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VOL. 37 No. 27 Dumaguete City, Philippines Sunday, December 19, 2010

NegOr politics need young blood: Sojor


RASA now ARA SafeCo to lick toxic asbestos in city Council

Euraoba: PH’s Top 10 cops

OUTSTANDING POLICEMAN PO2 Jun Euraoba in a foto ops with President PNoy Aquino, together with Euraoba’s family, wife mother, sister and children.

PNoy picks Perdices as RDC-7 chairman


o the surprise of many leaders in Central Visayas, President NoyNoy Aquino finally showed his cards and announced that he has appointed Gov Agustin Perdices as chairman of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council or RDC7.

The RDC7 is a powerful body of four governors and line agencies in Central Visayas who design regional priority pr ojects, asid e fr om their provincial priorities. Gov Perdices himself felt surprised by the appointment because surely PNoy must have already heard about Perdices’ health problems. The governor is cu r rently un der go in g chemotherapy on his stage 3

stomach cancer. In an interview, Perdices said “like a good soldier, I will o bey my lead er. I h av e mobilized my staff to help me carry the load. The council meets every quarter. It will be held o n ro tation b asis in Dumaguete, Cebu, Tagbilaran and Siquijor.” The chair of the RDC7 is a coveted position. Governors

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Goodwill SOMO extended Jan 3


he military has announced its selfi m p o s e d “suspension of military operations” (SOMO) until January 3. Instead, in the spirit of the Season, the men in uniform will spend the days giving gifts to the poor children in the hinterlands. However, they will continue to be vigilant and maintain the rules of engagement , meaning, they will defend the people and the fort whenever attacked, or provoked. O n th e o th er hand , a statement from the rebel front said that the military has been doing ceasefires for decades but has not solved the insurgency problem. The rebels said, this is because the root of insurgency has never been licked out. These are: double standard of justice, cor ru ption in gov er n ment, patronage politics, suppression of h uman r ights, extr ajud icial killings and slavagings, and unsolved crimes among others. The 302nd Infantry Brigade and the 11th IB started tradition by giving gifts to poor children of rebel-prone bgy Trinidad,

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MISA DE GALLO, midnight mass at the Dumaguete Cathedral is a colorful dawn event which winds up on Christmas eve. For the working people, misa de gallo has a 7pm version.

No Xmas gifts to bribe dads


ith only a few days left for Christmas day, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds on civil servants anew to avoid accepting gifts in exchange for performing their duties. The Civil Service Commission has cautioned that , “While corporate giveaways and exchange of gifts

among employees are generally acceptable, civil servants are discouraged from accepting or soliciting gifts especially from clients, suppliers and contractors with whom they are facilitating business.” Such gifts may be construed as a bribe or reward in exchange for a favor or better treatment by the public official Turn to page 19




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Goodwill SOMO till Jan 3 Guihjulngan . This gift giving was held for the first time here by the military. This was also in tribute to their fallen comrades who died in the Nov. 20 encounter with the rebels here. The question now is whether or not the NPAs will also do a SOMO. The Army said that the rules of engagement will be enforced if government forces are attacked first during the SOMO period, now until Jan 3. Meanwhile, one Teofilo (not his real name), 16 years old, single, and Junel Lanao, 34, married, both residents of the hinterland village of Nagbinlod in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, were presented last Saturday (Dec 11) to Maj. Gen. Vicente M Porto, commanding general of the Philippine To page 19

critical reporting

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Can Perdices still deliver the job as RDC-7 chair? PULIS




NegOr politics needs Temporary appointees young blood: Sojor to get honoraria: DILG tressing the need to reflect on the recent events of the province’s political scene, Negros Oriental State University President Dr. Henry Sojor is urging young people to engage in public service.

Sojor’s call is aimed at ensuring that new and young blood will hold key elected positions in the towns, cities and provincial government with longer staying power. Other sectors have been urging for the passage of a law that puts an age limit for

those aspiring to be elected as public officials allowing them the opportunity to serve their communities while in the zenith of their health and graciously turnover their positions to the younger and rising Turn to page 19

Solons cool to joint national, barrio polls egros Oriental’s three district representatives are


lukewarm to calls of holding the national, local and barangay elections on the same date beginning year 2013 to save billions of pesos. Under the law, barangay District) said that allowing a electio n s mu st be h eld joint elections for all levels separate from the national including the barangays will and local polls, however, this not serve the interest of the would require at least P 3 electorate. “It is even better that all billion, an amount that would create more impact if spent three national, local and b ar an gay election s ar e to pro-poor projects. Representatives Jocelyn separate to give p eo ple Limkaichong (1st District), ample time to focus on the George Arnaiz (2nd District) issues and the candidates and Pryde Henry Teves (3rd Turn to page 18-B

ursuant to the principle of “equity and fair-play,” barangay officials holding temporary appointments pending concurrence of the Sangguniang Barangay are entitled to collect their honoraria and other benefits. The Dep ar tment o f local-chief-executive. I nter ior and Lo cal Nevertheless, the DILG Gov er nmen t issued th e said that in the exigency of reminder following reports p ub lic serv ice, th ose of protracted rift between the appointive officials are asked Punong Barangay and the to assume their respective majority of the Sangguniang offices and be allowed to Barangay members over the discharge and con cu r rence o f th e appointments made by the Turn to page 19


SafeCo to lick toxic asbestos alencia residents, particularly those in Barangay Puhagan have no reason to be unduly concerned of the ongoing removal of asbestos build-up in four po we r plants o f Gre en C ore Ge ot he rmal Incorporated as this is being handled “expertly and safely.” For forty-one days now, residents and the workers Saf eCo, a co mp an y themselv es w h o ar e specializin g in en vi- undertaking the task. ronmental protection has Asbestos mineral is either been removing the toxic o f tw o in co mbu stib le, asbestos without a single chemical-resistant, fibrous incident that posed harm to mineral forms of impure the power plant employees, Turn to page 18-B

Vice-Gov. Roel Degamo, in full support of ailing Gov. Tuting Perdices. We appeal to their lieutenants to help ensure a smooth governance. Let them not make it hard for their bosses. Let their orders synchronize for the good of the public, not their own. Synergy, humility, coordination, not competition and positioning, please.


TOYS from rich kids to the poor Old toys from the Silliman Early Childhood School pupils and their used clothings and personal items for the poor children in the hinterlands of Sta. Catalina and Siaton. LR Rosevilla Larena (school head) Prof. Francisco Ablong, Director School of Basic Education; Dr. Betsy Joy Tan, VPAA, Lt. Col. Pio Dionisio, Cmdr .79thIB and Lt. Eric Calulot civilianmilitary relations.

efore anything else, let our editorial staff, and printing plant people extend this heartfelt message of love and goodwill to all men. For all our faults forgive us. For the services we rendered the public, for the sleepless nights when w e burned our midnight candles just to deliver the news to you, we say the pleasure was ours. Here’s our sincere wish FOR A MERRY CHRIST MAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR——to all our readers, advertisers and friends. -o0oThis is Christmas week. Yet so many things are happening here and around the nation. We cannot seem to take a break and leave those issues hanging. Here is that shaky ceasefire between government and rebels; the release of the Vizconde suspects after 15 years; the series of positive developments in the city and province, and now, the appointment of the ailing governor as head of the regional development council. -o0oBut we’d really like to pause and take a break for the next two weeks. In the final analysis, the world will continue to turn around and the solar system and the milky way will continue its eternal journey. W e are just but a speck in this universe. So let it just go and flow. WE cannot change destiny. We lift everything to the Lord. He is in control, not we.



302nd Brigade Commander Lt. Col. Manny Ochotorina displays captured paraphernalia in that encounter with 15 suspected rebels in Sitio Magbatanay, brgy Magsusunog, Pamplona, a major setback in the red terror drive, he claims.



From SILLIMAN Early Childhood School

O ver t he weekend, Pr esident PNoy Aquino, apparently fueled by political considerations, and perhaps due to his indecision as to who will head the powerf ul chair manship of Region 7’s Regional Development Council came back to the basics: appointed as RDC chair man, the governor who support ed him during t he last elect ions: Tut ing Perdices. -o0oGive it to Tuting’s good sense of political strategy and that of his top adviser Junny, he got the position at a time when he would have exercised the right of first refusal, due to his physical condition, undergoing regular chemotherapy. This is more often than the regional council meetings which is held quarterly, and with venue rotated from each of the four provinces in Central Visayas. That would be stressful indeed. -o0oInterviewed by Media, Tuting Perdices said he lifted everything to the Lord saying :” If the Lord has nothing in store for me, why did he lead me to become governor even if it was not my choice? (since he decided to run for vice governor). His logic is: If the Lord allowed me to assume as governor, he should also allow me at least to finish my term, Perdices quipped. -o0oThe RDC chairmanship is a coveted post. Depending on the chair ’s eagerness and prowess to get regional projects approved, the RDC relies mainly on good PR, pol itical stamina, and wide constituency enough for Malacananag to hop around the region while in power. We are talking here about millions of pesos in projects which otherwise are set aside regionally. -o0oPerdices at this time is relying on his lieutenants to do the physical legwork. He was even quoted as saying that his staff will “carry the burden” while obviously, he will just direct their movements by remote control. Can you govern by remote control? In modern parlance, this is called “delegation of power, and management by objective.”

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Press freedom a human right est we forget, press freedom is among the universally cherished freedoms around the world. Evidence of this is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed, and adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations sixty years ago, or on December 10, 1948, to be exact. One of the cherished values is to respect the opinion of others, and their right to express their opinions, no matter how absurd, irrational, stupid it may be. The freedom to have an opinion and express it openly is explicitly recognized as a basic human right. To respect the opinion of others is to uphold human dignity. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights expressly acknowledges that: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” It is incumbent upon all freedom loving people not only to practice the sacred right to hold an opinion and express the same, but to protect it, defend it, and assert it if threatened, specially by the powers that be. In our local community, and in the experience of the Negros Chronicle, we have encountered various attempts and threats to suppress the free flow of information and opinion, particularly by those who have been given temporary opportunities to sit in the corridors of power. Instead of cherishing, upholding and promoting this basic human right, those wielding borrowed political power—who by the way are the sterling models of political mediocrity and untold immaturity— try endlessly to stifle such right. We thus find it fitting to recall the words of the late Justice Hugo Black, a famed member of the United States Supreme Court, in his concurring opinion in the infamous Pentagon Papers case (New York Times versus United States, 402 U.S. 713 [1971]) where the Nixon administration had tried to suppress the flow of vital information relating to the Vietnam war: “The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people.” We thus re-commit our obligation as freedomloving individuals, not only to practice these liberties, but to defend them, and assert them, so the free flow of information to the people is maintained. We join the whole community of nations yearning for freedo m, as we com memora te tha t historic proclamation of fundamental and basic human rights sixty years ago by people united in belie f, and uncompromis ingly committed to u phold human dignity.


Editorial 7-4-4: No winners ustice was not served at all in the l5-yr old Vizconde massacre. Seven Supreme Court justices favored an acquittal of all the seven accused—but not after 15 years of Bilibid incarceration; four dissented the acquittal and four abstained. In short, that’s still a 7:8. Facts are : three dead, and raped; no one is found guilty; the rapists and killers are free; victims’ family are crying for justice; the released suspects are also crying for justice claiming the State unjustly took l5 years of their lives. JUSTICE was not served at all. The system failed. If only to assuage the notion that in this country, there are two kinds of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor, would it not be fair for the State to launch a manhunt for the killers and rapists of the Vizcondes, if only to prove that we are in the era of PNoy’s change and reform? The Supreme Court clarified that in releasing Hubert Webb et al, the Court did not declare them innocent of the crime. The prosecution simply failed to prove their guilt beyond reasonable


doubt. There testimonies of star witness Jessica Alfaro had many infirmities too. The court did not say they were not guilty. There was simply not enough evidence to convict them. Two co-accused Joey Filart and Artemio Ventura are at large, in- hiding and have yet to be tried. Is flight not indicative of guilt? Why did the government not hunt them? The passport presented as evidence by Webb was not the original. No agent from the FBI ever appeared personally during the hearings despite their attestation that Webb was in America when the crime was committed. You can fly to America in l4 hours, if only to prove that you were not around on the same day the crime happened. But why did the high court say so ONLY NOW—and after l5 long years when new justices are now sitting. Did the law change? No. Only the justices changed. Who among the justices are their friends now? The chief justice abstained, mind you. So what is your conclusion: guilty or innocent? The Court has yet to rule.


The case of Senator ‘Ping’ Lacson nce a serious presidential candidate in 2004, senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson is at best a man of great enigma. A “Mr. Expose” in the senate in the mold of former senator Ernie Maceda especially against the GMA couple, senator Lacson was, in turn, largely blamed for the defeat of Fernando Poe Jr. by GMA in 2004 - by splitting the votes of the opposition in a closely contested presidential derby. Impeccably dressed with a execution of fellow cop John directed at the then Erap metrophile complexion and a Campos (partner of his arch Admnistration whose PNP gentleman in private, he is enemy and now “Argentine Lacson was “in charge.” Who accused of the worst imaginable Tango” dance expert killed him and his driver? Rosebud) and the seeking crimes. Ping Lacson has decided to As a crack PNP cop, he overseas refuge of those who become a “fugitive of the law” busted several big-time criminal crossed Lacson’s path the rather than - on the basis of an syndicates, straightened up the wrong way. unbailable warrant - be a discipline in the PNP and His biggest case, of course, prisoner in jail among hardened rescued (years ago) the is his alleged link to the criminals for the crime of kidnapped daughter (Robina) of abduction and deaths of top abduction leading to murder. The taipan John Gokongwei of Cebu. publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer senator could be locked in jail till But he has been and his driver Emmanuel Corbito he rots. implicated in the in 2000. The maverick senator disappearances and deaths of Word has it that Dacer would “surrender only over many foes, the rubout of the was about to explode a huge his dead body” and had called Kuratong Baleleng gang, the PR (public relation) bomb To page 16


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Misa de Gallo images

Carlos P. Garcia: an economic statesman

(Come Wednesday, the traditional dawn masses or Misa de Gallo will   start.  Few remember  that in 1587, Fray Diego de Soria  of  San Agustin Acolman in Mexico, asked the Pope for permission to to hold dawn masses. That enabled farmers to attend mass and till their fields after.Christmas novena masses.   Galleons from Acapulco brought that tradition to us. Many have personal images from the “Mass of the Roosters” that still haunt us. — JLM ) –


he beggar lifted up her infant, swaddled in a thin sheet, as the wife and I passed by.. Misa de Gallo ended earlier. “He’s two weeks old,” she said with  gaptoothed smile. What was her name again?(this lady in faded hand-medowns)   She  shared rice  packets that the wife brought periodically. Without fail, she’d trudge back to say: salamat. The other 31 would vamoose without a word. The ancient text echoed in

our minds: “She wrapped her child in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” What is the future for this child and mother? The most fractured human right here is that of an infant to celebrate his first birthday. Infant death rates have dipped to 20 per thousand live births. That improves the 35 deaths tally in 1997. But that’s far behind Malaysia’s 10. It   flunks   Millennium  Development Goals we’re pledged Turn to page 19


In his inaugural address President Carlos P. Garcia said, “The country now has the natural resources, the means and the modern know how to do it. We only lack the will to do it. Let us BY: JOHNY summon then from the spiritual M ERCADO reservoir of the nation the collective will and determination to make our country self sufficient in foodstuff, shelter, and clothing. Our freedom must be nourished (E-mail: from the wealth of our own soil ) and by the labor of our own manhood. This is the key policy of this administration.” Carlos P. Garcia succeeded Magsaysay after

Papaya Powers

lower the risk of getting colon cancer. Studies  conducted  by University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D. Ph.D and his team in Japan showed that extract from dried papaya leaves has significant anticancer effects on lab –grown tumors which also includes cancer of the pancreas,liver,lung,breast, and cervix. Papaya has enzymes called papain and chymopapain  that help our bodies digest proteins and breaks it down into amino


The Spirit of Christmas


hristopher Columbus called it the  “fruit of the angels.”  Here in the Philippines, these yellow orange luscious fruits grow anywhere, anytime, anyhow.  They are resilient and sturdy,  a survivor in dry and rainy seasons. Papaya is a common tropical fruit that has been used as vegetable, dessert, beauty enhancers and highly regarded for its medicinal attributes.

However since it is so common, most of us take it for granted. We marvel and appreciate other expensive medicines coming from other countries. Fruits that are not endemic in our country which have also medicinal attributes are more attractive and palatable than this commoner. This tropical wonder fruit Papaya or Pawpaw apaya (Carica papaya) is widely known as a cancer fighting agent based on  studies and reviews worldwide. Papaya is rich with fiber and folate that

the latter died in a plane crash in March 1957. He won in the subsequent 1957 election. When Garcia became President in 1957, he emphasized the nationalist theme of “Filipino First” and the attainment of “ respectable independence”. When he took office, he inherited a nearly bankrupt treasury. He launched an austerity program. In the economic field, he enunciated a “Filipino First Policy” to give primacy to Filipino investors. Exchange controls were instituted to limit the use of dollars Turn to page 16


A Journey Through Cancer


ationalist pressures increased in intensity in the year and a half following the presidential election in which Carlos P. Garcia, a long-time Nacionalista Party leader who had succeeded to the presidency on the death of Magsaysay, was returned to office.


t’s Christmas time and everybody is talking about Christmas. The sad thing is that we expect to have Christmas gifts on Christmas and we talk about Christmas as if it is good only for the month of December, when Christians are supposed to emulate the life of Christ throughout our life.

How many of us are thinking of giving this Christmas instead of expecting something from somebody. If you want to help and give this Christmas you can go to the Provincial Hospital and donate some medicines for those patients who will just die because of lack of money to buy medicines. Our members of the

Provincial Board instead of buying brand new double cabs, should donate their pork barrel to the Provincial Hospital. They are giving Chris tmas gif ts to themse lv es with the people’s money. It’s Christmas. So think of how you can help others rather than expect gifts from others.


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Let’s be born again this Christmas

Footsteps and Fingerprints

The Holiest of All Nights



HRISTMAS doesn’t seem to be complete without a Christmas party in school. And so we planned one which took place recently but which was threatened after weeks of preparation by a strong, driving rain in the morning. It was held in our gym, and On my way to school with the many of the decorations got Picanto, I had to practically wade blown away by the wind. The through the road turned a river of place was wet. The organist for angry water, trying to control my the Mass texted he could not temper and exerting heroic efforts make it, and so we had to just to pray and leave things in the contend with a Mass without hands of God. music. With how we are, that I saw many of the students means a lot. with their families walking or Many students with their simply stuck in a certain place. families, for it was also a In a while, I discovered my little Family Day, came late. But car could fit in 8 passengers. arrive they did just the same! And my conscience demanded That was the more amazing I had to make several trips back part of it all—to see the human and forth to ferry the stranded spirit grapple with the last to school. minute test that attempted to And so we started the Mass deliver a sudden-death blow to 15 minutes late, with few people the whole affair, and won. The in attendance. Soon enough, victory could hardly be more thank God, the rain stopped, the meaningful. Turn to page 13


Holy Night! This Christmas song has always been a favorite of mine. Every time I hear it, or sing it, my heart is touched by the soft loving whispers of angels. Can’t you just hear the angels singing, and see the stars dancing, and feel the faint stirrings of Life in the arms of Mary? To me, it is one of the most solemn and beautiful Christmas songs ever written, bringing us back to that holiest of all nights. Yet, when this song was first called his English translation composed by Adolphe Charles “O Holy Night.” And today, it Adam, a 19th century Frenchman, is recognized as a most elegant it met with strong disapproval and moving Christmas carol, from church authorities. One with its words and music French bishop even commented echoing in full “the spirit of that it lacked musical taste and religion.” showed a total absence of “the Usually, only the first verse is spirit of religion.” Adam’s original sung. But I love the 2nd and 3rd title was “Cantique de Noel,” he verses that reflect the true spirit wrote the music and his friend of Christmas, its joy, its sung Cappeau de Roquemaure, a proclamation that our King, our French poet, wrote the lyrics. Savior, and our Lord is come to The words we sing today bring us love, peace, joy and come from the pen of freedom from the chains of clergyman and music scholar oppression. I would like to share Turn to page 13 John Sullivan Dwight. He





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Suspected lady drug pusher Anita Duran of Cadawinonan Housing Project, has been transferred to the city jail in Bajumpandan, after no bail was recommended for her temporary release. She was recently arrested inside her home for selling and keeping illegal drugs after a buy-bust operations by Task Force Kasaligan led by the National Bureau of Investigation agents Atty. Dominador Cimafranca and Miguel Dungog .

Drunkman survives pal’s slay attempt


pparently fueled by a misunderstanding, a 37-year-old man was shot and wounded by his drinking buddy in the face in Calindagan, Dumaguete City Tuesday afternoon. Johary Salatandre was wounded in the left eyebrow after he was shot by suspect Budha Cariño, who immediately fled after the incident. Although injured, Salatandre went to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital where he received urgent medical attention.

Meanwhile, a lineman of Cruztelco sought assistance from the PNP over the increasing number of incidents of th eft of telep hon e cables which amounted to P40,000 in the most recent

report. Several consumers complained of losing their telephone connection. It was later discovered after inspection that the cable lines have already been cut and stolen.

Calamity funds for victims Of Geo-sulfuric emissions

Student accuses roommate of theft T


er fear has finally materialized when she learned of the loss of her week’s allowance allegedly taken by her own roommate, who has yet to explain her side. The complainant, a student of one of the colleges here, claims that her roommate was not around when she fell asleep Wednesday night.

However, when she woke up the next morning, the victim discovered the loss of her cash kept hidden in a plastic bag. One of their boardmates said she saw the victim’s roommate entering their shared room but was no longer available after. In another incident, a

sales lady lost her cellular phone to a youngster, who grabbed it while she was textin g at Fr umen to Bakeshop alo ng Meciano Road, Dumaguete City. The victim tried to run after the suspect to no avail.

PNP receives new arms, personnel

BY BEVERLY LINAO he Valencia mayor is expected to direct his treasurer to release calamity funds for the victims of toxic emissions of sulfur in Bgys Caidiocan , Ticala, Valencia. This followed the speedy resolution of the Valencia town council allocating such calamity fund release. It is now up to the mayor to implement the Sanggunian imprimatur. The barangays of Caidi ocan and Ti cal a, Valenci a are asking for a calamity fund as a result of the overflowing of toxic fluids in their barangays du e t o t he thermal expansion at the Sitio, despite the offer of a new lot fo r t he famil ies i n t he barangays to relocate to. The thermal expansion at Sitio Ticala is a natural process in a geothermal field where new steaming vents or mud pools develop at any given time. The entire barangay of Caidi ocan and mo st of Valenci a are lo cat ed on a geothermal field evidenced by extensi ve occurrence of REPUBLIC O F THE P HILI PPINES REGIONAL T RIAL CO URT OF NEGROS O RI ENTAL 7TH JUDICIAL REGI ON BRANCH 42 DUMAGUETE CI TY SP PROC. 2010-4924 IN THE MATT ER OF CORRECT ION OF ENTRY AS TO SEX FROM FEMALE TO MALE IN T HE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF JERRY MIE DURAN T IMOGUI NG,

Dozens of long firearms and other anti-crime gears along with new cops will augment the provincial and city police forces. City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria is hopeful that the two patrol cars he requested from the DILG will be available soon to increase police visibility especially in this holiday season.

JERRYMIE DURAN-T IMOGUI NG, P etiti oner, – Versus – THE LO CAL CIV IL REGI STRAR, DUMAGUET E CIT Y. Respondent. x———————————————————/

ORDER A v erified petition w as fi led by peti ti oner, Jerrym ie Duran-T i m ogui ng, through counsel , prayi ng for an order directi ng the Local Ci v i l

hydrothermally altered rocks and steaming vents observed not only in Ticala but also in adjacent barangays of Mag-aso and Pulang Bato. However, residents from the said barangays complained that sulfuric toxins are going out to other places making it hazardous to their health. As a step in addressing this issue, t he Phi li ppi ne Institute if Volcanology and Seismolo gy (P HIVOLCS) conducted a field investigation of the said thermal activity at Brgys. Ticala and Caidiocan, Valencia, from August 18-23 of this year. As of press t ime, t he Regi strar of Dum aguete Ci ty to correct the entry as to sex from Fem al e to Mal e i n the Records of Birth of Jerrymi e Duran-Timoguing. Findi ng the petiti on to be suffi ci ent i n form and substance, it i s hereby ordered and noti ce is hereby gi ven that the sai d peti tion shall be heard on January 28, 2011 at 8:30 i n the morni ng, at the S ession Hall of the Regional Trial Court, Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Driv e, Dum aguete Ci ty, at which date, place, and ti me, any interested person m ay appear and show cause, i f any w hy the peti ti on shal l not be granted. Let this order be publi shed once a week for three (3) consecuti ve weeks i n a new spaper of general ci rcul ati on, at the expense of the peti ti oner. T he S heri ff i s di rected to post copi es of this Order at the entrance door of this Court and in the bull etin board of the Ci ty Hal l of Dum aguete. SO O RDERED. Decem ber 13, 2010, Dum aguete Ci ty, P hi li ppines. (S gd. ) MARI E RO S E G. I NO CANDO PARAS Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 19, 26, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011

steaming ground is creeping to the northwest of the Ticala Creek affecti ng two mo re houses of the said community. It was found out that the thermal activities formed two vents which emit stro ng steaming; one at the landslide site and the other at the back of Mr. Pedro Mondejar ’s house. The findings were communicated and explained to the residents, barangay captain of Caidi ocan and Valencia councilor during the barangay assembly conducted last August 21. The team also conducted interviews among the resi dents as well as volcanic hazard information campaign to the concerned communities with regards to the hazards of living at the sl opes of a vol cano and a geothermal field. Fu rthermore, famili es with children and people with respiratory ailments have been advised to stay away from the fumaroles to avoid then effects of prolonged exposure to low levels of toxic gas. It is further recommended t hat families closest to the steaming vents, relocate to avoid the effects of thermal activities in the area. The current situation at Ticala shows that it will most li kel y be the si te of mo re steaming vents which may be the future sites of vigorous steaming and the possibility for hydrothermal explosions to occur.



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Forgiving others For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. – Matthew 6:14-15 fter speaking to a men’s group about forgiving others, I was approached by two brothers. One had brought the other who had not gone to church for many years. His opening line was, “Neil, my problem is canonity. I’ve read seven books on the subject, and I just can’t accept it.”

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tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel! And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. But many Israelites—those for whom the Kingdom was prepared—will be cast into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth… “Go on home. What have you believed has happened.” Matthew 8:10-13

Jesus told the crowd that many religious Jews who should be in the Kingdom would be excluded because of their lack of fai th. Entrenched i n thei r religious traditions, they could not accept Christ and his new

The Bigger Picture of Repoductive Health Bills and Population Control


(Part II) x - S e n a t o r Francisco “Kit” Tatad continues to outline the first beginnings of Population Control.

EARLIEST BEGINNINGS Population control ULABING began in antiquity. In FR. GAMMY TJCD, VG ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh ordered every newborn male to be thrown into the Nile to prevent the fast-growing Israelites from outnumbering the Egyptians and taking over the kingdom (Ex 1:15). In Judea, King Herod ordered the slaughter of the innocents in order to get rid of the child who had been prophesied to deliver his people from bondage (Mt 2:16). In both cases, the reason had nothing to do with the health or poverty of the poor; it was pure and simple politics. MALTHUS, GALTON, AND HITLER In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus (17661834), in his “Essay on Population as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society,” theorized that population would grow geometrically while food supply would increase only arithmetically, thus creating unavoidable food shortages. This set in motion the early engines of population control. It eventually converged with eugenics, the science developed by Francis Galton (1822-1911) and which advocated controlled breeding to ensure the propagation of good genes and check the transmission of bad ones. The most rabid eugenicists advocated the physical segregation of the “socially unfit” from the rest of the population. This meant the poor, the handicapped, the mentally retarded, the ugly, the ignorant, etc. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) proved the most advanced; he had six million Jews executed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobitor, Belzec, Turn to page 16

message. We must be careful not to become so set in our religious habits that we expect God to work only in specified ways. Don’t limit God to your mind-set and lack of faith.


Siquijor turns 230 as parish


his Sunday marks the 230th anniversary of the island parish of Siquijor. On 19 December 1780, Cebu Bishop Mateo Joaquin established the parish of Siquijor also REV. FR. ROMAN C. known as Isla de SAGUN, JR. Fuegos. Its humble beginnings can be traced in the Jesuit Archives in Rome. Among its archaic manuscripts is the Annual Letter in 1598-1599 that made mention of a ruling-class family of Siquijor paying a special visit to Baclayon, Bohol. This cabecera village was then the center of Christian evangelization in Bohol. In the year 1598, members of this family beseeched one priest of the two Jesuits in Bohol to visit the island of Siquijor to spread the gospel. But the request could not be immediately granted because “there are so many souls in this island crying for help, and nobody could give it to them.” On their initiative, the islanders had already formed a town and settled down as a community. They had everything prepared for the coming of the missionary. What they were asking was the sacrament of baptism inasmuch as a native catechist previously trained in Bohol had been for some time imparting to them the rudiments of the Christian faith. The following year in 1599 was the missionary trip of Fr. Gabriel Sánchez to Siquijor because of the repeated requests of the islanders for a doctrinero. Other visits to this satellite island followed in the early 1600. In 1610, Siquijor became a mission station and was visited every month. It was inhabited by some 80 families. The book Historia de la provincia de Filipines de la Companyia de Jesós, 1581-1606 by Fr. Pedro Chirino describes how the ancient forefathers showed openness and magnanimity towards the Spanish Catholic religion: “In Siquijor, there are so many so well Turn to page 11

At first I wasn’t sure what he meant . All I could picture in my mind was an old rusty cannon! I finally realized he was talking about the determination on which no oks could accurately and authoritatively be included in the Bible. “Oh, you mean the closing of the canon!” Do you really believe that was his problem? I couldn’t believe his faith had been thwarted because he didn’t agree with the rationale behind the collection of the books of the Bible: I pressed him further and discovered what was really the issue. Both brothers related their story, which centered around their stepfather who never accepted them. He wasn’t a bad person, but they never connected with him. There was never a bonding relationship, not even with their mother. Consequently, their relationship with God was only theological, as their relationship with their parents was only functional. When I started to explain the nature of a bonding relationship, one of them looked at his watch and said, “It’s getting

late.” “See,” I responded, “anytime someone gets too close personally, you change the subject.” That night, the backslidden brother forgave his stepfather, and the following morning he asked to sing a song of testimony for the gathering of men. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Many people are like brothers. When you get too close, they look for a way out. We will never connect with God until we confront the personal issues in our lives. Some people hid behind their theology. It is not uncommon at a conference to have someone, usually a man, approach me with his Bible and want to argue with me. If the situation warrants it, I will say, “That’s a legitimate question, but can I ask what you are personally struggling with? Is it your marriage or family? Is it your sense of purpose in life?” Some are touched that I care enough to ask, while others continue arguing, creating a smoke screen to keep me from getting close. (Neil Anderson, Living Free in Christ)


GOSPEL Luke 1:39-45

At  that  time Mary  got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she

exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”



ne of the things I learned to do early in my academic life is consult a Thesaurus for the right word to use in writing a te rm pap er, a n i mpo rta nt document or letter, in preparing a sermon. No student or professional can be without a Thesaurus which a massive treasury of words from which to choose the proper word. Among the titles applied to Jesus is the word “Word” (with a capital W). And when the Gospel of John describes the coming of Jesus into the world, it speaks of Him thus: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:18). It is as if God up above consulted his heavenly Thesaurus, and found the right Word whom he has sent to us “in the fullness of time.” It is of great interest to us that long before the Bethlehem story, in the Wisdom of Solomon, this act of God of sending the Word was solemnly anticipated:

When all things lay in quiet silence, And night was in the midst of her swift course, God’s Almighty Word leapt down from his royal throne. For us who welcome Jesus Christ, we say, “Eureka! We’ve found the right Word!” In the first place, the Word became flesh as the Revealing Word, Jesus has revealed in a full and consummate way God’s divine love and truth. Every leaf in the New Testament shudders with this startling truth. In the past God spoke (his Word) to our Forefathers through the prophets at many times And in various ways, but in these last days he Has spoken (his Word) to us by a Son (Hebrews 1:1-2) Recently I was in a home for a family worship service. The Turn to page 19

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inclined to the faith that, upon receiving the Christian doctrine of one who went from that region (Bohol) to their island, they learned it very carefully, and the chiefs even came with the others to ask for baptism. “They were all, however, appeased with the good prospects that were held out to them, although these did not suffice to console them in their sorrow at returning still hungry for the bread of heaven; or Ours at seeing them with such righteous hunger for it, yet unable to procure it, and with no one who might give them a share of it with the many who in other regions have more than enough.” Way back in time, the missionary from Bohol had to embark on a sailboat for a 12hour journey to reach the island of Siquijor. N O TICE Publ ic Noti ce is hereby given that the hei rs of the late Spouses Esteban C. Manuel and Remedios B. Pasculado extra-judicially settled and accordi ngl y apporti oned among themselves i n pro indiviso equal shares the si x (6) parcel s of agricul tural l and l ocated at Brgy. Hi l ai tan and Brgy. M ani -ak, Gui hulngan City, Negros Oriental , Phil ippines. Sai d parcels of land are covered by—— OCT No. F-V-17218, OCT No. FV-17219, OCT No. F-V17220, TCT No. F-T-390, TCT No. H-T390, TCT No. H-T-805, and OCT No. FV21965. The document denomi nated “Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the late Spouses Esteban C. Manuel and Remedios B. Pascul ado with Speci al Power of Attorney to Sell” was ratified before Notary Public Atty. Edward S. M anzano of Gui hulngan 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

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF DUMAGUETE Office of the Treasurer


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Lets be born... sun reappeared and with it,

The Holiest ... (Catan)


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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pagebegan 6 more families.From The place to assume the festive mood. After the Mass, we had a consecration of the families to the Holy Family of Nazareth. And then the program, long prepare d by the stu dents, began. The main feature was a dance showdown among the freshmen. This is one of the luxuries I al low myse lf to ge t—w at ch students dance and spend time chatting with their mothers and fathers and siblings and friends. This is also a time for me to be updated with what is now the craze of the young, since I don’t have time for TV shows anymore an d I a uto mat ic all y a vo id en ter ta inment pa ges i n t he papers or in the web. This is where I realized more deeply that times have really changed. Though I’m qu ite a bre ast wi th ne ws worldwide, I seem to have missed a lot of developments in th e nea rer, mor e l oc al scene. The young b oys danced vigorously, jumping and tumbling and twirling and climbing. The choreography was fast-paced, the music a blur of 20 songs, it must have been, mixed into one routine. It made me thinking how different today’s generation is from mine. Obviously, during my time, we hardly had TV, we contented ourselves mostly with radio. Now, the boys are into Facebook, Twitter and jejemon lingo. They are the hehehe crowd who don’t seem to take things seriously. From page 6

these verses with you. Sing them along with me. 2nd Verse: Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here came the wise men from the Orient land. The King of Kings lay in a lowly manger, In all our trials born to be our friend. He kno ws our nee d, to o ur weakness is no stranger. Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend! Behold your King! Your King! Before Him bend! 3rd Verse: Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love, and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother,



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hesitate to refer to General MacArthur and “I will return” because I never told anyone I was leaving. After two hundred twenty columns in the Negros Chronicle, I decided to take a sabbatical. I wanted to recharge my

batteries. I rested while my beautiful wife built us a home. She did everything from buying the land to putting the lock on the front gate. She not only did everything herself but she also paid for it out of her own money. As an ex-construction engineer, I have to admit she did an excellent job. S he is an amazing woman. Cora is now back to her studies in Silliman University and my batteries are fully charged. Maybe it is worthwhile to explain to some of you what this column is all about. If you take a look at the rest of this newspaper you could get the mis-impression that almost nothing good ever happens here. That is NO T the Dumaguete City I know and love. The purpose of this column is to talk about the good things and good people that are in our city. People like Jack and Penny Washington who took 29 children off the streets of Dumaguete and are not only paying their way through school but providing them with a safe and loving home. Then there is Diane Pool and her husband, who take rural poor children and introduce them to

computers and new adventures. They challenge their creative skills and give them dreams that can become reality. From time to time I will talk about various subjects an d try to build understanding and mutual respect between our Filipino ho st and their foreign gu ests. I w ill o ffer little known bits of information or a new ways to think about old subjects. I w ill po se qu estio ns and ho pefully stimulate discussions. But mo st o f all, I h ope to entertain. If you agree or especially if you disagree, I encourage you to write the ed ito r o f th e N egros Chronicle. He is a fair man and will let your voice be heard. You, the reader, can be part of this positive community building process. If you know people or programs that deserve recognition, contact me. We always talk about the ugly things; let’s talk about the beautiful things and beautiful people.


Cpt ( ret )

If you missed some of my column s th ey can be found either on my blog site ( h t t p : / / h u g h s ko jak.b log spo t.c om ) or some of them on the Negros Chronicle web site (http:// ?cat=16 ). The Negros Chronicle site has comments from readers you might find interesting. Sometimes the exchanges get heated.  If yo u want to c ontact me directly, I am always available at . Let’s w ork together for a better Dumaguete ; a better tomorrow.

Papaya ... (Muffet)

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acids that is essential to our health. These enzymes are produced in papaya skin to protect it from insects when it ripens. The benefits from papaya extends to better digestion after a meal, lower inflammation, relives rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, may help prevent strokes, heart attacks and diabetes.  This  wonder fruit  is packed with vitmin A,C and E including calcium iron riboflavin niacine and thiamin, flavonoids, and carotene. And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we; His power and glory evermore proclaim! His power and glory evermore proclaim! Jun, my husband, and I warmly extend to you and your loved ones our sincere wishes fo r a j oyf ul, b les sed a nd glori ous Chri stmas, a nd a fruitful and prosperous New Year 2011!




September 9, 2010 2007 December 19,


LTO on overloading vehicles


ue to the violations of RA 8794 or the law that sanctions the overloading of vehicles, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) - Bais District Office has already acted upon on the petition of Asóciación  Agricóla de Bais y Tanjay Inc., Bais Central in Bais City and the Negros Oriental Planters Association over the issue, in order not to devastate the roads of the country. Janine Lawas, LTO-Bais District chief, said that she will closely monitor and work with the petitions of the sugar planters’ association before the end of this year. She is also waiting for the resolution of the LTO regional office in Cebu on the same petitions before the local LTO can make also an action over the issue. The petitioners are appealing to the

higher offices of the DPWH and LTO for imposing fines over their overloading vehicles and also requested the revising an d repealing of RA 8794 by the Congress. Meanwh ile, the Dep artment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and LTO to collect fines on overloading vehicles is still in effect until December 31.

PHO, PVO over dogs’ vaccination


ith a goal to zero out human deaths due to rabies in 2015, the Provincial Health Office in Negros Oriental is asking the pet owners in the province to present their pets for an anti – rabies vaccination as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Rabies Project has generously offered 98, 000 anti-rabies dog vaccines which are enough to cater the 96, 564 estimated dog population in Negros Oriental Dr. Felix Sy, Provincial Health officer, said that in order to meet the goal in 2015, he is requesting the urgent cooperation of the community to have their pets vaccinated by the Provincial Veterinary’s Office (PVO). The PVO is ho p in g th at th e 100 p ercen t population of dogs in the province will be vaccinated this year as only 60

percent of the province’s dog population was only vaccinated last year. However, Sy disclosed that the goal of the province by 2015 will not be successful without the help of the community, thus he is encouraging everyone to do his part by having his dogs vaccinated.

NFA price hike


he Negros Oriental - National Food Authority (NFA) has increased the price of NFA rice from P 25 to P 27 or additional P 2 per kilo.

NFA Pro v in cial Manager Francisco Lorico said that the increase o f th e p rice o f the NFA is just reasonable since the price of NFA rice did not increase in the past years. Lorico disclosed that the NFA rice retailers in the province have welcomed the increase of P 2 per kilo and he did not receive any negative comment yet from the consumers. He added that the price of NFA rice

is affordable by consumers because of its cheaper price compared to commercial rice. He also said that most Negrense prefer NFA rice rather than commercial rice. Lorico assured the public that the province has enough stocks of NFA rice. According to him, there is a total of 106, 000 bags of rice in the province’s NFA warehouses while waiting for an additional supply of 26, 000 bags next week.

New firearms, new challenge


ith the arrival of new firearms and equipment from the Philippine National Police (PNP) national office, Acting Governor Roel Degamo urged the PNP officers in the province to improve its capabilities in curbing criminalities in Negros Oriental. Senior Supt. Louie Oppus, PNP Deputy Regional Director for operations, and Senior Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr., PNP Dep uty Region al Directo r fo r intelligence, handed over the new specialized firearms to Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, who is set to distribute the new firearms to the different police stations in the province, giving priority to the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Degamo assured the PNP in the province that the provincial government is always ready to help the local PNP of wha te ve r a ss is tance the Loca l Government Unit can spare.

The new firearms include advanced version of the M16 armalite rifle, 30 pieces of M-4 rifle, four pieces of Magnum semia utomatic shotgun, 28 piec e s of 9millimeter Glock pistols, 10 gas masks, 30 pairs of handcuffs, two bull horns, one video c a me ra , one tripod, two tape recorders, and two high-powered search lights. While a total of six assorted pistols from the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) will be given to the tourist police.

Pusher gets life; 3 to jail for 12 yrs. T

he Special Court for Drug Cases sentenced last Friday, one Geraldine Noay to suffer life imprisonment for illegal sale of 0.01 gram of shabu in violation of Section 5, Article II, also of R.A. No. 9165.

In a judgment promulgated las t Dec e mbe r 17, by presiding Judge Cresencio Tan Jr, the records stated that , Noay was arrested in a buybust operation conducted by joint elements of the NBI, PDEA and Dumaguete City Police station on February 11, 2008 a t Barangay Looc , Dumaguete City. Noay had s old one (1) he at-s ea le d transparent plastic with the shabu to a confidential asset/ poseur buyer on said date. The prosecution was able to e stablis h the e ss e ntia l e le me nts of the offe ns e charged, especially presenting evidence that the transaction actually took place, along with the presentation in court of the illega l subs tance whic h constituted the corpus delicti. In three other drug related

judgments promulgated by the Special Court, the following were sentenced after being tried , found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in jail; Ric tor Ligo, Willow Lucero and Jinky Moreno for illegal possession of shabu in Look buy bust operations as they were caught in flagrante delicto. Under the “plain view” doctrine, unlawful objects within the plain view of an officer who has the right to be in the position to have that view are subject to seizure and may be presented in evidence. T he polic e office rs were justified in making the in flagrante delicto arrest of Ligo, Lucero and Moreno. In their presence, each of the a cc use d had ac tua lly committed an offense. To

constitute a valid in flagrante delicto a rre st unde r paragraph (a), Section 5, Rule 113, the following requisites must concur: (1) the person to be arrested must c ommit a n ove rt ac t indicating that he has just c ommitte d, is ac tua lly committing, or is attempting to commit a crime; and (2) such overt act is done in the presence of or within the view of the arresting officer. These requis ite s have bee n satisfactorily complied with. In drug cases, an arrest made in flagrante delicto does not require that the arre sting offic e rs pos s es s e xpert knowledge of the substance seized, or that they perform precise scientific tests to determine its exact nature.


Tension Headache


ll people in this planet earth have experienced headache of any kind. Actually, a headache is a symptom, not a disease. A transient headache is rarely a symptom of a serious illness, but a severe and frequent headache can be debilitating and can affect one’s life. Generally, there are three basic types of

headaches: (1 .) Vascul ar (pertaining to blood vessel) headache occurs when blood vessels (capillaries) in the head enlarge or dil ate and press against nerves inside the skull causing pain. Ex. – migraine; (2.) another type is the muscle co ntract ion headache that results when the muscles of the face, neck, and/ or scalp co ntract or ti ghten. E x. is Tension Headache; (3.) the third type of headache is the tract ion or i nfl ammato ry headache. This is caused by pressure within the head such as a minor physical condition like sinusitis to a more serious condition such as a growing mass or brain tumor. Let us, then learn the most common kind of headache – TENSION HEADACHE. This is described as the simplest type of headache which usually lasts for a few minutes to an hour and there are no other significant symptoms. More than 90% is solely caused by tension due to psychological facto rs (i.e. worries, unresolved conflicts, stress.) This headache becomes more frequent and severe during times of emotional or physical stress. The classical symptoms range from tightness or pain


in the muscles of the neck, back, and shoulders usually experienced on awakening. It may also cause constant or throbbing pain over the head, or a feeling like having a tight band around t he head. The person may feel a sudden severe pain li ke a vise gri p. Some people feel a dull, pressing, burning sensation above the eyes. The pain may also affect the j aw, face, neck, and radiating to the upper back. Usually, one cannot pinpoint the center or source of pain. Most victims may not be able to sleep. Some measures to relieve the headache: • Redu ce emoti onal stress. • Take safe pain-relievers like ibuprofen, etc. • Stretch and massage the mu scl es in yo ur neck, shoul ders, jaw and scal p. Otherwise, treat yourself to a good massage. • Rest in a qu iet, darkened room. • Place a warm or cold wet clot h (whichever feels better) over the aching area. • Do n’t skip o r del ay meals and dri nk pl ent y of liquids but limit your caffeine intake.

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

• Avoid al co hol ic beverages and cigarettes for they make the headache worse. • A goo d night sleep often is the best way to relieve a headache. • Try progressive muscle relaxation exercise. Ask the help of a physiotherapist. • Daily exerci se (aero bics) helps relieve tension. • Keep a company of loving friends. • Prayer and meditation can help ease tension. Please see your doctor if your headache is becoming worse with other unexplained symptoms. Okay?

NOT ICE Notice is hereby given of a document entitled “Declaration of Heirship With Deed of Absolute Sale: executed by the legitimate children and sole heirs of the late Spouses Warren T. Uy and Sancha Estorco-Uy, namely Maria Arabela Uy-Becker, Richard E. Uy, Heirs of Denn is E. Uy (dec eased son, represented by his son DexterQ. Uy), Cristine Barbara E. Uy, Maria Cecilia Uy-Belarmino, Jane Francis E. Uy. That said heirs mutually agre ed to adjudi cate a mong the mselve s the parcel s of l and covered by OCT No. FV-19149 (298 sq. mts.). OCT No. FV-17365 (13,592 sq. mts.) , loca ted at Baran gay Poblacion and Barangay P. Zamora Guihulngan, Negros Oriental. Above document was ratified before Notary Public Esteban P. Manuel Jr. of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental on October 27, 2003 as Doc. No. 459, Page No. 92, Book No. XI, Series of 2003. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 12, 19 & 26, 2010


December 19, 2010

PRESIDENT PNOY Aquino joins the 2010 outstanding policemen of the year awardees. Among them is PO2 Edilberto Jun Euraoba (extreme left) in a photo ops in Malacanang Heroes Hall.


GOOD FOOD at Silliman Avenue KRI, nostalgic of the old 45 Silliman Place, the restaurant of historic Insular Hotel owned now by Baby Armogenia and managed by her son Richie (standing) LR: Lorna Peña Reyes Makil; Myrna Peña Reyes Sweet; Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso ( visitor from Boston) Amelia Bejar and Eleanor Funda-Sardival, all former Silliman English professors.

A contestant working on his hamon (ham) masterpiece during the Jazz Up D’ Hamon Culinary Showdown held December 14 at the Sidlakang Negros Village in Dumaguete City wherein eight cooks representing their respective local government units competed in the ham cooking challenge. (PIA/ Rachelle Nessia)

The Look of Young Image Are you looking for a fresh, youthful style perfect for everyday wear? Young Image, a staple in casual menswear, introduces its latest collection marked by clean, crisp and stylish designs. All together sporty, young and relaxed, the latest look makes use of the festive colors of red, navy blue and white along with paneling design and checkered inserts in polo shirts, tee shirts and jackets. Cotton honeycomb pique fabric, cotton jersey fabric and cotton twills make the jackets stand out in both comfort and appearance. Other existing styles make use of military colors like fatigue, beige, olive green, navy blue and purple. Collar and cuff stripes, paneling and taping designs and color inserts make each piece interesting. This masculine style goes well with vintage jeans or twills.

Jubilant choristers from Mabinay pose with Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy after they were declared the winning choir during the Dayegon Competition held Dec. 13 at the Sidlakang Negros Village Auditorium, Dumaguete City. The Negros Oriental-wide competition was held in line with the provincial government’s Pasko sa Sidlakan Ko 2010 festivities. (PIA NegOr/PTO)

GSP raffle ... From page 18 Acabal of Maslog Elem. School, Sibulan; Berwyn K. Zafra of Tanjay South Central School; Shaira Villanueva of Mainit, Looc, Sibulan; and Joann T. Bayoguina of Villareal, Bayawan City. Dr. Profetiza Lim, GSP chapter Council President here, congratulates the winners and asked all the members to continue supporting the GSP movement. (Ramie Bulaybulay Jr) Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Dumaguete City




Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by the Cooperative Bank of Negros Oriental against Spouses Florante E. Baylon and Rowena B. Baylon to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 2, 2010 amounts to Php400,000.00 excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on February 3, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, ground floor, Hall of Justice Building, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 1526 A parcel of land, (Lot 2983, Pls-847), situated in the barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Zamboanguita, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., along line 3-4 ny lot 2982, on the E., along line 4-1 by National Highway; on the S., along line 1-2 by 2984 and on the W., along line 23 by Lot 2995, all the subdivision plan, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUDNRED SIXTY NINE (1,469) SQUARE METERS, more or less, including all its improvements now existing. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on February 7, 2011 without further notice, Dumaguete City, Philippines, December 16, 2010. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff


AMENDED ORDER This refers to the verified Petition filed on 28 July 2010 by petitioner Jeramie Q. Radoc, through counsel, whereby she prays for the correction of some entries in her Certificate of Live Birth, viz: 1. Her name, from “JERAM IL” to “JERAM IE”, which is allegedly her true and actual name; 2. Her sex or gender, by transferring the “x” m ark from the space provided for “M ALE” to the space provided for “FEM ALE”, which is allegedly her correct, actual, unaltered and true sex or gender; 3. The spelling of her father’s name, from “ROFU” to “:RUFO”, which is allegedly the actual, correct and true spelling of her father’s name; and 4. The initial of her mother’s m aiden name from “I” to “Q” , which is allegedly her mother’s correct, actual and true middle initial for “QUISAY”. Being sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of this Petition on January 25, 2011, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before the sale of this Court, at which time and place, all interested persons may appear and show cause why this Petition should not be granted. Let this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, duly chosen by raffle, at the expense of the petitioner. Post a copy of this Order at the main entrance of this Court. SO ORDERED. 3 November 2010 (Sgd.) NECIFORO C. ENOT Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 19, 26, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011

Local government officials pose in front of the Giant Helix Spire Christmas Tree during its unveiling and grand launching of Pasko sa Sidlakan Ko 2010 on December 30 at Sidlakang Negros Village, Dumaguete City. (L-R) Provincial Police Director Col. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Vice Governor Roel de Gamo, Gov. Agustin Perdices, and Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria. (PIA NegOr/PTO


By: (Sgd.) NORMAN STEPHEN L. TALE Sheriff IV Executing Sheriff The Negros Chronicle Dec. 19, 26, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011

RASA now ... From page 18 Councilor Remollo, who has been his partner in pushing for relevant measures as well as fiscalizing the then majority leader Sagarbarria in t he previous council under then Mayor Agust in “Tu ting” Perdices. Sayson, has not publicly

given his reason for leaving the Maquiling camp except for so me report s that he has “grown tired of seeing his pet measures and projects defeated in the city council floor” due to his political association. It is not clear however if Sayson has been asked to resign from LP to join the Lakas-KampiCMD Party of Sagarbarria. (By Dems Demecillo)



December 19, 2010

Carlos P. ...

Silliman is first Visayas school


granted FAAP Institutional Accreditation


he Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) has confirmed early this week the granting of the status Institutional Accreditation to Silliman University, making it the first recipient in the Visayas and one of only five schools in the Philippines. In a letter from Silliman Presiden t Dr. Ben S. Malayang III made available on the Facebook page of the U n i v e r s i t y , w ww.f a ce b oo k. c om / SillimanUniversity, he said: “Tru ly, this is o ne nice Christmas gift to Silliman University.” He said th e r ecen t development reflects the continuing challenge to the University to give life to its Chr istian ministry o f

education, and constantly improve its programs and services. Dr. Malayan g was grateful to the members of the Administr ation team and former Silliman president Dr. Agustin A. Pulido. “Not the least, I wish to acknowledge o ur p ast Presid en t, Dr. Agu stin A. Pulid o, w ho, among many things he did to move our University forward, started th e cu rr en t accreditation initiatives in the

University,” he wrote. I nstitu tio nal Accred itation is the h igh est d istinction aw ar ded a school, in consideration of its number of individual program accreditations and th e result of an o verall evaluation of the quality of its facilities, services, and faculty. Silliman continues to be the sch ool in the Philippines with the highest n umber o f in d iv id ual accredited programs.

The case of ...

locked in jail (while case is heard) - more than guilt is the primary rationale of the senator’s continued evasion from justice. We are not saying, though, that he is not guilty - he merely wants a fair trial. We also do not necessarily apply the philosophy of “flight is guilt” in this case. Bu t t her e a re na ggi ng questions that still haunt the public mind to this day. If Dac er was kill ed f or planning to besmirch in a big way the Erap administration could anyone in the lower ranks of th e PNP exe cut e t he gr ueso me murde r by the ir lo nes ome? Wou ldn ’t th at operation at least have the knowledge or consent of the chief of the PNP then - who was General Lacson? Would Lacson be acting on his own without the explicit - or imp licit - o rders of t he t hen president Erap Estrada? Who is the “Bigote” alluded to the sordid list of code names like “Berto” and “Delta”? Why did the children of the late Dacer file a US$20-million indemnity suit in The United States against certain Filipino personalities to include both former president Estrada and former PNP chief Lacson? Are the two inextricably linked? The Philippine justice system is once again on trial in one of the most celebrated crime stories of the country. How can it extricate it sel f fro m t he man y leg al gobbledygooks just so to arrive at the indivisible truth - and nothing but? The Aquino government had vowed that under its era no one is above the law. This is the chance to prove - in a big way - that it means what it says.

The Bigger ...


From page 4

for the DOJ to exercise its plenary power s to order a reinvestigation which Justice Secretary Laila de Lima refuses to do - deferring to a lower court’s issuance of an arrest warrant on the basis of its own perceived preponderance of evidence vs. the Cavite senator. Days before the issuance of the warrant Lacson supposedly le ft th e c oun tr y u nti l an internationally coded “Red” signal for a “fugitive of justice” blocked his nation-hopping and forced the senator to sneak back into the country. That seems to be the basis of the DOJ’s statement that the senator is hiding deep in the country - and not abroad. But the senator who is known for his cunning and intelligence has escaped the dragnet of four agencies of government so far: the DILG, NBI, PNP and the DOJ. This is because Lacson does not have a lack of friends in the military itself and among politicians and businessmen he had helped as Ch ief Cop and th en as a swashbuckling senator. Having sent many criminals and enemies to jail - senator Lacson is deathly afraid of landing inside prison. Th er efo re, t he on ly al ter nat ive we c an thi nk (assuming its legal tenability) is for the senate to take custody of the senator with his gesture of surrender and then allow the wh eel s o f j us tic e ( cou rt proceedings vs. Lacson) to ensue till its final conclusion. But will our courts of law allow that? To our minds, fear of being


From page 8

Chelmno, Majdanek, Dachau and so many others, to create lebensraum (living space) for Germany, and a superior Aryan race to propagate Nazism. But Hitler lost the war and the Third Reich was reduced to ashes. Thereafter, the eugenicist idea vanished from the scene, or so it seemed. RISING FROM THE GRAVE Eventually, it rose again from the grave under the name of “birth control” funded by we alt hy Eur op ean s a nd Americans who saw in it the ke y t o t he demogr aph ic security of the West. By the seventies, it became a major activity of the United Nations. The UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) was created under the leadership of the late Filipino technocrat, Rafael Salas.  In 1974, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court (in Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion, Dr. Henry Kissinger as National Se cur it y Advi ser to t he US President authored a crucial study en tit le d, “ Impli cat io ns of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” Kissinger’s group st udi ed 13 le ss de vel op ed co unt ri es (LDCs )—t he Philippines, India, Bangladesh,

From page 6

to the importation of capital goods by Filipino entrepreneurs. In effec t, these rules led to Filipinization of wholesale trade and employment of labor. Filipino First Policy An early goal of Filipinism was the import trade which in the Philippines, as in Southeast Asia gener ally, was dominated by foreign firms. During 1948 and 1949, for example, imports by Filip inos and their firms accounted for only 23 percent of total imports. The unprecedented postwar impo rt surp lus, stimulate d by changes in Filipino consumption patterns and peso overvaluation, ultimately had to b e halte d as foreign exchange reserves drained away. To re store a tolerable equilibrium in external payments, the Philippines at the end of 1949 resorted to exchange and import controls which were applied with increasing stringency. The Filipino First policies promoted aggressively during the Garcis administration were rooted in indiginism or economic nationalism that tried to remedy the colonial situation. Colonial development and specialization follo wing the middle o f the nineteenth century, reflected the amalgam of economic liberalism and exclusiveness that chara cterized colonia lism. Expor t expans ion base d on absolute adva ntages led to incr easing specia lizatio n in prod uction of trop ical agricultural crops and minerals until, by the late 1930s, over three-quarters of export earnings were provided by sugar, abaca, coconut, and gold. Similarly, the colonial policy of mutual free trad e resulted in increa sing concentration of Philippine trade with the United States until, for the s ame perio d, over threefourths and se venteenths of imports were traded with the metropolitan country. Not only was Philip pine trade concentrated, but mutual free trade precluded development of manufacturing in the Philippines.

(To be continued)

Pa kis ta n, Nig eri a, Me xic o, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Columbia — which were said to provide 47% of the increase in the world’s population growth. (to be continued)


FIRST AMENDED ORDER Petitioner in her verified amended petition alleges that he was born on March 3, 1989 at Poblacion, Municipality of Bayawan (now City), Oriental Negros, to spouses Andresito F. Maderal and Catherine O. Ledesma and his fact of birth was duly registered before the Off ice of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, under Local Civil Registry No. 89-529. However, when he secured a copy of his Certificate of Live Birth, he discovered that his surname and that of his f ather was entered as “MEDERAL” instead of “MADERAL”; the f irst name of his mother was entered as “CATHEREN” instead of “CATHERINE”; and the date and place of marriage of his parents was entered as February 19, 1987, La Carlota City, Occidental Negros instead of September 18, 1996 at City of Silay, Province of Occidental Negros. Thus, this petition. Being suf ficient in f orm and substance, let the above petition be heard at the Session Hall of the Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City on February 3, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning. Interested persons are enjoined to appear on the aforesaid place, date and time, and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Oriental Negros and its five (5) component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City. The Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office, Manila, the Off ice of the City Prosecutor of Bayawan City, the petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBER, October 18, 2010, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 12, 19 & 26, 2010

Republ ic of the Phili ppines REGIO NAL TRI AL COURT 7th Judicial Regi on Branch 45 Bais City SPL PRO C. NO. MY-10-28 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING T HE ENTRY O F THE BIRT H RECORD OF SIDJOR ABOY LIBAT ON AND JOLLY LIBATON AT THE OFFI CE OF THE MUNICI PAL CIV IL REGI STRAR OF MABINAY, NEGROS ORI ENTAL, SI DJOR LI BATON LISO NDRA, for Hersel f and as representativ e of Jally A. Libaton, P etiti oner, – versus – HERMI NIA M. PERAS in her capaci ty As the MUNICIPAL CIVI L REGI STRAR of Mabi nay, Negros O ri ental , x—————————————————————/

AMENDED ORDER Before thi s court is a v erified petiti on for Correcti on of Entry i n the Bi rth Record of SIDJOR LIBATON LISONDRA for herself and as a representative of JALLY A. LIBAT ON, fi led through counsel, Atty. Benjami n H. Laj ot, Jr. dated June 17, 2010, praying that after due noti ce, publ icati on and hearing, an order shal l issue directi ng the O ffice of the Municipal Civi l Registrar of Mabinay, Negr os Ori ental , to correct the entry of the birth certificate of SI DJOR LIBAT ON LI SONDRA referring to her gender from MALE to FEMALE; to correct the na me of peti tioner’s sister from JO LLY to JALLY; and the correcti on of her gender from MALE to FEMALE; and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary corrections i n the above-m enti oned birth record before its offi ce. Fi ndi ng the peti ti on to be suffi cient in form and substance, the court sets the initi al heari ng thereof on January 31, 2011 at 8:30 o’ clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this court at which date, tim e and place, all i nterested persons m ay appear and show cause, i f any, why the peti ti on should not be granted. Let thi s order be published i n a newspaper of general ci rculation i n the Provi nce of Negros Oriental and its com ponent citi es once a w eek for at least three (3) consecuti ve weeks, before the date of heari ng. Petitioner i s hereby directed to furni sh the Local Civ il Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Ori ental w ith thi s order wi th a copy of the peti ti on and i ts annexes and to the Offi ce of the S ol i ci tor General wi th address at 134 Am orsolo S treet, Legaspi Vill age, Makati City and show proof of servi ce thereof. SO O RDERED. Bais Ci ty, P hil ippines, O ctober 7, 2010. (S gd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 12, 19 & 26, 2010


December 19, 2010



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.)

PIN Number

T.D. NO.







8.1444 hectars





P 21,579.39




3000 sq.m.









5000 sq.m.









8.335 hectars









4.398 hectars









3000 sq.m.









5 Hectars









10 Hectars









10 Hectars









15 Hectars









12.94 Hectars









9 Hectars









8 Hectars









6.1 Hectars









10 Hectars









840 sq.m.







631 sq.m.








Grand Total

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



December 19, 2010

Christmas Holidays schedule announced Council proposes, T


Mayor disposes

Unfazed. Valencia Vice-mayor Bito Maravillas (left) and Councilor Nestor Timosan vehemently deny incessant talks peddled by allies of Mayor Ricky Gonzalez that they are blocking the release of financial assistance for the 11 families affected of the natural ground thermal manifestations in Ticala, Caidiocan. Timosan served as barangay captain of Caidiocan before he ran and won as councilor. The Valencia vice mayor and councilor came over to speak their mind over “Good Morning Dumaguete “ talk show aired over STAR ENERGY DYEM FM hosted by Bong Torino (foreground) and Jasper Garcia.


ur job is to make a policy, it is the mayor’s job to ensure that suc h polic ie s a re be ing imple me nte d as fa st a s possible.” That was the reminder of ViceMayor Bito Maravillas to Mayor

Ricky Gonzalez after the former has been blamed by the latter ’s allies, particularly Councilor Arnel Bantug for the delay in the release of the calamity fund for the relocation of Ticala residents affected by the ground thermal

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GSP raffle Twinners

he Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Negros Oriental-Siquijor Chapter announced its winners of the council’s 59 th anniversary raffle’s draw held at GSP Conference Hall, Dumaguete City on December 13. Daizelyn G. Ferrer of the Lumbangan 5, 000 each were also named which Elementary School in Mabinay District include Rubien Villarubia of Ponglo I won the major prize of P 30,000. Elem. School, Tanjay City; Jeffrey Five consolation winners who won P Turn to page 15

RASA now ARA in city council ome of the city’s voters have expressed their disbelief that a councilor long associated with the camp of former Vice-Mayor Woodrow Maquiling has chosen to jump ship and join the city hall administration party led by Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria. After the May polls, city LP leader Subsequently, the four created the RASA Maquiling lost, but four members of his bloc. slate in the city cou ncil An to nio Councilor Nilo Sayson has opted to “Tonyrems” Remollo, Sayson, Attorneys leave his long time allies including Manuel Arbon and Kenneth Arbas won. Turn to page 15


Seniors should still be priority

Local chief executives are encouraged to continue providing adequate social and medical care to the senior citizens amid the spiraling cost of medicines and other basic services. Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz (center) has given this most vulnerable sector special attention, which has earned him the goodwill of the seniors and their families.

he government has concurred with the mandate known as “holiday economics law” which provides that non-religious holidays be moved to the nearest Monday.

Malacañang further announced it was retaining the holiday schedule provided for under Proclamation No. 1841 of 2009 “Declaring the Regular Holidays, Special (non-working) Days, and Special Holiday (for all Schools) for the Year 2010, saying the law was ‘relevant” for the occasion. The rationale behind this law is to give Filipinos a longer weekend with which they can use to bond and strengthen family relationships as well as spur domestic tourism. Und er pr oclamatio n No. 1841, December 24 (Friday) and December 31 (Friday) have been declared as “additional special (non- working) days” w hile December 27 has been declared a nonworking holiday as it falls on the Monday nearest Rizal Day, a regular holiday every December 30. With this holiday schedule, a packet of three working days from December 28

(Tuesday) to December 30 (Thursday) remains for the remainder of the year after Christmas. Herewith is the holiday schedule for December 2010: Friday, December 24 – Additional Special (Non-working) Day; Saturday, December 25 – Christmas day (Regular Holiday – non-working day); Sunday, December 26 – Non-wor king day; Monday, December 27 – Monday n earest Rizal Day ( Decemb er 30) ; Tuesday, December 28 – Working Day; Wednesday, December 29 – Working Day; Thursday, December 30 – Working Day; Friday, December 31 – Last day of the Year (Special Non-working day); Saturday, January 1 – Non-working day; Sunday, January 2 – Non-working day; Monday, January 3 – Working Day.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION AGREEMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouse s BERNARDINO RAMIREZ and CONSUELO KATADA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition Agreement on a portion of Lot No. 506, with TCT No. T-17707, situated in the Municipality of Tanjay (now a city), containing an area of 147.45 sq.m. per Doc. No. 6, Page No. 3, Book No. IV, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Roy GS Lozano.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION AGREEMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses ALFONSO RAMIREZ and JUANA RIVERA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition Agreement on a portion of Lot No. 506, with TCT No. T-17707, situated in the Municipality of Tanjay (now a City), containing an area of 135.17 sq.m. per Doc. No. 514, Page No. 105, Book No. XXXVI, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Rafael C. Orillana.

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

Republic of the Philippines



The Christmas story

hrough the centuries, the Christmas story has been told and retold, with the Christmas finale ending at the stable where the Child Jesus is born. There was no room anywhere for Joseph and Mary, a mother about to give birth, to take refuge, including their last option, the inn. So the lowly stable bore witness to the glory of the birth of the king of kings. Read along the story below with me; the a place to rest for the night. Surely you must story of Christmas is told with another twist. have some small corner for her. She is so It’s six da ys to Christma s, may your tired.” celebration of the Christmas season be filled Ralph looked down at Mary. There was with joy and blessings. a long pause. The audience became tense Trouble at the Inn with embarrassment. “No, begone!” I coached. I was teaching a Grade 2 class in London, Ralph just stood there. Ontario, Canada, and was asked to produce Three times I prompted him from the a Christmas pageant. Some people thought wings, each time louder than the last. The what happened ruined it, while others considered it the truest Christmas story they angels backstage with me were becoming anxious, too. had ever seen. You be the judge. At last, Ralph automatically repeated the After much thought and tact, I gave out words he had learned in those long weeks of the various parts for the pageant. One problem was Ralph. He was a big boy for a practice: “No, begone!” nine-year-old in Grade 4. Besides being big, Joseph sadly placed his arm around Mary he was clumsy, slow moving and slow and started to turn away. thinking. He was well –liked by all the The innkeeper did not return to his inn children, especially the younger ones – he as directed. He stood there watching the acted as their natural protector. forlorn couple, looking perplexed, with his Ralph wanted to be a shepherd with a mouth opened, his brow creased with flute. I told him I had a more important role concern, his eyes filled with tears. for him. As the innkeeper, he would not have Suddenly, this Christmas pageant became too many lines to remember. His size would different from all the rest. make his refusal of lodging to Joseph more “Don’t go, Joseph. Please don’t go,” impressive. Ralph called.” Bring Mary back.” We practiced and practiced, each child His face brightened with a big smile. He feeling his importance to the success of the stretched out his arms. evening. The auditorium was filled with “You can have my room.” family and friends for the yearly school And my eyes filled with tears. The glory extravaganza of a stage filled with exuberant of God shone about them, and in only a children. moment, the choir of angels entered caroling But no one in the audience or on the stage their Christmas song. Dina Donohue was more caught up in the magic of that night than Ralph. After reading the story, I wondered how The play progressed without any major mishaps until Joseph appeared, walking many times I had, “ I have room for you in slowly, tenderly helping Mary to the door of my heart, Lord” or the many times I refuse the inn. He knocked hard on the wooden door. to make room for Christ in my heart. More often than not, my heart had been too busy Ralph was ready and waiting. “What do you want?” he cried, pushing to think about others. This Christmas season, I see the Belen, the door open with a rude gesture. the nativity scene, with new eyes. How “We are looking for lodgings.” blessed the innkeeper would have been if he “Look for them e lsewhere.” Ralph gave Mary a room in his inn. He would have looked straight ahead, but he spoke with witnessed the glory of the coming of the child conviction.” The inn is full.” Jesus. How blessed we would be every time ‘Kind sir, we have asked everywhere in we open our hearts when Christ asks us to vain. We have traveled far and are very make room for Him or for the least of our weary.” brethren. “There is no room for you.” Have a joy filled Christmas ! “Please, good innkeeper, this is my wife, Mary. She is heavy with child and must find

SafeCo... (From page 2) magnesium silicate, used for fir epr oofing, ele ctric al insulation, building materials, brake lini ngs, and chemical filters. The use of asbestos in new construction projects has been banned for health and safety re asons in many deve loped countries or regions, including the European Union, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and New Zeal and. Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over a long time. People who become ill from inhaling asbestos are often those who are exposed on a dayto-day basis in a job where they worked di rec tly w ith the material. Some of the dis eas es de rived fr om this miner al include Asbestos warts, Pleural plaque and lung impairment. “The project is hazardous, but given all the measures in place, we can assure that it is

sa fe ,” Rey Castro, the company’s Safety Officer and de fac to s poke sman repeate dly assures the local government of Puhagan. His company claims to have a long experience in handling such tasks using the Australian procedure that is at par with international standards. The process involves the removal of asbestos from the power plants, turning them solid and compact, sealing them in a thick wrapper, putting them in a te mpora ry stor age for safekeeping before transporting them in prescribed container vans en route to Subic at the end of the project for final disposal before January 2011. In Subic, the toxic asbestos ma te ria ls ar e burie d or entombed i n a huge landfill finally concluding the project, which company representatives claim, are being carried out in complia nc e to the stri ct measures and inspection of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (By Dems Demecillo)

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Agriculture-Provincial Agricultural Technology Coordinating Office (DA-PATCO) through its Bids and Awards Comittee (BAC), invites suppliers/distribvutors/contractors to apply for eligibility and to bid the hereunder requirements:




Labor & materials for the repair/improvement of Irrigation System at Siaton Breeding Station, Bondo, Siaton, Negros Oriental


Supply of Labor & Materials for the Establishment of Maligaya Type Green House with Familia Drip Irrigation for different municipalites in 3rd District of Negros Oriental.

(From page 2) since a crowded race is a bad recipe,” stressed Teves. In her separate statement, Li mkaichong sai d t hat t he proposal may save us billions of pesos in government money, but it is not the only factor that must be consi dered. She is urging further discussion to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of the proposal. The l ogi c behind a separate elections for barangay officials is to keep the supposed no n-part isan nature o f t he exercise. However, in reality, barangay post s are used by mayors, go vernors, congressmen to reward allies and punish political foes. It is also no secret that “nonpartisan” village officials act as ward leaders fo r big po liti cians and deliver t he votes for the latter’s election bids. (By Dems Demecillo)


8 units


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Prospective Bidders should subit the following documents: 1. Company Profile (track record of customers, references and their addresses). 2. Business License Permit-Certified True Copy 3. DTI/SEC Registration License-Certified True Copy. 4. Audited Financial Statements-Certified True Copy. 5. BIR-Tax Clearance-Latest-Certified True Copy (E.O. No. 398) Interested parties should submit the abovementioned requirements for eligibility and pre-qualification on or before November 3, 2010 together with the Letter of Intent addressed to the Chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), DA-PATCO, Looc, Dumaguete City. The information to bidders and other pertinent data maybe obtained from DA-PATCO, Lo-oc, Dumaguete City. All particulars relative to Eligibility Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conferences, Evaluation of Bids, Post Qualification and Awards of Contracts shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The complete schedule of activities is as follows:


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On or before December 15, 2010 (Office Hours) DA-PATCO

2. Issuance of Bid Documents

December 15, 2010 (Office Hours) DA-PATCO

3. Opening of Bids & Deadline of submission of bids

December 20, 2010 (2:00 p.m.) DAPATCO

Bid documents will be availabe only to prospective bidders upon payment of a nonrefundable amount of .1% of the ABC whichever is higher, per bidding schedule to DAPATCO. Complete set of Bid Documents may be obtained from the BAC Secretariat. The Department of Agriculture, reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to declare a failure, to waive any required formality in the bids received or to accept such bid not advantageous to the government. Furthermore, the cost of bid preparation and submission shall be borne solely by the bidder. The office assumes no obligation whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidders for any expenses or losses that maybe incurred in connection with the preparation of their bids. (Sgd.) JOSE ANDRO S. VENDIOLA Chairman, Bids and Awards Comittee


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Goodwill ...

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or emplo yee t he civil service said. “F irst and fo remost, serving the people is our duty and we must do it without thi nking of what to get in return,” the CSC stressed. Republic Act No. 6713, or the Code o f Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Official s and Emplo yees, prohibits civil servants from soliciting or accepting gifts, favors, loans or anything of monetary value in the course of their official duties. Said act constitutes a grave offense punishable by dismissal on the first offense. What is important to consider is the source of the gift and the reason why it was given. Acco rdi ng to t he implementing rules of R.A. 6713, a gift becomes proper or improper depending on the value of the gift , t he relationship between the giver and t he recei ver, and t he intent. Something of monetary value is “o ne whi ch is evident ly or manifest ly excessive by its very nature.” “However, gifts that have nominal or insignificant value no t given in exchange for service are not prohibited., the ci vil servi ce co mmi ssi on concluded.

NegOr ... From page 2 leaders. Sojor maintains that given the events st ill unfo ldi ng before us, the youth must be encouraged and cultivated to acquire the passion in public service to infuse new blood, new politics and hopefully, better governance. (By Dems Rey Demecillo) AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Luis Sy Villacampa have filed and executed an Affidavit of Claim With Waiver of Rights on Savings Deposit Account with the Philippine Veterans Bank, Dumaguete City Branch under Savings Account Number 0047344550-100 with a balance of P150,298.12 in favor of Henry Tolosa Villacampa per Doc. No. 301, Page No. 40, Book No. 40, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Joseph Ray S. Valencia. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 19, 26, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011

LOT FOR SALE Motong-1464 sq.m. @ 1,500/sq.m., clean title, along the road with 80 full grown sweet mangoes, 34m frontage. Contact: 0918-929-6047 DECLARATION OF SOLE HEIRSHIP AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that PASTORA PASTOR, the heir of the lat e ROSA RIO PASTOR and SOCORRO PASTOR have filed and executed a Declaration of Sole Heirship and Sale on Lot No. 13, Block 22, Pcs-07-004816, being a portion of Lots 3841-A, 3841-B, 3841-C and 3841-D, Psd-07-011085, with TCT No. 37001, situated in Junob, Dumaguete City, containing an area of 225 sq.m., in favor to Joel A. Borromeo II, per Doc. No. 441, Page No. 90, Book No. 26, Series of 2010. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 12, 19 & 26, 2010

Army’s 3rd Infantry Spearhead Division, at the 79th IB he adqua rte rs in Siaton, Negros Oriental. Earllier Cafgu elements encountered in a fire fight l5 a rmed militia s in Magbata na y, Ma gsusunog, Pamplona for ten minutes without any c as ualty. Recovered from the firefight scene were war paraphernalia of the rebels. Some of those items recovered were: One (1) M653 cal. 5.56 AR18 (Baby Armalite) with live ammunitions, three (3) M16 long magazines, two (2) M14 magazines, twenty-five (25) ammunitions of M60 mac hinegun, te n (10) ammunitions of shotgun, and four back packs containing as sorted tools in ma king

Misa de Gallo ... (Mercado)

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to meet. This kid and her mother are faces of over 4.7 million households locked into a penury-hunger treadmill. “Hunger has now been at double digits for more than four years,” Asian Development Bank notes in: Poverty in the Philippines. The key lesson in the latest Family Income and Expenditures survey is “the non stop economic growth between 2003 and 2009 was not shared with the poor,” Social Weather St atio ns M aha r Ma ngah as writes.  “ About  13  percent  of  the government’s annual budget is lost to corruption. But the Arroyo Supreme  Court  ruled it would be unconstitutional   for  he  Truth Co mmi ss ion    t o  tra ck  do wn grafters.  The elite, meanwhile,  get access to health services. But only three out of ten, get access to health services. Less than 55 percent of the poorest get thru primary grades. Wi ll th is kid ev er re ad “Hamlet”? “That season comes wh en o ur Savio ur ’ s bi rth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long.” Will   this infant survive the thievery to become a five year old?    Many don’t. Death among children, aged under five years, today stands at 33 per 1,000 bi rth s—dow n f rom 4 0 p er thousand in 2003. At the UN Mi lle nni um Dev elo pme nt conference, we pledged to whittle that down to 18 deaths by 2015. We’ll flub that p ledge, given slow reforms Mindanao wa s t his c oun try ’s “breadbasket .” Today, more than half of the 20 poorest provinces are from Mindanao. The “proportion of families experiencing hunger is now highest in Mindanao.” Here are the country’s 10 poorest provinces: Tawi-Tawi; Za mbo an ga del Nort e; Maguindanao; Apayao; Surigao del Norte; Lanao del Sur; Northern Sa mar ; M asb at e; Abr a a nd Misamis Occidental.” (To be continued)

Improvised Explosive Device (IED), thirty meters electrical wire, two (2) pcs electric tape, soldering iron, soldering lead, one (1) OMNI s ea le d rechargeable battery, one (1) pair of scissors, one (1) cutter bla de, four (4) long nose pliers, three (3) pcs screw drivers, ten (10) pcs of various t-shirts, assorted medicines, three (3) flashlights, nine (9) pcs assorted short pants, one (1) sandal and other assorted personal belongings. (see photo on page 2) Obviously, the se are paraphernalia for possible bomb making. Analysts say that if pushed through, the enemies of the State could sow terror on the ir Dec 26 a nnive rs ary. The Army believes that this encounter has a borte d pos sible terroristic acts during the Yuletide. Signific a ntly, a mong those recovered are two (2) PNP T-shirts with “PULIS” marking that can be used by the NPAs to dec eive our military personnel, policemen, and civilians. The recovered brand new

ammunition also revealed based on intelligence report that the NPAs loosely bought some brand new ammunition from the gun stores. This is quite alarming. Commander C olone l Ma nue l Luis M Ochotorena. said, something has to be done to regulate the open sale of ammunition from these stores. Meanwhile, one Teofilo (not his real name), 16 years old, single, and Junel Lanao, 34, married, both residents of the hinte rland villa ge of Nagbinlod in Sta. Catalina, Negros Orie ntal, were presented last Saturday (Dec 11) to Maj. Gen. Vicente M Porto, commanding general of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Spearhead Division, at the 79th IB headquarters in Siaton, Negros Oriental. Mea nwhile , Colone l Ochotore na thanke d c once rne d citizens from Pa mplona for tipping off information that led to the encounter. He said this foiled the NPA’s plan to launch a tactical offensive for their C PP’s annivers ary this coming December 26, 2010.

Temporary ...

Council ...

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perform the power, duties and responsibilities as they are co nsi dered as ho ldi ng temporary appointments. Co nfl ict s bet ween t he Pu nong Barangay and SB members o ver t he appointments of the barangay secretary, treasurer, barangay tanods and ot her appointed officials have raised concern whether tho se ho ldi ng temporary appointments are enti tled t o their ho noraria co nsi dering t hat t he DILG it sel f branded their appoi ntment s as ”legal ly infirmed” pendi ng co ncu rrence o f t he SB members. Ho wever, SB members who refu se to act o n t he appointments within 15 days and/or unable to validly and legally support their stand to wi thhold co ncurrence are warned that they can be held admi nistrati vel y liable for either dereliction of duty or abuse of authority. Pu nong barangays can lo dge admi nistrative cases against the erring SB members before the municipal or city council, provincial board or the Office of the Ombudsman. Such measures are designed to prot ect the int erest of t he barangay constituency. Grant ing t emporary appointees the status of de facto officers allo ws them to di scharge their dut ies and functions with binding legal effect so as not to prejudice the delivery of public service. However, if and when their appoi ntment s have been declared invalid by the courts, tempo rary appointees are disallowed to perform their functions as they can be held li abl e for usurpati on of authori ty while any officer allowing said appointees to defy the rulings can be held for co ntempt. (By Dems Demecillo)

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manifestations. Maravillas bluntly branded the allegations as a lie since the resol ution al lowing Mayor Gonzalez to use the calamity fund has already been passed unanimously on October 21 or nearly 2 months ago. He asks, “how can we be accused of being apathetic to the people of Ticala, Caidiocan when we long ago passed and unani mo usl y at t hat t he measu re giving t he mayor aut hori ty t o give fi nancial

PNoy picks ... From page 1 of the four provinces have always considered the RDC chairmanship as a good avenue for progress. Reports say that PNoy was less bent in giving the chair to Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia or to Bohol Gov Edgar Chatto, because they d id n ot su pp or t his p residen cy in the last elections unlike Perdices. It was Siquijor Gov Fua who suggested and got approval


of giving PNoy blank et authority to appoint the RDC chairman. Gov Perdices told the media interview that all he asks of the Lord is to finish his term of office and he will fade away. He said: “If the Lord has no plans for me , w hy d id he give this governorship to me even if I d id n ot ru n fo r such a position? And now the RDC7 chairmanship just when others are scampering to get it, it was given to me in a silver platter.”

Sunday Thoughts ... From page 8 father was away in the Middle East as an overseas contract worker. I asked the little boy in the home how he felt about his father being absent and living so far away. And he said, “Pastor, I miss my father so much.” Then he looked straight at the portrait of his father on top of the piano and said, “How I wish my father would just slip out of the picture frame, and be here with us right

assistance to the affect ed residents? “The people of Ticala must instead ask the mayor, why he failed to ext end t hem t he mo net ary reli ef we have already approved,” he added. In a privi leged speech, Thursday, Bantug strongly condemned the perception that he was behind the damaging and unfou nded al legatio ns against Maravil las and the local opposition, who received a severe beating in one of the lo cal radio programs. (By Dems Demecillo)

now.” That little boy expressed for us the cry of humanity’s desire for God himself to step out of the frame of the universe, and be with us. Well, that is exactly what God does at Christmas. Years after the Bethlehem episode Jesus was to say: “I and my Father are one…He who has seen me has seen the Father,” In scienc e ato ms rev eal mathematics, beauty can be seen in the sunrise that we view from Silliman by the sea; a kind deed to the needy reveals goodness; some historical events can reveal the amazing grace of God. But it is only in the very person of Jesus Christ that we have come to know God in his fullness. What does John, in his epistle, say? That which was from the beginning which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched— this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. Merry Christmas, Everyone !!!


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