VOL. 37 No. 25 Dumaguete City, Philippines Sunday, December 5, 2010
Gonzalez-Teves eyed Solon tells chieftains: Sidlakan giant X’mas tree ushers Yuletide ABC top contenders be firm vs. rebels PAGE 15
New Barrio dads
clash on post horse-trading BY D.R. D EMECILLO
Perdices-Degamo boys need to unite
Now enters the hardest part. any barangay captains and councilors who were elected last October 25 have found it more difficult to govern than BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO winning their election bids. ow more than ever, trusted lieutenants of Governor Agustin Perdices and Vice-
After th eir in augu rations, barangay captains and co uncilo rs battle for appointments and concurrence. Conflicts in the Baran gay Co uncil eru pt w hen th e local ch ief executive and majority of the cou ncilo rs b elo ng to opposite political camps. The conflict may force some barangay captains and co uncilo rs to engage in h or se-trading w hen th e positions of the barangay
secretary, treasurer and other app ointive o ff icials ar e traded for some favors and compromised. I n th is mann er, th e b ar an gay cap tain can app oint so me o f his supporters to the plantilla positions or as secretary and treasurer provided that he also ap po ints th ose r ecommen ded b y th e majority of the councilors. In return the councilors will Turn to page 19
With the frequent and irregular presence of the Governor in the Capitol due to his illness, calls mount to harmonize the
Gov and his vice
Army to charge rebels in ambush
Airborne soldiers continue to scour the rugged mountains of Guihulngan in search of the rebels responsible f or t he ambush- slay of their comrades. (Story on page 17 CRIME WEEK)
Governor Roel Degamo, need to walk the extra mile to meet the common goal for efficiency and unity in public service especially inside the capitol.
decision-making process and their enforcement. Capitol sources speaking on condition of anonym ity claim there
were instances when certain Perdices’ aides allegedly ignore or argue with officials in the Provincial Board and other
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Words of wisdom and experience conveyed to a young Vice Governor Roel Degamo, 44, from a big brother Gov. Perdices,77, who still continues chemo sessions at St. Luke’s Medical Center. (Photo by Florence Baesa)
ormal criminal and administrative charges have been filed against two policemen for allegedly mauling six men in two different incidents in the Dumaguete City and Tayasan police stations recently. (Turn to page 17)
“MOURNING WITH A PURPOSE IS WHEN JESUS SAW THE SIN AROUND HIM AND IT BROKE HIS HEART.”
December 5, 2010 2 Mass oath taking of barangay officials: critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO
Improve the product before marketing it he year 2010 has unbelievably swung so fast we almost did not detect that in three weeks, it will be another year 2011. Starting from the May elections, then the barangay polls, the ABC and SK elections, and on Dec. 17 the big league polls for the barangays. After the Nov. 25 fiesta in Dumaguete, Christmas day is just one Barangay officials from all over Negros Oriental started their terms of office as they took their oaths of month to go. office last December 1 before their respective swearing officers. The next hurdle is to elect ABC presidents -o0o-
and then the Sanggunian ABC representatives. This time, hard politics seems to come to play.
TOP OF THE WEEK
BY D R DEMECILLO FLORENCE BAESA
Gonzalez-Teves eyed as ABC contenders
BOC honors top broker, importer wo major players in the sea cargo industry are cited this year by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for their invaluable contribution to the revenue collection efforts of the agency. Du maguete Sub -Po rt economy. Collecto r Dr. Med olita For th is year, Mr. Cabanag said this year ’s Bensing R. Raguindin of the “Ou tstan ding Cu stoms B.R. Customs Brokerage Broker” and “Top Importer and Cargo Handlers and of the Year” have shown firm imp or ter Mr. Ro land o and honest commitment to Zabala will be honored on help not only to boost the December 8,Wednesday, as revenue collection of her “Most Outstanding Broker” Turn to page 13 office but also the local
olitical pundits foresee a possible Boy Gonzalez and Arnie Teves contest in the forthcoming Association of Barangay Councils elections for the ex-officio seat in the Provincial Board. However, to reach that Liga ng mga Bar an gay ultimate round, Caranoche elections. Barangay Captain Arn ie It appears that Gonzalez Teves of Sta. Catalina and must first d ef eat tw o West Balabag Bar an gay members of the formidable Captain Boy Gonzalez of Teves political clan before Valen cia must win their the d r eam of sitting as respective elections as ABC provincial board member is president in the municipal realized. level on December 7 before Teves is headed to an girding for the provincial Turn to page 11
Arnaiz: P260M road Sidlakan giant X-mas concreting for 2011 tree ushers yuletide
he lawmaker, who managed to cement a long stretch of the national and provincial roads of the second district of the province during his first term is slated to resume his concreting projects next year to the tune of P 260 million.
The budget is to be taken from the funds of the line agencies apart fro m the Priority Development Fund otherwise known as pork barrel of 2nd District Rep. George Arnaiz. But Arnaiz claims the two other districts of the provin ce represen ted by
Jocelyn Limkaichong (1 ) and Pryde Henry Teves (3nd) h av e also received allocation s f or r oad concreting albeit of different amounts. O ur distr ict representatives are entitled to an annual pork barrel of P Turn to page 16
40 feet Christmas tree worth P 200,000 was launched last December 1 at the Sidlakang Negros Village (SNV). (Photos on page 20)
The p r ov incial gov er nment o f Negro s O rien tal, th ro ugh th e Provincial Tourism Office, has allocated P 200, 000 for the construction, lighting, and decoration of the giant Christmas tree. The gigantic Christmas tree is a double-helix spiral w ith a r ev o lv in g
icosahedrons star on its top. The launching program w as sp earh ead ed b y Governor Agustin Perdices, Vice Gov er no r Roel Degamo, Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva, Ayungon Mayor Edsel Enardecido, Bindoy
In fairness to our tourism policy makers and stakeholders alike, we want them to know that we appreciate their sincere efforts to promote and post Negros Oriental province into the tourism map. If you look at the records, you will be shocked on how much (in million pesos) the province has already spent in promoting the
TALE OF TWO CABS
The left photo is what it used to be in Dumguete; the lowly quiet-running pedicab and a happy driver Right photo is the fast-and-noisy running tricycle, and it’s prone to over loading. Which one would you want for Dumaguete? Email your feedback at email@example.com.
tourism business. But sadly, their best is not good enough, and there is much room for improvement which is not being attended to. -o0oTake the case of the stinking comfort rooms that will meet the guests upon arrival at the airport. No use passing the buck to ATO. Just the same, it’s everyone’s responsibility. Let’s just make sure that our airport CRs sparkle with sanitation, that is one good lasting impression a visitor will have. Bureaucracy will not solve it. Just do it, clean it up, people. -o0o-
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Stop the over pricing in porterage, tricycles, vans and cars. This malpractice will just drive visitors and investors away. The PPA must post signs in the arrival areas, displaying in poster size the tariff for porterage, and so should ATO for he relic of St. John Bosco, the skycaps or airport porters. Patron Saint o f the youths, -o0o-
St. John Bosco’s relic to arrive in Dumaguete
editors, and magicians, will visit Dumaguete City on December 9. The visit will be supervised by the Educative Pastoral Community of St. Louis SchoolDon Bosco. Relics are physical remains of holy people mostly Saints canonized by the Vatican. According to school Rector, Rev. Fr. Daniel Elemia, the relic’s convoy will jump off at Sibulan and will end at Dumaguete Cathedral where a series of Holy Masses will be offered. The public viewing for pilgrims will start at 1:00 in th e after noo n o n December 9 until December 11. According to him, aside from Dumaguete, the relic of the St. John Bosco is also scheduled to visit some strategic parts of the country. The relic’s arrival in the country is part of its world tour which was started on April 25, 2009 (L-R), Economer Rev. Fr. Wilbert Diamon, Rector Rev. Fr. Daniel Elemia, and Spiritual at Valdocco, Italy. St. jonh Bosco was Moderator Rev. Fr. Luis Badila Rector, all from St. Louis School-Don Bosco. canonized in 1934. (RAMIE BULAY)
In short, let us first improve the product, before we sell it. We should fix those little big things before the visitors arrive, not when they’re here! -o0oProblem’s the same. Manila traffic enforcers tried to regulate the KULIGLIG tricycle associations by imposing the ban on motorized tricycles along the main roads. As expected, the enforcers were met with violent reactions. This even as the law is clear that tricycles should not ply the national highways, but only along the side roads. Most have no registration papers and are using tricycles that smack the Clean Air Act provisions. Their Mayor Lim now wants all tricycles to go back Turn to page 17
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Editorial Perdices & Degamo boys
e do not want to believe that even in the face of an ailing Governor, and even as Gov. Perdices himself and Vice Gov. Degamo are trying to effect a smooth management of the affairs at the capitol, some of their lieutenants down under are trying to position themselves and make a mad scramble to cling to as much power as they can, while time permits. While the three so called “dragon ladies” under t he Macias regime are virtually dismantled , capitol insiders now claim that there is an emerging set of “three musketeers” , definitely all city hall import s, and loyal followers of t he Governor. The trio and some others cannot seem to convince themselves that they are no longer inside city hall but inside the capitol. We know that Gov. Perdices and Vice Gov. Degamo can easily agree on policy mat t ers. But wh en it comes t o implementation, some smart lieutenants down under, seem to decapitate the smooth implementation depending on who is sitting at the Governor’s throne at the moment. You see, wheneve r Gov. Perdices undergoes chemotherapy sessions in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, or
when Vice Gov. Degamo becomes acting governor, the smooth implementation of their respective pet policies seem to bog down somewhere. One can only suspect that some loosely ambitious boys inside the capitol would want to sabotage a smooth operation between the good governor and his vice gov. The condition of the good governor may be stable and may or may not be improving as expected but certainly their capitol boys should be the last to poise as an obstacle to good governance. We also appreciate the Perdices family for being open about their Dad’s condition knowing that his st at e of healt h is a matt er of public concern. Finally, this appeal to the good sense of their close assistants to work as a team. We know that Vice Gov. Degamo is still learning the ropes as acting governor at times, while Gov. Perdices is cautious with his movements lest it might worsen his health condition. True enough, the atmosphere at the capitol is one with a sense of uncertainty. This development since the demise of Gov. Macias in June , and now the ailing Gov. Perdices has virtually altered the political landscape of the province with both old a new faces looking sometimes at different angles.
t is not correct to say that there is an absolute ban on divorce in the Philippines. Truth is, there are instances where divorce is recognized here. This is contained in Article 26 of the Family Code. “Where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse capacitating him or her to remarry, the Filipino spouse shall have capacity to remarry under Philippine law”. The family code justifies that if the foreigner is able to procure a divorce abroad, and as a consequence of the divorce the foreigner is allowed to re-marry, then it is only fair that the divorced Filipino spouse left behind should also be allowed to re-marry. Lately, the Supreme Court has expanded and made this law applicable even to former Filipinos who become naturalized in another country and subsequently procures a divorce. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court in Republic versus Cipriano Orbecido (G.R. 154380) In that case, Cipriano and Lady Myros, both Filipinos were married in Ozamis City . Later Lady Myros left for the United States . While in the United States , Lady Myros became a naturalized American. Thereafter, as an American, Lady Myros procured a divorce from her marriage to Cipriano. In this case, the Supreme Court said the Fam ily Code provision on divorce can be applicable. The point of reckoning is the citizenship of the divorcing spouse when the divorce was procured, and not the time of marriage. Thus, the Supreme Court expanded the application of Article 26 of the Family Code, this time covering former Filipinos who are naturalized Turn to page 19
“Mother, mother, I am sick ...” other, mother I am sick, call the doctor very quick.” – is a nursery rhyme that we used to mouth in prep school. That was the time the doctors were always around – almost on call. Not anymore. Statistics today reveal that investment that yields the our Filipino doctors-turned 80% of government doctors are highest dividends or returns.” nurses abroad which will now taking the two-year nursing Yet, if one only pays the doctor certainly increase the US$ 10courses – pre-departure areas P15,000 per month after billion in inward remittances before they are permanently spending over one million to the country coming from lured to the USA, England, pesos for his education, board overseas Filipino workers. and lodging to become one, The demand is there. Canada and even Japan. The diaspora of competent There is an exodus-actual where is rationality here? Filipino doctors, already medics could even cause the and continuing – of physicians leaving our shores gifted with that rare Asian collapse of the medical and seriously threatening the compassionate nature, will insurance program in this certainly give the ordinary foreign country, if we don’t watch out. health of the nation. But one cannot totally blame nurses a run for their patients’ Likewise, that dream of making the medics – the law of supply undying affection because they the country the mecca of and demand works inexorably are also more technically “medical tourism” where western like clockwork – one cannot prepared in medical treatment medical technology is combined with the wholistic, herbal-based repeal it or wish for its demise. than the latter. A whole new world of and mind-altering, medical For once a wise sage quoted that “Education is one opportunity therefore awaits To page 7
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL BAYAWAN CITY
OFFICE OF THE CITY TREASURER NOTICE OF DELINQUENCY IN THE PAYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAX IN THE CITY OF BAYAWAN, ORIENTAL NEGROS As Of NOVEMBER 23, 2010 Notice is hereby served pursuant to the provision of Section 254 of R.A. 7160 that the Real Property Tax Due to Calendar year 2010 and previous years has been delinquent with respect to the following: NO. DECLARED OWNER
Acct . No. LOCATION AREA (ha or sq.m.)
1 AMARO, FEDERICO
2 CADALIN, OBEGILDO
3 LIVESTRE, LEON
4 LIVESTRE, LEON
5 TONIC, BIENVENIDO
6 VILLACAMPA, EVARISTO
7 BALBON, MAXIMO
8 CANAM, DEMETRIO
9 CATURAS, ELADIO
10 COLETA, LOWELL
11 DEL ROSARIO, MANUEL
12 FRANCISCO, ENRICO
13 GELOGO, PONCIANO
14 PABILLO, RAMON
15 SOLDEVILLA, ILLUMINADA
16 TEODORO MANGUBAT
17 EUTIQUIO TENORIO C/O HEIRS 1251
Under the code, upon the real property tax or installment thereof becoming delinquent, the undersigned is charge to enforce collection of delinquent taxes (2010 and previous years) and for this purpose empowered to resort to any of the following remedies to satisfy taxes, penalties and costs: 1. Seizure of personal property of the taxpayer and sale thereof at public auction. 2. File civil suit with the proper court. 3. Levy on real property and sale of delinquent property or a usable portion thereof at public auction. However, if at any time before any of the above stated is instituted, payment of the delinquent tax or installment thereof and the corresponding penalty is made, it shall free the taxpayer of his property from liability to such auction. Penalty for delinquency. Failure to pay the real property tax during the period of payment without penalty of the quarterly installment thereof shall subject the taxpayer to the payment of interest at a rate of two percent (2%)
per month on the unpaid amount or a fraction thereof. Further, unless the tax, surcharges and penalties are paid before the expiration of the year for which the tax is due except when the notice of assessment or special levy is contested administratively or judicially pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 226 of RA 7160, delinquent real property will be sold at public auction and the title of the property will be vested in the purchaser, subject however, to the right of the delinquent property owner or any person having legal interest therein to redeem the property within one year from the date of sale. DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS are, therefore requested to pay their delinquent tax or installment thereof to forestall the inclusion of their property in the list of delinquent properties to be sold at public auction. (Sgd.) EVELYN T. TALEON City Treasurer The Negros Chronicle Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2010
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Christmas – and standing on one’s head
Provincial problems, prospects and prescription
by: Fr. Horacio dela Costa, SJ.
(Part 3) PROSPECTS Climatic Condition he province has two distinct climatic conditions. The first and second districts have the third type of climate characterized by seasons that are not very pronounced, relatively dry weather from November to April and wet season during the rest of the year. The third district experiences the first type of climate change characterized by two pronounced seasons; dry from November to April; wet during the rest of the year.
HRISTMAS is when we celebrate the unexpected; it is the festival of surprise. This is the night when shepherds wake to the song of angels; when the earth has a star for a satellite; when wise men go on a fool’s errand, bringing gifts to a Prince they have not seen, in a country they do not know.
This is the night when one small donkey, bears on its back, the weight of the world’s desire, and an ox plays host to the Lord of heaven. This is the night when we are told to seek our king, not in a palace, but in a stable. Although we have stood here, year after year, as our fathers b efore u s, the wonder has not faded; nor will it ever fade; the wonder of th at moment wh en
we push open that little door, and enter, and entering, find a mother who is virgin, and a baby who is God. Chesterton has said it for us all: the only way to view Christmas properly is to stand on one’s head. Was there ever a home more topsy-turvy than Christmas, the cave where Christ was born? For here, suddenly, in the very heart of earth, is heaven; down is up, Turn to page 9
favorable climatic BY: JOHNY conditionThis of this province augurs M ERCADO very well for the agricultural sector is that it is seldom visited by tropical cyclones compared to the northern part of the archipelago which is frequently (E-mail: email@example.com ) visited by typhoon weather. Agr icult ure- Fores try Fishery Sector (AFF) The province with its more than half a million hectares of
land with ample forest cover is an area waiting to be fully developed. Thus far outside of the sugar haciendas and a few developed farms the rest of the province is dotted by subsistence farming and smallholdings which if vertically and horizontally integrated into commercial farming by professional management as has been done abroad and in Turn to page 7
A Journey Through Cancer
The Best Prayer Position
A woman’s decision
Phil 4:6 NKJV “Be anxious for nothing, but with prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.”
veryone was astonished when a six- year old boy, suffering from an extreme pain in his head caused by a unique kind of disease prayed for other patients, including the doctors and nurses in the hospital and made a request for his own healing as the last.
The boy was healed, and God took care of everything from finances to doctors’ fees. All of his doctors except for one, made their services free for his entire one- month stay in a hospital in Metro Manila. J-boy’s life is a great blessing to me and to others who know him. He has grown with deep understanding of what faith is. As a young teenager, his empathy for others is extraordinary. His parents are more blessed to have a son like him.
Sometimes true stories are stranger than fiction. It is strange for a suffering six year old to be concerned of others more than he does for his own self. It is strange to suffer and be grateful. It is strange that even trials can be used to bless other souls. But that’s what happens when we trust God despite of unpleasant circumstances. What happens when we pray? Usually, we come to God because we have our own concerns, rarely for others. God responds in many ways. He sees
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he current raging debate on the use of contraceptives between the Roman Catholic Church and the proponents of the artificial means of family planning is one of the most stupid undebatable issues because the proponents are trying to impose their ideas on what a women should do with their bodies or their health. The ones who get pregnant are the women. The ones who will nurse, feed and nurture the child, are the mothers. So, it should be the women who should decide whether or not to have children and when they want to be pregnant. It is their body, health, and life, that is at stake and not that of the priests, the government officials or the men in general. But we have laws on abortion and constitutional provisions on the right of the mother and the unborn child from the time of conception to be equally protected by the State. So, the issue should be on whether or not contraception is equivalent to abortion. Contraception is the employment of means to prevent conception. Conception happens when the egg is fertilized
These deficiencies can be so embedded in our culture and social life that they have become normal to us. Even in the last barangay elections, I was appalled to see the same massive vote-buying and corrupting of the youth through the SK. But I think some stirring, shaking up and purifying need to be done. We have to understand that even if our culture can be considered already rich and very uniquely Filipino, it has to grow with the times and face the new challenges. Otherwise it will die and rot, or at least produce toxin that’s bad to all of us. In the US now, there is the upsurge of the so-called Tea Party, Turn to page 9
by the sperm. However, to be viable for the fertilized egg to live it must attach itself to the wall of the uterus of the mother so that it can develop into fetus. Until it attaches itself to the wall of the uterus, we cannot consider it as an unborn child or the time of conception has not yet occurred. An egg when fertilized in the laboratory by artificial insemination is not yet viable unless implanted the womb Turn toonpage 16
What shall we give the children?
HIS is the now buzzword, at least, in the US, and I hope it also becomes so in our country. In our social and political life, the system of people’s active participation in the direction of things should be put in place, regularly updated and adapted to changing circumstances.
This is what the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church says about this need: “ Every democracy must be participative. This means that the different subjects of civil community at every level must be informed, listened to, and involved in the exercise of the carried-out functions.” (190) Therefore, everything has to be done to correct attitudes and practices that hinder this property of a democratic state such as ours. They are many and, worse, very tricky and difficult. In the first place, we tend to deny we have these inadequate attitudes and wrong practices.
BY: ATTY. FRANCISCO D. YAP
Footsteps and Fingerprints
BY AMB. JOSE V. ROMERO JR., PH.D
I FR. ROY CIMAGALA
n anticipation of the holidays and the frenzied hassle of finding the “right” gifts – gifts that are stamped with our fingerprints and heartprints, for our children, grandchildren, apo sa tuhod, nieces and nephews plus dozens of cousins, the staff at the office, friends and more friends, I would like to share with you a poem that I copied years ago from a 1976 McCall’s Magazine and have treasured all these years. I sat down to write about gift-giving and children, but I feel that this anonymous poem says it much better than I could.
What shall we give the children? In the long twilight of the year, the faces of the children grow luminous. Rosy with cold, arabesque with snowflakes, leaning into the wind or drowsing before the fire, their eyes large, they look and listen, as if they glimpse the peripheries of miracle or hear
soundless music in the air. From the innocent kingdom of implicit belief to that uncomfortable arena where the implacable mind battles the intractable heart, the faces of children at Christmas are lighted with visions of things to come. What shall we give the children? It seems certain that they Turn to page 9
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Provincial ... (Romero) From page 6
parts of the country should yield higher levels of productivity, income and employment for the province. There is a need to develop an agro-industrial clustering to promote higher levels of pr odu cti vit y, in come a nd employment in the provinceâ€™s agriculture, similar to what is being experimented in other provinces. In Ce ntr al Ant iqu e f or example a national convergence initiative (NCI) composed of the de pa rtment s of ag ric ult ur e, agrarian reform and the department of environment and natural resources has launched an agroindustrial cluster to develop SME 30 ,00 0 h ect ares of up lan d, lowland and coastal areas for agriculture production and reforestation. It is recalled that this is a take-off from the integrated area development (IAD) plan of previous administrations As per its mandate the in iti at ive wi ll as sume an integrated approach for the development the area above. As per plans priority crops to be developed in the antique project include rice, abaca, ba na na, pe an uts a nd muscovado. The project will be integrated in the sense that it will not only promote the pl ant ing of t ree s f or reforestation and agricultural crops, it will also be provided with post-harvest facilities, processing plants and farmto-market roads. In th e c ase o f Negr os Oriental with a total land area of
540 ,227 hec tare s, w e ha ve 25 8,8 41 ali en abl e a nd disposable land, 281,386 of forest cover, it is safe to assume that outside of the lands devoted to exhort crops like coconut and sugar, coastal areas devoted to aquaculture and small plots of and devoted to rice and corn, co ffe e, ca cao , veg eta bl es ho rti cul tur e, an d a nimal husbandry that there is still a substantial amount of lands especially in the upland areas th at are on ly ma rgi nal ly developed by kaingeros and subsistence farming that can be devoted to the integrated area de vel op men t a pp roa ch espoused by the NCI. This can be pr eceded by agricul tural mapping, soil analysis and such other prerequisites to commercial farming. Re cen tly P-Noy enunciated his PPA flagship pr ogr am wh ich will en li st amore energetic private sector participation in development. In th is re gar d I si nc ere ly believe that that an integrated agricultural area development could entice local and foreign investments. As a representative of the co unt ry in th e f oo d a nd agriculture organization in Rome sometime ago I had become familiar with the successes of emerg in g e con omi es li ke Malaysia with their federal land development scheme like the feldas and felchras. I do not see why we cannot do the same in this country. I would like to think that there still remains untapped a va st ar ea of ri ch fis hi ng ground not to mention the po ten ti al of aq uac ult ur e.
Pe rha ps th e t ran sf er of appropriate technology with be a boo m n ot onl y f or municipal fishermen but also for commercial fishing. Manufacturing And Mining There is a big potential for proceeding and value-adding activities in the province. There is farm and coastal based valueadding activities especially in the food and feed area and there is th e exp loi ta tio n of min er al resources. Small and medium manufacturing enterprise making use of relatively cheap labor to service the increasing bigger local. Regional and even foreign markets is a potential. Cebu furniture and Negros Occidental handicraft have already graced the international scene. Mineral Resources In te rms o f met all ic minerals manganese deposits have been found while on the non-metallic front the province have been found to have limestone which is used for fertilizers and cement production, silica rock and silica sand which are used in the ma nufa ctur e of gla ss a nd sulfur. Copper has also been detected in the Basay area. Energy Source A very important resource of the province of course is the geothermal power in Palinpinon which if optimally harnessed should prove to a boon to our agro-industrial development. Skilled / Cheap Labor Th e rel ati ve ly hi gh literacy rate in the province an d t he ste ad y o utp ut of pr ofe ssi ona ls in th is un iv ers ity t own h as apparently not escaped the attention of business process
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philosophy of the Eastern culture, will go up in smoke. The answers to contain the impending tragedy that will threaten the well-being of every family in this country can be contained both by (1) instituting road blocks to prevent easy departure of medics for abroad and (2) making the local environment conducive for doctors to stay outsourcing companies a few of wh ic h h as al rea dy established themselves in the province,the potential is there for foreign investors to grab. Since apparently the province ha s be en wire d with fib er op tic s t his s hou ld be additional stimulus for FDIS. Tourist Destination We sh ou ld tak e fu ll advantage of the uniqueness of this university town whose charm and gentle people are already drawing tourists both foreign and local additional star-studded rooms for upscale tourist arrivals plus more family hotels of the pe nsi on ty pe whi ch is ve ry popular abroad for the locals should swell the tourist scene in this increasingly popular tourist destination. The provision of more seamless travel with better int er-mo dal an d int ra-mo dal systems should go along way in drawing in the tourist crowd. In the long run the tourism industry will continue to be a signi fi can t c on tri bu tor to t he economic growth of the province. It will be a significant source of employment opportunities along wit h th e Busi ness Pr oc es s Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
home. First, the country must oppose some parts of the globalization policy by ignoring the GATT Accord (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and the Uruguay Round which encourage the free flow of goods and services from the deprived underdeveloped countries to the more developed nations. This brain drain, the national hemorrhage must be stopped. Likewise, the government can make it mandatory for new medical practitioners to spend at least 5-7 years of their professional lives within the country without making the arrangement confiscatory and overbearing on the part of the doctors. The government must recognize that there is already a vast opportunity cost for medics foregoing the bacchanalian lure of overseas work and salaries, such that the cost of staying here involuntarily must have some kind of legislated compensation. Letâ€™s listen to what some people in Negros Oriental are
proposing which make a lot of practical sense. Why not give the medics a basic pay of P40,000 a month, a decent housing facility near a hospital compound, allow them to practice their profession after office hours and grant them a decent vehicle to attend to his call patients? One does not offer a plate of vinegar to attract bees-something sweeter than that perhaps would do the risk. Aside from that, one should review the present health medical insurance program in this country. The health maintenance, offices (private ones) should be given subsidy by the government so that they continue to operate. In this manner, the doctors are not faced with personal bankruptcy â€“ unable to run after the receivables and the promissory notes of patients and thereby ruining their clinics and professions in the process. All these are small prices to pay for the health of a nation.
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the intention of the heart. Most of the time, it is the right position of the heart that He is looking at, not so much on our outward physical position like kneeling or sitting down. He honors a grateful and trusting heart.
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Finding our life in him
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who, through faith and patience, inherit what has been promised. – Hebrews 6:12
hen an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none. Then it says, “I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds its former home empty, and clean. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before. That will be the experience of this evil generation.” Matthew 12:43-45
Jesus was describing the attitude of the nation of Israel and the religious leaders in particular: Just cleaning up one’s life without filling it with God leaves plenty of room for Satan to reenter. The book of Ezra records how the people had rid
GOSPEL Luke 3:1-6 John the Baptist Prepares the Way In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of
themselves of idolatry but failed to replace it with love for God and obedience to him. Ridding our life of sin is the first step. We must also take the second step: filling our life with God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Unfilled and complacent people are easy targets for Satan.
God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.”
Sunday Thoughts ON TAKING UP ONE’S CROSS (Part 4)
hat Paul believes, according to these passages, is that the marks of suffering on his body leads to a creation of life, and that it is through an “earthen vessel” subjected to all the sufferings of this mortal life that the glory of God is made known . What does Paul mean by all this? The Apostle is actually speaking of witness to Christ through suffering. To see the Apostle and his fellowmissionaries living day after day in the face of dangers of all kinds reminds those who behold their life that the anchor of their faith is dependable and firm. The sufferings of Paul become, in other words, what can be termed as the closest demonstration of the credibility of the gospel. One of the most important passages which have to do with suffering is II
Corinthians 1:3-11 which teaches several things: that Christians experience comfort from God in their own afflictions, and therefore are able to comfort others in turn; that the afflictions of Christians produce greater and greater dependency upon Christ; that to suffer for the sake of Christ is not only meant for Paul and his fellowworkers, but it is part of the vocation of the whole Church who, says Paul, if the whole Church shares in Christ’s sufferings, will also share in his comfort; and that suffering leads to the outpouring of intercessory prayers. We gather from all this that the Church’s vocation is to imitate Christ and that its suffering becomes redemptive in the same way that Christ’s suffering on the cross is. But having said this, we must point out the difference here between the fact that the Turn to page 11
t is the highest stage of manhood to have no wish, no thought, no desire, but Christ—to feel that to die were bliss, if it were for Christ—that to live in penury, and woe, and scorn, and contempt, and misery, were sweet for Christ—to feel that it matters nothing what becomes of one’s self, so that our Master is but exalted—to feel that though, like a mere leaf, we are blown in the blast, we are quite careless whether we are going, so long as we feel that though, like the diamond, we must be exercised with sharp tools, yet we care not how sharply we may be cut; so that we may be fit brilliants to adorn his crown… I do think that one of the worst sins a man can be guilty of in his world is to be idle. I can almost forgive a drunkard, but a lazy man I do think there is very little pardon for. I think a man who is idle has a good a reason to be penitent before God as David had when he was an adulterer,
Culture of Death x–Senator Francisco Tatad clearly outlines the element of the Culture of Death in the RH bills. Women’s health, like everybody else’s, is and should be a permanent concern. But the repro health bill is not about this. FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG It is an attempt to use women’s health to advance an ideology that does not recognize the sanctity of human life or family life, which occupies such a high place in our Constitution, our culture, and our hierarchy of moral values and religious beliefs. The bill –An Act Providing For A National Policy On Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development and For Other Purposes —is a consolidation of four bills. Three of the bills were heard once on April 29, 2008 by the House committees on Health and on Population and Family Relations; the fourth was not. On May 21st, the two committees met again purportedly for a second hearing, but declared after a few minutes that the bills had been consolidated into one unnumbered substitute bill. The offense is procedural but fatal. Section 3 (4), Article XV of the Constitution provides: “The State shall defend…the right of families or family associations to participate in the planning and implementation of policies and programs that affect them.” Likewise, Sec. 34 of the Rules of the House requires the committees to “undertake measures and establish systems to ensure that constituencies, sectors or groups whose welfare and interests are directly affected by measures to be discussed are able to participate in these meetings or public hearings.” While the bill purportedly seeks to “uphold and promote responsible parenthood, informed choice, birth spacing and respect for life,” it limits these to those that are “in conformity with universally recognized international human rights.” This Turn to page 11
for the most abominable thing in the world is for a man to let the grass grow up to his ankles and do nothing. God never sent a man into the world to be idle. And there are some who make tolerably fair prof ession, but who do nothing from one year’s end to the other.
Early recollect missionaries ambi Harper once remarked: “It is time that these men who gave up their lives for the faith and who suffered deprivations to bring Christianity to the REV. FR. ROMAN C. Philippines be honored and SAGUN, JR. not pilloried and ridiculed.” In the afternoon of 24th May 1855, Fray Antonio Ubeda arrived in Dumaguete. Two days later, he assumed office as pastor of the town. It was a time when the church was in dire need of repair. Some 10 years earlier, on 25 November 1846, the church had been destroyed by fire. To assist Fray Antonio were Fray Manuel Vilches (1855-57) and Severino Garijo (1855-57). Fray Pedro Lago was to succeed in 1856-59 and then Fray José Lazo in 1859-61. The latter was assisted by Fray Eustaquio Cascarro (1860-61), Fray Pedro Echeverría (1860-61), Fray Julián Adán (1860-1862) and Fray Sebastian Leza (1860, 1863). Among his contributions as parish priest in 1860-1866, Fray Antonio Moreno furnished the church with sacred vestments and other religious articles. It was noted that he showed meticulous attention to the solemnity and pomp of the ceremonies as those celebrated in his homeland and in cathedrals. Fray Mariano Bernad served as interim parish priest in 1866-1867. Fray Juan Félix de la Encarnación took over the spiritual administration of Dumaguete in 1867-1879. It was Fray Juan Felix who greatly contributed to the renovation of the flooring of the entire church that was then made of very fine wood. He also made improvements on the altar with all its embellishments. The massive campanario came into its present form during his stint. Keeping in mind the peculiar seismic conditions in the Visayas, the three existing buttresses were installed to Turn to page 9
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a kin d o f s po nta neo us reaction of a big part of the populace who think the Obama go ver nment is p utt ing t he da nge ro us lib er ali sm- an dsocialism ideology to the extreme. Their efforts have yielded big gains in the last elections, ki cki ng ou t a nu mb er of Democrats and putting into their Congress a big majority of Republicans who are at least mo re at ten tiv e t o the ir sentiments. Poor Obama is now a lame duck only after two years of office. A listing ship, he will face a grueling and bruising remainder of his presidency. The other object of their wrath, the brash Pelosi, is no w d eth ron ed fro m h er speakership. Both seem sad, but not sorry at all for their agenda that was roundly rejected by the people. But at least for now, they have to bow to the will of the people. We have to hone our own participative skills in our social and political life. We already have had a number of tools and instruments for this purpose. To mention a few, we had the People Power, rallies and demonstrations, various initiatives in good governance and mo nit ori ng of of fic ial s’ performance. We also have the Namfrel, the C-Cimpel, the Dilaab, etc. The list is long, thanks be to God, but it needs to grow more not only in number but also in depth and effectiveness. The more initiatives, the better. First of all, there is the basic need for grounding every effort in th is re gar d o n the pr op er
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give more support to its additional two cuerpos (levels or stories). This Spanish friar mastered the Bisayan tongue. Sharing his exper ti se, he ta ugh t you ng missionaries the Bisayan tongue wh ile th ey se rve d a s h is assistants. Among them were Fray Ildefonso Cabanillas (186770), Fray Alejandro Gonzales (July 1867), Fray Manuel Arellano (1868-69), Fray Laureano Navarro (1869-72), Fray Saturio Iturriaga (1869-70), Fray Mariano Rodrigo
spirituality, one that regards our social and political action as an integral part also of the over-all effort to sanctify oneself and others. It should be a spirituality that respects the autonomy of politics and fosters freedom an d v ari ety o f v iews a nd positions. But it should be dead serio us in de veloping our politics with charity, orienting it always for the common good and for God’s glory. Yes, God and politics have to be put together. It cannot be any other way. If the animating spirit of these initiatives is reduced to some partisan views or to an ideology, I don’t think we can go very far. We have to be very wary of the many conditionings that clip the wings of our participative duties, like indifference, discouragement, self-pity, passivity, fatalism, etc. At the same time, any effort to spiritualize and Christianize our politics should not diminish the need for rigor in attending to th e many o bje cti ve requirements of politics. We ha ve to ch ec k t he competence of our officials, and fi nd wa ys to mon ito r the ir performance. We have to devise a system of reading as accurately and promptly as possible the problems of the people, and of starting the process of attending to them. Criteria for judgment should be refined. For all this, everyone is encouraged to do his part. We cannot rely only on the media. The quality of our politics can only reflect the quality of the people involved in it—that’s us. A good and indispensable tool is the social doctrine of the Ch urc h t hat o ffe rs us tremendous light.
(1872-73), Fray Benito Pinilla (1874 , 1876), Fray Ma riano Rincon (1875-76), Fray Eustaquio Moreno (1876-1879), Fray Victor Lopez (September 1877), and Fray Lorenzo Hernandez (1879). With the death in October 1879 of Fray Juan Felix, Fray Manuel Clemente took over as interim pastor. He was assisted by Fray Miguel Ugarte (1880). In sharing the faith, these early Recollec t missionaries believed they also needed to build edifices. Today, the imposing ed ifi ce s s erv e as pop ul ar landmarks greeting the tired eyes of both local and foreign tourists in this university town.
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will travel roads we never thought of, navigate strange seas, cross unimagined boundaries and glimpse horizons beyond our power to visualize. What can we give them to take along? For the wild shores of Beyond, no toy or bauble will do. It must be something more, constructed of stouter fabric discovered among the cluttered aisles and tinseled bargain counters of experience, winnowed from what little we have learned. It must be devised out of responsibility and profound caring – a homemade present of selfless love. Everything changes but the landscape of the heart. What shall we give the children? Attention, for one day it will be too late. A sense of value, the inalienable place of the individual in the scheme of things, with all that accrues to the individual – self-reliance, courage, conviction, self-respect and respect for others. A sense of humor. Laughter leavens life. The meaning of discipline. If we falter at discipline, life will do it for us. The will to work. Satisfying work is the lasting joy. The talent for sharing, for it is not so much what we give as what we share. The love of justice. Justice is the bulwark against violence and oppression and the repository of human dignity. The passion for truth, founded on precept and example. Truth is the beginning of every good thing. The power of faith, engendered in mutual trust. Life without faith is a dismal dead-end street. The beacon of hope, which lights all darkness. The knowledge of being loved beyond demand or reciprocity, praise or blame, for those so loved are never lost. What shall we give the children?
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and up is down; the angels look down on the God who made them, and God looks up to the things He made. There is no room in an Inn for Him who made room and to spare, for the Milky Way, and where God is homeless, all men are at home. We were p romised a savior, but we never dreamed God Himself would come and save us. We know that He loved us, but we never dared to think that he loved us so much as to become one of us. But that is the way God gives. His gifts are never quite what we expect, but always something better than we hoped for. We can only dream of things too good to be true; God has a habit of giving things too true to be false. That is why our faith is a faith of the unexpected, a religion of surprise. Now, more than ever, living in times so troubled, facing a future so uncertain, we need such faith. We need it for ourselves, and we need to give it to others. We must remind the world that if Christmas comes in the depths of winter, it is that there may be an Easter in the spring.
The open sky, the brown earth, the leafy tree, the golden sand, the blue water, the stars in their courses and the awareness of these. Birdsong, butterflies, clouds and rainbows. Sunlight, moonlight, firelight. A large hand reaching down for a small hand, impromptu praise, an unexpected kiss, a straight answer. The glisten of enthusiasm and a sense of wonder. Long days to be merry in and nights without fear. The memory of a good home. This is what we should give the children!
Witness convention examines attitudes toward umaguete City - In a climate of conflicting attitudesGod; toward God, how can the
faithful withstand constant attacks on their belief in God? What evidence about God’s existence is there for nonbelievers to examine? Intriguing answers to these questions will be explored during the Witnesses’ 2010-2011 “Remain Close to Jehovah!” District Convention to be held at Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that a strong relationship with God is vital for spiritual wellbeing and personal happiness. Starting this weekend and continuing for the next three weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend a personal invitation to everyone from Dumaguete to Basay from the south and to Escalante City from the north to attend. The first of three-day events to be held in Dumaguete City will begin Friday, December 24, 2010, at 8:20 a.m. The theme is based on several passages of the Bible, including Joshua 23:8, Psalm 73:28, Proverbs 3:32, and the key text at James 4:8. Strengthening one’s spirituality will be the focus of the program. Admission to the convention is free, and no collection will be taken.
Locally, all the area’s 48 Witness congregations will be supporting the activity of distributing attractively printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 3,000 will come to Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center during the convention. Throughout the Philippines, there will be 104 conventions in 72 locations. Worldwide, there are over 7,300,000 Witnesses in more than 105,000 congregations. Local Contact Climaco L. Rivera Jr., telephone: (035)-4211262)/ 09178207288. Watch Tower, P.O. Box 2044, 1060 Manila, Philippines Telephone: 24116090 Facsimile: 23742859 www.jw-media.org
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suffering of Christ was a “once-for-all” event and that it is both redemptive and redeeming, whereas the suffering of the Church does not redeem, for the Church is only an agent of redemption. What then do we mean by imitation Christi? It would be most absurd to think in terms of literal imitation, as we have already suggested in an earlier discussion, although we must grant that some of the followers of Christ whose lot has been regarded as some of the finest examples of Christian discipleship. However, it is not literal imitation that is meant by Paul’s statements. Rather, it is the deepening of relationship between Christ and believer which leads to such a union that the believer becomes identified with Christ in his work of proclamation. The believer so understands by this union with Christ that he has been reconciled to God so that he himself becomes a participant in the ministry of reconciliation. Thus Beker can say: The ‘good news’ of the New Testament is not that a dead man has become alive, setting an example to imitate; but that a crucified Messiah has become a life-giving Spirit… The life which the spirit imparts is that of the crucified and risen Lord. And we participate in this life only inasmuch as we have been crucified and raised with Him at Golgotha. (To be continued)
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denies the unborn the right to life, which is sacred to the Constitution, since so many governments have legalized the killing of the unborn. The bill seeks full official funding for artificial birth control methods, which the Church condemns as unlawful; which the World Health Organization has determined to be carcinogenic and hazardous to women’s health; and which make a mockery of the constitutional guarantee of “equal protection for the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.”
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NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late LORENZO EJAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Sale on Lot No. 1383 covered by OCT No. FV-10796 situated at Najandig, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 34,132 sq.m. in favor to Ma. Sylvia G. Eluna per Doc. No. 406, Page No. 82, Book No. XVI, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Richard R. Enojo The Negros Chronicle Nov. 21, 28 & Dec. 5, 2010
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It is a blatant attempt to circumvent that core constitutional provision. Equal State protection for the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from the moment of conception leaves no room for the State to support a program that prevents mothers from conceiving. But this is exactly what the bill proposes to do —to reduce the solemn words of the Constitution into a mere shell game.
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with another Teves, Bong-ao Bar an gay Cap tain Chit Teves, the incumbent ABC President of Valencia. Gonzalez and Teves are even in the headcount of the 24 barangay captains at 12 apiece. Someth in g extraordinary must be done to break the tie as b oth parties are determined to win the Valencia ABC Presidency for honor and practical political reasons. A victory for Gonzalez would allow allies of Mayor Ricky Gonzalez to retake the mun icip al co u ncil b y constituting a majority of the members and provide the Turn to page 13
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NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, filed by DUMAGUETE RURAL BANK INC. (Mortgagee), against LEOPOLDO M. ABELLA (Mortgagor), residing at No. 3, Molave St., Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of September 16, 2010, now amounted to Three Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Sixty Eight Pesos & Ninety Four Centavos (Php325,068.94), exclusive of interest, penalties and other charges, attorney’s fees and the cost of this foreclosure including sheriff’s fee, the undersigned will sell at public to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency on December 14, 2010, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 37640 “A parcel of land, Lot 2, Pcs-07-004520, being a portion of lots 2883-A & 2881-C, all of (LRC) Psd-193078), with all the improvements thereon situated in the Barangay of San Miguel, Municipality of Bacong, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros Oriental. Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by lots 2881-A, along line 2-3 by lot 2881-B all of (LRC) Psd-193078; on the SE., along line 3-4 by lot 3 of the subdivision plan; on the SW., along line 4-5 by lot 13 of the subdivision plan (road lot 300 m wide); on the NW., along line 5-1 by lot 1, of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of One thousand (1,000) sq. meters, more or less.” All bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. Dated this 5th day of November 2010, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO CLERK OF Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff-Designate By: JOHNFIL D. GONZALVE The Negros Chronicle SHERIFF IV Nov. 21, 28 & Dec. 5, 2010
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BOC honors ... From page 2 and “Top Importer of the Year,” respectively. Cabanag acknowledges that her office failed to reach the target collection set in the first two quarters this year earning her two warnings of p ossible transf er, bu t Raguindin and Zabala opted to do business in the city’s port to register their vote of con fid en ce to the lo cal Custo ms b ur eau . Th eir transactio n s in th e last quarters more than allowed Cabanag to recover from the initial drop in revenues but also overshoot the target. Importers are the ones who bring in the products for the Customs to collect duties and taxes while the brokers are the ones who actually facilitate the processing of the importation and report the same to the BOC. The recognition to be communicated to the higher office of the bureau will boost the already exceptional credentials of Raguindin and Zab ala as ho n est an d industrious players of the industry. Cabanag hopes that the reco gnition will encourage more importers and brokers to strive not only for profit but also excellence and honesty. (By Dems Rey Demecillo)
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Gonzalez’s a window of opportunity to challenge Arn ie Tev es fo r th e Provincial Liga presidency. But the Teveses and their allies are equally determined to defeat Boy Gonzalez, keep Chit Teves as ABC President o f Valencia, k eep th e municipal council firmly in the dominion of Vice-mayor Bito Maravillas and foil any attempt by the Gonzalez to challenge Arnie Teveses’ elevation to the Provincial Bo ar d. (By D em s Rey Demecillo) EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE NOTICE is hereby given that the h eirs o f the late Aprodicio Tanara have filed and exec uted a n Extr ajudic ial Settlement of Estate on Lot 1736-B, Psd-163075, being a portion of Lot 1736, TCT No. 21563, of the cadastral survey of Combado and Lu tao, Municipality of Bac ong, containing an area of 3,414 sq.m. per Doc. No. 439, Page No. 84, Book No. 5, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Jose G. Hernando, Jr. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 21, 28 & Dec. 5, 2010
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I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do, Must hurry off and get to work, For bills would soon be due. And so I rattled a hurried prayer, Jumped up from off my knees. My Christian duty now was done, My soul could be at ease. All through the day I had no time, To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends, They’d laugh at me I feared. NO TIME, NO TIME, so much to do, That was my constant cry. NO TIME to give to those in need; At last, t’was time for me to die…. And when before the Lord I came, I stood with downcast eyes, With his hands He held a book, T’was the BOOK OF LIFE. He looked into the book and said, “Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”
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‘Santa Claus’ goes to Tanjay
ith a passionate heart and the desire to share their blessings, a group of disc jockeys (DJs), musicians, and yuppies (young professionals), together with their own version of Santa Claus visited Tanjay City last November 28 in order to provide the children with the blessings they have received all throughout the year. The individuals are part of letsshare tv, an online site that seeks to spread the spirit of giving by supporting charity organizations. Their main goal is to help the needy children of the Philippines through their projects and programs, especially this Christmas season.
The group was greeted by the Tanjay residents during their arrival at the Barangay 7 port, while the group was still aboard their ferry from Cebu City. Furthermore, all the listed children received their gifts at the Osmeña Park last December 1.
‘YEAR’ of the YOUTH
s the year of the priest is nearing its end, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) declared December 16, 2010 – December 16, 2011 as the “Year of the Youth” with the theme: “Stand firm in faith; do all your work with love by reminiscing, celebrating and envisioning in the life of Christ.” Youth Director Reverend Roland Um atang said that the director of the National Commission on Human Rights, Bishop Joel Baylon, asked CBCP to declare this coming year as the Year of the Youth since the Year of the Priest is about to end. He added that together with this celebration is the 25th year of the Commission on Youth. The relic of John Busco, known as the patron
for the youths, will visit the city on December 10 via Mabinay. A consolidated mass with Bishop John F. Du will be held at the city Cathedral Church, wherein a procession for the relic and a celebration for the Year of the Youth will be conducted at 5 pm heading to Don Bosco gymnasium. The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), fraternities and sororities in the city are invited to join the said event.
Organic fertilizer giveaways
s part of its “Waste to Food Project,” the city of Dumaguete is giving away free organic fertilizer, made from wastes dump at the Dumaguete Dump Site, to farmers within the jurisdiction starting this month. According to City Administrator William E. Ablong, two tons of organic fertilizers can be acquired in a day from the garbage dumped at the site. He also added that the
non-biodegradable wastes like plastics will be separated from the biodegradable one since it can also be sold. The project seeks to run until 2011.
1 Million for Dumaguete
ue to the lack of facilities, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is expected to allocate one million pesos for the Government of Dumaguete City to purchase a cold storage facility for the Slaughterhouse of the city market. City Market Enterprises Chief John Ronnie Fortin disclosed that the one million peso-facility that will be given by DA before the year ends is of great help for the storage of the meat in the market considering that the city does not have such facility yet. Fortin explained that a cold storage facility is very important since it will help to ensure the cleanliness of the meat.
He added that with the presence of the new equipment in the market, meat entrepreneurs will never have problem anymore in the storage since the preservation machine can cater tons of meats without sacrificing the cleanliness and safety of the meat products. He also clarified that there will be no additional payment for the use of the machine since it is already included in the services of the slaughterhouse.
any of our beans and “dinoguan” – eating Filipinos are suffering fro m jo int pains c ommo nly kno wn a s “ rheuma ” in the vernacular.
Generally, authorities claim that there are several forms of arthritis, like gout, myolitis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc; but the most common type are asteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthr itis is simply defined as an inflammation of a joint (the ends where two bones meet). The pain in untreated arthritis is terrible and it is a recurrent kind of illn ess an d tr eatmen t is temporary. It can occur at any age but it affects mostly the older people. O steo ar th r itis is characterized by a gradual wearing away of cartilage in the joint. When the cartilage deteriorates, the bones rub together cau sin g pain , stiffness and swelling. It commo nly aff ects th e fingers, hips, knees and back. It affects b oth men and women between the ages of 45 and 90 years. Rheumatoid Arthritis is another form that is not cau sed by o ld age an d therefore can attack at any age. It can potentially affect all the connective tissues or membrane lining the joint (synovium). The symptoms o f pain , stiff n ess an d swelling in multiple joints plus feeling of fatigue and fever. The inflamed joints
may be “hot” and “red”. It is common in the hands, wrists and feet. It occurs most often around 30 to 40 years of age and mo re common in women. The precise cause is u nk no wn , b ut some researchers believe that it could be an autoimmune response of the body, or it is also caused by psychological , physical stressors as well as food abuse. Cold weather worsens arthritis but not the cause. Psychiatrists claim that arthr itis belo n gs to a p sy c h o s o m at i c musculoskeletal disorder. The onset or aggravation of arthritis is closely related to a period of stress. During the attack, the chronic tension and muscular contraction can impair circulatory and produce articular changes. Gen erally, ther e is a p er io d of remissio n (symptom free period) but when symptoms return, they can be more severe. Medical experts say that if arthritis is lef t u ntreated , it co uld possibly damage the heart, lu ngs, eyes and nerves. Complicatio ns of osteoarth ritis can cau se p er manen t damage an d stiffness to the joints. Management includes the following:
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7TH Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN: RE PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT AS NOTARY PUBLIC N.A. NO. 013 RAMON Q. CARBO Petitioner. x———————————————x NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that a summary hearing on the petition for notarial commission of ATTY. RAMON Q. CARBO of Teologio Street, Bayawan City, Philippines will be held on December 14, 2010, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Session Hall of the Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any person who has any cause or reason to object to the grant of the petition may file a verified written opposition thereto received by the Executive Judge before the date of the summary hearing. December 2, 2010 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Executive Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 5, 2010
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• Drug therapy: e.g. pain relievers. i.e. naprosyn, sodium, etc. liniment/ cream ar e o nly palliative. • Diet – Avoid uric acid rich foods e.g. beans, skins an d in ter nal organs of animals. • Rest sore joints. • Avoid carrying heavy loads • Moderate daily exercise to maintain mobility of the joints. • Physical Therapy – e.g ultraviolet rays, etc. • Moist hot and cold compr ess can b e helpful. • Main tain co rr ect posture. • Control your weight. • Learn to manage stress. • Do not apply heat to swollen and inflamed joints. Please seek you r doctor’s advice to ease the agon izing an d relap sing arthritic pain.
N O TICE Public Notice is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses Esteban C. Manuel and Remedios B. Pascul ado extra-j udicia lly set tled a nd ac cordin gly apportioned among themselves in pro indiviso equal shares the six (6) parcels of agricultural land located at Brgy. Hilaitan and Brgy. Mani-ak, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Said parcels of land are covered by—— OCT No. F-V-17218, OCT No. FV-17219, OCT No. F-V-17220, TCT No. F-T-390, TCT No. H-T-390, TCT No. H-T-805, and OCT No. FV-21965. The document denominated “Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the late Spouses Esteban C. M anuel and Re medios B. Pasculado with Special Power of Att orney to Sel l” was ratif ied before Notary Public Atty. Edward S. Manzano of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on June 20, 2010 as Doc. No. 406, Page No. 74, Book No. XXV, Series of 2010. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2010
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Lost ACR-I CARD, holder Mr. Robert Arthur Pres ton, 70 years old married to Gina N. Pre ston, a resident of Sitio Dalakit, Zam-boanguita, Negros Oriental. ACR- I Card was lost while walking at the Dalakit shore. If found please return to the said owner. Contact No. 09192571578.
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NORSU struggles with budget cut
r PILIPINAS KAY GANDA, whatever tourism slogan we use, the Philippines is a beautiful country. As a country of many islands, the beauty of country is as varied as the people and landscape. We who live in Negros Oriental see the beautiful beaches, the ever green fruit trees, the graceful sugar farms, and when in the Dumaguete boulevard, we see the mystical silhouette of the islands of Cebu, Siquijor and part of Mindanao . For Visayans, Luzon and Mindanao have different attractions. Luzon brings images of the different provinces with their varied lan ds cap es : mountains, hills and valleys, waterfalls, and the mention of Baguio bring images of pine trees , cool weather and the zigzag roads. I last visited Baguio as a young high school girl decades ago. We were the youth group sent to Manila for the summer Catechetical A photo stop at the Lions Head – the entrance into Baguio , seminar at the St. Paul the city of Pines . Seen at the background are pine trees in the College along Malate hillside. Street . Manila was visit the Church of the scarves and wood carved very hot on summertime even then. I Nuestra Senora Del souvenirs were displayed rem em bered my late Santissimo Rosario de along stalls by the road. cousin Inday Belen would Manaoag or Our Lady of Our first stop was the Lions put on white flower oil and the Most Holy Rosary of Head for a group photo fan herself to keep cool. Manaoag, the patroness of shot. We stayed at the 105 Fr. James Reuter S.J. was the sick and needy. The year old historic and the college Chaplain and 16th century statue is prestigious Baguio Country we would see him enshrined in the church Club. It is famous for its everyday at Mass. When under the Archdiocese of raisin bread; the chocolate we finished the seminar we Lingayen-Dagupan. frosted corn flakes served Pampanga’s pride, traveled to Baguio City, on their buffet breakfast my first visit to this pine Christmas lanterns made which a Baquio delicacy. city. How cool Baguio of colored Capiz shells Camp John Hay, Mines was compared to Manila . charmed us as we drove View Park , Session Road, I have since longed to through its streets. Burnham Park are must see see the Northern Luzon Lanterns or what we landmarks. Vendors were again A few weeks ago, popularly called parol selling big sweet oranges my sister and her cousin in lined the streets and we and seedless grapes from laws invited me to a trip were tempted to stop and Sagada. Baguio has a big to Bagiuo, about 240 buy some if only we had SM mall that gives you a kilometers from Manila. It space in the vehicle for beautiful view of the city was a beautiful drive those big lanterns. It was and the rolling hills. We through wide cemented a sight for our eyes only ended our tour with a visit highways and the SCTEX, as we continued the drive to the Good Shepherd where one has to pay the into Kennon Road . The Convent to buy their famous toll each time. We drove winding and zigzag road strawberry and ube jams through natural and gave us a close look of the and dropped by the Pink cultural wonders of the clouds and the fog in the Sisters Convent for the region amidst mountain afternoon. The landscape afternoon Mass. Our drive view as the road snakes changed to hillsides filled home was just as interesting through river canyons. with pine trees. The and had us all wishing we Huge wild sunflowers dot temperature started to could have continued into drop as our vehicle Sagada and Banaue, but it the mountainside. A bonus was driving climbed higher and Baguio was time to go home. This trip showed me through Pangasinan and came into view. People another beautiful gem of the stopping at Manaoag to wore sweaters and hats, Philippines . The whole country is worth seeing so I hope I can see more of the islands. My next plan – to see the charms of the Ilocos Region. I hope more Filipinos will take time to see the many charms of the Philippines !
President Henry Sojor acknowledges that Negros Oriental State University’s budget for next year has been cut by the national government similar to what of the other state colleges and universities. But unlike their counterparts in Manila and elsewhere, the students, faculty and administration are not marching in the streets to register their condemnation.
Solon to chieftains: be firm vs. rebels
addened by the deaths of two government troopers by members of the New People’s Army, 1st District Rep. Jocelyn LImkaichong has appealed for the new set of elected barangay officials to serve their communities well to stem the rise of communism. Turn to page 17
P12.5M to upgrade 8 rural health units
ight rural health units and district hospitals will be upgraded to enable them to handle basic emergencies in a fresh bid to further relieve the main government hospital of the province. Turn to page 17
Don Bosco’s relic comes to Dgte. BY : ELSIE J. ALCORAN his December, all members of the Catholic community and God’s faithful of Metro Dumaguete have a special event to look forward to. This is the coming of the relic of St. John Bosco- Patron Saint of editors, youth, Turn to page 18
Zamboanguita ups drive vs. smoking
Students will lead the observance of the 1 st year anniversary of the declaration of Zamboanguita as a smoke-free municipality on Friday. Mayor Kit Adanza (center) launched the program last year with other anti-cigarette smoking advocates. Adanza said his administration has intensified their campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle among his constituents, especially the youth. (Photo by Dems Demecillo)
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By Beverly Linao
ith the goal to uplift the “moral fiber” of the young people and at the same time educate them about health issues, Dir. Dr. Bob Aquino of Hypernova Productions Society, Inc. decided to stage a play that would most inspire, inform, and inject values in the minds and heart of the people of Dumaguete City. Sail On...the Excelsis Tour takes center stage at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center on December 10. Dir. Dr. Bob Aquino is a dentist by profession, but decided to follow God’s plan for his life – that is to serve as an instrument in reminding the young people about their relationship with God, their role in the community, and their health. “It used to be that the youth is the hope of the fatherland, but I don’t think so anymore. I think delikado yata ‘yung mga kabataan ngayon. We are here to remind the young people that they are getting too far now in the immoral breakdown. We are here to bring them closer to God,” Dr. Aquino explained. Challenged by these helm of realities, Dir. Dr. Aquino, came up with the play. Sail On...the Excelsis Tour tackles the issues on hope, faith, and revenge – something that all of us can relate to. It is stage and cinema combined – a musical variety show – that depicts the different lives of the young people today. “The play, I’m pretty
sure would be nice and educational. It would be satisfying, not only for us, but also to the people who would be watching. Dr. Bob here served as an instrument in imparting more knowledge not only about the Bible, but also with regards to different medical and ethical issues,” shares Jose Mari Bejerano, Jr., one of the lead casts portraying the role of Mr. Perfect. However, like most of the movies, a villain is never too far away to discourage and put down the superhero. For Dr. Aquino these are some local citizens and groups who are unsupportive of his project. “It’s hard conquering a place for the first time. Everyday is gruesome; you have to battle with it. Sana naman po ay bigyan ng support at huwag harangin ng mga ibang grupo. Sana naman ay ma-appreciate nila na there’s one man from Luzon who is here at nagmamalasakit sa mga kabataan,” he expressed. Despite controversies
and unsupportive people, Dr. Aquino still hopes that young people would come and experience a different kind of entertainment that would change their perspective about life. “Working with Dr. Bob is awesome. It is actually doing something with a purpose. He taught us to persevere, be independent, and accept hardships as part of life,” Darrell Bryan Rosales, member of the production team, said. Together with the sailors, Vox Orphanorum Choir will also sing songs. The sailor and production teams of the play are young people from different schools and sectors of Dumaguete City, who share the same sentiments and advocacy with Dr. Aquino. Dumaguete is the first docking place of the sailors in the Visayas region. And since this play is a series, people would have to watch the first part of the series in order to fully understand the story and its message.
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works. In short nature see to it that she’s ready to procreate so that it will perpetuate the specie. What makes the present controversy very heated, is because there is a pending Reproductive Health Bill, where the church is opposing its passage because it allows government money to be used for artificial means of family planning or the use of contraceptives. The Church does not want contraception to be legislated as available and promoted by the government. On the other hand, the proponents argue that all legal means of family planning should be available and get government support. The one to decide will be the couple themselves. The Church does not want it being legislated, the opponents does not want the church to impose their moral values on others because we have enshrined in our Constitution the freedom of religion, which includes the freedom not to believe. So, why is the present controversy
so stupid? It is because both proponents are unaware that there is already an insignificant provision of the law found under Art. 134 of the Labor Code, which provides as follows: “Art. 134. FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES; INCENTIVES FOR FAMILY PLANNING. (a) Establishments which are required by law to maintain a clinic or infirmary shall provide free family planning services to their employees which shall include but
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of the mother or surrogate mother. Thus, there is no crime of abortion committed under our laws nor is there a violation of the Constitution on the protection of the unborn child because there is yet no conception. The church advocates only the socalled natural method of birth control or complete abstinence. There is no law that discourages or prohibits these natural method of family planning. The natural method is simply not having any sperm in the vicinity of the uterus, at the time when the woman ovulates to prevent any possible pregnancy. So, since the woman ovulates or releases an egg only once every month, the natural method prohibits sexual intercourse at least four days before the date of the expected ovulation of the woman. But it seems not so natural because the woman reaches the height of her sexuality at the time she is ovulating because that is how nature
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Negros Oriental City/Municipality: Dumaguete
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that HARVEY S. FERROLINO has filed with this Office a petition for change of name from BB. BOY HARVEY to HARVEY in the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) of BB. BOY HARVEY SORENO FEROLINO who was born on October 23, 1971 at Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental and whose parents are Conrado Torres Ferolino and Julita Laxina Soreno. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than December 6, 2010. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 5 & 12, 2010
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Arnaiz ... From page 2 70 million which they can use for their pet projects but our industrious congressmen were able to secure allocations for their other projects from the li ne agenci es like t he Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Education. Like the members of the Provi nci al Bo ard, who recei ved an average P3 -4 mi lli on pork barrel funds, some critics argue that our legislators have no business implementing projects as they do not belong to the executive branch of government. But many others defend and admire our legislat ors for helpi ng the l ocal-chiefexecutives in identifying and initiating projects that may have been overlooked by the sitting executive. (By Dems Demecillo)
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Sidlakan... From page 2 Mayor Valente Yap, and other distinguished guests including the personnel of the provincial government. The 40-foot Christmas tree will serv e as th e highlight of the “Pasko sa Sidlakang Ko” at the SNV accord ing to Prov incial Tourism Officer Myla Mae B. Abellana. Architect Ger ar d Uymatiao was the one who researched the design of the Christmas tree where at least ten years old children can climb on the huge Christmas tree
not be limited to, the application or use of contraceptive pills and intrauterine devices. (b) In coordination with the other agencies of the Government engaged in the promotion of family planning, the Department of Labor shall develop and prescribe incentive bonus schemes to encourage family planning among female workers in any establishment or enterprise.” SO THERE IS NOTHING TO DEBATE ON.
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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS
Limkaichong urges the b ar an gay o ff icials an d (email:email@example.com) BY ELY P. DEJARESCO residents to deny the rebels any aid and in whatever form and instead throw their full cooperation to the army’s effort to end the communist (From page 2) insurgency. to tri-sikad , firstly in pursuit of clean air, and It was reported before indeed, the tri-sikad has been legislated to ply routes that some village officials along the side roads and not along the main road.. and even non-government Sounds familiar? organizations are soliciting -o0ofunds and goods from local The legal three-wheeled vehicle is indeed the businessmen, politicians and tri-sikad that is why it is called pedicab because even poor residents which precisely it is the pedes (feet) which drives the are th en supplied to the wheels to turn. When the first enterprising driver rebels. put the first (tass) motor on the bicycle, the birth The lady solon said that of the tricycle followed. When politicians in insurgency will only end if government did not have the balls and political the government officials will to lose the votes of erring tricycles, then particularly those in the massive tolerance came, and there goes your barangay will serve their Clean Air Act! constituents well and abhor -o0oactiv ities lin ked to th e In Dumaguete there is said to be some 60,000 rebels.(By Dems Demecillo) motorcycles and over 4,000 tricycles and zero pedicabs. Just imagine the smut emissions that is growing fast in Dumaguete. First maybe, let’s ban the tricycles from the major highways. This will surely minimize fuel consumption in both motorists and From page 15 tricycle drivers as well. Let’s go color coding, Under the P12.5 meaning, let a certain color cluster ply only definite routes. This will surely minimize traffic and fuel million endeavor of the consumption. I would not favor the return of the Department of Health, pedicab because it slows down business in one way eight health facilities are or the other. But let our enforcers implement the upgraded as Basic Clean Air Act to the letter, so we clean up our Emergency Maternal atmosphere. It will also keep our people healthy by Obstetrical Care or cleaning up the air with pollution. Mayor Sagarbarria BEMOC. They are the should take note of this. Jimalalud Rural Health
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Unit, Vallehermoso RHU, Magsaysay Guihulngan Health Station, Bindoy District Hospital, Inapoy Community Hospital in Sta. Catalina, Siaton District Hospital, Zamboanguita District Hospital and Mabinay District Hospital. Meanwhile the DOH has allocated P 117.5 million for the upgrading of the two biggest district hospitals of the province next year. The twin projects are still aimed at decongesting the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital. Board Member Liland Estacion “we are just awaiting for the approval of the building design if they would pass DOH standards.” The Guihulngan District Hospital will be upgraded from a 75-bed capacity to 150 beds and the Bayawan District Hospital will be upgraded to 110-bed from its 50-bed capacity.
BY: DEMS DEMECILLO BLAS LIBATON
Bloods-Crips city war continues ...
Apparently fed up with the series of shootings between BLOODS and CRIPS gangs, Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria has declared war against the already warring gangs. Earlier efforts by the police initiated by City Chief-of-Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag (left) to patch up the conflict between the two gangs through dialogues (as shown in photo) proved ineffective.
hooting incidents involving members of the warring Bloods and Crips continue to grip city residents with most of them seeing no end to the retaliatory attacks.
Johnrey Pilipinas was apparently the latest fatality from the Bloods side but whose death was quickly avenged by the slaying of a supposed leader of the rival
Crips gang. Pilipinas was shot at close range near the Fish Port terminal by two motorcycle-riding men after a heated Turn to page 18
Two cops now in mauling raps (From page 1) Inspector Palermo Casiuto of the Police I nter n al Af fair s O ff ice acknowledged the formal complaints of Lowen Condes Clemente, 19, Mark Romano, 29, twenty-three-year-old Ron ald Roman o an d Joh n Pr ado Somoza, 21, all residents of Batinguel Dumaguete City against P03 Florito Fajardo.
In another case, P01 Dionilo Lapera was also accused by Dean Domocol, 23, and Rico Aplicano, 23, of beating them after they were wrongly accused of being involved in a fracas at a public dance inside St. Anthony Academy. Fajardo has strongly denied beating the four men, instead accusing them of Turn to page 18
Army to charge rebels in ambush
nvestigators are poised to file charges against the rebels and their identified civilian sympathizers who participated in the recent ambush of government troopers in Trinidad, Guihulngan.
11th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong said that residents of Trinidad have identified the suspects in the ambush that claimed the lives of an army staff sergeant and a
young CAFGU member. Two other paramilitary men w ere w ou nd ed in th e en co u nter betw een government troops stationed at a nearby Turn to page 18
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The rebels continue to elude the government soldiers and are now believed to have either reached their hinterland base camp (file photo) to regroup or have rejoined their respective communities as mere civilians.
Pamahayag gikan sa “Kaugmaon”
December 5, 2010
ini kalambigit sa gihimo natong dialogue niadtong bulan sa Enero 29, 2009 sa Sityo Lagsing Brgy. Maniak Guihulngan, tali sa Kaugma-on sa kanimo/ kaninyo Ex Capt. Lousorio Edullantes, ug sa tanang elligal nga nagposition sa yuta ni Perla Bayaw Dela Cruz, nga kini nahimutang sa Sityo Ubod Brgy. Maniak, Guihulngan City. Sa tumong ug katuyu-an nga makab-ot nato ang kalinaw ug kahiusahan sa isyu sa pangyuta, gihimo sa Kaugma-on KMP ang upat (4) ka sunod sunod nga dialogue tali kaninyo nga nagposition sa maong yuta. Apan sa upat kasunod sunod nga dialogue, ikatulo ra ug katapusan lang ang inyong natambagan, ug diin naplastar ninyo ang pagkawalay klaru nga rason ug basihanan. Ngano nga kamo m aoy niposition? Nga dili man mo mga saop? Ug labaw nang dili mo Actual Cultivator? Kini klaro ug tataw nga adunay panagkunsabo ninyo, tali sa Ahensya sa DAR. Ug kanimo Mr. Lousurio Edullantes, bilang usa ka sulugu-on sa barangay Paagi sa piking programa sa DAR CARP. Sa imong/inyong gihimo, usa ka dako nga pagpangyatak sa katawhang katungod sa mga Legitimate Tenant, gani sa imong/inyong gihimo pwede ka maakusar sa Corte ug Usurpation of Power and Abuse of Authority, Graft and Corruption. Ug si Vicky Billones, pwede mokiha nimo/ninyo ug-Damages balur ug P30, 000. 00 kay samtang inyo ning giilog, kulangan pa ug duha (2) ka tuig ang contrata sa arendo. Ug tag P15,000.00 ang nawala ni Vicky matag tuig tungod sa inyong gihimo. Kini usa lamang ka tipik ug kabahin sa imong/inyong pagpanglupig ug pagpangyatak sa tawhanong katungod. Ginamit ang katungdanan ug impluwensiya. Kay dili rani maoy mga kaso nga imong nakomitir, paagi sa pagpahimulos. Ug karon panahon na nga m agbatik-tikad ang m ga lehitim o nga benepisaryo kon saop. Ug human ninyo madawat ug nabasa ning maong sulat, dili namo pwede mupadayon ug tikad sa maong yuta g mga baol. Ang nadaro ug wala pa napugsi, dili namo pwede popugas? Ang napugsan ug mani, kutob lang mo sa pagpamangil ug dili namo pwede nga inong daruhon ug mapugsan pag usab. Ang naugsan ug mais tagaan mo ug lugar sa pagsanggi ug dili na pwede nga inyong daruho pag usab human masanggi. Ang pasantenga Organization magahangyo kaninyo sa kinasing-kasing. Sa panahon nga kuha-on sa mga lehitimo nga mga saop ang maong uta o baol. Ayaw ninyo himu-a ang pagbabag, labaw nang dili ninyo gamiton ang kasuko, pwersa ug kusog, ug armas ka dili mi gusto ug kagubot. Ka nibarog name sa husto ug makatarunganon ka sa anahon nga inyong himuon ang pagbabag, ug pagmakuli sa pagintrigar sa maong yuta, husto lang ug makatarungon ang among pagdepensa sa among katungod.
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late LORENZO EJAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate And Sale on Lot No. 1383 covered by OCT No. FV-10796 situated at Najandig, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 34,132 sq. m. in favor to Ma. Sylva G. Eluna per Doc. NO. 406, Page No. 82, Book No. XVI, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Richard R. Enojo. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 21, 28 & Dec. 5, 2010
The Young Clergy Choir who performed during the Ecce Sacerdos, an evening with the priests and their music of the Diocese of Dumaguete, last December 3 at Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex. Members of the choir are Rev. Fathers Edwin Acab, Hendrix Alar, Jose Antonio Arnaiz, Lou Bayocboc, Abert Erasmo Bohol, Expedito Busmeon, Ricarte Deguit, Jay Enriquez, Salvador Marino, Ireneo Ruiz, Ramonito Torres, Burton Villarmente, and Marino Ybo. With special participation by Bishop John Du and Msgr. Julito Cortes.
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school children, students, magicians, apprentices and young workers. The re lic of St. John Bos c o will a rrive in Dumaguete City on December 9, 2010 at 9 : 00 a.m. The Educa tive Pa s tora l Community ( EPC ) of St. Louis School-Don Bosco with some students of different schools around Dumaguete C ity will hold a grand welcome of the relic as it arrives from the Diocese of Kabankalan. The convoy which will start from Sibulan shall bring it to the Cathedral Church for a Holy Mass at 10 : 00 a.m. and public viewing starting from 1 : 00 in the a fternoon. A grand candlelight procession will be held to bring the relic to SLSDon Bosco Chapel at 6 : 00 p. m. Public viewing for pilgrims and special activities dedicated to St. John Bosco’s relic will continue on December 10-11 at SLS – Don Bosco Chapel and school complex. The arrival of St. John Bos co’ s re lic he re in Dumaguete and other parts of the Philippines is part of its world tour which started from Valdocco, Italy on April 25, 2009. The said relic consists of his right hand carefully preserved inside a special case. This in turn is then placed inside a lifelike wax replica of the saint resting in a special urn for veneration. T his urn is s pe c ia lly transported in a light truck custom built to transport the relic to its host country driven by Italian chauffeurs who have vowed never to leave the wheel and remain near the sacred relic on the entire worldwide jourmey. St. John Bosco’s relic has been scheduled to visit five continents starting in South America and following the route of the Salesian regions in the world. The visit to East Asia and Oceania, including the Philippine s, is from Nove mbe r 2010 to April 2011. The Philippine visit will be from December 5 to J anua ry 14 sta rting in Bac olod, Victoria s and
altercation. Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria’s declaration of an all-out war against street gangs wa s me t with skepticism since the problem has be en pes tering c ity residents for a number of years now. The ongoing gang war has claimed dozens of lives with suspects getting bolder as the authorities are being perceived as unable to hold the s tre ets from criminals young and old.
ERRATUM The name MA. SYLVIA G. ELUNA, Vendee in the Notice of Extr ajudic ial Settlemen t of Estate and Sale by heirs of LORENZO EJAN as printed in issues dated Nov. 21 & 28, 2010 should have been MA. SYLVA G. ELUNA. Proper correction has been made in the third publication dated Dec. 5, 2010. – Ed
Army to ... From page 17 detachment and dozens of rebels belie ved to have already separated in small groups to avoid the pursuit operations. T he a rmy a ls o acknowledged that they have found a spot near the village’s c ha pe l whe re the rebels supposedly mounted their machine gun to cut down the approaching soldiers. Slain soldie rs were S/Sgt. Rey Paloma ria a nd CAFGU Julebert Marata. It was also established that the root cause of the rebels’ incursion to Barangay Trinindad is to liquida te Joseph Edolantes who was linked to a land dispute. The assassination squad failed to s la y Edolante s but the responding soldiers became the e nticing objec ts for eradication.
Two cops ... From page 17 attack ing h im at the police station. To prove his alibi, Fajardo lodged direct assault charges against the four complainants before the City Prosecutor’s Office. In both incidents the victims were briefly detained after they were allegedly manhandled. They attached the medical certificates to their affidavits as proof of the p hysical injur ies sustained from the alleged mauling incidents. Kabankalan then going northward to Dumaguete and Cebu and all areas of Luzon ( Makati, Tondo, Mandaluyong, Alaba ng, Laguna , Ta rla c, Pampanga and Parañaque ) where the presence of the Order founded by St. John Bosco in 1859 – the Salesians of Don Bosco – is very much alive today.
Supreme Court of the Philippines Judicial and Bar Council Manila
ANNOUNCEMENT The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announces the opening, for application for recommendation, of the position of ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN (vice Hon. Edilberto G. Sandoval, who was appointed Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice). Applications or recommendations must be submitted not later than 3 November 2010 (Wednesday). In case of recommendations, the recommendees must manifest, on or before the said deadline, their acceptance either in the recommendation paper itself or in a separate document. New applicants or recommendees must submit (6) copies of the following documents: 1. Notarized PDS (JBC Form 1 downloadable from the JBC Website http://jbc.supremecourt.gov.ph) with ID Picture 2. 2. Transcript of School Records 3. Certification of Admission to the Phil. Bar 4. Proof of Age and Citizenship Pursuant to Section 1, Rule 7 of the Rules of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC-009), as amended, the JBC will conduct a public interview of the following candidates for the position of ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS (vice Hon. Andres B. Reyes, Jr.). 03 November 2010 (Wed) SC Training Center 9:00 a,m.-12:00 noon 1. CABANOS, VICTORIANO B. 2:00 p.m.-5:00p.m. 2. DAKANAY-GALANO, ROCHELLE YVETTE V. 1. LACAP, MERCEDES P. 3. GUERRERO, JUANITA T. 2. TACLA, ESTEBAN JR.A 4. HERRERA-DAVILA, PEDRO G. 3. TIMBANG, SALVADOR V. 09 November 2010 (Tues) Old SC Session Hall 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. 1. BANTUG, VIOLETA O. 1. QUIRANTE, JOHN C. 2. FOZ, ANTHONY A. 2. TAN, RAFAEL CRESCENCIO JR. 3. INGLES, WILFREDO T. C 4. NIEVES, WILFREDO T. 3. YRASTORZA, RAPHAEL SR. B. The following are also candidates for the position of Court of Appeals Associate Justice but were already interviewed within a year: 16. MACAPAGAL, AIDA E. 1. ACOSTA, LOUIS P. 17. MACARAIG, VIRGILIO V. 2. ALARAS, SELMA P. 18. MADRONA, FORTUITO L. 3. ALVARO, ERLINDA N. 19. MAGDOZA, PABLO R. 4. ANGHAD, ANASTACIO D. 20. MANAHAN, CARMELITA S. 5. ARLES, HENRY D. 21. MAXINO, PAMELA ANN A. 6. CORALES, PEDRO B. 22. MAYO, MANUEL A. 7. DELA CRUZ, EUGENIO G. 23. NOBLEJAS, NARMO P. 8. DUMDUM, SIMEON JR. P. 24. ONGKEKO, DIVINAGRACIA B. 9. FE, FERDINAND A. 25. PADILLA, MA. LUISA Q. 10. FRANCISCO, RENATO C. 26. PAMPILO, SILVINO, JR. T. 27. PAREDES, VICTORIA ISABEL 11. GONZALES, CHARITO B. A. 12. GUTIERREZ, ALICE C. 28. PAUIG, VILMA T. 13. HERRERA, OSCAR JR.C. 14. INTING, HENRI JEAN PAUL B.29. SANTOS, MARIA NENA J. 30. SOLUREN, CORAZON D. 15. LAGUILLES, ZENAIDA G. 31. TORIO, EMMA M. The JBC also announces that the following are applicants for judgeship positions: REGIONAL TRIAL COURT (REGION VII), TALISAY, CEBU Brs. 65 & 66: ACOSTA, Alexander Nicandro V.; ALTUBAR, Ruben F.; BORDALBA, Cesar P.; CAÑETE, Leopoldo V.; GO, Glenda C.; MANAYON, Mario V.; SENTILLAS, Wilfredo M. MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT (REGION III), SASM OAN, PAMPANGA; AGUSTIN, Reggie N.BALLESTEROS, German II; F.; BILAN, Jeanette L.; DAMIAN, Noel Darren C.; DE LA CRUZ, Rene M.; EVANGELISTA, Richard G.; MOLINA, Ro land Dennis G.; PAJARON, Katherine L.; PERICO, Jerry C. QUINTANO, Ireneo M.; RODRIGUEZ, Teresita L. The public may submit to the JBC sworn complaint, report, or opposition (in ten legible copies) against any of the aforesaid candidates for the Court of Appeals and lower courts not later than 3 November 2010 (Wednesday). All applicants for the above-mentioned judicial positions must submit to the JBC ASAP via fax, mail or e-mail their updated JBC Form 1 (Revised September 2007); proof of age and Filipino citizenship; and 2010 Ombudsman, NBI, IBP, OBC and Police Clearances; Medical Certificate; and other requirements before the date of their interview. Those who fail to submit the necessary requirements shall neither be interviewed nor considered for nomination. 20 October 2010. (Sgd.) ENRIQUETA ESGUERRA-VIDAL Clerk of Court & JBC Ex Officio Secretary
December 5, 2010
NORECO 2 to fine tune contract with EDC-GCGI
concerned. If From page 1 unchecked, these minor obstacles to efficient he Green Core Geothermal Incorporated (GCGI) and the Negros Oriental Electric governance may in the long Co ope rative 2 ( NOR ECO 2) Boa rd of run result in unnecessary Directors have yet to fine tune their agreement on power delays. Some Capitol purchase, even as they agreed last December 1 to sign the Power Supply Agreement before December 15 this employees and executives year. prefer that if Degamo Ramon Diaz de Rivera, for maintenance.” According assumes as acting governor department manager for to him, GCGI must assure in the absence of Perdices, Electricity and Steam Sales NORECO 2 that Green Core who undergoes a series of of the Energy Development GCGI will assure electric regular chemotherapy Co mp any (EDC)-GCGI, supply to the consumers of sessions at the St. Luke’s presented the contact of the cooperative whenever Medical Center, the agreement to the NORECO there is a temporary shut Governor’s men should also 2 board members in which down for maintenance. cease from issuing orders EDC-GCGI w ill sup ply Taclob also said that it is for and in behalf of Perdices energy for the NORECO 2 the duty of GCGI to find and until his return to avoid consumers. supply alterative power confusion among the rank However, NORECO 2 General Manager Ephraim supply if ever their unit shuts and file. There were instances Taclob explained that the down. Green Core promised NORECO 2 b oar d had NORECO 2 to sup ply when Perdices aides argue found some provisions in the d ep en dable sou rce an d with the officials in the proposed contract by GCGI affordable power supply. In Provincial Board and other that may not fully favor the this light, he is asking the departments resulting in electric cooperative, thus, GCGI to make good such minor confusion , but these the board demands some promise. were quickly addressed by Re-installed NORECO 2 necessary modifications of those concerned. Board Memb er Ricard o the agreement. w an ts th e Insiders claim the Taclob cited that there is Map uti a provision in the contract Geothermal Company to Perdices team is regarded which seems v ague and explain the technical details as less experienced in states that “GCGI will find of the provisions which is running the provincial replacement power supply, u nclear to th e bo ar d bureaucracy since their whenever a unit is shut down directors. long exposure was being at the city hall covering the single capital city of Dumaguete before. But today, they are suddenly thrust into the limelight to deal with the problems of a provincial level-LGU with 5 cities and 20 For FEEDBACK: email firstname.lastname@example.org municipalities under it. Populationwise, it means governing from 200,000 in (From page 4) Dumaguete city, to over a abroad. million constituents of If you look at the letter of the law, it only applies Negros Oriental. to foreigners who were such at the time of the On the other hand, most marriage. of the Capitol old guards, But the Supreme Court examined the spirit, not who demand that all the letter of the law. transactions strictly follow Let’s tweak the facts a little bit. the established protocols, What if the divorce was obtained by the Filipino spouse abroad, BEFORE the Filipino spouse have worked with Degamo since his stint as board became naturalized abroad? The answer to this question, applying simple logic, member. They feel awkward with shortcuts in is that Article 26 will not apply. red-tape laded Therefore, the Filipino spouse left behind a bureaucracy. cannot remarry, even if the Filipino spouse abroad obtained a divorce (before being naturalized), and Various stakeholders then re-marries there. hope that Perdices’ and The explanation is that since the divorce was Degamo’s boys and junior obtained while the Filipino spouse was still a Filipino, officials directly engage then the spouse abroad is still subject to Philippine more often to establish laws, which does not recognize the divorce. harmony among the offices But what if the Filipino spouse abroad, after obtain in g a di vorce an d th en re- marryi ng, of the top two officials of the subsequently becomes naturalized (becomes a Capitol. foreigner) ? New barrio ... Will the naturalization have a retroactive, and From page 1 curative effect on the previously obtained divorce, such that the Filipino spouse left behind can also reconcur with all of the marry? appointments. There is no case on this yet. But in the absence of But if the Filipino spouse left behind is not a compromise like in allowed to re-marry, because the divorce procured barangays Bagacay and by th e Fil ipi no spou se abroad cann ot be recognized in the Philippines —having procured Junob in Dumaguete City, the divorce while still a Filipino—the same the barangay captain and his councilors are unfairness persists. The Filipino spouse left behind will suffer eternally deadlocked. City Interior and cannot re-marry and Local Government It can be suggested that if a Filipino spouse Officer Felix Ablir Jr. has abroad obtains a divorce there, such a divorce should advised the contesting be recognized once that Filipino spouse abroad parties to file the becomes naturalized. Otherwise, the Filipino spouse left behind appropriate complaint cannot remarry and will be in an unfair situation. before the DILG. (By Such unfairness is precisely what the Court Dems Rey Demecillo)
40-ft X’mas Tree at Sidlakan Negros Village
Divorce allowed ...
(L-R:) Architect Gerard Uymatiao, Rodrigo Lagahit, Engr. Greg Uymatiao, Engr. Ed Pedrosa, Mayor Ricky Gonzales, VG Roel Degamo, Gov. Agustin Perdices, Mayor Karen Villanueva, Mayor Edsel Enardecido, Mayor Valente Yap.
Giant Negros Oriental Tree Rises Governor Agustin R. Perdices, together with Vice- Gov er nor Ro el R. Degamo Monday, NOvember 29, led the different Mayors and Officials of the province in installing in the first rivets to build the 40foot Negros Oriental Christmas Tree on the front lawn of Sidlakang Negros Village. The installation signals the approach of the “Pasko sa Sidlakan Ko 2010” series of activities that will unify the Christmas celebration in Negros Oriental on December
13-18, 2010, in Sidlakang Negros Village. Senior Tourism Operations Officer Myla Mae B. Abellana said the tree was deigned by Architect Gerard Uymatiao, who proposed the double helix spire to revisit the structure of the basic code of the cells of the huan body, the DNA structure. It is a symbolic celebration of the basic element of Oriental Negrense life.
December 5, 2010