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Don’t trade the Mass for the sucker punch, tells Catholic clerics

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Don’t trade the Holy Mass for the sucker punch. An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) appealed to the faithful not to skip Mass today, Palm Sunday, just to watch the rematch between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. According to CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, watching Pacquiao’s fight is not an excuse for not going to Mass, especially when the “Some people still attend Holy Eucharist is a daylong the Mass scheduled before celebration. lunch, maybe because most “There are many Mass of them are not watching the schedules, anyway,” Villegas pay-per-view anyway, so they said in an interview. “And I just catch the delayed telthink good Catholics will not ecast. Others go to Mass in prioritize watching a boxing the afternoon just after the match on TV over attending fight,” Magbitang said. Mass, especially during the “Even those who serve Holy Week.” during the Mass, I have not Fr. Cris Magbitang, who encountered any of them celebrates Mass at Sto. Niño changing their assigned de Taguig Parish, observed schedule just because he or that during past boxing fights she wants to watch Pacquiof Pacquiao, many churchgo- ao’s fight,” he said. ers attended the early mornBut there is no escaping ing Masses—the 6:15 a.m. and the much-awaited match at the 7:30 a.m. schedule. MGM Grand in Las Vegas,

Quarrel with China a model for sea disputes The Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal would be the country’s contribution to international maritime jurisprudence, setting an example of legal remedies that smaller nations could seek instead of submitting to lopsided negotiations with bigger countries, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. Speaking at a gathering of businessmen in Makati City on Friday, Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr. asserted the Philippines’ right to seek international arbitration in the face of Chinese incursions into the West Philippine Sea, the part of the South China Sea within the country’s exclusive economic zone.

By Shirley Sy Correspondent “This arbitration case would be a model or an example for other smaller states in a similar situation to consider the dispute settlement mechanism under the Unclos (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) as a way of resolving disputes in a peaceful manner,” Cuisia said. “The arbitration case itself is the Philippines’ contribution to further strengthening Unclos… As the Philippine arbitration case against China is the first of its kind, the proceedings and its subsequent outcome would serve to enrich international legal

maritime jurisprudence, especially over disputes concerning the interpretation and application of Unclos,” he said. Invoking the convention, the Philippine government sought arbitration in January 2013 to nullify China’s claim over almost 90 percent of the South China Sea, and to halt Chinese incursions into the country’s economic exclusion zone. The Philippines filed on March 30 its 4,000-page memorial, a pleading that details the merits of its case against China, angering China, which issued strongly worded statements condemning the action. China has refused to take part in the proceedings. Beijing has long been op-

Clarifications and notices • THE OLW Sun will not publish its daily editions on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday. Normal opera-

tions will resume on Monday, April 21st. We advise everyone to take a break, go to the countryside and have some reflection! :-)

posed to international litigation, insisting on bilateral negotiations that it again pressed on the Philippines last week, saying the arbitration bid “seriously damaged” relations between the two sides. Cuisia made an indirect response to this in his remarks, saying: “It is my view that by taking the legal route, the Philippines is setting an international precedent whereby states have other viable options to resolving maritime cases other than in an asymmetrical negotiation, where the big and militarily strong nation would dominate the smaller nation at the negotiating table.” He said the legal action was a win-win solution to the dispute, serving to set straight China’s maritime entitlements, clarify the Philippines’ rights to fishing, resources and law enforcement in the West Philippine Sea, and, for the international community, “assure peace, security, stability and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.”

even for boxing fans who do not have TV sets or could not afford the pay-per-view broadcast. Several Metro Manila and provincial governments will be hosting free live screenings in different venues. In Manila, a big screen and satellite have been prepared at San Andres Complex, among other venues, where Mayor Joseph Estrada is expected to watch the rematch of the two boxers. The government has also designated venues for public viewing in Taguig, Marikina, Mandaluyong and Malabon.

Rules for hike on highest mount The municipal government of Sta. Cruz town, Davao del Sur province, said it would limit the number of climbers to Mount Apo using the Sta. Cruz trail. Julius Paner, Sta. Cruz tourism officer, said limiting the number of climbers to 250 persons using the trail in the town was mandated by an ordinance that seeks to reduce the damage of human activity to the mountain. Trekkers that will ascend Mt. Apo through the Sta. Cruz trail will have to pay P500 each and fill out forms at the town’s tourism office, said Paner. In Digos City, Edgardo Elera, city tourism officer, said a search and rescue team would be on standby during the summer climb. Digos hosts the Kapatagan trail, one of the gateways to Mt. Apo. Elera said local climbers using the Kapatagan trail would be charged P720 each, foreigners, P1,080, and students, P432.

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Now, the effort’s by himself... and won!

By Daniel Sta Ana Chief Correspondent

Revenge was served, and it was cold. Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. The Filipino ring icon and Fighter of the Decade improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost to Bradley on June 9, 2012. Although he couldn’t get his first knockout win since 2009, Pacquiao lived up to his pre-fight promise to come

out with more aggression, denying Bradley’s avowed aim of sending him into retirement with another defeat. Bradley, who said he fought from the first round with a right calf injury, fell to 31-1, with 12 knockouts. After a forgetful 2012, Pacquiao has now picked up two impressive wins in just five months following a dominant victory over MexicanAmerican Brandon Rios last November at the Venetian in Macau. With Bradley nursing a swell below his right eye in the latter rounds, Pacquiao took the fight to the ropes, unleashing furious combina-

tions to the fatigued American. Exhausted, Bradley continuously moved to the clinch and depended on his jabs to maintain the distance and maintain his score card against the relentless Pacquiao. ‘The arena was plunged into darkness following the national anthems for the showing of film of legendary fighters of the past. Including glimpses of those phenomenal three rounds between Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns…… just by way of a warm up? ‘Then came the sound and light show, followed by Pacquiao as the challenger for Bradley’s world welterweight coming fist to the ring. ‘There are 96,000 Filipinos living in Las Vegas and it sounded like they were all in here as their national hero – and potentially future president – appeared before them. ‘If the ring walk was like a coronation for Pacquiao, Bradley’s was a slow stroll through condemnation for

the heavily one-sided assembly.’ Right from the start of the fourth, Pacquiao was eager to start the slugfest with only referee Kenny Bayless stopping the aggressive Filipino to go at Bradley before the bell rang. Despite sustaining a cut in the final 10 seconds of the final round, Pacquiao survived a late flurry from Bradley. For the spirit of sportsmanship, Dionesia Pacquiao was the first to console Bradley after the fight, giving the American a motherly hug and a playful jab to the chin. Two judges scored it 116112 for Pacquiao, while the third had it wider at 118110. There were no knockdowns but Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 knockouts) turned the clock back with his vicious demeanor, pounding Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) around the ring during the second half of the fight to pull away on the scorecards. Pacquiao began the fireworks in round 2, stunning Bradley with a left cross. Bradley returned the favor in round 4, hurting Pacquiao with a right hand. Pacquiao showed his in-

tensity by banging his gloves together, just like the old days, and firing back right away. The two traded momentum until the seventh round, when Pacquiao stunned Bradley badly and sent him into the ropes, where the 35-year-old from General Santos City hammered him mercilessly. Bradley, 30, survived but was never again a threat, spending most of the fight in full retreat, trying to make it to the final bell. Bradley had slumped to his stool at the end of the 11th. He looked weary coming out for the last but the astonishing 35-year-old PacMan was still sharp. Bradley hurt by that left again. This is Pacquiao back close to his best. Only the knock out was missing but he was still going for that even though the revenge victory was in the bag. A desperation head butt from Bradley cut Pacquiao’s left eye in the final minute but after a brief time out they slugged away to what we hope and presume is the inevitable conclusion.


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Bangsamoro law’s draft ready for the President

The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders. “Yes, we will submit it by Monday to President Aquino,” said Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the 15-man Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and chief negotiator for the MILF rebels in the peace talks with the government that culminated in the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement on March 27. “It was a very difficult process. It went through a lot of stages,” Iqbal said of the drafting of the document. Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF chief for political affairs, confirmed the transition commission will be submitting the draft basic law to Malacañang on Monday. “The BTC actually set March 31 as the deadline but it had to put the finishing touches to it,” Jaafar said in a phone interview. He said the commission was continuing to refine the draft but was expected to finish everything before Monday. The commission met its self-imposed April deadline the term of Mr. Aquino who will step to complete its work. After its down from office in June 2016. Iqbal said that after submitting submission to Mr. Aquino, the document will go to Congress the draft law, he would be engaging for approval as the Charter the Office of the President, the Conof the proposed Bangsamoro gress “indirectly,” and the public. With Mr. Aquino as the main autonomous region. The President has prom- sponsor of the draft law, Iqbal said ised to submit the draft basic he could well imagine that the Presilaw as an urgent bill when he dent would pore over it and may even make suggestions on how to improve transmits it to Congress. The MILF has stressed it. It has been suggested that afthe need to complete the entire peace process, including ter the tough peace negotiations, the exit agreement, within the next battleground for the peace

process will be Congress. District representatives, especially from the provinces that will be affected by the creation of a new Muslim-led autonomous region will closely scrutinize the proposed law. After Congress passes the basic law for the proposed Bangsamoro entity, it will be submitted for ratification in a plebiscite in those areas proposed to be included in the Bangsamoro territory. Localities that ratify the charter will comprise the administrative jurisdiction of the new autonomous entity.

Really messy . . . As messy as the department who owns this den! Thursday’s OLW Sun

Is the messy warehouse DSWD’s? The messy warehouse shown in a video broadcast by a television network and published on its online news portal recently was not the relief hub of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Tacloban City, according to Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. Soliman made the clarification even as she requested the TV5 television network to provide more information on where the warehouse is located so an investigation can be conducted. The video footage purported to show the hub of the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” relief work in Tacloban with shots of relief goods scattered about. “Our hubs, especially the one in Tacloban City, are not in disarray. I know this because I was there on March 25 to accompany Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell and Spanish Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo,” Soliman said. She said relief workers repacked the goods intended for distribution at the hub. According to Soliman, the day after she went to Tacloban with Tweddell, representatives of the United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP) also visited there. “Hence, it is impossible that you will find our hub to be disorderly. We in fact have a cash-for-work program for locals in the area to keep the hubs clean,” she said.


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Russia’s quest to conquer the moon 46 years later . . .

The West fears Russia is poised to invade Ukraine, but it seems the Kremlin has a bigger conquest in its sights - the Moon. Moscow today set out plans to conquer and colonise space, including a permanent manned moon base. Deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said: ‘We are coming to the moon forever.’ His comments came as President Vladimir Putin toured the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum in Moscow. On Saturday, Russia celebrates Cosmonaut Day marking Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space on April 12, 1961. In an article in the government’s own newspaper headlined ‘Russian Space’, he spoke of targeting Mars and other ‘space objects’ as future priorities. ‘Flights to Mars and asteroids in our view do not contradict exploration of the moon, but in many senses imply this process.’ He wrote of ‘colonisation of the moon and near-moon space’. In the next 50 years, manned flights are unlikely beyond ‘the space between Venus and Mars’. But ‘it is quite possible to speak about exploration of Mars, flights to asteroids and flights to Mars’. The essential first step as a base for research and experiments was the moon, said Rogozin, who is in overall charge of Russia’s space and defence industries, and was recently targeted for EU and US sanctions over the Ukrainian crisis. ‘The moon is not an intermediate point in the race,’ he wrote in official daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta, conjuring an impression of a new space race with America. ‘It is a separate, even a selfcontained goal. ‘It would hardly be rational to make some ten or 20 flights to the moon, and then wind it all up and fly to the Mars or some asteroids. ‘This process has the beginning, but has no end. We are coming to the moon forever.’ Currently, Russia has plans to launch three lunar spacecraft - two to the surface and one to orbit - by the end of the decade. The first mission, the By 2040, Russia plans to long-delayed Luna-25, is create a lunar base for longslated for launch in 2016, to term missions to the Earth’s research the moon’s south natural satellite. pole. Rogozin said that the The next two missions will moon is the only realistic include an orbiter to monitor source to obtain water, minthe moon in 2018, and a year erals and other resources for later a polar lander with a future space missions. drill will search for water ice. A lunar laboratory com-

plex will also be used for testing new space technologies. He promised the development of ‘a super-heavy rocket for lunar missions and to the Mars in the future’. Rogozin claimed sanctions including the termination of space cooperation announced by the US ‘can

contribute’ to a stronger Russian space industry. It will force Russia ‘to create a strategy of development of Russian manned space flights, independent from unreliable international partners’. He stressed: ‘We should not be afraid to dream, to raise the bar as high as pos-

sible for our future development. ‘Russia has everything needed for a new breakthrough in space research. ‘All we need is to learn how to combine idealism and pragmatism and how to properly organise our business.’

Pacquiao: I want a fair deal now with Henares All Manny Pacquiao wants is a fair deal from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the settlement of his tax problems back home. He won’t run and won’t cheat in the payment of his taxes. Fact is, Pacquiao salutes BIR Commissioner Kim Henares for going after tax evaders. “I agree and support her drive,” Pacquiao said in Filipino. “As long as everybody gets equal treatment.”

“I have nothing to hide,” added Pacquiao, who wrapped up his training for his grudge rematch with

‘I am supporting her drive’ Timothy Bradley. “I’m honest and fear God.” Pacquiao was reacting to reports that Henares is wait-

By Harry Sanchez Correspondent ing for him to come home after his showdown with Bradley at MGM Grand Arena here. Henares reportedly wants to look after Pacquiao’s income statements and the status of his tax deficits with the Internal Revenue Service in the US. According to Pacquiao, who’s guaranteed to receive

$20 million for the 12-round pay-per-view bout, he has nothing to worry. “The tax here (in Las Vegas) is 35 percent and you can’t evade it. All I need is to provide proof of my tax payments in America.” For another, Pacquiao has met with President Aquino and explained the deficiencies. “He was helpful and I’m very thankful,” said Pacquiao, who entertained some politi-

cians at his palatial suite on the 61st floor of a Mandalay Bay hotel Pacquiao’s advisers, former Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, arrived earlier than the others. Other familiar presence in Pacquiao fights, Bacolod City Rep. Bing Leonardia and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, came while Pacquiao was having dinner on Thursday.


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The Duchess of Greenery . . . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by some of the biggest crowds of their tour to New Zealand today. More than 15,000 people turned out to greet the royal couple in Cambridge - a town where the entire population is just 18,000. And while all were dazzled by the Duchess, who was wearing a stunning green Erdem coat, she admitted that her own husband wasn’t a fan. She told local Evie Hayes, 68, who admired her outfit: ‘I like it but William thinks it is a bit bright.’ Cambridge was named after George William Frederick Charles, Queen Victoria’s first cousin and the second Duke of Cambridge. For 39 years he was the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and a powerful figure in the British establishment. Two British generals decided to lend his name to a settlement at the head of the Waikato region. The couple arrived to defeating cheers as they entered the local town hall to meet dignitaries and laid two red roses on the nearby War Memorial. After the formalities were over, the couple embarked on a walkabout, shaking hands with dozens of members of the public, some of whom had slept out overnight. The Duchess told Alison Pizzini, 75, a former midwife who complemented her on baby George: ‘He can be a bit of a handful sometimes.’

She was also taken aback by rather eyecatching replica ornament of her holding her son when they left hospital. It belonged to Pam McCaroll, 74, from Kati Kati, who is a devoted royalist with more than 1,000 items of memorabilia in her collection. Mrs McCaroll who had driven an hour and a half and waited more than five hours to see the couple, showed Kate the $80-£40 - ornament. ‘Oh my goodness, she said, is that me?!’ Mrs McCarol said. ‘I think she thought I was offering it to her but I told her that it was the pride of my collection. ‘I love the royal family, the history and the continuity. When I was younger I used to pretend I was the Queen and stand on our veranda waving.’ Two elderly women camped out for two nights in wet weather just to see the couple. ‘It’s my own fault, I didn’t check the date,’ said Catherine Beazley. After walking round the town on the first night Ms Beazley, who had brought no more with her than a toothbrush and some soap, said she had to sleep under the town’s Rotunda after it started raining. ‘But I got cold and had to buy another jacket,’ said Ms Beazley, who lives in the nearby town of Kohukohu. She said: ‘I’ve always been brought up to believe that my family was related to the royals through my grandmother’s side.

A giant space shuttle on a humble farmer’s roof He had always dreamed about building his own space shuttle ever since being a child. But while most people would give up such an ambition as impractical, this Chinese farmer could just not let the dream go. Huang Yuzhan spent more than a year building the 7m high rocket and 3.8m high shuttle at his home in Xiapu village, in southern China’s Guangdong Province. The rocket, complete with two boosters on either side, is now a prominent feature of the Xiapu skyline, rising high above the surrounding buildings. The impressive structure, which appears to be made of ceramic tile, sits proudly on the top of the farmer’s house. Mr Jian, a former navy of-

ficer, built the vehicle after his six-year-old son asked for a tank for his birthday. He said: ‘I had a look around at what was available

“A dream really come true” on the market but nothing really fitted what I wanted, which was when I decided to have a go at making one myself. I wanted the gift to be something really cool.’ The 31-year-old said he had originally decided to make a smaller working model but when he realised he could easily get hold of parts such as tractor tyres and a truck engine at an affordable price, he decided to go the

whole hog and make a lifesize replica. He said: ‘I used to work on maintaining military aircraft and later I retired and started work as a truck driver. ‘I did quite well and decided to take some time out so I sold the truck but was then at a loose end – I don’t like doing nothing. So the idea for this came along at exactly the right time.’ It was a hard job keeping the project under wraps but 31-year-old Mr Jian said all the work was worth it when he finally pulled off the covers of the vehicle and showed it to his son at their home in the village of Mianzhu in China’s Sichuan province. The proud dad had even donned his old military uniform to take the camouflagepainted tank for a spin.


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SAYS They are bragging the numbers again The World Bank says the Philippines is poised to remain the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia this year, as President Aquino’s administration ramps up infrastructure and reconstruction spending to beat the clock in the last two years of his term. The US Federal Aviation Administration has announced it has upgraded the Philippines’ aviation safety rating to Category 1—a move that would allow Philippine air carriers to expand not only their operations in the United States but also their participation in the booming Philippine tourism industry. And in another piece of good news, the European Union announced that Cebu Pacific Air has been granted approval to fly to Europe, becoming the second local air carrier after Philippine Airlines to potentially benefit from the significant market of European tourists and continentbased overseas Filipino workers availing themselves of faster flights to and from the Philippines. Malacanang is on the tout again to brag about the thing - essentially the numbers. But as inflation continues to rise and poverty rates are not showing signs of relief, the only problem for the government now is to convert the numbers into edible results.

Fastfood chains are losing the essence We reported on page 10 that a woman vowed not to eat again on the Subway chain because one employee called her a “big mama”. From the start, the fastfood chains are a sign of a colonization. But this colonization shown is not a good thing to ponder about. Fastfood employees should have a sense of respect to the customer. People would come to them for the food and service and not for a onehell-of-a-beating. It is just right that the woman signalled Subway’s loss of one loyal customer on its rank, unless they cool off the success’ proudness.

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he U.S. National Security Agency has been using the Heartbleed bug for at least two years to gather intelligence, it has been

claimed. The agency is believed to have used the bug, which affects web servers and allows hacker to obtain supposedly secure information, to gather ‘critical intelligence’. However, the agency has denied the claims, saying it would have been ‘in the national interest to responsibly disclose the vulnerability’. Bloomberg quotes ‘two people familiar with the matter’ in its damning report. It says the agency found the Heartbleed glitch shortly after its introduction, according to one of the people familiar with the matter, and it became a basic part of the agency’s toolkit for stealing account passwords and other common tasks. However, the Agency has denied the report. ‘If the Federal government, including the intelligence community, had discovered this vulnerability prior to last week, it w o u l d have been disclosed to the community responsible for OpenSSL.’ it said in a statement. ‘When Federal agencies discover a new vulnerability in commercial and open source software – a socalled ‘Zero day’ vulnerability because the developers of the vulnerable software have had zero days to fix it – it is in the national interest to responsibly disclose the vulnerability rather than to hold it for an investigative or intelligence purpose.’ John Perry Barlow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation tweeted ‘National Security!? The NSA knew about and exploited #Heartbleed for two years, thereby leaving America’s finances open to plunder.’ Vanee Vines, an NSA spokeswoman, declined to comment on the agency’s knowledge or use of the bug. If criminals found the flaw before a fix was published this week, they could have used it to obtain of passwords for online bank accounts, e-commerce sites, and e-mail accounts across the world. Initially it was even claimed the Heartbleed flaw was deliberately created by government agencies to spy on us - until a developer has now come forward and confessed to causing the problem. German programmer Dr Robin Seggelmann told the Sydney Morning Herald he wrote the code, which was then reviewed by other members and eventually added to the OpenSSL software.

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He admitted the mistake itself was ‘trivial’, but added that its effect is ‘clearly severe’. The code was added on New Year’s Eve in 2011 and no-one spotted the mistake until earlier this month. ‘It was a simple program-

ming error in a new feature, which unfortunately occurred in a security relevant area,’ Dr Seggelmann said. ‘It was not intended at all, especially since I have previously fixed OpenSSL bugs myself, and was trying to contribute to the project.’


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Dr S e g g e l mann said the flaw was missed by him and a reviewer, who appears to have been Dr Stephen Henson, according to the logs. OpenSSL is an opensource program which anyone can contribute to and improve. Changes are submitted and reviewed before being added to the final release. Websites are then sent this release to update their systems. This meant the error

moved from development team to the released version and eventually the websites without being identified. The Heartbleed bug lets hackers eavesdrop on supposedly secure communications. It was uncovered by a team of researchers from Google Security and Codenomicon in the OpenSSL cryptographic software. Affected sites, including Google and Facebook, have fixed the problem, but its users have been complaining they’re being left in the dark

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as to what it means for their personal data. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of websites who are yet to fix the problem, or officially announce the fix leaving their users in limbo. Affected sites include a number of Google services, including Gmail and YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Yahoo and Dropbox. All of these sites have been patched and security experts are advising people to change their passwords on these accounts, even if the sites themselves aren’t issu-

ing the advice. Yahoo is the only major site that has explicitly said its users should change their password. Graham Cluely from security software company Sophos told MailOnline that while it is difficult for websites to contact individual members directly - and they are not duty bound to do so - given the scale of the flaw, they could be doing more. For example, Cluely suggests Google could post a link on its homepage for anyone who is concerned about the bug. ‘This could link to helpful details and Google’s official statement about its services. It would also be helpful for the whole internet community because the site is sowidely used,’ he said. In response to this, Google told MailOnline: ‘The security of our users’ information is a top priority. We fixed this bug early and Google users do not need to change their passwords.’ It did not comment on whether it would be issuing a statement directly to users, however. Dropbox tweeted saying it has patched all of its user-facing services and will continue to work to ‘make sure your stuff is always safe’, but would not comment further. There is also confusion between what the companies are suggesting in terms of changing passwords, and what the security experts are advising. People have been urged to change their details in response to the internetwide bug, but it has emerged that changing login details may not boost security at all. Some experts are advising users to change all their passwords across every site they have an account for, while others are being a little more selective. But it has been revealed that the efficacy of changing your password depends on the sites you have accounts for and in some instances changing your login details may be do more harm than good. Cluely continued: ‘It is confusing and I understand why people are befuddled, but a [password] reset for everything is both unnecessary, and potentially exposing. ‘Changing your password on a vulnerable site makes little difference because the site is still open to attack. ‘This means your old password would have been at risk, but you’re also giving hackers access to your new password - a double whammy. ‘If a site hasn’t fixed the security flaw, or hasn’t told its users it has, then people should assume that site is vulnerable. ‘It’s good to assume that

all sites are vulnerable and be cautious, until the sites state otherwise. ‘My advice is only change the passwords on services that tell you they’ve fixed the problem.’ The flaw was introduced in OpenSSL in December 2011, and was ‘in the wild’ until Monday, when a new version fixing the flaw was released.

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he worst case scenario is that someone found the flaw three years ago and has spent all that time scraping sites for personal

details. This does mean that if users have bought anything online from affected, supposedly secure, sites, signed up to accounts, or sent personal emails during that time, this data is potentially at risk. Unfortunately, changing your address and credit card details aren’t as simple as changing a password. The problem with highlighting the flaw - despite the fact it has now been patched - is that people from around the world are running code to find affected sites. Some of these people are curious security researchers and IT teams, but it could also suddenly be on the radar of would-be hackers and cybercriminals. This makes the time between the flaw being found, and when the sites patch the problem as key - and the details may be more vulnerable now than they were before. ‘We don’t know if someone has been exploiting the flaw beforehand so I don’t think we should leap to any conclusions,’ continued Cluely. ‘However, in security its always best to assume the worst and restart from scratch where possible. It would be irresponsible to give blanket advice like changing all your passwords.’ This is because the fault is with the code used to build encryption software used by the sites as a whole, not just the user’s account. As a result, the onus is on the sites to fix the problem, but as the flaw is thought to affect so many websites, this may take some time.

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t all depends on whether the site uses Open SSL without any other encryption. The Heartbleed bug lets hackers eavesdrop on supposedly secure communications. It was uncovered by a team of researchers from Google Security and Codenomicon in the OpenSSL cryptographic software. The software offers encryption services, such as when people log into internet banking, or into a webmail service like Yahoo. The fault lets a hacker craft an attack which, under the right conditions, will return small chunks of information from the remote system or service. ‘The big sites fixed the problem very quickly because they have the resources to do so. In some cases the affected sites outsource IT teams, and there will be small and medium businesses.”


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The woman who was insulted by Subway worker’s ‘big mama’ jibe A California woman struggling with her weight was outraged after she said a Subway employee scrawled the words 'Big Mama' on a box containing her order. Allison Brown, of Murrieta, said she stopped by the Subway eatery on Hacienda Drive in Vista two weeks ago to pick up lunch for herself and her husband. The woman ordered a 6-inch tuna sub sandwich and two flat-bread Flatizzas, paid for the food and went on her way. It was not until she arrived home that she discovered the hurtful message written in a black marker across the lid of one of the Flatizza containers. ‘I was hurt. I was devastated. I was crying,’ Brown told 10News, explaining that she has al-

ways been sensitive about her weight. The woman said she has been regularly dining at Subway after being inspired by the franchise’s spokesman, Jared Fogle, who reportedly shed 225lbs by eating off the fast-food eatery's menu. When an outraged Mrs Brown reached out to the owner of the Vista Subway to complain about his worker’s behavior, the man apologized and said that his young staffer just didn’t know any better. Brown has retained an attorney, Dan Gilleon, who sent a letter to Subway’s corporate office asking the fast food giant - which has nearly 41,0000 locations in 105 counties - to hire a third party to conduct anti-discrimination sensitivity training for its staff.


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Pact rushed before Obama goes here Philippine negotiators are just about ready to submit proposed “key points” for an enhanced defense cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases, raising speculation that the deal could be ready in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit on April 28-29.

“This round brought us much closer to finding full consensus, and the draft provisions on key points of an enhanced defense cooperation will be submitted to the President for his review,” said Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino in a statement released by the defense department. The Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Jose Cuisia Jr., expressed optimism that negotiations for the security deal will have already been concluded by the time Obama arrives. The proposed “Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” will allow the US wider access to Philippine military bases amid increasing Philippine tensions with China in the West Philippine Sea. Batino said consensus was reached on “key provisions and modalities that would reflect, among others, full respect for Philippine sovereignty, nonpermanence of US troops and no US military basing in the Philippines and a prohibition against weapons of mass destruction.” The draft agreement was described as “anchored on mutuality of benefits.” It states that the US access to and use of “Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) facilities and areas will be at the invitation of Friends: Mr Obama vowed that America will protect the Philippines the Philippines and with full respect for the Philippine Constitution and Philippine Batino chairs the Philip- eration, we are looking into His wife, Michelle, is not laws.” pine negotiating panel whose new dimensions of significant expected to accompany him The agreement would also members include Ambassa- strategic and operational val- on the trip, a “working visit state that the US would “not dors J. Eduardo Malaya and ue,” she said. that has some characteristics establish a permanent mili- Lourdes Yparraguirre, JusBatino said the proposed of a state visit,” Cuisia said. tary presence or base in the tice Undersecretary Francis- agreement would provide the Details of the visit are territory of the Philippines.” co Baraan, and Defense As- Philippines the “critical and still being worked out by the The Philippine Constitu- sistant Secretary Raymund timely support” its armed White House, said the envoy, tion prohibits the establish- Quilop. forces needs for its moderni- but Obama is already conment of foreign military bases The panel will submit the zation to achieve a minimum firmed to be meeting with on Philippine soil. draft provisions to Mr. Aqui- credible defense posture. President Aquino and his “Furthermore, the United no “soonest,” Malaya said in It also provides for a Cabinet. States has agreed that any a text message. “more expeditious humani“[The details] are still beequipment and matériel that “While the panels con- tarian assistance and disas- ing worked out by the White the US military may bring cluded the eighth round of ter relief and the provision of House. We don’t have the deinto the country ‘shall not in- negotiations, work continues jobs and other economic op- tails. What we know is, he is clude nuclear weapons,’” the in their respective capitals,” portunities through the local going to have a meeting with statement said. Malaya said. The talks began goods and supplies procure- President Aquino, and of The agreement will also in August last year amid Chi- ment that will be made by course some Cabinet meminclude the protection of the na’s increasing aggressive- the United States military.” bers. He’s probably going to environment, human health ness in claiming territories US to protect allies visit the American Cemetery, and safety. in the South and East China The US has categorically but the other activities are The Philippines is seeking Seas, engaging the Philip- said it will protect its allies, still being worked out,” Cuia stronger defense coopera- pines and Japan in a bitter the Philippines and Japan, sia said. tion with the US as its terri- maritime row. which are engaged in ter“I think the important torial dispute with China inWith the changing region- ritorial disputes with China thing is to precisely reaffirm tensifies. al security landscape, the in the South and East China the strong military and secuThe US plans to “rebal- Philippines and the US have Seas. rity alliance, strong economic ance” its forces in the Asia- no other option but to “make The Philippines has filed relations and people-to-peoPacific region, and has similar our alliance stronger if we are a case with a United Nations ple exhanges that we’ve had arrangements with Australia to maintain international and tribunal to nullify China’s between the US and the Philand Singapore, as part of its regional security,” Yparragu- taking control of shoals and ippines for so many years,” strategy to contain China’s irre said in the statement. reefs within its 370-kilometer he told reporters following growing military power. She said the proposed exclusive economic zone. a speech before Philippine “After 15 years of the Vis- agreement is “a step toward China, which claims vir- business leaders in Makati on iting Forces Agreement and realizing that objective.” tually all of the South China Friday. given current realities, chalYparraguirre described Sea, claims that the areas are Obama, who began his lenges and opportunities, the agreement being negoti- in the nine-dash-line marker first term as US President the Philippines is ready for a ated as a “new model of se- of its official map. in 2009, and Mr. Aquino, heightened level of defense curity engagement” for the Manila will be Obama’s who was elected president cooperation. This agree- Philippines and the United last stop in a four-nation in 2010, have officially met ment, which should stand on States. swing through Asia, which in- at least three times: in New mutual trust, is an idea whose “As we strive to further cludes visits to Japan, South York in 2010 and 2011 and at time has come,” Batino said. enhance our security coop- Korea and Malaysia. the White House during Mr.

Aquino’s working visit to the US in 2012. The last US presidential visit was that of Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, who made a nine-hour visit in October 2003. Asked whether Obama will visit typhoon-hit Eastern Visayas, as earlier speculated, Cuisia said the US President had no room for that on his itinerary. The envoy said he knew of earlier Philippine plans to request a long-range patrol aircraft and additional C-130s from the US. Cuisia also confirmed that the US military provided some assistance to the Philippines in strategizing a recent resupply and troop rotation mission’s evasion of Chinese Coast Guard ships that tried to stop it from getting to the Ayungin Shoal. Cuisia said US support to the mission was part of its regular activities under its commitment to Philippine defense under the Mutual Defense Treaty and the Visiting Forces Agreement. The US has expressed its commitment to defend the Philippines in the face of aggression, most recently reiterated by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a visit to China earlier this week.


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It is the ultimate recreational vehicle - and send to make one four year old extremely happy. The KiraVan, a giant custom built off road truck, is capable of travelling almost anywhere in the world and was designed by 61 year old Californian inventor Bran Ferren. The incredible interior boasts everything from a fully stocked office, kitchen and bedroom, to a popup tent on the roof for Kira, Ferren’s four year daughter the truck was designed for. Bran Ferren, the 61 year old cofounder and chief creative officer of Applied Minds, a worldrenowned tech and design firm whose on-therecord customer list includes General Motors, Intel, and the US Air Force, has spent four years traveling the world to talk to experts as he finalised the truck’s design. The huge six-wheeled vehicle can drive down mud-swamped roads, and even rock covered roads thanks to kevlar reinforced tyres. It will be able to travel up to 2,000 miles without resupply and navigate slopes as steep as 45 degrees thanks to a special suspension system. The cockpit also has a special vibration reducing chair, as well as control for drones that can fly ahead to check traffic. However, while the truck itself is impressive, the trailer is even more so. At 31 feet long and more than 10 feet high, it is better equipped than most homes. It has an ecofriendly bathroom, a customdesigned kitchen where meals can be prepared, along with storage space for two weeks of traveling.


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Who told you to siesta? Risk of early death by ¾ in short nap... It seems a pretty harmless occupation, but taking an afternoon nap can knock years off your life, say researchers. British adults who sleep for an hour or more in the day increased the chances of premature death by almost a third, scientists found. The biggest risks appear to be associated with lung diseases, such as bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia. Adults who nap every day are up to two-and-a-half times more likely to die from respiratory illnesses than those who don’t. Researchers said that this could be because napping triggers inflammation in the body. However, the findings, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, also suggested that dozing during the day could be a signal that the person already has lung disease. Experts at Cambridge tracked more than 16,000 British men and

women over 13 years. They studied adults who, in the late nineties, signed up to a major research project investigating the effects of diet and lifestyle on cancer. As part of the project, volunteers gave details of their sleeping habits – including whether they took a nap in the day. Researchers then followed them up for 13 years and recorded the number of deaths – just over 3,000 – and what caused them. When they matched mortality rates with sleeping habits, they found the risk of death increased slightly by about 14 per cent in people who dozed less than an hour in the day. But if their naps lasted more than an hour, the risks increased by 32 per cent. When they looked at causes of death, they found the chances of dying from a respiratory illness more than doubled if naps lasted over an hour.

But the report added: ‘It remains plausible that napping might be an early sign of system disregulation and a marker of future health problems.’ Professor Jim Horne, from the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University, said short naps can still be a major help. He said: ‘The findings actually show that the great majority – about 85 per cent – of those people who napped less than one hour were at no greater risk.’ He said it is possible that people in the study with serious and incurable lung illnesses might even have benefited from snoozing in the day and that napping ‘may not have hastened death but delayed it’. Last year, a study in China – where taking a post-lunch snooze is very popular – found napping for more than 30 minutes at a time raised the chances of developing type two diabetes.

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Numbers of World War Two soldiers are dwindling down Many Filipino veterans of World War II have died, leaving behind 14,093 others, many of them aged 90 and above, as of March, according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO). The oldest veteran, 106-year-old retired Capt. Fernando Perez Javier who resides in Baguio City, said the PVAO kept track of them by requiring them to send monthly photographs of themselves holding up the day’s newspaper, similar to the “proof of life” often associated with kidnap victims. Javier said it was an odd routine he had to follow to

By Harry Sanchez Correspondent Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao wants payback for being on the wrong side of a controversial decision, while unbeaten American champ Timothy Bradley seeks redemption in their rematch Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Although Pacquiao, 35, remains a slight favorite over the younger and prime Bradley, the narrative of Pacquiao-Bradley II has changed since the first fight. Bradley is coming off two impressive victories, his only fights after Pacquiao. First, the 30-year-old Palm Springs, California, native survived an uncharacteristic slugfest with Pacquiao’s hard-hitting sparring partner and now light welterweight champ, Ruslan Provodnikov. He then outboxed and outworked Pacquiao rival Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Pacquiao cold in December 2012 in his fourth fight with the Mexican counterpuncher. Pacquiao, who was trying to finish off the bloodied Marquez, was floored facefirst by a perfect counter right hand to the jaw with barely a second left in the sixth round, one the biggest knockouts in boxing. Pacquiao returned to the ring last November and dominated Mexican American slugger Brandon Rios, a former world lightweight champ, in a trailblazing promotion in Macau, China by Top Rank Inc. “It’s commendable that Manny has come back after, and I say this with the utmost respect, such a traumatic and devastating loss to Juan Manuel Marquez,” said boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the best welterweights of all time. “It’s seldom that a fighter will ever recover from a defeat like that. [Roberto] Duran came back after a similar knockout to Tommy [Hearns] but Duran was all about heart and his head was totally in the game,” Leonard was quoted in a RingTV.com exclusive by Tom Gray.

By Annabelle Rosario Correspondent keep his records up to date. The surviving freedom fighters who fought the invading Japanese forces from 1941 to 1945 served with the United States Armed Forces in the Far East and the old Philippine Scouts, the PVAO said. Some came from the ranks of guerillas; some of them were recognized before and after the creation of the military service board. Many veterans were among the 60,000 Filipino soldiers who were forced to join the Death March begin-

ning on April 9, 1942, after waging the last defense of Bataan for three months. Like many veterans, Javier said he was not happy with the bureaucracy. He claimed that his monthly checks had stopped arriving recently. “It’s not much but it could help with the household expenses,” he said. Javier lives at his Camdas Village home with the family of his caregivers who have served him loyally for years. He said he financed the education of a caregiver’s daughter who is now a certified midwife. The PVAO said the sur-

viving war veterans counted among the 178,133 people who were receiving pension benefits from the government. Veterans who fought after World War II were members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea and the Philippine Civic Action Group. According to the PVAO, the 178,133 beneficiaries get old-age pension of P5,000 monthly, total administrative disability pension of P1,700 monthly and death pension of P1,000 monthly or disability pension of P1,000 to P1,700 monthly.

These amount to around P11 billion yearly. Veterans of wars and military campaigns, surviving spouses and orphans get care, benefits and aid from the government as guaranteed by Section 7 of Article 16 of the 1987 Constitution. The PVAO said the Aquino administration had reduced the P25 billion worth of arrears in the total administrative disability (TAD) pension for 17,817 living World War II veterans from 1994 up to 2009 when it paid them P2.877 billion in 2013. This brought up the TAD payments to P6.93 billion. Republic Act No. 7696, the amendments to RA 6968, which upgraded and standardized the benefits of military veterans and their dependents, entitles war veterans to a P1,700 monthly TAD pension when they reach 70 years old. The government, the PVAO said, paid P27.3 million for the hospitalization of 1,563 veterans and their dependents in 2013.

Pacquiao wants the payback as he is the slight favorite to win

Respected boxing commentator Larry Merchant thinks Pacquiao-Bradley II is “a virtual toss-up.” Merchant said Pacquiao’s dominant victory over Rios showed that Filipino icon has recovered from the Marquez loss and even showed that he can box and “reinvent himself like a pure boxer.” This is much unlike the

“tsunami who attacked and swarmed his foes,” Merchant added, which has made Pacman a global icon. But Merchant said Pacquiao can’t hope to beat the much-improved Bradley by trying to outbox him. “[Pacquiao] has to assert himself. He has to box and bang at the same time,” said Merchant by phone Tuesday

night from his home in Santa Monica, California. “He has to seize control of the fight — be relentless but not careless.” Merchant, who is expected to do the international coverage for the rematch, thinks Bradley deserves credit for his superb performances against Provodnikov and Marquez.

“Bradley is still in his prime and is hungry. He has dramatically shown in his two previous fights that he is a fighter to be reckoned with,” Merchant said. “Bradley had two outstanding fights and proved himself a warrior against a hard-punching brawler like Provodnikov. He later outwitted and outboxed a great counterpuncher.”


Page 16 By Daniel Sta Ana Chief Correspondent Saying that it is “grossly unfair” to free port tourism, traders have petitioned the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to stop collecting the environmental and tourism administrative fee (ETAF) from business establishments here. At least 30 businessmen, representing several tourism-related establishments here, have signed the petition asking SBMA Chair Roberto Garcia to seek a “more logical solution” to address environment protection instead of forcing their customers to foot the bill. The SBMA began collecting the fee on March 4 from visitors entering the Subic free port. Packaged like value-added tax, the fee is collected from Subic enterprises each time a visitor consumes any commodity in Subic or takes up lodging inside the free port. “We are appealing to the chair to scrap this present system of collecting the ETAF and opt for the most logical and less complicated system, which is to simply collect the fee at the entrance,” the businessmen said in their petition. Those who signed the petition were owners, managers and representatives of several hotels and restaurants inside the free port. “We are for the environment,” they said. “But we abhor the thought that we are the only ones

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Collecting more money from them is unfair says hotel and eatery owners

“Penalizing the visitors by more fees to be paid” who are made a clear target here in the guise of imposing the ETAF on our clientele.” The SBMA has required its locators to collect P20 for every person who enters Subic’s theme parks, beaches and other tourism establishments where fixed gross purchases in restauentrance fees are charged. The SBMA has also di- rants, wellness and massage rected the collection of an centers, and other establishextra P100 for every person ments, but the SBMA dewho plays for a whole day at ferred this to provide owners golf courses and an addition- more time to prepare their al P100 for every room rented systems. “Sad to say, it is very clear out per night at hotels and other accommodation facili- that you are penalizing our visitors and patrons by imties in the free port. The agency was also posing additional fees every poised to collect the equiva- time they avail of our serlent of two percent from vices,” the businessmen told

Garcia in their petition. They said they would like the SBMA to provide them with details of a comprehensive tourism development plan for the free port for which the ETAF is to be collected. “All we got were vague pronouncements on how the ETAF will be used to benefit the tourism-related outlets,” they said.

The businessmen also proposed that the SBMA collect the ETAF “directly from tourists at all entry points” of the free port instead of collecting this through the Subic establishments. Garcia has yet to respond to the petition. But he had said the funds that would be generated from the ETAF would be used for programs to mitigate the carbon foot-

print of tourists and visitors. He had also said the SBMA had consulted the business sector about the ETAF. Garcia had rejected proposals to collect the fee at the entrances of the free port, arguing that it would be difficult for the port employees to distinguish tourists from zone residents. theolwsun@gmail.com

Traders slam impunity in the Philippines International fair trade groups have called on President Aquino and the Philippine government to solve the murder last month of fair trade center head Romeo Capalla. In separate letters addressed to the President, the Italy-based Altromercato and iCOOP Korea also called on Philippine authorities to arrest Capalla’s killers and uncover the motive for the attack. “We are against impunity on extrajudicial killings and we demand justice for Romeo Capalla,” Vittorio Rinaldi, Altromercato chair, said in an April 8 letter. “We [call for a] stop [to] additional killings of human rights activists [and] economic, social and developmental workers,” his letter added. Altromercato is the biggest fair trade organization in Italy and one of the largest worldwide.

By Annabelle Rosario Correspondent At least two men gunned down Capalla in front of the public market in Oton town, Iloilo province, on March 15 as he was helping his 90-year-old mother-in-law board his sport utility vehicle. He died of bullet wounds in the head before reaching Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City. An hour after Capalla’s killing, unidentified men also burned a truck and other pieces of equipment of a muscovado sugar mill operated by a partner of Capalla’s group, Panay Fair Trade Center (PFTC), in Janiuay town, Iloilo. Capalla, 65, and the younger brother of Davao Archbishop Emeritus Fernando Capalla, chaired the board of directors of PFTC and was

its general manager for more than 12 years. Police last month filed a murder complaint against one of the alleged gunmen—Julie Cabino—and four other unidentified persons, but no arrests have been made. Investigators have also not determined the motive for the killing. In his letter, Rinaldi expressed dismay over the killing of Capalla and the attack against PFTC. “PFTC is certainly one of the most important and trustworthy partners, as well as a leading member, of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) Asia and WFTO Global,” he said. Capalla, Rinaldi said in his letter, was “an extremely committed, hardworking and fair person who dedicated his entire life to the improvement of the living conditions of poor people

by promoting fair trade activities.” “He had a true commitment to his community and his country,” Rinaldi said. The iCOOP Korea, the biggest consumer cooperative in South Korea, said it was “deeply shocked and angered” by the killing of Capalla and the burning of the muscovado mill. It also called on Philippine officials and law enforcement agencies “to take strong and prompt actions” to arrest those responsible. Fair trade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to foster better trading conditions and promote sustainability. It advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards.


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Mar Roxas’ � 4b bonanza

Giving away money for Capiz as part of GPBP fund project By Daniel Sta Ana Chief Correspondent CHRISTMAS came during Lent for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas. Playing Santa Claus to his fellow Visayan, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said on Thursday the national government was making available almost P4 billion in financial assistance to the typhoon-ravaged communities of Western and Eastern Visayas. The P4 billion is apart from the almost P1.8 billion in rehabilitation funds that the government has started distributing to typhoonstricken cities and municipalities in three regions in the Visayas, Roxas said at an orientation seminar on the Recovery Assistance on Yolanda here. “Advance Happy Easter. May you spend your money wisely to help your [constituents],” Roxas told local officials of Capiz as he handed over more than P200 million in rehabilitation aid for his home province. The interior secretary, who flew here a day after distributing more than P800 million in rehabilitation financial assistance to Leyte province, announced a new initiative in which P1.88 billion for Western Visayas and P1.82 billion for Eastern Visayas in financial aid had been allotted by the Aquino administration. Some towns in these two regions, which bore the brunt of the killer typhoon when it wrought havoc on the Visayas five months ago, are known to be among the poorest in the country. Roxas said the almost P4-billion financial aid was part of the P20-billion Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GPBP) project that is funded through the annual national budget. The funds are meant to finance various poverty-alleviation projects identified and recommended by the local poverty reduction council composed of people’s organizations (POs) and nongovernment organizations (NGOs), he explained. “Under this system, the projects to be funded by the government will not come from politicians and elected officials, but by the homeowners’ associations,

NGOs and POs themselves,” he said. “But not all proposed projects will be approved. They have to have a give-and-take system and prioritize projects that they have unanimously decided to fund,” Roxas said. Asked why the multibillion-peso fund was released to the two Visayan regions at almost the same time as the rehabilitation aid, he said: “The GPBP is part of the General Appropriations Act. The fund will be allocated with or without Yolanda.” “The GPBP is a new initiative that encourages people’s participation not only in project identification, but also in monitoring project implementation,” Roxas said in a statement. “With the GPBP, no one will be left behind from the ‘straight path,’” he said, using President Aquino’s anticorruption slogan. Roxas reminded the local officials that the rehabilitation fund should be used only for the repair and construction of public markets, city or town halls and civic centers such as gymnasiums. He warned “epal” politicians—or credit-grabbing, publicity-seeking government officials who plaster their images and names on government projects—from financing the construction of welcome arches and other beautification projects bearing their initials. “You should spend these funds only for their intended purpose. You should not use these to build welcome arches or other borloloy (gimmicks),” he stressed. Roxas also reminded the local officials to observe utmost diligence and transparency in spending taxpayer money, saying President Aquino himself would be closely monitoring the use of the funds. Mercedita Francisco, municipal treasurer of Dao town in Capiz, thanked Roxas and the President for expediting the release of the rehabilitation assistance fund. “We are really very happy because we needed money to repair our municipal hall and public market. This is a big morale boost for us,” Francisco said. A large chunk of the P1.8billion rehabilitation budget went to 35 towns in Leyte province, which received more than P800 million. Tacloban City, whose chief executive, Mayor Alfred Romualdez, engaged Roxas in a bitter dispute for allegedly politicking in leading the government’s relief distribution, got the biggest allocation among local governments, with P230.7 million.


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The electorate have done a big mistake!

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NSTEAD of telling Al Vitangcol to shape up or ship out, Malacañang on Thursday defended the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager against his critics. President Aquino’s approval and from 74 percent. Communications Secretary Hertrust ratings declined slightly nationHis trust rating dropped the most minio Coloma rejected demands that wide but these posted huge declines among Class E, the poorest of the poor— President Aquino sack Vitangcol for among the poor, and in Metro Manila to 69 percent from 80 percent. By area, worsening conditions at the MRT. and the Visayas, results of a Pulse Asia the President posted the worst drop Coloma insisted that the congessurvey conducted last month showed. in approval and trust ratings in Metro tion at MRT stations “comes from the Pulse Asia said Aquino registered Manila and the Visayas, large areas of natural increase in population and the an approval rating of 70 percent, down which were devastated by Super Typropensity of commuters to use a parfrom 73 percent last December. His trust phoon Yolanda last November. ticular mode of public transportation rating stood at 69 percent, a decline over another.” “The increase in population, can you blame that on Mr. Vitangcol?” a visibly irked ma encouraged commuters They have known from petent the leader this elecColoma asked in Filipino in a to consider other modes of the start that the capacity of torate have produced. If only press conference. “It seems transportation until the gov- the trains are lower than the we have a leader better than a bit overreaching to blame ernment acquires more train people who enter it. this... everything on one official.” coaches to accommodate the If President Aquino even Coloma did not like the huge volume of passengers. considered this thing since I I I I idea of disgruntled commuthe was elected, maybe by last ers staging a rally and asking year the MRT problem mayfor Vitangcol’s head. be solved. “There’s a process for Y the time I read I’m also not happy at HE heat is scorchthat. What will happen to our this article, I was what Gloria Arroyo did during. I am writing country if one just needs to just as irked as Mr. ing her administration but this column in a organize a mass action, deColoma. Does he she did expand the LRT and bahay kubo outmand the head [of one offimean that even reopened the PNR. At least, side our humble cial] and it will be granted? I people who was born, um, she did put a patch, that by home somewhere in Cagaydon’t think that’s the mark of let’s say 2014, are to blame for this time, have worn out be- an. a civilized society and a good a problem made by people cause of mismanagement. But there is something democracy,” he said. Colo- born ages away from them? This just shows how inco- bad happening -- I suspect

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Why I was not here . . . Welcome back to me! I was not able to publish more of my previous column because of some appointments. Plus, I went in an outing with my family. And, I got busy with my grades as I fixed my clearance for promotion to Grade 9. Retooling Also, my short-term contract with OLW Sun have ended weeks ago, but they let me back because of popular demand *whew* and people asking me to retool the format to a format of opinions, not just an extension of the news pages. Now, people who read me abroad

PICTURE OF THE DAY TRAFFIC Many people flock the MRT in the file photo, possibly thousands of them. This is my wallpaper for me now because it always make me laugh (see column there) as they are trying to escape the traffic (top left corner) in the EDSA.

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there is a crisis in water. Just on Friday morning, when I took a bath, I noticed that the water coming out of our faucet was not the same volume as before. It still emits a lot of water but 6 weeks ago, it had ejected more water than that.

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The snoring battles... Every night, this couple would be trying ways to stop the noise

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OR nearly 20 years, my husband Jonathan and I have happily shared a marital bed — and with the late-night partying and early parenting years behind us, we should be getting the best sleep of our lives. But we’re not. There’s a new interloper between our crisp cotton sheets — the sonorous rumble and snort of heavy snoring. From both of us. I’m 49 and Jon, a design

consultant, is 50. We’re not overweight, we’re healthy and fit, but the snorts and gasps have become ridiculous. It’s a race to hit the pillow every night, as whoever drops off to sleep first wins — leaving the other with no choice but to lie there and endure the cacophony.

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BY LOUISE ATKINSON women moaning about their men, not a mutual moanathon like ours) and there’s a lot of talk about the slippery slope to separate rooms. In fact, two in five Britons say their partner’s snoring robs them of sleep, with one in five claiming it leaves them permanently exhausted. So Jon and I decide to try a different anti-snoring device each night for a week. Will we find one that leaves us well-rested, or will we feel more sleep-deprived than

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usually fall asleep really quickly — Jon will half-jokingly count me down ‘ten, nine, eight…’ and I rarely hear him say five. But my nights are ruined later, when I’m jolted awake by the sound of a JCB digger from his side of the bed. And it’s worse when he’s had a few drinks. At times, I’ve banished him to a pull-out bed in one of the kids’ rooms, but that’s

now out of bounds as they complain his snoring keeps them awake. Our youngest has even resorted to wearing earplugs. When I present Jon with our goody bag of snoring gadgets, he is thoroughly disdainful, muttering grumpily about snake oil and hocus-pocus. But he eventually selects his first weapon — SnoreBand Nasal Strips (£4.95 for a pack of 30), which you tape over the bridge of your nose. These claim to stop your

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a huge gasp of air and get on with the proper job of snoring again. It can’t be healthy — for either of us. So Louise is the first to take a really tough one for the team and try the ‘facebra’, or Jaw Strap. Even though it pushes her lips into a sexy ‘selfie’ pout, it’s a total passion killer. And in the morning I wake to find a stream of dribble trickling out of her forcibly closed mouth — and a good solid

FROM PAGE 21 nostrils collapsing as you breathe at night — a common problem that can cause you to breathe (and therefore snore) through your mouth. Jon says the strips do seem to keep his nostrils open — but sadly his snoring doesn’t improve. The following night he tries NasiVent (£21.96 for four reusable tubes in different sizes). The idea is that you insert one of the hollow silicone tubes into each nostril to keep them open — maximizing airflow and encouraging you to breathe through your nose. But this device, too, has precisely zero impact on Jon’s snoring. It’s the same result on the third night with the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring (£35, in sizes small, medium or large) which has to be worn on a little finger. The bumps on the inside of the ring put pressure on acupuncture points, which apparently stimulates the zones that free-up the nasal passages and adjust ‘natural biorhythms’. Even less successful is the Snoring Solutions Jaw Strap (£17.50), which an extremely reluctant Jon lets me strap him into on the fourth night.

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his piece of rubber, with adjustable Velcro straps, is cunningly fashioned to keep your mouth firmly shut and your jaw pulled forwards. This supposedly stops the soft palate at the back of your throat collapsing down to close off your airway (the most common source of extreme snore volume). But Jon thinks he looks so ridiculous, he rips it off in disgust before falling asleep. He is more keen to try the Orthopaedic Anti Snore Pillow (£16.99) on the fifth night. This supports your neck to encourage you to lie on your back — keeping your jaw from dropping into maximum snore-volume mode. Jon wakes in the morning and declares it a great success. But unbeknown to him, I’ve downloaded an ingenious app called SnoreLab on my mobile phone.

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t records your snoring and produces a graph in the morning with peaks and troughs indicating your snore volume and duration. And, at the touch of a button, you get to hear what you sound like in full nocturnal song. Jon’s graph reveals a long series of extremely high snoring peaks (above ‘loud’ and bordering on ‘epic’ on the SnoreLab volume scale). That comfy pillow was clearly no match for a bottle of Cotes du Rhone and a good set of lungs. The following night, Jon is surprisingly happy to give the Nytol Anti-Snoring Throat Spray a try, saying its deeply medicinal smell gives him

faith that it actually might work. This product is a cross between shaving foam and spray cream, and you squirt it into the back of your mouth. It contains seaweed and rosehip extract that supposedly lubricate and soothe any tissue swelling — thus reducing the vibrations that cause snoring. Jon certainly comes to bed with delightfully fresh breath and — to my astonishment — both of us enjoy the soundest, most snorefree sleep we’ve had for a very long time. So the Nytol is a keeper. But Jon is determined to hang on to his beloved antisnore pillow in the hope the combination of the two will give him the best chance of keeping his inner warthog at bay. THE HUSBAND SAYS I don’t think my snoring is a problem. It doesn’t bother me, except for when I very occasionally snort myself awake, or

when I (more commonly) get woken by a swift kick to the shins from Louise. The real problem is having to lie there listening to her snoring. My wife’s repertoire ranges from an over-content purring cat to a clapped-out Datsun that’s missing an exhaust. She also has the ability to rattle and splutter on the outbreath as well as the in.

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goes into fullblown apnoea arrest and stops breathing for up to 25 seconds. At this stage I have CPR drills running through my head and often think: ‘Is she dead?’ Then, just as I’m about to shake her, she’ll take

snore resonating from her throat. Neither of us had any idea she could snore so successfully with her mouth closed. I’m not convinced that having either one of us trussed up like Hannibal Lecter is going to help things — and it certainly won’t add sparkle to our sex life.

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FROM PAGE 22 The next night, things are even worse. Louise emerges from the bathroom smiling alluringly, then opens her mouth to reveal a monstrous plastic gum-shield clenched over her top and bottom teeth. This SnoreWizard pulls the bottom jaw forwards all night, keeping the airway past the soft palate clear.

any position — on our back, on either side, even face-down — so changing position is hardly going to help. Unsurprisingly, that one didn’t last the night either.

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helpfully delivers a prickle of electrical current to your arm when it detects snoring. This supposedly wakes you, so you’ll turn over. I t’s a barbaric instrument of torture, if you ask me, and superfluous. Why do either of

us need electric shocks when the other is perfectly happy to kick or prod (both effective wake-up devices)? Besides, we can snore in

he Anti-Snoring Ring is as ineffectual for Louise as it is for me, and the Nasal Strips and NasiVent tubes don’t work either. Relief, when it finally comes, is in chemical form — the Helps Stop Snoring Throat Rinse and Throat Spray. After swilling and gargling with the rinse and blasting the back of her throat with the bitter-tasting spray, Louise had her best night’s sleep in ages — and so did I. The products contain essential oils that ‘lubricate and tone’ the soft tissues at the back of the throat, stopping them from vibrating and collapsing. Louise also tried the Nytol spray but it made her retch. This has been an interesting week, involving torture and humiliation, but hard evidence from the SnoreLab app reveals that both of us can sleep through deafening noises from the other — and there’s always the throat spray and mouth wash to freshen every snoring breath.

he world’s most bling egg has been unveiled in time for Easter - but you’ll need to be a billionaire to shell out for this extravagant one-off. A cross between a Faberge egg and the Damien Hirst skull, the ‘Mirage’ is a unique gem that only the richest can afford. The incredible ornament has more than 1,000 diamonds on the outside ‘shell’ - worth £1.5million alone - 100 of which are a unique cut. And the diamondcovered egg opens up to reveal an ornate globe, hand-crafted in 18-carat gold. The globe’s top shell raises to reveal a delicate rock crystal dove, perched on a gold olive branch. The dove and olive branch were hand carved in gold and were included as symbols of world peace. Mirage has taken three years to make, with work carried out by the world’s elite craftsmen across three continents. Manfred Wild is the main man in charge of Mirage’s design and assembly. And with millions spent in labour costs alone, that’s a heavy responsibility. Vashi Dominguez, jeweller to the stars, has access to the private owner of this masterpiece, a mystery collector. It was not going to be sold, but Mr Dominguez claims he is working on persuading the anonymous owner to place it on the market. The egg’s private owner had no intention of selling but Mr Dominguez believes if anyone did make an offer in the ‘multiple millions’ they might be able to strike a deal. Diamond specialist Dominguez thinks Mirage is one of the most valuable jewels ever created. He said: ‘Mirage is, quite simply, one of the finest jewels ever created. ‘The owner has said he has no intention of selling the wondrous piece, but if someone really wants it I can see if we can come to an agreement. ‘The diamonds alone are worth more than £1.5 million while labour costs were around the same.’ At £5 million, Mirage would cost the same price as a very smart London home or 30 times the price of a Ferrari 458 Italia supercar. However, Mr Dominguez believes the owner would end up wanting more.


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‘yes, dear’. Inseparable Aquilla and Catherine Brant - aged 99 and 95 - met in 1939 on the day World War Two broke out. Aquilla, whose name is Latin for eagle, was in the St John Ambulance and was called to train others in lifesaving skills. The retired electrician was training a group of 12 men at a fever hospital in Dalton, West Yorks., where the future love of his life was working as a nurse. When Aquilla needed some tea and sugar and was told to find Catherine to help him out they fell for each other. He said: ‘Yes, it was love at first sight. She was beautiful and still is. ‘We just love each other. Of course we’ve had our ups and downs like everybody else and someone once asked me how we’d stayed together so long. ‘I told them it was two little words: “Yes, dear”.’

He added that they rarely had a cross word and if they did they always sorted it out. The aged lovebirds, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, now share an double room at Pilling House residential home in Skelmanthorpe. Aquilla, who will turn 100 in December, said: ‘We try to argue things out and agree about it at the end. We’ve never come to any blows. ‘We have always lived harmoniously and Catherine is very understanding and loves everybody, even her enemies.’ Former nurse Catherine, who will be 96 next month, said: ‘You shouldn’t hate anybody. You should pray for your enemies, and it’s surprising how they will react when you do that. ‘I love people and Aquilla doesn’t love people as much. He’ll say: “Oh, is she coming again?”’ The romantics married on April 8, 1942 at Almondbury Church before spending a few days on honeymoon in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. They have been back to spa town since, trying to retrace their steps, but were disappointed not to find where they stayed. ‘We saw lambs being born and Aquilla leaned back and

broke a chair but we never told anybody,’ smiled Catherine. By the time of his wedding Aquilla had been called up into the Army while his wife continued working as a nurse. When he was demobbed in 1946 he started work at a chemicals plant, he later moved to work for many years at a power station,

where he was a maintenance electrician. Catherine worked as a nurse until she left to bring up her family. The couple went on to have three children Carl, Susan and Hazel, two grandchildren John and Amanda and four greatgrandchildren Tom, Sam, Alexandra and William. Surrounded by his wooden carvings in their room Catherine

said Aquilla could mend anything. ‘There was nothing he couldn’t do. He must have saved us so much money over the years. ‘If a pan handle broke I would look forward to getting something new but he would get his soldering iron out and he would repair it. ‘He has even made his own false teeth but that’s another story. I’ll tell you that when he’s 100,’ said Catherine.


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he revelation took my breath away. Blinking at the computer screen, I re-read the words: ‘Your dad is married to my mum. They have three sons - and I am one.’ I knew Dad had been married before, with children I’d never met. It was the use of the present tense that set my heart racing; Dad had told us he’d divorced long ago. I’d found my half-brother on Facebook. Dad was estranged from his parents and siblings and, curious about my extended family, I’d been contacting people in the area with our surname. Talk about opening a can of worms. We continued exchanging messages and out it all came. How Dad had been living with his other family half the time: when he was away with ‘work’, he was actually with them. It was the real reason he’d never married Mum, too: every time any of us queried this he’d say: ‘We don’t need an expensive piece of paper to prove our love.’ If that’s not audacious enough, Dad had been leading this double life for 28 years - since seven years before I was born. So for my entire life, Dad had been lying to me, to my sister and to my mum. I broke the news to Mum straight away and, distraught, she called him. She had thought he was away for work, as normal, but this time she told him not to come home from wherever he’d been. Apart from one or two cursory text messages, we have heard nothing from him since. Six months on, perhaps not surprisingly, my mum, my sister Lauren, 25, and I are still struggling to come to terms with it all. Not only has Mum spent nearly three decades loving a man who was married to someone else, Lauren and I have had to deal with the fact our father is not the man we thought he was. While there are so many unanswered questions, there are also many answers. I don’t think I’ll ever know why he did such a thing - perhaps it’s as simple as having his cake and eating it - but other things have clicked into place. I’d always wondered why I’d gone from being an upbeat, gregarious child to an introverted, distrusting teen on anti-depressants. Now I put it down to a continuous gnawing doubt that all was not as it seemed. I appreciate it sounds inconceivable that Dad got away with it for so long, but his routine of staying with us for half the week and every other weekend was something we grew up with. We all believed that, for the rest of the time, his work as an accountant for a large

fruit and veg distributor kept him away. He blamed work for the fact he could never be with us on Christmas Day, and led us to believe it was why he was largely absent from our birthday celebrations. There was always talk of meetings up and down the country and overseeing early deliveries. I have since discovered that in fact, in recent years, he has been working for an estate agent - so he even lied about his job. When I was very young, Dad’s absences weren’t something I questioned because it was how it had always been. In fact, I would still say we had a happy childhood growing up in Blyth, Northumberland. My parents had met three years before Lauren was born: my mum, Moira, now 55, had been working in a lo-

cal pub and Dad used to pop in every lunch for a cheese and ham toastie. Of course she thought she’d met ‘the one’, while all along he was secretly married. As I grew up, my parents seemed happy. They held hands, took us on holidays and weekends away. As we were so close to my mum and my late grandmother, I can’t say we missed Dad much when he was away. It was great when he was around but otherwise, we just got on with our lives. But, through the prism of hindsight, I can see how his absence inspired a sense of worthlessness in me. It wasn’t until my early teens that doubts set in. I started to wonder if he had girlfriends. I confided in my grandmother, who tried to reassure me, telling me ‘not to be daft’ and that Dad was hard at work.

BY BETH KAVANAGH But any relief was only momentary. I was so concerned I broached the subject with my mum once or twice. She batted away my suggestions confidently: ‘Don’t be silly, he’s just working.’ It’s only lately that Mum has admitted she, too, had nagging doubts but pushed them to the back of her mind. I think she clung to their talk of retirement plans. Both allotment-mad, they talked of buying somewhere rural and living the good life. Meanwhile my desire to impress Dad became an obsession, meaning I took on far more studying than I could handle. I was eventually diagnosed with depression aged 16 and given anti-depressants. Something Dad brushed off

with unhelpful comments: ‘Just smile, for God’s sake!’ When I went to university to study journalism, I saw him less and less. That’s not to say I wasn’t bitterly disappointed when he showed up late to my graduation last July on my 21st birthday and barely said a word. In 2012, the family had been shaken by two terrible events in close succession. Mum started chemotherapy for cancer in the April. Four months later, my grandma died of the disease aged 85. Dad was absent throughout. There were no stand-out moments when Mum’s suspicions were raised. He was careful to keep his work life very private: we never met any of his colleagues, for example. Mum often complained when he missed birthdays and Christmases

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FROM PAGE 27 but his reply was always the same: he had no choice because he had to work hard to earn money for us all. No one could have imagined Dad had been lying from the outset. He’d clearly been lying to his other family, too. When I got in contact with my half-brother on Facebook, he explained how he’d recently found a note from me in Dad’s office, but Dad brushed it off, making it sound like he didn’t have much to do with me. When I told him Dad lived with us, he wrote: ‘And sleeps in the same bed as your mum?’ ‘Of course,’ I replied. ‘And does he come home every other weekend? Does he say he’s working when he’s not there?’ From that I gathered he’d fed this other family, who live 20 miles away in Newcastle, the same lies. I wanted to find out more, but my half-brother clammed up, telling me he had to go because he wanted to confront Dad. I was at work in Birmingham so I phoned Mum straight away. Of course I’d rather have done it in person but she was too far away. ‘I think you need to sit down,’ I said. ‘Dad’s still with his ex-wife: in fact, he never divorced her.’ ‘You’re joking?’ Mum gasped. I could hear the quiver in her voice as I explained that, while the oldest of his sons, 34, knew about us, the younger two - 32 and 27 - didn’t. As for whether the wife knew about us, my half-brother had said he wasn’t sure. ‘What are you going to do?’ I asked. ‘I’ll phone you back,’ said Mum. In the meantime, she tried to call Dad. His phone was switched off, as usual, so she sent a text message: ‘I know your secret. Don’t come home.’ The response made my blood boil. ‘I’m sorry. I tried to do good by everyone, but just messed it up in all ways. I’m not a bad man. I just got it wrong in so many directions. I will have the consequences of losing everything and everyone but that’s my fault and it’s what I deserve.’ Self-pity and self-justification, that’s all he had to offer. I was disgusted - but desperate to know more of the story. I tried my half-brother again, but this time all I got were one-word answers. ‘Don’t you think we need to talk?’ I asked. He wrote back, saying maybe one day but he didn’t think he could handle it now. I gathered he’d spoken to Dad but when I asked how his mum had reacted, he replied: ‘That’s none of your business.’ I managed to find photos of his mum on his profile page: she had light blonde hair and seemed about the same age as Dad, who’s 61. My half-brother has now deleted me as a friend on Facebook. When I queried this, he said: ‘We don’t need to be in contact.’ This was a double blow, as not only did it mean I couldn’t

find out any more information, but I would have liked to forge a relationship with my brothers. I still hope to do so one day. It’s the reason I haven’t gone round there and made a scene: I didn’t want them to think badly of me. I don’t blame them because, like us, they were in kept in the dark. My sister, Lauren, was as shocked as Mum and me. She has chosen to maintain a relationship with Dad - albeit through text as he hasn’t dared to phone any of us - but there’s no disguising how much he has hurt her, too. She sent him a text about her disappointment and he responded with the same pathetic excuses and large dose of self-pity. They didn’t wash with me. I left him one voicemail saying, ‘Call me’ but he didn’t. I haven’t had a single word: no apology, no acknowledgement, nothing. That really hurts; it’s the final confirmation that I don’t matter to him. Although Mum, Lauren and I are closer than ever, we have spent a lot of time crying together. Everything we had believed in is a lie. Mum is inconsolable, torturing herself that its her fault because she should have guessed. She feels so stupid that she hadn’t worked it out herself. Incredibly, our instinct was to blame ourselves. We just felt so foolish. We also worried about what other people would think: we were the secret family, after all. Mum was - albeit unwittingly - the ‘other wom-

a n’ . Would people judge us? Thankfully the main reaction from friends has been disbelief: ‘Not Kevin!’ And then: ‘How on earth didn’t you know?’ That annoys me because it puts the onus on us, rather than Dad. Two weeks after the revelation, Mum packed Dad’s belongings, drove to his other address - which I’d got from the electoral roll - and dumped them in the front garden. She hasn’t tried to contact Dad’s wife or any of his sons. Like us, they must be struggling to deal with the truth. Although Lauren wished Dad ‘Happy Christmas’ by text and told him about her engagement in January, she

o n l y had text responses with the ironic sign-off: ‘Send my love to your mum.’ I still haven’t heard a word. And that’s what hurts me most. I wish I didn’t care that he’s chosen to erase himself from my life - but despite everything, he’s still my dad. I’m not saying I could forgive him, but surely it should be me rejecting him, not the other way round? Why am I the one bereft, nerves jangling with fear that it’s me who’s to blame? Thankfully, I have Mum and her seven siblings to confide in when I feel down - not to mention my wonderful boyfriend Michael, 25, who

I’ve been with for two years. Mum at least seems to be turning a corner. Last December, she was given the all-clear from cancer and now feels she’s not going to waste a second more on a man who didn’t deserve her in the first place. It’s a little trickier for his children. Not a day passes when I don’t battle the urge to drive to his other home. Fear of making a scene in front of his other family stops me. But I really want Dad to face up to the impact of his actions. Perhaps seeing it in print will jolt him into some sort of contrition.


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hey’re the words no woman ever wants to hear. In 30 years of relationship counselling I’ve worked with around 2,000 couples and I’ve learned the most common reason a husband tells his wife he doesn’t love her any more is because there’s ‘another woman’. Discovering that your husband has fallen out of love with you or is ‘involved’ with someone else is simply horrible. Your heart races, it feels like a bag of cement is lodged in your stomach and your mind starts working overtime. Why is he doing this, you ask? You’ve been a loyal and supportive wife, after all. He’s got a lovely home and children who adore him. What more could he want? Of course you’re not perfect - who is? But you’re not the one sending inappropriate texts to another woman. You’re just trying to hold the family together. If only he’d grow up and start acting his age. Any woman who finds herself in this situation has my sympathy. Though there is always hope, the weeks and months ahead are going to be really tough. But while it might surprise you, the person whose behaviour needs to change first is... you. If your husband’s been behaving badly, understandably it’s tempting to label him as the problem, but this sidesteps your part in the unravelling of your marriage and what made him unhappy enough to look elsewhere. Ultimately, the only person we can change is ourselves and that should be the first step to rescuing any marriage in crisis. Here, I show how, with a bit of honesty and several servings of humble pie, women can begin the process of reviving the most unsalvageable marriage and win back the love of a cheating man. The first step towards recovery needs you to commit to change. And while you’ve probably said you are sorry a million times before to keep the peace, have you made a full apology? This is one that acknowledges your unhelpful behaviour (eg taking him for granted), accepts your responsibility (you’ve been so wrapped up in the children you’ve forgotten to be a wife as well as a mother), expresses sorrow and a determination to change, and is sincere. In particular, do you need to apologise for nagging, a habit that could be destroying your relationship? Acknowledge that it must make him feel constantly criticised. Promise not to nag again and that he

should say something if he catches you doing it. Though it is tempting to add an explanation for your nagging, it can sound as if you’re excusing yourself and therefore lessens the power of your apology. Ultimately, if your husband thinks you spend the majority of your time complaining, nagging or getting angry, he will feel that all the joy has been sucked out of your relationship. DON’T BAN CONTACT WITH THE OTHER WOMAN If your husband is still in touch with another woman, it’s tempting to lay down the law and say ‘no contact’. Understandably, you want her out of your life, but over and over again I’ve seen this backfire. First, he’s been self-medicating his own unhappiness with attention from another woman, so if you cut off his ‘supply’, of course he’ll crave another hit. Worse still, it’ll mean you start checking on his actions so he feels distrusted - not a good environment for working on your relationship. Plus it’s controlling behaviour, and who wants to be with a controlling partner? DON’T COMPLAIN IF HE MOVES IN WITH HER While I’m not a fan of temporary separations - it makes it harder for you to communicate and there are fewer opportunities to work on your relationship - there’s an upside to him moving in with the other woman. His ‘true love’ will be tested for the first time. Slowly real life and day-today domesticity will intrude into their fantasy. He will have to deal with her surly teenage son. She will discover all his nasty habits. It is not exactly Romeo and Juliet. As long as you don’t drive them together - by abusive phone calls, being unreasonable about access to the children and so on - it is highly likely that their relationship will implode. MEET HER YOURSELF A very personal decision that could make the situation worse, but can also leave you with a better sense of proportion about their relationship and provide her with a more balanced picture of yours. So she might find out, for example, you’re still having sex or have been reading her texts to your husband. As one client told me after she confronted the female colleague her husband had been having an affair with: ‘This woman was a demon-like figure in my mind, making me question why I wasn’t good enough any

more for my husband. ‘But she wasn’t any more attractive than me and, frankly, seemed very insecure and self-orientated. ‘I was reassured she had no deep feelings for my husband. The demons were exorcised the day I met her. I left feeling in control and relieved there was one less obstacle to rebuilding our marriage.’ A few words of warning. If you know where she lives, don’t go to her home on the spur of the moment - you will most likely be angry or frightened and this will not promote clear thinking. Also, if you arrange a meeting by text, remember you are not two friends getting together for coffee, so put a time limit on it. Remember that everything you say and do will most likely be relayed back to your husband, and don’t do anything - such as becoming aggressive - that could invite retaliation. YOU PUT YOUR CHILDREN FIRST I know this is controversial. Of course you put your children first! What’s the problem? Well, the problem is that babies grow up, but some mothers still drop everything for their children. One client set off on a three-hour round trip to her daughter’s college room to find her lost passport (because her daughter was too busy to look); another had a copy of her daughter’s reading list so she could help with her coursework. These are extraordinary examples, but I have many of them. If your husband believes he is just the father of your children, he will not feel loved by you and will begin to detach in order to protect himself from this depressing scenario. Your sex life has lost its spark There have been some massive strides since the sexual revolution of the Sixties. Everyone is more relaxed about talking about sex and women have been given more permission to enjoy sex, rather than simply doing it for men. Though there is much to celebrate, relationship counsellors and society in general have been so busy stressing that no one should be forced to have sex they don’t want that we’ve forgotten the other half of the equation: no one should have to do without the sex they do want. Some couples I counsel are having sex as little as

three or four times a year. Men have very black-and-white attitudes to sex. They think if you don’t want sex with them, you don’t love them (and discount other reasons - such as being tired, stressed or not feeling close enough). If your husband feels that you don’t love him, he can start to feel entitled to look elsewhere. POOR COMMUNICATION On the surface, everything seems fine. Yes, there might be a few squabbles and sarcastic comments, but nothing to worry about. And that’s the real danger. One partner - probably your husband - is feeling ignored, a second-class citizen in his own home. Meanwhile, the other partner - probably you - remains in blissful ignorance. Or if you are aware of issues, you don’t think they are that serious. With poor communication, what would have been a difficult but fixable problem becomes impossible to resolve.


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By Girlie Manansala Features Correspondent A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy. Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O’Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland. The video of Father Kelly’s heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days. During the marriage ceremony, Father Kelly told the newly married couple and their family and friends gathered that he had a small surprise for them. But nobody was prepared for his pitch perfect custom rendition of the Leonard Cohen hit ‘Hallelujah’. Father Kelly, who has been parish priest at Oldcastle, northwest of Dublin since 2006, starts the song with the words: ‘We join together here today, to help two people on their way, as Leah and Chirs start their life together.’ He then tailors the rest of the song to the newlyweds who look stunned by the surprise performance before the bride Mrs O’Kane can be seen wiping away tears of joy. Midway through the song Father Kelly then raises his eyebrows to the surprised couple, who both break out into laughter. He then carries on with the song with one of the bridesmaids also wiping a tear from her eye and the other congregation members looking on surprised. The priest, Ray Kelly then finishes the performance to rapturous applause and cheering.

Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations. Salceda, who is also cochair for developing countries of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), said GCF is working on the details that would establish an initial $14 billion in funds for programs to deal with climate change worldwide. GCF is a United Nations body which was formally established in 2011 with the goal of raising up to $100 billion for international programs to deal with climate change. Salceda was elected to the GCF Board that oversees GCF in October 2013. The Philippines could benefit from those funds. “Yolanda would no longer be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but could be the norm for the Philippines in the future,” said Salceda. “We need to be prepared,” he added. Yolanda (international na-me: Haiyan) left a wide swath of destruction in the central part of the Philippines and was the strongest typhoon to make landfall in recent history. At its height, Yolanda carried winds exceeding 300 kph, stronger than any other storm recorded in decades.

The serenade priest who sang Outbreak on a wedding to affecting everyone’s joy Asian tourists A measles outbreak in the Philippines has infected 23 Singaporeans who had travelled there since January, said an alert from the Ministry of Health (MOH). They are among 80 people here having come down with measles so far this year. This is high, given that the annual numbers were 46 and 38 respectively for the past two years. But the risk of an outbreak here is low, said the MOH, as most people are vaccinated against this highly contagious disease. It said that half the people who were infected here this year were young children who had missed their vaccination. Strait Times/Asian News Network


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Well, new evidence do show HE is... By Girlie Manansala Features Correspondent

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ncient revelation or extrabiblical supposition? A controversial development points to what could be a missing text of the Holy Gospel, indicating that Jesus may have actually been married—and to someone believed to be named Mary. Whether it was Mary Magdalene or some other woman who answers to the name of Mary, a common name in biblical times, no one is certain. New scientific tests suggest that a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published on Thursday by Harvard Theological Review. The text, which is written in Coptic and is roughly the size of a business card, specifically contains the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.” Karen King, a Harvard professor of divinity, said the papyrus probably dated back to eighth century Egypt, based on radiocarbon dating and tests on the ink’s chemical composition. “If it was written in the eighth or even the ninth century, it’s still an ancient document,” she said in a conference call on Thursday. “It’s not a modern forgery.”

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ut, she stressed, the fragment doesn’t prove that the historical Jesus was actually married. Most reliable evidence from early Christianity is silent on Jesus’ marital status, King added. If anything, she said, the papyrus provides insight into early Christianity’s debates over family life. “Early Christians were extremely interested in whether or not they should marry or be celibate, or whether it was OK to have a family or whether one should remain Intriguing: The Coptic manuscript says that Jesus (right) is married virginal,” King said. King said the papyrus, in 2012. Calling it the “Gos- normally put it in the catego- the mysterious provenance of which contains about eight pel of Jesus’ Wife,” her an- ry of gospel.” the papyrus. partial lines of text, appears nouncement sparked debate King hopes the research King said she obtained to make the case that moth- among religious and ancient puts to rest questions about the text in 2011 from a donor ers and wives can be disciples. scholars. But the publication the text’s authenticity. who wants to remain anonyJesus references his moth- of her findings was delayed But Brown University mous. That owner had purer, wife and another female for the tests. King maintains professor Leo Depuydt, in chased the text in 1999 from as his disciples apparently the “gospel” moniker was ap- an analysis also published on a collector who, in turn, had discuss whether a woman— propriate. Thursday by Harvard Theo- acquired it in East Germany identified as “Mary”—can While the papyrus is too logical Review, was not con- around 1963. join their ranks. small to discern anything de- vinced. He said the text conAccording to King’s trans- finitive about who composed tained grammatical errors lation, the text then reads, it, King argued on Thursday that a native Coptic speaker ontacted by AFP, Vati“Jesus said to them, my that the text belonged to a would not make. King sugcan spokesman Federwife…” that is followed in the body of ancient texts that il- gested in a phone interview ico Lombardi refused next line by “… she is able to luminate facets of Jesus’ life. that the text was written in to call into question be my disciple …” “It contains a dialogue an informal style that is found King’s competence as King originally revealed between Jesus and his disci- in other ancient Coptic texts. a historian but said the existence of the papyrus ples,” she said. “That would Others have questioned that “we do not re-

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married, he said. “This changes nothing in the portrayal of Christ and the gospels. This is not an event that has any influence on Catholic doctrine,” he said. A professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology in Paris, Jacques-Noel Peres, pointed out the text was from a relatively late period. “I have never read texts from any preceding period which spoke about the veracity of Jesus being married,” Peres said.

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he professor added that in the language of the time “wife does not necessarily mean spouse.” He quoted the famous phrase from the Bible in which Jesus spoke to his mother at the marriage at Cana saying: “Woman, why turn to me?” underlining that the reference could come from this passage. Some historians said the script could come from Gnosticism — a doctrine that was popular in the second century — which was very marginal and in disagreement with the Church and whose texts were exaggerated.

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he editor of the Vatican’s official daily Osservatore Romano, Professor Giovanni Maria Vian, a specialist in the history of the early Church, said he doubted the authenticity of the fragment which could be a fake sold as a genuine article to get a higher price since “the theme raises popular interest.” “There is a business in fakes in the Middle East,” Vian said, adding that in the United States there had been “an attempt to create a buzz around this case.” Citing expert observations, he said that the writing on the papyrus is “personal writing” whereas a Codex would have been written in a “very rigid” way resembling a printed text. “Church tradition has no mention of a wife of Jesus. All the historical indications are that Jesus was unmarried. It is clearly said that Saint Peter was married. So why hide this for Jesus?” Vian said.

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ian said that if the text were indeed from that period it could be a fragment from an apocryphal gospel inspired by gnosticism translated into the Coptic language. The apocryphal gospels, which were presented as coming

from the entourage of Jesus Christ, flourished in the early centuries of Christianity. Sex abuses by priests

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ope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican. “I feel compelled… to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children,” the pope said at a meeting with members of a children’s charity, Vatican Radio reported. The apology was a first for Francis since he was elected last year and he was quoted as saying there were “quite a few” guilty priests, although “obviously not compared to the number of all the priests”. “The Church is aware of this damage,” he said. “It is personal, moral damage carried out by men of the Church and we will not take one step backward with regards to how we will deal with this problem and the sanctions that must be imposed. “On the contrary, we must be even stronger,” he added. Francis was meeting with members of International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), which works to protect the rights and dignity of children worldwide. Thousands of cases of abuse by priests have come to light over the past decade and the Catholic Church is regularly accused of trying to cover up the crimes. Figures on the total number of priests found guilty by religious authorities are hard to come by and activists criticise delays and opacity in the inquiries. The Vatican says it is investigating thousands of cases and in January revealed that some 400 priests were defrocked for sex crimes in a two-year period between 2011 and 2012 by Francis’s predecessor, Benedict XVI. The Vatican has vowed a zero-tolerance approach and has begun implementing prevention and detection measures to root out abuse including through a commission recently set up by Francis that includes an Irish victim. But the approach to tackling abuse varies widely between Catholic bishops’ conferences in different countries and there is concern that there are still many unreported cases in Africa and Asia. The Catholic Church in Italy came under fire last month for approving a set of guidelines that said there was no legal obligation but only a “moral duty”.


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Stiffer penalty for new graft bill filed By Daniel Sta Ana Chief Correspondent

The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the passage of a bill increasing the penalty for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act to imprisonment of not less than 12 years to not more than 20 years. The present antigraft law only carries a penalty of imprisonment of six years and a month to 15 years. The draft committee report on the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam also recommended increasing the prescription period of filing graft cases from the present 15 years to 200 years. Both recommendations are embodied in Senate Bill No. 1086, authored by Senate blue ribbon committee chair Sen. Teofisto Guingona III and filed in July last year. “The reason for the increase of penalty for said offenses is to ensure that the penalties imposed by law are commensurate with the crime committed,” Guingona said in his explanatory note on SB 1086. Guingona added that the bill sought to ensure that the right of the State to recover properties acquired through the commission of the acts enumerated under Republic Act No. 3019 “shall not be barred by prescription, laches or estoppel.” The draft committee report also suggested the passage of Senate Bill No. 76 that seeks to amend the Government Procurement Reform Act. Strong: Sen. Teofisto Guingona III is the head of the blue ribbon committee “Under this bill, recom“Consistent with the polimending, approving and/or of pesos in their pork barrel NGOs handling government awarding a contract to a bid- allocations in exchange for funds. “Considering that gov- cy mentioned in the immediernment funds transferred to ately preceding recommender that is not legally, techni- kickbacks. “A law should be passed NGOs maintain their charac- dation, NGOs participating cally and/or financially capable will now be punishable,” immediately requiring all ter as public funds, a law is in the utilization of governgovernment agencies releas- needed so that public funds ment funds should comply the report read. It was found during the ing funds to NGOs/civil soci- entrusted to NGOs are al- with the Government Procommittee’s nine hearings ety organizations/people’s or- ways subjected to COA rules curement Reform Act and its on the pork barrel scam that ganizations, to validate these and regulations,” the report IRR (implementing rules and lawmakers endorsed the du- entities,” the report also rec- said. The draft also suggest- regulations),” the report said. The draft report also recbious nongovernment organ- ommended. It also recom- ed that a law be passed manizations (NGOs) of alleged mended that Congress pass dating that NGOs receiving ommended the immediate scam mastermind Janet Lim- a law mandating that the government funds comply passage of the Freedom of Information Act. Napoles to receive millions Commission on Audit audit with the procurement act.

MH370 hunt continues as Australia signals great confidence in new pings hips and planes pursued Saturday the search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was “very confident” that signals from the black box had been detected. The Australian-led search for the Boeing 777, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is racing to gather as many signals as possible to determine an exact resting place before a submersible is sent down to find wreckage. The Joint Agency coordination Center (JACC) said Saturday that the remote search area where the plane was believed to have gone

down some was still shrinking. “Today, Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield continues more focused sweeps with the towed pinger locator to try and locate further signals related to the aircraft’s black boxes,” JACC said. Ocean Shield has picked up four signals linked to aircraft black boxes, with the first two analyzed as being consistent with those from aircraft flight recorders. The beacons on the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders have a normal battery lifespan of around 30 days. MH370 vanished March 8. AP-3C Orion surveillance air-

craft were also carrying out acoustic searches in conjunction with Ocean Shield, the statement said adding that the British oceanographic ship HMS Echo was also working in the area. Saturday’s total search zone covers 41,393 square kilometers (15,982 square miles) and the core of the search zone lies 2,330 kilometres (1,450 miles) northwest of Perth. “This work continues in an effort to narrow the underwater search area for when the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is deployed,” JACC said adding that there have been no confirmed signal detections over the past 24 hours.

Rumors of lottery fixing is fake–PCSO Lotto fix? “Not true,” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said in a statement on Friday, brushing off allegations of “ghost” or nonexistent winners for Monday’s Grand Lotto 6/55 game, which included a solo win for the nearly P250million jackpot prize. The controversy started when a Facebook post dated April 9 on the Filipino’s Patriotism page displayed an image of alleged game results on what looked like an official PCSO stationery, with the agency’s logo, showing no winners for the P249,841,572 jackpot. The results also listed only two (and not 25 as reported) bettors who won the P169,410 prize after getting five of the sixnumber combination right. The post has been “shared” or circulated in the social networking site more than 6,000 times. It has garnered more than 700 “likes” and nearly 500 comments, mostly from netizens expressing their outrage at the apparent discrepancy. But the PCSO appealed to the public to “not easily be swayed” by such unconfirmed reports. “In fact, the winner, a 59-year-old female private office worker of Muntinlupa City, came to the PCSO on Thursday, April 10, with her youngest child and presented the winning ticket,” read the statement from the office of PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II. “After validation through the PCSO’s lotto machine that it was genuine and that her favorite bet numbers, 05-21-27-2839-42, matched the 6/55 jackpot winning numbers, 39-21-42-28-05-27, her prize was processed and handed to her about an hour later in the form of a check representing the lump sum amount of P249,841,572, the total jackpot prize for 6/55 on April 7,” the statement said. The agency challenged the public to check with the lotto outlet from where the winning ticket was bought: Triple Lucky Stars on Washington corner Pio del Pilar Street, Makati City. The agency explained that the circulating document was a “ticket facsimile result” from the Pacific Online System Corp. (POSC), one of two service providers for the PCSO’s lotto operations. The other provider is the Philippine Gaming and Management Corp. (PGMC). It was PGMC which sold the 6/55 winning ticket. POSC had no jackpot winner for the April 7 draw of 6/55, the agency said. “The PCSO hopes that Filipinos will not be easily swayed by allegations without first checking with the charity agency,” it said.


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Outbound ships by Philippines rise by 24.4% PHILIPPINE exports rose to a three-year peak in February due to the heavy volume of electronics and other commodities shipped out, according to official data released on Thursday. The growth in exports for the month reflected higher demand for the country’s products overseas, fueled by improved economic conditions of major trading partners such as China, Japan and the United States. “Compared to the manufacture-driven growth in January 2014, the export performance in February 2014 was more broad-based, as all major commodity groups registered gains,” said Emmanuel Esguerra, deputy director general of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda). Merchandise exports, measured by their dollar value, expanded by 24.4 percent last February to $4.7 billion from $3.7 billion in the same month last year. The growth in February was also better than the 9.3-percent expansion recorded in January. “Most of the selected economies in the East and Southeast Asian region posted positive export growth rates in February 2014, led by Vietnam and the Philippines,” Esguerra said. Japan remains the top destination of Philippine

By Rina Reyes Finance Reporter goods in February, with shipments totaling $1.2 billion. It accounted for about 25.4 percent of the country’s total revenues from merchandise exports. The People’s Republic of China followed with a 14.7-percent share after the country’s outbound shipments of electronic data processing (EDP) machines, semiconductors and chemicals grew by a hefty 79.3 percent in February. Other top markets for Philippine exports were the United States (13.4% percent), Hong Kong (7 percent), Singapore (6.7 percent) and South Korea (4.5 percent). Export earnings from manufactures grew year on year by 22.4 percent that same month to $3.9 billion from last year’s $3.2 billion, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. This was due to significant revenues from electronic products, wood manufactures, chemicals, electronic equipment and parts, processed food beverages, furniture and fixtures, non-metallic mineral manufactures, travel goods and handbags, baby carriage and toys, iron and steel, textile yarns and fabrics, and footwear.

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Crude oil prices are falling further in Asia

Mineral products registered export earnings worth $237.3 million last February—139.9 percent up year on year due to higher revenues from copper concentrates, gold and chromium ore. The two-month contraction in exports of agricul-

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The significant players in the exports are: Electronic products, wood manufacturing, equipments and parts, food, nonmetallic minerals, travel gears, iron and steel, textiles and footwear.

Top markets we export goods are:

Japan (25%), China (14.7%), the US (13.4%). Also, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.

ture-based products also ended, the PSA said. About $408 million worth of agricultural products were shipped during the month—up 18.7 percent year on year.

Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Friday as data showing a slowdown in China’s giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand. Expectations that Libyan oil will return to the market after rebels lifted a blockade of crude terminals also helped push prices lower, analysts said. New York’s main contract West Texas Intermediate for May delivery eased 16 cents to $103.24 a barrel in mid-morning trade while Brent North Sea crude tumbled 12 cents to $107.34 for its May contract. “Global demand is waning due to the slowing growth in China,” said Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC markets in Singapore.

Zooming sales of cars in the Philippines Sales of vehicle assemblers in the month of March zoomed from 25.4 percent to 19,173 units—the highest monthly volume posted by the domestic auto industry to date, according to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi). In light of the robust sales so far this year, the industry “may adjust” upward its 2014 sales projection of 230,000 vehicles, Campi president Rommel T. Gutierrez said in a text message. Campi’s joint report with the Truck Manufacturers Association released Friday showed that last month’s

sales not only exceeded the 15,292 units sold in March last year but also were 13.9-percent higher than the 16,828 sold last February.

‘March is a strong car sales month for many Filipino customers’ “March is generally considered as a strong sales month. The summer season and pre-Holy Week rush drives customers to the showrooms. Despite this, the market is still more than our expectation, a positive sign

of strong automotive industry,” Gutierrez said in a statement. “Strong sales of new and improved models, as well as aggressive marketing promotions by various brands” helped expand both the passenger car and commercial vehicle segments that month, Campi said. Last March, 7,174 passenger cars were sold, up 40 percent year-on-year and 27.7 percent month-on-month. As for the commercial vehicle segment, sales in March reached 11,999, up 18 percent year-on-year and 7.1 percent month-on-month. At the end of the first

quarter, a total of 51,643 vehicles were sold, 22.9 percent more than the 42,034 units sold in the first three months of last year. During the three-month period, sales of passenger cars rose 29.9 percent to 18,092, while the volume of commercial vehicles sold increased 19.4 percent to 33,551. “We expect to sustain this stable level as we enter the second quarter,” Gutierrez said. Among the 17 membercompanies of Campi and TMA, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. sold the most vehicles—22,828 units—at end-

March. During the first quarter, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. sold 12,165 vehicles; Ford Motor Company Philippines Inc., 3692 units; Honda Cars Philippines Inc., 3318; and Isuzu Philippines Corp., 3,068. Combined sales of Campi and TMA members comprise about 85 percent of the total number of vehicles sold in the country, with the balance contributed by car companies belonging to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors Inc. as well as a number of luxury vehicle distributors that does not disclose their sales figures.


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DOWN 1. Magma 2. Black, in poetry 3. With competence 4. Game on horseback 5. Shorthand 6. A type of large sandwich 7. Team member 8. Make larger 9. Travel on foot 10. Dressmaker 11. Small boat 12. He plays a role 13. Dilutes 18. A type of evergreen tree 24. Gist 25. Loosen, as laces 26. Mimics 27. Where a bird lives 28. Constellation bear 29. Resembling snoring 31. Covetousness 33. Not rented 34. Marsh plant 36. Absent Without Leave 37. Roman emperor 38. An old spelling of “True” 42. Historic ship 43. An uncle 45. Sophisticated 47. Horse 48. Steed 49. Keyboard instrument 51. Consumed food 52. A Canadian winter hat 54. City in Peru 56. A step on a ladder 57. Infant 58. At the peak of 59. Following 62. Accomplished


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SUDOKU EASY

The numbers 1 through 9 will appear once only in each row, column, and 3x3 zone. There are 9 such zones in each sudoku grid. There is only one correct solution to each sudoku. Good luck!

HARD

The numbers 1 through 9 will appear once only in each row, column, and 3x3 zone. There are 9 such zones in each sudoku grid. There is only one correct solution to each sudoku. Good luck!

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1. The top edge of a vessel 5. Add 9. Ganders 10. Parental sisters 12. Andean animal 13. Snow house 14. Ambition 15. Indignation 17. Dictator 19. Contributes 20. Unpaid 22. Lantern 25. Wiggle room 29. Shoulder board 31. How old you are 32. In a wry manner 33. Latin name for our planet 35. Prohibit 36. Pariah 37. Arid 38. If not

1. Negate 2. Units of paper 3. Belief 4. Field 5. Gave money 6. Baggage 7. Lacking leadership 8. Got up 9. Happy 11. Male offspring 16. Practical 18. Fashionable 21. Urticate 22. Bawdy 23. French for “After� 24. Perhaps 26. Distorts 27. Concur 28. 365 days 30. Stringed instrument 34. Snake-like fish

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Racing

P(x )= Pool Italicized = Finish and Price

APRIL 3, 2014 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 1 Results 8/2/4/5/3 Favorite 8 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 8 5.00 2nd 2 3rd 4 POOL FINISH PRICE P5 FORECAST 8/2 13.50 P2 TRIFECTA 8/2/4 25.80 P2 QUARTET 8/2/4/5 124.20 P2 PENTAFECTA 8/2/4/5/3 301.80 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 2 Results 7/6/1/8/4 Scratched 3 Favorite 6 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 7 10.00 2nd 6 3rd 1 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 7/6 19.50 P2 TRIFECTA 7/6/1 11.60 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 8/7 12.00 P2 QUARTET 7/6/1/8 34.40 P2 PENTAFECTA 7/6/1/8/4 55.80 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 3 Results 5/2/4/1 Favorite 4 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 5 16.00 2nd 2 3rd 4 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 5/2 87.00 P2 TRIFECTA 5/2/4 60.80 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 7/5 34.00 P2 DD+1 8/7/5 28.20 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 8/5 22.50 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 4 Results 6/4/1/2/5 Favorite 1 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 6 60.50 2nd 4 3rd 1 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 6/4 339.00 P2 TRIFECTA 6/4/1 331.00 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 5/6 146.50 P2 QUARTET 6/4/1/2 1,350.60 P2 DD+1 7/5/6 224.60 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 7/6 118.50 P2 PENTAFECTA 6/4/1/2/5 1,644.40 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 5 Results 6/1/2/5 Favorite 6 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 6 7.50 2nd 1 3rd 2 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 6/1 12.50 P2 TRIFECTA

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6/1/2 19.60 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 6/6 120.00 P2 QUARTET 6/1/2/5 45.00 P2 DD+1 5/6/6 179.40 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 5/6 39.50 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 6 Results 4/1/7/3/5 Favorite 7 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 4 8.50 2nd 1 3rd 7 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 4/1 105.50 P2 TRIFECTA 4/1/7 49.80 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 6/4 23.00 P2 QUARTET 4/1/7/3 173.40 P2 DD+1 6/6/4 198.00 P2 PICK FIVE 7/5/6/6/4 1,835.00 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 6/4 315.00 P2 PENTAFECTA 4/1/7/3/5 281.00 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 7 Results 3/7/6/8/1 Favorite 8 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 3 150.50 2nd 7 3rd 6 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 3/7 1,551.50 P2 TRIFECTA 3/7/6 8,053.60 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 4/3 1,044.50 P2 QUARTET 3/7/6/8 28,172.00 P2 DD+1 6/4/3 474.80 P2 W. T. A. 8/7/5/6/6/4/3 163,415.60 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 6/3 613.50 P2 PENTAFECTA CARRY OVER 60,882.20 SANTA ANA PARK 27 Race 8 Results 6/7/9/4/3/10 Favorite 6 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 6 5.50 2nd 7 3rd 9 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 6/7 19.50 P2 TRIFECTA 6/7/9 66.40 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 3/6 341.00 P2 PICK FOUR 6/4/3/6 1,028.60 P2 QUARTET 6/7/9/4 530.40 P2 PICK SIX 5/6/6/4/3/6 57,980.80 P2 DD+1 4/3/6 394.60 P2 PICK FIVE 6/6/4/3/6 10,063.00 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 4/6 20.00 P2 SUPER 6 6/7/9/4/3/10 5,428.80

APRIL 4, 2014 SANTA ANA PARK 28 Race 1 Results 5/3/7/4/6 Favorite 3 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 5 59.00 2nd 3 3rd 7 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 5/3 433.50 P2 TRIFECTA 5/3/7 421.60 P2 QUARTET 5/3/7/4 436.00 P2 PENTAFECTA 5/3/7/4/6 5,142.80 SANTA ANA PARK 28 Race 2 Results 1/10/2/7/5 Favorite 4 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 1 10.50 2nd 10 3rd 2 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 1/10 71.00 P2 TRIFECTA 1/10/2 144.20 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 5/1 1,059.00 P2 QUARTET 1/10/2/7 821.60 P2 PENTAFECTA 1/10/2/7/5 1,844.00 SANTA ANA PARK 28 Race 3 Results 8/2/1/3/6 Favorite 1 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 8 71.50 2nd 2 3rd 1 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 8/2 187.50 P2 TRIFECTA 8/2/1 131.80 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 1/8 130.50 P2 QUARTET 8/2/1/3 776.80 P2 DD+1 5/1/8 2,683.40 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 9P2 PENTAFECTA 8/2/1/3/6 1,657.20 SANTA ANA PARK 28 Race 4 Results 12/11/2/8/9 Favorite 8 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 12 75.00 2nd 11 3rd 2 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 12/11 266.50 P2 TRIFECTA 12/11/2 424.20 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 8/12 674.00 P2 QUARTET 12/11/2/8 586.80 P2 DD+1 1/8/12 517.40 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 1/12 179.50 P2 PENTAFECTA 12/11/2/8/9 3,685.20 SANTA ANA PARK 28 Race 5 Results 2/3/4/5 Favorite 2 P5 WIN Finish Price 1st 2 13.00 2nd 3 3rd 4 Pool Finish Price P5 FORECAST 2/3 11.50 P2 TRIFECTA 2/3/4 15.00 P5 DAILY DOUBLE 12/2 114.00 P2 QUARTET 2/3/4/5 16.00 P2 DD+1 8/12/2 330.00 P5 EXTRA DOUBLE 8/2 93.00 SAN-

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Football

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n coach Thomas Dooley’s first victory with the Philippine National Men’s Football Team, newcomers stole the limelight as 3 Azkals scored their first international goals in a 3-nil beating of Nepal, Friday, April 11, (Saturday morning in Manila) at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Mixing youngsters with veterans in the Azkals’ starting lineup, Dooley’s gamble paid off well as Curt Dizon, Martin Steuble, and Ruben Doctora netted in their respective debut goals for the Philippines, while also holding Nepal scoreless in front of a huge Filipino crowd at the Qatari capital. The Philippines dominated the game right from the get-go as the midfield of James Younghusband, Chris Greatwich, and Steuble proved to be too strong for the Nepalese side who struggled to keep possession in the first half. It only took 14 minutes for the Azkals to score the opening goal as Daisuke Sato dished out a precise assist off a free kick to the sneaking Dizon who evaded the keeper and punched in his first international goal. Filipino-Swiss Steuble then doubled the Philippines’ lead as he headed in Younghusband’s cross in the 32nd for 2-nil. After thwarting Nepal’s plays with timely tackles and hard-nosed defending, Jason de Jong, however, was shown a yellow late in the first half but the Philippines held on to their lead and entered the break with a 2-nil advantage. The Nepalese then pushed harder in the second half as they took care of the ball better and pulled off some attacks of their own but the Azkals’ debutant keeper Nick O’Donnell did well between the sticks and kept the clean sheet until the final whistle. The Stallion forward Doctora then put the icing on the

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cake in the dying moments as he danced through Nepal’s defense and put the ball into the back of the net for his first international goal for the Azkals. The Azkals could have run away as 4-nil winners but 52nd minute substitute Phil Younghusband overcooked a last gasp effort from the edge of the box in stoppage time. The win comes as a welcome progress for the Philippines shortly after they dropped 13 places in the latest FIFA Rankings. The Azkals will next face Qatari side Al Ahli SC on April 14, wrapping up their Middle East camp in preparation for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup in May.

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After much speculation, the Philippine Football Federation has announced that former United States captain Thomas Dooley will be the new head coach of the Philippine National Team. Dooley was all smiles throughout, underlining his enthusiasm for the new position. “I’m very honored, humbled and excited to take this task,” said the 52-year-old German-American. “The biggest, shortest goal we have is to win the (AFC)Challenge Cup (in Maldives in May) because this is an important task. I’m very excited to take this task, it may not be very easy but it’ll be worth it.” Dooley says that he has only seen the Azkals play twice on video and would immediately address getting to know the players individually. Dooley said he will reach ut to Azkals players in Manila and those competing in

pro leagues in Europe to discuss his philosophies, which will center around the 4-23-1 formation. The situation isn’t ideal however, as Dooley will have to split time with the United Football League (UFL) for practices. Dooley says that he hopes to arrange two practices a week, even if it doesn’t involve running the field. “Technically they are pretty good, 90% of the players,” said Dooley of the squad rated no. 127th by FIFA. “Tactically, I think we have to work a little bit. You don’t win championships with one single player, it always has to be a team effort. It doesn’t matter if you have the best player, you have to form a team to make it happen. That’s my biggest task to accomplish, that we have a team where everybody plays for everybody.” Added Araneta: “We are serious about our preparation for the Challenge Cup because this is a big tournament for the Philippine team. The winner will go to the Asian Cup in Sydney in 2015 and we hope to win the tournament. That’s why we have to bring in fresh ideas to the team. That is why we took the necessary steps to bring in a new coach to the team. “With his credentials, we hope we will be up to the task. We are confident and know that everyone in the PFF will be supportive of the move. I just want to assure the new coach he will have the full support of the Federation.” Dooley, who had been based in Los Angeles, Calif., arrived in the Philippines on Thursday night. Dooley became an American citizen in 1992 and joined the U.S. team that year, representing the country in the 1994 and 1998 in the FIFA World Cup. Dooley became the U.S. team captain before the ‘98 World Cup. Dooley finished his playing career in 1999 with 81 caps (international starts) and 7 goals.

Gareth Bale to the rescue as Real Madrid wins 4-nil game The sure way to make sure you don’t miss an £86million player is to buy another one who can play in the same position if necessary, and Gareth Bale proved once again that the show goes on at Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored his 14th league goal of the season – seven of them have come in Ronaldo’s absence – and his 19th in all competitions as Real won with an ominous swagger just four days before the Spanish Cup final.

The win saw them move above Barcelona in the table and without the injured Gerard Pique and Victor Valdes their big rivals go into Wednesday’s game at Mestalla with some trepidation. ‘We were aware of Barcelona’s defeat ahead of the game,’ said Angel Di Maria who was the star of the first half. He crashed a shot off the crossbar as early as the fourth minute as Real Madrid took control of the match. Bale then tested Esteban with a shot from distance.

BALE’S REAL PLAY REAL MADRID 4 GRANADA 0 He then tricked his way to the byline but Benzema made poor contact with the cross. The Frenchman was playing game number 227 in the league for Real Madrid matching Zinedine Zidane’s total and becoming the Frenchman

with most games for the club. Di Maria fired two more warning shots before finally finding the back of Esteban’s net on 28 minutes. The only shock was that Almeria only conceded once in the first half. Bale’s clever flick almost put Benzema through after he had received a pass from Assier Illaramendi. Benzema then repaid the favour setting Bale up but after he had surged through skipping over Martinez’ challenge Esteban closed the angle and made the save.


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Basketball

QF GAMBLES

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laska tries to improve its record in the Top Four while Barangay Ginebra San Miguel seeks to formalize its entry into the quarterfinals as they square off in the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Aces are on a three-game roll while the Kings are coming off a crucial win over the Meralco Bolts going into their key 5:15 p.m. match. “It’s always hard against Ginebra, but it can be done,” said Alaska coach Luigi Trillo, hopeful of stretching their run. Trillo and his charges are after a win that could give them a lock for a spot in the best-of-three quarterfi-

BY HERMES CORPUZ nals. Coach Ato Agustin and his troops are also after a Top Six finish. But at the moment, their immediate goal is to formally claim a playoff seat. In winning their last three games, the Aces are at fourth place at 4-3, still with an outside chance to land in the Top Two. The Meralco Bolts are at fifth at 4-4 while the Kings currently share sixth place with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Air21 Express at 3-4. Alaska pulled a first three-game run since sweeping Barangay Ginebra in the last second conference finale as the Aces outfought the Bara-

ko Bull Energy, 78-71, in a low-scoring game last April 2. The Aces continued to thrive on a tough halfcourt game, making it three in a row following an 88-78 whipping of the Express and an 89-78 drubbing of the San Miguel Beermen. Rob Dozier and his teammates played even tougher in their most recent game, holding the Energy way below their average of 97.8 points a game. Ginebra, meanwhile, rose from a stupor the last time out, gaining the needed lift from new import Josh Powell. Powell stuck to the role he’s supposed to play and, with more local involvement, the Kings topped the Bolts, 88-78.

“Nakasunod agad sa sistema at ibinigay ang hinahanap namin,” said Agustin. The Ginebra coaching staff and the Ginebra locals expect Powell to play even better Sunday. Trillo, meanwhile, is wary of the revved-up Ginebra crew. “(Mark) Caguioa and (LA) Tenorio are always a tough concern plus their second unit has been playing well, particularly (Josh) Urbiztondo, (Mac) Baracael and (Jayjay) Helterbrand,” said Trillo. “Ginebra will be extra tougher with Powell completely changing the team. He can rebound and he keeps everybody involved. He gets away with a ton of solid screens,” Trillo added.

Board’s afterthought on newly basketball teams I am happy to report that the PBA Board of Governors approved the membership application of the following companies: Metro Pacific Investments, Corp. , Columbian Autocar Corp. , and Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. This marks an important milestone in PBA history as the entry of these three com-

panies brings PBA membership to an all time high of 13. I am elated and excited with this development for our fans, our current and future players, coaches and their staff, businesses related to PBA and basketball as a sport in our country. I think it would be remiss of me not to take advantage

of this auspicious occasion to remind and reinforce to the new members and indeed to our entire PBA family what made this possible: our fans. We exist for our fans and for so long as we embrace the principle that fan and public interest is paramount, that playing in the PBA is both a privilege and a responsibil-

ity, our fans will reward us no end toward unimaginable heights. The challenge before us in the Office of the Commissioner and the Board of Governors is how to address the formation of the lineups of the different applicants. While initial concessions had been granted, the Board of

Governors has agreed to take a second look at these preliminary concessions for the purpose of giving the three expansion teams the opportunity to have a competitive lineup. This matter shall be discussed on April 24 during the Board’s next regular meeting


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Masters

As the young king is out, will Jordan Spieth be the new Tiger Woods in golf?

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t 6:22 p.m. Saturday, with the shadows stretching across these manicured Georgia hills, a red five was slipped into Bubba Watson’s column on the big, handrun scoreboard that faces the 18th green at Augusta National, signifying a recently recorded bogey. Jordan Spieth still had to putt out on 18, but at that moment, sitting five under himself, he was officially a co-leader of the Masters. He was, of course, a 20-year-old in his first appearance in the most pressurized tournament in the game, the one that’s supposed to send kids far older and more experienced than him home in a humbled heap. Instead Spieth was marching unflappably around the 18th green with his typical pace (fast) and typical purpose (focused) like this was still Brook Hollow back in Dallas with his boyhood friends or the University of Texas Club in Austin with college buddies. Up in the crowded gallery, his brother Steven was repeating Happy Gilmore lines – “nice and easy … that was not nice and easy” – while his dad Shawn marveled at the entire thing, his boy just blasting through Augusta like he always promised he would, turning this tournament on its side. “It’s one thing to hear his name called out in Texas or somewhere else,” Shawn said. “It sounds a little different here.” Or at least it’s supposed to. Jordan would soon par out on 18 to card a thirdround 70 and put himself in the final group Sunday with Watson, the 2012 champion. The Spieths pumped their fists and highfived friends before Shawn noted, “I know it will be a big night of sleep on Sunday because we won’t get much tonight.”

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t's a place that produces moments like Gary Woodland's first 10 holes here Saturday, where he shot a blistering seven under, to occur in old-school, romantic fashion. It allows thrilling, outof-nowhere runs of greatness (even if eventually doomed) to electrify a tournament that, well, was desperate for something. Woodland teed off at 10:55 a.m. (ET), hours before the leaders, sitting at 3-over par. It was a Saturday here with no Tiger Woods, no Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy playing with an Augusta National member. Thus far, this isn't exactly the most exciting Masters of all time. Gary birdied No. 1. Then he eagled No. 2, to go even for the event. The cheers grew beyond a murmur. By the time he birdied No. 6, people all over the course started talking.

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PLEADS HELP There could be no controversy this time. No doubt about the outcome. No outraged cries for the judges to be sacked. Manny Pacquiao is back where he belongs after gaining sensational revenge for the travesty of a decision gifted to Tim Bradley two years ago. That is back up there challenging Floyd Mayweather as the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Although a couple of the judges were less generous to Pacquiao than they might have been, the margin of the win which restored him as welterweight champion of the world was too wide for argument. It was 116-112 on two of the officials cards, a more logical 118-110 on the third. I had it 119-109. Sportingly, the American who had hoped to prove he was better than the PacMan accepted defeat and reality with good grace and generosity. Bradley said: ‘Manny won the fight. He’s a great fighter. Maybe one of the greatest of

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all time. I tried, I really tried for the knock out but I lost to a great fighter.’ He even apologised for the head butt in the last minute of the final round that left Pacquiao with a cut on his eye. To his credit he had won

SCORES PACMAN 116, 116, 118 BRADLEY 112, 112, 110 at least one round in the first half and made others close with the heavy right-hand counter punches with which he caught Pacquiao. At that point, it promised to develop into the epic we had hoped for. Thereafter it became an occasion at which to wonder at the way the man who would be president of the Philippines one day has come

back from brutal, knock out adversity to reinstate himself as one of the ring’s greats. He had called himself 35 years young and so he looked as finished stronger, faster, sharper and more deadly than the young man who had been allowed to intrude on his universe here in Las Vegas in 2012. Those who had doubted whether this quiet, religious man could relight his fire were confounded by his blazing fists. None more so than Bradley. The overall pattern was set from the start, with Pacquiao shaking Bradley with his trademark left hook and responding to any retaliation by throwing punches in dazzling clusters. The man called Desert Storm crouched lower and lower to try to weather this South East Asian typhoon but when Pacquiao nailed him with a sudden, unexpected right uppercut the last vestige of Bradley’s game plan was done for. The longer it went the more dominant Pacquiao became. He had told Bradley

that he would need a knockout to win and that was the case with at least a third of the fight still to go. Yet, manfully though a wearying, waning champion kept swinging away, it was Pacquiao who went for the stoppage in the last round. There are 96,000 Filipinos resident in Las Vegas and it sounded as they were all in the MGM Grand Arena as they screamed and roared on their national hero. In fact the gate was more than 15,000 inside the building, plus thousands more at close circuit screenings around Las Vegas and millions watching around the world. They all got their money’s worth. At ringside, we were fortunate to witness the rebirth of a legend. All that was missing was the knock-out but this was redemption against a previously unbeaten world champion who was being talked of as a pound-for-pound contender himself before this night. Not only that but Bradley was wobbled, staggered and rocked repeatedly and was

fortunate twice not to have been subjected to a count when he was held up by the bottom rope. After this, the elephant back in the room is Mayweather and if he and Pacquiao will finally get it on. Meanwhile Pacquiao declared himself open to a fifth fight with arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez, who temporarily derailed public belief in him with that freak onepunch knock out. ‘No problem with that,’ he said. And really only one with Bradley: ‘Freddie (Roach the trainer) told me to make one adjustment. Bradley was throwing a lot of punches and I did not want to get careless. But the most they were mostly wild swings on the outside so we decided to fight him on the inside. ‘He is better than the first time we fought so I had to do more this time . I’m so happy to be a world champion again.’ So are all his people. World boxing, also, when he announced: ‘My journey in boxing will go on for at least another two years.’

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