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Obama vows answers; Suspect held WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 (AFP) – President Barack Obama vowed to find out what turned two young U.S. residents accused of the Boston bombings to violence, after the second suspect was captured alive, ending a week of horror. Obama said in a late-night on-camera statement that the attacks had failed because Americans refused to be terrorized and heaped praise on police and law enforcement services while remembering the dead and injured. “Tonight, there are still many unanswered questions. Among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence?” Obama asked. “How did they plan and carry out these attacks? And did they reSee SUSPECT HELD page 12

Fil-Ams told: Observe caution in public gatherings The Embassy of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulates General in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Agana issued a public advisory to their citizens to observe caution especially when attending public gatherings. The advisory also expressed their deepest sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the explosions that took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, 15 April 2013. ”We mourn the loss of innocent lives and pray for those who were injured as a result of this incident that took place on a day when the people of Boston, including the Filipino-American Community, commemorate an important day in Massachusetts and United States his-

CAPTURED ALIVE: 19-year-old Zhokar Tsarnaev, a 5-foot-9 white male, earlier identified as Suspect No. 2 in the Boston Marathon bombings has been captured alive. But his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (right, top photo), was killed after the brothers allegedly shot and killed a campus police officer and carjacking chase that ended in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Immigration Bill: Some deportees could reunite with families in U.S. VALERIA FERNANDEZ New America Media

Ternate, April 12 – Marines and Sailors with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Marines from the Philippine Marine Corps salute the flag while the U.S. and Philippine national anthems play during the opening ceremony of exercise Balikatan 2013 here, April 7. Now in its 29th iteration, this exercise gives U.S Marines the opportunity to train alongside their Philippine counterparts.

U.S. ‘touched’ by PHL decision to stand by its side MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Manila Brian Goldbeck on Wednesday expressed his country’s appreciation of the Philippine commitment to standby with America should tensions with North Korea rise further. “Now we know it’s a two way street. As (DFA) Secretary (Albert) Del Rosario has stated at the opening of ‘Balikatan’ (last April 5), we know you would come to our aid as well,” he added. See U.S. TOUCHED, page 12

PHOENIX, Apr 17, 2013 – Maria Del Rosario Rodríguez first heard the good news via a text message from her husband. She rushed to tell her coworkers – there might be a chance for her to reunite with her family on U.S. soil for the first time since she was deported in May 2011. “My husband told me he heard on the news there’ll be immigration reform for those who are outside (the U.S.),” said the 36-year-old woman, speaking by phone from her current residence in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. A bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of 8” introduced an immigration reform bill in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that includes a long path to citizenship for some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, and a chance for those who have already been deported to return, if they have children or spouses who are already U.S. citizens and can meet other requirements. That means Rodríguez could get a shot at reuniting with her two U.S.-citizen children, whom she now sees every 15 days when they come visit her in Puerto Peñasco, a Mexican tourist town located five hours by car from their home in Phoenix. See IMMIGRATION BILL, page 12

A man with a placard that calls for family reunification at a rally in Washington D.C. last April 11 before U.S. senators unveiled an immigration reform bill that may allow deportees to be reunited with their families. . (Photo from Reform Immigration for America Facebook page)

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 19, 2013 (AFP) – Boston marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are Muslims of Chechen origin whose social media pages express sympathy with the struggles of their homeland. Dzhokhar, a baby-faced 19-year-old still at large, was an all-star high school wrestler described as hard-working and kind. Tamerlan, a 26-year-old killed in a shootout, was an engineering student who loved boxing. “He was a lovely, lovely kid,” Larry Aaronson, a neighbor, told CNN when asked about Dzhokhar, expressing shock that he could have been involved in Monday’s double bombing, which killed three people and maimed scores more. “You get people that say, ‘Oh, I know him. He’s not capable of this.’ That’s what I’m saying to you. I am just one of those people.” A page on the VKontakte social media website, Russia’s equivalent to Facebook, says Dzhokhar went to elementary school in the Dagestani city of Makhachkala in southern Russia from 1999-2001. Dagestan borders the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, which has been ravaged by two back-to-back wars since 1994 between Russia’s army and increasingly Islamistleaning separatist rebels. The Tsarnaev family appears to have left the volatile Caucasus region, which still sees occasional fighting, during the wars and subsequently spent time in Central Asia. “We’re Muslims, we’re Chechens, we’re ethnic Chechens,” Ruslan Tsarni, who said he was the uncle of the suspects, told US media. “Somebody radicalized them. It’s not my brother.” The VKontakte page says that Dzhokhar graduated in 2011 from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public high school, identifies “Islam” as his world view, and “career and money” as his main goals in life. It also lists information about Chechnya and Islam, and relates jokes about the unfair treatment of Muslims in the Caucasus region. “They have this riddle in school. There is a car. Inside are a man from Dagestan, one from Chechnya and another from Ingushetia... Who is driving the car? The police,” it says. The 26-year-old Tamerlan appears to have been featured in an online photo essay by Johannes Hirn entitled “Will Box for Passport,” in which he says he has been living in America for five years. “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them,” he is quoted as saying under one of several pictures of him boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts Center. The website says Tamerlan, who was studying engineering at Bunker Hill Community College, had taken a year off to train for the National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. It says he is originally from Chechnya but fled the conflict in the 1990s and spent years in Kazakhstan before coming to the United States as a refugee. On the website, Tamerlan is quoted as saying he aspires to be an Olympic boxer, but would rather compete for the United States than for Russia in the absence of an independent Chechnya. He is quoted as describing himself as “very religious” and saying, “God said no alcohol.” “There are no values anymore,” he is quoted as saying. “People can’t control themselves.” But another caption says his favorite movie is “Borat,” and one picture shows him with a blonde woman whom he describes as his half-Italian, half-Portuguese girlfriend, saying she converted to Islam. “She’s beautiful, man!” he says. A YouTube account in his name created on August 17, 2012 linked to videos of a radical Australian preacher, Feiz Mohammad, and had a playlist entitled “terrorists,” according to the Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group. SITE said the videos in the playlist had been removed, but a saved page indicates they were related to Dagestan militants. A man claiming to be the boys’ father, Anzor Tsarnaev, speaking to Russia’s Interfax news agency from Makhachkala, said his children “were set up by the secret services because they are practicing Muslims.” “Why did they kill Tamerlan? They should have taken him alive,” he said. He added that the younger brother Dzhokhar “is in hiding. (...) We were waiting for him to come back (to Russia) for the holidays.”

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ng internet o medium na ito. So, malaking hamon din ito sa mga nasa Simbahan kung paano makapagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa buhay at pakikisangkot sa buhay ispiritwal ng mga kabataan,” he told Radio Veritas. The Social Weather Stations (SWS) disclosed recently that weekly church attendance among Catholic adults in the Philippines has declined from 64% in July 1991 to only 37% in February 2013. The SWS survey also showed that about one in every 11 Filipino Catholics said they agreed with the statement: “Sometimes I think I might leave the Catholic Church.” In an interview, Fr. Robert Reyes said he agrees with the result of the survey, noting that he personally observed this in the parish he used to serve. “Naranasan ko ‘yan sa parokyang pinaglilingkuran ko. Wala akong eksaktong bilang pero napapansin ko kasi nagiikot ako sa mga bahay-bahay, magugulat na lang ako

na itong pinupuntahan kong bahay biglang naging Born Again na lahat,” Reyes told radio dzMM. Reyes said the decrease in the number of weekly churchgoers may be attributed to “boring homilies” and “second collections.” He said some homilies end up boring because most priests lack the time to prepare for their sermons. He noted that every Sunday, one priest does not celebrate Mass just once but several times. Moreover, Catholic priests in the Philippines also celebrate Masses everyday. “Ang problema naming mga pari, sa dami po ng misa sa Linggo ay para po kaming nagiging sirang plaka,” he said. “Naghahalo po ‘yung pagod at...kapag hindi po nakakapaghanda ng homily ang pari, hindi po maganda ang mangyayari,” he said. (MNS)

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When KC’s name was mentioned during the interview, the international singer just smiled. To recall, the two had dinner with friends back in 2011 and Apl even gave KC a Tiffany bracelet. Now that he is back in Manila, Apl is looking forward to seeing KC again. “I went on tour and she got really busy so, I just focused on my tour and my career. You’ll never know what’s going to happen but at least, I got to know her a bit and we’re still friends. I’d love to hang out with her but I heard she has a boyfriend,” he said. When the entertainment press told him that KC is now single and not dating anybody at the moment, Apl replied with a big grin. “Oh. Oh. Let me get my phone,” he said. Apl prefers dating a Filipina and revealed what he like most of KC. “At first it was the physical attraction and then I got to know her and she’s very cool to hang out with. I thought she would be really reserved but she’s very open minded, really talented and very pretty,” he said. Apl is one the four coaches/mentors in the upcoming reality talent search “The Voice of the Philippines”. (MNS)


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PHL asks for money to save convict in Saudi MANILA, April 18, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippine government appealed on Thursday for the public to help raise almost $1 million needed to save a Filipino from execution in Saudi Arabia. Labourer Joselito Zapanta was due to be executed in June for murdering his landlord but Saudi authorities extended the deadline until November 3 to allow more time for the “blood money” to be raised, the government said. Under the Saudi justice system, Zapanta can have his death sentence waived if he pays four million riyals ($1.06 million) to the victim’s family. But so far the Zapanta family and the government

have raised only $136,000, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda told reporters. “On behalf of the Zapanta family, we continue to appeal to all kind-hearted individuals for assistance in raising the remaining amount needed for the blood money,” Lacierda told reporters. He said the victim’s family and the Saudi government agreed to extend the time needed to raise the funds following requests by President Benigno Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay. Zapanta was originally due to be executed in November last year for the 2009 murder of his Sudanese landlord. Following Thursday’s announcement, his execution

date has been pushed back three times so that the blood money can be raised. In February, a Filipino sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing a man he said tried to sexually abuse him walked free after a similar amount of blood money was paid to the victim’s family. In that case, the Filipino man’s family raised the equivalent of $245,000, while the Saudi government paid another $615,000. Roughly nine million Filipinos work around the world, often in menial jobs yet earning much more than they could in their poverty-stricken country.

Jonas Burgos case among priorities of superbody looking into extra-judicial killings MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) – The case of Jonas Burgos, an activist who was picked up by government agents and has gone missing for the past six years, will be one of the priorities of a government “superbody” created to look into extrajudicial killings. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima made the disclosure during the third regular meeting of the committee Thursday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The case of Burgos, which the Court of Appeals recently ruled as a case of enforced disappearance committed by elements of the Philippine Army, will be among the 101 priority cases from 2001 to 2012 that will be handled by the committee based on the recommendation of the technical working group. The priority list will be further trimmed but “yes definitely Burgos is in the priority

list,” the justice secretary said, adding that progress reports will be made public in the future. The committee will also monitor the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the Jonas Burgos Case. The committee’s probe will be separate from the one directed by the Supreme Court on the same case. On Thursday, members of the committee signed the operational guidelines which will guide the committee in its undertaking. Included in these guidelines are the definitions, elements of extra-legal killings, torture and enforced disappearances; the creation of various teams to handle and monitor pending cases. Among the signatories of the guidelines include the Department of National Defense, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and other

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‘SC order vs airtime cap leaves stations, bets in limbo’ MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Commision on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes believes the Supreme Court halt order against the airtime cap on political advertisements has left both broadcast stations and candidates in limbo. The high court on Tuesday issued a status quo ante order for Comelec Resolution 9631, which directs all national candidates to observe an airtime cap of 120 minutes in all TV networks and 180 minutes in all radio stations. The resolution also gives local candidates 60 minutes in all TV networks and 90 minutes in all radio stations. Brillantes said that even if the SC issued a halt order, candidates will still think twice of going beyond the allotted airtime indicated in Resolution 9631 since there is no final ruling yet. “Kung mananalo kami, sa katapus-tapusan anong mangyayari? Eh anong gagawin namin? Nandyan na ang resolution namin. Hindi rin alam ang gagawin ng mga kandidato ngayon kung pwede na silang kumontrata ng 120-180 per network na aggregate. Hindi rin alam ng mga kumpanya,” Brillantes said. “Kung manalo [ang Comelec], kawawa ang kumontrata ng lampas, hahabulin namin sila…may criminal penalty iyan.” Brillantes, who threatened to resign from his post yesterday, clarified that he only got dismayed because the halt order has put the poll body in a tough situation with the mid-term elections just a month away. He also noted that the petitions against the new rule on airtime cap were filed as early as February. “Everybody is in limbo now, ano ba ang rule?” he said. “Iyun ang pinagtatampo ko, hindi ang desisyon. Tayo ay susunod sa Korte Suprema… Everything is hanging instead of resolving the merits, nag-issue ng provisional order, iyun lang naman ang tampo ko,” he added. Nine SC magistrates voted to issue the status quo ante order. They are Justices Antonio Carpio, Presbitero Velasco Jr., Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Martin Villarama, Jose Perez, Jose Mendoza and Marvic Leonen. Those who dissented are Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Justices Arturo Brion, Mariano del Castillo, Roberto Abad, Bienvenido Reyes and Estela Perlas-Bernabe. TV networks GMA7 and TV5 and radio network Bombo Radyo filed separate petitions against the Comelec airtime cap stating, among others, that the order is “too restrictive” and “vague.” (MNS)

2 new Comelec commissioners named MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino has appointed lawyers Louie Tito Guia and Al Parreño as the new commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In an official statement from the Office of the Press Secretary, Malacañang said Guia was the acting director of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) and has been an International Election Consultant to countries such as Papua New Guinea and Kenya, among others. Parreño is presently serving as a board member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “The President is confident that in assuming their new positions as Commissioners, they will demonstrate integrity, probity, and independence in the conduct of their duties and further strengthen Comelec in fulfilling its constitutional mandate to ensure free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible elections,” the Palace statement read. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. earlier said the new Comelec appointees are “outsiders”. He said the two new commissioners, which will fill the seats vacated by retired commissioners Rene Sarmiento and Armando Velasco, may already report to the poll body’s office as early as Monday. Just days ago, Guia was quoted as having agreed with the Supreme Court ruling that said party-list groups do not need to exclusively represent marginalized sectors. He said the High Tribunal’s decision is closer to the intent of the Constitution that wanted “proportional representation” instead of “sectoral” representation. He said he agrees with the opinion of Supreme Court justice Marvic Leonen who said proportional representation means that even environmental groups that do not belong to the poor sectors are considered party-list groups.


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EAST WEST BANCORP 1Q income up 6% to $72.1-M Pasadena, CA, April 17, 2013 – East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West�) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2013. For the first quarter of 2013, net income was $72.1 million or $0.50 per dilutive share. “East West is pleased to report solid earnings of $72.1 million or $0.50 per share for the first quarter of 2013, an increase in earnings per share of 11% from the prior year period,� stated Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “This is the 8th consecutive quarter we have increased both net income and earnings per share. This strong operating performance is due to our healthy balance sheet, solid loan and deposit growth, reduced credit costs and strong expense control. Quarter to date, we increased total loans by $285.1 million or 8% annualized to a record $15.4 billion and grew total deposits by $626.3 million or 14% annualized to a record $18.9 billion while achieving strong expense control with an efficiency ratio of 43.28%. The quarter

to date loan growth was fueled by strong demand for single family loans, commercial real estate loans and commercial and industrial loans.� Ng continued, “For the first quarter of 2013, East West achieved a return on average assets of 1.30%, and a return on average common equity of 12.45%, both increases from the prior quarter and the prior year periods and higher than many of our peers. Our solid balance sheet growth and strong earnings are complimented by our capital management activities, which included the buyback of $87.0 million of our common stock in the first quarter of 2013.� “2013 marks the 40th anniversary of East West Bank. Throughout our history, we have sought to outperform our peers, even in challenging operating environments. With our ability to grow our market share, find new business opportunities, operate our business efficiently, and meet and exceed the needs of our customers and employees, we are confident that we will continue to deliver strong financial results for the remainder of 2013 and beyond,� concluded Ng.

Bill encourages workers to take adult education in work place MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers vowed to push for the enactment in the next Congress of a law encouraging workers to take adult education while in their work places. Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo I (2nd District, Valenzuela City), one of the authors of House Bill 1453, said the workforce should be aware and enlightened on their rights and welfare, duties and responsibilities that could help them better contribute to the development of the country. Under the bill, employers, trade unions, labor and women’s organizations that have, for the past several decades, endeavored on their own to raise public consciousness on workers’ rights, welfare and development will be institutionalized. Gunigundo said the bill encourages the participation of employers, trade and unions and labor organizations, with the assistance of the government, by providing free education seminars to all workers. “It is imperative that efforts be supplemented by raising the consciousness of the workers themselves on their rights and welfare,� Gunigundo said. Gabriela Women’s Party Reps. Emmi De Jesus and Luzviminda Ilagan, coauthors of the bill, said the government should be primarily responsible especially for women and gender equality education in conformity with the Constitution’s mandate. “A citizenry aware and enlightened on women’s rights, welfare and development and gender equality is better equipped to promote and protect women, prevent crimes against women of all ages and eliminate gender and sex discrimination and inequality,� De Jesus said. Under the measure, employers and trade unions shall render assistance in the establishment and operation of free adult education and information programs for workers and employees jointly approved by the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Education. Adult education and information for

TV Studio Tour is ‘More Fun’ in the Philippines’ (8th ACGTDT) The Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines (ACGTDT) gets better and better. Once again the annual homecoming event for many balikbayans offers more fun, more diverse and more exciting activities for the tour participants. This year, participants of the 8th ACGTDT will have an option to join a TV Studio Tour and be part of the audience in noontime shows at ABS-CBN/ TFC and GMA Pinoy TV. Both ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime� and GMA Pinoy TV’s “Eat Bulaga� attract hundreds of attendees and guests that packed the stations’ individual studios every day. The studio tour promises to be more exciting for the participants as they join the audience in the shows that are filled with surprises, lively dance and musical numbers, and engaging segments that will make their experience more thrilling and “MORE FUN�. There will be 100 seats/ slots available at each TV station’s noon time show for participants of the 8th ACGTDT to tour the station and be part of the show’s audience. Tour participants will be transported from the EDSA Shangri-la hotel to the TV Studios at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Return trip from the studios to the hotel will be at 3 p.m. The cost of this tour is $15 per person. Due to the limited number of seats, interested 8th ACGTDT participants are encouraged to register immediately before the slots ran out. To register, please contact the Philippine Department of Tourism - Los Angeles at (213) 487-4525 or send email to pdotla@aol.com. The 8th ACGTDT will leave for the Philippines on July 7 from Los Angeles. Other expected participants will come New York, Chicago, Hawaii, as well as those from Canada.(By Manny V. Ilagan)

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The provision of the bill in question, S. 744, would allow the parents of U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents to request a waiver from the Secretary of Homeland Security to allow them to apply for legal residency. Applicants would need to meet all requirements, which include not having a felony conviction. Those who qualify would be classified as Registered Provisional Immigrants (RPI) with a right to travel and work in the United States. After 10 years, they would then be given a chance to apply for a green card. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act would also allow DREAMers – undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children – who have been deported a chance to reenter the United States with RPI status. While this is apparently the first time an immigration reform bill offers deported

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she pays the 25 years and pays back the balloon payment. Its sickening for me to see that banks are back to their old ways of deceiving homeowners. Forget about how much they will be paying per month, let me show you the numbers and you tell me if its worth this this homeowner to continue? T H E S C E N A R I O : C U R RE N T B A L A N C E O W E D - $ 600,000.00, THE LENDER IS ONLY ALLOWING $500K TO BE AMORTIZED FOR 40 YEARS, WHICH SEEMS OK BUT THE REMAINING $100K IS DUE WHEN THE TERM ENDS OF WHEN THERE IS A SALE. THE TERMS OF THE 500K IS ONLY FOR 25 YEARS WITH A BALLOON BALANCE. THEREFORE, IN 25 YEARS THEY WOULD STILL OWE THE LENDER $300K + $100K (THE REMAINING NON INTEREST BEARING BALLOON BALANCE ). THEREFORE AFTER PAYING 25 YRS, THEY WOULD HAVE PAID CLOSE TO $600K + $400K (REMAINING BALANCE). THEY WOULD HAVE PAID A TOTAL OF $ 1,000,000.00 FOR THIS HOUSE! I AM REALLY FUMING NOW, CUZ THIS IS CRAZY. DON’T LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL BE MAKING PAYMENTS SIMILAR TO A RENT ON A HOUSE.

THIS IS BY FAR NOT THE SAME. OWING MONEY ( POSITIVE EQUITY ) IS NOT MY WAY OF OWNING A HOUSE. CALLER: I HAVE THREE RENTERS THAT ARE HELPING ME PAY MY MORTGAGE, CAN YOU HELP ME MODIFY MY LOAN. KEN: AFTER REVIEWING THE CASE, I HAVE GATHERED THAT AGAIN ITS NOT WORTH FOR THIS RETIRED HOMEOWNON A HOUSE THAT WILL NEVER GET YOU IN THE BLACK

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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 (AFP) – Bristling with anger, President Barack Obama branded Wednesday’s defeat of his gun reform drive in the U.S. Senate as “shameful,” and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby. A deeply emotional Obama lashed out after a bid to expand background checks for gun buyers – the last meaningful piece of his trimmed effort to retool gun laws after the Newtown school massacre – failed to pass. Ringed by dazed and grief-stricken relatives of some of the 20 children gunned down in Connecticut in December, Obama accused the firearms lobby of lying to thwart change but vowed he would not give up the fight. “Families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders not just to honor the memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children,” he said in the White House Rose Garden. “A minority in the United States Senate decided it wasn’t worth it.” As he absorbed the first significant political defeat of his second term, the president said “the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill.“All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington.” Obama was clearly furious about the vote, months after vowing to use all his power to enact gun reform in the tearful aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. Obama complained that Republicans and some of his own Democrats had simply been scared of the well-financed gun lobby. “They caved to the pressure. And they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no,” he said, vowing to fight on for change. But the president hinted that he would campaign on the issue in the 2014 mid-term elections. “I believe we’re going to be able to get this done. Sooner or later we’re going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it,” Obama later said in an email to supporters. Republicans argued that the bill infringed on the constitutional right to bear arms, but Obama said it did no such thing and merely tried to stop criminals and the mentally ill from getting firearms. Some conservative Democrats, fearing a backlash as they run for re-election, also opposed the bill. Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, the top pro-gun pressure group, said the bill was “misguided” and would have criminalized arms transfers between law-abiding citizens and friends. “Expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools,” Cox said. Obama’s calls for a reinstated ban on assault weapons and highcapacity magazine clips also crashed in the Senate, as expected. The background checks bill did attract a majority vote -- 54-46 -- but 60 senators were needed for passage. After the measure went down, one gun violence survivor, Patricia Maisch, shouted “Shame on you!” from the Senate gallery. Maisch was at the 2011 shooting that left six people dead and then-congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded in Arizona. Giffords was at Obama’s side in the White House Rose Garden, along with Vice President Joe Biden and traumatized parents of several Newtown children.

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VIENNA, April 18, 2013 (AFP) – North Korea is incapable of carrying out most of its threats of recent weeks, a prominent US expert who has visited the country’s nuclear facilities several times said Thursday. “The bark is much greater than the bite,” Siegfried Hecker from Stanford University, who revealed in 2010 the existence of a uranium enrichment facility in North Korea, said in Vienna. “All of these things that they have threatened to do, most of them they cannot do,” said Hecker, currently a visiting scientist at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. He played down the significance of North Korea’s April 2 announcement that it would re-start its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, mothballed in 2007. Currently, he said, North Korea has “not much” plutonium – between 24 and 42 kilograms (53-93 pounds), enough for four to eight weapons. It will take six months for Yongbyon to be operating again – and around three years until it is producing plutonium, he said, at a rate of one bomb’s worth annually. “So the world does not have to be concerned that when they made that decision to re-start that reactor, that tomorrow they would have more bombs. They can’t have more bombs tomorrow,” Hecker said. Plutonium is however not the only fissile material that can be used in a nuclear bomb, with highly enriched uranium another possibility.

It remains unclear whether North Korea used uranium in its third nuclear test in February, or plutonium as in the first two. That test drew toughened UN sanctions and set in motion a cycle of escalating tensions that has seen Pyongyang threaten nuclear strikes against the United States and South Korea. Hecker said he interpreted Pyongyang’s announcement that it planned to “readjust” Yongbyon as meaning that it intends to reconfigure a uranium enrichment facility there to produce weapons-grade material. “If you re-plumb – and that’s all you have to do, reconfigure the facility – you can make highly enriched uranium. On the basis of a quick calculation you can make about 40 kilos of highly enriched uranium per year, which is one to two bombs’ worth,” he said. He also said he believed North Korea has an additional secret uranium enrichment site, though not with a “huge capacity”. Even this though is not a “game changer”, and North Korea is still some distance from having a nuclear warhead on a missile, Hecker said. He said Pyongyang was “at least five years” away from having a missile capable of reaching the United States, and that even short-range missiles still required “some significant testing”. “But you still have worry about it. It is a serious situation,” he added, however, saying that Pyongyang could carry out another nuclear test in the “next weeks to months”.

Suspect arrested over U.S. ricin mailings WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 (AFP) – U.S. authorities have arrested a suspect over mailings laced with the deadly poison ricin to President Barack Obama and a Senator, officials said Wednesday. “Today at approximately 5:15 pm (2215 GMT), FBI special agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the US Postal Service,” the Justice Department said.

The letters “contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin,” it added in a statement. Earlier reports had said that the letters to Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi were signed “I am KC and I approve this message.” Curtis was arrested at his home in Corinth, Mississippi, the Justice Department statement said.

Suspicious substance found in naval mailroom: U.S. WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 (AFP) - A suspicious substance was found at a U.S. naval building near Washington, the Pentagon said Thursday, after authorities earlier discovered two letters laced with deadly ricin sent to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator. “A suspicious substance was found in the mailroom of Building #12 at Naval Support Facility” in Arlington, Virginia, just outside the U.S. capital, and all personnel were evacuated from the building as “a precaution,” the statement said. A military officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP that officials found a “white

powdery substance” and were checking to determine if it was ricin, or perhaps another poison. The announcement came one day after the FBI arrested a suspect over the mailings to Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Authorities identified the suspect as Paul Kevin Curtis, who was arrested at his home in Corinth, Mississippi. Ricin, a byproduct of the seeds of the castor oil plant, is one of the world’s most notorious poisons, killing the victim within three to five days. As little as one milligram is all that is needed to kill an adult, and there is no antidote.

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All roads lead to The Grove for Side A concert Apr. 21! SIDE A MANIA rages full bore and fans are wildly excited as all roads lead to The Grove of Anaheim for the band’s highly anticipated concert on April 21. Complementing Side A’s smooth yet soulful sound is singing phenom KZ Tandigan (X Factor Philippines Season 1 winner). Local talents Samantha Murray, U Avenue Band and Shaliya Ruelos opens the show, which starts at 5 pm. Side A has been kicking up a storm of raves since they arrived stateside for this concert tour. Feedback from their shows in New York and Chicago are all positive and enthusiastic. As expected, the band thrilled audiences with their patented polished yet warm performance. Side A rolled SIDE A out hit after hit of a storied catalog that has captivated fans over two decades: “Di Pa Huli,” ”Forevermore,” “So Many Questions,” “Hold On,” and their hit covers of Labuyo’s “Tuloy Pa Rin Ako” and Bong Gabriel’s “Ang Aking Awitin,”among many others. Side A first hit the airwaves in 1987 when “Eva Marie,” a wistful ballad penned by Joey Benin (the group’s original bassist), enjoyed considerable rotation in Kiss-FM in Manila. Two years later, the band released its debut eponymous album. Side A included “Eva Marie” and the upbeat “Di Pa Huli,” which catapulted the band into a wider popularity. From there it was one successful album after another, as the hits and awards kept coming. “Hold On” from White

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sa isa’t isa, ‘yung pagtutulungan namin para makamit ang ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ title,” she said. Asked what kind of coach she plans to be, Geronimo replied: “Curious ba kayo sa bitchy side ko? Hindi naman sa nangongopya ako, kasi wala naman ako talagang knowledge sa pagme-mentor. Ang maibibigay ko lang ay ‘yung sincerity at pagtulong ko o pagbahagi sa nalalaman ko, ‘yung nalalaman ko for ten years being in the business.” The singer-actress added that she will be open to her future team’s views and preferences. “Nandoon ‘yung pagiging open ko sa kung ano ang gusto ng team ko or ng team members ko, kung paano nila iatake ang isang kanta. ‘Yung respect nandoon and sana magtulungan kami ng team members ko,” she said. “The Voice of the Philippines” will be aired on ABS-CBN in June. (MNS)

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Kris Aquino tops list of individual taxpayers in 2011 QUEEN of All Media Kris Aquino is the top celebrity and individual taxpayer in 2011 based on the Top 500 list released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). BIR said Aquino paid P49.8 million in taxes in 2011, making her the country’s highest paid celebrity. She even ranked higher than top businessmen in the country, including TV network executives, in terms of taxes paid to government.

The youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III had said earlier that she will quit showbiz for the sake of her two kids after a legal battle with her former husband, cager James Yap. Aside from the popular TV host, also on list are “Eat Bulaga” main hosts Vic Sotto (No. 19) and Joey De Leon (No. 28) who paid P14.7 million and P12.4 million, respectively. TV5’s Derek Ramsay paid P7 million in

taxes, putting him on the 120th spot, while ABS-CBN’s Piolo Pascual paid P6.9 million, putting him on the 123rd spot. Other local celebrities who made it to the list are Kim Chiu (P6.7 million, No. 133), Willie Revillame (P5.9 million, No. 181), Ogie Alcasid (P5.8 million, No.184) Sharon Cuneta (P5.7 million, No. 191), Ryan Agoncillo (P5.5 million, No. 194) and Box-office King John Lloyd Cruz (P5.4 million, No. 205). (MNS)


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Heart mulls marrying without parents Heart Evangelista said she has considered marrying without the permission of her parents, whose disapproval of the actress’ romantic relationships has made headlines time and again. The 28-year-old former Kapamilya star, who is currently in a relationship with 43-year-old Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, admitted that she has envisioned her wedding without the presence of her father Rey Ongpauco and mother Cecile. “I always ano, e, I always thought of that,” Evangelista, whose real name is Love Marie Ongpauco, said. “I never really thought of… siguro moment lang ‘yun na naisip ko that I will have my parents at my wedding. I always thought that they will never be there because they will not be able to accept… no one talaga will be good enough for them,” she said. She added: “So I always… that wasn’t a problem for me. That’s why I always say I wanted a small wedding.”

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COMMUNITY Overseas absentee voting in Los Angeles takes place Los Angeles, April 16 – The Philippine Consulate General successfully launched the first day of elections for Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) on 13 April 2013 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate. The Consulate General invites all registered Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVs) in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to cast their votes by mail or personally, from 13 April to 13 May 2013. Reception of ballots will terminate at 4 a.m. of 13 May 2013. Due to building restrictions, the Consulate will be open for voting and reception of mailed or personally delivered ballots on weekends for the following dates only: May 4, 2013 (Saturday) - 10 a.m. up to 2 p.m. May 5, 2013 (Sunday) -10 a.m. up to 2 p.m. May 11, 2013 (Saturday) -10 a.m. up to 2 p.m. May 12, (Sunday) - 10 a.m. until 4 a.m. of 13 May 2013 (Monday) The counting of ballots shall immediately commence at 4 a.m. of 13 May 2013. In Manila, meanwhile, Sixto Brillantes Jr. is thinking of resigning as head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) because he was “very disappointed with the Supreme Court’s recent decisions contradicting the poll body’s rulings.” Brillantes made the statement on Tues-

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Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medicine Open House Apr. 21 On April 21st, 2013 Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medicine, Glendale’s premier stop for aesthetic health and beauty services, will be hosting its first open house event. The event will begin at 1:00 PM and will end at 7:00 PM. Dr. Larry P. Vigilia, Refresh Medical Director, and his friendly staff will be giving a tour of the clinic and providing information about their products and services, including Tripollar, Juvederm, laser hair removal, and the new Vampire face lift. They will also hold a raffle, challenges, games, a Seacret Product demonstration, and there will also be a juice bar on site. Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medi-

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Advocates for immigrant women U.S. Senate on immigration reform bill

Urge Congress to close gaps for women’s health care, LGBT families, and ensure fairness and justice in enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) has commended the U.S. Senate on its introduction of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform. The NCIWR applauds the tireless work of the Senators leading the effort, known as the “Gang of Eight” – Michael Bennet (D–Colo.), Richard Durbin (D–Ill.), Jeff Flake (R–Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), John McCain (R–Ariz.), Robert Menendez (D–N.J.), Marco Rubio (R–Fla.), and Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) and congratulates them on reaching an agreement on this important issue. “Immigrant women are key contributors to the success of the U.S. They contribute to the economy, keep their families strong and invest in their children’s education. However, heavy-handed enforcement policies are violating their rights and tearing their families apart in inhumane, costly and counterproductive ways,” notes Michelle Brané, Director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program with the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), a member of NCIWR Steering Committee. Brané continues, The introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act is an important step forward in affording immigrant women the opportunity to become full citizens of the United States and to build a better future for their families and their communities.”“While we’re encouraged to see this process moving forward, we are disappointed that the Senate did not seriously address the damaging barriers to health care for immigrant women and their families. As currently proposed, immigrant women and families would have to wait

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at least 13 to 15 years for access to affordable health insurance options. For a mother suffering from undetected breast or cervical cancer, 15 years can be the difference between life and death,” comments Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), a Steering Committee member of NCIWR. She adds, “We urge Congress to address this glaring oversight and ensure that the roadmap to citizenship provides greater opportunity for aspiring citizens to contribute to and participate in affordable health care, and to live with health, dignity, and justice.” “Today’s proposed bill from the Senate Gang of Eight is an important first step and we are glad that legislators have heard the message from Latina, Asian American and women voters that we must fix our broken immigration system. Yet we have a long way to go before all the needs and concerns of Asian American immigrant women and our families are met. For example, the Senate bill today proposes to destroy two essential components of our family-based immigration system.

Asian American women will feel the impact of these changes most acutely. Children and sisters and brothers are family. We urge Congress to fight for the family

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CAUSE celebrates 20 years of empowering the community PASADENA, CA, April 10 – The Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at this year’s CAUSE Annual Dinner on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Over 500 guests are expected to attend this year’s dinner, including the most prominent leaders in civic, business, legal, and political communities throughout Southern California. This year’s dinner marks an important milestone for both CAUSE and the Asian American community, as the community and the organization has seen tremendous growth in number and in influence in the

past 20 years. “The 20th Anniversary Dinner is a time for us to not only celebrate our accomplishments, but to also look forward to the next 20 years of empowering the Asian American community,” said Charlie Woo, CAUSE Board Chair. CAUSE will be honoring individuals and organizations for leadership and legacies that have enhanced the civic and political participation of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community: As Chief Executive Officer of the Southern California Gas Company, Anne Shen Smith has worked above and beyond to ensure that her company is at the forefront of workforce diversity and that it

holds its place as a pillar in the community. CAUSE will present its 2013 Corporate Leadership Award to Anne Shen Smith. For the past 32 years, Mazie K. Hirono has served on a variety of elected offices in the state of Hawaii and has built ties with Asian American communities throughout the country. Hirono has been a strong advocate for her home state as well as for Asian American communities in her roles as a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, as Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor, as U.S. Congressmember, and now as U.S. Senator. Hirono will undoubtedly continue her trailblazing role as the first Asian American female and the first immigrant to serve on the U.S. Senate. CAUSE will present its 2013 Norman Y. Mineta Legacy Award to Mazie K. Hirono. Congressman Mark Takano’s unwaver-

ing determination and dedication to education and public service on his journey to becoming a newly-elected congressional member is what truly makes him an inspiration. As a teacher and a community college board trustee in the Inland Empire, Takano improved educational and job opportunities for youths and aspiring civic leaders. In these roles, Takano became heavily involved in the Asian American and Latino communities by serving on a variety of boards and associations aimed toward building better communities. Takano will receive the 2013 Inspirational Leadership Award. The members of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff Network (APALS) will receive the 2013 Community Impact Award.

U.S. Muslims fear backlash if Islamists behind Boston BY MICHAEL THURSTON

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Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Corridor holds its maiden mixer Cerritos, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Corridor (FACC-SEC) has slated its maiden mixer and networking on April 23, 2013 at the Boba CafĂŠ on 17222 Norwalk Blvd. corner of Artesia Blvd. from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This was announced by FACC-SEC Founding President Felix B. Lopez, CEO of Pinoy Insurance General Services based in this city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this gathering for networking,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Lopez said in his brief statement to the media. Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Mark Pulido and Artesia Councilman and former Mayor Victor Manalo are the guests of honor. ABC Unified School Board Member Lynda Johnson has also confirmed her attendance to grace this gathering of business entrepreneurs and public servants of the community. The mission of the Filipino American Chamber of Southeast Corridor is to promote and enhance the business interest of the Filipino-America businesses in the Southeast region of Southern California. Its far reaching vision is to serve as the unified voice and advocate in its quest for business empowerment, promotion, economic development, business opportunities, networking, retention and collaborative partnership with the various publics in the community. Other officers and members of the Board include Eddie C. Ferrer (Custom Brokerage & Freight Forwarding); Jaime G. Monteclaro (Legal Services); Gilbert S. Castillo (Special Education); Dan E. Nino (Tax Consulting, PR & Advertising); Virgil S. Sy (Legal Services & Supermarket Operation); Willy O. Baello (Real Estate & Video Rental); Eduardo V. Bolos (Medical Uniforms Retail & Wholesale); Jose S. Iglesias (Business Consulting); Jose Z. Lacson (Veterinary Services) and Lydia F. Soriano (Real Estate, Notary Public & Loans) For further details, interested parties may call Felix B. Lopez at 562-572-2301 or Dan E. Nino at 562-921-5116.

U.S. scouts move to allow gay members, not leaders LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013 (AFP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America agreed Friday to admit gay youth members while maintaining a ban on adult leaders, drawing criticism from both homosexual groups and conservatives. The executive committee of the organization â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which launched a review of the contentious issue in February â&#x20AC;&#x201C; passed a resolution that must be approved at a national meeting in Texas next month to come into force. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,â&#x20AC;? said the text to update the BSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;membership standards,â&#x20AC;? seen as symbolizing traditional US values. But it reaffirmed existing rules for adult leaders of the movement. The changes would go into effect from January 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the BSA does not proactively inquire about sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA,â&#x20AC;? it said.

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On the evening of April 2nd, the Empire State Building was lit up in blue lights above the New York skyline in celebration of the 6th annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day. During the entire month of April, landmarks and prominent buildings around the world will shine with a blue light in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Month, this will also serve as an invitation to everyone to also “light it up blue” in their own way. Join the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Sydney Opera House, Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janiero, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Mall of Asia in the Philippines, Tianjin TV Tower in China, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Santa Monica pier Ferris wheel, and many other locations. This is the time to learn about Autism, the invisible disorder that affects one in eighty eight children in the U.S. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate with others. Often accompanied by behavioral challenges, it directly impacts a person’s capacity to develop social skills and build relationships. The Autism spectrum is very broad, with High Functioning Autism (HFA) on one end and Low Functioning Autism (LFA) on the other. The causes of Autism were determined to be environmental, genetic and hereditary. According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is more common with male children and one in every fifty four boys in America is diagnosed with Autism. It was first discovered in the 1940’s, but individuals with Autism were misdiagnosed as mentally ill and institutionalized throughout the 1950’s and 60’s. Limited knowledge of Autism at the time placed the blame on the so-called “Refrigerator Mom’s” who were accused of treating their children in a cold, neglectful manner, hence, causing their Autism. As the years went on, several breakthroughs gave medical and care providers a deeper understanding of this condition and allowed for significantly better diagnosis methodology. In the 1980’s, one in every one thousand children was diagnosed with Autism. Today, there is a vast array of resources for prevention, treatment, support and awareness for Autism, but there is still work to be done and a large portion of society is still unaware or confused about the nature of the condition. Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest organization for Autism research, advocacy and outreach will be providing an array of opportunities to Balita readers to gain awareness about Autism or get involved in activities for families with loved ones in the Autism spectrum. Pam Eisenberg, Autism Speaks Senior Director for Field Development shared their objectives with Balita Media, Inc. “Our mission is to help all families, adults and children struggling with Autism, through research, science, education, prevention, treatment, and community involvement until we find the cure,” she said. “The ultimate goal is to enable children with Autism to have good self esteem, be forward thinking, make strong relationships, graduate through school, and become productive adults. This is achieved through many types of therapy, which may include speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.” “Parents of newly diagnosed children are encouraged to find a good support system, get as much knowledge as they can about Autism, talk to their spouse about it, take care of their spouse and children, never be afraid to ask questions, to keep asking until the right answer is found, and to ask again if the right answer isn’t good enough.” Autismspeaks.org is an abundant source

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Toyota-U.S. accounts for big share of the 5-M global hybrid sales Let veteran Fil-Am Gen. Sales Manager Noel de Belen at Manhattan Beach Toyota guide you in choosing fuel efficient cars Torrance, Calif., April 16, 2013 – Nearly 2 million (1,951,243) Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The announcement was made today by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A, Inc. in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation’s announcement in Japan that it has sold 5 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. As this developed, one of the car dealerships that’s been serving the FilipinoAmerican community in the beach – Manhattan Beach Toyota – is proud to announce their plan to reach out to more Fil-Ams with sales consultant Noel de Belen at the helm of the Filipino sales fleet. Toyota estimates that its global fleet of nearly 20 hybrid vehicles has resulted in approximately 34 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions than those emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles. Many environmental experts believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of climate change occurring in the world today. In addition, Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline compared to gasolineonly powered vehicles. “With more than 50 hybrid vehicle models from various manufacturers available in the U.S. today, hybrids on the road are saving nearly 500 million gallons of petroleum annually in this country,” said Tony Markel, senior engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in Golden, Colo.

He recalled that DOE and NREL’s collaborative research with the auto industry, which started 20 years ago, spurred the development of hybrid-electric technology for the mainstream market to help reduce the country’s dependence on petroleum. “With millions of hybrid vehicles on the road today, hybrid powertrains are mainstream market reality,” Markel concluded. Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles make up 70 percent of the U.S. auto industry’s total hybrid sales, while they account for 16 percent of overall Toyota/Lexus sales, both globally and locally. Toyota and Lexus sell 19 hybrid models and one plug-in hybrid in 80 countries and regions around the world. Twelve of the models are available in the United States, including seven from Toyota and five from Lexus. They are Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius c, Prius Plug-in, Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Lexus CT 200h, ES 300h, GS 450h, LS 600h and RX 450h. Of the 12 U.S. models, Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid and RX 450h are manufactured in North America with a fourth model, Highlander Hybrid, planned. Between now and the end of 2015, Toyota will introduce 18 new hybrid models and expects global sales of its hybrids to be at least 1 million units a year in the same period. TMS forecasts that about one-third of those will be sold in the United States. “The first Prius was a surprising success and we never imagined the market would become as vast as it has for the hybrid powertrain,” said Bob Carter, TMS senior vice president of automotive operations.

Toyota’s hybrid vehicle sales in the United States began in July 2000 with the first-generation Prius and it provided consumers excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions using a precursor to Toyota’s advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive System. The high-technology nature and environmental benefits offered by this early Prius helped it appeal to a small but passionate following of early adopters. With just 5,562 sold in the first six months, the Prius would eventually find favor with consumers helping it become the recognized symbol of hybrid technology. As a result, it has inspired the development of hybrid vehicles by competitors, with more than 50 models on the market today. The first Prius has evolved into a modern family of vehicles, while leading to the development of a wide range of additional Toyota and Lexus hybrid models. If you are a person who prefer to go green, then the Prius is the car for you. Of course, at Manhattan Beach Toyota, other fuel efficient vehicles are available, including the flagship Avalon, America’s favorite family car the Camry, the hardworking Corolla and many other Toyota vehicles. Just let the car expert Noel de Belen guide you in picking your latest Toyota vehicle. According to Manhattan Beach Toyota, Noel has been in the car business since 1999. The veteran Filipino sales consultant has been working as a floor manager at Manhattan Beach Toyota in 2007 before becoming a part of the dealership’s Finance Department a year later. Noel was then promoted to Sales Manager in 2010. His suc-

cessful stint would lead to another promotion three years and became the General Sales Manager in January this year. Originally from San Jose, Nueva Manhattan Beach Toyota E c i j a , t h e Gen. Sales Manager Noel j o l l y N o e l de Belen enjoys golf, loves to be with his family and is an avid Laker fan. His being a Toyota expert is no surprise as he has spent his last 11 years working for the same brand. Noel understands the importance of customer satisfaction is the number one factor and takes the car buying experience seriously. He also makes his customers aware that they are not just buying a vehicle to get them to where they want to go. For him, customers buy cars as an investment to safety and reliability which is Toyota is all about and makes sure that buying a car at Manhattan Beach Toyota is an experience that they will never forget. If you want to get hold of Noel, please call him at (310) 546-4848 he will guide you in selecting your next best Toyota vehicle. Better yet, drop by Manhattan Beach Toyota located at 1500 N Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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Woodcliff Lake, N.J., April 8, 2013 – The BMW 328i has been selected as the winner of the Cars.Com Sports Sedan Challenge. The 3 Series emerged as the winner in a series of evaluations including race track testing, instrumented measurements, street driving and a long distance trip on different types of roads. Eduardo Tiempo and Ronald Rodillas, Filipino sales, Pacific This developed as Pacific BMW BMW would like the Filipino-American distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW community that two of their kababayans Group in the United States has grown to – Eduardo Tiempo and Ronald Rodillas – include marketing, sales, and financial serare proud members of Pacific BMW and vice organizations for the BMW brand of would like to invite Fil-Ams to visit the motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the dealership, which has earned a lot of rave MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic reviews from the community. The BMW 3 Series and five competitor design consultancy in California; a technolcars were judged by a panel of experts from ogy office in Silicon Valley and various Cars.com, MotorWeek, and USA Today. other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in The cars were also judged by actual car shoppers who were in the market for a South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s sport sedan and were invited to participate. global manufacturing network and is the The BMW 3 Series was selected as the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 sport sedan with the best combination of and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 performance, fuel efficiency and spacious- Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is ness in the group, confirming that the sixth-generation 3 Series continues the suc- represented in the U.S. through networks cessful tradition started more than 35 years of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW ago when the first 3 Series was launched. Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW The recent launch of the new BMW motorcycle retailers, 116 MINI passenger 320i Sedan widens the appeal of the 3 car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Series family as a sport sedan that offers a Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., choice of 4 and 6-cylinder engines, 6-speed the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for manual and 8-speed automatic transmis- North America, is located in Woodcliff sions, and an available hybrid powertrain. Lake, New Jersey. For more information or if you want to BMW’s xDrive intelligent all wheel drive technology is available on most models and test drive a BMW 3 Series, please call our the 3 Series will soon be available with a kababayans Eduardo Tiempo and Ronald 4-cylinder BMW Advanced Diesel power- Rodillas at Pacific BMW at (818) 246-5600 train in the 328d Sedan and Sport Wagon, and come down to the dealership located at with preliminary mileage estimates reach- 800 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204. Of course, we don’t need to mention that ing 45 miles-per-gallon on the highway. B M W G r o u p I n A m e r i c a BMW is a favorite brand for luxury veBMW of North America, LLC has been hicles for the Fil-Am community, which present in the United States since 1975. is one of the car brand’s biggest consumer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began group in Southern California.

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Honda named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ TORRANCE, Calif, March 25, 2013 – New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand as the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and ‘Best Value Brand’ in Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Award study. This is the second year Honda was named the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and the third consecutive year as the ‘Best Value Brand’. Additionally, Honda captured the top honor of ‘Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand,’ thus receiving more awards than any other brand in the 2013 Kelley Blue Book study. “We are honored to be recognized by American car buyers for two tenets of the Honda brand: trust and value,” said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “These awards demonstrate how customers recognize the tremendous quality and value of our products, reflecting the incredible competitive strength of the Honda brand.” The 2013 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch™ study. Brand Watch taps into more than 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The Brand Watch study offers insight into in-market new-vehicle shoppers’ perceptions of brands, including important factors driving their purchase decisions while they are in the midst of the shopping process. Honda was named ‘Best Overall

Non-Luxury Brand’ by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models, and the weight of importance of each of the factors in the study. “Honda was named Best Overall Brand by non-luxury shoppers, which speaks to Honda’s stellar reputation and brand leadership in the minds of consumers,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “In addition, Honda was awarded Most Trusted Brand for the second year in a row, and Best Value Brand for the third year running. Receiving consecutive awards in key categories like ‘Trust’ and ‘Value’ demonstrates the positive attributes of the Honda brand continue to resonate with the new-car buying public.” Additional comments from the Editors of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com regarding Honda’s Brand Image Award Wins: 2013 Honda - Best Value Brand “Affordability, reliability and good resale value are key facets of new-car value, and Honda scores at or near the top in all three, earning from KBB. com visitors another Best Value Brand award.” 2013 Honda - Most Trusted Brand “This is the second year we’ve asked visitors to name their Most Trusted Brand, and it’s the second year

in a row they’ve named Honda. With a reputation that precedes it and vehicles that seemingly never fail to deliver on the promise, Honda is like the perpetual motion machine of brand trust.” 2013 Honda – Brand Im- Riz Valdez, Filipino Sales age Awards: Best Overall Consultant of Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach Brand “We saved the biggest award for last, but after its wins in the Best Value Brand and Most Trusted Brand categories, Honda’s win as Best Overall Brand among nonluxury shoppers hardly comes as a surprise. We admire the refined and reliable vehicles, but also the manner in which Honda promotes itself. You do too, apparently.” Of course, as far as the Filipino-American consumer is concerned, Honda is the leading car brand and most preferred vehicle. And if you are planning to buy a new Honda, why not get it at Norm Reeves Honda of Huntington Beach where our kababayan Riz Valdez can guide you in choosing your next Honda vehicle. Call him at 1-888409-4577 or visit him the dealership at 19131 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Mercedes-Benz USA marks highest first quarter sales volume in its history M O N TVA L E , N . J , April 02, 2013 – MercedesBenz USA (MBUSA) today reported the highest first quarter sales volume in its history. March was another Raymond Orosa of Mercedesrecord month Benz of Encino with sales of 24,646 for its Mercedes-Benz models, a 6.5% increase over March 2012, resulting in year-to-date sales of 69,187, up 12.5%. Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled 27,104, up 6.3%, and year-to-date up 12.4 % at 75,214. “We’re coming out of our highest first quarter on record – and that’s before launching a single new product,” said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “With completely redesigned E-Class models arriving at dealerships, a next generation S-Class and a new entry point for the brand – the CLA – in the wings, we’re looking at our strongest year on record.” Mercedes-Benz March sales were driven by the C-, E-, and M-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class – the current gateway to the brand on the car side for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – took the lead, posting sales of 8,396, up 32.4%. The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 4,009 and MBUSA’s top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,501. At the high-end, strong performers were the company’s flagship S-Class, which saw 24.0% growth, and the SL-Class, which increased 790.5% over March 2012. On a year-to-date basis, the top performers again were the C-Class with 22,912, the E-Class with 13,689 and the M-Class with 9,162. Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 8,670 vehicles in March; an increase of 24% when compared to March 2012 (sales of 6,994 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 24,370 vehicles, an increase of 22% over the comparable period (with sales of 19,924 vehicles). As far as any Mercedes-Benz is concerned, you’ll always get the best deals at the Mercedes-Benz of Encino because of our kababayans led by Raymond Orosa,

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NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO LT EXTENDED CAB Cash Out of Pocket....................$4,300 Other Rebates*.........................$3,100 Competitive Lease Coupon**................$2,000 Total Drive Off.........................................$9,400

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Valued Owner Rebate***......................$500 HMF Bonus Cash****..........................$1,000

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2006 Hyundai Azera

2007 Hyundai Accent

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2005 Nissan Altima

2012 Chevy Cruze

2006 Chevy Tahoe

2012 Chevy Sonic

2011 Nissan Sentra

2012 Hyundai Sonata

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2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab

2008 Nissan Altima

2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Chevy Malibu

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Hyundai Elantra

2004 Chevy Tahoe

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Chevy Impala

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2009 Toyota Camry

2011 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Toyota Prius

2012 Chevy Cruze

2012 Chevy Malibu

2010 Chevy Equinox

2012 Hyundai Sante Fe

2012 Kia Optima

2012 Honda Civic

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2013 528i Sedan

2013 X1 sDr28i

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On above average approved credit. BMW Owner Loyalty Qualifier. $4,995 plus $750 rebate totaling $5,745 due at lease signing. No security deposit required. Lessee responsible at lease end for mileage over 10,000 miles per year @ .20¢ per mile thereafter

On above average approved credit. BMW Owner Loyalty Qualifier. $4,995 plus $1250 rebate totaling $6,245 due at lease signing. No security deposit required. Lessee responsible at lease end for mileage over 10,000 miles per year @ .20¢ per mile thereafter

plus tax for 24 months

plus tax for 36 months

plus tax for 24 months

On above average approved credit. BMW Owner Loyalty Qualifier. $4,995 plus $750 rebate totaling $5,745 due at lease signing. No security deposit required. Lessee responsible at lease end for mileage over 10,000 miles per year @ .20¢ per mile thereafter

CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CARS 2009 BMW $22,952 2009 BMW $23,969 2009 BMW $24,914 2011 BMW $25,588 2011 BMW $25,725

3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 3 Series 328i Coupe COUPE 160330, M32344

162075,137208

Mi: 34,353

Mi: 44,757

3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 157323, 434835

179696, M78618

175905, 441663

Mi: 38,712

Mi: 23,184

Mi: 24,178

2010 BMW $25,788 2011 BMW $25,994 2009 BMW $26,946 2009 BMW $27,987 2009 BMW $28,994

3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 3 Series 328i Sedan SEDAN 5 Series 528i Sedan SEDAN 170397, 440343

177316, 442890

161483, 123121

Mi: 44,663

Mi: 33,118

Mi: 41,520

3 Series 335i Sedan SEDAN 3 Series 335i Coupe COUPE 162080, L87833

171135, 158017

Mi: 38,107

Mi: 26,326

2010 BMW $30,852 2011 BMW $32,794 2010 BMW $34,881 2009 BMW $42,898 2010 BMW $46,824

3 Series 328i Cv Convertible 3 Series 328i Coupe COUPE 5 Series 535i SEDAN 7 Series 750Li SEDAN 750Li Sedan F02 SEDAN 165646, 492643

179513, 573721

182832, 164679

161795, Y59918

162341, Y63018

Mi: 48,077

Mi: 22,760

Mi: 35,145

Mi: 43,815

Mi: 41,195

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