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Vol. 33 No. 25

Mayor undergoes brain Surgery Barangays “rushing” P2.4M liquidation

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fter the CHRONICLE expose of P2.4Million in unliquidated cash advances in 2005 by 28 of the city’s 30 barangay captains, the city barangay affairs office at city hall reported many village chiefs rushing to their ABC central office, presenting liquidation papers and receipts of their long overdue records. GingGing Duran, head accountabilities, even as of the city barangay office some have already done so. said , however, that not all As you know, the audit have yet settled their 2005 Turn to page 14

Dumaguete City Philippines

Sunday December 3 2006 P8.00

People need ONE law-making body

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Pier STRIKE !

LGU’s top governor BY JOSIE COLUMNA

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ov George Arnaiz bested two other governors of Bohol and Capiz and was cited Wednesday as the most outstanding governor in the 2006 Local Government Leadership Awards (LGLA) as they were honored with other awardee mayors at ceremonies held at the Senate building in Pasay City. The principal winners and Mayor Jupiter C. are Negros Oriental Gover- Dominguez of Sabangan, nor George P. Arnaiz, most Mountain Province, most outstanding provincial outstanding municipal mayor. governor; Surigao City Senate President Mayor Alfonso Casurra, Manuel Villar, Jr. and Sen. most outstanding city mayor; Turn to page 17

CARGO HANDLING DIVERTED

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ome 160 out of 200 ALU-TUCP affiliated pier stevedores staged a timely pre-Christmas-rush strike at the waterfront hoping that the Philippine Ports Authority which is their temporary wage-giver will proceed with tomorrow’s bidding of six applicants who intend to handle Dumaguete’s stevedoring services. This developed as cargoes on board regular inter-island ships are diverted to be disembarked or loaded at the DUCOMI Bacong pier or in Tandayag Tampi Amlan. The only added cost to consumers on the prices of goods could be the short cost of land-transit. The passengers are handled

by private porters of individual shipping companies. Thus, only cargoes are affected on this pier strike. The six applicant-firms scheduled for tomorrow’s bidding are : OPASCOR of Alu Cebu where local businessmen are included; Depscor and Phil Ports of Davao; Prudentia of Dapitan; PNOC workers of San Fernando Cebu and the Bohol Ports Stevedoring. Some Chinese businessmen dropped the idea of participating in the bidding. The sooner the stevedoring business will be privatized, the earier the strike could be lifted. WHY THE STRIKE. The present strikers are former workers of the CESAI

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Theories vary on Bais killings

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olice investigators of the province, and the cities of Bais and Dumaguete are probing deeper into the series of killings in Bais City recently, without discounting the possibility that some of the victims may have been involved in crime syndicates with connections in Manila or Ozamis Cities. GOVERNOR GEORGE ARNAIZ gets his trophy from “LGU father” Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. as ex-senate President Edgardo Angara looks on.

This developed as several theories were compared with each other whether or not the incidents of robbery in local banks were inter-related. Several robbery victims have al-

legedly pointed at some of those killed as among their perpetrators. Pending the confirmation of alleged criminal activities of those involved in the recent Bais killings, police probers are evaluating the possibility that some of the victims may have knowledge about crime syndicates

based in Ozamis and Manila There is an emerging theory of PNP provincial director Col. Ramon Buenafe that roving vigilantes could be behind the killings since the latter are known to be after people with criminal records and connections. But it could not be officially

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WHO EVER WENT OUT FROM THE PRESENCE OF HIS LOVED ONE WITHOUT THE BURNING DESIRE TO BE A BETTER PERSON!”


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Commercial sex rates anyone? critical repor ting reporting

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO f one wants to engage the services of a commercial sex worker here in the city, then be prepared to shell out Php 2,000; but its much cheaper if you are a local with rates ranging from Php 500-600 or if the sex worker is that desperate she might even be available in exchange of shabu for free. The revelation came from a former sex worker herself who is now working as a pimp during an interview with the local press. Thirty six year old Myrna Padilla Solibas is considered an authority on this topic being the president of a group of commercial sex workers based in Looc, aptly named, Magdalena. Solibas, also related that most of their customers both foreigners and locals are mar-

HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

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BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

Peace Journalism and Follow-up journalism

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ts not a question of reporting who won or who lost the war, or how many casualties from both sides, but journalists ought to slant their stories so that the wars will end and peace will reign. We can start with national peace, and perhaps the international press can follow suit. Health experts Dr. Jonathan Neil Erasmo, Regional HIV-AIDS Coordinator and Dr. Ralph R. Borromeo, Medical Officer III of the City Health Office field questions about sex and health matters.

This was the concept of the Peace Journalism espoused by veteran journalist and former dean Dr. Cris Maslog, then of the Silliman school of journalism, and now a retired journalism professor of UP.

ried men, businessmen, doctors and other professionals. But there are also students who could afford the rates after their friends contributed money to serve as their gift whenever they celebrate

This came in the wake of the Peace Process being pursued by government in all its quest for peace in the country sides. They need the media to project that the government’s effort is to attain peace, and not so much on the collateral damages done in the process.

their birthdays. These sex workers come from different towns, from as far as Bayawan in the south and Tanjay in the north. They can be found not only near the City Engineer’s office but

also in front of Why Not Music Box. Some of them are minors ageing 15-17 years old, who have rebelled or ran away from home. There are about four who

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TOP OF THE WEEK BY: DEMS REY DEMECILLO

Who wants tricycles replaced with pedicabs?

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f Councilor Samuel Dicen would have his way, tricycles will be replaced with pedicabs. He claims that this is the only way in order to decongest traffic especially in the downtown area and minimize air pollution in keeping with the provisions of the Clean Air Act while not economically dislocating the MCH drivers. And although an ordinance he sponsored which mandated the removal of the engines of public utility vehicles every five years has not been fully enforced by the city government, Councilor

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Traffic body to oversee “Watch-your-bike brothers

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he City Social Welfare and Development or CSWD has apparently threw in the towel after it posed no objections to the plan of the City Council to allow the Traffic Management Office to become the lead agency that would monitor the activities of the parking boys who are assigned chiefly at the downtown and market area. Under the “watch your fic information and educabike brothers” program of tion, values education, courthe CSWD, boys who used tesy, respect, interpersonal to man the parking lots be- relationship, international fore have been purposely traffic symbols, traffic hand organized so that they can signals and violation tickets, support themselves in going leadership training, self to school. They have under- awareness and even good gone a training-workshop grooming. Those who com that instructed them on trafTurn to page 3

NegOr AIDS free but foreigners raise risks

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egros Oriental maybe generally AIDS-free today but the influx of tourists whose health conditions are mostly not monitored contribute to the increased AIDS risk in this province. The announcement came from the Integrated Provincial Health Office in the absence of any case of person afflicted with the said disease.But noting that the city is fast becoming a favorite vacation place for foreigners who upon entering the country were not re-

quired to undergo HIV tests yet engage our local commercial sex workers, concerned NGOs and individuals express alarm that they might be carriers of this dreaded virus contracted from their previous escapades elsewhere. Turn to page 7

Many drivers buck tricycle fare rollback

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he automatic rollback of tricycle fares from Php 6.50 to 6.00 was the acid test of the ordinance providing for automatic increase or rollback of tricycle fares depending on the oil price movement. Last week, Traffic Management Office or TMO informed the public that as of November 28 the basic fare rate for motorcabs for hire or (MCH) is back at “Php 6.00 pesos for the first kilometer and an additional Php.50 for every kilometer thereafter or any fraction thereof.” As expected most drivers oppose the fare rollback saying that this will greatly diminish there incomes. But commuters wryly note that they are “quick to welcome fare increases.” In coming out with the information, TMO Officerin-charge Mr. Paul

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Brain surgery for Tanjay mayor

BY: DEMS REY oo much stress and the sudden rise of his cholesterol level required the mayor of this city, Baltazar Salma to undergo brain surgery. He is confined at the Saint Luke’s Medical center in Quezon City since last week and is on the road to quick recovery.

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Tanjay City Administrator Reynaldo Teves took pains in debunking the claims by some quarters that Salma suffered a severe stroke and was comatose after a surgical operation or that he was incapacitated and had to be airlifted. Salma is expected to come home this week, at the

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earliest to take a full rest before assuming his function as the local chief executive of this city. For the meantime and in accordance to a directive from the Department of Interior and Local Government, Vice Mayor Lawrence Teves is Acting Mayor in keeping with the rule of suc-

The Maslog concept is superb. In fact, that should be the way war is to be covered. Don’t count the casualties, just write developments so as to end the war soon. Yes, journalists covering conflicts MUST make a stand. This way, war will be shortened rather than prolonged. But government cannot tell media what to report. We commented that such effort of government is noble, but is impossible. We report the war in accordance to each and everyone’s editorial policy. That is the essence of the freedom of the press. HOWEVER: If government wants the media to report the war “the way they pursue and perceive the quest for peace,” then the government must buy air time and print space. In this manner, their line

PEACE Journalism advocates

SANTOS

MASLOG

PAVIA

Main speakers during the !st Multi-Sectoral Media Dialogue on the Peace Process. LR: Ret. Gen. Undersecretary Ramon Santos, Journalism Dean Dr. Cris Maslog and Philippine Press Institute Exec. Dir. Joe Pavia. of thought will be complete, and un-adulterated. Media is a business. We report the news independently. We spend capital seed money to air the news that we cover. In our case, both in print (the CHRONICLE) and broadcast (DYEM ENERGY FM) To be independent, we must spend for people, equipment, air time, electricity, mobiity, among others. Thus, we need advertisers. SEPARATE ROLES. But if government wants to use media as a vehicle to disseminate COMPLETE information the way government wants it, then government must buy air time, and print space. This way, government will save millions of pesos on useless junkets like seminars, workshops, and travel because media will do the disseminating of the information. And everyday we can do it, if government even wants it. Big savings for government. All government resources will be put to use to produce ONE UNIFORM print and broadcast material, aired and printed in toto, because government is now a CLIENT of media. There is a legitimate contract to engage media services.

Mayor Baltazar SALMA

V-Mayor Lawrence TEVES

cession on elective positions. Tanjay City PNP assured the public that the

peace and order situation remains under control with Teves at the helm.

CREDIBILITY. Just like in election season, it is a battle of CRE DIBILITY. Media strives to be credible, just as candidates or government agencies for that matter, buy air time and print space to be credible to the people. This system of disseminating public information

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December 3, 2006

Traffic ... From page 2 pleted the course were registered, given proper identification and even printed t-shirts.However, with the spate of carnappings, loses of valuables and motor parts believed committed by some of the parking boys due to lax or even total absence of monitoring and strict implementation of the guidelines that govern the program, allowed the entry of some undisciplined non-accredited parking boys who treat the program merely as a source of livelihood. As a result, it does not

Many ... From page 2 of several drivers’ associations as this merely reflects the movement of oil prices in the market which has considerably dropped. Currently, there are approximately 2,500 units of tricycles plying the city routes with some 3,350 drivers including those who drive “extra” mostly during nighttime and most of these drivers are unaffiliated to any associations. On the other hand, commuters often complained of their failure to give exact changes, refusal to honor discounted rates for students, senior citizens and the differ-

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anymore serve the very purpose of its inception. Besides, the out of school youth who are the original targets of the CSWD has ceased to be so after reaching adulthood. Councilors also observed that many of them are no longer wearing their identification cards and have associated with shady characters. Based on the records of the Traffic Management Office, of the 107 registered members of the “watch your bike brother” 48 or 46 percent are married and 57 or 54 percent are single. Only 28 of them are 20 years old and below, the rest have ages between 21 – 64 years old. Pursuant to the resolution passed by the City Council last Thursday, the TMO shall assign men to ensure that only those who have identification cards will be allowed to man the parking areas. ently abled long with their propensity a overcharge. All these criticisms are shared by City Administrator Engineer Dominador Dumalag Jr. while saying that these erring drivers are mostly from outside Dumaguete who don’t care one bit on how to build good relations with the rest of the community. In view of all these, the so called fare roll back may just so in paper only or its implementation may pose a problem.

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Simplify matters: People need ONE law making body The present age of gridlocks and tyranny of numbers have become major by-products of our democratic system in that these two factors have been used by most policy makers in the pursuit of private interests rather than that of Nation. After years of democracy and a too centralized presidential form of government, the PEOPLE have learned enough lessons, and want to move on. The bottom line of reforms is to simplify the form of government, cut the bureaucracy, save money, and elect better quality leaders. In Asia, we are the only country left with two houses of Congress. The rest have unicameral Parliaments. In our quest for these, we believe that the highest form of change should come from the hearts and minds of our leaders. Unless we have leaders whose interest is Nation first, and their own private interest last, we cannot move on. CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. The PEOPLE now believe that ONE lawmaking body is enough in the national government just as it is only one law-making body in the provinces, cities and barangays. If we can do it down here, why can’t they do it up there? But sad to say, selfish interests come to play. The Senate is desperate is keeping itself in government in that senators will oppose its abolition into one legislative body called Parliament. The result is a gridlock. Earliler, they have failed to institute constitutional change through People’s Initiative. Oppositors want another gridlock. Now Congress is trying to covene itself into a Constituent Assembly (Con Ass) . But the gridlock is that we need a Supreme Court verdict whether the new Constitution requires separate voting by the Senate and the Lower House.

SEN ATE SENA

On the way to PARLIAMENTARY ?

HOUSE

PRESIDENT

And mind you, the Supreme Court is about to lose the 8-7 vote minus Chief Justice Panganiban who will retire shortly. So with7-7 voters left among the Justices, there goes another gridlock. And if the President will delay her appointment of a new chief justice, the gridlock remains until the Con-Ass issue is assured. Yet the Lower House refuses a gridlock, and proceeds to proclaim that they can produce 194 votes in favor for Con Ass including the votes of some pro-administration Senators. But this act is under the pain of risking whether it is not illegal to proceed with only one-house voting. The law requires that a joint session of Congress has to be called, in order to constitute itself into a Constituent Assembly. If this is not done , then the one-house voting could be declared illegal in the future, and consequently all its future acts, including amendments to the Constitution.

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

ax Soliven, 77, publisher-chairman of The Philippine Star, died last Thursday at the Narita Red Cross Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. He died of acute pneumonia and cardiac arrest.

Soliven who wrote a wellread column called “By the Way” is perhaps the last of the lions of old-guard columnists of national papers – after the departure of Louie Beltran, Art Borjal and Teddy Benigno, one after the other. As a columnist, Max Soliven had few equals – only pretenders to the throne. Some may have betters style – but they did not have the richness of history and the stone house of facts that Max in his wide world of writing possessed. And then, those who had as much as facts, alas, did not have Max’s tough, no-nonsense style. When we still wrote a column for the Philippine Star, he used to reminisce his days with the departed founder-editor of the Bohol Chronicle – who Soliven shares three facets in life: lover of travel, sense

Then we have this proposal to move the elections of 2007 to November in order to include the proposed Constitutional amendments for ratification by the People. If the people so ratify the amendments, then by next year or earlier, we will have a Parliament, a one-house or unicameral law making body. This sounds like rigging or railroading. But if we do not do this, nothing will also happen because the Senate is hell bent in retaining its job. We foresee a major constitutional crisis. If something happens like a coup de tat, then all these efforts could be flushed down the drain. We go back to square one. Turn to page 5

“Max Writes 77”

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If the Con-Ass issue passes the one-house voting, including the votes of some senators, and without calling for a joint session, then the plebiscite proceeds. If the People decide in favor of Con-Ass in that plebiscite, then the “one-house” will proceed in proposing amendments to the Constitution.

of history and strict disciplinarian when it comes to media work. Soliven loved travelogue as Jun Dejaresco did – and both would regale people with their knowledge of the place being visited long before they arrive the destination making them both lovers of history. Max told his Star employees jokingly: “Don’t do anything that I would not do.” The Chronicle editor wanted to know every facet of newspapering – including learning to use the linotype then. Soliven had the passion for exceptional journalism – he was acerbic in his criticisms but lavish in his praise for good media work. But he was conservative on one thing. He continued to write his columns in the old Olympus typewriter, not the computer, and sent them

via fax from abroad or his home office because he “loved the sound of typewriters.” His last column came in a three-paged, singlespaced Tokyo hotel stationery tackling the issue of Japan – the country he had fought ironically as a guerilla volunteer of the ROTC during World War II. Max Soliven had his own biases and favorites including his close friendship with Marcos crony, Lucio Tan. Of late, he had tagged as the publisher of the President GMA’s favorite newspaper: The Philippine Star which has been quite apologetic to the present dispensation, at least on the front pages. But in his columns – it was always two-way traffic for the irrepressible story-teller, he was hitting friends and foes alike when the occasion called for it. This was perhaps an

antidote, a balancing factor – if one stretch the argument – for the virulent, antiGMA The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the noted blandness of the Manila Bulletin. The three papers are now the Philippine’s

leading dailies in circulation: Inquirer, Bulletin and Star, in that order. To Soliven’s credit, he founded the Inquirer, with E. Apostol and Betty Go-Belmonte in 1983 and the Star in 1985 with Art Borjal, among oth

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Negros Chronicle 33 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

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theCIVICcircle BY LELE MARTINEZ

(Civic clubs and organizations are quite 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: elydejaresco@yahoo.com – EDITOR)

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long the busy San Juan Street stands an unobtrusive structure, actually the Mary Immaculate Parish Church, surrounded by bus tling commercial establishments. Throughout the day, starting in the early morning hours, people from all walks of life drop in for short prayers or quiet time, the peace and tranquility inside calms the harried souls who seek a few minutes of solitude with God. On Sundays and during the daily afternoon masses, the church is full. Though in the midst of traffic and city noise, the church is a symbol of the heart of the teeming people around the busiest commercial area of the city, in the midst of the big malls and fast food chains. The month of November brought in the festive atmosphere of the City fiesta and the accompanying activities like the Sandurot and many others; as Dumagueteños move on to the month of December, with the Christmas holiday just around the corner, the feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated with much joy and solemnity in this church on December 8. Already, the Church is spruced up and the altar is beautifully decorated in preparation of the celebration of the feast of the church’ Patroness. Dec 8 is also my friend Margie’s birthday. The Mary Immaculate Parish Women’s Auxiliary, or the MIPWA, is the group of ever active ladies who are doing a good job of helping in almost all aspects of work in the Church, specially the daily novena masses that started on November 29. One can appreciate the

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception hard work these ladies do to keep the church, inside and out, beautiful. The new parish priest, Rev. Fr. Ray Victor was just installed this year. The late Fr. Paul Chi was parish priest for over forty years, from the small chapel across Noblefranca Street to the church now, across the

busy Lee Super Plaza. Built in the sixties, the Church blends into the commercial area. Through the years, and specially as the Perdices Street grew to be the shopping Center of Dumaguete City, this Church, dedicated to our Lady, is accessible to the ordinary city folk anytime of the day, any season.

Sunday Gems Today, may there be peace within you…. May you trust your higher power that you are exactly where you are meant to be May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith May you use all those gifts that you have received, and pass the love that has been given you… May you be content knowing you are a Child of God.

Editorial Simplify matters: ... (From page 4)

THE UNSEEN HAND. This is how fast and how slow constitutional developments are coming up these days. We believe that once again, the unseen hand of Uncle Sam could be invoked. As to where the unseen hand is inclined, so will the verdict be, we suppose. This is the price of having a false sense of independence. If we depend so much on America’s political clout, this is what usually happens. “As it was in the beginning.” But regardless, we want all to know that we are fed up with delays in legislation, with two houses of Congress. This is not to mention the highlevel of corruption and too huge expense of running two law-making bodies. They can always play with the law, but they cannot change the hearts and minds of the People who want a major overhaul of our system of governance, NOW.

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 43 TANJAY CITY STATIONED AT DUMAGUETE CITY CIVIL CASE NO. 111 FOR: DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF MARRIAGE UNDER ARTICLE 36 OF THE FAMILY CODE CONSTANTINO D. SAYSON, PLAINTIFF, -VERSUSTRINIDAD K. SAYSON, DEFENDANT. X————————————————————/ DECISION This is an action for Voiding of Marriage under Article 36 of the Family Code of the Philippines, between Constantino D. Sayson against Trinidad Kierulf-Sayson, filed by plaintiff Constantino D. Sayson. Plaintiff alleges that they got married on March 20, 1976 in Surigao City; that they begot four children, namely Clarence Clair who was born on February 5, 1977, Jhoanna Jabidah who was born on November 27, 1978, Clint Constantino who was born on September 13, 1982, and Queen Anne who was born on June 4, 1987, that their marriage has been characterized by coldness indifference, immaturity, irresponsibility, infidelity and loneliness which are all attributable to defendants psychological incapacity to comply with the essential marital obligations which are not obtaining in their marriage; That the psychological incapacity on the part of the defendant was already existing and becoming manifest before the marriage but which plaintiff thought will disappear during the marriage; that they have not been living together for almost 8 years because defendant unceremoniously abandoned the conjugal home sometime in 1994. Summons by publication was served upon the defendant who was residing in Oakland, California, U.S.A. but her exact or specific address thereat cannot be ascertained. Accordingly, the Court on November 20, 2001 issued an Order granting the issuance of Summons by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bayawan, Bais and Canlaon once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. Summons and copy of the Complaint was indeed published on January 21, 2002, January 28, 2002 and February 4, 2002 issues of the Vanguard. The publisher, executed an Affidavit to the effect that summons and copy of the complaint were published on the dates above-mentioned. Defendant, however, did not answer the complaint. The City Prosecutor of Tanjay City submitted a report in compliance with the Order of this Court to the effect that there exists no collusion between the parties. Plaintiff presented Dr. Perpetou Lozada who submitted a Psychiatric Evaluation Report marked as Exhibits “A” – “A-5” to the effect that defendant has the behavior of a Papa’s Girl which is a serious personality disorder which is continuing and incurable which will exist her person for the rest of her life; that she is therefore incapable of discharging her marital obligation. Dioscoro Dimson corroborated the testimony of Emmanuel Teves. He testified that he knows the couple Constantino Sayson and Trinidad Sayson; that Trinidad Sayson is no longer staying with her husband Constantino; that the defendant is known as “Baby” by friends and the family; that he oftentimes does not see Baby or Trinidad at home; that she is always out of their conjugal home especially when plaintiff is not around since plaintiff is working; that Baby or Trinidad use to take hard drinks with male companions in the beach or in the compound of Col. Sayson if not around; that she drinks with male companions at least 3 times in a week; that the children were only attended and taken care of by the yayas who prepared the food for Col. Sayson and the children; that the couple did not eat as one and; that they appeared to be stranger to each other. On cross-examination by the representative of the Solicitor General, he testified that he is an Airport Security, that he stayed inside the compound of the spouses; that he was still at the compound when defendant left the conjugal house; that when asked if he knows the reason, he said that the defendant could not continue with her vices such as drinking and sometimes with her male barkadas. He further declared that plaintiff was then a P.C. Officer then a Police Officer who was assigned in Cebu and in different places of the country. Plaintiff Constantino Sayson testified that his wife, the defendant left the conjugal home and brought with her three of their children leaving the sick child with him; that the defendant did not tell him her plans to leave him and the family; that the two of their children were left in Manila, which the male child was brought with her to the United States; that since then, she did not communicate with him for about 14 years;

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that he does not know her whereabouts in the United States; that he was busy with his various assignments as member of the Philippine National Police, the defendant was left in Dumaguete City to take care of the children, especially their epileptic daughter, but to his dismay, he learned that his wife was always going out with her friends and would always come home late at night; that her wife used to go out with her male friends joy riding on a motorcycle, gallivanting and playing mahjong; that their children were left to the care of their yaya; that she was unconcerned with the welfare of the children; that her wife was increasingly less affectionate to him; that when her parents left for the United States of America as immigrants, she wanted to go with them and always expressed her desire to the United States but she insisted on leaving the family so that it resulted to frequent misunderstanding and argument. Dr. Jose Perpetou S. Lozada, a Psychiatrist, testified on his Psychiatric Evaluation (Exhibit “A”) on the defendant and gave his opinion as to the psychological condition of the defendant. He declared that, on the basis of the information given to him by the plaintiff, defendant is suffering from Histrionic Personality Disorder, which is a psychiatric illness that is deeply ingrained maladaptive pattern of behavior, or starting in childhood and adolescent years and goes through out the most of adult life and manifest as a pervasive pattern of behavior of excessive emotionality and attention seeking; that defendant is emotionally immature and has labile affectivity and inability to go to deep emotional intimate loving relationship with one member of the opposite sex and has tendencies towards infidelity seeking constant attention, praises from others especially from the opposite sex; that she always want to be the center of action, self-centered and she has no tolerance for the frustration of delayed gratification; that defendant is self-absorbed and has no concern with others including her own family; that because of this psychological illness, it can lead to psychological incapacity to comply with the essential marital obligations. Dr. Lozada further declared that the psychiatric illness of the defendants is serious and incurable because it is deeply ingrained personality disorder and that such illness originates from parental over indulgence or over protection especially coming from the parents of the opposite sex; that because of the assignment of her mother as nurse in an island far from home, her mother was around during her developmental years and that she was not guided as to being a good wife. This was reflected in her married life. Her father was the ideal person who constantly gave attention, reassurance, praise and approval. She demands that her husband be like her father without her giving anything in return. From the foregoing premises, it is established that defendant had abandoned her family and lived for good in the United States of America; that plaintiff and defendant were married on March 20, 1976 at the Bishop’s Chapel in Surigao City; that plaintiff and defendant have four children namely Clarence Clair, who was born on February 5, 1977, Jhoanna Jabidah born on November 27, 1978, Clint Constantino, born on September 13, 1982 and Queen Anne born on June 4, 1987; that for the past 8 years plaintiff and defendant have not been living together because defendant abandoned the conjugal home in April, 1994. She left for the United States with their three year old son and came April to Manila in 1994 but left again for the United States and never returned since then; that defendant had been going out with here friends for joy riding on a motorcycle with male friends and playing mahjong and the children were left to the care of their yaya; that defendant wanted to go to the United States even at the early stage of their marriage when her parents left to the United States as immigrants. The issue to be resolved is whether or not, on the basis of the evidence presented by the plaintiff, defendant is psychologically incapacitated to perform the essential marital obligation. Under the Article 68 of the Family Code, the essential marital obligations are: a. to live together b. to observe c. to render mutual help and support With respect to the duty to live together, the evidence shows that defendant had abandoned plaintiff and their children and stayed in the United States of America. Her lack of interest to live with plaintiff and attend to the need of the children was shown by defendant’s happy go lucky way of life. The evidence shows that before she abandoned her family, she had been going out with her male friends, enjoying motorcycle riding, gambling by playing mahjong and goes home late at night. As to support, marriage brings a 50-50 proposition. There must be mutual help and support. The evidence shows that defendant has not done her part of providing help to the family. She failed to take care of their children. She has devoted all her time for herself only and even abandoned plaintiff and the children. As to mutual time, respect and fidelity, defendant likewise failed to give her part of the marital obligation of love, respect and fidelity. The abandonment by the defendant of the plaintiff, her attitude towards responsibility to the welfare of the family will clearly show that she has no love for the plaintiff and their children. Accordingly, the cause of the failure of defendant to perform the essential marital obligation is her psychological incapacity. “Psychological incapacity is the condition of a person

who does not have the mind, will and heart for the performance of marriage obligations. Psychological incapacity is conceived to be one that is a lasting condition that is, that the person will not get rid of his incapacity, considering the peculiar socio-cultural milieu of his marriage, its actual situation and the concrete person of his spouse. The law, however, requires that the incapacity must already be a condition in the subject at the time of the wedding although its manifestation or detection would occur later (Dr. Gerardo Ty Veloso, Questions and Answer on Psychological Incapacity) as ground for Marriage Annulment under Article 36 of the Family Code. Under the Family Code, “A marriage contracted by any party who, at the time of the celebration was psychologically incapacitated to comply with the essential marital obligation of marriage shall likewise be void even if such incapacity becomes manifest only after its solemnization. In addition to the concept of psychological incapacity earlier stated, the Supreme Court in Santos vs. Court of Appeals (58 SCRA) ruled that “Article 36 of the Family Code cannot be taken and construed independently of, but must stand in conjunction with, existing precepts in our law on marriage. Thus, correlated, “Psychological Incapacity” should refer to no less than a marital (not physical) incapacity that causes a party to be truly in cognitive of the basis marital covenants that concomitantly must be assumed and discharged by the parties to the marriage which, as so expressed by Article 68 of the Family Code, include their mutual obligation to live together, observe love, respect and fidelity and render mutual help and support. There is hardly any doubt that the intendment of the law has been to confine the meaning of “psychological incapacity” to the most serious cases of personality disorders clearly demonstrative of utter insensitivity or inability to give meaning and significance to the marriage x x x” In some case of Santos v. C.A. et al. (58 SCRA 17), it was ruled that “until further statutory and jurisprudentially parameters are established, every circumstance that may have some bearing on the degree, extent and other conditions of that incapacity must, in every case, or carefully examined and evaluated so that no precipitate and indiscriminate nullity is peremptorily decreed. The well considered opinion of psychiatrist psychologists and persons with expertise in psychological disciplines might be helpful or even desirable. In this case, Dr. Jose Perpetou S. Lozada, a psychiatrist declared that defendant Trinidad Kierulf Sayson is psychologically incapacitated to perform the essential marital obligation which originated from parental over protection coming from the parents of the opposite sex. The absence of her mother in most of her developmental years made her consider her father the ideal person who constantly give attention, reassurance praise and approval. She demands that her husband be like father always without her giving anything in return. That this psychiatric illness is serious continuing and incurable because it is deeply ingrained personality disorder. Such personality disorder, the psychiatrist concluded, is the reason for frequent outings with friends, gallivanting and desiring to have good time at all time. The opinion of the psychiatrist shows that defendant is incapable of understanding the marital obligation of spouse towards the other and the family. The defendant, as shown by the evidence on record failed to perform all the basic marital obligations as provided by Article 68 of the Family Code. Wherefore, judgment is hereby rendered, declaring the marriage between Constantino D. Sayson and Trinidad Keirulf void under Article 36 of the Family Code. Furnish copy of this Judgment the Local Civil Registrar of Surigao City who is directed to annotate this Judgment in record of marriage of the above mentioned parties. IT IS SO ORDERED. GIVEN, on this 26th dat of October 2006, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) WINSTON M. VILLEGAS Judge WMV/stg Copy furnished: Pros. Jaena Laguda Dumaguete City Atty. Herbert Timtim Dumaguete City Pros. Elson Bustamante Dumaguete City The Negros Chronicle Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & 10, 2006


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BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

30 YEARS AGO

(Based on CHRONICLE Files)

Residents complain of faucets Tubod neglect as source of water November 28 — On the eve of the town fiesta of Dumaguete and even days before it, some residents at Colon Extension, Cervantes, Silliman Avenue, Alfonso XIII, and other parts of the city complained of acute shortage of water in their respective areas. The problem was traced on the pumping stations which have malfunctioned. With this develop- of the city on account of its vey report from LUWA rement, concerned citizens living spring. In fact, the vealed that the Tubod have urged the city gov- other name of Tubod imme- pumping station fell short of target to generate waernment to fully tap Tubod, diately after liberation was its ter supply of 910 cmd on a the oldest source of water Springville. However, a sur- 16-hour run.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

USAID supports RECCO retention as builders of city public market November 30 — After conducting a fact finding mission, the United States Aid for International Development (USAID) recommended the retention of the Reliant Construction Company (RECCO) in the construction of the Dumaguete City Public Market. USAID is the source of the 27-million loan fund to build the said facility. The recommendation which has already stretched government, and ESF met was addressed to the Of- to three years. However, again to decide on the date fice of the Economic Sup- RECCO engineers attributed for the resumption of the port Fund amidst com- the problem to the non-re- construction work. And if does resume this Deplaints of the slow pace of lease of ESF funds. Offi- it cember, the market will be construction by RECCO cials from RECCO, city completed in May 1987. Apply personally at the Office

TEN YEARS AGO

Dawn collision kills five along Hibbard Avenue NegOr. AIDS ... From page 2 Add to this is the admission of the City Health Office that it lacks the proper facilities and means to conduct the tests which is only available in private hospitals something sex workers can hardly afford. And contrary to popular belief, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not only transmitted during sexual intercourse but also when one uses an infected needle, blood trans-

fusion and when an infected mother breastfeeds her child.According to the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health majority of the 2,655 HIV Abseropositive cases reported, 64 percent of the persons infected are males, 57 percent fall in the age bracket of 25-39 and 35 percent of which are overseas Filipino workers. Since HIV is incurable and would ultimately lead to death, health experts advise those involved in commercial sex and the general public to pro-

tect themselves by using condoms during intercourse, purchase blood only from the Philippine National Red Cross or hospitals where it can be properly tested, dispose used needles and have a regular check up every six months.

December 1 — An early dawn head-on collision between a brand new Strada double cab and a fully loaded tricycle along Hibbard Avenue resulted to the death of five persons, including the tricycle driver. This was considered as the worst traffic accident in Dumaguete then. Two died on the spot identified as Cesar Juan Banquil and his passenger Eliseo Bacaltos. Three other victims Maribeth Balais, Cansio Balladares and Juana Banquil expired later at the hospital. The injured passengers were Evangelyn Balladares, Marieta Distrito and Agnes Borromeo they all sustained injuries in different parts of their bodies. The killer Strada was sic Box, apparently under the their respective brakes acdriven by Querubin Cabilin influence of alcohol, when cording to an ocular inspecwho was with his cousin the incident happened. Due tion conducted by the poRandolf Feril. The vehicle to the impact, the Suzuki mo- lice. Charges of reckless was registered under the torcycle of the tricyle was de- imprudence resulting to mulhomicide, serious name Catherine Estrada, the tached from the sidecar and tiple physical injuries and damage driver’s sister. Cabilin was was dragged by the Strada a to property, and driving speeding along Hibbard Av- few meters away. Both ve- without license will be filed enue after a night out at Mu- hicles were not able to apply against Cabilin.

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HAT may sound like a contradiction in terms, “sense” being something associated with the body, as in the sense of sight, with the eye as its proper organ, and “spiritual” being precisely what is contrary to anything mate-

But if we still believe that man is composed of body and soul, something material and something spiritual, then there must be some sense in talking about developing “the sense of the spiritual.” That’s just how it is. We have to contend with the peculiarities of our human condition that make us neither purely material nor purely spiritual, but material and spiritual all the same IMAGALA time. This sense of the spiritual, in my view, is what is most needed these days. We

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our feeling. They are not made to tackle their proper object who is ultimately God. Looking around, we just see and hear in billboards, newspapers, radios, TV, Internet, etc., images and sounds that convey, often in a subliminal but effective way, almost exclusively material, external, temporal and earthly values. We are cajoled to look good, to feel good, to be rich, to be successful, to have a champion body, to be powerful, popular, etc. We are made to envy those who have won the genetic lottery, because they are physically beautiful and wellendowed. To be rich and famous now means to “have arrived.” If you are neither of these, then, sweetie, you

still have a long way to go in this life. It’s a diabolical frame of mind that, I’m afraid, is threatening to become a generalized culture. There’s hardly any mention about the need to be humble and simple, to be prayerful, to do sacrifices, etc. There’s no mention about virtues, like prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice. Nothing about ascetical struggle. Definitely, no mention of God. Shucks! This is truly weird, since if for those who still believe in God, God is known to be our Creator, our Father, and all that, why is it that many find it hard to relate themselves and their affairs to God? This is the problem. While the material and earthly values are legitimate, it seems they are pur-

seem to be so dominated by the material, the external, the bodily and sensual, that even our spiritual faculties—our thinking, our willing—appear unduly compromised. The horror expressed by St. Paul when he wrote about the differences between the carnal man and the spiritual man is taking place right before our eyes. We are having more of the carnal than the spiritual. I would even say that if there is any reference to something spiritual, most likely it is made to highlight and enhance a purely material and earthly value. To exaggerate a little, it’s like our thinking and willing are made only to heighten

sued without proper reference to the spiritual and supernatural that should serve as their goal. Thus, we also yield what we sow. Precisely because the spiritual values are neglected or are not given proper attention, people who still believe in God find it harder to resist temptations and to handle their weaknesses. How can it be otherwise when once stuck with the material, they simply become ruled by things like moods, temper, tastes, hormones, instincts, emotions, passions, fads and fashions. These things, as we know, are always shifting or cover only a partial aspect of our life. They are not meant to be a constant element, guiding us to unchanging truths and what is truly good for us.

They give us a certain good, but they are notoriously shortsighted and narrow-minded. Worse, they spawn other evils like envy, greed, avarice, lust. They are like kids, charming but certainly needing direction and discipline. Without the spiritual values, there’s no way one can resist the lures of the devil and the sting of the flesh. One can have an appearance of goodness, but inside it’s a different story altogether. We have to develop a sense of the spiritual, one that puts God always in our mind and heart, in our feelings, our affairs, etc. We need grace for this, but we also are equipped for this lifestyle.

(Part IV) Mother Teresa said once: “I don’t aspire to be successful; I only want to be faithful.” If we are to remain faithful, let us face and obey this challenge: The Light Of God Is Falling The light of God is falling Upon Dr. PROCESO UDARBE life’s common way; The master’s voice still calling, “Come, walk with Me today”; No duty can seem lowly To him who lives with Thee, And all of life grows holy, O Christ of Galilee! Who shares his life’s pure pleasures, And walks the honest road, Who trades with heaping measures, And lifts his brother’s load, Who turns the wrong down bluntly, And lends the right a hand,He dwells in God’s own country, He tills the Holy Land. Where human lives are thronging in toil and pain and sin,While cloistered hearts are longing to bring the Kingdom in, O Christ, the Elder Brother Of proud and beaten men,When they have found each other, Thy Kingdom will come then! Thy ransomed host in glory, All souls that sin and pray,Turn toward the cross that bore Thee; “Behold the Man!’ they say;And while Thy Church is pleading For all who would do good. We hear Thy true voice leading Our song of brotherhood.

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GOSPEL Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

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n over-attention to looking for signs is a possible source of distraction for us. It is m u c h better if we just fix our eyes on the requirements of the Kingdom of God and get on with living them to the full. If the world ends tomorrow, we will be prepared if our eyes are truly fixed on Jesus. If it does not end tomorrow then we will be doing our best to prepare for the coming end – whenever that may be – because our eyes are already fixed on Jesus! “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what to is coming Turn page 9

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Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted (Luke 14:11).

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small percentage of people defend against rejection by buying into h e dog-eat-dog system of the world and learning to compete and scheme to get ahead of the pack. These are the movers and shakers, people who earn acceptance and strive for significance through their performance. They feel driven to get on top of every situation because winning is their passport to acceptance. They are characterized by perfectionism and emotional insulation and they struggle with anxiety and stress. Spiritually, the beat-the-system individual refuses to come under God’s authority and has little fellowship with God. This person is committed to controlling and manipulating people and circumstances for his own ends, so it is difficult for him to yield control in his life to God. In our churches this person jockeys to be chairman of the ruling board or the most influential member on a committee. His motivation is not to serve God in this position, however, but to control his world because his self-worth is dependant on it. Beat-the-system controllers are some of the most insecure people you will meet. Sadly, the controlling individual’s defensive strategy only delays inevitable rejection. Eventually his ability to control his family, his employees, and his church diminishes and he is replaced by a younger, stronger controller. Some survive this mid-life crisis, but many who make it to retirement don’t enjoy much of it. Studies show that high-powered executives live an average of nine months after they retire. They base their lives in the world system they seek to conquer, but inevitably the world claims its own. “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Gracious Lord, teach me to be in this world but not of it. I choose Your kingdom to be my standard. t

BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR.

Gamao is (Gil Gamao’s) relative, an M auricio indigent and uneducated fisherman, working for him more or less as his dependent. Though a man of low intelligence, he had robust build and stature that was more than ordinary. He seems to be the type of persons who could be induced by one like Gil Gamao, who used to exercise influence over his life, so that he might commit whatever crime Gil Gamao might wish to be done. “This (Court) believes, sons thus expressed, therefore beyond any reasonable doubt, finds Gil Gamao and Mauricio that it was at the petition of Gil Gamao, guilty of having comGamao and by means of direct mitted the crime of murder as inducement exerted on it is presented and gives them Mauricio Gamao, that the lat- a sentence to be punished with ter was induced to commit the the penalty of cadena crime of murder in the person perpetua ( in perpetual chain), of Father Victor Baltan«s. and each one to be detained “Therefore, for the rea- at the Insular Penitentiary of the sons adduced, this (Court) Philippine Islands for the pebelieves that the accused is riod of their natural life; both in the same manner guilty and each of them is to indemtogether with Mauricio nify the heirs of Father Victor Gamao as co-principal, and Baltan«s the sum of (one thouthat the crime is of murder, sand) 1,000 pesos, and each given the fact that it was to pay one eighth of the cost of committed after a deliberate the proceedings. premeditation on the part of “The Court, moreover, these two accused, and in finds that it has not been proven addition, with alevosia on beyond reasonable doubt that the part of Mauricio Gil. the accused, Sotero Cuenca, “The Court, for the rea- Bernardo Escarda, Luis P.

Garcia, Rufino Pineda and Segundo CaÔizares are guilty of having committed the crime as it is alleged, and therefore, for reasons thus expressed, it considers them not guilty, and it is so ordered placing them in liberty. The sixth of eight shares of the costs of the case will be officially charged.” In hardly three months, the sentence in 1909 put finality and closure to the murder case of Fr. Victor Baltan«s. How long will the wheels of justice grind in our time?


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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Samuel Villanueva, Sr., have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement with General Power of Attorney represented by Josefina V. Nolan on Lot No.3, Pcs-0703-000214 covered with TCT No. FT-4112, with an area of 6,234 sq.m. and Lot No.4, Pcs-07-03000214, covered by TCT No. FT-4113, with an area of 6,232 sq.m., both situated in Poblacion, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental per Doc. No.254, Page No.51, Book No. XI, Series of 2004 of Notary Public Atty. Ruben P. Melodia. The Negros Chronicle Dec.3, 10, & 17, 2006

DECLARATION OF HEIRSHIP AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late DEMETRIO E. GAGA-A, SR., have filed and executed a Declaration of Heirship and Sale on Lot No. 1, plan Psu68430, covered by TCT No. T28745 situated in Brgy. Ubos, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 903 sq.m. in favor to Jovy D. Wernli per Doc. No. 429, Page No. 86, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2004 of Notary Public Atty. Juvenal O. Tuale. The Negros Chronicle Dec.3, 10, & 17, 2006

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

A .D. PPA AWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City

Unredeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on December 31, 2006 at our place of business. All Memorial Plan are accepted except St. Peter Plan Inc.

Garden of Saints MEMORIAL CHAPELS Camanjac, Dumaguete City Day & Night Service, 24 Hours a Day Tel. Nos.: (035) 225-8777 225-6580

FOR SALE 1 unit 7 Layer Upright Freezer. Brand – Haier, Model – HF 299, slightly used. 1 unit Double deck bed, color black. Pls. Contact Ale at 225-4760.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late PRIMO S. MANAHON and BONIFACIA TANGON-MANAHON have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs on Lot No. 7742, OCT No. FV-38712; Lot No. 7752, OCT No. FV-38714; Lot No. 7746, OCT No. FV-38709; Lot No. 7777, OCT No. FV-38711; Lot No. 7734, OCT No. FV-38710; Lot No. 4836, OCT No. FV-37801; Lot No. 7540, OCT No. FV-39801; Lot No. 4838, OCT No. FV-37879; Lot No. 4854, OCT No. FV-37878; Lot No. 4835, OCT No. FV-37944; Lot No. 340, Pls-145, TCT No. H-T-262; Lot No. 7574, Psu-07-03-002039, OCT No. FV-23619, TD No. ARP No. 20-013-0163; Lot No. 7564, OCT No. FV-38715; Lot No. 7576, OCT No. FV-38713; Lot No. 7636, OCT No. FV-38716; Lot No. 7568, OCT No. FV-38808; Lot No. 7526, OCT No. FV-S40593; Lot No. 7645, OCT No. FV-40188; Lot No. 7557, OCT No. FV-40523; Lot No. 7531, OCT No. FV-40522; Lot No. 8771, OCT No. FV-40235; Lot No. 8727, OCT No. FV-40198; Lot No. 4854, TD-20-021-0021; residential house covered by TD No. 20013-0341 constructed on Lot No. 7568; and residential house covered by TD No. 20-021-0022 constructed on Lot No. 340, per Doc. No. 185, Page No. 37, Book No. III, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo M. Hermosa III. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 2006

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Republic of the Philippines Province of Negros Oriental Municipality of Guihulngan —oOo— Office of the Local Civil Registrar NO TICE OF PUBLICA TION NOTICE PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 R.A. 9048, a Notice of Publication is hereby served to the public that ALEJANDRA LANOTAN DE LA CRUZ filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name of the Child from “CRESILDA” to “ALEJANDRA” in the Certificate of Live birth bearing registry number 256 registered on May 7, 1968 of Cresilda dela Cruz who was born on May 3, 1968 at Buenavista, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental and whose parents Agripino de la Cruz and Mercedes Lanotan. Any person adversely affected by the said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than _____________.

The Negros Chronicle Dec. 3 & 10, 2006

(Sgd.) MARIETTA A. MIJARES Local Civil Registrar

NO TIME

for GOD ?

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.

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All through the day I had no time, This Breakfast To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends, could yet change They’d laugh at me I feared. your Life. 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. Brotherhood of He looked into the book and said, Christian Businessmen and Professionals “Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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TODAY’S

GOSPEL Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 (From page 8) upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.” Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who live on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulation that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”

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DAIHATSU Mini Van Aircon 4 wheel drive Steve McCann 0918-380-6463 P90,000 DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late JUANITA FLORES JABAGAT have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition on one half share of parcel of land known as Lot No. 6609-B, (LRC) Psd-102930, being a portion of Lot No. 6609, covered by TCT No. 13216, situated in Pulantubig, Dumaguete City, containing an area of 10,000 sq.m. per Doc. No. 27, Page No. 7, Book No. XII, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Nerio NB. Bulado. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 2006

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For inquiries, give us a call on Tel. No. 225-4760. Look for Ale or Jenny. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF EST ATE ESTA NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late CONSUELO V. TIONGSON have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate on Lot No. 82-A-2, Psd-074621-025786 being a portion of Lot 82-A, Psd 07023496, with a residential house constructed thereon, covered by TCT No. T-26866, situated in Poblacion, Municipality of Tanjay, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 987 sq.m. per Doc. No. 157, Page No. 33, Book No. XVII, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Teopisto T. Calumpang, Jr. The Negros Chronicle Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 2006

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PEL AEZ Laundr PELAEZ Laundryy SERVICE 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM Pick up & Deliver 226-2835 Call: Nelly

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HAVANA FOOTWEAR Locsin St., Dumaguete City Tel. # 226-2691 2 Days SALE less 15% of all items December 29 & 30, 2006 Per DTI Neg.Or. Permit No. 2006-068 Series of 2006

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Auction Sale on December 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. All unredeemed pledges during the month of June 2006.

Auction Sale on December 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. All unredeemed pledges during the month of June 2006.

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few years ago, in an other Far Eastern country, I climbed into a taxi in a big metropolitan city. Before I could sit down the taxi was going 120 BY KOJAK KPH. Buildings, women, chilJAMES HUGHS dren and dogs whizzed by the U.S. ARMY, CAPT. (RET.) windows. My life flashed before my eyes. Parachuting out of an airplane was not as terrifying as that short can drivers admit to being “angry” while they are drivtaxi ride. In a big European city I got ing and four out of five of stuck in traffic. The taxi driver those drivers carry a gun. I merely drove on the sidewalk. have had bullet holes put in People were jumping into door- the trunk of my car. ways to get out of his way. I do admit I am very conOn a big Caribbean is- cerned about vehicles here land I got stuck in a traffic that drive at night without lights. jam on a major highway. My Words can not express how driver just drove on the dangerous that is. Every time I grass along the side of the see a small baby being carried road. On that same island on a motorcycle I cringe. If there I saw a man shot over a park- is an accident that precious ing place. baby will have no chance of So when people come to survival. me and complain about the Currently the hot topic traffic here in the Philippines I is the pending enforcement have to smile. I guess it is a of the helmet laws. I am in matter of how you look at it. favor of anything that will In America, on average, save lives but I doubt the 41,000 people are killed on enforcement of this law will our highways every year. do little to preserve life. One out of every four of Most of the helmets in use those deaths is caused by here are not very effective “anger”. Over 10,000 people and there are no helmets for killed every year just be- babies. Also I understand cause someone got mad. not everyone will be reWe have even created a quired to wear a helmet special label for the phe- only the vehicle operator. It nomenon. It is called “Road is worthy of note that sevRage”. What is even more eral American states have Turn to page 17 frightening 80% of Ameri-

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MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER

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hen there are thorns, God brings roses. Twenty three months ago after radical mastectomy, I began to see a new world. Living one day at a time is packed with surprises. Each day is a gift.

I count my blessings everyday, and one of these happened last week. My husband and I had great nurturing time listening to a well known speaker, teacher, founder and president of Guidelines Inc. Dr. Harold Sala, at Bethel Guest house, among hundreds of people, mostly couples. I’ve been reading his books and his wife Darlene’s devotionals, and like many others I found great inspiration in knowing God more in today’s world. He was introduced simply as “Dr. Harold Sala, the servant of the Most High God.” He talked about the importance of marriage and how families are very special to God. He said that strong families don’t just happen. “People in strong families work at it constantly…” Their books have been sources of inspirations to me next to the bible. His book, Just for Today which was given by my sister in

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Blue_bell57@yahoo.com

law Japi a week after I was diagnosed with cancer has been a great help everytime depression came like storms. We always associate cancer with pain, suffering and death. But if there was a hundred percent suffering God doubles or multiplies His mercies a thousand times. Like others who have been diagnosed with cancer, I and my family went through a lot of struggles. First the shock, tears, sleepless nights, worries, pain, hairless months of treatment, endless trips to the hospitals and bottomless bills. Yet for every trial, we find God’s fingerprints. Everytime we need reminders, God sends people to bring his message of hope.

Footsteps and Fingerprints Fingerprints in Peanut Butter and Jelly

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ometime ago Ely Dejaresco, Negros Chronicle editor, asked me to contribute a weekly column. He wanted me to talk about the everyday life of being a Christian, especially touching on Christian motherhood, as the wife of Negrense entrepreneur “JC” Jun Catan, and my experiences in the marketplace, daily encounters with clients, workers, and community, all in a Christian perspective. In the next breath he wondered how a busy woman like me can still find time to serve the After they had left and Lord. In my prayer time this I was cleaning up their early morning, the phrase crumpled drawings and scat“Footsteps and Fingerprints” tered toys, I noticed they had imprinted itself in my mind. left behind a sample of their I knew then what I would creativity – a mosaic of write about … footsteps crackers and jelly, pasted toalong my journey of life … gether with peanut butter, and fingerprints left behind along stuck onto the wall of our sala. At first glance, I was irthe way… Some years ago when ritated and thought “What a our granddaughters were mess!” Then I looked closer still quite young, they vis- and read the message: “Hi, ited us for the afternoon. Mama Nancy, we love you!” Four of them came, ages This brought a big smile to 8 to 3, and as usual enliv- my face; they had left behind ened up our home with a reminder of their love for their laughter, playfulness me. They had imprinted their and exuberance. I remem- fingerprints onto a moment ber we had crackers spread in my life. Ely wondered how a with peanut butter and jelly for merienda. Turn to page 17

by: Nancy Russell Catan

hat Con-Ass? In my view, it is legally impos sible to convene a ConAss. Here’s why. The 1935 Constitution provided: “The Congress in joint session assembled, by a vote of three-fourths of all the Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives voting separately, may propose B Y S ALETO J. E RAMES amendments to this Convention. . .” (Sec. 1, Article XV). When a joint session of a bicameral Congress is called to propose revision “in joint session assembled” to, or amendment of, the was also removed. There is Constitution, Congress no point stressing separate ceases to be an ordinary voting because no joint seslegislative body and be- sion is contemplated in the comes a constituent as- new provision, which merely sembly or Con-Ass. says: “The Congress, upon a In the ferment and de- vote of three-fourths of all its bate raging up and down the members” may propose an country on the manner of amendment to, or revision of, changing the 1987 Constitu- the present Constitution. tion (cha-cha), it is the posiMembers of the majority tion of the administration that party of the House of Representhe Senate and the House of tatives, thru Rep. Jaraula, ChairRepresentatives must hold a man of the Committee on Conjoint session at which the stitutional Amendments of the members of the Senate and House, has announced that the the House of Representatives members of the Senate will be shall have only one vote each, called to the House to attend a pegging the maximum vote of joint session of both legislatives the Senate at twenty-four, bodies acting as a constituent which makes the House of assembly. Representatives a superior I believe it is a reasonbody in the bicameral set-up able interpretation that a joint by force of numbers. The jus- session for the purpose of tification is that the words “vot- proposing revision of, or ing separately” could no amendment to, the Constitulonger be found in the present tion is absolutely unauthoConstitution. rized. The reason is that both Of course, “voting the Senate and the House exseparately” had to be re- ist separately and indepen moved because the phrase Turn to page 17 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 12345678901234567890123456789 wise old man once said that if there is anything more predictable about politics it is its unpredictability. There are just too many imponderables in the playing field. One could not be sure if his journey in its dark alleys would end up in victory or defeat. One can only hope and surmise. —————————— As we enter the threshold of 2007 – with its constitutionally- mandated national and local elections – our attention is once again collec- a candidate in future electively focused on the dramatis tions. Which is a pity. I know personae and the process of the guy as well-endowed and this political exercise. And, of qualified. He would have course later on, on the eu- been an asset in this highly phoria and frustrations in the volatile elective branch of public service. morning after. ——————————————————— As we journey through life, Elections have a way of getting the best and the all of us without exception, must brightest among candi- confront the dark prospects of dates. Unfortunately elec- frustration. We have to be conditions have also a long tioned to meet this reality – record of rejecting the whether this comes in the form best and the brightest. A of dead-ends or detours in our candidate friend of mine avenues or simply as a nagging did not make it in an elec- bitterness as we hang and twist tion. He had ran a fairly suspended in the wind of selfwell-funded and orga- pity. The thing is how do we cope nized campaign. Many of with our failure to realize our us expected him to breeze dreams and ambitions. —————————— through the process. But Richard Nixon had an obthings turned out otherwise. It hurt. In frustration session. He wanted to be he told me that never again president of the United Turn to page 13 would he offer himself as

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phraim Bejar was a Social Activist. His brand of social activism was often misunderstood by many to the point where he was branded a “communist” at the worst of times. A “tag” which would, in our mindset, negate whatever good he was doing to the community. But his whole life was only devoted to nothing less than the pursuit of social justice and equality for the masses. If my friend and co-columnist James Hughs is seeking for everyday heroes, he’s got a big one in Ephraim Bejar. I had opportunity to work with “Eph” the when we were members of the city council. With Eph’s passing, I would be the only one alive today in that picture of a council session above as we lost Kagawad “Bonnie” Catarata and Vice-Mayor “Genie” Duran: too, a few years ago. As I write this, Eph’s body would be in a sunrise burial, but only his body will be buried. His work will continue through the more than 25 cause-oriented and community organizations he had helped build through the years. He was your quintessential social activist and a great be- Rights organizations. liever in people power. He became a Kagawad He had fought many under Mayor Elfren battles in his life for the Quial. Secretary of the poor and the under- mayor under Mayor privileged, sacrificing Pilaring Raymond and even his family life for lately as head of the his love to serve his Sectoral Desk under people. The summit of Agustin Perdices. his crusade was He is survived by his reached when he con- wife Amelia Gonzalez, SU ducted a personal two- Law Dean Atty Miles and week hunger strike Carissa with sons Nikki back in 1986 at City Hall and Daniel; and Marissa in protest of corrupt and Allan Peczon with practices in govern- children Mia and Miggi. “ ment. Almost losing his Let us not mourn life, he called it off as he his passing but celrealized then he still ebrate his many notable had a lot to do for the achievements in life. I many groups he supchallenge all those orported. “By and large Eph ganizations he got inwas a ‘true-blue’ volved with to pick up Sillimanian, starting from from where he left off his elementary school and continue the days until he finished col- struggle for social juslege major in Creative tice and equality. Eph Writing. He married would wish for nothing Amelia Gonzalez in 1966 less. Eph was a close perand the couple taught at the University of Baguio in sonal friend, relative and Luzon. But the call of his a fellow social activist. We Alma Mater prevailed had disagreements and upon him and his wife, to conflicts of ideas but I return and join its ranks as have to hand it to the man. faculty members of the It will be very hard to find Speech and Theater of another Ephraim Bejar. which Eph became its But for as long as the chair. Here, he was many organizations and known for his directorial lives he touched remain works in plays that were true to the ideals he purpowerfully thought-pro- sued, I am pretty sure that Eph’s work would convoking. Eph retired in 1984 tinue to touch the lives of and joined different the poor and under priviNGOs and Human leged.

embers of the Negros Oriental Bankers Association expressed its opposition to any moves that ban outright the use of cellular phones inside bank premises. They are more receptive of regulating the same but wanted to forge a common stand among themselves so that there will be a uniform implementation of the said measure. On the other hand, the City Council will consult bank clients, especially businessmen to ascertain their view on the matter, which is meant to monitor the communication of depositors and employees to remove any doubts as to their involvement with bad elements who have so far victimized a number of bank regulars. Dumaguete City has about 28 commercial and rural banks but only the Philippine National Bank openly admitted to be equipped with surveillance cameras. Turn to page 17

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ith the increasing need for hospital beds some towns are starting to open clinical dispensaries if only to accommodate emergency cases that need immediate bed rest and medical attention. The local government unit of Sibulan undertook the construction of a three bed dispensary unit. Mayor Antonio Renacia explained that the facility will particularly serve poor residents in remote barangays who will no longer have to travel to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, which is already overflowing with patients even those coming from outside the province. The construction started last November 2 and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

RDC seeks 10M to fund Camp rehab His last posting at the Help Desk in City Hall was a small consolation to his great work as a people’s friend and defender. A community hero no less and however humble and unassuming he conducted his personal crusade, he was always bigger than life, not only physically but morally. He once berated this columnist for attaching my name on one of the City Council’s donations to a Barangay activity. My lapse in judgment, of course. He also cautioned members of our large Flores Clan to which we both belong, during our last reunion in May 2006, not to use our family influence and power for political ends. Well, that was our Ephraim Bejar! As we say farewell to a people’s friend and our very own home grown community hero, let us remember that in his crusade for a better society, he chose nonviolence and lit a candle for each organization and individual he touched with his life’s work. He deserves all our respect. Have a nice day!* * * * * * * * * * * *********

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amp Leon Kilat, a vital military installation located in Tanjay City, will be fully rehabilitated after the Regional Development Council gave its full backing on the said undertaking. The Department of National Defense is being asked to release the needed fund for the improvement of its road network and mess hall, including the construction of a new drainage system, quarters, and camp fence. The RDC notes that if the project is implemented it will surely improve the efficiency and capability of the military and police personnel stationed in the area. Ultimately, it will boost the morale of the troops belonging to the 703rd Community Defense Center, 7th regional Community Defense Groups, Army Reserved Command, Philippine Army and the PNP Provincial Mobile Group.

DYNO Nobel now ORICA Nitrates pparently to dramatize the

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takeover of the new own ers of the company, Dyno Nobel Philippines, Inc. has ceased to exist as a corporate name and is now changed to Orica Nitrates Philippines, Inc. And although it retained its office address and telephone number, it is now sporting a new logo. The filing of the Certificate of Amended Articles of Incorporation as approved by the company’s Board of Directors before the Securities and Exchange Commission paved the way for the said development. Nevertheless, it remains one of the biggest manufacturers of chemical components for explosives situated in the municipality of Bacong.

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hrough a resolution, the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas which met in Dumaguete City, expressed its belief that an imposition of toll fees on oil tankers within the regions’ waters will prevent another marine disaster due to oil spill. This came in the wake of the unmitigated sufferings such a disaster inflicts upon the environment and the people in it. However, this remains a proposal unless an agency like the MARINA gives its nod coupled with the strong support from Local Government Units which have the power to prescribe such fees or charges in keeping with the provisions of the Local Government Code.

Who wants ... From page 2 tricycles into pedalpowered pedicabs. Initially about 100 of these will ply along the Perdices street which serves as the main artery of the city. In effect this will ban tricycles from servicing this route. To entice tricycle drivers to try this set up, pedicab units shall be offered for free while they get to keep their old tricycles for personal use. Should the project become feasible, another 100 MCH will be deployed until “ideal number shall have been attained.”This proposal is now under scrutiny of the Traffic Task Force and he is hoping to present it to his colleagues after said body gives a favorable recommendation. Governor George Arnaiz and Mayor Agustin Perdices have reportedly indicated their support to this undertaking.

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements: ITEM

of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC)

1) P.R. No. 1123-06 – 180 bags Portland Cement for Improvement of Drainage at Villanueva-Subd. to be taken from 20% Devt. Fund 2) P.R. No. 1124-06 – 300 bags Portland Cement for Rehab. of Bais-Cambagahan Road, to be taken from 20% Devt. Fund TOTAL P

LEONARDO N. BERNADEZ Died in Grace and Faith of our Lord in Dumaguete City on November 26, 2006 at the age of 77.

35,640.00 59,400.00 95,040.00 =========

Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

His wife Jeannelie J. Bernadez, sons Prem, Steve, Ramesh, daughters Nirmla, Chandra, Sharla, sons- and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and other relatives request you to join in the hours of our bereavement. His body lies in state at Eterna Homes, Dumaguete City until December 02, 2006. He will also lie in state at his residence in City Limit, Candau-ay, Dumaguete City from December 03-05, 2006; after which, he will be transferred to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, San Jose Extension on December 06-07, 2006. Church service will be on December 07, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates:

Interment will take place on Thursday, December 07, 2006, 4:00 pm at Dumaguete City Memorial Park.

Below P50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00-P350,000.00 P350,001.00-P500,000.00

“Lord, we come with hearts aflame seeking service in Thy name; all our youth and strength are Thine, given to help Thy divine; all our love and faith we bring; they are Thine, O heavenly King.”

P500,001.00-P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above

- 0.5% but not less than P100.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00

Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on December 14, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman The Negros Chronicle Dec. 3 & 10, 2006

Coping with ... From page 11 States. As a working vice president he was expected to succeed Dwight Eisenhower. But things turned out otherwise. He lost the presidency to John F. Kennedy. For Nixon the defeat was not a dead-end. He took a detour by running as governor of California – the most populous state of

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have disabilities mostly deaf mute. But in unison they would claim that poverty is a major factor that forced them to enter into this type of profession. Hence, Solibas is asking the government to guard their welfare and provide them with livelihood opportunities so that they could live a new life.

the union. The detour proved just as frustrating. He lost to incumbent Gov. Edmund ‘Pat’ Brown. This setback was too much for Nixon who had earlier on hurdled his Six Crises in life. —————————With his wife beside him blinking away tears. Nixon told the media whom he blamed for his defeat, and I paraphrase: “This is my last press conference. You will not have Richard Nixon to kick around anymore.” Fortunately for this most-prepared and qualified of American presidentiables he took another detour. Years later he was overwhelmingly elected President of the United States. —————————— Perhaps the classic example of how to cope with dead-ends and failures in this true story of a man from the humblest of beginnings. Let me share with you and zero in on fifteen (15) chapters of this man’s life.

This man – (1) FAILED in Business in 1831; (2) DEFEATED for Legislature in 1832; (3) FAILED again in Business in 1833; (4) ELECTED to legislature in 1834; (5) Sweetheart DIED in 1835; (6) SUFFERED Nervous Breakdown in 1836; (7) DEFEATED for Speaker in 1838; (8) DEFEATED for Elector in 1840; (9) DEFEATED for Congress in 1843; (10) ELECTED to Congress in 1846; (11) DEFEATED for Congress in 1848; (12) DEFEATED for Senator in 1855; (13) DEFEATED for Vice President in 1856; (14) DEFEATED for Senator in 1858;

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(15) ELECTED President of the United States in 1860. ————————What would have happened had ABRAHAM LINCOLN not been determined and persevering enough to turn his dead-ends into detours? What would have happened to the emancipation of the slaves in his divided nation? The rest is history. —————————In moments of frustrations in politics never say “NEVER AGAIN”. Moral of the story.

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illiman University College of Nursing (SUCN) moves a step higher from 3rd to 2nd in the ranking of Top Performing Nursing Schools in the Philippines with 99.29% passing rate based on the Board Exam passing rates for 2001-2005. This result released by nurses, SUCN’s rate is a increasing nursing populathe Commission on Higher few points behind the Uni- tion. “The real scores have Education (CHED) and the versity of the Philippines– shown where we really are among the top schools of Educational Statistics Task Manila’s 99.80% rating. nursing in the Philippines” force of the Professional Dr. Maria Teresita Sy- Dr. Sinda To further improve Regulation Commission (PRC) was published in the Sinda, SUCN dean, ex- the quality of nursing educaelation over the re- tion, SUCN is looking forManila Broadsheets on pressed sult, saying that the move ward to the state-of-the-art October 28, 2006. In this from number 4, a few years Nursing Building that will latest release of the 5-year ago, to the number 2 rank soon be erected. Alumni and performance of Higher Edu- clearly shows SUCN’s com- friends are enjoined to be a cation Institutions (HEIs) in mitment in providing quality part of this endeavor through the Licensure Exam for nursing education amid the their donations and gifts.

National PRESS Congress he 11th Nat i o n a l Press Congress is slated to be held in Bohol from December 17 to 19, this year.

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The 3-day national press congress, conducted annually the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), will feature roundtable press forum on media and tourism, 2nd summit on countryside media and culture, a symposium on investment opportunities, a reception and fellowship, a cultural night extravaganza, reports, discussions, actions and adoption of resolutions on various concerns and issues, and exciting tours of famous cultural, and scenic attractions of Bohol. Partners for Progress: Media and Tourism is this year’s theme of the nationwide press meet.

The proposed Silliman University College of Nursing Building

Invited to attend the 11th national press congress are publishers, broadcasters, editors, new directors, columnists, commentators, radio-TV hosts, reporters, public relations, public information officers, corporate communication directors, photo journalists and advisers and other communicators.

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NEW SCHEDULE OF DEPARTURES EFFECTIVE SEPT. 20, 2006 SCHEDULE OF DEPARTURES

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6:00 8:10 7:00 4:10 11:30 4:50 CEBU-TAGBI 6:00 1:40 DAILY 9:10 6:10 EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2006 TO OCTOBER 25, 2006 DGTE-SIQUIJOR 10:45 DAILY SIQUIJOR-DGTE 12:30 DAILY

report of the Commission on Audit for 2005 indicated p2.4-milion in uniquidated cash advances by barangay captains. Several concerned citizens have asked why is it that some barangays have complied with their obligations to liquidate all cash advances during th 2005 fiscal year, and why others simply have not, cannot, and if not, lost their records of evidence on how these funds were used.

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REGULAR FARE FULL P500.00 STUDENT P425.00 SENIOR P400.00 FULL P650.00 STUDENT P550.00 SENIOR P520.00 FULL P800.00 STUDENT P680.00 SENIOR P640.00 FULL P1,000.00 STUDENT P850.00 SENIOR P800.00

Note: Minor (4-11 yrs. old) discount of 50% still apply based on REGULAR RATE

1. The Government of the Philippines (GOP) through the Department of Education has received an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) towards the financing of the Secondary Education Development and Improvement Project (SEDIP) last December 28, 1999. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan, together with the GOP counterpart funds, will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the construction of different school buildings in the City of Bais as follows: Project Description School Location One Storey, Science Laboratory Bldg. Bais City NHS-Cambagahan Annex Brgy. Cambagahan, Bais City One Storey, Science Laboratoy Bldg. Bais City NHS-Dawis Extension Brgy. Dawis, Bais City One Storey, Science Laboratory Bldg. Bais City NHS-Cabanlutan Annex Brgy. Cabanlutan, Bais City 2. Disbursement of the ODA Loan from JBIC will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of Loan Agreement PH-200. No party other than the Department of Education shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claims to loan proceeds. 3. The Local Government Unit of Bais City now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders to enter into contract based on award for the Construction of School Buildings in the different schools of Bais City, which is envisioned to be completed within Sixty Five (65) calendar days. 4. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the JBIC’s Local Competitive Bidding procedures and is open to all Bidder’s from eligible source countries as defined in the “Guidelines for Procurement under JBIC Loans.” 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon submission of the Letter of Intent (LOI) and payment of non-refundable fee of Php 2,000.00 per project from the SEDIP – NPMO, DepEd Division of Oriental Negros and the BAC Office of Bais City. The Bidding Documents shall be received personally by the bidder or his authorized representative, which will be issued on December 4, 2006 and not later than December 29, 2006; 5:00 PM. 6. The BAC – Bais City will hold a Pre-Bid Conference open to all Eligible Bidders on December 19, 2006; 9:00 AM at the City Hall of Bais City. 7. Eligible Bidders must submit their Bids at the BAC Office, Bais City on or before January 3, 2007; 9:00 AM. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in either of the following forms; cash, certified check, cashier’s check, bank draft, irrevocable letter of credit or a bank guarantee in an amount equivalent to as follows: School Project Description Bid Security Bais City NHS – Cambagahan Annex 1-Storey Science Laboratory Building Php 32,500.00 Bais City NHS – Dawis Ext. 1 Storey Science Laboratory Building Php 32,500.00 Bais City NHS – Cabanlutan Annex. 1 Storey Science Laboratory Building Php 32,500.00 8. Late Bids will not be accepted. The Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) will only be disclosed by BAC after the opening of bids in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder or its authorized representatives who choose to attend the opening of bids. 9. JBIC requires that all Bidders and Contractors, as well as the LLGU and DepEd – SEDIP, shall observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement and execution of contracts, in pursuance of this policy, JBIC; a.) will reject a proposal for award if it determines that the bidder recommended for award has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for the contract in question; b.) will recognize a Contractor as eligible, for a stated period of time if it, at any time determines that the Contractor has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for, or in executing another contract financed in part from JBIC ODA Loans or other Japanese ODA. 10. The BAC of Bais City reserves the right to accept or eject any Bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all Bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders. (Sgd) CARMELINO MORALES BAC Chairman Telephone No. 402-8115 & 402-3182

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CER TIFICA TION CERTIFICA TIFICATION

BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE 2nd Floor Infante Building Capitol Area, Dumaguete City This is to certify that Mrs. Juanita F. Jabagat has the following accounts with their respective account balance as of November 12, 2006. Peso Account: Dollar Account

5A 1099-00824-2

PhP 10, 671.05

5A 8099-00039-4

US$ 5,695.00

Mrs. Juanita F. Jabagat has been banking with us since February 26, 2003 to present. The said deposit is clear and free from lien, restriction, conditions or holdout and may be withdrawn by her. This certification is issued for whatever legal purpose it may serve her.

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE: FOR INQUIRIES: PLEASE CONTACT: DGTE: (035) 422-7930; 0928-200-7039; 0922-983-1119; (035) 422-7918

JBIC Loan PH-200 SECONDARY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHOOL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

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Max writes ... From page 4 ers. He is an important media man of the century. For decades, he was an imposing giant – an icon of journalism – GMA calls Max – whose place in Philippine mass media will be solely his and hard to fill. At 27, Max Soliven was already editor-in-chief of the Evening News, and was responsible for its shoot to fame – becoming No.2 from Nov.7 in no time at all under his leadership. He covered Asia and Europe extensively and has been named four times as Journalist of the Year by many prestigious organizations, having covered so thoroughly nine presidents, as well. Max Soliven was known to be vain (he had a set of wigs) and a

king-sized ego which was a butt of jokes in social circles. But he had certainly earned his bragging rights – having dealt with kings, presidents and rogues here and abroad. He practiced what he preached by not abandoning his country even in the most desperate of times. Soliven also took the Big Picture in analyzing trivia that separated him from the boys. Most of all, he has hardworking with a motto written in his own heart: Stop whining, start working. But intelligence and hard work are not the stuff why Soliven in December 1 will be accorded a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. It was his staunch defense of press freedom and democracy in the Martial Law days and his espousal of enlightenment in the midst of darkness and deception that earned him the honors.

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OIC General Merchandise Located at National Hi-way at Negros Marketing Bldg., Dumaguete City. Tel. No. 225-6822. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 43 Tanjay City Stationed at Dumaguete City EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135, AS AMENDED NO. 35 DUMAGUETE CATHEDRAL CREDIT COOPERATIVE, Mortgagee, – versus – LILIA S. RUALES Mortgagor. x—————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, filed by DUMAGUETE CATHEDRAL CREDIT COOPERATIVE (Mortgagee), against LILIA S. RUALES (Mortgagor), with residence and postal address at Amlan, Negros Oriental to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of October 26, 2006, the mortgagor is indebted to the mortgagee in the sum of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND (PHP152,000.00) PESOS ONLY, exclusive of attorney’s fees, sheriff’s fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned will sell at public auction on January 26, 2007 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the Municipal Hall of Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check, and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

Transfer Certificate of Title No. F-23005 A parcel of land, Lot No. 143-F of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-03001079, being a portion of Lot 143, Ayuquitan Cadastre, L.R.C. Rec. No. 503, situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Amlan (formerly Ayuquitan), Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., points 8 to 9 by Lot 139, and points 9 to 12 by Lot 132, both of Ayuquitan Cadastre; on the SE., points 12 to 2 by Lot 144, Ayuquitan Cadastre; on the SW. points 2 to 3 by Lot 143-E; points 3 to 4 by Lot 143-D, and points 4 to 6 by Lot 143-C; all of the Subdivision Plan; and on the NW., points 6 to 8 by Lot 140, Ayuquitan Cadastre. Containing an area of TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR (2,524) SQUARE METERS, more or less. This Notice of Extrajudicial Sale shall be posted at three public places in the Municipality of Amlan, Negros Oriental, where the property is situated and such notice be published once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation of the Province of Negros Oriental, and in the Cities of Dumaguete, Canla-on, Bais, Tanjay and Bayawan. 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 2, 2007 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the Municipal Hall Building of Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines, without further notice. Dumaguete City, Philippines, November 22, 2006.

The Negros Chronicle Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & 10, 2006

(Sgd. PRIMO P. ALBESA, JR. Clerk of Court VI

He was arrested on the first day of Martial Law and incarcerated for months alongside Filipino martyr Ninoy Aquino. He was released but remained a social and media pariah in the dark days of Marco’s terrorism but he survived – not giving up on the Philippines for that final day of reckoning that occurred in 1986 at EDSA. His fighting words which included some expletives were matched by his actions which were as vigilant as his words. He was charged with libel by former president Cory Aquino whose court cases he attended without rancor or debate.

Those of us in the media, somehow feel orphaned by the sudden loss of the old guards of opinion writing, Beltran, Borjal, Joaquin, Locsin, Roces and now Soliven. We did not always agree with their opinions and their biases – but we gave them respect because they drew the lines and the limits of licentious journalism and went back to their bed rock of inspiration: the common good. It is their consistency in this regard that makes good writers like Max Soliven simply one of the best. And among the best, he was exceptionally good. The Chronicle bids him farewell.

Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements for use in the replacement of worn-out tires of FusoDump Trucks, CEO, Bais City: ITEM

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC)

1.) 20 sets Tire w/inner tube and flap 10.00 x 20 - 14 PR lug type, preferably Philippine made P 200,000.00 Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec.23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below P50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not less than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00 – P350,000.00 P350,001.00 – P500,000.00 P500,001.00 – P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above

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0.5% but not less than P100.00 0.45% but not less than P250.00 0.4% but not less than P450.00 0.35% but not less than P800.00 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00

Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on December 7, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

The Negros Chronicle Nov.26 & Dec. 3, 2006

(Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman

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CRIME WEEK BY DEMS DEMECILLO

Widower shoots neighbor, escapes police dragnet

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or reasons yet determined, a widower shot his neighbor last week in Barangay Bayog, Canlaon City. The victim identified as 52 year old Protacio Canja was just standing beside his house when the suspect Alfredo Bacaro approached and fired two shots at him. However, the victim was able to survive after he was hit once in the abdomen. He was immediately transported to the Canlaon Hospital and is now recuperating. On the other hand, the suspect has evaded all efforts to apprehend him and is still subject to a manhunt operation.

Uncle shoots family members

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embers of the Cinco family were just relaxing outside their house early Saturday night when their uncle suddenly appeared and started shooting at them. They tried to run for cover, but the youngest wasn’t so lucky. Eight year old Ron Ron was hit in the buttocks but is now convalescing at the hospital. Investigation showed that the victim was with his parents and elder brothers when the incident occurred. Police Officer 3 Nelson Pajatoy identified the suspect as Rodrigo Jamandron, 42, and being the brother of the victim’s mother was his uncle. Suspect tried to escape on board a motorcycle but was later apprehended by responding policemen along the national highway in Barangay Cawitan, Sta Catalina. He is now incarcerated at the Bayawan City BJMP after a commitment order was issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 62.

Grandfather murdered inside public market

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ixty year old Quirino Mata succumbed to stab wound after he was attacked by a certain Roberto Pableo inside the municipal public market of Guihulngan. Mata was just sitting along with his friends when the suspect suddenly materialized and without any provocation stabbed the defenseless victim who died on the spot. Investigator of the case, Police Officer 3 Merlyndon Bolandres disclosed that the assailant was quickly arrested. However, he was released after the 36 hour prescribed period of detention had elapsed and the absence of formal charges filed by the relatives of the victim. Bolandres also lamented the absence of any person willing to stand as witness to the case considering that the crime happened in a public place at around 4pm. The weapon used in the attack was not recovered. However, PNP Guihulngan is looking into a long standing family feud between the two families as a possible motive of the slaying.

Motorcyclists shot, robbed in Banilad

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rehab introduces Sea, Land, Airports as alternate ASEAN routes GP “growing whellchair”

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ransportation officials expressed their readiness to accommodate delegates of the ASEAN Summit who may use the ports of the city during the said event slated on Dec. 11-14 in Cebu City.

EDWIN MERCADER Mstr. Chief Pty. Officer

With the runway renovated just recently and a fence being erected to enclose the facility, Dumaguete airport is prepared and secured, assures

ATO Manager, Veronica Chuang. Delegates should not also worry about the air traffic since the airport only handles three commercial flights daily.

VERONICA S. CHUANG Manager ATO Dgte. Airport

33 Italian tourists FU names 2006 outstanding Alumni visit city APO today For the next three days, thirty three Italian tourists will tour the city and dive at Apo Island as organized by the King-A Travel Bureau. They will spend the whole Sunday afternoon touring the city landmarks before proceeding to Forest Camp in Valencia. On Monday, they will travel to Apo Island known worldwide for its rich marine life favorable to diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Finally, the last day promises to be full of surprises that would leave an indelible mark on the minds of the visitors as they prepare to depart for an afternoon trip home. Christian Bungcasan, a BS Industrial Engineering of Foundation University, bagged the Second place at the recently concluded Philippine Regional Eliminations held at the University of Cebu. Also bringing honors for the province are Mahalalel Cuba and Jerry Fel Tangcub, BS Accountancy and BS Nursing freshmen of the same university who landed 4th and 5th runners up, respectively. With them are Ariel Florendo of PSO, DOST 7 Edilberto Paradela and team coach Ruben Sanchez.

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oundation University has named three alumni as this year’s recipients of its Outstanding Alumni Award.

This year’s awardees are Judge Pamela Ann A. Maxino in the field of Law, Dauin Mayor Rodrigo Alanano for Public Service and Atty. Florence A. Tangente for Entrepreneurship. Maxino (Elem ’69, HS ’73) is the Executive Judge of the Third Judicial Region in Guagua, Pampanga. She is also the Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 51, Guagua, Pampanga. Mayor Rodrigo A. Alanano (HS ’74) is the Mayor of the Municipality of Dauin , Negros Oriental. Mayor Alanano is a

mining Engineer by profession. Since being elected as Mayor of Dauin, he sought the improvement of his municipality, gaining not just local but national recognition. =Atty. Florence Tangente, (BSC ’86) is an Incorporator, Vice-President & Treasurer, Chief Operation Officer of JFT Finance and Credit Services Corp. Aside from being a businesswoman, Atty. Tangente teaches law at the FU College of Law and Jurisprudence. Since 1976, the Alumni Association has honored alumni whose professional

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A whole day of activities and fun games dubbed as “Differently Extreme Challenge” will mark the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons. Children with disabilities are the main participants of this event aimed at breaking the notion that People With Disabilities could not partake in extreme but “modified sports.” Presented during the Press conference last Friday was the new adjustable “growing” wheelchair for children at GP Rehab developed locally, based on an idea from a Norwegian engineer.

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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

Peace Journalism ... (From page 2) should be done THE YEAR ROUND with the use of media. In doing so, this professional relationship between media and government will minimize if not eliminate the so-called “envelopmental journalism” now the “ATM journalism.” Why? Because government will now be treated by media as a legitimate advertiser. Media is now obligated under contract, to deliver the information stuff of government to the people. No cuts. But fully paid for, both in cash, or in the form tax incentive. This is professional, clean and transparent. In return, media will no longer deploy or tolerate “mercenaries” on air. Block times by politicians will be minimized. The public will be fed with clean and sanitized information. But without touching media’s independent editorial policy. This is deep. But it can be understood if media and government will sit down in the drawing table. This could yet be a major contribution to PEACE because confused public opinion will be minimized. And renegades on the air will be a thing of the past. REALITY CHECK: But the reality is: some government agencies which are grantees of millions of dollars if not pesos in grants from abroad, for information dissemination of certain programs, want the money for themselves. In “spending the money wisely” they will devise programs wherein they themselves will monopolize who the resource speakers will be; they will go to plush hotels for venues of seminars; they will ride first class on planes, buses and boats; they will order expensive meals, stay in expensive resorts in the provinces. —ALL instead of channeing the funds to media, so that effective information dissemination can be made. Thus, the whole effort of information dissemination is a TOTAL FAILURE. Money is wasted in the millions, the objective is not achieved, there is still war and NO PEACE, people are still confused, mercenaries are still on-air and on-print, hired by those who want to sow chaos. And the result indeed, the country is in chaos. And the people, confused. BOTTOM LINE: In a two-day seminar of a government agency, maybe P100,000 spent by the entire “crew” on travel, hotel, food, resource speakers, venue, educational tours, you name it. Media is just invited to listen and take lunch. Result: Media airs the story on TV news for one minute; on radio, 30 seconds; and on print, 5 paragraphs plus one bonus foto. Was it worth it? Was the dissemination effective? No. But if the agency bought air time and print space, only ¾ could be spent, information is aired in FULL ONE HOUR, materials read and explained in toto, open forum aired in full, one page with pictorials about the subject matter, and more people will read and hear the information. And yes, a bonus: the whole package is aired and printed twice. But as the APO Hiking Society sings in their revival concert album: “Ganyan talaga ang buhay.” (Next Week: “Follow-up Journalism” a new game in the block..)

Footsteps ... From page 11 busy woman like me can still find time to serve the Lord. The key is simple: I have learned to see and acknowledge His fingerprints in every moment of my life. I see his love every morning in the sunrise. I hear him sing love songs to me as I listen to the birds sing outside my window. I know God cares for me when he sends the rain to freshen my garden and cool the humid, hot air. I feel his love wash over me as I watch the waves caress the sand on our beach in San Jose. I feel his love for me when Jun, my husband, and our three children and twelve grandchildren hug me. The fingerprints of God in our lives energize us so we will be able to live out the roles He has planned for us, for me as wife and mother, as business executive

in the family corporation MAPECON, as active member in the BCBP, Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, as author of several books and editor of the KAPATIRAN, national magazine of the BCBP, as facilitator of trainings and workshops on Christian Stewardship and Ser vice, as co-host of a twice-a-week radio program Pinagpalang Bayan ng Diyos (DWAD, 1098AM, T-Th 910am). As we prepare for Advent and the Christmas season, as well as for the year to come, let us look for ways to show our love for one another – not with commercialized gimmicks or impersonal text messages or generic gifts. I want to give gifts this year that have my fingerprints on them because I believe my creativity in sharing love with others should mirror the great love that God, our Creator and Father has for me, and for each one of us.

Trying times ... From page 11 “at one point we have made GOD WORLDLESS, while at other times we have made the WORLD GODLESS”. Ultimately the world cannot be godless for its very reality is due to God’s shaping hand and is sustained by God’s generous care. These are times that try men’s soul. Governments and Citizens of the world will have to gauge their patriotism. Is it to God? Country? Or Self? And which could bring victory? Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered. We understand that patriotism demands positive

What Con-Ass... From page 11 dently from each other as co-equal bodies. One is not allowed to swallow the other under any and all situations and circumstances. “A joint session” is an exception, the rule being that both the Senate and the House shall pursue their respective agenda separately. It goes without saying then that a “joint session” must be constitutionally authorized. To illustrate: - the declaration that a state of war exists is a matter to be decided by Congress “in joint session assembled” (Sec. 23, Article VI). It is thus clear that if no constitutional provision authorizes a joint session of Congress, it simply cannot be called or convened. The present attempt of the House of Representatives to call a joint session of Congress is unconstitutional. It achieves nothing except to create a needless constitutional crisis. Bringing the matter to its painful extreme, I would hazard the view that there is no more constituent assembly (Con-Ass) to talk about. No joint session, no constituent assembly. So, how should the House of Representatives propose revision of, or amendment to, the Constitution? It should approve a measure listing down its proposals and submit them to the Senate for approval. The Senate, of course, can also start the initiative.

Go With ... From page 11 repealed their helmet laws. They found that the helmets often cause more accidents than they prevented. First, helmets often limit your vision and block your hearing, increasing danger not reducing it. Beyond that, they sometimes give the operator a false sense of security that cause him to go faster. Higher speed means greater injury. For me the traffic here is really not that bad. It is sort of like a “symphony in chaos.” In all that chaos is a certain level of “civility and friendliness.” People stop and let others go first. I rarely see anyone waving a clinched fist and screaming at another driver. The answer seems to be to relax and learn to go with the flow.

action, not passivity, in defense of the principles we have chosen to undertake. Our own government, in alliance with bigger governments and corporations, has created or is creating an empire that brings servitude, misery and even death to millions of our brethren worldwide. Don’t you think this is the AGENDA in the 12 th ASEAN SUMMIT in Cebu this month? That is what I thought and even as I hope I am wrong, all indications and manifestations are undeniable. Some WORLD INTEREST has grown so selfish and greedy and so entrenched that it threatens humanity itself. I will share my deeper thought on this subject in a future article. For now, the choices of action that we make are between the principles of God, Country or self. Difficult choice, is it not? It is trying times indeed! But one thing is sure, during this painful struggle in our human history, PASSIVE and UNMINDFUL CHARACTER is the highest form of unpatriotic attitude. God Bless the Philippines and all People of the World irrespective of color, religion or belief,

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e-mail from Canada

I really miss our safe city ! Dear Editor:

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am not sure if you remember me, I’m the youngest daughter of Efren and Beatriz Dela Cruz of the Department of Agriculture in Dumaguete. I am sure that you are very busy with everything and anything that is happening with our beloved Dumaguete and I am very really glad that you are making it a point that we (who are “abroad”) get to read about the updates and the “goings-on” with regards to our City. Thank you! I still do remember and sometimes indulge myself reminiscing down memory lane. It makes me so sad to read how Dumaguete has turned to a place wherein drugs and public safety are major concerns. The senseless consequences of these are the Killings that are happening left, right and center. I miss my old, loving, safe Dumaguete. I miss the calmness, the time that we would be allowed to go out and party and yet not worry about being robbed or killed along the way. I miss walking downtown and seeing familiar faces…I guess, I’m one of those that are having a hard time accepting changes…though, I do understand that with progress comes all the necessary changes. There are so many things I would like to say but, it might bore you. You must have heard all these stories (“memory lane”) a hundred times. I just wish there’s something I can do. I worry about my parent’s being there by themselves…well, my brother is there, but that is a different story altogether. Anyway, I am so grateful for Negros Chronicle (You of course) for at least connecting all of us Negrenses with home in Dumaguete everyday…even if it is just a shadow of what it used to be. Best Regards, Catherine Dela Cruz Canada

From page 1 stevedoring of the late Cipres Enterprise which has long closed shop. Their workers were absorbed temporarily by the PPA under its Special Takeover Unit (STU). Technically, with the power to hire and fire, supervise and control, STU of PPA could be their employer. But this is an unresolved legal issue. PPA does not accept that there exists an EE (employeremployee) relationship because otherwise the stevedores become government employees. In government there is no union, thus this group if they insist on an EE relationship, will have to disband. As casuals, they can be dismissed anytime. So with these factors, they can never be employees of PPA. Save with the hire-fire-pay-and control policy. So far the strike is peaceful, passengers are allowed to go in and out of the pier except cargoes. The PPA manager is Noemi Calderon; the PPA port police is headed by Norberto Alfaraz; the strikers is coordinated by ALU DISTRICT officer Felizardo Piling Calimpong; the workers are headed by Levi Tambiga. Should the bidding proceed tomorrow for the stevedoring handler, the PPA should be able to resolve the issue sooner, and that the strike should be over, — depending on the early resolution of the bidding issue

FU names ... From page 16 accomplishments have brought credit to themselves, their college, and Foundation University . Alumni reflection the highest standards and accomplishments in their professions are selected by the Alumni Associations Board of Directors headed by Judge Eleuterio E. Chiu with members Dr. Eva C. Melon and Atty. Honorato M. Andaya. (Donna P. Aguilar, FU Alumni Office.)

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Theories... From page 1 established whether the victims had criminal record, except that some of their names and faces usually surface when police interview former robbery victims and others. Police are also confirming reports that a certain ex-scout ranger, who was said to have died years back , is now suddenly back with reports from their camp that they will avenge the death of their brothers. The police also reported that there is a big house in Manjuyod, which is reportedly being used as headquarters of questionable characters. It is equipped with good yet related considerds facilities such as a firing range, a mini pier, many kinds of uniform, and of course guns. MYSTERY DEEPENS Meanwhile, the mystery of the jigsaw puzzle concerning the Nov. 21 killings in Bais city continues to baffle probers even as they are now putting pieces together to form a theory. Reports also said that the case against the victims being suspected as involved in the earlier killing of a Bais patrolman Richard Teves, might be dropped by certain Bais prosecutors due to lack of strong convincing evidence. Those who were killed in that ambush on the same spot where SPO1 Teves was ambushed, were Lee Duranggo, Conrado does Santos, Alice Cadiz and Zuelo Bacca.

LGU’s ... From page 1 Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. the moving force behind the LGLA, conferred the awards on the winners during simple rites held at the Sen. Ambrosio Padilla Room. Gov. Arnaiz was chosen most outstanding governor for spearheading the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Program, a joint undertaking of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. He made possible the construction of facilities needed for the economic and social advancement of the province like the Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, the three-storey provincial hospital a d m i n i s t r a t i o n building, the Perdices Memorial Coliseum Complex and the 1,000-seater provincial convention center. DECLARATION OF HEIRSHIP AND PARTITION AGREEMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses SIXTO ADA and MARGARITA ELMAGA have filed and executed a Declaration of Heirship and Partition Agreement on Lot No. 10918, Lot No. 10364, Lot No. 10174, TCT No. FV-32916, TCT No. FV-32911, TCT No. FV-25482, TCT No. FV-27620, TCT No. FV25484, TCT No. FV-25483, TCT No. FV-27622 and TCT No. FV27710, per Doc. No. 305, Book No. 61, Page No. XXVIII, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Solomon A. Lobrido, Jr. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 2006

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And the WINNAH’s are:

FIRST INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC participated in by 71 Filipinos, 8 Americans, 7 Koreans and one Japanese, and here are the WINNERS with their trophies posing for posterity in the First Coco Tee Classic Golf Tournament at the Pamplona Golf and Country Club Nov.25-26 intiated by Gary and Jiji Ash, of Royal Home International. Club manager is Frankie Ferrer, all international golfers.

1st Royal COCO TEE Classic Tournament

Golf

Kennedy 38 pts Pamplona Golf CHAMPION CountryDon Club, Sung Su Yoo Nov. 25-26, 37 pts 2006 Rayland Fuentes Josephine Kennedy

1st Runner Up Joel Llosa Ana Montenegro Edgar Teves, Sr. Dirkie Palma

35 pts 31 pts 29 pts 29 pts 124 pts T otal Total

37 pts 19 pts

131 pts T otal Total

2nd Runner up Min Hyeok James Arnold Antonio Ching Bacanegra Mario Elnar

41pts 38pts 19 pts 18 pts 116 pts T otal Total

PLAYERS COCO TEE Golf Classic Tournament Gary Ash and his wife Jiji was very much impressed with the performance of all participants. It had eight Americans, 7 Koreans and one Japanese. He also congratulates Pamplona Golf and Country Club manager, FRANKIE FERRER, (right) of maintaining a world class golf tournament venue at the Pamplona Golf and Country Club. Gary ash said that he intends to bring more gofers to in the next classic golf tournament who will come from all the provinces of Cebu Negros , Siquijor and Bohol.

Burlas, Rachel Serriol, Calvin Del Prado, Wing Ramacho, Dino Hortilano, Benjie Greenwood, Lonnie Porras, Alex Catigtig, Christopher Palma, Dirkie Bert Vergara Kim, Jay Teves, Edgar, Jr. Verdeflor, Boy Calumpang, Boy Catigtig, Danny Monfort, Renato Sy, Ople Miranda, Toto Macaygaal, Lilian Cerrada, Robert Yoldi, Paolo Park, Sung Won

Base, Jun Scalf Riza Ash, Gigi Kim, Sung Ho Teves, Caloy Hofer, Victor Larena, Roy Min Hyeok, James Oligario, Danny Cruz, Tony Villegas, Greg Teves, Axl Capay, Bert Lugari, Ana Teves, Edgar Sr. Pinero, Ane Showe, Randy Lee Michelle Del Prado, Nonoy Lopez, Butch Israel, Jay Johnny Siao

Ash, Gary Teves, Don Aguilar, Mario Fuentes, Rayland Sun, Stanley Yoo, Sung Su Vicente, Robbie Hofer, Evangeline Chua, Japjap Escada, Bart Antonio, Jojo Vicete, Ramon Yoldi, Santichu Tahir, Sam Llosa, Ed Ortiz, Chiquiting Basco, Jun Mirano, Alex House, John Selma, Mariano Silos, Rene Kennedy, Don

Montenegro, Ana Vicente, Amanda Bayquen, Raymund Bautista, Ben Sinco, Mike Henares, Fidel Kim, Erik Pilongo, Ramon Frokgear, Gigi Munoz, Ernie Scalf, Randy Tiu, Domingo Kim, KJ Opada, Matt Pelayo, Rey Tangaan, Hermis Holt, Butch Kennedy, Josephine Wu, Andrew Teves, Arnie Peay,JR Rodriguez, Hievo Teves, Coleen

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS ! City Government of Dumaguete Royal Home International San Gabriel Foundry Lilly Chemicals Marquetry Line Cordial Investigation and Security Agency JA Marketing- Properietor: Joel Patrick Llosa Mr. Napoleon “Bebe” Ong Bigfoot Truck Surplus Pamplona Golf and Country Club

OK Pension House – Mr. Boy Ong HVL Enterprises and Auto Parts- Boboy Lim Mr. Sanzu Nambu Gempro, Inc. and St. Peter’s Chapel Arari Development Corp. and Negros Inn Mrs. Gigi Frokjear Mr. Anesio Piñero Mr. Arnulfo “Dodong” Teves Attys. Dirkie Palma and Sam Taher

Qyosko 24hr Restaurant Coco Amigos Restaurant Rev. Pastor Lee Moon Sun Mr. Eugene Randall Scalf JSY Transport Services Mr. Ople Sy Atty. Felipe Remollo Shaman Air Mr. Boboy DyWorldview Pension House Home Spa Salon Skin Botanicals San Miguel Corp.


Kick boxing angay sigi-hon

tumong ang ka pulisan dinhi sa probinsya kun ngano napilian nilaangmatang sa sports nga kick boxing. Kini aron ilang mapalambo ang ilang gamay nga kapilya nga naa mahimutang sa Agan-an dulo sa ilang kampo ug usa pa ilang ipakita sa mga kabatan-unan ang maayong epekto niini sa ilang panglawas ug aron usab malayo sa gidiling drugas. gipahigayon ang ilang kapilya. Atul sa maong dula lugar usa na niini ang kalihukan ang kapulisan niadtong Nov. 24 sa Kahibalu-an nga ang Manila ug Cebu. giabagan sa mga sakop Lamberto Macias Sports salmot sa sa lokal nga Complex. sa ginagmay mga kumpetisyon naga gikan kagamhanan sa nga pulta dakong tabang Gipahigayon sa dakbayan ang kick boxing aron dakbayan sa Dumaguete na kini aron mapalambo pa sa nagkalin-laing makakuha ug igong pundo para ipalapad sa kapilya sa kapulisan sa probinsya nga naa nahimutang sa ug uban pa. Ang maong

Yagyag

Agan-an sa lungsod sa Sibulan.

Mayor sa Mabinay

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Mayor BALDOZA Padayon karon nga gipalambo sa Mayor sa Mabinay ang ilang merkado publiko tungod sa pagkasunog niini pipila na kabulan ang nakalabay kini usa lang sa iyang gitutukan karon.

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a report sa kapulisan nga busy ang duha ka negosyante nga sila si Maximo Soto ug Rogelio PiĂąalba nga taga Mabinay,Oriental Negros. May usa ka testigo nga mitugan sa panghitabo human nakalabay ang 9 ka bulan. Ang biktima gitulis dayon gipatay sa usa ka grupo nga gipangulohan sa nailhan nga si Benjamen Bobon Jr. ug nailhan sa pangalan nga Ka Vengie.

Gipadayon sa pahina 2

Mao kini ang gikalut nga bukog sa usa ka negosyante ug gituohan nga kini ang makasulbad sa kaso

EMER GENCY T AWA EMERGENCY TAWA AWAG GA:

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ayor sa Bais City mitanyag ug 100,000 ka pesos nga ganti alang ni bisan kinsa nga makahatag ug kasayuran nga moresulta sa pagkasikop unya sa mga namanhig sa Brgy. Biniohon sa Bais City. Diin upat niini ang namatay samtang tulo ang naangol. Mao kini ang nasayran sa Dumaguete Tonight gikan kang Mayor Tata Villanueva. Matud ni Mayor Villanueva kung dili uyonan sa City Council sa Bais ang iyang paghatag ug ganti iyang gamiton ang iyang kaugalingong salapi alang sa maong katuyo-an. Gipaabut ni Mayor Villanueva nga kung mohatag siya ug 100,000 ka pesos nga ganti sa makahatag ug kasayuran sa mga namanhig patay sa polis sa Bais nga si Richard Teves ug sa iyang anak nga lalaki. Walay rason nga dili siya mohatag ug ganti karon sanglit upat ka mga tawo ang namatay. Sumala sa Mayor gusto siyang masulbad gilayon ang krimen. Sa pikas nga bahin daghang angulo ang gisusi karon sa kapulisan sa Bais City sa posibleng mahitabo sa pagpamanhig. Matud ni Mayor Villanueva usa na niini mao ang pagbaton ug police record sa

Padayon karon nga gitutukan sa Mayor sa Bais City Mayor Tata Villanueva tungod sa ambush niadtong niaging semana ug andam siyang mohatag ug ganti ngadto sa mga tawong makatudlo sa nahitabong pag pamanhig. usa sa namatay. Gibutyag ni Mayor Villanueva nga usa sa mga biktima sanglit sa pagpanulis sa Rural Bank of Bais walo ka tuig na ang nakalabay. Gani ang saksi sa krimen nga si Richard Teves gibanhigan ug namatay na usab. Si Lee Duranggo usa sa namatay maoy nag-unag suspect sa pagpatay kang Teves. Sumala sa Mayor daghang misteryo ang maugkat unya sa pagpadayon sa kapulisan sa Bais sa pagpahigayon sa ilang pakisusi. Sa sayo pa, usa ka Task Force Duranggo ang gi umol sa hepe sa kapulisan sa

Bais City si Sr. Supt. Carlos Lucuesta aron mapadali ang kasulbaran. Sa samang kalambu-an wala gyud moluwat ug mga pamahayag ang pikas sa naangol sa pagpamanhig sa Bais City. Ang bana ni Ami Duranggo Leciones nga nahinabi sa Energy FM News Team sa Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital miingon nga dili una sila mohatag ug bisan unsang reaksyon sa nahitabong krimen nunot sa tambag sa ilang abugado. Si

Leciones usa sa naangol sa pagpamanhig nga nahitabo didto sa Biniohon, Bais City. Gusto untang makuhaan ning mantalaan ang habig sa mga biktima sa pasangil nga usa sa namatay adunay Police Record.

PULIS: 111 • 166 BOMBERO: 160


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Paunay hugaw,’nya gibalhin sa Bajump’dn

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ihatagan sa konseho ning dakbayan ang Market Administrator Engr. Jose Fortin ug usa ka bulan sa pag- tabang sa kamalampuson sa pagbalhin sa paunayan didto sa Bajumpandan. Kini ang nasayran sa Dumaguete Tonight gikan kang Vice Mayor Ablong ug Presiding Officer sa City Council. Sumala ni Ablong nakadawat usab sila ug mga reklamo sa pagbalhin sa paunayan sa Bajumpandan sanglit layo kini ug mahal ang plite. Gani matud ni Ablong atul sa session niadtong nakalabay nga semana miingon si Konsehal Nelson Patrimonio nga dili praktikal nga sa merkado publiko siya mopalit ug isda ug dayon moadto pa sa Bajumpandan aron makapalit

ug baratong utanon. Ang pagbalhin sa paunay sa Bajumpandan gumikan sa reklamo sa mga residente sa Sta. Rosa nga baho ug hugaw ang lugar sanglit dili limpyohan sa mga manindahay ang lugar inig kahuman sa paunay. Si Engr. Fortin sa iyang

bahin matud ni Ablong miingon nga maayo ang resulta sa pagbalhin sa paunay sa Bajumpanadan.

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apulog upat ka mga Brgy. Kapitan ning dakbayan ang dili na makapapili pag-usab sunod tuig sanglit last term na nila karon. Matapus ang ilang termino karong Oktubre 2007.Ang napulog upat ka mga Brgy. Kapitan mao sila si Vincent Perigua sa Bagacay, Antonio Salvoro sa Batinguel, Romeo Enquig sa Camanjac, Cenon Catipay sa Looc, Rosalinda Ablir sa Poblacion 5, Harry Gonzales sa Tinago, Leonida Sarming sa Talay, Jose Pino sa Banilad, Joe Sargento sa Mangnao, Franklin Ekemia sa Buñao, Orlando Inquig sa Bajumpandan, ug Antonio Torres sa Daro. Atol sa brgy. night ang 14 ka mga brgy. kapitan gihatagan ug tag singko mil kapesos. Samtang ang 63 sa 210 ka brgy. kagawad ang gihatagan ug Loyalty Awards tungod sa pagserbisyo sulod na sa napulog tulo ka tuig. Sila si Vice Mayor Ablong, City Local Government Operations Officer Leopoldo Gravador, City Administrator Dominador Dumalag Jr. ug uban pa sa pipila ka mga lokal nga opisyal ang mihatag sa Loyalty Awards. Ang last term kagawads nakadawat ug tag dos mil kapesos Matag usa. Samtang sa pikas nga bahin dili madawat

sa mga Brgy. Kapitan nga matapos na ang termino ang ilang mga benepisyo kung dili makahimo ug subay sa unliquidated cash advances niini niadtong tuig 2005. Mao kini ang gireklamo ni Vice Mayor William Ablong nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Sumala ni Ablong dili ma-clear ang mga kapitan kung dili kini maka liquidate sa cash advances

niini.Mahinumduman sa Commission on Audit kun COA reports moyoriya sa 30 ka mga brgy. kapitan ang duna pay unliquidated cash advances.

Mao kini ang pantalan sa lungsod sa Sibulan usa lang kini sa mga pantalan nga gitutukan ang seguridad alang sa katawhan nga mogawas sulod dinhi.

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dunay napulo ka mga pantalan lukop Oriental Negros nga kini sayon rang sudlon bisan paingon ngadto sa Sugbo. Pagkakaron wala mo kumpyansa ang kapulisan tungod sa hulga nga posibleng mosulod sa sugbo ang mga rebeldeng kumonista gikan dinhi aron mang gubot sa ipahigayon nga ASEAN Summit sa Sugbo. Gimandu-an karon sa Provincial Director sa kapulisan ang mga hepe sa kalungsuran labina kadtong dunay mga pantalan nga kanunay bantayan ang mga lihok sa mga tawo nga

mosulod sa ilang lugar. Basi sa nakalap nga balita wala pa silay nakitan nga tawo nga dunay kadudahang lihok paingon sa sugbo. Gawas sa ilang mahingusganong pag-

pangandam gipangayo usab sa kapulisan ang kanunay nga mabinantayon sa mga katawhan nga mosulod gawas sa isla sa Oriental Negros alang sa kasiguro-an.

P100T ganti ...... Gikan sa pahina 1

Padayon karon nga gisusi sa pangulo sa LTO ning dakbayan gumikan sa pagkalat sa mga sakyanan nga sama niining anaa sa hulagway sa taas nga bahin tungod kay padayon nga nag tangag ug dakong pangutana kung asa kini gamiton dinhi ba sa siyudad o sa kabukiran tungod sa iyang porma.

Didto mismo sa Sitio Kabangahan sa lungsod sa Mabinay gikalot ang mismong lubong ni Soto. Ug gipahigayon ang pagsusi sa nahibiling bukog sa biktima. Kahibalu-an nga una nang napalgan ang patay nga lawas ni Piñalba nga gipaanud sa suba. Sa pagkaron hingpit nang gitun-an sa kapulisan ang kaso nga isang-at batok sa mga abusadong suspetsado. Kahibalu-an nga wanted na sa laing kaso sa Occidental ang nailhan nga suspetsado.

Ang Yagyag, ang mantalaan nga nag alagad sa masa mugula matag Adlawng Miyerkules, Ang buhatan naa sa Piapi, Dumaguete City. REX BIEN CORNELIO Publisher MOKONG RAMIREZ / JUNNICK YAISO Editorial Writers FLORENCE BAESA News Editor EDMUND SESTOSO, STEVE GABRIEL Contributors RUBEN LABARES Graphics


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Bantay dagat sigi’lag bantay walay nadakpan? Padayon karon nga gibantayan sa mga Coast Guard ang mga Barge nga mobiyahe gikan dinhi sa probinsya ngadto sa sugbo aron malikayan ang pagdagsang sa mga badlungon atul unya sa ipahigayon nga ASEAN Summit.

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ailhan na sa sakop sa kapulisan ang duha ka mga gikathapang mitulis kang Walace. Mao kini ang gibutyag ni Supt. Dionardo Carlos Hepe sa kapulisan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Matuda pa ni Carlos ang duha nailhan pinaagi sa security camera sa Metro Bank. Hinoon wala ilha kung kinsa ang duha ka suspetsado sanglit nagpadayon pa ang pakisusi. Sa pikas nga bahin uyon ang hepe sa kapulisan ning dakbayan gi-dili na ang paggamit ug cellphone sulod sa mga bangko. Matud pa ni Carlos sa Dumaguete Tonight dako kini ug ikatabang aron malikayan ang inside job sa mga tulis. Sumala ni Carlos nagmalampuson ang pagdili ug paggamit ug cellphone sa mga bangko sa kaulohan. Walay rason nga dili kini magmalampuson dinhi.sa sayo pa nagpanagana ang mga Manager ug bangko ning syudad sa ordinansahon nga gipanday ni

Vice Mayor Abong sanglit mawad-an unya sila ug mga kliyente. Gibutyag ni Carlos nga gikonsulta siya sa Presidente sa Negros Oriental Bankers Association Edmond Tayko kabahin niini. Apan matud pa ni Carlos iya kining gitambangan sa

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iaksyonan dayon sa mga sakop sa Coast Guard human nalunod ang usa ka barge nga gikargahan ug Oil didto sa Guimaras. Matud pa sa Chief sa Coast Guard nga si Mercader nga padayon ang ilang inistrikto nga pag susi sa roro type nga sakyanang pandagat usa mo bihayi pagawas sa danbayan. Gipasalig sa MAAYO shipping usa lang sa mga nagbiyahi pagawas sa dakbayan nga nahimutang sa may Tampi sa San Jose nga ilang gisunod ang mga lagda nga gipahamtang sa (MARINA) sama sa pagbutang ug mga ikipo nga magamit kung magkinaunsa ang dagan sa nahisgutang sakyanan. Kahibalu-an nga ang pinakalayo nga biyahe sa barge gikan dinhi sa dakbayan sa

Duamgete ang paingon sa Zambuanga biya Dapitan. Tungod kay walay buhatan sa MARINA dinhi hugot karon ang pag susi sa buhatan sa Coast Guard alang sa kaluwasan sa mga sumasakay. Mao nga karon nanawagan ang mga sakop sa

Coast Guard nga unta mo kooperar ang mga sumakay aron masiguro ang ilang kaluwasan.

dautang elemento ang moposte sulod sa bangko ug motawag sa iyang mga kauban sa mga tawong ilang biktimahon nga mikuha ug kwarta sa Bangko.

pagsuhid sa gihimo sa mga bangko sa Metro Manila. Gipasabut ni Carlos nga dili malikayan nga dunay mga

Camera nang-ispiya

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ikinahanglan mangayo ug tabang gikan sa gwardya ug taga bangko ang mga tawong mo withdraw ug dagkong salapi. Mao kini ang gitambag ni Supt. Dionardo Carlos Hepe sa kapulisan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete nga nahinabi sa DY EM FM sa Dumaguete Tonight.

Sumala pa ni Carlos katungdanan sa bangko ug sa gwardya sa paghatag ug seguridad sa ilang mga kliyente. Misugyot usab si Carlos sa mga gwardya sa bangko nga bantayan pag-

ayo ang mga tawo nga mosulod sa bangko. Ilabi na niadtong walay gihimo kun dili nga gikinaanglan pagawason gilayon ang mga tawo nga misulod ug bangko nga walay katuyo-an.

Mao kini ang mga manana-ug sa gipahigayon nga bangga sa mga arkitek alang sa paga tukoron nga Health Center sa dakbayan.

Kini tungod kay may posibilidad nga mao kini ang mokontak sa iyang mga kauban nga tulisan nga dunay mo withdraw ug dakong kantidad nga salapi.

Gitun-an pag-ayo sa hepe sa probinsya Lt. Col. Ramon Melvin Buenafe ang mga posibleng masudlan sa mga badlungon usa na niini ang Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan ug uban pa. Kini alang ra usab sa kaluwasan sa mga molupyo sa pruobinsya sa Oriental Negros ug mga kasikbit nga mga lugar sama sa Bacolod City ug uban pa nga kunektado sa probinsya sa Occidental.

Taga NORSU nangharos sa design contest

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a gipahigayon nga Architectural Contest gihakot sa mga kanhi tinun-an sa NORSO ang 1st, 2nd ug 3rd nga mga ganti alang sa gi- propose nga City Health Building. Napili sa mga horado ang entry number 10 nga gipanag-iya ni Anito isip 1st prize. Si Anito bago lang nga naka gradwar sa NORSU. Pero wala ni Anito tungod kay atu-an kini sa kaulohan kay nag review alang sa Board Examination. Ang nakakuha sa ikadauha nga dapita ang entry number 5 nga gipang-iya ni Thomas Andivcoy nga nagtungha gihapon sa samang tunghaan. Ang ikatulo nakuha gihapon sa

nagtungha gihapon sa NORSU ang entry number 11 nga gipanag-iya ni Ledezma. Kahibalu-an nga ang makadaug sa pakuntest adunay ganti. Nadawat sa 1st prize ang kantidad nga 30,000 ka pesos samtang ang ikaduha nakadawat ug 20,000 ka pesos ug ang ikatulo

nakadawat sa 15,000 ka pesos. Matud pa ni sa usa sa nakadaug nga daw dili siya makatuo tungod kay nakita niya nga mas maayo ang disenyo sa uban. Kahibalu-an nga ang maong pakuntest giapilan kini sa mga mga unibersidad sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete.


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Mga Duranggo dili body guard, Tawo lang

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ipanghimakak sa Bise Gobernador ning lalawigan, Jose “Petit” Baldado nga iyang bodyguards ang mga Duranggo, biktima sa pagpamanhig sa Brgy. Beniohon Bais City. Matud ni Bise Gobernador nga nahinabai sa Dumaguete Tonight walay kamatuoran ang hulongihong nga nanggawas nga hayan politiko ang Mao kini kadaghanon ang nilantaw atul sa dula nila ni Pacquiao ug Morales diha sa dakong telon nga gibutang sa may Lamberto Macias Sports motibo sa pagpamatay. Complex. Giangkon ni Bise ipunting ang pakisusi matambong ug preGobernador Baldado nga niini sa kaso kriminal nga liminary hearing sa iyang supporters ang aspeto. kasong pagpatay sa mga Duranggo sa M a h i n u m d u m a n polis sa Bais City nga Manjuyod apan walay upat ang namatay si Richard Teves ug sa nahimong bodyguard samtang tulo ang anak lalaki niini. Sa niya. Sa sayo pa si Bais naangol sa nahitabong ilang pag-uli City Mayor Tata pagmanhig sa Brgy. gibanhigan kini sa wala Villanueva miawhag sa Beniohon sa Bais City. mailhing mga ag duot na ang gawas nga bahin sa Lamberto Macias Sports imbestigador nga Ang mga biktima gikan gikatahapan. Complex sa sayo sa buntag palang. Kini nagapaila lang kun unsa ka dasig ang mga Negrense ug mga Dumaguetenños sa dula nila ni Pacquiao ug Morales. Kini tungod sa tinuyon gipahimutang sa kagamhanan sa Oriental Negros ang dakong screen sa sulod aron makita ang tanang tawo apil na ang mga walay TV sa ilang panimalay inabagan sa Sky Cable.

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Nakuha sa Brgy. Calindagan ang Championship Award, Best in Costume, Best in Choreography, Best in Showdown. Ang napiling First Runner-up ug Best in Art ug ang Best in Street Dancing na angkon sa Brgy. Pulanrubig. Laing pang mga nakakuha sa mga award mao ang Brgy. Daro. Matud pa sa Tourism Council Team nga tungod sa kanindot sa pag perform sa brgy. Calindagan nang hinaout sila nga maka award na sila sa atul sa ipahigayon nga kumpetisyon sa Buglasan sunod tuig.

Sugod palang sa dula ni Ryan Veloria nagsugod na ug pagpang hugyaw ang mga katawhan. Pero na subo tungod sa resulta nga patas ang desisyon niini. Kalit nga nahilum ang Sports Center apan nibalik lang dayon ang kasaba sa dihang midula na si Pacman. Tungod sa kahinam sa dihang natumba si Morales daw nauyog ug mabuak sa hudyaka sa mga katawhan nga nagpaila lang sa paglaban kang Manny.

Sa laing bahin gitugotan usab ang mga ambulant vendor nga maka pamaligya sa kilid gayod sa Sports Complex. Gituyo kining maong kalihukana dili lang makahatag ug kalingawan sa mga katawhan apil usab ang panginabuhi-an niini. Nikabat sa dul-an 70mil ka pesos ang ginansya sa Provincial Sports Management Board sa maong kalihukan. Matud pa ni

Marez Ramirez nga ang abot mikabat sa dili kapin kun kulang sa 160 mil ka pesos. Dinhi gikuha ang bayad sa abang sa mga ikipo sa pag pahigayon ug pag pasalida sa away ni Pacquiao ug uban pang mga galastu-an atul mismo sa pagpasalida. Matud pa ang ginansya gamiton kini sa Sports Management Board alang sa pag mentenar sa mga ikipo sa maong stablisimento.

Ablong miangkon sipyat ang ABC

Giangkon sa Bise Mayor ning dakbayan nga dunay mga sipyat ang konseho sa pag-uyon sa mga proyekto sa brgy. bisan kung wala kini makasunod sa pipila ka mga probisyon sa balaod. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Bise Mayor William Ablong nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. dili mapasaka-an ug Giangkon ni Ablong ang Insprastraktura. Ang mga kapitan nga sumbong ang mga nga sila mismo sa konseho walay kasayuran sa mga nahinabi sa Dumaguete To- barangay kapitan sanglit bag-ong lagda kabahin sa night nanghunaw ug wala kini irekomendar sa ensaktong pagpadapat sa nangatarungan nga gi- COA. Apan sa sunod nga mga proyekto sa brgy. Sa uyonan sa City Accountant tuig dili na kini i-tolerate. sayo pa ang Commission on ug konseho ning dakbayan Miingon si Ablong nga walay maka-cash adAudit kun COA mitaho nga ang ilang mga proyekto. Sa pikas nga bahin vance nga mga barangay 28 sa 30 ka mga brgy. kapitan midapat sa ilang 20 gisundan ni Ablong ang kapitan sunod tuig kung porsyento Development nahaunang pamahayag ni duna kini’y unliquidated Fund ngadto sa ubang Mayor Tuting Perdices nga cash advance. proyekto nga walay labot

Padayon karon nga gihingusgan ang organik nga pagpang-uma tungod sa maayong resulta sa kalawasan sa mga katawhan. Gamay gastos makadaginut sa adlaw adlaw nga panginahanglan sama sa gibuhat sa hulagway nga naa sa taas.


December 3 2006