Ang Kalatas Volume III November 2012 Digital Edition

Volume 3 Number 2 Distributed across Sydney metropolitan area and environs | www.kalatas.com.au AQUINO UNVEILS STATUE OF RIZAL President Benigno Aquino draws the cover off Jose Rizal statue at Campbelltown’s Rizal Park. (ANG KALATAS PHOTO) November 2012 • $1.00 Cardinal Antonio Tagle (MNS PHOTO) Aquino welcomes elevation of Manila Archbishop Antonio Tagle to Cardinal of Catholic Church SYDNEY, Australia, Oct 26 (Mabuhay) -President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the recent elevation of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle as the new Cardinal of the Catholic Church in the Philippines by Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican. “Archbishop Tagle is somebody I really admire from way back, and it’s really a credit to what he has done for the church and for its followers to be recognized and given this singular honor. And we applaud the decision of the Vatican in naming him as Cardinal,” President Aquino said in an interview by the Philippine media delegation Thursday evening here. Tagle, 55, succeeded Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales to become the 32nd Archbishop of Manila. He is widely known for his conservatism and charismatic nature, highlighting many social issues in the country with emphasis on helping the poor and the needy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Divinity from Ateneo and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree at the Loyola School of Theology before completing a Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of America from 1987 to 1991, Summa cum Laude. Tagle’s selection as cardinal by the Vatican adds to the euphoria that thousands of Filipinos still have following the recent canonization of the second Filipino saint, San Pedro Calungsod, on October 21. (MNS) SYDNEY, Australia - Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III, assisted by Premier of New South Wales the Honourable Barry O’Farrell MP and Campbelltown City Mayor Sue Dobson, unveils the statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in a ceremony at the Rizal Park, Rosemeadow on October 26, 2012 during his State Visit to Australia. The five meter bronze statue was made and donated by well known artist, sculptor and designer, Eduardo Castrillo, who also made the tallest monument of our national hero in Calamba City, Laguna. The sculpture monument portrays Rizal during his colorful stay in Europe, holding the first book he wrote entitled ‘NOLI ME TANGERE’. The President’s visit aims to pursue closer and broader relations based on a long history of cooperation, common interests and shared values between the Philippines and Australia. The Philippines is also among the top 10 source countries for recent migrant arrivals in Australia where there are about 224,000 Filipinos. (MNS) Full coverage of Aquino’s State visit on page 12 Jose Mari Chan enthralls his fans Story on page 19 Jose Mari Chan in Blacktown. (PHOTO BY O’BRIEN)