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“We further urge you to fervently seek Fr. Willmann’s intercession in all your petitions for God’s graces and to report to the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Charities Inc. all blessings you may have received with the intercession of Fr. Willmann,” this was the statement given by KCFAPI Chairman Hilario G. Davide, Jr
Davide, former Chief Justice and Chairman of the National Committee for the Beatification of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ cited that the process of beatification is a long, tedious, and expensive one. Davide added that they can expect God to hear their petition that Fr. Willmann be raised to the honors of the altar by faith and prayer and from the support of the believers.
On 19 May 2011 a resolution was approved in order to create the National Executive Committee For the Cause of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ. The board decided to create their Working Committee Members on 01 July 2011 to help them advocate the life and works of the latter. Yen Ocampo
The Knights of Columbus Council 9491in Marulas, Valenzuela City holds 25th Installation of Officers on 30 July 2011 with the theme: Sto Cristo Council 9491 @ 25 “Upholding Fr. Mc.givney’s Vision of True Knighthood in Faith and Dedicated Service Through Time.”
The program has three parts: the Holy Mass will lead by Msgr. Ranilo S. Trillana at 1PM to be held at Sto. Cristo Parish Church followed by the Installation of Officers at 2:30PM. Last part would be dinner and entertainment at Marulas Central Elementary School at around 5PM.
New officers are: Glenn Zamora, Grand Knight: Domingo Montalbo, Deputy Grand Knight; Heriberto Gatchalian, Chancellor; Alex Basilan Jr., Recorder; Luis Ferrer, Financial Secretary; Leonard Alvarado, Treasurer; Ernesto Carabeo, Advocate; Jesus Gan, Lecturer; and Virgilio Bernabe, Warden.
Other newly elected officials include: Inside Guards are Omar Cacait and Resty Lising; Outside Guards are Emil Sauro and Biboy Basilan; Hnery Toralba will be the Council Honor Gurad Commander; Board of Trustees are Edgar Brion, Abet Lim, Ed Reyes; and Danilo Gonzales as the PRO. Msgr. Trillana is the Chaplain. Yen Ocampo
The Fr. Willmann Charities, Inc., a social responsibility arm of the Knights of the Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines is hosting a Family TV Mass in commemoration of the 34th Death anniversary of Rev. Fr. George Joseph Willmann, SJ.
A Mass will be held at the San Agustin Church on September 14, 2011, at 9 am. The Eucharistic celebration will be videotaped to be shown on September 25, at IBC 13 from 9:00 to 10:00am.
In lieu with this, the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities Inc., headed by KCFAPI President Alonso Tan is encouraging all the councils to co-sponsor this Eucharistic celebration by donating the amount of P500.00.
The funds will be used to pursue the Charities’ goal to help realize the beatification of Fr. Willmann and provide support to the charitable activities such as religious scholarship; providing doctorate studies; organizing a retreat or recollection; and printing of highly relevant pamphlets on the Seven Sacraments and Freemasonry.
Originally established as Fr. Willmann Fund for Seminarians and then merged with Christopher Foundation, the entity was expanded in 2000 to become KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. Its Articles of Incorporation was amended on 15 April 1998.
Since 1990’s, various activities and initiatives have been accomplished to serve the furtherance of the cause of Fr. Willmann.
For more information please call telephone number 527-2223 loc. 230 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Yen Ocampo
The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines express their deepest condolences to the death of Supreme Secretary Emilio B. Moure.
The Supreme Secretary of the Order of the Knights of Columbus died shortly yesterday after battling cancer at the age of 54.
Moure was born in Havana, Cuba but at early age he was moved to United States together with his family. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Long Beach and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in executive management from the University of La Verne.
Moure joined the Knights in January 1985, and was a member of James Cardinal McIntyre Council 6332 and Santiago de Compostela Assembly in California. He began working at the Supreme Council headquarters in April 2007 as Executive Vice President for Business Process Management. In October 2009, he was appointed as Supreme Treasurer, and then in September 2010 he was named Supreme Secretary.
Moure used his talents to organize and implement the Order’s Hispanic programs, such as the Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Guadalupe Festival; and he was also instrumental in forging the Order’s relationship with the Global Wheelchair Association, which provides free wheelchairs to needy individuals around the globe.
Meanwhile, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson described Moure as a trusted colleague and a good friend who always had the growth and welfare of the Order at heart. Anderson added that they will miss Moure’s wise judgment, collegiality, kindness and deep faith with the Lord.
Moure is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rebeca, their two sons, and two grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Supreme Chaplain, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport on Tuesday July 26, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. A memorial service will also be held on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, CA. Yen Ocampo
Filipinos need to produce “millions more votes” to make sure that the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan becomes one of the world’s New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje sounded off this appeal to all Filipinos as the agency held Friday (July 22) a media launch of the PPUR as the country’s sole nominee to the global competition which culminates on 11/11/11 or November 11, 2011.
As of the latest rankings, the PPUR holds the precarious position of seventh place among the 28 finalists in the competition. This was attributed to a slowdown in voting for the river which is considered “one of the jewels” of Palawan, regarded to be one of the country’s last frontiers for environmental conservation.
Although the PPUR currently has “a very good chance of winning,” Paje encouraged Filipinos to aim for a higher ranking by submitting more votes through the internet or short messaging service (SMS) or texting. Voting online, which is allowed only once for each email address, can be done until November 11, 2011 at http://www.new7wonders.com. Meanwhile, cellphone users of all local networks have until September 25 to vote by texting PPUR, PPUR7, or PPUR15 to 2861.
The DENR held the media launch to encourage media practitioners to generate more exposure and help drum up more support for the campaign, both locally and abroad. “Our mass media, through the global information highway, can reach out to millions of Filipinos overseas,” said Paje. “We should bring the PPUR to our countrymen who have not been to Palawan to see the awesome beauty of the river, which took centuries to be crafted by nature.”
Attendees of the media launch were handed copies of a video showing the results of explorations of the PPUR by the Italian geographical association La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche. The video highlights the PPUR’s features, including its complex and valuable karst ecosystem, estuaries, unique formations, and a recently-uncovered Sirenia or sea cow fossil estimated to be 20 million years old.
Paje, who is also the national campaign manager for the public sector, also appealed to all officials of all government agencies and offices to encourage their own employees to “go beyond your publics and spread the word in their neighborhoods.”
The declaration of the PPUR as a wonder of nature would highlight the “great economic potentials” of the country’s ecotourism destinations, as well as call global attention to its high level of biodiversity which are extremely vulnerable to climate change, according to the environment chief.
He called the PPUR as “a symbol of our unity and strength as a nation,” testing the people’s capacity to adopt and promote a common cause. “This is a very special undertaking that will have a long-term impact for our entire country,” he said. “When success finally comes, we can all take pride in contributing to it and pass on that pride, and the responsibility that comes with it, to the next generation.”
The media launch also followed the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 182 declaring a national and international promotion campaign for the PPUR. The proclamation also created a campaign task force, with the Departments of Interior and Local Government and Tourism as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, to vigorously promote and push for the proclamation of PPUR as among the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The search for the New Seven Wonders of Nature was organized by Switzerland-based New7Wonders Foundation in 2007, drawing 440 entries from more than 220 countries. Millions voted for the top 77, which was further narrowed down to 28 finalists for the final phase. PAO, DENR
There will be no classes at all levels – kindergarten, elementary, secondary and college – in Quezon City during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III on Monday (July 25).
On orders of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, the Quezon City government has declared July 25, a no-classes day to ensure the safety and security of school children who will be affected by traffic problems and rallies by pro and anti-government groups during the President’s SONA.
Mayor Bautista directed Division of City Schools officer-in-charge Dr. Corazon Rubio to immediately send a memorandum to all private and public elementary and high schools for proper dissemination of information on the suspension of classes.
At the same time, the mayor also instructed QCPD to properly observe maximum tolerance especially in dispersing protest rallies during SONA.
QCPD is now ready in terms of manpower, logistics and security plan for the SONA on Monday.
QC government also formed logistical and human resource task force led by Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) chief Ret. Gen. Elmo San Diego, which will serve as civilian counterpart to back-up police authorities during the SONA.
A total of 6,806 policemen will be deployed in eight areas in the city including Ever Gotesco, St. Peter Church, Sandiganbayan, Capitol Estate, Times Street, North gate and South gate of House of Representatives, and San Mateo Road in front of Northview Subdivision. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO
In evaluating the impact of the strategic situation which a failed leadership has imposed on our society today, it is imperative for all to recognize that the single most significant and destructive event now confronting our nation, is the presently on-going global financial collapse and the administration’s glaring inability to effect an appropriate response.
Lest our organization and like-minded Filipinos be drawn into debates on political preferences, on anticipated and periodic elections, despite the insidious or expressed manifestations of opportunists among the opposing proponents and among the desperate incumbents, we must continuously and vigorously stress that the fundamental reason for the failure of our leaders to govern and promote our people’s welfare, is their negligence, and cowardice to confront the evil which has imposed its greed on Philippine society, and the rest of humanity.
At present, as Lyndon LaRouche has accurately forecast and repeatedly warned the U.S. leadership and the rest of the world, the financial system of floating exchange rates implemented in 1971-72 by the IMF led financial oligarchy, through the so-called independent central banking system, is in an irreversible mode of disintegration, precipitating a massive international banking crisis of historical proportions.
As evidenced by bubble blow-ups of highly leveraged derivatives investments, monumental hedge funds losses, and real estate mortgage bond collapses in continental Europe and the U.S., in which most if not all governments, including our own, are speculative investors, present civilization is now confronted with the distinct possibility of a new dark age—the gravity of which shall be unprecedented in human history.
In a futile effort to camouflage hundred trillions of losses, US Federal Reserve, Central Bank of Europe and that of Japan, have embarked in a hyper-inflationary activity, printing monetary aggregates, as stimulus packages, giving the false impression of activity and life in the world’s speculative markets. The rest of the world’s governments will immediately follow suit in their desperate attempt to buy time. Expect prices of all commodities , basic or otherwise, especially oil and oil based products, to very rapidly increase, and a subsequent dramatic deterioration of government’s capability to defend the population from disease and starvation.
Our collective leadership, in government, business and the academe, can no longer ignore the magnitude of the economic and financial crisis which demands immediate attention requiring the highest moral and intellectual competence. Despite the political manipulations and complexities created by the politicians, and the likes of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, resigned or unresigned Cabinet members, and a slew of greedy opportunists, we must understand and acknowledge the grave errors of policy; muster the courage to cause a fundamental shift; and implement all required defensive and strategic measures to counter the imminent destruction of our society.
It is time to assert our nation’s economic sovereignty, not just on moral grounds, but as a scientific justification, that for an economy to survive and prosper, the people must have priority. It is this appreciation of the principle of general welfare, as exemplified by Argentina’s Nestor Kirschner, and Malaysia’s Mahatir, which has shown to the world that indeed, there is life after the IMF.
In order to accomplish this state of readiness, we must take determined steps to strengthen the institutions which comprise the three main branches of government. This democratic system is what has been proven to be most responsive to direct intervention by the citizenry. Admittedly, these have failed our people in many and various issues. But the principle of checks and balance, whatever the political pressure exerted or incentives offered, still continues to function. Those officials who abuse the implicit trust granted to them by the people to occupy these institutions, are eventually removed, while certain immoral and onerous legislative proposals like the EVAT or the EPIRA, and CHA-CHA, are subjected to contentious debates, the implementation of which can still be postponed, denied, or repealed.
Some Filipinos who sponsor the recent proposals of constitutional changes (CHACHA), specifically aimed at replacing our form of government from the American inspired presidential system to that of the European parliamentary system, ought to be made aware, that dubious interests who advocate the same changes, betray the workings of sinister minds, taking full advantage of a desperate and confused population, to tie the noose of fascism, which permanently establishes themselves and their kind, as de facto dictators. It’s a system more easily manipulated, devoid of built-in controls, which gave rise to Adolf Hitler, and other current fascist leaders working to institutionalize a one world government. They who propose this “system change,” whose motive is to subvert the people’s will, and deliver our country in to the hands of globalists, should be exposed for what they truly are; neo-fascists, and surrogates of evil. To appease their gods, we are offered as human sacrifices.
Unless the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (League of Filipino Democrats), in fulfilling our mission, together with like-minded Filipino patriots, remain vigilant and committed to carve out a future for our youth; provide not just the continuance, but the basis for the improvement of quality of life of future generations; act in solidarity with all other worldwide historical individuals to save humankind from self-destruction, this present civilization as we know it to be, shall not survive the coming onslaught.
We call on all Filipinos, to act in accordance with man’s true nature, created in the Image and Likeness of God, with inherent powers of cognition, and capacity to promote the common good, to actively participate in this process of securing the future of our country. We enjoin all patriots to vigorously cause the elimination of all political and economic policies which violate the inalienable rights of man. We challenge the Filipino youth, to demand from your elders, the opportunity to realize your dreams of a society based on Truth, Justice and Peace.
Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP)
League of Filipino Democrats
LaRouche Youth Movement—Philippines (LYM)