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LANGUB FESTIVAL was marked in Mabinay over the weekend with an outpouring of visitors. Mayor Django Uy of Mabinay welcomed hundreds of visitors (page 3) while top invited guest was Mrs Cynthia Villar. Rep Geore Arnaiz led other mayors among wellwishers.

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embers of the Provincial Peace and Order Council are standing by their decision to grant the P 10 million appropriations for the Governor’s confidential intelligence funds as duly approved by the body during its October 15, 2012 meeting.

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Based on Resolution No. 2 of the PPOC, the P 10 million Intelligence Fund for 2013 was way below the amount due for the governor, hence the amount can never be considered as excessive. Pursuant to the Department of Interior and Local Government Memorandum Circular No. 99-65 dated April 23, 1999 providing for the guidelines in the utilization of funds for intelligence or confidential purposes is limited to 3% of the total Annual AppropriaTo page 17

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he governor has been asked by various citizen – stakeholders not to veto his approved P1.4Billion annual budget for Negros Oriental just because the board exercised its lawful discretion to decrease, but not to increase the total budget. Citizens, politicians and members of the Provincial Board are one in asking for the Governor to let go of any plans to veto the items which were re-alligned by the legislators for Gender and Development (GAD), scholarships and purchase of medicines, tourism among others. Point is, the P1.4billion budget proposed by the To page 17

P200M budget for National Palaro

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ome P200Million is allocated by the national government thru DepEd, for the Palarong Pambansa slated in Dumaguete on April 21 to 27 this year. An estimated 12,000 atheltes, officials, coaches , trainors and guests will be in Dumaguete. About P150Million will be spent here in Duamguete in terms of food, transportation, accommodation, tours and travel, and souvenir items. This will be a big boost for local tourism. All in one week!

The provincial governor as host will allot P10M from its own funds to finance the secretariat, offices, venues, and other necessary expenses. Dep Ed Sec Armin Altamirano-Luesstro, a La Sallite

brother; was here last Wednesday to supervise the inspection, and meeting of all officials for the national games. Dumaguete city hosted the national PRISAA in the late 60s, the national games last year, and

the Palarong Pambansa for the first time this year. Question is: what is the output expected after the Palaro? Is there an on-going serious search and training of outstanding athletes? Will it To page 17

ead injuries topped the cause of deaths among motorcycle riders last year at least in Dumaguete city. Those killed wore no protective helmets.

For this popularly known as the motorcycle capital of the Philippines, some 1744 traffic accidents or at least 4 accidents a day were recorded throughout the entire year 2012 resulting in the deaths of 12 persons mostly from severe head injuries.

Seven hundred forty five (745) traffic accidents resulted in both damage to property and physical injuries; sixty (60) accidents resulting in physical injuries were categorized as hit and run cases with the responTo page 17

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ven 1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn Limkaichong’s allies are convinced that the lady solon’s affirmative vote for the passage of the highly divisive Reproductive Health law has now become a heavy and costly a baggage in her quest for the governorship of the province. Worse, by toeing the Liberal Party’s stand in favor of the RH Law, Limkaichong has alienated most Catholics in an unnecessary fight with the Church. Several Catholic organizations and priests vowed to mobilize the faithful to prove that indeed there will be a Catholic vote when necessary. Limkaichong said that al-

though she is a practicing Catholic, she cannot compromise her advocacy for the people. She said this in explaining her vote in Congress. Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz and Ayungon Mayor Edsel Enardecido confirm that practically all the Catholic Churches in To page 17

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otorists who were apprehended for not wearing helmets pursuant to the national law but whose motorcycles were also im pounded or their licenses confiscated sought the intercession of the City Council. DEP ED SEC ARMAN LUISTRO lead inspectors to the Palaro venues in the city. The official site is the Perdices Oval, at right.

In turn the newly-assumed Land Transportation Office Chief Engr. Eugene Gador secured his commitment to seek clarification

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“GOD’S FORGIVENESS TO A REPENTANT HEART IS BOUNDLESS, YET SELFISH MAN FORGIVES HESITANTLY.”

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Will Mr. Guv veto his own P1.4B budget?

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(email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

PCSO visits Dumaguete; wants more lotto outlets The provincial board during its crucial session which approved the governor’s P1.4B budget. But Mr Guv might veto his own budget which realigned various appropriations.

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ewly-assumed Negros Oriental Police Provincial Officer-In-Charge Sr. Supt. Noli Roman finally met with Governor Roel Degamo, who recently expressed his dismay over the transfer of Sr. Supt. Edward Carranza and the designation of Roman without his knowledge. It is however according to Comelec rules that during election season, OIC PNP directors may be assigned in a place without the usual recommendation by the governor. But the assignment is temporary and is renewable every month . However critics say that this OIC practice can be

abused by the LP-dominated administration. It is possible that until after elections the OICs can be renewed monthly, thus the governor cannot recommend his own people in the PNP. The Governor instructed Roman to launch sustained and coordinated operations Turn to page 5

BY DEMS DEMECILLO

COA, DILG reshuffle not linked to polls ike the Land Transportation Office and the Philippine National Police, the Commission on Audit and Department of Interior and Local Government implemented a reshuffling of their staff, but this was never connected to the upcoming May elections.

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This , even as critics say that the reshuffling in major services is an indirect ploy for the administration to make sure that their line agencies in the provinces will still be under their supervision. All thirteen (13) audit teams of COA were disbanded paving the way for a

reorganization of the constitutional body tasked to look into all transactions and procurements of government agencies to ensure that public funds are well-spent to activities deemed necessary and beneficial to their constituents provided these do not violate accounting and Turn to page 5

hilippine Chairty Sweesptakes office chairman Margarita Margie Juico last Saturday reacted to the anti lotto stand of the city government during a press conference at Foundation University. She revealed that the DOJ was about to file quo warrant proceedings against LGUs possibly including Dumaguete for making a no-no stand on legalized lotto which is covered by a special law. If sustained by the lower courts, and appealed and sustained by the Supreme Court , the high tribunal could render or apply upon the executive officer of the LGU concerned, the penal clause of perpetual disqualification from holding public office for defying a special law. –o0o– We could not exactly fathom the implication of this: does it mean that LGUs no longer have a free choice, whether or not to favor or stand against legalized lotto? Or being a special law, is it mandatory that the law now erases the freedom of choice of LGUs? What if this will be put to a test in court? Can our city withstand the test?

PCSO chief to mayors

City eyes lifting of Protocol on gun bad checkpoint issued state of calamity ore than 13 months after Tropical Storm Sendong brought destruction to Dumaguete, the city Council is eyeing on lifting the declaration of the State of Calamity, but this was opposed by antidisaster coordinator Joe Chiu, who failed anew to appear before the legislators to personally justify his recommendation.

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Why did Mayor Sagarbarria appoint this official to the disaster department when its head will not face the city council regardless of whether it is official

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he Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has reminded the police force to uphold human rights in the conduct of checkpoint operations during the election period.

CHR special investigator Jesus Canete said policemen manning the checkpoints should take extra careful on the proper conduct and behavior in checking motorists. Canete said the checkpoints is legitimate and necessary to maintain peace and order and to ensure public

safety in line with the midterm elections, but that basic protocols should also be observed. He added the operations should be covered by appropriate official order from higher authorities. Frisking or body search on motorists is a violation Turn to page 18

Council summons new LTO head (From page 1) sions. Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova stressed that the motorcycles of the offenders to the Republic Act 10054 or the national helmet law must not be impounded or their licenses be confiscated from first up to the third offense. However, Gador explained that the motorcycles were not impounded merely because of the non-wearing of helmets by the drivers and passengers but for other violations namely driving without license or lack of vehicle registration. He also claimed that the confiscation of the driver’s license of those who violated the law on first offense was sanctioned by the revised

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The City Council has summoned the new LTO chief Atty Edgar GAdor who took over Roland Ramos who was reassigned to Jagna Bohol.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes chairman Margie Juico listens to the sentiments of mayors during the PCSO’s campaign for more lotto outlets in Dumaguete and towns. Speakiing at right is Guihulngan Mayor Ernesto Reyes. –o0o– Remember it is election time, and this might not be covered by the election ban. Our city legal office better check this out if it does not want to be caught flat footed this election season. We believe the first visit of the PCSO chairman and meeting formally with the mayors including Dumaguete’s mayor, was not a coincidence with the city’s stand against all forms of gambling including PCSO’s lotto. –o0o– Did the city not order all PCSO lotto outlets here closed? Is there not a case pending in court about these closures? Mind you the PCSO describes its lotto as gaming , and not gambling. Another issue intimated by the legal panel of the PCSO who were here last Sunday, is that the debate between the act of “gambling vs the act of gaming” is endless and is yet without any clear cut jurisprudence. PCSO believes lotto is gaming, not gambling. –o0o– We believe the issue of lotto is getting more serious political implications considering that PNOY is a liberal and the city administration is run by NPC with a liberal opposition. It could get

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FAST AIRLINE Reservations Implementing Rules and Regulations. Temporary Operator ’s Permit (TOPs)are issued to the first offenders of the helmet law with the apprehended driver given 72 hours to pay for the

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fines. Councilors Erwin Macias, Joe Kenneth Arbas and Manuel Arbon registered their opposition to the imposition as it was clear that R.A. 10054 clearly states

that licenses on top of the fines can only be confiscated on the fourth offense. Gador assured the Council that he will secure the clarification from LTO higher office.

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Mrs “Hanepbuhay” comes to Mabinay

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trong senatoriable former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar, brought to Mabinay her famed advocacy of self-sacrifice which earned her the name “Mrs Hanepbuhay,” by exhorting the people to strive for success by focusing and harnessing their God-given talents. CYNTHIA VILLAR who vocate. She and her husbank now joins as the 4th ranking former Senate Pres Manny Villar, in the magic 24 senatorial can- have always opposed the RH bill. didates has credited the faith As a UN awardee as exemplary of the people in her leadership lady legislator, Mrs. Villar said that in championing the cause of she will replicate his “hanepbuhay” women, children and family advocacy all over the country if during her nine years incum- given the mandate by the people. bency as congressman. (With reports by MC145 As president of the lady Conney Murro, Kathy Valdez, legislators of Congress be- Roxanne Mercado, Tiffany fore, Cynthia Villar has always Acosta, Camille Arado, and been a strong PRO LIFE ad- Michael Caluyo.

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Editorial Kasambahay minus FOI n just two short months, , President Benigno Aquino III has enacted into law the “Kasambahay Bill” setting a fixed monthly pay between P1,500 to P2,500 and more social benefits for close to two million domestic workers.In chartered cities like Dumatguete, the minimum wage for domestic helpers is P2000 according to the new Kasambahay law. We laud our legislators in passing the law. It’s about time. The most relevant comment is that both the rights of the domestic helper and their employers must be mutually respected. And both sectors must be educated with those rights otherwise, there will be mis-understanding. As a foot note, Pres Aquino was quick to pass into law matters that do not affect their vested interests as government leaders including if not especially Malacañang. We are referring to the Freedom of Information Bill which for five long years, or half a decade now, has been gathering mothballs in the archives of Congress. Because it has not yet been acted upon by Congress and by Malalcañang. Why? because like the Anti Dynasty Bill, their interests will be at stake. They can no longer make their next of kins and family run for public office and rake the benefits of public funds. The non passage of the Anti-Dynasty Bill has a direct relation to the policy against corruption in government by Pres Aquino. Why again? Because if families don’t rule this government, there will be more transparency plus

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check and balance. How bad is this attitude of law makers and executives alike when and if it is their interests that are at stake, they will delay passage. But where they play and become the heroes, they will work with super speed faster than lighting, like the RH BILL, and now the Domestic Helpers law among others . We have no quarrel with that. But our quarrel is the failure if not downright refusal of this government to pass the TRANSPARENCY LAW which is called the Freedom of Information Bill. And another, the refusal of Congress to pass the Anti-Dynasty law, since 1987’s inception of the new constitution. Until now, this has not yet been passed at all even filed in congress. We have already lost track. Did not the Constitutional Convention precisely pass this Anti Dytnasty provision in the Constitution, and until now, no law is yet passed for its implementation. The Transparency law or the FOI is the key for top government honchos to be on their toes. But they until now refuse to pass the law, which make government policy makers a bunch of self interested mortals who do not even deserve to be reelected this coming elections. So thank you for passing the Domestic Helpers law Mr President. But no thanks for not passing the Freedom of Information Bill and the Anti-Dynasty Bill. This is where all your credibility hangs in the balalnce.

ne of the most insightful comments I have heard over what is happening in the Senate today ironically came from the son of a deceased member of the Senate of old. I had lunch Friday with lawyer Francisco King Rodrigo Jr., son of the late Senator Soc Rodrigo. He said it saddens him to see how the Senators of today talk the way they do in the august halls of the upper chamber. They pale in comparison to how the senators of old, he said, accorded with such high respect the sacred privilege of being able to debate on the senate floor. He said he could just recall the debates in the era of "de Campanilla" senators in the likes of Senators Tanada, Diokno, Recto (he omitted his father Soc Rodrigo), who only stood to speak on pressing matters of national concern. Today, senators use the senate floor to assault colleagues about unpaid peronsal debts of dead people, uncompensated personal favors, uneven distribution of personal perks, and other unsavory remarks unworthy of being recorded in the senate journals. Its pure gutter talk, comparable to disputes between quarreling neighbors. What is the issue really? The issue, to my mind, is fiscal prudence, or the lack of it. The absence of fiscal prudence is like a dreadful disease that plagues men in power. In the case of the senate president, his is a case of lack of fiscal prudence, distributing, as he admits, "cash gifts" to fellow senators, amidst a specter of continuous disasters and calamities suffered by thousands of Filipinos all over the country. It is not proper to be distributing cash gifts to fellow senators in the guise of identifying them as part of the maintenance and operating expenses or commonly known as M.O.O.E. No matter what the COA, and legal justifiers say, I believe giving cash gifts to fellow senators in December as MOOE is unlawful. First, how come this MOOE is given in December when the year is already almost over? Really, in December, what is there to maintain and operate, when the year's operations are winding down already? These cash gifts cum extra, additional MOOE cannot be for the following year because the MOOE for the following year is already in the proposed budget that is set to be approved. So where does this "additional" MOOE really go? How is this accounted? If you will notice, the checks issued by the Senate President are in the names of individual senators. This means that such checks can be deposited directly to the personal accounts of the payee-senators, because it To page 17 39

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YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

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Hello world, how are you? onitoring international media these days makes us think the world is not getting better in 2013. True, it is a blessing for the Philippines, along with Indonesia, to be rated one of the few nations on earth that economists think will grow handsomely. Not largely dependent on exports and with OFW remittances increasing by the year, the Philippines does not catch colds anymore ( so far) when any of the other countries sneezes. The resilience is clearly evident- and luck has nothing to do with it.

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Whatever is happening to the so-called darling of the economists in the recent past with the acronym BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China)? Latin America, fortunately for Brazil, is one of the regions that the globe is looking on for growth in 2013. Brazil with a US$ 2.5 trillion economy and 197 million people is still looking good but not as drop-dead handsome as it used to be. It is Peru with a 6% GDP growth that seems to be the Latin Leader and Argentina

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had shown that refusing to pay US$ 100-Billion debt when she could not afford it in the past -is paying the country dividends. Mexico after an expensive 6year drug war , is slowly showing marks of growth. Latin America is an "inclusive growth economy" mark you-with 73 million people changing from poverty to become middle class, Brazil had led by example with its "Bulsa Brasilia" - the original "conditional cash transfer" model that benefited millions

of the poor. It is a most interesting model. Although hard-line governments like Nicaragua, Ecuador and Venezuela continue to oppress media, Naughty Colombia and even Chile are busy expanding trade opportunities. Russia, under Vladimir Putin,on the other hand, is not as lucky. For 12 years the Russian people had tolerated Putin's arrogance in exchange for "stability" although corruption and

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he Philippine Red Cross will hold again its nationwide Million Vol unteer Run (MVR) year 2 on February 10, 2013 with the tagline, “I CHOOSE TO RUN TO SAVE LIVES”. This is a nationwide simultaneous run of millions of volunteers wearing red shirts in key cities and municipalities of the Philippines and will constitute a “Sea of Red”. The run will start at exactly 6:00 in the morning. Assembly time will be at 5:00 in the morning at Freedom Park. The first MVR held on December 4, 2011 was a huge success with the participation of some 450,000 runners all over the country. The MVR aims to serve as a driving force

in advancing the spirit of volunteerism to address today’s humanitarian challenges. PRC strives to empower the nation against the dangers of disaster by developing our youth and volunteers as humanitarian soldiers. The MVR also hopes to raise funds for PRC youth and volunteer trainins on disaster management and equipping evcery community with lifesaving skills. Registration Fee are as follows: P300 •Singlet, • Certificate, • Snacks; P50 (For students only) • Certificate, • Snacks.

Peoples’ NGO Congress meet

critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

PCSO visits Dumaguete... (From page 2) serious political repercussions knowing how PNOY goes after his political enemies. Is NPC his political enemy? We don’t know. Only PNOY knows that . Mayor Sagarbarria better take this a little seriously. Maybe that is why Sagar met with Chairman Juico at lunch at Sans Riival before the PCSO party left back for manila. –o0o– So which is which now, is the city changing its mind, without a sanggunian imprimatur or resolution again, about lotto? What exactly transpired in that meeting between mayor Sagar and PCSO Chairman Juico at Sans Rival Sunday? Was it purely social? Is the city still consistent with its no-no on legalized lotto operations? The public wants to know.

New PNP ... From page 2 against all forms of criminality and illegal activities to ensure that public order shall be maintained at all time especially during the election period. He also believed that threats to peace and order threaten the eco-

nomic potentials of the province. The Governor noted that the province registered with the lowest crime rate in Central Visayas. Nevertheless, he wanted Roman to focus in anti-drugs campaign, illegal gambling and the apprehension of alleged guns-forhire. Degamo also commit-

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

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) against Juanito G. Maestral married to Hermocilla G. Mestral, to satisfy the mortgage in indebtedness which as of October 31, 2012 amounts to SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN PESOS AND THIRTY-THREE CENTAVOS (Php 722,717.33), excluding penalty and charges, attorney’s fees, and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on March 13, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, Ground Floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City, to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following property, together with the buildings and all its improvements existing thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTICATE OF TITLE NO. T-31988 “ A parcel of land (Lot 7, Block 4 of the subdivision plan, Psd-07036659, being a portion of Lot 2596, Sibulan Cadastre), situated in the Barangay of Boloc-Boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the SE., along line 1-2 by Lot 8, Block 4; on the SW., along line 2-3 by Block 23, along line 3-4 by Lot 6, Block 4; on the NW., along line 4-5 by Road Lot 4 (8.00 m. wide); and on the NE., along lines 5-6-1 Road Lot 1 (10.00 m. wide), all of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120 sq.m.) SQUARE METERS more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on Monday 20, 2013 at 9;00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, without further notice. Dumaguete City, Philippines, January 2013. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff Prepared by: (Sgd.) CLOYD C. CATAN Executing Sheriff The Negros Chronicle Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2013

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ted full support to the Philippine National Police with some P 52 million appropriations for the various peace and order activities earmarked for the current fiscal year.

COA, DILG ... From page 2 audit procedures. Meanwhile, the Provincial DILG implemented a minor reshuffling due to promotion, change of assignment and

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

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) against Elsie M. Monares married to Emmanuel A. Monares, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 29, 2012 amounts to NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT PESOS AND FORTY-FOUR CENTAVOS (Php 929,438.44), excluding penalty charges, attorney’s fees, and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on March 13, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, Ground Floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City, to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following property, together with the buildings and all its improvements existing thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-31197 “A parcel of land (Lot 58, Block 1 of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-036659, being a portion of Lot 2596, Sibulan Cadastre) situated in the Barangay of Boloc-Boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N.W., along line 1-2 by Lot 57, Block 1 of the subdivision plan; on the NE., along line 2-3 Lot 1847, Sibulan Cadastre; on the SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 59, Block 1; and on the SW., along line 4-1 by Road Lot 2 (6.50 m. wide), both of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100 sq. m.) SQUARE METERS more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, without further notice. Dumaguete City, Philippines, January 22, 2013. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff Prepared by: (Sgd.) CLOYD C. CATAN Executing Sheriff The Negros Chronicle Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2013

deployment of new Local Government Officers. Aquilina M. Eltanal was transferred from San Jose to Canlaon City as a promotion. Four, erstwhile assigned with the Office of the Provincial Director were deployed to new assignments namely Ava Sheryl Tan to Bindoy, Reynold Pasicaran to Jimalalud, Ma. Joan Cerencio to Ayungon and Pearl Mary Gentuya to San Jose. Finally, two were transferred to new assignments: Lorenzo Eltanal from Bindoy to Sibulan and Joni Planco from Ayungon to Amlan. Auditors of COA were generally displeased of the reshuffling as directed by their Manila superiors effective January 11, 2013 branding it as ill-timed when they were supposed to be completing their audit reports for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Only the administrative staff were spared by the rigodon. But their superiors gave the auditors at least until the first week of February to finish the turnover and leave the matter of completing the annual audit reports to their successors. It has become a policy of COA to reshuffle their personnel every three years at least to preserve the independence of the auditors and friendships formed and cultivated with the officials subject to their audits might cloud their judgments. (By Dems Demecillo)

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fter 158 minutes, you really have experienced something,” says Guardian of Britain, in it’s movie review. “It's just not clear what.” Reviewer Tim Bradshaw here is writing about “Les Mis.” That’s today’s shorthand for Victor Hugo's 1862 humanistic novel “Les Miserables”. The movie version is now playing at our neighborhood theaters. It won the latest Golden Globes award for best picture plus top performance by a supporting actress. The film is among eight nominated for this year’s National Academy Oscars. Among the top Oscar contenders are: “Les Miserables” and Anne Hathaway; Daniel Day Lewis is at the head of the pack for best actor in “Lincoln;” Philipp Seymour Hoffman in “The Master” is contending for best supporting actor. The English-language version of “Les Mis” was first performed in London in 1985. The stage play won almost a hun-

dred awards: Tony, Grammy, etc. Translated into 21 languages, performed in 43 countries, more than 60 million people have seen the stage version (that includes the wife and me. Our Delta Airlines pilot son treated us to a Broadway performance in 1993.). “In 1996, Hong Kong mourners sang (the play’s) “Do You Hear the People Sing” to memorialize Tiananmen Square,” New York Times notes; and in 2009, the awkward duckling, Susan Boyle, became a swan and a world brand with her rendition of Turn to page 15

he economy grew at about seven percent last year and is expected to grow again at around the same figure next year, what with election spending and the release of public funds hidden in the kitty by a frugal administration. This announcement was greeted with extreme jubilation by the government which promises more of the same in the years to come. The upgrade by international financial monitors who have predicted a further uptick to investment grade classification has added to the euphoria.

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Indeed, the growth indicator is nothing to sneeze at, trumpeted as the best in the ASEAN and second only in the continent suffering from a world economy hit by the European economic distress. These are the economies that depend largely on exports like Singapore. Despite the apparent impressive performance, the economy, however, given that this country is endowed with rich natural resources with a mining industry alone which is calculated to have a poten-

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ave you been rejected lately? Many of us have been rejected or let down in one time or another. But we are just some of the countless individuals who have been through the word rejection.

In the book called God’s Little Devotional Book for Leaders, it sights few individuals who went through rejections. In 1902, a young writer was rejected with the editor’s note saying, “we have no room for your vigorous verse.” The writer continued to do what he was doing. His name was Robert Frost. One of the most adored poets. A young student’s dissertation was rejected as fanciful and irrelevant, but he never gave up. His name was Albert Einstein. He developed his ideas and they were accepted theories. Another young man was broken hearted when he saw a note attached to his report card by his rhetoric teacher in Eng-

land. The note said, “A conspicuous lack of success.” But the young man did not stop there. He honed his talent and considered rejection as a challenge. His name was Winston Churchill, one of the most famous speakers in the world. A talented artist who never sold a painting in his lifetime, yet continued to paint 200 masterpieces, his name was Vincent Van Gogh. Rejection should be a stepping stone to reach your dreams. It should never be considered as a handicap. They say that the sure way to failure is not trying anything. If we want to accomplish nothing, then we don’t do anything. Turn to page 7

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it took some time before reality would sink in properly. I suppose the youth are entitled somehow to some extravagant ideas. Yes, reality has a way of making itself felt. In my case, it was when I stumbled over a biblical passage that said something like everything in life is vanity. At that moment, I was also experiencing all sorts of frustrations and disappointments, making me prone to give favorable attention to that passage. I knew some of these disappointments were caused by my exaggerated expectations. But there were others which I thought I deserved rightfully but were denied to me. And so I fell into thinking seriously about Turn to page

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have given foreigners a hard time about their conduct; time to put the boot on the other foot. There are Filipinos who abuse their guests.

Even though the video clearly showed the foreigner was the victim, the police officer arrested him because he was “bigger than the Filipino.” The fact that the Filipino claimed to be a martial arts expert, destroyed the foreigner’s cell phone, and called the foreigner’s wife a prostitute; they arrested the foreigner. At the police station, while sitting answering questions of the blottering officer, the arresting officer hit the foreigner in the face with his gun, breaking a tooth. He screamed, “Shut the f*** up!” The arresting officer has a long history of abusing foreigners and Filipinos according to other police officers, yet no one has disciplined or dismissed this out of control Filipino. It was clear that not only will no one side with the foreigner, but fairness and

justice do not reside in that police station. It seems that bad behavior by foreigners is NOT to be tolerated, but bad behavior by Filipinos is fine. You want us to clean up our foreign community, but you won’t clean up your own community. It has been my experience; if there is a confrontation between a Filipino and a foreigner, right and wrong do not matter. The foreigner is always wrong. If Filipinos were treated in America the way foreigners have been treated in this community, there would be a national outrage, but foreigners are expected to take the abuse stoically. Like it or not, foreigners are here. We need to stop Turn to page 7

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Footsteps and Fingerprints

OME seminarians, still fresh and green in seminary life, approached me the other day to ask about success. When asked what in particular about success they wanted to know, they fumbled and just said, anything.

That’s when I realized they were just after fulfilling a class requirement by making some paper about a topic, something that I, of course, understood very well. I passed through that stage. I suppose everyone does. But the query ignited vivid memories of childhood. Back in my grade school and high school years, I thought success was having good grades, reaping honors right and left, having drop-dead looks that would seduce girls immediately, being versatile in talents, competent in work, becoming a millionaire and a powerful man in society. There were many other fantastic ideas that passed through the mind and engaged me in some suspenseful episodes. But

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tial revenue of a trillion dollars or more; a coastline that is among the longest in the world and would therefore be able to produce enormous revenues from the fishing and maritime industries; and a workforce that is second only to Indonesia in the ASEAN family, it can still be said that ours is an underperforming economy which is not developing its full potential. It is somewhat embarrassing that this economy, second Turn to page 16

Saving for Rainy Days m saving it for a rainy day!” I used to hear this often when I was growing up. Mom would put things aside for apparently no reason at all and use the excuse, “I’m saving it for a rainy day.” What did she save? Buttons of every size, shape, and color jumbled together in a shoe box, ods and ends of ribbons, socks that needed mending, outdated magazines and catalogues, used paper bags, etc. One of the small closets in mom and dad’s bedroom was full of this stuff, and she added to it again and again. She claimed she had imbibed the habit from her mother. I remember asking her what colorful, unique bracelets from kind of rainy day was she wait- buttons. It was a time of memoing for. Mom replied, “I just know ries, too--- there were buttons that sometime I will have a bit of from a well-loved blouse, buttons spare time and those boxes of shaped like animals from my first stuff will come in handy. It’s best jacket, buttons shaped like flowto be prepared!” Sure enough, ers from a summery picnic hat. What fun! I even hoped it one wet summery day when outdoor activities were unwise, she would continue to rain for sevbrought down the button box, eral more days! Outdated enlisted my help, and we had fun magazines? On a super cold stringing buttons of the same wintery day, I would find Mom color on one string, buttons of in the kitchen near the warmth mixed colors and shapes on an- from our old wood stove poring Turn to page 9 other. We even made crazy,

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abusing each other. We need to come together and work together to have a better community. The police department need to be less concerned about country of origin and more concerned about justice.

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Garbage in, garbage out As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. – PROVERBS 23:7 (KJV) IGO. Sounds like a Greek verb, doesn’t it? Or is it an Italian food you haven’t tried yet? Well, before you reach for a Greek lexicon or rush to the nearest Italian restaurant, let me assure you it is neither of this. GIGO is a computer term, an acronym for Garbage In, Garbage Out. Computer programmers know that whatever they feed into a computer will inevitably show up in the printout. So, if “garbage” goes in, “garbage” will come out – GIGO. The human mind is a fabulous computer. As a matter of fact, no one has been time a person in our society reaches the able to design a computer as intricate and age of eighteen, he has watched 25,000 efficient as the human mind. Consider this: hours of television, including 350,000 your brain is capable of recording 800 commercials. (You know how intellectumemories per second for seventy-five years ally stimulating commercials are!) without ever getting tired. Although there Am I overly concerned about the are a number of computers on the market adverse effect of television on the hutoday with amazing capabilities packed into man mind? I don’t think so. Sometime them, not one of them can match the serv- ago, I was reading Media and Methods, ice record of the human brain. God has cer- the stock and trade magazine for comtainly placed a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind munications people, when I came across piece of equipment in the human cranium. a provocative statement by Herbert Now, here’s something on the plus side Marshall McLuhan, who {was} a giant for the average computer: its engineers and in the field of communications. McLuhan programmers, understanding the meaning affirmed, “Only madmen would use telof GIGO, do their dead-level best to keep evision if they knew the consequences.” “garbage” out of the program so they do Certainly, the Bible confirms the not get “garbage” in the printout. Human principle that what we feed into our beings, on the other hand, don’t exercise minds will come out in life. We can place very much care about what they feed into McLuhan’s alarming observation about God’s computer, the brain. It’s amazing how TV squarely in line with what King Solomuch “garbage” some person will program mon observed about 3,000 years ago. into their brains as they sit for hours in front “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he,” of the TV. It has been estimated that by the Solomon wrote in Proverbs 23:7

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Ang simbahan lambigit gayud sa politika

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ga kaigsoonan, sa makadaghang higayon, ang Simbahan gisaway sa pipila ka mga tawo nga wala makasabot sa misyon sa Simbahan dinhi sa kalibutan, ug gibalikbalik nila ang pangutana: Ngano man kunong maglabot-labot man ang FR. G AMMY TULABING JCD, VG Simbahan sa politica? Ang Simbahan wala lang maglabot-labot sa politika kay ang Simbahan labot man gayod sa politika. Ang Simbahan wala mag apil-apil sa politika kay ang Simbahan apil man gayod sa politica. Mao nga ang Simbahan nanginlabot ug miapil gayod sa politica kay ang Simbahan labot man ug apil man gayud sa Politica. Ug kay nganong mahadlok man ang uban kung ang Simbahan manginlabot ug moapil sa politica? Unsa man diay ang Simbahan? Ug unsa ma’y ilang gikahadlokan? Di ba ang Simbahan mao man ang katawhan? Ug nganong dili man manginlabot ang katawhan sa Simbahan diha sa politica? Dili ba diay mga Pilipino man usab ang mga katawhan nga naglangkob sa Simbahan? Mao nga angayan gayod nga moapil ug manginlabot ang Simbahan, ilabina sa pagandam sa katawhan alang sa umaabot nga piniliay sa Mayo 13, 2013. Ang politica adunay relihiyoso ug moral nga aspeto (religious & moral aspects of politics). Angay natong masabtan nga ang atong Cristohanon ug Catolikanhong pagtoo gilangkob sa relihiyoso ug moral nga aspeto sa kinabuhi sa tawo. Ang tanan natong gihimo, gihuna-huna, ug gitinguha aduna’y aspeto sa relihiyon ug moralidad. Ang politica puedeng magdala og kaayohan sa kinabuhi sa tawo, apan mahimo usab kining magdala og kadautan sa tawo, depende kung giunsa niya kini paggamit, ug depende usab kung sa unsang paagi ang tawo naapektuhan sa politica. Mao kana ang hinungdan ngano nga ang Simbahan kinahanglan gayong magagiya sa politica, kay dili man makatugot ang Simbahan nga ang politica mahulog ug mapunta na lamang sa pagpanglimbong, pangdaug-daug, ug pangwarta. Aduna’y por lo menos lima ka mga basihanan ngano nga ang Simbahan kinahanglan gayod nga manginlabot sa politika: To page 17

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n mid-October last year, there was a three-day interactive discussion on local and national history held at Silliman University. Of more than a dozen papers, one was presented by Dr. Earl Jude Paul L. Cleope, titled “Fire and the Changing Cityscape of Dumaguete City.” My good friend is so gracious to share his research work in this column to heighten our public REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN , JR. awareness. In his abstract, he clarifies: This paper is a modest attempt to offer a framework for the study of an urban center, one that underscores the role of fire as a factor in the historical development of an area. It draws on the work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel to suggest that contradiction and negation have a dynamic quality that, at every point in each domain of history, leads to further development until a rational unity is reached that preserves the contradictions as phases and subparts by lifting them up (Aufhebung) to a higher unity. In this sense, the occurrence of fire in the historical development of the city has an impact in the evolving cityscape and growth of the city. Moreover, this is a modest contribution to the growing interest of historians in the built environment, specifically the growth and transformation of urban centers. Fire and the subsequent construction of buildings, then, can be used as a historical source, but only if the historian takes account of the particular texts and subtexts that they offer. In short, the occurrence of fires should not only be studied for its reasons, but for its meanings and effects. Hopefully, this will encourage other experts and local historians in other areas to view the occurrence of fires as a perspective in studying urban history in the context of crafting policies in urban planning and developing an evolving historiography towards a national history of the Philippines. (In the introduction of this essay, the historical data presented were culled, among others, from Miguel de Loarca, “Relacion de las Yslas Filipinas” (1582) in The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803, edited by Emma H. Blair and James A. Robertson, (Cleveland: 1903), Vol. V, p. 46-47 and Licinio Ruiz, OAR, Sinopsis Histórica de la Provincia de S. Nicolás de Tolentino las Islas Filipinas de la Orden de Agustinos Recoletos, Vol. II (Manila: Tip. de la Universidad Pont. de Sto. Tomás, [1925], 133-144.)

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Luke 24:46-53 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name, the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And I, myself, will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.” Then, he led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised

his hands and blessed them. As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven. They worshiped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy, and spent all their time in the Temple in giving thanks to God.

Sunday Thoughts PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS Joshua 1:1-9 n the long years of my preaching and teaching ministry, I have quoted many times the thoughts of the late professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Professor Reinhold Niebuhr’s name dominated the theological landscape in his day. There were DR. PROCESO UDARBE many things he said in his lectures and sermons. But the shortest, yet probably the most profound and most provocative sentence he had written, was a prayer now known throughout the whole world, read in thousands of homes, churches, and offices everywhere:

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God, grant me the courage to change what can be changed; The serenity to accept what cannot be changed; And the wisdom to know the difference. A story is told that Dr. Niebuhr was once a guest speaker at an assembly. When he was told that he also had to lead in a prayer, he scribbled some words on a piece of paper. It sounded so beautiful to those who heard it that he was asked for a copy of it. It was later published, so that we now have access to this “prayer for all seasons”.

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This prayer is not only for all seasons, but for everyone -the educated and uneducated, the young and the old, those who are in trouble and those who are challenged to support causes; it is for all of us, for all of us need to be equipped for life with graceful courage, creative serenity, and fearful wisdom. One of the finest biblical passages for all three is what we read in Joshua 1:1-9, for explicit and implied in the passage are courage, serenity and wisdom. First of all, we ask God for courage to change what can be changed. It is understandable that Alcoholics Anonymous adopted the prayer of Niebuhr as its main prayer, for alcoholism can be overcome. And this goes for other human maladies -addiction to drugs, shoddy performance in work, disloyalty in the marriage bond, dishonest dealings, the list is ad infinitum. It was the Man of the Twentieth Century, Winston Churchill, who said: “Courage is the first of all human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others.” God says to young Joshua, seeking a change in his people’s circumstances, “Be of good courage.” We are not talking about the

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homegrown Dumagueteña has made it as one of only two Filipinos selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is the United States Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Assistant City Prosecutor in Dumaguete Leah Medina Nazareno visited the United States recently for a two-week exposure and study of the women and juvenile justice system there. She was joined by fellow Assistant City Prosecutor in Muntinlupa City Elisa Sarmiento Flores as they shuttled from Washington, D.C. to Manchester, New Hampshire to Des Moines, Iowa onwards to Austin, Texas, and finally, to San Diego, California. Participants to the IVLP are in combatting trafficking in current and emerging leaders in persons; and to explore altergovernment, politics, the media, native justice systems, best education, business and trade, practices in advocacy, and nongovernmental organizations, victims’ services, including student groups, the arts, and legal assistance, court advoother fields. There is no applica- cacy, training, and develoption process as international visi- ment. “The program was not just tors are selected by US Foreign Service Officers at US embas- an ordinary seminar, training, or sies around the world. As of workshop as we know it because March 2012, 53 current and it emphasized an exchange of more than 275 former Chiefs of ideas, as well as the demonstraState or heads of government tion and application of techniques, skills and exposure. An are IVLP alumni. By far, the objectives of intensive discussion of problem the program were excellently areas that have yet to be reobtained as gleaned from solved was also done,” shared Prosecutors Nazareno and Prosecutor Nazareno. BothNazareno and Flores Flores. These are: to provide a better understanding of the have not met nor have known US judicial system at a federal, the sponsors of the program, state, and local level with par- but its impact was the genuticular focus on how the sys- ineness of the gratuitous act

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of the US State Department to spend such a huge budget on strangers like them, however qualified they may be. Nazareno said that she was personally touched, being a mother, by discussions related to juvenile justice and their visits to youth centers whose services were really meant especially for wayward youths. “I became impressed by the sharpness of the existing laws and the assistance

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of nongovernment organizations to protect the rights of women and children,” she opined, adding that the valuable information, procedures, and techniques she was able to gather will definitely go a long way to the improvement of her being a public prosecutor or district attorney. What proved really helpful, however, especially so that she can immediately relate it to her day-to-day life as a lawyer/public prosecutor were the court observations, lectures, exposures, observations, and personal meetings with some justices, judges, and attorneys. “We received such a very warm welcome and discussion with Judge Yvonne Williams of the Travis County Justice of the Peace in Austin, Texas and Judge Laura Cordero, associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,” added Nazareno. One remarkable facility was the Doorways for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., which is dedicated to ending domestic violence and family homelessness, offering roundthe-clock shelter, court advocacy, community education programs, and financial consulting for women, children, and their families. Moreover, in the New To page 14

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o v e r t h e s e o ld ma g a zin e s c lip p in g o u t f o o d r e c ipe s , id ea s f or r e de c o r at in g o u r h o me , p la c e s t o w r it e f o r s e e d pa c k e t s f o r pla n t in g in ou r ga r de n in t h e sp ring . O n e y e a r, I e v e n w e nt t h r o u g h a l l t h e o ld f a r m Notice is hereby given that the surviving heirs of the late Juana Tindoc, namely, Gualberto T. Ceriales, Norma C. Vendiola, Porferia C. Villegas, Jose Elias T. Ceriales, Victor C. Morallo, Crisinta Mariffe C. Morallo, Mirasol C. MoralloApoli, Hermana Judith C. Morallo, Hombelina C. MoralloGratil, Celestina C. Morallo, Maricor C. Morados, Marivic Ceriales, Sarah Ceriales, Lorna Ceriales, Lydia Ceriales and Elena Ceriales, have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement, Partition and Sale in favor of Samuel Janipin Lu and Catherine Lu-Real, a parcel of land known as Lot No. 1427, Pls759, covered by OCT No. FV 17249, containing an area of Thirty-One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-Nine (31,929) square meters more of less, per Doc. No. 8, Page 2, Book No. IX, Series of 2010, duly notarized by Atty. Kim P. Diocos. The Negros Chronicle Jan. 27, Feb. 3, & 10,2013

ma gazine s c lip pin g o ut c a r t o o n s a n d f a r m jo k e s , p a s t in g t h e m i n a s c r a p b o ok , a nd w r ap p in g it as a C h ris t mas g ift f o r my da d . I was so touched when Mo m re turn ed the scra pb o o k t o m e a f t e r D a d ’s p a s s in g , s a y in g t h a t D a d h a d t r e a s u r ed it s o mu c h an d u sed to lo ok at it whenev er he needed to ligh t e n u p his moo d . Wh e n e v e r w e ki d s r an o u t o f th in g s to d o , M o m w o u ld d i g ar o u n d i n h e r

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• PTA Meeting - 11:00am-2:00pm - Jordan 3 • IKTHUS Life Group - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Joshua 1 -------------------------------------------------------• PLDT Meeting - 8:00am - 5:00pm Jordan 3 -------------------------------------------------------• PLDT Meeting - 8:00am - 5:00pm Jordan 3 • PETRON Seminar - 8:00am - 5:00pm Agape -------------------------------------------------------• PLDT Meeting - 8:00am - 5:00pm Jordan 3 • PETRON Seminar - 8:00am - 5:00pm Agape • DepEd Dumaguete Teachers’ Day 3:00pm - 8:00pm - Joshua 1 --------------------------------------------------------

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• G-Wave Conference - 8:30am - 2:00pm Joshua 2 • MASA Inc. Product Launching - 9:00am 5:00pm - Joshua 1 -------------------------------------------------------• BCBP North Joint Fellowship - 700am 9:00am - Joshua 1 • A Prophetic Endtime Seminar - 8:00am 3:00pm - Jordan 1 • MASA Inc. Product Launching - 9:00am 5:00pm - Jordan 2 • SUMC Dept. of Medicine 16th Graduation Exercises - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Joshua 1 • Happy Christening Elisha - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jordan 1 -------------------------------------------------------• Jeremiah Christian Center - 9:00am - 11:00am - Joshua 1 • Calvary Baptist Tanjay Extension 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Jordan 3 • Jesus is Lord 5:30pm - 7:30pm Agape • Church of Christ - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Joshua 2

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Raymund D. Yap, Milanie D. Yap, Mila Doromal-Yap and Threxie Jane Galdo, represented by her mother, Susana Galdo have executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate, Waiver, Partition, Conformity of Subdivision Plan and Deed of Donation over a parcel of land known as Lot 1, Psd-392330 registered in the name of deceased Trinitario F. Yap, per TCT No. 103-2012000357 containing an area of One Thousand One Hundred Eighteen (1,118) square meters; more or less per Doc. No. 247; Page No. 51; Book No. XII; Series of 2012 duly notarized by Atty. Kim P. Diocos. The Negros Chronicle Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2013

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 in all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen (M.H.AA.)

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the he irs of TRINIDAD JALANDONI- LIM, namely, Rito J. Lim, Flora L. Aba, Romeo J. Lim, Tita L. Jaugar, Evelyn L. Tan, Ruel J. Lim, Joselito J. Lim and Rolan J. Lim; ANTONIA EGE-KITANE, heirs of TEOFILO EGE, namely, Rachel L. Ege, Imelda E. Jalloren, Leonora L. Ege, Jr., Cerilo L. Ege, Jessie L. Ege and Naneth L. Ege; heirs of DOMINGO Q. EGE, namely, Ime lda E. Cuarte l, Ev elyn E. Badajos, Edwin G. Ege, Edmund G. Ege, Eduard G. Ege, and Edelino G. Ege have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement, Partition and Conformity on a parcel of land, Lot No. 6018, Pls-659-D containing an area of Fourteen Thousand Three Hundred Forty-Six (14,346) square meters, more or less covered by TCT No. FT-235; per Doc. No. 247; Page No. 50; Book No. XI, Series of 2011, duly notarized by Atty. Kim Diocos. The Negros Chronicle Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 2013

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Asuncion Andres, namely: Oscar P. Villanueva; Alejandrino Andres Villanueva; Nostradamus Andres Villanueva and Rufina Villanueva Hernandez; have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate With Quitclaim over a parcel of land, Lot 259 of the Cadastral Survey of Dumaguete containing an area of Three Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty-Nine (3,239) square meters, more or less covered by TCT No. 228 per Doc. No. 336, Page No. 69, Book No. 4, Series of 2012 duly notarized by Atty. Alex Andrew P. Icao. The Negros Chronicle Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 2013

PANGLAO BOHOL LOTS FOR SAL E

ARCE SUBDIVIDED LOTS Tipolo, Bolod, Panglao Bohol Near Panglao International airport site Area: 58,189 square meters Wide access roads and parking spaces Suggesterd price: P1,100 per sq.meter. Subdivision lots available.

Contact : 0918 929 6047

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

1. WHAT IS THE ANTI-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN ACT OF 2004 OR REPUBLIC ACT 9262? It is the law penalizing acts of violence against women and their children. These acts include physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence and economic abuse and committed by a woman’s husband, live-in partner or dating partner. 2. WHAT IS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN OR “VAWC” UNDER THE LAW? It refers to “any act or a series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife, former wife, or against a woman with whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship, or with whom he has a common child, or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate”, within or outside the family residence, “which results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse, including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty.” A dating relationship is one which has a romantic involvement, that a relationship existed between a woman and her partner who is or was abusive, whether or not the relationship was formal, while a sexual relationship refers to a sexual act(s), which may or may not result to a bearing of a child. 3. WHO IS PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW? The law seeks to protect the woman and her children. Children refers to the children of the abused woman, below 18 years old, legitimate or illegitimate, or those who are 18 years old and above but are incapable of taking care of themselves, including children who are not her biological children but are under her care. 4. WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF ACTS THAT ARE PUNISHABLE? Physical abuse includes acts which inflicts physical/bodily harm like battery. Economic abuse includes not giving adequate financial support, controlling the conjugal money or the woman’s own money. Psychological abuse includes marital infidelity, repeated verbal abuse, public humiliation or stalking. Sexual violence includes causing to make the woman or her child to perform sexual acts or prostituting the woman or her child. 5. WHAT CAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO ARE VICTIMS DO? The law allows women and their children to a secure barangay protection order (BPO) and/or temporary or permanent protection order from the courts. They can also file for criminal action for the violation of this Act. 6. WHAT IS A PROTECTION ORDER? It seeks to protect the woman and her child from further abuse or violence. A Barangay Protection Order can be obtained from the barangay issued by the Punong Barangay, or if unavailable, by a kagawad. Another option is to apply for a Temporary Protection Order from the Family Court in her place of residence, or if there is no Family Court, in the Regional Trial Court or the Municipal Trial Court. 7. WHO CAN FILE A CASE? Violence against women and children is a public offense under Philippine law, meaning, anyone who has personal knowledge of the crime may file a case on the victim’s behalf. This includes parents or guardians, grandparents, children and grandchildren, other relatives, local officials, social workers, lawyers, counselors, health care providers and the police. (Mithi Villarmea, Contributor)

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HOUSE AND LOTS FOR SALE

Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 503 sqms 337 sqms 421 sqms 200 sqms 520 sqms 1,205 sqms 1,300 sqms 1,000 sqms 500 sqms 346 sqms 321 sqms 305 sqms 150 sqms 268 sqms 250 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 306 sqms 225 sqms 1,000 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

LOCATION

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St. Paul’s Area, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Talay, 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 P2,000/sqm P3,000/sqm P1,700/sqm P1,700/sqm P3,000/sqm P3,000/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 167 sqms 520 sqms 1,149 sqms 1,150 sqms 250 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 250 sqms 5,000 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

Daro, highway. 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 Bet. Rob. & Hypermart 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.

P15,000/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 P6,000/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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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

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

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 OCEAN VIEW LOTS FOR SALE Balili, Valencia Neg. Or. 20,575sqms, w more or less 130 fruit bearing sweet mango trees, w electricity and water access, along the road, clean title @ P500/sqm only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 911sqms, w 2-storey cottage, situated 650 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along the brgy road, clean title @ P1.2M only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 910sqms, situated 645 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along brgy road, clean title @ P900K only San Antonio, Sibulan Neg. Or., 16,279sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, ocean view, with road right of way, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P400/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 975sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, with water, electricity, internet, cable and phone access, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 1,111sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, water, cable, phone and internet access, along the road, clean title @ P1,500/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 2,220sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, cable, water, internet and phone access, along the road , clean title @ P1,500/sqm Ugahong, Valencia Neg. Or. 3.2hectares, located 400 feet above Dumaguete City, along the road, two sides attached to the road, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P500/sqm only Ajong, Sibulan Neg. Or., 1,000sqms, overlooking, along the national highway, clean title @ P3,000/sqm only

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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

CELL NO. 09173143876

Lots for sale 1) Lot A 330 sq.m. (RUSH SALE) 2) Lot B 330 sq.m. at Pulantubig, Dumaguete City very affordable & negotiable Contact No. 0919-898-8858 0921-238-1924

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

LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS • Timbanga, Bacong, 5,000 sqms.corn & coconut plantation, at P100/sqm. only (all-in) • Timbanga, Bacong, 2.8 hectares, corn & coconut plantation, 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, 2,300 sqms,along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,200.00 per sq.m. • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit bearing, coconut trees @60K

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LOCATION

PRICE

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 Motong, 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 P1,400/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

CALL: 0918-929-6047

CALL: 0918-929-6047

HOKAIDO AUTO PARTS

NEW LOTS FOR SALE  Daro, Dgte City 520sqms. along the road, accessible to transfortation at P3,000/sqm.  Bacong Negros Oriental located at the National highway, wide frontage, 1,308 sqms at 1,300.00/sqm  Daro, Dgte.City 1,000/sqms. suited for apartment and

Cervantes St., Cor. Sta. Catalina, Dgte. City

Tel. # 226-1992, 422-7352

commercial spaces, along the road at P2,500/sqm. only

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Arnaiz backs ...

the CIVIC circle

HEALTH IS WEALTH

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BY LELE MARTINEZ

Guilt Feelings

(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)

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A BIG HEART FOR DUMAGUETE hat are the projects or advo-

“From the body of the one guilty deed, a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.” – William Wordsworth

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enerally, people with the right conscience have experienced the unpleasant feeling of guilt when they commit a serious culpable act.

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

The Oxford Encyclopedia Dictionary defines guilt as “Fact of having committed a specified or implied offense.” So often, a man of scrupulous conscience can get so locked up into his past; what he did, what he said, the events of which he was ashamed of and made him suffer mental anguish if he was not able to expiate for his serious misdeed. As Shakespeare quips, “Conscience makes cowards of us all.” An unresolved serious offense can torture a morally straight person in his entire life. This is like the “hound of heaven” that tracks us down like a criminal. Psychologists say that genuine or true guilt is connected to wrongs we have

done or good things we have left undone –“the sin of commission or omission.” A certain Dr. Norman Buber said that the most poignant guilt stems from some violations of human relationship that cause us to say to ourselves, “How could I have done that to him?” An existential or true guilt refers to a “positive and constructive emotion.” True guilt arises from a violation of God’s commandments. Such violations deliberate intentional acts that destroy or harm others and invoke real sense of guilt. A healthy conscience can serve to prevent the repeated commission of acts that evoke guilt-provoking behavior. Psychiatrists have shown that the major cause of severe depression that

leads to suicide is the unresolved chronic guilt that persistently torments a person. We may call this as the “Judas Complex.” Even the brilliant American writer Earnest Hemingway took his own life. The “neurotic” or unrealistic conscience could behave like a gestapo tracking down mercilessly trivial offenses committed even in dreams. Guilt is believed to be a form of punishment. Punishing ourselves for past mistakes is an exercise of false pride. Let us free ourselves from guilt feelings by sincerely repenting, confessing and accepting God’s forgiveness.

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And young people can begin in modest ways to change what can be changed. Some years ago, I was a member of an international student team that travelled for one semester in some fifteen states of the U.S.A. Every single day of those five months, we were in a different town or city. One day, we visited a college in a town in Illinois, which, ironically, is not far from where Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator of the Blacks, practiced law as a young attorney. At noon, our team went into a restaurant for lunch. We sat at one of the tables, but after an embarrassing period of waiting, we realized we were not going to be served. It turned out it was an establishment “for whites only”. We left ungreeted, unfed, unserved. When the college students we had spoken to earlier heard about it, they decided, after we left town, to do something about it. They boy-

cotted and boycotted the restaurant until it displayed a huge sign, “We serve everyone in this restaurant regardless of race, language or creed.” The students gleefully wrote to us a letter, “As a result of your visit, there is a change in our community.” We wrote back, “We commend you for your courage to change what can be changed.” Filipino students, we have a lot more problems here than racism. You need graceful courage. Niebuhr’s prayer is realistic enough to ask God for serenity for what cannot be changed. Indeed, how do we deal with things that cannot be changed, cannot be corrected? For those are things about our life that are unchangeable “givens.” God says to Joshua: “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged by the odds before you.” We are reminded of the blindness of John Milton, or Helen Keller, the deafness of Beethoven, the con-

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courage of the bravado or the bluster type of human courage. We are talking about what Ernest Hemingway called “graceful courage”-courage full of the grace of God, courage prodded by divine energy. With the Alcoholic Anonymous, as someone has described a participant, he must acknowledge his own helplessness. Even for one day, he must be driven by a dynamic, undergirded by a power, inspired by a faith. Today, we don’t talk only about changing our individual selves, although this is important. We need the courage to change the political, social, religious situation. For even after four centuries of Christianity in our country, we have a decaying society, getting more criminalized by the day, getting more superstitious, getting less humane, less decent.

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cacies closest to your heart? For this group of visitors from the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, their hearts have a special place for Dumaguete and its people. They are members of the Church of Ann Arbor Philippine Task Force that supports projects all over the Philippines and they have partnered with Dumaguete Habitat, Silliman University Church, Care Corner and other organizations. For their connection with Dumaguete Habitat, the team had helped fund Habitat houses, sponsored a continuing scholarship program for children of Habitat homepartners, and fund daily breakfast milk and meal for the inpatients at the Talay Mental Rehabilitation Center with the Habitat mothers preparing the meal. In the late nineties, the team had helped fund and build the Bajumpandan Habitat Community Center and Medical/Dental Clinic, which serves the Bajumpandan community, and in 2010, the team funded the construction of the Talay Rehabilitation Center Multipurpose Hall. For this trip, the team is building the Cantil-e Community Center for the Cantil-e Habitat com-

straints of Martin Luther King for the black color of his skin. We all have a share in the things that cannot be changed. Helen Keller, who made the world laugh, said: “Don’t despair if one door closes before you; be sensitive to other doors that will open.” Beethoven composed music that continues to inspire people around the world. King’s dark skin made him a prophet of social change in America. For what he did with such creative serenity, the USA celebrates an annual Martin Luther King Day. What does Niebuhr mean by serenity in the face of something that almost defies any alternative? At the

munity. They will also visit the programs that they are supporting. The Dumaguete Habitat board hosted a dinner to meet the team. During this trip, the team also visited the Habitat sites where they had helped build houses, visited the Talay Community Center they funded, met with the Habitat scholars and with Atty. and Mrs. Riodel Montebon of Care Corner. They also visited Silliman University community and church, where their member, Pastor Evans, preached during the January 20 church service. What can one say about all the work this group do and the programs they support here? I am amazed at their enthusiasm and passion in getting involved in community programs that help the Dumaguete community. This visit marks the 14th year of support they have given to Habitat and to the Dumaguete community. They are not a young group, but their energy and interest show their zeal and passion of giving themselves to others. To our guests, welcome to Dumaguete, I add my personal thanks to the appreciation of the Habitat community for the work of the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor Philippine Task Force for Habitat and the Dumaguete community. Dumaguete Habitat is privileged to be partnering with this team that holds Dumaguete dearly in their hearts.

forks of the road of life, is there only one way open? Do we have a onetrack view of life? Do we lie helplessly, hopelessly obsessed when we cannot grasp at what we want? May I cite a practical example, especially to the young of our congregation; for the young today face many closed doors, many unalterable situations, many goals that are most unreachable. Sometime ago, a new Sillim an graduate who passed the national board exams for nurses came to see me in my office. I had once helped his wife to have a teaching position, so he probably thought I could do something for him also. He wanted a letter of recommendation from me for a position in one of the government hospitals. I did write for him the letter to a high government official. Then I said, “Now, suppose the positions are all filled and the door

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is closed to you, do you have an alternative?” His face lighted up and he said. “Oh, yes, in these few months, I have discovered that one can make a living by buying and selling. I could go to Canlaon, buy sacks of spices-onion, pepper, garlic -and sell them in the towns down to Dumaguete City. If I fail to get the job in a hospital, I will do this.” I remembered the words of Helen Keller for what the young man said; this is a sign of creative serenity. In practical living, if one door closes, accept it with creative serenity, and watch for other doors that may open. God says to Joshua: “Do not be terrified by the odds that are before you.” An age of retirement, failure in an exam, loss of things we cannot retrieve, loss of health, unemployment -these are things that we often cannot do much about. But thanks be to God, we can have creative serenity.


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33rd Nat’l... (Sagun)

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Introduction The location of Dumaguete along the northern side of the entrance of the Banica River facing the Tañon Strait and not directly along the path of the typhoons made it an ideal center for trade and the most populated part of the eastern coast of what was then called Buglas Island. Water was plentiful, communication was easier, and food from land and sea was abundant. Originally, the old name was Dananguet, and the Spanish Christian evangelization started in the early 17th century. Subsequently, it became an independent parish in 1620. Due to its location (Dumaguete faces Mindanao and Sulu), it would be among the first Christian pueblo along the sea route to the more prosperous towns and islands in central and northern Philippines. The sea raiding phenomenon, which was an old system practiced in the islands, but increased due to economic, religious, and political factors, resulted to more incessant sea raiding and pillaging activities, which were always attributed to the “Moros” or Muslim sea raiders. Most of these raids were characterized by

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Hampshire Teen Court, Nazareno said, although it is administered by the county government, it is not part of the hierarchy of the judicial system. “First-time teen offenders of non-violent crimes are heard and tried in a mock court run by their peers after they have admitted guilt and remorse,” Nazareno informs. According to her, teen offenders receive community service in exchange of jail imprisonment, which, in effect, serves as an alternative resource for justice aimed at preventing future offenses. “Teen offenders will then have a feel of how one is heard and tried in court,” explains Nazareno. Launched in 1940, since then, the IVLP has hosted 5,000 International Visitors coming to the US from all over the world each year. It seeks to build mutual understanding between the US and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the US for current and emerging foreign leaders, reflecting and supporting the foreign policy goals of the United States.

carrying away valuables from the churches and houses they pillaged along with the kidnapping of young men and women to be sold as slaves in Sulu and Borneo, which was essential in the operation of the British trade with China. Thus, this pueblo came to be called Dumaguet, from the Visayan root daguet, which means “to snatch or kidnap.” The belfry tower (it still stands today) served as a watchtower to warn the people that the Moros were approaching.


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Hello world ... (Bingo) From page 4

crime indices are northwards. Putin's long hold on Russia's people has been dependent on high oil prices and the presence of natural gas under its earth's bowel (accounting for half of the GDP) But today -prices of oil is at US$ 80/barrel from the forecast US$ 117/barrel. Its natural gas is grossly overpriced at twice the price of the US produce natural gas sold to Europe. How long can Putin hold the loyalty of the Russian people? India, on the other hand, with a billion populace and good education, is the market leader in the business of outsourcing from across the globe. How it will remain a force is not easy to see because of high population growth. India, though, still remains a wave of the future. China, in contrast, is an enigma encircled by a puzzle. Newly-elected Prime Minister Xi Jinping is a forceful, aggressive individual and had openly endorsed his "Chinese Dream" wherein the Chinese will be the champs in innovation and creativity like when they discovered gunpowder. The whole of Asia is fearful, however, that such "dream" really gets translated instead to undue aggression, especially in those areas being contested by various nations. Their braggadocio in the South China issue is a case in point. But China is just as pissed off at the USA for reaffirming military alliances in Vietnam, Thailand and Australia, even as Uncle Sam assures the nation that no one can bully the Philippines -over Uncle Sam's body, that is. Corruption is not absent in China and its growth rate is showing signs of overheating and may slow down a bit soon. As to America- if the Americans think the Obama Reelection will immediately provide the cash buffer for the Yankees, that is not going to happen very quickly. America has become a debt-driven economy -with a total debt of -hold your breath - (US$ 1-trillion) and is now 60% of GDP when it used to only be 40% in 2008. America is surviving on a deficit mode -where every move done in the country, 30-40% of that is financed by debt. There is just not enough money - and unemployment remains high. The "rich is not rich enough to fund the government deficit" such that some kind of taxes may have to cascade down into the already harassed middle class. Even if not currently financing a major war, there is just so much medicare to pay and debt to administer for America to start real growth. America is not nearly on the verge of collapse- but its sight is not pretty. China is also closely watching America's intense desire to become a power again in Asia

with its recent war-like consultations with allies like Thailand, RP and Australia, even as it encouraged Japan to re-arm militarily as some kind of deterrent to Chinese expansionism in the region. The immediate problem in Asia, however, is the unpredictable temper of the North Koreans whose consuming desire appears to acquire nuclear power and become a regional thug. Just as threatening is the hawkish position of belligerent Israel to bomb Iran into smithereens and to prevent them from producing nuclear missile warheads, Iran continues to declare it is not a "war freak." The Middle East, on the other hand , remains likewise as a powder keg of violence. Aside from the worsening civil war in Syria, it seems that the removal of many despots in the area only resulted in weak governments and "no order" situations - with Libya as a prime example. The Syrian War had attracted the Russians, the Hizzboolah and Lebanon on the government side while the rebels are backed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and America. Even those neutral ones are now pestered by thousands of Syrian refugees: Iran and Jordan (Turkey, too). In the meantime, with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, many are fearful that the Afghans cannot really govern themselves and the Taliban may be forced "to accept a lopsided peace pact by Pakistan." Pakistan, on the other hand, will forever be in enmity with Israel for as long as its territories are occupied by Israelites. So much trouble in Paradise, really. But through this turmoil, Europe remains the most major headache. It is still in deep shit, pardon the phrase. The European Union is a negative GDP growth of (.04%) while Greece is clearly bankrupt followed by Spain and Italy. Millions of Europeans are resenting the austerity measures of their governments in order to survive. But they have no choice because help from rich nations, like Germany and Britain, will only come in exchange of fiscal and monetary reforms. Having so much joblessness and still face government spending cutbacks is a national nightmare. It is happening in many nations in Europe. There seems to be no end to it with proud Britain set to desert all of the EU if they insist in promoting the so-called "United States of Europe" to include Britain. All in all, while the Philippine prospects remain bullish for 2013- we can never tell if a major, major international event would explode and distribute its deadly fragmentation to the faces of every nation. A prospect devoutly to be prayed against by the Philippines. For comments: email to dejarescobingo@yahoo.com or bohol-rd@mozcom.com.

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play’s “I Dreamed a Dream” on national TV in Britain. Les Misérables spins the story of Jean Valjean, jailed for stealing bread to save his sister's family from starving in 19th-century France. For breaking terms of his parole, Valjean is relentlessly tracked by the Gendarme Javert. A manhunt that straddles more than a decade sees Valjean morph into a respected mayor. Are there overtones here of a Paul struck blind on the road to Damascus only to gain vision of “what endures even after the sun burns out”? The movie's opening scene hints at this makeover. Valjean is stunned by the Bishop who forgives him after aborting his bid to swipe the convent’s silverware. The bishop, instead, makes a gift of the silverware to a stunned Valjan --- and then shields him from arrest. "Why did I allow this man to touch my soul and teach me love?", he sings into the camera. As an affluent factory owner years later, Valjean’s life crosses that of an indigent employee: Fantine. After promising Fantine that he’d raise her daughter, both their world s shatter. Grownup daughter Cosette “errs” by falling in love with the revolutionary, Marius. So what? We’ve had stories of Filipina beauties falling in love with revolutionaries on the run. Remember Nelia Sancho? This a-political UP mass communication student won the “Queen of the Pacific” title at an Australian beauty contest in the early 70s. Radicalized by military agents’ brutality, she went uinderground. Time Magazine tagged her as the “Guerilla Queen.” There’s a photo of her in a bikini with a pile of guns. Captured, then detained, Nelia met her husband, Antonio Liao, a leftist, in prison, where they got married and had their first child. That marriage failed and was annulled in 1998. She co-founded Gabriela and campaigns for Filipino “comfort “women” who were forced to slavery and prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II. But “Les Mis” deals with Paris on the cusp of the incendia ry and ulti mately blood-drenched Paris uprising of 1832 against the monarchy. In this chaos, Valjean careens towards a final reckoning with policeman Javert as Victor Hugo spins out in his novel. Hugo patte rned Jean Valjean after Eugene Vidocq, a real life ex-convict who reformed, scholars point out. Vidocq became a successful businessman, admired for his philanthropy. He saved a worker crushed in a heavy cart, as Valjean does in the novel. Hugo also used the Bishop of Digne, Bienvenu de Miollis, as model. “In 1841, Hugo saved a prostitute from arrest for assault.” An excerpt of his talk with the police echoes Valjean's rescue of Fantine in the novel. “On 22 February 1846, Hugo witnessed the arrest of a bread thief while a Duchess and her child watched the scene pitilessly from their coach.” And he helped tear down insurrection barricades.

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OMALAHOKAN

“Oxymoron”

“I The Philippine Writers’ Festival, the festival for literature by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is the flagship project of NCCA’s National Commission for Literary Arts scheduled in Dumaguete from February 7-9, 2013. In this photo: The panelists during the Taboan 2013 Press Conference held at Bethel Guest House (L-R): Raffy Duhaylungsod, Director SPUD External Affairs; Roel Manipon, Editor, Agung NCCA; Dr. Christine Ortega, Vice-Head, Committee on Literary Arts NCCA.

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only to Japan after the war, would only produce a per capita PPP (purchasing power parity) of only $4,100 when our ASEAN neighbors, by comparison, would have much higher. Take for example Singapore with a per capita PPP of $60,688 or Malaysia with $15,800 and Thailand with $9,500. Even Indonesia, a late bloomer, already registers $4,700. Is it because Singapore has a gross national savings equivalent to 46% or almost half of the value of the total goods and services of its economy and Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand about a third of the same? Informatively, the Philippines save only 20% of its national income. Moreover, these countries above invest an average of 25% or a fourth of these savings, while this country is struggling to invest a measly one-sixth or only 15 % of its GDP. It goes without saying that a country, like any family, that does not save enough nor invest enough cannot expect to grow as fast as its neighbors who are saving and investing a lot more. Additionally, our neighbors seem to be able to invite more

foreign investors to augment their investment activities. Take for example Singapore who was able to bring in some $962 billion from 1991 to 2005, even as Malaysia and Thailand were ever to attract during this period some $135 and $74, respectively. As usual, this country was a tailender, having brought in only $52 billion during the period. Now that we are saying that it’s more fun in the Philippines, can we expect to attract more fun-loving foreign investors? Finally, in the area of exports, as of last year, Singapore has exported some $414 billion, followed by Thailand with $229, Malaysia with $227, and Indonesia with $201. At the bottom of the list was the Philippines with its measly $47 billion, despite the extraordinary investment incentives granted by the BOI to foreigners in export processing zones. Actually, these figures manifest the fact that this country is not fully utilizing its rich natural resources and only exporting its labor through its OFWs, BPO workers and its labor force in the export processing zones. It is also reflective of the fact that both the agriculture and industry sectors are not contributing enough in the gross domestic product

unlike our neighbors above. A sad fact is that underneath all the hoopla, the latest growth number is a hollow and shallow growth that, so far, has not made a dent in the eradication of the pesky poverty problem hounding the Philippine economy in the last half century. It is sadder still to contemplate that poverty in this country is more pervasive and persistent than these of neighboring countries in the ASEAN family. All these developments cited above have only contributed to the yawning gap between the incomes of rich and poor. This income inequality is even worse than that of neighboring countries like Thailand and Indonesia. The fact that the income of the country’s richest top 10% is twenty times the income of the bottom 10% is indeed an indictment of the economic system of the country. In the last three decades, the richest quintile has accounted for 50 % of total family income with the poorest quintile accounting for less than 5%. Exacerbating the poverty situation in the country is the regressive nature of the tax system with indirect taxation accounting for some 70% of tax take. This means that the poorer segment

t is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in communication.” 1. In the Philippines, every candidate claims to have won the elections. The winner is proclaimed by the COMELEC as the winner. The other candidates claim that they won but they were cheated.

2. All candidates for election claim that they are running for public office because of the clamor of the people. 3. Corruption promotes economic development. 4. Some government officials are commissioners because they ask for commission for every contract; 5. The lowest form of intelligence is military intelligence; 6. Intelligence Fund is fund-

ing for corruption. 7. Almost all candidates claim that they come from humble beginnings. How did they become rich? 8. How did BINAY, ENRILE AND ESTRADA become rich? They all claim to be champions for the poor Filipinos! 9. These are true lies. 10. I have not attacked political opponents personally but only through my paid commentators.

11. I am willing to go to jail for illegal acts committed for the benefit of the people. 12. All candidates are qualified but I am the best for the position. 13. Vote for me; I need the job because I am jobless. 14. If elected I will donate my salary to the government. 15. We are not a political dynasty because we are elected by the people.

of the population structure is contributing a disproportionate share of the tax burden. Such indirect taxes, as the Value Added Taxes (VAT), excise taxes and customs duties, for example, hit the poor harder than the rich. Since the poor consume a larger portion of their income than do the rich, consumption-based taxes hit the pockets of the poor more. In this country where the rich are quite adept at tax avoidance, thanks to the large number of good accounting firms, the elite tend to contribute disproportionally less to the tax effort than the non-rich. One could argue that this inverse relationship between wealth and tax contribution could be offset if the government were to spend more of its tax take for the poor. Unfortunately, empirical data does not bear this out. The fact is that in the areas of health, education and elsewhere, this country lags behind her neighbors, like Thailand and Malaysia. Relative to ASEAN countries, facts will show that education in this country is funded less in terms of its share to GDP. The same picture is shown in health care. At the end of the day, the big-

gest contributor to the high level of poverty in this country is a development paradigm highly skewed in favor of capital intensive, import-oriented manufacturing, and the benign neglect of agriculture. The latter was not only neglected - it was the victim of an overvalued currency, agricultural monopolies, unjustified levies and adverse climatic conditions. If a growing economy sits on a three-legged stool provided by agriculture, industry and services, today, this country’s economy is tottering on only one leg - that of the service sector which contributes a full half of the GDP. Admittedly however, through its invisible export earnings, it has kept this economy above water. This makes the much trumpeted impressive growth of the economy at best

shaky and at worst unsustainable in the long run. Certainly, there is a limit to this type of growth. An indicator is the pesky problem of poverty and growing unemployment. Only an economy that fully utilizes efficiently its factors of production – land, labor and capital, can fully grow and be globally competitive. Economic Buzzwords: Gini coefficient – a measure of income distribution. Devised by the Italian statistician Gini, it is the ratio of the area between a curve indicating the line of absolute equality to an area of an entire triangle below such line. N.B.: Under this poverty measurem ent, the Philippine economy does not fare too well!

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 & ROWENA D. CHEE, as amended) Mortgagors. x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - /

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

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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Ang simbahan ... (Tulabing)

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1. The Gospel and the Kingdom of God call the Church to Political Involvement. 2. The Church’s Mission of Integral Salvation Involves the Temporal Sphere. 3. Salvation is from Personal and Social Sin, including Sin in the political sphere. 4. The Church has an option for the Poor in the Field of Politics. 5. The Way of the Church is the Human Person who is grossly affected by Politics. Kinahanglang masabtan sa tanan nga ang Ebanghelyo ni Cristo ug ang Gingharian sa Dios nagtawag sa Simbahan ngadto sa pag-apil sa politica. Ang kinauyukan sa misyon sa atong Ginoong Hesukristo mao ang pagsangyaw sa Gingharian sa Dios. Kinahanglang atong isangyaw ang paghari sa Dios. Kinahanglang molihok kita aron nga ang Gingharian sa Dios moabot kanato ug makab-ot gayod. Ug kini mahitabo lamang kung kitang mga nagatuo sa Dios ug nagsunod kaniya magbag-o sa atong kinabuhi ug magbag-o sa nawong sa politica aron kini mahisubay sa plano sa Ginoo pinaagi sa pagpanalipod ug pagpalambo sa mga hiyas nga langitnon, mga hiyas sa Gingharian ni Kristo, ilabina ang hustisya, kalinaw, kamatuoran ug paghigugma, kagawasan, pasaylo, ug pakighiuli ngadto kaniya ug sa matag usa kanato. Ato lamang mapalambo ang mga hiyas nga langitnon ug Diosnon kung atong buhaton ang kabubut-on sa Dios. Ug ang kabubut-on sa Dios kinahanglan atong sundon sa tanan nga atong gibuhat. Kinahanglang ang kabubut-on sa Dios masunod sa tanang dapit ug panahon, apil na niini ang kabubut-on sa Dios diha sa politica. Kung atong makita nga ang mga hiyas sa Gingharian sa Dios wala sa politica, atong paningkamutan nga mahibalik kini. Sa diha nga miingon si Cristo: “Isangyaw ug iwali ang Maayong Balita ngadto sa tanang kabuhatan” (Mk.16) apil na niini ang politica. Mao nga ang Simbahan manginlabot gayud sa politica, tungod kay kung magdumili siya sa pagpanginlabot, nan mora ra’g iyang gitalikdan ang iyahang misyon, ilabina kung ang Simbahan mapakyas sa iyang paglamdag ug paglimpyo sa pamulitica pinasikad sa kahayag sa Ebanghelyo ni Cristo ug sa Gingharian sa Dios. Ang m isyon sa Sim bahan alang sa pagpangluwas sa katawhan naglangkob sa kinatibukan sa pagkatawo sa usa ka tawo: kalag ug lawas, espiritwal ug matiryal, kinabuhing tunhay ug kinabuhi dinhi sa yuta. Mao nga ang atong Ginoong Jesucristo wala lamang magpasaylo sa mga sala apan iya usab nga giayo ang mga masakiton. Mao nga ang kaluwasan sa tawo dili lamang kaluwasan sa kalag, dili lamang kaluwasan human niining kinabuhia, apan kaluwasan usab sa tawo niining kinabuhia – kaluwasan dili lamang sa kalag kung dili kaluwasan usab sa lawas natong mga buhi pa. 24 naman ko ka tuig nga pari, wala pa ko kasulay og misa diin puro kalag lang ang nanimba. Sige man gyung mga tawo, lawas ug kalag ang manimba. Ug mao kini ang hinungdan nga ang Simbahan kanunay gayong magatudlo sa baruganan sa Ikaduhang Concilio Vaticano nga nagkanayon: “Christ’s redemptive work while of itself directed toward the salvation of all, involves the renewal of the whole temporal order. Hence, the mission of the Church is not only to bring everyone the message of the grace of Christ, but also to penetrate and perfect the temporal sphere with the Spirit of the Gospel.” Ug gawas pa niini, ang kaluwasan mao man ang kaluwasan sa katilingban. Mao kini ang gipasabot sa atong pagtoo nga ang lawas ni Cristo

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mao ang Santos nga Nasud. Kita nagatuo nga ang Simbahan mao ang Simbahan ug ang instrumento sa kaluwasan nga dala sa Dios nganhi kanato. Mao nga ang Simbahan magsangyaw gayud sa Ebanghelyo sa kaluwasan ngadto sa katilingabn, tungod kay ang katilingban aduna ma’y mga tawo nga apektado sa politica. Kay alang-alang ma’g, moingon na lang ang Simbahan nga: “O sige, mga politico, mientras buhi pa ang mga tawo, pahimusli ninyo. Ipasa lang unya namo sa Simbahan kung patay na.” Mao kana’y dili mahimo. Tungod kay, atong sublion, ang Misyon sa Simbahan, dili lamang kaluwasan sa kalag, apan apil na ang kaluwasan sa lawas. Ug kay ang politika makaapekto man natong mga buhi nga aduna’y lawas ug kalag, ang Simbahan padayon gayong magagiya ug maginlabot sa kinabuhi sa politika ug sa pamulitika. Ang kaluwasan sa tawo, kaluwasan dili lamang gikan sa sala nga personal, kung dili kaluwasan usab gikan sa m ga salang katilingbanon, ug apil na niini ang mga sala sa politica. Sigun sa ato nang nasinati sa mga milabay nga mga piniliay sa atong nasud, ang sugud sa sala dali ra kaayong makaapekto sa pamulitica. Ug gikan sa kasingkasing sa tawo, mokuyanap kini sa mga nagkalain-laing sitwasyon nga tawgon natong “structures of sin” – sama sa dirty politics nga maoy gigikanan sa guns, goons, and gold. Anaa pa gayud ang politica sa pagpangilad, ang gitawag nga politics of unprincipled compromise, apil na ang politics of convenience, ug ang politica sa kahakog. Ug tungod sa kalala sa kasal-anan nga nahalambigitan niini, posibli nga dili na kini matangtang pa. Ug aron nga ang Simbahan mamahimong tinuod nga instrumento sa kaluwasan sa tawo kinahanglang batukan niini ang mga sala sa pamulitika. Makahibalo kita nga ang politica dili makatabang sa mga kabus. Nakahibalo kita nga kung kinsa kadtong naghupot sa gahum nga politikanhon naghupot usab siya sa gahum nga econnomikanhon. Giingon man unta nga “those who have less in life must have more in law” Apan nahitabo ba kini? Wala gayud! Natural lamang nga unahon una sa mga politico ang ilang mga kaugalingong interes. Atong makita ang mga nangahitabo karon. Lain ang gisangputan sa Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Imbis nga alang kini sa mga pobreng mag – uuma, pabor na man hinoon kini sa mga dagkong negosyante ug dili sa mga gagmayng mag – uuma. Ug naa pa gihapon, kusog pa gihapon kaayo ang gitawag nga mga political dynasties. Ug ang mga politikong pro-poor kuno, sa tinuoray dili man diay sila propoor. Gigamit man lang nila ang mga kabus. Mao nga ang Simbahan ug ang tibuok katilingban kinahanglang makigbisog gayud aron matuman ug makab-ot ang misyon niini. Kay kung ang Simbahan dili magpakabana, padayon lang gayong tumban sa politica ang katungod sa mga kabus. Sa pagkatinuod, ang politica makabilanggo gayud sa katawhan ngadto sa usa ka m akasasalang structura sa politika. Ug kini supak sa m isyon sa Sim bahan nga naningkam ot pag-ugm ad sa katawhan aron nga ang tawo mamahimong tawo sa kinatibuk-ang aspeto sa iyang kinabuhi. Mga kaigsoonan, atong namatikdan nga kung ang Simbahan mosulti na gani batok sa mga structura political nga wala mahiuyon sa Ebanghelyo ni Cristo, kung ang Simbahan mowali na gani batok sa mga political structures nga miyatak sa tawhanong katungod ug nanamastamas sa mga kabus, aduna dayo’y mga tawo, apil na ang mga educado untang mga catolico, nga mocondenar sa Simbahan, ug moingon dayun silang ang Simbahan guilty kuno sa “political interference”. Tungod

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Peace body ... From page 1 tions or must not exceed 30% of the total annual amount allocated for the peace and order efforts, whichever is lower. The peace and order council is composed of the DSWD, the NBI, the PNP, Dep Ed, DILG who heads the secretariat. Based on the computations: 3% of P 1.4 billion of the 2013 appropriations equals to P 42 million while 30% of the P52 million total budget for peace and order undertakings would amount to P 15.6 million. However, the Governor opted to appropriate only P 10 million for intelligence fund. It was unanimously approved by the PPOC as proposed by former Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Edward Carranza. But his critics say, the governor increased his peace and order budget from P22M to P52M so that his intelligence fund will also increase. Under the law, intelligence funds use is limited. It will only be used for the purchase of information, payment of rewards, rental and other incidental expenses relative to the maintenance of safe houses, purchase of supplies for ammunitions, provision of medical and food aid, as well as payment of incentives, travelling expenses to the conduct of intelligence and confidential operations. Only the governor and the COA in Manila will know how this fund is spent. Thus this give the guv enough leeway to exercise his own discretion on how to spend these including and during the election season. He can always justify the expense. Administration officials claim that by totally removing the P 10 million intelligence fund, the Provincial Board effectively set aside the will of the PPOC, which is the main body tasked to determine the means of maintaining the peace and public order. The members of the PPOC included the Provincial Social Welfare Officer Alicia Lagarde, National Bureau of Investigation Chief Atty. Dominador Cimafranca, Sr. Supt. Carranza, Jennifer Tilos of kini sa kakulang sa pagsabot sa misyon sa Simbahan. Mao nga hinaut pa unta nga pinaagi niining atong gihimo nga mga pagpasabot karon ato na gyung mahinayhinayan sa pagsabot ang kalambigitan sa Simbahan sa kinabuhing politikal sa katawhan, agi’g kabahin sa iyang tahas ug misyon sa pagpangluwas. Ug mao kana ang hinungdan nga ang Simbahan padayon gayud nga magtudlo ug mag-educar sa katawhan kabahin sa ilang mga katungod ug obligasyon sa pagpili sa m ga tawo nga angayng mangulo kanato. Atong pukawon ang consciensya sa katawhan aron nga ang tanan makapartisipar sa usa ka limpyo, matinud-anon, ug hapsay nga piniliay sa Mayo 13, 2013. Daghang Salamat.

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NORSU posts 100% in Pharmacists board

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raduates of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) College of Nursing Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Services (CNDPAHS) posted a 100 percent passing rate in the latest Pharmacists Board Examinations held last July 4 to 5, 2012 in Cebu City. This was announced by Dr. Don Vicente Real, NORSU President. The successful pharmacists’ board passers are Michelle Lyn N. Acibo, Gemma G. Amutan, Johanna T. Calumpang, Jerralyn M. Llena, Donnah Maureen U. Lumahang, Sybil Fe Marie A. Morados, Marianele C. Nayon, Tiffany Grace S. Osabel, Mercy Grace S. Pilin, and Mary Grace D. Vilas. This is the second year in a row that the NORSU CNDPAHS graduates posted a perfect passing score in the Pharmacists Board Exam and is more significant since the national passing rate barely reaches 55 percent.

This achievement comes at the heels of the success of NORSU in the field of Mechanical and Geodetic Engineering where NORSU graduates also posted a 100 percent passing rate in their respective professional licensure examinations and is a result of the efforts of the NORSU administration headed by university President Dr. Don Vicente C. Real to provide all students with quality education that would increase their chances of professional success. The College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Sciences

Don’t veto ...

“I am certain that the provincial board purposely re-allocated his budgets for intelligence fund, gasoline and lubricants and job orders precisely to tempt him into exercising his veto power. So, I think he should leave the approved P 1.4 billion budget alone,” Dela Cruz stressed. It is widely believed that the Governor will most likely veto the contentious items. Once the Governor vetoes the items the provincial board must muster at least nine votes to override the veto. But many quarters believe he would lose the propaganda war since his opponents would surely seize the opportunity to portray the Governor as indifferent to the plight of poor but deserving students, indigent patients and the advocacy for women and children empowerment. Nevertheless, the Provincial Board awaits the final action of the Governor. (By Dems Demecillo)

From page 1 governor was totally approved by the provincial board. Only, some of its specific items were realigned to other services which are mandated by law such as the gender protection of women’s rights and welfare.. Board Members belonging to the majority and who voted to re-allocate the Governor’s P 10 million intelligence fund to GAD, the P 8million budget for the hiring of job order workers and the procurement of gasoline and lubricants to scholarships and approbation for additional medical assistance. Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz gave his unsolicited advice to Governor and his running mate former Negros Oriental State University President Dr. Henry Sojor during their visit to the town to resist the natural inclination for him to veto the items in the budget that were changed by the Provincial Board. the Philippine Information Agency, Col. Christopher Estela, Deputy Brigade Commander of the 302nd Brigade, Department of Education Division Office Chief Fidelita Sienes, among others with Farah Diba G. Gentuya, of the Department of Interior and Local Government serving as head of the Secretariat.( By Dems Demecillo)

P200M ... From page 1 simply be all-expense and virtual nil in developing outstanding athletes who might break sports records here? Supt Sal Jimenez said that feverish preparations are now progressing. Public and private schools were ready to host athletes who might use part of their buildings for their billeting.

Josy’s RH ... From page 1 the province except one still deliver the scathing pastoral letter which deplored her vote for the RH bill. But the council of the clergy acknowledged that the free will of the people should still prevail since free will is God-given. Even God respects man’s free will, in the cases of Adam and Eve, of Lucifer and of the Israelites. Both are of the opinion that this conflict with the Catholic clergy and its lay ministers will be a factor and might work against her candidacy for governor. However, both mayors cannot offer any option for the lady solon, an avowed practicing Catholic, to mend relations with her church. Dela Cruz expressed strong reservations over the RH Law’s mandate of teach-

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12 killed ... From page 1 sible drivers leaving the accident site to elude possible medical expenses of their victims and jail time; accidents resulting to damage to property tallied 927 cases. Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Dante Domingo, noted that traffic accidents has become the top ten leading cause of deaths in the province, which should not have been the case. In 2007, 87 people all over the province were killed by traffic accidents mostly due to serious head injuries. That’s why, Domingo sincerely believes that the motorists must use helmets not merely to grudgingly comply with the law but more importantly in appreciation of the fact that the protective gear can truly save lives.(By Dems Demecillo) ing sex education to pupils starting in Grade 5. He fears that instead of discouraging the children from engaging in pre-marital sex, the topic would have an opposite impact that will instead promote promiscuity. While many Catholics also voiced their displeasure over the Church’s continued condemnation of Limkaichong from the pulpits, others defended the Church considering that this is the only domain that priests and the religious can express their moral teachings as Congress was for Josy. Nevertheless, Josy’s most avid supporters are hoping that the clergy and the lay people smarting over their defeat in the RH Law’s passage, are merely “letting off their steam” and will avoid the temptation of becoming too partisan in the May polls. (By Dems Demecillo)


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Fiscal prudence ... (Jay Dejaresco)

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is in their names. The Senate President said that he trusts the senators receiving such checks because they are aware these are public funds. How about you? Do you? Would it be too much to ask where such checks were deposited, and how the funds are used? To what item in the MOOE is it used? Only deafening sounds of silence are being heard. This is what we mean when we say "fiscal prudence". What is worse is that this sad example has been emulated by other government instrumentalities, and agencies, especially in the local governments. Let's take the provincial government for example. We learn that in 2011, provincial funds, instead of being used to benefit our people, are used to buy very expensive cellphones and cell card loads for government and non government people, amounting to more than P2.5-million.

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lows: Checkpoint must be well-lit, properly identified and manned by uniformed personnel; Upon approach, slow down, dim headlights and turn on cabin lights. Never step out of the vehicle; Lock all doors. Only visual search is allowed; Do not submit to a physical or body search; you are not obliged to open the glove compartment, the trunk or bags; Ordinary/routine questions may be asked. Be

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courteous but firm with answers; Assert your rights, have presence of mind and do not panic; Keep your driver's license and car registration handy and within reach; Be ready to use your cell phone at any time. Save an emergency number on your speed dial and Report violations immediately. Your actions may save others. (FCR/JCT-PIA 7, Negros Oriental)

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City eyes ... From page 2 person, Chiu who is the current City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Officer sent a letter which enumerated the reasons in keeping the city under a state of calamity: difficulty in fi-

Now tell me, how can a provincial government spend P2.5-million worth of costly cellphones and cell cards? Where is the fiscal prudence in handling people's money? What I learned is that costly cellphones were issued even to rank-and file, with one rank-and-file employee issued four----repeat--- four cellphones! The governor was issued four cellphones. The provincial administrator too, was issued four. In the first place, how can one even carry four cellphones with him? Why four cellphones? Do your respective wives know about this? The cellphones purchased are the very expensive ones like IPhone, Samsung tablet, Samsung Galaxy. You can buy a cellphone for only a thousand pesos, and it works! Samsung Galaxy phones are priced each at P26,750. The governor was issued the most expensive, a Nokia E7 worth P37,000. And this is just one of several phones issued to him. Not only that, the monthly telephone bills are grotesquely, unconscionably and extravangantly high, my hair stood upon learning. For instance the provincial administrator coughed up cell phone bills amounting to P42,000. for one year. That is an average of P3,500 phone bills per month! This excludes P142,000 worth of pre paid cellphone cards for the governor's office alone. Haven't heard of "unli-calls" or "unli-text"? Instead, what they probably know is "unli-buys". That is peoples' hard-earned money, dear friends! Worse, additional post paid plans with cellphones were procured, but these phone plans were not in the name of government, but in the name of the end-users. But that is public property. Why are those in the name of government officials? Worse still, even non-government personnel, including mere job-order workers were issued government cellphones. This is a violation of the anti graft law...so disadvantageous to the government. This is so sad to know :( No fiscal prudence :( Why? Why? Why!!! Grabe. Sobra.

nally relocating the Sendong victims to permanent site; the ongoing completion of the purchase of anti-disaster equipment and the continued delay in the release of the PAG-IBIG loans. Loan applicants need not secure a certification from the city, since they can

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use the Presidential Proclamation declaring a state of calamity due to Sendong and the recent Typhoon Pablo. However, Vice-Mayor Alan Cordova and Association of Barangay Councils President Albert Aquino stressed that they were not amused of Chiu’s absence and dissatisfied of his excuses.

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