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					(213) 250-9797 •                                    Community Journal                                LA WEEKEND ASIAN JOURNAL • AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1, 2009                           C

                                                                                                                   Philippine Real Estate Investment
          Grand Opening Service                                                                                                 Still the winning option for balikbayans

          of Pacific Baptist Church                                                                                 IF you invested in Philippine real estate pri-
                                                                                                                 or to and even during the recent global eco-
                                                                                                                 nomic crisis – you would have made money.
                                                                                                                                                                     at the South Luzon Expressway. It’s a careful-
                                                                                                                                                                     ly master planned community that gives resi-
                                                                                                                                                                     dents the best of both worlds: a quick access
     JOIN us September 13,              We’re located at the cor-           posito, Pastor at (323)798-          Fact is investments in Philippine real estate       to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) when
  2009 at 10:30am for the             ner of Findlay and Riggins            8970 or email VisitUs@               gave better returns than comparable invest-         they want to go to Makati or Batangas and a
  first service of Pacific Bap-       in Monterey Park.                         ments in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.           private access road to old Sta. Rosa. A great
  tist Church. After the ser-           Pacific Baptist Church              Visit www.PacificBaptisto-              Investing in real property in the Philippines    investment for the future when we retire or
  vice we’ll have a free “Get         2233 Findlay Ave. Mon-       n                           is turning out to be a sound investment be-         desire a second home in the Philippines.
  Acquainted” lunch for all.          terey Park, CA 91754
  There is something for the            For more information,
  whole family.                       please contact Dr. Joe Es-

  Filipino USCF Chess Master Alfredo Base dies
   LOS ANGELES – Filipino American chess clubs
in Los Angeles county mourn the loss of strong
chess master Alfredo Base, 47, a former member
of the Philippine Army chess team who passed
away last August 22. He teamed up with national
masters Fernie Donguines and Antonio Calvo.
Base was admired by many Filipino American
chess players in Los Angeles. He has played a to-
tal of 106 events since January 1, 1991. Alfredo
Base was at the peak of his chess career from
1995-1999. His highest chess rating was 2375 af-
ter the Open Master Challenge USCF tournament
in Illinois on June 23, 1996.                                                                                    cause the industry is experiencing a sustained         Talk about enjoying the fruits of your labor
   Filipino American Alfredo Ong who owns the
chess store and club Chess Palace in Garden                                                                      boom in spite the current state of the world        amidst lush greens and elegantly designed
Grove said, “We lost a good friend in the chess          in donating can call Oscar Sibal, president of the      economy. This has created an ideal situation        neighborhoods that offer well-rounded ame-
community. He repairs computers of chess bud-            chess club at (562) 619-0130.                           for property investors with some money to           nities. West Wing at Eton City houses com-
dies and have helped many of them. He is a smart           Alfredo Base is survived by father Amado Base         invest. As opposed to stock options, mutual         bine form and function with most house
chess player whom we will all miss. We hope that         Sr. brother Joseph Base, and sisters, Beth Base         funds and savings, real estate properties are       models featuring a bedroom at the ground
we can collect donations from community to send          Magnaye, Elvira Base Sayas, Estrellita Base Evan-       solid investments that constantly appreciate        floor, maids room, and ample garden space
his body remains back home to the Philippines.”          gelista and Amy Glenda Base Apostol. Donations
                                                         can be sent to Jean Irving at 112 Fremont Pl. Los
                                                                                                                 over time. You don’t only earn over time, you       – perfect for gardening and backyard barbe-
   The Carson Chess Club is also actively collect-
ing donations to help the family in the Philippines      Angeles, California or contact Sister Jeannie at        get more value from your investment than            cues with neighbors and friends. And talking
get back the remains of Base. Those interested           (310) 735-7745. n                                       any other option out there.                         about everything you ever need – you enjoy
                                                                                                                    Investing in Philippine real estate espe-        the convenience of being within convenient
                                                                                                                 cially benefits Balikbayans because coming          driving distance to malls, schools, hospitals
           IN MEMORIAM                            Unitedlab-USA’s 26th                                           home for leisure and retirement is the best         and the old business districts of Makati and

    Fernandandy Frank
                                                                                                                 way to get more value for our hard earned           Alabang. And once Eton City sees its full

                                                  year rites on Sept. 19                                         money. Real estate is booming inside and            bloom as a new metropolis, everything you’ll

     Del Rosario Sims                              UNITEDLAB-USA, composed of former employees of
                                                                                                                 outside Metro Manila where various devel-
                                                                                                                 opments have mushroomed. Now more than
                                                                                                                                                                     need will just be a few steps away.
                                                                                                                                                                        For more information on the West Wing
   (February 12, 1946 - August 22, 2009)        United Laboratories in the Philippines and presently with        ever, a growing number of high-end malls,           Residences at Eton City please visit www.
                                                a membership of more than 200, celebrates its 26th an-           prestigious schools and business districts or call +1-626-379-
    FERNAN-                                     niversary and induction ball on Saturday, September 19,          have opened up areas like Laguna, Bulacan           8329 or +1-323-336-7658. The West Wing
 DANDY is sur-                                  2009, at the Almansor Court, Alhambra, California.
 vived by his wife                                                                                               and Rizal to a metropolis state of mind. That’s     Residences at Eton City is a project of Bel-
                                                   The incoming president, Aris Reyes, a native of Bali-         why investing in property developments in           ton Communities, Inc., a subsidiary of Eton
 Julie Sims, chil-                              uag, Bulacan, worked as operations manager of United
 dren Allan and                                 Laboratories’ Westmont Division before moving to Los             these areas have become sound investments.          Properties Philippines and a sister company
 Jill Angela, sib-                              Angeles.                                                         Its location being not-so-far-away gives you        of Philippine Airlines and Philippine National
 lings Dorothy,                                    Gianelle Cruz will be presented and crowned Miss              the space and the clean air that you can’t          Bank.
 Jesse, Clemen                                  Unitedlab-USA 2009-2011. Gianelle is the daughter of             have in the concrete jungles of the metro              At this stage of your life, you deserve to en-
 and Flory.                                     Efren and Gwendelyn Cruz of Cerritos, California, and the
    His      body
                                                                                                                 – but still near enough when you do need to         joy all the comfort, convenience, security and
                                                granddaughter of Jun and Sonia de Guia, the first Mrs.           go down town.                                       peace of mind you can get. Make a smart in-
 lies in state at                               Unitedlab-USA.
 the Holy Cross                                    Felix Belen, founding president, will induct the new of-
                                                                                                                     One such development is the West Wing           vestment in your future. Invest in the Philip-
 Catholic Mor-                                  ficers and directors.                                            Residences at Eton City, Santa Rosa, Laguna.        pines, a great home, a great place to sit back
 tuary, 5835 W.                                    Gaye Manlapaz, also a former Mrs. Unitedlab-USA,              The West Wing Residences at Eton City is            in, relax and reap the rewards of all your hard
 Slauson Ave.,                                  and Nilo Ibanez, will be the masters of ceremonies, with         strategically located near Eton City’s own exit     work. n
 Culver City CA 90230. Viewing will be          Butch Bautista the program director.
 held on August 31, from 4-8pm. A funer-           For further information, call any of the following: Aris
 al mass will be celebrated on September        Reyes at (951) 201-7075; Butch Bautista at (626) 588-
 1 at the same venue. n                         1400; Felix Belen at (626) 839-0736. n

   Clemente, Bautista rule Southland’s
   10th PAL-CPH Golf Challenge
    by Max   Gelera alvarez              Other Southland winners:           nila-LA business-class tickets.
                                         • Class “A” Low Gross Cham-        Prizes from Century Park Hotel
   NORCO, CA – Robbie Clem-           pion, Don Breganza, Back Tee          included gift certificates for a
ente carded a 75 to emerge Low        Boys; Runner-Up, Efren Bau-           free weekend stay at the five-
Gross Champion, while Rollie          tista, FAGA;                          star “golfers’ home away from
Bautista fired a 62 for the Overall      • Class “A” Low Net Cham-          home” in Manila.
Low Net title, in the Southland’s     pion, Jun Bautista, FAGA; Run-           Business tycoon/philanthro-
10th Annual Philippine Airlines-      ner-Up, Manny Villamin, Club          pist Dr. Tan, top honcho of PAL
Century Park Hotel (PAL-CPH)          1872;                                 and CPH, launched Golf Chal-
Golf Challenge, August 7, 2009,          • Class “B” Low Gross Cham-        lenge in 2000 with a core com-
at Hidden Valley Golf Cub, in         pion, Norman Avendano, BIG            mittee composed of CPH execu-
Norco, 50 miles southeast of Los      GC; Runner-Up, Art Crisologo,         tives and a group of name golfers
Angeles.                              Pinoy Golfers of America (PGA);       from Southern and Northern
   The Southland Golf Challenge          • Class “B” Low Net Cham-          California.
Committee headed up by Bobby          pion, Edwin Bautista, Haven              The beneficiary, ASIAC Opera-
Milan listed Clemente’s affilia-      GC; Runner-Up, Efren Velasco,         tion Rainbow Philippines, funds
tion as the BIG Golf Club, and        IAGA;                                 the surgery and related medical
Bautista’s, the Haven Golf Club.         • Class “C” Low Gross Cham-        treatment of indigent Filipinos
   Despite the crunch and pinch       pion, Ed Bigornia, PGA; Run-          with facial deformities, including
of recession, 116 players from        ner-Up, Robert Gubrud, PGA;           cases of harelip among children.
20 California Southland clubs            • Class “C” Low Net Champi-        To date, the charity organization
took part at Norco in the only        on, Ponce Crisologo, PGA; Run-        has helped more than 6,000 of
annual – and longest-running          ner-Up, Perla de Jesus, Haven         these medical cases in the Phil-
– Filipino-American golf classic      GC.                                   ippines with proceeds from both
with a Northern California coun-         Closest to the Pin (names of       the Northern and Southern Cali-
terpart phase that this year was      winners and hole numbers):            fornia tournaments.
held August 2 in Hayward.             Pete Natividad, #5; Al Alferez,          CPH is represented at the
   The California Southland 18-       #8; Norman Avendano, #13;             yearly U.S. competition by the
hole “battle on the greens” gath-     Gerry Torres, #16.                    hotel’s public relations man-
ered young and adult golfers             Don San Antonio, speaking          ager, Steve L. Naguiat, with
in a tournament that its prime        for Pinoy Golfers of America,         businessman-executive Marvin
host, Dr. Lucio C. Tan of PAL         which logged four winners, said       A. Caparros, of R.S. Caparros &
and CPH, organized in 2000 for        “the tournament was gratifying,       Associates, assisting with corpo-
competition, playing excellence,      good for the players, the spon-       rate sponsorship liaison.
physical fitness, community           sors, and the community”.                Tournament Chairman Milan
empowerment, and support for             Rey Luna, founder-president        issued a press statement “to
the major charity organization        of Haven Golf Club, with three        acknowledge and thank the sup-
ASIAC Operation Rainbow Phil-         winners, described golf in broad      port over 10 years of Dr. Lucio
ippines.                              perspective, observing that “in       C. Tan, Steve Naguiat, Marvin
   Overall Low Gross titlist Cle-     this sport we all get together for    Caparros, Pete Natividad, PAL’s
mente did not have a hard time        game excellence and competi-          Adrian M. Ingles, the Philippine
taming the rough, undulating          tive spirit while assisting a char-   Department of Tourism’s Annie
terrain of Hidden Valley, just as     ity cause”.                           G. Cuevas and Manny V. Ilagan,
Overall Low Net champ Bautista           At the major raffle draw, PAL      as well as the Philippine and
aced his output with a steady         awarded two roundtrip LA-Ma-          Filipino-American media golf
hand to his game.                                                           journalists”. n

      SCE partners with TECOLA in fundraising
      event for 88 Flood Relief Fund
    SANTA MONICA – Typhoon Morakot struck                   SCE volunteers and community organizations
 Taiwan in early August, dumping 80 inches of            will be hosting a fundraising event Saturday, Au-
 rain, leaving hundreds dead and leaving more            gust 29, at 1am to 4pm at 3rd Street Promenade
 than 83,000 people homeless. Southern Cali-             in Santa Monica (look for the SCE tent). Partici-
 fornia Edison is working with local community-          pants are encouraged to donate their time and ef-
 based organizations to head a disaster relief fund      forts by visiting the tent and making donations.
 effort. In partnership with the Taipei Economic            Checks can be made to TECOLA 88 and sent
 & Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECOLA), SCE          to: TECOLA 88, 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700,
 hopes to raise funds for the 88 Flood Relief Fund       Los Angeles, CA 90010. Donations are tax de-
 to support victim relief efforts and reconstruction.    ductible. For donations sent via mail, provide
 The fund is not restricted, thus donations will be      your name (in English and Chinese, if applica-
 directly given to the Taiwan victims through the        ble), telephone number and address to receive a
 TECOLA office.                                          donation receipt via mail. n