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114th Philippine Independence Day Celebrated

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Manila Road Debut

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Flag raising ceremonies commemorate 114th Philippine Independence in Winnipeg. Cast members from "The Passage, Journey of Faith - A Musical" singing the Philippine national anthem "Lupang Hinirang" during the community flag raising ceremonies at the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba. From left-right: Monica Carranza, Joyce Jugo, Reynalyne Gacilan, Vina Dimayuga, Camilla Opida (holding the flag) and Jera Palsis. Photo by Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal

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City of Winnipeg Flag Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Philippine Heritage Week

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ilipinos in Winnipeg celebrated their history, culture and liberty during two flag raising ceremonies - one at City Hall and the other at the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba. The City of Winnipeg commemorated the start of Philippine Heritage Week during a flag raising ceremony at Winnipeg City Hall on Friday, June 8th. Mayor Sam Katz along with City of Winnipeg councillors and Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba members were on hand during the ceremonies as the Philippine national flag was raised above City Hall along Main Street. The recognition included a short address by Mayor Sam Katz that highlighted the contribution Filipinos have made in Winnipeg. As the population of Filipinos in

Winnipeg grows, Mayor Katz hinted at the long term potential of Winnipeg to elect a mayor of Filipino descent. The community flag raising and kick-off celebration was held at the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba on Saturday, June 9th which was well attended by over 25 community groups and 100's of community memebers. continued on page 16

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For Only when One Is Honest with Oneself Would (On Dealing with Feelings of Ambivalence through Poetry)

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ne of the reasons I immigrated to Canada in 2003 was to take care of my late maternal grandfather. I spent almost three years as his live-in caregiver. It was a tough time; but in retrospect, I gained much in the process in terms of becoming a stronger and more courageous person and a more proficient and prolific writer. Despite all that, I never deny that our relationship for the most part was a bittersweet one. I always found myself in a dilemma and my feelings for him had become ambivalent. There were moments when I was sad because I knew that his death was

coming; but there were also moments when I was secretly wishing for his death to come sooner, so I could finally be relieved of such a difficult task of caring for him. That’s the truth. Within me sprang a well of opposing emotions… dilemma… antithesis... oxymoron. Such bittersweetness! However, beneath all that was honesty, which is therapeutic when a person is dealing with a mix of negative and positive emotions. Grandpa died on July 8, 2006. He was 91. The experience of having been with him in the last three years of his life until his death continues to

The Making of Manila Road by Jackie Doming

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ernando Dalayoan has always been an active member in the Filipino community. Whether it was dancing for Magdaragat, or getting involved with the University of Manitoba Filipino Students’ Association, he’s managed to stay deeply rooted to his culture. Now, Dalayoan is giving back through a less conventional avenue – film. This year, the filmmaker and founder of Blue Water Buffalo Productions released his first ever documentary Manila Road, which is now available for viewing on MTS Video On Demand. “Manila Road celebrates the Filipino community and its brief history,” says Dalayoan. “It also reflects my take on why a lot of Filipinos stay in Winnipeg – the two

main factors – family and kababayan. Kababayan is like brotherhood and friendships.” Dalayoan focused his film on the business, educational and social aspects of the Filipino community. Some of his interviewees include Jon Reyes (President of the Manitoba Filipino Business Council), Darlyne Bautista (School Trustee) and Mike Pagtakhan (Winnipeg City Councillor for Point Douglas). “I wanted to interview more people,” says Dalayoan. “But because of the timeframe, I wasn’t able to get it all in. Jon Reyes was very generous of presenting his point of view about the businesses in the community, and it’s thriving. There’s also kids I interviewed about

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make me introspective and sensitive especially as a writer. Here’s one of the many poems that I wrote in those days, when poetry to me became a bittersweet solace and a cathartic outlet.

Kunut-noo, kagat-labì, buntunghininga Kailan pa kaya ako muling makatatawa? O makangingiti man lang nang ubodsigla?

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Pagong pa rin ang usad ng panahon Sukò na yata ako sa mga araw na The Last Leaf mapanghamon Only when one is honest with oneself would one be able to be Sana naman tutuo ang kasabihan: truly honest with others. "Sa dulo ng bawat lagusan Ay may liwanag na maaasahan"

Pagod na pagod na ‘ko Mga mata ko’y laging mugtô Ang tigas ng ulo ng lolo ko Mukhang mauuna pa yata ako Di na ‘ko makatulog nang maayos Pagbabantay di matapus-tapos Ni wala man lamang mayapós Sa t'wina ako'y mistulang nauupos Di ko na mawari ang aking nadarama Galit-awa-galit-awa Nasa pagitan ako ng dalawang demoño Walang itulak-kabigin, parehong talo Sitwasyon ko'y parang wala nang katapusan Kailan pa kaya panibagong buhay ay masisimulan?

Magdaragat, at least 12 of them, but sadly I had to cut 10.” It was not difficult for Dalayoan to find people to talk to since his mother has many resources. She interviewed pioneers for a book she co-wrote on the first Filipino immigrants in Manitoba, and is the president of MAFTI (the Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers). Dalayoan is a member of the same organization, teaching grade six students at Lord Nelson School. In fact, his students ushered the Manila Road screening event held at the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba on April 28, 2012. Over 150 attended the documentary’s debut, and all the contributions collected from the night were donated to the Lord Nelson camp fund. Dalayoan is currently working on finishing his trilogy based on the

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beginning, middle and end of the Filipino-Canadian experience. The three year project includes his current short films Tutulungan Kita (I’ll Help You) and Young Ligaw, both which have been featured in national and international film festivals. He is in the process of collecting grants to complete his third film, describing the end of the Filipino experience. Although Dalayoan helps put Filipinos on map in the arts community, he hardly sees himself as someone to look up to. “I don’t consider myself a role-model or pioneer. I see myself as more of a supporter – I’m more of a cheerleader!” To view Dalayoan’s short films and trailer for Manila Road, visit his YouTube channel at YouTube.com/ FDWinnipeg.

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PEREZCOPE by Perry Diaz PerryDiaz@gmail.com

Pacquiao cheated of victory

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he loss of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to Timothy Bradley would most likely become one of the most controversial fights in boxing history and could become the catalyst for reforms in the way fights are judged. These are the facts: The round-by-round Lederman Card showed Pacquiao winning, a total of 119 over Bradley’s 109. Lederman gave Round 10 to Bradley and the rest to Pacquiao. The Final Punch Statistics showed Pacquiao landed 190 punches out of 493 punches thrown while Bradley landed 108 out of 390 punches thrown. There were no knockouts. However, two of the judges saw it differently. While Judge Jerry Roth scored the fight 115-

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113 for Pacquiao, judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford scored it 115-113 for Bradley, which gave Bradley a split decision victory over Pacquiao.

“Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six rounds on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing on the third by the same margin.” But still, AP had Pacquiao winning 117-111. Just about everybody who scored the fight gave it to Pacquiao. But judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford gave it to Bradley. What made them see it differently? This question would in the forefront of debate for a long time. Sad to say, what happened could erode the confidence and enthusiasm of boxing aficionados who were drawn into a sport that experienced a Renaissance since Pacquaio entered the ring with his spectacular performance in the past seven years.

What the hell happened? The fight was lopsidedly in favor of Pacquiao from start to finish except in Round 10, yet the two judges decided to give it to Bradley. For those who watched the fight, most of you would agree that Pacquiao should have won the fight by unanimous decision. Yet, King of the “Sport of Kings” the two judges turned a blind eye Pacquiao had a 15-fight to the fact that Pacquiao landed 82 winning streak that began in 2005. more punches than Bradley. With eight world championship titles in eight different weight Ringside punching statistics divisions, Pacquiao had brought showed Pacquiao landing 253 the “Sport of Kings” to new punches to Bradley’s 159. The heights. Indeed, he was the king Compubox statistics showed of the “Sport of Kings.” Pacquiao landing more punches He became a superstar in a in 10 of the 12 rounds. The sport made only for the strong. Associated Press (AP) reported, He became a national hero to his 90 million compatriots. And he brought glory to a sport that had reached rock bottom in revenues and public patronage until he showed and proved that boxing

was not a disreputable sport – as it was once -- dominated by promoters who fixed fights to feed their greed and those who profit from it. Pacquiao’s loss brought a financial windfall to those who placed bets for Bradley, who was a 4-1 underdog. The nagging question is: Could it be that the fight was fixed to profit a few? If so, then boxing is back to where it was when decisions were made in the back room. I hope not, because if it did, then boxing would once again slide into the bowels of disrepute and perhaps never to emerge again in a respectable milieu of sportsmanship and entertainment. “Paper champion” It’s interesting to note that when promoter Bob Arum -who handles both Pacquiao and Bradley -- went over to Bradley before the controversial decision was announced, Bradley told him: “I tried hard but I couldn't beat the guy.” This led Arum to say that Bradley -- the new “paper champion” -- didn’t even feel he earned it. Could there be a worse insult than being called a “paper champion” by no less than his own promoter? Indeed, for someone who had been promoting boxing all his life, Arum saw the handwriting on the wall. Ominously, he said: “Something like this is so

outlandish, it’s a death knell for the sport.” Rematch But death knell or not, Arum would immensely benefit from a rematch, which was agreed upon in the contract between Pacquiao and Bradley. “I have both guys, and I’ll make a lot of money in the rematch, but it’s ridiculous,” Arum said. He accused the judges of incompetence saying, “they don’t know what the hell they’re looking at. Nobody who knows anything about boxing could have Bradley ahead in the fight.” The question is: Would Pacquiao agree to a rematch to regain his title and earn another $20 million or would he call it quits? A rematch would be very enticing and hard to refuse. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pacquiao agreed to a rematch. But to the every end, Pacquiao proved himself to be who he really is: a great boxer who knows himself better than anybody else. “I did my best,” he said. “I guess my best wasn't good enough.” However, the Pacquiao-Bradley fight proved one thing: “If you can’t beat your opponent with punches, beat him in the judges’ score cards.” And Bradley did. At the end of the day, it can be said that Pacquiao won the fight but the judges cheated him of victory.

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Manny Pacquiao and Jessica Sanchez: two ambassadors who have brought pride and international recognitions to the Filipinos! Manny Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley by a split decision!

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he negative reactions became ballistic and swift when Manny Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley in the recently boxing bout for welterweight championship at MGM Last Vegas. From the internet facebook, twitter and other internet chatterboxes, to the newspaper columnists and radio commentators, and to the people and boxing fans in pubs, bars, on the streets and homes, the comments and analysis have becomeso viral, so instant, and so negative after Manny Pacquiao "a.k.a. Pacman" an international boxing champion lost to Timothy Bradley, the challenger. The fans of Pacquiao, especially, his kababayans did not accept the verdict meted by the three judges who according to the multitude of people, the judges acted on an alleged "mafia machination". In reality, the whole boxing afficionado claimed that the final decision was tainted. "We were robbed!", "We were cheated!" "Those judges were gay! and reacted on what Manny Pacquiao's minsinterpreted comments on gays and lesbians. Or the judges were allegedly paid to

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make this kind of decision against Pacquiao. And even Paquiao himself, after the bout, he said: "I knew that I am the winner, but we have to respect the decision of the judges." At the beginning of the post-bout interview, Manny Pacquiao said with a thrifty smile: "This is why we love boxing." At MGM, after announcing that Timothy Bradley was the winner, his wife, was surprisingly jubilant as she hugged some of her loved ones. It was a reaction of an unexpected result! And on the other side, Jinky was so quiet, not sobbing, just her face was looking at a blankspace. And on the ring, the manager, the trainer, the "sidekicks" of Timothy Bradley were all celebrating to the surprised announcement. And from the audience, a bombastic booo dominated the air. And the fans of Manny Pacquiao had become frustrated and had reacted negatively to the result of the 12-round fight. Losing to Timothy Bradley seems to be next to impossible. Our icon boxer is winnable as shown by many fights he had for many years since 2005. Never been defeated. And the international media and aficionados had branded him as the only boxer who has the speed of pound by pound style on the right.

He became the best ambassador of the Philippines. He is so simple. So happy-go-lucky. And has become the role model of the young Filipinos to have a big dream. He had become an international sensation; and thus, monetary wise, he has become of the one wealthiest Filipino in the Philippines; and one of the wealthiest sportsman in the world. Pacquiao can stand side by side by multimillionaires sports icon like Tiger Wood and Michael Jordan. Added to this, he is politician. As he finally concluded in his post-bout interview: "I have to thank God for the strength he gave me; and for the supports of the fans, and to the media who are responsible to put my name on top of the boxing world." With this losing to Timothy Bradley some boxing sport writers and followers would speculate: "Is this the sign of Manny Pacquiao's retiring from boxing?" At the conference after the fight, Manny Pacquiao was still relax and with that "matipid" smile. "We will have a rematch." And even Timothy Bradley said: "Yes, the rematch is final. It will be on November 10, this year at MGM, Las Vegas. And thus, the excitements for a rematch continue to surge; and the money continues to pour.

Jessica Sanchez lost to Phillips Phillips at the recently concluded 11th season of American Idol! And the negative reactions of our kababayan are also swift and terse: "Mind you, no Filipino will ever win in this white dominated singing contest, kaya kung ako, hindi na ako sasali. Mapu-frustrate ka lang?"

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Is this true? Filipinos, almost entirely, praised the exemplary singing talent of Jessica Sanchez, half Pinoy/ half Mexican. Every episode of the American Idol millions of fans had all the positive comments on her. Even President Noynoy Aquino has so much interest when he met her; and so many Philippine managers have already plans for her concerts in Manila. And in one night of elimination, Jessica Sanchez was one of the 3 at the bottom; but thru the intervention of the judges, like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica was saved for the elimination. And this added to the strength of Jessica Sanchez, as aided by Tyler, that Jessica would be the winner for this year's American Idol. But it did not happen. And on the finale of the American Idol, Phillips Phillips was declared winner! The American Idol winner for 2012! And Jessica Sanchez landed as a runnerup! And Jessica Sanchez followed the footstep of Mia Tegia and Jasmine Trias, who did the best to capture the title but it did not materialize. And thus, the claim that no Filipino singer would win, is just a comment of frustration. Again, to lose in this international singing contest, is not acceptable to our kababayan. We would our "manok" to be the winner. How do you equate the losing streaks of our talented kababayans in the two international events to our attitude of not accepting the verdict? In our every day life, we do face many challenges and trials. Some had resulted to a success; but others had succumbed to a total failure. We are living in a world of many chances or even, we have to resort to the "pustahan" challenge. "Why do you react so negatively on the Pacquiao's lost?" Our kababayan answered: " If you were watching the match, you would

see that Pacquiao got most of the rounds. He was the world renown pound by pound boxer and he did what the people were expecting for him to win...and then, he lost? "Pacquiao was cheated, Filipinos were cheated." And why do you react on Jessica's lost? "Jessica is Filipino, hindi siya mananalo! Walang Pinoy na mananalo sa American Idol!, oh, magpustahan tayo." It is a natural reaction to this losing game. We do associate ourselves to the trials and challenges of our kababayans. Whenever there is a kababayan who has reached a pinnacle of success, it has become our mantra! For us, the successes of Pacquiao and Jessica are also successes of the Filipinos in the Philippines and in the whole world. With the success of our two kababayans, we are elevated to a certain degree of pride and international recognition...and it is too natural to make such negative reactions. With these two well-known celebrities in sports and in entertainment, their active participations serve as our inspiration. We have to be driven with ambitions. Wika nga, dream big! And we Filipinos have all the opportunities to shine, be it in a beauty contest (Pinoy's obsession), or in a singing contest, or in billiard or pool; and in boxing! And you had noticed, both Manny Pacquiao and Jessica Sanchez had the sweet smiles of success in spite of the unexpected results. Losing is a part of a game. And winning is an ultimate gift. Yes, kababayans, there are pots of gold at the end of the rainbow!


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With Whom Would You Rather Be?

(On a Discourse about the Irrelevance of Religion and Gods in a Person’s Ability to Be Good)

Sabi ng isa kong katrabaho, kaya raw pagrabe nang pagrabe ang kalagayan ng mundo e dahil dumarami na raw ang mga eteyista, o mga taong hindi naniniwala na may Diyos.

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ecause I was not in the mood for a discourse—besides, the workplace especially during work hours is not an appropriate venue for such a discourse on delicate and controversial issues like atheism and world economy, I did not react to her claim that the increasing number of atheists is reason the world is continuously deteriorating morally. I made sure that I did not show any sign of agreement either. In short, by

not responding, I was able to drop the conversation right away. If we were at a plaza in the time of classical philosophers like Plato, I would have certainly took my turn to utter my logical piece. However, a break time of 30 minutes is obviously insufficient for hammering issues like that. I thought to myself, Hmm, I’ll just write an article about it in my literary column in the newspaper one day.

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Evil People Are Not Always Godless / Godless People Are Not Always Evil God-Believers Are Not Always Good / Good People Are Not Always God-Believers Many religious people always blame the evils of the world to atheists, to people who do not believe that the God or any other deity exists. They arrogantly claim that the world is being saved from disgrace and human follies by religious and Godbelieving people such as themselves. I strong disagree! I am not claiming that all atheists are good and responsible individuals; and in the same manner that I certainly disagree that all religious people are automatically good and kind. I am simply emphasizing that a person’s ability to be good and to avoid evil does not necessarily depend on her having a belief or even fear in the God or whatever supreme being s/he believes to exist. In fact, if one is to open her eyes—she might be shocked to learn and realize that a big percentage of wars, crimes against humanity, discrimination, bigotry, and evil deeds in the world are instigated by people because of religion or their blind faith in their respective gods. The Folly of One-Sided Righteousness How many religious people claim that homosexuals should be put to death? How many religious people claim that their religion is the only single correct path to righteousness, failing to acknowledge the existence of a diversity of religious beliefs? How many religious people would literally kill for their gods? How many priests have been accused and proven to be child molesters? How many

religious leaders—despite preaching humility and promoting helping the poor and the hungry—live lavishly in their extravagant quarters in their mansions, donned in their expensive bejewelled clothes? This is not a battle of the religious versus the irreligious. This is simply a rebuttal to the claim that atheists—or people who do not believe in the God or in the existence of any supreme being—are the cause of the world’s moral deterioration. In fact, if one is a wide reader, she would have long known that many of the most revered thinkers, authors, scientists, statespersons, and artists in the world are atheists: In Literature—Isaac Asimov, Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Anton Chekov, Richard Dawkins, George Eliot, Christopher Hitchens, Clive James, Franz Kafka, Philip Larkin, Ursula K. Le Guin, H.P. Lovecraft, Pablo Neruda, George Orwell, Terry Pratchett, Marcel Proust, Philip Pullman, Ayn Rand, Salman Rushdie, Maurice Sendak, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gore Vidal, H.G. Wells, and Virginia Wolfe. In music: Björk. Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Kim Deal (Pixies, The Breeders), Ani DiFranco, Brian Eno, Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Paul Heaton (The Housemartins), Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), Geddy Lee (Rush), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Andy Partridge (XTC), Jim Reid (The Jesus & Mary Chain), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Robert Smith (The Cure), Tracey Thorn (Everything but the Girl), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd.

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June 20 - July 5, 2012 I am not claiming that atheism is the only path to righteousness. I’m just saying that there are many atheists who lead lives that are more admirable than those of many believers. I am not claiming that to be religious or to believe in a god is wrong or that all religious people are bigots. All I am saying is that a person can have the ability to be good and avoid evil with or without a belief in a god. Having a religion or a belief in a god is not an assurance of an individual’s being compassionate and responsible. There are good atheists as well as there are good religious people; in the same manner that there are evil atheists as well as there are evil god-believers. Sa Madaling Salita Ang pagka-makatao, pagpapahalaga sa kapwa, at moralidád ng isang indibidwál ay hindi kinakailangang palaging nakaangkla sa relihiyón o paniniwala na may diyos. May Diyos man o wala, ang bawat tao ay may karapatan at kakayahang maging mabuti at responsable sa kanyang sarili, kapwa, at mga mahal sa buhay. At dapat natin itong tanggapin at respetuhin. Or, in Simple Words An individual’s sense of humanity, compassion for his fellows, and morality should not necessarily be grounded on religion or a belief in a god. With or without religion or a god, a person has the right and the capability to be compassionate and responsible to himself, others, and especially his loved ones. We have to acknowledge and respect that. As a broadminded God-believer friend of mine asked contemplatively: “With whose company, do you think, I’d rather be: a kind atheist or an evil priest?”


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DOLE expects increase demand for food and beverage workers

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he Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE said the demand for Filipino food and beverage(F&B) workers will step up spurred by increases in population, household income, and leisure time that will allow people to dine out and take vacations more often. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, in a statement, said students who were not able to enroll in tertiary education but who want to get employment fast might consider looking into the F&B courses. These courses are available in many technicalvocational schools in the country that offer trainings for waiters and waitresses, baristas, bartenders, cooks, and kitchen helpers. Baldoz added that it takes only a few weeks or months to gain the appropriate skills

required in some of the highpaying careers in the labor market such as food and beverage. She also said those who seek career advancement in the F&B industry should opt to further their skills in communication, orientation to teamwork, customer service skills, and ability to multi-task, flexibility, and creativity. The current entry level monthly salary for F&B workers ranges from R8,000 to R15,000. Those who are in supervisory level positions may even get salary of up to R20,000. In other countries like in the US, hourly compensation ranges from $3.51 to $7.65. An F&B front liner may even get other benefits or incentives such as allowances, bonuses, overtime pay, and customer service tips.

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Pacquiao Robbed

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n Saturday, June 9, I watched the Pacquiao - Bradley WBO Welterweight Championship fight on pay-per-view with a bunch of Filipino friends. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a most disheartening conclusion. No, Manny Pacquiao did not lose the fight. He was robbed blind by two of the three judges. Judges Duane Ford and C. J. Ross voted 115113 for Tim Bradley. The other voted by the same score for Manny. HBO’s Harold Lederman had Manny winning 11 out of 12 rounds. As Lederman posted his score round after round, up to 90 – 81, we were saying that Bradley’s only hope was a knock-out of Manny, which did not happen as Manny won two more of the last three rounds. Even fight analysts including Jim Lampley and E. Stewart were incredulous. Promoter Bob Arum probably suffered a minor apoplexy as he expressed his disbelief. Arum, who promotes both fighters, said that the decision was ridiculous and everyone should be ashamed of it. According to ESPN, Arum said, "Something like this is so outlandish, it's a death knell for the sport. This is f------ nuts. I have both guys, and I'll make a lot of money in the rematch, but it's ridiculous. You have these old

f---- who don't know what the hell they're looking at. It's incompetence. Nobody who knows anything about boxing could have Bradley ahead in the fight." Arum also claimed Bradley himself thought he lost: "I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, 'I tried hard but I couldn't beat the guy.'" During and at the end of the fight, the Compubox showed the number of punches and power punches thrown by each boxer as well as the number that connected. Statistics therefore showed that Manny thoroughly out-boxed Bradley, not marginally but by a big edge (253 punches for Manny to 159 for Bradley). It is very difficult to understand where Ford and Ross based their scores. There were no knock-downs although a few times, Bradley was a bit unsteady after being hit by Manny. Indeed, most of the replays during the fight showed Manny hitting Bradley. But these occurred towards the ends of the rounds. So Manny wasn’t able to follow through and finish Bradley off. The decision was booed by the audience. Unfortunately, the judges have the final say and Manny Pacquiao’s streak of fifteen wins has to come to end. Many reasons were advanced for this turn of events.

1. There’s a great deal of money involved in this match especially by gamblers betting. Because Manny was favored to win 4 to 1, a bet of $4000 for Manny to win will bring you $1000 in Vegas. By the same token, a bet of $1000 for Bradley to win can earn you $4000. The judges had to be bought for high rollers to hit big. I doubt that the judges would risk their reputation or livelihood.

of being robbed. He knew he won but he accepted the decision and he expressed his respects for the officials and for his ring opponent when brought before the camera. This seems to confirm his renewed devoutness as a Catholic. (A friend said that with $10 million in his pocket for a hard day’s work, who

June 20 - July 5, 2012 would not be smiling? And there’s more to come!) Personally, I think Manny Pacquiao is a true Filipino hero and icon. At 33, he has some more years to make us proud in the boxing arena. His political career may also be in the rise. He may aspire for the Senate and later for the executive branch of the Philippine government.

Only Filipino Representative to the Annual Countryfest in Dauphin on June 29

2. The judges were pissed off by having to wait for Pacquiao while he finished watching the seventh game of the NBA Eastern Championship between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. (The latter are fter his stroke in February Pacquiao fans and Manny could be 2010, Filipino Winnipegger depressed by their loss. Thus he Rey Padua took it upon made Bradley and the judges wait himself to pursue his passion for while he calmed himself.) singing as a therapy for his recovery. 3. With Bradley’s win and a purse It paid off. It didn’t only enable his of $5 million (Pacquiao made at body to recuperate quickly but it also least twice that), a rematch is likely strengthened his spirits. He has been joining various in November. Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin expects a purse singing contests, and his latest closer to $10 million now that Bradley accomplishment in this preoccupation has the championship title. This was his having been chosen as means that the expected Pacquiao- one of the finalists to the annual Mayweather fight is hanging in the 730 CKDM–sponsored Dauphin’s air. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be CountryFest Talent Contest. When he released from jail (for battery) in learned about the competition months August and may have to wait after prior to the event, he sent a CD of his the rematch. Is it possible that the vocal performance as an entry. From all entries received, a judges are in on continuing the huge panel of judges selected 11 finalists payouts? who will perform live, with a live According to Nevada State Athletic back-up band, on June 29 at the Commission Executive Director Manitoba Lotteries Main Stage at Keith Kizer, he does not anticipate Countryfest in Dauphin. Padua was any disciplinary action against Ross one of the finalists, and the only or Ford. So we will leave the decision Filipino (the only Asian, for that to poor eyesight or just incompetence. matter). He would be performing In the meantime, Manny two songs, the foot-stomper “Mud Pacquiao showed his unusual calm on the Tires” by Brad Paisley and the and kindness by not complaining tearjerker “Stuck on You” by Lionel Richie. Let’s all hope that Padua bag

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the prestigious title. But if he didn’t, we should still be glad and proud of him. Win or lose, his having gotten that far is already a big accomplishment in itself. In games and competitions like that, winning of course is the goal but it is not the beall, end-all. In the greater scheme of things, more important than winning are the experience and the doors of opportunities that it has opened for the passionate and honest participant.


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alacañang announced that the Philippine government will be soon buying military aircraft and equipment from Italy The deal was the result of the recent meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino III and an Italian delegation led by Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paola. Malacañang added that the military agreement seeks to boost the modernization program of the Philippine armed forces as well as to forge strong defense cooperation between the two countries. Among the equipment being considered for procurement from Italian defense suppliers are medium lift aircraft, coast watch system radar, multi-role combat aircraft, and long-range patrol aircraft. Earlier, US President Barack Obama announced his government’s commitment to strengthen the Philippines’ defense system through a radar network center and an upgraded US coast guard cutter. The President was joined in the Malacañang meeting by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa.

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Philippine Independence Day Celebration

The provincial proclamation of Philippine Heritage Week was presented by Hon. Christine Melnick, Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism. Philippine Heritage Week commemorates the 114th anniversary of Philippine Independence. The celebration kicked off a week-long series of events coordinated by the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM). The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM), Inc. is a non-profit, cultural group comprised of representatives from over 35 member organizations

and individuals within the Filipino-Canadian community in Winnipeg. It works actively to commemorate and celebrate the Philippines' independence from centuries under Spanish colonial rule (June 12, 1898). Since its inception in 1963, it has branched its role further in the community from weeklong events during the month of June to now include yearround celebrations, events, and information sessions in support of heritage, multiculturalism, and positive acculturation.

Greetings from the Prime Minister

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am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to Canadians of Filipino descent as you commemorate the 114th anniversary of Philippine independence. A nation’s history is a bond that unites generations. As you mark Philippine Independence Day, your community can celebrate its unique place in two national stories. The path to independence for the Philippines was long and difficult. With great resolve, spirit and initiative, the Filipino people fought for freedom. This is an occasion to take pride in that achievement and the strong bonds between our countries. Canada and the Philippines have developed close ties of cooperation, trade and friendship. Our bilateral relations are continually strengthened by the nearly 500,000 Canadians who trace their roots to the Philippines. The community is making valuable contributions to our country’s prosperity in every field of endeavour. I am pleased to salute your efforts on this special day. On behalf of the Government of Canada, please accept my best wishes for a most enjoyable and memorable celebration. Sincerely,

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he Filipino Journal was invited to take part in the Blue Bomber Media Skills challenge prior to opening of Blue Bomber training camp at Canad Inns Stadium. There were several challenges and over 12 media teams were put through the paces. How fast is your 40? The Blue Bombers put us to the test! Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni, Lamar McGriggs smoked all of us and he was jogging. Lamar, fast. Winnipeg media, not so much. Our team had the most fun at three of the seven skills competitions: the running back drill, receiver catching drill and the team obstacle course. The linebacker, quarterback, kicking and snapping drills were great but not as hilarious to watch. In the running back drill, we were timed as we hit defenders on a short bump and run course towards the endzone. We have video of Buzz and Boomer stuffing us on the goal line. In the wide receiver drill, it was hillarious as we watched the

effort as we jumped, shuffled, tackled and flew over pylons, bags and tackle props. On the Filipino Journal media team, we had Kristin Macaraeg, Marlo Boux, Jon Reyes and myself. Our cheerleading team, consisting of Jackie Doming and Kristine Daaca also particpated in the skills challenge. The Filipino Journal is happy to announce that Filipino Nights is coming back for 2012. Our Filipino Nights 2012 launch is going to be on Thursday, June 28th at the Bomber Store. In other news, which you may have already heard, the Bombers will play all 2012 games at Canad Inns Stadium as construction delays at Investors Group Field have postponed its opening to the start of the 2013 season.

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Eric Quizon says Dad Dolphy is in stable condition

In their website, Daniel and Alex say they create funky raps with laid back soul combined with electronic music which is omedy King Dolphy is responding well to Incest (SMI, or Center Against influenced by the 80s Minneapolis treatments but is still Incest), an organization working sound & funk boogie, the 90s for people subjected to abuse g-funk, modern electro and down under close observation and tempo. round the clock intensive care to from their own kin. make sure he recovers. . In an interview, Daniel said This was according to his the quality of their music sounds son Eric Quizon who, together Filipino because of the accent and with Dolphy’s longtime partner, the high speed rapping akin to Zsa Zsa Padilla, has thanked his the Filipinos’ way of talking fast. father’s fans for their prayers. He added that many Filipinos are The daughter of Zsa Zsa and doing well in the Oslo musical Dolphy, singer Zia Quizon also scene because their Filipino expressed her wish for her father parents started training them at a to get well soon. young age to entertain the family.

Norway-based half-Pinoy brothers to release debut album

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resh from their performance in the Familiescenen at the Oslo Music Festival held recently, Norway-based halfFilipino brothers Daniel and Alex Ytterdahl will be soon releasing their debut album titled “Let Me In.” More popularly known as the rap duo N-Jin and Denial, the twosome performed their song “Crazy Together” in the Familiescenen for the Senter mot

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Dolphy was rushed to a hospital on June 9 due to difficulty in breathing which was aggravated by his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ailment is one of the most common lung diseases characterized by difficulty in breathing, and involves a longterm cough with mucus and Emphysema. The 84-year-old actor has been in and out of the hospital for some time now. He will be turning 85 on July 25.

Pacquiao to star in a Hollywood movie

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ilipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to making movies having appeared in several local films such as “Lisensyadong Kamao,” “Anak ng Kumander” and “Wapakman.” Now he is set to invade Hollywood via the action film “Brass Knuckles” which will start shooting next month in Los Angeles, California, USA. According to film producer Damian Perkins, they aim to wrap up post-production either August or September this year so they could release the movie next year. Perkins said the film’s plot deals with the use illegal drugs and the underworld populated by

mobsters and hooligans. Pacquiao will be playing the role of a gangster. The New Jersey-born producer also guaranteed that the Filipino boxing superstar got a good role as well as good lines.

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Jessica Sanchez promotes Philippine tourism Pinoy filmmakers get Holland grants

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photo of “American Idol” Season 11 runnerup Jessica Sanchez holding a placard containing the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) campaign slogan “It’s More Fun In The Philippines” is now spreading online. The photo was taken on June 8, while Jessica was waiting for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for her courtesy call. According to Ren Sapitan of the DOT, the 16-year-old FilipinoMexican posed for the photo without hesitation in support of

the government’s campaign to attract tourists to visit the country. Jessica herself has expressed interest in visiting the Philippines. Her Filipino mother, Editha Bugay hails from the province of Bataan The opportunity may arise when Jessica and her fellow “Idol” finalists perform in Manila on Sept. 21. In November, “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez will be also having a concert in the country in which Jessica is said to be doing the front act. Only recently, the young singer sang the U.S. national

CJ post has 18 nominees On June 18 the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will close the acceptance of applications and nominations and start its public interview of the nominees on June 25 for the position of Chief Justice. So far there are now 18 candidates for the top post in the judiciary. The JBC rules stipulate that the five most senior justices of the Supreme Court led by Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio are automatically nominated. The other most senior justices are Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., Teresita J. Leonardo de Castro, Arturo D. Brion, and Diosdado M. Peralta. Earlier nominated for the post were retired Judge Manuel Siangco Jr., lawyer Rafael Morales, Ormoc City Vice Mayor Nepomuceno Aparis, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, BIR

Commissioner Kim Henares, former University of the Philippines law dean Raul Pangalangan, lawyer Marianito Sadondoncillo, women’s rights advocate Katrina Legarda, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, and former Ateneo de Manila University law dean Cesar Villanueva. The latest nominees are former solicitor general Francisco

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he Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of News and Current Affairs as well as having trained under award-winning filmmakers Lav Diaz and Khavn dela Cruz. For her part, Arong has been making films since 2002. Some of movies selected to receive script and her works have received honors project development grants. in international festivals, such as Jet Leyco’s “Leave It For “Yugong Yishan (The Old Fool Tomorrow, For Night Has Fallen” and Who Moved the Mountains)”, which Joanna Vasquez Arong’s “The Sigbin got the Kyobo Award at the Busan Chronicles” were among the 19 film Asian Short Film Festival in 2009, projects from 15 countries in Asia, and “Neo-Lounge,” which won Best Europe, Africa, and Latin America, Documentary at the 34th Brussels which made it to HBP’s Spring 2012 Independent Film Festival in 2007. selection round Founded in 1988, the HBP aims Leyco earlier wrote and edited to help talented directors around the the films “Ex Press” and “Patlang” world in completing their film projects which was screened at the IFFR particularly those focusing in feature earlier this year. His work experiences films and creative documentaries, include directing for the ABS-CBN

anthem “Star-Spangled Banner” the International Film Festival at the opening game of the NBA Rotterdam (IFFR) in the Finals between the Oklahoma City Netherlands announced on June 12 Thunder (OKC) and Miami Heat that the film projects of two Filipino (MH). movie directors were among the 10

I. Chavez who was nominated by Manuel Baviera, organizer of the Whistle Blowers’ Association of the Philippines; and former Makati City congressman Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. who was recommended by lawyer Brigido Dulay and ABAKADA party-list president Jonathan de la Cruz. The lone applicant was Jocelyn Esquivel whose qualification as a lawyer is not immediately known.

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MAC new office has formaly opened recently with a ribbon cutting and a blessing by a visiting priest from the Philippines. Customers and friends gathered to witness the official opening and blessing of the office and the big warehouse at 168 Wyatt Road at Mandalay Drive. Headed by Lauro Baguisa, CEO UMAC-Winnipeg, UMAC Calgary, UMAC-Vancouver, Teo Paculanan Forex. Also presents were Neneth Baguisa- UMAC Philippines; and Perly Baguisa- UMAC Toronto. Garry and Aida Montierro, of UMAC Winnipeg entertained the guests and customers who attended the affairs. Monsgr. Florentino Baynosa, from the Philippines, officiated the blessing of the new office.

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From left to right, Lauro Baguisa, CEO UMAC Winnipeg, UMAC Calgary, UMAC Vancouver, Teo Paculanan Forex, Neneth Baguisa- UMAC Philippines; Perly Baguisa, UMAC Toronto; and Garry and Aida Montierro, UMAC Winnipeg.

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14-Day Panama Canal Scenic Cruising

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n 27 March 2012, a beautiful day in Port Everglades Pier 2 Terminal, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we checked-in at the Coral Princess for a 14-day cruise to experience the engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. After 2 days at sea the cruise ship docked at the first port of call in the southern Caribbean Sea, Oranjestad, the largest port and capital of Aruba. With its Dutch colonial architecture and cactusstrewn landscape, Aruba, "the happy island", has natural wonders - the natural and baby natural bridges, Arikok national park, Ayo and Casibari rock formations, butterfly and ostrich farms, and white sandy beaches notably the Eagle and Palm beaches. From Aruba it's only 382 nautical miles to the next port of

call, Cartagena, Colombia, the only South American state with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. A vibrant city with magnificent skycrapers, Cartagena is a vivid reminder of Spanish colonial heritage quite similar to the Philippines. Points of interest include the UNESCO World Heritage Site old walled city (Las Murallas), San Felipe de Barajas Fortress built by the Spaniards during the 17th century, the famous Las Bovedas, and the Palacio de la Inquisicion museum depicting a history of misery and torture. The Panama Canal transit, the cruise highlight, occurs on a hot humid April Fool's day. We experienced the thrill of canal transit from the Atlantic Ocean side to the Pacific Ocean and the intricacy of the

locks system first hand as the Princess is lifted over 85 feet above sea level from one body of water to the next at the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic side towards the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks on the Pacific side and then passing under the Panama's Bridge of the Americas and finally docking at Fuerte Amador, Panama. An engineering feat which took 10 years to construct and completed in 1914, the Panama Canal is 82 kms. long that connects the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean saving 8,000 miles from a journey around the southern tip of South America, the Cape Horn. Cruise ships like the Coral Princess pays to the Panama Canal Authority over US$100,000 to pass through it. Fuerte Amador is the perfect jumping off point for exploring Panama City, the old and the new, where most of the residential streets have no names or may have three different names. Panama City has its archaeological ruins, narrow colonial streets, churches, and monuments that tell the story of its past. The last port of call is Puntarenas, the capital and largest city in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We enjoyed a half-day

bus tour with a stopover at Esparza, a town that boasts a central park, plaza and church. We were greeted in style by the young local folk dancers wearing traditional costumes and enthralled us with lively dance performances.

June 5 - 20, 2012 Five straight days at sea from Puntarenas to Los Angeles, California is quite a long voyage which we didn't notice at all because we're occupied with the so many activities and entertainment shows onboard the ship.

The Panama Canal.

Gem & Lita during the transit.

A Dutch windmill in Aruba.

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A typical residence in old Panama City.


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Joint Birthday Celebration: Sis Bening Lawrence Toet Camungol & Sis Ging-Ging Abejuela Member of Parliament for Elmwood-Transcona

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joint Birthday Celebration by Sis Benedicta "Bening" Camungol and Sis Teresita "Ging-Ging" Abejuela with the members of the New Hope Fellowship and Mission Ministry was held at the Blessed Virgin Mary's Roman Catholic Church Hall at 932 College Avenue last Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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NHFMM members with the celebrants (seated C).

Birthday celebrants Sis Bening Camungol (L) and Sis Ging-Ging Abejuela (R) with Sis Bening's grandsons behind. Photos by Reyne Cruz | Filipino Journal

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Horoscope You’re likely to be focused on an idea or brainwave that you believe could do much to solve an issue that has perplexed you for too long. You’ve been unsure how to progress a particular situation or ensure some level of security exists within an area that has appeared uncertain. Let the ideas that present themselves reveal themselves fully to you. One in particular could be heaven sent.

You could face difficulties in fulfilling your wishes and satisfying your desires. You may feel frustrated and unappreciated. Your feelings are going against much of what you value, so that too makes way for a possible difficulty. It could also happen that now you’re so busy working for others that you have no time for yourself and in the process you miss out a lot of good things of life.

You may work hard at making yourself feel more safe and sound, and you may be called upon to take charge on the home and family front. You may have to invest time and money in homemaking, house repairs, re-decorating or family activities.

There could be some rivalry, hard feelings generated that could trigger off either of these reactions. NOT a time to go overboard, in terms of self-pity, to see troubles where none exist, or attempt to solve the world’s problems.

It’s a great time to work on your appearance and your manner. There is far more balance and harmony in your thinking. It certainly makes for greater satisfaction and joy than before. It also gives a much stronger sense of direction.

Recognition, rewards, greater power and prestige, even your assets, property, belongings are enhanced greatly. The time is being truly generous, and you deserve it. Your vision is practical right now, and you want to see tangible results for your efforts.

Long-distance and foreign connections, exchange and trade will be favored. You’ll travel a fair amount and may strike up a chance acquaintance who shares your views, ideals and ideas. Also, you deal with a kind of weariness, even disillusionment, that sets in.

It’s an extraordinary time for promoting your ideas and viewpoint, although coming on too strong could work against you. If you can’t travel, you’ll feel like doing so, or at least travel in your mind, simply because you have a great urge to expand your horizons in some manner.

A full of meaning and warm relationship made now could be stimulating and even healing. You draw closer to a loved one/ partner/spouse even as circumstances pull you apart.

This is an animated period to love and be loved! You are especially fascinated to visual forms of amusement and activities. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. You feel a little more playful now, and love matters tend to be exaggerated with a shade of excitement.

You are intent on pushing forward in your career and professional status. Conflicts with those in authority are possible now. You may pour more energy into self-promotion or business/career activities.

A totally fresh and new approach to life itself emerges. Once again, you’re off to a good start, willing to do that little bit extra in your result-oriented frame of mind. It’s not the amount of effort but the results that matter to you.

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of course content and classroom pedagogy. It would surely require an integrated approach to address such problem. Perhaps, an integrated approach to the problem should consider the following as key points for improvements: (This column is reserved for the readers of Filipino Journal who have something to say about particular issues concerning, but not limited to, the Filipino culture especially politics and current events. So, if you have something to say, write it down and then submit it to elfideas102@yahoo.com. If we find your article befitting our standards, we will publish it here.—Ed.)

Unmaximized Resources by Adonis Fernandez

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or someone who’s aware that resources for public schoolsin the Philippines are scarce rather than minimal, to claim that public schools in Manitobaare well-endowed with their educational resources is easy, considering the competitive salary for teachers and staffs, small class size, updated library resources, complete sports facilities, and updated electronic gadgets. All these are almost a complete opposite to what public schools in the Philippineshave.

To a large extent, it is difficult to understand why despite the schools’ being “well-endowed,” students generally perform poorly in Math, Science, and Reading (if based on the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program). It purely presents a gap between having good resources and having good performance of students. While the problem is precise, solutions can be variably complex and dynamic. Suffice it to say that students’ poor performance in Math, Science, and Reading cannot simply be about a change

1) Reform of student mindset. Students (at the very moment they start in school) must develop an “enlightened” understanding that education is a privilege that carries with it responsibility—that while the government (through citizens’ taxes) provides most of a student’s classroom needs, it is a student’s responsibility to perform well as a way “paying off” the government and the social community. Or, if education is to be looked at as a student’s right, then it should carry with it an obligation to perform well. 2) Re-examination of course content and classroom pedagogy. This is, of course, an easily perceived solution to students’ poor performance in Math, Science, and Reading. It would require an improved course content and improved teacher skills and method in teaching Math, Science, and Reading (as professors in Manitoba would recommend).

can start to explore the idea of putting up a Science and Math Schools where students’ concentration would be mostly on Science and Math. It is also at these schools where future scientists are to be trained. 4) Math, Science and Reading laboratories in schools. The government must secure that there are Math, Science and Reading laboratories in schools, and that these laboratories are far more equipped than the music room, art room, and gym. 5) Re-examination of French Immersion program. While inculcating French as a second or another language is culturally significant and/or may be professionally advantageous, speaking French should be a “means” for students to perform better in Math, Science, and Reading rather than an “end” itself. It should answer this question: Is the usage of French as a medium of instruction helping students perform better in all their subjects or it hinders?

6) Logic for High School students. While Logic is usually a university (elective) course, it would be best to have Logic in High School since Logic is more than an informative course, 3) Establishment of Science and it’s a cognitivelytransformative Math Schools. The government skill—analytic thinking. Further,

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analytic thinking can help students do better in Math, Science, and Reading. 7) A culture of critical thinking. Students in high school must not only practice comprehension and analytic skills, they must start to learn the skill of critical thinking. Through critical thinking, students should be directed at challenging and improving an existing idea and/or belief. They should be able to answer this question: “What can I contribute to improve an existing idea or belief?” These key points may appear as grandstanding and too ideal, at first. An examined understanding would, however, lead to the conclusion that these key points are practical and attainable if programs in education can be framed to specifically integrate them whether on a short-term or long-term goal. And, of course, if the government and school divisions will be willing to make a dent. If this can be done, then we can perhaps look forward to Manitoba students’ outperforming Ontario students, or, at most, Singapore students in the world picture. If this cannot be done, then it would likewise be easy to claim that public schools in Manitoba have “unmaximized resources.”

DOTC announces P303M airport rehab project

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he Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting local and foreign firms to bid for the contract to construct, expand and improve the passenger and airport traffic handling capacity of seven provincial airports. The Php 303-million project involves airports in San Vicente in Palawan; Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur; Butuan City in Agusan del Norte; Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte; SangaSanga in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Cotabato City in Maguindanao; and Maasin in Southern Leyte. Through the project the government vows to improve the airports in these areas where

trade and tourism have been in an upswing for the past year. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the project is a part of the administration’s campaign to increase the tourism potential of the Philippines. Valte also said the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has embarked on measures to balance the interests between

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airline companies and passengers. Meanwhile, DOTC Secretary Manuel Roxas II said the multimillion project aims to support growth in the tourism and business activities in the countryside. He added that more commercial establishments, factories and industrial plants are expected to be built in the areas thus resulting in the creation of more jobs for rural folks.


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by aLfie vera mella elfideas102@yahoo.com

Dancing Again with Brilliance in My Eyes

(On the Return of the Classic Synthpop Band Ultravox)

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ne of the pioneers and forerunners of British New Wave / Synthpop music, Ultravox is back after 18 years with an album of new materials. The 12-track Brilliant, the band's 11th album, was released in May 2012. Ultravox is currently comprised by its ’80s-era members—Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross, and Warren Cann. Recommended earlier songs by Ultravox include “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” “Quiet Men,” “Reap the Wild Wind,” “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes,” “All Fall Down,” and “There Goes a Beautiful World.” Based on the new album's lead single, “Brilliant,” the Ultravox sound is unmistakable--slices of synth sounds and melodies on a platter of Postpunk angular guitars, dancing bass lines, and simple yet memorable drum patterns. Other notable songs off this new album are “Flow,” “Rise,” “Remembering,” “Fall,” and “Satellite.” The band was formed as early as 1974, but the name Ultravox

(1980) through The Shape of Things (2011). Midge Ure replaced Foxx when Currie reformed Ultravox in the same year, resulting in the revitalization of the band and its commercial popularity. Ure gained further international acclaim because of his involvement in socially relevant musical charity projects such as Band Aid (1984), Live Aid (1985), and Live 8 (2005). He cowrote with fellow British artist Bob Geldof of the band The Boomtown Rats the Christmas single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which was recorded and released in 1984 by the collaborative group Band Aid, which included equally important artists like Phil Collins, Paul Young, and David Bowie and members of British and Irish bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Police, Bananarama, Culture Club, Wham!, Status Quo, Kool & the Gang, and U2. During this time, when Ultravox was inactive again, Ure pursued a solo career. For his part, the multiinstrumentalist Ultravox member Billy Curie (violin, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, viola) had collaborated with other artists such as Gary Numan of Tubeway Army, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, and Steve Howe of Yes and became a member of other Postpunk bands like Visage (1979–1984), The Armoury Show (1985), and Humania (1988–89). Also, he holds the record of having been a part of all the albums of Ultravox.

was conceived in 1976. Ultravox released its first, self-titled album in the following year but started to become commercially successful only in 1980, in time for the advent of the New Wave era, upon the release of its fourth album, Vienna, which contains the hit singles “Vienna” and “All Stood Still.” Ultravox subsequently released several more albums until its eventual breakup in 1994. Ultravox’s entire discography is as follows: Ultravox! (1977), Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977), Systems of Romance (1978), Vienna (1980), Rage in Eden (1981), Quartet (1982), Lament (1984), U-Vox (1986), Revelation (1993), Ingenuity (1994), and the latest, Brilliant (2012). In 1979, Ultravox’s original vocalist, John Foxx, embarked on a solo career while the band was on a hiatus. His enduring and prolific solo career produced more than two Final Note Synthpop is a genre of music dozens of solo and collaborative which is best defined by the albums, starting with Metamatic liberal use of synthesizers and

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keyboards with elements of dance and electronic. Other notable bands/artists whose music may be described as Synthpop are the pioneering Alphaville, Depeche

Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and Pet Shop Boys and the relative contemporaries The Postal Service, Owl City, and Marina & the Diamonds.


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Far from Quiet by Joan Duhaylungsod

Sulat ni Juana

(A letter from Jane) Dear Philippines, Look at me now. Remember the first time you saw me leave you. I was still plain and simple. That day, I wore my comfort clothes- a plain white shirt for my top, paired with my classic Levi’s jeans. I thought I could never grow out of such fashion style. Think of me when I was clad in plaid, and I had flip-flops on my feet. You told me before that I looked beautiful, with my black hair tied up to pony tail, face bare from make-up, and no huge accessories dangling on my ears. Look at me now. I am grown up. I can pull off pink top and purple pants with my nude pumps. I can wear a bondage dress with my red stilettos. My MAC cosmetics do an awesome job for a make up, far from the Johnson’s baby powder you handed to me when we were still together. I know now how to spot the authentic Chanel or Louis Vuitton purse from the knockoffs. And even if I carry a knock off purse, no one could tell that I am faking it. I am a better actress now, and I know my stage. Yes, I have changed. Did you miss me? Did you miss that little girl who used to recite the pledge of loyalty in your face? You thought I will

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keep those three stars and the sun engraved in my heart forever? I actually did. Everyday, I convinced myself that you are my home. But everyday too, you made me feel I was just in a cage; you made me feel that there’s always a better life out there. When I asked you how to uplift my family’s condition, you told me that the answer is found abroad. When my farm was dying and I couldn’t feed my family, you said that the grass is greener at the other side of the fence. When I worried about the future of my kids, you doused it by telling me that I can save up faster if I leave them. See, you were the one who pushed me away. I don’t really want to leave you. Had you not instilled in me that you are no good for me, I would have not turned for another refuge. Please know that you used to be the only refuge that I knew. Had you told me to stay, I would have. I would have become your artist, and not a white man’s caregiver. We could have painted the country more color. I, together with the people you shooed away, could have gathered our dreams and erase your disillusionment. You could have been a better Philippines. All you had to do was to make me believe that you are

my best place. How come you never uttered that? I despise you that moment when you failed to hold my hand, or show up in my dreams, or do some weird signs, just so I’ll keep my feet in your land. I waited for it, in vain. If you see me in stilettos, remember that I am just standing tall not because I am comfortable in these shoes but because I’ve been used now to the fear of stumbling. But if you would offer me flip-flops and take me to your blue coast, I might take your offer. I might as well not put on my MAC make-up and just dive in to your seawater I’ve been longing to bathe once again. I might give rebirth to my artistry, and make you the canvas of my beautiful piece. Look at me now. All I can do is wish. Look at you now. You’re like a mother mourning for your kids you cast off and lost. My heart is still marred for what you did. I don’t think I am coming back again...

Juana

Para Kay Juana (To Jane) Dear Juana, My heart bled as I was reading your words. I do not know how to heal your wounds, or if I ever will have the chance that you let me heal it. I do not mean to push you away, Juana. Long before you were born, I prepared my place for you. I thought, you would enjoy a good playground in your childhood,and a good community to settle in when you become

adult. I would like you to experience the mountains and the seas, and not just to look at them in post cards, and travelogues. But I guess I lost control of the decades after. I did not see it coming that people’s definition of leadership will change to praising popularity instead of integrity. I did not see it coming that people will eventually lose the sense of history. I fought hard for centuries just to prepare for your future, only to be in despair to see you leave me. It is ironic that after all this time, this battle is the most difficult to win. I do not know how to win you back, and those Filipinos who have been disheartened living in the country. When I fought for freedom and independence from the Spanish, Japanese, and American colonies, I thought that that was the climax of my history. I did not know that this could be worse. How do I teach you to love me again? Please know that it wasn’t me who pushed you away. Don’t you think it has something to do with our society? It has taught you to adore everything in the westmusic, movies, fashion, and what have you. What right do I have to deprive you of the freedom to know what’s in the other world? I would admit though, I did not see it coming that your fascination for the west would eventually outweigh your willingness to stay with me. Don’t you think it has something to do with our history? The 300-year Spanish occupancy has somehow taught your forefathers to become workers instead of becoming a boss. I would have loved to see you run the businesses in my country, and not the foreigners who don’t even have a clue what I went through

just to keep this country standing. Does it have something to do with my people? You voting the wrong person in the office, you not voting the right one or you not voting at all? I refuse to admit that it is my sole mistake. I don’t think I deserve all the blame and hatred you wrote in your letter. I don’t mind you wearing the designer clothes and purses if you do so because of your appreciation to Louis Vuitton or Coco Chanel. Just don’t do it because you want to prove that I fell short of giving you the good life. I am like any mother mourning for losing you, and like any mother, I still long for you to come back. If you must, I should let you know by now that it will give me hope for redemption. Maybe, I can stand on my knees now as I source out my strength from you. But if you choose not to, I will bow to your decision, even if it will hurt. There’s just one favor I ask from you, if in the west you find your place and one day someone will ask you about your country, please, don’t deny me. I wish you your happiness. Your country, Philippines Note: The writer used the name Juana to represent a female version of Juan dela Cruz (the character who represents the Filipino.) The article has nothing to do with the writer’s personal struggle or story. In fact, she loves her home country so much. This article is written to depict some sentiments of the Filipinos who choose not to go back to the country, and create answers on behalf of the country which couldn’t utter words.

Alam Mo Ba Na…? by aLfie vera mella elfideas102@yahoo.com In 1968, 117 Filipinos arrived in Winnipeg to work in the garment industry (Winnipeg Free Press, June 7, 2010) The name Winnipeg originated from the Cree word meaning “muddy water,” referring to Lake Winnipeg 40 miles to the north (The Manitoba Historical Society) Queen Elizabeth has visited Manitoba six times in her 60-year reign (Winnipeg Free Press, February 6, 2012) The French fries sold at major fast-food chains in Canada contain more than double the amount of salt those sold at US locations contain (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

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Letty Antonio: OFSAM's Mother of the Year 2012

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he Original Filipino Seniors Association of Manitoba (OFSAM) celebrated the mother's day by recognizing Letty Antonio as the Mother of the Year 2012. The annual celebration was attended by other filipino seniors who had been awarded as mother of the year for many years. Invited guests were Larry and Tova Vickar of the Vickar Autogroup; MP Kevin Lamoureux and his wife Cathy, Rolly Bercasio, one of the founders, was able to join other seniors. Other included Rod E. Cantiveros, publisher of the Filipino Journal and the immediate past president of Asian Heritage Society of Mantioba; Julie Javier, governor of Batangas Association of Manitoba and committee chairman of Asian Festival at the Forks for Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba; former MLA Cris Aglugub; and

Aida Champagne, president of Filipino Seniors Group, together with senior dancers. Every former mother of the year awardee offered flowers to Letty Antonio, the secretary of OFSAM. Her husband, Florencio Antonio, OFSAM president, escorted his wife during the presentation, together with their children who offered flowers and gifts.

Letty Antonio, Mother of the Year 2012, with special guests, from left to right, Florencio Antonio, president, OFSAM, Larry Vickar, president and CEO of Vickar Autogroup; Letty Antonio, the Mother of the Year' Kevin Lamoureux, Member of the Parliament, Winnipeg North; Tova Vickar and Cathy Lamoureux.

Tova and Larry Vickar with Letty Antonio, Mother of the Year 2012.

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The 2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 MegaCab

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his truck is massive and it definitely turns heads in more ways than one. In the first day of driving the Ram 2500 through the streets of Winnipeg, pulling up next to other pickup drivers, I’d get the occasional glance and “the nod.” The nod basically affirmed the manliness of this powerful, bold and beautiful truck. Nods were more pronounced from other Ram truck owners so I affectionately referred to them as “Ram nods” on several instances on Twitter. In addition to the “Ram nods,” I also got “the look” on more than one occasion. Let’s just say that I’m not your stereotypical truck owner and wearing a suit and tie that day, made “the look” even more comical. As I smiled and waved back, the light turned green and I was on my way again. Basically, this truck was designed and built for cowboys. The look also established that this truck means business. Depending on what line of business you may be in, it’s built for heavy duty work, and heavy duty fun. The exquisite leather trim

in the Laramie Longhorn edition comes with soft premium leather highlighted by laser etched designs on the seats, glove box, and all across the front dashboard. The only thing missing is a hook to hang your cowboy hat. The premium leather package also comes with heated seats for our cold Canadian prairie winters and forced-air cooled seats for our blazing hot prairie summers. On or off-road, the Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn owns the road. The front grill is bold and behind it, a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel 6-speed automatic 350hp engine with a maximum towing capacity of 9,600lbs. This truck could literally move houses if it had to. The other engine option is a 5.7L V8 HEMI with an 8,800lbs towing capacity. City driving isn’t so kind to the Ram 2500. Parking the truck in a shopping mall lot takes patience and skill. Equipped with a MegaCab and an 8’2” long box, the Ram 2500 occupies two parking spots and forget going into any underground parking garage. Trying to find a parking

Letty and Florencio Antoniio, with the Filipino Seniors Group, headed by Aida Champagne, the president, and with the dancers.

spot in downtown Winnipeg was next to impossible and just meant a longer walk to your destination. The Ram 2500 is available in different trim levels beginning with the ST (starting at around 30,345), SXT, Tradesmen, Express, SLT, Outdoorsman, R/T, Big Horn, Sport, Laramie and on the top end, the Laramie Longhorn (starting at $50,745). Price as tested for the Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Edition I drove last month was just over $73,000. Competing vehicles that match up to the Ram 2500 include the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and the Ford F-350 Super Duty.

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012 has been a rough year for Joe Silva, the man responsible for match making in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. With injuries to top fighters occurring at almost a weekly basis, the UFC is constantly changing and scrambling their cards. Moving fights to different cards, finding worthy opponents for main events and trying to keep fight fans happy enough to keep ordering pay per view events is no easy task. However, though it all, there is one silver lining to the injury riddled year they are having, and that is the opportunity fighters are getting. Some up and comers are getting a chance to prove they belong at the top of their division. Such is the case for Renan Barao. A showdown between rivals and TUF coaches Urijah Faber and Dominic Cruz was to happen until Cruz injured his knee. Then Barao got the call to face Faber for the interim Bantam Weight championship. That fight will take place July 21st in Calgary.

On the other hand, opportunities are also given to fighters who are seemingly past their prime. One such competitor that fits this bill would be Filipino fighter, Brandon “The Truth” Vera. An injury to Thiago Silva, left an opening for a match with former Light Heavyweight Champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. After denying a fight with the very dangerous, yet relatively unknown, Glover Teixeria, Shogun agreed to face Vera in the main event for UFC on Fox 4, August 4. Brandon Vera made a huge splash when he first entered the UFC in 2005. As a heavyweight, he sliced through his completion. Noted as being one of the best Muay Thai kick boxers in all of MMA and combining that with slick jiu jitsu and a college background in Greco-Roman wrestling, Vera was a force to be reckoned with. Then contract disputes with his management and the UFC put him on the sidelines for over

a year. Once he returned, he was a shell of his former self. Two losses at heavyweight convinced Vera to move down to his natural weight and compete at 205 pounds. As a light heavyweight his record is 4-3 with one no contest. Wins have come as lack luster decisions, save for his destruction of Mike Patt. As for his losses; close decisions to Keith Jardine and legend Randy Couture as well as a first round TKO to current champion, Jon Jones. In Shogun Rua, Vera faces a man who is dangerous, yet just as inconsistent. Though when Rua is on his game, few men are able to stop him. The ever charismatic Filipino Fighter is sure to have his hands full, but this is still an opportunity to crack the top five in the UFC’s light heavy weight division. Brandon Vera has always had the tools to be one of the best in MMA, but will he make the most of his chance? Well have to wait until August 4 to find out the truth.

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ummer is here and we all want to have that beautiful golden glow without looking too dark. Well now you can with just a few simple makeup tips. Choose gold, bronzy and apricot shades to enhance your eyes, cheeks and lips. With our very busy on the go RNBN nurse/co owner of Paperdoll Clothing, we’ll show you how to easily achieve this. Bring this article to PROVICI Cosmetics and when you buy our bronzer get a lipstick for 50% OFF. Visit us at 214 McDermot Ave or call us at 957-1544 for more info. Not valid with booked appointments. Available only while quantities last. Not redeemable for cash. Offer expires July 31.

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STEp 4 Enhance brows using the Precision Angle Brush and STEp 3 Dark Brown e/s, lightly Take Bronzite eye shadow dipping into the shadow and and apply to the outer corner using soft brush strokes for of the eye and slightly in the the powder to grab onto the eyebrow hair. crease for dimension.

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