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VOL. 33 No. 36

Dumaguete

President Arroyo here on Feb. 19 L’kaichong now LAKAS

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Philippines,

Sunday

Anti-terror bill ex-deal for pork?

FEBRUARY 11, 2007

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Another international confab here Feb. 22

Remollo: “almost there” Umbac: a welcome bet Both the Remollo and the incumbent Perdices camps are keeping close watch on each other’s respective movements even as all ex-City Mayor Felipe “Iping” Remollo can say is that he “is almost there,” without giving details.

First district congressional aspirant and La Libertad Mayor Joselyn SyLimkaichong,(left) has been accepted “with open arms” by the ruling Lakas CMD party and was immediately sworn in by no less than Speaker Jose de Venecia (right) last Friday at the speaker’s new Forbes Park residence in Manila. The simple ceremony was witnessed by Lakas CMD provincial party chairman Rep Hermino G Teves and Josy’s mom Mrs. Aning Sy plus other supporters.(complete text on page 19) According to Teves, this affiliation means Mayor Limkaichong will be empowered to choose her mayoral

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Dodo shuns MEV’s wide acceptability Rep. Emilio Dodo Macias is reportedly not in favor of Board Member Mariant Escano Villegas’ political acceptability by two opposing parties in past elections thus impliedly insinuating alleged party disloyalty. But this plus sign might only catapult MEV to eye for the governorship if she gets the final “go” and support of President Arroyo to run under Lakas CMD. Macias is a loyal NPC under Danding Cojuangco. “But what can I do if the opposite party carries me?”

quipped the lady legislator who is past president of the national organization of women LGU sanggunian members. There is even a strong possibility that MEV will run for governor having reportedly been offered the Lakas Turn to page 10

Even the ambitious Umbac group is anxious to know whether or not Remollo is finally casting his lot or not because there might still be time to return to the provincial board slate of Rep. Dodo Macias who is trading places with Gov George Arnaiz this mid-term election of May 14. Both Perdices and Remollo camps say Umbac

Olive Paras Jing’s hope of continuity

is a welcome candidate. Remollo said, Umbac is a campaign asset because as the long-time loyal supporter of the Perdices family, Umbac is an example how even the closest supporter of Perdices is now running against Perdices himself. The CHRONICLE learned that Umbac had been talking with Remollo on the phone exchanging “possibili-

ties.” This even as his coprovincial board members raised eyebrows why Umbac is so eager to dislodge Mayor Perdices when most of his allies prefer that Perdices be allowed to “just finish his term.” Even strong Dumaguete mayorable BM Mariant Escaño Villegas said that with Tuting now 72, and still running, she

would rather let the old man finish and have his last hurrah so-to-speak. But not for Remollo who is now in town for the weekend in his plush Cantile mansion (ala Forbes Park model) and is busy meeting with friends, consulting them, evaluating the political situation for “all kinds of possibilities.” He told the Turn to page 10

Last SOPA: Adieu Capitol!

His wife, Olive is the hope of continuity of the political kingship in the first district of husband congressman Jacinto “Jing” Paras, whose term ends in June. Jing wants to convince Olive to run because Jing’s brother Jerome, himself a former congressman, is coming back. Jerome invokes the covenant with his brother and heed the dying wish of their late mom that they run alternately for congress in order to preserve the Paras political dynasty. Proof that Olive is not very much inclined or interested is when Jing Paras mentioned in an interview about a possible alternate in Turn to page 10

Gov. George P. Arnaiz addressing the Provincial Board for the last time in his State of the Province Address delivered last Wednesday. (More on page 3)

LEARN TO LAUGH. HUMOR IS A TENSION DISSOLVER, AN ANTIDOTE TO ANXIETY.”


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GMA here to open big rondalla fest critical repor ting reporting

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resident Gloria Arroyo will formally open the International Rondalla Festival with nine countries here in the new P130-million convention center. Although not yet finished but usable, the plush convetion center will play host to future conventions of international standards. This is a pet project of the Arnaiz administration, and his legacy to the people as he leaves the Lakas chair Speaker Jose de Venecia appears like asking Lakas provincial capitol for congress in chair Rep. Meniong Teves last Friday at his Forbes Park residence for his all-out support in the May 14 polls. Teves 85, will retire from politics for June. good in June. He is the most senior legislator in Congress today.

TOP OF THE WEEK Cellphone regulation, not restriction in banks

By Dems Rey T. Demecillo

Internal revamp mars city PNP

HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

Only an amended Charter can halt political dynasties The issue of political dynasty is again much talked about considering that election season is just around the corner. But nobody talks about it when elections are over. In short, people seem to forget its ramifications soon as elections are over. Wrong. Political dynasty is one of the major symptoms of a sick society. If political dynasties were prohibited, then we would have more people in varied forms in our legislatures. But today, the fast-growing sector in national and local legislative bodies are the political families, even much more than the party-list people. Why? The reason why political dynasties proliferate is because it is not prohibited by law. Unlike THE ANTI-NEPOTISM LAW in the civil service, which prohibits those related by blood to be appointed by a relative with a close affinity to the appoint-

USS BLUE RIDGE

The use of cellular phones must be reguThe City PNP has underwent an internal revamp lated and not restricted inside the pre- because of what the Chief of Police described as mises of banks, pawnshops, lending institutions and a seeming change in the crime clock and crime habits other financial centers of the city. of the local underworld. But this is contained in a proposed city ordinance that seeks to ban the use of cellphones in these areas. It has met stiff opposition from the business sector wicth claims that this is a curtailment of the freedom of expression. However, its leading advocate, Vice-Mayor William Ablong explained that ban-

ning is not the issue but regulating its use for security reasons. The CHRONICLE has issued its stand on the issue published elsewhere in this edition. Unbowed despite spirited resistance from businessmen, bankers and even among his colleagues in the City Council, the vice mayor

conducting a thorough investigation on the latest upsurge of crime and violence after a “hiatus” of about two months. Authorities fear that without any arrests, criminals will continue their illegal activities just when the city is hosting a number of important events.

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City residents score LTO for arrests Last week, members of the Regional Land Transportation Office conducted checkpoints along the boulevard to arrest motorists who are driving without any license, registration, and helmets. But this apparently did not sit well with Vice Mayor William Ablong, who, together with the surprised public demanded that the Regional Office desist from apprehending the motorists for the mere failure of wearing helmets.

In order to meet head on the apparent shift in crime strategies and despite his diminished number of personnel due to retirement, PNP COP Supt. Dionardo Carlos has maximized the deployment of his meager personnel but maintained its present firepower capability. The local police office is

The operations also caused traffic jams in the city streets, while the local Traffic Management Office laments the failure of the LTO to coordinate much less informed the city government of their checkpoints as a matter of courtesy and goodwill.

Jail escapee is acquitted. Wow!

Flight maybe an indication of guilt but this escapee underestimated the lack of evidence against him which let him off the hook, legally. Here is a situation where the judge pronounced an accused as acquitted of his crime, but the suspect was no longer there to hear the favorable verdict since he has escaped from detention months ago. The law says that the he was charged for selling accused maybe acquitted of drugs to a police officer in a the crime as charged but he buy-bust operation February is still liable for escaping 3, 2005 in Zone 4, Barangay while awaiting judgment, Looc Dumaguete City. which is a crime in itself. He was also found posiBut the question is, has tive for the use of Methama case been filed against the phetamine as reflected in a escaped prisoner? medical report. The newly acquitted drug Also found not guilty for suspect who escaped was identified as Dante Nuevo, Turn to page 10

COMELEC eyes politics in NORECO II Board polls The Commission on Elections has decided to play safe by ordering the suspension of the NORECO II board elections in deference to the May 14 midyear political elections. It entertained the thought that there is a strong possibility that politicians might interfere with the conduct of the Coop elections. Provincial Elections supervisor Atty. Manuel Advincula thinks that if elections for the second, fourth and sixth districts will push through as originally scheduled, politicians may take advantage of the exercises to

field their own bets. Controversies that normally accompany any elections may get out of hand and disrupt the otherwise smooth operations of electric cooperatives. In a resolution, the COMELEC asked all electric cooperatives throughout the country with scheduled elections to conduct the same after the May 2007 local and congressional polls.

SPUD hosts national bamboo conference

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aint Paul University Dumaguete successfully hosted the 5 th National Bamboo Conference which was attended by about 100 participants that lasted for three day beginning Wednesday last week. It was organized by the First Gentleman Foundation, provincial government and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation. This year ’s theme: Kawayan Pangkabuhayan at Pangkalikasan aimed to craft a comprehensive plan to promote and develop the local bamboo industry. Participants agree that the potentials of the industry was not fully appreciated and many bamboo trees were even cut and replaced with

sugarcane since to do so is considered more profitable. However, after the gathering highlighted the big market for handicrafts and other products derived from bamboo trees the provincial government may soon decide to make available some idle lands to plant more of them.

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THE FLAGSHIP OF THE PACIFIC FLEET: the USS BLUE RIDGE, will be the venue of a press briefing and socials (on board) with local newsmen from the Central Visayas including us from Dumaguete City tomorrow night. Host will be US Ambassador Kristie Kenny and US 7th Fleet commander Vice Admiral Douglas Crowder.

ing officer. Unless the People will amend and ratify a new Constitution prohibiting political dynasties, and unless the legislature or Parliament will prohibit, limit, or regulate the same, they will be here to stay for as long as they feel like. Our present Constitution merely provides that a law has yet to be passed concerning political dynasties. The constitution is even avoiding the prohibition. Well we, can understand that because on one side, it is discriminatory. Just because a candidate is related by close blood to another disqualifies him to hold pubic office. On the other hand, by not prohibiting dynasties in our government, the seasoned politician will always make sure that his heirs will take over soon as he is retired. Well, it only shows that there must be something good in letting families enter into elective positions. Aside from the money. Money because after spending millions of pesos just to get elected, they do it over and over again even up to the 4th or 5th generation. We blame our framers of the Constitution for not prohibiting political dynasties. That is why the advocates for charter change want to make sure that political dynasties will be prohibited to a certain extent in a new amended constitution. But the question is still : WHEN will we amend the constitution? We have not even decided the manner in which people will make such amendment.


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STATE OF THE PROVINCE

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By Gov. George P. ARNAIZ

The Future Begins Today

The Honorabe Presiding Officer, Vice Governor Jose A. Baldado and the Members of this August Body, our friends from the private sector and the civil society — partners in the development of the Province, my colleagues in the government service, friends, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon and thank you all for your presence . . .

To the people of Oriental Negros — I consider today (Feb.7,2007) as very special, for today is my ninth and last time (during our three-year term as your Governor) to deliver on the State of the Province. Serving as your Governor has been the most remarkable, humbling and invigorating experience of my professional life. While we were filled with distrust and were constantly at odds with one another at the beginning of our terms, we were able to surmount these challenges and forged political unity to bring peace and development to our Province. I, therefore, consider it my pride and privilege to be working with you and I wish to recognize and convey my thanks and appreciation to all the members of this August Body, led by the Honorable Vice Governor Jose A. Baldado, our department heads and our civil servants, our citizens, both here and abroad, the civil society and most of all, the people of our beloved and beautiful province for their partnership and invaluable help. The substantial progress and the successes we’ve enjoyed during our incumbency would not have been possible without their support. Daghan kaayong salamat kaninyong tanan! On June 30, 1998, I presented to our people a program of government that is anchored on our vision of making “every Oriental Negrense healthy, living in a clean and wholesome environment, in safe and secure surroundings with abundant food supply, full access to development opportunities and free from the bondage of poverty.” After nine years of united effort, we are proud to say that we have brought forth a province that is growing and stronger than ever before. We have laid the foundation and are beginning to build on the progress that will move Oriental Negros from a good province to a province of the future. Here’s why: We have become a model in local governance for excellence and innovation in – —improving health care delivery through our unique partnership with the private sector, the different civil society organizations and the local government units ; —improving agricultural productivity by enhancing the capacities of our marginalized farmers through the Barangay Agricultural Development Center Program or BADC which has an Inland Fishery Component to boot; —utilizing idle school lots as school gardens and fishponds to improve the nutritional status of our children through the Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay sa Kabataan; and —pioneering efforts on the localization and

substantial accomplishments to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. We were awarded, given various citations and commendations from far and wide for outstanding leadership and as one of the best local government units in the country because of our mutual trust, collaboration and honest implementation of projects that redound to the benefit of our people. We accomplished virtually every single one of the specific initiatives we shared with you – from health and children’s welfare to environmental protection and greater agricultural productivity, tourism, culture and the arts and information/communication technology, reaping awards and gaining national prominence in the process.

HEALTH CARE We have tapped the rich resources of our citizens, both here and abroad, the business community and the civil society like the NOPH Men’s and Women’s Auxiliary to help improve the delivery of health care services to our people. The response was overwhelming. That’s the Oriental Negrense spirit at its best! With their help, we have improved the different service facilities of our district hospitals, acquired new machines and equipment and enhanced management operations. This resulted in the reduction of – • the maternal mortality rate from 89.8 per 100,000 live births in 1998 to 73.9 per 100,000 live births by end of 2006; • infant mortality rate from 11.81 per 1,000 live births in 1998 to 11.3 per 1,000 live birth by the end of 2006; • under five mortality rate from 95 per 1,000 live births in 1998 to 54 per 1,000 live birth by the end of 2006. The nutritional status of our children is one of the highest in the country placed at 76.2 percent against the national average of 73.2 percent based on a recent survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute. This is partly because of the various interventions we undertook like the Milk Feeding Program in collaboration with the Philippine Dairy Corporation, the establishment of health and nutrition posts in CPCV pilot sites, the establishment of the Gulay at Palaisdaan Alay sa Kabataan (GPAK) and the school feeding programs of our leaders like Congressman Herminio G. Teves in the Third District and some mayors, among others. But that is not all we did. We made the local government units active partners in the management of their respective district health systems or Inter-Lo-

CAPITOL’S OFFICIAL FAMILY : LR BMs. Erwin Macias, Ernesto Tijing, Henry Pryde Teves, Apolinario Arnaiz Sr., Melimore Saycon, Vice Gov Jose Baldado, Gov Arnaiz, Leah Bromo, Arturo Umbac, Rodolfo Martinez, Marcelo Adansa and Roel Degamo pose for posterity after the SOPA delivery by Gov Arnaiz last Wednesday Feb. 7.

cal Health Zones which gave birth to health financing innovations like the Peso for Health, Sustainable Health Insurance Program or SHIP, and the Sinco for Health. We also expanded health care coverage to 25% of the poorest of the poor amongst our people under the PhilHealth Indigency Program by infusing a total of P11.67 Million in counterpart funds for eight towns and two cities since 2003 to the present. And we are starting to computerize all business transactions at our Provincial and District Hospitals for the efficient processing of PhilHealth claims. (We would like to thank the Honorable Marcelo Adanza for helping us in this sector.) To further boost health service delivery in the barangays, we have increased the establishment of health and nutrition posts and health plus outlets to 36 and the Botika sa Barangay to 79 in 2006 from 59 in 2004. We approved the province-wide Investment Plan for Health (PIPH) from 2006 – 2010. Our efforts to lobby for funding from various international financial institutions resulted in the European Commission’s pledge to provide a grant of P 85.87 Million for the province’s health development program. We will leave behind the implementation of the Fourmula One for Health to the next administration. Fourmula One provides the road map towards achieving the strategic health sector reform goals for better health outcomes, more responsive health system and more equitable healthcare financing. To ensure that our people will have access to safe, potable water, we created the Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Council as the super body to oversee the provision of this vital health component. We are grateful to the German Technical Cooperation Agency or GTZ for its generous support to our water project, especially in the establishment of a Geographical Information System or GIS which greatly enhanced our scientific and technical capability to identify watershed areas, stream networks, visuals of a given locality and boundary conflicts. Hospital infrastructures doubled during our incumbency. We have given a facelift to our Provincial Hospital and added new structures like the three-storey Administration Building which is now 90% completed buildings for Women’s Health, Dietary, SARS and a Bodega for Bulk Procurement, among others. We are also building the Recompression Chamber Room and the Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory. All these, will greatly enhance the management side of our hospital operations.

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Editorial Millions in pork barrel released on exchange of passing anti-Terror law? The Human Security Act of 2007, known as the Anti-Terrorism Bill will finally become a law at least before the coming May 14 elections. But at what price: millions of pesos in solon’s pork barrel released in time for elections in May! Although long overdue and long awaited, and controverted, it will be as good as passed having the bicameral version approved by the Senate, and the House, this being perhaps one of the hot conditions in the passage of 12 other urgent laws, long pending, delayed and neglected because of many grandiose and useless congressional investigations. And what is this political condition? To approve these laws, speedily this month and get 50% advance of their 2007 pork barrels win or lose, regardless of party affiliation. Most importantly: on condition that they kill a possible refiling of impeachment charges after elections are over. Unanimous response from both Houses: DONE ! The HOT news for candidates and voters alike, is the reported release of P35-million pork barrel to each congressman this week by the government possibly, a 50% advance of the much-criticized congressional allowances of legislators. For senators, it could be P100-M pork barrel cash advance. Mind you this is legal, timely, but we strongly feel, is not moral. Technically though, and in fairness, 85% of the congressional allowances or pork barrel will be dispensed with, in the form of public works projects by the DPWH while the 15% will be the so-called “soft projects” which are virtually at the discretion of each legislator. We do not conclude that this is THE vir-

tual election fund for the May political exercise. But it is logical to make speculations considering the convenient and legal source in the guise of “on-going projects” which reelectionist solons will be in virtual control. That it is released to all, both the opposition and administration congressmen, spell speculation that this act will fast track the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill or the Home Security Act of 2007, and 12 other urgent bills long pending. What a mutual welcome prize for both sides of Congress and Malacañang! Moreover, it will be victory of sorts of the administration since this landmark legislation will give impetus and more legal teeth in the government’s drive against terrorism. It will make the world look at the Philippines as another strong global player in the fight against terrorism.

Mindanao war must end

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

Mindanao, the Land of Promise, fascinates because of politics and riches. Politics, because the separatists MILF and MNLF plus the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf thrive there and had, one time or another, made use of the over 40 training enclaves in Mindanao as virtual universities of international terror. Mindanao is such an im- Mindanao’s first problem. The Abu Sayyaf , portant factor in the global war The second problem in of terror that the US and other named after (6’3 footer and Mindanao is the MILF – the nations are doing covert espio- 250 pounder Abdul Rasul breakaway and more pugnage work even though the “all Sayyaf) legendary warrior nacious separatist group out war” of Erap in 2000 drove and founder of the Afghan who linked up with the Abu the militants to pitch head- Islamic Movement (with its Sayyaf for training and maytraining camps) is well hem. They continue to be a quarters in Indonesia. Riches, because min- funded. Some come from Mr. nuisance – just last week ing potential in the land of Bad Guy (Osama Bin opening a giant hole in the Mindanao runs to billions Laden) plus part of the underbelly of a North ransom Cotabato prison cell that of dollars in value and the US$25-million energy and oil substitutes money paid for hostages caused many MILF memnear the Surigao Deep run through these many years. bers and criminals to esup to mind-boggling tril- Unwittingly, media also cape prison. lions of dollars. That’s why helped by giving money for The third problem is the research work on them has interviews as CNN did for MNLF whom President Fidel been largely cloak and dag- P50,000 for a single cover- Ramos had the fortunate (or ger types, straight out of age. unfortunate) chance to sign a With that kind of money, Peace Agreement with Nur Ludlum’s and Fleming’s they could afford to hire even Misuari in 1996. Misuari evenbooks. Because of civilian sup- child combatants for P50,000 tually became governor of the port for the Abu Sayyaf (in the or (about US$1,000). The fox- ARMM but his tarnished repupast) because they portrayed holes, high powered artillery tation stopped with the develthemselves as the Robin and grenades, training and opment of his own bank acHoods, the good guys and propaganda came from this count and not the region, acMuslim vigilantes, this is cache of funds. cording to critics.

And besides, we suppose that along with the Anti-Terrorism Bill will be nine other laws shortly to be signed by the President, and at what clever, legal and timely price—in a slightly improved economy! This is a brilliant political master stroke by the President herself. Congratulations! With all these taxpayers’ money being released this week, the poor Filipino people-voters can have (hic) reasons to celebrate as the poor masses, will get the bulk of the money that will be used to buy votes from money possibly coming from the “advanced pork barrel.” This is much better than millions of pesos being lost and squandered in other times by several solons, on casino bets and loses by the millions, in cock derbys, foreign junkets and lavish mansions and celebrations.

Misuari is now under house arrest but remains to have considerable influence with the powerful Muslim tribe called the Tausugs. He sports a double face – one chanting the mantra of peace, the

other clothed with violent and bad intentions. He refused to acknowledge that he had knowledge – or tacit approval – of the MNLF attack of Sulu in 2005 that killed 150 people.

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Negros Chronicle 33 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVIT ATION T O APPL Y FOR ELIGIBILITY AND INVITA APPLY TO BID

The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the following items, for hereunder requirements: ITEM APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) 1. PR #36-07 – 1 unit LCD Projector (good quality) Resolution: 1024 x 768 Brightness:4,000 lumens Lamp Life: 3,000 Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Screen size: 30” to 300” Weight: 5.0 kg. Power cord, mini D-sub 15-pin VGA cable, USB cable (Type A – Type B), remote control, projector software CD, user’s manual, quick reference guide, carrying case, and other accessories. To be taken from 20% Devt. Fund P 250,000.00 2. PR #41-07 – various const. Materials for repair and Resealing of City Streets, to be taken from General Fund.

193,600.00

3. PR # 64-07 – various const. Materials for repair and maint. Roads, Highways and Bridges, to be taken From General Fund.

105,875.00

4. PR # 73-07 – various const. Materials for repair & maint. Roads, Highway and Bridges, to be taken From General Fund.

43,800.00

5. PR # 96-07 – various const. Materials for construction of New Public Market, Phase I (Site Preparation) To be taken from Reg. Infra 2005 Funds. TOTAL

393,938.00 P 987,213.00

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

- 0.5% but not less than P100.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00 Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402- 3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on February 19, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman

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ADMINISTRA TIVE OFFICER ADMINISTRATIVE

- Male / Female, 25 years old and above. - Graduate of 4 years course (Business Administration or Psychology) - Experience is desirable but not required - Has basic knowledge in labor laws - Above average interpersonal skills and a good team player - Knowledge in HR Administration - Good in oral and written communication. - Computer literate. 2. FINANCE OFFICER - Female, 25 years and above - Graduate of Accountancy - At least 3 years experience - Good in oral and written communication - Has knowledge in Accounting software - Has supervisory experience. 3. POR T OPERA TIONS OFFICER PORT OPERATIONS - Male, college graduate / level – Engineering or any 4 year course. - 30 years old and above - 5 years experience - Knowledge in Arrastre and Stevedoring operations & Port operations - People oriented - Computer literate. 4. SAFETY OFFICER - Male, 25 years old and above - College graduate preferably engineering (ME/CE/ EE) - At least 1 year experience - Good communication and supervisory skills - Knowledge in Port Operation and Port Safety, OSHS is an advantage ·

- Computer literate 5. ADMINISTRA TIVE ASSIST ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ANT - Male / Female, 25 years old and above. - Graduate of 4 years course (Business Administration or Psychology) - Experience is desirable but not required. - Has basic knowledge in labor laws - Good in oral and written communication. - Computer literate 6. NURSE - Male/Female, license nurse - 24 years old and above - 1 year experience - Good in oral and written communication - People oriented - Knowledge in First Aid and basic medical counseling - Computer literate 7. ST ATISTICIAN STA - Male/Female, 23 years old and above - College graduate, preferably statistics or commerce - 1 year experience - Knowledge in graphic and data presentation - Analytic - Computer literate 8. SECRET AR Y SECRETAR ARY - Female, 21 years old and above - At least 1 year experience - College graduate pref. Management - Good in oral and written communication - Knowledge in office administration - Computer literate 9. CASHIER - Female, 23 years old and above - Graduate of accounting - 2 to 3 years experience - Good in oral and written communication - People oriented - Computer literate

All applicants must be willing to be assigned in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Interested applicants may send their resume with 1 x 1 photo, contact number and transcript of records and other applicable employment credentials (pls. indicate position on the envelope) to: Submit your applications via email or fax not later than 20 February 2007, to:

The Negros Chronicle February 11 & 18, 2007

NO TIME

for GOD ?

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

Mindanao ...

BCBP

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

FREE BREAKFAST for First Timers

Just cut out and present this invitation to: Bethel Guest House: 1st Saturday 7:30 a.m. Nerisse: 2nd & 3rd Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

From page 4 to ensure that the Tripar-

tite Agreement among the GRP

(Government of the Republic of the Philippines), the MNLF (with Misuari as spokesman) and the Organization of Islamic Conference will be held soon. The incident, often called the “MILF Tantrum” saw the detention of General Mohamad Benjamin Dolorfino (converted Muslim government Peace Maker) and undersecretary for peace Process Ramon Santos for 50 hours until the assurance was made by Government for a meeting on the Tripartite Agreement to take place. That meeting has been postponed several times. Though treated well, unlike POWs (prisoners of war), the 22 were detained for 50 hours against their will with ill-tempered MNLF boss Habier Malik throwing fits – if not threats – when he could not get his way. No amount of sumptuous meals

and lechon baka can justify those acts. The MNLF – for the clear blackmail act – got cash, food and publicity from the government it is waging war against. The Government appeared like a wimp here – kowtowing to a braggart who, having found no law to pound on, no facts to pound on – simply pounded on the table and Government blinked. Since this class A blackmail gave them the Jeddah Saudi Arabia tripartite meeting, what will the MILF ask – release Misuari who is presently criminally charged and languishing in his house arrest? Where does all this “bending backwards” brings us to? To be sure, our faces don’t light up like neon lights when we hear the festering problem of Mindanao – for the island had suffered too much for too long. Even in mainstream political participation, it had produced fewer senators and never a Philippine president (with VP Emmanuel Pelaez closest to the presidency but was ambushed before the declaration of Martial Law).

The war of steel and food – for the hearts and minds of the people in Mindanao – is a tough one, given the many antecedents of treacherous attacks, unfulfilled promises and bad faith from both sides of the fence. AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon, under whose tour of duty, the heads of Abu leaders Janjalani and Solaiman were figuratively severed to totem poles, believes Government must address the root problems of dissent. Not addressing the issues of “poverty, corruption and injustice” will make peace in Mindanao just another “pipe dream.” What military success would remain “hollow victories” if the final answer to the Mindanao war like peace and development especially in the poorest sitios of the ARMM (Autonomous Regions of Muslim Mindanao). People there starve for food or die without medicines and doctors. The only way to combat the attraction away from banditry, separatism and support for terrorism is to build

wharves and better roads, setting up schools with computers and more livelihood program (not dole outs). We understand there exists a US-AID-funded “Growth with Equity Program” for the Mindanao area. Who will be creative enough to move these locomotives for development fast? That there have been many ceasefires in Mindanao only confirms that the war is not really over. A ceasefire can only be called in times of war. That there have been many clamors for peaceful settlement of the many religious and socio-political debates in the Land of Promise, confirms there indeed is conflict – for it is only those who are at war who clamor for peace. To say the least, the problems affecting the Abu Sayyaf, MILF and the MNLF are separate, not equal and disparate. It would be a tragedy for Government to mistake one for the other and a fatal wrong to apply a uniform solution to all three.


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theCIVICcircle BY LELE MARTINEZ

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

Boulevard Weekends There is a special weekly event held in the boulevard that warms my heart. On early Satuday nights, for about an hour, church songs are sung lustily in the open air. Little arms go up as young kids compete to recite Bible verses. This is the exact opposite of what’s happening on weekends at the opposite side of the street. Here God & the world meet. Sitting in their little chairs, the kids pay attention to a young teacher in the impromptu stage on a grassy spot. On the side, young volunteers, many of whom used to be young kids attending the Saturday bible lessons themselves, prepare the snacks given by a local family, who have regularly donated the snacks through the years. After the bible lessons end, the snacks of bread and juice are served by the volunteers. To passersby, it must be an interesting experience to see little kids sitting in kiddies chairs singing church songs with gusto and Children listen to Bible verses taught from a make shift stage memorizing bible along the boulevard on Saturday nights. verses. Somehow this time spent by the kids give a message of hope and faith, many of whom are from underprivileged families from the looc and Tinago area, and some street kids who regularly just roam the city streets. For one hour each Saturday night, under the stars, these kids are spiritually and physically nourished along with the affectionate care of their volunteer ates and kuyas. A group of caring volunteers, from the adults from a local Church, teens who bring the chairs and the musical instruments and lights, the regular donors of the snacks, the kids who remember to come on

saturday nights, they all come together to make time for worship, and for a while God is remembered and glorified in a simple corner of the boulevard. The boulevard, the heart of Dumaguete, is the place where people gather. Early morning strollers enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful sunrise; on lazy afternoons, one can see men, young and old, sitting on the cement benches or in the acacia shade talking politics or religion while mothers stroll or sit and watch their children play. Young and old enjoy the boulevard ambience. My father used to say Dumaguete has the prettiest boulevard in the country and I agree with him.

The last few years the boulevard is even more spruced up and many events are regularly held there. food and musical festivals, dinners and programs for special guests are hosted under the lighted acacias and Dumaguete skies. I can’t decide when the boulevard is prettiest, early morning when the sun is just rising and the air is fresh and clear, or noontime, when the sunrays shimmer on the blue sea and the acacia shades are so tempting, late afternoons when the whole boulevard is alive with people, or at night when the acacia trees are lit up and the sea reflects the moonlight, and the boulevard becomes alive with night life.

Sunday Gems: Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible telss me so. Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong. Sweetie and other young volunteers prepare the donated snacks for the children

– Anna Werner

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NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ELEAZAR CADIZ BOHOL have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of an Agricultural Property on Lot No. 1037, PLS-146, covered by OCT No. HV-278, situated in Mabinay, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 102,887 sq.m. per Doc. No. 74, Page No. 15, Book No. 1, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Atty. Felipe R. Pareja. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 2007

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT ARTITION AND MENT,, PPARTITION PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF SEP ARA TE TITLES SEPARA ARATE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late BERNARDO VELEZ have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement, Partition and Petition For Issuance of Separate Titles on Lot No. 97-A-3-A, Psd-131831, TCT No. 5411; Lot No. 97-A-3-B, Psd-131831, TCT No. 5412; Lot No. 97-A-3-K, , Psd-131831, TCT No. 5437; Lot No. 97-A-1-I, Psd132853, TCT No. 5260; Lot No. 97-A-3-D, Psd-131831, TCT No. 5414; Lot No. 97-A-1-H, Psd132853, TCT No. 5259; Lot No. 97-A-1-R, Psd-132853, TCT No. 5295; Lot No. 97-A-1-S, Psd132853, TCT No. 5296; Lot No. 97-A-1-G, Psd-132853, TCT No. 5258; Lot No. 97-A-1-J, Psd132853, TCT No. 5261; Lot No. 97-A-1-O, Psd-132853, TCT No. 5286; Lot No. 97-A-1-M, Psd132853, TCT No. 5284; Lot No. 1291-B-1-B, Psd-07-021855, TCT No. 20363; Lot No. 160-A, Psd126813, TCT No. T-14969; Lot No. 117-A, Psd-61397, TCT No. T13627; Lot No. 102, TCT No. 11258; and one residential house constructed on Lot No. 160-A, TD No. 1-524; one residential house constructed on Lot No. 117-A, TD No. 2-521; two residential houses constructed on Lot No. 114, Cad. 115, with TD No. 2-534; one residential house constructed on Lot No. 117-A, TD No. 2-522; and three residential houses constructed on Lot No. 102, Cad 115, with TD No. 2-568; per Doc. No. 125, Page No. 26, Book No. IX, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Rufino W. Sun, Jr. II.

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Jan. 28, Feb. 4 & 11, 2007

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CRIME WEEK BY DEMS DEMECILLO

Collector’s killer?

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he person appearing in this picture was the prime suspect in the robbery and killing of a woman collector last week. He was identified by the witnesses as one Joey Montesor of Barangay Balugo who allegedly shot and robbed Clamil Lazarte. P/Supt Dionardo Carlos, who condemned the suspect, asked the witnesses to remain steadfast in their testimony so that

Joey MONTESOR the suspect can be brought to justice. Montesor, who is still at large, is now being pursued by the local police.

Gang shoots, mauls city motorists Two motorists requested police assistance after they were shot, forced to halt and mauled by some youths believed to be members of a local gang called BLOODS. The incident happened along Maria Cristina Street past ten in the evening last week. Upon investigation the victims, identified as Francis Enopia and Menardo Nillas narrated that they were riding a motorcycle owned by the former when another motorbike chased them and when they were abreast the lone suspect fired one shot in the air and at gunpoint forced them to stop. As soon as they alighted from the vehicle, another motorcycle with three more suspects materialized and without a word proceeded to attack and maul them. After several minutes and apparently satisfied, the attackers left Enopia and Nillas. They sustained cuts and bruises in different parts of their bodies and were hospitalized. But they were able to identify two of their attackers as Jomar Incoy (the alleged gunman), Edu Boy Villanueva while the two other suspects are only known by their aliases “Dari” and “Nijel.”

Pregnant pusher nabbed; says sales is for baby

An expectant mother believed that by selling shabu she can earn enough to cover the cost of delivering her sixth baby and of course to support her five other children. Wrong, because she will possibly deliver her baby while serving a long prison term if convicted. She yielded a sachet of shabu with a street value of Php 800.00, but she valiantly owned up to the crime. Meanwhile, a certain Paterno Granuli, a resident of Sibulan was also arrested after he was caught in possession of 1 sachet of shabu with a market value of Php 200.00 and like the pregnant woman, readily admitted to buying the banned substance but from someone he could not identify. Both suspects were arrested during an antidrug operation in Zone 4 Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City conducted by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Snatcher on bike arrested, charged

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n employee of a bank was robbed in cross ing Mangnao by a resident of Barangay Motong. The victim, 32 years old Jemma Rose Nocete of Barangay Buntis Bacong, was riding on a motorcycle when the suspect also on a motorbike ran abreast with her and snatched her bag containing ten thousand pesos, jewelry worth 50,000 pe Turn to page 15

Grandpa knifes man; is mauled by gang It was not clear why a man of his age would court trouble. But a sixty one year old grandfather suffered physical injuries and was briefly detained after he allegedly stabbed twenty-three year old Michael Sarsoles which triggered a fistfight when the latter’s elder brother Efren, and Nico Kaliwa all of Talay Dumaguete City rushed to aid Sarsoles. The suspect, identified as Buenaventura Dales together with his friend Teofanis Garrido, both resi Turn to page 15

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BOARD MEMBER HAS BURNED HIS BRIDGES

Umbac: no more turning back? BY LEVI Z. PILAS

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sought him out to get his insights on many questions relative to his declared intention. Although I know him as a friend, I was unprepared for the many other things about him which are unknown to the general public.

During his interview by anchorwoman Florence Baesa in the program ‘Dumaguete Tonight’ over radio station DYEM-FM, Negros Oriental Second District Board Member Arturo V. Umbac declared that he is definitely a candidate for city mayor in the May 14 elections. He has burned his bridges as provincial board member. Who is this man? Arturo Valencia Umbac (fondly called Art) is a man of many facets: Lawyer, Army Colonel, Academician, Corporate Management man, Civic Leader, Public official, and a loving father. Orphaned of a father at an early age, he worked his way to get his education. After graduating Valedictorian in the Boys Secondary Trade in what is now Negros Oriental State University, he proceeded to what is now St. Paul University of Dumaguete as a working student and academic scholar. There he earned his degree in accountancy. At St. Paul, he was Corps Commander of the ROTC unit and awarded the Gold Medal for Leadership. For two schoolyears he was Editor-in-Chief of The Paulinian the college school paper. After passing a government examination, he was sent to the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture in Los Baños, Laguna. Back in Dumaguete as a government community development worker, he took up night classes and earned the following college degrees: AB major in economics, BS in Jurisprudence (BSJ) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.).

Qualification wise, Umbac could yet be a far better candidate. Experience wise, he has a varied experiences in crisis management. As the controversial Noreco2 manager, he was able to swing all his cases to victory, despite all odds. That is talent! He was PACD, he was Noreco2, he is boy scout chairman (who nominated him?), he is a teacher, a reserve officer,(who has yet to see war) and most of all, he is a survivor!

As a young lawyer in 1973, he was chosen and appointed to pioneer the electrification of Negros Oriental where only three towns had partial electric service. The rest had none. He was General Manager of NORECO I covering Bais City to Canlaon City. After completing the electrical infrastructure in the area, he was transferred to NORECO II covering the areas from Pamplona to Basay. As General Manager of the electric cooperatives, he was elected President of the 119 strong National Association of Electric Cooperative General Managers (NAGMEC) of the Philippines. Despite the fact that he

was already the top man in his corporation, he never stopped improving himself. He went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree. In 1982, he passed the entrance exams for admission to the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP). His classmates most of whom later became generals and commodores in the Ar med Forces elected Art Umbac as their Class President. Consistent in the Dean’s List, he graduated with honors, and was bestowed the Academic Excellence Award for his Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) de-

BUT WHAT DO SKEPTICS SAY? But even among prophets, there are always skeptics among the people. Umbac’s skeptics are not sure why Umbac left a no-sweat post of a reelected board member and run the risk of losing the city mayorship. Was it because Umbac whispered audibly enough that he would run as BM under Perdices if Tuting runs for governor because of his loyalty to the late father Tsila? That despite everything Macias welcomed him but now it’s too late in the day? And now its Sal who took his place with Erwin, Mel, and MEV? Who is funding Umbac? Jojo Binay, his co-boy scouter in Makati? The sale of a Sibulan beachfront? Even then, his party affiliation needs to be clarified by him in the coming days. Anything is still possible. Good luck Art!

gree. In 1993, Art Umbac in his pursuit of excellence graduated with a Doctor in Management – major in Human Resource Management (DM_HRM) from the University of San Jose– Recoletos in Cebu City. As an Academician, Art Umbac teaches in the Graduate Schools of Silliman University, Negros Oriental State University, Foundation University and at the Ateneo de Davao University. He is also a lecturer of the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under Dr. Gaudioso C. Sosmeña, Jr. As a Public Official, he was elected Board Member of the Second District of Negros Oriental. In 2004, he was reelected, topping as No. 1 in Dumaguete City, Sibulan, and Bais City. He authored eight landmark ordinances two of which earned the Province top national Galing Pook Awards. He chairs the powerful Committee on Rules and Committee on Human Rights, Peace and Order. As a Military Reservist with the rank of full Colonel, he was designated Brigade Commander of the Negros Oriental Reservist

Brigade, Philippine Army. As past President of the Pinili Clan of Negros Oriental, Art Umbac was instrumental in the renaming of Urdaneta Street to Mayor Acias Pinili Street. Art Umbac’s great grandmother was Narcisa Pinili married to Victor Valencia. This mayoralty hopeful is happily married to Dr. Tita Flores-Sipalay who is presently the Secretary of the Flores Clan of Negros Oriental. They have four children – two boys both lawyers, a daughter who is presently the Division Chief of the Legislative Liaison Division of the Civil Service Commission central office in Quezon City and another daughter, the youngest, who is an Army First Lieutenant on active duty in Mindanao. Board Member Art Umbac is primed and prepared to provide a strong leadership and direction for the city government. Afterall he is from the people for the people of Dumaguete City. Who is this man Art Umbac? Now you know a little more about him. Is he qualified and prepared to be

mayor of Dumaguete City? The decision is yours come May 14. Yes Virginia, he is mayorable indeed!


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SERENDIPITY

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OVE songs, no matter how human and, therefore, imperfect and with limited scopes, can’t help but bear traces of divine love. It’s amazing that with some simple tunes and lyrics, they can make us fly to infinity, to eternity.

FR. ROY CIMAGALA

This is simply because these love songs have God as their ultimate inspiration. God is love, and anything related to love in our life somehow begins and ends with God. This is true even if we are not aware of this reality. These songs can be very dramatic. And we can easily excuse them when they exaggerate a little, or even a lot. They exercise tremendous power over us, generating a manifold of impulses that are all meaningful and satisfying to us.

Before we know it, we become aware there’s something burning within us. We are brought to different worlds, go through the past, the present and the future, made to consider various situations and precious lessons. If we are lucky, they can even lead us to God—as they should, in the end. While I was in high school, way before my Bible-reading years and my immersion in philosophy and theology, there was one song that caught my attention immediately. The melody struck me first, but it was the lyrics that hooked me to singing it. It went: “If it takes forever / I will wait for you. / For a thousand summers / I will wait you.” That may sound corny to

some, but to my innocent ears then, it gave me tremendous lessons. Love knows how to wait! The realization came with the wonder and surprise of a discovery. Imagine the thrill I got recently when someone lent me a Sting mp3 entitled, “A thousand years.” The same idea is dramatized in a modern and secular way. Again the music first got me intrigued. It has a different and haunting beat. But the words are just marvelous. As people say, they are to die for. It goes: “A thousand years / a thousand more / a thousand times a million doors to eternity.” I find these words graphic enough of what is to wait. When one is in love, the distinction between a moment and an

Singing or humming them, or simply playing them in our mind or in our heart, without sound, can evoke peace, joy, thrill, suspense, longing, hope, memories, tears, a smile, a reconciliation, an embrace, a kiss, etc., etc. This is the power of love songs. With their melody, they easily arouse our senses, activate our emotions and passions. With their words and messages, they can crackle to life and intense activity our intelligence and heart.

eternity dissolves. The idea is reiterated in finer nuances, making you flow in a beautiful stream of consciousness. “If it takes another thousand years / a thousand wars /…I could shed another million tears / a million breaths / …A million suns / ten million years of uncertainty…” All of these because, “If there was a single truth / a single light/ a single thought / a singular touch of grace,” the truth is “I’ve kept this single faith / I have but one belief / I still love you / I still want you.” The song ends very powerfully: “A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves / like galaxies in my head / On and on the mysteries unwind them-

selves / eternities still unsaid / ‘TILL YOU LOVE ME.” I must say that the song helps me to pray. When I consider the words, and of course, when I hear the melody, I think of how our relationship with God and one another should be. Sorry, I don’t waste these thoughts on just one creature. I realize that God, who is love and who loves us first before we know how to love, precisely waits for us in time and in eternity, willing to suffer whatever, if only we learn to love the way he loves us. However things may be, the bottom line is: love endures and conquers all, dude!

(Part IV)

inally, we discover our treasure by serendipity by being immersed in the guidance and presence of the Holy Spirit. This is true when we ponder the word of Isaiah: Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do Dr. PROCESO UDARBE you not perceive it? I will make a cry in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. There is a story in the book of Acts about St. Paul and two other fellow-missionaries. These three Christians were like the “princes of Serendip.” As they ventured in their mission, they reached Asia. They now wanted to go to Bythinia (still part of the Asia of that time), Luke, the writer of Acts tells us that the Spirit of Jesus decided for them not to go to Bithynia. So one door was closed and a new door opened—to the “pearl of great price.” Paul and his companions were now going in another direction. The leading of the Holy Spirit was experienced by St. Paul; in a vision someone was calling from Macedonia; he was saying to the three princes of Christianity: “Come to Macedonia and help us.” When St. Paul awoke, he knew that the Holy Spirit had sent them to a new direction. As Luke reports the phenomenon, Turn to page 16

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Ony human beings understand the life of the beatitude and holiness. All other living animals act only according to instinct. Yes, they feel pain and react to it. Yes, in a certain sense they react to the stimulus of pleasure. However, they do not and cannot suffer as human beings can and do. The difference between suffering and pain is that the former requires self-consciousness and this is unique to human beings. Similarly, the joy that we get from doing good is unique to human beings. Animals have no consciousness of the reality of self-sacrifice freely chosen in love for another. Yes we may find objective acts of self-sacrifice in the animal world but this is a result of instinct, not free choice. Luke 6:17, 20-26

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od is love, and He wants Christians to be recognized primarily by their love. You can work hard to serve God in many ways, but none of your efforts will matter if they’re not driven by love. Here are some ways you can strive to be loving: Seek to fall in love with Christ by devoting yourself wholeheartedly to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to transform every aspect of your life to draw you closer to Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit will enable you to love all the people you encounter – not just the ones you naturally like. Try to see everyone as one of God’s children, made in His image. Think of specific ways you can serve people you know, such as by helping someone with errands or writing someone an encouraging note. Schedule a time soon to act on each of your ideas. Consider the mercy and grace God has extended to you when you’ve made mistakes, confessed them and asked for His forgiveness. Know that, if you’re not willing to forgive others for how they’ve hurt you, you’re blocking God’s power in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you begin and work through the forgiveness process so you can love as God intends. God will bless your decision to forgive, and will enable you to do so. He will also heal your wounds, even if they’re deep. Notice the powerful effect your words can have on people, and strive to use your words to bless people rather than to hurt them. Try to set a positive tone in all your interactions with people by speaking kindly. When speaking, make it your goal to build closer relationships. Take the time to think before speaking any words that could harm your relationships. (Peter Jennings style) Seek out the best for others in every situation, working to achieve results that will benefit all concerned instead of just yourself. Trust God to work in your life, and maintain hope, knowing that He has your best interests at heart. Don’t be afraid to freely receive the gifts with which He might choose to

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couple of months ago, Mother Angelica, as she is better known in Dumaguete Diocese, celebrated her Golden Anniversary as Religious con templative nun in the Carmelite Monastery in Sibulan, Negros Oriental. It was a fitting occasion to thank God for the grace of fidelity our Lord Jesus has given her for fifty years of Religious Life. In his very moving homily on 8 November 2006, Bishop Julito B. Cortes of Cebu said it all: “One can just imagine a young Sor Ma Angelica, only 21 years old, in a foreign land busy scurrying about with chores at new environment, at the peak of maidenhood.” Born on 28 March 1937 to the couple Fulgencio Verdugo Garcia and Severina Garcia Garcia, Sor Maria Angelica de la Eucaristia at barely 18 entered the Monastery of Our Lady of Maravillas, Madrid, Spain. A year later, she made her simple profession on 20 October 1956. A little over three years after her entrance, as a simple professed Carmelite, she left Madrid and arrived in Dumaguete along with five other Spanish nuns on 16 November 1958. Her companions in Dumaguete to establish the first Carmelite Community were Mother Trinidad (Prioress), Sor Sacramento, Sor Ascencion, Sor Inmaculada, and Sor Pilar. Only Sor Pilar and Sor Ma. Angelica are living of the six Spanish nuns. Sor Pilar has been back in Spain. Mother Angelica is left alone and she says she looks forward to being laid to rest here. On the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, Mother Angelica renewed her act of consecration. In the newly refurbished Carmelite church, her song of praise had

MOTHER ANGELICA in part the following lyrics: “Lord, take my hands and theirs, Help me spend myself in seeking the lost, Returning love for the love you gave.” That homily delivered by Bishop Julito B. Cortes also offered points for Turn to page 10


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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The City of Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements: APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) 1. PR # 47-07 –various const. materials for repair and maint. of Artesian Wells, to be taken from Gen. Fund. P 53,640.00

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2. PR # 50-07 – various const. materials for repair of Dolphin I & II pump boats, to be taken from Gen. Fund.

168,020.00

3. PR # 67-07 – various electrical materials for repair and maint. - electrification, to be taken from Gen. Fund.

115,572.50

4. PR # 76-07 – 4 sets tire w/ inner tube & flap 7.50 x 15 – 10 PR lug type.16,000.00 18 sets tire w/ inner tube & flap 7.00 x 16 – 12 PR lug type. 5. PR # 86-07 – various const. materials for improvement/const. of drainage canal at Tavera St., to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund. TOTAL

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Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec.23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below P50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00 – P350,000.00 than P800.00 P350,001.00 – P500,000.00 than P1,225.00 P500,001.00 – P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above than P2,000.00

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Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on February 14, 2007 at 1:30 P.M., at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd.) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) The Negros Chronicle BAC Chairman Feb. 4 & 11, 2007

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An outstanding civic and academic leader e-writes from America

That one brief SHINING MOMENT (Last of the Two Parts)

By Efren N. Padilla, Ph.D. (via e-mail)

conclusion When Mayor Remollo asked me and others to help the city. He impressed it upon us, that in many ways, our assistance is an economic resource for the city. And he made it clear that for the sake of Dumaguete, he was asking us for our free services. He asked me: “Do you know how much money the city saves by paying Chiquiting and Ed Du? Just one peso a year?” I suspect, those two guys have yet to collect each of their nine pesos from him. Personally, it was not an issue for me because I have always wanted to give something back to Dumaguete. I spent twelve wonderful years of my life in this city as a student, and later, as a professor at Silliman University before immigrating to the United States to teach at Cal State East Bay. However, I soon realized that there were other people who were

touched by his vision and leadership. He is convinced that despite the economic lethargy of the country within a flourishing Pacific Rim Region, something positive can be done at the grassroot level without being saddled by national scandals and pessimism. For now, the city is his domain and he must do something about it.

In order to concretize his vision for Dumaguete, Mayor Remollo advised me to consult the various sectors of the City in developing a Master Plan. He wanted a plan that is limited and doable in six years, strategic to the direction of Dumaguete’s growth. As an urban planner, it made sense to me because he is mindful of the gap between political tenure and the doability of a plan. And he kept telling me “I’m only giving ourselves six years, and after that, I want others to take over.” Besides, he wants to show to potential donors and investors a concrete plan to generate donations, funding, and investment for the city, just like when one develops and presents a business plan. This is one aspect of the Master Plan that I did not anticipate but he creatively utilized to market the City. When we got the Oanu’s five-hectare land donation and a senator’s commitment to fund the proposed government center, he did not only impress me with his contacts, but also, with his pragmatic and outcome-driven leadership. The Plan strategically incorporated two fundamental principles: The University-Town Approach and The Growth Center Approach. The former, highlights the academe as the engine of growth of the city, and the latter, aims at decongesting the Poblacion by distributing development to selected areas. When I confided to him that the level of media attacks against him was historically uncommon for the mayorship of Dumaguete, he assured me that despite the political and personal nature of opposition thrown at him, his sight is focused on the target. He believes that his detractors underestimate the quiet wisdom of Dumagueteños to distinguish between those efforts in-

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tended to build and efforts intended to destroy. He told me he has made his choice because in the final analysis, Dumagueteños, not his detractors will judge. Unfortunately, he overestimated the wisdom of voters and underestimated the efforts of his detractors. He lost his reelection bid. The last time I saw Ipe, Tintin, and kids Pelos and Deo in Manila, I introduced to them for the first time my wife and two kids. It was great to see a friend and a wonderful young family who once gave their best for the City of Gentle People. Before we bid our goodbyes, I shared to him his last e-mail to me during those days of that one brief shining moment in the life of the City of Gentle People. He wrote: “Ef, what I strived for—and what Dumaguete has always been able to give us—is a quality of life not found anywhere else in the country. My hope is a simple one: that our children and elders may live in the kind of Dumaguete that I grew up in—a Dumaguete whose quality of life means safety for our neighborhoods, excitement for them, and opportunity for our workers. This is my hope and my vision. Now, it is my challenge. With your help, your ideas, and your support, we can get Dumaguete moving forward again.” Your friend, Ipe. The writer: Efren N. Padilla, Ph.D. is 2005 Outstanding Sillimanian. He currently teaches Sociology and directs the Urban Studies Program and the Center for Filipino Studies at California State University, East Bay. He has written numerous articles in sociology and urban and regional planning and three textbooks in American Urban & Regional Experience, Perspectives on Urban Society: Preindustrial to Postindustrial, and The New Filipino Story.

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Bais, plus Dumaguete were visited by President Arroyo. Guihulngan in the north also hosted the President in the past. The office of the City Mayor has been very silent and has not issued a medical bulletin to assuage the feelings of both his supporters and opponents. Rumors have it that Salma may have not yet fully recovered from the surgery he underwent recently in the capital. Provincial Attorney Ed Vergara suggested that if Salma can no longer carry out his tasks as the local chief executive, it is time for him to appoint Vice-mayor Lawrence Teves to discharge the same. The Department of Interior and Local Government is poised to declare Salma permanently incapacitated if it will be evident that he is no longer in command of his faculties due to bad physical and medical conditions.

Mayor Ipe Remollo can reach an agreement, they could surely form a formidable force against incumbent Mayor Agustin Perdices. But he welcomes the possibility of Remollo joining the contest with his own group. By this week, people will probably know if the mayoralty contest of Dumaguete will be a three cornered fight or not. Umbac who will be running under the banner of the United Opposition said that he will be meeting with Remollo any time soon to discuss the political situation of the city. Umbac hopes to convince Remollo to give way and in exchange he will grant the latter a free hand in choosing his running mate and those who would compose half of the slate for the city council.

tions. This forced the local staff to borrow or ask some materials from other government agencies that apparently have them in abundance. But Provincial COMELEC supervisor Atty. Manuel Advincula is not at all bothered since this has been the situation ever since and they have grown accustomed to it.

ished the people. In fact, no municipality or city in the first dstrict has excelled in terms of progress in the last decade, indicating that the legislators of the district are merely confined on lipstick service rather than lasting progressive and futuristic undertakings. Limkaichong who will face the Paras brothers for the first time believes that she has more chances of winning because both brothers are fighting each other since they could not agree as to who they will field in the towns’ local race. As a result, Limkaichong will eventually grab the majority because the big political brothers in the first district are splitting their supporters into half.

Paras calls ... From page 10 and Judith Cardenas of Canlaon City. This early Jing Paras also declared that even his brother Jerome Paras cannot beat his wife as he ruled out any political reconciliation after the latter allegedly broke their agreement in the last presidential

elections in 2004 when the elder Paras exhorted the mayors of the first district to switch support from Fernando Poe Jr. to Raul Roco contrary to their pre-election pact.


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standard bearer by President Gloria Arroyo who is close to the lady board member. For this reason or another, Escano might not be included in the board member slate for the second district of balik-governor Dodo Macias. Incumbent Vice Gov Jose Baldado is up for reelection without any apparent opponent in sight. Macias’ second district slate is reportedly composed of his son BM Erwin, balik BM city councilor Sal Erames, BM Arturo Umbac and a choice between BM Mel Saycon or BM Escano. Four slots are reserved for the 2nd district board members. However, Gov George Arnaiz wants Escano in the BM slate as she is an icon in the culture and the arts and tourism programs. With Umbac’s reported determination to run for city mayor, this might leave the slot open. Umbac reportedly got the ire of Macias who heard from the grapevine that Umbac would be running as BM under Tuting Perdices who earlier hinted to run for governor.

the person of sister in law Judge Choy Choy Inocando-Paras. But Jing prefers Olive in order to preserve the direct line of political successors of the Paras family. Jing Paras has the present support of first district mayors except La Libertad who is with Limkaichong and Vallehermoso who is with Jerome Paras. Paras believes that this majority is invincible so long as he is behind Olive’s candidacy. Limkaichong believes that with two Paras brothers running, it will split the Paras supporters. But Jing says, Jerome does not have the support of incumbent mayors. That is why Jerome is

Remollo: ... From page 1 CHRONICLE that “no question about running, but what is the real pulse of the people? Are they still willing to choose me despite the vote-buying and Comelec maneuverings others? Are they one with me in joining me, in the supreme sacrifice of giving up life’s conveniences, just to serve the people?” From the Perdices camp, being the defending champion, theirs is to fortify their forts, their defenses, for what is expected as “the onslaught of devastating issues such as the many unsolved extrajudicial killings vigilantestyle in Dumaguete especially the unsolved killings of his city treasurer, his close friend, and certain policemen; the proliferation of drugs, pushers and addicts where 8 out of ten crimes committed are drugs-related. With the city mayoralty race coming, it was held that if elections were held today, it would be a three cornered fight with Perdices-Remollo and Umbac since the trio are very determined to run, with nobody wanting to back out.

But when Perdices decided to stay put as mayor, Umbac was still welcome to go back as BM. But it seems Umbac maintained his decision to run for city mayor of Dumaguete. Umbac was also reported as having been opted to be the vice mayor of balikMayor Iping Remollo in order to build a solid slate. Another vice mayoral wannabe is Kag. Chikiting Sagarbarria who was told that this will be his good preparation for the city mayorship which is long his dream. Until the “point of no return is reached” Umbac is still welcome as board member, or vice mayor of Remollo for Dumaguete. Contrary to earlier reports, Umbac has been in constant conversation with Remollo during the past days.

Jail escapee ... From page 2 illegal possession of shabu was Teofanes Cadungog, who was arrested by police officers in Oracion Drive in the same barangay. In his defense, Cadungog denied using the banned substance and in turn accused the apprehending policemen of “planting the evidence” by inserting two sachets in his pocket during the arrest. Branch 30 presiding Judge Honorable Cresencio Tan of the Regional Trial Court of Negros Oriental ruled in both cases that the prosecution fell short in establishing the quantum of evidence required in criminal cases thus it failed to prove the guilt of the two accused beyond reasonable doubt.

putting up his own slate. In fact, this own slate issue is the reason why Jing and Jerome have parted political directions. Jing wants Jerome to carry the incumbent mayors, but Jerome wants to put up his own line of mayoral bets. This resulted in what is a seemingly irreconcilable differences. This being, the three cornered fight in the first district might have its own set of mayoral line ups.

Limkaichong ... From page 1 city. Teves who is extending his all-out support for Limkaichong’s congressional bid in the first district will also reportedly have some persuasive influence in the choice of leaders in the area. Reacting to questions whether Rep Jing Paras is Lakas provincial chairman in the north, Teves said that it was President Arroyo herself who branded Paras as a Lakas who is not supporting her since Paras did not withdraw his signature in the impeachment case against President Arroyo. This was bared by GMA herself during an TV interview in the show Talkback with Tina Monson Palma. This was also confirmed in internet reports of the Manila Standard to this effect . Teves also paid tribute to Limkaichong who has increased tax collection in La Libertad being instrumental in convincing her family to transfer their multi-million business conglomorates in La Libertad. Thus, Sy and companies pay their taxes in this lowly town which is now fast emerging as the new municipal economic miracle of Oriental Negros. He cited that the municipality has leased for 30 years and for a token fee, a big beach front in San Jose La Libertad, and is almost completing the construction of a multi-million dollar investment on a tourist resort hotel there in a joint venture with American investors.

SPUD hosts ... From page 2 Frans Kilene Koerkamp of the Buglas Bamboo Institute stressed the need for the “institutionalization of the industry” while mindful of the economic and political situation. And since bamboo trees are also capable of preventing soil erosion, environmentalists say that it would be ideal that they be planted along the riverbanks.

MONSE (From page 8) bless you. Regularly thank God for His work in your life. Let your gratitude be a loving response to His love for you. Stop trying to prove yourself to other people. Instead, live only to please God, since His opinion is the only one that ultimately matters. Rest in His unconditional love for you and let your service to Him be motivated by your love for Him. Allow the Holy Spirit to break your heart when you encounter human need, to instill a greater sense of compassion within you. Continually ask God how He would like you to respond to needs you encounter. But be sure that God is calling you to invest in an effort before you undertake it. There are many good pursuits, but only some of them are the best for you. Remember that Jesus accomplished just what God wanted Him to on earth – no more, and no less.

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Sagar II may still accept “vice-mayor” offer Scoobys-famed councilor Manuel “Chiquiting” Sagarbarria may yet accept the offer to run as vice-mayor either under BM Arturo Umbac, lone city aspirant for city mayor so far; or Vice-Mayor of Atty. Ipeng Remollo who declared his availability for a rematch with Mayor Agustin Perdices. The latest obstacle to date is the uncertainty of Remollo indicating that if Sagarbarria decides to run he is welcome in Umbac’s camp as vice-mayoralty candidate. portedly turned down the offer of Board However, Sagarbarria for his part is Member Arturo Umbac to be his running dependent on the blessings of his political mate. seniors like Governor George Arnaiz or Rep. This was revealed by BM Umbac himEmilio Macias who claim they are giving self, adding that Councilor Sagarbarria plans Sagar II a free hand. to run as mayor in the 2010 local polls. But Earlier, incumbent City Councilor Umbac hopes that if only he and former Chiquiting “Scoobys” Sagarbarria has reTurn to page 9

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egros Oriental Third District Representative Jing Paras branded La Libertad Mayor Joselyn Limkaichong a nuisance candidate. He said that even if the lady mayor has the finances she will still surely lose since no one will support her candidacy. Jing Paras, now on his third and final term, is fielding his wife Olive Paras to take his seat in the House of Representatives. He is confident that Olive would prevail after seven mayors in the first district decided to endorse Olive’s candidacy. They are mayors Amor A. Baldado of Manjuyod, Valente Yap of Bindoy, Edsel Enardecido of Ayungon, Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan, Reynaldo Tuanda of Jimalalud, to page 9 Isidro Bayawa III of Tayasan Turn and Judith

COMELEC suffers insufficient supplies As usual the very election agency that is campaigning for speedy election count is the very same agency that is lagging behind in the procurement of supplies and materials, hopefully not official ballots. Barely three months before the May 11 polls, the local Commission on Elections is facing not only the perennial problem of shortage in manpower but also available supplies urgently needed while preparing the conduct of polls. Among the supplies that the agency failed to receive are computer inks, bond papers and other provisions needed for the opera Turn to page 9

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irst District Congressional aspirant Mayor Joselyn Limkaichong of La Libertad has described the Paras regime in the north district as one that is oppressive and has promoted poverty instead of progress in the 8 towns and 1 city of the first district. The best example is the town of Guihulngan, the hometown of congressman brothers Jerome and Jing, it has remained the least progressive town if compared to Bayawan in the third district and Tanjay in the second district. Limkaichong said that the reason why she decided to take up the cudgels of the people in the first district is because the Paras political dynasty has allegedly conTurn page 9 tinued to enrich their family but hasto impover

How fit is Salma after surgery? Tanjayanons are still wondering about the true state of health of their mayor after his much publicized head surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Salma’s term expires in June and he is grooming his son Neil to replace him. A strong opposition stalwart in the person of Tanjay Vice-Mayor Lawrence Teves reportedly has the support of Governor Arnaiz and Congressman Macias. The Salmas are reportedly backed up by President Arroyo, who personally inaugurated the new Tanjay Market Complex and other projects. Only the cities of Tanjay, Bayawan and Turn to page 9

SOR MARIA ... From pae 8 deep reflection. “Our world today finds it difficult to believe that a commitment like that of Sor Ma. Angelica still happens and that fidelity is still possible.” He continued by saying: “This is for the world to see, one that is obsessed with the self and finds it difficult to understand that there are still women and men like Mother Angelica who are capable of saying ‘no’ to themselves, leaving the security of home, and saying ‘yes’ to God’s call without reservation and with the spirit of complete freedom.” To Mother Angelica on your 50th year as a Contemplative Carmelite nun in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, accept our heartiest congratulations.

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Call me names

Trip to the Kingdom

People have been calling me names all my life. It started before I could even walk. Neighbors asked my father what they were going to name the baby. He said they would name me after my Grandfather. As everyone called him “Whistling John”, I became “Little John”. Even though it is not my real name; my sister, 60 years later, still calls me “John”. In school, they called me the “Professor”, not so much because I knew everything, but because I thought I did. Not sure it was meant as a compliment. Later, as my voice started to change and they called me “Squeaky”. My voice sometimes would crack and often only dogs could hear it. The military is well known for giving people nicknames and I was no exception. My first military pseudonym was “The Animal”. I got that label when I was handling military prisoners assigned to the

“Hard Labor” Detachment. My predecessor was attacked and crippled by inmates. I got the job while training troops at Fort Gordon Georgia. I had two attempts on my life but refused to compromise with criminals. I worked there two years and never got a scratch. When I was assigned to the Army’s Officer Training program, I had vastly more experience and higher rank than any of the other students. My fellow students hung the irreverent title of “JC “on me. According to them,Turn they gave me the to page 17 name

BY KOJAK JAMES HUGHS U.S. ARMY, CAPT. (RET.)

MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER

The only Cure some types of cancer, can they find cure for a lonely heart? Sometimes this disease of hopelessness does not show any symptoms at all. Or if we may see them, we are too busy to mind. How much does a soul cost? It is more than millions of silver or gold, MUFFET for the king’s blood was shed to pay a price for each one. Yet some refuse DOLAR to accept the ransom paid, and chose VILLEGAS another way instead. How valuable are you? The human race numbered roughly six billion people today. Others say, it is too many for God to watch. But e-mail: shall we limit his greatness? Shall Blue_bell57@yahoo.com we bury ourselves into the sand of hopelessness? The greatest cure for humanity may have been lying on your desk, gathering cobwebs as time passes by, or it lies inside the heart of a caring friend who has been trying to show yaou the only way who is Christ.

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(This is a personal account of my trip to Riyadh in August last year where I was part of a UNDP Consultancy Team to conduct capability-building seminars for young Saudi women.) The Kingdom had always been intriguing to me. I grew up reading about the enchanting tales of the desert, the mystic dunes, the nomadic life of the Bedouin tribes and the limitless wealth of the Al Sa’ud royalty. In the same way, I was highly moved by the plight of Arab women, their lack of rights and even personal freedoms. The fact that they are not allowed book, Desert Royal to prep me. The to drive shocked me, the tradition that book was the latest chronicle of the Al JENNY women can be ‘given’ freely by her Saud Family. Reading the book elicLIND father for marriage without her con- ited mixed emotions. sent shocked me, the religious manFirst of all, I am shocked at ELMACO date that women should wear the ‘hijab’ the apparent disregard for and be covered from head to toe in women’s rights or for women’s black, astounded me. opinions even those from the feYet, this is also a land of an- male members of the royal fam- E-MAIL cient stories, of unrivaled beauty ily. I was absolutely blown away jenny.elmaco@yahoo.com and home of Islam’s holiest sites. by the magnitude of the riches of There is much to see, discover and the family. Read: private jet for a uncover in this environment of trip to New York, limousines in all paradox and contrast. land trips, designer clothes, a Thinking about the trip made me decide to purchase Jean Sasson’s Turn to page 18

MUMBAKI

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The life we live could be described by the choices we make or by the decisions we un dertake. Some are minute and inconsequential but more often they are crucial as they are made in the crossroads which therefore determines what the future looks like. Thus, every time we are at the crossroads of our individual choices we are immobilized with fear or anxiety that the choice we make may not coincide with the purpose that God has designed for each one of us. And for many, God is not even a factor. It is quite a wonder how nations and armies. But God diametrically oppose are the did not choose those great choices that Man makes when countries of His people; incompared to God’s choices. stead he chose slaves who When God has chosen the wondered aimlessly in the wilpeople. He desired to be the derness. He chose them to channel of His glory on earth He be the instruments of His plan had chosen a weak and humble for this World and the salvapeople. Those who have no tion of His creation. And He empire and do not even have even promised that He would the means for commerce. make them a great and prosThey had no kings or kingdoms, perous people. no palaces or temples. They Then again, when were a people who where God made this physical brought out from slavery and presence felt on earth, He wondered in the wilderness. had chosen to begin His They were surrounded by great greatly journey by being born in aTurn to page 15

Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar

Footsteps and Fingerprints

Why The Dog Did Not Bark

Never underestimate the power of prayer. When everything elses fail, get down on your knees, pray to the Lord our God for His tender loving mercies.” This was my beloved mother speaking in words that have echoed and reechoed through the years and internalized in us – her children. ———————— On this matter of prayer – named after that of its former owner there was this incident during the a radio announcer and guerilla closing days of the Second World leader. He was a terrific barking War which somehow dramatized dog – the noicest living thing in the the dominance of the Supreme village. Many neighbors wanted the Being in all living things on earth. dog killed as with his barkings, he ———————— would surely reveal to the JapaA young widow with her nese their hide-outs. But the chilvery small children and some dren who loved him prevailed. friends who lived with them, ———————— had a make-shift dwelling beAs the American liberation side Hinagdanan Creek in forces took over the lowlands, Manduang, Minglanilla, Cebu. the Japanese retreated to the Their structure was securely hills and went on a killing spree hidden from view because of the likes and magnitude of thick vegetation. which were never before seen ———————— in the area. A Chinese family But they had a dog Harry, was bru Turn to page 15

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The Choice of God

Is there a cure? This was asked by a 33 year old woman who was given a year to live. She was told to hope for the best and accept what is worst. This is a hard reality for a mother of three kids who doesn’t want to die. She had wanted to go through treatment hoping to buy more time, just for another year or one golden day perhaps, to spend with her loved ones? A four year old child asked his mother, why do you have to go to heaven so soon? Can God not wait a little longer? These questions are not easy to answer, and sometimes we feel like we are singled out from all the rest to suffer. But the most heartbreaking news I received is for someone healthy who decided to end life. It is not only the cancer ward that spells death, but the hopelessness of a tired heart. It is not the frail dying body eaten by the disease with a lively spirit which need encouragement, but for some lonely soul hiding inside a young happy face. Why do people choose to die? Why do some people choose to inch their way to the grave, through drugs or alcohol? If scientists have found cure for

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The Faces of Love

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his month is the month for LOVE. We are bombarded with media programs, advertisements and songs bringing the worldly aspects of love to our attention. Yet ,seldom do we hear about the real and true faces of love.

by: Art Umbac

Faces of love … my mom and dad embracing each other after a disagreement, Mom has made a pie, Dad has brought her some wildflowers … Mama Nanie caring for Papa Catan during his last illness … the Golden Wedding anniversary of our dear friends Philip and Elsa Anievas … Mama Nanie shepherding 13 of her apo during their summer vacation in Palinpinon … the laughing faces of our children and their children during family gatherings … so

many, many faces of love … I’d like to share a few thoughts on love from my scrapbook of clippings that I’ve kept for years hoping that these verses will help us focus more on the true meaning of LOVE, instead of just the commercialized version of this emotion of the heart. Love: It can’t be hidden on a shelf. It can’t be bought. It can’t be sold. It can’t be kept within one’s self and it can’t be put just on hold.

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BY:

NANCY RUSSELL CATAN

e-mail: nrcatan@i-manila.com.ph


5A FEBRUARY 2007

Silliman wins CHED nat'l research award The program on marine protected areas undertaken by Silliman University in Dumaguete City was adjudged the Best Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Research Program in the country by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during an awarding ceremony held late last month at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila. Silliman received P1 million after it bested 11 other entries with its entry, “The Marine Laboratory Program on Marine Protected Areas”, which details the efforts of the SU Marine Laboratory, now Institute of Environment and Marine Sciences (IEMS), at fishery enhancement and biodiversity conservation in the Visayas and Mindanao. This program pioneered the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the country. All 12 entries for the national award were limited to the winners in the regional search in Regions I, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and X and CARAGA, CAR and NCR. The regional winners received plaques and cash awards of P300,000, P200,000 and P100,000 for the first, second and third placers, respectively. University of the Philippines-Diliman placed second in the national awards for its entry, “Application of Nuclear Techniques to Address Specified Red Tide”, while Mariano Marcos State University placed third for its entry, “Integrated Kawayan R&D Program of the Ilocos Region”. The second and third placers received P500,000 and P300,000, respectively. “This award is a result of consistent, quality research being undertaken by Silliman University

Ranking of SU by US grad school In the column of Isagani Cruz, “Ranking Philippine Universities”, published February 1, 2007 in The Philippine Star, Silliman University was cited as among the four Philippine Universities categorized “of highest quality” by The Graduate School of the University of Minnesota (UMN). The website grouped selected Philippine universities into two: Group 1 and Group 2. “Group I are of highest quality. Group II includes those offering programs which would meet at least minimum accreditation standards in the US,” the UMN website explains. Silliman was placed in Group 1 with Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and University of the Philippines, while 30 Philippine universities were placed in Group II. You may refer to the UMN website for more information about the categorization: www.grad.umn.edu/faculty-staff/ international/country_sheets/ Philippines.html UMN takes pride in being “one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States, ranking among the most prestigious. It is both the state landgrant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state’s primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation.”

focusing on one critical component of our people’s development, and this is our coasts and their resources,” Silliman President Dr. Ben Malayang III said. He said the award “proves that Silliman University is among the best institutions in the country.” According to Malayang the driving force behind the research activities at Silliman “is the commitment and creativity of our own faculty”. And he said research is what the university is encouraging its teachers to pursue. In his opening remarks, CHED Chairman Dr. Carlito Puno emphasized the value of research. “Research plays a very crucial role so that young professionals, or even academicians, or even administrators will not become ‘prisoners of what it is’”, Puno said. As academic institutions are trusted to generate and disseminate knowledge, Puno encouraged HEIs to contribute also to national development as they pursue their respective research programs and projects. This was reinforced by the keynote address of Congressman Luis Villafuerte of the Second District of Camarines Sur who emphasized the importance of research in technology development and pledged support for R & D programs. The SU IEMS’ program on marine protected areas has the longest record of research, extension and development work on the subject of marine protected areas (MPA) among academic institutions in the country, having been the first to establish an MPA (Sumilon Island) in 1974. It has established 20 MPAs

for fishery enhancement and biodiversity conservation in the Visayas and Mindanao and has extended to 61 others in the form of habitat and resource assessments, biodiversity enhancement, and capacity building. Dr. Angel Alcala, SU Research Director and former Silliman President and Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and CHED Chairman said the winning program on marine protected areas “is the only program in the country that has a long-term involvement of so many people, including local communities, which has an impact on policy and curriculum development.” Supporting Puno’s statement, he said: “Research plays a large part in the academe. Teaching should be supplemented, complemented by actual practical data derived from research.” “Your teaching becomes alive when you talk about the local situations, using local examples,” Alcala said. “If you do not do research, you will be stagnant, you will be repeating all the things that you have learned in your graduate school years.” MPA Program Leader and SU IEMS Director Dr. Hilconida Calumpong said the award provides an opportunity for the Institute to continue with the research it is doing on MPAs. “We hope to use the monetary award to look at connectivity among MPAs using genetic markers and oceanographic tools,” she said. Calumpong said that this kind of research will enable Silliman to help further promote the management of coastal resources

Tribute to Dr. Edith Tiempo

Dr. Edith L. Tiempo requests her former student, multi-awarded Silliman literature professor, Dr. Cesar R. Aquino, to read one the poems for her lecture during the tribute held February 2.

National Artist for Literature Dr. Edith Lopez Tiempo was honored for her lifetime of words, creativity, and nurturance of several generations of Filipino writers in a tribute held February 2 at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium. The program, which was open to the public, featured testimonials for the National Artist from various Filipino writers—including Ernesto Superal Yee, Myrna PeñaReyes, Bobby Flores Villasis, Ian Rosales Casocot, Andrea GomezSoluta, and Vim Nadera Jr.—and also included several dances inspired by the writings of Dr. Tiempo, choreographed by Ronnie Mirabuena of the SU Kahayag Dance Troupe. One of the highlights of the National Arts Month, the event is in

co-sponsorship with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Likhaan: The University of the Philippines Creative Writing Institute, and the SU Department of English & Literature. Dr. Tiempo was declared a National Artist in December 1999. Born in 1919 in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Dr. Tiempo is an internationally acclaimed poet, fiction writer,

teacher, wife, and mother, whose life is a veritable paradigm of achievement, starting at age 18, when she became a movie actress, and continuing with her ultimate move to Silliman where, together with husband and fellow writer Edilberto, she became a teacher and honed her literary reputation. After furthering their studies at the prestigious Iowa International Writers Workshop, they both came back to Silliman and founded the National Writers Workshop in 1962. The workshop is the oldest creative writing workshop in Asia, and to date is still considered the “mother of all workshops” in the Philippines. Under the continuing guidance of Dr. Tiempo, it has produced most of the luminaries that now make up Philippine literature.

among communities for food security. Furthermore, she emphasized that this kind of research is actually the product of collaboration among many faculty and staff of Silliman and other universities here and abroad. She also acknowledged the important role that the communities, LGUs, NGOs, NGAs, Pos, and other stakeholders have played in the data gathering. Despite Silliman’s financial challenges, Calumpong said that the research was possible through the support of funding agencies, both from government and private funding agencies here and abroad. The national winners were

INVESTING IN Doctor of Medicine Dr. Jonathan C. Amante Lead Faculty Silliman University Medical School (SUMS) is distinct from other m e d i c a l schools for several reasons. This starts with the vision to become the leading institution in the region in providing quality medical education committed to produce competent physicians who are guided by Christian principles in the provision of excellent health care. The curriculum has combined the best of traditional and innovative curricula considered as one of the best features based on the results of the visit of CHED’s Technical Committee for Medical Education. The objective is to produce graduates who can become a H.E.A.L.E.R* (Health Care Provider, Educator, Advocate, Leader, Executive and Researcher). There are presently forty five (45) qualified and dedicated faculty members who are respected in their academic and clinical practice. The concerns of students are accommodated within the faculty room where at the same time wireless internet access and other academic support services are available. This unique and five-star medical education is further facilitated by the exposure of medical students to real university life experiences and interactions within this 106-year old campus absent in most medical schools. With the exception of very few medical schools of state universities, the fees are approximately 25% lesser within the Visayas and up to 40% less compared to those in Metro Manila since education is significantly subsidized by the university. BS PHYSICAL THERAPY Dr. Lynn L. Olegario Director T h e Silliman University Physical T h e r a p y (SUPT) Program aims to be the lead program that produces physical therapists who exercise their profession with the skill and knowledge of the

determined by the five-member 2006 National Evaluation Committee headed by Dr. Emil Javier, President of the National Academy of Science and Technology and National Chair, AGHAM. The other members included Dr. Saturnino Ocampo Jr, CHED Commissioner, Dr. Filemon A. Uriarte Jr., Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology, Dr. Furtunato de la Pena, Undersecretary for Science and Technology Services of the Department of Science and Technology, and Dr. Mario Lamberte, Micro Finance Manager, EMERGE, USAID.

Silliman personal commitment to Christian living. To achieve this, it has subjected itself to accreditation by respected agencies here and abroad. Thus, we are proud and honored to claim that we are the first PAASCU-accredited PT School (level II) in the Philippines and duly accredited by Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapists, Inc. (FCCPT) in the United States. Over the years, our board examination ratings have been giving honors and glory to the University. We are consistently in the list of top ten schools with good performance in the PT-OT Board examination. At present, there are many PT alumni who are working in various parts of the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Thus, SUPT is surely the best PT school to be where “Your Future is Secured” and “Your Future is Our Business”. BS NUTRITION & DIETETICS Prof. Irma Mae V. Ridad Chairperson The Nutrition and Dietetics in Silliman University is one of the three departments under the College of Education, one of the Centers of Excellence in the University. It offers a four-year baccalaureate degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, after which its graduates are expected to take the national licensure examination for nutritionist-dieticians. Graduates of this program may go into many fields in the private and public sectors such as Hospitals, Government Agencies, Private Agencies, Food Industries, Schools, and Food Service Establishments. There are many different positions within these industries where they can surely place their knowledge and skills in foods, nutrition and dietetics into good use. The holistic Christian quality education that Silliman University offers assures anyone who enrolls in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department comprehensive academic preparation meant for them to be globally competetive, conversant of relevant issues as they relate to national goals, and God-centered.


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Republic of the Philippines 7 th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 64 Guihulngan, Negros Oriental SP PROC. NO. 07-03-G FOR: CORRECTION OF ENTRY

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

THIRTY YEARS AGO

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

Community outrage against American who tore tickets

February 6, 1977 - Dumagueteños expressed disgust over the actuations of an American who allegedly maligned the integrity of Filipinos by spreading false statements about the Campaign for Justice, and whose apparent intention is to frustrate the country’s efforts to raise funds to help the two Filipino nurses indicted for murder by poisoning their patients in the Federal Court of Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. Some of them were said to be filing an official report to the Immigration and Deportation in Manila so that the alien can be of some members of a local club tore two deported. The American, identified as Dick tickets of the movie “Arrest the Nurse Killer” Hickman was reportedly heard telling some which he bought during their meeting. The residents that he does not support the Cam- incident shocked many of the club members they declared earlier their unanimous paign for Justice because some people are since support to the fund raising campaign. making money out of it. Expressing arro- Hickman is a new member and was spongance and anger, Hickman within the sight sored to the club by the chief of the city integrated national police.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Negrenses ratify new constitution February 8, 1987 — The latest official COMELEC tabulation indicated that some 82.31% of the votes cast were in the affirmative therefore, giving the “YES” votes an overwhelming win. No-votes got only 16.85% of the votes cast. According to reports, Negros Oriental posted the highest percentage of “yes” votes in Central Visayas while the region placed third in the national tabulation so far. However, the COMELEC has only tabulated complete returns from 16 out of 22 towns and two out of three cities. Highest yes-voters came from Manjuyod with 93.90 percent; Tanjay with 91.20 percent; Amlan with 91.08 percent and Dumaguete City registered 90 percent yes votes. The towns which completed the official COMELEC canvass are Amlan, Ayungon, Bacong, Basay, Bindoy, Manjuyod,

San Jose, Sibulan, Tanjay, Tayasan,Valencia, Vallehermoso, and Zamboanguita. The cities of Dumaguete and Bais, too posted over 90 percent affirmative votes. Said results indicate overwhelming approval of the 1987 Constitution and the legitimacy of the Aquino Government.

TEN YEARS AGO

Japanese veterans back to seek comrades’ remains February 9, 1997 — Some thirteen Japanese nationals, believed to be members of the Japan Imperial Army during World War II, are presently in Negros Oriental allegedly to conduct diggings of possible graves of their former colleagues who were assigned in the island during the war. The Japanese are accompanied by two personnel from the National Museum in Manila who refused to be identified, and escorted by intelligence service personnel from the Department of National Defense. They were also accompanied by a young lawyer who told the CHORINCLE that they are not tourists, but are here for a purpose. They are bringing with them geological equipment, including those used for excavations. However, apprehensions

were raised as to why they refused to bare their destinations or itinerary. One of them was seen holding a map supposedly containing the list of gravesites in the province. The group has been to Leyte, Bacolod, Cebu, and before coming to Negros Oriental.

TODAY’S

GOSPEL (From page 8)

And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the king-

dom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap

for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungr y. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7 th JUDICIAL REGION Branch 45 Bais City

IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE BIRTH RECORDS OF JULYN ZUNIEGA DAGONTON, THE ENTRY SEX AS FEMALE INSTEAD OF MALE IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GUIHULNGAN, ORIENTAL NEGROS.

Special Proceeding No. B- 06-20 For: Correction of Entries in the Birth Records IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRIES OF THE BIRTH RECORD OF CENIE TORRES MASCARDO IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAIS CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL,

JULYN ZUNIEGA DAGONTON, Petitioner.

CENIE TORRES MASCARDO, Petitioner.

– versus –

– versus –

The LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GUIHULNGAN, ORIENTAL NEGROS. Respondent. x————————————————————————/

APOLONIA P. BACTOL in her capacity as THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of Bais City, Negros Oriental, Respondent. x————————————————————————/

O R D E R Petitioner, through counsel filed a verified petition for correction of entry in the birth records of Julyn Zuniega Dagonton appearing in his birth records in the office of the Local Civil Registrar of Guihulngan, Oriental Negros praying that after publication, notice and hearing, the Local Civil Registrar concerned be ordered to correct the entry sex as FEMALE instead of MALE. 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 26, 2007 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 23, 2007, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Jan. 28, Feb. 4 & 11, 2007

The Face of... From page 11 Love must be ready for worthy deeds. It must not be pushed out of sight. It must help people with special needs, and act like a guiding light. Love should forgive, to be forgiven, from God’s presence it must not stray. Its name is LOVE – a gift from Heaven. But love is nothing ‘till it is given away. By John and Edna Massimilla Love and Care The greatest thrills of life and love that fill us with content Are gifts of grace we give away and ask no compliment. It might be just a helping hand we give to one in need, Or just a gift of caring grace … when nothing else succeeds. A little bit of love and care that comes from you and me Can lift a heart of grief and tears from days of misery; And it is heavenly ordained that we, of faith, impart The love and care God gives to us to share with crying hearts. By Michael Dubina And perhaps the most important Love is God’s love for us as penned by Bess Fountain in this verse: His love is like an ocean or a calm and peaceful sea, His love dates from creation, it envelopes you and me. We can never overtake it, we can never use it up, It is boundless, it is endless, and it overflows our cup. May we all experience true love in our life, throughout our life, and always have enough love in our heart to share with others.

O R D E R A verified petition having been filed by petitioner through counsel and it appearing that the same is sufficient in form and substance. Set the hearing of this case on FEBRUARY 20, 2007 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 45, Bais City, inviting any interested person to appear on said hearing and to show cause why the petition shall not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and the Cities of Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais and Canlaon once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks before the date of hearing. Furnish copy of this Order to the Local Civil Registrar of Bais City Negros Oriental and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, November 30, 2006. (Sgd.) ISMAEL O. BALDADO Judge The Negros Chronicle Jan. 28, Feb. 4 & 11, 2007

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Readers’ Views

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Gerundio Pamor, not a village bully Dear Editor: My clients, the family of the late Jerundio/Gerondio Pamor, asked me to write you because of the news article which you published about his death in the Crime Week Section of the February 4, 2007 issue of the Negros Chronicle in which you portrayed him as a “village bully.” (Village Bully Felled by Bullets, pp. 12-13) The Pamor family is aggrieved by this grossly unfair report, considering that the late Jerundio/Gerondio Pamor was an ordinary farmer, and his assailants are the ones who are the village bullies. The victim was not a resident of Kansumandig, La Libertad, where he was shot to death, but of the neighboring town of Guihulngan. He could not possibly be a “village bully” because he was a stranger to Kansumandig. On the other hand, the persons who shot him have been positively identified by at least five (5) witnesses who have voluntarily given their sworn statements to that effect. These persons have figured prominently in several incidents of harassment prior to the killing of the said victim, using arms allegedly supplied to them by political aspirants of the place. We are currently preparing murder charges for each of these perpetrators which will be filed in court at the soonest possible time. The Pamor family will certainly appreciate it if you could publish this letter in the next issue of the Negros Chronicle so that his violent death at the hands of “village bullies” will not be aggravated by a blackened memory. Thank You. ATTY. PERSEPHONE D. C. EVANGELISTA Counsel of the Pamor family

The Law Offices of: BEJAR MONCADA NUIQUE AND CATACUTAN Suite 101, Ground Floor EBT Building Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

N O T I C E NOTICE is hereby given that the estates of the deceased spouses PAULO NAVARRO and JULITA T. NAVARRO, who died on June 3, 2000, and April 6, 1994, respectively, consisting of Lot 179 of Amlan and one-half of Lot 311 of Tanjay City, is the subject of extrajudicial settlement of estates and partition executed by and among their heirs, namely, Nicolas, Roque, Rustico, Gaspar, Paulo, Jr., Paulita and Gloria, all surnamed Navarro, acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Teopisto Calumpang, Jr., on February 7, 2007, and entered on Page 80 of his Notarial Registry No. XVII as Doc. No. 393, Series of 2007. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 2007

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late DANIEL CAFINO and MELECIA CAFINO have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs With Absolute Sale on Lot 1961-A, a portion of Lot No. 1961, covered by OCT No. FV16453, situated in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, in favor to Nilo Faburada per Doc. No. 50, Page No. 10, Book No. XVII, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Rafael C. Orillana.

Art

Why the ... From page 11

tally massacred. Babies and toddlers were thrown into the air and bayonated. It was a gruesome chapter in the lives of people and man’s inhumanity to man. ———————— It was in this backdrop that we find the family in our story. Unknown to its members, that particular moonlit night they were in jeopardy of being wiped out from the face of the earth by the rampaging Japanese forces of a world-gone-mad. ———————— As hours wore on into the midnight, the young widow was awakened by the chilling noise and the splashing of the waters of the creek as if a horde of buffaloes was rushing downstream. She was shocked to see Japanese soldiers marching down with their armaments. ———————— She awaken the others, pointed to the Japanese soldiers and together they knelt down and prayed before the Holy Family hugging and kissing the statue of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. ———————— Then, their attention was riveted on the dog Harry in anticipation of that dreaded moment when he would bark and reveal their hide-out. There at the make-shift veranda the terrible barking dog was seated on his hind legs with his two front legs firmed up front, its ears standing on end, its eyes focused on the marching soldiers. Not a single sound came out from him. ———————— Had the brown dog Harry made a sound or even just a whine that moonlit night, this columnist would not be here today to write this true story of that life-threatening nightmare in a village in Cebu with a strange sounding name. For I was one of the smallest children that incident. It was only after the Japanese soldiers were miles away that Harry let go with his barkings. ———————— What happened to that brown dog Harry? For a while, he used to go with me and my brother Percival as we fished in

The Choice... From page 11

Joel

manger among the cows, goats and other animals, and made Himself known first to the shepherds in the fields. The kings, princesses and potentates of those times were unaware of the arrival of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And most significant of it all is that He came down to earth purposely for the sinner and not for the righteous. For more guidance let us visit the leaders (or prophets) chosen by God in the Old Testament times. They are of a different breed. They are men of courage who chastised the rich and humiliated the powerful, they risked their lives to accuse oppressive monarchs in their own kingdom. ISAIAH told the rich hypocrites that God would not accept their fasts so long as they oppress their workers; and JEREMIAH called upon God’s curse on exploiters: “woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his upper

Trip to the ... Jenny From page 11 shopping spree of 500,000 dollars, palaces and huge mansions in different countries, hundred of servants. Yet, I found comfort in her imperfections. In this book, Sultana continues her story at a period of crisis in her life when she reveals her shameful secret - especially so in a Muslim country where alcohol is forbidden - that she has a drinking problem. You also see a woman insecure about her appearance (who isn’t?), who loses her temper, who can be utterly exasperating at times. In the book, you find the things that she passionately cares about: the forced marriage of her niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and her discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by another cousin which makes her more determined than ever to defend the rights of women in her country. After her resolve to never again stand by the sidelines while another woman is being subjected to an injustice, her cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the backdrop of increased dissent against the Al Sauds, and the looming specter of Islamic Fundamentalism. Despite her gold trappings, here was a woman, a mother, a sister...HUMAN! But after reading the book, I cultivated big concerns regarding the trip. In every page, you hear either a Filipina maid, a Filipino gardener, a Filipino driver, a Filipina in a harem. You also read about how Filipinas, like other Asians, were ‘purchased’ or forced into prostitution. As I, a little bit roughly, put the book down, questions raced through my head: How would I react when I see the plight of Filipinos in Saudi Arabia? How would I be able to the mountain stream or gathered firewood from a hillside. Then he was gone and we missed him. To this day we don’t know what happened to that noisy barking dog who, on that chilling moment of our lives, did not bark when he should have. ———————— Never underestimate the power of prayer and the caring goodness of God. rooms by injustice, and makes his neighbor serve without wages”; and EZEKIEL rebuked the rulers of Israel: “the weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the crippled you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them”. But best of all leaders is Jesus of Nazareth. Sitting humbly and meekly in public places, He undermined the unjust system in which he lived by preaching against the ideals that society most loved and adored – wealth and power. Yet it was this meekness and humility which made Jesus so dangerous to the elite and privileged classes. Jesus had no backing in the military, no support in the business community, not even the Pharisees or religious sector. When Jesus advised a rich young man to sell all his goods and give the proceeds to the poor, the Holy Bible tells us that the young man went away saddened. Perhaps he also went away angry. His talks against Kings and Kingdoms threatened the imperial intervention from Rome – an intervention that persists even in modern times. Oh! How wonderful and peaceful and prosperous our world could be if only we endeavor to approximate the equation between our choices and that of God’s. He has shown and revealed to us ETERNITY as a guidepost for the choices we make, it is now ours to respond. God bless us all.

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mails & e-mails Father in Middle East laments police ways here Dear EDITORS: I am a resident of Dumaguete City working here in the Middle East . I would like to highlight a situation in our city which I think your office could be a help. At about 9 to 10 pm last night (February 06, 2007) at Locsin Street, (near ACSAT) my son’s friend riding on his motorbike was stopped by Policemen (random check point). When he was not able to present a driver’s license, the Police Officer took the cellphone (Motorola RAZR V3) he was carrying. The cellphone that the policeman apprehended belongs to my son which was borrowed by his friend for whatever reason. The following day my son went to the police department but they were not able to see or identify the officer. In connection with the incident, I would like to ask an advise from your end. Is the police officer’s action legal? What action do we have to take on this matter? (Sincerely, (PAY MERCADO, piping superintendent, Saudi Arabian Bechtel Col. KGP project, Khursaniyah, KSA) ======================================== Mr. Pay Mercado The act of confiscating the cellphone for no reason at all is illegal. It should be returned. It should also have been the responsibility of the one apprehended to KNOW his rights, always sign a receipt of what is taken, and identify the person or policeman confiscating. Having failed that, we can only surmise his identity. Rest assured that we will trace the erring cop. But it is now a harder thing to do. Let your son and his friend see me , and I will assure them of an audience with our chief of police on this matter. Let them see me first and then we will call the chief cop at once. okey? –editors. help? How would I be perceived as a Filipina having a slightly different purpose in coming to the Kingdom? Can I stop myself from shrieking if I see an injustice done on any one of my fellow countrywomen and men? (or running after the attacker with a Balisong or a machete?) Am I in danger of getting kidnapped and being placed in a harem? How does an Oriental young woman, living in the West, ‘teach’ a Middle Eastern woman on how to ‘break her silence’ and stand up for her rights?

I carried a burden in my heart all the way to Riyadh both for my fellow Filipinas and the Saudi women. In the end, I flip again to the last page where Sultana is rejoicing the arrival of her granddaughter, Little Sultana, who unlike her grandmother have been anticipated and welcomed by her Father. Things are changing in Saudi Arabia. And women all over the world are finding their own voices. (part 2 in next issue)

Snatcher ... Grandpa ... From page 7

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sos and some important documents. The suspect, Jhonrelle Moreno was identified through the rogues’ gallery of the Dumaguete PNP, when arrested he strongly denied the accusation claiming he never left home on the night that the incident purportedly occurred. But he admitted that he was involved in a similar case before together with his gang. He was charged of robbery with violence and intimidation of persons after inquest proceedings based on the evidences recovered.

dents of Valencia were just having a good time in Payong-payong, Barangay Looc.

The younger Sarsoles was about to pay their drinks when Dales attacked him, upon seeing his brother injured in the arm, the elder Sarsoles used a chair to strike his attacker. The groups then engaged in a free for all. Policemen had to separate both camps, Dales and Garrido sustained injuries and were brought to the NOPH, they were later taken to the police station for investigation.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Negros Oriental Municipality of Zamboanguita

NO TICE FOR PUBLICA TION NOTICE PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CIRILITA B. TAGANILE has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from LULU to MARIA LULU CATHERINE in the birth certificate of MARIA LULU CATHERINE B. TAGANILE who was born on February 12, 1969 at Poblacion, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental and whose parents are Cirilita Bangay and Pompio Taganile. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with the office not later than February 19, 2007. (Sgd.) HELEN A. PARTOSA The Negros Chronicle City/Municipal Civil Registrar Feb. 11 & 18, 2007


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HALF-MOON Junction NOW UNDER A NEW AND FRIENDLY MANAGEMENT

Italian – Filipino Resto Bar

WEESAM EXPRESS

Along South Km. 13 + Highway

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Contact Inday 225-0756 or John Don 226-2362 AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15,

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2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 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, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS

Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from September 1-30, 2006 will be sold to public auction on February 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

Sunday ... From page 8 the hand of the Holy Spirit in this new venture was distinct: “And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to spread the Gospel there” (Acts 16:10). And why was it a pearl of great price to go to Macedonia? My friends, it meant the beginning of the winning of Europe to the Gospel, and from there to the ends of the earth! This leading by the Holy Spirit has been demonstrated in our individual lives or in the life of institutions. The founder of Silliman University, David S. Hibbard, kept looking for a place for the University. After seeing Cebu and parts of Mindanao, he chose Dumaguete. Later. He said: “Silliman was founded in Dumaguete because God willed it to be here.” In serendipity, we need to - have enduring patience for the journey into the unknown; - be prepared for treasures that involve risks; and - be called to live in the stream of the Holy Spirit. O God, who has made us the creatures of time, so that every tomorrow is an unknown country, and every decision a venture of faith grant us frail children of the future, to move toward it with a sure confidence in your love from which neither death or life can separate us. n Reinhold Niebuhr

Republic of the Philippines MUNICIPALITY OF MANJUYOD BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Municipality of Manjuyod invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements: 1. PR No. 100-07-01-022-002 Waterworks Development

ABC

281,325.00

Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRRA of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedured using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRRA of R.A. 9184. As such non submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidders. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the rates. Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o MPDC Office or Mayor’s Office Tel. No. (035) 404-1136, anytime during office hours. The interested bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility technical and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the Sanggunian Bayan Session Hall on February 14, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representatives. The Municipality of Manjuyod reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability of the affected bidder(s).

The Negros Chronicle Feb. 4 & 11, 2007

(Sgd) DANILO F. CADALSO MPDC/BAC Chairman


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New book on corporate law by SEC Com. Jess Martinez

Commissioner Jesus Jess E.G. Martinez of the Securities and Exchange Commission (right) has published a new book entitled Random Writings on Corporate Law. The book is a compilation of many significant and relevant topics about corporate matters and issues which Jess explains in a more simplified form. This is a book that comes in handy not only to law practitioners, but also to businessmen, and students, said Commissioner Martinez, an alumnus of the Silliman College of Law. He has given copies of the book to law schools including Silliman, and the Negros Chronicle as well. The book is now available at National bookstore outlets.

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Koreans study English at FU

Korea’s KU students with FU student tutors and faculty members incharged of the ESL Program

The Korean student visitors are now staying at the newly built Smeets Hall Dormitory within Foundation University’s North Campus. Each student visitor is teamed up with an FU student English tutor to make learning program in english easy and more fun. “I look forward to the

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next five weeks with these thirty wonderful students from Kyungsung University”, said Katie Johnson, ESL Coordinator of FU. “Foundation University has worked tirelessly to create this International ESL program. FU students are excited about having the opportunity to establish positive relations with Korean students. Some may become

life-long friends. Our KU students are eager to learn and use English from Filipino tutors. The lesson we will learn from each other will be valued all our lives.” Johnson added. FU President Dr. Mira D. Sinco, appointed key personnel to oversee and handle mutually the academic and the non-academic aspects of the ESL programs.

The team comprises Katie Johnson, ESL Coordinator, Steve Hartzler, ESL Instructor, and Master Joshua Kim (FU Taekwondo Coach) as Korean Relations Coordinator. One of the highlights was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two university presidents, Joong Shik Nah, KU president, and Dr. Mira D. Sinco, FU president.

BPI-Wells Fargo link up

The Philippines, through Silliman University College of Nursing (SUCN), will be the host of the 10 th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS) on February 22-23, 2007.Since its inception in 1997, the EAFONS has become an annual international conference that aims to provide a venue for scholars to share experiences and determine priorities for evidence-based nursing. The member countries originally are Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Ja-

pan but now Australia, Uganda and USA are also joining. The theme for this event is “The Last Decade

of Doctoral Nursing Education in Asia: Generating Knowledge and Advancing Nursing Science.”

Call me ...

nickname. Using “Kojak” I ran a successful local business, wrote for two newspapers, appeared on local TV and radio and even had a successful Ebay business. The truth be known, I never liked the “Kojak” 70’s TV show or Telly Savalas. Now, that the “new” Kojak is black; my nickname must really confuse some people. While I briefly worked at Foundation High School as Superintendent, the students called me “Sir James”. I realize this is a Filipino student’s style of respect provided to me because of my job, not actually a nickname. I have been gone from Foundation High School for over a year, but those students still refer to me as “Sir James”.

Yesterday, I was traveling the Valencia road on my red motorcycle. Students from that local public high school were walking home. As I passed, I was greeted with a chorus of “Hi, Sir James”. I have never been called a “name” that touched me more. Thank you my young friends, I appreciate your support and respect. I honor you. In my many years teaching around the world, I have never seen a group of students who have had more talent or more ability than you. All you need to do is believe in yourself and never give up. Dream big and live your dreams.

From page 11 because only He and I were “never wrong”. Again, I am not sure it was meant as a compliment. More affectionately, the troops I trained at Fort Bragg North Carolina called me “Bad News Hews”. They even had T-shirts made, for the entire platoon, with that name blazing across the front. I eventually got a job as a nightclub bouncer. During the next few years, I was called many names, but the only one I can repeat in mixed company is “Kojak”. I attained a certain level of local fame, so when I opened my own business, I kept the

BPI-WELLS FARGO STRATEGIC REMITTANCE ALLIANCE. The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Wells Fargo & Company recently teamed up to provide greater ease to Expat Pinoys in the United States in sending money to the Philippines through an account-to-account transfer facility. Representatives from Wells Fargo flew in from the United States to commemorate the remittance alliance through an East-meets-West inspired conference held at the head office of BPI. The event was capped with a ceremonial opening of “windows of opportunity” for Filipinos in America. The window panels were a fusion of Filipino and American styles, representing the alliance of the two financial institutions from the East and the West. In Photo are (L-R): BPI President Aurelio R. Montinola III; BPI Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II (holding an antique Filipino salakot); and Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Daniel Ayala (holding a traditional American stage coach)


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South Road, Calinda gan, Duma guete City

J & J Hotelier

Jabel Building, Flores Avenue Looc, Dumaguete City Tel. No No.. 422-1975

Sta. Rosa, Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-7384

RMJ SURPLUS

ALFABETOES

Dealer of all kinds of Japanese surplus appliances and more . . . Dr. V. Locsin St., Beside DCDB Dumaguete City Tel. # 225-9748

MASSAGE AND DAY SPA

(Body, Mind and Spirit) Located at Paya Bldg., Bypass Rd., Dumaguete City

School & Office Supplies, Photo Copying 304 Perdices St., Dumaguete City Philippines 6200, Tel. No. 225-9625 BUGLAS BAMBOO INSTITUTE-PHILIPPINES (Philippine Bamboo Industry) Have available bamboo products like crafts, architectural designs, housing supplies and furnitures. Proceeds will go to our RESEARCH and PROPAGATION Project. For more details, please see Julie Noble – National Project Coordinator, Maayong Tubig, Dauin, Negros Oriental.

Tel. # 225-1910 and 226-2752 COUNTR Y B AKERS & CAFE COUNTRY BAKERS Infront of City Woods Pension House Epil St., Daro, Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-4832

F. MIRA TIRE CENTER TOPS DETERGENT BAR Available at Traders Lucky Mart Pinili St., Dumaguete City

Tel. No. 226-1527

Assists and accepts: ¾ ¾ ¾

Thesis, dissertation and term paper writing Tutorials Editing tasks

For details contact: 09216688307 (Dems) Or email: demcarl2003@yahoo.com

MO VING? MOVING?

Call: 226-2500 Perdices St.

Call: Lipat-Bahay Francis TRUCKING SERVICES 225-2365 0920-779-7378 Colon Ext. Taclobo, Dumaguete City

FRANK MIRA

Paya Bldg., Bypass Rd., Looc, Dumaguete City Tel. # (035) 226-2846 Cell # 0919-396-7644

GERARD’S TUYOK MANOK Orchids Daro, Dumaguete City

Main: Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental Branches: Bayawan City Siaton, Negros Oriental Dumaguete City

THAI BORAN MASSAGE The Ancient Thai Food & Body Massage Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City, Beside Chantilly For Inquiries or Reservations Please contact us at 422-7935 and look for Roel or Ryan

Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn Legaspi St., Dumaguete City

Tel. 225-7994


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Readers’ Views

mails & e-mails

Morally unsound oppressive tricycle fees by Samuel Dicen and Mayor Perdices

Dear Editor: Dumaguete City – “The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) expresses its support to the city’s only progressive organization of drivers and operators of motor vehicle for hire (pedicab) in their campaign against the oppressive law passed by the city council to magnanimously increase the Mayor’s permit fee and the franchise fee,” KMU-Oriental Negros Provincial Coordinator Nene Dionaldo said.

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TO THE FIRST DISTRICT CONSTITULakas CMD National ENTS: Chairman Speaker Jose De Venecia administers the oath of affiliation (full text below) of First District congressional aspirant La Libertad Mayor Jocelyn Limkaichong. This was witnessed by Lakas CMD Provincial Chairman Third District Re. Herminio G.. Teves (right) and Mrs. Aning Sy (left) mother of Mayor Linkaichong. The mayor is the daughter of business tycoon Julio Sy.

This year the city started to collect P300.00 from pedicab drivers for the Mayor’s permit, an increase of 1500% from P20.00 in 2006, and P500.00 from operators for the franchise fee, which is an increase of 250% from P200.00 in 2006. Although morally unsound, the said gargantuan increase was made legal by the city council through Ordinance 60 sponsored by Councilor Samuel Dicen and approved by Mayor Perdices. With this increase, the city is expected to generate an estimated of more than P2.8 Million from pedicab drivers and operators’ obligations alone. “This is such a substantial amount, and for the drivers, this would be very useful in helping fill the stomachs of their family,” said Dionaldo. “But instead of helping our drivers in alleviating their condition, what our beloved council members are doing is to further bury them in the depths of poverty.” Dionaldo, however, clarified that KMU, together with MOTOR-PISTON, is not against an increase in the said fees. “We know that an increase in the fees would mean better social services from the city, but an increase that would be tantamount to starving our drivers is just not justifiable,” he said. “Because of this we strongly deplore our council members who supported this unfair law. We elected these people hoping that they could help us improve our social condition, instead what they are doing is passing laws that would further bury us in our graves.” Dionaldo also added that KMU is disappointed with the mayor’s lack of interest in supporting the drivers with this cause. “We were taken aback by the mayor’s lack of zeal in helping us with this cause. We were hoping for him to help us pressure the council in repealing this unjust law but instead he does a Herod and washes his hands on this issue and simply dismisses us with the suggestion of bringing our cause straight to the council,” he said. Dionaldo also revealed that KMU will be fielding its (Sgd.) NENE DIONALDO allied organizations to support MOTOR-PISTON in whatever mass action theyProvincial will be doing to Coordinator bring their cause KMU to the public.

A UCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Main Office Legaspi Street In Front of Holy Child Dumaguete City

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch I Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 16 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AUCTION SALE

AUCTION SALE

AGENCIA BELEN Branch II Dumaguete City

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

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 19, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Sts.,

Cellphone .. From page 2 will not withdraw his proposed ordinance. Ablong, wondered why these groups are adamant in their opposition when it was crafted precisely to protect them from robberies and other crimes. Businessmen and bankers said that the proposal is not business-friendly. They cite the need to communicate with their employees who transact business inside the banks as they would usually await updates, advice and instructions from their managers or employers.

AUCTION SALE

AGENCIA BELEN Branch IV Twin Arcade Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on March 20, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

MASCHIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Located at Rizal corner Diputado St., Poblacion Sibulan, Negros Oriental For info and inquiry call Secretary JUDY T. SALUDAR or JETHRO D. SALUDAR Tel. No. 419-8183

Chicken Ati-Atihan Ventures Inc., The fastest growing franchising company in the Philippines is in

need of the following candidates:

Marketing Managers Product Managers Restaurant Managers Restaurant Supervisors Secretary (2 years in College) The following applicants must be willing to travel across the Philippines and Abroad, Goal Oriented, Team Player, must have enthusiasm and a drive for growth and productivity. The Company will offer the most attractive compensation and benefit packages for any individual who will pass the interview. Be the next career person, and get ready for the ride of your life! Bring your comprehensive resume with 2x2 colored I.D. picture and application letter, Police and NBI clearance, Birth Certificate, Certificate from Previous Employer, and Transcript of Records. Interview will be on February 16, 2007 FRIDAY 10:00am at Highway 10, (near St. Louis School Don Bosco), Calindagan, Dumaguete City. Wear business attire.


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Ika tulo nga distrito

Edgar TEVES

Henry TEVES

Mao usab kini ang posibling mag atbang karong umaabot nga pinili-ay Edgar Teves, Henry Teves.

Mao kini ang p u s i b l i n g magsangka karong umaabot nga piniliay dinhi sa lalawigan sa Oriental Negros. Sa unang distrito nagbangga ang duha ka mga paryente nga Paras ug ang Mayor sa L a l i b e r t a d Limkaichong ug sa ikatulo nga distrito nag-atbang usab ang pulos Teves

Sa una nga distrito

Jing PARAS

Limkaichong

Jerome Paras

Mao kini ang posibling mag atbang karong umaabot nga pinili-ay. Asawa ni Jing Paras, Limkaichong, ug Jerome Paras sa unang distrito sa lalawigan.

Yagyag

Mayor sa Siaton

Ang Mantalaang Nag-alagad sa Masa

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Mayor Arbulado Adunay mga molupyo sa Siaton ng mireklamo sa PCPR nga kuno giyatakan ang ilang tawhanong katungod sa mga militar didto. Kini human nadakop ang inila nga NPA nga si Ka Drilon kay gipasanginlan man kuno sila nga NPA usab. Apan matud pa sa duha ka biktima sila ordinaryo lang nga mag-uuma ug wala silay gipanigan sa duha ka grupo kay matud pa nila duna silay pamilya nga buhi gani ila paman nga pakan-on ang mga sundalo kun moadto sa ilaha.

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sa ka biktima ang mireklamo nga biktima kuno sila sa pangabuso sa tawhanong katungod tali sa mga sundalo. Ang biktima giila nga si Angelito Delicno nga tagaSityo Kabangcalan Tayak sa Lungsod sa Siaton kay kuno gibaklid ug apil sa mga sundalo human madakop si Drilon kay kuno sakop sila sa rebelding NPA. Pero kusganon mga sakop sa sundalo. mao si Jacrito Balo. niya dili siya kahimo sa kining gihimakak sa Gani matod pa ni Agelito Matud pa niya nga unta ingon kay sila mag-uuma biktima kay matud pa nga nga bisan pa man ug ang mga tawo nga naa sa lamang ug duna siyay nga dili pamilya ordinaryo lang siya nga sundalo nga mangayo ug katungdanan mag-uuma gani kaon ila man nga pakan- magpasagad ug panakop gisuportahan. Matud pa kun dili maminaw sila sa niya nga wala siyay pilion gipamatud-an kini sa on. Lain pang biktima sa biktima. Matud pa niya sa pagpakaon ma sundalo iyang mga silingan ug dinhi gibuhi-an siya sa tawhanong katungod nga naa may Barangay ug man o NPA basta tawo kun daotan bang mangayo lang sa EMER GENCY T AWA EMERGENCY TAWA AWAG GA: mga tinood. Kay matud pa tinarong.

Usa karon nga gitutukan sa Mayor sa Siaton ang pagkadakop sa pangulo sa NPA ug sa mga nang reklamo nga kuno giabusohan sila sa mga military

Nipalit ug shabu nadakpan sa PNP

Champer LINGAW-LINGAW Usa ka suspetsado ang nadakpan sa Looc ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete ang suspetsado nga naila sa pangalan nga si Champer Lingawlingaw igo lamang mipalit ug wala siya kahibalo nga duna diay naniid sa iyang duol hinongdan nga siya nadakpan. Ang suspetsado nailhan nga molupyo sa usa ka Barangay sa syudad sa Tanjay. Ang suspetsado mag atubang kini ug kaso sa kalapsan sa Republic Act 9165 Sec. 11.

PULIS: 111 • 166 BOMBERO: 160


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Abu Sulaiman patay: Army

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igurado ang armadong kusog sa Pilipinas nga si Abu Sulaiman gyud ang napatay sa engkwentro nga nahitabo didto sa Jolo, Sulo tali sa tropa sa kagamhanan. Sumala sa military kini human gipangayo ang forensic examination sa patayng lawas sa dakong lider sa Abu Sayaff. Si Sulaiman nga giingon nga mipuli kang ka mga giingong sakop sa gradwado sa Engineering Khadaffy Janjalani hu- Abu Sayaf sa Sulu. Human sa tulo ka cras maoy gitumbok nga utok man giingon nga napatay nga sinukli-ay sa bala sa supeferry bombing sa militar sa usa ka napatay si Sulaiman ug niadtong 2004 ug Valen- e n k w e n t r o . nakuha gikan sa kampo tines Day Bombming sa Mahinumhuman na- ang nagkadaiyang bomb Makati City niadtong engkwentro sa tropa sa making paraphernalia, 2005. Si Sulaiman ang kagamhanan ang mga 60 mga mapa ug uban pa.

Silliman ikaduha sa Nursing sa Pinas

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agpabilin sa ikaduhang dapit ang Silliman University College of Nursing sa tibook nasud passing percentage sa board examination nga gipahigayon niadtong unang semana sa Desyembre. Matud ni Dr. Teresita Sinda, Dean sa College of Nursing nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight ang Silliman ikaduha sa Xavier University sa Cagayan De Oro City nga dunay 100 percent passing percentage. Hinoon sa Xavier dunay 147 ka examinees lang. ang Silliman nga nakakuha sa 99 percent passing percentage dunay 258 ka examinees ug tulo lang wala makapasar. Sumala ni Dr. Sinda

natagbaw siya sa resulta sanglit sa gatusan nga mikuha tulo lang ang napakyas. Sukad masukad sa miaging tuig dunay labing daghang examinees. Usa

ang nilandig sa Top 10. siya mao si Carla Edrial Valencia nga ana-a sa ika napulo nga slot lumad nga tagaDumaguete City. Matud ni Dr. Sinda si Valencia migradwar nga Cumlaude.

Erames gituki ang pahulam sa Dgte.

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i kwestyon ni Konsehal Saleto Erames ang legalidad sa paggahin sa konseho ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug mga 200,0000 ka pesos nga ipahulam sa Federation of Dumaguete Motorcab Operators and Drivers Association kun FEDUMCODA aron gamiton sa pagabayad isip bond sa pagpalit niini ug usa ka gatus sa units sa LPG converter kit. Matud ni konsehla Erames nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight maayo ang tumong ang pagtabang sa drivers apan kinahanglan masiguro sa konseho nga legal ang himoon niini aron dili makwestyon sila. Gibarugan ni Atty. Erames nga dili mamahimong gamiton ang kwarta sa syudad sa kagamhanan aron ipahulam ngadto sa tricycle drivers.

Tungod niini ang konseho nangayo ug legal opinion gikan sa City Legal Officer Atty. Neil Rey Lagahit ingon man sa Commission on Audit nga gipangulohan ni Sylvia Almazan. Ang LPG converter kit usa ka matang sa gadget nga mo convert sa LPG ngadto sa power sa pagpadagan sa Tricycle. Subay niini masaligon si konsehal Erames nga hayan

sa konseho ning dakbayan ang nagbasura sa trust fund ordinance. Ubos sa trust fund ordinance ang tipik sa makolektang bayad sa Mayors Permit ug Franchise Fee ibutang sa trust fund aron ipa-utang sanagkinahanglan nga drivers ug operators. Sumala ni Erames sigun sa balaod dili mamahimong gamiton ang pundo sa kagamhanan nga ipahulam.

Padayon karong nga gihingusgan sa kapulisan dinhi sa probinsya ang seguridad sa umaabot nga pinili-ay ilabi na sa pagpahigayon ug gunban kay dili man malikayan ang ka-init sa politika. Kahibalu-an nga adunay mga lungsod ug syudad dinhi sa lalawigan nga init ang politika.

MAP nagpabilin nga lig-on

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ag pabiling lig-on ang MAP team kun Macias Arnaiz ug Perdices. Kini human itino ni Mayor Agustin Perdices sa Dumaguete Tonight nga nauyon nila Macias ug Arnaiz nga nagpabilin nga lig-on ang ilang team hinungdan nga misugot siya nga magpasubli na lang nga Mayor sa piniliay karong Mayo 14. Sa sayo pa si Mayor Perdices mipadayag sa iyang dakong tinguha nga magpapili isip gobernador sa Oriental Negros. Apan ang iyang suod nga higala nga si Gobernador George Arnaiz mitambag kaniya nga magpabilin sa syudad sanglit duna pa siyay last term aron dili masiak ang ilang team. Si Kongresista Dodo Macias nga last termer sa ubos balay balauranan maoy unang mipadayag nga mobalik sa kapitolyo samtang si Gobernador George Arnaiz nga last termer usab maoy magpapili isip Kongresista sa ikaduhang distrito puli kang Macias. Taud-taud nga wala makadesisyon dayon si Dili pa masugdan ang pagtrabaho sa Banica tungod kay walay may ikipo ang dakbayan para maoy mo himo niini. Aduna na untay pundo. Aduna silay mga paagi aron mapadayon ang maong proyekto mogamit kuno sila sa ikipo sa probinsya kini kun uyon ang sila sa ilang gipangayo nga pabor alang sa syudad.

Mayor Perdices. Apan sa tigum nga gihimo niadtong domingo sa nalabay na nga semana sa udto na oyon nga si Mayor Perdices magpasubli ug si Macias maoy modagan isip Gobernador sa Oriental Negros. Hinoon sa pakighinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight miingon si Mayor Perdices nga sa katapusan adlaw na sa pagsang-at ug certificate of candidacy siya mo file sa iyang kandidatura ug daghan pa ang mahitabo. Ang katapusang adlaw sa pagsang-at sa certificate of candidacy alang sa local nga posisyon karong Marso 29 pa. Samtang wala pa

hingpit takopi ni kanhi kongresista Mike Romero sa ikaduha distrito ang posibilidad nga mobalik sa politika. Sa pakighinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight miingon si Romero nga bisan pa kung usa siya ka presidential appointee karon isip Board of Director sa Development Bank of the Philippines kun DBP daghan pa ang mahitabo gikan karon hangtod na sa katapusan nga adlaw sa pagsang-at ug certificate of candidacy. Si Mayor Agustin Perdices ug si Romero nagkita sa usa ka kananan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Si Romero mao kanhi higpit nga kaatbang sa politika ni Kongresista Dodo Macias.

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


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KOng. Teves may gibutyag

Antipuesto

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abor si Kongrisista Herminio Teves sa ikatulong distrito sa lalawigan sa Oriental Negros nga ibutyag ngadto sa publiko ang gigamitan sa 70 milyones nga alawanses sa mga kongresista nga alang sa Public Works. Mao kini ang gidipindihan ni Kongresista Teves nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight.

Matud ni Teves nga 35 porsyento nga pundo alang sa Department of Public Works ang High Ways samtang ang 15 porsyento alang sa mga proyekto isip panabang sa mga kabus ug mga nanginahanglan sa ilang Mao kini ang nakuha nga mga ebedinsya tali sa nag-inusarang suspetsado distrito.Kadaghan sa nga nilikay sa checkpoint sa kapulisan nga si Antipuesto mga kwarta nga panabang sa mga kongresista napunta sa gituohang halin sa gidiling druga ug aduna pay kalibre 45 nga armas.

Heart Center, ug Lungs Center sa mga tambalanan sa ilang distrito. Kini agig tabang sa mga tawo nga dili na maka-afford sa ilang panginahanglan ug galastuhan sa tambal. Gibutyag usab ni Teves nga ang sweldo nga tag 26mil. Kada bulan sama

sa usa ka Department Head. Sa pikas nga bahin wala matandog si Third District Congressman Teves sa Anti Dynasty, nga issue sa kaulohan. Matud ni Teves dili iyang asawa o anak ang mipuli kaniya kun dili iyang apo. Dili sama sa ubang nga ilang asawa ug anak ang mopuli incumbent.

Sangtwaryo sa Banilad Antipuesto 7.7M ang kada-ot taghatod ug shabo

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iangkon ni Antipuesto nga usa siya ka pusher sa gidiling druga kay matud pa niya ang iyang pagpamaligya pinaagi lang sa text. Ang mga nakuha gikan sa suspetsado mao ang walo ka pakiti sa gidiling druga ug kwarta nga kapin kun kulang sa duha kalibo ka pesos ug adunay pito ka dolyar ug ang usa ka kalibre 45. Kahibalu-an nga si Antipuesto nadakpan sa gipahigayon nga checkpoint sa may Silliman Avenue ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Matud pa ni Antipuesto nga iya rang hinulaman ang iyang pusil gikan sa nag ngalan nga Arman nga molupyo sa Bagacay ning dakbayan.

Matud pa niya naguso na karon ang pagbaton ug pusil karong panahuna isip protekta sa kaugalingon karong mga panahuna. Matud pa niya dili unta niya gamiton ang pusil sa pagpatay ug tawo kun dili siya unahan kay matud pa niya protekta lamang kini. Ang nahitabong

pagkasikop kaniya padulong unta siya nga mo deliver ug shabu sa iyang buyer diha naghulat sa my Chowking ning dakbayan. Midugang siya nga andam na siya nga mo silbi sa iyang sala nga nahimo ug iya na kining nadawat.

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okabat ngadto sa 7.7 milyones kapesos ng kinatinok-an nga kada-ot nga nahimo sa marine sancruary sa Banilad sa dihang nasangit ang usa ka cargo ship. Mao kini ang nasayran sa Dumaguete Tonight gikan kang Bise Mayor William Ablong. Matud ni Ablong sa report nga gipadangat ni Dr. Nida Calumpong pangulo sa Silliman University Marine Laboratory.

Matud pa ni Dr. Nida nga mokabat sa uno punto uno ka ektarya sa sea grass ang nadaut gayod sanglit maayong pagkakalot sa yuta niini. Kini mokantidad ngadto sa 4.9milyones kapesos. samtang 200 metros kwadradong coral reef ang nada-ot usab.

Ang danyo mokabat ug kapin sa otsosyentos seisent i- kwatro mil pesos. Tungod niini pasakaan ug sumbong sa kgamhanan sa syudad ang kompaniya ng nang nanag-iya sa MV Vincent dos. Pasakaan usab ug sumbong ang kapitan sa cargo ship tungod sa

subic free port ang may kargang 21 mil ka sakong animal feeds ug padulong unta sa pantalan sa DUCOMI sa Bacong sa dihang nasangit kini sa pag-agi sa Banilad. Sumala ni Ablong mao na unya kini ang Land Mark sa syudad.

Dumaguete: kawat may kasulbaran?

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ako ang panginahanglan nga i-regulate ang junk shop dinhi sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete tungod sa naghitak nga pagpalit ug mga kinawat nga electric wires, metrohan sa tubig ug daghan pang uban. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Atty. Neil Rey Lagahit, City Legal Officer nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Sa sayo pa ang Dumaguete Tonight pinaagi sa Textklamo gibaha sa problema sa mga Barangay kabahin sa kinawatay ug linya sa kuryente. Daghan ang mga suga sa poste ang wala na ka sega sa mga kabarangayan. Mao nga ngit-ngit na ang mga barangay road tungod kay gipangawat ang mga linya sa koryente. Matud ni Atty. lagahit dugay na silang nakadawat ug reklamo sa

mga barangay kapitan sa syudad. Gani ang barangay Motong ug Banatayan nakapasaka ug sumbong batok sa mga kawatan. Hinoon wala i-apil ang junk shop nga may nakapalit sa kinawat nga mga butang. Usa ka junk shop sa Daro ang nasirad-an dili lang tungod kay walay business permit kun dili namalit usab kini ug mga kinawat. Midugang si Atty. Lagahit duha ngadto sa tulo ka tuig na

ang nakalabay ilang gitigum ang junk shop owners aron dasigon sa pag-umol ug asosasyon. Apan hangtod karon walay na umol nga grupo ang junk shop owners. Tungod niini miingon si Atty. Lagahit nga kinahanglan ang City Council mo-umol ug ordinansahon nga mag regulate sa junk shops ug maghatag ug tukmang silot batok sa mamalit ug kinawat.

Mayor Renacia

Gikinahanglan na nga ma re-channel ang tubig sa Ocoy kay niabot na kini sa mga dapit nga dili na agianan ug tubig. Dako kaayo ang kahadlok sa lungsod nga sa padayon nga pagbundak sa ulan nahadlok sila nga mopadayon ug dako ang tubig ug sigi ug kadahili ang mga yuta nga maagian niini. Matud pa sa Mayor sa Sibulan Mayor Rinacia nga ang hinongdan sa padayon nga pahak sa tubig tungod lang illegal nga pagpanguykoy sa suba mao ang hinongdan nga mangita ug lain nga agianan ang tubig.


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Yagyag Ang Mantalaang Nag-alagad sa Masa

Isla sa Apo dugang daghang turista

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ag-una sa tibook kalibutan ang Dauin Marine Sanctuaries. Sa Survey nga gihimo sa usa ka langyaw nga grupo nasayran nga ang Apo Island sa Dauin dunay 550 nga natalang species ang labing daghan nga marine species sa tibook kalibutan.

Mao kini ang pag-atubang sa batikan nga National Artist sa gatosan ka mga tawo sa Luce Auditorium sa Silliman University niadtong nakalabay nga semana nga si Dr. Edith Tiempo kauban ang iyang apo.

Ikaduha lamang ang Australia kini ang gibutyag ni Dauin Mayor Rodrigo Alanano. Gidili ang pagpangisda sa kadagatan sa Dauin. Gani gibasura ni Mayor Alanano ang permit application sa usa ka Cebu

Based dive boat operator nga gustong mangisda sa kadagatan sa Dauin. Gitaw-tataw ni Mayor Alanano nga gitumong sa kagamhanan sa Dauin

nga mapanalipdan ug mapreserba ang Marine Habitat aron masiguro ang panginabuhi sa mga tawo didto. Matud pa niya dili lang sa torismo ang iyang gitan-aw kun dili ang panarbaho sa mga tawo.

Dumaguete adunay Umbac sigurado na nga mawala sa pagka Bukal laing nga tunghaan

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ili na kapugngan ang pag-ila sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete isip yento porsento nang magpapili isip Mayor ning dakbayan sa University Town o Sentro sa Edukasyon. Kini human ilusad Dumaguete si Provincial Board Member Arturo Umbac sa niadtong nakalabay nga gabii ang Maxino College nga eleksyon karong Mayo 14. Mao kini ang gibutyag ni Umbac sa nahimutang sa barangay Bagacay ning syudad. Ang Maxino College Exclusive Interview sa Dumaguete Tonight. Sumala ni Umbac nga gipanag-iya ni Retired Physics Professor sa Silliman University Gerardo sigurado na siya nga modagan atbang kang Mayor Agustin Perdices. Maxino inubanan sa pag-abag sa banay nga Maxino. Gilauman nga ang Ang mga magtutudlo Ang tunghaan maoy Gani nakighinabi na gihingpit ang iyang line- sila ni Remollo nga mamahimong monumento tunghaan nga buksan pulos nga sakop sa siya sa presidente sa up. Mao kini ang magkita karong sabado. sa mga Maxino nga ilang karong Hunyo hangtod Maxino Clan nga sagad United Opposition, hinungdan kung ngano gi-educate sa ilang amahan sa kahangturan. Lakip mga abogado ug migradwar sa gustong Ang iyang gusto nga Makati City Mayor siyang ug inahan Herminigildo ug sa mga kurso nga elementarya ug Jemoar Binay. Matud ni makigkita kang kanhi tuki-on ug hangyu-on gitanyag mao ang AB Raymunda Maxino. Ang secondarya nga Umbac mipasalig si Dumaguete City Mayor nga suportahan siya aron launching sa Maxino Col- Political Science, AB valedictoriyan ug Binay nga mopaluyo Felipe “Ipe� Remollo. siya moda-ug batok sa lege giha-om atol usab sa Physics, Computer salutatoryan. Sa kolehiyo Nagkanayon si kaniya. Hinoon matud ni Birth Anniversary ni anhing Science, Information mga CUM- LAUDAE ug Umbac iya pang Umbac nagkasabot na Incumbent Mayor. Technology ug uban pa. SUMA CUMLAUDE. Munda Maxino.

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Ba tang sad-an ma y Batang may kabutangan na

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ormal nga gibuksan ang pinuy-anan alang sa mga batang nisupak sa balaod didto sa Talay ning syudad sa Dumaguete. Ang kanhi Youth Center sa Talay maoy gihimo nga butanganan sa mga menor de edad nga nakahimo ug mga pagsupak sa balaod. Sumala ni Gobernador George Arnaiz bisan supak siya o ala siya maka-uyon sa Republic Act (344 kun Jovenile Justice and Welfare Act. Wala siyay mahimo kun dili sa pagtuman nalang niini. Ubos sa balaod alay mga minor de edad nga nagpangidaron ug kinse anyos pa ubos ang mapriso bisan kung

makahimo ug krimen inay ibutang kini sa bilanggo-an ibutang kini sa usa ka institusyong nga may makadumala niini. Subling gipamahayag ni Gobernador Arnaiz nga tungod sa maong salaod hayan dunay mga sindikato nga mogamit ug mga bata sa paghimo ug krimen. Samtang si Dumaguete City Bise

Mayor William Ablong magtuo nga kulangon lang ang 50 ka mga higdaanan sa nahisgutang institusyon. Nagtuo si Ablong nga dili magdugay mapuno ra dayon ang nahisgutang pinuyanan alang sa mga menor de edad nga mga badlongon sa katilingban.

Mao kini ang merkado sa Sibulan nga karon padayon nga gitrabaho aron paghatag ug hingpit nga kahamogawayan sa mga pumapalit sa ilang lungsod. Kahibalu-an nga dugay na kini nga gisugdan ug karon paingon na kini nga matapos.


February 11 2007