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The Bigger Picture

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Fruit of Summer


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ITH the barrage of summer tourism activities being promoted by the Department of Tourism (DOT), will the eco-systems in these tourist attractions be remain invi-

DOT Region 11 director Art Boncato said in a press conference held at Seda Abreeza Hotel last Tuesday that despite the developments and the horde of tourists coming to these tourist destinations, the preservation of the environment is still “on top of our minds.” The major natural tourism destination that tourists will go to is the Island Garden City of Sammal, he said. Boncato said, “We (DOT) have a convergence project with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to develop the roads of Samal. Even at the grassroots level, this convergence has given the Davao region

the highest national budget last 2012 if P1.7 billion.” For the protection and preservation of the environment, the DOT also has a convergence project with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said Boncato. “The DENR has a more defined role on how to sustain tourist destinations and preserve the eco-system,” he said. He cited the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB), and The Protected Areas and Wildlife Division Region 12 (PAWD-12) as examples of how convergence can make things work. FA BALANCING ACT, 10


By EJ Dominic Fernandez Photo by Lean DavaL Jr.


Rotary aims polio eradication in PHL


HROuGH its PolioPlus program established in 1985, Rotary International (RI) District 3860 is embarking on a campaign for polio eradication in the Philippines. RI District 3860 governor-elect Edgar Chiongbian told media during a press briefing last Friday at Grand Regal Hotel, that the Rotary club will intensify the PolioPlus program in the country by giving free vaccines to children. “In every RI District, we have different teams to facilitate in the giving of vaccines, especially in far-flung areas to attain our ‘zero polio’ goal,” he explained.

To date, the organization has contributed more than uS$700 million -- a figure that will rise to more than $850 million by the time the world is certified free of polio. Rotary club members, a.k.a. Rotarians, provide valuable support in the field during National Immunization Days and work diligently to secure essential political and financial support from both polio-free and polio-affected governments. Doctor Ibarra Panopio, District Rotary Foundation Club president, said the club focuses on polio eradication for it also ravages our country. “We also would like to


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BUDGET PICNIC. This family finds contentment in a simple way for a summer getaway--a morning dip together at the Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

PHL Navy ready for polls By Che Palicte


OMMODORE Isabelo Gador, outgoing commander of Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), said their support for the May 2013 elections will consist of deploying five vessels to transport precint count optical scan (PCOS) machines and Commission on Elections (Comelec) personnel to critical areas. Gador bared this during the weekly Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) last Friday, saying that the Navy, in-

cluding Marines, had been deployed two weeks before election day, adding that two vessels are in Sarangani to respond to areas between Sarangani, Balut Islands and neighboring areas while two vessels are in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Surigao and another in Cotabato City. “I would just like to clarify that we are under the Eastern Mindanao Command and are deployed in critical areas like Sarangani where the PCOS ma-


chines will be brought to Balut Island,“ he said, adding, “We are well-prepared against election security threats have sufficient personnel for deployment to areas where their services are most needed.” Some of the nine vessels for the elections had to be deployed to Tawi-Tawi because of the Sabah crisis. Gador said the Navy has not encountered any maritime threats that would disrupt the conduct of the May 13

elections, adding that the presence of navy vessels and personnel are enough to thwart any threat to sabotage the elections. “Once they see our vessels, they will be scared,” he added. Meanwhile, Gador, who will take over command of Naval Forces Western Mindanao on May 10, will relinquish his NFEM command to Captain Antonio Habulan in ceremonies at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on May 7.

TESDA gives free training for aspiring Pinoy welders


HE Middle East Industrial Training Institute in the united Arab Emirates (MEITI-uAE) donated P20 million worth of welding equipment and will conduct for free a certified welding inspector preparatory examination seminar through Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on May 13-23 and October 7-18 at the TESDA Regional Training Center-Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center (RTC-KPVTC) in Buhisan, Tibungco, Davao City. Filipino welders will now have a better chance for international recognition as welding inspectors through a comprehensive preparation training

On May 7, 9, 10

institute by the premier government agency on technical education and skills development. TESDA secretary Joel Villanueva told media last Friday at the weekly Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) that Davao City is fortunate for being chosen by the MEITI-uAE. “The first sponsorship was in Vietnam and we’re lucky that Davao City was chosen among all cities and municipalities in the Philippines,” he said. Villanueva bared that the demand for welders globally reach 17,000 to 18,000 every year. “This will give them a proper venue to start an opportunity to find jobs abroad,” he explained,


Water interruption in Buhangin, Matina areas


A SMILE OF RELIEF. The wife of abducted policeman SPO1 Alan Pansoy manages to smile after talking to a leader of the New People’s Army whose group took hostage of her husband while escorting Compostela Valley Province Gov. Arturo Uy on their way home from a political rally in Maco,

Compostela Valley Province last week. The conversation between the two parties was made possible by acting mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. Lean Daval Jr.

AVAO City Water District has scheduled four sets of water service interruption to allow DCWD’s Engineering and Construction crew to work on separate mainline improvement projects. First and second water cuts are both scheduled on May 7 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM affecting different areas. First set will affect Carpio Compound in Buhangin and is needed for the tapping of the newly installed 4-inch diameter Polyvinyl Chloride Pipeline (PVC) to the existing 4-inch diameter PVC pipeline for the mainline improvement at Carpio Compound. Second set will affect some areas in Matina Pangi including Grace

Park Subd., Iñigo Village, Samantha Homes Subd., Mt. Terrace Village and a portion of Matina Pangi Rd. specifically from Orange Grove Subd. to Km.9. DCWD’s crew will tap the newly installed 4-inch diameter PVC pipeline to the existing 8-inch diameter PVC pipeline for the mainline improvement at Mt. Terrace Village in Matina Pangi. Third water cut is scheduled on May 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM affecting some areas in Toril including a portion of De Guzman St. (from the Juan Dela Cruz St. corner to the Rasay St. corner), Doña Saturnina St. and B.B. Homes Subdivision. This water cut is needed for the tapping of the newly installed 100mm FWATER INTERRUPTION, 10



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Youth group bares Team PNoy online survey manipulation

HE youth group Anakbayan revealed yesterday that certain senatoriables belonging to the ‘Team Pnoy’ slate are manipulating Internet surveys to create a false impression of their popularity and winnability. Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of Anakbayan, called the manipulation of survey results as part of what he called ‘Oplan 12-0’, a plan by the Aquino administration to rig the results of the 2013 elections. “With the Automated Election System, or AES, having been proven to conduct its electronic version ofdagdag-bawas in last year’s public tests, and the COMELEC refusing to review the computer program of the AES machines, there is no guarantee that the results spitted out by the AES reflect the actual will of the voters. In this scenario, the survey results are simply meant to condition the public into accepting the fraudulent outcome of the elections” he said. The youth group positively identified at

least one candidate, Ramon ‘Jun’ Magsaysay Jr., as conducting survey manipulation, with two other bets from the same slate as having been identified as ‘benefiting’ from the same operation. In an investigation conducted by Anakbayan’s Public Information Department, the online poll of a certain online news website was examined after Magsaysay rose to the top position in a matter of hours last week, with the two other bets under suspicion also surging to the within the top five positions. In the actual site of the said poll, majority of the ‘comments’ posted expressed support for Magsaysay. However, these ‘commentators’ were linked to profiles in the social networking site ‘Facebook’ which did not reflect the identity of a real human being. Some of the characteristics of the said ‘dummy accounts’ included: they were all created in the month of April, they contained no content except Magsaysay election paraphernalia, and that they did not have

any Facebook friends or pictures to corroborate their existence offline. Made in the uSA? Crisostomo compared the operation to the practice of ‘sock-puppetry’, a method which was exposed by British and u.S newspapers several years ago as used by the u.S mili-

tary and many Western corporations to control adverse public opinion online. In ‘sock-puppetry’, a handful of ‘online operators’ create hundreds of accounts in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter (also known as the ‘sock puppets’) and used to engage in online con-


igence and competence in serving the public interest,” said Ocampo in a statement. “Particularly commendable was his firm determination to uncover, document, and recommend the prosecution of accountable

public officials in the nefarious P750 million fertilizer fund scam under the Arroyo government, added Ocampo. Ocampo recalled that former Sen. Magsaysay supported the call of the workers for legislated substantial wage hikes

and increased support for Filipino farmers. “He champions rural industrialization as an important program for economic development, said Ocampo. “He deserves to be returned to the Senate,” Ocampo concluded.

growing a social volcano because almost half of the unemployed are Filipinos aged 18 -24 years, the ages when we continuously encourage their ambitions and fuel their dreams,” Zubiri said. “Likewise, the government has failed to create enough high-quality jobs to retain our skilled workers and professionals here, where we also need their services because of the lower pay and much less benefits given by local employers”, Zubiri added. “Marami rin po ng mga nagbabanat ng buto ngunit nananatiling ma-

hirap. Noong 2003, ang mga magsasaka, mangingisda at naghahanapbuhay sa kagubatan ay bumubuo sa 41.5 porsiento ng mga mahihirap na manggagawa. Ang kanilang kita ay hindi sapat upang mabili ang pinakasimpleng pagkain, damit at bahay. At, ang nakakagambala ay mahigit 60 porsiento sa nagtatrabaho sa bukid, pangisdaan at kagubatan ay part-time lang ang trabaho. Nakakalungkot, dahil hanggang ngayon, marami tayong kababayan na isang kahig, isang tuka. “Karamihan din sa ating mga manggagawa

ay nakakapit sa patalim. Dahil sa contractualization ay walang kasiguruhan sa trabaho, lalu na sa Construction na 1 sa 10 ay nawawalan ng trabaho at sa Wholesale and Retail at Food Service na tig-5 buwan lang ang mga kontrata.” “We badly need strong and effective programs and policies that would provide wide opportunities and generate employment for the people. This is a challenge for this government and Congress to double up work on the laws including labor protection and poverty eradication,” Zubiri stressed.

SHORT CHAT. Acting Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and re-electionist Rep. Mylene Garcia enjoy a short chat with former senator Aquilino Pimentel at the Grand Men Seng Hotel in Magallanes Street, Davao City before heading to a

campaign rally recently. Also seen in the photo is executive assistant to the vice mayor Lawrence “Bong” Go. Lean Daval Jr.

versations to create the impression of pro-military, pro-corporate, and pro-Western sentiment. Aside from Magsaysay, the ‘sock puppets’ in the above-mentioned online poll also expressed their support for other Team Pnoy candidates like Risa Hontiveros and Bam

Aquino. “Wala na silang pinatawad. They are not content with purchasing results from SWS and Pulse Asia. Now, they want to dominate even the polls which are relatively transparent and reliable than those by the two survey firms” said Crisostomo.

Bayan Muna endorses Jun Magsaysay Aquino endorsement AyAN Muna president Satur C. Ocampo endorses former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. for election back to the Senate. “In his previous term as senator, Jun Magsaysay showed a high degree of integrity, dil-

Government told, double up work on jobs


NA senatorial candidate Migz Zubiri calls on the government to double their efforts in arresting unemployment and growing poverty among workers. Latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey revealed that Filipino adults without jobs have increased to 10 percent from 10.1 million recorded at the end of 2012 to 11.1 million. By age group, joblessness was highest among those in the 18-24 age group with a total percentage of 49.6 percent from 47.6 in 2012. “We are dangerously


boosts Akbayan

KBAyAN Party-list yesterday welcomed the endorsement made by President Benigno Aquino III to the partylist group. According to Akbayan, Aquino’s endorsement is a big boost for its electoral campaign. However, it said its track record for the past 15 years in Congress is the most crucial factor that must be considered. “We certainly welcome President Aquino’s endorsement. It definitely gives our campaign a big boost. It also speaks to the strength of our partnership with the President on issues of good governance, accountability, and institutional reform. But apart from the endorsement, we’d like to think that our track record for the past 15 years speaks for itself. We principally serve at the behest of our constituents: the millions of ordinary Filipinos who want fundamental reforms in our society,” Akbayan national spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said. Gutierrez said while his group and Aquino don’t always see eye to eye on different issues, their relation-

ship is “hale and hearty.” “It’s true that we have taken a divergent position with the President on issues such as our unrelenting support for the Security of Tenure bill, but when we are of the same position on other equally important issues, we have shown the same consistent determination,” Gutierrez said. Gutierrez pointed to Akbayan’s strong position against corruption, defense of the West Philippine Sea, and the passage of the RH law, as among the issues which were also strongly advocated by Aquino. “From the start, we all know that there will be a divergence of positions on how to pursue reforms. There will definitely be disagreements. But we see these as opportunities to popularize and organize consensus on our alternatives, stimulate discourse, and break out of preconceived notions,” Gutierrez said. Akbayan vowed to use a fresh term in Congress to pass more laws that would strengthen and complement the reforms passed during the past three years.



6 THE ECONOMY Stat Watch

1. Gross National Income Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

5.4 4th Qtr 2012

2. Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

6.8 4th Qtr 2012

3. Exports 1/ 4. Imports 1/ 5. Trade Balance 6. Balance of Payments 2/ 7. Broad Money Liabilities

USD 3,969.51 million Dec 2012 USD 5,135.46 million Nov 2012 USD -1,585 million Nov 2012 USD -209 million Mar 2012 P 5,171,689 million Dec 2012

8. Interest Rates 4/

3.6 % Jan 2013 P155,308 million Nov 2012 P 5,381 billion Nov 2012

9. National Government Revenues 10. National government outstanding debt 11. Peso per US $ 5/

P 40.67 Feb 2013

12. Stocks Composite Index 6/

6,242.7 Jan 2013

13. Consumer Price Index 2006=100

132.4 Feb 2013

14. Headline Inflation Rate 2006=100

3.4 Feb 2013

15. Core Inflation Rate 2006=100

3.8 Feb 2013

16. Visitor Arrivals

352,438 Nov 2012

17. Underemployment Rate 7/

20.9% Jan 2013

18. Unemployment Rate 7/

7.1% Jan 2013

MONTHLY AVErAGE EXCHANGE rATE (January 2012-February 2013) Month Average December November October September August July June May April March February January




40.67 40.73

42.23 41.01 41.12 41.45 41.75 42.04 41.91 42.78 42.85 42.70 42.86 42.66 43.62

43.31 43.64 43.27 43.45 43.02 42.42 42.81 43.37 43.13 43.24 43.52 43.70 44.17

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DCWD explains water rate classification T

HE Board and Management of the Davao City Water District headed by Atty. Eliseo R. Braganza Jr., vice chairperson of the DCWD Board of Directors and in charge of public affairs, appeared before the City Council last week to explain the recently implemented classification of service connections that has the effect of doubling the rate for water consumption of commercial establishments in the city. In almost an hour presentation and open forum, Atty. Eliseo R. Braganza Jr. explained in detail the need to implement increases in water rate and to classify the same to generate funds for enhancement and expansion projects in order to cope with the city’s rapid economic progress. “We must understand that the improvement and expansion projects should be way ahead of the city’s economic and population growth and the only way to materialize it is to generate funds to finance massive development projects through increase in ac-

cordance with law.” According to Braganza, as early as the creation of water districts in 1973 by Presidential Decree 198, water districts are mandated by section 38 of the same law to implement a socialized pricing wherein service connections shall be classified in accordance to usage: commercial, industrial,V governmental and residential. The said law mandates to double the rate of commercial service connections as compared to the rate of residential or government customers per cubic meter. He said that the utility chose to defer the implementation of the classification in the past in order to help the city in encouraging more investors to come in Davao. However, Braganza stressed that the rate for residential and government connections will not be affected. Following the principle things alike should be treated alike, DCWD’s classification was based on the 2009 Philippine Stan-

DAvAo by the numbers

Davao City has

52,717 population aged 65 years old and above, constituting

3.55 percent of the total population. Source: nSo

dard for Industrial Classification (PSIC) and Local Water utilities Administration (LWuA) Manual of Water Rates and other related

EXPLANATION. Atty. Eliseo R. Braganza Jr., vice chair of DCWD’s Board of Directors, explains in detail the need to implement service connection classification and changes in fees to generate funds for DCWD’s expansion and improvement projects.

practices. The massive infrastructure that would be financed by the revenue collected from the implementation of the classification will largely benefit the commercial consumers as they demand for a lot of water. By way of comparison, Braganza illustrated the need to put up more production wells to serve the ballooning demand not only of the residential but commercial consumers saying that one production well extracting an average of 146,500 cubic meters per month, which can serve 7,101 residential connections, could hardly meet the demand of the top 20 high consuming commercial service connections that have a total average consumption of 184, 643 cubic meters per month. [Edjan S. Parreño and Edmarson M. Sola]

Restriction on overloaded vehicles effective June


FFECTIVE June 1, 2013, owners of trucks and trailers will have to abide to the new prescribed gross vehicle weights depending on configuration as the government will continue to enforce the anti-overloading provisions of Republic Act 8794. Both the Secretaries of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as authorized by the law and following consultation with stakeholders has come up with a modifications on the provisions of the implementing rules and regulations of RA 8794 otherwise known as “An Act Imposing a Motor Vehicle user’s Charge (MVuC) on Owners of all Types of Motor Vehicle and for

The decline in consolidated income of the Aboitiz Power Corporation in the first quarter this year due largely to a drop in electricity prices and to a lower volume of electricity sold.


Other Purposes”. According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, the resolution amending IRR of RA 8794 which were published recently on national newspapers of general circulation will give truckers ample time to notify their clients/shippers about new load regulation which has already been increased and ensure proper and effective enforcement and strict observance on the anti-overloading provisions. “We have to protect our road pavements from being damaged by these overloaded trucks and haulers. In some heavily traveled national road sections, we have already increased the thickness of the concrete pavement from 230 mm to 280 mm to withstand the allowable load of hauling trucks

The total initial war chest of Energy Development Corp. which will be utilized to help support the company’s P32billion budget for capital and operating expenses this year and will also be funded the firm’s cash on hand, loans and cash to be generated from operations throughout the year.

and trailers”, said Singson. The amended resolution has set the following maximum allowable gross vehicle weight according to description: 1) truck with 2 axles (6 wheels), 18,000 kilograms (kgs); 2) truck with tandem rear axle 3 axles (10 wheels), 33,300 kgs; 3) truck with tridem rear axle 4 axles (14 wheels), 35,600 kgs; 4) truck-trailer with 2 axles at motor vehicle & 1 axle at trailer (10 wheels), 34,000 kgs; 5) truck-trailer with 2 axles at motor vehicle & 2 axles at trailer (14 wheels), 40,600 kgs; 6) truck-trailer with 2 axles at motor vehicle & 3 axles at trailer (18 wheels), 41,000 kgs; 7) truck-semi-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle & 1 axle at trailer (14 wheels), 39,700 kgs; 8) truck semi-trailer with


The working interest that Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (Kufpec), a subsidiary of Kuwait’s national oil company, has acquired in the joint venture operating the Galoc oil field in offshore Palawan.

3 axles at motor vehicle & 2 axles at trailer (18 wheels), 41,500 kgs; 9) truck semi-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle & 3 axles at trailer (22 wheels) 42,000 kgs; 10) truck-trailer with 2 axles at motor vehicle & 2 axles at trailer (14 wheels), 39,700 kgs; 11) truck-trailer with 2 axles at motor vehicle & 3 axles at trailer (18 wheels), 43,500 kgs; 12) truck-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle & 2 axles at trailer (18 wheels), 43,500 kgs; and 13) truck-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle & 3 axles at trailer (22 wheels), 45,000 kgs. Truck/ trailer owner will be responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is not overloaded while traversing the roadway, from the vehicle’s point of origin up to its final destination. [DPWH]


The total amount of alleged behest loans that the Development Bank of the Philippines extended to businessman Roberto Ongpin in 2009.



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Stockinger parades Lotus F1 car


ilipino-SwiSS racer Marlon Stockinger will sit behind the wheel of the famed Lotus Formula 1 car and give Filipino fans a much-anticipated demo at the first ever Manila Speedshow. The event opened yesterday at the Quirino Grandstand, the starting line for the F1 car demo, and will conclude today at the Mall of Asia Atrium with an adrenaline-pumped exhibition. The event, presented by Globe Tattoo, will also feature luxury car displays. Fans and racing enthusiasts will also get the chance to live the F1 life for a day with the Pit Stop Competition. It will celebrate the emergence of Filipino talent in the global motoring

world—led, of course, by 22-year-old Stockinger, handpicked by the Lotus F1 Team to be part of a group of seven elite junior drivers to train and compete in the sport. “Motorsport can be very daunting for young drivers, particularly everything that occurs away from the track,” said Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier. “We hope to give our drivers the very best preparation possible for their future careers.”

Stockinger has been making waves in the racing world since he first entered Karting competitions in Europe as a teenager. This April, he made his debut at the prestigious 2013 World Series by Renault. The series is the gateway for gifted drivers aspiring to take their place in the F1 world. Shortly after the Manila Speed Show, Stockinger will return to Europe to resume the Formula Renault 3.5 series campaign in Monte Carlo, with several races all over Europe until the season ends in October. The

Lotus F1 Team, formerly Renault, first began racing under the Lotus banner in the 2012 F1 season, where it placed Fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. Its F1 history dates back to the early ‘80s. Racing legend Michael Schumacher won the Drivers’ Championship under the team in 1994 and 1995, while Fernando Alonso did likewise in 2005 and 2006. The team bagged the top Constructors’ honors in both 1995 and 2006. With decades-long history and F1 expertise being made available to him, Stockinger is indeed getting the best training in the world—and it will be no surprise if he soon puts the country on the global motorsport map.

Suzuki PHL launches Alto 800, Swift DZire F

ILIPINO motorists will continue to experience environment-friendly driving and best-in-class mileage as Suzuki Philippines Inc., the only integrated automobile and motorcycle company in the country, recently launches the all new Alto 800 and the Swift Dzire. With the competitive price points of these latest offerings, Suzuki eyes to take a bigger chunk of the market in the subcompact car segment. The Alto 800, a refresh from one of Suzuki’s most popular and fastest-selling cars, exhibits a “wavefront”-designed exterior with elegant and smooth long curves. Styled around the key concepts of safety and utility, the Alto 800 exudes a refined exterior look and feel with fresh and spacious interiors. Taking pride in being over 15 percent more fuel efficient and having 11 percent more torque than the previous Alto, this new model offers best-in-class

mileage with an average of 22.74. With new features designed to create a more comfortable environment, the Alto 800 promises to bring Filipinos better driving experiences. Packed with captivating good looks, the all-new Swift Dzire similarly offers the power and efficiency motorists look for in a car. Its elegant and ergonomically-designed interiors complement its performance features to deliver superior comfort and efficiency. Suzuki’s attention to detail is in full display as seen in its comfort features inside the car, as well as with its unique and elegant exterior features. under the hood, the Swift Dzire is powered by a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) engine that gives better power and efficiency, smooth acceleration, and quicker response for an unforgettable ride. With the addition of the all-new Alto 800 and Swift Dzire, Suzuki bolsters its already formidable line up

with two fuel-efficient and eco-friendly cars. Suzuki Philippines President Satoshi uchida shares, “We are bringing the all-new Alto 800 and the Swift Dzire to the Philippines in line with our commitment to deliver great value cars to the local market. With these latest additions to our line up, we hope to bring more powerful and pleasant driving experiences to our Filipino customers.” Alto 800 STD (Standard) will be available in Silver and White, while Alto 800 DLX (Deluxe) has Red, Gray, Blue and White colors and will retail at P388,000 and P438,000 respectively. The Swift Dzire will come in Blue, Gray, Silver and White colors and will be available at P568,000. Both models are already available at Suzuki dealers near you. For more information about the Suzuki Philippines and these latest car models, please visit http://

2013 SUZUKI RAIDER BREED WARS. Two riders contest the Underbone racing title, switching lanes in two heats during the Suzuki Raider Breed Wars “Kings of Tagum” race in Tagum City Hall recently. Lean Daval Jr.


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Please be careful with my health

ON’T look now, but “magic sugar,” an artificial sweetener banned by the Department of Health due to findings that it causes urinary bladder tumor in laboratory rats, is no longer banned. The DOH’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has revoked its BFAD Advisory No. 200005, which prohibited the importation, distribution and sale of“magic sugar,” which is chemically known as sodium cyclamate, cyclamic acid or calcium cyclamate. Now that the advisory has been lifted, the FDA will allow the use of the controversial ariticial sweetener. However, the agency requires importers, traders and distributors to apply for market authorization from the FDA “to ensure proper labeling and safe use of the product.” The FDA said its decision to lift the ban is based on Codex Standard 192-1995 on Additives Permitted for the use under Specified Conditions in Certain Food Categories or Individual Food Items and other provisions of CODEX General Standards on Food Additives (GSFA). It may be recalled that the Davao City Council, through the initiative of Councilor Pilar C. Braga, passed an ordinance banning the distribution and sale of magic sugar in the city. This is the reason Braga and her Council colleagues invited Ms Deborah Legaspi, a regional officer of the FDA, to its session last Tuesday to explain the agency’s reversal of its stand on the sweetener.


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It appears that several reviews made by the World Health Organization (WHO)/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and European Food Safety Authority reportedly showed that in more than 100 countries, including Europe, Canada and Australia, there have been no safety concerns among its millions of consumers. However, Braga said the lawmakers are not satisfied with the explanation, a reason they are not about to repeal the ordinance. She said the BFAD (old name of FDA) made waves when it declared that magic sugar is hazardous and harmful to health. Now, they are singing a different tune, said P. Braga, adding, “How inconsistent, how unbelievable, how doubtful!” Indeed, as Braga said, the better part of valor is prudence. We believe that the city council should not touch the Braga ordinance unless they are cocksure magic sugar is indeed safe. They ought to invite clinical experts to the session hall and get satisfactory answers to their questions. The FDA should not have lifted the ban just like that. Instead it should have given itself enough time to ascertain the facts. It appears that any delay in reversing the Council’s ordinance banning the sweetener would only inconvenience importers and traders affected by the ordinance who are engaged in business forprofit. It is better to err on the side of caution.



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ife is b e s t enjoyed with a spectrum of interests. When life is just all about our job or all about making money or all about winning an age-old case or grudge, then we miss out. We miss out on the intangibles and finer things. We miss out on living and loving well.Sure, such sentiment may come across as very bourgeois but it is a better truth than giving primacy to function and constantly living in the bottom part of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. And it all begins with the mind. The mind improves with certain concrete actions that we take for granted. It has been said that one is known by the company he keeps. People we associate with significantly affect the progress or retrogress of our minds. If the person you’re with can only talk about the stresses of life, the injustices experienced, the opportunities missed, or heartbreaks survived, then he becomes a black hole wherein light and energy are consumed and forever trapped. Steer clear or risk getting sucked in. Of course, you can always be a sympathetic listener but if this is his way of life, try to run away faster than the speed of light because there is still so much living to be done. The mindset exerts influence on the “heartset”. A mind that does not seek light, more often than not, fails to live and love well. He does not live well because he becomes closed off to the infinite horizon of possibilities. He does not love well because he is not able to step out of himself. It is a given that we are in this world. There is an element of “thrownness” in our humanity. We are thrown into this world along with other human beings. It is thus that we cannot go on being insulated against the rest of the world. When you do not involve yourself with community nor have interests that involve others nor have something that is bigger than your small life, a part of your humanity shrivels in dryness. That is why when you say that you do not need to go to church because you pray privately and personally anyway,then you miss the point of being God’s family. When you say you do not care about politics because it is all the same anyway, then you must not be in society. When you do not do anything to improve yourself because there is no practical need, then better the earth swallow you up whole because you do injustice to a Creator who made you in His image and likeness. I have this set of friends that is fairly happy to get kicks from low-key wholesome fun. We meet almost every Friday for dinner, drinks, and interesting conversation. We come from different industries and backgrounds and yet we have found common ground. Talk runs the gamut of business, family, politics, religion, sports, cats, pretty lesbians, science, IT, bananas, masturbation, torn socks, and “lamaw”. you get the picture. We sing, dance, pray, play Taboo, teach, travel, attend trainings, and manage people and events. We also try to stay fit because a healthy mind is in a healthy body, unless you are Stephen Hawking. It is interesting because we have this certain multi-dimensionality that we enjoy. It is not just one thing but a whole conglomeration of life’s bits and pieces that are always joyful to share.None of the heaviness of the past and what ifs.None of the pretensions of social status. None of the preoccupations of the small self. But just a happy living of the present made a tad finer with wine and made infinitely hilarious with stories of “lamaw”.


Political fist-pounding


ND why are foreign investors shying from the country and relocate to neighboring countries to establish their businesses? The primary reason is the presence of militant workers’ groups who have the rudeness to raise their proscribed demands and when employers failed them in their purpose would result to never-ending protests. That’s why the manufacturing sector suffers and the end result – massive unemployment. We also ought to know that what adds to the problem in society is bureaucratic red tape, which is prevalent in all government levels and the fragile peace and order condition. In the end, government always bears the brunt no matter whoever is in the levers of power. And the

(Conclusion) people persistently raised howls of protests yet they repeat the mistake of electing candidates who are in no position to give good government. It is no wonder that we have a population complaining of many years of bad government. It’s really a pity that Filipinos are such a starstruck people that they go mostly for the known and popular celebrities during election time aside from supporting unreliable candidates

who would give dole-outs – pack of rice, noodles, cans of sardines, phone cards, brown envelopes and entertainment – song and dance numbers featuring second-rate movie and TV personalities. The decent and desirable ones have no chance of being elected into public office. I have to say this over and over again. Politics Philippine-style is a game played by the rich and the powerful through dubious means if only to ensure the perpetuity of the culture of corruption. Again, unless voters change their bad habits, we do not see great changes in the near future. The future is in your hands, dear people. Make the right choice and vote wisely on May 13 midterm elections otherwise joblessness and poverty will remain until eternity.


reach Balut Island. There is a daily passenger boat that charges P40 per head from the poblacion to Barangay Paril, from where tourists can hire a boat to reach Balut Island less than 30 minutes away. The one-hour boat ride from the poblacion to Balut Island offers a breathtaking view of the coastal villages of the town where rock formations and cliffs abound with greeneries. This town is about four hours away from Cotabato City, the closest urban center, and travelling the long, winding and mountainous road offers yet another spectacular experience with the stunning view of the rolling valleys dotted by greeneries. There are daily passenger vans plying the route from Cotabato City at P350 per head. Several lodging houses operate in the town, charging less than P1,000 per room or P250 per head either way. Cellular phone signal is strong both for Smart and Globe subscribers. Minutes away from the poblacion, there are beaches that tourists can also splurge on like the Santiak and Poral Beach Resorts. Other things to see in the locality are the mini-zoo housing wild animals right close to the municipal hall and the various waterfalls around town. And oh, don’t ever come here without a camera. Sunrises and sunsets are magnificently spectacular back-dropped by the sea. Go and find out. [MindaNews]

The unspoiled and enchanting Balut Island of Kalamansig


ALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat- - One of the best-kept secrets in Mindanao beach lovers ought to explore this summer or anytime of the year can be found in this rustic remote fishing town – at an unspoiled and enchanting island facing the Celebes Sea sparsely inhabited by people. Locals call it Balut Island, although it also goes by the name Donauang Island, about an hour away by motorized boat from the poblacion. That gives Mindanao two fantastic Balut Islands, one here and the other in Sarangani town in Davao del Sur. unlike Balut Island in Sarangani with hundreds of households, Balut Island here hosts only 15 households of Manobo and Tausug ethnic tribes living in peaceful harmony. “We have beautiful diving and snorkeling spots around the island,” Datu Kiram Ajijul, village councilor of Barangay Paril, told MindaNews. Scuba divers from as far as Cebu City have gone around the diving sites in the island and found an amazing underwater ecosystem, he added. Balut Island, so named because of its egg-shaped form, is part of the Paril-Sangay Marine Protected Area. With turquoise waters fronting Balut Island’s stretches of white sand beachfront, swimming and sunbathing are all the more fun as big waves dash towards the coastlines. And the good thing is this: tourists can enjoy the island for free.

By Bong S. Sarmiento yes, no entrance fees. Pitch a tent, grill by the bay and swim to your heart’s content – some of the best things in life are still for free in Balut Island. Just a word of caution though: do not bring pork because there are Tausugs in the island, believers of Islam. It’s also best to first coordinate with Alijul or the elders in Purok Mangga and register at the visitors’ logbook as courtesy to the locals. Purok Mangga is adjacent to Balut Island and about 10 minutes apart by motorized boat. Purok Mangga, which is inhabited by Tausugs, is itself already a beautiful beach destination with its white sand coastline and the enticing turquoise waters. The purok, and eventually Balut Island, would be easier to access by land once the Kalamansig-Palimbang road is completed. Here, sun-dried dilis (anchovies) can be bought as pasalubong for P100 per kilo (can be cheaper if you’re good in bargaining). It is a must to bring food and water to Balut Island or Purok Mangga, or tent if you’re planning to stay overnight, as there are no resorts or restaurants. Currently, although there are plans to build cottages for tourists in Purok Mangga, the area is a plain unspoiled island paradise. For now, boat ride, which can be rented for P1,500 the whole day, is the most convenient way to





ESTERD A y morning, I went to the capitol grounds which is a favorite site of locals who love to jog or do other forms of exercise. Since my left leg, which had been fractured, can no longer endure jogging continuously for several minutes, I had to alternate between running and brisk-walking. And while doing this routine I overheard an interesting conversation between two walkers who were ahead of me by an arm’s stretch. Their exchange goes something like this: Walker 1: Pare, will you vote for Migz Zubiri? Walker 2: Hmmm, I’m not sure, Pare, maybe yes, maybe no, not really sure. Walker 1: But he’s from Bukidnon, Pare. If he gets elected he can be of great help to the province. Imagine what the P200-million in pork barrel funds annually for each senator can do to our place. Walker 2: Honestly, Pare, I’m ashamed by what he did in 2007. Have you forgotten? He stole the vote from Senator Koko Pimentel! Besides, I hate the idea of giving pork barrel to lawmakers, that’s a huge source of graft. Walker 1: Pare, I respect your position on the pork barrel. But as for Migz, he has explained time and again that he was not a part of the fraud. He said he did not know that some people manipulated the results in Maguindanao in his favor. Walker 2: you believe that crap, Pare? Come on, you’re smarter than that. Walker 1: But can’t you see, Pare. He resigned his post after knowing the real story. He has delicadeza, hasn’t he? That’s the mark of a great leader, Pare. Walker 2: Come on, Pare, most people thought Migz resigned only after the evidence of fraud had become overwhelming. If he really has delicadeza, he should have not committed fraud. And I think resignation is not the right term, Pare. Can you give up something which was never yours in the first place? Walker 1: you’re so cynical, Pare. Can’t you see that Migz was so industrious while he was in the Senate? Walker 2: you may be right, Pare, about his industry (productiveness). yet that doesn’t make the fraud in Maguindanao an act of Heaven. A crime is a crime, period. Walker 1: All right, all right, I’m giving up on the Maguindanao issue. But did you hear Migz’s ad on TV that he will propose as a national program the health program of the provincial government of Bukidnon? I think you’re aware that thousands of poor people in the province have benefited under this program initiated by his father, who is running again for governor. Walker 2: What benefit, Pare? Haven’t you heard that several patients in Bukidnon’s provincial hospitals have complained about the lack of medicines and poor services? Walker 2: And one more thing, Pare: Why is the face of Migz’s father prominently etched on the PhilHealth cards given to the people? Is he using his own money for this program? Walker 1: Next question, Pare. Time for coffee, I told myself as I headed back home. [MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. H. Marcos C. Mordeno can be reached at]

10 THE BIGGER PICTURE A balancing act... PAMB is a multi-sectoral body mandated by Republic Act 7586 which is more commonly known as the “National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992. PAMB’s main role is to oversee development on protecting areas such as the Mount Apo Natural Park. PAWD is a division of Region 12 assigned to

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manage protected areas and and promote preservation in the region. These activities can also be done in coastline tourist destinations in Region 11, according to Boncato. Compliance against illegal structures in Samal is another example he cited, as well as the Comprehensive Land use Plan (CLuP).

Rich coral reefs take center stage at PHL ocean month celebration HAVEN FOR TOURISTS. The pristine waters of Samal Island is a haven for tourists. Even then, nature’s wealth must be coupled with responsibility to the environment. Lean Daval Jr.


HE richness of the country’s coral reefs is the main focal point of the observance of the Month of the Ocean (MOO) this May, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje announced Friday. Paje said the Department of Environment

and Natural Resources (DENR) has lined up various activities for this year’s celebration, which falls under the theme “Ang Bahura ay Kagubatan sa Karagatan, Ating Pangalagaan!” (The Coral Reefs are the Forests of the Seas, Let us Protect Them). “The focus on coral reefs highlights the premium that we put on our coral reefs, which protect our coastlines naturally and give tremendous economic benefits to millions of Filipinos particularly through fisheries and tourism,” said Paje, who represented the Philippines at the Sustainable Ocean Summit held in Washington, D.C. from April 22 to 24. He said the iconic species of MOO 2013 is the thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) that can be regularly seen in Monad Shoal in Cebu’s Malapascua Island. “Classified as a vulnerable species, this predator’s presence is an indicator of the reef ecosystem’s good health,” Paje said. The Philippines is home to Palawan’s Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, which was declared as a World Heritage Site by the united Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (uNESCO) and a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention. The country is also home to the Apo Reef Natural Park in Occidental Mindoro, considered the second largest contiguous coral reef system in the world, next to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. These two world-renowned reefs, along with the other coral reefs in the country’s 240 million hectares of water, and the biodiversity that thrives within them, provide food security to Filipinos, who source 80 percent of their

protein requirement from the oceans. One of the highlights of the month-long celebration will be the launch of the DENR’s Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program (SCREMP) on May 20. The SCREMP is a national program where the protection and rehabilitation of the coral reef ecosystems will be conducted with a strategic, sustainable and ecosystem-based approach. The program includes the awarding of winners of a photo competition featuring the underwater beauty of the Philippines’ coral reef ecosystem. The Coastal Law Enforcement Manual, a guidebook for multisectoral groups enforcing laws to protect the country’s coastal and marine resources, will also be launched. A memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the promotion of responsible diving will be signed between the DENR and the Reef-World Foundation during the SCREMP launch. A separate MOA, with the local government of Boracay as additional signatory, will be signed on May 30 to launch the implementation of the foundation’s Green Fins project on the island. The MOO will also see diving enthusiasts and coral reef advocates participate in the “Linis Bahura: Sisid para sa Kalikasan 2013,” where they will collect crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) from the coral reefs along the Verde Island Passage in Pagkilatan, Batangas. This kind of starfish is known to destroy entire coral reef populations by feeding on live coral tissues. Information materials on the richness of coral reef ecosystems, their economic importance, and the various ways

to conserve and sustain them will be displayed or posted at all MRT-3 stations along EDSA for the whole month of May. A group of artists from the Dolphins Love Freedom group will restore the year-old Biodiversity Mural Wall of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City. The Wall was painted last year during the celebration of MOO 2012. For one month starting May 15, an interactive walking tour promoting 22 ecotourism sites established under the DENR’s Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP) will be exhibited at the NAPWC. On May 19, coral reef advocates will hold a bike parade from Quezon City to Roxas Boulevard to drum up awareness on the state of the country’s coral reefs. Finally, on May 29-30, the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME) Sub-committee on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will hold a meeting on initiatives on establishment and management of MPAs within the region. The meeting will also see the launch of the State of the Coral Triangle Report, detailing the state of coral reef ecosystems and resources within the Coral Triangle. The Philippines is an active member of the six-country Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security. The Coral Triangle is known to contain 40 percent of the world’s coral reef fish species and 75 percent of the world’s coral species, 53 percent of these were found to be resilient to climate change. MOO was first observed in 1999 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57. (PNA)




the official fruit of summer By Che Palicte


uMMER is the season where the sun’s rays are at their highest peak and to stay well hydrated is very important these days. Seven out of ten local fruit stall owners say that watermelon is the most saleable fruit in summer. Caloy Agron, fruit vendor at the Agdao Public Market, told Edge Davao that his sales in watermelon double when summer heat is experienced. “We can sell at least 45 kilos every day compared to only 1520 kilos before summer,” he said, adding that most people prefer to buy watermelon because of its cheap price compared to other summer fruits like pineapple and pomelo. Watermelon has a

smooth exterior rind and a juicy, sweet, usually red interior flesh which is usually pink with many flat, oval, black seeds throughout. Seedless varieties also exist, as well as types with orange, yellow, or white flesh. Among the benefits of watermelon are: a natural source of most antioxidant vitamins C and A to protect many diseases; low in calories and an excellent fruit for those who are calorie conscious; rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium that was lost during perspiration; reduces the risk of dehydration; and can reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer and lowering inflammation that may

hypertension heart disease. Meanwhile,

cause and Kas-

sandra Nemes, a customer of Agron said that aside from the taste of the fruit, it can ease

h e r during hot

thirst days. “There is nothing more refreshing and

thirst quenching like a juicy slice of watermelon fruit, especially this summer,” she explained.

Foods that help you stay hydrated

Eat your water


ITH the sweltering heat getting on your nerves, you probably can’t seem to get enough of those colas and sodas. Chuck them in the bin and try these super cool and super healthy foods that keep you hydrated and fresh this summer. Extended summers means lots of cold and fizzy drinks. Especially on the go. Not anymore. Read on to find out more about why you should opt for these amazing natural foods that promise to keep you hydrated without contributing to those extra pounds on your weight. Foods that help you stay hydrated Cucumbers: you may have heard of the phrase ‘as cool as a cucumber’. It’s not without a reason. Cucumber is one of nature’s gifts to us. This vegetable is high in the percentage of water as its constituent and thus

is a great food to keep you hydrated this summer. Also, it is loaded with caffeic acid that helps cool the skin. Add it to your salads and replenish the lost water. Carrots: yes carrots. It may surprise you, but carrots are not only good for the eyes, but also when the body is starved of water. This vegetable is excellent in hydrating the body due to 90% water content. Add julienned carrots to salads and soups or just munch them whole. Watermelons: Another summer favourite, you can have this fruit as a juice, in a salad or by itself. It is rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium and fulfils the water need of your body. In short, it is a perfect food for a hot summer day. Apples: Many studies have shown the efficiency of apples in managing

heart problems, aiding weight loss and many more. To add to it, apples are a wonderful mid-day snack when you have those hunger pangs. Cabbage: Low in cholesterol and high in vitamin C, this vegetable is very versatile and you can include it in almost anypart of your dish. Packed with fibre and high in water content, this vegetable makes for a must-add in your meal everyday. Experiment with green salads, stir fried veggies and soups. Berries: High vitamin C content has almost always been the reason why berries were though to be healthy. But the fact is, they are also ideal summer foods. Containing 90% water, strawberries taste excellent as fondues, desserts, juices or just plain raw. Berries are also rich in fibre and minerals making them an ideal food for weight loss diets too.

12 SPORTS SKIMMING THE RIM. Chris Ellis of Ginebra double pumps in the air before slamming home in the 2013 PBA All Stars slam dunk contest. Ellis scored a 44 for this dunk but redeemed himself in his final routine with a 49 to win the title. Lean Daval Jr.

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Two Chrises and too fast Jonas By Neil Bravo


couple of Chris—Ellis of Ginebra San Miguel owns and Tiu of Rain or Shine--became the first twin rookie winners of the annual PBA All-Stars sideshow and a bullet-fast Jonas Villanueva kept his Obstacle Challenge for a fourth time. The Chris, Chris and Jonas show were the main highlight of the entrée event to the 2013 PBA All Star Weekend on Friday night in Digos City, Davao del Sur. Chris Ellis of Ginebra San Miguel flew high enough to win the Slam Dunk title and found no need for two of his anticipated routines while fellow rookie Chris Tiu of Rain Or Shine equaled the all-time best score on his way to being crowned Three-Point King. The more popular Chris, Rain or Shine’s Tiu fired a record-tying 21 points to win the ThreePoint-Shooutout over KG Canaleta of Air21 (18) and JV Casio of Alaska (13). Tiu, who joined the drills of Ateneo de Davao university’s boys varsity squad to prepare for the contest, sank all but five money balls including the punctuating one on rack 6 which he sank after taking a second look at the giant screen to check how much time he got left. When he buried the record-tying money ball, he spread his arms in triumph. Tiu thanked his former teammate at Ateneo, Miggy Solitaria, now coach of the Ateneo de Davao university high school squads, for a morning workout at Genesis 88 Gym owned by the Escandor family of The Royal Mandaya Hotel. “I asked Miggy if I can work out in a private gym and he told me I can join his team’s drills,” Tiu told Edge Davao. Tiu did not just join the drills. He shoot a segment of his television show “Tiu-torials” with the Ateneo Blue Knights and delivered a five-minute pep talk.

He took 15 minutes after that for a shooting practice and he felt good with his rhythm. “I felt good, so I figured I might have a chance. I just played it calmly and prayed for God to give me strength. When I shot 17 in the first round I said it must be a sign since that’s my jersey number,” said Tiu who tied Allan Caidic in 1991, James yap (2006) and Will Antonio (2009) for the best score ever. Tiu joined Jasper Ocampo (1998) and Jimmy Alapag (2003) as rookie winners of the rainbow contest. The other Chris, Ginebra’s Ellis, picked in the first round this year by the Ginebra Gin Kings over the vastly popular Tiu, overcame a one-point final round deficit in the final round over teammate Elmer Espiritu after his first slamoff attempt—a windmill jam off a backboard toss—malfunctioned before completing that routine in his second try. He got a 44 from the judges composed of host Governor Douglas Cagas, sportscaster Vitto Lazatin, PBA Press Corps president Musong Castillo, and former PBA stars Bong Ravena and Jerry Codinera. Espiritu meantime got a 45 with a ‘Lob City’ dunk but he ran out of time in his second final round dunk when he failed to convert several attempts of a routine that originated from a pass from the gallery by San Mig Coffee’s Mark Barocca to settle with a regulation 25. Without much pressure for his final dunk, Ellis did a Vince Carter 2000 throwdown coming from a toss from Cliff Hodge before sinking his forearm inside the cylinder and he hang in there for a few seconds as the packed Davao del Sur Coliseum erupted in cheers. That final throwdown netted a 49 but was enough to win it in an anticlimactic ending. He became the fifth

rookie to win the dunk title after Vergel Meneses (1992), Joey Mente (2001), Brandon Cablay (2003), and Gabe Norwood (2009). The heavily-favored Ellis had a pair of perfect 50s in the elimination round first with a Jordanesque cradle dunk and an off-the backboard windmill jam. Ellis paid tribute to one of the league’s best dunkers Samboy Lim after his win. Asked why he did not do his promised free throw line and East Bay Funk dunks, Ellis said there was no need. “I watched the dunks and I kind of felt there was no need to do those dunks. I’ll reserve it for next year,” Ellis, nicknamed “Air Force Ellis”, said. Petron’s Arwind Santos settled for third despite a difficult under-the-roof pick-up slam he executed by placing the ball on the floor while his back is against the rim, picked the ball up and turned around for a two-handed rim-rattling jam. “Di nila na-appreciate ang hirap gawin ng dunk na yun. Walang buwelo yun (The judges did not appreciate how difficult that dunk is. I didn’t have the luxury of a take-off),” Santos told this writer after the contest. In the Obstacle Challenge, three-time champion Jonas Villanueva added another title after a flawless final round run of 26.3 seconds besting Ellis who placed second in 28.1 and Pamboy Raymundo of Talk N’ Text who finished third in 30.3. Villanueva’s time is his personal best and admitted he thought there was little challenge left after Ronjay Buenafe pulled out. “Mas napahirap pa pala dahil kay Pamboy at Chris (It got even more difficult with Pamboy and Chris).” The main event of this year’s All-Stars will be played tonight with the PBA All Stars facing Smart Gilas Pilipinas.

GSIS BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Rep. Karlo Nograles pose with some of the team captains and players of participating teams in the ongoing 2013 GSIS Basketball League.


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OOD cart franchising is one of the fastest growing businesses these days and you only need a hundred thousand pesos as start-up capital to have your own food cart franchise. Many people would like to get into the food cart franchising business to earn extra income, however, most of them do not have the capital to invest in it. JC franchising is one of the most successful

companies in the franchising business with their popular foodcart, including Noodle House, Burger Factory, Siopao “da” King, Sgt. Sisig, Tapsistop, Potato Loops and Siomai King. This company is owned by two young businessmen, Jonathan So and Carlito Macadangdang Jr., from which the name JC comes from. Jonathan is still 28 and is already a multi-millionaire. Since they want to

serve people who do not have enough capital to franchise their food cart, they expanded their business and diversified to direct-selling to let people with less capital start their own business. JC Premier Business International Inc, is the direct-selling company that they created and is now a fast growing supplier and distributor of health and wellness products and it

has a program that can help people start their food cart franchise business at lower cost. Jet Premier International Inc., JC premier’s independent marketing arm in Mindanao, will be conducting a business presentation at Jollibee Matina Town Square today, Sunday, at 4pm. People who want to start their own business are free to join the presentation to learn more about the business.

LOBAL payment services provider Western union announced that it has further cut its fees for domestic money transfers. The promptional “Sweldo Padala Sale” fee aims to reward the generosity of Filipinos in distributing their income for the benefit of the wider family. The fee will no be a jaw-dropping 20 pesos for domestic money transfers to send between 501 to 1,000 pesos to any of over 8,500 Western union Agent locations in 77 provinces, 138 cities and 675 municipalities, under the Western union Money Transfer Sale. The nationwide offer by Western union is available from now to May 6, 2013. “Filipinos are unique in a way that they always share their income with loved ones back home – immaterial whether they work in the country or overseas. The special price offer is to reward their generosity,so they may maximize their income and expenditure on pay day,” said Patricia Riingen, senior vice president, East & South Asia, Western union. “A price slash on paydays is only a small token

of appreciation from Western union when compared to the overwhelming dedication and generosity of Filipinos whose priority is always the well-being of their families and loved ones, wherever they may be,” added Riingen. Western union Company is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of December 31 2012, the Western union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2012, The Western union Company completed 231 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $79 billion of principal between consumers, and 432 million business payments.



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PHOEBE Q. DEL NOrTE, Mortgagor/s. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTrA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig Fund against PHOEBE Q. DEL NORTE, with postal address at LOT 25 , BLK. 4, SGR VILLAGE., Catalunan Grande, Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 26, 2012 amounted to ( P 257,651.24) Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest, penalty charges, plus attorney’s fees equivalent to TEN ( 10%) of the total indebtedness plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale; the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland,Davao City to the highest bidder for Cash or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property together with all the improvements thereon, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T- 306634 “ A parcel of land xxx (Lot 25, Blk. 4, xxx) situated in Barangay of Catalunan Grande, City of Davao, Island of Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, more or less” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date,it shall be held on June 21, 2013 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the titles herein described real property/ies and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, April 10, 2013 FOR THE EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF:

Noted by:


(SGD) ATTY. EDIPOLO P. SArABIA, Jr. Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff (edge 4/22,29,5/6)


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MINDANAO 5K TRANSPORT CORPORATION, Petitioner Case No.2008-XI-00599 x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of a TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the route. WITHIN DAVAO CITY and from said place to any point in Region XI accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of FOUR (4) units, which Certificate will expire on December 19, 2013.In the petition filed on April 12, 2013, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized

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NOTICE, is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on MAY 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at this office at the above address. At least, TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable BENJAMIN A. GO, CESO V, Regional day of Director, this 15th April 2013 at Davao City. TERESITA DELA PEÑA-YÑIGUEZ Chief Transport Development Officer

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Give Mom the best this Mother’s Day

It’s Home sweet Home for Mom at ‘The White House’! There is no other time of the year that one could shower so much love and affection for that woman who cared for her children even when she still carried them inside her womb until they have become adults, but to bring her home to such royal treatment at  The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge, Camella Northpoint in Bajada on Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013. The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge knows how important Mom is to her chil-

dren and that is why as an expression of that profuse gratitude and deep love, it whips up an array of dishes Moms would surely relish and remember  for the rest of her life how special the occasion would be. The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge offers two Mother’s Day set menus that are sure to impress your Mom. The first choice is a set menu for four to six persons which includes Wasbi tempura Oysters, Roasted Grape and tomato salad, Watercress soup, Baked

Go ahead and make your Mom very, very happy on Mother’s Day by bringing her home to The White House Fusion Cuisine and

salmon with Haricort Vert, Pork tonkatsu with Yasai Itame, Roasted Hanging tender steak and Chocolate Orange Cake. There is also  a set menu for families with eight to 10 persons which features California Roll, Unagi Dragon Roll, Matsutaki Dobin Balls soup, Harumaki salad, Oven-baked Halibut, Chicken tepanyaki, Roast Angus Beef and Mango Yozu Cheesecake. The unmistakably elegant at the same time gorgeously comfortable    am-

biance at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge brings out the best  for  Moms who would surely feel like it is also her own home. As an added treat, an experience at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge    Mother’s Day does not end with glorious food alone  because it comes with free gift certificates for Manicure and Pedicure sessions at Poshnails (Abreeza Mall) to pamper Moms more on the this very special day.

Wine Lounge, Camella Northpoint, Bajada, and call   (082) 2824540 or 09177133153 for reservations.



Sun Cellular offers exclusive Alcatel smartphone from Marvel’s Iron Man 3 MOBile operator, Sun Cellular, rides high on the latest Marvel Super Hero screen adventure, Marvel’siron Man 3* featuring the Alcatel One Touch idol. Get the latest Alcatel One Touch idol for free—exclusively from Sun Cellular when you avail of Sun Plan 600 (packed with unlimited Sun calls and texts, P250 consumable amount and 350 free texts to other networks). in premium brushed metallic finishes, the Alcatel One Touch idol is the smartphone brand’s lightest model, to date, as it weighs only 110 grams (3.88 oz.). it also features a 4.7” iPS display, Android Jelly Bean, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera, 1 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage expandable to 32 GB. The Alcatel One Touch idol marks the first partnership of Alcatel One Touch with Marvel, showcasing its commitment to further expand the business worldwide with a new brand proposition and launch of its rapidly growing smartphone portfolio across the globe. According to Dan Dery, Alcatel One Touch Chief Marketing Officer, they are thrilled to be part of the iron Man phenomena. “We are big fans of the franchise and are honored to be involved. The Alcatel One Touch idol is one of our most stylish handsets, and now a genuine film star.” “Sun Cellular is proud to be the sole carrier of Alcatel One Touch idol in the Philippines,” says Ricky Peňa, Sun Cellular Senior Vice President for Postpaid, Broadband and New Business Marketing. “Bundled with our value-packed and affordable plan, the new Alcatel One Touch idol on Sun Postpaid offers a real breakthrough in the telecommunications industry,” adds Peňa. To get your Alcatel One Touch idol on Sun Plan 600, visit any The Sun Shop branch nationwide today! The Alcatel One Touch idol Ultra, the world’s thinnest smartphone yet, is also available exclusively from Sun Postpaid under Sun Plan 999 (packed with unlimited mobile internet, unlimited Sun text messages and 4 hours worth of Sun-to-Sun voice call). For more information on Alcatel One Touch idol smartphone series or other Sun Postpaid products, visit our Facebook page Follow @suncelldeals on Twitter.

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Iron Mam 3 at Toy Kingdom IRon MAn SonIC BlAStInG. Has incredible missile blasting power. Includes a full-auto 5-missile blast, 10 missiles with lights, sounds and phrase for an intense action.

IRon MAn BAttle VeHICle. Includes an Iron Man action figure, as well as a figure launcher and 3 weapon arms which maybe connected to the vehicle or attached to the figure. IRon FlyeRS. this action packed set launches hero dart up to 15 feet.

ARC FX MISSIon MASk. Hightech Iron Man mission mask features dual missile launchers, ARC FX glowing visor lights and a targeting beam light effect.

WItH Iron Man 3 currently setting box office records, toy Kingdom brings amazing action from the screen to your home with toys inspired by this blockbuster film franchise.

There are action figures outfitted with powerful new weapons, as well as all new Iron Man battle vehicles and motorized quick changers that are ready to convert into powerenhanced armor. Iron Man gadgets, on the other hand, have cool features for super-realistic action. Iron Man 3 toys are available at all toy Kingdom Express outlets in sM Department store, as well as toy Kingdom stores and kiosks in most sM supermalls. Also visit

IRon MAn 3 ARC StRIke IRon PAtRIot. this powerful Iron Patriot figure comes with a flip-up missile launcher and realistic battle phrase sounds.

ARC FX IRon PAtRIot HeRo MASk. Glow in the dark hero mask with adjustable straps for a comfortable fit.

IRon MAn MotoRIzed QuICk CHAnGeRS. this awesome vehicle races into action, then pops automatically into Attack mode for a battle blasting attack. Pull it back to rev it up, then let it go to race.

To Mom with Love, from Havaianas PAl exPReSS, affiliate carrier of Philippine Airlines, THiS month of May, recently launched their thrice weekly service to Havaianas pays tribute to moms with the limBasco, Batanes, last May 1st. The regular service using the 76-seater Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, will operate out of NAiA Terminal 3. The flight, 2P084, leaves Manila every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:00 AM and arrives at Basco airport in Batan island at 7:45 AM. Return flight, 2P085, departs Basco at 8:10 AM to arrive in Manila at 9:50 AM. Batanes, the country’s northernmost group of islands with six barangays, has attracted local and foreign tourists due to the islands’ pristine and rugged terrain as well as the gentleness of native residents, the ivatans.

ARC FX RePulSoR. this marvelous gadget lights up and makes realistic sounds.

ited edition Mother’s Day Dedication Pins.

Purchase any pair of Havaianas Slim or Havaianas Top Metallic style from May 1 to 15 and receive a complimentary limited edition pin to embellish the pair. There are two thoughtful designs to choose from: heart-shaped

pin with silver plating and “Best Mom” inscription, and heart-shaped pin with gold plating and “Super Mom” inscription. it’s surely a fabulous gift idea to make your mom feel extra special on Mother’s Day! limited supplies only. Hurry and visit the All Flip-Flops store at the second floor of Abreeza or ground floor of SM City Davao, ecoland.

ARC StRIke IRon MAn. this Iron Man action figure has a 2 motion-activated battle modes with activated combat sounds.

IRon MAn MotoRIzed ARC FX GAuntlet. Blast the villains with this powerful Arc FX Gauntlet disc blaster.

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Beyoncé, Jennifer lopez, Florence Welch team up for women’s empowerment gig WHAT’S better than Beyoncé? How about Bey, Florence Welch and Jennifer lopez.

The trifecta of talented women are teaming up for a female empowerment concert in support of Chime for Change, a campaign which promotes education, health and justice for girls. Jay-Z’s other half will headline the June 1 show at london’s Twickenham Stadium. The concert will also feature performances by lopez, ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, HAiM, iggy Azalea, John legend, laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland, among others. The “Bow Down” singer, Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini are all co-founders of the Chime for Change concert. Gu-

cci will underwrite the cost of the event, and proceeds will go towards nonprofits promoting female empowerment. “Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible,” Queen B said in a statement. “i am excited for us to come together on June 1st to bring the issues of education, Health and Justice

for girls and women to the world stage.” Tickets are currently on sale through the campaign website and Ticketmaster. Concertgoers will receive a Sound of Change voucher after purchasing a ticket to be used towards a female empowerment project of choice. Hey, as Bey said it best: Who run the world? Girls.

SHOUlD be doing (wit your messy ass) is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so iNSeCURe, and bitter.” And to add insult to injury, Minaj referenced rumors that idol producers were looking to shake things up on the suddenly ratings-challenged competition by having former judge Jennifer lopez back on the panel next season in place of

Carey (it turns out, J.lo will be performing on this month’s finale). ViDeO: Nick Cannon Talks Mariah Drama “All dem #1s but J.lo phone ringin? lol. i guess having a personality, being a secure woman and giving genuine critique still trumps that,” tweeted the hip-hopster. Ouch! So far, Mariah’s yet to comment on Twitter.

Nicki Minaj blasts Mariah Carey on Twitter, calls her “insecure” NiCki MiNAJ can’t resist keeping a good feud going.

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Justin Bieber stops turkey concert twice to honor muslim prayer call JUSTiN BieBeR sure the adhan, is the islamic call ing the singer for being “reknows how to make his to prayer and occurs in the spectful” and a “great man.” Turkish fans happy. main mosque five times a Concertgoers flooded The 19-year-old singer halted his concert in istanbul twice to honor the Azan. The Azan, which also goes by a few other names like

day. Fans were shocked and delighted at when the “Boyfriend” singer paused his show for the first time thank-

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Iron Man 3 box office powers toward $310 M IRON MAN 3 is not going to be big. It is big.

The question is, how big? Even before hitting theaters in the Us, the Robert Downey Jr.-Gwyneth Paltrow superhero sequel has banked nearly $308 million from overseas audiences, per its studio. The film’s fast international start—it debuted in the United Kingdom, south Korea, Australia and other countries last weekend—has sent its domestic stock soaring. “The range of openingweekend [projections] for Iron Man 3 was in the $125 million range,” Hollywood. com box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said via email, “but now I would say the bottom end would be $140 million.” Or higher. The latest tracking numbers had Iron Man 3 locking in on $150 million. Exhibitor Relations’ Jeff Bock said he could see $165 million or even $170 million. “Let the summer madness begin,” Bock said in an

email. The first Iron Man movie rewrote expectations for supposed A-minus-list superheroes, scoring nearly $100 million over three days in 2008. Iron Man 2, released two years later, only fell short versus thensky-high expectations, launching to $128.1 million. A debut of around $150 million would put Iron

Man 3, which kicks off summer-movie season when it opens in some theaters as early as tonight, in the neighborhood of The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games and spider-Man 3. And then there’s The Avengers. The superhero team-up, which featured Downey’s armored hero, hit such an unprecedented number last May—zooming past

$200 million in its opening weekend—that it’s not expected to be beat anytime soon. Even if Iron Man 3 did just that in several countries overseas last weekend. “We have to be careful not to read too much into those blockbuster international numbers,” Dergarabedian said. In other words, just let Iron Man be big.


EJF-REM CASE NO. 14,139-13

MArIA NITA JOY L. BALINGASA, Mortgagor/s. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTrA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig Fund against MARIA NITA JOY L. BALINGASA, with postal address at LOT 6 , BLK. 32, ELENITA HEIGHTS SUBD., Catalunan Grande, Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 22, 2012 amounted to ( P 270,150.71) Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest, penalty charges, plus attorney’s fees equivalent to TEN ( 10%) of the total indebtedness plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale; the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland,Davao City to the highest bidder for Cash or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property together with all the improvements thereon, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T- 389886 “ A parcel of land xxx (Lot 6, Blk. 32, xxx) situated in theBarangay of Tugbok, City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. xxx Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS, more or less” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date,it shall be held on June 21, 2013 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the titles herein described real property/ies and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, April 10, 2013

Noted by:


(SGD) ATTY. EDIPOLO P. SArABIA, Jr. Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff (edge 4/22,29,5/6)




EJF-REM CASE NO. 14,133-13

JONATHAN F. QUIBOL, Mortgagor/s.

x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig Fund against the mortgagor/s JONATHAN F. QUIBOL, single with postal address at LOT 10 , BLK. 14, Deca Homes ,Cabantian Buhangin , Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 16, 2012 amounted to THREE HuNDRED SIXTy FOuR THOuSAND TWO HuNDRED EIGHTy THREE PESOS & 24/100 ( P 364,283.24) Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest, penalty charges, plus attorney’s fees equivalent to TEN ( 10%) of the total indebtedness plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale; the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland,Davao City to the highest bidder for Cash or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property together with all the improvements thereon, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T- 425157 “ A parcel of land (Lot 10, Blk. 14, Pcs-11-002129) being a prtion of Lot B (LRC) Psd-130686 & Lot 1916, Davao Cadastre) situated in Barangay of Cabantian, City of Davao, Island of Containing an area of EIGHTY ONE (81) SQUARE METERS, more or less” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date,it shall be held on June 21, 2013 without further notice.

Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the titles herein described real property/ies and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, April 10, 2013


Noted by:


(SGD) ATTY. EDIPOLO P. SARABIA, JR. Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff (edge 4/29,5/6,13)



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petioners filed a verified petition praying that they be allowed to adopt as their own child, JON IVAN ALANuNAy, a minor, who was born in Davao City on September 13, 2010 and whose natural mother Maria Lourdes P. Alanunay has given her consent to the adoption; and that his name be changed to JON IVAN CAGuIAT LAGONERO. In his Manifestation, Mr. Joel Paulino C. Caturan, Social Worker of this Court gave an assurance that a favorable recommendation will be filed with this Court for the adoption of the child subject of this case.

WHEREFORE, let the petition be set for hearing on May 15,2013 at which date and time, all persons concerned may appear to show cause, if any, why the prayer in the petition shall not be granted. Let this Order be published, at the expense of the petitioners, in Edge Davao, a newspaper of general circulation in the City and three (3) provinces of Davao, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Notify all parties concerned and the Solicitor General through this Order. SO ORDERED.

Davao City, Philippines, April 16, 2013

(SGD) PELAGIO S. PAGUICAN Judge (edge 4,29,5/6,13)


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PBA Stalwarts repulse Greats 112-105 By Neil Bravo


ETIRED PBA star Kenneth Duremdes summoned his MVP form to lead the PBA Stalwarts past PBA Greats 112-105 in the 2013 PBA All-Stars showdown at the Davao del Sur Coliseum in Digos City on Friday night. Duremdes, the 1998 PBA MVP and 10-time All-Star, fired 19 points but it was his leadership that preserved the win for the Stalwarts in the face of a late surge by the Greats who trailed by as much as 18 in the second quarter and earned for him the

game’s MVP honors. The Stalwarts, behind Duremdes, Jervy Cruz and the sweet-shooting Mark Macapagal, broke away from a 14-15 deficit late in the first quarter with a 21-6 run to end the first period with a 14-point spread 35-21. Back to back threepoint hits by Chris Tiu and Macapagal and a layup by Duremdes inflicted more damage in the second period as the Stalwarts went up to its biggest lead, 47-29, midway into the second period. The Greats got back with a mild rally as Joe

Devance and Jerry Codinera conspired to narrow the gap to 9 at the turn, 62-51. Davao boy PJ Simon, Paul Lee and Devance pressed the pursuit in the second half and trimmed the lead to four, but that proved to be their last stand as Willie Miller quashed the rally in the final minute with a booming triple. Macapagal, who had 11 in the first canto, matched Duremdes’ 19-point output with

Ronald Tubid adding 19 and Cruz and Miller had 16. Simon, who scored 11 in a third quarter rally, topscored for the Greats with 22 while Devance backed him up with 15 and the league’s retired ace slasher Rodney Santos had 14. Fans mobbed the league’s acstive stars and retired former stars after the match. Reports said Ronald Tubid lost his bag in the midst of the onrushing crowd who swept the floor at the buzzer to seek photos and autographs of their idols.

FAN FAVORITE. Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine conspired with Mark Macapagal of Barako Bull and retired PBA star Kenneth Duremdes in a big second quarter salvo to lift the PBA Stalwarts over the PBA Greats , 112-105. Lean Daval Jr.

BOXSCORES: PBA STALWARTS 112— Duremdes 19, Macapagal 19, Tubid 18, Miller 16, Cruz 16, Intal 9, Robinson 6, Tiu 5, Bachmann 4, Ravena 0. PBA GREATS 105—Simon 22, Devance 15, Santos 14, Codinera, Cortez 6, Hizon 6, Hawkins 5, Hodge 4, Locsin 2, Cardel 0.

VINCE CARTER-LIKE. Chris Ellis of Ginebra stuffs the ball, and his forearm, inside the cylinder in a dunk that clinched the Slam Dunk contest. Lean Daval Jr.

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