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Women of Courage By Leila Castro

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. -Maya Angel PART I March is the international women month. I am proud to share the stories of three Pinay Winnipeggers who I admire for their wisdom and courage. Rochelle recently opened the Middle Eastern restaurant Les Saj with two co-owners. She is married to a Syrian. Mary Mallari or more popularly known as “Mama M” is social media personality and Papa Dee’s co-host in AYOS Live FB. She is always full of life, what many of you don’t know is just two years ago she lost her husband from cancer. She had to endure hiding pain and suffering just to fulfill her husband’s dying wish. Julie is a WFG advisor who loves sharing about her knowledge in financial literacy. Julie has helped a lot of people in dealing with labor issues. For 9 years, she served as president of a worker’s union in a large company. Rochelle Rochelle is married to Baravi, a Syrian. Their love story started in Dubai. Baravi is shy, the quiet type, not aggressive, “torpe”, respectful and family oriented. As described by Rochelle, “He is not flirty.” Rochelle fell for Baravi because of these qualities. Baravi courted Rochelle the Filipino traditional way to the extent that he followed her when she transferred to a different city in UAE. When Rochelle finally gave her “yes”, it was followed by a wedding in Dubai, then in Syria attended by Baravi’s relatives. When asked what is the feeling of being married to a Syrian, Rochelle said she is very happy with her married life with Baravi, and with how her in laws are treating her. “I converted to Muslim. I was a Catholic. The Emiratis and Saudians, specially the conservative ones, married women wear the abaya (only the eyes are exposed). For the Syrians and Lebanese, what is important is covering the feet. So wearing pants by a married woman is ok as long as her feet are covered. I am lucky that Baravi did not demand from me to put those kinds of cover. To him he is happy where I am happy, so if I am not comfortable doing something, then I don’t have to do it. My in-laws are so warm to me. When I gave birth to my firstborn, they went to us in Dubai. My mother in law took care of me and the baby. She cooked good food for us. Another thing I am lucky about the family of Baravi is, while Muslim men may have many wives, I did not see that practiced in his family. His dad only has his mom for his wife. His brother also has one wife.” Rochelle and Baravi have 2 children. They were both born in Dubai. I asked Rochelle what it is like raising half Flipino and half

Syrian while living in Canada. She said that at home they speak three languages, Tagalog, Arabic and English. Whatever are the positive values from the mentioned cultures, those are what she imparts to the kids. Rochelle would like to correct the stereotyping on Muslim people. “In our country (The Philippines), sometimes we associate them with Abu Sayyaf, some Filipinos think that Arabic are mean and full of pride. Ever since I started working in Dubai, I realized that the good and bad about the person has nothing to do with the ethnicity or religious belief. Even with Filipinos, sometimes we encounter those with such attitude. I also have friends who married Filipinos who cheated on them and physically abused them. I never experienced those with my husband.” I asked Rochelle, how did the idea of putting up Les Saj come up. “When we were new here in Winnipeg, we would go around to look for authentic food that we ate in Dubai. It was limited here which gave us the idea that perhaps having a restaurant will be a good investment. Initially we thought of just to-go place or food truck, until we found this nice big venue at St. James that would be good spot for the restaurant. But we were thinking, how are we gonna do it? Baravi talked to his cousin in UAE, a businessman. He encouraged Baravi, he said that he will help. He shipped to us here in Winnipeg the Les Saj kitchen equipments.” Rochelle is happy about the feedback she’s been receiving from her customers. “We were able to capture all the tastes (Pinoy, Middle Eastern, Canadian) according to one of our clients. It is our aim for them to enjoy good quality food, to get the value of their money. With our good customer service, we make it a point to go extra mile, as long as it is something within what we can provide. All ingredients are natural and fresh (no cubes), and meat are not pre-frozen. They are certified halal. Because we want total authentic experience, we had equipments and other tools shipped here from UAE - the oven, the saj (this is where bread is made), molder of falafel (similar to the one used to mold polvoron), and others including restaurant decors. It feels good to be seated in a restaurant feeling that you are in another country. Others who entered our restaurant said, look it must be authentic because the cook are Syrians. There were Syrian refugees who started with zero English. But now I am so proud of them as they are now level 4 in terms of English. They also enhanced their customer service skill. We teach them how they deal with people. We have one Syrian refugee employee who

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went to Turkey because everything he had back home are gone, then he came to Winnipeg. He was jobless but then we helped him, and he proved himself. His life is ok now. Les Saj currently employs people from various multicultural groups which include, Syrians, Filipinos, Indigenous and others. We correct the thinking when we sometimes hear comments that our taxes go to refugees, and that they are parasites. They are proving that they came here not to become a liability, that they also know how to work.” Our menu has many variety to accommodate those who are not so adventurous when it comes to Middle Eastern food. We also receive comment that our place is very welcoming, the staff are warm. The venue is comfortable, and ambiance is different. And lastly, people say that we at Les Saj are all nice and humble, that is a big factor.” Rochelle shared to me that for her, there is no such thing as perfect life, perfect place; there is nothing perfect. “You have to learn to embrace what you have, to be contented. Do not look for things that do not belong to you. Be thankful with what you have. Do not be braggy, always remain a humble/low profile person. It feels good to be humble, everyone is comfortable in talking to you.” Rochelle added, “I told myself, for the Filipino, I will do this to inspire people. This is Women Power. It is about taking courage to take risks. Don’t depend on other people if you want to reach your dreams. If this is your dream, just go for it, do it, don’t be afraid. Until you achieve it. I used to be a Sales Manager of a hotel, I was selling hotel rooms. At that time I said to myself, how I wish I own the hotel. Because I was just making rich people richer. Our journey is not easy. But we are happy because of the overwhelming support we get from people based on reviews on google and social media. It means that we are doing something good. As what Adam (a Les Saj co-owner) said, we are here not just to make money, we are here to share what we have.”

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unfunny film worked. Fortunately, Game Night was far from that. It was wonderfully directed, armed with a surprisingly witty script by Mark Perez. Bateman brings his all in Game Night, proving himself to be one of the funniest actors working today. Practically every time he was onscreen, laughter was sure to ensue; and his character has a certain likeability that will have you rooting for him all the way through. The best aspect of Game Night, however, is McAdams as Annie. She is not a film character that is completely oblivious to the things occurring around her for most of the entire motion picture. When things quickly take a turn for the worse in the film’s opening thirty minutes, people are unaware to things unfolding in front of their eyes, but that quickly changes. McAdams is also a scene-stealer, as her dialogue had me laughing consistently throughout this mystery comedy. Additionally, her character is not reliant on a man to save her in every scene, and this is something extremely praiseworthy. Some of the most hilarious and entertaining scenes in the film occur with her fighting some of the film’s antagonists. Tone is a big issue with Tone is a big issue with Game Night unfortunately. We can literally watch a scene in which an individual has just gotten kidnapped and some even killed, and then the next scene we see two characters discussing if they want to have a baby or not. Going from one very brutal and dark scene to instant comedy can be a bit jarring from time to time. Viewers will more than likely get used to it after a while much like I did, but it took a little bit of time. Game Night also suffers occasionally from a rushed script. Many scenes feel like scenes set up

for the next big scene which will be bolder and funnier, but it would have been nice to ease off the brakes for a bit to let the script breathe. It would not have been a bother to me if the film was a tad longer, as the characters are indeed likeable and it is loaded with comedy throughout to keep audiences laughing and entertained. A longer running time would have not gotten on most viewers’ nerves due to these factors. The film also looks marvelous; thanks to the great cinematography by Barry Peterson. If you have a big group of friends, then you might want to go all together to see Game Night. At its core, the film itself is about friendship, family, and teamwork, so it would be great to see it with friends. Extraordinarily clever and funny, Game Night stands out significantly amongst the crowd of rather dull comedy films released in recent years. To reiterate, the great performances of Bateman and Adams make the film an amazingly engaging watch.

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ur grand daughter, while in London last year, decided to take the underground train to her destination. So she paid her fare and descended into the depths of London to catch her train. But getting out of the station can be a scary experience for her who is unfamiliar with the system. If you don't find the exit, you can quickly get lost in the tunnels. Being alone in a sparsely populated underground tunnel is an unsettling feeling, so I believed her when she said she doesn't want to get lost. Needless to say, she was so glad when she spotted the sign that says, "WAY OUT" and followed it to safety. Paul reminds us that when we are vulnerable to falling into sin. "GOD is faithful; HE will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, HE will also provide

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a "WAY OUT" (1Corinthians 10:13). It's easy to assume that GOD is not with us when we are tempted to sin. But this verse assures us that HE is present and not just standing idly by. HE is actively providing a "WAY OUT" so we can endure it. So, the next time you feel tempted, remember that you are not helpless. There is a divinely provided "WAY OUT" ! Look for the Sign, Follow it to Safety. LORD, keep us mindful that YOUR Presence with us in times of temptation means that we need not fall. Give us the desire to seek YOUR "Way Out" so we can know the joy of living a life that is pleasing to YOU. GOD is actively working to keep us from the danger of getting lost in sin.

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Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy in the winning streak! Lee Angela Igne

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•15 years old, 1st Degree Black Belt, Instructor of the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy •Grade 10 at the Maples Collegiate On Saturday, February 17, 2018, a tournament hosted by TK Taekwondo was held at Beausejour, Manitoba. Many martial artists from Winnipeg all the way to Kenora, Ontario and Saskatchewan came and competed in this tournament. My experience on this tournament was thrilling. Despite having a few but tough competitions, I won gold in all 4 of my events; hand forms, weapon forms, arnis sparring and point sparring. I was also one of the judges and referees for the intermediate belts competitions. I saw good fighters and everyone fought hard, I could sense that everyone really prepared and trained hard for this tournament. It was a successful event. Congratulations to all the martial artists, mostly the youth who came out that Saturday. Congratulations to your parents! I am sure they are very proud of all of us. Big thanks to all the martial arts instructors who prepared and trained us to become better with our martial arts skills and talents.

•11 years old, Brown Belt Black Stripe, Junior Instructor of the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy •Grade 6 at the Leila North School How did our team do in this said tournament? There were 19 of us from the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy. We brought home 17 gold medals, 15 silver medals, 12 bronze medals, 2nd place for the Team Demo, and one of our hard working members, Micah Jei Ragudo won the Grand Champion Title for the Beginners Division. Preparing for any tournament is not easy but it is fun. We train four times a week, 2 hours a day. We use active games to build up our stamina, we try to master our hand and weapon forms again and again, our instructors make sure that we are capable of defending our belt levels, we are always reminded of the WSAA’s four pillars of teachings; Honor, Excellence, Respect and Discipline. And at the end of many weeks of preparations, the parents would do a potluck to boost us up. #ItsMoreFun #WinnipegSikaran. We are the future of martial arts in Manitoba!

Roden Policarpio - 1st place Arnis Sparring, 1st place Hand Forms.

The Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy’s Team CAMAO, The Team of Champions.

WSAA's Chief Instructor - Redentor Igne 5th Degree Black Belt with (from left) Beauty, Brains & Brawn: Shea Coline Dugtong, Sheryl-lyn Padua Policarpio & Miley Carino.

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Reilly Ken Dayanghirang - Green Belt; 2nd place Hand Forms, 2nd place Weapon Forms.

House attempts to regulate school field trips


o ensure the safety of students during offcampus activities, the House of Representatives is now finalizing a proposal that will regulate school field trips. In a joint hearing, the committees on basic education and culture as well as higher and technical education this week approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 5121 which seeks to regulate educational field trips. The proposed “Educational Field Trips Act” seeks to regulate the conduct of off-campus activities, such as field trips, by all public and private schools and educational institutions directly or indirectly operating within the country. The bill expressly states the policy of the State to instill health and safety consciousness

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among the people and to maintain honesty and integrity in the country’s educational institutions. It provides that no field trip shall be undertaken without the written consent of the parents or guardians of students. There shall be no punitive measures or activities such as examination related to the educational field trip that will put the students who could not join the trip at a disadvantage. Moreover, students shall be given activities in school to compensate for their inability to join a field trip. They also shall not be given a failing or incomplete grade for failure to join a field trip. Erring school officials, teachers or responsible school personnel shall be penalized with imprisonment of one to two years and a fine of P100,000 to P500, 000.

The bill's author, Rep. Scott Davies Lanete (3rd District, Masbate), said the Department of Education’s current policy on educational tour, as detailed in Department Order No. 52, series of 2003, has been "a toothless tiger when it comes to the safety of students." Lanete said it is high time for the country to adopt stricter measures in ensuring that schools will comply with the Department Order by penalizing noncompliance. As long as there is no law penalizing non-compliance, students will continue to be exposed to accidents risks, said Lanete. The committee on basic education and culture is chaired by Rep. Ramon Durano VI while the committee on higher and technical education is chaired by Rep. Ann Hofer.

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PH bet is first-ever Miss Multinational crown


he first winner of the Miss Multinational pageant is a Filipina. Sophia Senoron was crowned as the first winner of the Miss Multinational pageant Monday night in New Delhi, India. The good news was shared by Arnold Vegafria, national director for Miss World and Miss Multinational Philippines. Sophia is a student of San Beda University and is currently taking up Financial Management.

Several Filipina beauty queens took to social media to send their congratulatory messages. Among them are the country’s first Reina Hispanoamericana titleholder Teresita “Winwyn” Marquez, Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann, Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up Ariella Arida, Miss Grand International 2013 third runner-up Ali Forbes, and Binibining Pilipinas-World 2007 Maggie Wilson.

JM de Guzman admits giving flowers to Angelica Panganiban The cat is out of the bag. JM de Guzman admitted he is the mystery man who gave Angelica Panganiban a rose bouquet last January. The actor-model shared the secret on “Push Now Na” with Darla Sauler, adding that Angelica is the kind of girl who deserves to be given flowers even if it isn’t Valentine’s Day. He said however, that he isn’t hoping if Angelica could be his girlfriend. Recall that the actress shared a picture of a rose bouquet on her Instagram Story but did not reveal who was behind the act. The two were co-stars in hit romcom “That Thing Called Tadhana.”

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Kris Aquino reaches out to Paolo Duterte’s rant Kris Aquino peacefully reaches out to Paolo Duterte in reply to the latter’s tirade against the EDSA People Power Revolution and to the actress herself. The presidential son posted on his Facebook account last Feb. 20 that the commemoration of EDSA is a reminder of a broken promise of the past two Aquino administrations and the corruption that prevailed. Paolo also took a dig at Kris personally by telling her to avoid being

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Winnipeg Jets add Stastny and Morrow before NHL trade deadline


he Winnipeg Jets are allin for their playoff run in a blockbuster trade with the addition of centreman Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues, and Joe Morrow from the Montreal Canadiens.

Paul Stastny will bring more experience and depth to the centre position and during his first game, was paired with Nickolai Ehlers and Patrik Laine. Dustin Byfuglien on Stastny joining the

Paul Stastny’s first goal as a Winnipeg Jet, assist by Nicholai Ehlers against the Nashville Predators..

Winnipeg Jets commented, “He’s an all around good guy for the room. Off-ice and on-ice, he’s good.” Stastny and Morrow’s first game as Winnipeg Jets were against division rivals Nashville Predators earlier this week at Bell MTS Centre. It was a wild game with 7 goals in the 2nd period and the Jets leading 4-3 heading into the 3rd period. The Jets lost 6-5

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with a late goal by the Predators and Paul Stastny ended with a goal and assist in his debut game. The Jets currently sit 3rd in the Western Conference behind the Predators and Knights. The next Jets game is at Bell MTS Centre against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

Monthly Meeting of Solid Mindanaoans of Manitoba at Hot Rod Grills

A monthly meeting held recently at Hot Rod Grills, from left to right, John Amper, assist. treasurer; Denby Perez, youth representative; Daisy Paasa, assist. secretary; Josephine Facundo, president; Rebecca Pedersen, treasurer and Jeanette Perez, secretary; standing, Rene Recones, vice president and Edison Garcia, auditor.

Mikey Bustos Speedo Tour Mikey Bustos, the energetic Fil-Can YouTube singer and comedian brought his A-game to Winnipeg during his "I Wear Speedos" stop in the city. He enteratined the crowd with multiple wardrobe changes, throwing roses into the crowd and renditions of his popular YouTube videos. Bustos was joined by special guest Thea Cruz, WCOPA17 Multigold medalist.

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Horoscope You might find that you’re more deeply connected with your feelings, particularly those that have been bubbling below the surface for a while. Your spiritual sector encourages you to kick back and take time out for yourself. Dreams could also be important and may even contain valuable guidance. They could see you assessing your beliefs and perhaps considering using the services of a life coach to help you live to your fullest potential.

There is a powerful focus on your sector of far horizons and which could see you entertaining in escapist tendencies. However, romantic options show up, too, suggesting that if you’re traveling you could meet someone special and form a close romantic bond. There’s also an emphasis on study and self-improvement. Indeed, as both curious with cautious desire to study could lead to promising opportunities in the future.

The focus on your sector of work and service suggests that you feel it’s your duty to help others regardless of your own needs The temptation could be to give until you feel overwhelmed.. This isn’t sustainable. And the cosmos is encouraging you to set healthier boundaries. You’ll have to give back to yourself at some point, and this might be the time to do so.

If someone has something important to tell you, you might need to read between the lines to understand what’s really being said. Communication can be the key to success although clarity is essential, too. However, could find that understanding begins to dawn, especially if you ask the right questions. You might be drawn to someone you sense is on the same wavelength even if it isn’t obvious.

Taking the time to process through these could be very helpful in clearing away obstruction and allowing you to be more productive. Its journey through your sector of change and transformation, and this could stir up issues that may have been holding you back. A powerful focus on your social sector hints that your friendships and love life could sparkle. However, it would be wise to remember that all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold.

With a major focus on a sensitive area of your chart, you might connect with feelings that have been buried for some time, and this can encourage you to process through them. The idea of change could appeal to you, but nothing will happen unless you do something about it. Don’t be in too much of a hurry, though, as a gentle approach may work best. On another note, with a desire to hurry a romantic relationship may not be helpful. It might be better to go with the flow.

Your sector of leisure and romance sparkles with a full lineup encouraging you to indulge in your favorite hobbies or spend time with that special person. And this can be the perfect opportunity for a special date. However they could encourage you to celebrate the first milestone of a new relationship, perhaps by taking things further. Trust your instincts. If it feels right, seriously consider it.

The cosmos encourages you to draw a line, because there could be a tendency to be a little bit too generous to various charities. Although the focus is on money matters, the emphasis is also on suggests that spiritual values could play a part in your finances. Consider whether you can afford it, and if not, you might have to change your approach. You find a way to give without exhaust your resources.

As lovely career sector, it might be just as well to firm up your boundaries. This blend of energies could see you giving away too much in terms of time, money, or other resources. Thankfully, its tie with tone down can encourage a more realistic perspective, enabling you to do whatever is in your best interests. They encounter suggests you may be eager to get to know someone better even if their ideas differ from yours.


Other people could have a very strong influence on your life at this time. There are times when you may find it difficult to understand others’ motives. If so, they encourage you to ask for clarification. It may help them to define what they want, and it will certainly help you. You may not see eye to eye with a family member, but a compromise is possible.

The unsettled issues could be the reason you’re holding back from making a move or beginning a new phase or project. If there’s one matter that has been causing you to lose confidence, it would be worthwhile to take the time to resolve it. Once you do, you’ll have a lot more energy to put into any plans you’ve been mulling over. Making this a great time to entertain or have guests to stay.

Your imagination could be very much to the front, and this can be excellent for creative activities and romance as well. However, with ties the cosmos is encouraging you to think about the practicalities of a project or new relationship. If it fits harmoniously into your life, it could turn out very well for you.


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spots on the river, we ended up not catching any walleye of note but did hammer the feisty saugers pretty good all day. Alan was crowned ‘Sauger King’ of the day as he absolutely crushed them using a chartreuse jig and blade combo tipped with the ever-

popular salted minnow. We’ve fished the Red enough times on the ice to know that a fish of a lifetime can come out of no where while having a blast hooking sauger after sauger. Another proven Red River tactic that we could have tried was to sit and wait it out over a deep

Red River Ice Tactics by Jeremy Santos


ouncing on a rare break in the deep freeze conditions this winter, FAAM members Alan Ali, Eric Labaupa, and myself decided to hit the frozen Red River for a quick hitter to try our luck at hooking into a giant greenback walleye. Late February is no longer primetime on the Red as a good portion of the migrating schools from the fall have begun to head back out to the lake. While we weren’t counting on fast and furious action like it often can be on early ice, there is always a hitter’s chance to stick a pig when dropping a line in the world famous Red River. Starting out first thing in the morning, our Plan A was to target one of the deeper holes in the river where we’ve had success for big girls in the past. Readers may be familiar with this spot adjacent to the big Highway 4 bridge or as it’s affectionately known, ‘the bridge to no where’. Surprisingly, when we pulled up to the access point there was open water and thin ice signs nearby. With none of us interested in poking holes in a sketchy area, it was on to Plan B. We backtracked just slightly upriver and decided to try a popular area in front of the church. Our main method of attack when ice fishing on the Red is to cover a variety of depths to start. We drilled holes starting in the middle going in a straight line back to the west shore. The main channel here was 30 feet under the ice. Each hole gradually got shallower with a noticeable sharp break at 19’ to 14’. The farthest holes closer to shore were hovering over 8’ of water. We then systematically


he Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM) Inc. would like to invite you to the 2018 “Youth Forum on Building Success” event on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 9 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute (720 Alverstone Street). Now in its fourth year, the event aims to instil the importance of education and hard work, promote involvement in the Filipino and wider community, and inspire high school and postsecondary students to pursue engaging and fulfilling careers. PHCM has invited a set of guest speakers, identified leaders in their industries and fields, to share their stories of career development, discovering their passions and

fished each depth using an active rod and a dead stick carefully watching our electronics for any signs of life. We quickly narrowed down better sonar marks and active fish on the high side of the 14’-16’ flat as I was getting nothing out deep while Eric got into a bunch of saugers shallower. Not long after drilling some more holes, I got slammed by a heavy thunk. I almost had it to the hole but alas, my arch nemesis the Red River got the best of me once again, taking away the chance to even get a glimpse of the tank on the end of my line. Employing the same search and destroy tactic at three other

Jeremy Santos trying to convince a walleye to bite.

Alan Alli using an ice auger to drill our holes.

Janis Surla caught a new personal best 30.75 inch greenback.

Anthony Magcawas with a fat walleye.

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19 hole and target the mid column for suspended monsters. Our attention span is way too short to do that though, so the run n’ gun/ swiss cheese approach is how we prefer to attack the Red…. when the weather is nice at least.


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n acquaintance that he developed a sense of ownership for all the songs that he fell in love with during his youth, to the point that when such songs started to become commercialized or overly popular, enough for them to be embraced by also the common guy next door, he lost affection for them. He felt that these songs were no longer his. He felt dismayed. He now disowned them because he felt that these songs no longer “speak” to him personally.

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What a sense of false ownership and feelings of entitlement. I don't share those sentiments. To develop a sense of ownership for music is a dangerous thing. It makes a person selfish, snobbish, and elitist, thinking and feeling that no one else but he alone has the right to appreciate and delight in the beauty of music, whatever kind this may be. To believe that only he and no one else could

appreciate something is a height of selfishness and greediness. For me, music—whatever kind or genre this may be—Metal, Jazz, New Wave, Classical, Hiphop, Country, Punk, Progressive Rock, Pop, you name it—is for everyone. Yes, music is for anyone who likes to listen to it for whatever reason. Don't fall in the folly of thinking that something special is only for someone special like you. Because you are not the only special person in the world. In fact, everyone is special in many ways. Don’t be selfish. Don’t be greedy. Final Note As we grow older, we should also become more inclusive and welcoming of others; sharing all the good things with anyone who is happy to delight in them.


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Festival du Voyageur wraps up 29th year & Bothwell inaugural international cheese carving competition Festival du Voyageur wrapped up it's 49th edition with great weather and enough "hého"s to tide Winnipeg over until next year. Overall attendance this year was steady at 93,400 people over the 10 days of Festival du Voyageur. Tickets were sold-out on both Saturdays. Attendance at official sites was up this year, largely due to the addition of new official sites and the fact the Rendez-Vous on Ice remained open for all 4 days of expected programming. Attendance at Voyageur Park was down 10 per cent from last year, which is due to cold weather on the first weekend and changes in ticketing – limiting the amount of people in Voyageur Park to manage capacity. Kids dominated the 49th edition of Festival du Voyageur with double the children's programming and a new play structure to cater to all the children 12-years-old and under who received free admission. The Bothwell Cheese Carving Competition on February 18, drew in huge crowds to watch six world-renowned sculptors carve masterpieces out of 40-pound blocks of Bothwell cheese. HGTV's Carver Kings' Paul Frenette won with his cheesy rendition of the Green Man. Miss Sandy Bay, a 15-time Festival du Voyageur Jigging Competition Champion headlined Festival duVoyageur's first ever Voyageur Pride night on Saturday, February 24. The evening welcomed everyone to celebrate the diverse community at Festival du Voyageur in partnership with Room Service, Queer People of Colour – Winnipeg (QPOC) and Sunshine House. The 50th edition of Festival du Voyageur will be February 1524, 2019.

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Teachers aren’t gunslingers If President Donald Trump had his way, teachers would be required to carry guns in school. Yes, just like the Wild West where just about everybody carried a gun. No license required. No “Second Amendment” to make it lawful to carry a gun. But in the Wild West, there was one exception: Teachers didn’t carry guns. There were enough gunslingers to scare psychos away from schools. But those were the good old days when good guys – like Wyatt Earp and his brothers -- killed the bad guys. Today, there are no more good guys to go after the bad guys because the bad guys don’t carry six-shooters anymore; they carry “assault rifles” that can fire six hundred rounds a minute. That would certainly scare the hell out of any good guy who’s armed with just a handgun. And that’s probably what Trump had in mind when he suggested that teachers carry guns to kill psychos armed with “weapons of war” like the AR-15 that was used to kill 17 people at

the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last February 14. Trump had tweeted that there were “many signs the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed.” The killer, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, used a semi-automatic assault rifle in his murderous spree, which also wounded 14 other people including five with lifethreatening injuries. It was reported in the news that the FBI was alerted six months ago after a YouTube user named "Nikolas Cruz" posted a comment stating "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" on the video site, which makes one wonder: What did the FBI do to stop Cruz from pursuing his evil plans? Could the FBI have the same nonchalant attitude in dealing with other potential terrorists? But the FBI can’t be blamed for their perceived inaction. They don’t have enough manpower to deal with the problem. The

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ast week, there was an almost muted celebration of the so-called EDSA revolution. Let’s look back not on the gathering of the people on that kilometer stretch of the highway but what happened when Benigno ‘Ninoy ‘ Aquino’s widow assumed the presidency. There was a major overhaul on the local government level, removing local officials. Many governors and mayors identified with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), the ruling party during the rule of

President Ferdinand Marcos were booted out and replaced by antiMarcos activists as rewards for their efforts. That happened at the height of people’s euphoria after Marcos was forced into exile by the Americans to Hawaii. In the meantime a constitutional commission was created to dismantle the 1973 constitution and to install a Cory oriented one. The Aquino appointed OICs, ‘blessed’ by Cory magic prepared for the 1988 polls.

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35,000 people employed by FBI include special agents and other support professionals such as intelligence analysts, information technology specialists, scientists, and others. “Have gun, will teach” So whose problem is it then? Trump and National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre are of the same mind about guns in schools: they both want more guns in schools. Trump wants to arm teachers to protect themselves and the school children. LaPierre agrees with Trump in the sense that arming the teachers would be consistent with his convoluted philosophy, which he reiterated during the recently concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC): “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The only problem with this is that oftentimes the good guys gets killed, simply because they’re under-armed and don’t have proper training in handling guns. Simply put, teachers teach children, not shoot people. But Trump and LaPierre believe otherwise. They’re convinced that teachers can be made into good shooters; that is, killing people. But that’s not what they were taught to earn their teaching credentials. They were taught to teach children, not to kill people.

It is interesting to note that when the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there was an armed deputy on duty at the school -- someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe. Needless to say, the deputy was armed with a handgun, which was typically what most deputies would carry. So, when the mass murderer started shooting with his AR-15 in a rapid-fire fashion, the deputy on duty must have gotten so scared and he froze. For the next four minutes he stayed out of the school while the shooter murdered 17 people inside. The problem in America today is that there is a proliferation of assault rifles. And Congress isn’t doing anything to rid the streets of these dangerous weapons of war. Their use should be limited for law enforcement purposes. And there must be laws that restrict their sale to civilians and minors. Stringent background checks must be enforced and people with mental health problems must be banned from purchasing them. But nothing is being done about it. Lawmakers refuse to enact gun control laws for fear of losing the endorsement of the NRA and their campaign contributions. To be blacklisted by the NRA would spell the end of their legislative careers. In

other words, the NRA and their lackeys in Congress control the deadly game that has been putting the lives of school children in danger. Never Again! But the gruesome massacre of 17 people during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School changed all that. The survivors of the Parkland school decided to bring their case to the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. Busloads of students and others took the seven-hour trip to Tallahassee. They were joined by thousands of other students and supporters. They called their movement, “Never Again.” After four days, the movement has spread across the nation. The organizers plan for a nationwide protest rally in Washington, DC on March 24. They call it “March For our Lives.” Yesterday, six teen-aged students in Kansas took a bold step into the murky waters of politics – they declared their candidacies for governor of Kansas. More are expected to run for legislative seats and other political offices as well. Finally, the dragon has awakened, ready to challenge the political dominance of the NRA that has for so long been at the apex of power. Indeed, the Never Again Movement could usher in the dawn of a new age in America.

All over the country the Cory magic was at work. The people dazed by the mesmerizing yellow fever,and in protest against the departed regime, elected street parliamentarians to office disregarding maturity,political experience, capability and leadership potential of the anointed.In Pampanga the first tragic casualty in defeat in a congressional race was Estelito Mendoza. He was pitted against Oscar Rodriguez, an activist lawyer of the poor. Aber Canlas, an engineer fro Florida Blanca and builder of many Infrastructure projects like Folk Art Theatre, Cultural Center and others retreated from a possible showdown against Emigdio Lingad of Lubao in the second district congressional race Swept to victory in the electoral race in the 1988 polls

were Bren Z. Guiao, the late Ninoy Aquino’s public relations man as governor and running mate acidly Macapagal Salgado. Except for Fred Halili who was a dyed in the wool member of KBL, all towns were swept by those identified with the new government. Roy David in Porac, Manuel Santiago in Guagua, Javier Hizon in Mexico, Norberto Blanco in Bacolor, Paterno Guevarra in San Fernando, Oscar Tetangco in Apalit, Nelson DeLa Cruzin Arayat and Alfonso Pelayo in Candaba. Two political giants, Francisco G. Nepomuceno and Rafael L. Lazatin came down in defeat as Antonio Abad Santos aka ‘Bubusok’ because of his fiery speeches trounced the two revered figures. The province politicians who were identified with Marcos Kilusang Bagong

Lipunan fell on the wayside. Israel ‘ Baby’ Eusoof of Guagua, Romy Pamintuan of Apalit and Tomas Guevarra of Mexico were forced to give up their seats as President Cory Aquino declared a revolutionary government. Even two of the most well loved and respected mayors, Benigno Espino of Arayat and Armando P. Biliwang of the capital town of San Fernando were replaced. Many of them never went back to politics, some attempted but thwarted. Few others made it and reclaimed their seats. Editor's Note: Formerly newspaperman of Daily Inquirer and other major dailies; former TV and radio Broadcaster. Former Director of various corporations like Clark Development Co.; and a former City of Angeles Councillor. Now a regular columnist of Sun Star Pampanga

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Jerusalem, "The City of Peace" (Part III) government, executive, legislative and judicial, are located in the New City including the Parliament and the residences of the president and the prime minister. The unicameral Parliament is The Knesset (means "assembly" in Hebrew) with 120 members elected every four (4) years based on nation-wide proportional representation. Aside from passing laws, the Knesset elects the President (currently Reuven Rivlin) and the Prime Minister (incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu). Make sure to bring your passport which must be presented to enter the Knesset. It also maintains a dress code - no shorts, jeans, tank tops, or clothing with political slogans. (crocs are only allowed if they are in navy, blue or black.) Not far from the Knesset, the Israel Museum exibits archaeology and modern day art and also the fragments of the celebrated Dead Sea Scrolls regarded as the oldest manuscripts of the Old Testament ever found as discovered in the caves of the Judean desert in 1947.

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utside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem is the so-called the "New City" of Jerusalem. With more than 800,000 people it is home to historically important religious sites, vistas and tourist attractions - so many of them that it becomes impossible to visit and see them all. From our experience we suggest visiting the downtown district, the Knesset, Israel Museum, The Holocaust Memorial (Yad Vashem), Haas Promenade, Mea Shearim, and the Mount of Olives. Although crossing between areas of the city takes time because of strict security measures from the time we leave the hotel our guided tour begins by exploring the very heart of the city's compact

downtown located around the three thoroughfares - King George Street, Jaffa Road and Ben-Yehuda Street where we find a bustling stone-paved pedestrian mall, also known as the "midrechov" in Hebrew (literally, pedestrian street) crowded with people, street performers, artists displaying their wares and lined with restaurants, cafes, shops, and apartment buildings. No matter what you're craving for make a quick stop at Cafe Rimon, a Kosher restaurant chain in Israel, open 24 hours or at Gagou de Paris for delicious French croissants. If you have some political interest a visit to the state's parliament, the Knesset, is worth it. All branches of the Israel's

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum established by Isareli law in 1953 serves as a comprehensive monument to the six (6) million Jews who were slaughtered during World War II. Visiting the "Haas Promenade" on the hills of Talpiot is a must. Immerse yourself with the most panoramic landscape of the old Jerusalem and its walls as well as the skyline of the New City. Mea Shearim! A world by itself, Mea Shearim is the ultra Orthodox district of Jerusalem, one of the city's oldest Jewish neighbourhood established in 1874. Walking in the area on its narrow streets and alleys is to walk into a time wrap feeling as if you're back in time. Here a sign to women and girls reads: "We beg you with all our hearts, please donot pass through our neighbourhood in immodest clothes." And refrain from taking photography. Rising to the east of Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives, a major site of pilgrimage especially

Gem & Lita at Capharnaum.

for Catholics and Protestants. Named for the olive groves that for thousand years have grown on the slopes, the Mount of Olives is famous for the convent of St. Mary Magdalene with its golden rooftop, the Chapel of the Ascension (the sacred site where Jesus ascended into Heaven after 40 days from resurrection) and the Tomb of the Virgin Mary. Our Christian memories on the Mount of Olives are associated with the life of Jesus - the teaching of the Lord's prayer, the weeping over Jerusalem and the prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. e headed back then to Capharnaum, the town of Jesus, and to the Sea of Galilee.

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