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umaguete top archer, and now conceivably the country’s best bet, has won the honor of becoming the lone Filipino male archer who will compete in the world Olympic Games in London starting July 27. He is Mark Javier, the once airsoft gun sharpshooter who became fascinated with the old fashioned bow-and-arrow target that catapulted him to his second Olympic representation, the first be(To page 17) ing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

D Dumagueteño Mark Javier stetches his bow in Ogden, Utah, U.S.A. as he won as one among the top 7 world male archers, who eliminated 80 other contestants-finalists from all over the world. (via email)

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Mayor, VM order full dress probe on park boy shooting BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO ayor Manuel Sagarbarria has directed PNP city chief P/Supt Crisaleo Tolentino to conduct a full dress investigation on the shooting of a park attendant at the Silliman Medical Center parking area, even as he castigated his chief cop why it took him the next day to report such significant incident to the mayor.


Earlier, Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova criticized the law enforcement system, as he took the Philippine National Police to task for its failure to bring to justice the alleged perpetrators of several past unsolved killings of the city, and

last Monday, the brazen shooting of a parking attendant. Mayor Sagarbarria said that police credibility and public confidence is again put to the test in that he will not tolerate inefficiency, discrimina-

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2 dead: Dengue up by 22% here



member of the Provincial Board denied having anything to do with the shooting of a parking attendant near the Silliman Medical Center, Monday noon, saying he does not even know the victim, and that during the crime, as reported in the blotter, he was in Manila.

The parking attendant-victim, Jesus Bulat Fabe, Jr., 30, married, from Tanjay (photo below), on the other hand, admitted that the person who shot him 4 times with a .45 caliber was not the same person with whom he had an altercation about parking methods the Sunday night earlier in front of the Cathedral. He suspects the gunman who shot him without provocation the next day was hired to do it. As this developed, City chief-of-police P/Supt about the recent shooting of the said parking attendCrisaleo Tolentino said all crimes committed in ant. Dumaguete City are treated equally, no matter who the LINK SOUGHT victim or the suspects are. All police actions are to be Tolentino said the victim himself, Jesus Bulat Fabe, based on the Rules on Evidence. He said this in reac- Jr., 30, married, from Tanjay, is their No.1 witness, but (To page 17) tion to pronouncements and public reactions

engue cases in Negros Oriental have reached an alarming level with 296 cases and two deaths recorded for the first semester of this year, said Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Felix Sy of Negros Oriental Health Office.


The two persons who died of dengue hemorrhagic fever came from the municipalities of Sibulan and Bacong. Most of the dengue victims are aged 21 and above, and both female and male almost equally

represented. Sy said the January to June 2012 record is 21.62 percent higher compared to the same period of last year with 232 cases and zero death.

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DUMAGUETE NEEDS: MC145 NORSU student journalists interview the shooting victim in his hospital bed.

Crime Management System he City of Dumaguete needs to establish a Crime Management System that will further professionalize, mobilize and institutionalize the business of crime detection, prevention and solution, according to the presiding officer of the City Council, the law-making body, which is tasked in formulating public policies.


Atty. Alan Gel Cordova, also a professional soldier trained as a West Point graduate courtesy of the national government (but he quit the mili-

tary), was close to saying in a privilege speech that he can do the job. This was precipitated by

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Suspected lawyer’s killer to be charged by August BY JUANCHO RODRIGUEZ


urder charges are being readied and finalized for filing before the one-year death anniversary of lawyer Archer Baldwin Martinez, who was killed in cold blood inside his office August 5, 2011. He was then the vice-president of the local Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

Dumaguete police chief P/Supt Crisaleo Tolentino is definite charges will be filed against the suspect, whom he refused to identify until the information is filed before the city prosecutor’s office, but no word about the

master mind of the killing. Tolentino disclosed the police is trying to put all important information about the alleged mastermind

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for it to be acceptable documents before the court. The chief cop denied knowledge about the P400,000 funds allotted by the city government for use by Task Force Archer. Kagawad Manuel Arbon, member of the City Council, raised queries about its whereabouts during the regular session. It will be recalled that the provincial government has also allocated P100,000 for use in gathering information for the identification of the

ATTY. ARCHER MARTINEZ suspect. The amount was intended for the other task force which was formed by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines headed by Atty. Joel Obar. Obar said the amount was used in information gathering that led to the identification of the suspect. //jg


In the interest of justice and to produce an airtight case that would withstand the most stringent judicial scrutiny, the Philippine National Police continue to refuse calls for the publication of the suspected gunman and mas-

termind of the cold-blooded murder of Atty. Archer Martinez last August 5, 2011. Both Sr. Supt. Alet Virtucio and Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, Deputy Director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office and Dumaguete City Chief-ofPolice respectively, dismissed allegations that the police is dragging its feet despite the P300,000 fund allotted for the prompt identification and prosecution of the suspects in the murder of the former Integrated Bar of the Philippines President by asserting that they have already established the identities of the gunman and mastermind. Nevertheless, prema-

(From page 1) turely naming the alleged perpetrators would be counter-productive should their evidences not be strong enough to establish the guilt of the accused if they would rush the filing of the information. Tolentino also denied any knowledge on who actually received the P300,000 fund intended for Task Force Archer, as he was not yet detailed in Dumaguete City when the funds were released following a resolution appropriating the sum days after Archer was shot inside his office at high noon. Both police officials assured the public that the charges will be filed before the first death anniversary of Atty. Martinez on August 5.



Cops face admin raps buy-bust P500K Mabinay rob? for botched police anti-drug officer could face admin-

Inside job likely in

he NBI has tagged everyone detailed at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office of Mabinay as a possible suspect of the P500,000 burglary, even as Mayor Ernie “Django” Uy underscored that he won’t conclude it’s an inside job until the authorities officially rule that it was. He asked for the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation to aid in the unmasking of the culprits.


Probers noted the absence of any forced entry and signs that the safety vault was tampered, which indicate that the perpetrators could not be

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The forum hosted by Greenwatch Philippines, Inc. wanted to highlight the massive damage brought to the communities by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, which affected the economic life of some 313, 780 persons in 166 barangays of Jimalalud, La

Liberad, Tayasan, Manjuyod, Ayungon and Guihulngan City, all in the first district. Fifty-one people were confirmed dead, 62 were missing, and the total cost of damage in public infraTo page 18

Police superiors of Insp. Richmond Conag deemed it fit to suspend his duties while administrative charges are being readied as part of the corrective measures to avoid a repeat of the June 21 incident. Police Insp. Richmond Conag led that botched attempt at apprehending a



he suspect in the rape of a 14-year-old lass fears for his life because if and when convicted, the victim’s father, who is also in Muntinlupa prison for murder, might take revenge and kill him inside the national penitentiary.

The 32-year-old suspect, a resident of Barangay Bagacay, admitted in an interview that he raped his 14year old niece inside their residence on Sunday, June 24, while everybody was out to the beach to celebrate the feast of St. John the Baptist. It was learned from the suspect that the victim’s father had been languishing at

the Bilibid prisons in Muntinlupa for murder. That when he will be convicted for rape, the suspect was thinking, the victim’s father will run after him while in Muntinlupa. Further investigations showed the girl, who is residing in another barangay, went to Bagacay that day to accompany her aunt to the To page 18

hilippine National Police (PNP) provincial director PSrSupt Edward Carranza explains  the one-strike policy of the police is also directed against provincial commanders, who are remiss in their duties to reduce, if not eliminate, illegal gambling in their respective areas of jurisdictions (AOJ).

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ducted by units outside of the province that would result to positive operations. These units include the regional special operations group, the regional intelligence division or elements from national headquarters. Carranza said that if



Karen after George: there’s luxury of time


wise politician would not rush for a position which can wait as time goes by. One who cannot wait for his time surely might not get it in the end. Unnecessary hurry could mean unfortunate delays. So take time, as in Ecclesiastes, the author, King Solomon, says: Everything has its own time, so take time. -o0oIn politics, the next in line after George in the second district congressional race can likely be Tata Villanueva. If he runs now against George, he might not make it. But if he asks daughter Bais Mayor Karen to run in the 2ndDistrict, it could be worth the experience, while Tata goes back to city hall in his only city. When George’s term expires, then Tata can take the second District and Karen goes back to city hall. Simple.

major illegal drug pusher through a buy-bust operation that ended up with the alleged shooting of the car of a college of law student. City Legal Officer Neil Rey Lagahit confirmed that the family of Jilan Wasawas, 24, a law student of Foundation University, decided To page 15

One-strike also covers erring PNP directors Carranza issued the clarification in the wake of criticisms that only chiefs-of-police are singled out, while the provincial director is not subjected to the same policy. Carranza explained he can also be relieved if antiillegal gambling operations are a failure even if con-


istrative charges, even as his team chased the wrong car whom they thought were engaged in the illegal drug trade. It was a case of a mistaken car identity.

Josy, Degamo skip Rape suspect fears quake rehab forum victim’s pa revenge

everal members of civil society groups and people’s organizations expressed disappointment over the failure of First District Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong and Governor Roel Degamo to personally attend and present their plans to rehabilitate northern Negros following the powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake last February 6, 2012 before the forum featuring the topic “Rehabilitating Northern Negros Oriental: A Challenge of Leadership and Governance.”

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this happens, he will have to pack up his things and report to the region. So far, at least four chiefs-of-police in Negros Oriental are facing administrative proceedings, while pre-charge investigations are also conducted against them for its failure to ad-

dress illegal gambling in their respective areas. Carranza made it clear when a police station has zero record of illegal gambling operations, there is enough reason to believe that the police is cuddling and tolerating the same in their areas.//JG

With her charm, which had fascinated PINOY when he came over to Bais city, this young mayor has a future if she just toes the line and refuses to be pressured and lured by dirty politics. She can be a reformer. Her doom or gloom will entirely depend on her --that’s Karen Villanueva of Bais City. (Photo by Jamie Tan)

Hey, don’t we have anybody else? Why do traditional political families be the ones running on elections? The only answer could be the money factor. You can’t win an election without money to waste and give away. That is why, after elections, money is also wasted in order to payback losses in election give aways-- a vicious cycle-- and the biggest fault lies on the people (not all) who vote just for the money. Blame the takers, not the givers. -o0oPolice chief Lt. Col. Cres Tolentino said last Monday’s shooting of a parking boy at the SUMC carpark was pre-meditated. A simple analysis of events the day previous brings instantly the face of the possible suspects, but police needs evidence. Truth without evidence cannot bring justice. The two have to go together under the rule of law. -o0oBut the beauty about crime solution or prevention is in the gathering of evidence, tell tale signs that will lead to the killer and his brains. This city, if it has to solve those extra judicial killings, need to modernize their forensic lab. They also need to train more on modern crime solving. Maybe watching CSI To page 17

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Can there be basis for TRO? epublic Act no. 10054 requires the wearing not merely of any helmet, but the “standard” protective motorcycle helmets. This is in pursuit of the main policy of the law, which states: “Towards this end, it shall pursue a more protective and preventive approach to secure the safety of motorists, their passengers and pedestrians at all times through the mandatory enforcement of the use of standard protective motorcycle helmets.” These helmets to be made available to the motorcycle-riding public must comply with the “standards” set by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry according to Section 5 of the law. Further, in Section 6, the DTI, through the BPS, is mandated to utilize the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocols with regard to the standard that will be applicable to the approval or disapproval of motorcycle helmets that will be sold. Finally, the law requires the BPS “to conduct a mandatory testing of all manufactured and imported helmets in the Philippines”. The law is very clear that “only those standard protective motorcycle helmets” shall be sold. This is the trade aspect of the law, the implementation of the proper standards, administered by the Department of Trade. The other main aspect of this law is the mandatory use of helmets, which is administered by the Department of Tansportation through the LTO. If the proper standards are not met, then the object of the law (safety of the public) is defeated. The first question is: Is the Department of Trade able to comply with the law in conducting the “mandatory testing” of ALL helmets? The answer is no. Why? Because according to the Bureau of Product Standards, there is no testing laboratory for helmets in the Philippines. I got this response from BPS itself. If the BPS does not test motorcycle helmets, then the law is not complied with. If the law is not complied with, then the standard set by the law itself is not followed, therefore, there can be assurance of attaining the object of the law, which is the safety not only of the motorcylists, passengers, but of the public as well. So what’s the use of the law? But the Bureau of Product Standards has a very interesting answer. The BPS says that while they cannot comply with the law on mandatory testing, the BPS requires that the helmets imported must have undergone certified testing from Turn to page 11



Police needs evidence (what?)

s it true that a public official ordered the shooting of a parking attendant, hitting him with 4 bullets from the .45 caliber of his bodyguard, Monday noon, in the parking lot near the Silliman Medical Center? The police still don’t know until now. They are still searching for evidence, kono. Well, the fact is that the public official, who usually attends the 7:30pm mass at the Cathedral, figured in an argument with a park attendant as to why motorcycles are parked in places which are assigned for cars. The park boy allegedly argued in an arrogant manner and bragged he was an ex-military, which irked the official. Then, he called the police chief, who sent a team to the park. The park boy disappeared when the police arrived. The next day, the same park boy attendant was shot 4x by a .45 caliber and almost died. As he lived, he believed it was the public official who ordered him shot. Public official denies saying he does not know the attendant. Suspect is at large. QUESTION: So, who dunnit? Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, an exmilitary West Pointer criticized the police system saying it lacks professionalism and needs a lot of improvement. He proposes (to lead?) a Police Management System. Will the mayor appoint him ANTI-


CRIME CZAR if the Sanggunian approves the proposal? We don’t know again. There’s a lot of politics behind. Maybe so, if only he were the mayor’s vicemayor. Mind you, Cordova wants to be mayor. So, he is accused by his critics (mayor’s sidekicks) as one who exposes and criticizes defects in the city governance for his political mileage. Alan denies this, of course. Does Sagar feel these series of constructive criticisms are putting him on the defensive? These are the politics behind legitimate issues and the public is quick to perceive the unseen schemes of politics behind —to the prejudice of the general welfare of the people. See how politics affects good governance? Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria castigated his chief-of-police, Cres Tolentino, for reporting the incident to him late the next day. Tolentino assures the public that police will treat it like any police matter with no special treatment, but the police needs evidence in order to indict the still unseen suspect who has gone ppfffttt…but they know he’s just around. Mayor fears that if unarrested, he will be blamed by the public for command responsibility as the city’s commanderin-chief. So, he orders Tolentino to do a full dress investigation. Results: None, so far. Sagarbarria is not comfortable with all these. Maybe he should ask that pubTo page 17



“Businessmen as country presidents?”


One Voice by Bingo P. Dejaresco

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ill a good businessman also make as a good president of his country? Such question led to much research as Mitt Romney, a renowned businessman, is the presumptive Republican opponent of Democrat-president Barack Obama for the presidency of the greatest nation on earth. Another such future For 2012, Romney says dency is a “sui generis” where presidential material is he will use his business prin- every man is a virtual OJT Michael Bloomberg, 88% ciples to alter the failure of (on-the-job trainee), where owner of the financial data Obama’s public policy failures success lies not just on the empire called Bloomberg LP (sic). Can he? presence or absence of busi(net worth of US$22-B per Will a good businessman ness acumen. Forbes--among America’s make a good president? Extreme examples (africhest men with an MBA from In the USA, one thing is ter 1900) would be George Harvard.) and currently popu- certain- no man ever got to H.W. Bush (the father), a lar Mayor of New York City. be American president “war hero” who made a forA political butterfly, straight from his position of tune in the oil business but Bloomberg lives in the CEO of a corporation. became a mediocre unmayor’s official residence Our research into the reelected president while (instead of his uppity Man- American presidency shows Harry S. Truman was a hattan home) and often that “business competence” mere haberdasher who beuses the New York city sub- alone does not make a good came one of America and way to go to City Hall. president. At best, the presiTo page 9


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he evil that men do lives after them,” Shakespeare noted. Conviction by the impeachment court dumped Chief Justice Renato Corona into the dust bill. But the Court, still, is hamstrung by skewed judgments rendered by the “Arroyo Justices” --- those named by now detained former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Take the June hearing by the Court of protests against it’s repeated flipflops on 16 towns. The 16 clawed to become cities by dint of exemptions by special laws, even if they lacked qualifications. The League of Cities filed a second motion for reconsideration questioning anew the constitutionality of the cityhood laws. In February, the

Corona Court voted 76-2 ruled “with finality” that the creation of 16 new cities didn’t fracture the Constitution, but not before it repeatedly cartwheeled for 16 unqualified towns. . “Oh no! Not again!,” the Inquirer headlined February’s flip-flop. The 16 towns were elevated to cityhood, then

here is a pending bill to fund political parties. The assumption is that there are existing political parties. If by political parties we refer to groupings of politicians sporting a brand name or a fusion of these groups into a loose coalition, such as the Rainbow Coalition orchestrated by De Venecia during the Ramos administration and succeeding ones - yes we have such animals. Today, we have the UNA, which is an aggroupment of traditional parties under Vice-President Binay and former President Estrada. This new political opposition party still has to spell out its party platform. Actually, these dispensation, they play the political groupings are an numberrs game on the association of politicians theory that politics is surrounding established simply addition. Never personalities. It is an mind the political association of political persuasion, if any, of butterflies huddled coalition members, and together for political the political rainbow is longev ity. Hoping to overthrow the existing Turn to page 12


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o not judge, that you may not be judged.” (Mt 7,1) We should be careful when we read the gospel, otherwise, we will come out with funny conclusions. With this passage, for example, if considered only in itself, then it’s clear we have to go against our very own nature. And that’s funny, indeed! But the second line after human nature, part of that somehow puts those what go into our being words in the right context. “image and likeness” of “For with what judgment God in which we have you judge, you shall be been created. judged; and with what We can’t help but do these, measure you measure, it because they are our way of shall be measured to you.” knowing and loving. We These presume that we cannot know and love judge, but that we should unless we think, judge and judge properly. That’s the reason out. We just have to make sure that we think, catch. To be sure, as persons, judge and reason out with we are designed to think, God, since he gave us these judge and reason out, powers that have to be and together with these, exercised under his law and we are supposed to love. terms, so to speak. Turn to page 12 All these are part of our

t is like a curse. I just cannot seem to stop doing it. After working in military intelligence for so many years, my mind just does it automatically. Every time I see a change in normal behavior, I ask myself, “Why?” medical When I first came to horrible Dumaguete City, I was experiments done on struck by a huge change prisoners behind in normal behavior. locked doors. It seems Japan does not like the modern teach t heir school Japanese want to erase children about World this ugly history and War II. The school forget it ever books do not even happened. Yet, just a mention their role in few years ago, a group this horrible chapter of of Japanese came to our world history. The Zamboanguita to build a Japanese refuse to monument celebrating apologize to China for their surrender. Why? It the horrendous crimes certainly was not to committed by their celebrate their ow n occupying troops. defeat. Even today, fifty years So why did they come later, we are just finding all the way from Japan to out about more horrible build this memorial that crimes that were done no one cares about, not in secret. There were Turn to page 12

f you are a smoker, you are not only killing yourself but the rest of those who are near you. They can be your co-workers, passengers, clients, or even your loved ones. Research shows that Researchers said that exposure to secondhand passive smoking smoke, also called increases the risk by involuntary smoking or 50%. passive smoking, increases Other sources revealed risk for adult lung cancer. that secondhand smoke may A summary of a increase the risk of breast medical news story, as cancer, nasal sinus cavity reported by MSNBC, cancer, leukemia, reveals that there are lymphoma, brain tumors in 900,000 men and children, and nasopharyngeal 380,000 women cancer in adults. worldwide who are Secondhand smoke diagnosed with lung causes heart disease in cancer due to smoking adults and sudden infant each year. It also death syndrome (SIDS), ear increases the risk of infection and asthma attacks cervical cancer, kidney, in children. liver and stomach cancer. Turn to page 12


Replace Stress – Listen to Life! e are told that it is not stress that kills us. It is our reaction to it. If our blood begins to race, our stomach starts to grumble and ache, our nerves seem stretched to the absolute limit, and our chest joins in the excitement with sudden sharp pains, then “Hello” to stress! Other common crashes and plane symptoms are frequent disasters, ships being urgent headaches, insomnia, hijacked, general uneasiness, deadlines at the office, constipation or diarrhea, reports that should blood pressure have been done fluctuations, and yesterday, etc., etc., etc. Our cell phones lightheadedness. Many times, we take are ever disturbing us these as part of living with their incessant in the world today. We ringtones and emails are daily bombarded that shout, “Reply now with glaring headlines, or else.” Noise is all angry faces on the TV around us, too, adding Turn to page 12 news, air pollution, car

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Sunday thoughts... from page 8 every circumstance, every event, joyful or sad? St. Paul says in our passage that “when we were yet helpless, Christ already died for us.” Even before we knew it, Jesus had already come as our Help of the helpless. Examine some lives we know. They have had shares of corners in their lives that have been joyful. One of my living heroes is former Senate President Salonga. Corners of joy? He has had them marrying his adoring wife Lydia, topping the bar exams, topping in the senatorial elections twice, winning cases in the courtroom. But there were dark corners too: imprisonment by the Japanese and during Martial Law, losing a presidential election, and being bombe d at Plaza Miranda after which he was

pronounced clinically dead (Read his book “The Journey of Struggle and Hope”). But the testimony of Dr. Salonga is: God has gone before him to meet him at every corner, including the dark corners. What does our hymn say about God’s amazing grace? How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed. With God’s amazing grace behind us to redeem us, with his grace above is to keep us from falling, with his amazing grace before us to meet us at every corner, let us run with patience the paths worked out for us, looking to Jesus the source of our hope and faith.

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Ecclesiastes 11: 7- 10

New International Version (NIV)


ight is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. 8 However many years anyone may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. 9 You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.


ko lang usbon kadtong ato n a n g napasabot: I was saying that Social Apostolate, without catechesis towards maturity in the faith, will become activism and can    easily fall into the danger of being guided by unchristian ideologies rather than by the Gospel. Without worship and prayer, social apostolate will lose its source of strength. Catechesis, without social apostolate, will lack the power of Christian witness and will not be credible, especially in a situation of injustice and poverty. Without catechesis, worship will become practices and ceremonies that are devoid of their rich meaning and dominated by superstition and a magical mentality. On the other hand, catechesis without worship will just be mere acquisition of knowledge, without practicing it and without the strength that worship brings. Worship, without social apostolate, will turn into worship divorced from life, especially in a country like the Philippines , where there is widespread poverty. Now, it is good to have a more or less clear idea of salvation and liberation. Salvation is reconciliation or communion with God by accepting Him and His gift of redemption in one’s life. This reconciliation results in freedom from, and rejection of, sin and the devil. Liberation is freedom from whatever, except sin, that dehumanizes or oppresses man, freedom from whatever, except sin, that goes against man’s dignity as an image and child of God, redeemed by Christ and sharing in God’s To page 12

Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things, God will bring you into judgment. 10 So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.

THE QUEST FOR PIGAFETTA’S “MAZAUA” inaadman (wisdom) is a journal of the So ut her n Philippi nes published by Xavier University in Cag ayan d e Oro City. In 1996, this jo urna l ca rried a long mo no graph captio ne d T he    Sea rc h For P i g a f e t t a ’s “Mazaua.” The author was Father Peter Schreurs (MSC, PhD), a Dutch priest, who, for several years, had worked as a missionary in the Surigao and Agusan provinces of Mindanao. Retiring from mission work, he has devoted himself to historical research in Philippine, Dutch and Spanish archives. Writte n from a perso na l perspective with thorough and solid scholarly treatment, the subject on the site of the first Ma ss in the Philippine s was discussed by Father Schreurs. Among o ther thing s, he maintains: “It seems to me I should insert here the following procedural remark. Since de facto, aside from Butuan and Limasawa, there is no serious contestant for another First Mass site, the story has become an either-or issue. This seems to allow for a rather simple procedure: if it can be proven that one contestant is ‘out’, the other is ipso facto ‘in’. In other words, if the Bu tuan traditio n is wrong, the Limasawa tradition is right, or viceversa. I repeat: as long as there is no serious third candidate.

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


GOSPEL Leviticus 19:1-20

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Various Laws he LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy. 3 “‘Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God. 4 “‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God. 5 “‘When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to

the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. 6 It shall be eaten on the day you sacrifice it or on the next day; anything left over until the third day must be burned up. 7 If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is impure and will not be accepted. 8 Whoever eats it will be held responsible bec ause they have desecrated what is holy to the LORD; they must be cut off from their people. 9 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor

Sunday Thoughts WHAT IS AMAZING ABOUT GRACE? Romans 5:1-20 Part II

gain, we discern the grace of God above us as preventive grace. It is God’s grace that, in the words of our benediction, prevents us from falling. You notice that the last verse of our Romans passage puts it this way: Do not allow sin to establish  itself over your mortal bodies… for it is not meant for you to be terrorized by it. You are no longer living under law but under grace. This is to say that the grace of God is very much concerned with our morality and character. The youth are witnessing today something we older ones hadn’t seen in our youth. Young people, what we view today is relevant to your life and mine: you have a choice between drugs and sanity; between all-free-love and a wholesome boy-girl relationship: between dishonest work and performance that is self-fulfilling and something you can be proud of, something you can offer to your parents and your future. I know a young man who tells me he is kept in line by his father’s reminder of the line of one hymn: “Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin.” One Sunday, after church, years ago, a freshman named Tanya came to see

To page 7 me with a letter. She said she was happy with the sermon, the anthem, and she especially liked the hymn, “Living for Jesus a life that is true...willing to please Him in all that I do.” If we live under the shadow of the grace above that keeps us from falling, we shall not someday say, “ I should have obeyed my consciencem I should have lived according to my conscience; I should have lived according to my better self: --the self touched by the grace of God. As our hymn puts it: Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. It’s grace that brought me safe, thus far, and grace will lead me home. Finally, my friends, we expe rience the amazing grace of God that goes before us. It is what the theologians call the prevenient grace of God, for doesn’t God go ahead of us to every corner of our life to be right there in our time of deepe st ne ed -every corner, every facet,

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Readers Views DENR’s Geohazard Maps Dear Editor, In response to the MEMO of PENRO Inting, dated June 27, 2012 on the above subject, I would like to clarify the statement made during the environmental forum on June 14, 2012 organized by Greenwatch Philippines. The word unreliable is a wrong choice of word. As I have explained, the geohazard map – 1:50,000 prepared in 2010, was a product of initial geological assessment made in May 2009. What I meant was a couple of enormous phenomena had already happened (Typhoon Sendong and the 6.9 magnitude earthquake on February 6, 2012). Since the aforementioned map was prepared, dangerous areas have multiplied immensely and the data on the map have to be updated. I also informed the audience then that re-mapping is ongoing at a scale of 1:10,000; more detailed and specific recent information will be available in this geohazard map. I trust that this memorandum explained my side of the story. (Sgd.) EDITHA A. AMISCARAYA

OBITUARY Pioneer Daro Potter passes Feliciana Sienes, 87, one of the pioneer potters in the Daro pottery area succumbed June 29 and will be interred today at the Bogo Cemetery. Fely died a baptized renewed Christian. She attended regular Bible studies weekly for 2 years at the OSCA. She FELY SIENES, 87 was among those who made DARO clay into beautiful potteries. She is survived by children Betty, Baby, Mely, Litoy, Alex, Fermin, Inday and Echoy.

Businessmen ... From page 4 the world’s greatest leaders in his era. The State University of New York, who voted Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt as two of the best American presidents, said that the duo were “career politicians” rather than businessmen. Further study showed, however, that “Honest Abe” practiced law and owned a general merchandise warehouse before politics. Herbert Hoover, one rated poorly among American presidents, was a wealthy mining executive and financier but was viewed as the president of the Great Depression. Even Jimmy Carter was a wealthy peanut farmer and warehouse operator but did not have a good run as president. Carter’s lack of “common touch” did him in, unlike the characters of Ronald Reagan (a mere union leader and actor) and Bill Clinton (lawyer), whose lack of hard core high business exposure did not prevent them to become among the better presidents. Reagan was dubbed “The Communicator” and Clinton was the ultimate “Centrist Politician.” George W. Bush was the first US president with a Masters in Business Administration but was almost a puny president at the end of his term. Many business names had been cited or did actual attempts at the highest office


Explain delay in victims’ relocation

City Legal Officer Atty. Neil Rey Lagahit and City Administrator William Ablong give separate explanations before city policy and lawmakers: why the delay in the relocation of typhoon victims funded by the National Housing Authority and the MUST-relocation of squatters’ shanties along the Banica River. Delay is caused by the long negotiations with landowners for the relocation site. but none had prospered immensely. That includes Mitt Romney’s own father in 1968, Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996, and of late (Mitsubishi’s business genius) Lee Iaccoca, Donald Trump, and even Harman Cain. Will Romney, the businessman, overturn an incumbent Afro-American president who recently supported the longer stay of 800,000 illegal immigrant children like the Hispanics

and Filipinos? Is America prepared for a businessman? “Presidential power is the power to persuade,” one wit said. The implication is that unlike in the corporate world, where the president has almost supreme powers- the presidency is saddled by “checks and balances” in government. That is not entirely true, however. Even CEO’s can face a stringent board who can fire him for a cause, in-

dependent directors and oversight committees, and a Board of Auditors in lieu of the government’s Commission on Audit. The CEO and the President also have bosses: shareholders and the public, respectively. The first one who does not play his role –loses his scalp; the second gets defeated at the polls. They, therefore, cannot think and bet too much on the very long term. They are only as good as their last annual ratings.

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of the late Toribio Paculanang, namely, Calumba P. Bern us, Eufrocina P. Callao , Ed win P. Cimafranca, Marvelo P. Libo on, Florencia P. Bustamante have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Absolute sale over a parcel of land known as Lot 1304 Pls 629 situated at Dayoyo, Jimalalud, Negros Oriental covered by TCT No. FV-6528 FREE PATENT No. 226959 as Notarized by Atty. Camilo A. Velardo per Doc. No 1217, Page No. 42, Book No. VI, Series of 1999. The Negros Chronicle July 1, 8 & 15, 2012

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A verified petition has been filed with this Court by petitioner Christian Ian Tindoc Villa, thru his counsel, Atty. Edmund F. Dy, praying that an Order be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Bacong, Negros Oriental to change the entry as to his Sex from “Female” to “Male” in his Certificate of Birth, because “Male” is his true and correct gender. Petitioner further alleged that he is a Filipino, of legal age, single, and a resident of San Miguel, Bacong, Negros Oriental since birth; that in the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner, the entry as to his sex was entered as “Female” (Annex “A”) and such entry is erroneous because in truth and in fact petitioner is a Male since birth up to the present, as shown in his Medical Certificate (Annex “B”) and Radiology Report (Annex “C”); that in his transactions, petitioner held himself as Male as shown in his driver’s license (Annex “D”); that this erroneous entry in the petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth is an innocuous clerical error causing confusion as to his person and embarrassment as to his social life; and that filing the instant petition before this court is the only available remedy left to petitioner. Finding the said petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the hearing of the same is set on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this Court located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, at which date, time and place any interested person may appear and show cause why the Petition shall not be granted. After raffle and at petitioner’s expense, let this Order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the Cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Canlaon and Bayawan. SO ORDERED. June 6, 2012, Dumaguete City, Philippines (Sgd.) JESUS B. TINAGAN Judge The Negros Chronicle June 17, 24 & July 1, 2012





Petitioner, in his verified petition, alleges that he was born on February 20, 1982 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, and his fact of birth was duly registered before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. However, his sex was entered as FEMALE instead of MALE, and the entries as to his father and mother’s middle name were missing, which are VALENSARIO and GELERA. Thus, this petition. The petition, being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on October 08, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED Given in Chamber this 20th day of April 2012 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME The Negros Chronicle Executive/Presiding Judge June 17, 24 & July 1, 2012

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Pulangtubig, Dgte City, 211sqms lot area, 1BR, 1CR, fully fenced, w car park, w road right of way, clean title @ P1.1M only Upper Cantil-e, Dgte City, 1,200sqms lot area, 280sqm floor area, 5BR, 3 CR and bath, fully fenced, w car garage, w servants quarter, spacious lawn, with 6m wide road right of way, clean title @ P2M only Pulangtubig, Dgte. City, 360sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, spacious living rooms both at the 1st floor and at the 2nd floor, w garage, fully fenced, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P3M only. Bantayan, Dgte. City, 300sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w garage including the car, with road right of way, clean title @ P3M only Junob, Dgte City, 250sms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w extended dining area, fully fenced, w car garage, wash area, along the road, clean title @ P1.7M only Motong, Dgte City, 360sqms lot area, 2 storey, 1MBR, 2BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w maids quarter, spacious living rooms, w car garage, along the road, clean title @ P3.8M only Bantayan, 210sqms lot area, 2 storey, spacious living room, 5BR, 3CR and bath, maids quarter, dirty kitchen, 2-wheel vehicles passage only, clean title @ P2.2M only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 1,000sqms lot area, 240sqms floor area, spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, w native living room, 1MBR, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids room, CR outside, fully fenced, well maintained spacious lawn, w car garage, phone line, cable ready, high-speed broadband, w road right of way, clean tile @ 5.5M only Bantayan, Dgte City, 600sqms lot area, 2 storey, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w car garage, fully fenced, with road right of way, clean title @ P3M only Motong, Dgte City, 300sqm lot area, 1MBR, 2BR, landscaped lawn, w car garage, w road right of way, fully fenced, house newly built, clean title @ P4.8M only Camanjac, Dgte City, 300sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, w covered car garage, house built w native design, situated in an interior but cool place, w road right of way, clean title @ P2M only. Bagacay, Dgte City, 800sqms lot area, 1MBR, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, laundry area, spacious lawn, w car garage, w road right of way, clean title, @ P6.5M only Junob, Dgte City, 80sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P800K only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 890sqms lot area, 1MB, 3BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, CR outside, spacious living room, well-designed garden, spacious lawn, car garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P8M only Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or., 1,211sqms lot area, 275sqms floor area, 1MBR, 3BR, 3CR and bath, 1 in-suite bathroom, 2 living rooms, 2 covered outside patio downstairs, dining area, kitchen, outside utility room, upstairs balcony, abundant water supply, phone line, high speed broadband, cable ready, centralized hot water systems, fully furnished, fully fenced, 65sqm swimming pool, outside shower room for swimming pool user, matured garden, well-landscaped lawn, includes 3 dr pajero and a motorbike, along the road, clean title at P12M only (negotiable). Bacong, Neg. Or., 1,235sqms lot area, 200sqms floor area,1MB, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids quarter, w garage, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P4M only Bacong, Neg. Or. 278sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 262sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 250sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Pulantubig, 64sqms 1BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 300K only Batinguel, 163sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.4M only Motong, 300sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.5M only Batinguel, 133sqms, 2 storey house, 2BR, 2CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1M only

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Residential Lots for Sale 272 sqms 226 sqms 310 sqms 280 sqms 320 sqms 305 sqms 150 sqms 268 sqms 300 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 306 sqms 225 sqms 200 sqms 240 sqms 250 sqms 207 sqms 251 sqms 252 sqms 148 sqms 621 sqms 1072 sqms 936 sqms 1000 sqms 1200 sqms 3020 sqms 6270 sqms 1270 sqms 472 sqms 468 sqms 400 sqms 500 sqms 600 sqms 1000 sqms 3020 sqms 1000 sqms 1000 sqms 2000 sqms 3000 sqms 500 sqms 1,000 sqms 2,000 sqms 3,375 sqms 1,000 sqms 1,500 sqms 2,000 sqms 296 sqms 1,000 sqms 500 sqms 987 sqms 3,500 sqms 759 sqms 477 sqms 1,037sqms


250sqms, Cangmating, Sibulan Neg. Or.,beach front, along the road, tax declaration @ P450K only 500sqms, Cangmating, Sibulan Neg. Or., beach front, along the road, clean title @ P3M only 478sqms, Bacong, Neg. Or., beach front, w cottages, along the road, clean title @ P2M only 2,000sqms, Bacong Neg.Or., beach front, w fence, along the road, clean title @ P6M only 1,763sqms, Bacong Neg. Or., beach front, clean title @ P5M only 807sqms, Dauin Neg. Or., beach front, along the brgy road, clean title @ P1.6M only 2,425sqms, Zamboanguita, Neg. Or., beach front, along the national highway, clean title @ P2.3M only 3,444sqms, Bacong Neg. Or., beach front, along the cemented road, clean title @ P1,400/ sqm only 11,585sqms, Tayasan NegOr., beach front, along the highway, clean title at 1500/sqm. 353sqms, Bacong NegOr., beach front, with road right of way, clean title at 1.3M only 1,300sqms, Jimalalud Neg. Or., fully fenced, with cottage, along the road, clean title at 4M only

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Cangmating beach, 430sqms, 2BR w CR and bath, shower rooms, CR and bath outside, w car garage, spacious lawn and playground, along the road, clean title at P4.5M only

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Piapi, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Piapi Beach, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Cervantes, Dgte City Locsin St., Dgte City Sta. Rosa St., Dgte City Near Ceres Term. Dgte City Cervantes St.,, Dgte City Cervantes St., Dgte City Meciano Rd., Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan Dgte City Daro, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Sibulan highway, Neg. Or. Banilad, Dgte City Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Taclobo, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Real St., Dgte City Colon St., Dgte City North Natl Highway Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Locsin St., Dgte. City

P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P3M P4,200 /sqms P10M P10,000/sqm P15M P850K P8M P2M P10M P5M P6M P8M P4M P4.5M P15M P20,000/sqm P 5,000/sqm P1.6M P12M P5,000/sqm P1.5M P1.2M P7M P35M P50M P40M P20M P1.8M P2M P2M P4200/sqm

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Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City San Jose St.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Talay, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. San Jose St., Dgte City Cadawinonan, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Balugo Valencia, Neg. Or. Palimpinon Val., Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg.Or Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Junob, Dgte. City East Balabag, Val. Neg. Or. West Balabag, Val Neg. Or. Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Valencia, Neg. Or.

Subdivision Sites for Sale Lot Area 1.5 hectares 5.5 hectares 12 hectares 4.7 hectares 1.4 hectares 1.2 hectares 1.3 hectares 1.6 hectares 4.9 hectares 7 hectares 2 hectres 4.1 hectares 1.7 hectares 5.8 hectares 2.3 hectares 1.2 hectares 3 hectares 3.2 hectares 1.6 hectares 2.1 hectares

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

Price P700/sqm P700/sqm P700/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P120/sqm P350/sqm P600/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P1,500/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P12M P400/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P400/sqm P500/sqm

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Can there be basis... (Jay)

(From page 4)

the country where the helmets are manufactured. And what are the countries selling these helmets? Of course, China. Shall we trust China making these helmets? Can we trust the ones in China who supposedly tested these helmets? Shall we Filipinos surrender to countries like China the safety of our motorists? In other words, it is not the BPS that does the testing, but somebody else. Is this sufficient compliance with the law? What is interesting is that the BPS relies on Department Order No. 4, series of 2008, in justifying this circumvention of the law. Under this department administrative order, there is a scheme that allows the BPS not to conduct the actual test, but relies only on certifications by other bodies. Why would the BPS rely on a department administrative order that was issued before the law was passed? Section 3 of the helmet law requires the DTI to issue guidelines, which should include the specifications regarding standard protective helmets. Where are these guidelines? Is this legal? Is this compliance with the law? The law says it must be the BPS that “shall conduct a mandatory testing” of ALL helmets. “All” means all, not merely random testing. I think this can be the basis of restraining the implementation of the law. If the helmets being sold did not undergo the mandatory testing by the BPS, then safety cannot be assured. If safety cannot be assured, then what is the use of enforcing the law? I think the court should at least temporarily restrain the enforcement of this law pending the BPS compliance with the legal requirement of mandatory testing, and the other requirements and standards laid down by the law. A BPS official told me that there is no helmet-testing laboratory in the Philippines.

A local manufacturer of helmets must first have his product tested in Singapore, and get a certificate there before he can start selling helmets here. I think this is a mangled implementation of the law. What is happening is “proxy” testing. The regional trial court can issue this TRO because the helmets being sold in the city need to have that assurance that it has undergone actual, mandatory testing by BPS. The BPS can be subpoenaed to confirm whether the helmets in Dumaguete City have undergone mandatory testing. If not, then I think that would be sufficient basis to temporarily halt the implementation of the law, at least in the province only, because it is the selling of non-compliant helmets here that is under consideration. The local legislative bodies can pass ordinances requiring that all helmets to be sold here must heave undergone mandatory teting by BPS itself, as the law explicitly requires, otherwise, no “illegal” helmet can be sold.

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12  (Mercado)

from page 6

busted, again elevated, then rebusted. They include Baybay, Leyte; Naga, Bogo and Carcar in Cebu; Catbalogan, Samar ; Borongan, Eastern Samar; Tandag, Surigao del Sur; and Lamitan, Basilan. The others are: Tayabas, Quezon; Tabuk, Kalinga; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur; Batac, Ilocos Norte; Mati, Davao Oriental; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental; Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte; and El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. All 16 flunked the tax collection criterion of P100 million average for two consecutive years set by the Local Government Code, the Court ruled. Thereafter, it ordered entry of judgement-which made it final. But “final” in the Corona Supreme Court meant also “perhaps”, even “maybe”. The Court changed its mind three time since, at the behest of Ferdinand Marcos justice minister Estelito Mendoza. On December 31, 2009, it said the 16 cityhood laws were constitutional after all. In another U-turn on August 24, 2010, it said, “No, they are not.” Then, on February 15, 2011, it somersaulted and said the laws were constitutional, thank you. By then, vertigo afflicted everybody. That includes the League of Cities. Its 120 members protested the 16 “upstarts” siphoning their Internal Revenue Allotments. It filed a second motion for reconsideration. Publishing on the Internet reports on it’s special funds, it also required judges to open their Statements of Assets and Liabilites. Will this post-Corona Court be able to rebuild from the ruins of 16 cities’ somersaults?

Are we going ... (R omero)

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multicolored, and the colors even clash, as long as they are perceived to be put together by a piece of band aid. Sheer numbers can topple a sitting government. Given the above, w hat w ill the par ty subsidy accomplish? For sure, it will just reinforce our flawed party system! What are the other options in building real parties? First of all, the COMELEC’s accreditation system must be tightened. It is not enough that groups of politicians can just claim to have members in cities and municipalities and get registered. They must produce a credible party platform subscribed to by paying members acting

Replace ... (Catan)

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its chaotic voice to the mix. And then, there are the family concerns: teeners rebel at a 1am curfew, the baby has colic and screams all night, daughter refuses to go to school because she doesn’t like her classmates, son insists that fighting in school proves he is ‘macho’, relatives are overstaying their welcome, teacher sends home a note for an urgent parent-teacher confer ence, the neighborhood grocery has just closed shop, and the list goes on and on with things we can allow ourselves to get upset about. One Christian author believes that we need to “listen to life,” not to the obvious noises, not to the circus of events swirling around us, not to the TV and radio soaps. Listening to life is the art of hearing the w hisper of God instructing us in His ways, to listen between the noises to that still, small silence that speaks in peace to our heart. Listening to life is being able to see the everyday miracles that God puts in our lives to make us more aware of His presence. How do we do this? W e can choose to remain calm even in the middle of the marketplace. From the onset of every stressful situation, there is always a brief second or two to allow us to choose either to react or to respond. To react is to take action instinctively, usually without thinking about it, usually resulting in the escalation of the stressful situation. However, we can choose to pause just a moment, take a deep breath, listen to life, have a quick think, and then act

like stockholders in registered public corporations. Their officers must be persons of proven integrity some educational attainment and known leadership qualities. In fielding candidates they must present people of integrity and attainment. Candidates whose only distinction is being part of a political dynasty or having been a megastar in the entertainment field or having amassed wealth and nothing else should not be allowed to run.

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 (Muffet)

from page 6

Secondhand smoke is also known as environmental tobacco smoke, which is the combination of side stream smoke or the smoke coming from the end of the burning tobacco and the smoke which is exhaled by the smoker. If you are sitting right next to a person who does this, you can either leave the place peacefully or tell the person politely that his cigarette is killing you. You might get varying kinds of responses, from a simple nod to a violent reaction. You are exposed to secondhand smoke in restaurants, public places, cars, workplaces, or even right inside your own home. Your much loved one or protector, or the same person who is worried for you to get sick, is the one giving you this deadly killer. There are many people who dismiss this fact as a cr ap, but secondhand smoke can be measured by testing indoor air. An individual who has been exposed to secondhand smoke, if tested, can reveal the level of cotinine (a nicotine byproduct inside the body) in the blood, saliva or urine or body fluids.

calmly in such a way to defuse the stressful situation. Never let your work or the problems at hand manage you, you should be in control of your work and your problems.

 (Tulabing)

from page 8

life. So, liberation frees man from hunger, disease, ignorance, lack of housing, inhuman poverty, injustice, etc. Sa ato pa diay, lahi ‘ning atong pagsabot niining duha ka pulong sa iningles n ga salvation, ug kining liberation. Kining salvation, mao ang kaluwasan sa kalag, ug kining liberation, mao ang kaluwasan sa lawas. Sumala sa giingon na nato dinhi, ang salvation mao ang pakighiuli ug pakig-hiusa nato ngadto sa Dios diha sa atong pagdawat kaniya ug diha sa atong pagdawat sa Iyang gasa sa kaluwasan diha sa tagsa-tagsa nato sa kinabuhi. Ug kining maong pakighiuli sa Dios moresulta kini siya diha sa atong pagkagawasnon ug sa atong pagsalikway sa

 (Kojak )

from page 6

even them? My guess is they were after something else. They were after something more valuable to them than their pride or making amends. Most of the stories about Yamashita’s treasure are fairy tales, but some of those stories are true. There have been billions of dollars of war treasure recovered and moved to other countries. Marcos was even sued in a California court over his theft of some of this treasure. I suspect these Japanese monument builders possibly came here to recover a war treasure. When I voiced my suspicions to a couple of Filipino friends, they agreed. They remembered several Filipinos that suddenly were wealthier after the Japanese departed. My friends also had suspicions about the “JapaneseAmerican” Shrine near Valencia. There are a lot of greedy people out there just waiting for the chance to fill their pockets with war loot and live happily ever after. In their lust for wealth, they do not mind hurting others or damaging personal property. Their fertile imagination runs wild with stories about this site and that site. Eventually, someone will do something rash or illegal. People will get hurt, and property, maybe even an historical site, will be damaged. If they do find treasure, it will “disappear”.

sala u g sa panulay. Mientras ang liberation mao ang atong kaluwasan gikan sa mga butang nga nagpakunhod sa dignidad sa tawo ug sa mga butang nga nagdaog-daog kaniya ug nakapahimo niyang makaluluoy dinhi sa yuta. Ang liberation mao ang atong kaluwasan gikan sa mga butang o mga structura ba hinuon nga nagpakunhod sa kalidad sa kinabuhi sa tawo isip hulagway sa Dios ug Iyahang anak, nga gitubos na ni Cristo ug nakaambit na sa kinabuhi sa Dios. Mao nga sumala sa atong definition sa social apostolate sa pagsugod pa niining atong gipaambit karon, ang liberation mao ang tumong sa atuang social apostolate. Mao nga ang

  (Cimagala)

from page 6

God is the very foundation of reality. It is from him that we come and to him that we belong. He is actually everything to us. It would be funny if we think otherwise, although that is entirely possible since we are capable to abusing our freedom, of thinking that we can be absolutely on our own. Our usual problem is that we tend to think, judge and reason out, and even love outside the orbit of God, outside the purview of his laws and will. This is what our Lord meant when he said we should not judge. We may be brilliant, with high IQ and all that, but unless we think, judge, reason out with God, unless our love starts with God, we cannot go far in our life without getting into some

The quest for (Sagun)

from page 8

The irony of the whole d is cuss ion (and the hopelessness of it) is that both the Limasaw a and the Butuan protagonists appeal to ‘Pigafetta’ as their prim ary or eyewitness authority. And so, most probably, had the old authors till about the turn of the century. At least, in so far as they had not just quietly followed each other, at times copying verbatim the text of predecessors, without checking any original documentation. Earlier, we qualified Pigafetta’s report about the First Mass as clear reporting by an eyewitness. It must be emphasized that I am using the translation from the complete original text found in the Ambrosian Library of Milan in 1800 and printed in 1895, and also used in Volume 33 of Blair and Robertson, as well as by the Filipiniana Book Guild edition. This original manuscript was, alas, not available in the days of Colin and his successors. To understand why Pigafetta’s original text was not available to them, we must go back

social apostolate mao ang usa sa mga butang nga naglangkob niining integral evangelization nga magpahimutang unya aron nga makab-ot nato ang liberation.

trouble or anomaly. Without God, our life is already doomed. Without God in our thinking and judging, we are prone to making rash judgments, to fall into fits of self-righteousness and into the subtle snares of envy, lust, deception, greed. In short, without God, sin is unavoidable. Without God, our sense of justice would lack the elements of mercy, compassion and magnanimity. It would be a justice of vindictiveness, gloating, and of furthering one’s interest at the expense of the common good. The earlier we realize then that we need to train ourselves to think, judge and reason out with God always, the better for us. This is something that we have to teach around as widely as possible and as early as possible. We need to break the barrier, cultural and ideological, that removes God in our thinking, judging and reasoning. This, unfortunately, is quite common, often reinforced by atheistic or agnostic biases, both theoretical and practical, that put the role of God in our lives as not important or practicable, at least. Just look now at some current developments: political leaders trivializing the role of God when they do their oaths of office, a congressman proposing that God and religious images and activities be banned in public places, an RH bill that goes directly against moral doctrine, etc. These are a disturbing trend. When we think, judge and reason out with God, we can tend to see things more clearly and completely. We can tend to approximate the truth, the common good, and everything that is proper in our dealings with others. Definitely, thinking with God enables us to go beyond mere knee-jerk reactions and even certain factors and conditionings, personal or cultural, that would make us miss what is proper in a given situation that involves persons and other circumstances.

to where we took leave of Pigafetta the moment he handed one copy of his book to Emperor Charles V. The other copy he gave to the mother of the King of France. If only he had foreseen w hat w as going to happen to that other copy, our Butuan vs. Limasawa controversy w ould never have occurred, at least if Pigafetta had timely taken steps to assure the printing of the first one.


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Carry on, Leo Gold!


amily” usually refers to the people who are related to us by blood or affinity; they are the persons we share so much of our lives with.

In the real world, especially in the Philippine setting, there are many persons who are not our kin or part of our clan, but who are more like “family.” That is what I saw when I attended the 39th anniversary of DYEM-FM and Negros Chronicle at the invitation of Editor and Publisher, Ely Dejaresco. I thought this was DYEM chief tech Leo “Gold” Gequinto with wife an anniversary celebration; at the gather- Alih bids his co-workers goodbye as he reing, I learned it was also a send off party sponds to a higher calling in Abudhabi. He from the Radio and Newpaper family and texted Ely and said he arrived safely. the Dejaresco family for Toto Gequinto, 52, a long time employee his daughter who really ex- Ely and his colleagues say of DYEM-FM & Negros pressed how much Toto is Toto is just a call or text Chronicle, who the loved and appreciated by away, whatever the time or Dejaresco family considers the Dejaresco family. A occasion. They all praise his family. daughter recounted the skills and dedication to his Radio-named “Leo times when Toto came to work, fixing what others Gold,” who is known as the rescue fixing her broken might give up as hopeless, “Toto” or “Totski” to the bracelet, watch, and even working without counting DYEM-FM family, had her baby’s crib. Toto and time or pay. been with the radio station wife Ahli had babysit the For Toto, the greatest for thirty two straight years, Dejaresco kids and even gift he brings with him as rain or shine. He had been house sit when the he moves on to his new venpart of the growth of the ra- Dejaresco couple were out ture is the knowledge that dio station from its found- of town. Ely, who is usually he is appreciated and loved ing days of l980 up to the very business-like and prag- by the people he had present as their chief tech- matic, was more of a friend worked with, and that he is nician, electrician, cum than an employer as he treated as family by his coleverything. He was also talked about the contribu- leagues, especially by his brought into the print media tions Toto made to his busi- employer and his family. of Negros Chronicle from ness. It was one of the few That day, I was reits manual typesetting days times that I heard an em- minded, that in many comto the Negros Chronicle we ployer openly appreciate, panies and households, read every Sunday in print praise and acknowledge the there are strong ties that and in the work, contribution, charac- bind people stronger than Internet.  Through 31 years, ter and loyalty of an em- family ties. When one gives he gave his best, even catch- ployee in front of friends one’s best, that giving will ing up with modernization and colleagues. always be remembered and to what we are now enjoyToto and his wife Ahli appreciated.  ing at DYEM-FM and are a simple couple, who We need to show and Negros Chronicle. exemplify the average Fili- openly express our appreWhat was most touch- pino: humble and quiet but ciation for people who have ing were the tributes given fiercely loyal and caring. positively touched our lives, by those whose lives Toto the good they have done to touched --from  the  newest us and for us. They may not to the oldest employee of the be family, but they are famcompany, to Boss Ely and ily in many ways.

NOTICE OF AUCTION All unredeemed pledges left during the month of February 2012 of the ff CEBUANA LHUILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on July 7, 2012 at Aguinaldo St., Bais City (8:30 am) • Aguinaldo St., Bais City • Roxas St., corner Mabini St., Bais City, Negros Oriental        • National Highway corner Aglipay St., Bais City • 499-E National Highway, Public Market, Tanjay, Negros Oriental • Magallanes St., Tanjay, Negros Oriental • Poblacion Amlan, Negros Oriental • Public Market, Sibulan, Neg. Or. • L. Aguilar St., Pamplona, Negros Oriental • Roxas St. corner Mabini St., Bais City at South Road, Tabuctubig, Dumaguete City (8:00 am) • 57 Silliman Ave., Brgy 6, Dumaguete City • 149 Gov. Perdices St., Brgy 5, Dumaguete City • Cervantes St., Dumaguete City • Level 1, Bldg.5, Dumaguete Public Market Complex, Dumaguete City • Noblefranca cor Sta. Catalina St., Dumaguete City • Cor. Mabini & Pinili Sts., Dumaguete City • Unit B, G/F Bricktown Center Bldg., North cor Aldecoa Drive, Brgy Daro, Dumaguete City • Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City • corner Maria Cristina & Legaspi St., Dumaguete City • Cor Perdices Sta Rosa St., Brgy 3, Dumaguete City • San Jose St., Dumaguete City • South Road, Tabuctubig, Dumaguete City at Poblacion, Basay, Negros Oriental (8:00 am) • National Highway, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental • National H-way, Siaton, Neg.Or. • Juan Luna Street., Brgy Poblacion, Sta. Catalina,Negros Oriental • 1160 Rizal St., Tinago, Bayawan, Neg.Or. • Claro M. Recto St., Bayawan City • Poblacion, Basay, Negros Oriental at Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor (8:30 am) • North Poblacion, Larena, Siquijor • Atad Street, New Public Market, Siquijor • Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor at S. Villanueva M.L. Quezon, Guihulngan Cty (8:30 am) • Pob. Mabigo, Canlaon City • S. Villanueva M.L. Quezon, Guihulngan Cty • National H-way Pob. Jimalalud. Neg. Or. • Door #3 Public Market, Tayasan, Neg. Or. • Poblacion Bindoy, Negros Oriental • Poblacion Manjuyod, Negros Oriental • National Highway, Poblacion Ayungon, Negros Oriental at Lumbangan Mabinay, Negros Oriental (8:30 am) • Lumbangan Mabinay, Negros Oriental


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

Unfair Labor Practice of Employer 1. What is unfair labor practice (ULP)? Any unfair practice as expressly defined by the Labor Code. 2. What are acts of the employer which constitute unfair labor practice (ULP) under the Labor Code? The Labor Code enumerates the following as ULP of employer: a) To interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise to self-organization; b)To require as a condition for employment that a person or an employee shall not join a labor organization or shall withdraw from one which he belongs (yellow dog contract); c) Contracting out services of functions being performed by union member (when such will interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of self-organization); d)Initiate, dominate, assist or interfere with the formation or administration of any labor organization, including the giving of financial or other support to it or its organization; e) To discriminate or disregard f) To dismiss, discharge or otherwise prejudice or discriminate against employee for having given or about to give testimony; g)To violate the duty to bargain collectively; h)To pay negotiation fee or attorney’s fees to the union or its officers or agents as part of the settlement of any issue in collective bargaining or any other dispute. 3. What is the rule on the right of the employer about hiring, tenure, and terms and condition of employment? Philippine law on labor relations does not compel employees to employ anyone; neither does it require employers to retain incompetent persons. The Labor Code retains in him the right to hire, lay off, transfer, promote, demote or discharge employees as he pleases. However, the Code also guarantees workers and employees freedom from illegal discrimination in their right to unionization, collective bargaining and unionconcerted efforts. Thus, employer may take any action as he wishes to do with respect to his employees, provided that such action is not prompted by anti or pro-union motivation. 4. When is closure of business considered ULP? Closure of business is considered ULP when the intent or motive underlying the closure is unjustifiable and when it is done to evade his duty to bargain collectively. While it is true that the employer has all the rights at anytime to close his business operation and retire, such should be based on justifiable grounds. Otherwise, he cannot evade his legal responsibilities and obligations under the law. 5. Are there any entities that may commit unfair labor practice? Yes. Unfair labor practice may be committed also by a labor organization. (Ihra Faith C Magno, Contributor)

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DYEM and CHRONICLE family feted Leo Gold (extreme right) for his 32 years of loyal service. He flew to Abudhabi to respond to a lure for greener pasture. He is entitled to answer his dreams. AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Main Office Legaspi Street Infront of Holy Child Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 12, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.

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AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch I Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 13, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.


RENE A DIAGO JR., Petitioner, CIVIL REGISTRY OF Sibulan, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x---------------- ------------------------/


Branch III Dr. V. Locsin Street Dumaguete City

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch II Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Street Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 16, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 14, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.


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All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 17, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.

Alleging that his marriage to Arlene Hickman in Sibulan, Negros Oriental on June 26, 1985 was dissolved by divorce in a decree issued by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, USA on August 19, 1998, petitioner is seeking the cancellation of the entry of his marriage in the Civil Registry of Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The petition is set for hearing on August 9, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this court on which date, time and place, any person may appear and show cause why it should be granted. Let this Order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Negros Oriental. Furnish copies of this Order to the Municipal Civil Registry of Sibulan, Negros Oriental and the Honorable Solicitor General at their respective office addresses. SO ORDERED, Given this 22nd day of June, 2012 in the city of Dumaguete, Philippines The Negros Chronicle July 1, 8, 15, 2012

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(Sgd.) Noel P. Catacutan Presiding Judge

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Inside job ... 2 dead: ... From page 2 raising ceremony, creating a wild buzz among the shocked employees. The amount represented the wages and salary still unclaimed by regular and job order workers of the municipal hall. Mayor Uy’s main concern at the moment is on how to find the means to pay the salaries of the employees. He suspected that the robbery took place either Saturday or Sunday. Scene of the Crime Operatives have already taken finger and footprints from the office.

Cops face ... From page 2 not to press criminal charges against Insp. Conag and company. However, the PNP hierarchy is eyeing administrative charges to serve as a lesson to all other policemen that any lapse in the Standard Operating Procedures will not be tolerated as a means to protect the rights and welfare of law enforcers, suspects and innocent bystanders. Based on the police blotter, the victim was cruising along the interior road in Claytown Daro when he was chased and blocked by another. Four men with arms drawn alighted ordering the confused student to step out of his automobile. Overcame with fear that he would be kidnapped, the victim tried to speed out of the way when the men opened fire hitting the right rear tire of his car. Wasawas continued to drive even with a busted tire until he reached the city police station to record the incident, but was surprised that the same car followed him. It was later learned that the four men led by Insp. Conag were police officers trying to chase a suspected drug pusher who managed to elude arrest by hurriedly getting into a car mistakenly thought to be that of Wasawas, as the place of the operation was pitch-dark and

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From page 1 For this year, majority of the cases are from Dumaguete City with 162; followed by Bayawan City with 36 cases; Tanjay City, 17; Guihulgnan, nine; and seven cases each from Dauin and Sibulan. The municipalities of Sta. Catalina and Bacong have six dengue cases each; and five each from Bais City and Pamplona. The health officials once again called for public cooperation in every household to have regular cleanup activities to eliminate, if not lessen, the spread of dengue-carrying mosquitoes. Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit also encouraged the barangays and schools to organize dengue brigades for surveillance and inform local health units on dengue cases. The dengue virus is transmitted from one person to another by an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, which thrives in clean and stagnant water. (RMN/JCTPIA 7, Negros Oriental) the police asset got confused and pinpointed the wrong speeding car. The next day, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency issued a certification of coordination stating that the subject of the botched buy-bust operation was a certain “Wing-Wing” and that Conag and his men were part of the City’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group. Wasawas and his family were inclined to press criminal charges with no less than Silliman President Dr. Ben Malayang III, who personally knows the family, asking Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria to settle the incident and tapped SU Law Dean Myles Bejar as counsel of the victim. Apparently, after a closed-door conference, both parties agreed that it was a legitimate police anti-drug operation gone awry and a case of “mistaken identity in good faith” on the part of the law enforcers. (By Dems Demecillo)


Mayor, VM... From page 1 tion and slow response to reflect that of his administration, which he said is striving for speedy and efficient service. For his part, P/Supt Tolentino said that, on the contrary, he was, in fact, called by BM Arnie Teves as the incident was in progress, Sunday, at the cathedral parking area. Tolentino immediately sent a response team. When the police arrived, the alleged arrogant parking attendant named Jesus Fabe, Jr. slipped out of sight. The next day, by 11am, he was shot by a pedicab-riding gunman at the SUMC parking lot. The mayor and the vicemayor said: the flow of the incident should be investigated whether they have any connection at all to the altercation Sunday night and the shooting of the park boy the next day at noon. Cordova said, the flow of incident should not be hard to connect, but with logic and evidence. P/Supt Tolentino agreed. Dumaguete City ViceMayor Alan Gel Cordova recalled that the August 5, 2011 murder of Atty. Archer Martinez inside his own office in downtown Dumaguete generated widespread condemnation from the citizenry, but he lamented the silence of the vocal sectors on the reported shooting of a parking attendant who survived. In a privilege speech delivered impromptu during the regular session of the City Council, Cordova acknowledged Kagawad Manuel Arbon, who also asked what has become of the P400,000 appropriated for use by Task Force Archer. Reports say that charges will be filed on the suspect/s by August. Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, City Chief-ofPolice, identified the latest victim of Tuesday’s shooting incident as Jesus Fabe, Jr., 33, of San Isidro, Tanjay City, and who works as a

These mayors could compose the “Mayors’ Non-Smoking League.” They are advocating for a smoke-free community and show their enthusiasm for the “Sponge” campaign, a tobacco-control drive that intends to warn the public on the dangers of smoking. (L-R) Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Felix Sy, Mayors Edsel Enardecido (Ayungon), Santiago Sameon (Tayasan), Kit Mark Adanza (Zamboanguita), Ricky Gonzales (Valencia), Ernie “Jango” Uy (Mabinay) and Apollo Arnaiz (Pamplona) with DOH Officials and media members, like Syril Repe, Jufil Mira, Maricar Aranas and Jenny Tilos, PIA head, among others. parking attendant at the Dumaguete Cathedral. Fabe, who sustained different gunshot wounds in the body but survived, was involved in an altercation with Board Member Arnie Teves whom P/Supt Tolentino admitted told him that the BM did not like the actuations of arrogance of the parking attendant. “If BM Teves planned to harm the parking attendant, why would he request and involve the police, in the first place, to settle their

misunderstanding at the very instance knowing that he would be the natural suspect if Fabe is harmed,” Tolentino said. Indeed, the next day, Fabe was shot. Teves insisted that he had no ill-feeling towards Fabe and maintains that his family’s political opponents are using him as a convenient scapegoat to ruin the Teves family’s excellent record of public service. However, Supt. Tolentino is eyeing other possible motives as he con-

firmed that Fabe has derogatory records on police files. Tolentino also credited Teves for giving “respect to the city police” when he sought for assistance after he figured in a misunderstanding with Fabe, which is consistent with the avowed desire of the Board Member to keep a low profile as he is a favorite target of his family’s political opponents.

Readers Views Corona paid for his sins Dear Editor, After the impeachment of CJ Corona, some of our religious leaders called on us to unite, but they didn’t say on what or with whom to unite. It’s like our laws, full of holes, that we have to find the truth in between written lines, with only our conscience and our common sense as barometer. We folks from down under need specifics to be able to understand and follow earthly or heavenly dictates. With all our religious leaders mixing up in our dirty politics, at times, we are inclined to pass by earth and look up straight to heaven. And with some of our political hypocrites, barking foul by saying that, there was not enough evidence to impeach CJ Corona, and those playing angels saying that we should not penalize him any further, gives us more doubts in our minds whether they are serving for the good of the country or only for the good of themselves. The master of the highest court of our country hiding 2.400 million dollars and 80.700 million pesos for himself, plus millions more worth in properties-- not enough evidence? And you will allow CJ Corona to keep all those wealth tax-free? But how can we ever unite, and who will unite us when both religion and politics had become champions of division. Our religious leaders cannot agree on the true meaning of what’s written in the bible, and so, we have hundreds of different Christian churches preaching their own version of the word of God, taking advantage of our innocent believers. And we have now so many political parties, going against and shooting one another,

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supposedly, in the name of our poor people. Many of these political parties, have really nothing to offer, as all have already been said and done by the two bigger parties. So, they specialize in street demonstration against whoever is seating in Malacañang in the name of democracy, again taking advantage of our poor and innocent citizens. For the sake of us all, why can’t we unite with PNoy in eradicating corruption, which is making our country sick and our poor people poorer? And corruption starts during elections with local candidates buying votes house-tohouse, man-to-man, up to the precinct. Learned men and women in Congress and Senate should be able to craft simple straightforward laws to prosecute these devils and send them all to jail. And the church could simply excommunicate all of them. It is too much to ask? Not only that corruption begins on elections. Harassment, intimidation and coercion by those already in power who already have accumulated enormous wealth for themselves can buy anybody, at any cost, with the law on their side. Until these scalawags in our society are properly dealt with, our poor will continue to take politicians’ money to have peace and be able to feed their families for the day, as well. (Sgd.) FRANKIE FERRER Bais City.



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HEALTH IS WEALTH An elegant wedding gown made by a local designer from Dumaguete is featured at the “Wedding Dream” bridal exposition ongoing at the Sidlakang Negros Village. A project of the Provincial Tourism Office, the exhibit is free for public viewing daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM until June 30. The expo features local designers, event stylists, photo-video studios, and fun party accessories.

WORKAHOLICISM “Over-ambitious people frenzied themselves to work by burning their candles on both ends, unknowingly taxing their hearts to early death” – Anonymous


ecently, a close friend of mine, a dedicated politician and lawyer, suddenly succumbed to a massive heart attack while serving a client.

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Dumaguete needs: ... From page 1 seemingly renewed shootings fails, blame could start with of people with impunity. The its author, the vice-mayor. It latest, among which were the will be a win-win situation shooting of a parking attend- politically for both. ant last Monday (see related The Crime Mangement story), the mauling of a citi- System is not a person, but a zen by four armed men, and system of doing things in the the rape of a l4-year-old stu- business of crime prevention, dent on St John’s Day. detection and solution. What If the mayor does not are its highlights? — accordappoint him (crime czar) due ing to the proponent, who to political rivalry (as he aired this in a privilege might get the credit for it), the speech last Tuesday, the city vice-mayor was close to CMS’ role is: saying that the City Council 1. To intensify profescan create the position, so sionalism in the operation of long as the city policy mak- police work; 2. More ers hold paramount the wel- trainings and education fare of this gentle but crime- among enforcers; improve ridden city with maybe 50% the system of intelligence and track record of solved and un- data gathering and archiving; solved crimes, to say the improve the resourcefulness least. of policemen in solving If created by the admin- crimes; come up with a more istration-dominated City credible police force that can Council, and if the mayor bring back public confidence vetoes it, then that is the may- by filing administrative cases or’s call. But if the mayor ap- against erring policemen; proves it, then the success of 2. And the new one is the proposed Crime Manage- fund and conduct special opment System will go to him erations against syndicated as the mayor of the city. If it and organized crime; and


Karen after George ... (From page 2) movies could help beef up their common sense. -o0oHeadline: “Teachers admit collecting from pupils.” But of course, what can they do? Solution: Let the division office supply all far-flung teachers with the needed instructional materials from chalks to garden tools to floor wax. Unless the division office supplies that, which funds they have on operating and maintenance, then poor pupils will continue to be taxed by teachers, under pain of anything they can think of: flunking grades, non-clearance at yearend, dismiss them, and whatever they can think of “for the good of the service.” -o0oThe only solution for far-flung teachers ceasing to collect from pupils is for the division office to supply them with instructional materials and monitor their usage. There is surely a budget, but the division office, many times, is thinking of other things by which even the school board funds can be utilized. These funds come from the special education fund out of the taxes being locally collected. It will be part of the school board fund. It can be done. -o0oCongratulatons to Mark Javier for making it to the London Olympics at the end-week this month of July. The guy is really destined. And Dumaguete is lucky to have Mark study here and learn archery after leaving his first love, which is airsoft gunning. Read the particulars on page one of this issue. Thanks to NingNong, the father of Mark, and to the father of Dumaguete archery sports here, Mr. Bob Flores, who is now retired. From them and various parent-coaches, we have produced archery greats. Why not in other places? Because our archers are focused, plus of course their passion and God-given talents. For without it, our archers won’t make it.

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special operations for notorious slippery suspects who circumvent and make a mockery of our laws. As this developed, another councilor, Atty. Manuel Arbon, asked the PNP local and the city treasurer how the P400,000 fund for Task Force Archer, to hunt, arrest, prosecute and convict, has been spent. So far, with the first anniversary this August of the gruesome murder of the lawyer-professor and IBP vice-president, the PNP operation chief said “the PNP knows the brains and the triggerman” but is not divulging their names until the probers can gather enough evidence to build an airtight case against the suspect-mastermind. Even if the public knows what the PNP officer has in mind, people support and challenge the PNP operations desk. The challenge is that the PNP better build up an airtight case, otherwise, lack of evidence could dismiss the case forever under pain of the double jeopardy rule.

BM denies ... From page 1 the police cannot just immediately link the crime to an altercation that previously happened the night before in the Quezon Park area parking lot which is inside the compound of the Cathedral church. Besides, Fabe, the victim, admitted that the one who argued with him Sunday night at the Cathedral park was not the same person who shot him at noon the following day at the Silliman Medical Center carpark. According to Tolentino, the victim, Jesus Fabe, believes a certain Teves was the one who had motives to kill him due to such an altercation with him that Sunday evening inside the parking lot of the Cathedral. But Tolentino countered, “its not enough to link Teves to the crime just because victim and Teves were arguing the night before, ” unless there is strong evidence to support such indictment. PRESS CON In a press conference, Thursday, City Chief Cop Tolentino had confirmed that during the incident at the Cathedral Park last Sunday, Board Member Arnie Teves called him up to ask for police assistance which the police did, but the parking attendant identified as Jesus Bulat Fabe, Jr. ran away and could nowhere be found. The chief-of-police said Arnie Teves did the right thing to call for police assistance, which means that he has trust and confidence in the city police, even if he had a bodyguard at that time. However, Tolentino said it is conducting deeper investigation on the foiled attempt on the life of the parking attendant. At present, investiga-


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OGDEN, UTAH, U.S.A.—Dumagueteño MARK JAVIER and his female counterpart, Rachel Cabral of Manila, interviewed by Utah and Olympic TV networks after winning as one of the seven world’s best-bet amateur archers for the London Olympic Games which starts July 29. Javier is the son of an airsoft gun enthusiast, Ningnong Javier, who has inspired him to face all odds, in fair and foul wind and weather conditions. “Archery is a game where the playing field is level in any circumstance. Big or small, tall or not, young or younger, the bow shoots under the same wind-condition, that is why hitting the target is an equal opportunity for every archer,” said Mark Javier in a CHRONILCE interview, Thursday, when he landed from Ogden, Utah, U.S.A. That was the site of the World Archery Championship which had gotten seven tors are still in the process of identifying the suspect, because the victim himself cannot identify the triggerman, unless he will be able to see him again, the next move of which is to locate the suspect and look for evidence before filing the case in court. In a long distance interview, Board Member Teves vehemently denied the accusations stating that he was talking to an old parking attendant asking why a lot of motorcycles are parked in an area allotted for fourwheeled vehicles. Then Fabe along with other parking attendants came to claim that he is one of the parking attendant leaders in that area and told him that he is a former military man from Basilan.  According  to  BM Teves, he did not like the actuations of Fabe, so he called the police. He also said that he was still in Manila on that day and arrived late in the afternoon. On the other hand, the victim had another version, contrary to BM Teves’ statement. The victim’s wife, Wilma, said her husband mentioned the name of BM Teves as the person he had an altercation with at the parking lot at the Cathderal two days before the shooting incident, but another person shot him the next day. // Jg

(7) of the world’s top archers in a competition among 80 finalists. His female Filipina counterpart is Rachel Cabral of Manila. They won golds in the last national games here in Dumaguete last month. It was Javier who called for a rematch based on international rules. His clamor for a rematch proved him right, as he now represents the country in the biggest sports event of the world in the London Olympics. SMALL CONTINGENT It’s going to be a small Philippine contingent to the London Olympics. For all we know, a Filipino, much

more a Dumagueteño, might surprise the sporting world with a gold in archery, who knows. Chief of Mission Manny Lopez said there will only be 11 Filipino Olympians this year. It has been a good 16 years since the Philippines won a medal by Onyok Velasco as a boxer in the l996 Atlanta games. The country’s participation in the Olympic games will only be in shooting, boxing, long jump (Mar;tella Torres (a Negrense, too?), steeple chase, weightlifting and swimming.

Editorial Police needs ... (From page 4) lic official to help find the real gunman. For one thing, the victim, Jesus Fabe, Jr., 30, married, from Tanjay, has bad, if not “derogatory,” park records saying he is allegedly bossy and is suspected to be a “spotter.” A spotter is one who tips the car burglars if parked cars have valuables inside before they ransack. If true, why is he still tolerated by the city TMO as a park attendant? Yet, in all fairness to the police who may already know the truth by now, the POLICE NEEDS EVIDENCE. We are under the rule of law and they cannot just arrest and accuse anyone without evidence; therefore, it is now the burden of the police to produce evidence. Are our law enforcers capable of bringing to justice these criminals who shoot and kill with impunity in our city and province? Or are millions of intelligence funds for our mayor and governor not enough to solve heinous crimes against the people? Yet they want you to reelect them next year-- will you do that? Not enough data, indeed, to produce enough evidence. Not enough expertise to produce evidence to convict the criminals who are right under their very noses. But again, truth without evidence cannot produce justice under our democratic space. So we raise this challenge to the police to produce evidence, so that they can arrest the criminals and defend the truth before the bar of justice. Otherwise, the crime gang will again just give the police a big……blaaahh!

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July 1, 2012

Teachers admit: they collect from pupils


ublic school teachers acknowledged that they collected certain amounts and other goods from the students, but maintained that this is necessary considering that the funds allotted for the maintenance and operating expenses of the Department of Education are not enough. The bottomline is must be produced and monthly. However, the teachthat it is the duty of the submitted to the teachers. DepEd Division Office Included in that list are: ers defended that the colto supply the operational detergent bars, soap lection, including the needs of public schools, powder, floor wax, ma- amount, were agreed like floorwax, chalks nila papers, cartolinas, upon by the parents in a and other instructional color pens, crayons, gar- meeting called for the materials, and not let the den tools, bond papers, purpose. The teachers teachers nor students erasers, pentel pen, want the public to undershoulder such expenses masking tape and other stand that the cost of Thus, despite strong assorted school supplies. maintenance of the warnings of administraIn West City Elemen- schools and the lack of tive sanction from Edu- tary School, as in other supplies were too much cation Secretary Bro. schools, parents pay for them to bear alone, Armin Luistro, some of monthly dues of at least hence, they asked for the the teachers continue to P25 as payment for the parents’ assistance. collect materials and personnel tasked to clean Sometimes, these are unmoney from their pupils the classrooms. Nor- der “pain” of low grades, upon enrollment. mally, a class would have no clearance, or even an Some teachers even at least 45 pupils, thus, by “F” grade. (By Dems provide the parents with collecting P25.00, the Demecillo) a long list of goods that teacher gets P1,125.00

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SCHOOL CHILDREN in many elementary schools, such as this, are samples of barrio pupils, who, in many ways, are or were required contributions, which appear to be voluntary, but under pain of low grades, no clearance, and even an “F,” if they fail to comply. This operational costs and instructional materials should be shouldered by the DepEd DIVISION OFFICE and not by poor students, parents, and worse, the lowly-paid public school teachers.

Josy, Degamo ...

Rape suspect ...

From page 2 structure was pegged at P1,143,120.000, while 15,787 privates homes were damaged, 6,352 of which were totally destroyed. Sources claim that Limkaichong, who was in the province at the time since Congress is on a recess, was with Dr. Mark Macias in “some hinterland barangays in the south.”

From page 2 beach, but when she reached there, the aunt had already On the other hand, Degamo was actually in Bethel, the venue of the forum, but attended the Launching of Bantay Bayanihan, Peace Leaders Forum, and a gathering of the Cooperative Development Authority. (By Dems Demecillo)

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left, leaving her and the suspect behind. The suspect said he had drunk coconut wine locally known as “tuba”, and had smoked one stick of marijuana cigarette. The suspect claimed that he was not in his proper senses when he committed the crime, only to realize later that the victim was his niece. (By Juancho Gallarde)

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