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VOL. 38

No. 9

Dumaguete City, Philippines

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Alain Del Busstamante Pascua, among the top bird watchers, is vicepresident of the Wild Bird Club of the Phils., and is married to a Dumagueteña.

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lthough not yet formally charged in court, four self-confessed suspects in the dreaded massacre of a family in a remote village of San Jose, recanted their media admissions of the crime and submitted themselves for preliminary investigation instead.

Earlier, the prosecutor ordered the suspects’ release because they were nabbed sans a warrant of arrest despite the law enforcers’ claim of a police hot pursuit operation. The four suspects tagged in the ghastly massacre, namely, Roberto

Ablao, 58, of Tampi, San Jose; Rico Suelto, 32; Carlito Sablada, 56; and Flory Yabanez, 48; all of Barangay Cangcawas, San Jose, made a complete turnaround from their initial confession and vehemently denied any participation To page 2

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7th Philippine Bird Festival in Dumaguete

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oughly six out of ten recorded deaths in Negros Oriental were not attended by medical doctors last year. Some towns even had deaths with supposed zero medical attendance as per data gathered from the Department of Health.

The report indicated that of the 5, 797 recorded deaths in the province, doctors only attended or declared some 2,007 prompting the province’s Chief of the Community Primary Hospitals Dr. Chelsea Cacaldo to call for more doctors to be sent to the barrios.

Men accounted 56 percent of the total deaths last year, women constituted the balance with cardiovascular diseases listed as the most common cause of deaths with 1,490 cases. The nine top causes of To page 19

Board M. reveals pork P1.1M details ome call him an arrogant public servant, but we say he has the right to maintain some degree of self pride, because in conscience, he believes that he has nothing to hide at least on his first term as board member. He has for the first time acquired the power to decide what to do with P1.l million in pork barrel which was released for him from the governor’s discretionary, if not intelligence, fund.

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Bird enthusiasts from Dumaguete and all over were given a preview of the Sept. 23-24 National Bird Festival coming up at the Robinsons Place Dumaguete and sponsored by Silliman University CENTROP, featuring the endangered Negros Bleeding Heart Pigeon and other rare bird species photo exhibits. Bird photographers are Dr Clemn Macasiano, Jr. and Apolianrio Carino, among others. The Visayan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum haematostictum), the Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens), Crimson Sunbird, (Aethopyga siparaja), Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans), Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus), Rufous-lored Kingfisher (Todiramphus winchelli), Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi).

If Josy runs, NPC might field George By Dems Demecillo

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ith the administration Liberal Party determined to field 1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong as its bet for governor in 2013, the Nationalist People’s Coalition is also considering its local chieftain 2 nd District Congressman George Arnaiz as its best bet to match the influence and machinery of a Limkaichong candidacy. To page 19

ROEL DEGAMO NEG.OR. GOVERNOR

BOTCHOY SAYCON BM 2ND DISTRICT , NEGOR.

“THE FOOD JESUS FED THE CROWD WAS FOR THE BODY, WHILE FOOD FOR THE SOUL IS THE WORD OF GOD MADE FLESH.”


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Massacre suspects confess but recant

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in the July 28, 2011 slayings, Thursday, before the prosecutor’s office. The suspects, who will be facing murder and frustrated murder charges, allegedly attack ed Ron nie Jermoriabas, 24; his live-in partner Cherry Gil Ramirez, 19, who is also three-month old pregnant; and 17-yearold Jury Ramirez while eating dinner inside their home and hacked the victims to death. With the main suspects’ abo ut f ace, Pro secu to r Macarieto Trayvilla is lookin g at thr ee-year- old Claudine, the lone survivor of the carnage, who is currently in the Negros Oriental Pro-

vincial Hospital under tight police security. The suspects, in their earlier confession, said that they held a grudge against the victims for accusing them of stealing the latter’s farm produce and livestock. Trayvilla is set to meet with the child to possibly get her statement. Representing three of the suspects is Atty. Karl Bayani Montenegro of the Public Attorney’s Office while the fourth suspect Roberto Sablao retained Atty. Jose Simpron as his private counsel. Trayvilla said his office will issue a ruling whether

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

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Probing the massacre are (clockwise from boxed photo) Atty. Jose Cempron, Fiscal Macarieto I. Trayvilla, SPO2 Samson Catipay, SPO3 Roberto Otarra, and PO2 Brent Fulmaran

TOP OF THE WEEK Solon urges Lawas: Majority wants pork arrest guns-for-hire released together

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or the third time in as many weeks, the majority in the Provincial Board stalled anew the approval, Thursday, of the release of pork barrel allotments preferring to wait until the two new members shall also get theirs.

Voting 6-4, the majority insisted that if pork barrels are to be released by the governor, it should include those of newly-assumed Board Members Rodrigo Alanano and Angelo Teves. The minority countered that it would be unfair for those who have promptly

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egetable growers nationwide are asking Congress to lower the cost of transporting their agricultursal products to the people by amending the protectionist policy of the shipping industry.

The nutri growers were attending the just co nclu ded th ree – daynational vegetable congress held at the provcincial convention center. Department of Agriculture Sec. Proceco Alcala who keynoted the confab said it is sad to note that even products transported from Manila to Mindanao is more costly than products shipped from the Philippines to Singapore or Hongkong. He said government will have to do some-

Fifteen policemen are to be indicted for violation of the anti-hazing law. The reason why we have many brutal-minded policemen is because of their brutal methods of training. It is sad to note that most of our new policemen who are trained in camps like Eldrich in Laguna conduct hazing sessions. Our training camps in Cebu are still devoid of unpleasant reports such as these. -o0o-

EXIT Miggs .... ENTER KOKO

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sanctuary of wild monkeys in Negros Oriental is seeking the intervention of local government units for its survival.

Valor Dionesio, village chieftain of the Bukidnon tribe in Sta. Catalina where the wild monkeys are located, is only asking for bananas to feed more than 50 wild monkeys that are scattered in a two-hectare lot in barangay Obat, Sta Catalina. Dionesio stressed, monkeys are considered wild animals that need equal treatment with that of the wild birds, the wild ducks in

n his exasperation, rules chairman Board Member Saleto Erames wants to go on leave from his chairmanship because of the persistent disregard of the rules and procedures of the provincial board by some unscrupulous members. He said that if they persist in disregarding the rules, he might finally resign as chairman of the committee. What a shame for these unruly legislators. Who brought them there in the first place? -o0o-

completed all the requirements needed for the release of funds for their identified projects to be waiting until the two new board members shall also complete the requirements for their own priority projects.

Man shoots former 50 wild monkeys need NBI agent’s house bananas in Santa

uthorities charged a man identified only as Santiago Saberon III for allegedly shooting at the house of resigned National Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Miguel Dungog, recently. Negros Oriental Police Provincial Police Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon the higher office of NBI has Lawas said that Saberon, formally accepted the resigwho is still being pursued by nation of Dungog. Citing personal reasons, lawmen, has been charged for grave threats after shoot- Dungog tendered his irrevoing the house of Dungog in cable resignation to the NBI amid controversies aimed at Siaton, recently. The suspect is allegedly him. Dungog headed the Force Kasaligan against harboring a grudge against Task illegal gambling and drugs. the resigned NBI agent. Meanwhile, NBI-Dumaguete chie f Atty. Domina dor Cimafranca confirmed that

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Police torture & hazing are learned in trainings?

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tressing that there is a possibility that rumors of guns-for-hire being used by influential people in t he pro vinc e co uld be t rue, 1 st Dist ric t Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong is urging Negros Oriental Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas to conduct a serious investigation to effect arrests on these criminal elements. The lady solon said that Cou ncilor Victo rian o it must be established who is “Ching” Alabastro for his behind these lawless groups courage to condemn the allegedly responsible for a “powerful and influential number of crimes particu- politicians” allegedly behind larly in the 3rd District. his two assassination atM e a n w h i l e , tempts. Limkaichong also lauded Bayaw an City’s first Turn to page 13

critical reporting

thing about this concern to help the country’s farmers. For his part, 3rd Dist (Negros Oriental) Rep. Pryde Henry Teves said he will try to bring this concern to the halls of Congress. Teves, however, said that it’s a fact that we are a country of islands, and that we can never have low rates compared to others. But when one of the presidents priorities to put up railways in Mindanao (To page 19)

We strongly suspect that these two gentlemen have “thought of” something like: OK, I resign, we save P10M in expensive protest expenses, I will look honorable before men, and you will inherit my P300 million in annual emoluments and pork barrels, for two years. You and your supporters will be politically vindicated and we all will look and feel good. Then, in 2013, we will both run again for the Senate and we both will win! ——instead of fighting this useless, endless, and expensive legal battle, wherein one has to lose. But what we are doing is a win-win situation. Do you think this is not possible for two wise people?

Hazing police trainees like animals will also produce brutal policemen who will soon victimize innocent civilians. The perpetrators in that hazing of police trainees should be fired to teach future trainors a lesson and warn them of the consequences if the law is violated. -o0oWe hear of police brutality in the provinces, our city not exempted. But in our case, the case of two civilians who filed charges of police brutality was dismissed. Another lament is that only a few stand up and file formal complaints. The main discouragement is the slow grind of our justice system which many aptly describe as doubleTo page 19

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Historic, and unprecedented!

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he historic and unprecedented resignation of a duly elected senator last Thur sd ay is an other moral booster to the belief that a new dawn in Philippine politics is breaking like the light of day. For to resign “with honor” and give up close to P300 million a year in government resources under one’s control is something that has just entered the Philippine dictionary. This indicates only one thing: that Philippine politics is evolving for the better; that we are all sick and tired of the old politics. We congratulate Senator Miguel Zubiri for deciding to take the lead in resigning with honor. Our neighbor and former oppressor Japan’s counteraction on resigning with honor is hara-kiri, or death by suicide. We don’t do that here. As we listened to the full-length interview, aside from his resignation speech, Senator Zubiri, we believe, has taken the road not less, but never, travelled by Philippine politics. But at the same time, we believe, he did that as a calculated act to deter many things that could ruin further his political future. First, if he did not resign, he will su r ely be d r a gged in to the Maguindanao rigged election returns issue. He had to drop his pending counter protest vs. Koko Pimentel in the Senate Electoral Tribunal because during the current re-

count, Pimentel’s lead soared to 250,000 votes. So, amidst a hostile, if not vindictive, political environment, what do you expect Zubiri to do? Resign, of course! Why wait for a sure-fire embarrassment and shame to come? But Koko knows only too well that until the Senate Electoral Tribunal will decide in his favor, Zubiri’s resignation does not immediately make Koko a senator overnight. There is still a process that could take until a few weeks in order to avoid a hiatus. B ut if he r esigns with honor an d delecadeza --as he did—- using alleged trial by publicity as his persecutor and that of his family, he could still regain such honor in the 2013 elections if he likes. But the stigma of having benefited from fraud if understood by the masa of people will be a liability for Zubiri. We are not sure about his two steps forward. But surely, the Nation will remember Zubiri in the next elections as the first and highest public official to resign with honor, whose position no less was upheld as the victor by the Supreme Court. And we bet all our balls that he will easily win in the next senatorial elections if only for the honorable thing he did last Thursday which was resigning voluntarily as senator of the Republic.

orruption is as old as the creation of man. Even in Genesis, corruption was already present. When Adam and Eve came to life on Earth, they became the corrupted. The corruptor was the crafty serpent. The sales pitch was: “Eat the glowing but forbidden apple, and you will gain knowledge beyond your imagination.” Eve was tempted. She was enticed. She yielded. So corruption was in the alpha. Likely, corruption will also be in the omega. Corruption is part of realities. If you are a public official who prefers not to engage in corruption, there are ways you can convert or divert a corrupt offer into something legitimate and above-board that would be meaningful for the community. Former Senator Nene Pimentel, who was once a local public official (Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City), fondly recalls that there were many attempts to corrupt him when he was mayor. One incident that he has not forgotten was the monetary offer by an influential business organization in Cagayan de Oro to him. Pimentel related that soon after he was elected mayor, he was invited by a business group for a meeting. Prior to the meeting, he was tipped that the business group was known to have given the incumbent mayor money for the group’s protection. In other words, the businessmen would give the mayor a regular “allowance,” so long as the mayor will lay his hands off the activities of the business group, whether legal or illegal. The money usually offered was twice the mayor’s salary which was only P5,000 a month at that time. So it was an enticing offer. When he met the group, he told them that he cannot accept such an offer. He also dissuaded the group not to give their money to his wife or anybody from the City Hall. Instead, he told them to channel their funds to a multisectoral commission that had administrative supervision over the police. Pimentel said that the police during his time had very low pay, and morale was also down. He suggested that the money should not be given directly to the police because the police will have distorted loyalties. It would be the multisectoral commission, composed of elder and respected citizens in the community, that would determine how to use the money to uplift the welfare of the police and their families. Pimentel said also that he also met with the school administrators in the city, and urged them to provide scholarships to policemen, their legal wives, and children. When this was implemented, Pimentel said he saw visible signs of a boosted morale among the law enforcers. The community saw a more dignified police force, who no longer saw the need to engage in “kotong.” There is certainly an effective way of administering government affairs even without engaging in corruption.

Our “wish list” addressed to PNoy ur wish is that the Philippine justice system finally works. That the New

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Ombudsman will fire all corrupt regional ombudsmen and officials. That One Big Fish in the executive, legislative and judiciary branches be booked behind jail.

The big name each for tax evasion, smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering and drug peddling be convicted and serve their jail terms. That all parties in the military, LGU, Comelec and politicians involved in the 2004 and 2007 electoral be meted their sentence pronto. That the DOJ budget be quadrupled in order to insulate the judges from bribery and that they be paid directly through a DOJ online credit system and not receive any compensation from  any LGU which invites subservience and partiality. That an independent body draw a list of blacklisted

contractors and suppliers (including dummies) that have corrupted the infrastructure and supply system of the country. Our wish is that the Constitution be revised to allow foreign ownership of mining and education but not land and media. That no foolish moves be supported to amend the constitution to  change  the presidential into parliamentary at this time. Our wish is that Luzon will have a new powerplant by 2014 and reduce dramatically the cost of power. That by 2016, all tricycles, jeeps,

buses and train systems in the country will be run by electric power and not by gas and oil. That 2 million trees be planted yearly or 16 million trees grown (not just planted) by 2016.  That half of the policemen, army, navy, air force, firemen and jail management cops will have housing facilities by 2016. That our major military services will be modernized enough to at least match those of our ASEAN neighbors. That unemployment rate be reduced to 3% from today’s 7.2% and matching be done To page 18-B

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NOTICE of POWER RATE INCREASE On May 16, 2011, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued an Order on the approved application of Green Core Geothermal Inc. (GCGI) and NORECO II for a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) and provisional authority for the full implementation of the applied generation cost for NORECO II which is effective immediately. For this matter, NORECO II would like to inform all member-consumers that there will be an increase of our energy charge per kilowatt hour starting on the month of July 2011 billing. The increase is due to the cost adjustments of the purchased power from our energy suppliers and other additional charges such as Value Added Tax on the generation and transmission. For Residential Consumers, the effective rate per kilowatt hour is P10.18 while for Commercial or Low Voltage consumers is P9.63 per kilowatt hour. Furthermore, the energy charge is not fixed thereby the power rates will differ and subject for adjustment every billing month depending on the cost of the purchased power from the generation suppliers. This power rate advisory is issued for the guidance of all NORECO II member-consumers. (Sgd.) BEVERLY B. GONZALEZ Information and Communications Officer Noted: (Sgd.) EPHRAIM T. TACLOB General Manager


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Mindset of abuse

Reasons for falling birth rate worldwide

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lip through the four-volume audit of Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and Maguidanao. They’re case-studies of utak wangwang-- a phrase President Benigno Aquino minted in his State of the Nation address. In his first SONA, P-Noy then Maguinadanao gobbled lashed the powerful who blasted P794.2M. sirens  to  shove the  weak aside. Led by Susan Garcia, 18 This time, he deployed auditors documented how wangwangs as the symbol for a spurious contractors pockmindset of privilege that gouged eted P1.12B. In Maguindanao, a people. 27 ghost projects chewed up Commission on Audit P422.7M. No public bids were documents that mindset of called for P1.5B worth of abuse in 515 pages of facts, projects. Disbursements for data and tables on ARMM op- P9.9M were unrecorded.    erations. Daily, citizens interCash payments have a cap act with the government at the of P15,000. ARMM shredded town and provincial levels. that rule.  Cashier Bai  Noraya For 2008 and 2009, Pasandaln, for example, ARMM’s  public works office fid- secured P129.9  million  in cash dled with P2.82B –that’s billions. advances. She paid cash for ARMM claimed it completed 685 major projects from Lanao del Sur to Basilan . Zaldy Ampatuan served as regional governor, and Turn to page 14

he worldwide total fertility rate (TFR) – the number of children the average woman will have during her lifetime – fell from 5.0 in the mid-1960s to 2.7 today, a decline of some 50%. This has caused 59 countries, with 44% of the world’s population, to have below-replacement birth rates. Specific countries like Italy, France, and Singapore have birth rates well below replacement. To what can we attribute this tries like the Philippines in the demographic phenomenon which sixties with the introduction of can have dire consequences on oral contraceptives. This was the social and economic land- accompanied in many countries scape of these countries af- especially in the United States fected? We can point to the fol- with the legalization of divorce lowing: abortion, contraception, and abortion in the seventies, divorce and unmarried couples which gave rise to cohabitation, living-in; children born out of wed- illegitimacy and single-parent lock; the quest for small families, families to the legalization of and finally, homosexuality and same-sex marriage in recent same-sex marriages. years. Indeed, it has been a slipThis departure from con- pery slope from contraception ventional social mores and tra- to same-sex marriage. The ditional Christian teachings sexual revolution began in the United States and was followed by many counTurn to page 14

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A Journey Through Cancer

Dreams

Wedding at the Lake

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t was my first time to witness a wedding at the lake and also my first time to visit the famous Balanan Lake which the late Governor and Congressman Emilio Macias had given much attention when he was still alive. My husband Andrew and I were   standing at the edge of the elevated portion of the lake looking at the panoramic expanse of the exquisite beauty of nature and felt like we were staring into one of God’s masterpieces. The green hills and mountains surrounding the lake seemed untouched except for small patches of cornfields which were beginning to encroach on the pristine forest. Few meters from the lakeshore, the beautifully decorated raft was floating against the backdrop of the evergreen mountains. The still green waters of the 25 hectare Balanan Lake was unperturbed, except by a couple of boats, which were used in checking the final touches for the ceremony. Lake Balanan’s hotel nearby brought to the waiting groom on was filled with guests coming from the raft. The officiating minister, the southern and northern parts of Pastor Jimmy Escobar, and the Negros to attend the tying of the children with colorful wreaths on knot of Ely Salimbagat, son of their heads were looking on as the Eddie and Leticia Salimbagat, and beautiful bride disembarked from Cindy Hisona, daughter of Mr. and the boat. The light, the lake, and Mrs . Co nsta ncio and Els ie the reflection of the water enHisona.  The bride was radiant in hanced the beauty of the cerher white dress and the good-look- emony. ing groom was also in white. It The wedding was so beauwas awesome to watch the bride tiful that it inspired me to paint on board a smaller boat, who was a series of paintings from the Turn to page 17 little girl with flowers on her hair, to murals of the lake itself.

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MUFFET DOLAR VILLEGAS e-mail: blue_bell57@yahoo.com

verybody dreams. Some people dream about wealth and power. Other people dream about love and romance. Everybody dreams about something.

I have two new friends who have a very special dream; a dream that could change lives.  This dream will give area children a chance for a new future, a chance to break the chains of poverty and you could be a part of that dream. Rotary’s “Dodo” Bustamonte, DOST’s Atty. Gilbert Arbon, and former peace corp “Bud” Naifeh have been nursing this dream for over ten years.  Working with the local Rotarians, and other prominent citizens like Dr. Henry Sojor, president of NORSU, and Gregory Uymatiao, president of the non-profit TLC, they have launched a Public School Computer Literacy Project. The goal is to place computers and computer training in all our public schools. When the project is complete,

Dumaguete City will have the first public school system in the Philippines with advanced computer training for its children. The project includes a program for training teachers and a complete maintenance program to keep things running smoothly. The pilot school for this project is the North Dumaguete Elementary School in Piapi. From the lessons learned in this school, they will be able to perfect a system for the rapid implementation in all our schools. The advantages of this project are mind-blowing. Not only will our public school students gain computer skills, but they will be able to use these computer skills to enhance the learn level of all their subjects. Education is the key

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The bully pulpit

Footsteps and Fingerprints

HIS expression became famous when first used by US President Theodore Roosevelt. Initially, it had a positive meaning, as it simply meant a terrific platform from which to advocate an agenda. But now, it refers more to the undue advantage one can have because of his position, office or work to rally support for a particular view. I suppose it has reference good. They are necessary and to the Church’s elevated stand, relevant—in varying degrees, of now hardly used, where priests course—in any society. preach at Mass. Obviously, when But because of their money, priests abuse that function of power, privileges, connections, preaching the word of God, and clout, etc., plus the pressures and prefer to be demagogues or po- challenges of their position, they litical partisans, instead of being can easily get intoxicated and trigprophetic priests faithful to their ger a mechanism that arouses mission, turning their homilies their hatred, greed, lust, envy, or into harangues, complete with pure malice and lack of faith in God scolding and lecturing tones, they and a generalized skepticism toconvert the pulpit into a bully. ward everything and everyone, But the expression is now drowning in their own cynicism. more associated with public They can finance demoliofficials, politicians, media tion jobs, organize rallies and people, public relations prac- stage demonstrations, pay coltitioners, big businessmen, umnists and radio block timers, celebrities, ideologues of the hire public relations left and of the right, advocacy and cause-oriented groups. Turn to page 17 Not that these people are no

Contentment despite confusing contradictions

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JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS

ife has many confusing contradictions. We want to give our children more than the little that we had. We scrimp and save to send them to better schools, then wonder why they do not appreciate our ‘sacrifices.’ It is what we owe them, they say. We let them stay at home while in their first job, so they can save money toward their own home, then wonder why they ask for even more money because they feel they need a better wardrobe to impress their bosses. What has happened to gratitude? Why does it seem that people are less satisfied with what they have, are less contented today then when I was young? Growing up on a small farm cost me about $2,200/year. How in the rural and mountainous Ver- did I do it? I begged for a personal mont, USA, we lived a simple life. loan from my aunt, I worked a miniWe never had much, but we mum of 20 hours a week in the never lacked for what we really college library, I babysat for facneeded. When I graduated from ulty members, I ran errands, I high school, my dad, with tears worked full time during summer in his eyes, took me aside to ex- break. Did I begrudge giving up plain that he could only give me $300.00 for my college educa- my spare time and weekend tion; it was the only money he pleasures for work? No, becould spare. So, I worked my cause I knew even then that it Turn 17 way through a 2-year college that was up to me, and to no page one else, to make the best out of my life

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THE PERFECT INVESTMENT Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live only holy and godly lives… 11 Peter 3:11 evotion to God is not only the central magnetic pull to God. It is also our commitment Christians are convinced that God is great and good; it’s not that God is overpowering us and we are being dragged along, kicking and screaming against His pull. We want our lives centered on Him; we enjoy having our lives centered on Him; we are committed to God.

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command you to love each other. When the world hates you, remember it hated me before it hated you. The world would love you if you belonged to it, but you don’t. I chose you to come out of the world, and so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A servant is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally, they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you! The people of the world will hate you because you belong to me, for they don’t know God who sent me.” –– John 15:17-21

Christians will get plenty of hatred from the world; from each other we need to love and support. Do you allow small problems to get in the way of loving

Position paper on the RH bill

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et me continue sharing with you the Position Paper on the RH Bill by Christian Pro-life Resources for the Philippines 6. Contrary to claims by RH Bill proponents in Congress that abortion is not mentioned, the bill specifically mentions abortion in FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG Sec. 4 in its definition of terms: It lists as the fourth element of reproductive health care the “prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications.” You may say, but it prevents abortion, what’s wrong? But why must “management of postabortion complications” be part of reproductive health? Abortion is a crime. Why must the RH Bill specifically mention management of post-abortion complications? It specifies “abortion” as the cause of the complication. What this does is that it sets apart induced, illegal, morally wrong, criminal abortion as a procedure or cause necessitating management. Why not just make it a more general “provision of emergency obstetric care to everyone who needs it?” The very fact that abortion is specified as the cause of the complication means that the RH Bill condones abortion and gives it special treatment. Abortion is murder of the unborn baby and a grievous sin before God. It is the shedding of innocent blood. It is a crime under Philippine laws. 7. The RH bill will teach the entire nation, especially the young people, its definitions of human sexuality, sex, sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy and gender roles. They will also define contraception and abortion. In Section 4, the RH Bill defines  “Reproductive health education” as “the process of acquiring complete, accurate and relevant information on all matters relating to the reproductive system, its functions and processes and human sexuality; and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy and gender Turn to page 9

other believers? Jesus commands that you love them and he will give you the strength to do it.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Religious situation in Ayuquitan mong the recent philosophers of hermeneutics is Paul Ricoer. This Catholic thinker suggests that “our words have more than one meaning when considered outside of their use in a determinate way.” So one has to have a “sensitivity to context” in reading the text beREV. FR. ROMAN C. low: SAGUN, JR. Bien se deja comprender que un pueblo que se encuentra en tales circunstancias, que tiene actualmente 1400 cédulas con crecido número de indocumentados y mucho mayor número de infieles, como se ve por el estado que va al fin de este informe, es acreedor a que el Gobierno de la Metrópoli atienda a sus necesidades espirituales dotándole de un párroco misionero que a la vez que procure regenerar el espíritu religioso, conserve allí el espíritu patriótico. Acerca de la necesidad de que en ese pueblo haya un misionero, me ha dicho un cura párroco de esta Vicaria que conoce perfectamente el estado de sus habitantes y las circunstancias en que se encuentran que es de absoluta necesidad que en Ayuquitan haya párroco cuanto antes, ya para la buena administación espiritual de aquellos fieles y para el bautismo de infieles, ya también por lo que respecta a los intereses materiales, pues la Hacienda Pública ganaría no poco con el aumento de población que allí habría. One takes good care to comprehend that a town that finds itself in such circumstances, that has actually 1,400 individuals paying annual tribute with an increasing number that are undocumented and a greater part are infidels, as one sees this situation given in this report, it is deserving that the Metropolitan Government attends to their spiritual needs by providing a missionary pastor who simultaneously in seeking to regenerate the religious life, conserves in the area the patriotic ardour. In regard to the necessity that there be a missionary in that town, a pastor of this Vicariate who knows entirely the situation of its Turn to page 11

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You might compare this to a soldier during wartime. When the United States entered World War I and World War II, the government drafted men to fight. On one hand, it could be argued that those soldiers were on the front lanes because the government was like a giant magnet pulling them there. They had no choice. It was almost impossible to resist. But the records from the past and the testimonials of the survivors reported that they wanted to be there. They were fiercely patriotic and welcomed military service. They were even willing to die for their country. To these veterans, “patriotism” is one of the most wonderful and emotional words in their vocabulary. They believed wholeheartedly in the cause and the country. They were committed. That’s the way it is with Christians

TODAY’S

GOSPEL Matthew 14:22-33 Immediately, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were

who value godliness. Our lives are centered on God and we are committed to Him. We would die for Him because we believe God is worth of our lives. It’s far more than submitting to the power of God, although it is much like that. Godliness is like patriotism only more so— an enthusiastic and wholehearted allegiance to God. Committed Christians are convinced that nothing else really matters or lasts. God is the only permanent value to be committed to. We could also compare this to investments. If you were convinced that every other investment would fail except gold, you would commit everything you have to gold. Christians who value godliness are convinced that God is the only investment that will last, so we commit everything we have to Him. We are fully invested on God terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately, Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”

Sunday Thoughts THE QUESTION OF LOYALTY Do not urge me to leave you…where you go, I will go…Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Ruth 1:16

In a recent wedding I officiated, when I spoke of mutual loyalty of husband and wife, I quoted the words of Ruth to her mother-in-law, Naomi (both of them widowed): Do not urge me to leave you, or to turn back from You, for where you go, I will go; where you lodge I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, My God.

DR. PROCESO UDARBE

I also remembered the words of Ruth when I read the papers about a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law who have been quarreling over how the daughter-in-law’s husband’s body would be interred by cremation or by the burial of his corpse. The body had frozen for it took a long time before the court judged that the body be disposed of according to the will of the daughter-in-law. The issue demonstrates the basic problem: often the absence of mutual love and loyalty between

a “Ruth” and a “Naomi.” From this defining example, what are the characteristics of loyalty? From the story of Ruth, one truth stands out: there can be no loyalty if there is no liberty. When Naomi’s two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, died in Moab, Ruth (married Mahlon) and Orpah (to Chilion) all three (Naomi, Ruth, Orpah) became widows. This tragedy made Naomi’s heart yearn for her native Bethlehem in Judah. Her gracious care for Ruth and Orpah made them most desirous to go with Naomi. As they journeyed to Bethlehem, Naomi offered them a magnanimous selfless gift of freedom. She wanted them freed from the care of an old mother-in-law. Orpah cried as she departed for her native home in Moab. Ruth said to Naomi: Do not urge me to leave you… Where you go, I will go… Your people shall be my people. Turn to page 11


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roles. It also includes developing the necessary skills to be able to distinguish between facts and myths on sex and sexuality; and critically evaluate and discuss the moral, religious, social and cultural dimensions of related sensitive issues such as contraception and abortion.” Once again, who decides what is correct and what are facts? The bill and its proponents determine that. And once it is a law, whatever they (the proponents and the Population Commission) define these things to be, will be what is correct and anyone who teaches otherwise will be committing crimes. And once again, abortion is mentioned. Abortion has nothing to do with “responsible par-

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enthood” and “family planning”. 8. We reject the RH Bill. It will teach our children and the entire country a sex education curriculum which its proponents have formulated. The RH Bill says in Sec. 12,  “Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education.”– “Reproductive Health Education in an ageappropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers starting from Grade 5 up to Fourth Year High School….The POPCOM, in coordination with the Department of Education, shall formulate the Reproductive Health Education curriculum, which shall be common to both public and private schools and shall include related population and development concepts in addition to the following subjects and standards: Reproductive health and sexual rights; Reproductive health care and

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of David Cabanag, Sr. and Ponciana Echica Cabanag namely Fely Echica Cabanag Aguilar, Israelito Echica Cabanag, William Echica Cabanag, Adelaida Echica Cabanag, Guelos, Perla Echica Cabanag Pay, Rosie Echica Cabanag Cañete, David Echica Cabanag, Jr., Hannah Echica Cabanag Abalos, Emmanuel Echica Cabanag, Leopoldo Echica Cabanag, Heirs of Roberto Echica Cabanag Sr., and Heirs of Edgardo Echica Cabanag, had entered into an Extra-Judicial Settlement and Adjudication acknowledged before Notary Public Cesar R. Rosentes and entered on December 28, 2009 as Doc. 48, Page 10, Book III, Series of 2009 in his notarial registry. The Negros Chronicle July 31, Aug. 7 & 14, 2011

services; Attitudes, beliefs and values on sexual development, sexual behavior and sexual health; Proscription of the hazards of abortion and management of post-abortion complications; Responsible parenthood; Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health, achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies; Abstinence before marriage; Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other STIs/STDs, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and other gynecological disorders; Responsible sexuality; and Maternal, peri-natal and postnatal education, care and services.” While prevention of AIDS and STDs, abstinence before marriage and responsible parenthood are good, there is nothing good with the government teaching “Attitudes, beliefs and values on sexual development, sexual behavior and sexual health” to our children! Plus, once again, they have managed to insert “abortion” again. What will be taught about the “hazards of abortion?” Abortion is 100% fatal and 100% hazardous to the unborn baby who has been aborted! Why must “management of post-abortion com plications” be taught in sex education? 9. We reject the RH Bill because it’s really about money for contraceptive manufacturers and suppliers. The RH Bill puts into

law that contraceptives will be made into essential medicines. Sec. 10 says “Hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables, and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units.” The RH Bill only lays the groundwork for government purchases of contraceptives, including some contraceptives that are abortifacient, which we reject. 10. We reject the RH Bill because it encourages a tw o-child policy. In Sec. 16, “Ideal Fam ily Size,” it says: “The State shall assist couples, parents and individuals to achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood for sustainable development and encourage them to have two children as the ideal family size. Attaining the ideal family size is neither mandatory nor compulsory. No punitive action shall be imposed on parents having more than two children.” While it says that it is not mandatory or compulsory, it will still become a law, meaning, the law will encourage this two-child policy. If it is written in the law, it will be part of legislated health policy. Previous versions of the RH Bill (the past HB 3773) even had a provision that governm ent scholarships will only be extended to the first two children in a family. Surprisingly, it is no longer in the present bill. But what if this is put into the implementing rules and regulations? And people who will have large families will be stigmatized even if they are not punished. Whatever is good in the bill is already legal and is being done. Yes, women who aborted/killed their children must not be refused emergency obstetric care. But RA 8344 already penalizes the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases. Women who have aborted/ killed their babies are already given emergency obstetric care through this act. HIV-AIDS programs are already in place through RA 8504, the “Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998.” The RH Bill tries to encompass so many health issues under it such that people who reject the RH Bill are viewed as antiwomen, anti-health, anti-HIV prevention and anti-development. But now, we have shown you what is definitely worth rejecting in the RH Bil --it is the hidden agenda tucked into the RH Bill, the oppressive nature of the bill toward those who reject it, the values it undermines, and the questionable “values” it will try to teach.

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SILLIMAN UNVERSITY

Bouncing Checks Batas Pambansa Blg 22 1. In what ways BP Blg 22 may be violated? BP 22 may be violated in two ways: a) By making or drawing and issuing any check to apply on account or for value, knowing at the time of issue that he does not have sufficient funds in credit with the drawee bank for the payment of such check in full upon its presentment, which check is subsequently dishonored by the drawee bank for insufficiency of funds or credit or would have been dishonored for the same reason had not the drawer, without any valid reason, ordered the bak to stop payment. b) Having sufficient funds in or credit with the drawee bank when he makes or draws and issues a check, by failing to keep sufficient funds or to maintain a credit to cover the full amount of the check if presented within a period of ninety (90) days from the date appearing thereon, for which reason it is dishonored by the drawee bank. 2. Is deceit an element in violating BP Blg 22? No. It is an element under estafa and not under BP Blg. 22. 3. Does mere issuance of check knowing that it does not have sufficient funds in or credit with the drawee bank constitutes a violation of the said law? Yes. The gravamen of BP 22 is the issuance of check. The law has made the mere act of issuing a bum check a prohibited act (malum prohibitum). However, the said law requires that the person who made or drew the check knew at the time of the issue that he did not have sufficient funds in or credit with the drawee bank for the payment of such check in full upon its presentment. 4. What is notice of dishonor or refusal? Notice of dishonor is a notice in writing, informing the drawer of the fact that her checks were dishonored and gives her five working days within which to make arrangements of payment of said checks. The lack of written notice of dishonor is fatal, such that absence of it will not hold the drawer liable under the law. 5. What is the policy of the Supreme Court on the matter of imposition of penalties for violation of BP Blg 22? Section 1 of BP Blg 22 imposes the penalty of imprisonment of not less than 30 days but not more than one year OR a fine of not less than but not more than double the amount of the check, which fine shall not exceed P200,000.00, OR both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. 6. May the drawer who has acquitted or convicted under the Revised Penal Code (RPC) for estafa be prosecuted under BP Blg 22? Yes. While BP Blg 22 requires the drawee’s knowledge of lack or insufficiency of funds in the drawee bank at the time of the issuance of the check, the RPC does not require such knowledge. Hence, the acquittal or conviction of the drawer under the RPC is not a bar to prosecution or conviction under BP Blg. 22. (IHRA FAITH MAGNA, CONTRIBUTOR)


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Arnaiz backs ...

the CIVIC circle From page 16

BY: DEMS DEMECILLO BLAS LIBATON

IBP vice-pres shot dead (From page 1)

at Don Bosco, with wife Gina, after a short stop at his law office for a quick meeting with a client, turned out to be his last when IBP Chapter Vice- President Atty. Archer Baldwin Ricardo Martinez, 48, was fatally shot thrice in the chest, just as he sat down his office table last Friday past 11am. The lone gunman assassin who was wearing a darkcolored ball cap.was apparently waiting for him near his office at Leq Tak building located at corner San Jose and Maria Cristina streets on or about 11:10 in the morning. As of deadline yesterday, no specific suspect was cited although there are a line of possibi liti es. P olice chief Capt. Eddie Oira and assigned investigator Insp. Macasilhig are doing a process of elimination as to which case Martinez was handling that could have triggered the murder. The suspect shot Atty. Martinez three times in the abdomen. He was rushed to the nearby Holy Child Hospital by his secretary, Vincenzo Galera, together with Archer’s wife, Gina, where doctors des-

perately fought for life to revive the victim, but in vain. Archer succumbed past 2pm. Atty. Martinez just turned 48 last August 3. He was a past president of the Rotary Club South, and a law professor at Foundation University. He finished his pre-law in Ateneo de Manila and law school at Silliman University in 1989. Recovered from the crime scene were three spent shells of Cal. 45 pistol. Martinez just came  from their residence together with his wife, Gina, who waited for him at the boutique at the ground floor of the building while the former went directly to his office at Rm 205. Accordi ng t o At ty. Cynthia Sulit -Portugaleza, who was in the adjacent cubicle of the law office, she was busy attending to a client when three successive shots rang out, prompting them to drop to the floor and hide themselves, not knowing that the shots were fired from the cubicle next to hers. Portugaleza said that the suspect casually walked out of the office and her secretary thought the sound was caused by a broken lamp.

Computer competency for poor children in Dumaguete City

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ATTY. ARCHER MARTINEZ Vincenzo Galera, secretary of Atty. Martinez, said that they were still at the groundfloor when he was told by Martinez to deliver some documents to the other building.   Few  minutes later,  he received a call informing him that Martinez was shot inside the office. When he came back, Martinez was already bathed in his own blood in the arms of his wife who was just at the boutique when he was shot. With the help of the To page 19

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there is probable cause to file the case in court. Conscious of the traumatic experience of the child survivor, the fiscal vowed he will conduct the questioning in the most careful and sensitive manner. (By Dems Demecillo)

13 high-end phones stolen at Robinsons hirteen high-end mobile phones and iPods with a collective value of roughly P215,000.00 were stolen by unknown suspects inside Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Thursday morning.

Store minders of two cellular shops reported to the police that the theft incidents were discovered nearly an hour apart and the suspects are believed to

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ifty desktop P4 Dell computer units that arrived April 9, 2011 in Dumaguete City from Dallas, Texas through the Cebu port were delivered to the North City Elementary School where a virtual lab will be established for the use of elementary school children. The shipment is a result of a Matching Grant by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International through the joint efforts of two partner Rotary Clubs. After clearing Cebu Customs, the units were delivered courtesy of Matiao Transport Corporation, headed by PVP Wilkie Matiao. A soft opening is scheduled this Friday, August 5, 2011 until the systems are perfected and teacher training is completed.

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BY LELE MARTINEZ (Civic clubs and organizations are welcome to submit their articles and pictures about their services and activities. It is free of charge. Deadline for submission is Wednesday. You may send by email to: dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com – EDITOR)

be the same group, which robbed the first store. Cell Works Digital lost ten cellular To page 17

PD exhorted to abort killings, gambling Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas (left) is under intense exhortation from politicians of various stripes to deliver convincing results not only in the war against illegal drugs and illegal gambling, but also to search, probe and incarcerate lawless armed groups and guns-for-hire reportedly doing the biddings of some influential people in the province.

Two views computer lab, tables with computer screens and the CPU located below each Monitor. MG3422 & MG3424 Matching Grants are international cooperation vehicles for projects under the Rotary Foundation of the Rotary International system of funding. The grant is a joint undertaking between the h ost RC o f Du magu ete So uth, Philipp in es RD 3860 and  the  international sponsor RC of Park Cities Dallas, USA RD 5800. Responsibility for the completion of the project falls on P. Alfredo B. Bustamante III of th e lo cal clu b an d Ro t. Badieh Naifeh of the Dallas Club. Approved and funded at US33780, the grant, MG 72730, was awarded the two clubs in May 10, 2010 in a letter f ro m Ms. Jann a Glucksman, Grant Coordinator, Humanitarian Grant Staff of the Rotary Foundation h eadq uarter ed in Evanston, Illinois, USA. This  Matching Grant application was submitted by Pres. Alfredo Bustamante III, RY 2009-10, during the start of his presidency in July 3, 2009.and approved by PD3860 Gov. An to nio Visitacion to provide funding

for computer-aided education for the 14,000 elementary school children of the Dumaguete City elementary school system.  Earlier  in  2005,   the Rotary Club of Dumaguete So uth, Philipp in e D3860 initiated  the  same project to create a corporation registered as Training Little Cyber-Learners, Inc.  (TLC) with the same objectives with the use of old discarded computer models sourced from domestic businesses. Th e p urp ose of th is project is to promote computer literacy for impoverished children in Dumaguete City, targeting public school students from Grades 1 to 6. Both rotary clubs in Dallas, Texas and in Dumaguete City, Philippines are committed to provide access to technology and providing knowledge on IT to the disadvantaged you ths, hoping to break the cycle of poverty through better education. Bud Naifeh spearheaded the  project  in 2007 with a group of educators and businessmen in

Du maguete City, amo ng them, Silliman University president Dr. Ben Malayang II, NORSU president Dr. Henry Sojor, Engr. Gregorio Uymatiao , Jr. an d no w Mayor Manuel “Chiquiting” Sagarbarria. In the new installation, legal help from Atty. Gilbert Arbon, the Dumaguete chief of the Department of Technology and Communications and technical guidance from Pro f. Randy Band iola, a computer educator. A MOA grantin g the Dumaguete DepEd under Dr. Ramir Uytico, City Director, was signed between all cooperators, donating the lab components to the City Division with premises as to tr aining, o peratio n, and maintenance of the lab. A new shipment of 169 units has arrived July 25, 2011 for further installation into other elementary schools in Dumaguete City as soon as the systems at the first cyberlabs are perfected. (D. Bustamante)

La Lib. ...

Ceres ...

that for humanitarian considerations, the company should schedule more bus trips when needed so as to provide relief to weary commuters on their way home after a daylong work, rather than just allow them to pack like sardines yet still paying the same, if not higher, fares. The riding public urges the Vallacar Transit to issue adequate information citing the provisions of law or memorandum from concerned government agencies sanctioning the fare rates to avoid confusion and periodic quarrels between their bus collectors and passengers.

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are taking place and was subjected to a search confirming the complaints of her neighbors. Meanwhile, some 150 families in Barangays San Miguel and Malabugas are being readied for evacuation after the officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources found their areas to be in danger of flooding and landslides. However, their evacuation has been put on hold while

They are also asking for the company to explain why those passengers who are standing and much inconvenienced are bill ed t he same amount of fare like those who are sitting comfortably. The concerned passengers insist

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Around Negros BY DEMS DEMECILLO

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FLORENCE BAESA

LP Remollo’s loss; Chiquiting’s gain

The parting came so soon for Remollo and Maquiling. The former city vice-mayor complains of the lack of financial means to keep his protest alive.

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iting deficient logistics and the need for him to “move on,” former Vice-Mayor and Liberal Party mayoral candidate Woodrow Maquiling has decided to withdraw his electoral protest against Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel “Chiquiting” Sagarbarria. The former popular city vice-mayor lost to Sagarbarria by a mere 50 votes amid accusations of irregularities. The electoral protest has remained unre-

solved to this date and Maquiling has complained of how much it is costing him to keep the protest alive. To page 15

La Lib treasurer hunting stopped

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cting on orders by La Libertad Mayor Lawrence Limkaichong, policemen headed by the town’s Chief-of-Police Sr. Insp. Errol Besario halted the excavation by a family inside its private compound.

Apparently, the family was digging for treasure, but their neighbors raised objections after their water supply was adversely affected by the continued activity.

Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas identified Edna Libo-on as the owner of the compound where the diggings

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eeved Ceres Bus Liner passengers are asking the officials from the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board and the Land Transportation Office to explain how the company Vallacar Transit is allowed to collect P20.00 as minimum fare regardless of your destination especially during rush hours.

It gets worse during night trips when Ceres buses plying the northern route collects nearly double the regular fare and the Tanjay-bound buses

collecting P31.00 fare regardless whether your destination is just Dumaguete-Sibulan.

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Consumers brace for higher NORECO bills NORECO 2 bills will be higher starting July after the cooperative has been authorized to impose new rates at P10.18 per kilowatt hour for residential and P9.63 per kilowatt hour for commercial consumers. The old rate was P8 per kilowatt hour. Photo shows Chairman of the Board of Directors James Fontelo (right) in a huddle with Congressmen Pryde Henry Teves and George Arnaiz during the recent signing of a multi-million deal with electric power supplier Green Core Geo ther mal, Inc orpo rate d, which also resulted in another round of rate adjustments.

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

Parkinson’s disease “We classify disease as error, which nothing but truth or mind can heal.” – Mary Baker Eddy arkinsonism is a relatively common disease that affects generally the elderly. The late Pope Paul II suffered from it. A number of Filipinos are victimized by this neurological disorder. Parkinson’s disease is mask-like face; walking (gait) believed to be caused by a disturbance (e.g. the person chemical imbalance in the has trouble stopping an action brain – as shown by a low once it has been initiated); and level of a neurotransmitter dementia ensues as shown by called dopamine – a chemi- memory loss. About 50% of cal used in transmitting patients with Parkinson’s disnerve impulses and respon- ease suffer from depression; sible for rapid smooth move- other symptoms include dements of the limbs. creased blinking, a stooped The classical symptoms posture and increased salivaare: tremors (shaking), espe- tion (drooling of saliva). cially of the hands and fingers at rest; stiffness of the Treatment modalities: limbs as shown by the “cog• The doctor prescribes wheel rigidity” (occurring levodopa to help the brain when the arm is pulled manufacture more of its own straight from a flexed posi- dopamine, coupled with drugs tion, the arm moves in a known as anticholinergics to jerky fashion as if control- reduce tremors, rigidity and led by a ratchet like that d ro olin g – (e.g. found in a cogwheel); there Bromocriptine). is difficulty initiating and the • Help the patient funcslowing of movements; a tion normally as possible: A

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inhabitants as the circumstances they are in, has told me about the absolute necessity of having a pastor in Ayuquitan just like in times past, ultimately for the good spiritual administration of those faithful and for baptism of the infidels, and finally, in addition to that which pertains to material concerns, surely the Public Treasury might make not a small gain with the rise of the population that might grow there. He querido, Excmo. Sr. detenerme un poco en lo que atañe al pueblo de Ayuquitan porque lo he creído un deber casi de justicia, puesto que un pueblo que tiene su Tribunal municipal, lo lógico es que tenga también su Cura párroco; no es que quiera dar a entender con eso que las demás misiones propuestas sean de menor necesidad, muy al contrario, todas ellas se encuentran a mayor distancia de la matriz, y los caminos, donde los hay, en muchísimo peor estado; de consiguiente, si consideradas bajo el respecto de núcleo de población reunida no son tan importantes, pesadas todas las demás circunstancias de distancia y malísimas comunicaciones, se ve que la necesidad es mucho mayor PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You, who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me, and who are in all instances of my life with me. In this short dialogue, I want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. Amen. (Pray this prayer 9 times for 3 consecutive days. Ask for 3 favors or wishes from the Holy Spirit as intention for this prayer. Your favors will be granted no matter how difficult.) Promise to publish this prayer as soon as your favors will be granted.)/ A.P.V.

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry

program of regular exercise (physical therapy); the use of wheel chair or walker, a nutritious diet rich in high fiber foods to combat constipation and other needed B-complex vitamins and other deficiencies. • May join a support group, if there are any, or encourage the help of family and friends for emotional support, and most importantly is to prepare his spiritual health (soul) for the inevitable Final Exit from this sinful world.

puesto que es imposible que el Párroco las atienda como se debe. Your beloved Excellency, I have to dwell a little bit in that which pertains to the town of Ayuquitan because I have gone to believe it is only just and right, given that a town with a municipal building, logically it may also have its parish priest; it is not the wish to give the impression that the other mission areas proposed may be in lesser need of, very much on the contrary, all of them are located at a great distance from the mother church, and the roads, wherever there are any, are in very bad condition; consequently, if considering the town center as linked to the fringes is not that important, taking into account all the circumstances of distance and very poor communications, one sees that there’s the very great necessity because it is impossible for the Pastor to serve them as he ought. (More next week)

And your God, my God. Naomi and Ruth went on and settled in Bethlehem. Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi was rewarded with the respect and love of the people of Bethlehem. There followed for Ruth a tender love affair and marriage to Boaz, a wealthy farmer and relative of Ruth’s husband. The fruit of the marriage was a son named Obed, who became the grandfather of King David. You see, my friends, Ruth’s loyalty was pure because she was also given liberty of choice. Loyalty and liberty are Siamese twins. It has been demonstrated over and over again that loyalty that has been forced is not dependable. You see, loyalty and liberty must go together like Siamese twins. (To be continued)

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O, Holy St. Jude, the apostle and martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle, near kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you, I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition. (Make your request). . . . In return, I promise to make your name known and cause your name to be invoked, St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days. On the eight day, your prayers will be answered, for this novena has been never known to fail. Please don’t forget to publish this once your petition is granted./APV.

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P.E.P. (People, Events, Places)

NORSU In-House Review eaching without research is boring; research without extension is dangerous.” Such was the thoughtprovoking premise of the three-pronged function of an academic institution posed by Dr. Henry A. Sojor, president of the Negros Oriental State University System, as the only state university in the province held its annual Agency In-House Review of researches done by its faculty in the categories of the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and education, as well as in agriculture, forestry, environment, and natural resources. This was held last Friday, July 29 at the Audio-Visual Room of the newly inaugurated building of the College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Sciences, which also houses the University Board Room for meetings of its Board of Regents, office of the board secretary, a function room, and guest rooms for laboratory purposes of the College of Hospitality Management. The review, spearheaded by the Office of Planning, Research, Extension, and International publication, not to mention the Linkages (PREXIL), headed by clarity of the oral presentation its vice-president Dr. Peter T. including stage presence and Dayot, yielded a total of 10 re- the quality of response to insearches in both categories for quiries. The three best papers this year. In consideration of the in each category garnering ratresearch function mandated by ings not lower than 85 percent its Charter, Republic Act 9299, were awarded cash prizes and NORSU encourages all its quali- plaques. fied personnel to foster cuttingFor the first category, the best edge research and/or develop- paper was “Conceptions on ment in their areas of specializa- Force and Gravity Among Gradution in the arts, sciences, tech- ating Seniors of Negros Oriental nology, education, and in many State University in School Year other disciplines within their ca- 2010-2011” by Dr. Peter Dayot, pabilities. Pursuant to this, the Engr. Mae Manahon, and university takes full responsibil- Resurreccion Cepe. Second best ity in conducting a periodic re- paper was “Weak Roman Domiview, evaluation, and assessment of all research initiatives of the faculty to ensure standard quality. The researches were evaluated according to the attainment of their objectives, adherence to approved methodology, and worthiness for

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JUST BEFORE DEADLINE P10M unliquidated Zubiri resignation MDC e-ComTech prog among city officials get praises here sets extension services

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nliquidated cash advances of previous officials and employees of the city government of Dumaguete has reached more or less P10 million, according to records of the city treasurer’s office.

This was confirmed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, as he directed another employee to account for the expenses incurred during the Sinulog in Cebu in January this year. C ity administra tor William Ablong made the cash advance of P240,000 for the city tourism office and the cheque was encashed by city touris m office r Andre Tumulak. Howe ver, until today, there seems to be a problem on Tumulak in gathering the receipts, the mayor hinted. He directed Tumulak to liquidate the expenses or return the amount that don’t have corresponding receipts. The P240,000 was allotted for the Sinulog contingent of the city during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and Tumulak, along with the purcha ser, Andres Dago-oc, are in charge of the marketing of goods for the contingent.

In an interview, Tumulak admitted some lapses in keeping the receipts and that some of them may have been lost. Ablong, on the other hand, wanted to clear his name on the issue because it was him who made the cash advance. He submitted affidavits and other supporting documents to the city mayor’s office to prove that he did not keep any centavo of the amount. A committee tasked to look into unliquidated cash advances is expected to be formed. As to other unliquidated cash advances of previous officials and employees, Sagarbarria said that the city is continuously sending them letters for collection. Others have made partial payments already, the mayor said//jg

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enator Miguel Zubiri’s resignation has gotten the praise of local officials and civilians alike in Negros Oriental.

Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria said that Zubiri is an avid supporter of city development programs and projects. Aside from the P1 million it has extended to the city, Zubiri  has promised an additional  P2 million from his pork  barrel funds for the city’s boardwalk project. Sagarbarria said that it was not easy for Zubiri to give up a very prestigious position and that he was mature enough to reach that decision and will surely be remembered as the first official of the land who tendered his resignation. For his friend since high school up to college, 3rd Dist. Rep. Pryde Henry Teves said “my hats off to Migs.” Both Teves and Zubirri are co-authors of the Arnis law. He said that the senator’s martial arts discipline is shown in this event of his life. Zubiri knows how to stand on his principles and “I’m sure he will be

Camella Dumaguete hosts ‘1st Camella Airsoft Challenge’

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e will repair computers owned by our partner public schools in the province for free. This is the essence of the e-ComTech Extension Services Program,” emphasized Dr. Delma P. Manila, president of Metro Dumaguete College (MDC).

given another chance in public service. If I was on his shoes, I will do the same,” the 3rd district solon said. On the other hand, 1s t Dist. Rep . Jo celyn Limk aich on g co nsid er s Zubiri’s action as a graceful exit, not only as an honorable way of leaving the Senate but as a brilliant move for his part. She said that Zubiri can come back in 2013 and has all the possibilities of winning. “I could also probably do the same if placed in a similar footing,” the lady solon said. For his part, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo said that it was a heroic act of the senator that paved the way for the investigation of the alleged election fraud in 2004 and 2007. He said that it is not easy for anybody to resign from the 3rd highest position in government//.jg

MDC, through its Technical Vocational Department, will conduct compu ter troubleshooting, programming and networking free of charge. Dr. Manila said that Friday’s signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) marks the implementation of the extension program in selected public schools in the three congressional districts of province of Negros Oriental starting this school year. These public schools are located in Dumaguete City and the municipalities of Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan, Pamplona and Mabinay in the second district; and Dauin and Basay in the third district. She added that the extension program is implemented together with the offices of Representatives George P. Arnaiz and Henry Pryde Teves of the second and third congressional districts of the province, respectively; Technical Education and

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From page 2 requirement of the monkeys, and has become a problem to adjacent farms. 3rd Dist Rep Pryde Henry Teves has confirmed that these wild monkeys have caused destruction to adjacent farm

Limkaichong said that if everyone would be paralyzed by fear, then violence perpetuated by powerful persons in the province will continue unabated; however, she is confident that eventually, all illegal acts will be halted Tev es, Ro telio Lu mjod , soon. Edmund Dy, Melliemoore Saycon, Alanano and Angelo Teves. Absent during ThursFrom page 2 day’s regular session were Board Members Jessica Board Members Peve Ligan, Villanueva, SK Federation Erwin Macias and Georgita Pr esid en t Scott Wayn e Martinez. Husain, Liland Estacion and Meanwhile, Governor Saleto Erames also reminded Roel Ragay Degamo dethe majority that the funds plored the continued delay in are needed badly for the the approval of the P1.1 milwages of employees, project lion pork barrel allocations charges, and purchase of for each Board Member as a medicines. burden for every constituent Pressing the “all for one, seeking government aid and one for all” stand are major- Capitol employees who have ity board members Arnie yet to receive their wages.

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ESPITE heavy rains, ten teams from Cebu, Bohol and other areas in Negros Oriental were gathered in Dumaguete City for the recently held 1st Camella Airsoft Challenge. (foto above). Dubbed as “Camella Invasion,” the airsoft competition was held at the Camella Dumaguete site along Palinpinon Road, Dumaguete City. Many airsoft enthusiasts have registered to take on the challenge despite the unfriendly weather. Geared up and armed with their airsoft assault rifles, the 10 members of each team

relived a part their childhood — playing baril-barilan — with tactics and sophisticated weapons this time. The top plum was gained by the EDEA team. Hundreds of spectators also crowded the Camella site for the event. It was also the people’s chance to check out the full-swing developments of the first class subdivision. The airsoft challenge was an opportunity made possible by Camella to give everyone the chance to utilize the site for recreation before it becomes fully developed with concrete roads, underground

drainage system, housing units and amenities for future homeowners to truly enjoy. The construction of the model houses, which will be launched in September this year, is ongoing. The developing Camella site aims to give the pe ople in Dumaguete City a better feel of what a best home is. Outright cash discounts and freebies were given to buyers who grabbed the chance to reserve units during the airsoft challenge. The winning team of the Camella Airsoft Challenge,

meanwhile, received gift packs and plaques of recognition. Camella is a subsidiary of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. and it has already built more than 250,000 homes in 21 other key provincial destinations and 48 cities and municipalities, while aggressively expanding to other re gions. Log on to www.camella.com.ph or call Camella Dumaguete at landline no. (035) 421-0911 or send your e -mail to vismin@camella.com.ph, or log on to www.camella.com.ph.

Skills Development Authority (TESDA); and the mayors of Dumaguete City and selected municipalities in the Division of Negros Oriental. To ensure the continuity and sustainability of the program, TESDA ad the office of the two congressmen will recruit and finance scholars from the identified cities and municipal ities and have t hem trained at MDC, Dr. Manila said. The scholars will train in Computer Hardware Servicing. MDS, as a computerbased, non-stock, non-profit higher education institution, offers both degree and TESDAregistered short-term courses. It is one of t he recognized TESDA private school training and assessment centers, especially in Computer Hardware Servicing. It is also host to many TESDA and congressfunded and government scholars in Computer Technology.

lots prompting farm owners to shoot and kill them. These monkeys feed on young corn and bananas that are planted outside of the wildlife sanctuary. He suggested to limit their number or transfer some of them to other forests outside of the sanctuary. The village chief also reported hunting expeditions of persons from the lowlands with the use of an improvised shotgun, locally known as alco-gun, with marbles as ammunition/.jg

An exasperated Saleto Erames threatened to resign from his Chairmanship of the Committee on Rules if the majority refuses to give Degamo the chance to govern the province sans politicking.

Mr. “Ayagan” Dony Cornelia, 74

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artial law-baby public affairs radio program host Dony Cornelia has succumbed to a lingering ailment last August 2 whose remains were interred yesterday at the Bagacay Cemetery. He was 74. His program was called “Ayagan” at DYWC, and later evo lv ed as “Kalanrakas,” which preceded other public affairs programs in various radio stations here. The baritone voice of this talk show host in the 80s was heard daily on DYWC AM radio under the vision of seeking justice and fairness. Walking a fine line between political factions, he sought to inform, enlighten and entertain. In addition, he served

the community for a brief time as Barangay Captain of Junob . Dony, in the millennium year 2000, had a stroke and decided to retire from the work and the city he loved. He became almost a recluse on a beach near Siaton until son Chedy convinced him to come home. In later years, he suffered Alzheimer’s, but he never forgot the city he loved. Often, he would sneak out of the house and try to walk to town.

DONY CORNELIA Mer cifu lly, Don y passed away peacefully in his sleep. {by Kojak)


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Reasons ... (From page 6) (Romero)

of the sixties has certainly been followed up by the steady erosion of moral values in subsequent decades. Today, there are approximately 115,000 abortions a day or 42 million babies killed inside the womb annually. This is a casualty rate exceeding that of all the wars in the last two centuries. What could be the underlying causes for the above? Obviously, it is the loss of faith and the sense of sin. This is dramatically demonstrated in the drop in religious observance, especially in developed countries. As chief of mission in Italy in the nineties, I used to observe that in most churches in Rome, there were as many Filipinos at mass as Italians, meaning to say that there were many dropouts among the natives from church services. Empirical data will show that there is a strict correlation between increasing secularization, especially in Europe and the United States, and dropping birth rates. In Western Europe, weekly church attendance is only 5% and the birthrate at 1.5% , well below a replacement level birth rate which is 2.1% . In the US, where churchgoing has dropped by half, the birth rate is 2.06% which is slightly below the replacement level. It would seem therefore that empty churches equal empty cradles! To the neo-Malthusians and anti-natalists, empty cradles must be good news. How come therefore that the countries with falling birth rates like the countries above are in a state of panic? Simply because the scourge of the “grey dawn,” a demographic state characterized by old folks outnumbering the young ones, has serious consequences on economic productivity and social security. One can imagine the problems spawned by a society where each wage earner has to support two or more old folks as is now happening in countries like Japan. It can be recalled that Japan conquered the world economy in the thirties because of an abundance of highly trained young people in industry. Today, Japan has lost this competitive age with almost half of its population retired or retirable. And what about markets? There will be few marriages and fewer children who will buy houses, cars and groceries. Old people prefer to stay at home and keep to themselves. If the Philippines today is still growing at a decent 5-7% growth, this economic expansion is sup-

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obligations ranging from P10.9M to P499 thousand. Documentation was patchy in many claims. Thus, the illegal became the standard. Of P2.4B worth of checks issued, P1.86B were disbursed as cash advances by Provincial Treasurer Osmeña Bandila and Cashier Tonina Balono. They liquidated only P1.79B. Bandila ca sh h oldi ngs cres ted at P296.9M. “Cash advances is a common and normal practice,” Bandila told COA. Claimants want payments in cash due to conflicts. Where the unthinkable became the standard, the 47 instances when Bandila’s cash holdings breached fidelity bond levels no longer mattered. “On July 31, 2009, I was ma de t o ca sh a dvan ce P31,220,389.14 by my superior,” Cashier Balono explained. “This extraordinarily large amount, I was informed, will be used to pay unpaid salaries for the now defunct province of Shariff Kabunsuan.” Thus, the illicit became routine.   Al-Razel Abudallh, Alfaizar Abdurjai and Amirili Enok encashed 41  percent  of  ARMM checks, payable to 89 suppliers and local government units. Sixty nine checks, payable to 14 suppliers, were deposited to two common bank accounts.  Of 6,982 checks issued by the public works agency, only 1,241 checks were submitted to the auditors. About 41 percent were encashed by Abudallh, Abdurjai and Enok for interlocking construction firms. ARMM claimed it had no authority to question the Special Power of Attorney that Abdullah, Abdurjai and Enok held. And so, the prohibited became the standard.  ported by the demand for goods and services by an expanding population with a rising middle class that now supports the growth of urban areas from Aparri to Jolo. Check out the malls! The Diaspora, which admittedly has social costs, is driven by the “middle-age spread” in the demographic profile – the demographic dividend in the language of the economists, not always appreciated by the layman, the victim of foreign propaganda. For those pinning the blame on the Philippine birth rate (which incidentally is trending towards replacement levels) for the level of poverty in this country, please watch the Senate corruption hearings to find out how much money could be made available for health, education and welfare. Alternatively find out how much money is spent on elections every three years. Is the RH Bill a solution? For what? As far as we can see, it is based on wrong economic premises that carry the right prescription for a demographic disaster now afflicting developed countries. It is a matuwid na daan leading us downhill!


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DUMAGUETE CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Cor. Cervantes & Dr. V. Locsin Sts., Dumaguete City

STATEMENT OF CONDITION As of June 30, 2011

AS S E T S

AMOUNT

Cash and Cash Items Due from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Due from Other Banks Financial Assets at Fair Value through Profit or Loss Available-for-Sale Financial Assets-Net Held-to-Maturity (HTM) Financial Assets-Net Unquoted Debt Securities Classified as Loans-Net Investments in Non-Marketable Equity Security-Net ‘Loans and Receivables Loans to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Interbank Loans Receivable Loans and Receivables – Others Loans and Receivables Arising from RA/CA/PR/SLB General Loan Loss Provision Other Financial Assets Equity Investment in Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Ventures-Nets (Net) Bank Premises, Furniture, Fixture and Equipment-Net Real and Other Properties Acquired-Net Non-Current Assets Held for Sale Other Assets-Net Due from Head Office/Branches/Agencies Philippine branch of a foreign bank) TOTAL ASSETS

P 6,222.512.46 217,464.220.05 287,007,631.49 5,253,467.71 147,748,804.20 327,950,148.81 330,636,148.81 2,686,000.00 24,344,458.90 2,396,107.66 37,907,173.10 23,059,837.07 4,567,922.80 22,299,026.86 —————————— P 1,106,221,311.11 ==================

L I A B IL I T I ES Financial Liabilities at Fair Value through Profit or Loss Deposit Liabilities Due to Other Banks Bills Payable a) BSP (Rediscounting and Other Advances) b) Interbank Loans Payable c) Other Deposit Substitute d) Others Bonds Payable-Net Unsecured Subordinated Debt-Net Redeemable Preferred Shares Special Time Deposit Due to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Other Financial Liabilities Other Liabilities Due to Head Office/Branches/Agencies (Philippine branch of a foreign bank)

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————————P 911,567,643.86 ————————-

TOTAL LIABILITIES STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Capital Stock Other Capital Accounts Retained Earnings Assigned Capital

898,903,396.44 449,473.69 449,473.69 411,635.49 2,702,101.39 9,101,036.85

P 86,784,550.00 5,207,521.05 102,661,596.20 ———————— P 194,653,667.25 ———————— P 1,106,221,311.11 ==============

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS Guarantees Issued Financial Standby Letters of Credit Performance Standby Letters of Credit Commercial Letters of Credit Trade Related Guarantees Commitments Spot Foreign Exchange Contracts Securities Held Under Custodianship by Bank Proper Trust Department Accounts a) Trust and Agency Accounts b) Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) c) Other Trust and Fiduciary Accounts Derivatives Others

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55,239.80 ------------------------P 55,239.80 ==============

TOTAL CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS

Shootists group reap honors at competition

DCDB BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULIO O. SY, SR. Chairman And Predident GILBERT PAUL L. UYMATIAO Treasurer and Director SILVESTRE H. SUNG Director RODRIGO G. DIAZ Director LAWRENCE D. LIMKAICHONG, JR. Director NICOLAS S. RAMAS-UYPITCHING Director SUSANO O. SY Director CHRISTOPHER A. BELL-KNIGHT Director ALVIN Y. TAN UNJO Director GREGORIO L. UYMATIAO JR. Director DANFORD S. SY Director DIRKIE Y. PALMA Corporate Secretary EDGAR L. CALINAWAGAN Executive Vice-President The Negros Chronicle August 7, 2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) P 25,425,135.11 Ratio of Non-Performing Loans to Total Loan Portfolio (NPL to TLP) 7.43% Classified Loans & Other Risk Assets 204,759,000.00 Specific provision for loan losses 11,782,120.80 Return on Equity (ROE) 18.83% DOSRI loans and receivables 24,385,891.54 Past due DOSRI loans and receivables 0.00 Ratio of Past due DOSRI loans and receivables to TLP 0.00 Compliance with Magna Carta – 10% for Small and Medium Enterprises 0.00 a) 8% Small Enterprises 19.31% b) 2% for Medium Enterprises 14.46% Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) on Solo basis, under Cir. No. 538 or 0.00 Cir. No. 688, as applicable a) Total CAR 22.71% b) TIER 1CAR 22.37% deferred Charges Not Yet Written Down Unbooked Allowance for Probable Losses on Financial Instruments Received DCDB’s Affiliate: RB Sibulan Total Resources P27,819,466.59 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) DUMAGUETE CITY ) S.S. I/We, Gilbert Paul L. Uymatiao and Edgar L. Calinawagan of the above-mentioned bank do solemnly swear, that all matters set forth in the above statement of condition are true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) GILBERT PAUL L. UYMATIAO and (Sgd.) EDGAR L. CALINAWAGAN Treasurer Executive Vice-President SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 1st day of August, 2011 at Dumaguete City, Philippines affiants exhibiting to me his/their Residence Certificate No. 15706303 issued at Dumaguete City on April 1, 2011 and Residence Certificate No. 08742477 issued at Dumaguete City on January 27, 2011. (Sgd.) ATTY. DIRKIE Y. PALMA NOTARY PUBLIC

Doc. No. 319 Page No. 63 Book No. XVIII Series of 2011

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he Dumaguete Shootists Association, in cooperation with the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, recently concluded the 7 PD.3G Shooting Competition, a PPSA Level Match I, which had 68 trophies at stake. This is a 3-gun match, mostly for pistols and 2 sidelights for rifles and shotguns. The handgun match was participated in by 191 shooters, 51 in the rifle, and 35 in the shotgun matches, totaling to 277 shooters. This is by far the largest attended match held at the DSA Shooting Range in Loo c, Sibulan in the h istor y of the Dumaguete Shootists Association. Listed below are the match results. Pistol Match: Open Aggregate Champion – JP Amadora Open Lady Champion – Macy Solon Standard Aggregate Champion – Michael Arada Standard Lawman Champion – Adonis Rosales Standard Junior Champion – Ivan Rivera Standard Senior Champion – Ernesto Dy Standard Super Senior Champion – Joel Chua Standard Range Officer Champion – Jomar dela Torre Standard Single Stack Champion – Miro Mediodia Standard Single Stack Lawman Champion – P/Supt. Renato Dugan Standard Single RO Champion – Mark Arada Revolver Aggregate Champion – Christopher Panes Revolver Lawman Champion – Christopher Panes Production Aggregate Champion –

Mark Ang Gobonseng Production Lawman Champion – P/ Insp. Keith Andaya Production Junior Champion – Howell Sia Production Senior Champion – Edmundo Diao Production Super Senior Champion – Roger Abugan Production Lady Champion – Mejora Pangilinan Production RO Champion – PO3 Ferdinand Abecia Team Lawman Visitor Champion – MAR-Q Team PRO7 Team Lawman Negros Oriental – SWAT NOPPO (Champion), Ayungon (1st runner-up), Dumaguete City (2nd runnerup) Rifle Match: Open Civilian Champion – Miguel Osmeña Open Lawman Champion – PO3 Norli Abelianosa Standard Civilian Champion – Kevin Cortes Standard Lawman Champion – P/ Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino Shotgun Match: Shotgun Pump Civilian Champion – Mark Castillo Shotgun Pump Lawman Champion – PO3 Banjun Lerio Shotgun Semi-civilian Champion – Kevin Cortes Shotgun Semi-lawman Champion – PO3 Edilberto Euraoba

Negros Chronicle August 7, 2011

CEBU BANTAY PANGLAWAS Gidumala ni Uncle Mar Lopez Schedule:

YMCA August 10 to 14, 2011 Piapi, Dumaguete City

Sta. Rosa St. Dumaguete City

Sabut-Sabut Lang !!!

LP Remollo ... From page 11 Sagarbarria’s camp has been courting Maquiling to renew his old friendship with the mayor and the latter has already indicated his openness to join Sagarbarria in the 2013 elections as a candidate under the latter’s banner. Earlier this ye ar, Councilor Nilo Sayson left his LP colleagues in the Council to join the mayor’s bloc. ViceMayor Alan Gel Cordova is also no longer considered a threat to Sagarbarria and is even considered to be his running mate in the 2013 polls. Maquiling’s decision de-

prived the former city mayor now Clark Development Authority he ad Felipe “Ipe” Remollo a valuable ally, who can be fielded anew in the 2013 mayoral race against Sagarbarria. With this development, the Liberal Party has to look for other alternatives against a stronger Sagarbarria candidacy and among those conside re d are Firs t Councilor Antonio “Tonyrems” Remollo or Atty. Myrish CadapanAntonio. (By Dems Demecillo)


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August 7, 2011 Extra Judicial Settlement and Authorization

Perpetual Help Community Cooperative (PHCCI) San Jose Extension, Taclobo, Dumaguete City

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Notice is hereby given to the public that NEGROS ORIENTAL ALLIED SERVICES, CO. (NOASCO), is NO longer associated with PHCCI as its collecting agent. All transactions made with them after July 30, 2011 is no longer legitimate and PHCCI shall not be liable for such transactions. Please remit your payment directly to PHCCI. Republic of the Philippines Region Trial Court 7th Judicial Region Branch 39 Dumaguete City SPECIAL PROCEEDING No. 4982 In the Matter of Correction of Entry as to Sex from Female to male in the Records of Birth of Jazz Kenneth Sarita Mahusay, JAZZ KENNETH S. MAHUSAY Petitioner, – versus – The Local Civil Registrar of Dumaguete City, Respondent. x————————————————/ ORDER A verified petition has been filed with this Court by the Public Attorney’s Office, Dumaguete City, praying that after publication, notice and hearing, judgment be rendered: 1. Ordering the correction of entry as to sex from FEMALE to MALE in the records of birth of the petitioner in the Office of the Local Civil Regis-

trar, Dumaguete City 2. Directing the respondent to effect the judgment of correction by entering the decision of this Honorable Court in the records of birth of the petitioner in the office of the Local Civil Registrar, Dumaguete City The hearing thereof is fixed on September 14, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, at which date and time any person whose rights or interests may be affected thereby shall appear before this Court and show cause why the petition shall not be granted. At petitioner’s expense, this order shall be published one a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in this province and its component cities. SO ORDERED. July 1, 2011 (Sgd) ARLENE CATHERINE A. DATO Presiding Judge

NOTICE is hereby given that Jorey B. Bandian and Jojie B. Pontillas, the heirs of the late JOVENCIO P. BANDIAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement And Authorization and authorized Jorey B. Bandian, to process, claim and receive whatever deposits/benefits of the late Jovencio P. Bandian at Philippine National Bank, Dumaguete Branch, Dumaguete City in the amount of P81,041.95 under PNB SA No. 331643700012 per Doc. No. 401, Page No. 81, Book No. XXXVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND SALE OF A PORTION OF INHERITANCE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late spouses Rufino Bejagan and Purita Tiongco Bejagan have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement And Sale of a Portion of Inheritance on Lot No. 183-A, Psd-07-067043, being a portion of Lot No. 183, Pls-166, covered by OCT No. FV-35062 under Tax Declaration No. 99-02-00500490, situated in Pasil, Awa-an, Ayungon, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 611 sq.m. in favor to Josephine G. Villacorta, married to Gaudencio A. Villacorta per Doc. No. 244, Page No. 41, Book No. IV, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Edmund D. Tubio. The Negros Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011

DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND SALE That the NOTICE of Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement of Estate and Sale executed by Petrona Senda Espina and Luneta Senda Catan, the heirs of the late Daniel Senda, Pedro Senda, Pablo Senda, Sabas Senda and Paulino Senda on Lot No. 1874, covered by OCT No. 9589, situated in Tambojangin, Amlan (formerly Ayuquitan), Negros Oriental, containing an area of 15,808 sq.m. in favor to Nenita Sedigo-Anders, married to Frank Anders per Doc. No. 280, Page No. 57, Book No. IV, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Ryan S. Buenavista. The Negros Chronicle July 31, Aug. 7 & 14, 2011

NegOr-Siquijor GSP tops other councils

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egros Oriental-Siquijor Council of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) and its council executive bested 15 other councils, for the third time, in Region 6, 7, and 8 this year. The council covering Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces was ranked the outstanding GSP council during the annual Council Performance Appraisal Report done July 22 this year by Mayor Paz Radaza of Lapu-Lapu, Cebu who sits as GSP Regional Chairman, and Aida Saromines, Visayas Regional Executive Director.  “The subsidy given by the LGUs is one of the important factors why we were ranked as outstanding, because this is being done only in Negros Oriental,” said Rosales. Its membership is currently at 39,771 as of June 30, 2011.

Coconut gets four times more budget

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he replanting of coconut, as well as its fertilization program all over the country, has been allotted a budget four times bigger than its existing budget. The budget has been raised to P260 million from the P60 million budget last year, or four times bigger with an additional allotment expected through the Department of Agriculture Sec. Proceso Alcala. This was confirmed by Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Euclides Forbes who graced the provincial coconut farmer leaders’ conference in Negros Oriental. On the salt fertilization program, the PCA administrator is encouraging local producers of salt to bid which is ongoing in the regional level. Forbes said this will save the government P20 million nationwide which will also be used for the purchase of salt fertilizer for coconuts. Small coconut farmers who intend to produce their own salt fertilizer will be provided with materials, and their production will be bought by the PCA at an approved price ceiling. Provincial PCA manager Brendan Trasmonte said that this is a big boost to the province’s replanting program being initiated by the provincial government and the three congressmen of the province. The province has an estimated 93,000 hectares of land planted with 9 million coconuts, 20% of which are senile and unproductive, which is now the target of a replanting program.

Football for-a-cause for cancer patients

The Negrso Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011

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August 7, 2011 NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All unredeemed pledges lef t during the month of March 2011 of the f f . CEBUANA LHUILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on August 12, 2011 At Aguinaldo St., Bais City (8:30 a.m.) • Aguinaldo St., Bais City • Satellite Public Market , Bais City • National Highway corner Aglipay St., Bais City • 499-E National Highway, Public Market, Tanjay, Negros Oriental • Magallanes St., Tanjay, Negros Oriental • Poblacion Amlan, Negros Oriental • Public market, Sibulan, Neg. Or. At South Road, Tabuctubig, Dumaguete City (8:00 a.m.) • 57 Silliman Ave., Brgy. 6, Dumaguete City • Cervantes St., Dumaguete City • Level 1, Bldg. 5, Dumaguete Public Market Complex, Dumaguete City • Noblefranca cor. Sta. Catalina St., Dumaguete City • Cor. Mabini & Pinili Sts., Dumaguete City • Unit B, G/F Bricktown Center Bldg., North cor. Aldecoa Drive, Brgy. Daro, Dumaguete City • Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City • Corner Maria Cristina & Legaspi St., Dumaguete City • Cor. Perdices Sta. Rosa St., Brgy. 3, Dumaguete City • San Jose St., Dumaguete City • South Road, Tabuctubig, Dumaguete City At Poblacion, Basay, Negros Oriental (8:00 a.m.) • National Highway, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental • National H-way, Siaton, Negros Or. • Juan Luna Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental • 1160 Rizal St., Tinago, Bayawan, Neg. Or. • Claro M. Recto St., Bayawan City • Poblacion, Basay, Negros Oriental At Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor (8:30 a.m.) • North Poblacion, Larena, Siquijor • Atad Street, New Public Market, Siquijor • Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor At Villanueva M.L. Quezon, Guihulngan City (8:30 a.m.) • Pob. Mabigo, Canlaon City • S. Villanueva M.L. Quezon, Guihulngan City • National H-way Pob. Jimalalud, Neg. Or. • Door # 3 Public Market, Tayasan, Neg. Or. • Poblacion Bindoy, Negros Oriental • Poblacion Manjuyod, Negros Oriental • National Highway, Poblacion Ayungon, Negros Oriental At Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental (8:30 a.m.) • Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental

LOST WALLET Of Markus Kalberer, with several ID’s and credit cards. If found, please drop at Why Not Internet Café, 70 # Rizal Blvd., Dumaguete City.

Wedding at ... (Muffet) From page 6

I usually have second thoughts on going to places where I have not been, taking extra care physically, but I had been very comfortable on this trip and the roads are paved, including safe walkways and stairways to go around the lake. There is also a swimming pool at the edge of the cliff, where children enjoyed swimming. Fresh air to breathe and taking a new perspective of how awesome nature can be are few of the best ways in coping with cancer. Cancer survivors like me should take more outdoor walks in safe places like Lake Balanan. Lake Balanan is one of the greatest prides of Negros Oriental, a place where nature is still at its prime. It is best to experience it with the early morning light when the sunshine is kissing the leaves of the trees. The water echoes its green and gold foliage, a reminiscent of classical paintings in the early centuries. But this one is so unique that only the tropical lushness of the forest can create such an ethereal beauty. The late Governor Dodo Macias was a great patron of the art in this province. He took time to nurture the artists in this province by giving them a chance to express their artistry and provided venues for their works.  He helped developed Lake Balanan so that folks like us can enjoy its beauty. We, too, have a responsibility to nurture nature, allowing the flora and fauna to flourish and let God comfort us through this simple communion of His wonderful creation. My husband Andrew and I were honored to be a part of the sponsors of the wedding ceremony. We had a chance to meet wonderful people from all walks of life. Other sponsors were Hon. Rene Gaudiel, Mayor of Bayawan City; Col. Manuel Ochotorenas; Col. Rio Dinoso; Col. Delbert Salimbagat; Mr. and Mrs. Gilton and Elvie Bation; Hon. Lee Dy; Mrs. Enriqueta Abrea; Mrs. Gelda Tuale; and Mrs. Micah Enardecido. Other sponsiors were Kyle Joshua Salimbagat, Erla Marie Abrea, Hon. Alan Cordova, Elsid Salimbagat,  Mrs. Rudelyn Salimbagat, Pastor Ernie Aliponso, and Engr. Karen Joy Hisona.

Dreams ...

(Kojak)

From page 6

to opening the door to a brighter future for our children and our community. Dumaguete City’s own Mayor Manuel “Chiquiting” Sugarbarria has been an ardent and enthusiastic supporter as has the entire Department of Education led by Ramir Uytico and Project Manager Ms. Judith Mapue. We still have a lot of work to do. Here is your chance to be a part of this life changing project. For many of us, life has been good. Now is the chance for us to give back a little of the blessings we have received. If you have skills, extra time, or even some spare cash, email me and I will put you in contact with the right people. A pastor once said to me, “When you help others live their dre ams, you wil l ge t yo ur dreams.” Give a child a chance to live his dream Barangay Candabong, Manjuyod INVITATION TO BID Interested Bidders. Apply now! Deadline: August 7, 2011. Project for 2 units Water Tank materials. Interested bidders please contact 09066056249.

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NORSU InHouse... the best paper was on “Im-

(Genove)

pact of Small Coconut From pageFarms 12 Development Programs in Central Visayas” by Dr. Edward Maningo, Prof. Merivic Catada, Dr. Vergie Miquiabas, Arlene Salac, and Avelina Escudero. Second best paper was “Fresh Coconut Meat Trading with Barangay Trader versus a Cooperative in Negros Oriental” by Prof. Merivic Catada. No research qualified for the third best paper. The panel of evaluators was composed of Dr. Eduardo Z. Alama, assistant regional director, Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture Region 7; Dr. Millard R. Mamhot, faculty, Mathematics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Silliman University; Dr. Eva C. Melon, vicepresident for academic affairs, Foundation University; and this columnist. Assisting during the review were Dr. Evelyn M. Lazalita, extension director; Dr. Bernadette O. Tan, research director; Dr. Virginia E. Lacuesta; and the PREXIL staff, Dindo dela Peña, Froilan Ybañez, and Alexandre Libron. With the present enrolment of the NORSU System of 26,000, Dr. Sojor challenged the faculty and staff to undertake individual researches in order to make NORSU an institution of influence and in celebration of a rich, exciting, and challenging academic life.

Contentment ...

(Catan)

Salamat sa inyong pagsalig Tu ngod sa inyo ng pa gsal ig k ana mo n ga nagdumala niining tulumanon Operation Alayon, uban sa pan alan gin sa l abawng makagagahum, nahimong malampuson ug nagpadayon kining atong pagtabang sa atong mga kaigsuonan sa NOPH. Dako ang ako ng pagsalig nga sa kanunay, ang Dios manalangin kanatong tanan. Pasyente: Janica Eve Pundoyo, Jaidals Canillo, Jade Chaves Catacutan Siton, Bernardo Laborte, Cherry Rose Salvana, John Paul Bismanos, Kathleen Duran Ba raba s, Krizz el Tag-a t, Cha ssy Flor es, Wein egy Manduyog, Jessa Gomez, Jeaneth Aceb es, Ricardo Sarming, Rey Maquilan, Tony & Leonita Conchas, Maricar Kil apki lap, Rhe a Je an De lacr uz, Amp aro Barr o, Nar ciso Adr iano , Ef ren Bacong, Therese Ventula, Al ex Seche co, Joma ri Taclobos, Johnloyd Saguban Lumayag, Hilariio Adolfo, Reneboy Capena, Aninon Randy, Sharmaine Manandic, Daneil Lope, Cervando Repe, Jr., Ejyan Faburada, Esther Vi llar ment e, Rosel yn Lumayag , Ma ria Ange la Ledesma, Roberto dela Cruz, Generoso Omaya, Edgardo Lin gcon g, J aime Bar oy,

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that I could. This was a gift that my parents had given me — the desire to be the best I could be whatever the circumstances were. I should not blame others for my difficulties and inadequacies, nor should I get angry or bitter when things did not happen the way I thought they should. And I should try to match my desires with my needs. Then, my parents said, I would find contentment. I learned how to be contented. The definition of contentment that I constructed is this: “Contentment is making grateful, faithful, fruitful and joyful use of what you have, little or much.” In this statement, I can clearly see the footprints of my parents as they journeyed through their lives, showing me the way. When I am confronted with one of life’s many confusing contradictions, I pause for a moment and try to look at the situation in terms of “contentment.” I ask myself: What is there in this situation that I can be grateful for? In working through this contradiction, how can I live out my faith in God’s goodness? How can I bear good fruit despite the confusion around me? Will my decisions in this situation give me a joyful heart? Where is God’s loving hand in this situation? Contentment is a gift wrapped in beautiful cloth that is woven with multi-colored strands of gratefulness for whatever and however much or little you have, faithfulness to God and self, the fruitfulness of creative, honest work, and the joy of sharing with others and knowing that you did your best. I know now that a contented life is an abundant life wherein we have everything we need, and if we persevere in doing good excellently and sharing whatever we have with those in need, that even what we desire will eventually come our way.

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Hermenia Gaitera, Jane Silaya, Marilyn Quinto, Jerelyn Yanoc, Absalon Culi, Edjie Torres, Fernandito Landisa, Merjun Benting, Boy Regala Dicen, ug Godofredo Magbiray DONORS: DOH Pharmaceutical Distributor, Hon. Board Member Erwin Macias, Atty. Ferrolino of Tanjay Law Office, Acts San Jose Christian Believers, Mr. Jhonny Limbaga, Anonymous of City Legal Office, Anonymous of Colon St. Dumaguete City, Sir Tony of Bagacay, Anonymous of BSP, Dumaguete Hot Pandesal, Hon. Board Member Saleto Er ames , Dwinx Gra vado r, Anonymous of Upper Talay, Campoy Family, Maam Karen Quiamco, Anonymous of Tabo sa Pao , Mr. Ma pili , Ma am Kaykay, Mercury Drug Daro, Maam Jassy Fryie, Mr. Oscar Inf ante , An onymous of Bol ocbo loc, Nan ay I sabe l, Jorrise Bakeshoppe, Anonymous of Camanjac, Anonymous of Buña o, Anony mous of Pulantubig, Fortune General In-

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Negros Oriental Municipality of Zamboanguita

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CECILIA E. BANGAY has filed with this Office a petition for Change of first name from FLORA to CECILIA in the Certificate of Live Birth of FLORA A. BANGAY who was born on November 22, 1959 at Mayabon, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental and whose parents are Ramon Bangay and Cesaria Enojo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than August 10, 2011. (Sgd.) HELEN A. PARTOSA Municipal Civil Registrar Social Welfare Officer III-Designate The Negros Chronicle July 31 & August 7, 2011

The bully ...

(Cimagala)

From page 6

outfits to build or destroy reputations. They can sow intrigues, plant moles in different places, do espionage and intelligence work. They can actually do anything just to achieve their evil ends. With the thinnest of basis like mere gossips and rumors, they can launch into an open, frontal attack on persons and institutions, generating a feeding frenzy and lynching mentality on their victims, not giving them the benefit of the doubt nor allowance to explain themselves. They make gratuitous comments, hardly supported by any trace of R & D (research and development), often transmitting them recklessly and with impunity. They like absolutizing their opinions. Their targets are automatically branded as guilty and the vilest of men, attaching to them the worst of motives. It’s good that we are aware of this phenomenon, so that we can be duly protected from the subtle twists and spins, the growing mis info rmat ion and disinformation that some people throw around to defend their selfinterests at the expense of truth, justice and the common good. We cannot be naïve and passive every time we consider the views and opinions of people. At this time, we need to be

extra discerning and even critical in the analytic sense, because it is beyond doubt that many forces are at play and a good number of them are on the sly. Take, for example, the case of the global warming alarmists and the demolition job of the socalled “Pajero bishops.” In spite of the clarifications and corrections of some of their claims, they continue to rationalize their own positions and attribute bad intentions on those who disagree with them, even if these are already authorities and experts. Lately, the global warming alarmists have been corrected on their data about heat unable to escape the earth’s atmosphere and polar bears drowning in the North Pole supposedly because of massive melting of ice. In spite of contradicting dat a, th ey per sist in th eir alarmism without offering counter-proofs. Regarding the “Pajero bishops,” some opinion-makers are impugning certain people who are trying to help bishops by initiating a fund campaign for the bishops. These commentators suspect the move is purely political. I suppose they only see what they want to see or the tricks that they themselves play. We have to examine ourselves and see to it that our integ rity is inta ct a nd e ver

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strengthened, grounded always on God and not just on us. Always a dynamic affair, it involves daily struggles against temptations and pressures. This is the indispensable element to assure objectivity and fairness in our judgments and pronouncements. We also need to cultivate the appropriate attitudes and skills to undertake a healthy dialogue and fruitful debate on issues—openmindedness, courtesy, ability to listen and understand the positions of others, even if they are contradictory to ours, etc. These days, we have to be most aware of the need to have an interdisciplinary approach to the issues, giving special attention to the moral and spiritual aspects, and not just to the economic, political or social side.


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pursued Research and Graduate Studies on Southeast Asian History and Geography at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. ALL of Caring’s efforts to provide for and support her five children also brought honor to the Aldecoa clan to which she belonged. In 1974, she was listed in the Directory of Selected Scholars and Researchers in Southeast Asia. Two years later, she was listed in the Directory of Graduate Manpower in the Philippines by the Graduate Educational and Research Foundation. In 1989, she appeared in Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement. IN 1982, the Toyota Foundation of Japan asked Caring to write a book on the history of Negros Oriental which necessarily included the war years. She agreed only if she would be allowed to write about the Japanese occupation truthfully and factually. Hence, a year later, her four volumes on THE HISTORY OF NEGROS ORIENTAL was published. In 2000, she proceeded to write and publish MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL. A year later, she wrote and published THE HISTORY OF DUM AGUE TE CITY. CAR IDAD ALDEC OARODRIGUEZ was awarded the Negros Oriental Centennial Endeavor Award on January 1, 1990; the Golden Anniversary Outstanding Dumagueteño Award in November 24, 1998; and the Outstanding Sillimanian Award in August 2001 during the University’s Centennial Year. MOTHER, Teacher, Author, Administrator, Academician, Active Church Leader, and Friend. Caring is survived by her children Gene Ray, Ricardo, Jr., Eloise May, Annabelle, and Fe; in-laws Delbit, Rosalinda, Jose, Jr., Asgar, and Godwin; Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by her brother Venancio, Jr., and sisters Hope and Beatriz; nephews and nieces.

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD Central Visayas Region, Cebu City

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that COMMUNITIES NEGROS, INC. of Mandaluyong City has/have filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board a sworn registration statement for the sale of subdivision / units located at Candau-ay, Dumaguete City specifically identified/described as Camella- Dumaguete Subdivision. That the registration statement and all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of proper fees. Any person with valid objection to the registration of the project may file his/her objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Rm 608, Club Ultima, Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, Telephone Nos. 254-4564 and 418-7990, within five ( 5) days from the date of last publication. Cebu City, Philippines, 11 July 2011

(Sgd.) ALEXES ROY T. LOPEZ Regional Director The Negros Chronicle August 7, 2011

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OMALAHOKAN

(Bingo)

“HARA KIRI” n Japan, to redeem once honor, they commit hara kiri or they kill themselves. The act of Senator Zubiri in resigning as Senator is similar to hara kiri because his resignation as Senator is an act of self-sacrifice. The act of resigning is unprecedented and has made Senator Zubiri a statesman. Seldom do we have politicians who has the delicadeza to resign as Senator. Indeed, Senator Zubiri, should he ran again, should be voted into office for being a man of integrity and principle. The resignation is because resigned because of the cheating in Senator Zubiri and his family does Maguindanao, although he had no not want to be involved in the hand in the cheating but he just bencheating in Maguindanao, as ad- efited from it. We need politicians like Zubiri mitted by the AMPATUANS. Indeed, it is a big sacrifice on who has principles even if it involves the part of Senator Zubiri, that he his personal sacrifice.

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BY:  ATTY. FRANCISCO D. YAP

Municipality of La Libertad

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID Purchase of Tractor and Compatible Implements

Negros Chronicle August 7, 2011

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between jobs and training/ education with TES DA coordinating with NED A, Department of Education and the CHED. Our wish is that not only 2.3 million families but 5.5 million will be beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer which will lay the foundation for their training and financing into livelihood programs since their basic needs shall have been largely met by the CCT. That we shall be selfsufficient in rice production through better seedlings and upright irrigation system. That means NFA will cease to import or issue permits for rice smugglers and warehouse operators favored by the powers that be. That the num ber of professionals and entrepreneurs reach a level of 75% of their ranks paying the right and timely taxes. That the provinces and regions be active participants in the formulation of the National Budget – and a vibrant part of the utilization m onitoring process. That the Freedom of Information Act be deliberated intensively then passed into law to aid the government in punishing and preventing grafters and looters of the national treasury. Our wish is that the RH Bill be passed with amendments that are acceptable to the Roman Catholic Church and other denom inations. That the Catholic Church lead in pasturing the flock to participate in cleansing society of ev il and corruption. Our wish is that finally, the revolt of the Left (peasants, dispossessed, labor, farmers, fisher folks) will come to a peaceful resolution after decades of conflict through the genuine Agrarian Reform and Livelihood Initiatives for the have-nots. That the military men behind the 2,000 victims of extra judicial killings and disappearances be brought to the bar of justice and punished to the full extent of the law. That the proceeds of the Land Reform program be distributed to the human rights victims and that the Marcos’ ill gotten wealth surrendered to the Martial Law victims. And finally, that President Aquino will have the stamina of his father, the grace bestowed upon her mother, and the bravery of our heroes to bring the Philippines into a progressive, self-sufficient and respected nation.

NEWSBRIEFS Minor working in night spot?

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minor is reportedly recruited and is now working in a night spot, together with another minor, all in Sibulan. Mayor

Marcela Bartoces is coordinating with the PNP in order to conduct a possible rescue operation if the minor is forced to work against his or her will. There is a noted upsurge of night entertainment bars in Sibulan, despite its reputation as a town of the biggest religious devotees on the 13th of every month, where people honor their patron saint, San Antonio de Padua. Mayor Grampon is working closely with civil society groups and is now crafting legislation to regulate and/or ban lewd wearing of bikinis by waitresses. Those performing lewd shows, she said, will face closure.

Local girl scout council tops

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he local girl scouts council is the most outstanding in the Visayas region. The local GSP council bested other

15 girl scout councils in three regions 6, 7, and 8. GSP regional chair Mayor Paz Radaza of Lapulapu City and Aida Saromines, regional executive director, cited the local GSP during the annual Performance Appraisal reports. Council executive Rosario Rosales attributed the increase of membership as a major factor for the awards. Today, the local GSP has over 39,771 girl scout members. Council President is Dr. Profetiza Sun-Lim.

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Young board member reveals all pork funds (From page 1) So where will the P1.1M pork barrel of Board Member Mel liemoore “Bo tcho y” Saycon go? To the following: Scholarship program for poor but deserving students in the 2nd District, P250,000; Cash Assistance for individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), P300,000; Purchase of various medicines for the 2nd District, P100,000; Financial aid to Pal-ew, Tanjay City for the purchase of tables & chairs, P50,000; Financial assistance to Bais City for the construction of a water reservoir in the Bais City Pilot School, Bais City, P70,000; financial Assistance to the Municipality of Amlan for the installment of information and directional signages (Tourist Zone), P100,000; financial assistance to Brgy. Sta. Cruz Nuevo, Tanjay City for the purchase of one (1) unit television set, P15,000; financial Assistance to the Municipality of Amlan for the purchase of one (1) unit compu-

Six of ten ... From page 1 deaths in the province are: pneumonia with 858 fatalities; cancer, 486; sepsis/ septicemia, 277; renal diseases, 230; wounds, 162; tuberculosis, 151; accidents, 141; multiple organ failure, 121 and COPD with 115 recorded deaths. On account of its relatively higher population, the NOPH health district comprising the towns of Dauin, Valencia, Bacong, Si bulan, San Jose, Amlan and the city of Dumaguete had 1,579 deaths with 766 having medical attendance.

ter w/ accessories for the Bureau of Fire Protection, Amlan Station, P25,000; financial assistance to the Mu nicipality of Mabinay for the purchase of two(2) units computer w/ accessories for the Tourism Office & Mabinay Nat’l High School, P50,000; financial aid to Tanjay City for the construction of a wat er t ank at t he Lourdes Ledesma Del Prado Memorial National High School, P87,626; monitoring, research & development activities, purchase of office supplies, P12,374; financial aid to Balugo, Sibulan for the construction of a school stage at the Balugo Elementary School, P20,000; financial aid to Maningcao, Sibulan for the completion of the Maningcao El ementary School stage, P20,000. TOTAL Php 1,100 ,000. Pork barrel of BM Melliemoore “Botchoy” Saycon He said that he cannot touch a single centavo of these since the check will go directly to the treasurer of the agency concerned and after due bidThe towns of Pamplona, Manjuyod, Mabinay and the cities of Bais and Tanjay recorded 1,269 deaths with only 476 getti ng medical attendance; Ji malalud, La Libertad, Gu ihul ngan Cit y, Vallerhermoso and Canlaon City had 1,089 deaths with only 571 getting medical attendance; Basay, Bayawan City and Sta. Catali na healt h di stri ct accounted 815 deaths, 184 of which got medical attendance; Siaton and Zamboanguita had 45 1 deaths, t he Bindo y, Ayungon and Tayasan health district reporting 414 deaths with identical 5 cases or just 1 percent attended to by doctors. The towns whose deaths were not attended by doctors are

BM BOTCHOY SAYCON ding. Once encashed, however, the money could go to people where it should and is due. Other board members are challenged to reveal the beneficiaries of their pork barrels in pursuit of public accountability.

Basay, 64 deaths; Bayawan City, 461; Sibulan, 199; San Jose, 1 07; Pamplona, 192; Manjuyod, 132; Bindoy, 125; Ayungon, 156; and Jimalalud, 87. In contrast, the cities of Tanjay (37 8 deaths) and Canlaon City (285 deaths) and the towns of Dauin (187) and La Libertad (128 deaths) were all attended by medical practitioners. Cacaldo stressed the need to make medical services available even to the most remote villages but admitted that the government should also offer more incentives and higher compensation to attract more medical practitioners. She posits that doctors who grew up in rural areas are more inclined to serve in the communities.

The province’s historian: Mrs. Caridad A. Rodriguez, 87 B E A Y

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ARIDAD, or C aring t o he r contemporaries, was born on March 22, 1924, the second child of Mr. Venancio G. Aldecoa, Sr. and Silveria Elmido Duran of Dumaguete City. She was enrolled in the East Central School and later transferred to the West Central School for her elementary education and graduated in 1937. She went on to enroll at the Negros Oriental High School where she graduated as Valedictorian in the Home Economics curriculum in 1941. CARIDAD was only a young lass of 17 when the World War Two broke out. As the Japanese Imperial planes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941, Caring was a carefree freshman in college at Silliman University. Together with her parents, three sisters and two brothers, they evacuated to the mountains of Sibulan, Tayasan, and Zamboanguita. And when a shoot-to-kill order was declared on the family by the Japanese Army, the family decided to break into smaller groups and go in separate directions. Caring went with brothers Hoover and father Venancio to Samboan, Cebu whi ch was her father’s hometown. They only returned to Dumaguete when

it was liberated from the Japanese in 1945. HAVING missed almost four years of schooling due to the war, Caring pursued her college degree wi th a vengeance and graduated in 1948 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude. CARIDAD A. R ODRIGUEZ While in college, she met a handso me and soft-spoken City. She was also Acting Ilongo named Ricardo de Asis Director of Southern ChrisRodriguez who she later mar- tian College in Midsayap, ried and had five children with. Cotabato. She taught History As fate would have it, at the NOHS as well as in Caring became a widow at age Foundation College. 44, making her the sole support FROM 1967 to 1989, and bread-winner of her five Caring joined the History children. Having earned her Department of Silliman UniMaster of Arts degree, Major in versity, and was later granted History from Silliman Univer- the status of Professor Emerisity, she worked as Head of So- tus. In 1973, she cial Sciences Department of the West Negros College in Bacolod To page 18-A

If Josy ... From page 1 The NPC and LakasKampi-CMD alli ance also warned that sho uld Limkaichong throw her hat in the race for the governorship, all the mayors, vice-mayors and councilors under her banner will be up against complete and solid slates during the mid-term polls. Arnaiz’ possible run for the capitol ’s highest post against Limkaichong is putting their common allies in a fix, who will be forced to choose which side they will be on once the battle lines are firmly drawn sooner than expected. Like 3rd District Pryde Henry Teves, bo th Limkaichong and Arnaiz are still eligible for re-election in 2013 to end in 2016. All three indicated their strong preference to seek re-election. But the untimely deaths of Governors Emilio Macias II and Agustin Perdices upset the political timetables and fortunes of the province’s major players. If the NPC-Lakas-Kampi refuses to field Arnaiz, an undefeated three-term governor, Josy might win as Governor and it will be harder for them to retake the Capitol in 2016. However, an Arnaiz gubernatorial run would force his brother incumbent Vice-Governor Jun to consider other options for his political career to avoid an Arnaiz-Arnaiz tandem in 2016. On the other hand, the Liberal Party wing of the Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Ro xas needed Limkaichong at the Capitol helm to help his presidential run in 2016. It was learned that Roxas is not keen to support the re-election of Governor Roel Ragay Degamo with the LP mayors preferring him to be Josy’s tandem. Both Limkaichong and Arnaiz are aware that they would eventually end up contesting the Capitol’s highest post. Yet both still would love to postpone the political inevitable until 2016. Fate has intervened that they would be forced to make a decision now. Despite his spirited insistence of seeking re-election, some of Degamo’s well-meaning friends are urging him to run as Josy’s vice-governor. A Limkaichong-Degamo tandem would be a formidable one as the lady solon shall enjoy all the advantages granted to an incumbent Capitol occupant if she manages to win and keep Degamo in her tent.

IBP vice-pres. ... From page 10 parking attendants, they brought Martinez to the Holy Child Hospital. CCTV NO IMAGE: Investigators are still facing a blank wall as to the motive of the shooting, as nothing was recorded in the CCTV cameras. It was learned that three CCTV cameras were put in place the night before, but the software was yet to be installed. When reviewed by intel ligence operatives, no events were recorded so far. Atty, Martinez, a lawyer since 1989, has handled quite a number of cases, but wife Gina told the CHRONICLE that Archer is not handling dru g cases, nor unu sual ly high profile cases, aside of

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

(email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

Police hazing ... (From page 2)

standard. -o0oThe era of political healing is contagious. From the resignation of Senator Miggs Zubiri, the virus of delecadeza has seeped into the society, and down the provinces and cities. In Dumaguete, the electoral protest filed by defeated mayoral bet Woodrow Maquiling w as already w ithdraw n and both Maquiling and Mayor Sagarbarria are now talking of burying the hatchet of the May 2010 elections. -o0oLooks like if Alan Gel Cordova might run for mayor against Sagarbarria instead of being his vice mayor, dark horse Woodrow Maquiliing might be Sagar’s running mate in 2013. Cordova might give this a priority discernment before he jumps into the water. -o0oAccording to radio commentator Dindo Generoso, the so-called lollipop boys are actually the majority block in the provincial board. Lollipops are for children, who are mostly immature politically. Why, are there immature politicians in the board? We don’t know. We do have first timers though. -o0oCity Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria confirmed that there is at least P10 million in unliquidated cash advances among the city hall’s officials, both elected and appointed. He does not find this shocking. But what is shocking is that many of those involved have now retired. Question: why were they able to retire with unliquidated liabilities? Who cleared them and why? The taxpayers who owned the money advanced have the right to know and be refunded. -o0oTrouble with our Commission on Audit or COA is that although they have all the records of their findings of fiscal anomalies and irregularities, the COA does not initiate criminal nor administrative charges. Why? A law ought to be passed to this effect, otherwise, the ANTI-CORRUPTION motto of this PNOY administration will be nothing but a farce. -o0oBPI’s 106th ANNIVERSARY The Bank of the Philippine Islands will be celebrating its 106th year this August. As part of its anniversary celebration, it will have a nationwide launch of BPI BAYAN, a bankwide employee volunteerism/CSR program on August 6, Saturday. This is BPI’s way of reaching out to the community, with the participation of its employees. One of the activities will be the rehabilitation of Silliman Beach in Dumaguete City. Local partners are the Barangay SK Council/Youth, the Local Government Unit of Barangay Bantayan, the Silliman University Marine Laboratory, among others. The objective of the five-month long program is to establish permanent structures that would constantly remind beach users of the need to help preserve the marine environment, assist the local government unit in the establishment of the artificial coral reefs, among others.

Veggie growers... (From page 2) and anothe r in Luzon will be realized, will be good to the farmers. Meanwhile, Sec. Alcala course from the usual criminal and civil cases. He even lets his family receive his calls and text messages when busy. On that fateful date, Gina said, there was no pressure at all. They rode together to his office, left her at a boutique below while he had a quick meeting with a client. But the murder happened, and they could not fetch their kids at Don Bosco. Atty. Martinez is one of the ten children of the late Baldomero, Sr. and Mrs. Martinez . He is the brother of Siquijor State College President Dr. Baldomero Martinez, Jr. Continuous outpouring of sympathy among friends, lawyers, law students, professors, and clients is seen at the wake . Interment will be announced shortly.// jg

is toying the idea of reviving the food lane stickers for delivery trucks loaded with agricultural products to avoid delays. The c onc ern was also raised by farmers during the national vegetable congress, worse is when they are victimized by “kutong” cops along the highways. Sec Alcala is expected to coordinate with the Department of Interior and Local Government to check on alleged abuses of law enforcers, victimizing farmers who are transporting their products from the provinces. Rep. Teves intimated to invite the Departmnt of Transportation and Communications during the budgt hearing this month and to ask the DOTC secretary to reiterate its memorandum that calls for no delays in the transport of all livestocks and vege tables products by either traffic or PNP personnel.jg


The Negros Chronicle August 07, 2011 issue