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Pope Benedict XVI resigns
Pope Benedict XVI's
By Susannah Cullinane, CNN
updated 11:06 AM EST, Tue February
(CNN) -- In an unexpected
move, Pope Benedict XVI -- born
Joseph Ratzinger -- has announced
that he is to resign. Benedict was
elected pope in 2005 after the death of
Pope John Paul II. We explore what the
surprise announcement means for the
Why has Pope Benedict XVI
\ In his statement, Pope
Benedict -- who turns 86 in April -- said
he had come to the certainty "that my
strengths, due to an advanced age, are
no longer suited to an adequate
exercise of the Petrine ministry."
Pope Benedict XVI greeting the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Photo: AP
Vatican spokesman the Rev.
Filipino nurse hailed as role model in Federico Lombardi said Pope Benedict
had the right and potentially the duty to
Obama’s State of the Union address See Page 4 Pope Benedict
Filipino nurse Menchu Sanchez (2nd from right, front row) is flanked by US First Lady
Michelle Obama to her right and Ms Jill Biden, wife of the US Vice President, to her
left minutes before President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address
in Washington DC Tuesday before a joint session of Congress. AP PHOTO
LOS ANGELES—A Filipino address before a joint session of
nurse who led the rescue of Congress. “Her mind was on the 20
hospitalized infants as super storm precious newborns in her care and the
Sandy battered New York last year was rescue plan she devised that kept them
hailed by President Obama as a role all safe.”
model in his State of the Union Sanchez – a 56-year-old
Address Tuesday (Wednesday in registered nurse who was born, raised
Manila) in Washington DC. “ W e and educated in the Philippines – had
should follow the example of a New been chosen as one of the
York City nurse named Menchu “extraordinary Americans who
Sanchez. When Hurricane Sandy exemplify the themes and ideals laid
plunged her hospital into darkness, out in the State of the Union Address,”
she wasn’t thinking about how her own
home was faring,” Obama said in his See Page 4 Filipino nurse
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Tel: 514-485-7861 skylineThe World Bank through its cosmopolitan of Southeast Asian cities is
country director for the Philippines, today a dirty, crowded, smelly eyesore
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Asia, but a rising tiger." And lately there one bit. Are we indeed a society with
are plenty of bright spots to point to, the such low expectations?
Business Hours most important of which is the country’s A Philippine bancaIn the mid
GDP (gross domestic product) growth: sixties, national artist Nick Joaquin
Monday - 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. 6.6 percent in 2012—the highest in addressed the same issues we talk
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Southeast Asia—beating even the about here in a telling article titled: A
Wed. to Friday - 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. government’s high-end target of six Heritage of Smallness. In it Joaquin
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. percent. laments our societal and cultural
Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. predisposition towards the small or tingi
as well as our preference for always
Members can make appointment taking the easy way out. Today, half a
century later you can still buy cigarettes
to shop outside these hours.
by the stick or shampoo in a tiny single-
Phone your orders and you can
use sachet. Centuries ago other nations
pick them up by appointment as were already building large, ocean-
well. going vessels, yet Filipinos have never
seen the need to create anything larger
Delivery service available for Cote than jumbo-sized bancas. Sure, we
des Neiges & NDG areas between helped build Spanish galleons then, and
6:00-8:00 p.m. ( $5.00 delivery Even tourist arrivals are up today we’re building ships in Subic Bay,
service fee.) despite Hong Kong’s continued but both those instances have been
blacklisting of the country as a tourist foreign owned and managed endeavors.
We sell phone cards & destination since the 2010 Manila While there are always
gift certificates. hostage crisis where 8 Chinese tourists exceptions, Filipino society can
were killed. And the Philippine Peso is generally be described as “lazy.” Many
now stronger than it has been since locals who have lived in the West and
2008—to the consternation of millions of return home are often appalled by the
OFWs who have seen the value their slow and casual attitude Filipinos have
remittances steadily decline over time. towards work. Have something made
So are we seeing the start of the and it usually takes longer than it
Philippines as a major economic player should…and when you finally get it, the
in the region, another Japan, Taiwan, quality and workmanship is often
South Korea, or maybe another disappointing.
Singapore? Well, as we stated earlier: It is thus not surprising that
don’t hold your breath because it is Cambodia and Myanmar for the first time
unlikely to happen anytime last year surpassed the Philippines in
soon…probably not in our lifetime. Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Global
Why? Because sadly, Philippine investors have grown weary of the
society and culture leave much to be Philippines as its disadvantages are
desired! Since America returned the starting to significantly outweigh its
islands back to the Filipinos almost 70 advantages. According to UNCTAD
years ago there has been talk about the (United Nations Conference on Trade
Philippines becoming a Southeast Asian and Investments), FDI to the Philippines
powerhouse—and back then we were in 2012 dropped to a paltry $1.5 billion.
already way ahead of any of our By comparison, Singapore, a country
neighbors. Instead we Filipinos dropped roughly the size of Laguna de Bay in
Creamsilk $4.49 + tax the ball and slowly but surely our Luzon received $54.4 billion in Foreign
Buenas Coco Gel, Kaong $1.79 Southeast Asian neighbors began Investments last year.
Brown sugar, 1 lb - surging ahead of us. In the end, it boils down to a
$2.29 failure in education. Since we know what
As a society, we need to do
some honest-to-goodness soul- our problems are, we should have long
searching. A country does not go from ago devised curriculums that addressed
first to almost last purely by accident. and corrected those problems. But
You almost have to make an effort to neither public schools nor the much-
drop to the bottom the way we did. Do ballyhooed Catholic schools have
we, as a nation just have mediocre goals bothered to do so. And so our problems
and aspirations? We seem satisfied to remain.
have our youth go abroad to work as As an example: after World War
Brown Rice, 2 lbs - $1.99
Mang Tomas sauce Whole Milkfish, big size maids or street sweepers. We are okay
99¢ bottle with the fact that millions of squatters live See Page 3 Asian Tiger Economy
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only did he transform his small company
Editorial From Page 2 Asian Tiger Economy
II the term “made in Japan” meant a
into a global giant, he was instrumental
as well in changing the global
perception of what “made in Japan”
What will be the impact of the resignation of Pope product was cheap and substandard, a
meant. That is the kind of drive the
Benedict XVI on the future of the Church?
For over a billion Catholics in death if the pope can simply resign from
the world, the resignation of Pope his post?”
Benedict XVI is at first shocking and Although history may hold clues
unprecedented in 600 years but upon a in divining impact of a pope’s
closer look at the circumstances resignation, however, “problems
surrounding his decision to leave the surrounding how to treat Benedict, what
highest post of the Church, they have to call him, how he will be dealt with in
begun to see that this historic event will his life after the papacy, how his death
have a lasting impact which will only be will be dealt with, all of these are new
felt over a period of time. questions” said Joshua Birk, a fellow at
As one writer notes: “The the American Academy in Rome and
ultimate effects of the pope’s resignation expert in medieval Mediterranean
are thus far impossible to predict. But it history.
is clear that previous certainties will now On the other hand, some
be up for debate – certainties that were religious writers give Pope Benedict XVI
once just as firm as the understanding some credit for his self-abnegation and
that the position of pope was for life.” recognition of his own weakness that he
Religious scholars, writers and would not be able to do his job as the
editors have a variety of opinions – head of the Church which has been
ranging from a pessimistic view of the undergoing tremendous pressures from
Church in crisis to a more hopeful a modern society that now recognizes
outlook that the resignation of Pope contraception, gay rights, abortion and
Benedict presents an opportunity for other issues that have been repeatedly
innovation and change but it is also a brought to the table for discussion such Philippines needs if it is ever to become
challenge for the next pope to be as priests’ celibacy, ordination of women low-quality item that would likely end up
“world class.” In essence, we need to
elected by the College of Cardinals. into the priesthood, and divorce. in the trash. Akio Morita, the founder of
remake who we are as a people. Until
Among all the possible impacts An optimistic view of Pope Sony Corporation early on realized that
then all this talk about becoming an
of Pope Benedict XVI resignation seems Benedict XVI’s resignation is expressed to succeed in the global marketplace,
Asian Tiger or a world-class player is
to be the possibility of changing some of in the following quote: Sony’s products had to be the very best
nothing but a pipe dream. So don’t hold
the Church doctrine. For instance, the “The resignation of Pope in order to overcome that negative
your breath, instead roll-up your sleeves
Archbishop of Berlin Rainer Maria Benedict XVI is the Catholic Church’s perception. During in his years at the
and help change the culture.
Woelki calls it a “demystification of the opportunity to send a strong signal by helm, he saw to it that Sony produced
papal office.” Mr. Christopher electing a new Pope committed to nothing but the very best. In the end, not
Ljungquist, a writer of the Geopolitical rooting out corruption in the Church.”
Monitor, wrote: It is apparent from comments
“If as Benedict implied in his and discussions about the Pope’s
statement of resignation, the office is too resignation that there is a need for new
difficult for one man in the modern ideas and innovations. We hope that a
world, power must then be ceded to new pope will be elected who will lead
Catholic bishops and to world regions. us to a renaissance that will make the
If the Petrine office can be vacated like a Catholic Church stronger but more
seat in parliament, then it’s time to put transparent and accountable.
an end to the church’s rigid stance on
other questions of doctrine. Why exactly Zenaida Ferry Kharroubi
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pope before Easter. the presidents of Romania and After he steps down, Benedict
From Page 1 Pope Benedict XVI Guatemala -- had been confirmed. will move to the pope's summer
Lombardi said Vatican
resign. scholars were studying the constitution On February 27, the pope's residence, Castel Gandolfo.
But he stressed that the to determine exactly when the last general audience will take place. At a later date he will move into
pope's decision was not because of conclave would begin. Lombardi said the Vatican was trying to a monastery at the Vatican.
any external pressure. What is the election process? arrange for it to be held in St Peter's The monastery has recently
Is the pope in poor health? By law, the conclave begins in square so that more people could been renovated and extended to
Lombardi told reporters the the Sistine Chapel. On that morning, attend and "to make it a sort of tribute include a small chapel.
pope was not unwell. the cardinals will celebrate the Votive to the holy pontiff." What will Pope Benedict be known as
"There isn't any disease Mass, "Pro Eligendo Papa." That What will Pope Benedict do after his once he has stepped down as pope?
specifically -- it's all to do with afternoon, the cardinals begin the resignation? According to the Catholic
deterioration and weakness in his election process. Lombardi said it was expected Bishops' Conference of England and
body, as the holy pontiff has said in his The cardinals draw lots to that Pope Benedict would devote his Wales, Pope Benedict will return to
statement," he said. select three members to collect ballots time to reflection and prayer. being known as Cardinal Joseph
Lombardi said the battery in from the infirm, three "tellers" to count In his statement, Benedict said Ratzinger. It said he would be
the pope's pacemaker -- which he has the votes and three others to review the he wished "to also devotedly serve the addressed as his eminence or Cardinal
had since he was a cardinal -- had results. Holy Church of God in the future Ratzinger.
been replaced in the last few months, Blank ballots are then through a life dedicated to prayer." However, Lombardi later told
but he stressed that it was a routine prepared and distributed. The ballots Lombardi said he didn't expect reporters it was hard to imagine that
procedure. are rectangular in shape and must bear the pope to be given any other duty, the pope would be called a cardinal.
When will he step down? in the upper half, in print if possible, the given his age, and he said Benedict
would no longer be involved in Enroll in the PAB/PSW Nursing Aide
The pope said that he would words "Eligo in Summum Pontificem," program at Gilmore College International
step down at 8:00 p.m. on February 28, meaning "I elect as supreme pontiff." decision making or administrative
duties. Classes start soon. Prepare for the
Rome time. The electors write the name of the increasing demand for health care
Lombardi said as far as he candidate on the lower half and fold it Pope Benedict was "very
discreet" and was "not someone who professionals.
knew, the day was "just an ordinary in two.
day" without particular significance but After writing the name of one will interfere" or create issues in terms
of his successor, he said. Call for appointment
that Pope Benedict might have chosen man on his ballot, each of the active
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cardinals -- those under 80 years of
for Easter. age -- walks to an altar in order of president for patient care services, told
He said he understood the seniority and pledges to perform his From Page 1 Filipino Nurse a nursingpublication. Migrating to
pope usually finished his working day duty with integrity. Each cardinal then
the White House said. Sanchez was
at 8:00 p.m. which was why he had places a folded ballot containing his
invited to join the First Lady in her
chosen that specific hour to step down. choice onto a small disc made of
viewing box. She sat between Mrs.
Could the next pope be from Africa or precious metal and drop it inside a
Obama and the vice president’s wife,
Latin America? chalice.
Is it normal for popes to resign? After all votes are cast, the
When the hurricane cut power
It is the first time a pope has tellers tally the ballots and the result is
at NYU Langone Medical Center,
resigned in nearly 600 years. read to the cardinals. If a cardinal
Sanchez created a plan to transport 20
The last pope to resign was receives two-thirds plus one of the
at-risk infants to intensive care units
Pope Gregory XII in 1415. He stepped votes, he is the new pontiff.
around the city, according to a White
down to end the "Great Western If there is no winner, another
House blog site.
Schism" -- during which there were vote is taken. If there is still no winner,
“She organized the nurses and
rival claims to the papal throne. two more votes are scheduled for the
doctors to carefully carry the babies
n 1294, Pope Celestine V afternoon.
down eight flights of stairs with only
resigned after only five months, How is the result of the vote
cell phones to light the way,” the blog
preferring the simple life of a monk to broadcast?
site said. “Even as Menchu’s own
the majesty of being pope. After the votes are counted
home was flooding, she thought only Menchu Sanchez
According to the National each time, the ballots are burned. If
of protecting the babies in her care.” In
Catholic Weekly, modern popes have there has been no winner, a chemical is the United States in the 1980s,
an interview with NorthJersey.com,
felt that resignation is unacceptable mixed with the ballots to produce black Sanchez has worked as a nurse in New
Sanchez said that when the hurricane
and could encourage factions within smoke when they are burned. York for more than 25 years and has
knocked out power to the hospital and
the church to pressure pontiffs to step Sight of the black smoke been at NYU Langone Medical Center
the East River flooded the backup
down. emerging from the roof of the Vatican since 2010. She lives in Secaucus,
generators, they knew that the
Canon law states that a Palace tells those waiting in St. Peter's New Jersey with her husband and two
ventilators keeping the newborns alive
resignation must be made freely and Square that a pope has not yet been children, both of whom are in college.
would stop working.
properly manifested and that the pope selected. Sanchez is the second Filipino nurse
“We knew immediately we had
resigning must be of sound mind. When a winner has been honored by Obama within the past
to get the babies downstairs,” Sanchez
Who is Pope Benedict XVI? selected, the ballots are burned alone, several months. Last year, nurse-
said. “With the elevators out, we didn’t
When will the next pope be elected? and the white smoke indicates there is turned-community activist Corazon
have a lot of choices.”
A meeting of the College of a new pope. Basa Cortes Tomalinas from La Union
Hospital officials later praised
Cardinals to elect the next pope will be What do you think of the Pope's province was honored at the White
Sanchez for finding a way to get the
held. The gathering is known as a decision? House as a “Champion of Change.”
babies down safely.
"conclave." What will the pope do until he officially Tomalinas was recognized for her work
“She’s the one who thought of
Vatican spokesman Federico steps down? to prevent youth violence in
taking the babies down in a warming
Lombardi said there would be Lombardi said the pope's communities as part of the National
pad, cradled in the arms of a single
elections some time in March and he appointments up until the end of Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.
nurse to keep them warm and secure,”
anticipated that there would be a new February -- including audiences with
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February 17, 2013 | Opinion Mangahas to take out his social survey tools assign the cause to sexual abuse scandals. Christ” column elicited many responses that
to help us understand what is happening.” The sexual abuse scandals merely reflect this declining affinity and respect for
AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR Fr. Tabora wrote in his February 7 blog accelerated what is already in the the Catholic Church. Again, the loss of faith
By William M. Esposo posting titled The Catholic Church: Between woodwork — decay, rot, arrogance of in the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church
The Philippine Star the Sublime and the Ridiculous. Mahar narrow-minded clerics and a growing didn’t just result from the RH Bill issue. The
In announcing his resignation, Mangahas is the research guru of the SWS detachment from the reality of peoples’ RH Bill merely provided the trigger for
Pope Benedict XVI said: “In today’s world, (Social Weather Station) to whom we run to lives. expressing what’s already in many Catholic
subject to so many rapid changes and get the social trends. The Week editorial of April 30, hearts and minds.
shaken by questions of deep relevance for Fr. Tabora added: “People are tired 2010 had this to say: “It’s “the largest Over here, some leaders of the
the life of faith, in order to govern the ship of of lousy homilies that ramble in inanities that institutional crisis in centuries, possibly in Catholic Church have crossed the line
Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both begin and never end, and never end church history,” says the National Catholic between church and state and are said to
strength of mind and body are necessary, because they should never have begun. Reporter. Worldwide, the Roman Catholic be actively campaigning for the downfall of
strength which in the last few months, has People are tired of being preached at, of Church now has 1.1 billion members, President Benigno S. Aquino II (P-Noy) —
deteriorated in me to the extent that I have being treated as if they were younger than compared with 1.5 billion Muslims and 593 the person they blame for the passage of
had to recognize my incapacity to adolescents, of being lectured, of being million Protestants. In the US, all the major the RH Bill. There’s a Jesuit, a nuisance
adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to scolded, of being dictated upon. People are denominations have seen their numbers more than a threat, that’s been actively
me.” tired of obstinate claims to absolute truth, decline in recent years, but the Catholic meeting with military men, and reportedly
We have to admire Pope Benedict when the thinking world continues to seek Church has taken the biggest hit. Since the agitating them. The Jesuit community, my
XVI for knowing when to relinquish power truth. People are tired of being told how to 1960s, four American-born Catholics have source of information, doesn’t sanction this
and privilege for the sake of the big mission. think, when they can think for themselves, left the church for every one who has Jesuit’s activities. The Jesuits are generally
His era was one of the most challenged with and how to choose, when they can choose converted, according to a 2009 Pew study. supportive of P-Noy’s brand of good
a series of sexual abuse scandals, financial for themselves, and how to have sex when In 2008 alone, Catholic membership governance that targets inclusive growth
embarrassments including expose of a they can have sex for themselves.” declined by 400,000. More than 1,000 and meaningful reforms.
100% Vatican owned company that was He continued: “People are tired of parishes have closed since 1995, and the The more the Catholic Church
producing porn. In a way, more than old the reproductive health (RH) discussion, number of priests has fallen from about leaders here dabble into politics, especially
age, it may have been the enormous debate, disaster, debacle. All right, they are 49,000 to 40,000 during that same period. when they seek the ouster of one of the best
burdens of our New Age that really caused willing to receive a clear statement of the Some 3,400 Catholic parishes in the US presidents this country has had, all the more
the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. teaching of the Church on this matter, and now lack a resident priest. “Catholicism is in they’re seen with dirty hands and are
Pope Benedict XVI shall turn over they understand that the hierarchy is decline across America,” says sociologist perceived as Pharisees. Times have
a Catholic Church in turmoil and in decline. serious about conveying its message, and David Carlin.” changed. Peoples’ needs have changed.
The Philippine Catholic Church is in the that there are lay persons very passionate In Europe, the editorial added: Sadly, some Catholic Church leaders are
same crisis. The recent writings of Jesuits about making sure that that message gets “The situation there is even more dire, still in medieval mindset mode.
Fr. Joel Tabora and Fr. Joaquin Bernas conveyed. But hey, was it really necessary especially in the most historically devout In a world where the pace of
about the mistakes of the Catholic Church in to devote the whole of Advent to it, including countries. In 1991, 84 percent of the Irish technology is dizzying, there’s an avalanche
confronting the RH Bill had been very all of Simbang Gabi, and for Christmas fare, population attended Mass at least once a of new ideas and concepts — admittedly
popularly received on Facebook and were was it really so necessary to talk about week. Today the weekly attendance figure is not all of them good. The Catholic Church
shared because these captured what Reproductive Health and the Virgin Birth less than 50 percent. In Spain, 81 percent of couldn’t relate to its flock in this modern era
majority of Filipinos felt about the bullying through Conception by the Holy Spirit? And the population identifies itself as Catholic, unless it discards their medieval mindset
tactics of several Catholic Bishops, priests when New Year’s came, was it really so but two-thirds say they seldom or never and retrace their footsteps from Vatican II.
and nuns who have gone rabid over the RH necessary to preach on Reproductive attend services. And the priest shortage is In Vatican II lies the Catholic
Bill issue. Health and Child Circumcision?” acute — in England and Wales, the church Church’s redemption. The Pope’s
“People have been leaving the The Roman Catholic Church has ordained only 16 clergy members in all of resignation could be the opportunity to
Catholic Church. People are about to leave been experiencing sharp decline in 2009.” reform and attune the Church to the New
the Church. It is time, I think, for Mahar numbers all over the world and it’s wrong to My February 3 “Where’s Jesus Age.
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systems, multiple fisheries have PFOA exposure led to testicular,
bounced back from collapse after Dear EarthTalk: I’ve read conflicting pancreatic, mammary and liver tumors
adopting a combination of reports about the dangers of non-stick in rats doesn’t bode well for what the
management measures,” he says. cookware. I have a set of older non- chemical may do to humans.
“These include restricting gear types, stick pans and am not sure if I need to Of course, the risk of exposure
lowering the total allowable catch, replace them. Are they harmful to use, is much lower for a person frying an
dividing shares of the catch among particularly if they have a few egg at home than for a factory worker
fishers, and designating marine scratches? - - manufacturing PTFE for DuPont. In
protected.” He cites an example of Miriam Jones, Montgomery, AL 2007, Consumer Reports Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I understand Kenyan communities removing beach It may be time to upgrade your tested PTFE-based non-stick pans
that many of the world’s fisheries are on seine nets and creating “no-take” pans, given that the U.S. government from several manufacturers and found
the brink of collapse, “fished out,” to zones leading to an increase in total has called for a complete phase-out of harmful airborne emissions of PFOA to
put it bluntly. How did this happen and fish, fish sizes and fishing income. And polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE, be minimal. “The highest level was
what is being done about it? about 100 times lower than levels that
-- Mariel LaPlante, New Orleans, LA animal studies suggest are of concern
for ongoing exposure to PFOA,”
Many of the world’s fisheries reported the magazine. “With the aged
are indeed in crisis today due to years pans, emissions were barely
of overfishing, pollution and habitat measurable.”
destruction. According to the United Some manufacturers are
Nations’ Food and Agriculture working on safer non-stick cookware
Organization, 57 percent of global fish using ceramic or silicone coatings free
populations are “fully exploited” and of PTFE or PFOA. But a 2009 survey of
another 30 percent are ”overexploited eight such alternatives by Cook’s
or collapsed.” This leaves just 13 Illustrated magazine did not identify
percent in the “non-fully-exploited” any of the new choices out there high
category, down from 40 percent less marks. “Not a single one of these
than four decades ago. ‘green’ pans was without flaws,” said
The non-profit Natural the magazine. “In some, delicate eggs
Resources Defense Council (NRDC) burned, thin fish fillets stuck, and steak
charred on the outside while
remaining raw within. Others stained
Many of the world’s fisheries are in crisis today due to years of overfishing, pollution and
or transferred heat inconsistently.”
habitat destruction. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, some of the most
popular fish -- including cod (pictured here), snapper and tuna, are dangerously depleted yet Some pans accumulated the browned
continue to be overfished. bits known as fond when steak was
seared, indicating unwanted sticking
no-take reserves established around otherwise known as Teflon) and power.
parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef related products by 2015, due to Many foodies have resigned
led to a doubling of fish stocks and size health concerns. When Teflon is themselves to the likelihood that the
within the boundaries of protected exposed to high heat it can degrade, idea of a non-stick pan might in and of
areas and larger populations which causes it to release its itself be too good to be true. As such,
When Teflon is exposed to high heat it can throughout the region. constituent chemical, PFOA, as a gas. cast iron, aluminum, copper and
release its constituent chemical, PFOA, as a “It’s not too late to get our This phenomenon can kill pet birds, stainless steel each rate high for even
gas. There are no known cases of direct health
fishing practices back on track,” and can’t be good for humans either. heat distribution and for holding up
problems for consumers, but workers
producing Teflon are at increased risk for reports NRDC. “Using smart laws, While there are no known well at high temperatures and frequent
certain cancers, prompting the U.S. policies, incentives, and market cases of airborne PFOA causing direct use. Used properly—such as by
government to call for a complete phase-out demand, we can help sustain fish health problems for consumers, employing a little oil or butter to inhibit
of Teflon and related products by 2015. populations at healthy levels for years workers in plants where Teflon has food from sticking—such pans can
to come.” been produced are at increased risk last decades.
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Nestor Ambas: TV Pinoy’s
Last October 28, FAMAS for my native town of Mendez (Cavite)
Board of Trustees Chairman James de if the kindly prince of the Roman
la Paz and his wife Rose, Filipino Star Catholic Church gets elected to the
writer Willie Quiambao and this papacy because he was once its
columnist paid Nestor Ambas a visit in parish priest a few decades ago. The James de la Paz trimming the hair of Nestor Ambas during his visit in the hospital
his room on 7NW at the Jewish local parishioners loved him so much
General Hospital. Upon seeing him, I for his brilliance (graduated summa necessarily make one a better It’s even sillier that a member
knew right away that he was not in cum laude), genuine humility and president than the one who wasn’t. So, has to be at least 25 years old to be
good shape, but never thought that he exceptional leadership skill that they why require it in the first place? able to run for president while those
would not be around for good a few made him the town’s adopted son. So Unfortunately, I was on my lonesome who are 16 years old may run for
on this. I was outvoted by the rest of vice-president. What if for some reason
the committee.. the 25-year old president becomes
Likewise, I disagreed with the incapacitated, and the 16-year old
idea that 16-year old members be vice-president has to succeed him?
allowed to run for the Executive Board. That will effectively defeat the purpose
It was my position that they were too of, and the legislative intent for, the
Budz Sarmiento and Willie Quiambao with Nestor Ambas at the Jewish General
Hospital on October 28, 2012.
When we saw him that day, he far, he’s the only one so honored by
was a far cry from the handsome and the townspeople of Mendez.
robust Nestor Ambas that hosted TV At least three things may work
Pinoy on Channel 14 many years ago. against his chance of becoming the
He looked like someone who hadn’t next pope: He’s too young at 55, he
been seen by a barber in weeks, if not was promoted to cardinal only last
months. His beard was so dense, his October, and he comes from Asia, the
moustache was so thick and his hair so continent that has the smallest number
long that James and I had to take turns of Roman Catholics. However, The then-Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle with the author in February 2012.
in barbering him. But after about half Catholics are wont to say, “God works
an hour, there emerged a good-looking in mysterious ways.” Besides, who young and inexperienced to lead an constitutional requirement that the
man that Nestor always was during his would have thought that then Cardinal organization as big and as president should be at least 25 years
heyday as a TV host and journalist. Karol Józef Wojty³a – a Polish, not complicated as FAMAS. Besides, I old.
Now that he is gone, also gone is his Italian – would be pope? Arguably, thought that it didn’t make sense that a Some employers pay workers
promise to share with me a cornucopia John Paul II’s papacy is one of the 16-year old person could be president just enough so they will not
of salacious pieces of information most successful ones in the history of when they couldn’t even enter into a quit and the workers do just
about the usual egregious member of the Roman Catholic Church, and he contract without the permission of their enough so they will not be
the community whose thinking is so was one of the most-loved among the parents. fired. Pim Patrick
obnubilated by his mental disorder that popes.
his only enjoyment in life is writing *******
outrageous items usually found in THESE PROVISIONS IN THE
tabloids like the National Inquirer.
NEED TO BE AMENDED
FROM THE CARDINAL’S As the community already
Mtre. Peter Dimacopoulos
RED HAT TO THE POPE’S know, I was a member of the former
FCBL Committee that drafted the
present constitution and bylaws of
Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
FAMAS. I was for the abolition of the
becoming the next pope may be highly Real Estate Contracts, Mortgages, Wills, Power of Attorney
ridiculous requirement that a member
implausible, at least at this time, but his
must be or have been a director of the
name keeps on cropping up among
organization first before he could run
those who might succeed the
for president. I believed, and still do, Tel.:514-824-9336
resigning Pope Benedict XVI.
that being a director wouldn’t
It’s particularly a huge honor
8 The North American Filipino Star February 2013
ang akto ng paghagupit sa mga babae magdudulot sa babae upang
ay februatio. Ito ang naging salitang- magkakaanak. Tulad ng dati, ang
ugat ng buwan ng Pebrero (February), Kristiyanismo ay nagsusumikap ngunit
ang buwan ng pagdiriwang ng Araw nasawi na itigil ang masamang
ng mga Puso. pagdiriwang ng Lupercalia. Unang
"Ilang araw na lamang ay ang pinalitan ang lotarya sa pangalan ng
pagdiriwang sa ‘Araw ng Puso’ ng mga lotaryo na pangalan ng mga santo.
kuffar. May ilang mga pahayagan at Ang balak ay sa susunod na taon ang
Consular Outreach Mission babasahin ang naghihikayat sa
pagdiriwang na ito. Maging ang mga
kabataang kalalakihan ay tutularan ang
buhay ng santo na ang pangalan ay
mangangalakal at mga nagmamay-ari kanilang binunot. Ang Kristiyanismo ay
sa Montreal ng mga hotel at kainan ay ginaga-
wang pang-akit sa mga tao para sa
nagtapos sa Roma at sa iba pang
lupain tulad ng ginawa ng mga
Ginanap noong noong Enero 18 at 19 ay nagbiyahe kanilang sariling kapakanan." Romano."
ang unang Consular Outreach Mission nang isang maghapon at magdamag “Ang araw ng puso ay matagal "Ang kaisipang panatilihin ang
sa Montreal sa pamumuno ni Minister para maabot ang kanilang nang patay sa Europa ngunit isang anyo ng isang bantog na kasamaan
at Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer. pangangailangan dito. laganap na pagdiriwang sa Britanya at subalit ang layuning katangian ay
Kasama niya ang apat na butihing Sa taong ito ay anim na ulit Amerika. Sino ba si Valentine? Bakit napanatili. Ang tanging tagumpay na
kawani ng pasuguan. pupunta rito ang mga sugo kaya, ang araw na ito ay ipinagdiriwang?" nakamit ay ang pagpalit sa pangalan
"Ang Araw ng Puso ay ng Lupercalia ng ‘Saint Valentine Day.’
nagsimula bilang pagdiriwang ng mga Nagawa ito ni Papa Gellasius sa taong
pagano na sinimulan ng mga Romano 496, bilang parangal kay San
Kaliwa-pakanan: Nakatayo - ConGen Neil Frank R, Ferrer at Albert Jerome Ilagan.
Nakaupo - Rhodora Manlapaz, Edna Pataunia at Josephine Gonato. Kuha ni Mang Bert
tuwing ikalawang buwan.
Sa umaga ng unang araw ay
kinapulong ni ConGen Ferrer ang mga Minumulat ko sa aking mambabasa Larawan ng bagong pasapote ng Pilipinas
boluntaryo ng FAMAS na kinabib- na ngayon ay wala pa rin tayong
ilangan ng mga direktor upang Honorary Consul dito sa Montreal. noong 4th siglo BCE upang Valentino. Subalit may aabot sa
ipaliwanag ang gagawin at maging Marami ang sabik sa posisyong ito. parangalan si Lupercus, ang diyosa ng limampu (50) na Valintino sa
maayos ang daloy ng pagproseso ng Buhat sa tuktok ng Luzon at ‘kalusugan at kalipunan’. Ang kanilang kasaysayan ng Kristiyanismo. Ang
mga papeles. pumupustang Bisaya at hindi pangunahing pang-akit ay ang dalawa sa kanila ay nakakahigit ng
Bukod sa mga nais pahuhuling Muslim sa Mindanao ay ginagawang lotarya na kanilang katanyagan ngunit ang kanilang buhay
magpanotaryo at mag-apply ng dual gustong maluklok. Ang kailangan ipinamimigay ang mga kabataang at asal ay nabalot ng kababalaghan."
citizenship ay ipinakilala ang bagong natin ay si LuzViMinda na ang babae sa mga kabataang lalaki para sa "Ayon sa isang kasaysayan na
paraan kung paano magkakaroon ng damdamin ay nasa hapag kainan at pang-aliw at kasayahan hanggang sa malapit sa tunay na kaparaanan ng
bagong pasaporte. Sinabing nauna pa hindi sa batalan. susunod na taong lotarya." pagdiriwang na ito, si San Valentino ay
ang ating bansa na mag-isyu ng e- "Bahagi ng nakakahiyang isang ‘Santo ng umiibig’ na nabighani
passport na hindi pa ginagawa sa ***** kaugalian na ginagawa sa araw na ito sa anak na babae ng taong
Canada. Araw ng mga Puso ay ang hampasin ang kabataang nagpakulong sa kanya."
Sa ginagawang Consular Ang lathalaing ito ay hango sa babae ng dalawang kabataang lalaki, "Dahil sa malubhang
Outreach Mission sa Montreal ay akda ni Dr. Khalid Baig ng Impact na nakasuot lamang ng damit at kaguluhang kasama sa lotaryo, ang
dinadayo ito ng mga kababayan natin International, London, U.K. Isa lamang sapatos na yari sa balat ng kambing na pamahalaan ng Pransiya ay
na buhat pa sa ibang lalawigan ng ito sa iba't ibang bersiyon na kalipunan binahiran ng dugo mula sa inialay na ipinagbawal ang ritwal ng Valentino
Canada tulad ng Halifax, Nova ng iba pang manunulat May sumulat kambing o aso. Ang hampas ng noong 1776. Ang pagdiriwang na ito ay
Scotia. May isang grupo na na ang latigong tinutukoy sa artikulo ay ‘sagradong tsinelas nitong ‘Banal na nawala rin sa Italya, Austriya,
nagsumiksik sa isang sasakyan at sila yari sa balat at tinawag na februa at Kalalakihan’ ay pinaniniwalaang Hungariya at Alemanya. Noong 17
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If yes, call (514) 344-1499
AND GET CASH NOW!
(Kaliwa-pakanan: Bernard Palparan, Lucille Palparan, Rachelle Lebantino, Jensen Good & Bad Credit Accepted
Sarmiento, Mario Daiz at Allan Fajardo (kuha ni Mang Bert).
February 2013 The North American Filipino Star 9
siglo sa kalakasan ng mga Puritano ay maaaring may kasaysayang mula sa ninyo sa fridge ni Lelong, e di ako eleven foreign letters like C, CH, F, J.
ipinagbawal din sa Inglatera subalit mga pagano. Mula sa isang ang pinakamaraming attendance. LL, Ñ, Q, RR, V, X and Z. Ten years
noong taong 1660 ay muling binuhay pagsasalaysay, sa mangkukulot ng after, they decided that it was too
ni Haring Charles II." mga pagano, ang mga tao ay takot sa Peras: Attendance? Akala ko ba sa much and removed CH, LL and RR
"Mula sa Inglatera ang ritwal masasamang espiritu lalung-lalo sa eskuwela lang 'yon. and up to now we have twenty-eight
ng Valentino ay dumating sa bagong kanilang kaarawan. Isang letters called alpabeto. And they are
daigdig at nasilip ng mga negosyante pangkaraniwang paniniwala na ang Pechay: Tama ka, Peras. Pero A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. I,
na isang magandang pagkakataon ng masasamang espiritu ay higit na attendance din ang tawag sa ,
J, K, L, M, N, Ñ, NG, O, P Q, R, S, T,
pagkakaperahan. Si Esther A. mapanganib sa isang tao kung siya ay pagpasok ng Tatay at Nanay mo sa U, V, W, X, Y and Z." (Sgd.) Lolo
Howland noong 1840 ay siyang nakakaranas ng pagbabago sa trabaho. Kay Lelong naman para Jerry)
nagpalabas sa kauna-unahang kanyang pang-araw-araw na malakas tayo sa Court of Appeals
ipinagbibili na ‘American Valentine pamumuhay tulad ng pagiging kapag napapagalitan na tayo ng Pichu and Pechay: Wow! Galing
Day’ card at nabenta ang halagang matanda ng isang taon (kaarawan). Nanay o Tatay natin. ni Lolo!. Saan kaya nagsaliksik ng
$5,000 sa unang taon. (Noon ang Kaya’t ang pamilya at mga kaibigan ay pag-aaral?
halagang $5,000 ay napakalaking papaligiran ang tao ng tawanan at
Pichu: Hoy! Nakakalimutan na
halaga). Mula noon ang kalakal ng kagalakan sa kanilang kaarawan Peras: Oo nga pero pagdating sa
Valentine ay lumago." upang ipagtanggol siya laban sa naman natin si Lolo Jerry. May bigkasan lagot na siya sa NG gaya
"Katulad din ito sa kasaysayan kasamaan." homework siya, di ba? Lolo...! Yaho- ng ngayon, ngipin o nguya.
ng Halloween na ang pananamit ay o-o-o.!!!. , Lolo Jerry? Nasaan na ba
kakaiba sa pangkaraniwang damit, ***** 'yun? Pechay: Hindi naman siguro.
tulad ng multo at tiyanak o duwende Lumipat, Lumapit si Peras Pansin ba ninyo na kapag Pranses
sa muling pagbuhay sa isang lumang Pechay: Siyanga pala. Bago ako ang salita niya maraming salitang
ritwal ng mga naunang pagano na nagpunta rito pass the paper na lang parang ngongo siya? Tuloy-tuloy na
Pichu: Pechay! Alam mo bang daw siya dahil absent na naman.
sumasamba sa diyablo. Ang tawag ng iyon sa ngalangala Huwag ninyo
mga pagano sa pangyayaring ito ay lumipat na si Peras? Malapit na siya akong isusumbong, ha?
Sanhain (binibigkas na sow-en). sa amin ni Lelong. Ang tantiya ko Pichu: Sige nga, basahin natin ang *****
Katulad ng sa ‘Valentines Day’, ang labinlimang minutong lakad lang. assignment kung tama. (binabasa)
mga Kristiyano ay pinalitan ang “If winter comes, can spring
pangalan subalit hindi ang mga Pechay: Walastik! Inggit naman ako "Dear Pichu, be far behind?”
palagay o paniniwala ng mga pagano." sa inyo. Pero okay lang sa akin dahil The Filipino Alphabet started with 20
kapit-bahay ko pa rin si Lolo Jerry. At letters before your gramps went to Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Maging ang malinaw na
mapayapang pagdiriwang ay saka, tingnan ninyo ang time card grade school. In 1977, they added Ode to the West Wind
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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister needed in light of weaker-than-
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Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and necessary to build on some initial signs
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Russia’s presidency. investor confidence. Discussions will
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“The priority of the G-20 is to work financial sector reforms, the continued
together to achieve strong, sustained strengthening of the international
and balanced growth,” said Minister financial system and the impacts of
Flaherty. “Global growth has been commodity price volatility.
weaker than expected, and we will
need to work together to reduce Canada will continue its leadership role
uncertainty and build confidence by as co-chair of the Working Group on
following through on our commitments the G-20 Framework for Strong,
and ensuring that policy settings are Sustainable and Balanced Growth.
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What is a Lavalier Mic? February 2013
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without the lavalier microphone. range. Their wireless counterparts
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Second list of claims, or at least 75 percent of claims
from a country have been withdrawn,
Designated Countries abandoned, and rejected by the IRB.
of Origin announced
In the case of countries with low
Ottawa, February 14, 2013 — The numbers of asylum claims (namely, no
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration consecutive 12-month period with 30
and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, or more finalized claims during the
announced today that the list of three years prior to designation),
Designated Countries of Origin is objective qualitative criteria are used,
expanding to include an additional including the existence of an
eight countries. independent judicial system,
recognition of basic democratic rights
As part of the improvements to and freedoms, and the existence of
Canada’s new asylum system that civil society organizations.
came into effect on December 15,
2012, the Protecting Canada’s Many developed democracies use a
Immigration System Act included the similar authority to accelerate asylum
authority to designate countries of procedures for the nationals of
origin—democratic countries that offer countries not normally known to
state protection, have active human produce refugees. These states
rights and civil society organizations, include the United Kingdom, Ireland,
and do not normally produce refugees. France, Germany, the Netherlands,
Norway, Switzerland, Belgium and
“Faster processing of asylum claims Finland, among others. Most EU states
from generally safe countries is an also have accelerated procedures for
essential feature of Canada’s new the nationals of other member states.
faster and fairer refugee system,” said
Minister Kenney. “Our new system The United Nations High
provides protection more quickly to Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio
genuine refugees, while removing Guterres, has recognized that “there
individuals whose claims are rejected are indeed Safe Countries of Origin
from the country faster.” and there are indeed countries in
which there is a presumption that
The second list of designated countries refugee claims will probably be not as
includes: strong as in other countries.” He has
also recognized the legitimacy of
Mexico providing expedited processing for
Israel (which excludes Gaza and the asylum claimants from those generally
West Bank) safe countries.
Norway The Protecting Canada’s Immigration
Iceland System Act is expected to save
New Zealand provinces and territories at least $1.6
Australia billion over five years in social
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Including the designation of these Follow us on Twitter (new window to
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Three birthday celebrants at Ballroom Dance sport - Wendy, Stefan, Two January birthday celebrants, Siv Er and Zenaida Garcia, holding a little cake
and Christine - holding their birthday cakes, January 25, 2013. with one candle, posing for souvenir with their classmates in French and other
guests, January 21, 2013
Benjamin Bade (seated 3rd from left) celebrated his birthday on January 28, at a Crossing paths with former Gilmore College students, from left: Aida Baldesco, Maribeth
Chinese restaurant. Posing with him are seated from left: Aida de la Cruz, Sernal, and Rosa Basilan, during the UPS induction on January 5, 2013 at St. Kevin’s Hall.
Magnolia Camat, Zenaida Kharroubi and Edna Lorezon. Standing behind are other
students, friends and family of Ben, in particular, Jojie Perez, and Joesel.
From left: Manny Cea, Alberto Santos, Zenaida Kharroubi, and Al Abdon. Taken at the
Juvy Solis and a friend, Precy Billones and Grace Ban-coog, enjoying themselves UPS Induction Party, January 5, 2013 for souvenir of the annual get together of the
during the UPS Induction party at St. Kevin’s Hall, January 5, 2013 Star staff at Pacini. Willie Quiambao left before this photo was taken, hence, we
asked Manny to replace him, but decided to publish picture as is.
14 The North American Filipino Star February 2013
helped pay household expenses and "Initially, I wasn`t interested
PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH school allowance.” When but I eventually liked it," said
she was in high school at Ilocos Norte Lumabao.
Lumabao, the Singing Caregiver College of Arts and Trade, she'd enter She graduated in midwifery in
by W. G Quiambao singing competitions, many of them .2003. She worked as a midwife in
When Levy Lumabao joined the she won. For example, she 2010, then immigrated to Canada to
Fil-Can Idol singing competition, all she represented her school in a work as a caregiver. She found an
wanted was to have fun and meet a lot competition in the whole province of employer in Outremont. Though she`s
of friends who have interest in music. Ilocos Norte and won it. In high school, working as a caregiver, she still
That's why she was surprised when she she sang on a radio station. While nourishes her passion for singing. .
won the Fil-Can Idol, Adult category, singing there, she received an offer to I sing while babysitting or
Division 1 - (14-34 years old), with her record songs in Ilocano. But she cleaning," Lumabao said.l
powerful rendition of Shy Guy and refused it. She put her musical plans She then met Grace Virginiza,
Listen. on the back burner and focused on her a friend who is also a singer. Virginizia
“I really couldn't believe it," studies. prodded her to compete in the Fili-Can
admitted Lumabao. In her teens, she became a Idol .
Lumabao, who was born in member of INCAT Rhythm Harmony "I was initially doubtful
Laoag, Ilocos Norte, arrived in Canada Band and Sweet Divas., a girl band because I haven't sang publicly for two
in 2010. At the age of four, she already composed of five members. They years,`said Lumabao. "Beside, I was a
knew that she wanted to become a would accept gigs during their spare bit intimidated by the other singers
singer. Her aunt. the singer of Noel time. who have been here for a long time.”
Marques band, a musical composer, "Although we're performing, I'd Lumabao, whose singing idols
spotted her talent. She sang in Ilocano, bring my books and study during are Martin Nievera in the Philippines
Tagalog and English. To jump-start her breads," said Lumabao. "But I and Whitney Houston in the United
singing career, her aunt would bring her maintained my good grades." States,, is willing to be trained and
to Barangay events like town fiestas and After high school, she took a vocalized if discovered by a talent
parties . course in midwifery at the urging of her agent.
"I was vey young but attending father because the tuition was cheap "Meanwhile, I'm focusing on
Levy Lumabao and the course was short. Only for two how to get my immigration paper."
these events wasn't difficult for me," said
Lumabao. "Actually, I enjoyed it. People in our town would give me money. Ityears. .
Past FAMAS Bb. Pilipinas-Montreal - Where are they now? By W. G. Quiambao
In conjunction with the if there`s anything more I could share, youth director for various committees. experienxce changed my life. I gained
celebration of FAMAS’ 50th anniver- it would be just a simple thank you. A Also, I found time to pursue one of my self-confidence and strength because
sary, we approached a few of the past thank you to FAMAS and all the hard-- favourite hobbies - dancing. This paved that incident made me the woman I am
winners of the Bb. Pilipinas-Montreal . working organizers that volunteered the way for me to become a member of today.
So far, there are only three who their time to celebrate and support our the Filipiniana Dance Company for over "Life throws you curve balls,
responded to our request for an youth - it certainly left a positive impact 10 years, which gave me the sometimes all at once and it's up to
interview, namely, Mimi Katergaris, on me and for that I am gratreful.” opportunity to perform in different you to find a way to catch them. I
Leila M. Salazar and Jillian Ruiz. In Ì`m now working as an event countries in Europe, the US and speak from experience. Some people
their own words, they shared with us planner and expecting my first baby Canada. Meanwhile, I taught hip-hop
their fondest memories and boy in June 4, 2013.“ dance to your kids and b all room and
experiences during their reign. Leila M. Salazar - Bb. Latin dances at Arthur Murray Dance
We thank these three title holders for School.
their time. They truly deserve to be Pilipinas-Montreal “I have pursued my studies
named FAMAS Bb. Pilipinas-Montreal 1993 and have earned two Bachelors degree
and the Association is definitely proud “It has been 20 years since I in Exercise Science and in Nursing. My
of them. won the title of Bb. Pilipinas-Montreal work experiences as a nurse included
Jillian Ruiz - Bb. Pilipinas- and still to this day, I remember the working in various hospitals in the US,
Montreal 2002 excitement and the overwhelming Ontario and Quebec. I am presently
happiness I felt that night. With the working as a Nurse Clinician at the
“I remember enjoying every Main Operating Room of Royal Victoria
moment of it - from learning more about unconditional support of my family and
friends and the whole Filipino Hospital. “I am married
our heritage, to meeting new friends to my wonderful husband, Costa, and
community, my reign was an
unforgettable experience which I will we are gifted with four amazing kids -
forever treasure. The title enabled me to Trinity (8), Mikaella Jasmin (6), Jaryd
Steven (4) and Nathaniel James (5
months). We are currently living in
Laval. "Winning the title of Bb. may think its too personal to share
Pilipinas-Montreal was both an honor one's 'curve ball' or experience as we
and a huge responsibility. It has taught say, but in my case, I learned a great
me to believe in and to stay true to deal from it and it made me see my life
myself. I no longer carry the crown on in a different way. Basically, my life
my head but I will always carry it over began at 30. On my 30th birthday, I
my heart!" found out I had a brain tumour. As a
Mimi Flores-Katergaris - mother of one and half-year old boy , I
was frightened if I would ever get to
Bb. Pilipinas-Montreal see him grow up. I stood strong and
1992 told myself to stay positive and to pray
"No one really dreams at the that everything will be okay. Four weeks
age of 16 being crowned Miss later, I was operated and miraculously
and to traveling to Filipino communities Philippines-Montreal. At least, I didn't. It told that it was benign and that I will be
in and around Canada and the US. It was all surreal, exciting and a life okay. This journey gave me my life
was such an honor to be an learning experience for me. When I was back and I am stronger than ever.
ambassador of our proud community. scrutinized by one community paper, I “I graduated from Concordia
And I definitely do take pride. I guess was extremely hurt. I was an innocent University with a Major in Sociology
so much of it has to do with the way my meet new people, to participate in
many events and be an ambassador of 16-year old girl trying to make my and a Minor in Education. I am an
parents' generation was brought up parents, family and friends proud. But Administrate Assistant and have been
and all the sacrifices they have in order goodwill for our community.
“After my reign , I continued my as I got older, I realized a little criticism working at the Jewish General Hospital
to provide the best. for us. I appreciate just motivates one to succeed more. I for the last 6 years.
that so much more now and continue to involvement with the Filipino
community by choreographing Bb. learned to love myself regardless of “A Laval resident, I am now 37
work hard everyday so that I can also what people thought and to be proud of years old, married and my son Kiro is
do the same for my children. “A n d Pilipinas -Montreal 1997, emceeing
various charity events and acting as a who I was and where I came from. That soon to be 9 years old."
February 2013 The North American Filipino Star 15
5 pieces of tomatoes small sized,
Philippine Cuisine 2. Add the shrimps and mung bean
sprouts in the mixture and lightly stir to
sliced ( optional )
1 red onion, diced
distribute. 4 tablespoons oil
and 3. Heat a frying pan or small cooking
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
pot and pour-in the cooking oil. Chicken Tinola Cooking Instructions:
Favorite Food 4. When the oil is hot enough, scoop In a large pan, heat oil and saute’
Compiled by Zenaida Ferry Kharroubi about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the garlic, onion, tomatoes, chicken and
mixture and quickly (but cautiously) ginger.
drop it in hot oil. When the tomatoes are cooked add
water and lemongrass.
5. Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes Bring to a boil and simmer for about
Ukoy is the Filipino version of or until the color turns golden brown. 20 minutes or until chicken is almost
shrimp fritters. Small shrimps (usually Please note that cooking time may done.
with head and shell on) are mixed in a vary. Repeat this step until the entire Season with patis or salt.
batter and fried until crispy. This is can mixture is consumed. Add papaya and Siling Haba ( chili )
be an appetizer, a main dish, or a mid and continue to simmer for an
afternoon snack. Several variations of 6. Remove the deep-fried ukoy from additional 5 minutes or until papaya
this dish exists, the most common the pan and place in a plate lined with softens but not overcooked.
ingredients that are mixed with paper towel to absorb the oil. Add Chilli leaves then turn off the
shrimps are mung bean sprouts heat.
(togue) and julienned squash. There 7. Remove the paper towel and serve Serve steaming hot with plain rice.
are also other ukoy variations wherein with sinamak.
small fishes such as dulong or dilis
are used instead of shrimp. 8. Share and enjoy!
The secret to a good Ukoy is its
texture. You can put any ingredient 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper How to cook Chicken Tinola or
that you want as long as it is within 1 piece raw egg Tinolang Manok
the norm but it should come out extra 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
crispy 1 1/4 cups water Chicken Tinola Recipe is a nutritious
Ingredients: 2 cups cooking oil dish and one of the authentic Filipino
1 cup small shrimps, cleaned recipes and it is one of a kind among
1 cup cornstarch Cooking procedure: Asian dishes. It is simmered for quite a
1/4 cup flour time to bring out the natural flavors of HOW TO MAKE SUMAN:
1 1/2 cups mung bean sprouts 1. Combine cornstarch, flour, baking chicken, ginger and other ingredients.
(togue) powder, egg, water, salt, and ground Eventually, this gives off a pleasant INGREDIENTS:
1/2 teaspoon salt black pepper then stir until diluted. aroma that dominates one’s senses. 2 cups white glutinous rice
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a warming effect. More so, the soup of damp cloth.
Chicken Tinola Recipe is a good and
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contains the essential nutrients that Scoop the rice mixture and place it
Fresh Pork Belly 3.99lb Regular smoked
the body needs during the
over the prepared banana leaves.
Start rolling to secure the rice
with skin mixture and fold the sides.
In this recipe we added tomatoes in
4.99lb Repeat until rice mixture is finished.
sauteing the chicken, this process will Set up the steamer.
3 lb 4 .49 lb
seal-in the taste of the chicken making
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Arrange the wrapped mixture into
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Fil-Am hopeful makes it past
FILIPINO STAR American Idol Vegas round
SHOWBIZ GOSSIP walking out, this is what I wrote down:
‘Little tiny thing but commands the
stage from the second she walks out.’
There is no fear, and being so close to
Getting to know Zendee – fears, you guys, we can see you trembling
and shaking and everything. I did not
quirks and all see one ounce of fear in you.”
“Apart from the vocal being great,
I think that you’re poised and ready.
You almost feel that you’ve already
been doing this. Congratulations my
little lady bug,” Minaj added.
Jackson echoed, “Nicki, you
know why she walked out like that?
Adriana Latonio This girl is born to do it. That kind of
Following her inclusion in confidence at 17 and to come that
Hollywood Week in the latest season close to us, it’s like ‘Yo! I’m getting
of “American Idol,” Filipino-American this!’”
Adriana Latonio makes it past the hit He also noted, “And at the end,
reality show’s Las Vegas Round Part 1 that last note, it was almost there.
when she was named among the first Keith and I, I was looking at him, and
five that would complete the Top 20 you hit it in the end with the vibrato, it
finalists. worked right in the tune like that. This
Latonio, who belted out Aretha girl is a pro. I loved it. I loved, loved it.”
Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way” during the Carey, for her part, believes that
show’s Top 40 Semi Finals (dubbed an Aretha Franklin song is too big for
Zendee Rose Tenerefe’s life Leftover rice gone bad “Sudden Death”) on Wednesday just anyone to tackle, and for Latonio
story has practically become an night (Thursday morning in Manila), to do so successfully has made her
was commended by the judges Keith really happy and proud of the young
open book, with the 21-year-old “Ayoko talaga [nun]. Hindi ko rin
Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson hopeful.
diva herself sharing it to the world alam! Pero kasi ano, ayaw ko talaga
and Mariah Carey. The two male “It can be a really rough thing to
via GMA’s, “Kapuso Mo, Jessica ‘yung amoy ng panis na kanin,” she do that and have it not turn out the
Soho.” She has also become a explained. judges even stood in awe of the 17-
year-old’s solo performance. way you want it to turn out. Because
household name, thanks in part to she’s (Franklin) amazing and she can
Urban started off by exclaiming,
an appearance on “The Ellen “Sa sobrang takot ko, kapag alam ko “Now the night has started!” basically do anything. I really loved
DeGeneres Show” – a celebrated na, halimbawa kagabi pa ‘yung “Your emotions belied your age,” how you came through with your
affair much like Charice’s guesting kanin, ni buksan ‘yung takip ng he told the young singer, who hails version of the song. I think you
way before her – after she gained kaldero ‘di ko magawa!” from Anchorage, Alaska. “I felt like worked it out and I enjoyed the front
great notice following her video you were channeling all the soul that half where you took your time. Really
performance of Jennifer Holiday’s Mathematics song requires. It’s a big song. The nice,” she said, before giving Latonio
“And I Am Telling You” going viral thing is, sometimes I want to be an A+.
on YouTube. “Sobrang takot ako sa subject na ito, careful (of my reactions) when you Latonio, for her part, told Carey of
are performing this close... I don’t her performance: “I feel great. It went
Judging from facts she lalo na dati ‘pag sa school, ‘pag
want to emote too much and have better than I thought it.”
divulged in those interviews, which Math time na, kinakabahan na ako!” “I rehearsed and I was not so sure
included anecdotes about her She also added, “Ewan ko pero sabi you become aware of people’s
reactions that may unhinge your about it but now that I came out here,
audaciously joining numerous nila ganun’ daw ‘pag singer ka, hindi I’m just glad that I did my best and it
performance. But it was really hard to
singing contests despite having no ka raw magaling sa Math talaga. ‘Di all worked out,” Latonio told host
not react because it was so damn
formal background in singing, one ako sure pero ganu’n feeling ko sa good.” Ryan Seacrest after the judges’
would easily conclude that not only subject na ‘yan!” Minaj, meanwhile, asked the five- comments.
is Tenerefe quite a tough young foot tall Latonio if she is a Filipino. As announced on the show’s
lady, she is also very daring and Girlfriends “Yes, ma’am,” Latonio answered, official Twitter account, five “Idol” girl
brave indeed. making the audience roar with hopefuls to move on to the Top 20 are
That said, did you know that “Ito talaga aaminin ko wala akong enthusiasm. Latonio, Amber Holcomb, Angela
this young singer has several fears close friend na girl. Lahat ng matalik The R&B singer then told her, Miller, Kree Harrison and Tenna
“Within the two seconds of you Torres. a
that she has been keeping close to kong kaibigan boys or, kung hindi,
her heart? Well, until now that is. beki. Kasi ano, noon, nagkaroon ako
Here are a few of Zendee’s secret ng bad experience
continued on page 18
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Jessica Sanchez conquers The sexiest woman alive?
filipino hearts on Valentine’s Day
She returned for her encore and
sang another upbeat song, “ Jump in.”
Sanchez’s performance alone
only took about an hour but she didn’t
fail her fans who lined up outside the
venue as early as 5 p.m.
“Amazing!” a young girl exclaimed
after the show.
“It was a great!” another fan said.
A 23-year-old teacher, Juddielene
Caceres, came all the way from San
Pedro Laguna and took a leave of
absence just to watch her idol. She
even brought her 17-year-old student,
Kimberly Malunes, whom she said
looked like Sanchez.
Because they could not afford to
pay for an expensive seat close to the
Jessica Sanchez sings 'Ikaw' in Manila
stage, Caceres said they brought a
binocular, which they also used when
After waiting for about half an Sanchez first held her first concert
hour, the jam-packed crowd at the along with other American Idol
Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon finalists last year.
City was starting to get impatient,, “Malayo kapag general admission
repeatedly calling out her name: na pero ok lang worth it naman pag
“Jessica! Jessica! Jessica!” nandoon ka na,’ she said. Esquire Philippines seems to think classy) photo shoots. Lovi was
But the long wait was worth it Caceres said she liked the singer so. featured topless in the December 2012
when American Idol Season 11 even more when Sanchez replied to The French Pinay actress-model (and issue of Rogue Magazine.
runner-up Jessica Sanchez emerged her tweet in May last year. oh yes, singer) appears on the cover “It’s really hard to know what
on stage in a silver mini dress singing “Kasi noong malapit na yung of the magazine’s February 2013 issue people mean, anyway,” she tells
her own version of “Can’t take my finale ng American Idol, nag tweet ako literally butt naked, with only her tats Esquire about being labeled sexy.
eyes off of you.” kay Jessica tapos nag reply sya kaya and a well-positioned arm covering “Like here, when reporters ask me
It was her fellow American Idol lalo ko syang nagustuhan,” she said. her. how sexy I’m willing to go, they just
finalist Colton Dixon who opened her Inside, Esquire devotes 10 pages mean how much am I willing to show.
“Kasi napapansin ko yung mga
Valentine’s Day concert at 8:30 p.m. to Solenn, with “nearly nude” shots “And I’m like, is that it? if I show my
heels nya ang gaganda Sabi ko how
last Thursday. taken by photographer BJ Pascual. boobs, that makes me sexy? I think
many heels do you have..? Nagreply
Dixon performed six songs that The cover story, written by movie there are other ways that people can
sya: ‘I have a lot, thank you’”
included Lifehouse’s “Everything” and critic Philbert Dy, reads, “We’ve been be sexy.”
Sanchez’s crowd also included a
“Meant to Love” by Switchfoot. seeing a lot of her these days, with ads It is this attitude that makes Solenn
59-year-old employee, Anne, from
When Dixon’s 15-minute front act for vodka, pizza and condos. But sexy, the article notes. “It is a cliché,
Bulacan who was with other family
ended, the lights went off, leaving the we’ve also been seeing her with a lot but it isn’t any less true. Solenn
members to watch their idol. less–less clothing, inhibitions, and genuinely doesn’t seem to care about
crowd in anticipation of Sanchez’s first Also spotted at the concert were fear. Sexy has become synonymous being perceived as sexy, and that is
number. former Chief Justice Renato Corona with Solenn.” what makes her so entirely appealing.
So when the Filipino-Mexican of and his wife, and former Pagcor Indeed, Solenn has not been in It is just her natural state, a byproduct
“Idol” fame finally appeared a little chairman Efraim Genuino. a
the least self-conscious about baring of her actually enjoying what she does
past 9 p.m. and did her opening song,
(nearly) all, going toe-to-toe with Lovi for a living.” a
eager anticipation was replaced by
Poe as the go-to stars for risqué (but
deafening cheers and applause from
“Mabuhay Manila!” Sanchez told
her screaming fans, who were
unstoppable when she gave her own
version of “Human nature,” “Love on
top,” and “Someone like you.”
Dixon returned on stage to do a
duet with Sanchez of “Love the way We process meat using Halal method
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The crowd went wild and gave
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The screams only got louder
when she belted out Whitney
Houston’s “I will always love you” and
Jennifer Holiday’s “And I am telling
Sanchez dedicated a song to her
dad, “ Dance with my father” who she
wished “could be here tonight”.
Sanchez’s finale was an upbeat
song “Fairy Tales.”
“Thank you Manila! I love you so
much! Happy Valentine’s Day. Mahal
ko kayong lahat. Thank you so
much!” she told the audience.
18 The North American Filipino Star February 2013
Showbiz Gossip Continued from p.17 Jinkee Pacquiao’s foray into
Too hot for TV? politics
performance, which shows Poe and
Nacino seemingly simulating a sexual
act of sorts on a bed and via harness,
can still be seen on YouTube. It has
received over 18,000 hits with
netizens divided on the matter.
Although there were some who
agreed with MTRCB's finding,
deeming the performance lewd and
improper, there are also those who
found it quite entertaining.
"'yung kalaswaan nasa isip lang
natin 'yan," proffered one user.
Nonetheless, apart from putting
the show on probation, the MTRCB
has also ordered the "officers,
director, producer of Party Pilipinas to
undergo gender sensitivity training."
More, the agency directed the
Rocco Nacino and Lovi Poe producers of the show to issue a
public apology on air during its
The Movie and Television Review
upcoming episode on Sunday and in
and Classification Board (MTRCB)
a newspaper of general circulation After making a name of her own Governor and gubernatorial bidder
has put "Party Pilipinas" under
not later than Feb. 9.
probation for at least six months in as a celebrity beauty endorser, the Steve Solon.
GMA hasn't issued an official
relation to the airing of a dance wife of People's Champ Manny Jinkee's decision to run was
statement on the issue though the
number of Lovi Poe and Rocco Pacquiao has set out to make her finalized only hours before Manny's
MTRCB has already extended its
Nacino on the Sunday variety show mark in politics. scheduled filing, reports claimed,
appreciation to the network via Twitter
that some people deem too sexy, if Jinkee Pacquiao is running for noting that it was the outcome of
for its supposed "candor, maturity,
not too hot for daytime TV. vice governor of Saranggani, the consultations between Manny and
and cooperation" in addressing the
Ironically, a video copy of the province represented by her some allies.
husband who is now seeking a Pacquiao leads a regional
Richard’s long, long distance second term in Congress, reports political party called the "People's
said. Champ Movement," which is
love affair with Sarah The Pacquaios filed their affiliated with Vice President Jejomar
If there’s any lesson learned from certificates of candidacy at the local Binay's United Nationalist Alliance
what he calls an “all of a sudden” Commission on Elections office (UNA). a
setup, it’s “just being there for each Tuesday, along with Saranggani Vice
other, sticking it through kahit
mahirap.” Keeping their optimism, as Getting to know Zendee, from “Lalo na ngayon, siyempre kailangan
well as their love and understanding for page 16 ko boses ko, mahirap magkasakit;
one another, would help them sayang ang mga gigs!”
overcome the storm, he added.
At one point, he even quipped that
their favorite love song, Robin Thicke’s
“Lost Without You,” makes more sense
now than ever before.
Richard used to keep his previous
relationships away from the prying
eyes of show business. His openness
about the relationship now has actually
Richard defines love as ‘the anchor of
proven invaluable for him and Sarah,
life. It doesn’t let you drift away’
thanks to fans offering encouragement
True love is said to stand the test of during these trying times.
time, personality differences and, in the “Now I appreciate [it] also kasi
case of Richard Gutierrez and Sarah people show their support; they
Lahbati, even great distance. appreciate that we share our love for
The lovebirds were forced apart, at each other with them, so it’s good that
least temporarily, when Sarah left the we’re inspiring people,” he said.
country following a messy falling out After he fulfills all his commitments
with their mother studio, GMA-7. She here, Richard hopes to visit his Filipino- Zendee Rose Tenerefe with Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen Show.”
is currently in Switzerland to resume Swiss sweetheart for a post-Valentine
her studies. rendezvous. But thanks to modern
“It was a big adjustment,” Richard technology, the two are able to with a former friend, as in nightmare Tickling
told Bulletin Entertainment exclusively, communicate every day, albeit virtually. talaga,” she divulged.
noting that he and Sarah were almost His advice to couples in a similar “In fairness naman, gusto ko lang din “Naku takot ako sa kiliti! Hate na hate
inseparable in the past year, having situation is to “have faith, stay strong, ko ‘yun! Lalo na ‘pag sa tuhod pababa,
sabihin na ang saya din lang kasi
done the TV series “Makapiling Kang and always communicate.” tatakbuhan talaga kita ‘pag ganun.”
kasama ng mga beki, ‘di ba?”
Muli” (where their romance bloomed) “I was thinking, back in the days,
and “Seduction,” their first movie pa’no kaya ‘yung mga lovers na they
Rain Currently busy promoting her debut
together. write letters, it takes months bago
makarating. We’re lucky na we can
single “Runaway,” a slice of modern
“In the beginning, when you make
a decision and you say, ‘Kaya natin actually communicate with each other “Naku natataranta ako diyan! Kahit pop sung in English that is now
‘yan,’ madaling sabihin eh. But once for free every day. Also, keep yourself ambon lang. Kasi ano, ambilis ko making the rounds of radio stations
you’re actually in the situation, you busy with work and whatever your magkasakit! ‘Tas pag sinipon ako nationwide, Tenerefe is also hard at
learn how to adjust, and it’s not that hobby is, ‘di ba? That’s what I do. It’s matagal mawala tapos namamaos ako work finishing her CD for Warner
easy but it’s something you have to been working so far,” he added with a kaya takot ako sa ulan,” she Music Philippines, which is set to
cope with,” he said. chuckle. a explained. drop very soon. a
February 2013 The North American Filipino Star 19
What love does to Alex Gonzaga By Dolly Anne Carvajal
discernment and wait for God’s time.” wasn’t that easy to do,” he confesses. tell that his heart is 100 percent in it.
Don’t they have professional From whatever angle you look at it, With Aga’s childlike enthusiasm, I can
rivalry? “None at all,” Alex said. Chiz ticks! tell that he will stop at nothing to do
“Competition pa siguro (laughs). I look what needs to be done and give what
up to my Ate. I learn much from her.” needs to be given.
Via Instagram, Toni posted a pic of
Alex to go with her very touching Keeping silent
birthday message. On the other hand, Since I have been quoted in
Alex posted a pic of her Ate Toni’s gift various articles online and interviewed
to her (Tori Burch items) with a on TV about the marital woes of my
matching sweet caption. The fab BFF (best friends forever) Cesar
sisters are forever in each other’s Montano and his wife, Sunshine Cruz,
corner. people have been badgering me for
Cool host the latest score.
Chiz Escudero is a natural at TV Out of respect for this couple,
hosting. Being paired with Kris Aquino whom I love dearly, I’d rather not say
in ABS-CBN’s “Kris TV” yet again this All systems go anything at this point. I don’t want to
week (he was guest host for two It’s all systems go for Aga rock the boat. Amid the controversy, I
Alex Gonzaga cycles last year) is no small challenge Muhlach after the Comelec salute Shine for carrying on with her
but he’s definitely up to it. The cool (Commission on Elections) declared motherhood duties and I also doff my
Alex Gonzaga is in full bloom.
senator comes across as a seasoned him a natural-born Filipino. Amid all hat to Buboy for working hard to finish
That’s what love can do. She’s
trouper. the intrigues hurled his way by his “Turning Cradle: The Untold Story of
blissfully happy with her boyfriend,
“I thank Kris for this opportunity,” political rivals, he remains undaunted. Alfredo Lim.” It’s not easy to raise kids
Jed Tiu Lim. “He’s very supportive,”
he says. “I’ve long wanted to be a TV “I never venture into anything and face the camera with a heavy
she told me, beaming. “I don’t mean
host, though my real calling is public unprepared,” he said during a press heart. I believe so much in the love
to sound holier-than-thou but I think
service.” con. “[I] hope [I’m given] a fair chance that Buboy and Shine have. Hopefully,
our relationship works because we put
Chiz has become a YouTube to show what I can offer.” He’s when the noise dies down, they can
God in the center.”
sensation, too, because of the “Oppa bursting with excitement when he talks still hear their hearts telling them that
What’s Ate Toni’s love advice to
Gangnam Chiz” video, which can be about his plans for CamSur. You can they have more reasons to hold on
her? “She tells me to trust our parents’
viewed via his Facebook account. “It than to give up. a
Pinoy TV shows we kinda miss By NR Ramos
Pinoy TV shows come and go manager to bold stars, Rey dela “That’s Entertainment” was a big hit,
through the years but chances are, Cruz, that ended with her conking with hordes of fans trooping to
the series you avidly watch today are him on the head with a microphone? Broadway Centrum to watch their
just mere rehashes of successful We could only imagine what idols who were grouped into five
shows from the past retooled to suit would happen if, say, Mon Tulfo, units: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
a new generation of TV viewers. Raymart Santiago, and Claudine Thursday and Friday. Saturday was
Here are some old Philippine Barretto appeared on such a show when they would try to outdo each
shows that made channel flipping today. As Inday Badiday herself other via spectacularly
then very much an adventure in itself, would say: "Careful, careful." choreographed production
despite fewer choices. numbers.
‘See-True’ This show was conceptualized ‘Batibot’
It is said that many of today’s by another irreplaceable showbiz
showbiz talk shows are copycats of personality, German “Kuya Germs” Pong Pagong
“See-True.” We disagree. No one Moreno. Seemingly the first-ever
can compare to the one and only reality show on Philippine TV, it Equally popular to children are
Inday Badiday or Ate Luds. featured a never-ending parade of the human characters Kuya Bodjie,
Of course, beyond its showbiz wannabes. Kuya Mario, and, of course, Ate
charismatic host, “See-True” was Many of today’s stars, including Sienna, whom many young boys
also fun in so many ways: from the the likes of Tony Award winner Lea eventually developed a huge crush
unscripted verbal tussle between Salonga, danced and sang on the on.
colorful stars, equally colorful show. The cast would also perform a “Batibot” actually has a real
reporters, to the revealing anecdotes cultural number or two from time to An approximation of the hugely address that children could recite on
that almost always makes headlines time, and hone their skills in acting popular American TV invention, cue: “12 Saint John Street, Cubao,
a day later. on cam based on impromptu scripts. “Sesame Street” done in local Quezon City. Ang zip code namin ay
Remember Janice de Belen’s The show also catapulted different context, it popularized characters 1119.” In that matter at least, they
confession about doing the deed dance groups to popularity including such as Pong Pagong (a clumsy, have one-upped over “Sesame
with Aga Muhlach? “God was with us The Maneouvres, Streetboys, pink turtle wearing a baseball cap) Street,” which is just a fictional
when we did it,” she said. How about Abztract Dancers, Kids at Work, and and Kiko Matsing, both sharing lots address in Manhattan. a
the violent altercation between the Universal Motion Dancers. in common with Big Bird and Oscar
Divina Valencia and deceased As campy as it may seem, The Grouch respectively. More Showbiz Gossip on p..22
20 The North American Filipino Star February 2013
Filipina dentist now in Westmount with her patients. Be it through
This initiative will expand the
availability of defibrillators for many
prevention via hygiene instruction or a Canadians, as recreational arenas are
We have a Filipina family has served the population in various
cancer screening at every exam, or via a focal point for many communities
dentist whom we can visit in areas of Montreal, including the
discussion of options before beginning throughout the country, particularly in
Westmount. Dr. Melissa Villafranca has Filipino community in Cote-des-
any treatment, Dr. Villafranca believes rural regions.
joined the clinic of Dr. Petra Dando, Neiges, providing complete dental
knowledge is the key for any patient to
make their own informed decisions. Government of Canada support for
Dr. Villafranca's “care for the patient this four-year initiative – which is being
and drive to satisfy the patient's needs provided through the Public Health
set her in a special category high Agency of Canada’s Automated
above your average health External Defibrillators program – will
professional,” says Dr. Hilal Sirhan, allow the HSFC to coordinate the
Associate Director at the MUHC installation of, and training for,
Department of Dentistry, “Her integrity, defibrillators. This initiative delivers on
listening skills and approachability a commitment made by the Prime
complement her character, making her Minister in April 2011.
someone I have been honoured to
know and privileged to work with.” Phase one of the initiative, currently
“I just love her. She has a very underway, will assess the needs of
light and caring touch. Magaan ang 3,000 community hockey arenas in
kanyang kamay.” says Allison Abrigo, a Canada and will result in an
patient. implementation plan. Phase two,
beginning in spring 2013, includes
Prime Minister providing the necessary training to
attendants and will see the rollout and
Stephen Harper installation of the defibrillators,
announces support for according to the plan.
located at 4880 Sherbrooke Street care for patients of all ages. In addition defibrillators in
West, suite 150, (514) 484-3586. to maintaining a private practice, she According to the HSFC, up to 40,000
Born from Filipino parents, Dr. became an assistant professor at community hockey Canadians experience a sudden
Villafranca was born in Montreal and McGill University and came back to the arenas cardiac arrest each year and, on
grew up in South Shore Brossard. MGH as a clinical teacher and Site average, only about 5% of them
Her clinical experience is Director, helping to train new dentists. survive. Access to early
Saskatoon – Prime Minister Stephen
extensive. Upon completing her Her work has also allowed her to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Harper today announced that the
studies at McGill University in 2002, become one of a small team of dentists and defibrillation could potentially save
Government of Canada is working with
she continued her training at the responsible for the care of head and the lives of thousands of Canadian
the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Montreal General Hospital dental neck cancer patients at the MGH. children and adults each year.
Canada (HSFC) to put in place
clinic, caring for medically Her passion is teaching and -30-
Automated External Defibrillators
compromised patients. Since then, she she conveys this even in the interaction (AEDs) and related training in
Learn French the fast
community hockey arenas across the
country in order to help save lives. and easy way.
“Our Government is committed to Enroll at
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quickly changing. Across the country, world of wine is clearly changing. who at the time was president and
Americans are embracing wine. Chain restaurants aren't just CEO of The Wine Group. The
For evidence, look no further profiting on America's growing interest company, which makes brands such
than your closest grocery store. in wine -- they're leading the charge. as Cupcake Vineyards, FishEye, and
Thirty years ago, the local Consider Olive Garden. With flipflop, is the third-largest wine
market sold little more than jug wine 730 locations, it's no surprise that the producer in the world. As we chatted,
like Gallo's Hearty Burgundy -- if wine chain serves more than 600 million he described his vision for American
was even stocked. Today, the average breadsticks and 165 million bowls of wine.
upscale supermarket carries 1,500 salad annually. But the restaurant also He began by asking me to
wine selections or more. The number of serves more wine than any other chain picture a group of 20-somethings at a
breakfast cereals pales in comparison. in the United States. In 2006, Olive beach house. He then asked me to
As the number of choices has Garden sold more than 500,000 cases visualize the cooler they'd pack before
increased, so has bewilderment. As of wine. heading to the beach. As you might
Mike Veseth, an economics professor In part, Olive Garden sells so guess, my mental sketch included
in Washington, once explained, "Wine much wine because it takes education sandwiches, chips, and a few dozen
buyers have never had it better in terms seriously. As Mike Veseth has written, light beers. One day, Kent hopes that
of the number of choices available from "many restaurants expect that their wait group will instead bring a few bottles of
around the world. And we've never had staff will pick up wine knowledge -- wine.
it worse regarding the possibility of Olive Garden really works at it, by That's an optimistic future, to
Envisioning confusion and the pressure to find our
perfect wine. It's the Age of Anxiety for
providing literally hundreds of
thousands of hours of training." The
be sure. And we're still a long way off;
America's beer market is nine times
Wine's Future wine." restaurant also gives away free larger than the wine market. But it's a
But consumers are eager to samples, where legal. In 2006, it gave future worth rooting for.
learn. And the market is responding. away 30,000 cases of wine, which
By David White Consider the rise of specialty equates to 4.5 million pours. David White, a wine writer, is the founder
wine shops. Across the country, These efforts help demystify and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns
On Super Bowl Sunday, some boutique retailers are filling their wine. are housed at Palate Press: The Online
1.25 billion chicken wings were shelves with interesting, small- Several years ago, I stumbled Wine Magazine.
consumed alongside 11 million pounds production wines -- and helping into a conversation with David Kent,
of potato chips, 4 million pounds of consumers learn about wine by paying
pretzels, and 2.5 million pounds of attention to their preferences, offering
nuts. Massive quantities of beer helped food-and-wine pairing advice, and
wash all that down -- nearly 50 million answering questions without judgment.
cases worth were sold on Sunday Or look at wine bars. They're
alone. It's no wonder why Anheuser- sprouting up across the country,
Busch purchased four and a half providing opportunities for people to
minutes of ad space during the big explore wines.
game. High-end restaurants are also
Americans also drank wine. approaching wine differently. Whereas
While 42 percent of Super Bowl viewers sommeliers were once glorified sales
told Nielsen they planned on agents who intimidated guests by
consuming beer during the game, 33 pushing expensive, predictable wines,
percent told pollsters they planned to today's sommeliers are wine educators,
drink wine. eager to share their passion and
This number caught me by palates. Most are keen to help patrons
surprise. Sure, the United States find the perfect wine, regardless of
surpassed France as the world's largest budget.
wine-consuming nation in 2010. But This list could go on.
wine still intimidates many consumers. Bookstores are now packed with easy-
Fortunately, as the Super Bowl to-navigate wine guides. Wine classes
statistics help demonstrate, this is are more popular than ever before. The
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Showbiz Gossip Continued from p.19
Cesar Montano admits to marital KC Concepcion not yet ready
problems for another relationship
“I love my family. I will never do
anything that would destroy my family. Pierre Emmanuel Plassart, a
I want my children to grow up with us, filmmaker whom she is said to have
Sunshine and I, together,” he added. met in an international sortie.
The marriage recently had a rift Talks that the affair was getting
when Montano was allegedly caught serious grew in September when
by Cruz-Montano having an affair with Concepcion trumpeted Plassart
young starlet, Krista Miller. having supposedly "bought" her a
star -- a gesture that she deemed
"sweet." Not soon after,
Concepcion's mother came out as
well to readily recognize
Plassart, describing him as
"lalaking-lalaki" but things seemingly
plateaued quickly following
Plassart's Christmas visit.
Concepcion denied having any
problems with Plassart.
Cesar Montano & Sunshine Cruz- "Ang sweet niya, ang bait niya,
Montano KC Concepcion sobrang lambing, na sa kanya
Actor Cesar Montano admitted to naman 'yung mga hinihingi ko, pero
the press on Tuesday that he and wife KC Concepcion is not about to
it's just that ayoko muna maging
Sunshine Cruz-Montano are having Krista Miller get into a serious relationship as she
serious talaga," she said.
problems in their marriage. just might not be prepared for it yet.
She hinted that she is now "very
“But I’m trying to fix it,” Montano Miller had a bit role in Montano’s "I've decided na rin na ayoko
open to getting to know people."
said. recent film, “The Alfredo Lim Story”. a munang i-push through," said she as
"Ayoko pa pong maging seryoso
quoted in a report on
talaga, at very honest po ako sa kahit
How Belo makes Anne Curtis Concepcion's declaration
na sinong ma-date ko o makilala ko,
that I don't want to be so serious yet."
surprised many people, particularly
shine those who had been ardently
Concepcion, it seems, is more
than willing to let fate be the master
following the twist and turns in her
regularly goes to Belo Medical Group for of her heart.
love life after her tumultuous
her facial cleaning and Powerpeel. "Kung meant naman po, meant.
Powerpeel by Belo uses corundum
breakup with heartthrob Piolo
Kahit ano naman pong pagpa-plano
crystals to exfoliate dull and dead skin. Pascual in 2011.
natin, at the end of it, pag
This stimulates the production of new Only last year, Concepcion
maramdaman mo na... siguro hindi
skin cells and collagen. The treatment publicly acknowledged a
ko pa nararamdaman," she said. a
improves age spots and fine lines. It blossoming romance with French
also reduces the appearance of
unwanted facial scars and gives one a
Rayver moves on
The Well-Sculpted Body a gift on her birthday, Feb 5.
Who can forget Anne Curtis’s “Binati ko siya sa birthday niya.
animal-print swimsuit in her movie, “No
Okay na ‘yon, di kailangan laging
Other Woman?” Aside from the fact that
may regalo," said he.
the swimsuit fits her perfectly, her waist
and abs are to die for. Anne watches her The actor believes they both
diet and works out, of course. But that made the right decision to part ways,
perfectly-sculpted abs and curves were confessing that he is in a happy
created with the help of Sculptor Plus by place right now.
Belo. It is a non-invasive technology that "Mas okay na ‘yung ganon.
Anne Curtis improves cellulite and tightens skin by Happy pa rin naman kami sa mga
heating fat cells in both deep and buhay namin,” Cruz said.
She has won three major acting superficial layers of the skin. It melts and Prior, not a few wags wondered
awards, has starred in countless burns fat, tones muscles and tightens aloud if the breakup would make
commercials and advertisements in all skin.
things awkard between them on the
forms of medium and had a sold-out Hair-Free and Fuzz-Free
first-time major concert. This makes set of the series "Bukas Na Lang Kita
Anne Curtis is known for
Anne Curtis the ultimate star, aptly consistently takings risks in surprising Mamahalin."
earning the moniker “Diyosa” (goddess) people with what she’s going to wear. "Okay naman kami. Wala
as she goes along. Just like her series of stunning peek-a- namang nagbabago,” he said,
And we all know that Anne gave
Rayver Cruz adding, "Minsan nagkaka-text kami
boo gowns. Anne always confidently
more justice to her “Diyosa” title, parades these outfits because she has It didn't take long for Rayver tapos siyempre nagkikita kami
moreso because of her face, rocking nothing to hide. She is well aware that Cruz to find the strength to move on minsan kasi neighbors na kami, eh.
body and skin. To get that perfect plucking, shaving or waxing can lead to following the dissolution of his Ang lapit na lang ng bahay namin sa
formula of looking like a show biz darkening of the armpits, chicken skin [bahay nila], mga 10-15 minutes.
relationship with controversial
goddess, Anne entrusts her beauty and folliculitis, and is only temporary.
actress Cristine Reyes. Malapit so magkikita-kita kayo do’n.
needs to the best --- only at Belo The best way to effectively remove hair
Medical Group. According to Cruz, he can now Ang liit lang ng Parañaque.”
is using lasers. Belo Medical Group has
The Face four different types of lasers for every only love Reyes as a "friend." Cruz and Reyes became a
With her daily TV appearances, skin type. The most popular is the "Hindi naman magbabago ‘yung couple in 2010. Rumors about them
Anne doesn’t have the luxury of time to Harmony laser, which is painless. samahan namin, magkaibigan pa rin having broken up emerged late last
always put make-up on. She even She might call herself, Annebisyosa, kami…Mahal ko siya bilang year but they repeatedly denied it.
admits that there were times when she but with everything she has proven and kaibigan,” he told Push.com. in a They eventually admitted to the
goes on cam without make-up, just her how lovely she is today, Diyosa is a recent interview. disintegration of their union only in
signature stunning red lips. But that more appropriate title for Anne Curtis. But Cruz didn't hesitate to reveal January. a
never seemed a problem with her. Anne Even Dr. Vicki Belo agrees! a
that he didn't give his beloved friend
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Nupak Coconut Milk - 99¢ 560 g $1.79 pack 250 g - $79¢ pack Buenas Kaong - $1.29 jar UFC Tamarind powder - 2/$1.00
Lorenzana Monamon - $4.49 jar Marca Pina Fish Sauce - $1.69 bottle Chicken Wanton - $5,99 each
Magic Flakes - $2.99 each
Pinoy Delight, cocktail longanisa Lucky Galunggong, 2 packs/$4.99 Philippine Island Palabok, 454 g
Ferma Mackerel 750 g -$1.99 pack
$2.99 each $1.79 pack
Ginger - 59¢ lb Shanghai Bok Choy 79¢ lb Cow Feet $1.59 lb Pork Picnic $1.19 lb
24 The North American Filipino Star February 2013
Education raises the bar
but lowers the barriers to a
5320-A Queen Mary Rd.
(between Decarie & Coolbrook )
Photo taken during the PAB/PSW graduation ceremony on October 7, 2012. From left (front row)
Annabelle Alloso, Ethel Tugna, PAB instructors Terry White and Amy Manon-og, Director-General
Zenaida Ferry Kharroubi, PAB instructors Edith Fedalizo and Josefina Toledo, and Lourdes Lubang.
Standing (L-R): Grace Calvo, Vilma Lagonilla, Mildred Mendoza, Giselle Arellano, Marilou
Hechanova, Edison Taguba, Annie Signey and Joesie Bingayen. Not in photo: Clarice Mackay, PAB
• Early Childhood Education
• Personal Support Worker
• International Trade
• Office Systems Technology Accounting course taught by a C.A.
- Secretarial (Chartered Accountant, Frank McInnis
- Legal A fast and easy way to understand how to do
- Medical your own financial reports required by the
- Accounting government.
COURSES AND SEMINARS A 2-day workshop designed for individuals
• English (ESL) & Toefel with no prior accounting experience
• French (FSL) Pre-requisite to the course is an
• Spanish undersanding of Microsoft Excel
• Mandarin Course fees: $195 + taxes (covers materials)
• Filipino (Tagalog)
• Practical Writing Course consists of two 6-hour small group
•Writers Helping Writers lessons plus one home assignment. Tax
• Cooperative Education receipts and certificate will be given at the
end of the course.
Be a certified
international trade professional (C.I.T.P.) recognized anywhere
in the world.
Enroll in a full time or part time programme in International
Trade. Also offered on line by FITT
(Forum for International Trade Training) www.fitt.ca
• Global Entrepreneurship
• International Marketing
• International Trade Finance
• International Logistics
• International Market Entry and Distribution
• International Trade Research
• Legal Aspects of International Trade
• International Trade Management
• Intercultural Aspects of International Trade