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Vol. 33 No. 4

Dumaguete City, Philippines

Sunday July 9, 2006

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DOJ junks Dicen libel, Ord88’s legality T upholds FREE PRESS Court to rule

he Regional Trial Court will rule on the legality or illegality of Ordinance 88 which imposes quadruple increases in mayor’s permit and franchise fees for tricycles and to provide a trust fund for the emergency needs of drivers and operators of this popular public conveyance.

BY JAY I. DEJARESCO he Department of Justice has junked the resolution of Asst. City Prosecutor Edna Villamil, recommending the filing of the libel charge of Councilor Samuel Dicen against the editor-publisher of the Negros Chronicle, upholding once more the right and duty of the PRESS to issue fair comments on matters of legitimate public interest.

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In a resolution dated June 26, 2006 penned by Undersecretary Ernesto L. Pineda, in behalf of Sec. Raul Gonzales, the justice department reversed the resolution of assistant city prosecutor Edna Villamil dated June 17 2004, which found probable cause to hold the Chornicle editor for trial..

CHRONICLE commended The DOJ instead commended the CHRONICLE’s performance of its duty as a watchdog of government affairs by saying that the Chronicle editor 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 or general interest.” Citing Bulletin Publication Corp. versus Court of Appeals, the DOJ stated: “A newspaper should be free to DOJ Sec. GONZALES report on events in which the public has a legitimate interest, with minimum fear of being hurled in court in criminal or civil actions for libel, so long as the newspaper respects and keeps within the standards of morality and civility prevailing within the general community.” Dicen had filed a series of libel complaints against the Negros Chronicle none

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Pros. EDNA VILLAMIL

However, in the meantime, the over 2500 tricycle drivers and operators should comply with the provisions of the said ordinance, even as presiding judge Hon. Teresita Abarquez-Galanida directed the plaintiffs in the same petition for declaratory relief to pay what ordinace 88 requires. However, in the event the Court decides otherwise, payments given before her decision should be used as

advanced payment for the next year for whatever legal requirements are necessary. This got the agreement of plaintiff who questioned the constitutionality of the ordinance, but agreed to pay the high fees provided that the excess amount be returned or treat the same as advanced payment for the fees of the subsequent year which ever is the preference of the drivers who are the

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JACA wins on bloody seventh

Councilor DICEN

Do vigilantes exist in the city? PNP nabs notorious gang head Do vigilantes truly exist in Dumaguete ?

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f so, then why have they not neutralized the murder suspect/s of the late Angeling Lajato, a retired customs official who was murdered in his home ; the killer of the late city treasurer Erlinda Tumongha, a victim of summary execution in front of her residence ; and a host of other victims of unsolved crimes in the city? This was the reaction of several people after the Dumaguete city chief of police P/Supt Deonard Carlos also cast doubt on the authenticity of the so-called

“roving vigilantes. ” beyond saying that the local PNP station received what appeared to be a letter coming from vigilante groups, calling for improved police perfor-

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BY MELODY JUNE T. CARINO imrex Jaca the Sibulan – born new boxing sensation emerged victorious despite his left eye that bled in an undercard fight against Hector Marquez of Mexico in the Mano a Mano battle at the Araneta Coliseum,

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EVEN ADAM’S SINGLE SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE WAS FELT THROUGH ALL TIME.


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ting reporting Ease worsening Silliman traffic critical repor

HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

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illiman President Ben S. Malayang upon recommendations submitted to him by the Silliman University Alumni Association, Inc., announced that the university will adopt measures to ease out traffic congestion at Hibbard Avenue.

HIBBARD TRAFFIC

Talks have been made with various stakeholders, such as the Deans Conference, the VP for Finance, the VPAA, the SBE Director, the two security agencies, SUFA and SUSA representatives, the Founders Day Executive Committee (which includes the SG President), the SU Elementary and High School teachers, the City Mayor and the Dumaguete City Traffic

Management Task Force, among others. There was a separate conference with the City Administrator together with the BG OIC-Superintendent and representatives from the Traffic Management Office and the City Engineer’s Office. On Monday July 10th, as per existing city ordinance, the one-way traffic from the

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BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

DOJ sustains CHRONICLE expose on Tigbakay anomaly The Department of Justice has once again sustained the right of the PRESS to freely report on events which the public has legitimate interest when the DOJ dismissed the libel case which a city councilor filed against the CHRONICLE initially sustained by a local city prosecutor but was junked by no less than the DOJ undersecretary in a five-page resolution dated June 26.

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TOP OF THE WEEK Most malnourished town on record is Mabinay:IPHO

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he nutritional status of Negros Oriental has dipped by 7.6% since 2004, and is now pegged at 11.3% from a high of 18.9% in 2004 said IPHO’s Dr. Bernarda Cortes during a PIA Kapihan. Among the most malnourished towns and cities in the province, Mabinay I area holds the highest malnutrition rate this year at 22.2%, followed by La Libertad with 20.9% and Vallehermoso with 19.6%. Jimalalud town at 3.3% has the lowest malnutrition rate here in Negros Oriental. Records from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) also show that Dumaguete City’s malnutrition rate is registered at 8.3% in 2006.

Gunman waiting misses Bandilyo-caster slay try

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rrki Lozarita, 45, DYWC-AM Bandilyo news commentator escaped unhurt when a lone gunman, waiting for him in the bushes fronting his yard, fired a shot but missed prompting him to fire back with his .38 but the gunman got lost in the dark. Nonetheless, Erkki who is also a Tanjay city councilor on his last term, is filing charges on his known suspect whom he did not reveal publicly. Erkki cannot pinpoint a name nor a cause of the slay attempt. Could it be his being a politician or a broadcaster? People say media and politics don’t mix. But Erkki has proven skeptics wrong.

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

Perdices keeps assessor to check inside kowtowers?

The CHRONICLE exposed in January 2004 how the City Council, despite the disapproval by the Provincial Board of a city ordinance portion which allowed the illegal cockfighting game called Tigbakay, managed to re-insert the same disapproved portion into the City Omnibus Tax Code, which obviously skipped the provincial board’s scrutiny and eventually got approved by the PB as part of the TAX Code of the city. The CHRONICLE criticized the City Council how it could afford to hoodwink the provincial board wherein five Board Members no less, later confirmed and insisted on-air, that it meant to disapprove such portion of the illegal cockfighting game.

Remember the landmark decisions?

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ayor Perdices is ignoring the call of coemployees to have city assessor Julius Ricardo replaced because he trusts him. Mayor believes that Ricardo does not play ball with some businessmen who allegedly give “cash advances” to some people in favor of a huge assessment of their properties, thus possibly get big loans. Kowtowing as the term goes, is not tolerated by city hall and Mayor Perdices said that Ricardo has the balls to say NO to tempting situations and that’s what Perdices calls Character. However, he called on both Ricardo and his critics to show proof of alleged irregularity, after he took over John Larot, after then city hall will not hesitate to call for an impartial investigation, the report stated.

Buglasan to go Boxing as Oktobefest feature? he management of the forthcoming

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Oktoberfest called BUGLASAN could possibly make Boxing events as an added feature, perhaps inspired by the boxing spirit acquired by Filipinos following the Pacquiao, and then the Jimrex Jaca victories. Jaca, as you know, is Sibulan-born but raised and trained in Cebu. Which brings a lesson to our local leaders: that we lack trainors. “That is why our athletes go away to other places because we do not have a good Sports TRAINING program. We only have good gymns, good sports centers, aqua centers, but we do not have good trainors. We only ride on the laurels achieved by those who have earned them from outside. We should have trained them at home base,” said one local sports enthusiast.

Cebu Pacific A319 service now flying

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CEB Marketing and Sales manager Candice Iyog hands over CEB die-cast of the A319model at the Dumaguete launching. Looking on are Marjorie Valiente, PR manager; Charlie Palpalatoc, Org.Com. director; Charles Lim, PR consultant. from Cebu, and Gary Cruz (right) director for passenger sales.

ebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s low fare leader, registered a record high domestic market share of more than 41% for the month of June. The market share figure relates to all competitive domestic jet markets and is the highest level ever reported in the more than 10 year history of the airline. Historically June is a lean travel month but CEB also reported a load factor of more than 79% for the same period carrying 65% more Turn to page 15

As if DOJ Sec. Raul Gonzales is saying that in our statutes, there is always that time-revered decisions of the Supreme Court which give the PRESS the right to fair comments on legitimate issues of public concern subject of course to the limitations of the laws on privacy and national security.

PROVINCIAL BAN. To prove its seriousness in disapproving the illegal game of Tigbakay, the provincial board passed a provincial ordinance categorically mandating that Tigbakay be banned throughout the whole province of Negros Oriental because the cockfighting law provides that cockfighting should only be done inside licensed cockpits. This is our modest contribution as a community newspaper in causing the passage of a provincial legislation banning and stopping the illegal cockfighting game all over Negros Oriental. The implementation of such ordinance is another story. Has the local government executive departments in each town and city been faithful in implementing the same? 2-YR LEGAL BATTLE. But our expose, in order to protect the morals of children who witness cockfighting in the barrio fiestas done in almost any populated area, earned us a libel case from one councilor by the name of Samuel Dicen. To make a long story short, a lady prosecutor by the name of Edna Villamil , who handled the case, sustained the city councilor and recommended that charges be filed against the editor of this paper, ignoring our motions for her reconsideration. So we raised a Petition for Review of Fiscal Villamil’s resolution with the Department of Justice in Manila. Last June 26, the DOJ undersecretary reversed , set aside, or to use a shorter word, junked the resolution of lady Fiscal Villamil who apparently in her resolution, did not even bother to cite the famous landmark decisions of libel like the Borjal vs. CA; the Bulletin Publication vs. Noel of the Supreme Court, except saying that the article was contrary to the Revised Penal Code Art. 355. THE DOJ RULING. This might be most informative for students of journalism and mass communication, and for the general public to know the role of the PRESS in covering such controversial stories. And what did the honorable DOJ Undersecretary Ernesto L. Pineda say in setting aside Fiscal Edna Villamil’s decision? We quote the dispositive statement of the DOJ Turn to page 15


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Editorial Upholding the Right of the Press to make fair, frank comments The Department of Justice has upheld one more time, the timerevered and honored right of the Press to make, issue and discuss with fair comments any legitimate issue that concerns public interest. Not only that, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that even when such fair comments in the course of discussion, incur certain inconsistencies and inaccuracies, the law still walks the extra mile by exonerating the journalist so long as he or she does not engage in the “reckless disregard of the truth.” This means that once the journalist knows a thing to be false and still recklessly disregards the issue and drumbeats the same as truth is something that the writer or broadcaster has to be responsible for. But when a journalist is exercising his or her civic duty, despite being pressed with deadlines to expound on matters especially privileged in nature with fair comments and without malice, and on legitimate issues with public concern, the law has reportedly been on the side of the journalist. But somehow, one local lady prosecutor, thought otherwise. She stands on record as the first fiscal who probably felt that she found probable cause against a journalist who criticized a collegial body’s act on a public issue, as one that maligned a person. How she came to such conclusion is still one for the books. We respect her decision in finding probable cause, (without reckless disregard for the truth perhaps) but she did not pass the standard of her own department because the DOJ undersecretary, acting in behalf of the DOJ top-man, junked her resolution to the waste basket.

COVERING THE WITH

FAIR preliminary stage? Slim, maybe. Usually, the safest “prosecutorial” recourse if not excuse, is to file it in court and let the court decide. That is their usual safe answer. They do not realize how costly, inconvenient, and cumbersome this kind of recourse is to poor litigants. What is the public’s recourse to such kind of attitude of a public servant? The victory at the DOJ in the last Tigbakay case which we covered has earned the public some interest in kind. As a result, the provincial board passed a SEPARATE provincial ordinance making sure that Tigbakay, or illegal cockfighting, is banned and done only inside a licensed cockpit. How efficiently it is being implemented is another story. But the law is now there. Our expose earned it for the public good. Just for the record, the Dept. of Justice ruled that:

Do our prosecutors ever make a thorough research on every case that is lodged on their tables? Yes. How thorough? We don’t know. Are they all computer literate? Yes, some. So how can they get the latest decisions of the Supreme Court? The Journals. Are they updated and subscribing to Lex Libres? We don’t know. How about poor litigants who have not committed any crime, what are their chances of getting free at the

“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

“Idolizing the PACMAN” (From page 16)

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

no pretensions of not having feet of clay - child out of wedlock, the court tussles, late nights of booze, girls and gambling – but stops just on time for an important bout. The Pacman is a regular guy – even when he wears those signature outfits, he is never conscious and just walks the talk and no swagger, mama. It’s as if those designer get-ups became second skin but do not touch his being. In the San Miguel Beer ad, when thousands asked him for a drink – it is typical of Manny, spending good time with friends just being happy over small talk and beer. He has not declared himself “The Greatest” as Muhammad Ali did nor as “popular as Jesus Christ” as Beatle John Lennon said. He is simply Pacman – and the best is yet to come. Filipinos relate to him because he punched himself to boxing superstardom – because “gutom may gasugo” like the great Flash

Elorde, the poor bootblack from Bogo, Cebu. They belong to the breed who would not let poverty rule their day and bucked the odds to earn megabucks. They relate to the boxer’s rags to riches story telling them a thing or two about the “art of the possible.” Feet of clay or not, atop the ring, Pacquiao makes the sign of the cross much so often and always acknowledges the role of prayers in his conquests. He is not ashamed of his faith – and dependence on the Lord, God bless his soul. Pacman, to the millions, epitomizes what Filipinos are not but what we would like to aspire for. As proponent of the philosophy that the days of the “pwede na yan” or “mamaya na yan” are over, Manny is a different breed of Filipino who will spare no sacrifice to reach his goals. Vicariously, some Filipinos feel vindicated when the Pacman destroys the good looking, aquiline-

nosed mestizos like the Moraleses and Barreras of the world because he represents revenge over years of oppression from foreign conquistadores. The Pacman made them pay in the ring what we could not do in 400 years of Spanish rule. Pacquiao is an idol to many in this 70-province archipelago. He represents the modern-day provinciano who no longer feels embarrassed by his rural origins. After flattening all the banana trees in General Santos, he battered all big-time bettors in Las Vegas by destroying Erik Morales, the Spanish god that has never been brought to his knees. He has conquered the world – today perhaps the best fighter in the world, pound for pound. Manny is a model because unlike great sports heroes of the past who squandered their earnings in an orgy of spending, the next billionaire Pacquiao has invested his earnings in a string of businesses while nailing the most lucrative endorsement deal in the country at any time; exclusive endorser of San Miguel Corporation – from beer to ice cream. Like strik-

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the publication, or that he possesses a high degree of awareness of their probable falsity (Borjal vs. Court of Appeals, January 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). SUPREME COURT SAID: As laid down in the case of Bulletin Publication Corporation vs. Noel, “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.”

ing really hard while the iron is hot. Indeed if the Pacman retains his child-like charisma, pragmatic business acumen and remains an ardent disciple of modern-day boxing warfare – in the scientific sense – he will

be a national hero in the hearts of many Filipinos, Indeed already a hero, long before he is buried six feet under the ground. The Pacman, that’s our man!

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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.

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FOR SALE

SCHEDULE OF TRIPS AND RA TES EFFECTIVE APRIL 01, 2006 RATES

BESTANK – BSTR – 240 New 6,000 pesos for only 3,500.00. Tel. No. 420-1450.

Victors of the Third Kind

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oard, why did you help those people? They were against us during the last elections!” I was stunned by this statement of a young politician of a local government unit. I was seething with anger deep inside. I resented his interference with my small and modest effort to help indigent patients in our Provincial Hospital. This seemingly innocent and unguarded comment made only a few days ago prompted me to write on the subject today.

—————————— ————————— How often do we hear this postulate, especially in the rough and tumble game of politics, that once a person is elected to public office he belongs to the people and the people – regardless of political affiliations and beliefs – belong to him. —————————Elections – most of the time – gave us the best in people – brilliant, knowledgeable, honest, decent, hardworking public officials. Every now and then we also get our fair share of the traditional, the mediocre, the incompetent, the lazy, and the inutile. This could not be helped the safeguards in our election laws notwithstanding. —————————But the worst are of the third kind. They are those who – with the bravado of the victor in the euphoria and intoxicating moments of popular mandate, take charge of the neighborhood, lay claim on the money and resources of the government as if these were their own which they can freely dispense only to their friends and supporters. —————————— Come May 14, 2007 we are expected to have our elections of national and local officials. Thus in less than a year the Filipino elec-

This matter about who voted and supported us and who did not during the past elections never occupied my mind. When people seek my help, I help. When able. Just as simple as that. —————————Call me naïve, call me babe in the woods, but after elections there should be no more mention of victors and vanquished. Instead people under the leadership of those with fresh mandates must put their acts together, prepare the groundwork and preconditions for take-off in getting things done together.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 43 Tanjay City Stationed at Dumaguete City COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, TANJAY BRANCH, Mortgagee, -versusRICARDO S. GUTIB (As Attorney-in-Fact of Evangeline E. Balda) Mortgagor, x—————————————————/ No. 31 EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135, AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

RMJ SURPLUS Dealer of all kinds of Japanese surplus appliances and more . . . Dr. V. Locsin St., Beside DCDB Dumaguete City

Tel. # 225-9748

AGENCIA CIUDAD PAWN SHOP Main Branch JAT Building San Juan St., Dgte. City Branch 1, San Jose St., Dgte. City, Beside UCPB

Tel. # 225-8543 / 225-7651

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

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, filed by COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, TANJAY BRANCH (Mortgagee), against Ricardo S. Gutib (As Atty.-in-Fact of Evangeline E. Balda), residents of Janti-anon, Amlan, Negros Oriental, (Mortgagor) to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness in the amount of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY ONE & 02/100 (P174,881.20), exclusive of the foreclosure expenses, secured by the said mortgage, the undersigned will sell at public auction on August 25,2006, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the City Hall Building of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check, and in Philippine Currency, the following described properties, to wit: Original Certificate of Title No. FV-20489 A parcel of land (A portion of Lot 5395, SGS-07-03-000013 (Identical to new Lot 13026, Cad-119). Bounded on the N. & NE. by Potenciano Tag-at; on the E. by Lot 5260, Cad.-119; Jose del Prado Jr. Et Al.,; on the SE by Lot 5287; Cad-170, Evangeline E. Balda; on the S.W. & NW by Sapang Naopas Daku Creek. Containing an area of NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY ONE (9,381) SQUARE METERS, more or less. This Notice of Extrajudicial Sale shall be posted at three public places in the City of Tanjay, Negros Oriental and such notice be published once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation of the Province of Negros Oriental and in the Cities of Dumaguete, Canla-on, Bais, Tanjay, and Bayawan. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on September 1,2006 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the City Hall Building of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines, without further notice. Dumaguete City, Philippines, June 22, 2006. (Sgd) PRIMO P. ALBESA, JR. Clerk of Court VI

The Negros Chronicle June 25, July 2 & 9, 2006

by: Art Umbac

torate will once again be subjected to intense pressure to make this or that decision. Our people must distill and crystallize their options on these hard choices. For so much is at stake. —————————During this election let us not only get the best, the most committed, the most decent, the role model and good example. Let us elect those who respect the integrity of public funds that these are not the politicians’ private preserves but the funds of the people and should be dispensed to all regardless of political disagreements. —————————— And for all of us in public office, it is respectfully suggested that we bear in mind that our publics are those who voted for us,

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HAVANA FOOTWEAR Locsin St., Dumaguete City Tel. # 226-2691

HEIDI’S PAWNSHOP “The Pawnshop with a Heart” Along Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City

Tel. No No.. 225-9841 & their Newest Branch at Silliman Ave., Dgte. City Tel. #422-9002

ARIBEN HERBAL CAPSULES Nature’s Capsulated Food upplement “Sigurado na, epiktibo pa” Distributor: VICTOR TUIG – DYWC Prod. Center, Dgte. City Tel. No. 225-4852 Hinumdomi higala ang kapiskay sa atong lawas bugtong bahandi nga dili katopngan, salig sa ARIBEN.

Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn Legaspi St., Dumaguete City

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ABO, TEODORA A.DIONANAO, AND AGUSTIN T. ABO, Plaintiffs, -versus- MAXIMO RODA ESTURAS, TEOPISTA ESTURAS, VICTORIO ESTURAS, DOLORES BONCAIREN, SUSISA E. TUBALLA, ALFREDO TENAJEROS, FLORENCIA D. ESTURAS, LINDA ESTURAS, PRIMA LUMAPGUID ESTURAS, TEODORO ESTURAS, JULIETA ESTURAS ZAMORA, NERIO ZAMORA, VICTORIO E. CALUSOR, DARIO CALUSOR, JUAN ESTURAS, EDITHA LAY, ANTONIO ZULUETA, RODOLFO C. MATURAN, VIRGINIA T. LAUREL, EULOGIA CORALES-ABISTADO, POLICARIO ABISTADO, SHARLINA CORALES-DIPUTADO, ELEUTERIO DIPUTADO, AURELIA P. CORALES, CARLOS CORALES, LUCIA F. CORALES, DEODORO CORALES, NILA CORALES-TUBELLA, ENERITO TUBELLA, MANUEL CORALES, DEONIE CORALES, TRANQUILINA CORALES-PABAYOS, FELIX PABAYOS, TOMAS CORALES, JOSEPHINE T. CORALES, MIGUEL ESTURAS, GREGORIO E. ESTURAS, MARGARITA ESTURAS, AUREA ESTURAS-BUSIO, GAUDENCIO BUSIO, ROWENA B. WONG, WONG YEW CHARN, ATTY. RAYMUND J.A. MERCADO, and Spouses CANDIDO S. DIPUTADO and BRENDA VALENCIA- DIPUTADO. Defendants. X———/. SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: SPS. JUAN ESTURAS & EDITHA LAY Last known address Jolo, Sulu SPS. ROWENA B. WONG AND WONG YEW CHARN Last known address: Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental WHEREAS, on December 23, 2005, plaintiffs’ through counsel filed unto this Honorable Court the following Second Amended Compliant: SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT Plaintiffs, through counsel, before this Honorable Court, respectfully allege that: 1.)Plaintiffs are Filipinos, all of legal age, and a residents of Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental. 2.) Defendants are Filipinos, all of legal age and could be reached with summons and other processes at their respective addressed as follows: a.) MAXIMO RODA ESTURAS, of Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; b.) TEOPISTA ESTURAS, of Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; c.) Spouses VICTORIO ESTURAS and DOLORES BONCAIREN, of Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; d.) Spouses SUSISA E. TUBALLA and ALFREDO TENAJEROS, of Poblacion Dauin, Negros Oriental; e.) FLORENCIA D. ESTURAS, widow, of Labogon Mandaue City; f.) LINDA ESTURAS, single, of Labogon Mandaue City; g.) PRIMA LUMAPGUID ESTURAS, widow, Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; h.) TEODORO ESTURAS, single, of Balugo, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; i.)Spouses JULIETA ESTURAS ZAMORA and NERIO ZAMORA, of Poblacion, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; j.) Spouses VICTORIA E. CALUSOR and DARIO CALUSOR, of Poblacion, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; k.) Spouses JUAN ESTURAS and EDITHA LAY, of Jolo, Sulu; l.) ANTONIO ZULUETA of 141 Ipil Street, Ayala, Alabang, Metro Manila; m.)RODOLFO C. MATURAN, of Lasola Drive, EJ. Blanco Road, Dumaguete City; n.) VIRGINIA T. LAUREL, Ipil Street, Alabang Metro Manila; o.) Spouses EULOGIA CORALESABISTADO and POLICARPIO ABISTADO, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; p.)Spouses SHARLINA CORALES-DIPUTADO and ELEUTERIO DIPUTADO, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; q.) AURELIA P. CORALES, widow, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; r.) Spouses CARLOS CORALES and LUCIA F. CORALES, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; s.) DEODORO CORALES, single of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; t.) Spouses NILA CORALES-TUBELLA and ENERITO TUBELLA, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; u.) MANUEL CORALES, single, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; v.) DEONIE CORALES, single, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; w.)Spouses TRANQUILINA CORALES-PABAYOS and FELIX PABAYOS, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; x.) Spouses TOMAS E. CORALES and JOSEPHINE T. CORALES, of Magatas, Sibulan, Negos Oriental; y.) Spouses MIGUEL ESTURAS and GREGORIA E. ESTURAS, of Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; z.) MARGARITA ESTURAS, single, of Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; aa.) Spouse AUREA ESTURAS-BUSIO and GAUDENCIO BUSIO, of Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; bb.) Spouses ROWENA B. WONG and WONG YEW CHARN, of Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; cc.)RAYMUND J.A. MERCADO, at Plaza Milagros Bldg., Perdices Street, Dumaguete City; dd.) Spouse CANDISO S. DIPUTADO and BRENDA F. VALENCIA-DIPUTADO, of Poblacion, Sibulan, Negros Oriental; 3.) The late Segundina Abo was the registered owner of a parcel of land known as Lot No. 4135, situated in Maningcao, Sibulan, Negros Oriental and is more particularly described as: ORIGINAL CERTICATE OF TITLE NO. 0-V6920 “A parcel of land (Lot No. 4135 of the Cadastral Survey of Sibulan, Cadastral Case No. 15, L.R.C. Cad. Rec. No. 358), with the improvements thereon, situated in the Barrio of Maningcao,

Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental. Bounded on the N. by Lot No. 4133; on the SE., by Lots Nos. 4133, 4132 and 4138; on the SW., by Lots Nos. 4131, 4136, 4149, and 4150; and on the NW., by Lots Nos. 4150, 4192, 4134, and 4179, containing an area of SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY TWO (64,462) square meters, more or less,” A copy of said title is attached herein as Annex “A” 4.)Plaintiffs interest over said property could be traced as follows: a.) Their grand patriarch was Felix Abo. During his lifetime, he got married twice. First with Valeriana Portus, then when he became a widower, with Martianiana Calusor; b.) Felix Abo and Valeriano Portus begot a child in their marriage and named him Florencio. On the other hand, Segundina was the name of the child of Felix with Martianiana; c.) Segundina Abo died without issue and was survived by her half-brother Florencio; d.) Plaintiffs are the children of Florencio Abo, and are the nearest blood relatives of the late Segundina Abo; 5.) Through misrepresentation, and usurpation, defendants are in possession of the subject property; 6.) On August 3, 1996, with the late Tomas Esturas, Defendants Susisa E. Tuballa, Prima Lumapguid Esturas, Victorio Esturas, Teodoro Esturas, Julieta Esturas Zamora, Victorio A. Calusor, Eulogia CoralesAbistado, Sharlina Corales-Diputado, Aurelia P. Corales, Carlos Corales, Deodoro Corales, Nila Corales-Tubella, Manuel Corales, Deonie Corales, Tranquilina Corales-Pabayos, Tomas E. Corales, Miguel Esturas, Margarita Esturas and Aurea Esturas-Busio, claims that they are the owners of subject parcel of land through their predecessor MARTIN ESTURAS, LUISA ESTURAS-CORALES and LUCAS ESTURAS, whom they claimed to be the FIRST COUSINS of Segundina Abo, Defendants then executed an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE which was entered as Doc. No. 178, on Page No. 37 of Book No. XI, Series of 1996 of the Notarial Register of a non-lawyer name MYRNA S. TRIPLITT. A copy of said document is attached herein as Annex “B”; 7.) On August 12, 1996, the late Tomas Esturas, with the Defendants Susisa E. Tuballa, Prime Lumapguid Esturas, Victorio Esturas, Teodoro Esturas, Julieta EsturasZamora, Victoria E. Calusor, Eulogia CoralesAbistado, Sharlina Corales-Diputado, Tranquilina Corales-Pabayos, Tomas E. Corales, by themselves and Carlos Corales, Deodoro Corales, Nila Corales-Tuballa, Manuel P. Corales and Deonie Corales, through their Attorney-infact Aurelia P. Corales, executed a DEED OF PARTITION, where subject land was included. Said document was entered as Doc. No. 201, on Page No. 41 of Book No. XI, Series of 1996 of the Notarial Register of non-lawyer named MYRNA S. TRIPLITT where a copy of the same is attached herein as Annex “C”; 8.) On January 22, 1997, Defendant Victorio Caturas sold a portion of the subject property he usurped to Defendants Antonio Zulueta, Rodolfo C. Maturan and Virginia T. Laurel in a DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE which was entered as Doc. No.384, on Page No.78, of Book No. VII, Series of 1997 of the Notarial Register of lawyer JOSE G. HERNANDO, JR. A copy of said document is attached herein as Annex “D”; 9.) On January 22, 1997, Defendants Florencio D. Esturas and Linda Esturas executed a DEED OF CONFIRMATION on the aforementioned EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE and DEED OF PARTITION which was entered into Doc. No. 240, on Page No. 49, of Book No. XI, Series of 1997 of the notarial register of Atty. ELIEZER V. CABRERA where a copy of the same is attached herein as Annex “E”; 10.) On February 26, 1997 Defendant Juan Esturas executed a DEED OF CONFIRMATION on the aforementioned EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE and DEED OF PARTITION where a copy of the same is attached herein as Annex “F”; 11.) Defendant Victorio Esturas executed an “Affidavit of Loss” of the owner’s duplicate of OCT No. OV-69-29 and filed with the Register of Deeds of Negros Oriental. He likewise filed a petition for the Issuance of a new owner’s duplicate’ 12.) On November 29, 2002, Defendants succeeded in dividing the subject land into two parts and fraudulently secured Transfer Certificates of Titles thereof where Lot. No. 4135-A was covered by TCT No. T-34896 under the names of defendants Antonio Zulueta and Rodolfo C. Maturan. A copy of said TCT is attached herein as Annex “G”; 13.) On the other hand, Lot No. 4135-B is covered by TCT No. T34697 under the names of the late Tomas Esturas, and defendants Susisa Tuballa, Florencia D. Esturas, Linda Esturas, Prima Lumapguid Esturas, Victorio Esturas, Teododro Esturas, Julieta Esturas Zamora, Victoria E. Calusor, Juan Esturas. A copy said TCT is attached herein as Annex “H”; 14.) On December 23, 2002, Defendant Juan Esturas appointed Defendant Victorio Esturas to represent him in the sale, partition or conveyance of his usurped portion of subject land. This document was entered as Doc. No.166, on Page No.35, of Book No. 18, Series of 2002 of the Notarial Register of lawyer RAYMUND JA MERCADO where a copy of said document is attached herein as Annex “I”; 15.) On December 23, 2002, Defendant Juan Esturas sold a portion of the subject properly he usurped to defendants Rowena B. Wong and Wong Yew Charn in a DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF LAND which as Doc. No. 167, on Page No.35 of

Book No. 18, series of 2002 of the Notarial register of lawyer RAYMUND JA MERCADO where copy of said document is attached as Annex “J”; 16.)On January 28, 2003, Defendant Julieta Esturas-Zamora sold a portion of the subject properly he usurped to Defendant Atty. Raymund JA Mercado in a DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF LAND which was entered as Doc. No. 1453, on Page No. 98 of Book No. X, Series of 2003 of the Notarial Register of lawyer EDMUND F. DY where a copy of said document is attached herein as Annex “K”; 17.) Defendant Victoria Esturas on May 14, 2003 sold a portion of Lot 4135-B consisting of 1,000 square meters to defendant Spouses Candida and Brenda Diputado. Then on July 18, 2003, the same persons were involved in a sale of 700 square meter portion of same lot. Both transactions were acknowledged before the same Notary Public in the person of defendant Atty. Raymund JA Mercado; 18.) Defendants in the first place have no right over subject land. Their claim which has its origin from the first cousins of Segundina Abo or her relatives in the fourth civil degree has no basis because they are excluded by Plaintiffs who are Segundina’s relatives within the third civil degree of consanguinity; 19.) Plaintiffs demanded defendants to turn over the possession of subject properly which they refused and continue to refuse; 20.)The matter was brought before the Lupong Tagapayapa but no settlement was made paving the way for the issuance of a Certificate to File Action. A copy thereof is attached herein as Annex “L”; 21.)To date defendants continued unjustly enjoy the property including the fruits thereof to the damage and prejudice of plaintiffs; 22.) The continued and unjustified refusal of defendants to turn over the property to plaintiffs brought wounded feelings, sleepless nights, and mental anguish which when quantified monetarily could be equated to no less than PhP100,000.00; 23.)By the way of warning to the public that the public acts defendants are repugnant to a civilized society, they should be condemned to pay PhP50,000.00, as exemplary damages; 24.) Compelled to have judicial intervention, plaintiffs engaged the services of counsel in the amount of PhP25,000.00 as Acceptance fee and PhP1,500.00 for every court setting as Appearance Fee. IN VIEW OF THE PREMISES, It is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court that due notice and hearing: I. Judgment be rendered in favor of plaintiffs declaring them the owners of the subject property by inestate succession; II. Declare the nullity of the Extrajudicial Partition and Quitclaim and Deeds of Transfer/Sale executed by the usurpers; III. Declare the nullity of TCT No. T-34896 and TCT No. T-34897 and their derivative titles, if any, and order the cancellation of these titles; IV. Ordering defendants to deliver the property to plaintiffs; V. Order the issuance of new Transfer Certificate of Title under the names of plaintiffs in equal shares; VI. Ordering defendants to pay plaintiffs the following damages; a.)PhP100,000.00 as moral damages; b.)PhP50,000.00 as exemplary damages; c.) PhP25,000.00 for every court setting as attorney’s

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fees d.) cost of litigation. All other reliefs which are just and equitable under the circumstances are likewise prayed for: Dumaguete City, Philippines, 22, 2005. LAW OFFICES OF Joel A. Llosa, Nilo L. Ruperto, Jose A. Abiera, Manolo M. Zerna, Counsel for the Plaintiffs, 2 nd Floor N. Tiu Bldg., Gov. M.F. Perdices Street, 6200 Dumaguete City By: (Sgd) JOEL A. LLOSA, Roll # 23846, PTR # 7902853 – 1/4/05 – Dumaguete City, IBP # 616422 – 12/29/04 – Dumaguete City Republic of the Philippines) City of Dumaguete ........) S.S. VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION We, FABIAN ABO, TEODORA A. DIONANAO and AGUSTIN ABO, on state that: 1.) We are plaintiffs in the instant amended complaint in Eight (8) pages including this page where we cause its preparation; 2.) We have read and fully understood its contents which are all true to the best of our knowledge and belief; 3.) We certify that there is no other pending case before any court, tribunal or quasi-judicial body involving the same parties on the same issues. However, if one is discovered, we make this convenant to inform the Honorable Court wihtin five (5) days from discovery of such fact. In witness whereof we have affixed our signatures this 23rd day of December 2005 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd) FABIAN ABO, CTC#07402775, Issued at Sibulan, Issued on 6-13-2005; (Sgd) TEODORA A. DIONANAO, CTC#02142899, Issued at Sibulan, Issued on 11.28.2005, (Sgd) AGUSTIN ABO, CTC #02181711, Issued at Sibulan, Issued on 5-31-2005 SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 23 rd day of December 2005 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd) JOEL A. LLOSA, Notary Public, Until December 31, 2005, 7902853 Dgte. City 1-6-05 DOC. NO. 45, PAGE NO. 10, BOOK NO. XXIV, SERIES OF 2005 WHEREAS, on January 30, 2006, this Honorable Court issued an order impleading as additional defendants Spouses Candido and Brenda Diputado and ordering further that service of Summons for defendants Juan Esturas, Editha Lay, and Spouses Rowena B. Wong and Wong Yew Charn, be affected by publication. NOW THEREFORE, you defendants Spouses JUAN ESTURAS and EDITH LAY and Spouses ROWENA B. WONG and WONG YEW CHARN are hereby Ordered to file ANSWER to the Complaint before this Court within sixty (60) days from the date of the last publication of this summons, furnishing Atty. Arturo Dupio, Atty. Raymund Ja Mercado, and Atty. Joel A. Llosa. (Sgd) HENRI VOLTAIRE T. SOJOR, OIC-Acting Branch Clerk of Court Copy furnished: Atty. Ma. Antonio L. Bulado, Atty. Joel A. Llosa, Atty. Arturo Duplo, Atty. Raymund JA Mercado. The Negros Chronicle June 25, July 2 & 9, 2006


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“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).

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he word “if” is one of the really big little words in the dictionary. We preach- Dr. PROCESO UDARBE ers should preach on such words like “but,” “and,” and so on. We often like to use big words— human’s highest aspiration apocalyptic, transubstan- and highest joy are reached tiation, eschatological. through an if. When I was fresh from semiThere are of course nary, I enjoyed using these negative uses of if. Says St. words. I changed course Paul in Romans 7: “If I do when, after one of my ser- what I do not want, sin mons, someone was heard dwells within me.” to say: “It must have been a I have often said if to young good sermon because I did people. You will turn out to be a not understand it.” great surgeon if. You will have In the way the word “if” is a happy marriage if. Many of used in Romans 8, we cannot us who are older recall the mistake the meaning as the great poem of Rudyard word is appended with great Kipling—If. truths of the Christian faith. If is Today, let us confine like a swinging door. The Turn to page 10

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It is easy for us to fall into a similar trap to that of those who doubt that Jesus could amount to anything. Whether it is jealousy or just plain arrogance of mind and heart that leads the people to this conclusion about Jesus, we do not know. What we do know, however, is that we should seek to avoid their sin and to place our trust and hope in Jesus! Only by trusting in Him will we be able to overcome our sins and grow in holiness. Only with the help of God’s grace will be saved. e departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands? Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. He went around to the villages in the vicinity teaching.

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NE lesson I learned early in life is that when there’s a typhoon outside, one should better stay at home and do something productive.

At the moment, we have a terrible, ugly typhoon in the political arena, made more vicious by the participation of some bishops. We are told these clerics are not interfering in politics but are simply exercising their pastoral duty of upholding and defending morality involved in these crucial big issues in our political life. This is something new to me. So, if one is not for the impeachment of the President, or is for charter change, or is for some amount of mining in the country, or is for legalization of some games of chance, etc., he is acting immorally? Give me a break! No wonder the Church is sometimes held in ridicule by some sectors because of clerics’ views like these. I don’t think these clerics are acting like fools for Christ. They are simply fools, period, of their own accord. If there’s an effective way to harm the Church, it is when Church leaders interfere in politics. They will be foolishly and unnecessarily dividing the flock. The issues involved are

matters of opinion. We should allow people to take any position their conscience would tell them. Or are these bishops claiming their position in political issues is the only moral position? One position may be better than another, but as long as one position, no matter how inferior, does not go against faith and morals, or basic human rights, it has to be respected. It’s part of the autonomy temporal affairs enjoy. In these matters, no one has the exclusive possession of truth or justice or prudence, etc. That’s why it’s so repulsive to hear clerics speak on socio-political issues as if they have that exclusive right to wisdom and morality. The Christian way to resolve these issues is already spelled out in the Church’s social doctrine. That way is always marked by dialogue, norms of prudence, charity, understanding, mercy, etc. It does not talk much about coming up with specific positions, much less a partisan one at that. Everyone is supposed and should be encouraged

to be responsible in coming up with his opinions. Everyone is supposed to respect others who may not agree with his position. And everyone should refrain from involving the Church in what are clearly human and temporal conflicts. In pursuing socio-political issues, the lay people have to take active and direct role. The clerics, because of the nature of our vocation, better be more discreet, keep quiet, or just give out reminders for justice, fairness, requirements of common good, etc. Everyone would be happy with that. And that behavior of the clergy is not fence-sitting, because the issues involved are not matters of faith and morals, or human rights. We have to be careful with those clever, plotting groups who want their position to be strengthened by clerical endorsement. That would be a clear case of an unhealthy clerical mentality among some politicians and ideologues. I keep on thinking about what is happening lately among our Church leaders. I have concluded that there is indeed a ty-

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phoon outside, reason, even common sense are suspended. There is no use battling it out. We just have to wait until those stupid cats and dogs run out of energy—and mischief. In the meantime, it may be good to do something else. Like reviewing Latin. Not only does it engage your mind more than crossword puzzles and sodukus. It also gives us a sense of being grounded, of being a part of a well-thought out system and culture.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Vi si t of St. Ezeki el Moreno

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ive weeks ago, May 28-29, the Caravan - Pilgrim age launched nationwide by the Order of the Augustinian Recollects (OAR) arrived in Dumaguete City. It is dubbed: Biyaheng Recoletos 400: A Nationwide Caravan – Pilgrimage in Honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno. This year, the Recollects observe the 100th death anniversary of St. Ezekiel Moreno (1848-1906), Patron of Cancer Patients, whose image visited the Provincial Hospital of Dumaguete. For some fifteen years of mission work in the Philippines as in Mindoro and Palawan, the Saint had extraordinary work with the poor and the sick. Having caught malaria in Palawan, he came to Talisay in Negros Island in 1873 to undergo treatment under Fr. Fernando Cuenca, a Recollect hydropathist. Biyaheng Recoletos 400 was also a golden opportunity to retrace the pages of history of the OAR

in the Negros Island. “The arrival of the Recollects in Negros (in 1848) is a major event in the history of the island. The enthusiasm of the Recollects would contribute decisively toward the creation of a climate of optimism and progress that would soon place Negros in the forefront of the Philippine provinces,” writes Fr. Angel Martinez Cuesta, author of History of Negros, 474pp, (1980). As an invaluable contribution to Philippine historiography, the book shows the “climate of optimism and progress” was a “happy result of a combination of circum-

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ST. EZEKIEL MORENO stances, each of them contributing in its own way: fertility of the soil, mildness of the climate, high prices for sugar in the world market, liberalization of trade, opening of the port of Iloilo to foreign shipping, technical progress, peace and order, the insight and tenacity of a handful of men, such as Fr. Turn to page 9

erubbabel was the governor of Judah 60 years after the great temple built by Solomon had been destroyed. The temple lay in ruins, and the Lord spoke to the prophet Haggai, “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” (Hag. 1:4) God was calling for a remnant of His people to come out of their comfort zones and restore the glory of God’s house. God is doing this same thing today among Christian workplace believers throughout the world. He is rising up a remnant of workplace believers who are being handpicked to use their resources, skills, and experience to affect nations that have not heard the message of Jesus Christ. The only way they can hear is by commerce being brought into their nation through Christian workplace believers, because these are closed regions to normal missionary efforts. “But now be strong, O Zerrubbabel,” declares the Lord. “Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,” declares the Lord, “and work. For I am with you,” declares the Lord Almighty. “This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And My Spirit remains among you. Do not fear” (Haggai 2:4-5). The remnant of workplace believers God is calling today understand that Turn to page 13


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AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch

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AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Claro M. Recto Street Bayawan City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or.

All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

HISTORICAL NOTES Vi si t of St . Ezeki el (From page 8

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Fernando Cuenca, the English merchant Nicholas Loney, and the hacenderos Eusebio Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Agustin Montilla, Leopoldo Gaston, Miguel Perez, and Diego de la Viña, etc,” Fr. Martinez Cuesta points out. In that grand chapter on the pastoral organization of Negros, the Recollects submitted in 1889 to the Government a missionary plan which foresaw the simultaneous opening of ten new missions. Though, “it did not begin until 1894-1895, when, after much debate and major changes, the Government approved the foundation of no less than 29 missions, and the Recollects began to appoint their respective pastors,” that book maintains. “This project is the most ambitious pastoral plan ever cast by the Recollects in the Philippines. In it, we can see summarized all their deep concern for the poor and abandoned people. The Recollects were aware of the difficulties the plan entailed. Most of the proposed missions would rise in regions still unexplored with hundreds of deserters, robbers, murderers, and every kind of undocumented people. But they were also conscious that among them were also thousands of simple people deprived of any civil and ecclesiastical services. Some of them were still pagan, and they wanted to come to their help.” St. Ezekiel Moreno, the Patron of Cancer Patients, was undeniably the personification of such charism that the Augustinian Recollects in Negros and elsewhere in the country sought to be faithful.

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AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2006 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

DECL ARA TION OF DECLARA ARATION HEIRSHIP WITH ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of FELIPA GONZALEZ have filed and executed a Declaration of Heirship With Absolute Sale over Lot No. 3640, covered by Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo Blg. FV-41559, under Doc. No. 98, Page No. 18, Book No. 5, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Dirkie Y. Palma. The Negros Chronicle June 25, July 2 & 9, 2006 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. 147C, 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. T-7272; 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

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he problem with Filipinos is that we always say “there is a problem”! That, by itself creates a lot of “baby” problems until we become overwhelmed by them. Take for instance our economic woes. We are not doing anything about it and that is a “problem”, right? It sure is! But let us forget that for a moment and think about Sun Dried Tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes. There is, at the moment a great demand for sun dried tomatoes in the western world. The going rate with importers vary from P18,000.0020,000.00 per ton. Considering that in our tropical environment we can grow and harvest tomatoes four times a year, we can probably rake in P120,000.00 per hectare per year. If only we stop complaining about “problems” and start tilling the ground and grow tomatoes, we probably will have a better life and lifestyle. It’s all in the mind, you see! If you can constantly supply 10-20 tons of Sun Dried Tomatoes, Eggplants, Capsicums and some Chili varieties, email me and I will find the market for you. One word that could probably make you millions in this modern world is “Organic”. Have a nice day! AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN

Branch II Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Sts., Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 17, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

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All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

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went to a local store to buy some playing cards. The clerk, seeing I was a foreigner, picked up the “girlie” cards. I bought another style.

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Sunday ... From page 8 ourselves to three ifs in Romans chapter 8. A first if in Romans 8 is in verse 16: If we are children (of God), then we are heirs with Christ. To be an heir is a tremendous status. It means we wear the badge of sonship just like the prodigal son who comes home from the far country and his father gifts him with a ring on his finger. Speaking humanly, there are heirs who do not make use of their heritage from their parents. I have very often heard comments about students who have high IQs from their parents, not to mention money, and these are squandered in their “majoring in minors” in college, and they do not amount to much. On the other hand, we could be envious of a father whose of four children finish their doctoral courses in record time, and who says, “They have put to use the genes they have inherited.” In the spiritual realm there are those who refuse to make use of their heritage or do not know that they are heirs of the spiritual benefits with

Christ, and therefore denied the fullness of life. What do we inherit with Christ? We inherit eternal life— —“Because I live you shall live also. “We inherit with him an intimacy with the Father —Jesus teaches us to say “Our Father…” in our prayer life. We inherit a family —the fellowship of the church. We are sheep whose names Jesus knows. We are admitted into the fellowship as children of God. And we inherit a servanthood. Our mission is to “go into all the world (of everyday life) and proclaim the Gospel to every creature,” and to be “lights and salts in the world.” My friends, because we are children of God, we are heirs. (To be continued)

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Victors of ... From page 6

those who voted against us, and those who did neither. They own the money that are placed in our trust. And we have no right to spend it as if it were our own which we could dispense only to our friends and supporters exclusively. —————————— The victors of the third kind among us have our reasons. We keep the wounds and the scars of political combat fresh in our minds. And we want to get even, to

The street vendor who sells sunglasses and watches always brings out the pornography and Viagra whenever he sees a foreigner. Four Filipinos were discussing a Cebu massage parlor that supposedly gave more than massages. Each admitted they had never tried the “extras”. They all turned and looked at me. They were disappointed the foreigner had never tried them either. Let’s face the truth; foreigners do not have a great reputation here in the Philippines. Everyone talks about the drunken driving foreigner who kills Filipinos. You hear about the ugly foreigner who cavorts with prostitutes, or molests children, or rapes women. Sadly sometimes these stories are even true.

exact our pound of fresh. —————————Unfortunately the ones hardest hit by our hurt feelings and wounded pride are the poor people of our land who are as much our constituencies regardless of our political differences. —————————How long can our people tolerate us politicians of the third kind?

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WHAT ABOUT THE NICE GUYS. Let me tell you about the GOOD guys, even foreigners whom I I have met here in Dumaguete. There is Jack. He and his Filipina wife run an orphanage. They provide a home, food, clothes and even an education for Filipino children who have nothing. How about Joe, he fell in love with a Filipina. You might be shocked to find out; he never touched her until after they were married. There is Tom, who along with his Filipino brothers spends his weekends providing free medical and dental services to those who can not afford it. Now there is George who along with two other “ugly” foreigners supports twenty-three Filipino stu-

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dents. They will have an education thanks to those ugly foreigners. Then there is Bill. He is currently working trying to help battered women. He has done so many things from trying to help Emergency Medical Team save lives to lecturing on the dangers of AIDs. I could list many more people just like these. You may not like some of those not-sonice-looking foreigners, but I am pretty proud of them. So the next time you hear about some ugly bully foreigner, remember, there are at least fifty more that are not so ugly. In fact many of those foreigners are very nice people.

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The Need for Genuine Champions

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r. Jose P. Laurel, the great jurist and statesman, has a book entitled “Bread and Freedom”. It is a collection of discursive essays on leadership and government, the constitutional system, labor, democracy, foreign relations, the youth, education and economics. It is a must reading for pretenders and non-pretenders in the art of governance.

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The idea is that bread is essential to the enjoyment of freedom. One is not a substitute or an alternative of the other. The complete formula, according to Dr. Laurel, should be liberty plus security, bread plus freedom. It is undeniable that in our country, communism has remained the rival ideology of democracy. In fact, the government is spending a lot of money to thwart the

advance of the communist movement. I believe that before the government picks up a gun and spends plenty of people’s money to support military missions, it must first show genuine effort on its part, not merely lip service, to solve the problems of the masses. What our people need are tangible results not impressive blue prints which can only create “despair out of hope and morbid defeatism out of ener-

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getic endeavors”. Our people need “genuine champions” from among those entrusted with the authority and duty to govern. The problem right now is how the government can wean the poor, the disinherited, the underprivileged masses of our country from the allures of communist leaders that they are the genuine champions of the people. Throw away the gun and serve our people! EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND SALE

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Councilor, granted study leave for master of laws

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ity Councilor-lawyer and long-time DYEM FM Newscaster Myrish Cadapan-Antonio sought permission from the City Council to go on a ten-month study leave for her master of laws in Washington DC. Permission granted. Here is her request:

KAG. MYRISH C. ANTONIO

face the future with boldness and greater resolve. “Early next week, I shall begin to take on a study leave from this Honorable August Body to pursue a Fulbright student fellowship for a Master of Laws in the field of Government Procurement and Environmental Law with local governments as concentration, at the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, the United States of America. “ This is a 10-month Master of Laws program sponsored by the PhilippineAmerican Educational Foundation, Inc. My study leave has been endorsed by the Hon. Vice Mayor Ablong, Mayor Tuting Perdices, the City and Provincial DILG

“I stand before you as a public servant whose heart remains steadfast in the quest to be your voice towards a better community. My conscience tells me serving you for the 5 years or so has been well worth the while. However, my mind beckons that I learn more, gain additional knowledge so that I shall return even more equipped to help us

Heads and approved by Secretary Renato V. Puno of the Department of Interior Local Governments under Memorandum Circular No. 2001-52 dated May 8, 2001 on official time. “My reasons for pursuing a Master of Laws in Local Government Law, specifically in the field of Government Procurement and Environmental Law stems from an ardent desire to have a thorough evaluation of the interplay between the Philippines’ policies on local governments (which primarily include the relevant provisions of the 1987 Philippine constitution and the Local Government Code of 1991), and national development. “This interest has been developed by my experience

in local governance as a twoterm City Councilor and as adviser to various local government initiatives. While my stint as member of the local legislative body of Dumaguete City has been fulfilling, I have seen the necessity of broadening my knowledge and maturity through a Master of Laws in the field. “To my mind, this intensive study will allow me to review the basic concepts of the local government’s power to contract, to increase its capacities and how it is able to prevent exposure to liabilities. The course is made more relevant and interesting as it involves the interplay of the power to contract on environmental policies at the local level. “

CEB head of marketing, PR consultant at launching CEBU PACIFIC head of Marketing and Sales Ms. CANDICE A. IYOG and PR Consultant Charles Lim were among the top airline personalities including PR Manager Marjorie Valiente, who graced the July 3 launching of the Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 at the Sibulan Dumaguete airport. On hand were city and provincial officials who joined in the launching. The A319 has 150 passengers and leaves daily for Manila at 2:10pm, more or less.

High school celebrates

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an Jose High School participated in the Regional celebration of the First Kahoy Festival last June 30 to July 3 2006 through a series of activities. They also call it “Mordeno Day,”

First was the Eco-Camp Adventure last June 30 to July 1 at the SJHS Cultural Hall. 120 student participants from first year to second year high school participated in the activity. The camp activities include the following: Team Spirit Challenge, Socio-Cultural competitions and a coastal clean-up. The camp ended with an uphill climb and a tree planting ac-

tivity in Sitio Palinpaling, located in Baranggay Basak, San Jose Oriental Negros. To culminate the observance of the Project Activities, the school conducted a 1-day seminar workshop on the importance of Trees, The Impact of Drug Addiction to teens and Moral and Spiritual Guidance. This was followed by a tree planting activity and a clean-up drive

across the Poblacion area of the Municipality of San Jose. The activity was made possible through the support of the Josenian School Community, Local Government Unit of the Municipality of San Jose, Solid Waste Management Desk, United Church of Christ(San Jose), Department of Agriculture, Province of Oriental Negros and people of Baranggay Basak and Poblacion.

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Air Transportation Office ATO provincial airport manager Veronica Sayson-Chuang confirmed that the ATO national office has cited the SibulanDumaguete airport as one of the greenest in the country. Chuang has consistently maintained the upkeep of the airport facilities despite limited budget. One thing, the national director of ATO is Gen Nilo Jatico, who hails from Dumaguete. To Veronoica’s left are Ofelia Curativo, project supervisor; and Editha Elarcosa, personnel officer.

Above: Teachers from the College of Information Technology of Negros Oriental State University during their field trip to Cebu City last May 4&5, 2006. Fieldtrip was arranged by Angels’ Wings Tours & Travel Dumaguete. Call: 422-9667 or contact: 09189301756

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they have to come out of Egypt from their past work life. Egypt signifies the way of the world. It represents sweat and toil. It is the flesh. This new way is exemplified by a pioneer spirit. God knows we need to have courage in order to move in this realm. Also, God assures us that His Spirit is with anyone who seeks to live in the realm of supernatural faith. Are you one of these remnants He has handpicked in these days? Has He called you out of Egypt in order to do extraordinary things in your life for His Kingdom? Ask God to show you how He wants to use you in the workplace this year. Then act and “be strong, all you people of the land.” Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY CASE NO.: 07-06-0390 (07-01-0784) GINNA RODRIGUEZ Applicant/s. x—————————————————/

N O T I C E Application is a grantee a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service on the line: Manjuyod – Bais City – Tanjay and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-01-0784 dated July 20, 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 August 11, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. at its office at 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 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 HONORABLE ROGELIO V. OSMEÑA, Regional Director this 4th day of July 2006. (Sgd.) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV ATTY. JOSE DOUGLAS R. SANSON C.T.D.O. The Negros Chronicle July 9, 2006 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY CASE NO.: 07-06-0391 (07-01-1920) MYRNA TAMPARONG Applicant/s. x—————————————————/

N O T I C E Applicant is a grantee a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a Filcab service on the line: Dumaguete – San Miguel, Bacong and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-01-1920 dated July 13, 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 9:00 a.m. at its office at Kiwanis Bldg., Dumaguete City 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 operators 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 HONORABLE ROGELIO V. OSMEÑA, Regional Director this 4th day of July 2006. (Sgd.) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV

The Negros Chronicle July 9, 2006

ATTY. JOSE DOUGLAS R. SANSON C.T.D.O.

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owners of the money paid to city hall. City Legal officer Atty Niel Rey Lagahit informed the court that 95% of the operators of tricycles and 85% of the drivers of tricycles have already complied with the high cost, short of saying that this should have become moot. Until the Court shall have finished evaluating the contents of Ord. 88, only then will the lady judge make a decision as to its constitutionality, she said. This was the compromise agreement reached between stakeholders-plaintiffs namely Jeffrey Alpeche and N.D. , who sirrrrrrrr Motors Association and the city mayor, plus the city treasurer and the legal officer. The court said that the council serves the public with policies in whom the power to decide still rests on the people.

High School ... From page 12 The Mordeno Project is a special program of the Department of Education Region VII which aims to mobilize the entire workforce of the Department of Education including students and the community to act in saving the environment and to promote values development. NOVENA PRA YER TO ST PRAYER ST.. JUDE O, Holy St. Jude the apostle and martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle, near Kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercession of all who invoked your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recoursed from the depth of my heart. And humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition. (Make your request)... In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoked thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days, On the eight day your prayers will be answered, for this Novena has never known to fail. Publish this once your wish is granted. / E. A.

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Puppies for sale (double coat) Contact: Julia 2252561.

FOR RENT A four bedroom apartment; with a terrace fronting the sea; 2 CR Bath; and a landscaped front lawn located at Bantayan Beach near Silliman Beach, Dumaguete City. For inquiry please call Glady – Tel. Nos. 225-2437/ 4225756 or Cell No. 09273244258.

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

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MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER

Does prayer work? You bet ! 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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aving cancer has taught me how to be content in many ways. What really matters is now. Like anyone else, I MUFFET DOLAR-VILLEGAS have twenty four hours a day to spend or lose. When night comes, I usually feel upset. Sunset reminds me of dying. But these moments are fleeting. They disappear when I start thanking God for everything, even for cancer. I start praising Him for the most beautiful things in life that are free. Like friends, our family, air, sunlight, starry nights, restless waves and flowers in abundance everywhere. But the most valuable of all are Salvation and Time. A German proverb says, “When in prayer, you clasp your hands, God opens His.” Does prayer really work? For those who have been through life and death situations, tough decisions, and severe trials, they have a lot to say about prayers. During painful times, I was carried through by prayers coming from friends and people whom I didn’t even know. When I bled four days after surgery and had emergency operation, I survived because of prayers. We become who we are, where we are, because out there, someone prayed. Does God really listen? I have talked to someone who said, “You talk to God, but He doesn’t listen. He is not even there.” This person was hurting, his wife died of breast cancer. His three little children are left without a mother. His heart begged for answers. We pray, we ask many things, and hope for an answer, but sometimes the answer that we are looking for is not what we receive. I cannot explain to this man why his wife died. Nor I can justify the reason behind it. All I had to say was, Trust God that this storm will pass, as many storms do. I just stopped asking God questions. My small mind cannot grasp His entire plan. My Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Negros Oriental City/Municipality: Dumaguete City

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 /// TITA to CRESTITA in name from EPI /// 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

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frame is so tiny compared to the universe. But we can always trust His purpose and His will. I love the book about Brother Lawrence. It’s called, “The Presence of God.” Here’s a man who talks to God about anything, anytime, anywhere. He does mundane tasks like sweeping the floor, washing dishes, doing ordinary work in an extraordinary setting. Working in the presence of God like Saint Theresa. But talking to God about how we feel towards someone and breathtaking sceneries is also a prayer. It doesn’t have to be asking for favors all the time. He loves to be a part of us,

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twenty four hours a day. Eleanor Roosevelt had always carried this prayer with her. It says “Our Father, who has set a restlessness in our hearts and made us all seekers after that which we can never fully find… keep us at tasks too hard for us, that we may be driven to Thee for strength.” He listens. He waits. He forgives. He loves unconditionally. His cellphone is never busy. A sticker says, “The heart of the problem is the problem of the Heart.

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.

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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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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.

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Unified ID system for gov’t agencies upheld

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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.

In a decision penned by Justice Antonio T. Carpio, the Court dismissed the petitions for review filed by Kilusang Mayo Uno, et al, and Bayan Muna, et al., respectively, which sought to nullify EO 420. Citing Art. VII, sec. 17 of the 1987 Constitution, the Court stressed that the “President shall have control of all executive departments, bureaus and offices.” As such, the Court said that the President can direct all government entities to adopt a uniform ID system. This power of control, however,

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

is limited only to the Executive branch of government and does not extend to the Judiciary or to the independent constitutional commissions. “In the present case, EO 420 does not establish a national ID system but makes the existing sectoral card systems of government entities like the GSIS (Government Service Insurance System), SSS (Social Security System), PhilHealth, and LTO (Land Transportation Office) less costly, more efficient, reliable, and userfriendly to the public. Hence,

EO 420 is a proper subject of executive issuance under the President’s constitutional power of control over government entities in the Executive department, as well as under the President’s constitutional duty to ensure that laws are faithfully executed,” the Court said. (Kilusang Mayo Uno, et al. v. The Director General, NEDA, et al., GR No. 167798; Bayan Muna Representatives, et al. v. Eduardo Ermita, et al., GR No. 167930, April 19, 2006) – Archie M. Sercado

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HE SUPREME COURT recently declared as valid Executive Order 420 requiring government entities to adopt a uniform data collection and format for their existing identification (ID) systems.

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Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135/ 1508 Filed by C AND L LENDING INVESTOR against ANGEL V. VALENCIA as AIF of Cecilia V. Flores et. al. of North Pob., Bacong, Neg. Or., to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 2, 2006 amounts to P98,900.30 excluding /including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on July 19, 2006 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1 st Floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

TCT No. T-31743

A parcel of land covered under TCT No. T-31743, (Lot No. 1799 of the Cadastral Survey of Bacong), with the improvements thereon, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Bacong, containing an area of Two Hundred and Seventy Seven (277) square meters, more or less, registered in the name of Angel V. Valencia, married to Marissa S. Marcellana as AIF of Cecilia V. Flores et. al. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on July 26, 2006 without further notice. Dumaguete City, June 16, 2006. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff By: (Sgd) JOHNFIL D. GONZALVE Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff The Negros Chronicle June 25, July 2 & 9, 2006

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 # 460-06- various electrical supplies for Improvement of Lightning System at the Herminigildo G. Villanueva Football Field, Bais City. Revision # 1 to be taken from the General Fund P 82,940.00 2) PR 484-06 – various tires of different sizes for use in the replacement of worn-out tires of Roadgrader GD 405A & 1808, REO 5T Prime Mover and Payloader TCM 75B to be taken from the General Fund.

653,000.00

3) PR # 488-06 – various materials for Repair and Maint. Artesian Wells, Reservoir, Pumping Stations and Conduits. (3rd Quarter) to be taken from the General Fund. 73,875.00 ——————————TOTAL P 809,815.00 ============ 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 5, 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 June 25 & July 2, 2006

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DOJ junks ... From page 1 of which prospered. The city prosecutor has been ordered bv the DOJ to enforce the resolution and report the action taken in ten days. The origin: Tigbakay The libel complaint filed by Dicen stemmed from the criticisms published in the Negros Chronicle against the city council for legalizing tigbakay (illegal cockfighting) and allowing it to proliferate through a provision surreptitiously placed in the city tax ordinance. Because of this anomaly, there was a proposal in the city council to repeal this tigbakay provision in the tax ordinance, but which proposal was killed by the city council. Dicen was one of the councilors who voted to kill the proposal to repeal the tigbakay provision. City councilor Dicen filed a complaint for libel claiming the Chronicle article defamed him. Assistant city prosecutor Edna Villamil agreed with Dicen and found probable cause to hold the Chronicle editor-publisher for trial The chronicle publisher elevated the matter to the Department of Justice for review, which found merit in his appeal. Villamil rebuked The Department of Justice rebuked assistant prosecutor Villamil’s findings that the element of malice was “presumed to exist.” The DOJ explained that in order for a publication to be libelous, the writer of the article must be actuated by malice. “We find the element of malice wanting in this case.,” the DOJ resolution stated. Privileged character of the article The DOJ ruled: “While, as a general rule, malice is presumed from defamatory words, the privileged character of a communication destroys the presumption of malice.” The justice department also ruled that the burden of proving actual malice lies in Samuel Dicen, the complainant. “He must clearly show the existence of malice when as the true motives of the respondent in his news articles,” the resolution said. No malice On the contrary, the department of justice found that the Chronicle editor did not act with malice when he caused the publication of the news articles as he merely reported the manner of the passage and approval of a tax ordinance by the city council of Dumaguete. A matter of public concern “Certainly, a tax ordinance is a matter of public concern and interest as it imposes a duty and financial

burden on anyone,” the DOJ ruled. Nothing extrinsic “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,” the DOJ said. Villamil debunked The justice department also debunked assistant prosecutor Villamil who wrote in her junked resolution, that a finding of malice can be derived from false statements in the publication. In her resolution, Villamil had written: “The defamatory imputation that complainant was one of five councilors who hoodwinked the provincial board has no basis and is therefore false. For which reason when a defamatory imputation is false and is not based on actual facts, there can certainly be no justifiable motives. In writing and publishing the said articles, the element of malice is therefore presumed.” Villamil rejected. In rejecting Dumaguete prosecutor Villamil, the department of justice ruled: “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 what is false or not”. Actual malice The Department of Justice upheld the argument of the Chronicle publisher that the standard to be applied in defamation complaints initiated by public officials is the “actual malice” standard. Actual malice means that the writer of an article complained against wrote it with knowledge that it was false or with “reckless disregard of what is false or not” Meaning of actual malice The DOJ explained the meaning of actual malice invoking Arturo Borjal versus Court of Appeals (G.R. 126446, January 14, 1999): “Reckless disregard of what is false or not” means that the defendant entertained serious doubt as to the truth of the publication, or that he possesses a high degree of awareness of their probable falsity. Falsity is not the standard The DOJ also rejected prosecutor Villamil’s erroneous use of the “falsity standard” in determining the existence of probable cause. Undersecretary Pineda, who penned the DOJ resolution said: “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

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was furnished to Gov. George Arnaiz over the weekend, said illegal financiers from outside of Dumaguete and the province, are also pouring in their resources here. Part of the letter reads: “We, the Vigilantes, conclude that there is still a great need for our law enforcers to be more consistent and more vigilant in their operations, so as to open their eyes, ears and nose(s), to see well, hear well and smell strongly these evils, to purge them down, while (they are) crawling secretly, seeking the ruin of souls and sabotaging our country’s economy”. There is also that possibility that these elements who may deploy other personalities outside the province, are still feeling their way around and evaluating the situation. Reports say that vigilantes here if they exist, come from other cities. They are possibly being financed by out-of-the province resources. Mayor Perdices admits he received phone calls from the so-called “roving vigilantes” who offered to help in crime prevention which the mayor declined if illegal means are used to solve crimes.

SU Gate of Opportunity (PORTAL area) northbound to the junction of Aldecoa Road – Looc Bypass Road will be strictly observed from 6 AM to 8AM; 11 AM to 1 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. During these hours, the Langheim Road will be opened to vehicles with Silliman stickers to exit either at the Reyes gate (fronting NORSU) or Doltz gate. However, vehicles of Silliman faculty, staff and students with Silliman stickers will be allowed to exit at the gate of the LangheimHibbard Avenue and then to turn left northbound. The Channon gate will also be opened to vehicles with Silliman stickers to exit at Doltz gate. The Division of Student Personnel takes charge of issuing Silliman stickers. A drop point between the elementary building and STEDs will be constructed to ease out traffic flow interruptions. Vehicles conducting Grades 4, 5 and 6 pupils will enter the BG road beside STEDs to drop them and then proceed back to Hibbard Avenue turning right to Piapi or may turn left to Langheim road if with Silliman stickers. For a long term proposal, a road will be constructed at the back of the elementary school along the boundary of the Buildings and Grounds leading to the Looc road. About 3-meter areas along the creek will be developed by the city government, with the cooperation of Silliman University. The City Mayor is very supportive of this idea. Let us hope this traffic flow scheme would be able to solve the traffic congestion in the Hibbard Avenue, considered the busiest street of Dumaguete City.

The letter continued “We hope that your men are really doing their duty effectively to counteract the operations of these evil elements, or else, The Big Fight For The Cause will only be in vain. These lawless elements knew at hand that their illegal activities are a great risk on their part, so, they have to suffer the consequences when caught”, the letter warned. The group further claimed it will “continue to do our part, to rove around the (Dumaguete) City and Negros island as a whole, to search for the truth, until the weather is clear”.

Cebu Pacific ... From page 2 domestic passengers in June 2006 than in June 2005. CEB market share for June 2005 was 31%. The steady growth in market share and load factor can be attributed to the more aggressive pricing strategy that the airline has adopted, starting with the launch of its ‘Go’ fares in November 2005. CEB also offered 10 peso and 1 peso promo fares in March 2006. CEB had a further 2 Airbus A319 aircraft join its fleet in June replacing retiring DC9 aircraft. By the end of July CEB will be operating an all Airbus fleet and it will have the youngest fleet in the Philippines and one of the youngest in Asia. “Cebu Pacific has always been committed to serve the Filipino. Our vision is to make it possible for every Juan to fly by offering the lowest fares possible to wherever Cebu Pacific operates. And now with our brand new, bigger Airbus planes, we will be able to offer more seats at lower fares to the public,” Lance press should not be held to account, to a point of suppression, for honest mistake or imperfections in the choice of language.” The DOJ said, citing the Borjal decision..

Y. Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO said. He continued, “We are very much encouraged by the growth in traffic since the introduction of ‘Go’ fares and the various seat sales because we see that domestic tourism can be stimulated even during the lean season. Very importantly this also means that we as a country can develop tourism to become a year-round industry.” “We will continue to offer our low fares and high quality service because we really believe it’s time every Juan flies,” Gokongwei emphasized. CEB now services 17 domestic destinations and also flies to Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea. The airline currently operates two A320 and six A319 aircraft. Four more A319 aircraft will arrive before the end of the year while the last two A320 aircraft will arrive in early 2007. Now in its 11 th year, CEB pioneered low fares in the country in March 1996. It also introduced travelers to on-time service, e-ticketing and on-line booking, setting the standards for airline innovation in the local aviation industry.

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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS (From page 2) without further comments thus:

“We find the petition (of the CHRONICLE editor-publisher) impressed 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. PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION. 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. ISSUE OF PUBLIC CONCERN. 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). SUPREME COURT SAID: 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: (Sgd) ERNESTO L. PINEDA, Undersecretary, Department of Justice. “

JACA wins ... From page 1 Marquez. The doctors had to stop the Jaca-Vasquez bout at 2:08 during the seventh round because the cut on Jaca’s left eye was heavily bleeding. The cut caused by an accidental head-butt in round three and aggravated apparently by another head-butt in round seven forced the ring physician to direct Abainza to call a halt. Philippine super featherweight champion Jimrex Jaca had a difficulty putting Marquez on his knees. In this round Marquez dropped Jaca on one knee in round three but referee Ver Abainza mysteriously failed to rule it a knockdown drawing the ire of the Mexican’s corner. Three ringside judges had to go to the score sheets

to determine the third undercard victory. By unanimous decision, the judges scored the fight at 60-53 in favor of the Oriental Negros native. The 23-year old Jemuel Divino was born in Sibulan, Oriental Negros. He was named “Jaca” when he entered boxing. Jaca improved his record by drawing 26-211 with 12 wins by knock-out into his record book while Marquez dropped to 28-17 with 21 knock-outs. The victor of the first under card showdown was WBO Asia-Pacific junior lightweight champion Caesar Amonsot over Silverio Ortiz of Mexico while former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa also came out with a new title after winning the second bout over Tomas Rojas by unanimous decision.


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2006 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

Still Basketball ! It’s Italy vs. France today ! T P BY MELODY JUNE T. CARINO

wenty barangays in Dumaguete City is participating in an Inter- Barangay Sports Competition to be held at the city quadrangle on

ortugal lost their shine to be included in a first World Cup final when they missed

Saturday.

First sport event is the inter-barangay open basketball tournament which will be participated in by members of their respective barangays, and is open to all ages. According to Joe A. Guirit, City Sports and Youth Development officer the open tournament for sports is held every year to commemorate the late Kagawad Boni Catarata who has been an active city sports officer. Guirit said that he has started to draft the calendar

of sports activities for this year. October to November will be the months to highlight sports, especially during the Dumaguete Fiesta. Commercial teams, schools and colleges varsity teams are also expected to join and enjoy. Sports events include mountain bike race, basketball, chess, volleyball, Dumaguete elimination run, Banca race, and softball. “This will be the time for the youth to make use of time in leisure activities such as sports,” said Guirit.

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both their rapport and a goal during the semi-final against France last Wednesday, while France had a strong will to seal a victory of 1-0 over Portugal. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team wasted 287 minutes play without scoring a goal as they bowed out of the competition in their best performance since 1966. Munich’s persistent aim to score in the 23rd minute of their second round tie against Netherlands was the last time they hit the target. The team’s aspiration to play in the World Cup Final faded as they melt their way to it during their game with the French. After that, they fought their way through a drab 120 minutes with England in the quarter-finals before winning on penalties. There were several ludicrous attempts to win penalties, particularly from Cristiano Ronaldo, as they ran out of attacking ideas YESTERDAY despite their neat approach work. “It was destiny,” Portugal captain Luis Afternoon . . . Fuego told reporters. He said they were not disappointed but Barangay proud to belong to the group. “We weren’t Pulantubig inferior to France but we couldn’t score.”, graced the he said. (MJC) first game

of the InterBarangay basketball open. The team agressively aimed for the basket, dropping a victory of 79 pts over 67 pts of Daro.

After leading his country to its firt ever World Cup title in 1998 and European Cup in 2000, French playmaker and inspirational skipper Zinedine Zidane is set to play his final competitive match in Berlin today against threetime World Cup champions

Italy. Winning a second World Cup title would be a perfect finale to his illustrations career. But his former Italian teammates from Juventus. Del Piero, Buffon and Canavarro are out to spoil Zizu’s victory party.

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BY: BINGO P. DEJARESCO

etter not talk about the bloody carnage at the Coliseum. Most Filipinos, anyway, saw how local boxing sensation Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao made a literal mincemeat of Mexican two-time world champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios in a savage 12-round massacre with two knockdowns on the 7th and 12th rounds. At the end of the bell. Larios was just jubilant realizing he was still on his feet - that was victory for him. After all two other Mexican boxing icons in that category, namely, King Barrera and Erick Morales went down in ignominy in the 10th and 11 rounds respectively when they tasted the fist and the fury of the Pacman from Dadiangas. Every sports scribe knows that had Manny wanted to, he could have sent Larios to dreamland in that fight that was so lopsided – it was a David and Goliath fight. Now Barrera and Morales are welling inside their pants, anxious to death for the time when they deal with Mr. Lethal Puncher sometime in November and next year, respectively. Gloria M. Arroyo, pleased as punch (we mean the drink, of course?) awarded the highest honor to the Pacman by granting him the Order of Lakandula award. That is well-deserved. But just what is Pacman to the adoring millions that follow his career like their own zodiac sign? He is many things to them, at the same time. Rich and famous as he is now everyone can feel that above all, Pacman is fighting for coun- Manny Pacquiao downs Oscar “Chololo” Larios in the final 12th Round last Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. try and flag. Tipong ang mamatay ng dahil sa’yo kind of person. The Great Perdices St. Unwashed relate to him beDumaguete cause he looks ordinary, Tel. 422-2769 with a slight wayward look Beside BPI ============ in his eyes but with a charBacong (Main) ismatic smile – without be============ ing afflicted with the “star Natural Hot Spring Bagacay Br. Swimming Pool near Hypermart complex”. Airplane Restaurant Like every one else, he has Catering • Parties

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a bawi niadtong byernes ang motorsiklo ni Rodulfo Generoso nga lumolupyo sa Brgy. Piapi ning dakbayan human kini gikawat niadtong mayo 24. Sa pagresponde sa kapulisan daling gikumperma nga motorsiklo gayud ni Generoso ang nakit-an nga parking sa tagong lugar sa Brgy. Calindagan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Pinintalan na ug itum ang nasangpit nga motor apan nailhan gihapon kini sa tag iya. Dako ang pasalamat ni Generoso sa kapulisan nga nakumpeska ang motorsiklo ug nabalik kaniya. Sa pakig hinabi sa kapulisan walay nahibalo sa silingan nga mga balay

kun kinsa ang nag park sa kinawat apan may maong motor. niangkun nga iya ang Matud pa sa mga maong motor ug daling resedente nga nahimo nakapakita ug papilis nga nang parking area ang iya ang maong motor ug maong lugar. Gikuha usab sa kapulisan ang gi uli ra usab kini sa laing motor nga tapad sa kapulisan.

Naningil ug utang giluba Nabawi sa atag iya ang nawala nga motorsiklo sa panabang sa kapulisan ning dakbayan dako ang pasalamat sa tagiya nga nakit-an ra ang iyang motor diha sa may Brgy. calindagan ning dakbayan disa hilit nga dapit

Plastik nga botilya dilikado sa Cancer

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ng mga botelyang plastik nga gikan sa mineral water dili kahadlokan kon kini gamiton dayon ilabay. Apan matud pasa pagto-on nga kon balikbalikon kini ug gamit kini makadaot sa panglawas. Usa sa nakadiskubre sa maong akasayuran mao si kagawad Nelson Patrimonio. Matud pa sa kagawad nga iyang nahibalo-an gikan sa internet ang kapiliro sa panglawas dolot sa siging gamit ug mga botilyang plastik.

nga dunay usa ka mayang sa elemento nga gisagol sa paghimo ug plastik nga makuha piaagi sa pag inum sa tubig nga isulod niini.

Tungod niini nidoso ug usa ka balaodnon si Kagawad Patrimonio pagpahibalo sa katawhan Basi sa mga pagtu-on sa dakbayan kalabot sa

Motor gakalat sa dakbayan

kadaot nga mahatag pinaagi sa paggamit ug botelyang plastik. Matud pa sa maong kagawad nga gusto lang niyang ipaambit sa katawhan sa dakbayan ang kabahin sa iyang nahibalo-an kalabot sa kada-ot nga mahimo sa plastik botilya.

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atay na sa dihang niabut na sa tambalanan sa probinsya Si Evangelyn Macias 47 anyus nga taga brgy. Bagacay ning dakbayan. Alas 10 sa buntag sa dihang naningil sa utang diha sa brgy. Taclubo wala kahibal-e nga diha ra diay matapus ang iyang hinulaman nga kinabuhi human siya gi dunggab patay sa kabanay sa iyang gipanilngan. Daling gi balhog sa pasangil nga bundakan siya presohan ang 21 anyus nga ug bato sa biktima suspetsado nga naila nga si hinongdan nga iya kining gi Ryan Consolacion kinsa ni luba. Wala siya mag mahay niyang kremin. angkun nga niluba kang sa nahimo Samtanmg nag dumili Macias. Matud pa sa pag luwat ug pahayag ang suspetsado nga mo buyag kabanay sa biktima. Pero lang unta siya sa nag ka init daling gihikay ang tukmang nga lalis kabahin sa pag sumbong batok kang paningil sa utang apan Consolacion.

RYAN CONSOLACION Suspek

Tigulang mangasilyas walay bayad sa city

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ipasalig ni dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices ngadto sa mga Senior Citizen ning dakbayan nga sila kahatagan ug pagtugot nga makagamit sa mga nag unang pansayan nga libre. Apan matud apa sa mahatag mao lamang ang pribadong pansayan dinhi mayor nga wala siyay paggamit sa pansayan sa dakbayan ug ang katungod nga mohataga diha sa tianggi nga libre pansayan sa probinsya ug pagtugot sa ubang alang sa mga senior. mga pansayan nga wala sa Hinu-on ang iyang nga katagan sab ug libre iyang poder.Matud pa sa sulayan pag kumbenser ang mga senior citizen mayor nga ang iyang ang mga nanag-iya ug nga nga maka gamit niini.

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inhi sa Dumaguete ang motor siklo ang sikat nga salakyanan motor siklo sanb ang kadaghanan nga gisayan sa mga krimenal ug kawatan. Kini basi sa mga natala nga mga kaso diha sa buhatan sa kapulisan sa pag pamusil patay ug pag pang labne dinhi sa dakbaya. Apan mis supak ang mga nigusyante ug motor siklo. Human nga gi akusahan nga ang mga paabangan nga mga motorsiklo ang sagad gamiton sa mga kremin. Matud pa sa mga tig paabang ug motor ngsa dili unta nila paabangan ang motor kun kahibalo pa sila nga gamiton kini sa kremin kay kini maka daut sa ilang nigusyo. Nasinati na sab sa mga

nigusyante ang padayun nga pag taas sa prisyo lana. Gani moresulta na sa away sa mga nag kumpetensya sa silingan nga paabangan ug motorsiklo. Hinoon aminado nga binipisyo sa mga nigusyante ang pag regulate sa mga paabangan ug motor dinhi sa dakbayan. Apan gibarugan nga dili maoy hinongdan sa mga kremin nga nahitabo dinhi sa dakbayan. Sa Dumaguete.

Na pasanginlan nga ang mga motor for rent ang kasagaran gigamit sa mga krimen nga nahitabo dinhi sa dakbayan sama sa mga labne ug bag, Cellphon ug uban pang ginagmay ug dinagko nga kremin


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An affiliate publication of the Negors Chronicle

VIVA ! Jimrex JACA !

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City Ordinance 88 niabut sa korte

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uman sa Daghang panag lalis ug wala pag ka uyon labut sa ordinansa numero 88 karun ang tanan niabut na sa kurte. Ala una 45 niadtong nakalabay nga adlaw gi file na ang kaso nga dugay nga gi saad sa KMU Batuk sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Lakip sa ni Perma isip usa sa ni kiha ang MD motors association pinangulohan ni Cerilo Cullado ug Operator Jefry Alpechie. Na tumong ang kaso kang Dumaguete City mayor Agustin Perdices ug treasurer sa city Cristina Mercid. Matud sa leader sa KMU Runald Ian Evedente Dako gihapon ang pagsalig sa grupo sa hustisya nga ihatag sa kurte. Unang

adlaw palang sa pag file ug kaso batok sa kuntrabersyal nga city ordinance number 88 gi tagsatagsa na sa abugado sa MD motor association nga si Atty. Joel Obar ang sumala pa nga pag ka unconstitutional sa balaodnun. Kini ang gisaligana karun sa kampo sa pag daug sa maong kaso. Sumala pa walay igong basihan ang orinansa arun pag suporta sa usa ka kinahanglanun sa

EMERGENCY TAWGA:

n ogd ati nakb aly nga D u m n ogi pgaih ayion ang dual Oern iatl Negros ang dual ni Jaca. Si Jaca um l ad nga taga ulngosd sa S biu an l nga karun atua na n m anioy sa Cebu.

ug ang um l ad nga taga S biu an l m Jirex Jaca. Sa wal pa ang mn ai event agtn igan sa mga taga

Pulis sa Sta. Catalina kasuhan sa CHR

usa ka Task Flow ug regulatory law. Gi question usab ni Atty. Obar ang trust fund nga giingun nga gitukod nga gikan sa 70% sa makalap nga pundo gumikan sa pag pataas sa Mayors Permit. Buot ug giklaro ni Atty. Obar nga dili angay gamiton ang pampubliko nga pundo alang sa prebadong katoyuan . Alang sa kampo ni Atty. Obar nga kaayuhan lang sa kampu sa mga motorcab JESUS CAÑETE driver sa pag sulong sa kaso. kabanay. Dako ang ilang paglaum nga Matud pa ni Yllamil nga makita unta sa kurte ang nag over heat ang ilang maong katuyo-an. sakyanan hunongdan nga na

Nag ka sinukli-ay ug mga pulong ang opisyal sa CHR sa probinsya ug ang pulis sa Santa Catalina. Pinakbit ang tubag ni Yllamil ni CHR Jesus Cañete sa gihatag niini nga kalabasa award ngadto kang Yllamil ug sa Santa Catalina police station human giriklamo si Yllamil nga nang hothot sa pamilya Maghuyop nga buot lang unta nga mopadakup sa ila unta nga late sila ug 30 menutos. Pero wala kini ikalipay ni Cañete disidido na kini nga mopasaka ug kaso nga ne-

Sa pag sugod sa event nag sniuk-il ay dayon sa kumo ang duha ka SPO2 YLLAMIL mag glect of duties ngadto kang dudual Yllamil ug morekomendahan sa gotd anaibot dinalian niining pag parelibo. sa ika pito ka angang

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July 9 2006