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IT’S NOT A CONCORD AIRPLANE, but this is the roof ripped apart from the covered walk of the brand new multi-million peso PPA port terminal building. Substandard or not, it simply gave way to PABLO’s fury. A stranded foreigner tourist looks with dismay. AT right: WRONG PARKING by the Delta movable docking area which was swept by giant waves of Pablo and landed on the steps of the boulevard. (Photos by Renie Nieves)

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n just a span of approximately two hours, Tropical Superstorm Pablo unleashed massive power outages across the province, capsized a fast craft, damaged the city’s port facilities, and killed two people. One died in Siquijor due to a capsized ferry boat.

Nevertheless, the people of Negros Oriental heaved a collective sigh of relief when Pablo “merely and hurriedly” passed through the province. Had the storm lingered, there was no

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ARNAIZ: PDAF ready

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ep. George Arnaiz announced that his congressional funds are now available for victims of Super Typhoon Pablo, whose houses are damaged and need rehabilitation, including those who are sick due to the disaster that passed.

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There are also good dynasties

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ep. Sonny Angara has disclosed that while political dynasties are generally abhorred by the people, he said that “there are also good political dynasties,” so why prohibit them from serving the people? Rep. Sonny ANGARA with host NORSU Pres. Dr. Don Vicente Real.

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nlike Sendong, it was Pablo’s 185 kph maximum winds, which caused much of the destruction as two people died when the tropical storm made landfall, Tuesday late afternoon, coming from Bohol. Capitol officials admit they could still not determine the exact cost of the damage to property and crops.

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Disaster officials lost no time in mobilizing their resources as Signal No. 3 was raised in the province, Monday night. The repeated warnings and feverish preparations evoked bitter memories of Sendong prompting Negrenses to indulge into a minor panic buying and exodus to higher grounds. Government officials and rescue units tried their level best to remain on top of the situation. However, when the more than two-hour howler struck, some 33,944 people were forced to evacuate their

homes, but two people were not as lucky. Among the fatalities were eleven-year-old Reggie Real and seventyeight-year-old Ellona Romano. Both are residents of Azagra, Tanjay. An uprooted coconut tree pinned Real to death while Romano drowned. Five others in Dumaguete City and Bacong were reported injured. Some 257 houses were totally damaged and 1,421 more were To page 19

A CONFUSED DILG SECRETARY MAR ROXAS looks puzzled by the inconsistent report of a certain Ed Sedillo clerk of the Capitol. Gov. Degamo looks embarrassingly mad. Rep. Limkaichong is bewildered. Mayor Sagarbarria, at the left, looks bored. Beside him is DILG Reg. 7 Director Nani Villacorta, who was also unimpressed. Roxas’ party left after a brief press conference and had lunch with LP leaders at the Bethel Guest House courtesy of Rep. Josy.

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ILG Sec. Mar Roxas confirmed two major reasons why Dumaguete Ciy and Negros Oriental were spared from the direct hit of super typhoon PABLO: 50% prepared ness and 50% Divine intervention.

Presiding over a command conference at the PNP headquarters in Camp Fernandez in Agan-an, Sibulan, Sec. Roxas said that the massive information dissemination and the enthusiastic response of the people in preparing themselves for such eventuality proved to be most

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“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.”

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s expected, Cebu City dominated this year’s edition of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet (CVRAA) as the delegation outperformed their 18 other rivals. Dumaguete City was ranked 4th overall, and Negros oriental, the host province, captured the 5thspot.

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Tropical Storm Pablo forced a cancellation of the games on December 4-5, 2012 with the Department of Education directing the 9,050 athletes to return to their billeting quarters for their safety. However, when the storm left the province the next day, the athletes more than made up for the lost time and enthusiastically participated in all the scheduled events up to its conclusion last Friday.

Valli’s Faith in the valley of death

Declared as overall champion was the delegation from Cebu City; 1st Runner Up was Cebu Province; Mandaue City was 2 nd Runner-up; Bohol Province, 3 rd Runner-up; Dumaguete City, 4th Runnerup; and Negros Oriental wound up 5th place overall. The experience of Pablo may have boosted the image To page 7 (Photo by Renie Nieves)

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Guessing game on for Josy has kitty, Mar; Guv’s ‘secret’ mayors Gary has GPA, Jojo

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olitical watchers share and indulge in the newest guessing game as to who among the 25 incumbent mayors, having declared themselves as belonging to either the camp of 1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn Limkaichong or Former Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves are, in fact, secretly sympathetic to the present occupant of the Capitol, Governor Roel Degamo. The Governor and his supporting him despite their allies added fuel to the guess- affiliations. In fact, the ing game by intimating that League of Municipalities some mayors are secretly To page 19

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ORECO II wishes to inform the public that it is doing its best to repair the distribution system ravaged by Typhoon Pablo. Dumaguete-based technical personnel are working round-the-clock to restore the power to all backbone lines from San Jose to Bacong by Sunday, December 9, 2012. Linemen are already on 16-hour work shifts, and contractual workers have been hired to hasten the restoration work. General manager Eunora Y. Sameon said, in the Dumaguete area, over

twenty backbone poles have been replaced so far, with To page 19

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hether she likes it or not, among the three candidates for governor in 2013, 1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong of the Liberal Party is widely perceived by political observers to have the fattest campaign kitty any local candidate can wish for. Add to that is the strong and unequivocal support of the highest officials of the

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Can Guv veto ‘dead’ resolution? DILG: No or the second time, no less than Department of Interior and Local Government Central Visayas Director Ananias Murri Villacorta categorically declared that the Governor or any local-chief-executive, for that matter, can never veto any resolution or ordinance that was not passed or approved in the Provincial Board.

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Recently, the governor vetoed two proposed measures which failed to garner enough votes to pass in the Provincial Board. The two proposals pertain to the Governor’s request for authority

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PASSING MARK for PREPAREDNESS: was the grade given by DILG Mar Roxas who visited typhoon-hit Dumaguete. LR: Roxas, Rep. Josy Limkaichong, Gen. Garbo, Col. Pat Patrimonio, Mayor K.Villanueva and Col. Ed Carranza. “But keep on improving your vigilance and preparedness for the next typhoon, just in case,” he said. (Photo by Renie Nieves)

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he prize of vigilance and preparedness against natural disasters was worth the overall safety of the people in this community after deadly superstorm Pablo. Definitely, if the conditions of our local governance were similar to the pre-Sendong days, wherein nobody even knew what was “risk reduction” in terms of disaster preparedness, the damage in last Wednes(To page 7) day’s super typhoon Pablo would have been greater.

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ven though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. – Psalm 23:4 A f riend, f ellow Dumagueteña, Sillimanian, and talented writer Valli Faith Estacion-Bibit blogged last August a very touching and powerful personal testimony of deliverance. Reading this masterpiece of hers, I believe it has a Divine purpose, and I’d like to carry on, and pass it on:  Death  has  an  unmistakable  smell.  Like  all smells, it is hard to put into words. A sweet, pungent, earthy smell that frightens as much as it repels. I know so. Because  for three  terrifying  nights in  early June this year— 2012— DEATH CAME FOR ME, hanging heavily in my bedroom like an unwanted guest.   Yes, indeed, I would have died two months ago but instead, here I am. I have been given permission to live by a gracious and merciful God, perhaps to complete unfinished work. Oh, but I am getting ahead of the story… Who am I? I like to describe myself as a wife and mother of generous heart, blessed with a warrior’s spirit.    For  indeed,  compassion  and  passion  have ruled my life. My name is Valli Faith. Today, I am what people in my profession call a spin doctor and crisis manager.   I  am  also  a  prolific  book  writer,  a  competent speech writer, and generally, a professional whose romance with words has become the basis of a fulfilling and lucrative career. Wordsmithing does take its toll, however. In my case, it was cup after cup of robust black coffee and three packs of cigarettes a day— to coax visits from the Muse or wait for infusions of inspiration. By the time my career had peaked, I had become an unrepentant chain and CHAINED smoker.  But  two months ago, I was  spinning no spiels.  I was managing no ominous crisis— except my own. You see, I had been diagnosed in the year 2006 with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD, stage 3), a condition which is progressive, irreversible and incurable. COPD  is a terrible, enfeebling disease which  kills slowly but surely. In the last couple of years, I had gone from an independent, energetic individual to a chronically ill patient, who could no longer perform basic activities like walking, cooking, or taking care of myself. Life, for me, had become a frightening journey— one difficult breath at a time.   I was in such bad shape, I could hardly carry on a conversation. Chronically sick, tired, and constantly gasping for air— my mind was so toxic, I could not even maintain a thought long enough to complete a prayer. I nearly died today.  I  had  written this somber phrase at 10:18 in the morning of June 4, 2012 on a neon pink Post-it® flag that’s now stuck to my dressing table as a severe reminder. At dawn on that day, I had experienced my worst respiratory attack since I was diagnosed with COPD seven years ago. I groped for my inhaler, taking frantic puffs. But I was still struggling to breath. I then turned to my handihaler, quickly taking two more deep puffs. “This isn’t working,” I told myself, “I’m not feeling any better.” Finally, clutching my nebulizer, I tried to suck in as much vapor as I could. But nothing brought relief, it felt as if MY LUNGS HAD JUST SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY! Straining and writhing, I tried to get myself into some position that would help me breathe.  The edges of my vision had started to turn black, and I could not breath at all! My panicked mind latched on the sound of my husband’s soothing voice, prompting me: “Calm down, breathe in through your nose,  breathe  out  through  your  mouth,   you  can  do  this, breathe in through your nose, breathe out through your mouth.” The plea, “Have Mercy, Lord,”   raced  repeatedly across my mind like a frenzied mantra, as I tried to gasp for breath. Minutes stretched into hours…and only after four terrifying hours— my chest and body

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Republic of the Philippines City of Dumaguete OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR

Executive Commendation KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

Editorial

For their invaluable and selfless service to the public in covering and monitoring Typhoon Pablo straight and non-stop for 24 hours or more from its onset on December 4, 2012 until it left the City of Dumaguete, this EXECUTIVE COMMENDATION is given with utmost and deep appreciation to:

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e are humbled by the spontaneous recognition by the public and the City Government, which was formally documented in an Executive Commendation (read at right column) issued by the City Mayor in behalf of a grateful citizenry who were glued to their radio sets while our sister company, STAR ENERGY DYEM FM, covered the disastrous howler blow-by-blow 24/7 from start to finish until it got out of Negros Oriental. DYEM FM provided the link between the citizens’ needs and the government during those darkest hours. Just for the record, we also did such extensive live coverage during Sendong’s fury on Dec. 17 one year ago and the 6.9 earthquake devastation of Feb. l7. While we considered our deed as our primary duty as media, we thank the Almighty God for He gave us the strength to sustain our voluntary efforts, even the team leaving their loved ones at home, just to answer the call of duty as purveyors of public information. As the Bible says in Luke l7, as servants, we deserve no thanks because such is our job, but thanks, just the same. As humans, even just a pat on the back, is more than enough to assuage our human frailties and weak bodies to withstand sleepless and light-less nights. Our old reliable generator sets kept us going through the dark hours of Pablo, Sendong, and the February earthquake. The DYEM NEWS TEAM should be mentioned: Florence Baesa, Bong Torino , Jasper Garcia, Donard Dayot, Rex Cornelio,

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Vher Cañones, DJ Mitch Paglumutan, Blas Libaton, Gerome Jumalon, Butchoy and Dodo, utilities, and Rey Justo. They left their homes that night, soaked under the rain, battled the falling debris, evacuated some families, and secured the lines just to maintain good radio signal, so that vital public information could be relayed to the listening public. Most of all, to the listening public, for without them, we would be talking to walls without ears. Thank you for telling us that you were listening. You even re-quoted many of our off-the-cup comments which was our gauge how glued you were. Thank you. Here’s what we can say: As long as we have information, to transmit our signals to as far possible (we were linked by fiber optics provincewide on cable TV, thanks to Fil Products, before Pablo bogged it down), we will continue without let up as long as we live. We also empathize with our sister KBP station, DYWC, whose transmission tower collapsed at the height of Typhoon Pablo while covering the event, and to the other stations who did the same in their own limited capacities. We are all brothers in the profession and with the same mission. Let us all thank everyone who helped in one way or the other prepare ourselves for this eventuality. Our preparedness played 50% in reaching overall minimal damage, and the other 50%, we give our thanks to God and Mother Nature, who Divinely diverted the typhoon’s path to avoid making Dumaguete a direct hit, as the scientists have predicted. Again, it was a pleasure being of continued service to you.

DYEM FM’s ENERGY NEWS-TEAM

MR. ELY P. DEJARESCO Station manager and the Men & Women, Staff & Anchormen of DYEM-FM Radio The timely and continuous information dissemination by Mr. Ely P. Dejaresco, together with the men and women of DYEM-FM, tremendously contributed to the efforts of the City Government of Dumaguete in saving the lives of its people, thus, resulting to zero casualties. Their superb coordination with different government agencies and private entities contributed in minimizing damage to property and in alleviating the situation of the affected families. WHEREFORE, by the powers vested in me by law, and in behalf of the grateful people of Dumaguete, this Executive Commendation is hereby made integral part of the official records of the City Government of Dumaguete. Given this 5th day of December 2012 in Dumaguete City, Philippines.

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A Bridge for all very December 8, Filipino and Catholics elsewhere honor Mary under the title of “Immaculate Conception.” However, many raise eyebrows when gently reminded that Mary’s genealogy and childhood, in the Muslim Koran, “is more detailed than in the four Gospels.” The Koran, in fact, mentions and this contact makes him cry,” Mary 54 times, notes  the  Vati- says a Hadith attributed to the can’s official newsapaper, Prophet  Mohamed  and verses “L’Osservatore Romano” (13 35-37 of Sura III. The only exApril 1978, page 4). An entire ceptions are Mary and her Son. chapter, or “Sura 19,” focuses on “After this premise, it is a woman that Christians call “our not surprising that…the Imtainted nature’s solitary boast.” maculate Conception is Miriam of Nazareth lived univocally recognized,” the by the Jewish faith. “In the article adds. The extraordiKoran, Christ is called repeat- nary person of Mary and her edly “Issa ibn Maryam”— “Je- pure life (III, 42 to LXVI, 12) sus, son of Mary,” writes “set her, with her Son, above Giancarlo Finazzo in the Vati- every other created being.” can paper… “(This) name, perIndeed, “Islamic tradition haps, is the best known one holds that Jesus and his mother in the Islamic world.” are the only two human souls “Every child is touched by who were not tainted by sin at the devil as soon as he is born Turn to page 13

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(E-mail: juanlmercado@gmail.com )

A Journey Through Cancer

tumors in children, and nasopharyngeal cancer in adults. Secondhand smoke causes heart disease in adults, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ear infections and asthma attacks in children. Secondhand smoke is also known as environmental tobacco smoke, which is the combination of sidestream smoke or the smoke coming from the end of the burning tobacco and the smoke which is exhaled by the smoker. If you are sitting right next to a person who does this, you can either leave the place peacefully or tell the person politely that his cigarette is killing you. To page 7

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JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)

Footsteps and Fingerprints

E are now into the season of Advent. And among the first big events of this season is the celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. There is actually a beautiful link between Advent and Mary.

And that is the art of expecting. It’s an art that we should try to acquire, too. For sure, it is not just a matter of talent, though it helps a lot. Yes, it is a matter of grace, but that grace is always presumed to be given, and quite abundantly, if we don’t put any obstacle. That’s simply because it’s God’s will. It’s an art that we have to learn and cultivate, quite actively and deliberately. We should not just depend on chance or luck for it to come to us. We have to outgrow that mentality. We have to work on it, imbuing the art with the appropriate skill. We need to aggressively develop it because many are now the elements that deaden whatever tendency or sense we have

t was so sudden. Just thirty minutes before he had been happy and laughing, like thousands of other little Filipino boys, now he was writhing on the ground in terrible pain.  His frail little body was bathed in sweat and shaking uncontrollably. Covered in vomit and diarrhea, he was rushed to the hospital.  It was too late; he died just a few hours later. This beautiful little five-year- control. Certain types of this old Filipino boy died and five oth- alga produce toxins that kill ers were hospitalized, June of fish and humans.  While algal last year, near Sorsogon, Philip- blooms are often natural, they pines. Just two months later, an- can be acerbated by human other little innocent boy died and pollution.  The city has tried twelve others were hospitalized to cut pollution but has not in that same city. Each year, the been able to eliminate it. I deadly threat to our children and cringe every time I see our old people increases. It is just a children gathering shellfish matter of time before this deadly along our city’s shoreline.  killer strikes right here in Orien- When will our luck run out? tal Negros. I believe in the ability of the “Red Tide” is a misnomer. people who were the first in Asia Red Tide is not always red and to cast off the chains of Western it has nothing to do with tides. imperialism.  I believe in the peoA more accurate name would ple who created the color modbe an Algal Bloom.  It can oc- ule and literally changed the face cur in both fresh and marine of computer graphics. I believe environments. Under certain in the people that created the conditions, algae grows out of To page 7

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f you are a smoker, you are not only killing yourself but the rest of those who are near you. They can be your co-workers, passengers, clients, or even your loved ones.

Research shows that exposure to secondhand smoke, also called involuntary smoking or passive smoking, increases risk for adult lung cancer. A summary of a medical news story, as reported by MSNBC, reveals that there are 900,000 men and 380,000 women worldwide who are diagnosed with lung cancer due to smoking each year. It also increases the risk for cervical, kidney, liver and stomach cancer. Researchers said that passive smoking increases the risk by 50%. Other sources revealed that secondhand smoke may increase the risk for breast cancer, nasal sinus cavity cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, brain

AMB. JOSE V. ROMERO, JR., PH.D.

The Challenge

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ast week, the Philippine Economic Society celebrated its half-century of existence at the Philippine International Convention Center. The theme was “The PES at 50 – Retrospectives and Prospective.” The following two days was devoted to symposia involving fellow ASEAN economists in an effort to produce a roadmap for the ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY which will become a reality in 2015. During the occasion, past presidents were invited to give an account of their stewardship of the society under their watch. I happened to have been the president when martial law was declared in 1972. There was a strong pres- positions in the cabinet and line sure coming from the martial law agencies. By and large, the soadministration for the society to ciety cooperated in the drafting support the imposition of the dic- of comprehensive plans for the tatorship. The society refused. economy. Subsequently, some of our To the credit of the marmembers were co-opted. Cesar tial law administrators, the Virata was even appointed rest of the members of the soPrime Minister. Others served in ciety were treated with respect various high positions – Secre- despite the publication of distary of Finance, Secretary of senting opinions by some of Socio-economic Planning, and Turn to page 15

50 Golden Years Together or me, one of the real gifts of the Christmas season is the gift of a spouse. It was on December 12, 1962 that Jun Catan and I were united in the sacrament of marriage. And we are still happily in love with each other until now, 50 years later! It is awesome to realize that we will be celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary this coming Wednesday, 12-12-12. Isn’t that a real gift?!! Every Christmas season, on this 12th day of December, and most gratefully this year, I thank God for the gift of a loving, God-fearing, caring, exciting, wonderful, etc., etc., etc., husband!

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This togetherness is a miracle in itself, for Jun and I are worlds apart in almost every way: color, culture, he is an extrovert, I am an introvert; he grew up in Palinpinon, I grew up in the hills of Vermont, USA. He is a people person; I love animals. So many differences! But the one thing in common we had from the beginning was a love for God and the willingness to allow the Hand of God to lead us along

the path of our life together. We made a conscious choice for God and this choice has made all the difference, keeping us together through good times and not so good times, in joy and in sorrow, for the last 50 years, and God willing, for many more fruitful years of loving togetherness. Every Christmas, as I thank God for his gift of a spouse, I like to reread about the real gifts of Turn to page 15

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LAW EACH WEEK SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY A public service of the Sen. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development

The K to 12 basic education program 1. WHAT IS THE K TO 12 PROGRAM? K to 12 stands for Kindergarten to Grade 12. The program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (one [1] year kindergarten, six [6] years of primary education, four [4] years of Junior High School, and two [2] years of Senior High School [SHS]). K to 12 starts with Universal Kindergarten, which mandates all public elementary schools to offer kindergarten class and accept 5-year old learners beginning 2011. It is followed by six years of Elementary, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School, where students will pursue their preferred career track depending on their skills and inclination. 2. WHEN WILL THE K TO 12 PROGRAM BE IMPLEMENTED? Universal Kindergarten began in SY 2011–2012. Grade 1 entrants in SY 2012–2013 are the first batch to fully undergo the program, and current 1st year Junior High School students (or Grade 7) are the first to undergo the enhanced secondary education program. Grade 11 will be introduced in SY 2016–2017 and Grade 12 in SY 2017–2018. The first batch of high school students to go through K to 12 will graduate in March 2018. 3. WHERE WILL THE TWO (2) YEARS BE ADDED? The two (2) years will be added after the four (4) year high school program. This will be called the Senior High School. 4. WHAT IS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL? Senior High School is two years of specialized upper secondary education. Students may choose a career track based on aptitude, interests, and school capacity. The choice of career track will define the content of the subjects a student will take in Grades 11 and 12. These subjects fall under either the Core Curriculum or specific Career Pathways. CORE CURRICULUM There are six subjects under the Core Curriculum. These are Humanities, Languages (English and/or Filipino), Math, Philosophy, Science, and Social Sciences. Current content from some General Education subjects are embedded in the SHS curriculum. CAREER PATHWAYS Each student in Senior High School can choose among five tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Technology, and Engineering; Sports; and Technical-Vocational. 5. What will happen to the curriculum? What subjects will be added and removed? There is a continuum from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and to technical-vocational and higher education. The current curriculum has been enhanced and has been given more focus to allow mastery of learning. In Grades 11 and 12, core subjects like Math, Science, and Languages will be strengthened. Specializations in students’ areas of interest will also be offered. 6. WHO ARE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM? Aside from the public schools, private schools will also be implementing the 12-year basic education program since private schools follow the DepED curriculum, but the implementation plan will differ. 7. WHY IS OUR GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTING 12 YEARS OF BASIC EDUCATION? A 12-year program is found to be the adequate period for learning. It is also a standard for recognition of students and/or professionals abroad. (Jennilene Yusup, Contributor)

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“Green Revolution” and saved billions of lives around the world. I believe in the people who created the antibiotic, erythromycin, from simple dirt. I believe the people of the Philippines can stop this growing threat to our children and old people. Three of the top 1,000 academic institutions in the world are located in the Philippines . Dumaguete  City hosts some of the finest academic students in the Philippines ; they are the best, brightest and most creative of our young people. They are capable of thinking “outside the box” and finding answers where others have failed. It was reported to me that two Filipino students had turned “red tide” into an effective rat poison. It is that kind of innovative thinking that can save the lives of our children and elderly.

Can Guv... From page 2 dum to the Annual Investment Plan of the province. Both measures failed to pass in the Board, but curiously, the Governor vetoed the two measures, which caught the Board Members by surprise. Villacorta explains that since the proposal failed to get enough support for approval, then there is no reason for the Governor to veto any since, in the first place, there is no resolution to speak of as the Provincial Board failed to take positive action on the request. Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz, a lawyer, was astonished to learn of the Governor’s action, claiming it was the very first time, to the best of his recollection, that a local chief executive vetoed a “resolution that wasn’t there at all.” Resolutions are mostly made in the positive, not negative. He explained that the purpose of the veto power of the local chief executive is to check the powers of the legislative branch. Once the legislative passes a measure in a form of a resolution and ordinance, it shall be delivered to the office of the chief executive for his signature indicating approval or he may veto in whole or in part the provisions of the measure. A DILG opinion of the Office of the Undersecretary dated March 9, 2010 rendered by Atty. Jesus B. Duque, Director III of the Legal Service, stated in part that while Section 54 of the Local Government Code of 1991 is explicit that every ordinance shall be subject to the approval of the local chief executive or resolutions adopting a local development plan and public investment program, it must be noted that where the “veto power is exercisable as an alternative, the approval of the measure must be required.” Mayor Dela Cruz suggested that it would be prudent for the Governor to send a new letter-request and certify the same as urgent so it would skip first reading and referral to a committee and at the same time lobby among the members of the Provincial Board so he would be able to secure passage of his desired measures. It would seem that the governor lacks the expertise in the art of lobbying…(By Dems Demecillo)

Firstly, what was badly battered were the shorelines in Dumaguete, the pier area. The strength of the 185 kph winds, plus the rain, simply shattered what came across its path along the shorelines. Notably, the brand new multi-million peso PPA terminal building, at least a portion of it, became like paper when hit by Pablo’s wrath. The concrete fence, which was a few hundred meters from the pier’s end, was smashed to pieces.

Cebu City... From page 2 of Negros Oriental as a caring community after private schools and universities promptly opened their doors to provide temporary shelters to the thousands of athletes whose billeting quarters, mostly public schools, were flooded and damaged during the onslaught of the storm. Dr. Carmencita Denampo of the Department of Education Region 7 said that the assessment made by all 19 delegations on various areas such as quality of billeting quarters, health services to the delegates, security, sports venues and facilities, food preparations, electricity, water, sanitation among others were rated by 18 of the 19 delegations as “Very Satisfactory.” Only the delegation from Tanjay City rated the services provided as “Satisfactory.” This view may have been fueled by the fact that one of their athletes was downed by dengue while staying at Sibulan Elementary School. Nevertheless, the hosting of the province of CVRAA Meet offers a glimpse and a fine preview of what is in store for the various delegations joining the Palarong Pambansa slated in February 2013. (By Dems Demecillo)

Does this indicate substandard portion of the work? The roof of the covered walk, simply, was ripped off like an accordion. Aside from what appeared to some as weakness, only experts can judge whether the work was really substandard. The pre-typhoon evacuation by shoreline residents and river banks resulted in ZERO casualty in Dumaguete. No house was swept away by even bigger swollen rivers. The debris that blocked major spillways was removed in two hours, in contrast to Sendong’s, where it took almost a day to restore. But electricity, from disruptions in the long 69kv lines of the national grid system, delayed NORECO2’s restoration of power for two days, saved on some portions. Our city and provincial disaster preparedness and rescue teams were fairly ready and were able to anticipate and abort many disastrous situations with enough forewarnings on the people about what to do before, dur-

Smoking ... (Muffet)

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You might get varied kinds of responses, from a simple nod to violent reactions. You are exposed to secondhand smoke in restaurants, public places, cars, workplaces, or even right inside your own home. Your very loved one or protector, or the same person who is worried about you getting sick, may be the one giving you this deadly killer. There are many people who dismiss this fact as a crap. But secondhand smoke can be measured by testing indoor air. An individual who has been exposed to secondhand smoke, if tested, can reveal the level of cotinine (a nicotine byproduct inside the body) in the blood, saliva, urine or other body fluids. There are 4,000 chemicals found in secondhand tobacco smoke and 250 are known to be harmful. Fifty of these can cause cancer. These notorious chemicals are identified as: arsenic, which is a heavy metal toxin; chromium, a metallic element; cadmium, a metal used in batteries; beryllium, a toxic metal; benzene, a chemical which is found in gasoline; ethylene oxide, a chemical used to sterilize medical devices; vinyl chloride, a toxic substance used in plastic manufacturing; nickel, another metallic element; and polonium-210, a chemical element that gives off radiation.

ALKALINE WATER (PH 9.5) Available at

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(From page 2) ing, and after the storm. Food was not a problem. Most were bringing baons and basic things unlike last time. Even the 10,000 athletes this city hosted for the ongoing CVRAA games were safely accommodated, food-supplied, and most of all, the games still ended on time, Friday. Hey, who sprinted --the athletes, the coaches, or game managers? Surely, somebody sprinted! Anyhow, all disaster prevention stakeholders deserve commendation. This is the PRIZE of preparedness: Less damage, no major casualties (only 3 recorded dead), no landslides, one lost mini fastferry vessel with six crews in Siquijor and no lost fishermen. At least in Negros Oriental. everybody was accounted for, only a few millions in damages on infrastructure. Crop damages has not yet come in. The NORDP is giving out statistics elsewhere in this issue. So, thank you to all concerned. Let’s pat each other on the back and say we all did well.


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Must our future depend on mere “ayes” and “nayes”? (CFCFFL Statement in Support of Bishop Gabriel V. Reyes’ Call for Nominal Voting on the RH Bill) he House of Representatives recently approved, in lightning fashion, the substitution of the original Reproductive Health Bill by a heav- FR. G AMMY TULABING JCD, VG ily amended version (the “Substitute Bill”). Conscientious legislators vigorously opposed the midnight substitution on procedural and substantive grounds, only to be drowned by an avalanche of “ayes” coming from a crowd of anonymous congressmen. It was not the first time that a crucial issue on the RH debate was decided through viva voce. A few months ago, the same drowning strategy was successfully employed by the pro-RH group to abbreviate the period of interpellations. Perhaps encouraged by its previous success, the group appears to have embraced viva voce as the strategy-of-choice when aiming to short-cut the process. Interestingly enough, the two incidents share a common antecedent. In both instances, voting by viva voce was preceded by a meeting at Malacañang between the proRH group and the President. The causal connection between the meeting and the subsequent voting unavoidably invites suspicion that many of those who met with the President had been pressured to vote accordingly to party lines and interests. Viva voce seemed to have given them the perfect cover to surrender to the wishes of party leaders while hiding under a cloak of anonymity. No current issue is as compelling and divisive as the RH Bill. With so much at stake and the national patrimony on the line, can we afford to take shortcuts for the sake of some narrow and fleeting interests? Should we allow political expediency to ignore the call for caution and deliberate decision-making? If we are to err, let us err on the side of caution. We cannot gamble on the future of our children and grandchildren. We cannot compromise with the heritage of our posterTo page 9

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Bukidnon Bishop and former Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Dom Anscar J. Chupungco established the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in the Philippines. Several years ago, we were so fortunate to enter under its roof for a seminar on Church architecture. He states: Enter under my roof

REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN , JR.

“Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” 1. What it is. The Latin text is an adaptation of the words a centurion addressed to Jesus: “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof... But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed” (Luke 7: 6-7). The pagan centurion had a slave, presumably a Jew, who was close to death. The centurion begged Jesus to heal him by only saying the word. He did not ask Jesus to come to his house, because by so doing, Jesus would be ritually unclean. Jews were not allowed to enter pagan homes. The adapted Latin formula replaced the word “servant” (Latin puer) with “soul” (Latin anima), but kept the other pertinent parts of the centurion’s words to Jesus. Exegetically, the application to Holy Communion is rather farfetched. In fact, Jesus did not enter the centurion’s house. Abstracting from the question of keeping in the liturgy the integrity of biblical passages, what matters here is not the story of the centurion, which has no connection with Holy Communion, but his attitude towards Jesus. His humility and faith are exemplary and truly edifying and should be the attitude of those who receive Holy Communion. The new English version translates the Latin text literally. On the other hand, the 1973 translation simplified the Latin text by removing any reference to To page 9

Sunday Thoughts THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARY Christmas/Advent At Christmas, I find it most appropriate to reflect on the most original witness of the Bethlehem story. That witness is Mary, the mother of Jesus herself. We have the four gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John; how about a gospel according to Mary for Mary was in Bethlehem, in Galilee, and at the very end in – Calvary? DR. PROCESO UDARBE When we honestly confine our thoughts to the pages of Holy Scriptures, we have a Marian residue that we can be biblically certain of, not as one who redeems and reigns over us, but as an example in faith, love and good works. And it is in this sense that we can join Elizabeth’s praise of her: Blessed are you young among women, Mary, and blessed is the child you will bear (Luke 1:42). From the record in the gospels and in Acts, how do we delineate the gospel according to Mary? In the most unexpected pregnancy of Mary and the lowliness of

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Jesus’ birth, Mary’s gospel is a gospel of self-renunciation. You recall the story because we read and sing it every Christmas season. When Joseph and Mary discovered that Mary is with a child, they have only been engaged to be married; the baby is conceived out of wedlock. What they are faced with is shame for having an unwanted, unplanned child. Understandably, Joseph and Mary suffer personal embarrassment before the staring eyes of Jewish society. Joseph himself begins to think of breaking up the engagement, but it is a fine example of self-renunciation on their part to abide by the Word of God. Indeed, there has been a suggestion that the young couple leave Nazareth somewhat earlier to elude the observant eyes of their neighbors. Mary’s self-renunciation is spelled out in her word to the angel: “I am the Lord’s servant; may it be as you have said” (Luke 1:38). The whole episode portrays self-renunciation, inTo page 10


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BY LELE MARTINEZ

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

cjomartinez@yahoo.com

THE WRATH OF THE WIND

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MEANS hot meals for evacuees are assured. In fact, one caller over DYEM FM coverage 24/7 had a problem where he could deliver 3 sacks of rice which were ready for cooking for needing evacuees. Radio DYEM FM-link advised the caller to be on-call when the need arises. Practically every barangay had already prepared their barangay halls as places for evacuation, complete with basic amenities like, food, mats, and even utensils. That is the PRIZE of preparedness. WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND ? Christina Rosseti

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Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you; But when the leave hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I; But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by.

the biblical origin of the text. It also favored the modern holistic view of human beings by substituting the word “soul” with “I”. 2. What it is not. When we say these words, we do not focus on our material dwelling and possibly on our material poverty. Some discourage communion in the hand, arguing that some hands are dirty. But Christ does not look at our external beauty and cleanliness as gauge for giving us his body. He looks rather at our interior disposition.

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Foto memos of Pablo BY LELE M ARTINEZ

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From page 8 ity. Simply put, we cannot experiment with the life of our people and the future of our country. The swiftness with which the House of Representatives had approved the substitution of the original RH Bill deeply concerns us. We fear that it signals a malevolent conspiracy to fast-track the passage of the Substitute Bill. We worry that the ayes and nayes will continue to mute the sound of rea-

son as congressional debates are swept aside. Finally, we call on all legislators to heed the voice of their conscience and trust the teachings of Mother Church. We exhort them to be circumspect with their actions and discerning in their decision-making, with the nation’s long-term interest and the preservation of faith and family values as their only compass. MAY GOD BLESS US ALL!

PUBLIC APOLOGY WE, PETER SAGER and JENNY LYN SAMANE, both of lawful age, Swiss and Filipino nationals respectively, with residence and postal address at Poblacion, Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines, hereby confess and acknowledge our misdemeanour in having been DISRESPECTFUL and DISCOURTEOUS to the Philippine National Anthem when it was played inside the movie house at Robinsons Place last November 4, 2012. We feel very sorry and remorseful of such display of insult and rudeness to THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM and we apologize to the entire Filipino Nation for such act of rudeness and abuse.

The strong winds and waves pushed the Delta Terminal to the boulevard

We promise that such acts of disrespect or similar misdemeanour will not be repeated and will accord the Philippine National Anthem and the Flag of the Philippines the highest respect and reverence. We thereby ask for pardon and forgiveness of the Filipino People.

My flowering dama de noche, Jasmine and gumamela plants bowed to the strong winds of Typhoon Pablo

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Unlike before, this lone backhoe had a smooth operation the day after Typhoon Pablo, because while the river was usually full of debris, there was zero casualty, which is historic, since this was evidence of a better prepared citizenry on eventualities like the floods last Wednesday caused by Super Typhoon Pablo. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —-------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER

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December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay

Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion Pamplona Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWN-

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cluding the birth of the child in a lowly manger in a cave outside Jerusalem, a place for animals; the flight of the three to Egypt because of the command of Herod to his soldiers to get rid of the child; and their subsequent return to Nazareth. While it is recorded in the Gospel of Luke that the growing boy Jesus was obedient to his earthly parents (Luke 2:5-1), it is also clear that Mary who had “hidden some things about Jesus in her heart” was faithful to her own son throughout his Galilean ministry. We can be sure that Mary endured the total cost of discipleship. We could say she was a fine embodiment of the meaning of the words of Jesus: “He who would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). A German painter of the nineteenth century, Karl Kaulbach, has painted a beautiful picture of the Madonna and the child entitled, “The Madonna and the Tear”. Mary holds the tiny hand of the

SHOPS Tayasan Branch Fabugais St. Pob., Tayasan All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Basay Branch Valencia Drive Pob. Basay All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Robinson Branch South Road Calindagan All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Valencia Branch South Pob., Valencia Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Siquijor Branch Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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child to her lips, her eyes have a far-away look, and a tear stains her lovely face. Why a tear? Because, as the Gospels put it, there are things about Jesus that are hidden in her heart. On the other side of the coin of self-renunciation is Mary’s virtue of complete submission of the self to God. This truth comes to full expression in the Magnificat: My soul praises the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour… From now on all generations will call me blessed. For the mighty One has done great things for me – Holy is His name. (Luke 1:46-49). There are references in the gospels to this complete submission (not self-assertion) on the part of Mary. There is absolutely no reference in the New Testament of Mary’s placing herself on a high rank; she makes no personal claims approaching the “I am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. (To be continued).

SHOPS Larena Branch Magsaysay St., Larena, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lazi Branch Tigbawan, Lazi Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Amlan Branch Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from July 1-30, 2012 will be sold to public auction on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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E.J. Blanco Ext. Dgte. City E.J. Blanco Ext. Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave, Dgte City E.J. Blanco Ext. Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Bantayan, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Piapi Beach, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Locsin St., Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte. City Near Ceres Term. Dgte City Meciano Rd., Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan Dgte City St. Paul’s Area, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Sibulan highway, Neg. Or. Banilad, Dgte City Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Taclobo, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Real St., Dgte City Colon St., Dgte City North Natl Highway Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr.

P2,500/sqm P3,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P2,500/sqm P5,000/sqm P7,000/sqm P10,000/sqm P15M P850K P5,000/sqm P3M P7,000/sqm P5M P4M P4.5M P15M P2.2M P 5,000/sqm P1.6M P12M P5,000/sqm P1.5M P1.2M P7M P35M P50M P40M P20M P1.8M P2M P2M

Contact: 0918-929-6047

Subdivision Sites for Sale Lot Area

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1.5 hectares 5.5 hectares 12 hectares 4.7 hectares 1.4 hectares 1.3 hectares 1.6 hectares 4.9 hectares 7 hectares 2 hectres 4.1 hectares 1.7 hectares 5.8 hectares 2.3 hectares 1.2 hectares 3 hectares

Cantil-e, Dgte City Cantil-e, Dgte City Cantil-e, Dgte City Banilad, Dgte City Tubtubon, Sibulan Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Candau-ay, Dgte City Candau-ay, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City West; Balabag, Valencia Palinpinon, Valencia

3.2 hectares 1.6 hectares 2.1 hectares

Ugahong, Valencia Neg. Or. San Antonio, Sibulan Neg. Or. Balili, Valencia Neg. Or.

Price P800/sqm P800/sqm P800/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P350/sqm P600/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P1,500/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P12M P400/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P400/sqm P500/sqm

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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700 SQUARE METERS, NEAR THE ROAD, NEAR FATIMA SUBDIVISION REASONABLE PRICE, NEGOTIABLE HEDRIANA ENTRANCE, PIAPI, DUMAGUETE CITY IF INTERESTED, CONTACT ELY DEJARESCO, TEL. NO. 0918-929-6047 OR ROSE BASELERES, TEL. NO. (Globe cp#) 0906-457-4857

OCEAN VIEW LOTS FOR SALE Balili, Valencia Neg. Or. 20,575sqms, w more or less 130 fruit bearing sweet mango trees, w electricity and water access, along the road, clean title @ P500/ sqm only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 911sqms, w 2-storey cottage, situated 650 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along the brgy road, clean title @ P1.2M only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 910sqms, situated 645 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along brgy road, clean title @ P900K only San Antonio, Sibulan Neg. Or., 16,279sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, ocean view, with road right of way, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P400/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 975sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, with water, electricity, internet, cable and phone access, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 1,111sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, water, cable, phone and internet access, along the road, clean title @ P1,500/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 2,220sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, cable, water, internet and phone access, along the road , clean title @ P1,500/sqm Ugahong, Valencia Neg. Or. 3.2hectares, located 400 feet above Dumaguete City, along the road, two sides attached to the road, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P500/sqm only Ajong, Sibulan Neg. Or., 1,000sqms, overlooking, along the national high-

way, clean title @ P3,000/sqm only

Contact: 0918-929-6047

LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW

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• Timbanga, Bacong, 5,000 sqms.corn & coconut plantation, along the road at P100/sqm. only (all-in) • Timbanga, Bacong, 2.8 hectares, corn & coconut plantation, along the road at P100/sqm. only (all-in) • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P20.00 per sq.m. • Northern Junob, Dgte City, 19,900 sq.m. @ P1,500.00 per sq.m. • Candau-ay, Dgte City, 12,782 sq.m. @ P500.00 per sq.m. • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sq.m. • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit bearing, coconut trees @60K

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an Miguel Corporation (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang has offered to help victims of Typhoon Pablo here in Negros Oriental. This was relayed today by SMC independent director Gary Teves, who urged mayors of affected localities to submit a list of their affected constituents, as well as the type of assistance that they need. In particular, GARY TEVES SMC has offered to assist evacuees, especially those agencies for undertaking who lost their homes to the preemptive measures, which typhoon that hit southern helped minimize total tyNegros Oriental last Tues- phoon damage. “We comday night. mend them for their display Teves will personally of leadership and character,” forward the data to Ang in he said. order to facilitate the faster Teves likewise encourdelivery of relief goods and aged local leaders to work other forms of assistance to together in the post-disaster the affected areas. assessment of damage to inTeves commended local frastructure and agriculture, officials and government among other sectors.

PRIME LOT SALE: El Pueblo 475 sq.m., clean title, near the new club house, has a good view of Mt. Talinis Two sides adjacent to good neighbors, two sides free, negotiable

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CALL: 0918-929-6047

NEW LOTS FOR SALE

HOUSE AND LOTS FOR SALE Tubtubon, Sibulan, 1,311 sqms, 4 BR, 2 CR and bath, spacious lawn, with car garage, fully fenced, with road right of way, clean title at P2.5M only Bolocboloc, Sibulan, 500 sqms. 4 BR, 2 CR and bath, spacious lawn, with garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title, at P2.5M only Batinguel, Dg te. City, 346 sqms. 6 BR, 2 CR and bath, with car garage, along the road, fully fenced, clean title at P2.2M only Talay, Dgte. City, 500 sqms. lot area, 200 sqms. floor area, 3 BR, 2 CR and bath, with road right of way, well-maintained lawn, fully fenced, clean title, at P2M only Junob, Dgte. City brand new house finished just recently, 225 sqms lot area, 2BR, CR and bath car garage can accomodate 2 cars, well maintained lawn, fully fenced, clean title @3M only Pulangtubig, Dgte City, 211sqms lot area, 1BR, 1CR, fully fenced, w car park, w road right of way, clean title @ P1.1M only Batinguel, Dgte City, 321sqms lot area, 3BR, 2 CR and bath, garage can accomodate, well maintained lawn, with 6m wide road right of way, clean title @ P2.3M only Pulangtubig, Dgte. City, 360sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, spacious living rooms both at the 1st floor and at the 2nd floor, w garage, fully fenced, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P3.2M only. Bantayan, Dgte. City, 300sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w garage with road right of way, clean title @ P3.2M only Junob, Dgte City, 250sms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w extended dining area, fully fenced, w car garage, wash area, along the road, clean title @ P1.7M only Bantayan, 210sqms lot area, 2 storey, spacious living room, 5BR, 3CR and bath, maids quarter, dirty kitchen, 2-wheel vehicles passage only, clean title @ P2.2M only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 1,000sqms lot area, 240sqms floor area, spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, w native living room, 1MBR, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids room, CR outside, fully fenced, well maintained spacious lawn, w car garage, phone line, cable ready, high-speed broadband, w road right of way, clean tile @ 5.5M only Camanjac, Dgte City, 300sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, w covered car garage, house built w native design, situated in an interior but cool place, w road right of way, clean title @ P2M only. Bagacay, Dgte City, 800sqms lot area, 1MBR, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, laundry area, spacious lawn, w car garage, w road right of way, clean title, @ P6.5M only Junob, Dgte City, 80sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P800K only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 890sqms lot area, 1MB, 3BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, CR outside, spacious living room, well-designed garden, spacious lawn, car garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P8M only Bacong, Neg. Or., 1,235sqms lot area, 200sqms floor area,1MB, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids quarter, w garage, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P4M only Bacong, Neg. Or. 278sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 262sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 250sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Pulantubig, 64sqms 1BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 300K only Batinguel, 163sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.4M only Motong, 300sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.5M only Batinguel, 133sqms, 2 storey house, 2BR, 2CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1M only Silliman Heights 80sqms., Brand New House 2BR, 1CR and bath, house presentable, along the road, fully fenced, clean title @ P1.5M only Cantil-e, Dgte. City 200sq.m floor area; 1000 sq.m lot area; 5 bedrooms; 3 aircon; 3 bathrooms; 1 Storage room, covered parking lot; fully fenced; landscaped lot; fully furnished P5.8M

Contact: 0918-929-6047

 Bayawan City, located in the heart of the city, near City Hall, 349 sqms at 3,000.oo/sqm  Bacong Negros Oriental located at the National highway, wide frontage, 1,308 sqms at 1,300.00/sqm  Dgte.City 600/sqms. suited for apartment and commercial spaces, clean title at P2,500/sqm. only

RESIDENTIAL LOT FOR SALE IMMEMDIATELY 500 SQUARE METERS, NEAR THE ROAD, NEAR FATIMA SUBDIVISION REASONABLE PRICE, NEGOTIABLE HEDRIANA ENTRANCE, PIAPI, DUMAGUETE CITY IF INTERESTED, CONTACT LUGEN CONDE

CELL NO. 09173143876

Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 1,310 sqms 305 sqms 6,998sqms 1,400sqms 1,000sqms 845sqms 425sqms 135qsms 198sqms 2,884sqms 2,004sqms 120sqms 295sqms 296sqms 300sms 477sms 280sqms 300sqms 500sqms 1,000sqms 600sqms 1,000sqms 415sqms 498sqms 500sqms 629sqms 630sqms 417sqms 1,000sqms 332sqms 320sqms 340sqms

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Motong, Dgte. City Fatima Village, Dgte. City Bong-bong, Valencia Neg. Or Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg.Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City West Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia Pob. Valencia Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City

P2,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P500/sqm P1,600/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P3M P2,000/sqm P250K P2,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P900K P1,000/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,300/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm

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• Kraft Foods Meeting - 9:00am - 12:00pm Jordan 3 • ADP Pharma RTD - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Joshua 2 • IKTHUS Life Group - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Agape • HUKAD Christmas Party - 8:00pm 10:00pm - Jordan 1 -----------------------------------------------------------• EDC - 8:00am - 5:00pm - Joshua 2 • Pajunar-Macapanas Wedding 11:30am - 1:30pm - Jordan 1&2 -----------------------------------------------------------• EDC - 8:00am - 5:00pm - Joshua 2 • Lowen & Sweedy Wedding 11:00am - 1:00pm - Jordan 1&2 -----------------------------------------------------------• EDC - 8:00am - 5:00pm - Joshua 2 • IPHO Seminar (Brgy Nutrition Scholars) 8:00am-4:00pm - Jordan 1&2 • MANULIFE Seminar - 10:00am - 6:00pm Agape • FUHS Class 77 Reunion - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Joshua 1 • DBP Christmas Party 2012 - 7:00pm 9:00pm - Jordan 1 • PS Bank Christmas Party 2012 - 8:00pm 10:00pm - Joshua 2 ----------------------------------------------------------• Gargar-Macajelot Wedding - 5:00pm 7:00pm - Jordan 1&2 • Tano-Saludagan Wedding - 5:00pm 7:00pm - Joshua 1&2 ----------------------------------------------------------• Eduard & Jenny Wedding - 10:00am 12:00pm - Jordan1&2 • Happy Christening Yua Gabrielle 11:30am - 1:30pm - Joshua 1 • Family in Christ Ministry - 3:00pm-5:00pm - Agape • Calvary Baptist Tanjay Extension - 3:00pm5:00pm - Jordan 3 • Jesus is Lord - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Agape

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birth,” the Economist magazine notes. New appreciation of Mary stems from the very arena in which Protestants historically pride themselves most: careful and full reading of Scriptures, Time magazine notes in its cover story, “Hail Mary.” Mary stood by the Cross, and she figures in “a skein of appearances longer and more strategically placed than any other character in scriptures,” Princeton University professor of New Testament literature Beverly Gaventa points out. “She is present in all key situations: at Jesus birth, at his death, and in the Upper Room,” Gaventa writes in “Personalities of the New Testament.” Whether in Egypt, Nazareth or Cana, “there isn’t a figure comparable to her.” The new thinkers are exploring the implications of Mary’s excruciating presence at the crucifixion. “(She) witnesses almost singlehandedly Christianity through its darkest moment.”  Is this a case of overreach? “Catholics would tell you, rather firmly, that Mary is not a goddess,” the “Economist” notes  in its cover story titled: “A Mary For All” (pp. 25-29). “She is not worshiped, but rather venerated: a human being with a unique role in praying for and protecting the human race.” She is Islam’s most honored woman, the magazine points out. Muslim and eastern Christians “cherish the story of Mary’s childhood in a place of supreme holiness. Both name Mary’s guardian as the priest Zechariah or Zakariya.” The wisdom texts speak of a “woman clothed with the sun.”

ARCE SUBDIVISION LOTS Tipolo, Bolod, Panglao Bohol Near Panglao International airport site Area: 58,189 square meters Wide access roads and parking spaces Suggesterd price: P1,200 per sq.meter. Subdivision lots available.

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The Overfed But Malnourished Child “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not eaten well.” - Virginia Woolf

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

t is universal knowledge that one cannot survive in this world without food. Health workers, who are assigned in extremely depressed areas in the world, like Somalia in Africa, have seen children of utterly deprived families, who suffer from what medical authorities call as “Kwashiorkor” and “Marasmus,” two common diseases caused by extremely inadequate amounts of protein, which can inhibit growth and development and impair mental capabilities. Symptoms include severe weight loss, irritability, bloating of the stomach and skin sores. The child pathetically appears to be all skin and bones.

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A common complaint of Filipino couples was the observation that their 5-year-old child failed in school because he lacked focus and interest. The parents suspected that the child was fond of eating junk foods – French fries, ice cream, chocolates, cakes, but disliked eggs and milk. He looked fat but sluggish in his movements. A pediatrician diagnosed him not as a learning disability but a case of malnutrition. Doctors call this as “a hidden hunger” or lack of proper food nutrients. Malnutrition refers to a condition wherein there is a lack of essential

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nutrients needed for proper growth and development. Victims are mostly children who do not eat the right foods. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from malnutrition. In the Philippines, the 6 th National Nutrition Survey found that children from 0 to 5 years old are mostly affected. More than 9 million kids are found to be underweight and shorter for their age. Malnutrition was the underlying cause of the 50% of death cases.

SYMPTOMS OF MALNUTRITION: • Easy fatiguability • Poor concentration • Susceptibility to infection • Dry scaly skin • Swollen and bleeding gums • Tooth decay • Bloated stomach • Muscle weakness • Poor growth and development Please bring your child to your pediatrician, who can determine whether your child is undernourished or not.

FOR RENT Furnished 2 bedroom, 10 minutes to town, private parking, modern kitchen, security fence, air-condition, nice large-yard, fenced like new inside & out, internet, TV hooked-up P20,000./month savest area in Dumaguete 0928-240-1672

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he division of Negros Oriental will be coming up with a new system in the ranking of teachers to level the playing field between hardworking teachers and those who have doctorate and masteral degrees.

DepEd division superintendent of schools Dr. Salustiano Jimenez told the division executive conference today that the new system enables everybody, especially hardworking teachers and top performers of the division, to be ranked first. He said, “whenever there’s a ranking, those who are doing their best are usually left behind, in-

cluding the principals who have accomplished so much for their districts with no time to go on schooling, while those with masteral degrees are pursuing their studies.” Jimenez, however, made it clear the academic requirement will still be part and parcel in the ranking system, but is not the only gauge in determining

the rank of a teacher, in urging them to push through with their professional development. Jimenez’ pronouncement on the new ranking system next year was applauded by teachers-incharge, head teachers, principals and district supervisors all over the province who attended the division executive conference, Dr. JIMENEZ which was graced by Gov. Roel Negros Oriental Degamo.jg Div. Superintendent

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

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that UBAY ORILLAVILLE ESTATE CORP. of 21 Salvador St., Labangon, Cebu City has/have filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board a sworn registration statement for the sale of subdivision lots located at Looc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, specifically identified/described as Villa Vista Subdivision project. That the registration statement and all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of proper fees. Any person with valid objection to the registration of the project may f ile his/her objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Unit 608, Sixth Floor, Club Ultima Tower 2, Fuente Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, telephone nos. 254-4564 and 412-1844, within ten (10) days from the date of last publication. Cebu City, Philippines, 26 November 2012. ALIXES ROY T. LOPEZ Regional Officer The Negros Chronicle Dec. 9 & 16, 2012

Mar Roxas: ... From page 1 over that Dumaguete City will be a direct hit, but when the typhoon passed by last Tuesday, Pablo’s path diverted itself towards the sea, and thus, it did not hit Dumaguete and the Negros Island. It hit land only for two hours, 5pm to 7pm, and by 9pm, everything was calm.

Roxas explained that the only way Manila can assist the hit areas is for a detailed and well documented presentation. Roxas was disappointed because Capitol did not come up with an accurate and consistent report. Hard copies were different from the slide presentations. He urged the LGU’s to fix the report. He described the manner of

reporting as such a “bureaucratic typhoon,” which means that Capitol was so engrossed with bureaucracy that the story was more on paper than real. He complimented the passing mark on preparedness. It was much better than the past handling of Sendong. It means that people have learned. With the year ending and two more typhoons expected to hit the country, Roxas exhorted the people to improve their watch, so that “you can become the template” to follow in the entire country.

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LOT FOR SALE 3,337 – Square meters 150 per square maters Rice Field irrigation Banilad, Bacong Negros Oriental Price negotiable Clean Title Call: 419 – 8273

Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Authority to Withdraw Notice is hereby given that the surviving heirs of Godaliva Dorado, owner of a Bank Deposit under Savings Account No. 331693300016 with PN B-Du magu ete City; n amely: Renee Dorado Tan, Rilthe P. Dorado, Levi P. Dorado, Blas Lido DoradoLiboon, and Mila Vida D. Patero have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Authority to Withdraw; and that the parties have expressly authorized Levi P. Dorado to withdraw said account and all monies and to sign and execute any and all documents necessary for said withdrawal; per Doc. No. 340, Page No. 68, Book No. XLV, Series of 2012 duly notarized by Atty. Elizur V. Umbac.

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the members of administration policies. Personally I published articles abroad, since the local media was under censorship, condemning such items as the imposition of the coconut levies, the takeover of the sugar industry of a crony and the activities of the crony capitalists. My only apprehension came when General Ver called my office to question my involvement as one the founders of the Makati Business Club which became the platform of businessmen the likes of Enrique Zobel, Jimmy Ongpin and other executives critical of the administration. Somewhat pacified at my explanation that the club was merely a forum for constructive ideas, the general let me off the hook but his boys picked up my assistant who was brought to Fort Bonifacio for interrogation. But for the timely intervention of the foreign media with whom I had strong links being an accredited foreign correspondent of the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Financial Times of London, my deputy Rolly Pantaleon would have languished in jail until the end of the regime for the “high crime” of having been seen joining the regular demonstration on Ayala Avenue in those years. The question is why there was so much crony capitalism when the technocrats were on top of sensitive positions in government. The short answer was that they were treated like eunuchs in the king’s harem. They knew what was happening but they could not do anything about it. Isolated and marginalized by the politicians and crony capitalists, they could only push the envelope as far as possible, hoping that they could help to mitigate the damage to the economy inflicted by the rentiers in the martial law administration. Those who entertained contrary ideas to that of the administration were however summarily dismissed. We were actually in the office of the then Executive Secretary Alex Melchior, who had hired me for a certain assignment, when he was fired by Marcos. His crime – writing a memo recommending the ouster of General Ver and other “Rolex Generals” from the armed forces in order to restore the moral of the soldiers. Other dissenting

mihi secundum verbum tuum” (Be it done to me according to your)—not only once but always. Her difficulty in fathoming God’s plan all the time only made her closer to God through her earnest prayer and obedience. If only for that alone, she already deserves to be emulated. But there’s more that we can learn from her. Since she was the mother of the Son of God, she was the closest person to deal with the Godmade-man, our Redeemer and human perfecter. She was always observing our Lord and pondered things in her heart. Then she would act in accordance to what she saw, heard and learned through her pondering and reflections. In other words, her attitude toward Christ was always marked by faith and charity. It was not just a human and natural thing of observing and thinking and not relating things to God’s plan and to her vocation. She was a contemplative in the midst of the most ordinary events of life. We should look at her more closely and consistently amid the ebb and flow of our life, because of all people she is the one who knew exactly how to deal with Christ in a day-to-day basis, something that we also need to learn. Our problem is that we are not consistent in our faith and love for God and, as a consequence, our love for the others. We are good at the beginning, but we often don’t last. We can be good in big events, but we easily dry up when faced with our daily routine of small things. More significantly, we can be

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technocrats in the cabinet followed the same fate. There were others like Paeng Salas who opted to flee and seek employment abroad. One thing was common among my colleagues in the economic profession who were co-opted by the martial law administration and even those who served in the postEDSA administrations – none of them to my knowledge made a fortune while in office. If only for this I feel proud of my profession and being associated with this honest band of brothers.

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good in the material and social aspects in our relationship with Christ, but we can be quite ignorant or bumbling in the spiritual and moral aspects. We can be quite showy in our piety, but we may not know how to nourish it internally to make it burning and fruitful all the time. Mary had a keen sense of her tremendous vocation. She never wavered in that, even when extraordinary sacrifices were to be made. She learned how to relate time to eternity, and the very small things of daily life to the biggest goal we all have to pursue—our sanctification. This is something we have to learn. Thus, it’s good that we always look at Mary. Her humble and hidden example will always move us to really grasp what is essential in our relation with Christ. It’s in always pumping our faith, hope and charity into intense action, never allowing them to slow down. For us, this means we need to continually renew ourselves, go through continuing conversions, because we all know that in spite of our best intentions and efforts, we always fail. Mary, our Mother, can show us the way to sustain our relation with Christ all day everyday.

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this special holiday as written in Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, Simple Abundance, in her Dec 10 rumination. She lists seven sets of gifts, saying that the real gifts of Christmas were wrapped in miracles. I agree because only God could have scripted how Jun and I first met, our courtship by snail mail, our marriage, and our growing family of three children, 12 grandchildren plus three greatgrandchildren; truly I believe these are all miracles. Breathnach writes that the first gift was of Spirit, the Spirit of the Unconditional Love of God for mankind. The next gift came from a Jewish teenage girl, Mary, whose Christmas present was selflessness, the complete surrender of ego and will needed to bring Heaven down to earth. The gifts of her betrothed Joseph were trust and faith. The Infant Child brought forgiveness, wholeness, and second chances for God’s people. The angels’ gifts were tidings of

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Rep. Sonny Angara, chair of education committee and a member of the Board of Regents of NORSU, appears to be impressed about the progress of Dumaguete and this paper’s many revelations (for him) about the city. comfort, joy, and peace, with the assurance that there was nothing to fear, so rejoice. The shepherd boy’s gift was generosity in giving Jesus his favorite lamb. The Wise Men, the Magi, offered not only gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but their real gifts were wonder, acceptance, and courage. They offered wonder by surrendering logic, reason, and common sense to follow a Star. Accepting the impossible situation they found themselves in, they suspended skepticism long enough to double-cross King Herod. With courage, they made the long journey to kneel before the Christ Child, accepting Him as King even though they found him in a cave lying in a straw-filled manger. Yes, Christmas is all about gifts. Real gifts. Miraculous gifts. Gifts tied with heartstrings of Unconditional Love. Selflessness. Trust and Faith. Forgiveness. Second Chances. Generosity. Joy. Peace. Reassurance and Rejoicing. Wonder. Courage. And it is these gifts that help make for a successful, fruitful and lasting union between husband and wife. Jun and I have definitely experienced these real gifts throughout our life together, not just at Christmas time. As we place God in the center of our marriage, we have also discovered that many times God works his miracles through us. Awesome thought, isn’t it!

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A place to GO in Dumaguete raveling to Dumaguete is now an exciting and comfortable experience as Robinsons Land Corporation opened recently Gohotels.ph. Located within the Robinsons Place Dumaguete Complex, Gohotels.ph allows visitors the best of two worlds – the charm of the city where it is located and the modern convenience of a budget hotel.

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Gohotels.phDumaguete is a value-for-money budget hotel which also follows the same “early booking, lower rates” setup which made its Manila counterpart well-known among constant travelers. This Robinsons Land Corporation chain’s variable pricing scheme is truly a first in the hotel industry, and was inspired by the setup commonly practiced by airlines, which rewards lowest available rates to the traveler with the quickest click. The only thing one has to do is log on to www.gohotels.ph for the best price – just remember that the earlier you book, the lower the rates you get without sacrificing essential hotel service quality. A real deal for a budget hotel, it is currently offering rates starting from P388 to P1,888. Since this hub carries the Gohotels.ph brand, visitors are also assured of the chain’s eight smart reasons, features unique to the hotel. First is the availability of Windsor beds that have 100 percent cotton sheets and comfortable duvet and pillows that assure every guest of first-class slumber all throughout their stay. The modern bathrooms also add comfort to ordinary citizens with hot and cold showers, its sleek features, and complimentary toiletry kits. Accessing the Net will also not be a problem because every room has free Wi-fi access. An added fea-

ture is the LCD cable television in every room and lounge areas. Safety boxes are likewise available for the safekeeping of guests’ valuables. Gohotels.ph Dumaguete is within easy access to key areas like the airport, which is 20 minutes away from the hotel, the seaport (10-15 minutes away), and the bus terminal, which is 5 minutes away. This makes Dumaguete a good jump-off point for other destinations such as Cebu and Siquijor. The hotel has also partnered with local travel agency, Maganda Travel and Tours, for various travel options of the province’s top tourist spots. Hiring a van is easy via Cartronix, which holds office in the hotel lobby. Moreover, a new transport terminal has been constructed and inaugurated in the vicinity of Robinsons Place to make everything more convenient for customers. “This transport terminal was built in partnership with various transport groups. It is our way of helping the government alleviate traffic while, at the same time, providing better service to our shoppers and mall goers,” shares Arlene Magtibay, Robinsons Land Corporation general manager for commercial centers division. The terminal covers routes from the mall to

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 34 Dumaguete City IN RE: PETITION TO DECLARE THE LOSS OF OWNER’S COPY OF TCT NO. 5265 AS LOST AND FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A NEW ONE, CAD. PLDG. NO.2012-4022 VIDALITA GENOVE GRUNDEN, represented by her sister and attorney-in-fact, VIRGINIA GENOVE AMOR, Petitioner X -- -- —- -- -- - -- -- -- -- - -- -- -- -- -- /

ORDER A verified petition was filed before this Court by Vidalita Genove Grunden, represented by her attorney-in-fact Virginia Genove Amor, praying that the Court issue an order directing the Register of Deeds of Dumaguete City to issue a new owner’s duplicate copy of Transfer Certificate of Title No. 5265, in lieu of the lost one. Petitioner alleged that she is the registered owner and possessor of Lot No. 4094-A of the subdivision plan Psd-141483 situated at Barangay Junob, Dumaguete City, containing an area of One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty (1,550) square meters, more or less and covered by TCT No. 5265; that because of her permanent residence in the United States, she left all her important papers and documents, including the said certificate of title, in the custody of her sister, that when the latter looked for the subject title sometime last year, she could no longer find the same, until now, despite diligent efforts.; and that she executed an affidavit of loss and submitted the same to the Register of Deeds of Dumaguete City for annotation on the original copy of the said certificate of title. WHEREFORE, finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is given due course. Set the initial hearing of this case on January 16, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any interested party may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published at the petitioner’s expense, in a newspaper duly selected by raffle, of general circulation in the province of Negros Oriental, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Sheriff assigned to this Court is directed to post copies of this Order at the entrance door of this Court and in the bulletin boards of the Capitol Building and the City Hall of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 12th day of November , 2012 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) ROSENDO B. BANDAL, JR. Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9, 2012

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Bacong, Bayawan City, San Jose/Amlan, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Valencia, Bais/Canlaon, Tanjay/Pamplona, Sibulan, and Cadawinonan. The terminal operates from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. An added feature near the al fresco area is the lush landscapes where customers can enjoy while dining in the various restaurants. “Here, one can relax after hours of shopping and feast on mouth-watering cuisine, all the while enjoying the landscaped garden replete with a fountain and play area for kids. We made sure that this area will have a selection of colors from flowering plants like fiery heliconias and colorful shrubs,” said Magtibay, adding that it provides a cooling atmosphere to the public coming in and from the mall.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Novato M. Catalbas, namely: Diega P. Catalbas, Deino P. Catalbas, Diodora Nodei P. Catalbas, Antonieta P. Catalbas and Rosemarie P. Catalbas; have executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement on a parcel of land, Lot No. 9 Psu-0703002264, situated in the Barrio of Jawa, Municipality of Valencia, Negros Oriental containing an area of ThirtySeven Thousand TwentyNine (37,029) square meters, more or less, covered by OCT FV-35703; per Doc. No. 26, Page No. 7, Book No. 26, Series of 2010; duly notarized by Atty. Edmund F. Dy. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9, 2012

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sore from straining— did I begin to breath deeper and easier. Drained from hours of having to talk me down from my panicked state and guide me through PLB (pursed lip breathing), my husband fell into deep sleep. Although exhausted, I myself could not sleep, knowing with DREADFUL CERTAINTY that I W OULD NOT LIVE THROUGH MY NEXT ATTACK. The sickly-sweet smell of death in my room had, in fact, become even more overpowering.  I did not want to die!  I’m  only  49 and my kids are still all in school. I wanted to see my children graduate from college.  I  wanted  to  spend  more  years  with  my husband.  I wanted to see my grandchildren. I still wanted to see more of the world. A few days before that fateful morning, our Church pastor had challenged me to pray boldly for healing— to unleash a sun-stand-still prayer. I knew exactly what he meant, but I did not have the audacity to pray a prayer like that, because deep in my heart of hearts, I felt unworthy and guilty that I had brought disease upon myself from years of abuse.  The  terrible  and  gnawing  fear  of dying was  more  compelling  than  guilt, however, and brought me down to my knees that morning, praying with more fervor than I had ever prayed before in my life. In the quiet of my room, I knelt by my bed and poured out all my thoughts and feelings to my Father in Heaven. I told Him how frightened I was, and how much I wanted to stop smoking, but could not. I pleaded for a miracle to take place in my life. “Jesus, help me please,” I begged. Storming the gates of heaven, I cried out desperately to my God that morning. All sense of time and place disappeared. I do not know how long after, when a deep peace fell upon me, and I  felt an indescribable warmth filling my whole being. Suddenly, I felt a LARGE HAND inside my chest, and in my mind’s eye, I could see the hand take what looked like my bronchial tube, turning it to an upright position! After a few minutes, I opened my eyes slowly, knowing that God had touched me and that I WOULD NEVER EVER NEED A CIGARETTE AGAIN. I had not experienced God like this before, and started crying. In tears, I woke up my husband to tell him the good news about my deliverance. For years, I had struggled with the

Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate, Sale and Partition Notice is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses Anastacio Ongco and Diosdada Ongco, namely, Zosimo Ongco, Fabio Ongco, Joel Ongco, Antonio Ongco, Estrellita Ongco-Cadiz, Efrena OngcoRaboy, Epifania Ongco- Anoba, Feliciana Ongco-Gonzales; heirs of Eufrocena Ongco-Alberio, namely, Edward O. Alberio, Bevencio O. Alberio, Isagani O. Alberio and Edu O. Alberio; and the only surviving heirs of Casemiro Ongco, namely, Norma B. Ongco and Maria Isa Ongco-Liboon; have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate,

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desire to smoke. My attempts to stop smoking were all just short-lived lulls from a vicious habit picked up before I was 18. Even after becoming seriously ill with COPD, my smoking never slowed down. There was even a time I was convinced that I would die with a cigarette in hand! In answered prayer, God simply took away the desire for the taste and smell of a burning cigarette. No cravings, no anxiety,  no withdrawal symptoms.   If you have ever smoked, you have some idea of the mercy and true love behind such a miracle. Thank you, Lord Almighty! I stood on the brink of death, but was helped by a powerful and loving hand to step back from the edge and return to the land of the living. Only the Lord is able to do that. And when He touches your life like that, you know it is God.  I learned an important lesson that day:  God doesn’t give you a miracle because you deserve it. He doesn’t withhold miracles because you don’t deserve them. You and I receive miracles – not because we are worthy – but because God loves us, wants to deliver us, and wants His glory to be revealed in the process, so that others can see and say yes to their own miracles! As I write this, nearly 2 ½ months have gone by and I am still cigarette-free. My respiratory attacks have not only become few and far between, but are less terrifying. I have recovered some of my energy. I can now cook, I can do light cleaning, and I am starting to go to the supermarket by myself again. I know God has a purpose for this second life.  He is  giving me permission  and opportunity to share my story and the stories of others— using the wordsmithing talent that is His gift to me—that these stories may heal, encourage, instruct, engage, enlighten, empower and perhaps assist in uncovering truths.  Should  our  Heavenly  Father  decide to change my course, I will forever be grateful for this time when life has ceased to be a frightening, breathless journey. I also know that He will not ever again forsake me—and He will continue to hold me in the palm of His hand. Death has lost its sting! I am Valli Faith, and my life is a living testimony of God’s infinite mercy, power and grace! A few days ago, November 29, Valli suffered a stroke. She passed away three days later on December 2. December 18 should have marked her birthday. Valli is now in a much better place.

Sale and Partition over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2591 of the Public Land Subdivision of La Libertad, Negros Oriental covered by OCT No. FV1395, containing an area of Seven Thousand Eighty-Six (7,786) square meters or less; and that the heirs of Efrena Ongco-Raboy, heirs of Eufrocena Ongco-Alberio, and the heirs of Casimero Ongco, hereby sell, transfer and convey to Joan Ongco-Weibel, in a manner absolute and irrevocable, their share and interest in the above-described property; per Doc. No. 607, Page No. 15, Book No. XXIX, Series of 2012, duly notarized by Atty. Edward S. Manzano. The Negros Chronicle Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9, 2012


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From page 1 will have to see their mayors and leaders for assistance. Arnaiz told the CHRONICLE that his PDAF funds are already distributed to his trusted leaders in the towns of the second district under the fund category of “individuals who are in crisis situations” and need assistance. He thanked contractors in the second district who volunteered to lend their equipment to towns that needed immediate fixing, dredging and bulldozing. Only to leaders and mayors who are aligned to his NPC party will be given, because if he gives it to other party members, it will surely not reach his supporters in the NPC. He admitted that this is a political situation. If he gives funds to non-political allies, it will not also reach his supporters. He said in Bais, he gives his PDAF funds to selected allies and supporters just to be sure it will reach his constituents. Commenting on the poor reporting by the capitol to DILG Sec. Mar Roxas about the outcome of the typhoon, he said these are just political lapses and can be corrected by firing those who jeopardized the smooth operation. NO TO RH BILL Arnaiz categorically said that he and Rep. Pryde Teves are voting “ NO” to the RHbill because of the ffolowing reasons aside from the moral issues: 1. There has been zero consultation made by the government among his constituents; most people are ignorant about the implications of the RH BILL; 2. The local governments will need funds to implement the RH BILL if passed into law. The RH BILL is an UNFUNDED piece of legislation in which LGU’s do not have the budget; 3. Sex education should be in high school, not elementary level; 4. Most rural stakeholders are not well-informed about the details of the bill.

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From page 1 of Dr. Don Vicente Real, NORSU president, during the NORSU anniversary starting Monday. He is a member of the NORSU Board of Regents, being chair of the House education committee, and so his father as senate chair on education. He can proudly say, he said, that the Angara political clan has a clean and honest record of dedicated service. They are mostly educators and lawyers. There is no record of graft nor any undesirable practice by the Angara political clan. That is why it is unfair if they will be barred from serving the people thru the elections. Rep. Sonny Angara, who is among the youngest legislators, is a Harvard scholar, and took his lauching pad as spokesperson of the opposition in the Corona impeachment trial. Dr. Real said, normal classes have already resumed at NORSU after Typhoon Pablo has passed.

From page 1 declared partially damaged in fifteen cities and municipalities. Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Alicia Lagarde said that all cities and municipalities, except Tayasan, reported some 7,922 families were affected by the storm with most of them temporarily relocated in barangay halls, chapels, schools, and even at the Lamberto Macias Cultural and Sports Complex. Fresh reports just came in... Dumaguete City has the most number of families affected at 2,634; Tanjay City, 911 families; and Bais City with nearly 600 families. The Regional Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided food packs to 4,769 affected families; while the province of Negros Oriental extended aid to some 1,199 families.(By Dems Demecillo)

NORECO ... From page 2 more to go. This is without counting the numerous poles that have been downed but re-erected. It takes from 2 to 6 hours for the team to replace one pole, depending on the type of construction and terrain, with or without the aid of boom truck. Restoration work on the remaining unenergized backbone lines in Dumaguete, Bacong, Dauin and San Jose continues today. We expect to energize the backbone lines in Villaverde (Buñao), Fatima Village and Calderon Subd. (Bantayan), Bacong, and San Jose by this evening. We appeal to our MCO’s to be more patient as our desire to serve is limited by the physical stamina of our technical personnel. We also urge the public to be vigilant so that downed electric wires

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Pier hardest ... From page 1 and boulevard in total disarray with the Delta’s floating offices and waiting area nearly swept up to the main road, fronting Silliman University. Several trees were uprooted along the boulevard and the passenger terminal was also severely damaged. The DSWD reported that 171 houses were damaged while 823 families were affected in one way or the other. The number of evacuees could not yet be determined as of weekend. The DSWD town offices have distributed goods to 506 families. On individuals, some 31,716 persons were affected and 7,191 families. Killed due to a falling coconut in Azagra, Tanjay were 11-year-old Reggie Real and 78-year-old Ellona Romano. The siquijor fatality crew of Delta 1 ferry, which sank off Siquijor while trying to dock, and its lone fatality could not yet be known. Serving as Delta’s second whammy, one of its vessels capsized in Siquijor as it ironically tried to seek refuge at the Larena port. Six crew members were eventually rescued and brought to the city’s hospital with one still missing. Meanwhile, the strong winds brought by Pablo that toppled dozens of electric posts rendered practically the entire province in darkness, fueling more distress among the panicky Negrenses. As of yesterday, much of the power has been restored as life in the city and province returned to normal.(By Dems Demecillo) will not be stolen. Reports can be texted to our mobile hotline number, 0915-837-5672. Thank you very much!

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Josy has ... From page 2 Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. On the other hand, Former Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves of the Nationalist People’s Coalition has the support of not only the influential Teves clan, but of 2nd District Congressman George P. Arnaiz and the 2016 presidential candidate Vice-President Jejomar Binay, who is seen as the fiercest rival of Roxas for the country’s highest post. Incumbent Governor Roel Degamo thrives in being considered as an underdog and is playing it to the hilt in a bid to project more forcefully his image as the candidate for the common folks, the masa. Nevertheless, being perceived as the candidate with the biggest campaign fund available backed by the political machinery of the Liberals can be a double-edged sword, which could either propel Limkaichong to victory or become fatal to her chances, Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz warns. He explained that money will not be the single factor that can cause victory or defeat in the polls. As a general rule, incumbents or old timers need to show their track record of performance to get votes while newcomers need to present themselves as a better alternative in terms of programs, dedication and capability. Until now, the first district, which was badly hit by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, has not yet received the big benefits of the national calamity fund from Pres. Aquino. Is Limkaichong following it up enough? All three candidates for governor are not considered as newcomers. Thus, the narratives of their campaigns must banner their achievements and performance as 1st District Congresswoman in the case of Limkaichong; Siaton municipal councilors, board member and now as incumbent Governor in

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here are a lot of whispers and loose talks about what was described by some as the “walkout of the governor” from that meeting with DILG Sec. Mar roxas and Typhoon Pablo stakeholders held at the PNP Headquarters in Agan-an, Sibulan last Thursday noon.

In fairness to the governor and in our humble opinion, we think the governor’s gesture of getting out of that very important typhoon-related conference was not intended to be what a walkout traditionally meant. A walkout, we believe, is one that is done in protest of something which the walk-outer does not agree with. But in the case of the governor getting out or excusing himself from further attendance to that meeting, although how important it was, perhaps it was due more of embarrassment rather than protest. Embarrassment, we believe, could have made the governor get out of that meeting with Sec. Roxas because of a poorly written and poorly documented report made by his clerks and read by another clerk who, apparently, was not an authority on environment nor on climate change nor on typhoons. In fact, Sec. Roxas described the whole thing as a “bureaucratic typhoon,” whose tone in saying was very embarrassing to the governor. We were inside that room, so we were witnesses of how Sec. Roxas countlessly interrupted a certain Mr. Ed Sedillo,

Guessing ... From page 2 appeared divided when some 7 mayors defied their group’s leadership by choosing to attend the recent Provincial Development Council meeting, even if LMP President Mayor Dodoy Tuanda pointedly boycotted several of its meetings. Degamo claimed that some of the mayors, who attended the meeting in Antulang, which decided to boycott the PDC meet, called him up to inform him of their intention to join the meeting despite the decision of their President. The GovDegamo’s case; while Teves must refresh the electorate of his achievements during his stint as 3rd District Congressman, President of the Land Bank of the Philippines and Finance Secretary. As soon as the disparate spokesmen of the three political camps come to realize the value of dwelling on merits and less on petty issues and name calling, they will not only boost the chances of their patrons, but also help educate the present and next generation of voters to cast their lot only with the candidate, moneyed or not, who is most competent, dignified and truly conscientious in promoting the quality of life of all Negrenses. (By Dems Demecillo)

whoever he is, because Sec. Roxas could not follow Sedillo’s powerpoint presentation because his hard copy was different from what was shown on the screen. Admittedly, it was the most unprofessional report we ever heard of about a natural calamity. We saw how the experts reported about the earthquake at the airport briefing with Pres. Aquino and the Sendong briefing made by the DOST experts and the national head, himself, of the risk reduction office. But in fairness, what was Mr. Sedillo’s professional capacity to act as if he were qualified to make that typhoon report in behalf of the governor? Who assigned him that task? As a result, and if we were in the governor’s place, we would be greatly embarrassed. The governor should fire whoe ve r made that report, because had it been done professionally, millions in aid could have been ordered by Sec. Roxas, a l t ho u g h not di-

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ernor even added that some of the Liberal Party mayors are, in fact, backing his reelection. It was immediately thought that the dissenters of the boycott plan, like Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy, Sibulan Mayor Marcela Bartoces-Grampon, San Jose Mayor Melo Remollo, Rene Gaudiel of Bayawan City, Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria and Bentham Dela Cruz of Amlan were still weighing things over. But this was vehemently denied by those concerned. Dela Cruz said that he will always toe the party line. He expressed optimism that Mayors Uy and the rest of the NPC mayors in the second district will remain supportive of Gary Teves. At present, LP counts 13 mayors under its banner, namely: Jimalalud Mayor Dodoy Tuanda, Tayasan Mayor Winboy Sameon, Guihulngan Mayor Ernesto Reyes, La Libertad Mayor Lawrence Limkaichong, Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap, Bacong Mayor Lenin Alviola, Dauin Mayor Neil Credo, Siaton Mayor Albert Ator, Zamboanguita Mayor Kit Marc Adanza, Canlaon Mayor Jimmy Clerigo, Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva, Sta. Catalina Mayor Leon Lopez and Valencia Mayor Enrique Gonzalez. The Nationalist People’s

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rectly. He even confirmed the infirmities in that first P480M initial release for Sendong victims, and none yet for the earthquake victims budgeted at P1B. It’s all talk, and now, here comes the bungled Typhoon Pablo report. Anyhow, Sec. Roxas, apparently, was also disgusted and was in a hurry to board his private plane enroute to Palawan for another typhoon inspection. We empathize with the embarrassed governor. We say he did not walk out; he simply looked embarrassed and begged off saying he was up to another important meeting, maybe more important than this one, presided no less by the alter ego of the president, PNOY Aquino.

Coalition has Dumaguete Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria, Sibulan Mayor Marcela BartocesGrampon, Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz, Pamplona Mayor Apollo Arnaiz, San Jose Mayor Melo Remollo, Bayawan City Mayor Rene Gaudiel, Basay Mayor Dandilgust Abrio, Tanjay City Mayor Lawrence Teves and Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy. Nacionalista Party accounts three mayors: Ayungon’s Edsel Enardecido, Manjuyod’s Amor Baldado and Joniper Villegas of Vallehermoso. It was learned days before the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy, the NPC mayors held marathon meetings to determine whether the 2 nd District will go for Degamo or Teves. Apparently, Degamo presented himself to NPC chieftain 2nd District Cong. George Arnaiz, but no one among the mayors actively lobbied for the incumbent Governor and Limkaichong was not considered, thus, it was finally decided that the NPC six mayors will go for Teves. On the Liberal side, Mayor Albert Ator admits that at least one of the LP mayors is being watched for his closeness with the incumbent governor, even as he affirms his fealty with LP’s bet, Limkaichong. (By Dems Demecillo)


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