DACA END IS NEAR?:
MS. MONY RUIZ-VELASCO (second from left on stage) told the participants to the emergency rally held Tuesday (Aug. 8) that U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has delayed the announcement of his decision Aug. 8 to accept more materials on the legal arguments until Monday, Aug. 13, before he makes a ruling on the preliminary injunction hearing that could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The immigration lawyer and board president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) told DACA beneficiaries to renew their DACA cards to extend their eligibility for another two years. At her right is Illinois State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park-IL), co-sponsor of the Immigration Safe Zones Act, SB 35, that seeks to extend protection over immigrants who often live in fear due to ruthless enforcement tactics used by immigration agencies in sensitive locations, including schools, hospitals and courtrooms, where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrest undocumented immigrants. Senator Harmon pressed rallyists to urge Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign the bill. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
LALLY, an “undocumented” and “unafraid” DACA beneficiary, urges her fellow 800,000 DACA beneficiaries to renew their DACA benefits while a U.S. District Court judge in Houston, Texas delays his ruling that could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while cases in the federal court system wind its way to the U.S. Supreme Court during an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
PASS THE SAFE ZONES ACT:
RALLY PARTICIPANTS react during an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
“WHERE’S MY MOMMY?”:
A BABY MANNEQUIN (at right) was among the props spotted during an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. The mannequin was mimicking the thousands of children separated from refugees at the U.S. border. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
RELIVES "PEOPLE POWER":
MS. CHRIS ALDANA, a Filipino-Australian born in Vietnam and member of Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc. (UNIPRO), said despite Filipinos fleeing from a tyrant, when they come to the U.S., they are still treated as “dog eaters, savages and less than them, less than human. … and they tell us to teach our children to think white and act white and make white lies and white smiles; our expensive degrees will sell us all the way out; our citizenship means shit when we go off our ship; our white collars will not protect our brown necks.” She spoke during an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
“NO HATE, NO FEAR, IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME HERE”:
AFIRE Community Organizer Hannah Doruelo (extreme right, second row) leads in the cadence, “NO HATE, NO FEAR, IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME HERE,” among members of The Alliance of Filipino Immigrant Rights & Empowerment (AFIRE) and Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc. (UNIPRO) who attended an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
JOURNALIST Joseph G. Lariosa has a selfie with Chris Aldana after she delivered an anti-government declamation during an emergency rally Tuesday (Aug. 8) in front of the Illinois Governor’s office at the Thompson Building in Downtown Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2017 Journal GlobaLinks)
CHICAGO (JGL) — Affinity frauds are not only rampant in the Philippines but also among Filipino American
CHICAGO (JGL) – Commissioner Emilio Benito Aquino of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission will be the special guest during the “Ika-24 Pagkikita sa Konsulado” (24th town hall meeting of the Consulate) next Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rizal Center at 1332 W. Irving Park Road in the north side of Chicago, Illinois.
This was announced by Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge of the Philippine Consulate, who is inviting the public to a free program entitled, “Investing For Your Future: How to Invest Wisely and Avoid Investment Scams” being held in partnership with the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission, The Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACC), the Filipino American Lawyers Association (FALA) of Chicago, the Illinois Secretary of State Securities Department and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Parties interested to attend the event may RSVP by April 10, 2017 at https://philippinesec.eventbrite.com
E-FLYER ABOVE FOR CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE AND FURTHER DETAILS
Emilio Benito Aquino was appointed as SEC Commissioner by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on December 2, 2016. He took his oath before Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III last December 7, 2016.
For over a decade, Commissioner Aquino was a practicing CPA-Lawyer based in Western Mindanao. He taught commercial law subjects at the law schools of Ateneo del Zamboanga and Western Mindanao State University.
His present appointment marks his return to the SEC where he rose through the ranks to become the youngest Director of its former Prosecution and Enforcement (PED) and Non-Traditional Securities and Instruments (NTD) Departments. He is credited for having issued the most number of Cease and Desist Orders against pyramiding and boiler-room operations of pseudo investment firms. He also headed the SEC Davao and Zamboanga Extension Offices where he launched capital market promotion activities as well as relentless enforcement drive against investment scams in the countryside.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce major in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian at the Universidad de Zamboanga in 1984. He hurdled the CPA Licensure Exams with a rating of 89.14%. He finished his law studies at San Beda College where he was a Dean’s Lister and Silver Medalist. He placed 16th in the 1992 Bar Exams.
SEAL OF THE PHILIPPINE SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Under a government scholarship, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Management at the Development Academy of the Philippines, graduating at the top of his class. He was also sent to the University of Sydney in Australia where he was conferred a Certificate of Study for a short course in Effective Governance. He completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 2002.
He also participated in numerous foreign trainings and conferences in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America to include two International Institutes on Enforcement and Securities Market Development at the US SEC in Washington D.C. and in New York.
A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow (PHF+7) of The Rotary Foundation, he was the President of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West for RY 2009 to 2010 capping the Most Outstanding President plum plus 14 major District Awards and 6 Rotary International Citations and Distinctions. He is a Past President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Zambasulta Chapter, which was conferred, under his able leadership the coveted IBP Best Chapter Award during the 15th National Convention of Lawyers in Cebu City. He was elected President of the UZ Alumni Association and was twice awarded as the Most Outstanding Alumnus of Universidad de Zamboanga in the field of Law and Accountancy.
He also held top positions in the local and regional levels of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Scouting Movement. (PM)
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2016 Journal GlobaLinks)
CHICAGO (JGL) – Filipinos living in the United States have so far remitted "the bulk of nearly" of $30-billion dollars from the worldwide Filipino diaspora to
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