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PRYDE’S ADVICE: “Dodo should not field bets in D-3” o as not to stir the “Hornet’s nest,” the Teves clan in the 3rd district will support the governorship of Dodo Macias provided that Dodo will not field his own NPC partymates for board member, mayor down to the last councilor in the 3rd district. If Governor Emilio “Dodo” Macias of the Nationalist People’s Coalition is sincere in forging an alliance with the dominant LakasKampi Party in the third district headed by the veteran political kingmaker former congressman Herminio “Meniong” Teves to be certain that he will be re-elected as governor, then Macias must do only one thing: ensure that the party he heads will not field any candidates for the positions of board member, mayor, vice-mayor down to the barangay captains to contest the chosen bets of the Teveses in the third district. Third District Rep. Pryde Henry Teves reminds Macias to keep his end of the bargain. Should Macias fail to do Close allies of the what the Teveses expect of Teveses bristled over the alhim then the most probable leged overtures of Macias in scenario is for Meniong wooing Bacong Mayor Teves to support his closest Lenin Alviola, Zamboanguita rival, Vice-Governor Jose Mayor Kit Adanza and “Petit” Baldado, whose bai- Board Members Marcelo liwick is the first district. Adanza to his camp. He Reliable sources within was also openly endorsing the Teves camp claim that the Cebu-based businessman elder Teves is not inclined to Albert Ator, owner of a large support Macias or even to at forwarding company, as the least stay neutral for the gov- next mayor of Siaton against ernorship after Macias has incumbent mayor Vincent been perceived as actively “Bingbing” Arbolado, a raiding the Lakas-Kampi close ally of the Teveses. ranks in the third district by Former Dauin Mayor enticing incumbent mayors Jeffry Araula, favorite pal of and other elected and former 2nd District Rep. George officials to his side. Turn to page 19

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ust four days into the training of the Dumaguete City Barangay Public Safety Officers or special tanods, nine recruits have packed up their bags and left camp primarily for health reasons but they were quickly replaced by equally qualified trainees who are waiting at the sidelines. As of Thursday, a total of nine recruits out of the forty called it quits after they endured the first few days of rigid physical exercises apart from classroom instructions inside the sprawling provincial command camp of the Negros Oriental PNP in Agan-an, Sibulan. Ret. Col. Nicolas Noble, city Community Officer, confirmed that on the first day of training, two decided to quit; four others left on the next day, Tuesday and three more last Thursday. However, Noble has al-

Dumaguete City’s anti-crime czars (from right of photo) Ret. Col. Nicolas Noble and City Peace and Order Council Action Officer Fernando Martinez led the turn over ceremony of the recruits as City Barangay Public Safety Officers or special tanods to the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office represented by Deputy Director Supt. Alet Virtucio (sitting next to Martinez) for the 20-day training course. Barely 24 hours later, two decided to quit, seven others followed thereafter. ready called up all the ten applicants who were placed on reserve to fill up the vacated slots after they shall have taken and passed the drug test, X-ray and blood test. They will have to take reme-

dial classes to catch up with the rest of the class. The applicants should have attained at least second year college level of educa-

tion, but there are many who have actually completed a four-year course, some even had BS criminology degrees. Turn to page 19

Dads urge Guv:

Most Fil-Ams long to retire in RP homeland halt Okoy quarry B E P. D Y

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N New York and New Jersey Silliman Alumni chapter President Josephine “Joji” Jalandoni pose for a souvenir foto with President Arroyo at dinner hosted by the Fil-USA at the New Wark Sheraton. With them are Bong David, Tony Sarmiento and Kenneth Modina, all of New Jersey U.S.A.

EW YORK — Most of FilipinoAmericans belonging to the baby boomers of the 80s want to retire in their homeland the Philippines. But those Fil-Ams born in the United States and have found work and fam Turn to page 2

BY DEMS DEMECILLO xpressing fear that the next floods will washout communities along the Okoy River, Dumaguete City Vice-mayor Woodrow Maquiling attempted to pass a resolution during Thursday’s regular session of the city council urging Governor Emilio Macias II for the halting of the quarry operations while a consultation and scientific study will be conducted to determine if the re-channeling of the Okoy River increases potential dangers to the communities along its banks.

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“THE JOY OF LIVING WITH JESUS KEEPS US LEVEL-HEADED BOTH IN GOOD AND BAD TIMES.”


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Arroyo signs CARP Extension into CARPER Law F orty-six years after her father, former President Diosdado Macapagal signed the Agricultural Land Re form Code that set the bone for the country’s land reform program, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made sure last August 7 that the legacy remains intact by signing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) bill into law. Republic Act 9077, which while the rest will be used for among other things, provide a land acquisition and distribumore equitable distribution and tion. This should be the final ownership of land in the country. The law was signed by the straw that would break the President in simple ceremonies monumental failure of CARP of at the Don Caesario San Diego, old. The old CARP law has dewitnessed by 1500 warm body. veloped a recklessness in indisUnder the law, CARP would criminately giving land to somebe provided a P150-billion bud- times ghost beneficiaries, and get distributed over five years, giving land without the means 40 percent of which would sup- if making it productive. Under the newly signed port services to make agricultural lands more productive, CARPER law, the larger alloca-

DSWD Region 7 Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre said that their field personnel note a higher attendance in schools and volume of parents who bring their children to the health center for examination or monitoring of their nutrition

intake. Implemented in the towns of La Libertad, Bindoy, Vallehernoso, Tayasan and Ayungon on October 2008 and on January 2009 in Jimalalud and Basay benefiting some 20, Page page 22

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tion of P150-billion, the CARP would be able to provide for the funding need of farmer beneficiaries and further strengthen support services that would greatly help in increasing the productivity of their acquired land. The newly reformed CARP LAW, stresses the importance of improving the productivity of lands under CARP. This law (CARPER) now and hopefully provides the means to not only equitably

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nvoking the right to be presumed innocent and right to due process, the Court of Appeals reversed and set aside the order of Negros Oriental Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Hon. Fe Lualhati Bustamante’s Order dated February 8, 2008 denying the application of Atty. Francisco Dy Yap for commission as notary public.

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FILIPINOS IN Washington DC: Nick and Connie Relacion, LETICIA Alvarez, and members of her family, attending the FilUSA dinner in honor of Pres.Arroyo at the Willard ballroom.

he Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the province are set to conduct a series of offsite campus registration for first time voters in the province. The board led by its convenor, Rev. Fr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela, recently held a briefing attended by faculty and student representatives of universities and colleges in the province.

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The briefing mapped out a schedule for campuses to take turns hosting the offsite registration for first time voters as the campaign is targeting students. Rev. Fr. Heruela said the activity is

in preparation for the May 2010 national and local elections to have a high record and fraud free registration of young voters and an honest computerized voters list in the Turn to page 19

Paalam, Cory – Negros Chronicle, DYEM-FM CORY OVER DYEM’s “GOOD MORNING, DUMAGUETE” : Among our souvenirs as newsmen was this exclusive interview with then Pres. Cory Aquino when she visited Dumaguete City way back in 1989, three years after the EDSA revolution. This interview with the CHRONICLE editor-publisher who was then anchor of DYEM’s “Good Morning Dumaguete” was taped in the veranda of the residence of then city mayor OIC Pilaring Raymond, which house is now converted into a local pensionne house.

ily there, usually do not want to come home anymore. Several hundreds of Filipino-Americans attended the two dinner invitations with President Arroyo as their special guest and speaker. It was on the occasion of the working visit of Pres. Arroyo to Washington DC upon invitation of President Barack Obama last July 31. The first dinner engagement was at the plush Willard Hotel in Washington DC where heads of State usually stay. The second dinner meeting was at the New Wark Sheraton in nearby New Jersey where there were more Filipino-Americans residing, a one hour drive from the Waldorf Astoria where the president and her party were billeted. (We in the media delegation were billeted at the nearby Beacon hotel in front of the Waldorf along Lexington Avenue.) Among the prominent locally known guests we met was Josephine “Joji” Jalandoni who is the president of the Silliman U Alumni Association of New York and New Jersey chapters. She represented the hundreds of Silliman alumni in that dinner even as President Arroyo obliged for a souvenir photo with the Sillimanians.(see page one foto) Like everybody else, Joji, who has been working as a nurse here longs for the day when she will retire in her homeland in Negros Occidental.

ministrative cases pending before the Office of the Bar Confidant against Yap. On February 18, 2008 or ten days later, Bustamante denied Yap’s motion for reconsidera Turn to page 19

Lorico slay witnesses

itnesses to the June 10 assassination of KAUGMAON provincial Chair Fermin Lorico are now expected to fully cooperate with the Philippine National Police following a dialogue between the militant human rights group KARAPATAN and the Philippine National Police in a meeting hosted by Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices. The investigation will be conducted primarily by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group. Negros Oriental Police Lorico slaying. Some of Provincial Office Director those who were at the scene Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez of the crime claim that the Jr., the Philippine Army and witnesses were being kept other local government by the allied militant organiagencies have been urging zations of KAUGMAON. Meanwhile both Mayor members of KAUGMAON and KARAPATAN to pro- Perdices and City Chief of Turn to page 19 duce the witnesses to the

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Most Fil-Ams long to retire in RP homeland

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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

TOP OF THE WEEK CA reverses ruling vs. notary public arely a year into the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of 4 Ps to the tune of P98,984,090, the Department of Social Welfare and Development reports that they have observed encouraging results already.

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FILIPINOS IN SAIPAN. They were so eager crews of POI Aviation Saipan where our 747 flight from Los Angeles landed in this Pacific island where the plane refueled. They included Jake Aslim, Antony Concepcion of Iloilo, Efryll Bobaoilla, Jason Anier; Flight Attendants Adora Altarejos and Erica Larracas. The flight was piloted by Capt. Felix Jambo Guerrero and First Officer Edwin Guerrero.

Another trio, businessmen in their own rights were Kenneth Modina, Tony Sarmiento, Nick Relacion and Bong David. They were unanimous in their decision to retire in their homeland one day. They are in fact now scouting for suitable real estate where they can build their ideal retirement home, possibly along the beach front anywhere in the country’s 7000 islands. They say that the most important value that they miss home is the peace and quiet of their county nooks, the endless number of friends to go around with, the fresh clean air at home, the rustic ambience which blends with mother nature, far away from the jungle of steel where they are today. But their dilemma is that their children born in America would no longer want to stay with their parents in their homeland for retirement. To the modernday children born in the U.S. they are strictly American-oriented and they do not have sweet memories about home in the Philippines so most of them opt to stay in an American home and hope to stay in some quiet neighborhood in retirement someday.


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Jabez prayer ast Saturday, I had the privilege of acquainting with a person named Jabez. Fr. Mario Bije, SVD introduced me to Jabez’ prayer. Fr. Mario told me, he thinks he has been given the gift of prayer-healing. Jabez, the priest says, is peculiarly special. Among his brothers, Jabez was more honorable. Yet, Jabez was born from pain. I don’t know how many mothers would name a son, Jabez. Jabez means giving birth to a child in pain. I am not sure if the “pain” that Jabez brought was labor pain at the time of his birth that his mother suffered. Or it could have been the pain of shame brought about by his birth, perhaps due to having been born without a known father, or out of wedlock.

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With all the powers of her presidency, why has Cory Aquino not been able to put to jail the mastermind of her own husband’s assassination? This is not vengeance, this is basic plain and simple justice.

Indeed she was an icon of Democracy. Her greatest role was to be the center of gravity in deposing the 20yr old dictator. Land Reform , Rebellion, Secessionist movements, Injustice, were to be handled by her successors.

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hile everybody seems to be talking about the euphoric Cory legacy following that unprecedented people’s funeral rites given in her honor last Wednesday, the question often posed is: how long will it last ? Or, how short a time will people remember Cory?

Just like how easily people have forgotten the ideals of the EDSA revolution, or, why some want a convicted plunderer president back to Malacanang even as the very same people drove him out of Malacanang. The impact of Cory’s passing has not come as timely as when the nation is facing grave economic global downtrend, when people are losing jobs, when the peso-dollar exchange is on a downtrend. In short, her demise has come when the word “legacy” has been connoted as one of economic plunder and sabotage especially in the financial fronts. There is no question that Cory more than anybody else is regarded as the icon of Democracy, and the epitome of Filipino motherhood, more than a hero or saint. Motherhood in the sense that even during the eulogies coming from her family, Cory was depicted more of a “mother image” than as a great president. But Cory’s singular achievement which others couldn’t accomplish is that she has united the Filipinos in their fight for free-

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Let’s give it to the woman. Cory was the symbol of the typical Filipino motherhood taking over the cudgels of running the affairs of the Nation, when the dictator was deposed, after husband Ninoy was assassinated. That was Cory for the nation. Cory became the center of gravity that led to the ouster of the oppressive regime of Mr. Marcos. Last Wednesday, the nation witnessed an unprecedented dramatic send-off which far exceeded any conceivable State funeral. Cory indeed belonged both to the ordinary, and the extraordinary. That is why she was extremely popular. She resembled the typical Filipino family, just as Erap Estrada resembles and identifies himself with his cinematic role as one with the oppressed masses, —not the elite, although in real life, he is an elite. If only we, as a people, will perpetuate the kind of unity we displayed last Wednesday, nationwide, braving the rain and floods, the heavy traffic, during the Cory funeral, taking to the streets in loving peaceful assembly, we can then make democracy function once more, to its fullest, without even amending the Constitution. And yet, no matter how many times we change the Constitution, if mother nature and if people do not lamentably cooperate, then... ……what then?

The Corystas Ruby, Cheska, Gica, BJ , Jay, Bingo Dejaresco . This photo was taken during the funeral rites of Cory Aquino taken by Paparazzi Tating atop Surabaya Bldg. We stayed 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jabez is special because he petitioned the Lord in a prayer. And the Lord granted his petitions. If the Lord grants your prayer, you must be special. The prayer of Jabez has become a model prayer for many. To many, the prayer has done wonders. As a matter of fact, Jabez’ simple prayer was even subject of a book that became a best seller. The prayer of Jabez goes this way: “Oh, that you would bless me, and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” In this two-sentence prayer of twenty nine words, Jabez prays for four things, that the Lord generously granted. First: prayer for blessing. Jabez asked the Lord to bless him. “Oh that you would bless me,” asked Jabez in his prayer. Second: prayer for influence. Jabez then asked the Lord to “enlarge my territory.” This is not a request for physical territory like expanding land ownership, for that is the work of landgrabbers. Jabez’ request was that the Lord grant him greater influence among others. Third: prayer for power. Then Jabez asked the Lord “Let your hand be with me.” This is a prayer seeking God’s hand that is all-powerful. Fourth: prayer for protection. Jabez asked the Lord for

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Death of a democracy’s icon

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

he Heaven’s wept shamelessly as Corazon C. Aquino- Asia’s first female leader - the first woman President of the Philippines - breathed her last. The leaderships of the whole world joined in condolence and praise of the country’s Joan of Arc who died clutching the rosary given by the visionary. Lucia of Fatima. Many times on the cliff of borne out of Marcos’ cheating One either has it or does not death, she died on the first Sat- Cory in the 1986 election count- have it. urday of the month of Our ing, gave the spectacle to an The US Congress gave Cory Blessed Lady and the first day awed mankind as a million be- in 1987 a three minute standing of the same month her beloved lievers stopped tanks and sol- ovation, unseen in the halls of that Ninoy was shot at the tarmac on diers with flowers and rosaries. august body in recent memory, Bewildered, the Marcoses fled before her speech that earned for August 21, 1981. One million signatures ar- to Hawaii. The “Bloodless Revolt” the Philippines an instant US$200ranged by the late Chino Roces inspired revolutions that ousted Milllion aid from America. “The richconvinced the reluctant housewife tyrranical regimes and communists est honararium ever given to a Cory Aquino to battle Marcos for despots from South Africa, to South speech”, so says speech—maker the 1986 snap presidential election. America, Pakistan to the Red coun- Rep. Teddy Boy Locsin. At that time, the presidency was tries. Cory caused the writing of Phillip Habib had once tried the new 1987 Constitution. She apparently meant for the one perto broker a “power-sharing” empowered local governments, son who desired it the least. For Cory Aquino, becoming scheme between Cory and reopened Congress and the jupresident was not about personal Marcos which the “Soul of the diciary, dismantled monopolies, power but people empowerment. Nation” rejected because to her freed the political detainees, Turn to page 11 The four-day EDSA Revolt, democracy was non-negotiable.

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n the Green Berets we have an expression: “He can talk the talk but can he walk the walk?” It is easy to say grand things but a whole lot harder to actually do those grand things. As most of my regular readWhen I am on my morning walks, ers know, I consider every for- I greet everyone with a smile and eigner to be a mini-ambassador MUFFET “Maayong Buntag” (Good Morning). his country. He represents his Almost everyone smiles and returns the DOLAR from country here in the Philippines and courtesy. I open doors for people and VILLEGAS should be on his best behavior. thank the traffic cop for halting the cars to When Filipinos come to our let me pass. I always tip. Not because I country we expect them to obey want to drive up prices but because most our laws and show respect for people work hard and get very little pay. our customs and culture. It is Even if it is my turn, I will let a lady or the only reasonable that we do the elderly go first. I make it my personal same while we are a guest in challenge to find a new way to show Filie-mail: blue_bell57@yahoo.com their country. The question is: pinos how much I appreciate the privido I practice what I preach? The lege of living here. I want every person I answer is: I try very hard. I never meet to walk away saying, “What a nice get drunk in public. I try to man.” dress appropriately. I treat all Of course on occasion I bump women with courtesy and re- into someone who is hostile or anspect. I limit my harsh ugly lan- gry. Instead of getting angry at them, guage for those rare emergen- I make it my mission to make their cies where it serves a useful pur- day a little better. You meet some pose. I read and study the his- interesting people that way. tory and culture of my new I was at a local hospital and at home. Turn to page 10

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Footsteps and Fingerprints

Leading is following

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Goals for Peace, Colombia

Everyday Heroes

A Journey Through Cancer

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UNFAMILIAR places

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To those I love and those who love me ...

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We greeted old friends and met new friends. Many remarked about the good planning that must have been done behind the scenes for the public viewing. The yellowshirted marshals and military honor guards kept the thousands of people orderly with the lines slowly moving past where Cory lay in state. She seemed to be sleeping peacefully, amidst the lullaby of hun-

dreds of voices reciting a never-ending litany of prayers for her. I was reminded of the prayerpoem that my Mom sent me several years before she passed on (she left us last year 2008), words that she wanted read during her memorial. I believe that Cory would also say these words to us, to the Filipino people whom she loved and left be Turn to page 11

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NANCY RUSSELL CATAN

e-mail: nrcatan@i-manila.com.ph


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(Part II) olitically, the Philippines is rated 131st out of 179 as the most corrupt country in the world (with the first rank in the least corrupt category and the 179 rank in the worst category).

Somalia is the most corrupt country in the world and occupies the 179th spot while Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand share the 1st spot as the least corrupt by the Transparency International in terms of the level of corruption. Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain which hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority (Transparency International). In general, the first world captures the first twenty spots in the least corrupt countries. Does anyone really believe that corruption in the country will be stamped out by then? Does anyone really believe that we will be in the top 20 as the least corrupt country in the world by 2020? There is the insinuation of amending the constitution either through ConAss or COnCon which for me is simply a recipe for recycling the TRAPOS and their children and relatives. But most importantly, I don’t have an inkling whatsoever from her speech of strategic and no-nonsense population plan, transparency plan, industrial plan, etc. for her first

world pipe dream. Economically, this is the vision and change that our country must pursue. And yet, she is mute about these matters. But when it comes to amending the constitution, her minions are very talkative. One wonders why? And so going back to GDP per capita, what does it mean to be in the first world club, Japanese style? This means that the existing GDP per capita must increase in summative terms by $1,800/year, uninterrupted for 20 years. Who among us really believe that she can deliver that to us? This is so out of this world and it won’t happen because it is not a vision but a fantasy. Now, even if we use Botswana’s per capita of $7,075/year (an African third world country), still, we must increase in summative terms by more than $353/ year, uninterrupted for 20 years. Is this more realistic? Is this more believable? And yet, I have not heard any national or provincial leaders or officials who has provided us with a strategic and an achievable plan even from a Botswanian

EFREN PADILLA E-mail efren.padilla@csueastbay.edu

standard! I don’t mean to be sarcastic but sana maawa naman kayo sa taong bayan. Naghihirap na, iniinsulto pa. I guess in the end, all I wish is for our leaders and officials to be more honest with us. And to have the humility to accept that everything has an end even the pursuit of political power. The Scripture reminds us: what does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?


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hose who obey my commandments are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them.” John 14:21

Jesus said that his followers show their love for him by obeying him. Love is more than lovely words; it is 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 Some Canonical Problems in the 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 Philippines Involving Filipino 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 Migrant Workers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 (Part II) he word of God liberates when it shows the migrants the danger of serving mammon, of placing all their hopes in more material possessions and forgetting personal dignity, the danger of losing solidarity with brethren for personal gain. The Church is an instrument and FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG a sacrament of this liberation. Migrants, welcomed into the receiving Church/Country experience the universal love of God and bring the richness and diversity of its expressions, so that a new way of being Church is constantly achieved. Through forming a community united by the same faith, they live the mission of revealing to all the love of God for the world. Graziano Battistela, c.s in “Christian Discipleship In Asia Today, page 5 said: “The difference between migration as a human experience, with difficulties but possibilities for growth, and migration as a demeaning experience, with dramatic consequences and loss of dignity, lies in its causes and conditions. The pastoral care of migrants requires the Church to address first of all the causes of migration, and advocate the promotion of sound, equitable and humane conditions in relation to international migration. At the same time, it requires the provision of conditions for being Church also during the migration process with possibilities to nourish faith and proclaim that Jesus is Lord. It requires formation of migrants before their journey, and support systems for families to cope during migration. It requires appreciation of the possibilities for evangelization that migrants offer, and for empowering them to contribute to the mission, but also an effort to evangelize the migrants and make them responsible for the witnessing which derives from their baptism. It is an occasion for experiencing the universal dimension of the Church lived in the local context, and for practicing dialogue among cultures and beliefs. It requires a prophetic denunciation of the shortcomings and sinfulness in the development process, which originates migration, and the affirmation of the possibility of a new society where borders do not separate and do not discriminate. Be

commitment and conduct. If you love Christ, then prove it by obeying what he says in his Word.

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know that there us nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. Ecclesiastes 3:12

Every man lives in two different worlds: a positional world and a personal world. Most of the mistakes males make in fathering are due to a lack of balance between the two. In the positional world, men develop clout. They flex their authority, title or buying power and crave respect, particularly among a group of men. This explains why many men drive a certain car, sign their name with a special pen, join certain clubs, or carry prestige plastic. Establishing status symbols is instinctive in the world of men and is part of their competitive nature. Most men thrive in the positional arena—it’s what they’re wired for, and they typically enjoy the game. That’s why they get up early for work and put in overtime at the office. That’s also why they buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like. All those actions reflect a man’s bent toward success and peer approval. The personal world is where a man develops meaningful relationships and has a potential to become a good friend, an adored husband, and a hero to the kids. But it’s also in this world

that men struggle the most. Unlike the positional world, the personal world doesn’t come naturally… Because the personal world doesn’t come naturally to men, it’s easy to see why it often gets neglected. Years ago, a little boy got a new plastic ball and bat from his aunt. He ran out to the garage where his dad was working on the car. “Daddy, Daddy, I got a bat and a ball! Would you come out and play ball with me?” The father straightened up, gave the boy a piercing look, and said, “Let’s get something straight. I’m your father, not your friend.” Forty years later, that incident is still the son’s most vivid childhood memory. How tragic. Men need to wake up to the unthinkable damage they are doing by failing to develop their personal skills. Every day, thousands of children are exasperated by their father’s insensitivity to, or abandonment of, their personal world. It all comes down to this: What’s in the positional world doesn’t ultimately matter; what’s in the personal world is what really counts. Lee Iacocca was absolutely right when he said, “No one on their death bed wishes they spent more Turn to page 9

TODAY’S

GOSPEL John 6:41:51

he Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do a visiting profeswe not know his father and mother? Then how sor of St. Joseph can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Seminary College Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmurwho gifted the Liing among yourselves. No one can come to me unbrary with his latless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will est work. He is presraise him on the last day. It is written in the prophently teaching the semiets: ‘They shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens narians the course on to my Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Fundamentals of Political Science and the BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has SAGUN. JR. eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the New Constitution. manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that The book is entitled comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. Cases and Issues for I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever Philippine Comparative eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give Study: Facts, Laws, and Opinions of a U.S. State is my flesh for the life of the world.” Court of Appeal. It is meant to “reach not only the students and practitioners of Philippine law, but also the general public whose interest may not go beyond reading the book for leisure, or for picking up a little of the law to learn.” The author is Atty. Marcelino C. Maxino, LL. M., Esq., who as trial lawyer also taught law at Foundation University and Silliman University, both in Dumaguete City for a combined period of 23 years. In Foundation University, he served as law dean and then later university president. In November 1985, at the age of 47 Mars Maxino as he is fondly known immigrated to the “Suddenly a sound like the United States. Two years later, he passed the Cali- blowing of a violent wind came fornia Bar Exam in his first attempt. from heaven and filled the whole Hired as a judicial attorney for 13 years at home where they are sitting.” the Sixth District Court of Appeal in San Jose, Acts 2:2 California, Marcelino Maxino drafted for the court more than 500 opinions, some of them e probably all know that in the were published, but most were not. Latin, Greek and Hebrew lanIn his very own words, he recalls: “While workguages which have been doc- Dr. PROCESO UDARBE ing as a judicial attorney for the California Court of trinal carriers of our faith, the Appeal, I was also, on the side, a reader for, and word spirit is closely linked consultant to, the Committee of Bar Examiners of with wind. It is this Wind that the State Bar of California. In this latter capacity, I read and graded answers to the California bar ex- we celebrate on this day when we recall the Day of Pentecost as described in the Book of Acts. aminations.” He continues: “I did this for 14 years. In On the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, the last few years of my consultancy to the the Spirit descended upon the gathered disciples in the Upper Committee of Bar Examiners, I was invited to Room with such tremendous force that it became the birthday of submit essay questions for the California the church. We don’t often give this day the significance it deserves Turn to page 10 because some of us think the celebration is reserved for

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those who belong to the Pentecostal churches. For some of the churches, the Holy Spirit, according to Arthur Hirt, is the “dark continent” of the Christian life. But to read the New Testament, particularly the Gospel of John, the Acts of the Apostles Creed—“I believe in the Holy Spirit”—an indispensable element in our faith. For did not Jesus say to his disciples before his passion: ‘I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”? This text makes it explicit that the presence of the Holy Spirit is the very presence of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. In our meditation today, we can only do a brief introduction; for the scope of the subject is limitless. But let us establish at the outset that, as one of the Persons of the Trinity, the pronoun to be used is “He.” (To be continued)


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heaven and a new earth” (Rev. 21:1). The modern world, despite its undeniably great achievements, brings about the gradual disintegration of our traditional societies and the effects on people’s lives which follow on it. The loss of a sense of belonging in community, depersonalized relationships, disorientation and loneliness-these have become part of the lives of so many of our people. With its accompanying secularization, too, with its worship of technology, narrow materialism and secularism, its fever for consumerism, its ideological pluralism-realized in diverse ways in different societies- our age quite swiftly erodes religious values and often suffocates the aspirations of the human spirit, especially among the young. The generations growing up in our time tend to lose the sense of God, the sense of His presence in the world, or His providence over their lives. Believers of all religions, including Christians, are not immune from these influences. They, too, are tempted to give up prayer and things of the Spirit (Nos. 7-8, FABC Second Plenary Assembly 1978). If the migrant worker is to become truly evangelizing, it is crucial that one be first evangelized through proper faith formation, through worship and the participation in the sacraments. Integral evangelization requires that we become witnesses in our lives to the values and norms of the Gospel, based on our baptismal consecration. We have many examples of Christian witnessing done EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND PARTITION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

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by our Filipino migrants. On the other hand, without the proper integral faith formation, especially when migrants are motivated solely by economic reasons, they often become counterwitnesses to the Gospel in the countries to which they are sent. This is a serious source of concern expressed by many from the receiving countries. The ability of the receiving Church to be pastorally concerned is limited when the majority of the migrant workers does not even attend Church services or are unwilling to be in touch with the local Church. This attitude has very often resulted in involvement in undesirable activities, including involvement in drugs and vice. There is the need to inculcate the consciousness that it is the urgent responsibility of the Church of Origin that integral evangelization is possible only when the migrants have been evangelized. There is also the need for greater ongoing dialogue between the Church of Origin and the Receiving Church. The many cries of anguish of the pastoral workers, who are daily confronted with very serious problems related to marital infidelity and children born out of wedlock, are concerns that need to be urgently brought to the attention of the Church of Origin. The preparation of pastoral workers who can be at the greater service of the migrant workers is needed, to be done in collaboration with the Receiving Church. There is a very urgent need to take seriously the implications of migration on marriage and family life. The social, spiritual and moral implications need urgent assessment by all. Husbands separated from wives, and children from parents, are direct consequences of contract labor migration, with growing signs of breakdown of both marriages and families. The most important basic unit in the Philippines both for the Church and society, namely the family, is being endangered by contract migration. This has to become a pastoral priority for all in the Church.

From page 8 time at the office.” Even so, millions of men just keep right on pushing themselves in the positional pursuits. Cheered on by ego, success literature, and seminars, men are driven… When Industry Week surveyed managers across the country and asked what they worried most about, the answers revealed a twisted agenda. The number one worry was personal health; second was a lack of time. Number five was personal investment; number six, estate planning. Number seven on the list was their relationship with their children, and number ten was their marriage. Only two of the top ten worries related to a man’s personal world—and they ranked number seven and ten. No wonder our children are in crisis. The myth of youthful resilience is nonsense. The heart of every little boy and girl lies within a father’s hand. Every broken promise and abusive word tears a hole that may never be mended. The new Code of Canon Law requests parish priests to be especially attentive towards persons who are far from their country (Can. 529, par. 1) and stresses the desirability and obligation whenever possible of arranging specific pastoral care for them (Can. 568). It envisages the establishment of personal parishes (CIC Can. 518) as well as missions for the spiritual care of the faithful (Can. 516) and even the creation of specific pastoral figures such as episcopal vicars (Can. 476) and chaplains for migrants (Can. 568).

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Goals for Peace Colombia ... From page 6

HEALTH IS WEALTH

(Elmaco)

Our Human Complexes – Bane or Boon? “Before, Filipinos suffered from extreme inferiority complex. Today, they do not want to be treated as such. Hence, they want to compensate it by running as President of the Republic!” – Anonymous

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

e, as people, have been known to suffer from inferiority complex for centuries. We were once called, “indios” by our Spanish colonizers and referred as an inferior people, described as “short, dark, brown-skinned, flat nose, thick lips, kinky haired, wore G-strings and lived in trees!” This must be the root cause of our “pagkamahiyain” (extreme shyness). However, we have changed this low-down attitude when the Americans governed our nation. We regained our dignity as a people – the respectability of being co-equal with other races of the world. How does inferiority com- only be seen outside as an explex develop in a person? Gen- pression of attitudes, emotions erally, this feeling may start and actions of a person. when a member of a family, a There is always a predomifriend or even a teacher or from nant complex that appears in anybody who may happen to every person’s behavior, which say or give a harmless remark shapes his lifestyle. All men and or a joke, perhaps, towards a women have their own particugrowing child who happens to lar complexes which contribute be sensitive. He may be com- to their own peculiar personalpared to a well-known charac- ity make-up. These complexes, ter or someone who suffers psychologists claim, may not be from a physical or mental de- bad or pathological after all, for fect. For example, “He is a Juan they are considered to be a part Tamad.” (lazy); “Bayoton man of our human nature. Rememgud ni siya.” (sissy); “Walay ber, when complexes are propangay siya.” (ugly); “Butol man erly used, guide, or motivated, gud ni siya.” (dull), etc. Such they can become a source of similar remarks, especially when achievement and happiness. repeated will sink deeply (inter- These complexes may be helpnalize) into the child’s mind and ful or harmful depending on the this becomes a lasting impres- type. sion that affects his lifestyle and Individuals with stable or thus, create a behavioral com- mature personality are fortuplex. nate for they know how to chanAuthorities define a com- nel their weaknesses and harplex as a subconscious auto- ness them to beneficial use. matic behavior, the working of Take for instance, Bob Hope, our environment, our impres- the famous Hollywood comesions, ideas and tendencies un- dian-actor. He often uses his der the subtle management of unusual nose as an object of our unconscious mind. This his joke. “If not of my nose, I’m typical pattern of behavior can not Bob Hope!”

However, there are those stable people who are not psychologically crippled despite their serious physical handicaps. Consider these great personalities: Helen Keller (blind complex), Napoleon Bonaparte (bantam complex), Mother Teresa (saintly complex), President Barack Obama (black complex), Piolo Pascual (popularity complex), Manny Pacquiao (poor complex), etc. Negative reaction to complex are exemplified by: Adolf Hitler (destructive complex), Don Juan (sexual complex), Ferdinand Marcos (dictator complex), some politicians (corrupt complex), businessmen (profit complex), etc. It would become advantageous to know our strengths as well as our weaknesses. We need to properly use and develop them as sources of adequate achievement, success and happiness in our lives. Don’t waste those God-given idiosyncrasies or unusual and peculiarity of yours – they may be your gold mine or bonanza!

“I’m the least qualified to say this because I was not around to help Cory during her beleaguered presidency or even to pay my respects when she lay dying of cancer. Reporting the Aquinos in their Boston exile and Cory’s People Power triumph was the most satisfying thing I ever did in my life. “I made a selfish career choice of leaving the post-Marcos Philippine story for a more professionally rewarding Washington beat. I have not been able do anything for the Philippines since, and looking back I see what I have missed. I truly regret it. “I hope you continue to remind readers of the values of the good people of our generation so that those who served well. PS—The Washington Post devoted nearly half a page to Cory’s death, a lengthy tribute by Bill Brannigin, a fellow-People’s Power scribe. But not a single line for Gloria’s tete-a-tete with Obama.” Book Editor Carol Go wrote from Quezon City: “Twenty-three years ago, in response to a nighttime radio call by Jaime Cardinal Sin, I rushed to EDSA. With me were my co-lectors in our parish church then to participate in what is now known as People Power. “Many of us were still in our pajamas! Little did we know then that we’d be making history. That event would also signal the toppling down of other dictatorial regimes around the world. “I just want to say thank you. First, to God for keeping my family safe during those times; next, to Cory for being like Ninoy—undaunted in believing that the Filipino is worth dying for. “My 20-year-old son will be play-

ing the violin, with the UST Symphony Orchestra, during Cory’s wake at the Manila Cathedral. I hope he realizes that the woman in the casket, together with millions of other ordinary citizens of the country, once bought for him the freedom he now enjoys. God bless the Philippines and the next generation of Filipinos. May He raise up for us a new leader like Cory Aquino.” From Hong Kong, former CNN staffer Hope Ngo wrote: “When they took the remains of Cory to Manila Cathedral, I felt tears welling up. I remembered, being a university student— galvanized by that same lady in yellow, asking us: fight the dictatorship that gripped the country in terror. “I remembered marching down Ayala avenue to chants of ‘Cory, Cory, Cory!’ and ‘walang babaril’ at the intersection where students had been gunned down. I remembered the covering creation of the constitution —: the same one which the current government is trying to mangle today. Today, the promise of a new dawn had vanished. In its place are: cynicism, anger, desperation. When I saw myself turning my press pass to a policeman, asking to be exempt from weird, rules of coding, I realized: I gave up core principles or leave. I chose to leave. The country is at a political impasse; with an improbable wanna-be forever leader at the helm. Is the timing of Mrs. Aquino’s death her final gift to the Filipino people? Instead of giving the gift to the world, it is time to give the gift to ourselves as a nation? (E-mail: juanlmercado@gmail.com)

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Letters on Cory ... (Mercado)

From page 6

office, I called on her in Malacanang. “167 days left, Arnold.” She was counting the days when she could leave office. “She once told me: Her goal as president was to make sure that no other woman would ever have to go through what she went through when Ninoy was jailed after Marcos imposed martial law. That goal she achieved. May she rest in peace.” From Ireland, Redemptorist priest Patrick Martin emailed: “The memory I cherish is from the time of the snap election and the coming of Marcos to Cebu the one who claimed 90% of the vote and love of the people. Cebu was like an armed camp — to protect him from love of the people?” “Cory came a week later. No army. No armalites. Just welcoming, hopeful, freely milling people at the Fuente, Osmena. “On the morning Marcos left, news filtered out that this was so. I went down Jones Avenue and there was a slight air of uncertain hope. A few hours later, that changed to gloom as Marcos appeared on the Palace balcony - still here - still President! “Later that evening he was gone. At the Fuente, there was exhilaration, hope, and joy was unforgettable. Cory brought this joy and sense of pride to the people - a truly wonderful gift. “Who will bring it now? Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. May her soul be a God’s right hand.” From Washington, former Wall Street Journal reporter Eddie Lachica wrote: “I felt Cory’s passing as a personal loss. You probably felt the same way. “Some of us did bring to the table the best our powers and circumstances allowed us. And Cory, in my view, did better than most. What makes me sadder is the little promise there is in the succeeding generation’s ability to improve on or at least preserve what has been accomplished so far.

Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry

doing and where they can learn more skills as well. Last February 28 and March 7, 2009, we conducted a sports and development project for young people in the slums of Ciudad Bolivar in Bogota. The goals were simple: (1) to use soccer as a means to make the youth aware of issues such as health, gender, human rights (2) to impart new leadership and capability skills using workshops, Theater of the Oppressed and mandala. True enough, the youth were actively engaged in all the activities and learned a lot about issues that matter to them. Boundaries were broken (the boys were opposed to mixed teams until they saw that the girls played extremely good soccer). Friendships were made. They learned about the Philippines (most did not know where it was or what we looked like). And hopefully , they will carry eternally the promise of a brighter and better life. (This August, we will be organizing Goals for Peace Philippines in cooperation with Hon. Karen Villanueva of the Local Government , Bais City).

Talk ‘n walk ...

(Kojak)

From page 6

tempted to make casual conversation with a Filipino man a little younger than myself. His response was less than friendly. I was at a loss to understand what I had done or said to incur his wrath. When his number came up, I went down the hall with a smile and let him know it was his turn. Later we bumped into each other again. This time he was much friendlier and we had a nice interesting conversation. While I try to respect and observe local customs, there are some customs I must beg your tolerance and not follow. I realize that the vast majority of the world urinates outside but that is just not my style. Most countries eat using their fingers, but again just not my style. Considering the trouble I have keeping my fingernails clean, that is probably a good thing. There are few other local customs that are difficult for me to adopt but I do not criticize their use. I am a victim of my history and customs just like most of you are victims of yours. Different is not necessarily “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong”, different is just different. Other than these few exceptions, I try to adapt and live in harmony with my new home. I hope I “walk the walk” and am a good miniambassador for America.

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Marcelino ... (Sagun)

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cedure.” The book presents 19 actual cases that cover a wide range of issues affecting our post modern situation. Included among them are child endangerment, intellectual property, unlicensed contractors, drunk driving, self-representation, jury nullification, corporation contracts, search and seizure, prior conviction evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, change of circumstances, and parental rights. Having retired in 2001, Marcelino C. Maxino continues to be God’s great gift, especially to his countrymen here and in diaspora. He believes that “all the best and continued blessings (are) from Him and from whom all good things come.”

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The death of ...

(Bingo)

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and freed business to market forces. Most of all Cory Aquino freed Media for which its practitioners will forever be grateful. From a deaf-mute ogre in Marcos days, Philippine Media is considered today as one of the freest in the world. In the seven bloody coups against her, Cory never left Malacanang, ready to die defending the flag from those who wanted a military dictatorship back. When the late Star columnist Beltran accused Cory of hiding under her bed during a coup, she sued him for libel. Courage was Cory’s strong suit -soft-spoken and frail she may be. In her first address to the graduates of the PMA in 1987 , Cory said: “Welcome home, my soldiers.” And rightly she said that, for soldiers salute courage in its rawest form shown in Cory’s indomitable fortitude. Cory Aquino , to her last day, is a story of class. “Just to be

near her gives you a sense of nobility,” one close associate said of her. The 76-year old “Woman in Yellow”, described in one of the famous prophetic quatrains of seer Nostradamus, as to overthrow an evil regime- has been 1986 Woman of the Year of Time Magazine and a Nobel Prize Nominee who also received 16 doctorates (honoris causa) from sixteen universities in many countries. Even after her presidency, Cory Aquino did NGO work to empower the poor. When term extensions for FVR and GMA reared their ugly heads, Cory snaked out of retirement to say her piece. “The country has lost a National Treasure” says President GMA . “ A world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women’s empowerment and religious piety,” BBC News was quoted.. Cory is one of “the most trusted persons the nation has known” and certainly has been the one person prayed for by most Filipinos in this century. She was laid to rest on Wednes-

To those I love ... (Catan)

From page 6

TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, But now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for awhile that we must part So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on, So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear All of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile, and “Welcome Home.”

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day -in funeral rites that eclipsed the one million adoring followers that escorted her Ninoy to his grave. It will take a long time before this nation will again find a person of such “honor, honesty,humility and prayer.” In her death, she will loom larger than life and her legacy for freedom will be forever. In the US Congress, Cory so proudly declared on her democracy. “Three years ago, I left America to bury Ninoy to his grave. Three years after, I am back in America as a president of a free nation,” to the thunderous applause and tears of all. In the twilight of her life Cory still spoke to the nation in these paraphrased words: I have done my share for our country. If you think you have not, do it now.” Cory Aquino, patriot and icon of democracy will remain in our hearts. Salamat nang marami, Tita Cory.

Leading is ...

(Cimagala)

From page 8

his children. We cannot be, we cannot think, speak and act without God. And thus, we cannot lead unless it is done to follow God’s will. To lead is, first of all, a matter of knowing God and his will. It cannot simply be a personal exercise using one’s own resources. We have to understand this reality well. We have to find a way so we can be conscious of it all the time, and make it the principle of our thoughts, words and action. As a corollary to this, we have to realize that we cannot be truly free unless that freedom is understood as an expression of our obedience to God. Freedom and obedience are an inseparable couple, otherwise neither one without the other would be genuine. Our freedom is never selfgenerated. It is something created, an essential part of the gift God gives us, and thus it should be exercised in reference to God’s laws. It would be absurd to think of it as simply coming from us in some spontaneous way. It has to come from somewhere. Our freedom, and everything related it—our pursuit for the true, good and beautiful, our quest for creativity, originality and authenticity, etc.—can not stand without their proper foundation. They cannot be an anything-goes free-lancer. They need a point of reference. Which brings us to the point at issue. If we look at our current crop of leaders, especially in the political field, we can readily see a kind of leadership that appears to be out of a Godcentered orbit. For many leaders, their power and authority is understood mainly as a product of their own making— their cleverness, their vast resources, their popularity, etc. Leadership is deemed as a purely human affair, with a good amount of luck put in. It is hardly seen now as a participation of the power and authority of God. I Thus, it is not used the way Christ showed it. Instead of humility to serve, there is the tendency to lord it over and to have one’s authority felt by others. Instead of going to the extent of dying for the others, the criterion used to see if one is a leader is whether he has the socalled “killer instinct.” Sadly, this kind of leadership is now exercised not only in some temporal matters, where a certain autonomy reigns and thus are open to different, legitimate opinions. It’s used in areas that are in open conflict to God’s laws, as can be seen in the life issues of abortion, contraception, etc. Unless drastic changes are made, this kind of leading can only bring us to the pits.

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Republic of the Philippines SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN SESSION ON: RECORD OF ATTENDANCE: HON. JOSE A. BALDADO Vice Governor & Presiding Officer Present HON. MA. ANTONIA E. VILLEGAS - Present HON. RODOLFO A. MARTINEZ - Present HON. MELIMORE C. SAYCON - Present HON. LEA G. BROMO - Present HON. ERWIN MICHAEL L. MACIAS - Present HON. NAPOLEON E. VILLEGAS, JR. - Present HON. SALETO J. ERAMES - Present HON. APOLINARIO I. ARNAIZ, SR. (LNMB) - O.B. HON. ERNESTO T. TIJING - Present HON. PEVE O. LIGAN (PCL) - Present HON. MARCELO G. ADANZA - O.B. HON. WED ANN SOL A. DIOREC (SK) - O.B. HON. ROEL R. DEGAMO - Present RESOLUTION NO. 229 Author: HON. LEA G. BROMO Co-Author: HON. JOSE A. BALDADO “WHEREAS, water is the resource that covers almost three-quarters of the planet and upon which all life depends; “WHEREAS, water is vital to all development initiatives of a local government unit, visà-vis, the Province of Negros Oriental becoming increasingly necessary for the provincial government to intervene actively in improving the management of water resources; “WHEREAS, the government is committed to conserve and protect the natural resources especially in the preservation and management of water resources, to carry out water conservation and to promote its rational and proper use; “WHEREAS, existing water legislations are fragmented and inadequate to cope with the increasing scarcity of water and changing patterns of water use; “WHEREAS, the provincial government is aware of its valuable contribution to the welfare of its constituents in terms of water resources if properly maintained, developed and managed; “WHEREAS, to effect a smooth and efficient management of water resources and to adequately meet future development needs, a set of rules and regulations has to be established to benefit all citizens; “WHEREFORE, on motion of Honorable Member Lea G. Bromo, seconded by Honorable Member Melimore C. Saycon and Honorable Member Saleto J. Erames, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, resolves as it hereby resolves, to enact the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 27 (Series of 2009) AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IWRM) AS AN APPROACH IN MANAGING THE WATER, LAND AND RELATED RESOURCES OF NEGROS ORIENTAL. Section 1. Title. This Ordinance shall be known as the ‘INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IWRM) ORDINANCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL’, hereinafter referred to as the ‘IWRM ORDINANCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL’. Section 2. Declaration of Principles. The principles and approach of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) shall be the guiding principles of all water-related programs and projects of Negros Oriental. The fundamental principles governing the Integrated Water Resources Management agreed during the 1992 Dublin International Conference on Water and the Environment shall be adopted as the cornerstone principles of this Ordinance. These principles are the following: 1. Fresh water is a finite and vulnerable resource, essential to sustain life, development and the environment. 2. Water has an economic value in all its competing uses and should be recognized as an economic good. 3. Water development and management should be based on a participatory approach, involving users, planners and policymakers at all levels. 4. Women play a central part in the provision, management and safeguarding of water resources. The Precautionary Principles and Polluters-Pay Principles shall be part of the guiding principles of this Ordinance. Complementing these principles, this Ordinance shall adopt the following components in implementing Integrated Water Resources Management as stated in the Philippine National Plan Framework. These principal components of an IWRM system are: 1. River basin/watershed approach to water resources management, including integration of land, water resources, upstream and downstream, groundwater, surface water and coastal resources. 2. Supply optimization, including assessments of surface and groundwater supplies, water balances, wastewater reuse, and environment impacts of distribution and use options. 3. Demand management, including cost-recovery policies, water use efficiency technologies, and decentralized water management authority. 4. Equitable access to water resources through participatory and transparent management, including support for effective water users association, involvement of marginalized groups and consideration of gender issues. 5. Improved policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks, such as market-based regulatory mechanisms. 6. Inter-sectoral approach to decision-making, combining authority with responsibility and accountability for managing water resources. Section 3. Definition of Terms. The following terms and/or phrases used in this IWRM ORDINANCE shall mean as follows: a. Ad hoc – for the particular end or case at hand without consideration of wider application. b. Advisory Body – a body exercising authority to provide recommendation, counsel and information. c. Coastal Resources – refers to all objects and processes of nature that are of value to humans, grouped primarily as shore lands, coastal forests, fishery and wildlife resources and minerals. d. Demand Management – ‘The adaptation and implementation of a strategy (policies and initiatives) by a water institution to influence the water demand and usage of water in order to meet any of the following objectives: economic efficiency, social development, social equity, environmental protection, sustainability of water supply and services, and political acceptability’. e. Economic Good – ‘water has an economic value in all its competing uses ad should be recognized as an economic good’. (ICWE, 1992) f. Economic Value – regarding water having an economic value is an important way of achieving efficient and equitable use, encouraging conservation and conservation of water resources. The value of water in alternative uses is important for the rational allocation of water as a scarce resource, whether by regulatory or economic means. g. Ecosystem – a dynamic complex of organisms and their associated non-living environment interacting as a single (ecological) unit composed of primary producers, consumers and decomposers. h. Integrated Water Resources Management – it is a systematic, collaborative and multistakeholder process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources within hydro-geological boundaries, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner and without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. It links water and water-related policy, objectives, and uses to improve planning and decision-making in the operation and management of natural resources and environmental systems and in the design and implementation of relevant programs and policies. i. Equitable Access – specific needs of women and men from all social groups are taken into account in development, use and management of water resources and sanitation. j. Groundwater – means a subsurface water that occurs beneath a water table in soils and rocks, or in geological formations (R.A. 9275, Art. 2, Sec. 4, Letter r); that portion of the rainwater which has percolated into the earth to form underground deposits called aquifers (water-bearing soil formations). NEDA Board Resolution No. 12, s. 1995. k. Hydro-geological Boundaries – lines that separate two domains possessing different hydrological properties or dominated by different hydrological processes. Hydrological boundaries may be static, such as drainage divides, or dynamic, such as the edges of a seasonal snow cover. They may be open or closed to the transfer of matter and energy, although most boundaries tend to be perforated, permitting different rates of movement across different segments. l. Land Resources – are natural resources in the form of arable land. The resources of climate, water, soils, forests, pastures and wildlife, on which agriculture, forestry and other forms of rural land use depend. m. Management Information System – is a general term for the computer systems in an enterprise, institution or organization that provide information about its business operations. It is also used to refer to the people who manage these systems. Typically, in a large corporation, ‘MIS’ or the ‘MIS department’ refers to a central or centrally-coordinated system of computer expertise and management, often including mainframe systems; by extension the organization’s entire network of computer resources. n. Multi-sectoral – governance begins from the premise that all stakeholders – government, private companies, civil society (including NGOs and consumer groups) – need to be involved in governance. o. Participatory Approach – a process by which consultative mechanisms are provided for the stakeholders in all levels of social structures, including women and other marginalized groups that have an impact on decision making at different levels of water management, thereby achieving long-lasting consensus and common agreement. p. Polluter Pays Principle – The Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) is an environmental policy principle which requires that the costs of pollution be borne by those who cause it. In its original emergence the Polluter Pays Principle aims at determining how the costs of pollution prevention and control must be allocated: the polluter must pay. q. Precautionary Principle – (1) Principle adopted by the UN Conference on the Environment and Development (1992) that in order to protect the environment, a precautionary approach should be widely applied, meaning that where there are threats of

serious or irreversible damage to the environment, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation. (2) The precautionary principle permits a lower level of proof of harm to be used in policy-making whenever the consequences of waiting for higher levels of proof may be very costly and/or irreversible. r. River Basin – River Basin is an area of land from which all surface run-off flows through a sequence of streams, rivers and lakes into the sea at a single river mouth, estuary or delta. It covers an area of over 1,000 square kilometers. s. Stakeholders – people who benefit most if the project succeeds and are greatly affected if the project fails. t. Supply Optimization – is a management tool offering water utilities a fast, efficient, proactive means to minimize cost and maintain a reliable and high quality water supply to their customers, every minute of the day, every day. u. Surface Water – means all water which is open to the atmosphere and subject to surface run-off. (R.A. 9275, Art. 2, Sec. 4, Letter jj) is a mixture of surface run-off and groundwater. Surface sources include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds and impounding reservoirs. NEDA Board Resolution No. 12 (s. 1995) v. Upstream and Downstream – within a river basin or watershed area, the area where the headwaters originate is the upstream portion and the lower stretch of the river is the downstream portion. w. Water Development – making an area of water more useful, profitable or productive. x. Watershed – an area of land from which all surface run-off flows through a sequence of streams, rivers and lakes into the sea at a single river mouth, estuary or delta. It covers an area of less than 1,000 square kilometers or under 10 sq. kms. There can be large, medium or micro-watershed areas. y. Water Resources – water available, or being made available, for use in sufficient quantity and quality at a location over a period of time appropriate for an identifiable demand. Source ‘ICID Water Dictionary’ z. Water Use Conflicts – conflicts over water arise under conditions of increasing scarcity, hence, competition levels also increase. Conflicts arise over who has the power to control water, therefore, control the economy and population. Conflicts can be exacerbated by the use of water systems as a weapon and as a political goal. In relation to industrial and agricultural uses, conflicts may arise from the overuse and degradation of water resources, and the insufficient amount that is left for distribution to household use for communities. Conflicts on water use can further be a result of pollution affecting the quality of the water supply. Section 4. Creation of Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. This Ordinance hereby creates the Multi-sectoral Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management Council which shall serve as the policy advisory body for integrated water resources planning and management of Negros Oriental to ensure that the water resources of the province are adequate, safe, sustainable and equitably accessible to all sectors of the community. Section 5. Leadership and Management Set-up of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management Council. The Governor, as Chairperson, or in his absence the Vice Governor, as Co-Chairperson, shall preside all the meetings of the IWRM Council. The Governor shall appoint the Vice Chairperson, who shall exclusively come from the representative of the private or non-government sectors of the IWRM Council and shall preside over the meetings of the IWRM Council in the absence of the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson. The operational management of the IWRM Council which includes the supervision and management of its planning process and implementation of its plans and activities shall rest on the Executive Officer (EO) who must come from the private sector and with proven managerial ability. He shall be nominated by a member of the IWRM Council and his appointment shall be approved by a majority vote by all its members. The EO shall report directly to the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson of the IWRM Council as well as to the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the IWRM Council. The compensation of the Executive Officer (EO) shall be taken from the operational funds of the IWRM Council and he/she shall be assisted by the Secretariat and ad hoc groups which may be created by the IWRM Council. Section 6. Composition of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. The IWRM Council shall be composed of the following: 1. Chairperson of the Committee on Environment of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan 2. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), DENR 3. Division Chief, Environment and Natural Resources Division 4. Provincial Health Officer 5. President of the League of Municipalities 6. Representative of Organized WSPs (Water Districts and Private WSPs) 7. Representative of the Business Sector 8. Representative of the Academe 9. Representative of the POs and NGOs involved in the water and environmental advocacy 10. Representative of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Negros Oriental Chapter Section 7. Roles and Functions of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. The Multi-sectoral Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management Council, which shall hereinafter called as the ‘IWRM Council’, shall assume the following roles and functions: a) Recommend to the Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan policies, plans and programs for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation, management and development of water resources including measures that will enable people to adapt to or mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. b) Rationalize the development, management, control and regulation of land use and developments in the watersheds and protected areas. c) Facilitate the provision of technical and other forms of assistance, such as formulation of forest land use plans, watershed management plans, water quality management plans and development of local water sources and supply systems. d) Strengthen stakeholder linkages among national government agencies and offices, NGOs, POs, academe and the private sector. e) Establish, operationalize and maintain water resources and land management information system (MIS) in coordination with other projects. f) Establish environmental indicators compatible or complementary with national indicators; and monitor and report on the results. g) Facilitate the conduct of water-related and environment research studies for better policy formulation and governance. h) Formulate and implement advocacy agenda and social marketing strategies for the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of water and related resources. i) Monitor the compliance of rules and regulations of the Water Code of the Philippines (PD 1067), Clean Water Act (RA 9275), Sanitation Code of the Philippines (PD 856), and other relevant laws and recommend actions to the appropriate national agencies. j) Establish mechanisms to mediate water use conflicts to provide sustainable and winwin solutions to the problems that caused those conflicts among contending parties. k) Recommend actions to the National Water Resources Board on water permit application and monitor compliance of existing water permittees to the conditions of issued water permits and recommend appropriate actions. l) Establish mechanisms to synchronize with national agencies implementing similar roles and functions. Section 8. Creation of the Executive Committee of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. The IWRM Council shall appoint members of the Executive Committee of IWRM, which shall hereinafter be called ‘ExeCom’ whose primary function is to collectively supervise the actual implementation of the plans developed and decisions approved by the IWRM Council. It will guide the operations of the Secretariat and ad hoc groups that will henceforth be created and to monitor all its deliverables. The Council shall pass a resolution designating the Chairperson and members of the ExeCom which shall be composed of five members. Section 9. Secretariat and Technical Support to the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. The IWRM Council shall be supported by the Secretariat coming from the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the Office of the Governor. The Division Chief of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) shall head the Secretariat of the IWRM Council. The IWRM Council may create a technical working group, standing committees, and/or ad hoc groups as it deems appropriate to get things done in its planning process and implementation of its plans and activities. Section 10. Budgetary Allocation for the Programs and Plans of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental shall allocate an initial appropriation of Three Million (p3,000,000.00) Pesos to fund the operational plans of the IWRM Council. Section 11. Regular Revenue Generation to Fund Operations of the Negros Oriental Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Council. Budgetary allocation shall come from the Three (3%) Percent mandatory allocation for environment-related activities of local government units as provided for in the Local Government Code of 1991, Royalty Tax and from outsourcing initiatives. Section 12. Transitory Provisions. Upon the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Provincial Water and Sanitation Development Council (PWSDC) created by virtue of Executive Order No. 6 (series of 2003) is deemed transformed and all its resources, records, support personnel and assets shall be transferred to the IWRM Council. Section 13. Separability Clause. If for any reason, any portion or provisions of this Ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other sections or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect. Section 14. Suppletory Clause. On matters not provided for in this Ordinance, any existing applicable laws and their corresponding implementing rules and regulations issued, shall apply in supplemental manner. Section 15. Effectivity Clause. This Ordinance shall take effect upon compliance with the mandatory posting and publication requirements prescribed under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. “Enacted, March 19, 2009.” --I hereby certify to the correctness of the above-quoted resolution. GEOFFREY P. VILLAHERMOSA Provincial Secretary JOSE A. BALDADO Vice Governor of Negros Oriental Presiding Officer ORIGINAL FOR GUBERNATORIAL APPROVAL:

The Negros Chronicle August 2, 9, & 16, 2009

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Stationed at Dumaguete City Sp. Proc. No. 343 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY, JOSELITO MARIMAT, Petitioner. Versus THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR, Respondent. x———————————————————/

O R D E R A verified petition having been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying for correction of entry as to sex from FEMALE to MALE, alleging among other things that petitioner is of legal age, married, Filipino and a RESIDENT OF 21 Gumamela St., Zone 6, Signal Village, Taguig, Metro Manila; that in the certificate of Live Birth issued by Local Civil Registrar of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental it was erroneously entered the sex as Female; that the correct gender of the petitioner is male; that there is necessity to correct the entry of her birth record to reflect and conform to her correct sex which is female and to make the records straight, to prevent confusion and to avoid undue prejudice to the petitioner’s filial and social relationship in the community and not to evade any criminal and civil prosecution. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the said petition be set for hearing on September 16, 2009 at 9:30 in the morning at the session Hall of this Court, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City, at which date, time and place, any interested person may appear and show cause why the said petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in the newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, and in the Cities of Canlaon, Bais, Tanjay, Dumaguete and Bayawan. Furnish copy of this order to Solicitor General, and the Local Civil Registrar of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given, this 15th day of June, 2009.

The Negros Chronicle July 26, Aug. 2 & 9, 2009

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NOTICE is hereby given that Eladio Milan and Marichu Milan Diaz, the heirs of the late MERCEDITA MILAN have filed and executed a Deed of Consolidation With Extrajudicial Settlement And Deed of Absolute Sale on Lot No. 1, PCS ___with an area of 300 sq.m., situated in Bongbong, Valencia, Negros Oriental in favor to Spouses Alberto M. Yapoyco Jr. and Judith Igsi Yapoyco per Doc. No. 455, Page No. 22, Book No. XXI, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Edmund F. Dy.

The Negros Chronicle July 26, Aug. 2 & 9, 2009

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Sensei Nobu Imaizumi umaguete City has a community program in housebuilding for the poor that is supported by volunteers and donors and the city government. Known as Dumaguete City Habitat for Humanity, Inc or simply as Habitat, it has built 834 houses in 8 sites and continues its vision and mission to build more houses for those in need. One consistent group of volunteers for Habitat are students from Kwansei Gakuin University in Myogo, Japan led by Prof. Nobu Imaizumi who himself had made over 30 trips to Dumaguete, specifically, to build houses for the A love born in Habitat housebuilding: Kwansei Gakuin Habitat community. University students now graduates, Toshihito and Eri As a university lecturer, Prof. Nobu has brought in over 600 Japa- retirement. During the dinner given by the Habitat Board nese students to the Habitat housebuilding program. The students for Prof. Nobu and the students, I asked Kensuki, pay their own fare in coming over from who has joined Prof. Nobu 8 times for housebuild Japan on their summer break, contrib- at Dumaguete Habitat why he keeps coming to ute money to pay for a Habitat house do housebuild for Filipinos. He said he loves helpand build alongside Habitat ing Habitat build houses for the poor community homepartners to finish a house for the and he appreciates the Filipinos’ simple life and Habitat community. In the process they happy disposition. Kensuki now works in Manila a Japanese corporation. meet and interact with the villagers withKensuki informed me that a happy twist to from the Habitat community. Many the visits of the students to Dumaguete is the marof these students have joined the Habiriage of Toshihito and Eri who strengthened their love during their many trips and housebuild work in Dumaguete. They are now working in Japan but came to join the Habitat housebuild with other students. A happy Yuko joined us in our talk. Yuko has been here 5 times for house build in her 3 years in the university. I have previously written about the mission of Dumaguete City Habitat for Professor Nobu with his former students: Kensuki, Tsubasa, Humanity and its impact on Synichi, Kei, spouses Eri and Toshihito and Yuko who is a 4th the lives of our poor who year student. need decent housing; the tat work camp previously, some coming for the other part of the equation, the volunteers, play a big role in this program. 7th or 8th time. Retirement may mean leaving a caThis week, Prof. Nobu was in town again with 24 Japanese University students and 6 reer but it does not mean stopping an adUniversity graduates who are now profession- vocacy; Habitat expects to see Prof. als in their different fields. They will build a Nobu in Dumaguete in the coming years, house for a Filipino family they do not know in and the lesson of sharing and volunteerism he taught to his students 4 days in one of the Habitat sites. This will be Prof. Nobu’s last official visit continues to bear fruit. His students, those as a university professor with his students as who have graduated and those still in the he officially retires from his university post next university will continue the tradition of love year. One of the significant contributions of for others through self giving to the less Prof. Nobu is his interest and contribution, his fortunate that he has taught. Sensei Nobu, the teacher has taught students’ contribution to the Habitat scholarship program. His students and former students well. The lesson of life and living, sharing pledge to continue the scholarship assistance and giving that he taught has touched to the Habitat scholars even after Prof. Nobu’s many. The lesson is learned.

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4Ps executives speak before forum Fuel saver launched in response Regional Director of DSWD-7 Ma. to climate change, high fuel cost Evelyn Macapobre giving an overview of the 4Ps while DSWD Central Office 4Ps National Program Manager Dir. Margarita V. Sampang listens during the forum on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program held August 7 at Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn in Dumaguete City.

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2020 Fuel Saver was recently launched in Dumaguete City to respond to the problem of climate change and the high fuel costs in the world mar ket today.

Arroyo signs ... From page 2 distribute land but also make it productive by undertaking entrepreneurial activities such as agri-business on it. Agri-business are activities which are mainly anchored on agriculture but beyond subsis-

tent production. Seed growers who sell their products to fellow farmers and those involved in agricultural processing such as converting jathropa plants into bio-diesel fuel or ethanol are examples of agri-business activities, which CARP beneficiary farmers may use to increase productivity of their land.

Jabez Prayer ... (From page 4)

We just hope that the CARPER will be a legacy signed by a daughter-President which was started by her father President. If successful, the CARPER will be the true legacy of an outgoing President whose nine year term has been laden with much color and controversy.

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percent up to 35 percent of fuel consumption. General Manager Adriano Gregorio of 8G Marketing, the exclusive distributor of the product in Negros and Panay said he is excited to serve the interest of fuel end users because this will not only save gasoline consumption and maintenance but also help protect the environment as well. Speaking before some 50 representatives from the busi-

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protection by asking, “keep me from harm so I will be free from pain” So Jabez’ short prayer is a prayer for blessing, influence, power and protection. The Lord granted these requests to Jabez. I like the prayer of Jabez. Its simple, crisp, direct, frank, straight-forward. Why don’t you make Jabez’ prayer, your prayer too? (The prayer of Jabez is found in 1 Shots taken during the Funeral Parade of Former President Corazon Aquino from the Manila Cathedral going to the Chronicles chapter 4 verse 9). Manila Memorial Park where the late President will be interred.

In Memoriam: Cory Aquino

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eath brings a family together and Cory Aquino’s passing away brought us together as one, again.

Twenty-three years ago, nobody believed we could restore democracy to our country without the use of guns. Back then, the communist-led anti-dictatorship movement and the Moro National Liberation Front in Mindanao had grown in strength and armed power to an extent that it was only a matter of time before a military victory against the combined efforts of the Armed Forces and the Philippine Constabulary was to happen. Academics and experts will say that People Power could not have been possible without the years, almost a generation of struggle that left thousands—young and old, rich and poor, believers and nonbelievers of a Supreme Being— tortured, maimed, and killed in the fields, in prison camps and on the streets. That may well be true. But it was a woman clad in a yellow house dress who made us believe we can end the dictatorial rule of Marcos with audacity fortified with prayers. Since then, Cory Aquino has become our symbol for democracy when she united and moved us to kick out a dictator through People Power in Feb-

ruary 1986. Now, she leaves us behind with our hard-won democracy albeit fractured, a government that sits cronies and politicians jockeying for spoils and power, and a military wracked by factions. These and the many problems we face today are of the same mold we had when she became our leader and we had hoped she could lead us out of them. Some of us blame her for failing to do so, the reason a civil war continues to rage on. Others say the ills of our country are too deeply entrenched and we will have to work harder to move our country away from the rut we are in. Today, as we grieve as one, let us also draw strength from Cory Aquino’s belief that the Filipino people can. We can, through peaceful means, find solutions to our centuries-old problems, including an end to our civil war. Justice and Peace Center – Kalinaw Divinity School, Silliman University Dumaguete City


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he Filipino and Foreign Languages Department organized the first activity that kicked off the celebration of Silliman University’s 108th Founders Month. Among the highlights The activity is dubbed Banig at Mani I featured first year Education Banig at Mani as the audi- of this year’s Founders Day majors in an oratorical and a ence is made to watch on are the Parada Sillimaniana comical skit competition on mats and offered peanuts to on August 27 and the SunAugust 1 at the Hibbard Hall. munch on. Silliman’s rise Service and OutstandA second version of Banig Founders Day is a major ing Sillimanian Awards Conat Mani will be conducted event in Dumaguete City. vocation on August 28. Silliman University later this month. This time, Alumni return to the Univer13 Filipino students, who sity from different parts of the was founded on August 28, come from different disci- country and the world to re- 1901 by Presbyterian misplines, will showcase their kindle memories of campus sionaries headed by Dr. talents through sayawit and life and walk through differ- Sutherland Hibbard and ent developments on campus. wife, Laura. other Filipino dances.

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embers of the Silliman University community held a vigil and a memorial service as a tribute to the late former Philippine President Corazon Aquino. University Pastor Rev. The service took place special issue with the paper’s on August 5 at the Silliman name in yellow in the mast- Noel Villalba regarded the late President as “a great University Church. It hap- head. Vice President for Aca- Filipino, one who has shown pened at the same hour the remains of President demic Affairs Dr. Betsy Joy a great understanding of Aquino were scheduled to Tan, in her welcome re- what a Christian is supleave the Manila Cathedral marks, said, “…we gather posed to be.” The meditafor interment at the Manila as one Silliman community, tion was led by Divinity as one Dumaguete commu- School professor Dr. Noriel Memorial Park. To pay their last re- nity, as one Filipino nation in Capulong. In his meditation, spects, the staff of the giving tribute to a great lady Dr. Capulong described school paper the Weekly whose remarkable deeds President Aquino’s influSillimanian also released a kept her close to our hearts.” ence on the Filipino people.

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illiman University recognized the generosity of three couples, a foundation’s benefactor, and an alumni chapter with the Order of Horace B. Silliman by donating P1Million worth of gifts and dona-

tions. The awarding took place during the Tipon 2009, held July 8 to 12 at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Florida, United States. Tipon is a gathering of alumni in North America once in two years. Inspired by the generosity of Dr. Horace B. Silliman, the man who donated $10,000 to start Silliman University, the Order of Horace B. Silliman is a prestigious recognition conferred upon individuals,

families and organizations. Recipients have blessed the University with gifts and donations with a value of at least P1 million. Their support continues to help realize the University’s mission of providing better opportunities to its students and the members of both Silliman and the larger community of Dumaguete. Awarded were the Silliman University Alumni Council of North America, Mr. Charles and Mrs.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 Bayawan City SPEC. PROC. 278 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF IAN NOVILLAS SOLDEVILLA BY CORRECTING HER DATE OF BIRTH FROM (UNCLEAR) MARCH 1971 TO MARCH 14, 1982; BY CORRECTING HER SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE; AND BY CORRECTING THE DATE OF MARRIAGE OF HER PARENTS FROM FEBRUARY 14, 1965 TO FEBRUARY 11, 1965. IAN NOVILLAS SOLDEVILLA Petitioner, – versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAYAWAN CITY, Respondent. x————————————————————x

O R D E R Petitioner, single, Filipino and a resident of Bayawan City, in her verified petition alleges: that she was born on March 14, 1982 at Bayawan (Tulong),

Rossana Batchelor (through the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia), Drs. Enrico and Esther Sobong, Dr. Victor and Mrs. Jeanne Rich, and Mrs. Pat Mack Churchman, the biggest donor to the Mary Mack Foundation. Another set of individuals and organizations will be conferred the Order this month during the Founders Day.

Negros Oriental to parents Rogelio Soldevilla and Hearty Novillas-Soldevilla and her fact of birth was duly recorded before the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. However, for reason not known to petitioner and/or his parents his date of birth was entered as unclear March 1971 to March 14, 1982, her sex was entered as male instead of Female, and the date of marriage of her parents was entered as February 14, 1965 instead of February 11, 1965. Thus, this petition. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the above petition be heard at the Session Hall of the Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City on September 4, 2009, at 8:30 in the morning. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Petitioner is hereby directed to cause the publication of this Order once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Office of the City Prosecutor of Bayawan City, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBER, March 6, 2009, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) RODERICK A. MAXINO Acting Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle August 9, 16 & 23, 2009

Several Dumaguete City councilors led by Vice-mayor Woodrow Maquiling are asking the Provincial government to halt the extraction of sand, boulders and gravel at the Okoy River, particularly near the Calabnugan Bridge in Camanjac and Candau-ay fearing that the continued quarry operations would further endanger the nearby communities. Councilor Antonio Remollo and City Engineer Edwin Quirit also insist that quarry operations near the Calabnugan Bridge (as shown in photo) violate a national law that prohibits extraction of aggregates 1 kilometer upstream and downstream so as not to weaken the foundation of any infrastructure.

hird District Rep. Pryde Henry Teves may have skipped the 9th State of the Nation Address of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to visit the United States of America but the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office is expected soon to receive some firearms and body armors as donation from the Los Angeles Special Weapons and Tactics. A certain Mr. Pepeng Gorospe who Department is instrumental for the expected is married to a Tanjayanon being logis- donation. To the delight of the solon, the tics in charge of the Los Angeles Police Turn to page 19

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“No leftist among us”

Indignant over the perceived undue interference of the government which restricts their movements, top officials of the Negros Oriental Network of NGOs Incorporated air their appeal for the Provincial Board to review the ordinance regulating medical and fact-finding missions and assuring the Capitol that there are “no leftists among them.” The officials include (from left to right) Hon. Albert Aquino, Board Member; Greg G. Fernandez Jr., Executive Director; Msgr. Merlin T. Logronio, President; Dr. Cristita S. Umbac, Vice-President and Atty. Arturo Umbac.


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Cory this is the end of the road for Former Senate President me, so be it. I have led a full life. Aquino’s legacy to her people Franklin Drilon summed up I cannot complain. I cannot ask whom her beloved husband, Ninoy, thus: “The restoration of deFour young suspects were swiftly colfor more. We all have to suffer considered as “worth dying for”? mocracy to the Philippines lared by lawmen in a hot pursuit opera—————————— in life. Jesus Christ did not which was made possible betion following the complaint of a lady that Former Pres. Estrada paid cause of her strong moral leadcommit any sin, and yet He sufshe was robbed by a group of men comtribute to her, saying: “As presi- ership.” fered greatly.” posed of Christopher Tabada, 21, of —————————— dent she was humble, strong ——————————— Calindagan; Raymar Calidguid, 18, of So much have been said and and compassionate. When her As with another great human Piapi and two minors, early Monday written about Pres. Cory. During term ended, she presided over being – Pres. Abraham Lincoln of morning. Authorities recovered the the necrological service at the Ma- a smooth and peaceful transi- the United States – Pres. Corazon laptop unlike her P 14,000 cash. nila Cathedral August 4, we heard tion of power, providing an ex- Aquino now belongs to the ages. I the eulogies of twenty people who ample to her successors. She could not cite of any other Filipino – have known and worked with her did not cling on to power. She living and dead – in our country’s ours after they robbed a lady of her laptop and P14,000 cash, four young more closely. One wonders at left behind a valuable legacy of history who generated so much robbers were arrested by intelligence operatives of the Dumaguete City those superlatives of moral leader- self-sacrificing leadership.” love and affection from the people. ship, basic human goodness, —————————— Police, Monday morning. The suspects were identified as Christopher ———————————— compassion, selflessness, caring, President Cory Aquino, acTabada, 21, of Calindagan; eighteen year-old Raymar Calidguid of Piapi She had been a legend in courage, God-centered life and cording to Mayor Alfredo Lim of her lifetime. In death she will and two minors. Also arrested was Mae Benneth of Tabuc-tubig reportmoral integrity overflowing her cup Manila is the “best president the continue to be a legend. For edly the common-law-wife of Tabada for allegedly taking possession of for seventy-six years! Such great- Philippines has ever had. I per- legends don’t die. They live forthe stolen laptop. (Turn to page 19) ness! sonally admire her for always cou- ever in the hearts of the people. —————————— rageously standing up for what is In life and in death, Pres. Cory Pres. Cory was first and fore- right.” Aquino’s legacy to us is a legacy most a good person, a fine lady ——————————— like no other.

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rigger happy motorcycle riding men shot and wounded three persons in two separate incidents on August 1 and 2 in Daro and Taclobo, Dumaguete City. The first incident occurred at around 2:30 AM of August 1, the victim Jess Micheal Consing, 21, of Barangay Junob was hit in the right chest, right arm and left leg when two unidentified suspects on board a black Honda Dream motorcycle shot him without any apparent reason. Companions of the victim identified as Enro Pareja, Jomark Bibe and Matt Turn to page 19

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lements of the joint Task Force 24 armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamente raided on August 2 a suspected drugs den in Barangay Piapi Dumaguete City, where illegal drugs are believed to be stored or sold. (Turn to page 19)

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Police disclosed that Amador “Popong” Barica Jr. (right) was again arrested for the same offense of using and selling illegal drugs. But this time, law enforcers vowed to file charges that would make even temporary liberty for him almost impossible. The two others arrested, Fritz Aranas (right) and Oscar Quinones, will be facing a rather lighter charge for “visiting a drug den.”


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4. LOT NO. 6805, Situated at Opao, Seit Siaton, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 22,432 square meters - Price: PhP60.00 per square meter. Elevated property with scenic view of Tambobo Bay where the Yachts can be seen being docked. Just a road away from the river - Clean title. With proper documents. ——————————------—— Contact: 0918-929-6047.

200 sq.m. P1M Mango Avenue Piapi, Dumaguete City

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L A ZI PRIME LLOT OT FOR SALE (Kong) • l,500 square meters, clean title, • Fronting the Siquijor State College Lazi Campus • Along the national highway • Walking distance from the Church,and and the Lazi Municipal Hall • Lot’s back portion is overlooking the mountains of Maria and onwards • Lot is very conducive to business like an internet café, ideal site for dormitory, restaurants and residences

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HOUSE AND LOT (K 2) Area: 320 sqmtrs. Location: Casa Alicia Subd., Candau-ay, Dgte. City Price: P4M/ negotiable Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, with good neighbors.

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Area: 14,700 sqmtrs. Location: 120 coconuts at Combado, Bacong, Negros Oriental, with Price: P4.5M negotiable Right of way and good neighbors.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 4) Area: 900 sqmtrs. Price: P1.5M Location: Combado, Negros Oriental (Bacong) Description: Accepts 2 payments, 3 bedrooms, with underground, Garage, lawn, 3 rooms of piggery and respectful neighbors.

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Area: 2,280 sqmtrs. Price: P500 Thousand Location: Lutao, Bacong, Negros Oriental Description: 4 coconut trees and sources of wood trees.

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Location: Northern Junob, Four Bedrooms, Open style living area 2 CR’s (inc. ensuite to main bedroom) Sari-Sari Store possible fifth bedroom Under Cover Parking, approx 8 minutes to downtown (4 mins. to Lee Super Plaza)

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Northern Junob, Area: 4,908 sq.m. Products: 100 coconut, Hundreds of corn plantation Price: P4.9M. Accept 2 payments, with Clean Title

BEACH LOT FOR SALE (K 9) Location: Sibulan; Area: 400 sq.m.; Price: P2M (negotiable) Clean Title

LOT FOR SALE (K 10)

Lot : area 220 sqmtrs. , ideal for simple residence, near Silliman Heights subdivision, has a huge barangay road and there is a short cut roads if ever there is a road renovations someday, clean tilte, price ; 160, 000

HOUSE AND LOT (K 11)

House and lot : area : 200 sqmtrs. bungalow house, landscape, has a right of way, clean title, descent neighbors, price : P350, 000 still negotiable, place: Combado, Bacong, Negros Oriental, 15 minutes going to Dumaguete City.

BEACH LOT FOR SALE (K 12) Beach lot : area : 1,000 sqmtrs. place: Bacong, negros oriental , goodneighbor, price 2.5 m, ideal for mini resort, clean title

HOUSE AND LOT (K 13)

House and Lot : area 300 sqmtrs. near the beach, clean title, descent neighbors, very near to municipal public market, police stations, elementary and highschool area,

HOUSE AND LOT (K 14)

House and Lot , area : 500 sqmtrs. fenced, near health center, with huge right of way that can be accessible road that connects to Bagacay, Rosario Heights and even going to valencia, near highway, with two bearing mango fruits, huge garage, still have enough space for landscapes or even building a rest house, 3 bedrooms, clean title, price : 1.6 m but still negotiable.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 15)

House and lot, area 450 sqmtrs. bungalow house, 4 bedrooms, fenced, with garage and landscape, near daycare center, near highway, huge right of way, price: 2.6m, clean title and the price is still negotiable, it is 8 minutes going to Dumaguete City. Location: Northern Junob near Silliman Heights

HOUSE AND LOT (K 16)

House and Lot , 580 sqmtrs, 2 storey, with garage, landscape , in front of the way, 4 bedrooms, fenced, friendly descent neighbors, price 2.6 m, clean title. Location: Northern Junob near Silliman Heights

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O3. House and lot for sale KB3

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Location : Valencia, negros oriental area: 1,000 sqmtrs, Price : 1,500 per sq. still negotiable, has a barangay road, a few minutes going to valencia p[ublic pool or tejeros, a walking distance to the cockpit and can possibly view the city of dumaguete. there is an access road going to the forest and even to the casaroro falls. locaion : Sibulan, negros oriental, 3 bedrooms, mini jacussi, 1,500 sqmtrs., landscapes with lemon trees. Price : 3.2 m

Call: 0918-929-6047

1. House and lot for sale KB4

Location : Sac, sac Bacong negros oriental, 3 bedrooms,garage, landscapes, near SPI call center, near the beach, Price: 3.6 m, clean title, newly paint and huge , cemented barangay road.

2. Beach lot for sale KB5

Location : Dauin, negros oriental near el Dorado. Area: 1,000 sqmtrs . Price : 1.8 m, clean title and negotiable

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For political stability . . . Arnaiz, also of NPC, or her daughter the town’s former vice-mayor, is expected to contest the mayorship bid of incumbent vicemayor Neil Credo, another ally of Teves. These are some of the personalities that the Teveses wanted Macias to dissuade from opposing their anointed bets. However, Rep. Teves will not begrudge Macias if he won’t lift a finger to stop the electoral bids of former Sta. Catalina Mayor Leon Lopez and former Bayawan City Mayor Yap since both have enough means to mount a campaign with or without the help and

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These are all noble tasks and need commendation, but to whose expense? Who we are and whoever we become, our foundation always start in the smallest society we call a family. Prestige, honor, wealth, positions, awards, etc… are all useless if we failed in this important calling. Even this modern technology that brings my article to you can become a ruthless master if we allow them. I can be glued to my laptop for hours and missing quality time with my family. I can bring a paradise to life in my canvas, and find the balance, harmony and the right color for my paintings but lost my own health. Computer games can be the greatest time stealers of our kids’ time today. Most often, our conversations are interrupted with text messages or calls. How much interruptions can a family take today? How much stress can our bodies endure? Each one of us need to be reminded to say No if we are losing balance. Our real friends who care for us will understand. We only live once. Horace Mann wrote, “Lost yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”

SU Divinity ... From page 16 sovereign who never sought power for herself aggrandizement. Bais City Mayor Hector “Tata” Villanueva who led the Friday event honoring Aquino with thousands of government employees, students and ordinary folks emphasized the need for the youth to remember what Aquino has done to restore and defend democracy by not succumbing to any of the seven coup attempts staged to undermine the then fledgling democracy. Villanueva was an antiMarcos councilor during Martial Law and was appointed Officer-in-Charge of Bais when Aquino ascended the Presidency. With Aquino’s passing, the Justice and Peace Center hopes that “we will draw strength for Aquino’s belief that the Filipinos can, through peaceful means, find solutions to our centuries old problems” including an end to rebellion by the communists and Muslim separatists. AGENCIA DE EXQUISITE of Dumaguete, Inc., Cor. Ma. Cristina & San Jose Sts., Dumaguete City Tel. 225-7514 All unredeemed and unrenewed pawn items for the month of March 2009 will be disposed by way of auction sale on August 18, 2009 at our business office.

blessings of the governor. But for other political aspirants identified with Macias, Rep. Teves believes that the governor can easily dissuade them being the recognized and respected party leader. The two most enduring political families of Negros Oriental, Teves and Macias, are bitter rivals in the late 70s and 80s until they managed to fashion an arrangement so that their interests won’t clash. It has worked for many years. However, it is still uncertain who would be the first to break the arrangement. Rep. Teves insists the “ball is now in Macias’ court.” (By Dems Rey Demecillo)

US guns ... From page 16 firearms and body armors remain in excellent condition as they are still about three years old. Teves was invited by a group of Filipinos who hail from Tanjay but are now based in the United States as speaker during the celebration of their hometown’s fiesta. The solon also sought the help of his uncle Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves for the government to shoulder the shipment costs for the donated police equipment. “With these body armors, the anxieties of the families of our policemen in the frontlines will be minimized,” said Teves. He is suggesting that NOPPO Director P/Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. distributes the equipment preferably to the police stations of Bais, Tanjay, Dumaguete, Bayawan, Siaton and Sta. Catalina. (With Neil Rio)

Soldier killed ... From page 16 Initial investigation indicates that the soldiers identified as Corporal Jerick Dela Cruz, Private First Class Francis Latigo, and three others identified only by their surnames Corporal Torres, Pfc. Montes and Pfc. Pio all belonging to the 2nd Platoon Alpha Company of the 11th Infantry Battalion were conducting patrol mission in Sitio Panlubiran, Maniac, Guihulngan when Dela Cruz, without provocation suddenly shot Latigo two times using his .45 caliber pistol. But despite his wounds in the right side of his body, Latigo managed to return fire using his M16 rifle hitting Dela Cruz in the head ten times. The corporal died instantly while the wounded Pfc. Latigo received swift medical aid. Later, he was transferred in one of the hospitals in Dumaguete and is now recuperating.

Cops nab ... (From page 17) The victim identified as Maria Elene Enriga, 21, a resident of Seaside Homes Barangay Piapi alleged that at about 4 AM Monday (Aug. 3) she was walking on her way home and passed by a group of youngsters having a drinking session. Moments later three suspects on board a motorcycle followed her before grabbing the bag with the laptop and cash inside. She tried to resist but was overpowered forcing her to shout for help. Another group of men nearby responded to her plea but the suspects still managed to escape. After reporting the incident to the police, a hot pursuit operation was launched resulting to the identification and arrest of the suspects.

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Lorico slay ... Dads urge ... How to prevent CRIME From page 2 From page 1 in Dumaguete City private construction firms Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag defended the actions of some local policemen who took photos of the July 27 antiCharter Change participants. Perdices explains that they are simply doing their jobs of intelligence gathering because they needed to report to their superiors.

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tion. Yap then sought relief from the Court of Appeals and alleged Bustamante of grave abuse of discretion. He alleged that Bustamante denied his right to due process, right to presumption of innocence and asserts that he has all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications provided under the notarial rules. Furthermore, he said that three of the five administrative cases have been dismissed. The Appellate Court’s 20th Division chaired by Franchito N. Diamante with Edgardo L. Delos Santos and Rodil V. Zalameda as members unanimously ruled that Bustamante has erred because even if Yap has a pending case, he remains clear of any liability following the constitutional right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty; Bustamante also failed to accord Yap his constitutional right to due process when no summary hearing on his application for notarial commission was done; she is also depriving Yap the right to work and make a living consistent with his property rights; finally, Bustamante is reminded that the only explicit disqualification as provided under Section 1 (5), Rule II is one who has been convicted in the first instance of any crime involving moral turpitudem, which course does not apply against Yap. In view of the foregoing, The Court of Appeals invalidated Bustamante’s orders and ordered her to conduct summary hearing to his application for notarial commission.

3 wounded ... (From page 17) Lucero said that they were slowly maneuvering their vehicle due to a flat tire but upon nearing Brix Daro, two suspects appeared and fired upon Consing before escaping. The wounded Consing was rushed to the nearby Silliman University Medical Center. Investigators recovered from the crime scene two empty shells from a .45 caliber pistol. A day later, August 2, a tricycle driver and his companion were also injured after they were shot upon by a group of three men on board a motorcycle in Barangay Taclobo near Purok Santan. The victims reported that three suspects blocked their path and one of them opened fire hitting Maximo Ferrolino in the neck and Bernard Delos Santos in the left leg. They were brought to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital and are now recuperating.

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that were asked to re-channel the Okoy River after the massive flooding on January 1 and February 7 this year. Re-channeling means redefining the existing river channel re-deepen and re-widen it by removing the aggregates that include sand, gravel and boulders that will be pushed on both sides of the river to form a sort of a protective wall for the communities. However, Maquiling notes that the five private firms that were tapped for the project were extracting thousand of cubic meters of sand, gravel and boulders from the site. As a result, Maquiling claims the original width of Okoy River expanded from 25 meters to 75 meters in width. Four councilors namely Rotelio Lumjod, Edion Catan, Nilo Sayson and Antonio Tonyrems Remollo joined Maquiling but the resolution was defeated after a similar number of councilors abstained from voting. They are Councilors Manuel Sagarbarria, Noel De Jesus, Amy Dicen, ABC President Raul Infante and SK Federation President Athena Gene Duran. Those who abstained refuses to ask Governor Macias to halt the extraction of sand, gravel and boulders pending a discussion with the experts, city and provincial officials although they did not arrive at a specific date as to when. But, Remollo maintains that the mere extraction of aggregates in the Okoy River near an infrastructure like a bridge or a dike is prohibited since the law mandates such activity be done 1,000 meters upstream and downstream so as not to weaken the foundation of these bridges and other installations. From the video shown to his colleagues, Maquiling pointed out that the quarry operations were done right beside the Calbanugan Bridge in Barangay Candau-ay which may undermine its base.

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Three suspects were arrested, one of whom was the subject of the warrant, while the other was not present during the raid. They were identified as Fritz Arellano, Oscar Quinones and the alleged operator of the drugs den and repeated offender Amador “Popong” Barica Jr. Prior to the serving of the search warrant, an asset of the National Bureau of Investigation successfully purchased illegal drugs allegedly from Barica but sensing that it was a trap, Barica tried to escape and attempted to flush the rest of the illegal drugs down the toilet when the lawmen subdued him. NBI agents led by Miguel Dungog were joined by the elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency SPO1 Manuel Sanchez and P03 Glenn Corsame had to use an industrial suction pump to recover the contraband but to no avail, tests however showed that the drainage water had “traces of shabu.” Seized from Barica were two sachets containing shabu and the P 1,000 marked money used in the buy bust. Arellano, a resident of Judyville Subdivision, Sibulan and Quinones of Poblacion, Siaton reportedly maintains that they are just mere drug users, while Barica turned down invitations to air his side.

BY: COUNCILORS CHIQUITING SAGARBARRIA AND ROMMEL L. ERAMES he police should not concern itself with arrests and seizures only. A progressive concept of police work is being implemented in some parts of the world, which is even regarded as more important than the traditional idea of the police becoming involved only “after the fact”, reducing them to the status of a “late hero” whose job, which is not too useful and too honorable, is only to draw a sketch of the crime scene and to deliver the body of the victim to the morgue.

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The concept is CRIME PREVENTION dedicated to the “betterment of society” which must start with the “betterment of the young”. Evil tendencies should be nipped in the bud. It is not beneath the dignity KAG. SAGARBARRIA KAG. ERAMES of the police to go to school campuses and con- crime-prone areas in the City duct lectures on the impor- to give similar lectures. In the tance of being “crime free” in performance of this important one’s personal record. Pupils social responsibility, the police and students should be in- with its limited manpower formed and/or reminded that needs the assistance and coin applications to take a gov- operation of all of us. Social ernment exam or for a job, here agencies of the government, or abroad, the question: - and civic and religious orga“Have you ever been nizations should lend a helpcharged/convicted of any of- ing hand. After all, crime prefense or misdemeanor?” is al- vention is everybody’s busiways asked in the information ness. sheet. The object is to deter Here, in this very brief young people from committing piece, we are just trying to infractions of the law which generate public discussion on can adversely affect a lifetime. what American authorities on There is no better person or crime prevention call “criminoentity than the police to do the logical interventions” which job because they represent may go a long way and in the the law. long run in solving the escaThe police should also go lating problem of criminality in to the slums of Looc and other our City.

Campus ... From page 2 province. Scheduled to host the offsite campus registration are Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) Bayawan and Sta. Catalina campuses on August 27 to 28 and St. Paul University Dumaguete, NORSU Main, Mabinay, Bais and Siaton campuses, Silliman University and Metro Dumaguete College for September and NORSU Guihulngan campus for 1st week of October. Registration period runs from April 1 to October 31, 2009 Monday to Saturday including holidays that fall on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fred Magallano of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) during the briefing said that the registration is simple and quick provided the students bring proper identification papers such as Student’s ID, driver’s license, passport, postal ID, NBI/PNP clearance and any other valid ID except Cedula and Certification or ID cards issued by barangay officials. The registration is further facilitated by the adoption of biometrics technology through the use of a data capturing machine (DCM). DEB encourages the youth of voting age, especially the firsttime voters, to register, participate, and be responsible in the electoral process. The registration of out-of-school youths of voting age will be also incorporated into this project.(By Rachelle Nessia, PIA)

Nine quit ... From page 1 Majority of those who dropped out from the training cited physical pain and discomfort due to the intense training implemented by members of the Special Weapons and Tactics or SWAT. A few reluctantly gave up because they needed jobs. Those who can complete and pass the 20-day training will be assigned at the Dumaguete PNP as force multipliers especially with the departure of the dozens of police recruits from the Regional Office who finished their onthe-job training here months ago. Each special tanod will receive a P 200.00 daily wage, two sets of uniforms, handcuffs and a stun gun. They are considered as agents of persons in authority for they will be deputized to enforce local ordinance and other existing laws. Aside from the physical training, there will also be classroom instructions involving a wide range of topics with Col. Noble and Atty. Neil Rey Lagahit among the speakers. The following are the subjects: Code of Ethics; Arrest, Search and Seizure; Relevant City Ordinances; Basic Investigation; Traffic laws; Criminal Investigation; Techniques of Arrest; Surveillance; Crime Scene Investigation; Disaster Management; Unarmed Combat and Disarming Techniques; Basic Radio Communication; Firearms Familiarization; Bomb Identification; Stick Fighting; First Aid; Human Rights and Anti-Insurgency Awareness.


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ASHINGTON DC – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underscored the importance of the United States to the country’s economic, diplomatic and foremost, national secu rity. The Chief Executive echoed this message Thursday (Friday in Manila) during her historic meeting with US President Barack Obama in his Oval Office at the White House. The President, who was here July 30,. upon the invitation of the Obama government, became the first Southeast Asian leader to visit the White House under the Obama administration. Foremost in the agenda, she said was PEACE and SECURITY and the importance of joining hands against terrorism. Obama and Arroyo discussed how to strengthen regional cooperation on anti-terrorism, how to advance the peace process in Mindanao and how the US military is helping us upgrade the professionalism and effectivity of our soldiers. This was among the main highlights of her 45-minute oneon-one meeting with the 44th President of the United States went.

“This assistance by the US has gone a long way in helping us achieve what we have been able to achieve in the peace process in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines and also in our fight against terrorism,” she said. The Chief Executive added that she also informed Obama on the progress of the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). She said that the Philippines will stand behind the US in two crucial issues in the region: Burma and North Korea. The President also thanked the United States’ help with regard to climate change, and the grant of benefits for Filipino World War II veterans. It was President Arroyo’s fourth visit to the White House since she be-

TWO PRESIDENTS, BARAK OBAMA of the United States of America and GLORIA ARROYO of the Philippines, met with congressional leaders of the country and some cabinet secretaries at the OVAL. Below, President Obama congratulates President Arroyo for a successful visit the details of which can be gleaned in RP-US developments in the coming days. (Official Malacañang Photo)

came President. Her first visit was back in November 2001, following the terror attacks in the United States. She met President George W. Bush a second time in May 2003 during a state visit, and again last year, upon Bush’s invitation. The President also met with several US lawmakers and government officials at the Willard Hotel. Among them were Admiral Dennis Blair, director for National Intelligence; US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; and US Senator Sheila Jackson Lee. She also met with the leaders of the RP-US Friendship Caucus. She said she was also impressed of Obama’s deep understanding and knowledge of the Philippines and the Filipino people and his understanding of the close relationship between the Filipinos and the Americans.

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ASHINGTON DC – President Gloria MacaagalArroyo lauded the officers and members of the Filipinos International of the United States or FILUSA for their efforts in helping unify the Filipino community in the United States and for their efforts in projecting the good news about the Philippines.

ress Secretary Cerge Remonde described Presi “Sa hirap at ginhawa ay pinatatatag ninyo ang ating overseas Filipident Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House as a nos, kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa inyo,” the Chief Executive, who is here “pivotal time for US relations in Asia,” saying the working upon the invitation of the Obama administration, said in her speech the OFWs at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. visit will surely put America in the radar screen in Asia..” before The President also reiterated her appreciation for the billions of The Philipines was named as coordinator in Asia concerning pesos they have been remitting to their homeland that help keep the U.S. relations with the region. country’s economic development and programs moving. The President noted that and ally and advance the interest of the Philippines.” her meeting with Secretary of She noted that the State Hillary Clinton whom she met together with Foreign Af- United States is essential to the country’s economic, dipfairs Secretary Alberto Romulo at the Willard hotel function lomatic and national security. The President stressed room , “sent strong signals that that high on the agenda durthe United States is committed ing her meeting with Presito more robust engagements dent Obama was the peace with the region.” and security issues, including “The fact that President ways to continue strengthen Obama sought out the Philip- regional cooperation and antipines for this first opportunity terrorism. is a testament to the strong and deep ties between our two nations,” the President also said. The President pointed out that her “expectations for this trip are straightforward: to meet the new US president who is our strong friend

She told them that the biggest remittance of the OFWs come from those working in North America. But while they are doing well in their respective work abroad, the President told them that her administration is also doing all its best to create good paying jobs at home “so that overseas work will just be a career choice and not the only option for a hardworking Filipino. Thank you for your support for peace and progress in the Philippines,” the President said. During the program, the President received a Resolution of Gratitude from the World War II veterans represented by World War II widow, Sostones Rivera, Purita Acosta and Senn Fontanilla representing the sons and daughters of World War II veterans “for her constant advocacy to secure recognition of service and grant of benefits from the U.S. government for and on behalf of the World War II veterans.”

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From the PEOPLE of Negros Oriental AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ---------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ---------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Claro M. Recto Street Bayawan City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30

A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2009 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

he death of former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino brought fond recollection of this province’s vice governor. Beginning 1977, he was appointed OIC mayor in his hometown of Manjuyod by the MarcosAdministration and had served for nine (9) years. It was during this time in 1986 when the former dictator was finally removed from power by the popular uprising of the Filipino people who have had enough of the Marcoses’ 20 year rule. Then mayor, Petit begun to have apprehensions of his political career as all the Marcos appointees under the political banner Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) were officially replaced. His connection with several provincial opposition leaders along with his endorsement from Monsignor Epifanio Surban to Cardinal Sin led the way to his meeting with the newly elected President Aquino. “She was very soft spoken, and exuded a warm aura of friendship and you couldn’t help but give her your respect,” the vice governor explained. In the end, unlike all the other Marcos leaders, President Cory gave her favorable reception to this probinsyano. He was the only KBL retained as municipal mayor after EDSA revolution. Petit offered his condolences and prayers to the woman who was crucial in the twists and turns of his career and believes that the Divine Providence who is omnipresent and omniscient was the guiding hand to her decision. He is forever grateful for her venerable character as that of a peacemaker who transcends all barriers.

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eath, they say, is the leveler of all human greatness. It reduces us to the same state irrespective of loftier and higher positions that kings or potentates could have conferred. In the grave all men are equal; the good deeds, the lofty thoughts, the heroic sacrifices alone shall survive and bear fruit in the lives of those who strive to emulate them. More importantly however, for believers in the free gift of resurrection and trusting in the infinite love and tender mercy of Him, the Father of all, death is not a grim tyrant but rather a kind messenger transforming us from this imperfect world to that all perfect kingdom of immortality where God the Father reigns eternal. Who then among us could courageously and joyfully declare the challenge? - “Oh death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

The calmness by which President Corazon C. Aquino faced death is exemplary of one who is trustful and confident in the Greatness, not conferred by human hands, but eternal in the heavens. She lived both her private and public life exemplifying the great tenets by which the Lord Jesus Christ has led the people of God and eternally affected the whole world – brotherly love, relief and truth. Tita Cory had her share of human frailty but she had the heart of a mother and a true SERVANT LEADER. She knew exactly her role and she performed it with a purity of intention and with absolute unselfishness. Tita Cory knew that “we have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him

do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12: 6-8). She is endowed with a character worthy to be emulated by all leaders of this country. I am personally privileged to have had the opportunity to meet Madame President Corazon C. Aquino way back in 1986 when one of her official acts was to call upon all political forces from all sides of the social spectrum to draw up a peace plan. We in the Cordilleras heeded to the call which, to cut short a long story, led to the establishment of the CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR) thereby formalizing or recognizing the CORDILLERA PEOPLE’S identity as one people and one nation. Under the Freedom Constitution President Cory signed into law Executive Order 220 creating the CAR and this is her legacy to a people long denied a genuine social justice. EO 220 was a negotiated law and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army

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(CPLA) with its political arm, the CORDILLERA BODONG ASSOCIATION (CBA), were in the forefronts in said negotiation. Madame President Corazon C. Aquino, My President, You, your Children and grandchildren will always be a part of the Cordillera Identity. The entire Cordillera Region would have remained entirely a FOREST PARK RESERVATION had it not been of EO 220. The Cordillerans would have been just a PEOPLE and not a NATION had it not been of the courageous act of President Cory defying all Multi National Interest in favor a “despised Class”. Soft and safe to thee, My President, be thy earthly bed! Bright and glorious be thy rising from it! So in the bright morning of the World’s resurrection, though thy mortal frame be now laid in the dust by the chilling blast of death, thy spirit shall spring into newness of life and expand in immortal beauty in realms beyond the skies. Until then, Madame President, until then, Farewell!

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Contact Steve: 09082719630 / stevefpa@gmail.com

Tel. Num: 419-8480 Telefax: 226-6243

REMAN Automotive, Residential and Commercial glass Supply, Car Glass Tinting, Roll up doors, etc.... Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that RESTITUTO D. MELON have filed and executed a Deed of Absolute Sale on Lot No.3135-C, Psd-394865, being a portion of Lot 3135, Cad 903, Valencia Cadastre LRC Record No. Free Pat., TCT No. FT-12005, situated in Bongbong, Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 249 sq.m. in favor to Eladio Milan per Doc. No. 453, Page No. 92, Book No. XXI, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Edmund F. Dy. The Negros Chronicle July 26, Aug. 2 & 9, 2009

ARTHUR S. NOBLE Marketing Manager

PARAMOUNT GENERAL INSURANCE CO. 2nd Floor, Rm. 1, Catalina Bldg. 12 Mabini St., Dumaguete City Tel. No. 225-7452 / 422-8450

LINE OF INSURANCE BUSINESS FIRE MARINE & AVIATION, PERSONAL ACCIDENT, MOTOR CAR, ENGINEERING, HEALTH, COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL LIABILITY & MISCELLANEOUS CASUALTY.

Aid to ... From page 2 949 households, the government’s 5 year poverty reduction strategy of granting cash aid to indigent household P500.00 per month for health and nutrition expenses, P300.00 per month for education expenses while a household

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15% Discount on all room rates

TELEPHONE NO. :(035) 225-5774 TEEFAX NO. :(035) 422-7400 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF EJEFREM NO. 2009-3029 EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (UNDER Act 3135 as amended) DUPLAMILCO, INC., represented by Its General Manager Mr. TYRONE T. RAMAS-UYPITCHING, Mortgagee, – Vs. – ROMEO D. TUSOY and SUZZETTE C. TUSOY, Mortgagors. x———————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, filed by DUPLAMILCO, INC., represented by its General Manager Mr. Tyrone T. Ramas-Uypitching, (mortgagee), against ROMEO D. TUSOY and SUZZETTE C. TUSOY, (Mortgagors), residing at Ponce de Leon Subdivision, Buñao, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of June 30, 2009, now amounted to SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE & 68/100 (PHP 773,921.68), exclusive of attorneys fees, sheriff fees and other necessary expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency on September 16, 2009, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 22946 A parcel of land, (Lot No. 1698-A-2, of the subdivision plan, (LRC) Psd-81638, being a portion of Lot 1698-A, described on plan (LRC) Psd-73785, LRC Cad. Record No. 152) situated in the City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros, Bounded on the N., points 5 to 1 by Lot 1698-B, Psd73785; on the NE., points 1 to 2 by Lot 1695, Dumaguete Cadastre; points 2 to 3 by Lot 1698-A1 of the subdivision plan; on the S., points 3 to 4 by Lot 1698-G (LRC) Psd-73785 (Road) and on the W., points 4 to 5 by Lot 1698-R (LRC) Psd-73785 (Road) containing an area of ONE THOUSAND AND THIRTY NINE (1,039), SQUARE METERS, more or less. NOTE: Conditions: Only the rights, share of Romeo D. Tusoy and Suzzette C. Tusoy, subject to the mortgage consisting of 519 square meters of the parcel of land described in this title for the sum of P536,500.00, executed in favor of DUPLAMILCO, INC., subject to all terms and condition, stipulated in the deed of DUPLAMILCO, INC., subject to all terms and condition, stipulated in the deed of Real Estate Mortgage entered as Doc. No. 5497; Page No. 79; Book No. 88; Series of 2001, of Notary Public – Atty. Antonio T. Ramas Uypitching, Jr. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. Dated this21st day of July, 2009, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines.

The Negros Chronicle July 26, Aug. 2 & 9, 2009

By:

(Sgd.) MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff (Sgd.) ULDARICO JALANDONI Sheriff IV

with three qualified children shall have a subsidy of P1,400 per month. The cash grants will be released to the most responsible person of the household through Landbank. In return, parents must attend responsible parenthood sessions; pregnant women must avail of pre-post natal care; 0-5 children must receive regu-

lar preventive health checkups and vaccines; 3-5-year old children must attend day care or pre-school classes at least 85 percent of the time; 6-14-year old children enrolled in elementary or high school must attend at least 85 percent of the time and finally 6-14-year old children must receive deworming pills twice a year.

SCUD’S Auto Center Highway Bagacay, Dumaguete City SCUD’S Rent-A-Van and Car

Corner Sta. Rosa, Sta. Catalina Sts. Dgte. City Tel. No. 422-0153 / 225-8416 Look for Ding Andres

HEIDI’S PPA AWNSHOP

“The Pawnshop with a Heart” Along Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City Tel. No No.. 225-9841 & their Newest Branch at Silliman Ave., Dgte. City Tel. #422-9002

CEBU BANTAY PANGLAWAS Gidumala ni Uncle Mar Lopez

SCHEDULE: Sept. 09, 10, 11, & 12, 2009 of YMCA

WINDY CITY FOOD HAUS & GRILL Corner San Jose St., & Sta. Catalina St. Dumaguete City


August 9 2009  

VOL. 36 No. 9 Turn to page 19Turntopage2 study will be conducted to determine if the re-chan- neling of the Okoy River increases potential d...

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