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Vol. 33 No. 5

Dumaguete City Philippines

Crack down

on corruption

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he city mayor is waging war against all forms of corruption especially the petty ones which are rampantly being committed by city hall employees, wittingly or unwittingly. In a memo to all employees, the city mayor , Agustin Perdices, cited the following corrupt practices which are rampant in many city hall offices: Flitching of office supplies, meaning, bringing home even reams of bond paper, clips and other office supplies like staplers and calculators which can be of use

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rovincial PNP Director S/Supt Omar Buenafe has declared a massive manhunt against gun running syndicates in the province of Negros Oriental who he beTurn to page 15 lieves have been operating here unabated even before his watch which started two months ago.

by children in school. Another form of petty corruption cited by the city mayor is the flitching of construction materials which cost a lot of money when lost. The third form is the acceptance from a third person to do moonlighting and sidelines in order to gain more

Militant solon rallies Youth to VOICE out!

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ayan Muna Party List Rep. Teddy Casiño rallied the youth of Dumaguete to voice out their sentiments on matters of public con-

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“Whether we like it or not, we will inherit the consequences of the sins of the past generation, and if we do not do anything about it now, we will be the losers, “ said the youthful solon who was once the president of the National Union of Students. The Bayan party list representative was here Friday

Sunday July 16 2006 P8.00

to drum up awareness on the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the President before the joint session of Congress. It could have been during this joint session that the renegade soldiers planned to take the entire government leadership hostage, inside

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This was his observation based on the boldness of the two women suspects, the latest haul of 17 high powered guns of assorted caliber which were seized as they disembarked from a night ferry from Liloan, Cebu docking at Sibulan last July 12 past 6:34 pm. A tip from a police aide and a PNP auxillary to the Sibulan police prompted COP P/Insp Lorenzo Abella to post his men and inspected all disembarking

Provincial PNP Director, Sr/Supt. Omar Buenafe grills two women gun carriers nabbed at the Sibulan pier. Inset are Sibulan Cop P/Insp. Lorenzo Abella, P02 Glenn Gregana and P01 Jan Soreño Gallo.

passengers on board the incoming Ocean Jet Fast Craft and got hold of the two suspects (in foto) They were identified as

townmates from Danao, of Sitio Duerte, Danao City, Cebu namely Marilou the known seat of gunLuarente, 45, married and manufacturers. Annabelle Marscillana Ypil, They were held on in Turn to page 15 38 , married, both residents

CARP-covered land, voluntarily offered to be sold (VOS) to government by owners at a certain price, yet somehow, the VOS price gets jacked up to more than several million times! And nobody Turn to page 15

Why is City Hall in a dilemma as to what to do with the Curfew Ordinance? There are only two options: Scrap it, or , implement it. Period.

DAR Valuation–Boys strike anew? Curfew: two options ere they go scrap, or, implement again! HunH How do you put minors to sleep at 10pm? dreds of hectares of

Complaining Manggulud Farmers

Trouble is, even beyond 10pm, hundreds of minors are still roaming the streets, mostly on motorbikes. Nobody arrests them for curfew. So they continue.

Thus one sensible councilor invoked the new Juvenile Justice Act which prohibits the jailing of minors over 15 yrs of age.

IS A SIN WHETHER COMMITTED BY A MILLIONAIRE OR A PAUPER.

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The elusive agrarian justice

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ome 69 Judges, prosecutors, law yers, law enforcers, and the Civil Society identified known conflicts between the agrarian justice system, and the civil and criminal justice systems, including conflicts of jurisdiction between the regular courts (RTCs MTCs) and the agrarian adjudication board (DARAB) and its regional and provincial arms (RARAD, PARAD); during a 3- day workshop on agrarian justice.

DR. CHRISTIAN MONSOD

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he local government of Siquijor is allocat ing Php 300,000 for the setting up of a tour ism information center and training of tour

guides.

With this development, Judy Uy Booc, chairman of the Small and Medium Development Council expressed elation over the commitment being shown by the government as she urge for more support with site development, promotion and marketing campaigns to attract initiatives

from the private sector. . Meanwhile, municipal planning and development coordinator Gilbert Briones assured the public that the province is prioritizing tourism to jibe with President Gloria Arroyo’s effort to attract tourism investments in the countryside.

Shocking: NegOr tops un-installed CARP holders

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o you know that Oriental Negros tops the list of provinces with the highest number of problems involving uninstalled beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.? This revelation came from Conrado Navarro, executive trustee of the Agrarian Justice Foundation Inc.(AJFI), who revealed this during the three day multi-sectoral seminar in Dumaguete City.

He said that landowners continue to possess and control lands subject to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or CARP mainly due to unresolved inclusion and exclusions proceedings where some judges continue to take jurisdiction over agrarian disputes despite a recent Supreme Court ruling on the Cuenca case in Negros

HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

Computer literacy is a MUST for all leaders

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ho says computer literacy is only for the youth? Wrong. It is even most importantly demanded of our present leaders, young and old. If our duly elected local government leaders are not computer literate, then they should resign, or if not, take a crash course on basic computer literacy.

Asec. AUGUSTO QUIJANO

TOP OF THE WEEK Siquijor to open Tourism info center

critical repor ting reporting

That is what capitol is doing. Gov George Arnaiz leading, wants all officials and employees of the capitol to become computer literate as a basis for promotion. What about city hall, surely, the city mayor should also take the lead. To support our claim of computer literacy, we just received this foto of Ombudsman judges, and clerks, trying out computer literacy lessons on the lap top because it simply is needed.

Illegal drugs here breed malnutrition

It is needless to mention how one can shrink the whole world into a personal computer. You can roam around the world, in outer space and anywhere else anytime, ask any question and get the answers in split seconds. It even tells you how much dosage of

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llegal drugs breed malnutrition in users and pushers,” thus said City PNP Chief Supt. Deonardo Carlos during a forum on nutrition for parents and teachers held at the North City Elementary School even as he enjoined the parents and teachers to make sure their children are not involved in illegal drugs. Citing Article IV of Re- their students from indulging public Act 9165 otherwise in illegal drugs. As such, teachers can known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of apprehend students who are 2002 that stipulates the using illegal drugs or they “participation of the family, may report them to the postudents, teachers and lice particularly, the Philipschool authorities in the en- pine Drug Enforcement forcement of this act,” add- Agency. The chief of Poing that teachers are sup- lice warns that use of illegal posed to be persons of au- drugs will lead users to the thority while inside the mental hospital or even school and must prevent death.

SANDIGAN BAYAN JUSTICES are themselves undertaking a computer literacy course, just as capitol board members will do likewise at the end of this month, in Cebu courtesy of TESDA which is sponsoring the event.

Silliman dorms need internet providers

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usiness establishments and internet pro viders are now accepted in Silliman Uni Occidental Regional Trial versity to provide services in its dormiCourts have no jurisdiction tories and common areas on campus. Apparently, over agrarian disputes, but the university sees the practicality of allowing stuthe Department of Agrarian dents the convenience of internet service available Reform Adjudication in the campus without the need of spending huge Board. Navarro hopes that amounts on infrastructure development, facilities AJFI through its workshops and services needed for research and communicacan help disseminate the in- tion. formation while it continues Interested investors are technical requirements. to provide legal assistance asked to submit their pro- Such proposals must be to farmer beneficiaries who posals including their terms, addressed to to Prof. have pending cases in offer, rates, number of units Cleonico Fontelo, SU per dormitory, space and vice president for finance. courts.

Militant solon ...

medicine you have to take, and which seat is available in the Imax movie house. One cannot make a decision without enough data base and the computer can store trillions of such information. It is important that capitol and city hall demand computer literacy among its inhabitant workers, starting with the head. When President Gloria Arroyo was asked to choose between Malacañang and here lap top. GMA chose latter.

WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT.

From page 1 the Batasan building and take control of government. But the plot was uncovered and thus many soldiers are now facing mutiny charges. But Casino met some opposing views during a forum at the NORSU state college. He apparently noBAYAN PARTY LIST REP. TEDDY CASIÑO (center) is flanked by student government presi- ticed that there is a bigger dents of the biggest schools in the city namely Jodan .. of Foundationi U; Richard Caluyo, bulk of thinking students , SPUD; Razel Jan Salverita, Silliman U; Gregory Alsula, NORSU; and Mark Paglinawan, over and above those who

Filipinos are always smart and wise in coining jokes, jargons and slogans. We are world-famous for that, especially in translating serious matters into light moments, and vice versa.

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COSCA student gov’t. president. Casiño answered questions from the student populace.

And that is a plus for us as a race because this gift of a people making a big laugh of serious events is the envy of foreigners, many of whom commit suicide because they have lost all their reasons to make a big laugh! The lastest jargon now is “withdrawal of support.” What exactly does it mean? What does it


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Department of Justice upholds FREE PRESS

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ast June 26, the Department of Justice junked the resolution of Lady Asst. City Prosecutor Edna Villamil who recommended the filing of libel charges against the editor of this paper on the Tigbakay issue. But her bosses at the Department of Justice, upon Petition for Review reversed and set aside her resolution, and instead recognized the right and duty of the PRESS to issue fair comments on issues of public concern. For the record, the following is the resolution of the DOJ in full : Republika ng Pilipinas KAGAWARAN NG KATARUNGAN Department of Justice Manila SAMUEL D. DICEN Complainant-Appellee, I.S. 2004-223 For: LIBEL

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ELY P. DEJARESCO Promulgated: Respondent-Appellant. June 26, 2006 x————————————————x

RESOLUTION This resolves the petition for review of the resolution of the City Prosecutor of Dumaguete City in I.S. No. 2004-223 finding probable cause for libel against Ely P. Dejaresco on complaint of Samuel D. Dicen. Complainant alleges that he is a member of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Dumaguete City. He claims that respondent Ely P. Dejaresco, editor/publisher/owner of “The Negros Chronicle”, prompted by ill will or spite, impugned and maligned his reputation in the following issues of the Negros Chronicle , to wit: January 11, 2004 issue: “Yet, despite the presence of three lawyers in the City Council, it was passed as authored by Kagawad and lawyer Franklin Esmeña, and supported by another lawyer Samuel Dicen, and Rotelio Lumjod, Nelson Patrimonio, ABC President Harry Gonzales and SK Head Faye Tolentino. They seemingly claim that it was approved by the provincial board. The five board members of the second district apparently (sic) were hoodwinked by these five councilors who managed to re-insert the disapproved portion of Tigbakay into the Omnibus Tax Code of the city, which the PB approved already. Has Tigbakay lost is (sic) ILLEGALITY? Who is to blame, the provincial board, apparently hoodwinked by the City Councilors? Or these nasty legislators who, despite being disapproved, managed to re-insert the provisions as Sec 22 under Cockfighting of the local tax code? THAT IS WHY WE NEED SMART AND CLEVER FISCALIZERS in the City Council. We Dumagueteños are too well-meaning and gentle, we are prone to being hoodwinked by some unscrupulous city councilors who simply make a mockery of our rule of law, even if some are lawyers themselves. Even if Tigbakay in the barangay is prohibited because it will expose our children to gambling yet these five councilors insisted and managed to get away with it. Thanks to the vigilance of Myrish Cadapan-Antonio. AND TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, these kagawads voted to kill the proposal of Kagawad Myrish on the spot! Now, shall we still vote into office these kind of councilors who apparently fooled the public and the provincial board? We say, NO, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM WITH BETTER AND MORE COMPETENT COUNCILORS.” January 2, 2004 issue: “Perdices won on the issue of the heavy equipment controversy. But until today, the case is still pending even as he vowed the imprisonment of the culprits. No such thing happened until today. Instead, the city ended up using

‘Notorious’ holdup gang leader nabbed

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former CAFGU member of Mabinay who became a notorious hold-up gang leader fell into the hands of the law . He was identified as Nonito Galvez a resident of So. Tuburan , Bgy Baras Mabinay. He was arrested in his house by the PNP Mabinay regional mobile group.

(This Column is OPEN TO ALL CIVIC CLUBS. You may submit personally, or email your articles and pictures to this writer at cjomartinez@yahoo.com or to elydejaresco@yahoo.com for free publication. People want to know what your Civic Club is doing for the Community.)

Galvez and his gang is a police suspect in the holdup of Mabinay planter Richman Panisales, 47 of So. Bagna, Bgy. Poblacioin Mabinay who was divested of P400,000. He was with four others who are still at large, and armed to the teeth. He was arrested on warrant of

n a sunny Saturday afternoon last June 18, 2006 Fil-Ams from all over the De troit area gathered for a colorful picnic cum party at the City Park. The very Filipino lechon, puto, pancit, lumpia and even cooked peanuts occupied the food table. I was there.

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arrest issued by Judge Ismael Baldado. The raiding team recovered a .45 caliber pistol, four magazines, 25 live bullets, a fragmentation hand grenade, and bonnets from Galvez surrendered voluntarily to the police posse.

Civic-Police partnership up against crime

How Filipino-Americans

mark Freedom Day

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What warmed my heart was the program after the sumptuous lunch; the young adults danced the Tinikling, the Pandango and many other regional Filipino dances. Then the older folks sang Kundiman numbers which brought so much nostalgia to the audience. The food continued to flow while the singing by the audience followed. How touching to see the Filipino flag and the Filipino way loved and respected by Filipinos so far away from home.

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UMAGUETE CITY —— Realizing that their community is not as peaceful as it used to be, homeowners of Barangay Banilad passed a resolution to their local council calling for stronger measures to prevent crimes. The concerned residents, officials and police met and came up with the following courses of action: training of local watchmen and interested citizens in crime prevention by police and the establishment of more barangay outposts. Barangay Captain Nilo Pino appealed to his constituents to work closely with the police and local officials as they needed their cooperation to rid criminal elements from their community. This appeal did not go unheeded as some residents reportedly offered to donate certain parts of their lots where the outposts could be constructed. The police promised to concentrate more operatives in the southern portion of the city to arrest

the rising crime incidence. Also in Banilad, Captain Pino defended the members of the Local Bantay Dagat from allegations that they are selective in apprehending fishermen catching in areas declared as sanctuary, particularly in Purok Mangalawon. The Bantay Dagat members swore that they will arrest anyone who will violate the laws since they are conscious of their responsibilities.

The Fil-Ams dressed in native costume singing the Kundimans.

It was heartwarming too, to see Americans celebrate their Independence Day on July 4. The ‘Old Glory’ flew proudly from many homes and buildings. The Church services on the Sunday before July 4 gave messages of God’s love for their country and His blessings on their land. June 12 is celebrated all over the country as our Independence Day. Here in Dumaguete City, we hold a special program at the City Park to commemorate this special occasion. The flag is raised, patriotic songs are sung, special messages are given and we see the veterans, old but proudly proclaiming to all that they were part of those heroes who helped fought for freedom of our land. At the other side of the world, Philippine Independence Day was celebrated with as much fervor by Filipino Americans.

Mayor, Vice-Mayor clash on treasurer BACONG —— Mayor Rodolfo Yee disagreed with the assertion of Vice Mayor Lenin Alviola that the municipal treasurer has no liability in the alleged 1.8 million unliquidated cash advances in May 2, 2006 since the treasurer was never a signatory to the said document and in fact was already cleared by the Commission on Audit (COA). However, the mayor stood pat on his decision not to reinstate the relieved treasurer until he is cleared by the finance office which after all is the one conducting the investigation in the first

place and not the COA, he adds. Meanwhile, the municipal government is reportedly investigating the complicity of Mrs. Sumagcao in the said issue.

the controversial heavy equipment for its projects. Perdices councilor lawyer Samuel Dicen should be terminated by the voters and held accountable for his failure to terminate the heavy equipment issue which drumbeated in the last elections.” The alleged libelous attacks in the January 11, 2004 issue were substantially repeated in the January 18, 2004 issue of the Negros Chronicle. In support of his allegations, complainant submitted copies of the subject newspaper publications. Respondent allegedly wanted to get back at him for having objected to his attempt to collect from the city government the payments for some issues of the Negros Chronicle which he supplied to the city council as complimentary copies. Consequently, the Association of Barangay Captains in Dumaguete City cancelled its subscriptions for the said paper. Turn to page 5

A Fil-Am Independence Day Picnic in Detroit, Michigan.

There was a flag I saw flying in the US in their government buildings, a flag like no other. This flag is the only flag other than the ‘Old Glory’ ever to fly over the White House and the Capitol Rotunda. This is the POW-MIA (Prisoner of War-Missing in Action) flag, a flag flown in remembrance of all the American soldiers of all wars missing in action. Since World War I more than 200,000 Americans have been listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action with less than half of them were returned at the end of hostilities, leaving more than 125,000 American servicemen Missing In Action from the different wars since the beginning of World War I. The flag is in black and white, stark in its color effect with symbols. The words “YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN” are written at the bottom of the flag, a statement of remembrance and honor of those yet not home. The MIA flag holds a place of honor higher than the State flag or the different branches of the military. Its symbolism stands out strong in support of those who are not yet or have not returned home. We who were born in time of peace are blessed to not have experienced the deprivations and sufferings of war, we must be grateful for those who have fought to keep our country free; a freedom paid with blood and lives. May we also remember our Filipino soldiers, living and dead who have paid dearly for our freedom. We can honor them best by keeping in remembrance and being grateful for their sacrifice. Each Independence Day is a celebration of freedom.


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Editorial

ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY, YET GUNS ABOUND? what are guns for ?

Total gun control: key factor to peace and to be crime-free It was like only yesterday when the Nation lauded the abolition by government of the death penalty, even though the law was not repealed. Both Church and State even the rebels are in unison, except the usual opposition, in saying that imposing the death penalty for heinous crimes is not a deterrent to its further commission. Although debatable, that is beside the point. Our point today is that the abolition of the death penalty, has somehow not assured control of the proliferation of guns whose purpose is nothing else but to kill. To kill with the use of guns is still imposing death penalty, outside the law. So which of the two is worse, the abolition of the legitimate killing of a convicted felon, who committed a heinous (grievous, dastardly) crime, —or— the CONTINUOUS- illegal proliferation of unlicensed hot-guns, mostly of high caliber, going on unabated and circulated in almost all cities, whose use is nothing but to kill a person just the same? Which is worse? What society did was to stop the LEGITIMATE killing of a criminal as punishment, but the same society has not been able to curb the ILLEGAL proliferation of these killing gadgets called guns! And worse, these can be availed of easily in the black market. Why has government not controlled illegal gun running? Case at point is the recent seizure —thanks to the Sibulan police— of 17 high powered guns which the handlers say were supposed to be in transit to Dipolog, but who knows they were intended right here for Negros Oriental killers, or, for our so-called self-defenders. For our policy makers, we talked with Police Director Col. Omar Buenafe, and asked why does the government not patronize the guns of Danao in Cebu for the police and armed forces when these are even exported to Japan for use by their Yakuzas! So why does the PNP have to import guns when Danao guns, the Yakuzas say, are as good? Why insist on imported guns for the police and

then force the local gun makers to smuggle their guns into the local black market ? The manufacture of guns since time immemorial, has been the backyard industry of Danao, Cebu. When the late Dictator Marcos asked the Duranos to switch to other livelihood industries, Durano asked the Danao families who are mostly gun makers the same, but Durano was said to have received only a handful of takers. The rest wanted to continue with their gun making, which admittedly has now improved so much and at a give-away prize. A Danao made .45 caliber pistol can be bought for less than P10T minimum, while the imported one costs P45,000 minimum and up. Yet, fact is, many local town police forces are using Danao made guns which are cheaper, yet they are of use to the police, just the same . Security guards, all the more, use guns mostly Danao made. If only Congress will legislate that only Danao made guns will be allowed in the country, the local product will improve, and surely, there will be less gun smuggling because the gun makers will have their hands full in making guns for

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ost Marcos, the Catholic Church, especially with His Immensity the late fire brand Cardinal Sin, was always eloquent on social issues.

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

The “Social Doctrine of the Church” has always been prophetic as to what Filipinos can become from they are today. She had always been consistent on the role of the Laity for social transformation and the family as the center of evangelization. The Catholic Church, fortunately, dwells not in an Ivory Tower insulated from the day to day Calvary of Her constituency. Time and again, She had issued pastoral letters on politics, economics, culture and spiritually – and had therefore been accused by the myopic as meddling in State affairs And consistent has the Philippine Catholic Church been in asserting that to love God, who we cannot see, we

must first love men who we can see. To churchmen, socio-political involvement is not secularization of the Gospel but its fulfillment. Thus the voice of the Church (through the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – CBCP) after 89 Bishops convened at the Pope Pius Religious Center in Manila over the weekend was one of resounding rejection of Her critics and affirmation of the Church “preferential treatment of the poor” which constitutes the larger majority of the Filipino populace. The voice is loud and unequivocal. Any attempt to place the words in a state of relativism is to confuse the faithful. What did the Church say?

One, the Church is aghast at the materialistic, secular approach of modern men to control population, defile the sanctity of marriage, twist the rationale for sex and in general protests against this collective siege against the family by some government policy directions and pending bills. Two, the Church protests implicitly the lack of transparency, the narrow form of discussion of an issue as fundamental as changing the laws of the land through Charter Change. Power emanates from the people, the Church therefore concludes that elections must be held in 2007 and the Charter Change must be effected through a Constitutional Convention of popularly

the police, armed forces, security guards and others. So presently, with its continued proliferation and profitable marketing, the only logical conclusion is, that outside of the law enforcers, these guns most likely will land in the hands of either the private self-defenders, the rebels, or, you guessed it, the criminals and crime syndicates. And if Danao made guns are smuggled right into the countrysides unabated, then we, the People, who abolished the death penalty, are fast heading into becoming a society of gun wielders (who do not want death penalty) but would prefer to let the gun handler-owner do the killing themselves! Tsk, tsk, tsk, there is something wrong somewhere, Mr. Policymakers, Legislators, you better find out what’s wrong because as the saying goes: “If you outlaw guns, —- then only the outlaws will have guns.!”

elected participants. The Church is against the apparent Government railroading of the Cha-Cha whether through People’s Initiative, Constituent Assembly and the like. They are meant to put one over the

people in the guise of imperative changes. Three, the Church continues to assert that the legitimacy issue of President GMA did not end with her “I

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Negros Chronicle 33 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

ELY P. DEJARESCO Editor-Publisher ATTY. JAY I. DEJARESCO Associate Editor JUNNICK R. YAISO News Photographer

MARLEN I. DEJARESCO Business Manager ALE P. GEQUINTO Legal Publications Officer

RUBEN G. LABARES Graphics Pioneer BI-WEEKLY Newspaper in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Address: E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City. News and Advertising: (035) 225-4760 Fax: (035) 225-4760 E-mail: elydejaresco@yahoo.com Entered as Second Class Mail Matter in Dumaguete City on July 1, 1973.

http://www.negroschronicle.com

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ast June 26, the Department of Jus-tice junked the resolution of Lady Asst. City Prosecutor Edna

he Board of Directors of the Dumaguete Press Club and the City Tourism Council through its chairman, have decided to join hands in helping promote tourism in the city of Villamil who recommended the filing of libel Dumaguete. charges against the editor of this paper on the This developed as the Tigbakay issue. But her bosses at the DepartDumaguete Press Club ment of Justice, upon Petition for Review rechaired by its President Alex versed and set aside her resolution, and instead Pal, editor of Metro Post and recognized the right and duty of the PRESS to PTV-10 manager, has also issue fair comments on issues of public concern. confirmed three major resoFor the record, the following is the resolution lutions . of the DOJ in full : First, is for the Press Club to open the doors of its building along the Rizal Boulevard prime lot, to entrepreneurs who wish to rent a portion for tourism-oriented ventures. These could be coffee shops, internet hot spots, display room for makers of tourist-souvenir items. The Press Club sprawling landscape also welcomes outdoor activities such as outdoor dinners and parties, concerts, and anniversary celebrations. BOD Bing Aguilar, of Gold Label Broadcasting Corp. said that the press club will shortly update its rental rates commensurate as a starter in the venture. The income will primarily be used to maintain the press club building which is self-supporting being built by the President’s social fund, and CDF funds of national

(From page 3) Board of Directors of the Dumaguete Press Club: LR Bing Aguilar, Gold Label Broadcasting Corp; Irma Faith Pal, Metro Post; Judy Flores, bureau manager, Phil. News Agency; Ely Dejaresco, Press Club founding president, Negros Chronicle; Alex Pal, president, editor, Metro Post and PTV-10 manager; Manuel Sagarbarria, treasurer, DYSR KillerBee network; Sherlyn Infante, manager DYRM Pilipino Radyo Corporation; Rene Genove, bureau manager, Visayan Daily News; and Muffet Villegas, secretary, Greyhound Broadcasting of Foundation University. legislators. Alex Pal also announced an approved resolution for the Press Club to secure a foreshore lease on the area it is occupying which is actually along the shorelines of Dumaguete. DENR PENRO Tony Cabrido looked with favor on the press club’s plans to apply for a foreshore lease which Alex Pal is now work Turn to page 6

In his counter-affidavit, respondent avers that he was not actuated by malice or ill-will in publishing the subject articles. He invokes the doctrine of privileged communication alleging that the subject articles are not actionable since they are fair comments on matters of public interest. Respondent denies complainant’s allegation that he had an axe to grind against him for the cancellation of subscriptions to his newspaper. He claims that the termination of the subscriptions was due to financial constraints and not due to complainant’s objections. The cancellation covered not only The Negros Chronicle but all the other newspapers in Dumaguete City.

Alex Ray Pal Press Club President

Manuel Sagarbarria Press Club Treasurer

After preliminary investigation, the City Prosecutor of Dumaguete City found probable cause for one (1) count of libel against respondent based on the January 11 and 18, 2004 issues of the Negros Chronicle and dismissed the charge as the January 4, 2004 issue of the paper; hence, this petition for review.

We find the petition with merit. For libel to exist there must be: a) an imputation of a crime, or a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or an imputation of any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit or contempt of a natural or juridical person or to blacken the memory of one who is dead; b) malice in law or in fact; c) publication of the imputation; and d) identification of the person defamed. We find that the element of malice is wanting in this case. While, as a general rule, malice is presumed from defamatory words (Art. 354, Revised Penal Code), the privileged character of a communication destroys the presumption of malice. The burden of proving actual malice then lies on complainant. He must clearly show the existence of malice as the true motive of respondent in his subject news articles that was published in the January 11 and 18, 2004 issues of The Negros Chronicle. On the contrary, we find that respondent did not act with malice when he caused the publication of the subject news articles as he merely reported the manner of the passage and approval of a tax ordinance by the city council of Dumaguete City. Certainly, a tax ordinance is a matter of public concern and interest as it imposes a duty and financial burden on anyone. Consequently, any person, including respondent, may freely comment thereon, including its passage and approval by the city council. Verily, a fair comment on matters of public concern is not libelous, especially in this case when there is no showing that respondent reported anything that was extrinsic to the passage of the tax ordinance in question. To be considered malicious, the libelous statements must be shown to have been written or published with the knowledge that they are false or in reckless disregard of whether they are false or not. “Reckless disregard of what is false or not” means that the defendant entertains

serious doubt as to the truth of the publication, or that he possesses a high degree of awareness of their probable falsity (Borjal vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 12644, January 14, 1999). This does not exist in the case at bar. Even assuming that the contents of the articles are false, mere error, inaccuracy or even falsity alone does not prove actual malice. Errors or misstatements are inevitable in any scheme of truly free expression and debate. Consistent with good faith and reasonable care, the press should not be held to account, to a point of suppression, for honest mistake or imperfections in the choice of language (Borjal vs. Court of Appeals). As laid down in the case of Bulletin Publication Corporation vs. Noel, 167 SCRA 255, “A newspaper should be free to report on events in which public has a legitimate interest, with minimum fear of being hurled in court in criminal or civil actions for libel, so long as the newspapers respects and keeps within the standards of morality and civility prevailing within the general community”. Respondent was merely moved by his sense of civic duty and prodded by his moral responsibility as a newspaperman, proceeded to report what he believed to be in good faith, matters of public concern and of general interest. WHEREFORE, the assailed resolution is hereby REVERSED and SET ASIDE. The City Prosecutor of Dumaguete City is directed to move for the withdrawal of the information for libel filed against respondent Ely P. Dejaresco and report the action taken hereon within ten (10) days from receipt hereof. SO ORDERED For the Secretary of Justice: ERNESTO L. PINEDA Undersecretary


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ing out. Press Club founding President Ely Dejaresco also confirmed the release of another half a million pesos (P500,000) from Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr which amount was received by Mayor Perdices. The money will be used to finance the multi-media system which the press club will acquire to serve the public’s need on public fora and concerts. City General Services chief Paul Honculada is asking for a specific title of the fund released in line with the multi media project. Earlier, President Arroyo released P1M for the landscaping of the building premises; Senator Pimentel released P500,000 for the fencing of the building which is now completed. Finally, the Dumaguete Press Club in its meeting last Thursday confirmed the appointment of City Tourism Chair and councilor Manuel “Chikiting” Sagarbarria as the club treasurer, he being a member of the BOD representing Station DYSR Killer Bee which he is head; and the appointment of Ms. Muffet Villegas as club secretary, as BOD member representing Greyhound Broadcasting of Foundation University. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT BY AGREEMENT AMONG HEIRS NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late PERLA G. MIRANDA, namely, Lazaro N. Labid, Silvestre, Gervacio, Mariano and Manuel, all surnamed Miranda have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement By Agreement Among Heirs on Lot 2606-I-1, Psd-28750, covered by TCT No. 15225, with an area of 750 sq.m.; Lot No. 2606-I2-B, Psd-48944 covered by TCT No. 15226 with an area of 247 sq.m., both situated in Dumaguete City; and a Cash and receivables from the GSIS and from the SSS, including one car, one pick-up vehicle, appliances and furniture per Doc. No. 318, Page No. 64, Book No. 54, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Atty. Herbert P. Timtim.

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The Negros Chronicle July 9, 16 & 23, 2006 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF EST ATE OF DECEASED ESTA PERSON AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late spouses RICARDO VIOLA and MAGDALENA VIOLA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate of Deceased Person and Sale on Lot No. 1495, Cad. 903, G-4, covered by Katibayan Ng Orihinal Na Titulo FV-37037, Free Patent No. 07462394-1697, situated in Balayagmanok, Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 2,044 sq.m., in favor to Rosemarie R. Ramos per Doc. No. 767, Page No. 77, Book No. VIII, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Atty. Leah Medina Nazareno.

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ne of our former city councilors once said “unsa gyu’y makita sa Dumaguete? Well…plenty, as far as tourism is concerned. He must be blind as a bat! We don’t only realize how blessed we are in this island. All we need to do is open our eyes to the beauty of our surroundings and be innovative enough in “packaging” our tourism assets. There are absolutely millions of dollars to be made just by allowing tourists to enjoy our natural tourist spots through managed Eco-Tourism. Government must realize that in the absence of industries, creating infrastructure to access our natural assets is the way to our economic salvation. But that is not all we have to offer. There is at the moment great demand for quality dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables throughout the world. Agriculturally based, we have plenty of land and farmers able to cultivate and process these agricultural products. Amidst all these wonderful assets and potentials, we have to be stupid if we can not turn these into millions of dollars. Crucial to this is government initiative and leadership. Our people’s

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he present generation has much to be thankful for and to celebrate. Science and technology have brought tremendous wonders and occurrences unknown in the past. Because of the free access and affordability of knowledge and information through the marvelous dominance of the computer and inter-net, our present generation is enamored with its ability to solve problems through technical know-how and political acumen. Our generation is so empowered with knowledge and intellectual abilities that even the idea of separation between the sacred and the secular has steadily grown and we, in the Philippines, may have a wrong and flawed concept of the doctrine of separation of church and state. How Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar easily people and their leaders escape the moral restraints of their worldly action by drawing vividly the sacred-secular divide.

Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements: ITEM

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) 1) PR # 495-06 – 14 units Cellphone w/ the ff. Specifications: P 254,999.92 • Dual Camera, Zoom • Built-in-Flash • Unified Web Browser • Wireless USB Modem via EGPRS or HSCSD • PC Connectivity via USB Cable or Blue tooth • Symbian 8 OS w/ MIDP Java 2 Support • 2.1” TFT Screen & automatic backlight adjustment • Built-in handsfree loudspeaker & vibra alert • Talk time: up to 6 hours • Stand by time: up to 8 hours To be taken from the General Fund. 2. P.R. # 537-06 – various fertilizers for Support Farmers increase farm yield to be taken from the 20% Dev’t. Fund, viz: * 400 bags Organic Fertilizer 42,000.00 * 190 bags 14-14-14 Fertilizer 133,000.00 * 150 bags Urea Fertilizer 143,250.00 Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRR-A of R. A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R. A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below 50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00 – P350,000.00 P350,001.00 – P500,000.00 P500,001.00 – P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above

- 0.5% but not less than P100.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00 Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on July 28, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman The Negros Chronicle July 16 & 23, 2006

SETTLEMENT AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Arturo Culi and Josefa CuliSaldonido, one of the heirs of the late spouses ESTEBAN DURAN and ELEUTERIA TORRES have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Sale on Lot No. 791-B, Psd-0703-006470, situated in Tanjay City, containing an area of 231 sq.m., in favor to Virginia CatacutanHildinger per Doc. No. 348, Page No. 71, Book No. VII, Series of 1992 of Notary Public Roy Graciano S. Lozano. The Negros Chronicle July 9, 16 & 23, 2006

What I understand of the constitutional doctrine of separation of CHURCH and STATE is that there should be no establishment of a STATE RELIGION or A STATE CHURCH and that matters of conscience and faith are without political and secular borders. On the other hand, the church could not exercise executive, legislative or judicial authority, nor can the church carry out the inherent powers of government namely: the police power, the power to tax and power of expropriation or eminent domain. It is unfortunate that many people, if not all, have brought the concept of separation, too much too far, that we have even secluded secular matters from the influence of the genuine standards of righteousness and made the WORD OF GOD an extra option if at all it was a choice. People by culture and tradition have established the standards of righteousness by wrongly applying the democratic principle of “the rule of the majority” thereby making righteousness a relative matter depending as to where the greater number will bend. It is rather obvious from the events that are unfolding before our eyes that the political component our decision-

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY

making as a people and nation is far more superior to that of the sacred and spiritual ingredient. People find comfort in bending with the majority even if it is wrong. Cheating and a lie are made right and correct by sheer number of approbation. In a supposedly Christian nation such as ours, the highest, majestic and final authority of determining righteousness is the WORD OF GOD. It is indeed ill-fated and regrettable that instead of people drawing themselves closer to the eternal standards of righteousness, they have chosen to glide away from it by a flawed understanding of the concept of separation of Church and State. Because of this faulty insight and perception, people and their leaders have regarded the SACRED WORD as an optional extra rather that the center and principal moving force that brings Glory and Honor to the omnipotent God and thereby gives true meaning and fulfillment to our human existence resulting to peace, progress and sustainable development. It is hoped that we can reorient ourselves to this new understanding of the concept of church-state separation. Let

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY

CASE NO.: 07-06-0410 (07-01-3431)

CASE NO.: 07-06-0412 (07-01-1922)

JULIETA BANDICO Applicant/s x- - - - - — - - - - - - - - -/

JAIME VERAN Applicant/s x- - - - - - - - - -/

N O T I C E Applicant is a grantee of Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a Filcab service on the line: Dumaguete City – Sibulan and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-01-3431 dated July 9, 2001. Applicant in this application requests authority to extend the validity of her CPC with the use of the same unit and to charge the rate authorized by the Board for this type of service. This application will be considered by the Regional Board on Aug. 11, 2006 at 8:00AM at its office Kiwanis Bldg., Dumaguete City on which date applicant/s shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least ten (10) days prior on the above date applicant/s shall publish this Notice in one (1) newspaper of general circulation in Cebu/Visayas and served by registered mail, copy of the application and this Notice to all operators affeParties opposed to the granting of the application, must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same applicant/s and if they so desire to appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its record, and the documentary evidence submitted by parties, unless the Board deem it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS, the HON. ROGELIO V. OSMEÑA, Regional Director, this 11th day of July, 2006.

N O T I C E Applicant is a grantee a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a Filcab service on the line: Dumaguete City – San Miguel, Bacong and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-01-1922 dated July 13, 2001. Applicant in this application requests authority to extend the validity of his CPC with the use of the same unit and to charge the rate authorized by the board for this type of service. This application will be considered by the Regional Board on August 11, 2006 at 8:00AM at its office, Kiwanis Bldg., Dumaguete City on which date applicant/s shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least ten (10) days prior on the above date applicant/s shall publish this Notice on one (1) newspaper of general circulation in Cebu/Visayas and served by registered mail, copy of the application and this Notice to all operators affected, as appearing in the attached list. Parties opposed to the granting of the application, must file their opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same applicant/s and if they so desire to appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its record, and the documentary evidence submitted by parties, unless the Board deem it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS, the HON. ROGELIO V. OSMEÑA, Regional Director, this 11th day of July, 2006.

(Sgd) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV

The Negros Chronicle July 16, 2006

it be a revelation that as we make the pages of the Bible the pages of our human lives, we can read God’s heart for the poor; his concern for justice; the power of community; the significance of prayer; the secrets of temperance, patience and forgiveness; the relevance of self-relinquishment of worldly wealth and power; and more importantly the meaning of love and brotherhood under the fatherhood of God. Henceforth, in all our undertakings as a people and nation, we call upon ourselves and our leaders to embrace the concerns of our Creator and Redeemer, and make them our own. This “subversive concept” that I now advocate will surely meet resistance, if not admonition and persecution from the ruling majority. But in closing, allow me to address my fellow minority who, like me, has not lost hope. “For God is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, you patiently endure unfair treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing right and are patient beneath the blows, God is pleased with you.” (1 Peter 2: 19-20)

(Sgd) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV

ATTY. JOSE DOUGLAS R. SANSON C.T.D.O. The Negros Chronicle July 16, 2006

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TS other name is clericalism. It refers to an unhealthy attitude that can affect both the clergy and laity. It’s when the roles of the clergy and the laity get blurred and confused, their distinction trespassed.

FR. ROY CIMAGALA

As a result the clergy is given undue importance, or an exaggerated social status and even political power. The laity also tends to be clericalized, or to have undue dependence on the clergy. This, in my view, is a problem we have to solve. What makes it more difficult is that it’s a problem that has something of a Trojan horse, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. For who would not welcome the idea of the clergy truly concerned also with earthly problems? Or for the laity to be close to the clergy? The Church herself wants priests and bishops to walk with their flock sharing

All of a sudden, they become experts about what form of government should be best for our country, about mining and gambling regulation. They even enter into questions whether a province should be divided or not. They have no qualms in declaring that such and such public official is lying and therefore should be ousted or impeached. Some go to the extent of going to Congress to exorcise it or to lead political rallies. Their language has deteriortated from one of proclamation to that of denunciation, from one where tones of charity, unity, understanding can be heard to one where

there’s a lot of imprudent aggressiveness, sarcasm and divisive insistence. On the other hand, we see laymen assuming more and more clerical roles. While some lay assistance is always needed to run Church offices and carry out parochial functions, a growing clerical mentality can also be observed. This consists of thinking that the lay faithful’s first and main duty is to be active in parishes and Church activities, often neglecting their duties at home and in the world. Some priests demand this kind of cooperation from some parishioners,

their joys and hopes, their problems and sorrows. And the Church also wants that there be an organic unity between the clergy and the laity. The problem is that the proper delineation of the roles to be played respectively by the clergy and the laity is not followed. It seems big segments of both the clergy and the laity do not have a clear mind about this distinction. Thus, at the moment there are many instances when the ugly face of clericalism is showing. For example, some bishops and priests are getting bolder in assuming partisan positions in socio-political issues.

often ostracizing these parishioners if they fail to cooperate. This is quite unfair. These clerics end up acting like petty kingpins in their territories. Some lay people, on the other hand, because of some failure in professional life, run to parishes seeking refuge. Of course, they should not be rejected, but they have to be encouraged to be more active in their proper field of responsibility. Of course, a worse case of clerical mentality is when some politicians and ideologues seek by hook or by crook the support of the clergy for their particular position in socio-political

issues. This phenomenon is getting rampant. The procession of pressure groups, whether from the left or from the left, to bishops’ offices to get their support is lamentable. They show a terrible tendency to use the Church in matters that are left to the free discussion of men. Of course, the media is not exempted from this sickness. They even enhance it, since in a way it helps to sell their papers. We need to have a clear mind about the roles of the clergy and the laity both in the Church and in the world. And we have to be quick to correct irregular situations of clericalism, which can pervert the nature of the Church as Christ founded it.

“If we are children, then we are heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16). “If by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live (8:10). “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (8:31). (Part II)

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second if in Romans is where the Apostle has writ Dr. PROCESO UDARBE ten: “If by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (8:13). Because of the word body, we train our thoughts right away on the sexual sins, but it is more inclusive than that. It refers to spiritual license spelled by the words: “I do what I want, and nobody can stop me.” St. Paul makes a list of examples of the deeds of the body in Colossians 3 that we must put to death (verses 5-8), but for us Christians there is a power that controls us. It is the power of the indwelling Spirit who indeed is the power of the living Christ in us and in our fellowship. I value hearing Princeton Chaplain Ernest Gordon speak at the Princeton Chapel on the experience of the prisoners during the war at the River Kwai (remember the great movie?) when he was their chaplain. He said: In our imprisonment, we experienced being reduced to skeletons , tortured and degraded to the status of animals… the prisoners hated, cursed, stole from each other…then came a spiritual awakening in this jungle Turn to page 10

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GOSPEL Mark 6:7-13

Jesus wants His disciples to live as simple a life as possible. He does not want them living the high life so to speak, but giving witness to the Gospel in all that they do. This is important as it is very easy to lose focus upon the Gospel when we become distracted by the situations in which we find ourselves. A true missionary will not be too concerned by the latter and so ensure that the former remains the focus of his or her life. e summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over un clean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them. So they went off and preached repentance. They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

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So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.” – Isaiah 28:18

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henever God calls us into a consecrated life, it is made up of four distinct stages. Christ often compared this process to building a house. First, we must prepare to build by laying a foundation. That foundation is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. Any foundation other than Christ will not stand. Second, as we enter a walk of faith with God, He allows each of us to experience trials, testings, miracles, and challenges in life that are designed to provide “faith experiences” that demonstrate tangible evidences of His work in our life: Moses’ burning-bush experience, Peter’s walk on the water, Joshua’s parting of the Jordan River. These experiences built the faith of these people. The depth and width of our calling is directly proportional to the faith experiences He allows in each of our lives. If God plans an international ministry with you, chances are you will experience a higher degree of faith experiences compared to another. The reason being, you will need to look on these to ensure your calling and provide testimony to His work in your life. The third stage deals with motives. “All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord” (Prov. 16:2). What is the motive Turn to page 9

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n fact, the Island of Negros is almost exactly 220 kilometers long. It is hard to understand how Povedano could have measured the island in 1572 by units equiva lent to those kilometers which were to be devised arbitrarily (i.e., a meter is 1/ 10,000,000 of the distance from the Equator to the North Pole through Paris), by a special committee of the French government only in 1799. Such remarks of this respected authority in Philippine history prove among many other points the fraudulent character of the so-called Povedano Manuscript. Unfortunately, it had been long accepted (even by scholars) as genuine. Not so long ago, in a corner at the Filipiniana division of the National Library in Manila, this writer caught a glimpse of William Henry Scott ploughing his way through old Spanish manuscripts. “A most ancient map?” of Buglas (Negros) Island Never would it be known that at 72 this renowned historian working as a missionary comments on the Povedano journey and sea voyage in Northern Luzon would die a 1572 map of Negros: “The amongst them the year few moths later in October map’s Latin cartouche has 1572.’ “Of the 25 places named, 1993, but his writings would been translated as ‘Geocontinue to live on. Among his graphical map describing the most easily recognized are Ilog, Himaymaylan, fifteen books and countless the voyage which he the ilscholarly articles about the lustrious encomendero Binalbagan, Hinigaran and country was Prehispanic Diegus Lope Povedano of Marayo (Pontevedra) on the source materials for the study Buglas Island and shores northwest coast, with little of Philippine History, (196pp). for his Majesty the King and standing crosses drawn in the Turn to page 10 In it, he made some Spain made on our land


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Church has ... From page 4 am Sorry” TV appearance of the denial in public of the infamous Comelec chair Mr. Garci of electoral fraud. The Church continues to encourage the “search for the truth” but no longer has any belief in the credibility of the “legal” impeachment process. Because such process depends on the preponderance of partisan numbers, rather than an objective strike at the core of the truth, the Church rightly feels this will only be unproductive and even deepen the division and dissension among people and distrust of politicians. In a dramatic move, the CBCP instead endorsed groups like Kapatiran and “One Voice” to pursue truth as long as they do not become partisan. Four, the Church unabashedly slammed the COMELEC by urging erring officials there to resign or that they be prosecuted. As we all know some “commissioners” there had been implicated in the anomalous, though aborted billion-peso computerization project and the 2004 presidential elections. The principle espoused by the

Church here is very clear. It is the continued belief that our electoral system must ensure that laws are made and implemented by men we freely elected into office. A dirty COMELEC makes a mockery of so-called elections or plebiscite. That much is clear. Five, the Church minced no words in condemning the extra-judicial killings of journalists, social activist and suspected Reds by what it termed “ultra rightists” even as it also condemned the forceful taxation of the rebels. The Church also made a commentary in defense of the environment, apparently referring to the Lafayette controversy on the Rapu Rapu mining incident in Albay. Finally, the Church placed Her firm imprimatur in “people empowerment” which loosely means people, not structures and an elite power group, must determine the destiny of nations. Very clearly and in terms that are going to send chills through the spine of some government officials, the Church has taken an official, activist stance on secular matters affecting her flock in those five issues above. Though the Church can never replace the State, the CBCP took comfort in part

behind my actions? Is it only financial accumulation? Is it to gain control? Is it to create independence? The primary motive must be God’s leading you to take such an action - it must be obedience. These other factors must be byproducts of the decision. Finally, we are prepared to take action. Here we must ask, “Do we have the skill, quality, and ability to enter into this activity?” So often we have not trained ourselves adequately to be successful in our endeavor. You would never want someone working on your teeth who had not been trained and certified as a dentist. Before you begin your next project, ask yourself these four questions. What is the foundation this project is based on? What experiences has God demonstrated in my life that indicate His involvement? What is my motive for entering this activity? Do I have the skill, quality, and ability to accomplish the task? Answering these questions will tell you whether God will bless your activity.

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of the “Deus as Caritas” encyclical of the new Pope:” The Church cannot and must not remain in the sidelights in the fight for justice. She has to play Her part through rational argument and she has to reawaken her spiritual energy, without which justice which will always demand for sacrifice, cannot prevail and prosper.” The Catholic Church has spoken. All parishes and every faithful must try to understand the implications of the Pastoral Letter. One must never practice the “supermarket mentality” in viewing these thoughts spoken ex cathedra. Like only choosing those that please us and rejecting those that do not. It is making of our faith an exercise in relativism - so seductive in this permissive society today. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE SALE and PARTITION

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late CATALINO V. NOEL have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate Sale and Partition on Lot No. 147-C, TCT No. 135; Lot No. 1157-B, TCT No. T-4737; Lot No. 1157-A, TCT No. T-4358; Lot No. 3-B, TCT No. T-875; Lot No. 1658, TCT No. T7272; and Lot No. 216-E-1, TD No. 99-17-007-0168 in favor to Ma. Regina Natasha Angelica NoelSolon and Bernice Michelle NoelDuque per Doc. No. 220, Page No. 45, Book No. XXXIV; Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Arturo M. Dupio. The Negros Chronicle July 2, 9 & 16, 2006

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLETION CONFIRMATION MENT AND CONFIRMA OF PREVIOUS DONA TION DONATION NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late FELIZA ZAMORA, BRAULIO ZAMORA, FERMIN ZAMORA, FLORA ZAMORA, BRUNO ZAMORA; PONCIANO DIPUTADO, CIRIACO ZAMORA, FERNANDO ZAMORA and GERONIMA ZAMORA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Confirmation of Previous Donation on Lot No. 2079, covered by OCT No. OV-9342, situated in Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, in favor of the Donee Geronima Z. Antiquiera per Doc. No. 04, Page No. 01, Book No. XXII, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Jose A. Abiera. The Negros Chronicle July 9, 16 & 23, 2006

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o man is an island entire of itself. Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls – it tools for thee.” ——————————

With your kind indulgence I anchor once again my subject on these immortal lines of English poet and clergyman John Donne. As many of you know, these lines were further immortalized by the great Ernest Hemingway in his novel about the Spanish civil war. —————————— For whom the bell tolls? Last Wednesday it tolled. While attending a meeting of the Rotary Club of Dumaguete-South, past President Willes Matiao informed me that he had just received a text message that Atty. Jose Teng, a colleague in the Integrated Bar, passed away in Manila. It was shocking. I used to confer with him on a case we were both handling. We mourn his passing and condole with his family. Our prayer and sympathy. —————————— As we go on with our daily lives it is this kind of sad, painful and shocking news that jerks us into consciousness about our mortality – a fact we often forget and take for granted. Even as we all are resigned to it and have accepted death as inevitable, every time it rears its ugly head we get the shock of our lives. ——————————-

All of us must go in our own time. This is given. Accepted. But whether we are prepared for it is another matter. Some of us are given by our Lord time to mend broken fences in our lives. Some. Not all as you can see. ——————————Many of us have wealth, power and good health for now. And with these some of us behave as if we will live forever. For those of us who are honed in towards selffulfillment – whatever this means to you – have we asked these questions to ourselves? Is this our piece of God’s earth now a better place to live in because we are around and we made it so? Or is it a miserable place now because we have abused it in the citadel of our power as we wallow in the quagmire of our wealth? Are we forgetting that these too, shall pass away in their time? —————————— We are awed by our Lord’s omnipotence over our humanity over our mortality. He and He alone knows our respective ends of our roads. He and He alone knows how and when we are to keep our rendezvous in that watershed. No detour, mind you. Just

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dead-end with all its finality. ——————————— As we join in requiem for those whom the Lord have called in advance and are now in peace with Him, we hear the bell tolls with these caveats – our wealth, our power, our perceived good health notwithstanding. ———————————For whom the bell tools? It tolls not for our loved ones who have just left us; it tolls for all of us left behind still searching for meanings and reasons for our being; reminding all of us that we are next in the innumerable caravan towards our final destination. Are we ready and prepared?

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Applicants Vendor/Vendee request approval of sale and transfer of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a Filcab service on the line: DOWNTOWN-BAGACAY-JUNOBTALAY-CADAWINONAN-UPPER SOUTH BALUGO HABITAT II, with the use of one (1) unit, under Case No. 07-01-1401 dated July 13, 2001. Applicant Vendee in this application requests authority to extend the validity of the CPC on the same route and with the use of the same unit, and to charge the rate authorized by the Board for this type of service. This application will be considered by the Regional Board on July 20, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at its office, J. King Bldg., J. C. Briones St., Recl., Area, CC on which date applicant/s shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least five (5) days prior on the above date applicant/s shall publish this Notice on one (1) newspaper of general circulation in Cebu/Visayas and served by registered mail, copy of the application and this Notice to all operations affected, as appearing in the attached list. Parties opposed to the granting of the application, must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same applicant/s and if they so desire to appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its record, and the documentary evidence submitted by parties, unless the Board deem it necessary to receive additional documentary and / or oral evidence. WITNESS, the HON. ROGELIO V. OSMEÑA, Regional Director, this 10th day of July, 2006. (Sgd) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV

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Sunday ... From page 8 hell. Chaplain Gordon further said that, led by a few stalwart Christians, the prisoners built a church——a nipa-hut type of a church. Gordon called it a Church of the Spirit. About it, he said: It was the throbbing heart which gave life to the camp and transformed it from a mass of frightened men into a loving fellowship. The inbreathing Holy Spirit enabled my men to live nobler lives, to be kind to each other, to be patient and loving. Such is what is meant by St. Paul’s words: “If by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live” and, let me add, even in the here and now. In fact it has been the experience of many that they have not embraced Christianity until they have come to distinguish between right and wrong according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote particu-

William ... From page 8 general areas of Himamaylan, Pontevedra and Bacolod. (What these crosses represent is not clear since there were only ten priests in the Philippines in 1572 and none of them were stationed in Negros.) “The tip of Cebu and the Island of Siquihor (with its name entered in parentheses below the older name, Anunipay), and Mount Canlaon are also shown. Decorations include a compass rose, a coconut tree and a collection of native weapons, one four-legged animal, two birds, two fish and one mermaid, and seven little boats with the larly to those who are seeking a Spirit-filled and –guided life: Whenever you pray for spiritual guidance, pray secretly within yourself. If you are far from a house of prayer, don’t trouble yourself seeking for one, for you yourself are a sanctuary designed by God for prayer. (To be continued)

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unusual rigging of two masts each carrying one square sail circumnavigating the island on a dotted line. “A curious feature of the map is its scale—‘leuea linea’—according to which the Island of Negros is approximately 220 leueas from north to south. If leuea is meant to be the Spanish legua of Povedano’s day, this is a spectacular error, for his contemporary, Diego de Artiega, says the island is 45 leguas long, and Legazpi’s own pilot, Esteban RodrÍguez, sailed around it in 100 leguas. “Blair and Robertson give the value of the legua in 1573 as 4.2 miles (i.e., 6.8 kms.), though an actual plotting of sailing directions in the Visayas recorded in the accounts of

Their father asked them what they wanted for their birthday. Both boys asked for a horse. There father decided to teach them a small lesson about life. He gave Bill a beautiful little horse, but all Al got was a big room full of horse manure. After a few hours the father went to check on his sons. He found Bill sitting on the ground crying his eyes out. The father asked his son, “What is wrong? Why are you crying? You have this beautiful horse to ride” Bill looked up and sobbed, “The horse is going to die. I know the horse is going to die” The father went to see his other son. He found Al laughing and happily digging through the horse manure. The father said, “How can you be so happy

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the 1570’s give an average of 5.6 kms. Or if this leuea is the old Gallic leuga from which the medieval British mile was derived, it would be the equivalent of 2.07 kms.

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wrongdoing against the Government. What is prohibited by the principle of separation between Church and State is when churches involve themselves in the exercise of substantial governmental powers. It does not include that situation when the CBCP makes a suggestion that the investigation of allegations of electoral fraud in the last Presidential election should be pursued, so the truth will come out. The voice of the Church is worth listening and responding to. It is a voice proceeding from the “purest principles of morality”. After all, we are a Christian country with a Constitution whose preamble

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Dumaguete: CONVENTION CITY

The Board of Trustees of SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY announces with pleasure the appointment of

DR. BEN S. MALAYANG III as its Twelfth University President and his

INVESTITURE The first ever convention center to rise in the province of Oriental Negros with 2000seating capacity is expected to be finished by October this year, in time for the Overseas Filipinos Convention. Negrenses working abroad will come home for a tourist-oriented vacation and witness the Buglasan festival. Twenty-four hour work shift is being done to finish this P100-million DBP-financed project, a legacy left behind by Gov. Arnaiz and Rep. Macias team. Its roofing, cooling and sound system is to be installed soon. (DEMS DEMECILLO)

on Monday, 28th August 2006 3:00 in the afternoon at the Claire Isabel Mc Gill Luce Auditorium Silliman University

A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE.

PD COMMANDER TURNS 45.

CAPITOL COMPUTER LITERACY CRASH COURSE will be taken by capitol executives headed by no less than Gov. Arnaiz, Vice Gov Baldado, provincial board members and department heads on July 20-23 courtesy of TESDA. Admission is the beginning of wisdom. Having admitted their inadequacies, Capitol will soon rise to progressive strides if they only continue to grow in wisdom. Computer literacy will stagnate and deteriorate if not practiced everyday. (DEMS)

Looking fit and trim, Col. Ramon Melvin “Omar” Buenafe, PNP provincial director (left) turned 45 last Wednesday. His special guests included CSupt Silverio Alarcio Jr, regional PNP director R7; SSupt Edward Carranza, R6 of region 7; PCI Ludovico Cutaran, logistics, R7; and Alex Bejec, aide-de-camp of Alarcio. Wishing him well at the Blue Wave Resort were members of the public and civic officialdom, judges and fiscals, and all officers and men detailed at the provincial headquarters. (DEMECILLO)

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Chasing game...

INVIT ATION TO APPL Y FOR ELIGIBILIT Y AND TO BID INVITA APPLY ELIGIBILITY

game originated in the 60’s in the United States where college students throw pie dishes. From then on, Frisbee is now being played all over the world especially in the beaches. One good thing about this sport is it can be self-refereeing. (MJC)

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The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the hereunder requirements: ITEM

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC)

1) PR # 497-06- various construction materials for Repair and Maintenance of Roads, Highway and Bridges to be taken from the the General Fund 2) PR # 500-06 – various const. materials for Rehabilitation of P.T. Villanueva Highway (Looc Section) to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund. 3) PR # 501-06 – various const. materials for Rehabilitation of P.T. Villanueva Highway (Okiot Section) to be taken from 20% Dev.t. Fund. 4) P.R. # 502-06 – various const. materials for Bridging of Tamogong River to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund. 5) P.R. # 508-06- various const. materials for Rehabilitation of City Streets and Drainage at Brgy. I to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund 6) P.R. # 510-06 – various const. materials for Rehabilitation Bais-Cabanlutan Road to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund. 7) P.R. # 512-06 – various const. materials for Rehabilitation of City Streets and Drainage at Brgy. II to be taken from 20% Dev’t. Fund. 8) P.R. # 559-06 – various const. materials for Const. of Deepwells at various brgys. to be taken from the General Fund. 9) P.R. # 560-06 – various const. materials for Rehabilitation of P.T. Villanueva Highway (Capiñahan Section) to be taken from the 20% Dev’t. Fund.

P 177,775.00 75,198.28 75,198.28 41,743.28 153,175.00 126,563.50 210,945.00 85,520.00

75,198.28 ———------=—————P1,021,316.62 ================== Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRR-A of R. A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R. A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: TOTAL

Below 50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00 – P350,000.00 P350,001.00 – P500,000.00 P500,001.00 – P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above

- 0.5% but not less than P100.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00

Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on July 28, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

The Negros Chronicle July 16 & 23, 2006

(Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman

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MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER

Living under Limited Time As a broadcast-journalist, I am documenting my battle with the Big C as I journey with the Lord in what could be my ultimate trial. I also write about my co-combatants against the Big C, hoping that our readers will know what it is like to be blessed by the Lord worth acknowledging. Please email me your feedbacks.

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iving under pressure of limited time gives me an insatiable desire to make everyday count. My day is Local archers ... fuelled with passion to teach. I want to share MUFFET DOLAR-VILLEGAS From page 16 everything worthwhile that I have learned in e-mail me: and Cagayan de Oro’s life with my students. Blue_bell57@yahoo.com Golden Arrow archery team. Thirty archers from Metro Manila are expected to participate in the shooting showdown that will be held in the SU archery range. The SU Dumaguete Archery Club is the only archery Club in Oriental Negros. It also has the most number of archers in the team. This year, the team is composed of 55 archers, 16 of whom were sent to compete in the National Archery Open last month. “My archers could really compete nationally, and I am so happy that we garnered the highest medals for the team,” said archery coach Ruel Merto. Last month’s competition was part of the Philippine Olympic Festival, a competition participated in by some archers from the Philippine team. Merto said that his three archers bested some players of the Philippine team. By keeping their eyes on the bull’s eye, the team’s arrows came ablaze with accuracy that led them to win 11 golds, 17 silvers, and 4 bronze. The team participated in the re-curve, standard, cadet and junior categories. Philippine team Mark Javier who played in the recurve category led the team to the National Championship in Subic’s competition. Javier will also be leaving for Kuala Lumpur to compete in the Asia Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Gerard Laguardia also in the recurve category won bronze in the individual shooting. Silver medalist for individual play Crisabel Merto had the time to gain applause in the cadet category, a competition participated in by archers, 12 years and below. Junior archer Joshua Diao gained a silver for himself. (MJC) DEED OF SALE OF REGISTERED LAND NOTICE is hereby given that CRISTINE C. TAN, represented by her attorney-in-fact, CHERYL T. GONZALES have filed and executed a Deed of Sale of Registered Land on Lot No. 3860-C, Psd-131354, being a portion of Lot 3860, covered by TCT No. T-30896, situated in San Antonio, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 10,000 sq.m. in favor to Felix T. Molas and Justine Faye Carmel Molas per Doc. No. 75, Page No. 15, Book No. 254, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Deogracias A. Eltanal. The Negros Chronicle July 9, 16 & 23, 2006

I’m on my seventeenth month and counting. My hair has grown much thicker than ever before I got bald. The picture you see in this column was taken last year during my second chemotherapy when I had to wear a wig. The one on page 5 is my natural thick hear now. Isn’t God amazing? I love to watch my college students get excited as they go on air for the first time. They become mesmerized with wonder that they can actually do a newscast and handle a radio show. I teach Broadcast Journalism, and handle the programming aspect of Greyhound 101, the FM station of Foundation University where I’ve taught for four years now. I host a two-hour full of contemporary Chris-

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NOTICE OF PUBLICA TION PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CRESTITA DAMIAGO YOSORES has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from EPI /// TITA to CRESTITA in /// TITA ALBINA the birth certificate of EPI DAMIAGO who was born on FEBRUARY 6, 1972 at DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL and whose parents are JULITO DAMIAGO and LEODIGARIA ALBINA Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 17 JULY 2006. (Sgd) RUPERTA G. BAGUASAN, CCR City/Municipal Civil Registrar The Negros Chronicle July 9 & 16, 2006

tian music program every Sunday morning, where I share different stories about ordinary people with extraordinary faith and about God’s amazing world. When I get so tired, I find time to rest. The beauty with the people I work with is that they are very supportive, understanding and kind. You want to work in an ambiance of genuine smiles and friendliness. I try to balance rest and work. Too much of anything is not good. I just want to be useful for as long as it takes. My friends in school are worried when I’m still around after office work. Where do I get such energy? I find God’s strength in my weakest moments. When I doubt whether or not I can make it, He reminds me that He is

strong. His yoke is light. I can bring everything before Him and say…Please take over. And He does all the time. Today, my husband and I are going back to Cebu City for my check up. My routine check up is every four months now. As usual, I go through scans, ultrasounds, xrays and tests. These are some realities I have to face and accept as part of life. As human, I am afraid of results. I cannot change many things. But I can change my attitude on how to face every blow. I believe in conventional medicines, nutritional supplements, and a healthy lifestyle. I also believe in miracles and God’s provisions.

NO TIME

for GOD ?

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do, Must hurry off and get to work, For bills would soon be due. And so I rattled a hurried prayer, Jumped up from off my knees. My Christian duty now was done, My soul could be at ease. All through the day I had no time, To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends, They’d laugh at me I feared. This Breakfast NO TIME, NO TIME, so much to do, could yet change That was my constant cry. NO TIME to give to those in need; your Life.

BCBP

At last, t’was time for me to die…. And when before the Lord I came, I stood with downcast eyes, With his hands He held a book, T’was the BOOK OF LIFE. He looked into the book and said, “Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Nicolas T. Duran, one of the heirs of the late spouses ESTEBAN DURAN and ELEUTERIA TORRES have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Sale on Lot No. 791-B, Psd-07-03006470, situated in Tanjay City, containing an area of 231 sq.m., in favor to Virginia Catacutan-Hildinger per Doc. No. 125, Page No. 26, Book No. XVI, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Teopisto T. Calumpang, Jr. The Negros Chronicle July 9, 16 & 23, 2006

Efren Bata ... From page 16 tournaments. He is also known as a “magician” in pool circles. He rose to prominence in 1985 and in 1994 he became the first non-American to win the 19th US Open 9-ball Championship. He defeated the legendary Nick Varner. He

ranked no. 1 in the world from 1995 until today. Efren gave us the proudest moments in billiards,” said billiards godfather Aristeo “Putch” Puyat. Other RP delegates Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Marlon Manalo, and US-based Jose “Amang” Parica make up Bata’s team. Bata who has made a recent victory in the Vietnam leg 2006 San Miguel beer Asian 9-ball Tour is reported to be confident about the coming IPT.

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* Dgte. Water District Luncheon Meeting 11:00am-1:00pm Joshua 2 * Noreco 1 and SGV Luncheon Meeting 10:30am-2:00pm Jordan 3 ———————----------------------------------------* Pro’l Solid Waste Mgt. Board Meeting 9:00pm-5:00pm Joshua 1 * BIARSP Live in Seminar 8:00am-8:00pm Agape ———————----------------------------------------* BIARSP Live in Seminar 8:00am-8:00pm Agape ———————----------------------------------------* Jesus Loves You Prayer Meeting 6:00pm-8:00pm Jordan 3 * BIARSP Live in Seminar 8:00am-8:00pm Agape * Nestle Live Out Seminar 8:00am-4:00pm Jordan 2 * PRISM Chemonics Meeting 1:00pm-5:00pm Joshua 2 ———————----------------------------------------* DCC Fellowship 8:00pm-10:00pm Jordan 3 * Nestle Live Out Seminar 8:00am-4:00pm Jordan 2 * BIARSP Live in Seminar 8:00am-8:00pm Agape * Unilab/UAP Round Table Discussion 6:00pm-8:00pm Joshua 2 ———————----------------------------------------* NOMS General Assembly 11:00am-3:00pm Joshua 1&2 * Tacandron-Gornez Wedding Reception 4:00pm-7:00pm Jordan 1&2 * Enhance Immigration 9:30am-11:30am Agape ---------------------------------------------------------------* Jesus Loves You Fellowship 9:30am-11:30am Agape

From page 16 SEA Games bronze medalists are doing their best in training to qualify in the tournament. The two are expecting a good chance in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, wishing toss points to their scoresheets in Korean Beach Volleyball Tourna-

Business Contribution and Charitable donation to the City of Bacolod and Negros Occidental. Mabuhay kayo Kapitan. Sa ginawang Survey ng inyong lingkod ang Anchorman sa isa sa pinakikinggan na Radio Program Democracy In Action” Over DYRB 540 khz. sa Mambaling, Cebu City na maririnig tuwing 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lunes at Martes, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Miyerkules, Huwebes at Biyernes 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Sabado, sa ating mga listen-

racy) dahil ang fight against communism ay hindi lang Military at Police kundi kailangan rin ang mga Civilian. Pero marami rin ang ayaw sa Total War against the CPP – NPA kasi baka ang mga inosenteng mga magsasaka (Farmers) ang magiging biktima sa Crossfire between the Military and Police vs. CPPNPA. Congratulations to my friend, a very controversial media practitioner, Chairman of the board of the

ment in order to qualify for the Olympics set Aug. 4 to 6 in Seoul, South Korea. Also sending teams to the event, are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and USA. “It was a very huge

opportunity for our players to get more experience in honing their skills as a team. Diane and Heidi are really determined to represent our country in as many international tournaments as possible para maipakita na kaya ding mag-excel ng mga Pilipino sa beach volleyball,” Camangian said.

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World cup ... From page 16 vidual and collective performances all throughout the Cup. For being a good sport during the Cup, Brazil and Spain were given the FIFA Fair Play award. Germany’s goal keeper Miroslav Klose got an amazingly Golden Adidas Shoe award for sending 5 goals to the posts that made Germany move into the 3rd place. Gillete Best Young Player was awarded to Lukas Podolski (Germany) who scored three goals and for contributing boundless energy to his team. Portugal was named the most entertaining team presented by Yahoo! The award was decided upon by the FIFA World Cup.com’s users. They declared Luiz Felipe Scolari of Portugal had set their pulses racing more than any other team.


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Danao Guns ... From page1 quest at the PNP HQ and charged with 17 counts of illegal possession of firearms. Each count is bailable at P20,000. The two suspects were overheard saying that “bason tabangan mi ni mayor, ug dili, priso gyud mi.” (We hope Mayor help us out, if not then we will be imprisoned.) They did not say which mayor. PNP director Buenafe said that with such boldness in transshipping the hot guns, he believes that this has been going on unabated and god knows how many smuggled guns are now proliferating in the city and province. Prominently noticed were two automatic 9mm pistols which same model had been used in several vigilante-style killings in the city of known hoodlums. This prompted the PNP to suspect the presence of liquidators of underground characters in the civilian community. Although he would not thank the vigilante-style killings of known hoodlums, Buenafe said that the PNP will continue to pursue criminality under the rules, and the rule of law. Buenafe released the following guns and their serial numbers hoping that should it be made as a de-

fense that such number is a duplicate of a legitimately issued-firearm, he forewarned that these were among the seized items: SEIZED WERE: One (1) piece Pistol Colt Cal. 45 SN 176591 with magazine; one (1) piece Revolver Armscor Cal .38 SN 96143; five (5) pieces Pistol Colt Cal .45 without magazines, Serial Numbers: 795241, 651853, 538172, 713569; one (1) piece Pistol Caspian Cal .45 Sn 793512; one (1) piece Pistol Llama Nickel Cal .380 SN382415 with magazines; one (1) piece KG9 Inter-Dynamic Miami FL; one (1) piece Pistol Cal .45 Safari, SN 135671; three (3) pieces Pistol Colt, Serial Numbers: 1586212, 156731, 129613; three (3) pieces Pistol Caspian Cal .45 Serial Numbers: 614793, 953817, 526431; one (1) piece KG9 Intratec Submachinegun with silencer SN 975631; two (2) pieces KG9 magazines; and one (1) piece KG9 silencer. ARRESTING OFFICERS : P/Insp Lorenzo Abella, SPO4 Rico Gravador, SPO3 Dario Destrito, SPO1 Rhuel Piñero, SPO1 Modesto Delfin, PO2 Glenn Gregana, PO1 Aide Medalla Gonzales, and Herbert Bacal.

Curfew: two ... Militant solon ... From page 1 This means, those violating the curfew ordinance will no longer be punishable . Instead, they will have to be remanded to some rehabilitation by the social welfare department which until now does not have any money nor budget to implement the same. Policemen are also fearful in implementing the Curfew ordinance because of the new law banning the imprisonment of minors. So what does City Hall do? Simple: Scrap or implement. Period. Either they will quickly allocate funds to build a modest rehab center, or run the risk of violating the new law. Trouble is, Manila may not yet have disseminated the implementing rules. So how can Dumaguete implement? Meanwhile, the youth continue to roam the streets even up to the morning, police hardly can do anything to stop them, in fact we have yet to hear if anyone was convicted for violating the curfew ordinance at all. And looking at the police files, minors and juveniles continue to be the logbook stars in crime reports. So how do you put minors to sleep after 10 o’clock p.m.? Don’t ask me.

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follow the mob. The gathering was made in coordination with the league of student governments and presidents of Dumaguete. Casino did a lot of explaining his militant position to a very inquisitive audience Some government officials especially politicians sounded to play ball with militants hoping not to irk them since elections are coming in 2007. Casino warned that if there will be a federal form of government the party list in congress will be abolished and there will be no more representatives coming from the marginalized sectoral groups in the country.

Mayor cracks ... From page 1 income aside from his traditional income. There are employees, skilled ones, who accept outside jobs as a “sideline” including network selling and those who accept drafting building plans and those who act as fixers to facilitate the movement of their business papers., in exchange of financial fees. Emphasizing hard times, Perdices said that with a still disapproved budget, the city cannot realize its P13M additional budget unless the old IRA of P134,000 from the city is increased , it cannot fund vital infrastructures. Thus the city executive is appealing to all city hall employees to be vigilant “in helping and detection of employees engaged in various forms of official corruption in the course of their official duties no matter how small.”

DAR valuation ... From page 1 is taking jurisdiction of the case! Picked by the Commission on Human Rights, its local director Jessie Cañete showed the CHRONICLE how the office of the Ombudsman is likely to take jurisdiction\ on this graft-laden case.

This case is old as two years in the waiting. Over 400 hectares of land in Manggulod, Sta Catalina was initially valuated at P12M for sale to its owners who voluntarily surrendered the land to CARP beneficiaries. However, Manggulod farmer beneficiaries of said lot covering the Belen Locsin estate and its case vs. Ramon Pabro et al per records of the Ombudsman were later on valuated at P24M and then up to P36M to the latest . Farmers protested saying , no such major improvement like coconut and sugar plantation are there contrary to the reports. Eventually, it is the farmer beneficiaries who will repay these accountability. Farmers thru CHR

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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS (From page 2) cover? And if so, by just saying it, is it a crime?

There is a grain of credence when the defender says that as long as “withdrawal of support” is only in words, and no overt action is done to make good such announcement, then of what good is it? But the question is: if indeed, the words were spoken, documented for such purpose, and made with all intentions to carry out such words, then what is it but an overt act in itself? If supervening events prevened the execution of their spoken, words what power did the words have? Did it constitute a crime? In the statute books, “I will kill you” is considered a grave threat and is a crime. But are the words: “ we will withdraw our support” from President Arroyo, spoken by soldiers, considered a clear and present danger, a grave security threat, much more, an act of mutiny , if not a coup? The announcement is aggravated by the fact that the words “withdrawal of support” were spoken by strongly suspected renegade soldiers who were reported to be bent on staging a coup, and “withdrawing support” from their commander-in-chief, and who further documented their announcement for such purpose. Looks like an overt act of mutiny, not yet exactly or necessarily a coup. But the crucial thing is the “declaration of disobedience, disloyalty,” failed to execute the same because the movants and the plot were discovered, aborted and neutralized ,—— then what is it? Is a failed coup a crime in the absence of an overt act? Is mere un-aired video announcement constitute an overt act? Looks like because during the time of Marcos, his act of announcing the declaration of Martial Law was done simultaneously with raids and arrests all over Metro Manila. But really, this case of General Lim whose overt act of announcing withdrawal of support from his commander-in-chief, is an interesting case for the books. It will surely be subjects of bar exam questions. Since he will be charged appropriately, let us see what kind of charges will be slapped on him. Abangan!

Agrarian Justice ... From page1 Undersecretary Narciso B. Nieto delivering the message of DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman at the Multi – Purpose Hall, Silliman University. At the end of workshop, the participants increased their sensitivity to the plight of the vulnerable sectors of the agrarian society, like the marginal farmers and landless agricultural workers and their families. They gained a better understanding and appreciation of how agrarian reform seeks to improve their situation in the context of social justice desk Jessie Cañete got a reply from the Ombudsman investigator Alvin Cañares saying that the Ombudsman “found grounds to proceed with criminal and administrative investigation” against the respondent Pabro under case OMB VC 040349-G and OMB VA 04-0308-G.

provision of the Philippines Constitution. They understood how agrarian reform is implemented, and the legal disputes that arise out of its implementation. The lecturers were, Former Member, 1986 Constitutional Commission Christian S. Monsod; Assistant Secretary, DAR Adjudication Board Augusto Quijano; DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Renato F. Herrera; and Associate Justice, Court of Appeals Jose L. Sabio, Jr.

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Chasing game of the ultimate disc

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sport fad that dominates some cities in Metro Manila is becoming more played in this University town. Ultimate Frisbee is being organized in Silliman University with different participants coming from Foundation University and Saint Paul University. Frisbee will surely es- allow students to indulge and tablish a good bond among enjoy a college sport like students, maintaining sports- Frisbee. It is a non-contact manship among the players. game with 7 players in a A great mix of sports team chasing the ‘disc”. The like soccer, and football, will Turn to page 12

FRISBEE is a popular game in parks and wide landscapes. This is played by swinging the plate farthest from the player as can be, until it flies back to sender. This started in the U.S. when kids, after being full after a sumptuous pie, swing the cartoon plates around until it became what is now known as FRISBEE.

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taly’s Azzurri domination of the FIFA World Cup 2006 inspired 30-billion audience worldwide after settling with penalty kicks against France’s Les Bleus that led them to win the most prized golden trophy in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany last Sunday. Italy defender Fabio Grosso rifled some of the Azzurri’s winning spot kicks to seal the 5-3 victory over France. It was Italy’s first time to drop a goal from a penalty shoot-out in four attempts that led them to their fourth FIFA World Cup crown from years 1934, 1938, 1982. But its not only Italy who captured the smiles of the football fans. Before France’s Capt. Zinedine Zidane leaves his career, FIFA will hand him the Adidas Golden Ball Award, the greatest individual award given to a footballer whose magnetic distribution efforts had been shown right from the beginning of the game. He was also named as the best player of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Italy also garnered the MasterCard All Star team award for having shown indi

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Local Archers see action on Aug 18-20 A BY MELODY JUNE T. CARINO

fter harvesting 32 medals in the National Archery Open in Subic, Pampanga on June 18-26, the Silliman University Dumaguete Archery Club will have a chance again to show off their guts on August 18-20. The SU archery club will be inviting archery teams from Metro Manila, Cebu,

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RP beach tossers goes to South Korea

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outheast Asian Games bronze medalists Heidi Ilustre and Diane Pacua will be competing in the Korean Beach Volleyball Tournament, a preparation for the coming Doha Asian Games. According to Rustico Camangian, national beach volleyball coach, the two

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Skippers Fabio Canavarro of Italy and Zinedine Zidane of France fight for the ball and ultimately the honor of lifting the most coveted trophy in world football - the World Cup. Italy won on penalties while Zidane was voted best player of World Cup 2006 despite being sent off in extra time. FIFA has launched its investigation on the events leading to his controversial red card.

EFREN BATA another Pinoy World sensation in Billiards

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he most success ful athlete in billiards history, Efren “Bata” Reyes, has continued to carve his name in the minds of pool lovers around the world. We will be seeing Reyes’ magic again in targeting the 9 balls to its right place in the International Pool Tour (IPT) Finals at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 23 to 30 with a $350-thousand pool purse to take home. Angeles City native Efren “Bata” Reyes is considered as the strongest RP pool delegate in international

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Natural Hot Spring Swimming Pool Airplane Restaurant Catering • Parties Call: 424-0560

WORLD RENOWN billiards king EFREN “BATA” REYES continues to perfect his event by improving his shots in every game he plays. From a simple estambay sa kanto (a loiterer on a city square), Efren Bata because of his persistence, patience, determination and vision, has made it to the top of the world of billiards.

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Quarry sa Bacong

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POLITIKA SA BACONG

Si Mayor RudolfoYee sa Bacong (wala) ug ang iyang Besi Mayor Lenin Alviola perming nagkasumpaki mahitungod sa tresurero sa Bacong nga wala maka liquidate sa uno punto utso milyonis ka pesos nga nagasto ubos sa administrasyon ni Alviola, si Alviola nag depender kang tresurero Zamora apan si mayor Yee mahingusganon nga mi mentenar nga si tresurero Zamora dili una magpadayon hangtod mahuman ang iyang imbistigasyon sa Department of Finance apan ubos sa tanan pamolitika lamang tungod kay si Alviola gusto na usab mo puli ni Yee isip mayor sa Bacong

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GILUBA!

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adakpan ang suspik nga si Rowenly Vallispin 23 anyus nga lumolupyo sa sityo Ilalan Brgy.Yupisan Pamplona Oriental Negros sa nag patrol nga kapulisan diha sa Boulevard ning dakbayan. Nakuha sa kapulisan ang kalibre 38 nga armas. Nasayran nga nag paila pa kini nga Pulis diha sa sulod sa usa ka balay kalingawan sa nahisgutang lugar. Sa pag sita sa kapulisan dali kining gidala sa buhatan sa kapulisan ug gibawe ang armas nga dunay lima ka buhing bala. Aminadao ang suspik nga nakainum siya apan gihimakak ang aligasyon nga usa siya ka pulis. Matud pa sa suspik nga bag-o lang siya nahuman sa bansaybansay

isip usa ka gwardya ug nianhi dinhi sa dakbayan kay arun mangita ug trabaho. Pero sa wala damha ug sugo sa kapalaran bilanggoan na diay ang iyang nasudlan. Apan matud pa sa biktima nga nahitabo na ang tanan ug kini angay nalang dawaton nga walay supak sa kabubut-on.

Disidido nga mopsaka ug kaso ang biktima sa dunggab nga naila nga si Jesus Alipin ngadto sa suspetsado nga naila nga si Dany Apustol arun maka bayad sa iyang gasto sa iyang pag patambal

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aigo dapit sa kutokuto ang biktima nga naila nga si Jesus Alipin 53 anyos kini human gidunggab sa suspetsado nga nailhan nga si Dany Apustol nga gituohang taga lungsod sa Siaton.Nahitabo ang maong pag panunggab niadtong Hunyo 27 sa panimalay mismo sa biktima diha sa northern Junob ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Matud pa sa biktima dili grabe ang dinunggaban. tago. Gipanghinaot sa nga igo lang unta siya nga niatubang sa suspetsado nga nisulong sa ilang pinuy-anan nga naka-away sa anak sa biktima. Apan siya na hinoon ang gi dunggab. Maayo nalang gani kay mabaw ug

Karon nga biskay na ug midyo nauli-an na sa samad dinonggaban ang biktima disidido kini nga mo pasaka ug kaso batok sa suspetsado nga karon padayon pang nag tago-

biktima nga unta daling madakpan ang suspetsado arun makabayad na sa mga balaryunon sa pag patambal. Usa lang sa construction worker ang biktima.

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Nasikup sa kapulisan ang 23 anyus nga naila sa ngalan nga si Rowenly Vallispin nga lumolupyo sa Sityo Ilalan Baranggay Yupesan lungsod sa Pamplona nga nag dala ug 38 kalibre ng armas nga walay bisan gamay nga papilis ug naka suot pakini ug uniporme sa usa ka sundlo daling gitaggong ang suspetsado sa bilanggo-an sa siyudad

a gipahigayon nga dakup sa mga kapulisan ug TMO sa dakbayan kapin sa 20 ka mga motor siklo ang nadakpan. Pariho sa gihapon ang sagad nga kalapasan nga naangkon. Kasagaran mga minor di edad ug walay rehistro ang mga gidalang motorsiklo. Gipaabut ni Dany Atillo uban pang mga motorista balaryunon nga midyo di head sa TMO ngadto sa mga arun malikay sa disgrasya ug kantidad. ginikanan nga dapat dili na malikay usab sa balaryonon. Kahinumduman nga padad-on ug mga motorsiklo Apan kun magdumili niadto nakalabay nga dakup ang ilang mga anak nga wala gayud ug mag magahi sa ulo sa miaging mga bulan pa sa hostong pangidaron. ang mga katawhan maga nakadakup sab ang mga Buot unta nga mag matngon padayon sila ug pagpanakup kapulisan kinuyugan sa Turn to page 2 na ang mga ginikanan ug ug pag singil sa mga


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Malnutrisyon resulta Nangandam sa paggamit ug drugas? sa kalamidad

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Atul sa tigum sa mga ginikanan ug magtutudlo niadtong nakalabay nga apag saulog sa Nutrition Month ilang pinasidungan nga dinapit ang Hepe sa siyudad City School Superintendent usa kakagawad sa siyudad

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unay gitumbok nga hinong dan nganong nag pabilin ang malnutrition sa mga kabataan. Alang sa hepe sa dakbayan wala kaayo matumbok nga ang drugas maoy usa sa hinongdan sa malnutrition. Kini usab ang unod sa iyang minsahi diha sa North City Elementary School atubangan mismo sa mga ginikanan ug mag tutudlo sa pag saulog sa nutrition month. Gipaabut usab sa opisyal ang mga responsibilidad sa mga ginikanan ug mag tutudlo ngadto sa mga bata nalakip gani kini sa article 4 sa republic act 9165 kun com-

prehensive drugs act of 2002. Kini nga mga responsibilidad angay ibutang sa mga alimpatakan sa mga ginikanan ug mga magtutudlo. Sa higayon nga duna

silay makit-an nga mga bata nga nag gamit sa gidiling drugas gihangyo ang dinaliang pag pabalo sa buhatan sa PDEA ug buhatan sa kapulisan.

Dakbayan ug Probinsya, tabla sa tax koleksyon

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ipaabut sa dakbayan ang mga naka plano nga kalihukan tibook bulan sa Hulyo ning tuiga sa pag saulog sa disaster consciousness month. Human sa pag abli niadtong nakalabay nga lunes pinaagi sa parada gitakda usab ang lecture ug bansaybansay sa mga fire fighting technique. Kahibalu-an nga Gipahigayon usab sa dakbayan ang infor- niadtong nakalabay nga mation dissemination mga bulan nipahigayon arun pag papahinumdum ang mga impliyado sa sa mga katawhan unsaon City Hall ug samang pag likay sa mga kalihukan. Kini alang sa k a t a l a g m a n . pagpangandam sa mga Gipahigayon usab ang kalamidad nga muabut sa bomb threat orientation wala mabal-ing higayon ug earth quake ug fire busa sa kanunay drill sa mga impliyado sa k i n a h a n g l a n pangandaman. City Hall.

Nag bansaybansay ang mga impliyado sa City Hall alang sa umaabut sa

agtabla ang dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug probinsya sa mga kalamidad nga moabbot dinhi sa dakbayan ug probinsya Negros Oriental, sa ikatulong dapit, pagkolekta sa real property taxes dinhi sa rehiyon 7. Ang dakbayan sa Dgte. mikolekta sa 21 milyones ka pesos sa unang quarter, katunga sa target nga 40 milyones kapin alang niining tuiga. Ang maong kalambuan maoy usa sa tumong sa Gobyerno dinhi sa dakbayan ug sa tibu-ok nasud nga molambo ang collection sa pamuhis. Samtang kapin sa 30 milyon ka pesos ang nakolekta sa probinsya sa Negros Orietal solod sa unang quarter niining tuiga.

Ang probinsya adunay target collection nga mokabat sa 89 milyon ka pesos. Namatikdan nga dako ang collection karong tuiga kon itandi sa miaging tuig. Sa miaging tuig dunay 28 milyones ka pesos lamang ang nakolekta sa unang quarter, ug dunay 90 milyon ka pesos nga

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

Tree house sa Bacong nindot

target collection sa miaging tuig. Samtang gikalipay ni Gob. George Arnaiz ang idagsang ang mga tawo sa lungsod sa Bacong sa bag-ong nabalik maong kalambuan, ug nga tree house bisan paman wala pa mahingpit matapus ang pag gidayeg ang mga trabaho o gani kinahanglan pa kini nga i turnover ngadto sa local nga kawani sa probinsyal kagamhanan. treasurer’s office, ug Hinoon nag awhag na Agusto gi takda ang pag pag dumala aduna na unyay ingon man ang buhatan usab ang Mayor sa turnover. Una ngadto sa pangayu-on nga bayad sa sa assesor. nahisgutang lungsod sa pag buhatan sa turismo sa matag sulod sa nahisgutang

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Dakupay na sab ... Gikan sa pahina 1 TMO ning dakbayan ug mikabat dul-an sa 90 ka motorsiklo sa dili mag lagyo nga mga kalapasan sama sa walay mga lisinsya ug mga rehistro ug ang uban mga minor de idad nga dili unta angay mo dala ug motorsiklo tungod sa nahisgutang kalapasan.

pahimulos sa pag bisita samtang libre pa ug wala pa maka pahamtang ug pulta. Karong umaabut nga

probinsya ug dayon sa istablisismento nga lungsod. Sahigayon nga mabalik gituohang makadugang ug na sa lungsod sa Bacong ang pundo sa lungsod.

Armas ihalas ... Gikan sa pahina 1 Karon mag atubang ug duha ka sumbong ang suspitsado nga si Vallispin. Ang illegal position of fire arm ug pag pa harun ingnon nga usa siya ka pulis. Matud pa sa kapulisan nga kini sagad ginabuhat sa mga tawong hambog ug gustong Hapit na mahuman ang usa sa tuorist spot sa lungsod sa Bacong ang makaangkon sa nahisgutang gintawag ug Tree House sa Bacong aalang sa mga Dumodu-ong katungdanan.


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MOST WANTED nadakpan sa Canlaon

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uha ka manag lahing kaso ang nalambigit sa duha ka mga dinakpan nga nailang pina ka wanted sa kapulisan sa Canlaon City Negros Oriental. Nadakpan sa alas 12 sa udto niadtong adlaw nga sabado ang suspetsado nga si Remundo Demitello 19 anyus nga taga brgy. Mabigo Canlaon City ug tulo na katuig nga wanted sa kapulisan sa kasong pag pangawat. Gihimakak sa suspetsado ang kalambigitan sa iyang kaso apan bulontaryo nga nikuyog sa kapulisan tungod sa dala niini nga Gipangutana sa probinsya ang quarry sa lungsod sa Bacong kung warrant of arrest. Legal ba kini ug wala ba kini maka apekto o makadaut sa atung Nadakpan usab si Romeo

Venida nga taga brgy. Mabigo nga lima na katuig nga wanted sa kasong pag pamaligya sa illegal

nga druga natanggong na ang duha ka suspetsado sa presohan sa Canlaon City Negros Oriental.

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Quarry sa Bacong daghan wa’y permit A

ng lungsod sa bacong maoy gigikanan sa mga dikalidad nga mga hallow blocks dinhi sa probinsya. Apan sa likod sa kanindot nga dagan sa nahisgutang negusyo nakit-an ang mga illegal nga quarry nga hinay hinay nga nag guba sa kinaiyahan lakip sa mga katawhan. Ang usa ka pribadong resort nga gitukod gipangandoy nga mamahimong usa ka tourist spot sa lungsod. Matud pa ni Provincial Attorney Vergara ang kining dakong lungag nga naa sa sulod sa nahisgutang resort ang giplanohang himoon nga usa ka swimming pool. Dinhi gialigar nga namatay ang duha ka tawo nga giingon nga natambunan sa yuta sa dihang nag kubkub. Wala nay layhan nga mag hisgot sa maong panghitabo. Hugot ang pag tuo ni Atty. Vergara sa hugonhugon tungod kay mismong siya ang giduolan sa mga kabanay sa mga nabiktima aron sa pag pangayo ug tabang sa dihang namatay ang mga

trabahante ug bisan paman pribado ang nahisgutang resort illegal gihapon ang pag quarry sulod niini. Buot utang kuhaan ug detalye ang tag iya sa maong resort apan pakyas. Sa laing bahin ang suba sa Lawigan sa Bacong nga kanhi daghang tubig gani ang mga disinyo sa mga simento sama sa spillway nga agianan sa mga sakyanan tunga-tunga sa suba ang

naghatag unta ug nindot nga talan-awon kilid sa may kan-anan apan karon wala nay tubig. Una nang gi suhid sa abugado sa probinsya ang suba arun mahibalo-an kun unsa na ang kausaban dungang sa mga riklamo nga iyang nadawat sa iyang buhatan. Gipaabut nga ang maong suba gikuha-an usab sa Dauin ug ang usa ka fishfund nga gitukod nga

wala gani ipabalo sa kagamhanan hinoon dili pa kini mapamatud-an sa opisyal. Ang laing quarry sa lawigan river ra ang legal ug naay permit apan nasuta dili ang tibook lugar ang dunay permit. Daghan nang napatawag nga na ngoykoy kaniadto apan gamay lang ang nanambong. Hangyo ni Atty. Vergara sa DENR nga unta hatagan ug igong Remundo Demitello aksyon ang nahisgutang il- suspek sa kawat legal nga operasyon.

Kanal baho, hugaw gilalisan sa Looc

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itrabaho na ang kanal nga naa nahimotang sa Brgy. Looc ning dakbayan kahinumduman nga niresulta sa panaglalis sa mga konsehal sa Brgy. Tungod sa suliran nga dugay nang giantos sa mga lumolupyo. Sagad mo awas ang tubig kun mo kusog ang ulan tungod ang canal kaniadto gamay lang ug walay igong kagawsan ang tubig. Nasayran nga dili makumplito ang pagtrabaho sa kanal tungod kay kulang ang pundo. Apan gipaabot ni city engineer Guiret nga Gitrabaho na ang kanal sa Brgy. Looc ning dakbayan kahibalau-an nga mao dunay laing pundo nga kining kanala ang gilalisan sa mga opisyalis sa maong Brgy. Kun unsa-on pag ibobo sa nahisgutang sulbad sa nahisgutang gamay nga problema busa gigahinan kini sa city arun proyikto. mapatrabaho ang nahaisgutang kanal Posibli pa nga

madungagan ang katason sa canal nga gitrabaho nga nikabat na ug 40 ka metros. Nahibalu-an nga ang hugaw nga canal diha nagagikan ang mga sakit sama sa pag kalibang ug labi na gayod ang gikahadlokan nga Dengue. Kahibalu-an nga niadtong nakalabay nga mga bulan kining kanala ang gilalisan sa mga opisyalis sa nahisgutang

barangay tungod kuno sa pag baliwala sa ubang mga sakup alang sa pag ugmad sa maong kanal mao nga nigahin ang siyudad ug pundo aron ipaayo ang nahisgutang kanal alang sa kahamogawayan sa mga lumolupyo sa maong lugar ug dili na unya mag tuloray kun kinsa ang angay nga mo paayo sa maong kanal.


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PNP andam batok kaaway M

atud pa ni PNP provincial director Ramon Melvin Buenafe nga sa kanunay andam ang kapulisan lukop probinsya labi na ang mga sakup sa Provincial Mobile Group kun PMG arun adam sa posibling pag samoksamok sa mga walhong pundok.

Yagyag An affiliate publication of the Negros Chronicle

Zamora: cleared sa COA, dili DOF ?

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ako ang kasorpresa ni probinsyal Atty. Erwin Vergara tungod sa giluwatang pamahayag sa girelyebuhang tresurero sa Bacong, nga miingon nga gi cleared na siya sa Commission on Audit kon COA. Sa nasayran nga miluwat ug pamahayag si Necito Zamora, nga matud pa nakalingkawas na siya sa COA, dala ang mga papeles sa iyang pagkalingkawas sa unliquidated cash advances nga nahanaw. Apan bisan pa sa giingon ni Zamora nga cleared na siya sa COA, wala pa makadawat ang kapitolyo sa mga Nag pabiling andam ang kapulisan sa probinsya ug lukop Nasud sa papeles , pagmatuod gidiklara nga all out war ni PGMA batok sa mga rebilding NPA nga siya gi cleared na. aing mga grupo lis ug mga sundalo alang sa Buenafe panahon na nga Matud pa ni Vergara

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usab sa mga opisyal sa probinsya ang nag susi sa laing buhatan sa mga station. Pipila na kahitabo sa kaulohan nga gi sulong sa mga NPA ang station sa mga pulis ug gibawe-an ug mga armas. Apan hinoon mapasalamaton ang opisyal tungod kay wala kini mahitabo sa Oriental Negros ug dili siya mo tugot nga mahitabo kana dinhi. Gi klaro sa opisyal nga pareho na unya ang responsibilidad sa mga pu-

pakig bisug sa mga walhong grupo. Nag tuo ang opisyal nga likod sa gi mando ni PGMA nga all out war dunay gipaabut ang kapulisan nga bag-o nga kamandu-an sa bag-o na usab nga pamuno-an gikan ni General Arturo Lumibaw nga gitakda na nga moretero Gipasalamatan usab ang pag butang ug kumpaniya sa Regional Mobile Group kun RMG didto sa lungsod sa Mabinay. Alang kang Sen. Supt. Ramon Melvin

nga wala pa mahuman ang imbestigasyon sa maong kontrobersya sa kaso ni Zamora. Matud ni Vergara nga gamay ang posibilidad nga mag-una paghatag ug desisyon ang COA, ilabina nga dili kini

maoy mihimo sa imbestigasyon. Tambag ni Vergara nga maghinay-hinay si Zamora kay tingale ug magdala kini sa iyang kadautan, ilabina sa legalidad sa kaso nga iyang giatubang.

butangan ug detachment ang nahisgutang lugar tunghod sa sagad nga mga nahitabo nga hold up. Gawas pa niini ang suliran sa ensurhensiya nag pabilin sa nahisgutang lugar. Gihulagway nga ang RMG dugang sa pwersa sa mga tinugyanan kaabag usab ang RPA nga nag maintain sa kalinaw sa lugar ug ang ABB. Apan giklaro nga duna gihapon nga mgasakup sa RMG ang nag pabilin sa brgy. Shapo lungsod sa San Jose mga maoy unang gigikanan sa mga RMG.

Giriklao sa wala magpailang personalida ang bag-ong mudos sa pag pangilad nga pusibling nagkalat nakaron sa dakbayan ug probinsya

Mga drayber nga dili Bag-ong pangilad makabayad, dakpon

nia sa dakbayan

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ugdan na sa mga sakop sa traffic management office ning dakbayan ang pagdakop sa mga driver sa sa ka magtutudlo nga ni dangup sa buhatan sa kapulisan motorcab nga dili mobayad sa mga balayranan inig abot human nabiktima sa lain nasab nga klasi sa ilad. Wala sa petsa 15 sa bulan sa Agosto niining tuiga. Sa nasayran nga siya mag tuo nga mahanaw lang sa kadali ang iyang wala mo isyu ug temporary restraining order ang korte, haron 1,500 ka pesos. Matud pa sa biktima nga dali siyang natintal sa pugngan ang pagpapaningil sa balayranan ngadto sa mga driver usa ka sales representative ug mga educational materials sama sa motorcab ning dakbayan. sa CDs ug mga fairy tail books. Gipahibalo sa Hepe sa TMO nga mobayad na ang mga driver sa franchise fee ug Mayors permit. Kadtong

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mapakyas pagbayad kini pagadakpon, sumala sa gipatuman nga balaod. Matud pa ni Danny Atillo ang

EMERGENCY TAWGA:

pangulo sa Traffic ning dakbayan nga natapos na ang deadline, apan kini gilugwayan haron makapangita ang mga driver ug ibayad.

Apan sa dihang wala na mobalik ang namaligya nga nagpaila nga Rey Ventura didto na siya nakamatikod nga giilad na diay siya. Piki ug photocopy lang ang gihimong resibo ang gihatag sa suspetsado

nga naadresan pa kini ug Zamboanga City. Daling gi report sa buhatan sa kapulisan ang maong panghitabo aron mabinantayon ug dili na mausob ang samang pag pangilad.

Panawagan sa kapulisan ngadto sa tanan nga unta sa kanunay mag maampingon arun dili mabiktima sa samang mudos. Kay gidudahan nga kini duna pay mga kauban nga naglibot-libot dinhi sa probinsya.

PULIS: 111 • 166 BOMBERO: 160

July 16 2006  

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