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The SPOTLIGHT By W. T. I wish I were young again! Reason? Why, just look at -tho up and coming younger set and see it I am wrong. I have been debating by my sell, and I have not come to a conclusion yet. as to who is more fascinating of the two Garcia. sis tens—Juanita and Merly. Pos‘ sessing a distinctive alluring La tin charm and the typical frank ness 0! Yankee beauty, I bet you can't tell who of the two is closer to any regal honor. Juanita attends the Lincoln High as a sephomore and Beverly goes to Bagley. Both in their middle teens, they are the jewels of their proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Garcia who reside at 1552 N. 38th Court. Seattle. WINNER Young and vivacious Ginny Florendo. who won the award (a gold medal) in declamatlon contest during the Rizal Day commemoration program. Recit ing Rizal'o “My Last Farewell." Ginny exhibited a talent preg nant with rich possibilitlel. All who heard her recite the lm mortal poem were unanimous in the opinion that her delivery was the best ever heard In a Seattle Rizal Day program In the loot fifteen years. Fresh Vegetables, Lunch Meat Canned Foods .Ice Cream Cigars , Cigarettes 616 King St. Seattle. Wash. Free Dolivary 'Alex Cabaccans, Mgr. L. A. momma: Attnrney at Law ‘ 323 Railway Exch. mag. 2nd-Cherry Seatm‘. 4. Wgah. ELlot 0700 The Home of Good Photography HENRY H. MIYAKE a. Jack-on Bt. Ha. HA. an Seattle 4 Washington Diary (Editor’s Note: Our rambling reporter by this time is recklessly rambling among Nippon roses. so to ﬁll up the space for Chinatown Whispers, we are publishing Wash ington Diary, just for thi; iuue.) 1 We happened to be around the lnational capital the midle of Jan uary. The weather being excep tionally excellent for winter. we maxed to pay little visits to Washington, New York, Philadel phia. and small communities in the vicinity. We paid our respects to the of ficials oi the Embassy of the Re public of the Philippines on 1617 Mass. Ave. N. W. We met former acquaintances and friends at the embassy. Among them, Dr. Mel qquiades Gamboa, former secre tary of the University of the Phil ippines, now First Secretary of the Embassy; Dr. Roman Übaldo, formerly with the Philippine Con sulate at San Francisco. now a trainee in the State Department; Mr. Constants Batoon. and sev eral others. We chatted on offi cial business with Mr. Thomas G. de Castro. Second Secretary of the Embassy. Vincent P. Pilivn, Jorge M. Dumlao and I had the honor to have luncheon with the Minister Counselor to the Philippine Am bassador. We met his family" We were proud to meet Mrs. Narciso Ramos. formerly a college in structm- in Manila and ”the in women's club activities in the Philippine metropolis. We were not able to meet the Philippine Ambassador to the United States. He was rather in di‘sposed on the day we called at the Embassy, but his right-hand man, Minister-Counselor Narcisco Ramos, received us very cordially. Mr. Ramos was formerly assem_ bllyman from the sth district of Pangasinan. We. met Dr. Diosdado M. Yap, an old friend, still busy with his Bataan Wm; and his Bataan Enterprise. Inc. Dr. Yap is the man that works and does things. Incllentally , I met Lolita L. Rue-ca, a cousin of mine who is a recent arrival in Washington. D. C. She ‘was not yet born when I left home. so the meeting was a.“ pleasant surprise to both of us. We visited in New York, the Empire State Building and the Rocker-teller Foundation. “'9 were absorbed in the city‘s im mensity. We met former Seattle If you are looking for good Filipino dishes, we have ihem If you desire prompt service, you'll get if OUR CUSTOMERS ARE ALWAYS SATISFIED C 50! 6th Ave. South Seattle, Wash, VICTOR ESTIGOY, Manager 1' American and m'ental DuEes ¢ 9 1 DOUBLE AA CAFE ! Featuring Juicy Stegk Dlnnem—Homo-mnde Chill Q Encheladu g 713 Pine Street SEnera 9826 1 "Service With a Smnn" g MR. AND MRS. EMILIANO FRANCISCO. Proprietou Watch - (‘nmrra - Radio - Refrigerator - Typewriter CHIHARA JEWELRY COMPANY EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS ' ﬂ GEO. 1. mm - on JACKSON 81'. Phone an. m; homo, Wuh‘ THE FILIEINiQi FORUM By V. A. V. men: Clem Oliver-as, Aniceto Oli_ veras, Mr. and Mrs. Mamerto Von. tux-a, Prooopio Victorisno and others. In Philadelphia we met con— genial Filipino oldtimers. Pioneer among them was Mr. Agrlpino Juacian, who arrived in that city in 1909 and was the founder of the Filipino Association of Phila delphia, Inc. He is of course set_ tied down with an American wife and now the proud grandfather: of lovely little ones. There was Mr. Apolonio Pam buena, from Zambales, also an old-timer .in the Quaker City. Settled down with an Irish wife, Mr. Pambuena has a lovely Idaughter who recited Rizal’s “My Last Farewell." during the recent Rizal Day program in that city. Also Mr. and Mrs. Dan Monillas and daughter. We met Philippine government pensionados at the University of Pennsylvania: Drs. Antonio Sison, Jr., Herrera and Cruz. Also Miss Felicidad Salcedo. graduate nurse from the Philippine General Hos pital, taking hospital administra tion and supervision at the Phila delphia General Hospital. “'9 met congenial people every. where, but we are exceptionally grateful to the Filipino Associa tion of Philadelphia for giving no a splendid dinner at the Cathay. a de luxe chop suey house in downtown Philadelphia. We were tired but enjoyed im mensely the trips and the hospi tality or countrymen in the east ern states; BE WHAT YOU l 8 “Don’t be what you ain’t; Jes’ be what you is, 'Cause If you ll not what you am. Den .you am not what you 11. If you is jeg’ a little tadpole. .Don’t try to be a frog; If you in jes’ de tail, Don't try to be the dog. You con pass the plate If you can't exhort and preach. If you is jes‘ a pebble. Don’t try to be a beach. - Don't be what you ain't; Jeu' be what you it. ’Cause dc man that play: It square Am wine to get his. It isn’t what you has been, It’s what you now am ll.” Ramadan [346042991 A successful benefit dance was sponsored by the Kitsap County Filipino Club on Dec. 24, 1946 at the Civic Center. Tne‘l'Serenad ers" from the U. 8. Army Trans port-General Freeman furnished the music. . Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Satur nino Abad of Bremerton sym- Offize SE. 0281 Res. PR. 8616 Office Hours: 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Week Days Evenings by Appointment GENERAL SURGERY - GYNECOLOGY and OBSTETRICS - GENITAL and RECTAL DISEASES - NERVOUS DISEASES L X-RAY Room 110 Jackson Bldg. (Upstairs) ngo 10 Cent Store 6th and Jackson Seattle, Wash, WWW/v FLOWERS FOR WEDDINGS FLOWERS FOR BANQUETS FLOWERS FOR FUNERALS Your Patronage Appreciated 7th and Jackson EL. 7166 STRICTLY DELICIOUS FOODS ' 655 KING 31'. SEATTLE Home of Famous Chinese and American Foods MAIN 7372 _ PHONE CALLS GROCERIES and VEGETABLES 25 years a friend and servant of the Filipino people. A complete line of Meats, Fish and Groceries for our . . . FILIPINO ALLIES 656 King Street Telephone ELIot 3285 Seattle, Wash. DON TING CAFE AND ANNEX CHINESE AND AMERICAN DISHES "Fine Food to Take Home" 509 Seventh Ave. S. Show 9086 SEATLE 4. WASH. To All Our Filipino Friends Best Wishes for Happiness & PrOSperity for the Year 1947 O ASTORIA & PUGE'I' SOUND CANNING CO. Puget Sound and Alaska CANNED SALMON Ofﬁce. 313 Hmla Building Balsam 4, Want: January, 19. pathized with them in the] of their home and other proper which was burned down early January. The firemen came ra too late to save the house. were given financial assistance the Ifltsap County Filipino (3‘ and the Quezon Lodge, No. 3. the Grand Order Eyes of Philippines.