“I SUPPORT MY DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION!"
STANDING BY HIS DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio “Alma Rio” S. Almario told the philamessenger.com in an exclusive video interview Friday (June 15) in Chicago, Illinois that he “supports” his daughter's call for “revolution” “because we are precisely of the same orientation. You like to continuously pursue a revolution of consciousness in the Philippines.” Behind him is Philippine Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin, who hosted him to deliver a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation' on Friday, June 15, at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
"RESIST! RESIST! RESIST!"
ANI ROSA ALMARIO-DAVID, Ph. D., told more than 2,000 graduates of Ateneo de Manila University last May 26 that “Our present national situation calls for a revolution. And quoting the (Marcos pre-martial Ateneo students') manifesto (dated Nov. 27, 1968, 'Down from the Hill') again, Ateneans have the moral intellectual obligation to lead this revolution. “Batch 2018, these are difficult times, and so our country ask him to muster everything that Ateneo has given you. All your magis and your cura personalis (Latin for “care for the whole person.”) be the voice of the voiceless, be the courage of the weak. Be truth. Be hope. Resist! Resist! Resist!” (JGL Screenshot of Ateneo Facebook video clip)
VIEWING RIZAL'S WRITINGS:
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS CHAIR Virgilio S. Almario (second from left) is talking to another guest while viewing some of the writings of Jose Rizal as part of the Filipiniana collections being held by the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on June 15 after delivering a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation” at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
HEADLINE CALLING FOR REVOLUTION!
THE NEWS CLIP of this headline story of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was shown by this reporter to Mr. Virgilio S. Almario, chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, for his comment on June 15 inside the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois after he delivered a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation.” (JGL Screenshot of the Philippine Daily Inquirer website)
HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY TRIP BACK HOME!
FEDORA HAT-WEARING National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio S. Almario smiles during a photo op with Joseph G. Lariosa of the philamessenger.com after his lecture and interview at the Towner Fellows' Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on board a SUV that would rush him to O'Hare International Airport en route to the Philippines. (JGL Photo courtesy of Anna Liza Alcantara, Cultural Officer of the Philippine Consulate)
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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