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Msgr. Gutierrez Easter Sunday: St. Peters Feet p.

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Holy Week Penitensia, Senaculo, Siete Palabras and other Filipino traditions p. 2
Immigration What to do if ICE comes to your home, workplace or public space p. 2
Health & Wellness Complementary, Alternative (CAM) and Integrative Medicine gaining ground p. 4
April 14-20, 2017

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water by Voltaire Tupaz, Rappler.com |
UK party: Duterte one of 21st BATANGAS, 4/12/2017 Irene

century's most sinister leaders


de Austria, a mother of 3, was
still terried as she recalled how
her family ran into open space
Philstar.com | MANILA, The Guardian. when the ground shook violently
4/11/2017 -- Several senior Fox's meeting with Duterte re- last Saturday, April 8.
ofcials of the United Kingdom ceived heavy criticism, alarming "Parang inuugoy ho, at biglang
have expressed dismay about senior gures in London. ibinabagsak. Matindi ho," said
their government's approach to "Duterte is one of the 21st De Austria, a resident of Tin-
human rights following the dec- centurys most sinister leaders gloy, an island town in Batangas,
laration of the international trade and Liam Fox has own half- which was hit by what Phivolcs
secretary of "shared values" with way around the world to grovel called an earthquake swarm.
President Rodrigo Duterte. to him," UK Liberal Democrat (It felt like we were being
Following his visit to the Philip- foreign affairs spokesperson Tom rocked and then dropped sud-
pines, UK International Trade Brake told The Guardian. denly. It was strong.)
Secretary Liam Fox said that he Brake added that the meeting She could still hear her heart
wanted Britain to build a stronger with Duterte shows how low the pounding, De Austria said, even
relationship with the Philippines
based on a foundation of shared
British government is "willing to
stoop in order to secure even a Destiny as the chanting of the Pasyon
(The Passion of Christ) reverber-

Scholarship
values and interests, according to minimal trade deal in the future." ated across the town center on
a report from British newspaper ( Continued on page 6 )
Holy Wednesday, April 12.

Filipino beauty brand wins big


In an open kiosk, Catholic
devotees took turns reading the

in Paris, London
epic poem on the passion, death,
Chapter 12 of the book Destiny by Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. and resurrection of Jesus Christ

F
Philstar.com | MANILA, in observance of Holy Week.
OR WEEKS, MONA HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY LETTER FROM HER SIS- They used to read the Pasyon in
3/28/2017 -- A Filipino beauty TER MAURA IN THE PHILIPPINES. It was unusual since her sister never failed
brand recently won major awards the town hall, Mayor Lawrence
in London and Paris. to send a letter every week to remind her to send the money. If she were so des- Alvarez said, but the earthquakes
Known for its natural personal perate, Maura could have sought employment. It would be easy since her son Darren caused damage to the building
care products and cosmetics, and nephew Freddie, who were under her care, were already grownups. She didnt have and other structures including
Human Nature took home the to stay home to take care of them. But Maura was lazy. She would rather play bingo in houses.
Sustainability Pioneer plum for the neighborhood than stay busy and productive by working. Tingloy recorded the highest
its social entrepreneurship work number of families affected by
in Asia. The delay in the arrival of Mauras letter alarmed Mona, but it did not deter her from continually the earthquake swarm in Batan-
The Sustainability Pioneer sending the money on time. gas at least 3,300 families or
Award was one of ve industry Maybe she was busy, she thought. 12,300 residents.
recognitions given by Paris- Her job as a nanny for a Saudi Arabian family in New York City was going well. She was used to
Displaced families
based think tank Ecovia Intel- her daily routine and had earned the trust of her employers. Besides, she enjoyed mutual affection for
Human Nature Co-Founder and Presi-
ligence (Organic Monitor) during her ward, a seven-year-old girl whom she raised from birth as her own. She had enjoyed the joys of
dent Anna Meloto-Wilk was chosen as the De Austria and her family have
Asia Pacic winner of the Beauty Industry the recent Sustainable Beauty ( Continued on page 6 ) not yet returned home, fearing
Woman of the Year Award given in London. ( Continued on page 15 )
that their house might collapse
anytime. Saturday's magnitude
Arkipelago Books SFs Filipino Philippines among worlds top retirement 5.6 and magnitude 6.0 earth-
quakes caused cracks on their
cultural mecca passes the torch destinations walls. Broken glasses and other
objects remain scattered inside
Inquirer.net | SAN FRAN- tions. By Charmie Joy Pagulong, Phil- tainment, health and medical sys- Asia, Malaysia made it to the top
CISCO , 4/12/2017 Named A mecca for seekers of con- star.com | MANILA,4/12/2017 tems, infrastructure and climate, 10, placing sixth. their home.
after the group of 7,100-plus nection with Filipino heritage, - The Philippines ranked 19th as well as ease of securing an Thailand, Cambodia and Viet- At least 1,200 other houses in
diverse islands that make up the culture and psyche contained in among 24 countries named as immigration visa and permanent nam ranked 12th, 17th and 24th, Tingloy are partially damaged,
Philippines, Arkipelago Books books and various objects and best retirement havens, according residency. respectively. while more than 100 are totally
has stood strong as a bastion of works of art, Arkipelago Books to the 2017 Global Retirement The Philippines obtained a score The top three best countries to damaged, according to the De-
Filipino literature and culture at is a women-owned and operated Index Report released in January. of 78.2 with the highest on ease retire are Mexico, Panama and partment of Social Welfare and
the heart of the Filipino Cultural bookstore and publishing house International Living, an expert of tting in, 95; followed by Ecuador. Development (DSWD).
Heritage District in the South of a circumstance that hearkens to on global retirement and reloca- entertainment and amenities, 90; Mexico obtained more than 90 The town's urgent needs include
Market for over 20 years. matriarchy intrinsic in Philippine tion opportunities, examined 24 healthcare, 89; cost of living, index points and scored high in food, drinking water, medicines,
Arkipelago Books went through society in which true knowledge countries based on their attrac- 85; infrastructure, 84; healthy most categories. generators, and shelter assistance,
a transition of ownership on and power are ultimately nur- tiveness to pensioners on a range lifestyle, 73; benets and dis- A number of Latin American Mayor Alvarez said.
March 18, 2017, a passing of the tured and held by women. of lifestyle categories. counts, 72; climate, 70; visas and countries also made it to the list, DSWD's response
torch as a source of literature and Arkipelago Books started in These categories include hous- residence, 64, and buying and although some are poorly per-
knowledge of Filipino heritage San Francisco between 1994 and ing cost, welfare system, cost of renting, 60.
( Continued on page 6 ) ( Continued on page 7 )
and culture for future genera- ( Continued on page 14 ) living, ease of tting in, enter- Among countries in Southeast

Save the Date:


May 13, Saturday

Monthly Fatima Devotion begins at 2:00 pm
with the Rosary; and concludes at 3:00 pm


with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Way
of the Cross

Jesus I Trust In You!


Centennial Celebration
of 100th Year of Fatima (1917-2017)
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Life and Other Matters


agents knock on your door, come to
your work place, or stop you on the
street or in a public place, know that you
have the following rights:

If ICE Visits Your Home

You do not have to open the


door. You do not have to open the door
or let the ofcers into your home unless
they have a valid search warrant signed
Penitensia, Senaculo, Siete by a judge.

What to Do if ICE Comes to Your


An ICE deportation warrant
is not the same as a search warrant. If
Palabras and other Filipino traditions Home, Workplace or Public Space
this is the only document they have, they
cannot legally come inside unless you
verbally agree to let them in.
folks and out-of-towners alike partook white) game is played on a big square If the ofcers say they have
By: Aurora Vega-Buzon tact with the U.S. Immigration a search warrant signed by a judge, ask
Holy Week Memories of soft drinks, rice cakes or halo-halo,
a native delicacy composed of a glass
table with alternately placed red and
white squares in the middle, just like a and Customs Enforcement (ICE) them to slide it under the door or hold it
of crushed ice with milk and sweet big chessboard. The player would bet On April 10, 2017, the Ameri- during home visits, workplace up to a window so you can see it.
On Good Fridays, many Fili- preserves. The halo-halo in the barrio, on a red or white color and drop two can Immigration Lawyers raids and public stops. Below is
If the warrant does not have
pinos observed the custom of your correct name and address on it and
however, was more of todays slurpees, ping-pong balls through a basket in the Association (AILA) released a a re-print of AILA's Know Your is not signed by a judge you do not have
Visita Iglesia, the practice of since it was almost all ice with just a center. If the balls stayed in the color of "Know Your Rights Handouts"
little of sweet preserves. his choice, he would win. Rights Handouts. to open the door or let them inside.
visiting as many churches as The pondas were just temporary food In the beto-beto game, the operator available in English, Spanish, If at any point you decide to
possible to reect on the death of stalls. They were made of nipa roofs would put a pair of dice in a small sau- Arabic, Chinese, and Portuguese All people living in the United States, speak with the ofcers, you do not need
Jesus Christ. In accordance with supported by bamboo poles in each cer, cover them with another saucer and to inform the public about the including undocumented immigrants, to open the door to do so. You can speak
corner, with nipa or palm leaves as walls shake them. The players would choose a have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. to them through the door or step outside
the teachings in the Bible, people rights of undocumented immi- If you are undocumented and immigra- and close the door.
were not allowed to eat meat on on each side. A table laden with food number from two to sixteen and the total
was in the middle with long benches of the numbers on top of each dice when grants who may come into con- tion and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ( Continued on page 8 )
Good Fridays. around it. Usually, it was operated by a the cover was open would win.
trio of young, beautiful single women One time, I noticed as small boy who

Seaside Buffet
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. who wanted some protable and fun kept winning wherever he placed his
Publisher & Editor, things to do for the summer. The fun bet in the beto-beto. Because he never
San Diego Asian Journal part included meeting some young men lost, I was enticed to place my bets
visiting the barrio, and in many cases, with him. Eventually, he started losing
Reprinted from the San Diego Asian
Journal., April 15, 2006 issue the women, not the food they sell, were until I lost all of my money. Later in the
the ones some men customers wanted!
For irtings and courtships were usually
evening, when everybody was packing
up to leave, I saw the same boy carrying
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feeling to a loved one through jokes as Later, we would visit another chapel
they became emboldened by a bottle and then go back to the rst one. I dont
of beer. Inside and outside the church, know why, but all those walking under
women would talk about the happen- a full moon and all those hanging outs Brazilian
BrazilianBBQ
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ings in the barrio as well as gossip about were full of fun. Maybe it was because
Teppanyaki
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the llings inside till their lips became and the thought of what would happen
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emn. The urban areas are almost An excuse to gamble would read the Pasion book in the Sushi
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their province to enjoy a few ones especially, usually would use folks in the barrio would not bother to
Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy
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and friends.
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excuse to gamble. Enterprising gambling
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the Pasion book and avail of the free
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Wine
operators would set up lucky nine card meal. If ones motive, however, became
During Holy Week, the chapels in the games or the more popular pulat puti too obvious, he would become the talk
barrios and its surrounding areas looked and beto-beto in the sides of the cha- of the town, thats why in some cases,
like a circus in the evening. It was a pel. Although gambling was supposed reading the Pasion book carried some
place to see and be seen. It was lit to be illegal in the Philippines except stigma with it.
up all over, and the side of the chapels in the government-sanctioned casinos,
big front yard was lled with makeshift lotteries and cockghts, it was some- Good Fridays
food stalls called ponda, where people what tolerated during special occasions
like this one. A pulat puti (red and ( Continued on page 6 )
could eat snacks or drink beers. Barrio

Catholic Church shuns Holy Week 'pamahiin'


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Health & Wellness


American Heart Association:
9 Best Benets of Loquat
therapies in a coordinated way. It is

5 Steps to Lose
a total approach to medical care that
combines standard medicine with the
CAM practices that have been shown by OrganicFacts.net has been shown to signicantly reduce
to be safe and effective. They treat the
patients body, mind, and spirit (Holistic Weight and Loquat has a number of impor-
in those who regularly ingest it. The
unique organic compounds found in

Keep It Off
approach). loquat tea are able to regulate the insulin
tant health benets, including and glucose levels, which helps protect
WHY DO PEOPLE USE CAM? the ability to prevent diabetes, the body against diabetes. Also, for those
5 Steps to Lose Weight and lower cholesterol levels, lower suffering from diabetes, avoiding spikes
The increase in interest on CAM and drops in blood sugar is crucial,
therapies is due to the growing knowl- Keep It Off cancer risk, protect bone mineral
which this tea can help with.
edge of the link between diet and disease density, improve gastrointestinal Lower Cancer Risk: There are a num-
Complementary, Alternative as well as the cost and availability of
health care. Despite medical advances in
Tired of yo-yo diets? Set
yourself up for success with the
health, aid vision, strengthen the
immune system, soothe the re-
ber of antioxidants found within loquat
that are benecial for human health.

(CAM) and Integrative


the medical treatment of disease, many spiratory tracts, boost circulation, Antioxidants are able to neutralize free
people seek patient-directed, non-pre- American Heart Association's radicals within the body that are gener-
tried and true tips on maintaining and decrease blood pressure.
Medicine Gaining Ground
scription approaches in the prevention ated as a natural byproduct of cellular
and treatment of disease. More people a healthy weight. Loquat
metabolism. These molecules with their
are taking ownership of their health To lose weight, you need to burn unpaired electrons can cause healthy
and have turned to non-prescription cells to mutate, leading to chronic
Millions of Americans use CAM for that is practiced by health profession- measures for preventing and treating more calories than you eat. If youve ever been walking through disease, including cancer. Loquat tea has
health concerns and general wellness als who hold an M.D. (medical degree) common diseases. People use CAM for Learning to balance healthy eating Central-South China and stumbled specically been linked to lower occur-
and spend tens of billions of or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy). It is a variety of reasons: and physical activity can help you lose across a small evergreen shrub or tree rence rates of lung and oral cancers.
also practiced by professionals such as weight more easily and keep it off. with bright orange fruit, then perhaps
dollars each year on such care. registered nurses, physician assistants, youre familiar with loquat. Scien-
Soothe Respiratory System: Expec-
1. Conventional or standard medicine torant substances are important in the
Come to a workshop to hear social workers, dietitians/nutrition- has not solved their medical problem. Take it from people who have success- tically known as Eriobotrya japonica, treatment of colds and other respira-
safe gujdelines on its use! ists, psychologists and others. It is also 2. They believe that products derived fully maintained weight loss: loquat is popularly grown for its fruit, tory infections. Loquat tea is used as
called conventional care, biomedicine from nature are healthier and safer 98% have modied their eating habits. due to its delicious tangy avor, sweet an expectorant, either when drunk or
People have used complemen- or allopathic, Western, mainstream, than prescription drugs, even though 94% have increased their physical esh, and delicious juices. Pear-shaped gargled, as it can cause coughing and
orthodox or regular medicine. they may not be. It offers a non-drug activity, especially walking. and slightly larger than a plum, the taste expulsion of mucus and phlegm. This is
tary and alternative medicine Source: National Weight Control of the loquat fruit has been compared to
approach to treating health conditions where bacteria can live and grow, while
(CAM) practices for thousands Alternative Medicine- is unproven since some drugs have side effects and Registry a cross between mango and peach. This also exacerbating other symptoms, so
of years in pursuit of health and treatments that patients use instead may cause bothersome symptoms. particular type of fruit may be native to eliminating that from your respiratory
wellness. These CAM therapies of conventional or standard medical 3. They like the holistic approach taken Set realistic goals. China, but it was naturalized in Japan tract can help you feel better fast!
therapy in an attempt to prevent, lessen, by CAM therapists. It involves paying Know where you are today so you more than a millennium ago and has
and medical systems are widely or cure disease. These practices claim to know how to get where you want to be. been spread to dozens of other countries
Immune System Health: Loquat is a
used in the United States and attention to all of a client needs to help wonderful source of vitamin C, which
have the healing effects of medicine but them regain and maintain their health. Learn your Body Mass Index (BMI). Set throughout Asia, the Middle East, North is a key component of everyones
interest in them have increased are disproven, unproven or impossible These include not just physical but also yourself up for success with short-term America, South America, and the Medi- immune system. Vitamin C helps
these days. The 2007 National to prove and are possibly harmful. They emotional, social and spiritual needs. goals, like I will make lifestyle changes terranean region. stimulate the production of white blood
are often based on religion, tradition, which will help me lose (and keep off) The fruit of loquat is used to make jams
Health Interview Survey found 4. It has a psychological or placebo
3-5% of my body weight. Short-term and jellies and also eaten in its plain or
cells, the bodys rst line of defense
superstition, belief in supernatural ener- effect, a well-established observation in against pathogens, and also works as an
that 37% of adults and 12% of gies, pseudoscience, errors in reasoning, goals can seem more achievable and dried form. The leaves of the plant have
medicine. antioxidant to prevent chronic illness.
children had used CAM in some propaganda and fraud. They are harmful 5. Failure of mainstream medicine. keep you on track toward your long- also been found to be benecial when Furthermore, vitamin C is needed for
form during the 12 months prior because they are used instead of con- Providers of CAM tend to build better term goals. dried and brewed into a tea, which is the production of collagen, which aids
ventional medicine and delays treatment Understand how much and why you a popular traditional remedy in Japan.
to the survey. The survey also therapeutic relationship than mainstream
eat. Poultices and salves can also be made
growth and repair of tissues throughout
proven to be useful. health care professionals. the body following an illness or injury.
revealed that Americans spent Example: is a cancer patient who for- Use a food diary or tracking app to with the crushed leaves, and then topi-
6. Social Factors such as: Digestion: Pectin is a particular type
$33.3 billion out-of-pocket on goes chemotherapy and instead chooses a.Vigorous marketing with extravagant understand what, how much, and when cally applied to wounds and aches. The of dietary ber found in loquat fruit,
CAM practices and products. to treat the disease with a specic claims of producers with inadequate youre eating. Being mindful of your diverse range of nutrients contained in and it is often praised as a digestive aid.
dietary change. media scrutiny and attacks on critics. eating habits and aware of your road- loquat fruit and leaves, including pectin, Dietary ber can bulk up the stool and
The growing popularity of CAM has People are told lies that mislead patients blocks and excuses can help you get real iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin stimulate peristaltic motion, which helps
had enormous impact on every aspect of Complementary Medicine- are those who are encouraged to spend money but about your goals. C, and ber, make it very effective for with the regularity of bowel movements.
health care in the U.S., Europe and the that patients use along with or together instead shorten their lives. At the same Manage portion sizes. boosting overall human health. Now, If you suffer from constipation, diarrhea,
developed world. The rise of CAM has with conventional treatment. These are time they are gullible. Its easy to overeat when youre served lets take a closer look at the many cramping, bloating, or other stomach
had particular inuence mostly on people supportive methods used to complement b.Low level of scientic literacy among too much food. Smaller portions can health benets of loquat. disorders, dietary ber can ease that
with cancer but are now being used for or add to conventional treatments. They the public especially low income minor- help prevent eating too much. Learn the inammation and improve the health of
heart disease and others. Women,ages are used to help relieve symptoms and ity groups and increase in antiscientic difference between a portion and a serv- Health Benets of Loquat your gut.
40-60 and adults with higher levels of improve the quality of life by lessen- attitudes and new age mysticism. ing and how to keep portions reasonable. Cholesterol Levels: Although the pre-
education and income tended to use ing the side effects of conventional c. Increase in conspiracy theories Make smart choices. Blood Pressure Control: One of the cise mechanism isnt fully understood,
CAM more frequently. There also have treatments or provide psychological and toward conventional medicine and You dont have to give up all your many nutrients found in good supply research has directly linked loquat with
been considerable increase in the number physical benets to the patients. pharmaceutical companies, mistrust of favorite foods. Learn to make smart food within loquat is potassium, which acts lower cholesterol levels in those subjects
of people using common forms of CAM Example: a cancer patient receiv- traditional authority gures such as phy- choices and simple substitutions instead. as a vasodilator for the bodys cardio- who regularly consumed the fruit and
such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture ing chemotherapy may also undergo sician and dislike of the current delivery Discover healthy snacks and how fruits, vascular system. By reducing the strain tea. This health benet of loquat is very
and massage therapy. acupuncture to help manage the side method of scientic biomedicine. vegetables, and whole grains help keep and pressure on the blood vessels and exciting, but also relatively unproven
effects of chemotherapy like nausea and d. Lack of access to contemporary you fuller longer. arteries, potassium is able to lower blood on a large scale, and studies to nd out
DEFINITIONS vomiting. medicine due to lack of health insurance Be physically active. pressure and protect heart health. Potas- more are ongoing.
Before we go further let us dene the that leads them to seek low-cost alterna- Physical activity is anything that gets sium is often considered a brain booster, Strengthen Bones: Losing bone mineral
meaning of several terms: Integrative Medicine- refers to the your heart rate up, like walking. Aim for due to the increased ow of blood to density is a major problem for many
combined use of evidenced-based ( Continued on page 12 ) at least 150 minutes of moderate activity the capillaries of the brain, which can people as they age, particularly for
Standard medical care- is medicine proven therapies and complementary a week. Even 10-minute blocks count improve cognition. women following menopause. Fortu-
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California Communities
UC San Diego designated as a Changemaker Campus Chula Vista Chula Vista Police nalizing
by Christine Clark, UCSD News
(Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego
Polls Residents drone use procedures; Public
Publications)
The University of California on Smart City input welcomed
San Diego has been designated
as a Changemaker Campus by
Future Soon the Chula Vista Police
Department (CVPD) will have
of research for a potential rst deploy-
ment of drone use this July. A draft
operation policy manual for CVPD and
Ashoka U for its role as a leader Survey seeks public input on a new tool to assist their efforts CVFD has been written on drone use
in social innovation education. innovative technology and of keeping the City safe. Search- after researching other law enforcement
Only 40 universities around the data tools to improve city ing for missing elderly persons agencies that have the program. Drones
world have received this designa- and children is one example of will be deployed in accordance with the
operations established
tion and UC San Diego is the rst Chula Vistas planned use of an
University of California campus The City of Chula Vista has Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), policy and will not be used for random
to be recognized. launched a new survey to collect commonly called a drone. CVPD surveillance activities. Like any other
opinions about the Citys plans and the Chula Vista Fire Depart- public safety tool, the use of drones
UC San Diego will join the Change- by government agencies is subject to
maker Campus Networka dynamic, to become a smart city a ment (CVFD) are currently being federal and state laws as well as the
global network of students, staff, city that uses technology and trained to use these devices in agency's policies. In respect of pri-
administrators, faculty and community job where I can make a difference is organizations throughout the world. Stu- improved data tools to engage critical incidents such as miss- vacy and civil liberties, CVPD will be
partners who share inspiration, con- very important and 65 percent expect to dents are currently working with NGO residents, enhance city services, ing persons, crime scenes, trafc required to obtain consent or search
nections and a desire to broaden the make a social or environmental impact partners in the Philippines and Fiji. And collisions, wildres, or special warrants to use drones where there is
reach and impact of social innovation through their work, according to a 2012 they are developing projects right here at ensure the prudent spending of a reasonable expectation of privacy.
around the world. The recognition is Net Impact study conducted by Rutgers home, including at the Birch Aquarium taxpayer dollars, and encourage events. Equipped with a video The draft drone policy can be viewed
the outcome of an extensive three-year University and supported by the MacAr- and across the border in Tijuana, where growth in the local economy. camera, the small battery oper- at http://www.chulavistaca.gov/home/
selection process. thur Foundation. students are developing software to Results of the survey will help ated device is controlled by a showdocument?id=13928.
Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, UC San Diego students have the improve communications between "pilot" on the ground using a
the worlds largest network of social en- opportunity to affect change through ambulance drivers and dispatchers. Stu-
inform the City about which To ensure a transparent process, CVPD
trepreneurs. The organization recognizes a number of co-curricular community dents work under the guidance of faculty technologies and infrastructure handheld controller from a safe has discussed the use of drones at a pub-
colleges and universities globally that service programs and the campuss 600 members at the Jacobs School. needs are most important to resi- location. lic forum, at Coffee with a Cop events
have embedded social innovation as a registered student organizationsmore In addition, UC San Diego is home dents and businesses. with Lt. Kelley, and in meetings with the
core value. than 90 of which have a primary focus to the Center for Social Innovation and Police and Fire personnel who will ACLU. In addition, the CVPD website
We are honored to be recognized for on service. On average, nearly 20,000 Impact (CSII), which combines rigorous Available in both English and Spanish, y the drone are tested by the Federal has a Frequently Asked Questions area
our ongoing work to provide students UC San Diego students complete more business thinking and entrepreneurial residents can access the survey at http:// Aviation Administration (FAA) after that addresses drones; it can be viewed
with highly innovative educational than 3 million hours of changemaking spirit to address the big issues and goo.gl/C4JJVN until April 21. The City studying about weather conditions, air at http://www.chulavistaca.gov/home/
experiences and opportunities inside community service each year. UC San challenges that face society. The center, is seeking responses from individuals trafc control procedures, and safety and showdocument?id=13962. All drone
and outside the classroom, so they are Diego has been repeatedly recognized as housed at the campuss Rady School and organizations located within the maintenance of the drone. CVPD Drone ights will be logged in a ight log to
poised to make a positive difference in a top college by the Peace Corps and has of Management, works closely with Chula Vista city limits. Coordinator, Lt. Chris Kelley, said, document the time, date, location and
the world, said Chancellor Pradeep K. been included in the Presidents Com- faculty, graduate students, schools, divi- Chula Vista is in the process of creating "These drones will help make things purpose of the ight.
Khosla. This distinction acknowledges munity Service Honor Roll year after sions and student organizations across a roadmap to guide City staff as they safer for the community and enhance
UC San Diegos rich history of cutting- year. The campus also has been named the UC San Diego campus and collabo- work to make the smart city vision our response, as well as being a cost sav- Public input on drone use by CVPD is
edge research, teaching, and action in the top public university in Washing- rates with community partners locally a reality. As part of this process, the ing measure." welcomed; please email UASTeam@
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and local and global engagement. consecutive years. collaboration enhances the impact made on what they view as desirable features
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Penitensia
much suffering by putting wheels at
the end of their wooden cross. The
most notorious Good Friday spectacles
sufferings including Filipino Catholics
who have been fully aware of them since
childhood.
Catholic Church
( Continued from page 2 )
( Continued from page 2 )
were staged in towns of San Fernando,
On Good Fridays, some Filipinos all Pampanga and Angono, Rizal where God is dead - Accompany Jesus closely dur-
over the Philippines would fulll their people were actually nailed to a cross as ing these days through "generous
religious vows by physically punishing fulllment of their religious vows! From this time to the rest of the after- prayer and sacrice in atonement
or hurting themselves as a penance for noon, it usually got to be boring for us of our sins and that of the whole
their sins. Others would do so in grati- Solemn Good Friday kids for we were prevented from playing
tude to God for fullling their wishes; and having fun because God is dead!
world, meditating on the Gos-
like the time when they vowed to God People were supposed to observe From the time Christ died up to his re- pel passages which narrate His
that if He would heal their sick child, solemnity on Good Fridays. Television birth on Easter Sunday, his images in all passion and death to realize how
they would undertake such a sacrice on stations and movie theaters only showed churches would be covered with a violet much He loves you";
Good Fridays. religious programs or movies. Some veil. In the evening of Good Friday, we
Destiny: Scholarship The Good Friday sacrice or Peni- were closed the entire day. Hence, on would watch the Senaculo, the passion
- Attend the Holy Week services
tensiya (penitents) was done in various Good Fridays, people never got tired play of the life of Jesus Christ performed on Holy Thursday and Good
( Continued from page 1 )
ways. Many would walk half-naked in of watching such religious classics like by town people in the town plaza. Friday and of course, attend
possible. the street as they struck their backs with The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Holy Week would end joyously on Mass on Palm Sunday and Easter
raising a son, and raising a girl small branches of trees for hours till Marcelino Pan Y Vino, Sta. Rita de Easter Sunday when Christ would come
WITH THE HELP OF HIS TEACHER blood would cover their body. Sunday.
Casia, The Greatest Story Ever Told, to life again. In the early morning of
was an extra blessing. She would MIMI SANGALANG, WHOM HE When I was in the province of Marin- The Bible, and others. Old folks that day, the ritual of salubong would
- Visit the Eucharistic Jesus in the
walk and pick her up to and from DIDNT KNOW WAS ALSO HIS duque for a Holy Week vacation with a Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday in
discouraged the young from undergoing be held. The image of the Virgin Mary, different churches, the so-called Visita
school every day, cook dinner, AUNT, Freddie earned money as a jani- friend. I witnessed some people cutting long trips or travel on Good Fridays lest with a black veil covering her face and
tor in an ofce building after school. He the skin at the back of the penitents with Iglesia.
and clean the house. On Sundays, they would meet an accident. We young head, would be taken out of the church, - Struggle to live a holy life, avoid-
lied to Mimi when he told her he had a a razor blade so that blood could easily kids were told not to climb trees for we followed by a procession of women
she went to church and spent place to stay. He thought she had already ooze out when the back is struck with would fall from it. with lighted candles. The image of Jesus
ing sins which are the cause of Christs
time with her fellow Filipino helped him so much he didnt want to a whip. Others would carry a wooden passion and death; and practicing the
We were also discouraged from swim- Christ depicting his rebirth would also virtues.
domestic maids in a park. But burden her with shelter. He continued to cross for miles in the heat of the sun. ming in the river because according to be taken out followed by a procession
sleep in the streets, go to school, and do In an ironic way, some people avoided - Say many acts of love, of contrition,
her illegal status had bothered his job at night.
the barrio folks, the river was full of of men. It would take the route opposite atonement, and reparation for our sins
her. She was worried she might blood of Jesus Christ. People who par- that of the Virgin Mary. At a designated and those of the entire humanity.
Why do you keep wearing the same ticipated in the sacrice of the penitents place in one part of the town, the two
be picked up by the immigration clothes? the security guard at the ofce - Perform works of mercy with the
vowed that their wounds were miracu- would meet, and an angel or a dove people around us, especially with those
police and deported. building told him. And you smell so to college with the scholarships you are lously healed as soon as they swam in would remove the veil of the Virgin
Why not marry an American citizen? bad. sure to receive. who are in need.
the river. Mary to signify the end of her mourning - If youre going to participate in a pro-
a friend suggested. That way he can pe- Embarrassed, Freddie had to confess. But I would still need money for and the two images would go back to the
tition you so you can get a green card. In that case, you can sleep at the my living expenses, maam, Freddie cession, offer up your tiredness for the
Visita Iglesia Church together. A little girl sitting on entire Church, the conversion of sinners,
The thought of marrying a stranger was ofce you are cleaning. You can stay replied. The scholarships only cover a chair suspended from an arch usually
not appealing due to her conservative there after you clean it and leave before tuition costs. in reparation for sins, for those who are
On Good Fridays, many Filipinos ob- played the angel. If a dove was used, suffering, etc. Also offer up small daily
upbringing. the ofce workers would arrive in the I can get you a scholarship that would served the custom of Visita Iglesia, the it was tied to a long stick used to scoop
You dont need to be in love with morning. Just dont tell it to anybody, take care of your living expenses. You sacrices for the same intentions.
practice of visiting as many churches as the veil of the Virgin Mary.
him, the friend commented. You can it would just be between the two of can live in the school dorm and have possible to reect on the death of Jesus Easter Sunday, my mother always
pay him so it could be a pretend mar- us, the elderly security guard sug- enough money for books, clothes and SOCIAL MEDIA AND RELIGION
Christ. In accordance with the teachings insisted, was Christmas day, because
riage. $20,000 is the current rate for gested. And take a shower and buy new other expenses. in the Bible, people were not allowed to Christ was born again. It is called Pas-
such cases. Some of our friends have clothes. Is that so? Ive looked around and Meanwhile, in an interview with
eat meat on Good Fridays. One of my ko ng Pagkabuhay (Christmas Rebirth). ANC's Beyond Politics, CBCP President
done so. Freddie was grateful the broken pieces didnt nd such a scholarship. And I aunts in the province used to buy a sack That meant all of our family members
Mona toyed with the idea. She could of his life were being put together. Now dont know if I will qualify for it. Archbishop Socrates Villegas said social
of fresh oysters in the nearby Hagonoy should be at our parents home in Que- media may be changing the way people
have saved half of the money and he had a job and money to spend, could There is. And you will. town of Bulacan as part of the Good zon City to share the Sunday lunch. We
borrow the rest from her employer, espe- continue his education, and had a sort of Mimi was lying. There was no such view Lent.
Friday lunch feast of our clan, which we do not get any Christmas gifts though, "Holy Week is not telling people what
cially since she could promise she would residence. If only he could get hold of scholarship yet, at least as far as she ate under a star apple tree outside the probably because gift giving once a year
continue to work for them. She liked her his mother whom he knew was sending knew. But she was sure there would be to do; it's meditating on what God
house, picnic style. maybe more than enough for my dearly has done for us. That seems to be the
job and loved the little girl, which they money to his late Aunt Maura. one for her nephew. It would be The As early as ten oclock in the morn- beloved mother. - AJ
Peter Sangalang Scholarship, named af- change: when the focus was more on
Philippines
could see. But eventually, she realized it Like his mother, Freddie had to ing on Good Fridays, we would start
might be too risky. There was a crack- contend with the misfortune that befell ter her departed brother, who had raped what we should do," he said.
listening to the Siete Palabras (Seven Villegas stressed, "whatever you do
down on illegal immigrants; approvals him. To compensate, he worked hard in Freddies mother and ruined her future. Words) on the radio. It is a narration of
of visa petitions for marriage with U.S. his job as a janitor and studied harder. What course do you want to take? ( Continued from page 1 ) during Holy Week, make sure that Christ
the last moments of Jesus Christ, high- is there."
citizens were subject to strict scrutiny. His intelligence benetted him as he Medicine. I want to fulll the dream lighted by the seven last words before ceived in terms of security and
She would be required to live with her remained at the top of his class. He had of my mother and her parents. He was not averse to families using the
a few remaining months of high school
he died. Every one of us knew this story public order. short break for vacation or relaxation,
supposed husband under one roof and by heart, but we listened to it on Good These are Costa Rica, 4th; Colombia,
be inspected occasionally to ensure the and would graduate as a valedictorian, (To be continued) saying he would not judge them as being
Fridays to reect on the last moments of 5th; Nicaragua 8th; Honduras, 11th, "unholy."
marriage was legitimate. an honor of which his teacher and aunt, Jesus Christ and his sacrice for us. By Peru and Belize, 14th; Bolivia, 18th and He cited as example, the family may
Eventually, she met a Puerto Rican Mimi Sangalang, was secretly proud. three oclock in the afternoon, the exact Dominican Republic, 20th. have been separated or have lived sepa-
who professed true love for her. Mona Do you already know what to pursue hour of his death, Jesus Christ would In Europe, Spain ranked 7th; Portugal rately and use the long weekend to bond.
was still beautiful despite her age. She in college? she once asked her nephew. utter his last words: Ama ko, naganap 9th; Malta, 10th, Italy, 13th and France "The God I know tells me that when
had never experienced true love despite I cant afford to go to college, Fred- na ang lahat (My father, everything is 16th. members of the family go together in
being a mother. Peter Sangalang, her die replied. I will just apply to work as done!)! The report said most of these countries love and grow together in compas-
rapist, had stolen her youth and inno- a clerk. These days Jesus Christs sacrice have an established pension and medi- sion and bond together, God becomes
cence, which affected her career path as But you can do it. You will gradu- is vividly depicted in Mel Gibsons cal system, mild climate, pleasant and happy," he said.
well. It was too late to rue her misfor- ate as a valedictorian, and you are very blockbuster lm, The Passion of Jesus natural environment and the prices of "So yes, you can go to the beach, yes,
tune, but a happy marital bliss was still intelligent. You can easily get a free ride Christ. Many are moved by Christs commodities are low. but don't forget Christ because I'd rather
that you go to the beach and you bond as

Pope Francis
tory on the CT Australian leg and best Australian threat Jack Freestone (AUS) a family with Christ in your midst rather
ever start to the elite Championship . Despite this being Freestone's second than stay at home and not mind each
season. The win pushes Florence up to year on the CT, the young charger made other's needs or keep a grudge against
rst on the Jeep Leaderboard and he will his mark at this event with big wins over ( Continued from page 7 )
one another. That is not Christ-like," he
sport the coveted Jeep Leader Jersey top seeds. Unfortunately, Freestone met explained. But as Easter shows us, the added.
heading into Bells Beach. his match in the Seminals and was not Cross is the way and not the nal end.
"This is one of my favourite places to
come to in the world," said Florence.
"There is such an abundance of different
able to hold on against eventual winner
Florence. Freestone's 3rd place nish
will give him a boost up to 8th on the
The end, he said, is glory.
To illustrate this, he said, Jesus used a
beautiful image with his disciples at
U.K. Party
( Continued from page 1 )
and amazing waves. The crowd we get Jeep Leaderboard. the Last Supper. When a woman is in
for the event is awesome and it's just Freestone opened up the day a huge travail she has sorrow, because her hour Barry Gardiner, UK shadow
such a special event. Thank you to my upset as he eliminated Owen Wright has come; but when she is delivered of trade secretary, said that it was
mom and family. My mom would take (AUS) in the Quarternals. Wright the child, she no longer remembers the shocking to hear Fox talking
me and my brothers to all of our surng looked in great form, but an equipment anguish, for joy that a child is born into
the world (John 16:21).
about shared common values
events when we were kids and was al- malfunction during a set wave caused
Surng News: ways supportive. I wish she was here to him to fall on his bottom turn. Wright Giving ones life, not possessing it. with Duterte.

John John Florence wins Drug


celebrate, but I know they are watching was unable to nd the 5.51 required to This is what mothers do: they give an-
at home. My support crew here has been combat Freestone. Wright came into this other life; they suffer, but then they are "Im sorry, but we do not have these
really great and fun to surf and just hang event ranked No. 1, but will now move lled with joy, happy because they have shared common values with President

Aware Margaret River Pro out with, so thank you to those guys." to 2nd on the Jeep Leaderboard with his
5th place nish. "I kind of liked that
given birth to another life, he said. Duterte who wants to bring back the
death penalty and lower the age of
criminal responsibility to nine," Gar-
The Final saw a dramatic nish as the start was a bit slow because then it Love is an engine
Florence Claims WSL Jeep Final. Florence lit up Western
Florence charged through Main Break would come down to what wave you Love gives birth to life and it even diner said.
Leader Jersey Heading into Australia and dominated the event with The shadow trade secretary added
with massive laybacks and powerful were going to choose and what tactics gives meaning to suffering, he contin-
near-perfect scores in almost every heat. that the British government should not
Bells Beach The reigning WSL Champion continued rail-carves. Andino fought back with you were going to play," said Wright. ued. Love is the engine that makes our
sacrice its fundamental principles
a big air reverse and clean snaps for a "But that did not go to plan at all. Jack hope go forward. I repeat: love is the
his form throughout the Quarternals, in expanding trade with countries all
Reigning WSL Champion John John 13.60 two-wave score. Despite Andino's [Freestone] took off on a wave that had a engine that makes our hope go forward.
Seminals and Final in solid six-to-eight around the world.
Florence (HAW) claimed victory at the technical maneuvers, Florence kept on lesser-score, but then a perfect one came And each of us can ask ourselves: Do I
foot (2 - 2.5 metre) waves at Margaret The newspaper report, however, noted
second stop of the World Surf League pace with his previous performances through for me and a n popped out on love? Have I learned to love? Do I love
River's Main Break. that Fox raised questions over human
(WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the to earn a phenomenal 19.03 combined my bottom turn. Brand new board, brand every day to love more? because love
score to close out the day. "I was new ns, and the n box was tight, but is the engine that makes our hope go rights and corruption during his meeting
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after Florence's success marks his rst vic-
really excited to get out there and just the n just popped out on the bottom forward. with Duterte. These issues would act as
defeating Kolohe Andino (USA) in the
stay focused on my own surng at this turn. I just skidded out and fell on my As we enter into the Easter Triduum, a barrier to future trade opportunities.
event," continued Florence. "I feel like back. It was such a good wave. All the he said, let us allow ourselves to be Meanwhile, the UK Department of In-
I learned a ton last year. I have been best to Jack. I am just a bit bummed that enwrapped by the mystery of Jesus who, ternational Trade (DIT) said that Britain
working closely on my equipment and that went that way for me." like a grain of wheat, in dying gave us will not hold back from facing barriers
my boards feel incredible right now. Filipe Toledo (BRA) fell to Andino life. He is the seed of our hope. to trade and investments after the Brexit.
Surng against Kolohe [Andino] in the in a close Seminal matchup by only Pope Francis concluded: I would like "We do not shy away from confront-
Final was really cool. He used to always 0.63-points. The two went blow for blow to give you a homework assignment. It ing barriers to trade and investment
beat me in the national events when we but it was Andino who took the win. The will do us all good to stop in front of the including issues of human rights and
were kids, so it was nice to get one back heat was briey put on a precautionary crucix, to look at it, and to say to Jesus corruption. Greater knowledge and un-
on him. Andino's runner-up nish is hold halfway through the heat due to Crucied: With you, nothing is lost. derstanding of one another will increase
his best result in Margaret River and will fear of a shark presence in the lineup. With you I can always hope. You are my our ability to address those issues that
move him up to 3rd place on the Jeep Event organizers fully assessed the area hope. concern us," a spokesperson from the
Leaderboard. Andino has yet to solidify before resuming the event. DIT said.
an event win on the elite Champion- Toledo, who was absent at last year's Fox's visit to the Philippines is part of
ship Tour, but will now look to Bells to event due to an injury, put on a stun- the UK government's "Global Britain"
improve his 2017 World Title cam- ning performance throughout the day to initiative to promote British business
paign. "I'm really stoked with this earn a 3rd place result. Toledo will also that could bring jobs to the country
event," Andino said. "The waves today climb from 25th to 8th place on the Jeep keep it going. following its exit from the European
-- and the entire event for that matter Leaderboard. Toledo previously ousted Florence also eliminated former event Union.
-- have been awesome. You can't ask for 2015 WSL Champion and former event winner Michel Bourez (PYF) in the In a statement published after his meet-
much more than big swell and offshore winner, Adriano de Souza (BRA) , in the Quarternals. ing with Duterte, Fox said that the UK
winds. I know I work as hard as anyone all-Brazilian Quarternal matchup. Earlier in the day, Jordy Smith (ZAF) wants to continue its partnership with
else on tour and my surng is there, but was dispatched by Andino in the Quar- the Philippines.
I just need to work on competing right. "That was a really strange heat," ternals. Smith put up a solid battle "My visit to the region is an impor-
This event was really John's [Florence] Toledo said. "Stopping half way through with two excellent 8-point rides, but it tant part of the UKs outward looking
to lose. I am glad I was on the other side then resuming, it was hard to stay was not enough to overcome Andino's approach to trade and investment and I
of the draw as he was ripping so hard all focussed out there. I'm really happy with incredible, near-perfect 18.77 combined look forward to meeting with govern-
event. I've been competing against John my result here. This is a place where score. Smith will walk away with an ments and businesses to discuss how
since as long as I can remember and he I feel I don't get much attention so to Equal 5th place nish and 4th ranking we can work more closely together to
has always pushed me a lot, so it was show everyone that I can perform in heading in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. overcome barriers to trade and ensure
cool to share a CT Final with him." conditions like this is really good for me. Highlights from the Drug Aware globalization acts as a force for good,
I can deal with big open face waves and Margaret River Pro are available at spreading prosperity," Fox said in an
Seminals powerful surf. I just want to make sure I WorldSurfLeague.com. article published by BusinessWorld.
Seminal 1 saw Florence take down can take this form with me to Bells and Source: World Surf League
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9 best benets
( Continued from page 4 )
bone density loss in various parts of the
body, owing to its rich mixture of vita-
mins, nutrients, and hormone-mimicking
chemical components.

Pope Francis homework


Circulatory System: High iron levels in
a persons diet are important if they want
to avoid anemia and its brutal symptoms.
Iron is found in high concentrations
within loquat, which is good news for
your red blood cells. Iron is a necessary
assignment for Holy Week
part of hemoglobin, which transports Enter the Easter Triduum
oxygenated red blood cells throughout as a school of love
the body, thus boosting circulation. This
can speed healing, increase energy, and VATICAN CITY Pope
ensure that all your organ systems are Francis has given Christians a
working at full capacity!
Word of Caution: When we consume homework assignment for
anything in high volumes, it can be toxic Holy Week, inviting them to
for one reason or another, but when you contemplate the Cross as a school
consume too much loquat leaf extract (a of love.
concentrated form occasionally sold in There, at the most extreme point of
health food stores or naturally derived), In this school, he said, we learn a his self-abasement which is also
a strange thing happens. People have humble logic in which one who loves the summit of love our hope sprang
reported toxic myopathy as a result, loses power and one who is greedy forth, the pope explained.
which consists of weakness and non- ends up losing everything to his Speaking off the cuff to the crowds,
specic pain. Consume loquat and its nasty thirst. Pope Francis said: Were one to ask me:
derived products in moderation. www. Speaking to an estimated 10,000 faith- Where does hope come from? From
organicfacts.net ful and pilgrims at todays general audi- the Cross! Look at the Cross. Look at

#ReliefPH ence in St. Peters Square, the popes Christ Crucied. That is the source of
reection is the latest in his series on unfailing hope, the hope that endures to
Christian hope. eternal life.
( Continued from page 1 ) Jesus has transformed our sin into
On Wednesday, Social Wel- Worldly hopes crumble before the forgiveness, our death into resurrection,
fare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Cross our fear into trust. That is why our hope
together with Assistant Secre- Reecting on Jesus triumphant entry comes from, and is always revived, on
into Jerusalem, Pope Francis said that the Cross, he said.
tary Anton Hernandez, ew to
many people in the crowd placed great
Tingloy to personally check the hope in him: Some expected miracles Do you want to be a winner?
situation of the residents here. and great signs, while others were look- He who chooses the way of humble
In a meeting with the mayor, ing for demonstrations of power and love makes the winning choice, Pope
even freedom from their enemies. Francis continued. To many, he said, the
other local ofcials, and social way of humble love might seem like a
But who would have imagined that
workers, Taguiwalo gave assur- shortly thereafter, Jesus would be losing logic.
ances that the agency will pro- humiliated, scourged, and condemned to It can seem to be a losing logic, he
vide water and additional family death on the Cross? acknowledged, because one who loves
food packs to the town. Their worldly hopes crumbled before loses power. Have you thought about
the Cross, he said, and sometimes ours this? One who loves, who gives, loses
"We will immediately deliver do to. But, he added, the Cross is also power. He divests himself of something;
water and additional food packs where true hope is born. to love is a gift. In reality, the logic of
even on Holy Thursday Since the seed that dies of humble love
it's disaster situation, we will Hail O Cross, our only hope is the way of God, and only this bears
Jesus words as he entered Jerusalem fruit.
take care of transportation costs," can help us understand the mystery of We can see this in ourselves, he
Taguiwalo told local ofcials. hope, Pope Francis said. Unless a grain continued. Possessing always drives us
The DSWD has already extended a of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it re- to want something else: I have obtained
total of P1,598,296 worth of relief as- mains alone; but if it dies, it bears much one thing for myself, and immediately I
sistance to the affected families in the fruit (Jn 12:24). want something bigger, and so it goes,
province in the form of tents, blankets, Think of a grain of wheat or a tiny and I am never satised.
bottled water, and ready-to-eat food. seed that falls to the ground, he said. This is a nasty thirst, he said. The
A total of 6,247 families or 27,437 If it remains closed in on itself nothing more you have, the more you want.
individuals have been displaced across happens; whereas if it breaks open and But one who is greedy is never satised
Batangas, the DSWD said. gives life to a sprout, then to a blade, and ends up losing everything, Pope
More than 6,000 families or about then to a plant, and then the plant yields Francis said. On the other hand, one
27,000 individuals are taking shelter fruit. who accepts, who is available and serves
in 62 evacuation centers while 123 Jesus brought a new hope into the is a winner. He saves himself and
families or 529 people chose to stay with world. Like the seed, he became tiny and others; he becomes a seed of hope for
relatives or friends, like De Austria. fell to the earth through his Incarna- the world.
Rappler.com tion. But for divine love, that was not
enough. In order to bear fruit, Jesus What we can learn from mothers
loved those who were his own to the This way of loving necessarily involves
end, allowing himself to be broken by the cross and sacrice for us, the pope
death as the seed is broken underground. ( Continued on page 6 )

Keep smiling
Just read that 4,153,237 people got America is a country which produces
married last year. Not to cause any citizens who will cross the ocean to ght
trouble, but shouldn't that be an even for democracy but won't cross the street
number? to vote.
You know that tingly little feeling
Today a man knocked on my door you get when you like someone? That's
and asked for a small donation towards your common sense leaving your body.
the local swimming pool. I gave him a Did you know that dolphins are so
glass of water. smart that within a few weeks of captiv-
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, ity, they can train people to stand on the
like my grandfather Not screaming very edge of the pool and throw sh at
and yelling like the passengers in his car. them?
If I had a dollar for every girl that My therapist says I have a preoccu-
found me unattractive, they would even- pation with vengeance. Well, we'll see
tually nd me attractive. about that!
I nd it ironic that the colors red, I think my neighbor is stalking me
white, and blue stand for freedom until as she's been googling my name on her
they are ashing behind you. computer. I saw it through my telescope
When wearing a bikini, women last night.
reveal 90% of their body. Men are so Strong people don't put others down.
polite they only look at the covered They lift them up and slam them on the
parts. ground for maximum effect.
A recent study has found that women Its true that money talks. Unfortu-
who carry a little extra weight live lon- nately, all mine ever says is good-bye.
ger than the men who mention it. Im not fat! Im just... easier to see.
Relationships are a lot like algebra. If you think nobody cares whether
Have you ever looked at your X and you're alive, try missing a couple of pay-
wondered Y? ments and nd out.

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Lifestyle
Amid tremors, couple pushes through with wedding in Batangas
love. resulting to a temporary halt of the
ceremony.
The couple was scheduled to tie the
knot at the Our Lady of Mercy Par- Photographer Jonathan Vital was
ish in Taysan, Batangas on Saturday witness to the unrelenting desire of the
afternoon when a powerful earthquake couple to get married.
struck.

The Passion of Christ


The following article the Pas-
sion of Christ was written by
Warren Mueller, a Christian
author of books and articles
based on what the Bible teaches, Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Tay- A couple pushed through with their
as well as ctional books with A couple pushed through with their ABS CBN News | MANILA, san, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Jona- wedding at the grotto of Our Lady of
wedding at the grotto of Our Lady of 4/9/2017 - The wedding must than Vital of Vital Image Photo Mercy Parish in Taysan, Batangas on
Biblical themes. I could not have Mercy Parish in Taysan, Batangas on
go on. For Mark Coliyat and Jen Saturday (April 9, 2017)following an
written about this profound topic Saturday (April 9, 2017) following an The quake, which was felt in parts of earthquake. Photo courtesy of Jonathan
any better myself! earthquake. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Peradilla, no earthquake can stand Metro Manila and nearby provinces, Vital of Vital Image Photo
Vital of Vital Image Photo between their promise of unending caused fear among the wedding guests
Passion of Christ In a phone interview with ABS-CBN
News, Vital said dust from the church

What to do
By Warren Mueller lawyer, you may tell the immigration of- If ICE Stops You in Public
cers that you want to speak to a lawyer.
What is the passion of Christ? ( Continued from page 2 ) If you have a lawyer, you have You may refuse a search. If you are
Many would say it is the period mankind. For the sake of restoring the right to talk to them. If you have a stopped for questioning but are not ar-
humans to fellowship with God, he made You have the right to remain signed Form G-28, which shows you have rested, you do not have to consent to a
of intense suffering in the life himself nothing, taking the very nature silent. You do not need to speak to the a lawyer, give it to an ofcer. search of yourself or your belongings,
of Jesus from the Garden of of a servant by being made in human immigration ofcers or answer any If you do not have a lawyer, but an ofcer may pat down your
Gethsemane to the crucixion. likeness (Philippians 2:6-7). His passion- questions. ask an immigration ofcer for a list of pro clothes if he or she suspects you have
ate love caused him to leave the glory of If you are asked where you bono lawyers. a weapon.
To others, the passion of Christ were born or how you entered the
heaven to take human form and live an You also have the right to con-
evokes images of gruesome pun- obedient life of self-sacrice required by United States, you may refuse to answer tact your consulate. The consulate may be Consult an experienced immigration
ishment depicted in movies such or remain silent. ceiling started to fall near the altar just
the holiness of God. Only such a seless able to assist you in locating a lawyer. attorney to discuss your particular
If you choose to remain silent, as the couple took their seat.
as Mel Gibsons The Passion of life could produce the pure and innocent You can refuse to sign any/all situation and to know more about your "I was near the back of the church and
blood sacrice required to cover the sins say so out loud.
The Christ. Certainly, these views You may show a know-your-
paperwork until you have had the oppor- rights. the ground started shaking, I saw the
of those who put their faith in him (John tunity to speak to a lawyer.
are correct, but I have discovered 3:16; Ephesians 1:7). rights card to the ofcer that explains whole church shake and a pretty large
If you choose to sign something Atty. Aurora Vega-Buzon is a partner amount of dust from the front altar
that there is much more to the The passion of Christ was directed that you will remain silent and wish to without speaking to a lawyer, be sure you in Chua Tinsay & Vega, A Professional
speak to a lawyer started to fall, all of us we're in shock
passion of Christ. by the Fathers will and resulted in a understand exactly what the document Legal Corporation (CTV) - a full ser- and started to run out the church, it was
life whose purpose was the cross (John You may refuse to show iden- says and means before you sign it. vice law rm with ofces in San Fran-
tity documents that say what country a pretty good 15 seconds of earthquake,"
What does it mean to be passionate? 12:27). All the above rights also apply when cisco, San Diego and Philippines. The
you are from. Vital detailed further in an email.
Websters Dictionary denes passion as Jesus was dedicated to accomplish the ICE visits your workplace or when ICE information presented in this article is
Do not show any false docu- He said wedding guests then started
extreme, compelling emotion or intense requirements foretold by prophecies and stops you in public. In addition, remem- for general information only and is not,
ments and do not lie. to rush outside fearing that the church
emotional drive. the will of the Father. In Matthew 4:8-9, ber the following: nor intended to be, formal legal advice would collapse.
the devil offered Jesus the kingdoms of nor the formation of an attorney-client
You have the right to speak to Despite the earthquake, the couple
What was the source of the passion of the world in exchange for his worship. If ICE Visits Your Workplace relationship. Call or e-mail CTV for
a lawyer. If you are detained or taken insisted on continuing the wedding.
Christ? It was his intense love for man- This offer represented a way for Jesus to an in-person or phone consultation to
into custody, you have the right to im- The couple accepted the offer of church
kind. The great love of Jesus resulted establish his kingdom on earth without If you are asked to stand in a group discuss your particular situation and/
mediately contact a lawyer. organizers to prepare a makeshift garden
in his extreme commitment to walk a the cross. It may have seemed like an according to immigration status, you do or how their services may be retained
Even if you do not have a setup at the grotto outside of the Church.
very precise and narrow path to redeem ( Continued on page 11 ) not have to move, or you can move to an at (619) 955-6277; (415) 495-8088; Vital added that another tremor was felt
area that is not designated for a particular auvega@ctvattys.com as organizers were setting up near the
group.

Rancho Costa Verde


( Continued on page 10 )

13th of the Month Fatima Devotion


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2017is
isthe
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Planned Technology Baja


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Rancho Costa Verde is a 900 plus Solar Powered custom homes The breath taking beauty of Baja what you will see: the 20-footSolemnity
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munity just south of San Felipe that conveniences of traditional elec- many unique features of Rancho cross and the grotto of our lady of among the many volunteers who
offers breathtaking 180-degree sea tric homes. Solar technology is ad- Costa Verde is that no matter where
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Easter Sunday at the Vatican


the more God was deemed honored.

Then of course, there were the muse-


ums in Rome. I cant recall if we saw
the works of Leonardo da Vinci like the
Mona Lisa and the Last Supper at
the Louvres Museum in Paris or the
Museum in Rome, but denitely, the
highlight of our visit was craning our
neck at the Michelangelos paintings
on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It
was supposed to be the moment, one
rare occasion one was supposed to soak
in and enjoy. A moment that should
be captured in time, until we heard
mufed shrieks in one of the rooms of
the museum. It turned out that the top
Filipino Comedian Dolphy and his son
It was the year 2000. The guests would request meat dishes on
Vandolf, were in another tour, and the
Vatican declared it a Jubilee Year, such occasion. I do not remember what
the priest advised her on the matter of other Filipinos in our group caught a
celebrating the Second Millen- religion and tourism prot. glimpse of them and got excited. Dolphy
nium of the Birth of Jesus Christ. I remember an ofce mate of mine and Vandolf preferred over the Sistine
Chapel by their fans? It would be a great
Tradition has it that if one passes years ago, when I was still part of the
and unexpected honor for the comedians
through the doors of Saint Peters work force, bringing ham sandwich
for lunch one Good Friday. After I re- indeed!
Basilica during a Jubilee year, minded her of our custom, she rational-
his sins would be absolved and ized: Di bale, nasa Amerika na naman Tivoli I was left alone with my family, and declared a Jubillee Year to mark the it would be too easy. I continue to pray
he would be assured of going to tayo (Thats alright, we are already in somehow, our spirits sank. We recovered Second Millennium of the Birth of Jesus and be pious, hoping against hope that
America), as though God exempts The next day, Holy Saturday was spent our composure and decided to enjoy Christ. Tradition has it that if one passes when my time comes, I would deserve
Heaven. I passed through those by our group visiting the town of Tivoli the extra day with or without our tour through the gate of Saint Peters Basilica to be in the Kingdom of God. - AJ
those living in the United States from
doors several times with my fam- the Churchs Teachings. (spelled I lov it backwards) where mates. We took a cab to attend the Easter during that year, his sins would be ab-
ily that year. But I am not count- But that was not the end of my story we saw a park with hundreds, if not Sunday mass at the Vatican Square, and solved and he would be assured of going
ing on it. I thought it would be on eating meat on Good Fridays. That thousands of water fountains atop a hill just like in any other big cities in the to Heaven. I passed through that gate
evening in Rome, we were brought to overlooking an Italian town. If you think world, the Italian taxi driver gave us an several times with my family that year.
too easy. I continue to pray and it would not be possible, you should see unexpected tour that ended up with an But I am not counting on it. I thought
be pious, hoping against hope that an authentic Italian Restaurant. You
know, the dingy room, the tables made it to believe it. The afternoon was free extra charge.
when my time comes, I would of thick uneven wood, and the wood and we were able to explore the area
deserve to be in the Kingdom of benches to sit on instead of chairs. It and do what seemed to be unthinkable: Everybody was trooping to the site of
enjoying Gelato, the Italian ice cream, the mass. All of a sudden, the surround-
God. was a packaged excursion, and the
in the middle of a Roman Square with ings looked exactly like what we see on
waiters served us a plateful of assorted
meat dishes. hundreds of tourists around us. television on such occasion. The mass
But it is Good Friday, I protested. Easter Sunday was supposed to be the was said by the Pope in Latin as ags
By Simeon G. Silverio, Jr. After explaining to him that it was end of the tour when everybody was of various nationalities were waved
Publisher & Editor against our religion to eat meat on supposed to y back home. I do not everywhere. When the Pope said his
The San Diego Asian Journal that particular day, the head waiter know if the tour organizer was stupid Easter greetings in different languages,
replaced our familys meal with dried or a masochist. Leave Vatican on Easter we yelled out a loud cheer together with
seafood, a.k.a. hard and bland tasting Sunday, the highlight of the Holy Week? a handful of other Filipinos when we
San Diego, California calamari while our tour mates feasted My family and I opted to stay another heard the words, Maligayang Pasko
April 15, 2006 on the meat dishes of the day. Again, I day and pay extra for our hotel accom- (Merry Christmas) from the Pontiff.

H
was surprised that modern-day Italians modations. When we woke up that day, Easter Sunday, as my mother would tell
we were saddened when we realized that
appy Easter to all! do not follow the rule to the letter, com-
we were the only ones left. The people
us, is the day of Christs rebirth, hence
considered as another Christmas Day.
pared to the much more pious Filipinos
(at least during Holy Week!) whom the we met, traveled and were friends with It was the year 2000, which the Church
As I sit in front of my Europeans colonized and Christianized. for two weeks were all of sudden gone.
computer, staring at the blank
screen while attempting to write St. Peters
my column for the week, I real- Attend a free presentation on Philippine
Earlier that day, we went inside St.
ized that I have no more Easter Peters Basilica so as pay our respect
stories to tell. Naikuwento ko and say our prayers, though we spent
properties (houses and condomiums) by
nang lahat (I have told every- most of the time gawking around,
taking pictures and soaking in the
Vista Land, one of the largest and leading
thing)! From my experiences
during Holy Week as a youth in experience. housing developers in the Philippines.
I never expected to have an audience
our province in the Philippines with the Pope, Pope John Paul II then,
to the Easter traditions I have because those privileges are only for
experienced here in the United the VIPs and the ultra-religious who You can use them as your residence,
States, our readers could recount have served and sacriced so much for
the Church. But what do you know?
vacation homes and/or income
them with closed eyes. I was
about to change my topic when
All of a sudden, people around us got
excited, and congregated in one area of
generating rental properties.
I remembered that during a few the Church.
memorable days in the year 2000, The Pope is here, my wife told
me, as she pushed my daughters to be The projects are all over the Philippines
we spent Easter at the Vatican. ahead of the receiving line. It was too
late for me to react, and before I knew including in Boracay, a world-famous
It was a European tour that took it, I was behind a big ank of people. I tourist spot where you can buy a condo unit for only $70,000+ with
my family and myself to London, saw the tip of the Popes headgear and
Paris and Rome. On the last leg
his big scepter pass through over the a monthly payment of about $400; Tagaytay; Baguio City; Makati business area; and in
heads of people in front of me. All I
of our trip, we arrived in Rome on could do was raise my camera up high several cities and towns all over the Philippines (including, maybe, your hometown).
a Good Friday, and at lunch, we like a periscope and started clicking
were ushered into a local tavern for pictures. Fortunately, I got good
shots, in addition to the glimpses of the
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I did not wait and stand for hours to
of Italian preserved meat. It was be part of the Papal Mass held at the
too late before we realized that it Rizal Park. I was nonchalantly walking
was Good Friday and eating meat along Rizal Avenue near Tayuman
during that day was a no-no for us Street in Manila when all of a sudden,
the Popes motorcade whizzed through.
Catholics. Everybody, it seemed, It turned out that the Pope held a mass
was doing it, in a place called the for the poor people in Tondo, where
center of the Catholic world that is Imelda, the infamous First Lady of the
Vatican. If ever this practice were dictator Ferdinand Marcos, covered the
sight of the squatter shanties with huge
to be strictly enforced, I expected faade with drawings of buildings and
to have it implemented in the seat nice homes like the movie sets at the
of the Papal Throne more than Universal Studios in Hollywood. I saw
anywhere else in the world. The the Pope in the Popemobile, standing
up and waving at me. Okay, at us, the
Italian meat did not even taste pedestrians along the way. The third
good. I guess one has to have an and last time I saw the Pope in person
acquired taste to enjoy it. was when he celebrated the Easter
Sunday mass at the Vatican Square two
At least in the Philippines, people strict- days later.
ly follow the no meat rule. I remember
my aunt purchasing sack-full of oysters Memorable sights
from the nearby shing town of Hagonoy
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Spiritual Life
Half My Life:
The Testimony of a Father and his Special Needs Child
by Joseph Lim
33rd INSTALLMENT careful. For example, if he bends down ally walk backward into the street or level of independence for Jordan when
to pick up something or crawls under a parking lot without paying attention if he got older. That hope took a big hit
Getting Stronger table for whatever reason, he watches
out not to bump his head on the way up.
there are any oncoming carsreally
scary, even though he doesnt mean it.
when Jordan was diagnosed with type
1 diabetes. With the autism, we always
April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday As adolescence sets in for Jordan, so
do the expected affects. For example, the
He knows to put his helmet on when he
rides his bike or scooter, though its not
He still does these things even though
we have told him time and time again to
knew that Jordan would need a personal
caretaker for typical activities and every-

St. Peters Feet voice crackinghes still in transition, clear if he understands the purpose of be careful not to. Moreover, he doesnt day living situations as described in the
and we think he sounds really cute with the protective gear. Im pretty sure he automatically wash his hands before previous section. But the diabetes just
his new deeper manlier voice. There are wont eat just anything on the ground meals or brush his teeth in the morning solidied the fact that his life completely
Joke of the week: One day, I was going smelly, arthritic, diabetic and deformed that he sees. I think hed be careful not and at bedtime or shower once a day depends on it. Put it this way, if he does
to the store, and Thea wanted to go with feet. The Bible mentions feet more also the rst signs of facial hairjust a
small shadow at certain angles for now, to pick up a live rat or snake thats hiss- or know to pick out the clean clothes not take his insulin, he could die. If he
me. I told her she could go, but she had than hundred times. God said: Do not ing at him. And Im condent he will not to wear versus the dirty ones or know takes the wrong amount of insulin, he
to put on her shoes. come near! Remove your sandals from nothing really noticeable yet. Of course,
there are the growth spurtsby the time intentionally jump in front of a moving to dress warmly when its cold and could die. If he burns too many carbs
Being only 4 years old, she said, OK, your feet, for the place where you stand vehicle. Furthermore, he also knows that comfortably when its hot or to heat up without replenishing it, he could lapse
but will you tie them for me? is holy ground. (Exodus 3:5) Your he became a teenager, Jordan surpassed
his big sisters height. he needs his blood sugar level checked his food to kill the bacteria. He cannot into a coma and die, and so on. We have
Sure, I replied with a big brother word is a lamp to my feet. (Psalms and to get insulin shots before the three prepare his own meals and denitely conceded to the idea that Jordan will
smile. 119:105) How beauti- Right alongside his surge in height is
a corresponding increase in his physical main meals of the day (and sometimes cannot count carbs. He doesnt know to need someone with him at nearly all
She bolted into the next ful your sandaled feet. before bedtime). So Im happy with this reduce the fat and cholesterol in his diet times for the rest of his life in order to
room to put on her shoes, (Song of Solomon 7:1) strengthJordan has always been strong
for his size. And now that hes getting progress hes made thus far, no doubt and that protein, fruits, and vegetables survive. Its more than just behavior or
returning with a big smile The prodigals feet about it. The journey of a thousand miles are generally good for him. He doesnt hygiene or etiquetteits life and death.
and the shoes on the further betrayed his taller, thats still true.
Without a doubt, were happy to wit- begins with the rst step, and these know what foods hes allergic to and the In other words, he will never be com-
wrong feet. agonizing sorrow and are the rst steps. However, relatively various allergy levels of each one. He pletely independent. My wife and I do
Looking at her shoes, I humiliating condition. ness Jordan getting stronger, especially
since he almost died just a couple of speaking, its not nearly enoughnot certainly doesnt know the purpose of our best to handle his care ourselves. In
smiled and said, Thea, They manifest three even close. In the grander scheme of the insulin he takes or the other medica- fact, wed rather have it that way. After
your shoes are on the things: loss of his years before. However, that is also one
of our bigger worries. In other words, things, we have just barely scratched tion he needs. Theres more of course, all, we know Jordan better than anyone
wrong feet. nobility, a degradation the surface. Jordan has some bad habits but I think you get the idea. I know that else, and we love him more than anyone
She looked down, then and divine punishment how are we going to be able to handle
Jordan when we get older ourselves? and tendencies that could denitely pose most other kids have similar bad habits. else on earth does. So when hes away
looked back up at me (Isaiah 20:2; 2 Sam safety and health concerns for him. He Some of their habits may even be worse from us, such as at the church nursery or
with a very sad face and 15:30). Even though Jordan will continue to get stronger
while our physical strength reduces as touches all sorts of things and runs his than Jordans at rst. The difference is at school and especially on a eld trip,
replied, These are the his right foot keeps its ngers along the walls as hes walk- that most other kids will eventually out- hes most certainly on our minds. The
only feet I have. sandal (and the scab- the years go by. He is already stronger
than Mom and big sis. Plus, he is fast ingwho knows what germs he can grow them. They will eventually have comforting part is knowing that Jordan
Scripture: First Read- bard hanging by his come in contact with. He picks things a solid understanding and awareness of will be back in our care again later. The
ing: Acts 10: 34a-37-43. right, signs that he still approaching my own level of strength.
This is evident as we just play around, off the oor, not necessarily to eat but their personal health needs, safety, and less comforting part is knowing that
Peters sermon is about retains the privilege mainly for curiositya dirty habit. Ive hygiene practices. Yet for the most part, there will come a time when we will
the presence of Jesus through those to sit at his fathers right), yet it is still such as while arm wrestling, riding pig-
gyback, and doing pat-a-cake, or doing seen him swat ies with his bare hands I cannot say the same for Jordan. And no longer be around to care for Jordan.
assembled at the Eucharistic meal. He dusty and worn out. This betrays his toogross to say the least. He picks at that really scares us. What happens then? The next section
reminds them of salvation that was perverse and delinquent living. On the continuous high ves, etc.
Imagine what a challenge it could be to ower petals, leaves, and grasswho entitled When Were Gone further
turned down by Israel, and of his life and other hand, his left foot has no sandal, a knows what kinds of allergic reactions Independence discusses our worries regarding that
suffering that culminates in death. In the sign of utter debasement. Proverbially, calm him down during a major tantrum.
Mom can only do so much on her own, can follow from this. Hell occasion- inevitable situation
end, Christs resurrection is the Fathers an unattended left foot means a person Of course, we would like Jordan to be
vindication of Jesus and of everything has encountered a great loss. It will be and its getting tougher also for me.
Weve experienced this a number of as independent as possible. I just men- (To be continued)

Peace to the
that he had stood for. Second Read- discussed later in this chapter how the tioned our concerns regarding Jordans
ing: Colossians 3: 1-4. Gods victory debased left foot is paralleled by the lov- times before, and its denitely not easy.
In fact, it can be a nightmare. There have health and safety and more, including (To read the previous installments, visit
over death is seen in the resurrection of ing and consoling left hand symbol- Jordans lack of awareness of the im- www.asianjournalusa.com)
Tormented
Jesus. Baptism means dying and rising izing the mothers love. even been a couple of occasions that
I wasnt home when Jordan acted out portance of these things. More generally To read the complete book, go to:
with Christ. Though the resurrection St. Peter and the prodigal had similar speaking, we are very concerned about http://asianjournalusa.com/complete-
big-time.
Soul
of all believers is not yet fully realized kind of feet. The former like the latter his independence. For many years, we book-half-my-life-the-testimony-of-a-
until the second coming of Christ, yet had wandering feet. They both got My wife and daughters would need
to stay in a closed room for a couple of held on to a ray of hope for a decent father-and-his-special-p14359-95.htm
its consequences must be morally and strayed. The former wandered hoping Meditation:
fully lived now. Gospel: John 20: 1-5. for a big catch of sh (of fame and minutes or so while waiting for Jordan
The history of encounters with Jesus is a fortune) before the Lords call, the latter to calm down. Try controlling a raging
movement from no faith towards faith: before he got struck by a lightning of bull or a bucking horse. You dont really Today, the Lord came to me
stop them most of the time; instead, you
Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman and hunger and thirst. Idiomatically, their
sort of just ride it out. Jordans advan- and said, My daughter, help
the royal ofcial. Now, at the near end feet were made of clay, weak and Me to save souls. You will go
of Jesus story, there are three more en- fragile, and both were sinners. Peter tage in this is that we are his parents.
counters in faith: the Beloved Disciple, upon learning the Man before him is the And as his parents, we will have endless to a dying sinner, and you will
Mary of Magdalene, and the story of the Son of God petitioned, the latter, to stay patience for him. He can be as tough as continue to recite the chaplet,
can be and can even hurt us inadvertent-
doubting Thomas. away from him because he, the former,
ly over and over again, but well never
and in this way you will obtain
There are different sizes, forms and is a sinner. The prodigal confessed he for him trust in My mercy, for
kinds of feet. There are dusty, dirty, sinned against heaven and his father. give up on him. Not gonna happen.
To get ones feet wet means serious he is already in despair (Diary,
trouble for someone who had not expe- Health and Safety 1797).
rienced the event before. Seeing Jesus Suddenly, I found myself in a
Prayer to Take
walking on the water, Peter asked him This set of concerns is much more
encompassing than the three words in strange cottage where an elderly
to experience the same. Peter could not
the title of this section. It can more ap- man was dying amidst great
Authority
believable that for-the-rst-time feat, got
his feet wet when he started sinking propriately be named Safety Concerns torments. All about the bed was
because of his little doubting faith. The and Health Issues and Medical Needs a multitude of demons and the
prodigal wet his feet by immersing and Hygiene and Proper Judgment and
IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I take himself in dissolute living. Etiquette Practices, and much more. We family, who were crying. When I
authority and I bind all powers and At the Last Supper, Jesus washed the do as much as we can to teach Jordan began to pray, the spirits of dark-
forces of evil in the air, in the ground, apostles feet symbolizing humility. good safety practices, proper hygiene ness ed, with hissing and threats
in the water, in the underground, in When he got to Peter, the latter objected habits, and healthy living. He knows directed at me. The soul became
the netherworld, in nature and in re. some things can hurt him if hes not
YOU ARE THE LORD over the
because he thought it was unbecoming calm and, lled with trust, rested

Amid tremors
for his Master to do a servants role. in the Lord.
entire universe and I give you the Peter had a misplaced humility. The
Glory for Your creation. In Your prodigals love for his father was At the same moment, I found
Name I bind all demonic forces that ( Continued from page 8 )
defective and self-serving. There was no myself again in my own room.
have come against us and our families grotto.
and I seal all of us in the protection
humility when he went away. How this happens . . . I do not
Peter got cold feet, he was scared. As soon as the outdoor venue was
of Your Precious Blood that was Before the cock crowed thrice, he was prepared, the couple wasted no time and know (Diary, 1798).
shed for us on the Cross. Mary, our caught at-footed and surprised when immediately took their seats near the
Mother, we seek your protection and people recognized him as one of the altar. My Prayer Response:
intercession with the Sacred Heart of apostles. Then, he denied the Lord. The A couple pushed through with their
Jesus for us and our families, and sur- prodigal son was unprepared for the wedding at the grotto of Our Lady of Thank You, Jesus, for the gift of trust
round us with your mantle of love to famine that struck the distant country. Mercy Parish in Taysan, Batangas on for the dying as we pray the Chaplet of
discourage the enemy. St Michael and He too was caught at-footed. Saturday (April 9, 2017) following an Divine Mercy. You dispel a multitude of
our guardian Angels come defend us When Peter realized what he had done earthquake. Photo courtesy of Jonathan demons and bring peace to the torment-
and our families in battle against all he regained his feet, he repented. When Vital of Vital Image Photo ed soul.
the evil ones that roam the earth. he was martyred, he was carried out feet Vital described the couple as unmindful
IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I bind rst. Even though the parable does not of the recent earthquake as they made *Diary passages with bolded words are
and command all the powers and their promise of love to each other. Jesus speaking. Diary of St. Maria Faustina
say anything about the lifes end of the Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul 1987
forces of evil to depart right now prodigal, it could be presumed he died "It was a really memorable day for the
away from us, our homes and our Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Concep-
repentant. couple and all the guests. After all the tion of the B.V.M. Excerpted from Divine
lands. And we thank you Lord Jesus Are our feet similar to St. Peter and the events, we still managed to go to the Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on
for You are a faithful and compas- Prodigal Sons feet? reception and take beautiful portraits of Jesus Words from the Diary of St. Faustina
sionalte God. Amen. -- Mons. Milivoj Quotation of the week: Christianity the couple," he said. by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB 2010
Bolobanic, Archdiocese of Zadar, Croatia -- http://news.abs-cbn.com/
(An Exorcist Prays, 2014 Ave Maria had died many times and risen again, for
it has a God who knows the way out of life/04/09/17/amid-tremors-couple-push-
Center for Peace, Canada)
the grave. G. K. Chesterton es-through-with-wedding-in-batangas

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

Future Site of the Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas CA


Jesus I Trust In You!
GPS 701 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024 or Google Divine Mercy Shrine Encinitas for directions to site.
A project of the Divine Mercy Hills Foundation of Southern California (DMHFSC), a 501(c)3 non profit.
Mission Statement. The DMHFSC is dedicated to the design, development, and maintenance of a Divine Mercy Shrine located in Encinitas, CA. for the
purpose of spreading to an aching world the Divine Mercy message and devotion. To draw people of all nations, cultures, and beliefs to a vessel with
which they are to keep coming in prayer for graces to the fountain of mercy - the Image of the Divine Mercy. For meditational and contemplative prayers
venerating this image with trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise
victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory... By means of this image I shall
grant many graces to souls." Through this shrine we shall proclaim to the whole world God's unfathomable Mercy.
Preliminary Architectural Concept by DOMUS Studio Visit www.divinemercyhills.org
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The Passion
theyve always wondered about, but is summed up in the Great Com-
Diego area, where tens of thousands
of people cross into the region each
have been afraid to ask or have not had mission where Jesus commands his Bakit minsa'y nagalit sa iyo itong kaibigan
the opportunity to ask. disciples to go and tell others everything na lagi mo nang karamay sa lhat ng kasawian
day and more than $40 billion worth of ( Continued from page 8 )
that he has revealed to them (Matthew nauunawaan mo ba ang tunay na katapatan
easy shortcut, but Jesus was passion- 28:19-20). This is a key to understand-
puntahan mo na siya't humingi ng kapatawaran.
New play explores global conict through a different lens: ate to accomplish the exact plan of the
Father and so rejected it.
ing and following Gods plan for our

Women at War, how women


lives. The knowledge and experiences
In John 6:14-15, a crowd tried to make that God gives us will help us discover
Jesus a king by force, but he again his purpose for our lives. Sharing

change combat in the US Military


rejected their attempt because it would personal encounters with God makes for and boldness to do his will. Evidence of some idea or insight attributed to my
have deviated from the cross. The nal passionate expressions of of the power of God revealed through teaching that I did not intend. In such
words of Jesus from the cross were a Finally, the power of God is manifest believers includes unexpected insights cases, I have been blessed by the fact
triumphant proclamation. Like a runner in actions stemming from the love, and blessings. An example that I have that God took my ideas and expanded
crossing the nish line in agony, yet with purpose, and presence of God. God experienced in teaching is through feed-
great emotion in overcoming obstacles, ( Continued on page 12 )
energizes us resulting in heightened joy back I have received. I have been told
Jesus says, It is nished! (John 19:30)
The passion of Christ originated in
love, was directed by the purpose of

J
God and was lived in dependence on the
presence of God. Jesus declared that ev- ordan is a loving, intelligent, and energetic boy who, at a very young age, was
ery word that he said was given to him diagnosed with autism. As a result, he is signicantly limited in his communica-
by the Father who commanded him what
to say and how to say it (John 12:49). tion skills, social development, and academic progress. He exhibits some be-
In order for this to happen, Jesus lived havioral issues and maladaptive habits. Additionally, Jordan sometimes has to con-
every moment in the presence of the
Father. Every thought, word and action
tend with those who are either not receptive to or not well-informed about special
of Jesus was given to him by the Father needs individuals.
(John 14:31).
The passion of Christ was energized Despite his condition, Jordans family loves him unceasingly. Together, they persevere through
by the power of God. Jesus healed the the challenges that accompany the autism and do all they can to obtain the best services and bene
sick, restored the paralyzed, calmed the
sea, fed the multitudes and raised the ts available for Jordan. As time goes by and the family adjusts to their unique struggles, they are
dead through the power of God. Even hit with another major blow. Just prior to reaching adolescence, Jordan is diagnosed with type 1
when he was handed over to the mob diabetes. All of a sudden, Jordans health issues are more than just social and developmental; they
led by Judas, he spoke and they fell are now also physical. Yet amidst the devastating news and the extremely di cult process overall,
backward onto the ground (John 18:6).
Jesus was always in control of his life. the family continues to put their full trust in God.
He said that more than twelve legions, or
in excess of thirty-six thousand angels, Half My Life: e Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child began as just a poem composed by Jordans
would respond to his commands (Mat- father. Years later, it grew into this biographical journal. Much of it was not planned out initially but written on the spot
thew 26:53). as thoughts and ideas came to the mind of the author and as memories and emotions lled his heart. It chronicles the
Jesus was not just a good man who adventures and experience, the highlights and the struggles, and the surprises and setbacks as told from the perspective
fell victim to evil circumstances. On the of one of Jordans biggest fanshis dad.
Gearing to premiere in the meeting women in the US Marine Corps contrary, he predicted the manner of his The author will donate a portion of the proceeds to the following organizations, among others: Autism Speaks, the
Edinburgh Fringe festival, a FET team, Dr. Rebecca Johannsen put death and the time and place chosen by PADRE Foundation (for juvenile diabetes research), and the Tim Tebow Foundation (for kids in need).
Women at War on hold for several years the Father (Matthew 26:2). Jesus was
reading will take place April while establishing her academic career. Details of my book:
not a powerless victim. He embraced
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Q & A with the playwright immediately ing of the play. A segment of Women 6:19). Therefore, believers have every- needs-child
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themselves in combat zones before formed as part of the award showcase. God with all your heart and with all your
women were legally allowed in combat, The reading of Women at War will start soul and with all your strength. This is Thank you,
and received intensive physical training at 7:30pm, Monday April 24th, at the ion a lofty command but one that is critical Joseph Lim
to prepare for the mission. BLKBOX. The run time is 55 minutes, for believers to strive to attain.
Conceived seven years ago after and there will be a Q & A to follow. The love of Jesus is the most precious,
personal and intense of relationships.
The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and Believers must learn to live in daily, if Half My Life:
especially at the hour of their death (754). -- Words of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina
not momentary dependence on Jesus, The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY seeking his will and experiencing his
presence. This begins with setting AUTHOR: Joseph Lim
Using the rosary beads, recite one Our Father, one thoughts on God. Proverbs 23:7 says
Hail Mary, and one I Believe in God. that what we think about denes us. Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing
Paul says that believers are to set their
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Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul you (Philippians 4:8-9).
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Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, In practicing the presence of God,
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and my response has always been tion the truthfulness of the bible, we poral works of mercy: Feed the hungry, pressed free, to proclaim the year of the
that, if anything, it is the com- might want to consider that it could be give drink to the thirsty, clothe the Lords favor.
munists who think like Chris- incomplete. Christians had always been naked, shelter the homeless, visit those And so, who are being imprisoned
told that the meaning of the word bible in prison, comfort the sick, and bury the today for making governments nervous?
tians. Christ spoke of a society is good tidings and that it is the word dead. They may appear just to be noth- They are those who proclaim that they
where the poor, the weak and of God through the writings of inspired ing but they are directed for the poor and are serving the people even willing to
the marginalized have the right holy men. However, according to David anything pro-poor would not be for the offer the ultimate sacrice of dying like
Lieder, a writer and teacher on spiritu- rich. Plus, who are being imprisoned if Jesus Christ for according to Him in
to decide. Not demagogues, not
Barabbas, but the people, the ality the practical truth is that a man not mostly the revolutionaries? These Matthew 22:37-40, Love the Lord your For only $75,000, you can own a
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Constantine cemented his authority as a saying, It is the Communists who think
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Arkipelago
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notication to other users in the network others. The app allows users to search of Filipino American writers and musi- more soul in it. migrated with her parents to the United
that may feel the earthquake next. It can earthquakes that occurred in the past. ( Continued from page 1 ) cians. Arkipelago has long been a destination States when she was three and settled in
detect quakes of up to magnitude 5 or Real-time push notication is available Romero started Arkipelago Books out and resource for Prijoles and Sargento Anchorage, Alaska, a stark contrast to
greater within 10 kilometers. for earthquakes over magnitude-4. 1995. It originally started as of the need for Filipino literature by her from the time they knew about the the scenery and their life in Quezon City,
Phivolcs has warned residents of Metro Sulu Books with my then hus- and the community; not to make money, bookstore when they rst moved to San Philippines. She moved to Washing-
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should prepare for the "Big One," a by Filipino authors for her son. A San Diego native, Prijoles moved to English literature, eventually coming to
magnitude-7.2 earthquake that will be owner, Marie Romero. We went Friends wanted to borrow books that San Francisco to study lmmaking. She California.
One of the most popular seismic
activity monitoring app for Android is generated by the West Valley Fault. State our separate ways but I continued she had bought for her son, and this belongs to a small percentage of Filipi- I knew that San Francisco was the
Earthquake Alert! which records the seismologists have repeatedly warned on with the business, and made it gave her the idea to pick up more cop- nos defending why were taking art as a closest big city, says Sargento who
latest quakes in the world as recorded that the fault is ripe for movement. bigger and better. ies. Then people began asking her to career and not nursing to our parents. came to the city for an internship at Aunt
by the United States Geological Survey The 100-kilometer fault traverses Full-service bookstore get books for them. It was from these Craving for roots Lute Books, a multicultural womens
(USGS). It allows users to turn on alerts parts of Bulacan through Quezon City, A full service Filipino American circumstances that the bookstore began Not having had ethnic or Filipino stud- press, where she learned about publish-
and push notications for earthquakes. Marikina, Makati, Pasig, Taguig and specialty bookstore, Arkipelago Books and grew. ies as subjects in art school, she craved ing and marketing as well as working
Users can lter quakes by their intensity, Muntinlupa in Metro Manila; San Pedro, carries a good representation of Filipino New owners for a legitimate source of knowledge on the production of books by Filipino
distance or time. Bian, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba writers in its catalog that comprises What was singlehandedly owned about her roots and identity. Arkipelago Australian author Merlinda Bobis.
in Laguna; and Carmona, General its literary Filipino identity. Not just and run by Romero for years has now Books lled this gap and became a An elder
Earthquake Monitor Mariano Alvarez and Silang in Cavite. Filipino American writers, poets and become a four-woman operation. At resource for her yearning. She learned about Arkipelago Books
---http://m.philstar.com/breakingnews/ playwrights, but also writers from the the forefront is Lily Prijoles, operations Being able to talk to Marie and being when it was then known as Sulu Books.
For iOS users, Earthquake Monitor show/f9abf71bb2a2b53f52810db6740edf Philippines and the diaspora. director, and Golda Sargento, publish- able to read books supplemented our I was one of those seekers coming from
gives alerts based on an earthquake's 38?t=urhiq0ovothahffom6es28csc4 After a stint at the Mint Mall, Arki- ing director, along with accountant need to nd identity in our own way, Alaska, says Sargento. It was around
magnitude and distance from the user's pelago Books moved a block away to its Chesleyann Ebrada who is the nancial says Prijoles. Knowing about Arkipela- that time that she and Prijoles rst met.
present location at 1010 Mission Street director and Charity Ramilo who does go helped shape our own version of our They saw Romero as an elder who is
Divine Mercy Shrine at the Bayanihan Community Center. At
the helm was Romero who, for years,
community liaison and outreach. Four
women doing Maries job. Thats how
Filipino American experience.
Prijoles managed a branch of their
supportive of the younger generations
growth. Marie understood where we
in Encinitas, California had personally chosen and purchased boss Marie is, says Sargento. family-owned Filipino restaurant in San were coming from, says Prijoles.
every single book on the shelves as well Romero is a mentor to them about all Diego for years, but her heart was not SOMA Pilipinas, a 69 block area that
as various Filipino art, objects and goods that they need to know in running the in the food business. Selling books was make up the Filipino Cultural Heri-
www.divinemercyhills.org bookstore. From industrial contracts to something that she had always wanted tage District in San Franciscos South
for sale.
what she does when she rst comes in, to do, and had a small corner in the of Market, is home to Filipinos and
Be part of the story. On top of it, she also ran its publish-
ing arm supervising the publication of and really advising us, says Sargento. restaurant for books. I had some books Filipino businesses, arts and culture with
Letting us know that part of the job from Marie and Id sell it on the side, the Bayanihan Community Center, at the
is going to the Philippines and really says Prijoles. corner of sixth and Mission streets, as its
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