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ajority of the Dumaguete City Councilors led by the Vice-Mayor are expected to vote on Wednesday, denying all the twelve applications for local lotto franchises, thereby forcing the existing outlets to close shop before the month ends. Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria is expected to carry out the will of the City Council by serving the long overdue closure orders or he may choose to defy the Council’s sense and make his own stand on gambling by approving the lotto applications with or without the Council’s imprimatur. The councilors will base their decisions on three major factors: legal, moral and political ramifications of their votes.


Impartial observers say however, that the more legal lotto outlets are opened, the lesser the illegal suertres will expand. But if legitimate lotto outlets of the PCSO are not given permits, then the illegal suertres will proliferate some more, and with prejudice to the moralists, religious, and law abiding sectors. They asked: is it not better to open as many legal lottos So that the public can bet anywhere and illegal suertres will become lesser and lesser. Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, Councilors Antonio Remollo, Manuel Arbon and Joe Kenneth Arbas, who are all graduates of Catholic schools, will vote against the operations of lotto here in the city. Asso(Top photo) Seminarians and the religious lead the various contingents mo- ciation of Barangay Councils bilized against lotto in last Thursday’s public hearing. Impartial observers accuse the pro-lotto crowd of being paid with free lunch and P150.00 cash, President Albert Aquino will To page 2 which the gambling sympathizers vehemently denied.

City earned P6.7M from lotto since 1999 nknown to many, while city officials and guardians of morals loudly express their vehement opposition to gambling in particular against lotto operations, Dumaguete City earned P6.7 million as its shares from ticket sales since 1999. The provincial government earned P2.54 million in LGU shares in the same period.


assive opposition if not defiance against the threat of LTO agency to implement the prescribed helmet on the poor public motorists is mounting as the deadline for its full implementation falls at the start of August. But as far as the Land fore August 1 as the agency Transportation Office is is bent on implementing concerned, it is better for fully the National Helmet the city’s estimated 20,000 Law. registered motorcycle ownThe only possible reason ers to begin buying their that will derail impending prescribed helmets now beTo page 17

In fact, all the cities and municipalities of Negros Oriental, except one, have lotto outlets and To page 17

No strings “pulled”

in P480M rehab fund DBM recall BY D.R.

iting “procedural lapses” in the release of P480 million causing it to be recalled, 1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong vehemently denied reports she pulled some strings at the headquarters of the Department of Budget and Management in Manila to deprive the provincial government of the funds intended for the dredging of a number of rivers and the repairs of the structures destroyed during the height of Typhoon Sendong last December 17, 2011.


Ordinary citizens were disappointed that the much awaited government financial aid has been scuttled over alleged partiTo page 17

M-16 used in Ching’s slay-try found – PNP vidences recovered from the crime scene in the foiled attempt of B ayawan City Councilor Victoriano Alabastro’s life had the same characteristics with the firearm recovered at the house of one of the suspects identified as Pacito Libron.


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NegOr towns stop planting tobacco for smoke-free bid DE JESUS


cast the 5 th vote against lotto while Councilors Franklin Esmeña, Jr. and Erwin Michael Macias will vote against lotto in honor of their fathers, former Councilor Franklin Esmeña and former Governor Emilio Dodo Macias, who were against gambling. Sangguniang Kabataan President Cyrene Mapili, heed-



ing the clamor of her fellow youth and students, who trooped to Thursday’s public hearing condemning lotto, will also cast a negative vote. Mapili said that her vote is a reinforcement of the moral values taught in the homes, church and in school. “I cannot, in conscience, vote in favor of gambling in whatever form, it is not



a good lesson to convey to my fellow youth and the generations to come,” Mapili stressed. Vice-Mayor Cordova said that he will express his vote against gambling regardless of the trend of the vote. “Win or lose, I will manifest my vote against lotto, considering its adverse social and moral imTo page 17

TOP OF THE WEEK Educators push for PWDs in universities


forum advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) pushed for the integration of special education in the academic curriculum.

Organized by the Great Physician Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. (GPRehab), in partnership with the American Studies Resource Center of the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library, the forum primarily discussed the mandate of the Department of Education (DepEd) for

schools to implement the “Inclusive Education System”. This pushes for inclusion of PWD’s in the same class with regular students. Dumaguete City DepEd Special Education Supervisor Mrs. Judith To page 15


REMOLLO Presiding


LP-3D for Degamo

if he wants it

espite being repeatedly scorned by Governor Roel R. Degamo, the Liberal Party leadership of Negros Oriental apparently has not given up on him to be their best bet to challenge Congressman Pryde Henry Teves for the 3rd District congressional seat.


Thus, while the LP slate for the provincial Board Member is already filled up, the slot for congressman remain blank anticipating that Degamo will succumb to the charm offensive of LP gubernatorial bet 1 st District Congresswoman Jocelyn

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Revive HGT’s novel Josy defends that pupil lunch-feeding L-L kind of work member of the House of Representatives is urging President Benigno Aquino III to look for funds and continue the free noon feeding program through the Department of Education.


Rep. Pryde Henry Teves (3rd District, Negros Oriental) said if the World Bank can extend a loan to the Philippines of P40 billion every year for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), there’s no reason it can’t avail of the same for the free noon meal program. The project was the brainchild of then 3 rd  Dist Rep. Herminio Teves, the young congressman’s grandfather, for the entire district

only. It was adopted nationally during the time of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and discontinued by the present administration. Teves calls this a shot in the arm, in saying it needs only P8 billion to finance the program in 80 provinces all over the country. He strongly believes it To page 15

irst District Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong clarifies that contractors of government projects worth more than P10 million are merely following the designs and specifications and program of work given by the Department of Public Works and Highways.


Limkaichong issued the statement in the wake of criticisms about the poor quality of work undertaken by the family-owned construction firm Double L Construction in Himampangon Road, Manjuyod. She said a contractor would not want to divert from the program of work given by DPWH, so he can

be paid. A retaining wall is constructed in Himampangon to prevent loose rocks from falling again and cover the highway. Meanwhile, the national government will not wait for next year or in 2014 for the upgrading of the north road from j u nc t i o n Ka b a n k a l a n, To page 15

Singaporean nabbed for swindling here Alleged Singaporean national Daniel Hee Ang (in photo), 40, was recently arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport for attempted swindling of a certain Mr. Glizer Ubag Sogocio, 68, a retired OFW from Jawa, Valencia, Negros Oriental, who claims that his bag containing cash money of P 2,000.00; Apple Cellular Phone worth P 35,000,00; Sony Digital camera worth P30,000.00; Sony Laptop P 30,000; and wristwatch worth P 40,000.00 was almost spirited away if not for the timely intervention of Corporal Emmanuel S. Concepcion of the Airport Police Force.

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ANGKOK, THAILAND — Eighty percent of Negros Oriental tow ns through their mayors have informed that they have stopped planting tobacco, firstly in order to promote a tobacco and smoke-free society and second, because the production cost has gone sky high. Six more towns from the north and south of NegOr are among the late advocates of a smokefree society namely San Jose, Vallehermoso, Dauin, Siaton, Basay and Sta Catalina. Their LGUs and civil society have bonded together to fight the malady of cigarette smoking which are getting a toll like 12,000 deaths annually in this country. Those who have stopped planting tobacco are Guihulngan, Bacong, Pamplona, Vallehermoso and Amlan. All other sixteen (l6) municipalities and five


Happy faces of non-smoker mayors, l6 of them with 2 exceptons, discuss the advantages for a smoke free society before advocates in a Bangkok conference ending yesterday. TOP foto LR: Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz of Amlan, Dr. Felix Sy of NOPH, Mayor Manuel Sagabarria of Dumaguete, Mayor Marcela Bartoces of Sibulan, Mayor Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan, Mayor Lawrence Limkaichong of La libertad. Below: Mayor Edcel Enardicido of Ayungog, Mayor Enrique Gonzales of Valencia, Mayor Rene Gaudiel of Bayawan.

cities  have  joined  the  world  wide  silent  war against cigarette smoking because of its detrimental health effects, not only to smokers, but second-hand smokers (those who breath the smoke from other people), too. The just-reelected president of the advocates of Tobacco Control and Smoke Free Advocates of Negros Oriental, TOSCA, is Amlan Mayor Bentham dela Cruz, and with City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria leading the four other cities in its mission to free civil society of the ill effects of tobacco and cigarette smoking. These sixteen mayors are meeting here in Bangkok. Our twin-media outfits which we represent here in Bangkok for a three-day advocacy update upon their invitation, are among the latest joiners of the civil society stakeholders. As founding members of the Dumaguete Press Club, Inc, we are also enjoining other media outfits to join the journey for a smoke-free society. The participant mayors here are (in geographical order) MAYORS Manuel Sagarbarria of Dumaguete ; Sibulan’s Marcela Bartoces; Amlan’s Atty Bentham dela Cruz; Manjuyod’s Oming Baldado, Mabinay ’s Django Uy ; Pamplona’s Apollo Arnaiz; Ayungon’s Edcel Enardecido; Bindoy’s Vicente Yap; Tayasan’s To page 17

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Meeting Fr. Manoling t w as a spiritually enlightening evening during the Brotherhod of Christian Businesmen and Professionals (BCBP) Chapter Assembly Friday. Guest was Rev. Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ. Together with my wife Ruby, it was to us, a blessing to meet for the first time Fr. Manoling. In many ways, even without having met him, Fr. Manoling is an inspiration, not necessarily because of his being a priest, but because of his musical talent.



Do we have two COAs here?

he reason why the Commission on Audit disapproved the P300,000 city’proposal to help fund the hunt for the killer/s of Atty Archer Martinez, IBP vice president, is that the project, kono, intends to help a private (and dead) person and therefore not for a public purpose. We beg to disagree with the COA. The trouble with our city officials is that they do not want to exert a valid argument with COA for fear of not passing audit on other city projects. We believe this is a whimsical product of the imagination of an apparent mis-informed COA mind. The fund for Oplan Archer is or a public purpose: to help finance the search for his killer who is still out there lurking in the neighborhood, threatening the safety of the entire community as long as the killer is scot free. Is this not a public purpose? More so with the mastermind who is just smiling at them.


On the other hand, the COA’s provincial counterpart approved P100,000 for the same project Task Force Archer as the provincial contribution to the quest for justice. Atty Joel Obar who heads the Task force Archer received the money for such operation. Until now, he

and his associates know who are the suspects, even possibly the mastermind, but the big problem is the lack of airtight evidence. This is the most difficult part to get, that is why the FUNDING. Is this not for a public purpose? Then why did the governor approve its release? And he city did not? Do we have TWO COAs here? The police also said they know the suspect/s and even the possible mastermind but would not divulge until they can produce an airtight case. What can the legal minds of the task force do? Do we have two different COAs, for the city and province that they cannot decide with uniformity on one and the same issue? This is highly proposterious and not consistent with the Constitutional guarantee of support for constitutents and the general welfare. We ask the COA to please have uniformity of mind because this is the only one government that we have, and most of all ONE COA. In the city, since COA disapproved P300,000 for Task Force Archer,, the council made use of the money and the mayor approved it, by apportioning it the peace and order council chaired by To page 14

Dur ing chapter assembly,the priest who c eleb r at es mass would also make a sharing or some deliver spiritual messages to the group. F r . Ma noli ng Francisco, w ho came with a worn out voice, incorporated his Ruby Dejaresco with Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ message in his extended homily. He spoke abouts man’s yearnings in life. Human beings yearn for truth, freedom, and love  in the  absolute  sense. Man is engulfed in an insatiable quest for knowledge, because man basically wants to seek the truth. To elaborate, Fr. Francisco showed a video clip of the Hubble telescope hovering over the Turn to page 15 38


Dolphy, the National Artist in Comedy here is a need to confer the National Artist Award to Dolphy, the Philippine King of Comedy. It is not just because Dolphy has been on the throes of death for three weeks now. In a week’s time, perhaps, the lovable clown might yet spring a surprise and score a medical miracle and walk home laughing. Like always, Dolphy will have the last laugh. The Lovable Clown of humor has become a form of the life of the beholder. Philippine cinema had, for of national tonic. In the field of comedy, decades, given us laughter Whether it is a paint Dolphy has no equal- only on the silver screen, theater brush, sets of words, stage pretenders to the crown. and television. In a Third presence, voice, acting, The National Artist Award is World country where suffering dance movement-any artist is almost a way of life- Dolphy that dishes out that talent with given to the deserving only provided the healing balm. finesse and passion and every three years- and If laughter is the best thereby affect the audience 2012- is among those years medicine- then millions of permanently can be consid- when the National Center Filipinos have been healed ered a National Artist. His art for Culture and Arts (NCCA) from the pain, dreariness should flow- in quality and and the Cultural center of and ordinariness of exist- quantity- enough to “move, the Philippines (CCP) are ence by the brand of change and then make one’s supposed to crown such Dolphy medicine. His art” part of the eternal fabric To page 14


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(A friend from our UN past emailed this feature which he says was written by former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. You may find much to agree with --- or disagree. Anyway, read on --- JLM )



ilipinos are brown. Our color should not be a reason for an inferiority complex. (Some) pine f or a f air complexion, white people tan themselves --- approximate the Filipino complexion.

Filipinos are a touching people. We create human chains with our perennial akbay (putting an arm around another's shoulder), hawak (hold), to kalabit (touching with the tip of the finger), . We seek inter connection. Filipinos are linguists. It is not uncommon for Filipinos to speak at least three:

his own local dialect, Filipino, and English. A lot speak an added language, Chinese, Spanish or, if he works abroad, the language of his host country. Filipinos are “groupists”. We surround ourselves with people and hover over them. An average Filipino would have and know at least 300


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For God and for others

2nd World War brought about by better health services and the lengthening of Filipino longevity has today given way to a declining reproductive rate. This can only be explained by more and better educated housewives, many of whom have joined the labor force


he was going to a high school dance. Her dress was gorgeous. Her hair was a masterpiece. She is dating a handsome young man who cares deeply about her. Yet with all this, she was almost in tears. I asked her what was wrong. She told me, through the sobs, that she wished that for one day she could be “white”. It is normal of young major movies stars have people to be very critical “light” colored skin. of them. They often want I am not intelligent this a little bigger or that enough to know why a little smaller. This is a there seems to be this normal part of growing up national obsession with and finding your own white skin. Is it a identity. What bothers me remnant of colonialism this obsession with white when the ruling class skin is not limited to was light skinned? Is it young people. The store a desire to meet some shelves in the Philippines standar d of beauty are filled with soaps and cr eated by nonlotions that “whiten” skin. Filipinos? Is it merely There are TV the desire to be commercials for white different or exotic? I do skin treatments. All your not know.

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Footsteps and Fingerprints

The Alphabet of Happiness Part 2 ast week, we gave you Part 1 of the Alphabet of Happiness, letters A through G. I hope that you were able to think of other things you can do that will help you be happy for each letter so that your alpha list of happiness will be personalized according to your dreams and hopes. Yes, we have many daily concerns and anxieties, but underneath FR. ROY all that, is our heartfelt desire to be CIMAGALA happy, regardless of what happens. With this list, I pray you think are wrong. that you will be able to So here is Part 2: H change the paradigm through P. The last of your thoughts to section of the alphabet focus on the good of Happiness, Q things and the through Z, will be in next blessings in life, rather week’s column. H – Hope. Always than all the things that

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E have to be men and women for God and for others. That’s actually the objectively proper trajectory of our thoughts and desires. We have to be wary when we get trapped thinking only of ourselves, a constant danger to us. To be persons for God commandment is to love and for others is written in your neighbour as our nature. The structure yourself.” and features of our life all We need to be prepared demand that we actually to do serious, constant battle need to get out of our own against our tendency also to selves, otherwise we get get self-centered and selfshort-circuited. absorbed. This, of course, Our joy, our fulfilment is a very like possibility, is in God, and because of easily and quickly verifiable God, it’s also in others, around. That’s because we since loving God always actually contend with a great passes through loving number of hostile or negative others. The gospel tells elements. us that “The greatest First, we have the commandment is to love very understandable God with all your might... basic human need to take and the second greatest

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A Journey Through Cancer

e has made everything beautiful in His time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.’ Ecclesiastes 3:11 Once in a while, I find these little black round or oblong things like bird droppings in my lemon leaves. These are butterfly eggs. They look like ordinary, destruction starts. The unattractive, harmless caterpillar can hardly see things, but inside of each even with six eyes, but it one, life pulsates. God sees is an eating machine. to it that each egg is It consumes every fiber protected by a hard shell of green luscious lemon leaf called chorion and the inside for more than three weeks is lined by wax to keep the until it transforms into a pupa. egg from drying out. It takes It’s antennae is the sole about a week for the egg to guide to find those yummy hatch depending on the fiber. species or climate. The caterpillar has a After more than set of real legs and five three weeks, the egg false legs. It breaths becomes a larva though the holes in their (caterpillar). Now, the Turn to page 11

ith the country enjoying the demographic dividend, we expect our people to contribute to a faster economic growth. For the layman, a demographic dividend provides a developing country like the Philippines experiencing a slower reproductive rate which is lower than the total amount of goods and services produced, an opportunity for faster growth. Today the gross domestic product which can hit 7% is way above the 2% population growth.


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Why is ... (Mercado) from page 6 relatives, notes Dr. Patricia Licuanan of Ateneo and Miriam College. At work, we live bayanihan (mutual help). We want a kalaro (playmate) more than laruan (toy). At socials, even guests bring in other guests. When there is no more space in a vehicle, we “Kalung-kalong! (Sit on one another). No one suggests splitting. Filipinos are weavers. Look at our baskets, mats and other craf ts. This art is metaphor. We are social weavers. We weave theirs into ours that we all become parts of one another. Thus, we put premium on pakikisama (getting along) and pakikipagkapwa (relating). Walang pakikipagkapwa (inability

to relate) is one of the worst labels. We harmonize with people and include them in our 'tribe,' our 'family'. We seek to be included. Thus, we call our friend's mother nanay; we call a friend's sister ate (eldest sister), and so on. We even call strangers tia/tita (aunt) or tio/tito. We have the 'ka' institution, loosely translated as 'equal to the same kind' as in kasama (of the same company), kaisa (of the same cause), kapanalig (of the same belief), etc. In our social fiber, we treat other people as co-

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equals. Filipinos are adventurers. We have a tradition of separation. Our legends speak of heroes and heroines who almost always get separated from loved ones, and move to far-away lands. There, they find wealth or power. Our Spanish colonial history is f illed with separations caused by the reduccion (hamleting), and forced migration to build towns, churches or galleons. American occupation enlarged the space of Filipino wandering, including America. There is documented evidence of Filipino presence in America as f ar back as 1587. Now, Filipinos compose the world's largest population of overseas workers. Today's citizens of the world bring the bagoong (salty shrimp paste), pansit (sautéed noodles), siopao (meat-filled dough), including the tabo (ladle) and tsinelas (slippers). Filipinos recreate their home, or f eel at home anywhere. Filipinos have pakiramdam (deep feeling/ discernment). We know how to feel what others feel. Being manhid (dense) is slur. In our pakikipagkapwa (relating), we get not only to wear another man's shoe but also his heart. Filipinos are very spiritual. We transcend the physical

world. We have a sense of kaba (premonition) and kutob (hunch). A Filipino wife instinctively f eels her husband or child is going astray, whether or not telltale signs present themselves. Filipino spirituality makes him invoke divine intervention. Rightly or wrongly, Filipinos are always acknowledging, invoking or driving away spirits into and from their lives. His pakiramdam makes the Filipino, once correctly Christianized, a major exponent of the faith. `Filipinos are timeless. For nearly half-a-millennium now, the western clock encroached into our lives. Except f or of f icial functions, Filipinos still measure time with f eeling. Our time is diffused, not framed. `Appointments are defined by umaga (morning), tanghali (noon), hapon (afternoon), or gabi (evening). Our most exact time reference is probably katanghaliang-tapat (high noon), which allows many minutes of leeway. There is really no definite time. A Filipino event has no clear-cut beginning nor ending. We have a f iesta, but there is visperas (eve), a day after the fiesta is still considered a good

time to visit. The Filipino Christmas is not confined to December 25th; it somehow begins months bef ore December and extends up to beyond the first days of January.. Filipinos are spaceless. The Filipino concept of space is not expressed in kilometers but with feelings. We say malayo (far) or malapit (near). Indigenous culture did not divide land into private lots but kept it open for all to partake of its abundance. One 's party may expropriate the street! So do sari-sari stores. Provincial f olks dry palayan (rice grain) on the highways. Religious

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LIFE AT THE CENTER …that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. –– I Timothy 2:2

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or by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the ON SOCIAL APOSTOLATE OF THE CHURCH (3) aron, atong hisgotan ang lima ka ang-ang sa atong apostolado, or the five levels of s o c i a l apostolate. Kining five levels of social FR. G AMMY TULABING apostolate JCD, VG pinasubay ni sila sa pagpaambit ni Bishop Francisco Claver, usa ka Obispo nga Jesuit nga sulod sa dugayng panahon mao ang director sa NASSA, kon National Secretariat for Social Action and Apostolate sa Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, nga siya na karon ang Obispo sa Bontoc, Lagawe, sa Ilocos region. First Level So, unsa man ang unang ang-ang sa atong apostolado sa Simbahan? Makaingon kita nga sa kanhiayng panahon, ang apostolado sa Simbahan mao “ang mga buhat sa kalooy”. So-mga corporal works of mercy—naa nang pakan-on ang mga gigutom, paimna ang mga giuhaw, bisitaa ang mga masakiton ug mga binilanggo, bistihi ang mga wala’y sapot, abi-abiha ang mga langyaw, hupaya ang naguol, ug uban pa, etc., etc. Kining maong mga buhat sa kalooy sukad pa sa sinugdan, hangtod karon, usa ka importante or bililhon kaayong apostolado ug ministro sa Simbahan. So, mao kini ang unang ang-ang sa Apostolado sa Simbahan—pagtabang sa mga gigutom, pagtambal sa mga masakiton, pag-edukar sa mga wala’y kahibalo, paghatag ug landong sa mga wala’y pinuy-anan, etc.,etc. Nganong miingon man kita nga mao ‘ni ang


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others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

THE QUEST FOR PIGAFETTA’S “MAZAUA”(2) n that long monograph, Father Peter Schreurs, M.S.C., Ph.D., goes on to state: “The manuscript given to Charles V was never published and was considered lost. And som ething very annoying had happened when the REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN , JR. other copy went belatedly on the way to the press where between 1526 and 1534 an abridged French version was produced. From this (garbled) French translation it was ‘put back’ into an Italian version which was then published by Gian Battista Ramusio and was subsequently used by authors and some cartographers and ages later written in stone on at least one monument! It was the text used by Colin, as was for the first time and rightly pointed out by the late William Henry Scott (in Kinaadman, Vol. IV, p. 163). Scott writes that it is obvious that Colin used the garbled Ramusio text because his (Colin’s) account is a summary of its pertinent passages. To which I may add that it is even more convincingly proven by the fact that Colin himself (Vol. I, p. 144 in the Pastells’ edition) refers to his source: ‘Antonio Pigafetta, cauallero de Malta, en su D iario Italiano APUD RAMUSIUM’ (Capitals supplied.) It is interesting to note what Ramusio himself (tongue-in-cheek) remarked about the text available for printing. After mentioning that the Queen Regent of France entrusted Jacques Fabre of Paris with the task of making a French translation, he adds:


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ithin all of us is a whole conglomerate of selves. There is the timid self, the courageous self, the business self, the parental self, the religious self, the literary self, the energetic self. And all of these selves are rugged individualists. No bargaining or compromise for them. Each one screams to protect his or her vested interests.

If a decision is made to spend a relaxed evening listening to Chopin, the business self and the civic self rise up in protest at the loss of precious time. The energetic self paces back and forth impatient and frustrated, and the religious self reminds us of the lost opportunities for study or evangelistic contact. If the decision is to accept an appointment on the human services board, the civic self smiles with satisfaction, but all the excluded self filibuster. No wonder we feel distracted and torn. No wonder we over crowd commit our schedules and live lives of frantic faithfulness. But when we experience life at the Center, all is changed. Our many selves come under the unifying control of the divine Arbitrator.

No longer are we forced to live by an inner majority rule which always leaves a disgruntled minority. The divine Yes or No settles all minority reports. Everything becomes oriented to this new Center of reference. The quiet evening can be enjoyed to the fullest because our many selves have been stilled by the Holy Within. The business self, the religious self, the energetic self, all are at peace because they know we are living in obedience. There is no need to wave the flag of self-interest, since all things good and needful will be given their proper attention at the appropriate time. We enter a refreshing balance and equilibrium in life.

through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is Ephesians 3 the love of Christ, 19 and to know New International Version (NIV) this love that surpasses knowledge A Prayer for the Ephesians —that you may be filled to the or this reason I kneel before the measure of all the fullness of God. Father, 15 from whom every family[a] 20 Now to him who is able to do in heaven and on earth derives its immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious that is at work within us, 21 to him riches he may strengthen you with power be glory in the church and in Christ through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 Jesus throughout all generations, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts forever and ever! Amen. To page 7 “The steadfast love of God is new every morning, new every morning…Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord,” in relation to our “troubled waters”? BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS We would mean it if we Lamentations 3:22-23 realize that God in his “Because of the Lord’s great love, we faithfulness does help us to are not consumed; for his compassions cross our bridges. never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness” A famous singer once sang the song about the here are two songs that have bridge on the Larry King inspired the preparation of Live TV program. He this sermon. One is the introduced it by saying secular song “Bridge Over that when he was Troubled Waters” which DR. PROCESO UDARBE undergoing an agony of spirit, his friend could easily pass for a composed the song for religious hymn; the other is him. what we sang in a Bible Study Have you ever in my home recently. It is experienced crossing a based on our scripture text: bridge of troubled waters in The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, your life? If you’re like most His mercies never come to an end. of us, I’m sure you too have. They are new every morning, new every morning, There is a bridge that Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord. we all yearn for; it is the This is the first time in my preaching ministry bridge that makes each that I refer to the book of Lamentations. Well, we of us a part of the human have quite a lot to lament about in these days of world race; we call it a bridge from a sense of alienation turmoil. The point is: Do we really mean it when we sing To page 13




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LOT FOR SALE Lot adjacent to SUMC P14M, negotiable 859 sq.m. (CHET) Call: 0918-929-6047

For Lease

BODEGA Ideal for storing stocks. Bantayan, concrete road Fully fenced lot, all concrete Good parking space, with 24/ 7 resident guards. Call 0918 929 6047

AD PAWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on July 31, 2012 at our place of business.

For Sale 3,337 square meters clean title rice field irrigation P220.00 per square meters Banilad Call 419-82-73

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Pure drinking Water Reffiling Station # 147 Hibbard Ave. Piapi, Dumaguete City Tel. Nos. (035)225-8742 & (035) 422-0911

For sale Malabo lots 8,000 sqm. Malabo, Valencia @ 300 Coconut, lanzones, mango, marang trees n ice view of Sibu lan and Dumaguete-“Zipline” 8429 sqm. Malabo, Valencia @ 600 Fruits trees and Residential good for firing range shooting Resort Along the Roads near a creek Melodinah

LOT FOR SALE 2,297 sq.m. @ P1,800/m2 Junob/residential/ 1 block fronting Silliman Heights

HEIDI’S PAWNSHOP “The Pawnshop with a Heart” Along Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-7735 & their Newest Branch at Silliman Ave., Dgte. City Tel. #422-9002

Commercial Home for RENT

Call: 0918-929-6047 COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE Banilad, Dgte. City, 2,772 sq.m., clean title, fronting the highway, wide entrance, suited for apartment, gasoline station and commercial spaces, P2,000 per sq.m. only Call: 0918-929-6047

FOR SALE Residential Lot 2,000 sq.meters at Bong-ao, Valencia, Negros Oriental Price: affordable and negotiable


CHARACTER “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost.” – Anonymous uestion: Why has Christ become a very well known person during his time? Answer: Because he was doing good all the time. In this world, the good as well as the bad persons co-exist like the weeds and good plants growing together in the same garden. To the anthropologist a man is composed of good and bad elements depending on the prevailing circumstance of either positive or negative factors that trigger the reaction.


Someone fittingly describes man as a creature who makes the desert bloom and the lake die. Connoting that man is a “builder and a destroyer” at the same time. Let me cite the good behavior of m an-his character traits. Character is the dominant quality of a person’s traits, temperament, mood, attitude and nature. An American writer, Steven R. Covey says that character is made up of the principles and values that give one’s life direction, meaning and depth. These constitute one’s inner sense of what is right and wrong based not on laws or rules of conduct but on what he is. Basically, character in-

cludes admirable traits such integrity, honesty, courage, fairness, helpfulness, cheerfulness, generosity, loyalty, religiosity, etc. It is a common human nature that a man never discloses his own character as clearly as when he describes another. People always become so perceptive when it comes to assessing the character faults of others but always minimizing their own character faults. The things he loathed in others as anger


Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

and resentment existed in him. Psychologists call this as “projection” (ascribing one’s own weakness to others -a common defense mechanism.) Honorable men say that character is what you are in the dark. (Dwight Mood). The happiness of every country depends on the character of the people, rather than the form of government it has. (Thom as Holeburton). Definitely, we can only experience true success, peace and happiness in the world by making character the bedrock and paradigm of our lives.

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PRIME LOT SALE: El Pueblo 475 sq.m., clean title, near the new club house, has a good view of Mt. Talinis

Call: 0918-929-6047

EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS!!! Commercial Home for Rent located in downtown Guihulngan City, 2 minutes from the City Hall and Public Market, high traffic area, perfect business location, approx. 200 sq.m., well Kept, 4BR/2BA w/ spacious backyard. Call or text 09189407101, Lani. 225-2561 Landline

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LOT FOR SALE 3,337 – Square meters 150 per square maters Rice Field irrigation Banilad, Bacong Negros Oriental Price negotiable Clean Title

Call: 419 – 8273


Two sides adjacent to good neighbors, two sides free, negotiable

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LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS • Sta. Aguida, Pamplona, 10 hectares @ P30.00 per sq.m. • San Jose, 29 hectares with coconut trees and sugarcane plantation @ P50.00 per sq.m. • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P20.00 per sq.m. • Northern Junob, Dgte City, 19,900 sq.m. @ P1,500.00 per sq.m. • Candau-ay, Dgte City, 12,782 sq.m. @ P500.00 per sq.m. • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sq.m. • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit bearing, coconut trees

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Total Lot Area

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

Call: 0918-929-6047

CALL: 0918-929-6047 NEW LOTS FOR SALE  Bayawan City, located in the heart of the city, near City Hall, 349 sqms at 3,000.oo/sqm  Bacong Negros Oriental located at the National highway, wide frontage, 1,308 sqms at 1,300.00/sqm  Meciano Road, Dgte City, interior lot, suited for boarding house and restaurant, 525 sqms at 1,000.00/sqm

RUSH SALE Price: Negotiable Call: 09189296047

CALL: 0918-929-6047


Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 2,829sqms 2,800sqms 6,998sqms 1,400sqms 1,000sqms 845sqms 425sqms 135qsms 198sqms 2,884sqms 2,004sqms 120sqms 295sqms 296sqms 300sms 477sms 280sqms 300sqms 500sqms 1,000sqms 600sqms 1,000sqms 415sqms 498sqms 500sqms 629sqms 630sqms 417sqms 1,000sqms 332sqms 320sqms 340sqms

LOCATION Balayag-manok, Bacong Balayag-manok, Bacong Bong-bong, Valencia Neg. Or Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg.Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City West Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia Pob. Valencia Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City



P300K P300K P500/sqm P1,600/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P3M P2,000/sqm P250K P2,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P900K P1,000/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,300/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

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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

Contact: 0918-929-6047 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

Beach House for Sale

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

PRICE P850K P2,300/sqm P1.5M P1,500/sqm P1.5M P4,500/sqm P850K P1.6M P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm 400K P2,300/sqm P2,300/sqm P2,300/sqm P850K P4,200/sqm P4,200/sqm P4,200/sqm P4,200/sqm P1M P1,120/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,400/sqm P1.2M P5,000/sqm P1,500/sqm P1 ,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P350/sqm P350/sqm P350/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P2,000/sqm P800/sqm P1,000/sqm P4.5M P3,500/sqm P1,350/sqm P2,500/sqm P2M

Contact: 0918-929-6047

Commercial Lots for Sale 1,149 sqms 1,150 sqms 300 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 250 sqms 700 sqms 250 sqms 499 sqms 3,336 sqms 1,400 sqms 150 sqms 500 sqms 116 sqms 259 sqms 169 sqms 298 sqms 241 sqms 306 sqms 642 sqms 2,423 sqms 530 sqms 6,270 sqms 268 sqms 5,222 sqms 1,104 sqms 672 sqms 650 sqms 1,179 sqms 1,205 sqms 951 sqms 1,325 sqms 4,300 sqms 400 sqms 1,037 sqms 1,000 sqms 252 sqms

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

Contact: 0918-929-6047

Cantil-e, Dgte. City 200sq.m floor area; 1000 sq.m lot area; 5 bedrooms; 3 aircon; 3 bathrooms; 1 Storage room, covered parking lot; fully fenced; landscaped lot; fully furnished P5.8M



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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Demographic ... (Romero)

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from constant procreation. Benefits accruing from the demographic transition are the substantial supply of able bodied workers which, when absorbed by the economy, given enlightened government policies and expanding markets fueled precisely by the increasing population, is expected to drive up growth rates. In the case of India for example, the US Bureau of Census in analyzing the country’s demographic transition

Don’t ... (Villegas)

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bodies. Some consider them as pests especially on citrus plants. Harmful as they are, the Creator protected them from predators. Their skin colors are blending with their environment so that the birds will have a hard time tracking them. These helpless yet destructive worms are given a chance to grow and to metamorphose into another stage as a pupa. As the larva transforms itself into a pupa, it ends its destructive lifestyle. It seems to say, “Hey, Guys, it’s time to think things over. I’ve been into real bad habits.” Life has to change. And for starters, it has to shed its old skins off. As the skin falls away, a beautiful different image emerges.

For god ...


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(Cimagala) from page 6 care of ourselves. Since birth and during infancy and childhood, our tendency is to be self centered as we need to be taken care of. Then, we have our own w ea knesse s— la zi ne ss, softness, attachments, etc.—that keep us thinking of our own selves, our own comfort, our own interests. If these are not corrected, unweaned from them, they become part of our system, and it’s going to be harder every time to get out of them. Babies need to be f ed, bathed, clothed, doted, pampered, etc. Children always have to be watched and supervised. These obviously make them think of themselves, an understandable phase that should be vitally joined, never detached, to our need to think, love and serve others. We just have to make sure that children, once they reach the age of reason, should little by little be taught to think of others, until they get to understand that it’s when they think of others

leading to an expanding labor force has concluded that the phenomenon can add an additional 2% to the country’s impressive GNP. Philippine population today is contributing dramatically to the economy’s growth. The total number of overseas Filipino workers, some 2.2 million of them, has contributed approximately Php160 billion to the country’s coffers. In the case of the business process outsourcing industry (BPO), it is expected to contribute some Php1 trillion, almost as large as the budget of the Philippine government, As if all the colors in your flower garden have turned into a two winged, awesome creature such as a butterfly. A delicate work of art, flying around you and becomes part of life as a cycle. We also pass different stages in life. Maybe in most part of our existence we were like the caterpillars. We take and we don’t want to give. We expect to be understood rather than to understand. Yet in our imperfections, those who care for us never gave up. They stood by our side, praying and hoping that someday or even sometimes, they don’t see us as caterpillars but a beautiful butterfly. They don’t see the tree in wintertime, but a tree laden with fruits during summ er or a promise in spring. God can turn everything beautiful in His time. and ultimately of God that they find their true joy. We should be clear about this right at the beginning, otherwise we will unavoidably spoil them. This task is not going to be easy. But neither is it impossible. We just have to see to it that all the elements that go into the upbringing of children—parents, home, teachers, school, etc.— are properly equipped to carry out this delicate responsibility. So important is the need to have the families and the schools undergo continuing formation to be able to cope with new and old challenges! How to form children in virtues to make them more mature and able to face life properly, how to help them make use of their time and overcome their weakness— these should be their constant concern. In school, while children understandably have to be given a protective and controlled environment, they also need to be exposed to the realities of life. It would be anomalous if they are quite good in school but seem not to remain so at home, and especially outside.

by the end of this administration. If you put together the contact center sector, the healthcare information management outsourcing group, the Philippine software sector, the games and animation industry, the potential of the BPO industry in the country (which now employs over 680,000 people) is simply mind-boggling. So what is the bottom line? We are blessed with demographic gifts in the form of an expanding population, the bulk of which has joined the productive labor force and instead of being

Brown is... (Kojak)

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Let me give you a little perspective. First the majority of the world is NOT white. Second, dark skin protects the person from skin cancer. Naturally dark skin is healthy. Finally some of the world’ s most beautiful women are NOT white. Halle Berry is said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. She is only the most current nonwhite beauty to captur e that title. We have to consider that nowadays the environment is saturated with a culture that fosters frivolity and easy-going ways, averse to any form of sacrifice, as if sacrifice is per se bad. We have to find ways of how to tackle this real threat to the proper development of children. There may be children who can be active, but active in a self ish way—pursuing only their own goals, interests and concerns, and never thinking in terms of God’s will and the common good. This is quite common also. We should not hesitate to introduce these realities to them. They are not mere theories or abstract values. The reality and immediacy of God’s will and the common good have to be shown to them as early as possible, done through personal witnessing and timely pieces of advice and reminders. Theref ore, a lot of catechesis is needed, something that of course has to be done with a lot of naturalness, always respecting f reedom, never using coercion or pressures. That’s why it is also important that warm human relations should be fostered and kept. We have to stay away f rom simply imparting things through lectures. We need to spend time and develop the true substance of friendship or paternity or filiation, etc. In these, we cannot cheat for

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family-dependents have now become breadwinners. In the past, parents broke their backs trying to support the family. Today, thanks to the demographic transition, parents are now dependent on their children. This must be something new to the anti-natalists and Malthusians with their doomsday scenarios about the Philippine demographic structure. As far as the RH bill supporters are concerned, why don’t you break away from the pharmaceutical firms who are bent on killing the goose that lays the golden eggs for the sake of their narrow and selfish business interests? Every year American women spend BILLIONS of dollars and many long hours in the sun trying to get that beautiful brown skin that is natural to most Filipinas. My Philippine sisters you should glory in your beautiful skin color. God has blessed you. Walk proud and if that jerk wants a white skinned woman, he is not wor thy of y ou anyway. There is someone out there that thinks YOU are the most beautiful woman in the world, brown skin included. long. It’s an investment worth making, for its dividends will always come, if not here, then definitely in our eternal life.

The Quest... (Sagun)

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1‘Questo valent’ huomo (credo per fuggir la fatica) ne fece solamente un sommario lasciando in dietro quelle cose, che gli par’ve, il quale stampato in Francese molto scorretto’: [this dapper fellow (to avoid becoming tired, I believe) made only a summary of it, leaving out those things that were too minute; this was printed in French with many mistakes]. Because of that sloppiness, crucial mistakes (for our context) are committed in indicating localities, persons and happenings on Holy Saturday 1521… It needs no stressing that a ‘tradition’ wholly based on such a garbled rendition of a primary source as the Ramusio edition is bereft of any value as evidence in those facts where it contradicts existing original documentation… Pigafetta knew an island when he saw one, and so do we. Whatever we may think about Mazaua/ Limasawa, one thing is certain: it is an island, whereas the Masao of Butuan is not. It is at best a riverine delta.”



TESDA launches classroom on wheels in Canlaon City


he Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched its first classroom on wheels through the Mobile Training Classroom Plus Park and Train Program (MBC-PTP) recently in Canlaon City.

According to TESDA Information Officer Geraldine delos Reyes, the van is equipped with welding equipment, and machines and tools for mobile training. This is an alternative modality of delivering quality-assured technicalvocational programs at the doorstep of every community, said delos Reyes. The skills training include Shielded MetalArc Welding (SMAW) NC II, Masonry NC II, and Carpentry NC II. Of the first 25 participants from Canlaon City, the training on welding started June and will end August 2, while a second batch of 25 trainees for masonry

and carpentry starts this month, said delos Reyes. The Cebu Science of Welding and Skills Technology Inc. (CSWSTI), the training provider of the MBC-PTP, is the first training institution with approved mobile registered programs in Negros Oriental. It oversees the set-up of equipment in the city. The Mobile Training Park and Train is one of the latest initiatives of TESDA to reach out to individuals located in remote areas who may not have the resources to enroll in training schools. (mbcn/JCT/PIA 7, Negros Oriental)

The Alphabet ...

fill your heart instead of hate or envy. When hate is in your heart, there’s no more room for anything else, but when love is in your heart, there’s room for endless happiness. M – Manage. Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you’ll suffer less stress and worry. Then you’ll be able to focus on the more important things in life. N – Notice. Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Open your eyes and notice what is happening all around you. Offer your assistance whenever possible even if it is just your understanding, kindness, and encouragement. O – Open. Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there’s still much to be thankful for. Open your heart to God. Open your arms and hug someone to let them know you care for them. P – Play. Do not forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness. Be Passionate. Have Passion for whatever you are doing.


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hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task. God tells us that He has plans for us, plans to give us a future full of hope (Jeremiah 29:11). In Him, there is unending hope for a better tomorrow. I – Ignore. Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus on the positive things in you and around you. Focus on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds. J – Journey. Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining openminded. Journey out of your comfort zone to new horizons. Try to learn something new every day. Journey in Joy, knowing that God loves you. K – Know. Know that no matter how bad things seem, they’ll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter. A rainbow always follows the rain, assuring us of better things to come. L – Love. Let love

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On Social ... (Tulabing)

u nang

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ang-ang sa Apostolado sa Simbahan? Well, aduna kita’y mga hospitals, aduna kita’y mga orphanages, aduna kita’y mga puloy-anan sa mga tigulang, aduna kita’y mga puloy-anan sa mga street children ug daghan pa kaayong nagkalain-laing charitable institutions sa Simbahang Catoliko. So, mao kini ang unang ang-ang or first level sa atong social apostolate The Second Level Paglabay sa daghang mga katuigan nga ang Simbahan naghimo ug nag maka nuna yon niining maong matang sa Apostolado, nakita nato o naamgohan nato nga kining mga problemaha nagpabilin, ug ang mga katawhan wala malingkawas niining mga problema sa kinabuhi tungod sa ilang kawad-on. So, nagpabilin ang kagutom, ang kauhaw, ang sakit, ang wala’y kahibalo, ang kakulang sa landong ug sa panimalay, ug uban pa. Ug mao kini ang nagaghat sa Simbahan sa paghimo og mga lakang para nga ang katawhan mahaw-as gikan sa kakabus. Mao nga poverty alleviation na pud ang gihimo sa Simbahan, ug mao kini ang 2nd level sa social apostolate sa Simbahan. Mao nga ang Simbahan nagpasi-ugda og mga cooperative, mga credit unions, mga livelihood projects, pagpalambo sa agricultura, mga skills training seminars, etc., etc. So, daghang gihimo ang Simbahan para nga ang katawhan mahaw-as gikan sa kalisud— poverty alleviation. Ug ang Simbahan nagawhag usab sa mga negosyante ug mga capitalista nga sakop sa iyang panon sa pagtukod og mga structura nga makatabang sa paglambo sa economiya ug sa paghatag og mga job opportunities. Kini silang tanan nga atong gihisgotan dinhi maoy mga concretong lakang sa Simbahan aron nga makatabang kita sa paghaw-as sa katawhan gikan sa mga kalisud sa panahon ug sa kinabuhi. Ug mao kini ang ikaduhang ang-ang, o ang ikaduhang lakang sa apostolado sa Simbahan.

The Third Level: Niining ikatulo nga ang-ang sa apostolado sa Simbahan, ang Simbahan nakaalinggat pud ug siya nakaamgo nga bisan pa sa tanang paningkamot alang niining mga livelihood projects, mga proyekto alang sa pagpausbaw sa kinabuhi sa katawhan, pagpausbaw o pagpalambo sa economiya, ug daghan pang nagkalain-laing lakang alang sa poverty alleviation, daghan pa gihapong mga katawhan ang nagpabiling kabus ug timawa dili lamang tungod kay ang uban kanila mga tapulan ug dili lamang kay aduna sila’y mga kinaiya nga nagpanudnud nila sa kawad-on, apan tungod sa mga inhustisya sa atong katilingban nga maoy nakaingon nga wala ni sila makaambit sa tingusbawan ug mga bunga sa economic development. So, aduna’y mga structural injustices, mga human rights violation nga maoy nahimong hinungdan ngano nga ang tawo

nagpabiling kabus. Mao nga dinhi sa Third Level of Social Apostolate, ang Simbahan nalambigit sa mga kalihokan alang sa hustisya—mga action for justice, advocacy, legal aid, education to justice, anti-lotto or anti-gambling crusade, anti-mining, antiVFA, etc., etc. The Fourth Level: Kaning ikaupat nga ang-ang sa social apostolate, dinhi kanunay ma-mis-interpret ang Simbahan. Usahay masaypan ‘tang comunista. Ang mga kabus sa ilang pagpaningkamot aron mahuptan ang kalinaw ug hustisya sa atong nasod kanunayng dili malampuson tungod kay kadtong mga adunahan ug mga gamhanan nga nagpalami sa ilang status quo dili man motabang sa mga kabus. Ang mga kabus walay gahum ug walay mahimo batok kanila, mao nga ang Simbahan motabang sa mga kabus pinaagi sa pagorganizar og mga labor unions ug mga people’s organizations. Sa laktod

nga pagkasulti ang Simbahan mitabang sa paghimo og mga “people power” diha sa mga kabus. Atong mahinumduman nga ang Simbahang Catolico dako kaayo ug tipik niadtong non-violent People Power sa EDSA niadtong 1986. Tua ‘ko adto’s Manila ug misalmot gyod ko niadtong People Power sa EDSA. Mga 2nd year theologian ‘ko kaniadto sa akong pageskwela sa seminario sa UST. Ug usa gyod ‘to siya ka dako kaayong tilimad-on ug mysterio. Ug ang Simbahan, pinangulohan sa Arzobispo sa Manila nga si Jaime Cardinal Sin, maoy nag-una niadtong People Power sa Edsa niadtong 1986. Mao nga dili gayud nato mapala ang kalabutan sa Simbahang Catoliko sa kinabuhi niining Katawhang Pilipinhon pinaagi sa nagkalainlaing matang sa apostolado, o social apostolate sa Simbahan.

Gary opens tourney in Amlan

Former Finance Secretary and tournament sponsor Gary Teves about to toss the inaugural jump ball


ormer Finance Secretary Gary Teves says tournaments are created to give the youths and the young at hearts the avenue for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and character formation.

Teves was the guest speaker during the opening of the Gary Teves Cup in Amlan, which attracted amateur basketball and volleyball teams from eight of barangays , namely, Bio-os, Jantianon, Jugno, Mag-abo, Poblacion, Silab, Tambujangin, and Tandayag, at the Amlan Quadrangle, a day before Nutrition Month kicked off in the said town.

Teves, an avid basketball fan, also emphasized the role of sports in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Other top officials of the province like Cong. George Arnaiz of the 2nd District, Cong. Henry Teves of the 3rd District, Vice Governor Jun Arnaiz also graced the opeing of the tournament. Mayor Bentham dela Cruz together with other town officials, and the chairmen of the

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participating barangays led the guests and the teams that were gathered in the Amlan Quadrangle for the inaugural jump ball. A short pageant was also held to select the best team muse. Rachelle Silay of Brgy. Mag-abo took home the top prize of P4,000, sponsored by former Cong. Herminio Teves. The other beauties each received P1,000 as consolation prize.



the CIVIC circle

July 8, 2012

Lessons from Manila Bay


ednesday, July 4 came and went with not much fanfare. The new generation will not remember the time when July 4 was celebrated as Philippine Independence Day or “Araw ng Kalayaan,” when the American government granted independence to the Philippines on July 4, 1946 ending over four decades of American occupation. On that fateful July 4, the Stars and Stripes were lowered at Manila's Macapagal signed celebrate July 4 as Luneta Park and the Republic Act No their Independence Philippine flag 4166 into law, Day. The American raised in its place. A designating June 12 Declaration of rain-soaked crowd as the country’s I n d e p e n d e n c e of about 400,000 Independence Day. adopted on July 4, cheered wildly and June 12 then began 1776 by the Second church bells clanged to be celebrated as A m e r i c a n throughout the P h i l i p p i n e C o n t i n e n t a l archipelago as the Independence Day Congress declared country celebrated to commemorate the that the United its independence first declaration of Colonies were from American rule. Independence and independent of the The Philippines was the hoisting of the Kingdom of Great a US territory from First Filipino Flag Britain. 1898 to 1946 except on June 12, 1898. What was for almost four years The proclamation of c e l e b r a t e d of Japanese Independence was throughout the occupation. The done on June 12, Archipelago on July Philippines became 1898 at the ancestral 4 is now known as a US territory when home of General Filipino American the Spanish Emilio Aguinaldo at Friendship Day. surrendered to the five in the afternoon What is remembered US after a mock in Kawit, Cavite. now is more of the battle of Manila on The event saw the special friendship of August 14, 1898. unfurling of the first both countries and July 4 was then National Flag of the less of the territorial celebrated every Philippines , made and political ties year as Philippine in Hong Kong by that bound the Independence Day Mrs. Marcela countries in the until 1964. Agoncillo, Lorenza previous era. On August 4, Agoncillo and 1964, then President Delfina Herboza. D i o s d a d o Americans


Sunday thoughts ... from page 8

to a sense of belonging. The haunting line from the song is: “Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will lay me down.” It is even more explicit in these lines: I need a bridge, Lord, across the chasm separating me from the human race; A bridge to span the space between the darkness of loneliness and the light of belonging. I know a lawyer who took interest in a prisoner who had been languishing in his cell for seven years. From the lawyer’s research of his case, he learned that he had been a “fall guy” in a

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crime of murder. He was too poor to afford a lawyer. The lawyer, a concerned layman of his church, bridged the human rift, rendered his legal services f or f ree and restored the man to his family and to society. You see, there are some of us and among us who belong to what one writer calls “the lonely crowd.” Jesus had compassion on them, for they were sheep without a shepherd. L o n e l i n e s s , estrangement, neglect are sordid story of much of the human race. It could be wife or husband-abandonment; it could be sibling conflict; it could be neglect of parents of their children or the other way around. We need to “be creative to bridge the human rift”, as one hymn puts it.


There was a neglected mother in our community. She f elt terribly ill and there was no room in any home. Her children could not be reached. Her daughter would not give her address in the U.S. Two women came to see me; was there something we could do? We gave her room on the first floor of the parsonage until, months later, her son came to pick her up. One of the ladies went with her to Mindanao to bridge the human rift. Need I remind you of the words of Jesus in Matthew 25? Whoever clothes the unclothed, whoever visits the sick and frees the prisoner, whoever gives water to the thirsty, whoever comforts the afflicted, that man or woman has done it for me.


P.E.P. (People, Events, Places)

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




t has been said that as much as 40 percent of the world’s population now lives within 100 kilometers off the shore line. As a result, many of the world’s great cities, markets, and industries have risen along the coast because of access to trade and resources. In addition, the traditional economic sectors like shipping, power generation, and manufacturing are often concentrated in coastal areas. This will never ever happen if our coastline is not healthy as well as our ocean ecosystem.

Such was the premise of the second session of the Global Development Learning Network Seminar Series on a Green Economy in a Blue World that focused on the challenges and opportunities that rapidly urbanizing coastal cities and so-called mega cities represent. Held recently through the benefits of videoconferencing at the Knowledge Development Center-World Bank facilities of the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library, it likewise tried to answer such questions as what investments in ocean and coastal management are likely to yield the greatest dividends; what are some of the most promising opportunities; and, what is the role of the World Bank in helping its clients realize the aforementioned objectives. The videoconferencing was held simultaneously and interactively among 13 locations or sites, including Silliman University and the Asian Institute of Management in Makati. In addition, they were joined by the World Bank office in Jakarta, Indonesia; Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho chi Minh City; the World Bank office in Beijing, China; Xiamen, China; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Washington D.C.. USA; and, Papua New Guinea. For one, Engr. Noel Gaerlan, executive director of the Manila Bay Coordination Office of the DENR, shared about the cleanup efforts at Manila Bay. In fact, Engr. Gaerlan said that this venture started some 10 years ago yet. The Manila Bay and its watershedcovers eight provinces plus the National

Capital Region. These are Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna. Who wouldn’t have heard about the famous and historic Manila Bay? It has become a significant part of the historical episodes that shaped the country’s human, political, and economic geographytory. It is the main port for maritime, trade, and travel and even as source of food and livelihood for millions of Filipinos. Moreover, it is a tourist destination because of its historical significance and is a place for relaxation, swimming, and water sports. Aside from being a sanctuary for migratory birds and other wildlife, Manila Bay contributes 54.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Thus, it is quite alarming, if not disturbing, that not much has been done with Manila Bay for the past 10 years, according to concerned environmentalists. The cleanup, according to Engr. Gaerlan, includes the watershed that has 26 major catchments spanning 9 provinces, 21 cities, and 177 municipalities. There are also about 30 million people who live by the watershed with five rivers and more than 50 tributaries impacting on Metro Manila alone. However, all these cannot be achieved in a short time. In fact, the program will require longterm leadership, resource commitment, and policy enforcement for the next 20 years. Among the key causes and areas of pollution and sedimentation are untreated sewage, solid waste, informal settlers and structures, agricultural livestock, waste discharge leading to elevated coliform

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levels, industrial waste, heavy metal contamination, and point and non-point runoff causing excessive nutrients and siltation in Metro Manila, Laguna Lake, Cavite, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, and some 14 hotspot areas. It was pointed out in the discussion that cities like Dumaguete have all the opportunities to counter some ill effects concerning the environment essentially because of its capacity to do so. “It is a lot easier and more manageable for small cities to do their part of protecting the environment,” said Engr. Gaerlan. Legal actions have likewise been done to alleviate the situation. For one, a Supreme Court order has directed mandamus agencies (the DENR, DILG, MMDA, DOH, LWUA, PCG, PNP, DA, PPA, MWSS, DepEd, DBM, and DPWH) “to clean, rehabilitate, and preserve Manila Bay, and restore and maintain its water to make them fit for swimming, skin-diving, and other forms of contact recreation.” Moreover, the DENR through the issuance of Administrative Order No. 2011-01 strengthened the Manila Bay Coordinating Office to facilitate the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the Operational Plan for the Manila Coastal Strategy. All is not lost in our efforts to achieve what is now referred to as a “green economy in a blue world,” especially so that we learn from case studies of our neighboring Southeast Asian countries and China – so-called megacities grappling with urban sprawl, coastal pollution, and loss of competitiveness.



July 8, 2012

Fil-Products turns 22

FIL PRODUCTS, the pioneer cable TV station in Dumaguete marks its 22nd anniversary of service to the community. At foto, Fil Products signs MOA with NORSU president Dr. Henry Sojor on its role in dissemination of relevant campus events in service to the community. Representing Assistant General Manager of FPSTI Mr. Tol Trajano Jr.; NORSU VP Admin Dr. Elsa Ilona Bulado; CAMPUS ADMINISTRATOR NORSU BAYAWAN ,Dr. Leticia Trayvilla; Director NORSU Computer and information system, Mr. Dino Ramacho; and Girlie Bernardez, FIL PRODUCTS marketing and sales executive.


il – Products Service Television Inc. Negros Oriental celebrated its 22nd year of service as a cable service provider to 16 municipalities namely Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan, Pamplona, Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, La Libertad, Valencia, Bacong, Dauin, Zamboanguita, Siaton, Sta. Catalina and 5 cities namely Dumaguete City, Tanjay City, Bais City, Guihulngan City and Bayawan City. Fil products will soon operate in Basay in July 2012 and in Vallehermoso and Mabinay in 2013. It is geared to inter connect its Bacolod branch through Kabankalan City, Himamaylan, Pontevedra, Bago City, San Carlos City, Calatrava, Toboso, Escalante, Hinobaan, Sipalay and Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Fil products seeks to become fully digital in Negros Oriental and Occidental in December 2015. In other news, Fil Products has ventured into offering value added services like internet provision and lease lines. The highlights of the 22nd year celebration was the signing of contracts for “one NORSU, one network” project linking all NORSU satellite campuses to its main campus through the

fiber optic cable infrastructure of Fil Products. This link provides the whole NORSU system with internet connections, Voice Over Internet Protocols (VOIP), closed circuit television cameras, eenrollment, e-payments, egrading system and other applications.

Likewise, Fil Products has also entered into lease line contracts with Silliman University and Foundation University with the capability of the same applications as that of NORSU. Fil Products has also constructed a fiber optic cable local area network for both universities.




Main Office Legaspi Street Infront of Holy Child Dumaguete City

Branch I Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City

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All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 13, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.

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



Branch II Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Street Dumaguete City

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

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

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auctioned on July 12, 2012 at 9:00 am at this office.

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Dolphy the ... (Bingo) From page 4 select class of artists. One of those should go to the ailing Dolphy. The National Artist Award is about being the best in the field –second to none. Consider that even the most morose, bitter individual gets transformed into a man of fun and laughter after viewing a Dolphy “maestro” work come to life. Dolphy is King because the rest are mere princeswaiting to claim the crown that Dolphy will relinquish once he gives up his ghost. But today- nothing or nobody comes close, sadly. Panchito and Lupito were funny- because Dolphy was a bow to their arrows. Chiquito had his moments but his style tended to border on the slapstick brought his humor three notches below that of the Rodolfo Quizon, Dolphy’s real name. Vic Sotto is trying hard to be Dolphy clone and he can die trying. He is not yet in Dolphy’s league. Same with Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon. Michael V is an intelligent spoof but his comic style is nowhere near Dolphy’s level. Vice Ganda- is both high end and low brow- but he does not have to insult others all the time to make the audience laugh. His long running TV comedy series “Home Along de Riles” and “John en Marsha” that had the founder of this paper- serious journalist and lawyer that he was- laugh himself red and roll in stitches for as long as the shows lasted. His antics also proved that “there is no such thing as old jokes, they just need another audience.” The Inquirer editorialized that there are a few icons that do not need a family name for the fans to relate to them and even die for them. Nora, Vilma, Sharon and FPJ were spoken of in the same class as Dolphy. Dolphy-with his bag of a million funny jokes-played good man, the downtrodden, nationalistic and poor man with a golden heart. He was the classic underdog who brings the morality play on the screens – and plays hero. Dolphy, on screen, was the quintessential Superman and Batman combined ready to battle with the forces of evil and winning the day for Good. He had killed and captured a host of imperial Japanese Army soldiers and the hoodlums of the underworld. A typical movie always had the Naughty Lothario winning the hand of the fairest maiden in town – beating the rich , famous and handsome. Dolphy’s movies clicked because often they depicted Everyman’s everyday life, his relationships in a community and the process to survive all kinds of pressure. People relate to Dolphy’s films and episodes because they mirror the life’s reality and one man’s effort to stay the course and keep the law-its letter and spirit alike. If Dolphy wants to, he can play a tearjerker fellow and he also portrayed his famous “gay roles” as a natural in the trade as natural can come.

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the mayor. Per treasurer’s documented report from the budget officer, the city went into buying bullets, bullet proof vests, and over P50,000 for food for their various seminars and supplies among others. So what happened to the purpose by which public funds were originally intended, in the first place? Gone, huh. What about those funds allocated by the city or provincial boards to conduct some search-and-rescue operations, just to give an example: are the people going to be rescued not private persons therefore not for a public purpose? What kind of stupidity is this? What about those public funds for honoring some achievers like athletes and similar achievers or even private civic groups which we hear so often as being given cash gifts ? Is this for a public purpose? We want COA to please improve their sense of value and consistency because sometimes we notice the COA just operates on whims without noticing their inconsistencies of action and decision which are detrimental to public welfare.. So who is paying the salaries of COA, if not the taxpayers who are private persons? Is this for the kind of public purpose which COA is erroneously trying to project? In fairness, we are reserving this same space for COA if this agency wishes to reply and explain matters of public interest.


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Educators... From page 2 Mapue said that in order to sustain the program on inclusion of PWDs, special education needs to be incorporated into the general education curriculum. This will allow for education majors to have the necessary knowledge and skills in dealing with students with special needs. Among the possible subjects that could be featured in the curriculum are sign language, Braille reading, and psychology in dealing PWDs. Another guest was Dr. James Patton, Special Education professor at the University of Texas and author of the book Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Setting. He shared his experience in the United States and noted the growing number of PWDs already admitted into schools and becoming part of the general education system.

GP Rehab Executive Director Ms Analou Suan described inclusive education as “still in its infancy stage.” She said this can be attributed in large part to the lack of trained teachers who can adjust to the requirements of PWDs in the classroom. With higher education institutions under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), GPRehab Program of Inclusive Education Coordinator Mr. Rolando Villamero, Jr. suggested that DepEd submit a recommendation for CHED to encourage colleges and universities to accommodate special education into their general education curriculum. In Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, there are close to 500 special students enrolled in public elementary schools. There are also special education centers around the area that provide assistance to children with disabilities. (SU-PR)

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Crimes against religious worship 1. What are the crimes against religious worship? There are two crimes against religious worship provided for under the revised penal code, they are: a) Interruption of religious worship; and b) Offending the religious feelings. 2. In what instance does interruption of religious worship may be held as a crime? There are three attending elements in order that said interruptions constitute a crime: The offender is a public officer or employee; a) Religious ceremonies or manifestations any religion are about to take place or are going on; and b) The offender prevents or disturbs the same. 3. What is penalty for violation of the interruption of religious worship? The penalty of prision correccional in its minimum is imposed upon any public employee or official who prevent or disturb the ceremonies or manifestations of any religion. And, the penalty of prision correccional in its medium and maximum period if committed with violence or threats. 4. How does religious feelings offended to qualify as a crime? a) That the acts complained of were performed: (i) in a place devoted to religious worship, or (ii) during the celebration of any religious ceremony. b) That the acts be notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful. 5. Is it necessary that there be a religious ceremony in celebrated in a place devoted to religious worship in committing the crime? No. it is not necessary that there is a religious ceremony going on when the offender performs acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful. 6. What are religious ceremonies? Religious ceremonies are those religious acts performed outside of a church, such as processions and special prayers for burying dead persons. 7. What does the phrase “acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful” relates to? That the acts must be directed against religious practice or dogma or ritual for the purpose of ridicule, as mocking or scoffing at or attempting to damage an object of religious veneration. 8. What is the penalty imposed ? Arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period (Bryan Magcanta, Contributor).

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LP-3D for ... From page 2 for Sta. Catalina, German Saraña in Bayawan City and former Mayor Cañamaque of Basay. The LP provincial Board slate is composed of former Bayawan City Councilor Bonbon Lim; former Board Member Marcelo Butch Adanza and incumbent Edmund Dy. The reported endorsement of Atty. Dy did not sit well with the ardent supporters of former Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves but it was learned that Mayor Alviola made it one of the conditions before joining LP that the party must adopt Dy, who is related to him. Nevertheless, Dy’s loyalty to the Teveses is beyond question and that there is no reason for the other members of the Teves camp to begin doubting the fealty of Atty. Dy, which has been tested and proven on many occasions. As for Degamo, his camp claims that he is firm in seeking an electoral mandate as governor and while he has parted ways with the Teveses, he has retained a certain degree of debt gratitude particularly to Cong. Pryde Teves, who reportedly helped him extract himself from a very difficult situation early in his political career. (By Dems Demecillo)

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is one of the more effective ways in reducing the dropout rates, and in improving the health and nutrition of public school children. Records will show that it has been proven effective and successful in his district and the entire province for that matter, Teves pointed out. (By Choy Gallarde)

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Negros Occidental and the whole stretch from Manjuyod to Vallehermoso and Canlaon City. 1st Dist Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong had earlier reported a foreign-assisted project worth P1.7 billion is already in the pipeline coming from the World Bank, but this was before the 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the first district of the province. She said President Benigno Aquino III wanted the upgrading project prioritized starting this year with the endorsement coming from the Department of Public Works and Highways. The first district solon further disclosed programs of work designs, and plans are being prepared including the rehabilitation of at least 10 bridges damaged by the recent tremor. According to her, studies are carefully conducted especially in areas where liquefaction is noted during the recent earthquake, to determine if roads and bridges in those areas have to be diverted. (By Juancho Gallarde)

Meeting Fr. Manoling (Jay)

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Earth’s atmosphere unabatedly staring at the universe, trying to see, discover and learn the unknown. Man also yearns for freedom. He spoke of his early years in the priesthood, they were visited by another Jesuit priest Fr. Tang, who had been imprisoned in China for 27 years in solitary confinement, as part of the communist regime’s purging of religion. Yet not even the decades of incarceration broke Fr. Tang’s indomitable spirit. Fr. Manoling Francisco is better known for the countless music he has created, many of which are sang in our masses. If we try to see who is behind many of these mass songs, we would see that words and music are by Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ. These songs have transcended beyond the four w alls of the church, and have even crossed over to commercial and popular music aired in radio. Among the most popular music attributable to Fr. Manoling are Hindi Kita Malilimutan (words by Ateneo Hi school Class 1980), Tanging Yaman (words Philip Gan) , Sa Iyo Lamang (words Silvino Borres, SJ and Philip Gan). But the songs I love from Fr. Manoling are One More Gift, In Him Alone, In My Heart. Many of these songs are based on the words of the Bible, particularly in the book of Psalms. He is a celebrity, looking at the many (including us), lining to have our pictures taken with a diminutive person who created such huge impact through his music. It was such an inspiration to have met Fr. Manoling Francisco.

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TALAN HERBAL PLUS CAPSULE Food Supplement dunay 6 ka sangkap na sama sa Malungay, Gotocola, Ampalaya, Banaba. Walay lain ng giaprobahan sa FDARDI-RX-FW-06. Ug adunay Saluyot nga mayo sa Fatty Liver, Kidney, C ol on C lean si ng, An ti - Oxidan t ug mayo usab sa kababainhan ug kalalakin-an kay aduna usab sangkap na Panax Ginseng. Mao kana ang TALAN HERBAL CAPSULE PLUS. Republic of the Philippines 7th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 64 City of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental SP.PROC. NO. 12-07-G IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF THE BIRTH RECORDS OF MARY ROSE CABAG MATA, MARY ROSE CABAG MATA, Petitioner THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF THE CITY/MUNICIPALITY OF THE GUIHULNGAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL and the CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, Respondent. x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/

ORDER In a verified petition, the petitioner, through counsel, Atty. John Jephone V. Gador, seeks to correct the entry in her birth records as to her gender from male to female. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let this case be set for hearing on 21 August 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any person(s) having or claiming interest under the entries sought to be corrected may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last day of publication of the Order, file his opposition thereto. At the expense of the petitioner, let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Solicitor General and the Local Civil Registrar of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 26th day of June, 2012, at the Hall of Justice, City of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) FE LUALHATI D. BUSTAMANTE The Negros Chronicle Acting Presiding Judge July 8, 15 & 22, 2012

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Republic of the Philippines 7th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 64 City of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental SP. PROC. NO. 12-08-L IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE BIRTH RECORDS OF CINDEE GIPULAN-SUSAS, THE ENTRY SEX FROM “MALE” TO “FEMALE” AND TO DELETE THE ENTRY SERENTAS AS HER MIDDLE NAME IN THE CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LA LIBERTAD, NEGROS ORIENTAL, CINDEE GIPULAN-SUSAS, Petitioner, versus THE OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LA LIBERTAD, NEGROSORIENTAL, Respondent x --------------------------------------------/ ORDER In a verified petition, the petitioner, through counsel, Atty. Kelly Eusebio P. Catalan, seeks to correct the entry in her gender from MALE to FEMALE; and to delete middle name SERENTAS in her certificate of live birth as recorded in the Local Civil Registrar of Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental and in the National Statistics Office (NSO), Manila. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let this case be set for hearing on 18 September 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any person(s) having or claiming interest under the entries sought to be corrected may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last day of publication of the Order, file his opposition thereto. At the expense of the petitioner, let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Solicitor General and the Local Civil Registrar of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 26th day of June, 2012, at the Hall of Justice, City of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) FE LUALHATI D. BUSTAMANTE The Negros Chronicle Acting Presiding Judge July 8, 15 & 22, 2012

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7TH Judicial Region BRANCH 37 (FAMILY COURT DESIGNATE) Dumaguete City




ORDER Petitioner, in her verified petition alleges that she was born on January 5, 1977 at Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental and her fact of birth was duly registered before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. However, her sex was entered as MALE instead of FEMALE, her family name is entered as AC_AC instead of AC-AC, family name of her father is entered as AC_AC instead of AC-AC, first name of her mother is entered as ILOMENADA instead of ILUMINADA and the date of marriage of her parents is entered as APRIL 27, 1973 instead of May 19, 1968. Thus this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on August 28,2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Marteniz Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 2nd day of May 2012 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.,) ANANSON E. JAYME Executive/ Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle July 8, 15 & 22, 2012

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

ORDER 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

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City SPL. PROC. MY-12-16 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY IN THE BIRTH RECORD OF NONEDE B. OBENITA AT THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MABINAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL NONEDE B. OBENITA, Petitioner, CATALINA L. GARCES, in her capacity as the ICO-MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Respondent X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/

ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for Correction of Entry in the Birth Record of NONEDE B. OBENITA, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall issue directing the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, to correct the entry in the birth record of herein petitioner particularly the sex or gender from FEMALE to MALE and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary correction in its office. Filling the petition to the sufficient in form and substance, set this case for initial hearing on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this court at which date, time and place, all interested persons may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, before the date of hearing. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, June 6, 2012. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ The Negros Chronicle Judge July 8, 15 & 22, 2012



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From page 2 pact on the community. I cannot imagine this university town to be so engrossed in gambling, it’s not part of my vision for Dumaguete,” said Cordova. So far considered to be in favor of lotto are Councilors Dan Dan Teves Leon, Edion Catan and Dr. Noel de Jesus, who credited the charitable contributions of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes as the major factor for their positive votes. Meanwhile, colleagues of Councilor Nilo Sayson are convinced that he purposely made himself scarce during the public hearing. Sayson and Councilor JV Imbo are counted as among the undecided. Nevertheless, nothing is final yet until the actual votes are counted. Insiders claim that Mayor Sagarbarria, who cannot afford to earn the wrath of the religious or disappoint his supporters, who engage in gambling, has chosen not to issue a clear and firm personal stand on the issue of gambling and has given his majority allies the right to vote according to their conscience. The mayor is still out of the country as of press time. “I expected so much from the current mayor of the city to make a firm and principled stand against gambling,” laments one city official. It was unlike the time of former Mayor Agustin Perdices, who categorically declared his opposition to all forms of gambling and shut down lotto outlets in the city, even in the face of threats of civil and criminal suits. In Thursday’s public hearing, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and their local operators did everything to create an impression that acceptance of lotto is widespread, but it was countered with the lively presence of students, seminarians, civil society, concerned citizens and representatives of the four universities and colleges. Supporters of lotto pointed out the many charitable deeds derived from state-sponsored gambling and urged the general public to accept it as way of life. The representative of the PCSO claims that 55% of the sales go to the prizes, 30 percent for charity, with only 15% left for the operational expenses. Furthermore, any incomes left at the end of the year will automatically go to charity. However, Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, Vicar General of the Diocese of Dumaguete, reiterated the Church’s firm stand against gambling in all its forms and lamented that while there is a need to inculcate the values of industry and honesty, gambling promotes indolence and reliance on luck.

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san struggles on who should be entrusted with the funds. Earlier, reports claim that the Department of Budget and Management released P460 million, representing half of the requested amount of P 961 million intended for the comprehensive rehabilitation of damaged structures and the dredging of the various river systems of the 2nd and 3rd Districts to minimize the possibility of floodwaters inundating anew entire barangays at the cost of many lives and properties. Limkaichong was said to have been enraged that the release was made directly to the provincial government without her knowledge. She claims that her fellow congressmen George Arnaiz (2 nd District) and Pryde Henry Teves (3rd District) are also opposed to the dredging activities, which shall be financed by the release. However, a close aide of Cong. Teves denied that the solon is objecting to the release of the funds direct to the provincial government. Furthermore, there is also no truth to the claim that Teves will deliver a privileged speech against dredging activities of the rivers as part of disaster mitigation on July 23. “It is impossible for Cong. Teves, provided he is inclined to deliver a speech assailing dredging activities, to be given the opportunity to speak on the floor when Congress will be hosting President Benigno Aquino III’s 2nd Annual State of the Nation Address,” the aide said. The P480 million fund will be used to commence the repair and rehabilitation of Balugo Bridge P10 million; Tambohangin bridge in Amlan P8 million; Calabnugan bridge P4 million; Tinago bridge P1 million; rechanneling, deepening, dredging, construction, improvement, rehabilitation of river control system and dikes Siaton River P100 million; Tanjay River P200

million; Banica River P 150 million; Ocoy River P 200 million; Tapon Norte River San Jose P 50 million; Sibulan River P 48.5 million; Sicopong River, Amio Sta. Catalina P 45 million and Tamogong River in Bais City P 100 million. In denying her alleged intervention, which caused the recall of the P 480 million fund, Cong. Limkaichong said that the release did not follow the proper procedure pursuant to Department Order No. 24 series of 2007 as amended, which states that “…projects with cost greater than P 10 million, the Regional Director of DPWH shall enter into a Memorandum of Agreement” with the concerned LGU (Province of Negros Oriental), which shall be approved by the DPWH Secretary. The lady solon said that this is the main reason that the fund is no longer available for utilization by the provincial government at the moment but she assured the public that after the lapses shall have been corrected the funds will be returned for its intended purpose. Regardless if the recall of the P 480 million was a result of the increasing political conflict among local politicians or due to the failure of the responsible offi-

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City earned... From page 1 are enjoying their proceeds for many years now. The only exception is the town of La Libertad, which has no record, except for one fleeting instance, that it allowed the opening and operation of a lotto outlet. Board Member Saleto Erames, who briefly appeared during the public hearing, took pains in explaining that he merely authored an ordinance that regulated state-sponsored gambling since the local government units cannot prohibit it outright despite expressed desire of former Governor Emilio Macias II, former City Mayor Agustin Perdices and Archbishop Merlin Logronio. Opponents of lotto fear that if one lotto franchise applicant is approved by the City Council, then it will open the floodgates of dozens more outlets sprouting like mushrooms in all corners of the city. Even if disapproved, lotto operators will likely relocate or open up stores just outside the city’s boundaries in Bacong, Sibulan and Valencia, where opposition against lotto is perceived to be weak. (By Dems Demecillo)

cials to be diligent in their duties, the fact remains that the citizens are deprived of the just and prompt assistance to keep their communities safe. (By Dems Demecillo)

tation (PACUCOA). On the other hand, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted SPUD to offer Master in Environmental Studies (MSES) and recently the Technical Education Skills & Development Authority (TESDA) granted also the


NegOr towns stop ... (From page 2) Winboy Sameon; Guihulngan’s Ernesto Reyes; Valencia’s Rikki Gonzales; Bacong’ s Lenin Alviola; Bayawan’s Atty Rene Gaudiel ; This year, we have four Red Orchid national awardees, for embarking on a successful smokefree municipality: Amlan, again; Mabinay, Zamboanguita and Tayasan. They have joined the advocacy of a healthy lifestyle, and a smokefree society. ADVOCACY: Of course we cannot let everybody follow the non-smoking advocacy. What this TOSCA is trying to do is to educate, persuade, convince, motivate, and contaminate the idea of no-smoking because it destroy’s not only the smokers’ health, but also those who inhale smokers’ smoke. Here in Bangkok, it is the model in Asia for non-smoking advocacy. Most stores selling cigarettes no longer display the goods, but just simple written signs, sans the logo of cigarette companies.  Most  convenience  stores  also  no longer display alchoholic drinks except red wine and beer. A former member of Parliament here Mr Prakit, a doctor, who is the author of Thailand’s Health Promotion Foundation, passed a law thru the King, to make healthy lifestyle a free advocacy. He was one of our lecturers.

M-16 used ... From page 1

an original copy of the ballistic results released by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Cebu. Recovered at the crime

Certificate in Environmental Management (CEM), the Philippine’s first TESDA short – term course in Environmental Management. (PR/SPUD External Affairs)

From page 1 enforcement of the un-

popular law authored by Senator Bong Revilla is a ruling against its constitutionality. City Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova is lead-


ORDER A verified Petition has been filed with this Court by Ergelia Sia Sonjaco through counsel, Atty. Edmund F. Dy, praying that after publication, notice and hearing, an order be issued changing her name from ERGILIA ALVIOLA SONJACO to ERGELIA SIA SONJACO and the entry in her birth certificate as to the name of her mother be corrected


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ing the campaign to strike down the law as unconstitutional, hence, null and void. Councilors Joe Kenneth

from PROSPERA SIA ALVIOLA to PROSPERA ALVIOLA SIA. The hearing was initially set today, June 28, 2012, however, publication requirements have not been complied with, hence a motion for the issuance of an amended order was filed by petitioner’s counsel on June 22, 2012. Finding the said Motion to be well-taken, the same is hereby granted. In view thereof, the Court herby directs resetting of the hearing of the Petition to August 14, 2012 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at which date and time any person whose rights or interests may be affected thereby shall appear before this Court and show cause why the Petition shall not be granted. At petitioner’s expense, this Order shall be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in this province and its component cities. SO ORDERED. July 28, 2012, Dumaguete City, Philippines.

Arbas, Manuel Arbon, Antonio Remollo and Association of Barangay Councils President Albert Aquino are Cordova’s copetitioners. Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Presiding Judge Neciforo Enot refused to issue a Temporary Restraining Order but instead vowed to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the law before July 29. Nevertheless, the Department of Trade and Industry is asking the public to purchase the helmets in dozens of stores as soon as possible considering that the supply is very low at the moment.

(Sgd.) ARLENE CATHERINE A. DATO Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle July 8, 15, & 22, 2012

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scene on the June 24, 2011 attempt of Alabastro’s life included empty shells for 5.56 caliber or M-16 rifle, which was crossmatched on the evidences recovered during a raid of the residence of one of the suspects. A simultaneous raid was conducted in February this year at the residence of Pacito Libron, where an M-16 rifle and several rounds of ammunition were allegedly recovered, and at the residence of Jasper “Bobong” Tanasan, where an explosive was also allegedly recovered by the police. How ever, Carranza made it clear there is no evidence yet that w ill point to Libron as the one who fired the M-16 rifle during the foiled attempt on the life of Alabastro in June of last year. Carranza has also directed crossmatchings of evidences recovered in other crimes, such as the murder of Kent Lariosa, Grace Aquino, Prem Bernadez, Bobit  Callao Bernadez and Atty. Eliezer Casipong. The provincial commander was told the same firearm was used in the Casipong murder and that of Bobit Callao Bernadez, which is with the use of a 9-mm ammunition. (By Juancho Gallarde)



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SPUD: Center of Excellence in Catholic Education


t. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) New Organizational Structure was recently ap proved by the University Board of Trustees. The said university-wide innovations and initiatives is part of the current administration’s thrust of providing quality Paulinian education and services to its customers and stakeholders being the first ISO-certified educational institution in the Visayas and Mindanao, recipient of the Most Sustainable & Eco-Friendly School in Central Visayas for four years, and an accredited institution by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for a long period of time. Since last summer up to the present, the University Management Team, Faculty Members and Support Staff attended, participated & conducted various activities, such as seminars, conferences, congress and planning sessions to make sure that the university is touching the right path for academic excellence. Just recently, St. Paul University Dumaguete – High School Department, a PAASCU Level I accredited program, was granted the LEVEL II RE-ACCREDITED STATUS by the Fed-

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eration of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FFAP) for having SATISFACTORILY met the standards & fulfilled the requirements of the PAASCU. Meanwhile, the SPUD Grade School Department, a PAASCU Level I accredited program,s is also preparing for the PAASCU visit this December. Aside from the Grade School and High School Departments, various courses in the college level are also LEVEL III Accredited by the PAASCU, while To page 17

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