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A complete court house in itself in two buses visited Dumaguete hoping our LGUs will replicate a local version , just to bring elusive justice to the hinterlands, closer to the people.


hey came, they worked, and then off they went. Some called it swift justice. The launching of the Justice on Wheels was one in one day yesterday. But the work remains,and there is much to be done.

The Supreme Court, in line with its objectives of bringing the judiciary closer to the people by helping poor litigants, has launched in Dumaguete , the Enhanced Justice on Wheels

project, a bus load of the judicial process from the prosecution, mediation until hearing and judgement rolled into one mobile package. The mobile court, is 17 ac Turn to page

Pryde Teves heads House Agrarian-com. BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO ow it’s official. LakasKampi-CMD 3rd District Representative Pryde Henry Teves has been elected as chairman of the House Committee on Agrarian Reform that will be tasked to ensure that the P 20 billion annual budget for agrarian pro Turn to page 16



Prof Banlaoi, Col Ochotorina briefing all Negros Oriental Mayors on the roots of insurgency. Seen are LR Mayors Adanza, Sameon, Ator, Enardecido, Bartoces, Credo, Lopez, Gonzales and dela Cruz.


he failure to effectively deliver even basic local government services to the poor in the hinterlands is considered among the major root causes of protracted insurgency problems in various parts of the country, Negros Oriental included. This was declared before municipal and city mayors Wednesday by the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism research chairman Rommel Banlaoi.

The project to brief mayors about the root causes of insurgency is a project hatched by the Silliman University

Salonga Law Center and the National Defense College and executed by the PIPVTR. This is to erase the

misconception that insurgency is the exclusive problem of the military, as misconstrued by some mayors.

Banlaoi said Insurgency is the problem of the community because of the general Turn to page 17

Carpenter hunted for CAB lawyer’s murder


missing house carpenter from Manjuyod has been tagged by police investigators as the prime suspect in the brutal murder last Wednesday of a prominent lawyer and company executive of the Central Azucarera de Bais, Atty. Martiniano “Dodoy” Cornelio, 78. He was the head of the CAB sugar central personnel department and corporate counsel at the same time.

Atty Cornelio was found brutally killed and dumped inside the septic tank allegedly by his own carpenter

identified by the police thru witnesses as one Vicente “Peping” Zerna Kadusale (see photo at Crime

Week-page 13) who was last Wednesday evening seen by neighbors jump the where he killed the victim high fence of the Cornelio inside his garden home. But garden home in Bantayan Turn to page 13




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Governor listens to army’s rebel engagements critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO


In defense of the Truth Commission

I It’s a civilian problem. Not a military solution

n fairness to the much-opposed Truth Commission, we are running a piece by a known local constitutionalist saying that the TC is part of the President’s investigatory powers which is granted by law, thus, is legal like the many other past commissions created by other presidents. -o0o-

But first, here’s a big irony: Former President Gloria Arroyo went out of GOVERNOR Augustin Perdices meets with MILITARY commanders at the capitol , where he was briefed on the army’s rebel her way to forgive and pardon convicted plunderer engagements: LR Lt Col Ramil Bitong, 11th IB; Col Manuel Ochotorena,302nd army commander; Col Christopher Estela, former President Estrada who promised not to run deputy cmdr; and Lt Col Pio Diñoso , cmdr 79th IB. for president again, ——but did, and lost—again. (Photo by Florence Baesa)


Bomb blast kills 3 kids of ex-CVO hree of the four children of a former member of the Civilian Volunteers Organization died after an Improvised Explosive Devise or IED exploded inside his home in Barangay Pitogo, La LIbertad, Thursday morning. Couple Marvin and the powerful blast after she Josie Binoy identified their decided to accompany her slain children as Judelyn parents who were then tendBiny, 6, Marvin, 15, and 17- ing to their livestock. year-old Sherlyn. The vicLa Libertad Chief of tims were eating breakfast Police Inspector Errol when the tragedy occurred. Besario said the Binoy A fourth child 8-year-old couple refused to admit that Rogelyn was spared from Turn to page 13



ENRD retakes lead on quarry venture n a move designed to fully allow the Environment and Natural Resource _______ (ENRD) to fulfill its mandate of supervising responsible exploitation of our natural resources, Provincial Atty. Neil Rey Lagahit upon the instruction of Governor Agustin “Tuting” Perdices has completely divested himself of any direct role in the issuance of permits to quarry. “This administration recognizes the fact that ENRD is the lead agency that can This is a departure from handle the job, I, as provin- the stance of his predecessor cial attorney will only come Atty. Erwin Vergara, into the picture when legal advice is needed,” stressed Lagahit. Turn to page 13


Metro Dumaguete SP asserts right back on track to rename NOPH


ith lead backer Gov. Agustin “Tuting” Perdices at the helm in Capitol, proponents of Metro Dumaguete are optimistic that the concept will be closer to realization.

Former Dumaguete City Administrator Engr. Dominador “Junie” Dumalag explains that Metro Dumaguete concept uses the metro standard in terms of population and size in planning for development. “The problems of the three neighboring municipalities Bacong, Valencia

and Sibulan affect us and vice-versa hence the need to link our efforts to address our common areas of concerns in health, portable water, solid waste management, peace and order, etc,” adds Dumalag. However, he cautions people from thinking that Turn to page 15

From the forgiving president, we now have a new one, who is hell bent in jailing his predecessor for her alleged “sins of graft”. Question: who committed the bigger graft: convicted Estada, or unpopular Arroyo? Try and you be the judge. What is your decision? -o0o-

oosted by the opinion of an acknowledged legal luminary in province and a fellow member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, BM Dr. Liland Estacion (1st District) is moving ahead with her proposal to rename the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital as Dr. Emilio “Dodo” Macias Hospital despite some reservations of her colleagues who want the proponent to reconcile her proposal with the guidelines of the National Historical Institute.


BM Atty. Saleto Erames, a staunch supporter of Macias, opines that “there is no law which requires that 10 years should elapse before a dead man is honored.”

“Section 13 Local Government Code of 1991 grants SP the power to change the name of public

Yet, as a loving and forgiving People, the Filipinos are 80% willing to give President Noy Aquino a chance to prove his worth in the next six years. He claims the Truth Commission which he created is legal. Its “unchartered waters” will shortly be tested and soon we will know the TRUTH about the Truth Commission, —this time, from the Supreme Court itself. -o0oThus, lawyer, constitutionalist and board member Atty Sal Erames, wrote to defend the legality of the TRUTH COMMISSION in giving Aquino a fair chance to rid this country with corruption. Erames emphasized that the Truth Commission covers graft cases in other past, and present administrations, not just the Arroyo administration.

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The truth about the Truth Commission BY: SALETO J. ERAMES FORMER FU AND SU LAW PROFESSOR


t is my view that President Aquino created the Philippine Truth Commission in the exercise of his “investigatory powers” which emanate from his power of control over executive bureaus and offices and his power of supervision over all local governments both granted to him by the Constitution.

MINI Court Room MOBILE COURT INTERIOR, on board two buses, is complete with a court mini sala, a mediation room, computer rack and documentation facilities; a mini kitchen and a toilet on board, enough to hold trials and mediation process. Anywhere in rugged terrain. Gov. Perdices should invest on this P5M project.

More specific is Sec. 64 (c) of the Administrative Code of 1917 (unrepealed and remains in force) which empowers the President “To order, when in his opinion the good of public service so requires, an investigation of any action or the conduct of any person in the Government service, and in connection therewith to designate the official, committee, or person by whom Turn to page 13


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rom a very small vocational school situated at an abandoned land, a world-class nautical school was born—the Negros Maritime College Foundation (NMCFI). It was started by a working student, Capt. Edith Vera, PCGA, a graduate of BS Commerce major in Management. She is now the Chairman and President of Negros Maritime College. She tried her luck in Manila and became a successful executive of realty estate firm. When she went back to her hometown, Capt. Vera now also a Squadron Commander of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) based in Dumaguete City, founded Negros Maritime on August 7, 1994, coinciding with her natal date. She envisioned the institution as her legacy to the province. In October 1994, Negros Maritime was granted a permit to operate by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports after it was duly registered with the Security of Exchange Commission. The school, located along the airport highway in Dumaguete, is offering BS Marine Transportation, BS Marine Enginnering and BS Customs Administration. It also offers other courses: 1year Seafarer Rating, 2-year Data Encoding, 3-year Electrical Technology, 3-year Refrigerator and Air-conditioning and Caregiver Training. Negros Maritime College will celebrate its ‘16th anniversary with special guests from the Attache of the Embassy of Indonesia for National Education Hon. Ira Harsary Subaguio. Invited guests also include TESDA officials from the province headed by the Provincial OIC, Engr. Samuel Jordan, Commodore Armando Guzman of Naval Forces of the Philippines, NORSU President Henry Sojor, three Congressmen and Governor Perdices, among others. The guests and school officials will be feted to a special program as Capt. Vera, the Chair and President has prepared a reception and lunch as the Bethel Guest House. Being the Squadron Director of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary in Negros Oriental, some Coats Guard luminaries and members of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary will be attending, including Atty. Carpio and Capt. Roberto Uy, MM who provide the schools simulator from TRANSAS. Jibing with the anniversary celebration is the arrival of the Anglo-Japanese American Registrars, Inc. representative from

London, Capt. Greasey of the International classification society based in the United Kingdom. Together with Capt. Amorsolo Jordan, they shall delve into the details of the Quality Manual of the school a requirement by the surveillance auditors in order to maintain the international accreditation which NMCFI enjoys for 5 years now under ISO 9001-2008 in coordination with the Maritime Training Council, the local authority for National Quality Standard System of Maritime Institutions under its direct supervision. The celebration will start with a holy mass to be officiated by the college chaplain, Fr. Ramonito Maata, to be followed by the blessing of the newly acquired engineering training equipment at the college’s technical shop. Active involvement of Capt. Edith Vera: 1. Chair/President, Negros Maritime College Foundation 2. President, Oriental Negros Association of

Technical Vocational Institutions 3. Chairman, Maritime Sector of the Consortium of Higher Education in Negros Oriental 4. Director, PCGA Squadron 204th 5. President, Philippine Veterans Sons and Daughters Visayas

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Justice on Wheels rolls in Dumaguete ugust 8 , 2010—One of the most successful, innovative solutions to declog the court dockets is the Supreme Court’s Justice on Wheels program. Yesterday, Justice on Wheels rolled in Dumaguete and conducted hearings at the premises of the Hall of Justice. Yesterday, there were thirteen promulgation of cases, and nine mediated cases. A total of twenty two cases were immediately acted upon, under the Justice on Wheels program. This is according to Atty. Cory Perez, branch 41 clerk, and acting assistant clerk of court. The Justice on Wheels program was supervised no less than by the project’s chief implementer Senior Deputy Court Administrator Nimfa Cuesta—Vilches. Vilches was Vice Chair of the committee on Justice on


Editorial Why rebels still abound


he 25 mayors of Negros Oriental including those of its 5 component cities were given a whole day briefing on the role of local government units in putting an end to the long decades of protracted insurgency war in the Philippines, Negros Oriental included. It is time our mayors realize that they are DIRECTLY involved in the reasons why there is a rebel movement in their towns. The roots of insurgency can be traced among others to the lack of efficient delivery of basic services by local governments to their respective hinterland barangays. The buck stops with the mayor, not with the military. In many towns and far flung cities, many municipal and city mayors have the wrong notion that insurgency is the problem of the military which is not. Insurgency becomes a problem when there is failure of the civilian government to effectively deliver basic services to the people. When there is injustice, when there are abusive and corrupt local officials, when there is that long red tape, nepotism, and palakasan in government transactions, double standard of justice, one for the rich and one for the poor, you can be sure that insurgency move-

ments will be just around the corner. It can explode anytime, in the form of urban terrorism, assassinations , burning of vehicles, armed encounters and ambushes. If these are happening in your towns, now you know why. Especially so , when local officials behave like kings instead of servants of the people. These are some of the causes why insurgency continues to abound in the hinterlands of Negros. The gap between the rich and the poor, the absence of government in the hinterlands, the absence of schools and medical facilities in the mountains are among the reasons why people form into pocket rebel groups. This is because they believe they cannot get the kind of government service they deserve. After that day-long briefing by the Chairman of the Board and Exec. Director of the Philippine Institute of Peace , Violence and Terrorism covering research, and from the National Defense College, we hope that our mayors concerned will now wake up and accept the fact that if there are rebels in their areas, it is because the LGUs have largely failed in giving the poor and mountain people the kind of service they long deserve.

Aquino’s road to the promised land P

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

resident Benigno Aquino found out in less than 30 days - that the road to his Promised Land is littered with bombs and mine fields. This he described in his 30 minute SONA (State of the Nation Address) ,which many agree was more Ninoy rather than Cory Aquino speaking. Long in facts and figures and a bit short on vision as Teddyboy Locsin so correctly described it. standing mandate -perhaps un- mistaken for weak leadership? But the hidden bombs are matched in Philippine political Added to this is the political no excuse for Pnoy, bearer of the history that a sitting president reality that in 1986 -Cory took highest majority vote under a gets on his first 100 days of of- over a dictatorial government presidential multi-party system fice. That is one great pressure that destroyed all democratic (42%) and inheritor of an 88% to deliver. institutions and free capitalism trust rating before the inaugural, On top of that, the 50 year -and therefore could possibly not to succeed. Filipinos are not old bachelor-president real- do little wrong with every new about to accept failure-after nine izes that because of the purity change that she proposed. years of the corrupt and vile GMA of her mother Cory’s personal Pnoy will be taking over a relaregime. It may be blind hope but integrity, she will be the stan- tively less shattered republihope nonetheless- and in the dard of measure that all presi- can democracy at work in land of the blind, the one-eyed dents -including Noynoy- will 2010. is King. The statistics simply be measured against-in the Because of this and bemean that while 4 of 10 Filipinos ethical sense. Are these two cause Pnoy has been once a voted for Aquino- when he sat on facts not too much to inflict congressman and then a senathe throne,9 of the 10 Filipinos upon a reluctant candidate tor (compared to a housewife were willing to give him the ben- whose relatively laid back per- Cory), people generally also exto page 10 efit of the doubt. That is an out- sonality in the past was often pect him toTurn exceed the best grade marks of her mother Cory, herself democracy’s icon and perhaps a candidate for sainthood, according to some. Those are pressure-packed

Wheels of the Supreme Court. She is also a former judge having been first appointed at age 32 in Leyte. She graduated law from the Ateneo de Manila in 1982. Also on hand to facilitate the conduct of Justice on Wheels was Dumaguetena judge who is now assistant court administrator Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino. Jenny Lind, a former judge in Dumaguete and Makati City, graduated from Silliman University. The Justice on Wheels came from Ilo-ilo, Bacolod and will proceed to Cebu. Under the Justice on Wheels program, court hearings can now be held in buses that move from one place to another. These moving court salas will conduct court proceedings specially in those areas where movement of cases are dragging for one reason or another. There are places where there are not enough judges, prosecutors, public defenders. There are places where cases actually need only to be mediated to be resolved, including problems about domestic relations. There are places where many of the people need basic information on their rights. This is where the Justice on Wheels can fill the gap, and bring justice closer to the people and the marginalized. The Justice on Wheels program, implemented during the stewardship of retired Chief Justice Renato S. Puno, fulfills a Turn to page 15


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August 8, 2010

Damascus moment


olumnist Alex  Magno  sketched a glowing portrait  of  Juan Ponce Enrile in his latest  commentary “Weathered” . He analyzed factors that dumped the senate presidency again on the 84-year old Cagayan lawmaker’s lap. Magno   has  an  eye  honed more things in heaven and on by   academic  discipline   This  earth, Horatio, than are dreamt often enabled his “First Person” of in your philosophy”, Hamlet column   to   sift   truth  from  gar- cautions bage. Striving for balance reOligarchs here exact what mains the ‘grail” of our shared they choose  and  the poor  craft. grant what they must. Thus,  Among  “JPE’s”  vir- the   press  must ensure  it tues, Magno cites are:: “inde- “does not become a megapendence”; “a sharp mind”; phone for the powerful”,  the “fair”; “industrious”  “sea- late Chronicle publisher soned” “green legislator”; Eugenio Lopez stressed.  etc. Enirle  has “grown be May  we   play  advocatus yond factional loyalties and diaboli ? Consider these differpartisan posturing   Late into ent perspectives, culled from exhis checkered life, he has no perience; studies, plus official other ambition to cloud his documents. judgment…He is…a  “states“Here’s your  arrest  warman.” rant , ”the colonel at Camp JPE  could be all that.  But  Crame said. His agents picked newspaper   columns  are  not  a us up at  Press Foundation of beatification decree. “There are Asia’s Turn to page 9 offices.  Carl Zimmerman of Honolulu Star Bulletin tagged along.

Our hopes for a transition


oynoy Aquino was elected by less than half of the electorate and was unable to save his Vice-President from defeat by a city mayor. Neither was he able to propel his own party to victory given that only 46 of his party mates garnered seats in a congress of some 270 members and 4 senators in the upper chamber of 24 members. If ours was a parliamentary system Noynoy could not be elected as prime minister and Gloria Macapagal would still be in Malacañan considering that her party got no less than 186 seats, and if we were to include allied party seat members like those occupied by kith and kin (ex-cabinet members) who won would probably round out the figure to 200. But then ours is not a par- tion to solons hungry for pork. BY: JOHNY liamentary system and historiPolitical observers were MERCADO cally minority Presidents like Fi- quick to point out that in this del Ramos quickly whipped up a election political parties were working majority in congress in irrelevant and their members record time, thanks to the pen- did not vote according to chant of legislators to immedi- party lines. What was bizarre (E-mail: ) ately climb up the bandwagon of was the case of Mayor Binay a sitting president who under our of the Puwersa ng Masa who presidential system is provided was supported by the more by the constitution with such influential wing of the Liberal awesome powers including that Party at the expense of its of the purse –always an attrac- own vice-presidential Turn to page 12 candidate. As the

A Journey Through Cancer



Gospel should cruise social media


OE to me if I do not preach the Gospel.” (1 Cor 9,16) This was the cry of St. Paul conveying his burning desire to transmit the Good News to the early Christians.

It’s a cry that also has to spring in each one of us, Christian believers, who now participate in the abiding function of preaching and teaching the word of God according to our personal circumstances. God’s word, let’s remind ourselves, is the original and ultimate word that should inspire every word we use in our communications. It’s what gives our word its soul, enabling it to acquire its supernatural quality, regardless of whether it is literary, technical, legalistic, conversational, etc. in its human usage. God’s word is a way to connect us and everything that we think, say and do to God. It’s always relevant. In fact, it is indispensable, otherwise our life will stray from its proper path. It should always be in our

mind and heart, acting as a kind of leaven to our word so that our word’s practical human use can acquire a certain spiritual and supernatural value, enlightening and redemptive in character. We need to be clear about the relationship between God’s word and our word, between God’s word and our life. Perhaps this is the crucial point we need to work on first, before we proceed with our communications. With the advent of the computer and the whole range of digital and electronic technology, this cry of St. Paul, and hopefully ours too, finds a most auspicious vehicle to expand its reach and scope. Turn to page 12



The dog and the paints e all want to be happy. H.C. Matten wrote that the way to happiness is simple. “Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self. Think of others. Do as you would done by…” It seems easy to follow these a monster. rules to a happy heart, but when It was hard to paint, for every we are confronted with situations, stroke reminded me of my paints and they seem bigger than we can the dog. Later on I realized, that it handle. wasn’t the lack of paints which disMany many years ago, when abled me to create landscapes and we bought a house in a new gardens. The problem was not the neighborhood, a set of my oil paints or the dog, but it was my heart. paints was stolen by someone They say that when we hate our who painted his dogs with my grumbacher paints  (which  to enemies we give them the  power me ,costs a fortune), my heart over us. We allow them to steal our was a wreck. They are just sleep, peace, health and joy. We are paints, but they mean more than fulfilling their motive to hurt us. We give them a way to make us exactly that. The teenage boy knew that I like them. Bitter and dark. Hatred is like an acid. It corrodes knew and he was proud of it. I was the vessel that holds it. The longer it beating a deadline for a solo painting exhibit and I had scrimped and stays, the weaker the vessel becomes.  The only way is to release it saved  for those paints. My loss and his guts to show and let it go…don’t give it a shelter off my paints all over his dog even for one night in your heart. I regained back my peace by not provided a fertile ground  to nurture my anger to become like having my paints returned to me, but when I changed my heart.

from trapo politics


“The Truth Commishere is nothing to fear if there is nothing to hide. sion” The tentacles of corrupt officials are now attacking the

constitutionality and legality of the Truth Commission created by President NoyNoy Aquino, on the alleged ground that it would duplicate or usurp the powers and duties of the OMBUDSMAN which is tasked by the constitution to prosecute corrupt government officials. Of course the reason is obvious they want the office of the OMBUDSMAN, to have exclusive jurisdiction to conduct the investigation of corruption in the government because the OMBUDSMAN Merceditas Gutierez is the former classmate of First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, and known loyalist of the ARROYO’S. In fact she’s facing impeachment proceedings and to prosecute the ARROYO’S for corruption OMBUDSMAN Gutierez has to be removed. But she cannot be removed except through impeachment. vested in the Office of PresiThe issue is whether the dent. Surely the power to conTruth Commission created by duct investigation is not exExecutive Order will be consti- clusive with the Office of the tutional or not? We submit that it Ombudsman. The power to is constitutional because it is investigate and prosecute bemerely a fact finding committee longs in general to the Departto find out the truth on the ment of Justice which is unanomalous transactions for the der the Office of the President. last nine (9) years of the AR- In fact the Secretary of JusROYO Administration. tice is the alter-ego of the Under the Constitution, President. Let the Truth ComExecutive Power shall be mission do Turn toand page 17 its job recommend who should be


Footsteps and Fingerprints


Making a difference

ast week I talked about how we should be catalysts in our own sphere of influence. Since then I have received numerous comments, one in particular struck me. “Being a catalyst then is being able to make a difference!” Yes, being a catalyst is just that, being someone who makes a difference in his/her own life and in the lives of those around him/her. How can we make a differMany of these short phrases are ence? Mother Theresa gives us ways of making a difference, so I several ways: would like to share some of them “If you are unable to do great with you. At the same time I encourthen just do simple things age you to begin making your own FR. ROY things, in a great way!” list, and start making a difference! CIMAGALA “It isn’t how much we do, but how much love we put into what we Be an anchor of love. do that really counts.” Make happiness a habit. “Let no one ever come to you Do good; do well; do it together without leaving better and hapwith others. pier.” Nourish personal relationships. Many years ago I began to jot Be a woman of PRAISE! down what I call ‘Guidelines for Liv- Be aware of everyday miracles. ing’, short, simple ways to make the Have an attitude of gratitude. most of every moment of my life and Be thankful in all circumstances. Turn to page 12 of the lives of those around me.





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Dumaguete City


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NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ALEJANDRO P. EGERA have filed and executed an Affidavit of Claim With Waiver of Rights on Savings Deposit Account with the Philippine Veterans Bank, Dumaguete City Branch under Savings Account No. 04702-005609-100 with a balance of 1,987.28 in favor of Teresita Q. Egera per Doc. No. 02, Page No. 2, Book No. I, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Gildu R. Agoncillo.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lydia Laranjo Jumalon known as the First Party, the sole heir of the late EDUARDA LARANJO JUMALON have filed and executed a Deed of Heirship With Sale on a portion Lot 1599-D-2, Psd 102931 being a portion of Lot 1599-D, Psd-550098, covered by TCT No. 4574, TD No. 93-0211240, situated in Daro, Dumaguete City, containing an area of 200 sq.m. in favor to Alejandrino Petronilo V. Jabel, known as the Second Party per Doc. No. 121, Page No. 26, Book No. XII, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Cyrus C. Riconalla

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late RAMON A. DEPOSOY and JESUS A. DEPOSOY have filed and executed an Extra-Judicial Settlement and Quitclaim on Lot 1144D-2-J, Psd-074620-02538, being a portion of Lot 1144-D-2, Psd-0702-011539, TCT No. T-27640, situated in Cangmating Sibulan, Neg. Or. containing an area of 375 sq.m.. in favor to Spouses Dionisio E. Pontiñela and Magdalena Teves-Pontiñela per Doc. No. 703, Page No. 12, Book No. 58, Series of 2000 of Notary Public Atty. Diego R. Esplago.

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND SALE OF A PORTION OF REAL PROPERTY NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late RAMON A. DEPOSOY and JESUS A. DEPOSOY have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Sale of a Portion of Real Property on Lot No. 1144-D-2-K, TCT No. T-27641, containing an area of 849 sq.m. situated in Cangmating, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, in favor to Juvy Eullaran Fredrichsen per Doc. No. 469, Page No. 95, Book No. I, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Janette L. Icao. The Negros Chronicle July 25, Aug. 1 & 8, 2010

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August 8, 2010

A ART OF SALVATION The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” – GENESIS 7:1

ay I, without irreverence, venture to recast a Bible story? If the account of Noah and the flood went something like this, what would you think of it? Suppose that after the ark was completed God said unto Noah, “Now, get eight great spikes of iron and drive them into the side of the ark.” And Noah procured the spikes and did as he was bidden. Then the word came unto him, “Come thou and all thy house and hang on to these spikes and did as he was bidden.


aven’t you read the Scriptures?... They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ And he said, “This explains why a man leaves his fatherand mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together…. “Moses permitted divorce as a concession to your hard-hearted wickedness, but it was not what God had originally intended. And I tell you this, a man who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful,:


Matthew 19:4-6, 8-9 In Jesus’ time two schools of thought represented two opposing views of divorce. One group supported divorce for almost any reason. The other believed that divorce could be allowed only for marital unfaithfulness. This conflict hinged on how

each group interpreted Deuteronomy 24L1-4. In his answer; however, Jesus focused on marriage rather than divorce. He pointed out that God intended marriage to be permanent and gave four reasons for the importance of marriage.

Same-sex marriage: war against God National Cultural fter legalization of same-sex ‘marriage,’ archbishop calls it ‘war against God’. The Vatican n ew s p ap e r L’Osservatore Romano (LOR) will publish an article in which it asserts that with the approval of homosexual “marriage” by the Argentinean senate, the future of the family in the country is FR. GAMMY TULABING “threatened.”  JCD, VG The people who suffer


most from its passage, said one Argentinean archbishop, are children. With a vote of 33-27 on Wednesday, the senate passed legislation which modifies civil law to read that marriage is between “parties united in marriage,” and grant them equal standing with heterosexual couples in adoption programs. Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio was quoted by the Vatican paper as saying that the decision to legalize same-sex “marriage” represents “a war against God.” He and the bishops of Argentina, the article says, have repeated “many times” that same-sex unions “do not possess the biological and anthropological elements that are proper of marriage and of family. In this type of union the conjugal dimension and the openness to the transmission of life are lacking.” The Vatican paper also quoted the words of the Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo, Alfonso Rogelio Delgado Evers, who said that the work for the dignity of people, families and children must continue. “We need to explain to the citizens that there is a type of aggression and discrimination towards normal people in this action.” Marriage between a man and a woman to produce and take care of life “is not at all comparable to other types of union,” he said. “The politicians who approved this law did not take in to account and did not think about protecting the most vulnerable people: children.”


xactly 153 years ago this Sunday, Bishop Romualdo Jimeno of Cebu established the parish town of Lazi in the popular destination island of Siquijor. Celebrating its two national cultural treasures, we trace the pages of history. BY: REV. FR. ROMAN Fray Licinio Ruiz, C. SAGUN. JR. OAR wrote in volume I of Sinopsis histórica de la provincial de San Nicolás de las Islas Filipinas (1925) about Lazi, Siquijor. This Recollect missionary was parish priest of this scenic town from 8 April 1916 to 1 December 1917. As chronicler of the Augustinian Recollects, Fray Licinio Ruiz noted: “On (8 August) 1857 the Parish of Lazi was segregated from Siquijor. Its first pastor, M.R.P. Fray Victor Garcia de la Virgen de la Providencia, administered the parish until July 25, 1868, at which time convent and schools were built. “When this pastor resigned, M.R.P. Fray Patricio Adell de San Macario took over. He built the limestone cemetery and made a few repairs in the convent as well as building a new Church. “After him came M.R.P. Fray Hilario Eraso, who blessed the new Church of Campalanas, a mission station of the parish, and built in the vicinity a ‘Convento de tabla’. On 31 July 1882, M.R.P. Ex-Definidor Fray Toribio Sanchez was in charge of the parish. “Thanks to him, Lazi today has the best church, tribunal and convent on this island. No sooner had he begun the administration of the parish, he had already started construction of the church, and in four years the nave, part of the transept on the side of the ‘Epistola’ and the bell tower of massive structure up to its second level were built. “When the aforementioned works were completed, he began building the magnificent project of the new Convent; about which it can be said there is no other, its equal in all of the Philippines. “This priest’s work is veritably and9 Turnnotable to page pro


Then the word came unto him, “Come thou and all thy house and hang on to these spikes.” And Noah and his wife, and the three sons and their wives, each held onto a spike. And the rains descended and the flood came, and as the ark was borne up on the waters their muscles were strained to the utmost as they clung to the spikes. Imagine God saying to them, “If you hang on till the deluge is over you will be saved!” Can you even think of such a thing as anyone of them going safely through? But oh, how different the simple Bible story. And the LORD said unto Noah, “Come thou and all thy house into the ark.” Ah, that is a very different thing than holding on! Inside the ark they were safe as long as the ark endured the storm.


GOSPEL Luke 12:32-48

o not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom. Self all your belongings and give the money to the poor. Provide for yourselves purses that don’t wear out, wear out, and save your riches in heaven, where they will never decrease, because no thief can get to them, and no moth can destroy them. For your heart will always be where your riches are. “Be ready for whatever comes, dressed for action and with your lamps lit, like servants who are waiting for their master to come back from a wedding feast. When he comes and knocks, they will open the door for him at once. How happy are those servants whose


And every believer is in Christ and is as safe as God can make him. Look away then from all selfeffort and trust Him alone. Rest in the ark and rejoice in God’s great salvation. And be sure to remember that it is Christ who holds you, not you who hold Him. He has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life” (Rom 5:10). He who died for you now lives at God’s right hand to keep you, and the Father sees you in Him. “He hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Could anything be more sure?

master finds them awake and ready when he returns! I tell you, he will take off his coat, have them sit down, and will wait on them. How happy they are if he finds them ready, even if he should come at midnight or even later! And you can be sure that if the owner of a house knew the time when the thief would come, he would not let the thief break into his house. And you, too, must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him. Peter said, “Lord, does this parable apply to us, or do you mean it for everyone?” The Lord answered, “Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant? He is the one that his master will put in charge, to run the household and give the other servants their share of the

Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, For there is sound of a heavy rain.” Kings 18:41 he headlines today in our papers across the world, whether said explicitly or not, reflect the running Dr. PROCESO UDARBE contest between our God and the gods like the Baals of ancient biblical history. The point is that the contest on Mt. Carme is a continuing battle that rages in our hearts. The story of the battle on Mt. Carmel cannot be explained by modern science. Neither can the story of Jonah in the belly of the whale be explained either. Neither is the Israelites’ crossing of the Red Sea. As one who has done some study of the Bible (I don’t claim to be scholar), I go by the word of the Fourth Gospel that these rather unexplainable incidents in the Bible are signs. In other words, they are parabolic in nature, and their significance has to be probed. This is the way we shall expound the contest on Mt. Carmel. Let us briefly tell the story. We observe that the people were experiencing a severe case of El Niño. No rain, the earth is scorched, so as we do today, they prayed for rain.


Turn to page 14 In this showdown between God and Baal, the pagan god, the Baalites danced and sang, inflicting wounds on their bodies with their swords and knives. The blood ran profusely and their voices cried out even louder. “O Baal, answer us, send us that fire burn our sacrifice.” The scripture says, “There was no voice, no one answered, no one heeded.” The earth was still dry, scorched to hard crust, and the El Niño was destroying every green thing. And of course there was no food, no rain. Now in contrast to the foolish rantings of the Baalites, the faithful prophet of God, Elijah, made an altar and placed an offering on it. The test of the details are not important. At the proper time, he called upon the God of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: “Answer me, O Lord. Answer me, that this people may know that you, alone, are God…” The fire from heaven descended, consuming the offering and the altar of stones. God was at work to show His power. But his power was shown as concerning itself with more than fire from heaven and its consumption of animal sacrifice and stones. The primary concern of the power of God was the people. And the downpour or rain! Turn to page 13


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From page 6

.”Carl, this says I violated something called Proclamation 1081,”  I said, handing  the warrant to the former AP Manila bureau chief.   Startled,  the   colonel  snatched it back..”Foreign correspondent?,” he asked Zimmerman who nodded. “You’re not supposed to see this.” The  photocopied “warrant”  merely  duplicated  JPE’s  signature. Arrest teams  scribbled  names  into blanks  —  200 of  them,  if .Ferdinand Marcos’  Sept . 23  entry into his journal  is correct..  “Out of  200 target personalities, only 53 were arrested”, Marcos wrote.. These were   “Senators  (  Benigno  )   Aquino, Jose Diokno, Ramon Mitra and Chino Roces (Manila Times publisher] and Teddy (Teodoro ) Locsin Sr. and Napoleon Rama of  Philippines Free Press....”  Enrile escaped an ambush earlier near Wack-Wack golf course, Marcos added. That justified imposition of martial law.. From the first wave arrests,  22 of us journalists were  crammed  into Fort Bonifacio and  Camp Crame, Columnist  Amando Doronila recalls. Only  during People Power One  did  Enrile confirm that the Wack Wack ambush  had been faked. That  farce  triggered  14 years of authoritarian rule. “Under martial law, torture became an instrument of power,” Alfred McCoy writes in “Closer Than Brothers” ( Yale University )  “The  Philippines  (was  )  transformed from a country, with a remarkable constitutional tradition, into a system where star chamber methods were used, on a  scale to literally torture evidence into existence.” Between 1975 and 1985, some 737 Filipinos “disappeared’ But  nearly four times that number – some 2,520, equivalent to 77 percent  of all victims were  salvaged.  Recent PMA graduate, Lt. Rodolfo Aguinaldo, “tortured a woman with such severity that she nearly lost her mind.” “In victims transcripts, it is

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usually lieutenants who appear as actual torturers –junior officers in their   formative  years”,  McCoy  points out. . As they rose through the ranks, they commanded, in Amnesty words, “a gulag of (torture) safe houses” or led repeated coups. Lieutenant. ( later senator, now fugitive ) Panfilo Lacson  rose through  ranks of  the notorious Military Intelligence Security Group,  “on a fast track to national police  power”.  Lieutenant  (later colonel, then senator)   Gregorio Honasan  led the six failed coups. The  golpe of August 1987 left 52 dead and wounded 200. President Benigno Aquino bears bullet fragments from shots fired into his car. “Gringo” never accounted for the blood spilt. Nor has he apologized to the President. “Under impunity, culture and politics…are turning cronies into statesmen, torturers into legislators and killers into generals,” M cCoy told the Ateneo-Wisconsin universities conference on legacies of  Marcos dictatorship. “That  Enrile remains in power, after all these years, symbolizes continuity of patronage politics, turncoatism, impunity, and elite democracy,”, writes .Lisandro Claudio at University of Melbourne. In 1986,   Enrile  didn’t’   bolt  the  Marcos government to support Cory Aquino. He launched an abortive coup because Marcos would not choose him as successor. Then,  “he sided with Cory because he had no choice”  The people who flocked to protect him  “were chanting Cory’s name, wearing yellow.” Frustrated  that  he’d  have to cede power to an elected democrat, Enrile  backed  coups  with  Gringo Honasan and  company. Lisandro asserts.  Six   coups  were  launched against  Corazon Aquino’s government in the mid-80s, says the Davide Commission.. Enrile and Reform the Armed Forces members   plotted  a  “God  Save  the Queen” coup for Nov.22 1986. Inquirer, however, published details.. Blocked  troops were sent  back to their barracks and Corazon Aquino  fired  Enrile. A “road-to-Damascus” change is always possible. A  brutal Saul morphed into a ministering Paul.  Has there been such a moment for JPE. Who knows?  Today, he is more measured — and what? More statesmanlike? . Magno   marvels   at   JPE’s    “institutional memory”. The press, too, shouldn’t skid into amnesia. .”We must remember,” Nobel Laureate Elie Weisel wrote. “We do not want our past to be our children’s future.”


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From works achieved bypage him in8the Church in Romblon, the accomplishments described above would suffice to immortalize him. “The church built by Fray Toribio Sanchez is one of the biggest that we have seen. The interior reveals an active and intelligent hand – good altarpieces although, from the style of the period, two pulpits and

a floor of superior quality wood, a sacristy and tabernacle, with good quality ornaments.” On 10 June 1894, this eminent pastor left the parish town due to a debilitating ailment. In their Convent in Manila, he died on 31 July that same year. It is to his credit that the parishioners of Lazi, Siquijor boast of two national cultural treasures - the San Isidro Labrador church and magnificent convent.


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benchmarkings. But all these, to our minds, are no reasons for President Aquino not to bring the desperate, disoriented Pinoys into - if not nearer to the Promised Land. Aquino simply cannot force back the toothpaste into the tube. The National Budget of P 1.6Trillion has been overspent and misspent by GMA and that is hard reality. Pnoy simply has to live within his means this year and implement for 2011 the “Zero Sum Budget” , a modern day methodology of erasing all previous budget assumptions as non -existent. In the past, the lazy, corrupt budget managers simply made the previous year’s budget as a basis and then added a % higher for the following year -so that the corrupt, wayward ways are not only maintained but increased as well. Forgive the indecent language, but the National Budget has to be stripped naked and replaced with brand- new resplendent, proper clothes for the ballroom. But there is more for instance,the financial magic, supra-salaries and benefits of officers and directors and the inefficiencies at the Napocor, MWSS, the MRT, the NFA as mentioned by Pnoy in his SONA underlie the fact that through these many years the budget critics may have been barking at the wrong tree for many decades. In the faraway past, they made the legislative Pork Barrel as a favorite punching bag when it was, in fact, the Executive department that was indeed the biggest dispenser of pork. Today’s shocking discoveries point out that rather than be lulled into a wrong focus of the P 1.6 Trillion National Budget, one should watch the P 13-Trillion budget of the scores of Government Owned and Controlled Corporations. It is there, in fact, that supreme wastage, inefficiency and wholesale corruption are staged in almost gay abandon-away from the microscopic scrutiny of the budget watchers. But definitely -the concerns of the nation are too gigantic for a mere 30-minute SONA can sharply dissect

and elucidate solutions.. But for now, it is enough , that President Aquino sticks to basics. The basics being— going back home to where he started his campaign slogan. That is; Smashing Corruption and Correcting Poverty. While at certain times, they are related sometimes, they can be mutually exclusive. Let us digress. A fighting DOJ Chief, a Truth Commission, firing the Ombudsman and her corrupt regional officers on top of the implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility Bills,Procurement Law, Anti-Trust Law, Whistle-blowers’ Bill and the Witness Protection Bull will advance the cause of Justice. But that is just one part. The other half, is about bringing food on the table of Juan de la Cruz (anti-poverty) and making sure he has the insurance program to defend Juan in his days of sickness and infirmity. The sweet philosophy of justice rings hollow when preached upon people with an empty stomach, believe you us. He missed two important issues though but they seemed calibrated enough. One,Aquino deftly skirted the issue of who is RP’s better ally in the global scheme of geopolitics - China or America- as he studies carefully the confluence of events in real time. Not taking sides can be a diplomatic coup. The other, was the obvious oblivion to the punishing reality of Climate Change. Maybe it is a subject matter where once a government commits a program, it may necessitate a war chest that a deficit-marred budget like Noynoy inherited may be hard put to with.Thus, keeping quiet was probably the better part of prudence. But certainly as the shocking SONA had so painted, President Noynoy Aquino needs all the citizen help he can get. The 9 of 10 Filipinos who believe in him -must not desert him now. Let us help energize Pnoy with the power of the people.

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From page 6 saying goes “only in the Philippines” can this happen. What were the party platforms? This is hard to fathom. What reverberated in the airwaves were such perceived virtues of the candidates such as honesty, industry and fortitude, ability and talent etc., there was little discussion of party platforms. Queried during public discussions about their respective stands the candidate all agreed on motherhood statements like the need to abolish graft, corruption and poverty. Indeed they all looked like bottles with different labels or dogs with different collars. Given the above, how did the winning candidates make it? The quick reply is “Trapo Politics!” Indeed in the last elections, our hope of a transition from Trapo Politics to a more modern political system for the country was dashed to smithereens, despite the fact that there were hopeful signs of change. The fairly good turnout and the fast counting of the automated system which minimized “dagdagbawas” were positive indications. So was the energetic participation of Party List candidates and volunteerism which marked the campaign trail of the winning candidate. The issues were a little broader than those of the past and included items like governance, environment, fiscal discipline etc. the voters who backed up Noynoy were those fed up by the perceived dishonesty of the previous administration and bought Noynoy’s promise of honesty in governance while those who voted for Teodoro were impressed by his intelligence and seeming sincerity all telltale signs of increasing political maturity among the younger generation who refused to be swayed by

money politics and entablado entertainment. On the downside was the scandalous and rampant votebuying outside the precincts which somewhat undermined what could have been a more honest automated election. The reappearance of the tarnished dynasties which sprouted like poison ivy in many parts of the archipelago felt like a recurrence of the political malaise that has consistently undermined this country’s journey towards political maturity. At this point it is important to analyze why this country’s stubbornness in clinging to the much maligned traditional politics. We ask ourselves why we have a penchant of electing celebrities rather than statesmen. In a senate of twentyfour, we elected no less than four movie stars while bringing back the old faces remarkable only for their underperformance. In the reigns the dynasties reemerged with a vengeance. New faces in politics both the national and provincial levels were effectively marginalized. It was money politics all over again and the politics of personality. What was somewhat demoralizing was the fact that despite all the general education and knowledge dished out by the media about the candidates – all that black propaganda and even the white ones, the electorate opted to vote along historical lines. Estrada retained his mass base while the family dynasties not only returned their “capos di capi tutti” but even brought with them their kith and kin. Local political scientists have explained this phenomenon as lack of a sense of nationalism or the common good. There is no unity of purpose even among the civic society that supported the candidates obsessed as they were with their narrow sectoral

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Gospel should ... (Tulabing)

From page 6 lives, it’s clear that an abiding and adequate evangelization in that field is an urgent must. Otherwise, they will just decline to all sorts of bad effects and influences. It’s good that in this regard the American bishops are pioneering the way and are opening frontiers. Recently, they came out with a document on social media guidelines that for sure will be helpful to all Christian believers trying to get involved in the evangelization of this vast, exciting world of social media. It bats for greater visibility of

the gospel message in the social media, as well as favorable manners to build stronger sense of community among ourselves. It also recommends efforts at accountability, so our postings can really be responsible and therefore defensible. The gospel has to be presented in such a way that it retains its original forcefulness and meaning while adapting to the evolving issues at hand. It should be in a language not only understandable but also attractive and engaging to the intended audience. Highly interactive, the social media has to be handled with extreme prudence and powerful magnanimity and nobleness of heart. Otherwise, one can easily founder in its many delicate, tricky spots. It’s important that one assumes a very positive outlook toward the social media, not easily bogged down by the many dangers it poses and the other negative traits it possesses. He has to be very broadminded, with a universal grasp of things, knowing how to stick to what is essential and how to deal with the merely incidental. In the social media, one is bound to see a spill of tactlessness, inanities, narcissism, etc. One simply has to be above this level, while respecting each one’s idiosyncracies. He has to be sharply and quickly discerning in his judgments, knowing what to pick up and what to disregard with respect to the different views expressed. Thus, having clear criteria is required. He should be good in cruising the complicated field. No doubt, a high level of spirituality is needed here, otherwise one ends up getting entangled in petty quarrels and animosities and other worse predicaments. As St. Paul said, “The spiritual man judges all things, and he himself is judged by no

interests – be this emotional, personal, economic or regional. What was lacking was a commitment to nationhood, economic development or social amelioration which outside the country is espoused and promoted by political parties through their administrative agenda. Even within the same party as shown in the last elections personal agendas were paramount and took center stage. Many people voted for Noynoy in the hope that he will satisfy their individual aspirations once in power be this an appointment, a business opportunity or a narrow special interest. In this balkanized environment it is easy for an administration to pick up the pieces many of them competing interest and play one against the other. Historically in this country politics is characterized by intra elite squabbles on a winner take all. This produces that curse of Sisyphus with one administration tearing down the gains of the previous one and starting again usually with limited success if not failure which explains the boom and bust episode in the country’s development history. Successful technocrats of previous administrations in the Republic of the Philippines absence of a professional Regional Trialcivil Court of Negros Oriental 7th Judicial service are rudely yanked out Region Branch 63 and sometimes replaced by rank Bayawan City amateurs who have to go through OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF the learning curve and on-the-job training effectively postponing the NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE forward Upon thrust extrajudicial of development. petition/application for sale under Act No. 3135

filed by Cooperative Bank of Negros Oriental, Bayawan Branch against FELIZARDO M.LIZADA as attorney-in fact of GREGORIA M. CALIBO, all of legal ages and Filipinos, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness in which the principal amount of FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (P50,000.00) as of June 15,2010 excluding interest, penalty, attorney’s fees, sheriff’s fees and other charges incidental to foreclosure. The undersigned or its duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on September 23, 2010 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 63, Bayawan City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following real property: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FT-3484

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(From page 6) See difficulties as challenges for growth. Be a helper and an encourager. Have a generous spirit. Let your life sing. Strive for simplicity, serenity, spirituality. Show others the way. Choose to love. Sharpen your sense of humor. man…” (1 Cor 2,15) These words may not sit well with those with no faith or with weak faith. But this is just how the cookie crumbles. In terms of expression, one has to be both natural and supernatural, mastering the art of political correctness as well as that

Practice the art of abundance. Learn to do good. Recycle and reuse. Help those in need. Begin to really live TODAY! Rejoice in the simple things of life. Look for the good in others instead of what is wrong. Measure your lifetime in blessings. Learn what is pleasing to the Lord God. of holy shamelessness when it is precisely needed. He has to know how to enter into the mind and heart of the people. That’s why, one really has to be properly formed before he enters into the social media and hope to contribute to the effort to evangelize it. The most effective evangelizer is one who manages to transmit the gospel message without being noticed.

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Cornelio Cornelio succumbed undetermined number of blows to his head and face from a hammer believed to be used by the suspect, who managed to escape by scaling the concrete fence. He took along with his flight the cellular phone, wrist watch and wallet of the slain lawyer. Investigation showed that the victim and his son Engineer Jason Cornelio arrived together at their home from Bais City at around 6:30 PM. However, the Atty. Cornelio went inside the house alone as Jason proceeded to downtown Dumaguete to have the family car checked for some mechanical trouble. Upon his return neighbor Lino Gariwaldo called the attention of Engr. Cornelio claiming he saw the halfnaked suspect fleeing on foot. Alarmed, Jason and his brother Atty. Martin Gerard Cornelio scoured the house and compound looking for their father to no avail. Jason then noticed a small crack along the edge of the septic tank and discovered the bruised cadaver of their father wrapped in a blanket secured with a steel wire. His body was brought to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital and later transferred to the Eterna Funeral Homes for the funeral. SUSPECT VICENTE

“PEPING’ ZERNA KADUSALE, from Manjuyod 42, married, 5’4”, stocky built, long curly hair, with knapsack, when last seen wearing short pants, is missing in his family home, and is in hiding. Informants please call the police hotline immediately 09152592288 or 0921 767 3483 or 09162845549.


he city of gentle people once again witnessed three separate shooting incidents but whose intended victims surviving the slay attempts. A bellboy of a pension house was shot in the nape by his own neighbor in Candau-ay Dumaguete City, Tuesday.

The victim, Rolando Magdalan was in a drinking binge when a fight broke out between two of his buddies, which he tried to mediate only to be shot. However, the suspect has been arrested and the .22 air rifle used in the shooting seized. Carl Rey “Pakang” Infante, 23, considered a police character and one of the

leaders of BLOODS gang was shot in the face while traversing Hibbard Avenue Piapi Dumaguete City in company of Felix Somoza and Rinzel Jane Pit last July 31. The two suspects were also riding a motorcycle and overtook Infante’s before the backrider armed with a .45 caliber pistol opened fire, Finally, the July 30 shooting of an17 Turn to page

or conniving to inflict injury against a policeman, Joseph Lagorra, Jose Balnco, Fabian Magallanes and five of their unidentified companions who are members of left-leaning militant groups will stand trial for resistance and serious disobedience. Fiscal Alejandro Jovellar found disarm Ferrer or distract his attention to probable cause that the respondents other attackers, one of whom even attempted “helped each other in inflicting injury to grab the service firearm of Ferrer.” to SP04 Douglas Ferrer by throwing The incident occurred last December punches at the lawman with intent to Turn to page 17


Suspected Amazons face explosives raps Alleged female communist rebel partisans identified as Nazell Pajunar alias Krisha, 19, of Napacao, Siaton and Maribel Villamor alias Racquel, 22, of Carmen, Bohol, have been formally charged for illegal possession of explosives by the Philippine Army, Thursday at the Hall of Justice. Lt. Col. Pio Dionisio, Commanding Officer of the 79th Infantry Battalion said a grenade was found in the possession of the two suspects along with the map of Napacao detachment following their arrest last Wednesday.

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There is a killing of the prophets of Baal that ensues, and Christian people we wince a little. But the main point for us is the God vs. Baal on Mt. Carmel. And what does it signify for us in our world— of the Carmel battle in our hearts? Two points let us consider. First, the powerlessness of the god of the Baalites was there that day. To them Baal was the god of fertility, of productivity, of success, of victory in battle, if you please. But Baal won’t do. The same Baal-god is still with us in our new millennium. The same idols are still beguiling us. The little gods of the Caesars, of Hitler, our shamed dictator, our people languishing in jail accused of plunder, our convicted mulcters, our “professional” putshists—they are still with us. (To be continued)

Bomb blast ... From page 2 an IED was kept inside their house in Pitogo some 40 kilometers from the town proper. Authorities also failed to recover shrapnel from the scene of the blast fueling speculation that the site has been tampered. 11th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong said it was most likely that the IED exploded from within and was not thrown into the Binoy residence. Authorities strongly believe that the IED went off after it was messed upon by any of the dead children.




The truth about ... (From page 2) such investigation shall be conducted.” The above-quoted provision was the basis of Executive Order No. 4 dated January 7, 1966 issued by the President in creating the Presidential Agency on Reforms and Government (PARGO) with functions to investigate all activities involving or affecting immoral practices, graft and corruption etc., and to file and prosecute the proper charges with the appropriate agency. In Evangelista vs. Jarencio, 68 SCRA 99 (1975), the Supreme Court upheld the power of PARGO to issue subpoenas. And in the subsequent case of Larin vs. Executive Secretary, 280 SCRA 713 (1997), the Supreme Court virtually restated the provision of Sec. 64 (c) when it said, among others, that “In the exercise of his investigatory power, the President may do so thru an executive officer, or create a body or committee to conduct the investigation, empower said officer, body or committee to issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum for the purpose, and to make recommendations, on the basis of which he will make his appropriate action”. I think it is both right and opportune to give President Aquino the chance to pursue his struggle against graft and corruption to correct the evils of materialism plaguing officialdom. It is bad for the country to nip a noble project in the bud. I am hopeful, almost positive, that the Commission will achieve the President’s goal because it will be managed by a competent and upright man in the person of former Chief Justice Davide.

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who, as page Chairman of From 2 the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board has been criticized for allegedly taking a direct hand in the processing, approval or annulling of mining/quarry permits. Vergara sometimes had to face hostile crowds and displeased local government officials who are protesting excessive quarry operations in Siaton, Sibulan and Tanjay City. Lagahit, who will not hold any seat in the Board, refuses to comment on the conduct and decisions of his immediate predecessor but declared that ENRD is the foremost agency that has the obligation and expertise to evaluate applicants for quarry permits. Critics of some quarry operations of permit holders are asked to write a formal letter to the Governor. The complaint-letter shall be forwarded to the Provincial Attorney, then to the ENRD for a case study. The agency shall submit its findings and recommendation back to the Provincial Attorney, who shall advise the Governor for the final action. (By Dems Demecillo)


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The Brothers and Sisters of the late


NORA RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ Wish to convey their profound THANKS with GRATITUDE to her past and last attending physician and to everyone who attended the wake, offered services, brought flowers, attended the funeral and who in one way or the other, condoled with them during their hour of bereavement.

Foundation University’s coordinator for environmental programs Dr. Aparicio Mequi (left) converses with former Governor Jose “Petit” Baldado (right) on the impending deployment of biomechanical goats in Manjuyod’s public market, schools and barangays. College of Agriculture Dean Mark Espedilla ( 3rd from left) said the technology is designed to accelerate the conversion of bio-degradable wastes into organic fertilizer from 3 months to just two to three weeks. Listening intently are (from right) Baldado, Manjuyod National High School Principal Lemuel Anfone, Manjuyod Central Elementary School Principal Antonietta Espedilla and Yuri Anne .

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(From page 8) food at the proper time. How happy that servant is if his master finds him doing this when he comes home! Indeed. I tell you, the master will put that servant in charge of all his property. But if that servant says to himself that his master is taking a long time to come back and if he begins to beat the other servants, both the men and the women, and eats and drinks and gets drunk, then the master will come back one day when the servant does not expect him and at a time he does not know. The master will cut him in pieces and make him share the fate of the disobedient. The servant who knows what his master want him to do, but does not get himself ready and do it, will be punished with a heavy whipping. But the servant who does not know what his master wants, and yet does something for which he deserves a whipping, will be punished with a light whipping. Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given. 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 entries of name of child from JULIO ABIERTO JR. TORETE to JULIET JABIERTO TORETE, sex from MALE to FEMALE, last name of mother from ABIERTO to JABIERTO, last name of father from TORETE SR. to TORETE and informant’s name from JULIO R. TORETE SR. to JULIO R. TORETE in the records of JULIO ABIERTO JR. TORETE,

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JULIET J. TORETE, Petitioner, – VERSUS – The Local Civil Registrar of Amlan, Respondent. x———————————-------------------------------------——————————/ O RDER Filed before this Court is a verified petition for correction of entries in the Birth Certificate of Julio Abierto JR. TORETE, through counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued changing the name of child from JULIO ABIERTO JR. TORETE to JULIET JABIERTO TORETE, sex from MALE to FEMALE, last name of mother from ABIERTO to JABIERTO, last name of father from TORETE SR. to TORETE and informant’s name from JULIO R. TORETE SR. to JULIO R. TORETE in the records of JULIO ABIERTO JR. TORETE. 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 once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Local Civil Registrar of Amlan, 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 of this case on October 06, 2010 at 9:30 o’clock in the morning and show cause why the petition should not be granted. SO ORDERED. Given this 8th day of July, 2010, Dumaguete City, Philippines. The Negros Chronicle July 25, Aug. 1 & 8, 2010


NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late AGUSTIN L. BARTE, JR., have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Confirmation of Real Estate Mortgage on Lot No. 659, covered by Tax Declaration No. 99-004-04-00005-R, (Previously Tax Declaration No. 94-04-1119R), containing an area of Three Hundred Seventy Two (372 sq.m., situated at Rizal St., Brgy. Tinago, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental per Doc. No. 326, Page No. 67, Book No. XIII, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Peter Paul F. Renacia. The Negros Chronicle Aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2010

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND ADJUDICATION NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late RENATO CALUMPANG SINDIONG have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Adjudication on the residential building and other improvements constructed on a portion of the land known as Lot 1613A, Psd-07-07-4089, TCT No. 7622 situated in Daro, Dumaguete City, Neg. Or., as notarized by Atty. Arthur Fran P. Tolcidas, Notary Public, under Doc. No. 114, Page No. 24, Book No. III, Series of 2010. The Negros Chronicle Aug. 1, 8 & 15, 2010


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overnor Agustin “Tuting” Perdices’ plan to convert the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital into a Medical Center drew different reactions from the two congressmen of the province. Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (1 st government. District) believes such a move is a step “LGUs know the grassroots health backward and may compromise the problems of their localities, thus in the best over-all quality of our health service, position to decide the priorities compared which has been devolved to the local To page 17


umaguete City Council’s minority bloc led by First Councilor Antonio “Tonyrems” Remollo has been reviewing hundreds of ordinances enacted by their predecessors to determine which of them deserve to be amended, repealed for fully-implemented. Remollo is joined in this venture There are a number of ordinances by fellow Liberal Party Councilors Nilo that in the estimation of Remollo deserve Duran Sayson, Atty. Joe Kenneth Arbas to be amended like the waste segrega and Atty. Manuel Arbon. To page 17



hile the number of dengue cases in Negros Oriental has significantly declined from January to July this year compared to the same period of last year, three have already been reported dead of dengue for the first half of 2010.

Provincial Health Officer 1 Dr. Felix Sy revealed that there were 264 cases of dengue reported throughout the province from January-July, a steep drop compared

to 522 for the same period in 2009. However, while no fatalities were reported in 2009, three persons who died To page 17

Day Care learners need Capitol aid Guintala-ocan Day Care Center mentor Delia Cadayday (left) along with parents of some 20 pupils are appealing for the provincial government assistance for more instructional materials, chairs, tables, proper lighting and ventilation of their classroom in Barangay Talalak, Sta. Catalina. (Photo by

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But where’s the guv?

True, not all these mayors supported Perdices’ election, but the guv should have been here to show magnanimity, when the military briefed mayors about their lapses that helped fertilize insurgency. It’s time some people set aside immature politics and move on. We have mayors who extended good-will like Valente Yap, Django Uy, Dodoy Tuanda, Bentham dela Cruz, Kit Adanza, Ricky Gonzales, and Neil Credo. Military guests included Col Ochotorena, LtCol Bitong, and Lt Col Felicidario. At center is consultant Junny Dumalag, the favorite think tank of Perdices.

PhilHealth coverage for room and board only up to discharge order P

Newly-elected officials of the League of Municipalities led by Mayor Reynaldo Tuanda (left) President took their oaths of office before private consultant Junny Dumalag.(is it legal?) The officers are (from left) Zamboanguita Mayor Kit Marc Adanza, Secretary; Siaton Mayor Albert Ator, Treasurer; Ayungon Mayor Edsel Enardecido, VicePresident; Sibulan Mayor Marcela G. Bartoces, Business Manager and San Jose Mayor Carmelo Remollo, PRO.

hilHealth reminds accredited hospitals and doctors that coverage for room and board extends only up to the date the attending physician issues the order of discharge.

Under Circular 14, series of 2010, the order of discharge may be in the form of “May go home”, “For discharge”, or any other similar order written in the doctor’s order sheet. In any case, PhilHealth will only reimburse claims for confinement up to the date the patient is ordered discharged. For instance, if the patient is admitted on August 3, 2010 and a “May go home” order is issued on August 6, 2010, the total compensable days of confinement are only three days. PhilHealth chief for Health Care Delivery Management Dr. Francis Javier explained that this clarifies matters for health care providers when filing for reimbursement with PhilHealth. “We pay for the care of sick patients,” Dr. Javier said,

emphasizing a key aspect of the insurance program of PhilHealth—that of insuring members for illness or injury requiring hospitalization. With the issuance of a discharge order, the attending physician deems that the patient’s continued confinement is no longer necessary. However, onset of complications requiring further management by the health care provider is a valid ground for deferment of a previously issued order of discharge. The patient’s clinical chart must substantiate the deferment. Atty. Gerardo Ortiz, then in his capacity as PhilHealth Legal Office head, said this also clarifies the confusion regarding interpretation of a “May go home” order. This had been interpreted as merely permissive

such that hospitals or doctors would seem justified in extending the period of confinement to include the days after the issuance of the discharge order. The circular now directs health care providers to ensure that the appropriate confinement period is indicated in the claim forms and other supporting documents for reimbursement. Violation of this policy constitutes the offense of extending the period of confinement which is punishable under the implementing rules and regulations of the PhilHealth law. The Legal Office of PhilHealth has been closely and regularly monitoring health care providers. Those found to have unnecessarily extended a patient’s confinement period will be referred to the Legal Sector for appropriate action.

PIA NegOr Infocen Manager Jennifer Tilos (standing) hosting the Kapihan forum held in Mabinay Gymnasium on July 30 with guests from NORECO 1 (L-R, seated): Assistant General Manager Edmund Nochefranca, General Manager Jose Juveleo Acabal and Mabinay District NORECO 1 Board of Director Romeo Visitacion. The forum tackled the upcoming district elections for the electric cooperative’s board of directors as well as updates on the rural electrification program and the power situation in Central Visayas. (PIA NegOr)

Metro Dgte. ... with Perdices as Gover-

From page 2 of the nor, the attainment goals of Metro Dumaguete will be accelerated. Dumalag believes it should not come from the Capitol, “the LGUs concerned must come up with its own plans for development and integrate it under the Metro concept.” One of the short-term goals of Metro Dumaguete is the completion of the circumferential diversion road that would connect all four LGUs. Dumalag stresses the need for the construction of a major industrial seaport to be owned by the provincial government preferably in Sibulan or Bacong if Metro Dumaguete and Negros Oriental want a sustainable economic plan that increases production and job opportunities using our land and human resource. (By Dems Demecillo)

Justice on ... (From page 4) constitutional guarantee that “adequate legal assistance shall not be denied to any person by reason of poverty.” The main components of the Justice on Wheels are: (1) docket and jail decongestion through mobile court hearings; (2) mobile court-annexed mediation; (3) free legal aid; (4) information dissemination about the rights of the marginalized. Believe it or not, the Justice on Wheels also offers medical and dental missions, aside from dispensing justice. I’ve been to these buses before. They are air conditioned. The interior resembles a court sala. The Justice on Wheels program was adopted after it was showcased in Guatemala. There was a big bus, partitioned into an office of the judge, a room for clerical staff, and rooms for prosecution and mediation. It was seen as a practical solution to speed up case disposition.



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the CIVIC circle From page 16



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he fulfillment of the HEARTS and MINDS of the majority of the people in a democracy is the barometer of success of the government or of a certain administration. It is certainly wrong to gauge success by merely averaging economic indicators such as the Gross National Product (GNP) or balancing the volume of exports and imports. It is even sadder when exports are dependent on OFW remittances because then people become merely a means of production rather than the reason for production; people become machines or merely commodities. This is a painful socio-economic reality. This social anomaly is doubly strange and inconsistent if we even consider that we are a Christian nation. Man is created to Glorify the Maker – the Great Architect of the Universe – God and God alone. For any democratic and freedom-loving country, such as ours, the Human Being should not be treated as merely a means of production but rather the reason or the motivation of production. Unfortunately, the overriding discipline among many government officials and institutions in our country is that man is a means of production. Government policies and programs are generally aimed to ease poverty; to give people their needs; to satisfy their demands; to make them economically viable members of society; to make them productive; to increase their purchasing power; to improve their quality of life; all is economically driven to ease the pain of poverty but there seem to be no serious effort to address the oppression and the institutional deceptions as being the most potent cause of poverty. There is a vicious cycle of poverty. After all is said and done, the question is whether or not the people’s hearts and minds are indeed fulfilled with restful assurance of a good future for them and their children? The answer is no because pure economic

success is merely an answer to the wants of the body which is insatiable or unquenchable; this culture breeds greed and avarice in society. This explains why there is so much injustice in our midst as there seems to be a contest or a race for economic success; thus the rich become richer and the poor become poorer; it becomes a fight between rich and poor; the elite and the proletariat; labor and management; land tiller and the land owner. Even the dispensation of justice has become extremely prohibitive to the poor. Many years ago when I was with the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA), one of the most effective tools of propaganda to win the hearts and minds of people is the swift and efficient dispensation of justice. We were able to adopt alternative modes of dispute settlement using indigenous ways and norms in the hinterlands of the Cordilleras. Miraculously in a matter of days a Barangay or even a town is under the operational influence of the CPLA. Taken in a wider sphere, if only our political leaders and all the components of the judicial system have “the strength and the passion to think out of the traditional box” and come together in conference or work-shop to

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Pryde Teves ...

From page 2 places or buildings owned by the Local Government Unit,” stressed Erames. Some of their colleagues who have reservation in supporting Estacion’s proposal cited the following provision in the National Historical Institute Revised Guidelines in the Naming and Renaming of public places Section IV No. 6, which provides that “no public place should be named or renamed after a person within ten (10) years of his death except for highly exceptional reasons (e.g. his death was due to assassination in the service of the country, he/she gave exceptional service to the nation, death while trying to save others, death was a result of patriotism, and death while in performance of one’s duty.” Erames and Estacion countered this by citing Section 13 (d) of the Local

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gram conforms with the spirit and letter of the CARPER law. On the other hand, 2nd District Rep. George Arnaiz of the Nationalist People’s Coalition has reportedly been retained as Chairman of the Committee on Local Governments. Still waiting for her assigned committee chairmanship is Liberal Party stalwart 1st District Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong, who may not actually head a house panel but will possibly get another position “that would be equivalent to a chairmanship of a committee.” Government Code of 1991 which states: “None of the foregoing local government units, institutions, places or buildings shall be named after a living person, nor a change of name be made unless for a justifiable reason and, in any case, not oftener than once every ten years…” (By Dems Rey Demecillo)

Sky Divers Atty. Joel OBAR

unshackle the socio-political system from ways that do not work anymore I entertain no doubt that in due time we should be able to establish a culture of justice that is truly reachable by the less fortunate members of society. The ROTARY CLUB OF DUMAGUETE NORTH under the able leadership of its incumbent president, ATTY. HERBERT TIMTIM, will be indulging in so great and noble undertaking as to provide a forum by which all stakeholders in the dispensation of justice may be able to seek some “out of the box” formula that could be pursued in unison with the end in view of winning the hearts and minds of the people thereby defertilizing the socialground from the growth of unrest and dissension. Before the end of the year, we intend to start with the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Army (PA), and the LUPON TAGAPAYAPA in all the key-barangays of the city; and perhaps by year 2011, the ground-works for a multi-sectoral WORK-SHOP shall be underway. God bless us all.

Teves, a, second-termer solon said 40 percent of the annual P 20 billion budget will be used for support services that include distribution of farm inputs and training of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries. The end goal is to make agrarian lands productive and enable ARBs to pay the government. Under the support services component of the extended agrarian reform law, the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development (NISARD) headed in the Oriental side by former Valencia Vicemayor Diodoro Olasiman is expected to receive substantial funding to intensify the campaign and training of planters in organic farming. The lady solon is already a member of the Committees on Appropriations, Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, Energy, Tourism and Agriculture.

f we look up at night we see the stars, and by day we see the clouds and the sun. We city folks don’t see much of anything else in the sky. Out in the launching of the Tanjay Uptown North Village Subdivision in Tanjay City two weeks ago, part of the activities was a sky diving show, which had many of the guests excitingly waiting for the parachute drop off the skydivers. Skydiving is best done and seen on open fields, that’s why we city folks don’t see any skydiving unless we attend special occasions where these are held. Skydiving or parachuting is the free fall acrobatics on the air, using a parachute. A typical jump Skydiving is a recreational sport as well as a means for deployment by the military, and in peacetime we see this more as a recreational exhibition performance, like that the guests saw in Tanjay Uptown North Village that day. The history of skydiving starts with Andre-Jacques The guests wait expectantly as the skydivers glide gently Garnerin who made successtowards the landing site amidst dark clouds and strong ful parachute jumps from a winds hot-air balloon in 1797. A typical jump has the individuals jumping out of an The guests looked up anx- firsthand the skydivers drop aircraft at approximately iously when the plane was out of their plane, and we hold 4,000 meters altitude, and sighted, and as the skydivers our breath as we wait to see free-falling for a period of dropped out of the sky, we all the colorful parachutes open time (about a minute)[1] before scanned the horizon to see against the backdrop of the activating a parachute to slow them do the free fall; in a few darkening sky; the strong wind push the skydivers away from where we wait as we slowly see the skydivers redirect their parachutes back to the landing site. Before we knew it, the parachutes were gliding closer to us and dropping gently to the ground. The skydivers land gently, stood up and before we could reach them, they were disentangling their parachute straps and rolling up their parachutes.   Those  huge  colorful wide parachutes were now bound up like wide fat pillows as the men walk down the fields towards the guests who had heartily cheered these men who braved the skies to Great to be back on the ground... the four skydivers, in come down like huge birds. full diving gear with their rolled up parachutes walk up to The skydiving show was their cheering audience a great finale to the launchthe landing down to safe seconds colorful parachutes ing of the Tanjay Uptown speeds which takes about 4 to dotted the sky and we saw the North Village . Thanks to the 6 minutes. When the para- four skydivers slowly glide Villegas family and developer chute opens at about 2,500 ft down, expertly guiding their Louie Tijing, who organized the jumper controls the direc- parachutes to drop gently to a fun filled day with a great tion and aims for the landing the landing site. It is a won- tour of the model houses in site coming to a gentle stop der that from the vast sky the the subdivision and entertainon the expected landing site. skydivers can see the marked ment shows for the guests. In the afternoon of the sky landing site and be able to jump in Tanjay, the skies were manipulate their parachute to dark with clouds and strong fall where it should. gusty winds blew in the field. It is an experience to see


EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF STATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS NOTICE is hereby given that Cecilio P. Siglos and Rene P. Siglos, the heirs of the late RICARDO TUBILLA SIGLOS and Cristina Palomares Siglos have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of State With Waiver of Rights on a savings deposit with the Philippine Veterans Bank, Dumaguete City in the amount of P205,735.67 under Savings Account No. 04702-004243-4; a parcel of land Lot 2547-B-2, Psd-107719, being a portion of Lot No. 2547-B, Psd 11452, LRC Cad. Rec. 1520, situated in Taclobo, Dumaguete City per Doc. No. 325, Page No. 6, Book No. II, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Valeriano B. Lagula. The Negros Chronicle Aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2010

Amazon suspect released w/out charge Asst provincial prosecutor Josseff Ybanez, ordered amazon rebel suspect Nazell Pajunar and Maribel Villamor released without charge even If a grenade was found in her possession along with a map of the PNP Napacao detachment because the lady did not run during a hot pursuit operation and when arrested she was not committing a crime even as the lawmen did not have a search warrant. Those who ran to escape pursuing lawmen, after committing a crime may be arrested without warrant. ( page 13 foto was erroneously captioned due to early printing before Pajunar was subsequently released, much later.)


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Wheels of justice ... Failure to deliver ... From page 1 tually a big bus partitioned into the office of a judge, room for the clerical staff, mediation room, and prosecutor’s room; this mobile court moves about in places where there are no judges; it hears cases involving labor, domestic relations, and others; and conducts mediation; the principal purpose of the mobile court is to bring justice closer to the people or to provide people in remote areas adequate and inexpensive access to justice; in view of the many vacancies in court in the Philippines, especially in municipal trial courts and municipal circuit trial courts, delays in the resolution of cases pending threat are inevitable. Delayed justice creates a negative impact on the justice system, undermines social, economic and even political stability, and impedes national progress. due to various constraints, foremost of which is the lack of interest on the part of lawyers to apply for appointment to vacant judicial posts in courts of the first level, it

NOPH ... From page 14 to the Manila-based Department of Health,” said Limkaichong. However, her counterpart in the 3rd District Pryde Henry Teves takes a simple and practical view declaring that additional funding from DOH in addition to what the provincial government can appropriate would be a most welcome development. “If the DOH allocates P 200 million annually for our provincial hospital and the capitol can appropriate another P 200 million that is easily P 400 million annual budget for NOPH, which will enable us to invest in facilities and equipment,” said Pryde. In justifying her position, Limkaichong cited as an example the bureaucratic red tape at the DOH for the simple purchase of medi-

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is not possible to fill up the failure of many local govvacancies within the near ernments to effectively service the poor in the mounfuture; Thus, there is the urgent tains. The military is only need to dispose of the pend- there to curb violence that ing cases in vacant courts of is caused by its escalation the first level and to ensure because the basic roots efficient and effective ad- were not addressed by the ministration of justice to the local government officials people in places within the led by many mayors. The jurisdiction of the vacant military cannot solve the courts and may be properly lack of delivery of basic attended to go through what services because it is the maybe known as Justices on job of the mayor down to Wheels Project, akin to its model in the Guatemala’ the last municipal officials, he added. mobile courts; MTC Judge Cenon Examples are: Failure to Repollo who was then work- deliver a respectable rate ing at the Supreme Court of literacy and education office some years back said among each town populathat the EJOW is a program tion; nepotism; patronage created by the High Court to politics; failure to deliver reach out to poor Filipinos satisfactory health serand expedite litigation of vices; double standard of cases they are involved in. justice, graft and corrupThe program all started from an official visit of SC officials to Guatemala and a bus donated by the World Bank. Then Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. went to Guatemala on official visit in 2003 and was told about the mobile court system used by the government to bring justice closer to the people or to provide people in remote areas adequate and inexpensive access to justice As of December last year, EJOW has facilitated the release of/dismissal of cases against 2,513 inmates, settled 5,361 cases through court-annexed mediation, and provided free legal aid to 1,103 detainees. Some 6,883 inmates were provided free medical and dental assistance, while 11,900 barangay officials have been oriented on the Court’s EJOW and other judicial reform programs and Court rules enhancing human rights. By the first quarter of

cines. The long and tedious process starting from the provincial level, to the region, to the national and back has resulted to the distribution of near-expired medicines for the end users. Both Teves and Limkaichong agree that Perdices’ plan would certainly address increase the pay of the medical practitioners as they will be receiving the same compensation like their counterparts in the DOH-run hospitals but the solons pledged to look for other means to further improve the quality of service in NOPH while keeping the medical staff satisfied with their remuneration to arrest their exodus to other hospitals. (By Dems Demecillo)

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2010, the mobile courts are set to be deployed in Kalibo and Roxas in the Visayas; Sta. Cruz or Biñan, Laguna; Malolos, Bulacan; La Union and Baguio City; Cagayan De Oro and Iligan or South Cotabato and Maguindanao; Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Abra; Tarlac and Pangasinan; Iloilo and Bacolod; Bohol and the cities of Marikina, Mandaluyong, Taguig and Muntinlupa. Its chairman is Associate justice Adolfo Azcuna; Zenaida Elepano, vice chairman; with members: Christopher Lock, Evelyn Dumdum, program director; Ismael Khan Jr, Midas Marquez, chief public information office; Edilberto Davis, and Atty Thelma Bahia, head of the Court management Office. Coordinating the Dumaguete launching here were be RTC and MTC judges at the hall of justice where a short ceremoney took place.

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tion ordinance and the septage treatment scheme. Remollo maintains that taxpayers should not be burdened by additional fees for the collection of their garbage as this is supposed to be one of the services of the city government. He also believes that the collection of P 2.00 user’s fee by the city water district for the operations of the septage treatment facility in Camanjac is unjustified since “it won’t service everyone as many residents particularly in densely populated centers are without septic tanks that conform with the specifications of the city before liquid wastes are collected and treated.” While there are ordinances deemed irrelevant, there are also sound measures which have not been seriously implemented by the city administration. Among them are: the 10 PM curfew for minors; trash bins inside motorcabs for hire and the selling of alcohol and cigarettes to minors.

tion among others. IRA ORIENTED The reason why LGUs lack the funds to deliver even devolved basic services such as health, agriculture, governance, and others, is because most LGUs are “IRA-oriented.” This means, many LGUs know IRA (internal revenue allotments by the national government and local taxes) as the sources of revenues for the town. Banlaoi said, grants and loans in huge amounts for those LGUs and even counter parts abroad in developed countries, are big souces of funds for the LGUs , if they only know how to secure these. LGUs must hire local experts who will help them process , ssecure and defend these grants from various sources. Capacity building programs must also be trained on the LGUs, and inculcating upon LGU officials enough basic expertise, so that they will know the modern way of securing other sources of funding other than the traditional IRA which are mostly used for salaries and wages plus maintenance and operating costs only,.


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PMA to hold entrance exam on August 29 by: Rachelle M. Nessia

The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will conduct its Entrance Examination for PMA Cadetship on August 29, 2010 in 35 examination centers nationwide. In Dumaguete City, the designated examination center is Silliman University.

DSWD hands out cash grants to 4Ps beneficiaries in Bayawan by: Rachelle M. Nessia

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) handed out cash grants to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Land Bank of the Philippines in Bayawan City, this province. The ceremonial giving of cash grants was graced by 3rd District Congressman Pryde Henry Teves and the local chief executives of the 4Ps coverage areas in the third district.

Negros Oriental's Buglasan Festival preparations underway by: Jennifer Catan-Tilos

As early as last month of July, preparations are underway for this year's colorful Buglasan Festival with more than 50 events calendared for a two-week long celebration in October. Negros Oriental Tourism Council (NOTC) Chair Nick Elman briefed Provincial Governor Agustin Perdices and tourism coordinators from different local government units (LGUs) in separate occasions the details of the activities and competition in the upcoming event.

NORECO 1 to hold district elections

SU SALONGA LAW CENTER by: Rachelle M. Nessia The Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 1 Silliman University (NORECO 1) based in Bindoy is set to hold its district Salonga Law Center elections for the electric cooperative's board of directors in former head Atty Mikail four districts in September this year. Maxino is now the dean of Said elections will be conducted in Mabinay on the SU college of law Sept. 4, Manjuyod on Sept. 11, Tayasan on Sept. 18; and while Atty Miles Bejar, its Canlaon City on Sept. 25. former dean, is now the Deadline of filing of certificates of candidacy are head of the Salonga Law the following: August 25 for Mabinay district; Sept. 1, Center. Manjuyod; Sept. 8, Tayasan; and Sept. 15, Canlaon City. The Center services LGUs needs for trainings on local governance, ordinancetion without justice. The people deserve to know the truth. The making, parliamentary (Yap) time to cover up the truth and to procedure and even free From page 6 legal assistance for indiprosecuted by the Depart- suppress the freedom to know ment of Justice or by the OM- the truth is over. The past admingent litigants. istration is no longer in power to They can be contacted at BUDSMAN. protect the corrupt officials. Let There can be no reconciliaSilliman Unviersity Colthe mind speak and set men free. lege of Law or at We should send to jail our Care crooks in the government NOT TO CONGRESS as honorable Atty Mik Maxino, dean; or From page 13 members of the House of RepAtty Miles Bejar, director.

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Dengue ... From page 14 of dengue in the first half of this year one each from Guihulngan City, Canlaon City and Sibulan. Dumaguete City has the most number of dengue cases for the said period at 77; Sibulan, 49; Tanjay City, 34; Bais City, 19; Bayawan City, 18; Bindoy, 17; Guihulngan City, 15; Bacong, 14; San Jose, 12 and Canlaon City 9 cases. Sy urged the public to immediately seek medical assistance for those who experience high fever noting that all the three fatalities were brought to the hospital far too late for an effective intervention.

10, 2009 while the respondents along with scores of others held a march to commemorate Human Rights Day. Ferrer, who was then tasked to monitor the public activity was chased by the respondents and cornered inside Unitop department store. Punches were thrown at the policeman until his colleague came to his succor. Ferrer originally asked the fiscal to charge the respondents of the more serious Direct Assault on an agent of Person in Authority but it was evidently downgraded. On the other hand, the respondents did not honor the summons of the Prosecutor’s Office to appear before the two preliminary hearings set for them to answer the raps.


3 victims ... From page 13 engineer is still under investigation with the victim unable to name any person who may have a score to settle with him. Both the victim identified as Engr. Dickzon Rendal assigned at the Provincial Engineer’s Office and the authorities think the motive of the suspects was robbery. Rendal, was driving his motorcycle along EJ Blanco Extension when the two suspects also on board a motorcycle following him opened fire missing his head but wounding his right ear. All three victims are now out of danger.



August 8, 2010

Mobile Court in action




Judges Antonio Estoconing and Crescenio Tan Jr, presided during hearing and mediation sessions inside the mobile courts of the Enhanced Justice on Wheels program of the Supreme Court, which covered 13 resolved cases and nine mediated conflicts, all in one day. If Gov. Perdices will only invest on this P5M project, it will be a lasting legacy on the justice system in Negros Oriental. Perdices should.

NEWSBRIEFS SUPPLEMENTAL/BID BULLETIN Republic of the Philippines Province of Negros Oriental Municipality of Sibulan -oOo-

ADDENDUM NO. 01 This Addendum No. 01 is issued to modify or amend items in the Bid Documents. This shall form an integral part of the Bid Documents. Modification: Procurement Schedule: a) Pre-Bid Conference – August 11, 2010, 2:00PM b) Receipt and Opening of Bids – August 24, 2010, 2:00PM c) List of Medicines/Bill of Quantities d) Delivery Period-15 days Items Quantity Unit Description of Articles Unit Price Total Price No. 1 30000 tabs Paracetamol tab 500mg 2 1875 bots Paracetamol syrup 250 mg/5ml-60ml 3 1125 bots Paracetamol drops 100mg/ml-15ml 4 1800 bots Carbocisteine syrup 250mg/5ml-60ml 5 19500 caps Carbocisteine cap 500mg 6 7500 tabs Cotrimoxazole tab 800mg DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Teresita De La Torre and Moses Paul De La Torre, known as the First Party, the heirs of the late PAULO DE LA TORRE have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement and Absolute Sale on Lot No. 6564-A-2-A, Psd-133716, covered by OCT No. FT-54, situated in Mangnao, Dumaguete City, containing an area of 319 sq.m. in favor to Odonia S. Gako, known as Second Party, per Doc. No. 481, Page No. 88, Book No. 9, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Atty. Nerio NB. Bulado. The Negros Chronicle Aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2010

7 1125 bots Cotrimoxazole suspension 400mg/5ml-60ml 8 9000 caps Cefalexin 500mg cap 9 1050 bots Cefalexin 250mg/5ml-60ml suspension 10 18000 caps Amoxillin 500mg cap 11 1125 bots Amoxillin 250mg/5ml-60ml suspension 12 700 bots Amoxillin drops 100mg/ml-15ml 13 15000 caps Mefenamic Acid 500mg cap 14 4500 tabs Salbutamol tablet 2mg 15 700 bots Salbutamol syrup 2mg/5ml-60ml 16 44180 caps Multivitamins + Iron cap 500mg 17 4125 bots Multivitamins syrup 60 ml 18 7500 tabs Nefidipine 5mg tab 19 7500 tabs Metoprolol 100mg tab 20 7500 tabs Aluminum Magnesium Hydrozide 500mg 21 7500 tabs Diclofenac tablet 50mg 22 6900 tabs Ranitidine 150mg tab 23 500 tabs Methylergometrine 125mcg 24 50 amp Methylergometrine 200mcg/ml For guidance and information of all concerned. (Sgd.) MRS. CORNELIA C. LOZAGA BAC Chairman Received by the Bidder ___________________ Date: ______________ The Negros Chronicle August 8, 2010 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT FOR THE ESTATE OF FELIPE C. TAN with SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late FELIPE C. TAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement For The Estate of Felipe C. Tan With Sale on a portion of Lot 743-C, containing an area of 72 sq.m. and a portion of Lot 743-E, containing an area of 72 sq.m., OCT No. 3801-A, situated in Dumaguete City in favor of Spouses Armando T. Saso and Esther A. Saso per Doc. No. 177, Page No. 36, Book No. XXXI, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle Aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2010

Silliman gears up for 109th Founders he press launching of the Miss Silliman pagDayeant and the celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambasa open the month of August, continuing


the series of activities for the 109th Founders Day. “Queen Building,” an art On August 15, members exhibit by a local artist, is the of the Silliman community first activity for the month- will gather at the Silliman long celebration and was University Church for the launched by the Cultural Af- Founders Day Opening Worfairs Committee on July 24. ship. Another worship serThe exhibit is open to the pub- vice, which is also organized lic at the Foyer of the Claire by the University Spiritual Isabel McGill Luce Audito- Life Council, caps the celrium until August 14. ebration on August 30. This year’s Founders Day Preparations for the theme is “Silliman at 109: 109th Founders Day are Raised on Eagles’ Wings.” It handled by the Founders Day is inspired by the song On Committee headed by College Eagles’ Wings. of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Considered a major activ- Margaret Udarbe-Alvarez. ity in Dumaguete City, the Silliman was founded on Founders Day welcomes thou- August 28, 1901 by Presbysands of alumni back on the terian missionaries led by Dr. Silliman campus. It lines up David Sutherland Hibbard various activities throughout and wife, Laura. It was named the month, registering the after Dr. Horace Brinsmade highest attendance in the Uni- Silliman, a philanthropist versity parade, Parada from Cohoes, New York who Sillimaniania, which is sched- donated the initial sum of uled on August 27, and in the $10,000 to start what was then activities on August 28: Sun- known as Silliman Institute. rise Service, Outstanding Silliman was granted univerSillimanian Awards and Tipon sity status in 1938. The UniDumaguete, a gathering of versity is regarded as among alumni and reunioning the top higher education instibatches. Different alumni tutions in the Philippines with chapters across the globe a current student population share the festive mood with of over 8,000 from different their own Founders Day cel- parts of the Philippines and ebrations. other countries.

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