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THE FILIPINO JOURNAL Issue No.5

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Schedule of events

113th Philippine Independence Day Celebration Date: June 18, 2011 Time: 1600h to 2300h Venue: Downtown Lyceum, US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Event: Fiesta Booth Exhibit Time: 1600 - 2000 Venue: Downtown Lyceum Carpark Featuring: Picture Booth, Native Food, Native Costumes & Traditional Dresses, Native Games, Souvenir Shop. Grand Parade & Opening Dinner Cultural Presentation

1830 - 1900 1900 - 2000 2000 onwards

Filipino Freedom: Our Pride, Our Glory This

year’s celebration of Philippine

Independence, the BRLL would like to capture the concept of barangay fiesta as this will showcase the rich culture and tradition of Filipinos. While not a uniquely Filipino tradition, is one of the main cultural and religious events in the Philippines. The celebration of fiesta, which means feast, is one of the influences of Spain that has taken the root in the Philippines. Each barangay has a fiesta, which probably holds true for most municipalities and cities. Fiesta celebration in the provinces or probinsya is more traditional, illustrating Filipino hospitality at its best. There are games and activities for everyone. The celebrations serves as a thanksgiving for all the bountiful harvest. Each household prepares food for guests. Even uninvited visitors are welcome. Joyce Faminialan

Come and enjoy our Philippine Fiesta! For more information please call: Joyce - 77506 Ritchie - 74506 Wilson - 77406

GTMO COMMUNITY REMINDER NAVSTAGTMOINST 11200.1A (1012)

Vehicle Safety:VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION STANDARDS Safety belts and passenger restraints shall be visually inspected.

What’s inside? How to keep your computer healthy The candidates for Mr. Juan dela Cruz 2011 Facts about your drinks

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OFW CORNER O v e r s e a s Filipino Workers take a considerable amount of risk when they travel abroad. Overseas F i l i p i n o Wo r k e r sacrifice a lot in o r d e r to g i ve a better life for their families. They are heroes in their own right because they live to help their families and s ome t i me s e ve n other people they do not even know but are in need of their help and support.

Elma Singson QC Admin Assistant 2, PDO Years in service: 11

BRLL 2011 OFFICERS Joyce Faminialan President Ritchie Dolores Vice President

Roy Barril Transient Alert, BRSC Air Ops Years in service: 10

Anna Marie Santiago Secretary Evonie Pastoral Assistant Secretary Raul Reyes, Jr. Treasurer

Romeo Isar Oiler, BRDC Port Ops Years in service: 7

Marita Elesterio Assistant Treasurer Analyn Miranda Auditor Menchie Alumpe Assistant Auditor Edgardo Sichico Modesto Gamas

Issue No. 5

The Filipino Journal www.filipinojournal.site88.net

Raul Reyes, Jr. Editor / Layout

Rachel McGuirl BRSC-IT Joyce Faminialan Jo Espinosa

Property Custodians The Filipino Journal is an authorized newsletter of BRLL for the Filipino community. Contents of The Filipino Journal is produced for information purposes only. The Filipino Journal is published on a monthly basis. A copy of the journal is distributed electronically via email. If you’re not receiving this email and would like to, submit your name and email address to filipino.journal@gmx.com.

Ronald Sanchez Diosdado Villegas, Jr. Ways & Means Coordinators Joselito Empleyo Ron Gilbert Santos Sedfrey Dela Serna Sports Coordinators Wilson Solon

Submissions to The Filipino Journal are due to the editor no later than a week prior first saturday of the month. All submissions are subject to editing for length, content and conform to local guidelines.

Ms. Rachel McGuirl

Mark Snyder

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PIDC Chairperson

Mr. Brad Renollet Advisers


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TECH TALK

well-known virus scanners are Norton, McAfee, AVG, and Avast. While some well-known malware scanners are Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware.

How to Keep your Computer Healthy

Here are some ways to keep your hardware running smoothly:

There are many reasons why you should know how to take care of your computer. And the topmost reason would be that it’s hard to find a technician to fix it or to get assistance from the available technical support that may not cover repairing personal computers out here in GTMO. Of course, we wouldn’t want that to happen and would prefer to be able to use our computer system worry free for as long as possible. So, to start with, you should be aware that there are two areas to consider in computer maintenance. We have the computer software, l i ke you r op e rat i n g s y s te m a nd ot he r applications or programs installed in your computer system; and the computer hardware, which consists of your CPU box and other computer peripherals. Here are some ways to maintain the software in your computer:

1. Clean out the dust. Computers are notorious for accumulating dusts. Every once in a while you should open up and clean it out. This can be done with a vacuum cleaner or a can of dust remover. 2. Keep your PC cool. You should always make sure that you keep your computer in a well-ventilated area. By doing this, you help keep the processor from overheating and therefore will prolong the life of your hardware See Page 4

1. Clean up old files. You should run the Disk Cleanup Utility once in a while to clean up unwanted files left behind in the temp and system folders when you install/uninstall software. By doing this, you are freeing up more space in your hard drive. 2. Run the Defragmenter Utility at least once every month or t wo. The defragmenter will help ensure that your files are located at the right place on the hard drive and will boost up the overall speed of your PC. Mark Snyder

3. Scan for viruses and malwares. Viruses and malwares can cause your computer to slow down or not work at all. These programs can get installed in your PC without your knowledge when you install another program or visit a website. Some

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MR. JUAN DELA CRUZ 2011 CANDIDATES

INSPIRATIONAL WORDS ACCEPTING ONE ANOTHER

IN THE BOND OF LOVE “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.� Romans 15:7

When we put our trust in Jesus as our savior then we became children of God and coheirs with Christ (John 1:12). We now belong to the body of Christ; as such we are included as His chosen people on earth.

Joselito Calderon

Jason Silva

BRDC / MILCON Project

US Naval Hospital

As the body of Christ we are to treat each other just as Christ has treated us. We are to clothe ourselves with His virtues and treat one another with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. All of this can be accomplished by deciding to love each other and letting Christ's love flow through us. Love is the bond that brings about this unity and oneness. The basis of God in accepting one another in the church is what Christ demonstrated us, because of His unconditional love He died for us (Romans 5:8). Similarly, this is what God wants from us, when we operate unity in the body we must consider accepting one another and his can only happen if we put aside our differences and live together in oneness with Christ as the center . If there are any difference s or unforgiveness that needs to happen to restore fellowship, I pray that Christ gives you the grace and humility to do it. This attitude and desire for oneness brings glory to God.

Godofredo Lacerna

Rollie Gacer

BREMCOR Trans Maintenance

PENTAD

Ricky Iglopas

Elmer Zacarias

BRSC BATCH PLANT

BRSC Utilities

Jo Espinosa

Cont. from Page 3

3. Buy quality hardware. When you buy new components for your PC, try and get good quality parts. If you get components from respected manufacturers, you can be sure that you will get good technical support and the parts will be well made and not cause problems with other hardware. Now, all these are just a few little tips to help you keep your computer running for a long time. There are many other things that can be done. But by following these few tips, you can be sure that you will reduce future computer problems. Always remember, a clean and healthy computer runs faster and

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JUNE 2011 Help your friends get home safely. If you're going out in the car, decide beforehand who's going to be your designated non-drinking driver. They'll make sure you all get home safely.

FACTS ABOUT YOUR DRINKS SAFETY SMART

Know what you’re drinking. Not all alcoholic beverages are created equally. Hard liquor has a higher concentration of alcohol. In fact, mixed drinks and flavored vodkas may be as six times stronger than other alcoholic beverages. Calories and carbohydrates also dramatically increase depending on the mixers used.

Getting together with friend for celebrations and holidays is a favorite pastime. For most adults, it's fine to enjoy a drink. At the same time, we all need to look after our health and well-being. Drinking, like eating, or any social activity, has some guidelines to help the participant get more enjoyment out of the activity. Gobbling down half a chocolate cake at a party would not be considered responsible eating or even polite in most cultures. The same goes for drinking. Responsible choices concerning sensible drinking may mean not drinking, such as when a person is sick, taking medications or being the designated driver. Responsible drinking means that you never have to feel sorry for what has happened while you were drinking. Basically, this means not becoming drunk. The following are some hints to help you drink responsibly and derive more enjoyment and pleasure from drinking if you choose to consume alcohol. Drink Responsibly. When enjoying alcoholic beverages follow these simple tips to help you and your guests have a safe and enjoyable time.

A person's actual Blood Alcohol Content is dependent on many complex factors, including their physical condition (body composition, health, etc.) plus what they have recently ingested (including food, water, medications and other drugs). The chart below are rough estimates of an average healthy person's Blood Alcohol Content assuming typical beverage sizes, recipes and alcohol content.

Know your limit. When serving alcoholic beverages, serve food. Eat before you start drinking, or at least enjoy snacks or a meal with your drink. Offer non-alcoholic beverages. Have something for everyone, soft drinks, coffee and other nonalcohol beverages such as O’Douls. Pace yourself with water or a soft drink after every alcoholic drink. Remember alcohol dehydrates you. Lather on the sun lotion. A combination of hangover and sunburn is enough to spoil anyone's holiday. Serve each guest one drink at a time. Do not keep topping off unfinished glasses – this makes it difficult for people to keep track of how much they are drinking. Sip your drink. If you gulp a drink for the effect, you are losing a pleasure of Have Fun, Drink Responsibly. Rachel McGuirl drinking, namely tasting and smelling the various flavors. This is particularly true for wine. Serve measured drinks. Use a shot glass or a Save our Planet! jigger to avoid making drinks too strong and do not use oversized glasses. Cultivate taste. Please help conserve electricity by turning off Choose quality rather than quantity. equipments and lights when not in use. Stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends.

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JUNE BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS Last Name ABENOJA AGUANTA ALLANIC ALVA ARDENAS ASALDO ATIENZA BALAO BALUYOT BARNIGO BAUTISTA BAUTISTA BILANG BUGARIN BURGOS CANO CASTILLO CRUZ CUI DALANGIN DAYAO DE JESUS DELA CRUZ DELOS SANTOS DIAZ ENCINARES ESTEBAN ESTRELLA EVANGELISTA FAMINIALAN GLORIA HEBIO HERNANDEZ ISIDRO IWARAT JAIME JARA JAVIER JULIA

First Name ALFREDO JR. NORLITO CRIS REY RODNEY RUEL IRENEO GIL JEFFREY SERGIO MARCELO JOSE MODESTO ELIZER CALIXTO MERLINO RAYMUNDO JR. EDGAR WILFREDO ELFER ALBERTO MARIFE GEORGE GUILLERMO FERDINAND JORGE JUAN JOEL DENNIS JOEL JOYCE CESAR PAULINO JERRY BERNARDO BENEDICTO NOEL EMILIANO JR. WILFREDO CONRADO JR. RICO

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Last Name JULIA LAGDA LAZARO LUNGAY MAGALLANES MAGBUHAT MAGTUBO MARTINEZ MOLINA MONTEHERMOSO NADELA NAGERA OARGA PAMPLONA PANILAGAN PANTALEON PASADILLA PERALTA PUEYO PUEYO QUISUMBING RIBLE RIVERA RODRIGO ROMAN SALONGA SANTIAGO SILVESTRE SUMAYAN SUPAN SUPAN TABUCAN TACUBANSA TALAMPAS TALUB TUMBAGA YASAY

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First Name SALVADOR JR. DARLITO BERNARD PAUL ELVYN EDGARDO LEONARDO MELVOUR PAUL MICHAEL ARMANDO JUANITO KARL STEPHEN REYNOLD GILBERT EFREN GERARDO MERVIN JOHN DANIEL JR. DARELL JOHN DONDIE ROBERTO EDUARDO VIRGILIO MARGARITO JUN ANTHONY JHOANNE ROMEO ALVARISSA ALEJANDRO WILFREDO JUANCHO RODOLFO ARIEL TEODORO JR. LEOPOLDO JR. BERNARDO

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