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  • lv on December 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Fil-Ams for Hillary Clinton? 

    SF Bay Area Fil-Ams to meet Hillary Clinton Jan. 7

    INQUIRER.net U.S. Bureau
    12:46 AM December 31st, 2015

    Filipino supporters of Hillary Clinton will join other Asian Americans in a special meeting with the presidential candidate in Southern California.

    DALY CITY, California — San Francisco Bay Area Filipino American supporters of Hillary Clinton are preparing to ride the “HillaryBus” from Daly City to San Gabriel Valley in Southern California, to meet their candidate at the official launch of the Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Hillary on January 7, 2016 at 10 a.m.

    Fil-Ams for Hillary organizers have chartered a US Coachways bus to take supporters from the Bay Area to the venue in San Gabriel Valley and drive them back to the Bay Area.

    The group plans to gather at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center at 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd. (near Duggan’s) in Daly City to leave for San Gabriel Valley by 10 p.m. The same “HillaryBus” will return its riders to the pick up point the next day by 10 p.m.

    The “HillaryBus” ride to and from the launching venue in San Gabriel Valley promises to provide its riders with opportunities to meet and be acquainted with others who share the same passionate commitment to the election of their candidate.

    A number of Hillary supporters explained that they were completely offended by the demeaning remarks of Republican front-runner billionaire Donald Trump who has denigrated women, immigrants, Asian-Americans, Muslims, the disabled and hard-working Americans who want a decent living wage.

    Trump has also come under fire from Filipinos concerned about the fate of approximately 400,000 Filipino “TNTs” or those who are out of status even though they have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. They are among the 12 million “illegals” Trump plans to deport from the U.S. if he is elected president.

    But Trump is not the only Republican presidential candidate who has offended Asian Americans. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also did it when he clarified in August that his reference to “anchor babies” was not intended to offend Latinos.

    “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts, and frankly its more related to Asian people, coming into our country, having children in that organized efforts, taking advantage of a noble concept with this birthright citizenship,” said Bush.hillary rsvp

    “We need Hillary Clinton in the White House,” said Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. “But how are we going to make this happen? We can only make it happen if the grassroots is activated, if the grassroots works hard in every sphere, in every corner of the United States.”

    Chu, the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, expressed confidence that the Asian American Pacific Islander community, which includes Filipino Americans, is the fastest growing population in the country, and will make a critical difference in battleground states.

    “Asian Americans have gone from being marginalized to being the margin of victory,” she said.

    At San Gabriel Valley, Bay Area Fil-Ams will connect with Filipino Americans from all over California and Nevada and personally meet Hillary Clinton. Among those who will be there to welcome them will be Artesia Mayor Pro Tem Victor Manalo, who believes Hillary’s victory will be beneficial for all ethnic communities, including Filipinos.

    “I think we need to realize that in many instances, we all want the same things. We all want good educations, good jobs, and we want to be a part of the economic, social, political system in this country,” Manalo said.

    “And I think having Hillary as president, having a woman a president will give government a point of view that people need to be included and not be excluded and will help in seeing where the inequities are in our society,” he added. “So we, as Filipinos, will benefit from that.”

    The round trip “HillaryBus” fare to San Gabriel Valley from Daly City will be $30. Interested HillaryBus riders can contact Rodel Rodis at 415.334.7800 or email him at Rodel50@aol.com.

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    Article Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

    • lv on January 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Whether you are a republican or democrat, vote wisely. Vote for the best and the right candidate for you as well as for the community you belong to.

  • lv on December 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Pres. Aquino appoints new judge for the 12th Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Tagudin/Suyo 

    Aquino appoints 7 new judges in Ilocos, Bicol, Masbate
    By: Tetch Torres-Tupas
    02:44 PM December 18th, 2015

    President Benigno Aquino III appointed seven new judges for courts in the Ilocos, Bicol and Masbate.

    The appoint was contained in a transmittal letter addressed to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno dated Nov. 27 which was made public Friday.

    New appointees are Judge Kode Garlejo Daoas for Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of Tadian, Mountain Province, Judge Vida Advento Cortez-Jimeno for the 12th Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Tagudin-Suyo in Ilocos Sur.

    In the Bicol Region, new appointees are Judge Maria Clarissa Lianko Pacis-Trinidad for Iriga City Regional Trial Court Branch 36; Judge Soliman M. Santos Jr. for Naga City RTC Branch 61 both in Camarines Norte.

    Also apppointed are Jonel C. Martinez-Ursua for the MTC in Jose Panganiban and Judge Dara San Juan Mallorca-Torres for MTC Paracale, both in Camarines Norte and Judge Teofilo B. Tambago for Regional Trial Court Branch 46 of Masbate City in Masbate.

    The appointees were from the shortlist screened and submitted to the President by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

    The JBC was constitutionally mandated to screen aspirants to the Judiciary and Office of the Ombudsman.

    The JBC is chaired by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. RAM

    News Article Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

    • lv on December 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations to Judge Vida Advento Cortez-Jimeno.

  • lv on December 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 

    Naimbag nga Paskua ken naragasak, nasalun-at ken nagasat a baro a tawen kadakayo amin kasta met ken kadagiti pamilya yo kakailian.

    Sapay koma ta nasiyaat latta iti panagkaykaysa tayo amin nga agkakailian daytoy sumungad a baro a tawen.

    I would also like to take this opportunity at this time this Holiday Season to thank everyone for visiting this blog/mb.

    God bless.

    Pasko Na Sinta Ko
    Maligayang Pasko / Naimbag a Paskua

  • lv on December 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Century-old boundary dispute between Ilocos Sur and La Union 

    La Union, Ilocos Sur agree on boundary, end dispute
    posted November 07, 2015 at 12:01 am by
    The Standard

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union—The adjacent provinces of La Union and Ilocos Sur ended Thursday afternoon their century-old boundary dispute after officials of both provinces signed a memorandum of agreement for the settlement at the provincial capitol here.

    Officials of the two provinces agreed with the establishment of a borderline along the Amburayan River which permanently divide the towns of Sudipen, La Union and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.

    The boundary along the river was established by a composite team chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

    “The technical description of the DENR together with the proposed map in relation to the boundary lines along the River in Tagudin and Sudipen, are hereby accepted and adopted by the parties as the true and correct boundary lines in the two municipalities,” read part of the agreement.

    “This is a win-win solution to solve our long time boundary dispute. It’s [agreement] for economic gains for both of us and to avoid the long process in court,” said Gov. Ryan Singson who headed his province’s delegation for the signing.

    Aside from Singson, those who signed the MoA are La Union Gov. Manuel Ortega, Mayor Jose Bonuan of Tagudin, Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing of Sudipen, and Paquito Moreno, DENR regional executive director.

    “We are glad that the dispute has been resolved. We have no more problem with regards to quarrying and fishing. We already know our boundaries,” Buquing said.

    Source: The Standard

  • lv on December 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Christmas Music 

    It’s Christmas Season again and here are some Christmas Songs that I put together for you at the playlist for your listening enjoyment while visiting this blog.
    Happy Holidays to everyone especially to all our kababayans out there.
    Naragsak a Paskua Ken Naimbag nga Baro a Tawen yo amin apo.
    Take care.

    • Atty. Romeo J Somera on December 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Larry, how about those old Ilocano folk lore songs like: Naimbag nga Rabii you; Datoy nga balay nga masungad mi; Adda kan dua nga sanga; Agriingka Israel; and the likes? Thanks.

      • lv on December 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Manong Romeo, Daytoy nga Balay is actually in there. A lot of these Ilocano Xmas songs are rare but I’ll see what I can find to add to the playlist. Tnx manong.

  • lv on December 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Ex-Mayor Ricardo Dela Cruz of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur – RIP 

    Ex-Mayor Ricardo Dela Cruz was the longest serving-mayor of Tagudin. He served as a mayor of the town from the late 1960’s to sometime in the early 1990’s. He died peacefully at his residence in Barangay Dardarat in Tagudin this last week of October of 2015.

    Thank you Mayor Dela Cruz for serving the people and for all the accomplishments you did for the betterment of our town.

    With deepest sympathy to the Dela Cruz Family.

    Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of our former mayor.

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May he rest in peace.

    • Seaside Park of Dardarat on December 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Our sincere condolences to the Dela Cruz Family.

    • The Family of the late Eng. Anselmo and Nelly Valdez on December 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Tang Carding was a good friend of our late parents. Our condolences to the Dela Cruz Family.

    • lv for SAS Batch of 1978 on December 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      On behalf of SAS Batch of 1978, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Dela Cruz family especially to our batchmates Marites and Presley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this most difficult time of sorrow. Take good care.

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