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AILING AIMEE. Central 911 paramedics attend to Board of Canvassers chair lawyer Aimee Ampoloquio after she felt dizzy during yesterday afternoon’s election canvassing at the Sangguniang Panlungsod along San Pedro Street, Davao City. Also checking on her are BOC members Atty. Edipolo Sarabia (back to the camera) and Atty. Ma. Teresa Pescadero (extreme right). Lower photo, a visibly pale Ampoloquio decided to cut the canvassing last night when she could no longer bear the stress. Lean Daval Jr.

Canvass halted Hypertension forces Ampoloquio to call it a day By Neil Bravo with EJ Fernandez


avao city’s official election canvassing went to a halt for the second straight day and for a bizarre reason--hypertension.

City Board of Canvassers chair aimee Ferolin-ampoloquio interrupted the proceedings of the slow-moving official canvass of the May 13 local elections twice yesterday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod when she complained of numbness and nausea. ampoloquio, in the center of a controversy last week for a tirade directed against some members of the board of election inspectors (BEIs), abruptly paused while directing BEI member Mercedes Delalamon of Catalunan Grande National High

School’s precinct no. 24020292 to transmit manually the election returns in the said precinct at around 4:11 p.m. ampoloquio turned her back from the floor and appeared dizzy. Her fellow members of the CBoC atty. Edipolo Sarabia and atty. Ma.Teresa Pescadera quickly responded and asked paramedics t o check her condition. “Her BP shot up to 1 4 0 / 9 0 ,” said Sarabia who was seated beside ampoloquio.


Proclamation set at 9 a.m. today


s of 9:30 p.m. last night, the City Board of Canvassers has finally set the derailed proclamation today at 9:00 a.m. at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall. CBoC chairperson aimee Ferolin amploquio called off the proceedings last night at 9:15 p.m. “Please understand, I have to continue with the proclamation tomorrow. I have to rest for tonight, I already felt dizzy,” she said. “We will do the proclamation tomorrow because we have to print the official tally,” ampoloquio said before she called it a day. ampoloquio left the hall in a huff to a waiting pick-up vehicle eluding reporters who pursued her for interview. Set to be proclaimed today are Congressional winners Karlo Nograles of the first district, Mylene Garcia of the second district and Isidro Ungab of the third district—all reelectionists. also to be proclaimed are the unopposed father-son tandem of Mayor-elect Rodrigo Duterte and vice Mayor-elect Paolo Duterte. The CBoC resumed its session shortly before 8:00 p.m. last night after ampoloquio requested to see a doctor after her blood pressure went up twice in the afternoon session. She also had another hypertension surge Monday night forcing a similar abrupt halt to the canvassing of election returns.


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EYES ON THE POLLS 419,691 387,359

Duterte, Rody MayoR

Duterte, Paolo VICE-MayoR

First District Representative 120,136 A man pushes a ballot box in front of already checked ballot boxes which were pulled out from the different polling centers in Davao City yesterday at the Davao City Recreation Center along Quimpo Blvd. Lean Daval Jr.









Council - Third District 84,499

82,065 85,173

81,006 78,158


76,374 64,238














friends who shook my hands and welcomed me to their homes,” Bian said. as of 3 pm yesterday, Ilagan-Bian had 67,664 votes while the other two candidates, Uly Lopez and Jenell Nagayo garnered 887 and 240, respectively.

Council - Second District 91,053









utan said. “The election is now over and the people of the second district have spoken. My grateful appreciation for all the people who took this challenging journey with me with the hope of transforming lives. I had gained thousands of new


Council - First District

UIS C. Bonguyan and Joji Ilagan Bian conceded yesterday to their respective winning rivals, reelectionists representatives Karlo B. Nograles of the first district and Mylene Garcia-albano in the second. Ilagan-Bian was already trailing by about


Ungab, Isidro

17,000 votes behind Garcia-albano who had garnered 85,499 votes as of 3 pm Tuesday. In a televised statement, Bonguyan thanks supporters and followers who work for him in the 45-day campaign period. “We work hard but it was not enough”, Bong-

Bonguyan, Bian concede to opponents




Third District Representative


Bian, Joji

trict, the top 8 are occupied thus far by all but one Hugpong candidates. LP’s Louie John Bonguyan joined Hugpong’s al Ryan alejandre, Danny Dayanghrang, april Dayap, Diosdaddo Mahipus, Maris Salvador-abella, Tomasing Monteverde and Jimmy Dureza. In the third district, seven Hugpong bets are also in the top 8 so far with Kaloy Bello, Bernie al-ag, Myrna Dalodo-ortiz, Rachel Zozobrado, Joselle villafuerte, and Bong advincula along with LP’s Petite Principe and NPC’s Rene Elias Lopez. (Neil Bravo with Che Palicte and EJ Fernandez)


Garcia, Mylene

120,136 votes over Bonguyan’s 59,835 in the unofficial partial results by the Comelec. Garcia received 85,499 votes over Bian’s 67,664. Running unopposed, Ungab had 101,407 votes in the third district. The elder Duterte got 419,691 votes while son Paolo had 387,359. In the first district council race, the frontrunners are returning council member Mabel acosta, Leo avila, Edgar Ibuyan, Leah Librado, Melchor Quitain, and Nilo abellera Jr. along with LP’s Bonifacio Militar and NUP’s Joanne Bonguyan-Quilos. In the second dis-




circulated to the media yesterday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod showed potential runaway wins by Nograles in the first district over chief rival Luis Bonguyan, and similarly by Garcia in the second district over Joji Ilagan-Bian. The City Board of Canvassers have already received transmission of election returns from 90 percent of the city’s 6,124 precincts as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday before the canvassing was halted due to an ill chairperson aimee Ferolin ampoloquio who called off the proceedings due to hypertension. Nograles amassed



T’S all over but the proclamation for reelectionist Representatives Karlo Nograles and Mylene Garcia who are leading by an insurmountable margin in their respective congressional battles in Monday’s midterm elections. Unchallenged Davao City mayoralty bet Rodrigo Duterte and son Paolo, who is also unopposed for the vice mayoralty seat, and third district Rep. Isidro Ungab are also waiting in the wings for the Commission on Election’s official proclamation until late last night. a printed tabulation of the unofficial returns


Second District Representative


Bonguyan, Luis


Nograles, Karlo

Karlo, Mylene proclaimed today






• MALFUNCTIONING PCOS. Board of Election Inspectors from different polling centers in Davao City who failed to transmit the vote tally in their respective precincts due to defective PCOS machines use other BEIs’

unit to print the votes from their precincts early Tuesday morning at the Sangguniang Panlungsod along San Pedro Street, Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.

Darlene loses to Pacquiao’s bet G ENERaL SaNToS CITY -- after over two decades of dominance, the antonino family here is finally yielding the city’s reins to an emerging leader who considers himself as still a “novice” in local politics. Partial and official results from the Commission on Election (Comelec)

here showed re-electionist Mayor Darlene antonino-Custodio of the administration-backed Liberal Party-achiever’s with Integrity Movement (LP-aIM) trailing top councilor Ronnel Rivera of the People’s Champ Movement-United Nationalist alliance (PCMUNa) in the mayoral race. Rivera garnered

92,432 votes while Custodio only mustered 78,726 votes based on results transmitted to the city board of canvassers from 295 of the city’s 298 clustered precincts. The three remaining polling precincts failed to transmit their results on Monday night due to problems with network

signal, said acting city election officer Marlon Casquejo. Rivera, who is a son of a local tuna fishing magnate, topped the city council race in the 2010 elections with a record number of votes despite running as an independent. His candidacy received a major boost last weekend after he was endorsed by the bloc-voting Iglesia Ni Cristo, along with several other PCM-UNa bets. The religious sect had supported Custodio and the aIM slate in the 2010 elections. Custodio was seeking a second term as mayor after completing her three straight terms as representative of South Cotabato‘s first congressional district, which covers this city. She is a daughter of Mindanao Development authority (MinDa) chairperson, Secretary Luwalhati antonino, and former city mayor adelbert. The antoninos were in position either as mayor or congressional representative since 1987 or exactly 26 years. adelbert held the congressional post of this city and then third district of South Cotabato from 1987 to 1992. adelbert was elected city mayor in 1992 while wife Luwalhati took over his congressional post. He lost his reelection bid in 1995 but made a strong comeback in 1998. But he resigned six months before his term ended in 2001 due to health reasons. Luwalhalti held on to her congressional post until her term ended in 2001 and was replaced by Darlene. (allen v. Estabillo/MindaNews)

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The Board of Canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall opens at 8:49 am and resumes the counting of votes from the precincts in the City. as of 2:00 pm Board of Canvassers in Davao City still waiting for the transmittal of results from 91 precincts which is composed of votes from 60 barangays. as of 11 a.m. 88.03% of votes have been canvassed.


as of 6:20am today all 29 PCoS machines including ballot boxes from 16 polling places and 15 barangays in Malalag town were returned to the Municipal Comelec office for canvassing, police chief Supt.Erich von Requilman reported. all 19 PNP security personnel returned to station and all were accounted for, and the situation in Malalag is generally peaceful. as of 10aM, partial unofficial tally in Sta. Cruz - Mayor: Lopez 19,963; Undalok 14,018; Lagera 82... vice Mayor: almendras 17,401; Lagrada 14,608... Councelors top ten: Lim 16,726; angub 15,798; almendras 15,753; Legaspi 14,932; Ugdoracion 14,521; Cruda 14,443; Lao 13,795; orpilla Michelle 13,443; orpilla Roel 13,338; Bulat-ag 12,254. Provincial assistant election supervisor Edgardo Sadili said 7 out of 14 municipalities and one city in the province have transmitted election returns to the Provincial Canvassing Center as of 10 aM today. The towns are Bansalan, Hagonoy, Magsaysay, Matanao, Padada, Sta. Maria and Sulop.


as of 10:30 a.m. SENaToRIaL race partial unofficial report from CoMELEC PBoC: Poe, Grace 65,446; Legarda, Loren 58,877; Cayetano, alan Peter 56,973; Binay, Nancy 56,626; Escudero, Chiz 53,813; aquino, Bam 50,872; angara, Edgardo 50,635; Pimentel, Koko 50,205; Trillanes, antonio 47,420; Ejercito Estrada, Jv 46,069; Zubiri, Migs 44,636; Honasan, Gringo 42,881; villar, Cynthia 40,994. Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 08:46:47 representing 57.05% of the City of Tagum, Election Returns. (89 of 156 Election Returns) as of 10:30am. Senatorial Race partial unofficial report from Comelec PBoC: Poe, Grace 65,446; Legarda, Lorem 58,877; Cayetano, alan Peter 56,973; Binay, Nancy 56,626; Escuddero, Chiz 53,813; aquino, Bam 50,872; angara, Edgardo 50,635; Pimentel, Koko 50,205; Trillanes, antonio 47,420; Ejercito, Estrada, Jv 46,069; Zubiri, Migs 44,636; Honasan, Gringo 42,881; villar, Cynthia 40,994. as of 8:00 a.m. PBoC declared that only 77% of the 493,178 registered voters in the province actually went to polling centers to cast their votes yesterday. PBoC consolidated votes in the province was 63.63% as of 11:13 a.m. PBoC still waits for election results from the cities of Tagum, Panabo and from the municipalities Kapalong and asuncion. as of 3pm, anthony del Rosario leads polls for member of house of representative, followed by Mahipus and Gementiza, respectively. as of 3pm, May 14, 2013 : all PCoS were retrieved from all polling centers in Comval except 1 PCoS in Brgy Pagsabangan of New Bataan. a total of 528 PCoS machines were retrieved from polling places to municipal level.


as of 6:30am today: Nabunturan has already transmitted election results with 29,568 out of 37,391 voters. Nabunturan has already proclaimed its newly elected officials at 4:35aM today. Meanwhile, the PBoC has yet to receive transmission results from the 10 municipalities at the SP session hall. Nabunturan, Comval-as of 4:35am the newly elected officials of municipality of nabunturan are as follows: mayor clarin 20,934,v-mayor sotto 22,552,sb members:balili 18,405,ama-


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oWER couple Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao seal their place in Philippine politics. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, a global boxing icon also called “Pacman,” ran unopposed in the mid-term elections to represent for a second term the lone district of Saranggani in Congress. He ran under the opposition United Nationalist alliance (UNa) coalition. as of 3 a.m., the unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections showed he received 120,302 votes. Image courtesy of Cong Manny Pacquiao Facebook page.His wife, Jinkee, a political neophyte, was leading the vice gubernatorial race in Sarangani with 80,891 votes. Her opponents, including Eleanor Saguiguit, the bet of ruling Liberal Party of the Team PNoy coalition, was trailing far behind

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Manny, Jinky make it with 20,418 votes. Meanwhile, Manny’s brother, Ruel, has less than 9,000 votes against his opponent for a seat in Congress to represent the first district of neighboring South Cotabato province. Ruel has garnered 96,393 votes while Pedro acharon Jr of the National Peoples’ Coalition (NPC) has 104,974. Manny himself ran for congressman in the same district in 2007 but lost to Darlene antonino-Custodio, now mayor of General Santos City. The boxer backed the candidacy of General Santos City Councilor Ronnel Rivera to unseat antonino-Custodio. Rivera was leading with 76,062 votes, while Custodio has 65,307. The number of Pacquiao family members taking elective posts in Mindanao has led analysts to include them in the tally of political

Rivera proclaimed winner in GenSan mayor race

Ronnel Rivera


HE board of canvassers (BoC) in General Santos City proclaimed before noon on Tuesday top councilor Ronnel Rivera of the People’s Champ Movement-United Nationalist alliance (PCMUNa) as the winner in Monday’s election for mayor. Lawyer Marlon Casquejo, acting city election officer and BoC chair, said Rivera garnered a total of 93,535 votes, receiving the “highest number of votes legally cast for the said office” based on final and official results of the May 13 elections here. Incumbent mayor Darlene antonino-Custodio of the administration-backed Liberal Party-achiever’s with Integrity Movement (LP-aIM) received around 79,053 votes in the final count.


The BoC, which included city prosecutor Edilberto Jamora as vice chair and city schools division superintendent Diosdado ablanido as third member, made the official proclamation at around 11:30 a.m. after completing the canvassing of votes for the city’s 298 clustered precincts. also proclaimed was Rivera’s running mate, incumbent vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles, who won by landslide over LP-aIM vice mayoral bet Eduardo Leyson III. Nograles received 107,868 total votes while Leyson only got 56,051 votes. In the city council race, seven PCM-UNa bets and five others from LP-aIM were proclaimed by the BoC as winners. PCM-UNa’s Dominador Lagare III was elected as top councilor followed by Elizabeth Bagonoc (LP-aIM), Ramon Melliza (PCM-UNa), Franklin Gacal Jr. (PCM-UNa), Rosalita Nunez (PCM-UNa), Shandee Llido (PCM-UNa), Brix Tan (PCM-UNa), Richard atendido (LP-aIM), arturo Cloma (PCM-UNa), vivencio Dinopol (LP-aIM), Marius oco (LP-aIM) and Eduardo Leyson Iv (LPaIM). [allen v. Estabillo/ MindaNews]

Ballot boxes are seen piled after undergoing inspection at the Davao City Recreation Center along Quimpo Blvd. yesterday. The ballot boxes were

dynasties ruling the country. Pacquiao, who brought the family’s name to global prominence, is scheduled to fight Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in Macau

pulled out from the different polling centers in Davao City and placed at DCRC for safekeeping. Lean Daval Jr.

on November 24 in what is positioned as Pacquiao’s comeback fight. Pacquiao, 34, was until recently regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound box-

er, holding an unprecedented 8 world titles in different weight divisions. He lost his World Boxing organization welterweight crown in June 2012 in a controversial points

decision to Timothy Bradley, then suffered a knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez. In local politics, however, “Pacman” suffers no knockouts.

ing national political parties (Liberal Party and United Nationalist alliance) express no clear principles, the possible agenda of the next Congress would be in accord with the President. “Whoever will make the 12 senatorial slots will be cooperative with the present administration,” avisado held. President Benigno aquino III on December 17 signed Executive order 120 creating the 15-member Transition Commission (TransCom) who would draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law. “Sajahatra Bangsamoro” was launched during PNoy’s historical visit to Sultan Kudarat last February.

The TransCom started drafting the legislative measure for the peace process on april despite claims that the framework is unconstitutional. Mindanao peace and order The National advocacy Commission of the Catholic Educational association of the Philippines (NaCCEaP) met on Monday, May 6, to talk about the continuing problem of peace and order in Mindanao. avisado, who also chairs the Committee on Peace Issues and Mindanao Peace of NaC-CEaP, said that there is a need for the academe to have continuing discussions on election-related violence in Mindanao.

“We need to know why the vicious cycle of violence continues. We must not be content by police reports that the number of election related violence has decreased this year compared with the 2010 elections,” avisado said. according to avisado, NaC-CEaP agreed to advocate for continuing discussions about this issue even beyond election period. Peace and order had been a problem in Mindanao due to the tension between government forces and different rebel groups. The recent bloodshed in Sabah involving the Sultanate of Sulu also added tension with the current administration of PNoy. –

hended by the PNP in Mandaluyong in an incident report. Liquor ban violations The most number of apprehended persons for liquor ban violations were from the Davao Region (Region XI) with 148 held in police custody in 36 different cases. all other places where there were reported liquor ban violations only had at least a single reported case each.

Quezon City (14), Navotas (10), San Nicolas, Batangas (7), and Caloocan (6) cap off the top 5 places in the country with the most number of apprehended persons. other places where there were reported liquor ban violations included Pasay City, Pasig City, Parañaque, and Makati City. vote buying The PNP National

Task Force SaFE apprehended a total of 14 people for vote buying, 6 of which were involved in a single case reported in Cebu. The other places where vote buying reportedly took place included Iloilo, South Cotabato, agusan del Sur, and Dilopog City. Police said charges will be filed against those who were apprehended. –

Poll results could change Bangsamoro


HE results of the midterm elections would bring substantial changes in the aRMM area. This is according to Transformative Justice Institute (TJI) chairperson adoracion avisado, PhD. avisado held that the completion for the Basic Law of Bangsamoro is expected to be expedited after elections. “There will be new faces of political leaders coming from the ‘nouveau riche’ (newly rich families) like the Paquiaos in the SoCSaRGEN area who may start to dominate the political landscape of the future,” avisado said in an e-mail interview. avisado maintained that since the two contend-

PNP: 53 cases of poll violations


HERE were a total of 53 incidents of election violations from May 12 to May 13 alone, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported. as of 6:59pm on Monday, election day, the PNP National Task Force SaFE reported 47 incidents of liquor ban violations and 5 incidents of vote buying. Six flying voters were reported to and appre-




European Chamber opens office in Davao City

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/

HE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) has just started its reach in the Mindanao region with an office at the 2nd Floor DCCCII Bldg., JP Laurel ave., Bajada Davao City. ECCP is a bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines as well as Philippine interests in Europe. With more than 700 members, ECCP offers a strong business network that potentially translates to multiple business opportunities. It is a unique organization that offers membership as well as professional services to

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

members and clients. ECCP Mindanao officer Frances Claudine R. Granada said an ECCP member entitles to business support, advocacy and promotion, networking and business opportunities, link to government relations, relevant, up-to-date market information, alternative conflict resolution and trainings and seminars. other benefits are trade fair participation, social and community activities, corporate social responsibility, European chamber network, special member services and consulting services. [GGD]

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HE government was able to surpass its revenue target for the first quarter of 2013 but it has to work harder to meet its expenditure goal for the year as spending is already below-target in the first three months. Department of Finance (DoF) data show the government spent P430.80 billion from January to March this year, lower by about P1.97 billion than the P452.7 billion program.

For the whole year, its expenditure program is P1.98 trillion. of the total, the second quarter target is P493 billion while it is P494.02 billion for the third quarter and P544.17 billion for the last quarter. Last year, the government spent P1.78 billion for its projects and programs, nearly P62 billion short of the P1.84 trillion budgeted for this purpose. It was lower-than-programmed partly due to drop in

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A beauty parlor employee has the pleasure of taking some rest due to lack of clients entering the establishment along Crooked Road in Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

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Space rentals in shopping malls in Davao City reached as high as

P1,600 per square meter and as low as

P750 per square meter Source: DcIPc

interest payments on account of continued drop in interest rates in the country as well as overseas. The 2012 spending, however, is 14.1 percent higher than the P1.56 billion spent in 2011. The government has been aggressively pursuing to increase spending to ensure that necessary programs are put in place to sustain expansion of the domestic economy. Meanwhile, the government

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IvERSIFIED conglomerate San Miguel Corp. saw profits in the first quarter drop by nearly 51% to P4.2 billion versus year-ago levels on the back of lower revenues of most operating units coupled with higher costs. In a statement, San Miguel said its net income attributable to equity holders of the parent company totaled P4.2 billion, or 50.59% lower than P8.5 billion it earned in the same period last year, while net income before controlling interest was down 34%, taking into account lower equity earnings, higher interest expenses, and the higher foreign exchange gains experienced in 2012. Consolidated revenues for the three-month period, however, rose by 25% to P178.3 billion versus the same period last year. Comparative figures were

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has set a P1.75 trillion revenue program for this year, higher than the P1.56 trillion goal for 2012. Revenues in the first quarter this year totalled to P364.33 billion, 0.9 percent higher than year-ago’s P361 billion but lower than the P378.82 billion program. For the second to fourth quarters, the goals are P482.22 billion, P434.22 billion and P450.6 billion, respectively. [PNa]

San Miguel profits drop in Q1


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davao by the numbers

More revenues needed to meet spending goal

MONTHLY AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATE (January 2012-February 2013) Month

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not immediately available; the company’s latest financial statement was not disclosed. San Miguel cited the law raising excise taxes on tobacco and liquor products or “sin tax” law, instability in global crude prices, and higher maintenance costs and expenses as factors that weighed down its bottom line. The recently passed sin tax law, for instance, reduced beer unit San Miguel Brewery, Inc.’s revenues by 4% to P17.5 billion, and the revenues of Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. lower by 15% to P3.1 billion. Refinery Petron Corp., on the other hand, saw consolidated net income before minority interest drop to P2.2 billion from P2.4 billion due to “price movements in both crude and finished products during this period.”

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UN warns, global concentration of carbon dioxide at all-time high

HE global concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at its highest ever, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said yesterday. according to UN spokesman Martin Nesirky, UNFCCC reported that “the concentration has passed the 400 parts per million mark.” He added that UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres called for a greatly stepped-up response to climate change by all parts of society and warned that “we have entered a new danger zone.” The UN statement came as governments will be meeting on June 3- 14 in Bonn, Germany for the next round of climate change talks. “a central focus of the talks will be the negotiations to build a new global climate agreement and to push for greater immediate climate action,” Nesirky said. “The world must wake up and take note of what this means for human security, human welfare and economic development,” Nesirky quoting Figueres said.

“In the face of clear and present danger, we need a policy response which truly rises to the challenge,” she said, urging a “greatly stepped-up response across all three central pillars of action: action by the international community, by government at all levels, and by business and finance.” The statement follows the announcement that global concentrations of heat-trapped carbon dioxide in the atmosphere last week passed the 400 parts per million mark, which impacts efforts to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre-industrial levels. The new measurement came from the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii, which later revised the reading to 399.89, according a report by the Los angles Times. according to media reports, the last time the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere was at such high level was during an epoch called the Pliocene when the daily temperature was much warmer, when the ice caps are smaller and the sea level rise as much as 80 feet.[PNa/Xinhua]

BALUT ISLAND CORAL REEFS. Coral reefs in Balut Island is one of the many coral reefs in Region XI being monitored, conserved and protected by the Coastal and Marine Management Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI (DENR-XI). In line with this year’s

Ocean Month Celebration with the theme, “Ang Bahura ay Kagubatan sa Karagatan, Ating Pangalagaan”, DENR-XI enjoins everyone to do their share in the conservation and protection of coral reefs and other marine resources.[DENR 11 photofile]

Winning, losing bets urged to lead post-election cleanup


N official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that the intolerable “eyesores” such as propaganda banners, streamers and posters should be removed since the May 13 polls has concluded. “With the elections over, the leftover propaganda banners, streamers, and posters are now, more than ever, intolerable eyesores that need to be removed,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. He noted it would be a challenged to the winning and losing candidates to remove the campaign materials, to really show that they care for the public and the environment. “More than that, these materials often pose a threat to public safety as well as to the environment. It would be a mark of the candidates’ love for the citizens they struggled so hard to represent, and proof that the public’s well-being and interest are their paramount concerns,” Jimenez added. However, he added that they cannot compel the candidates to take away these materials since there is no law that require them to do so. asked if the non-re-

moval of the campaign materials can be used to file illegal campaigning cases against specific candidates, Jimenez said, “That would depend on the law department.” Meanwhile, an environment group led the removal of political materials at the vicinity of an elementary school in Quezon City recently. EcoWaste Coalition, together with the Quezon City government and the Miss Earth Foundation, teamed up in getting rid of political materials at the vicinity of the Quirino Elementary School located in anonas St., Barangay Quirino 2-B, Quezon City. The Miss Philippines Earth 2012 winners led by reigning beauty titlist Stephany Stefanowitz joined the ecological clean-up drive with the dual purpose of encouraging the immediate removal of campaign remnants and ensuring that the discards are properly segregated to facilitate recycling. Tin vergara, Zero Waste Campaigner of the EcoWaste Coalition reiterated their call for an eco-cleanup without resorting to dumping or burning as a solution to post-election garbage problems because of its known hazards to hu-

man and the environment. “If we subject campaign materials to waste dumping or open-burning, these discards may be visually undetected after a typical neighborhood clean-up, but they’re actually far from gone since disposal through non-environmental means can trigger the formation of toxic leachate and noxious gases that can pollute the air, water and soil, including the food supply,” vergara explained. During the eco-cleanup, participants removed assorted political materials, mostly made of paper and plastic, plastered on school walls, buildings and establishments, waiting sheds, street posts and cables, after which, the materials were then sorted out, clustered and placed on used rice sacks. The segregated paper and plastic materials were brought and sold to a junk shop for recycling. The EcoWaste Coalition is a national network of more than 150 public interest groups pursuing sustainable and just solutions to waste, climate change and chemical issues towards the envisioned Zero Waste 2020 goal. [PNa]


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Brexit would be bad for Britain ANAlYSIS By Hugo Dixon



Time to roll up sleeves


Y the time this paper hits the streets today, 90 percent of winners in the May 13 elections in Davao City shall have been proclaimed. This is partly because most of the local candidates were virtually unopposed, and partly because the PCoS machines, hailed by some quarters and criticized by others, deliver the results with automated speed. Quick delivery of results is expected even in Davao City where there seems to be no sense of urgency and the Board of Canvassers has been taking its own sweet time. So, barring protests from the usual poor losers, it would be reasonable to conclude that the electoral exercise was a success. The urgent call at this juncture is for everybody to roll up their sleeves, resume their normal life and get back to work. The challenges of development and social welfare are multifarious and never-ending. In fact, life’s problems are like tumors that have a tendency to metastasize when we are not looking. Right now, these challenges are presented officially as the Millennium Development Goals, most telling of which is poverty.


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UITTING the European Union would be bad for Britain. Membership of even an unreformed EU is better than “Brexit”. Quitting would mean either not having access to the single market – at a huge cost to the economy – or second-tier membership. The debate over Brexit has moved into high gear in the past 10 days, after the UK Independence Party – which wants Britain to pull out of the EU – performed well in English local elections. The Conservative party, which rules in coalition with the pro-European Liberal Democrats, has been thrown into turmoil because UKIP has been winning votes largely from the Tories. What’s more, many Conservatives would like Britain to quit the EU too. Last week Nigel Lawson, one of Margaret Thatcher’s finance ministers, argued the case for Brexit. Boris Johnson, the mayor of London who is the Conservatives’ most popular politician, also shuffled a little further in a eurosceptic direction – although he stopped short of calling for an exit. David Cameron himself has not shifted his position. He wants to hold a referendum in 2017 after he has had a chance to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU in so far unspecified ways. But he may be tempted to tacitly support legislation to call a plebiscite in an attempt to embarrass the opposition Labour party which has so far refused to back such a vote. Despite the increasingly anti-European tone of the debate, the overall likelihood of Britain quitting the EU hasn’t really changed since the local elections. True, the probability of the British people voting in favour of staying in the EU in a referendum has fallen. But the chance of such a plebiscite taking place has also probably dropped – because UKIP’s rise makes it less likely that Cameron will be reelected in 2015. It is, of course, possible that the pro-European Labour party will match Cameron’s promise to hold a referendum. But that would probably be against its interests. a future Labour government would find it hard to win a referendum – as the Conservative party, unconstrained by government, as well as its allies in the media would mount a vociferous anti-European campaign. after such a defeat, Labour would be left reeling. If Labour felt the only way to win the next election was to promise a referendum now, it might still take the risk. But its chances of winning have risen in the past 10 days. and any attempt by the Tories to embarrass Labour for not backing a plebiscite is more likely to backfire by further exposing the divisions in its own ranks. Pro-Europeans, though, can’t just calculate the political probabilities. They need to make the case for staying in the EU.



Sociological problem

oST BLaTaNT FoRM oF ELECTIoN FRaUD – For all the loose talks during the post-election period, it is highly possible that people will hear mounting complaints from different political groups and independent candidates as well about electoral fraud. Fraud as we all know has traditionally been part of Philippine elections and prior to the holding of the midterm polls, some political analysts and IT experts have already predicted it will be no exception. Previously it is chiefly the lengthy process of counting and canvassing of votes that allows scheming and shady candidates and their people to commit fraud. and this is precisely the reason why various election watchdog groups fought so hard to have automated elections, in hopes of shortening the counting period to a week from the traditional system of one and a half months or maybe even quite longer. The poll modernization law was passed and approved in 1998, but unfortunately it took more than a decade to introduce the automated system.

at that time, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared itself incapable of computerizing the elections during that year, except in autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (aRMM) which pilottested the computerized method during its 1996 local elections. It was only during the 2010 presidential polls the Comelec fully introduced the utilization of the Precinct Count optical Scanner (PCoS) machines. However, one of the major problems encountered during the elections is the malfunctioning of the PCoS machines resulting to the delay in



the voting, counting and transmission of votes – from the municipal, provincial up to the national levels.

K e e n observers say the glitches confronted in the previous automated elections if not acted upon posthaste pose the same risks in the succeeding polls prompting the Comelec to ask the automated systems provider to make necessary improvement, adjustments, techniques and modification of the PCoS machines in preparation for the next elections. To be sure, the poll body has gone far in preventing electoral fraud. But the Comelec’s record has not been particularly encouraging to candidates, especially those who do not belong to the ruling party despite the introduction of automated poll system. Still and all, the use of PCoS machines aimed at thwarting election irregularities has failed to inspire confidence in the poll body. Similar problems occurred during the midterm elections, but they were not as serious compared to the 2010 national polls. There were complaints of disenfranchisement, but this tactic, though, is still considered to be in the subtle category. With the use of PCoS machines, chances are very slim to cheat like utilizing “flying voters and dagdag-bawas” strategy. By far the most blatant form of election

fraud is vote-buying and has been the norm during the previous and recent elections. The omnibus Election Code makes vote buying and vote selling a criminal offense, but it has not deterred many Filipino voters from converting their votes into merchandise. This is because the act has become a sociological problem. Meanwhile some analysts say IT experts are convinced that the automated poll system still can be manipulated. other election-related complaints are considered only as”retail cheating.” But the real business where the alleged “wholesale” cheating can take place is through the alteration of the machines’ internal system. Someone just has to change the programs and figures on the official returns. How to do it? only experts with the sleight of hand have the capability to perform the job. another serious accusation is that administration candidates were guided by computer analysis of about how many votes it would take to get them to the Senate and other soughtafter elective positions. So far those are all allegations and will remain as such if no evidence could be found and presented by the complainants. Except for reports with regard the disenfranchisement of voters, malfunctioning of PCoS machines, coercion, intimidation and isolated cases of shooting incidents, no real serious election-related problems would cause for alarm. Well, not only has election-rigging been the common complaint every election period, but proving fraud has been extremely difficult.

A backlash on militant Party-Lists

HE sporadic attacks of the New Peoples army on various targets on the eve of election do not set well with the candidates of the legal fronts of the CPP/NPa/NDF. While they have killed and maimed candidates and their security escorts the biggest casualty here is the loss of the electorates support for their candidates. These attacks will impact on various left-leaning Party Lists. In Davao City for example, the political leadership has withdrawn its support for Bayan because of the direct affront of its partisans to the local government. Radical activism is not what

FEATURE By MenarDo WenCeSlao can sway adherence to convoluted political agenda. The NPas and the militants to include their legal fronts and some naïve members of religious sector should not forget that not too long ago Davao was made a laboratory of communism. a decade of their bloody reign still steers fear and apprehension of the return of that oppressive regime. To resurrect the horror of the NPas hit squad known as the sparrows is like putting a

noose in one’s neck. That horror is even worse now because the delicate peace negotiation with the CPP/NPa/NDF had collapsed. So where will this leads us to? People are now asking whether it is rational to support a legal front Party List when its armed revolutionaries are waging war against the government and staging ambushes on civilians. The failed talk is open - ended and we do not know when will this resume. The negotiators have agree to disagree while we watch in the sideline thinking whether the conflict between the CPP/ NPa/NDF will be resolve at all. (MW)


Comeback: America’s new economic boom COMMENTARY By CHarleS r. MorriS


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RTIE White, a squarely built young man of about 30, is a driller with Helmerich & Payne, an international oil drilling specialist based in Tulsa. He works 12-hour shifts, seven days on, seven days off. It’s dirty, fast and occasionally dangerous work, but White’s pay is within shouting distance of $100,000 a year. all six men on the rig team are on a similarly lofty pay scale; none has a college degree. This is the world of shale gas and oil — which has revolutionized the U.S. energy position. These particular wells are in oklahoma and are owned by Devon Energy Inc., one of the country’s larger independent exploration and production companies. Drills go two miles straight down, then turn to go another mile through shale rock steeped with gas and gas liquids. The shale is “fractured” with a high-pressure burst of water, sand and chemicals to start the product flowing. once the flow is stabilized, the rig is removed and the well is connected to a permanent gathering pipeline. It should produce hydrocabons for 15 to 20 years. By 2020 or so, the United States is expected to surpass Saudi arabia in oil output, and Russia in gas, according to the International Energy association’s best estimate. By then all of North america should be self-sufficient in energy, which will do wonders for the U.S. trade deficit. Daniel Yergin, one of the world’s leading energy experts, estimates that the U.S. turnaround in energy has generated 1.7 million new jobs, including direct and “induced” employment, and that number should almost double by 2020. U.S. energy industry capital investment this year is expected to be $348 billion, or more than 2 percent of the gross domestic product. The collateral job creation is even more important, and it’s just beginning. The big attraction is the low price of natural gas, the lowest-carbon fossil fuel, which can be produced profitably at about a third the cost per unit of energy as other hydrocarbons. That is particularly attractive to chemical companies. Natural gas is an ideal “cracking” fuel, generating the intense heat needed to break up and rearrange molecules to make usable chemicals. But it is also the raw material for plastics, Styrofoam, tires, sealants, adhesives, films, liquid-crystal screens, nylons, polyesters — almost everything around us. Dow Chemical just restarted a long-mothballed plastics plant and is building or rebuilding three others. other big players, including Shell, Chevron, Bayer and Formosa Plastics, are expanding plants and starting band-new plants. But it goes far beyond chemicals. Consider Nucor, the world’s “smartest” and most profitable steel company. It began as a “mini-mill,” melting scrap to make high-quality steel; now it is the nation’s top structural steel vendor. But scrap steel is getting scarce and expensive, so Nucor has been locking up long-term supplies of natural gas so it can make its own iron using a highly efficient, but energy-intensive, “direct reduced iron” technology, which is not feasible without low-cost gas. Nucor is about to open a mammoth plant in Louisiana and is starting to build another. The company plans for all its facilities to be run on natural gas within a few years.

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11,797. as of 7:10am only 51 precincts were counted out of 56. 4 of these precincts have problems with PCoS memory card while 1 from Brgy Gabi withwrong ballots. out of 39,921 total reg. voters in the municipality of laak, 33,393 actually voted which is equivalent to 83.65% voters turn-out. at 9:30 am is the proclamation of the winning candidates at the SB Session Hallin Maco. as of 9:40 am Maco has transmitted election results with 33,597 out of 39,642 registered voters. This is the 2nd municipality to transmit election results to the PBoC chaired by CoMELEC Prov’l Election Supervisor atty. Jennifer ancla. 9 more are expected to transmit results held at the SP session hall. as of 12 noon today: transmitted election results to PBoC for top 12 Senators in 3 municipalities: Maco, Monkayo & Nabunturan. Binay-44,565; Poe-44,014; Legarda-41,054; Cayetano-39,180; Pimentel-37,405; Escudero-36,118; aquino-35,533; angara-35,316; Ejercito-32,469; Trillanes-31,766; villar-31,116; Zubiri-30,562. a suuden power interruption occurred around 3:30pm causing PBoC activity to stop for a while. DaNECo is still fixing the technical problem encountered. It was raining hard before the brown-out. 1:30pm - comelec declares temporary recess of operation waiting for memo from national comelec regarding 2 precincts with defective card and 1 precinct with wrong ballot. Transmitted results 53 precincts out of 56. ISLaND GaRDEN CITY oF SaMaL Complete/ Unofficial report of Bantay Uswag Igacos Kusog-Baryohanon as of 4:39 a.m. (May 14) City Mayor: aniano antalan : 24,121, armand Sanano : 20,088, vice-Mayor :David Uy : 17,392, Charles Ligan : 15,815,afrodecia Garcia : 7,600. In Davao del Norte Complete/ Unofficial report of Bantay Uswag Igacos Kusog-Baryohanon as of 4:39 a.m. Congressman: anton Lagdameo : 32,704,Peligro : 5,155, Governor: Rodolfo P. del Rosario : 34,792,vice-Governor: victorio Suaybaguio :24,039, Provincial Board: Gavina : 11,149, Dujali : 10,336, Duco : 9,783, Dacalus : 8,992, Evangelista : 7,317, Gaviola : 6,212, Yambao : 3,269 and obenza : 31,516.


as of 11:00 am PBoC partial/unofficial result (senators), 5 out of 11 mun., reg. voters 98,003; actual voted 76,593; 32.18% of total reg. voters: 1.binay - 30,732; 2.poe - 29,370; 3.legarda - 27,166; 4.cayetano -24,373; 5.pimentel - 23,127; 7.ejercito - 22,412; 8.villar - 22,324; 9.escudero - 21,634; 10.angara - 20,869; 11.zubiri - 19,189; 12.trillanes - 18,031; 13.enrile - 17,925; 14.hontiveros - 17,730; 15.honasan - 17,567. as of 7:35 am, the City Board of Canvasser (CBoC) had already accounted 59 out of 87 clustered precincts or 67.81% of the total clustered precincts of the city. as of 7:30 am, oIC City Election officer adelaida Dindin solicits help from concerned agencies, including PIa , for the fast delivery of a replacement CF card for clustered precinct 33 located in Brgy. Dahican. The polling station fails to transmit election results due to defective CF card. as of 7:30 am, oIC City Election officer adelaida Dindin reveals that several clustered precincts in the city resorted to manual transmission (bringing of election materials to CBoC of election results due to failure of polling precincts to transmit electronically because one of the CoMELEC’s servers bogged down. as of 8:00aM, May 14, 2013. For info PCoS retrieved to wit: Boston 12 of 12 complete, Cateel 31 of 33, Banganga 42 of 44, Caraga 34 of 37, Manay 27 of 42, Tarragona 12 of 22, Mati 86 of 87, San Isidro 28 of 28 complete, Gov. Gen. 41 of 41 complete, Lupon 25 of 56, Banaybanay 33 of 33 complete.. Total of 371 PCoS machines retrieved from polling centers to mun. level. 371 out of 434 total PCoS fielded or 85.48 percent. as of 8:00 am a total of 371 PCoS machines retrieved from polling centers to municipal level. 371 out of 434 (85.48%) total PCoS fielded. In Boston final/official result of senatorial bets from Municipal Comelec: Binay- 2,329, Poe- 1,881, aquino- 1,848, Cayetano- 1,790, Legarda- 1,782,villar- 1,671, Zubiri- 1,591, Ejercito - 1,510, Escudero- 1,507, Gordon1,474, Pimentel- 1,469 and Enrile- 1,288.

UNLOADING. Board of Election Inspectors from the different polling centers in Davao City arrive with PCOS machines in tow early morning of Tuesday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod along San Pedro Street, Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.

‘Sniper fire’ meets convoy of Mangudadatu’s son


o T a B a T o CITY– The convoy of Buluan, Maguindanao vice Mayor King Jhazzer Mangudadatu encountered suspected sniper fire in North Upi town on Monday afternoon. The vice mayor, son of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, said he and his group were monitoring the results of yesterday’s election at

the time of the incident. The younger Mangudadatu said in an interview that they were about to leave North Upi around 2pm amid a downpour when he noticed that the van leading the convoy had stopped. “It was then I received radio call from the first vehicle informing me that they were shot,” he said.

The bullet damaged the left window of white Toyota van which they rented. The vice mayor reported the incident to the North Upi police. Mangudadatu recalled he was shuttling between the towns of North Upi and South Upi four times yesterday and kept on transferring from one car to another while monitoring the election re-

sults concerning his father. He surmised it could be sniper fire since they saw nobody at the scene of incident. He did not discount the possibility that it was politically motivated. North Upi police chief Inspector Reynaldo Gabudao said they were still gathering more information on the reported shooting. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)

after less than half an hour, ampoloquio put on her coat and resumed the session at 4:39 p.m. She even managed to be playful before she got back into official business. “I am sorry my BP is shooting up. I’m not usually hypertensive but I must be excited with the results,” she said which elicited a chuckle from the crowd. When session resumed, another manual transmission of election returns was made for another malfunctioning PCoS machine. However, ampoloquio again complained of numbness at around 5:15 p.m. Paramedics again checked her blood pressure and asked her to rest. This time, she decided to see a doctor and she was seen leaving

the building on an ambulance. Before the adjournment, ampoloquio announced that the session will resume by 7:00 p.m. last night. She said from her seat: “I have to have myself checked, then I will get back to my work.” It was the second straight day that canvassing was halted due to ampoloquio’s health condition. on Monday night, canvassing was also halted after ampoloquio’s blood pressure shot up to 140/110. “We had to stop as she was already throwing up,” said Sarabia. Yesterday’s session was anticipated by the media as reports circulated that there will be a proclamation in the after-

noon after 90 percent of the election returns of all 6,124 precincts have been transmitted. Sarabia told Edge Davao that there can be a proclamation if there will be a Comelec resolution ordering the proclamation of candidates. “That is possible if there is a Comelec resolution. However, there are conditions to comply and we need to know these conditions,” said Sarabia. He explained that it does not follow that a candidate can be declared a winner if he/ she has an insurmountable margin with statistical improbability for the other challengers to catch up. In the event that the chair of the CBoC is un-

able to dispose of the functions due to health conditions, Sarabia said that there has to be a replacement and it will have to be through a mandate coming from the Comelec central office. “The Comelec will have to appoint a new chairman. Not one of us CBoC members can take over if she is not feeling well. The rules say there must be a replacement,” Sarabia explained when asked of the scenario where ampoloquio will be forced to be sidelined due to health reasons. at 7:41 p.m. last night, the session has not resumed and ampoloquio has yet to return to the hall which remained padlocked as of presstime.

The second district has 297,930 registered voters. The race between Ilagan-Bian and Garcia-albano was projected to be “very close” based on the survey done by the Institute of Popular opinion of University of Mindanao on april 15-25 with about 400 respondents from the second district.

Garcia-albano is a member of Duterte’s Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod while Ilagan-Bian ran as an independent candidate. The losing candidate ran for the same position in 2010, garnering 41,638 votes against Garcia-albano’s 61,887 votes. The other candidates then were Di-

osdado Mahipus (42,625 votes), Danilo Dayanghirang (33,572 votes) and Dexter alcebar (494 votes). I l a g a n - B i a n thanked her family and friends “who stood by me with much and care.” She vowed to continue to serve the community through her schools’ corporate responsibility projects.

“We are proud to have put up a tough and honorable fight. We now have Congresswoman Mylene Garcia-albano and I asked all those who supported me to also support her legislative agenda. She is now our congresswoman and for that alone she deserves our respect and recognition,” she said. (MindaNews)

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Taiwanese fishermen burn PHL flag T

aIPEI, Taiwan - angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Philippine flags in protest Monday, May 13, after the Philippine coast guard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member. Philippine President Benigno aquino called for calm as tensions escalated between the two countries over last week’s incident in which the 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead. Hundreds of fishermen wearing yellow headbands and chanting “Justice must be done!” and “Killer must be punished!” hurled eggs at the Philippine de facto embassy in Taipei, which was guarded by dozens of police. aquino said Monday that the embassy in Taiwan was in talks with Taiwanese foreign ministry officials and had assured them an investigation was being carried out. “I think it is in the interest of both parties to proceed in a calm basis,” aquino told reporters. “We are proceeding in that manner.” The Philippine Coast Guard admitted on Friday, May 10, to firing at one of four Taiwanese fishing vessels that it said had strayed into the country’s waters. Taiwanese authorities said more than 50 bullets hit the 15-ton vessel, and fisherman Hung Shihcheng was killed. The victim’s son, who was with his father and two other sailors on the boat at the time, has insisted they did not cross

PROTEST. Angry Taiwanese fishermen set fire to Filipino flags during a protest in Taipei on May 13, 2013 against the shooting to death of a local fisherman by Philippine coastguards. AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENG into Philippine waters. Prosecutor Liu Chiakai described the incident as “nothing but a slaughter,” after examining the boat after it was towed back from sea. Taiwan’s government has come under pressure from the opposition and the media to take action. aquino declined to comment on demands by Taiwan at the weekend

for his government to apologize for the shooting and pay compensation to the victim’s family, or face a potential freeze in sending Filipino workers to the island. There are about 87,000 Philippine domestic helpers and other workers in Taiwan, who send home hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Taiwan at the week-

end sent four coastguard and naval vessels to protect its fishermen in waters near the Philippines. The Philippine government said on Sunday that antonio Basilio, head of the Philippines’ defacto embassy in Taiwan, had visited the family of the fisherman and “extended condolences and apologies”. aquino said he did not

want to comment further, preferring to let diplomats handle the dispute. “If we comment on that (at the presidential) level, we guarantee the issue will escalate,” aquino said. The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions around the region over rival claims to the nearby South China Sea. China, the Philip-

pines, Taiwan, vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims to parts of the sea. Taiwan has ruled itself since 1949, but China still considers the island part of its territory. The Philippines, like most countries, officially recognizes China over Taiwan but maintains trade ties with the island.

The Philippine coastguard has admitted firing at one of four Taiwanese fishing vessels it said had strayed into its waters, allegations denied by the victim’s son who was with his father and two other sailors on the boat at the time. Taiwan prosecutor Liu Chia-kai described the incident as “nothing but a slaughter”, after examining the boat which he said was hit by more than 50 bullets. The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions around the region over rival claims to the nearby South China Sea. China, the Philippines, Taiwan, vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims to parts of the sea.

aNILa, Philippines - a day after the 2013 midterm polls, Malacañang expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the country’s second automated national elections proceeded. In a statement released on Tuesday, May 14, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda lauded the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Filipino people for ensuring the success of the polls despite violent incidents and delays in voting and transmission. “While there were isolated incidents of violence and equally isolated hitches in the voting process, our insitutions -- from the Comelec to its deputized agencies -- volunteers for poll-watching, media, and the public came together and their utmost to ensure free, fair and credible elections,” he said. on election day, several incidents of Precinct Count optical Scan (PCoS) machine malfunction and power outages occurred all over the country, aside from other election-related violent incidents (ERvIs).

according to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) latest tally, the number of people killed a day after the elections reached 50 while 65 were so far wounded in various areas. Team PNoy dominates Based on the latest partial and unofficial results, the President’s Team PNoy coalition looks set to dominate the Senate. according to Rappler’s mirror server on the real-time vote as of 1:06 PM, Tuesday, May 14, at least 9 of the 12 Senate seats up for grabs are currently tipped in favor of Team PNoy bets. “It seems clear that our countrymen have spoken overwhelmingly to confirm and expand the mandate for reform and change that they first granted in 2010 to President aquino,” Lacierda said. “The victory of Team PNoy is a renewed mandate for tuwid na daan (straight path), and a vote of confidence for good governance, the continuity of reforms, and a brighter future to come.” (rappler. com)

Palace satisfied with polls Taiwan threatens to M hold naval drill near PHL T aIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan stepped up pressure on Manila Tuesday, May 14, saying it would conduct a naval drill in waters near the Philippines if Manila did not officially apologize for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman. Taiwan has demanded the Philippines apologise by midnight Tuesday (1600 GMT) over the killing of the 65-year-old fisherman by coastguards last week or face a potential freeze in sending workers to the island. The defence ministry said the military was prepared to conduct an exercise in the waters where Hung Shih-cheng of the 15-tonne Guang Ta Hsin 28 was shot Thursday.

“We’ve prepared ourselves and staging an exercise in the Bashi Channel is one of the military’s options,” he told aFP. “Whether or not to conduct the drill would be up to the reaction of the Philippine government.” Taiwan has also asked the Philippines to bring to justice the coastguards responsible and start negotiating a fisheries agreement. Lo declined to provide details but the state Central News agency said the exercise would be held Thursday and involved a Kidd-class destroyer, a Perry-class frigate and 3 coastguard frigates. a number of fighter jets would also be in-

volved in the drill which would for the first time target the Philippines as the enemy, it said. The incident has sparked public outrage in Taiwan, where hundreds of angry fishermen burned Philippine flags and hurled eggs at Manila’s de facto embassy in Taipei Monday. Taiwan at the weekend sent 4 coastguard and naval vessels to protect its fishermen in waters near the Philippines. US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has urged all sides “to refrain from provocative actions” while Philippine President Benigno aquino called for calm and guaranteed an indepth investigation into the incident.


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Thunder on the brink M

EMPHIS, Tenn. (aP) -- The Grizzlies pulled off a huge rally to move within a victory of the franchise’s first Western Conference final. Tony allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination. The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn’t hit shots and the Thunder seemingly couldn’t miss in building their largest lead in this series at 17 points. But Memphis has yet to lose on its home court this postseason and now is 19-1 here since Feb. 8. They won their third straight overall and sev-

enth in eight games to grab a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series with a win that left coach Lionel Hollins very impressed with the comeback. ‘’We are a team that just plays hard and doesn’t quit,’’ Hollins said. ‘’We scratch. We claw. They said grit and grind. I don’t know what the heck that means, but we go out and we just battle. We compete. We’re not the most talented team that’s in the playoffs when we started out. We’re not the most talented team that’s left in the playoffs. But we go and compete.’’ The Grizzlies have won only two playoff series in their rather short history. They know what a 3-1 lead means. ‘’We have an opportunity in front of us that

we can take advantage of,’’ Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. ‘’I know our guys are focused. We’re treating it one game at a time. We know they’re going to fight like they have their backs against the wall just like they did tonight. They’re going to play with a sense of urgency, and we have to be ready.’’ Game 5 is Wednesday night in oklahoma City, and the Thunder have played in the Western finals each of the past two playoffs. But they don’t have Russell Westbrook in this series, and Kevin Durant hasn’t been able to make the key plays at the end now in three straight games. ‘’It’s not over yet, and we understand that,’’ Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. ‘’It’s the first

to four. They’re in a good position, but our challenge is not impossible. It’s something that we can do. We just have to focus one possession, one game at a time. Hopefully, we can do that and come back here Friday night. There’s a barbeque festival right?’’ The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 9-3 in overtime as oklahoma City went 1 of 8 from the floor. Durant scored 27 points. But the man leading the league this postseason in scoring missed all five of his shots in the extra period, including a layup in the final seconds. Durant went 2 of 13 in the fourth quarter and overtime and had only five points. He did score on a driving layup that forced overtime.


Oklahoma City Thunder’s Thabo Sefolosha, of Switzerland, right, defends against Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

NBA ROUNDUP: James heads alldefensive team


EMPHIS Grizzlies guard Tony allen and Miami Heat forward LeBron James highlight the NBa all-Defensive First Team. The NBa announced Monday that allen received 53 points in the voting while James tallied 52. Each player earned 25 First Team votes. Los angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (37 points, 15 First Team votes), oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (46, 17), New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (24, nine) and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (24, eight) rounded out the first team. It is noteworthy that Marc Gasol, who was named the NBa’s defensive player of the year, was not voted to the all-defensive first team. He was relegated to the second team along with Boston Celtics guard avery Bradley, Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, San antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. The voting was completed by the league’s 30 head coaches. -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was listed as active just before the tip of Monday’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat. Deng was not in the starting lineup and was not on the Bulls bench at the beginning of the game, however. He has been out

since recovering from a reaction to a spinal tap. Kirk Hinrich (calf) and Derrick Rose (knee) were listed as being out for the game. --The New York Knicks were without guard J.R. Smith, guard-forward Iman Shumpert and forward Kenyon Martin during practice Monday. The Knicks host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference second-round series. The Pacers lead 2-1. Smith and Martin have illnesses and are considered game-time decisions. Shumpert has a sore left knee, but he plans to play Tuesday. --Golden State Warriors forward David Lee told Sunday that he likely will have surgery after the playoffs to repair his injured hip flexor. Lee, who sustained the injury during Game 1 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, said he will keep playing this season, though. --Jerry Sloan met with Milwaukee Bucks management to discuss the Bucks’ coaching vacancy, according to USa Today. He is being seriously considered, according to the report. --Phil Jackson’s chances of becoming the Toronto Raptors’ president of basketball operations are “remote,” according to


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SMEs: Small and mini entrepreneurs There’s definitely no better time than now to teach kids the ropes of buying and selling. They need not go to a boot camp just to learn the basic concept in running a business. The dynamics are actually best taught (and understood) through experience. I chanced upon the recent kids biz-ness bazaar in sM City Davao last weekend, and I was so pleased to see kids working their cuteness out to sell products they personally selected. Clearly, there is so much promise in this bazaar as it serves as an avenue to train our next generation of entrepreneurs. It was like a resized version of the hit reality show, The Apprentice. Chocolates, baked goodies, dresses, and handmade crafts sold like pancakes, and kids got busy doing Pr and cashier work. There were also activity booths and interactive sessions which were free for all to enjoy. The concept was both educational and fun rolled into one. Whatever the kids earned could be saved for a new business venture, or used to buy their own toys or gifts. The kids bazaar reminded me so much of my math classes back in grade 1 and 2. The curriculum of the school I went to was programmed after a system that was quite popular in europe. Our teacher created a little store in our classroom. she put together toys and books on the shelves which we were to sell to our classmates. she assigned a certain value for each shape of toy block and these were used as “play money.” each of us got to play the role of buy-

er and seller, unknowingly developing acting and marketing skills alongside Mathematics. This kind of fun learning experience helped us practice and understand simple addition and subtraction, and, later on, discover the rest of the principles involved in My Dear Aunt sally (Multiplication, Division, Addition, subtraction). Kids nowadays have a better chance in growing their own business. Technology makes marketing easier, and it bridges gaps in so many ways. Believe it or not, kids have a better comprehension of the technology now compared to adults. I was even surprised to discover that the grade 6 students in my kid’s school already use Microsoft excel. Kids are definitely catching up with what we know and we might as well guide them in putting these learnings to good use. As wise men would put it, “Train ‘em while they’re young.”



A summer overload at the Summer of Love 80s party

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Iron Man 3 still reigns supreme, tops The Great Gatsby’s debut IrOn MAn 3 is still king of the box office.

In spite of the Great Gatsby’s release, robert Downey Jr.’s superhero flick remained in the number one spot at this weekend’s box office, pulling in $72.5 million. The Great Gatsby’s numbers are still notable though, considering it exceeded expectations of a projected $40 million weekend. Leonardo DiCaprio’s highly anticipated 1920’s drama pulled in $51.2 million on its debut weekend, giving it the third best opening weekend ever for a film that didn’t make it to no.1. Meanwhile, Pain & Gain landed in the third place spot at $5 million, and Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which stars Kerry Washington and Craig robinson, had a less-thanstellar opening weekend with just $4.9 million.  Peeples  wasn’t written or directed by Perry, as in his other higher grossing films. Instead, he served as producer for the flick, which only cost about $15 million to make. The film marks the lowest box office opening weekend for Perry thus far, according

to Business Insider. And Jackie robinson biopic 42 still remained in the top five in its fifth weekend, almost beating out Peeples with $4.7 million. here’s a complete look at the weekend’s top movies, per Friday-sunday stu-

dio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo: 1. Iron Man 3, $72.5 million 2. The Great Gatsby, $51 million 3. Pain & Gain, $5 million 4. Tyler Perry Presents

Peeples, $4.9million 5. 42, $4.7 million 6. Oblivion, $3.9 million 7. The Croods, $3.6 million 8. The Big Wedding, $2.5 million 9. Mud, $2.3 million 10 Oz the Great and Powerful, $802,000

Karl Lagerfeld dishes on Coco Chanel-inspired resort Collection ThE Kaiser has spoken!

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And he’s given us the inside scoop behind his gorgeous Coco Chanel-inspired resort 2013 collection. True to form, the iconic designer lent his latest Chanel collection his own unique spin, while still tipping his fashionable hat to the label’s founder with looks that emulate her debut collections. “I tried to capture moods from what she did in her early days, moods from what’s going on here, what inspired the fashion from here,” he explained. “But there’s nothing folkloric, and nothing retro or vintage about it.” No moving backwards Lagerfeld. Such a move would be très tragique! he also went for an uncharacteristically monochromatic spring collection. “I did so many colors for the collection we showed in Instanbul that suddenly I liked very limited Chanel

palette with beige, off-white, ivory, black, and blue marine, navy blue,” he share. “That was enough, there’s no need for other colors.” Well, OK then! Guess you can make your own rules when you’re as established as legendary as Lagerfeld. But he did a manage to have a bit of fun with the collection, creating a handbag inspired by the oh-so-classic Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle. “I’ve been doing Chanel now for so many years, but I never thought to use a No. 5 bottle for a handbag, and I think it’s cute, no?” Oui, Karl. Oui. E! Online

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Amy Winehouse’s unseen family photographs going on display ThE life of Amy Winehouse will be celebrated this summer. London’s Jewish Museum in Camden will launch an exhibition titled “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” in July, which will feature never-before-seen photographs of the late singer and her family, along with some of her belongings, according to BBC News. Some of the photographs will include Friday-night dinners and her brother Alex’s bar mitzvah. her older brother, along with his wife, Riva, helped curate the display, and called it a “personal and intimate exhibition about a much-loved sister.” Alex added that Amy was always one who was “proud of her Jewish-London roots,” and added, “Whereas other families would go to the seaside on a sunny day, we’d always go down to the East End. That was who we were and what we were. We weren’t religious, but we were traditional. I hope, in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see this other side not just to

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Michael Douglas in drag

MIChAEL DOUGLAS is getting into character. The actor, who is portraying Liberace in his latest biopic Behind the Candelabra, dressed in drag for his spread in New York Magazine, posing either in the kitchen with his coffee mug in hand or laying on a lavish green armchair, wearing only a pink robe and in some cases, a bit of purple eyeshadow. During his interview with the mag, Douglas spoke about his gay love scenes with costar Matt Damon (which we already know were “comfortable”) and his own personal memories of the flamboyant pianist. The celeb explained that once the first kiss was made, being up close and personal with Damon was not awkward, but it was the sex scenes that got him a little apprehensive—and that was only because he felt people were probably criticizing his every move. “The hardest thing about sex scenes is that everybody is a judge,” he said. “I don’t know the last time you murdered somebody or blew anyone’s brains out, but everyone has had sex and probably this morning, which means everyone has an opinion on how it should be done.” Regardless, it’s not Lee’s

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How bad are your bathroom habits?

ChAnCes are, you have a post-sickness ritual: Change the pillowcases, disinfect the doorknobs, and throw away the last of the tissues and cough d rop wrapp e r s stuck in the couch cushions. But the results of a recent report say there’s one recovery chore you don’t have to do anymore: replace your toothbrush.

We know what you’re thinking -- gross, right? But having something as serious as strep throat doesn’t warrant a trip to the drugstore for a replacement toothbrush, finds a recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic societies annual meeting in Washington, DC. In an attempt to learn if streptococcus (GAs), the bacteria that causes strep throat, could grow on already used toothbrushes, researchers put 54 brushes -some used by patients diagnosed with strep, some with a regular sore throat, and some perfectly healthy -- to the test. The results: GAs was recovered from just one toothbrush, which had been used by someone without strep throat. “Medically speaking, you can’t give yourself the same thing twice,” says nancy simpkins, MD, a board-certified internist and medical advisor for the state of new Jersey. “Once you have it, your body builds up antibodies so you can’t re-infect yourself.” Dentists usually recommend replacing your toothbrush every one to two months. But if there’s one thing you should replace, says Dr. simpkins, trade in the glass you use to rinse after brushing for disposable cardboard ones. “You can keep your own toothbrush because it’s your own germs. But if you’re using it, and your

pathic doctor and author of the book happy, The new sexy. If you can’t or don’t want to floss every day, Balleck recommends adding two drops of peppermint essential oil to a glass of warm water as a natural antimicrobial mouthwash to supplement your flossing schedule. “It’s

husband is using it, your kids are using it, you’re ex-

posing yourself to a household full of germs,” she says. “And they can make you sick.” so how do the rest of your bathroom habits measure up? here, the rituals that are forgivable, and the ones you should stop -- stat.

Using cotton swabs inside your ear canal.

stop it. You might think ear wax is gross, but it protects the delicate

Dentists usually recommend replacing your toothbrush every one to two months. But if there’s one thing you should replace, says Dr. Simpkins, trade in the glass you use to rinse after brushing for disposable cardboard ones. membrane that is your eardrum. not only is it unsafe to press something against the eardrum, but according to Dr. simpkins, it’s also wasted effort. “If you go in there and remove the wax, it’s just going to reform.” What you can do: use it to absorb extra moisture around the outer rim of the ear after you shower -- but that’s all.

Tylenol in your emergency car kit? They’re tough cookies.), so whatever you’re taking can handle the periodically humid environment in your bathroom. “I worry more about the fact that they might be in an unlocked medicine cabinet, especially if you have children or elderly people living with you,” says Dr. simpkins.

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Forgivable. “It’s okay to floss three times a week if you are keeping your mouth clean,” says Cammi Balleck, PhD, a naturo-

Keeping meds in your medicine cabinet.

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Changing the hand towel every couple of weeks.

stop it. Whether your home is like a revolving door or it’s just you and your partner, your hand towel harbors bacteria that, if used around the eyes or mouth, can transfer from the towel to you and make you sick. “There’s a reason people use paper hand towels in guest bathrooms,” says Dr. simpkins. “not because they look pretty, but to eliminate outside germs.” Change the towel at least once a week.

Storing makeup near the shower.

stop it. “Ideally, makeup and nail polish should be kept at a constant temperature to maximize shelf life,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at the Mount sinai Medical Center. To protect your products from the fluctuations in temperature and humidity, keep them in



TOO MUCH HEAT ON FLIGHT. Lebron James torched the Bulls with 27 points.


HICaGo (aP) -- LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Chicago Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team. Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game nor 10 or less in a quarter during the postseason, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor. Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago 17-9 in the period. Now the Heat will try to wrap up the series at home on Wednesday night, taking what they hope will be the next step toward a second straight champion-

ship. It’s hard to believe the Bulls won the series opener the way the past three games have gone. Miami pounded Chicago in Game 2, coming away with its most lopsided playoff victory while handing the Bulls their worst ever postseason loss, and the Heat continued to roll from there. James had his usual complete game with eight assists and seven rebounds Monday. Chris Bosh finished with 14 points after scoring 20 and grabbing 19 rebounds in Game 3, and the Heat won again despite another quiet night from Dwyane Wade, who finished with six points. Norris Cole also struggled with seven points after back-toback 18-point performances, but the Heat had more than enough in this one. They shot about 49 percent while the Bulls set a franchise playoff low at 25.7 percent. They were particularly bad from the outside, going 2 for 17 from 3-point range. The Bulls again were

missing ailing Luol Deng and injured Kirk Hinrich (calf), and a team that kept finding ways to win despite being short-handed all season simply appeared to run out of steam. Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double in the postseason but was just 3 of 14 from the field. Jimmy Butler scored 12 and Joakim Noah grabbed nine rebounds, but it was a miserable night for Chicago - particularly Nate Robinson, who missed all 12 shots and did not score. James scored 15 points and Bosh added 12 in the first half to help the Heat take a 44-33 lead at the break, but that doesn’t even come close to telling the complete story. Consider this. Miami shot just under 53 percent, with the Bulls at about 27 percent. Chicago was also 1 of 11 on 3-pointers, and the only conversion from long range came from Richard Hamilton. Remember him? after playing a grand total of 10 minutes over

two playoff appearances, coach Tom Thibodeau turned to him early in the second quarter with Miami threatening to put the game away. The veteran guard entered to loud cheers with the Bulls trailing 30-17 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Shane Battier and Ray allen, and the crowd was roaring after Hamilton nailed a wide open 3 from up top and Taj Gibson converted a three-point play. That made it a seven-point game, but the Bulls couldn’t sustain any momentum. The Heat suffocated them on both ends, squeezing a little harder every time Chicago made a push. There was no energy from the Bulls, none of the resourcefulness that carried them to 45 wins during the regular season and to the second round in the playoffs. They were trailing 4431 with about 40 seconds left after James made a neat spin move on the break and got fouled by Nate Robinson for a three-point play.

Pinoy Pride XX tickets are out


La Promotions is back in Cebu City for Pinoy Pride XX “Laban Kung Laban” featuring the reigining WBo International Light Welterweight Campion Jason “El Nino” Pagara on May 25, 2013 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Pagara will be defending his belt against another knock out artist from Mexico, aaron “La Hoya” Herrera who is a former WBC Mundo Hispano lightweight Champion. Together with Pagara are Genesis “azukal” Servano fighting against Indonesia’s #1 rated Super-Flyweight fighter Isack Junior and Jimrez “The Executioner” Jaca fighting against a former WBC lightweight Champion from Mexico, Jose Emilio Perea.

Tickets are already available for purchase and reservations to get the best seats at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino for May 25, 2013. Tickets are also available at the following outlets: aLa Gym at the BTC, aLa Gym Paseo arcenas in Banawa, aLa Gym Bridges Town in Mandaue, Pacific Mall Mandaue, SM City Cebu, SM City Consolaciom, aLa Promotions office and at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino lobby. Tickets can also be purchased online via SM tickets - www.smtickets. com. Tickets are priced at: vIP 1st RoW Php 3,000, vIP 2nd RoW 2,000, vIP 3rd RoW 1,500, vIP 4th RoW 1,250, Gold Seats 500.00, Ballroom350.00 and Balcony 250.00.

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VOL. 6 ISSUE 43 • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

SUZU D-MaX Cycling Team celebrity member Matteo Guidicelli will be in town on Saturday for the Isuzu D-MaX nationwide mall tour at the SM Lanang Premier. Guidicelli will be gracing the Davao City mall tour at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday which will also feaure mall displays of Isuzu D-MaX and other Isuzu models. “It coincides with our nationwide mall tour. We are bringing our trucks and SUvs in the mall displays and feature our team who by the way reflect the excellence of the brand,” said Kim Liu, vice president of Southern Motors Davao, Isuzu’s distributor. The Isuzu D-MaX Cycling Team, currently on a hot streak in the national circuit, has welcomed its new member in Guidicelli, also a veteran triathlete and former race driver whose active personality and sporting lifestyle perfectly capture the capabilities of the rugged-yet-sophisticated Isuzu D-MaX pickup. The team is on a roll in four local races and one regional competition held in September, october and November. The D-MaX riders also recently welcomed another recruit—De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde track star John Ronnel Uy. The D-MaX Cycling Team clinched the top spots in a race at La Mesa Nature Reserve recently in the combined 25-kilometer off-road biking

and 9-kilometer running event. Uy placed first in the age 16-19 category as Randy Castillion led in the age 20-25 category, with Jami Ramirez following him home in second. JM Mapacpac also took second place in the age 26-30 category. The team duplicated its strong results at the Rudy Project Duathlon held at the Republic Wakepark in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, which featured a 30-kilometer bike and an 8-kilometer run race. Noel Salvador took second-place honors while Guidicelli proved he is a force to watch out for in the sport as he placed among the top 10 finishers. at the Nuvali Dirt Weekend held on November 10 and 11 last year, the D-MaX Cycling Team dominated the multievent competition that drew more than 1,000 participants. In total, 25 of its members competed in 5 categories. In the duathlon race, Uy placed first while Macoy del Carmen secured second spot in the age 1720 category, while Castillion topped the age 2530 class, with Mapacpac finishing second behind him. The cross-country race was won by Major Romulo Dimaya (lawmen/military class) and aljon Santos (age 11-15). Meanwhile, D-MaX Cycling Team coach Eboy Farr clinched second in the elite category and first among the experts.

By Neil Bravo

HE’S COMING. Actor-sportsman Matteo Guidicelli will be in town for the Isuzu D MAX tour.

Edge Davao 6 Issue 43  
Edge Davao 6 Issue 43  

Edge Davao 6 Issue 43, May 15, 2013