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Failure of bicameralism and other sorrows “The Senate has the strongest minority of any minority on earth, and the weakest majority of any on earth.� — American senator First word HE US senator in my epigraph might as well have been describing the Philippine Senate of our 18th Congress. With only 24 members, it has stymied the passage of the national budget for the present year. It has managed to put the pork or earmarks of individual senators front and center in budget deliberations.

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RESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not want Davao City Mayor Sara “Inday� Duterte-Carpio pio to run for President in the next elections. tions.

In his speech during a campaign rally in Bacolod City on Thursday night, Duterte dispelled talk that his daughter was being groomed as his successor. “I will advise her to lay off. Pero (But) if I know Inday, hindi yan tatakbo ng Presidente (she will not

run for President),� Duterte said. “Wise masyado ‘yan si Inday (Inday is very wise). She just wants to shake the tree para maglabasan, mahulog yung mga hinog, yung hilaw maiwan (so the ripe fruit will fall). Shaking the tree and getting

US to fly, sail in SCS despite China warning DESPITE a warning coming from China not to start any trouble at the South China Sea (SCS), the United States on Friday maintained it would continue its operations there under international laws. g4HE5NITED3TATESWILLlY SAILANDOPERATE everywhere international law allows. That’s it. [I] wish we had a longer statement for you, that’s the simple truth,� Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, commander of the Japan-based US 3rd Marine %XPEDITIONARY &ORCES  SAID AT A NEWS BRIEkNG after the Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) war

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AFTER an investigative report raised questions about his and his family’s wealth, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would hide such matters from the public, but would explain his allegedly ill-gotten riches in “due time.� The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) earlier released a series of reports about the wealth of Duterte and his children — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte — saying they all became SIGNIkCANTLYRICHERDURINGTHEIRTIME INOFkCE The reports also accused the family of having undisclosed businesses. In a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino- Lakas ng Bayan campaign rally in Bacolod City in Negros Occidental on Thursday night,

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THE Sandiganbayan’s First Division has convicted retired Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot of six counts of perjury for failing to declare pieces of

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DFA to Filipinos in Libya: Leave T BY BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

HE Philippine Embassy in Libya on Friday reiterated its appeal to Filipinos in Tripoli to move to safer locations as clashes there were expected to intensify.

ChargÊ d’affaires and embassy head of mission Elmer Cato called on Filipinos in Tripoli

and surrounding areas “to have themselves and their dependents repatriated as soon as possible.�

Hottest temperature recorded in Isabela THE highest temperature for the year was recorded at 39.7 degrees Celsius in Echague, Isabela on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said. This surpassed the earlier record of 37.8 degrees Celsius in Cotabato City on March 26, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Meanwhile, the highest heat index or the level of human discomfort was at 51.7 C in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, on Tuesday. On Wednesday, actual observed heat index was highest at 45.9 C in San Jose City, Occidental Mindoro. Pagasa advised people against outdoor activities between 12 noon and 4 p.m. When going outside, Pagasa reminded people to wear sun protection and light-colored clothes and to drink lots of water. DIVINA D. DELA CRUZ

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Retired general The Office of the Ombudsman filed 11 perjury cases before the Sandiganbayan against Ligot in 2013 in connection with his SALN from 1993 to 2003. In a 74-page decision promulgated on Friday, the court found Ligot guilty beyond reasonable doubt in six of the cases and sentenced him to one year in prison for each count. Ligot can appeal the decision. He posted P6,000 bail for his provisional liberty. 4HECOURTSAIDTHEFORMERMILITARYOFkCIALSHOULD have declared his BCDA Condominium Unit in the SALN for 1998 and 1999. It said Ligot should have also declared his Paseo Parkview condominium units. Other properties that Ligot also failed to disclose include the Imbayao Farm, which was in Paulo Ligot’s name, a parcel of land in Tanay, Rizal, a vehicle in Paulo’s name, and another vehicle in Riza Ligot’s name. Meanwhile, the court dismissed three other perjury cases on the ground of prescription and for the prosecution’s failure to prove Ligot’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt. The court found him not guilty as to the two other counts of perjury in connection with his SALN for 1996 and 1997. These two cases involved the “Susana Heights property� and a vehicle. Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg penned the decision, which was concurred in by Associate Justice Efren de la Cruz, who leads the Sandiganbayan’s First Division, and by Associate Justice Edgardo Caldona.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on April 8 raised the crisis alert level in Tripoli from 2 to 3, or voluntary repatriation, to ensure the safety of Filipinos amid tensions in the Libyan capital. Filipinos were also advised to avoid traveling to Tripoli until the situation normalizes. “The embassy is issuing this appeal while it is still in a position to assist because once the kGHTING REACHES THE CAPITAL  ITS

capacity to respond to requests for assistance would be severely affected,� Cato said. “For those who choose to remain in Tripoli, please continue to remain vigilant and to exercise extreme caution. Those working or LIVINGNEARAREASWHERETHEkGHTing is taking place should remain indoors and restrict their movement,� he said on the embassy’s Facebook page. In an earlier appeal to Filipinos

in Tripoli, Cato said, “While we urge you to consider getting repatriated back to the Philippines, we also know that we could not force you to go.� “If we cannot convince you to allow us to take you home, all that we ask you to do is to take the proper precautions to ensure your safety in the coming days. We have issued several advisories on this. Please do not take this request for granted,� he said.

He said Filipinos in the affected areas must ensure that they had enough food, water and other provisions to last several days. “Our kababayan (countrymen) are also strongly advised against taking part or even going near any public demonstrations or armed formations. They should also refrain from making social media comments about the political situation in the country,� Cato added.

Duterte flip-flops, opens door to peace with Reds ALMOST a month after declaring a “permanent� end to peace talks with communist rebels, President Rodrigo Duterte said he was not fully shutting the door on the peace negotiations with members of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). On March 21, Duterte announced the permanent termination of the talks between the government and the CPP. He, however, changed his mind on Thursday evening, saying he “cannot talk WITHkNALITYu In a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan campaign

rally in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Duterte said he would see if permanently shutting the door on the negotiations would be the good thing to do. But according to the President, he was unsure whether he would be able to “hack� the problem. “I made the announcement that I’m no longer willing to talk to them. But who knows? It is not my wish, wishes that would count. It is not my predilection that would be important. It’s the welfare of the people,� he said. The President added that he would look into the best possible move. g3O  ) CANNOT TALK WITH kNALITY 9OU

CANNOT TALK WITH kNALITY  BECAUSE THIS OFkCE)AMCURRENTLYHOLDINGISNOTMINE I hold it for the people. I cannot say ANYTHING WITHkNALITY uHESAID Last month, during the Philippine Army’s 122nd founding anniversary rites, $UTERTEANNOUNCEDTHATHEWOULDkNALLY shut the door on the peace talks. “I am no longer entertaining any interventions or persuasions in this democratic state of the Republic of the Philippines,� he said. The President added that the NPA could talk peace with him. Duterte terminated peace talks between the government and the commu-

nist group in November 2017 amid the NPA’s continued attacks on state troops. He also declared the CPP and the NPA terror organizations and ordered the arRESTOFITSOFkCIALS Last year, Duterte issued Memorandum Order 32, which reinforced the guidelines of the military and the police in implementing measures to suppress and prevent such lawless violence; and Executive Order 70 directing the creation of a national task force to end local communist armed conlICT ASWELLASTHEADOPTIONOFANATIONAL peace framework that will contain policies addressing root causes of insurgencies. RALPH U. VILLANUEVA

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1.3M customers hit by power interruptions of power supply. The shortage prompted the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to declare red and yellow alerts in the entire Luzon grid that lasted for several hours. In its advisory, the country’s grid operator said the red alert was raised from 9 a.m. and lasted until 10 p.m. The yellow alert was also up from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. The NGCP raised the two alerts “due to major generation inadequacy,� according to the Department of Energy (DoE). The DoE attributed the power shortage to inoperable power plants. These are San Miguel Consolidated Power Corp. (SCPC) Unit 2 (150 megawatts); Sual Unit I of Team Energy and San Miguel (647 MW); Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp. (SLPGC) Unit 2 of DMCI (150 MW); Pagbilao Unit 3 of Team Energy and AboitizPower (420 MW); and South Luzon Thermal Energy Corp. (SLTEC) Unit 1 of Ayala (135 MW). 4HE$O%CITEDTHESUPPLYDEkCIENCYTO DMCI’s Calaca Unit 2 (100 megawatt) that is not operating at full capacity, as well as 827 MW from previously approved outages

caused by scheduled maintenance works. In an advisory, Meralco said 234 MW from 112 accounts participated in its interruptible load program (ILP), a scheme aimed at alleviating supply crunch in the power grid by voluntarily reducing the amount of load connected to the distribution grid during peak hours of the day. This caused the power interruptions in Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan City, ParaĂąaque City, Pasay City, San Juan City, Las PiĂąas City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Pasig City, Taguig City, Muntinlupa City, Mandaluyong City, Marikina City and Makati City in Metro Manila; and in Plaridel, Malolos City, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, Pandi, Norzagaray, DoĂąa Remedios Trinidad, Angat, Paombong, Hagonoy, Calumpit, Meycauayan, Santa Maria, Marilao, Bocaue, Pulilan, Baliuag, San Jose del Monte City and Balagtas in Bulacan. Power interruptions also hit Imus, General Trias, DasmariĂąas City, Trece Martirez City, Tagaytay City, Silang, Naic, Indang, Amadeo, Bacoor, Noveleta, Kawit, Cavite City, Tanza, Rosario, General Mariano Alvarez and Carmona in Cavite; Cabuyao, Liliw, Magdalena,

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Duterte: Sara will not run very little pay and has to endure insults and criticisms. “I apologize for saying this. It does not pay well, and the things that you have to endure because you are there,� Duterte said. “Anong klaseng insulto, anong mga paninira. Alam mo namang hindi totoo 9OUGETINSULTS YOUGETCRITICIZEFORTHINGS that you know are not true),� he added.

The Davao mayor heads the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago. She has been actively campaigning for Senate candidates supportive of her father’s administration. She has also denied that she was eyeing the presidency, saying she was only helping her father. But Sara previously said she would decide if she will run for President or

Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Rizal, San Pablo City, Bay, Calamba, Calauan, Los BaĂąos, Pila, Santa Cruz, Victoria, BiĂąan, Santa Rosa, San Pedro and Alaminos in Laguna; Lucena City, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Candelaria, Dolores, San Antonio and Tiaong in Quezon; Batangas City, Talisay, San Pascual and Santo Tomas in Batangas; Taytay, Cainta and San Mateo towns in Rizal; and Apalit and San Simon in Pampanga. Peak demand was higher at 10,623 MW against available capacity at 10,206 MW as of 1 p.m. on Friday. The DoE said the power situation would improve next week when some power plants resume normal operations. “We see an improvement of the system for Saturday and Sunday due to low demand on weekends,â€? the DoE said. “The energy family is expected to have a better determination of the week’s outlook by Sunday,â€? it added. The department said Sual Unit 1 of Team Energy and SLTEC Unit 1 of Ayala will be back on the grid on Saturday, while SCPC Limay Unit 2 and Pagbilao Unit 3 of TeaM Energy and AboitizPower will go online on April 16. JORDEENE B. LAGARE

not in 2021. “Running for President is not an overnight decision. It needs money, machinery, but the most important thing is wisdom and guidANCEFROMTHE,ORDBECAUSEITWILLBEDIFkCULT if it’s not intended for you,� she said. “It depends on the circumstances. Maybe, let’s just set a deadline, in January of 2021,� Sara added. The younger Duterte is seeking reelection as Davao City mayor in the May 13 mid-term elections.

drills’ closing ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The US made the stand after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing was hoping that “nonregional forces� would refrain from “stirring up trouble� within the contested South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). Lu was asked about recent exercises conducted by Philippine Navy ships and Washington’s USS Wasp near the Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal in line with the annual Balikatan war games. Smith noted that the US would continue its operations even after the warning made by China. Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, commander of the military’s Southern Luzon Command and the Balikatan director for the Philippines, said the presence of US forces in the West Philippine Sea was part of the yearly war exercises. Gapay added that for Balikatan 2019, there was an “increase� when it came to the participation of several countries. According to him, there was a 30-percent jump in personnel and 6-percent in equipment use. “The presence is not really to agitate or anything else, but purely for training, so nobody should be alarmed of the presence of all those forces during the Balikatan,� 'APAYSAIDINANEWSBRIEkNG This year, Washington incorporated for the first time its F-35B Lightning 2 plane on board the USS Wasp for the Balikatan war games. From humanitarian assistance disaster relief, the 2019 Balikatan military exercises focused on maritime security and counterterrorism operations, which included drills on amphibious landing and LIVE kRETRAINING “We brought everything we could bring because our partnership with the Philippines is so good. This is a partnership and A MUTUALLY RESPECTFUL  BENEkCIAL partnership, so I [brought] everything I can because I get so much out of this training,� Smith said. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines chief, said Manila had always been “respective� when it came to actions coming from foreign nations. “We are all undertaking respective independent actions, we have a good rapport here,� Madrigal told reporters. “Of course, what we want is continued freedom of navigation within the areas we are covering,� he said. DEMPSEY REYES


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f President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the 2019 budget, the P83-billion allocations slashed by the Senate would be restored, House Appropriations Chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Friday.

“If President Duterte eventually decides to adopt a reenacted budget throughout the year, that will give him an opportunity to restore more than P80 billion, which was slashed by the Senate from allocations intended for

the President’s projects,� Andaya said. Leaders of the House of Representatives (HoR) said they would respect whatever would be the decision Duterte, who on Thursday threatened to veto the entire

P3.757-trillion spending bill if it was “unlawful.� Andaya, who earlier claimed that the Senate’s P83-billion budget cuts went to the senators’ pet projects, reiterated that they would not allow “maneuverings� in a national budget “riddled with discretionary lump-sum funds.� Senators said vetoing the budget was the President’s prerogative. “Everything is left to the discretion of the Executive department. I will support the President’s decision. Anyway, we can pass a new one in the next Congress with

new leaders,� Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon agreed with Sotto. “That is how our system is outlined in the Constitution — THE 0RESIDENT HAS THE kNAL SAY u Drilon said . Sen. Aquilino “Koko� Pimentel 3rd said the country would survive for a year without a budget by operating under the previous year’s budget. 3EN0ANkLOg0INGu,ACSONSAID the budget measure “had been subjected to abuse and indiscretions by some legislators from

both houses of Congress, with the HoR leadership even going beyond the mandate of the law and time-honored legislative practice.� “At the end of the day, it is greed and insatiability of those who cannot control their appetite for more and more ‘pork’ and all the perks and commissions that go with it,� he added. But Sen. Sherwin “Win� Gatchalian said vetoing the budget would have repercussions. “Based on our internal study, should the President veto the 2019 GAB (General Appropria-

tions Bill) and the government continues to operate on a reenacted budget for the whole year, the country’s Gross Domestic Product for 2019 may slow to 5.6 percent from the original forecast of 6.7 percent — equivalent to a LOSSOFBILLION uHESAID He added that infrastructure projects, particularly those scheduled to start this year, would be put on hold. “It also bears stressing that the delays of these infrastructure projects will also mean lesser available jobs,� Gatchalian said. BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

Senators’ word war rages on Twitter A WORD war between members of the Senate majority and minority blocs raged on Twitter as they defended their respective positions on the alleged interference of some American lawmakers on Philippine judiciary. Senate President Vicente“Tito�Sotto 3rd and Senators Gregorio“Gringo� Honasan 2nd and Panfilo“Ping� Lacson on Wednesday filed Senate Resolution (SR) 1037 rebuking some members of the United States Congress for seeking the release of Sen. Leila de Lima and the dropping of the case against Rappler Chief Operating Officer Maria Ressa. De Lima was detained in February 2017 at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center on drug charges, while Ressa was facing charges for violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act, the National Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and the Anti Dummy Law. SR 1037 condemned the concerned American lawmakers for introducing proposed House Resolution 233 and Senate Resolution 142 for “being an affront to the sovereignty of the Republic of the Philippines and an undue interference in its judicial process.� In a text message to reporters on Thursday, Sen. Ana Theresia “Risa� Hontiveros, said, “We should not confuse international solidarity with foreign intervention.� Sotto turned to Twitter to reject Hontiveros’ view. “Solidarity my foot! Did they do that for former SP (senate president Juan Ponce) Enrile and Senators (Ramon ‘Bong’) Revilla Jr. and (Jose ‘Jinggoy’) Estrada?� he said. Enrile, Revilla Jr. and Estrada were detained on plunder and graft charges. Sotto’s response did not sit well with Hontiveros. On Friday, she answered back through Twitter. “ International solidarity is not foreign intervention. It’s about humanity.�  “This animated (former) senators (Aquilino) Nene Pimentel (Jr.) and (the late) Miriam Defensor Santiago to file resolutions calling for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from prison. You know who’s guilty of foreign

intervention? China. That’s where you should put your foot down,� Hontiveros said. Lacson also rejected Hontiveros’ statement. “International solidarity is not about five US senators calling for the immediate dropping of charges against Sen. de Lima and Ms. Ressa, whose cases are within the jurisdiction of our local courts. It’s not even‘foreign intervention.’It is simply condescending and arrogant behavior,�he said.  Sen. Francis “Kiko� Pangilinan, Liberal Party president, defended Hontiveros’ position. “With due respect, we disagree that there is interference on the part of the US Senate in its resolution calling for the release of Senator de Lima,� he said. He noted that the Philippine Senate had, in the past, adopted similar resolutions on the situation of and concern for human rights in other countries. “In 2005, the Philippine Senate adopted PSRN (Philippine Senate Resolution No.) 191, which expressed the sense of the Senate that Myanmar should not assume chairmanship of the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in light of Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest and political persecution and the continued violation of civil and political rights in that country,� he said. In 2009, the Philippine Senate approved a resolution thanking US Congress for passing a bill granting recognition and benefits to Filipino World War 2 veterans, Pangilinan said. “In 2012, we approved PSRN 130, which expressed our support for Cambodia in its efforts to promote parliamentary and inclusive democracy by having fair and credible elections free from violence and electoral fraud,� he added.  Sotto and Lacson belong to the Senate majority bloc, while Pangilinan, Hontiveros and de Lima are part of the six-member minority group. BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

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Transport group’s support to boost Bam’s candidacy Bong Go vows to SEN. Paolo Benigno “Bam� Aquino 4th on Friday said he believes the endorsement of the National Confederation of Transport Workers Union (NCTU) would boost his reelection bid. /FkCERSANDMEMBERSOF.#45 pledged their support to Aquino when he met with the group recently in Batangas. Aquino said the NCTU considers him “a dependable ally against the

government’s oppressive modernization plan and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law.� “The endorsement of NCTU, which is a big group in the transport sector, is a big help. We joined them against the [implementation OF=4RAIN,AWANDWEALSOkLEDA fair [Jeepney] Modernization Bill,� he said. Aquino was referring to Senate Bill 2056, which he filed

last year to make public utility JEEPNEYSSAFERANDMOREEFkCIENT for commuters, as well as environment-friendly. He renewed his commitment to work for the removal of the excise tax on petroleum products under THE 4RAIN ,AW (E EARLIER kLED A Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Bill with the support of NCTU, Sentro, ACTO and Philippine Advocates for Transport Convergence.

“They are not against modernization. But they don’t want any jeepney drivers to lose their jobs,� Aquino said. Under the proposed law, jeepneys will be tested based on ROAD WORTHINESS  AND kNANCIAL assistance will be given to owners who need to upgrade their units. Drivers who wish to shift to other jobs will also be given compensation. BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

Manicad to push law to protect BPO industry IF he wins a seat in the Senate, former journalist Rodrigo “Jiggy� Manicad Jr. will push a law that would develop the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry by enhancing workers’ skills and PROMOTING SERVICES USING ARTIkCIAL intelligence (AI). Manicad made the statement as he expressed fears that a number of call center agents might find themselves jobless in the next three TOkVEYEARSUNLESSTHE0HILIPPINES measures up with the AI technological advancements in other countries. “If we want our BPO industry to remain competitive, we have to level up by providing more AI solutions such as in facial and voice recognition, user communication and data

processing,� he said in a statement. g)NTHENEXTTHREE kVEYEARS SOME call center workers will become jobless. Experts say that companies are expected to move their offshore services back home because they have no need for real people accomplishing tasks that can already be done by AI. The logical next step is to train our workers to be the people behind the AI,� he added. Manicad cited a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which states that AI would contribute $15.7 trillion annually to the global economy by 2030, eclipsing the combined output of China and India. The Philippines remains in the list of top 10 BPO preference of

many leading corporations abroad because it offers English-speaking agents, has a growing population of highly skilled workers and has a WIDELYACCEPTABLECULTUREINlUENCE The Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate bet noted that since the Philippines was already a key global player in the BPO market, it should invest in training, skills building,and research to upgrade the capabilities OF&ILIPINOSTOINNOVATEINTHEkELD “We need a bill that will institutionalize the steps to be taken to further develop the BPO industry. We need a budget for research and development, training and skills building, and upgrading of resources in schools and institutions,� Manicad said.

“Most of all, we have to partner with global companies and local players already working with AI so that the skills and capacities we’re investing in are demand-driven,� he added. Manicad said developing the AI industry would boost not only the BPO sector, but also other businesses, products and services. “We can’t afford to be left behind. There are hundreds of thousands of BPO workers all over the country who will be affected because of new technologies,� he warned. “Our population growth is also not slowing down, so we have to push FORNEWkELDSTHATCANCONTINUETO provide good employment.� CATHERINE S. VALENTE

Breastfeeding and lactation period Dear PAO, I work at a multinational company that imposed two 15-minute lactation breaks per day, and only for two years. Is this correct? Mitzi

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Dear Mitzi, Section 12 of Republic Act (RA) 10028, known as the “Expanded Breastfeeding Act of 2009,� amending RA 7600 or the “Breastfeeding Law� clearly mandates: “Sec. 12. Lactation Periods. — Nursing employees shall be granted break intervals in addition to the regular time-off for

meals to breastfeed or express milk. These intervals, which shall include the time it takes an employee to get to and from the workplace lactation station, shall be counted as compensable hours worked. The Department of Labor and Employment may adjust the same: Provided, that such intervals shall not be less

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than a total of 40 minutes for every eight-hour working period.� (Emphasis and designation of the parties supplied) No limitation is indicated in the pertinent law regarding the period with which to exercise the privileges you have alongside breastfeeding your child. You can avail of the benefits for as long as you are able to breastfeed your child. The lactation break is particularly limited to 40 minutes per day and no less. Hence, the imposition of your company in giving you only two 15-minute lactation

period is not in consonance with the law, and the same may be a ground for sanction thereunder. This opinion is solely based on the facts you have narrated and our appreciation of the same. The opinion may vary when the facts are changed or further elaborated. We hope that we were able to enlighten you on the matter.

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serve people better DESPITE his strong showing in surveys, President Rodrigo Duterte’s former top aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong� Go pledged to work harder and serve the public better. “Patuloy po akong mag-iikot para tumulong at makapagserbisyo sa tao, kahit saang eskinita papasukin ko para lang marinig ang mga hinaing ng ating mga kababayan, mapangiti sila at maibsan ang kanilang kalungkutan, at higit sa lahat ay maiparating ang tunay na serbisyong kinakailangan (I will continue to go around to help and serve people. I will enter alleys to listen to people’s concerns, make them smile and ease their problems, but, above all, to bring them the true service that they deserve),� Go said. In the survey conducted by Pulse Asia from March 23 to 27, Go RETAINEDHISTHIRDTOkFTHRANKING However, his awareness rating rose from 96 percent in February to 99 percent in March. “Isa itong patunay na masaya ang mga tao sa administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at patuloy ang suporta nila sa ating Pangulo at sa kanyang mga kaalyado (This proves that people are happy with the Duterte administration and they continue to support the President and his allies),� said Go, who noted that candidates IDENTIkEDWITHTHEADMINISTRATION dominated the survey. Go thanked the people for their support. He also thanked Duterte for his endorsement. Go said the survey results revealed that Filipinos are intelligent. “Hindi [sila] nadadala sa black proganda lamang. Alam nila ang totoo (They do not believe in black propaganda. They know what’s true),� he added. Davao Mayor Sara DuterteCarpio said candidates of the administration backed-regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP) would continue to work hard even if they rated well in surveys.

“HnP officers and volunteers are humbled that all the sleepless nights, tiring long travels, arguments, fatigue and obsessive brainstorming have resulted in something positive,� the Davao City mayor said in a statement. “But we cannot be happy until after the winners are proclaimed, so we shall continue to soar and kGHTUNTILWESUCCEED uSHEADDED She made the statement after 10 HnP bets were included in the list of candidates who had a “statistical chance� in the May 13 elections, according to a Pulse Asia survey. She noted that the “good performance� of the HnP bets in the surveys was “strong indication that the candidates are effective in delivering the message of ‘positive change.’� “We are pushing a different kind of campaigning, something that does not involve maligning or attacking other candidates, and we think the voters agree with us,� Duterte-Carpio added. The HnP-backed candidates included in the list of probable winners in the upcoming polls were reelectionist Senators Cynthia Villar (second) and Juan Edgardo “Sonny� Angara (third to fourth), Go (third to fifth), Taguig City Second District Rep. Pilar Juliana “Pia� Cayetano (fourth to sixth), former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato� dela Rosa (sixth to ninth), former senator Ramon “Bong� Revilla Jr. (seventh to 10th), Ilocos Gov. Maria Josefa Imelda “Imee� Marcos (ninth to 12th), former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino (10th to 16th), former senator Jose “Jinggoy� Estrada (10th to 16th) and Sen. Aquilino “Koko� Pimentel 3rd (11th to 16th). The regional party is also endorsing the candidacies of former journalist Rodrigo “Jiggy� Manicad, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV� Ejercito and Maguindanao Rep. Zajid “Dong� Mangudadatu. CATHERINE VALENTE


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E devote a great deal of our time and energy on these pages to inform, educate, and in some ways, provide viewpoints that we hope will guide the Filipino people and their leaders to cultivate the best interests of the country. It can seem at times that news that is most important TOOURDAILYLIFEISABOUTCONlICT‡CONlICTBETWEEN POLITICALFORCESWITHINTHECOUNTRY CONlICTWITHOTHER NATIONSINTERESTS CONlICTBETWEENPEACEANDORDERAND CRIMEANDCHAOS ANDCONlICTBETWEENOURSELVESAND forces of nature that threaten our safety and livelihoods. There are rare times, however, when we are reminded that for all our differences, mankind is capable of amazing displays of transcendent cooperation and astonishing achievement. Such a reminder came earlier this week when an international team of scientists revealed the kRST EVERPHOTOGRAPHOFABLACKHOLE Until now, a black hole was an idea, an object predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity MORETHANACENTURYAGO ANDASTAPLEOFSCIENCEkCtion stories. A black hole, according to Einstein, is a massive star that has collapsed so completely that IT HAS BECOME A gSINGULARITYu m AN INkNITELY SMALL point where the entire enormous mass of the star is concentrated, which creates gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. The reason why the idea of a “black hole� is important to our everyday lives is that it makes our current knowledge of the universe and how it works possible. Without Einstein’s theory, we would not understand how gravity works, and might not have been able to develop things WENOWTAKEFORGRANTED SUCHASARTIkCIALSATELLITES 3CIENTISTSHAVELONGBEENCONkDENTTHATTHETHEORYIS correct, but as long as it remained a theory, proved by mathematics and not real-life observation, there was always the chance of discovering that what we thought we knew was not correct at all. Actually seeing a black hole, however, seemed nearly impossible: From our tiny PLANET HOWCANWEkNDWHATWOULDAPPEARTOUSTOBEA small black spot of nothingness in the vastness of space? By stretching the limits of human ingenuity in a global team effort that ignores borders and political differences, that’s how. Using something called the Event Horizon Telescope and more computing power that has ever been assembled for a single purpose, a coordinated TEAMOFSCIENTISTSFROMAROUNDTHEWORLD‡INCLUDING scientists from our Asean neighbors Vietnam, Thailand, -ALAYSIAAND)NDONESIA‡PHOTOGRAPHEDTHEENORMOUS black hole that lies at the center of the M87 galaxy, 55 million light years from Earth. To do this, they had to create a “camera� almost the size of our whole planet; the Event Horizon is actually eight massive radio telescope arrays located in Hawaii, Mexico, Arizona, Spain, Chile and Antarctica, all working together. If the Event Horizon Telescope was an actual camera, one would be able to use it to read a newspaper in New York from a sidewalk in Paris. The lesson in all this is that when we, as people, set ASIDEOURDIFFERENCESANDkNDACOMMONGOAL WECAN achieve incredible things. On Monday, our knowledge of the universe, of what we consider “reality,� was based on theory; by Tuesday afternoon, it was based on fact, and whole new realms of study and ways to improve our knowledge and our lives were opened to us. In a world that so often seems at odds with itself, it is a message of encouragement that we need, and should all take a moment to appreciate. ~

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HEN the forces of the universe conspired to create a happy place, they would have most likely found their mark in the Philippines. Our country is not just a happy place. It is an outrageously happy place with an oversupply of wit and humor that can easily turn tragedy into comedy, and convert a disaster into material for stand-up comedians. The universe must have been kind to us. After all, with the heavy dose of natural calamities and human-made political and economic disasters, we could have easily imploded had we not been equipped with the weapons of parody and laughter. We navigate

ANTONIO CONTRERAS the challenges in our lives with our killer sense of humor. It is because we really typify what politics has become. We have always seen politics as a theater of the absurd, that in order to survive it, we had to defend ourselves by weaponizing laughter to help us kGHTANDSURVIVELIFESHARDSHIPS We are probably the only country in the world where people laugh at someone who slips and falls, instead

of calling a medic. When the rebel MILITARYFORCESWEREEXCHANGINGkRE with government troops in one of the many coup attempts against Cory Aquino, I was asked by curious Americans how it was that there were PEOPLEWATCHINGTHEkREkGHT)TOLD them they were enjoying the reality show, which was a lot better than watching action movies. We really know when to have fun, whether it is in the middle of a coup ATTEMPT ORAMIDlOODWATERS OREVEN in the aftermath of a deadly killer tyPHOON$ESPITETHElOODINGBROUGHT by Ondoy, people still managed to celebrate birthdays. CNN’s Anderson

Cooper stood in awe at the resilience of the people of Tacloban who found time to wave their hands and smile at the camera, play basketball and laugh in the midst of the devastation brought by Yolanda. And this is in contrast to how imAGESOFlOODINGINOTHERPLACESARE presented. While we see panic and desperation in some countries, where we witness people desperately at a loss on how to cope with rising waters, &ILIPINOSkNDWAYSTONAVIGATETHE lOODEDSTREETSTOREACHTHEIRDESTINAtion or to escape. Floods even become opportunities for children to play

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Failure of bicameralism and other sorrows The chamber leadership has no identity together, having been cobbled together from a patchwork of parties. A single senator can screw up the consideration of bills or doom them to defeat on just his say-so or opposition. This period in national history bids to be remembered as the longest gridlock in history, and probably the costliest. If President Duterte makes good on his threat to veto the 2019 national BUDGETAFTER,ENT WEWILLSEEkRSTHAND the failure of bicameralism in our constitutional system. It will be as crippling to national life as the government shutdowns that have periodically hobbled the US government. The Senate may need the grace of a resurrection.

Just live with it The President issued the threat during a campaign rally in Bacolod City earlier this week. He said: “The budget has just been submitted to me. I have to sign it once I return. I am still studying the budget [which was submitted to the] Office of the 0RESIDENT4HE/FkCEOFTHE0RESIdent is not the budget.‌ “So, ang legal ko magbasa uli. Ngayon, pagka talagang tagilid ’yan (My legal team is reading it. Now, if it is problematic), I will outright veto the entire budget,â€? he added. Duterte noted that the House of Representatives and Senate have been bickering over alleged insertions in the budget. “Hindi magkasundo ang Congress pati ang Senado eh, pati ’yung mga insertions diyan, titingnan ko (Congress and Senate cannot reach an agreement. I will look at the insertions),â€? the Chief Executive said. “Pagka tagilid talaga (If it is really problematic), I will not hesitate to veto the entire budget. Eh, ’di pasensya tayong lahat (We just have to live with it),â€? he added.

Bickering of House and Senate The passage of the spending bill was hampered by the mudslinging among lawmakers and between

some House members and the budget department. Because of the delayed appropriations law, the government has been operating on a reenacted budget since the start of the year. A reenacted budget until April will bring down full-year economic growth to 6.1 to 6.3 percent, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Economic growth is expected to slow down to 4.9 to 5.1 percent if the budget is enacted in August and to 4.2 to 4.9 percent if no new spending bill is passed this year. An earlier advisory that the President may sign the budget on Monday was abruptly withdrawn. Now, according to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, the President could sign it after the Holy Week break, which effectively means after Easter Sunday, April 21.

Bicameralism object of ambivalence Troubled relations between the two chambers of the Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives, principally account for the budget impasse. The 1986 Constitutional Commission, which drafted the 1987 Constitution, decided to adopt a shift from the unicameral to a bicameral legislature in the new Charter. The change passed by a margin of one vote in the Concom. The main impetus for the change was the desire of many members and no doubt, of President Cory Aquino herself, to restore the Philippine Senate in the government system, whose members would be elected nationally. They wanted the chamber to serve again as a training ground for future leaders, and guard against ill-considered legislation. According to Concom member Jose N. Nolledo in his account of the work of the Concom: “Those who objected to a bicameral legislature had very good arguments. They raised the arguments of simplicity and economy and pointed out that the presidential veto power is SUFkCIENT CHECK FOR HASTY AND ILL considered measures. They warned that the deadlocks between the two

houses might prove disadvantageous and truly wasteful.� Nolledo also cited the broad historical background of the Philippine legislature: “We began with a unicameral legislature in the form of the Philippine Commission in 1902; then under the Jones Law, we shifted to a bicameral legislature with the Philippine Commission as the upper house and the Philippine Assembly as the lower house; but under the1935 Constitution, we returned to a unicameral body which lasted for about six years because in 1940, our Constitution was amended reverting to a bicameral legislature. The 1973 Constitution returned to the unicameral body, and the 1986 Constitutional commission decided to adopt the bicameral system.� Concom member Florangel Braid offered this rationale for bicameralism: “The system balances social and political interests. The senators being elected nationwide represented national interest while the congressmen of the lower house represented the interests of their respective districts. A chain of checks and balances is made systematically when the lower house passes a bill, the upper house scrutinizes it well, the President studying it for possible veto, and the Supreme Court analyzing it on its constitutionality.� Fr. Joaquin Bernas, S.J., another Concom member, cited the reasoning behind bicameralism in his book, A Living Constitution (Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City, 2003): “One of the reasons for opting for a bicameral body is precisely to allow the two houses to check each other. Neither house may allow itself to be gobbled up by THEOTHER‡EVENIFTHEOTHERHASA yawning insatiable maw. The Senate, if it maintains its dignity and honor ANDkDELITYTOITSPOPULARMANDATE  must not allow itself to be swallowed by the larger House. To do so is to betray a public trust.�

Problem began with senators’ pork Talking about, honor, dignity and MANDATEISkNE4HEPROBLEMBEGAN

when the senators started coveting also their own pork barrel or earmarks, as they looked with envy at the appropriations from public works projects secured by lower house members for their respective districts. Originally, the House lobbied only for a Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to be distributed among the 250 districts represented in the Congress. The senators lobbied for their own share, to the tune of P200 million per senator, and set it as a condition for their support of the appropriations bill. The senatorial demand turned PDAF into a monstrosity. When the Supreme Court looked at PDAF, the justices said PDAF on its face was unconstitutional. The ruling was crushing. Despite the ruling, however, some legislators were undeterred. Especially the then senator Alan Peter Cayetano who went around telling his fellow legislators not to lose heart. He or someone came up with the idea of making “insertions� in the appropriations act to restore the pork barrel. It was in these circumstances that "insertions" became a standard stratagem of lawmakers to secure pork.

Facing Duterte Now, the lawmakers and their insertions must face President Duterte and his pen, eyeball to eyeball. If as I hope and believe, the President uses his veto to strike down pork insertions in the 2019 national budget, he will signal a new beginning in the responsible preparation and legislation of the annual general appropriations act. He will effectively protect as he has promised the people’s money from the predators in the Congress. He will commence the obserVANCEOFkSCALPRUDENCEINTHECONduct of government. For months, he has gone after officials who wasted public funds on travel perks abroad. Now, he will go after the gargantuan appropriations from lawmakers who defraud the people OFINkNITELYMOREPUBLICMONEY

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The ball is now in Secretary Guevarra’s hands I’ve done my part by exposing the syndicate which, at the height of its operation, was earning a maximum of P50 million a day, according to my source whom I HAVEIDENTIkEDASg$EEP4HROATu $EEP 4HROAT IS A MEMBER OF the syndicate and is so deeply entrenched in the group, he even knows which female immigration officer is a mistress OFWHICHSYNDICATELEADER Leaders of the syndicate are suPERVISINGTHEIMMIGRATIONOFkCERS $EEP4HROATSAIDTHEPROTECTOR of the syndicate is former Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd who, even after he has resigned AS $O* CHIEF  IS ALLEGEDLY STILL RECEIVINGMONEYFROMTHEGROUP I am not telling Guevarra how to go about his job — I’m not a lawyer and he’s a bar topnotcher

— but he may want to have the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), which is also under THE$O* SUMMON!GUIRRE Like the National Prosecution Service, the NBI has subpoena POWERSANDCANgINVITEuPERSONS OFINTERESTTOITSOFFICE What an irony, since I was told THAT !GUIRRE  WHEN HE WAS $O* CHIEF WASVERYSTRICTWITHTHE.") Look, I have nothing personal against Aguirre or anybody else whose names I mentioned in THISSPACE4UESDAY !PRIL AND 4HURSDAY !PRIL Aguirre was my lawyer before, AND WE WERE QUITE CLOSE $URING the campaign for the presidency of 2ODRIGO2OA$UTERTE HISCLASSMATE at San Beda Law School, I kept in CLOSECONTACTWITH!GUIRRE I don’t know any of the mem-

BERSOFTHESYNDICATEFROM!DAM I only came to know of their exISTENCEFROM$EEP4HROAT In short, I was motivated by public interest in exposing Aguirre ANDTHEMEMBERSOFTHESYNDICATE I am aware of the consequence of my exposÊ—a slew of libel and civil cases will most probably be filed by syndicate MEMBERSAND!GUIRREHIMSELF As an aside, Aguirre has filed two libel cases against me with THE-ANILA2EGIONAL4RIAL#OURT Branch 46, for which I posted BAILON7EDNESDAY !PRIL No, the case is not in connection with this exposÊ; it’s about some column items I wrote in my former paper, Philippine $AILY )NQUIRER , which — in effect — questioned his comPETENCEASSECRETARYOFJUSTICE

In the Manila court libel case, Aguirre singled me out and excluded my former editors at the Inquirer4ALKABOUTHARASSMENT 4HERES A SAYING THAT A CRUSADER kGHTSALONELYBATTLEANDTHATTRUism was shown once again when the Inquirer editors asked the court TOEXCLUDETHEMFROMTHELIBELCASE *** .OW BACKTOTHESYNDICATE 4HEIMMIGRATIONSYNDICATEDOES not only operate at the NAIA; it has its tentacles in other ports of entry ANDEXITINTHECOUNTRY 4HE ")S PORT OPERATIONS DIVISION 0/$  THE SYNDICATES base, has jurisdiction over all OTHERPORTSINTHECOUNTRY !T THE #LARK )NTERNATIONAL Airport in Pampanga, syndicate members are doing brisk busiNESS ACCORDINGTO$EEP4HROAT

Macau: So near and a promising market for Philippine products

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HINA’s Special Administrative Region of Macau is a small, densely populated place with an OVERSIZEDWALLET7ITHATOTALLAND AREAOFONLYSQUAREKILOMETERS ANDAPOPULATIONOF  census), it is one of the most densely POPULATED REGIONS OF THE WORLD With tourist arrivals of 30 million EVERY YEAR   SECOND ONLY to France, it is thickly populated INDEED7ITHTHEECONOMYMAINLY based on gaming and tourism (Macau overtook Las Vegas in 2006 as the casino capital of the world in terms of casino revenues), it is one of WORLDSRICHESTREGIONS4HENOMINAL '$0PERCAPITAIS AND'$0 per capita relative to purchasing POWER IS   )N   THE Brookings Institution ranked Macau as the fastest growing metropolitan REGIONONTHEPLANET/VERTHEPAST three years, government budget surPLUSESHAVEAVERAGEDPERCENTOF '$0)THASNOPUBLICDEBT Macau SAR is very friendly to the 0HILIPPINES 0HILIPPINE PASSPORT holders are allowed visa-free access to Macau for a maximum of 30 days, while the Philippine government RECIPROCATES WITH A NO VISA FOR  DAYSFOR-ACAUPASSPORTHOLDERS4HE Macau Yearbook lists only three of ITSMAJORNATIONALITIESASg#HINESE  PERCENT  &ILIPINOS  PERCENT  0ORTUGUESEPERCENTu-AJORBIRTHplaces of Macao residents are listed ASg-ACAU PERCENT -AINLAND #HINA PERCENT (ONG+ONG  percent, Philippines, 2 percent, and 0ORTUGAL PERCENTĂ? 0REDOMINANTLY#ATHOLIC&ILIPINOS perhaps feel at home in Macau beCAUSEFORFOURCENTURIESFROMTHEkRST 0ORTUGUESESETTLEMENTINUNTIL THETRANSFEROFSOVEREIGNTYTO#HINA ON$EC  -ACAUWASA0ORTUGUESECOLONY!SARESULTOFTHELONG Portuguese presence, there are three #ATHOLICCATHEDRALSANDTHE-ACAU DIOCESE MAINTAINS  EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 4HE RUINS OF 3T 0AUL #HURCH DESTROYEDBYkREIN  is frequently depicted as a symbol of -ACAUALONGWITHTHELOTUSlOWER !S OF   -ACAU HAD   #ATHOLICS ANDIFFOREIGNRESIDENTSARE

INCLUDED   4HECLOSEFRIENDSHIPBETWEENTHE people of the Philippines and Macau has been demonstrated by the readiness of the Macau government and people to extend assistance to the Philippines when struck by destructive NATURALCALAMITIES)WAS0HILIPPINE #ONSUL'ENERALIN-ACAUFROM TO/N.OV  )WAS SUMMONEDBYTHE#HIEF%XECUTIVEOF -ACAUTOHISOFkCETOCONVEYTOME his message of sympathy and a donaTIONOFMILLIONPATACAS  OR0MILLION FORTHEVICTIMSOF typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in central 0HILIPPINES 4HE 2OMAN #ATHOLIC PRIEST 3ECRETARY 'ENERAL OF #ARITAS Macau sent through the Philippine #ONSULATE'ENERALCHECKDONATIONS OF(+ FOR&ILIPINOSAFFECTED BY TYPHOON (AIYAN  (+  for victims of typhoon Pablo, and (+ FORVICTIMSOFTYPHOON 3ENDONG/N.OV  AFUND raising concert was held at the big Macau Square for typhoon Haiyan victims by the Macau Artists AssoCIATIONINCOOPERATIONWITHTHE4$- Portuguese television and the PhilipPINE#ONSULATE'ENERAL Let me relate some incidents during my stint in Macau showing the popularity and potentials there of 0HILIPPINEPRODUCTS$URINGMY-Acau posting, I resided at the 40-story DOWNTOWNBUILDINGOF-ANHATTAN You tell any taxi driver you want to go to Manhattan, and he will take YOUTHERE/NITSGROUNDlOORISA huge supermarket selling a wide variety of consumer and food products, INCLUDINGMANY0HILIPPINEGOODS Whenever I needed Philippine bananas, I had to go down to the superMARKETBEFOREPMBECAUSEPAST the time, all the bananas you would kNDTHEREWEREOTHERTYPESFROMANOTHERCOUNTRY/THERBEST SELLINGITEMS from the Philippines were mangoes, pineapples, canned tuna, sandwich

spreads, Eden cheese, San Miguel BEER AND 3UNFLOWER CRACKERS /UR CALAMANSIISALSOKNOWNASCALAMANSI In the supermarket in my building, a calamansi-nata de coco juice made in (ONG+ONGLABELEDgTHE.OSELLING JUICEIN(ONG+ONG uQUICKLYDISAPPEAREDFROMTHESHELVES)NTHEDINING AREASOFTHEkVE STARHOTELSYOUWOULD kNDPASTRIESTAGGEDgCALAMANSITARTu While I was in Macau, among my best friends there were the honorary consul of Niger and her husband, THEHONORARYCONSULGENERALOF-ALI $URINGONEOFOURLUNCHES )GAVE the couple a kilogram of Philippine coconut sugar with an analysis of its NUTRITIONALVALUE4HECOUPLEWASSO impressed with the product and realized its commercial potential; the wife after a week was proposing to me that we should be partners in a coconut SUGARBUSINESSIN-ACAU)TOLDHER that Philippine foreign service rules prohibit diplomats from engaging in private business in the country of asSIGNMENT,ATER)GOTANOTHERBUSINESS partnership proposal from a Macau businessman about the sourcing of LIVEGROUPERkSHES LOBSTERS PRAWNS  and crabs from the Philippines which are main dining attractions in Macau RESTAURANTS ) POLITELY TURNED HIM down informing him of the foreign SERVICEREGULATIONS As mentioned above, Filipinos account for the third largest resident COMMUNITY$URINGMYSTAYIN-ACAU THEREWERE &ILIPINOS MOST OFWHOMWEREDOMESTICHELPERS percent), hotel and restaurant workers PERENT RETAILSECTORWORKERS percent), and gaming sector workERSPERCENT &ILIPINOWORKERS ARETREATEDWELLANDTHE#ONSULATE General received hardly any report of MALTREATMENT4HEREWERE&ILIPINO UNIVERSITYLECTURERS4WENTY&ILIPINO residents had small businesses such as shops, groceries and beauty parLORS&ILIPINOSUCCESSSTORIESIN-ACAU include that of Edwin Go, who owns three groceries selling Philippine goods and some Oriental products and who purchases items from the Philippines worth half a million US dollars; that of Ronald Bartolome, PROPRIETOROF,A#UCINA)TALIANRES-

taurant established in 2005, which did very well in Macau (Bartolome OPENED A BRANCH IN (ONG +ONG kVEYEARSAFTER ANDTHATOF!RCHITECT 'UALBERTO#ABUNGCAL WHOLIVESINA NICEHOUSE THERESTAURANTg5MANIu serving Filipino dishes and patronized not only by Filipinos but also BYLOCALSANDFOREIGNRESIDENTS$UE to the presence of a big Filipino comMUNITY *OLLIBEEHASOPENEDIN-ACAU 0HILIPPINE!IRLINESHASDAILYlIGHTS TO-ACAUFROM-ANILA#EBU0ACIkC lIESDAILYFROMBOTH.!)!AND#LARK  WITHADDITIONALlIGHTSFROM-ANILA ON&RIDAYSAND3UNDAYSFROM#EBU  ITHASDIRECTlIGHTSTO-ACAU-ONDAY  7EDNESDAY &RIDAYAND3UNDAY!IR Asia Philippines also operates daily lIGHTSFROM-ANILATO-ACAU !CCORDINGTO)NTERNATIONAL4RADE #ENTERSTATISTICS -ACAUTSTOTALIMPORTSINWASVALUEDAT BILLION )TS MAIN !SEAN IMPORT partners are Singapore, the PhilipPINES -ALAYSIA 4HAILAND 6IETNAM AND )NDONESIA 4OP IMPORTS FROM THE0HILIPPINESWEREkSHANDCRUStaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates; toys, games and sports requisites; dairy produce, birds’ eggs, natural honey, edible products of animal origin and preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts; and furniture, mattresses, mattress supports ANDSIMILARFURNISHINGS !CCORDINGTOTHE)4# SOMEOFTHE other main world products importEDBY-ACAUININCLUDEDELECtrical machinery and equipment, sound recorders and reproducers, television; natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, clocks and watches; leather, travel goods, handbags and similar containers, pharmaceutical products, articles of apparel and CLOTHING ANDACCESSORIESFOOTWEAR  GAITERSANDTHELIKE Philippine businessmen and exporters should take advantage of the enormous purchasing power as well as friendliness and proximity of Macau to promote their prodUCTS 4HE 0HILIPPINES HAS LOTS OF produce which Macao needs, not JUSTTHEMILLIONWORTHTHATIT CURRENTLYSUPPLIESANNUALLY

PARTSINTHECONTEXTOFBANTER/NE need only commune with the hoi polloi to realize that people talk about sex and sex organs freely, and LIBERALLY /NLY THE ELITE WITH THEIR 6ICTORIAN SENSITIVITIES WOULD kND THISOFFENSIVE.UDITYISSCANDALOUS only among those living in private spaces, but is normalized among people who do not have the luxury of living in structures that provide FORMUCHPRIVACY!UTHORITIESHAVE to ban women wearing short shorts, and men roaming shirtless, simply because these are already normalIZED BEHAVIOR /RDINARY PEOPLES behavior now need regulation because they become offensive to the NOT SO ORDINARYELITES We have a sense of humor that also tends to convert a person’s tragedy or misfortune into an opportunity for social control, if not to exact vengeance ONTHESTRONG ORTHEABUSER2UMOR and gossip have always been effective WEAPONSTOMAKEFUNOFTHEELITES

And the manner in which rumor and gossip spreads is not couched with malice but steeped in parody and a HEALTHYDOSEOFVENGEFULLAUGHTER)N popular culture, a gossip is often imaged not as a malicious evil character but as a comely person that could EASILYPROVIDECOMICRELIEF In the age of social media, gossip and rumor — and their relative, character assassination — have been provided a virtual platform where THEY CAN EASILY TURN VIRAL 3OCIAL media has become a convenient and conducive venue to propagate derisive laughter through memes and parody that exposes the elites AND THEIR lAWS TO PUBLIC RIDICULE Gossip, rumor and character assasSINATIONHAVEALLTURNEDDIGITAL 4HISISTHEMISFORTUNETHATBEFELL *IM0AREDES!CTUALLY WHATHAPPENED to him was a serious assault on his PRIVACY)TISANEMBARRASSINGINJURY NOTONLYTOHIMBUTTOHISFAMILY)T would have been easy to commiser-

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Weaponizing and for resourceful and enterprising people to earn extra cash, by constructing makeshift bridges or by carrying STRANDEDPEOPLEONTHEIRBACKS!ND through all of these, ours are not the faces of panic, but of those who are trying to survive by making the best OFWHATWEHAVEORCANDO And the political arena is not exempted from this unique social landscape dominated by humor ANDPARODY)TISBEkTTINGOURPREdisposition towards laughter that we have a President whose colorful language may ordinarily offend but, to the chagrin of the elite moralists, INSTEAD ELICIT LAUGHTER 7HERE ON EARTHCOULDWEkNDA0RESIDENTWHO boasts of his virility by making reference to the size of his sex organ, and APPARENTLYGETSAWAYWITHIT4HISIS partly an outcome of a culture that ordinarily talks about sex and body

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, SAYS my favorite kumpadre, AMAPATTERN SEEKINGMAMMAL I judge what’s going to happen BASEDONWHATHAPPENEDBEFORE For instance, in the elections OF )PREDICTEDTHAT(OUSE Speaker Jose de Venecia would lose, there being this precedent of a Speaker of the House losing in a presidential contest — Ramon -ITRALOSINGINTO&IDEL6 Ramos, who had the backing of a historical precedent, a Secretary OF .ATIONAL $EFENSE WINNING as president, Ramon Magsaysay AGAINST%LPIDIO1UIRINOIN Between Joe de V and Joseph Estrada, Erap had the historical precedent of a vice president WINNINGASPRESIDENT‡kRSTBY SUCCESSION 6ICE0RESIDENT#ARLOS 0 'ARCIA SUCCEEDING -AGSAYSAY UPONTHELATTERSDEATHIN  AND 6ICE 0RESIDENT $IOSDADO Macapagal beating Garcia in the SUBSEQUENTELECTIONSOF

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MAURO GIA SAMONTE FORELECTINGJUSTSENATORS!ND because one such election necessarily takes place midway into the term of the president, that ONEELECTIONISCALLEDMIDTERM It has become a character, therefore, of midterm elections to serve as gauge of how well or badly the incumbent president HASPERFORMED Like that pungent stench that nauseates jeepney passengers from a passing hog truck, the Laban aroma begun by Ninoy Aquino in his failed run for a "ATASANSEATINSTUCKALLTHE way into the succeeding administrations, and in the midterm elecTIONS OF   ,ABAN COALITION senatorial candidates made up the big majority of the winning circle, nine in all: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Raul Rocco, Ramon -AGSAYSAY *R  &RANKLIN $RILON  Juan Flavier, Sergio Osmeùa 3rd, &RANCISCO4ATAD -ARCELO&ERNAN  Juan Ponce Enrile, with the rest OFTHEkELDBEINGALL.ATIONALIST 0EOPLES #OALITION CANDIDATES ‡ -IRIAM $EFENSOR 3ANTIAGO  Gregorio Honasan and Anna $OMINIQUE#OSETENG Needless to say, those results MUST RElECT A POSITIVE MARK FOR THE&IDEL62AMOSADMINISTRATION 4HE NEXT MIDTERM ELECTIONS WOULD COME IN  "UT A year earlier, President Joseph Estrada, according to the pattern elaborated above, would be deposed by his vice president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and the alignment of forces in the senatorial contest perforce would produce these results: eight for the pro-Gloria People 0OWER #OALITION *UAN &LAVIER  Sergio Osmeùa 3rd, Franklin $RILON  *OKER !RROYO  2AMON -AGSAYSAY  *R  -ANUEL 6ILLAR  Francis Pangilinan, and Ralph Recto), ranged against just four for the pro-Erap Pwersa ng Masa COALITION .OLI "OY DE #ASTRO  Edgardo Angara, Panfilo Lacson AND,OI%JERCITO 

So, historical pattern had it coming TO*OEDE6TOLOSEAND%RAPTOWIN In like manner, Erap had it coming to him to be succeeded by his vice president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, albeit with a dose of military breakaway for an intervening component (in the case of Magsaysay, accidental death), but within constitutional CONSTRAINTSNEVERTHELESS And GMA was on the verge of having it coming to her with the UPHEAVALBYTHE(YATTMIDWAY IN HER TERM  BUT THE +ABAYAN JUST DIDNTPROVEEQUALTOTHECHALLENGE In much the same way, Vice President Fernando Lopez just missed the boat when, for a certain consideration, he gave in to THEIMPORTUNINGBY&ERDINAND% Marcos to let him instead challenge the incumbent President $IOSDADO-ACAPAGALFORTHEPOST INTHEELECTIONSOF&-WON  thus continuing the tradition of the Senate President as heir to the Philippine presidency, begun BY -ANUEL , 1UEZON IN  when he won as president of THE #OMMONWEALTH AFTER BEING 3ENATE 0RESIDENT FIRST -ANUEL Roxas himself was Senate PresiDENTkRST THEN0RESIDENTOFTHE republic later, when he won the No two-time Senate ELECTIONSIN All the above, by way of laying by a president the basis for this inquiry into the COMPOSITIONOFTHENEXTSENA- 4HE"LACK!ND7HITEUPHEAVAL INSTIGATEDBYTHE(YATT$INTORSOFTHELAND KY3OLIMANETAL INTOTHELAST half of the GMA administration Rationale of midterm evidently caused the lady presielections DENTSCHARMTOSHARPLYDECLINE 4HE#ONSTITUTIONPROVIDES 4HISWASBETRAYEDBYTHERESULTS for a Senate consisting of 24 of the next midterm elections members serving for a term of under her watch (GMA enjoys SIXYEARS4HISISQUITEATTUNEDTO the distinction of being the THESIX YEARTERMOFTHEPRESIDENT only president who has had (OWEVER INTHEELECTIONS  the honor of conducting two a rule was put in place whereby MIDTERMELECTIONSUNDERA#ONTHE kRST  WINNING SENATORIAL stitution that does not allow candidates were to serve until reelection for a president; make ANDTHENEXTUNTIL THATOUT 4HISTIMEAROUND THE ONLY 4HUS DID IT COME ABOUT count is in the reverse: eight THAT ALTHOUGH THE #ONSTITUTION for the Genuine Opposition provides for a 24-member Sen- (GO) coalition (Loren Legarda, ate, every senatorial election is ÂłSamonteA6


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Imagining our nation through our maritime culture Stop the cheaters in the WALKING “T Senate; gag the surveys HISTORY ALL INSIGHT MICHAEL F AL S. “XIAO� CHUA

HE story of our nation began with a boat.� This is how I began an essay titled “The boat as a metaphor of nation,� a text I contributed to a new coffee table book published by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Tataya: Documenting the Story of the Ivatan Boat. It comes together with another handsome volume, Vahay: Documenting the Story of the Ivatan House, published in cooperation with the De La Salle University, the main texts written by Dr. Lars Raymund Ubaldo, Edwin Winston Valientes, Christian Vaso and Gary Mariano, with images from photojournalist Jimmy Domingo. My main point was that the still existing boat culture in Batanes, can give us an idea of our ancestors’ maritime culture and may inspire us to imagine and to see our commonalities as part of the Austronesian peoples, and thus unite us as a nation with a base culture. )kRSTTALKEDABOUTTHEBASICPOLITIcal community in the Philippines, called the “barangay�: “It is said that the Spaniards adapted this unit from the political whole that was already existing when they came in contact with our ancestors during the 16th century. But that barangay was not actually a political unit, but an economic one consisting of a clan which was led by a datu. A datu performed a blood compact with

ancestor-given wisdom passed from one generation of Ivatans to another and developed it through time.� I continued: “It has been claimed that the Filipinos are regionalistic and divided because we are archipelagic. But it seems now that we another datu, a ritual which symbol- were divided not by our geography ized brotherhood and unity, and a but by our colonizers with their more complex political unit—the divide and rule strategy. Because bayan, banua or ili—was created. historians and social scientists have “But the term barangay came now realized that since roads and from the word balangay — a boat land transportation were still to be with outriggers which our ancestors introduced by the Spaniards during invented. Starting about six thou- their colonization of our islands, sand years ago, they rode these boats our ancestors, whose kingdoms and and lived as a family as they dared bayans where always located in the THEVIOLENTWAVESDUETOTHE0ACIkC riverbanks and seashores, mastered MONSOONWINDSTOkNDNEWISLANDS travelling with ease through the rivto inhabit, peopling our islands and ers and seas which made us more other parts of Southeast Asia, Poly- connected culturally. “Therefore, our waters acted as a nesia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and as far as Easter Island in South America pre-modern Internet. Our waters beto the east and Madagascar in South came the network which linked our culture, trade and diplomacy. And Africa to the west. “According to archaeologist Peter the manifestation of this cultural Bellwood, our culture and language unity is our maritime culture — the came from these ancestors of ours, mastery of making boats and the which the experts refer to as the skill in navigating using these boats. “One of the most important evi‘Austronesians.’� In his message for the book, NHCP Chairman Rene dence of this maritime culture of our Escalante explained: “If we are to ancestors was a boat found buried believe Peter Bellwood, Batanes underground in 1976 in Butuan was the jumping-off point of our which was dated to 320 A.D. Eight Austronesian ancestors going to more boats would be unearthed mainland Luzon. Therefore, it can from the area. What can be observed be said that the construction of the from these boats is the absence of Ivatan boat called tataya came from metal nails to connect them, only

s MAKATI GOVT NOT BEHOLDEN TO THE AYALAS — CITY ADMINISTRATOR WE would like to respond to sweeping statements and unfounded allegations made by Mr. Ramon Tulfo in his column in The Manila Times issue of March 30, 2019. First of all, the Makati Central Business District (MCBD) is not “off limits� to the Makati police, nor has it ever been at any period in time. In fact, police officers are regularly deployed within and around the CBD to conduct mobile and foot patrols, while deputized marshals serve as force multipliers in maintaining law and order. It seems absurd that Mr. Tulfo has failed to note the highly visible and accessible police presence in the area, considering that the Makati Police Central Headquarters in on its periphery, and two police community precincts are inside the CBD.

wooden pegs. “Part of this culture is the ability to use the stars as a guide for navigation even before the Europeans had taught us their concept of constellations. Ethno-astronomer Dante Ambrosio once wrote, ‘Kapag tumingala sa langit ang mga sinaunang Pilipino, hindi lamang basta langit ang kanilang nakikita. Nakikita nila ang sarili nilang kabihasnan dito.’ Our ancestors had the north star as their constant guide and named their constellations from everyday things; for example, ‘Orion’s belt’ was called ‘Balatik’ which is a wildboar trap while the ‘Big dipper’ was CALLED@"UBUWHICHISAkSHTRAPu When we learn about this anCIENTMARITIMECULTUREASRElECTED in Batanes and other places in the country, we realize that despite being a multi-cultural and multiethnic people divided by islands and having 171 different languages, we can actually be oneINOURAFkNITY with our maritime culture. How did this maritime culture RElECTINTHEMANYSPIRITUALBELIEFS and burial practices of our ancient people throughout the islands? What separated us from this culture and how did our heroes reimagine uniting us through this idea of a maritime community?

Next week: The metaphor for nation as a boat

Well-publicized police operations conducted in private establishments within the CBD, which led to the arrest of crime suspects especially in drug-related cases, also belie Mr. Tulfo’s claim. We also would like to disabuse him of his notion that the city government is beholden to the Ayalas, which he has based on yet unproven allegations made by a known political rival of former Mayor Jojo Binay. The Ayala Group has been our strongest partner and ally in city-building for the past three decades, owing largely to the city government’s commitment to participatory governance, transparency and accountability. It was not by sheer luck that the former vice president succeeded in turning around Makati’s bankrupt status to become the country’s richest city today. His political will and active engagement with the business community earned the trust and support of taxpayers, which translated to sustained revenue growth and financial stability, and afforded the people of Makati a better quality of life. We hope that your readers will be given the chance to decide for themselves whether or not Mr. Tulfo’s statements in the said column are credible and truthful. Very truly yours, ATTY. CLARO F. CERTEZA Makati City Administrator

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Microsoft’s work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows BEIJING: Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university ON ARTIkCIAL INTELLIGENCE  ELEVATING CONCERNSTHAT53kRMSARECONTRIBUTing to China’s high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus. Over the past year, researchers at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing have co-authored at least three papers WITHSCHOLARSAFkLIATEDWITH#HINAS National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), which is overseen by the Central Military Commission. The research covers a number of AI topics, such as face analysis and machine reading, which enables computers to parse and understand online text. While it is not unusual for US and Chinese scholars to conduct joint research, Microsoft’s work with the military-backed NUDT comes amid increasing scrutiny around China-US academic partnerships, as well as China’s high-tech surveillance drive in the northwest region of Xinjiang. “The new methods and technologies described in their joint papers could very well be contributing to

China’s crackdown on minorities in Xinjiang, for which they are using facial recognition technology,� said Helena Legarda, a research associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, who focuses on China’s foreign and security policies. “Many of these advanced technologies are dual-use, so they could also contribute to the PLA’s (People’s Liberation Army’s) modernization and informatization drive, helping the Chinese military move closer to the 2049 goal of being a world-class military,� she added. In an email, a Microsoft spokesman told AFP that the company’s researchers “conduct fundamental research with leading scholars and experts from around the world to advance our understanding of technology.� In each case, the research “fully complies with US and local laws� and is published to “ensure transparENCYSOEVERYONECANBENEkTFROMOUR work,� he said Thursday.

’Raw material’ The growing concerns around

human rights violations in Xinjiang have also added pressure to US firms with business in the region, where some one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic language-speaking minorities are held in reeducation camps, according to a UN panel of experts. In February, US biotechnology manufacturer Thermo Fisher announced it would stop selling equipment used to create a DNA database of the Uighur minority to China. That same month, a security researcher exposed a massive database compiled by Chinese tech firm SenseNets, which stored the personal information and tracked the locations of 2.6 million people in Xinjiang. At the time of the data leak, Microsoft was listed as one of SenseNets’ partners. The company declined to comment. But experts have also stressed that, in the case of NUDT, Microsoft’s co-published work is open and publicly accessible. “The authors are basically shar-

ing with the rest of the world how to replicate their approaches, models, and results,� said Andy Chun, an adjunct computer science professor at City University of Hong Kong. That allows others to potentially “build upon, enhance and expand this research,� he said. Microsoft Research Asia also tends to focus on long-term research or projects that are not immediately transferable to applications, such as those that could be used to monitor or suppress a population of people, pointed out Yu Zhou, a professor at Vassar College, who studies globalisation and China’s hightech industry. And while such concerns are CERTAINLYVALID ITMAYBEDIFkCULT for AI researchers to avoid China, she told AFP. g)TS A kELD WHERE #HINESE REsearchers have made quite a lot of advancements, and they are generating data which is the raw material for this industry — so how are you going to avoid that?� AFP

ORMER senator Sergio “Sergeâ€? OsmeĂąa 3rd alleged last week that Senate seats were sold for P50 million each during the 2016 national and local elections. In an interview with a major television program, OsmeĂąa said that he was faring well in the election surveys, ranking sixth, but ended up 14th at the end of the counting. OsmeĂąa, however, admitted that he has no evidence to back up his claims of cheating in the Senate election, except his ranking in pre-election surveys. These allegations are not actually new. Remember the Angry Bird scandal which involved former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres “Andyâ€? Bautista? His wife, Patricia Bautista, accused the former Comelec chief of having more than a billion pesos in hidden wealth, plus a number of multi-million-peso accounts maintained at the Luzon Development Bank (LDB). The Senate supposedly started an inquiry into the alleged money-laundering activities of Bautista sometime in February 2018 but abruptly terminated it due to the nonappearance of the latter. According to knowledgeable sources, had the Senate continued its investigation, it could have uncovered a series of structured deposits to the LDB accounts of Bautista. These systematic deposits could then be traced back to the bank accounts of three incumbent senators (candidates at that time in 2016). These are your evidence, Mr. OsmeĂąa.

False election surveys Osmeùa should not have relied on the election surveys. He cannot declare himself a winner based on pre-election surveys — the very reason why the Comelec should gag these election surveys. Here’s why. Published Comelec data show that there are 61,843,750 registered voters in the Philippines with 1,822,173 more registered to vote from overseas. As past elections, not just in the Philippines but around the world, would show, voter registration does not guarantee that registered voters will show up at their designated precincts. The average voter turnout of the last three elections was at 78 percent, with 2016 having 84 percent, 2013 with 77 percent, and 2010, 74 percent. With a total of 63,665,923 registered voters, in and out of the Philippines, and using the average turnout of voters at 78 percent, the effective base of voters is 49,659,419, or roughly 50 million for ease of computing. Therefore, using a base population of 50 MILLION ACONkDENCELEVELOF percent, and a margin of error of 1 percent, the sample size should be at least 16,572. Yet, Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia Research use sample sizes ranging from 1,200 to 1,800, which is minuscule beside the supposed 16,572 sample size. Thus, as found by various statistical researchers, the results (using a very small sample size) would be erroneous, slanted, if not totally fake or bogus. With a sample size of 16,572, the sample population should not be chosen by simple randomness only, BUTMUSTBESTRATIkED)NFORMATION taken from Open Data Philippines shows the number of voters by re-

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gion. The National Capital Region comprises 11.43 percent of the total voting population, balance of Luzon with 38.61 percent, Visayan regions at 21.68 percent, and Mindanao with 28.28 percent. The SWS claimed that they used a face-to-face interview of 1,500 adults nationwide — 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. Using the Open Data Philippines kGURESASABASIS FORITTOBECORrect and accurate, the sample size in Metro Manila should only be 171 (but SWS placed it at 300) and that for Mindanao should be 424 (yet SWS used only 300). In these areas alone, SWS failed to use the PROPERSTRATIkCATION Another demographic factor to take into account is the malefemale ratio. Records show that 51 percent of registered voters are female while the remaining 49 percent is male. With this ratio, the female respondents, again using SWS’ sample size of 1,500 (though in error) should be 765 while the male respondents should be 735. A key demographic factor that should likewise be considered in performing accurate and proper surveys is the economic classes in THE0HILIPPINES4HEkVEECONOMIC classes in the country and their percentages in terms of the total population are: upper class (“Aâ€?) 0.15 percent, middle class (“Bâ€?) 25.25 percent, lower class (“Câ€?) 54 percent, income-poor only (“Dâ€?) 12.65 percent, and foodpoor (“Eâ€?) 7.95 percent. There should be two survey respondents coming from Class A; 379 from Class B; 810 from Class C; 190 from Class D; and 119 from Class E. Obviously, SWS did not follow THISSTRATIkCATIONMETHOD SWS failed to follow the proper and correct way of conducting election surveys. SWS uses probability-based sampling to select respondents, which is not preferred OVERSTRATIkEDSAMPLINGMETHODS Pre-election surveys are erroneous, if not totally false. If the Comelec will not gag these surveys, then there will be more “Serge OsmeĂąasâ€? this coming May 2019 elections.

Vote for fresh faces How do we stop the cheaters in the Senate? The simplest solution is to vote for fresh and new faces for senator. Oust the traditional politicians. Do not vote for those who have been in and out of the Senate of the Philippines (they would not do the country any further good.) Chide those candidates who have already spent hundreds of millions in political advertisements and propaganda. Rumors persist that a political neophyte, after spending millions of pesos in pol ads, has secured his Senate seat by dealing with the “syndicate,� which has assured him the eighth spot. The same thing goes for another candidate seeking reelection; she is no longer heavily campaigning because she will be in number two after the “counting of votes.� allinsight.manilatimes@gmail.com www.facebook.com/All.Insight. Manila.Times

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Who’ll win as senators based on who had won before Francis Escudero, Panfilo Lacson, Manuel Villar, Allan Peter Cayetano, Benigno Aquino 3rd, Antonio Trillianes 4th, Koko Pimentel); two for the GMA administration Team Unity coalition (Edgardo Angara and Joker Arroyo), joined by two Independents (Francis Pangilinan and Gregorio Honasan). So now on the crest of the election wave surging to a climax, could not President Duterte be entertaining a fate similar to that which befell Gloria when her

term ended in 2016 — the full fury of Aquino vindictiveness? History says, beginning with FVR, midterm elections favor the incumbent president. Check out the results of the 2013 midterm elections which favored PNoy. The only occasion midterm elections worked against the incumbent president was in 2007, when they worked against GMA — who did it the second time around. Moral lesson: you want midterm elections to favor you, don’t do it twice.

President Duterte is doing it only once now; he should prevail.

From Evil 13 to Lucky 9 As I wrote last Saturday, President Duterte is aiming for a 9-3 win for administration-friendly candidates in order to achieve a two-thirds-plus-one standing in the next Senate — for pushing his idea of federalism. Who will these nine be? Let’s enumerate all 13 members of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago

slate, in alphabetical order: Angara, Sonny; Cayetano, Pia; dela Rosa, Ronald; Ejercito, Joseph Victor (JV); Estrada, Jinggoy; Go, Bong; Mangudadatu, Zajid; Manicad, Jiggy; Marcos, Imee; Pimentel, Koko; Revilla, Bong; Tolentino, Francis; and Villar, Cynthia. Who among the 13 (an unlucky number, if I may say, like Friday 13th) will make it to the Lucky 9? Again, going by the alphabet, I’d pick an A, a B, a C, an E, a G, an M, a P, a T, and a V. “Walang personalan, trabaho

lang uWENTAPOPULARkLMQUOTE in the 90s. That forms the yardstick of my choices. No personal biases come into play. It is a blunt recognition of the pragmatism in Philippine politics whereby logistics and power play always decide the question of victory and defeat in elections — to the extent of frustrating popular suffrage. At the birthday celebration of Francis Tolentino at the Tagaytay City Convention Center last January 3, I noticed that of the 13, two were conspicuously absent: Jing-

goy Estrada and Bong Revilla. I asked my kumpadre why, and he said that was a Duterte affair. It turns out, Jinggoy and Bong are part of Hugpong of Sara, not of Duterte’s PDP-Laban. Although I have not gone to so many of Hugpong rallies, in none of those I had attended had I ever seen Mangudadatu or Manicad. This sort of rounds up this column’s foresight for the Lucky 9 President Duterte needs in achieving his ideal of two thirds plus one majority in the coming Senate.


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Rains destroy banana plantations C BY JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL

OTABATO CITY: Some P5 million worth of fruit-bearing banana plantations in Kidapawan City were destroyed by heavy downpour with strong winds last Wednesday, an agriculture OFkCIALSAIDON&RIDAY

Marisa Aton, acting city agriculturist, said banana farmers from 15 barangay (villages) reported that their crops were damaged by weather disturbances in the past few days. g4HEkGUREMIGHTINCREASE/UR agriculture technologists are still validating reports that there are

also damages in other villages,� Aton said, adding that she was awaiting reports on the total number of farmers affected. In Barangay Sumbac, a banana owner claimed that the calamity destroyed some P700,000 worth of his banana plants.

“Almost all banana plants bearing fruits due for harvesting next week were knocked down when strong winds hit the village on Wednesday afternoon,� the owner said. Plantation owners submitted damage reports to the Kidapawan City Agriculture /FFICE FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE  especially that the city was under a state of calamity. 4HE AGRICULTURE OFkCE GAVE THE assurance that plantation owners who insured their high value crops with the Philippine Crops Insurance Corp. (PCIC) would get kNANCIALAID !TONSAIDHEROFkCEEARLIERCALLED all farmers in the city to avail for

the insurance, but many ignored it. “We even used local radio stations to echo our appeal to farmers, but only a few responded,â€? Aton added. She said the incident would serve as a lesson to all farmers to make sure that their crops were insured. The local government earlier placed the entire city under a state of calamity due to the El NiĂąo that destroyed about P52.9 million worth of crops. At least P18-million calamity fund has been allotted to purchase rice and canned good for assistance to 28,000 affected constituents in all 40 villages of the city.

Seaweeds farms ruined

Meanwhile, the four-month-old El Niùo damaged close to 20 hectares of seaweed farms worth P10 million in Zamboanga City, ANAGRICULTUREOFkCERSAID City Agriculturist Carmencita Sanchez listed the most affected barangay (villages) as Mercedes, Talabaan and Recodo, even as another 13 hectares of agar-agar farms were also partially damaged by the long drought in several coastal villages in the city’s western area. Agar-agar is a jelly-like substance obtained from red algae. Sanchez told media that many farmers had to harvest early their

seaweeds early to prevent much bigger losses. She said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier disclosed that the heat index rose from 36 to 38 degree Celcius, “thus severely affecting the seaweeds because of the rising seawater temperature.� Based on the City Agriculturist’s latest monitoring, more than 10 HECTARESOFkSHPONDSIN"ARANGAY Cawit had also been severely affected by the long dry spell, although estimate on the cost of damage was not immediately available. WITH A REPORT FROM ANTONIO P. RIMANDO

Masbate governor endorses Bong Go TF urged to include MASBATE Gov. Antonio Kho endorsed former special assistant to the President and Senate hopeful Christopher Lawrence “Bong� Go, vowing to make him top the polls in the island province of Masbate. Kho made the announcement during the opening of the 26th Rodeo Fes tival National Finals on Thursday where Go was the guest speaker at the annual cowboys’ and cowgirls’ event in Philippines’ Rodeo capital. “He should be No.1 in our province because he is the strongest candidate that can continue the legacy of the President [Rodrigo Duterte],� Kho said. In January this year, six governors pledged their support for Go’s candidacy — NorthERN 3AMAR 'OV *OSE /NG *R  Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua, Sorsogon Gov. Robert Lee Rodrigueza, Mayor Vicente Limpiado of Tagapul-an, who represented Western Samar Gov. Sharee Ann Tan, and Kho. “This is the counterpart of the solid north because six governors in tourist triangulation areas merged together in support of Bong Go’s candidacy,� Kho said. In response, Go said: “Thanks to governor Kho for his support to the President and my candidacy. In

the next three years, Masbate will have our support. I will be your conduit to the President.� Meanwhile, Go expressed admiration at how the cowboys and cowgirls showed off their skills in the rodeo competition. Masbate province is the gateway to the country’s world-class destination through the Mandaon port, according to Kho. Masbate City Mayor Rowena 4UAZONSAID g/VERTHEYEARS THIS festival has been the showcase of our identity, a province blessed with vast pasture lands and a PROLIkC CATTLE INDUSTRY )N FACT  we have celebrated a milestone in our culture, enshrining Masbate as the home of Philippine rodeo.� She said that since the staging of the Rodeo festival, it had been the show window not only for its cattle industry, but also of its growing tourism, making Masbate one of the country’s premier destinations. “As you all know, these two major industries are the springboards for Masbate’s economic development. This year’s Rodeo theme, ‘Cowgirl Power,’ excites me since THISISTHEkRSTTIMEWEAREHAVING a theme that emphasizes the role of women in the cattle industry,�

Nationinbriefs SUPREME COURT ISSUES STATUS QUO ON BAGUIO MAYORAL CANDIDATE COC

BAGUIO CITY: The Supreme Court (SC) en banc issued a status quo ante order that stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from enforcing a resolution which that disregards the Certificates of Candidacy (CoCs) of some 25 candidates nationwide, including incumbent City Councilor Edgar Avila, who is aspiring for the city’s mayoral post. Under the status quo ante order dated April 11, 2019, the high court found that the petition for certiorari with prayer appeared to be sufficient in form and substance, to grant the relief that was prayed for. The high tribunal also directed the Comelec to comment on Avila’s petition for certiorari within 10 days upon receipt and the status quo ante order would continue until further orders of the court. Avila earlier filed a petition for certiorari with prayer for issuance of status quo ante order or writ of preliminary injunction questioning the validity of Comelec Resolution 19-0286, which considered his CoC not filed. He asserted that he was never disqualified, contrary to earlier reports, considering that the grounds cited were matters of form and not of substance required for disqualification purposes. DEXTER A. SEE

TARLAC MARKS 21ST CIT YHOOD

TARLAC CITY: This city will be celebrating its 21st charter anniversary on April 19 with a line-up of activities that will feature local history, culture and products. The six-day celebration was moved to April 22 to 27 to give way for the observance of the Holy Week, which will kick off with a Mass to be followed by Kaisa Women’s Organization (KWO) Night while on the second day, activities like Adobo Cook-Off (Inter-Barangay and Inter-School), Ambula Festival and part 2 of the KWO Night. Third day activities would include the inauguration of the Kaisa Convention Hall, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Day and the opening of the three-day Trade Fair and Banchetto (Night Market). A Jobs Fair, unveiling and blessing of the Citronella Extraction Center, and Zumba Glow Party would be on the fourth day. On the fifth day, featured would be the Youth Festiva,l while the closing is the Barangay Night. Tarlac became a component city on April 19, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act 8593. JERRY M. HERNANDEZ

PDEA CLEARS 53 SURIGAO NORTE VILLAGES OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga Region (PDEA-Caraga) has cleared 53 more barangay (villages) in Surigao del Norte of illegal drugs. PDEA Region 13 Regional Director Aileen Lovitos said the clearing of the 53 villages was made through an assessment and recommendations given by the Barangay Drug Clearing Program of the Regional Oversight Committee. In the PDEA-13 report, cleared villages in the province include 14 barangay in the town of Claver, 8 in Bacuag, 4 in Gigaquit, 21 in Surigao City and 6 in Sison. The assessment also rendered all villages in the towns of Bacuag, Gigaquit and Claver drug-free. Lovitos added that of the 1,311 total number of barangay in Surigao del Note, 897 or 68.42 percent had already been declared drug-free. ALEXANDER D. LOPEZ

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girls skill in livestock handling. It is managed by Rodeo Masbateùo. RHAYDZ B. BARCIA  

MARAWI CITY: Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Guiling Mamondiong asked Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to include home-based Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Marawi siege in the distribution of relief assistance. He said the rehabilitation should be done with transparency and accountability. “And not to tell the people of Marawi something that cannot be fulfilled,� he added. In recent interview in Iligan City during a meeting of police and military retirees, Mamondiong told The Manila Times he learned that home-based evacuees had not received any government relief assistance. “I urge Task Force Bangon Marawi to also extend the relief assistance enjoyed by those living in temporary shelters to home-based evacuees,� he said. He added many were living with their relatives and had become a burden, and those renting houses had already exhausted their savings after two years. Mamondiong said he asked

Secretary Rolando Bautista of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and all government agencies, including the Department of Trade and industry and the Department of Agriculture, among others, to look into the welfare of the home-based evacuees. While he was glad that evacuees from Marawi’s most affected area had been given P73,000 per family, Mamondiong said he expected transparency and accountability in the rehabilitation of the war-torn city. He said the rehabilitation had to be implemented as presented in the plan to be completed before the end of 2021. “We can do that if all national agencies concerned and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) would work together. That is what the President WANTS TO HAPPEN /UR PEOPLE have suffered enough,� Mamondiong said. Earlier, other Maranao leaders asked that BARMM take over rehabilitation of Marawi from TFBM. MASIDING NOOR YAHYA

Daraga mayor cries ‘railroad’ in murder case THE camp of Daraga Mayor Carlowyn Baldo of Daraga, alleged mastermind in the killing of AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, insisted on Friday that the Camarines Sur panel of prosecutors “railroaded� the cases to hasten his arrest. Baldo is facing charges of double murder and six counts of attempted murder along with several others before the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 4. The judge still has to rule if there is probable cause to order the arrest of Baldo for murder, a nonbailable case. The Philippine National Police (PNP) alleged in January, shortly after Batocabe and his police escort Orlando Diaz were ambushed, that Baldo hired a private armed group to kill Batocabe, who was supposed to challenge him in the Daraga mayoral race in the May 13 polls. Merito Fernandez, Baldo’s chief legal counsel, said during a media conference in Manila on Friday that the murder charge has become “political and is not about the merits of the case.� “They want him (Baldo) arrested before the Holy Week,� Fernandez added. He said the prosecution panel led by

Richard Cu, “ignored the inconsistencies� in the pieces of physical evidence and testimonies the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) presented in its complaint. He argued that the PNP-CIDG’s ballistic reports show that the two guns, said to be caliber .45 pistols, were used in the killing of Batocabe. The investigators also said two gunmen shot the former lawmaker at the back four times.  Autopsy results, which revealed that Batocabe sustained eight gunshot wounds mostly at the back, causing his instantaneous death, refuted the testimony of one of the witnesses and selfconfessed gunman, Henry Yuson, who alleged that he shot Batocabe three times at the back and his accomplice, a certain Lando, fired the fourth shot.  Witnesses also said Baldo’s wife used a white SUV to fetch them at their house, but based on the investigation, the car was not running. Fernandez said he filed a motion to defer the raffle of the case before the Legazpi City RTC, citing an incomplete preliminary investigation, but an executive judge denied his motion without his comment or reply.  “If the CIDG filed a motion [to] reply,

down the idea of seeking protection give me also a chance to file my mofrom the PNP. tion. This is injustice for not allowing us CATHERINE A. MODESTO to file a rejoinder for the 10-day period before it is submitted for decision. We will file charges against the panel [of prosecutors] in Camarines Sur,� he said. Fernandez previously accused Justice Undersecretary Mark Perete, cousin of Daraga mayoral candidate and incumbent Vice Mayor Victor Perete of “manipulating� the evidence to pin down Baldo.  Baldo claimed that “while the elections are near and my victory as mayor remains high, several intelligence reports indicate that there are several people who want me dead.� Showing reporters a message on his cellphone, Baldo said he had been receiving death threats after the killing of Batocabe Mayor Carlowyn Baldo from “people who never wanted him to be of Daraga, Albay, suspect in the Rodel Batocabe mayor� since “they have slay case, shows to reporters during the media conference the text messages he received after the interests to protect.� ambush. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA He also turned

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3 soldiers wounded, 2 ASG bodies found ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three more soldiers were wounded in fierce clashes with Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Patikul, Sulu, BRINGING TO kVE THE NUMBER OF WOUNDED AS kGHTING CONTINUED on Friday. The Western Mindanao Command said soldiers also recovered two bodies of slain bandits in Barangay Panglayahan, Patikul where troops clashed on Thursday with about 120 ASG gunmen under Radulan Sahiron and

Hajan Sawadjaan. Security forces also battled about 80 more bandits in Barangay Kabbon Takas, also in Patikul, later in the day. The military claimed that 10 more ASG bandits were killed and many others wounded, but soldiers did not recover any cadaver, except for the two bodies. /N4HURSDAY THEMILITARYSAID two soldiers were wounded in THEkGHTING Earlier this week, soldiers also

clashed in Patikul and killed two bandits, one of them Barak Ingog, who helped facilitate the twin suicide bombings in January of the Jolo Cathedral by an Indonesian pro-Islamic State (IS) couple. The other slain gunman, Nasser Sawadjaan, was a nephew of Sawadajaan. Security forces have been conducting massive operations in Sulu since early this year as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s

order to the military to destroy the Abu Sayyaf, whose leaders pledged allegiance with the IS. The operations have resulted in the recovery of two IndoneSIANSANDA-ALAYSIANkSHERHELD by the ASG on Simisa Island off Sulu. However, two of the hostages — Malaysian Jari Abdullah, eventually died in hospital from a gunshot wound, and Hariadin drowned while escaping the kGHTINGBETWEENTROOPSANDTHE bandits. AL JACINTO


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TRANSPORT group has asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for a P2-fare hike for passenger utility jeepneys effective immediately because of the increases in fuel prices. In its three-page letter dated April 10, 2019 received on Friday by the LTFRB, 1-Utak Transport Coalition cited Central Visayas, which currently has the lowest MINIMUMFAREAT0FORTHEkRST KILOMETERSBASEDONTHE&EBRUARY

2016 diesel price of P20 per liter. The minimum fare in Metro Manila, Central Luzon (Region 3) and Southern Tagalog (Region   IS PEGGED AT 0 FOR THE kRST  kilometers. “At present, pump price in Cebu

City, Mandaue City ranges from P43.26 to P47.29 or more than 100 percent increase. Diesel price will continue to increase, drivers will be pushed to further poverty and could affect the repair and maintenance,� 1-Utak Chairman Vigor Mendoza 2nd said. Mendoza said their petition was backed by Basak-Lapu-Lapu City Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association. “We are asking for a provisional INCREASEOF0FOR;THE=kRSTKIlometers to recover the loss due to high cost of operation,� he said in the letter addressed to LTFRB

Chairman Martin Delgra and Board members Ronaldo Corpus and Antonio Gardiola Jr. -ENDOZACLARIkEDTHATTHE0 fare hike was also being sought for Metro Manila and Regions 3 and 4 FORTHEkRSTKILOMETERS In July 2018, the LTFRB placed the minimum fare for jeepneys at P9, but due to a series of fuel increases, it approved the P10minimum fare for jeepneys in November last year in Metro Manila, Region 3 and Region 4. However, in December, the minimum jeepney fare was returned to P9.

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BoC launches new valuation system THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is pilot testing a new system of goods valuation in all 17 ports nationwide. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said on Friday that once fully implemented, the National Value Verification System (NVVS) would ensure updated and correct valuation of goods entering the ports.  With proper valuation, he said that revenue collection would also be greatly improved. He added that it is an effective tool for addressing the issue of benchmarking or setting a flat rate per container and undervaluation of goods. “This is part of the Bureau of Customs’ priority programs to promote ease of doing business in the Philippines,� he said. NVVS is a method for determining and verifying the accurate value of a commodity. Under this system, the

data is presented based on all aggregate importations of commodities per Harmonized System Code, specific description and country of origin. It is a web-based system, which assessment officers may access to verify whether the value declared by the importer is the price actually paid or payable for the goods when sold for export to the Philippines. The basis of value verification is the previous importation, similar and identical goods at the same period of importation, and other methods of valuation available under Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the “Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.� “We will provide the necessary tools for our customs officers to ensure fair and facilitated trade for all our stakeholders,� Guerrero said. WILLIAM B.DEPASUPIL

Ateneo president apologizes over Marcos presence in school event ATENEO de Manila University President Jose Ramon Villarin issued a public apology for the attendance of Irene Marcos-Araneta, daughter of former president Ferdinand Marcos, in an event on campus, and the “hurt� it has brought Martial Law victims. “The University recognizes that her presence, even in a personal capacity, has cast doubts regarding its solidarity with the victims of the Martial Law regime. We offer our deepest apologies for the hurt this has brought,� Villarin said in a statement. Marcos-Araneta, the third child of the former leader, was invited by Yael Buencamino, executive director of Ateneo’s creative hub, Arete, to the launch of an outdoor art installation program on April 7. Ateneo’s student body, the Sanggunian ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila, condemned Marcos-Araneta’s presence at the event, saying that it was a “grave insult and vehement mockery of Martial Law survivors and martyrs� “It [Arete] is the university’s central space for creative, adaptive and independent thinking — values that the Marcoses systematically destroyed during the darkest era in Philippine History,� the Sanggunian said in a statement. Villarin, however, stressed that the university had not turned “a blind eye to the atrocities committed during the Martial Law regime.�

“If anything, they have strengthened the university’s unfailing commitment to help seek justice for the victims of the regime, to counter historical revisionism and educate the Ateneo community regarding the regime’s pernicious effects on Philippine society,â€? he said. Villarin said he had accepted Buencamino’s voluntary resignation from her post, but still recognizes her exemplary performance and contribution to the development of Arete. The Manila Times tried to reach Villarin for comments regarding the resignation, but he was not available for interview. Meanwhile, Villarin encouraged the Ateneo community to learn from the “misstepsâ€? and continue to push for justice and peace. “I call on the University community to hold fast to our commitment to justice and peace, and to help one another remain vigilant, especially during this time of forgetfulness,â€? Villarin said. “We commend the accountability taken by the UNIVERSITY4HE!TENEOCOMMUNITYREAFkRMSOURCOMmitment to continuously seek justice for the victims of Martial Law and for this nation. We will continue to pray for peace and healing,â€? said Sanggunian President Hyacenth BendaĂąa. DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ

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Several Metro roads closed until Monday THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned motorists to expect TRAFkCJAMSINCERTAINPARTSOF-ETRO-ANILA AS several roads will be closed over the weekend for repairs. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said one lane of EDSA southbound from New York Street in Cubao would be closed for reblocking and restoration starting 11 p.m. on Friday until Monday morning. 4HE NORTHBOUND LANES OF THE # 2OAD IN front of SM Aura in Taguig City and EDSA, METERSAFTER-AGALLANES-ETRO2AIL4RANSIT Station to KM 29 in Makati City, will undergo REPAIRSFORTHEkFTHSTRAIGHTWEEK The second lane of EDSA between White Plains Gate 4 will also be closed. The MMDA advised motorists to avoid these areas and use alternate routes. Meanwhile, the DPWH opened on Thursday the Quirino Bridge 2 or the Concordia Bridge in Quirino Highway, Paco Manila. 4HEBRIDGEREOPENINGIMPROVEDTHETRAFkC lOWINTHECITIESOF-ANILA 0ASAYAND-AKATI  the MMDA said. “The bridge is plied daily by 100,000 ve-

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Duterte Duterte admitted that he, indeed, has money. “[I am] rich? I will hide it. Why will I tell you where I put [the money?] You are all idiots. Maybe I will be robbed. For money, I have money. Stupid,� the President said. He added that he would explain the alleged wealth “in due time.� Duterte slammed the reports as “trash.� “Do not believe the trash of the opposition. I will explain it [wealth]. Beside[s] in all of my... ITSALWAYSMYLAWPARTNERSOFkCEANDTHEBUY and-sell of the motor,� he said. The President denied allegations that he is corrupt, saying he had been living within his means. “You know I’ve been mayor for 23 years, I’ve been a prosecutor for nine years, I’ve been

hicles. This is a great relief and it was perfectly timed for the upcoming Holy Week break, which is expected to cause gridlocks,� DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said. A portion of the Concordia Bridge was closed last year to give way to the construction of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project. The southbound lane of the bridge was closed in May last year for its reconstruction. The MMDA and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corp. earlier bared a major TRAFkC REROUTING PLAN TO ALLOW 3AN -IGUEL Corporation-led Citra Centra Expressway Corporation to proceed with its full-blast construction. The Skyway elevated road project will connect the Southern Luzon Expressway and NLEX from Buendia in Makati City to Bagong Barrio in Caloocan City. “We are appealing for the patience and understanding of the public, but we are also assuring them that [the] teams involved with the project will exert all efforts to minimize travel delays despite the ongoing construction,� MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. said. NEIL JAYSON N. SERVALLOS in the practice of law four years before that, I have not lost even in the presidency. But if you tell me... Look at their trash. I do not have transactions with the government because I do not allow transactions, contracts to reach my table,� he said. “All I have is my salary, P200,000. I have two families, that is just enough,� the President added. Duterte’s latest statement came roughly a week after he said his family’s businesses were not the concern of the public. Earlier, he also slammed the reports as “black propaganda.� The President said those who wrote the reports were “paid hacks.� “[Investigative journalists] are attacking me and my children, all about lawyering. What do they care about what happened to my law OFkCE-YLAWOFkCE ITWASFORMEDWITH!TTY Fabiosa, the sibling of the basketball player,� Duterte added. RALPH U. VILLANUEVA


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BPI, Globe glitches add to Ayala troubles C

ONGLOMERATE Ayala Corp., still dealing with the fallout of a massive water shortage blamed on unit Manila Water Company Inc., has been hit by fresh troubles courtesy of two other businesses: banking and telecommunications. A systems upgrade for Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), announced well in advance and supposedly completed over three days last Sunday, has over this week left clients complaining about wrong balances, inaccessible services and other issues. The system problems were not limited to the bank, with Globe Telecom Inc, customers plagued by connection issues early on Friday.

The matter caught the attention of authorities, with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) saying it was in touch with BPI to resolve the matter and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) planning to investigate. “The BSP is aware of the post migration challenges encountered by BPI after the recent upgrade of its core banking system,� BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi

Fonacier told The Manila Times. The central bank, she added, “is now closely coordinating with BPI to ensure that their remediation efforts are on track to restore service levels to their clients.� Information and Communications Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong, meanwhile, said BPI Senior Vice President Mon Jocson was coordinating with the department and had assured that customers should not be alarmed. “[Jocson said] they are upgrading their systems and it has been restored today,� he told the Times. g7EWILLSTILLCONDUCT;AN=INQUIRYAND will ask them to submit cybersecurity report for recording purposes,� Cabanlong added

Both BPI and Globe apologized for the disruptions and announced that services would be fully restored before the day ended. Asked about the service disruptions in a chance interview, Ayala Corp. Chief &INANCE/FkCER*OSE4EODORO,IMCAOCO TOLD REPORTERS g7E HAVE ISSUES SOMEtimes and [we] just need to resolve them.â€? “Everyone knows how we are trying TORESOLVE-ANILA7ATER)THINKTHE"0) issue, they’re up already today (Friday). Globe is done. There was a glitch [but] all you have to do is reset your phone and it is okay,â€? Limcaoco added. Last month, parts of Metro Manila went without water for days after Manila

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IMF, World Bank air China loan warning

Capital Economics: PH growth to slow this year

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Increased lending by China to developing nations is increasingly under the spotlight amid concerns that growing debt burdens and onerous conditions could sow the seeds of a crisis. The global development lenders, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, are calling for more transparency about loan amounts and terms, and cautioning governments against relying too much on debt. At the spring meetings of the institutions on Thursday, newly-installed World Bank President David Malpass warned that “17 African countries are already at high risk of debt distress, and that number is just growing as the new contracts come in and aren’t sufficiently transparent.� IMF chief Christine Lagarde said the high debt levels and number of lenders, who do not all conform to international norms, also complicate any future efforts to restructure a country’s debt. “Both the bank and the IMF are working together in order to bring about more transparency and be better able to identify debt out there, terms and conditions, volumes and maturities,� she said at a news briefing. “We are constantly encouraging both borrowers and lenders to align as much as possible with the debt principles� set by international organizations such as the Paris Club and Group of 20. An IMF report issued this week warned that rising debt levels around the world — government and corporate borrowing — poses a risk to the global economy. China has been lending throughout the developing world as part of its “belt and road� initiative, especially focusing on resource-rich nations.

THE Philippines will continue to post strong growth this year and the next but the pace will slow from 2018’s 6.2-percent expansion, a research consultancy said. In its Emerging Asia Economic Outlook report released late Thursday, London-based Capital Economics maintained its 6.0 percent growth forecast for both 2019 and 2020. For 2021, growth was projected to increase to 6.5 percent. g7HILE THIS WOULD BE SLOW BY recent standards, it would still make the Philippines one of the fastest growing economies in the region,� it said. The report cited a projected slowdown of the world economy, a worsening political climate, and a widenINGCURRENTACCOUNTDEkCITASAMONG the factors that could limit growth. “The main headwind is the poor outlook for the world economy. 7EEXPECTGLOBALGROWTHTOREMAIN weak over the coming quarters, which will weigh on export growth,� Capital Economics said. “The economy faces two key risks over the next couple of years,� it added. g4HE kRST IS THE WORSENING POlitical climate. Improvements to the business environment has stalled under President [Rodrigo] Duterte,

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Debt drags down economies But the loans have come under increasing scrutiny. Mozambique has been engulfed in scandal over $2 billion in fraudulent loans that were hidden from the public. And Lagarde said, “It’s clear that any debt restructuring programs going forward in the years to come will be more complicated than debt restructuring programs that were conducted 10 years ago, simply because of the multiplicity of lenders, and the fact that not all public debt is offered by members

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HE vast majority of Filipinos do not own cars. They walk, they cycle, they take public transport of all forms. Less than 10 percent of urban Filipinos have access to a car for their daily travel. So, car users are a small minority. Yet, the bulk of transportationrelated investments caters to the needs of this small minority— those who are already better off and with more transportation options. In the national government budget, billions of pesos are allocated for the construction of roads and bridges for cars, providing a huge subsidy for this small minority in terms of free use of road infrastructure for their mobility needs. And what about the vast majority of Filipinos who rely on walking, cycling or public transport for THEIRDAILYTRAVEL7HEREARETHE PROTECTED BICYCLE LANES  7HERE ARETHEPROPERSIDEWALKS7HERE are the well-equipped terminals, DEPOTS AND BUS STOPS  7HERE are the dedicated lanes for public transport? How much subsidy is available in the national budget for

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who has continued to unnerve investors with his attacks on opposition politicians and journalists.� The report particularly noted that foreign direct investment pledges had “weakened considerably since President Duterte was elected�, adding that an improvement was unlikely to happen anytime soon. Second, the current account DEkCITWASFORECASTTOFURTHERWIDEN to 3.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2020. g7EAKEXPORTGROWTHANDRISING imports of capital goods and raw materials to supply the country’s infrastructure drive has led to a sharp deterioration in the current account,� Capital Economics said. This will put downward pressure on the peso, which was forecast to weaken by 5.0 percent this year to P55:$1. Capital Economics said growth this year would be driven by lower INlATIONANDINCREASEDGOVERNMENT infrastructure spending. It expects consumer price growth to settle at 2.5 percent, near the lower end of the 2.0-4.0 percent target, before increasing to 3.0 percent in 2020 and 3.5 percent in 2021. g!SFOODANDENERGYPRICEINlAtion continue to moderate, we

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Exporters to still enjoy perks post-Brexit Budget veto threat, profit-taking hits PSEi THE Philippines will continue to enjoy market access to and incentives from the United Kingdom (UK) even after it leaves the European Union (EU), the Trade department said on Friday. “The retention of the Philippines’ GSP+ (Generalized Scheme of Preference Plus) level preferential market access to the UK is a huge assurance for PH exporters,� Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a statement.

The GSP+ outlines trade incentives for countries exporting to the EU and the Philippines has been enjoying zero-duty perks for over 6,000 products since 2014. Total trade between the Philippines and the UK stood at $1.2 billion last year, up 14.5-percent from 2017. In case a no-deal Brexit happens, the Philippines has been assured of continued GSP+ like trade incentives, Lopez said.

He downplayed a “recent study from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development that PH will be the 12th trading partner that will be most affected in a post-Brexit scenario, as the study did not take into consideration ongoing bilateral talks between PH and UK.� “For products that are not covered by the GSP+, Most Favored Nation (MFN) rates will apply;

to buy a plane ticket or the next week’s groceries. Fintech was there when banks rolled out the very kRST AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES  allowing depositors to access their money without having to interact with a human cashier. Fintech made another splash when stock BROKERAGEkRMSPUTUPTHEIRWEBsites, eliminating the need to call your broker every time you want TO MAKE A TRADE 7E COULD EVEN go as far back as the mid-1800s, where transatlantic cable money transfers were transacted for the kRSTTIME PAVINGTHEWAYFORTHE

THE stock market slipped to the 7,800 level on Friday with investors said to have taken profits ahead of US earnings season and with sentiment dampened by a threatened veto of the 2019 national government budget. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped 0.94 percent or 74.98 points to close at 7,880.82 while the broader All Shares declined by 0.53 percent or 25.77 points to 4,863.15. AAA Southeast Equities Inc. President Matthew Cabangon said investors played defensively while AWAITING53kRSTQUARTERCORPORATE earnings reports that could point to an economic slowdown. “The ‌ disclosures will be driving sentiment over the next few weeks,â€? he said. Regina Capital Development Corp. head of sales Luis Limlin-

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Agencies utilized P614.612 billion of the P622.353 billion released under the Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) during the period. This translates to a utilization ratio of 98.75 percent, up from the 98 percent recorded during the same period a year ago. NCAs refer to disbursement authorities issued by the DBM to government servicing banks

such as Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, and Philippine Veterans Bank to cover the cash requirements of agencies’ programs, activities and projects. NCAs are valid up to the last working day of the quarter covered. Agencies that posted the highest utilization ratio of 100 percent were the Office of the Vice President, using P122.517 million out of

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BPI, Globe 7ATER SUDDENLY HALTED SERVICES  blaming the lack of supply from La Mesa Dam in light of an ongoing El Niùo. This prompted Malacaùang to intervene and President Duterte has threatened to scrap concessions GRANTEDTOTHEUTILITYANDRIVALkRM -AYNILAD7ATER3ERVICES)NC In 2017, BPI was also hit by a technical glitch that forced it to suspend online transactions and automated teller machine (ATM) services for two days. A BSP investigation found operational lapses on the part of the bank. Given BPI’s problems, attention will now shift to Sy-owned BDO Unibank Inc., which is scheduled to stage its own system upgrade next week. The bank has said that ATMs, mobile and online banking and debit and cash card transactions will be temporarily inaccessible from 8:00 p.m. on April 19 (Good Friday) to 12 noon on April 20 (Black Saturday). BDO branches, meanwhile, will be closed from April 18 (Maundy Thursday) to April 21 (Easter Sunday) in observance of the Holy 7EEK g7EAREADVISINGOURCLIENTSAND the general public to perform their banking transactions ahead of this scheduled activity to avoid any inconvenience,� BDO said. The latest system issues weighed on BPI and Globe’s share prices, which respectively fell by P1.50 to P81.50 and P4 to P1,890 apiece on Friday. -ANILA 7ATER CLOSED FLAT AT P23.25 while Ayala ended up P1 at P913 amid a 0.94-percent drop for the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index. FROM REPORTS BY MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, ANGELICA BALLESTEROS AND LISBET K. ESMAEL

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IMF, World of the Paris Club.� Malpass acknowledged that lending can help economies grow “but if it’s not done in a transparent way, with good outcome from the build-up of debt, then you end up having it be a drag on economies.� He cautioned that “history is full of those situations where too much debt dragged down economies.� The G20 has called on the two Washington-based lenders to collect data on debt to get a better handle on the amounts and loan conditions. “I’ll be reporting to the G20 on the progress during our meetings coming up this week, and the keys are to have transparent disclosure of the debt as it is being created, and also then have the focus on good outcomes in terms of quality projects,� Malpass said. “This is critical for poor countries as they try to move forward to have the projects associated with good quality programs and full disclosure of the debt.� China also has a growing role as a donor to the World Bank fund that provides low-cost loans to the poorest countries. AFP

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Regulating fintech Fintech ticks all the boxes of ease, convenience and accessibility BY MARRYING kNANCIAL SERVICES TO ubiquitous mobile technology. $ATAFROMTHE7ORLD"ANKSHOW there are about 1.7 billion “unbanked� individuals worldwide, but two-thirds of them own a mobile phone, making fintech an appealing and scalable route TOWARDSkNANCIALINCLUSION 7ERENOSTRANGERTOTHEkNTECH fever in the Philippines. But like elsewhere in the world, investors ANDREGULATORSSTILLkNDTHEMSELVES lost in the myriad of laws, regulations, rules and policies that don’t APPLYSQUARELYTOVARIOUSkNTECH endeavors. In their book, the FinTechAlliance Philippines, an association OFLOCALkNTECHCOMPANIESADOPTS AkVE ITEMCLASSIkCATIONFORkNTECH activities: 1) payments and remittance service, 2) crowdfunding, 3)

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Bridges need to abandon the idea that more roads and bridges for cars are needed to accommodate the increasing population of motor vehicles. Instead, we should be asking how best to use our existing and planned roads and bridges to move the greatest number of people safely, RELIABLYANDEFkCIENTLY In the next three years, the DepartMENTOF0UBLIC7ORKSAND(IGHWAYS $07(  WILL BE CONSTRUCTING  new bridges across the Pasig River (actually 13, if one includes the now-demolished Estrella-Pantaleon bridge). )NKEEPINGWITH$07(PRACTICE  the purpose of the 13 new bridges is to allow more cars to move across the Pasig River. But, is this the best way to use the 13 new bridges? 7HATIFTHENEWBRIDGESWEREPUT TOAMOREEFkCIENTANDSOCIALLYDESIRABLEUSE7HATIFTHESENEWBRIDGES were dedicated to public transport, pedestrians and bicycles? Car-free bridges are able to move ALOTMOREPEOPLEANDDELIVERSIGNIkCANTLYHIGHERECONOMICBENEkTS;4O get an idea of what this might look like, check out the car-free bridges in Copenhagen] Moreover, the bridges will motivate adoption of low emission and environment-friendly transport options—encouraging people to leave their cars at home. One bridge that illustrates this point is the planned Ortigas Center-Bonifacio Global City (BGC) bridge (also known as the Sta. Monica--Lawton bridge), now under construction as a 4-lane bridge (2 car lanes in each direction). It is DESIGNEDBY$07(TOBEUSEDBY cars and to reduce the volume of vehicles using EDSA and the Guadalupe bridge. Sounds attractive, but does BGC

P122.538 million NCA; Education department, P95.132 billion out of P95.472 billion; Defense department, P47.977 billion out of P48.096 billion; Transportation department, P7.943 billion out of P7.961 billion; Civil Service Commission, P255.229 million out of P255.229 million; Commission on Audit, P2.288 billion out of P2.290 billion; Commission on Elections, P1.780 billion out of P1.782 billion; and Office of the Ombudsman, P563.625 million out of P563.625 million. Allocations to state-owned kRMSANDLOCALGOVERNMENTSALSOREcorded 100 percent utilization rate. The government has been operating on last year’s P3.767-trillion budget since the start of the year.

This means agencies can only spend for items detailed in the 2018 outlay and cannot embark on programs and projects supposed to be implemented this year. The DBM, however, remains optimistic as the national budget is expected to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte next week. “This will hopefully minimize the impact of the delays in the approval of the 2019 budget,� it said. “Agencies can already proceed with the award of contracts and start implementing new activities with the effectivity of the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act), and undertake catch-up measures to meet their respective targets for the year,� it added.

lending platform, 4) alternative trading venue, and 5) insurance and asset management. $EkNINGkNTECHACTIVITIESUNDER broad categories seems like a small thing. And yet it isn’t. By using one OFTHEkVECATEGORIESTOIDENTIFYWHAT A kNTECH COMPANY DOES  YOU CAN now pinpoint laws that may impact its existence and operations, even if these laws were drafted in analog, PRE kNTECHTIMES 7ITHOUTACLEARVIEWONWHICH LAWSAPPLYTOWHATACTIVITIES AkNTECHENTREPRENEURMAYkNDHIMself stuck in regulatory purgatory, eventually getting so discouraged as to abandon the effort altogether. This is why regulators all over the world are taking a proactive, rather than restrictive, stance toWARDSkNTECH4HESANDBOXMODEL has long been favored as the most effective way of dealing with disRUPTIVEINNOVATIONSLIKEkNTECH In the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has been using a “test-and-learn� approach since 2004, allowing innovators to enter a market and test out their offerings with little intervention. Through this process, innovators learn which product their customer needs the most, how best to deliver it and what price points to

implement. Meanwhile, regulators also learn, in real time, how best to protect the customer against predatory practices and what penalties to impose on errant businessmen. Old laws are scrapped, amended or supplemented to accommodate— but still effectively supervise—the new commercial and technological landscape. As more investors and entrepreNEURSRIDETHEkNTECHGRAVYTRAIN  we can expect regulatory changes to happen at a much faster clip. After all, regulators can’t afford to stay too far behind on an industry as transformational and expansive ASkNTECH

have any more road space to accept thousands more vehicles to be diverted from EDSA? BGC roads WOULDCOMETOASTANDSTILLĂœ7HAT BGC needs is fewer cars and more people using public transport or non-motorized transport. A bridge that would channel more private motor vehicles into BGC will only worsen the existing congestion. A bridge for cars, with two lanes each way, would be able to move, at best, 4,000 persons per hour in each direction (each lane for cars can move about 2,000 persons per hour). If the bridges were devoted instead to public transport, walking and cycling, the people-throughput WILLBESIGNIkCANTLYHIGHERANDWITH APOSITIVEIMPACTONTRAFkC One car lane devoted to bicycles can move 14,000 persons per hour; one car lane devoted to pedestrians can move 19,000 persons per hour; one car lane devoted to buses, UV express vans and modern jeepneys can move 10,000 to 20,000 persons per hour. Clearly, devoting the bridge to public transport, walking and cycling expands the capacity of the bridge almost 10-fold, compared to a bridge for cars. Imagine now a bridge that will offer convenient access into BGC through walking, cycling or public transport. Instead of funneling more cars into a very crowded BGC, a people-oriented bridge would offer commuters a “greenâ€? corridor for getting in and out of the Global City. It would provide impetus for the creation of networks of foot paths and bike lanes that will lead to the bridge from both sides of the river. It will create opportunities for new public transport routes using buses, UV Express and modern jeepneys. BGC buses and Pasig City buses can extend their routes and take passengers between Ortigas Center and BGC. Commuters who live in Pasig and work in BGC (and vice-versa) will have faster and more

Atty. Karla Eunice T. Mesina is the General Counsel of First Circle 'ROWTH &INANCE #ORP  A kNTECH company offering supply chain kNANCINGSOLUTIONSTO3-%S+ARLA received her bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Communications from the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained her law degree from the University of the Philippines. Karla is also a TĂœV 2HEINLAND CERTIkED $ATA 0ROTECTION/FkCER!T&IRST#IRCLE SHEIS responsible for providing legal, regulatory, and data privacy compliance advice to all business units. convenient travel. Car users will be motivated to walk, bike or take public transport across the bridge, reducing emissions and congestion. Bridges have the potential of altering the character of a city—in a positive way or in a destructive way. Bridges for cars will continue to serve the small minority--attracting MORE CAR USE  EXACERBATING TRAFkC  further polluting our environment with toxic exhaust, and alienating commuters who have no access to private motor vehicles. Bridges for people (instead of for cars) will be magnets for tourists and local residents; they will become places to stroll and view historic sights, places to feel the energy of the city, places for exercise, recreation or just TAKINGSELkES4HEYWOULDSERVEAS places where people can congregate and have fun—building community spirit and pride. They will bring new life into neglected neighborhoods on both sides of the river. Bridges for people will improve overall mobility in the city by enabling higher volume of people to travel using the same piece of infrastructure; they will encourage shift to transport modes that ease congestion and reduce harmful emissions. For the 13 new bridges across the Pasig River, there is still time to make a sound choice about their use, a choice that will lead to a better future for all of us. Our leaders need to choose wisely. Because $07(3ECRETARY-ARK6ILLAR $/4R Secretary Arthur Tugade and MMDA Chairman Danny Lim all embrace the principle of “moving people, not cars,â€? 13 car-free bridges across the Pasig River may not be such a remote possibility.

Robert Y. Siy is a development economist, city and regional planner, and public transport advocate. He can be reached at mobilitymatters.ph@ yahoo.com or followed on Twitter @RobertRsiy

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HREE years ago, I was at 176 pounds (lbs). My pants were at size 36� and my clothes were extra large. I was smoking and drinking heavily, without physical activity. Meals were at least 1 ½ cups of rice, kNISHINGOFFWITHLARGESOFTDRINKS and of course, dessert. I had always wanted to go back to the gym like when I was still single. But family, career and social life always had a bite of my time, so going to the gym often got pushed over. Believe it or not, I started off with size 28� pants before getting married. It seems I have been adding up two inches to my waistline every year until I reached the career high of 36�. But one fateful day. I was doing the rounds as a lay minister giving holy communion to homebound persons when I saw a neighbor of ours. They had one of the largest houses in our village with so many cars. But when I saw him, he was just in a wheel chair, paralyzed because of a stroke he had. He could hardly open his mouth and move his body. Then it hit me. Here is a very rich and successful person, but in a wheelchair, paralyzed for the rest of his life. His money, all of it, can’t take back what he has lost. Actually, no money in the world can. So the luxury cars, the big house, all the money and everything did not matter at all. He can’t live his life to the full-- enjoying the fruits of his labor, enjoying his family, enjoying his grandchildren and enjoying his life. It hit me hard. No money can ever replace a healthy body and the life fully lived with it. I am at risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes due to family genetics. I want to enjoy life, my kids as they grow up and my grandchildren actively in a body that can move and play with them. But I don’t want them while in a wheel chair, paralyzed.

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RIENZIE BIOLENA So I went around our to look for a gym and check out the best package. 7HEN)FOUNDONE )ENROLLED)EASED out the bad habits and eased in the good ones: I worked out regularly, cut lowly on high-sugar food like rice, cakes and pasta. I went for lean meats and complex carbohydrates. I did active weekend activities such as hiking, Spartan races and swimming. After 3 years of no crash or fad diets or whatever, I lost 40 lbs slowly but surely. I’m now at a stable 148 lbs. My pants’ size is now 29�. I can now say that I’m at the peak of my health even at age 37. I have been in banking and asset management for more than a DECADE7EHAVESTRESSEDTHEIMportance of building and protecting wealth. But our bodies, too, are a primary tool to achieving that. Losing it in the process is expensive, if not deadly. Health is indeed wealth. Ask around how much would a heart bypass or a life-long dialysis cost. I want my life to be lived fully and enjoy it to the full. That is why I made the decision to be physically kT)HOPETHATYOU TOO CANENJOYIT and live it to the full.

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struggled for direction following a WEAKOVERNIGHTLEADFROM7ALL3TREET Tokyo finished 0.7 percent higher as the dollar’s rebound encouraged buying, while Shanggan, meanwhile, said market play- hai pared earlier losses to close ers reacted negatively to President marginally down. Rodrigo Duterte’s warning that he Hong Kong closed up 0.2 percent, could veto the entire 2019 budget while Sydney and Seoul both ended SHOULDHEkNDIRREGULARITIES the day well into positive territory. 7HILE #ONGRESS HAS ALREADY Singapore was down in late trade. transmitted the proposed General In Europe, meanwhile, London’s Appropriations Act to Malacaùang benchmark index rose in early trade. for approval, both the Senate Back in Manila, sectoral results and the House of Representatives kNISHEDINTHERED WITHTHEMINcontinue to dispute alleged alleged ing and oil index down the most pork insertions. by nearly 2 percent. The country has been operating More than 520 million shares on a reenacted budget since the start valued at P5.9 billion were traded. of the year and this has prompted Losers led winners, 120 to 66, economists to lower growth fore- while 51 issues were unchanged. ANGELICA BALLESTEROS casts for the Philippines. Elsewhere in the region, markets AND AFP

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“In all of these engagements, UK has given reassurances about the continuation of PH’s GSP+ level market access‌,â€? it said. The Philippines recently inked a on this front, PH is also actively partnership statement and joint acengaged in negotiations in the tion plan on economic cooperation, 74/7ORLD4RADE/RGANIZATION  trade and investment with the UK. FORTHEkNAL-&.BOUNDRATESTHAT Lopez stressed that Brexit would UK will apply after Brexit to ensure have no overall impact on Philipthat products of interest for the pine trade with the world. PH will not be prejudiced by any The same view was expressed by changes,â€? Lopez said. EU Ambassador Franz Jessen last The Trade department said of- month, who said the UK accounted kCIALS HAD BEEN MEETING "RITISH for “probably about 8 percentâ€? of OFkCIALSTOSECUREPOST "REXITCOM- the EU trade to the Philippines. mitments. TYRONE C. PIAD

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Capital EXPECT INlATION TO FALL BELOW THE bottom of the central bank’s 2-4% target range by the second half of the year,� it said. “Lower price pressures will not only boost consumer’s purchasing power, but should give the central bank room to unwind some of last year’s tightening,� Capital Economics added. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas raised policy rates by a total 175 BASISPOINTSLASTYEARAFTERINlATION surged well past target, hitting 6.5 percent in September and October. g7EHAVEPENCILEDINTWOBASIS POINTSCUTSTHISYEAR WITHTHEkRSTAT the Bank’s next meeting in May,� the

research consultancy said. Government infrastructure spending, meanwhile, is expected to pick up once a budget impasse is resolved. “Growth should also continue to be supported by an increase in government infrastructure spending,� Capital Economics said. “The government has been running on a re-enacted 2018 budget so far this year, which has meant that planned increases in investment and public sector pay hikes have not gone ahead as scheduled,� it noted. “But once the budget is approved, spending is expected to accelerate sharply. The 2019 budget envisages a sharp rise in infrastructure spending from an estimated 4.9 percent of GDP in 2018, to 6.4% of GDP in 2021.� ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES


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ISTED Lopez Holdings Corp. reported on Friday that its net income attributable to the parent company’s shareholders rose to P5.893 billion last year.

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creased by 20 percent to P125.4 billion in 2018 from P104.9 bilLIONTHEYEARBEFORE REFLECTINGTHE strong operating results of sub-

New Nissan PH chief eyes sustained growth THE new chief of Nissan Philippines Corp. is looking to continue the “growth momentum� his company has been showing in the last few years, despite a slump in the local automobile industry. On the sidelines of the carmaker’s handover ceremony on Thursday, new Nissan Philippines President Atsushi Najima said he envisioned to “sustain this growth momentum for [the] future,� noting that his firm posted “very great results for the past couple of years.� Najima replaced Ramesh Narasimhan, who will now head Nissan Thailand. Najima said he would focus on customer satisfaction, which had always been Nissan’s thrust in maintaining its strong market position.  To this end, the official said the company would focus on after-sales service

and conduct a survey to have an idea of its customers’ sentiments. Nissan Philippines sold 34,952 units in 2018, a 40-percent increase from 24,995 the year before. This despite the higher excise tax imposed on automobiles after Republic Act 10963, or the “Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act,� was implemented at the start of last year; higher-than-expected inflation; and soaring fuel prices. Of the cars sold, the Nissan Navara model accounted for 46.2 percent or 16,140 units. The car firm has recorded an average growth of 58 percent in the last three years, compared with the industry’s average growth of 20 percent.  As of end-February, Nissan sales grew by 73.9 percent to 6,623 units from 3,809 in the same period last year. TYRONE C. PIAD

Businessinbriefs KAIZEN, ADB GET 20% STAKE IN PHINMA EDUCATION PHINMA Corp. generated as much as P1.625 billion from the sale of a 20-percent stake in subsidiary Phinma Education Holdings Inc. to two institutions. In a disclosure on Friday, Phinma said Kaizen Private Equity II Pte. Ltd. and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) subscribed to a combined 20.28-percent stake in its education unit, giving them two board seats. Phinma expects to complete the sale by Sept. 30, 2019, subject to necessary closing conditions. Its interest in Phinma Education would stand at 68.6 percent after the transaction. Phinma Education is the holding company of Phinma’s investments in educational institutions. It runs Araullo University, Cagayan de Oro College, University of Pangasinan, University of Iloilo, Southwestern University and St. Jude College. Phinma shares ended down by 22 centavos or 2.38 percent to P9.03 apiece on Friday. ANGELICA BALLESTEROS

PNB EYES RAISING P12B FROM RIGHTS OFFER LISTED Philippine National Bank (PNB) is looking to raise P12 billion from a planned stock rights offering. In a disclosure on Friday, the Tan-led lender said its board of directors had approved the move to strengthen its common equity tier (CET) 1 and to sustain its asset growth. “The offer, which is expected to raise approximately P12.0 billion, shall be conducted [after the] terms and conditions, including the final issue size, entitlement ratio, offer price, record date, appointment of the parties and [others are] finally determined by management,� it added. PNB did not provide further details, but said the planned offering was still subject to regulatory approvals. PNB shares increased by 5 centavos or 0.09 percent to close at P56.65 each on Friday. MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO

ALSONS NAMES SANTILLAN AS ACTING CEO ALSONS Consolidated Resources Inc. announced in a disclosure on Friday the appointment of Tirso Santillan Jr. as its acting chief executive officer. The listed energy and property company also appointed Editha Alcantara as vice chairman of the listed firm’s board of directors, it said. Their appointment took effect on Thursday. Santillan, who is Alsons’ executive vice president, previously led the Alcantara Group’s Business Development Group. Meanwhile, Alcantara, the company’s treasurer, became president of C. Alcantara and Sons Inc. in 1992. She has been a director and treasurer of other firms in the Alcantara Group since 1980 and October 2000, respectively. Alsons shares ended flat at P1.43 apiece on Friday. JORDEENE B. LAGARE

HARBOR STAR PROFIT DIPS TO P106.9M IN 2018 HARBOR Star Shipping Services Inc. saw its consolidated net income dipped to P106.9 million in 2018 from P108.8 million a year earlier. In a disclosure on Friday, the listed maritime service provider blamed the decrease on higher finance costs — which consists of interest expenses and unrealized foreign exchange — which nearly doubled to P102.4 million last year from P52.9 million in 2017. Consolidated service income grew by 8.3 percent to P1.43 billion from 2017’s P1.32 billion, propelled by the 172-percent growth realized from its salvage income, which generated P210 million versus 2017’s P77.16 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization improved by 8.9 percent to P548.3 million last year from P503.3 million in 2017. Harbor Star shares remained unchanged at P2.94 apiece on Friday. LISBET K. ESMAEL

BDO LEASING INCOME DOWN 41.9% TO P331M BDO Leasing and Finance Inc. reported on Friday that its net income decreased to P331 million last year on “higher funding costs.� In a disclosure, the BDO unit said the amount was a 41.9-percent drop from P570 million in 2017. “Higher funding costs, due to the increase in market interest rates, and increased documentary stamp taxes implemented under the Train (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) law, adversely impacted on bottom line performance,� it explained. BDO Leasing’s gross revenues went up by 2 percent to P3.2 billion, while its net loan portfolio was steady at P34 billion. Shares of BDO Leasing rose by 1 centavo or 0.44 percent to close at P2.26 apiece on Friday. MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO

LIBERTY FLOUR MILLS 2018 EARNINGS REACH P102M LIBERTY Flour Mills Inc. saw its net income hit P102.015 million last year, a 0.65-percent decrease from P102.687 million in 2017. In a disclosure on Thursday, the listed flour producer blamed the slight drop on the decrease in the total sales of flour bags and mill feed sold in 2018. But increased purchases of wheat in late 2018 resulted in an 18-percent expansion in total wheat inventories last year. Total gross income reached P238.33 million in 2018, reflecting income from the sale of the company’s products, as well as rental and real estate, interest and dividend incomes. Total operating expenses and finance costs amounted to P181.3 million and P13.47 million, respectively.  EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ

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sidiary First Philippine Holdings #ORPS &0(  ENERGY  PROPERTY  construction and manufacturing businesses. Recurring net income hit P10.4 BILLION ORPERCENTHIGHERTHAN the P6.8 billion booked yearon-year. FPH’s net income attributable to equity holders of the parent rose to P10.28 billion last year FROM0BILLIONIN WHILE

revenues climbed by 20 percent to P125.4 billion from P104.9 billion. FPH attributed these increases to the higher sale of electricity following favorable spot market prices and the effectivity of the San Gabriel plant’s power supply agreement with the Manila Electric Co.; higher completion and sales booking of property arm Rockwell Land Corp.’s residential development

projects; increased earnings from construction and leasing contracts; and greater volume of electrical transformer sales. Lopez Holdings’ media subsidiary !"3 #".#ORPREPORTEDA PERcent decline in net income to P1.9 billion last year from P3.16 billion in 2017 due to a decline in advertising revenues and higher operating costs. 4HE MEDIA GIANTS CONSOLIDATED

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Puregold earnings rise 11.6% to P6.5B PUREGOLD Price Club Inc. reported on Friday that strong samestore sales growth boosted its net income to P6.52 billion last year. )NAREGULATORYkLING THELISTED supermarket chain operator said the amount was an 11.6-percent increase from P5.8 billion in 2017. Revenues grew by 13.2 percent TO0BILLIONIN OFWHICH 78 percent was attributed to Puregold stores and the rest to S&R Membership Warehouse branches. Same-store sales growth from Puregold stood at 5.8 percent and

32 ATPERCENT “We were able to sustain our same-store sales growth in the last QUARTEROF DRIVENBYHIGHER consumer spending fueled both BY MINIMUM WAGE INlATION AND higher take-home pay as a result of the tax reform law passed [in] early  uTHECOMPANYSAID REFERRING TO2EPUBLIC!CT ORTHEg4AX Reform for Acceleration and IncluSION4RAIN !CTu 4HEkRSTPACKAGEOFTHEGOVERNMENTS#OMPREHENSIVE4AX2EFORM 0ROGRAM 4RAINRAISEDEXCISETAXES

on certain products in exchange for reduced personal income taxes. Puregold said it would add 25 Puregold stores and four S&R warehouses this year. 4HE COMPANY IS UNDER BUSINESSMAN,UCIO#OSHOLDINGkRM #OSCO#APITAL'ROUP WHICHALSO OWNS"UDGETLANE .%"ODEGAAND /FkCE7AREHOUSE )N &EBRUARY  0UREGOLD RAISED its capital stock from P3 billion to P5 billion to help fund future capital needs. )N *ANUARY  THE COMPANY ALSO

raised P4.7 billion via a top-up placement with Deutsche bank unit Deutsche Regis Partners Inc. 4HISTRANSACTIONINVOLVED million shares priced at P45 APIECE  AND WAS DONE THROUGH an overnight book built offering with Co. Proceeds will be used for general CORPORATEPURPOSES CAPITALEXPENditures and potential acquisitions. Puregold shares slid by P1.30 or 2.65 percent to end at P47.70 each on Friday. ANGELICA BALLESTEROS


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China’s imports plummet in March B EIJING: China’s imports plummeted in -ARCHASEXPORTSROSESHARPLY OFkCIALDATA showed Friday, adding to worries about slowing growth in the world’s number two economy amid a US trade war. 4OTAL IMPORTS SANK  PERcent on-year last month while EXPORTS ROSE  PERCENT  THE data from China’s customs adMINISTRATIONSHOWED Economists polled by BloomBERG HAD EXPECTED A SLIGHT  percent rise in importswith exports PROJECTEDTOGROWPERCENT Beijing has taken measures to jumpstart its cooling economy with massive tax cuts and fee reductions but the falling imports point to tepid demand ATHOME Last month officials lowered China’s annual growth target to  TO  PERCENT FOR THE YEAR  DOWNFROMPERCENTLASTYEAR Wa s h i n g t o n a n d B e i j i n g

have slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way goods trade, weighing on the manufacturing sectors in both COUNTRIES Soybeans, traditionally one of the largest imports from the US, FELLBYPERCENTDURINGTHEkRST QUARTERFROMLASTYEAR However, analysts caution it ISDIFkCULTTOCOMPARETRENDSIN China’s data at the start of the year due to the Chinese New Year holiday, which came in early February this year and can affect BUSINESSACTIVITY 2ECENT MANUFACTURING DATA showed export orders shrank for the 10th straight month in March AMIDSLOWINGGLOBALGROWTH AFP

Q This file picture taken on April 1, 2019 shows a US cargo ship berthing at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province. China’s imports plummeted in March as exports rose sharply, official data showed on April 12, 2019, adding to worries about slowing growth in the world’s number two economy amid a US trade war. AFP PHOTO

Uber sets IPO in motion, Carlos Ghosn detention extended to April 22 seeks to ‘ignite opportunity’ SAN FRANCISCO: 5BER kLED DOCUments on Thursday for its much-anticipated public share offering expected to be the largest in the tech sector in years, and a bellwether for other venture-backed startups eyeing Wall StreetLISTING 4HE kLING WITH THE 3ECURITIES and Exchange Commission contained no specific pricing or timing for the market debut for Uber, which according to media reports was expected to RAISESOMEBILLION Uber’s valuation in its latest private investment round was more than $70 billion, but reports said the ride-hailing giant was likely to seek a market value OFCLOSETOBILLION 4HEkLINGNOTEDTHAT5BEROFfers ridesharing in some 700 cities but has bolder ambitions to reshape how people and goods are transported with operations such as meal deliveries, freight, ANDELECTRICBIKESANDSCOOTERS “Our mission is to ignite opportunity by setting the world INMOTION uTHEDOCUMENTkLED with the Securities and Exchange #OMMISSION “We revolutionized personal mobility with ridesharing, and we are leveraging our platform to redefine the massive meal DELIVERYANDLOGISTICSINDUSTRIES While we have had unparalleled growth at scale, we are just getTINGSTARTEDu Uber said it operates on six continents with some 14 million trips per day and has totaled more than 10 billion rides since ITWASFOUNDEDIN 4HEkLINGCONTAINEDAgPLACEholder� amount of $1 billion to be raised but that figure is expected to increase ahead of the initial public offering (IPO) EXPECTEDIN-AY

Trouble with Lyft The move comes after a lackluster market debut for Uber’s US rival Lyft, which has lost more than 10 percent of its value since ITS)0/LASTMONTH Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over in 2017 as part of an effort to reform a corporate culture marred by misconduct and other scandals, said Uberhas taken steps to restore its brand ANDCREDIBILITY “Taking this step means that we have even greater responsibilities — to our shareholders our customers and our colleagues,� Khosrowshahi said in a letter ANNOUNCINGTHE)0/ Uber and Lyft both are predicting that ride-hailing will gain even more traction with autonomous vehicles, allowing more

people to give up private cars ANDFREEINGUPMOREURBANSPACE “We believe that autonomous vehicle technologies will enable a product that competes with the cost of personal vehicle ownership and usage, and represents the future of transportaTION u5BERSkLINGSAID

Challenges down the road Uber is the largest of the “uniCORNSuORVENTUREBACKEDkRMS worth at least $1 billion to list on Wall Street, and is one of the key companies in the “sharing economy� which is based on offering services to replace ownership of cars, homes and OTHERCOMMODITIES Analysts have warned THAT5BERAND,YFTFACEADIFkCULT ROADTOPROkTABILITYAMIDCHALlenges from regulators and established taxi operators around THE WORLD 3OME QUESTION THE business model of using independent contractors as drivers — a system which the companies SAYISMORElEXIBLEANDLEADSTO ENTREPRENEURIALSPIRIT Uber’s revenue grew 42 perCENT LAST YEAR TO  BILLION but it continued to lose money FROMITSOPERATIONS!NETPROkT was reported for the year from a large asset sale, but operational LOSSESWEREMORETHANBILLION “Investors should be ready for a lot of volatility� in Uber, said 3COTT 2OSTAN  A FORMER INVESTment banker who is currently an adjunct professor at the UniverSITYOF.ORTH#AROLINA “In my opinion if you are buying into Uber or Lyft you’re buying into a belief this is going to revolutionize transportation INTHEFUTURE"UTAGOODBUSINESS doesn’t necessarily mean a good INVESTMENTu 2OSTANADDEDTHATBOTHkRMS will be seeking to step up growth and that “i it turns INTO A MARKET SHARE kGHT BETWEEN5BERAND,YFT PROkTABILITYISGOINGTOBETOUGHu Daniel Ives of Wedbush Securities noted that the ride-hailing kRMSWILLFACECOMPETITIONFROM OTHERAUTONOMOUSDRIVINGkRMS including the former Google car UNIT7AYMO “Lyft’s IPO was supposed to be a watershed moment for the highly anticipated 2019 tech IPO class,� Ives said in a RESEARCHNOTE “With Uber, investors will soon have a second option to make a bet on the future of mobility and transportation with the clear market share leader, while competitor focus will likely also zero in on 7AYMO'OOGLEuAFP

TOKYO: A Japanese court on Friday ruled that Carlos Ghosn will remain in detention until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of kNANCIALMISCONDUCT The 65-year-old will be held in custody at a detention centre in Tokyo until then, whereupon authorities will either have to press formal charges, release him or rearrest him if they feel he has other ACCUSATIONSTOANSWER Prosecutors are looking into allegations that Ghosn siphoned off some $5 million from funds allegedly transferred from Nissan to a dealership in Oman, and spent THEMONEYONALUXURYSUPERYACHT Ghosn has not been formally CHARGEDOVERTHESEALLEGATIONS But the tycoon does already FACETHREESEPARATECHARGES4WOOF these relate to millions of dollars in salary believed to have been

CONCEALEDFROMSHAREHOLDERS4HE third charge is that he sought to shift personal investment losses TOCOMPANYBOOKS Ghosn denies all allegations and lashed out in a video message — shown on April 9 — at what he termed a “plot� by “backstabbing� Nissan executives scared of closer integration with French partner kRM2ENAULT Ghosn’s wife Carole has inCREASINGLYBECOMEAKEYkGUREIN the case and was questioned by AUTHORITIESON4HURSDAY According to a source close to the matter, some of the $5 million for the yacht was funnelled to a British Virgin Islands-listed company — which has CarOLE'HOSNREGISTEREDASPRESIDENT

‘Worst enemy’ The case has bewitched Japan

and the business world since the tycoon was arrested out of the blue at a Tokyo airport on November 19 and whisked off to the detenTIONCENTER He spent 108 days in an initial period of custody, in conditions he said he would not wish on his “worst enemy�, deprived of his watch, forced to sleep with the light on and forbidden from conTACTWITHHISLOVEDONES He then won bail, stumping up $9 million for his freedom and submitting to strict bail conditions including not using the internet or contacting anyone connected TOTHECASE But in another twist, he was then re-arrested in a dawn raid FORMOREQUESTIONING His lead defence lawyer, JunichiRO(IRONAKA HASkLEDANAPPEALTO the Supreme Court but warned it WOULDNOTBEAFASTPROCESS

Once hailed as Nissan’s saviour, Ghosn is fighting to restore his reputation as the firm says an internal investigation uncovered “substantial evidence of blatantly unethical CONDUCTuBYTHEFORMERBOSS He was removed almost immediately from the head of the company and later resigned as BOSSOF2ENAULTASHEFIGHTSTHE ALLEGATIONS Nissan shareholders have also REMOVEDHIMASABOARDMEMBER His lengthy detention has sparked some criticism of the Japanese justice system, derided by some as “hostage justice� as suspects can be held for a long TIMEWITHOUTFORMALCHARGES Ghosn has said his lawyers have voiced some doubts over whether HEWILLRECEIVEAFAIRTRIAL!LMOST every case that comes to trial in *APANRESULTSINACONVICTIONAFP

No path for Cain as Republicans oppose Fed pick WASHINGTON, D.C: &OUR3ENATE2Epublicans were on record Thursday as opposing Donald Trump’s planned choice of former pizza executive Herman Cain to join THE53&EDERAL2ESERVE ESSENTIALLY SCUPPERING HIS CONkRMATION before the president officially NOMINATESHIM Trump has had tense relations with the nation’s central bank for months, as he urges a lowering of interest rates and taps unconventional loyalists LIKE#AINTOkLLEMPTYSEATSON THE&ED2ESERVEBOARD The pressure has led Democrats to raise concerns that the &EDISBEINGPOLITICIZED

!HANDFULOF2EPUBLICANSHAVE so far joined Democrats in opPOSINGTHECONTROVERSIAL#AIN Senator Kevin Cramer became THE FOURTH 2EPUBLICAN IN THE chamber to come out against him, saying “if I had to vote TODAY )WOULDVOTENOu Trump’s party holds a 53-47 majority in the Senate, and can afford only three defections if all Democrats vote in opposition to ANOMINEE 3ENATE 2EPUBLICANS ,ISA Murkowski, Cory Gardner and -ITT2OMNEYHAVESAIDTHEYWILL NOTSUPPORT#AIN The 73-year-old previously served as a board member at the

+ANSAS#ITY&EDERAL2ESERVE"ANK and is the former chief executive OF'ODFATHERS0IZZA He was also a candidate for THE 2EPUBLICAN 0ARTYS PRESIdential nomination in 2012, but suspended his campaign following allegations of sexual MISCONDUCT WHICHHEDENIED “I don’t think Herman Cain would be confirmed by the Senate, and I think the president would be wise to nominate someone who is less partisan and more experienced in the WORLD OF ECONOMICS u 2OMNEY SAIDON7EDNESDAY Cain is one of two loyalists that Trump has said he would

LIKETOPLACEONTHE&EDBOARD The other is Stephen Moore, 59, a controversial economist and FORMER4RUMPCAMPAIGNADVISER Amid rising concern among Democrats about the bank’s politiCIZATION &EDERAL2ESERVE#HAIRMAN Jerome Powell has been invited to meet with congressional Democrats behind closed doors Thursday evening at their annual policy retreat in 6IRGINIA 53MEDIAREPORTED “I personally am very concerned about the independence OF THE &EDERAL 2ESERVE GENERally and the independence of its MEMBERS SPECIkCALLY u NUMBER two House Democrat Steny (OYERTOLD#."#AFP

Indian govt to probe Jet as airline teeters MUMBAI: India’s government said Friday it would investigate Jet Airways’ ability to keep flying as the debt-stricken carrier fights for survival. The announcement came after Jet cancelled most of its international flights Thursday and as lenders desperately seek a buyer to keep the beleaguered airline running. A collapse would deal a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-business reputation as Indians vote in a mega six-week-long election that started on Thursday. Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted that his ministry would “review issues related to Jet Airways� and “take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety.� Jet was until recently India’s second-biggest airline by market share but is close to going under with debts of more than $1 billion.

The Mumbai-based carrier has been forced to ground the majority of its fleet after months of defaulting on loans and struggling to pay lessors and staff. It told the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday that it had grounded 10 more planes due to non-payment. The airline is believed to now be operating just 16 planes out of a fleet of 119. That is below the 20 required by Indian aviation regulators to fly overseas. Thousands of customers have been stranded in recent weeks after hundreds of flights were cancelled, in some cases with little or no notice. All of Jet’s long-haul flights were cancelled on Thursday, including to London, Paris and Amsterdam. They were due to run later on Friday. Thursday and Friday services to Colombo and Singapore were also cancelled. Close of play on Friday is the deadline for prospective

bidders to express an interest in acquiring a 75-percent stake in the airline. A consortium of lenders led by the State Bank of India started the stake sale process on Monday. Any interested parties will then have until April 30 to make a formal bid. Several airlines, including Etihad, are interested in bidding according to reports. The consortium took control of Jet Airways last month after creditors injected $218 million of “immediate funding support� as part of a debt resolution plan. The deal saw founder Naresh Goyal step down as chairman. Etihad Airways, which owns a 24-percent stake in Jet, has submitted an expression of interest to buy a controlling stake of up to 75 percent, according to Indian business dailies. Goyal has also not given up hope of retaking control of the airline, papers say,

although it is unclear that he would be able to put the necessary funds together.

Alarm bells Alarm bells for Jet Airways first rang in August when it failed to report its quarterly earnings or pay staff, including pilots. It later reported a loss of $85 million. In February, it secured a $1.19 billion bailout from lenders to bridge a funding gap, but its crisis has deepened. The carrier has been badly hit by fluctuating global crude prices and a weak rupee, as well as fierce competition from budget rivals. Mismanagement has also plagued the airline with analysts tracing the start of Jet’s financial problems to its 2006 purchase of Air Sahara for $500 million in cash. Goyal reportedly ignored the advice of associates who said the cost was too much. AFP


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HAT do these universities —Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State UniversityNorth La Union Campus (La Union), Western Philippines University (Palawan), and Naval State University (Biliran) — have in common? These universities were the winners of the 2017 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools for the higher education (colleges and universities) category. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Environmental Management Bureau, launched recently the biennial 2019 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools, the sixth edition and held every two years, in support of the Roadmap for the Implementation of Republic Act 9512, known as the “National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008.� What is a sustainable and eco-friendly school? A sustainable and eco-friendly school is described as an environment-friendly school that have initiated and integrated in their instruction, research, extension and/or administration, programs which are environmentally-related. The government’s principle that our school system is a vital part of our basic learning and that education is recognized as a powerful vehicle for change gives impetus that one can live in harmony with nature. Afterall, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,� the late Nelson Mandela once said. The 2019 National Search has two main objectives: Encourage schools/academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level; and develop skills and understanding among the students, faculty and school administrators in initiating active responses and increasing community awareness and participation on environmental concerns. The entries for the 2019 National Search (Higher Education Category) would be evaluated using the following standards: A. Administration — clear articulation and integration of social, ethical, environment and climate change dimension in the institution’s vision, mission and governance. B. Curriculum and Instruction — the campus as “living laboratory� — student involvement in environmental learning to transform the learning environment. C. Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Program — physical operations and maintenance focused on supporting and enabling environment and climate change goals, including effective monitoring, reporting and continual improvement. D. Research — dedicated research on sustainability topics and consideration of “quadruple bottom line� sustainability aspects in all other research. E. Extension — outreach and service to the wider community, including partnerships with schools, government, non-governmental organizations and industry. F. Student Engagement. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-North La Union Campus, La Union The Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, particularly their North La Union Campus, believes that colleges and universities have their own distinct roles to fulfill and perform as social institutions. Hence, it aims to alleviate the poor standard of urban population, and enhance ecological stability through instruction, research, extension and produc-

LUDWIG O. FEDERIGAN tion approaches. With the aim to achieve ecological sustainability, the university launched Operation Smile (Sincerity, Mission Focused, Innovation, Leadership, Excellence) with the initiatives on waste management, electricity conservation, water conservation, paper conservation and greening program. As part of the university’s initiative in promoting environmental and climate change awareness within the community, it launched the Professor in the Barangay (PIB) Program which aims to provide voluntary services to the barangay and communities through seminars, workshops and symposiums on ecosystem management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, solid waste management, disaster risk reduction and management. Western Philippines University, Palawan The Western Philippine University is a stronghold of environmental protection and sustainable development in Palawan, considered as the “last biological frontier.â€? As a regional winner for the college category in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) for the 2013 and 2015 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools, the university didn’t rest on its laurels and continued its programs on waste management through a materials recovery facility (MRF), and labeling of all garbage bins strategically located within the campus; water conservation by regularly and repairing all leaking pipelines; paper conservation through the Recycled Paper Dress Fashion Show where students could showcase their creativity and resourcefulness in recycling old and used newspapers; pollution prevention by developing its own PCB Management Program; and greening program by maintaining a nursery and a clonal facility for the propagation of indigenous trees. Naval State University, Biliran The Naval State University perfectly embodies an eco-friendly learning environment with a scenic and panormaic landscape. The university is one of the leading institutions geared towards environmental sustainability in Eastern Visayas. The university had a rigid review of its curriculum to ensure that sustainable education was present and integrated. Subjects such as Watershed Management and Reforestation, Enviromental and Natural Science, which tackles and advocates for the conservation and protection of the environment, are offered. With its commitment to promote an eco-friendly learning environment, instructors are encouraged to integrate and interrelate environmental issues in their lessons. Hence, students’ projects, outputs and researches would generate concepts, inventions, innovations and interventions that would contribute to sustainable development, and environmental conservation and protection. Other special awards include: – The NestlĂŠ Water Leadership Award will recognize and promote solutions, practices and initiatives of schools in water management. – The Energy Leadership Award will recognize schools that promote practices and initiatives in ELECTRICALSAFETY ENERGYEFkCIENCY and conservation. – The LandBank Green Leadership Award will be given to the THREENATIONALkRSTPRIZEWINNERS per category. Sources: 2019 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools 2017 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools

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Didipio Mine bags Global CSR awards BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO

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ASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya: Oceana Gold’s Didipio Mine bested other companies across all industries in the world and won the Best Environmental Excellence (Platinum) award and other recognitions during the 11th Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit and Awards in Sarawak, Malaysia on Thursday last week. Martin Blake, Global CSR Summit and Awards chairman, said the event, which was attended by almost 300 global delegates from Australia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and India, among others, was an excellent opportunity for corporations to share their best practices in CSR that enabled them to provide sustainable development to communities where they operate. “As we move forward with the transparency, the social media, and the other forms that the media bring, along with reporting mechanisms, it is essential that organizations take the issues of social, environmental and prosperity side of the equation very seriously,� said Blake, who is also a director, speaker and mentor, with specialized expertise in board direction and governance. He said Didipio Mine was also recognized for Empowerment of Women (Platinum), Provision of Literacy and Education (Gold), and Best Workplace Practices (Sil-

Q OceanaGold’s Didipio Mine won the Best Environmental Excellence (Platinum) award and other recognitions during the 11th Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility Summit and Awards. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO ver) during this year’s CSR summit yond mere business transactions,� and education to communities where it operates, OceanaGold and awards with the theme, “A he added. New Era of Corporate ResponsibilHe said OceanaGold had be- was able to empower Didipio and ity and Activism.� come a usual recipient of the neighboring communities to make Receiving the awards for Didipio Environmental Excellence Award decisions on programs geared toMine were Glen Duncan, logistics and “this highlights the company’s wards a sustainable future longer and services manager; Bonifacio commitment to managing and than the mine life. “We strive to be the gold-mining Labatos Jr., principal social ecol- reducing its environmental footogy advisor; and Christian Co, print through a strong focus on company of choice, an ‘Employer communications specialist. Also continual improvement in envi- of Choice,’ by investing in our people and providing greater from Didipio, specialist Marivic ronmental performance.� Walihon and Tenessee Baguilat, Among the successful environ- development opportunities, as biodiversity restoration and for- mental programs of OceanaGold, well as improving management estry senior supervisor, received Way cited the establishment of practices,� he said. He said operating mine in a the awards, as well. PASTEBACKkLLPLANTTOBACKkLLTHE David Way, OceanaGold Di- underground voids using tailings remote community also provided dipio Mine general manager, said and cement, resulting in the reduc- opportunities for younger people, the awards demonstrated “the tes- tion of waste being deposited into the host and neighboring communities to acquire quality education tament of how responsible mining the tailings storage facility. continues to play a leading role in Also, the company has planted without leaving their homes. “To do this, we have recently advancing cleaner, greener energy more than 1.6 million trees within built a P43.8-million senior high markets, economies and improved and outside the mine site. school building and continuously outcomes for society.� SUPPORTS ITS SCHOLARS IN kNISHING Way also said OceanaGold con- Women empowerment tertiary education,� Way said. tinuously strengthens its partnership and education Last year, the Didipio Mine also with the government and the community, where they serve an extensive At OceanaGold, women empow- received a Special Citation Award array of human values that could not erment programs do not only for Five Consecutive Years of CSR be captured by merely concentrating provide the best workplace for Excellence by the world-renowned women, but also transformed the Global CSR for its continued impleONECONOMICVALUEANDPROkT “Our partnership with the gov- mining industry where it was once mentation of excellent programs for environment enhancement and ernment and the community has a workplace dominated by men. Way said by providing literacy community development. been creating impacts that go be-

Takbo Para sa Kalikasan returns this May THE four-part environmental run Takbo Para sa Kalikasan recommences this year, beginning with the Fire Run on May 5 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City. Organized by Green Media Events, the year-long benefit run consists of four parts that highlight THEFOURELEMENTS‡kRE WATER AIR and earth. The run series aims to urge the public to partake in environmental conservation amid the drastic impacts of global warming. Thousands of runners and environmental advocates, including health champion Patricia Javier and “It’s Showtime� hosts Kim Atienza and Anne Curtis Smith, joined last year’s Para sa Kalikasan

run organized by the Pinoy Aspiring Runners (PAR) in collaboration with MnK Concept and Events Company. “The devastating impact of climate change is felt, with people and wildlife

suffering from its consequences,� said Green Media Events. Portion of this year’s run proceeds will go to Haribon Foundation, the country’s pioneer environmental group focused on conserving and protecting biodiversity from ridge to reef. According to Haribon, not only is global warming killing a lot of our plant and animal species, it remains to threaten our survival through affecting the food that we eat, water we drink, air we breathe and the weather we experience. Using paperless registration and encouraging runners to bring water conTAINERSFORREkLLS THERUNALSOAIMSTO promote zero-waste and eco-friendly practices. All other wastes will also be

collected from strategically-located bins, which will be recycled to avoid additional waste. The second part of Takbo Para sa Kalikasan (Water Run) will be held on July 21. Air Run is set on September 15, while the Earth Run will take place on November 24. Finisher medals form a puzzle piece that can be put together to represent the interconnectedness of all life and the four nature elements. To join, register via Facebook @takboparasakalikasan, visit select Garmin stores (SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 5 and Uptown -ALL"'#NDlOOR ORCONTACT 5310624 or 0998-999 8345.

San Pablo, DBM revitalize historic park THE local government of San Pablo City, the “City with Seven Lakes,â€? has officially begun its rehabilitation project of the historic DoĂąa Leonila Park, a hilly urban greenspace that provides a breathtaking view of Mount San Cristobal and the 99.2-hectare Sampaloc Lake.

With a funding assistance of P14.9 million under the fiscal year 2018 Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Cities, or the Green Green Green Program of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the first phase of the rehabilitation will focus on repairing the park’s features and improving the usability

QFrom left: Maria Donnalyn BriĂąas, San Pablo City Tourism officer; landscape architect Don Patrick Manlangit, the Department of Budget and Management project officer; Laguna Third District Rep. Sol Aragones; City Councilor Arnel Ticzon; engineer Lowelito Glorioso from the Department of Public Works and Highways; and Ramon de Roma, City Environment and Natural Resources officer pose beside the poster giving an overview for the rehabilitation of the historic DoĂąa Leonila Park in San Pablo, Laguna. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOÂ

and accessibility of its various spaces.  On March 28, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the park, led by the Office of the City Mayor and City Tourism Office, and attended by Laguna Third District Rep. Sol Aragones and Mayor Loreto Amante, who instructed the immediate start of the bidding process for the contractor. City government employees, local media, DBM staff, members of the community, as well as representatives from the private sector gathered in support of the project. Located beside the city hall at the heart of San Pablo, the park is visited by thousands of people daily coming from the Poblacion area, schools, hospitals, offices and other establishments. It is constantly busy and full of visitors. Built in the early 1960s by then San Pablo Mayor Lauro Dizon Sr., Doùa Leonila Park currently has several access points, one of which is a steep 50-step stone stairway carved into the hillside east of the site. Other access points are through the low stone stairs in the south, facing the busy Trece Martirez Street, and another in the west, in front of the city hall.  To increase access into the park, espe-

cially for persons with disabilities (PWDs), children and senior citizens, the new design drafted through a collaboration among the DBM, San Pablo City Tourism Office and City Engineering Office, included the construction of PWD-friendly ramps and pathways that will not only allow them to enter the park, but also enjoy the different areas of the site despite its hilly and wooded terrain.  At the eastern side of the park, a retaining wall with a PWD-accessible view deck will be constructed, allowing visitors a space to appreciate a panoramic view of the popular Sampaloc Lake.  The event area of the park will also be improved with the installation of a roof for the stage, as well as a set of new bleachers.  Moreover, solar-powered lights will be installed across the park to keep the area illuminated at night.  San Pablo City’s DoĂąa Leonila Park is one of the country’s parks that received funding and technical assistance in 2018 from the “Green Green Greenâ€? Program, a unique initiative that aims to make all of the Philippines’ cities livable and sustainable through the development of public open spaces.


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SATURDAY April 13, 2019

World

Indonesia bares cheating to favor Joko Widodo

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AKARTA: Indonesia is probing voterigging claims after the discovery of thousands of stray election ballots in neighborING -ALAYSIA  OFkCIALS said, as the opposition threatens to challenge next week’s poll results over separate voter list irregularities. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has sent a team to Malaysia to investigate as many as 20,000 ballots, including many marked in favor of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, that were found in two locations near the capital Kuala Lumpur. “This concerns a very sensitive issue and since it happened in another country, we’re doing a very careful investigation,� KPU chief Arief Budiman told a press conference late Thursday. Recent polls suggest Widodo, 57, has a double-digit lead over challenger Prabowo Subianto, an ex-military general, setting up a repeat of the pair’s contest in 2014, which Widodo narrowly won. Indonesia’s opposition has already warned of court challenges

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An Indonesian election commission worker arranging ballot boxes in Surabaya in preparation for the presidential and parliamentary elections slated on April 17. Indonesia is probing vote-rigging claims after the discovery of thousands of stray election ballots in neighboring Malaysia. AFP PHOTO and street protests over irregularities, including errors in dates of birth and duplicate identity card numbers, for some 17.5 million registered voters — nearly 10 percent of the electorate. More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot on Wednesday in one of the world’s biggest one-day elections, with some 2 million living overseas also registered to vote, including

in Malaysia. Indonesia’s Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) conkRMED THAT STRAY BALLOTS MARKED in Widodo’s favour were found in Malaysia after videos surfaced online that showed people raiding an empty store in Selangor state and unpacking several bags containing marked ballots. Another video, apparently from another location in Malaysia,

showed two women punching holes in ballots, which is how a vote is marked in Indonesia’s elections. But the agency said the ballots’ AUTHENTICITYHADYETTOBECONkRMED “Were those ballots really printed by the KPU? Who did this?� "AWASLUS-OCHAMMAD!kFUDDIN said in a joint statement with the elections commission. “We will clarify this and investigate,� he added. AFP

Actress: Taiwan quote a mistake China builds eco-toilet on Everest BEIJING: Climbers with pressing needs on Mount Everest will soon kND AN gECO FRIENDLYu TOILET AT A Chinese campsite 7,028 meters (23,058 feet) above sea level in an ongoing campaign to deal with the peak’s waste problem. Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending mountaineers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement pollute the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-meter peak. During the climbing season this spring, a Chinese expedition company will add what state media dubbed an “eco-friendly� loo at the higher campsite on the northern slope in Tibet. “The toilet makes it easy to collect human waste produced by the climbers as there is a barrel with rubbish bags underneath the toilet,� Xinhua quoted Pema Tinley, deputy secretary general of the Tibet Mountaineering Association, as saying. The waste will be collected and brought down the mountain. Similar facilities have been installed at lower camps, including at the 5,200-meter north base camp, in previous years, according to Xinhua. The waste from the base camp is taken away daily and is provided to local farmers to use as fertiliser, the news agency reported in February, citing observations by its reporter and a member of the mountaineering management team. The temporary toilets will be removed at the end of the climbing season. Governments on both sides of the mountain have been battling the human waste and trash left by an increasing number of climbers. In February, China banned non-climbers from accessing its Everest base camp in Tibet in an attempt to clean up its side of the mountain. AFP

TAIWAN actress Xu Weining apologized after she liked tweets suspected of supporting Taiwan secession on Instagram, which received different reactions on social media. Xu, a mixed-blood of Chinese, American and Italian, recently liked a tweet of a photo of a Japanese view, and caption containing content regarding Taiwan as an independent country on Instagram, which was slammed by Chinese mainland netizens. Xu posted an apology and explanation on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Thursday. “I just found myself making a stupid mistake‌ I just liked the tweet habitually without paying

attention to the caption‌My ancestral home is Wuhu in [East China’s] Anhui Province‌Residents across strait are family‌â€? wrote Xu, promising she would be more careful about her words and actions. Xu soon closed her account on Instagram, claiming it was FORINTROSPECTION8USOFkCEALSO published an apology letter handwritten by Xu. Some netizens joyfully accepted her apology. “Her apology is sincere, her explanation is clear and reasonable,â€? wrote a netizen on Sina Weibo, also calling other netizens not to be overly nationalistic and critical.

Some Taiwan people said Xu’s statement did not clear her political stand of the “One-China� principle. “Many Taiwan people are originally from the Chinese mainland. And we are exactly all China descendants,� commented a Taiwan netizen on Instagram. “It’s a typical case of doubledealing,� a Beijing-based employee in the entertainment industry, who asked for anonymity, told the Global Times, claiming that she made similar multiple mistakes on Instagram. The apology is more like surrendering to public pressure rather than someone showing true repentance, she said. GLOBAL TIMES

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4 killed in 1st day of Indian elections NEW Delhi: At least four people were KILLEDINCLASHESONTHEkRSTDAYOF polling in India’s general elections, a six-week process that’s seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party "*0 OFkCIALSSAID Police said two workers of Andhra Pradesh state’s ruling Telugu Desam party were killed in a confrontation with supporters of a regional opposition party, YSR Congress. One election official was killed in an alleged attack by suspected insurgents in India’s remote northeast, the Election Commission said. Violent clashes were also reported elsewhere in Andhra Pradesh state, where voters are casting ballots for 25 members of India’s lower house of Parliament, the Lok Sabha, and 175 state assembly seats. Another person was killed by government forces during a protest in disputed Kashmir. Outside of Andhra Pradesh, voting was taking place on Thursday in 17 other Indian states and two 5NION4ERRITORIESINTHEkRSTOFA seven-phase election staged over six weeks. Turnout was estimated at more than 60 percent of voters. At least 15 electronic voting

machines were damaged by some angry voters during the voting in several states, Chandra Bhushan, AN ELECTION COMMISSION OFkCIAL  told reporters. With 900 million of India’s 1.3 billion people registered to vote, it is the world’s largest democratic exercise. Over the course of the election, 543 Lok Sahba seats will be decided from about a million polling stations across India. With Modi as their frontman, the BJP won a clear majority in 2014 elections. Under the leadership of political dynasty scion Rahul Gandhi, India’s National Congress party, which ruled the country for more than half a century since the 1947 independence, has struggled to coalesce India’s many opposition parties into a coherent effort that could go headto-head with the BJP. Surveys show the ruling party PROJECTED TO COME OUT kRST AGAIN in this year’s polls, though with a smaller mandate. Supporters of Modi say the tea seller’s son from Gujarat state has improved the nation’s standing in the world. India’s economy had continued to grow under Modi, jostling with the United Kingdom FORTHEkFTH LARGESTINTHEWORLD AP

Taliban announce deadly spring offensive KABUL: The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate a peace settlement with the Islamist militants. Operation Fath — meaning “victory� in Arabic — would be conducted across Afghanistan with the aim of “eradicating occupation� and “cleansing our Muslim homeland from invasion and corruption�, the Taliban said in a statement. The spring offensive traditionally MARKSTHESTARTOFTHESO CALLEDkGHTing season, though the announcement is largely symbolic as in recent winters the Taliban have continued kGHTING!FGHANAND53FORCES “Our Jihadi obligation has not yet ended,� the Taliban said. “Even as large parts of our homeland have been freed from the enemy, yet the foreign occupying forces continue exercising miliTARYANDPOLITICALINlUENCEINOUR Islamic country.�

Qais Mangal, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defence, dismissed the Taliban’s spring offensive as “mere propaganda.� “The Taliban will not reach their vicious goals and their operations will be defeated like previous years,� Mangal said. !FTER SUFFERING HORRIkC BLOODshed in 2018, Kabul has in recent weeks enjoyed something of a lull in violence. But on Monday three US Marines were killed in a Taliban blast at Bagram air base north of the city, and authorities in the capital are on high alert for new attacks. The administration of President Ashraf Ghani recently declared its own spring offensive, Operation Khalid, and the Taliban used that ANNOUNCEMENT AS A JUSTIkCATION for launching a new push. It shows “the enemy still seeks to attain its malicious objectives through the use of force,� the TaliAFP ban said.

NKorea President Kim reelected head of state panel KIM JONG UN, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), was elected again as chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the DPRK, THE OFkCIAL +OREAN #ENTRAL .EWS Agency(KCNA) reported on Friday.

Kim was elected at the opening day of the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Thursday, according to the KCNA’s report. At the meeting, Choe Ryong Hae

WASELECTEDkRSTVICE CHAIRMANOF the SAC and president of the Presidium of the SPA. The session also elected Kim Jae Ryong as premier of the DPRK cabinet. The meeting also adopted an ordinance of the SPA on modifying and

supplementing the Socialist Constitution of the DPRK, the KCNA reported. According to the constitution edited in 2016, the Supreme People’s Assembly is the highest organ of state power and the unicameral legislature. It consists of one dep-

uty from each of the DPRK’s 687 constituencies elected to a term of 5 years. The SAC chairman is the top leader of the country. In March, the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly elected 687 GLOBAL TIMES deputies.

16 killed, 30 wounded in Pakistan fruit market blast

QUETTA, Pakistan: At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded in a bomb blast on Friday at a fruit market in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, officials told AFP. Mohsin Butt, provincial police chief for Balochistan, gave the death toll and said eight ethnic Shia Hazaras were among the victims, along with one security official and workers from the market. The Hazara, whose Central Asian features make them easily recognizable, are a soft target for Sunni militants who consider them heretics. Senior police official Abdul Razaq Cheema said the blast had taken place in the Hazarganji neighborhood of Quetta, Balochistan’s capital. An AFP reporter at the site saw human flesh and blood scattered around the site, with injured people screaming for help. A local police official who was posted at the fruit market and survived the bomb said the area had been

packed at the time of the blast early in the morning. During the early hours, trucks arrive with vegetables brought in from outside the city, to be shifted by traders into smaller vehicles and delivered throughout Quetta. “I was loading a small truck and I heard a huge bang and it seemed as if the earth beneath me had shaken and I fell down,� one labourer in his early 20s, Irfan Khan, told AFP from a hospital in Quetta, where he was receiving treatment for minor injuries. “The atmosphere was filled with black smoke and I could not see anything, I could hear people screaming for help and I was also screaming for help.� He said the air was “filled with the stinging smell of burnt human flesh�. He lost consciousness, and awoke in hospital. His injuries include shrapnel from ball bearings and pieces of metal, “but the doctors say I should be dis-

BLAST VICTIM Relatives sit next to the dead body of a blast victim in Pakistan while being carried from a hospital in an ambulance following a bomb blast at a fruit market in Quetta on Friday. At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded in the powerful blast. AFP PHOTO charged very soon�, he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. But Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, is Pakistan’s largest

and poorest province, rife with ethnic, sectarian and separatist insurgencies. Hazara make up roughly 500,000 of Quetta’s population of 2.3 million. They

are so frequently targeted that police chief Butt said the victims in Friday’s blast were given police protection every time they visited the fruit market. AFP


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ICRC hikes allocation to Venezuela to $24.6M CARACAS: The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has completed a five-day visit to Venezuela as the organization looks to ramp up its humanitarian effort in the country. The ICRC has tripled its budget for operations in Venezuela from about $9 million to about $24.6 million. The financial boost will see the ICRC expand its work on four pressing humanitarian issues: Migration, health, water and sanitation, and detention. Recently, the ICRC signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health to provide Venezuelans with emergency healthcare. Twenty-eight hospitals and eight primary health centres in Venezuela will benefit from training, water and sanitation and medical materials supplied by the ICRC. During this week’s visit, ICRC President Peter Maurer met with President Nicolas Maduro, government ministry officials

and members of the legislature to discuss how the ICRC can strengthen cooperation and respond to the needs of Venezuelans while working within the principles of the Red Cross Movement. This is the first visit to Venezuela by an ICRC president in 24 years. “During my visit I talked to many Venezuelans and I saw how they’re facing daily challenges due to the deterioration of fragile basic services, including access to health care,â€? Maurer said. “HosPITALSAREHAVINGDIFkCULTIESENsuring they have water, electricity, medicine and enough health staff on site. Our cooperation with and support to the public institutions will be crucial to reverse this trend.â€? During his visit Maurer traveled to TĂĄchira, on the border with Colombia, and to Bolivar, on the border with Brazil. He talked with community members, migrants, people affected by armed violence, medical personnel and patients at three hospitals. ICRC

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Trump, SKorea work on 3rd nuke talk with NKorea W

ASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful US summit with Kim in Hanoi, said the US wanted to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure Kim to denuclearize. But Trump said he retains good relations with Kim and did not rule out a third summit or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. “We want sanctions to remain in place,� Trump said Thursday at the White House. “I think that sanctions right now are at

a level that’s a fair level.� Moon, for his part, has called for an easing of sanctions, including those holding back joint economic projects between North and South Korea. But he did not speak of the sanctions issue as he and Trump spoke with reporters at the start of their talks. Trump said he would favor easing those sanctions at the right time, but added: “This isn’t the right time.� He said he was open to discussing smaller steps, such as helping to ease North Korea’s

humanitarian problems, but that, in general, the US wants sanctions to remain. “There are various smaller deals that maybe could happen,� Trump said. “You could work out step-bystep pieces, but at this moment, we’re talking about the big deal. The big deal is we have to get rid of the nuclear weapons.� Negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear program appear to be stalled, and there is uncertainty over whether Kim is considering backing out of talks or restarting nuclear and missile tests. The Korean Central News Agency on Thursday said that at a party meeting on Wednesday, Kim stressed “self-reliance� in his country to “deal a telling blow to the hostile forces� that “go with bloodshot eyes miscalculating that sanctions can bring� North

Korea “to its knees.� Moon said it was important to maintain the “momentum of dialogue� and expressed a positive outlook to the international community that a “third US-North Korea summit� would be held. “I’d like to express my high regard for how you have continued to express your trust towards Chairman Kim,� Moon said. “And also, you have made sure that North Korea does not deviate from the dialogue track.� Moon did not directly address the issue of sanctions. But several North Korea watchers, including Sue Mi Terry, a North Korean expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Asia analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, said Moon was expected to try to persuade Trump — perhaps only privately — to agree to ease some sanctions to keep the talks alive. AP

Sex revolution blamed on priests’ sex abuses

Extradition of WikiLeaks founder unlikely LONDON: The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists’ rights, national interests, even treason. !S!SSANGESETTLESINTOHISkRST night in British custody, his allies and enemies alike are gearing up for what promises to be a long, dogged legal slog, not only over his possible extradition to the US, but over how US courts should view his actions, which sharply cleave public opinion. Yet in a way, Assange has been kGHTINGTHISBATTLEFORMUCHOFTHE past decade. The struggle has taken him through a “mansion arrest� in the English countryside; a dramatic escape into the Ecuadorian Embassy in London; a multimillion-pound UK police siege of the embassy that has strained government coffers; and even a bizarre attempt to turn him into a Moscow-based diplomat. Whatever happens now, one thing is clear: Assange, who was dragged out of the embassy and arrested Thursday by British police after Ecuador withdrew his political asylum, is not going anywhere soon. Extradition to the US could take years more. Assange’s saga kicked off in November 2010, when he published  53CLASSIkEDkLESAP

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A man kneels at a memorial set up outside The Marathon Clothing store before the funeral procession for slain hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, California. Hussle was shot and killed in front of the store last March 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO

Amber Heard asks judge to dismiss Depp’s charge FAIRFAX, Va.: Actress Amber Heard asked a judge Thursday (Friday in Manila) to dismiss a $50-million defamation lawsuit her ex-husband Johnny $EPPkLEDOVERANOP EDABOUTDOMESTICVIOLENCE she wrote in The Washington Post, and provided new evidence toward her allegations of abuse. )NTHEMOTIONkLEDINTHE#IRCUIT#OURTOF&AIRFAX  Virginia, Heard describes in new detail more than a dozen instances before and during their marriage when she says Depp slapped her, shoved her, pulled her hair or choked her. Depp has denied any such abuse. The allegations had appeared in the couple’s DIVORCEANDOTHERLEGALkGHTS H e a r d includes exhibits such as photos of her with bruises on her face

and scars on her arms, images of damage she says Depp did to their home, and newly revealed screenshots of text messages describing the incidents at the time, and excerpts of her divorce deposition describing domestic abuse. “Johnny Depp physically and verbally abused Amber Heard,� her legal counsel Eric George said in a statement. “Since their divorce, Mr. Depp has continued to publically harass Ms. Heard, and attempted to gaslight the world by denying his abuse. It is long past time for Mr. Depp’s despicable conduct to end.� Depp’s lawyer said Friday, as the original lawsuit did, that Heard’s allegations were false and it was, in fact, she who was abusive to him.� AP

POPE Benedict 16th has ventured out of retirement to publish an essay blaming the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and church laws that protected priests. His analysis was immediately criticized as “catastrophically irresponsible� — a conflict with efforts by his successor, Pope Francis, to lead the church out of its crisis. “Why did pedophilia reach such proportions? Ultimately, the reason is the absence of God,� Benedict wrote, in the 6,000-word essay published Thursday in the German monthly Klerusblatt, the Catholic News Agency and other conservative media. Benedict traced the start of the crisis to the ‘60s, citing the appearance of sex in films in his native Bavaria and the formation of “homosexual cliques� in seminaries “which acted more or less openly and significantly changed the climate.� He also attributed it to failures in moral theology in that era. “Perhaps it is worth mentioning that in not a few seminaries, students caught reading my books were considered unsuitable for the priesthood,� the conservative theologian wrote. “My books

were hidden away, like bad literature, and only read under the desk.� Benedict also faulted church laws that gave undue protection to accused priests. During the 1980s and 1990s, he wrote, “the right to a defense [for priests] was so broad as to make a conviction nearly impossible.� As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict spearheaded reforms of those laws in 2001 to make it easier to remove priests who abused children. Benedict took a hard line against clerical sex abuse as the Vatican’s conservative doctrine chief, and later as pope, defrocking hundreds of priests accused of raping and molesting children. Francis has blamed the scandal on a clerical culture in the church that raises priests above the laity. At his retirement in 2013, Benedict had said he would devote his remaining life to penance and prayer, leaving Francis to guide the church. He said in the introduction to the essay that Francis and the Vatican secretary of state had given him permission to publish. The Vatican confirmed it was written by Benedict. AP

Worldinbriefs ISRAEL SPACECRAFT CRASHES ON MOON YEHUD, Israel: One of the commanders of the failed Israeli space mission to the moon says the spacecraft has crashed. Doron Opher, general manager of the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries, says the SpaceIL craft “definitely crashed on the surface of the moon.� The spacecraft lost communication with Earth just moments before it was to touch down, dashing hopes of making history as the first privately funded lunar mission. The SpaceIL spacecraft lost contact with Earth late Thursday, just moments before it was to land on the moon, and scientists declared the mission a failure. The small robotic spacecraft had hoped to match a feat that has only been achieved by the national space agencies of three countries: US, Russia and China.

SNOW, BLIZZARD PLAGUE US MIDWEST HEAVY snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central US on Thursday (Friday in Manila) and began moving into the Great Lakes region, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after pummeling Colorado. The spring blizzard — the second “bomb cyclone� storm system to hit the region in a month — left behind  hundreds of canceled flights at Denver International Airport, along with wintertime temperatures and snarled traffic before blanketing parts of the Upper Midwest with up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. Hundreds of schools canceled classes in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, where the governor closed state offices in much of the state for a second day Thursday because of dangerous road conditions. AP

DEFENSE CHIEF NEW SUDAN PRESIDENT SUDAN’s Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf on Thursday was sworn in as head of the transitional council in Sudan, official Sudan TV reported. “Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf took the constitutional oath as chairman of the Transitional Military Council and Kamal Abdul-Marouf Al-Mahi as his deputy,� the report said. Earlier on Thursday, Ibn Auf announced the ousting of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and his government. He further declared a state of emergency for three months and a curfew for one month. The defense minister said that a military council would be formed to run the country during a transitional period of two years. He also announced suspension of the interim constitution of the Republic of Sudan, and closure of the Sudanese air space for 24 hours together with border passages all over Sudan until further notice. GLOBAL TIMES

TRAIN KILLS 6 IN CHINA

CRUDE TREATMENT A man bathes in a tub filled with Naftalan crude oil during a treatment session at Sehirli Naftalan Health Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. AFP PHOTO

BEIJING: Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central China after a cargo train carrying aluminium ore hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday. At around 10 p.m. on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from an escape siding and overturned, hitting a house in Gongyi, Henan province. Search and rescue operations concluded early Friday morning after the bodies of four crew members and two villagers were found. Rescue efforts were difficult as the crew accommodation car and the first 14 wagons overturned and lay on top of each other, and were heaped together with a large quantity of aluminium ore, the Gongyi government said. AFP


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Q Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green fights for possession of the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins during the second half of an NBA basketball game on March 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. AP PHOTO

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OS ANGELES: The top seeded Golden 3TATE7ARRIORSFACETHEkRSTCHALLENGEIN their quest for a NBA three-peat, which BEGINS ON 3ATURDAY 3UNDAY IN -ANILA  AGAINSTTHE,OS!NGELES#LIPPERS The back-to-back league champions hope to use home court to their advanTAGEWHENTHEYOPENTHEIRkRSTROUND playoff series against Clippers at Oracle Arena. Game two is Monday. “This is what we have been waiting for and we know what is at stake,� forward Klay Thompson said. There is a sense among the Warriors they need to get the job done before Kevin Durant and Thompson’s pending free agency this summer.

Golden State have a lot going for them—including winning the season series over the Clippers 3-1 and a 27-point blowout in their most recent contest. The Warriors hardly broke a sweat in that game and it has been similar in the opening round where they have won 16 and lost just two games in the kRSTROUNDINTHECOACH3TEVE+ERRERA “It is a good matchup geographically, but it is a hell of an opponent,� said Kerr. 'OLDEN3TATEkNISHEDTHEREGULAR

season with the top seed in the WestERN #ONFERENCE AFTER kNISHING WITH 57 wins and 25 losses. The Warriors are making their seventh-straight playoff appearance, winning three NBA championships in the last four seasons (2015, 2017, 2018). They have earned four consecutive ."! kNALS APPEARANCES SINCE THEIR return to the playoffs in 2013. “I like where we are, I think everybody has their roles in place,� said Durant. “We established those in the last couple of weeks in the season. “The last month of the season we really put our game into playoff preparation. We were thinking about it every game. “We were trying to test the limits mentally to see how far we could take it in the regular season so we could

get prepared for the playoffs.� The Warriors are a much different team than the one that lost to the Clippers in the playoffs in 2014, the LASTTIMETHEYFAILEDTOREACHTHEkNALS Elsewhere, the Toronto Raptors are itching to exorcise some of their playoff demons when their path to a new playoff fate begins with the Orlando Magic. When you think of the Raptors’ recent playoff history what stands out the most is teams that failed to live up to expectaTIONS4HEYHAVETWOkRSTROUNDEXITS TWO OUSTERSINTHELEAGUEQUARTER kNALSAND ONEINTHESEMISINTHEPASTkVESEASONS The disappointing finishes resulted in coach Dwane Casey getting fired and led to thetradeofDeMarDeRozanforKawhiLeonard. Leonard has proven to be an upgrade and new coach Nick Nurse is looking better

with a versatile and deeply talented team. “They are playing very well. They are well coached,� Casey said on Thursday of the Magic. “They don’t turn the ball over. They don’t give up rebounds. It is a good squad we are playing.� Leonard should be well rested having sat out 22 games in the regular season. Forward Pascal Siakam has emerged as one of the league’s most improved players and centre Marc Gasol was a key acquisition for Toronto from Memphis at the trade deadline. The Magic head into the playoffs WITH PLENTY OF CONkDENCE AFTER AN  SURGETOkNISHTHESEASON4HEY have won 22 games and lost just nine since the beginning of February, which allowed them to vault past the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons. AFP

PHOENIX ADOPTS DEFENSIVE STRATEGY VS SMB PHOENIX Pulse will employ a defensive scheme when it takes on defending champion San Miguel Beer at 6:30 p.m. tonight IN'AMEOFTHEIRBEST OF SEVENSEMIkNALS series in Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Phoenix Pulse emerged as No. 1 seed after the elimination round with nine wins and two losses. “They are super explosive. We can’t win by shootout against them so we have to bring our A-game defensively in order to compete against them,� Phoenix coach Louie Alas told The Manila Times. Alas is pertaining to the formidable 3-" LINEUP COMPOSED OF kVE TIME -OST Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, the 6’7 Christian Standhardinger, Terrence Romeo, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos and Chris Ross. “They look like a national team including their perimeter guys. They are the strongest team in the PBA that’s why you can’t

Q Jason Perkins of Phoenix (No. 3) attempts to score against Nonoy Baclao and Jeron Teng of Alaska during the Season 44 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. PBA MEDIA

beat them through scoring only so we have to play very well defensively,� added Alas, who wants a full series with the Beermen. “We have to compete and keep it close. So by endgame, we have a chance. We can’t stop Fajardo’s scoring but we can contain him.� Alas is expecting much from last year’s Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins. “He will be a marked man but I know HE WILL kND WAYS TO SCORE (ES PLAYING inside and outside,� said Alas of Perkins who scored 31 points and collected nine rebounds in Phoenix’s 91-76 triumph over Alaska on Sunday. Coach Leo Austria of San Miguel Beer said the goal is to find the hole in Phoenix’s defense. “There’s no perfect defense so we will see where we can attack them but for sure they’ll play all out,� said Austria. “They are No. 1 after the elimination with 9-2 record. They really worked very hard this season.�

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Phoenix coach Louie Alas’ secret PETRON Pulse head coach Louie Alas is a disciple of US President Theodore Roosevelt teaching that says: “The coach’s responsibility is to make his player play for the name on the front of his uniform and not the one on the back.â€? In his 30-year experience as bench tactician, it’s the mantra he’s been following in selecting players for teams he’s handling from the Las PiĂąas College to St.Francis Assisi then to Letran in the collegiate ranks. And even in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association where he steered the Manila Metrostars to a championship title in during the 1999 season following an incredible 22 game-winning streak which is the longest in Philippine professional basketball history. Coach Louie was awarded that year’s Coach of the Year and, thus, earned the moniker “Coach Aâ€? or “The Ace Coach.â€? He has a reputation of being a very good motivator and a certified winner. In his first year manning the bench of the Phoenix Pulse in the PBA, he guided the Fuel Masters to their first playoff stint using that President Roosevelt’s principle but fell one victory short of extending his team’s, luck to the Final Four. This season’s Philippine Cup, after only four conferences at the helm, coach Louie and his Fuel Masters broke that barrier, topping the elimination round on superior 9-2 win-loss slate. That he and his Fuel Masters will be facing defending champion San Miguel Beer in order to advance to the gold medal round no longer matter to them. For the 56-year-old Alas, he has prepared the

team, supplanted it with the proper ingredients , motivated his players a to why they’re here and “let’s just wait what awaits them in this time of reckoning. “Whether what we did to the team were enough, malalaman natin ngayon. The fact, though, that we’re already here is proof that tama kami sa lahat ng ginawa namin. Getting players we thought fit our need and can help us reach this far, “ he said. “Adjustments na lang sa pressure ng second and final round ng playoff ang hindi pa namin alam kung nakahanda na kami doon,� Alas noted. “Nalampasan na namin ang elimination, which we topped. We’ve already passed the quarterfinal with flying colors. We just hope na tuloy-tuloy na ito.� “Whatever happens next, I and the team would like to thank the management for its unblemished support and aggressiveness in pursuing our drive to reform and improve the team,�Alas who earned a reputation of being a very good motivator and a certified winner, said. Tonight, the Fuel Masters face their acid test in providing answer to their coach’s questions at the start of their own first-to-win-seven Final Four confrontation at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Meanwhile, last season’s Governors’ Cup champion Magnolia Hotshots and Rain or Shine were battling each other last night in their side of the best-of-seven semifinal round playoff that will decide which teams will dispute this year’s Philippine Cup title.

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LOS ANGELES: The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff and demoted general manager Chris Wallace to a scouting position as part of a major management overhaul, the NBA team announced on Thursday (Friday in Manila). “In order to put our team on the path to sustainable success, it was necessar y to change our approach to basketball operations,� chairman Rober t Pera said in a statement. “I look forward to a re-energized front office and fresh approach to Memphis Grizzlies basketball under new leadership, while retaining the identity and values that have distinguished our team.� Bickerstaff was promoted to interim head coach during the 2017-18 season after David Fizdale was fired and given the job permanently 11 months ago. The team went 15-48 under Bickerstaff in his first season and 33-49 this season. Long-time GM Wallace and vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger were demoted to scouting and senior advisory roles. Wallace had replaced Jerry West as Grizzlies general manager in 2007. The Grizzlies also promoted Jason Wexler to president.AFP

After the Magic is gone (State of the Lakers)

UST when you thought all the disCUSSIONONTHE,!,AKERSWILLkNALLY end as the NBA playoffs start, Magic Johnson drops the bomb and quits his post as President of Basketball Operations. The Lakers have that uncanny knack of making more headlines off the court than when they’re actually playing, and this latest episodes guarantees top billing in the next few columns and podcasts until the playoffs heat up in the second round. Let’s have some questions and answers on the latest in Laker-drama.

Is it a big deal? To clarify, there was already a nagging belief that Magic Johnson was likely to quit. He didn’t need that job as he was already rich and worshipped in LA. You could argue that the Lakers needed him more. The big deal was the manner of his resignation; it was like breaking up through text. He openly admitted that he didn’t have the guts to tell owner Jeannie Buss in person. Many saw that as unprofessional, and they’re correct. However, this is not the first time Magic pulled a hat trick and suddenly just disappeared. He also walked away

BASKETBALL SLEUTH MICHAEL ANGELO B. ASIS as the Lakers coach in 1994. The NBA legend says he just wasn’t happy about the position and more comfortable as the team’s ambassador—so he just simply quit.

What happens to head coach Luke Walton? Magic already admitted that he was about to fire Luke Walton and it seemed like a foregone conclusion. Will this change the narrative? Too many people are calling the shots in La-la Land. Walton is apparently Buss’ choice, but she has given Magic the authority to make the call on him. Walton is not the reason for Magic’s resignation. With the acquisition of LeBron James, they didn’t get just a player. He also needs to make an input on the

decision-making. Walton is not a bad coach, but he is not LeBron’s choice. Simply because of that, it’s likely Walton will leave. Don’t worry, he won’t travel so far as the rumors have him as THECANDIDATETOREPLACERECENTLY kRED Dave Joerger of the Sacramento Kings.

Who will be the new President of Basketball Operations? That’s still a question, but when you talk about the decision-maker, that’s probably no.23. The new coach will be chosen by LeBron James and that’s just right since he has the biggest stake on that decision. For the next three years, the Lake Show will be the LeBron show. However, President’s chair is vacant, and someone needs to tend to THEBUSINESSOFkLLINGOUTTHEROSTER The Lakers need to loosen the purse strings and use their strong arm and get an actual good GM. The worst thing Jeannie Buss can do is call up another Laker legend. They already have Kobe Bryant’s proxy in GM Rob Pelinka, the Mamba agent. This time,

let them go after a real decision-maker. They should try to pirate Masai Ujiri, former Executive of the Year, from the Toronto Raptors. However, that’s much easier said than done, especially if Toronto could reach the Finals. Bob Myers, the GM of the Golden State Warriors is the odds-on favorite and he would be a good choice. He knows how to build a winning team and the Lakers need someone to inject a victorious culture after six years of misery. The Lakers lost Jerry West to the Clippers, and he’s not going anywhere (sorry, Shaq). Myers is probably the man.

Who will be the new Lakers coach? 4HEYWILLDEkNITELYCONSULT,E"RONONTHIS one. Former Laker Tyronn Lue is probably a contender for this since he is familiar with LeBron and they won a title together. However, the rumors state that they are leaning towards Jason Kidd. Kidd is a players’ coach as opposed to a system coach, which would suit LeBron James well. However, he is not the best at player development. If they do choose Kidd, expect the Lakers to prioritize veteran talent.


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TENEO De Manila University is on a hunt for a twice-to-beat advantage while De La Salle University shoots for a Final Four berth when the archrivals clash anew in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament today at the Araneta Coliseum. The leading Lady Eagles (10-1) and the four-peat seeking Lady Spikers (8-3) collide in the 4 p.m. main game. Ateneo needs just one more win to secure one of the top two spots that guaranTEESAWIN ONCEADVANTAGEINTHESEMIkNALS La Salle is also on the hunt for a victory that will give it an assured spot in the next round. The Taft-based volleybelles crushed THEIR+ATIPUNANRIVALSINTHEkRSTROUND  25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19. Since then, Ateneo soared to an impressive 10-game winning run to give HEADCOACH/LIVER!LMADROHISkRSTTICKET to the Final Four in the women’s division. “Our match against them (La Salle) will happen. What I’m telling my players is just be better than their best,� said Almadro. “We don’t have special preparation for them. We always prepare for every team,�

he added. “We will just do things that matter and keep pushing ourselves up.� Multi-titled mentor Ramil De Jesus is hoping that his Lady Spikers will pull off a repeat win over their rivals. g7EFACEDTHEMINTHEkRSTROUNDAND we shocked them. We’re hoping that they’ll get shocked again,� said De Jesus. Kat Tolentino and Jules Samonte are tabbed to lead Ateneo’s attack together with co-captains Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon. On the other hand, skipper Des Cheng and rookie hitter Jolina Dela Cruz are expected to anchor La Salle’s offense even as Lourdes Clemente and Aduke Ogunsanya are seen to chip in. Meanwhile, also-ran teams University of the East (2-9) and Adamson 5NIVERSITY  kGHTFOr pride in the 2 p.m. curtain-raiser.

QAteneo de Manila University ace Kat Tolentino blasts through University of Santo Tomas blocker Dimdim Pacres during a UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball game at The Arena in San Juan City. PHOTO BY ROGER RAÑADA

Lifesavers, Power Hitters vie for last semis berth IT’S now or never for Generika-Ayala and PLDT Home Fibr as they dispute the last semifinal seat in a sudden-death battle in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action starts at 4 p.m. with both the Lifesavers and the Power Hitters looking to catch the last bus to the next round of this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Asics, Mueller, Mikasa, Senoh, Team Rebel Sports, Bizooku, UCPB Gen, Cocolife, Hotel Sogo and Data Project. Reigning champion Petron was the first to book a seat in the semifinals when it crushed Sta. Lucia in straight sets. Then, Cignal followed with a masterful conquest of United VC in the second game. On the contrary, F2 Logistics threaded the eye of a needle before surviving a rejuvenated Foton side, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19, in a quarterfinal showdown late Thursday that has ESPN5 and 5Plus as broadcast partners. Lindsay Stalzer and MJ Perez – two of the best foreign players

ever to compete in the country – displayed their championship form to deliver the crucial blows down the stretch. Stalzer finished with 26 points while Perez notched 21 hits for the Cargo Movers, who also banked on the local crew of Aby Marano, Alex Cabanos, Dawn Macandili and Ara Galang in completing the great escape. The Cargo Movers are now waiting for their foes in the best-ofthree semifinal series, making the kill-or-be killed battle between the Lifesavers and Power Hitters a must-watch. PLDT marched into the quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat advantage after finishing fourth in the double-round classification. But that edge was completely washed away after Generika-Ayala pulled off a four-set conquest in their first quarterfinal encounter last Tuesday. Generika-Ayala coach Sherwin Meneses said there’s no assurance that they can duplicate that feat, but they will go all out to advance to the semifinals and match their finish in the All-Filipino Conference last year.

“This is a golden opportunity for us to make it back to the semis. We will definitely not waste it,� said Meneses, looking forward to another impressive performance from his imports Kseniya Kocyigit of Azerbaijan and Kanjana Kuthaisong of Thailand as well as Fiola Ceballos, Angeli Araneta, Ria Meneses and Patty Orendain. “I told the girls to just maintain what they are doing. If they can double the effort they showed in Game 1, that would be great.� Meneses, however, admitted that pulling off an-

other upset is easier said than done, especially since the Power Hitters are known as a disciplined team handled by a seasoned mentor in Roger Gorayeb. “PLDT is capable of mounting a comeback,� he said, adding that imports Grace Lazard and Kendra Dahlke as well as local stars Aik o Urdas, Jasmine Nabor and Gretchel Soltones are all capable of rallying the Power Hitters back in contention. “We have to be ready and prepared for what lies ahead.�

Nikki Coseteng Short Course swim meet unfolds Sunday MORE than 500 tankers from different parts of the country will see action in the 156th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series—15th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Short Course Swimming Championship on Sunday at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City. Medals are at stake in Class AB, Class C and Novice in the tournament supported by The Manila Times. The age group classikCATIONSARE UNDER  YEAR  YEAR  YEAR  10-year, 11-year, 12-year, 13-year, 14-year and 15-over. The top tankers in each category will receive the Most Outstanding Swimmer trophy. The tourney will serve as qualifying for international competitions in Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Among the participating regions are National Capital Region, Capiz, Aklan, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Quezon, Cavite, Bataan, Mindoro, Davao, Bicol, Dipolog, Zamboanga, Bulacan, Laguna, Tarlac, Baguio and Laoag. “Again, we are reiterating that this event is open to all young and aspiring swimmers who want to be part of the PSL team competing in different international tournaments. We are aiming to discover more fresh talents,� said PSL President Susan Papa. “We are here to guide our young swimmers, we want them to experience this op-

Q Former Senator Nikki Coseteng CONTRIBUTED PHOTO portunity to represent and bring honor to our country. We want to develop swimming champions through our grassroots development program,� added Papa. Leading the participants in this edition of the tourney are reigning PSL Swimmer of the Year awardees Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paraùaque and Marc Bryan Dula of Masville Elementary SchoolParanaque – both are preparing for the

UCH ink has been spilled over the abrupt and shocking resignation of Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson before the team’s last game of the season. Two years after taking the reins of his beloved Lakers, Magic quit without even giving a heads-up to owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka, and superstar LeBron James. Essentially, Magic quit because he wasn’t having any more FUN(ISANNOUNCEMENTWASAkTTINGEND to another disastrous Lakers season that WASkLLEDWITHDRAMAANDDYSFUNCTION Admittedly, Magic got the job since he and Buss go way back. Buss was a debutante when Magic was a rookie and both learned from the late, great Jerry Buss. The rationale was plain, since Magic was one of the team’s all-time greats, steeped in the team’s tradition, and beloved by all, he would be able to steer the purple and gold back to greatness. However, Magic had no experience in running a team before he was named to the position. To make things worse, Rob Pelinka, former agent of Kobe Bryant with no experience too, was named general manager at the same time. Instead of getting professionals, Buss stacked THEFRONTOFkCEWITHFRIENDSWHOCAN be trusted. This was a recipe for failure right from the start. Outside of signing LeBron James to a 4-year, $154-million contract at the start of the 2018-2019 season, Magic’s decisions have been amateurish at best. It must be stressed that James’ decided to go to L.A. and was not recruited by anyone. Magic took Lonzo Ball at No. 2 in 2017 draft and let go of D’Angelo Russell (the No. 2 pick in 2015). Dubbed “the new face of the Lakers� by Magic, Ball has SHOWNlASHESOFBRILLIANCEBUTPERSISTENT knee and shoulder injuries have limited his growth. He has missed 65 games in HISkRSTTWOSEASONS$,O MEANWHILE  is having the best season of his career, an All-Star averaging career-highs in points and assists. He has led the Brooklyn Nets TOITSkRSTPLAYOFFAPPEARANCESINCE With LeBron on the team surrounded by young and emerging players, expectations were high the Lakers could break their playoff drought. Despite pleas from the coaching staff, Magic let go of Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, two big men now doing well in their respective teams. Instead, Magic and Pelinka loaded the team with “playmakers�, bringing in has-beens namely Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley when conventional wisdom dictated James be surrounded by shooters and stretch big men to maximize his effectiveness. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Magic tried to orchestrate a trade for All-Star center Anthony Davis mid-season. Terribly, it became public Magic was willing to gut the entire team and trade away its young core of Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma to get Davis. This was such a toxic situation that consequently broke the team beyond repair. It’s obvious Magic Johnson quit since he didn’t want to be blamed for his own actions down the road. He took the coward’s way out by resigning and trying to control the narrative when the hard truth is, he is a failure as a front OFkCE EXECUTIVE 7ITH HIS RESIGNATION  the Lakers can start anew with a more PROFESSIONALFRONTOFkCEABLETOATTRACT more marquee players to team-up with James. Finally, the magic is gone. raffyrledesma@yahoo.com

2019 Palarong Pambansa to be held later this month in Davao City. Also competing are Diliman Preparatory School standouts Paul Christian King Cusing, Paula Carmela Cusing, Albert Sermonia 2nd and Lee Grant Cabral, Dipolog City pride Mary Maika Montecillo, Immaculate Heart of Mary College bet Julia Basa and Trump Christian Luistro of Hope Christian School-Legazpi.

PH bets ready for FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters T H E Philippines will make its ap pearance anew in the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar from April 18 to 19. Pasig Chooks aka Pasig Grindhouse Kings and Balanga Chooks aka 1Bataan Risers will represent the Philippines in the tilt for the first time since 2015. “We have a huge task at hand. And that is to conquer the World Tour after missing it for the last four years,â€? said Ronald MascariĂąas, league owner of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3. “We know that this entails a lot of sacrifice for you (two teams) since you’re playing in the Holy Week. But always remember, you are fighting

for our country,� he added. Pasig qualified for the World Tour after ruling the grand finals of the 2019 Chooks-to - Go Pilipinas 3x3 President ’s Cup on March 31. On the other hand, Balanga booked its ticket to the tourney with a runner-up finish in the recently concluded 2019 Chooksto-Go Asia-Pacific Super Quest. Pasig will parade the quartet of top Filipino 3x3 player Joshua Munzon, Taylor Statham, Serbian import Nikola Pavlovic and French reinforcement Angelo Tsagarakis. Balanga will field in the same lineup it had in Super Quest namely Alvin Pasaol, Karl Dehesa, Santi Santillan and American cager Travis Franklin.

The Kings will face world No. 1 Liman of Serbia and Katara of Qatar in Pool A while the Risers will take on No. 3 Risa Ghetto of Latvia and No. 14 Moscow Inanomo of Russia in Pool C. League commissioner Eric Altamirano is upbeat that the two squads can deliver in the first-ever Super Quest. “The competition in the World Tour will be really tough. But I believe that we are sending two of the best teams. This will be a first time for us to compete in this high level tournament but I think this is just the start for the country. Honestly, it’s a challenging task for us to at least place high in the Super Quest,� said Altamirano. JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA


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Q Brooks Koepka of the United States plays a shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO

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who shared fourth place on 68. Former champion Adam Scott of Australia, Spain’s Jon Rahm, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, South !FRICAN*USTIN(ARDINGAND!MERICAN +EVIN +ISER WERE A SHOT BACK ON THREE UNDER WITH7OODSHEADING ABIGGROUPON 2ED HOT 2ORY -C)LROY  SEEKING A BREAKTHROUGH -ASTERS THAT WOULD MAKE HIM JUST THE SIXTH PLAYER TO complete a career Grand Slam, was LEFT REGRETTING SIX BOGEYS IN A ONE OVERPAR But as he departed the course, the Northern Ireland star expressed SURPRISETHATNOONEWASTAKINGADVANTAGEOFTHERAIN SOFTENEDLAYOUT g)TSTHEREFORTHETAKING u-C)LROYSAID “I’m surprised someone hasn’t run off. Cue Koepka and DeChambeau. Koepka, winner of a second STRAIGHT53/PENTITLELASTYEARALONG with the PGA Championship, didn’t

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of his life. *ONES WORE LEG braces for a while and walked with a cane but all the TIME HE QUIETLY endured the conSTANT  NAGGING pain. He suffered IN SILENCE EVEN AS he kept himself busy with the affairs of his CLUB  THE !UGUSTA .Ational, in its constant and CONTINUING EFFORTS TO IMPROVETHECOURSE ANDINTHEMONTHS LONGPREPARATIONSFORTHEYEARLY-ASters tournament, now considered by MANYGOLkNGPROFESSIONALSASGOLFS MOSTCOVETEDTOURNAMENTTROPHY(E INVARIABLYPRESIDEDATTHEAWARDSCEREMONIESOFHISBELOVEDTOURNAMENT ANDEVERYONELOOKEDFORWARDTOHIS USUALELOQUENTTRIBUTETOTHEWINNER OFTHETRADITIONALGREENJACKETAND his words of sympathy to the losers. Bobby Jones attended his last Masters tournament in 1969. 3EVERELYDEBILITATEDBYTHECRUEL DISEASE WHICH CONkNED HIM TO a wheelchair in his last years, his body had shrunk to a mere 60 pounds when he died on DecemBER ATTHEAGEOF 7HENITkNALLYCAME EVENDEATH WASAVICTORY(OWMUCHLONGERHE LIVEDSINCEHEWASSTRUCKBYTHECRIPPLINGDISEASEANDHOWPRODUCTIVEIT had been despite the extreme difkCULTYHEENDUREDISTRULYAMAJOR triumph of the human spirit. !NAUTHENTICCHAMPIONINGOLF  HEWASABIGGERHEROINLIFE

Pila, Gabasa share MVPSF match play honors ROLANDO Pila fought back from three holes down in morning play then unleashed a strong finishing kick to turn back Harvey Sytiongsa, 2-up, while Junia Gabasa outlasted Pamela Mariano to fashion out a 5&4 triumph in the finals of the fourth MVPSF Visayas Regional Match Play Championships at Cebu Country Club on Friday. Pila struggled in the early going of their marathon 36-hole duel and still trailed his fellow club bet by three with only 10 holes left. But he birdied

Nos. 9 and 11 to pull within, yielded another hole on the 12th but took three straight holes from No. 14 to go 1-up before birdying the last hole to complete a come-from-behind 2-up victory in men’s play. The top seeded Gabasa, on other hand, fought it out on even terms with the No. 2 Mariano after 18 holes but won Nos. 5, 6 and 8 before winning Nos. 13 and 14 to wrap up the ladies crown in the event sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation, PLDT Group, Cignal and

Metro Pacific and hosted by CCC. Earlier, Masaichi Otake birdied the 17th to force an all-square match with Aidric Chan then parred the last to steal a 1-up victory over last week’s Philippine Junior champion in their duel for third place in the event organized and conducted by the National Golf Association of the Philippines. Grace Quintanilla, on the other hand, trounced Ashley Llena and came away with a 4&3 romp in their side of the battle for third while Joseph Alvarez

topped the Mid-Amateur division over Hugo Saurat. Sytiongsa, who stunned top seed Jacob Rolida in the quarterfinals and nipped Otake on the 19th hole to earn a crack at the crown, went 3-up after just six holes then fended off Pila’s fightback to keep that lead intact at the turn. But he wavered in the last 10 holes, yielding Nos. 9 and 11, regained a hole on the next but lost three straight and failed to match Pila’s final hole birdie.

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THAI FOILS SASO, SNARES MGC CROWN THAI Arpichaya Yubol pounced on Yuka Saso’s backside meltdown and rallied from three down with nine holes left then checked her own COLLAPSEATTHEkNISHWITHACLOSING birdie to nip the Fil-Japanese amateur by one with a 71 for the ICTSI Manila Golf Ladies Classic crown at the Manila Golf Club on Friday. Yubol cashed in on Saso’s fourBIRDIESTUMBLEINAkVE HOLESTRETCH FROM.OTOGRABTHELEADTHEN RECOVEREDFROMABOGEYONTHETH with a clutch putt from 10 feet to clinch the crown as Saso cracked under pressure and fell short of her PLAYOFFBIDFROMEIGHTFEETONTHE 18th for a 72. )T WAS A STIRRING TRIUMPH FOR Yubol, who tied Saso with a 68 after HOLESBUTNEVERGOTDISCOURAGED EVENAFTERTHEREIGNING!SIAN'AMES GOLD MEDALIST THREATENED TO BLOW UPTHEkELDWITHASOLIDTHREE UNDER card after 10 holes to lead by three. Taiwanese amateur Tzu-Yi #HANG  ACTUALLY THE SURPRISE SECond round leader, reeled back with BACK TO BACKBOGEYSFROM.OBUT wheeled back into contention after 3ASOlOUNDERED ONLYTOFADEWITH BOGEYSINTHELASTTWOHOLESFORA g)M VERY HAPPY BUT ITS QUITE SURPRISINGTOWIN )REALLYDIDNT EXPECTTOWINSINCETHISISMYkRST time here and I’m not familiar with the course,� said Yubol, who pooled a four-under 209 TOTAL IN THE  HOLE CHAMPIONship co-sanctioned by the LPGA of Taiwan and Ladies Philippine Golf Tour and pocketed the top  PRIZEOUTOFTHETOTALPOT of $100,000 put up by ICTSI. )TWASASORRYkNISHFOR3ASO WHO APPEAREDHEADEDTODUPLICATINGHER ROMP IN RETAINING THE 0HILIPPINE Ladies Amateur Open crown here at -'#LAST&EBRUARYWITHAlAWLESS card after 10 holes. But the 17-yearold ace, who also came into the EVENT BRIMMING WITH CONkDENCE FOLLOWINGAJOINTTHIRDRUNNER UPEF-

FORTINLASTWEEKS!UGUSTA.ATIONAL 7OMENS!MATEURIN'EORGIA LOST HER TOUCH AND RHYTHM  BOGEYING .OS  ANDTHENMISSING her birdie bids in the last two holes to settle for second at 210. g) WAS PLAYING AT THE FRONT BUT BADBREAKSDERAILEDMYGAMEATTHE BACK"UTTHATSGOLF uSAID3ASO WHO threatened to pull away with birdies ON.OS ANDINSIDEkVEFEET 9UBOLSVICTORYALSOUNDERSCORED Thailand’s domination of the circuit ORGANIZEDBY0ILIPINAS'OLF4OURNAMENTS  )NC  JOINING COMPATRIOTS 9UPAPORN +AWINPAKORN 0RADERA 6ERDE AND4HANUTRA"OONRAKSASAT 3OUTHWOODS INTHEWINNERSCIRCLE WITHSIXLEGSLEFTINTHESEVENTHSEAson of LPGT. The Thais also won six of 11 tournaments last season. Hsuan Chen, also of Taiwan, MATCHEDPARANDTIED#HANGAT third at 212 but claimed the runnerUPPRIZEWORTH WITH3INGAPORES+OH3OCK (WEEENDINGUPkFTH ATAFTERAANDRECEIVED  g)PLAYEDBADANDCOULDNTkNDA WAYTOkXIT)TSQUITEUNFORTUNATETHAT ITHAPPEDINTHEkNALROUND uRUED #HANG WHODISLODGED3ASOFROMTHE TOPWITHASECONDROUND 4HAI 0IMPADSORN 3ANGKAGARO limped with a 73 and dropped to SIXTHATWHILE,0'4/Rder of Merit champion Pauline del 2OSARIOCARDEDASECONDSTRAIGHT ANDTIEDFORSEVENTHATWITH4HAI #HOMMAPAT 0ONGTHANARAK   AND*APANESE-INA.AKAYAMA  Taiwanese Hsin Lee and Yui Noritomi shared 10th place at AFTERAAND RESPECTIVELY  WHILEREIGNING,0'4//-WINNER Princess Superal closed out the WAYSHESTARTED HOBBLINGWITHA  AND WINDING UP AT JOINT ST WITH*APANESE7AKANA+INJO  ATINTHEEVENTBACKEDBY#UStom Clubmakers, Meralco, K&G Golf Apparel, BDO, Sharp, KZG, PLDT, Empire Golf and Sports and -93HOKAI4ECHNOLOGY )NC

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LAD in their modest swimsuits, the  OFkCIAL CANDIDATES TO THIS YEARfS "INIBINING 0ILIPINAS 0AGEANT WERE PRESENTED TO MEDIA AT THE .OVOTEL -ANILA !RANETA#ENTEREARLY!PRIL Vying for the titles and rights to represent the country in the Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe and Miss Grand International pageants, this year’s batch of lovely ladies is composed of models, lIGHT ATTENDANTS  STUDENTS  PERformers and pageant veterans.

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Among the aspirants are 2018’s First Runner-Up Vickie Rushton and Second Runner-Up Samantha Mae Bernardo. Last year's Candidate No. 1, Rushton told The Manila Times she is Candidate No. 38 this year. She is determined to win a crown and represent the Philippines in the international arena. (ER kRST FORAY IN BEAUTY PAGeantry was in 2009 when she represented Talisay City in the Lin-ay sang Negros and won the title. In 2011, she was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas and was supposed to represent the country in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Spain but organizers handpicked a different bet instead. Looking up to pageant repeaters Gray and Pia Wurtzbach, Rushton believes this year is most auspicious for her. Meanwhile, armed with advocacy for a malaria-free Palawan in 2022 and malaria-free Philippines IN  WITH +ILUSAN ,IGTAS -Alaria, Bernardo wants to bring her platform to the international stage Q Bea Patricia Magtanong finally by wearing the Philippines sash. gets to realize her dream of joining The dusky 26-year-old beauty the country’s premier pageant after from the “last frontier of the Philipfinishing law school. pines� was Mutya ng Palawan TourFrom these candidates will ism 2013. She worked as hotelier emerge the successors to Miss and makeup and personality deveUniverse 2018 Catriona Gray; lopment instructor in Cambodia Miss Intercontinental 2018, the and initially thought of returning kRST&ILIPINATOWINTHETITLE +AREN to the said country but decided to Gallman; Miss International 2018 PROMOTEHERADVOCACYkRST Other returning candidates First Runner Up Ahtisa Manalo; Miss Supranational Top 10 Placer from last year are Maria Andrea Jehza Huelar; Miss Globe 2018 Abesamis, Sigrid Grace Flores and 4OPkNISHER-ICHELE'UMABAO Marie Sherry Ann Tormes.

Q Vickie Rushton is touted to be a shoo-in as successor to Catriona Gray or Ahtisa Manalo. PHOTOS BY GERARD SEGUIA

Q Last year’s Second Runner-Up, Samantha Mae Bernardo returns with a stronger advocacy in eliminating malaria.

Meanwhile, one first-time pageantry participant and touted as a strong candidate is 24-year-old model Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan. She may still have just a few followers on social media but surely beauty aficionados and fans will gravitate toward this beauty and brains soon, especially WHENTHEYkNDOUTTHATSHEHASA law degree from the University of the Philippines. “Delayed pursuing my Binibini dreams for years in favor of my college and law education, but I’ve finally graduated and I’m ready to give it my 110%! In God’s perfect time. Thank you to my family, my friends, my team a n d e ve r y b o d y supporting me!� she posted on the

day she submitted her application. The press presentation at Novotel Manila also served as a mini reunion of past Binibini queens. Among spotted were Venus Raj, Chiqui Brosas, Marina Benipayo Shamcey Supsup, Nicole Cordoves and Ariella Arida. The Parade of Beauties around Araneta Center is scheduled on May 25, followed by the Fashion Show at the New Frontier Theater on May 29. Coronation Night is on June 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Biopic titled ‘Dahil Sa Pag-ibig’ in progress ATELY, the 39th Consumers Choice Awards informed that Caveat was chosen “Outstanding Columnist� from said award giving-body. I was alarmed because awards usually come with the request to place an ad in a souvenir program cum cash donation as patron. So I categorically declined; I would not have minded if it was at least Guinness World Records. But its founder Jake Navea insisted the award is bereft of any obligation, adding that I would be bestowed the honor alongside Dr. Sevillo Tamayo whose biopic “Dahil Sa Pag-ibig� I’m now writing in-progress for director Jigz Recto. 4HAT $R 4AMAYO WOULD BE OFkCIALLY DEclared a nominee to the Guinness World Records at the venue of AFP Theater sort of hit my Achilles heels. I was hoping for additional data for his biography. So bring it down! The occasion would also give me a chance to GATHERkRSTHANDINFORMATIONFROMTHEGROUP OFTHE'UINNESSADJUDICATORSWHOWOULDlY into the country, according to Navea, to announce and endorse the nomination of Dr. Tamayo themselves. Beforehand, I validated Navea’s news and there in glowing terms at Guiness website was Dr. Tamayo’s nomination in recognition of his 37 year’s worth of contribution to alternative medicine and naturopathy. 4HEkNALRECKONINGBYTHEADJUDICATORS ) was told, will be in October this year.When ASKED OF $R 4AMAYOS kGHTING CHANCE TO

kNALLY CLINCH THE 'UINNESS TITLE  THE ADjudicators simply smiled positively as if TOSAY g,ETSCROSSOURkNGERSu"UTTOMY nonverbal reading, and not to preempt the decision, it looks like the cat is in the bag. According to the adjudicators, Dr. Tamayo’s neutralizing of the poisonous and deadly effect of muriatic acid caught their attention. When soaked with his unique invention of the alkaline powder, the neutralized muriatic becomes safe to drink . Hence, Dr. Tamayo as nominee to said Guinness feat, is officially accorded now the title the world’s “Muriatic Man.� Further research showed the invention of Dr. Tamayo is a novel take-off from the discovery of the Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg in 1931 who said disease or cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. Dr. Tamayo was also awarded by Dr. Jake Navea as this year’s top Filipino “Asia’s Herbal Health Icon.� NNN GUESS WHO? A showbiz perfumery megalomaniac (SPM) was nominated for an achievement award alongside a bureaucrat of THEkRSTORDER"/4&/ "UT"/4&/WILLACcept the award only if SPM is removed from the list of awardees. Poor SPM his award was postponed for the following year. Clue: SPM is touted as an ultimate social climber.

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!"3 #". ACTOR 2+ "AGATSING is very happy to play the lead in the morning drama series “Nang Ngumiti ang Langit,� which stars child actress Sophia Reola. 2+SAIDHEPRAYED hard for a fresh role since viewers kept comparing his performance in his last two teleseryes, "Wildflower" and "Araw Gabi," which aired one after the other. “No matter how I tried to make my acting different, the viewers kept commenting how they still saw my role as David in the kRST teleserye since they’re both kontrabida. Thankfully this one for Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit is good-natured and lovable so I can give the audience something DIFFERENT uSAID2+ The actor concedes the role of Michael in the new series is a big break for him, which is why he is working very hard to prove himself worthy of the pivotal part. “It’s challenging for me to play the role of father to a young girl seeing that I’m not a father yet, but all the same, I can relate to Michael because he’s a very loving person who wouldn’t think twice about MAKINGSACRIkCESFORTHEPEOPLEHE loves. I’m like that in real life just as most Filipinos are di’ba?� he ended.

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OW would you like to see Megastar Sharon Cuneta and award-winning actor John Arcilla in a horror movie to scare the living daylights out of you? That’s just what they plan to do as husband and wife INg+UWARESMA u top director Erik Matti’s next thriller after the award-winning 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Seklusyon.� Sharon and John play the roles of Rebecca and Arturo whose daughter Manuela just died. Their son Luis comes home to pay his last respects but his sister’s ghost haunts him when he begins asking his parents why she died. Both tight lipped, Luis is forced to consult with a psychic to uncover the mystery of Manuela’s death and comes face-to face with the family home’s dark history. +UWARESMAMARKS3HARONSRETURNTOTHEHORRORGENRESINCEkRST doing “Biktima� in 1990. It is also HERkRSTMOVIEWITH*OHN ANDkRST acting job under Direk Erik. Since the upload of the movie’s trailer on YouTube, it’s been gaining numerous views online because of its intriguing premise and dramatic highlights that come with every Erik Matti movie. NNN


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It is usually not difficult to construct an approximate picture of the hand held by a defender who has entered the bidding. An attentive declarer simply brings this picture into focus and proceeds to take advantage of it. Assume you’re in three notrump and West, who opened the bidding, leads the king of spades, which you duck. West continues with the queen, East showing out, and you win with

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the ace. You lead the J-10-5 of hearts, winning all three finesses, and, after cashing the ace, you are faced with the problem of how to score a ninth trick. One way would be to attempt a diamond finesse against East; another would be to return to your hand with a diamond to take a club finesse. But before attempting either finesse, you should try to visualize West’s hand. He is known to have started with the K-Q-J9-x of spades and K-x-x-x of hearts, and — since he opened the bidding — he is also sure to have the king of diamonds or queen of clubs, or possibly both. It is clear that neither finesse is particularly attractive. West may very well have the guarded king of diamonds, in which case you would go down if you finessed in that suit, and East could very well have the queen of clubs, in which case a club finesse would ultimately defeat you. The proper method of play is to cash the A-K of clubs and, if the queen does not appear, exit from dummy with the ten of spades in an effort to endplay West. This play succeeds whenever West started with two or more diamonds, which is surely a juicier prospect than taking a finesse in either minor suit. In the actual case, both the premise and the promise pay off because, after West cashes his spades, he is forced to lead a diamond from the king and hand you your ninth trick. ©2019 King Features Syndicate Inc.

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»HOROSCOPE Today’s Birthday (04/13/19). Higher education and travel benefit you this year. Steady efforts build your professional career. Receive gifts graciously. New beginnings for your home and family this summer inspire a professional change. Score a career win next winter, before adapting to new domestic circumstances. Learn valuable tricks. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Hang out with people you love. Expect the unexpected. Adapt to new realities. Wait and rest. Confess your worries. Others give you a boost. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Household issues demand attention. Slow down and listen for solutions. Consider bigpicture goals as you design an upgrade. Your family appreciates your quick action.

• It was 20th-century American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.” • According to historical reports, in 1877 snakes fell from the sky in Memphis, Tennessee. • When the bubonic plague, more commonly known as the Black Death, was at its peak in Europe in the 14th century, a wide variety of remedies was prescribed, including smoking tobacco, bringing spiders into the household, inhaling the stench from a latrine, sitting between two large fires, drinking red wine in which new steel had been cooled, and bathing in goat urine. • Successful inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison received only three months of formal education, at a public school in Michigan. • The first photograph of a United States citizen was taken in 1839. The subject was Samuel F.B. Morse, a painter who also happened to be the inventor of a single-wire telegraph system and developer of the Morse Code. • You probably are aware of the fact that slugger Babe Ruth held the record for the most home runs; you might not know, though, that he also held the record for the most strike-outs. • Those who speak English call it a French kiss, but those who speak French call it an English kiss. • It was once the custom among the Danakil tribe of Ethiopia to mark a man’s grave with one stone for each man he had killed during his lifetime. *** Thought for the Day: “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base.” — Dave Barry © 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Your work is in demand. Maintain fitness practices. Postpone nonessential chores. Balance a busy schedule with time for yourself. Exercise restores your energy.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re growing stronger. Throw your energy into a personal project, despite obstacles. Chaos could befuddle the situation. Strengthen foundations and basic elements. Nurture yourself.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations like today’s Gemini horoscope, visit Linda Black Astrology by clicking daily horoscopes, or go to www.nancyblack.com.)

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To glam or not to glam soon after giving birth? BY LEANNE ITALIE

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EW YORK — As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the details she wanted taken care of during delivery and how bright the lights should be for ambiance. She passed on the makeup artist. “I even looked up various prices, but something about that felt frivolous,� said Jackson, who lives in Tampa, Florida. “I decided I didn’t want to worry about that after such a monumental moment.� Therein lies the debate centered on pregnant women in today’s social media-saturated world: to glam or not to glam soon after a whole human being exits your body, or do as Seattle-area mom Robin Rucinsky did by the time baby No. 4 rolled around: “I didn’t pack a single cosmetic. I brought a toothbrush and chapstick.� With the Kate Middleton postpartum hair blowout (three times!)

fresh in our minds and another royal birth upcoming, the debate over perfection during labor and just hours after giving birth looms large for some women. “I’ll tell you who it’s not fun to be pregnant at the exact same time as. Meghan Markle,� Amy Schumer, suffering from chronic nausea throughout her pregnancy, cracked DURINGHERNEW.ETlIXCOMEDYSPEcial. “She’s out there in, like, six-inch HEELS ADORABLEOUTkTSu While we won’t know whether Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will follow in the footsteps of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to postpartum perfection, we have an inkling Meghan will at

least slap on some makeup as she introduces the latest royal to the world next month. And when she does, anti-glammers will take notice. “I think that a mother who has just given birth is beautiful — with disheveled hair, with smeared or no makeup, with top wide open for skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding,� said Kirsten Brunner, a perinatal counselor in Austin, Texas. “I love the trend in birth photography of capturing the reality of childbirth and the postpartum experience. I encourage my clients to let go of all pressure to get back to normal as soon as possible.� But, no judgments of those who choose to spruce up. With some hospitals providing in-house spa services and plenty of women hiring specialists for hair, makeup and nails, the argument over what makes a postpartum mom feel best cuts both ways. For Julien Farel’s wife, it meant pulling her look together to greet visitors — including her Old

QDuchess Kate has had mixed reactions from having “post partum� hair blowouts every time she stepped out with Prince William and their bundles of joy. AP AND AFP FILE PHOTOS

World British grandmother — after the arrivals of their two children. Farel owns the Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa inside the Loews Regency Hotel on New York’s swanky Park Avenue. He’s been providing and arranging for in-hospital services for women giving birth since 2001, with prices now ranging from $320 for a blow out, makeup or manicure to $2,000 an hour for all three at the highest level of design and expertise. “Mostly they’re looking for those three things, makeup, nails and blow dry,� he said. “These people care so much about their appearance. You have other people with much more money who don’t care. It’s about how you’ve been raised to look when you have people over.� Farel has between 10 0 and 15 in-hospital pregnancy ancy clients a month amongg his usual customers. Donna Yip, 38, a Manhatnhattan attorney, used onee of Farel’s stylists, Jackson Simimmonds, in the delivery room om for the births of both her CHILDREN  THE kRST IN   and the second in 2015. He massaged her head, blew w out and styled her hair and d did her makeup. “He stepped out duringg the pushing part,� Yip laughed. “I think for everyone, they have what makes them feel good and if it makes you feel good and brings a little bit of normalcy into an exciting but also a hecticc and anxious period of your life, you should go for it.� Brenda Kosciuk, outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, took matters into her own hands for the birth of her second child, now 3. “Everyone wants that perfect social media photo that does NOT at all show the reality of what we just endured,� she said. “We see it everywhere. On social media and on magazine covers. With my second child, before leaving for the hospital, I applied my makeup careFULLYBECAUSEWITHMYkRSTCHILD)

QWomen around the world are wondering whether Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex — here with husband Prince Harry — will follow in the footsteps of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to postpartum perfection. AP PHOTOS

didn’t have that perfect ‘after’ photo and I wanted it. The reality is that after 60 minutes of pushing, I was sweaty, red-faced and my mascara had melted down my face. I looked worse than I would have if I had forgone the makeup altogether.� Still the hashtag “takebackpostpartum� is alive and well on Instagram. g7OMEN ARE MORE CONkDENTLY owning their bodies, not feeling obliged to always look good and social media ready after giving

birth,� said Marianne Ryan, a New York physical therapist who focuses on pregnant and post-baby bodies. Jill Simonian, who — ironically — wrote a book titled “The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby,� said all the social media-fueled self-doubt among new mothers isn’t good for mom or baby. “If you want a blowout to make yourself feel better a few days after having a baby, go for it! It’s the constant posting, showing, sharing that drives me absolutely nuts and INDICATESASUREkRE UNHEALTHYSTART to new motherhood,� she said. Simonian supports a 30-day hiatus from all things glam after giving birth. “These days, Instagram is split into two kinds of moms,� she said. “The ones who want to show the absolute raw, very personal, private things and the rest who want to pretend they’re models in a staged photoshoot.�

The season of women and summer A DOUBLE celebration took place at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Mega Mall to celebrate the culmination of Women’s Month in March and to welcome the summer season. With upbeat music and a happy vibe, the runway lit up with SM Woman’s Summer 2019 collection with clothes for every girl of every age, size and lifestyle. Model after model showed an exciting mÊlange of global summer trends with statementmaking prints and patterns in bold blooms and stunning stripes, strewn all over a mix of sartorial, ANDlOWING FEMININESILHOUETTES

Q I am every woman. Celebrities join SM Woman in the celebration of Women’s Month. QTV personality Joey Mead King

QTV presenter, lifestyle blogger and model Janeena Chan

Q Celebrity photographer Sara Black

Q Model, actress and TV personality Phoemela Barranda

With a palette ranging from subtle nudes, and light and airy soft pastels to scorching hot yellows and oranges, the collection takes every woman on the summer getaway of their choice. Think resort, city, athleisure, trendy, edgy or transitional for the beach and beyond, and from day to night. A host of celebrities also joined SM Woman’s models for this twin celebration, among them, Shaira Luna, Reese Lansangan, Joey Mead, Bituin Escalante, Radha, Phoemela Barranda and Sara Black. QSingersongwriter Radha


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Save water — don’t wash your jeans!

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ASHING is really bad for your jeans because it damages the material and wastes water, according to Levi Strauss & Company (LS&Co.), owner of the Levi’s brand — a company that certainly knows what it’s talking about being the original denim maker in the world.

LS&Co. has been making a concerted effort to make denim production more environmentally friendly, especially aiming to lower the average amount of water. From the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that was conducted in 2007 and 2015 on the Levi’s 501 jeans, Levi’s found 3,781 liters of water — almost 1,000 gallons — is used to make a pair during its lifecycle. It can’t be ignored that apparel production uses ASIGNIkCANTAMOUNTOFWATER4HROUGHTHE,#! IT was discovered that nearly 70 percent of the water used during the lifecycle of a pair of jeans is used solely for cotton agriculture. Knowing that 95 percent of LS&Co. products are cotton-based, this meant re-evaluating the sustainability of its cotton SUPPLYANDkNDINGNEWSOLUTIONSTOADDRESSTHIS raw material’s impact — from irrigation and runoff to pesticides and farmer education. The solution: the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) — an initiative that LS&Co. co-founded in 2005

to fundamentally change how one of the world’s largest commodities is grown. BCI focuses on decreasing the environmental impact of cotton, improving labor standards and increasing the economic livelihood for farmers. The program ALSOREQUIRESFARMERSTOUSEWATEREFkCIENTLYAND care for its availability. BCI farmers use up to 18 percent less water than non-BCI farmers in comparable locations. In 2015, LS&Co. sourced 12 percent of its total cotton through BCI — up from seven percent in 2014. By 2020, the goal is to use 100 percent sustainable cotton through sources such as Better #OTTONANDRECYCLEDCOTTON SIGNIkCANTLYREDUCING its total water footprint. The company is asking other apparel brands to join BCI and source more sustainable cotton as an industry overall. Given that we’re in the middle of a water crisis, we should understand that every little bit of saving counts too. “Levi’s Jeans don’t really need to be

QThe less you wash your jeans, the better they look. This is because washing your jeans wears off the indigo in places where natural creases appear from your daily movements, making your jeans look great.

Q Given that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the middle of a water crisis, we should understand that every little bit of saving counts. washed, except occasionally,â&#x20AC;? Charisse Chua, country manager, LS&Co. in the Philippines, says. The less you wash your Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeans, the better they look. This is because washing your jeans wears off the indigo in places where natural creases appear from your daily movements, making your jeans look great. This information comes in handy as the country is going through a water crisis, with key cities suffering from water cut-offs the past week. Chua continues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raw denim is best given a good six months before washing. The longer you can leave it, the better your jeans will look.â&#x20AC;? Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has a line dedicated to its sustainable innovations called the Water<Less jeans. Water<Less is a SERIESOFkNISHINGTECHNIQUESTHATCANSAVEUPTO PERCENTOFTHEWATERINTHEDENIMkNISHINGPROCESS Since launching the Water<Less processes in 2011, LS&Co. has saved more than one billion liters of water in the manufacturing of products. By utilizing the Water<Less innovations, the company believes the apparel industry can save at least 50 billion liters of water by 2020. Its goal is to increase the percentage of its own products made with Water<Less techniques to 80 percent by 2020. Chua shares that every Filipino that can make an impact in simple ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our CEO himself touts the importance of not washing your jeans. And really, if we wash our jeans less, say every two weeks instead of weekly, we can save as many as 21 liters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; enough drinking water for a day to sustain 17 Filipinos during this crisis.â&#x20AC;?

At LS&Co., the company also recognizes its responsibility as an industry leader to push for more and THATBUSINESSESSHOULDPLAYALARGERROLEINkGHTING the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most pressing problems, like climate change. To that end, the company is committed to its 2025 Climate Action Strategy, which sets concrete and achievable science-based targets for making sigNIkCANTREDUCTIONSINCARBONEMISSIONSÂ&#x2021;AMAJOR contributor to climate change â&#x20AC;&#x201D; across its entire global supply chain. As part of the Strategy, LS&Co. is committed to cut its carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40 percent by 2025 LS&Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vice President for Sustainability, Global Supply Chain, Michael Kobori, shares, â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Levi Strauss & Company, our goal is to become the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sustainable apparel company by transforming the way we do business. We work to build sustainability into everything we do, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s establishing the first code of conduct for apparel manufacturers, ensuring the people who make our product work in a safe environment and are treated with dignity and respect or weaving innovations into our products, we are committed to driving profits through principles.â&#x20AC;? You can make a difference today. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wash your jeans! Join the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive to a more sustainable future. For more information on Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global sustainability campaign, log on to levi.com.ph/sustainability and follow us on Facebook (Facebook@Levis.philippines) and on Instagram (@Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s_PH).

Step into a fresh tradition Bata Heritage and Coca-Cola unveil capsule collection

QThe world famous red dot on Bataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white canvas.

GLOBAL brand Bata Heritage part- the spelt-out Coca-Cola logo is applied ners with Coca-Cola for an iconic in white on red canvas on the whole capsule collection that puts a fresh upper shoe and matches the piping and spin on the legendary Bata Tennis laces. Another Tennis model features the Coca-Cola red dot logo all over the and Hotshot styles. Coca-Cola â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the second best-known front upper of the white canvas shoe, word around the globe after â&#x20AC;&#x153;OKâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with matching red piping and laces. The style is available shares with Bata Heritage its distinctive s a m e with red and white colors as well as values of authenticity, community and trust. The two family brands join their DNA to unveil an array of fun and graphic styles. The Bata Tennis shoe has been manuQTennis style shoes with lots of heritage. factured since 1936 in India for school children to wear for white dot logo (and white piping and their Physical Education classes and laces) on red canvas. All styles feature continues today to be one of the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white rubber outsole and toe cap. best-selling shoe. For this collaboration, First introduced in 1972 as a bas-

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QA fresh way to sneakers this summer. QThe iconic Coca-Cola colors of red and white on the Bata Hotshot.

ketball shoe, Hotshot gained traction after music legend Nirvanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kurt Cobain was spotted rocking the sneakers on several occasions during the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heyday. There are different styles and color variations that make Bataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball shoe rock with Coca-Cola. There is a graphic off-white version that features red stitching, laces, side and back logo, as well as a thick piping going all around the shoe; as well as the same style in off-white side and laces, with Cokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous tagline â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the real thingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; embossed in statement black on the side of the sole. The Coca-Cola + Bata Heritage capsule collection is now available in the Philippines.


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IRENEO D. CLOA and MA. ISABEL A. CLOA Petitioner. x-----------------------------------------------------------x

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IN RE: PETITION FOR VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION FOR SPOUSES IRENEO D. CLOA and MA. ISABEL CLOA

NOTICE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There is delinquent upon the following described stock, on account of assessment No. ___ levied on May 17, 2018, the amount set opposite the name of the shareholder as follows:

MT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 13 & 20, 2019

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 46, MANILA

Location of principal place of business, Bacoor City, Cavite.

ARLYNN S. GARDUQUE Corporate Secretary

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DELINQUENCY SALE NOTICE

TO: ALL INTERESTED/ACCREDITED SUPPLIERS:

MR. ANTHONY LOUEN R. FERNANDEZ Legal & Regulatory Group Smart Communications, Inc. 6799 Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City

SATURDAY April 13, 2019

10. P1.00 maintaining balance is not required to avail and use the offers. $OOLQYDOLGVFHQDULRV LHLQVXIÂżFLHQWEDODQFHLQYDOLGQXPEHUVHWF ZLOOWULJJHUDQ606QRWLÂżFDWLRQWRWKH subscriber and shall be charged prevailing rates. 12. Offer is not available to roaming and international subscribers 13. All complaints or questions that may arise from these offers shall be attended to by hotline number: (02) 888-1111 or *888. This promo is intended for peer-to-peer and non-commercial use only. Subject further to the condition that SMART shall comply with the following Memorandum Circulars, if applicable: â&#x20AC;˘ Â&#x2021; â&#x20AC;˘

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Very truly yours, (SGD.) EDGARDO V. CABARIOS Deputy Commissioner MT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Apr. 13, 2019


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SATURDAY April 13, 2019

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NOTE: NO BROKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMISSION FOR LEASE OR SALE SHALL BE PAID IF THE LESSEE / BUYER IS THE GOVERNMENT OR ANY OF ITS BRANCHES/UNITS, INCLUDING GOCCS. **PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.** LUZON AREA ITEM NO. 1

LOCATION

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

AREA (SQ.M.)

PROVINCE

LOCATION

TOWN/CITY

LOT AREA

FLOOR AREA

ALBAY

TRAVESIA

GUINOBATAN

2,000.00

1,199.00

2

BATANGAS

3

BATANGAS

4

BATANGAS



BATANGAS

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24  26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34  36 37

CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN CAGAYAN ILOCOS SUR ILOCOS SUR ILOCOS NORTE ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA ISABELA LAGUNA

AMARA EN TERRAZAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT IN NASUGBU TERRAZAS DE PUNTA FUEGO VILLAGE, BRGY. NATIPUAN AMARA EN TERRAZAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT IN NASUGBU TERRAZAS DE PUNTA FUEGO VILLAGE, BRGY. NATIPUAN AMARA EN TERRAZAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT IN NASUGBU TERRAZAS DE PUNTA FUEGO VILLAGE, BRGY. NATIPUAN AMARA EN TERRAZAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT IN NASUGBU TERRAZAS DE PUNTA FUEGO VILLAGE, BRGY. NATIPUAN CENTRO II LASAM CENTROI LASAM CENTRO I LASAM CENTRO I LASAM POBLACION LASAM BAGUNOT BAGGAO CARINGAN SANTA TERESITA BO. OF MISSION SANTA TERESITA CABATACAN LASAM CABAYABASAN LAL-LO CUNIG GATTARAN SAN JOSE BAGGAO NAMABBALAN TUGUEGARAO CITY (CAPITAL) BRGY. BAGANI-UBBOG, CITY OF CANDON POBLACION SANTA MARIA BRGY NO. 12 SAN ISIDRO LAOAG CITY (CAPITAL) POBLACION SAN MATEO POBLACION SAN MATEO POBLACION SAN MATEO DISIMURAY CITY OF CAUAYAN CARMENCITA DELFIN ALBANO SAN RAMON MALLIG BARIO BIMONTON MALLIG BARIO BIMONTON MALLIG BARIO BIMONTON MALLIG BARIO BIMONTON MALLIG BARIO BIMONTON MALLIG SINAMAR NORTE SAN MATEO BARIO ESTRADA QUEZON BARIO ESTRADA QUEZON BARIO ESTRADA QUEZON TAGARAN CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT 1 CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT 1 CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT 1 CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT 1 CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT 1 CITY OF CAUAYAN POBLACION CORDON MASAYA SUR SAN AGUSTIN POBLACION QUIRINO MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT III CITY OF CAUAYAN TAGARAN CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN ISIDRO CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT III CITY OF CAUAYAN DISTRICT I CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN FERMIN CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN FERMIN CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN FERMIN CITY OF CAUAYAN PRENZA (NOW DISTRICT 1) CITY OF CAUAYAN PRENZA (NOW DISTRICT 1) CITY OF CAUAYAN PRENZA (NOW DISTRICT 1) CITY OF CAUAYAN TAGARAN CITY OF CAUAYAN MINANTE I CITY OF CAUAYAN SINSAYON CITY OF SANTIAGO SINSAYON CITY OF SANTIAGO DISTRICT II CITY OF CAUAYAN SAN PEDRO ROXAS PRENZA CITY OF CAUAYAN NABUAN CITY OF SANTIAGO MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN MINANTE II CITY OF CAUAYAN LINGLINGAY ALICIA SAN BARTOLOME SAN PABLO CITY

PROPERTY CATEGORY RESIDENTIAL/ HORTICULTURAL

PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION

STATUS**

WITH IMPROVEMENT

1, 2

TCT / TD NUMBER

DISCOUNTED MINIMUM BID PRICE (PHP)

T-140740



-

120.00

RESIDENTIAL

CONDOMINIUM WITH PARKING SLOT

-



7,140,000.00

-

119.91

RESIDENTIAL

CONDOMINIUM WITH PARKING SLOT

-





-

120.96

RESIDENTIAL

CONDOMINIUM WITH PARKING SLOT

-



6,774,000.00

-

119.64

RESIDENTIAL

CONDOMINIUM WITH PARKING SLOT

-



6,700,000.00

 37,638.00 1,200.00 9,641.00 242.00 74,930.00 27,642.00 11,344.00 88,821.00 13,740.00 29,317.00 296.00 827.00 1,984.00 4,088.00 2,447.00   233.00   68,240.00  10,000.00 677.00 677.00 393.00 3,397.00 29,619.00  10,000.00 1,001.00 377.00 377.00 374.00 332.00 301.00  1,238.00 1,400.00    780.00  662.00 1,022.00 824.00 691.00 688.00 686.00 683.00 680.00 678.00 668.00 669.00 664.00 663.00  623.00  301.00 324.00 317.00 328.00 302.00  240.00 626.00 626.00 120.00 788.00  969.00 693.00  667.00  1,029.00

32.00 60.00  1,826.40 96.00 64.00  329.00 80.00 227.00  241.00

AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL

FARM LAND FARM LAND WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT FARM LAND FARM LAND FARM LAND RAW LAND FARM LAND FARM LAND HOUSE & LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT HOUSE & LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT FARM LAND FARM LAND VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT WITH IMPROVEMENT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT HOUSE & LOT

1, 6 3 1, 11 3 3     1, 6  3, 8 1, 3 12 1 1 1 1, 7 1 3 1 1 1, 8 1 8 1 12 12 12 12 12 1, 8  1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 12 3 1 1, 7 3 3 3 1 1 1    3 1, 3 3 1  -

2,469,000.00 1,318,000.00  311,000.00 60,000.00 2,029,000.00   1,244,000.00 662,000.00 616,000.00 477,000.00 336,000.00  6,708,000.00   3,990,000.00  4,494,000.00 2,173,000.00    230,000.00 132,000.00 87,000.00 2,013,000.00 1,867,000.00  630,000.00 1,812,000.00

76

NUEVA VIZCAYA

BRGY. MALASIN

DUPAX DEL NORTE

1,000.00

-

RESIDENTIAL

WITH IMPROVEMENT

1, 11

77

NUEVA VIZCAYA NUEVA VIZCAYA NUEVA VIZCAYA OCCIDENTAL MINDORO PALAWAN PAMPANGA PANGASINAN PANGASINAN RIZAL TARLAC TARLAC TARLAC TARLAC

LANTAP LANTAP SAN JUAN

BAGABAG BAGABAG SOLANO

1,000.00  

170.00

RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL

VACANT LOT FARM LAND WITH IMPROVEMENT

8 8 -

7 T-171028 T-171033 T-171029 T-171030 T-140460 T-141712 T-141711 7 T-171034 T-110091 T-141393 T-88761 7 002-01128-09 7 T-323920 T-323922 T-323923 T-218036 T-341640 T-387434 T-387433 7 T-387432 T-387430 T-387431 T-344823 T-387427 T-387428 T-387429 7 T-317727 T-317726 7 T-317723 T-317724 TSC-7484 T288116  7 7 7 T-218037 7 T-344106 7 T-344096 T-344104 T-344107 T-344100 T-344097 T-344102 T-344111 T-344109 T-344110 T-344108 T-344099 T-270741 7 7 7 7 T-199872 T-199870 T-199871 T-343970 T-344890 TSC-033 TSC-032 7 7 T-199861 TSC-122 T-218848 7 T-218849 T-344840 T-74978 TD 2010-0800011322 T-118603 T-118604 T-124144

LABANGAN

SAN JOSE

300.00

-

RESIDENTIAL

VACANT LOT



T-7887

93,000.00

BRGY. MARANGAS SAMPALOC CAOAYAN KILING BRGY. CAYUCAY BAGONG NAYON, CITY OF ANTIPOLO, RIZAL BLK. 30, LOT 14, BRGY. BANTOG HACIENDA LUISITA BLK. 30, LOT 13, BRGY. SAN MIGUEL, LUISITA, UNGOT DUTUNG MATAS DUTUNG MATAS

BATARAZA APALIT SAN CARLOS CITY CITY OF ALAMINOS CITY OF ANTIPOLO CITY OF TARLAC (CAPITAL) CITY OF TARLAC (CAPITAL) CONCEPCION CONCEPCION

     986.00 701.00  360.00

  430.00 360.00

RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL

WITH IMPROVEMENT WITH IMPROVEMENT FARM LAND FARM LAND VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT HOUSE & LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT

11  1, 3 8 8

 042-2010009429  TD 12-00817 R-47139 T-429914 T-429913  

 2,912,000.00  332,000.00     

38 39 40 41 42 43 44  46 47 48 49           60 61 62 63 64  66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 

78 79 80 81 82 83 84  86 87 88

104.00 37.00  230.72

1,603,000.00 1,400,000.00 1,274,000.00 1,204,000.00 973,000.00 922,000.00 917,000.00   404,000.00 339,000.00 338,000.00 336,000.00  334,000.00 333,000.00 328,000.00 328,000.00 326,000.00  728,000.00 698,000.00   637,000.00      332,000.00  306,000.00 267,000.00   413,000.00   1,432,000.00 408,000.00

** 1 - OCCUPIED / WITH TILLER, 2- WITH LEGAL CASE, 3- LANDLOCKED / NO RROW, 4 - TCT STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 5- TD STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 6 - TRAVERSED BY ROAD, 7 - WITH DISCREPANCY IN THE LOT AREA STATED IN THE TITLE VIS-A-VIS TD / DENR RECORD, 8 - TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM A CLOSED POLYGON / OPEN TRAVERSE / WITH ERRORS ON TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION, 9 - WITH ANNOTATION ON CCT / TCT, 10 - AREA IN WORDS DIFFERS FROM AREA IN FIGURES REFLECTED ON THE TCT, 11 - NO TD FOR THE IMPROVEMENT , 12 - WITH LESSEE

VISAYAS AND NCR AREA ITEM NO.

LOCATION

89 90

PROVINCE NEGROS OCCIDENTAL NORTHERN SAMAR

AREA (SQ.M.) LOCATION POBLACION BRGY BALITE, SAN JOSE

TOWN/CITY SAN CARLOS CITY SAN JOSE

LOT AREA 10,800.00 24,038.00

FLOOR AREA 3,108.00

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION PROPERTY CATEGORY COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT

TCT / TD NUMBER

INDICATIVE PRICE

T-18031 116-2012000190

22,680,000.00 16,411,000.00

STATUS ** 

** 1 - OCCUPIED / WITH TILLER , 2- WITH LEGAL CASE, 3- LANDLOCKED / NO RROW, 4 - TCT STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 5- TD STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 6 - TRAVERSE BY ROAD, 7 - WITH DISCREPANCY IN THE LOT AREA STATED IN THE TITLE VIS-A-VIS TD / DENR RECORD, 8 - TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM A CLOSED POLYGON / OPEN TRAVERSE / WITH ERRORS ON TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION, 9 - WITH ANNOTATION ON CCT / TCT, 10 - AREA IN WORDS DIFFERS FROM AREA IN FIGURES REFLECTED ON THE TCT, 11 - NO TD FOR THE IMPROVEMENT 12 - WITH LESSEE 13 - EXCLUSIVE TO KINGSWOOD (MAKATI) CONDO UNIT OWNERS ONLY 14 - WITH LBP CARETAKER 15 - WITH ISSUE ON ENCROACHMENT

MINDANAO AREA ITEM NO. 91 92 93 94  96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103

LOCATION PROVINCE MISAMIS ORIENTAL MISAMIS ORIENTAL MISAMIS ORIENTAL MISAMIS ORIENTAL SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO SOUTH COTABATO ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY

AREA (SQ.M.) LOCATION BARIO CARMEN EL SALVADOR, GUSA, LIBERTAD KLINAN 6 KLINAN 6 KLINAN 6 KLINAN 6 SALADA SUBD., BRGY. CANNERY SITE SALADA SUBD., BRGY. CANNERY SITE TUAZON, POBLACION TUAZON, POBLACION POBLACION BARRIO TAWAGAN TIAYON

TOWN/CITY CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (CAPITAL) CITY OF EL SALVADOR CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (CAPITAL) LIBERTAD POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK POLOMOLOK PAGADIAN CITY (CAPITAL) IPIL (CAPITAL)

LOT AREA 9,940 7,412 1,000 233 29,976 29,976 29,976 29,976 326 320 197 303 300 16,638 420

FLOOR AREA 168.00   197.00   -

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION PROPERTY CATEGORY RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL

PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION VACANT LOT VACANT LOT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT FARM LAND FARM LAND FARM LAND FARM LAND VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT WITH IMPROVEMENT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT WITH IMPROVEMENT VACANT LOT

TCT / TD NUMBER

INDICATIVE PRICE

 T-32006 7 136-2012001017 7 T-91726 T-91727 T-91728 T-91706 T-91707 T-91708 T-91709 T-91716 T-49,807 7

 4,410,000.00 980,000.00 164,000.00 2,309,000.00 2,309,000.00 2,309,000.00 2,309,000.00 1,069,000.00

STATUS** 1, 3 1 2, 9 2, 9 2, 9 2, 9 1, 2, 9 1, 2, 9 2, 9 1 & 11 1

634,000.00 231,000.00 4,726,000.00 147,000.00

** 1 - OCCUPIED / WITH TILLER, 2- WITH LEGAL CASE, 3- LANDLOCKED / NO RROW, 4 - TCT STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 5- TD STILL IN THE NAME OF THE FORMER OWNER, 6 - TRAVERSE BY ROAD, 7 - WITH DISCREPANCY IN THE LOT AREA STATED IN THE TITLE VIS-A-VIS TD / DENR RECORD, 8 - TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM A CLOSED POLYGON / OPEN TRAVERSE / WITH ERRORS ON TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION, 9 - WITH ANNOTATION ON CCT / TCT, 10 - AREA IN WORDS DIFFERS FROM AREA IN FIGURES REFLECTED ON THE TCT, 11 - NO TD FOR THE IMPROVEMENT

7+(1(*27,$7('6$/(2))(5)2506$5($9$,/$%/($77+(63(&,$/$66(76'(3$570(177+)/225/$1'%$1.3/$=$0+'(/3,/$5&251(5'5-48,17266760$/$7(0$1,/$













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CONTACT PERSON MS. EDEN C. BISNAR MS. MARICEL S. BAUTISTA MAY CARTEZ C. JAVATE MR. EFREN M. PATRON MR. ADRIAN C. PERALTA MS. DORIS B. FELLONE MR. RUDOLFH BRYAN GESALAN

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MT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Apr. 13, 2019

The schedule of key procurement activities for this Contract is shown below:

Bidders shall pay the BAC a non-refundable fee of PhP 25,000.00 for the Bidding Documents, upon securing hard copies of the Documents. Bidders that download the Documents from the DPWH/PhilGEPS website shall pay the fee upon submission of their bids. The Department of Public Works and Highways â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bohol 2nd 'LVWULFW (QJLQHHULQJ 2I¿FH reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process any time before the Contract Award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders, in accordance with the provisions of Section 41 of RA 9184 and its IRR. Any request for additional information concerning this bidding shall be directed to the following. 1. For further information, please refer to: PRIMITIVA E. ABAN Procurement Engineer 'HSDUWPHQWRI3XEOLF:RUNVDQG+LJKZD\V5HJLRQDO2I¿FH9,, Bohol 2nd'LVWULFW(QJLQHHULQJ2I¿FH Ubay, Bohol   Email address: dpwhbohol2@yahoo.com SGD RAIMUNDA M. LUMANTAS BAC Chairman



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1, 365 examinees pass the Electronics Engineer Licensure exams The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,365 out of 2,790 passed the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination and 1,473 out of 1,816 passed the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination given by the Board of Electronics Engineering in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi this April 2019. Seq. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111

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CORACERO, JOAN SUMIRAN CORDERO, RAY JANE NAVILLA CORIA, ARA JOYCE TABOÑAR CORO, LORRENZ MATTHEW BARRADAS CORONA, KIMBERLY JOY ALAGAO CORONEL, JOSE LEANDRO MANUZON CORPUZ, RUSSEL RIVEL CORPUZ, RYAN JORGE BASQUIÑAS CORTES, JUAN CARLOS PADRINAO CORTEZ, JOHN DANIEL VALDEZ CORTON, JONNEL BALLERA COSTACIO, LEAN JOY PEREZ CRETA, CHARLES VINCENT SENILLO CRISOSTOMO, DUNAMIS GABITANAN CRUZ, CARL PATRICK CRUZ CRUZ, INOCENCIO ED III ALMONTE CRUZ, JEANNE KRISTA LEYESA CRUZ, JOHN DIMMUEL ISIDRO CRUZ, JOHN LOUIS HALILI CRUZ, LHEAN RITCHIE CASTILLANO CRUZ, MA VISITACION AGAS CRUZ, MANUEL LUIS TORRES CRUZ, MATT DAVID BABIERA CRUZ, NIÑA MARIE ENRIQUEZ CRUZ, PHILIP JONAS MALIG-ON CRUZ, TIM VERGARA CUADERNO, ALLEN ANGELO ABIERA CUADRA, MA ANGELICA ENCONADO CUARTERO, PATRICK DALE GONZALES CUEVAS, RAY KENNETH PASILABBAN CUISIA, JOMARI MACALINDONG CUNANAN, DANIEL ISAAC CRUZ CURA, ANGEL RICA CUNANAN CURTINA, HAROLD KEVIN RATILLA CUSTODIO, NIEZEL JEE BORROMEO CUTAB, LANDER JUN OZAR DABUET, BREGANNE BABATLA DACANAY, DANISSE TATARO DAGAN, ARIANA AUDREY CIVIL DAGO-OC, STIFFANY OYAN DAGUIL, JESSA MARIE SERRANO DALUPAN, ANA-KARE-NINA MALAYAO DANAO, DHONMART LAWRENCE GARCIA DANGANAN, PAUL KELLY CABANADA DANIEL, OWEN ALBITOS DARIO, RAVEN CHRISTINE AVILA DAVID, PRINCESS BELLE MARIE REBELLO DAVID, RODEL CABRERA DAVID, RONALD JR GAMINDE DAYUPAY, RAQUEL ANIE DEL ROSARIO DE CASTILLO, JUDITH PEDRAZA DE CASTRO, JOSELITO JR PASCO DE CASTRO, KARL JOSEPH ROBERTO DE GRACIA, DINO WILFRED AVILA DE GUZMAN, FATIMA JAVIER DE GUZMAN, GEMAIMA MUÑOZ DE GUZMAN, JOMAR QUIÑA DE GUZMAN, JOSHUA ADRIAN MICHAEL SIAPNO DE GUZMAN, MARK JOHNSON CHRISTER FERRER DE GUZMAN, MIGUEL RICHNEY DUÑO DE JESUS, BRYAN DELOS REYES DE LARA, LADY CRYSTELLE RUBIN DE LEMIOS, KIMBERLY MOYA DE LEON, ELAISSA MAE CATALAN DE LEON, FLLOYD TERENCE CALUSCOS DE LEON, JERAHMEEL MARTINEZ DE LEON, JEREMIAH TOBIAS DE LEON, MCALDRYC ROHNER BOGNOT DE LEON, PAUL CHRISTIAN TAMBANGCO DE LOS REYES, ANGELA ALMOJUELA DE LUNA, VINCE ERIC BARRAQUIO DE OCAMPO, JOHN PAUL RIVERA DE SAGON, SANDRA GARCIA DE VERA, NATHAN TENGCO DE VERA, RENNZE DOMINIC SAURE DE VERGARA, IRENE VIKTORIA CELIS DE VEYRA, MIGUEL ANTONIO ROXAS DE VILLA, VAN ALFRED TALAG DEALA, JERICHO LOUIE ZAPANTA DEAÑO, GLYDEL ANNE OPIALDA DEBESA, RENDON CAMBIADO DECATORIA, ALFRED COSTAMERO DECILIO, JOHANN SEBASTIAN MENDOZA DEDACE, MARIA DANICA LACUESTA DEDUYO, JOHN CARLO DELANTAR DEJAMCO, ADRIAN GARCIA DELA CERNA, JOVILYN SEBASTIAN DELA CRUZ, ANGELICA JOYCE PUNONGBAYAN DELA CRUZ, ELLEN MAE SACULLES DELA CRUZ, EUGENE MIGUEL TAÑEDO DELA CRUZ, GLENN JANSEN CABRERA DELA CRUZ, IAN DELOS ANGELES DELA CRUZ, JOHN PAUL GESMUNDO DELA CRUZ, JOSHUA BENAIAH ARRIETA DELA CRUZ, MARTEIN RYFKA GURAT DELA CRUZ, MICO SANTOS DELA CRUZ, RALMAR GERPACIO DELA CRUZ, RAVEN AREOLA DELA CRUZ, ROGER GLEN GARCIA DELA PEÑA, ANGELICA JIMENEZ DELA PEÑA, DIRK BRUSAS DELA PEÑA, HONNYLYN GUNDAYA DELA PEÑA, JOHAREY ANGELES DELA ROSA, ZYRA MAY VALLEDOR DELARIARTE, JIORLEN DE LA CUESTA DELEMOS, ABEGAIL PANTIG DELGADO, MATT LYNNSON ESPINA DELLAVA, MA IDA DAVILA DELLOMAS, RODEL MACARAAN DELOS REYES, LORIE MAE ARARAO DELOS REYES, MARIEL ABANILLA DELOS REYES, RALPH VINCENT SANTIAGO DELOS SANTOS, LEO PAUL DAVID DELOS SANTOS, MARK LAWRENCE ODOÑO DELOSO, JOHN VINECE PAMONAG DENIAL, JOHNRAVE ANO DEOCADEZ, MARBETH CHANG DEPAYNOS, JEIFFER DIANO DEPUSOY, RANIEL MIRANDA DEQUIÑA, NIEZZIE MAY SONIER

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