NABA 2014 Back Again in Glendale Heights for Basketball Fanatics


Fil-Am Basketball of Glendale Heights is once again a host city for the 27th Annual Intercity Basketball tournament of North American Basketball Association (NABA) which will be held on Labor Day Weekend on August 29-31 at five difference accessible locations and sports centers namely Glendale Heights Sports Hub, Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center, Downers Grove Park District, College of DuPage, and Downers Grove High School 99.


This momentous event is headed by Dr. Ron Damasco, the outstanding NABA Commissioner since 1986 when this organization was founded and assisted by his colleagues Dr. Sonny Albano as the executive director of U.S., and Mr. Frank Pendon and Mr. Gani Gregorio as the executive directors of Canada.


This huge tournament is participated by more than 25 cities all over North America, Canada, Europe. With the great support of all city directors, especially under the leadership and excellent effort of John Quines, the city director of Glendale Heights, and the whole team of Fil-Am Basketball, namely Lio Uy, the Fil-Am president, Jun Villanueva and Rudy Quines as NABA Advisors, this tournament will be successful and memorable to all of us.


We are inviting you to come and join and celebrate with us for there will be exciting games played by more than 15 levels of divisions ranging from 8 yrs old to 45 yrs. To all participants, parents, watchers, visitors, if you are interested to stay during this three day event, make your reservation now at Westin Hotel and Hyatt Place at Lombard, IL. For more information and inquiries, log on to our website at, or contact John Quines at 312-488-9532 or email at


Philippine Consulate General in Chicago presents new web site


The official website of the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will migrate to the Philippine Government Webhosting Service (GWHS).

Effective 11 July 2014, the Consulate will stop using and its new official web address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) shall be


The new website will bear the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) standard web design and features. It will be fully operational once migration is completed with all the relevant information and downloadable forms found in its current website.

The public is likewise reminded that they can reach the Consulate during office hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) through the following contact details:


Tel. No. (312) 583-0621
- Documentation: ext. 12
- Dual Citizenship: ext. 11
- Passport: ext. 16 and 21
- Visa and Cultural Section: ext. 13
Fax No. (312) 583-0647


They can also send letters or emails and follow the latest programs, activities and projects, as well as news releases and advisories, of the Consulate at:

122 S. Michigan Ave. #1600 Chicago, IL 60603. Email:
Website: (starting July 11)


Under Administrative Order No. 39 issued by the Office of the President, all government offices, as well as inter-agency collaborations, programs and projects are directed to migrate their websites to GWHS within a year from 12 July 2013. •

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The Best Philippine President since 1946


By Mariano “Anong” Santos
PINOY Editor/Publisher
















Gawad Kalinga Founder Antonio Meloto (last row, standing middle in blue shirt) joins GK volunteers and advocates at Little Quiapo Restaurant in one of the gatherings he attended during his visit in Chicago July 7-8. (PINOY Photo by Edna Pavel)


Is the Philippines a nation of sado-masochists? Turn on your TFC or go online and get the latest news back home and one would think that conditions have gone from bad to worse. The third impeachment was filed against President Noynoy Aquino. His poll rating has plummeted to a near all-time low.


Yet the president of the World Bank who just visited the country profusely praised the economic achievements of the Philippines and boldly predicted that it is moving to be the top Asian tiger in terms of economic growth. Jim Yong Kim also happily noted the success of the Aquino Administration's fight against corruption.


Are Kim's high marks reliable? Of course, they are and they are objectively important. They come from an unbiased outsider-- untarnished perspective of one who is not enmeshed in local affairs. Who dared before to impeach a corrupt Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? Or get rid of the wily Juan Ponce Enrile?

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Inaction and Inertia in Capitol Hill

By Jon Melegrito

The 113th Congress may be taking a five-week summer recess August 1, but it doesn't mean partisan sniping will stop. Both parties are clearly posturing for the mid-term elections, pandering to their respective base. Republican intransigence takes the greater blame, however, for the dysfunction that has afflicted Washington.


Thanks to inaction by the Republican-led House, comprehensive immigration reform is dead. Not this year, anyway. And even less likely next year when partisans will be more fixated with scoring political points than overhauling the nation's broken immigration system.


Gone is the euphoria of April 2013 when the Senate at least summoned enough bipartisan spirit to pass what everyone thought was a practical solution. Immigrant rights advocates were hopeful, only to be disappointed yet again.


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Jon Melegrito's Letter from Washington is PINOY's August Editorial


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