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Beijing to grace Dgte Sandurot Ely P. Dejaresco

(dejarescoely1@gmail.com)

Now it’s the majority issue in city council

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ince last week the issue as to who is MINORITY in the Lower House continues to be unre solved. But in our local city council, the issue CHINESE CAPITAL BEIJING WILL SEND A DELEGATION TO DUMAGUETE TO GRACE OUR is what constitutes the MAJORITY. -o0oSANDUROT FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER.City officials and business leaders meet with their counIt might as well be good to expose those who claim terparts from Ordos City in China to strengthen cultural, tourism and business ties between the two cities. Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (5 th from left facing the camera) led the delega- to be majority and minority in the city council so that tion to China, which included , Capitol’s Froilan Pinili, SuperLee Plaza owner Elsie Lee, voters can evaluate the legislators on the issue of what Councilors Lani Ramon, Manuel Arbon and Joe Kenneth Arbas, Ed Du of Nocci and John makes a sensible fiscalizer or call it opposition thus enabling the people to determine whether or not we Jalandoni. will re-elect them in the next elections. -o0oIt is best to fiscalize and rationalize issues. What we the public don’t like is obstructionism: opposing just for the sake of opposing and delaying without substance in their arguments. They simply want to delay things just to gain media mileage nless city residents will help segregate their BY CHOY GALLARDE by voicing their senseless opinions. garbage into 70% malata or those that will n employee of a prominent local cocker in -o0oreturn to mother earth, then efficient garthe city cheated death when fired upon by Worse, when voting time comes, they go out of bage disposal will bound to be a failure. unidentified suspects on board two motorResidents must seg- Dumaguete City officials cycles, in a dimly-lit area of V. Macario Lesana the session and not vote at all for the issues they veheregate their garbage be- to strictly enforce the plas- Street in Bagacay, this city on or about 7:50 o’clock mently objected while they have already consumed so much air time in the council. This is the kind of leadfore giving it to the gar- tic bag regulation ordi- Sunday evening. ers who have no principles and just walk out on us, the bage collector otherwise, nance and the residents to Dumaguete City partner and a resident of people. We should not elect them again if all they do everything will still be segregate their waste durchief of police Supt Talay who sustained gunis argue and then abstain or refuse to cast their votes. dumped into the dumpsite ing the at-source Waste Jonathan Pineda identishot wounds in the left -o0owhich has caused its de- Assessment and Brand fied the victim as a certain arm and leg while seven terioration. Audit (WABA) conducted Antonino Caldera, 31 others shots missed the A group of environ- July 27, 2018. To page 20 years old, with live-in To page 10 mentalists urged

Trash segregation is key Cocker’s worker shot; To top garbage disposal survives bike attackers

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PNP to get drones, PPA-City to build armor, motorbikes port ticket offices

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s part of the continuing multi-million investment of the city government to the local police, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo is set to turnover shortly additional brand new equipment to enhance the capacity of law enforcers to prevent and solve crimes. Jonathan Pineda beginMayor Remollo con- ning next week. firms that two military He said that unlike drones, 6 bullet proof the loss of the previous vests, 8 body cameras and donation, t he 6 bullet 6 units of 250cc motor- proof vests will actually bikes will be donated to be used by the local poPNP Dumaguete headed lice to enhance their proby Chief-of-Police Supt. To page 10

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fter personally witnessing the inconvenience of travelers near the city pier, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo is open to allowing the Philippine Ports Authority use of a portion of the property where the City Engineer’s Office to serve as decent ticketing offices for all shipping lines. Sources from PPA Dumaguete City. Mayor Remollo bereveal that the almost half a hectare lot can be used lieves that travelers must for the construction of a be comfortable, safe and passenger holding area secure while buying their and space for ticket tickets and waiting for the booths of all shipping trips. There has been a companies operating in To page 10

Agencies help police the community

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n order to formalize the community’s commitment to combat crimes through intensified collabora tion, major stakeholders sign the Memorandum of Agreement that provides a mechanism to synchro nize the efforts in promoting peace and order. Among the signatories are (left-right, sitting) Liga Chief-of-Police Jonathan Pineda, Mayor Remollo, ng mga Barangay Presidents Dione Amores, City To page 19

LR: Mercy V.Ferrer, NGO lead convenor on war on waste; ENRO head Engr Chilvier Patrimonio, and solid waste staff Frannie Pabayos. Remember, we are paying them almost Php60,000 a month just to open their mouths there. At least they should talk sensibly and substantially. They should use both their mouths and their brains. People are watching them. -o0oThe political lines are now drawn in the city council at least: The majority consists of seven councilors namely : Cordova, Tolentino,Abas, Bandal, Ramon, Arbon and SK Tolentino. -o0oThe minority consists of five: Councilors Perdices, Sagarbarria, Alviola, Imbo, and LIGA Amores plus Vice Mayor Esmena whose vote is only to break any tie in the voting. Otherwise, as presiding officer, he does not vote. -o0oThe issue is in the matter of appropriating funds in an ordinance. The rule states that majority of the members of the council will constitute a qualified majority or seven councilors. -o0oBut the minority insists that there must be eight votes to include the vice mayor in an appropriation ordinance. But the role of the VM in voting is only to break a tie so there is conflict. In which case, the minority is consulting the DILG which sadly has not yet replied. -o0oWhile waiting for the official verdict of the DILG on who is considered majority in appropriation issues, the old rule stands which means seven votes would mean the qualified majority since the council is now composed of 12 members. To page 19


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What happens to people who MOCK GOD. ohn Lennon (Singer): Some years ago, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:’Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that.. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him’ (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times. Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil ): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before his inauguration as President and he died.

Editorial; National ID Systems ACT fter long years of debate, Filipinos now have a national identification card for all. We are among the last of those countries to have it because we are so paranoid fearing that it might be used against us.

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But it is true that the information contained in the PhilSys can also be found in the databases of government organizations such as the Philippine Statistics Office, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, and the Commission on Elections.

We say even without the ID people can still prey on our privacy because we are such a chismoso country (a country of gossipers.) President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 6, signed the national ID system for citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines, even as he allayed fears that privacy would be violated.

“That fear is based on anything that borders to illegal. If at all, the Philippine ID will even aid in our drive against the social menaces of poverty, corruption, and criminal issues as well as terrorism and violent extremism,” Duterte said in his speech during the ceremonial signing of the law. The national ID shall contain a person’s birth, marital status, address, and a front facing photo.

The Philippine System Identification Act (PhilSys Act) mandates the government to create a single official identification card for all citizens and foreign residents that would serve as a de facto national identification number. The PhilSys Act will pave the way for efficient services delivery, will enhance administrative governance, reduce corruption, curtail bureaucratic red tape, promote ease of doing business, and strengthen financial inclusion. The government also assured the public that government will protect the data in the PhilSys database amid concerns of possible data breach and privacy violations. The Law included 13 sets of information in the final ID system: the PhilSys Number, the full name, sex, blood type, date of birth, place of birth, marital status, address, and a front facing photo.

Zoilo “Bingo” P. Dejaresco III

Marilyn Monroe (Actress) She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had t o say, she said: ‘I don’t need your Jesus’. A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.

Bon Scott (Singer) The ex-vocalist of the AC/ DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: ’Don’t stop Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, who co- me; I’m going down all the way, down the highway authored the law said, “The benefits out- to hell’. On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own weigh the fears.” “One of the biggest selling point is vomit. having a database that would enable govCampinas (IN 2005) In Campinas, Brazil, a group ernment to deliver service, to monitor the of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend..... The delivery of the service and for people to mother accompanied her to the car and was so worhave easy access to provide identity with To page 21 those they transact with whether it’s for public or for private purposes,” he said. The national ID law will serve as a “principal tool of governance” and could also be used for security purposes. 45 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

“We just think that on the fears of surveillance, government will and can always have the ability to do that, but with an improvement in the system, in information, we can address a lot of concerns in society,” the author of the law said.

The anatomy of the “tambay” issue

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Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ), while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: ’God, that’s for you.’ He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner. The man who built the Titanic After the construction of the Cruise Ship, Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: ’Not even God can sink it’ The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic IT SUNK ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE.

OST OF THE TAMBAYS on the streets in the country, especially those in the provinces, are there only to have some good time. Usu ally, they talk loud-accompanied by cheap gin and tales of exaggeration as to who is the “bestest” and the “mostest” among them. Beyond that, if the Tambays rule officials, Perhaps, their relatives and the streets- are impolite, threatening to friends are among the Tambays. But passersby, they are now goons- and that that’s no excuse. is the fault of the barangay officials. The Anti-Vagrancy Law as part of They are paid by the taxes of the people the Revised Penal Code had been deto keep law and decency in their com- criminalized in 2012 by a Congressional munities. act; therefore any local law including orThat the PNP ( Philippine National dinances cannot be above a national statPolice) has been ordered by the presi- ute. dent to do the cleansing of the streets is President Rodrigo Duterte himself proof positive there has been a derelic- had said that Tambays are to be “action of duty on the part of the barangay To page 5

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Insight Avenue Counterbalance Palpable among many countries at present is this shift towards Strongman politics. You’ve got socalled Strongmen at the helm of national leadership — tough-talking populists who have little to no regard to due process. This particular archetype is characterized by vigilante heroism where rule of law takes the backseat in favor of order, of Lea Sicat Reyes protection, of the greater good. At the very core is this message, “We can protect you from THEM.” Them, of course, would depend on the country’s respective context: corrupt politicians, drug pushers and coddlers, minorities, the elite, and so on. Illiberal democracy becomes the norm while the Strongman flexes his leadership muscle through macho, take-no-prisoners rhetoric and support for aggressive, no-nonsense policies. This emerging trend seems to be written down where the circles cona stunning rebuke to the sluggish verge. On one hand, there’s decisivewheels of democracy. Why go through ness and immediate action. On the the hassle of checks and balances, of other, vilification of opposition, animosdeliberate consultation and discussion, ity towards media, disregard of due proof dawdling due process when there’s cess, and removal of term limits. These a shortcut that promises immediate practices impugn individual freedoms outcomes? People have been frus- and may even cause state-sanctioned trated for far too long. We want abuses. If we are not vigilant, we might results…and we want them now. follow suit. However, it is in this hurried, I still believe there are leaders out results-without-delay type of situa- there who do not have to subscribe to tion potential disaster lies. The Strongman politics to get things done. I’m Trump administration’s zero toler- talking about those with both political will ance policy to all border crossings and an unwavering moral compass. is a perfect example. Said policy was Nelson Mandela is one example. In South not clearly thought through that it Africa where apartheid-caused division led to children being separated from ran deep, he chose kindness and forgivetheir families. As if the trauma was not enough, these children were kept ness to heal his country. In three years, he in kennel-looking holding areas was able to unite both the whites and the much like animals. Up to now, some blacks under one flag. There’s Mahatma children have yet to be reunited with Gandhi. A frail-looking man, he is the complete opposite of the Strongman leader their parents. We do not have to look too far to image. He utilized NON-VIOLENT civil see how “fast and furious” policies can disobedience to lead India to indepencause more harm than good. The Train dence. Abraham Lincoln comes to mind, too. He led the US through the American custody of offenders must make sure that Law has added fuel to the fire, driv- Civil War and, in the end, preserved the those under detention in their care are not ing inflation to a historical high, Union, strengthened the federal governprejudiced in any way- much less mur- breaching five percent territory just ment, and modernized the economy. His this month. The President’s drug war, dered inside a detention cell. greatest moral triumph was the abolition Senator Ping Lacson decried the fact meanwhile, has claimed over 12 000 of slavery, the first step in ending the many that Agoncillo a first offender for a minor lives according to the Human Rights abuses done to African Americans. infraction was dumped alongside hardened Watch World Report 2018. And we While these leaders are seemingly criminals. But pray tell us, aren’t our jails are no longer spared. Such climate of larger-than-life, they started like any violence has spilled over our streets. already so congested already that there is one of our leaders. With mid-term elecnowhere else to place these Tambay of- It would seem that not a week goes by tions just a couple of months away, may without gun-related violence. fenders? we find the courage to make an inspired That is why it is highly essenWhere, therefore, did the cops lock tial to understand the need for a decision as we practice our right to vote. in these supposed 10,000 arrested nationstrong moral compass as counterbalWe need leaders who have strong politiwide for this Tambay campaign? Your ance to political will. And that is cal will and an even stronger moral comguess is as good as mine. what these Strongmen leaders pass as counterbalance. There are still We are no members of the Bleeding struggle with. Think Russia’s Putin, good men and women out there who Hearts Ltd. of this country, but we know China’s Xi Jinping, Venezuela’s deserve our vote. Let us not take such that there are a number of reasons, men Maduro. If we were to draw a Venn responsibility lightly. The future of our flock together at the street corner or sarisari store to while their time away. Not re- diagram, so many things can be country is at stake. motely connected to intent to commit a crime. For one, there are 3.1 million homeSince this offense like being half- death beds. There has been a triumphant less Filipinos today. If they have homes, naked, or smoking and drinking in announcement about the rate of criminalthey are packed like sardines in a tin can public (without molestation of others) ity going down in the country, as a consethat the only time it feels like home is when is a relatively minor offense- they can quence? the body is too tired to think and so they just be asked to do community service If this were so, people can question just go home and fall like a sack to sleep. for two days like picking up the gar- why a vigorous Anti-Tambay is in the Some do not even have TV sets at bage or clearing the river of water lil- works now at this time when supposedly home to watch the PBA or the “Ang ies. peace and order has relatively returned? Probinsiyano” and have to stretch their We do not encourage monetary This is one more reason for cops on necks among the many watching from the fines at the precinct level -especially the prowl to really observe the best behavneighbor’s or carinderia’s TV set. once it reaches a thousand pesos - ior in implementing the Anti-Tambay There are few public parks to unwind since there is no system of account- policy. Taken to excess, far from driving for those in the hinter barrios unless they ability for the direction of these col- the people from the streets- it can infuripay the tricycle to get there, My, they do lections. ate them into more civil disobedience and not even know when their next meal will It’s another thing if they are re- resentment of authority due to its excesbe coming from the next day. Tricycle fare cidivists or are arrested time and again siveness -far beyond the realm of reason. for the park? for the same offense. That calls for That is one thing we do not hope will Many of them are without education stiffer sanctions, of course. have to happen. and therefore without jobs and their The Anti-Drug campaign has reFor comment s: email to evening quorum is their next best thing to sulted in a significant number of of- dejarescobingo@yahoo.com or boholfamily. fenders arrested or buried to their rd@mozcom.com

The anatomy of the “tambay” issue Bingo (From page 4) costed” not “arrested” because as a long-time prosecutor, he knows loitering is not a crime. If he is not in violation of a law, a person asked by the PNP to go to the precinct can ask what law he has violated. His stay in the precinct should be “brief and cursory” otherwise prolonging it is no longer accosting but arresting.  And cops can only arrest someone if there is a probable cause of detention not just reasonable suspicion. Because reasonable suspicion is not probable cause. And we learned that any evidence gathered as a result of detention without probable cause is not admissible in court. No one is interested in a troubled neighborhood any more than anyone is happy (except the sadists) in inflicting human rights violation on any lawabiding member of one’s community. That is why it is important that civic-minded lawyers in the community should give some kind of voluntary service, especially in ungodly hours of the night in order that the innocent not be unduly molested. So, must the Public Attorneys Office - also be there the next day to determine the reasons for those who are still detained. The case in point of is one involving Genesis Agoncillo (22) arrested for being half-naked in front of his house in Novaliches Quezon City who was murdered inside his prison cell allegedly by members of the Sputnik Gang. Truth or fall guys? Nonetheless, the policemen on duty during that time may be liable for violation of the AntiTorture Act of 2009 where lawmen in


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FOOTSTEPS AND FINGERPRINTS

The keys to our doors

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oors are essential in our lives. But many doors that we use require a key to unlock them so we can open them. I try to remember to carry the key to my office door and the key to our home gate in my pocket at all times. When I forget, I feel somewhat disoriented. Opening the doors in our lives also need keys. I remember when we were youngsters, Mom had us memorize this verse: Hearts like doors open with ease, To very, very little keys. And don’t forget that two of these Are “I thank you” and “if you please”. Whenever we forgot to say “please” when we wanted something, or forgot to say “thank you” when we received it, she would remind us with that short verse and make us repeat it until we had it memorized. Joyce Rupp in her book “Open the Door” points out that many

times when we are facing a difficult situation or challenge, we struggle with it, forgetting to use a key to open the door of the solution. What are some of these keys? Persistence, a willingness to listen to others, openness to change, courage to step outside our comfort zone, prayer. From experience I have learned that pausing for a time to reflect on and process the situation, to sift out what is really important, and write down the pros and cons of actions being considered is another valuable key to unlocking the door to right decisions and actions. This pause can be for even as short as a minute or two, to as long as an hour, a day, or a week. Such pause allows our heart-anchored wisdom to come to the surface and become an important factor in our decision-making.

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e have to make sure that whenever we encounter pain and difficulty in life, failure and loss, misery and misfortune, things that can usually happen in anyone’s life, we avoid falling into self-pity which will only make things worse. These predicaments in life are actually golden opportunities for us to get closer to Christ, to be more identified with him in his redemptive passion and death, and to be in a position to receive greater grace and blessing from above. It’s a matter of exercising our faith, purifying and broadening our human estimation of things. It is a matter of relying mainly on God’s providence that knows how to derive good from evil, without neglecting the effort we need to exert. Let’s have the same mindset and reaction of St. Paul t oward his own weakness as illustrated in his second letter to the Corinthians: “I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. “But he said, to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for

Being a member of a caring community is yet another key. Your caring community can be your family, a neighborhood coffee group, a parish study group, a charismatic community like the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, BCBP, Household Action Group. In such a group members lovingly support and encourage each other in their life journeys. They intercede in prayer for us, they encourage us to find and use our personal talents. As Rupp says, quoting D. Davies, “Insights into our own shadows are best gained in the company of others who lovingly offer us their vision from vantage points not blocked by the pillars of our own ego.” Our lives are full of doors just waiting to be opened. to page 9

HEALTH IS WEALTH

Ways to calm your mind

M FR. ROY CIMAGALA Email: roycimagala@gmail.com

you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (12,7-10) Let us study these words very closely and try to fathom the implications they contain. From these words, we can somehow gather that any predicament we can have is somehow given to us by God, or is allowed by him, for a purpose. And that purpose is so that to page 9

an has realized that he is al ways beset by perennial stresses in life from birth to death. Hence, he is continually restless and terribly suffers a state of tension and anxiety which triggers off psychosomatic disorders of which, if not managed effectively well, will consequently bring about shorter life span and an early death. Over the past decades psychologists and psychiatrists from here and abroad have confirmed the benefits of what they call the relaxation response. This is a state of mental calm during which your blood pressure drops, your heart and breathing rate slow and your muscles become less tense. Practicing the relaxation response on your own is simple. Once you’re comfortable with it, you can use it to cope better with stresses from road rage to performance anxiety. Kids can benefit, too. Studies of school students have documented better grades, work habits and cooperation among those who learned the relaxation response. Here are three simple ways to elicit the relaxation response: * Meditation: Our

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

original approach to evoking the full relaxation response is a form of this ancient practice. Choose a short phrase or prayer that is rooted in your belief system, such as “peace” or “the Lord is my Shepherd.” Sit quietly in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Relax your muscles, progressing from your feet to your calves, thighs, abdomen, shoulders, neck and head. Breathe slowly and naturally, and as you exhale, say your word or phrase silently to yourself. Don’t be concerned when other thoughts come to your mind. Just acknowledge them and to page 9

YOUR WELLNESS By Calvin Trent

New relationship anxiety

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nce you’ve formed a new relation ship, you’re going to feel like you’re at the top of the world. However, New Relationship Anxiety may spoil this wonderful experience. You might become anxious or you could become jealous. These are two feelings that you need to learn how to overcome as quickly as possible so it does not ruin your relationship. Some people become so upset that they chew their nails! 1. Are you having a tough time sleeping? Maybe it is new relationship anxiety. Counseling can help if the anxiety is

severe. A nice warm bath before bedtime can help. You should also take up exercising. And avoid caffeine in the late afternoon. 2. If you begin dealing with new relationship anxiety, you’re probto page 12

Sinophobia and false illusions

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EOPLE are gener ally a confused lot thanks to media and many false prophets of doom and boom in our midst. These days the reading public is treated to worst-case scenarios in the international front and panaceas, quick-fix solutions to a gullible citizenry hungry for a dramatic change in the quality of their lives, especially those that are mired in the poverty trap. Sinophobia A Chinese aircraft lands in Davao and it is front-page news. The other day, a Chinese research vessel docked in the Davao pier and it was headlined. The administration calls this “Sinophobia” — fear of the Chinese. Actually, the Chinese gave cause for this fear when it grabbed a few islands in the West Philippine Sea and installed military hardware in some. But the Chinese are quick to remind us that unlike the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese, they never invaded us despite the proximity of our nations. They are also quick to recall that our relations with them has spanned over a millennium. It was in 982 AD when Filipinos sailed to Canton in South China to peddle their goods. The Chinese reciprocated by sending sailings ships called junks to trade their wares in Luzon and as far as Sulu.

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This prompted Sultan Paduka Pahala of Sulu to bring a large entourage of courtiers to pay homage to the Chinese emperor in the 15th century. Unfortunately, Paduka died on his way home, on September 13, 1417. As a sign of friendship the Chinese emperor adopted his family and buried the Sultan in the province of Shandong. If I may inject a personal note, my brother Eddie Romero, National Artist for film made a film of this incident “Hari sa Hari, Lahi sa Lahi.” The Chinese immigrants to this country taught us to make gunpowder, mine for gold, make bakya, umbrellas, and clothes. On the negative side, they also introduced all forms of gambling like mahjong, and firecrackers and even opium. During the Spanish era the government encouraged Chinese immigrants to become agricultural laborers. to page 10


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Tons of turtle shells

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is fascination about the is land of Negros is never lost. Fr. Angel MARTINEZ CUESTA, OAR observes: The second most important activity in Negros was fishing which so far had been abundant. The towns generally caught the fish that they ate. From a commercial point of view, the most important species were those from which (sea cucumREV. FR. ROMAN C. ber) balate was made as well as SAGUN, JR. turtles. Negros supplied sixty tons worth in 1830, $10,000.00. Negros to build them. They also obtained from the The productivity of turtles their shells with which these corrals was quite high they manufactured fans, especially in Magallanes combs, small boxes, but- where its few inhabitants tons, etc. According to an made an annual profit of official estimate, Negros in $7,000.00 from this source. 1830 sold three to four tons The greater part of the catch of turtle shells valued at was sent to Iloilo. $1,700.00. On or about the same In the 1850s new period, the salt beds of fishing corrals were set up Manjuyod and logging also in the new barrios of became important. These Marianas (Himoga-an) and salt beds supplied all of Magallanes (Sagay). They Negros and the towns on were built by immigrants the opposite coast of Cebu from Panay, who took ad- with salt. vantage of the shallowness to page 9 of the coastal waters of

BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY REV. DR. LOURDINO A. YUZON

Thomas the doubter

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nquiring Doubt. Edward Markquart summarizes Henry Drummond’s distinction between a doubter and an unbeliever in these words: A doubter is a person who searches for God and the godly life. A doubter is a person who has a thousand questions about God; questions about life, love, God’s exist- wanted not to continue to ence, purpose, the divinity of doubt but to come to beChrist and many other ques- lieve” (MacArthur). Altions. The unbeliever is apa- though for a moment he thetic to God and the God doubted the report about the question does not really resurrection of Jesus, he had come up in his or her daily the intention to believe. That life. A doubter struggles with was why he decided to stay God and struggles to live a with the disciples in a house goodly life and struggles to where Jesus had appeared find the purpose of life, but to the other disciples earlier. not an unbeliever. An unbe- And when Jesus appeared liever simply struggles to pay to him, he did not even dare the bills, find a spouse, find to touch the wounded parts a job, find a house. That is of Jesus’ body for his faithall (Edward Markquart). seeking doubt had already Thomas was a been satisfied. doubter, but not an unbeInstead of underminliever. His doubt was the ing it, an inquiring doubt such kind of doubt that sought to as Thomas’ expands, deepbelieve. It was a “…seekto page 9 ing doubt, a doubt that

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share with you our dear Bishop’s pastoral letter for the Diocese of Dumaguete concerning our current situation in the country now. Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Religious, and Lay Brothers and Sisters: The DIOCESE OF DUMAGUETE expresses profound concern over the recent alarming statements relative to the Priests, the MSGR. GAMMY D. Church, accounts from the Bible, and TULABING JCD, PC God himself. We articulate chored only on God is treour sadness because the mendously shaken. We also statements hit the core of know that many are painour faith and have hurt us in fully wrestling with high one and many ways. We prices of basic commodicall on the community of the ties, rising unemployment faithful believers: to stand rate, unresolved killings reunited in our love for the lated with drugs. And, alChurch and for God. Let us most everyday, we become take this as an opportunity innocent witnesses of fake to renew our pledge and news that step the rights and our utmost respect to the dignity of many respectable pillars of our faith: the Sa- individuals. We all share cred Scriptures, the Tradi- these same experiences and tion handed down to us by struggles. the Apostles, and t he There are those who Magisterium of t he become disappointed and Church. are deeply wounded. We We know that many are like the Apostles who are deeply troubled basi- got confused and troubled cally because their faith anto page 11

I have even numbered each hair on your head

T The authority of Jesus’ followers o into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16 Jesus told his disciples to go into all the world and tell everyone that he had paid the penalty for sin and that those who believe in him can be forgiven and live eternally with God. Do you ever feel as though you don’t have the skill or determination to be a witness for Christ? You must personally realize that Jesus rose from the dead and lives for you today. As you grow in your relationship with Christ he will give you both the opportunities and the inner strength to tell his message.

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he entire context of this promise can be found in Matthew 10:29-31... 29 “Aren’t two spar rows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will, 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. (WEB) In Matthew 10, Jesus is commissioning His disciples to go out into the world to proclaim the good news of the kingdom. Heal the sick, cast out devils and freely give what you freely receive. In the midst of His charge to go, Jesus does talk about the reality that they will encounter opposition to this message. There will even be those who will want to kill them for what they represent. But all the while, Jesus is encouraging them not to be afraid. He goes on to tell them that although sparrows are insignificant in the eyes of men, Father God always keeps a watchful eye on them. Jesus encourages His disciples that they are worth more than many sparrows, so if God watches over the birds, He will watch over them too! The source of much of our worry and anxiety is fear. Fear is rooted in a feeling that we are on our own and we have to try and manage life by ourselves. to page 12

BROTHERS KEEPER

Co-submission: secret to a healthy marriage

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im was a devout Christian trying to build his new marriage on biblical principles, and he wanted to be the “head” of the home – “The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church” (Eph. 5:23). Tim interpreted this statement to mean literally that it was his job to be the boss of his wife. And it was her job to be submissive to his demands. Tim’s wife, however, didn’t see things that way because she lived in the twentieth century, not the first. She saw herself, understandably, as an equal partner in the marriage. It never seemed to occur to Tim that in the Bible, the husband is never called to make his wife submit. The Bible doesn’t call husbands to rule over to page 12

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he Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, ”I am the bread that came down from heaven, “ and they said, ”Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ’I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered and said to them, ”Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: They shall all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”


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Thomas... (Yuzon)

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ens and energizes faith and invigorates Christian living. Why? Because such a doubt is not cynical or closed-minded, but is open to, and welcomes, God’s truth that is far too vast for our finite minds. His inquiring doubt led Thomas to make the most complete affirmation of the person of

Tons... (Sagun)

City Fire Marshal Chief Inspector Manases Bautista and Provincial Fire Marshal Mary Joy Candelario submit to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (left), Councilors Joe Kenneth Arbas and Lilani Ramon the formal request for the provision of lot as the site for the bigger fire stations. If plans do not miscarry, the new fire stations will be constructed in the government center.

No te self... (Cimagala) from page 6 God’s power can be shown on us and can benefit us, making us a better person. And while it’s true that the predicament we have can really give us some real pain and trouble, God assures us that he also gives us the grace to handle it. Let us not allow ourselves therefore to be guided only by our own feelings and our estimation of things, because these cannot appreciate the grace God is giving us. Let us then have the same reaction as St. Paul who, instead of being discouraged and depressed because of his trouble, was happy to suffer all kinds of problems because he was convinced that those problems would attract God’s greater grace and would

The keys... (Catan)

from page 6

Every moment is a door, each particle of life is a door. We just need to discover and use the right keys to open these doors. Where can we find these keys? In our hearts, in the forgotten learnings of past experiences, in our joys and sorrows, our blessings and our pain – all these contain one or more keys that can open the doors to better tomorrows.

occasion God’s power to work in him. In other words, we should just have a sporting spirit in life, because even in our bad moments and worst conditions and status, God’s powerful providence will always be at work. We need to trust in God’s ways. Let us not waste time lamenting and complaining even as we try to sort out and solve our predicaments. But let us not forget that no matter how much we try to handle our predicaments, a time will come when we just cannot handle them humanly. In the end, we are going to die, and with that there is no more human solution. But if we trust in God’s providence, our very death can be the transition to our eternal life of bliss with our Father God, from whom we came and to whom we belong in a most intimate way, as in living in communion with him and with everybody else. Again, let’s be game in life. Let’s not be afraid of anything. Let us just focus on what we are supposed to do, that is, doing a lot of good, giving love to everybody, consuming ourselves in that effort since by losing our life here on earth, we gain the life eternal. We should avoid falling into self-pity, discouragement, despair…

Ways... (Somera) from page 6 return calmly to your phrase. Ideally, you’ll continue the exercise for 10 to 20 minutes, but even five minutes of deep relaxation can leave you calm and refreshed. Place a clock nearby if you need to keep track of time – don’t set an alarm. And when you are finished, sit quietly for a minute before resuming the day. * Paced respiration: Start by inhaling slowly. As you exhale, say the number “five” silently to yourself. Breaths should be deep enough to cause the belly to expand fully. After pausing briefly, take another slow breath, and think “four” as you exhale. Continue at your own pace, counting down to one. Practice this for 10 to 15 minutes in the morning and gain in the evening. * Repetitive activities: You don’t always have to sit quietly to evoke the relaxation response. You can do it while walking, jogging, playing a musical into page 10

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from page 7 As to the timber, it was essential in carrying out the civil and religious building program of the island. Large quantities of lumber were shipped to Manila and Iloilo. Unfortunately, logging went on without any plan whatever, so that deforestation in Northern Negros was terrible.

Christ when he confessed, “My Lord and my God.” The importance of inquiring doubt or a doubt that seeks to believe is evident in one important practical way. One who journeys from doubt to faith has better chances of having a clearer understanding of what he/ she affirms. In the process of rigorous questioning, he/ she could identify and separate liberating truth from falsehood. Hundreds of years ago Christians used the Bible to argue that the earth was flat and that it was the center of the universe. Copernicus doubted that theory. He then embarked on a rigorous scientific study that proved that the earth is round and that it is not the center even of our solar system –the Milky Way. Thomas’ inquiring doubt makes us less vulnerable to falsehood masquerading as truth. It guards us

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Dry riverbeds

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an I own the dried riverbeds adjacent my house? No. A dried up riverbed is owned by the State and is not an alienable land hence it cannot be owned by the riparian owner even after occupying it for a long period of time. principle that an unregisIs there a difference tered land purchased by the between accretion and a registered owner of the addried river bed? joining land, does not, by Yes. Accretion is the extension, become ipso gradual and imperceptible facto registered land. deposit made through the What happens to the effects of the current of the dried up riverbeds? water on the land adjacent to the banks of rivers. It is Rivers and their beds different from a dried up are properties of public doriver bed. Pursuant to Ar- minion pursuant to Article ticle 457 of the New Civil 502 (1) of the Civil Code Code, the riparian owner and the same is true even if has a right over an accre- there is no longer water tion but not on a dried river flowing over it unless there bed. is a law expressly providDoes the owner auto- ing that the riverbeds are to matically become the owner belong to specific persons. of the land attached to their In the case of Republot through accretion? lic of the Philippines v No. The accretion Santos (G.R. No. 160453 does not automatically be- November 12, 2012) the come a registered land un- Supreme Court is clear a der the riparian owner’s dried up riverbed is not acname simply because the cretion. The process of dryland where it was attached ing up of a river to form dry to is covered by a Torrens land involved the recession title. This is similar to the of the water level from the

Atty. Karissa TolentinoMaxino river banks, and the driedup land did not equate to accretion, which was the gradual and imperceptible deposition of soil on the river banks through the effects of the current. In accretion, the water level did to page 11


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Sinophobia... (Romero) from page 6 Many became gardeners supplying vegetables to towns but many more went into retailing and money lending. The Chinese soon dominated the cash-crop economy of the provinces, which their descendants do to this day. Chinese investors also invested in land, especially in Luzon, leasing large acreage of friar lands, which they subleased to tenants. Jose Rizal’s family,

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strument or carrying out simple repetitive tasks such as knitting. Yoga, meditation and repetitive prayer are other ways to put you in this healthful frame of mind.

which had Chinese roots, was one of these. More acreage was accumulated by Chinese mestizos like the Cojuangcos of Tarlac, who were moneylenders and were quick to take over lands whose tenants defaulted on loans. In the late 19th century Chinese immigration wit h official approval steadily increased to participate more actively in the economic and social life of the nation. Today, they dominate sectors of the economy and are increasingly more participative in the politics of the country. Sometimes, we forget that the parents of the Henry Sys, Lucio Tans, John Gokongweis, Andrew Tans et al. came from the mainland China. Is there a need

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for China to invade us now when their descendants are doing very well in the country and even investing in the mainland? False illusions On the home front, our leaders are having a difficult time solving the pesky poverty problem and accomplishing development goals not because of lack of competence or industry but due to endogenous factors — political, social and economic dissidence, corruption and poor governance which have conspired to

make this country’s forward momentum extremely difficult. Since it is a given that public policy, executive initiatives and congressional enactments seem inutile in increasing levels of productivity income and employment in the country, our public officials are now turning to constitutional and legal means to solve the unsolvable. Tinkering with the Constitution is a favorite target despite the fact that the Malolos, Marcos and Cory to page 11


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New City Highway Patrol COP assumes The newly installed Chief of the Provincial Highway Patrol Team Sr. Insp. Silvestre Cenia (left) meets with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and assured him of his full cooperation to the city’s quest to improve road safety. Cenia replaces Sr. Insp. Robelito Mariano, who is now in Ilo-ilo province. With Cenia are: P03 Bayani Publico and SP02 Aurelio Bodo.

Sinophobia... (Romero) from page 10 constitutions failed to improve the lives of our people. Now we want to change the government from a Manila-centric unitary form of government to a federal system, which is supposed to be the magic potion to solve all the ills of the country. The rationale given for the change of government is the concept of imperial Manila — a mantra that has actually gained traction because local government units have been deprived of funds.

Dry... (Tolentino) from page 9 not recede and was more or less maintained. Based from this ruling, it follows that settlers in a lot adjacent to dried riverbeds cannot own these lands; they cannot build fences on it and settle in the same for they will eventually be considered as squatters subject to ejectment by the government.

Thomas... (Yuzon)

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against gullibility. It “tests all spirits,” motivates us to be satisfied with nothing but the truth that truly sets us free. It enables faith to suspend judgment and decisions until it has credible reasons or bases for believing and trusting. As the poet Alfred Tennyson aptly put it, “There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half of the creeds of Christendom.”

Well, that might have been the case before the Supreme Court recently declared that local government units in the computation of the Internal Revenue Allotments (IRA) must include all taxes collected by the national government and not just “internal revenue taxes.” With this landmark decision the highest court of the land beat the government to the draw by implementing the constitutional mandate of decentralization and devolution. When implemented, the LGUs can no longer claim that they are starved of funds, nor will it be necessary for them from now on to beg their coprovincianos — the members of Congress who actually have the power of the purse and have prevented the implementation of the constitutional mandate for fiscal devolution because of the fear of losing their power over the provinces. My fear is that in the planning and implementation of national goals, federal states will produce too many cooks who will spoil the broth. As someone who has worked in the crafting of national development plans at the national regional and local levels, we can honestly say that without the NEDA and the Regional Development Councils, which may be done away with by the federal states, it would be chaotic with horses pulling in several different directions only to produce an illdesigned development quilt. Another myth is the BBL, which is supposed to

be the cure-all for all the ills that plague the Muslim communities in Mindanao. When you come to think of it, you wonder what the illustrious leadership of the Muslims in the past at the height of their influence in government did to alleviate the plight of their brother Muslims. Of course, we know that the Ampatuans who controlled Maguindanao economically and politically, did nothing except enrich themselves in office. But how about the Rasuls, Alontos, Pendatuns, Tamanos who occupied the highest offices in the land? As far as I can recall, these personalities who graced the upper chamber could have done so much to improve the living conditions of the Muslims. It took the initiatives of the guerilleros like Murad and Jaafar to bring to the nation the problems of the Muslim after waging a long drawn-out war against the government. Are we to believe now that leaving the reins of the regional government in the hands of these ex-guerrillas, better trained in war than in peace, suddenly convert Mindanao into the promised land after centuries of neglect by their own leaders? I jolly well hope so. In the meantime, let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Christians...

abounds in everything. We love God so dearly and we (Tulabing) from page 7 are severely hurt that he is when Jesus was taken to utterly disrespected. Faced face the final battle of his life by this challenge, however, (ref. Mark 14:50). Today, we call on everyone to stay we grapple with a situation calm. Let us respond to this that has slowly divided our test equipped with our comsense of communion. In fact, mitment to know, to love, many have learned to drone to live, and to share our mean words even in ordi- faith in Christ (DPA 2018 nary circumstances. This is mission) who redeemed us no longer reflective of our through his Cross and resvalues and it creates a purely urrection. Following the CBCP divisive atmosphere. If we call, we have to be prudent allow this behaviour to perin the management of this vade, sooner or later, we situation. Yes we are sad. will come to realize that in Yes, in many ways, we are the end, we will be at a hurt. However, we are loss…all of us. That is why, before that happens, let us Christians and on that note, make a careful and pro-ac- let us not assuage our hurt by hurting others who tive response. Let it be known that caused us our pain. Let us, the God of our faith is a God instead, continue to serve of wisdom and love whose the Church with renewed generosity to his people, fervour heeding the call for to page 12 through Jesus Christ,

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

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aria Gloria MacaraegMacapagal Arroyo CYC (born  April  5,  1947) [2] is a Filipino professor and politician serving as the current Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, making her the first woman to hold the position. [3] She  previously  served  as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010, as the 10th Vice President of the Philippines from  1998  to  2001,  as  the deputy speaker of the 17th Congress from 2016 to 2017, and a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd Districtof Pampanga since 2010. She was the country’s second female president (after Corazon Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal. Arroyo is also the first duly elected female Vice President of the Philippines. Arroyo was a former tation of President Corazon professor of economics Aquino. After serving as a at At eneo de Manila senator from 1992 to 1998, University where eventual she was elected to the vice President Benigno Aquino p r e s i d e n c y   u n d e r III was one of her students. President Joseph Estrada, She entered government in despite having run on an 1987, serving as assistant opposing ticket. After Estrada was acsecretary and cused of corruption, she reundersecret ary of signed her cabinet position the Department of Trade as Secretary of Social Weland Industry upon the invi-

Atty. Francisco D. Yap

fare and Development and joined the growing opposition to the president, who faced impeachment. Estrada was soon forced out from office by the Second EDSA Revolution in  2001,  and Arroyo was sworn into the presidency by Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. on January 20. She was elected to a full six-year presidential term in the controversial 2004 Philippine elections, and was sworn in on June 30, 2004. Following her presidency, she was elected to the House of Representatives, making her the second Philippine president—after José P. Laurel—to pursue a lower office after their presidency. to page 12


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Intense debate on boulevard rehab YOUR WELLNESS Councilors Lilani Ramon and Joe Kenneth Arbas show to Councilor Miguel Agustin Perdices the perspective of the planned P 34.7 million rehabilitation and improvement of the Rizal Boulevard for shoreline protection and installation of box culverts to drain treated water. Included in the discussion is the proposed construction of the bridge traversing Banica River connecting Barangays Taclobo and Bagacay amounting to P45.3 million. Despite their pleas members of the minority Councilors Perdices, Jose Victor Imbo, Manuel Sagabarria and Liga ng mga Barangay President Dione Amores abstained from voting on the projects. Councilor Estanislao Alviola was absent.

Christians... (Tulabing) from page 11 us to become renewed servant-leaders for the new evangelization. Hence, on bended knees: *let us pray for our country and our government leaders: that the light of Jesus may lead them in all their endeavours as to honour God in word and deed the way he deserves; *that the challenges we face may not cause us to clash but make us reflect, change if ever, and unite as people with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; *that Christian families may take an active role in rearing their kids and the

young to be law-abiding and faithful to the Lord; *that our love for God and the Church may take form in the service we render to the truly downtrodden and needy; *that the poor may be comforted in all their needs and that we may see, through them, Jesus forsaken and abandoned; *that families of victims of killings may be consoled with the assurances of justice and concrete support; *that all of us may always take refuge in prayer and meet God in the silence of our contemplation, and that, together we may grow

spiritually mature as social individuals responsive to the needs of our time by organizing prayer groups, by seeking out the truth, and by enlightening others about that truth based on sound teachings. Brothers and sisters in Christ in the DIOCESE OF DUMAGUETE, let us stay calm and focused in the midst of this volatile situation. It is a time for us to renew our faith in God and our love for the Church. That is our moral responsibility as Christians. Even if we are hurt, we have to

maintain our Christian identity and pray more those who hurt us. Did not Jesus say: pray for those who persecute you? (ref. Matthew 5:44). Now is the time for us to live that command. Finally, let us pray for peace and healing and for the resolution of our problems as a nation and as a community of the Lord. Let us always overcome the challenges that beset us by doing good as modern disciples of Jesus. May the God of love and life generously bless us in every way. Mary, mother of God, pray for us and lead us to Jesus always. Amen.

1-hectare donation for tech-voc school

The HEIRSof the late Dr. Agaton Pal donate a one-hectare lot adjacent to Batinguel Elementary School for a vocational school according to his last will. Present during the signing ceremony (left-right) were Assistant Schools Division Supt. Neri Ojastro, Councilor Ramon, Supt. Luminarias, School Principal Barsilisa B. Patrimonio, Mayor Remollo, Primeparis G. Pal and journalist Alex Pal. The Tuesday event was witneseed by hundreds of grateful pupils, parents and teachers.

By Calvin Trent

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New relationship... ably going to be jealous or worried that your partner is cheating on you. You’ll probably look around for others that might be interested in your partner. Make sure that you have trust in your partner by discussion and honesty. If they really care about you, they’re not going to cheat on you. If they can’t discuss it then maybe they’re not the right one for you. 3. Social Media Spying A lot of people in new relationships will pay close attention to their partners through social media and dating sites. You might upset your partner if they catch you checking out their page — unless you both talk about it and agree. Again, you have to put the mistrust behind you. If your partner is going to leave, they’re going to leave either way. Trust them — or get out of the relationship before it is too late. 4. When you have new relationship anxiety, you will tend to give off mixed signals. It probably won’t even be something that you mean to do. You might not even really notice it at first. One minute you will have a warm and inviting personality and the next thing you know, you will be distant and cold to your new partner. You need to keep an eye on your emotions and stop yourself. 5. Anxiety can be created because you constantly sit around and worry about future events that may never even take place! This nagging in the back of your mind might turn into anger. You might snap at your partner or start arguments. You need to learn to block out these kinds of thought and learn to focus your mind on other things. Maybe take up a hobby, read a book, or go for a walk. Talk to your most experienced and mature family and friends. Lots of people are not in a relationship and very happy. And only a percentage of people in relationships after a long period of time are truly happy —- most are lucky to be content. Just be the best person that you can be and don’t worry about it so much if you are single!

BROTHERS KEEPER

Co-submission... from page 7 their wives but to renounce the desire to be master. Out of reverence for Christ , husbands should be the first to honor and respect their wives. A healthy marriage is built on a mutual desire to submit one’s needs to the other. Without mutual submission, every marriage will eventually father. The key is understanding that submission is a twoway street in marriage. – Les Parrott Submitting doesn’t mean that you tolerate abuse or neglect. – Barbarra Rainey Character check Our first calling in life is to submit ourselves to God. But he has given us to each other to show us what submission really costs. Ask yourself if you’re submitted to your husband.

from page 7 Jesus encourages us to not fear because we are not on our own. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us and is in control of our lives. He even has taken the time to number each one of the hairs on our heads! What attention to detail! What involvement in our lives! We have nothing to fear when the God of the universe is for us and is so intimately involved in our lives. Knowing the Father’s love for us will not necessarily shield us from heartache, pain and suffering because Jesus did tell us that in the world we will have trouble. However, in the midst of all our struggles, He promises that perfect love will cast out all fear from our hearts (1 John 4:18). May each one of us go deeper into our Father’s love today, knowing that our worth to Him is far more than many sparrows.


August 12, 2018 NOTICE

LET THE BIBLE SPEAK

Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Spouses Primitivo Grefalde and Sansa De Grefalde namely: Leticia G. Paulican; Norma G. Quillope; Primitivo P. Grefalde, Jr.; Sofia P. Grefalde; Marissa G. Taypen; Rodolfo P. Grefalde; Alma Mae C. Valdez hereinafter referred to as the Vendor and Spouses Miloge A. Jabel and Juvenal Jabel hereinafter referred to as the Vendee have executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement and Absolute Sale over a parcel of land to wit: TCT T-24543, Lot No. 1905-B-1, of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-014689, being a portion of Lot 1905-B (LRC) Psd-93064, situated in the Barrio of Tubtubon, Municipalilty of Sibulan, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 1985, Sibulan Cadastre; on the SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 1905_B-2; on the SW., along line 4-1 being a portion of Lot 1905B-2 (right of way), both of the subdivision plan; on the NW., along line 1-2 by Road. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan being S. 52 deg. 16’E., 418.02 m. from BLLM No. 6, Sibulan Cadastre; thence N. 17 deg. 15’ E., 38.63 m. to point 2; thence S. 76 deg. 07’ E., 37.00 m to point 3; thence S. 15 deg. 19’ W., 35.55 m. to point 4; thence N. 80 deg. 37’ W., 38.51 m. to the point of beginning; containing an area of One Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Four (1,394) Square Meters more or less, acknowledged before Atty. Kim P. Diocos, per Doc No. 436, Page No. 89, Book No. XXVII; Series of 2017.

ew Testament Bible Baptist Church located in Pulantubig Near Mag Say Say Elementary School in the Captain T. Amores Estate. We would like to Invite you to our Services each Sunday at 9 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. For Information Ring 09059593638. We live in a troubled world. It seems there are problems where ever you Go. If you follow the news, there is not a bright picture and it is sometimes very discouraging. We hear talk about a Prosperity Gospel where if you come to Jesus, there will be no problems, or physical problems but you will be healthy, wealthy and problem free. Jesus said in John 16:33 “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have Overcome the world..” Read the book of Job in the Old Testament and see how he did in many testings and trials. God takes the Christian through hard times to find out what is in their heart. That is, if you really love God or not. Christians are like soldiers going out to world but to be a strong Christian, you must be tested. James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life…” Vs. 13“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God:..” Vs. 14 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed” Vs. 15 “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” testing can be of God when you are taken through a time when God will find out if you really love Him. Testing can be when temptations come to be drawn away from God and His word. Job was tested but read Job 42 and see how God blessed him. King David was tested with being idle and looking at a woman and then having a relationship with her. Both were tested but King David allowed Satan to draw him away from what was right.Man needs to turn from his sin and accept the Lord Jesus as personal Savior. Man can Live right and do right if he will have God’s spirit inside him and depend on the strength Of God. Turn today to the Lord Jesus and depend on His word for Eternal Life.

The Negros Chronicle August 5, 12 & 19, 2018

for Lease

BODEGA Ideal for soring stock. Bantayan, concrete road, fully fenced lot, all concrete Good parking space, with 24/7 resident guard

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Negros Oriental Municipality of Basay

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Harold Arvin E. Apostol has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “Arvin E. Apostol” to “Harold Arvin E. Apostol” in the birth certificate of Arvin E. Apostol who was born on 10 March 1974 at Basay, Negros Oriental and whose parents are Henry Apostol and Melba Espinosa. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than (sgd) PLUTARCO V. VALENCIA , JR. Municipal Civil Registrar The Negros Chronicle August 5 & 12, 2018

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TIRAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 64 Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental MARIA EVANELIZA T. CLOMA-LUCERO, Petitioner, SP. PROC. NO. 18-01-L -versusTHE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LA LIBERTAD, NEGROS ORIENTAL, AND ALL PERSONS/ENTITIES WHO/WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED THEREBY, FOR: CANCELLATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF MARIA EVANELIZA TANILON CLOMA WITH Respondents REGISTRY NO. 801 X-------------------------/ ORDER In a verified petition, the petitioner, through counsel, Atty. Ma. Sheryl L. Maslog, seeks to correct and change the name of child from MERCEDITA to MARIA EVANELIZA and to order the respondent, the Municipal Civil Registrar of La Libertad, Negros Oriental to CANCEL the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner bearing Registry No. 801. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, le this case be set for hearing on October 2, 2018 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any person(s) having or claiming interest under the entries sought to be cancelled may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last day of publication of the Order, file his opposition thereto. At the expense of the petitioner, let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a weeks for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Solicitor General and the Local Civil Registrar of La Libertad, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 4th day of June, 2018, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (sgd) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle August 5, 12 & 19, 2018

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE 1st Floor, E. J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES against SPS. EPIFANIO GALINDO P. SADANG II and MELVE LORENSELA D. SADANG, with residence and postal address at EBJ Tenorio Apartment #1 Villa Mariano Locsin Street, Taclobo, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 25, 2018 amounts to TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX & 04/100 (Php2,767,936.04), excluding/including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees, and cost of this foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy, will sell at public auction on October 15, 2018 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. to 4:00 o’clock P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Hall of Justice Building, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following property of the mortgagors, including all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 109-2015000695 “A parcel of land (Lot 1, Block 2, of the consolidation-subdivision plan PCS-07-006065, being a portion of the consolidation of Lots 5869 and 4756 both of Dumaguete Cadastre (Cad 96) and 6104-B, PSD-07-081233, LRC Record No. 142 situated in the Barrio of Candau-ay, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros, containing an area of One Hundred Seventy-Five (175) Square Meters, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 22, 2018. Dumaguete City, Philippines, July 19, 2018. (SGD) MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff RTC Negros Oriental (SGD) BOBBY F. MIRANDA Sheriff IV, RTC Branch 32 The Negros Chronicle August 5, 12 & 19, 2018

River Front Inn: for Sale or Lease The building was constructed in year 2000 and it has 2 stories in mix residential-commercial: with 7 rooms in the 2nd floors with two (2) rooms with a/c – separate toilet-bath and 5 rooms with electric fan with common toilets-bath, while in the first floor with 3 large bedrooms with common toilet and kitchen for the owner and another 2 extra rooms with toilet-bath. The front of the building could accommodate 5-6 cars which is facing National Highway and the back of the building facing Buenavista St. and Bayawan Emergency Hospital can park 3-4 cars. (building is just 2 minutes away from motor vehicle office-LTC and 4 minutes away from Bayawan Emergency Hospital, PNB, Land Bank, St. Augustine Academy and Roman Catholic Church, Old City Hall)

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August 12, 2018 Agencia De Exquisite of Dumaguete,Inc. Cor. Ma. Cristina & San Jose Sts., Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-1062 All unredeemed and unrenewed pawn item for the month of FEBRUARY 2018 will be disposed by way of auction sale on AUGUST 18, 2018 at 10am-5pm at our business office.

Exquisite Pawnshop & Jewelry Inc.Tanjay Branch Magallanes St., Tanjay City Tel. No. 415-3070 All unredeemed and unrenewed pawn item for the month of FEBRUARY 2018 will be disposed by way of auction sale on AUGUST 18, 2018 at 10am-5pm at our business office.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 64 Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental IN RE: APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF RESIDENTIAL LOT UNDER OPERATION OF P.D. 1529, CAD. CASE NO. 06-10-G

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.(DAKE)

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, You Who make me see everything and showed Me the way to reach my ideals, You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me, and You who are in all instances of my life with me. I want to thank You for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter who the great material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory. Amen. (BNV)

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Joven N. Diego namely: Jovita N. Diego; Panfilo P. Diego Sr.; Azucena D. Laspiñas; Jessie N. Diego; Panfilo N. Diego, Jr.; Ana Maria N. Diego; Marilyn B. Diego; Ben Jofil B. Diego; and Jaymar B. Diego have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Undertaking with Special Power of Attorney over a property to wit: Deposits at Land Bank of the Philippines, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental in the amount of One-Hundred Forty Two Thousand Five Hundred Eleven and Fifty-One Centavos (Php 142,511.51) under the Account No. 0296-2452-91 and Eight Hundred Sixty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Pesos and Forty-Two Centavos (Php 862,530.42) under the Account No. 0296-1869-45, acknowledged before Atty. Candice Dale S. Gonzalez, Notary Public, per Doc. No. 42, Page No. 10, Book No. I, Series of 2018. The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch IV Twin Arcade Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items (gadget only) will be auctioned on August 15, 2018 at 9:00 am at this office.

for Lease

BODEGA Ideal for soring stock. Bantayan, concrete road, fully fenced lot, all concrete Good parking space, with 24/7 resident guard

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Eubano Garsula Ramos namely: Rosalia Narciso Ramos; Florence Ramos Trigo; Eugene Ray N. Ramos; Euni N. Ramos; Raelyn Ramos Chiu; Rena Ramos Sevilla hereinafter referred to as the Vendors and Seth Japheth K. Estorco hereinafter referred to as the Vendee have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs and Deed of Absolute Sale over a parcel of land to wit: Tax Declaration No. 2017-08-0001-00438, a residential land situated at Poblacion, Jimalalud, Negros Oriental. On the North bounded: R. Ramos; on the East: bounded by F. Ramos; on the South, bounded by S. Yapsangco; and on the West, bouned by Ma. Nieves Alcantara, containing an area of 73.66 square meters, acknowledged before Atty. Antonio T. Estoconing per Not. Reg. NO. 9623, Page No. 98, Book No. IX, Series of 2018. The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Magdalena Alabastro namely: Marilyn C. Bucoy; Agustin M. Morano; Arlene M. Cariño; Victor M. Morano; Alejandro A. Morano; Alfredo M. Torres, Jr; Maria Antonette M. Torres; Bonifacia M. Maravillas; and Rosario M. Selorio hereinafter referred to as the Vendor and Marita G. De La Liña hereinafter referred to as the Vendee have executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portion of parcel of land to wit: OCT 2944-A, Lot 5500, Dumaguete Cadastre, LRC No. 143, situated in the Barangay of Banilad, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NW along line 1-2 by Lot 5499; on the NE along line 23 by Lot 5498; on the SE & NE along lines 3-4-5 by Lot 5501; on the SE along line 5-6 by Lot 5502; along line 6-7 by Lot 5550; and on the SW along line 7-1 by Lot 5401, all of Dumaguete Cadastre, containing a portion of an area 1,214 Square meters of Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Sixteen (12316) Square Meters, more or less, acknowledged before Atty. Rilt Renart D. Dorado, Notary Public, Per Doc. No. 425, Page No. 68, Book No. 17, Series of 2015. The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

ROLANDO NACIONAL, accompanied by his Wife PAZ ACOMPAÑADO, ALREDO A. LEONG, accompanied by his wife, LIEZL MIYATA, and ALEXIS UY, Petitioners. X--------------—--------/ ORDER A verified amended Petition/Application was filed before this Court by Petitioner-Applicants Rolando Nacional, married to Paz Acompañado-Nacional, a resident of Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental; Alredo A. Leong, married to Liezl Miyata-Leong, a resident of Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod City; and Alexis Uy, single, and a resident 164 Magallanes St., Cebu City; all of legal age, Filipinos, thru counsel, praying that the Court issue an Order directing the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental, thru the Land Registration Authority, to issue a Certificate of Title in the names of herein petitioners over that unregistered parcel of land known as Lot No. 1770, Cad. 421-D, Ap07003932 covered by Tax Declaration No. 2006-07-001-042454 located at Poblacion, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines, with an area of Two Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Four Square Meters (2394 Sq. M.) Petitioner applicants aver that the are the co-owners of the above-described Lot No. 1770 which they acquired from the heirs of Jacobo A. Aragones and the Heirs of Alipio Hernandez thru a “Deed of Absolute Sale” dated June 2, 1989. Said vendors in turn acquired said property thru a Sheriff’s Final Sale pursuant to a Decision issued in Civil Case No. 3750 entitled “Jacobo Aragones, et. al., vs. Pedro Patalinghog, et. al. by the Court of First Instance of Negros Oriental. As far as known to the applicants, the properties adjoining Lot No. 1770 and their respective owners are the following, to wit: Northwest – Heirs of Jacinto Planas, Lot No. 1775 (Cad. 421-D, identical plan Psu, 421-D); on the NorthEast – Heirs of Federico Estorco (Lot 1773, Cad. 421-D and Virgie Chua Lim (Lot 1769, Cad. 421-D, identical to plan Psu30372); on the SouthEast – Paterno Street; and on the SouthWest – Heirs of Gliceria Konahap (Lot No. 1771 Cad. 421, identified in plan Psu-124376). That Lot No. 1770 was originally surveyed for Pedro Patalinghog on April 11, 1970 by Geodetic Engineer Flameto Baring and the Advance Plan on July 8, 2003 and approved on April 5, 2005. The Blue Print Plan and its technical description are attached to the petition. Said Lot No. 1770 has been in the actual possession of petitioner Rolando Nacional with the consent of the other two petitioners. Copies of the petition have been furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Negros Oriental, the Office of the City Mayor, Guihulngan City; the Office of the Barangay Chairman, Poblacion, Guihulngan City; the District Office of the Office of the Department of Agrarian Reform, Bantayan, Dumaguete City; The Register of Deeds of the Province of Negros Oriental and the Land Registration Authority, Quezon City. WHEREFORE, finding the amended petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. Set the initial hearing of this case on February 19, 2019 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Petitioners are directed to furnish copies of the petition to all persons named in their petition and show proof of their receipt thereof. Petitioners are likewise directed to furnish copies of their petition to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Land Registration Authority and to the Register of Deeds of the Province of Negros Oriental. Any interested party may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published at the petitioner’s expense, in a newspaper of general circulation, in the Province of Negros Oriental, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The same should also be published in the Official Gazette, once a week for three consecutive weeks. The Court Sheriff is likewise directed to post copes of this Order at the entrance door of this Court and in the bulletin boards of the barangay hall of Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, the City Hall of Guihulngan City, and the Capitol Building of the Province of Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. June 28, 2018, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (SGD) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle July 29, August 5 & 12, 2018

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs Spouses Caridad and Eliseo Calma, Sr. namely: Gerardo Calma represented by Gerry Mar Calma and Pearl Do Neth Calma; Nelson Calma represented by Renel June Calma, Cynthia Calma-Aguilar and Almira Calma-Cuevas; Richenda Calma-Aromin; Eliseo Calma, Jr.; Jeremias Calma; Narisa Calma; Wenona Dolores Calma-Flores; Higinio Jesus Calma; Antonieta Calma-Rosales have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the Late Caridad Calma with Waiver of Right and Memorandum of Agreements as to Other Lots over a parcel of land to wit: Lot No. 84 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-845; Lot No. 85 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7-844; Lot No. 86 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7-843; Lot No 87 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7-842; Lot No. 88 PLS- 146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7-872; Lot No. 89 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7-908; Lot No. 90 PLS-146 under Tax Declaration No. 2018-7950; acknowledged before Arnel O. Vivar, Notary Public, per Doc. No. 199, Page No. 40, Book No. XV, Series of 2018. The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

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Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Magdalena Alabastro namely: Marilyn C. Bucoy; Agustin M. Morano; Arlene M. Cariño; Victor M. Morano; Alejandro A. Morano; Alfredo M. Torres, Jr; Maria Antonette M. Torres; Bonifacia M. Maravillas; and Rosario M. Selorio hereinafter referred to as the Vendor and Marita G. De La Liña hereinafter referred to as the Vendee have executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portion of parcel of land to wit: OCT 2944-A, Lot 5500, Dumaguete Cadastre, LRC No. 143, situated in the Barangay of Banilad, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NW along line 1-2 by Lot 5499; on the NE along line 2-3 by Lot 5498; on the SE & NE along lines 3-4-5 by Lot 5501; on the SE along line 5-6 by Lot 5502; along line 6-7 by Lot 5550; and on the SW along line 7-1 by Lot 5401, all of Dumaguete Cadastre, containing a portion of an area 1,427 Square meters of Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Sixteen (12316) Square Meters, more or less, acknowledged before Atty. Rilt Renart D. Dorado, Notary Public, Per Doc. No. 211, Page No. 44, Book No. 18, Series of 2015.

Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Magdalena Alabastro namely: Marilyn C. Bucoy; Agustin M. Morano; Arlene M. Cariño; Victor M. Morano; Alejandro A. Morano; Alfredo M. Torres, Jr; Maria Antonette M. Torres; Bonifacia M. Maravillas; and Rosario M. Selorio hereinafter referred to as the Vendor and Marita G. De La Liña hereinafter referred to as the Vendee have executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portion of parcel of land to wit: OCT 2944-A, Lot 5500, Dumaguete Cadastre, LRC No. 143, situated in the Barangay of Banilad, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NW along line 1-2 by Lot 5499; on the NE along line 2-3 by Lot 5498; on the SE & NE along lines 3-4-5 by Lot 5501; on the SE along line 5-6 by Lot 5502; along line 6-7 by Lot 5550; and on the SW along line 7-1 by Lot 5401, all of Dumaguete Cadastre, containing a portion of an area of 200 Square meters of Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Sixteen (12316) Square Meters, more or less, acknowledged before Atty. Rilt Renart D. Dorado, Notary Public, Per Doc. No. 212, Page No. 44, Book No. 18, Series of 2015.

The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

The Negros Chronicle August 12, 19 & 26, 2018

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region BRANCH 01 Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF ALLOWANCE (PROBATE) OF WILL OF TESTATOR GRACE TROPA GOZO, (par. 2, Section 1, Rule 76), GRACE T. GOZO Petitioner, SP. PROC. NO. 18-1744 X----------------------x ORDER A verified petition for probate of will of testator Grace Tropa Gozo was filed by petitioner on June 7, 2018. That petitioner is 86 years old, Filipino, widow and a resident of Barangay San Miguel, Iligan City; that she is the registered owner of the following properties: Parcel 1 – Lot 7, Block 4 of the subdivision plan Psd-41760, located at Iligan City, covered by TCT No. T50,010 (a.f), with an area of 115.34 square meters, market value of P98,396.55; Parcel 2 – Lot 1-B, Psd-10-041983, portion of Lot 1, Block 4, Psd-50627, located in Tibanga now San Miguel, Iligan City with an area of 136 square meters, covered by TCT No. T-155-2015000464, market value of P45,165.93, with Tax Dec. No. 16-0029-0674; Parcel 3 – Lot 403, BGSS 07-03-000029, situated in Barangay Poblacion, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, with an area of 229 square meters, covered by TCT No. 103-20170000277, with market value of P149,500.00, under Tax Dec. No. 12017-20-0001-03659; Parcel 4 – Lot 402, BGSS 07-06-000029 situated at Barangay Poblacion Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, with an area of 461 square meters, with market value of P229,000.00, covered by Tax Dec. 2017-20-0001-02564. Parcel 5 – PSU037-06-002-956 located in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, with an area of 2,194 square meters, under TCT No. PT-6976, with market value of 200,880.00, per Tax Dec. No. 2017-20-0001-01558; Parcel 6 – Lot 5026, PLS 659-D, located in BONDO Siaton, Negros Oriental with an area of 24,776 square meters, under Tax Dec. No. 2017-15-000-00556. That on May, 2018, petitioner executed a WILL AND TESTAMENT with three Testamentary Witnesses and attested according to law and the Rules of Court; that she is not suffering from any legal impediment to execute a Will and Testament, and she is of sound mind, and free from undue influence or pressure of whatever kind from anyone at the time she executed it; that she is the widow of the late Alfredo Gozo who died on November 6, 1988 and the following are her heirs to be notified of this petition: a) CHONA DALE GOZO ISBERTO; b) DEVEY JUNE T. GOZO and c) LEMUEL EDGAR T. GOZO who are all of legal age and residents of 0005 Northgate Street, San Miguel, Iligan City, where they could be served with notices; that she desires to probate her will during her lifetime, authorized under the second paragraph of Sec. 1 of Rule 76 of the Revised Rules on Civil Procedure; that her Will and Testament is attested to by two competent witnesses with their respective addresses; and that publication is not required as the Testator herself files the petition (Section 3, par. 2, Rule 76); that pursuant to second paragraph of Sec. 4, Rule 76, only her compulsory heirs to be notified by this petition, during lifetime of Testator. That petitioner prays that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered APPROVING, PROBATING, AND Allowing her attached WILL AND TESTAMENT. WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of this petition on August 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. RTC, Branch 01, Hall of Justice, Iligan City. On said time, place and date set for hearing, any or all interested parties may appear and show cause why the petition will not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan and the Province of Negros Oriental once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. Furnish copy of this order together with copy of the petition to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati, City; and the Office of the City Prosecutor, Iligan City. SO ORDERED. Given this 24th day of June, 2018 at Iligan City, Philippines. (SGD) ALI M. BALINDONG Acting Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle July 29, Aug. 5 & 12, 2018


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SSS-unsettled loans By Roi Lomotan

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he chief of Social Security System (SSS)Dumaguete Branch is encouraging SSS members who have overdue unsettled loans to avail the agency’s Loan Restructuring Program (LRP). SSS-Dumaguete Branch Head Elisa Llavan reminded SSS members under their coverage areas that her office is still accepting applications for LRP, at least until October 1, 2018. Llavan explained that the LRP is like a condonation program wherein penalty fees are waived and the SSS members with standing loan balances will only have to pay the principal amount and the interest rates under a restructured term.

PHIL. RETIREMENT AUTHORITY marketing executives explain how Dumaguete is awarded the 2018 Best Retirement –Friendly city. They are guests at CROSSTALK radio show at DYEM Fm BI RADIO: Milo Tria, head of satellite opening dept; MA. Anna Kristina Navera, public information officer and Mervin Magbuhat, marketing manager of Phil. Reitrement Authority.

Dumaguete tops anew

United Nations and the World Health Organization. The PRA records 374 accredited foreign retirees in Dumaguete By Leandria Pagunsan mostly Caucasians and umaguete City Chief of Police (COP) PSUPT Europians. PRA has accredited Jonathan Pineda calls for the participation of the community especially barangay offi- 56,432 retiree members cials to support the Philippine National Police (PNP) nationwide from countries like China, Korea, India, in crime prevention. Japan, Pineda revealed in the recent Kapihan sa PIA fo- Taiwan, rum on Community Partnership in Public Safety and Hongkong, US, Germany, Development in observance of July as Police Com- Australia and Britain. There are 374 remunity Relations Month, that crimes cannot be solved by the police force alone, without the support of the tiree-PRA members in community. Citing the spate of killings that are hap- Negros Oriental, 225 of pening in the city which is mostly related to illegal them are in Dumaguete drugs, Pineda explained that when police operatives City. They admitted that respond to a crime they directly connect with people in the community for data and information gathering over a thousand more at least, are not officially on the description and whereabouts of perpetrators. registered and just came in on their own. The PRA executives (see photo on jumps) urged alien retirBy Roi Lomotan ees to register with t the he Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief PRA for more privileges here expressed commitment to deputize po and amenities. Mayor Remollo oflice officers as LTO agents to help reduce the volume of traffic - related accidents and violations fered PRA a desk in the city tourism office for in the city and in the province. LTO - Dumaguete District Chief Alberta Janine convenience of retirees. Lawas stressed she is pushing for the deputation of PRA has four satellite ofin Davao, policemen but they must first undergo a three-day re- fices fresher course. PSupt. Jonathan Pineda, Dumaguete Clark,Cebu and Baguio. City Police Station chief cited that traffic - related Another one will soon be accidents ranked the highest among other factors that opened in Dumaguete. The country’s precontribute to the total crime volume in the city. mier authority in the international retiree options selected Dumaguete City as the most retirement friendly locality in the enresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the tire country based on the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) standards for older perAct, which forms part of the common legisla- sons set by the United tive agenda of the Legislative-Executive Develop- Nations and World Health ment Advisory Council (LEDAC). Organization. As we all know, the President is averse to buPhilippine Retirereaucratic red tape. Through PhilSys, we hope to im- ment Authority, which is prove efficiency and transparency of public services directly under the Departand promote ease of doing business. The Palace is ment of Tourism, sent a pleased that millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the team to the city, Wednesbenefits of the Philippine Identification System Act. day, to confer the distincFor the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this tion to Mayor Felipe AnAct means that he will no longer have to present multiple identification cards simply to prove his identity. This streamlining of information makes it likewise harder to commit identity theft or fraud.

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tonio Remollo for his initiatives and programs that turn the city as ideal place for retirees. In recognizing Mayor Remollo, Benvenido K. Chy, PRA General Manager said that Dumaguete ranks highly in all the international measures and criteria for the best retirement place, namely: United Nation’s Principles for Older Persons, International Living Global Retirement Index, World Health Organization City Age Friendliness Index, UNPF’ Global Age Watch Index and positive feedback from foreign retiree-members who chose to live or reside based on PRA SRRV Stat istics 2017. Mayor Remollo lauded all the stakeholders for their contribution in making this City of Gentle People the ideal place for foreign and balikbayan retirees to spend their golden years in comfort. Previously, Dumaguete was also named as one of the best places to retire abroad. PRA found t hat based on the United Nations and the World Health Organization standards Dumaguete City provides retirees with adequate and cheap food; modern and affordable medical facilities and services; secure housing; plenty of leisure and entertainment venues and choices; integration are easy for both LGBT and handicap individuals; foreigners enjoy tax exemptions for pensions; communication and internet is fast and inexpensive.

Overall public infrastructure is deemed adequate based on Western standards while the cost of transportation remains cheap. The city is relatively safe place and security is visible almost anywhere and drivers are generally law abiding and courteous

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and serious accidents are rare. But PRA expects that many more are unaccounted, hence, Mayor Remollo supports the plan setting up of a satellite desk in the City Tourism Office to enhance the assistance and proper accounting of the retiree-members.

NBI busts nude extortion-gang From page 1 money, the nude photos that were sent to them will be posted in the social media, prompting one of the girls to produce P30,000. The alleged recruiter also added the friends of the minor on facebook. The NBI agent said the girl’s mother went to the police and referred the same to the NBI. An entrapment was planned but the alleged recruiter failed to show up. Three months later, in April this year, the same Facebook handler had chats with another girl, this time, a 23-year old lady from Tanjay City. The lady-victim who refused to be identified disclosed she first refused the offer, but the alleged recruiter persisted and so she gave it a try only to discover later that she is being blackmailed that if she will not send money, her nude photos will be published in the social media for her friends to see. SI Lastimoso said the said the case was reported to DICT but the FB account was already deactivated in trying to trace the account and so it is technically difficult to look for the administrator. The public is forewarned against dealing with anybody on facebook because of possibilities they are dealing with trolls and fake accounts who might only extort money from them. SI Lastimoso stressed that if deceit and fraud can prosper in a face to face transaction, the more reason that it can prosper when its online. She also advised “lovers” not to keep nude photos of their girlfriends of boyfriends, including sex videos because when times get rough that would result to separation, the tendency is for one to take advantage of the situation. Lastimoso disclosed the NBI local office is in receipt of a number of complaints about nude photos and sex scandals of ex-girlfriends being sent to friends on facebook, or for extortion purposes and then shared by the rest, in violation of RA 9995 otherwise known as the anti-photo and video voyeurism act that was made famous by Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili. The latest victim is filing three cases against a certain Quinnie Cruz Ramos for violation of RA 9995, including RA 10175 or the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012 and grave threats under the Revised Penal Code.


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Now it’s majority issue in city council From page 2 -o0oSOLID WASTE: a waste All these years, the 90-ton daily garbage of the city remains generally un-segregated even as 70% of our garbage are “malata”, meaning, this will go back to mother earth such as food waste and dried leaves and branches. Yet, no one is effectively segregating them except for scavengers. There are a few barangay folks doing it so that’s well and good. -o0oIf majority or 70% of our garbage is malata and is still mixed with other trash in the dumpsite, you can now imagine how 70% of the garbage at dumpsite is degradable or malata that is uselessly mixed in the dumpsite. So what can you expect but a total failure of garbage disposal! -o0oIt is important therefore to segregate your garbage even

at the house level. Ideally, only non-degradable trash will be the ones to be picked up by the garbage truck. If the City plans to dump the residuals to the Bayawan dumpsite, then we should already recycle the entire malata- trash at the home level so that the garbage collectors’ job will be lighter and the people will benefit from it. Cooperation from the people should be the next agenda so everyone will know how to minimize the garbage for dumping by segregating the malata at home, having simple compost pits, or piling up used tires.

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DILG Cluster II Head Farah Diba Gentuya. Standing (left-right) Pastor Rey Miranda, City Councilors Lilani Ramon, Joe Kenneth Arbas, City Schools Division Supt. Evangel Luminarias, Atty. Nilo L. Ruperto and Jun Mark Banagua of CAC. Mayor Remollo said that the city has invested millons worth of equipment for the local police such as brand new hand held radio units, 200cc motorcycles, body cameras, bullet proof vests and drones that will greatly improve the mobility, intelligence capacity and safety of the law enforcers while ensuring that basic human rights are observed.


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Those who MOCK GOD From page 4

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about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: ’My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.’ She responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, ‘Cause Inside Here.....It’s Already Full ‘ Hours later, news came that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died. The car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surpris ingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written. In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle. Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive.... ”J-E-S-U-S” TELL EVERYONE . Jesus said:’If you are embarrassed about me, I will also be embarrassed about you before my father.’ LETS HUMBLY PRAY OUR SINNERS PRAYER Just repeat this prayer GOD MOVES. Lord Jesus, I acknowledge all my sins. Please forgive me. Thank you for dying on the Cross for me, and For rising on the Third day ’Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, Be my Lord and Savior and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus’ name. Amen.’ Pass this message to others so others also can be blessed And will join you in Heaven AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from Mar 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St.,

Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —-------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

City seeks court...

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

nary injunction based on the merits of the case with a hearing set on September 12, 2018. If allowed to proceed, a Joint Venture Company will be set up with MetroPac owning 80% while DCWD is left with just 20% share, a clear minority. However, under the proposed joint venture, the new company will takeover the operation, maintenance and expansion of wastewater treatment plant including the facilities when it is clear that both the city government and DCWD are coowners of the Septage Waste Water Treatment System and the facilities were built on land owned by the city government. In fact, the city government is responsible for managing the operation and maintenance of the septage treatment plant. Hence, it is alleged that AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive, Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

DCWD violated the property rights of the city government when it surreptitiously offered to include in the project, without consent of the latter, the operation, maintenance and expansion of the system. Furthermore, DCWD also created committees to accept unsolicited proposals, evaluation and awarding of the submitted proposals that can easily be rigged and vulnerable to collusions since the Technical Working Group and Joint Venture Selection Committee are composed of members of the Board of Directors or top officials of DCWD. Specifically, t he Technical Working Group is composed of 7 members: Esperato Dicen, the General Manager of DCWD and the Presiding Officer of the TWG, Rodrigo C. Lagahit Sr., Chairman of the BOD of AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion Pamplona, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ---------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tayasan Branch Fabugais St. Pob., Tayasan All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Basay Branch Valencia Drive Pob. Basay All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SAL E M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Robinson Branch South Road, Calindagan All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

DCWD, Atty. Rosemarie A. Rusell, a Division Manager, Atty. Cyrus C. Riconalla, a member of BOD of DCWD, Sofronio T. Pinero, Department Manager, Engr. Roderick N. Diaz and Cleonico Y. Fontelo, a BOD member of DCWD. On the other hand, the Joint Venture Selection Commit tee is chaired by Carlo B. Fontelo, son of Cleonico Y. Fontelo, who is a member of the TWG and BOD of DCWD. It must also noted that DCWD earlier offered the city government to buy-out one half equity in the system at P 15 million but the offer is still pending due to the nonsubmission of documents by DCWD to justify the offered price. These series of actions on the part of the DCWD t hat allow MetroPac to takeover the control of the operation, maintenance and expansion of the wastewater treatment system without the consent of the City AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Valencia Branch South Pob., Valencia Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Siquijor Branch Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Larena Branch Magsaysay St., Larena, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lazi Branch Tigbawan, Lazi Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Amlan Branch Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

government “clearly indicate bad faith and intended to take advantage of the city government.” Finally, the joint venture company will undertake exploration, development and utilization of water supply in Dumaguete City, which is clearly reserved to Filipino citizens or to corporations at least 60% of whose capital is owned by such citizens as provided in the 1987 Constitution. But MetroPac is disqualified to legally undertake a nationalized activity such as the project in joint venture with DCWD since the company failed to meet the mandatory citizenship requirement. Hence, the actions of DCWD and MetroPac caused “irreparable damage and prejudice” to the city government particularly in safeguarding the equity of the plaintiff in the Septage Waste Water Treatment System and thus the issuance of preliminary injunction is necessary to prevent the performance of an illegal action. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lumbangan Branch Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS La Libertad Branch Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER 6 Branch Yala @ Robinson Unit II South Road, Calindagan, Dgte. City All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER National Hi-way, Poblacion Ayungon, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER Pob. San Juan Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from March 1-31, 2018 will be sold to public auction on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at this office


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