindi lamang sa Amerika,
kung hindi na rin sa buong mundo.
Habang bibigyan po natin ng papuri ang
mga karapat-dapat, wala po namang
takot nating babatikusin ang mga hindi
sumusunod sa daang matuwid.
Sa mga puwang na oras na walang na-
mamahayag, inyo naman pong maririnig
ang mga himig na sariling atin.
Nasa Facebook rin po ang Radyo
Filipino Amerika. Iniimbita po namin
kayong mag-like rito upang kayo ay
maging bahagi ng aming tagapagtangki-
lik at malaman niyo kung ano-ano ang
mga samut-saring aming dulot sa inyo.
Nakikiusap na rin po kaming imbitahin
ninyo ang inyong mga kamag-anak, mga
kaibigan at sino pa mang dapat makinig
sa sarili nating Radyo Filipino Amerika
– tungo sa ating palitan ng talakayan
anuman ang ating mga adhikain,
masariwa ang ating mga diwa sa mga
hiyas ng Pilipinas, at maugnay pa rin
ang ating mga puso sa pinakamamahal
nating Inang Bayan.
Atty. Erwin and Lu Bautista cuts the
ribbon to formally open Radyo Filipino
America last June 6, 2014 at National
City. RDLphoto060614
As the Bamboos
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“Ok everyone,” said the the instructor
at the birthing class trying to get every-
one’s attention.
“We are going to do an exercise now,
that’s purpose is to help the men sym-
pathize with their partners.”
“We have here what’s called a preg-
nancy suit,” said the woman instructor,
holding up an artifcial stomach with a
“This imitates the feeling of being
pregnant.” Which Husband volunteers to
be the frst one to try it on?”
“I will” said one man, taking the suit
and trying it on.
“This isn’t too bad said the man walk-
ing around. I think I could get used to
“Ok”, said the instructor smiling,
“now I would like you to bend down
and pick up my pen from the foor.”
“You want me to pick it up?” he said
hesitantly, “just as I would if I was
“Yes!” said the instructor. “Honey,”
said the man turning to his spouse “do
you mind picking up that pen for me?”
Feeling Pregnant
From BrainyQuote.com
Love, Expecting
If you want to sacrifce the admiration
of many men for the criticism of one, go
ahead, get married.
Marriage, Men, Sacrifce
I never lose sight of the fact that just
being is fun.
Life, Discipline
Love has nothing to do with what you
are expecting to get - only with what
you are expecting to give - which is
Men and Beauty
Plain women know more about men
than beautiful women do.
Motivational, Change, Yourself
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
We are taught you must blame your
father, your sisters, your brothers, the
school, the teachers - but never blame
yourself. It's never your fault. But it's al-
ways your fault, because if you wanted
to change you're the one who has got to
Funny, Life
If you obey all the rules you miss all
the fun.
Sometimes I wonder if men and
women really suit each other. Perhaps
they should live next door and just visit
now and then.

Marriage, Men, Women
I have many regrets, and I'm sure ev-
eryone does. The stupid things you do,
you regret... if you have any sense, and
if you don't regret them, maybe you're
Everyone, Sense, Stupid
Without discipline, there's no life at
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.
Katharine Hepburn on Life,
Love and Marriage
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and even browse an Applebee’s menu
independently while at lunch with their
Blaze EZ features high-quality stereo
speakers for high quality audio output
and a built-in microphone for recording
school lectures or business meetings.
Built-in Wi-Fi adds easy access to pod-
casts, internet radio and downloadable
content such as DAISY and eBooks. An
FM radio and talking clock round out
the features of this tiny yet powerful
device for the blind.
HIMS Inc. Education Business Devel-
opment Manager, Dave Wilkinson, who
is blind himself shared “Independent
access to printed text while away from
a personal computer, is something that
very few devices have been able to do
really well and this is the frst time that
the blind have had OCR built into a
digital book player. Apps for iPhone and
Android devices have claimed to have
this ability but anyone who’s blind who
has tried them knows that it’s just not an
optimal solution. Blaze EZ delivers an
excellent result in a variety of lighting
and environmental settings – even when
the document itself is upside down or
Blaze EZ, introductorily priced at
$695, includes a ten-hour recharge-
able battery and is expected to begin
shipping in late June 2014. To learn
more about HIMS and their full line of
products for those with low vision or
who are blind, please visit their web-
site, http://www.hims-inc.com or call
888-520-4467 to speak to an assistive
technology specialist today.
Since its founding 15 years ago,
HIMS has been devoted to improving
opportunities for the visually impaired
through the development of technology
products for the blind and low vision.
HIMS Inc., an Austin, Texas-based
company that specializes in assistive
technology products is a wholly owned
subsidiary of HIMS International Cor-
of Broadway/San Diego’s 2013-2014
Broadway and television star Diana
DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star
Ace Young (Joseph) will head up the
cast, which will feature Paul Castree
as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as
Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben,
Will Mann as Judah and Ryan Williams
as Pharaoh.
The ensemble will include Chip Ab-
bott, Amanda Braun, Jonathan Burke,
Claire Camp, Richard Cerato, Vincent
D’Elia, Lisa Finegold, Lili Froehlich,
Sasha Hollinger, Brandon Hudson, Pat-
rick John Moran, Mark Roland, David
Rossetti, Leigh Scheffer, Christine
Cornish Smith, Brett Stoelker, Tricia
Tanguy, Matthew Tiberi and Katie
Husband-and-wife team Ace Young
and Diana DeGarmo frst met when they
shared the Broadway stage in the 2009
revival of HAIR. “I am so excited to
star as ‘Joseph’ alongside Diana,” said
Ace. “It’s great to be back! I too am so
excited to star alongside Ace in the very
role I once looked up to years ago as a
child in the choir,” added Diana.
One of the most enduring shows of all
the irresistible family musical about the
trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s
favorite son. The frst collaboration of
composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus
Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera,
Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ
Superstar, The Lion King), JOSEPH
blends pop, country and rock into an
uplifting, technicolored story of biblical
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph,
his eleven brothers and the coat of many
colors, this magical musical is full
of unforgettable songs including Those
Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and
Close Every Door.
Produced by the Independent Present-
ers Network, the tour will feature Scenic
Design by Beowulf Boritt, Costume
Design by Jennifer Caprio, Lighting De-
sign by Howell Binkley, Sound Design
by John Shivers and David Patridge,
Projection & Video Design by Daniel
Brodie, Music Supervision by David
Kreppel and Music Direction by Wayne
DIANADeGARMO (Narrator) From
Broadway to the Hollywood Bowl, Diana
is no stranger to the stage. At 16, she stole
America’s heart on “Idol” before becoming
the frst alum to star on Broadway. Starring
in such shows as HAIR (where she met her
husband Ace Young), 9 to 5, Brooklyn: The
Musical, Hairspray and The Toxic Avenger,
she then moved to Los Angeles to play the
role of “Angelina,” a fan favorite on the
number one daytime series “The Young
and the Restless.” In 2008, she released an
acoustic EP “Unplugged in Nashville,” and
recently released a Country EP “Live To
Love,” composed of songs co-written with
Ace. She is so excited to star alongside him
playing the very role she once looked up to
years ago when she was just a child in the
choir. It's great to be back! Many thanks to
Headline Talent Agency, Ellis Talent Group
and our dog Rosie.
ACE YOUNG (Joseph) This athletic, 6'1"
runt of 5 boys moved to Los Angeles from
Boulder, CO, over ten years ago to pursue a
career in music. Since then, Ace has worked
with musical stars ranging from Brian McK-
night to Desmond Child. He is a Grammy-
nominated songwriter with number one hits
in the U.S. and Sweden. Ace has performed
for the masses at festivals, concerts, parades,
bars and hole-in-the-wall joints around the
world. After being a contestant on “Idol,”
he pursued a Broadway career, starring
frst in Grease and then in HAIR, where he
met his wife, Diana DeGarmo. They re-
cently released a Country EP “Live To
Love,” composed of songs co-written by
the two of them. Other television credits
include “Bones” and “Planet 360.” Truly
comfortable in the spotlight, he is so excited
to star as ‘Joseph’ alongside his new wife.
Many thanks to Headline Talent Agency, El-
lis Talent Group and our dog Rosie.
tion and Choreography) Broadway: In The
Heights (Tony Award), Bring It On (Tony
nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The
People In The Picture, The Apple Tree, and
the revival of Annie. Other work includes:
Fly (DTC), The Wiz (City Center), Desper-
ately Seeking Susan (West End), “Sesame
Street,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Future projects include Hamilton (Lin-
Manuel Miranda) and Only Gold with Kate
Nash. Mr. Blankenbuehler has performed
on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La
Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier,
Big and Guys and Dolls. He resides in New
York City, with his wife Elly and two chil-
dren, Luca and Sofa.
WORK (Producer) is a consortium of 50
members who present live entertainment
worldwide. Recent Broadway/London/U.S.
Tours: Kinky Boots, Matilda, Jekyll & Hyde,
La Cages Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5,
Ragtime, Frost/Nixon, Legally Blonde, The
Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne’s
Edward Scissorhands.\
the face of adversity. Admittedly, there
were a lot of smarter and more talented
students in the competition; our team
was composed of the youngest students!
However, we did not let this fact deter
us from focusing on the competition. I
personally felt that we had something
to prove, being one of the youngest and
coming from a public university and
a third world country. This just shows
that aside from sheer talent, passion for
learning and the drive to win can really
take one a long way.”
Solidum: “The whole experience has
taught me the value of always putting in
your best effort regardless of the odds
stacked against you. We knew as a team
that we needed to give it our all if we
wanted to win the global championship
given the fact that representatives from
other countries were mostly MBAs or
MS Finance who are more knowledge-
able and experienced in fnance. To be
able to prepare ourselves, we put in a lot
of hours practicing our presentation and
preparing for all the possible questions
that may be asked during the competi-
tion. Fortunately all the hard work
resulted to an unexpected yet satisfying
Bautista: “It is a cliché to say that the
competition is for the team to beat itself.
However, that is what this experience
has taught the fve of us. Four years
back, our university already cham-
pioned the research challenge to the
global level. That is a testament that our
university has the capacity to best the
competitions we sign up for, and that it
is up to the team to embrace the rigors
of the preparation and to always be one
up against themselves each day. Every-
thing encompassing the preparations—
simultaneous academics, distractions,
late night works, and what not—all boil
down to us beating our past selves. So
in the series of preparations, we can’t do
anything about not possessing graduate
degrees to gain an edge, but we always
had the ability to do something about
ourselves to win.”
De Ocampo: “You’ve got to burn
before you shine. For the past seven
months, my teammates and I worked
tirelessly on this contest. It was tough
balancing everything, and up until the
very end, we were still working very
hard. What motivated us was our deep
desire to prove that Filipino students
from UP have what it takes to compete
on a global scale. The unsung heroes of
this victory are our families, friends, and
professors, whose never-ending support
helped us get through the toughest of
times. We can never truly thank them
enough. Overall, there really is no sub-
stitute for hard work and discipline, but
passion and purpose make the journey a
whole lot easier.”
already packed up my things
to bring into Camp Crame if
it is where we're going to be
confned," Enrile said.
He said he has no problem if an arrest
warrant against him is served at the
"I was served a warrant here in the
Senate in 1990. It was here in the Senate
that I was arrested. The second time that
I was arrested in 2001 was at my house
and I went with Gen. Berroya," he said.
Enrile said he won't fle any motion
to stop his arrest but "will exert all
"If you are a seasoned lawyer, you
will use all the available remedies to
defend yourself," he said.
Enrile said he may serve as his own
lawyer "if there is a need for it."
He added that he will leave it to the
government if he will be placed under
either hospital or house arrest.
"I'm prepared. Even if I'll die in my
cell, it's okay. At my age, I've gone
through life already," he said.
Enrile said he supports the proposed
live coverage of the pork barrel scam
"Better. Para open. Para malaman ng
tao ang katotohanan," he said.
The Offce of the Ombudsman on
Monday formally fled graft cases
against Enrile, fellow Senators Jinggoy
Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.,
and several others before the Sandigan-
bayan in connection with the pork barrel
A staff member of the docket section
of the Sandiganbayan informed the
media that 11 counts of graft were fled
against Estrada, et al; 15 for Enrile, et
al; and 16 for Revilla, et al.
The informations were fled at the
Sandiganbayan an hour before the
docket section closed.
Those charged with graft also include
alleged pork barrel queen Janet Lim
Napoles and heads of implementing
agencies who were allegedly involved in
the misuse of pork barrel funds.
Also included in the graft charges is
Budget Undersecretary Mario Relam-
The fling of the graft raps comes after
the Ombudsman fled plunder charges
last Friday against the 3 senators, Na-
poles and other individuals linked to the
scam. - with a report from Adrian Ayalin
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the afficted - whether they be
physical or physiological, mental
or psychological, spiritual and/ or
To continually and consistently •
uplift the spiritual life and the
moral values of its members and
those whose lives they may touch.
To strengthen the faith and love •
to our Lord and Savior through
prayers, healing, retreats, recol-
lections, prayer vigils and Bible
To deepen and awaken the reli- •
gious obligations of the members
to the needy, through charitable
and other Christian undertakings.
To accept and solicit donations •
and grants in cash and in kind for
the construction of all necessary
buildings and facilities as may be •
and to fnance outreach projects •
for the beneft of the needy.
To provide and offer stay- in fa- •
cilities for the sick and infrmed.
February 4, 2002, construction for the
TER”, started with enormous funds that
was provided for by various Filipino
religious communities in the United
States (mostly Quezonians). Likewise
from friends, benefactors from within
and Metro Manila that poured in. Fr.
Joey even shared the money he inherited
from the family heirloom to fnancially
sustain the construction of the Healing
Center. The construction almost took
two (2) years to fully equip and build
the Church. -- Source: www.joeyfaller.
on, fused our minds and talents together,
and can I say more? We whipped ev-
erything up with speed, from foral
arrangement to table setting to entertain-
ment and later proudly claimed success
by turning their San Diego downtown
condo into a heavenly and intimate wed-
ding venue.

Mila’s Most Precious Gift
A very persistent lady (“makulit” to
me anyway), she tried so hard to match
me with a number of men. She just
couldn’t wait for me to have a boyfriend
to marry. The fourth time, she fnally
succeeded. I got married two and a half
months AFTER she introduced me to
this man whom we both knew nothing
about, a cousin of her comadre. When
I broke the news to her over the phone
she screamed with joy; she must have
been the happiest human being on this
planet that day. You see, Mila’s list of
vocabulary words did not include words
such as “defeat, loser, or failure”. I must
admit that my marriage was one among
her huge accomplishments. All I could
do was to concede and say, “okay you
scored again”. Thirty years later, this
year, my husband and I are still together
and I might just hang on to him forever,
for he is my most precious gift from my
cousin Mila.
Full of energy, life, adventure, we
dared in our mid-twenties, to drive to
Las Vegas in the winter time just to see
Frank Sinatra perform at the Flamingo
Casino/Hotel, one of the only couple of
existing hotels then. With no available
room, we were forced to spend the night
crunched in her car, in the hotel’s park-
ing lot with neither a blanket nor pillow
to comfort and protect us from the freez-
ing temperature. Getting out from the
car that morning was another challenge
when we discovered the snow around us
was over a foot high.
Relatives and friends, in the year
1948, two loving sisters, my late mom
Trinidad and Mila’s mom Flaviana (one
short, the other, tall respectively) gave
birth to two cute little babies, Judy and
Mila. Surprisingly like their moms,
one is also short, the other, tall and as
they matured, they even resembled each
other that at a glance, some people mis-
took them as real sisters. Born 5 months
apart, these babies grew up like sisters,
played together, laughed together, cried
together, fought each other, at each
other’s throat and nerves, disagreed,
made up, hugged and kissed, consoled
each other.
Though in later years, they lived
hundreds of miles apart, they stay con-
nected, and lived different lifestyles.
Judy kept a low profle, Mila was the
celebrity of the clan. But they kept tap-
ping each other and maintained this
cord, so fexible, that whenever they
needed each other, all they do was tug
and they would be there for each other’s
Cousin, losing you causes me so
much hurt and pain, but I am consoled
that you leave me with many memories
that I will treasure forever. Now I ask
that you keep your end of the cord,
would up so tight around you, that I,
your cousin Judy, can easily tug it when-
ever I need you. You have left us with
so many legacies, more than already
mentioned, but the best is your uncondi-
tional love for Art, Eugene and Claudia.
We all love you and we all miss you!
Workshop is for students and enthusiasts
of all ages - from middle school through
adult - and from throughout all of South-
ern California. This is an experiential
workshop - we will all learn from doing.
Horn players of all levels and experi-
ence are encouraged to attend. The pre-
paid price for registration before June
14th is just $50 a person for the entire
weekend (same as previous years). The
price after June 14th and at the door will
be $75. If anyone would like to attend
just one day, the fee will be $40. Non-
horn players (trumpet, trombone, etc)
who would like to attend just the master
classes may attend for only $20 each
class, or both Saturday morning and
Sunday afternoon for $30. The intention
of this Workshop is to explore ways in
which we can realize the most produc-
tivity out of our experience, to make
practicing as enjoyable as possible, and
to have continued progress throughout a
lifetime of horn playing. The focus will
be on creativity, inspiration, musician-
ship, discipline, goals, our original love
of the instrument, and how all of this
relates to our daily horn practice. The
weekend will include master classes,
a mock audition with discussion, horn
choir rehearsals, and will conclude
with a public performance. As a special
feature this year, we have been invited
to also perform for the church service
on Sunday morning. The church service
is voluntary for those who would like to
Special arrangements for horn en-
semble are being written specifcally
for us by Dr. Stephen Sturk.
Security is a major advantage of the
technique, according to Fredrik.
"Every individual's vein pattern is
completely unique, so there really is
no way of committing fraud with this
system. You always need your hand
scanned for a payment to go through,"
he clarifes.
With ongoing plans to expand the
business further, and other companies
around the world implementing the tech-
nology, the payment method seems to
be here to stay -- and if Fredrik gets his
way -- we'll all spend less time waiting
in line at the supermarket in the future.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/
mid 1930s, dashing in his white sharkskin
suit, white hat in hand, getting off the train
as my mother would wait by the window of
her kasera’s (landlord) house. They would be
looking forward to a Sunday afternoon stroll
around town, sharing glasses of shaved ice
with sweet syrup before he would board the
train back to his dreary life in the city.
Just like when he was eating pan de sal
with condensed milk, he would, if only for a
few hours, feel like being in heaven. – AJ
(To be continued)
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