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Ollie David Community Leadership & Glamour Cardinal Tagle

Conferral at Fordham University

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Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle April 2014

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In This Issue. . . His Eminence Cardinal Tagle

A Word from The Editor

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Dr. Cesar Malantic’s Birthday Bash

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Seeing Beyond the Numbers of Migration It’s no wonder why one of the early favorite papabiles—possible candidates to be elected pope—at the papal conclave held last year was our very own Philippine cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. Aligned with the current Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Pope Saint John XXIII, and the Second Vatican Council’s emphatic outlook toward others, Cardinal Tagle believes in the “medicine of nursing and compassion.

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“We hold on to a moral teaching, but we hold on to it with compassion,” he said to an intimate group of journalists, including yours truly, an hour before the cardinal accepted a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from President Joseph McShane, S.J. and the Board of Trustees of Fordham University at its Rose Hill campus in the Bronx last month.

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A member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants (PCPCMI), Cardinal Tagle urges people to see beyond the staggering statistics about compelled migration, i.e. necessity to migrate because of extreme poverty or war, whose forced migrants we often labeled as refugees. “As a basic human right, we enjoy the freedom to migrate but not to be forced to migrate,” he said. “Forced migration is a complex matter given the ethical, humanitarian, economic, and political issues involved. However, we have to always remember that in forced migration, the migrant becomes a victim—deprived and humiliated.” According to Monsignor Agostino Marchetto, PCPCMI’s undersecretary, in 2011, there were 214 million international migrants—a mixed number of migrants by choice or by force, which mostly comes from Mexico, India, the Russian Federation, China, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Palestine, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Pakistan—which in turn also comprises three percent of the world’s population. 

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“Each forced migrant has his or her story of pain, fear, or humiliation; [as compassionate Christians] we need to help transform every migrant’s story to that of hope and mission,” said Cardinal Tagle. To the beloved cardinal, on behalf of the Filipino-American community in the New York Tri-State area, thank you very much for spending three full days with us starting from our pocket press conference to your conferral at Fordham University’s Keating First Auditorium; and from the special Holy Mass for the people of the Philippines at Fordham University Church to your Sunday Mass, concelebrated with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Personally, I would like to see you again in Manila, where your spiritual leadership among around 2.8 million Catholic Filipinos, is a shining example of consistent, genuine pastoral care. Fil-Am Who’s Who invites our readers to contribute articles, letters, comments, or pictures.  Please email submissions to filamwhoswho.com.

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RELIEF 2 RECOVERY Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines

By Rev. Patrick Longalong

We are fortunate to live in a country that we can be proud to say has a long history of showing compassion toward immigrants despite the many criticisms we hear from various advocacy groups. This should not come as a surprise since the United States is still figuring out the best way to handle the exponential growth of the immigrant population. The 1960 Census reflects the number of immigrants in the US as 9.7 million. This is not even a quarter of the 2011 Census reporting 40.4 million foreignborn people residing in the US. Broken down by immigration status, the foreignborn population in 2011 was composed of 15.5 million naturalized U.S. citizens, 13.1 million legal permanent residents, and 11.1 million unauthorized migrants. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was a recent development in immigration policy to meet the needs of foreign nationals in the US who are unable to return safely to their home country because of an environmental disaster, ongoing armed conflict or other extraordinary conditions that are temporary. It is a humanitarian program that was established only in 1990 as part of the Immigration Act passed on that same year. Under TPS, a person is protected from deportation and may be eligible for employment and travel authorization. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines affecting 44 provinces out of 81 with massive devastation in certain regions. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, an estimate of 16 million people were affected by this tragedy. It reported 4.1 million people were displaced, 1.1 million homes were damaged or destroyed while 6,201

identified bodies were recovered. A few days following this crippling calamity, various civic, church and labor organizations, along with church leaders and state politicians across the US, called the US Government to grant TPS for the Filipinos. Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisa Jr. conveyed the official request by President Benigno Aquino for TPS on December 13, 2013 noting the “intense desire of the Fil-Am community to more effectively assist victims.” US National advocates are pressing forward to get a response from the US Government to grant TPS for the Philippines. Meetings were held with the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security to present data along with compelling reasons why the Philippines is eligible to be granted this humanitarian relief.   It is a privilege for me to attend these meetings, together with advocates from various parts of the country, and work on with the initiative called RELIEF 2 RECOVERY. I am glad to witness and meet inspiring Fil-Am leaders who are great at what they do. I sat for a good part of the meeting watching lawyers and labor organization leaders discuss legalities, implications and speculations surrounding the TPS issue.   A parishioner came to me once and asked what can a priest contribute in this process? I responded, “The silent cries of the Filipino people.” We are asking for a humanitarian provision. We should accordingly show that there is a human need. For these meetings, I brought factual information given by relief workers on the ground, information from Catholic Relief Services, and people who have relatives in the affected areas living in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In addition, I presented a petition for TPS signed by more than 9,500 people

residing in the US, alongside other signed petitions by a few NGOs. We should also understand that TPS is a two-pronged relief if granted. Family members in the devastated area might be able to recover quicker from a potential increased amount on remittances they receive while on the other hand alleviating some of the pressure off the family member working in the US by the potential increase in income with the work authorization and protection from deportation granted under TPS. It is now more than four months since the national call for TPS  for the Philippines. The energy and enthusiasm by TPS hopefuls are turning into anxiety but our national advocates are further gaining support from local US officials leading to City Resolutions in New York City, Jersey City and San Francisco. We are working really hard to keep this initiative alive and moving. Philippine Desk Officer David P. Arulanantham of the Department of State recently informed us that the TPS recommendation is now in the office of Secretary John Kerry for his final review and signature. It is possible that by the time this article is published the TPS recommendation will be already at the Department of Homeland Security for their final decision which will be made after hearing from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).   We are asking all our kababayans to support our effort by calling the Department of Homeland Security at (202) 282-8495. Leave a message on the machine using these or similar words: “My name is _________ and I am from ________. I urge the Department of Homeland Security that FULL TPS be designated for the Philippines immediately.” The process will only take two minutes. April 2014

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Milestones & Moments Dr. Cesar Malantic Celebrates 76th Birthday By Dr. Prospero A. Lim

(L-R) Grant Lin, Dr. Ann Malantic Lin, Teddy Lin Drs. Vivi and Cesar Malantic, Vivian Malantic Ainslie, Dr. Grace Malantic Lu, Cesar Malantic Jr.

Born January 22 (76 years ago), Dr. Cesar Malantic recently celebrated his birthday at Bamboo Grill in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Surrounded by his family and friends, he entertained his guests with his usual plethora of jokes, which was enjoyed by all.  Cesar was at his usual entertainer at his best hopping from table to table, making sure everyone was having a great time.  Helping him celebrate the occasion were his beautiful wife of many years, Vivy; their children; their children’s spouses; and the “jewels” in his crown, his three beautiful grandchildren: Grant Lin, 15; Teddy Lin, 14; and Ainslie Lu, 5 1/2.

Happy Birthday, Cesar!

(L-R) Dr. Fely David Quines, Divina Luna Dr. Aurelio Luna, Dr. Emilio Quines

(L-R) DJ Nonong, Dr. Raul Sala, Cesar Malantic Jr., Grant Lin, Vivian Malantic, Dr. Grace Malantic Lu

(L-R) Cora Reyes, Ollie David, Dr. Kits Reyes Dr. Joe Quintos, Dr. Lor Q.Sagullo, Dr. Violy Quintos Dr. Pros Lim, Dr. Vivi Malantic

(L-R) Dr. Manny Pinzon, Perla Pinzon, Ampy Medinilla, Nellie Parcero, Dr. Auring Macalino, Prosy Dagdayan (Standing) Albert Medenilla, Dr. Joe Ortiguera

(L-R) Dr. Violy Quintos, Ollie David, Dr. Alice Francisco Atty. Aris Francisco, Lydia Yu

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“At DIRECT TV, which is based in El Segundo, California, we also take pride in our service to more than 35 million subscribers— nearly half a million of our customer base are Filipino household subscribers—who enjoy the best in High-Definition (HD) TV entertainment and wireless technology,” he adds.“ Our HD DVRs are wireless, too, which eliminates unnecessary eyesores, such as cable wires and boxes. Hence, you can hang your spanking HD TV unit on any part of your family entertainment room or even place it outside the house!” According to the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index, DIRECT TV enjoys a more favorable customer feedback over cable TV subscribers. Its latest HD DVR, called Genie, has been one of the favorite add-on products among long-time and new customers. With Genie, you can record five programs, up to 200 hours, simultaneously. It also offers better HD recording capability compared to cable. For Filipinos craving for distinctly Filipino entertainment, DIRECT TV comes up with several packages, including its comprehensive FilipinoDirect package, which bundles familiar TV channels

($35.99 monthly), such as TFC, GMA Pinoy TV, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Cinema One Global, Bro Channel, MYX TV, INCTV, GMA Life TV, Lifestyle Network, as well as radio programs broadcast on TV, such as DZMM and MOR 101.9. All in all, 11 “Pinoy-flavored” TV channels literally at the push of the remote control button. Having TFC and GMA Pinoy TV also means instant access to popular soaps, starring the Philippines’ starriest stars! “Legal Wife” has Jericho Rosales, Angel Locsin, and Maja Salvador; “Ikaw Lamang” has Kim Chiu, Jake Cuenca, Julia Montes, and Coco Martin; “Dysebel has Anne Curtis and Sam Milby; “Carmela” has Marian Rivera and Alden Richards; and “Kambal Sirena” has Louise delos Reyes and Aljur Abrenica. Add to these titles top raters “It’s Showtime,” “TV Patrol,” “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Eat Bulaga,” and “Star Talk,” and “Buzz ng Bayan.” “With these shows running on your TV every night, there’s no more room for homesickness; DIRECT TV is your home away from home,” says Santos. “And did I mention a referral fee of $100 is given for each new customer, who will also receive a Manny Pacquiao T-shirt while supplies last?” Sign up today, and we will install DIRECT TV tomorrow. Call (Bong) Santos at 732-489-2800 or 732-860-8328, or email him at dfilipinochannel@aol.com. A p r i l 2 0 1 4 FIL-AM WHO’S WHO 7


Ollie David

Busier and More Glamorous Than Ever By Maricar CP Hampton

Photos by Rolan Gutierrez

O livia

”Ollie” David may be retired from her teaching career but that doesn’t mean she is sitting in a rocking chair.  She is, in fact, busy tending to her many volunteer work and longstanding affiliations with different organizations. Her favorite, she says, is volunteering in medical and dental missions to the Philippines, where she enjoys pharmaceutical duties. “I love being a volunteer pharmacist, especially when I get to meet thousands of patients.  My three brothers, who are doctors, have a clinic and a pharmacy in the Philippines.  When I was a kid, I always wanted to stay in the pharmacy. And I loved helping the pharmacist.” Extremely proactive, Ollie is currently a Board Member of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) and Chairman of PIDCI’s Grand Marshal Search Committee and Gala, and the Philippine Independence Grand Ball. Noted as one of the “most glamorous ladies” in the FilipinoAmerican community, she says she was just lucky to be gifted with it. “I think it’s also a matter of taste and style preference when it comes to fashion.  Possibly, I just happen to know what really suits me—whether in color, style, and cut—and which particular piece enhances my personality.  When one has a keen eye on the secret rules of glam and style, it’s improbable for her to go wrong,” she explains. Over the span of several years, her community involvement had led to many honors and recognitions, including Mrs. Philippine Heritage from Filipino Heritage Foundation Inc., Most Outstanding and Fascinating Mother from Filipino Heritage Foundation Inc., and America’s Most Glamorous FilipinoAmerican Woman In addition, as a testament of her dedication as an educator, Ollie made it to the prestigious Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Unlike some recognition programs, where the selection process may be influenced by politics, the nomination process for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers is unique: the students are the ones who honor their teachers who have most significantly impacted their lives. 8 FIL-AM WHO’S WHO A p r i l 2 0 1 4

After almost 40 years of teaching, she says, “Life after retirement has been undoubtedly good. I did a lot of catching up and devoted huge efforts to celebrate my newly acquired ‘freedom’ with dignity and pride only to feel lonely at times when momentous classroom activities profusely flash back to mind.” Born and raised in Concepcion, Tarlac, she recalls how as a child she loved playing play school. “I loved to be the teacher all the time,” she quips. At a very young age, Ollie knew exactly what she wanted: to become a teacher and come to America, which she accomplished before the age of 25. “I had a teacher I really idolized; she was so elegant and beautiful (she was the best teacher for me).  So when I grew up, I wanted to be like her.”


Ollie, a well-rounded teacher who taught math and science subjects at the Newark Public School System, says her favorite was math. “I’m a number person. Since math is considered the exact science, I found it much easier to comprehend and impart. For more than three decades, it was math that I mostly taught,” she explains.

Despite her success, she had her fair share of minor challenges. “It was in 1969 when I started teaching. Being the first-ever Asian teacher in the Newark Public Schools and a newcomer, I feel warmly welcomed. However, my peers had to mentor me and help me adjust because I was new to America then,” she says.

Her teaching stint proved to be a success as both students and parents liked her style. “I always consider my harmonious relationship with students and their parents a significant factor in determining my success as a teacher.

Several years into her retirement, Ollie admits she misses the daily interaction with students. “The four corners of the classroom had been my world for more than half of my life, which won’t be easy to throw away,” she says.

“I always involved the parents in the assignments and projects. If the child was having a problem, I called the parents.  I believe in parent-teacher conferences; I call or write the parents right away, and the results were beautiful!” she shares.

In her spare time, Ollie, mother to Charmain Piotrowsky, a pharmacist, and Catherine David, a registered nurse and a hands-on grandmother to Matthew David, Caitlyn Olivia, and Maxwell, enjoys gardening and house decorating. She also loves traveling, modeling, dancing, skiing, and playing golf.

“I love being a volunteer pharmacist, especial y when I get to meet thousands of patients.”

For aspiring teachers, she offers this advice: “Teaching is both a vocation and a noble career.  The drive should come from within the heart.  It’s not enough that one only has to impart knowledge or has to orient abecedarians in the acquisition of new knowledge; there ought to be some sort of parental concern and wholehearted dedication to produce effective outcomes.  “Always remember that teachers are the young learners’ second parents; one has to be equipped with a motherly heart or a fatherly soul that proves why teaching is the noblest profession the world has ever known.”

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Broadway’s “Aladdin,” starring Fil-Am actor Adam Jacobs

2014 PIDCI Grand Marshals Drs. Emilio & Fely Quines

March Rewind

Rolan Gutierrez

Kristine Liwag, 2013 PIDCI Miss Diwa

PHILIPPINES INDEPENDENCE DAY COUNCIL, INC. (PIDCI) Presentation of Miss Diwa Candidates

Illin Bangug

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Quality Dental Care, Seven Days A Week By Oliver Oliveros

Photos By CPW Dentistry

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onvenience for our patients is at the top of our list,” says Holly Mitchell, practice manager at Central Park West Dentistry (CPW Dentistry), New York City’s premier family dental practice, specializing in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, which has two locations in the Upper West Side, and is open seven days a week with early morning and late evening appointments available. “So our patients, who are mostly young professionals starting their own families, don’t have to miss work to get their dental needs done.” John F. Lhota, DMD, whose dental career spans three decades, opened CPW Dentistry’s first location at 25 West 68th Street 10 years ago.  With only two dental chairs available at that time, the only way it could serve more patients was to extend its operating hours, which proved advantageous to patients who are busy all day.  Filipino-American dentist Dr. Jennifer Martin, who helped grow the practice, is the early bird who attends to patients as early as 7 a.m. while Dr. Lhota, the night owl, stays behind until 9 p.m. Guided by CPW Dentistry’s ethos: “We’re here to help our patients achieve the smile of their dreams,” its team of 24 hard-working, friendly staff members, plus its dentists, hit another milestone when they expanded to a bigger location at 25 Central Park West, which tripled its number of dental chairs, in 2013.  “We aim to grow five times in the next 10 years, which means growing job opportunities for people; growing opportunities for people within this organization; expanding our facilities; and expanding our availability to more patients,” says Mitchell.

“Convenience for our patients is at the top of our list.”

Not neglecting the less-privileged members of the community, CPW Dentistry does annual dental charities such as free dental care for kids, senior citizens, and veterans. “An early foundation of regular professional dental care in a non-threatening environment can help prevent a lifetime of dental problems, phobias, and diseases,” says Dr. Martin. “By creating a fun, positive experience for these children, our team was able to educate and promote good oral health in the surrounding community.” Dr. Lhota adds, “The elderly often have the most extensive dental needs, but the least flexibility in their budgets.  We’re happy to give them an opportunity to get their dental health back on track.” Besides its dental charities, CPW Dentistry also awards a $5,000 scholarship each year—for four years—for deserving students, who are either a current patient or referred by a patient.  Its scholarship program has helped three students so far.

CPW Dentistry is at the forefront of the latest research in dentistry; uses the most up-to-date procedures and technology; and hires only highly-skilled doctors who genuinely care about their patients.  Its services include children’s dentistry, cosmetic dentistry: tooth whitening, veneers, restorative treatments, dental implants, tooth extraction, pain-free root canal, periodontics, and emergency dental care, which come with a lifetime guarantee for patients who visit the facility at least once every six months.  “If our doctors feel the need to repair a dental problem, we do that with no charge to the patients. This shows them that the investment that they’re making is a valuable one, and that our doctors only give quality dental care,” says Mitchell. To set an appointment with CPW Dentistry, call 212-804-7484 or visit www.cpdentistry.com. New patients get a full-set of x-rays, checkup, and cleaning for $349 only. April 2014

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The World is My Oyster

Dr. Prospero A. Lim

So what really is Happiness? Happy Easter to one and all!

Today we will talk about happiness. What is it?   Happiness can be defined in many ways: It is a feeling of elation; a feeling of satisfaction; a feeling of contentment; a feeling of being at peace with oneself, and many more.   What makes one happy then?   It could be anything from a fulfilled task to gratification from a successful outcome of hard work; or from receiving a heartfelt praise to getting a pat in the back from one’s boss, among others.   Do money and material things bring happiness?   Sometimes they do—for a short time at least; but happiness coming from material things also carries with it misery.  Just look at some of those lotto winners. That’s why many equate happiness with a temporary state of a kind of “high.” Nobody stays happy for long. One can feel happy now; but in a few hours or even just minutes, one is not happy anymore.                                      

Happy Shooting Star

Rolan Gutierrez

SHOOTER’S TIP I had my pretty model Tenette Juarez Lirio pose with her back to the

restaurant window. Her pose creates a little triangle with her arms leading to her face. The window glare gives a bright background and produces a nice soft highlight on Tenette’s hair. With my subject’s hair texture very defined, I decided to convert the picture to black and white to give it more contrast and drama. So try black and white with your pictures for a change.

Happy shooting! April 2014

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Community Calendar

May 2 Miguel Braganza Celebrates 30 Years in Theater Theater actor and performance coach Miguel Braganza will celebrate his 30th anniversary in the business via SALAMAT, SALAMAT, NEW YORK dinner show at Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel (135-20 39 Ave., Flushing, NY) at 7:30 pm. For tickets ($65, $125), call Debbie 551-998-8445 or Myrna 917-502-9887. May 2 Philippine Cultural Night: Passages at NYU New York University’s (NYU) International Filipino Association presents PHILIPPINE CULTURAL NIGHT: PASSAGES, an original musical, at NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square S, New York, NY) at 7 pm. Walk-in tickets ($10) are available at the lobby. May 3 Diwa ng Kalayaan Pageant and Gala Philippine Independence Day Council Inc.’s DIWA NG KALAYAAN, a pageant of Filipina beauty, brains, and talent for single Filipinas and Filipina-Americans, will be held at Double Tree by Hilton Newark Airport (128 Frontage Road, NJ) at 6:30 pm. For tickets, contact Rolly Postadan 201-724-7634 or Margie Wisotsky 347-526-3271. May 10 PAGASA Social Foundation celebrates Mother’s Day Free admission. $1.00 flea market. Refreshments will be served. Aspiring musicians and singers may sign up to Pagasa’s first Harana contest. Venue is at 115-03 Atlantic Ave., Richmond Hill.

May 13 Asian Heritage Night in Queens 2014 Congresswoman Grace Meng, Asian Cultural Federation, Hindi Temple Society, Korean American Association in Queens, Pilipino American Unity for Progress, and Taiwan Center present Asian Heritage Night in Queens 2014 at Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY) at 7 pm Tickets at $25 each. May 17 A Tribute to Mothers and Golden Age of Entertainment Tess Canlas’ Velvet Supper Club presents its tribute to mothers and Golden Age of Entertainment at the Galloping Inn (325 Chestnut St., Union, NJ) at 7 pm. For tickets ($89, includes dinner and open bar), visit velvetsupperclub.com or call 908-688-1010. May 25 Feast of Our Lady of Manaoag Immaculate Conception Church at 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Manaoag. Procession at 3:00 pm followed by mass and reception. Hermanos Mayores are Dr. and Mrs. Ned and Menchie Pulido. May 31 Deadline of Submission: 2014 Presidential Awards for Overseas Filipinos The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) opens nominations for the Presidential Awards for Filipino individuals and organizations overseas. For more information, visit presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph. June 1 Philippine Independence Parade, Street Fair, and Cultural Festival In its 25th year, the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. holds the biggest Philippine Independence Day parade outside the Philippines along Madison Avenue, accompanied by an all-day street fair and cultural festival. For more information, visit pidci.org.

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Fil-Am Who’s Who, your favorite lifestyle magazine, is only one year old; but we feel we have so much more to offer beyond the magazine. Thus we recently expanded our publishing company’s products and services from the monthly magazine to public relations and social media management, photography and videography, journal and website production, and event management, and instant photo print services. Of note, our instant photo print service has proved to be a big hit at various Filipino-American community events. Attendees to these events are photographed by professional photographer Rolan Gutierrez; photo prints—enclosed in classy cardboard frames—are made available in just a few minutes for an affordable price. Dr. Prospero A. Lim With more than 50 years of combined experience in media and communication, Fil-Am Who’s Who Inc.’s experienced senior staff members Oliver Oliveros, Rolan Gutierrez, Joseph Pe, and Myrna Gutierrez — under the able guidance of Dr. Prospero Lim and Ollie David — assure our growing list of clients only quality outputs and consistent communication campaigns from corporate headshots to single, multiple camera event coverage; from publicity efforts to social media engagement; Oliver Oliveros and from brand positioning to integrated marketing communications. Dr. Prospero A. Lim, former president of the University of Santo Tomas Medical Association of New York, has a private psychiatry practice in Staten Island, where is he is a longtime resident since the late ‘70s. He has been a competent leader for several organizations such as the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc., Knights of San Lorenzo, Waray Community Association USA, Katbaloganon Association USA, Joseph Pe Empire City Medical Lions Club, Knights of Rizal-New York, San Lorenzo Ruiz Association in America and Philippine Medical Association in America.

Ollie David is a multi-award winning retired math and science teacher who taught at Newark Public Schools District for nearly 40 years. She has been recognized as a distinguished educator by “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” for her sustained excellence in teaching. She has served as chairperson of the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc.’s grand marshal ball. She is also a medical volunteer for the Philippine Medical Association of America. Oliver Oliveros holds a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University. For nearly 20 years, he has been handling reputation and media management for various brands, including Pepsi and Nickelodeon, Broadway shows and stars, and international recording and concert artists. Besides Fil-Am Who’s Who, his column appears regularly on BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the Internet primarily covering Broadway, London’s West End, and regional and international theater productions.

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Rolan Gutierrez, a computer programmer turned photographer and print layout designer, began his photography career as a landscape photographer with the UP-Diliman Mountaineers during his college days. For so many years later, he has been doing portraiture, event coverage, and designing organizational publications. He served as the official photographer during 2013 Miss World Megan Young’s recent visit to New York and New Jersey, which successfully raised funds for super typhoon Haiyan victims in central Philippines. Joseph Pe is a multi-award winning filmmaker-videographer whose credits include “What’s The T?” a 10-minute documentary about transgenders in San Francisco and New York City, which won third place in the Scary Cow Film Festival in San Francisco; “Mata” (Eye), which won third place in the 1999 Experimental Alternative Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines; and “Lost Paris Tapes,” which was screened at the Asian Film Festival and ABC No Rio Gallery in New York City. He also dabbles in acting in theater, television, and film. Lastly, our business manager Myrna Gutierrez is a computer programmer, who is also a sought-after community organizer and entertainment producer. Currently, she is the public relations officer of PAGASA Social Foundation. April 2014

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• Access to over 125 English channels with PREFERRED CHOICE™ package. (Requires activation of a WorldDirect International a la carte service.) • GENIE™ serves your entire home with one HD DVR — With Genie, enjoy a full HD DVR experience on every TV in your home.* (Requires Genie Mini (C31 Client) or an RVU-enabled TV/device for each additional room. Additional fees apply.)

• Only DIRECTV has the largest Filipino entertainment package with11 Filipino channels which includes 6 exclusive channels. • Access to the most full time HD channels.*

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New customer offers require credit card (except in MA & PA), approved credit and equipment lease. $19.95 Handling & Delivery fee may apply. Applicable use tax adjustment may apply on the retail value of the installation. Programming, pricing and offers are subject to change and may vary in certain markets. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.

24-MONTH AGREEMENT: EARLY CANCELLATION WILL RESULT IN A FEE OF $20/MONTH FOR EACH REMAINING MONTH. Must maintain 24 consecutive months of any DIRECTV base programming package ($29.99/mo. or above) or any qualifying international service bundle. Advanced Receiver-DVR fee ($10/mo.) required for DVR lease. Advanced Receiver-HD fee ($10/mo.) required for HD Receiver lease. Advanced Reciever fee ($25/mo. required for Advanced Whole-Home DVR, HD DVR and the TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV lease. TiVo service fee ($5/mo) required for the TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV lease. If you have 2 Recievers and/or one Reciever and a Client/Enabled TV/Device, the dee is $6/mo.For the 3rd and each additional Reciever and/or Client/Enabled TV/Device on your account, you are charged an additional fee of $6/mo. oer Reciever, Client and/or Enabled TV/Device. NON-ACTIVATION CHARGE OF $150 PER RECEIVER MAY APPLY. ALL EQUIPMENT IS LEASED AND MUST BE RETURNED TO DIRECTV UPON CANCELLATION, OR UNRETURNED EQUIPMENT FEES APPLY. VISIT directv.com/legal OR CALL 1-800-DIRECTV FOR DETAILS. INSTALLATION: Standard professional installation in up to four rooms only. Custom installation extra. *To access DIRECTV HD programming, HD equipment required. Number of HD channels based on package selection. **DIRECTV Advanced Whole-Home HD DVR service requires a DIRECTV Advanced Whole Home DVR model HR34 receiver (“Genie”) connected to the primary television. Remote viewing requires a model C31, H25 HD Receiver(s) or RVU-capable TV/device in each additional room, a SWiM network and Advanced Receiver Service ($25/mo.). Limit of three remote viewings per Advanced Whole Home HD DVR at a time. Visit directv.com/genie for complete details. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Pricing residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming subject to DIRECTV Customer Agreement; copy provided at directv.com/legal and in order confirmation. ©2014 DIRECTV. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo, GENIE, PREFERRED CHOICE and all WorldDirect service marks are trademarks of DIRECTV, LLC. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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