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Like good law-abiding citizens, both foreigners and locals are willingly complying with the requirement for all single motorcycle drivers to wear the prescribed protective helmet. Here, the CHRONICLE caught actual footages of riders from all walks of life wearing proective helmets. Photo below is the daily debriefing of hundreds of helmet law violators. Some say there are 30,000 single motorcycles running, and still counting, in Dumaguete.

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he Commission on Elections has ordered a top-to-bottom reshuffling of assignments of virtually all election registrars in Negros Oriental which will take effect very shortly.

LTO RESHUFFLE At the same time, the controversial Land Transportation Officer Roland Ramos has been odered assigned to Jagna town in Bohol by the regional LTO. He was replaced by Atty. Vicente Gador of Carcar Cebu. Gador hails from Negros Oriental. He paid a courtesy call on Mayor Sagarbarria last Friday.

============== Gador’s intensity and enthusiasm on the helmet law implementation could not yet be determined. It could not be confirmed whether Ramos’ reassignment to Jagna, Bohol is part of the LTO’s propagation of the helmet law of which Ramos was a passionate advocate. There are unconfirmed reports that the customs bureau here is with holding a sea-van

full of motorcycle helmets reportedly consigned to a certain Mr. Ramos. Customs has yet to confirm or deny this report or to which Mr. Ramos is this shipment for. ============== For a starter, the provincial election registrar here, Atty. Eddie Aba is reassigned to Cebu province. Aba To page 17

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ome 200 short and long firearms “on loan or commissioned” by politicians to Cafgus and other police auxillary personnel and over 20 police escorts of politicians all over Negros Oriental are ordered recalled by the PNP for safekeeping during the election period.

With the nationwide gun ban to officially start today, the Philippine National Police are also set to withdraw some 20 personnel detailed as escorts of some local politicians and shall be ordered to report to their mother units. The new Comelec Resoluion

en banc dated December 4 bans police and military escorts to local candidates during the entire election period, except on senatorial candidates. The local bets are allowed to hire local security and detective agency escorts (To page 18)

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ore than five years of patient and consistent manhunt finally paid off for the authorities after one of the main suspects of the infamous Manluminsag election-related ambush-slay of Aya barangay captain Lydio Baylon with a P350,000.00 bounty to his head was captured in Lanao Del Norte. The arrested suspect, Fernando Doremon, was implicated in the March 9, 2007 ambush of Aya Barangay Captain

LTO’s Primo Arbon, Jr. conducts a debriefing of those given citation tickets for failure to wear prescribed helmets.

Judge junks anti-helmet petition

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egional Trial Court Judge Neciforo Enot has denied for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration filed by some City Council legislators questioning the legality of the Helmet law.

The petitioners, whose special civil action 2012-14685 for declaratory relief with preliminary injunction was earlier dismissed by the RTC, is, for now, put to rest, unless petitioners elevate it to the Court of Appeals.

The petitioners are Councilors Joe KennethArbas, et al, with Vice-Mayor Alan Cordova and kagawads Manuel Arbon, Tony Remollo, and ABC presiTo page 2

Lydio Baylon, resulting in the deaths of five other people with scores of others, includ(To page 18)

Guv-Board deadlock on P1.4B budget BY DEMS DEMECILLO

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he P1.4-billion provincial budget for this year could not (yet) be passed by the provincial board because they could not agree with the governor’s P10Million intelligence fund and P8Million job order allocations for this year. (To page 17)


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Judge junks anti-helmet petition (From page 1) dent Albert Aquino. They alleged among others why motorcycle owners are forced by the LTO implementers to buy a specific helmet when most poor drivers’ money cannot afford such. The opposition say it is basic human right to choose what kind of helmet to use in order to protect ones head. Judge Enot dismissed the M.R. because the new petition raised no new matters but merely rehashed issue already passed by the OPINION WRITERS class at MC144 from the State University gets straight anCourt in it’s decision swers from RTC Judge Neciforo Enot as to why he dismissed the motion for sought to be reconsidered. reconsideration by anti-helmet petitioners from the City Council.

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“Seize Trooper” vs. Barrio polls to push carnappers unveiled ahead in October

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he Highway Patrol Group has organized the so-called “Seize Trooper” to serve as force multipliers and intensify efforts to recover stolen motor vehicles bared HPG Negros Oriental Provincial Chief Police Superintendent Gregorio Galsim. The Highway Patrol Group (HPG) in Negros Oriental said 26 motorcycles were reported missing in the province from April to November of 2012. During a peace and order council meeting, Na-

tional Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent Dominador Cimafranca expressed his concern over the increased number of lost motorcycles in Dumaguete City. Cimafranca reported Turn to page 16

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resident Benigno Aquino III rejected the joint efforts of Cong. George Arnaiz, Pryde Henry Teves and Senator Bongbong Marcos, who proposed that the October 2013 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections be moved to 2015 and instead underscored his commitment to conduct the elections as scheduled.

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LTO apprehends Arnie wants to remain 99 helmet violators neutral in budget row BY JENNIFER C. TILOS

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he Land Transportation Office (LTO) stepped up arresting helmet law violators as it apprehended nine government vehicles and 99 motorcycles in the first five days of the campaign in Negros Oriental since the implementation of the National Helmet Law on January 3. In a provincial peace and order council meeting recently, Land Transportation

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espite his blood relations with the influential Teves political clan, Association of Barangay Council’s President Arnie Teves wanted to keep his neutrality amid the ongoing stalemate between the members of the majority of the Provincial Board and the Governor. The younger Teves sits as ex-officio member of the PB being the President of ABC Negros Oriental Chapter. He is a nephew of Former Finance Secretary Margarito

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MOA to customize Noreco 1’s Gen. Accounting System

Flanked by Leo D. Acabal, General Manager, NORECO 1, Art Cordero, Jr., President, ASTI and by the Board of Directors of NORECO 1, Board President Anito A. Mercado of NOREOCO1 and Vice President Archie C. Cordero of ASTI, recently signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the development and customization of NORECO 1’s General Accounting System, Inventory System and Payroll system. Upon the systems completion, the business processes of NORECO 1’s operations will be greatly improved. The systems full automation will eliminate errors and delays attendant to the current manual process. The systems will also provide real-time-information to the management which are essential in correct day-to-day decision making. The systems target completion period is twelve months and will be implemented early next year.

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Tribute to Friends of Media

Best friends journey to the great beyond BY ELY P. DEJARESCO ot only were they town mates and best of friends, they had the same first names: Pacifico. One was called PKputi and the other PK-itom because of the color of their skin. Both were great friends of MEDIA too. As they grew together to be 85, both lawyers, one a former executive judge and the other long time register of deeds of the city and province, visited each other to remind that one must not leave the other; that they must journey together even to the great beyond. Their wish was granted. Former executive judge Pacifico (Pikong) Bulado died on Jan 4 and Atty Pacifico (Pikong) Macalua, died two days later on Jan 6. The entire judicial, legal and law academes took turns in visiting their wakes. Judge Bulado and Atty Macalua were both law professors at Silliman Unviersity besides being SU alumni. They both hail from Guihulngan. FRIENDS OF MEDIA Bulado when he was at the helm of the judiciary as executive judge for six years, in the late 90s was a leading media opinion-maker in matters of legal issues. He was always guest at DYEM FM’s various public affairs programs. His legal opinions were well respected by the community. He was one of a kind. He had a good sense Judge Pacifico of humor especially at his BULADO daily grind at the Praxivilla tennis court before he bangs the gavel at his sala. Bulado’ alw ay s insisted on “13” as his lucky number. He took the bar on the 13th; his seat in the bar exams was 13, he always w anted to travel on the 13th; he landed in the ICU on Nov. 13, then on Dec 13, and buried today January Atty. Pacifico 13. He has 13 grand chilMACALUA dren.

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Macalua was known on radio as “Big Mac” long before Mcdonalds came to town. In the early 70s he was a known critic of Marcos on radio and an outspoken Cebuano Orator. That is why ‘Dumaguete Tonight” which started on AM radio over DYSR in 1971 , which we hosted, wanted him always as guest because he spoke very articulate Cebuano. He was a bis-dak (bisayang dako).He was a great link to the masses who idolized his lingo. The Big Mac minced no words when criticizing on issues, but not on persons. During elections, Big Mac was a favorite orator for politicians. We will miss these two jolly good friends of MEDIA, whom the people have always respected. At 85, they were both (diminishing) drinkers and smokers. Both were sports lovers too. They say that old wine and old cigars make long life, not the new brands. SURVIVED BY: Bulado is survived by his wife Lilia Barot; children: Corazon Addily (& Manuel) Utzurrum of Norsu; Pacifico Jr (nee Elsa Austria), the city assessor; Marian (& Gil) Alcasid nurse in USA; Nerio, pacticing lawyer (nee Atty Ma Antonia Lacsican); Zona (& Ronaldo) Ramirez, nurse in USA. Macalua is survived by his wife Erlinda and children Madonna, businesswoman; Engr Joseph of Noreco2; Dr Geena, SUMC oncologist; and Peer who works in the UK.

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Eleuterio C. Dumogho, 82 ast January 4, Eleuterio C. Dumogho, a native of La Libertad, Negros Oriental, a Silliman alumni (HS '51, Arts '53, Law '57), a relative, passed away at the age of 82. For many local officials, Terry Dumogho was an institution in the field of local government law. He devoted a lifetime strengthening local autonomy. Unknown to many, he was a nonlegislator who was one of the chief architects of the local government code, Republic Act 7160, together with former Senator Nene Pimentel, Jr. It was with Terry, together with Sen. Pimentel, from whom I learned much of local government law.This law is a game changer, for it radically changed the way the government operates. From a government where powers gravitated from a central, national body, the Philippines is now run by local public executives down to the last barangay, where there is a semblance of executive, legislative, and semi-judicial ELEUTERIO C. DUMOGHO authority. With the local government code, the government was brought from far away Malacañang to the barangay hall in your neighborhood. If used wisely and knowledgeably, real power actually rests in your neighborhood barangay. If you want to make a difference in society, do it through/in your barangay. I wrote a published tribute to Terry on his death and I wish to share it: Fresh from law school, my first job in Metro Manila was a legislative staff of Senator Nene Pimentel, Jr. That was in 1998. It was in the Senate that I first met the revered Eleuterio C. Dumogho, a man I would quickly knew to be one of the most learned in the field of local governments. To page 16

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Editorial Political immaturity nder the Local Government Code, the annual appropriation ordinance shall be based on the annual budget, which starts as a proposal by the governor. Properly understood, the budget is primarily a systematic and detailed plan of government functions and undertakings, and this needs money to fund projects and programs, which are designed to serve and to benefit the people. This aspect of budgeting is important because a request is made by the executive to the legislative for a lump sum appropriation with which to fund and implement public works projects. Without legislative authorization, it is not possible for public funds to be released from government coffers. The governor was reported to have already submitted his proposed annual budget for this year to the provincial board for approval before the year ended on December 27, to be exact. However, record shows that the provincial board returned the proposed budget for adjustments under Resolution No. 912. Six voted for the return, while 5 voted against the resolution. The governor told the provincial board

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in a letter, January 7, Monday, requesting for the approval of the annual budget, which he resubmitted without modification during last January 8’s board session. Again, five of the six who voted for the return of the annual budget were absent during the session, resulting in a no-quorum situation. Many people feel that immature politics is behind the unresolved situation and eventual stalemate at the Capitol. It is not correct to say that there is going to be an automatic reenactment of last year’s budget, in view of this apparent disapproval by the provincial board. In fact, only the annual appropriations of the previous year for salaries and wages of existing positions, for statutory and contractual obligations, and for essential operating expenses shall be deemed reenacted, but not the rest of the budget. The 2013 proposed appropriations for public welfare projects, like free medicines for the poor, among others, are not reenacted, all because of simple inaction by the legislators. It is time for Capitol officials to wake up and listen to the overtones of reality that hum loudly about the people. This is a simple but loud call for political maturity.

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YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

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How provinces should respond to RP tourism campaign hen it comes to audio-visuals and play of words, very few can match with DOTC Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. That is the reason he was hired by President Noynoy Aquino to man the ramparts of the tourism drive. After all, gifted with natu- inces, will help nip poverty from That is the reason governral wonders and the hospita- escalating. ment has vastly invested on betble nature of Filipinos, there The MICE (Meetings, In- ter roads, airports and seaports. is no doubt that visitors here centives, Conventions and The Tourism Incentive Acts of on a convention, meeting or Events) sector has been 2009 gives foreigners 100% getaway will discover that pointed to by the DOT as the ownership in tourist-related in"there is more fun in the Phil- fastest growing sector of the vestments with a lot of tax incenippines." Tourism Industry. DOT Secre- tives. It is now the turn of the priTourists' arrival hit an 18% tary Jimenez has full confi- vate sector. hike in 2012; by 2016, 10 mil- dence in the innate ability of The international edition lion tourists will visit the country. Filipinos to play host - a trait of the DOT Advertising camThe "multiplier" effect of that is not learned in text- paigns mentioned three tourism activities has long been books. Says he: We are sure southern provinces worthy of confirmed a long time since- and the Filipinos will complete investment: Palawan, Davao therefore, pushing the tourism their vacation and make their (City of the Future) and Bohol. frontiers, especially in the prov- holidays unforgettable." To page 9

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Internal Audit Supervisor

Must be a CPA with over five (5) years relevant work experience

Daro, Dumaguete City ASAP.

For inquiries, call (035)420-2000 loc 163 / Tel. Fax Address your application to: Mr. Roberto D. Montebon, Pres./Administrator, (035)2250839 or email us at Silliman Medical Center, V. Aldecoa Sr. Road, sumcfi_99@yahoo.com AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —-------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER

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PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on

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January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 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 August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS

Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion Pamplona Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tayasan Branch

Fabugais St. Pob., Tayasan All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Basay Branch Valencia Drive Pob. Basay All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Robinson Branch South Road Calindagan All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Valencia Branch South Pob., Valencia Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Siquijor Branch Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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Magsaysay St., Larena, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lazi Branch Tigbawan, Lazi Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Amlan Branch Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS La Libertad Branch Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from August 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office


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The church and state on a collision course

New Year Choices – Revisited t the start of a new year, you may want to idly kick around some questions that bug people in the year that just ended,” my friend, Jerry S., emailed. Like what? “Like what’s the difference, for example, between bigamy and monogamy.” That’s a snap. Author Os- the Spanish word for that. So, car Wilde answered that one be- what can you say about that?” fore. “Bigamy is having one wife In the lapdog Marcos Suor one husband too many,” Wilde preme Court, for instance, the wrote. “And monogamy is the tough independent Justice same.” Cecilia Muñoz Palma was spo“No, I think polygamy is ken of admiringly as ‘The only trigonometry,” jokes former justice con cojones,’ he rePhilippine Free Press writer calls. Former Supreme Court Napoleon G. Rama. “Whether Justice, now Ombudsman, in monogamy, bigamy or even Conchita Carpio-Morales is polygamy, there are always made of the same stern stuff. two sides,” adds former UN “The joke of the century,” economic Conrado Sanchez. Carpi-Morales wrote of the “One is the right side, and the Corona Court’s decision to other is the husband.” hand over 16.2-million San Jerry S. is persistent, if any- Miguel shares, bought with thing. He lobs yet another query. funds extorted from small co“We’ve all heard about people conut farmers to tycoon having guts or balls. Cojones is Turn to page 11

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any U.S. retirees look forward to traveling to the Philippines, and more and more are actually retiring overseas there. But what happens to retirees’ federal benefits while they are out of the country? The short answer is that although social security benefits are available to retirees in the Philippines. Medicare is generally not. Traditional Medicare does your plan before traveling.) not provide coverage for hospi- But those retiring overseas tal or medical costs outside of or travelers enrolled in the trathe United States (although ditional Medicare program or Medicare does cover residents whose Medicare Advantage of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. plan does not cover foreign Virgin Islands. American Samoa, travel - will need to purchase and the Northern Mariana Is- health insurance from another lands). In rare cases, Medicare source. may pay for inpatient hospital Medicare beneficiaries who services in Canada or Mexico. are traveling and who have no Unfortunately, there is no excep- other coverage must either buy tion for the Philippines. short-term travel insurance or a Some Medicare Advan- Medigap policy that covers fortage (private Medicare) plans eign emergencies. Medigap may provide coverage ben- plans C through J offer travel efits for health care needs emergency coverage, but the when enrollees travel outside benefit applies only during the the United States. (Check with Turn to page 14

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The real lifestyle diseases ECAUSE of the many comforts and amenities brought about by factors like advances in the sciences and technologies, we are also developing certain lifestyles that, together with their many advantages, bring with them certain dangers. Medical doctors now talk, for learned and lived these days. example, of lifestyle diseases Instead of the necessary that more than genetic or heredi- physical exercise and activity, tary causes are consequences many of us spend hours just of a mix of unhealthy attitudes, sitting before the computers environmental factors, and the or TV. These are the so-called usual food and drink usually couch potatoes. No wonder taken these days. we have a lot of obese people These lifestyle diseases and people with elevated can refer to heart attacks, sugar, blood pressure, etc. strokes, cancer, etc., that are There is also a surge of smokbecoming the prominent kill- ing and overdrinking. ers of our times. They are Stress is also becoming brought about usually by a more pronounced now. And I lifestyle, and even of a gener- believe it’s more subjective than alized culture of indulgence objective, because while it’s true that usually goes together that the sources of stress have with laziness, aimlessness increased, the capacity to hanand idleness. dle it has also decreased, but to So instead of healthy food a degree that outpaces the like fish and veggies, many peo- sources of stress. ple now just go for meat and junk This phenomenon, I befood. They tend to overeat, mak- lieve, is due to a large extent to ing gluttony a kind of value to be Turn to page 11

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Getting Medicare and social security while traveling or living in the Philippines

A Journey Through Cancer

hey call me a survivor or a cancer victor. But eight years ago on January, one of the hardest decisions for me to make was to choose what kind of treatment to take -should I go for surgery and chemotherapy or the alternative ways. Unsolicited advices came from well-meaning people who really care. My dilemma was whose advice I should listen to. I wanted those lumps to go away desperately. They were already painful. They say cancer is not painful until its too late. But thank God for the early warning signs. After prayers for wisdom, I beach now. But I’m cautious went through radical mastec- when my immune system is tomy and chemotherapy. There low. Infection is still very danwere added pills to take for five gerous even after many years years after further tests. I believe of treatment. Getting the right that God made doctors for a spe- amount of sun and exercise cial purpose, to serve humanity. can help. There were endless lists God made us uniquely from of don’t’s. I focused more on each other and each patient has the do’s. Choosing the right a different response to any form food is a problem for me. But of treatment. Some survived I have a loving husband and when they took this or that way, three kids who are more para- and some did not. It doesn’t noid in what I should eat. So I mean that others who did not am constantly guided when survive had weaker faith than they are around me. We spend more time swimming in the Turn to page 13

he last time the Church collided with the State was during the Marcos dictatorship. The main issue was human rights. While the collision was civil on the whole, there were instances where the confrontation turned ugly with the military breaking into seminaries, locking up members of the clergy on the mere suspicion of leftist sympathies, etc. The confrontation, which went on for almost a decade and a half, ended in EDSA with the priests and nuns kneeling before tanks threatening to do a Tiananmen Square massacre. In a couple of days, the dictatorship was dismantled. The dam broke with the as- the son basking under the resassination of Ninoy Aquino. The flected glory of the Cory magic Church, through Cardinal Sin, would today be the tenant of the played an important part in the palace by the Pasig. political drama that ended MarIt would indeed be too sad tial Law. It was the same cardi- if the same son would now be nal that hid Cory Aquino during the instrument of the rapture the EDSA days and sponsored between the Aquino adminisher rise to power at the expense tration and the Church that his of rivals who headed the politi- mother was a patron of, before cal opposition. Yes, indeed, with- and after her incumbency in out the cardinal’s intervention, it Malacañang. is doubtful whether Cory would Turn to page 15 have landed in Malacañang and

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he usual topics for conversation for the New Year are your plans, your resolutions, your expectations of others, budgets, and the like. When I happened to stumble upon a clipping in my Clippings folder of a May 2008 column by the late Fr. James Reuter, SJ, entitled What Will Matter, everything fell into place. He talked about what really matters in one’s life; it’s not so much about the how, or the when, or even the what. Quoting a certain Michael Josephson, Fr. Reuter zeroed in on the one thing in life that matters – our choice, choosing the good, and choosing God. This is what he said. “What will matter is not what What will matter is not your you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you competence, but your character. What will matter is not how gave! What will matter is not your many people you knew, but how success, but how hard you tried. many will feel a lasting loss when What will matter is not what you’re gone. What will matter is not your you learned, but what you memories, but the memories that taught. What will matter is every act live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, you will be remembered, by empowered or encouraged oth- whom and for what. Turn to page 7 ers to emulate your example.

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Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of chance, but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.” Reprinted in Phil Star Opinion, Jan. 5, 2013, by Dean Andy Bautista in his column, My Four Centavos, in memoriam of the passing on of Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ, on Dec. 31, 2012.

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The Jews despised the Romans because they oppressed God’s people, but Jesus told the people to love these enemies. Such words turned many away from Christ. But Jesus wasn’t talking about an act of the will. You can’t “fall into” this kind of love, it takes conscious effort. Loving our enemies means acting in their best interests. We can pray for them. Jesus loved the whole world, even though the world was in rebellion against God. Jesus asks us to follow his example by loving our enemies with the same respects and rights that you desire for yourself.

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Aquino now the chief corruptor of Congress Part II he title above is what Ex-Senator Kit Tatad believes. He posted the following: Obviously, the intention of Pinoy to certify the RH bill as urgent is to prevent the anti-RH bloc from gaining time to solidify its ranks, es- FR. G AMMY TULABING pecially with the poor packJCD, VG ing all the churches to overflowing during the nine-day “simbang gabi.” At press time, it was being claimed that printed copies of the bill had been distributed on Friday, December 16, to enable a third reading on December 17, Monday. If this is true, what then was the reason for the certification on Friday? The CBCP pastoral letter makes no adverse or negative reference to those who voted for the RH bill. But this is no guarantee that priests, nuns, laymen and lay women will not use the Advent season to campaign against the pro-RH politicians ahead of the campaign season. Their names have been published, and many Catholic laymen and women are eager to demonstrate that, contrary to everything that has been said about the absence of a Catholic vote, there is indeed a Catholic vote, which could be activated whenever necessary. An early parish-based campaign against proRH candidates should also help inform the public on the issue in a way they have not been informed until now. Most of the 217 congressmen tried to explain their votes last week. But none of the “pros” said anything to persuade anyone that the bill was either necessary or constitutional. None of them was bold enough to speak of “overpopulation” as they used to do in the past. They obviously have those heard that the world’s real crisis is the “depopulation” or “demographic winter,” which has already engulfed a number of countries in all severity. No one also spoke anymore of people as the cause of poverty as they used to do in the past. They obviously have heard of human capital, and realized that in an election year they could not be asking for votes from people if they considered them the enemy of a “sustainable environment.” But some of them still spoke of maternal To page 15

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nyone who wants to study the history of storms in Negros Island, especially in the second half of the nineteenth century, must start from History of Negros (1980) by Fr. Angel Martinez Cuesta, OAR. The internationally known Recollect historian deserves to be commended for his data to help us make better forecasts REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN , JR. of violent weather conditions. Here are the author’s observations: Then, as now, the most obstinate enemies of public works in the archipelago were the storms. They ruined everything on their path: roads, buildings, harvests, etc. Not a single year passed without the experience of such a terrible scourge in one of its regions. The island of Negros falls outside the ordinary path of these tropical cyclones, but this did not leave it completely free of their devastating effects. Between 1860 and 1898, the storms of March 30, 1863; November 26 and 27, 1876; November 20, 1879; and May 10, 1896 were especially violent. They affected almost the entire island. The storm of 1863 destroyed the tobacco fields of the North from the barrio of Toboso to Bacolod and Murcia; damaged the cane fields considerably; rendered the roads useless; dispersed ships in Jimalalud, Guihulngan, Arguelles and Silay; and destroyed numerous private houses (91 only in Himamaylan and 29 in Isabela), the churches and chapels of Jimalalud, Guihulngan, San Agustin (a barrio of Guihulgan), Lemery, Vito, Magallanes, Murcia, Sum-ag, Talabang, Himamaylan and Isabela, the courthouses of Jimalalud, Guihulngan, San Agustin, Magallanes and Isabela, and the schools of Guihulngan, Granada, Sum-ag and Isabela. The churches of San Carlos, Tayasan and Bacolod, the courthouses of Tayasan and Murcia; and the Bacolod jail also suffered large-scale destruction. The typhoon, that struck the archipelago at noon of November 25, 26 and 27 1876, left tragic consequences in its wake. After having devastated the fields of Surigao, Bohol and Cebu, it ravaged the island of Negros. Between Cadiz and Isiu, all the roads were destroyed. A great number of private homes crumbled in almost all towns of the island. To page 13

ach person who wishes to be creatively Chris tian must learn to be the disciple of silence. He must learn to get his body still and he must learn to get his mind still. Apart from this, the deeper messages of the still small voice will not be heard. In countless churches, services of worship begin with the words, “The Lord is in His holy temple; let all earth keep silence before him,” and then, instead of obeying these sacred words, the congregation immediately does something noisy. We say, “Be still and know,” and then proceed to talk. It is not likely that we can cultivate the art of listening apart from silence. One danger is that we tend to become restless and make the silence brief. It is important to recognize that “a moment of silence” is almost worthless. Long experience indicates that an hour is required for the emergence of the best, which this method makes possible.

Mark 10:2-6 The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted him to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.” But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts, he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” In the house, the disciples again questioned him about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them. The question about marriage that we have to ask ourselves is, “What does it mean to commit one’s self to another person until death separates us?” Once we realize that there is a decision and not just a feeling at the basis of this relationship, we will begin to understand why the Church does not permit divorce and remarriage. Marriage is a long-term commitment and relationship that will take a lot of effort to carry through to the end. However, by the grace of the sacrament, it is possible to overcome all difficulties and trials.

Sunday Thoughts THE SPLENDOR OF A PRESENCE Communion Luke 24:13-35 George Eliot, the great novelist, said that the story of the Walk to Emmaus is the most lovely story in all literature. One wonderful thing about this episode among the post-resurrection narratives is that Cleopas and his companion are not members of the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples. Therefore, we can DR. PROCESO UDARBE more easily identify with them and their experience. One of the two is named Cleopas; many scholars presume that the other is Mary, wife of Cleopas himself. Cleopas and Mary have been eye-witnesses of Jesus’ crucifixion. And after the devastating experience of seeing their Master die a shameful death, they now trudge their way to their village home of Emmaus. There is a gnawing feeling of being let down and a sense of complete loss. They say to each other: “Isn’t it a shame? Here, Jesus was to redeem Israel from his enemies and now he is gone!” One day, everything looks hopeful to Jesus’ followers, then their hopes are blasted. Then, in the middle of all their feelings of abandonment and selfpity, a stranger joins them in their walk. And Cleopas and Mary experience something that is most spiritually enriching -- something that we, too, have experienced or hope to experience again and again -- the

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splendor of the real Presence of the Lord in our common life. First of all, you notice that Cleopas and Mary don’t recognize the stranger –Jesus-who joins them on the road. One of the startling things about our faith is this: while we sometimes turn our backs on Christ’s love as portrayed on the cross, our Lord insists on appearing to us and joining us in the road of life. Very often, he comes to us in the midst of our humdrum existence and we are not aware of him or we stubbornly refuse to recognize him. Someone has made the comment that “something blurred their vision, as though they wore spectacles a quarter of an inch thick. And there are many factors in life that blind us to the presence of Christ.” We brood over our life’s miseries, our losses, our defeats, as if Jesus had nothing to do with us when we were down or out. And yet we know from biblical records that we find God in unlikely places and in unlikely circumstances. Moses finds God in the boring existence of pasturing sheep in the mountain. Elijah hears the still, small voice in the middle of his fears, anger and despair for his life.


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he future of nursing and the role that nursing education plays to address the increasing demand for safe, high quality, and effective health care services can never be underestimated. After all, health remains a primary concern not only in the country, but all over the world. Thus, a recent undertaking In 1997, she founded and of the College of Nursing of established a company in her Silliman University, where they name for the purpose of proinvited renowned experts to viding seminars to assist shed light on issues confront- nurses in the improvement of ing nursing education and serv- nursing care by keeping ices today, was met with much abreast with changes in health enthusiasm. The project was care and complying with standcalled “balik-turo” because ards of the profession. These most of the resource persons courses are accredited by the are local graduates, but have American Association of Critimade a mark in their profession cal Care Nurses and the Ameriabroad. can Heart Association. Her Keynoting the lecture clinical background includes series was Dr. Joyce the critical care units as staff Fitzpatrick, who is an Eliza- nurse, critical care manager, beth Brooks Ford professor and nurse educator, aside from of nursing of the Frances reviewing manuscripts for pubPayne Bolton School of lication in the Critical Care Nursing at Case Western Nurse, one of the official jourReserve University in Cleve- nals of the American Associaland, Ohio. She is likewise an tion of Critical Care Nurses. adjunct professor for the DeMs. Susan Anabelle partment of Geriatrics of Gador, another expert, Mount Sinai School of Medi- graduated from La Salle Colcine in New York, New York, lege in Bacolod City in 1983 USA. and obtained her Master of Her numerous honors and Arts in Nursing from New awards are coupled by her re- York University in 1996 as an searches in nursing and health adult nurse practitioner with care. Currently, her research is concentration on acute care focused on meaningfulness in of the adult. Since 2004 up to life, including meaningfulness the present, she is senior of nurses’ work life as it relates nurse practitioner of the Deto satisfaction, turnover, and ul- partment of Pain Medicine timately, empowerment. and Palliative Care of the Beth Israel Medical Center – Another lecturer is Ms. PACC/Petrie in New York Marie Ortaliz, an executive City. board member of the PhilipHer current certifications pine Nurses Association include the Basic Cardiac Life New York chapter and placed Support Provider, Advanced among the top 10 in the Phil- Cardiac Life Support Provider, ippine Board Examination Certified Post Anesthesia for Nurses in 1975. An Nurse, and Certified Adult alumna of the Colegio de San Nurse Practitioner. In 2002, she Agustin in Bacolod City, she received the clinical excellence graduated summa cum award in advanced nursing laude in the Master of Sci- practice by the Philippine ence in Management and Nurses Association of New Health Care Administration York, Inc., as well as an award from New England College, as top performing chapter New Hampshire, USA, where president of the Philippine she is currently a doctoral Nurses Association of America student in higher education Eastern Region in 2011. administration. She is president of the

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BY CECILE M. GENOVE cmgedcon@yahoo.com

Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. and council member of the Advanced Practice Nurses Forum of Beth Israel Medical Center. The specialization of another speaker, Ms. Mary Joy Garcia Dia, is in the field of nursing informatics as a clinical system analyst. While most of her colleagues were yet getting acquainted with electronic documentation, she was already immersing herself with clinical or workflow analysis, implementing computerized provider order entry, and automated nursing documentation. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod and earned her Master in Nursing Informatics from New York University with a distinguished graduate award. She co-founded the Society for Nursing Informatics, Inc., and in 2007, was recognized as Preceptor of the Year by the New York University College of Nursing. She is also a staunch advocate for nurses’ human rights through online petition signatures. She also teaches To page 10

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The printed edition in Newsweek, on the other hand, mentioned only seven areas of tourist interest in the 7,107 islands in the archipelago. Baguio, the summer capital, and the Cordillera's rice terraces plus the 16th century city of Vigan, and the churches, casinos and dunes of Laoag. After that, it's all Boracay (sugar white powdery sand), Palawan (virgin forests, wildlife sanctuaries, underground river) and Bohol (lush Chocolate Hills and small islands as best diving spots.) The major cities are marketed as MICE centers led by Manila with the PICC (Philippine International Convention Center) - the first of its kind in Asia that hosted the IMF-World Bank Conference in the 1970's under Marcos (70,000 square meters), the SMX Convention Center (46,000 square meters), and the sleek World Trade Center (8,300 square meters). Cebu already has the CICC (Cebu International Convention Center) with the Waterfront hotel and casino doing a major expansion. Davao is an up and coming MICE adjunct -with the DICC (Davao International Convention Center) coming up this 2013. In 2010 alone, there were 1 million convention visitors in Manila with 800,000 going to other cities. Bohol is in a position to ride on this marketing strategy. The certainty of the Bohol Panglao international airport has drawn major investors into the island province. What with the Bellevue Resort Hotel, a five star beauty that has opened its

doors, and Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, the premier boutique hotel in the country, which is expanding into the middle market. Other major investors are expected to usher in -in time to catch the full benefits of an international attention draw and an equally booming domestic market that currently sees nine flights daily in the old city airport - with two from Korean flights landing in the night being in the drawing board. Bohol has a warm, English-speaking populace and gifted with green rivers, vegetation, mangroves, chocolate hills, diving wonders, dolphin visits, centuries-old churches, adventure trips and scores of cute resorts and destinations

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that can shame the purely beach-based come on of a Boracay and the largely cosmopolitan allure of Cebu. Our humble take is Bohol has enough reasons for vacationers and convention delegates to give our island a visitwith the airport in sight. What should do the home run is, our take, a golf course and a convention center. Nothing flashy about the convention center - just worldclass audio visuals, internet power, electricity, and a top of the line secretariat that will keep the meetings effective and humming with efficiency. What will bring them in - is what Bohol has to offer- after the conventions. Any takers?


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Nurse Educators From page 9 health care informatics and project management online at Excelsior College in the US. A past president of the Philippine Nurses Association New York chapter, our lecturer is currently clinical content manager of the Clinical Records Online Web Network at Columbia Doctors, The College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She is the recipient of the 2011

Philippine Nurses Association of America Nurse Informatics of the Year. Ms. Rosario May Mayor is a product of St. Scholastica College from kindergarten up to high school. She finished her degree in nursing at the University of the Philippines, migrating to the United States in 1971 to work in various capacities as a staff nurse, head nurse, quality manager, compliance officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Bronx VAMC, and health systems specialist to the director and

IN THE MATTER OF CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH WITH LCR NO. 98-617 AND CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH WITH LCR NO. 399 (F-80) AS TO MIDDLE NAME OF THE PETITIONER FROM PEPTO TO PEPITO, FIRST NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM BENIDICTA TO BENEDICTA, MAIDEN FAMILY NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM PEPETO TO PEPITO, BIRTHPLACE OF THE PETITIONER’S FATHER FROM LODYONG, TANGOD CITY TO MAHAYAG, PAGADIAN CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, DATE OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM MAY 12, 1962 TO MAY 30, 1970 AND INDICATING THE MIDDLE NAME OF THE FATHER AND MOTHER AS TIATSO AND SUPANG RESPECTIVELY IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF LUCIO PEPITO ANTIPOLO a.k.a. LUCIO PEPITO ANTIPOLO,

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APPLICATION FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE What are the types of driver’s license? There are three (3) types of driver’s license, namely, Student Permit, Non-Professional Driver’s License, and Professional License. The minimum age for driving is sixteen (16) years old, provided that they must have a student permit and must be accompanied by a person with a professional driver’s license.

LUCIO PEPITO ANTIPOLO, Petitioner -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MAHAYAG, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR AND THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BASAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

ORDER Petitioner, in his verified petition, alleges that he was born on December 19, 1971 at Basay, Negros Oriental and his fact of birth was registered twice. One, before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Basay, Negros Oriental under Local Civil Registrar No. 399 (F-80) registered on June 4, 1980 and second, before the Local Civil Registrar of Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur under LCR No. 98-617 registered on June 26, 1998 as a delayed registration. Petitioner is using the Birth Certificate under LCR No. 399 (F-80) registered at Basay Local Civil Registrar which was the first registration and in said records of birth of the petitioner there are erroneous entries as to his middle name, Pepto instead of Pepito; first name of petitioner’s mother, Benidicta instead of Benedicta; maiden family name of petitioner’s mother, Pepeto instead of Pepito; birthplace of petitioner’s father, Lodyong, Tangod City instead of Mahayag, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur; and date of marriage of parents, May 12, 1962 instead of May 30, 1970 and prays for the cancellation of the second registration of his Certificate of Live Birth registered at the Local Civil Registrar of Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur under Local Civil Registrar No. 98-617. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on March 26, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “ Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 6th day of December 2012 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd. ) ANANSON E. JAYME Executive/Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Dec. 30, 2012, Jan. 6 & 13, 2013

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An applicant can only apply for a Non-Professional Driver’s License one month after acquiring a Student Permit, and six months after, a Professional Driver’s License. How may a person be granted a driver’s license? An applicant must both pass the LTO Written Exam and Driving Exam before being granted a Non-professional Driver’s License. If the applicant fails the tests, the applicant should wait for another month before being able to take the tests again. In the issuance of the driver’s license, what do they mean by “restrictions”? Restrictions refer to those types of vehicles which the grantee of the driver’s license may be allowed to drive. To wit: Restriction 1 - Motorcycle/Motorized Tricycles Restriction 2 - Vehicle up to 4500 KGS Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Restriction 3 - Vehicle above 4500 KGS GVW Restriction 4 - Automatic Clutch up to 4500 KGS GVW Restriction 5 - Automatic Clutch above 4500 KGS GVW Restriction 6 - Articulated Vehicle 1600 KGS GVW & BELOW Restriction 7 - Articulated Vehicle 1601 up to 4500 KGS GVW Restriction 8 - Articulated Vehicle 4501 KGS & ABOVE GVW What are the basic qualifications in applying for a driver’s license? 1. Age Requirements: a. Student Permit – at least 16 years old b. Non-Professional – at least 17 years old c. Professional – at least 18 years old 2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle. 3. Must not be a drug user or alcoholic. 4. Must be able to read and write in Filipino or English. 5. Must not be afflicted with any contagious disease or epilepsy. 6. Must be clean, neat and presentable (wearing of sando, playing shorts and slippers during photo-taking and examinations will not be allowed) What are the procedures in the application for driver’s license? 1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called. 2. When your number is called, proceed to evaluator counter and submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity. 3. Proceed to the Photo taking/Signature Area to have your picture and signature taken when your name is called. 4. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called to pay the application fee. 5. Proceed to the Examination Room for the lecture and written exam. 6. After passing the written examination, wait for your name to be called for the practical exam. 7. After passing the practical examination, proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for payment of necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt. 8. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called, present the Official Receipt, and claim the Card type license.

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Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 503 sqms 337 sqms 421 sqms 600 sqms 520 sqms 1,205 sqms 1,300 sqms 1,000 sqms 300 sqms 346 sqms 321 sqms 305 sqms 150 sqms 268 sqms 250 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 306 sqms 225 sqms 600 sqms 240 sqms 250 sqms 243 sqms 251 sqms 252 sqms 5,000 sqms 279 sqms 1072 sqms 936 sqms 1000 sqms 1200 sqms 3020 sqms 6270 sqms 1270 sqms 472 sqms 468 sqms 400 sqms 500 sqms 600 sqms 1000 sqms 3020 sqms 1000 sqms 1000 sqms 2000 sqms 3000 sqms 500 sqms 1,000 sqms 2,000 sqms 3,375 sqms 1,000 sqms 1,500 sqms 2,000 sqms 296 sqms 1,000 sqms 500 sqms 987 sqms 3,500 sqms 363 sqms 477 sqms 1,037sqms

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St. Paul’s Area, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City E. J. Blanco Ext. Dgte. City E. J. Blanco Ext. Dgte. City Balugo, Valencia, Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia, Neg. Or. Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City San Jose St. Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Talay, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City E.J. Blanco Ext. Dgte. City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City E.J. Blanco Ext. Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. San Jose St., Dgte City Cadawinonan, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Balugo Valencia, Neg. Or. Palimpinon Val., Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg.Or Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Junob, Dgte. City East Balabag, Val. Neg. Or. West Balabag, Val Neg. Or. Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Valencia, Neg. Or.

P2.2M P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P3,000/sqm P1,700/sqm P1,700/sqm P3,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P5,000/sqm P1.5M P4,500/sqm P850K P1.6M P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm 400K P2,300/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,300/sqm P850K P6,000/sqm P6,000/sqm P6,000/sqm P3,000/sqm P7,000/sqm P1,120/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,400/sqm P1.2M P5,000/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P2,000/sqm P800/sqm P1,000/sqm P4.5M P3,500/sqm P7,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2M

Contact: 0918-929-6047

Commercial Lots for Sale 400 sqms 520 sqms 1,149 sqms 1,150 sqms 250 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 250 sqms 600 sqms 337 sqms 363 sqms 3,336 sqms 1,400 sqms 150 sqms 421 sqms 116 sqms 279 sqms 169 sqms 306 sqms 642 sqms 2,423 sqms 503 sqms 6,270 sqms 268 sqms 5,222 sqms 1,104 sqms 672 sqms 650 sqms 1,179 sqms 1,205 sqms 951 sqms 1,325 sqms 4,300 sqms 400 sqms 1,037 sqms 1,000 sqms

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

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

Subdivision Sites for Sale Lot Area 1.5 hectares 5.5 hectares 12 hectares 4.7 hectares 1.4 hectares 1.3 hectares 1.6 hectares 4.9 hectares 2 hectres 4.1 hectares 1.7 hectares 5.8 hectares 2.3 hectares 1.2 hectares 3 hectares 3.2 hectares 1.6 hectares 2.1 hectares

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

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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Eduardo Cojuangco. But do you really know the difference? So, what is guts or cojones? That one floors me. Tell us. “Guts is when you arrive home late after a night-out with the boys," Jerry explains. "Your wife opens the door wielding a broom. If you have guts, you ask: “Are you still cleaning? Or are you flying somewhere?” And balls? “Again, you come home late after a night-out with the boys. You reek of perfume and beer. And there are lipstick smears on your collar. If you have balls, you whack your wife on her bottom and snort: “You’re next.” This should clear any confusion about the definitions, Jerry predicts. He has a caveat, however: “Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome. Both will ul-

timately result in death.” And speaking of death, he wistly adds: “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming—like all the other passengers in his car.” That’s nothing, my friend Eddie chimed in: “My wife told friends she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the deep waters and threw her off the boat.” I remonstrated saying: “Sweetheart, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.” An obstetrician in San Antonio , Texas recalls: “A man dashes into the Emergency Room and yells: “My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab!” I quickly grabbed my bag, rushed out to the cab ahead of him, quickly lifted the lady’s dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly, I noticed there were several cabs—and I was in the wrong one”.

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

CALL: 0918-929-6047 NEW LOTS FOR SALE  Daro, Dgte City 300sqms. along the road, accessible to transfortation at P2,500/sqm.  Bacong Negros Oriental located at the National highway, wide frontage, 1,308 sqms at 1,300.00/sqm  Dgte.City 600/sqms. suited for apartment and commercial spaces, at P2,500/sqm. only

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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the erosion of the spiritual foundations on which our life depends. Many people succumb handily to easy, light and funfilled ways of doing things. They do not anymore see the value of suffering and sacrifice. They consider these elements in our life as purely negative, to be avoided at all costs. They fail to see that the suffering and sacrifice are an integral part of our life here on earth, given our wounded human condition. The suffering and sacrifice, the difficulties, trials and challenges can actually be an occasion to develop more virtues. And if we believe in the Christian faith, we would know that these things are precisely the means to our perfection and salvation. But many of the people today are at least ignorant of the spiritual and religious meaning of suffering and of life in general. Many have even gone from religious ignorance to religious indifference, and even beyond that, to religious hostility. We now have many agnostics, if not atheists, perhaps more of the practical type than of the theoretical type. This is the real lifestyle disease that we have now. It leads to a weakening of the spiritual foundation that gives support and nourishment to all the other aspects of life. Many people do not know how to pray. And if they ‘pray,’ it is just muttering of words, expressing what one has inside, rather than a filial conversation with our father, God, much less a participation in the prayer of Christ himself, which is the ideal form of

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prayer, since our prayer should always be through Christ. Many people are ignorant and even averse to the doctrine of Christ, now authoritatively taught by the Church. They always find fault or some excuses not to follow Church teaching. Many people are not developing virtues, rather, they are, in fact, quickly falling to more and more vices. They are becoming less and less spiritual, and more and more sensual. All these are the very virus that is behind the so-called “culture of death” that is spreading in the world today, including our own country. The passage of the RH Bill, now a law, lends credence to this claim. That this law is made to bank on prolife premises, like respect for constitution, recognition of the value of marriage and family, promise to protect life of both mother and child, access to “safe” contraceptive means, etc., is a clever move to hide the real intent of the law which is to institutionalize the contraceptive mentality in our country. It will take time before the real effects of this law can be seen. We seem to prefer to close our eyes before the overwhelming pieces of evidence provided by many countries that have legalized RH. Legalizing RH can only mean a contraceptive mentality that, eventually, will lead to abortion and other perversions. At the moment, we now hear about divorce bills. Some people are now talking about same-sex marriage and euthanasia. These are the other parts of the lifestyle disease we have now.

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

Call: 0918-929-6047 Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 1,310 sqms 305 sqms 6,998sqms 1,400sqms 1,000sqms 845sqms 425sqms 135qsms 198sqms 2,884sqms 2,004sqms 300sqms 295sqms 296sqms 300sms 477sms 280sqms 300sqms 500sqms 1,000sqms 600sqms 1,000sqms 415sqms 498sqms 500sqms 629sqms 630sqms 417sqms 1,000sqms 332sqms 320sqms 340sqms

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

P2,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P500/sqm P1,600/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P3M P2,000/sqm P750K P2,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P900K P1,000/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,300/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm

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the CIVIC circle

HEALTH IS WEALTH

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BY LELE MARTINEZ

The Root Causes of Violent Aggression

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

cjomartinez@yahoo.com

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to kill and a time to heal…” – Ecclesiastes XXX-3

he recent gruesome shooting of 20 children (ages 6 to 7) and 7 adults (including his own mother whom he shot earlier in their house) at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.A. by a 20-year-old untreated autistic kid last December 28,2012 -- this was a classical example of an extremely violent aggression. Alan Lanza used an automatic assault rifle and 2 automatic pistols owned by his mother in gunning down the 27 innocent people.

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JANUARY RUSH! DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

There were a number of school campus shootings before in the U.S., although the killers shot themselves when the police cornered them. America is a too permissive country in owning a gun. Americans have a favorite motto: “Have gun, well travel.” It’s easy to purchase a gun or two for family’s protection in the U.S. There are so many untreated neurotics and agitated, depressed, multiracial and prejudiced individuals walking around in the streets who can kill anytime. Americans and other races are extremely under stress and are potentially homicidal. Psychiatrists define aggressive behavior as any act that is intended to do physical or psychological harm.

Behavioral experts discuss the potential causes that contribute to violent aggression in man: 1. Hereditary (Genetic)Criminally-inclined family with XXY chromosomes. Example: Speck killed a number of Filipino nurses in the U.S. 2. Personality influenced by environmental factors. Exposure to violence in the neighborhood. 3. Excess of serotonin in the brain triggers violence (Research.) 4. Exposure to a traumatic family background, constant quarrels, fighting, etc.; severe punishment by cruel parents. 5. Children who are frequently exposed to various violent T.V. and movie

shows can unconsciously imbibe the evil lessons. 6. Unresolved hostility and revenge towards a person or group of people. Example: Hitler hated and killed millions of Jews. 7. The innate search and craving of protein for food. Example: A Gorilla kills another chimpanzee for its protein need. 8. A paranoid schizophrenic can kill himself following his auditory hallucination –“kill yourself.” 9. An agitated, depressed person can be so hostile and may run amok and kill himself.

Storm then ... (Sagun)

Nine other corpses were found in the district of Hinigaran. No definite figures are given for the remaining towns. (Fr. Juan Felix de la Encarnación notes in 1876 in Libro de Cosas Notables of Dumaguete: “El día 26 y 27 del mes de Nobr? este año se padeció en esta costa un furioso Baguio que como una

desgracia personal de una muchacha de 12 años, por una palma de coco cayó sobre el techo de su casa y la mató en el acto.” On November 26 and 27, a violent storm hit the coastal town, uprooting a coconut tree and smashing the roofing of a house that caused the death of a 12-year old girl.)

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Part of the storm’s havoc was the destruction of the courthouse of Arguelles and of the churches of Arguelles, Pontevedra, Hinigaran and Siaton. In Siaton, the Cananay River flooded the fields and caused the death of eleven children and three adults.

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All the above negative behaviors can push a person to be violently aggressive.

It is said only taxes and death are constant in this life, and every January. Dumagueteños line up along the different government offices to pay the different taxes for the new business year. After all the festivities of December, entering into January is a letdown, when after all the festivities, one is back into the reality of facing bills and paperworks that need to be done. It is stressing to see all the work one now has to face to start the new year. How wonderful if the Christmas season can continue into January and we face the realities of the new year months after! But responsibilities beckon, so for many, it is back to work; happy times are over! January is also the time when almost everyone rushes to the City Hall to secure the well known “cedula,” the required community tax certificate. It is, therefore, a common sight to see a big crowd of people all over the front of the city hall waiting in line waiting to be served. People line up too in the assessor’s office to pay the annual realty taxes to avail of the discount for early payment, if there is extra money left over after the Christmas splurge. Then comes the painful part for the businessmen/women when they have to shell out payment for the renewal of business permits after processing all the requirements for their business renewal. It is a blessing for Dumagueteños that for the whole month of January, the City

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those who did. Only God sees the heart and He is not mean. No one can tell if our time is up; and when our timeline ends, we just stop breathing. But we are given time to use what ever remaining days we have to serve a specific purpose. I know in my heart that God can heal instantly. I wish I were one of those who experienced instant healing. But no, He had other plans for me.

Hall has made arrangements for their personnel in charge of business taxes to work extra hours to accommodate the many applicants for new and renewal of business permits and licenses. The office, where one applies for the new ‘cedula,’ also has longer working hours and a special lane for senior citizens. I am sure the businessmen and the common tao are pleased with this arrangement. Everything is made convenient for Dumagueteños to do their transactions with the City Hall; hopefully, many will have enough time to beat the deadline this month. For my ‘cedula,’ I like to go later in the afternoon as it is cooler and the Plaza beckons for a short relaxing walk after. If the citizens complain about the long lines and the many paperworks, one can imagine how the office workers feel about the piles of papers they need to process and the long lines they need to serve. Thankfully, everyone gets served, and a few weeks after today, things will be back to normal for everyone. For this January, almost everyone’s mind and attention are drawn into the responsibilities of accomplishing the necessary paperworks and looking for the money to pay the fees and taxes. Avoid the long lines at the government offices by going there early and finishing all the requirements early. Smile! Thankfully, we only need to do this once a year!

He prepared me to take a longer journey of miracles after miracles. It wasn’t easy. There was a lot of pain, but it meant I am still alive because I could feel that. I also learned to appreciate its absence. Spending six times inside operating rooms made me patient. Fears drove me to trust Him. The bible studies I lead were inspirations for me to get well soon. Letting it out and deal with it head on and getting prayers and encouragement from peo-

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ple like you were like huge propellers in superstorms. If I were to compare my comfortable and healthy life before and now, the former lacked the intensity to live for Christ. His faithfulness for every need is simply amazing. Allow Jesus to enter your heart. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. His wisdom will lead you to right decisions. Seek His face and include the Holy Spirit in every second of this journey.


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Getting ... (Kojak)

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first 60 days of any trip. This Medigap benefit covers 80 percent of emergency care administered outside the country. A $250 deductible and $50,000 lifetime maximum apply. In addition, many travel agents and private companies offer insurance plans that will cover health care expenses incurred overseas, including evacuations. The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs provides information on medical insurance while overseas, including a list of companies that offer travel medical insurance. Whatever option retirees choose while abroad, if they return to the United States, they will still be covered by Medicare Part A. Medicare Part A covers institutional care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as certain care given by

home health agencies and care provided in hospices, as well as certain care given by home health agencies and care provided in hospices. There are no premiums for this part of the Medicare program, and anyone who is 65 or older and is eligible for Social Security automatically qualifies. Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient services, charges a monthly premium. Unless retirees continue to pay the premiums while they are overseas, they will not automatically be covered by Medicare Part B when they return to the United States. Retirees who drop Part B and then move back to the United States will have to pay an enrollment penalty. Premiums increase by 10 percent for each year that an individual is not enrolled in part B. Therefore, retirees who think they may return to the United States may find it worthwhile to continue paying Part B premiums while they live abroad.

AFFIDAVIT OF LOSS I RONALD DEAN DILLEY, of legal age, American citizen, married to a Filipino citizen, and residing at Palinpinon, Valencia (Lower Tierra Alta), Negros Oriental, Philippines, after having been sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and say: 1. That I am holder of a Permanent Resident Card or I-Card; 2. That lately I discovered that my said Card was lost from my possession; 3. That diligent efforts has been exerted by me to locate said Card but to no avail, thus I consider the same forever lost and beyond recovery; 4. That I am executing this affidavit to attest to the truth and veracity of the foregoing declarations to support my request for the replacement of my lost Permanent Resident card or I-Card with the office concerned and for such other purpose this may lawfully serve. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature this 4th day of January, 2013, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines.

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AD PAWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on December 29, 2012 at our place of business.

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me, a Notary Public commissioned in and for the City of Dumaguete, Philippines this 04 January 2013 by Ronald Dean Dilley, who has satisfactorily proven to me his identity through his Passport bearing No. 465255422 bearing his photograph and signature, that he is the same person who appeared and signed the foregoing instrument in my presence within my jurisdiction, and who avowed to the truth of its contents under penalty of law. Doc. No. 236; Page No. 49; (Sgd.) ATTY. CONRADO A. CONCEPCION II Book No. 1 : Notary Public Series of 2013. The Negros Chronicle Jan. 6, & 13, 2013

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his born-warrior, of Cebuano origin, has continued his fight, and in fact, has forgotten when to stop fi ghti ng , for the rights of Filipinos in his life-long quest for peace and justice. Now retired, but still very active and concerned over the welfare of Filipinos, General Ramon Montaño is getting a crack at the Senate in 2013, hoping to continue his fight for the rights of Filipinos. Montaño is specifically concerned over the welfare of the often-forgotten veterans and their families, the retirees, the welfare of senior citizens which have often been disregarded and the soldiers at large and their families. These are very large sectors which have endeared the fighting general whose image is that of their constant watchdog and benefactor. Aside from these sectors, Montaño told the CHRONICLE that he will continue his fight against the enemies of the state and all criminals. He will institute reforms, both in the police and armed forces, which have already gained much under the PNOY administration. He is running as an independent Liberal Party member. Montaño, who was then the commanding general of the NCRDC, was personally respon-

sible for the capture of then renegade Lt. Col. Gringo Honasan on December 9 of the era of Pres. Cory Aquino. As a consistent leader and warrior, Montaño stands on record that he led in the campaign against insurge nts. He broke the backbone of the NPA, CPP and NDF Central committee by the apprehension of its top leaders. Being a Cebuano who is endeared by both the elite and the masses, Montaño believes that the Visayas and Mindanao votes will catapult him to the Senate as an independent legisla-

General Montaño speaks before the families of Veterans, senior citizens, soldiers and the supporters at his Wutherings Heights Resort Hotel in San Jose.

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ustice and human rights remain the main themes of this year’s commemoration of International Human Rights Day even as the Aquino Administration continues to commit grave violations in pursuit of its counterinsurgency campaign. Bagong Alayansang MakabayanNegros Oriental and KARAPATANNegros Oriental commemorated International Human Rights Day last December 10, 2012 in Dumaguete City. The 1st Provincial Assembly of KARAPATAN-Negros Oriental (photo right) was held at the IFI Cathedral earlier in the day while a protest-tribute to human rights victims were organized by nightfall.

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Amidst widespread human rights violations in the province and the need for effective human rights activism in the face of these threats, human rights defenders from Quick Reaction Teams embedded in sectoral organizations in Negros Oriental gathered at the Cathedral to form the Negros Oriental chapter of the premier human rights organization in the country.

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tor. At 75 now, the general himself has the record of formulating National Security Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking which resulted in the arrest of 20 notorious drug traffickers and the seizure of over P100 million worth of prohibited drugs and paraphernalia. During his incumbency in the Armed Forces, he was responsible in neutralizing various highprofile criminal syndicates as head of a special operations group of the PC/INP Anti-Drug organized task force. He broke up five notorious kidnap-for-ransom groups as head of the PC Anti-Kidnapping unit. He is now happily retired with wife Fe Pareja, former long-time mayor of San Jose Negros Oriental. They have three children, Ruby Star, 33 (de ce ase d); Guderian, 39, married to Ma. Estela Magpayo; and Rommel,

46, a businessman, married to Maripaz Gonzales. They have six grandchildren. He was then the youngest member of PMA Class 1958 when he met Fe during a PMA visitation in Dumaguete. He graduated from the US Naval School on Defense Resource Management in Monterey, Calilfornia, U.S.A.; Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College; graduated from the Australian Defense College on Command and Ge ne ral Staff Course; and Infantry Officer advance course of the Philippine Army. Today, General Ramon Montaño fights for the forgotten rights and benefits of senior citizens and rural workers. He champions in fighting for the rights of veterans of the Armed Forces, PNP and their forces’ families.

EDLAW celebrates its 20th with a legal clinic

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DLAW Office, widely regarded as one of the pioneering law firms in Dumaguete City celebrates its 20th Founding Anniversary on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 with a legal clinic. The office, located at Room 405, Silliman Portal West Building, corner Hibbard and Silliman Avenues, Dumaguete City, will open its doors to indigents who need legal assistance and offer free legal services from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. “We prefer to celebrate simply but meaningfully,” according to Atty. Samsodin Tahir, Edlaw’s Managing Partner. “Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental have been plagued with numerous calamities immediately before the Christmas season. We wanted to partly assist them and the general community through the practice of our profession pro bono.” Edlaw was founded on January 15, 1993 by lawyers Jose

Riodil D. Montebon, who returned to Dumaguete City after working as Partner at the ACCRA Firm and former Vice President for Finance of Silliman University, Ebenezer Y. Lim. The firm was dedicated to former SU College of Law Dean Dr. Ed Flores. The office presently included Senior Partners Managing Partner Samsodin T. Tahir City and Councilor Manuel R. Arbon, Junior Partners Myrish CadapanAntonio, Dinah Tabada-Chu and Pristine Martinez-Raymond,

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Members of the Firm Ramon Antonio Ruperto and Elnathan Lim, Paralegal Gretel Kelly delos Santos and staff members Felisa Patoc, Egbert Lagarde, Maribel Gabriel and Nelson Dellona. The firm specializes in corporate law, civil law, and labor law. All indigent parties are invited to visit the office on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon to avail of their free legal advises.


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he period known in world history as the "Dark Ages" was a time when the State of the Church was established. The church had absolute power over government, politics and the economy similar to the state of affairs in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

Galileo was found "vehemently suspect of heresy", namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may not hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to "abjure, curse and detest" those opinions. The philosopher and dreamer Bruno was burnt at the stake by Rome in 1600 for daring to suggest that the earth goes round the sun. Cecco d'Ascoli was burnt alive by the church in 1327 for daring to suggest that men may live on the other side of the world. The very invention of science itself was in the face of religious opposition. Studying the world was considered a waste of time, or at worst forbidden sorcery. A succession of Popes issued orders forbidding the study of nature, and even supporting the killing of those who did. Also, Medicine itself had to struggle into existence against the opposition of theologians, who have spent most of the Christian era massively prolonging human suffering with their superstitious theories of disease, namely that: 1. Disease is caused by sin (also here).

2. Insanity is caused by demons More recently, Dr. Jose Rizal was persecuted and eventually executed with the approval of the Catholic Church which was opposed to his ideas and writings. Indeed, History has taught us the tragic consequences of letting the Catholic Church overstep its bounds and giving it the power to impose its beliefs with conceited arrogance. While the Catholic Church has mellowed through the years with the advance of science, the age of Enlightenment and the Separation of Church and State, the Catholic Church in the Philippines continues to encroach upon the government sphere characterized by a fervent belief that it has the monopoly to understand the issue of reproductive health and population control. In the recent debate over the RH Bill, the Catholic Church was clearly rebuffed by the overwhelming majority of Filipinos who supported the passage of the RH Bill as expressed in scientific surveys conducted across the country. This shows that in the marketplace of ideas, very few people actually bought the arguments they were selling. After the bill became law, it has now threatened to

campaign against all political leaders who voted in favor of the RH Bill and several pastoral letters have in fact already been issued encouraging parishioners to withdraw support from certain politicians who had voted for the RH Bill. The Church is deceiving itself if it believes it can alter or change the scientific surveys which showed massive overwhelming support by the Filipino public for the passage of the RH Bill. The pastoral letter will only further the decline of the popularity of the Catholic church among Filipinos. The Catholic Church leaders issuing pastoral letters should also be cautioned that these acts of campaigning may fall within the purview of an election offense punishable under the Election Code. The act of coercion of subordinates is defined in Article XXII, Section 261 (d) of the Election Code, as follows: “Any public officer, or any officer of any public or private corporation or association, or any head, superior, or administrator of any religious organization, or any employer or landowner who coerces or intimidates or compels, or in any manner influences, directly or indirectly, any of his subordinates or members, or

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Arnie wants ... (From page 2)

(From page 4) In the fifteen years that I have worked with him, let me sum up some of the inspiring traits of the man, who in many respects has become a role model. Approachable. While not a politician, Eleuterio Dumogho would easily have become one, because he could easily connect with people. In our first encounter, in no time he broke the ice, initiated conversation by telling me, "Do, I am your Tito". The term "Do" is a reference to young boys. He then proceeded to trace our common roots. He said we both come from that once sleepy town of La Libertad, north Negros Oriental, and mentioned our common relatives. "From now on, call me your tito" he said. In an instant, he removed all my feelings of professional stiffness, and I became easy and relaxed on him as he was on me. He was quick at breaking barriers that usually pervades during early professional acquaintances. Humble. When I started in the Senate, Tito Terry was a senior officer in Senator Nene Pimentel's office. Yet he never displayed it. Instead he would always take his meals at the staff canteen at the ground floor, and not in the Senate Lounge frequented by senators and important people, or people wanting or pretending to be seen as important. He loved to mix with the ordinary employees at mealtime, rather than hobnob with a lot of 'great pretenders' malingering at the lounge. Terry was deeply and directly in touch with the common man. He's showed one and all that was where he would prefer to be. Highly knowledgeable. Very early in my stint as a Senate staff, I already knew Tito Terry to be highly knowledgeable, particularly in the field of local governance. One of my duties then was to respond to letters and queries from constituents seeking opinions and interpretations on local governments issues. We always ended up seeking Tito Terry's insights on the questions that were raised. He always had valuable inputs in responding to questions. Tito Terry woke, ate, lived and slept with the local government law. Terry's knowledge of the local government code extended to aspects beyond the confines of the letter of the law. His vast experience on many aspects of local governance gave flesh to the law. He was always able to extract the law from vague abstracts into the realm of practical day-to-day experience. For indeed, what else is the purpose of the law? Integrity. I saw Tito Terry as a man of integrity. Many have complex definitions of integrity, but I think a man of

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proposed by the Governor pointing out that the appropriations for job order and intelligence funds were too excessive while the allocation for the other departments were reduced. In the last regular session, Nationalist People’s Coalition stalwart Board Member Saleto Erames pointed out that despite his and Teves’ political affiliation, they refused to boy-

agency is strictly enforcing the law with the 23 deputized Philippine National Police personnel in various parts of the province. In its intensified drive, the nine government service motorcycles apprehended included three registered vehicles from the Dumaguete City hall, two from Traffic Management Office, two from the capitol, and two from Sibulan government unit. Daily operations will be conducted to ensure that motorcycle drivers and back riders are wearing the prescribed protective head gear. However, Ramos apprehensions was proven right that his days are numbered here in the province due to some politicians interventions questioning him left and right on the implementation of the National Helmet Law or RA 10054. He was just re-assigned to Jagna Bohol. LTO official had told motorcycle drivers and their riders to wear the prescribed helmets for their own safety and reduce the risks of severe head injuries in case of accidents. Violators shall be made to pay a fine of P1,500 for first offense; P3,000 for the second offenders; P5,000 for the third offense and P10,000 for the fourth offense including confiscation of driver’s license. Under the law, motorcycle drivers and riders have to wear standard protective helmets while driving motorcycles, whether for long or short-distance trips in any cott the session to deliberate and approve the P 1.4 billion annual budget of the province, but which was adjourned after eight of their colleagues failed to make themselves available. In response, Arnie Teves underscored the non-partisan character of the ABC besides he wanted the proposed budget to be approved so that the Capitol employees can now enjoy the salary increases. Teves has figured in heated encounters with the governor in the past purely over policy and priority disagreements. (By Dems Demecillo)

integrity is one who simply does the right thing, specially at times when he knows no one is watching. I never saw Tito Terry deviate from doing things right. A straight man, as people would say. He would have none of those shady meetings. Generous. Many may not know that Tito Terry helped so many of his students in so many ways. He was a professor at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I noted he had young assistants tailing him in the office. I learned they were his students who helped him in the leg work of his various research work. These students were privileged because they learned directly from Tito Terry. Not only that, these young apprentices moved on to be absorbed as Senate staff members. Having started in clerical desks as computer encoders, these young apprentices were promoted to positions of greater responsibilities. This is a testament to Tito Terry's knack of being able to spot potential talents. Tito Terry paved the way for great opportunities to knock on young people's doors. I think that was generous of Tito Terry. Missing Tito Terry. I will definitely miss Tito Terry. I will miss his consistent greeting "Do, kumusta ka na?", always evoking that imposing aura of fatherly concern. I will miss Tito Terry's data and figures on many aspects in the local governments, that only he could make. Only Tito Terry can be ready to supply with hard data and computations, that would fortify arguments and positions, whether it be past, current or projected figures involving local governments, from the provinces down to the last barangay. For indeed, how can one argue against hard facts and figures? Looking back at those unforgettable moments with Tito Terry, and the life he so well lived, I can only heave a sigh of confidence at my sureness of his final destination --- to the Father. Tito Terry, you fought the good fight. You finished the race. You have kept the faith. So long for now, Tito Terry. Till we meet again. Shalom.

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that eight motorcycles were already missing in the middle of December last year. Cimafranca said both the HPG and NBI have to coordinate closely and relentlessly conduct the campaign against carnapping to ensure that criminal elements involved will have no opportunity to operate in the province. Galsim also reported that two motor vehicles, one white vanette and Hyundai Grace van were impounded due to tampered chassis or engine during its operations. To address the growing problem on carnapping cases in the province, the patrol group closely coordinated with some local government units and national agencies, authorizing them to enforce and apprehend within Dumaguete City using the citation ticket; to operate at Bais City using traffic operators permit (TOP) approved by Land Transportation Office Regional Director Raul Aguilos III; and to conduct inspection inside the port with approval of the port manager Annie Lee Manese, said Galsim. The patrol group also assisted motorists on traffic accidents on highways. (PIA- Negros Oriental)

the poll body to conduct registration of voters for the barrio elections. Some members of Congress wanted to postpone the 2013 barangay elections to 2016 so that it will be synchronized with the presidential elections. It was noted that barangay elections were most intense; a longer term would cool passions and give the grassroots leaders ample time to implement their projects. Additionally, under the proposal, the terms of office of the elected barangay elections will be fixed to five years instead of the current three years. Arnaiz, who chairs the Committee on Local Governments in the House of Representatives presented the proposal and secured the support of the vast majority of his colleagues. Senator Marcos also filed his counterpart bill, which also met little opposition the Upper chamber especially when Senator Juan Ponce Enrile also announced his support to the postponement. But Aquino rejected the two proposed measures. Arnaiz, Teves and Marcos do not belong to the administration party Liberal Party. (By Dems Demecillo)

type of road and highway. Other transportation laws, rules and regulations will continue in LTO’s daily enforcement activities including the

operations against helmets without stickers required by law, said Ramos. (mbcn/JCTPIA 7, Negros Oriental)

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL Mortgagee, versus SPS. RICHARD P. CHEE & R OWENA D. CHEE, Mortgagors. x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - /

EJFREM NO. 2012-3169 EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (UNDER Act 3135 as amended)

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, filed by COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL (Mortgagee), against SPS. RICHARD P. CHEE AND ROWENA D. CHEE, (Mortgagors), with postal address at Brgy. Candau-ay, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of November 30, 2012, now amounted to THREE HUNDRED FORTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY- SIX PESOS & 70/ 100 ONLY (P314,666.70), exclusive of sheriff fees and other charges incidental to the foreclosure, the undersigned will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency on February 20, 2013, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & ExOfficio Sheriff, located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit:

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 39412 A parcel of land Lot 4731-C-10, subdivision plan, Pcd-07-066356, being a portion of lots 4731-C (LRC), situated in the Barrio of Candau-ay, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the S.E., along line 1-2 by Road Lot 1 4731-C-14; on the S.W., along line 2-3 by Lot 4731-C-9, Both of the subdivision plan; along line 3-4 by Lot 4731-B (LRC) Psd-101824; on the N.E. along line 4-1 by Lot 4731-C-11, of the subdivision plan. Xxx containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE (145) SQUARE METERS more or less.xxx All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on February 27, 2013 without further notice. Dated this 19th day of December 2012, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff The Negros Chronicle Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2013

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The casus belli would be the RH bill signed into law by the president. Earlier, the president certified the bill to be urgent, negating his earlier mandate that legislators vote according to their conscience. The president, by showing his hand, confirms that the RH law was an executive initiative that has resulted from strong pressures from the outside – the pharmaceutical industry and international institutions. What is so important about a law that would prevent pregnancy? Since when has population been anti-developmental? Analysts here and abroad are now commending the economy for having arrived at the sweet-spot in its demographic development. They attribute this development credited for the impressive economic growth now in excess of seven percent, the highest in the ASEAN and only the second in the continent. Is it not obvious that the OFW’s, touted to be the “new heroes,” responsible with their massive remittances, are behind the surge in consumer spending, the biggest contributor to the rise in GNP? Economic forecasters here and abroad are now saying that the country’s huge pool of labor will propel the economy into even greater heights.

NOVENA PRAYER TO SENIOR STO. NIÑO O Jesus, Who has said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. (Make your request) O Jesus, Who has said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name, He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask your Father, in your name, that my prayer will be granted. (Make your request) O Jesus, Who has said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away but My word shall not pass away," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted. (Make your request) (M.H.AA.)

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. JUDE THADDEUS Most holy Apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone; make use, I implore you, of this particular privilege accorded to you, to bring visible and speedy help, where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), so that I may bless God with you and all the elect forever. I promise you, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen. (M.H.AA.)

NOVENA PRAYER TO SACRED HEART OF JESUS O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins, I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen (M.H.AA.)

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What is scandalous about the Malthusian legislation is that it will cost the country a whopping three billion pesos a year to prevent pregnancies! Think of what this amount could do for health care centers, especially in rural areas that are badly in need of x-ray and dialysis machines, CT scans, and even beds for indigent patients now lining the corridors of overcrowded hospitals all over the country. The big question is, is it fair to subsidize foreign pharmaceutical companies, the manufacturers of pills, vaccines and condoms, at the expense of the Filipino taxpayers, most of whom are not users of these products? Sooner than later, the truth will be out, the hidden agendas of developed nations unraveled, and the lobby groups identified. This is close to treason. It is a fact that US State Department Memo 200 of Secretary Kissinger clearly stated that in order for the US to attain “sustainable growth,” the world will have to be depopulated to preserve scarce natural resources, which would otherwise be consumed fast by the burgeoning population of third world economies – the principal target for population control. It is well known that Western pharmaceutical companies, now reeling from the stiff competition from developing economies, like India and their generic drugs, are now on a sales blitz to regain lost ground – hence the massive population program, which will allow them to reap a rich harvest at the expense of Filipino taxpayers. Finally, it is well known that these pharmaceutical companies are using women’s groups, their doctor clientele, media practitioners, and poli-

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deaths as the reason why there must be an RH law. They spoke of women dying while pregnant or during childbirth, without talking of the far greater numbers of women dying of cancer, heart and respiratory diseases, diabetes, tuberculosis, and other killer diseases without any state support. Despite Congressman Rodolfo Biazon’s fanciful claim of an unverified demand from an overwhelming majority of the women he met for an RH law, no one dared to refute or offer a story different from that of Congressman Antonio Alvarez of Palawan who said that in his 27 years of uninterrupted service as an elective public official, he had received all sorts of requests for help for every conceivable need from his constituents, but not once had he ever received a request for condoms or contraceptives. Nor was there any attempt on the side of the pros to respond to the points made by several congressman, but probably best articulated by P a n g a s i n a n ’ s Congresswoman Gina de Venecia, who said the RH bill was nothing but a population control bill masquerading as a reproductive health measure. Has not the bill overstepped its bounds in choosing to interfere in the family life of citizens? De Venecia asked. “Is it appropriate for

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ticians to camouflage their hidden agenda by making the RH law a health issue and even a human rights affair. Their huge success can be credited to these groups, whose PR machineries have been well-oiled with ample marketing campaign budgets. With an expected income of three billion a year, an amount bigger than many a government allocation for specific budgets, what is a ten percent brokerage fee for its lobbyists in and out of Congress? So now you see why the unseemly haste to pass this law approved close to the heels of the May 2013 elections whose campaign period begins early this year. The sad thing is that the poverty-stricken typhoon victims in Mindanao will not even taste a centavo of this big budget allocation. What they need are food, clothing, shelter and livelihood; not condoms, pills and injectibles. Having lost members of the family considered in rural areas as potential breadwinners, I am sure that they would not even be interested in tubal ligation or abortion. Today, the law faces a judicial challenge before the Supreme Court with proponents citing the utter unconstitutionality of this piece of legislation. May the court of last resort preserve the constitutional mandate for the protection of life from conception to death!

FOR RENT 2BR, 2TB, with cable ready and tel. Purok Ilang-Ilang, Taclobo, Dumaguete City P12,000./month. Contact Nardy 422-1701 the state to prescribe the size of family one must have? Is it fitting for the state to mandate when our children should be taught sex education and by whom?” Nor was there any attempt by the pro-RH side to show that Cebu’s youthful Rachel Marguerite (Cutie) del Mar was simply imagining things when she said the bill “disrespects basic religious belief and treats it as if it were separate —or could be separated—from the daily life of a Catholic believer who must live his faith, as if faith in God could be easily explained away in economic and demographic terms, and Catholic citizenry would just meekly submit.” With clarity and vigor, Del Mar expressed the position of many when she pointed out that the bill “wrongly assumes that Filipinos are a people of ‘shallow faith’ and ‘feeble conviction,’ who, with the passage of time, would embrace a bad law, as if such a law, eventually, would become good, as if religious belief and resistance to the law would crumble in the face of repressive legal sanctions.” The only acceptable response to that would be to demonstrate by superior reasoning and facts that the objection is illfounded and wrong. But Aquino’s response is to throw the awesome powers of the presidency and its mighty pork at the issue and try to manufacture a cash-oriented majority to support a perverted view of law and reality.

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One of the highest IRA recipients, Bais City, under Mayor Karen Villanueva, who is running for congresswoman in the 2nd district, is finalizing the P92million outlay for various development projects in Bais City. L-R: City Engr. Elvis Labradilla; SP chair on finance reelectionist Kagawad Thirdy Bouffard; Mayor KAREN VILLANUEVA; and City Budget Officer Jose Adana.

Guv-Board ... From page 1 Tuesday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan was adjourned prematurely for lack of quorum after only six of the 14member legislative chamber answered the roll call, further straining the relations of the Local Chief Executive and the members of the SP majority. And the day’s single most important piece of legislation pending before the body for deliberation and approval was the P1.4-billion annual budget of Negros Oriental, certified urgent by the Governor, left unattended. The province, officially, has no approved budget for 2013. Present were known allies of the Governor, Board Members Rodrigo Alanano, Fritzy Lumjod-Zanoria, Angelo Teves, Saleto Erames, Association of Barangay Councils President Arnie Teves, and surprisingly, Liland Estacion, who made good of her promise to show up to vote in favor of the proposed budget. Among those who failed to attend the session were Board Members Peve Ligan, Edmund Dy, Georgita Martinez; on official business were Vice-Governor Jun Arnaiz, Melliemoore Saycon and Philippine Councilors League President Erwin Macias; while those on-leave were Jessica VillanuevaKoppin and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Scott Wayne Husain. As expected, the political handlers of the Governor lambasted the missing members of the majority as inconsiderate and uncooperative. Before the last session of 2012 ended, the Provincial Board returned the proposed 2013 budget ostensibly “for adjustments” after the Governor allegedly failed to conduct proper and comprehensive consultation for the budget’s preparation involving all the Capitol’s stakeholders. But since the Board members failed to mention

Comelec, LTO ... From page 1 will be replaced by Atty. Gerome Brillantes concurrent election officer for Tanjay. COUNTDOWN NEARS As the election countdown draws nearer, election registrars are now drawn farther from their familiar grounds so that they will exert utmost impartialiy in the exercise of their duties. But impartial observers say the Comelec reshuffle what specific adjustments were needed, the Local Chief Executive curtly resubmitted the proposed annual budget after certifying it as urgent without any amendment. Political observers said that it would be prudent for the Board Members to specify the adjustments they wanted to see, or they can do the adjustments to their heart’s content, for after all, under the Local Government Code, the legislative has power to reduce the appropriations for certain items and allocate the funds to other sectors and programs in the annual budget, so long as the proposed total amount of appropriation submitted by the Governor remains. Thus, the appropriations for job order workers at P8 million and the intelligence fund at P10 million can effectively be reduced by the majority in the Council, even up to half, so that the remaining amount can be appropriated to increase the funds, say, for health and education. But they did not do it, nobody knows why. Until said adjustments for the two controversial items shall be completed by the majority, the Governor may find himself some sympathy, especially among the Capitol employees, whose pay increases are however assured, even if the majority BM’s failed to pass the budget. (By Dems Demecillo)

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came too early , five months before elections, giving them enough time to familiarize with its people and terrain. This covers the provincial levels, down to the city and municipal election officers. Immediately, there were overtures from politicians to “reshuffle the reshuffled” assignments, obviously to work in their favors. But this was not entertained by their Comelec superiors. NEW ASSIGNMENTS The following are the new assignments of Comelec city and municipal election officers: William Nacua from Amlan to Mabinay; Virgilio Quibal fom Ayungon to Bindoy; Rodelina Araula from Bacong to Valencia; Atty. Andre Villasis from Bais to Canlaon cities; Eva Valero from Basay to Sta. Catalina; James Aba from Bindoy to Ayungon; Atty. Martin Cornelio from Canlaon to Bais cities; Felixberto Gonzaga from Dauin to Bacong; Carmencita Cañares, OIC of Dumaguete; Atty. Jerome Brillantes from Guihulngan to Tanjay cities; Roy Aragones from Jimalalud to Vallehermoso; Carlos las Piñas from La Liberad to Tayasan; Zenaida Dayang from Mabinay to Pamplona; Alan Yap from Manjuyod to Jimalalud; Rigida Catacutan from Pamplona to San Jose; Doribeth Ruales from San Jose to Sibulan; Ursel Tubio, from Siaton to Zamboanguita; Roberto Remolano from Sibulan to Amlan; Edgar Ridad from Sta. Catalina to Basay; Atty. Ian Macaraya from Tanjay to Bayawan cities; Teresita Advincula from Tayasan to La Libertad; Vincent Merced from Valencia to Dauin; Nicholas Alcantara from Vallehermoso to Manjuyod; and Genaro Trumata from Zamboanguita to Siaton. This assignment was signed by Atty. Eddie Aba, provincial election supervisor, who will be assigned to Cebu province during the election period from January 13 to June 12, 2013.


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parishioners or employees or househelpers, tenants, overseers, farm helpers, tillers, or lease holders to aid, campaign or vote for or against any candidate or any aspirant for the nomination or selection of candidates.” Our government officials who voted for the RH Bill should be lauded for withstanding the pressure of the Catholic Church and voting conscientiously according to national interest. President John F. Kennedy said it best: “During the 1960 presidential

PNP withdraws... From page 1 Rep. George Arnaiz, Mayor Manuel Sagarbaria, and his vice-mayor, Alan Gel Cordova, were leading rescuers in the first typhoon that hit NegOr island on Jan. 3 this new year. Better preparedness always pays. There was only one casualty, a sick patient. The 228 passengers of the ill-fated GP Zamboanga Ferry were all rescued to safety.

Most Wanted ... From page 1 ing children among the injured. Doremon claimed that after more than five years, he is now ready to tell the truth of what really happened on that fateful day. He accused a local politician of masterminding the ambush, even as the Department of Justice cleared said politician from any responsibility for lack of convincing evidence. He confirmed that Sandalo Mongolore, Wilfredo Arellano and William Paunillan were participants of the crime, while

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he denied any involvement in the ambuscade. Doremon said that prior to the ambush, a meeting was called to finalize the plan to assassinate Baylon. The group was divided into three, so that they can be posted in the three possible routes that Baylon would have taken in going to his home in Aya, La Libertad. Doremon claimed that it was Mongolore’s group that staged the actual ambush, when Baylon, who was on board a Cobra truck owned by the municipality, passed through Manluminsag. He claimed that there was no money offered or accepted after the ambush, with the

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attackers merely given rice and sardines after they returned their firearms to the brains. Finally, Doremon also confessed that he was involved in the botched holiday attack of the La Libertad PNP almost five years ago. Security has been tightened at the Agan-an, Sibulan headquarters of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office. Doremon will reunite with Mongolore, who was earlier arrested. Fellow suspects Arellano and Paunillan are all detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. (By Dems Demecillo)

at their own expense. More than 200 firearms issued to the members of the Auxiliary Police, mostly barangay tanods in the cities of Bayawan and Canlaon, will also be recalled to ensure that they will not be used in partisan political activities during the election period. The Philippine National Police assured that after safekeeping the firearms, they will be returned after the polls. Meanwhile, the Provincial Joint Peace Security and Coordinating Council, chaired by the Commission on Election Supervisor Eddie Aba with Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Edward Carranza and Col. Manuel Patrimonio of the 302nd Brigade of the Philippine Army, identified some 60 barangays in the first district as possible hot spots, and another 60 barrios in the 2nd district as poll hotspots due to intense political rivalry and presence of the communist NPA rebels. Thirteen cities and towns,

campaign, the potential influence of the Catholic Church on John F. Kennedy's presidency was raised. If elected, it would be the first time that a Catholic would occupy the highest office in the United States. John F. Kennedy, in his Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on 12 September 1960, addressed the question directly, saying, I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute— where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote— where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference—and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish—where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source—where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials—and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. [...] I do not speak

for my church on public matters— and the church does not speak for me. Whatever issue may come before me as President—on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject—I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise. But if the time should ever come—and I do not concede any conflict to be even remotely possible—when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same.” The merits of population control and reproductive health (similar to the fact that the world is round, that the earth moves around the sun, and the benefits of medical science) have been established with scientific certainty. The Catholic Church should learn from the lessons of history and take solace in the worlds of Victor Hugo: "You can resist invading armies but you cannot resist an idea whose time has come."

namely, Guihulngan, Canlaon, La Libertad, Vallehermoso, Siaton, Valencia, Tanjay, Tayasan, Bindoy, Sta. Catalina, Pamplona, Bayawan and Ayungon are placed under watch by authorities for possible outbreak of election-related violence. Supt. Alet Virtucio, NOPPO Deputy Director for Operations, said that the assessment and listing of which of the 557 barangays are considered as hotspots would be useful in determining the se-

curity measures and deployment of personnel during the election period. As a general rule, the PNP handles the security situation of the area within the 5-kilometer radius of the national highway while the Army assumes the responsibility beyond the police’s area of responsibility. Finally, there are three armed groups, two in the first district and one in the second district, now subject to close monitoring for they can be activated for illegal poll-related activities. (By Dems Demecillo)

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