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Msgr. Gutierrez Christ, the "Odd Man Out" — p.

Lifestyle Zena Sultana Babao: An Unfathomable Destiny — p. 5
Perspective Miles Beauchamp: Time Passing— p. 6
Arts & Culture Dinggol: Celebrating Candelaria in California — p. 9
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Philippines follows China, moves to name Benham Rise features Camille Diola, Patricia Lourdes
Karen Gallman wins first Miss
Viray, | MANILA,

Intercontinental crown for PHL

1/28/2019 — Following China's
footsteps, the Philippines recently

Hometown Parish
submitted name proposals for un-
GMA News | MANILA, dersea features on Benham—also
1/27/2019 -- Filipino-Australian called the Philippine Rise—off
beauty queen Karen Gallman on the coast of Aurora, that Beijing
Saturday made history after win- had earlier named.
ning the first Miss Intercontinen- Early last year, the Interna-
tal crown for the Philippines. tional Hydrographic Organization
Karen, who has roots in Bris- rejected the Philippines' bid to re-
bane and Bohol, was crowned by verse the aproval of China's pro-
Mexico's Veronica Salas Vallejo posals to name undersea features
at the Mall of Asia Arena. Haidongqing Seamount, Jinghao
Costa Rica finished as the 1st Seamount, Tianbao Seamount,
runner-up followed by Slovak Jujiu Seamounts and Cuiqiao Hill
Republic at 2nd, Colombia 3rd, in Benham Rise.
Vietnam 4th, and Ethiopia as 5th. According to documents seen by
Delegates from Myanmar and, the Philippines' Na-
Indonesia were given recogni- tional Mapping and Resources In-
( Continued on page 3 )
Miss Intercontinental 2019 Karen formation Authority (NAMRIA)
submitted names for 16 undersea
No to Chinese workers features during the IHO's Sub-

replacing Filipinos – Mar Roxas

committee on Undersea Feature
Names (SCUFN) meeting on Oct.
25, 2018 in New Zealand.
'Kung gano'n ang tulong nila Roxas' answer when asked on NAMRIA geophysicist Dennis
sa atin, 'yung ayuda, 'yung Sunday. Arsenio Bringas represented the
pautang nila sa atin, hindi na Roxas differed from former Philippines in the meeting in Wel-
bale,' says opposition senato- presidential spokesperson Harry lington, New Zealand, according
rial candidate Mar Roxas Roque who drew jeers from the to the SCUFN.
crowd when he qualified his Eleven of these undersea feature
Lian Buan, |
MANILA, 1/27/2019 -– Opposi-
answer that Chinese workers
are justified in certain industries
Chapter 84 of “Destiny” by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. name proposals are associated
with Benham Rise — Katmon
tion senatorial candidate Manuel which need manpower. Hill, Yakal Seamount, Mayapos

"Mar" Roxas II gave a clear "no" "Naniniwala po ako na ang Seamount, Kalantas Seamount,
to the influx of Chinese workers trabaho sa Pilipinas ay para po he wedding of Mario and Mimi was scheduled two months after the “paman- Mahogany Seamount, East Luzon
into the Philippines during CNN sa Pilipino. Ang tanong, meron hikan.” Trough, Molave Saddle, Molave
Philippines' election forum on po ba talagang sapat na mang- “Why the long wait?” Mario asked in jest when the date was selected. “I want to be Mimi’s Spur, Narra Saddle, Narra Spur
Sunday, January 27. gagawa, lalong-lalo na sa mga husband as soon as possible before she changes her mind.” and Palanan Saddle.
"No to Chinese workers coming industriya na nangangailangan?" Everybody laughed. Other name proposals from the
in and replacing Filipinos," was ( Continued on page 9 )
( Continued on page 6 )
Philippines were Isabela Sea-
(Photo: The Santo Nino de Tondo Parish Church)
mount (Isabela Ridge), Banaba

Trevor Jimenez, Pixar animator and

Seamount (Palawan Trough),
Pinoy street food stall in London wins Php24 Bicol Saddle (Bicol Shelf), Bicol

2019 Oscar nominee for “Weekends” million in BBC Reality TV Contest

Shelf ( Bicol Saddle) and Isabela
Ridge (Isabela Seamount).
by Buzzooks Protest came too late
A street food stall that sells In February 2018, the Philippine
Filipino food in London has won government protested China's
a £350,000 investment (Php24 moves to name five undersea
million) on BBC Two’s reality features in Benham Rise. Philip-
TV contest, My Million Pound pine Ambassador to China Jose
Menu. Santiago "Chito" Sta. Romana
Born in the Philippines, Lee brought this up with his counter-
Johnson loves Filipino and has part in Beijing.
learned a number of Filipino reci- Manila's protest, however, came
pes from his grandmother. Now a few years too late as Beijing's
The GNP Team-- Meet Trevor 2018 animated short film, “Week- based in London, the Fil-Am de- proposals to rename undersea fea-
Jimenez, a Pixar animator who ends.” cided to open BBQ Dreamz with
received the Oscars nod for his ( Continued on page 7 )
his Irish partner Sinead Campbell. ( Continued on page 8 )
Lee Johnson (right) and Sinead Campbell of BBQ Dreamz ( Continued on page 11 )



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Skip down the yellow brick road to get your tickets for the Toyota Summer Concert Series
at the 2019 San Diego County Fair
DEL MAR, Calif. (Jan. 25, admission; reserved seats are $32- 25 years ago, “Should’ve Been A
2019) – It’s shaping up to be one $44 Cowboy” was released and shot up
“Oz-some” lineup for the Toyota Tuesday, July 2: Trace Adkins, the charts to become Toby’s first No.
ticket prices are $34-$49; dinner 1. At the core is his songwriting, as
Summer Concert Series at the recognized in his 2015 induction
package available
2019 San Diego County Fair, Thursday, July 4: Brad Upton, into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in
presented by Albertsons|Vons! 9:30 p.m. (opening act at 7:30 p.m., New York City. The Nashville Song-
fireworks at 9 p.m.), GA levels 3 writers Association International
Tickets for Nashville icon Trace & 5 included with Fair admission; named him Songwriter/Artist of the
Adkins go on sale at 10 a.m. reserved seats are $32-$44 Decade and he is a three-time BMI
today at with Country Songwriter/Artist of the
an exciting mix of other music About The Featured Year. His songs have received more
mavens currently on sale includ- Grandstand Artists: than 91 million BMI performances
on commercial radio stations world-
ing Toby Keith, Smokey Robin- wide. Keith’s albums have sold more
son, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Dunham May 31: Justin Moore – Country
radio star Justin Moore’s latest than 40 million copies. His tours
and Grupo Intocable. The 2019 have drawn more than a million fans
album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” earned
San Diego County Fair will Moore his third consecutive No. 1 each year for more than a decade
feature 27 nights of entertain- album debut. It features his sixth straight. The awards are too numer-
ment on the Corona Grandstand chart-topping single “You Look Like ous to count and include Artist of the
Stage May 31-July 4. This year’s I Need A Drink,” and follow-up sin- Decade nods from Billboard and the
magical theme of “The Wonderful gle “Somebody Else Will.” He has American Country Awards, as well
earned multiple Academy of Country as the ACM’s Career Achievement
Wizard of Oz,” based on L. Frank honor and twice their Entertainer of
Baum’s classic tale, will give Music, American Country Awards
and American Country Countdown the Year award winner in back-to-
visitors the chance to leave the Awards nominations, and has placed back years.
ordinary world behind the minute seven singles in the Top 10 at Coun-
they walk down the yellow brick try radio. Moore’s previous album, June 15: Smokey Robinson – Wil-
road at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “Off the Beaten Path,” was also a liam “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a
Take a peek at the whirlwind of No. 1 album release. legendary singer-songwriter, record
producer, record executive and co-
excitement that will take the stage founder of Motown Records. Known
at the Toyota Concert Series! June 1: Jim Gaffigan – Jim Gaf-
figan is a Grammy-nominated as the "King of Motown," Smokey
comedian, actor, writer, producer, Robinson founded the R&B group
Corona Grandstand Stage two-time New York Times bestsell- The Miracles, recording 26 Top 40
Lineup: ing author, top touring performer hits with the Miracles including
and multi-platinum-selling father of “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really
The following shows start at 7:30 five. He is known around the world Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That
p.m. unless otherwise noted. Go to Emotion” and “The Tears Of A McBasketball World Comedy Tour” most successful Tejano act of their Comedy videos went viral (gaining
for his unique brand of humor which for ticket prices and more Clown.” Robinson was one of the – A New York-based comedy troupe, day. Intocable’s style of Tejano is more than 100 million views), that at
largely revolves around fatherhood
information. All tickets purchased major songwriters and producers for The Tenderloins, are the creators, undeniably norteño in nature, driven a much bigger worldwide audience
and his observations on life.
online include admission to the San Motown, penning several hit singles executive producers, and stars by polka rhythms and heavily ac- discovered this veteran funny man.
Diego County Fair. If you already such as, “Who’s Loving You,” “My of truTV’s hit series, Impractical cented by accordion. The group even He was a favorite opening act for
June 6: Fab Four – The Emmy
have Fair admission, call the box Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things Jokers. Now in its seventh season, fashions itself as norteño (i.e., the the legendary Joan Rivers and has
Award-winning Fab Four is elevated
office at (858) 792-4252 and request You Do” and “My Girl.” In 1975, Impractical Jokers follows The Ten- cowboy look). However, their Texan spent the past 14 years opening for
far above every Beatles tribute band
a concert seat only. Tickets can also Robinson released his most suc- derloins as they coerce one another roots and frontman Ricky Muñoz’s the also legendary Johnny Mathis.
due to their precise attention to de-
be purchased at the Del Mar Fair- cessful solo album, A Quiet Storm, into doing public pranks while being gift for graceful pop melodies, Writing about everyday life, a long-
tail. With uncanny, note-for-note live
grounds’ O’Brien Gate Box Office followed by One Heartbeat, with filmed by hidden cameras. With each among other subtleties, differentiate term marriage and anything else that
renditions of Beatles' classics such as
starting on Feb. 14. Top 10 singles, “Just to See Her” and new season, the show continues to them from more traditional norteño pops into his head, Brad packs more
"Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday,"
“One Heartbeat.” “Just To See Her” take dares to outrageous levels with acts like Los Tigres del Norte and laughs per minute into his set than
"A Day In The Life," "Twist And
Friday, May 31: Justin Moore, won Robinson his first Grammy new over-the-top hijinks. Conjunto Primavera. nearly anyone in the business.
Shout," "Here Comes The Sun,"
ticket prices are $31-$49 and "Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will Award. In the same year, he was
Saturday, June 1: Jim Gaffigan, inducted as a solo artist to the Rock June 22: 15th Annual Gospel July 2: Trace Adkins – Tower- About the 2019 San Diego
make you think you are watching
ticket prices are $28-$69; dinner and Roll Hall of Fame. Festival featuring The Clark Sisters ing baritone Trace Adkins has sold County Fair
the real thing! Their incredible stage
package available with The Walls Group – (The show more than 11 million albums and
performances include three costume
Thursday, June 6: Fab Four, GA June 16: Mariachi Sol de Mexico begins at 7 p.m.) The Clark Sisters charted more than 20 singles in his Get ready to skip down the yellow
changes representing every era of
levels 3 & 5 included with Fair ad- – (This show begins at 6 p.m.) The have spent the last three decades 25 years in Nashville, a remark- brick road to the most Oz-some Fair
the Beatles ever-changing career,
mission; reserved seats are $32-$44 expression of México’s authentic singing, preaching, evangelizing, and able run for one of country music’s yet! The 2019 San Diego County
and this loving tribute to the Beatles
Friday, June 7: Jeff Dunham, ticket musical heritage lives on through the teaching the word of God across the most easily identifiable stars. The Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons,
has amazed audiences in countries
prices are $29-$69; dinner package voice of Sol de México®. Founded country and abroad. Carrying on the Louisiana native recently released will explore the magical world
around the world.
available in 1981 by Jose Hernandez, the legacy of their mother the late Dr. his 12th studio album, “Something’s inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic
Friday, June 14: Toby Keith, ticket platinum selling mariachi band Sol Mattie Moss Clark, a gospel legend Going On,” on BBR Music Group/ tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
June 7: Jeff Dunham – Ventriloquist
prices are $44-$127; dinner package de México® has broken countless in her own right who received three Wheelhouse Records. A three-time This year’s Fair, which runs May 31-
Jeff Dunham is a global comedy
available barriers in mariachi music, including gold records during her musical GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins July 4 (closed on Mondays and Tues-
superstar. A Guinness World Record
Saturday, June 15: Smokey Robin- becoming the first mariachi ensem- career, they have influenced a count- has won three Academy of Country days in June), will give visitors the
holder for “Most tickets sold for a
son, ticket prices are $28-$54; dinner ble to be nominated for a Grammy. less number of musical artists in the Music Awards, including the 2009 chance to leave the ordinary world
stand-up comedy tour,” Dunham has
package available Their original rhythms, fresh sounds fields of gospel, pop, rhythm and Single of the Year Award for “You’re behind the minute they step into this
built an entertainment empire over
Sunday, June 16: Mariachi Del Sol and inspiring ideas have energized blues, jazz and hip hop. The group Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event Wizard of Oz wonderland. They’ll
years of non-stop touring and inno-
at 6 p.m., GA levels 3 & 5 included the world of mariachi for more than has recorded over 12 albums and of the Year with Blake Shelton for learn to channel their inner courage
vation. With over 1 million YouTube
with Fair admission, reserved seats 30 years. Mexican recording artist have contributed collectively and “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand in a whirlwind of exciting carnival
subscribers and more than 1 billion
are $32-$44 Ana Bárbara has combined her individually to countless other proj- Ole Opry member is also an author rides, expand their brains by getting
views, he has carved out his own
Thursday, June 20: The Tender- distinct vocal range and songwrit- ects including the Grammy Award and spokesman for the Wounded immersed in creative and educational
unique space in the comedy world,
loins/Impractical Jokers, ticket ing skills with an attention-getting winning “Handel’s Messiah: A Soul- Warrior Project and The American exhibits and warm their hearts by
leading to record-breaking viewer-
prices are $34-$84; dinner package stage presence to become one of the ful Celebration.” The Walls Group, Red Cross, for whom he raised more creating lasting memories with their
ship with his comedy specials on
available leading female figures in regional a new generation of gifted young than $1.5 million dollars as winner friends and family members.
Comedy Central, NBC and Netflix.
Saturday, June 22: 15th Annual Mexican music. DanzArts brings talented singers, is rising quickly of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Ap- The San Diego County Fair is the
Gospel Festival: The Walls Group colorful, artistic dancers to the stage throughout Gospel and Christian prentice.” largest annual event in San Diego
June 14: Toby Keith – The familiar
and The Clark Sisters at 7 p.m., GA maxim of the triple threat – singer, in a cultural celebration of Mexico music. County, and one of the top five fairs
levels 3 & 5 included with Fair ad- and Spain. July 4: Brad Upton – Brad Upton in the United States and Canada,
songwriter, musician – doesn’t begin
mission; reserved seats are $33-$44 June 23: Grupo Intocable – Into- has been well-known in the comedy drawing approximately 1.6 million
to cover it for Toby Keith, one of
Sunday, June 23: Grupo Intocable, June 20: The Tenderloins/truTV cable rose to mass popularity in the business for 30 years. It wasn’t until visitors annually. For more informa-
the modern era’s most complete
GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis late ’90s and became arguably the this past year when his Dry Bar tion, visit
self-directed hit makers. More than
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California Communities
County Library Watt's New at the South Chula Board approves building as temporary
Offers Half-Price Vista Library: “Energy Station” migrant shelter
Museum Passes Learning Space By Tracy DeFore, County of San
Diego Communications Office
migrants into San Diego communi-
ties before their travel plans are in
and maintain the premises, and will
also pay costs to operate the shelter.
for February ter | 01/25/2019
San Diego Gas & Electric News Cen- Building Local Talent to Fill Lo-
cal STEM Jobs The County Board of Supervi-
A network of nonprofit organiza-
In November, the County provided
vaccines to migrants at the Tijuana
By Tracy DeFore, County of San sors voted Tuesday to lease its tions called the San Diego Rapid Re- shelter. Staff also began monitor-
Something awesome has been Tonight, Alex Kim, SDG&E’s sponse Network stepped in to assist ing the San Diego migrant shelter
Diego Communications Office vacant former Family Court
added to the South Chula Vista director of customer programs, migrants in this transitional phase. for potential public health concerns.
will join Chula Vista Mayor Mary building downtown to Jewish
Bring some arts and culture Library: a makerspace dubbed Jewish Family Service of San Diego Nursing and medical staff worked
Casillas Salas and Laurie Humphrey, Family Service so it can serve as
to your life for half the price – “Energy Station,” which provides took the lead in operating a shelter, with contracted partners to begin
president of the CVESD Board, a temporary shelter for asylum- providing migrants a place to stay, health screenings last month and
County library branches are giv- hands-on learning experiences
and representatives from IBEW and seeking migrants. food, medical care, legal services and those assessments will continue when
ing out discount museum passes for students on all things energy- NECA to celebrate the “Energy Sta-
related. help with travel arrangements. The Jewish Family Service moves to the
during the month of February. tion” with a ribbon cutting. The board voted 4-1 in favor of the average stay for families is 24 to 48 new location. The County is also
As part of San Diego Museum When you visit the library next Kim said that as an engineer, he shelter plan, with Supervisor Jim hours. monitoring food safety.
Month, more than 40 local museums time, don’t be surprised if you see is inspired by the effort to spur the Desmond opposed. Jewish Family Service must leave The Family Court property is owned
will honor the discount passes and miniature wind turbines whirring growth of local talent in energy. The migrants have been legally its current shelter location by Feb. by the County and has been vacant
give visitors 50 percent off the regu- and electric circuits being built. Technologies in solar and wind, admitted into the United States pend- 15. Tuesday’s action will allow since the new courthouse was built
lar price of admission. “Energy Station” is the result of transportation electrification, along ing the outcome of their applications Jewish Family Service to lease the downtown. Once the migrant shelter
Whether you love art, music, with smarter energy grids, and more for asylum. Many intend to travel to vacant Family Court downtown for lease expires, the buildings will be
our collaboration with the Chula efficient homes and businesses will
gardens, cars, trains or even surfing, other locations to reunite with family one dollar until Dec. 31, 2019. demolished to make way for afford-
there is a museum or attraction for
Vista Public Library, City of improve lives and communities for members, but federal immigration
Chula Vista, Chula Vista Elemen- Jewish Family Service will reim- able housing.
you. You can visit a wide variety of generations to come, he said. authorities have been releasing the burse the County for costs to open
local museums, including the Birch tary School District, and Interna- All sixth-grade students in Chula
Aquarium at Scripps, the Califor-
nia Center for the Arts Escondido
tional Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers (IBEW) and National
Vista will get the opportunity to
participate in the hands-on activities Attorney General Becerra: Owner of elder care
facility in San Luis Obispo convicted following
museum, the Living Coast Discovery Electrical Contractors Association offered at Energy Station. Students
Center in Chula Vista and the USS (NECA). will be teamed up to work on wind

the death of patient with dementia

Midway Museum, to name a few. and solar projects, and tasked with
A number of museums in Balboa The goal of the project is to inspire solving problems in clean energy,
Park are also taking part in the half- the next generation to pursue careers wind and solar power and energy
price special such as the San Diego in science, technology, engineering storage. SACRAMENTO – California At- went missing from the Manse facility needs. My office will vigorously go
Natural History Museum, the San and mathematics or STEM. Having More Information torney General Xavier Becerra today for several hours. He was found ten after facilities that violate the law
Diego Air & Space Museum, the San a pipeline of future STEM workers The Energy Station makerspace was announced that Christopher Skiff, miles away, having been accidentally and endanger the residents they are
Diego Automotive Museum and the is essential to the health and growth inspired by the Innovation Station, owner and licensee of the Manse struck by a motorist while crossing charged to care for.”

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Veterans Museum. of our regional innovation economy, a partnership with the Chula Vista on Marsh Residential Care Facility the road in the dark. Skiff will no Evidence found that the facility
Do you have little kids? Check out the which depends on technical expertise Public Library and SDG&E that for the Elderly in San Luis Obispo, longer be able to operate elder care initially refused to admit Cardenas,
New Children’s Museum in downtown
in fields such as electrical engineer- opened in the Civic Center Branch in has been convicted and sentenced facilities. because it is not licensed to care
San Diego. And that is just a sampling of
ing, biomedical research, and wire- 2017. To follow all the happenings following theFirst
of a patient “Today’s sentencing brings justice
Weekly Newspaper in Southern California & San Diego’s forMost
Widelywith medical condi-
Circulated Asian-Filipino New
the many attractions. See the complete at the Energy Station, visit its twitter with dementia. Last month, after a to the family of Mauricio Edgar tions such as dementia. Aware of
list. less communications. 550 East 8th Street, Suite 6, National City CA 91950 • Tel. (619) 474-0588 • Fax (619) 474-0373
page @CV_EnergySt. four-week jury trial, Skiff was con- Cardenas,” said Attorney General Cardenas’ dementia diagnosis, Skiff
The discount pass is good for up to victed of elder abuse and involuntary Becerra. “My heart breaks for this nonetheless ordered facility staff
San Diego Regional Center
four people and the same pass can be manslaughter in connection with family and the tragic loss they had to find a way to admit him. After
used to visit each of the participating
museums at least once. The passes will the death of a resident in the care of to endure. Elderly patients and their Cardenas was improperly admit-
be available on Feb. 1 and are valid the
whole month of February. Some muse- celebrates 50 Years the facility. On December 21, 2014,
65-year-old Mauricio Edgar Carde-
nas, who suffered from dementia,
families place the highest level of
trust in care facilities and their staff
to protect residents, not neglect their
ted as a resident to the Manse, staff
repeatedly expressed concerns about
ums may have fees for special exhibits ( Continued on page 8 )
or programs. You can pick up Museum Set for Friday, February 1, nity service awards will be presented
Month passes at other local libraries, as to two outstanding non-profit part-
well as the County’s.
ners. Senate President pro Tempore CONTRACT AND PROCUREMENT ANALYSTS
The County Library also offers free Toni Atkins and Nancy Bargmann,
museum passes for checkout all year San Diego, CA – The San Diego
Regional Center (SDRC) will hold Director of the Department of
round. These are limited and due to Provide acquisition support and preparation of contracts. Call (619) 699-1900 or visit Open
popularity, may require customers to its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Developmental Services, will be Until Filled. EOE.
sign up on a wait list. For more informa- Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 the keynote speakers. Mark Klaus
tion about the County Library, visit pm to 11:00 pm at the La Jolla Hyatt (CEO of Home of Guiding Hands) Regency, with guest attendance of will emcee the event. For 50 years,

Japanese 600 elected officials, community the SDRC has been committed to
partners, service recipients and staff. providing quality community support
( Continued from page 10 ) The SDRC is one of 21 regional to individuals and families needing
centers in California that provide critical services. Their Mission is:
like Nidec in Subic,” he added. To serve and empower persons with
SBMA Chairman Eisma noted that coordinated services to children,
adolescents and adults with develop- developmental disabilities and their
Nidec-Shimpo’s operation here “will families to achieve their goals with
further promote Subic’s stature in mental disabilities.
community partners. SDRC clients,
high-end manufacturing, improve Board members and families will be
the proficiency of local workers in SDRC is a focal point in our com-
munity for persons with develop- available for interviews at the event.
technology, and, of course, bolster ####
the local economy by increasing mental disabilities such as intellectu-
al disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy 4355 Ruffin Road, San Diego, Cali-
exports.” He praised Nidec-Shimpo fornia 92123
for sending local workers to Japan and autism. SDRC serves both Jac
San Diego and Imperial counties, (858) 576-2996 To:
for training. SA
According to Inoue, the firm had supporting approximately 30,000
individuals and their families. San Diego Regional Center
already sent a total of 100 Filipino Serving Individuals with Develop-
workers to Japan in the first batch of The event will feature a cocktail GE
reception, a three-course meal, and a mental Disabilities in San Diego and
trainees. The group sought to learn Imperial Counties
the technology involved in producing champagne toast. Surprise commu- Here
precision motors and speed reducers. your c

Seventy had completed the course. tics of a secular age, according to publica
Another 46 trainees were sent as the Charles Taylor, a renowned Catholic Journal
second batch. philosopher, is that a secular age is it an d
( Continued from page 5 )
Inoue said that Nidec intended to hire chose a lower-income neighborhood disenchanted,” he said. “What that correct
more personnel at the Subic plant on top because they found a house just two means is that we live in an age where us for y
of the 100 workers it will employ in the blocks from church. When Arcie Lim the material, the physical, dominates ad is ten
first year of operation.
He pointed out that the Subic factory’s
left the political turmoil in the Philip- our imagination … The Filipino soul to be pu
monthly product capacity of P120,000 pines in the 1970s, “one of the first is deeply enchanted. So Filipinos
things that my wife did upon arriving feel the spiritual realm.” And the can AJ-C
units was greater than the combined ca-
pacity of Nidec’s plants in Kyoto, which in Canada was to look for a church help the “American secular soul to of the A
was producing 30,000 units in 2018, where we can attend and register.” re-enchant its imagination.” receive
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and most welcomed,” said Lim, students into an empty church. “I say 1x4x1

Karen Gallman
( Continued from page 1 )
an accountant who has been active
in Church and Filipino affairs in
‘It’s never empty! There are billions
of angels there. Say hello to them,’”
upon y
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Health & Wellness

Why is fennel good for you? Is oral bacteria a risk factor for Rob Lowe opens up about the
Natalie Butler, RD, LD Medical News
Today 8/23/2018 Alzheimer’s? overwhelming stress of being
People choose fennel for its
By Traci Pedersen ,
Researchers have well established
a caregiver
licorice-like flavor and health In a new review, scientists have that many bacteria in the mouth,
After taking time out to look As age creeps up, or sickness wors-
benefits. Ancient practitioners after his mom, the award-win- ens, caregivers need to constantly
added novel information to the particularly in people with gum adapt; changing schedules, sorting
used fennel in natural remedies, growing body of research sug- disease, find their way into the host ning actor gives great advice further paperwork, retaining all the
and the practice continues. Fennel gesting that mouth infections bloodstream. If they pass through to millions. medical information they receive
is a Mediterranean plant that is the blood brain barrier, any number from teams of professionals, all
may play a role in late-onset of them could be implicated in the Cerith Gardiner,
now popular all over the world. Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The while trying to establish a “new nor-
Alzheimer’s enigma, says Olsen. mal.” It’s no surprise that the actor
Fennel has a pale bulb and long researchers analyzed more than With an aging population and shared, “I often felt overwhelmed,
green stalks. It can grow almost any- 200 studies that had investigated In poring over the research for the expensive medical care, family and that was even with all the sup-
where. All parts of the fennel plant, the link between infections of the review, Olsen — who has spent members are increasingly in- port I had from my brothers and
including the bulb, stalk, leaves, and mouth and AD. They discovered decades identifying the hundreds of volved in looking after sick and colleagues.”
seeds, are edible. They add flavor to new oral microbial culprits that bacteria species that comprise the elderly loved ones. Getting the In Newsweek, Lowe readily admits
other foods. content in fennel, coupled with its oral micro biome — was struck by how he comes from “a family that
had somehow previously missed one particular observation. opportunity to care for those who
Nutrition lack of cholesterol, all support heart the spotlight. has some means, and we were able
health. have often devoted their lives to
to bring in people as needed. For
Fennel contains significant amounts “I was amazed that so much of the their families can be a real honor, people who don’t have that, I can’t
FennelFennel has a range of nutri- Alzheimer’s researchers and
tional benefits. of fiber. Fiber decreases the risk of research to date has been focused on yet being on call 24/7 can also imagine how hard it must be.” He is
heart disease as it helps reduce the doctors have been eager to dis- a couple of groups of bacteria, name- be exhausting, which ultimately also grateful that he could share the
According to the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) total amount of cholesterol in the cover a biomarker for the disease, ly spirochetes and Porphyromonas has a detrimental effect on us as weight of responsibility for caring
National Nutrient Database, one raw blood. a condition that plagues nearly 44 gingivalis,” said Olsen, “when there caregivers. for his dying mom with his brothers.
fennel bulb weighing 234 grams (g) Potassium appears to promote heart million people worldwide. Hav- are well over 900 different bacteria Being alone in such a process adds
contains: health. In one study, people who ing spent decades studying how in the oral cavity. Actor Rob Lowe found this out for enormous pressure, there’s no tak-
73 calories consumed 4,069 mg of potassium “I thought, this can’t be the entire himself back in the early 2000s when ing sick days when someone else is
oral microorganisms invade local story!”
0.47 g of fat per day had a 49 percent lower risk he and his brothers stepped in to care dependent on you.
of death from ischemic heart disease
tissue and systematically destroy “Even oral C
2.9 g of protein it, University of Oslo Professor for his mom, who had stage 4 breast Yet, it’s not all bleak. Lowe is
17 g of carbohydrate compared with those who consumed andida and herpes virus could cancer. As Lowe explained in recent quick to point out that becoming a
7.3 g of dietary fiber around 1,793 mg per day. Ingar Olsen was compelled to possibly cause the inflammation in opinion pieces, this role — one he caregiver allows the family to “bond
no cholesterol Vitamin B-6 and folate prevent draw upon his studies and apply the brain that we see in Alzheimer’s was totally untrained for — caused during a difficult time.” It’s also a
the build-up of a compound called them to AD research. patients,” said Olsen. him a lot of stress, the same stress way of saying “thank you” to that
A cup of fennel also provides: homocysteine by converting it into Candida, a typically harmless felt by millions of other caregivers in special someone in your life. And
360 milligrams (mg) of potassium a different compound, methionine. He conducted the research with fungus found in the mouths of half the United States. more importantly, over the period of
45 mg of sodium When excessive amounts of ho- one of the foremost experts on the world’s population, can become Although the brothers cared for caregiving — which is on average
838 international units (IU) of mocysteine build up, it can dam- treacherous and lead to infection if it their mom until her death in 2003, around four years — we get to say
the topic — Sim K. Singhrao, a enters the bloodstream. And herpes
vitamin A age blood vessels and lead to heart the experience obviously left its all we want to say to our loved one.
problems. senior research fellow at the Uni- simplex virus is present in more than
43 mg of calcium mark on Lowe. As he points out “One of the hidden gifts of being a
Cancer versity of Central Lancashire’s 70 percent of people over 50 years caregiver is that you’re with them.
10.4 mg of vitamin C in USA Today, there are over
0.64 mg of iron Oral & Dental Sciences Research old. It lies dormant in the peripheral 40 million caregivers out there, You’re able to do and say all of those
0.041 mg of vitamin B-6 Selenium is a mineral in fennel but Group, UK. nervous system and is periodically often sacrificing their own careers, things in its proper time,” explains
15 mg of magnesium not most other fruits and vegetables reactivated in the brain. incomes, and vacations to care for Lowe.
(as it is primarily found in Brazil Their review is published in the Of Candida, Olsen and Singhrao family members. And, as statistics By sharing his own experience, Lowe
Fennel also contains: nuts and animal proteins). It contrib- Journal of Oral Microbiology. The wrote in the paper: “With a growing from show, out of these wants to encourage other caregivers to
phosphorous utes to liver enzyme function and paper addresses the “plausible aetiol- population of elderly, severe system- millions of unpaid caregivers, 46 look after themselves. Through his work
zinc helps detoxify some cancer-causing ogy of late-onset AD being an oral ic fungal infections have increased percent of them carry out medical with organizations that offer much-
copper compounds in the body. Selenium infection.” dramatically in this age group during and nursing tasks. That’s a whole needed support to caregivers, EMD
the last 30 years. Oral yeasts can be Serono and Embracing Carers, the actor
manganese can also prevent inflammation and new skill-set for most of these care- wants to help this huge population of
selenium decrease tumor growth rates. It is well known that inflammation found in periodontal pockets, in root givers to learn.
of the brain is a characteristic feature canals, on the mucosae, and under- care givers who society often neglects.
niacin Fiber intake from fruits and vegeta- As Lowe points out, looking after a In his opinion piece he emphasizes the
pantothenic acid bles like fennel are associated with a of AD. In recent years, scientists neath dentures.” loved one can be physically exhaust- need to reach out for help; if there’s no
folate lower risk of colorectal cancer. have been searching for potential ing — one in four caregivers spend one around you, then look to forums on
choline Vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta- root causes, many zeroing in on “Fungal molecules including 41 hours or more a week dedicating the Internet. He also wants to get these
beta-carotene carotene are powerful antioxidants “peripheral infections” such as those proteins and polysaccharides were themselves to caring for someone — selfless caregivers talking. By sharing
lutein that can help protect cells against that originate in the mouth. detected in peripheral blood serum, but the unpaid job is also mentally the challenges they face they might find
zeaxanthin damage from free radicals. and fungal proteins and DNA were draining. Watching someone we help, inspiration, or just a shoulder to
vitamin E Fennel contains folate, which plays demonstrated by PCR in brain tissue love deteriorate is devastating, and cry on.
of AD patients.” Finally Lowe recommends that we
An unfathomable
vitamin K a role in DNA synthesis and repair. the feeling of helplessness as they
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is “just be present” as caregivers. Although
This might help prevent cancer cells lie in pain can also leave us feeling we may feel we’re facing insurmount-
As well as these, fennel provides from forming because of mutations a laboratory technique used to am- helpless. What’s more, caregivers are
( Continued from page 5 ) plify or copy a specific DNA target able obstacles. this time will pass and
high levels of dietary nitrates and is a in the DNA. often left with critical decisions to “you’ll want to look back and see that
velous plan, “This message was kept among a mixture of DNA molecules.
natural source of estrogen. Immunity secret for centuries and generations Olsen says he is eager to explore
make about treatment and end of life you did the most important thing: simply
past, but not it has been revealed to care which can be very stressful. helping someone you love know that
these new potential culprits. But it goes even further than that. they weren’t alone.”
Benefits The selenium found in fennel his own holy people.” (Colossians
appears to stimulate production of 1:26)
The nutrients in fennel are linked to killer T-cells. This suggests that it Throughout the ages the over-
a range of health benefits. can improve the immune response to whelming majority of people have
infection. failed to grasp the amazing future
Bone health Inflammation God has in store for those who
develop a proper relationship with
The vitamin and mineral content Choline is a very important and Him. As the apostle Paul put it: “No
in fennel contributes to building versatile nutrient in fennel that helps eye has seen, no ear has heard, and
and maintaining bone structure and with sleep, muscle movement, learn- no mind has prepared for those who
strength in the following ways: ing, and memory. love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Phosphate and calcium are both It also helps to maintain the struc- The Scriptures tell us that our des-
important in bone structure. ture of cellular membranes, aids in tiny can exceed everything we could
Iron and zinc are crucial for the pro- the transmission of nerve impulses, imagine in our wildest dreams!
duction and maturation of collagen. assists in the absorption of fat, and A prophetic passage gives us our
Bone matrix formation requires the reduces chronic inflammation. first clue to our fantastic future.
mineral manganese. Speaking of the resurrection of the
Low intakes of vitamin K have been Metabolism dead, it tells us that a time is coming
associated with a higher risk for bone when “many of those who sleep in
fracture. Fennel is a source of vitamin B-6, the dust of the earth shall awake,
Vitamin K is important for health, which plays a vital role in energy some to everlasting life, and some
as it modifies bone matrix proteins, metabolism by breaking down car- to shame and everlasting contempt.”
improves calcium absorption, and bohydrates and proteins into glucose It adds: “Those who are wise shall
may reduce the excretion of calcium and amino acids. These smaller shine like the brightness of the sky,
in urine. compounds are more easily used for and those who lead many to righ-
Blood pressure energy within the body. teousness, like the stars forever and
ever.” (Daniel 12:2-3)
The nitrates in fennel can help mod- Digestion and regularity This is just a hint of the amazing
erate blood pressure. future God has planned for us – to
Maintaining a low sodium intake is The fiber content in fennel helps to live forever, shining in glory like the VA
essential for lowering blood pressure, prevent constipation and promotes stars! Vendo
but increasing potassium intake may regularity for a healthy digestive The Scripture reveals that our r
be just as important because of its tract. only hope for eternal life is being
role in vasodilation, the dilation and Weight management and resurrected from the dead in a trans-
contraction of blood vessels. satiety formed body just as Jesus was. The
According to the National Health Bible also makes it clear that being
and Nutrition Examination Survey Dietary fiber is an important factor resurrected to immortality comes
(NHANES), fewer than 2 percent of in weight management and works only through the gracious mercy of
American adults meet the daily 4,700 as a “bulking agent” in the digestive God: “For the wages of sin is death,
mg recommendation for potassium. system. but the gift of God is eternal life in
In addition, there is evidence that These compounds increase satiety Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans
potassium, calcium, and magnesium and reduce appetite, making an in- 6:23)
decrease blood pressure naturally. All dividual feel fuller for longer and so God has ordained everyone to share
of these are present in fennel. lowering overall calorie intake. Jesus to the world, not only in what
Dietary nitrates present in fennel we say but in what we do. When we
and other foods have vasodilatory believe in Christ, we are changed
and vasoprotective properties. Be-
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fennel, with iron-rich foods can improve An unfathomable destiny in God’s
Heart health the ability of the body to absorb iron. Kingdom is the gift He has in store
for those who turn from the way of
The fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin
C, vitamin B-6, and phytonutrient ( Continued on page 9 )
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Filipinos prepare for 500th anniversary of receiving
Christianity, but also reflect on their role in evangelization
Faith, family and fun are what a strong sense of self apart from
help immigrants stay close to anyone else, that’s a tension. You see
their roots. that with a lot of young Filipinos.
They know they have to be part of a
John Burger, family, but they’re told by American
culture that part of being themselves
The Church in the Philippines is rejecting what they’ve received.”
The Church, however—and a large
is in the midst of a “nine-year
An Unfathomable Destiny
majority of Filipinos are Catho-
journey for New Evangelization.” lic—helps remind immigrants of the
The celebration is in preparation importance of being part of a family.
By Zena Sultana Babao made him to have dominion over the for the 500th anniversary of the “The Church always says that we are
works of your hands; you have put arrival of Christianity in the Phil- God’s family and that our primary
Three thousand years ago, King all things under his feet, all sheep ippines, which will be observed identity should be there: I am the
David considered the apparent and oxen – even the beasts of the in 2021. Each year leading up to beloved son of the Father,” Fr. Aus-
field, the birds of the air, and the fish 2021 has a different theme, such triaco said in an interview. “Filipinos
insignificance of human beings very much resonate with that. When and they would have no idea what section of Manila, home to the world
when compared to the vastness of the sea that pass through the paths as 2019’s Year of Youth. The that was.” famous “bamboo organ.” She hopes
of the seas.” (Psalm 8:5-8) you pray, you say not God, but Papa
of the night sky. As a shepherd, final year will commemorate the Jennifer Pascual also recalls the to make a recording on the organ
God and Mama Mary and Kuya
David had spent many nights out- “Missio ad gentes,” or mission strict adherence to certain ways. next summer.
David was reflecting on the domin- Jesus. Kuya means older brother. Ev-
Pascual, director of music and organ- As the Philippine Bishops Confer-
doors gazing at the star-studded ion God gave mankind at creation, to to the nations. Indeed, Filipinos erything is always looked at through
ence pointed out in announcing the
the lens of the familial relationship ist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New
expanse overhead. rule over all the earth. He realized who have set out from home York, said her parents, who were nine-year observance of the Evange-
that God has granted people the and settled in other lands have which constitutes your identity.”
both born in Manila, “were not as lization of the Philippines, the faith
His thoughts are recorded in capacity to manage a significant part brought a very Catholic culture But the family is not restricted to
lenient as other parents, and so that has held the Filipino culture together
of His creation – our planet and its immediate relatives, as Fr. Leo Patal-
Psalm 8:3-5: “When I consider with them. inghug attests. rigidity instilled a discipline in me like nothing else, and continues to
Your heavens, the work of Your wonders. But he knew that much that my friends didn’t necessarily do so.
more was to come. “What Filipinos stand for is a sense
fingers, the moon and the stars, According to the Inquirer newspa- have.” “In the face of a secularism which
of family, a sense of faith and a
which You have set in place, what per in the Philippines, North Amer- “My friends would ask ‘Can you in some parts of our present world
David’s words in Psalm 8 explain sense of fun,” said Fr. Patalinghug,
ica accounts for the largest percent- hang out?’ ‘No, my parents won’t has itself become a kind of a
is man that You are mindful of the more that was to come. Indeed, who runs Plating Grace, a movement
‘dominant religion,’ in the face of
age of overseas Filipinos, with some to help families overcome modern let me.’ Or if I were to go out on a
him, and the son of man that You as David gazed at the celestial gran- 3.5 million Filipinos in the United date, somebody had to be with me,” the reality of billions who live in our
care for him? You made him deur overhead, he may well have distractions and recover a sense
States and 721,000 in Canada. recalled Pascual, who was born in time and who have not truly encoun-
lower than the heavenly beings recalled God’s amazing proclama- of family through shared meals.
There’s “strength in numbers,” as Los Angeles and grew up mostly tered Jesus Christ nor heard of His
tion given through Moses that “the “Everyone is kind of related to each
and crowned him with glory and the old saying goes, but for many other. They call each other tito and in Florida. “The rigidity of strict- Gospel, how challenged we are, how
honor.” sun, the moon, and the stars, all the Filipinos, the real strength that ness they brought me up with is challenged we must be, to enter into
host of heaven … the Lord God has tita—uncle and aunt—brother and
gets them through their immigrant something that helped me have the the endeavor of the New Evangeli-
given to all the people under the sister. We called everyone, out of re-
David wondered why, considering experiences is in the family and in drive to succeed, I guess, in always zation,” the bishops wrote. “We for
whole heaven as heritage. (Deuter- spect, either manoy or manay, which
the magnificent and vast universe, their faith. striving to please them. I think my whom Jesus has been and is truly
onomy 4:19) are terms that mean older brother
God is so concerned with human “For the Filipino, the family is the friends picked up on that.” the Way, the Truth and the Life—
This is astounding to contemplate! and older sister, even if you’re not
beings and their future. He realized primary source of identity. Our fami- But she also recalled the openness how can we not want and long and
These verses reveal that man was necessarily related to them.”
that, within the larger scope of the lies determine who we are. I know her family had. “My father was share Him with brothers and sisters
created to share dominion with God Growing up in an immigrant family
vast heavens, we can appear to be in- my place in the world because of my always cooking, and anyone who around us who are yet to know and
over the entire created universe. Yet in Maryland, where his father came
significant. Yet he perceived that, in family,” said Dominican Fr. Nica- came over, the food was right in love Him, who are yet to receive the
this is only one aspect of an even to work as a physician, Fr. Patalin-
the plan of the great Creator God, no nor Austriaco, a professor in both front of your face,” she said. “The fullness of Life for which we have
greater reality. ghug remembers having manners
part of God’s physical creations even biology and theology at Providence familial camaraderie, whether they all been created, and without which
In all of God’s physical creation, instilled in him, such as kissing his
begins to compare with His purpose College in Rhode Island. “This is were friends or relatives, people their hearts will be ever restless—
He made only mankind in the image parents’ hands. The custom is known
for human beings. radically different from the Ameri- always came over for meals.” until they find Jesus and His heart
and likeness of Himself. He gave as mano po. “You take the hand and
can account, where one invents an Pascual said she actually feels more which awaits them?”
only mankind dominion or rule over put it to your forehead, as a sign of
Understanding that only God can identity or discovers an identity; the Filipino than American now, and she In interviews, Filipinos have been
the creation. Mankind is unique respect,” he said. “That was the first
reveal His purpose for creating us, Filipino is given an identity primar- said she has visited the Philippines quick to point out the role of the
within the creation of God. And thing you did when you walked into
David continued his reflection on ily through familial bonds. And I more than her own parents have Church in their lives, both before
God has planned for us an unfathom- somebody’s home. If you did any-
the destiny of man: “For you have think that’s a struggle sometimes, been back home. Two of those trips and since migrating. When Fr. Leo’s
able destiny! thing else, boy, you were in trouble.
made him a little lower than the because Filipinos have such a strong were to participate in an interna- parents settled in Maryland, they
The apostle Paul said of God’s mar- It was so awkward for me—doing
angels, and you have crowned him sense of self in family that the that in front of my American friends, tional festival at her mother’s home
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and me. It is where we came from.”
“Are you sure?” Mimi asked. She
knew the sacrifices Mario would suf-
fer since he would be spending most

Set Up
of his day working as bank president
in Makati. The commute would be
unfair to him.
“Of course. I can’t imagine you
giving up your teaching job here
and losing the opportunity to nurture
the minds of your poor students, Chapter 22 of "Promised any place to explore it for days if we before. You were my girlfriend,
especially those who need most of Land" by Simeon G. Silverio, feel like doing so.” remember?”
Jr. “Why can’t we just fly a few days “I won’t, I won’t, I won’t!” she told
Destiny: Hometown Parish
your help.”
before you report for work?” Isabel herself loudly and stood up.

was hoping to buy time and some- Then the wall clock chimed. Anoth-
( Continued from page 1 )
“But this is far away from your hat evening, Isabel how raise money to cover her debt. er hour had passed in what felt like
“It takes a while to prepare a
“I have a car and a driver. I can do
seemed unusually “No, I want to take this trip with minutes and Isabel was still without
“I’ll ask. I am sure she would like cold and distant when you. We’ll remember it the rest of a solution to her problem. No matter
wedding, Kuya Mario,” Maribeth to do so.” work inside the car while my driver
our lives. It’s certainly a once-in- how much she tried to think of one,
answered. “Mine is taking almost “Please do. Tell her it’s an impor- navigates the traffic, no matter how she and Albert made love. a-lifetime opportunity. Besides, we she realized she had no option but to
six months, and I still have a lot tant family affair and she is a part of heavy it may be.” “What’s wrong?” he asked
“But will you raise your children have to bring my car to Virginia.” accede to Lando’s demand. Other-
of things to do.” our family.” afterwards. “What about my car?” wise, her husband Albert will know
She was due to be married in two “Who’s your mother?” Mario got here? Isn’t it better they grow up in “Nothing,” she replied. “There
a nice neighborhood in an exclusive “We’ll have it shipped with the rest about her gambling problem and get
months. curious. are just a lot of things on my of our clothes.” mad. He might not trust her anymore
“No matter what day you choose, “It’s a long story,” Mimi replied. “I subdivision in Makati instead of the
slum areas of Tondo?” mind.” “The furniture and the appliances? and even leave her. The same result
I insist I’ll be the ring bearer,” said will tell you about it later.” We need time to pack them.” that might occur if he found out she
“The next issue is the venue of the “I don’t think it matters,” Mario “What?” he asked. “You’re wor-
Freddie. “Don’t you know? This apartment cheated on him. What would happen
Everybody looked at the grown wedding,” Don Miguel changed the replied. “After all, Mimi and I grew ried about our move to Virginia?
is fully furnished. The furniture and to her then? Would she return to
up teenage boy. They were not sure topic. up here and we turned out okay. It You’ll going to enjoy it there. appliances are not ours. I like it that Manila in disgrace? That would be
whether Mimi’s nephew was joking. “I know Mario is moving in differ- is the family that nurtures a person While San Diego may have the
that makes him a better one. What’s way so we can easily move to wher- unacceptable.
“You’re too big for that,” Don ent circles these days,” Mimi said. best weather, you’ll experience ever I might be assigned next. Trust “At least if I sleep with Lando,
Miguel told his grandson. “But I prefer we have the ceremonies important is Mimi is near the job all four seasons in the East Coast.
she likes and her family. We’ll all be me, it’s a lot less stressful this way.” there’s a chance Albert would not
“But I want to play a part in Aunt at our parish church, the Santo Nino They’re each wonderful in their Isabel ran out of reasons to con- know and I can start a new life,”
Mimi’s wedding.” de Tondo.” happy here together.”
“I guess we can’t get rid of Mimi, own ways – it’ll be a wonderful vince her husband to postpone their she thought. “If I don’t, Albert will
“Of course you’ll have one. You “Of course,” Mario agreed. “That’s trip. At the start, she made up her surely learn about my gambling and
my parish church also, remember? after all,” Don Miguel joked. experience. Besides, we’ll just
and Darren would be the ushers,” mind to reject Lando’s request to be leave me anyway.”
said Mimi, referring to Freddie’s I may have moved away because of That brought laughter to everybody. be there for four years and then
“Why don’t you consider the two with him in a sleazy motel and cheat “I have no other option but to do
maternal cousin who had also been my job. But I was born and raised move on.” on her honorable husband. it,” she convinced herself.
considered as the family’s own ward. here and am always a Tondo boy, no adjoining vacant lots beside our But Albert was not aware of his
house? You can build your house “I would never do that,” she told Most important of all, she did not
“Will we have to dress up?” matter what.” wife’s dilemma. herself. want to ruin Albert’s perception of
Mimi was glad. While Mario there with plenty of space as a yard
“I’ll have the three of us be fitted
around,” said Don Miguel.
“Why must we leave so soon?” But hours passed and she could her. It was her desire to keep a clean
with a brand new and expensive Bar- worked in Makati and lived in the not think of any solution. It was a image, which was now tempting her
ong Tagalog,” Don Miguel proudly exclusive Bel Air subdivision in the “Yes, I have been wondering about
“I have one month to report to my Wednesday and she only had one to ruin her character. It was like her
declared. He was happy to express area, he was always partial to Tondo. it. In fact, I have been fantasizing
job in Norfolk,” Albert explained. day left to solve her predicament moral father accepting her material-
his love for the two boys by having In fact, most of his charity works had that it be our place of residence if
“But we have to leave by Friday before the move. She and Albert had istic mother just to keep their family
them wear clothes similar to his. the people in Tondo as beneficiaries, ever Mimi would agree to marry me.
so we can take a road trip across packed most of their things, the rest together.
“That way, everyone will know you especially the poor students in the I wonder who owns them and if he
America. I would like you to see Las to be shipped to Virginia. But she The decision to give in to Lando’s
are my grandsons.” neighborhood. would agree to sell them to me.”
Vegas, the Grand Canyon and other realized there was really no way she demand would also bring closure
“Since we are on this topic, do you “That begs the question: Where Dona Luisa and Mimi looked at
sights. We’ll pass through different could raise the $12,000 she owed to her ex-boyfriend for the hurtful
have any idea who will be members will the two of you live?” asked Don Don Miguel. They were smiling.
states like Arizona, New Mexico, Lando in such a short time. things she did to him, such as uncer-
of your wedding entourage?” Dona Miguel. “They will be our wedding gift to
Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North “Just one time only,” she could emoniously dumping him as soon as
Luisa asked her daughter. Mario and Mimi looked at each you,” Don Miguel declared with a
Carolina and Virginia. There is so recall Lando telling her about his in- Albert came into the picture. She did
“Barely,” replied Mimi. “I’ll have other. They realized it was a compli- smile.
much to see in the U.S., and I can’t decent proposal. “After that, you’re not even tell him she would do so
my best friend Ana as my maid of cated question since Mimi lived in “You own them?” Mario was
wait to show you” debt-free, you can start a new life in but rather ignored him like he never
honor. Surely, my other nephews and the impoverished neighborhood of surprised.
To anyone, it would have been an Virginia, have a clean slate.” existed, like they never had a long-
nieces will have a part on it. It’s an Tondo while Mario in Makati, the “Of course,” Mimi said. “Dad has
exciting prospect. Seeing a huge part “What if Albert finds out?” she time relationship since high school.
important experience I would love to “Wall Street” of the country where been telling me it would be part of
of America, especially to one who remembered asking. She treated him like a disposable
share with them.” his bank’s building was located. my inheritance.”
was relatively new to the country, “He will never know. Nobody will item, not as a person with feelings.
She was referring to the other Wherever they would live would re- “What about your other children?”
should have been a big deal. A rare know. It’s just between the two of “Walang utang na hindi pinag-
children of her brother’s Peter, the quire at least one of them travelling Mario asked Don Miguel.
and lucky experience indeed! But us.” babayaran (There’s no debt that
step-siblings of Freddie. hours of heavy traffic to go to work. “Don’t worry,” Dona Luisa assured
not to Isabel. She had her problems Isabel was sitting on a sofa, staring is never paid)” was the lesson her
“Do you think your mom has time After a long silence, Mario broke Mario, smiling. “We have plenty of
with Lando to contend. at a blank wall of their apartment, father always told his children. And
to attend?” Mimi asked Freddie. She the stalemate. assets to give them.”
“Will that take a month?” still thinking over the conversation. this was her payback for the wrongs
was worried his mother Mona might “We’ll live here in Tondo. After all, ( Continued on page 8 ) “We’ll take our time. We’ll stop in “It’s not like we did not do it she had committed against Lando.
be too busy in her job in the United this is the hometown of both Mimi The payback, she thought, would
be harmless as long as her husband
and is moving into a much smaller more than describe me but still it’s saved? What has your handwriting would never know. It would be a
area. here. on it, your signature? Our handwrit- secret she would take to her grave.
ing can say a great deal about us Isabel would finally get rid of Lando,
As she clears things out, people will Stuff both valuable and – what does yours say about you? and she would never have to see him
be helping, going through everything worthless Were you methodical? Were you again the rest of her life; instead,
she owns with her. Think about always in a hurry? Were you just she could look forward to a long and
what is in your desk, your car, your 1) Keys (those that fit something sloppy? happy life with her beloved Albert.
bedroom and bathroom, and your of- and those that no longer do – and During this moment of weakness
fice. Now think about someone go- haven’t for years) 8) Food or drinks – what’s in the and vulnerability, she lifted up the
ing through all that stuff of yours. Is house that you particularly liked to phone and dialed Lando’s number.
there anything you don’t want seen? 2) Wallet – what is in your wal- eat or drink? Is there something that, “Meet me at Motor Inn Motel on
What will someone think when they let right now? An old love note? A when anyone tastes it, will immedi- the corner of Elm Street and Broad-
see it? faded picture? Credit card receipts? ately think of you? way in Chula Vista,” he told her. “I’ll
Phone numbers? Directions to a see you soon.”
Then things we leave behind or forgotten place? Pictures? Business 9) Your special things – these can
Time passing have to move one final time – by
accident or design – speak stories
cards? be anything: your golf clubs or
basketball, your hobby things, your
NEVER FIND OUT?” Isabel asked
about who we were. As we get older, 3) Books – what books are you musical instrument, your things from as Lando led her inside a ground
When it’s time to pack and ting. The time has arrived to find we start to slowly move into that leaving? Are they trashy novels? childhood you still drag around with floor room of the motel.
make one last move her a new place to live, a place time where what we leave can matter Good novels? Biographies? Travel you (have any old trophies, year “Of course,” Lando answered.
more than what we have. books? What did you read and books, models or dolls?), your tools, “This is just between the two of us.”
with 24-hour care. Do you have an office that you’ve and your briefcase. In other words,
Recently mom and her doctors what is the evidence of it? Or, “How will I know all my debts will
been using for a number of years? perhaps the worst thing, aren’t you these are all the things that simply be forgiven?”
and I have had “that talk” (the It took me about a month but I
Do you have books, records, and leaving any books at all? How many say “you” without ever saying a Lando gave her all the twelve
one every child dreads). Mom is finally found a place she likes, that
minutiae of a professional life in that do you have to give away? Someday word. promissory notes she signed, totaling
89 and recognizes that she can no works for her, and that she can be
office? One day you might turn off there may not ever be any books $12,000.
comfortable in. With that, of course,
longer live in her home – even the lights and lock the door of that to move. All the books will be on a 10) Memories – what are the “After we finish, I will sign and
comes the move. She has lived in a
with the help she has been get- office on your way home and never tablet. Press “delete” and it’s done. memories you leave with those who write ‘paid’ in all of them.”
large house, has a lifetime of things,
return. came in contact with you? Are they But still, Isabel was shaking in fear.
4) Toiletries – what is in your happy memories? Sad ones? When She desperately wanted to back out.
Is there a closet, or a number of bathroom cabinet, drawer, or shelf? people think of you do they do so But ironically, she knew that at that
closets, with boxes of things that A particular cologne or perfume? A with a smile or a frown? Hint – if moment, the only way she could stay
haven’t seen the light of day in years deodorant? Does the toothpaste tube they remember you with a frown it married to Albert was by cheating
that you’d really like to go through? still have the imprint from your fin- may be time to rethink your life and on him. She went toward the bed,
Should go thorough? Must go gers? How about medicines? What how you live it. How sad that when laid down and covered her closed
through? medicines will have to be tossed now someone hears you’ve died replies eyes with her right arm. She hated
that they’re no longer needed? with, “Well it’s about time.” the moment and wanted to finish it
The evidence we leave as soon as possible. She wanted her
5) Clothes – what clothes do you So there are but a few of the many freedom back, a second chance in
Family and sometimes friends or have hanging in your closet or folded things we may leave behind after life. Isabel kept reminding herself
legal representatives, will go through in your dresser? Do you have any- we depart this world. What else is she would attain them in just a few
the drawers, the filing cabinets, the thing decades out of date? Any old there that retains a bit of you? It’s short hours, after Lando had satisfied
Writers: Msgr. Fernando Gutierrez, Virginia Ferrer, Zena Sultana-Babao, Dig- bookshelves and the closets. They disco clothes? Any old double-knit? possible that our worldly end can his carnal desires.
gong Divinagracia-Araneta, Ofelia Dirige PhD, Marjon L. Saulon, Contributors: will go through everything. Some What’s in there that when someone come so quickly, without any warn- Then she heard him say, “Wait here.
Ernie Delfin, Dr. Ed Gamboa, MD, Atty. Rogelio Karagdag Jr., Bill Labestre CPA ing, that when it actually happens we
things may be kept, some things sees it will make them instantly think I’ll buy some beer first.”
may be shared, some donated, some of you? Is anything there that smells are unprepared. More than that, our He went out of the room and
tossed, some taken home and put in slightly of your scent? Does the friends and family are also unpre- walked a short distance. He then
another closet for someone else to go person removing the clothes gingerly pared. pulled out his cell phone and dialed
through years or decades later. touch them and remember the last Albert’s number.
time they were worn? Does it bring a If there is one thing you can take “Hello?” Albert answered. He
It’s how things happen. Some items tear? Will someone new be happy to away from this column it should was at his desk finishing up some
kept, some thrown away, some receive it? probably be this: don’t leave a paperwork.
donated to charitable organizations mess, don’t leave something that just “Hello?” Albert asked again after a
and the rest are disposed of in estate 6) Car – are you going to sell it or brings sadness. Help people smile moment had passed.
sales or garage sales. donate it? Or will a family member when they remember you, because The he heard a stranger’s voice.
Perhaps, just perhaps, the things we be happy to get it? they will remember. Wouldn’t you “Is this Albert?” Lando asked, mak-
leave really don’t say much about us rather they have good memories than ing sure it was Isabel’s husband on
at all. I have quite a bit of “acciden- 7) Look around. See anything bad ones? Walk softly and let the the other end of the phone.
tal” things in my home. Old gifts and with your writing on it? Any notes? memories be sweet.
( Continued on page 7 )
more that describe the giver much Shopping lists? Old cards you’ve
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Set up
( Continued from page 6 )
“Albert Mendoza?”
“Your wife Isabel is with a man in
Room 106 of the Motor Inn Motel
on the corner of Elm and Broadway
in Chula Vista.”
Albert was shocked.
“Hello?” he called angrily. “Sino
‘to (Who is this)?”
The caller hanged up.
Albert could not believe what he Turning sixty five
heard. He had never suspected his
wife Isabel doing anything wrong. Thanks to the advancement Hospital is already booked for re-
She was at work at the casino during in technology and the internet, tired service members like me.
the day and the two would spend personal information is now eas- It was awful and I felt abandoned.
their evenings cuddling in front of ily available online. If you don’t Maybe I was on denial since it took
the television and eventually retiring me six months to get a new PCM.
post it on social media, someone I received tons of paper info from
to bed as lovers. She would never will do it for you. Once they have
betray him like the stranger claimed. Medicare System and billed for the
your name, they can find your ad- premiums. I am not collecting Social
LANDO PUT BACK HIS CELL dress, phone numbers, age, family Security checks so it’s out of my
PHONE INSIDE HIS POCKET and your household income. With pocket. My wife stays with Tricare.
and walked toward the room. He a few more dollars, they can find I decided to enroll with Kaiser
was smiling as he entered it and sensitive information and even Permanente since they have a
saw Isabel still lying in bed with her Medical Center closer to my house.
your dirty secrets. I searched for a Family Practice
right arm across her closed eyes. He
walked towards her. She did not no- physician that accepts new patients.
Most users don’t realize that their We met last December for my yearly
tice he had left the door of the motel smart phones are very powerful
room slightly ajar. physical and laboratory exam. I am
tools. It can do many useful things happy with my new PCM.
and not just to keep up with trending Turning 65 meant a Medicare card,
ALBERT SAT IN HIS CHAIR news and gossips. It’s amazing how
FOR A LONG WHILE and thought a new Military ID card and a new
much time most people spent tinker- HMO member card. Last December
about this bizarre conversation. ing with their phones on useless
“No way,” he kept telling himself. 31, Tricare Dental Program expired
things. The addiction is obvious and and I had to enroll with the Federal
But the more he thought about it, being ignored.
the more he was convinced he could Employees Dental and Vision Insur-
Anyway, a few months before ance program.
not simply dismiss it. There must I turned 65, I received flyers and
be a reason why the stranger took Try to learn more about your Social
invitations from various HMO’s. I Security benefits and Medicare
the trouble of relaying the message. was invited to attend free seminars to
Albert stood up and told one of his program before you turn 65. Get
learn more about Medicare. Ev- an online account. Attend the free
co-workers he would step out for erybody is reminding me that I am
a while. Knowing the location of educational seminars given by the
old and has to be ready. Insurance HMO’s. Ask questions and be ready.
the motel, he got inside his car and companies are offering death insur-
drove towards it. It was just a ten- Staying healthy is expensive and
ance. Others are selling me hearing takes discipline. If you abuse your
minute drive. aids while a few pushed cremation body, you will pay for it later. It is
services. I am older but, not dying not too late to start healthy habits.
His heart beat faster when he saw yet.
Isabel’s car in the parking lot in front Use your smart phones and tablets to
It was confusing times and de- learn more about healthy life styles.
of Room 106, the room number the pressing too. As a retired military
caller had mentioned. He walked We are what we ate.
serviceman, I had been with military I fully understand how tough it is
towards the door and saw it was healthcare system since I came here
slightly open. Albert called out to stop consuming tasty foods we’ve
in 1978. I always tried my best to been used to. You can start slow and
softly, heard nothing, and pushed stay healthy. Aside from being over-
the door open. He saw the bare back eventually shift to the healthy bland
weight, I have no major health issues diet. It is also hard to do regular
of a man who didn’t bother to look to worry about.
back, as if he was expecting Albert exercises. The choice is really up to
One day I received a letter from you. We can’t stay young or strong
to enter. Then Albert saw the woman Tricare System telling me to find a
lying under the man suddenly rose. forever. Invest now in a good health
new Primary Care Manager (PCM) plan and enjoy the fine benefits later.
She had a surprised look on her face. once I turn 65. I was told Balboa
It was his wife, Isabel.

Quotes: Strength in hard times

1. You Were Given This Life Don’t Belong.
Because You Are Strong Enough To 6. I Don’t Want You To Save Me. I
Live It. Want You To Stand By My Side As I
2. I Am Not What Happened To Save Myself.
Me. I Am What I Choose To Be- 7. Hope Is The Only Thing Stron-
come. ger Than Fear.
3. Forget Your Past, Forgive Your- 8. Let Yourself Be Gutted. Let It
self, And Begin Again Right Now. Open You. Start There.
4. Whenever You Find Yourself 9. I’ll Find Strength in Pain.
Doubting How Far You Can Go, 10. Never Apologize For Being
Just Remember How Far You Have Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be
Come. Remember Everything You A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart
Have Faced, All The Battles You And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See
Have Won, And All The Fears You It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign
Have Overcome. Of Strength.
5. Growth Is Painful. Change Is 11. Being Deeply Loved Gives You
Painful. But Nothing Is As Painful Strength; Loving Deeply Gives You
As Staying Stuck Somewhere You Courage.

Call from the IRS

Father O’Malley answers the -I do
phone. -Is he a member of your congrega-
-Hello, is this Father O’Malley? tion?
-It is -He is
-This is the IRS. Can you help us? -Did he donate $10,000 to the
-I can church?
-Do you know a Ted Houlihan? -He will-

from the Annecy 2018 International
Animation Film Festival, receiv-
( Continued from page 1 ) ing the Jury Award for a Short Film
Trevor is a Filipino-Canadian at and the Audience Award for a Short
Pixar who has worked as a story Film.
The Oscars nomination film synop-
artist on many blockbuster films sis for “Weekends” goes: After his
such as Ice Age: Dawn of the Di- parents split up, a young boy must
nosaurs, Rio, The Lorax, Finding adjust to living with his mother dur-
Dory, Coco and Ralph Breaks the ing the week and his father during
Internet. the weekend. Their new routine is
difficult on all of the family mem-
In January 2019, his animated short bers, but is especially confusing to
film “Weekends” was announced as the youngster as his parents move on
a nominee for the Oscar Awards for with their lives without each other.
Best Animated Short Film at the 91st The short film website says Weekends
Academy Awards. is very personal to Jimenez as it depicts
Weekends is also nominated for a childhood version of himself, his expe-
Best Animated Short at the 2019 An- riences, his processing, his memories as
a child of divorced parents who spent his
nie Awards. weekdays with his mother in Hamilton
Weekends had already previously Ontario, and the weekends with his
garnered 25 recognitions around the ( Continued on page 8 )
world including the critical acclaim
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Spiritual Life
Strengthening the family The Demand for Deeds of Mercy
through the Sacred Heart
by Emily Jaminet, National Catholic am not alone in this experience. Meditation:
Register, 1/20/2019 Many who have enthroned their My daughter, if I demand through you that people revere My
homes have reported instances of mercy, you should be the first to distinguish yourself by this
How Enthronement Ceremo- serious addiction being uncovered confidence in My mercy. I demand from you deeds of mercy,
nies Can Changes Lives and treated, reconciliation between which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to
estranged family members, renewal your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink
“Jesus then said to the Twelve, of faith lost, and emotional and from this or try to excuse or absolve yourself from it (Diary,
physical healing.
4th Sun. in Ord. Time ‘Do you also want to leave?’
Peter answered him, ‘Master, to Today, there is a growing move-

Christ the “Odd Man Out” ment of clergy, religious and laity I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your
whom shall we go? You have the stepping forward to spread this devo- neighbor: the first — by deed, the second — by word, the
words of eternal life’” (John 6:67- tion to the Sacred Heart as members third— by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the full-
Joke of the week: Bill had often unexpected, but scandalous to say 68). These words are as relevant of local chapters. The men and ness of mercy, and it is an unquestionable proof of love for Me.
complained about his in-laws to Jim, the least. His answer is nothing but today as they were when first women who serve as missionaries on By this means a soul glorifies and pays reverence to My mercy
his buddy. One day they bumped totally impractical and difficult. Can spoken, perhaps particularly so behalf of this devotion have experi- (Diary, 742).
into each other on the street and Jim love of one’s enemies drive away now, in light of recent events in enced their own miracles and want My Prayer Response:
asked, “How are things going with the Romans? Can prayers for the the life of the Church. to pass this flaming torch of hope to
others through promoting enthrone- Lord Jesus, help me to respond to Your demand for deeds of mercy.
your in-laws?” “Well, you wouldn’t persecutors end their evil actions?
believe it, but my sister-in-law who They wanted war, armed conflict, not ment to the Sacred Heart. Fill me with Your love for my neighbor. Help me then to show
Remember: Not only does Jesus my love for You by exercising mercy toward my neighbor in three
hadn’t spoken to me in five years peace. Christ’s answer is difficult have the words of eternal life, but Chuck and JoAnn Wilson, the co-
call me every day. My mother-in- because it means that those leaders he is the Word made flesh — and founders of Sacred Heart Columbus, ways: by deed, by word, and by prayer.
law has turned a complete flip; she have to rely on God, and not on their his most Sacred Heart is the very believe enthronement is a way to *The words of Jesus appear in boldface type
own strength and might. Because allow God’s grace to enter people’s -- Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul © 1987 Marian Fa-
even smiles when she sees me. In source of hope and the best respite thers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine Mercy Minutes
fact, the whole family is exceed- those leaders thought that Christ for us in times of trial.esus then said lives in a new way. with Jesus: Praying Daily on Jesus' Words from the Diary of St. Faustina by Rev. George
ingly friendly.” “Great,” exclaimed is not a big help for them after all, to the Twelve, ‘Do you also want to For the enthronement to the Sacred W. Kosicki, CSB © 2010 Marian Press
Jim, “What do you think made them besides he is just the son of Joseph leave?’ Peter answered him, ‘Mas- Heart, missionaries typically bring a
change?” Bill replied, “Maybe it’s the carpenter, who is he to tell them ter, to whom shall we go? You have statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the
“The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and
because I won the lottery.” what to do. He is a big disappoint- the words of eternal life’” (John home while the family prepares for especially at the hour of their death (754).” -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
ment to those who know him from 6:67-68). These words are as rel- the enthronement.
Scriptures: First Reading: Jer- birth; he is expected to carry on the evant today as they were when first Said JoAnn, “We bring Mary to CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
emiah 1: 4-5; 17-19. The wonderful trade of his foster-father. But no, he spoken, perhaps particularly so now, remind them that they are preparing Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one
days of Josiah serve as a backdrop says he is a prophet who preaches in light of recent events in the life of for the enthronement, and she always Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God.
for the call of Jeremiah and are in repentance and a healer who casts the Church. leads us to Jesus.” The missionaries
sharp contrast to what awaits him. out demons. The people were furious Cultivating a devotion to the Sacred also bring prayer manuals, rosaries On the Our Father beads say this prayer, which
Though protected by God like a at him for not conforming to their Heart of Jesus is the perfect medi- and framed images of the Sacred was given by Our Lord to St. Faustina (1905-1938).

“fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall categorization, they drove him out of cine for the troubled culture in which Heart and Immaculate Heart, which Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul
of brass,” yet Jeremiah would meet the town to kill him. Christ’s answer we live. When one dedicates his or the family members keep in their and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord
so much opposition from the kings was unacceptable and illogical then her life to the Sacred Heart through homes. Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of
and princes, priests, and people of and it is still considered that way enthronement, a floodgate of grace Chuck added, “Leading families the whole world.

Judah. No matter how strong this today! is opened, allowing the words from through the enthronement to the On the Hail Mary beads say:
opposition, it is no match to God’s The modern man wants also to the Book of Joshua (24:15) — “As Sacred Heart deepens our faith and
power. Second Reading: I Corinthi- categorize Christ according to his for me and my house, we shall serve reminds us of how much God loves For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy
ans 12: 13:13. St. Paul’s “hymn to liking. The political left would want the Lord” — to become more than each and every person. I believe this on us and on the whole world.
love” is as a reminder that the most him to be their political revolution- an abstract ideal but a tacit reality at devotion will strengthen not only
In conclusion say three times:
important spiritual gift that matters ary leader. The far right would want home. the family, but the entire Church at
is love. God is love. He loves us him to preserve the status quo. The large, and is the hope of the Catholic Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
from eternity. He has shown this by neutrals want him out of morality, What Is Enthronement? ( Continued on page 9 ) have mercy on us and on the whole world.
creating us and sending us his Love, politics, and economics. But Christ
the only-begotten Son. Is it impos-
sible to love? The answer is “No.” Is
then, during his days in Palestine,
is beyond categorization. Christ
remains the same then, now, and
As Father Mateo Crawley-Boevey,
of the Congregation of the Sacred A morning mote squatter areas of Manila might
not even have any sight of even just
it hard to love” Yes, but we can love Hearts of Jesus and Mary, explained ( Continued from page 10 )
and Nuria González Blanco
as best as we can, as perfectly as we forever. He is a man for all seasons. the white of an egg, a sliver of sau-
in 1907, “The enthronement is the all equal except that there were also sage, a grain of fried rice, or a drop ONE SMALL STEP Andrew Ches-
can in imitation of the love of God The modern man, rather than heeds official and social recognition of worth and Bobby Pontillas
apples and juice and non soggy cof- of soggy coffee. I burped as I stood
for us through Christ Jesus. Since Christ’s advice of love and forgive- the rule of the Sacred Heart of Jesus WEEKENDS Trevor Jimenez
fee at the head table where the Flem- up with all the seminarians and the
God is love, he who lives in God ness and trust in God, would take over the Christian family, a recogni- Trevor Jimenez is one of the three
ish rector, Flemish assistant rector, Flemish priests as the rector’s right
lives in love. Gospel: Luke 4: 21-30. matters in his own hands and solve tion affirmed, outwardly expressed Oscar nominees with Filipino blood
and Flemish principal sit. hand flew to his forehead, chest,
Just as the prophets, like Jeremiah, his problems in his own way and by and made permanent by the solemn vying for awards on February 24,
met great opposition, Christ is his own power. Before it’s too late, left shoulder, right shoulder. Amen.
installation of the image of the di- Our stomachs would now really We give thanks for all your gifts, 2019.
already feeling this apathy from his give up your flimsy power, let Christ
vine Heart in a conspicuous place in be howling, gurgling, clamoring for almighty God, who lives and reigns
town folk. In Christ’s culture, it was take over. the home and by the Act of Conse- whatever they have to partake on forever. May the souls of the faithful
customary to identify oneself with Odd Man Out is a 1947 film about cration.” but we all had to equally wait for the departed, through the mercy of God,
the profession or trade of his family. the conflict in the hearts of the The practice of enthronement last seminarian to enter the dining rest in peace. Amen. In the name of ( Continued from page 6 )
Since Jesus is the foster-son of Jo- people when they become unwill- welcomes Christ into one’s home hall, half embarrassed, half rever- the Father, and of the Son, and of the Mario knew Mimi’s family is well
seph, the carpenter, it was presumed ingly involved. Several characters in as King, Brother and Friend, and ent. The rector, frowning for the Holy Spirit. Amen. to do. He didn’t realize the unpreten-
he would walk on the footsteps of the film either helped or denounced in return, it provides individuals delay, would glare at the late comer tious family who had long lived in
Joseph. But to the surprise of his him to the police. and families with extra graces to before his right hand would fly to his Still I wondered. Why was the food that poor Tondo neighborhood was
own townsfolk, he is a complete Christ and us are “odd men out” navigate the spiritual life and learn forehead, chest, left shoulder, right for the Flemish priests different from so wealthy. to hear him break off
opposite: he is more than a carpen- who live in love, even of one’s how to integrate Christ’s teachings shoulder, Amen. Bless us Oh! Lord, ours? their six-month relationship. Mario
ter’s foster-son; he is a prophet, with enemies. But, beware of the under- into family life: “Behold, I stand at in these thy gifts which we are about and Mimi’s love affair was not a bed
the likes of Jeremiah, Elijah, and dogs, the meek, and the despised, for the door and knock. If anyone hears to receive from thy bounty through of roses after all. – AJ
Elisha and he would usher in the true “theirs is the Kingdom of God.” my voice and opens the door, [then] Christ, our Lord. Amen. In the name
kingdom of God to the downtrod- I will enter his house and dine with of the Father, and of the Son, and of ( Continued from page 1 ) (To be continued)
den, the poor, the captives and the Quotation of the week: The healing him, and he with me” (Revelation the Holy Spirit. Amen. tures in the area were submitted
non-Judeans. acts of Jesus were themselves the 3:20). Editor’s note: To read the previous
message that he had come to set men to the SCUFN as early as 2015. chapters of this story, visit the Asian
Father Stash Dailey, the spiritual The last vestiges of reverence Following the Philippines' protest,
Reflection: Two principal themes free. Francis MacNutt. director of Sacred Heart Columbus, Journal’s website at www.asianjournalu-
would now be totally broken as the China insisted that it followed the
were popular during the time of shared in a recent letter to Sacred terrestrial need to fortify one’s body . Highlight “Books and Poetry” .
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great pain as that of slavery, the Lord pulled unto them. Spoons and forks continental shelf.
a royal descendant of David would
Atty Gen Becerra
asked for those who are faithful to banged to scrape on eggs, sausages, "According to the deliberation rules
come up to drive out the Romans
Heart of Mary
cover their doorways with the blood and rice as they slid from the plates of this organization, the relevant
from Israel, establish its sover- of the lamb. In our age, when we into munching mouths to mediate the
eignty as a kingdom, and regain its countries and individuals may
are slaves to so much vice and sin, growling, gurgling stomachs. submit naming proposals on the
( Continued from page 3 )
people religious and ethnic identity. the Lord God asks us to bring his Cardenas’ behavior, reporting to
VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF unnamed undersea features which
Apocalyptic expectation rests on GOD AND OUR MOTHER, to Heart into our homes. Blood on the After a while, I would be satisfied Skiff that Cardenas was frequently
the assumption that a mighty Son of are twelve nautical miles away from
your Immaculate Heart we conse- doorway is no longer enough; we with the egg, two sausages, fried lost, confused or disoriented, would
Man would someday appear from the littoral states," Chinese Foreign
crate ourselves, in an act of total must have his Heart in our homes, in rice, and soggy coffee but wondered go missing for hours, and would
the heavens and accompanied by entrustment to the Lord. Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang
our very own bodies.” as I have wondered since I started to forget to sign in and out of the log
catastrophic upheavals would usher By You we will be led to Christ. earlier said.
To be clear, the fruits of this devo- wonder why those Flemish priests book. Despite these alerts, Skiff
in a new heaven and new earth. By Him and with Him we will be Under the guidelines of the IHO's
tion are not realized by simply hang- also had apples, juice, and non soggy failed to have Cardenas transferred
Christ disappointed the followers of led to the Father. Intergovernmental Oceanographic
ing a picture of the Sacred Heart on coffee and we, seminarians, do not. to a facility that could provide the
both camps. He made it clear to the We will walk in the light of faith, Commission General Bathymetric
the wall. And again I wondered to myself as higher level of care required.
messianic believers that the kingdom and we will do everything so that Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO),
the world may believe that Jesus Rather, it is a symbol of a commit- I had asked everyday since the day I The California Department of Jus-
he would establish is not only apo- undersea features name proposals
Christ is the One sent by the Fa- ment made to honor the Heart of had wondered, why are the Flemish tice filed a complaint charging Skiff
litical, but also not of this world. To can be submitted to the SCUFN
ther. Christ through living out an active priests’ food different from ours? with one felony count of elder abuse,
the apocalyptic, he said that nobody With Him we wish to carry His sacramental life and by growing in Why is their coffee not soggy like ( Continued on page 11 ) one count of involuntary manslaugh-
knows, except the Father, when this Love and Salvation to the ends of relationship with Jesus. The Lord ours? Is it because they are priests? ter, and special allegations of causing
world is to end.
the earth. wants to walk with us in our ordi- Priests who are white? Because they great bodily injury and death. The
To the disappointment of his hear- Under the protection of your Im- nary moments and join us, much as have a different culture of eating that jury found him guilty as charged. He
ers, Christ did not allow anyone, maculate Heart, we will be one he did with his earthy friends when they could not content themselves has been sentenced to 180 days in
even his own family, to mold People with Christ. We will be ( Continued from page 7 )
he would visit Lazarus, Mary and with the food served to us? Is it county jail and five years of felony
him after their own preconceived witnesses of His Resurrection. By father in Toronto.
Him we will be led to the Father, Martha in Bethany. because we are being prepared for probation.
category. (Some parents wish their our vow of poverty or are we just Jimenez revealed in interviews that Co-defendant Gary Potts, Execu-
children to conform too according for the glory of the Most Holy “Weekends” actually took a long time to
Trinity, Whom we adore, praise Divine Impact Filipinos? But those Flemish priests make. He had the idea for 10 years, but
tive Director of the Manse, was also
to their own preconceived ideas or must have also been prepared for charged. The case was severed, and
and bless forever. Amen. started working on it around four years
desires. The children are considered -- Adelina Moore & Ines Toribio their vow of poverty. So why do they Potts's jury trial is currently sched-
utterly disobedient, if they don’t Devotion to the Sacred Heart can ago.
have a profound impact on individu- now feast on apples, juice, and non Luckily for Jimenez, Pixar allows their uled to begin on February 27, 2019.
totally heed their parents’ advice and soggy coffee and we do not? Didn’t employees to use company resources
categorization.) Jesus informed his als and families.
Jesus Christ share the same enliven to work on their own independent short
parents that they should know he bread and fish with his apostles? films on their free time. Friends, too,
must fulfill his Father’s mission. To While growing up, I watched two
helped and collaborated with him and
the different religious and political generations of my extended family
live out this devotion in their own Nonetheless, I burped, thankful for generously gave their time to complete Call the Asian
leaders, his message is not to take
up arms against the Roman invaders lives and use it as a road map for the egg, two sausages, fried rice, and the film.
Trevor Jimenez goes up against fellow Journal at
living. Personally, after enthroning soggy coffee which were actually a
or to ask God to rain down fire and
the Sacred Heart of Jesus in my own feast considering that I would only
Filipino-Canadian animator Bobby
Pontillas and three other Oscars Best
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Arts & Culture

A Glimpse of National Museum Philippine
Rise marine biodiversity
Ilonggo History exhibit opens to public
by Dinggol Araneta
The Philippine Rise, also known corals, algae, and sponges.
Divinagracia as Benham Rise, has found its The Philippine Rise can potentially
Dinggol is an Ilonggo Historian of modern times. yield the highest catch rate of tuna
He is a Lover of Nature by profession; a Genealogist way to the National Museum
of Natural History in Manila species, including big-eye, yellowfin
by avocation and an Advocate of Federalism. tuna and albacore.
Mga Kulay ng Mundo
through an exhibition which Studies conducted by the Depart-

Celebrating Candelaria in
opened on January 20 for free ment of Environment and Natural
public viewing. Resources (DENR) also indicate

large deposits of methane in solid Ang ating kapaligiran ay nababalot ng berde
The National Museum’s new at- form, making it a potential rich mga punong sumasayaw sa hangin ay humehele
traction, “The Journey Towards the source of natural gas.” at sariwang damong takbuhan sa malawak na park
Protection of the Philippines Rise,” Organizers say the Philippine Rise
showcases underwater photos taken halika't damhin mo ang lahat, sapagkat ito ay libre.
exhibit aims to spread awareness
by technical divers of the coral reef to the public about the efforts that
and marine species that inhabit Lu- Oceana Philippines and the govern- Kulay ng mga bulaklak, may dilaw, rosas at pula
zon’s natural submarine prolongation ment are exerting for the conserva- sa bawa't paligid tiyak ikaw ay mapapamangha
that spans 3,000-3,500 meters below tion of the marine ecosystem in the mga ibon di magkamayaw at maging ang balana
sea level. area, and to encourage Filipinos, in sa mga kulay at bango lahat ay nahahalina.
The permanent exhibition reopened their own little ways, to contribute in
this January to the public after its ini- saving the Philippine seas. Iyong pagmasdan kung nahuhulog na ang mga dahon
tial limited viewing run in November National Museum Director Jeremy
2018. sa mga sanga ng puno, taglagas na ang panahon
Barns said he hopes that the col-
The Philippine Rise exhibit was laboration of the government and malaginto ang kawangis, makina pa at malutong
set up by Oceana Philippines, an Oceana Philippines would “facilitate kaygandang kulay isang gunitang nais kong ikahon.
organization which aims to restore an experience that will hopefully
the richness of country’s ocean, have a lasting impact when (audi- Bumabagsak na ang mga perlas na mula sa langit
in partnership with the Philippine ences) return to the world beyond the at nagsisimula na nating maramdaman ang lamig
government. museum building.” tila puting kumot na bumabalot sa 'ting paligid
The organization donated the The National Museum’s Philippine
photos taken by technical divers
na sa pagdating ng gabi halos lahat ay tahimik.
Rise exhibit is located at the 6th floor
from the Philippine Rise which of the National Museum of Natural
was described as “nearly as large History, the former Department of Sa gabing malalim na lahat ay nagpapahinga
In photo are the IASC, Inc. officers and members who participated in this Socio- as the Philippines’ biggest island, Tourism Building in Rizal Park com- kulay itim ang kapaligiran walang pagdududa
Religious activity; seated (L-R): Marietta Bacalla, Jem Zaragoza, Erlyn Zaragoza, this expansive seamount is home to pasasalamat ay igawad natin sa bawat isa
Corrie Del Rosario Miraflores , Maripaz Vergara, Mimi Lavado and Maribelle Mon- plex, converted into a museum and
tilla. At rear: Rosemarie Chua, Minda Mallon, Ric Mallon, Butch Zaragoza, Dinggol
a pristine coral reef that is rich in opened in Mid-2018. at maluwag sa kaloobang tayo nang magpahinga.
Divinagracia and Sonny Pison. Freddie Abadiano (not in photo) biodiversity.” Interested guests may visit the
State media reports that “Philippine National Museum’s Philippine Rise
(By: DinggolAranetaDivinagracia - dancing to the tune of the old time marine scientists say it is home to at exhibit from Tuesday to Sunday, 10
January 30, 2019) favorites filled the air at the Social least 200 fish species, among them AM to 5 PM, for free. Just be mind- Copyright 2019 by Virginia Ferrer. All rights reserved.
Hall of the parish. surgeonfish, hawk fish, and damsel- ful of museum’s rules and regula-
“The annual fiesta of Jaro in The Jareños who are devoted to fish, and large predators such as the tions. To prepare fennel, cut the stalks off the should not eat them.
Iloilo City, Philippines every 2nd facilitate the celebration to honor tiger shark, along with soft and hard bulb at the base where they sprout and Beta-blockers, a heart disease and
day of February to honor it’s Pa- the Patroness of Jaro every year slice the bulb vertically. Prepare the fen- anxiety medication, can cause potassium

Why is fennel
troness, La Nuestra Señora de la included; Ivonne J. Peñaredondo, the fennel plant or use the seeds as a nel leaves, stalks, and bulb in a variety levels to increase in the blood. Consume
Candelaria is said to be one of the Archie Jardeleza, Jeffrey de Toro, condiment. of ways, including: high-potassium foods, such as fennel, in
Charette Jardeleza, Majella Celis- ( Continued from page 4 ) When buying fennel, avoid spotted using the stalks as a soup base or stock moderation when taking beta-blockers.
biggest religious celebrations in Zubieta, Manuel Jardeleza, Neneng or bruised bulbs and look for firmness sautéing the leaves and stalks with High levels of potassium in the body
the Philippines as it delivers not Pastolero, Monette Rivas, Merci Estrogen and a white or pale green color. Stalks onions for a quick and easy side can pose a serious risk to people with
only solemnity but also splendor Jalandoni, Sweet Hofileña, Sally Estrogen occurs naturally in fennel. should be green, and leaves should be mixing sliced fennel with a variety of kidney damage or kidneys that are not
and mystery. Peralta, Perla Soriano, Anabelle Ro- It plays a central role in regulating straight and bundled together. A fennel your favorite fresh vegetables for a light, fully functional. Damaged kidneys may
On September 21, 1982, His Holi- driguez, Tonette Alipio and others. the female reproductive cycle, and it plant with flowering buds is overripe. crisp salad be unable to filter excess potassium from
ness Pope John Paul II during his The Ilonggo Nation Grupo (San can also determine fertility. Fennel will stay fresh in the refrigerator serving roasted fennel bulbs as an the blood, and this could be fatal.
A study on mice conducted by The for about 4 days. Eat fennel right after entrée It is important to remember that a
papal visit in Iloilo City, proclaimed Diego) CA, was represented by Rene
Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria “Monoy” and Sweet Jison Hofeliña
University of Texas Southwestern Medi- purchase, however, as it loses flavor Risks single food cannot prevent disease
cal Center found that estrogen also plays over time. Some spices, including coriander, and improve overall health, but a
Patroness of the whole Western with yours truly. The group donated an important role in controlling factors Dried fennel seeds can last for about 6 fennel, and caraway, might cause severe
Visayas.” --dinggol.d~~~ fresh fruits of the season to share varied, nutritious diet can help. Eat-
that contribute to body weight, such months in an airtight container or a cool, allergic reactions in some individuals.
with their Ilonggo “Kasimanwas”. as appetite, body fat distribution and dry area, such as a spice cabinet.
ing a range of fresh foods is the key
Those who are allergic to these spices to good health.
Flashback: energy expenditure.
Menopausal women have lower
No to Chinese
tion, pagkakarpintero, pagtutubero, there's online gambling here is because
Three (3) years ago today, on estrogen levels which are associated pagiging mason, kaya ng Pilipino 'yan, China itself has prohibited it, that's why
January 30, 2016, officers and with more abdominal weight gain. maraming Pilipino ang may kayang we're doing it here.)
members of the Ilonggo Association ( Continued from page 1 )
gampanan ang trabahong 'yan." Roxas added: "Kung gano'n ang tulong
of Southern California (IASC), Inc. Premenstrual syndrome Roque said amid a chant of boos. (What are we talking about here? Con- nila sa atin, 'yung ayuda, 'yung pautang
spearheaded by the incumbent Prexy (I believe that jobs in the Philippines struction, carpentry, plumbing, masonry nila sa atin, hindi na bale." (If that's how
Freddie B. Abadiano and President- Some research has suggested that are for Filipinos. But the question is, do – Filipinos can do that, there are so they will help, their aid, their loan, then
elect Ms. Maribelle Montilla, joined fennel extract may reduce the effects of we have enough workers, especially in many Filipinos who can do those jobs.) no thanks.)
premenstrual syndrome (PMS). industries that need them?) Another senatorial candidate, former Comparison to OFWs
the Ilonggos of Jaro, Iloilo City CNN anchor Pia Hontiveros told the
who are now all residing in Cali- Skin interior secretary Raffy Alunan, gave Opposition candidate Florin Hilbay
audience, "Please restrain your enthusi- online gambling as an example of an said that while Chinese workers coming
fornia. The affair was to celebrate Raw fennel is an excellent source of asm."
vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential to industry that Filipinos have no expertise here is the same as Filipinos seeking
the famous annual fiesta in honor of Influx of Chinese workers in, especially in the translation aspect, opportunities abroad, it's another matter
Jaro-Iloilo Patroness Nuestra Señora collagen, the support system of the skin, Senator Joel Villanueva had earlier
and also works as an antioxidant to help although he warned that "there's a prob- when there's corruption involved.
de la Candelaria that falls every 2nd During this event, Dinggol Araneta raised in a Senate hearing that more lem with online gambling." Hilbay also described as "demeaning"
prevent damage caused by the sun, pol- than 100,000 Chinese who entered the
day in the month of February. Divinagracia and Donato "Sonny" lution, and smoke. Roxas spoke more decisively against the rhetoric that Chinese workers are
The ecclesiastical portion began Fuentes Pison --two close friends, Philippines as tourists are now work- online gambling, saying it's not good here to fill gaps in some industries.
Vitamin C also promotes the ability ing here. Several senators called for an
with a solemn novena and offering drinking buddies and former house- of collagen to smooth wrinkles and im- to rely on it to boost the country's "There's a responsibility within govern-
of the holy mass at the Holy Family mates at Piy Margal Street near investigation. economy. ment for allowing a substantial amount
prove the overall texture of the skin. Malacañang has downplayed the issue,
Catholic Church in Artesia, Califor- U.S.T. in Manila, meet again after "Kasi ang isipin natin, ang dahilan of Chinese workers to work illegally,"
Diet with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador kung bakit nandito 'yang mga online Hilbay said.
nia that ended with a procession. almost 53 years. YES! CINCUENTA People can eat fennel in a salad or in Panelo sticking with the rationale that
Thereafter, a sumptuous lunch Y TRES AÑOS! ... Hamak mo ran gaming na 'yan, dahil ipinagbabawal sa Roque said there should be an "inven-
other ways. some industries need reinforcement of China. Sila mismo, iligal ito sa kanila, tory" of what jobs can be given to
buffet of mostly Iloilo cuisine and Banwa! Mga soltero verdadero pa Fennel has a crunchy texture and foreign workers. bawal ito sa kanila, kaya tayo ngayon foreigners, especially the Chinese, and
delicacies followed with songs and sanda sadtong mga panahon, apang mildly sweet flavor, making it a pleasant Roxas disagreed, saying: "Ano ang ang nagtatrabaho rito," said Roxas. what should remain solely for Filipinos.
entertainment and even with the kar-on mga gurang ron! . . . Hara- addition to any dish, whether eaten raw pinag-uusapan natin dito? Sa construc- (Let's think about it, the reason why –
raffle of prizes. Likewise, ball room khak!!! ~~~ or cooked. A person can eat all parts of

Join us on February 13, 2019 , Wed

This has truly made our home com- he gave St. Margaret Mary and promises
plete.” the following for those who venerate
( Continued from page 8 )
Emily Jaminet, a Catholic author,
speaker, radio personality, wife and
and honor his heart:
1. I will give them all the graces neces-
for a Healing Mass to be offered by
The first and largest of these mis-
mother of seven children, is the ex-
ecutive director of The Sacred Heart
sary in their state of life.
2. I will give peace in their families.
Father. Albert MacPherson O.S.A
sionary chapters of the Sacred Heart
Enthronement Network is in Detroit,
Enthronement Network and is online
at She writes from
3. I will console them in all their
Augustinian Healing Ministry
The Men of the Sacred Heart, estab-
Columbus, Ohio.
4. They shall find in my Heart an as-
sured refuge during life and especially at at the Divine Mercy #shrine Encinitas
lished in 1964, currently has 149 mis- the hour of death. Mass at 2:00 pm to be followed by Healing Service and prayers of the Rosary,
sionaries. 5. I will pour abundant blessings on all
“I am passionate about this devotion A Time-Tested Devotion their undertakings. the Divine Mercy chaplet and the Way of the Cross
because I have witnessed firsthand how 6. Sinners shall find in my Heart an
the enthronement strengthens the family The Sacred Heart devotion is rooted infinite ocean of mercy. GPS 701 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024
in an anti-Catholic society and teaches
families to pray,” said David Tay, the
in words Christ revealed to St. Mar-
garet Mary Alacoque, a 17th-century
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to
About Fr. Albert MacPherson, O.S.A.
chapter’s executive director. Tay added, Visitation nun who endured many Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1941 into a family of thirteen children, Father Albert
great perfection.
“We don’t only enthrone Jesus in homes, difficult ordeals for the love of Jesus. MacPherson O.S.A., joined the Order of Saint Augustine in 1962, and was ordained to the priesthood in
9. I will bless the homes in which
but schools, businesses, parishes and She recounted that Christ asked for her 1974. He did undergraduate studies at Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia and Villanova Univer-
the image of my Sacred Heart shall be
organizations.” The fruit of the labor heart and planted it on his heart. He also sity, before pursuing graduate theological studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
exposed and honored.
of these missionaries is evident in the revealed his great sorrow over the sinful- After fourteen tears of experience in spiritual renewal work, including ten years of pastoral experience in
10. I will give priests the power to
stories shared by those whose lives have ness of his people and lack of love for parishes in Ontario, New York and Florida, Father MacPherson began a full-time healing ministry in 1983.
touch the most hardened of hearts.
been touched by greater devotion to the God, saying, “Behold this heart, which A member of the Association of Christian Therapists, Father MacPherson has given healing missions
11. Those who propagate this devotion
Sacred Heart. has loved so much but has received throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and the Carribean Islands. Thousands
shall have their names written in my
Recently, the Griffith family decided to nothing but coldness, indifference and have been helped through his healing ministry- spiritually, psychologically and physically.
Heart, and it shall never be effaced.
enthrone their home in Columbus, Ohio, ingratitude in return.” 12. The all-powerful love of my Heart About the Proposed Shrine to the Divine Mercy
and they believe it was a significant mo- After these encounters, Margaret will grant to all those who shall receive The proposed shrine in Encinitas is the project of the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC),
ment in the life of their family. Mary’s heart was set on fire for the Communion on the First Friday of nine a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2012 for the sole mission of building a shrine to the Divine Mercy and thereby
“The area where we selected for our love of the Sacred Heart, and she began consecutive months the grace of final spreading the message and devotion given to St Faustina by Jesus as a last recourse for ailing mankind. In 2000, it was St John
enthronement came alive as soon as working to spread a devotion to it. Her repentance; they shall not die under my Paul II, the Mercy Pope, who instituted the Feast of Mercy and cannonized St Faustina as the 1st saint of the New Millenium).
Our Lady of Fatima rested between the efforts laid the groundwork for the feast displeasure, not without receiving their
image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which sacraments; my Heart shall be their as- About the Laity and Canon 215
Immaculate Heart of Mary,” said Lou falls each year on the Friday following sured refuge at the last hour. The Cathechism of the Catholic Church Canon 215, states that "The Christian faithful are at liberty freely to found and direct
Griffith. Pentecost. — Emily Jaminet associations for purposes of charity or piety or for the promotion of the Christian vocation in the world and to hold meetings
“It was enthralling to have our sons Jesus offers all of us an opportunity to for the common pursuit of these purposes." Follow us on and at
participate with us in our celebration. receive a “heart transplant” like the one
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As the Japan’s biggest Japanese firm launches new line of robotic

airline buying parts in Subic Freeport
Bamboos stake in PAL The Subic-made products of Nidec Corporation and sister- Gordon, Subic Bay Metropolitan

by Rudy Liporada by Miguel R. Camus
Nidec-Shimpo Corporation
will be exported to Spain, the
company of Nidec Subic Philippine
Corporation will initially build speed
reducers for high-precision motion
Authority (SBMA) Chairman and
Administrator Wilma T. Eisma, and
Trade Assistant Secretary Rafaelita
United States, and Germany control applications at a monthly Aldaba.
Read previous articles by Rudy Liporada Philippine Airlines (PAL) is volume of 10,000 to 25,000 units. Haneda said Nidec’s expan-
at ending a long-running search to Randy V. Datu, | The plant’s target monthly pro- sion “demonstrates the continuing
secure a strategic foreign investor ZAMBALES, 1/29/2019– Japan's duction is expected to increase to Japanese investor confidence in the
as the group behind All Nippon Nidec-Shimpo Corporation, a 100,000 units at the end of this year, Philippines’ business potential [and]
A Morning in the Seminary Airways (ANA), Japan’s biggest
airline, is finalizing its entry into
leading innovator of precision-
gearing solutions for robotics and
and to 120,000 units by March 2020,
he added.
shows the rigorous effort of Nidec
to take advantage of opportunities
industrial automation, formally Inoue stressed that the gearless and take on challenges to break new
As the Bamboos Sway like angels without wings with our the country’s flag carrier. component parts to be produced in ground.” He also cited the company
By Rudy D. Liporada white shirts and pants. Only those launched its operations at its Subic are an entirely new product for its skills-development activities
with watches and golden tie clips Inquirer sources with knowledge Subic Freeport factory in this line not manufactured elsewhere aimed at making workers “industry-
(Note: A reprint, I dedicate this ar- appeared to be more endowed with of the matter told the Inquirer that province on Wednesday, January in the world. He described them as ready and technology-capable.”
ticle to my former Immaculate Heart wealth than the rest of us. Nonethe- ANA Holdings was nearing a deal to 23. “super silent, and with zero backlash Senator Gordon said Nidec’s new
of Mary co- ex-seminarians with less, we all appeared equal with our take a minority stake in PAL, Asia’s
and smooth rotation.” project “shows the trust and confi-
whom I am celebrating a reunion palms clasped unto our chests like oldest as it turns 78 this year, and The company aims to mass produce The Subic-made products will be dence of companies like Nidec in the
on February 8-10, 2019 at Mary- saints entering the chapel in silent that an announcement was due in the a new line of robot components exported to Spain, the United States, capacity of the Filipino workers, and
heights, Bakakeng, Baguio City) cadence with the piped music like coming weeks. developed in Japan. and Germany. in our government’s consistency in
there were cherubs strumming lyres ANA’s entry is seen part of a plan Nidec-Shimpo First Senior Vice The launch was attended by our rules and regulations.”
Briiiiing-briiing-briing… above the heavenly ceilings. by PAL’s controlling shareholder and President Hitoshi Inoue said the Japanese Ambassador to the Philip- “We should have more companies
Dominus Vobiscum, Et cum espiritu chair, taipan Lucio Tan, to establish wholly-owned company of Japan’s
tuo…Kyrie Elyson…stand up, sit pines Koji Haneda, Senator Richard
The morning bell’s ringing would the carrier as a world-class airline. ( Continued on page 3 )
swirl into my eardrums and permeate down, kneel, mostly kneel, receive PAL’s most visible goal is to clinch
into my soul, jolting me to slide off the body of the Lord – we commune five-star status from the closely-fol-
the bed and be on my knees when with the saints and reach a blessed lowed SkyTrax ratings by 2020.
sunrays slice through the windows state until we hear each other’s For ANA—a five-star carrier which
of where I confined myself in. Still stomach growl. Though we struggle cited in its 2018-2022 corporate
in the throes of being awake, my to still commune with the saints, our strategy its intention to “leverage
right hand would fly to my forehead, stomachs bring us down to terrestrial on every business opportunity as a
chest, left shoulder, right shoulder, fangs of hunger. We had to hold on, tailwind”—the decision to invest in
Amen. Hail Mary, full of grace…I however, until it was time for us PAL is a step up from an existing
fall back into the abyss of nothing- to “go in peace, the mass is over” codeshare deal that was sealed in
ness but a second alarm would bring and reverently leave our pews to 2014.
back the swirl into my eardrums and reverently march out of the chapel Moreover, it would get direct
permeate into my soul…Briiing- as cherubs played the exit hymn exposure to PAL’s growth prospects,
briiing-briiing…jolting me back to in dissonance to the non rhythmic which include opening more inter-
the reality that I was already on my growling fangs of our terrestrial need national routes serving leisure and
knees. Hail Mary, full of grace… for breakfast. business travelers as well as the 10
have I said three already? I would Hell would break lose as we live percent of Filipinos living and work-
communicate with myself and fight behind the heavenly confines of the ing overseas.
against falling back into the abyss chapel. Our shoes dashed in resonat- There were no details on the value
of nothingness for the umpteenth ing scrapes on the pavement as we of the transaction. Another source
time. Have I said three Hail Maries rushed to divest ourselves off our said ANA had acquired an initial
already? I always decided that since angelic garbs and be on varying hues 8.8-percent stake in Vietnam Airlines
I had lost count, I would complete of shirts, sweaters, pants, socks and in 2016 and it was likely the invest-
three Hail Maries even if I already shoes - now more revealing who ment in PAL would initially approxi-
went over the count. I would add an among us were more endowed with mate this size.
Our Father and a Glory Be. blessings here on earth. Nonethe- Sought for comment on Tuesday,
I would stand, reached out for the less, richer or poorer, we remained PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna
towel at the foot side of my bed, and equal in the need to quell the fangs said the airline was hoping to close
wobble through the aisle of beds of hunger as we reverently rushed to an agreement with a potential for-
with others in varied pajama hues the rectory hall. eign investor by the first half of 2019
and in disarrayed states of wakeful- A sunny side, two sausages, fried as she reiterated an announcement
ness – still sliding off their beds, rice from left over rice the night by PAL president Jaime Bautista in
already on their knees mumbling before, crowd on each of the eight a press conference earlier this month.
their morning prayers, or wobbling plates for eight table to where I Tan has been the owner of PAL
towards the exit of the dormitory belonged. For the ten tables at the since he acquired the company from
hall. rectory, a sunny side up, two sau- the government in 1995.
Back to back faucets that appeared sages, fried rice from the left over He held on to the business through
like even spaced centipede feet start rice the night before, crowd on each crippling labor woes, financial crises
to spout with freezing water as we of the eight plates for the ten eight and cutthroat competition from lo-
turned them on at the wash line. seats tables. cal rivals such as Cebu Pacific and
I splash water on my face and I The coffee would be soggy but AirAsia Philippines.
would become truly awake, ready to would still be a welcome brew to “PAL is more than an airline
start another seminary day. enliven our breakfast which is equal company for me. It goes beyond
After dressing up, down the hall, for all. The food we were about to investing, it is like family,” Tan told
we would march and I would then receive from His bounty made us employees during a company-wide
take my place at the angelic like line ( Continued on page 8 ) gathering in September 2014.
in front of the chapel. We appeared His sons Michael Tan and Lucio

DNC on Supreme Court not

Tan Jr. also hold key positions in
PAL’s last major investor was con-
taking up DACA glomerate San Miguel Corp., which
acquired a 49-percent stake in 2012.
DNC Chair Tom Perez re- against the will of almost 90% of Two years later, Tan decided to buy
leased the following statement in Americans who want DACA recipi- back full control. The company’s
ents to stay in the U.S. These are our search for a new foreign partner also
response to the Supreme Court’s started around that period.
decision not to take up the Trump neighbors and friends, our class-
mates and co-workers. PAL recently revealed plans to
administration’s attempt to end They are American in every way launch or revive routes to Vietnam,
DACA in its current term: but on paper, and they deserve the Cambodia and India while mov-
chance to stay in the country they ing to finalize flights to Israel and a
“The Supreme Court made the right call home. It is long past time for new destination in the United States
call today. Trump’s cruelty toward Trump to stop using them as bargain- within 2019.
immigrants knows no bounds, but ing chips and work with Democrats The expansion was prompted by
that doesn’t mean his administration to fix our broken immigration the arrival of new planes, including
can sidestep the rule of law. Trump’s system.” its first batch of Airbus A350-900,
attack on the DACA program goes and the recent decline in the price of
jet fuel, whose upward surge in 2018
weighed on the industry’s profit-
Work for the San Diego’s By 2021 PAL is expecting to carry
some 21 million passengers from
Top Home Care Agency! 15 million in 2017, when that target
was first revealed. Its fleet will grow
from 87 planes to 96 aircraft during
Now Hiring the same period.
A significant growth barrier to
PAL and other airlines are worsen-
Exerienced Caregivers ing air and passenger congestion in
for Live-In & Hourly Shifts Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International
Airport. The Lucio Tan Group and
other tycoons formed the Naia Con-
Top Pay • Flexible Hours • Great Benefits sortium to upgrade and expand Naia
and work is set to begin in the latter
Requirements part of 2019. New gateways such as
SMC’s airport proposal in Bulacan
• 3 professional references are also expected to start within the
• Proof of eligibility to work in the US year.

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Darren Criss’ Screen Actors Guild Best Actor award speech highlights using craft to create positive change
The GNP Team ists Association’s Critics’ Choice Emmy in September 2018, marking a firecracker Filipino woman from
Awards. the first time a Filipino-American re- Cebu that dreamed of coming to this
Three-time best actor awardee Darren Criss received the SAG ceived the major award. Criss readily country.”
Darren Criss has picked up his Award for “Male Actor in a Televi- acknowledged his family’s influ- Humble Acceptance of 1st Crit-
4th trophy for outstanding per- sion mode or Limited Series” for ence in his acceptance speech upon ics’ Choice Award, January 2019
formance in The Assassination of his role as Andrew Cunanan in FX receiving the Emmy for “Outstand- The Broadcast Film Critics As-
Networks’ 9-episode series, ACS: ing Lead Actor In A Limited Series sociation and Broadcast Television
Gianni Versace: American Crime Versace. Or Movie.” Journalists Association’s 24th An-
Story (ACS: Versace) – this time The Fil-Am actor bested Hol- Dedicating 1st Golden Globe Win nual Critics Choice Awards for 2019
receiving his first Actor trophy lywood and international acting to Cebuana Mother, January 2019 gave the actor recognition to Criss as
from the Screen Actors Guild legends Anthony Hopkins, Antonio In January 2019, the Fil-Am actor the actor humbly accepted the award
(SAG) Awards. Banderas, Bill Pullman, and Hugh picked up the Golden Globe Award saying he may not receive one again
Before the acting plum from SAG Grant. from the Hollywood Foreign Press in the future.
Awards, the Filipino-American actor In his 4 acceptance speeches, Criss Association for “Best Performance Using Acting to Create Positive
previously earned recognition with always acknowledged his parental by an Actor in a Limited Series or Change with 1st SAG Award,
an Emmy from the 70th Television heritage and his advocacy for more a Motion Picture Made for Televi- January 2019
Academy Awards, from the Holly- cultural representation in Holly- sion.” Criss said “this was a marvel- Three’s a charm for Darren Criss
wood Foreign Press Association 76th wood. ous year for representation in Hol- as his 3rd nomination from the 25th
Golden Globes, and followed by the Here is the Good News Pilipinas lywood” – referring to the advocacy Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Broadcast Film Critics Association recap of Darren Criss’ championing for more diverse cultures on screen finally earned him his first win from
and Broadcast Television Journal- Fil-Am representation in Hollywood: and in filmmaking. the only televised awards show to
1st Fil-Am Major Acting Award Criss dedicated his 2nd Best Actor exclusively honor performers.
Pinoy at Emmys, September 2018
Darren Criss picked up his first
win to his Cebuana mother, Cerina,
and described himself as “the son of
The multi awarded Fil-Am Hol-
lywood actor received the trophy for
“Best Actor in a Limited Series or
Mayweather, Pacquiao cross paths
( Continued from page 1 )
Movie Made for Television” – one
BBQ Dreamz is a street food of the 13 SAG Awards for acting
in Warriors-Lakers game
stall that offers delicious Filipino in film and television that focus on
food from recipes Johnson learned individual and cast performances of
from his Pinoy grandmother while the entire ensemble of a drama series
growing up. Johnson and Campbell and comedy series.
opened the street food stall back in In this acceptance speech, Darren
2014, aiming to bring Filipino food Criss said unlike the killer who used
to London. masks to destroy he is using his actor of the victims of Andrew Cunanan, their tragedy but to “create a positive
masks with the goal to “create posi- whose portrayal won him his 4-in-a- dialogue about social issues and
tive change.” row best actor trophies, saying their bring to justice things that were in
Criss addressed the families and kin goal was not to make a spectacle of the shadows.”

( Continued from page 8 )
down China's naming of the features,
arguing that "China has given names
Rise to Philippine Rise on May
2017 following reports that Chinese
to many things." survey ships have conducted oceano-
for consideration for inclusion in a "Siopao, mami, all these were graphic research in the region.
digital gazetteer. named by the Chinese. Hototay
soup, but this did not mean that they The president would also later on
Application forms for name propos- owned these," he said. order the halt of all marine ex-
als are available on the official web- In April 2012, the United Nations plorations and studies by foreign
site of the GEBCO. The forms note Commission on the Limits of the scientists in underwater plateau to
that they would only be forwarded to Continental Shelf approved the give Filipino scientists a chance to
the IHO-ICO if "the undersea feature Philippines' submission to include explore the area. This order, how-
is located inside the external limit Benham Rise as part of its extended ever, came after Beijing completed
ABS-CBN News before the "Pacman" continued of the territorial sea" and "if at least continental shelf. This enabled the its research in the region.
Knowing they also have to adapt to As the boxing world awaits on his way. 50 percent of the undersea feature is country to explore and develop natu- In May 2018, the president attended
the culinary tastes of their custom- news of a potential rematch, Mayweather and Pacquiao located outside the external limits of ral resources in the area. the ceremonial sendoff for a con-
ers, Johnson and Campbell created a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny battled in lucrative match back the territorial sea." President Rodrigo Duterte would tingent of Filipino scientists headed
twist to the Filipino dishes, making Lawyer Harry Roque, presidential only issue an executive order offi- to the Philippine rise for marine
Pacquiao will settle for bumping in May 2015, with the American spokesperson at the time, played
sure to adapt the classic Pinoy food cially changing the name of Benham surveys and studies.
fists during high-profile basket- winning a comfortable decision
with the favorites of Londoners. ball games.
So, you’ll find updates on classic as the Filipino legend was fight-
Filipino food on the menu, such as The former pound-for-pound ing with an injured shoulder.
lechon kawali which comes served kings crossed paths during the A rematch between the two
with coriander, celery, and radish. NBA game between the Los became possible after Pacquiao
BBQ Dreamz also offers sticky Angeles Lakers and the Golden easily dismantled Adrien Broner
adobo chicken wings. But unlike the State Warriors on Monday at in Las Vegas last Saturday, in
the Staples Center (Tuesday in what was his first defense of the
Manila). WBA welterweight title.
Pacquiao was walking along the It remains to be seen if the
sidelines when he tapped May- second fight will occur, however,
weather on the shoulder, and the as Mayweather has repeatedly
two fighters exchanged laughs stressed that he is retired.

usual Pinoy taste, the dish is more

like “sweet and sour chicken adobo”
– and Londoners love it!
Just like many street food stalls in
London, BBQ Dreamz does not stay
in one place. Loyal customers can
enjoy the scrumptious Pinoy food
from BBQ Dreamz at the popular
KERB street food markets across
According to Standard UK, BBQ
Dreamz can be found at the follow-
ing locations on this schedule:
Paddington site on Wednesdays
West India Quays on Thursdays
King’s Cross Granary Square on
non-KERB spot Brockley Market
on Saturdays
But the street food stall’s success in
the London market was proven with the
big win on “My Million Pound Menu”,
besting fellow Londoners The Duck
Truck and Leeds-hailing Jah Jyot to
bring home the £350,000 investment.--
Sources: Standard UK, ABS-CBN News

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