Minggu, 06 Februari 2011

Luchie Mendoza Allen A New Beginning

THE individuals of America have spoken. Whether or not they’re democrats, liberals or conservatives who received fed up with the Grand Aged Social gathering, the elections on Tuesday was a referendum on the leadership of President Bush and the way Congress is being run from the Republican Party.

Clearly, the Americans, or at least those that trooped to the polls and allow their voices be heard, are sick and tired of the GOP, which swept to energy in 1994. Those that have been declaring that they had been normally proper received it all wrong, including disgraced former house speaker Tom DeLay who said the Democrats didn’t win. The Republicans lost. There is possibly a great basis for that. Having said that, it ought to also happen to them that possibly the Republican base has had enough of corruption, ethical malpractices, and overconfidence within the part in the Bush administration, and because the Americans want to bring the troops home from Iraq.

The results on the elections are also a repudiation on the claim that a victory on the democrats indicates a win from the terrorists. No stupid American would, democrat or not, would subscribe to that concept. It’s just dumb. Didn’t they know that even if they are liberals, they're nonetheless Americans?; the Constitution need to be upheld even to those who need to hurt us?; and that they will need to have already been much more morally accountable in their conduct whether or not political or individual?

As of Wednesday, we now have learned the Senate has fallen into the fingers from the Democrats. Hence, a Home and Senate beneath the Democrats make Bush a lameduck president, who has currently started cleansing his administration using the substitute of Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld with former CIA Director Robert Gates as possibly a indication that he, finally, is starting to listen. The most effective transfer the president has carried out this early, as we really should all depart the elections behind and start fresh.

Right here at Diaryo Pilipino as well as the rest with the Filipino-American neighborhood, we hope that having a Democratic leadership within the House of Representatives, an immigration reform will ultimately pass. We expect that undocumented immigrants will likely be in a position to arrive out of the shadows and be legalized. As for your others, a guest worker program becoming innovative by President Bush will even be a welcome respite for those that cannot even get an ID, drive a vehicle and open a financial institution account for the reason that they can not safe a legitimate social safety amount.

Needless to say, there's much to be accomplished as far because the immigration reform is worried. Numerous Americans favored the border fence and they also have reservations in granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants, which can be how they translate the immigration reform. They could not have stated it in Tuesday’s elections as Iraq appeared to be the main problem of your voters, but there is clear indication that there are actually also many Americans who recognize that undocumented immigrants are no terror menace.

In addition, many anti-immigrant lawmakers are already reelected, including Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo and Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrener, the latter authored the bill that categorized illegal immigrants as criminals. Tancredo has proven that he is angry at these immigrants, specifically right after holding massive rallies in Chicago and Los Angeles, and was probably the most influential within the passage with the border fence bill and for blocking President Bush’s immigration reform.

In Arizona, 4 propositions were accepted overwhelmingly, all anti-immigrant measures, even though the people behind them didn’t make any appeals towards the voters, allow by yourself a single Tv advertisement. Alternatively, however, the association of American immigration attorneys is much more bullish that they think that ultimately a complete immigration reform will develop into a reality sooner than later on. They really “celebrated day and night,” when I asked an immigration lawyer on their reaction to Tuesday’s mid-term elections, particularly to the matter of immigration reform. I guess they know much better.

We shouldn’t rejoice just yet. We need to remind our newly-elected lawmakers the time has arrive for any actual immigration reform.

Luchie Allen is the CEO of the Filipino American newspaper Balita Media, Inc founded in 1992.

Selasa, 25 Januari 2011

The Truth About Luchie Mendoza Allen

There are things being said about Luchie Mendoza Allen that are simply not true. A man by the name of Joel Bander is slandering her online and there could not be a more vindictive person online who has dedicated his time bashing not only Luchie Allen but others as well. The video below is proof that Joel Bander is killing a community of people right before their very own eyes. It’s about time people stood up to him and even more so now.

Kamis, 20 Januari 2011

The Philippine Dream

(June 9, 2006) IT WAS almost certainly during my late elementary days when I heard the phrase “American Dream.” During these days, Amerika was a lot more described since the land of milk and honey, not significantly of an chance, as the Philippines was still enjoying a P7-$1 exchange.

You'll find things being mentioned about Luchie Mendoza Allen that are basically not true. A guy through the title of Joel Bander is slandering her on the web and there couldn't be a much more vindictive person online who has devoted his time bashing not only Luchie Mendoza Allen but other people as well. The video beneath is proof that Joel Bander is killing a community of men and women proper before their really own eyes. It is about time people stood as much as him and also far more so now.

Where I grew up, in the small Novaliches barrio, I was one with the more “privileged” ones as I liked playing with “Made in USA” toys, courtesy of my mom, who left us (virtually for good) for your United States in search, I guess, on the so-called greener pastures. My t-shirts had been “stateside,” so were some of the canned products that were proudly shown in our China cabinet, which was tailor-made by carpenters to match the aesthetics of our two-storey home, along with “imported” chocolate powdered drink, juice, Child Ruths, etc.

A set of Scorching Wheels vehicles and a total three-yard lengthy and two-feet wide race track created me the most preferred kid inside the subdivision where I employed lived, if not inside the whole barrio whose mother and father grew old seeing only rice paddies, cows, carabaos and horses then.

That was in the 70s, when the country was within a “New Society,” back when, in my haste to showcase what we’ve received, I had to put on my Hush Puppies even if they were two sizes bigger than the actual size of my feet. We had pens that had water and things that went up and down, a modest gold statue of Liberty, state banners on our walls and, how could I neglect, tons of Avon products - from Topaze, Charisma to Jasmine - we had it all. I was only in second grade when with out permission, I brought our English Leather perfume, using the wood best cover. I was a display off in class.

With all these stateside goods, you wouldn’t miss your very personal mother. American-made toys, chocolates and things to wear from Uncle Sam had been sufficient to bribe our emotions. As extra and far more Filipinos left for the U.S., I discovered out later that extra and much more kids had things in the exact same, if not far better goods.

The far more imported items I get to view and know, the extra I craved for such things, as well as requested, if not outright demanded, that I’d get the exact same things. Colonial mentality had set in, triggering a deep gorge into my really youthful brain, and that all things American tasted far better, looked better, made better and envied by everybody. And we proudly claim to any of our buddies that my mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, or any relative, was inside the U.S. Not just do we get U.S products, we saw the opportunity of becoming in fact shifting to the U.S., courtesy of immigration petitions filed by our family members on our behalf.

Youthful as I was, we had been suggested not to obtain married early, lest we reduce our petition, our incredibly hope of immigrating to the location where Disneyland was not only a fantasy. Or, ought to I say, our parent’s wishes. Transferring thirty years later, right here I'm, reunited with my family members, except one sister whose petition is tied up within a really lengthy backlog due to the fact she married early (how dare you, sister!). Now all of us are “living” the American Dream. Or, are we, definitely?

If we gauge things materially, majority, if not all, would say indeed, can not argue with that. Since we like things American, it goes with out stating, that hey, what much more are you able to ask for? We are dwelling it. This Saturday, on June ten, local community leaders will collect to celebrate our 108th Philippine Independence Day at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles, donning Barong Filipino wardrobe and feasting on beef or chicken a la carte and will probably be hearing the speech of Senate Bulk Floor Leader Juan Flavier. I expect that he could be reporting on what the country has accomplished or trying to obtain, exactly where the nation is heading and what we can do to assist.

Assist, probably the most abused word each time a Filipino congressman, senator, or federal government official arrives for any go to and dialogues using the Filipino-American group. Properly, some of us do, even though we're generally acknowledged for that dollars we remit to our property region, simply because if we do not, the guests may not have something to speak about except beg.

We give simply because we toil. We support because we are able to. It is all mainly because of the American Dream. If only I could be the guest speaker, then I'd inform the Filipino-American local community that, these days, we will no longer desire of leaving for your United States, we'll start our quest and reside the Philippine Dream.

Luchie Mendoza Allen is the CEO of the Filipino American newspaper Balita Media, Inc founded in 1992.