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PDEA exerts role as lead anti-drug agency

VOL. 37 No. 44

Dumaguete City, Philippines

IPE: Clark’s new big Boss

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First 100 days

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Metro Dgte lot owners soon richer by P240-M

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hilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Provincial Director Rayford Yap is not discounting the possibility, and in fact, is starting to investigate certain businessmen who are allegedly financing the illegal drug trade in Negros Oriental.

Considering the perceived helplessness of law enforcement agencies in curbing this social cancer, these enterprising businessmen may have decided to join the thriving but illegal trade by using their stores and establishments as “fronts.” However, Yap assu res th at they ar e closely monitoring the illicit activities of the said businessmen. Also throwing his full support behind the campaign is FilipinoChinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Alex Sy, who is urging the authorities to build airtight cases against “businessmencum-d rug-dealer s, if any, to once and for all prove or refute PDEA’s suspicions and clear the Football fever grips Dumaguete City as the Visayas Regional Finals of the Suzuki Under 23 image of all businessFootball Tournament gets several ceremonial kicks, Friday, at the Silliman University Ballfield. men.” Nevertheless, Sy Leading the VIP kickers is Suzuki Philippines, President Satochi Uchida (center) with (L-R) maintains that the posDan Palami ,Azkals team manager; Dr. Nichol Elman; Arnel Francisco, Provincial Adminissibility of businessmen, trator; Mariano Araneta, Jr., PFF President; and Dick Emperado, NORFA President; (Photo by especially those who are JAMTAN) established ones, to use BY: RACHELLE M. NESSIA their enter pr ises as ive teams from Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, and Leyte face off fronts in the illegal drug at the SU Ballfield from April 15 to 19 from which two winning teams trade is “remote.”

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Buglasan finance explains P4M liquidation

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t’s 4 million, not 8 million pesos, as previously reported, the total cash advances of the Finance Committee of Buglasan Festival 2010, already liquidated and submitted  to the Negros Oriental Business Development Foundation, Inc. (NOBDFI). 

This was the clarificatio n issu ed by Glynda  Descuatan, Chair of the Finance Committee . She explained that the cash ad-

vances totalin g P4,052,625 were  based  on the approved budget. To make the transactions more transparent, she said, each

finance committee member was assigned specific items in the budget. For instance, one member was assigned to cash advance for expenses

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esidents of Dumaguete City, Bacong, and Sibulan will be richer by P240 million after the government shall have paid lot owners the cost of the road right of way in its grand plan to build the much-awaited circumferential road linking the three major LGUs.

The amount comprises almost 50 percent of the total project cost pegged at P500 million, broken down as follow s: P160 millio n fo r Dumaguete, P30 million for Bacong and P50 million for Sibulan. The remaining P260 million will be the actual cost of the construction of the road itself. The National Development Council and National Economic Development Authority have jointly approved and endorsed the P500 million megapr oject of bu ilding a 15kilometer and 20-meter-wide circumferential road linking the city and towns of Dumaguete,

Bacong and Sibulan. Said agencies are convinced that the project would boost economic activity as well as address the worsening traffic condition within the Metro Dumaguete area. Mayor Chiqu itin g Sagarbarria is positive that the construction will commence in 2012 and be completed the next year. The concerned local government units are expected to share the burden of paying a loan of $15 million to finance this major development project.

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he Filomeno Cimafranca Field in Silliman University was transformed into yet another deafening field as the crowd cheered during the opening ceremonies of the PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup to kick-off with the country’s most powerful kickers gracing the event at SU Ballfield last Friday. The Suzuki Team, to- last April 15 with 5 Visayan gether with the Philippine teams competing against the Football Federation (PFF) champions. These teams are Negros Oriental, City of Negros Oriental Football AsDumaguete, and the Azkals, sociation, Leyte Football opened the U23 Suzuki Cup To page 2

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critical reporting

FIRST 100 DAYS

HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

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BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

Going after the Arroyos is political vindictiveness

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s the first 100 days of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo comes to a halt, the governor, whose climb to the gubernatorial seat was one for the books, described his “honeymoon period” as “not a bed of roses.” Degamo faced the local media at the Capitol today, during which he presented the highlights of his accomplishments since he took over the highest political seat in the province on January 5, 2011, following the consecutive demise of two governors before him - first, the late Gov. Emilio C. Macias, II, and his successor, the late Gov. Agustin Perdices.

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Degamo called his honeymoon stage as “a period of frenzied activities.” “It was one piled up on top of the other, to sum it up into one very hectic schedule,” he said during the press conference. The first 100 days of a political leader is traditionally called the “honeymoon” period, Turn to page 22

GOV. ROEL DEGAMO

TOP OF THE WEEK

BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO

100 firms lead in NORECO 2: Vows no conserving energy mercy to delinquents

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ome one hundred participants representing different industrial, commercial, academe, and public utilities sectors who are directly responsible for energy conservation of their factories and companies vowed to adopt strict energy conservation measures because the rising cost of power and fuel can no longer be taken lightly. It has worsened the economic pinch and the only way is to fight back by forcing their own industries to Turn to page 5

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iting the need to promptly pay its suppliers, the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 2 promises a more aggressive drive to induce delinquents to pay their electric bills within 48 hours or face disconnection. Per records of the coop, However, Finance Ofthere are consumers who ficer Dionefred Macahig haven’t settled their electric stressed that this will no bills of up to 6 months but longer be tolerated as the are still enjoying the services coop’s private suppliers are of NORECO 2. Turn to page 5

t does not look good for President Noynoy Aquino to appear to be going after the Arroyos close to be on a personal note, because as the new president, we expect him to go on a higher plane and he has more things to do other than running after the shadow of his predecessor. It might be interpreted as having something personal rather than professional motives. -o0oP-Noy has been quoted by media in many occasions as having made side comments over his predecessor. It does not look good because he has more days to move forward rather than backwards. Let the cases of corruption, whatever against the Arroyos, be left to the hands of the Courts. Even if smaller officials like congressmen and people’s organizations are the ones filing cases against the Arroyos, people cannot help but link Malacañang behind it all. -o0oIncoming member of the Silliman University Board of  Trustees  (BOT),  Atty.  Felipe  Antonio Remollo, has been appoin ted as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).

New Clark Boss: IPE’s prize for P-Noy Victory

City to rescind deal on garbage to energy It’s back to basics

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umaguete City is poised to rescind the contract it entered with True Green Energy Group (TGEG) for the failure of the latter to establish the promised plants which shall turn wastes into energy more than a year after its signing. Vice-Mayor Alan Gel convert some 50 tons of garCordova branded TGEG as b age su pp lied by a bogus company, whose Dumaguete City. objective was to close a conConsidering that the city tract with local government produces less than 50 tons units and to prop up its cre- of garbage, the proponents dentials and secure a possi- included the towns Amlan, ble loan or grants from for- San Jose and Sibulan up eign lending institutions. north and Bacong, Valencia Under the ill-fated con- and Dauin down south of the tract, TGEG is supposed to build within six months after the signing its plants to Turn to page 23

for all city cops

on’t be surprised if you don’t find your familiar city policemen nowadays as they are undergoing intensive back-to-basics training with their colleagues from the Provincial Command taking over their station, beats and tasks. Th e 8- day tr aining, are undergoing the refresher which started Tuesday, is in course in basic intelligence, line with the 8-point initiative investigation, ethics, and the of the new PNP leadership to latest updates in law enforceenhance law enforcement ment. th rou gho ut the cou ntr y. Mayor Chiqu itin g Deputy Provincial Director Sagarbarria has been canSupt. Roy Abella and his did about his dissatisfaction contingent are temporarily of the current performance of mannin g the Dumaguete the PNP as he urged them to PNP station as the city cops Turn to page 10

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Azkals gracing the U23 National Cup Association, Iloilo Football Association, and Cebu Football Association. Suzuki President Satoshi Uchida, in his short message said, “My dream is to establish the culture of football in the Philippines. I will do my best to promote noble character in this country.” Furthermore, he said that he chose Dumaguete City as the place for the tournament simply because of the fact that this city is a University Town with different cultures meeting together. “Let this tournament promote brotherhood and camaraderie among us,” Provincial Administrator Arnel Francisco said. “Winning is just the icing on the cake. It is not a matter of winning or losing, but how you played the game,” he added. 5 members of Azkals, together with their team manager, were present during the opening of the tournament until the afternoon game almost came to a close. The players were: Yannick Tuason (#46), former Kaya Smart

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Front row, L-R: NORFA General Secretary Alfredo Bustamante, Dick Emperado of NORFA, Suzuki PR & Advertising Officer Aileen Esteban, and an officer from the Philippine Football Federation, with some of the participating teams’ players and coaches behind them during the April 14 Press Conference at the Dumaguete Press Club. Five teams will face off for the Visayas Regional Elimination Rounds at the Silliman University Ballfield from April 15 to 19, 2011. (RMN/PIA)

Striker from Manila; Paolo Pascual (# 44), a Cebuano from University of San Carlos; Ian Araneta (#23), an Ilonggo and a member of the

Philipine Air Force Football Team; Roel Gener (#6), an

Ipe’s prize for Noy’s victory here. ATENEO LAW SCHOOL BUDDIES Atty. Ipe Remollo and DBM Sec. Butch Abad CDC is the administrative and governing body of the Clark Freeport Zone, which features a 2,500hectare modern aviation complex designated as the country’s future premier gateway site to the world. T he appoi nt ment of At ty. Remoll o by Phili ppin e  Presiden t  Ben igno  Aqui no, III came along with Malacañang’s announcement on new leadership of other government offices. Atty. R em ollo obtained fr om Silliman University his High  School  Diploma in  1977  and a degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, in 1981. He has served as Mayor of Dumaguete City and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Silliman University. His reelection into the Silliman BOT came after the expiration of his full term on May 31, 2008. Atty. Remollo is presently Senior  Vice-President at  Prudential Guarantee.

For decades and ages, people against Marcos were filing cases – multi-million dollar cases — against the dictator, and until today, the Marcoses, instead of being jailed, are now friends with Noy Aquino even if the Marcoses were main suspects, in whatever way, in the killing of his father, Ninoy. -o0oWhat is happening is that it would appear in almost every Arroyo case that some To page 23


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Alternatives to corruption

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Pros and cons of K12

ne cannot really get t o fully praise nor condemn the new forthcoming K12 educational system,   which for short, means adding two more years of high school, hoping wit hout assuring that  the high school graduates of the future will be more skilled, more mature, and better assured of getting a job here or abroad, even if he or she is just a  high school graduate. That’s the good intention of K12 education and we truly support the concept. But sometimes, the risk factors and the realities of the times, might pose as hindrances to achieve such a good idea. The education people have patterned K12 education on t he Western world, wherein children, after high school, can opt to work or cont inue their  academics. Under Philippine conditions, we really favor the empowerment of the high school graduates to be able to  qualify for a job even though how measly, but  at least they will have their sense of self-reliance from the hardships of their parents. But my friends, the issue is not independence, but the issue is the ability to acquire knowledge, the right attitude, enough hirable skills, and finally, good habits to be able to land a job. If the student has these four traits, knowledge, attitude, skill, and good habits (K.A.S.H.),

then even if they go through 10 or 12 years of high school, we believe the acquisition of these four traits are enough qualifications for a high school graduate to be hired for a job. The issue, too, is not the number of years in high school, but the  rate of quality education being imparted by quality teachers upon our students in the public schools. The risks involved are the lack of funds, lack of teachers and  classrooms, lack of educational materials like books, and others, which are perennial problems during every school opening.   With K12, we do not expect these problems to disappear, but these present problems will only escalate if we cannot solve these problems now. How much more under 4 years of junior high, and 2 years of senior high? First, let us solve the present problems, like lack of skilled and qualified teachers, lack of classrooms, lack of books and educational materials, and even lack of funds. We must also stop the corruption in the instructional materials department in the public schools by hiring more qualified aut hors to writ e qualit y-t est ed textbooks and not just any Tom-Dick-andHarry who are hired, just  for the money and not for the quality. So what can you expect from the graduates of K12?

Corruption is as old as the creation of man. Even in Genesis, corruption was already present. When Adam and Eve came to life on Earth, they became the corrupted. The corruptor was the crafty serpent. The sales pitch was: “Eat the glowing but forbidden apple, and you will gain knowledge beyond your imagination.” Eve was tempted. She was enticed. She yielded. So corruption was in the alpha. Likely, corruption will also be in the omega. Corruption is part of realities. If you are a public official who prefers not to engage in corruption, there are ways you can convert or divert a corrupt offer into something legitimate and above-board that would be meaningful for the community. Former Senator Nene Pimentel, who was once a local public official (Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City), fondly recalls that there were many attempts to corrupt him when he was mayor. One incident that he has not forgotten was the monetary offer by an influential business organization in Cagayan de Oro to him. Pimentel related that soon after he was elected mayor, he was invited by a business group for a meeting. Prior to the meeting, he was tipped that the business group was known to have given the incumbent mayor money for the group’s protection. In other words, the businessmen would give the mayor a regular “allowance,” so long as the mayor will lay his hands off the activities of the business group, whether legal or illegal. The money usually offered was twice the mayor’s salary which was only P5,000 a month at that time. So it was an enticing offer. When he met the group, he told them that he To page 23

From drummer boy to “star complex”

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

he “Star Complex” sickness that afflicts TV Host Willy Revillame is a long walk away from his hungry years as an average drummer boy of a forgettable band. Today, Willy Revillame probably earns close to a billion pesos a year from hosting (P1 million per episode?), product endorsements, emceeing in corporate shows, and being the co-producer of his Channel 5’s “Willing Willie” prime time evening show. Business tycoon Manny Manny earns big buckaroos laughter to the audience (live and Pangilinan oversaw Willy’s es- and lifts the nation in the eyes on TV), and they rake in the profcape from legal entanglement of the world; Willy earns the its  with ABS-CBN and made his same at the expense of other Many times in the past, show “the center of gravity” of people and decency. Who is the TV host has been slapped Channel 5’s programming. responsible for likes of a on the wrist for indecency and Revillame has mansions in Revillame gone berserk like a arrogance on TV – with mere Quezon City and Tagaytay and runaway train, brakes dam- suspensions. It seems that he ritzy condos everywhere plus two aged? The regulatory agen- knows his decadence but yet yachts and many expensive cars cies, the networks, and the Fili- bullies everyone as if to say: and jewelry. He is reported to be pino audience - that’s who. “Come and get me!” Revillame building a medium-sized mall Like his personal life littered with the “star complex” is near ABS-CBN, no less. with short-lived romances and a ready to take on all comers. Based on money earned shorter marriage, Revillame’s The death of 74 fans in a alone, Revillame can be an record as a TV host is framed by stampede in ULTRA for his object of jealousy by many, coarse words and lewd jokes. He “Wowowee” episode in 2006 did except if we would pick the has little sensitivity regarding the not chasten his spirit that he can world’s best boxer, Manny feelings of others on the show, Pacquiao, anytime over him. as long as the episode brings To page 7

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Republ ic of the P hili ppines REGI ONAL T RIAL COURT 7th Judicial Regi on Branch 45 Bais Ci ty SPL. PROC. NO. BY-10-50 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY OF THE BIRTH RECORDS OF ANGELIT O LERIO and ANGELA LERIO before THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL REGIS TRAR OF BINDOY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, represented by his Mother VILMA C. LERIO, ANGELITO LERI O and ANGELA LERIO Represented by thei r mother V ILMA C. LERIO, Peti ti oner, – v ersus – MRS. REMEDIOS BV. TENDERO, i n her capacity as the Local Civ il Regi strar of Bindoy, Negros O riental, Respondent. x———————————————————————/

AMENDED ORDER Before this Court is a verified petition for Correction of Entri es of the Birth Record of ANGELITO LERI O and ANGELA LERIO represented by thei r mother VILMA C. LERIO, filed through counsel, Atty. Benjami n H. Lajot, Jr. on October 8, 2010, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall issue directing the Office of the Local Ci vil Registrar of Bindoy, Negros Oriental, to m ake the fol lowing, corrections, v iz: 1. Orderi ng the correction of entries in the birth certificate of ANGELITO LERIO: A. i n the name entry from ANGELITO LERIO DUMAM-AG to ANGELITO LERIO; B. in the father name entry from ROMEO LOMOLJO DUMAM-AG to UNKNOWN; C. Date and Place of Marriage of Parents entry from May 05, 2000-Novaliches, Quezon City to NOT APPLICABLE. 2. Ordering the correction of entries in the Bi rth Certificate of ANGELA LERIO; A. in the name entry from ANGELA LERIO DUMAM-AG to ANGELA LERIO; B. i n the father name entry from ROMEO LOMOLJO DUMAM-AG to UNKNOWN C. Date and Place of Marriage of Parents entry from May 05, 2000 – Noval iches, Quezon City to NOT APPLICABLE. 3. Directing herein respondent to make the necessary corrections in the above-m entioned bi rth records i n its office. Fi nding the petition to be suffi cient in form and substance, the court sets the i ni tial heari ng thereof on MAY 23, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the m orning, at the Session Hall of thi s court at which date, time and pl ace, all interested persons may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let thi s O rder be publi shed in a new spaper of general circul ati on in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive w eeks, before the date of hearing. Petiti oner i s hereby di rected to furnish the Local Ci vil Registrar of Bindoy, Negros Oriental of this order with a coy of the peti tion and i ts annexes and to the Office of the S oli citor General wi th address at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi V illage, Makati Ci ty and show proof of servi ce thereof. SO ORDERED. Bai s City, Phi lippi nes, March 7, 2011. The Negros Chronicle (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ April 3, 10 & 17, 2011 Judge

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NORECO 2: ...

From page 2 conserve energy consumption. On a bigger scale, an estimated P60 billion can be saved annually if all the companies in our country will implement the energy efficiency measures using the ASEAN-developed energy management system. The Department of Energy, during the recently held National TrainingWorkshop on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Dumaguete City, in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), have targeted to train 600 companies in 15 selected cities in the country on energy management system. Everyone is enjoined to promote energy efficiency and conservation for buildings and share best practices from different sectors so that we can all adapt the strategies and innovations that lessen climate change. Even the simple heating of food for the next meal instead of cooking fullscale for every meal, car

From page 2 demanding prompt payments and has shortened the grace period to 15 days. Previously, NAPOCOR, and later, PSALM, then GOCC, usually allow NORECO 2 a grace period of up to 30 days. How ev er, un der th e present set-up, NORECO 2 mu st p ay Green Cor e Geothermal, Inc., a private company, an average of P65 million monthly. The coop also needs to raise P20-25 million more to pay the NGCP, and P3-5 million to alternative suppliers KEPCO an d WESM. (By D em s Demecillo)

pooling especially here in this university town, putting off unused lights and switches, parking our vehicles afar and walking instead of riding in heavy traffic downtown area, and finally, using low-watt lamps and bulbs can promote energy conservation. It was stressed that if one can only lower your electric bills by ten percent, that will be more than a success in beating the rising cost of power and fuel.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Stationed at Dumaguete City In the matter of correction of erroneous entries in the Certificate of Marriage and the Passport of Eric G. Madrelejo, Petitioner, SP. PROC. NO. 390 – versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TANJAY CITY and the (Passport Section) Department of Foreign Affairs. Respondents. x——————————————————————————/

ORD ER Filed before this Court is a verified petition for correction of entries in the Certificate of Marriage and the Passport of the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing an order be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Tanjay City to correct the petitioner’s date of birth in his Certificate of Marriage from 9 February 1983 to 19 August 1983 and an order directing the Passport Section, Department of Foreign Affairs to correct the entry on the date of birth of the petitioner’s passport from 9 August 1983 to 19 August 1983. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the petitioner is hereby directed to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the Cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Canlaon and Bayawan at least one a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Local Civil Registrar of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental or any person having or claiming any interest under the entries whose correction and change is sought, may file within fifteen (15) days from notice of said Petition or from the last publication of said notice, an opposition thereto. Any interested persons may appear before this Court at the scheduled hearing of this case on May 26, 2011 at 9:30 o’clock in the morning and show cause why the petition should not be granted. SO ORDERED. Given this 17th day of February, 2011, Dumaguete City, Philippines. The Negros Chronicle April 10, 17 & 24, 2011

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“Go, tell the judge”

NSSM 200 - Cultural Imperialism!

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ur  cook of  42 years  never met   Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo. But  she  shares a beef  with  the  Ang Galing Pinoy  representative who, if  Bureau of Internal Revenue Kim-Jacinto Henares  is correct, skipped  reporting  on wealth that ballooned 17 times in eight years.  She didn’t ask about the net worth of “Mikey” and wife, Angela .Going by their  replied   So, we  spread  Inquirer Statements of Assets and Liabili- on the table. On Page A-21, the ties (SALNs), the young headline read: : “COA: P1 billion Arroyos ’ net worth bolted from of  ARRM  fund wasted  under P5.7 million in 2001 to .P99.2 Ampatuan.” million in 2009. In those years, Governor Zaldy Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was Ampatuan’s office “spent president.  P`116,699  on one meal alone.”,  “Mikey is  right,”, our  a special audit  reports.. ” household  ‘chef”  insists. ARRM ’s  P1.003 billion dis “Prices of  food  have  bursements  had bogus  docurisen. So, has  cooking gas. mentation.  Graft  distorts   Everything.  Everything”.  food  prices. She  marshals  market  stall  Social   Weather  Stations’ level  data to back up her  March  survey  reports  that  4.1 million  families  went hungry, at grouse. “Suppose  a governor spent  P116,699 to host a meal?”, we respond. “Are you serious?,” she Turn to page 11

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BY: JOHNY M ERCADO

(E-mail: juanlmercado@gmail.com )

he US government –funded population programs have been mostly responsible in generating interest and launching family planning programs in the world. Fearful of the backlash and budget these “concerns” becharges of cultural imperialism, came the mantra of groups in the US government has brain- developing countries, the rewashed its target countries by cipients of generous grants emphasizing with obvious either directly from the us govtongue-in-cheek that its popula- ernment or through “foundation programs is only concerned tions”, who are now chanting such slogans as women’s with: A) The right of the indi- right over their bodies, popuvidual couple to determine lation control as the way out freely and responsibly their of poverty etc.. Converted into number and spacing of chil- legislative initiatives populadren and to have information, tion control became the road education, and the means to to Reproductive Health Bill. Demographic science has so. B) The fundamental social taken the back seat as politicians and economic development of and journalists have become inpoor countries in which rapid stant health and development population growth is both a con- experts. The prophets of doom, tributing cause and consequence of widespread poverty. Turn to page 11 Backed up by a huge

A Journey Through Cancer

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he greatest tragedy of all is when we fail to find gold in the hearts of people. In every fiber of the heart, there lies a glittering light. Sometimes it is just a flicker, and then it is gone… or is it? In the 19th century, moun- from their hearts, and spread it tains of gold can be present for a like a beacon of light. Others long, long time, but even if it is might have never thought that magnified 1,500 times, the gold they have that precious jewel becan never be seen by a human cause, all their lives, they were eye. labeled as worthless and a scum But today, modern tech- of the earth. nology can extract those tons Yet there are those who, no of gold, but it takes some kind matter what, are mining for gold in of a process for the gold to be the hearts of men. Because they separated from dust. believe, that even in the simplest or First, tons of ore are crushed the most complex of an individual like sand, and then cyanide is some kind of good is hidden. To added to dissolve the granules them, I would like to take off my hat. into a clear solution, then zinc is First let me introduce you to added, and Lo and behold, the my new friends, whom I met gold emerges. through writing this column. They It might take a long proc- are Noel and Tess Clarke, a lovess, but it takes time for the ing couple who have been workgold to come out. ing for years to help people who For people, some have an had problems with alcohol and easier way to extract that gold drugs. (Turn to page 16)

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hile I am not a fan of President Obama, it is time we put an end to this distracting and useless argument about where he was born and his eligibility to be President. FIRST: If neither of Presi- papers have Barack Obama’s dent Obama’s parents had been birth announcement in their American citizens, under the “An- newspaper archives.  Regardchor Baby” law, he would still be less of Donald Trump’s statea natural born citizen as long as ment to the contrary, several he was born in America. He investigations have docuwould be legally eligible to be mented teachers and students President as an “Anchor Baby”. who remember Barack Obama The fact that President Obama’s as a student and classmate in mother was an American citizen Hawaii. makes him a citizen no matter THIRD: Last count there where he was born. The only were some 17 civil suits demandquestion then would be, “What is ing President Obama prove he is natural born”? Natural born is not a “natural born citizen” and qualidefined in the Constitution. For- fied to be President. All 17 cases tunately we do not have to an- have been thrown out of court. swer that question. One lawyer was even fined for SECOND: Hawaiian Gov- filing a “frivolous lawsuit”. The ernor  Linda Lingle and her only body that can challenge a Director of Health  Doctor Presidential candidate or sitting Chiyome Fukino both verify President is Congress. Ignoring that Barack Hussein Obama the fact that Congress has alwas born in Hawaii and is a ready unanimously passed a bill “natural born citizen”. In addi- proclaiming President Obama to tion, two local Hawaiian newsTurn to page 11

JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)

Footsteps and Fingerprints

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E need to be reminded of this point—and urgently. I’m afraid we are on a runaway train in this regard. We need to control it, fix the tracks, change the personnel if necessary. Oh, if things were only as simple as that! All around us are not only first of the heart, then the mind, signs and traces but clear, explicit the attitudes, the lifestyle. expressions of self-glorification. Yes, we have to be rebels. In whatever human aspect is in- We need to fiercely fight volved—in the area of thought, against our own selves first, creativity or the body—vanity, then everything else around us conceit, arrogance, greed, self- that keeps us complacent and indulgence and their ilk take self-satisfied, hamstrung by charge. privilege and other invented They are not anymore perks in our life. leashed, fenced, much less, Glory should only be given hidden. They are put on dis- to God. ¨Deo omnis gloria,¨ as the play, allowed to move freely in saying goes. It belongs to him open range. They have man- properly. If ever there is someaged to build such a worldwide thing of it in us, let´s be sure it web of infra- and superstruc- can only be a sharing with God´s tures—language, fashion, atti- glory. It would be a glory that tudes—that they now seem would bring us closer to him, not invincibly entrenched in our farther. system. Thus, we need to immediIndeed, to rid ourselves of ately cut anything that would them, or at least to put them un- lead us to some human der some control, would require nothing less than a revolution, Turn to page 11

BY AMB. JOSE V. ROMERO, JR., PH.D

Holy Week

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oday we are entering Holy Week, a time the Church gives us as a sort of stillpoint and stopover every year. It is a time to pause for awhile from our ordinary daily activities and retrace the origins of our faith journey. In so doing, we recharge our life batteries in preparation for the challenges to come.

I have spent Holy Week in many different ways. One year our family and four other families retreated to a small remote island off the coast of Quezon Province where we explored nature, had bonfires at night on the beach, watched the stars and the moon serenade each other, oohed and aahed at the phosphorescence lighting up the dark sea, and bonded with each other. The children laid out a creative Way of the Cross going from coconut tree to coconut tree. We sang songs in the dawning mornings and explored rustic paths during the lazy afternoons. I remember waking up in

the middle of the night on Easter eve and hearing heavenly music from across the sea. It seemed as if the angels themselves were singing hymns around the throne of God, and I felt like I could just reach out and touch a corner of eternity the stars were so close. I later learned that it was only a choir singing the midnight vigil in a church on the distant mainland! But to me, that night, heaven became real! One Holy Thursday Jun and I hosted a Lord’s Day ritual and dinner at home for a group of lay Turn to page 9

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decide to either be a Pied Piper who will lead the fans to their moral death or elevate them into a higher plain of entertainment. He has chosen the first one, apparently. Willy thought in 2009 that he was “national figure” enough to complain why the burial of a (Cory Aquino) democratic icon who restored Willy’s right to free speech in 1986 and voted Time’s 100 Most Influential Woman choice in the last century should be inserted in his TV show. A sad episode (funeral) – even if a million watched – was no match for our superstar’s “self-importance.” Willy was buried in right there with an avalanche of brickbats. His presidential candidate lost miserably, by the way. Live on TV in 2010, Willy dared his host station ABS-CBN to choose between him and another talent, Jobert Sucaldito, an entertainment commentator, because they were in conflict, and threatened he would switch stations. The genie had gone out of his bottle and had no intention of coming back. Willy thought he had become bigger than the network.

There is now a slew of cases between ABS and Revillame, as he transferred to Channel 5 as a result. The latest incident of a 6year old boy exploited to dance the “Macho Dance” which is done by males in gay bars – and in front of unsatisfied matrons – last March 21 (even while the boy was in tears) is the latest of our superstar’s insensitivity. The segment went viral throughout the Internet with probably a million viewers by now. The market went into an anti-Willy frenzy of condemnation and asked the advertisers to boycott the Channel 5 show. Mr. Arrogance still crowed that the boy owed him for letting his “talent” be known, and had helped the parents get the customary P10,000 talent fee. Mr. Proud even threatened the sponsors that if they pull out their ads, the public will not buy their products. Willy Revillame now thinks he has the entire Philippine consumer industry under his thumb. What consuming arrogance to the max or the highest level, in showbiz lingo. In defense, the network’s excuses were presence of parental consent; that the tears were borne out of fear of a giant basketball player beside him; that the boy’s grimness was

for hating to show his missing front teeth, and his seriousness due to his dedication to his craft – on the part of the 6-year old Jan-Jan, his name is. All those are horse manure. The fact is that episode seems violative of Section 10 of R.A. 7610 on Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. Etta Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights, and the Movie and Television Regulatory Commission Board (MTRCB) are not going to go easy on this. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will debrief the boy to rid him of youthful trauma that boys his age will inevitably suffer because of the highly unusual public viewing of gyrations of libidinal suggestions done at a very innocent age. Overwhelming events such as that which generate extreme emotions of pain, torment or love experienced at that age often leave irreparable damage or unremitting good – depending on the quality of the child’s experience. The regulatory board (in the past) had warned time and again the same TV host that repeated misdemeanors on his part will be treated more

harshly in the future by them. Well, the drummer boy still twists and shouts every night (except Sunday) after all these years. And do you think the network will pull the plug on its No. 1 Superstar and forego the millions in potential profits because of him? The Almighty Profit rules. This is where the entire Philippine audience is gravely at fault. We continue to watch and applaud the inanities, the indecency, and the exploitation of the poor that happen in our idiot box every night. We are the reason for their high audience ratings. The audience, truly, gets the kind of programs that they deserve. Truly, one cannot legislate class, and decency is no longer held high in our homes. That is why, sad to say, the likes of Willy Revillame, will be around for a long, horny while. For comments, email to bingo_dejaresco@yahoo.com.ph or bohol-rd@mozcom.com


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Godly Passion For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again. –– II Corinthians 5:14-15

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assure you …this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” Luke 21:3-4

Some believers look at others who have high energy personalities and say, “If I were wired with 220 volts like you, I’d be filled with zeal and passion for God, too. But I have a totally different temperament. I’m one of those 110volt folks.” Passion for Jesus is not a personality trait. You can have the gentlest human makeup possible and still be consumed with the fire of God. You may not express your passion in the same way a “220- volt” type of personality does, but that fiery devo-

tion will be there, and it will be just as real. It doesn’t matter how much human energy or natural zeal we possess. Passion for Jesus is the fruit of recognizing His dedication to us—not the fruit of our dedication to Him. We will walk in a life of commitment to Him because He is committed to us. When we stand before God, not a person on earth will be able to say, “I gave more to You than You gave to me.”

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a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”    “Blessed  is he  who  comes  in the  name of the Lord!” “Hosanna[ in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

In contrast to the way most of us handle our money, this widow gave all she had to live on. When we consider ourselves generous in giving a small percentage of our income to the Lord, we resemble those who gave “a tiny

Dispelling the myths Behind conception, contraception and abortifacient drugs Part I

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ha ve made a r esearch on the facts on conception, contr acep tio n, a nd abortifacients drugs, and I came across this article by J.C. FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG Wil lke, MD and Bradley Mattes, MBS entitled “Dispelling the Myths behind Conception, Contraception, and  Abortifacient Drugs.  This will take the next series of our information drive about the ill-effects of contraceptives. There is a significant amount of misinformation circulating regarding human fertilization, embryo implantation and the first week of life. Here are the known scientific facts. When sperm are deposited in a woman’s vagina, they swim through the cervix (the mouth of the womb), through the uterus and out through her fallopian tubes. This journey can take as short a time as 30 minutes. At the end of the tube is the ovary. If an ovum (egg) waits, a sperm can penetrate the ovum resulting in fertilization. Sperm can survive as long as a week within the female genital track, but are probably only capable of fertilizing an ovum for about 48 hours after intercourse. During monthly ovulation an egg breaks out of the surface of the ovary. From the time ovulation occurs, and the egg becomes available for union with a sperm, it is capable of being fertilized for probably not much more than twelve hours. It is because of these rather narrow time frames that the great majority of acts of natural intercourse do not result in a pregnancy. If and when a sperm does penetrate the shell of the ovum, it sheds its tail, and will proceed slowly into the center of the ovum. Its 23 chromosomes will line up next to the ovum’s 23 chromosomes, thus constituting a new cell, a fertilized ovum of 46 chromosomes. From the entrance of the sperm until the first cell division is a period of about 24 hours. What is present at fertilization is an entire Turn to page 11

t takes God to love God. It takes a progressive revelation of God’s infinitely satisfying love; His exuberant affections and His indescribable beauty to awaken the church and compel her to give herself wholly back to Him. Like Paul, believers will be compelled by this knowledge of God’s love.

part of their surplus.” Jesus admired the widow’s generous and sacrificial giving. As believers we should consider increasing our giving—whether money, time, or talents—to a point beyond mere convenience.

Matthew 21:1-11  As  they  approached  Jerusalem  and he Greek word anthrôpos designates a human became to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, ing. In the Old Testament, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, the Hebrew word âdhâm “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once refers to man as a conyou will find a donkey tied there, with her cretely existing group distinct from the animals and colt by her. Untie them and bring them to other created things. The REV. FR. ROMAN C. me. If anyone says anything to you, say SAGUN, JR. popular etymology implicit in that the Lord needs them, and he will send Gen. 2:7 derives this name them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say from dâmah, meaning soil or clay. Though made of clay, he lives by the breath of to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to God. Basic to the Old Testament conception of man you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on

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is that he is God’s creature. Having been created by God, man has the duty of acknowledging His divine majesty and following his divine will. Moreover, man has also great dignity because he is made in the image and likeness of God; thus, he is Lord of the Universe (Gen. 1:26ff.) However, man sins by becoming disobedient and death entered into the world. Yet, according to the Hebrew belief, God keeps an active interest in human life and its affairs even in the face of man’s mortality and sinfulness. Following the Old Testament conception of man, the New Testament writers view man as either for or against God (Mt. 6:24). He becomes a saint or a sinner insofar as he believes or does not believe in Christ, the Savior and Lord of the universe (cf. J. 1:24). In Pauline literature, man is also seen according to his Godward-immortal side as well as according to this physical mortal side (cf. 2 Cor. 4:16). Living in a Hellenistic and Judaic milieu, Paul apparently adheres to the belief that each man bears in himself a divine attribute, which languishes in the body as in a prison (Rom. 7:23). On the other hand, “man” denotes the renewed being of the convert to Christ in contrast to the sinful being of the unconverted man (cf. Rom. 6:6). More significant is the image of the “new man” who receives new life by his incorporation into Christ, the Last Adam, the initiator of the consummated creation of God (Rom. 5:12ff.; 1 Cor. 15:28). Fundamental to Paul’s Christian anthropology Turn to page 14

Sunday Thoughts JESUS WOULD NOT SAVE HIMSELF “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. “ Mathew 27;42 On Good Friday, our thoughts are trained on the middle cross on Calvary. Many of our hymns were inspired by the sight of our Lord hanging on the cross. We are able to hear one hymn, “When Our Dear Lord Was On the Cross,” the DR. PROCESO UDARBE seven words of Jesus on the cross. When Jesus says “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing,” it is his response to what the crowds below were shouting in derision of the suffering Jesus. They were saying: “He saved others; himself he cannot save; if he be the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross, and we will believe him. “That happened in the Year 33 A.D., but the words keep ringing in our ears. That cry of derision was the third cruel thing that was inflicted on Jesus. The first was when the servants of the High Priest spat on his face and slapped him with the palms of their hands. The

second was done by the soldiers who put a scarlet robe about him, with farcical scepter in his hand and a crown of thorns on his head; they even struck him on the head. And the third was this word of derision: “He saved others; himself he cannot save. “Today, centuries after that spectacle, what do we think of these words? First of all, we wonder at the crowd’s outright hostility. We who have read our New Testament as well as the Old (particularly Isaiah 53—“he was bruised for our transgressions”), we are struck angry at their cruelty and anger. Why were the leaders of the temple and the synagogue so incensed against the Master? He questioned some of their stringent laws, such as their Sabbath law, and Jesus gave them a higher law, that is, “It is a good to save life on the Sabbath.” Jesus took away the splendor of the authority of the priest, scribes, and elders by the healing miracles he performed. Jesus took away from them the Turn to page 14


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OPERATION ALAYON “Dugo mo kinabuhi ko” Ubay-ubay na sa atong mga kaigsuonan ang inyong natabangan nga anaa sa maayo ug liwas nga kahimtang. Ngani, kami sa DYEM Star Energy FM family dako kaayo ug pasalamat sa kanunay ninyong pagsunod sa am ong m ga program a gikan sa kaadlawon hangtud sa panahon sa kagabihon, kay pinaagi niini, makasabot kamo ug nganong anaa kining REX CORNELIO Operation Alayon nga magkutay sa mga hangyo sa atong mga kabus nga kaigsuonan paingon kaninyong Coordinator mga maarang-arang ug kahimtang. Tinuod ug dili ikalimud nga kamo ang mitabang ug dili kami. Ug labaw pang tinuod nga daghan na kaayo ang inyong gitabangan. Usa sa dili nako mahimong hikalimtan mao kadtong usa ka RHEA JEAN DELA CRUZ, ang pasyente nga 3 ka bulan ang pangidaron nga taga-bukirang bahin sa Mabinay. Marso 26, adlaw‘ng Sabado, mao kining adlawa nus-a nangayo ug hinabang ang usa ka apohan nga si Josephine Kadusale para sa iyang apo nga hilabihan ka luspad ug luya na kaayo tungod kay kulang ug dugo. Misugilon si lola Josephine sa ilang kalisud tungod kay nahurot na ang ilang gamayng kwarta sa mga galastohan diha sa maong tambalanan. Mipabuhagay si lola Josephine sa iyang mga luha, nangayo ug tabang sa katawhan nga nagpamati sa programa sa kahanginan, ang Operation Alayon sa Good Morning Dumaguete. Wala madugay, nagpusot-pusot ang text gikan sa mga nagpaminaw sa panawagan ni Lola Josephine, ang uban mianha gayud sa sibyaanan, ang uban mitawag kay motunol ug hinabang. Malipayon si lola nga mibalik sa ospital nga nagbitbit sa iyang nadawat nga donasyon gikan sa mga tigpaminaw, sa pamasin nga mapalit na ang dugo nga ilang gikinahanglan para sa bata nga si Rhea Jean. Marso 28 sa buntag, human sa among programang Agri Negosyo, kauban ni Sir Efren dela Cruz, milahus ko didto sa ospital aron komustahon ang kahimtang sa bata. Nasayran nga wala pa gayud kadungagi ug dugo si Rhea Jean bisan pa sa kadaghan na sa mga tawo nga ilang gibayaran ang screening sa laboratory sa pamasin nga mopasar aron kakuhaan ug dugo nga ikaabuno sa bata. Ingon niini ka bililhon ang dugo sa usa ka tawo. Daw nawad-an sa paglaum ang tibuok pamilya ni Rhea Jean, misugilon ang amahan nga ila nalang iguwa ang bata tungod kay nawad-an na silag paglaum. Luya na kaayo ang bata tungod sa kakulang sa dugo niini. Apan wala ko makabsi sa pagsalig sa labing gamhanang Dios sa langit. Gidala ko ang amahan sa sibyaanan, nanawagan kami pag usab sa katawhan ubos sa dakong pagtuo nga buligang Dios. Dugang hinabang ang nag-abot-abot ug ang labing dakong grasya nga gihatag sa Dios niadtong buntaga, mao ang usa ka tigpaminaw nga misaad nga magpakuha ug dugo. “Daghan kaayong salamat, Mr. Ker Amper.” Kining tawhana ang midonar ug dugo para sa bata gikan sa pag-proseso sa laboratory hangtud na sa pagkuha gayud sa iyang dugo nga nagsugod ug alas 9:00 sa buntag nga miabut gyud ug alas 9:00 sa gabii. Ingon niini ang sakripisyo ni Mr. Ker Amper aron lang makatabang. Daghan kaayong salamat, Ker. Tinuod gayud ang panultihon nga “DUGO MO, KINABUHI KO”. April 1, alas 3:54 sa hapon, hingpit nga nakagawas ang pasyente uban ang pamilya dela Cruz nga malipayon kaayong nakapauli na sa ilang panimalay. Salamat sa Dios. Salamat sa mga donors: DOH Pharmaceutical Distributor, 2nd Dist. Board Member Hon. Rutillo Lumjod, Nick Samson, anonymous Upper Talay - 150, Mr. Jason Orbeta - 500, Kuya Jess Estrabella - 60, Ma’am Jassilyn Frye - 500, Mr. Oscar Infante - 1,500, Mr. Mapili - 500, Mr. Johnny Limbaga - 100, ug ang DYEM Star Energy FM Family. Daghang salamat kaninyong tanan, hinaut nga modaghan ang susama kaninyong kasing-kasing nga andam kanunay motabang sa mga nagkinahanglan... GOD BLESS US ALL!

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workers in our parish. We followed the Jewish traditional ceremony and dinner, complete with roa st l amb, bit ter herb s, unleavened bread, and red wine. It was a truly memorable experience. Most of the years, though, Jun and I have stayed at home and we plan to do so this year. We use the quiet of these days to de-stress, to catch up on our reading, writing and sleeping, to lengthen our prayer times, and grow closer to each other and to God. This is a time of year when I reflect on the many instances where I have journeyed together with my Savior and walked in His footsteps. I thank Him for the times that He has carried me across the difficult periods in my life and held me close when sorrows or troubles have burdened me. In my meditation, I relive the many times He has left His fingerprints on the colourful canvas of my life, when He has guided me through the dark valleys, when He has held my hand in friendship, and we have drawn pictures of joy and hope in the sand together. To me, Holy Week is a treasured time every year to retrace the journey He chose to take, from heaven to earth, from the Cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky, so that I, and all Christians, would have the hope of heaven to nourish in our hearts. It is a time to remember and accept that without the Good Fridays in our lives, we would not be able to celebrate and enjoy the Easter Sundays. My prayer for this week is for all of us: may our Good Fridays be few and our Easter Sundays be many and glorious!

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It’s back to basics ... (From page 2) The MEV Dance Company was invited to perform at the CCP for the International Dance Festival on April 27 to 30, 2011. They will present ballet, tap, and jazz numbers and will be joining the outreach programs togeher wih other foreign dance companies. (L-R) Paty Opsima, Kate Belarmino, Camille Elli, Alana Vicente, Sheena Du, Ricamae Barandog, Marya Inocencio

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the CIVIC circle From page 16

BY LELE MARTINEZ (Civic clubs and organizations are welcome to submit their articles and pictures about their services and activities. It is free of charge. Deadline for submission is Wednesday. You may send by email to: dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com – EDITOR) cjomartinez@yahoo.com oday, Christians around the world celebrates Palm Sunday; here in our city, we will see people bringing palms made into crosses and other designs. Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem when the populace cut boughs from the trees and strewed them as He passed, acknowledging him as King and Son of David. Palm Sunday also reminds us that after the honor and praises Jesus received on Palm Sunday, He will go through the betrayal, suffering and death on the Cross. Throughout history, palm branches have been used as an emblem of joy

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and victory. Today, people will bring coconut or the native palmera “palm” leaves to church to be blessed on Palm Sunday and bring them home as a symbol of God’s protection and blessing for their family. The blessed palms are displayed on many Filipino homes and these will later be brought to the church before Ash Wednesday the next year for the ashes used to mark the foreheads of Catholics on Ash Wednesday. For centuries man has professed the existence of a Supreme Being, however, that Divine creator is known. The  new  age  and modern technology enhanced man’s knowledge and capa-

bility that some people believe science solves and explains all the wonders of the Universe, taking God out of the bigger picture. Man has achieved more in this one century than all the centuries past, and many believe that man is sufficient unto himself. Alongside those who do not believe in a Divine Creator, there are also many in other parts of the world who are not allowed to practice their faith freely. For many of us living in a Christian country like the Philippines, it is a privilege to openly declare one’s Christian faith - an expression of one’s belief in a God – a Fa-

ther, Shepherd, Friend and Savior who cares for all His creation.  When the chips are d ow n, b eyon d family, friends, wealth and power, for the Christian, it is his God who is his steadfast rock and salvation.  This season, going into the Holy Week, is a good time to reflect on our faith. What is in my heart when I declare my faith? What do people see when they see a person who calls himself a Christian? Let me share this beautiful poem passed on by my friend Mirzah:

When I Say “I Am A Christian” by Carol Wimmer When I say... “I am a Christian,” I’m not shouting “I am saved,” I’m whispering “I get lost! That is why I chose this way.” When I say... “I am a Christian,” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need someone to be my guide. When I say... “I am a Christian,” I’m not trying to be strong. I’m professing that I’m weak and pray for strength to carry on. When I say... “I am a Christian,” I’m not bragging of success.

I’m admitting I have failed and cannot ever pay the debt. When I say... “I am a Christian,” I’m not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are too visible, but God believes I’m worth it. When I say... “I am a Christian,” I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches which is why I seek His Name. When I say... “I am a Christian,” I do not wish to judge. I have no authority. I only know I’m loved.

The entire police force of Dumaguete City, composed of more than 80 officers and personnel, have been locked here for a number of days to hone their policing skills. launch an all-out and unrelenting operation against illegal drugs and gambling even as he received assurances

from City PNP Officer-in-Charge Police Sr. Insp. Eduardo Oira of his charges’ fine performance.

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fficials of Barangay Looc, whose village gained notoriety as Dumaguete City’s haven for the illegal drug trade, must undergo drug tests to erase doubts that they too are hooked in illegal drugs. The declaration was made by the which render the efforts of their well-meanchieftain of the village, Angelita Ragay, ing colleagues to eradicate the menace in who is disturbed by the continued presence of drug pushers and users in Looc, total vain. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency despite her best efforts to cooperate with the authorities. Chief Rayford Yap has earlier tagged Assertions are made by some resi- Bar an gays Loo c, Calin dagan an d dents that some village watchmen and elected officials are protectors or them- Cadawinonan as top drug havens in this selves using or selling illegal drugs, capital city.

Army nabs alleged SPARU assassin

oldiers belonging to the 11th Infantry Battalion finally arrested a suspected member of the SPARU unit of the New People’s Army, who allegedly tried to murder a member of CAFGU in Barangay Hinakpan, Guihulngan recently. Lapu-Lapu Battalion Commander He was arrested for allegedly attempting Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong identified the susto murder CAFGU member Jojo Candido. pect as Jerry Pancho, 37, a resident of Pancho has been turned over to the Bayabas, Candoni, Negros Occidental. Guihulngan PNP.

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Bacong lady survives neighbor’s rape-try

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33-year-old woman in Timbao, Bacong, who was sexually assaulted by a neighbor, is pressing charges against her alleged assailant. The woman claims that she was walking home after attending a birthday when her path was blocked by a neighbor, who kissed and grabbed her. As she tried to free herself, the man lested her repeatedly while she summoned coaxed her to remain silent before dragall her strength and screamed for help. Her ging her to a grassy lot. The assailant neighbors promptly answered her cries and tore the lady’s undergarments and mocollared the suspect, who is now detained at the town’s police station.


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Go tell the ...

(Mercado)

From page 6

least once, in the past three months  “Those who experience  severe hunger increased from 588,000 to 950,000 families”. That  jarred  President Benigno Aquino. With backing from World  Bank, USaid and Asian Development Bank,  he  targeted  Conditional Cash Transfers to help the poorest 400,000  families. Another 1.3 million  will  be assisted  in the coming weeks. We lcome to wha t Worldwatch Institute’s Lester Brown   calls  in  his   new  paper: “The Great Food Crisis of 2011 .” And it won’t go away soon. Food   prices,  in  fact,   climbed upwards for over three years now. Except for a slight dip this month,  noted  by Food and Agri cult ure Orga niza tion , hi gh prices persist. . “Poor people now  spend more than half of their income on food”, World Bank President Robert Zoellick says  . “Rising global food prices  pushed 44 million more people into extreme poverty in developing countries.”   ”An empty belly hears nobody.”  In Mozambique, 12 died in food riots last December. Clashes followed in Algiers over food   cost  spikes.  In  Iran,  riot police poured into the streets afte r fu el a nd f ood sub sidi es ended.. Chinese food costs rose 10.3 percent this quarter. Middle  East  riots from Yemen to  Syria —  partly   st oked by bol ting  fo od prices— started in Tunisia. There, 26-year old  Mohamed Bouazizi  set himself ablaze after police confiscated  his produce  handcart  because he could n’t a fford brib es.  “Dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali Ben Ali may be remembered as the despot toppled by a ve geta ble car t.”, not es Bloomberg news agency. Over two million Filipinos today  work in the Middle East.  Attention focused on OFW displacement due to armed clashes . But the more lethal long-term threat is spreading water shortages. Totally dependent on a now-depleted fossil aquifer, “Saudi Arabia’s  wheat  produ ctio n is in  fr ee f all, ”  Brown notes.. Irrigated areas in  Syria, Iraq, and  Yemen is .s hrin kng.  Overp umpi ng

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 produces grain for  175 million Indians and 130 million Chinese. Sooner rather than later, sucking aquifers dry morphs into rising food prices. And you  can not  drink oil.  A thir d of t he w orld ’s cropland “is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming he adds. “Two huge dust bowls are emerging. ”. One cuts across northwest China, western Mongolia, and central Asia. The other is appearing in central Africa. “Each dwarfs the U.S. dust bowl of the 1930s” All impact food supplies.. Indeed, these  supplyside factors  mirror  our constraints.: Soil erosion here  bli ghts   45 .6 p erce nt o f  croplands. “Reversing soil erosion makes fighting insurgency seem like child’s play,” the l ate Natio nal Scie ntist Dioscoro Umali once rued. Our  myth of  abundant  water is shot.. Each Filipino has only   6,778  cubic  meters  available. Compare that to 26,105 cubic meters for Malaysians. Cebu  City   siphons double what it’s   collapsing  aquifer  can  recharge. Mo re  crop lan d  h as been asphalted as 136 cities  scramble for larger Internal Revenue allotments, following  Supreme  Court flip-flops on  cityhood criteria. . No “Second Green Revolution”  seems   emerging from Los Banos and other re search centers. New technologies to jack up harvests   are  drying up,  Brown notes. Japan’s rice yields stagnated  for 14 years. South Korea and China are approaching that  level.  “More than a third of the world rice harvest will soon be produced in countries with little potential for further raising rice yields”. How many are there for whom the few loaves and  fishes must be multiplied? World   population  growth slowed to1.2 percent last year. . But earlier momentum means there’s an 219,000 additional mouths to feed — every single day  Results of  our  sevenyear delayed national census haven’t been released so far. President Bengino Aquino, who took over a country of  probably 93 million will hand to his  successor a country of  maybe 101.6 million Filipinos.   All these problems interlock in unpredictable weather change. As ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt and oceans warm, sea levels rise.. A threefoot rise would inundate half of Bangladesh  riceland  and much of the Mekong Delta. Harvests in 19 other Asia rice-growing river deltas would be devastated. P-Noy has work cut out in crafting a food security policy. But a work in progress does not let tax welshers  off the hook..  If  Mikey Arroyo and 38 other co-accused disagree, they can go, tell the judge.

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NSSM 200 ...

(Romero)

From page 6

followers of the late unlamented Rev. Thomas Malthus are resurrected. Ironically the most populated nations in the world – China and India continue to register double digit economic growth! The provision in the controversial RH bill now pending in Congress on sex education and the bias for a two-child family is lifted verbatim from NSSM; to wit “simplified, practical education programs should be developed. These programs should, were feasible ,include specific curricula to motivate the next generation toward a two-child family average to assure that level of fertility in two or three decades.” In brief NSSM would introduce a new concept that departs from the Church mandate for couples in the exercise of conjugal relations to be “open to life” in implementation to God’s exhortation to increase and multiply, albeit “responsibly” – that is to rear children within a family’s means. NSSM 200 introduces the concept of a two-child family by hook or by crook. Acting like God, it desires to limit population of targeted countries, nay the developing world at large, to the point that it does not endanger the quality of life of the United States. Their can be affected it is claimed by increased consumption by economies, driven by the forces of development, of their own natural resources which are considered important to maintaining the optimum growth of good and services in the US. In brief by limiting population growth in developing countries it hopes to limit the utilization of scarce natural resources in these nations and free these for the exclusive use of an expanding United States economy. (To be continued)

Birthers ...

(Kojak)

From page 6

be “a natural born citizen born in Hawaii”. Let’s look at history. We had a Republican Congress try to impeach a known felon. A President accused of rape, sexual harassment, adultery, blackmail, perjury, subornation of perjury and va riou s ot her crimes a nd misdemeanors. We could not get a conviction. Do any of you really think a Democrat Congress would impeach and remove a President who’s only crime is believing what his mother told him? We need to forget this useless argument about where President Obama was born and start paying attention to what he is doing to our nation. President Obama has broken Federal law at least once, bold face lied to America twice and spent more money in two years than President Bush did in eight years with less positive results. Our nation is speeding toward national bankruptcy and all many of you can do is waste time on the useless argument about where he was born. Wake up America.

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

Beware of deadly summer gastro-intestinal diseases

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ummer is the best time for our family to enjoy seeing places and spending vacation. However, we should not also overlook the possibility of getting ill due to our indiscriminately eating of various foods which may contain agents or toxins that may bring about gastro-intestinal maladies.

We recently heard about the outbreak of diarrhea in Palawan which the Department of Health attributed to the contaminated or polluted water system in the area. This is a n ende mic form of diarrhea affecting only people in a local area of a province. The local health unit must contain this outbreak before it spreads further nationwide and prevent an epidemic. Medical authorities are informing the public through health workers and mass media on the serious forms of diarrhea which victimized mostly children, the elderly and the debilitated (weekend people). In layman’s term, diarrhea simply means loose bowel movement (LBM) or watery stool. Diarrhea can be manifested in a number of gastro-intestinal disorders such as: Indigestion (Dyspepsia), stomach flu of children, salmonella food poisoning, gastritis, typhoid fever, cholera and other forms of gastroenteritis’. Generally, these

Glory only ... (Cimagala)

From page 6

glorification. Even in terms of attitudes, let´s already make sure that they clearly help us to give glory only to God. How good it is then to cultivate that attitude of Christ to serve and not to be served, even to the point of washing the feet of his apostles. How good it is to empty ourselves the way Christ emptied himself. How good it is to just work as quietly as possible, to pass unnoticed even while we give our all in our work for love of God. And so it would not be an exercise of masochism and of some perverted sense of selfdeprecation to remind ourselves constantly that we are nothing, and even less than nothing, since everything good that is in us can only come from God. Even our accomplishments and other successes have God as the ultimate subject, since we can only do good in him. Outside of him, the only thing we can do is evil. That´s the only time we can truly be original in the absolute sense. Such reminder does not suppress our innate human dignity. It rather would elevate our dignity, since what is human can now be made divine. It opens us to the possibility of being raised to the level of God. It´s a reminder that fosters

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diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites like amoeba, coming from infected food or water or food poisoning i.e. botulism. The danger of risk in the boss of too much water and salt (electrolytes) from the body and the dehydration can make the illness worse and even becomes a life-threatening condition if not timely treated. Prevention and Treatment of Diarrhea: • Avoid eating spoiled (rancid) foods in cans or leftovers • Eat clean and wellcooked foods • Avoid indiscriminate

eating in fiestas, parties or fastfood joints • Drink plenty of clean liquids or electrolyte preparations with minerals and vitamins • If diarrhea is severe, probably you need saline-dextrose in IV fluids – and antidiarrheal medicines. • Eat soft, bland diet – rice porridge (lugaw), bananas, toast, crackers, tea • Know how to store and refrigerate foods (read labels and directions) • Seek professional help if diarrhea cannot be stopped.

our humility, not pride. Every accolade we receive would nourish our humility. And every failure deepens our humility. With pride, our successes and failures can only spoil and corrupt us or plunge us to desperation. Thus, it´s a reminder that puts us firmly on the ground of truth and objectivity, since humility makes us see things while pride blinds us. Pride would only bring us to fantasy and absurdity. Remember what St. Paul said: ´Whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever else you do, do all the to the glory of God.¨ (1 Cor 10,31) How important it is then to develop the attitude and practice of always offering everything we do to God, and to ask of him anything we need, without solely relying on our own strengths! How important it is to make it second nature of ours to rectify our intentions in everything we do! It should always be for the glory of God. If ever we can suspect that some human glory can come to us, we need to prepare ourselves not to be affected, like hiding and disappearing after a work well done, etc. Let´s be wary of the subtle tricks of pride that can lead us to play coy and even as a victim, if only to attract sympathy. Pride has the nasty habit of leading us to a terrible case of self-pity. These ways obviously are not popular these days. They can be considered impractical, if not inhuman. But that´s because we are sinking in a world culture now steeped in self-centeredness and self-absorption. We should deliberately give glory to God in all our deeds to counter this culture.

Dispelling ... (Tulabing)From

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new human body, even though it is yet a single cell. This is the most complicated cell in the universe, for it contains within itself all of the information that is needed for this human to develop into a mature adult. The embryo then floats freely down through the mother’s tube. During this first week, the one cell divides until this new being constitutes millions of cells. When this new human is oneweek-old, he or she plants within the lining of the mother’s uterus, burrows into the spongy, nutritive wall of her womb, contacts the mother’s blood stream and sends a chemical, hormonal message. This message goes to a gland at the base of her brain and tells the mother’s body that there is a new occupant. Accordingly, this gland sends hormones into the woman’s body that prevent her from menstruating. But we are told that pregnancy doesn’t begin until implantation and that any medication or object which prevents that planting is in fact a contraceptive and will “prevent pregnancy.” What has happened has been a redefinition of the terms used. They now tell us that “pregnancy” does not begin until one week after fertilization, the time of implantation. This has fooled untold numbers of people, including many doctors. But we are not talking about the mother’s body. It is quite obvious that life does not begin when this new human life is one week old. Life begins when the sperm penetrates the ovum. The outgrowth of this new redefinition of the word “pregnancy” has been to also redefine “conception” as the time of implantation rather than the time of union of sperm and ovum. This has resulted in the claim that contraception “prevents pregnancy” any time during the first week of this tiny new human’s life, e.g., even though many forms of contraception prevent a living human embryo from implanting, and thus kills him or her, they are still spoken of as “preventing pregnancy.”


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Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City

IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23984 , INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 062

IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23997 , INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 063

IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23530, INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 065

RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x————————————————————x

RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x————————————————————x

RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner,

ORD ER

ORD ER

Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorneyin-fact of Olivia V. Yanson the registered owner of Lot No. 172,Gss1508, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv- 23984, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 172, Gss-1508 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No. 1307, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 172,Gss-1508. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of Olivia V. Yanson the registered owner of Lot No. 109, Gss-1508, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv- 23997, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 109, Gss-1508 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No. 1273, Cad. 961D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 109,Gss-1508. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on April 27, 2011 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

(Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Judge

(Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Judge The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

Petitioner. x—————————————————————x

ORD ER Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of Concesa Tito Torillo., the registered owner of Lot No. 194, Pls1028, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv-23530, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 194, Pls-1028 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No. 2177, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 194,Gss-1508. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

(Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Judge

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23993 , INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 069 RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x————————————————————x ORDER

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Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of the heirs of the late Marianito Bueram, the registered owner of Lot No. 187, Pls-1028, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv23993, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 187, Pls-1028 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No 2199, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 187, Pls1028. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 25, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

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2007 April 17,9,2011 14September LOT FOR SALE

New stocks LOTS FOR SALE

Motong-4,464 sq.m. @ 1,500/sq.m., clean title, alon g the brgy. road with 50 full grown sweet mangoes, 34m frontage Contact: 0918-929-6047

Philippine Heroes Week

COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE Daro, Dgte. City (SUMC)

259 sqm at 7M Call: 0918-929-6047

FOR SALE Residential Lot 2,500 sq.meters at Bong-ao, Valencia, Negros Oriental Price: affordable and negotiable

Call: 0918-929-6047

LOT FOR SALE 2,297 sq.m. @ P1,800/m2 J u no b/ re s id e n ti a l /1 block fronting Silliman Heights

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LOT FOR SALE Lot adjacent to SUMC P14 M negotiable 859 sq.m. (CHET)

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Elements of the military are paying tribute to the heroism of the Negros Veterans during the celebration of the Araw Ng Kagitingan which was especially marked in due respect and recognition to the very active organizaion of the Veterans who took some time out with their comrades. At the same time, the children of the Veterans were given the chance to internalize the heroism of their forefathers of the last World War.

New Stocks

HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE Pulangtubig, 360 sqms, 3BR, 2CR, with garage, a nice lawn and a good-looking fence @ P3.5M Motong, 359 sqms, 2-storey, 3BR, 2CR, uses hardwood floor, with garage (newly renovated) @ 4M Junob, 300 sqms, 3BR, 2CR, with garage and a concrete fence @ 2.5M Junob, 450 sqms,2BR, 2CR with a big lawn @ 1.7M Bantayan, 300 sqms, 3BR, 2CR with garage including a car @ 3M Purok Calubihan, 900 sqms, 2-storey, 6BR, 6CR with 2 garage and a nice lawn @ P9M Cantil-e, 880 sqms, 4BR, 3CR, with garage and a nice and pleasing lawn facing the East @ 7M

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(From page 8)

admiration of the people and this they resented intensely. As the Gospel puts it, “the people heard Him gladly.” Indeed, we are outraged by their conduct, but as our song puts it, “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” We in the New Millennium could also be confronted with the question even as we do not share the hostility of the crowds to Jesus: Aren’t we sometimes indifferent when we should have been zealous, putting ourselves at a long distance when we should be near Him? What role are we playing in the event of Good Friday? It is suggested that: There is little use to read the Gospel narrative of the crucifixion — unless we use it as a mirror to reflect the sin in our own souls. Secondly, is it not true what the crowds said that “He saved others”? Of course, they were taunting Him when they said it — “He saved others, Himself He cannot save.”

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is what Phil. 2:7 expresses that Christ Jesus is born as man. The fulfillment of Christ’s mission in His death and resurrection according to God’s will, makes those originally created in God’s likeness “one new man” in himself (Eph. 2:15). “For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many” (Rom. 5:15). Thus, Paul believes that the Redeemer God-man is also identified with the totality of the redeemed (cf. Eph. 2:11ff). Clearly then, Christ Jesus ushering in the “new man” is the hope of a new humanity for which the whole creation waits for now and more fully in the future (cf. Rom. 8:1923; Phil. 2:17ff.). (More on Easter Sunday)

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Indeed, our Lord saved countless numbers of people, but the words spoken in derision have been established as the highest compliment. Up to today, we speak of Jesus as saving humankind by His death on the Cross. The crowds were of course mistaken. How could they be so blind? How stupidly Jesus was judged by His enemies even when Jesus had healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind, and preached the Gospel of salvation to the poor? “Himself he cannot save!” they shouted, but the point is, He could not save Himself because He would not save Himself. As St. Paul writes to the Philippians, Jesus who has walked out of history into our lives, offers healing, companionship, and transformation, as he transformed Zacchaeus, Mary Magdalene, and Peter, who had denied him at a crucial moment. Nevertheless, what the crowds shouted turned out to be a perfect tribute to the Suffering Servant for it underscored the necessity for sacrifice…vicarious sacrifice in our behalf. Are we all called to follow Jesus in this way… in the way of the Cross? Jesus had said even before the Good Friday event: “Anyone who comes after me must deny himself and take up his own cross and follow me.” This word is addressed to all of us — to the old and young, the learned and the uneducated, the rich and the poor — for as St. Paul puts it, Jesus died so that we, His followers, will not only live for ourselves but for Him. Jesus died His way of sacrificial death so that we, too, may die with Him. But our best sacrifices are just as I said, our human best. The most poignant story of Jesus’ sacrifice is recorded in the prophetic words of Isaiah (53): He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely, He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him; and by His wounds, we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own way. And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. And Jesus did not save Himself.


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Satoshi Uchida, president of Suzuki, was present during the opening of the PFF Suzuki U-23 National Cup last Friday at the Filomena Cimafranca Field in Silliman University.

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s the City Government of Cebu and PhilHealth Region 7 embark on a partnership of providing health insurance coverage to 30,000 urban poor, the face of health care in the City is set for change. The PhilHealth law insurance, capitation is a way the sponsoring local governgives an incentive in the of paying for specific health ment P300 per sponsored form of capitation to local care services based on the family so that it can provide government sponsors en- number of patients covered PhilHealth’s outpatient prirolling poor constituents over a specified period of mary consultation and diagunder PhilHealth’s Spon- time. nostic sored Program. In health PhilHealth pays back to To page 17


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CIRCUMCISION

Around Negros BY DEMS DEMECILLO

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FLORENCE BAESA

Mayors hail soon to be smoke-free Dumaguete

Circumcision, anyone? A soldier from the 11IB, Philippine Army extending free circumcision services to the village boys during a medical and dental mission held in Manjuyod and Bindoy in April. (RMN/PIA/Photo from 11IB PA)

PIACAT seized 6 minors illegally recruited BY JENNIFER CATAN-TILOS

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he Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (PIACAT) has recently intercepted six minors illegally recruited as domestic helpers in Manila in separate occasions at the Dumaguete airport and seaport areas. The local Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) r ep resentativ e seized the five teenagers who came from the municipalities of Jimalalud and Bindoy at the seapo rt. Th ey w er e caught when they’re about to board the ship for Manila while their recruiter kept distance. Th e mino rs, wh o clearly looked underaged, presented tampered birth certificates to the DOLE and the police port. Memb er o f th e PIACAT, the DOLE also has regular monitoring at the pier to keep track of some sugar migratory workers illegally recruited to the National Capital Region.

The other minor, who was from Bayawan City, was with her elder sister, a domestic helper in Manila who was going to get her a work too, was also rescued at the airport through a coordinated call by personnel of Aviation Secur ity Co mman d (AVSECOM). Mean wh ile, Social Worker Inday Abrio of the Provincial Social Welfare & Dev elop ment O ff ice (PSWDO), reported another two girls, aged 16-18, who worked as househelpers in Manila; they were sent back home to Siaton last week after th ey inf or med th eir mother that their employer denied them of food and let them sleep on the floor.

The PSWDO sought help from DSWD Caloocan City, of which city the two victims worked in, to rescue the girls. With the subsequent incidents, the PIACAT is closely monitoring the trafficking activities of a syndicate that may be operating in the province. The council plans to activate a task force to monitor airports, seaports and land terminals for signs of human-trafficking activities. It has been observed that Negros Oriental is cited as among the usual origins of trafficked women and children. (PIA NegOr/JCT)

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atrolling soldiers recovered a sack full of various medicines believed to be intended for use by the communist rebels who recently sufe r e d

heavy los ses with the reported deaths of up to five armed cadres. The medicines, along

with some military uniforms, believ ed to have b een brought by the rebels’ sympathizers, were seized by soldiers who were conducting patrols in Sitio Talaptap,

Barangay Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina. Officials of the 79th Infantry Masaligan Battalion re-affirms its objective of securing peace by protecting civilian communities from possible attacks by the rebels while upholding human rights at all times.

Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz (right), a leading anti-smoke advocate, speaks before the Dumaguete City Council following the unanimous passage of the smoke-free ordinance authored by Councilors Antonio Remollo, Joe Kenneth Arbas, Manuel Arbon, and Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, Thursday. Amlan was the first LGU to pass a smoke-free ordinance, which bans cigarette smoking in public. Dela Cruz was joined by fellow mayors Kit Adanza of Zamboanguita, Ernie Uy of Mabinay, Ricky Gonzalez of Valencia, and Edcel Enardecido of Ayungon in commending the city legislators for taking the “bold step in making the city healthier.”

Mayors, Church clash on ‘fiesta tigbakays’ wo mayors, who are cockfight aficionados, led the charge to ease restrictions on the staging of tigbakays(illegal cockfight) during fiestas as the Church stuck to its position of forcefully opposing it with some priests refusing to say mass in villages allowing tigbakay.

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Guihulngan Mayor Ernesto Reyes, and Jimalalud Mayor Reynaldo Tuanda carried the banner of the patrons of cockfighting during the public hearing at the

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Bayawan hospital gets P17M boost

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ecognizing the dire need to upgrade the facilities at the Bayawan City District Hospital, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has allocated a total of P17 million for the purchase of new hospital equipment and building renovation of the hospital.

This came as a result of the governor’s visit to the local government unit (LGU) hospital on April 9 where he saw

the status of the hospital’s facilities and the number of patients seeking

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PHCCI hits P1B assets as it marks 40th year

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rom a shared capital of just P 586.00 in 1971 from 33 members, the Perpetual Help Community Cooperative has everything to thank for on its 40th Anniversary with its total assets now reaching the P 1 billion mark, and a total membership of 30,000 throughout Negros Oriental and nearby Siquijor. Edilberto Lantaca, the first manager of the coop which was then operating at 10 years the back of the Redemptorist Convent, recalled the trials and triumphs of PHCCI which made its first P1 million Turn to page 18

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Tess, who is a Filipina, worked with children who were neglected and abused in London. She now wants to give something back to the Philippines, through volunteering her time and talent to abused and neglected children who need help.

Dr. Profetiza Lim (center), Chairman of the Board, presents the PHCCI Ring to Ms. Adelaida S. Balbuena (right) in recognition of her 37 years of dedicated service to the cooperative, as General Manager Michael Johann W. Hojas (left) looks on approvingly, Thursday. Balbuena’s fellow awardees are Agustin Aboy, Jr. (27 years) and Mario T. Caballeda (25 years).


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April 17, 2011 Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23998, INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 068 RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x——————————————————————————————x

ORD ER Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of Concesa Tito Torillo the registered owner of Lot No. 171, Gss1028, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv-23998, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 171, Gss-1028 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No. 2177, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 171,Gss-1028. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 25, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

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Teves, who argued that the measure intends to harmo nize and r egulate Tigbakay for the entertainment of villagers and their guests during fiestas. Both Reyes and Tuanda insist that the ordinance must exempt far-flung barangays from the requirement of staging Tigbakay at a licensed cockpit considering that the vast majority of the villagers can ill-afford to attend and enjoy it in the town proper. I n co ntrast, Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, VicarGeneral of the Diocese of Du maguete, co nd emn ed Tigbakay as a threat to the morality of society as he affirmed the Roman Catholic Church’s long standing opposition to it. He stressed hundreds of wives and children are probably going hungry while their husbands and fathers are betting their last cash on their favorite cocks. The proposed ordinance expressly prohibits Tigbakay on Rizal Day (Dec. 30), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and campaign season. Teves declares that he is open to any suggestions before presenting the proposed measure to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23528 , INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 067 RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x—————————————————————x

ORD ER Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of Concesa Tito Torillo, the registered owner of Lot No. 193, Gss1028, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv-23528, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 193, Gss-1028 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No 2213, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 193, Gss-1028. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 25, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The Negros Chronicle April 10,17 & 24, 2011

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ith the looming effects of climate change and the recent critical power supply situation in the province, the Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 2 (NORECO2), held last Wednesday a seminar on energy efficiency and conservation at the NORECO2 Multipurpose Hall. NORECO2 General Manager Ephraim Taclob said that the activity provided in- safety, Magn a Carta f or formation on energy saving Residential Electricity Conknowledge, attitudes and sumers, Philippine Energy practices in the use of elec- Efficiency Project (PEEP), tricity among the electric con- and DOE’s program sumers in Negros Oriental. Among the topics tackled include liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) use and Turn to page 23

Preventive care ...

ventive care through their respective health centers. The From page 15 City will be working out the benefit package for free to accreditation of, initially, one of sponsored members. However, its health centers as provider of payment of capitation is sub- the outpatient benefit package. The City’s health centers, ject to the prior accreditation like rural health units, may also of at least one of the local gov- be accredited as lying-in clinernment’s health centers, or ics to provide PhilHealth’s marural health unit as the case may be, which shall serve as ternity care package for the first provider of the benefit package. four normal deliveries. Once all members Preventive care should be accredited, availing of prenatal, normal made more accessible to the spontaneous delivery, and postpoor. PhilHealth’s outpatient natal services in the center can primary consultation and diagnostic package for sponsored avail of P6,500 as health insurmembers is designed for this ance coverage. Cebu City has expressed intent to secure very purpose. It covers primary also accreditation of an initial 12 consultations with general phy- health centers as lying-in clinsicians and laboratory fees for ics. chest X-ray, complete blood Sponsored members, like count, fecalysis, urinalysis and all other PhilHealth members, sputum microscopy. and their dependents Cebu City’s urban poor may also qualified avail themselves of will soon have access to pre- PhilHealth benefits when confined for at least 24 hours in PhilHealth-accredited hospitals or admitted for outpatient procedures specifically covered by the insurance program. Sponsored members can avail of PhilHealth benefits within the validity of the sponsorship in-

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OG NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV23529, INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 066 RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x————————————————————x

dicated in their PhilHealth ID and member data record (MDR). Under the Sponsored Program, a 50-50 premium sharing scheme is set between the national government through PhilHealth and a highly urbanized LGU sponsor like Cebu City. At an insurance premium of only P600 per family for oneyear coverage (the other P600 will be paid by the national government as counterpart), the sponsorship is indeed an investment in the health of Cebu City constituents. “Health is wealth,” quoted Mayor Rama, adding that the health of the people should not be set aside and shou ld be equally given attention. VP Chavez expressed appreciation of the city government’s decision to partner with PhilHealth in providing access to health care for the poor, in line with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s call for local government units to enrol constituents in PhilHealth.#

Republic Of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN RE: PETITION TO ALTER OR CHANGE THE GRAPHICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FV24298 INTO ITS CORRESPONDING NUMERICAL TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CAD. CASE NO. 074 RYAN, E. BAYLOSIS, as representative of the Registered owner, Petitioner. x—————————————————————x

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Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact Concesa Tito Torillo, the registered owner of Lot No. 196, Gss1028, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv-23529, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 196, Pls-1028 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No 2210, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 196, Gss-1028. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 25, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

Petitioner, through counsel, as representative and attorney-infact of the heirs of Lorenzo V. Yanson, the registered owner of Lot No. 172-A, Gss-1508, embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. Fv-22298, filed the petition to replace the graphical description if Lot No. 172-A, Gss-1508 to the approved numerical Technical Description of Lot No 1371, Cad. 961-D, which is allegedly Identical to Lot 178, Gss-1058. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on June 22, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any interested party may by filing a written opposition contest the petition and may appear on the date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities, at the expense of the petitioner for once a week for (3) consecutive weeks. Further, petitioner is directed to cause the posting of this order at the Office of the Provincial Assessor, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, the Office of the Municipal Assessor of Basay, Negros Oriental and at the Bulletin Board of this Court. Finally let the copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, legaspi Village, Dumaguete City, the Commissioner, Land Registration Authority, Banaue, Quezon City, the Register of Deeds Negros Oriental. Dumaguete City, and the Regional Technical Director, Land Management Services, Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Regional Office No. 7, Banilad, Mandaue City. SO ORDERED. December 29, 2010. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

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Choosing the best investment odern urban living has come a long way since the time Filipinos have grown conscious of how their places of dwelling should answer to requirements of convenience, location, and the attendant amenities they have to offer. Today, urban dwellers that include young professionals, expatriates, retirees, and bullish investors have become more discriminating with their lifestyle tastes.

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Despite the exigencies of the times brought about by challenges of urban living, not to mention climate and environmental changes, real estate never had it so good in recent times. In Region 7 alone, real estate has grown by leaps and bounds, accounting to approximately seven percent of the market. One of the prime property developers in the country that has constantly maintained its gung-ho attitude in bringing only the best for its clientele is Ayala Land Sales, Inc.. Currently promoting its properties in the Visayas and Mindanao, it has a track record to speak of in terms of quality as well as credibility in the market. Among its distinctive properties are Cebu Business Park, Ayala Center Cebu, Asiatown IT Park, and lately, the luxury seaside residential community, Amara. A number of Dumagueteños and expats from Negros Oriental are among their satisfied clientele, expanding their horizons to Cebu, which by normal standards, is still a better alternative to nearby urban centers. Thus, after more than two decades of tried-and-tested investments,

Ayala Land Sales, Inc. has contributed immensely to the rapid change of Metro Cebu’s landscape. “At the start of 2011, the company is widening its reach with the entry of three brands, namely 1016 Residences, Sedona Parc, and Avida Towers,” explains Rex Mendoza, senior vice-president of Ayala Land Sales, Inc. At their recent launch in Cebu, the prospective clients that turned out in their showroom was truly inspiring, which only goes to show that the company has captured the trust and confidence of Filipinos, being one of its own. 1016 Residences provides 109 units of country club living located beside the Cebu City Sports Club. Residents are entitled to club usage rights, featuring two-bedroom (98 square meters), three-bedroom (131 square meters), and 11 special units – all inclusive of parking. For this brand, the showroom is on the ground floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. Sedona Parc, on the other hand, is especially designed to address the needs of urban achievers, and movers and

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n barely six weeks, G L O B A LTA G, Incorporated registered more than sixty members in Dumaguete a nd N eg ro s Orie nt al, whose members are young executives, young entrepreneurs, college students, and party people who know how to enjoy life and balance business with pleasure. TAG is an exc lusive membership club that gives special privileges and discounts to the best nightlife venues and lifestyle establishments in the country. The profiles of the members are those who love to eat out, and shop and spend, paying for the best quality products and services. It’s for people who want to live life and party while engaging in a profitable business opportunity. Aside from that, hotels, resorts, hospitals, beauty clinics, restaurants, spas, and among others are Tag’s business partner establishments particularly in Metro Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Davao, and almost all major destinations and places in the country. In Dumaguete City, new business partner establishments inc lude Labelle d Restobar, Hayahay Restobar & La b-as Res ta urant, El Camino Restobar, RM Guest House, GK Coffee Shop, and Grand Royal Spa. M o r e o v e r , GLOBALTAG Dumaguete pioneering members are bank employees, registered nurses, academe employees, tourism & media practitioners, col-

From page 16 after its founding. Now nestled in its multimillion headquarters, Lantaca, to the applause of all those in attendance, challenges the new leadership to double its assets within ten years. lege students, and young entrepreneurs. G L O B A LTA G Dumaguete meets daily at 8PM onwards at the Villegas Residence, 32 Hibbard Avenue , Duma guete City, Negros Oriental. You can also text or c all 0927-9409778,0927-754-2106, 0917967-0201 or 0917-327-0216 or avail of its business discussion during the day through its VISMIN Coordinator, Mr. Gus Anthony Bacalso. (PR/ GLOBALTAG Dumaguete – Secretariat).

DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF THE ENTIRE PARCEL OF RESIDENTIAL LAND NOTICE is hereby given that Rizalina Hilongos, the sole heir of the late VICENTE ALCOSERO have filed and executed a Deed of Absolute Sale of the Entire Parcel of Residential Land on Tax Declaration (T.D.) No. 99-08-001-01162, TCT No. T17116, situated at E. Villegas Street, Poblacion, Guihulngan City, containing an area of 195 sq.m. in favor to Fidel B. Villalon per Doc. No. 57, Page No. 77, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Edward S. Manzano. The Negros Chronicle April 17, 24 & May 8, 2011

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Environmentalists prepare for the future BY CECILE M. GENOVE

shakers. It is a stylish residential condominium of 114 units that offers upscale lifestyle inspired by style, design, and nature. It is set to soon rise in a tranquil and highly accessible parkside location in Cebu Business Park with studio (30 square meters), one-bedroom (50 square meters), and twobedroom (85 square meters) units. For this brand, the showroom is on the third floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. Lastly is the Avida Towers, touted as the first Ayala Land affordable condominium outside Luzon located in Asiatown IT Park. One thing going for Avida

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Bayawan ... From page 16 medical help. The increasing number of inter-town patients flocking at the provincial hospital necessitates now the upgrading of our district hospitals which apparently have been neglected during the past years, mainly because of the recent exodus of nurses and doctors abroad. But now that the exodus has visibly subsided and thousands are now unemployed nurses and even doctors, because the demand for these people have been filled up abroad, the time has come for them to work back home for our district hospitals. Coupled with industry and dedication, their wages can give them a fairly comfortable living. The Bayawan District Hospital is a secondary level hospital with 125 beds and is currently undermanned. Bayawan City is a fifth class compo nent city 102 kilometers away from the p ro vince’s capital Dumaguete City wh er e NOPH is located. By up gr ad in g th e Bayawan City District Hospital, it will help address the congestion problem at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) as patients fr om Bayaw an City’s neighboring LGUs will no longer feel the need to travel all the way to Dumaguete City to seek medical help at NOPH. (By Rachelle Nessia, PIA)

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n reviewing the status of the country’s biodiversity and the growth and contribution of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines (WCSP) for the past 20 years, environmentalists worldwide gathered last April 1114 for the 20th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium.

Hosted by Silliman University, over 200 delegates joined the symposium. The theme of the four-day symposium is “20 Years in Biodiversity Conservation, Preparing for Future Challenges.” Among the activities lined-up for the symposium were an institutional fair, workshops and roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations on wildlife conservation including a special session for undergraduate students, and the WCSP Annual General Meeting. The delegates came from all over the country and around the globe, including Australia, United States, Guam, Netherlands, Denmark, and Belgium. They are composed of representa-

tives from different sectors concerned with conservation such as members of the symposium’ organizer, the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines (WCSP), personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), nongovernment organizations, research institutions, teachers, and students. Dr. Angel C. Alcala, former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), who hails from Dumaguete, is expected to give a keyn ote sp eech . A Ramo n Magsaysay Awardee, Dr. Alcala is an expert on Philippine reptiles and amphibians.

Capitol shopping for Php20M agricultural farm inputs early P20 million is set by the provincial government for the purchase of farm inputs and other agricultural development programs in Negros Oriental. tol Information Officer Adrian Sedillo, is Gov. Roel Degamo, in his speech a cost-efficient strain of trichoderma that during the recent turnover ceremony of will help convert organic fertilizers into the Barangay Agricultural Development yield-boosting elements needed by develCenter (BADC) to the leadership of Brgy. oping plants. Balaas in Manjuyod, said that the amount will be used for the purchase of farm inSedillo said that farmers in the provputs such as seed inoculants. ince can avail of the seed inoculants thru A seed inoculant, according to Capitheir respective BADCs at no expense. Farmers will pay the cost after their harvest.

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PDEA insists as lead anti-drug agency

lements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) in Negros Oriental insists they are and they should be the lead agency in the anti-drug operation as far as the province is concerned, and the whole country for that matter. PDEA Provincial Director Rayford said it would be impossible for them to Yap stressed that the office is mandated cover the whole province without the supof local government units. by law to be in the forefront of the anti- port Since most of them are not residents drug campaign. However, they also wel- of the province, Yap admits that they need come the creation of anti-drug task forces, the cooperation of other law enforcement such as Task Force Kasaligan and Task agencies like the police, the National BuForce SAGARR, among others, in ad- reau of Investigation, and the whole comdressing the proliferation of illegal drugs. munity, including the media, whose presWith only six personnel against the ence during inventories of confiscated more than 1.3 million Negrenses, Dir. Yap drugs is required by law.

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April 17, 2011 Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU Regional Office No. 6 NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF HINOBA HOLDINGS (PHILS.), INC. FOR FINANCIAL OR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT (FTAA) Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 18 of DENR Administrative Order No. 2007-15, amendments to DAO No. 96-40, Series of 1996, the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the “Philippine Mining Act of 1995” HINOBA HOLDINGS (PHILS.), INC. with Office address at 10th Floor Sycip Law Center Building, 105 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines has filed an application/proposal for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement for the exploration, development, and utilization of certain copper, gold, silver, etc. and particularly described as follows: I - Registration No. : AFTA-000002CO II - Date of Registration : July 18, 1995 III - Area Location : Barangays Damutan, Alim, Asia, Culipapa, Sanke, Bulwangan, Pook and Daug, Municipality of Hinoba-an, Barangays Agboy and Gatuslao, Municipality of Candoni, Barangays Bulata, Inayawan, Yao-Yao, Masaling, Basak, Camindangan, Municipality of Cauayan, Barangay Pingot, Municipality of Ilog, Barangays Nabulao, Manlucahoc, San Jose, and Cabadiangan, City of Sipalay, Province of Negros Occidental and Barangays Bongalonan, Maglinao, Bal-os and Cabatuanan, Municipality of Basay, Barangays Minaba, Tayawan and Kalatukan, City of Bayawan, Province of Negros Oriental. IV

- Technical Description of the Area: Parcel 1 : Area: 7,286.0000 hectares

Corner Latitude 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9°56’00” 9°56’00” 9°57’00” 9°57’00” 9°52’00” 9°52’00” 9°50’00” 9°50’00”

Longitude 122°28’00” 122°30’00” 122°30’00” 122°34’00” 122°34’00” 122°32’00” 122°32’00” 122°31’00”

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Exceptions: The proposed Contract Area shall be subject to Section 19 of RA 7942 and Section 15 (“Areas Closed to Mining Locations”) and Section 16 (“Ancestral Lands”), of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996. Among other things: a.) The following shall be closed to mining locations’ areas with valid and existing mining rights; existing mining applications; and areas expressly prohibited by law, b.) The following shall also be closed to mining locations except upon the written consent of the concerned government agency or private entity subject to the evaluation and validation by the Bureau areas near or under public or private buildings, cemeteries, archeological and historical sites, bridges, highways, waterways, railroads, reservoirs, dams or other infrastructure projects, public or private works including plantations or valuable crops. c.) Applications for mineral agreement or financial or technical assistants agreements covering, small scale mining areas, civil or military reservations, areas covered by Certificate of Ancestral Domain claims; or areas of ancestral land as maybe denied by laws shall require prior written consent of concerned individuals, groups or other government agencies having jurisdiction over the area’s applied for. # Notes: 1. The approval of the Environmental Clearance Certificate, with all the necessary public consultations, shall be required prior to any and all mining construction, development and production. 2. The Notice must be accompanied by a map/sketch plan with index map showing the nearest municipality(ies) and any major environmental feature(s).

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- Size of the Area: 46,210.2586 hectares, more or less - Duration of the Agreement:

1. Exploration Period – shall have a term of two (2) years renewable for another two (2) years each but in no case shall exceed a total of six (6) years; 2. Total duration of the Agreement shall be twenty five (25) years from the date of execution, subject to renewal for another period not to exceed twenty five (25) years under the same terms and conditions subject to changes mutually agreed upon by both parties and provided further, that such terms and conditions are not inconsistent with law and do not prejudice the principle of sustainable development. VII

INAYAUAN

- Extent of Exploration to be undertaken:

Research, Remote Sensing Studies, Regional Geologic Survey, GemiDetailed Geological Survey (Geological Mapping/Alteration Mapping, Geochemical Survey, Sub-Surface Investigation), Topographic Survey, Detailed Survey of Studies (Detailed Geological Mapping, Sub-Surface Investigation, Test Pitting/Trenching) Any and all persons having adverse claims, protests and/or opposition to the above mentioned application(s) are hereby notified that their adverse claims should be filed within ten (10) days from the last date of publication/posting, directly with the Regional Office concerned or through any concerned Community Environment Natural Resources Officer of DENR for filing in the Regional Office for purposes of its resolution by the Panel of Arbitrators and/or the concerned appellate body(ies) pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 7942 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. Adverse claims, protests or opposition should be accomplished in accordance with Sections 203 and 204 of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996 and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the applicant/ proponent by the adverse claimant. For further particulars, apply or course your inquiries to the Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. VI, Queen City Garden Mall J. de Leon St., Iloilo City. Iloilo City, Philippines, March 29, 2011.

Sgd.) LEO VAN V. JUGUAN Regional Director

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Soldiers give free civic services to thousands of NegOr hinterland residents BY: RACHELLE M. NESSIA

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eeping the peace and order is not the only thing that soldiers are good at. They’re also good at giving back to the community by extending free medical and dental services.

GLOBALTAG now in Dumaguete

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n barely six weeks GLOBALTAG, Incorporated registered more than sixty members in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, who are young executives, young entrepreneurs, college students and party people who know how to enjoy life and balance business with pleasure. TAG is an exclusive m em bership club that gives special privileges and discounts to the best nightlife venues and lifestyle establishments in the country. The profiles of the members are those

who love to eat out, shop and spend, paying for the best quality products and services. It’s for people who want to live life and party while engaging in a profitable business opportunity.

Aside from that, hotels, resorts, hospitals, beauty clinics, restaurants, spas among others are Tag’s business partner establishments particularly in Metro Manila, Cebu,

Dgte shooters bag Cebu awards

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umaguete Shooters Association, Inc. (Junior Level) blazed their way through the First Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) Junior Nationals and brought home several top awards which were participated by more than 200 practical shooters all over the Philippines that covered seven stages. Second Runner-up was The much was held at ferent divisions – Bradlee the outdoor firing range of dela Torre (Open Division) awarded to Mejora h Roz while Caryll Go the Kamagong Gun Club, and Bryan t dela Tor re, Pangilinan garnered the Fourth RunnerCamp Lapu- Lapu , Cebu Mejorah Roz Pangilinan, Up trophy. All of the other City last April 9-10, 2011. Caryll Go an d Lian e junior shooters earned the Five Junior Shooters from Tirambulo (Production Divi- PPSA Pres ident Me da l DSA participated in two dif- sion). Awards.

Boracay, Davao and almost major destinations and places in the country. In Dumaguete City, new business partner establishments include, Labelled Restobar, Hayahay Restobar & Lab-as Restaurant, El Cam ino Restobar, RM Guest House, GK Coffee Shop and Grand Royal Spa. M o r e o v e r , G L O B A L TA G Dumaguete pioneering members are bank employees, registered nurses, academe employees, tourism & media practitioners, college students and young entrepreneurs. G L O BA LTA G Dumaguete meets daily 8PM onwards at the Villegas Residence, 32 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Text or call 0 92 7 94 09 7 78 , 0 92 7 75 42 1 06 , 09179670201 & 09173270216 and or anyone can avail of its business discussion during the day through its VISMIN Coordinator, Mr. Gus Anthony Bacalso. (PR/ G L O B A L TA G Dumaguete – Secretariat).

This was proven true during two consecutive medical and dental missions held April 7 and 8 in the first district of Negros Oriental during which troopers from the 11th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army conducted community development-oriented services to thousands of resid en ts f ro m far- flun g barangays in the area. A statement from the 11th IB said that about 1,970 residents from two hinterland barangays availed of the battalion medical team’s services such as medical consultation, circu mcision, ear piercing, eye check-up, free haircut, tooth extraction, and minor surgery. The residents were also given free medicines for various ailments. After th is, the army unit’s medical team, led by Corporal Rodelito Mariano, joined the group from the office of First District Rep.

Jocelyn Limkaichong (who initiated the medical missions) and the local governmen ts of Manjuyod and Bindoy for a two-day civic action in the said villages. Limkaichong, in a statement from the 11th IB, recognized the troopers’ dedication and commitment to help the local government units in delivering social services especially to far- flun g barangays. On the other hand, 11th IB Comman der Lt. Co l. Ramil M. Bitong said that the battalion and the Philippine Army will continue supporting and participating in activities that uphold peace, security and development. (RMN/PIA-7)

First 100 days ...

Under HELP, several projects are now underway. The Governor outlined in his speech, foremost of which is the construction of 29 additional classrooms, upgrading of the six community primary hospitals, and the construction of support infrastructures for local tourist spots, among others. The governor added that he intends to finish the infrastructure projects started by his predecessors. About 70 projects are currently ongoing amounting to some 46 million pesos, some of which were programmed and funded during the term of former Gov. Macias. Degamo vowed to triple his efforts for the next days under his administration. “As your governor, I want to see all of you live a healthy, peaceful and happy life,” he said. (RMN/PIA-7

From page 2 a transition stage marked by general good will between the elected official and his constituents. Although his administration can still be considered as in its infancy stage, Degamo said that he has received more positive feedback from various sectors. “This tells me that we are moving in the right direction,” he stressed. After Degamo hastily took his oath after the unexpected demise of former Gov. Perdices, he hit the ground running as he tried to finish the programs left by his predecessors and at the same time came up with his own program of government. On March 31, the govern or lau nched th e “Sa Probinsya, MagDEGAMO Ta!,” a program hinged on his centerpiece program of government dubbed HELP or Health, Education, Livelihood Programs.


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NEWSBRIEFS MagDEGAMO TA! needs hotel partners

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apitol is scouting for partners who will join the provincial venture to launch into the hotel business. Negros Oriental is getting the spillovers from Cebu in tourism. Just P50M more and the 45-room plush Capitol Hotel at the convention center will be finished, according to Gov. Degamo. The Development Bank of the Philippines lent P150M in loans for the provincial convention center, of which P50M was for the hotel. An Economic Enterprise Office looms, which are virt ual Perdices concepts

from the City Hall. Newlyappointed sports coordinator Junny Dumalag, erstwhile city administrator and former basketball coach of Gov. Degamo, could head the Economic Enterprises Office, if not Paul Honculada, former city GSO. The Capitol Hotel is a joint project of former governors George Arnaiz and the late Dodo Macias.

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he Le ague o f M unicipalitie s in t he Philippines, Negros Oriental Chapter has manifested and expressed their organizational support for the administration of Gov. Roel Degamo, as he entered his 101st day in office last Thursday. But many expressed reservation to express their constituent’s preference, especially come-election season. League president Mayor Reynaldo Tuanda of Jimalal ud said that local chief executives in all the municipalities of the province have realized the need to synchronize the plans and programs of the provincial government with that of the member municipalities taking into consideration the welfare and development of the people of Negros Oriental. The mayors said that in an unusual turn of events in

the history of the province, it has seen four governors in a row one after another in just a period of seven months. In order to promote a united and concerted effort in bringing about the development of the province, the League of Mayors had set aside political colors to rally behind the plans and programs of Gov. Degamo, attributing this to his fairness in dealing with them and for being transparent in his undertakings.

Gov suspends Basay mining

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wo small mining projects in the erstwhile CDCP mining in Maglinao, Basay were suspended upon orders of the governor, following complaints from other claimants. The governor, who visited the site, noticed some possible encroachments from other territories by some parties. Suspended until fully probed are the Philippine Van HO and Lorna Pasgala for allegedly mining beyond their permitted areas. Meanw hile, large sign extraction permits for scale mining for copper de- sand and gravel unless posits are said to resume in these areas are fully inthe known copper town. spected either by him or his Th e governo r also an- own personnel. (Charlie nounced that he will not Golf)

Smoke-free province soon for Negros Or.

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egros Oriental’s dream of becoming a smoke- free pro vinc e is bec oming eminent with the addition of Dumaguete City as the 6th local government unit in this part of the country to enact an ordinance regulating the use, sale, distribution, and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in certain places. The smoke-free ordinance, authored by Cou ncil or Joe Kenneth Arabas, was unanimously approved on third and final reading during its regular session today in a well-attended council session. It is aimed at protecting city constituents from the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco consumption.

Present during the approval of the smoke-free ordinance are LGU advocates, headed by Mayor Bentham dela Cruz of Amlan, the first municipality to adopt Provincial Ordinance No. 6; Mayor Dyanggo Uy of Mabinay; Mayor Edsel Enardecido of Ayungon; Mayor Kit Mark Adanza of Zamboanguita; and Mayor Ricky Gonzales of Valencia.

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PDEA probing ... From page 2 He believes that the public should be patient and cooperate with the law enforcement agencies as the arrests of “small fishes” will eventually lead to the “big ones.” Yap declares that it is difficult to arrest the big fishes as they are not based here but in Cebu, with Dumaguete City being a mere distribution center. PDEA, which is only manned by about 6 agents and without an all-terrain vehicle, rely on the generosity of the LGUs, and yes, even businessmen, have contributed to the campaign. The agency is mandated by law to conduct an all-out war against illegal drugs all over the country. But Yap stressed that they welcome, and in fact, are encouraging local government units to form their own anti-drug groups similar to the existing Task Force Kasaligan and Task Force SAGARR. Underscoring the government’s firm determination to make significant inroads in the war against illegal drugs here, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration or PDEA finally inaugurated its office and introduced the personnel, who shall be in the forefront battling drug lords, financiers, suppliers, pushers and users. Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria assured Yap of logistical support and information from more than 50 confidential agents of his office for PDEA’s consumption and prompt action.

Energy Efficiency ... From page 17 and services, Taclob said. The DOE has also presented energy saving tips to participants with the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which consume far less electricity than the traditional incandescent bulbs, and this means it reduces greenhouse gas emissions to th e en viro nmen t. ( PI A NegOr/Jennifer Catan-Tilos)

City to ... From page 2 province. Ho wever, Cor do va, along with some councilors, have lost faith with TGEG and are expected to rescind the contract and allow the city government to negotiate with other companies that can provide sustainable solution to the garbage problem in consonance to environmental laws. (By Dems Demecillo)

Buglasan ... From page 1 Festival Showdown, etc.. A press release from the finance body said: Last January 28, 2011, the Finance Committee submitted their liquidation stateme nts comple te with attachments,  to NOBDF,  signed by the Chair of the Buglasan Directorate, Dr. Nichol Elman, Finance Committee, and subsequently approved by the Governor.  She admitted that it would have been ideal to liquidate immediately, but they had to wait for the other committees, review the voluminous attachments, and collate the same for submission. Descuatan explains that through the yea rs , the NOBDF  is  the partner of the province in tourism development, through events like the International Rondalla Festiva l, a nd the Bugla sa n Fe s ti va ls .       La s t year,  a  partnership  agreement wa s drawn between NOBDF and the Province, which was the basis for the appropriation of  government funds for Buglasan 2010, as well as provisions covering funds from othe r priva te sources.  She believe s tha t the NOBDF has the internal control mechanism, relative to c as h adva nc es , and liquidations of the same. She said “Actually, NOBDF had the option not to approve the request, but they did approve it, and that helped considerably in the success of the Festival.  NOBDF,  a  reputable organization, run by trustworthy persons like Mr. Francel Martinez and Engr. Gregorio UyMatiao, Jr. will collate all the reports, including monies received from other sources, and expenses paid directly to suppliers, and submit the same to the province,” she added. She  further offered that in the inte re st of fairness,  vigilance  and  concern should include all the Buglasan Festivals through the years, as well as other events where public funds are used, and coursed through NGOs like NOBDF. On the issue of exclusivity, she said, “It really just followed its natural course, because there were no serious offers from other suppliers and competitors.”       On the question why the Provincial Legislative Body was not involved in the engagement of sponsors to the festival, Descuatan, who hails from the private sector said, “It was plain and simple. The Buglasan Directorate had no clear road map to follow. We were pressed with time, and we were not provided documents from previous festivals to base our actions on, including specific financial procedures and policies.” She recommended that in succeeding festivals and similar events, clear financial guidelines must be provided to include policies on engagement with private sponsors.

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Alternatives ... (From page 4) cannot accept such an offer. He also dissuaded the group not to give their money to his wife or anybody from the City Hall. Instead, he told them to channel their funds to a multisectoral commission that had administrative supervision over the police. Pimentel said that the police during his time had very low pay, and morale was also down. He suggested that the money should not be given directly to the police because the police will have distorted loyalties. It would be the multisectoral commission, composed of elder and respected citizens in the community, that would determine how to use the money to uplift the welfare of the police and their families. Pimentel said also that he also met with the school administrators in the city, and urged them to provide scholarships to policemen, their legal wives, and children. When this was implemented, Pimentel said he saw visible signs of a boosted morale among the law enforcers. The community saw a more dignified police force, who no longer saw the need to engage in “kotong.” There is certainly an effective way of administering government affairs even without engaging in corruption.

critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

Going after the ... (From page 2) personally vindictive people in Malacañang are behind. Malacañang should isolate PNoy from the Arroyo cases so that the poor guy will not be pictured as a vindictive fellow. -o0oLet the cases against the Arroyos and her minions be left to the Courts like the Marcos’ cases or any other case for that matter. But let not politicians ride on its publicity by trying hard to be heroes, when in fact, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that means: The heroism will only come when the first big time grafter in government goes to jail, and sad to say, until today, no big time grafter —but only the small-time crooks in government —— are jailed for graft and corruption. More than that, one plunderer has even been pardoned. -o0oIndeed, no one can really beat our sense of justice and our sense of pakikisama or utang na loob. Translation: the tragedy of Philippine politics.

Choosing ... Azkals gracing ... (Genove) From page 18

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is that it redefines life with exciting options for future residents to enjoy, like the benefits of home, office or business, and recreation rolled into one in the most vibrant address in town. Avida offers studio (22 square meters), one-bedroom (34 square meters), and twobedroom units (52 square meters). Model units can be viewed for better appreciation on Geonzon St., Asiatown IT Park. Who says the conveniences of urban living cannot be achieved right at your fingertips? At Ayala Land Sales, Inc., the diverse options speak for themselves – from the luxurious, to the boutique condominium experience, to the best value offerings – these are simply yours for the taking. Inquiries are most welcome, including showroom visits, by contacting the follow ing num bers: 0917-634-3678/ 0933-121-8659/ (032) 316-6157 or through e-m ail at genove.ayalaland@gmail.com.

Ilonggo and a member of the Philippine Army Footbal Team (team captain); and their co-captain Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong, an Ilonngo and also a member of the Philippine Air Force Football Team. The team said that they feel very much welcome in the city, not just because the people are kind, but also because opf the fac et tha t the Dumagueteños are football fanatics. Utchida, when asked for his message to the players, said: ”Please enjoy first. Be excited. Have a good fight. Be carefree.” On the other hand, Gener said: “Train hard. Focus and follow the coach. Learn to trust his plans for you and your team.” The Suzuki Cup is also the team’s way of promoting their new Suzuki motorc yc le , Skydrive.

Descuatan ended saying that she is issuing this clarification on behalf of committee members Dahlia Cual, Jesse Dagdayan and Marituanette Erames, who were invited and handpicked to be part of the committee based on their com-

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