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Msgr. Gutierrez Easter Sunday: Light and Darkness — p.

10
Perspectives Miles Beauchamp: These things need to last longer. Seriously, they really do — p. 6
Lifestyle Zena Sultana Babao: Worship His Majesty — p. 8
Advocacy Rudy Liporada: When US Constitution Amendments clash — p. 13
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New coins to stop ‘nickel extraction’ Daxim L. Lucas, Inquirer.net


6 individuals from the PHL make Holy Week Memories
| MANILA, 3/28/2018 -- The

it on Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ List


decision of the Bangko Sentral
ng Pilipinas to introduce a new
By JON VIKTOR D. CABUENAS, & E-commerce; and Social Entre- series of coins was meant to deter
GMA News | MANILA, 3/27/2018 -- preneurs. foreign entities from stealing
Six individuals from the Philip- Stephanie Sy, 29—founder, large quantities of the local specie
pines are on this year’s Forbes Thinking Machines. Sy founded to extract their nickel content.
“30 Under 30 Asia” List, which Thinking Machines in 2015, a In a press briefing, BSP Deputy
recognizes disruptors, innovators, data science startup designed to Governor Diwa Guinigundo said
and entrepreneurs who are below make artificial intelligence sys- that the New Generation Cur-
30 years of age across the region. tems work for humans rency coin series launched on
The list includes 30 honorees “Founder Stephanie Sy and her Monday was made of nickel-plat-
in 10 categories such as Arts; team want to make companies ed steel instead of the old series
Consumer Technology; Enter- more effective by encouraging that had a high degree of nickel
prise Technology; Entertainment them to make data driven deci- content.
& Sports; Finance & Venture sions,” Forbes said. “That’s why we detected enti-
Capital; and Healthcare & Sci-
ence. Also included are Industry,
Bretman Sacayanan, 19—vlog- Penitensia, Senaculo, ties from at least two foreign
countries who used to buy the
ger, Bretman Rock. Born in the
Manufacturing & Energy; Media,
Marketing & Advertising; Retail
Philippines and relocated to Ha- Siete Palabras and old P1 coins for P2 or P3, and
then shipping them out,” he said,
( Continued on page 13 )
other Filipino traditions adding that several of these bulk
shipments—often filling entire
Duterte: My son Paolo is a gangster metal shipping containers—were
intercepted by the Bureau of
Christina Mendez, Philstar.com | Paolo, whom he described as a Customs on their way out of the
MANILA, 3/9/2018 — He cannot “gangster” following his resigna- On Good Fridays, many Filipinos observed the custom of “Visita Iglesia,” the practice of country.
trust his two sons to take care tion as a city vice mayor at the visiting as many churches as possible to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ. In accordance “The valuable metals are extract-
of him when he is sick and old, height of the controversy that sur- with the teachings in the Bible, people were not allowed to eat meat on Good Fridays. ed and used for other purposes,
President Duterte said the other rounded the smuggling of shabu especially nickel,” he said.
day, even as he defended anew out of the Bureau of Customs last By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. Guinigundo did not specify
his administration’s anti-drug year. Publisher & Editor, San Diego Asian Journal which country the illegally ex-
campaign that led to the killing of Duterte also castigated his other ported Philippine coins were sent
thousands of pushers and addicts son, Sebastian, for being a wom- Reprinted from the San Diego Asian Journal. to, but BSP officials had earlier
during police operations nation- anizer. April 15, 2006 issue said that most were scooped up
wide. The three are his grown-up by Chinese buyers who then
Duterte said it is important to children with his estranged wife (Last in a series of two articles) melt them to extract the valuable
eradicate the illegal drug problem Elizabeth Zimmerman. nickel, which was then recycled

C
right now so that the next genera- “‘Di ako, sinong maasahan ko for industrial purposes in the
tion could survive and help their (For me, who can I rely on)? Si elebrating Holy Week in the Philippines is more fun than solemn. The urban resource-hungry economy, the
aging parents. Inday, ‘yung anak ko na (my areas are almost empty as most people troop to their province to enjoy a few world’s second largest.
He said he could only trust his daughter the) mayor, buti’t na days reunion with their relatives and friends. Nickel is highly resistant to
daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara ( Continued on page 6 )
( Continued on page 12 ) corrosion and, as such, is a key
Duterte-Carpio, but not his son element for making stainless steel
alloys.
Priest: ‘We are imperfect ser- Xavier University valedictorian: 'We are called “This new generation coins will

vants of an imperfect Church’ to be advocates of peace'


remedy that problem, he said,
explaining that the series would
'Love what you do dearly. Extend service to others genuinely and see the world more clearly. be made mainly of steel, with
— CBCPNews Malolos, as he celebrated his first only a double plating of nickel
Mass at the San Pascual Baylon
Through these, we will be able to set the world on fire,' says Nicole Rose Baculio
A newly-ordained priest un- for protection—not enough to be
Parish in his hometown Obando, Rappler.com harvested in bulk.
derlined the important truth that Bulacan on March 20, Tuesday.
he and his fellow priests are not CLASS VALEDICTORIAN. Nicole On Monday, Guinigundo
According to, him personal Rose Baculio delivers her valedictory unveiled the full set of the New
perfect, possessing a lot of flaws. imperfections and weaknesses are address to Class 2018. Photos by Xavier Generation Currency coins com-
“If you think that a priest always a challenge priests must face in University Communications Office
comes from a perfect family, prised of the 10-, 5-, 1-Piso and
order to serve an equally flawed 25-, 5- and the 1-Sentimo into
this is wrong. The reason why I Church and help overcome her (This is the valedictory speech
came from an imperfect family is circulation (the 10-Sentimo coin
imperfections. of Nicole Rose Baculio, Bachelor
because that I am going to serve was phased out).
of Secondary Education major
the imperfect Church. God gave The new series design features
Persistent call in English, who graduated cum
me an imperfect family so that I enhanced the aesthetics and
Dizon said God’s calling to the laude, Class of 2018 Valedic-
can serve the imperfections of the security of the coins. In particu-
priesthood is often persistent, torian, and Outstanding Gradu-
Church,” said Fr. Joseph Franz ( Continued on page 4 ) ( Continued on page 13 )
( Continued on page 6 )
Dizon, a priest of the Diocese of

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cactus, dahlias and more) – It’s time to show off
your green thumb Easter Sunday at the Vatican

It was the year 2000. The time comes, I would deserve to stories to tell. Naikuwento ko
Vatican declared it a Jubilee be in the Kingdom of God. nang lahat (I have told every-
Year, celebrating the Second thing)! From my experiences
Millennium of the Birth of By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. during Holy Week as a youth in
Jesus Christ. Tradition has it Publisher & Editor our province in the Philippines
that if one passes through the The San Diego Asian Journal to the Easter traditions I have
doors of Saint Peter’s Basilica experienced here in the United
during a Jubilee year, his San Diego, California States, our readers could recount
sins would be absolved and April 15, 2006 them with closed eyes. I was

H
he would be assured of going about to change my topic when
to Heaven. I passed through appy Easter to all! I remembered that during a few
those doors several times with memorable days in the year 2000,
my family that year. But I am As I sit in front of my we spent Easter at the Vatican.
not counting on it. I thought it computer, staring at the blank
screen while attempting to write It was a European tour that took my
would be too easy. I continue family and myself to London, Paris and
to pray and be pious, hoping my column for the week, I real-
ized that I have no more Easter ( Continued on page 13 )
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Health & Wellness


The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain Physician’s Sur-
— Refreshing News were able to lose weight successfully, and focused while fasting. There's real rogacy at Repro-
ductive Scienc-
though those on what's known as the 5:2 science to back up the idea that being
It's odd to think that depriv- diet did so slightly faster (though it's not "hungry" gives you a sense of focus.
clear the diet would always help people Entering ketosis triggers the release of a

es Medical Cen-
ing yourself of a necessity for lose weight faster). More significantly, molecule called BDNF, which strength-
life might be one of the most those from the intermittent fasting group ens neurons and brain connections

ter to host 1st


powerful ways to transform your cleared fat from their system more linked to learning and memory.
health. Yet there's more and more quickly after a meal and experienced

Annual Easter
a 9% drop in systolic blood pressure That's one of the reasons research-
evidence for the idea that fasting (the "regular diet" group had a slight ers have suggested that ketogenic diets
could have powerful health ben- increase in blood pressure). This was a (both the fasting kind and the fat-heavy
efits for both the body and brain. small study and researchers say partici-
pants had a hard time following the diet,
kind) could be useful for people fight-
ing degenerative brain diseases like
efits of fasting while still letting people
eat normally 25 days a month (the other
health effects — many will vary from
person to person, and you should always Egg-Stravaganza
for surrogate
There are many different forms but these are promising results. Other Alzheimer's. five are pretty rough). It's unclear wheth- consult your doctor before trying any
studies indicate intermittent fasting er intermittent fasting would trigger the severe dietary changes.
of fasting, however, ranging from
families
could reduce risk for forms of cancer, That also could explain the clarity or same benefits, though it's possible.
going extended periods of time but more research is needed. Other focus some people feel after fasting. In his new book, "The Longevity Diet,"
without food to consistently eat- small studies on a similar 5:2 diet and It may provide a mood boost as well. More research is still needed on the Longo cautions against using the term
ing less (perhaps cutting caloric on other intermittent fasting diets have Research indicates that some forms different forms of intermittent fasting. "intermittent fasting" too broadly. We
shown that this form of intermittent fast- of intermittent fasting may help with It's appealing to think that fasting might know various forms of fasts — only San Diego, CA - Physician’s
intake by 20%) to intermittent or ing is associated with physical changes diabetes. Both in mice and in people, be an ancient survival mechanism that eating during certain hours, restricting Surrogacy at Reproductive Sci-
periodic fasting. But of all these that could lead to reduced cancer risk, there's evidence that certain forms of in- triggers healing processes in the body, eating one or two days a week — are ences Medical Center is happy
different kinds of fasting, inter- particularly for breast cancer. termittent fasting can improve the body's as many fasting researchers suggest. But associated with health benefits. But we
response to sugar. In mice, researchers to invite our surrogates and their
mittent fasting is very likely the that doesn't mean all forms of fasting don't know that all these health benefits
Much more research on this area is have basically been able to reboot the are the same or that they have the same are the same for all fasts. But even so, families to an Easter Egg-
most popular and certainly the needed, but these are promising results, pancreas, which produces insulin, re- many of these intermittent fasting regi- Stravagnaza. We are taking this
trendiest one. Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at
the National Institute on Aging at the
versing diabetes with periods of fasting
like the 5:2 diet. SSA seeks input mens are considered relatively safe for
a healthy person. So if they appeal, they
opportunity to thank and honor
our surrogate families for their
on representa-
Celebrity adherents include National Institutes of Health, previ- could be worth a shot. And they may
Hugh Jackman, Tim Ferriss, ously told Business Insider. There may In people, a form of fasting that come with a host of health benefits. commitment to helping people

tive payee de-


and Beyonce. In Silicon Valley, be evolutionary reasons why depriving involves 25 days of unrestricted eating experience the joy of parenthood.
Priest
ourselves of food for some time makes followed by 5 days of eating a very
whole groups of self-optimization us feel energetic and focused. restricted fasting diet seems to cause big On Saturday, March 31, the Easter
obsessed biohackers meet to
collectively break their fast once "Hungry," from an evolutionary
improvements for those with high blood
sugar. Intermittent fasting works at least terminations for ( Continued from page 1 )
Egg-Stravaganza will be held at the
RSMC facility located at 3661 Valley

beneficiaries
a week, and executives at compa- perspective, isn't lifeless or drained. as well as other forms of dieting for inspiring young men to answer Centre Dr. in San Diego, CA and will
It's when our bodies and brains need weight loss. No form of restricting food begin at 10:00 am. This free Easter event
nies like Facebook say that fasting to function at maximum capacity. "It is necessarily easy, and people who get the call despite their own short- will also consist of plenty of food, prizes
has helped them lose weight and makes sense that the brain needs to be started with intermittent fasting for the The Representative Payee Pro- comings and sins. He also ac- and Easter-themed activities for children
have more energy. functioning very well when an individ- first timeagree that it's no picnic. On the
gram provides financial manage- knowledged how his family and like Easter egg hunts, egg walks, relay
ual is in a fasted state because it's in that one hand, it's nice to eat whatever your friends supported him throughout races, face painting, jelly bean toss and
The hard part about classifying state that they have to figure out how to want when your diet isn't restricted — ment for Social Security and more.
"intermittent fasting" is that there are a find food," but it's also very hard to know you are Supplemental Security Income his eleven years in the seminary, “This is not just an ordinary Easter
number of different forms of this kind of still hours away from food when struck (SSI) beneficiaries who are inca- helping him, especially when he event. This is a great opportunity for
fast. Intermittent fasting regimens range Mattson previously told Business with a craving.
pable of managing their Social wanted “to turn away from the surrogates in the community to bond and
from only allowing yourself to consume Insider. "They also have to be able priesthood.” get to know each other’s families. We
calories within a certain span of the to expend a lot of energy. Individu- But research does indicate that inter- Security or SSI payments. Moreover, he reminded the faithful to foster our surrogacy community by cre-
day, likely between six and 12 hours; to als whose brains were not functioning mittent fasting is at least as good as As part of the upcoming National ating a space where surrogates can share
always pray for priests so they would
eating normally five days a week and well while fasting would not be able to other forms of dieting for weight loss. Disability Forum, the Social Security their journeys with each other and reflect
not give into temptations, making them
dramatically cutting calories on two fast- compete and thrive." Periodic fasting That plus the other health benefits might Administration (SSA) is exploring ideas on the importance of family support,”
steadfast in their priestly duties.
ing days; to taking a 36-hour break from may make it easier for us to burn fat and make it a preferred candidate for many. to improve its instructions for the Repre- said Medical Director and Reproductive
Prayers matter
food every week. The different forms enter ketosis. Certain forms of fasting are associated sentative Payment Program and wants to Endocrinologist Dr. Samuel Wood.
“If you hear unsettling news about me,
these fasts can take mean that much of with anti-aging health effects, though hear from you. Your input is needed on Our team truly believes that to change
please whisper [a short prayer] for me
the research showing benefits might be Blood samples have shown that it's not clear whether intermittent fasting how SSA can identify beneficiaries who the misconceptions surrounding sur-
[wherever you are], even if you’re riding
true for one of these fasts but not neces- people who fast from 12 to 24 hours at does this for humans. Various forms can direct the management of their own rogacy, we must shed positive light on
a jeepney,” said the priest.
sarily others. But there is good research a time enter a state called ketosis, when of fasting have been associated with benefits. Below are some of the ques- surrogacy and the community it brings.
Dizon stressed that priests need the
on several of these fasts indicating their bodies start to derive more energy significantly improved lifespan and tions from SSA's online engagement ______
prayers of the people all the time since
that the benefits of intermittent fasting from fat, Mattson told Business Insider healthspan — the time an organism is tool, IdeaScale.
without them, the flame of their vocation
go beyond weight loss. There may be in another interview. The more you en- healthy — in several different studies. How should we assess a beneficiary’s PHYSICIAN’S SURROGACY AT
might go out. “You are the voice of the
real long-term disease-fighting health ter this state, the better your body gets at ability to direct the management of his REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES MEDI-
Lord that talked to me,” he said. “‘Be CAL CENTER creates families with an
improvements. using fat as fuel. For that reason, some This has mostly been demonstrated or her benefits?
a priest as the Church needs you. You all-inclusive model, including the largest
people try to trigger ketosis with "keto" with caloric restriction in animals, which Are there certain questions we should
were chosen despite your weaknesses. surrogacy program in North America. Our
Here's what we know so far. A recent diets that involve consuming a lot of fat. cuts the amount of calories these ani- ask beneficiaries in order to determine
You are loved even though you are a mission is to provide all necessary resources
study suggests that intermittent fast- mals are provided by 20-30%. There's their ability to direct the management of
sinner.’ When you simply say to me that to help make the surrogacy process as
ing can do more than help people lose But according to Mattson, fasting is limited evidence that this may work for their own benefits?
you are praying for me… you became streamlined as possible for both intended
weight — it also may improve blood a significantly more effective way of humans too. But that sort of fast doesn't Are there indicators that a beneficiary parents and surrogates. Our expert team
the voice of God that I hear all the time.”
pressure and help the body process fat. boosting ketone levels. Intermittent fast- sound necessarily safe or pleasant. Valter is not able to direct management of his has over 100 + combined years of first-hand
Since Obando is known for its tradition
For this small study, researchers had ing may strengthen neural connections Longo, an anti-aging researcher at the or her benefits? experience working with families from all
of the fertility dance, Dizon urged the
overweight participants either cut calo- and improve memory and mood. University of Southern California, has Let your voice be heard. You can over the world. We have raised the bar, set
faithful to dance for him in prayer as
ries every day or eat normally five days published research and written a book provide input on the IdeaScale through higher standards, and are revolutionizing the
well, in anticipation of the challenges industry through integrity and innovation.
a week and only consume 600 calories Many people who fast intermittently about a diet he's developed that he says Friday, April 6, 2018. Please direct any
and problems ahead.
on their two fasting days. Both groups say that at times, they feel more clear provides the health and anti-aging ben- questions to Joie.Hill@ssa.gov.

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Xavier
of another barrio to hang out further. who are precursors of justice, ingenuity,
Later, we would visit another chapel Now, as Ateneans, how do we respond and integrity. Above all, the foundation
and then go back to the first one. I don’t to this call? I am inspiring you to do of peace is faith that does service for
( Continued from page 1 )
know why, but all those walking under "Three Ms" for Mindanao, for the coun- others.
a full moon and all those hanging outs ate Awardee of the School of try, and the world.
were full of fun. Maybe it was because Education of Xavier University My fellow graduates, if you will bump
we were all young then, and we had no First, make Magis love in action. We into an Atenean 10 years from now, do
worries. We had our future ahead of us - Ateneo de Cagayan, delivered always think of Magis as "the more" not hesitate to ask him/her this question,
and the thought of what would happen during the Academic Convoca- but now, we have to make Magis a way “How do you truly respond to the call?”
next excited us. tion on March 22 at the XU of manifesting love and through that, My best answer is: “Love what you do
Free food was offered to those who Gymnasium.) we will be able to go the extra mile. dearly. Extend service to others genu-
would read the “Pasion” book in the Amidst the challenges brought about inely and see the world more clearly.
chapel during the Holy Week. Such a by violent extremism and other issues Through these, we will be able to set the
custom is called “caridad”. Some poor
To University President Father in the society, we must continue to face world on fire.” – Rappler.com

Penitensia, Senaculo, Siete Palabras folks in the barrio would not bother to Roberto C Yap of the Society of everything with love because through
work that week; they would simply read Jesus, members of the Board of that, we will be able to overcome any

and other Filipino traditions


the “Pasion” book and avail of the free
meal. If one’s motive, however, became
Trustees, honored guests, faculty,
formators, staff, parents, relatives,
kind of violence.
Two steps
too obvious, he would become the talk While the Marawi siege happened, the ( Continued from page 7 )
( Continued from page 1 ) the fillings inside till their lips became of the town, that’s why in some cases, and my fellow graduates, good concept of love was almost forgotten be- Close your eyes and take a deep breath
numbed by the salt from those seeds. reading the “Pasion” book carried some morning. cause anger and violence overshadowed slowly. Yet, do not stray into Eastern
During Holy Week, the chapels in the stigma with it. it. Fr Arrupe SJ said, “Fall in love, stay meditation. We are speaking about recol-
barrios and its surrounding areas looked An excuse to gamble Last May of 2017, as I switched online in love, and it will decide everything,” lecting the spirit to focus on Christ.
like a circus in the evening. It was a Good Fridays on my social media account, news about and I can say that it means being in love
place “to see and be seen.” It was lit The elderly men folks, the married the outbreak of war in Marawi flooded with our home, Mindanao; stay in love Often, we overly complicate our lives,
up all over, and the side of the chapel’s ones especially, usually would use On Good Fridays, some Filipinos all my newsfeed. I chatted with my co- with our fellowmen no matter how di- turning problems (better seen as “chal-
big front yard was filled with makeshift the festive Holy Week evenings as an over the Philippines would fulfill their officers in the Central Student Govern- verse we are; and let that love decide the lenges”) over and over again in our
food stalls called “ponda,” where people excuse to gamble. Enterprising gambling religious vows by physically punishing ment to plan on what to do, and on how peace that rules our homeland. Through heads, churning them and our interiors
could eat snacks or drink beers. Barrio operators would set up lucky nine card or hurting themselves as a penance for to respond. It was the longest night of love, we can overcome adversities. inside out. Our breathing is labored
folks and out-of-towners alike partook games or the more popular “pula’t puti” their sins. Others would do so in grati- my life. I felt like I was compelled to do (Jeremiah 15:9).
of soft drinks, rice cakes or “halo-halo,” and “beto-beto” in the sides of the cha- tude to God for fulfilling their wishes; something. Second, manifest genuine service for
a native delicacy composed of a glass pel. Although gambling was supposed like the time when they vowed to God I was not able to sleep well know- others. A few days from now, I will be We struggle with this person or that
of crushed ice with milk and sweet to be illegal in the Philippines except that if He would heal their sick child, ing that kilometers away from home, a teacher. Some of us here will be- person — this situation or another, or a
preserves. The “halo-halo” in the barrio, in the government-sanctioned casinos, they would undertake such a sacrifice on there were people watching their homes come engineers, businessmen/women, number! — and become overwhelmed
however, was more of today’s slurpees, lotteries and cockfights, it was some- Good Fridays, turned into ashes. I was disturbed agriculturists, journalists, scientists, with the nuances of obsession. (“I have
since it was almost all ice with just a what tolerated during special occasions The Good Friday sacrifice or “Peni- thinking that the cicadas were gunshots psychologists, nurses, computer experts, so many things I need to do! I don’t
little of sweet preserves. like this one. A “pula’t puti (red and tensiya (penitents)” was done in various and bomb explosions near the city. My and tech-voc specialists. It is our great- know where to start. What can I do? It’s
The “pondas” were just temporary food white)” game is played on a big square ways. Many would walk half-naked in thoughts wandered to a land I have est challenge to live out our values and impossible. I can’t change.”) Over and
stalls. They were made of nipa roofs table with alternately placed red and the street as they struck their backs with never stepped foot in. When half of the principles beyond the portals of Xavier over we obsess.
supported by bamboo poles in each white squares in the middle, just like a small branches of trees for hours till world is suffering, half of it is continu- Ateneo. Yet, there is the simple solution:
corner, with nipa or palm leaves as walls big chessboard. The player would bet blood would cover their body. ing the mundane pace of life. Step back. Take deep breaths. Let God
on each side. A table laden with food on a red or white color and drop two When I was in the province of Marin- In Ateneo, we were taught to find God Violence can be fought when teachers breathe anew into you. Actually learn
was in the middle with long benches ping-pong balls through a basket in the duque for a Holy Week vacation with a in all things, and in situations like these, become more sensitive to the individual how to breathe deeply, no matter the
around it. Usually, it was operated by a center. If the balls stayed in the color of friend. I witnessed some people cutting God is telling us to do something, so needs of others, when doctors and nurses rush. Exercise lovingkindness. Recite
trio of young, beautiful single women his choice, he would win. the skin at the back of the penitents with that sleepless night urged me to fight become more compassionate and caring the Rosary. How’s that for simplicity?
who wanted some profitable and “fun” In the “beto-beto” game, the operator a razor blade so that blood could easily for a cause, and to volunteer in Tabang towards their patients and their families, If you do these things, many other
things to do for the summer. The “fun” would put a pair of dice in a small sau- ooze out when the back is struck with Marawi. My fellow volunteers and I when engineers provide quality designs spiritual goals — humility, discipline,
part included meeting some young men cer, cover them with another saucer and a whip. Others would carry a wooden packed goods and personal necessities. and solutions, when agriculturists inno- discernment, honesty, purgation — will
visiting the barrio, and in many cases, shake them. The players would choose a cross for miles in the heat of the sun. vate for agricultural sustainability, when fall into place.
the women, not the food they sell, were number from two to sixteen and the total In an ironic way, some people avoided We received donations and distrib- businessmen and women give more
the ones some men customers wanted! of the numbers on top of each dice when much suffering by putting wheels at uted them. We asked for updates, and I importance to labor development, when Take deep breaths — not the yogic
For flirtings and courtships were usually the cover was open would win. the end of their wooden cross. The personally looked for progress over the computer specialists develop programs kind, but working to relax more through
done during these Holy Week evenings, One time, I noticed as small boy who most notorious Good Friday spectacles news but still, every time a 6x6 truck to help mankind, when tech-voc special- the day, letting the Holy Spirit speak.
and many times, lovebirds elope while kept winning wherever he placed his were staged in towns of San Fernando, filled with soldiers ready for combat ists find ways to enhance their skills in When we’re too busy, He can’t get
their parents were busy socializing with bet in the “beto-beto.” Because he never Pampanga and Angono, Rizal where passed by the highway, I was crippled their respective fields, and when public through our mental noise! How “hyper”
their barrio mates inside the chapel. lost, I was enticed to place my bets people were actually nailed to a cross as with the thought that while I was enjoy- servants manifest what service truly — how rushed — was Jesus?
Men folks usually hang around the with him. Eventually, he started losing fulfillment of their religious vows! ing every comfort, thousands of people means. Bible in hand, the Stations in hand, the
“ponda” and drink beer; they would not until I lost all of my money. Later in the were suffering. Every night, I asked beads of Mary, retreat onto the desert.
be seen inside the church praying. They evening, when everybody was packing Solemn Good Friday myself, what help have I given? Therefore, when we go to our respec- Work at relaxing. Make up your mind
would pick on the beautiful women in up to leave, I saw the same boy carrying tive fields, remember that genuine to. When you take it slow you often get
the “ponda,” the more nervous ones the case of the “beto-beto” paraphernalia People were supposed to observe One of the reasons why peace con- service is uplifting the dignity of others, more done. The devil gives us frenzy.
managing to indirectly express their as he was about to go home with the op- solemnity on Good Fridays. Television tinues to be elusive is because of the and it is not mere charity work. Through He saps our energy. He makes us think
feeling to a loved one through jokes as erator of the game. It turned out that he stations and movie theaters only showed ongoing use of violence to achieve service, we can build a more humane of things that are irrelevant in the long-
they became emboldened by a bottle worked as a “bait” to entice others like religious programs or movies. Some one’s ideological, religious, and political society. (READ: InspireCourage: A term, while The Lord grants us: peace.
of beer. Inside and outside the church, me to place their bets only to lose their were closed the entire day. Hence, on goals. Violence – violent extremism in Mindanaoan's valedictory address) And when we are in His favor, when
women would talk about the happen- money with the sleigh of hand tricks of Good Fridays, people never got tired particular – has agitated our archipelago we exercise kindness, this is His sign:
ings in the barrio as well as gossip about the lady operator. of watching such religious classics like and the world. However, it shall not Lastly, meet the world with a wider tranquility.
the lives of other people as they opened After hanging out for a while in the stand victorious over the resilience and perspective. Today, our world needs pro- This can bust through obstacles. This is
melon seeds with their teeth, eating chapel, we would then go to the chapel ( Continued on page 13 ) courage of Filipinos. fessionals with eyes open to variations simplicity and equipoise, Jesus-style.
of reality and with open minds. It needs Christ waits for you, in the desert. He
people who will advocate for peace in wants to contemplate with you, to pray
So, what do you do? You take the The special has changed and you’re the expanse of threat and risk. When alongside you, and you alongside Him.
information you already have – the back to square one. Or even farther be- I volunteered for Tabang Marawi, and He needs the full attention that comes
machine you’ve been using – and start cause not only has the machine you’ve read poems as a tribute for our soldiers, from collecting ourselves. He wants
asking friends and co-workers. You decided is the one you really need no I think I have not met much of the world to work through your love. To those
visit web sites, you read the literature, longer on sale, it’s not being offered at yet because when we meet the world, we who give mercy (kindness), He grants
you look at ads, and you see what other all any longer. ought to continuously respond to its call mercy. This is the season of sacrificing
people are using. And you go to take more Tylenol for peace and service. ourselves to that end.
And you start to get confused. except you see that you’ve run out. So, “In the midst of all the responsibili-
But you look, and you look, and you you jump in the car and head to (fill There are voices waiting to be heard, ties and distractions, Jesus maintained
look. Finally, you decide on two differ- in wherever it is you get your Tylenol: and we have to widen our perspectives a habit that is an example for us to fol-
ent machines. You compare them side- CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Albertson’s, to fully listen to these voices. When we low,” noted a preacher. “Mark 1:35 says,
by-side. You scratch your head and take or, for those with a real doozy of a com- listen to them, we will understand why ‘Before daybreak the next morning,
some Tylenol. And some more Tylenol. puter buying spree headache, Costco). people are oppressed, why people fight Jesus got up and went out to an isolated
Now here’s a sad thing. When you get for their rights, and why people battle place to pray.’ He often withdrew from
The serious shopping starts in the store to buy the Tylenol you start violent extremism. Through a wider per- the busyness of the day to quiet places
looking around wondering if they sell spective, we can be empathetic citizens where He could connect with His Father
in this world.
These things need to last longer.
I started out looking in stores thinking computers. Sure, you know that Rite in Heaven. He also tells us in Matthew
– silly me – that I could simply go in, Aid doesn’t sell them but you never 6, ‘When you pray, go into your room,
find what I wanted, and buy it. I knew know… In order to counter violent extremism, close the door and pray to your Father,
Seriously, they really do better, of course, but I’m a dreamer…
Naturally, I needed (wanted) the com-
puter configured in very specific ways.
And if it’s Costco you went to, well,
you know they sell computers. You ask
yourself, “Why didn’t I look here?” But
let us remember the Three Ms: Make
Magis love in action; Manifest genuine
service for others; and Meet the world
Who is unseen. Then your Father, Who
sees what is done in secret, will reward
Shopping for a new comput- more miserable. you.’ Jesus was saying, ‘Not only do I
With everything I do I have to have you know why. Sure, there are some with a wider perspective. need to get away to be with My Father
er? I’d rather kiss a rattle- terabytes worth of memory, huge hard good prices on a few good machines, but in secret prayer, but so do you.’ And
First, is simply deciding which brand We are Ateneans, and we are called
snake on the mouth to go with. There are a great number of
drives, and, well, that list could go on, none anywhere near how you needed know that when you do, the great unseen
but we’re already bored, aren’t we? I one configured. to be advocates of peace and for peace, God will reward you”!
brands and types of machines out there never did find what I needed in the Never mind, back to the Tylenol-by-
Lately I’ve been shopping for a and simply coming to terms with which

Americans
stores, as good as the machines were the-bucket aisle. Of course, while in Indeed.
new computer. Again. While this one is best can be mind numbing. that I saw. Costco you spot a few hundred other
is not one of the most difficult Do you want Acer? Lenovo? Apple? Next stop: on line (as usual – just like things you really, really need. Things
Dell? HP? And on and on. Jesus made a concerted effort to
things to do in life, it is one of the the last few I’ve purchased). After look- like a two-gallon bottle of ketchup, a ( Continued from page 7 ) disconnect from the “world,” and that
ing at site after site after site I narrowed gallon jar of pickles, four tires (you only and restricting access to their profiles. allowed Him to be in direct contact with
it down to Dell and something else. But need two but you went ahead and got all Still, 48% of social media users reported angels — to be encouraged by them, to
good grief! Each site had any number of four because you’re going to be there in a 2012 survey they have difficulty be strengthened. So might we.
computers that could be configured any having them put on anyway and they managing their privacy controls. Image result for Jesus desertSure, it’s
number of ways. Added all up I prob- were pretty cheap), fifty-five rolls of pa- hard to disconnect in such wired times.
ably had choices that numbered in the per towels, 148 rolls of TP, six cases of After National Security Agency Our families and jobs keep us busy;
hundreds if not more. Diet Coke cans because you do, after all, contractor Edward Snowden disclosed there’s e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Snap-
And you get more confused…and take drink a great deal of it, three best sellers, details about government surveillance chat, trending news, and the “worlds” of
more Tylenol. a bag of socks, four chickens (you hope programs starting in 2013, 30% of adults sports and entertainment — distractions,
But after days (okay two weeks but you have room in the freezer), and an said they took steps to hide or shield is another way of saying it.
why bother counting; it doesn’t change inflatable wading pool for the kids. their information and 22% reported they Just like Jesus had His challenges
the facts), I finally narrowed it down to So, two hours, four tires, two huge had changed their online behavior in (namely, the devil, taking Him to the
two specific machines. slices of pizza, a gross of, now, Extra order to minimize detection. tower), there’s always something to pull
Now the real fun starts: that side-by- Strength Tylenol and all sorts of stuff One other argument that some experts you away.
side comparison I mentioned a lifetime later (and you’re glad you brought the make in Pew Research Center canvass- But here’s a solution: Take a deep
ago. Explorer and even then you still had to ings about the future is that people breath and chase away the next anxiety
But it’s not easy to do a side-by-side tie some of the stuff on the roof rack often find it hard to disconnect because Satan flings at you. Isn’t he the expert at
comparison. Sure, you think that it which turned out to be a great option af- so much of modern life takes place on that — worrying and preoccupying you,
will be –after all, what could be easier ter all) you leave Costco and head back social media. These experts believe making you too busy? Breathe deeply
than comparing two machines? But home because, hey, you still have to buy that unplugging is hard because social to stop your mind from racing afar from
each computer has its own quirks, its a computer. media and other technology affordances where it should be, which is centered on
own configurations, its own pricing Once home you give the computers make life convenient and because the Jesus and His peaceful, quiet, transcen-
and bundle pricing. And Special Pric- once last look and decide on the Dell. platforms offer a very efficient, compel- dental way.
ing, and Today’s Special! Pricing and The big, expensive, hyper fast Dell ling way for users to stay connected to
This Week’s Special! Pricing and THE because you’re still hungover with buyer the people and organizations that matter [resources: A Life of Blessings]
VERY LAST TIME YOU WILL EVER fatigue from Costco. You configured to them.
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Americans’ complicated feelings about social


media in an era of privacy concerns
get and share health information, gather In addition to the concerns about
scientific information, engage in family privacy and social media platforms un-
matters, perform job-related activities covered in our surveys, related research
and get news. Indeed, social media is shows that just 5% of social media users
now just as common a pathway to news trust the information that comes to them
for people as going directly to a news via the platforms “a lot.”
organization website or app. Moreover, social media users can be
Our research has not established a turned off by what happens on social
causal relationship between people’s use media. For instance, social media sites
— Pew Research of social media and their well-being. are frequently cited as places where
But in a 2011 report, we noted modest people are harassed. Near the end of the
Amid public concerns over associations between people’s social 2016 election campaign, 37% of social
Cambridge Analytica’s use of media use and higher levels of trust, media users said they were worn out
larger numbers of close friends, greater by the political content they encoun-
Facebook data and a subsequent amounts of social support and higher tered, and large shares said social media
movement to encourage users levels of civic participation. interactions with those opposed to their
to abandon Facebook, there is views were stressful and frustrating.
a renewed focus on how social People worry about privacy and the use Large shares also said that social media
media companies collect personal of their personal information interactions related to politics were less
respectful, less conclusive, less civil and
information and make it available While there is evidence that social less informative than offline interactions.
to marketers. media works in some important ways A considerable number of social media
for people, Pew Research Center studies users said they simply ignored politi-
Pew Research Center has studied the have shown that people are anxious cal arguments when they broke out in
spread and impact of social media since about all the personal information that is their feeds. Others went steps further
2005, when just 5% of American adults collected and shared and the security of by blocking or unfriending those who
used the platforms. The trends tracked their data. offended or bugged them.
by our data tell a complex story that Overall, a 2014 survey found that
is full of conflicting pressures. On one 91% of Americans “agree” or “strongly Why do people leave or stay on social
hand, the rapid growth of the platforms agree” that people have lost control over media platforms?
is testimony to their appeal to online how personal information is collected
Americans. On the other, this wide- and used by all kinds of entities. Some The paradox is that people use social
spread use has been accompanied by 80% of social media users said they media platforms even as they express
rising user concerns about privacy and were concerned about advertisers and great concern about the privacy implica-
social media firms’ capacity to protect businesses accessing the data they share tions of doing so – and the social woes
their data. on social media platforms, and 64% they encounter. The Center’s most recent
All this adds up to a mixed picture said the government should do more to survey about social media found that
about how Americans feel about social regulate advertisers. 59% of users said it would not be dif-
media. Here are some of the dynamics. Another survey last year found that just ficult to give up these sites, yet the share
9% of social media users were “very saying these sites would be hard to give
People like and use social media for confident” that social media companies up grew 12 percentage points from early
several reasons would protect their data. About half of 2014.
users were not at all or not too confident Some of the answers about why people
About seven-in-ten American adults their data were in safe hands. stay on social media could tie to our
(69%) now report they use some kind Moreover, people struggle to under- findings about how people adjust their
of social media platform (not includ- stand the nature and scope of the data behavior on the sites and online, depend-
ing YouTube) – a nearly fourteenfold collected about them. Just 9% believe ing on personal and political circum-
increase since Pew Research Center they have “a lot of control” over the stances. For instance, in a 2012 report
first started asking about the phenom- information that is collected about them, we found that 61% of Facebook users
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years that people use social media for Six-in-ten Americans (61%) have said thought it was a waste of time and that it
important social interactions like staying they would like to do more to protect was filled with too much drama, gossip
in touch with friends and family and their privacy. Additionally, two-thirds or conflict.
reconnecting with old acquaintances. have said current laws are not good In other words, participation on the
Teenagers are especially likely to report enough in protecting people’s privacy, sites for many people is not an all-or-
that social media are important to their and 64% support more regulation of nothing proposition.
friendships and, at times, their romantic advertisers. People pursue strategies to try to avoid
relationships. Some hope that the European Union’s problems on social media and the inter-
Beyond that, we have documented General Data Protection Regulation, net overall. Fully 86% of internet users
how social media play a role in the way which goes into effect on May 25, will said in 2012 they had taken steps to try
people participate in civic and political give users – even Americans – greater to be anonymous online. “Hiding from
activities, launch and sustain protests, protections about what data tech firms advertisers” was relatively high on the
can collect, how the data can be used, list of those they wanted to avoid.
and how consumers can be given more
opportunities to see what is happening Many social media users fine-tune
with their information. their behavior to try to make things less
challenging or unsettling on the sites,
People’s issues with the social media including changing their privacy settings
experience go beyond privacy ( Continued on page 6 )

Two steps to freedom


— Michael Brown, Spirit Daily.com What saint wasn’t simple and
relaxed, even under duress?
The most complex spiritual
problems we encounter can often It was with a spank from the
be solved with taking two pieces doctor and the first breath upon
of advice: birth that we earnestly began life
Breathe deeply, and exercise (Genesis 2:7: “Then the Lord
kindness. This can have a dra- God formed man of dust from
matic effect. the ground, and breathed into his
For the two of them — resting nostrils the breath of life; and
in the Lord with prayer, inhal- man became a living being”),
ing the Holy Spirit, and letting and we end it with a final exhala-
charity, your best lovingkindness, tion, as the salvation of the world
fall upon everyone you encounter ensued when on the Cross Jesus
or think about — will bring you “breathed His last” (Luke 23:46).
toward the ultimate goal of direct Inhale deeply of Him during the
entry into Heaven. “Behold, I will Rosary, during Adoration, during
cause breath to enter you that you Mass and you will enter into a
may come to life” (Ezekiel 37:5). greater depth of connection.

In short, simplify. ( Continued on page 6 )

Catch the 4:30 train


A man asks a farmer near the The farmer says, "Sure, go right
field, "Sorry sir, would you mind ahead. And if my bull sees you,
if I crossed your field instead of you'll even catch the 4 PM one."
going around it? You see, I have
to catch the 4:30 PM train."

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Lifestyle
Living with Elderly Parents:
Do You Regret the Decision?
By Carol Bradley Bursack | Last Up- Some parents simply show up on their have the ability to move out, but all too
dated 3.14.2018 children’s doorsteps ready to move in. often caregiving negatively impacts
Others may find themselves trapped in one’s finances. Unfortunately, greater
If you’re like most family care- what was supposed to be a temporary financial security brings more options.
givers, you probably made a situation while devising a long-term You may need professional assistance to
solution. While I do not have any get everything straightened out. Federal,
promise to your parent(s) years statistics, I think it’s safe to say based state and local programs may be able
ago that you would never place on the correspondence I’ve received to help you get back on your feet and
them in a long-term care facility. from caregivers and the posts I’ve read become more financially independent.

Worship His Majesty You assured them that you would


be the one to see to their care no
in the AgingCare Forum over the years
that things may start off okay, but they
steadily go downhill for most families.
The sooner you get the monetary aspect
resolved, the sooner you will be able to
set your plan in motion.
“Majesty worship His Majesty eternal life. matter what. After all, that’s what Adult children end up feeling hemmed
Unto Jesus, be all glory, John the Baptist tells us in the Bible family does, right? in by the promises they made, by the In some sticky situations, you may
that Jesus was the Son of God. He knew financial needs of the entire household need an elder law attorney to help you
Power and praise he had a specific role to play in the world However, when it becomes clear and by guilt. see this change through. Legal counsel
Majesty, Kingdom authority – announcing the coming of the Messiah, that one or both parents need an
can be expensive, but state legal aid is
Flow from His throne, Savior and Lord! This wild-looking man How Caregivers Can Make Changes a useful resource. Ideally your loved
had no power or position in the Jewish increasing amount of assistance, one got their affairs in order before you
Unto his own, His anthem raise. many adult children find them- What is a caregiver to do when they began caring for them. This includes
political system, but John spoke with
So exalt, lift up on high almost irresistible authority. People were selves in a delicate situation. Those find themselves struggling with their power of attorney documents (hopefully
The Name of Jesus moved by his words because he spoke who take the time to think through living situation? A lot depends, of naming you as their agent), a will and
Magnify, come glorify, the truth, challenging them to turn from course, on the background and details the like. Power of attorney (POA) is
their sins and baptizing them as a symbol this decision are often plagued by surrounding one’s unique arrangement. especially important in this scenario. If
Christ Jesus the King questions and what-if scenarios. Most caregivers embrace living with your loved one is incompetent, and they
of their repentance. But the words of
Majesty, worship His Majesty truth that moved many to repentance How much help does Mom actu- and caring for their parents because did not name a POA or you are encoun-
Jesus who died, now glorified, goaded others to resistance and resent- ally need? Is Dad just lonely living they want the best for them. They take tering difficulty using these documents,
King of all Kings.” ment.
by himself? How are we going to
on the responsibility out of love and/ you will need legal help to obtain the
– Song of Worship and Praise At Jesus’ baptism, John declared Jesus or need. Some caregivers move in with authority to make decisions on their be-
as Messiah: “Look! There is the Lamb fit the in-laws in our home? Will their parents because they were in a half. This includes deciding where Mom
of God who takes away the sins of the But fickle was the crowd – then as the kids still have enough space? troubled spot themselves, trying to pro- and/or Dad must live in order to receive
Two thousand years ago in the world! He is the one I was talking about now. Indeed it’s difficult to go against vide for children, following a divorce, the best possible care. If your loved one
little town of Bethlehem there Would assisted living be a better recovering from a financial or career is competent and refuses to move out of
when I said, ‘Soon a man far greater than the flow even when the crowd is wrong.
was a truly miraculous birth – the I is coming, who existed long before Mass opposition is too strong to ignore. option? Should we move in with setback, etc. Sadly, another subset of your home, you may need to consider
Son of God was born. With a Di- me!’” And soon the opposition to the Messiah them or build an addition onto caregivers have been stuck in this cycle seeking legal assistance to evict them. In
vine Father and a human mother, Jesus met with individuals, preached reached its savage peak and Jesus knew our house? The list of present and for years with an abusive parent and many instances you will need to contact
to great crowds, trained His disciples, that His death was near. So He taught future concerns is extensive. they just don’t know how to get away. social services for help determining
Jesus entered history: God in the and debated with religious leaders. His His disciples about the future – what alternate living and care options for your
flesh! message that He is the Son of God was they could expect before His return, and Regardless of who moves in with whom, Guilt can be a significant obstacle for loved one.
received with mixed reaction. Some how to live until then. the decision to cohabitate with aging many, regardless of the specifics. You
The prophecy of Jesus’ coming was worshipped Him, some were puzzled, During Jesus’ final days on earth, parents is a serious one that affects all feel an obligation to make this work, It would be wonderful if someone
foretold seven centuries before His hu- some shrank back, and some moved to events came fast: the Last Supper, His relationships within a family, careers, but dementia or just plain stubborn, could wave a magic wand to make Mom
man birth. Found in the Old Testament, silence Him. And kill Him! prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, finances, and the physical and mental unsanitary or inconsiderate behavior on well, get you a good job so you could
this prophecy is in the Book of Isaiah The Pharisees during Jesus’ time, and the betrayal of Judas, the flight of the health of everyone involved. For some, the part of your elder(s) can put a strain move out, repair your marriage, or have
in a chapter called “To Us a Child is others in the religious establishment op- disciples, Peter’s denial, the trials before the arrangement works out fine. Two or on your life. If you’re feeling trapped your kids totally understand the confus-
Born”: For to us a Child is born, to us a posed Him, but Jesus continued to teach Caiaphas and Pilate, the scourging of even three generations residing in the in an unhappy situation, it’s time to ing nature of the situation. But that’s not
Son is given, and the government will be concerning the Kingdom of Heaven. our Lord, Jesus’ final words on the same home can be a good thing. It works let go of the guilt and make other ar- realistic. Perhaps, you can still cohabi-
on His shoulders. And He will be called Jesus spoke with His disciples about cross, His death, and His burial in a bor- best when there is plenty of space so that rangements. It’s time to acknowledge tate with your elder with the addition of
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Ev- His imminent death and resurrection, rowed grave. everyone has some degree of privacy, that you did your best and explore your outside help, or perhaps you just need to
erlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the and revealed His true identity to his But the story did not end there! The when there is respect for one another, options, whether it is adult day care get out of the mess you are in. What-
increase of his government and peace disciples. Near the end of his ministry, Messiah rose from the dead – conquer- when there is plenty of cooperation and or in-home care for respite or moving ever the case, living in a situation that
there will be no end.” Jesus entered Jerusalem in a triumphant ing death! When He rose from the dead, when respite is built into the arrangement your loved one into assisted living, everyone hates is not doing anyone any
His Majesty came in the flesh to our procession. He rose in power as the true King. In from the beginning. Adequate planning memory care or a nursing home. If you good. The only way out is through. That
speck in this universe called Earth. The At Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jeru- His victory over death, He established beforehand is crucial for success. are living with your loved one, it’s time involves anxiety, work and determina-
mighty Creator became a part of His salem, people hailed him and shouted, His credentials as King and His power to extricate yourself from this situation tion, but you can do it. It’s the only way
creation, limited by time and space and “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes and authority over evil. His resurrection Unfortunately, reality bites. Many and look for another place to live. your life will change for the better.
susceptible to age, sickness, and death. in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the showed that He is the Supreme Ruler of families are forced to make knee-jerk
But love propelled Him, and so He came coming kingdom of our father David. time and eternity, heaven and earth, men decisions following a health setback. This is far less complicated if you
to rescue and save us, and to give us Hosanna in the highest!” and angels.

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California Communities
Jail, fines for giving alcohol Treasurer gives San Diego businesses first look at new, robust
To minors Business Development Gateway designed to spur job creation,
economic expansion in California
lion sales tax exclusion from the State
California Business Incentives mom-and-pops and multinational corpo- Businesses large and small will
Treasurer’s office to build a state-of-the-
Gateway (cbig.ca.gov) matches rations to economic incentives, permit- discover opportunities to encourage
ting assistance, and employee training more government agencies to post more art medical waste recycling processing
businesses with economic that can help them grow and prosper,” incentives through a simple, searchable plant in the City of Hesperia.
development opportunities by Chiang said. platform.
“The business incentives gateway
category, incentive type, loca- created by the State Treasurer’s Office
The Treasurer provided his in-depth CBIG features such incentives as:
tion and more look at CBIG this morning at the city's represents a new and useful tool to view
University Club atop Symphony Towers. Sales tax exclusions many of the programs that we have used
SAN DIEGO – California The launch event is part of a multi-city Training grants to aid in the expansion of our company
State Treasurer John Chiang tour across the state to engage with local Fee waivers and the construction of new facilities,”
businesses, demonstrate CBIG’s easy-to- Permit assistance Miller said. “The financial assistance has
today introduced CBIG.ca.gov, allowed us to create more good-paying
the California Business Incen- use interface and show local businesses Reduced utility rates
that they should make the platform an Employee recruitment jobs right here in California.”
tives Gateway, to the San Diego important part of their business plan- CBIG makes it simple for local, state
business community. The online ning. and federal government agencies to post Right now, a San Diego business owner
gateway connects business own- an incentive. Its user interface makes can access more than a dozen incentives
“The majority of companies in San searching and applying for incentives provided by the City of San Diego and
By José A. Álvarez, County of San and 17.6 percent of those respective ers and entrepreneurs to incen- state and federal agencies.
Diego Communications Office groups of students indicated they had Diego, as is true of most of the state, are akin to state-of-the-art online shopping
tives, including tax credits, loans small businesses. For the first time, these experiences. Businesses can search by
binged on alcohol. Binge drinking is
defined as having five or more drinks in and bond financing, to help them businesses will have easy access to the location or industry to find the most Already, 84 federal, state, and local
2013: 11 grow and create jobs. hundreds of incentives offered by coun- advantageous opportunities. government agencies are offering
2014: 8 a row to become intoxicated quickly. nearly 340 incentives on CBIG. Another
Data from the U.S. National Insti- ties, cities and municipalities in the San
2015: 13 “CBIG is open for business. California Diego region as well as state and federal Landon Miller, COO of Aemerge Red- 50 public agencies – associated with
tute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol- hundreds of additional economic incen-
2016: 12 ism shows that during spring break, is launching its version of Amazon or incentives that, up until now, have been Pak Services, agrees. Aemerge converts
Angie’s List for businesses. But instead a challenge for small businesses to know problematic waste into clean energy. The tives – have registered and are in various
2017: 12 44 percent of college women and 75
about,” Chiang said. company was recently awarded millions stages of listing their offerings on this
percent of college men get drunk on a of connecting people with products or
services, we will be connecting local in tax-exempt bonds and a $3.1 mil- new and exciting online platform.
Those are the numbers of San Diegans daily basis.

DA files felony charges for elec- Mayor Faulconer urges San Diegans
under the age of 21 who had alcohol in Every municipality in the county and
their system when they died, according to its unincorporated area have adopted
County Medical Services annual data. “social host” ordinances, making it
Since those 56 young people were not
old enough to legally buy alcohol, you
illegal to host underage drinking par-
ties anywhere in San Diego County. A tion fraud against signature gath- to take water conservation pledge
erers paid by the California Apart- RESIDENTS COULD WIN lion gallons.
have to ask yourself, where did they get “social host” is anyone who knowingly,
it? or should have known, there was an un-

ment Association
Chances are they got it from adults. derage drinking party on property they
As college, high school and middle own, lease or otherwise control. ECOFRIENDLY PRIZES AS “We’ve proven time and again that
school students set out to celebrate their What this means is that if you allow a PART OF WATER SAVING
minor to drink, you could be: conservation is a way of life here in San
spring break, the County Health and
Human Services Agency is reminding Cited or arrested Pacifica, CA--The San Mateo with the District Attorney alleg- CONTEST Diego as residents have significantly
adults that it is against the law to provide Fined $1,000 or more County District Attorney has filed ing that signature gatherers were reduced water consumption over the
Sent to jail for up to six months multiple felony charges against misrepresenting the referendum SAN DIEGO – To reinforce the years,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.
alcohol to a minor, even at home.
Required to do up to 32 hours of com- City of San Diego’s continuing “This challenge is a fun and easy way
“Minors have some common sources of referendum petition signature to gain signatures. to remind folks that we must use water
alcohol. They get it from parents, older munity service efforts to help residents conserve
Billed for law enforcement services gatherers hired by the California wisely and not take our most precious
siblings, relatives and friends who are The District Attorney filed twenty-one water, the City is joining the
willing to give it to them,” said Alfredo “Giving alcohol to a minor can lead to Apartment Association (CAA). felony charges against two paid signa-
natural resource for granted.”
Aguirre, Behavioral Health Services criminal penalties or, worse, the loss of The CAA referendum overturned ture-gatherers, who were hired as part seventh annual Wyland National
a loved one,” Aguirre said. Mayor’s Challenge for Water. To participate, residents enter online
director. “Other times, minors get alcohol a temporary law passed by the of the industry-backed referendum cam- and compete against cities with similar
from people willing to accept a bribe and To report underage drinking parties,
contact your local police department,
Pacifica City Council that would paign. According to San Mateo County populations. Cities with the highest
buy them alcohol or store clerks fail to
have protected tenants from ex- District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe in an The challenge kicks off April 1 percentage of residents who take the
check IDs.” the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565- interview by the Pacifica Tribune, the
5200 or Crime Stoppers Anonymous orbitant rent increases and unjust and runs through April 30, 2018. challenge are then entered into a draw-
According to the latest California pair faked at least 20 signatures, signing
Healthy Kids Survey, 8.2 percent of 7th Tip Line at (888) 580-8477. evictions in the months leading voters’ names and addresses without The event is part of a nonprofi t ing for hundreds of ecofriendly prizes,

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graders, 18.8 percent of 9th graders and up to the November 2017 vote on their consent. The felony charges
have a drinking problem are encour- cards and home irrigation equipment.
29.1 percent of 11th graders had reported
rent control. Fair Rents 4 Pacifica, include several counts of elections fraud, campaign to see which leaders The grand prize is $5,000 that winners
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Spiritual Life
Stephen Hawking, John Lennon and The Victors
atheism’s fear of eternity — Mark Mallett

— National Catholic Register than a night-light for cowards. to believe than on dispassionate rational THE most remarkable thing
In the recent book, God or Noth- But this prompts the question: What arguments.” about Our Lord Jesus is that He
about those who embrace non-eternity One last point. Even devout Catholics does not keep anything for Him-
ing, Robert Cardinal Sarah makes (or annihilation)? Are they afraid of can have apeirophobia. Eternity may
a comment that seems parentheti- anything? Here’s where it gets interest- not always strike everyone as a pleasant
self. He not only gives all glory to
cal to the rest of the work, but ing. Judging by the comments on atheist thought, as one of the two eternal op- the Father, but then wills to share
is nevertheless fascinating: “A websites and in comment boxes (includ- tions is unimaginably horrible. But it’s His glory with us to the extent
April 1, Easter Godless society, which consid- ing the comment box on my own blog),
their viewpoint of eternity goes well
worth considering something that Frank
Sheed wrote in Theology for Beginners:
that we become coheirs and co-
partners with Christ. [1]
Light over Darkness ers any spiritual questions a dead
letter, masks the emptiness of its
beyond a garden-variety distaste. Rather,
their statements often exhibit something
that is sometimes called apeirophobia:
“Infinity, omnipresence, eternity—these
are rich and rewarding concepts, but we
should not stay with them too long at a
Speaking of the Messiah, Isaiah writes:
materialism by killing time so as
Joke of the Week: An old legend the fear of eternity. Some atheists and time without returning to the Gospels to
relates that a group of the apostles gath- better to forget eternity.” While agnostics express this fear explicitly on meet the living God.” In other words,
I, the LORD, have called you for the
ered right after the Resurrection, and St. contemplating this statement, I victory of justice, I have grasped you by
websites, while others address their fear the concept of eternity cannot be sepa- the hand; I formed you, and set you as
Peter was not there. Meeting St. Peter thought about various comments through the mockery of Christians, but rated from the consideration of God’s a covenant of the people, a light for the
afterward, one of the apostles told him, I’d seen on the subject of eternity that fear is there nevertheless. love for us. Eternity is not about time,
“Hey, Peter, we have some good news nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to
on atheist sites and in books. In fact, many people cannot understand nor the lack of it. Eternity is about God, bring out prisoners from confinement,
and some bad news.” “What’s the good why anyone would desire eternal life. and about sharing in His love and in His
news?” St. Peter asked. “The Lord is For those who haven’t spent much time and from the dungeon, those who live in
on atheist sites, it might surprise you to For instance, after my blog last year happiness. darkness. (Isaiah 42:6-8)
risen. We actually saw Him. He even ate titled, “Why Bother Arguing With Athe- The saints knew this quite well. In
a piece of fish to prove it was really He. know that the discussion of eternity is,
ironically, pretty common. Of course, ists?” someone wrote that—because I their earthly lives, the greatest saints had Jesus shares this mission with the
“And what’s the bad news?” demanded desired eternal happiness—it was clear a deep concept of God, a deep relation-
the Prince of the Apostles. “He wants to they’re against it. Their deepest longing, Church: to become a light to the nations,
as it turns out, isn’t very long at all; they that I had “never examined what eternity ship with Him, and a deep understand- healing and deliverance to those impris-
talk to you about last Friday.” actually means.” The clear implication ing and appreciation of what is meant
seem to hope that everything will simply oned by their sin, and teachers of divine
end when they die. That sentiment is is that anyone who truly understands by eternity. And if there is one group truth, without which there is no justice.
Scriptures: First Reading: Acts of the what eternity means desperately hopes of people in history who was unfearful
Apostles: 10: 34, 37-43. St. Peter’s mes- perhaps most famously put in John Len- To undertake this work will cost us, as it
non’s song Imagine: “Imagine there’s no that there is no such thing. To Cardi- about eternity, it is the saints. As a re- cost Jesus. For unless the grain of wheat
sage is a sign of continuing proclamation nal Sarah’s point, the outlook of some flection of The First Letter of Saint John,
of the following themes: 1) the mission Heaven/It’s easy if you try.” falls to the ground and dies, it cannot
What is the atheist’s attitude toward people is shaped by their desire to forget the saints illustrated that “perfect love bear fruit. [2] But then He also shares
of Jesus ending in his death on a “tree” eternity. casts out fear.” But they go well beyond
was rejected by Israel; 2) God vindicated people who do believe in God and with the faithful His own i nheritance,
eternity? To put it mildly, it’s often less I will concede the point that there may merely lacking fear; in fact, they go well paid in blood. These are the seven prom-
Jesus to put to shame those who rejected be some theists whose belief in God beyond mere serenity. The writings of
him; 3) the apostles were witnesses of than flattering. As the recently-departed ises He makes from His own lips:
Stephen Hawking put it: “I regard the and eternity is largely influenced—not the saints illustrate quite clearly: they
Jesus’ ministry and of the events after by philosophy and metaphysics—but simply cannot wait for eternity to begin.
his resurrection; 4) the proclamation and abstinence, the arrival of spring, brain as a computer which will stop To the victor I will give the right to eat
working when its components fail. There by the fear of non-existence. But we As many have recently commented, from the tree of life that is in the garden
shifts from Jerusalem to the ends of the and the festivity of Easter. However, should be intellectually honest enough Dr. Hawking now knows the reality of
earth. Second Reading: 1 Corinthians “pysanky” or colored Easter eggs carry is no heaven or afterlife for broken of God. (Rev 2:7)
down computers; that is a fairy story for to admit that the arguments of atheists God and eternity. Let’s pray that God in
5: 6-8. It is ritually required that Jewish different symbolisms for the Ukrainians. and agnostics are largely shaped— His mercy will welcome Hawking to the
household should be cleansed of crumbs According to an old Ukrainian legend, people afraid of the dark.” In Hawking’s The victor shall not be harmed by the
view, each and every one of us who sometimes, at their core—by the fear of blessed side of eternity, and let’s never second death. (Rev 2:11)
from leavened bread in preparation for a poor peddler was on his way to the eternity. Many atheists find the idea of fail in communicating the love of God to
the Passover. Using the same imag- market to sell his basket of eggs, when believes in God and eternity believes so
because we are afraid of nonexistence. endlessness unthinkable; ergo, it could the nonbelievers in our own lives. To the victor I shall give some of the
ery, St. Paul urged his readers to clean he met a crowd reviling a pitiful man not be so. Or so goes the logic, or lack http://www.ncregister.com/blog/john-
themselves of any malice and wicked- carrying a cross on which he was about Apparently, Hawking was not just a hidden manna; I shall also give a white
theoretical physicist, but also a theoreti- thereof. As Dr. Edward Feser observes clark/stephen-hawking-john-lennon- amulet upon which is inscribed a new
ness so that they can truly celebrate the to be crucified. The peddler, moved with in The Last Superstition, “Atheism, like and-atheisms-fear-of-eternity
new Passover with Christ as the new pity, left his basket and helped the man cal psychologist, who reduced the entire name… (Rev 2:17)
field of metaphysics to nothing more religion, can often rest more on a will
Unleavened Bread. Gospel: John 20: carry his cross. When he returned to
To the victor, who keeps to my ways
Uniting Your Suffering to Christ’s Passion
1-9. In John’s Gospel light and darkness retrieve his basket, he found out to his
play a significant role. In the beginning surprise that the eggs were transformed until the end,
of his Gospel, John stated, “The light with wonderful designs of bright colors. I will give authority over the nations.
shines in the darkness and the darkness The man was Jesus, the peddler was (Rev 2:26)
by Kathleen Beckman, Catholic strength often speaks to us from the priests who are charged by God to give The victor will thus be dressed in white,
has not overcome it.” Mary Magda- Simon of Cyrene, and the eggs symbol- Exchange pages of the Letters of Saint Paul, a the sermons that transmit the faith.
lene and the apostles’ discovery of the ized resurrection. and I will never erase his name from the
paradox particularly experienced by the St. Thérèse of Lisieux once wrote, book of life but will acknowledge his
empty tomb “on the first day of the week Darkness and God’s absence are Apostle himself and together with him “Sufferings gladly borne for others
while it was still dark” is parallel to the avenues to his light and presence. Grief It is love “to the end” that con- ( Continued on page 14 )
fers on Christ’s sacrifice its value experienced by all who share Christ’s ( Continued on page 11 )
Genesis creation account when darkness can result into belief. sufferings. Paul writes in the Second
covered the abyss and on the first day of While embedded in suffering, it is as redemption and reparation, as Letter to the Corinthians: ‘I will all the
hard to think positively. Flowers seem “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
the week God said, “Let there be light.” atonement and satisfaction. He more gladly boast of my weaknesses, especially at the hour of their death (754).” -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
The Gospel shows also that the diverse to have no energy to bloom, birds don’t
knew and loved us all when he that the power of Christ may rest upon
responses to the Resurrection event chirp with lovely songs, trees don’t have
offered his life. All of our suf- me’. In the Second Letter to Timothy we CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
vividly manifest that a person’s response the uplifting branches, but rather what read: ‘And therefore I suffer as I do. But
to the light of faith should take into con- is left are falling leaves, the grass is no fering, prayers and penances are I am not ashamed, for I know whom I Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
sideration his readiness to it. Different longer green, but dry. Indeed, when you empty if it were not for the pas- have believed’. And in the Letter to the
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
people react differently to the Resurrec- suffer, everything and everyone look sion and death of Christ. Philippians he will even say: ‘I can do On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
tion account in John’s Gospel. Many of despondent, forlorn and melancholic. What do we do when we pray for an- all things in him who strengthens me'” – was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).
Jesus’ followers took some time before Friends don’t offer their devout love and other person? We become co-redeemers St. John Paul II
they fully understood the scriptural consoling presence. with Christ. 2. Human suffering united to the Cross Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
prophecies about his death and resurrec- The barrenness of winter, when On their own, our prayers have no of Jesus has supernatural value. and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
tion. A few, like the Beloved Disciple, everything is cold, the trees are all bare power, it is the power of Christ that “Those who share in Christ’s sufferings Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
saw what had happened and believed. branches without leaves, animals are in makes them efficacious. have before their eyes the Paschal Mys- the whole world.
hiatus, and people are mostly staying Throughout Sacred Scripture, we can tery of the Cross and Resurrection, in
indoor, is not all negative. After winter, On the Hail Mary beads say:
Reflections: During the early years see co-redemption. Moses, Noah and which Christ descends, in a first phase,
of Christianity, the faithful, reflecting the flowers start blooming with new fra- Abraham are three Old Testament exam- to the ultimate limits of human weakness For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
primarily on the crucifixion and resur- grance, birds start flying in droves and ples and in the New Testament there are and impotence: indeed, he dies nailed on us and on the whole world.
rection of Jesus, had no major feast to sing harmoniously and people are out other countless examples like the Virgin to the Cross. But if at the same time in
celebrate, except Easter. Then as Chris- on the open air. After the lifeless Winter Mary at the Annunciation, the Apostle in this weakness there is accomplished his In conclusion say three times:
tians continued reflecting on the earlier comes Spring of revitalized life. After healing the sick and working all kinds of lifting up, confirmed by the power of the
life of the Risen Christ, events surround- Good Friday, there is Easter! God sees miracles. The prophets, apostles and Our Resurrection, then this means that the Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
ing the Savior’s public ministry began to to it that there is light at the end of the Lady did nothing on their own, it was weaknesses of all human sufferings are have mercy on us and on the whole world.
develop and gradually also those of his dark and sad tunnel of our earthly jour- the power of God using them as collabo- capable of being infused with the same
birth. The early Christians understood ney as a prelude to heaven! The empty rators in His work of redemption. power of God manifested in Christ’s

The Divine Floodgates


the profound importance of Christ’s tomb of Easter as well as the seemingly 5 Things To Know About the Offer- Cross.”- St. John Paul II
resurrection because as St. Paul wrote, emptiness and absence of God are the ing of Suffering 3. Suffering united to Jesus can be
“And if Christ has not been raised, then beginnings of new life. Suffering is a trial that reveals our vul- accompanied by spiritual comfort, love
empty is our preaching; empty too is Eternity starts today. By his death and
your faith.” resurrection, Jesus has opened the door
nerability yet, if we allow it, also opens and even joy. Divine Mercy Sunday divine floodgates are open to pour
the door to the power of Christ. God releases great spiritual power out Your graces upon us. Help
Because Easter is a time to celebrate to eternal life when there would no more 1. Suffering, in fact, is always a trial— through our co-redemptive suffering.
the new life and the risen life, most tears, no sadness and pain. “The words Meditation: us to desire, to ask for, and to
at times a very hard one—to which Like the saints, we contribute to the
of the symbolisms and images of this of the Eater Sequence marvelously humanity is subjected. conversion of souls, and bring many On that day all the divine receive with thanksgiving Your
season portray a new birth, a new begin- express the mystery accomplished in “The gospel paradox of weakness and people to Christ through the offering floodgates through which grac- mercy that You pour out upon us.
ning, and springtime. “Eastre” for the Christ’s Passover,” according to John of our daily sufferings—especially for es flow are opened. Let no soul
ancient Europeans is the goddess of Paul ІІ. “They point to the power of May we share the good news of
spring and rebirth. During this season renewal flowing from his Resurrection. fear to draw near to Me, even these graces with our brothers and
of new life, the ancient worshippers of The eternal Son … has conquered evil The interviewer asked Joseph of God raised Him from death. Joseph of though its sins be as scarlet. My sisters.
Eastre believed that her pet bird would at its roots by opening to contrite hearts Arimathea, “Now the grave you lent is Arimathea will also lie in the tomb, and mercy is so great that no mind,
lay eggs in baskets and hide them in the path to eternal return to the Father.” yours again. What are you planning to what God will do with him?’ Jesus has -- *Diary passages with bolded words are
do with it?” Joseph confided, “When I said, ‘I live and you shall live.’ I can
be it of man or of angel, will be Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
unknown places. Later on, the goddess Easter is the promise of an eternal hap-
would transform her pet bird into an piness for those who turn away from sin. heard that He had risen, naturally I raced depend on that word.” able to fathom it throughout all Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul © 1987
egg-laying rabbit. Eggs for nineteenth- Easter is hope for those who believe in to the tomb. He was not there. I placed eternity (Diary, 699). Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
a comfortable bench under the trees just Quotation of the Week: “Christianity tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
century Germany were important fixture the resurrection. This promise of ever- Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
of the Easter celebration. Since eggs and lasting bliss does not occur in the future, opposite the opening to the tomb. I go has died many times and risen again, for My Prayer Response: Jesus’ Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
meat were not eaten during the season of because forever starts today. Easter’s gift and sit there and I think to myself, ‘Jesus it has a God who knows the way out of Lord, what a promise! All the by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB © 2010
Lent, eggs symbolized the end of fasting to us is “forever” that starts now. of Nazareth has slept in this tomb and the grave.” G. K. Chesterton

Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hand are crowned with mercy.
Encinitas is the site of the future Divine Mercy Shrine. -- Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (Diary #301)
The site is on Encinitas Blvd., east of I-5, about a mile and a half from
Moonlight Beach and two miles south of the Paramhansa Yogananda
Self-Realization Center. If you would like to know more about the project,
please contact Zarina Cruz at zaricruz@att.net or check for updates on
www.divinemercyhills.org, the official website of the Divine Mercy Hills
Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC).

Future Site of the Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas CA


Jesus I Trust In You!
GPS 701 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024 or Google “Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas” for directions to site.
A project of the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC), a 501(c)3 non profit.
Mission Statement. The DMHFSC is dedicated to the design, development, and maintenance of a Divine Mercy Shrine located in Encinitas, CA. for the
purpose of spreading to an aching world the Divine Mercy message and devotion. To draw people of all nations, cultures, and beliefs to a vessel with
which they are to keep coming in prayer for graces to the fountain of mercy - the Image of the Divine Mercy. For meditational and contemplative prayers
venerating this image with trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise
victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory... By means of this image I shall
grant many graces to souls." Through this shrine we shall proclaim to the whole world God's unfathomable Mercy.
Preliminary Architectural Concept by DOMUS Studio Visit www.divinemercyhills.org
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Arts & Culture


Nicki Bluhm announces new album, "To Rise You Gotta Fall", out June 1
Unveils Title Track Via Roll- "These songs are quite personal," ment, my agent, my friends and family, June 16 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
ing Stone. Pre-Order Available Bluhm says. "They are the conversations and ultimately I just had this guttural July 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Bo-
I never got to have, the words I never drive that I didn't even know I had in tanical Gardens
Now. Tour Dates Announced had the chance to say, and the catharsis I me. I was on auto-pilot, ready to move July 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Knight
wouldn't have survived without." forward and take the steps I had to take Theater
Compass Records is excited to Bluhm's divorce, along with the need to keep moving forward. When the July 19 - Scranton, PA @ Peach Music
announce the release of re- to challenge herself, inspired the West album finally comes out it's going to be Festival
Coast native to make her spur-of- the like setting a caged bird free." July 20 - Alexandria, VA @ Hamilton

Ayaw Mo Na?
nowned singer/songwriter Nicki
moment, cross-country move to Nash- Bluhm will be touring this year and July 22 - Cambridge, MA @ The
Bluhm's new album, TO RISE ville in 2017. beyond in support of TO RISE YOU Sinclair
YOU GOTTA FALL, out June 1. "Nashville was inspiring because of all GOTTA FALL. The confirmed tour July 25 - Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
To celebrate the announcement, the songwriting going on here," Bluhm dates are below. More will be announced July 25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Tutoo ba ang narinig ko na ayaw mo na
Rolling Stone premiered the title says. "When I would come to Nashville soon. Ballroom Aba’y kung ganuon eh ‘di tumigil ka na nga
on writing trips it was just percolating... NICKI BLUHM July 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ The
track yesterday, hailing the song it was intoxicating. So I very hastily, in TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL Foundry Pero sana na lamang sa pagbalik mo dito
as "a blast of Memphis soul." TO a matter of days, decided to move. I just Tracklisting: July 29 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Hindi ka umiiyak dahil sa pag-ayaw mo
RISE YOU GOTTA FALL was had this gut feeling." 1. How Do I Love You Lindsley
recorded in Memphis at the leg- Ross-Spang happened to be mixing a 2. Battlechain Rose Marami diyan sa atin na gustong umayaw
record in Nashville at the time and they 3. To Rise You Gotta Fall *Nicki solo supporting The Wood Sa mga panahong tila ba punong bubuwal
endary Sam Phillips Recording met up and hit it off immediately. 4. Staring At The Sun Brothers
studio and features two co-writes "I really needed someone who was 5. Something Really Mean nickibluhm.com Na ang pag- aayaw ang siyang lang tanging lunas
with Ryan Adams and a Dan Penn going to take the reins and have a vi- 6. I Hate You https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ Siya lamang paraan problema ay malulutas
cover. sion for the album and he really did," 7. Can't Fool The Fool nickibluhm

Uniting
Bluhm says of meeting Ross-Spang. 8. Things I've Done Maraming beses sa pagbuo ng mga bagay
"My ex-husband had been my musical 9. You Stopped Loving Me (I Can't Hina ng loob siyang malimit na kaakbay
For these live band analog sessions,
director, co-writer, and producer on all Stop Loving You)
Bluhm brought in producer Matt Ross-
my records except one and I was looking 10. It's OK Not To Be OK
( Continued from page 10 ) Ikaw baga ito, tanungin mo ang sarili
Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell), and convert more people than sermons.” Magbago ka na, sayang ang ganda mong lalaki
for someone to step into that leadership 11. Last To Know
the studio band included Will Sexton Once we understand how co-redemptive
roll, which Matt did very gracefully. I ###
(guitar), Ross-Spang (guitars), Ken suffering can help souls and build up Tandaan, hindi nagwawagi ang umaayaw
was looking for a clean slate; the only NICKI BLUHM 2018 TOUR DATES:
Coomer (drums and percussion), Al the Kingdom of God, we can experience
baggage I wanted to bring into the studio April 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Huwag kang makikinig sa kanilang kantiyaw
Gamble (Hammond B3), Rick Steff consolation, love and even joy:
were the words to the songs I was sing- Avenue* At kung ikaw ay umayaw ano ang kasunod
(piano) and Dave Smith (bass), with “Blessed be the God and Father of
ing. I wanted it to be a fresh experience; April 12 - Madison, WI @ Majestic
Reba Russell and Susan Marshall (back-
I didn't want to even have history with Theatre* our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Masigabong tuksuhan baka ‘di mo malunok
ground singers), Sam Shoup (string ar- mercies and God of all comfort, who
anyone in the room that would pull me April 13 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
rangements) and various special guests. comforts us in all our affliction, so that Ang gusto kong makita sa iyo ay tagumpay
into old habits or ways of thinking. So April 14 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
"To Rise You Gotta Fall" is available to we may be able to comfort those who
listen on all streaming platforms here.
we agreed we'd record in Memphis." April 15 - Saint Louis, MO @ The
are in any affliction, with the comfort Na nakapaligid sa iyo sa araw-araw
Once settled in Sam Phillips Record- Pageant* Nais kong mamalas ka na palaging masaya
"It was the very first song we tracked," with which we ourselves are comforted
ing, the sessions revolved around track- April 17 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft
Bluhm told Rolling Stone, "and Ken just
ing live with an ace band assembled by Ballroom* by God. For as we share abundantly in At magsisigaw nang husto’t walang patumangga
started playing the groove and the band Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we
Ross-Spang. April 18 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark*
slowly started to drift in. Ken is such share abundantly in comfort too. If we At higit sa lahat ang tunay na hangarin ko
"We really just recorded live and we April 19 - Indianapolis, IN @ The
a present musician, and he's listening are afflicted, it is for your comfort and
to the words and reading the room and
didn't do that many takes of each song," Vogue*
salvation; and if we are comforted, it is
Iyong matupad ang lahat ng dalangin mo
Bluhm says. "The final versions we April 20 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou* Hindi sa dahilan na ito ang nararapat
the vibe...There's a line in the song that for your comfort, which you experience
ended up with were all one take. It was April 21 - Brevard, NC @ Songsmith
says, 'I went looking for some perspec-
really refreshing to go analog. It mini- Gathering when you patiently endure the same Kundi dahil matagal mo na itong pangarap
tive, so I knocked on my mama's door,' sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for
mized over thinking and second-guess- April 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest
and he just hit the drum - the rim - like a you is unshaken; for we know that as Sumasagi din sa akin ang isang pangamba
ing; forced us all to stay in the moment May 27 - Colorado Springs, CO @
knock, which brought a playfulness and you share in our sufferings, you will
lightness to the song. I love Will's guitar
and play from the heart. Sam Shoup did Meadowgrass Music Festival
also share in our comfort.” – St. Paul (2
Na baka ang lahat ay balewalain mo na
all the string arrangements and when he May 28 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Kung kaya nga’t ako ay narito sa tabi mo
playing, too. It's so understated, but he Corinthians: 3-7)
walked in the room I thought he was a May 31 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
makes himself known. It's like the old
housepainter, he was the most under- Theater 4. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Para magpaalala kayang -kaya mo ito
saying goes: 'The young bull charges Mother of Sorrows and a source of
stated, unlikely suspect. That was the June 1 - Eagle, CO @ Bonfire Brewing
down the hill, but the old bull takes his tremendous consolation as we face the
thing about Memphis that was cool...not Block Party
time.' These musicians were tasteful; crosses of our lives. liberality. My heart suffers and longs to
a lot of egos, just people making music June 2 - Taos, NM @ Music on the

Act of Consecration
they're all old bulls full of experience Nobody knew Jesus and his sufferings be consumed by Yours that is opened
for music's sake. Throughout the session Mothership
and class. Having a string section ar- better than his mother. She accompanies wide by the Roman soldier’s sword. As
there was a lot of listening and trusting. June 3 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Hullabaloo
ranged by Sam Shoup was the icing on
to the Immaculate
Matt really spends time curating his June 5 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up us as a spiritual mother over the course I venerate the Cross, and Your five holy
the cake. Memphis had melted into my of our lives as we confront various suf- wounds, I place my suffering inside of
sessions and who he decides to bring June 7 - West Hollywood, CA @ The
California soul." ferings and challenges. Yours. With confidence I unite my suf-
Heart of Mary
in; he knows how to keep the vibe right. Troubadour
After six years with her band the This has been the case throughout his- fering to Yours knowing that all human
What you are hearing is, as Jerry Phillips June 8 - San Francisco, CA @ The
Gramblers, and recent high-profile col- tory for many generations of Christians, suffering is absorbed into Your holy
would say, 'not perfection but captured Independent
laborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous String- including St. Philomena, a Greek prin- wounds by which I am healed. Amen.
moments in time.' June 10 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal
Dusters, Ryan Adams), Bluhm wrote cess martyred by the Roman Emperor Kathleen Beckman VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF
"I had lost my partner in so many Bay Club Casino
the life-chronicling songs for TO RISE Diocletian: By Kathleen Beckman GOD AND OUR MOTHER, to
ways," Bluhm continues, "my musical June 12 - Chico, CA @ Sierra Nevada
YOU GOTTA FALL over a two-year pe- “My captivity lasted thirty-seven days. Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S. is President and your Immaculate Heart we conse-
partner, my life partner, my creative Brewing Company
riod, during which she got divorced and Then, in the midst of a heavenly light Co-Founder of the Foundation of Prayer crate ourselves, in an act of total
partner, and all of a sudden I was left on June 13 - Arcata, CA @ Humbrews for Priests (www.foundationforpriests.org),
moved to Nashville, TN. The album is a I saw Mary holding her Divine Son in entrustment to the Lord.
my own, to start my own engine. It was June 14 - Eugene, OR @ HiFi a global apostolate of prayer and cateche-
chronicle of her state of mind following her arms. ‘My daughter,’ she said to By You we will be led to Christ.
really intimidating and scary," she says June 15 - Portland, OR @ Dog Fir sis for the holiness of priests promoting
these deep and fundamental life changes. me, ‘three days more of prison and after By Him and with Him we will be
"but I had support from my manage- Lounge spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. An
forty days you shall leave this state of international Catholic evangelist, author,
led to the Father.
pain.’ Such happy news renewed my radio host, Ignatian certified retreat director, We will walk in the light of faith,
courage to prepare for the frightful she assists priests in the Church’s ministry and we will do everything so that
combat awaiting. of healing, deliverance and exorcism. Often the world may believe that Jesus
The Queen of Heaven reminded me of featured on Catholic TV and radio such as Christ is the One sent by the Fa-
DIVINEE MERCY SUNDAY - APRIL 8, 2018 the name I had received in Baptism say-
ing, ‘You are Lumina, as your Spouse
EWTN and the Catholic Channel, she hosts
the weekly program, “Eucharist, Mercy &
ther.
With Him we wish to carry His
is called Light or Sun. Fear not, I will Saints” which airs internationally on Radio Love and Salvation to the ends of
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This is a celebration enriched by indulgence. A day chosen by Jesus Christ as a day of I will recommend you especially to his
Peace & Joy (‘15) When Women Pray:
Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of for the glory of the Most Holy
extraordinary graces – a complete outpouring of God’s Mercy upon all who approach care.’ The vision disappeared leaving Prayer (’17). Her reversion to the faith in Trinity, Whom we adore, praise
my prison scented with a fragrance like 1991 came through the Eucharist and Mary. and bless forever. Amen.
Him withh great trust and expectant faith. Jesus said, “Mankind will have no peace until incense. I experienced a joy out of his www.kathleenbeckman.com. More at www.
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-- Adelina Moore & Ines Toribio
world. Something indefinable.” – St.
it turns with trust to My mercy. (Diary # 300) Philomena
5. In the “school of Christian suffer-
ing,” our primary textbook is Sacred
Scripture.
PREPARATION for the Feast of the Divine Mercy ---- The life, death and resurrection of
1. ABC of Mercy: Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, can
be viewed as a school of both suffer-
Ask for His Mercy – Bee mer
merciful to others – Complete Trust in Jesus ing and love. We also enter into this
dynamic school at our baptism, when we
2. “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain are plunged into the water symbolizing
Christ’s death before emerging regener-
complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” Diary #699. Sincerely repent and ated and renewed by the Holy Spirit,
on the journey toward resurrection and
go to confession on Saturday before Mercy Sunday or within 7 days of the Feast of eternal life in the Holy Trinity.
Mercy. Onee must be in a state of grace to receive the extraordinary graces “At our current stage in the school of
Christian suffering and love, we have re-
promised by our Lord. course to the life-giving words of Sacred
Scripture, “a great book about suffering”
3. On Good Friday start to pray the Divine Mercy 9-day Novena.. (St. John Paul II):
“Resist [the devil], firm in your faith,
4. Daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle during Holy Week and knowing that the same experience of
suffering is required of your brotherhood
through the week thereafter, before the Feast of Divine Mercy. throughout the world. And after you
have suffered a little while, the God of
all grace, who has called you to his eter-
nal glory in Christ, will himself restore,
CELEBRATION of the Feast of the Divine Mercy ---- establish, and strengthen you.” – St. Paul
(I Peter 5:9-10)
1. The entire church throughout the world is called to celebratee the Feast of the “I consider that the sufferings of this
present time are not worth comparing
Divine Mercy. with the glory that is to be revealed to
us.” – St. Paul (Romans 8:18)
2. Enthroning of the Image of the Divine Mercy in a prominent place inn the church
churc all Prayer to Unite Your Suffering to
His Passion
day Sunday, for veneration by the faithful. Blessing of DM Images. Lord Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, the
extravagance of divine love is boldly
3. Going to Mass and receiv
receiving Holy Communion on the Feast of the Divine Mercy. proclaimed in Your passion and death.
4. Mercy Sundayay Prayer Service Celebration 2:30-4:30 PM Eucharistic Adoration // From the pulpit of the Cross You have
spoken to me personally. When I gaze
DM Chaplet // Prayer for the Sick and Dying // Prayer for intercession of Mother upon You in the midst of Your agonizing
passion, I read a love letter written in
Mary, St. Faustina, and St. John Paul II // Veneration of St. Faustina relic. Precious Blood. You call to my heart in
love’s unspoken language that is more
For Information, please contact Zarina Cruz #619-890-2789,, DM Ministry . deeply understood than words. You
lay down Your life for me with total
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The grand DA Pulse
Association of Realtors, and others who Democratic process in our small com- Pechanga.com. Follow Pechanga Resort
campaign on lies to smear tenants and munity was corrupted by a half-million Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @
( Continued from page 9 ) rent control. Fraud is fraud, and it can dollars of outside realty monies and a PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort Casino is
( Continued from page 15 ) ( Continued from page 16 ) open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older
land you in jail,” said Dean Preston, fraudulent petition drive. Pacifica fami-
pomp and pageantry are the marks of nearly all claiming that they had been Executive Director of Tenants Together, lies have been financially harmed and lowers. to enter the casino.

Duterte
spiritual plenty. – Rappler.com mislead. The District Attorney’s investi- California’s Statewide Organization for displaced through their efforts.” As he loved his newfound destiny, Vice
gation uncovered even more egregious Renters’ Rights. *** Ganda continued to rise to stardom and
Editor's Note: This piece was origi- misconduct including the fraudulent “Cities across the Bay Area, including Tenants Together is California’s only he penetrated the television through tele-
nally published in April 2015. Rappler is collection of at least 20 additional signa- Richmond, Alameda, Santa Rosa, and statewide renters' rights organization. series, sitcoms and variety shows. His ( Continued from page 1 )
updating and republishing this to mark tures. The misrepresentations and fraud San Mateo, reported landlord lobbyist With 50 member organizations across biggest break was when Vice Ganda, in
Holy Week 2018. paid for by the CAA kept tenants in Pa- 2009 became an official member of the
lang nakalusot,” Duterte said in
smear campaigns with misinformation - the state, Tenants Together works to
cifica vulnerable to rent hikes and unfair we are seeing a disturbing pattern.Tech- improve the lives of California’s tenants television giant ABS-CBN where it be- a speech before local officials in
evictions for months while voters waited niques of fear-mongering, outright lies, through education, organizing and advo- came a top-rated noontime variety show. Pampanga the other day.
to weigh in on the rent control ballot and voter intimidation undermine the cacy. We seek to galvanize a statewide He was tagged as “the unkabogable Vice “O ‘yung anak kong si (my son)
measure in November. Fair Rents 4 obvious fairness of tenant protections. movement for renters’ rights. Ganda” when he became regular in the Pulong, isa rin ‘yung (he is a)
Call the Pacifica received reports of tenants who Now we have a confirmed criminal case Pacifica Housing 4 All is a volunteer- shows as a result of backing from his
faced rent hikes of $600 or more, forcing followers. gangster, ‘yun mabubuhay ‘yun
Asian Journal at of fraud from Pacifica, where signature led project of the Pacifica Progressive
many residents out of their homes. gatherers were paid by a campaign Alliance. Formerly named Fair Rents 4 The fashion icon and endorser, Vice (he could survive). O ‘yung si
619.474.0588 for your “This prosecution should serve as a sponsored by the California Apartment Pacifica, which organized the rent con- proved his success on screen in his Baste? Pero si Baste naman, ba-
advertising needs. wake-up call for the California Apart- Association,” says Suzanne Moore, a trol measure on the ballot in November strings of movies that really became a
ment Association, San Mateo County
bae ang inaatupag (his concern is
member of Pacifica Housing 4 All. “The 2017. hit-- the reason he was branded as “the
phenomenal box-office star. “He was the women), si Adarna,” Duterte said,
Calaguas first ever Gay superstar in Asia.” The
wide array of songs he interpreted and
recorded also became a hit like his al-
referring to Sebastian’s former
girlfriend, actress Ellen Adarna,
( Continued from page 15 ) who is now involved with actor
bum “Lakas Tama” under Vicor Music.
shutdown that has been prompted by the Let’s follow Vice Ganda in his fun- John Lloyd Cruz.
need for rehabilitation, Calaguas may be filled, exciting performance on May 13
a test case of how an island—something at the Pechanga Summit. Make it a habit Duterte used his children as example
the Philippines has thousands of — to witness and watch surprising live to explain his fervor to save the young
should balance development and caring performances in the only one entertain- generation from the ill effects of illegal
for the environment. ment hub in Temecula, California-- the drugs.
Pechanga Resort & Casino. You may He said there will be no youth to take
The Calaguas Paradise Resort, among purchase tickets ranging from $118, care of their parents if they will be
the biggest privately owned accom- $98, $88, $78, $68 and $58 from the ruined by drug abuse.
modations on the island, saw a rise of Pechanga Box Office, 888-810-8871 or “Who will now buy my medicine?
as much as 50 percent in their guest online at www.Pechanga.com. Who will pay for my oxygen? Sinong
arrivals in the past two years, said resort Pechanga Summit was added to magbayad ng kabaong ko (who will pay
owner and manager Clarissa Gonzales. Pechanga Resort Casino as a part of the for my coffin)? And who will pay for my
Paradise Resort was a family vacation property’s $285 million resort expan- burial? Son of… ‘Yan ang problema di-
spot turned backpackers' haven. But it sion. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño yan (that’s the problem there),” he said,
now has executive suites and rooms with Indians broke ground on the two-year before complaining of his low salary as
multiple or double beds, air condition- project in December 2015 that will a government worker.
ing, and private toilet-and-baths. Prices conclude in December 2017. Entertain- He said his salary would not even be
range from P5,000 to P15,000. ers, concerts, live sporting events, trade enough for hospitalization and medicine
This increase in tourism arrivals over shows, weddings, or any large group if he gets sick.
the past two years is true for the entire will now have a 40,000-square foot Duterte will turn 73 on March 28.
island, Gonzales said. But she worries area to book. In total, Pechanga now “Kaya (so) by hook or by crook, long
the growth may be harmful if it goes offers 274,500 square feet of indoor/out- range or short range, I have three years,
unregulated. door contemporary meeting and event uubusin ko talaga kayo. Wala akong
Providing a counterpoint to the resort space, which will significantly enhance pakialam diyan p****** i**** (I will
experience is the backpacker charm of a the amenities, space and visibility of get rid of all of you, I don’t care about
spot in the island known as the LGU or Pechanga’s event offerings. the) human rights na ‘yan, l****. Hindi
barangay area. Here, rates for a cabana About Pechanga Resort Casino ‘yan makatulong sa bayan ko (they can’t
could go as low as P1,500 for a group of Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the help my country),” Duterte said. – With
as many as 10 people. The rate includes largest and most expansive resort/casino Jess Diaz
use of common toilet-and-bath. People experiences anywhere in the United States.
may also pitch tents near the shore. Voted the Number One casino in America
by readers of USA TODAY and rated a
A common complaint here is over- Four Diamond property by AAA since
crowding, and the heat because of the 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides
an unparalleled getaway. Offering more
absence of electricity. Generator sets are than 4,500 of the hottest slots, table games,
usually utilized only from sundown to world-class entertainment, 1,090 hotel
sunrise. rooms, dining, spa and championship golf
A total of 44,816 visitors went to at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort
Calaguas via the Vinzons port in 2016, Casino features a destination that meets and
according to the local tourism office. exceeds the needs of its guests and the com-
Last year it was 34,897, fewer than munity. Pechanga Resort Casino is owned
previous year's, but that may be because and operated by the Pechanga Band of
of many gale warnings in 2017. Luiseño Indians. For more information, call
toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit www.
More visitors are expected in 2018
because tourists have begun arriving as
early as March.
Jerry Pascual, who rents out cottages
and cabanas, said more tourists mean
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"'Yung mga locals ay magiging parte
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They will have a share in the coopera-
tive," Mago said.
The potential may be there, but right
now, the opportunities for earning is still
confined to providing transportation or
guiding tourists.
Sonny Cañeza used to be a fisher-
man, but is now employed to drive a
resort boat that ferries tourists from the
Vinzons port to Calaguas. He has 3 sons,
one of whom also helps him on the boat.
He said more tourists could mean more
opportunities for their family to earn
because visitors give tips, or buy things
from the locals.
Cañeza said the barangay taps people
to regularly clean the island and make
sure its beaches remain pristine,
something even tourists have remained
concerned about.
Fats Torrejos, who has been to many
beaches in the Philippines, said Calaguas
is one of best she has seen.
Jasmin dela Peña, who has also been to
many white-sand spots, said she hopes
tourists are educated about the need to
pick up after themselves. It would be a
pity if Calaguas is spoiled, she said.
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In response to the post, my the generous backing of the MIC which costs of developing and building hous-
makes humongous profits from the sale
classmate, Christopher Mateo,
Penitensya
of the smallest guns to the murderous
6 individuals
said “The second amendment ko ng Pagkabuhay (Christmas Rebirth). work force, bringing ham sandwich for
bombs no matter who dies, lawmakers
That meant all of our family members lunch one Good Friday. After I reminded
wrapped around gun industry could be deaf to the wailing of those left
should be at our parents’ home in Que- her of our custom, she rationalized:
protected by NRA is kinda hard by the dead. ( Continued from page 1 ) ( Continued from page 6 ) zon City to share the Sunday lunch. We “Di bale, nasa Amerika na naman
It is worthwhile to note that “Before
to DEBATE against. Bottom line and during the Second World War, waii at the age of seven, Sacay- “The Ten Commandments,” “Ben Hur,” do not get any Christmas gifts though, tayo (That’s alright, we are already in
anan currently has over eight mil- “Marcelino Pan Y Vino,” “Sta. Rita de probably because gift giving once a year America),” as though God exempts
is the almighty $. Just saying.” American industries had successfully Casia,” “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” maybe more than enough for my dearly those living in the United States from
converted to defense production as the lion followers on Instagram and “The Bible,” and others. Old folks beloved mother. - AJ
Not yet fully digesting what Christo- crisis demanded, but out of the war, the Church’s Teachings.
almost two million on YouTube. discouraged the young from undergoing But that was not the end of my story
pher stated, I just posted “It's no longer what Eisenhower called a permanent “The beauty vlogger is known not only
New coin
long trips or travel on Good Fridays lest on eating meat on Good Fridays. That
a matter of debate, Klasmayt. It's also armaments industry of vast propor- for his makeup tutorials, but also his they would meet an accident. We young evening in Rome, we were brought to an
considering redress of grievances as also tions emerged. This conjunction of an often humorous views on life,” Forbes kids were told not to climb trees for we authentic Italian Restaurant. You know,
enshrined in the constitution. When a immense military establishment and noted. would fall from it. ( Continued from page 1 ) the dingy room, the tables made of thick
clash of what are enshrined happens, a a large arms industry is new in the Carlo Delantar, 26—country director, We were also discouraged from swim- lar, micro-printed details using uneven wood, and the wood benches to
deep review of for whom is the greater American experience that Eisenhower Waves for Water. Delantar heads the ming in the river because according to sit on instead of chairs. It was a pack-
good should be studied and if amend- warned, ‘[while] we recognize the Philippine operations of Waves for Wa- the barrio folks, the river was full of laser-engraving technology were aged excursion, and the waiters served
ment is required, it must be pushed. And imperative need for this development, ter, an international non-profit organiza- included in the two highest de-
blood of Jesus Christ. People who par- us a plateful of assorted meat dishes.
singly, this is beyond me and you. The we must not fail to comprehend its grave tion which provides clean water to those
NRA has the money and backed by the implications. We must guard against the
ticipated in the sacrifice of the penitents nominated coins, the 10-Piso and “But it is Good Friday,” I protested.
in need. vowed that their wounds were miracu-
military industrial complex who profit acquisition of unwarranted influence… “With only a small team, Delantar 5-Piso, which makes it difficult After explaining to him that it was
lously healed as soon as they swam in against our religion to eat meat on that
from the sale of the smallest guns to The potential for the disastrous rise of enlists the help of travelers there to the river. for these coins to be duplicated
the biggest bombs no matter who dies. misplaced power exists and will persist.’ particular day, the head waiter replaced
distribute water filtration systems. So using traditional coin counterfeit- our family’s meal with dried seafood,
These youths only have their numbers Eisenhower cautioned that ‘the federal far, they have handed out some 10,000
and their voices. They don't just want government’s collaboration with an
Visita Iglesia ing methods. a.k.a. hard and bland tasting calamari
water filters, helping one million Filipi-
to die anymore in the streets or their alliance of military and industrial lead- nos to access clean water,” according to
The coins, which appear as “me- while our tour mates feasted on the meat
On Good Fridays, many Filipinos ob- dishes of the day. Again, I was surprised
schools in the hands of those who could ers, though necessary, was vulnerable Forbes. served the custom of “Visita Iglesia,” the tallic silver,” addresses concerns
buy guns. My take on this? I'm glad my to abuse of power.’ Ike then counseled that modern-day Italians do not follow
Patrick Lynch, 28—co-founder, First practice of visiting as many churches as on discoloration predominantly the rule to the letter, compared to the
children are done with their schooling American citizens ‘to be vigilant in Circle. Lynch is an Irish native who
and may no longer be subjected to a monitoring the military-industrial com-
possible to reflect on the death of Jesus observed for copper-based metals. much more pious Filipinos (at least dur-
co-founded Philippine-based fintech Christ. In accordance with the teachings ing Holy Week!) whom the Europeans
shooting spree in any school. But I now plex. Only an alert and knowledgeable company First Circle. It provides small in the Bible, people were not allowed to The new coins will feature the new colonized and Christianized.
have 12 grandchildren who will have to citizenry can compel the proper mesh- to medium enterprises (SMEs) with eat meat on Good Fridays. One of my BSP logo, three national heroes (Apo-
go through the gauntlet. If these current ing of the huge industrial and military finance, particularly those having a dif- aunts in the province used to buy a sack linario Mabini in the 10-Piso, Andres St. Peter’s
youthful protesters could have their machinery of defense with our peaceful ficult time securing capital. of fresh oysters in the nearby Hagonoy Bonifacio in the 5-Piso and Jose Rizal in
voices loud enough with their number, methods and goals, so that security and According to Forbes, First Circle has town of Bulacan as part of the Good the 1-Piso), a stylized three stars and a Earlier that day, we went inside St.
I will be grateful that they may save fu- liberty may prosper together.’” already loaned millions of dollars to Friday lunch feast of our clan, which we sun in the 25-, 5- and 1-Sentimo, and en- Peter’s Basilica so as pay our respect
ture lives of students who could include Following Eisenhower’s sentiment, businesses in the Philippines. ate under a star apple tree outside the demic flora consistent with the design of and say our prayers, though we spent
my grandchildren. But I do know what I reiterate my saying that if the state Archie Oclos, 28—artist. Oclos is an house, picnic style. the new banknote series that highlights most of the time gawking around, taking
you are saying.” cannot protect and is inimical to the artist from the University of the Philip- As early as ten o’clock in the morn- Philippine fauna. pictures and soaking in the experience.
To which Christopher responded interest of the majority, the majority will pines who tackles sociopolitical issues in ing on Good Fridays, we would start “The differences between the new I never expected to have an audience
“Thanks. We're in the same page as far conclude that drastic action will have to the country. listening to the “Siete Palabras (Seven and old coins can be best appreciated with the Pope, Pope John Paul II then,
as the next generation is concerned. take place sometime in the future. The “The 28-year-old Filipino artist has Words)” on the radio. It is a narration of through visual means and tactile famil- because those privileges are only for
But I'm strictly looking at this problem majority in this regard should be the criticized the country’s war on drugs the last moments of Jesus Christ, high- iarization,” Guinigundo said. the VIPs and the ultra-religious who
on the economic point of view. Gun students who would like to have gun through his murals—depicting President lighted by the seven last words before The old coins will remain legal tender have served and sacrificed so much for
industry is a big business in America and control, so they could avoid being killed Rodrigo Duterte with a crown made of he died. Every one of us knew this story and can be used alongside the new series the Church. But what do you know?
if you back it up with the Constitution, by those who could afford guns, the par- guns—as well as the treatment of its by heart, but we listened to it on Good for day-to-day transactions to pay for All of a sudden, people around us got
it will be an uphill battle. DEBATE is ents, relatives, friends of these students, indigenous people,” Forbes said. Fridays to reflect on the last moments of goods and services, until such time as excited, and congregated in one area of
where they settle matters in Congress and the rest who fear gun violence. Miko Aspiras, 29,—chef. Aspiras Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. By the BSP calls for their demonetization. the Church.
and if NRA finance my seat in Congress Drastic action could mean, ultimately, started baking at the age of 11, and had three o’clock in the afternoon, the exact “The Pope is here,” my wife told me,

Easter
then you get my point.” the highest form of change if civil his eye on the culinary industry since. hour of his death, Jesus Christ would as she pushed my daughters to be ahead
Finally digesting his point, I replied discussions and legalities will not work. He started as a commis chef at the utter his last words: “Ama ko, naganap of the receiving line. It was too late for
“Yes, I do, Klasmayt. I get your point. After all, “In political philosophy, the Shangri-La in Manila, and has worked in na ang lahat (My father, everything is me to react, and before I knew it, I was
It will be a long discussion, but the right of revolution is the right or duty a number hotels such as Resorts World ( Continued from page 2 )
done!)!” behind a big flank of people. I saw the
theory is: if the state cannot protect and of the people of a nation to overthrow Manila and Raffles. Rome. On the last leg of our trip, we
These days Jesus Christ’s sacrifice tip of the Pope’s headgear and his big
is inimical to the interest of the majority, a government that acts against their He also started his own food group arrived in Rome on a Good Friday, and
is vividly depicted in Mel Gibson’s scepter pass through over the heads of
the majority will conclude that drastic common interests and/or threatens the Tasteless, under which he co-owns seven at lunch, we were ushered into a local
blockbuster film, “The Passion of Jesus people in front of me. All I could do was
action will have to take place sometime safety of the people without cause. restaurant concepts. tavern near St Peter’s Square.
Christ”. Many are moved by Christ’s raise my camera up high like a peri-
in the future. With social benefits and Stated throughout history in one form According to Forbes “30 Under 30 The atmosphere was festive as there
sufferings including Filipino Catholics scope and started clicking for pictures.
services on the decline, rising medical or another, the belief in this right has Asia” List editor Rana Wehbe, this were a lot of tourists in the Square.
who have been fully aware of them since Fortunately, I got good shots, in addition
expenditures, spending more on wars to been used to justify various revolutions, year's list is made up of millennials who Unwittingly, we ate a sandwich filled
childhood. to the glimpses of the Pontiff that I man-
the detriment of social goods in the US, including the English Civil War, the take risks and tackle issues that matter to with cold cuts of Italian preserved meat.
escalating taxes and prices of goods, American Revolution and the French aged to get with my own eyes.
their generation. God is dead It was too late before we realized that it It was not the first time I saw the Pope
the violence within, etc. are percolating Revolution.” “For this list in particular, we were was Good Friday and eating meat during
to that effect. A number of this million in person. The first was when he visited

Hip hop hooray


looking for individuals who had really From this time to the rest of the after- that day was a no-no for us Catholics. the Philippines during the 1970s. No, I
youths marching at this time will be made a difference in their field,” she Everybody, it seemed, was doing it, in
noon, it usually got to be boring for us did not wait and stand for hours to be
contributing to the growing core of those said. a place called the center of the Catho-
kids for we were prevented from playing part of the Papal Mass held at the Rizal
who will reach that conclusion. Again, ( Continued from page 15 ) “To help us select the most deserving lic world that is Vatican. If ever this
and having fun “because God is dead!” Park. I was nonchalantly walking along
this is beyond you and me.” people from more than 2,000 impressive practice were to be strictly enforced, I
Phone: (760) 728-1671 From the time Christ died up to his re- Rizal Avenue near Tayuman Street in
Christopher thus concluded, saying nominations, we employed the help of expected to have it implemented in the
Date: March 31 birth on Easter Sunday, his images in all Manila when all of a sudden, the Pope’s
“The only thing that matters are the industry-specific judges to vet each and seat of the Papal Throne more than any-
Fee: $5 all ages churches would be covered with a violet motorcade whizzed through. It turned
votes in Congress. So, either we influ- every one of the entries,” Wehbe noted. where else in the world. The Italian meat
Spring Valley Community Center veil. In the evening of Good Friday, we out that the Pope held a mass for the
ence them vs lobbyists or we vote them Among the judges are business mag- did not even taste good. I guess one has
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, would watch the “Senaculo,” the passion poor people in Tondo, where Imelda, the
out. Either way $ talks…So, either we nates such as Allan Zaman and Hiroshi to have an acquired taste to enjoy it.
juice, coffee and milk – all served by the play of the life of Jesus Christ performed infamous First Lady of the dictator Fer-
have more money than lobbyists to fund Mikitani for the retail and e-commerce At least in the Philippines, people
enthusiastic Spring Valley Kiwanis Club. by town people in the town plaza. dinand Marcos, covered the sight of the
elections of representatives or fund vot- category, and fashion designer Vivienne strictly follow the “no meat” rule. I
After breakfast, the egg hunt will start at Holy Week would end joyously on squatter shanties with huge façade with
ers to elect representatives, right? That's Tam and singer Kris Wu for the arts and remember my aunt purchasing sack-
10 a.m. sharp! No need to pre-register, Easter Sunday when Christ would come drawings of buildings and nice homes
what I'm talking about uphill battle.” entertainment and sports categories. full of oysters from the nearby fishing
just come down with your baskets and to life again. In the early morning of like the movie sets at the Universal
I had to agree with a caveat, saying “At Other judges include tech entrepre- town of Hagonoy for our Good Friday
enjoy the holiday festivities. that day, the ritual of “salubong” would Studios in Hollywood. I saw the Pope in
present, yes, I agree. In this kind of de- neurs Sonny Vu of Fossil and S.D feast whenever our clan spent our Holy
Address: 8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring be held. The image of the Virgin Mary, the Popemobile, standing up and wav-
mocracy, definitely… In this set up, yes. Shibulal of Infosys, and tech investors Week vacation in our barrio in Plaridel,
Valley with a black veil covering her face and ing at me. Okay, at us, the pedestrians
These million kids must realize that.” Kai-fu Lee of Sinovation and Anna Fang Bulacan. The owner of El Centro Hotel
Phone: (619) 479-1832 head, would be taken out of the church, along the way. The third and last time
These exchange between Christopher of ZhenFund in the finance and venture and Resort where we stayed in Boracay
Date: March 31 followed by a procession of women I saw the Pope in person was when he
and me reflects a chasm between the capital category. last January, Mrs. Rosa Tirol, even ad-
Fee: $5 for ages 0-11; $6 for ages 12+ with lighted candles. The image of Jesus celebrated the Easter Sunday mass at the
First and Second Amendments of the US According to Forbes, this year’s list vised me not to visit that Paradise Island
Inclement weather may cancel events– Christ depicting his rebirth would also Vatican Square two days later.
Constitution. While the First guarantees includes individuals from 24 countries during Holy Week.
please call ahead or follow along on be taken out followed by a procession
freedom of speech and of the press, across Asia-Pacific—including represen- “It is like a Roman feast marked with
Facebook. You can also hop over to the of men. It would take the route opposite Memorable sights
commonly called freedom of expression tatives from Azerbaijan and North Korea debauchery,” she said. “Tourists flock to
County’s event calendar for a list of that of the Virgin Mary. At a designated
without fear of government restraint, for the first time. this resort to have fun, not to meditate.
family-friendly activities. place in one part of the town, the two Some memorable sights to see in Rome
it doesn’t guarantee that Congress will No solemn music but heavy rock and
would meet, and an angel or a dove were of course the ruins of the Coli-
listen or act on the grievances even if Last year, five Filipinos were on the roll tunes. Though seafood are aplenty
would remove the veil of the Virgin seum, the Aqueduct, the world famous
there are millions who shout their lungs list which included entrepreneurs and in the area, people would feast on roast
Mary to signify the end of her mourning Trevi Fountain which was the inspiration
out in expressing their grief. individuals who excelled in their various pigs even on Good Friday.”
and the two images would go back to the for the song and movie, “Three Coins in
On the other hand, the Second protects fields. —VDS, GMA News A pious woman, she felt guilty enough
Church together. A little girl sitting on the Fountain,” and the humongous and
the right of the people to keep and bear to ask her priest what to do when her
a chair suspended from an arch usually antique Churches which seemed to be
arms…The Supreme Court of the United guests would request meat dishes on
played the “angel”. If a dove was used, built on every block. I wondered then
States has ruled that the right belongs such occasion. I do not remember what
it was tied to a long stick used to scoop why there were so many of them when
to individuals, while also ruling that the Download the the veil of the Virgin Mary. the priest advised her on the matter of
right is not unlimited and does not pro-
hibit all regulation of either firearms or
Asian Journal Easter Sunday, my mother always religion and tourism profit.
one in every parish is good enough in
other parts of the world. And why so
similar devices. State and local govern-
asianjournalusa.com/digital insisted, was Christmas day, because I remember an office mate of mine
( Continued on page 14 )
Christ was born again. It is called “Pas- years ago, when I was still part of the
ments are limited to the same extent as
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Trends
A Glimpse of Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for
Ilonggo History In an age when Facebook has data you input, and which they collate, is
become a staple in daily life, what can be used to generate income.
Both Disini and David agreed that the
how can an average person
by Dinggol Araneta protect his or her personal
obvious fallout from the Facebook data
scandal could – and should – push the
Divinagracia data online? emergence of competition (even the paid
kind) that can offer the same services
Dinggol is an Ilonggo Historian of modern times.
He is a Lover of Nature by profession; a Genealogist Bea Cupin, Rappler.com | MA- without the danger of data misuse and
by avocation and an Advocate of Federalism. abuse.
NILA, 3/22/2018 – A Facebook Think and rethink those "consent
quiz about your personality type forms." Disini was the first to admit that

THE REVOLUTIONARY HEROES IN THE


seems innocent enough, but as the "system is broken." A social net-
over 270,000 Facebook users working site's or an app's consent form,
in an ideal world, is designed to protect
PROVINCE OF AKLAN
have come to realize, it can also a user's privacy. But as Facebook has
be a means for a political consult- shown, it could also be "the vehicle by
ing firm to profile users and aid which your privacy is violated because
its messaging. you consented."
David said that following data privacy wild, wild west has to come to an end
Quoting the late Steve Jobs, Disini
Amid criticism over Facebook's pointed out that privacy should be "tell-
issues, there's talk about beginning to and they have to mediate between what
role – or lack thereof – in policing look at Facebook as a "public utility" – people really want, and what are the
ing people how we're going to use [the]
which means it should be regulated by possibilities of big data, and what money
the spread of false information data."
government. can be made from big data. And we need
comes another, potentially more "It's not just sharing, because when I
Both Disini and David agreed that the to find this space," Disini said.
consent to Facebook taking my data, I
alarming scandal: how it allowed consent to Facebook taking my data and
incident puts Facebook in a vulnerable Are you concerned about how Face-
a third-party application (a quiz, position and gives its competitors a book and similar sites and apps use your
selling it to third parties, fine. But do I
golden opportunity. data? Would you be able to #Delete-
in this case) access to the data know what those third parties are going
"In a sense, this was inevitable. The Facebook? – Rappler.com
of the 270,000 people or so who to do with it?" David added.

Uber to pullout from Southeast


According to Disini, there are two
signed up, as well as the data of major "regimes" when it comes to data
their friends. privacy protection and the law. The
That amounts to the data of over
50 million Facebook users.
United States/Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) regime is "market-
based," while the European Union (EU)
Asia — report
But the thing is, Facebook's actions – regime is "permission-driven." Philstar.com | MANILA,
selling user data to outsiders – may not "Permission-driven" means data may
only be used with explicit consent and a
3/2§/2018 — Ride-hailing app
be illegal.
In an interview on Rappler Talk, full explanation of how that data could Uber is expected to announce its
cybercrime law expert Jose Jesus "JJ" be used. Disini said that the Facebook/ agreement with rival Grab, which
(Equestrian Statue of Gen. Francisco del Castillo on top of 19 steps, representing Disini pointed out that users may have Cambridge Analytica issue is a violation involves its exit from Southeast
the 19 Martyrs of Aklan) actually agreed to hand over their data of EU law. Asia, according to a report.
to Facebook and third-party developers How about the US/APEC regime? "So
upon agreeing to the site's terms of use long as the entity has no evil motive, Bloomberg sources said the deal
– terms which people rarely take time to then it can use the data even without covers all of Uber's Southeast
(By: DinggolAranetaDivinagracia - alize the populace. The 19 were Roman understand, if they even read it at all. your consent," said Disini. It's clear how Asian operations, including Uber
March 17, 2018) Aguirre, Tomas Briones, Domingo de la "This is the bargain that we struck this can be problematic – how is evil Eats. The US-based company,
Cruz, Valeriano Dalida, Claro Delgado, knowingly or unknowingly, we agreed to motive determined, for instance?
Angelo Fernandez, Benito Iban, Candido Disini explained that the difference in however, will have a stake of
"A Tribute to Gen. Francisco have our data used, right?" Disini said.
between 25 and 30 percent in the least 50,000 colorum drivers.
Iban, Simon Inocencio, Isidro Jimenez, "I always ask this when I give lectures regimes means compromises between Grab Philippines admitted that they
del Castillo and the 19 Martyrs Catalino Maupat, Lamberto Mangat, countries covered by the regimes. US- new combined business.
on data privacy, 'Who here has ever have 28,000 active drivers but only
of Aklan, who started the revolt Valeriano Masinda, Maximo Mationg, read those terms of service?' And no based companies, for instance, may find around 3,000 have valid provisional
against Spain 121 years ago Simplicio Reyes, Canuto Segovia, one raises their hands, not even among more restrictions when getting data from The announcement of the deal between authority to operate. Uber Philippines
today." --dinggol.d~~~ Gabino Sucgang, Francisco Villorente lawyers," he added. users in European countries. San Francisco-based Uber and Singa- said that they have similar numbers but
and Gabino Yonsal. Thus, the short-lived It also isn't a security lapse, at least in Check and re-check your permissions. pore-based Grab is seen to be released as refused to disclose actual numbers.
Katipunan led revolution in that part of the usual sense, on the part of the com- Viral quizzes can be fun, but that all early as Monday in Singapore.
After the “Cry of Balintawak” ends once your data is released without
The LTFRB suspended the operations
Capiz ended in defeat. pany. "This is not a data breach. This is Earlier this month, Bloomberg had of Uber on Aug. 14, 2017 due to "indis-
on August 26, 1896, Katipu- their business model. This is what they your explicit consent. "Half-seriously, reported that Grab is finalizing a deal to putable" violations of the ride-sharing
nan Supremo Andres Bonifacio A year later, the patriotic fervor was do," said University of the Philippines I would say that [if] you have a friend acquire Uber's business in the region. company.
immediately commissioned his rekindled and the armed revolution College of Mass Communication profes- who keeps posting those quizzes, un- Under the agreement, Grab would buy The regulatory board lifted Uber's
personal friends in Manila, Fran- resurrected in the whole Province of sor Clarissa David. friend them because they are consenting the operations of Uber in Southeast Asia suspension after the ride-sharing service
Capiz under the able leadership of Gen. So in an age when Facebook has on your behalf to take data," David said. while Uber would take a stake in Grab, paid P489.2 million in penalties, includ-
cisco del Castillo and Candido Esteban Contreras of Pontevedra, Capiz become a staple in daily life, how can If you absolutely can't unfriend that according to Bloomberg sources. ing a P190-million fine. — Patricia
Iban to start the uprising in their assisted by Don Antonio Bello and Don an average person protect his or her person who's quiz-crazy, David said The deal between the ride-hailing Lourdes Viray

The Victor
home province of Aklan (still part Jose Altavas of Aklan. personal data? And what other issues the least users could do is study one's services would be similar to the deal be-
of Capiz). should you think about before clicking privacy settings on Facebook. David tween Uber and China's Didi Chuxing,
By the middle of December, 1898, the on that "I agree" button? herself prefers using Facebook from a where the former sold its local operation
revolutionaries led by Gen. Contreras mobile browser rather than the official in exchange for equity. ( Continued from page 10 )
Gen. del Castillo, who led 82 Aklanon name in the presence of my Father and
recruits was killed in battle on March 17, and his adjutants, Col. Pascual Barza Here are a few reminders from Disini app, since this minimizes the data you're Grab started as a taxi-hailing app in
and Col. Juan Arce aided by Captain and David: sharing. Kuala Lumpur in 2012 before becoming of his angels. (Rev 3:5)
1897. Two days later, the Spanish au- The victor I will make into a pillar in
thorities conniving with their local col- Alejandro Balgos; the Capizeños de- Disini said these rules should also one of the leading ride-hailing services
feated and drove the Spanish forces out "If it's free, you're the product." While apply to other applications and websites in the region. It currently offers services the temple of my God, and he will never
laborators, enticed the men of Castillo leave it again. On him I will inscribe the
to surrender with promise of amnesty; of the whole province. That was about a the internet may have revolutionized that ask for your data that it might not in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia,
week before Spanish authorities totally how the world works, the axiom "noth- need. Some apps, even gaming apps, ask Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore name of my God and the name of the city
but those who gave up were deceived, of my God… (Rev 3:12)
tortured and imprisoned. capitulated to the authority of the "Go- ing in life is free" still holds true. for a user's location, said Disini. and Vietnam.
bierno de Canton de Visayas" or Federal So what now, Facebook? The company In July 2017, the Land Transporta- I will give the victor the right to sit with
Government of the Visayas based in In the case of Facebook and just about has promised to "step up" following the tion Franchising and Regulatory Board me on my throne… (Rev 3:20)
Nineteen leaders were executed, their As we see the Storm of persecution
dead bodies were displayed and paraded Iloilo on December 23, 1898. ~~~ any other application and social network scandal – but that's a promise that it's slapped a P5-million fine on Uber and
out there, being "free" means that the long made and has yet to fulfill. Grab for allowing the operation of at billowing on the horizon, we would
around the Kalibo town plaza to demor- do well to re-read this “Victor’s creed”
when we feel a bit overwhelmed. Yet,

Easter
supposed to fly back home. I do not In the fight against all forms of cancer, follow Hippocrates: as I’ve said before, it is only sheer grace
that is going to carry the Church through

"Let your food be your medicine."


know if the tour organizer was stupid this time as she shares in Our Lord’s
( Continued from page 13 ) or a masochist. Leave Vatican on Easter Passion:
Sunday, the highlight of the Holy Week? …she will follow her Lord in his death
big when a medium-sized one, good My family and I opted to stay another and Resurrection. —Catechism of the
enough to house the normal number of day and pay extra for our hotel accom- Catholic Church, n. 677
people that attend mass is the trend of modations. When we woke up that day, So, if Jesus received an anointing, like
the day. I was told that in the old days, we were saddened when we realized that He did in today’s Gospel, so too, the
Churches were offered as gifts to God, we were the only ones left. The people Church will receive an anointing from
and therefore the grander and the bigger we met, traveled and were friends with God to prepare her for her own Pas-
they were, the more God was deemed for two weeks were all of sudden gone. sion. That anointing will likewise come
honored. I was left alone with my family, and through a “Mary”, but this time the
Then of course, there were the muse- somehow, our spirits sank. We recovered Mother of God, who through her inter-
ums in Rome. I can’t recall if we saw our composure and decided to enjoy cession and the Flame of Love from her
the works of Leonardo da Vinci like the the extra day with or without our tour heart, will help equip the saints to not
“Mona Lisa” and the “Last Supper” at mates. We took a cab to attend the Easter only persevere, but march into enemy
the Louvre’s Museum in Paris or the Sunday mass at the Vatican Square, and territory. [3] Filled with the Spirit, the
Museum in Rome, but definitely, the just like in any other big cities in the faithful will be able to say, even in the
highlight of our visit was craning our world, the Italian taxi driver gave us an face of their persecutors:
neck at the Michelangelo’s paintings unexpected tour that ended up with an The LORD is my light and my salva-
on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It extra charge. tion; whom should I fear? The LORD
was supposed to be the “moment,” one Everybody was trooping to the site of is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be
rare occasion one was supposed to soak the mass. All of a sudden, the surround- afraid? (Today’s Psalm)
in and enjoy. A moment that should ings looked exactly like what we see on For the sufferings of this present time
be captured in time, until we heard television on such occasion. The mass are as nothing compared with the glory
muffled shrieks in one of the rooms of was said by the Pope in Latin as flags to be revealed for the Victors. [4]
the museum. It turned out that the top of various nationalities were waved …the Holy Spirit changes those in
Filipino Comedian Dolphy and his son everywhere. When the Pope said his whom he comes to dwell and alters the
Vandolf, were in another tour, and the Easter greetings in different languages, whole pattern of their lives. With the
other Filipinos in our group caught a we yelled out a loud cheer together with Spirit within them it is quite natural for
glimpse of them and got excited. Dolphy a handful of other Filipinos when we people who had been absorbed by the
and Vandolf preferred over the Sistine heard the words, “Maligayang Pasko things of this world to become entirely
Chapel by their fans? It would be a great
and unexpected honor for the comedians
(Merry Christmas)” from the Pontiff. FR BEN BELTRAN SVD is seeking sponsors and donors otherworldly in their outlook, and for
Easter Sunday, as my mother would tell cowards to become men of great cour-
indeed! us, is the day of Christ’s rebirth, hence to join the effort to fight cancer by healing the body with age. —St. Cyril of Alexandria, Magnifi-
considered as another Christmas Day.
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The next day, Holy Saturday was spent
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the-victors/)
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we saw a park with hundreds, if not
thousands of water fountains atop a hill
during that year, his sins would be ab-
solved and he would be assured of going WOW Organic Restaurant is a program sponsor of a
overlooking an Italian town. If you think
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to Heaven. I passed through that gate
several times with my family that year.
feeding initiative using organic meals to restore to health
it to believe it. The afternoon was free
and we were able to explore the area
But I am not counting on it. I thought
it would be too easy. I continue to pray
cancer-stricken children in a local hospital in Metro
and do what seemed to be unthinkable:
enjoying Gelato, the Italian ice cream,
and be pious, hoping against hope that
when my time comes, I would deserve
Manila. Let us help Fr Beltran in these efforts.
in the middle of a Roman Square with
hundreds of tourists around us.
to be in the Kingdom of God. - AJ For more info, contact www.facebook.com/fbbeltran
Easter Sunday was supposed to be the
end of the tour when everybody was
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Destinations
Calaguas The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp Hip hop hooray for egg hunts
Island seeks and pageantry in piety at parks
to avoid Bora- In the town of Baliuag in
Bulacan, Good Friday is more
cay's mistakes festive than Christmas
Marga Deona, Rappler.com |
BULACAN, Philippines – Bali-
uag is not just a town; it is a
brand. It is a bus company, a tasty
chicken dish, and swardspeak for
madness in the vernacular.
It is also a place where Lent is
more festive than Advent.
"Here in Baliuag, Holy Week is more
fun than Christmas," Baliuag native
Allan Tengco says. “Families flock
home during this time of the year, when
reunions abound.” By Michelle Mowad, County of San Phone: (619) 482-7361
Tengco is a known businessman in Diego Communications Office Date: 9 to 11 a.m., March 24
Baliuag – the owner of the bus company
bearing the name of his hometown. But El Monte Regional Park
every year, Tengco devotes his time to On the hunt for some family-
and colonizations. In his book Christ to Address: 15805 El Monte Road,
prepare for the reason why Baliuag has Coke: How Image Becomes Icon, art friendly fun this spring? County Lakeside
more festive Lenten seasons than Christ- historian Martin Kemp depicts Christ Parks and Recreation has several Phone: (619) 443-1474
mas – the procession of grand carriages – and Mary, to an extent – as examples egg hunts planned for every-bun- Date: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 25
with life-sized images of Christ. of a widespread phenomenon where ny this month.
objects become a “point of intersection Flinn Springs County Park
Lenten opulence of the timeless with time.”
The egg-stravaganzas will take
Address: 14787 Old Highway 80, El
And what true power this phenomenon place over the next two weekends Cajon
For 2015, Tengco says, there are a total has on Baliuag, where the practice of at County parks in Chula Vista, Phone: (619) 561-0180
of 112 carriages, all bearing the image giant nails driven into their palms.
Paradise island in Camarines In Baliuag, floats carry images of Mary, building opulent carrozas allows its Del Mar, El Cajon, Escondido, Date: 9 to 10:30 a.m., March 31
and likeness not just of Christ, but also
Norte on crossroad to balance of the entire cast of characters in the Son the Mother of God, clad in silken robes Catholic faithful to revere the icon repre- Fallbrook, Lakeside, Ramona
senting man’s absolution and the endur- Dos Picos County Park
business and environment of God’s life, suffering, and death. It is and adorned with sparkling costume
ing mystery of faith. At the same time, and Spring Valley. Some feature Address: 17953 Dos Picos Road,
jewelry. From the embroidery in Mary’s
frocks to the blood oozing from Christ’s however, the faithful has the liberty to snacks and spring crafts and oth- Ramona
Arlene Burgos, ABS CBN News punctured flesh, the attention to detail is mold and clothe their God to their liking ers pancake breakfasts. But all Phone: (760) 789-2220
—The 'paradise island' Calaguas, impeccable, made more pronounced by – a practice vilified by other Christian of them will have lots and lots of Date: 10 a.m. to noon, March 31
a white sand beach in Vinzons the larger-than-life images. denominations and other religions as
bordering on pagan idolatry. But to those eggs to search for and an opportu- Louis A. Stelzer County Park
municipality of Camarines Norte, “Our guidelines for the statues: not
shorter than 5 feet, not taller than 7 who, for years on end, build their car- nity to meet the big bunny. Address: 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road,
is feeling the pressure of creeping feet,” Tengco says. rozas with the labor of love, the practice Egg hunts are BYOB—bring your own Lakeside
development. On one hand, resi- fulfils the promise of an annual family basket. Links are to Facebook events Phone: (619) 561-0580
reunion and celebrates the grandeur of with more details. Date: 10 to 10:15 a.m., March 31
dents and property owners wel- Hyperbolic spectacle, religious
oxymoron worship.
come the prospect of more tourist The many likenesses of Christ range Egg Hunts Egg Hunts with Pancake Breakfasts
arrivals. On the other, there is a long-running tradition, dating back to from baleful to anguished, and Mary,
Hispanic colonization hundreds of years The image of Christ as the definitive
worry about how more visitors from woeful to regal, but they're all set San Dieguito County Park Fallbrook Community Center
ago. icon of suffering and redemption from
atop the grandest of stages, turning Lent Address: 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive,
would impact the island’s ability In order to participate in the annual sin has lodged itself into the collective
Del Mar
consciousness of man, spanning across into a hyperbolic spectacle, a religious Bring the whole family and join the
to maintain its pristine beaches Lenten opulence, families and groups oxymoron. Phone: (858) 755-2386 Bunny for a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.
and beautiful environment. apply for accreditation from the Baliuag centuries of civilizations, conquests,
In Catholic practice, Lent is a season Date: noon to 2 p.m., March 24 and egg hunting fun at 10 a.m. Fallbrook
Monsignor, who, along with a com- of self-imposed material famine – from Firefighter’s Association will serve up
Calaguas is among the islands and is- mittee Tengco is part of, will screen fasting to deprivation of indulgences to Felicita County Park a delicious pancake breakfast as the
lets in third-class municipality Vinzons. each proposed carriage theme to avoid disconnecting from worldly entertain- Address: 742 Clarence Lane, Escon- Bunny hops around to meet children
Its 1.27 kilometers of white sand earned duplication. ment – for a period of spiritual nourish- dido and pose for photos. After breakfast, egg
it the name Mahabang Buhangin. The The gilded carrozas (carriages) of ment. But in Baliuag, where the icons Phone: (760) 745-4379 hunts for age groups will be followed by
area is famous for island-hopping, trek- Baliuag are in stark contrast to the more of selfless suffering ride carrozas gilded Date: 10 a.m. to noon, March 24 fun games and contests.
king, and snorkeling. somber Maleldo pilgrimage in the neigh- in brass and gold and are illuminated by Address: 341 Heald Ave., Fallbrook
In light of the Boracay's impending boring province of Pampanga, where lights powered by portable generators, Otay Lakes County Park
devotees flagellate themselves into a Address: 2270 Wueste Road, Chula ( Continued on page 13 )
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Entertainment
Kapuso stars share excitement to party with Pinoys abroad
GMA Network’s biggest stars Sikat Ka, Kapuso! in California and
Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mer- how she wants to experience the same
fun with the group again. “Nung sa una
cado, Lovi Poe, Alden Richards, naming pinuntahan, sobrang saya kasi
Betong Sumaya and Dingdong nag-enjoy talaga ‘yung buong grupo
Dantes are thrilled to bring all-out so ine-expect namin na this time, mas
entertainment to Pinoys in the US masaya kasi nadagdagan kami ng isa pa
tapos dalawang countries pa mapupun-
and Canada as they prepare for tahan namin. Excited ako kasi kahit
their back-to-back ‘Sikat Ka, Ka- pagod kami sa trip, sobrang sarap naman
puso!’ shows this coming April. sa pakiramdam na magkasundo kayong
lahat,” she revealed.
The all-star cast are busy rehearsing Kapuso Premier Drama Actress Lovi
for their special performances dedicated Poe, on the other hand, recalled her fa-
to our Kapuso abroad. Following the vorite part of the show with the Kapuso
successful West Coast leg last year, abroad. “Isa sa mga paborito kong part
GMA Pinoy TV heads to the East Coast ng show last year ‘yung nag-share sila
to hold back-to-back Sikat Ka, Ka- ng kwento nila on stage and then kinan-
puso! shows on April 7 at the Newark tahan namin sila ng songs na bumabagay
Symphony Hall in New Jersey, USA and sa buhay nila. Pinaghandaan namin
April 8 at the Sony Centre for Perform- ito and we really hope we were able to
ing Arts in Toronto, Canada. bring a piece of home to them.”
Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo Pambansang Bae Alden Richards,
highlighted that their main goal is to who gladly expressed being back in the
make the show as intimate as possible cast together with his fellow Kapuso (From left) Alden Richards, Lovi Poe, Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercado, Den- (From left) Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Alden
despite the size of the venue. “Kahit isa artists, said that he is looking forward to nis Trillo, Betong Sumaya. Richards, Betong Sumaya
siyang malaking show na punong puno spend time with his fellow Pinoys once
ng malalaking artista, nagre-reach out ta- again following the success of their first pasabog na ipapakita ng Sikat Ka, The latest addition to the cast, Kapuso sing and dance on screen, we hope to Jersey and 1-866-7KAPUSO for Sikat
laga kami sa audience kasi mas masarap show last year. “Nakaka-miss din na Kapuso! team,” said Kapuso comedian Primetime King Dingdong Dantes, said bring the Philippines closer to them Ka, Kapuso! Toronto. For more updates,
yung feeling na nalalapitan mo sila, at makasama sila ulit para sa second leg ng Betong Sumaya who also encourages the that it is a privilege for him as an actor through our music and shows.” follow GMA Pinoy TV on Facebook,
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Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado also “Marami kaming papasayahin ngayong this time, and mas maraming interaction
shared how much she enjoyed last year’s April kaya abangan nila ang bagong ngayon sa audience,” he added.

Another surprise is at stake for Before becoming well-known as Vice


patrons and followers of Pechan- Ganda, he is commonly called ‘Totoy’
(young boy). The youngest of five, ‘Tu-
ga Resort Casino in Temecula, toy’ or Jose Marie Borja Viceral in real
Save the Date: California, on the nearing scintil- life grew up on the streets of Sta. Cruz,

April 13, 2018, Friday


lating performance at Pechanga Manila. At first glance, he is like any
Summit come May 13 at 6pm by other young boy in their neighborhood,
playing basketball and fond of checking
Monthly Fatima Devotion begins at 2:00 pm with the the famous visiting artist Vice on women. But for ‘Tutoy’ he found out
Rosary; and concludes at 3:00 pm with the Divine Ganda, popularly-known as a co- since the start that he was not so fond of
Mercy Chaplet and the Way of the Cross median, TV host, singer and actor women.
in the Philippines. It became an inspiration for ‘Tutoy’ the
early demise of his father and the fact
Pechanga Resort Casino is well-known that his mother had to go abroad and
for hosting the best and the brightest Fil- work for the family. He was branded
ipino entertainers and performers such as “Vice” by his close friend, a sweet
as Megastar Sharon Cuneta, the singer/ version of his surname “Viceral.” he
actress and Tony Award Winner Lea studied Political Science in Far Eastern
Salonga, popular singing group 4 Voices University where he also had an inclina- comedian in Punchline and The Library.
1 Journey, winner of “Star Power Search tion as he became popular while playing Comedy bar owner Ricardo Castaneda
2011” Angeline Quintos, international basketball. coined the name Vice Ganda or “Beauti-
actress and top endorser Anne Curtis, It was in 1999 when Vice Ganda ful Vice,” --- the name that led him to

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and Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo - entered the field of stand-up comedy further his career and became popular
who all gave wholesome entertainment that started as a casual fun in a comedy even in cinema while gaining avid fol-
to the delight of the crowd. bar where his talent was discovered. ( Continued on page 12 )
From here, Vice began his career as a

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