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How they Voted:

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he three congressmen of Negros Oriental voted differently for different reasons last Wednesday regarding the expulsion of House Speaker Jose de Venecia as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

First district Rep. Josy Limkaichong stood up and explained her vote of “abstention”. As a neophyte legislator, Limkaichong said she owes her loyalty to de Venecia being the one who swore her in as Lakas Party member thru Rep Herminio Teves, “at the time when I needed a party, de Venecia

helped me go through the elections successfully, so that I cannot abandon him. That is why I abstain from voting yes or no,” on whether to declare the position of speaker vacant. Second District Rep.George Arnaiz did not explain why he was voting Turn to page 20 o ermos Valleh

Canla-on City

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Libel haunts the new House Speaker

NPA-Army did clash in Talalac NO

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massive manhunt is now on-going for the suspect in the murder of the former Bacong Chief of Police SPO2 Avito Arabe, 50, who was waylaid by a lone gunman , on his way home after a false alarm of an impending attack on his police station last Tuesday evening.

“Definitely, the murder was work-related. He was a competent and trusted officer,” said P/Supt Ramon Buenafe in that he was consistently assigned as OIC station commander wherever he was assigned. The police are now working on various angles and theories like politics, insurgency or simply he was silenced pending a sensitive testimony regarding an arrested ex-military officer for

illegal possession of firearm and illegal drugs. Quite co-incidentally, this detained ex-military man has just escaped from the Bacong jail hours after he was arrested for said charges. It indicates the laxity of security in the Bacong police department, Buenafe pointed out. Another theory is bolstered by the fact that the late police officer reportedly confided to his wife Magdalena that an exTurn to page 20

CHIEF COP DOWN, a gloomy 17th PNP day tribute signifying that security and vigilance must not be compromised by citizens and law enforcers alike.

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Negros Or. cracks Biggest crime drop flood areas bared in 10 yrs here, but— BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO

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he Community Environment and Natural Resources Chief Charlie Fabre has disclosed a number of disaster-prone areas as plotted by the DENR but quickly added that these areas need to have another second look and further study and evaluation lest people will panic. But just to forewarn of disaster prevention meapeople that these areas are sures. disaster-prone is enough to This was disclosed by caution them into further Fabre as he spoke before a building future infrastructures public hearing of the provinthat might only become a cial board environment comcostly disaster in the future. mittee headed by BM Leah At the same time, the re- Ga Bromo and with members port makes people and local BM Melimore Saycon government more conscious Turn to page 20

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he biggest crime rate reduction in ten years was noted in Negros Oriental in 2007, even as this week, two more battalions of army troopers will arrive here to go after communist insurgents who fled from Cebu and Bohol.

Under the leadership of Sr/Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, the number of crimes recorded a 13.2 percent reduction in 2007. Based on PNP records, crime incidence declined from 796 incidents in 2006 to 691 last year. Primarily for this feat,

Dumaguete City was adjudged Best City Police in Region 7, Valencia PNP as Best Municipal Police Station, 705 th Provincial Mobile Group as the best in the region, Pamplona PNP as Best Peace Unit in Region 7 and the Negros Oriental Provin Turn to page 20

“WISE IS THE MAN WHO CHANGES HIS MIND WHEN CONFRONTED WITH HARD FACTS.”


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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

Policemen as barangay peace advisers & buddies

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REPS. LIMKAICHONG AND ARNAIZ EXPLAINING THEIR VOTES

TOP OF THE WEEK

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

Church official asks PNP says NPA, Army GMA to go on leave did clash in Talalac

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ranking official of the Diocese of Dumaguete supported the call of some opposition senators for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take a leave of absence while the investigation of the ZTE-NBN scandal continues.

The said controversy has implicated not only some members of the President’s official family but also her husband First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, accused of taking kickbacks from the telecommunications deal between the Philippines and China. Diocese of Dumaguete Vicar General Msgr.

Gamaliel Tulabing Jr stressed that this is the only way for the President to show that she means business in rooting out graft and corruption in government. The priest added that the President can also order members of the Cabinet to participate in the Senate investigations and avoid using Turn to page 19

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olice Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe insists that an armed encounter between the New People’s Army and the Philippine Army did occur in Barangay Talalac, Sta Catalina town on January 28 contrary to the claims of some villagers whose relatives were also reportedly taken by the military as “guides” in its counter-insurgency operations.

Two women accused the military of forcibly taking their husband and son as guides in the ongoing operations aimed at flushing out members of the New People’s Army. They also claim that there was no armed encounter in Sitio

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ven before the formal investigation wraps up, Provincial Attorney and Co-Chairman of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) Erwin Vergara has virtually exonerated Basay Vice-mayor Macario Amorgiente from allegations that he, along with his nephew, is involved in illegal mining activities in Barangay Cabatuanan.

The alleged illegal mining activity of the Amorgientes reportedly caused fish kill, pollution of the Pagatban River and the destruction of the wild duck sanctuary. The allegations are contained in a complaint filed by the members of Bukidnon Magahat Tribe before the PMRB who also

claimed that the mining activity was done inside their ancestral domain. However, Vergara disputed all these saying that there was no fish kill; no destruction of the wild duck sanctuary; nor water pollution. He also dismissed the assertion of the Tribe’s Turn to page 19

BRGY POLICE SUPERVISOR

he City of Dumaguete has been again ranked No. 1 in the Real Property Tax Collection in Region VII for the 3rd quarter of CY 2007. A copy of the Real Property Tax Collection report of this region showed an efficiency rating of 99.74% for Dumaguete City.

According to Mayor Agustin Perdices, thru a spokesman, this is the highest rating recorded in so far as Dumaguete City Collection Efficiency is concerned. A Comparative Real Property Tax Collection Efficiency ratings for three years as of September 30,

2007, showed that Dumaguete City has been increasing its rating from CY 2005 with 78.05, CY 2006 with 94.99 and 99.74 for CY 2007. In a letter from Renee T. Empaces, Department of Finance, Bureau of Local Government Finance, Turn to pageICO 15 Re

What is risky is like what happened to the Bacong police chief who, even for 20 years as chief cop of Bacong and other assignments, still became the latest victim of extrajudicial killing. In Negros and Dumaguete, the victims of extrajudicial killings are mostly drug peddlers, criminal syndicates, incordigible drug dependents and delinquents, and lately , judges and now a chief of police was gunned down in cold blood.. BREAKING NEWS: Just last Friday night: A student of Metro Dumaguete College was killed, shot for apparently resisting drug addicts who robbed him of his laptop, cellphone and wallet while the victim, Eduardo

Nagbinlod, Talalac, Sta Catalina which resulted to the death of a squad leader of the CPP-NPA identified as Rene Yap, alias Daks. Rosalia Yamoc, 38, a resident of the purported site of the encounter alleged that Turn to page 19

Power cost reduction Vergara defends VM’s scheme now available role in Basay mining ember consumers of NORECO II will now have the option of bringing down the cost of their electric bills once they avail of the time-of-use rate being made available pursuant to Energy Regulatory Commission Resolution No. 1 Series of 2008 approved on January 9. NORECO II buys its electricity from the National Power Corporation at P 2.80/kWh, and the latter wants to minimize the number of consumers using electricity at peak hours when it has difficulty in supplying the demand. Under the scheme, elec- be non-peak load periods are tric consumers will have the from 9:01 PM – 12:00MN option when to use electric- with rate at P 2.37/kWh; ity by preferring to avoid 12:01 AM-7:49 AM, rate at peak hours load period from P 1.44/kWh and from 6:00 PM-9:00PM when the 8:00AM-5:59PM at 2.04/ rate is at its highest at P kWh. Turn to page 19 5.64/kWh. Considered to

HE PNP deployment of two city policemen as peace consultants and advisers in the city’s 30 barangays is a step in the right direction, worthy of emulation, but ….caution has to be made in such a way that this barangay police relations will be solely used to promote law and order and block opportunities for possible official abuse. This new assignment of immersion by the police men in uniform in to the very strata of the barangay is also a risky job. It will endanger the security of the police assigned to be peace adviser in that particular barangay. He might be under stress while being off duty.

Barangay PNP-POC Cooperation From left to right : Police Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, ABC President Raul Infante and Fernando Martinez of the Peace and Order Council during the launching of Barangay Police Supervisor at the Dumaguete City PNP office.

Torres, was walking along Rovira road past 1am. He should have been asleep already. Why was the victim strolling along Rovira road past 1am? The most credible angle pursued by the investigators in the BACONG PNP assassination, is that of the recently escaped detainee for illegal possession of firearms and possibly, shabu. It was a sad day to celebreate the 17th PNP Anniversary here with one chief cop down. The murder of SPO2 Arabe was a grim reminder that vigilance , security and good intelligence network should never be compromised. Another possible angle is political vendetta as Arabe was said to favor a mayoral candidate who lost in the last elections. But hardly any evidence to link with the suspects. The cellphone which called Arabe to hoodwink him and entrap him could be the greatest lead by investigators. Crime incidence may have dropped down to 13% here but the quality of crimes sort of escalated considering that those killed recently were a regional trial court judge in Bayawan and a chief of police in Bacong, then last Friday, a transient who studied computer in a local school was shot and killed along Rovira road and his laptop and cellphone robbed.

Barangay officials attended the launching of Barangay Police Supervisor of the PNP last Wednesday morning. Shown above were Barangay Captain Gregorio “Jetjet” Suasin of Taclobo, Lionel Banogon of Barangay Buñao, Nicolas Ramirez of Batinguel, Joe Quitay of Piapi and members of their respective barangay council. Police Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos emphasized the need to have proper coordination with the barangay and PNP to effectively reduce crime. Carlos designates two policemen in every barangay of which they are also residing.

Finally, in a peaceful province, two more battalions of army troops will arrive shortly to pursue the remnants of the rebel movement who fled from Cebu to Bohol to Negros. Already one rebel commander was killed in the hot pursuit operations. The army continues to pursue left leaning militants in the upperlands most of whom reportedly came from Bohol’s disarrayed rebel movement. It looks like the government is offering a very tempting package which an ex-rebel returning to the folds of the law cannot seem to refuse.


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Lot NO. 5721, Situated at Apolong Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 2,953 square meters. - price: PhP1.8M Neighboring residences are owned by foreigners - Clean title with only two registered owners. ——————————————— 2. One property, with two separate titles, being separated by a barangay road passing through them: LOT NO. 4529, Situated at Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 1,189 square meters and LOT NO. 4528, Situated at Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 633 square meters - price for the whole property: PhP1.6 M. With more than a hundred standing matured lanzones trees. - Clean title with only one signatory to the deed of sale. ———————--——————3. BEACH LOT Situated at Dauin, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 7,081 square meters. - Negotiable Price: PhP 15.5M. - Only one signatory to the deed of sale 4. LOT NO. 6805, Situated at Opao, Seit Siaton, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 22,432 square meters - Price: PhP60.00 per square meter. Elevated property with scenic view of Tambobo Bay where the Yachts can be seen being docked. Just a road away from the river - Clean title. With proper documents. ——————————------—— Contact: 0918-929-6047. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City EJF No. 08-01-R EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (Under Act 3135, as Amended) CEBU INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, Mortgagee, – versus – SPS. CASTOR R. CORCIEGA and ROSITA N. CORCIEGA, Mortgagors. x——————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by Cebu International Finance Corporation (Mortgagee), against Sps. Castor R. Corciega and Rosita N. Corciega (Mortgagors), residents of Quezon St., Bais City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness, which as of January 9, 2008, amounts to THREE HUNDRED TWENTY THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN & 67/100 pesos (P323,847.67), excluding interest, attorney’s fees and necessary expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine currency on FEBRUARY 27, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., at the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Branch 45, Bais City the following property of the mortgagors, together with the buildings and other improvements existing thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-2080 A parcel of land (Lot 6, Block 1 of the subdivision plan, Psd07-043340, being a portion of Lot 7, (LRC) Pcs-22472), situated in the Barangay of Talungon, City of Bais, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Road Lot 2; on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 7, Block 1, both of the subdivision plan; on the SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 6, (LRC) pcs-07-03-000084; on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 5, Block 1 of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED FOUR (304) SQUARE METERS, more or less. This Notice of Extra-judicial Sale shall be posted in the City of Bais, where the property is situated and where the sale takes place, and another copy shall be published in a newspaper, to be awarded by raffle. Prospective bidders may investigate for themselves the title hereinabove-described and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Dated this 31st day of January, 2008 in the City of Bais, Philippines. (Sgd.) NORBERTO V. LACORTE Sheriff IV CERTIFIED CORRECT: (Sgd.) JUNAFE PPCM R. EDIZA The Negros Chronicle OIC, Clerk of Court Feb. 3, 10 & 17, 2008

PAUNAY SA PAO: Padayon? O pahawa? Subay sa gipahigayon nga dry run niadtong milabayng sabado ug miyerkules sa kadlawon kalabut sa bag-ong sistema sa pagpamaligya sa mga produkto gikan sa mga nagkadaiyang umahan, mipahigayon ug paghan-ay ang Provincial Agriculturist Office sa mga naninda nga himoon na lamang BAGSAKAN o Drop Off point ang maong lugar aron dili na kini mahimong eye sore o sakit sa mata sanglit anaa man kini mahimutang kilid sa bag-ong tourism village. Ania ang mga reaksiyon sa mga katawhan atul sa Programang Dumaguete Tonight sa Energy FM,alas 8:00 ngadto sa alas 9:30 sa gabii. * * Maayo nang nay paunay basta barato lang, makadaginot ta gamay. Dili pareha sa tiangge mahal. 7116514 Si Macias dili man fair sa paglantaw sa iyang mga constituents. Dili ra niya siya magmahay. 3299081 Mahal kaayo ang baligya sa tiangge, dili usahay maka afford ang mga estudyanti. Labaw nga dili mi taga dinhi, igo ra mi nag-eskuwela. 2109417 Why man na nga si Macias wala man galantaw sa panginabuhian sa mga tawo sa bukid.Im sure d people will not love him anymore. 3299081 Sige ta reklamo kon bisan asa ibutang,mo uyon na lang ta oy kahasol ba? Mao ra sa gihapon wala man tay mahimo kay sila may gobyerno. Istorya lang na nga kita ang gobyerno apan sa pagka tinuod sila gihapon ang magbuot. 2331561 Si Joven Delica ni nga nagtrabaho sa taas nga building sa PTV10, ang ako lang unta nga klarohon pag-ayo sa provincial agriculturists ang mga nagtinda diha ug wala bay mga middle men kay lisud baya pud ang giagian anang mga mag-uuma

dinha.Palihug hinaut ma2bag sa taga PAO. 1448970

ABOUT FORMER SPEAKER JOSE dE VENECIA’s expose on the ZTE deal Ang mga sipsip sama ni De Venecia angayan na gyud nga tangtangon sa Palasyo sanglit nagdugang lang ni sa mga kurakot ug buaya. Miabut na gayud iyang gaba. Daghan sad ni ug anomaliya sa una sama sa behest loans panahon ni kanhi Presidenti Marcos. 6675342 To be blunt about it, it’s high time to curve d illegal activities of high ranking government officials especially the President. She should learn her lesson. But, the problem is, is it worth the sacrifice JDV? From Macoy Concordio 8323625 Para nako dili pa ulahi ang tanan para masugdan ni JDV ug hugas ang iyang mga kasal-anan. Unya na siya mo tug-an ug 6 feet below d ground na siya? I believe also nga tinuod ang iyang giingon nga adunay hulga sa iyang kinabuhi tungod kay bug-at ang iyang mga pamasangil. From dondon of talay 1165122 Ako si Hilarion Danag Jr., ang ako lamang nga unta dili na mahisusama sa nahitabo sa EDSA I ug II kay samok na kaayo ug apektado tanan natong panginahanglanon. Momahal ra ba dayon ang mga baligya basta naay kontrobersiya. Paita aning kinabuhia uy? Kining tanan pag bolut-an sa labawng maka gagahum. 6788332

Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVIT ATION FOR PUBLIC AUCTION SALE INVITA The City Government of Bais, through its bids and Awards Committee, invites interestead bidders who wish to participate in public auction sale of its unserviceable properties herein below described on “As Is Where Is” basis: One (1) lot of Assorted Scrap Materials Floor Price – P12.00 per kilo The minimum amount of the bid/proposal shall not less than the floor price stated above. The above-mentioned materials shall be awarded to the highest bidder. Sealed bids/proposals shall be submitted at the BAC secretariat, office of the City Mayor, this city, at 1:30 pm on February 21, 2008 at which place, time and date said sealed bids shall be opened in the presence of the members of the Bids and Awards Committee, the Commission on Audit, the attending bidders, or their duly authorized representatives. Late bids shall not be accepted. All bids/proposals must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond in the form of cash or chashier’s check in the amount of Five Thousand (5,000.00) Pesos whick will be returned if the bidder losses the bid or will be applied as partial payment if the bidder wins the bid. In case of unjustifiable refusal or failure of the winning bidder to accept the award price within five (5) days from the receipt of the official notice of award, the bidder’s bond posted shall be forfeited in favor of the City Gov’t of Bais. Interested bidders may inspect said items in coordination with the undersigned, at the motor pool compound located at Bgy. Consolacion, this City, anytime during office hours. Bid form can be obtained at this office anytime during office hours. Successful bidder shall remove and/or take delivery of the bidded items full payment of the purchase price. Further details, please contact the undersigned, tel. no. 4028115 or cell no. 0906-2026-307. The City Gov’t of Bais reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any defects therein, or to accept such bid or bids as may be considered most advantageous to the government. (Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman The Negros Chronicle February 10 & 17, 2008

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SEIZING the Moment Libel continues to haunt the new House Speaker

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ewly-installed House Speaker Prospero Nograles has the golden opportunity now to seize the moment and shake off embittered partisanship and consolidate the House of Representatives, not behind any interest or faction, but behind the urgent needs of the Filipino people. Let Congress now stop the conflict of factions and families and get straight to the business of the people without any FURTHER bickering. First, the House has to heal the wounds inflicted by the tussle for the speakership. The number one complaint of congressmen is the lack of transparency in the use of House funds. It is important that the new House Speaker must lead in starting to heal the wounds of the House so Congress could now speed up on the people’s legislation It is best for Nograles to adopt a transparent, consensual and consultation-based style that is focused in the passage of urgent measures still pending at the Lower House. Take for instance the Quality Affordable Medicines bill, which has already been approved by the Senate and House, and set for discussions next week by the Bicameral

Conference Committee. We believe that 80%90% of the provisions of the Senate and House versions could easily be reconciled like many other bills long pending because of political bickerings. As to our three congressmen from Negros Oriental and Siquijor, they voted differently indicating that they have different persuasions and interests. Third Distrit Rep. Pryde Henry Teves said NO because he thinks the Congressional bickerings were political and personal, and had nothing to do with the leadership of de Venecia which he said was not worth changing as of the moment. For Second District Rep George Arnaiz, he did not explain his YES vote. Yes to declare the speakership post vacant. As to First District Rep. Josy Limkaichong, she cannot afford to abandon de Venecia who backed her Lakas bid, when she needed a party to run with last May. So she ABSTAINED. As to Rep Fua of neighbor Siquijor, he voted NO because de Venecia has always helped Siquiojr and that his vote is an act of gratitude to de Venecia. But moreover, the Batasan and even senate leaderships should also be reminded that nobody is indispensable anywhere, anytime. Even the expert political balancer JDV Turn to page 10

On the Road to Recession?

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

hen the United States economy sneezes, the whole world catches colds. Count not Uncle Sam out, the US economy still accounts for 22.5% of the world economy and American consumers spent US$9.5 Trillion every year representing demand for goods produced in America and elsewhere. Many countries like Mexico which depends on 40% of export sales on American whims and whose citizens merely cross borders to get odd jobs in the States is going to get clobbered.

Last week, the United States wobbled on its knees – the October real estate sub-prime mess exposing the weakness of the US economy. The damage the subprime crash has literally wrecked the banking and real estate sectors with real losses. In a sign that signaled the seriousness of the threat of recession – the US Federal bank cut the US prime interest rate by 75 basis points – from 4.25% to 3.5% - the deepest single cut in 20 years. The cut was meant to encourage banks to re-lend again to blue-chip companies and reactivate an anemic market. The United States recession may not be as serious as the Depression years in the 1920-30s but the impact is real. Stock prices

are down and unemployment is up. Construction deals are fewer and long term rates lower that short – term rates: indicating fear of the immediate present. The USA also did a humongous US$ 150-Billion tax package to loosen money into the hands of consumers to jumpstart the economy. But as the Wall Street Journal wisely said: “Easy money is not the elixir of life” that will renew confidence of business to invest big in the United States at this time – and improve the employment ratios. It is noteworthy that US$150 billion is almost the size of the entire Philippine economy – and may yet be too puny to stop the recession in Mighty America. Experts predict that if the

American malaise contaminates major industrialized nations to a zero growth – the results will half the GDP growths of all developing nations, including RP. The Philippines had priced itself as having grown near 7% GDP in 2007. (Developing nations are where 85% of the world population lives). In the Depression years, the American president exhorted his people “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” It is anticipated that the Americans’ own fear of a recession will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. The economist-President GMA quickly reacted that the country will not be affected since the Philippines GDP to page 16 growth wasTurn not export-based but domestic oriented, particu

f you are a public official, you should be wary about using libel as a tool against journalists. Libel was used by the new House Speaker Prospero Boy Nograles in pinning down the beleaguered, but courageous journalist named Alex Adonis of Davao. (If you want to know more about the tragedy of Alex Adonis, just Google his name) Adonis stands out as the only journalist of note who has been convicted, and jailed for libel. A number have been convicted of libel, but when it reaches the Supreme Court, either the convictions are reversed, or the penalties reduced to fine.

House Speaker Nograles takes his oath with his family on his side. Perhaps, the new House Speaker had once felt relieved after seeing Adonis in jail. He was wrong. You see, long ago when Nograles was not yet speaker, he sued Alex Adonis for criminal libel. Adonis courageously reported that incident involving a well known politician from Davao who was running around naked in a hotel after the husband of the woman the Davao politican brought to a hotel caught them in flagrante delicto. By the way, somebody—most likely a basketball fanatic—translated in flagrante delicto as “flagrant foul” (not a bad translation). According to The Pinoy Press website, Adonis reported on the “Burlesque King” issue in 2001, where, according to Court records, Adonis had alleged Nograles was the man caught running naked in a Manila hotel after the husband of the woman Nograles was allegedly having an affair with caught them inside a hotel room. This became known nationally in many reports as the “burlesque king” incident. Adonis was convicted, not because of lack of defense, but the absence of it. Adonis lost by default, be Turn to page 19

34 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

ELY P. DEJARESCO Editor-Publisher ATTY. JAY I. DEJARESCO Associate Editor GEROME JUMALON News Photographer RUBEN G. LABARES Graphics

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It’s a call to curb our penchant to blame others for our socio-political problems. Change starts with one’s own self, and this time that change should focus on everyone developing a true Christian social conscience, concerned about the common good, etc., etc. Through the years, these statements have acquired tremendous importance. And many sectors, especially the press, have learned to look forward to them. A good part of the reason for this expectation is the largely political element which these statements are now known to have. The media, in fact, vulture-wait for it for

that purpose. Give them a mainly doctrinal-spiritual statement, they will wilt in disappointment. It’s clear they prefer action, drama, blood, revolution to any reminder about prayer, reflection, internal change and quiet social transformation. This just shows that the Church, which means all of us, needs to more actively evangelize the media. Also, that our bishops should correct the perception in the media that they’re leaning more on social issues

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“The Root of Things”

he headlines are full of pointing fingers, of name-calling, and of casting aspersions on the character and integrity of others. It seems to me that the practice of hurling accusations at each other has taken the place of getting to the root of things and finding out the real truth, not just the perceived truth according to this senator or that politician.

Truth has an intrinsic social dimension that flows from our very nature as human persons who need truth simply to exist and grow as members of the human community. Without truthful personal, interpersonal, and societal relationships, we would wither and die. In this age of “credibility gaps,” we realize that this truth and honesty of life is necessary for us to simply live and work together in family and community, and to grow into the integrity we are called to as Christians.

What is truth? Truthfulness is an attitude of the mind and a disposition by which we remain as open as possible to what is real, just and true. This attitude includes having the courage to face up to the truth within and about ourselves, being willing to acknowledge and accept our limitations, admit our faults, and make amends for them.

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than on spiritual ones. As we all know by now, when the statement came out, the media practically dismissed it as a big letdown to those who wanted the president’s ouster. Imagine, all the bishops’ praying and discussion just boiling down to that, just amounting to that! Really quite unfair of the media. But the media are not only to blame. There are things that need to be corrected. We just have to identify them clearly and try to provide the adequate solutions. Like: - There has to be a more expert way on the part of the bishops in handling the media. Their spokesmen and communication personnel should have a well-developed plan to assure a fair exposure of the true spirit and intent of their statements. What I see is improvisation and little-coordinated communication efforts, with hardly any follow-ups. There’s also an abiding fatalistic attitude, saying that the media will always be sensational, unfair, biased. This perception should rather rouse Church officials to action. - We have to erase or minimize the mainly political character of these statements. It’s giving wrong signals to many people, something that the media, of course, is quick to capitalize. Instead, bishops should be more pro-active than reactive, concentrating on a systematic way of evangelizing our socioeconomic and political issues, constantly echoing the Church’s social doctrine. This has to be given more visibility and reso-

nance. - There should be more and better consultants in the fields of sociology, economics, politics, etc. to give bishops helpful professional advice. In this way, the bishops’ views can acquire greater depth and reach finer nuances, and thus minimize misunderstandings and increase their credibility. Let’s remember that we are now in a highly information-dependent world. The media today is our new Areopagus, a market abuzz with ideas and views. We have to adapt to this new environment. Communication styles that worked before, on much simpler and more homogeneous audiences, may not click now. At best they can be retired, placed perhaps in some museum. We have to find more appropriate ways in sync with today’s mentalities. The apocalyptic, fire-andbrimstone style is definitely obsolete. People nowadays pay more attention to gentler styles, freed of condescending tones, that combine prompt practicality and deep spirituality. They prefer lighter if more often reminders than occasional but severe and imperial ones. The latter discourage interaction. In this regard, Pope Benedict’s flowing style is worth emulating. He even used anecdotes in his last encyclical, softening its brick-like content. People like to see their bishops as having a hands-on approach to practical problems. They are getting increasingly impatient with simply being preached to or told the last word. For this, people actually just want to be encouraged, reminded

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– Arroyo – burned his bridges that connect him to Malacañang. He probably could not help it. His principle probably could not be compromised any further. Knowing pretty well that his situation is at rock-bottom and it could not be any worse than it was already, he opened his can of worms and confronted the demons of his predicament. –o0o– Speaker de Venecia is entitled to his thoughts. We can understand the extent of his personal hurts. For truth to tell as one of the top officials of government he has done so much for many. And now he is getting in return just as much in ingratitude. Of course, he is man enough to accept this reality. For as they say in politics, there are no permanent friends only permanent interests. –o0o– It is very sad however, that Speaker de Venecia burn his bridges. He had reasons. And we respect his right to articulate these reasons. But just the same we feel that our country should not be saddled anymore with so much conflict among our political leaders. And that those in the seat of political power should spend their waking hours serving our people, thinking of ways and means to make life bearable for all especially the poor of this land. about being patient, fair and balanced in their assessments of things, having good manners, etc. They appreciate these things more than seeing their bishops getting involved in partisan positions.

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From page 6 ture and history but I am not allowed to even defend them. “This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all of this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’ If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU (chose to visit)....” This speech resonates with many Pinoys here in the Philippines. Why? Because foreigners are a minority group here. I find it interesting that Filipinos generally are too polite to insult or embarrass their guests but many of us “civilized” westerners have no compunction about insulting and savaging our host. So my foreign readers, when you sit at a local eatery and one of your colleagues begins to ravage the Philippine people and their culture and you say or do nothing, you are condoning the very insults you protest and detest at home. When you allow a colleague to treat any Filipina as a whore, think,

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have known stories about people that began with sorrow, disillusionment, despair, shame, or failure. But God did work out something good to those who loved him and who shaped their lives according to God’s purpose. And these are stories Dr. PROCESO UDARBE about ordinary people. I’ve known a couple who had an only child. Due to an accident, they lost their child in death. Which of course led to their almost inconsolable grief. Eventually, their trust in and love of God and their social concern led them to setting up an orphanage. Their loving care of dozens of children not their own, they came to know, was God’s way of redeeming them out of their earlier sorrow. I have a very good friend who was my student in seminary. Not many know that he was born out of wedlock. His mother and he himself, to begin with, had to endure some ridicule because of the nature of his birth. But both mother and child soon became devoted Christians; the boy was brought up as a robust Christian layman by a devoted mother. He has now become a deeply committed church layman and a most respected executive of a company that has seen hundreds of students finish col Turn to page 9

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esus gives us the best, true and proven example of how to combat sin in our lives – namely with the truth of the Word of God. From the truth of the Word of God, the devil must flee as he cannot abide in the truth. This is good news for us because it makes it theoretically very simple for us to reject the power of Satan in our lives. Speak the truth of the Gospel in time of temptation and the devil will flee. ———————————————

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“A love affair with music”

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

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Then, it never dawned on this column’s contributor that the Jesuit professor was a great composer and musician. Fondly known to his former students as Fr. Honti, it was a pity for the alumni of San Jose Major Seminary to see his physical condition deteriorate during its 2007 homecoming. At 84 last January 15, 2008, he died after losing battle against a major stroke. Born to the late Justice Jose M. Hontiveros and Vicenta Pardo on December 20, 1923 in Molo, Iloilo City,

music. In 1965, as the Seco n d Vatican Council ended and called for inculturation of the liturgy, Fr. Honti, whose family is musically inclined, was already composing Mass hymns in Tagalog. He asked the church choirs in Barangka, Marikina, and Pansol, both communities near the new Ateneo campus in Loyola Heights, to sing his songs, and he readily adjusted the notes if the choir found his compositions too difficult. “Before long, he had composed a complete set of hymns for the Mass. Thus began Fr. Honti’s love affair with heartfelt liturgical music. His songs

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After many years of delay, David assumes Israel’s throne Earlier, Samuel had anointed David—then a young, inexperienced boy—to be king over Israel. Fourteen years elapsed between Samuel’s anointing and the time when David actually assumes the rule over all of Israel. Instead of luxuriating in the royal palace during these years, David runs from cave to cave, trying to escape from Saul who is bent on killing him. But it is these difficult experiences that build into David the strength of character, the convictions, the sensitivity to right and wrong, and the vision to be a great king. Even for us today, the road to transformation always goes through the tunnel of trials.

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he Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. My mouth shall speak in the praise of the Lord, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever (Psalm 145:17-19, 21). * Pray this confession to the Lord as you seek to keep your life free from sin: No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11). · Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind. Now pause to pray this affirmation to the Lord: Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain (Psalm 127:1). · Offer this closing prayer to the Lord: May the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 5:10-11).

Fr. Eduardo P. Hontiveros entered the Society of Jesus on June 28, 1945. He studied theology in the United States and was ordained priest on June 19, 1954 by Francis Cardinal Spellman. Earning a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he returned to the country and began a long career as professor and formator of Jesuits and San Jose seminarians. “But Fr. Honti is best known for his

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Included among his original compositions are “Papuri sa Dios”, “Magnificat”, “Maria, Bukang-Liwayway”, “Pananagutan”, “Purihi’t Pasalamatan”, “Luwalhati”. “Ama Namin”, “Hesus na Aking Kapatid”, and “KahangaHanga”; his “Papuri sa Dios” has been even sung at the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. No doubt, his repertoire of Filipino Mass songs bequeaths a treasure of spiritual nourishment for the entire nation. For all his initiatives, Fr. Eduardo P. Hontiveros, SJ has been considered as the “father of Filipino liturgical music.” He has been con-

ferred the Ateneo de Manila University’s Tanglaw ng Lahi Award (1976), the Asian Catholic Publishers’ “Outstanding Catholic Author” (1992), and the Papal award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (2000), among many other awards and citations. The Papal award from the late Pope John Paul II is bestowed on clergy and laypersons who have served the church in a distinctive way. What a great loss for the Philippine Church after 62 years a Jesuit and 53 years a priest! Celebrating this year their Golden Jubilee as an Independent Province of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits in the Philippines deserve the 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 kudos. 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 spread to other parishes and by the 1970s, aided by a fresh wave of nationalism, his songs had become staple fare at Masses. “His name may not be familiar to all, but his music certainly is. He was not the only Filipino who experimented with sacred music in the vernacular starting in the 1960s, but he was certainly the most prolific, and most successful, if success is measured by the popularity of one’s work. Over a period of twenty-five years, Fr. Honti composed hundreds of hymns, many of which with moving stories of ordinary people behind them.”

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genetic, hormonal, and environmental influences. In other words, homosexuality may be caused by different factors affecting the person who became a homosexual. It may be caused by one or a combination of the factors mentioned above. Homosexuals can change. Homosexuals who are highly motivated can change their sexual orientation. With the help of spiritual counselling, with high motivation to change and getting attuned to what is normal sexual orientation, a homosexual can be converted and he can live a normal sexual life as far as sexual orientation or preference is concerned. I also a agree with Robert Spitzer, M.D. of Columbia University School of Medicine that highly motivated individuals who use a variety of change

efforts could result to a substantial change in sexual orientation on the part of the homosexual, and make him or her heterosexual in life. Indeed, a wrong sexual orientation can be cured and restored back to normal sexual orientation and preference by means of therapy. I agree that with a firm determination to change coupled with patience, a homosexual person can empty himself or herself of sexual desires, tendencies, and interests. Homosexuality can even be cured through selftherapy if the homosexual is highly self-motivated and follows the recommendations of his spiritual director, psychiatrist, or his therapist. Self-discipline and self-control are highly needed in the process of substantial change in sexual preference. Understanding and

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love in the family can also be very helpful. In dealing with homosexuals and in trying to help them change, it is of primary importance to be aware that

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ill this signal another round of bloody vendetta between the two most infamous gangs in Dumaguete City? Law enforcement authorities cannot give a categorical answer as of now. For the past few weeks, there had been a significant decline in violent incidents involving the rival gangs BLOODS and CRIPS. However, Tuesday last week, a supposed member of CRIPS was shot while standing along Turn to page 19

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(From Page 8) him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city, and make him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test,’” Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.” At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

Japanese lady national Sunday Thoughts ... robbed along Hibbard

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wenty-six-year-old Japanese national Junko Murakami, currently enrolled in Silliman University, lost her cash and valuables when two men snatched her bag while she was waiting for a ride along Hibbard Avenue, Piapi Dumaguete City at 10:30PM Friday night. The victim told police investigators that one of the male suspects grabbed her bag before fleeing to his companion on board a motorcycle. She tried to run after them to no avail. Meanwhile, another woman was also robbed of her bag while in the company of her sister and Turn to page 19

Hold up suspect mauled by concerned citizens

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t was such bad luck for one of the three suspects who held up two persons along Burgos Street, Dumaguete City, 1:00 AM Wednesday when he failed to escape pursuing bystanders who came to the aid of the victims. The suspect, who was arrested by the victim himself, was mauled by the responding residents and bystanders who went to the succor of the victims. The fallen robber, armed with an ice pick, was identified as Andro Catian, 20, Turn to page 19

Brgy kagawad, hubby nabbed for suertres

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t may spell doom for her political career, but the Philippine National Police scored another point with the arrests of a Barangay Kagawad in Cadawinonan, Dumaguete City and her husband for being allegedly involved with the illegal numbers game called suertres. The two were apprehended after members of the 705th Provincial Mobile Group led by Chief Inspector Julius Muñez seized illegal gambling paraphernalia inside their residence. The raid was conducted on the strength of a search warrant issued by Judge Antonio Estoconing of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 1. Appropriate charges were filed against the suspects who spent sometime inside the Dumaguete City PNP detention cell.

Real NBI arrests fake NBI on guns or failing to produce the necessary documents

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to prove ownership and even permission to carry firearms, two men were arrested by agents from the National Bureau of Investigation or NBI in Barangay Tubtubon, Sibulan in the act of purportedly selling it to a barangay councilman of the place. They would also be facing additional charge for allegedly impersonating a person of authority for claiming to be agents of the NBI. The two were identified as Federico Asenas Turn to page 19

lege through an insurance plan. There are many examples of God’s love piercing through life’s sad experiences; God takes the initiative, yes; we respond in love and commitment to a high purpose. So, what does our passage say to us in terms of God’s loving involvement in the unfortunate things that happen

(From page 10)

to us? One, we believe that it is God who is able to do something good out of anything that grieves or makes us hopeless. Two, the greatest demonstration of God’s love piercing through the world’s darkness is the story of the cross. And three, God calls us to love him and to live according to his purpose for our lives as our response to his loving initiative.

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GOLDEN SUN FINANCE CORPORATION “Attending to your financial needs is our business.” Offers: Real Estate Loans; Vehicle, Tricycle, Motorcycle Loans; SSS,AFP,US, GSIS Pension Loans; Teachers’ Salary Loans with 1.5% interest rate per month.

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Residencia Maximo Along E.J. Blanco Drive, Dgte. City Tel. No. 422-2361 “Ideal haven for visitors to unwind in a

spacious place away from home”

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Homesexuality ... (Tulabing) From page 8

they are persons and that they need to be respected as persons. The matter should be dealt with utmost sensitivity on the issue. The help to be given must be professional as well as personal. Homosexuality itself is not a sin. It is the homosexual acts which are intrinsically disordered. Sexual faculties are good and beautiful because they have been given to men and to women by God for a most noble purpose, the continuation of the human race. It is when man or woman uses sexual faculties against the purpose for which they are intended that sexual acts become sinful. In Genesis 1:27-28: “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.” So every sexual act must intend the multiplication of the human kind. It cannot be done by man and man or by woman and woman. The following are scripture passages which show that homosexual acts are not pleasing to the Lord because they are acts of grave depravity: Genesis 19:1-13; I Corinthians 9-10; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; and 1 Timothy 1:10.

Editorial

New Speaker ... (From page 4)

slipped and fell because of family relationship where he was weak. Yet we venture to reiterate that politicians are in power not for their sake but because the people put them there to look after the people’s interests. At the end of the day, regardless of who bangs the gavel in Batasan, the people want to see a Congress that is working for the people’s interests and not the interests of a few politicians. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 33 DUMAGUETE CITY SP. PROC. NO. 2008-4615 CHANGE OF NAME FROM ONIELA ALANUNAY TUBLE TO ONESA ALANUNAY TUBLE and CORRECTION OF ENTRY OF BIRTH FROM AUGUST 31, 1972 TO FEBRUARY 16, 1972, ONIELA ALANUNAY TUBLE PIÑERO, Petitioner, – versus – CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DAUIN, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x———————————————————————/

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A verified petition had been filed by the petitioner, Oniela Alanunay Tuble-Piñero, on 17 January 2008, through counsel, Atty. Alfredo M. Hermosa, III, praying that her first name be changed from Oniela Alanunay Tuble to Onesa Alanunay Tuble and also her date of birth from August 31, 1972 to February 16, 1972 in her birth record in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Dauin, Negros Oriental. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, let this case be set for hearing on 27 February 2008 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. Any person(s) having or claiming interest under the entries sought to be corrected, may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last day of publication of this order, file his opposition thereto. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the City of Dumaguete once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Solicitor General and the Local Civil Registrar of Dauin, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 18th day of January 2008 at the Second Floor, Hall of Justice, EJ Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City. (Sgd.) FE LUALHATI D. BUSTAMANTE Judge The Negros Chronicle Feb. 3, 10 & 17, 2008


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NOVENA TO SAINT RITA (Patroness of Impossible Cases)

O HOLY Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the hopeless and even of the impossible; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee grant that … (Here mention your request) as soon as God deems fit. Amen. This Novena must be said for 9 days, and then must be published if your petition is granted. Thank you St. Rita for the financial blessing received. –RBP-

NOVENA PRAYER TO SAINT JUDE O, Holy St. Jude the apostle and martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle, near Kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoked your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recoursed from the depth of my heart. And humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition. (Make your request). . . . In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked, St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoked thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days, On the eight day your prayers will be answered, for this Novena has never known to fail. Publish this once your wish is granted. Marichelle

All Memorial Plan are accepted except St. Peter Plan Inc.

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

DEED OF EXTRA JUDICIAL EXTRAJUDICIAL SE TTLEMENT SETTLEMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ATTY. PATRICIO L. VILLEGAS, namely, Adelina A. Villegas, and as Attorney-in-fact of Maria Teresa A. Villegas, Maria Cecilia V. Bael, Angelico Pio A. Villegas, Patricio A. Villegas, Jr. and as Attorney-in-fact of Imelda A. Villegas have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement on a parcel of land Lot 4825-G, Psd33984, being a portion of Lot 4875, with TCT No. T-12870, situated in Barrio of Jones, Municipality of Tanjay, Province of Negros Oriental, containing an area of 17,518 sq.m., per Doc. No. 106, Page No. 23, Book No. V, Series of 1998 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente S. De La Plaza II. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 2008

Church in Dumaguete offers paid positions Trained Music Teacher Direct and lead worship team --------------------------Trained cook/nutritionist Prepare daily meals Vegetarian diet --------------------------Journalist/Public Relations Director Coordinate a small fundraising team Write weekly newsletters Proficiency in Microsoft Word -------------------------Secretary Very good English and administrative skills, computer literate --------------------------

Please Contact: P. Tree Aluisy Greater Grace Church 422-8706 09206681320

All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 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 September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete VBranch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 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 September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Claro M. Recto Street Bayawan City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------AUCTION SALE

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The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announces the opening, for application or recommendation of the following judicial positions: 1. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (to be vacated upon the compulsory retirement of Hon. Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez on 28 February 2008); 2. Presiding Justice of the Sandiganbayan (vice Hon. Teresita L. de Castro, who was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on 1 December 2007); and 3. Two positions of Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals (vice Hon. Conrado M. Vasquez, who was appointed Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals on 28 November 2007, and vice Hon. Aurora Santiago-Lagman whose optional retirement was approved by the Supreme Court on 11 December 2007 and made effective on 16 January 2008) 4. Vacant judgeship positions in the following courts: RTC, Br. 57, Makati City METC, Br. 42, Quezon City RTC, Br. 18, Batac, Ilocos Norte RTC, Br. 27, San Fernando City, La Union RTC, Br. 40, Cagayan De Oro City 5. Judgeship positions which will be vacant due to the compulsory retirement of the incumbent judges in the following courts on the dates indicated in parenthesis: NCJR LAS PIÑAS CITY RTC, Br. 197 (2/21/08) QUEZON CITY RTC, Br. 89 (2/22/08) METC, Br. 75 (5/14/08)

REGION V CAMARINES SUR RTC, Br. 33, Pili (4/1/08) SORSOGON MTC Irosin (2/22/08)

REGION I LA UNION RTC, Br. 34, Balaoan (5/26/08)

REGION VI AKLAN RTC, Br. 9, Kalibo (1/25/08) CAPIZ MTCC, Br. 2, Roxas City (4/27/08)

REGION III ZAMBALES MTC, Zubic (3/01/08) REGION IV RIZAL RTC, Br. 77, San Mateo (3/14/08)

REGION VII CEBU RTC, Br. 59, Toledo City (3/20/08)

REGION IX ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE MTCC, Br. 1, Dipolog City (5/28/08) REGION X MISAMIS ORIENTAL RTC, Br.25, Cagayan de Oro City (5/23/08)

REGION XI DAVAO DEL NORTE RTC, Br. 34, Panabo (1/23/08)

Applications or recommendations for positions mentioned in nos. 1-3 must be submitted to the JBC on or before 21 JANUARY 2008 (Monday) and those in nos. 4-5, on or before 11 FEBRUARY 2008 (Monday) to the JBC Secretariat, 2nd Flr., Centennial Bldg., Supreme Court, Padre Faura St., Manila (Tel. No. 5529512; Fax No. 552-9598; e-mail address jbc_supremecourt@yahoo.com.ph). Applicants or recommendees must submit six (6) copies of the following: Application letter or Recommendation with the conforme of the recommendee in the letter itself or in a separate document. Personal Data Sheet (JBC Form 1 down-loadable from the JBC Website http//jbc_supremecourt.gov.ph) Proof of Filipino Citizenship ID Picture (2x2) ITR for the past two (2) years Clearances from NBI, Ombudsman, IBP Office of the Bar Confidant and employer Transcript of School Records Police Clearance from place of residence Certificate of Admission to Bar (with Bar Rating) Certificate of Good Standing or latest Official Receipt from the IBP National Treasurer. The JBC also announces that the following are applicants for different judgeship positions: REGIONAL TRIAL COURT (RTC): (REGION IV) MASBATE, MASBATE: (Br. 48) APOYA, Rosalito B; BIEN, Fred A.; BRIZUELA, Wilfredo L.; CABILES, Bernandino L.; VASQUEZ, Ricar N.; (REGION X) GINGOOG CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL: (Br. 43) AGUILAR, Samson A.; HALLAZGO, Manuel V.; MACABAYA, Bonifacio M.; MUSNI, Oscar P.; PADERANGA, Gael P.; MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT (MTC): (REGION III) SAN ANTONIO, NUEVA ECIJA: HERNAL, Mildred S.; PAYNOR, Emmanuel S.; PENGSON, Stanley Marvin J.; VILLAROMAN, Renato, Jr. A.; (REGION IV) CALAUAG, QUEZON: BESONAYA, Ma. Paz A.; FERNANDEZ, Fernando R.; TIONGSON, Evangeline V.; (REGION V) BULAN; SORSOGON: CARPIO, Emerson G.; CASALS, Ma. Lina Nieva S.; LANUZA, Alfonso Jr. D.; MUEGO, Josefina F.; MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURT (MCTC): (REGION V) CAPALONGASTA. ELENA, CAMARINES NORTE; LANUZA, Alfonso Jr. D.; NOBLE, Jean A.; ORQUIEZA, Mary June P.; REBANCOS, Eva L.; MANDAON-BALUD; MASBATE: APOYA, Rosalito B.; BACOLOD, Renante N.; BESONAYA, Ma. Paz A.; LIMYU, Alan B.; SAN FERNANDO-BATUAN, MASBATE: BAILON, Mariecris D.; FRANCISCO, Vicente B.; SERRA, Gina B.; PLACER-CAWAYAN-ESPERANZA; MASBATE: APOYA, Rosalito B.; BACOLOD, Renante N.; BESONAYA, Ma. Paz A.; CONAG, Dioscoro V.; LIMYU, Alan B.; The public may submit sworn complaint, written report, or opposition against any of the aforesaid applicants not later than 21 January 2008 (Monday) to the JBC Secretariat. All applicants for judicial positions must submit to the JBC ASAP via fax, mail or e-mail their updated JBC Form 1 (Revised September 2007). 9 January 2008. (Sgd.) MA. LUISA D. VILLARAMA Clerk of Court & JBC Ex Officio Secretary

M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City

Negros Oriental

All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 All unredeemed pledges from at 9:30 A.M. at this office September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to ---------------------------------------public auction on February 15, 2008 AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS at 9:30 A.M. at this office Tanjay Branch 2 -----------------------------------Nono, Limbaga Drive AUCTION SALE Tanjay City M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. All unredeemed pledges from Dumaguete City September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------------public auction on February 15, 2008 AUCTION SALE at 9:30 A.M. at this office M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS -------------------------------------Sibulan National Highway AUCTION SALE Negros Oriental M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS All unredeemed pledges from North Poblacion, Jimalalud September 1-30, 2007 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. at this office


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SCHEDULE OF TRIPS AND RATES EFFECTIVE MAY 19, 2007 ORIGIN

MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR COMPUTERS PROJECTORSCREENS LAPTOPS PRINTERS/HUBS AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENT FOR RENT FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 09197079402 * 09183531784

DESTINATION ETD DAPITAN 6:00AM DUMAGUETE 6:00AM 6:00AM CEBU 9:30AM TAGBILARAN 2:00PM 6:20PM CEBU 12:20PM DAPITAN DUMAGUETE 12:20PM TAGBILARAN 12:20PM CEBU 2:20PM DUMAGUETE DAPITAN 10:00AM TAGBILARAN 2:20PM 7:15AM 11:50AM CEBU 4:20PM TAGBILARAN 5:30PM DAPITAN 8:00AM DUMAGUETE 8:00AM

TOURIST BUSINESS ETA ACCOMMODATION CLASS CLASS 11:40AM TOURIST/BC 1,100.00 1,550.00 9:40AM TOURIST/BC 800.00 1,150.00 7:40AM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 11:20AM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 3:50PM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 8:00PM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 6:00PM TOURIST/BC 1,100.00 1,550.00 2:00PM TOURIST/BC 520.00 820.00 4:00PM TOURIST/BC 730.00 1,080.00 6:00PM TOURIST/BC 800.00 1,150.00 11:40AM TOURIST/BC 520.00 820.00 4:00PM TOURIST/BC 520.00 820.00 9:05AM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 1:40PM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 6:00PM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 7:20PM TOURIST/BC 500.00 800.00 11:40AM TOURIST/BC 730.00 1,080.00 9:40AM TOURIST/BC 520.00 820.00

Note: ALL TRIPS ARE UNDER LIBRE BALIK PROMO EXCEPT ROUTES WITH DUMAGUETE AND DAPITAN LINKS. CEB-TAG & V.V ONE WAY TRIP IS P300.00 ONLY TAGBILARAN OFFICE: (038) 235-3562 (038) 501-9023 0922-317-8314 DAPITAN OFFICE: 0918-28a5-9924 0922-692-9618

DUMAGUETE OFFICE: 0919-744-2648 (035) 226-1085/ 0922-957-6249

CEB-CEBU BAC-BACOLOD DAP-DAPITAN

TUBIGON OFFICE: (038) 508-8007 a0917-320-7492

HILONGOS OFFICE: (053) 567-8010 0918-536-5704 0917-325-6299

DUM-DUMAGUETE HIL-HILONGOS ILO-ILOILO

BACOLOD OFFICE: (Super Bullet Terminal) (034) 433-5359

ILOILO OFFICE: (Supercat Terminal) (033) 337-9914

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AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Main Office Legaspi Street In Front of Holy Child Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 14, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AD PPA AWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City

Unredeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on February 29, 2008 at our place of business.

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch I Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch III Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch II Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Sts., Dumaguete City

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch IV Twin Arcade Bldg., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 17, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 19, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

Sta. Rosa, Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-7384 Republic of the Philippines 7th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 64 Guihulngan, Negros Oriental SP. PROC. NO. 08-02-C FOR: CANCELLATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE NO. 99-1478 CARREN JOYCE M. PASCUA, Assisted by Parents, EFREN PASCUA and CAROLINE PASCUA, (Legal Guardians), Petitioner, – versus – THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CANLAON CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x—————————————————————/

O R D E R Petitioner, through counsel, filed a verified petition for cancellation of birth certificate of Carren Joyce M. Pascua in the office of the City Civil Registrar of Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, the National Statistics Office through the City Civil Registrar concerned be ordered to cancel petitioner’s birth certificate under Registry No. 99-1478. WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, and in compliance with the jurisdictional requirement of publication, let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks before the date of hearing, at the expense of the petitioner. Any interested party is hereby directed to appear on April 1, 2008 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court and show cause why the petition should not be granted. SO ORDERED. January 29, 2008, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

The Negros Chronicle Feb. 3, 10 & 17, 2008

(Sgd.) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge


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DUMAGUETE CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Cor. Cervantes & Dr. V. Locsin Sts. Dumaguete City STATEMENT OF CONDITION (Head Office and Branches) As of December 31, 2007

ASSETS Cash and Cash Items Due from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Due from Other Banks Financial Assets at Fair Value through Profit or Loss Available-for-Sale Financial Assets-Net

Held-to-Maturity (HTM) Financial Assets-Net Unquoted Debt Securities Classified as Loans-Net Investments in Non-Marketable Equity Security-Net Loans and Receivables Loans to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Interbank Loans Receivable Loans and Receivables – Others Loans and Receivables Arising from RA/CA/PR/SLB Other Financial Assets Equity Investment in Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Ventures-Nets (Net) Bank Premises, Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (Net) Real and Other Properties Acquired-Net Non-Current Assets Held for Sale Other Assets (Net) Due from Head Office/Branches/Agencies (Philippine branch of a foreign bank) TOTAL ASSETS

AMOUNT P 5,560,143.81 62,417,614.64 152,753,419.94 71,251,414.51 157,809,348.10 390,687,240.68 390,687,240.68 2,049,449.86 38,401,786.89 81,775,231.63 34,828,002.98

————————————— P 997,533,653.04 ======================

LIABILITIES Financial Liabilities at Fair Value through Profit or Loss P Deposit Liabilities 731,818,160.49 Due to Other Banks Bills Payable 60,133,193.80 a) BSP (Rediscounting and Other Advances) 2,280,000.00 b) Interbank Loans Payable c) Other Deposit Substitute d) Others 57,853,193.80 Bonds Payable-Net Unsecured Subordinated Debt-Net Redeemable Preferred Shares Special Time Deposit Due to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 153,839.61 Other Financial Liabilities Other Liabilities 52,414,512.49 Due to Head Office/Branches/Agencies (Philippine branch of a foreign bank) ---------------------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES P 844,519,706.39 ---------------------------------------STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Capital Stock P72,500,000.00 Other Capital Accounts 2,789,350.00 Retained Earnings 77,724,596.65 Assigned Capital --------------------------------------TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY P 153,013,946.65 --------------------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY P 997,533,653.04 ==================== CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS Guarantees Issued Financial Standby Letters of Credit Performance Standby Letters of Credit Commercial Letters of Credit Trade Related Guarantees Commitments Spot Foreign Exchange Contracts Securities Held Under Custodianship by Bank Proper 1,131.00 Trust Department Accounts a) Trust and Agency Accounts b) Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) c) Other Trust and Fiduciary Accounts Derivatives Others 62,031.00 ---------------------------------------TOTAL CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS P 63,162.00 ==================== ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Compliance with Magna Carta – 6% for Small Enterprises a. 6% Small Enterprises b. 2% for Medium Enterprises Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) Ratio of Non-Performing Loans to Total Loan Portfolio (NPL to TPL) Classified Loans & Other Risk Assets General provision for loan losses Specific provision for loan losses Return on Equity (ROE) DOSRI loans and receivables Ration of DOSRI loans and receivables to TLP Past due DOSRI loans and receivables Ration of Past due DOSRI loans and receivables to TLP Capital Adequacy Ratio (Solo Basis) a. Tier 1 (Solo Basis) b. Total (Solo Basis) REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DUMAGUETE CITY

0.00 21.52% 12.82% 25,461,598.47 6.10% 204,759,000.00 2,286,766.00 24,769,207.39 8.98 4,236,232.72 1.01% 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.12% 18.42%

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 7th day of February, 2008 at Dumaguete City, Philippines affiants exhibiting to me his/their Residence Certificate No. 01176256 issued at Dumaguete City on January 22, 2008 and Residence Certificate No. 01175791 issued at Dumaguete City on January 21, 2008.

The Negros Chronicle February 10, 2008

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MUMBAKI

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Greediness, avarice and voracity are just kind words to describe how our present set of political and civil workers have managed the people’s resources. The endemic and systemic culture of insatiable want for more material wealth is coupled with the grip and seizing of power at all costs and by all means, hook or crook. Our modern culture has come to so low in dignity that it apparently allows and tolerates greed so long as it is done in moderation. Greed is one, if not the only, instrument being used by the Prince of Darkness that could not be controlled in moderation because while the earth has provided enough resources for the survival of the human species, it is never enough to satisfy the greed of even just one person. Greed respects no bounds. Greed will always try to have it all. How much of real living have we

traded away for things that do not last? We trade healthy bodies for momentary excitement; personal integrity for fast fading wealth and power; honesty for lies; the all encompassing and living Word of God is traded for festival-laden religious rituals and sacraments. Moderate Greed is a counterfeit kind of life. It may fool some but never all and never God. It is sad that many people tolerate moderate greed to protect and preserve their own comfort zones. It is a happy day, however, that in the ongoing NBN ZTE controversy there is one JUN LOZADA and I am sure there are many more “Lozadas” out there who need our support and prayers as we join hands in the “death march” that would eventually lead to the victory of righteousness. Truly, we may have done many things in our lives that may be shameful, but whatever dignity is left within us we should mus-

Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar

joel_obar@yahoo.com

ter all courage and utilize it to advance the Glory of the Kingdom of God by doing the right thing and move this country from glory unto glory and from victory unto victory in Christ Jesus. I end with a Bible verse – “Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To whom be the glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 peter 3:17-18). E:mail – jcobar@gmail.com

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I/We, Rowena I. Buling and Ma. Vivian Joyce V. Sastrillo of the above-mentioned bank do solemnly swear, that all matters set forth in the above statement of condition are true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) ROWENA I. BULING and (Sgd.) MA. VIVIAN JOYCE V. SASTRILLO Comptroller Executive Vice-President

Doc. No. 79 Page No. 19 Book No. 6 Series of 2008

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City Hall VACANCIES LOOKING FOR JOB? (Part III) his is specially intended to QUALIFIED JOBLESS appli-cants in this re-

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

THIRTY YEARS AGO

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

PC Chief Ramos here vows military neutrality

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ebruary 12, 1978 —- Brigadier General Fidel V. Ramos, Chief of the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police directed all troops to desist from engaging in partisan politics during the April 27 elections to the Interim Batasang Pambansa. Gen. Ramos and a handful of Constabulary top brass planed in Dumaguete City in an unscheduled visit to personally convey the instructions of President Ferdinand Marcos calling on all members of the military to remain neutral in the coming polls.

“We, the law enforcers are strictly to remain neutral in the April 27 elections. Our primary concern will be to enforce the law and maintain peace and order so that the electorate can exercise their right and duty to vote peacefully without harassment

from anybody,” Ramos stressed. He later met with all Constabulary and INP commanders led by Lt. Col. Francisco Fernandez Jr. provincial and police superintendent at the local PC headquarters.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Guv welcomes returnees as Army, NPA clash anew

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ebruary 14, 1988 — Governor Emilio Macias II welcomed leaders and followers who claim to be ex-rebels, following their oaths of allegiance administered by Recom 7 Chief Brig. Gen. Mariano Baccay Jr. The eight ex-rebels surrendered to the 325th PC Co. in Guihulngan accompanied by one Rev. Pastor Samuel Rivera. They yielded assorted firearms and ammunition to the military after they were picked up in Barangay Bairan, Vallehermoso. Meanwhile, rebels hit two paramilitary troopers while two other rebels were

killed in separate encounters this week, ironically following the call for peace during the Tripartite Conference on Peace and Order. The two paramilitary troopers were injured on February 9 in Sta, Catalina when

sive dubbed “Oplan Puksa” a follow-up of Oplan Halungkat the previous year. In a separate clash, two rebels were killed while another was believed seriously injured in Barangay Apoloy, Siaton.

government soldiers mounted a military offen-

TEN YEARS AGO

Air mail service stopped! Church looks for quality bets

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ebruary 16, 1998 —- For the last several weeks, there was no more air mail service direct from Dumaguete City to the outside world. This is because the Philippine Airlines is demanding that the Philippine Postal Corporation has not paid its P 90.6 million debt to PAL and thus forcing it to halt receiving air parcel from Phil. Post. Until this time the account has not yet been settled. Phil. Post , a government controlled corporation, took over the defunct Bureau of Post. Meanwhile, the Diocese of Dumaguete the voice of the people through a workheaded by Bishop Angel Lagdameo has ini- shop on what kind of leaders the people tiated a novel move through the Diocesan of Dumaguete need and want. Over 90 Electoral Board, composed of a cross sec- percent of the electorate in Dumaguete City belongs to the Roman Catholic tion of the community that seeks to hear Church.

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vered University Town of Dumaguete who might wish to start a career with government. This official list is furnished to the CHRONICLE by City Hall. Please address your applications to The City Mayor,Agustin Perdices, or the City Personnel Officer Ruperto Tenorio Jr. , with or without political backers. Please feel free to inform us if your applications are ignored or rejected and for what reason. This is in pursuit of public transparency and accountability. This way, you can help rid government of political patronage.

(FUNDED POSITIONS) XIII. CITY HEALTH OFFICE 1. One ( 1 ) City Health Officer I Item # 4411-02 Salary Grade 24 Basic Qualifications ; - Doctor of Medicine - 5 years as medical practitioner - Training none required - R.A.1080

3. One ( 1 ) Heavy Equipment Operator II Item # 8751-35 Salary Grade 6 Basic Qualifications ; - High School Graduate or completion - of relevantVocational/trade course - experience & training none required - Heavy Equipment Operator/ - MC 11, s. 1996- Cat II

2. One ( 1 ) Medical Officer IV Item # 4411 – 03 Salary Grade 20 Basic Qualifications ; - Doctor of Medicine - 1 year experience - 4 years of relevant training - RA 1080

4. One ( 1 ) Administrative Officer III Item # 8751-101 Salary Grade 18 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree - 1 year of relevant experience - 4 hours of relevant training - CSC Professional

3. One ( 1 ) Public Health Nurse I Item # 4411- 16 Salary Grade 12 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - experience & training none require - RA 1080 4. One ( 1 ) Nurse I Item # 4411- 23 Salary Grade 10 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - experience & training none required - RA 1080 5. One ( 1 ) Midwife II Item # 4411- 26 Salary Grade 8 Basic Qualifications ; - Completion of the Midwifery course - 1 year of relevant experience - 4 hours relevant training - R.A.1080 XIV. CITY SOCIAL WELFARE & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 1. TWO ( 2 ) Senior Day Care Worker Item # 7611-28 & 31 Salary Grade 8 Basic Qualifications; - High School Graduate - 1 year of relevant experience - 4 hours of relevant training - Eligibility none required 2. One ( 1 ) Utility Foreman Item # 7611- 70 Salary Grade 6 Basic Qualifications ; - Elementary School graduate - Experience, training & eligibility - none required XV. OFFICE OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS AFFAIR 1. One ( 1 ) Social Welfare Officer I Item # 7622- 02 Salary Grade 11 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job - Experience & training none required - R.A. 1080 2. One ( 1 ) Clerk II Item # 7622-04 Salary Grade 4 Basic Qualifications ; - Completion of 2 years studies in college - Experience & training none required - CS Sub-professional XVI. CITY VETERINARY OFFICE 1. One ( 1 ) Livestock Inspector I Item #8721- 14 Salary Grade 6 Basic Qualifications ; - Completion of 2 years in college - Experience & training none required - CS Professional 2. One ( 1 ) utility Worker II Item # 8721-36 Salary Grade 3 Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience, training & eligibility - none required 3. Two ( 2 ) Utility Worker I Item # 8721 - 26 & 40 Salary Grade I Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience , training & eligibility - none required XVII. CITY ENGINEERS OFFICE 1. One ( 1 ) City Engineer Item # 8751-01 Salary Grade 25 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering - 5 years in the practice of engineering - Training none required - R.A.1080 2. One ( 1 ) Engineer III Item # 8751-64 Salary Grade 19 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering - 2 years experience in the practice - of engineering - Training none required - R.A.1080

5. One ( 1 ) Clerk III Item # 8751-105 Salary Grade 6 Basic Qualifications ; - Completion of 2 years in college - Experience & training - CS Sub-professional XVIII. CITY ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES OFFICE 1. One ( 1 ) City Economic Enterprises Office Item # 8811- 01 Salary Grade 25 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration/ - Management or any degree relevant - to the job - 5 years in the position involving - management/supervision - 40 hours of training on management / - supervision - CS Professional or its equivalent 2. Two ( 2 ) Market Supervisor III Item # 8811-03 & Tem # 8812 – 01 Salary Grade 18 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree - 2 years of relevant experience - 8 hours of relevant training - CS Professional 3. One ( 1 ) Project Development Officer I Item # 8811- 06 Salary Grade 11 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the job - Experience & training none required - R.A.1080 4. One ( 1 ) Supply Officer I Item # 8811-07 Salary Grade 10 Basic Qualifications ; - Bachelor’s Degree - Experience & training - none required - CS Professional 5. One ( 1 )Utility Foreman Item # 8811- 09 Salary Grade 6 Basic Qualifications ; - Elementary Graduate - Experience, training & eligibility - none required 6. One ( 1 ) Utility Worker II tem # 8811- 20 Salary Grade 3 Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience , training & eligibility - none required 7. Five ( 5 ) Utility Worker I Item # 8811- 24,25,35,36 & 53, Item # 8812-06 Salary Grade 1 Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience, training & eligibility - none required 8. Four ( 4 ) Metro Aide II Item # 8811 – 12,13,14 & 16 Salary Grade 4 Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience, training & eligibility - none required 9. One ( 1 ) Electrician I Item # 8812- 03 Salary Grade 4 Basic Qualifications ; - High School Graduate or completion - of relevant vocational / trade course - Experience & training none required - Electrician ( Building Wiring ) ( -250 Volts ) ( MC 11, S, 1996-Cat. II ) 10. One ( 1 ) Driver I Item # 8811- 05 Salary Grade 3 Basic Qualifications ; - Elementary Graduate - Experience, & training none required - Eligibility – Driver’s License - ( MC 11 s. 96-Cat. II XIV. CITY HEALTH OFFICE / OPER. OF CEMETERIES 1. One ( 1 ) Metro Aide II Item # 8841-01 Salary Grade 4 Basic Qualifications ; - Must be able to read & write - Experience, training & eligibility - none required

NOTE : Publication and posting of list of vacant positions is mandated under RA 7160 and Civil Service Rules and Laws before an appointment for the same may be issued. Prepared by : Approved : (SGD) RUPERTO C. TENORIO, JR. (SGD) Hon. AGUSTIN R. PERDICES City Human Resource Officer City Mayor


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Let’s STOP the Thieves ! TO ALL CONCERNED: We, the residents of Dr. Meciano Road, Dumaguete City are appealing and asking for your help and immediate actions. We had been victimized and apprehensive of being robbed again by roaming thieves here in our place. It is a daily occurrence. Everyday, valuable things are lost in our neighborhood. Majority of the cases are unreported to the police for lack of trust that the crime will be solved. The thieves are getting bolder and holder each day. They’re not afraid of the police because they’ve been in and out of jail and still roaming free. Our constant fear is the safety of our lives and properties that someday someone might get hurt or killed by these bandits. Let us not wait anymore that things will get worse. Please PNP do your job. Our watchdogs in media please have our attention. And to our elected government officials ... please act on these one now. To the brave residents of Dr. Meciano Road ... let’s get rid of these criminals now and make our place a better one to live.

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NOTICE OF AUCTION All unredeemed pledges left during the month of September 2007 of the ff. CEBUANA LHUILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on February 15, 2008 at Satellite Public Market, Bais City (8:30 a.m) * Aguinaldo Street, Bais City * Satellite Public Market, Bais City at Nono Limbaga Drive, Tanjay City (8:00 a.m) * National Hi-way, Tanjay City * Magallanes Street, Tanjay City * Nono Limbaga Drive, Tanjay City * Poblacion Amlan, Negros Oriental at Rizal Blvd. Dumaguete City (8:30 a.m) * Public Market Sibulan, Negros Oriental * North Road Bricktown Daro, Dumaguete City * 149 Gov. M. Perdices St., Dumaguete City * Mabini Cor. Pinili Street, Dumaguete City * Cor. Cervantes & Independencia Street, Dumaguete City * #57 Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City * Building 5, Public Market, Dumaguete City * Noblefranca Street, Dumaguete City * Rizal Blvd. Dumaguete City * Cor. Maria Cristina & Legaspi Street, Dumaguete City * Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City * San Jose St., Dumaguete City at North Poblacion, Larena Siquijor (8:30 a.m) * North Poblacion, Larena Siquijor * Atad Street Public Market, Siquijor, Siquijor at National Highway, Siaton, Negros Oriental (8:30 a.m) * National Highway Siaton, Negros Oriental * Poblacion Basay, Negros Oriental * 1160 Rizal St., Tinago, Bayawan, Negros Oriental at Poblacion, Jimalalud, Negros Oriental (8:30 a.m) * Poblacion, Jimalalud, Negros Oriental * Corner S. Villanueva St., Guihulngan, Negros Oriental * Door 3, Public Market, Tayasan, Negros Oriental * 295 Lumbangan, Mabinay, Neg. Or.

Food as medicine “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Hippocrates, 400 BC

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oday, good nutrition is very necessary to a healthier and longer life span. Alarming reports state that at least four of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S. (including the Philippines) – heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer – are directly related to what and the way to eat. This is an ominous warning to all of us Filipinos who are known to savor fried or fatty food rich in bad cholesterol (LDH), the culprit of most cardio-vascular attacks. We must always be conscious and careful of the food we eat whether at home, in parties or in fiestas. This needs true self-discipline.

Just to mention a few common diseases and its possible prevention through correct nutrition. For instance, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) can begin in early childhood, but the process can be successfully halted and even reversed – if you make healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle. Another condition is osteoporosis. In this illness, the gradual bone thinning could be slowed down if you consume enough calcium, maintain adequate Vitamin D levels, add mineral supplements, exposure to morning sunlight to get adequate ergosterol and participate in weight-bearing exercise. If you are geneti-

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cally predisposed to diabetes, but able to keep your weight within a healthy range through diet and exercise, this metabolic disease may never strike you. There are other diseases which could be prevented through good nutrition. Essentially, the secret to good nutrition are balance diet, eating varities of nutritious foods and in moderate amount. Therefore, to stay healthy, your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins – in the three main components of nutrition.

Dumaguete tops ... (From page 2) gional Director, Region VII, dated December 27, 2007, he congratulated Cristina M. Merced, Dumaguete City Treasurer for making it No. 1 again. He further said that to increase its efficiency, the City Treasurer ’s Office should conduct comprehensive tax collection campaign per barangay and to intensify other collection strategies to enhance its performance ratings. (Andre Noel A. Tumulak) EXTRA JUDICIAL SE TTLEMENT EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF EST ATE AND SALE OF ESTA UNDIVIDED PORTION NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late SERGIO ELMAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Sale of Undivided Portion on Lot No. 5840, Pls-847, covered by OCT No. FV-24651, located in Nasig-id, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 24,085 sq.m. in favor to Teodulo Elmaga per Doc. No. 121, Page No.26, Book No. I, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Atty. Alex Andrew P. Icao. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 3, 10 & 17,2008

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The Negros Chronicle Feb.10, 2008

(Sgd.) FE LUALHATI D. BUSTAMANTE Executive Judge

NO TIME

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do, Must hurry off and get to work, For bills would soon be due. And so I rattled a hurried prayer, Jumped up from off my knees. My Christian duty now was done, My soul could be at ease.

for GOD ?

All through the day I had no time, To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends, They’d laugh at me I feared. NO TIME, NO TIME, so much to do, That was my constant cry. NO TIME to give to those in need; At last, t’was time for me to die…. And when before the Lord I came, I stood with downcast eyes, With his hands He held a book, T’was the BOOK OF LIFE. He looked into the book and said, “Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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cjomartinez@yahoo.com

(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: elydejaresco@yahoo.com – EDITOR)

Kung Hei Fat Choi ! Some of the more than 20 houses of about 32 squatter families in Zone 1 Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City, which are literally sitting on top of the creek where wastes from the Silliman University Medical Center emit foul odor and display evident water discoloration. Residents here are worried sick that they would soon lose their homes after Mayor Agustin Perdices stated in no uncertain terms that he would get rid of them before March ends. The affected residents are pleading for the mayor to lift a finger and at least help them find a decent and litigation-free lot including the means to build their homes.

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n a bid to address the growing fears that the protection dike cannot hold big floods from inundating at least four barangays namely Poblacion 1, 2, 3 and Caticogan, the Mining and Regulatory Board in Negros Oriental will start rechanneling the Siaton River this month.

This after it struck a “good” deal with a private contractor which also won the right to build the Panglao International Airport in Bohol. Provincial Attorney Erwin Vergara, also the co-chair of the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board representing Gov. Emilio Macias II, said that the project is urgently needed to repair the damages of the river banks which

require funds in millions. The private contractor, which promised to do the project in exchange of exclusively extracting the aggregates from the river and transporting them to Bohol for the airport’s construction, aims to finish the rechanneling work that stretches four kilometers by June with the use of the company’s heavy Turn to page 19

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elieving that this would probably ith the arrival of hundreds of be their last card, residents who more troops in the province to built their houses on top of the boost the anti-insurgency drive creek in Zone 1 Barangay Looc, particularly in Southern Negros, Dumaguete City and who have residents in Tamlang Valley parbeen given 30 days by Mayor ticularly in Sta. Catalina are apAgustin Perdices to vacate the pealing to the Armed Forces of area have appealed for the support the Philippines to spare the civilof the public and other local govians from harassment and posernment officials. sible harm once the military launches its full-scale operations. They hope that the people would help Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa them convince the mayor to abandon his plans of evicting them from their homes Sta. Catalina President Rolando Cañete, without any clear relocation site as pur- said that the residents are becoming alarmed and afraid that they might be caught in the portedly promised to them by Perdices Turn to page 18 Turn to page 19

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hile strongly defending his decision to construct a permanent place for the Sidlakan Village, Governor Emilio Macias II said that he is willing to allow the conduct of Buglasan Festival in any month of the year if it’s the desire of the majority. Macias reiterated his stand that the Freedom Park should be free from hosting the Buglasan Festival because it must remain a wholesome place for the family. However, some local government officials point out that they have already come to terms with the establishment of a permanent location for the towns’ booths and Turn to page 20

oth consumers and farmer-producer raised a collective howl of protest over the policy that prohibits marketgoers from buying in retail under the Bagsakan concept which had its dry run recently which forced Provincial Agriculturist Gregorio Paltingca to allow the resumption of retail marketing.

Farmer-producers complained that if the policy goes on they will not be able to sell all of their farm produce. On the other hand, market goers also grumbled because if prevented from buying retail they would have to go to the Dumaguete city public market instead to purchase goods at higher prices. Turn to page 19

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he western world welcomes the New Year on January 1 after the celebration of Christmas holidays. Unlike the western calendar, however, a big part of asia celebrates the New year following their own lunar calendar which revolves around the moon, thus the Chinese new year takes place on different days on different years. This year Chinese New Year fell on February 7, 2008. This new year formally commences at the beginning of Spring, thus it is known as the spring festival. Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar with eqach month beginning on the darkest night. A big part of Asians celebrate the lunar new year with a lot of noise, firecrackers and dragon dances to welcome the new year with good fortune and cast away the evil and misfortunes of the previous year.

New Year’s eve, as with westerners, is well celebrated among the Chinese, it is a time honored tradition to be celebrated with the family, a special occasion when family members wear red clothes to signify joy and good fortune; a time for reunion to honor the elders and the ancestors, and the most awaited part is the distribution of the gift lucky money in red envelopes known as ang pao. Red symbolizes fire and drives away bad

A chinese dragon dance visiting businesses to bring good luck

luck. The abundance at the family table augurs well for coming year, with the overflowing of fruits and sweets signifying abundance and prosperity. Among businessmen, it is a tradition to welcome the dragon dance into their business on the New Year to bring

good luck to the business with the loud cymbals and firecrackers. Some of the popular personalities born on the year of the rat are William Shakespeare and Mozart. Those born on rat years tend to be leaders, pioneers and conquerors, charming, pas-

sionate, charismatic and hard working. As we start this new year, whether in the western or Chinese calendar, may each one of us be blessed with good health, good fortune, peace and joy in our hearts and fraternal love to all.

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The stock market will falter dependent as it is from foreign “hot money.” Interest rates would likely rise to reflect the growing risk of lending to companies which could affect inflationary rate targeted at only 2.8% in 2008. American company losses might reduce the business of Business Outsourcing (call centers) to the country (second biggest next to India) and the pressure to keep employment in the USA high will challenge the Yankee wisdom of outsourcing jobs to countries like the Philippines. American dollar remittance to the Philippines will be reduced. But the continued appreciation of the peso to P37:US$1 as forecasted will make available (less) Philippine pesos for consumer spending and invest and smaller that then they were at rates of US$1 to P56 last year. This could lead to smaller volume purchases of cars and real estate buildings which are dependent on OFW money. Smallest real estate companies could collapse from weak market demand. Large Philippine banks and insurance companies who invested in commercial papers linked the US sub-prime market could suffer losses. How large that could be will foretell the strength of the

Philippine financial system – circa 2008. Will this happen? The Finance Department, BSP and the NEDA had come out strongly in defense of the Philippine economy – that her strong “economic fundamentals” with a huge US$ 34-Billion dollar reserves – will enable the country to withstand the impending USA recession. This time let us all hope that prophecy will also be selffulfilling. But how much confidence do investors have today in the Philippines? How much triggerhappy are consumers to day enough to make their purchases now rather that postpone them? The next few weeks will be crucial. Let us watch what happens in Washington first. For Comments: email to bingo_dejaresco@yahoo.com.ph or bohol-rd@mozcom.com

From page 4 larly Government infrastructure. The corrupt vultures which had made the Philippine tag as “the most corrupt in Asia” are therefore again salivating. Mega projects protected by Executive Agreements – without the threat of audit – will again flourish in gay abandon. The Philippine economy will grow on the burdened backs of Filipinos who will eventually pay all the loans of these projects – while the contractors and corrupt government officials make obscene bay. GMA also said the Philippines will be least affected since the Philippines now exports only 18% of its goods to the USA compared to 28% back then in 2001. It is a short sighted view that fails to recognize that the other countries who will be negatively affected by the US recession will also not buy as much Philippine goods and services as before. It is almost impossible to “decouple” any economy from the impact of American’s recession. Without sounding alarmist, we are worried that if the USA recession becomes a hard-core reality soon, the Philippines will suffer some economic debacles.

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Rotary Club of Dumaguete East headed by Pres. Dr. Ceasar Rana went to Poblacion, Zamboanguita last Sunday, February 3, 2008 and conducted a free medical-dental clinic and also donated books to 2 high schools and 2 elementary schools in the said municipality. The club was able to service 250 consultations and gave medicines as well as vitamins and clothing to the less fortunate constituents of the said municipality. RC Dumaguete East would like to thank Mayor Kit Marc Adanza for accomodating the group and hosted lunch after the clinic. The club also would like to thank the volunteer doctors and dentist and nurses who came with us and rendered their services for free. The group proceeded to the beach area of PP Jul Gallogo at Mojon, Dauin after lunch and had a fellowship the whole afternoon.

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he presiding judge of the special drugs court in Negros Oriental will assume shortlyh as the newly designated Regional Court Administrator (RCA) in the 7th judicial region in Region 7. Until his official assumption in Lapulapu Cebu, he will continue hearing cases in Dumaguete. Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno des-

ignated Tan of RTC Drugs Court Branch 30 , under the newly formed Regional Court Administration Office (RCAO), with region 7 as the pilot area. The creation of the RCAO was an offshoot of the study conducted by the Asian Development Bank. His office seeks to decentralize the functions of the Office of the Court Administrator to facilitate judicial operations in major he GEA Events Productions will showcase the various Mossimo undergarments in a four-in- regions of the country. one fashion show entitled D’RAMP: a Post-Valentine Fashion Show for a Cause on February The RCAO will be pi-

Mossimo Fashion Show at El Camino Blanco

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loted in the 7th judicial region covering Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor and will be based in Lapu-Lapu City Hall of Justice in Cebu. Judge Tan said the office has direct supervision over the first-level and second-level courts, thus plays a very vital role in strengthening the link between higher and lower courts and in the more efficient service to the citizenry by frontline courts.

16, 2008 (Saturday), 9:00PM at the El Camino Blanco, Dumaguete City.

This is an evening of sexy fashion & glamour featuring MOSSIMO, Waterlily/ Mixed Berry, IL Primo, & the HOTMEN COLLECTIONS of Harley Ruedas. The proceeds of this event will be donated to the

TB-DOTS Center (as a primary beneficiary). A Go-See/ Screening for the qualified Mossimo models was conducted last January 25, 2008 to wear the various collections to be featured during the show. The Screening Committee are

composed of Mr. Manolet Teves of Dumaguete City Tourism Office; Mr. Jasun Penales, Chairman of the event & Mr. Toto Marquez, General Manager & Creative Director of GEA Events Productions. There were about 14 as-

Foundation University Organizes YWES MAGENTA D.VILLEGAS

I BoC to raise capital to P15B n an effort to preserve the Banica River and promote projects that

are environment and youth centered, Foundation University hosts a session on Youth for Wellness, Environment, and Sports Pro-

gram (YWES). This took place last Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the James Herring Audio Visual Room in Founda-

By: DORIS C. DUMALAO

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edium-sized Bank of Commerce plans to jack up its capital to P15.3 billion this year from P8.3 billion following the entry of San Miguel Corp.’s retirement fund and property units into the bank.

The amount will be raised through the sale of P2 billion in new common shares to anew local investor group by end of March and the offering of P5 billion in subordinated or tier 2 (capital) notes and hybrid notes, BoC President Raul de Mesa said in a press briefing on Tuesday. De Mesa said the aggressive capital-raising would

fund strategic expansion and the possible acquisition of another bank should a good opportunity arise. He added that the bank’s board recently approved a plan to seek from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas a license for expanded commercial banking. “By the end of the year we’ll exceed P15 billion and this will fund our re-

quirements for ATM (automated teller machine), investment in technology, branch expansion and increase in assets,” De Mesa said. For this year, the bank plans to boost its core lending business by P5 billion from about P30 billion in 2007, focusing on two specific niche markets- the so called “progressive status seeker” group and traditional family-oriented enterprising people.

piring applicants who made it in the said screening and are qualified to wear the Mossimo Collections during the fashion show. Tickets at P120 (gen. admission) and P150 (with sure seats) and available at Biz Hub Internet Café, IL Primo, El Camino Blanco, and Steds Convenience Store.

tion University. This event was organized by Foundation University’s Institute of Youth Sports for Peace (IYSPeace) and the Student Council, with the purpose of briefing Barangay Captains and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairmen of Dumaguete City and the Municipality of Valencia on the components of the YWES Program. This was done to secure the Brgy Captains’ and SK Chairmen’s support for the implementation of projects focusing on environmental issues, specifically on the preservation of our Banica River. This was also carried out to identify priority and doable projects for immediate implementation within the period of incumbency of recently sworn into office Brgy officials and SK chairmen. Barangay Captains and Sk Chairmen from Dumaguete City, and from the Municipality of Valencia, graced the occasion and listened as Dr.

RADIO CLINIC

EYE, EAR, NOSE, NECK AND THROAT SURGICAL SPECIALISTS Dr. Simon Flores (left) and Dr Gamaliel Garcia expound on Meninggococcemia and Goiter , during the regular Thursday RADIO CLINIC over DYEM Energy FM’s “Dumaguete Tonight” premier public affairs talk show hosted by Florence Baesa and Bong Torino. Both hold clinics at the Silliman Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

Aparicio Mequi of Foundation University shared some projects that could be initiated, implemented, and managed by the youth to better aid environmental preservation. “Our youth and our environment are intertwined, one cannot function well without the other,” Mequi stressed on his speech about the impor-

tance of the youth and how they could help protect our environment. The said event was spearheaded by Dr. Mira Sinco, Foundation University President, Dr. Aparicio Mequi, Dean of Foundation University Graduate Studies and Chairman of IYSPeace, and Foundation University Student Council.


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Looc creek ... (From page 16) before the elections. Claiming to have earned the sympathy of Vice-mayor Woodrow Maquiling, the residents would like the public to “pressure” the mayor to categorically state whether he has a place for them to transfer. The residents, most of

whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the mayor promised them months back that he would not evict them for as long as there is no budget yet for the plan to put concrete cover over the creek and that they can be relocated in a lot in Barangay Candau-ay which they later found out to be not feasible since the city and the private owner are still locked in a court battle over it.

While the city government claims that the decision to evict them now is to improve the sanitation of the area, most residents suspect that it was meant to accommodate the constant demand of Jabel Building administrator, a certain Enriqueta Abrea and the owner of an imposing structure owned by Nilda Abardo Favillaran, which the residents labeled in

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as the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. No more mirror of being and appearances, of the real and its concept. Traditional concepts of perspective and reasoning are undermined completely by the electronic means of information, which rub out the differences between cause and effect, ends and means, subject and object, active and passive. Something has disappeared. Another argument is that reality shows glamorize surveillance, one of the hip attributes of the contemporary world and an entree into the world of wealth and celebrity. Perhaps, it should not be a cause of alarm. It is after all only for entertainment. Or perhaps, it could contribute to social development if Reality TV will live up to fulfil the democratic promise of an emerging interactive economy, turning passive cultural consumers into active ones who can star on shows or vote on their outcomes. Great care though should be taken so as not to lose the ability to distinguish between being the actor and the spectator and should be aware on how its potentials to affect, even command our thoughts and behavior. Values should not be compromised neither should be the power to choose and decide. It should also not take us away from what is happening in the real world and how we can make a mark to make it better.

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a mixture of awe and disdain as the “White House.” They claim that the two wanted them out. For Abrea in order that the airconditioning system of the building could function well since the squatters’ houses prohibits the circulation of cool air and for Mrs. Favillaran, it was meant to allow her car to finally be parked inside the compound.

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Church officials ... From page 2 government resources “to block the truth from coming out.” Arroyo’s administration is again at the receiving end of criticisms after former Philippine Forest Corporation President testified before the Senate that he was

Bagsakan ... (From page 16) Governor Emilio Macias II said that it would be wise for consumers to group together so that they can buy in volume and gain from wholesale prices. City Market Administrator Engineer Ronnie Fortin agreed with the observation that the Bagsakan concept flopped as declared by businessman Alex Sy who saw firsthand the hostile reaction of the public. He also offered to help farm-producers, many of whom are known to be sympathizers of the Maoist movement in the past and who have since returned to the folds of the law, the possibility of selling their produce in Barangay Bajumpandan and Bagacay.

Siaton river ... (From page 16) equipments. With this development, the Capitol has also suspended the permits granted to small-scale mining companies whose operations solely depend on the demand which is usually low and intermittent.

Real NBI ... (From page 9) and Ronnie Anasario of Bais City. They yielded a Colt .45 pistol with four live ammunition and a .357 caliber revolver with two live bullets. It was learned that the .357 caliber revolver would have been sold at P2,500 had the operatives arrived late. The arrests came after concerned citizens told lawmen of the presence of the suspected gun dealers.

Japanese ... (From page 9)

friends at about 4:45 Monday morning, the victim 29- year-old Joanne Caballes, along with her sister Ginalen Caballes, Mylene Omnos and Caesar Laro were on their way home from work to Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City. However, while traversing the National Highway in front of Jollibee North, two unidentified suspects in a red aura motorcycle suddenly overtook from behind them and snatch her bag. Fearing that they might meet an accident, the victim let go of her bag which contained a gold bracelet and wallet.

abducted by men on Environment Secretary Lito Atienza’s orders ostensibly to prevent him from attending the investigation of the ZTE-NBN contract which was allegedly bloated because FG Arroyo, former COMELEC Chair Benjamin Abalos and others received huge kickbacks for its approval. The ZTE –NBN project intends to connect all government agencies and LGUs into one network superhighway to facilitate better exchange of information. The deal has since been scrapped by PGMA while Abalos resigned as Chair of the COMELEC.

Tamlang folks ... (From page 16) crossfire once the military launches its offensives against the CPP-NPA. The farmers’ leader vowed to cooperate with the military to prevent this. He also strongly denied the notion that they are sympathizers of the rebels. However, he also confirmed the presence of armed men who are not residents of the place and who would ask for food from the villagers. Meanwhile, PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe strongly disputed the assertion of the Promotion for Church People’s Response that a number of families have already fled from their homes in the aftermath of an encounter between the army and communist rebels in Sitio Bantulinao, Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina.

CRIPS man ... (From page 9) San Juan Street of this city. The victim is identified as Jun Cris Batulan, 24, of Judyville Subdivision, Boloc-boloc, Sibulan. Initial probe disclosed that the victim was just standing along the street when a motorcycle with two men on board appeared and shot the victim hitting his left knee. The suspects were only known in their aliases as Gory and Patrick and are reportedly members of the BLOODS.

Hold up ... (From page 9) of Mangnao Dumaguete City. His two alleged accomplices identified as Jessie Misamis of Canday-ong and a certain Brod-brod of the same place managed to escape and are now being hunted by lawmen. The victims Romeo Orbita, 33, of Tinago and Merly Sotillo, 24, of Daro Dumaguete City told investigators that the suspects armed with an icepick, knife and a gun approached them while they were standing at the side street and declared holdup. The victims were divested of their cash worth Php 8,000 and two mobile phones.

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However, those interested to avail of the scheme are required to purchase a special meter reader which would costs more than Php 1,000.00. In order to further explain the scheme to the member-consumers the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II has scheduled a meeting in its conference room on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 in the morning.

Vergara defends ... (From page 2) chieftain that the area of operations falls under the ancestral domain. “This is probably a case where the tribe leaders want to get a share of the proceeds from the mining operations,” Vergara surmised. Apparently, the company owned by Rene Armogiente, the vicemayor’s nephew, found a “willing buyer” of copper

PNP says ... From page 2 it was only the military that opened fire but conceded that there were armed men roaming the area who would even enter the houses of the villagers to ask for food. Col. Buenafe denied the allegation stressing that based on the report filed by the 61st Infantry Battalion, government troops and insurgents traded fire. In fact, the slain rebel tested positive of gun powder nitrates which indicate that Yap did fire his gun. Yamoc went on to accuse the military of abducting her son Reynold Carillo, 18, and forcing him to serve as guide to the military. She was joined by Carmen Arante, 53, who said that the military mauled her husband upon his arrest on January 25. Kilusang Magbubukid Secretary General Danilo Ramos identified the missing husband as Biano Arante, a local member of the militant peasant group. He was allegedly taken by elements of the 61st IB to also serve as guide in its offensives.

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he Office of the Dumaguete City Veterinarian is conducting a “Free Castration” of amle dogs from Feb ruary 11 to March 28, 2008. Dr Lourdes S. Socorro, City Veterinarian of Dumaguete said this is one of the activities that has been given priority by their office to reduce the overpopulation of dogs here in the city. She is requesting all barangay captains to monitor the population of dogs in their respective barangays and submit its report to the City Veterinary Office. Those interested owners are advised to call the Office of the City Veterinarian at telephone no. 4228128 for scheduling or visit them at the 2nd floor, building II of the Dumaguete City Public Market Complex. Dr Socorro further said that the month of March is Rabies Awareness Month. There will be a Veterinary Welfare Mission at the Quezon Park from March 3 to 14, 2008 with the following free services: -Free deworming of dogs and cats -Free treatment of dogs and cats -Free rabies vaccine (registration of P100.00/dog will be paid by dog owners)

and sulfur wastes called tailings. The buyer is Philpost, a company that manufactures fertilizer based in Isabel, Leyte. Hence, Rene Amorgiente applied for a permit last year before the PMRB to extract the tailings, which contrary to the tribe’s assertion, are the ones polluting the water and preventing the growth of agricultural products mainly rice. The removal of the tailings is supposed to be the sole responsibility of the defunct CDCP. With the possibility of finally getting rid of the thou-

Congressman Orlando Fua of Siquijor voted “No” because Speaker Jose de Venecia has been consistent in helping the lone district of Siquijor.

sands of tons of mineral refuse, provide employment opportunities to about 400 town residents with Php 200.00 daily wage and the building of a 4kilometer road that would be used in transporting the extracted tailings to the Poblacion on to the barge for Isabel Leyte, the Board approved a 60-day special permit on late January this year only. Basay Mayor Camanaque went to the Capitol in order to defend not only his Vice-mayor but also the activity since he sees nothing wrong with it ex-

cept that it generates revenues to the local government. Nevertheless, Vergara stressed that field agents of the PMRB will be going to the area for the probe including an ocular inspection before the Board decides whether the Amorgientes viloted their permit. The PMRB is haired by Region 7 DENR head Roger De Dios with members Mrs. Cana Solum, Mrs. Medalla Siva representing small-scale mining operators, PNOC representative for the large-scale operators and a representative from Ting Matiao Foundation for the NGO.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND PARTITION

Libel continues ... (From page 4) cause he could not afford a lawyer to defend him. It was like a boxing match where the other boxer lost by default because he could not afford to buy boxing gloves. Now, the publicity about the new House Speaker Nograles, good or bad, almost never fails to make reference to that “burlesque king” event years back. The incident, which is better left forgotten, almost always earns a line or two in news items about the new House Sepaker. The sex episode until now fails to elude the lubricious embrace of news articles about Nograles. This unsavory incident trails him like a lurking shadow beneath a sunshine. It is a story as salacious as the incident itself. I will not be surprised if in the quiet depths of Nograles’ conscience, he could be regretting having had to file that haunting libel case. This episode could very well have been buried a long time ago, if he had just let go of it.

NOTICE is hereby given that Albert Jose O. Austero and Floricito O. Austero, the only heirs of the late FLORA O. AUSTERO have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Partition on personal properties in the form of retirement benefits with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) of Flora O. Austero, being a former government employee per Doc. No. 72, Page No. 16, Book No. I, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Roy GS Lozano. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 2008

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How they voted ... From page 1 “yes” to declare the speakership vacant. Third District Rep. Pryde Henry Teves last Friday told the CHRONICLE in an interview over “Dumaguete Tonight” over DYEM ENERGY FM, that he would have voted “no” because he believed that there was no valid issue against De Venecia except plain politics. Teves added that he does not know what kind of “change” will be effected if de Venecia was replaced since Nograles was not yet nominated prior to that. Teves described the speakership “coup” as nonsense and did not deserve his positive vote. Siquijor lone district Rep. Orlando Fua voted “no” to the de Venecia ouster saying that Siquijor district has nothing against de Venecia and found no reason to replace him. In all, there were 174 YES votes as against 35 NO votes and 16 abstentions.

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From page 1 military man charged with illegal possession of firearm and drugs is giving threats to his life. After the murder, the ex-military man has disappeared from his usual safe house in Bacong. Col Buenafe who has already the identity of the suspect is not at liberty to disclose his name pending his arrest shortly. The local PNP is known for its expertise in hot pursuit operations in that several top suspects were arrested even as far as Manila and Mindanao. It means that the local PNP is sending all units the alert status on the suspect’s possible whereabouts. HOW IT HAPPENED. The slain officer lives in Camanjac, Dumaguete. At past 8pm Tuesday, officer Arabe got a call from his cell phone that the Bacong police station will be attacked, he rushed back to Bacong, only to know that the call was a false alarm. What he did not know perhaps was that on his way back to Camanjac, the gunman or his escort, were already following him until he was a perfect target in a dark grassy nook in Motong near the Calvary chapel. He was hit at the back of his head. Based on trajectory, the .38 caliber was fired higher down to the head of Arabe indicating that the gunman was taller and was firing at close range. This means , it

Buglasan date ... From page 16 even appreciate this development. “He probably missed the whole point,” remarked one local chief executive from the North. What they wanted is for the Buglasan Festival to be held back in October when most businesses are in need of help from the government as it is considered a lean month and when most local government units are not busy preparing for their own fiesta and Yuletide presentations.

Biggest cime Negros Or. ... From page 1 ... cial Police Office as

From page 1 Region 7’s Best. Meanwhile, army advance teams have already arrived to inspect sites that will be the headquarters for the additional troops send to check NPA’s determined desire to regain a strong foothold in the province after the government successfully dismantled several guerrilla fronts in Cebu and Bohol. The 79 th Infantry Battalion’s base camp will be in Siaton town South of Negros, Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City in Central Negros will serve as the headquarters of the 302 nd Brigade but the camp of the 15th Infantry Battalion in the

and BM SK Wed Ann Sol Diorec of Tayasan. Participating in the public hearing were 25 chairpersons of environment committees of Sanggunians from different towns and cities of the province. Chairpersons of Disaster Preparedness Councils of the province and LGUs were also present. Others present north is still undisclosed. With superior number of troops available, the Armed Forces of the Philippines expects the communist insurgency will collapse because it would significantly reduce the capability of the CPP-NPA to mobilize its forces and mount attacks.

were the PNOC people, the National Power Corp, National Irrigation Administration and the DPWH officials. CENRO Fabre identified the following disaster-prone areas which have been subjected to floodings, soil cracks, landslides, fault lines, cracks and fissures: Flooded areas were pin pointed in Guihulngan, Tanjay, Dumaguete, Bayawan, Siaton, Sta Catalina, and Basay. Ground failures in Mabinay, La Libertad, Guihulngan and Siaton. Faults,cracks, landslildes, and fissures in: Nabinlan, Pinucaunan, Vallehermoso; Tupas Ilaya in Tayasan; Mauina, Sta Cruz Nueva, Tanjay city; Pal-ew Tanjay; Guiliga-on, Siaton; San Agustin Bagayasan, Bayawan and Sto Nono, Tanjay city.

was fired from a motorcycle running behind him. Neighbors thought it was a traffic accident . When the traffic cops arrived, they found Arabe slumped in the canal with his .45 still intact and his cellphone down. The suspect who called is now being traced as he made that call to Arabe. OFFICERS ANGRY. The slain police officer was a competent officer and a gentleman, said Col Buenafe. This has caused the officers ranks of the PNP to raise bad blood on the murderer. Many officers, including those who are not assigned to the task, are in their own ways helping in the investigation, intelli-

gence gathering and spotting the whereabouts of the suspect. Their strongest suspect was the ex-military man who was said to be threatening Arabe. Although Arabe was said to be pro-Yee in the last elections, the present leadership does not have enough motive to kill a man who is exercising his democratic right of choice. He was investigating though, a murder case during the last elections. There was also no arrest of Suertres operations in that what is left is the possible motive of the exmilitary man whom the PNP declined to indentify. He is survived by his wife Magdalena, eldest son Ramsey, 22; April, 20; Sherwin 19 and Rowena 17. He will be interred on Feb 16.


Vol. 2. No. 43 Dumaguete City Pilipinas, MIYERKULES,

Pebrero 6–12, 2008

Atul sa Ceremonial Awarding sa kapulisan sa Provincial Command giawhag ni Col. Omar Buenafe nga dugangan ang ilang paningkamot ug lig-onon pagayo ang ilang pagpatuman sa balaod hinungdan sa nahitabong pagalerto sa mga residenti sa Lunsod sa Santa Catalina diin nasayran ang presensiya sa mga NPA gikan sa Bohol. amatay gayud atul sa engkuwentro didto sa bukirang bahin sa Lunsod sa Santa Catalina ang usa ka Alias Dax (hulagway sa tuo) nga gituhuang miyembro sa rebelding gikan sa lalawigan sa Bohol. Si PNP Provincial director Col. Melvin Buenafe mikompirmar nga aduna pay nahibiling sakop ang namatay diin mi iskapo atul sa engkuwentro tali sa 61st Infantry Batallion. Nakuha usab ang ubay ubay nga nagkadaiyang klasi sa armas de fuego atul sa pagsinukliay ug bala.

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ng duha ka police officers gikan sa Baguio City Police Office miserbe sa warrant of arrest nga giluwatan ni Judge Iluminada Cabato sa Branch 59 sa Regional Trial Court sa Baguio City gumikan sa sumbong “ Rape through sexual assault and slight physical injuries” batok sa Iranian National. Ang girekomendar nga piyansa 400 mil pesos.

Usa ka snatcher nga nasikop sa dalan Real ning dakbayan. Si Alex Pasko, 23 anyos taga Valencia Boloc Boloc South Cotabato. Nagpuyo sa Tubtubon, Sibulan. Milabni kini sa bag sa biktima nga may sulod nga P3,500 ka pesos ug usa ka cellphone nga Nokia 6610.

Giklaro ni Mark Raygan Garcia, Director sa Office of Information and Publications sa Silliman University nga ang nasikop nga Iranian National nakahimo sa giingong krimen sa dihang dili pa siya tinun-an sa unibersidad. Ang arresting officers mipresentar sa warrant of arrest ngadto kang Dr Ben Malayang III nga Presidente sa Silliman University. Tungod niini nagtigum ang mga opisyal sa unibersidad lakip na ang duha ka

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pat ka mga gikatahapan ang nasikop sa Task Force 24 kagahapon sa hapon sa sunod-sunod nga operasyon niini sa mga dapit ning syudad nga gihugpa-an sa guinadiling droga.

Ang unang nasikop mao si May Flor Garcia 18 anyos dalaga taga Zone 4 barangay Looc ning syudad. Nakuha gikan kaniya ang duha ka sachet nga gitoho-ang may sulod nga shabu. Ang ikaduhang nasikop giila nga si Jeofrey Belen 24 anyos ulitawo taga Tabuc-Tubig ning syudad. Nakuha gikan kaniya ang usa ka sachet sa shabu. Nasikop siya sa Upper

Lukewright. Ang ikatulong nasikop mao si Lusito de Vera 38 minyo molupyo sa Zone 4 barantgay Looc. Nakuha gikan kaniya ang tulo ka transparent plastic. Ang ika upat nga nadakpan mao si Leny Jane Sabanald 23 dalaga taga Zone 4 Looc gihapon. Nakuha-an si Sabanal ug us aka sachet nga gitoho-ang may sulod nga shabu. Ang team nga misikop sa

upat ka suspects gipangulohan ni Atty. Dominador Cimafranca. NBI Senior Agent Miguel Dungog, Nick Tagle, SP01 Manuel Sanchez, P03 Glenn Corsame sa PDEA ug Aldrin Ramirez sa CIDG, Looc barangay kagawad Merlindo Tamayo, DOJ Representative Ramonito Astillero. Sa barangay DOS misaksi si Kagawad Joel Las Pinas, ug mga sakop sa Media Jojo Fabillar ug Niel Rio.

abogado niini. Didto usab ang director sa kapolisan sa lalawigan Sr/ Supt Melvin Ramon Buenafe. Gihatag ngadto sa Silliman ang responsibilidad niini isip extended family ug pagtuman sa balaud. Sa wala ang pormal nga pagtugyan sa tinun-an ngadto sa awtoridad gipasabot sa mga abogado sa unibersidad ngadto sa nasikop nga Iranian ang iyang katungod ug gipasabot kabahin sa giluwatan nga warrant of arrest. Gipahibalo na sa tunghaan ang Iranian Embassy sa kaulohan bahin sa insidente.

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ipahalipayan ni Governor Dodo Macias ang 61st Infantry Battalion nga nagmalampuson sa pagsumpo sa napulo ngadto sa kinse ka mga armadong mga tawo nga gituhoang mga sakop sa New People’s Army didto sa Barangay Talalac, Sta Catalina. Niadtong Lunes sa rebelding komunista sa Occidental. buntag naengkwentro sa usa pagpangrecruit ug Masaligon ang ka platoon sa 61 st IB ang pagpanghasi sa mga tawo. nga mga armadong mga tawo Sumala sa gobernador, gobernador th diin usa ang namatay sa nagsugod na sab ug magmalampuson ang 79 IB habig sa mga rebelding pagpangulekta ug revolu- ubos sa pagpangulo ni Col Porlucas sanglit kabisado sa komunista. tionary taxes ang mga NPA. Giangkon ni Governor Midugang si Macias opisyal ang Negros Oriental. Dodo Macias nga rebel nga ang 79th Infantry Battal- Hinuon miingon ang corrigidor ang maong lugar. ion nga moabot karong gobernador nga dili pure Oyon usab ang gobernador unang semana dinhi gikan sa military solution ang sa pagdugang sa presensya Bohol maoy mopuli sa 61st himuon sa military kun dili sa militar sa dapit aron Infantry Battalion nga kabigon niini ang mga kapugngan ang mga balhinon didto sa Negros sibilyan nga dili magpadani sa mga rebelding komunista.

Auxiliary Police gilauman ni mayor Perdices

Lalaki gipusil M sa Amlan patay Patay ang usa ka lalaki human pusila didto sa Angatan, Amlan. Ang biktima giila nga si Darwin Suelto, 24 ulitawo taga sitio Kambakulong, Amlan. Sumala sa report nanihapon ang biktima sa dihang nakadawat kini

ug text message. Dali kining milakaw ug sa dihang miabot kini sa nahisgutang lugar gipusil kini makadghang higayon saw ala mailing suspetsado. Ang biktima nga naigo sa iyang ulo ug kalawasan namatay diha-diha.

Nakita gikan sa nahitabo-an sa krimen ang empty shell sa caliber 45 ug slug. Gisusi pa sa kapolisan ang motibo sa krimen ug si kinsa ang mga respnsable sa kamatayon ni Suelto.

NPA dinhi sa Central Visayas gipalig-on ang ilang puwersa agpalig-on karon sa ilang Fuersa ang Central Visayas Regional Party Committee sa New People’s Army dinhi. N Tungod niini gikatakdang moabot sunod bulan ang usa ka batalyon sa mga sundalo gikan sa Bohol. Mao kini ang gitino ni Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe director sa kapolisan ing lalawigan nga nahinabi

sa mga tigbalita. Matud ni Col. Buenafe ang 500 ka mga sundalo sakop sa 79 Infantry Batallion nga nagbase sa Bohol. Gani ang commander battalion nakahimo na ug survey sa kabukiran sa Negros Oriental.

Hinoon gitataw ni col. Buenafe ang usa ka Batalyon sa mga sundalo gawas sa paggukod sa giingong mga sakop sa New People’s Army nga mitapon dinhi sa probinsya gikan sa Bohol, mopalig-on usab sa Civil Military Padayon sa pahina 4

alaumon si Mayor Agustin Perdices nga maduso na sa konseho and pag-umol ug auxiliary police. Matud ni Mayor Perdices nga dunay pag-abag nga mahatag ngadto sa kapolisan ning syudad nga nagkulang sa mga police personnel. Gitataw hinuon sa Sa pikas bahin, mayor nga nga sukwahi sa mipasalig si Myor Perdices Bayawan City and auxiliary sa kapolisan sa dakbayan police sa syudad dili ubos kang Supt Dionardo hatagan sa mga tag-as nga Carlos nga dugang tabang sa armas de fuego sanglit igo mobility ug komunikasyon man lang kining moabag sa ang itunol sa local nga kapolisan. kagamhanan. Gain dili pa Ang mga sakop sa lang dugay nga gitugyan sa konseho mopahigayon ug syudad ang handheld radios lakbay aral ngadto sa ngadto sa kapolisan ning Bayawan City aron personal dakbayan. Samtang andam Mayor PERDICES nga masuta ug makita ang usab mohatag ug repeater bag-ong naumol nga auxil- ang syudad ngadto sa iary police didto. kapolisan kun pangayuon kini sa police force.

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sa ang patay sa habig sa rebelding komunista sa nahitabong engkwentro tali sa mga sakop sa 61st Infantry battalion didto sa Sitio Bantulinao, Barangay Talalac, Sta Catalina niadtong Lunes sa buntag. Matud ni Negros Orien- Nahitabo ang kinse minutos nga wala ilhi hangtud karon tal Provincial Police Office nga sinukliay ug bala. Ang ang namatay nga nakuhaan Director Melvin Melvin mga rebelde misibat ug granada ug mga Ramon Buenafe, usa ka pla- padulong sa Northeastern subersibong dokumento. toon sa 61st IB ang nagronda direction. Gibiyaan ang usa Midugang si Buenafe nga sa dapit dihang na ka kauban niini nga nakalas ang patayng lawas gidala sa engkwentro niini ang mga atol sa engkwentro nga Sta Catalina Police Station napulo ngadto sa kinse ka nahitabo. Sa habig sa apan walay tagtungod nga mga armadong tawo nga kagamhanan, wala hinuoy mi-clai8m sa patayng lawas. gituhuang mga sakop sa naangol. Sumala ni Buenafe, Matud ni Col Buenafe gikuhaan Padayon sa pahina 4 New People’s Army.


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ng kontrobersyal nga si kanhi City Schools Division Superintendent Licerio Napao milingkod na human makadawat ug kamanduan gikan kang Education Secretary Jesli Lapus. Apan ang kasamtangang OIC Victoria Galgo miingon nga magpaabot pa siya sa orihinal nga kopya sa kamanduan una mobiya sa iyang pwesto. Si Galgo maoy gitudlong edukasyon sa higayon nga posisyon sanglit si Napao City Schools Division Super- makadawat siya sa orihinal wala makapasar sa intendent sa Bayawan City nga kopya sa kamanduan. Superintendent’s Examinasamtang si Dr Milagros Velez Samtang si Velez tion nga usa sa mga rekisitos sa Bayawan maoy mopuli miingon nga wala siya’y sa posisyon sa Negros Orienkang Napao ning dakbayan sa mahimo gawas sa pagsunod. tal Division. Apan si GoverDumaguete. Mahinumduman nga nor Macias miingon nga ang Matud ni Galgo bisan nahimong kontrobersyal ang mahinungdanon alang kaniya subo apan mosunod siya sa pagrekomendar ni Governor nga makahimo sa trabaho si kamanduan sa kalihim sa Dodo Macias kang Napao sa Napao.

Dry run sa bagsakan sa PAO nagubot

John Sagang nagpuyo sa Hagunoy Drive, Brgy. Southern Junob, ug usa ka Security Guard, nangawat kini ug gel, tungod lang wala kini’y kwarta. Mipadayag kini nga nangawat sa usa ka Department Store ning dakbayan sanglit gikinahanglan kaayo ang maong pahapsay sa buhok.

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isugdan niadtong Biyernes sa tungang gabii ang dry run operation sa Basakan Center diha sa Tabo sa Pao. Molanat kini hangtud alas nueve sa buntag.

Tungod niini gitambagan ni Provincial Agriculturist Gregorio Paltinca ang manindahay sa merkado publiko nga mopalit ug binulto. Ang dry run gipahigayon uban sa pagabag sa Dumaguete City Market Enterprises Office ug sa City Agricuture’s Office aron hapsay ang operasyon sa bagsakan cen-

ter. Ang pumapalit u gang kunsumidor gidasig sa pagrup-grupo ug mopalit ug dinaghan aron makapahimulos sa wholesale prices. Samtang, gibutyag ni Governor Dodo Macias nga sulayan sa lalawigan ug sa syudad kun epektibo ang bagsakan center. Matud sa

gobernador nga anha sa PAO ang bagsakan center. Gibutyag ni Macias nga kun dili mosaler naglaraw sila ni Moyor Agustin Perdoces nga magtampotampo ug tag-usa ka milyon ka pesos aron maoy mopalit sa mga mag-uuma ug ibaligya sa merkado publiko sa mas nga presyo. Kini haron makapahimulos ang publiko sa mas baratong mga produkto sa uma.

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alay gahin ang lalawigan sa Negros Oriental alang sa 30 ka mga barangay ning syudad nga magsaulog sa ilang fiesta nga pagahatagan kaniadto ug tag 25 mil pesos sa probinsya.

Mao kini ang giangkon ni Governor Dodo Macias nga nahinabi sa DYEM Energy FM Dumaguete Tonight. Hinuon miasalig si Gov Macias nga mangita ug pondo alang niini. Matud niya nga tun-an pa kini. Sa sayo pa si kanhi Gobernador ug karon Kongresista George Arnaiz

mitagana ug 25 mil pesos alang sa mga barangay ning syudad nga mosaulog sa ilang pangilin samtang laing 25 mil pesos nga counterpart sa dakbayan. Ang paghatag 50 mil pesos sa mga barangay gitumong nga dili kini mopahigayon ug tigbakay aron makakuha ug pondo

alang sa mga kalihukan sa fiesta. Sumala ni Gov Macias, giduol siya ni ABC President Konsehal Raul Infante ug gipangutana kun ipadayon ba niini ang naandan nga paghatag sa lalawigan ug 25 mil pesos. Apan miingon si Governor nga iyang tun-an ug pangitaan pa kini ug pondo.

Gob. Macias mimando nga ipagawas ang P15M

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imando ni Governor Dodo Macias ang pagpagawas sa kinse milyones pesos alang sa mga proyekto sa probinsya nga giila sa hunta probinsyal.

Mao kini ang usa sa mga gipadayag ni Governor Macias sa iyang State of the Province Address. Ubayubay ang gibatbat sa gobernador nga ipatuman

karong tuiga. Kini naglakip sa pagbaton sa Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital sa mga ekipos nga gikinahanglan. Laing gusting makab-ot

sa gobernador mao ang hingpit nga pagtapos sa Negros Oriental Convention Center , pagpurga sa kabataan sa pre-school, pagpangandam alang sa PrePadayon sa pahina 4

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ioyonan sa City Peace and Order Council ang 150 mil pesos nga gahin karong tuiga alang sa City Disaster Coordinating Council.

Kini ang gipahibalo ni City Defense Deputized Coordinator Randy Saldua. Sumala ni Saldua ang kantidad gamiton sa pagpahigayon ug orientation

ug seminars. Kini naglakip sa bomb threat orientation and drill alang sa CDCC members, mga kawani sa City Hall lakip na sa pribadong sector

ug NGOs. Gamiton usab ang pondo alang sa Fire Prevention Month, tinuig nga Disaster Consciousness Month karong Hulyo. Naglakip kini Padayon sa pahina 4

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iklaro ni Mayor Agustin Perdices nga dili kini supak sa mga lungsod nga mamahimong syudad. Ang gisupak niini mao ang pag-exempt a

napulog unom ka mga syudad sa nasud sa mga rekitos. Gipasabot ni Mayor Perdices nga ngil-ad kaayo nga dunay balaod kabahin sa requirements sa paghimo sa usa ka lungsod ngadto sa syudad apan dili masunod. Ubos sa Local Government Code kinahanglan dunay kita ang lungsod nga moapply alang sa cityhood ug cien milyones pesos matag tuig, 150 mil nga population ug gidak-on sa lungsod. Matud ni Myor Perdices, tungod sa pagkahimo sa napulog unom

ka mga lungsod nga syudad bisan kun dili kwalipikado ang syudad ang dakbayan sa Dumaguete nakuhaan ug 20 milyones pesos sa Internal Revenue Allotment niini. Gipasabot sa mayor kun wala pa mahimo ug syudad ang napulog unom ka mga lungsod ang dakbayan sa Dumaguete duna untay 26 milyones pesos nga IRA. Apan nahimo na lang kining seis milyones pesos. Ang seis milyones pesos matud ni Mayor Perdices kulang pa ibayad alang sa mandatory dies porsyento nga usbaw sa sweldo sa mga kawani sa gobierno.

Miingon ang mayor kada tuig nagkadaku ang expenses tungod sa deliver sa basic services unya nagkagamat ang IRA. Hinuon midugang si Mayor Perdices nga ang syudad dili dependent sa IRA. Seisenta porciento sa gahin niini gikan sa IRA ug 40 porciento locally generated income dili sama sa ubang syudad nga 90 porciento gasalig sa IRA. Nanghinaut ang mayor nga dili moabot ang panahon nga manaktak kini ug mga kaswal nga kawani tungod kay walay ikasweldo.

Sensilyo nakapalit ug computer?

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anjay City Division nakakuha sa labing daghang personal computers gikan sa kampanya sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas nga “Tulong Barya”.

Sa napulog lima ka dibisyon sa rehiyon syete, ang Tanjay City Division maoy naswertehan nga makakuha sa labing daghang computers. Ang Tanjay City gipangulohan ni Dr Profetiza Lim nga aktibong mipatuman sa kampanya nga miresulta sa pagkolekta ug kapin sa 18 mil pesos nga gihatag sa misalmot nga mga tunghaan sa dibisyon. Napulog walo ka units sa personal computers ang gitugyan ngadto sa Tanjay City Division atol sa gipahigayon sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Dumaguete City Branch. Ang computers gidawat nila ni Dr Lim, Milagros Manaquil nga Coordinator sa

Tulong Barya sa dibisyon. Ang Dumaguete City Division nakakuha ug siyam ka computers, Mandaue City Division sa Cebu nakadawat ug unom ka computers, Cebu Province Division duha ug ang Division sa Cebu City, Bohol, Siquijor ug Negros Oriental nakakuha ug tagsa ka computer. Ang BSP mihatag ug 510 ka units sa Personal Computer sa nagkadaiyang mga tunghaan tibuok Pilipinas nga misalmot sa Tulong Barya para sa Eskwela Campaign nga gilunsad sa miaging tuig. Chairman sa Committee on Personnel sa konseho ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete mihulga nga hayan makulban gyud sa kaldero ang mga

kawani sa City Hall nga magbulakbol sa ilang trabaho. Mao kini ang gipahimangno ni Konsehal Espiridion Catan kinsa senior member usab sa Committee on Good Government and Public Ethics sa iyang privilege speech atoll sa regular session sa konseho niadtong niaging Huwebes. Sumala ni Konsehal Catan duna pa gihapon siya’y makitang mga kawani sa city hall nga manyangge, maginom ug mosimba bisan oras pa sa trabaho. Giangkon ni Konsehal Catan nga sa 51 niya ka tuig nga panerbisyo sa kagamhanan, nagpabadlong usab siya kaniadto. Apan nagbag-o siya gumikan sa disciplinary Padayon sa pahina 4


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Mao kini si Raffy Aba 23 anyos ang biktima sa pagpanunggab, ang suspetsado mao si Juffrey Neo, taga Tanjay City.

Mayor sa Bais City nabalaka nga manaktak kini sa mga kawani

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abalaka ang Mayor sa Bais City nga moabot ang panahon nga manaktak kini ug mga kaswal nga mga kawani sa City Hall kun hingpit nga mapasar ug maduso pagka-balaod ang House Bill 24 nga miluagluag sa Rekisitor alang sa pag apply sa Cityhood sa usa ka lungsod. Matud ni Mayor Tata Villanueva nga nahinabi sa DYEM ENERGY FM Dumaguete Tonight maghugtanay na sa bakus ang Bais City aron dili ma-apektohan ang paghatag sa syudad sa basic services ngadto sa mga tawo. Ang Bais City usa sa nagprotesta niadtong lunes pinaagi sa pagbutang ug black arm bands. Ang mayor’s league hugtanon nga misupak sa House Bill 24 nga

NPA guikan ... Gikan sa pahina 2 na ug paraffin test ang namatay sa PNP Crime Laboratory. Ang usa ka platoon sa Philippine Army gipangulohan ni Lt Florendo ug padayon nga mipahigayon sa pursuit operation. Hinuon, walay mga sisbilyan nga naapektohan sa nabanhaw nga panagsangka sa kabukiran sa Sta Catalina. Midugang si Col Buenafe nga wala usay gikataho nga namakwit sa dapit. Mahinumduman nga giangkon ni Col Buenafe nga dunay miabot nga mga rebelding komunista dinhi sa lalawigan gikan sa Bohol human kini ma disbanded. Gipalig-on karon sa NPA ang Central Visayas Regional Party Committee. Tungod niini, gikatakdang moabot sunod bulan sa lalawigan ang usa ka battalion nga sakop sa Philippine Army 79th Infantry Battalion. Apan giklaro sa direkto sa kapolisan nga dili sinuklia sa bala ang tuyo sa tropa kung dili palig-unon usab niini ang Civil Military Operations sa Kabukiran. Giangkon ni Buenafe nga dili bugtong bala lang ang sulbad sa suliran sa insurgency kun dili pagsusi sa ugat sa problema.

gipangamahan ni Kongresista Dulce Hoper sa Sibugay Zamboanga. Ubos sa House Bill 24 inay Cien Milyones pesos nga tinuig nga kita sigun sa gisabak sa local government code ang angkonon sa usa ka lungsod una maka-apply pagka syudad himoon na lang kini nga 50 Milyones pesos. Butang nga gisupak sa mga mayor. Sumala ni Mayor Villanueva kinahanglan sundon ang ana-a sa Local Government Code. Sanglit kun luag-luagan ang Reskisitos daghan na ang mamahimong syudad ug mas mogamay ang bahin sa mga syudad sa ilang Internal Revenue Allotment kun (IRA) Gihimong panag-ingnan ni Mayor Villanueva ang Bais City. Nga sa dihang wala pa mahimo nga syudad ang 16 ka mga lungsod

Sensilyo ... Gikan sa pahina 3 action nga iyang naangkon ug hinayhinay nga pag-bag-o sa iyang kaugalingon. Gitataw ni Konsehal Catan nga sakit man sa iyang kabubut-on apan kadtong magmagahe sa ilang ulo bisan pa sa mga pahimangno, makulban gyud sa kolon.

Gob. Macias ... Gikan sa pahina 3 Qualifying Games dinhi alang sa Olympics, pagtapos sa legislative building sunod bulan o sa Marso alang sa mga sakop sa hunta probinsyal, paghimong functional sa Mabinay Cave, Baslain Hot Spring sa Dauin, Balanan Lake, Lake Balinsasayaw restaurant, Sidlakang Negros Village ug uban pa. Gihatagan ug dakung pagtagad sa gobernador ang health programs ug turismo sa probinsya.

niadtong Mayo sa miaging tuig ang iyang dakbayan may ;36 milyones pesos nga IRA apan sa dihang nahimong syudad ang 16 ka mga lungsod ang ilang Internal Revenue Allotment nahimo na lang nga Tres Milyones pesos. Kun ang kasamtangang 120 ka mga syudad madugangan ug 16 pa ka dakbayan moabot na kini ug 136 ka syudad. Sa ato pa ang Bais City matud ni Mayor Villanueva makuha-an ug tag dos milyones pesos sa ilang IRA matag tuig. Samtang gibutyag usab ni Mayor Villanueva nga ang lungsod sa Valencia nga gikatakdang mo-apply alang sa Cityhood karong 2009 dili kwalipikado ubos sa Local Government Gikan sa pahina 2 Code. Operations niini. Gibutyag ni Col. Buenafe nga ang pag-abot sa mga rebelding komunista dinhi gitino usab sa nasikop nga NPA nga si Fernando Mahilom. Si Mahilom mibutyag nga human ma-disbanded ang mga rebelding komunista sa Bohol mitapon kini dinhi sa Negros Oriental ug gipalig-on ang Central Visayas Regional party command. Hinoon nagdumili sa pagbutyag sa mga tigbalita si Col. Buenafe kun si kinsa ang nagulo karon sa Central Visayas Regional Party Command sa NPA.

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adayon nga gipanid-an sa kapolisan ang mga magtutudlo sa nagkadaiyang Kolehiyo ug Unibersidad dinhi nga giingonong a l a m b i g i t

sa pagamit sa guinadiling druga. Giangkon sa director sa Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe nga dunay reports silang nadawat kabahin sa mga magtutudlo nga tigamit ug ginadiling druga. Giklaro ni Col. Buenafe nga dili lang ang Silliman University nga dili pa lang dugay

duha ka mga magtutudlo niini ang nasikop samtang nagpahigayon ug Pot Session sa usa ka pribadong pinuy-anan nga gipanag-iya sa usa ka retired History/Philosophy teacher ug contractual teacher sa Department of Speech. Matud ni Col. Buenafe sa ubang tungha-an dinhi duna usay mga reports kabahin sa pipila ka mga magtutudlo niini nga

tigamitan sa ginadiling druga. Apan nagdumili si Col. Buenafe sa pag-ila sa mga tungha-an. Iyang gipasabot nga padayon ang monitoring aron kapanalipdan ang mga tinunan sa pipila ka mga magtutudlo nga magpabadlong.

Gokdon sa PNP ang mga illegal nga sugal

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ipaabot ang dugang pagpangsikop ug pagpangronda nga himoon sa 705 th Provincial Mobile Group batok sa illegal nga sugal ug pagpayuhotsa loose firearms. Mao kini ang gipanganti ni Chief Inspiector Julius Muñez pangulo sa 705 th PMB nga nahinabi sa mga tigbalita. Ang 705th PMB mao’y napiling Best Provinail Mobile Group sa Rehiyon Siete sa gipahigayon 17th PNP Recognition Day sa miaging semana didto sa Cebu. Sumala ni Chief Inspector Muñez bisan sa mga kakulian nga ilang masugatan sa ilang kampanya batok sa illegal nga sugal nga gitawag

ug Swetres dili kini mamahimong babag sa ilang kampanya. Usa sa gitumbok ni Muñez ang korte mimando nga dadon gilayon sa hukmanan ang ibidensya nga makuha ug dili na iagi sa Provincial Police Office alang sa imbentaryo. Apan mipasabot si Chief Inspector Muñez gikinahanglan pa nilang i-booking ang madakpan ingon man paghimo ug subay sa mga ibidensya nga masakmit. Bisan ku dili kayo kusog

ang pagpayuhot sa loose firearms dinhi sa lalawigan ug agi dinhi sa probisnya subling bantayan ug higpitan sa 705th PMB ang pagbantay sa pagsulod sa mga paltik nga armas nga gikan sa Danao, Cebu. Sumala ni chief Inspector Muñez, dali ra ang pagtabok gikan sa Cebu padulong nganhi sa Negros Oirental ilabi na nga daghan ang entry points sa lalawigan gikan sa Sugbo.

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Minor (4-11 yrs. old) 50% discount will apply base on regular rate

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