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ABANDONED WIFE SEEKS HUBBY’S DEPORTATION!

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CHICAGO ( JGL) – Sometimes, there is virtue in having pre-marital sex when a woman wants to rule out marriage by convenience!

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CHICAGO (JGL) – CARDINAL O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, will confer the Ordination to the Diaconate of the Society of

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Members of the Filipinos of St. Gregory held their 32nd Santacruzan (procession of the Holy Cross) last Saturday (May 27) under a clear

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Devotees of Our Lady of Penafrancia from the Bicol region and other parts of the Philippines concluded their annual nine-day novena

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CAN FILIPINOS FILL UP WORLDWIDE ENROLLMENT GAP?

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2017 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — Is college education the new frontier for Overseas Filipinos just as the Filipino working force is still fulfilling its demands for overseas workers worldwide?

 

A Philippine-born, Philippine-educated leader, Amado Gabriel M. Esteban, Ph. D., floated this idea when he was hosted a bienvenida (welcome) reception by the Philippine Consulate headed by outgoing Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge and the Filipino community last Thursday (Aug. 17) during the ika-27 Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate) in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Dr. Esteban, who belongs to rare club of Philippine-born presidents of American universities, said, “In the United States, the population is aging. In Illinois, by 2034, 17 years from now, the number of 18-year-olds will decline by 19.1%, the market of higher education. The loss of 20 %, that’s the market of higher education. What are we supposed to do?

 

“That group is not going to college. So, you have to make an extra effort that they are college prepared. The U.S. is rapidly aging. A lot of industrial world is rapidly aging. And that is what you see what happened in (South) Korea. They built a lot of higher education institutions. Now, they are shutting down or shrinking. Japan and China are going the same way.

 

“The Philippines, in contrast, is a young country. There are opportunities in countries like the Philippines for higher education to supply a workforce to the industrial world as economies are growing at different phases.

 

GROUP PHOTO: 

 DR. AMADO GABRIEL M. ESTEBAN (third from left, seated), the brand new 12th president of De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois, joins in the photo opportunity with some members of the Philippine Consulate led by Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge (third from right, seated) during the ika-27 Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting) last Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Philippine Consulate in Chicago, Illinois. Others in photo from left, seated are Liezl Alcantara, Cultural Officer of the Philippine Consulate, De Paul alumna Estrella Alamar, Mrs. Josephine King Esteban, Mrs. Gloria Calonge, Consul Mel P. Lalunio, Jr. and Josephine Mascarenas-Diaz. Standing from left Joseph G. Lariosa of Journal GlobaLinks; Mariano “Anong” Santos of Pinoy Newsmagazine; Atty. Marjorie Baltazar of Baltazar Global LLC; Adelina Fajardo, president of the Philippine American Cultural Foundation; Dr. Ramon Lopez, Maria Vergara, Ms. Marlyn Lopez, R.N.; Sammy Ramos, retired civil engineer; and Marlon L. Pecson of the Journal GlobaLinks. (Photo by  CORNELIO P. SANTIAGO)


“The Philippines is on track as the highest growing or fastest growing economy in Asia while U.S.  growth rate is 1 to 2%.”

 

As the 12th president of the nation’s largest Catholic university, the Chicago, Illinois-based De Paul University, Dr. Esteban, said the “Philippines has lots of education opportunities in the U.S., which has an education “workforce that has a large intellectual capacity.”

 

Published reports say, between 2004 and 2014, enrollment for higher education in U.S. increased 17 percent, from 17.3-milliion to 20.2-million. In Japan, there were 2.8-million students enrolled in its 778 universities. China has 6-million enrollments in its 2,000 universities and colleges while Korea has 3.7-million students it its 376 official higher education institutions.

 

PHILIPPINES HAS 3.56-M HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS

 

In the Philippines, in academic year 2012/13 total post-secondary enrollments account for 3.56-millions (of which 57 percent were in the private sector), an increase of over one million since 2004 when there were 2.40-million students in the system.

 

Aside from Dr. Esteban, a graduate of the University of the Philippines, the other Philippine-born president of a U.S. university is Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph. D., who earned his B.A. in Economics from Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines. Dr. Gempesaw is the current president of St. John University in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The third Filipino head of a U.S. college is Loretta Adrian, also a UP alumna, who is the president of Coastline Community College, the first campus-free college, scattered among storefront locations in Orange County in California.

 

Both De Paul University and St. John are under the Vincentian tradition as does the third Vincentian university, Niagara University, also in New York. Dr. Esteban said, the Vincentian mission is "what attracted my wife and I at De Paul, the mission of serving the population that most needs help."

 

There was a fourth college president, Chito Calino, who returned to the Philippines.

GROUP PHOTO PART TWO:

MEMBERS OF THE FILIPINO community greeted Dr. Amado Gabriel M. Esteban (third from left, seated) after his brief remarks when the Philippine Consulate General led by Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge (third from right, seated) hosted the ika-27 Na Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate) in Chicago, Illinois last Thursday, Aug. 17. Among those in photo seated from left are Grace Villamora, Estrella Alamar, Mrs. Josephine King Esteban, Mrs. Gloria Calonge, Abbey Eusebio and Dr. Cleofe G. Casambre. Among those photo from left standing are Ed Brotonel, Jelly Carandang, Atty. Aurora N. Abella Austriaco. Brittany S. Odes, Josh Delson and Ruben Salazar. (Photo by  CORNELIO P. SANTIAGO)


Dr. Esteban said, “Less than 1% of college presidents are Asian Americans. Asian Americans comprise 6-7% among American student population and are at the very top.”

 

According to Washington, D.C. think tank, Migration Policy, quoting Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) sources, “Today, more than 10-million Filipinos—or about 10 percent of the population—are working and/or living abroad.”

 

In an interview with the Journal GlobaLinks, Mr. Esteban said when he was president of Seton Hall University (SHU) in New Jersey, he set up academic linkages with University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University and Silliman University among others.

 

“MY WAY OF GIVING BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES”

 

“That is my one way of giving back to the Philippines,” Mr. Esteban said in harnessing the talents of Filipinos.

WITH MEDIA:

DR. AMADO GABRIEL M. ESTEBAN (fourth from left) and Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge (third from left) join the photo op with media types from left Connie Macatula De Leon of ABS-CBN International, Joseph G. Lariosa of Journal GlobaLinks, Mariano “Anong” Santos of Pinoy Newsmagazine and Marlon L. Pecson of Journal GlobaLinks during  the ika-27 Na Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate) in Chicago, Illinois last Thursday, Aug. 17. (JGL Photo)


Now that he has started serving since July 1, 2017 for the next five years as president of De Paul University, the 55-year-old Manila-born educator said, “I hope to replicate my effort in Seton Hall University in De Paul. What is exciting about De Paul is that we already have a sister institution in the Philippines in Adamson University. We will see how we can work with other universities.”

 

Dr. Esteban had a seven-year stint with SHU, where his contract as president was renewed twice.

 

When this reporter interviewed Mr. Esteban in 2011, FIRST FIL AM UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT NAMED, I asked him where he would be in five years. His answer:  “It is hard to tell, maybe I can be president of another university.”


 

When asked Thursday by this reporter if he will accept a position as president of a university in the Philippines, Dr. Esteban demurred, saying, “No comment. I think there are capable educators in the Philippines. The biggest challenge is to move back to the Philippines with another set of knowledge. My knowledge of education is taken from another setting. 


 

“I believe in life going forward and you try to understand the decisions made. My wife (Josephine King Esteban) and I believe the way to be happy is to pray for the best and take the path that the Lord leads you, too, and not worry about it.

WITH PRINCESS:

PRINCESS EMRAIDA KIRAM of Sultan of Sulo was among those special guests during the ika-27 Na Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate) in Chicago, Illinois last Thursday, Aug. 17. She is sandwiched by Joseph G. Lariosa (left) and Marlon L. Pecson of the Journal GlobaLinks. (JGL Photo)


“There are some worries as you progress and there are regrets. That’s part of growing up, be older and hopefully wiser. That’s a big thing. I am at peace where I am now since we’ve been blessed. Me and my wife and I have been blessed. We never imagine we will be here in the U.S. And where we are right now, we are just here for the ride. I think I was able to accomplish more than I thought when I was in SHU. Now, they (SHU) are going to open a new campus for health and medical sciences. They are opening up a new medical school. Right now at De Paul, we are going to strategic planning. I will spend a lot of time listening. Talking to a lot of people.”

 

DE PAUL U, LARGEST CATHOLIC U.S. UNIVERSITY

 

De Paul is the largest Catholic education institution in the U.S. with 23,100 students. St. John, 20,000. It has a large international student population at 2,500; very diverse community.

WITH DEPAUL ALUMS:

DR. AMADO GABRIEL M. ESTEBAN (third from right) and his wife, Josephine King Esteban (extreme left), are joined by alumnae and an alumnus of De Paul University during the ika-27 Na Pagkikita sa Konsulado (27th town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate) in Chicago, Illinois last Thursday, Aug. 17. Among them from left are Estrella Alamar, Josh Delson and Brittany S. Odes. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


“It has a long-standing relationship with Adamson University in Philippines, also a Vincentian university. They (Adamson) have the same mission as De Paul and believes in outreach; our agreement with Adamson goes back to 2005 with memorandum of understanding; their faculty can select online classes at De Paul because we believe in helping each other as sister institutions. More recently, we have offered an MBA with iACADEMY in Makati, first U.S. university to offer an MBA program in the Philippines.” Dr. Esteban said.

 

“At some point, my wife and I will probably go to Manila,” Dr. Esteban cracked. “As chief academic officer and president of SHU, we set up relationship with UP College of Nursing and School of Medicine, La Salle School of Medicine in Cavite, Silliman University and UST. My expectation at the De Paul, we are doing the same and add more outreach and interesting opportunities not only in the Philippines but also around the world. Every place where they can benefit from Vincentian education.” (Contact reporter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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CHICAGO (JGL) – A Filipino American employee of Walmart in Richmond, California will be crowned Mrs. San Carlos City,

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Filipino Marian visionary Carmelo V. Cortez is coming back to Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 25, to pray for the sick, according to the

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SAN FRANCISCO (JGL)– Entries are being accepted from June 1, 2017 up to Aug. 15, 2017 for The 2017 Plaridel Awards, the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC) announced.

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Many baseball fans turned up Tuesday (May 16) to attend the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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RELIGIOUS PILGRIMS NEED NOT GO TO THE MIDDLE EAST


By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

(© 2016 Journal GlobaLinks)

 
SANTA MARIA, Bulacan, Philippines (JGL) – Tucked away in a small Sitio Halang of Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria Bulacan in the Philippines is a small replica of Holy Land for Filipinos, who could pay a visit and make a retreat in place of the real deal in the Middle East during the coming Holy Week.

Thanks to Marian visionary, Brother Carmelo Cortez, whom I met in St. Constance Church in the northwest of Chicago, Illinois’ Jefferson Park district two years ago.

When I returned Brother Cortez’s his visit last year in the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace, I stumbled on the mini Holy Land built beside the Shrine in Santa Maria, Bulacan guided by an old friend and businesswoman, Mhel Santa Ana and her beautiful daughter, Meg Panganiban. The mother and daughter are also residents of Balagtas, Bulacan.

CHURCH ON A HILL:

THE DIOCESAN SHRINE OF MARY, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines may be small but it looks imposing on this photo taken by this journalist. This will become a beehive of activity during this coming Holy Week as Catholic pilgrims will also visit the “Underground Museum” beside it that recreates the life and Passion of Jesus Christ and the Holy Family that could be seen in the Holy Land in the Middle East. (JGL Photo by Joseph G. Lariosa)


Since Brother Cortez was out of the country during our visit, we were entertained by an assistant, who identified himself simply as Raymundo.

Located on top of a hill, the Church of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace, has a seating capacity of about 200 but it can fill up about 400 when it is standing room only (SRO). It was on Oct. 7, 2004 during the Feast Day of Virgin Mary of the Holy Rosary when the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace, was inaugurated under the tutelage of St. Pope John Paul II during the Year of the Holy Eucharist in connection with the 48th World Congress of the Eucharist.

PART OF DIOCESE OF MALOLOS

SHROUD OF TURIN:

CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS need not travel to Turin, Italy, where the original shroud is kept. A replica of the cloth that was wrapped around Jesus Christ shortly after He was taken down from the cross is one of those on display in the “Underground Museum” that recreated the Holy Land by the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. The Shroud is shown on the foreground while Mhel Sta. Ana, Joseph G. Lariosa and Meg Panganiban (right) look on. (JGL Photo)


The church was consecrated at Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria under the auspices of Bishop Jose F. Oliveros, D.D. of the Diocese of Malolos, witnessed by RDO P. Reynaldo M. San Juan, Jr., Director, Commission on Liturgy, and RDO P. Pablo S. Legaspi, Jr., Bise Kansilyer.

Masses are celebrated in the Shrine on first Thursdays at 6 p.m., first Saturdays at 12 noon and every Sunday at 10 a.m.


MASS SCHEDULES:

A NOTICE IS POSTED in front of the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. The church hosts the “Underground Museum” that recreated the Holy Land by the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. (JGL Photo by Joseph G. Lariosa)


If you are facing the altar of the church at right, you will notice an entrance of a small cave called “Underground Museum.” At the entrance, you will see a marker, which reads: “Ang munting replika ng HolyLand ng Santa Maria Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan Yungib ng buhay ni Jesus at ng Banal na Pamilya.” (A small replica of the Holy Land of Santa Maria, Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan cave of the life of Jesus and the Holy Family.)

Inside the cave, a guest will be greeted by “Archeology and the Bible” frame and a picture of St. John baptizing Jesus and another frame on “Genealogy of Jesus Christ.”

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN:

A VISIT BY Brother Carmelo Cortez (right) at St. Constance Church at the far northwest part of Chicago, Illinois two years ago gave Joseph G. Lariosa, a parishioner of the predominantly Polish Catholic church, a chance to interview Brother Cortez, who said that a church he is supporting is located in Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan in the Philippines. Please see story: Filipino Claims Virgin Mary Appeared To Him.  A visit at the place by the Journal GlobaLinks turned up with the presence of the “Underground Museum.” (JGL File Photo)


There are several icons of the Child Jesus and a notice that says, “Ang lupang inyong tinatapakan ay orihinal na nagmula pa sa Holy Land. Manalangin po tayo para sa kapayapaan ng Israel at ng buong mundo.” (The land you are treading on had originally come from the HolyLand. Let’s pray for peace in Israel and the whole world.)


ANUNCIATION CAVE


The cave has also a replica of the Annunciation Cave, where the angel Gabriel informed Mary that she would give birth to Jesus in Nazareth, the home village of Mary, according to the Gospel of Luke. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Joseph and Mary resettled in Nazareth after returning from the flight from Bethlehem to Egypt. The differences and possible contradictions between these two accounts of the nativity of Jesus form part of the synoptic problem. According to the Bible, Jesus grew up in Nazareth from some point in his childhood. However, some modern scholars also regard Nazareth as the birthplace of Jesus.

MARIAN VISIONARY EMBRACED BY THE POPE:

MARIAN VISIONARY Brother Carmelo Cortez probably was the only one in the Philippines to have been hugged by Pope Francis during the papal visit in the Philippines last year in a photo taken behind Joseph G. Lariosa of the Journal GlobaLinks. The photo was among the souvenirs on display in the Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. The Shrine hosts the “Underground Museum” that recreated the Holy Land. (JGL Photo)


The cave also featured the Passion of Christ, including the “Paghampas” (Scourging at the Pillar), The Flagellation of Christ, sometimes known as Christ at the Column. It is a scene from the Passion of Christ very frequently shown in Christian art, in cycles of the Passion or the larger subject of the Life of Christ. It is the fourth station of the modern alternate Stations of the Cross, and a Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary. The column to which Christ is normally tied, and the rope, scourge, whip or birch are elements in the Arma Christi. The Basilica di Santa Prassede in Rome, claimed to possess the original column.

Raymond said a lot of people troop to the cave during Holy Week. A lot of times, pilgrims come between 6 p.m. and 12 midnight. During ordinary day, pilgrims can come to the cave from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE:


BISHOP JOSE F. OLIVEROS (top left), D.D., of the Diocese of Malolos, must be very proud and a happy camper when one of his big supporters, Marian Visionary Brother Carmelo Cortez and Carmelo’s wife, Rosita Cortez, were granted audience with Pope Francis in Rome. Brother Cortez is among the big fund-raisers that helped in the construction of Diocesan Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Grace in Sitio Halang, Barangay San Vicente, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. The shrine hosts an “Underground Museum” that recreated the Holy Land in the Philippines. (JGL Photograb from the Shrine’s collections)


Visitors will also see the replica of the Shroud of Turin, a “centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Whether it is really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist is still a big question mark, according to http://shroud.com/ But modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. And yet, the controversy still rages.”

Also to be witnessed is the Evidence of the Resurrection, Noah’s Ark and the Last Supper and other religious artifacts, icons, maps, photos and literature.

Outside the cave will be seen the Stations of the Cross and a huge icon of the Virgin Mary, which is visible from inside the Church. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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CHICAGO (JGL) – “Jesuits in Mindanao: The Mission,” a coffee-table book documenting almost four centuries of mission work by

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Filipino auxiliary Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis of Los Angeles, California said at his installation as the 10th Bishop of Salt Lake City in Utah last Tuesday that he was very

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Asian Journal, a bi-weekly out in Los Angeles, California, won six of the 15 Plaridel awards for excellence in Filipino American journalism last Thursday, Oct. 8, in San Francisco, California, when three of its staff matched the awards collected last year by Positively Filipino, an online newsmagazine based in San Francisco.

Allyson Escobar of Asian Journal won a rare trifecta by bagging awards for Best Food Story, Best Youth Voice and Best News Story for “Cooking Hawaiian Style: The Art of Island Cuisine,” “Passion Planner: Creating your life journey in a notebook” and “Maj. Gen. Taguba Shares “Unfiltered” version of Abu Ghraib investigation,” respectively.

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IMAGE OF PLARIDEL AWARD: This is an image of a Plaridel Award given to this reporter in 2013 for Outstanding In-Depth Story. (JGLPhoto)

Escobar’s colleague in the Asian Journal, Agnes Constante, swept the two other awards for Best Feature Story and Best Profile Writing with her entries, “Lovelyn Marquez Prueher, The First Fil Am Teacher of the Year for California” and “Carlene Bonnivier, Retracing her Filipino Roots and Enriching Cultural Identity,” respectively.

And Asian Journal’s Christina Oriel, “Huma Island: An Island Hideaway in the Tropical Paradise of Busuanga,” won the trophy for Best Tourism Feature Story.

4 AWARDS FOR POSITIVELY FILIPINO

Four writers from Positively Filipino shared four other awards. They were Dr. Jorge Emmanuel for Best International Reporting for “My Battle with Ebola”; Lisa Saguitan Melnick for Best Entertainment Story for “Maseg, an artistic Tempest”; Myles Garcia for Best Sports Story for “Before Elorde, Before Pacquiao, … there was Luis Logan”; and Lotis Key for Best Personal Essay for “Feeding my Filipino.”

Inquirer.net’s correspondents took home two awards, namely for Best In-Depth Story for Cecile C. Ochoa for her “DACA, Confessions of a formerly undocumented youth,” and for Best Commentary for Emil “Amok” Guillermo for his “Are you Charlie Hebdo? Or just Charlie Adobo?”

Rommel Conclara and Henni Espinosa, both of Balitang America/TFC, won awards for Best TV Community Reporting and Best TV Personality Profile for their productions “Grandson and Grandma Create Memories through art” and “Pinoy Mortician,” respectively.

Bringing up the rear but not the least was Allan Alvarez who won The Robert Henry Memorial Award for Radio for his radio broadcast in KPHI 96.7 FM.

RAFFLE WINNERS

The winners were also given incentives to join a raffle contest that included a California-Manila economy round-trip ticket prize courtesy of Philippine Airline. Myles Garcia who won the Best Sports story won the round-trip ticket prize. Christina Oriel, winner of Best Tourism Story, drew the winning raffle for a two-day stay at Hotel Centro in the island of Palawan, courtesy of Mango Tours. Other sponsors of the Plaridel Awards this year’s fourth edition were PG & E, WesternUnion.com, Department of Tourism in San Francisco, Ramar Foods, Inquirer.net, Mariluz Floral Design and friends.

Esther Misa Chavez, president of the Philippine American Press Club, USA, whose crown-jewel project is the Plaridel Awards, said that this year, “We’ve seen the whole range of journalists, from the most seasoned to aspiring young college writers submit their entries without hesitation, shoulder to shoulder – each confident that his or her story are worth of The Plaridel.

“Their stories delve equally on current critical issues, personal drama, sports, Pinoy food, commentary, international reporting – the whole gamut of topics that journalists write about in the pursuit of their career as story tellers or of giving voice to the voiceless. We applaud them all and thank them for giving the Plaridel Awards credence.”

ANANYM

Keynote speaker of the evening was Brian Flores, anchor of the Morning News at KTVU, Fox 2, a third-generation journalist. He was assigned to the Bay Area newsroom in 2012.

The next Plaridel Awards is scheduled for Oct. 6, 2016. Entries for submission must have been published between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. PAPC will be accepting entries starting June 15, 2016 and ending July 30, 2016. There will be no deadline extensions.

There were 78 entries that vied for this year’s Plaridel Awards, a tribute to Marcelo H. Del Pilar, a Filipino patriot, journalist and publisher, who brought his craft and zeal as an expat in Europe in late 1800’s. As a pseudonym, Plaridel, is also Del Pilar’s ananym of his last name.

Del Pilar was a prolific writer who kept his expat community abreast with the goings on in their homeland. In him, PAPC has found a hero – a person to emulate and an inspiration to Filipino writers and publishers everywhere who continue their journalistic aspirations outside the Philippines. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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